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  1. Alex225

    ML350 - Take Two!

    As some of you saw, our much loved ML350cdi which we bought last December is no more, due to a div in a lorry rear ending it. We recently received the inevitable news it was a total loss and had the offer through. With car prices being strong we were offered £200 less than we paid for it 9...
  2. Alex225

    Mitsubishi Content - I'm not a defector, promise!

    Some of you may have seen that I put up a thread asking about green laning a while back and received some great responses. I decided against an ML and ended up with something which is very capable off road and somewhat unrefined on the road but I absolutely love. It's a Mitsubishi Shogun...
  3. Alex225

    Some Merc and non-Merc Cleaning

    I haven't posted in here in a while, nothing too spectacular to report but gave the S a clean at the weekend. It's not done much driving since acquiring another car plus been using my other half's courtesy car and putting the miles on that since it goes back in a week! :) I've been using this...
  4. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    Some of you may have seen my post on another forum but thought I'd share here. Our ML came to it's end on Saturday although thankfully that was the only injury!! My other half was driving clockwise on the M25, Saturday morning and it was raining. The rain suddenly came down really hard and the...
  5. Alex225

    Green Laning?

    Just wondered if anyone on here did any green laning or off roading at all? I'd been wanting to get into something other than just detailing and using my cars. I did have a car I was aiming to use as a track car but kids came along and that went 7 years ago. Also, track days aren't something...
  6. Alex225

    Audio Issue Driving Me Mad - 2008 S Class

    My 2008 S Class has the most irritating intermittent issue with the audio. At random it will simply not play any audio but I can hear the song/radio fade in and out. I thought it might be hardware related but the software goes all over the place. It won't let you scroll options and springs back...
  7. Alex225

    A Spring Clean

    Gave the S a spring clean today, got an early start on it as it was a great day for it. The car was the dirtiest it's been in a while, nearly 500 miles of motorway driving the other weekend saw to that plus that sandy rain we had the other dau. Yuck! Started off with the wheels, they weren't...
  8. Alex225

    Meeting Like Minded Car People

    Over the years I have got to meet many great car people, whether it be through modifying cars back in my early driving years to owners clubs and forums. I have also had the pleasure of meeting some local car nuts who happen to come by when I'm outside washing the car. Something of a rarity...
  9. Alex225

    ML350 Tail Light Bulb Issues

    So, we recently picked up our 2011 ML350 and within the first week we noticed the brake light bulb was out, not an entirely unusual thing so I replaced it. Sadly it became apparent that it was out again, although the bulb itself seems fine. Then the fog light/tail light has done the same. I can...
  10. Alex225

    2009 CLS350cdi

    With the arrival of a third junior Alex225 next year, the time has come to sell on my partners 2009 CLS350cdi as it has been replaced with an ML350 instead. We have owned the car for three years and to be honest it's been excellent in that time with only a window mechanism, some camber bolts and...
  11. Alex225

    Another, one last clean

    With the purchase of our ML350 it was time to get the CLS350 in good shape ready to put up for sale. Now the wheels were realling letting it down so we decided to have them completely refurbished and powder coated back to their original finish. Started off with a spray down and pre-wash of the...
  12. Alex225

    The Family Wagon - ML350CDI

    So with our CLS350 CDI going (eventually) it is making way for this, It is a 2011 350 CDI Sport, has 231bhp and 400lbs-ft of torque. For a big old beast it gets moving and seems to average 34/35mpg. Plus despite being shorter than the CLS it is significantly more spacious. It's got 84k on the...
  13. Alex225

    So it happened!

    We've bought an SUV, well it's a 4x4 which I think pretty much equates to the same thing haha We're expecting Alex_225 number three in March so the other half's CLS350 won't be cutting it. We went on the hunt for an ML as it was the only car my other half liked and found a seller who...
  14. Alex225

    Did some cleaning this week

    Gave the S Class it's usual wash, although it hadn't been washed since the end of August as only driven it a handful of times but was in dire need of a clean. Usual wash and a top of of the Meguiars Hybrid Ceramic Wax. I go on about it but I bloody love that stuff! haha Vacuum and wipe...
  15. Alex225

    Running Costs

    Well, I am having a debate with my other half about running costs of our cars. Yesterday she had to spend out £470 on her CLS350, not a small sum of money but she had quite a lot done for that. The car had an MOT, rear brake pads replaced for the MOT and a major service done including all...
  16. Alex225

    An evenings work

    One of the handy things of working from home is having 3 hours of my day back from no commute. Decided to give my S Class a clean now it's got it's newly refurbished wheels fitted. Gave the car a rinse and citrus pre-wash as usual and washed. I finished off with another layer of Meguiars...
  17. Alex225

    A Tricky Warranty Query

    This relates to my S320 which I picked up about two and a half months ago. Very pleased with the car and it's in lovely condition but there have been a couple of niggles. To be fair to the dealership in question, they replaced the wheel speed sensors no problem. The EGR valve caused an issue so...
  18. Alex225

    2008 S320 - Limited acceleration, no kick down etc.

    Well, my S has mostly been sat still what with the lock down and not doing my usual long drives. Just prior to the lock down I had a major service and the gearbox service done at DDR in Surrey. Drove the car home without issue and as driving perfectly. I had to drive down to one of our offices...
  19. Alex225

    Easter Cleaning

    Anyone doing any car cleaning this weekend? I'm pretty sure Jesus would have done some detailing at Easter if he wasn't preoccupied! :rolleyes: The Meguiars Hybrid Ceramic is still beading extremely well, very impressed with that. Bit if Citrus Pre-Wash before washing... Before drying I...
  20. Alex225

    The boredom hit...

    So I went through all my detailing gear, see what stuff I had tucked away. It seems I've got a fair bit more than I realised. I have a bad habit of stocking up, so I end up seeing stuff I use regularly and going, 'Oh 3 for 2, I'll get that' or just picking stuff up because I'm in a shop! haha...
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