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    W203 Radiator Drain Plug Sheared

    +1 for this. As previously said the plastic degrades over time. I will fit a new one when changing the coolant on mine. Not sure but I think think that there should be a washer of some kind (serrated?) under the head of the plug.
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    w168 OSR door PIN stays down??

    The lock pin is cable operated on the rear doors. It sounds like the cable has snapped, most probably where it enters the latch mechanism.
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    Tyre fitting recommendation west midlands.

    I think that Event Tyres went bust. I used Tyres on the drive recently. They were very careful with my new wheels and didn't seem to mind me watching like a hawk!
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    Normand of Bromley - a little help please.

    Yes, Bromley has changed a lot. Much of it to make way for The Glades shopping centre, so many lovely old houses were flattened.
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    Normand of Bromley - a little help please.

    The Ford garage on Masons Hill was Bristol Street Motors, the building was Victory House. Large dealership and petrol forecourt when I served my apprenticeship there in the 70s. Tigers Head pub directly opposite. Loxleys (KJ Motors?) was further along Bromley Common near the Five Bells pub (bit...
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    Mercedes Data Card

    Is there some way of inputting a registration number into EPC to obtain the data card? Or is this something that is only available to MB dealers?
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    How do you/did you earn a living?

    Served my apprenticeship as a light vehicle mechanic at a Ford dealer in the late 70s. Left Ford in 1988 to work as an engine builder for a sports car manufacturer, ended up building complete cars for them. Made redundant in 91 (recession), spent a couple of years doing a variety of stuff and...
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    Wifes new whip! lol w168

    When the car is locked is the passenger rear door actually locked? The lock button may be down but the door isn't locked. The cable to the lock button may have snapped and be getting caught up in the latch mechanism. Assuming this is a W168...
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    iCarsoft MBv2.0

    Pretty sure that there is only one obd port on my car. Can you tell me more about the secondary (extension) port?
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    iCarsoft MBv2.0

    Tried it with the engine running or off, made no difference.
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    iCarsoft MBv2.0

    Just bought myself one of these, nice bit of kit, very easy to use. Unfortunately it won't communicate with the FTC (transmission ecu), says something like check ignition is on, ensure cable is properly connected and check if module is fitted to the vehicle. It reads the engine ecu, instrument...
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    First concert you went to

    Genesis, A trick of the tail tour, London 1976
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    A finishing touch

    Your fuel can looks fantastic! I'm now thinking that I need to do the same to mine, where did you get the paint? Browsing my W168 MB accessories booklet last night, the fuel can was £42.33 and the bolt £3.43 back in 2004. Wish I had bought a few and stashed them away, I've seen new cans going...
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    A finishing touch

    Bruce, PM sent.
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    A finishing touch

    I have an incomplete B67580033 here, it's minus the bolt. I got this pic from a google search but it shows the parts that I have (the odd looking bolt in the middle of the pic, the large metal washer and a rubber washer) still with the original packaging.
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    A finishing touch

    I also have one of these fuel cans and it took me a month of Sundays to find the bolt to go with it. What part number do you have, B67580033? Lovely car by the way..
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    Wifes new whip! lol w168

    Usually the nearside rear lock that breaks for some strange reason! I found this useful when fixing mine https://www.elchfans.de/diy/w168/tuerschloss_erneuern.pdf Hope this helps..
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    2001 A190 Erratic Revs W168

    Is the fuel filter ok? Non-genuine filters can cause problems. It might also be worthwhile checking the fuel pressure to be sure that you haven't got a weak fuel pump.
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    Air-con weird issue

    When I got my leak detection glasses I unscrewed both the UV lights, they are much easier to use then as it is possible to get them closer to pipes/hoses and into the corners of the engine bay. I also found it much easier to see the leak detection dye by waiting until it was dark. I removed the...
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    Air-con weird issue

    Buy yourself this LASER - 4907 | LEAK DETECTION GLASSES | eBay? and have a look for leaks. Mine was cold until the weather got really warm then it just sort of gives up. Checked it for leaks and found that the condenser had 2 large leaks and several pinholes :(
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