Simple question from a newbie

Ron

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I am now a proud owner of my first Mercedes-Benz........It is a 1998 E 300 Turbo Diesel Estate.

My question is:- What "W" variant is it ?
 

sym

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W210 (or probably T210, being an estate!!)

Welcome to the forum !

sym.
 

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Hi Ron,

Welcome to the board.. :)

Congratulations on your Merc :bannana:

We've got one too, had it from new, and its a great car. Hope yours is just as reliable :)
 
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Ron

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Thanks for the welcome guys.

Hopefully will be boring the backside off you all with more 'stupid' questions !!
 

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There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers...(from me anyway). The rest of the guys on here seem quite normal.
 

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Originally posted by GDC200
...people who clean their exhaust pipe with a dremel, wash their alloys every day, Zymol their car every week...
...are comfortable doing this to their car every few months:
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;)
 

fuzzer

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Originally posted by GDC200
NORMAL:confused: what normal as in people who clean their exhaust pipe with a dremel, wash their alloys every day, Zymol their car every week. ;) ;) ;) .....oh right that kind of normal!!:bannana:

My exhaust pipe including rear box shine in the sun like chrome :):D

Welcome dude. That car will last you forever if you look after it.
 

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Are you on prozac Shude? I would have a panic attack if someone did that to my C220 CDi lol
 

GrahamC230K

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I think it must be customary when you visit Steve (MBenzNL).
 

Simon

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Subject to certain criteria, H M Customs and Excise will do this for you at any port:D :D :D
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Big Ed

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Originally posted by Shude
...are comfortable doing this to their car every few months:
comand1.jpg


;)

Crikey - I hope you catch the b*st*rds who did that!!

And all that just to find where the yellow wire goes to.....
 
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Originally posted by GDC200
Shude, seeing this photo reminds me. I,ve got a creak coming from where the left hand of the centre of the dashboard meets the tunnel which is missing in your photo. How do I tighten it up without doing what youve done?

  1. Remove your chrome gear surround (by hand)
  2. Remove the window swith panel by pulling it up from the coin/holder side
  3. Remove the electical connectors underneath this panel by pulling them carefully
  4. Remove the coin tray by pulling up
  5. push the tunnel down while tightening the 2 phillips screws that secure the ash tray and tunnel together (you will see them under the coin tray u previously pulled out)
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sym

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I had the same creak !!

(My ash-tray screws were loose as well - nice & tight now!)

Now ...... who's going to tell me how to get the annoying rattle out of my glovebox lid then ? And the creak out of my Cruise Control arm (only when accelerating) , and the vibrating sunvisors, and an odd rattle coming from the passenger seatbelt area which I cannot find to save my life !!

S.
 

Ian B Walker

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you done have to be mad to come here but it helps, see what Shude did, does and is going to do.
 

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Originally posted by sym
I had the same creak !!



Now ...... who's going to tell me how to get the annoying rattle out of my glovebox lid then ? S.

usually it's just a case of adjusting the screws which hold the catch retaining plate in place and taking up any free play it's a bit of trial and error, getting the balance between a nice snug fit with no rattles and a lid that doesn't actually close without you having to lean on it :)

Andy
 

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Originally posted by Shude
...are comfortable doing this to their car every few months:

comand1.jpg


This image reminded me of something . I was caught out the other day..., after starting a relatively simple task of draining a float bowl on one of my bikes, I managed to drop a small bolt into the deepest recess somewhere beneath the carbs.



With arms greased in a scene not dissimilar to one from a James Herriot series I still could not extrapolate the bolt until I got to this stage……….(scroll down)












Over 5 hours work in the end to strip the bike, retrieve the missing bolt and then reassemble.

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