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  1. C

    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. texterted

    Another tale of MB dealer inspired woe.

    I booked my ML 4200 in for a gearbox oil & filter change at my nearest MB dealership last Friday. I agreed a special deal price of £250 for the work to be carried out. Pretty good I thought. Given the cost of the oil and the need for star trickery, it was completed and paid for. I drove...
  3. P

    The tale of the shrunken "Soft" Top....

    Hello folks, Well, I'm yet another newbie to the site and looking to pick the brains of anyone who can help! I've recently acquired a '79 350SL V8 auto. It has what looks like a fairly unused soft top in a dark blue cloth and in very clean condition with a clear and crack free pane of clear...
  4. JasonIFA

    New Key Tale!

    So, I had to do the old "new key issue", £240 job as had no spare with the ML. Dealer was fine, polite relatively efficient etc. Said it would be about a week and was there in a couple of days. They forget to copy my V5 but no big deal I took it back in when I went to collect. So, nice shiny...
  5. 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...
  6. E

    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...
  7. John Jones Jr

    A nice tale of a cool car & cool owner.

    Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement | Petrolicious
  8. S

    Glad I'm still here to tell the tale!!

    Yesterday when driving out of my street, I just turned a corner at low speed and the back end of the car made a clunking noise and it felt as if I had a puncture. I stopped the car, all tyres OK however the back end seemed low. As I was only about 100 yards from my house, I gingerly drove the...
  9. baxlin

    Another steamy tale...........

    Car is 2013 W204 C220, and the windscreen takes an age to demist in the morning, as bad as any car I've previously owned. I use the "max demist" button, and, as stated on other threads (yes, I have searched!!) this seems to turn the rest of the AC off - not a problem, if it would only demist...
  10. L

    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...
  11. Spinal

    A Worrying Vodafone Tale

    First and foremost, let me say that I quite like the service vodafone provides- and most of the time they are pretty good. Over the weekend, I misplaced one of my phones and given that it's a number I use for work, I cannot warrant not having the phone for more than a day or so. So today I...
  12. I

    Sorry tale of glow plug replacement - what next?

    I needed the glow plugs changing on our E-class (mines the OM642 V6 variant) and out of convenience entrusted the work to a mechanic in my local village as opposed to travelling out. I’ve previously seen him rebuild a customer’s Merc 3.0 V6 petrol when the bearings failed and he’s always working...
  13. mct_cars

    W211 - An MOT tale

    My father took his car in for MOT today - a 2004 E320CDi with a paltry 47k on the clock. It's been looked after all it's life (we both take pride in our cars!) The car failed for the first time ever on:- 2 x Snapped rear springs 1 x lower front arm dust covers perished (needs new lower front...
  14. T

    A tale of 2 MAFs

    1. CLK 320 A couple of days after a service the engine response was jerky and sometimes there was no response when you accelerated , especially after Engine breaking. Checking a few posts it pointed to the MAF. Checking I found that the air cleaner assy was not sitting snuggly on the MAF...
  15. Chrishazle

    Drive and Shine Godstone – Brian Donnelly – A Sorry Tale

    I first found the detailingworld forum 2 ½ years ago, and have used it (and recommended others to it) many times since. It saddens me that my this post, instead of being a celebration of what I have learnt and achieved as a result, is instead a report of my very bad experience with a “detailer”...
  16. 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...
  17. Dryce

    Tale of the unexpected

    SWMBO set out to buy a used R171 this weekend. Local MB dealer seems a bit confused as to what cars they actually have in stock and where they are. Phoned before hand to check they had a car SWMBO was interested in. Arrived and no sign of car and they knew nothing about it. Excellent. Just...
  18. Gucci

    Natural selection - a fool's tale

    Friend of mine is in the Police force. Whilst on a surveillance task, the marked PSU full of officers noticed a car backing into a parking bay beside them. This one happened to be a disabled bay. hmmmm.... he got out and asked if he could park there :doh: They looked at his car windscreen...
  19. E

    HELP! C180 Tale of Woe

    Hi I am a new member and I very much hope that you might be able to give me some advice. I apolgise in advance for the long story… I bought my 2001 C180 Sport Coupe (automatic) in Sept 2009 from a local independent dealer. It only had 46k miles with full MB service history and 1 previous...
  20. S

    A Tale of two Chips

    Spring time & about time to touch up the W209 CLK. Down to the dealers with the chassis no & back with a set of two small bottles with screw in brushes. No useful instructions, just how to dispose in 99 languages. So I applied the no lacquer to the chip on the roof. My car is a metalic beige...
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