1. dad4geer

    VIN Decoder explanation help!

    Thanks to PobodY for his wonderful VIN decoder link which I tried for my Merc and got following results. There are quite a few things which I don't understand at all so would be grateful if someone can explain what that option means. It would be embarrasing really if I have something in my car...
  2. Makdissy

    W124 key explanation please

    Hi guys I know there are 3 different types of keys 1: main with square plastic part 2: valet key, oval shape 3: flat, just metal small key to fit in your wallet. Now the question is: I have a tiny small key, which looks like a safe key or key for a bicycle lock, I can provide a pic if you...
  3. glyn86

    fuse box explanation

    Just wondering can anyone explain the fuse chart to me.w Are the numbers locations or what way is it.example seat adjustment (21) I'm used to basic cars with radio fuse no.5 Thanks for any help
  4. L

    Basic explanation of the CDI intake system

    Hi All I am still trying to get to grips with the diesel engine, with all of my previous experience being with petrol engines. I was looking at the engine today starting the planning for cleaning out the EGR system and am a bit confused. On the drivers side of the engine is what I...
  5. baxlin

    Explanation of model designation

    I'm very new to Mercedes driving, and although I've done a quick search, I can't find a list explaining the Mercedes system of model designation. Does one exist? For instance, I drive a C220 saloon, is this W204? Many of the posts on here use a W number, and I'd love to be able to picture...
  6. A

    W212 Comand Variants Explanation

    Hi, I have been looking at retrofits for the W212 and in conjunction with the EPC for the vehicle looking at applicable part numbers. Broadly there seem to be 2 variations: Single DVD or Multichanger DVD. However, there are many more than 2 part numbers available. I am trying to work out if the...
  7. RobertoMercini

    Assyst explanation

    Apologies if this reads somewhere else, but there are 19 pages with the keyword in there...:crazy: Can someone explain to me, exactly what I get from Assyst, and how it works? My W203 has full MBSH at regular intervals. No one I know owns an MB so getting a concise answer isn't easy :)
  8. abueloeddie

    'W' numbers Explanation please

    A Mercedes owner of less than 1 month, I'm learning a lot just browsing the great forums which are ( for the most part) well written by fairly sensible people Two questions have arisen on the Model numbers (W 123. W 212, Etc)... Could someone please point me to a list which gives a full...
  9. wheels-inmotion

    Definitive explanation: Tramlining

    Complaint 1:Involuntary direction changes outside of the drivers command. 2:Unpredictable changes of direction on different road surfaces. What's going on? Tramlining is a relatively recent complaint due to... 1: The road condition 2: The low profile tyre 3: The tyre 1: Motorway troths act...
  10. ecossebev

    Offset explanation please

    I have a set of standard 15" wheels that need two to be refurbished, and I also need 3 tyres pretty soon. Looking on ebay, I reckon, for a few dollars more, I could get a nice set to compliment my '91 W124, however......the 15" wheels have an offset of 41. Does this mean only ET41 wheels will...
  11. verytalldave

    How the Stock Market works - an explanation

    It was autumn, and the Apache Indians in their reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an Indian chief in a modern society, he couldn't honestly tell what the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his Tribe...
  12. mercmanuk

    A Great Explanation

    "A Great Explanation" Joyce came home early and found her husband Stanley in their bedroom making love to a very attractive young woman. And she was somewhat upset. "You are a disrespectful pig!" she cried "How dare you do this to me -- a faithful wife, the mother of your children! I'm...
  13. PJH

    Explanation of Life

    Life On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you...
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