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    Anti-corrosion treatment

    Anybody seen examples of the man's work up close and personal though? May I refer you to this web-page: http://www.muddy-tyres.net/chassis.asp Blooke seems pretty careless if you ask me? The coating isn't as incredible as the blurb would make you think either - ask for one of his...
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    Unresponsive E270Cdi - Solved

    Some of you may remember about this time last year I posted about an E270Cdi that was about as smooth and responsive as a tractor. We've solved the problem - well, found the cause anyhow. Mercedes, in their infinite wisdom, appear to have fitted an "intelligent" "adaptive" drivetrain, that...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    I think we've found the problem! Dad let me drive to a game reserve 3hrs away and I drove the thing like a rental car. By the time we got to the game reserve the upshift points on the autobox had moved to about 3000rpm rather than 2400rpm and I could get kickdown by pressing the throttle down...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    No way of knowing, LOL! I think the dirty great ABS/ESP hydraulic valve block under the bonnet with pressure accumulators and vacuum pump sticking out the side and the brake master cyl resivoir/master cylinder/servo on the bulkhead give it away. :p Must be different for SA cars then; its...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    The issue is the delay/hesitancy! This is it at its best - when you absolutely nail the throttle. When on the move and you 'ease' the throttle it can take 2-3 seconds for anything at all to happen, then when it does its more than you wanted and you have to back off again - like being seasick...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    video clip http://www.cosic.org.uk/misc/pict0469.mov http://www.cosic.org.uk/misc/pict0469.mov (1.9Mb) Went out earlier this afternoon and took a short video clip to show what I'm talking about. Quiet 70km/h limit public road 150 yards from the police station before I get shouted at for...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    Its almost as if the engine ECU does 'duh, hang on a sec, the driver wants to move' then moves, then (and only once that has happened) the autobox ECU goes 'duh, hang on a sec, the driver wants to move' then moves. If you two foot launch it though (left foot brake, use right foot on throttle to...
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    E270Cdi problem - delayed engine response

    Hiya, I'm after some advice on a new (SA spec - so its the 'last model' E-Class without the electric brakes etc if that makes sense) E270Cdi Saloon. It is quick enough (about as quick at 6000ft and 35C as a Rover 820 at sea level and 20C) but it is godawful to drive and the fuel economy is...
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