Newbie With Loadsa Questions!

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Mercious, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    Hello to you all and thank you for existing as a club and as individuals.

    I thought I was condemned to paying to join the posh Mercedes club but, then I found you and now my life is complete.

    I've just bought a V plate (2000) E320 CDI auto estate with 121,000 on the clock.

    Sorry to be asking questions as soon as I arrive but, what's the score with the exhaust back box once the brackets have gone?

    I'm only starting to look into the situation but, it appears I can either get an after-market unit fitted at the local exhaust and tyres place for £320 or go to my local M B and get the genuine article and fit it myself.

    Or, I could get an after-market unit and fit it myself.

    Advice would be greatly appreciated.

    The car is a 210 model E class.

    I won't tell you about the D category situation in 2003 or how I had to wait for six weeks to collect the car after paying for it on ebay!

    All good fun that I can relay later.

    Basically it's not too bad a car (as yet) and it does everything but make the tea.

    I paid £2,495.00 with twelve months MOT and six months tax, nearly new Avon tyres (low profile - when all I want is something with a tyre wall), new battery, blah, blah etc.

    They're a bit fancy these cars aren't they!

    Thanks in advance for any ideas re exhaust back box.

    It's so nice to have found this site.

    Regards


    Mercious
     
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    steve333 MB Enthusiast

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    Hello & welcome to the site,i'm sure someone will be along soon to answer your questions:thumb:
     
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    Hello and Welcome from Me too :thumb:
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    I'm trying to thank you and ask other questions but I can't get my head round the site yet.

    I keep on posting after logging in only to be told i'm not logged in!
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    Here's my other question:

    Where does my car originate from?

    Here's the start of the chassis number as on V 5 and inside car screen:

    SABTVR037

    Bedford Mercedes Benz are baffled.

    The car did have the cat D in 2003 so it might be two cars. It might be four cars. Frightening!
     
  9. A-AvantGarde

    A-AvantGarde MB Enthusiast

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    That sounds odd. I believe that the chassis / VIN should start WDB (or WDC).
     
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    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    230K welded mine two and a half years ago...still going strong and passed 3 MOTs.
     
  12. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    That's not a Merc VIN. Yours should start 210226...........
     
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    brucemillar MB Enthusiast

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    I think you car has had a re-shell so the original VIN has been replaced with a DVLA VIN.
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    I've just logged in, written a long reply and lost it all because the site can't handle a ten-minute reply.

    "refresh the page and log in again"

    This, after I've logged in.

    What a crazy situation.

    It's as though they don't want you to have any success.

    Anyway, forget it!
     
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    CKLclive Banned

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    Your vin no is on the passenger side front screen ?
     
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    Forgotten...
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    I'm very wary of even writing anything now because it will probably all get lost.

    I know where the VIN is and I found out it was a DVLA Reshelled VIN.

    I'll send this and just do little posts before I get locked out again.

    So much to say and the threat of being silenced by the logging in again thing.
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    What's the way of getting round this 'time out' thing?
     
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    Mercious

    Mercious Active Member

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    I guess the way round it is to use the 'post reply' and not the 'quick reply'.

    Excuse the outburst.
     
  20. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Just log in then use the browser "back" button to get back to your ramblings, then click "submit".
     

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