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    Mercedes Engine Oil - 229.5 5W40 - 5 litre and Febi 1L ATF for 5-spd.

    I have changed cars and now have a dreaded DPF and a 7-spd box so have no use for these. £15 on collection from NE6 3BJ.
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    W204 bad ride quality

    I think you need shocks like the Bilstein B4 Dampmatic to preserve the OEM ride quality. Not sure if Sachs list those?
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    Fumes when opening driver’s door with cold engine

    Injector seals leaking ? Pull the engine cover off and listen for chuffing and/or smoke and that there is no "black death" around the injectors.
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    Automatic transmission dipstick problem

    It's not meant to. There is a collar/stop at the business end that determines the correct position to give a true reading.
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    Reverse sensors
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    C220 cdi stalls cold start .. help

    Which gearbox do you have? the 5-speed has a dipstick and you can check the level and the state of the ATF. Changing the Engine oil/filter will have no bearing. When was the fuel filter last changed ?
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    Help with parts numbers
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    Rear diff

    From what I have seen that is normal....
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    E class SBC

    The W211 E-Class was facelifted in June 2006 for the 2007 model year and lost SBC
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    Dipstick for auto box

    No it will not do that.
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    Dipstick for auto box

    You probably have the correct one. It is not intended to stay in the tube, only for measurement. It does not hit the bottom of the pan. There is a constriction that sets the height of the dipstick.
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    Erratic sensors

    Is your front number plate secure ?
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    C207 2012 Brake Fluid Leak!

    Probably a brake pipe has rotted through. When mine went on my W204 (same chassis as yours) a competent local garage replaced both rear pipes for £250. MB will charge a fortune because they will want to drop the rear subframe.
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    Anyone added extra sound insulation?

    There is an excellent thread here :
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    Best tyres for comfort - C200

    Which All Seasons ?
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    W203 c180 power steering pump

    Use your VIN on this site:
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    2004 W215 CL500 Obd Fuse Location
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    Intelligent Light System - bulbs out - fuse locations
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    Kangaroo Diesel

    Traction control ?
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    2005 E270 cdi Pully Question?

    It's normally the air-con compressor. There's usually a diagram of the belt layout in the User Manual
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