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  1. Sp!ke

    500SL R129 - Still Immobilised...

    start on the simple things. Are you getting a spark? Check your fuses very carefully. If you bridge the fuel pump relay does the pump prime? Have you checked/cleaned your distributor caps? Have you done the ovp relay test?
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    Selling the SL500 R129 - don't know current value.

    I'm shortly going to put my SL up for sale as I no longer have a garage to keep it in. I've been looking in the normal places trying to gauge the current market but the prices are all over the place and i'm struggling to know what I should be putting it up for. Whats making it tricky is a...
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    I just don't get it.

    the trick is a new gasket and dont over tighten the bolts - they barely need any pressure at all. If you over tighten you warp the sump and it leaks.
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    Boot locked!

    The locks are operated by a vacuum pump under the back seat. If the vacuum lines are intact, you should be able to operate the lock by attaching a vacuum pump to the line or by fixing the existing vacuum pump under the seat. What shape is your key, square or round? The round key is a valet...
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    R129SL 1997 - mirror glass compatibility

    They look like the squarer pre-facelift mirrors. 1997 cars have a bit of a mix of facelift and pre-facelift components. Is the mirror also self dimming?
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Its not a fair tax at all. A wealthy person is able to save money or spend outside of the UK and therefore pays much less in percentage terms of his income on VAT than someone on the breadline. The wealthy are also likely to claim much VAT back through his/her company.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    That is my experience too. Instead of the consumer benefiting from free trade (Spanish oranges are the same price as Israeli ones), its the large multinationals that take advantage and take the profit whilst at the same time move these profits around to a location where they pay least tax...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Question; Why are EU made Mercedes cars cheaper in non EU countries like the USA than they are in Europe?
  9. Sp!ke

    Mercedes R129 SL320 spare key

    Not true, you can use it to start the car. The car doesn't need keyless go either - that is reserved for later SL models so the chap your speaking to doesn't know what he's talking about.
  10. Sp!ke

    1995 SL500 Roof Woes

    Sounds to me like you may have the wrong motors fitted.
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    Strictly Enforced Speed Limits May Adversely Affect Safety

    My experience of 20 mph limits in London is that it puts cars into much greater conflict with bicycles. Bikes are now overtaking cars travelling at 20... often on both sides of the car at the same time. Certain roads I know are more dangerous now with a 20mph limit that they were at 30mph.
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    Mercedes R129 SL320 spare key

    Silly money really @ £160 ish +VAT
  13. Sp!ke

    Mercedes R129 SL320 spare key

    it doesnt matter which dealer, the part came from Germany.
  14. Sp!ke

    Mercedes R129 SL320 spare key

    I know someone with an SL in the same boat only a couple of weeks ago. The credit card keys are the only ones still available. I have one for my own R129 also.
  15. Sp!ke

    Mercedes R129 SL320 spare key

    The standard key is nla. The credit card key is still available however....
  16. Sp!ke

    Buying an SL60 and/or R129 Pano Roof - Strange sellers or strange buyer (me!!!)

    The car belongs to a friend in Brentford. I would describe it as A1 condition. I drove it myself a few months ago and it's an absolute peach. I don't think you'll find fault with it.
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    Buying an SL60 and/or R129 Pano Roof - Strange sellers or strange buyer (me!!!)

    I know of a mint SL60 that's for sale...left hooker though.
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    Brussels attacked.

    Anyone that blames this sort of thing on western foreign policies is blinkered to the fact that the west are not the only targets. How could it be when these terrorist organisations kill fellow Muslims with equal or greater regularity. These are not political acts. These are acts of barbarity...
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    Brussels attacked.

    AND right here is the beginnings of another lunatic, capable of being groomed by this poisonous insult to islam that is Daesh. You need to seek help.
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    PC Help Please?

    disable the magic mouse middle button. (middle button closes tab)
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