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    Rust Warrenty Claim - Advice Please

    Glojo Ahhhh ....I wish I lived in your world, I bet your dealer doffs his hat and RAC men salute you as you go buy. Unfortunately my local MD dealer sees a 'reasonable' approach simply as a sign of weakness. However you are right in that the first rule must always be to try diplomacy...
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    Rust Warrenty Claim - Advice Please

    but please do not think you have a free meal ticket for life if you fail to comply to the terms. ? The only thing I expect MB to do is to adhere to their comittments. My car complies completely to the Mobilo life requirement. The only Indy stamp was an interim service between 2 main...
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    Rust Warrenty Claim - Advice Please

    Good luck with the car and hopefully you will have a free repair, if not be grateful for what you have been given, others on this forum have NOT been as lucky. ?? Give me a break - grateful for what I have been given? are you advocating the MB are somehow in the right ?. Mercedes set their...
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    Rust Warrenty Claim - Advice Please

    Jeez the dreaded rust. I took my 99 E300TD in to my local MB dealer with rust on all 4 wings, bonnet and boot lid (5 out 6 stamps are Main delaer, one is an indy). Whilst there they also checked the front subframe and found that also corroded. They took photos and phoned MB UK. Within half an...
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    Spare Parts warranty ?

    Any help aprreciated from anyone who's had an issue with MB parts. My 210 had all four brake discs replaced at 65k miles (as far as I know the originals) and it cost me £500. Now 7 months and 13k miles later I've just been told that they are corroded and need replacing again - for another £400 -...
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    non auto locking...help

    Doh...Thanks for the replies guys.....next time I'll RTFM before I post. It's simply a matter of turning the key to position 2 and pressing the central locking button on the dash for a few seconds....
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    non auto locking...help

    Although the central locking on my W210 works fine using the dash switch the automatic locking when you set off has stopped working....does anyone have any ideas ?, is there a particular fuse ?? any help greatly appreciated.....
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    4:10am smash and grab :-(

    Here's a story to make your blood boil. Couple of years ago I'm on the way to a meeting with the laptop on the back seat, driving along I happen to pass an unmarked police car with his stop sign on as he'd just pulled over some guy ahead......ho hum. Anyway I stop a half mile further on for a...
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    E330TD Valve Seals - help appreciated

    Thanks for the reply Mark, I going to sit on it for a while and try to get another opinion from another dealer before I do anything. Reading all the threads on here about oil consumption it seems that my occasional litre may not be connected to the smoke and it may be overfuelling. I drove...
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    E330TD Valve Seals - help appreciated

    E300TD Valve Seals - help appreciated Hi All I've got a problem and any help or advice appreciated. My E300TD (1999 65Kmiles) has started occasionally producing blue smoke and I've had to top up the oil - though only a litre in the 14k between services. If I am motorway cruising or...
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    W210 Rust ?

    Had a full Main Dealer B service (ouch) and rust check on my 99TD last week and it looks ok....so fingers crossed I may just have a late ruster !. It is odd how we all seem to buy the 'quality' thing with Benzes, I guess its a type of mass delusion. If you really want to have some stress buy...
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    W210 Rust ?

    I'm not paranoid, but I've got the car in for a full MB B service today and specifically asked for a rust check - and got the Service Manager to write my request on the service sheet, just in case there are any downstream problems.. ..so at least I will know by the end of the day whether I'm...
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    W210 Rust ?

    I've owned my 1999 300TD for 10 Months and it's a dream to drive, punchy and 30-35mpg (never tried driving too carefully, so don't know what the max mpg potential is). I've only recently picked up on the rust problems that the E Class apparently has and its concerning as I intend to keep the car...
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    damm that cupholder

    Ok, I,ve just fitted the retractable cupholder from MB in my W210 TD. Thing is it's designed for a left hand car and the cup is just too near my wandering elbow. I was in a W210TD Taxi (funnily enough) in Munich last week and the cabbie reckons they do a RH version ???, but I can't find it...
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    Weird places

    Just had to reply to this.......I'm off the Calgary,Canada on business at the end of the Month, there they have both the 'Shagganappi Trail' and also 'Lake Minnewankke'.....I'll have to get some photos.....
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    mpg

    Hey Mark I also bought a 300TD recently, I'm getting 33mpg on my 100 mile commute (mainly A roads and traffic) and 37 on motorway runs. Not sure when the Turbo kicks in, the cars so smooth it's hard to tell....
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