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How much for a replacement alloy?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by alexander1954, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. alexander1954

    alexander1954 Senior Member

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    So the E220d estate has gone in to main dealers for ‘B’ service - £750 plus - and the call at 4.45 was not to say it was ready but that the front left alloy was cracked and the replacement would be £___?

    The courtesy car is a nice little ‘C’ class

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    flowrider Senior Member

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    If I were you I would look on ebay for a replacement, MB will be big bucks :(
     
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    Can’t you just get it welded ?


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    alexander1954 Senior Member

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    Could probably get it welded but if it went wrong & one of the grandchildren was hurt I would regret it
     
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    It would be fine if prepped and welded correctly
    I’ve welded loads in my time


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    About £220?
     
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    Look up Alloy wheel repair/ refurbish near you on the net.

    I had an alloy welded, drove it for two years no issues before I sold it.

    Will be about £50 ish..
     
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    What area do you live ?


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    Are you letting the grand kids weld it.

    As a side. A weld will be stronger than anything.
     
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    It has a year to go on a pcp - will Mercedes take it back without financial penalty if it has weld?
     
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    Where’s as it cracked ?
    Do you have a photo you can post ?
    I’m in Salford if you get it to me I will weld it for you for free
    Just would like to see it first and a will let you know if it can be welded


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    Why would you tell MB? :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi Emilys Dad
    Here is a link to the video which shows the crack https://video.citnow.com/vtfMBN50Cjd
    If it works - grateful for your assessment.
    In terms of telling MB - the car is serviced there and I imagine the staff will check the notes before beginning negotiation on my returning the car in a year - apparently I will have to sign a disclaimer if I drive it away tomorrow without a replacement alloy as they deem it unsafe - it has failed the MOT
     
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    Sorry .... didn't read your initial post properly :oops:

    And as they say, that tyre is fubar'd ;)

    I'm not sure over welding .... & I can weld ally ... I think I'd look for a second hand rim
     
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    The MOT is due 30th March according to Gov website and there is no fail listed on there as yet so they have not done it yet. Take it to a specialist and get it repaired and the tyre replaced or look for a secondhand one. You might have been driving round with that damage for months. Try this geezer in Chorley

    The rim and tyre damage looks like pretty standard damage caused by straddling a speed bump which has split the rim and pinched the tyre.
     
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    MB would weld it I would suspect if it was their car...

    And if you but a second hand alloy, it may have been welded anyway.
     
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    I don't understand what it means to 'straddle' speed bumps. How should I avoid doing this?
     

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