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    Roller Garage Door Motor Replacement ?

    I have 2004 Cardale Thermaglide electric roller garage door, never had a problem until now. Tonight it wouldn't raise past maybe 4 inches and the motor makes a buzzing sound. If I give it a helping hand it moves a few more inches then stops again, once over halfway up it goes itself then, coming...
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    Paint/Body Shops Infrared Lamp Vs Bake Oven ??

    I see a lot of Paint/Body shops are using Infrared Lamps over Bake Ovens to cure the paint. What are the pro's/cons of the Infrared Lamps ? Are they any better than Bake Ovens ?
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    New BMW 520d M-Sport

    After 15 years of Mercedes I've moved over to the Dark Side:eek: Last week i had delivered a brand new - BMW 520d M-Sport Auto M-Sport Plus Package Professional Navigation Multi-Media Split/Fold Rear Seats Space Grey Oyster Leather Click to Enlarge I tried Mercedes,Jaguar,Audi,Volvo, BMW...
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    AdBlue - Does It Reduce DPF Issues ?

    AdBlue - Does it reduce DPF issues ? Also is there a gauge to tell you how much you have put in or is it just fill until it overflows ? lol
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    Flappy Paddle Gears - Who Uses Them ? (poll)

    I've spoke to a few Mercedes owners who when telling me about the features their car has, tell me in a rather excited voice/face - It's got Flappy Paddle Gears ! I then say have you ever used them or do you use them ? Their replay has always been - oh no :confused: To be honest it's not...
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    Satellite Navigation Pre Wire (Optional Maps Module Required)

    Just browsing used Mercedes, I've noticed a number of cars appear to have built in sat nav but then have - Satellite Navigation Pre Wire (Optional Maps Module Required) So without the Optional Maps Module, there is no Sat Nav ? Where are these modules obtained from ? What do they cost ? Are...
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    200k Miles in 31 Months

    Always amazes me these high mileage young cars Would love to know who buys them and what problems / things they need to replace over the next 3/4 years once into "normal" 10k miles per year ownership. Mercedes-Benz E Class 2.1 E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Avantgarde 7G-Tronic Plus 4dr (start/stop)
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    Abandoned Dealerships With Stock ?

    Do you think this really happens ? Amazing Pictures Of Abandoned Ghost Car Dealerships - Gleems
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    Auction Prices

    I'm always interested in what prices cars are going through the auctions at but there is virtually no information on this on the net. I've found a site that publishes some prices each month, this months are mainly Mercedes listed. Recent Car Auction Sale Prices Achieved September 2015 - Buying...
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    09 W204 Vs 2012 Passat Estates

    Just pondering future car purchases, I've had Mercedes for the past 13 years, always slightly older models. My GF had a brand new Vx Zafira and the build quality was poor compared to my older, probably 4/5 times cheaper Mercedes. I am maybe looking at a car change in the next 12 months or so...
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    IE Favourites Not Showing

    I'm not sure what I've done but when I click my Favourites Tab it just shows - Feeds For UK & Microsoft Feeds. My Favourites Bar at the top is there but no Favourites Bar folder showing in the Favourites Tab. If I click the Favourites Tab then Organise Favourites, the box that pops up shows...
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    W203 Service Light Won't Reset ?

    I've just done a oil change etc & I can't get the Service Indicator to reset. It's the 3rd one I've done on this car and had no problems previously. The manual states - Switch the car on - I've tried engine running & without Scroll to the Service Spanner - mine says 5 days remaining Press...
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    Cardale Electric Garage Door Remote Problem

    I have a Nov 2004 Cardale Thermaglide Roller Shutter, I have a problem with the remotes. I use 2 remotes, recently both have been intermittent so I thought Id change the batteries but was still the same. I then thought I'd reprogram both remotes, now one works perfect but the 2nd won't...
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    Belt Slipping Noise ? 2003 C180k

    When the engine is cold and I'm in Drive or Reverse with my foot on the brake I'm getting a chirping sound as if the belt is slipping. When the engine is warmed up it's fine. The belt looks OK, not perished etc Any idea guys ? Could this be Alternator Clutch Pulley ? Thanks ;)
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    Osram Nightbreakers Turned Yellow

    I've had H7 Osram Nightbreaker + in for a couple of years now, I'm sure they weren't this yellow when I first fitted them. Is it likely that they have turned yellow over time ?
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    Modern Small Engines & High Mileages ?

    I'm just wondering what peoples thoughts are on manufacturers putting these small eco type engines in big cars . For example Ford have a 1.6 in the Mondeo & 1 Litre in a Focus, Vauxhall a 1.4 in the Insignia, Mercedes putting a 1.6 in a C-Class & probably the E-Class. These cars are typically...
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    Textar or Brembo Brake Pads ?

    I'm going to change the Front Brake Pads on my car (see Sig) this weekend. The car has the Sports Pack brakes fitted with OEM Drilled/Vented Discs. I've always fitted Textar in the past but GSF have Brembo available, I like the idea of the Textar Epads but are a little dear, prices are below...
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    47.1 MPG - 2003 C180k Petrol !

    I was on the M62 near Leeds with the average speed cameras, I set the cruise control to 50mph, once the cameras was finished, I stuck to about 60mph. I've had a average of 42 mpg over a 250ish mile journey, Liverpool to Minehead without even trying but never got a pic of that. Pity i don't get...
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    Land Rover Stuck In The Mud !

    I was in my local park today and seen this, It seems to have some sort of parking ticket on the windscreen to! I didn't see the ticket until i got the pics onto the laptop !
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    W203 Roof Bars & Cycle Carrier Options/Questions

    I'm on the look out for some Roof Bars & Cycle Carriers for my W203 Saloon, I've got a Wanted Advert in the Classifieds here and also searching Ebay. If I got Genuine Mercedes Roof Bars, would the Thule Cycle Roof Carriers Fit ? Has anyone any experience with Atera Roof Bars & Cycle...
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