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    Black ML63 AMG on M40 (Friday)

    You cheeky sod, I saw a big black SUV in my rear view mirror catching up at pace, lots of roaring and the Mercedes badge and instantly knew I had found my fellow car bro. It took me by surprise as my wife said there was a range back there trying to muscle its way forward too, but he just...
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    Airmatic knocking when rising

    Hi all, I rarely use my comfort or raised setting in the ML, but the other day I wanted a bit more dampening so put it into comfort mode... As the car started lifting, with the rise there's a knocking noise that feels connected to the front wheels. I checked my CV joints, all boots are in...
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    Another what tyre thread...ML63

    Hi, My car passed its MOT today (yay) but with advisories that a couple of tyres are next to limit, and sods law one in front, one in rear... It's best I just change all four. My go to are Uniroyal Rain Sport 3, or Eagle F1s, but with the weight of the ML and it having more grunt than my...
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    Why the thunderous roar on cold starts?

    Hey, Not a problem or complaint thread, just wondering why Mercedes cars make such a thunderous roar when started cold, it almost sounds like they blip the throttle, hold it there for a second or two, and crack on as normal. I'm assuming it's something to do with getting the oil moving along...
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    Do we like cats?

    We know the internet loves cats, but what's the consensus on here?
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    Can I turn off my front passenger airbag? 2007 W164

    Hi, Before I set off mass anxiety, no I'm not planning on putting a child in the seat. Last week travelling back home, the Mrs and newborn sat in the back along with one of the cat carriers strapped into the seat belt. My other cat is a big boy, and all seat belts to secure his carrier were...
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    W164 ML63 under trays

    Hi, A long shot, but my ML63 didn't come with under trays, if anyone has them please get in touch. Car is a 2007. M156 engine.
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    ML63 oil drain - oil cooler drain? M156

    Hi all, I've got the genuine oil filter and sump washer from Mercedes locally and have ordered 10l of M156 spec oil from Mercs Newcastle on eBay. The car is a 2007 ML63 W164 M156. Just doing a bit of reading it seems across the pond draining the oil cooler which holds another litre or so of...
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    W164 rear Sam - can units be recoded

    Hi, I'm in a right pickle, Mercedes said the rear Sam would take two days to arrive and now are saying may be it'll arrive on 18th November. I need to use the car before then, so in addition to checking if other Mercedes branches can act quicker, I may go down the route of picking up a used...
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    W164 ML63 Rear Sam

    Hi, I ordered the part via mercedes, first was told it'll arrive in two days, five days later I'm told it may arrive in three months. Wtf. Needs to be fully working and I have access to offline coding so if I can reprogramme one from another model of W164 (if that's possible, if a kind soul...
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    Brake launching an auto (no launch control)

    Hi, Just after some thoughts/opinions on this, as admittedly my knowledge on auto boxes/torque converters and all that good stuff is fairly limited. Personally its not something I do as I would be worried that the clutch plates or something else will prematurely wear...sounds like a bad idea...
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    I drove a W220 S320 today...

    Its been an interesting day. I went to see a C240, the chap didn't know what ISOFIX points were and asked me to pop down and look for myself, car didn't have them, so we came home. I then found a S320, the seller is/was a genuinely lovely human being who was also a Mercs enthusiast. I joked on...
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    A run around Merc, £1500 budget

    Hi, I was planning to make my ML63 the baby wagon, but I realised that means popping to do the grocery shopping and random little journeys with it which I don't think is the best use case - so I'm after a C or E class. Must haves: - 4 doors - Auto box - Petrol engine - Isofix rear seat mounts...
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    Things to look out for on a W210, E240

    Hi, I've just agreed to buy an E240 that im picking up later today...I've done some research and understand these suffer from rust (which the car has on its arches) but wondering what else to look out for? This is going to be our baby-wagon, so I'm not too fussed by the rust as it passed an...
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    Any idea what this is?

    Hi, As I was putting my rear Sam back in (failed attempt to fix it) I thought let me pull the fuse block out to check for water and any broken cables... Instead I found this poorly glued into the side...one cable seems to be connecting somewhere, the ground and power wires are disconnected, I...
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    Buying STAR machine with linked laptop - recommendations?

    Hi, A friend of mine got one off AliExpress with a Dell d630 laptop and had no issues on his CL500 and 600, it even had Dev mode... As my ML is aging, and it's not easy to always get to an indie (when you're having issues that makes the car barely safe on the road...) it seems having...
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    It's not much, but this is Bert, my humble ML

    And soon to be family car as I have a little one joining the mix, hopefully Bert won't be broken to collect her from the hospital. Might leave the wife behind (hope she's not reading this...) Had this shy of two years now, it's given me headaches at the best of times, it's been a money pit, but...
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    Is this a rare Mercedes?

    Evening all, A while back I went on a road trip, I spotted a trim level of Mercedes I'd never seen before, I was left wondering if it's a special edition like Maybach or something. I've redacted the chaps number plate in case it's a super rare one off piece and don't want to attract unwanted...
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    W164 Rear Sam - want to confirm broken before having it replaced

    Hi all, I hope you're all well, I appreciate the easiest way is to get the car on STAR, but its not safe enough to drive distances (no indicators, central locking isn't working, SRS light on and other issues) and the mobile guys seem to be inundated at the moment (last chap said 2 week lead...
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    Can't afford V8? Its Ok we're all gonna make it.

    For those of you who lust V8, but can't have V8 there's a solution for you. However before we explore solution, let us explore causation. Why cannot you have V8? - Fuel consumption. - Lady friend controls your spenditure. - You can't handle V8. - V8 does not want you. - You cannot afford V8. -...
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