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    Ceramic break pads or red stuff or alternative

    Looking to change my front brake pads. Have noticed euro car parts have ATE ceramic so looked at a few reviews some good and some bad. Any recommendations on pads to buy? EBC Red Stuff came up in a few searches but some people saying that the initial bite is not as good.
  2. mat8n

    Is there a realistic alternative to an SL?

    I'm always wanting to upgrade my old SL350 R230 to a newer more powerful cabrio. Ive always hankered after a Bentley gtc but my budget of £40k-£69k has always but a block on that and I've been put off by everyone! Same with Astons. Yesterday I nearly bought a 2011 911(997)carrera gts...
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    CLS 320CDI alternative wheels

    I am about to pull the trigger on a 2008 CLS 320 CDI. It comes with the AMG 19" wheels, which are reputed to be made from cheese and will crack or bend at a mere sniff of a sharp ridge, let alone a UK pothole. I hear that 18" wheels are a good compromise. The car has airmatic. I have...
  4. B

    Map Pilot - Alternative Route

    Not long taken delivery of a C350e, and am struggling to understand the "alternative route" function on the Sat Nav. This pops up messages fairly regularly which I assume are suggesting an alternative route due to traffic congestion. I cannot seem to find out how to actually accept these...
  5. fabes

    Alternative paint work repair

    Thought I would share this idea in case anyone finds themselves in the same situation So 17 year daughter, to get more road time whilst learning, bought a £500 Corsa. 52 reg, 51k and 12 months mot. Its in good nick ,so why so cheap....? Well some muppet left it parked under a flight path...
  6. U

    Alternative way to cool a Comand NTG4 upgrade?

    I have been considering upgrading my C207 from Audio50 to Comand NTG4. Several sources on the internet strongly advices also to install the ventilation duct and fan. This kit is not that expenceive. No problem. The installation instruction is giving me second thaughts however as the entire...
  7. demetrios

    Alternative charging point?

    Hi guys, Merc has locked me out again, can gain access to interior with key unlock on passenger side but drivers door and boot won't unlock and battery is dead! Last time this happened a while back managed to get the Sparks onto somewhere in engine bay which gave enough juice for remote to...
  8. L

    Newbie with an alternative way

    Hello everyone my name is Iain & I'm proud new owner of a MB Vito which I intend to turn it into a campervan for me & my son. I have been driving for 5 years now in a different way than vehicles are usually drove. I paralysed both my arms & hands in a motorbike accident 12 years ago so I have to...
  9. A

    Alternative to Becker Pilot

    Hi all when I inquired about fitting the sat-nav MB wanted nearly £500 for the module. So got myself a bungee cord and fitted my Gallaxay S2 Tablet and use Google maps to go see friends in Wolverhampton, and it worked brilliantly, preferred it to my old Tom Tom. Had a look at a few other...
  10. developer

    Photobucket - an alternative?

    With its adverts and general dross, PB has become slow and irritating :mad:. Are there any more user friendly alternatives?
  11. MikeInWimbledon

    W221 / S500 bike racks - any alternative to a tow bar?

    I would love to buy an S500, but I need to carry a bike or two, once a month. Has anyone got any suggestions of how I could do this without going to the faff of having a retractable tow bar? Someone proposed a Saris Bones, but it seems that Saris don't recommend it because of the side...
  12. K

    S211 Auxillary Battery cheap alternative

    Hi all, I've a 2003 E220 CDI Estate. I replaced the main battery of my car 6 months ago with Advanced 019 AGM Car Battery 95ah 900cca with 5yr Warranty. I think the original was 70Ah. For the last 2 days since weather has turned colder, the error message "Convenience features not...
  13. A

    DIY alternative front splitters.

    I made a simple lip spoiler from polypropylene to stop it catching on low curbs and for looks ! I then added a rubber trim to finish the look and had it on my car for about 5 years, but the splitter was completely ripped off when we had some flooding back in winter and got washed away sadly. I...
  14. DSM10000

    MB part number or alternative suppplier required please...

    With a spare hour or so to myself I decided to change the front and rear brake pads on the W203 C320. No major problems except that the lower sliding pin on the offside front caliper carrier has seized, all others slide beautifully but this one is stuck, presumably the rubber boot failed as...
  15. G

    W211 Facelift Xenon Ballast - alternative cars?

    Hi everyone After a Xmas Xenon nightmare with the nearside gone and the offside failing on my E220CDI 2007 facelift I've had the offside bulb changed and after swapping holders bulbs I'm pretty sure that after a quick high voltage circuit test on Monday its the nearside ballast that's gone...
  16. MB James

    Decent alternative to hozelock attachments?

    Whenever I use my nilfisk jet wash, the hose attachments disconnect from the tap or the connection at the hose reel after a couple of minutes of use. Its the pressure from the nilfisk that causes it. Are there any stronger attachments I can use instead of hozelock? I'm also using the standard...
  17. H

    Command alternative

    Hi I am in the process of buying a 2004 E320 but after carefully studying the dealers pictures it appears that the car I out a deposit down on has a Vigo head unit (vigoshop) rather than a Command NTG1 unit. Firstly, is this an issue and secondly does anyone have any experience, good or bad, of...
  18. Robfen100

    Alternative to MB Finance PCP

    Hi all, Has anyone tried comparing a PCP on MB finance with another finance provider to influence the deal? I'm talking PCP specifically which appears to reduce it to very few options. A quick Google search: Capital Car Finance The Car Finance Company Zuto and such other creative /...
  19. Halcyon Days

    Alternative to a full sat/nav head unit

    If you're upgrading your head unit but struggling to choose the best sat nav system etc, then I suggest you start looking at systems that use your mobile phone instead? Either through mirror link or, like mine, the phone IS the stereo! Mine is a Sony head unit and an xperia Z2 This is the...
  20. m2m

    Any alternative to tracker fitment?

    Hi everyone, Picking up my new AMG towards the end of July. My last had to have a tracker monitor installed when bought new for insurance purposes. Is there an alternative product to tracker monitor? If not is there any competition in the installer market? as I had to pay a grand last...
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