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    M104 fast rattle/clicking under high load

    My e280 s124 generally runs very smoothly. I've put 500 miles on it since I first noticed this issue, without incident. However, there's a peculiar noise that emerges only above 4k RPM and at full (or nearly full) throttle. It's a rapid clicking or maybe rattling sound. It sounds like it could...
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    Help Needed - W124 Starting Issues

    Hi all, I'm hoping that somewhere within this pool of knowledge, there might be an answer, or at least a clue to point towards the root of my problems. I've got a 1996 W124 E280, with 200,000 miles on the clock. I've had it for two years and in many ways it's been great, but has had some...
  3. ptruswell

    W211 E280 Estate: rear air-suspension

    Please can other owners advise... My 15-year-old W211 estate is showing it's age in body and, more importantly and potentially costly, in the rear air-suspension department... My mechanic in Macclesfield (Cheshire) advises me that the so-called 'air bag' units that are used instead of...
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    W211 E280 OM642.920 Torque settings for drive belt tensioner and pulleys

    Good morning folks I have searched high and low and cannot get a definitive set of torque values for the three bolts holding my drive belt tensioner and two idler pulleys. Most of the forums show a tensioner with two bolts, but mine only has one bolt; please see the attached diagram from my...
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    Noise from Automatic Transmission on W211 E280 Saloon (2005)

    I'm hearing a low whine from the transmission that, gear-by-gear (automatic), raises in pitch as the car accelerates. The car's done around 110,000 miles. Can anyone advise what the problem is likely to be? Thanks, Peter
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    Interior Lights and Parktronic System Faults

    Hi. Just bought an E280 last week, the 2006 facelift model and have a few issues to sort out. Got it at a decent price so can't complain really. Electrics wise I have two problems, any suggestions would be much appreciated. The interior roof lights don't work at all, ambient, reading, normal...
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    W211 Tyres

    Hi. Looking for recommendations for tyres for an 2006 E280. Just bought the car last week and drove it in the rain for the first time today, it was scary on roundabouts even at very low speeds (unless you really enjoy losing grip obviously, my wife didn't appreciate it much!) the tyres fitted...
  8. JensH

    W124 '95 E280 4-Speed Auto Est, Gearbox

    Hi all, No major posts for a while, because I've had no issues with the car for a good 4-5k miles. Could any members, though, advise as to whether I should take action on the following: On Wednesday 30/12/15 on a short local trip, I experienced what appeared to noticeable slippage in...
  9. JensH

    W124 '95 E280, New Radiator, A/C, Coolant issues...

    Hi all, I had a new (Behr) radiator fitted about 3 weeks ago. No apparent cooling system problems until this week-end. After the visit to the workshop, though, I found that the aircon (Diavia, dealer fitted) had stopped working. The compressor would not switch on. I had for some time...
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    E280.... To buy or not to buy

    Hi everyone, I am currently the owner of a BMW 530D.....no nasty comments please.....I have a chance of an E280, looks in excellent condition for a 55 plate, just one problem is the mileage 185,000. At £3750 this would appear to be a bargain, but is the mileage a major concern? Also, how does...
  11. JensH

    W124 E280 4 Spd Auto (Est), Cruise Control

    Mornin' all, Cruise control on my car has been U/S, since I got it back in October. It is next on my list to restore to working order. I will then only have 3 main issues, apart from a list of largely cosmetic cabin and trim parts, which I'll do gradually, (1) o/s heating & A/C issues (prob...
  12. JensH

    W124 E280 4 Speed Auto (Estate) - Fuel Consumption?

    Hi all, I have a '95 model with 135k on the clock. Generally good condition. I have poor fuel consumption. Over about 1,300 miles I am getting this (mpg (UK Imperial)): Average: 18.73 Best: 20.75 Worst: 15:55 (although that was before a full maintenance service) The MB data in the...
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    Looking at buying a E280 Estate - 55 plate

    Hi, Ive seen an E280 3.0 diesel estate (55 plate) that I'm considering buying for the wife and wondered if anyone could please give me some pointers on what to look out for, eg. any particular faults or expensive items that could go wrong, apart from the usual things to check when buying a...
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    E280 2007 Command Centre Removal?

    Hi, I own a E280 CDI Estate 2007 and seem to have an intermittent fault with a nokia Bluetooth device (power goes on and off) that was installed before i purchased the car. I suspect that there is a loose connection behind the dash/command centre however i have as of yet been unable to get...
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    1998 e280 starter/ignition problem

    Hi all , recently purchased an 1998 e280 elegance, have started having problems with the keyfobs not starting the car. After reading forums I have replaced the batteries in the key fobs , both of them , I have one fob that will unlock the car boot etc, and one that will start the car but...
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    Hi to all, looking for advice.

    Hi to all, as a long time admirer of the Mercedes i am looking at buying one for the first time and would appreciate some input from you guys. I have looked at a E280 Avantgarde Petrol. It is on a W Plate and has apparently only done 53000, fsh etc. It is a lovely looking car, has a couple of...
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