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CL500 just had its A Service ... and got 2 minor? Advisories

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Submariner1, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Submariner1

    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    Well Hughes looked after me, and matched another main Dealers price of £540.29
    Pleased with that as it included new Spark Plugs, and the Combination Filter and the Perfume Flacon refill (errrr WTF is that !! .... I assume its some kind of inbuilt air-freshener? ... didnt even know it had one! ) and of course they use Mobil1 0W 40.

    My advisories were ...
    1. First Aid Kit out of date .... not paying for one of those thanks... thats what ambulances are for No? :):)

    2. Having stupidly pushed too hard (waxing her in a hurry) on one rear Parktronic sensor, its come unclipped. :(
    Yes it still works accurately (tested with a dustbin) and is fairly securely slid into the mounting clip groove, and the clip on the bumper is solid :), its just not finally "snapped in" the last 1.5 mm. So looks slightly recessed. It does seem to work accurately, as far as I can tell, but probably not so well on corners.
    I would hate to pay £100s to remove a bumper; just for someone to give it a firm push! (Probably unreasonably skinflint of me).

    I can just about reach it from under the bumper and push lightly ... but not hard enough to click in.

    So I mentioned it to them, to see if they (without spending a load of time), could push it that last mm or two to snap it in, when it was on the ramp.
    Result :-
    "Technician unable to clip in one rear sensor. Requires rear bumper to be removed" :(

    I am Pleased there nothing major wrong or "big" service-wise outstanding i.e. All up to date.
    And happy with the cost.

    But now need to find a way, maybe build a right angled "pusher" to snap it in.

    Hmmm failing that I wonder how much time it takes to remove the rear bumper? :(:(
     
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    peterws1957 Senior Member

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    Had to laugh a bit at no. 1. Good idea re. right angle pusher- alternatively one of the tricky tools used by Dentmaster and their ilk might do the job.
    It's good to hear a "feel good" story about a dealer now and then. Inchcape seem to have done their job on the recent big service on the CL except when child no. 2 picked it up and drove back to his house he rang to say that the start/stop button was missing! The tech had apparently forgotten to put it back on, left it on the dash and it had dropped into a vent. Easily retrieved but a touch annoying.
     
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    Go for the glue trick on a dent puller. Will work a treat.
     
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    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    Thanks
    Made me smile bandages "past their sell by date" :)
    Good thoughts on dent master tools.
    Actually if dent-master specialist can iron out a crease in sheet steel, often said n very difficult places, this should be easy peasy for on of thrn just to apply pressure on a sensor ... all of 10 mins ...
    If I dont succeed quickly , I will try them ... £20 cash for 5 mins? :)
     
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    Thanks another good idea my only concern is ... could it pull thr round cap off?
     
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    Did you contact the guy I sent the details in respect of your wife's dinged A Class? He'll sort your sensor for you, probably whilst he looks at the A class and for a cuppa.
     
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    Sub, Phil @ Welwyn charged me £120 for front bumper remove and replace. 2 hours labour. Rear bumper is easier as only 5-6 bolts and no plumbing involved.
     
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    I don't think the plumbing is attached to the bumper.
     
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    The headlamp wash plumbing is held inside the front bumper and there are some clips etc. Point I.S the front bumper is more difficult to remove than the rear.
     
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    Oh. On the 210 the bumper was separate from the plumbing. In fact the headlamp washers would still have worked with the bumper off.

    But as you say the rear bumper is easier. Off and on in less than 30 minutes I'd have thought (plus 24 hours on forum asking about it).
     
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    I snorted my tea out my nose at that last bit.
     
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    Is that what tea does? Don't touch the stuff myself :cool:
     
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    I did have you pegged for a triple skinny mochachoccalatte halfcaff double decaff with a twist of lemon type ;)
     
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    I am surprised you can live with yourself with out of date bandages and a pushed in parking sensor, it would be nawing away at me by now to fix
     
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    This has just inspired me to check my first aid kits. Both out of date. I won’t be able to sleep now. Down to Boots in the morning for new plasters!
     
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    This has properly ruined my evening as all of the first aid kits in my cars are out of date.

    1. I need to get some OEM plasters, sharp-ish.
    2. At least no-one's died in any of them, probably?
    2a. But I can't rule that out as there no defib.
     
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    Get some Mr Bump ones for the kids
     
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    Peppa ****** Pig!
     

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