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  1. Maff

    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    On the way through Belgium in 4th gear. Got to the 155mph limiter just after taking this wobbly pic. Didn't even use 5th gear &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

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  2. Guy

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    Jeez Maff,

    Is there a limit on that motorway?

    I got pulled in France [radar] for doing 130mph in the diesel, cost me a fortune. Wouldn't like to think what they'd do if they caught you with a camera in your hand!

    Is it my imagination or can I see the fuel guage moving? &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    In fact thinking about it, i may have taken that pic in Germany. Either way the roads were clear and straight - unlike the roads over hear where speeds like that are impossible and dangerous.

    Luckily (for me) my father was 300 yards behind me in his twin turbo, so the police hopefuly would have pulled him and not me  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Crusing at 105mph yields 23mpg which is better than I expected!
     
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    Sorry Maff,

    Re-read my post, didn't mean to sound holier-than-thou about it.

    Your dad sounds quite a lad &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> &nbsp;riding shotgun at 140!

    The only time my old man ever got done for speeding was when his car was being serviced and he borrowed my TR6. I went to work on the train that day, but it was still somehow my fault for having such a &quot;ridiculous&quot; car <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
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    Shude done 140 before he backed of - He coulda done much more as his car wasn't even in the red but I guess he was nervous! either that or because maybee he had a 13 stone fatty (moi) sitting with him - LOL
     
  6. fuzzer

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    I wish i lived closer to germany ..... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
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    I wish I could manage to take a picture of my Hyabusa hitting the magic 200mph mark!

    I have never had the balls or enough road to get it past 185....but I feel pretty confident it would do it.

    The thought of taking a hand off the bars to take a picture at that speed however, sends shivers down my spine in any event.     <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'>

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  8. Shude

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    None of you UK people can use the excuse &quot;I wish I lived closer to Germany&quot;! &nbsp;It takes about 2 hours max to get to your nearest ferry port then about 4 hours across the sea to NL then 2/3 hours across NL to the DE border. &nbsp;You can be doing 140-150 mph legit in less than 8 hours!

    If you had gone to the DE gtg you could have driven in convoy at a steady 120-130mph with other benz owners including Steve (MBenzNL), Mike (benzsport member), myself, Koolvin and about 10 other cars. &nbsp;It was excellent!
     
  9. Steve_Perry

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    Great pic Maff <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> hehe you're a braver man than me to take a photograph at that kinda speed.

    BTW was your car telling you that you'd exceeded a maximum speed?

    Hmm, I wonder if my car could do 120-130ish mph <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> I missed the DE gtg but had great pleasure looking at all the photos that Koolvin kindly posted. Thanks for that K.

    S.
     
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    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Steve_Perry @ July 05 2002,18:23)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">BTW was your car telling you that you'd exceeded a maximum speed?

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    Yeah, it thinks it has winter tyres on that are only rated to 130mph, however it has a new set of 19&quot; summer tyres on, and I havn't told it so &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    You have to tell ur car what tyres it has? weird.

    mind you my speed limiter for the permanent setting (press a sequence of buttons with key in ignition) only limits the speed between 120 and 150 mph... about 0/10 for usefulness.


    Have you seen the ad. for the new Renault Laguna? Looks like the car can measure its own tyre pressures.

    S.
     
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    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    LOL! Your speed limiter isn't a great deal of use, as you mention! The speed can be set at any speed above 30mph I think in most MB's with the new cruise control system that displays in the dash.

    Also the S, CL and SL can be ordered with tire monitoring system just like the new Renault - however I think it will be a standard feature soon as it will soon be a legal requirement in the US on all new cars sold over there.
     
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    Maff,

    My speed limiter is the OEM MB system that displays in the dash, and under the &quot;normal&quot; setting (pushing the cruise stalk in) can be used from 25mph upwards. However, there is a special setting that permanently sets the limiter on, you need to key in a sequence of button presses with the key in the ignition but without the engine running. The car will beep to indicate that the limiter is now on until switched off. To turn it off the permanent setting you then have to key in again to switch it off, I think it's of use if a driver is going to loan his/her car out etc. Only this &quot;permanent&quot; speed limiting system is only settable between 120 and 150 mph etc. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> &nbsp;Heh I'd be bloody suprised if my car can do 150 mph <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> so being able to limit the speed at this is what gets my 0/10 vote.

    I'm guessing ur CL is the same?

    It's amazing what a mine of information the owner's handbook is <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> I can also check the oil level in the engine without opening the bonnet. Again pressing keys on the instrument cluster with the key in the ignition. &nbsp;The oil level is then displayed on trip display in the dash.

    I also didn't realise that the electronic 5 speed auto boxes actually have two reverse gears... the ratios are different depending on whether W or S is selected.


    S.
     
  14. V12

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    My dad has actually left me several times!!

    I was driving an SL500 (129) and he left me in his CL600 at about 130 in germany, i got to 145 th backed off, he cruised off out of sight at 155...

    He has also left me on a bike, only ever got to 170 while he has done 195!!

    So, you can tell where my speeding habits come from.

    BTW, my dads only lost his license twice, last time, he pleaded loosing his job, so kept his license at 15points <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    Some people

    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
     
  15. Fudger

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    Boys, sounds like you have some real fun with your cars and V12's dad must be a real lad <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> still........

    Shude, would have loved to see that convoy and be part of that! Must have been a really good experience. Did you do a summary on the forum?

    Now that i have a CLK430 with Kleemann springs and shocks fitted on thursday, I am thinking of an 'own car' track day somewhere. Anywhere local for me chaps? I live in Woking! Not sure Thuxton allows owners cars on the track.

    Cheers Jonathan.

    For what it is worth, the Kleemann parts make a real difference while maintaining a great ride on the road. I rate them highly so you must consider them if you ever want to change from your stock suspension! I mean, don't just go with koni's and H&amp;R springs <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
  16. V12

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    Thruxton...i have been on there in my own car.

    Do know a few guys who work there though. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    I'll ask them about it...
     
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    Thanks V12.

    Just as a thought, perhaps we can organise a session with fellow MBClub members?

    Might be fun!  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    while talking about features. out of curiocity i was going backwards and was seeing if the doors close after 10mph going in reverse. They do <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Shude @ July 05 2002,10:19)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">None of you UK people can use the excuse &quot;I wish I lived closer to Germany&quot;!  It takes about 2 hours max to get to your nearest ferry port then about 4 hours across the sea to NL then 2/3 hours across NL to the DE border.  You can be doing 140-150 mph legit in less than 8 hours!</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Some of us live so remote that there is no electricty ... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
     
  20. grenachenoir

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    Slightly off thread I know, but talking about features, I was driving in heavy rain the other day, wipers on constant. Pulled up at lights and thought the wipers had gone wrong. I was not amused until I realised that the wipers had automatically gone into intermittent to save the blade while sitting still. As soon as I pulled away they came back at full speed.
    I couldn't help grinning - that's the sort of genuinely useful extra that you get with mercs.... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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