Bonnet Stays

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  1. jimmy

    jimmy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I may be a little slow here, I have not read the whole of the Haynes manual yet.

    Yesterday I had my windscreen replaced, to get better access, the bloke lifted the bonnet right up 90 degrees instead of the usual 45ish degrees.

    There are two release catches on the stays that allow the bonnet to go up even further. Very useful for when I need to polish the underside of the bonnet. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>   <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Did anybody else know this?
     
  2. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (jimmy @ Oct. 01 2002,14:40)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">There are two release catches on the stays that allow the bonnet to go up even further. Very useful for when I need to polish the underside of the bonnet. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>   <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Did anybody else know this?</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    yup been a function on nearly every single merc since ages!!!! hehehe I gave a demo to Graham C230K at our recent GTG
     
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    I sometimes get mine right up as well <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> But it's always a two person job <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> To release the catches on both sides of course.

    Can anyone here do it on their own?
     
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    My catches are ok , i can manage to get it up on my own. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>

    I tend to have an audence when it goes up.
     
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    Guffaaw, Guffaaw.....ooer mrs <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
  6. GrahamC230K

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">But it's always a two person job _ _To release the catches on both sides of course.

    Can anyone here do it on their own?


    I can get mine up on my own!

    Smutty wit aside, I find if I do the passenger side first, then the drivers side I can do it.

    Since Koolvin amd Mark showed me at the GTG, I pop it right up most times. The extra light and space is great.

    How do you think I got this pic?

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2003
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    Graham-
    &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;I see that pic is taken in your garage, How did u get in and out of the car ? There's walls tight on either side of the car &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> &nbsp;LOL
     
  8. GrahamC230K

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Graham-
    &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; I see that pic is taken in your garage, How did u get in and out of the car ? There's walls tight on either side of the car &nbsp; &nbsp;LOL
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    The car is rolled back about a meter or so (how I check my oil having let it settled all night). A combination of perspective and it not being in the correct position make it look impossible - but I get in and out. I have a foam/soft plastic pad (out of a Compaq Server Box <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> ) on the wall that the door comes to rest on.

    &nbsp;- Those at the GTG will vouch for me in that I am no waif either!
     
  9. Paul

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    I can always get mine up o.k, no honest I can.

    I only have the one catch on the drivers side hinge <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> .
     
  10. V12

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    Some older mercs only had the one catch...and some of the new ones too.

    You will notice that the catches are at different positions, they are designed so they can be lifted by one person, the drivers one needs to be first from memory, but always need to look to refresh my memory.

    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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