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    COMAND/Bluetooth query.

    Glad its not just me then - I'll have to get into the habit of having it on all the time! Pete
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    COMAND/Bluetooth query.

    In my now-departed W211, if the COMAND was off, an incoming call to my phone would activate it. Similarly, making a call from my phone itself would activate it. In my S212, '60 plate, neither of those happen - incoming call doesn't activate the screen, nor does making a call from the phone...
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    S class, W221 Air suspension units

    I bought a pair of Dunlop ones for my S212, supplied by Bullseye Motor Factors via an eBay listing. They were £200 each, delivered. I've not got round to fitting them yet though. I've put one next to a new, genuine Mercedes one - quality wise, they seem to be identical, although time will, no...
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    S212 rear self-levelling - airbag replacement how-to?

    I took the plunge earlier this week and bought a pair of Dunlop airbags for my E350CDi. Fitting them seems fairly straightforward, but it would be nice to look at a step-by-step guide....if I could find one! Has anyone got a link to one at all please? The ones I've seen seem to refer to cars...
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    W212 E350CDi thermostat.

    No, just a clip in the casting for a small-diameter pipe - that's just where the sensor goes on the original one. I've ordered one from the dealer anyway, can't be doing with faffing around with wrong parts! It'll be here on Monday. The Febi one was £90, genuine one £130. Pete
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    W212 E350CDi thermostat.

    My mate intended replacing the thermostat for me this morning. He'd got a Febi one. On taking the engine cover off....problem! The one on the car has an electrical sensor fitted to it, the Febi one doesn't. We can't seem to find an aftermarket part that has the sensor. Has anyone sourced a...
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    2010 W212 headlight delay.

    Just found it! The neighbours will be very happy! Thanks! Pete
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    2010 W212 headlight delay.

    I rather like the idea of being able to disable functions I've got no use for! Apart from anything else, when the headlights are on, because of the way I park at home, they shine straight into the living room of the house opposite.....and their blinds are invariably open....! Pete
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    2010 W212 headlight delay.

    There's no obvious way to disable it, just 'interior light delay'! Pete
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    2010 W2112 E350CDi engine temp.

    It's still got the duff t'stat in till the weekend. Pete
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    2010 W212 headlight delay.

    Thanks chaps! I did look at the 'lights' settings - the only delay I saw (I think!) was interior lights. Ill check again in the morning. Pete
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    2010 W212 headlight delay.

    How do I disable the headlamp delay on my E350CDi? By that, I mean where they come on when I unlock the doors, and then stay on when I lock them? I can't find anything in the handbook - am I right in thinking I'll have to switch from auto on the light switch to stop it happening, or is there...
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    2010 W2112 E350CDi engine temp.

    The engine temperature on my recently-acquired w212 stays way too low, only occasionally reaching the halfway point on the gauge. A friend is fitting a new thermostat at the weekend, so hopefully the problem will be sorted. My query's about the radiator fan. A couple of times, as I've come to a...
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    Dunlop suspension airbags.

    Has anyone used Dunlop airbags at all? I've read all about Arnott, then spotted Dunlop ones - they have a 2yr/20k miles guarantee and come in at around £440 a pair. Pete
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    S212 self-levelling rear suspension- quick query.

    Well, I bought the car, and I got it with a very good price reduction indeed! The rear end actually only sinks on the nearside, overnight. I'm thinking I might as well replace the airbags irrespective of where the leak might be, as the car's 10 years old now. I've Googled, and seen lots of...
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    [SOLD] Genuine 17" alloys with winter tyres.

    Bought, refurbed, fitted with winters, never used! Tyres are 2 x Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme, 2 x Nokian (can't remember which ones....), all having 6mm of tread and are 245/45s. Wheels are 8j ET38, balanced, and will fit various Mercedes, although they were originally from, and meant for, a W or...
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    Spitfire.

    I was on 85 Sqn back in the day....we 'flew' them! Pete
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    S212 self-levelling rear suspension- quick query.

    Many thanks for the reply Will, it confirms what I was thinking. It doesn't put me off the car, far from it, but obviously it needs factoring in. Pete
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    S212 self-levelling rear suspension- quick query.

    Having just sold my 280CDi Sport, I've found a very nice 2011 S212 350CDi to replace it. The owner tells me that the rear suspension drops 'more than an inch' overnight. The indy who's looked after it for the last few years says STAR shows no faults. Should the rear drop by any amount overnight...
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    Higher-miles S212?

    I fancy an estate again, so am thinking of an S212 around 2010/2011. Thing is though, my W211 has 140k miles on it now, and it still feels relatively fresh - the interior could easily pass for a 40k car, the engine and box are lovely and smooth....a few jobs have needed doing, but nothing out of...
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