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    MyTyres a cautionary tale

    So my SL has a bit of an appetite for tyres esp rear ones. After some research and help on this forum decided to get some Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres. Now I normally use BlackCircles but they don't do them in my size but MyTyres do. No worries used them before so I pays my money and books my slot...
  2. fabes

    Nick Mercedes / Euromerc: a cautionary tale

    This is a balanced but ‘be aware’ post following a disappointing transaction with Nick. A nice guy, I met him at his house after driving up a few weeks back to buy a brand new wind deflector from him via this forum. When I returned home, I noticed that one of the two fold out arms that support...
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    Bought an R129 unseen - a Cautionary Tale...

    I picked up my R129 on Monday; well, I say I, but in fact it was a recovery truck. I will explain… (Picture of the car down below, and a question; according to the data sheet the paint code is 199 (SchwarzBlau), but I’m beginning to wonder. Can anyone identify the colour? It’s noticeably...
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    Pagid brake shoes, a cautionary tale!

    Picked up some new Pagid shoes for my S203 as the original (Galfer) ones were crumbling. They were fitted with new adjusters and cable knuckles but when I went to fit the disc both sides would not go over the shoes despite the adjusters being in their smallest position. Once removed I checked...
  5. benzers

    de rusting and dissolving headlight wiper arms, just a cautionary tale

    So a few weeks ago I decided to de-rust and respray the wiper arms on the headlights, so I took them out, they were rusty and blocked, so i cleaned them and left them in vinegar (as you do!) for the rust to dissolve, the next morning there was a lovely fizzing sound coming from the bucket with...
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    A cautionary tale............

    A cautionary tale for the mechanically inept!: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/tm_objectid=15395698&method=full&siteid=50143&headline=mum-killed-by-car-she-hit-with-hammer-name_page.html
  7. Satch

    Wheel removal: a cautionary tale

    Well I have had a terrible last evening/morning Decided that I had to rotate the wheels front/back again as I an still on winter tyres. Shifted wheel bolts no trouble but could I get the wheels off? No. They were really stuck, especially the rears. The wheels had been refurbished (full...
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    A cautionary tale of woe re. retrofitting AMG wheels

    Approximately 6 months back I acquired some brand new 15" AMG Type 2 alloys (the genuine thing - MB logo and part nos stamped inside) off of eBay. The reasons I elected to stick with 15" wheels were; 1) I had renewed the tyres about 3 months beforehand therefore only 3-4,000 miles on them, and...
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    Insurance- cautionary tale about mods/roadworthyness

    Just over a year ago my vehicle was written off by a 20 ton lorry driver attempting a u-turn on a dual carriageway. I have won the claim. Police gave lorry driver extra driver training ("prosecution too expensive") Useless :( Today I received the vehicle condition report commissioned by the...
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