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    W210 tyres

    I just use what will be known on here as Chinese Ditch-finders... The car is really comfortable to drive but, even with the Pirelli's that it came with, it did not 'do corners' so I just pay £50 per tyre fitted out at my workplace. I don't push the car or do mega miles so the ditch-finders...
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    Disabled Driver and abuse.

    I totally disagree, Thatcher smashed the (corrupt) Tade Unions and I'm glad she did...can you imagine what this country would have been like under Scargill. I feel sorry for all those poor miners that were subjected to hell all because they did not follow all the sheep in to an...
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    Disabled Driver and abuse.

    ...Then again, you could always take a hard line... Sorry, I was going to use the choc-ice gag but camerafodder beat me to it!
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    Tesco fuel

    IIRC Shell unleaded gave problems to Volvo cylinder heads when it was first introduced in the mid 80's...there was another car manufacturer that had problems with burnt valve seats but I have forgotton who it was. I have used predominantly supermarket fuel, mainly Tesco for years in the...
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    Oh dear.

    That should read "Thats phat innit, and ting..." Thanks to the chap who posted the pictures as I can't get on Ebay at work so I am always wondering just how bad some of these 'offerings' are!
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    Lung cancer

    I saw both my parents die from smoking related cancer; one old, one quite young. I hate smoking and recently had a huge issue at work because a colleague never stopped lighting up in the building before puffing his filthy smoke out then going outside...all this from the ban in 2007 up to last...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    How much did yours cost?? Doddle to fit, though.
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    I was thinking of fastening a ratchet cargo strap to the bottom of the 'cradle' or valence whatever it is called and slowly pulling it back forward (oxy-moron??) so the pipe will not get rubbed again but if it ain't broke.... I say that because I don't want to stress all the rads in there and...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    Managed to resize some pics...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    I cut the bad bit out then cut the same length of good tube out and fitted a stainless steel tube in between as a temp repair. I got the part number of the whole tube and will get a price from the local dealership when I get the steering column gaitor. I have some pics and I'll post them up...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    Hello again, I found the problem. It is the hose from the turbo to the I/C...it was punctured by the pipe clip from the gearbox to oil cooler pipe. I can trace back now what happened. About two years ago I slowed and moved on to a cobbled pavement to let an ambulance pass and there was a...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    Pah, need to work out how to re-size but here is the last pics...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    Some pics...hope they upload ok...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    I have just been out and took pics...will try to upload. While there I bent the rubber flap under the trim and we'll see if it makes any diff. I'll get on to my bud to see if he can get me one (gaitor) from his MB dealership, thanks Dieselman.
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    OK, just been out and checked... The gaitor on the steering column has split all the way round! AND... I then started to check the pipes...short stubby orange pipe on turbo seemed fine. I then moved elsewhere and found the main air intake behind the grille had torn rubber that could be...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    I'll nip out at luch time and check that gaitor. I did look at that orange stubby pipe from the turbo and it looked fine but will put my hand near it on high revs like you suggest to see if I can feel owt. I was going up a fairly long steep hill on me way home last night and I woulnd the...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    As in it is letting noise in through the bulkhead? I just bought a camera and was thinking of fastening it at the back of the headlight housing on the off side with a lamping light then taking her out for a spin then watching the video to see if anything obvious is is escaping. When I...
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    W210 300TD - Strange hiss on turbo

    It is a new sound in the last week. I hardly ever have the windows down but I know what you mean. I will try to drop the hose from the intake part of the turbo and to look at the vane...is that what Babz means by spool? The only thing I haven't checked yet is the I/C pipes...How does the...
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