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    GLB 200

    Are they even doing test drives now? Me and the MD of local mercedes aren't pals so will have to go to colindale MB when I'm at the inlaws this weekend.
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    GLB 200

    Hey peoples. So wifes 2018 V90 is going this year and I need a replacement. Found the GLB 200 for decent money (personal lease) but im concerned at the small engine vs big car. I'm sure it's fine for around town but I'm concerned with overtaking and picking up speed (80mph) on motorway. Does...
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    R129 roof diagnostic and repair

    Hi all Ok so the roof on the SL will not work. The red roof switch just flashes and beeps. you can hear the whirring noises when you push it to close and it will pull down to tighten for the final part of the cycle. The roll bar works fine but when it is down the button flashes and either up...
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    R129 - roof and rollbar switches permanently illuminated

    So ive just replaced all fuses except fuse 7 in the boot. Connected battery and car started without issue butttttt rollbar light on switch flashing along with roof switch. On the dash the roll bar light is illuminated. Roll bar works fine though and when in up position the switch stops flashing...
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    Torpedo fuses

    Hey all So 40A ceramic fuses arrived and the rest arrive on Monday. So ive got 10a, 15a and 25a copper fuses but it says the fuses are 8 and 16 amp on the fuse guide and also some 20amp fuses. Is that correct
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    Torpedo fuses

    40 amp are orange but that is for the same as what is in there so aluminium. All the new ceramic ones are black
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    Torpedo fuses

    Thank you Just ordered them.
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    Torpedo fuses

    hi all So my roof has decided not to work on the SL. Probably because I'd jump started it as it had no power for the Ctek to detect it. I thought I'd check fuses, and we'll they are knackered or on their way. May even be originals from 92 lol. Ordered some copper torpedo fuses from Australia...
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    Causes for ASR and ABS light to come on

    Lol sorry yes that's a slight contradiction So far since I've purchased it, ive only ever replaced a radiator which was over £500 inc fitting, an alternator and 2 batterys. Also had new front wing as was rusting around wheel arch on drivers side and just re-spray to rear bumpers. I'm worried...
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    Causes for ASR and ABS light to come on

    Hi No I havent. Is that at a mercedes specialist?
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    Causes for ASR and ABS light to come on

    Thank you for the reply. Yes it's a 92 model. I was hoping for a simple thing which I could do before taking it to MB specialist because I worry of cost lol. It's worth it as it's only car I've ever had that appreciates in value and ive never spared any expenses on it so far.
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    Causes for ASR and ABS light to come on

    Nobody knows then?
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    Causes for ASR and ABS light to come on

    Hi all So I've had my R129 500 SL for 5 yrs. Every so often the ASR and ABS lights come on. Normally car is over revving by 500rpm ish and after a couple minutes it stops and back to normal. Yesterday while driving The transmission gets really violent and clunky. Park to reverse jolts the car...
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    Hazard lights wont turn off

    Hi all Car out of storage last from December. Had service and MOT with no issues apart from fog lights so needed new switch. Now though hazard lights flashing faster than normal and wont turn off. Even as you drive they flash but if you use turn signals they work normally til you cancel them...
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    Carbon engine clean

    My car has less than 80k miles on it and its nearly 27yrs old. I only drive it around 2000 miles per year and probably only 500 of tbose are long distance of 30+ miles there and back. Its currently in storage til april so was thinking it may be worth if claims are correct. For record i only...
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    Carbon engine clean

    Hi all. One of my staff just had a carbon engine clean from a remap company in shropshire. Says improvement is crazy. Anyone know of these procedures? On a 1992 500SL would it be worth doing?
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    Best battery maintenance device

    So i put the car away in december and went off today to get a ctek from Halfords. Couldnt find one so asked sales guy for it. He asked what car and if i knew what battery so told him the car and the battery is a bosch s4......he then said i dont think thats a good choice of charger as your...
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    Tire pressure drops

    Thanks for replies. How wpuld i check for cracked/porous alloys? Only rears are new, fronts are the contis still but drivers side front doesnt deflate
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    Tire pressure drops

    Hi all I know the R129 is a heavy car but im having to inflate my tires every 7-10 days. Granted i only drive it every 5-8 days but still. I thought it was due to the crap Continentals that had seen better days and i changed them to Goodyear Eagles couple weeks ago. Today i went to drive it and...
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    Wynns fuel and oil additives

    So what do you/would you use?
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