What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

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Will pop in to see Lewis to talk through an exhaust upgrade.

Probably won't do anything but I want to know what it would involve and what it might achieve noise wise, or not ...
 
That looks well nice! Lovely colour. 😎🙂👍
Thanks....I think it was called Sand Biege ....has a matching interior.....one of the main reasons she still has it is to avoid the coal mine interior or the newer models!1000005771.jpg
 
Thanks....I think it was called Sand Biege ....has a matching interior.....one of the main reasons she still has it is to avoid the coal mine interior or the newer models!
I'm not such a fan of the "Sand Beige", but it does look in impeccable order. I can see Mrs A's perspective in relation to the interior, which looks equally well maintained, wipe clean cream leather seats must be more appropriate than charcoal cloth. ;)

Talking of tell-tale stains, you may want to investigate the source of the damp on the front corner of your house.: The brickwork suggests it was built around mid last century with a cavity construction. Undeniably a better structure than the solid brick walls that preceded them, however it was a fairly new approach at the time, and the wall ties were not made from stainless like they are these days as the damage that is consequential from extended periods of damp were not realised. ( steel wall ties rusting, which expands pushing the leaves apart).

Trust you got your Alfa issues sorted ? :)
 
Up and out early with Baby D - who is now as tall as me 🥲 - for a trip to the barbers, and a top down drive. Picked up a McDonalds breakfast to take home to the fam, just as the rain started.

Raised the roof as I rolled around the drive thru lane, and deployed one of my favourite features in any car. The SLK will lower all four windows with a double back push of the roof button.

It looks great with the pillarless look. Even people who don’t know sense there’s something different but can’t put their finger on it. We drove home with front windows up, and rear quarter windows down.

It’s a trick I don’t use very often, as I drive it with the roof down every time, unless I’m driving very slowly or stationary in the rain. It’s a very cool feature though.
 
Up and out early with Baby D - who is now as tall as me 🥲 - for a trip to the barbers, and a top down drive. Picked up a McDonalds breakfast t🍳 to take home to the fam, just as the rain started.

Raised the roof as I rolled around the drive thru lane, and deployed one of my favourite features in any car. The SLK will lower all four windows with a double back push of the roof button.

It looks great with the pillarless look. Even people who don’t know sense there’s something different but can’t put their finger on it. We drove home with front windows up, and rear quarter windows down.

It’s a trick I don’t use very often, as I drive it with the roof down every time, unless I’m driving very slowly or stationary in the rain. It’s a very cool feature though.
Sounds like a great pose feature. 👍
 
Sounds like a great pose feature. 👍
It probably is! 😁

Perfect for driving in the rain though as dropping the drivers window results in water coming into the car, as the wipers push the water to the offside A pillar, and the high pressure spot immediately behind the pillar means it runs in through the open window and ends up on the door car and driver!

However the area behind the drivers window is a high pressure spot and so most water flies straight past the open rear quarter window and very little comes in to the car. Good ventilation and easier to hear the exhaust - like dropping the rear glass on a Ferrari 812 GTS but much more affordable! 😁
 
I swapped out the front power socket for a usb and voltage jobbie. Needed a bit of fettling to get it to fit but quite straightforward. This is the third one of these I’ve installed in our cars!IMG_0893.jpeg
 
Something that I never ever usually do - let the fuel light come in the E Class (W212) to ascertain how much fuel to refill which equated to approx
  • 75l of the Devils juice
  • £111 at Costco
As an aside, once owned a Volvo D5 V70 6-speed manual that I ran on fumes to 1040 miles on a brim-to-brim.
 
Bit of a mixed emotion job on the S212 today! I’d lost one of the spherical windscreen washer jets and as a bodge fix (as we leave for a tour of Scotland on Tues and wasn’t sure if I’d have time to source the assembly and fit) I araldited a plastic plate with a hole in, in its place. On testing it, no juice came out and I noticed a puddle of water under the car.

So I thought a pipe had come off somewhere, or sprung a leak! So off comes the front wheel, arch liners, wipers and scuttle to see where the issue was.

Long story short, the water must have been on one of the undertrays and just found a way out when I jacked it up! So no leak.

But what did I find inside the front wing? The errant washer jet!

So I take apart my bodge, replace the jet and Araldite that in place with the other 2 just in case. I realised no water came out with my bodge as some glue had blocked the water feed!

At least I know it’s actually quite an easy job to replace the washer jet assembly when I can get it!
 
Hadn't cleaned the interior properly for well over a year especially the rear seat compartment where the messy kids sit. Gummy pfledge on the rubber door trimmings. Hybrid turtle wax graphene interior detailer on most areas, autoglym leather cleaner on the seats and leather bits and then leather balm . There's unfortunately a few minor scrathes thanks to the heathens who are under 4ft tall any carry my surname.

Also had the exterior cleaned again as I did last week briefly 1000040490.jpg

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After i get to fully detail the interior , the engine bay is next. It definitely can use some scrubbing
 
Despite a late night last night, we were up annd out early in one of my favourite cars for a 350 mile round trip to visit Ian Callum and have a look around his workshop. It was a beautiful day for it.

Ended up driving in convoy through the Cotswolds with some lovely metal (or should I say carbon fibre?) including a lovely Aston Martin One-77, McLaren 650 S Spider, and a Spyker C8 👀👌🏻

Mrs D took the same car to visit her family on Friday, and I took Mrs D out for a Mom & Dad date night romantic drive, so we’ve put close to 500 miles on it this weekend. Loving Spring ☀️
 
The weather today was half-decent, so I did a couple of jobs on the W211 E280 cdi sports estate:
1. Changed the engine oil and oil filter - Used my new electric extractor pump.
2. Changed both air filters - Usual foul language when replacing the filter carriers ....... One of the most wretched performances for a routine maintenance job.
 
The weather today was half-decent, so I did a couple of jobs on the W211 E280 cdi sports estate:
1. Changed the engine oil and oil filter - Used my new electric extractor pump.
2. Changed both air filters - Usual foul language when replacing the filter carriers ....... One of the most wretched performances for a routine maintenance job.
Jesus! Helped ya then, did he John. Very often helps me when I'm doing a job. 🙄😉🙂
 
Full tank of derv after running the last half tank with Forte injector cleaner and a turbo cleaner down to near empty. MPG improved quite a bit mid thirties on urban stuff pre treatment was high twenties :thumb:
 
As mentioned above - I treated myself to a new oil extraction pump this week.
My old pump - one of the yellow ones that Lidl were selling ten years ago - has been getting more and more "tired" each time I used it.
This week it would run but wouldn't pump at all.
I bought a Sealey TP9312 12 volt pump from Euro Car Parts.
ECP Pt. No: SEA TP 9312 ..... £24.99 + VAT.
Not bad for the price.
It pumps well and is simple to use with good connections.
I'll give it a second go in a few days when I do the change on the "Kompressor".
I think it will see me out - as we say.
 

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