A friend of mind who is a MB trained mechanic with 12 years experience has opened up his own business, in preston Farm Stockton on Tees Cleveland.
Prestige Servicing & Repairs
Tel 01642 669100
He has been privately servcing my cars for some years now...
Yeah I have taken the extended warrenty out it works out @ £5.12 per month ( direct debit).
However if you cancel your current contract - wait a couple of weeks then take a new one out - may save you money - you may even be able to swing free installation - food for thought.
This is caused by a build up of brake dust on the hand brake shoe ratchet adjuster - requires removal of rear discs & a good clean out with brake cleaner, wire brush etc.
You may find that if you press the hand brake pedal down really hard it will spring up with no problems - if you tend...
you are experiencing the very same problem that i had @ 70k on my 2001 w203, i had the rack replaced under my independant warranty at a cost of £760 MERCEDESwanted over £1500.
However there is a silver lining to this cloud of dismay, Euro parts do a replacement rack for around...
Depends on how hard you drive it.
The OEM pads as fitted as standard tend to be quite hard & will wear down the discs if you are heavy on the brake pedal.
Dont skimp on costs with non standard disks & pads they tend not to last as long as MB items & may give you trouble.
Live 8 The Floyd
:bannana: :bannana: I thought The Floyd were just awesome, brought a tear to my eye.
After being a fan for 35 years I never ever thought I would see them play live again.
Good choice of songs, looked as good as when I saw them in 1979 only with a little more grey hair (...
Well after one year of ownership of the w203 C 200 Komp Its time to say good bye.
Fixed all the Knocks, got the car looking like new - maybe a little sorry to see it go - but what the hell !! :rolleyes:
Here's the add.
2001 Y reg C200 Kompressor avantgarde 6 speed manual...
The night before the verdict Miichael was at home with friends, pacing up & down.
One of his aids suggested that they watch a video, Michael said
"I know we'll get Alladin"
His bodyguard replied,
"I think your already in enough trouble as it is Michael"
All this talk about MAF's failing etc etc, I think mine has done the journey.
Took the w203 c 200 Komp out on Sunday & it was flat as a fart no pick up no thottle response no top end - really slow.
I have disconnected the battery & will reconnect tonight , no sure...
A few weeks ago a mate put me in touch with a guy who had the kit to carry out re-maps of MB ECU's.
After speaking with the guy on the phone I have decided not to use him as I am a sceptical in using someone that -
1. I dont know very well & charges £350.00 for the pleasure.
Just beware If its a W203 model - that when you change the front springs / struts you will need a MB spring compressor as the struts are quite different to other cars.
The strut does not have a retaining nut on the top so if you release the big nut inside the engine compartment "only" the...
The guy that services my car has just bought all the gubbins / soft ware to Re Map (chip)Mercs as well as other makes .
He is offering to carry out a re-map of my w203 C 200 Komp which will lift the bhp from 170 to a maximum of 190bhp as well as a few other tweaks.
The cost for this is...
By reading some of the replies to t17nyx questions and trying to be impartial, whilst admitting having a daughter that is in the very young person bracket who considers loud - bling cars as the dogs soft bits, I would think t17nyx is probably at this very moment reveiwing his intended membership...