First week of ownership advice please

C

Celtic pride

Guest
Since early last week I have a Jasper Blue CLK 200, 60k auto with 18 inch AMG (?) wheels - I'm delighted and it looks stunning. Performance seems adequate and economy better than expected.

According to the Russion MB owners club spec it has pre heating (which it doesn't) and lowered seats (why?)

I would appreciate some advice though:

1. It's got the dreaded Valeo rad - how does this affect the gearbox if there is a problem? As it has been OK for 60k miles will it last or am i in the "lap of the gods?

2. I wish to fit my Harmon Kardon Drive and Play to use my Ipod (the kit is down to £40 in Hlafords - I paid a lot more for mione 5 years ago). I'm loohking for a blanking plate for the cubby below my Audio 10 system to fix the HK to - anyone with any ideas?
 

SQ_W211

Active Senior Members
Joined
Jul 12, 2008
Messages
2,139
Reaction score
0
Location
UK
Your Mercedes
W219 CLS55 AMG
Welcome to forum.

I believe they might have had the spec recognized in correctly. Lowered seats it should have, Try to move the side adjustment button up/down and see if the seats move up or down. I have this facility on mine and its a reall treat as i hate to be sitting high up when driving.

With regards to Valeo Rad, that is unfortunate and you should get it checked and if possible have it replaced as it could cost you a new gearbox.

you can buy the blanking plates from halfords, i believe Auto leads do them in black which will colour match the car as well.

Its a lovely car and i do hope you enjoy it. What spec have you got, Elegence/Sport or Avangarde?
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
The rad should it fail will cause a humming droning sound when pulling in at arounf 1600-2000 rpm.

The is a firm in Ireland that was selling new rads at £200
 


As a member of ourMercedes Owners' club, you will enjoy numerous savings on an expanding range of services including, Insurance, Parts and Servicing, RAC Membership plus much more.MBOmembers can save around £200.00 a year. You can join from as little as £30.00 and start to enjoy these savings immediately. You receive our monthly magazine and free classified ads when you decide to trade up a model.
Top Bottom