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  1. MarkP80

    W203 Rear Bumper Adjustment

    Well, I've been in the boot, under the car, had the lamp clusters out, you name it, and I'll be blowed if I can find these blummin' adjustment bolts! I can only conclude they don't exist! MarkP
  2. MarkP80

    W203 Rear Bumper Adjustment

    Hi guys, After a bit of help with the rear bumper of my W203 C180 saloon. I suspect it has had a nudge at some point in its life - it belonged to a friend's father before me - and the rear bumper is misaligned. It's a bit high, such that when I close the boot, the edge of the boot lid is in...
  3. MarkP80

    W203 Radiator Drain Plug Sheared

    You're all convincing me!
  4. MarkP80

    W203 Radiator Drain Plug Sheared

    Many thanks for all the replies guys. I have already ordered a set of screw extractors, but I didn't want to rush into anything. - this was my big worry, the chance that I won't be able to get it all out and I just end up with a hole in the bottom of the rad that I can't do anything with...
  5. MarkP80

    W203 Radiator Drain Plug Sheared

    Hi all, Started what I thought would be an easy job on my W203 C180K at the weekend, changing the thermostat. However, when I went to drain the coolant, with the slightest touch the coolant drain plug sheared off. Now, I don’t know if this was a bodge by a previous owner, or if the plastic plug...
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    Sheared drain plug
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    Drain hole
  8. MarkP80

    W203 Interior Lights not coming on when doors opened

    So, I have a W203 and I noticed today that the courtesy lights weren’t coming on when I opened the doors. So, quick search of this forum and the penny dropped. Couple of years ago I took our SLK into the dealer for the same fault. Didn’t work in the workshop,but worked when they took it back...
  9. MarkP80

    A35

    If you haven’t selected any additionally packs, then the seats are artico/ dinamica. The artico is man-made leather, the dinamica is a man-made alcantara-style fabric. In order to get real leather you have to select the £1395 Executive Package as a minimum -or the Premium or Premium Plus...
  10. MarkP80

    A35

    - if it was the base model with no packs, then you are correct - it is fake leather.
  11. MarkP80

    A35

    - that's where I had a look and a sit. Very nice it is too, although I can't convince MrsP about the yellow!
  12. MarkP80

    A35

    Well, there is a new 1 Series due out at the end of this year, but the M140 replacement won't be out until well into 2020, I believe. From what I've read, the replacement is expected to be 4wd, and will probably have a 4-Pot 2.0 engine, compared to the current 3.0 straight six rwd. You're right...
  13. MarkP80

    A35

    Yes, I see the brokers are offering around 9% discount at the moment. I was surprised at this, with the car being so new. Mind you, you can get 25% off an M140 at the moment, which despite it being a bit long in the tooth, might have made it a bargain, but the PCP residuals are very poor so it...
  14. MarkP80

    A35

    - and the other thing I notice, if you select the Premium package and the AMG Style package, it takes the list price to £40,035. In other words, just over the £40k VED threshold. Frustrating again (if you like the features those packages bring). As Steve says, good sales tactics, but the option...
  15. MarkP80

    A35

    It seems a strange requirement to only be able to configure the Night package if you also have the Style package. The Night package I'm sure would be very popular, but that rear aerofoil is definitely not for everyone. Similarly, an electric driver's seat with memory function is quite important...
  16. MarkP80

    ML Brake Disc's

    This is a bit of a coincidence, as I was about to post a similar question regarding the disks on our ML. It was in at the dealers for something unrelated and they reported the disks and pads all round were very close to requiring replacment. When I went to collect the car and spoke to the...
  17. MarkP80

    AMG - soon just another trim level?

    It may be, but even if you look in the "Offers" section of the MB website, they're offering a £15k dealer deposit contribution (before you start haggling), so the actual depreciation isn't what it may initially seem. Cheers, MarkP
  18. MarkP80

    2011 ML 350 - Central locking gremlin

    Well, time for a bit of feedback. Humbernart, thanks for the reply. I did wonder if it was using IR when close to the door, but didn't think to check at the time. I didn't know about resetting the tailgate either! Anyway, phone call from MB and the Service Measure 4452 has solved the problem...
  19. MarkP80

    Bodyshop in North East - recommendations, advice?

    Just a quick update. My insurer received the report from the MB bodyshop and approved the repairs to go ahead. Since then, the 3rd party has accepted liability, so no excess to pay which is good news. The car is due in on Monday and they expect to have it for two weeks. I'll let you know the...
  20. MarkP80

    2011 ML 350 - Central locking gremlin

    Hi folks, I've got a bit of an issue with the central locking on my ML350. I've taken it into MB for them to have a look at it, but thought I'd post on here to see if anyone has had a similar problem. I've done a forum search and although I've seen lots of central locking topics, nothing that...
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