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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by peternutkins, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. peternutkins

    peternutkins Member

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    Hi

    After 30 years of running Peugeot/Citroens I have just bought my first Mercedes and so need a source of information - being purely selfish.

    My vehicle of choice is a c220 cdi w203 estate - - - manual! I paid very little money for it and like it immensely especially the fuel consumption, but I do have a problem which I will post in the appropriate place.

    I am an ex TV engineer (50 years in the trade) and live in Dorset.

    Peter
     
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    Welcome I'm a newbie too and I have just bought a C220 CDi coupe.
     
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    peternutkins

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    Hi Alan

    Mine is an estate with a 6 speed manual box. Very pleased with it so far especially the 60 mpg I got coming back from Bristol on my first outing. It does of course have a few problems which I am at present investigating.

    Peter
     
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    Welcome.... manual wot on earth does that mean?
     
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    Welcome buddy :D
     
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    peternutkins

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    Thanks for the welcome. Manual means more mpg and if the gearbox fails it doesn't write the car off. I know MB auto boxes are more reliable than the average but I have driven manuals since 1956 so why change now?

    Peter
     
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    Welcome Peter. My daily drive is manual (Peugeot 206) but Mercedes make such lovely automatics, stick shift is a little unusual. Each to his own of course, and glad you like your Merc. There's huge enthusiasm for the marque and some of the folk here have knowledge and expertise and they share it freely.
     
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    Whoa another Television..?!?!!!!
     
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    peternutkins

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    McDonald. Thanks, my income dictates that I run a manual, economy and the improved DIY aspect.

    Craig. Lots of us about, all made redundant at the turn of the century.

    Peter
     
  10. AMGeed

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    Welcome to the forum Peter.
    Another Dorset resident here too.
    There is a good MB independant garage in Poole should you need one for any jobs you can't do yourself. Far cheaper than using the main dealer in Poole.
    https://www.star-tech.co.uk/
     
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    Peter, sorry, I was taking liberties. We used to to have a long standing member here- now sadly missed- with the username of Television who was an ex TV engineer.
     
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    Don't worry I don't take offence. There are only a couple of engineers covering the whole of the west country for John Lewis, its a dying or nearly dead trade now.

    Peter
     
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    Welcome!

    I once had a C220 CDI sports coupe, with the 6 speed manual. It was absolutely great, best I got was 72mpg!
     
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    peternutkins

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    Thanks. That sounds promising, I was getting 60mpg from my Peugeot 406 (can I mention that here?) 63mpg from the cdi with a duff thermostat so I am hoping for great things.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Peter, welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Welcome, used to live in Blandford in the 70's when I was in the army (Signals).
    Before joining the army I was a TV engineer.
     
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    Hi Peter and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Thank you all for your very warm welcome and the info given on my first mechanical post. Forget to mention in my first post here I'm also a radio ham - so something else to laugh at.

    Peter
     
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    Theres quite a good one in Bristol too if he's passing regular....;);)
     
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