New A class Car collected - Panel Gap...???

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  1. MercA

    MercA Active Member

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    I collected my new Merc A class SE Grey metallic colour this week. I noticed big gap in door panels. Please see the docs.

    Is this normal..?
     

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  2. grober

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  3. noobmonkey

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    nice ruler though :)
     
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    4mm is not so bad if the gap is reasonably even. 3mm is usually as good as it gets.

    I did a quick measure of my gaps with a digital caliper and they were in the 3 - 4mm range.
     
  5. Southy1978

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    I'll pop out tomorrow when it's light and measure mine.
     
  6. matt65

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    Yes mine is the same.
     
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    Ask your dealer what the specs for the gap are meant to be.
     
  8. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    How does the other side compare?
     
  9. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Col Gadaffi , Idi Amin and the like were rulers .

    A measuring stick is called a rule .
     
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    My panel gaps are excessive, especially when the door is open.
     
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    My C**k is 12" but I don't use it as a rule. :p
     
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    Shame you don't use it :D
     
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  13. MancMike

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    Just measured my W204 driver's door to rear passenger door panel gap. 4.5mm measured with a digital vernier gauge.

    Doesn't look particularly large to be honest, OPs looks much wider but is only slightly. :/
     
  14. markjay

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    You just made up this rule.
     
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    The general rule (no pun intended) about panel gaps is that if they are the same on both sides and run even along the panel edge then they are probably OK....
     
  16. Alex225

    Alex225 MB Enthusiast

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    If it were me I'd try and look at a few others and see if they're similar.

    At the same time if you're found wandering the streets measuring gaps on cars with a Spider-Man rule(r) people may look at you funny haha
     
  17. noobmonkey

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    Holy wow cakes ....

    Mr An4L on the year old post!

    Whilst grammatically correct - rules are there to be bent and twisted :)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruler

    Wiki agrees with my broken 'rule' ;)

    Now go back to doing something important :)
     
  18. optimusprime

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    I would not worry. 90 % of cars on the road have had a panel replaced at one time or other . But i will say , you noticed this, and every time you look at the car your eyes will go right tho that door gap. Ask for it to be sorted out now .
     
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    Wiki , as I am sure you are aware , is not authoritative : it is compiled , and can be edited by , the uneducated and the misinformed .

    The rule/ruler thing was a pet peeve of my metalwork teacher at school , and anyone who fell foul of it generally ended up being rapped over the knuckles by a 12" , thankfully wooden , rule .
     
  20. noobmonkey

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    lol i was just annoying you for the sake of annoying you (Such as dragging up an old post for a grammatical error ;) - agree with you and yes sir, you are right :)
     

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