Suzzie, the CLK 500 so this happened

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So sorted the water pockets, A little bit crude but works , the wife has been dragging her feet on this one haha since instead of stitching the elastic back I made a small hole in the end of the two snapped bits and cable tied them worked a treat lol
I need to do that
 
Got the car back after 2 Rear lower Rose bushes replaced and a Genuine rear Swaybar as the old one was corroded.
Totally transformed the handling well worth doing!
Gave her a machine polish today followed by a Megs Paste wax in prep for the drive to London Monday with the boy.

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I love your wheels but I just got my AMGs refurbed and treated them to some Michelin Pilot Sport 4s
 
Rear bar looks ok. No play anywhere. I’ve given up!

Front bar replaced. I took it to WG after buying - was advised to just replace every front suspension arm, bush etc in one hit. Aligned at WIM. Wasn’t cheap but it must be at least 5 years so it’s surely paid off. The trick is to not get bored of the car and sell after splashing ££££ on maintenance. Been there, done that countless times 🤣
Me too 44 cars and counting
 
I would really like to own an S class one day. I imagine them to be pure luxury. The seats I imagine to be divine.
I had an S500 heated and cooled seats, TV everything I should never have sold it
 
Sue's CLK has the dash clicking occasionally and pretty sure it is the most inaccessible on which requires dismantling the entire dash!! It would be liveable if not for the fast that demisting is a nightmare and it is either roasting hot or freezing cold in the cab - I am assuming the two events are connected? Any suggestions more than welcome! Actually, I may start a separate thread as it may well help others in the future
I have the same on my 500 it is one of the two actuators on the passenger side
 
Great thread, very informative and a true labour of love. Good luck with the sale as the new owner will be getting a peach of a car.
 
Just a quick update, mileage now 77,200 on the last but one hospital trip I noticed a very small delay shifting 6-7 it’s only because I know my cars so well I noticed it.

I booked her straight into Mercedes Waterhouse, they told me the conductor plate had fault.
These are on back order at MB know due date price was around grand plus fitting “which I woulda paid” but they couldn’t supply the part.

In the end I had a refurbished unit supplied and programmed from Bulgaria , Waterhouse agreed to fit and fettle the map shes now been driving spot on again covering a good 600miles since.

Crazy that this part being 1 theft related hence need coding and 2, on back order!
Total cost of the repair was £850

Sadly MB Waterhouse have finished no longer catering for Mercedes in Chelmsford.
 
Just to update the thread. I bought this car from Gav last weekend and it now lives with me in South Worcestershire.
It is in outstanding condition and it drives perfectly after all the work Gav has done and Gav was a pleasure to deal with throughout the buying process.
The car will be an "occasion and road trip" car. Next year the plan is to take it back to Bremen where it was built (I have friends who live near the factory). A road trip to Italy is also planned and there may be a trip to Norway.
In terms of work, biggest task will be keeping it clean and detailed to Gavs standard but there are two minor jobs/upgrades. I love the key operated roof of the later CLKs so will add a roof module, probably the Car Style one, and it's going to get Carplay.
Not sure yet if I'll replace the original Command 2 or add a screen in front. I'll post here what I decide.
The car will be tucked away for the winter at the end of October (or November if I'm enjoying it too much).
Give me a wave if you see it around the Malvern area.
The registration number will change, I have a few plates on retention, not sure which one will go on it yet.
 
Just to update the thread. I bought this car from Gav last weekend and it now lives with me in South Worcestershire.
It is in outstanding condition and it drives perfectly after all the work Gav has done and Gav was a pleasure to deal with throughout the buying process.
The car will be an "occasion and road trip" car. Next year the plan is to take it back to Bremen where it was built (I have friends who live near the factory). A road trip to Italy is also planned and there may be a trip to Norway.
In terms of work, biggest task will be keeping it clean and detailed to Gavs standard but there are two minor jobs/upgrades. I love the key operated roof of the later CLKs so will add a roof module, probably the Car Style one, and it's going to get Carplay.
Not sure yet if I'll replace the original Command 2 or add a screen in front. I'll post here what I decide.
The car will be tucked away for the winter at the end of October (or November if I'm enjoying it too much).
Give me a wave if you see it around the Malvern area.
The registration number will change, I have a few plates on retention, not sure which one will go on it yet.
Enjoy buddy , start a thread when you come back from your European tour . We love car pics in foreign places .
 
Just to update the thread. I bought this car from Gav last weekend and it now lives with me in South Worcestershire.
It is in outstanding condition and it drives perfectly after all the work Gav has done and Gav was a pleasure to deal with throughout the buying process.
The car will be an "occasion and road trip" car. Next year the plan is to take it back to Bremen where it was built (I have friends who live near the factory). A road trip to Italy is also planned and there may be a trip to Norway.
In terms of work, biggest task will be keeping it clean and detailed to Gavs standard but there are two minor jobs/upgrades. I love the key operated roof of the later CLKs so will add a roof module, probably the Car Style one, and it's going to get Carplay.
Not sure yet if I'll replace the original Command 2 or add a screen in front. I'll post here what I decide.
The car will be tucked away for the winter at the end of October (or November if I'm enjoying it too much).
Give me a wave if you see it around the Malvern area.
The registration number will change, I have a few plates on retention, not sure which one will go on it yet.
You got a great car there

Curious - why NotFiona?
 
Just to update the thread. I bought this car from Gav last weekend and it now lives with me in South Worcestershire.
It is in outstanding condition and it drives perfectly after all the work Gav has done and Gav was a pleasure to deal with throughout the buying process.
The car will be an "occasion and road trip" car. Next year the plan is to take it back to Bremen where it was built (I have friends who live near the factory). A road trip to Italy is also planned and there may be a trip to Norway.
In terms of work, biggest task will be keeping it clean and detailed to Gavs standard but there are two minor jobs/upgrades. I love the key operated roof of the later CLKs so will add a roof module, probably the Car Style one, and it's going to get Carplay.
Not sure yet if I'll replace the original Command 2 or add a screen in front. I'll post here what I decide.
The car will be tucked away for the winter at the end of October (or November if I'm enjoying it too much).
Give me a wave if you see it around the Malvern area.
The registration number will change, I have a few plates on retention, not sure which one will go on it yet.
Congratulations, cracking car 👌🏻
 
Quick update, this CLK has just been to Stuttgart via the old Reims circuit. 1800miles at an average of 28mpg, which included a lot of high speed driving in Germany! Through France it was well over 30mpg. The combination of V8 and 7 speed auto is awesome. Super quiet and comfortable, the roof is incredible, it feels as quiet and refined as the coupe. No issues at all with the car, a few pictures below: And just for clarity, it is the same car! I changed the wheels back to the original spec and put my own number plate on it!

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Wow 🤩 thank you for sharing!
You have given her more than I could have bud, she’s looks lovely 😊
 
So this happened,

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She got a clay, Machine polished with G3 super resin, finished with Megs Gold class paste wax, carpets shampoo’d leather cleaned Gliptone but tbh could do with recolonisation by someone who knows what there doing lol.
Very nice work. You can’t beat a nice detailing.
 

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