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    warning lights coming on when switching on headlights

    Folks, someone out there must have an answer. Pleeeeaaase help
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    warning lights coming on when switching on headlights

    Help please, I have a 1999 E240 estate. When switching the main headlights, varios warning lights come on including the ABS, BAS/ASR and handbrake on. In addition, the horn does not work. Any advice. I remember in the past that on one occasion I had to change the brake light switch as the ABS...
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    Camshaft snapped

    When the car was fixed initially, I claimed from AA Breakdown Repair Cover which is like an insurance. This covers parts and labour up to £475. The repair was about £1000, so I paid half and told the garage that the remainder would be paid once the money is reclaimed off the AA. So…I need to...
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    Camshaft snapped

    what they showed me was like a cogwheel that the chain ran over and this seemed to drive just the one camshaft. Does anyone have any photos that I can confront them with. i know they arefobbing me off but it is quite intimidating when the whole lot of them seem to give that 'you telling me that...
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    Camshaft snapped

    Yes yes I know but hear me out guys. They say that there are 2 camshafts and that it the one with the tensioner is fine and that the other one had snapped. I have now idea hence the plea for help
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    rear seat lever on estate

    Since my 1997 E200 passed away, I have acquired a 1999 240 estate, One of the 2 levers on the rear seat that allows you to bring the rear seat forward is broken. Is changing it a big job and can anyone direct me to some photos and where I can get the lever from? Thanks
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    Camshaft snapped

    Help please. I put a thread a few weeks ago about my 1997 E200. I blew my headgasket and took it to a local garage. 2 days after picking it up, the engine just completely died on me on the motorway. I had noticed that when I picked up the car the engine seemed to have a higher pitch and did...
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Would you rather go with engine rebuild or replacement if it were your car?
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    To all those who posted replies, thanks. What are my options? I suppose 1) scrap car 2) fix camshaft but then I have been told that they would need to change valves etc 3) get a new engine. What would you recommend and if it is a matter of fixing would anyone hazard a guess of the...
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Being the novice that I am, what exactly should I be asking them?
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Thanks folks. As for them not being Merc specialists.... Is there anyway of confirming Dieselman's diagnosis? Whenever I tried to discuss it with them, they just said it was on of those things and is completely unrelated to the work that they did.
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Hi. Have a 1997 E200Avantgarde 171k miles. For about 3 weeks noticed that the temo gauge was on the high side (but not overheating) and have had to top up the radiator. I initially thought that there might be a radiator leak. But, over the days, I noticed that the topping up of the radiator...
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    Sorry folks to ask again but: "To change the seals, what would I need to do after I remove the spark plugs (that is where I have got to)? Also Kompressor-Dude, you say you got it from ERC; what is ERC?"
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    advice on LPG and fuel costs for diesel

    Has any one converted their car to LPG? I am doing about 20,000 miles a year and am thinking of changing my car to a newer E class and converting it to LPG? I am currently filling the tenk on my E200 every 4 days, do 370 miles and it costs £60. I am keen to hear your views about conversion or a...
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    So to change the seals, what would I need to do after I remove the spark plugs (that is where I have got to)? Also Kompressor-Dude, you say you got it from ERC; what is ERC?
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    is this an expensive job?
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    :( I recently posted a thread about loss of power. What was happening was that the engine was misfiring whenever I had to accelerate either from a stop or when driving. It was fine when cruising on the motorway. I had a look at the spark plugs and there was oil around the spark plug no.1 in the...
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    HELP: loss of power on E200 auto

    Thank you. I will check that. I think that you are probably right. Took it for a long drive and the problem seems to be when acceleratinf either from standstill or when moving. Driving at constant speed seems to be fine.
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    HELP: loss of power on E200 auto

    TTurning on the engine, fine no problems. Get the car into D, then setting off, there is some hestitation. Also when at traffic light at a stop in D, the revs are slightly erratic as if it wants to stall. When driving, as the car changes gear, again some hesitation and I noticed like a knock...
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    HELP: loss of power on E200 auto

    Would anyone consider buying a used MAF. I have quotes from Dronsfield Mercedes and Prestige Allparts. The car rpms are eretic when at a stop in D mode (auto) but are normal if in N
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