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  1. Pontoneer

    R129 roof hydraulic fluid

    it uses MB ZHM , same as self levelling suspension , available from the dealership . I do it every second year .
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    The key turns but won’t turn over

    Yes , there is an inhibitor switch on the side of the gearbox
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    ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

    That is if they can ; and are not dead or crippled
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    Get back on road !

    Came across this in answering another query , although a different model , I think you will find it relevant
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    R107 Turns but won't start

    It is worth watching this video showing the process on a W126 , essentially the same job . Also , you can go to your local library and borrow , or go online and buy , the Haynes manual for the W123 series which in many aspects is mechanically similar to the R107 , and for this item will be...
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    That is true , you also can look at MB approved used stock across the dealer network, but other dealers can get cars before they appear on that list . The first step is to get them to agree to take back this car you have had trouble with ; if it is not too late to cancel the deal and get your...
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    DSB Not working?

    I like my service books that I keep in the glovebox and update when I do any work on my cars
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    Need advice about buying a MB

    I see you’ve bought something, wish you good luck with it
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    Need advice about buying a MB

    My SL had 13 previous owners , lots of things wrong when I bought it , but five glorious years of fun and 100000 miles in my hands , taking it to 200000
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    Need advice about buying a MB

    My 430000 mile W124 was one of the best cars I ever owned , and I’m sure would still be running if an idiot woman hadn’t run into it while parked and written it off . All my cars go north of 200000 though .
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    Need advice about buying a MB

    Since you say you are looking for something a bit special , rather than looking at unloved 10 or so year old cars , I would suggest looking at some of the classic models . Look up the Mercedes W124 series - your budget should buy you a nice one and they belong to the era when Mercedes were...
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    Tyre cracks

    Lack of use actually seems worse for tyres , as you say flexing seems to keep the rubber in better condition. This is particularly relevant with caravan tyres which may only do one journey a year and sit static the rest of the time .
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    Tyre cracks

    It is UV radiation from the sun that perishes the rubber . I recently bought a set of wheels that had been stored in a garage , out of the sunlight , for 10 years . There were no visible cracks or perishing , but the tyres were shot , as I discovered when I put them on the car . One tyre...
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    Tyre cracks

    I have .
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    Tyre cracks

    Generally budget tyres being on a car shows the owner has cut corners on maintenance. The car may have a stamped up service book , but that may mean it has only ever had the basic services done at the dealership, with advisory work , if done at all , being done elsewhere on the cheap . A new...
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    It is true that getting a good garage can be something of a lottery . If getting your money back is your preference, then a different car is certainly a way forward , and right now , with the new car market having just restarted then dealerships ought to be awash with trade ins . I would take...
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    Margaret , so sorry to hear you are in this position. While I personally would be OK with a new engine , I appreciate not everyone else would be . It is standard MB policy for replacement parts tocarry a 1 year warranty from the time of fitting , but the rest of the car should still have...
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    123 ignition distributor review

    I see no reason why that shouldn’t be repairable by the manufacturer .
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    I wondered about that as well . Although , in fairness , consumer law is broadly similar throughout the EU .
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    I would suggest it needs to be the full engine since , if I understand correctly the short engine does not include a new cylinder head ? If coolant has leaked into the oil , it is likely that the cylinder head will have been warped ; at least eroded . A genuinenew full engine is what I’d require
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