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  1. J

    Tuning, tweaking, playing advice please

    Hi all. Got my old 350d coupe being delivered tomorrow and Im new to Merc ownership. I very much like to play and tune and tweak and generally throw money at my vehicles but I have no clue with Mercs and as its going to be my commuter for the winter I got a bit of time to play with it...
  2. R

    Dealership tried to screw me.. advice on what to do?

    Bit of a long winded story, so I'll condense it to the key points: I bought a 2011 BMW M3 a couple of months ago from a main dealer (won't name and shame yet). I decided to get it up on a ramp, mostly out of curiosity as to what it's like underneath. To my horror it was raining oil from both...
  3. Greyman63

    Need advice as I'm blinded with rage!

    Well blinded with rage might be an exaggeration but I am pi$$ed off! Decided the best place for advice is obviously the internet! Yesterday I spent 4 hours cleaning the car, washing, clay bar...I even vacuumed the engine bay! I know the cars lines better than I know my wife! Today I had to...
  4. mercmancdi

    Map Sensor in inlet manifold advice please

    I am working on 06 freelander with the BMW td4 4 engine , if I plug the map sensor out of inlet manifold while engine is ticking over and after plugging Sensor out it makes no difference is this a sure sign sensor is not working. I joined a land rover site but advice is very thin on the...
  5. G

    Looking at a W221 S500L ('56 plate) with EML some advice

    Hello guys, I am looking to get an S500L '56 it has 127k miles and it is at an auction. I will ask tomorrow if I can see the car prior to the auction. It has an EML light on, but all in all it looks in a great condition. I have checked online on various sources and apparently the models with...
  6. Rickyj1985

    Dealer service advice

    Hi people, my sclass (w222) is due a b service and I have been quoted £892!! My question is how important is a dealer stamp? I have a guy i use to service a few other cars as he is literally next door to my unit. He is a very good mechanic as he has been doing it for 20years+ I have asked...
  7. Shakey60

    Need advice on sticky tyres

    Afternoon guys and girls, new to this site as i've only had my car a few months but wondered if anyone could advise me. I have a W205 C63 and took it to Santa pod last weekend. I had a nightmare trying to get any traction off the line, spun in the first 3 gears but when it hooked up it was a...
  8. H

    C63 ordered, need some advice (paint)

    So, I posted earlier in the summer about a C63 I was intending on buying and now I've gone ahead and ordered my 2018 C63 in Designo Selenite Grey (Matte). I'm wondering has any experience with the paint can give me any advice on caring for the it as it's the first time I've had to deal with...
  9. D

    Towing/model advice

    Hello all, Im looking for a new family car which needs to be able to tow a caravan. On doing some research I was surprised to see that the E class is very highly rated for towing, I had never considered a rear wheel drive car as a tow car. Anyone tow a caravan and got any advice? Found the...
  10. Brownbear247

    Offset advice

    Hi All, I have a 1998 SLK 230 Kompressor Convertible and I'm after some new or possibly used Winter Wheels and tyres. I have been able to source some but all the ones I have seen have an ET of 42, any advice please on would these be ok. I am currently running on a set that have an et of 30...
  11. Z

    New to the world of Mercedes, some advice please!

    Hi All. Having owned a few decent German cars previously I am now turning my attention to Mercedes for the first time (please be gentle...) I think I'm pretty settled on a facelift (2013) E250 CDI AMG estate and am very aware that the online community is invaluable when it comes to advice for...
  12. W

    Tyre advice please

    My car is the Mercedes c class c200 s203 2001 estate. I am currently running 18inch wheels and continental mc5 tyres, this was the original combination when i bought the car. The current tyres I recently put on in Jan this year because i followed what was already on the car and now the car has...
  13. clk320x

    Advice Please

    A few weeks ago when I thought I'd upgrade the CLK rear lights I rang a breakers as they had suitable lights in stock on a vehicle... they said 1 may be damaged and they would check when it was removed... in the photo I saw online it looks obviously scratched or cracked.. anyway... they then...
  14. damiandavis

    E63 W211 - 2007 Service Advice

    Hi All, advice time for a new E63 Owner. Good news is that the 2007 E63 i've just bought has almost flawless servicing and has just had a full oil change, and plugs 1 yr ago. My question is twofold. Firstly the Transmission Service was last done in 2012 at 35k miles. The car is now on 59k so...
  15. BIG_G_1979

    advice on fitting camber bolts w211

    Hi guys since lowering my E via springs it is scrubbing the inside edge of tyres badly due to neg camber, ive have bought camber bolts from merc and was hoping you guys could explain on how to fit them, do's/donts pitfalls etc. I have access to a car lift. Do I need to support bottom arm when...
  16. T

    C180 Kompressor advice

    Hello All, I have just picked up a mint condition 2006 C180, 96k, FSH, Silver+leather, £1500 which I thought was a good price. It's going to be a present for my wife who has an old Volvo V70 at the moment. Are there any things I need to be aware of with this car to keep an eye on or check...
  17. J

    Need Advice on Dehumidifiers

    My lounge is in some serious need of drying out. A friend brought round one of those detector things and apparently my relative humidity is way too high (75%) which is why we have lots of mould problems. Does anyone have experience buying a dehumidifier? Any advice would be welcome. I'm looking...
  18. D

    Advice and tips when purchasing MB Star Diagnostic tool?

    Thank you for reading my post, Are there reputable places to buy an MB Star? I have seen a lot of non-genuine ones in ebay, but I have read review that they tend to go wrong after awhile. How much should I be looking to pay for a new or used genuine one, and are there particular things I...
  19. J

    C63 advice needed

    Hi all I'm just in the process of buying a 204 c63 I've found a nice one which has one owner and just 23000 miles on the clock, it's also at a merc main dealer. However it's just had its front discs and pads replaced!! Seems very early in its life to have had its discs replaced, should I be...
  20. M

    Map Updates for ML320 and ML350 (W164) Advice Needed Please

    Hello Everyone, I need some help before I contact MB, so that I know I am asking the right thing :-) I have recently purchased an 2010 ML350 and a family member already has a 2006 ML320. I think the map updates are about £150 from MB, but I cannot find the command model on one of them...
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