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    Independent MB workshop - SW London / Surrey?

    Many thanks for all your replies guys. Its much appreciated.
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    Independent MB workshop - SW London / Surrey?

    Hi Guys, I have searched the forum for a recommendation but to no avail. That may be down to my inept computer skills though I need to have my brake pads changed and also the car is now saying that a B service is due in 30 days (though I will probably go to a MB Dealership for that). Could...
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    My new rear lights

    Malc, I knew I had convinced you ! :bannana:
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    Am I being taken for a ride???

    Hi Guys, I went to my local Merc Dealer today to get a price on brake pads for the SL and a quote for fitting them. As its the first time I have needed to do this (15,000 miles) I would welcome your thoughts........................ A set of front and rear pads and sensors (?),cost £145 inc...
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    My first warning message.....advice please.

    I'm confused...........................So is another 500 miles achievable or are we saying nerer to 1000??? My merc guys had an accident on bonfire night and in the burns unit so cant change them for 3-4 weeks and I have no idea about doing it myself.
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    My first warning message.....advice please.

    Hi Guys, My SL500 (R230) has today thrown up its first warning message. It says "BRAKE PAD WEAR! VISIT WORKSHOP!" Its obviously a wear and tear issue. Before I start to panic that I may lose brakes any day soon, I thought I would ask you guys just how early this message tends to appear in...
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    New Wheels are on!

    You were warned Malc! lol. Rear lights had to be changed. I just couldnt resist. And really freshens up the rear end. I will be flattered if you copy me now. Maybe after Sunday I will copy your valve caps lol.
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    New Wheels are on!

    With the increase in size the ride has changed and seems to have become a tiny bit harder. Not a problem for me tho as I have come out of an M3 which was track prepared. I prefer the feel that I get from the front end but that may be down to the new tryes. The boots on them are, 255/35R19...
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    New Wheels are on!

    Thanks Guys. Its so good to know people appreciate cars too. Its weird because my daughters love my motor bikes but not the cars for some reason. The pics dont do them justice as they had literally just been put on and the suspension hadn't settled. Either that or the self levelling suspension...
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    New Wheels are on!

    Hi Guys, I swapped my standard 18" five spoke wheels today for the new '07 AMG 19" wheels and I just had to share my excitement with you all as my wife and 2 daughters simple dismissed then as looking just the same! I knew we shoud have tried for a boy! lol. They look even better in the...
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    Which lowering module????

    Sorry Gollom but he is down here in the South East :mad:
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    Which lowering module????

    Thats very interesting and good news. I have a friend who happens to have a star machine. Maybe by putting on 19" wheels and lowering a little may do the trick! Great advice thanks.
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    Which lowering module????

    Hi, I have a 2005 SL500 (R230) and have been researching "lowering modules" as I prefer the stance of the car a little lower. I am new to Mercedes ownership and would like to know if anyone is using such a module and what are considered the pro's and con's? They seem popular in the US and...
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    ReMapping - E-Maps

    Malcolm, I have always been so impressed with Simons work that I had him do the re-map on the first day that I got the Sl so I didnt have a base for comparison. That was deliberate though. You can have a drive at the meet and tell me if there is much difference!
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    ReMapping - E-Maps

    Hi, I have used Simon from E-Maps on my BMW 330ci and my M3 and now on my 2005 SL500. I have seen big improvements in smoothness and driveabliltiy though admittedly more some in the BMW's as the merc seems more refined as standard. I have seen powers gains in line with the percentages that...
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    Pogo

    Hi Guys, I have the PogoAlert hard wired in my SL and I was a fan of the B2 and a bigger fan of new device! Clear display in changeable colours and ice clear audible alerts. Even withthe roof down and stereo turned up I can hear the bleep warnings (Turned them up high though just in case)...
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    Leather re-trim advice?

    Dave at D Class have done various cars for me and I wouldnt use anyone else. And trust me Ima fussy old git lol.
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    Easy Entry Function

    Hi All, I wondered if you could help me please. I have set the convenience function on the dash to turn on the easy entry function (steering wheel out the way and seat back) but nothing ever happens then I get in or get out of the car! Am I doing something wrong? Oh its an '05 SL 500 btw...
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    Saw new Audi S5

    I test drove both the S5 and the 3.0 TDi before I bought the SL500 and whilst I really liked the cars they are not head turners in my opinion. They are too subtle lol. The torque provided by the diesel was amazing and around town was far more drivable than the 4.2. It delivers its power far...
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    Private, looking for SL 500 black 2003 +

    Malc, I wasnt meaning it rudely just being realistic. Having just gone thru the SL500 buying process I have a grip on what is out there and the prices. Oh dont forget a Pano roof. Great option imho.
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