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    R230 PSE Pump Problems

    I'm having a problem with my soft close boot and I'm assuming that it is a problem with the PSE pump. All other functions work fine except the boot soft close. If I take the 20A fuse out and put it back in the soft close works for a few times after which it stops. This I assume is the safety...
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    SL65 wheels

    Hi Not sure if these are still up for sale. A) Do they still inlcude the tyres and B) you mention the tyres sizes, can you tell memthe wheel sizes. Thanks Malc
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    Beaten by the weather

    Is it me, or does the country seem to come to halt everytime we have a snowflake??? I'm not denying it's bad "up north", but I'm sure as a kid we saw snow halfway up the front door, but everyone carried on, went to work, the schools stayed open and although we grumbled about it, it didn't stop...
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    Beaten by the weather

    Is it me, or does the country seem to come to halt everytime we have a snowflake??? I'm not denying it's bad "up north", but I'm sure as a kid we saw snow halfway up the front door, but everyone carried on, went to work, the schools stayed open and although we grumbled about it, it didn't stop...
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    Battery in the Cold

    I wouldn't recommend starting the car and running it for a few minutes, as someone has already said you probably end up using more battery power than you put back in. Also, starting the car and then switching it off before it has reached operating temp (which would be probabaly 30 mins at least...
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    New tyres and their radial markings

    Thanks Tony, useful info. Presumably with directional tyres they would have to be a matched (opposite deviation) pair? Malc
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    Newbie with dr520

    And welcome from me too, enjoy!!11
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    Mercedes Engine Oil Dipstick

    Ah, but when you were brought up on points, carbs and regular decokes, you knew where you were and you could "see" if something was broken. Last year my S type jag told be the ABS, Traction, DSC and Park Brake were faulty and went into limp mode, all because the battery was "iffy". It's a bit...
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    Mercedes Engine Oil Dipstick

    Thanks BlackC55 The reason I want one is that I intend changing the oil myself between the A&B services as the car will only do about 3000 a year and I would prefer to run the oil level towards the max level, rather than the min. Also it will give me a better idea on oil consumption. As far...
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    Mercedes Engine Oil Dipstick

    Having looked for a dipstick for my 2003 SL55 I found it doesn't have one!!! Enquired at Mercedes and the list price is about £190!!!!!! I'm in the US at present and have found a place that does a "replica" which works out about £35 with postage. Here's the detail: Dipstick is equivalent to...
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    Socket Wheel Bolts for OEM Wheels

    Thanks Gordon, hopefully I'm not trying to find a unicorn!!!
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    SL350 Tip auto or Seq auto - how can I tell?

    Apologies, my experience with SL's only extends to 2004 models. IMO I would not touch these types, the only time I hear them being discussed is because they have gone faulty, this was with an A Series Merc and a BMW M3.
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    SL350 Tip auto or Seq auto - how can I tell?

    I agree with LXI, as far as I am aware the autobox is exactly the same. The sequential piece comes from the fact that when in "manual" mode you go up and down the box ie, 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. You cannot go from 1st to 3rd without going through 2nd. This is acheived by sending electrical signals...
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    Socket Wheel Bolts for OEM Wheels

    Thanks Gordon, I see now. Guess also I was not being clear. I'm looking for a set of 20 Socket headed bolts with the radius seat. The ones I've seen are chromed and come with a male splined "key", but they seem to only come in 60 degree taper, for example Tuner Lug Bolts although these ones are...
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    Which should i buy, 500 SL or 55 AMG SL?

    Hi Wheels Mine came with the standard nokia phone (which I put on old PAYG sim in) and also Parrot which uses Bluetooth and I've paired my "normal" mobile to that one. Both seem to work fine. Mind you not sure what I'd do if both phones get a call at the same time!! And I guess I could talk to...
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    Socket Wheel Bolts for OEM Wheels

    Thanks for the link NPUK, but am I missing something? These just seem to be standard 17mm Hex drive? Malc
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    Socket Wheel Bolts for OEM Wheels

    I'm trying to find a set of wheel bolts that have s splined socket drive for my SL55. It's got SL65 two piece AMG IVs which use a 14mmX1.5mm pitch X 27mm long with a radiused or ball seat. I can find these for aftermarket wheels but these have a 60 degree taper seat. The standard Merc bolts look...
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    Which should i buy, 500 SL or 55 AMG SL?

    Hi Wheels Where did you get your spec from? Malc
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    2003 SL55 Service Schedule

    Can any one tell me what items need to be replaced outside of the normal services and at what intervals? I'm thinking particularly of the Cabin Air Filters, Air Filters, Fuel filter and ABC fluid filter. Thanks
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    New wheel protection - recommendation

    Thanks Guys, I've also got some for mine, why do the brake pads dust the wheels so quickly now, I'm sure they never used to!!!
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