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    Forte Various Different "Treatments"

    Hi, The car is E320CDI facelift 2007. Have heard a lot about Forte treatments and as I have had lately turbo / M55 problems (appeared when tried using Shell V-Power - probably a coincidence) I am considering using them. There are lots of various treatments and four main ones appear to be...
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    W211 4.7kOhm resistor "fix" for M55 motor / intake manifold runner position sensor P2015 intake manifold runner position sensor

    Hi, Putting 4.7kOhm resistor as a "fix" for M55 mototor / turbo issues is often recommended. For my car it has "solved" error code P2015 intake manifold runner position sensor that was sending the car into a limp mode. (E320CDI 2007 Intermittent loss of Turbo Power | Engine) What does this...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Hi, Brake pads warning has been on for months. Inspected brake pads when it first appeared and there was at least 5-6mm left (looked at the outer side only) so assumed faulty sensor. Inspected yesterday still at least 4mm left on the outer side. The inner side looks like almost completely warn...
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    E320CDI 2007 Intermittent loss of Turbo Power

    Hi All, I addition to intermittent gear selector problem whereby the gear is not going from Neutral to Reverse unless brake pedal is released (W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift intermittently gets stuck in Drive gear), which now happens very rarely, my car developed another intermittent problem...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift intermittently gets stuck in Drive gear

    Hi, E320CDI 2007, facelift from time to time (i.e. not always) is getting stuck in Drive "gear". When this happens I can still select Reverse gear or Park by releasing footbreak pedal. Any ideas on what can be wrong and how to fix the issue would be appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance for...
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    Fitting (just fitting) 4 new 17" tyres - quotes even above £100? New business Opp?

    Hi, Couple of years ago fitting tyres was around or even below £10 a tyre. This year one garage quoted even £90+VAT so £108 (and no, not Mercedes Dealer!) for four tyres. The cheapest quote is £60. Which is still utterly ridiculous as this is an hourly rate (VAT inclusive) of quite a few top...
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    W211 16" Mercedes Yilduz Wheels 7.5Jx16H2 ET42 - good choice for winter tyres

    Hi Four used 16" Mercedes Yilduz Wheels 7.5Jx16H2 ET42 B66474229 - A2114014402 for example see: 16" Mercedes Yilduz wheels in 9765 Titanium Silver - Alloy Wheels Direct (44666) These could be ideal for winter tyres as the second best (Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 850P - 225/55 R16 99V...
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    Approved Rims and Tyres for E320CDI Facelift (are 17" approved at all ?)

    Had a hell of a journey choosing winter tyres for my car and trying to establish what is actually MB approved (so that insurance remains valid and for no other reason) came to the conclusion that according to my car manual only 225 55 R16 are approved even though according to VIN decoder my car...
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    E320CDI W211 fitting 235 tyres instead of 245 on 17" wheels

    Hi, The standard fit for W211 E-class is 245 45 R17. However availability of these tyres is quite poor and prices are quite high. Any views on fitting 235 45 R17 tyres? According to Mercedes-Benz Fitting Chart and Wheel Fitment Guide | Alloy Wheels Direct for W211 even 205 60 R16 is an...
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    Bone breaking shock waves when tightening / tightening wheel nuts - copper grease on RAD seats?

    Hi, When tightening/untightening wheel nuts on W211 I am getting extreme shock waves. So the resistance does not increase uniformly as the bolts are tightened but there are lapses in resistance causing shock waves. Similarly when tightening. I applied copper grease to bolt threads but it did...
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    SRS W211 2006 Driver-side frontal acceleration sensor

    Hi, After putting a child detector emulator (SRS Seat Occupancy Emulator W211 2006 E320CDI Estate) and getting a proper code reader I am now getting the following error from time to time: 9033 "Fault communicating with component B48/1 (Driver-side frontal acceleration sensor) or there is a...
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    SRS Seat Occupancy Emulator W211 2006 E320CDI Estate

    Hi, I have a problem with 2006 W211 estate: SRS airbag red warning screen is displayed from time to time when there is a passenger in the car. I have heard that the most likely cause is the child seat sensor that costs hundreds to replace properly. There are no children in the family and we...
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    Can brakes ceramic grease be used for diesel glow plugs?

    Hi, I will be changing glow plugs today (in the snow) on W211 E320 CDI (separate topic on that - the grease question is in a separate topic as could be of wider interest as it applies to many models or even makes of cars). It is not a problem to source glow plugs / all sorts of filters etc etc...
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    S211 56 E320CDI - Glow Plugs Problem - or not

    Hi, Facelift E320CDI estate struggles to start from cold. When it is below 5C (not -5C) it is a significant struggle for it. At current temperatures of about +10, just a slight struggle given that I press on accelerator as I start. After starting the "coil light" lights on and stays for about...
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    57 E320CDI dipped headlights pink - what bulbs and whether DIY

    Hi, One of the dipped headlights on my W211 57 E320CDI Saloon turned pink. What is the best bulb to buy - I want it to be as bright as possible and long lastting? Is it a DIY job? What would be the time for the job at a (reasonable) garage? Are the bulbs sensitive to being touched/knocked a...
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    S320CDI 56 plate permanently in Limp Mode

    Hi, A few days ago the yellow coloured "Engine" light came on with no text messages on the display. At that time did not affect the performance. For the following couple of days that light was off and the car was OK. Today the light was on again, the car was fine for about 30 minutes and then...
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    E300TD 1998 - what is a reaonable scrapping price including alloy wheels?

    Finally replaced my (formerly) superb Black E300TD. Best price offered online is £230. The car comes with original alloys is £230 a good price. The car is an MOT failure.
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    W211 E320CDI Saloon: fitting prefacelift wheels to post-facelift car.

    Hi, I have 16" Elegance W211 pre-face lift wheels fitted with almost brand new top quality winter tyres 215 55 R16 97H (was actually on Q210 hence 215 rather than 225). You can see exactly the same wheels on: 16" Mercedes Yilduz wheels in High Sheen with Standard Silver - Alloy Wheels Direct...
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    Facelift W211 E Class - how to bring Audio from 20th century to 21st?

    I do not require anything special - just something that virtually any 21st century car "radio" has: the ability to use SD Card / UBS Stick loaded with mp3 files. Even 10 years ago (before the W211 facelift) most "radios" even the ones under 50 pounds had this feature .... not Mercedes. With...
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    2007 E320CDI - is panaromaic sunroof really a good feature or not?

    At last I seem to have found a fully-loaded car (though almost all are described as such on autotrader)...in fact more loaded than I would like ... it has a sunroof, in fact a double sunroof - a panoramic one. I am hesitant about having a car with a sunroof because of: 1. Safety - suspect that...
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