What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by developer, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. SeasidePete

    SeasidePete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    S500:
    • Boot lid alignment,
    • Replaced vacuum line that had been nipped by boot lid
    • Boot vacuum line pulley lubed up (wasn't retracting fully the braided trunking that wraps around the vacuum line and power cables),
    • wheels off to clean which is when I realised 4 bolts weren't torqued up after garage fitted new tyres!!!
    • Headlight side light bulb change. Can you believe you have to remove the entire headlight to change a £4 bulb!
    C123:
    • Wiper blades changed,
    • Passenger exterior door handle removed, cleaned, lubed.
    • Vacuum hose connectors in engine bay replaced,
    • Oil change,
    • Front right speaker grill replaced
    Currently feeling pleased with one self so am having a beer and a takeaway!
     
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  2. Wheelnut58

    Wheelnut58 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well deserved :thumb::thumb:
     
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  3. clk320x

    clk320x MB Club Veteran

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    Wheel alignment at WIM and new front tyres (Goodyear asymmetric 3)

    Excellent as always, Tony is a star. :)
     
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  4. Londonscottish

    Londonscottish Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I hand washed mine yesterday. Today I am off to Maidenhead for a meeting at 1.00.

    After which it's probably going to pour down.

    Which is exactly what happened to me last week on a trip to Farnborough & Windsor.

    It's on days like today that I much prefer meetings in London so I can use the tube and keep my car looking immaculate.

    Sigh.
     
  5. ToeKnee

    ToeKnee Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Took wheels of for good clean inner and outer, took the opportunity to replace Vetter caps too. Washed, clayed and waxed whole car. All ready for a road trip to Northumbria in a free days time! :cool:
     
  6. tron

    tron Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Following the Mot pass, changed the first engine mount and decided to put the second one back because it would not come out. I shall have to remove the cat and then take it out. Changing the nearside one made a big difference.
     
  7. ToeKnee

    ToeKnee Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just fitted my smart top module to the R231
     
  8. kid-jensen

    kid-jensen Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Finally got to change the Transmission oil on the ML..

    I've been putting it off for 18 months or so mainly because it's such a pig of a job, and very messy.

    Turned out to be "not too" messy, but the method of filling the sump by pumping oil UPWARDS through the drain hole is perverse in the extreme!

    Taking the sump off was so unnecessarily messy that I can imagine the designer having a right laugh every time he thinks of it, talk about Schadenfreude! WHY can't we have a dipstick/filler tube??

    Anyway, after a good clean-up, it all went back together with a new filter and I even found the microscopic drain-plug for the torque converter, they don't all have drain plugs, so was not expecting to have any luck finding it. All to the good though, because 90% of the fluid will get changed, as opposed to about 60% if the TC is left alone.

    Using an electric pump and the Ebay adapter in the drain hole, the actual filling was reasonable straight forward. Chose to use an infra-red non-contact thermometer to check for the 45C running temperature, before bolting everything up and going for a tea..

    All-in-all, well worth doing, but thank God it doesn't have to be done again for about 40K miles.....that'll see me out...
     
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  9. tron

    tron Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Changed the offside engine mounting. A non trivial exercise on a 220 cdi with a dpf. Eventually resorted to designer violence. Slackened the tie rod nuts, tightened the wheel bearings and had two new tyres fitted so I now have a matched set, a higher brake pedal and a much quieter and smoother car.
     
  10. tron

    tron Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Forty minutes. Changed the transmission mounting. Put the undershrouds back on. Wow! thought it was quieter having done the engine mountings but the transmission mount made just as much difference. The car isn't quieter and smoother. It is quiet and smooth. Far and away the best £100 I have spent on the car. That is all the mechanical work done. Three months and around £1200 including the new satnav disc, Bluetooth puck and Ipod adaptor. This gives me a sound car with new brakes, exhaust, tyres, suspension battery and exhaust. No major expenditure expected for the next two years. I am very happy. The proposed 204 can go on hold.
     
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  11. Benzmanc

    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Driven it with the lid off
     
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  12. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    Had a new air strut installed to replace a defective strut fitted a few months ago. Now to see if I get my money back for the original!
     
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  13. Yex

    Yex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ordered 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S’s, being fitted Monday :thumb:
     
  14. SeasidePete

    SeasidePete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  15. BIG UN

    BIG UN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sick to death of an intermittent fault coming on the dash, so sorted new wiring & 2 new number plate lights!![​IMG]

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  16. tron

    tron Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Drove it. Set off this morning to the airfield. Car is nice and stable at speed* and sticks nicely. Engine is making the right sort of power and it is now ready for a long trip abroad in two weeks time.
    *Actual value undisclosed.
     
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  17. adityaroy8744

    adityaroy8744 New Member

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  18. W145user

    W145user Member

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    Was planning on going out with the top down, but as she hasn't been driven for two weeks the battery was flat, so charged that all day instead :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  19. merc85

    merc85 MB Club Veteran

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    Driven it another 100 miles to Gosh , left 4.30am lovely to have done quiet roads for a change.
     
  20. tron

    tron Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Taken it back to the people who thought that tracking was to be set with the steering wheel twenty-five degrees clockwise. The car runs straight enough but the esp fault came up shortly afterwards. This is my fault for putting a new front tyre on one side only, of course. The other is 2500 miles old and the same type. No, Sir, it did not leave the factory like that. The only job I gave to "professionals".
     
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