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  1. cellarmerc

    Replacement for my W211 320cdi 2005 estate (inline 6 3.2l) ...what now!

    That is probably true ...though the looks off 212 do not appeal to me much.....I will ponder the decision and take another look at used market but finding low milage old car is not easy
  2. cellarmerc

    W211 (2005) Mirror Indicator light replacement

    I believe I had the bulb on mine and just removed it ..no issue.
  3. cellarmerc

    Replacement for my W211 320cdi 2005 estate (inline 6 3.2l) ...what now!

    Maybe a silly thread but my 2005 W211 CDI estate ..inline 6 still drives well , especially after last service with engine mounts replaced, but paintwork is hard to keep looking good and overall it´s showing some age (340k km) ...what on earth do I replace it with at reasonable money to offer...
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    W211 H7 led headlight --- can anyone recommend a correct fitting CANBUS set bulbs ?

    The inspectors of the ITV MOT told me to put Xenon or LED and just change them over for the test ......like they do ...says it all.
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    W211 H7 led headlight --- can anyone recommend a correct fitting CANBUS set bulbs ?

    I use Osram Nightbreaker ..it´s hogwash marketing more light ....Halogen are lights of the past and do not light the road at night with correct safety ...the ITV /MOT said my lights were just legal with the light they produced with the H7 and thats after polishing the plastic cover . With...
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    W211 H7 led headlight --- can anyone recommend a correct fitting CANBUS set bulbs ?

    Hi, looking for set LED bulbs for H7 Fit in the 2005 W211 ...can anyone recommend a set of bulbs that are direct fit and canbus with no issues ...the variety on Amazon is confusingly large and I am unsure about the correct fit ...yes some say Canbus but I worry about the holder for the original...
  7. cellarmerc

    W211 2005 passenger seat rhd for driver position lhd

    Hello members, I am changing the damaged leather on my lhd 2005 w211 estate drivers seat and bought a UK rhd passenger seat. I had to buy the whole seat complete and to my knowledge the seat covers if removed will fit perfectly. That being said, as I have bought the whole seat I am considering...
  8. cellarmerc

    how many hrs to change seals in rear transmission

    Well it seems I have been paying too much labour in general . I think might be better to buy a younger car and stop the excessive bills as the the electric brake regulator has yet to fail ..and they do fail on that fly by wire brake system apparently costing a lot of cash to fix. It is a pity as...
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    how many hrs to change seals in rear transmission

    Thanks for your input sir. They said it involved removing the drive to both wheels and suspension linkage in some way and disconnect from driveshaft to release the box itself. Then on bench open it and change the 3 connecting seals (a kit I guess) . Then refit and fill with oil . I had a...
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    how many hrs to change seals in rear transmission

    Hi, my garage charged me 11 hrs to change the seals and whatever else they are called in the rear transmission diff for my E320 W211 ..as it had started a small oil leak on one side of the diff. I paid Euro480 to get it fixed a after market specialist not Mercedes as is 2005 car . Did I pay too...
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    W211´05 E320 CDI inline 6cyl - glow plug light relay question

    Hi, I just recently had the batteries, the small SBC one and the main battery replaced ..... now the glow plug light is staying on for about 40 sec when I first start the engine in the morning. It is not always coming on, when the car has been driven and restarted later after a drive it doesnt...
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    E320cdi injector costs

    thanks a lot for the info though at the moment I feel I have no option with the car in the garage until monday and they wont work with 2nd hand or refurb parts I would supply ... jodido ... to use the phrase buggered I am and will have to pay. Spain is not the Uk or Ireland for that matter ...
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    E320cdi injector costs

    Hi, the engine wasn´t starting smoothly and a little smoke from the engine cover so went into the local Merc independant here in Valencia. They said it was the injector seat and that an injector would need replaced , the others cleaned. I may have driven it 500km from noticing this fault but...
  14. cellarmerc

    W211 Lhd front wiper fit

    Someone must know the answer or is it too boring a question to read ! Just don´t want to order and then find they don´t fit .
  15. cellarmerc

    W211 Lhd front wiper fit

    Can someone confirm if the wiper blades are the same item for LHD vs RHD for the W211 front wipers . I require a LHD set and was trying to get the cheaper Ebay ones , I guess the quality is not bad for the price difference . Thanks, T.
  16. cellarmerc

    Alarming yearly maintenance costs ..is this normal

    I gather it´s not a cheap car to keep but there are few cars to choose from when you want good leg room,space,economy & enough power coupled with a classy image for clients (and myself ). I like the car despite the bills, but like you mention if it continues it will have to go. As usual its the...
  17. cellarmerc

    Alarming yearly maintenance costs ..is this normal

    Over the past year I have to replace the rear hatch struts (280euro inc fitting) and apparently this is rare ... also the previous owner damaged the locking rear seat catch .. I thought it would be a cable but no.. it cost 570euro to fit & supply the new Merc part in the seat... . I complained...
  18. cellarmerc

    w211 Estate wheel alignment

    Thanks alot BlackC55 & Dieselman , trying to get my mechanic to determine if the bushes or joints are worn isnt easy, it´s like if its not completely buggered they don´t seem to think there is a problem and I dont know how much play there should be in these parts . But I shall get an inspection...
  19. cellarmerc

    w211 Estate wheel alignment

    The car has 180k km on it now , what normally needs replaced at this stage in the suspension linkage bushes or rather whats a good idea to do without spending a fortune ? The last thing I want to do is get the alignment done and then have bushes changed and have to do it all twice .I would...
  20. cellarmerc

    w211 Estate wheel alignment

    I meant not driving well at all , not wheel , sorry for typo! Also I have made an appointment with Mercedes Dealer for Mon am and paying the money as I can´t seem to trust the other 3rd parties to do it right. I remember the days in Ireland when I had the quattros and it was the same story and...
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