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    VARIO help

    Hello all, i have a Vario 614d, with a propshaft joint MOT failure. Does anyone know anyone breaking one or have a propshaft. I've ordered a joint kit from Germany, but am a little worried about whether it will be correct. I'm sure I'm just worrying, but i need a back up plan, as i need to...
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    SLK 171 2009 (UK)- "Close Boot Separator Error"

    Hi all, I have an SLK 2009 (171) UK spec 1.8 Kompressor that has recently been giving me a "Close Boot Separator" error when trying to operate the vario roof. I have checked that the separator does close and latch correctly, which it does. The ONLY thing i've noticed is that the separator is...
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    R230 Vario Roof Problem

    Hello Everyone, As I am new to the Forum and this is my first post and forgive me if it is not posted correctly. I am the proud owner of an R230 (2003, 5 litre) and the Vario Roof has developed a problem, when I operate the roof, the boot opens about 100mm (4" to the unconverted) and then...
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    Vario 814D fuel draining back

    Hi all, I have a worsening fuel delivery problem when starting (OM904L engine). It seemingly began when I was parked on any sort of incline, altho that could be a red herring. The fuel gauge would suddenly show reserve even if there was fuel in the tank and it would take probably 10 to 20...
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    Verio 614D/814D Rear axle differential ratios

    Hi, I've just bought our family camper conversion project bus! It's a 2004 Vario 614D 4250cc/140ps minibus. It's an ex-disabled passenger vehicle and as such was fitted with a town-ratio rear axle, or low ratio diff. It's no good for long journeys/touring and motorways are almost painful! She...
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    1995 Merc Vario 814D - Electrical diagram

    Hi everyone I'm new to this forum and own a 95/96' Mercedes Vario 814D recovery truck. I am in desperate need of a wiring diagram as I'm having some after market lights fitted. Additionally for some unknown reason the full beam has stopped working and the fuses are all fine. Would...
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    Vario 814D 2001 Drive Train Vibration Problems

    2001 Vario 814D drive train vibration problems. The vehicle referred to is a 2001 low mileage, circa 100,000 miles extra LWB Vario 814D in the throws of being converted into a motorhome. I am being quite fastidious with the conversion and naturally with its mechanical condition too. It is/was...
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    Dropping in to say hello

    Have been looking around the forum for a couple of weeks now on and off. Thought I'd better get my coat off and say hello! All the advice is great. I can see being an old SLK owner is a labour of love. First problem solved was intermittent ESP/ BAS light. Turned out to be dying pre CAT. O2...
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    1998 SLK 230 Roof not opening

    Hi not sure if my question has been answered sonehwere else. My 1998 SLK 230 roof worked perfectly for 3 years, put it away in damp garage for 6 months, now just light flashing on console. Checked the 3 boot switches, all fine, roller blind is up. tried to release the allen bolt in roof but when...
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    2002 Vario 814D - Air suspension fault

    Hello everybody, We have just purchased a 2002 Vario 814D Ex-Library van fitted with air suspension on the rear axle. 200 miles into ownership it has developed and interesting fault.:confused: When stationary, with the engine running, the rear of the vehicle is raising and lowering...
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    R170 Vario Roof Problem...

    Hello all, Just had my 170 1999 230SLK in at a recommended independent Mercedes specialist to resolve an issue. Basically when you press the switch, the light flashes but nothing happens at all - no whirring no movement of anything no nothing. The garage found some stored faults and...

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