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    How do you calculate what size boiler?

    I‘m hoping there are some learned heating engineers on here who might be able to help! Our system boiler is kaput and I was going to replace it with a new one of a similar output but some online sites seem to recommend a slightly larger one. I’ve had two engineers round to quote and they’re...
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    Retailer rant!

    Sometimes I find it hard to be sympathetic to high street retailers. Today I went to Curry’s in Weybridge to pick up an order. Sign outside saying to wait until asked to enter. No problem at all, though the shop was almost empty. But we waited. Queue starting behind us. Now almost nobody...
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    Arrggh! Suspension now at full extension!

    Hello all Well the good news is my S212 rear suspension doesn’t seem to leaking anymore (after new air bags, new compressor, new air lines and new valve block) But the other day the offside suddenly pumped itself up to full extension and the malfunction message appeared. I immediately thought...
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    S212 rear suspension - nearly there, maybe?!

    Hi all, So far i've had a new compressor, new bellows, new airlines, new valve block and system calibrated and it now doesn't drop which is fantastic! But on it's second use after collecting from having the airlines and bellows done the right hand side suddenly raised itself to full height...
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    S212 rear seat removal?

    Hi all, does anyone know how to remove the rear bench seat base (not the backrest) in a S212? From looking online it looks like you just pull up at the front each side then slide forward a bit? I’ve given it a bit of a go but I don’t want to break anything! cheers!
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    Wheel refurb recommendations Surrey/Hants?

    Hi all Ive trawled through a number of threads but most seem quite old now - I’m after any recommendations for wheel powder coating centred around Guildford. I’ve used two outlets of The Wheel Specialist; East Grinstead, now closed and Fanborough. The latter was ok but not so good I would...
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    Where should I stick this?

    Hello all I found this on the drive, I think it’s from the rear of my S212. It seems to be a drain bung of some sort but does anyone know where it goes? I’d like to reinstate it. I have to say it’s probably the best made bung I have ever seen! Has a real quality feel about it. Almost a...
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    Arnott vs Bilstein air springs

    Hi All Time to bite the bullet and go for new air springs and lines to hopefully cure the S212’s saggy bum! It’s already had a new compressor, valve block and the pipework from the compressor to valve block. It had a new merc air spring about a year ago on one side so can’t imagine that’s...
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    How to replace air suspension valve block?

    Hello all. I have a 2011 E250 S212 with the dreaded rear suspension sinking. It had one bellows replaced under warranty just over a year ago as the garage couldn’t find a leak but that side (left) seemed to be dropping more, but actually not that much. In hindsight not actually sure that...
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    Most accurate broadband speed test/BT telling porkies?

    Hello all and Happy Easter! First Easter ever with no choccy eggs as we’ve been good citizens and avoided buying all but essentials! (All were sold out anyway where we are) Now, we have BT broadband fibre 100 and are guaranteed a speed of 100Mb (else we get a £20 payment). We’re having a few...
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    Virol - what on Earth was it?

    Born in 1972 I remember when growing up we would be given a spoonful of Virol and a Halib Orange tablet. The halib orange was vitamin C I think and perfectly acceptable, like a sharp orange Smartie. The Virol though I used to love! But what on earth was it? From memory it was a bit like that...
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    Roadside recovery recommendations? GEM changed their policy...

    Hello all my wife and I were with the AA for more than 15 years but the annual call to renegotiate the ridiculous increase became too tedious and even then it was getting increasingly expensive especially as we didn’t have one call out. So last year we switched to GEM after reading good...
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    Help - advice on c class as Abarth 500 replacement!

    Hello all As per the title really. My wife has an Abarth 500 that she uses for her commute mainly - an hour in traffic Guildford to Reading. But she’s now looking for something a little more comfortable. the Abarth is great fun but not the most comfortable or relaxing drive though she has...
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    Joining the fold!

    Hello all! Firstly, what a great forum this is, I’ve already learnt a lot so many thanks! I joined the Mercedes fold last May when I bought an E250 Avantgarde S212 to replace the family hack Mondeo. I’d always fancied one and it’s been absolutely perfect for what I use it for. My wife and I...
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    S212 mud guards/flaps?

    Hello all Especially now winter is almost on us I’ve been looking at how to best protect the rear end of the car from rear wheel spray. I’ve seen the OEM rear moulded mud guards which come in primer for painting, but I was also thinking of something more subtle like fitting the more flexible...
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