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Discussion in 'MBO, our Mercedes club' started by Phase, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Phase

    Phase New Member

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    Your Mercedes:
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    Hi all, names Phase for Manchester, Just bought an 56 E280 Elegance 3.0 auto diesel, pick it up in a week.
    Looking forward to reviewing DIY's to enhance what seems to be an already great car.

    Cheers Phase :)
     

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  2. Devonian

    Devonian Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome. Looks a lovely car :)
     
  3. JEZ.S320L

    JEZ.S320L Active Senior Members

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    Lincoln Navigator and a S320L Business Edition
    Hello and welcome fellow Manc..!!

    If there's anything you want to know, just ask me. I won't have a clue what the answer is - but just ask anyway.! :p
     
  4. paul hayward

    paul hayward Senior Member

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    all MB sold..V70R now ;-)
  5. s500colin

    s500colin Senior Member

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    S500/2001/5L And Toyota Landcruiser 50th Anniversary Ltd Edition 4.7L
    Hello and Welcome from me too
     
  6. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    Good morning and welcome :D:D
     
  7. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    1995 W124 320TE, 1998 R129 SL500, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
    Hello and welcome to another from oop north. If you need any help from an indie look no further than SPR Autos in Stockport. Also MBTech at Warrington are very good but a little further away.
     
  8. Mic

    Mic Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome

    Mic
     
  9. Blobcat

    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hi and welcome
     
  10. brick10

    brick10 Guest

    Hi and welcome,nice car.
     
  11. dizzy lizzy

    dizzy lizzy Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome from the resident domestic engineer
     
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    Phase

    Phase New Member

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    Cheers

    Thanks for the warm welcomes, look forward to using the forums and thanks for the local garage info.:D
     
  13. DSB SL AMG

    DSB SL AMG Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome....i also use MBTech in Warrington for all my cars...good guys!
     
  14. JEZ.S320L

    JEZ.S320L Active Senior Members

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    The Main Dealer near me is very good too - only 49€ (£40) an hour. Sadly, a tad too far to travel to. Ah well. :D
     
  15. tighthead

    tighthead New Member

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    Hi All
    Another newbie here. Had my E280 for a couple of months now and love it. Have already cleaned it more times than i cleaned my old mondeo in ten years. The neighbours have all noticed and made the usual comments.
    I had wanted one for years and after another old workmate went down with the big c the wife and kids said GET IT NOW so i did and i am so glad i did.
     
  16. FirstE220

    FirstE220 Member

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    Rover75,Daf,Land Rover,Lada&Moskvich(From RUSSIA With Love), Astra,Diplomat,Mondeo,Merc E220 CDi
    My heart just lost lots of beats............

    :( My heart has just passed my groin to my feet.
    My money worries have vanished ( Have no money now what I think is wrong with my E220).
    I NEED HELP PLEASE................
    I just started my Year 2000 E220 CDI CLASSIC Saloon Auto Diesel, 115220 miles, just to check it out, as I have not used it for a week.
    All was well stated ok, after about 10 minutes I heard a sort of clicking sound like a loose drive belt pulley.
    Bonnet up, all ok belt not loose, clicking sound still there.
    Thought I start the air con as I have not used it for 3 month.
    That’s ok, then........ all of sudden engine made a grunting sound slowing from normal tickover and smoke coming from the underneath at the back looking from the front of the engine right hand side.
    I immediately turned engine off. Smoke still coming from underneath of engine, smell was like electrical and very noticeable. Torch no good to see where smoke coming from.
    Let engine cool down a little, after 10 minutes tried to start engine. No start engine turned but very slow with should I have never hear before, no start, tried 3 times no start
    That was it. Car in drive, locked gearbox, no start engine no get out of park position to move car.
    WHAT CAN THE PROBLEM BE.....I ASK YOU ALL......
    If it is the Autobox is it worth changing or scrap car.
    I await your feedback PLEASE...........
    A VERY UNHAPPY MERK USER.
     
  17. rpe2

    rpe2 Senior Member

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    Turbo, alternator? Just guessing, have a look in the daylight before panicking- could be something trivial.
     
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