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    Rear susp makeover plan - do I need anymore parts?

    Hi I am paying my local mech to changes some rear suspension parts over on my old merc, a 2003 C Class W203, this squeaks like an old pram on the left and it is the rubber inserts - they are all a bit naff. I got this kit on ebay. It looks like overkill but it sorts out some MOT issues on the...
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    Mercedes C Class W203 180k 2005 Machine gunning lock actuator – fixed

    Part I used ebay for the spring part: It was from X8R Ltd which sell loads of cool solutions to the automotive ‘usual suspects’. 4 springs, they are sided so 2 near side 2 off side – mosquito forceps and a great booklet with loads of offer kits that they sell to fix the automotive industries...
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    Do I repair, scrap or break my motor w203 C Class 2005 105k

    My first Mercedes owned for a few years and it has been a great car - I am now a fan - I have done some repairs along the way and I understood these are prone to cam chain problems. MBClub forum buddies warned me about this and I can't complain - it has been a fantastic motor - so smooth. My GF...
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    W203 central locking jumping can a spring kit fix it?

    Hello My W203 2005 drivers door locking mechanism machine guns/jumps up and down when I lock the car - have to press the lock button a few times until it ends up in the down position and locks the door. I bought a new spring kit for the actuator - I believe this is caused by a broken spring...
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    Bought a second hand W203 to ***** about with - pics and questions

    Hi I bought a 2003 C class 180k 110k TL/DR Question If I remove the supercharger (any tips appreciated) in order to change the breather pipes Is it advisable to change the engine mounts (two) Change the belt tensioner on the front of the engine Change the injector seals (x4) Change the...
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    How do I remove the cone shaped dash vent?

    Hi I did search and could not find this. I would like to remove the top mounted large cone shaped vent on my W203 C Class. Am I right in thinking I need to remove the two cylinder shaped vents above the stereo first? To release it? I have been solving rattles and the mesh vent taps! so I want...
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    My mot advisories......my old 2005 W203?

    My 2002 VW Golf 1.4 is in better nick than this Merc! Mercedes loves rust for some reason.......... Can any Pro's comment on what I may need to do if I plan to keep the motor? It has done 70k. I had the transmission fluid changed planning to keep her. Lovely to drive but rust! Rear Sub-frame...
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    New C class W203 key from Stockport

    Hello Took my old C Class 203 180K to Stockport Mercedes Benz today. Served by Katie who was very helpful indeed as was the receptionist. Mercedes-Benz of Stockport - Passenger cars I showed up with my one working key (my girlfriend washed my spare - dohh!) plus my V5 and ID (passport). I...
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    Mercedes Alloys x4 refurbed and new tyres

    My ad on ebay, I will take an offer of a MB forum member.............. E-bay link here: Mercedes alloys set of four refurbished new tyres and valves | eBay Mercedes alloys 7.0 J x 16H2 ET 43 Refurbished here early 2015, £80 per wheel...
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    DIY Heated Seats C Class W203 with pics

    Please use my advice with extreme caution I am an interested rookie, not a Pro. Heated seats Google “Auto Carbon Heated seats retrofit kit Universal”, got mine on Amazon. The kit is superbly made in my opinion and a bargain at £23, there is a 15A fuse holder included. The wiring includes a...
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    Where can I get a live feed?

    I want to retro fit a heated seat panel to the front drivers seat, I may do the passengers seat too, its my 2005 C Class 180K. They are 35W per side so 70W if I use two. I am planning to fit the switch (3 position) on the side of the centre console - not that fussy about it being on the...
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    Tips for buying second hand C Class/CLK's

    Hello I am looking for a C Class or a CLK budget £3,500 to £4,500 for my girlfriend Automatic - leather Petrol or Diesel - something that sips fuel! Reliable and I can maintain (with your advice :p) Ideally 2005 onwards......... I am leaning towards a Diesel 2.2 C Class or a 2.6...
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    Rust C Class wheel arches? Including Colour Pics! Best way to protect your motor?

    My 2005 C class is very rusty underneath, not as good as my 2002 VW Golf which is amazing. And today I noticed the wheel arches are starting to bubble! What do the Pros do to protect their ride? :D
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    Searching for secondhand SL350's

    Visited two dealers today with a pal who is in the market for an SL350. Both had flat batteries in their boots, so flat that we were unable to test electrics in the first car including the hood. The first was a 2005, 90k, ~£7,500 rust in the rear wheel arches, bit on the front. Bit of rust on...
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    Merc Specialist Widnes, Cheshire, North West

    May I recommend Dave's service at Elite Autofix Widnes Cheshire 0151 424 9080. He was recommended to me by a Mercedes enthusiast as a Merc Specialist and MOT centre. If you are based in the North West like me he is handy for Widnes, Cheshire, Liverpool, Merseyside and Lancashire. Situated...
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    Servicing my W203 180k 2005 C Class Mercedes

    I serviced my W203 service a petrol C180k 2005 I am a rookie – please use all my advice with that in mind! Please post any corrections Spark plugs 4x Bosch FR6MPP332 Lift off the engine cover, some folk advocate a warm engine to prevent the hard plastic engine cover breaking...
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    W203 Auto Transmission Sump Plug Seized - any tips

    Hi I did a search and couldn't see an answer. Attempting to change my tranmission fluid, filter, pilot bushing. I managed to loosen the sump cover bolts so they are good to go - they were easy. But the T30 TORX sump plug is rock solid. Tried an extension on TORX tool socket, no joy...
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    Help a rookie - got my airbox out - not sure what next

    Hi got the P0171 code again, engine management light off. I changed the air filter a few months ago. I took the airbox out this evening. I am a rooky by the way – so no advice can be too basic for me! I can’t visually see any problem with the breather hose underneath the box. No signs of...
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    Cleaning or replacing MAF

    Hello, my first post. Great site. My 2005 180k C class, 70k has a p0171 fault, I serviced it over the summer, new air filter etc. Two questions: 1. I want to repair this myself. I understand that some people replace the MAF as a throw away item and some advocate cleaning it. Any...
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