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  1. CLSMark

    General rant ( can you guess the car)

    Earlier, I had to pull over on A3 soft shoulder ( is that a thing? ) due to the rear door on my lorry not being closed properly. So whack the hazards on, run round secure it, then back to the cab. I follow pulling on to the carriageway protocol, I speed up to 50 and indicate. The middle lane...
  2. K

    Dealers, test Drives and general pushiness.

    I went to look at a car for my wife and son at the weekend. (£6000). I told the dealer on the phone that we had just started our search and that "I wouldn't be buying today." He said still come over and have a look, which we did. The car was nice and we asked for a test drive. He...
  3. bob6600

    Formula One 2017 - General Thread

    Well I thought we need a new thread seeing as the last one was about Nico retiring. Threads for specific races/race weekends are still a good idea to keep it tidy :) Well to get us started, Williams have posted a computer generated image of their 2017 FW40
  4. A

    Recommended tools and general suggestions for w219 lower ball joint removal

    Hi all, Just wanted to find out what tools (by brand/location) you guys recommend when it comes to ball splitting and removal/install . Is the stuff on ebay ok or is it just badly made putty? anything to go for or avoid? I've gleaned a good idea on how to go about the job from searches on...
  5. O

    extended warranties general opinions?

    i have just been quoted £780 for a 1 year tier 1 extended warranty on my 4yo e350 estate w212. already paying out £37/mth for service contract. have tried shopping around for another warranty but struggling to find a deal. tempted to chance not bothering. any advice would be welcomed? thanks
  6. V

    General question on MB 507d van engine..

    Hi new member here and hopefully a new MB owner too. I am looking at the 507d van from around 1990s, found one I like, seems to be in good condition, but someone advised me that the 70 horse power engine will be very noisy due to it revving fast and high. But I should look at the 611 (6 ton 111...
  7. MWCLS

    What's the general consensus on waxing/sealing fresh paint?

    Hi all, I picked my car up late yesterday from the bodyshop as I had returned later than expected from a work trip arrived at the shop 5.30 they close at 6pm not open Saturdays so it was my only window to collect the car for another week. Looked the car over and it all looked good under the...
  8. D

    General speeding question.

    Seeing in another thread that others on here maybe sometimes accidentally speed (myself included) and also tow caravans, I am curious wether being caught speeding, whilst towing caravan, is a worse offence than just speeding normally? Do you get 2 tickets?.6 points?..a towing awareness...
  9. french

    Performance cars in general...

    seem to be on the up lately, even the seemingly unloved C32 Amg is shuffling up in price. I think most AMG's are especially the SL's also 996TT are going mad over the past year, along with the 'M' car's ... was it the low oil price ?
  10. M

    Viano - General Questions

    Hello All, I have recently purchase a second hand Mercedes-Benz Viano, 2008 Ambiente 3.0 TDI for family purposes. Full MB Service History with circa 33,000 miles on the clock. Briefly, the specification comprises: Electric Sunroof Front and Rear Roof Rails Electric Sliding Doors Auto...
  11. P

    Bodywork repair in Birmingham and general advice

    Hi I have a 2001 SLK 230. Owned it for quite some years now and it's been my favourite car. It's only done 60k so I'm planning on keeping it (after considering leasing a new SLK). Right, now I'm interested in some different opinions and recommendations on repairing some bodywork, some chav...
  12. M

    General servicing.

    Have just bought a C180 Elegance 1995 with 110,000 miles on the clock.Mercedes maintained until 4 years ago. (the first 85,000 miles).The car is driving beautifully at the moment. Going to put it for servicing. From experience is there anything in particular that needs checking with this number...
  13. M

    General Questions regarding a C208 320 V6

    Hi Guys I'm interested in a C208 CLK 320 V6 made in 1998 with less than 90,000 miles. The seller has mentioned the following issues, which I want to discuss here... 1. The car has a sunroof an the seller has stated that since its a sunroof model, the car has no AC... Is this really...
  14. S

    Tradesman and general help wanted - please read!!!!

    Didn't know where to post this thread but "Wanted" seemed the most apt. We need HELP but there is a catch so please read carefully :D Somehow we need to turn this ex furniture display unit...
  15. J

    general hellos

    Hello, Just trying to learn how to navigate this site. Just bought a little (1.5) A160 petrol engine MB that was registered at the end of 2009. First MB after a somewhat chequered history of cars that include Audi (soft spot for a throaty Allroad); Subaru (it was love and it saved my life)...
  16. L

    SL 55 general questions- which tyres? no dip stick? and what wheels?

    Hi all, I wanted to rack your brains as to what the 2006 SL 55 was intended to run in regards of tyres in the UK? which model and what dimensions were fitted as stock please? My second q is iv had a look underneath the bonnet of a few of these and attempted to check the oil via the obvious...
  17. bennybelmont

    General help with 2003 CL600 Bi Turbo

    Hello I hope someone can help? I am looking at replacing the brake discs/pads on my Cl. I have had the wheels off and all looks quite straight forward? As it's a Merc i assume it may not be as straightforward as it looks? Do you unbolt the callipers wich then allows the disc removal or do you...
  18. N

    General info needed about 2008 E Class 220 Classic - things to look for, common pobs.

    Hi there I'm thinking of buying a 2008 E class 220 Classic. I currently own a lexus 220D, and, while it's been reasonable good to me, there are some common problems people on the lexus forums would be able to tell anyone about. So the question I have is, are there any specific common problems...
  19. C

    General C-Class question...

    Hello All, Excuse the irritating question - but I'm thinking of buying a current shape C-Class estate as my girlfiends 190 has finally bitten the dust (too much welding and general expensiveness required - we'd save it if we could as we love it - but it's goodnight Vienna sadly) I really want...
  20. babyblueCE

    General alternator question

    Morning all. I wanted to ask a question about an alternator for my 300CE. I currently have a 70amp alternator in my car and i wanted to upgrade this to an 80amp or possibly a 90amp alternator. Are there any other merc models that currently run a 80/90amp alternator that will also fit in my CE, I...
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