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What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Mercedes-2010, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

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    just a light clean for the big fella this morning , ready for a good valet as soon as weather allows
     
  2. rexemper

    rexemper Senior Member

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    R230 SL500 - oh yeah!
    Boot lid struts arrived - new ones installed. First time I've done anything 'technical' to the SL so quite pleased with myself.

    Read the advice posts first and propped up the boot lid - glad I did as it drops as soon as you remove one side.

    Probably spent longer getting into the package and then testing it all than actually removing the old ones and installing the new ones!

    Goes up and stays up now!
     
  3. s5tuart

    s5tuart Senior Member

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    Took mine to the local Indy to repair the passenger door window that won't close all the way up! It was icy one morning last week and I didn't de-ice the window properly before opening the door. One crunching noise later and he thinks my controller is kaput! :(
     
  4. SteveX

    SteveX Senior Member

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    Cleaned and protected the hood, fitted a door control unit, picked up a new key and washed her :)
     
  5. Rotorhead500

    Rotorhead500 Senior Member

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    And now... a C63!
    Got the winter wobblers on it today.

    Get your shorts & t-shirts out team!!!
     
  6. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Senior Member

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    Properly reinstalled & secured the Bose amp and CD player in the cradle, refitted boot lining and topped up the spare fuses in the toolkit.

    (Hadn't finished due to having injection in left elbow for tennis elbow on Friday - and it's been pretty useless until today!)
     
  7. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    2002 SL55 AMG, 2003 SL500
    Broke it already :(

    [​IMG]

    Looks like this is top priority :rolleyes:
     
  8. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    There's a small bracket on the rear of the handle spindle that breaks, cheap and a easy fix once door trim is off.......
     
  9. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    Will I need the part first to fix it or can it be modify with anything?
     
  10. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    You will need the part, it's cheap as chips, less than a tenner from MB.....
     
  11. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    Thanks Cole, I'll be able to order that along with the glove box catch tomorrow.
     
  12. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    Washed it by hand, flooded heaps of water over the rear screen and boot area and no sign of water getting in......Relief :D

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  13. Rotorhead500

    Rotorhead500 Senior Member

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    And now... a C63!
    Got it dirty.

    Although feeling a bit smug as it is now actually snowing!
     
  14. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    She's a beauty. Love the wheels...but I would.;)
     
  15. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    When I viewed the car it was raining, when we collected it is was a miserable wet murky day so I never got a real good look at the body paint. After hand washing it (with shampoo) I am very pleased to say there is not a mark on the paint, only one wheel arch with about 2" strip of flacking paint. I am afraid this will be dealt with before the SL500's wheel arches ;)
     
  16. rexemper

    rexemper Senior Member

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    She is indeed a beauty! Looks lovely and clean and gleaming.

    Great wheels.

    Good news about the boot seals too.
     
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  17. SteveX

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    Had new back and bum warmers fitted, also took the carpets out and gave them a shampoo / clean :)
     
  18. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    That sounds good, new back and bum warmers, we noticed last night that, only the back warmer is working on my car and the drivers seat doesn't seem to work at all, is it a DIY job?

    Peter
     
  19. alexanderfoti

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    Drove it in the snow, that was fun!! :)
     
  20. C350Carl

    C350Carl Senior Member

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    ;)

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