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    Engine Coolant Change

    Hello, long time no see, (me that is...) Mine's a 240 v6, so not identical to yours but similar enough. From memory I used 2 bottles of coolant. Note that you dilute the MB coolant before use - 50% IIRC. I raised the rear of the car and used the drain tap under the rad. I bought 1...
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    Tougher than you think

    Hi All. Went diving this afternoon. I was at 35m, went to my pocket for something, and was less than pleased to pull out my car keyfob and my phone. I must have put them there between dives as I never normally even have them with me when I'm diving but we had gone ashore for lunch...
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    I'm off for a spin

    ...around Brittany then up the Loire Valley. All loaded up and ready to go, there's just time in the morning for one last wash. (The car, not me). See you in a couple of weeks.:)
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    Parking Sensor Color?

    The cans were about £10 for the two, and I'd definitely take the sensor out to spray it. Drill a hole in a piece of card, mount the sensor in the card, and spray.
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    Crashed my car - Think its a write off

    That's right, my experience of the two systems is - ASR is only any use if you are on the power, AND the rears are slipping. It cannot detect an understeer condition. ASR does not know the front wheels exist, it can only reduce wheelspin using rear brakes and throttle ESP chimes in if...
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    Crashed my car - Think its a write off

    I'm glad you're OK. I expect it was slippy after the long dry spell, and an S bend gets the weight transfer going. The damage doesn't appear too extensive, but as has already been said, you will be weighing it up against the value of the car. It's only metal. And hours of TLC...
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    COMAND radio volume during NAV

    Thanks Alfie - I tried that. The NAVI menu has only Traffic Info, Connection Counter, Location and Calibration. The Sound menu has only Bass Treble Fader and Balance:crazy: ...And as I type my eyes have fallen on the answer - Language Sound Volume Difference under Sound in Navi Settings...
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    COMAND radio volume during NAV

    Hi all, I'm sure this is simple, but I still need some help. I've been trying to show my Dad how to use his COMAND (2004 ML). I showed him how to set the volume of the NAV announcement by turning the volume knob during an announcement. The problem is that the volume of the radio or CD...
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    Advice needed

    I think that's an airpump - runs for a short while on a cold start to dilute emissions.
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    Roll-back in D

    I think the explanation is as follows - In S you have creep, for manoeuvring. Creep means the gearbox is in normal mode, the power from idle is enough to move the car on the flat. A hill will overcome it, so you will rollback. This is fine, indeed useful, when parking on a slope in the...
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    Roll-back in D

    same as yours, yes in D, no in W, both for my 202 and the 210.
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    Parrot CK3100 and W140

    You choose and record a keyword, which you can then say out loud to activate the system. I have chosen "telephone". Then I say the name to call, then I say "mobile", or "home" or whatever. When I receive a call from someone in my phone book the system speaks their name and I say "answer" or...
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    Top Gear: Complaints to BBC

    That's a bit Harry Enfield isn't it?
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    Parrot CK3100 and W140

    I installed mine before I realised it is fully voice activated. I assumed that I would need to press the button to use the unit, so I placed the display accordingly. If I were doing it again I would place the display out of sight. One of our members has done this in his W203 - it's in the...
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    Top Gear: Complaints to BBC

    That's very true, but it's not an indictment of our members being Daily Wailers. It's because the written word can be sometimes be open to mis-interpretation because of the lack of facial expression (smileys are no substitute), the lack of intonation and the lack of gestures. Not everyone has...
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    Top Gear: Complaints to BBC

    I find it very reassuring that the complaint was rejected twice. Perhaps there is hope for sanity after all. I was speechless yesterday when a colleague showed me a "newspaper" article (well, Daily Wail anyway) which reported on schoolgirls falling foul of the law for drawing hopscotch grids...
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    Parking Sensor Color?

    Agreed. I got a can of colour and a can of lacquer from MB and did mine with three light coats of each. They work fine.
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    External Temp Guage

    Timmy, it's a small black pointy thing below the bumper on teh nearside at the front. The wiring runs up behind the nearside headlight, and I recall that there is a join there (to allow for bumer removal). It must be used to getting wet, so hopefully it will dry out.
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    Happy birthday Aletank and Will

    Just in time before the rain comes:)
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    Front disks (C Class Estate)

    It could be in order to eliminate a flat-spot on the tyre that has arisen from having stood overnight. I notice on mine a slight vibration at 30mph in the first mile or two, but not after that. I assume this is because of cold tyres, as soon as they warm up a bit the flat spot is gone and so...
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