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    Cracking up :)

    So, my SL was in for its annual service yesterday with Mercedes Maidstone. Half way through the day I got a call to tell me the service was done but would I like them to replace the cracked additional brake light in the boot lid. Cracked? I just washed the car on Sunday and didn't notice a...
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    Engine warning light - no message.

    Don't know if these are related... 2007 SL350 (R230). A few weeks ago I noticed the dash was displaying external temps much above reality (for example today it showed 18 degrees). Unfortunately my dad died the week before last and so I've had other things on my mind. Today, while...
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    Wheel numbers?

    Whenever I see people on here talking about wheels, as well as the wheel rim width and diameter they mention another number that appears to be important... ET? I gather, I think, it is the offset of the inner face of the hub mounting... but I'm not sure. Could someone please explain? Also...
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    PS3 or not?

    To all you knowledgeable gaming people... Is now a sensible time to buy a PS3 or is a PS4 on the horizon? I love driving/racing games such as Need for Speed and Fast and Furious, and while they've been OK on the Wii, I feel I need more realism and better graphics and it seems PS3 is the way...
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    MOT. Gulp.

    The SL has its MOT tomorrow. I don't know why, but I always worry myself silly over them. It's supposed to have some sort of guarantee against failure as part of its Tier 1 warranty, but as I no longer live anywhere near the supplying dealer, and I'm booked into a completely different one for...
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    Detailers in Kent

    Does anyone know a good valet/detailer in the Kent area? Thanks,
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    Have all the c*cks moved to MB?

    I went out on the roads this morning - quite a rarity with working from home. I drove about 20 miles along the M20, roof down and sitting at a steady 70/75mph. It wasn't busy at all and there were no hold ups but almost without exception the aggressive, get outa my way, ton up outside lane hogs...
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    Indies in Kent?

    So we're moving to Kent. Nearest town for a few months will be Sittingbourne. Can anyone recommend any indies in the area? Nothing I need right now, but it would be good to know. Thanks,
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    Best place to put savings?

    I'm a bit out of touch with the financial world... Where's the best place to put £200K+ for 6 to 12 months? Under the mattress?
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    Car Covers

    Looks like the house in Wiltshire is sold although we still have to exchange contracts which should be any day now. We've found a nice house in Kent to rent for a few months while we look around, but it only has a very small single garage and the motorcycle will have to live in there. That means...
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    Car's going home...

    Setting off for Germany at 5.00am. Going for the week to escape the event of the year... oops, I mean visit the parents in law. Really looking forward to getting the SL on some smooth roads and letting it breath a little. Unfortunately the weather forecast isn't as sunny for there as it is here...
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    Ouch

    Just had the 4 year B service completed on the SL... £1000 + and at the end they informed me that my rear tyres don't have a lot of life left in them. In fairness they're right... about 2mm tread left and as we're planning on taking it to Germany in a weeks time, that's another expense. Olly...
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    Presumed guilty...

    I ordered a new laptop from Amazon as they had it in stock and promised next day delivery. That was at just gone midnight. This morning I got an email from them... In order to process this order we require you to fax us your last credit card statement so we can verify your address. Include on...
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    Touch up paint...

    A previous owner or MB themselves did this to my car... Question is, what can I do about it? Thanks,
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    Servicing Oddity...

    I wonder if some of those who've owned a Mercedes for a few years could help me understand this please... When I purchased my 2007 SL 350 in September last year I knew the last service had been in mid April 2010 and was an A service so the next would be a B service. I also understand the...
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    Mercedes CLS63: the best four-door coupe in the world?

    Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 63 AMG full road test car review - BBC Top Gear - BBC Top Gear Interesting read. Regards,
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    What's important?

    I had one of those days yesterday when you're reminded all too vividly what's important in life and what's just a minor irritation. I woke to the news of the earthquakes in Christchurch and naturally my mind went immediately to relatives I have there. I tried to call them but although it was...
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    Blaupunkt THB-200A Active Sub

    I bought this just last week with a view to installing it in my SL but having spent the weekend looking for a suitable location, I've decided not to go ahead. The bass is truly amazing from such a compact unit... probably too much for the SL to be honest, although of course the gain is...
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    Information...

    If I want the best information on taking my car to pieces, what plugs into what, where everything is etc. etc. then what do I need access to please? WIS? EPC? something else? It's all a little confusing :crazy: Where is the best and easiest to use? I saw a version of WIS that covered cars up...
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    SL R230 12V 20A Auxilliary Power

    I want to find an aux power source for accessories (permanent accessories) that can handle up to 20A. Is there an obvious point I could pick such up or is it just a question of looking around the fuse box area etc? It can be a permanent feed as the accessories will power up/down based on other...
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