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Just purchased new disc's, sensors & pads for the front of the "55" from Warrington MB dealer - Totsl cost inc VAT £400.
 

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I paid £100 for zimmerman OE disc from my normal parts supplier
 

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Havent amg got massive discs that are model specific ie they are ****** expensive?

Discs and pads for wifes w203 c320 £102, for my E430 which are bigger than std e class but smaller than e55 were £130 ish both non oe.

Iirc mb oe e55 2 part discs copies one piece as per std cars


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I recently had front discs/pads and rear pads fitted by local MB dealer - total cost - a few pennies short of £500 !!!
 

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I recently had front discs/pads and rear pads fitted by local MB dealer - total cost - a few pennies short of £500 !!!

Ouch thats 6 months pension gone for me:(
 

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That's what I was thinking - All I have to do now is fit them. not forgetting to disconnect the batteries.

You don't have to do that do you - you can just remember not to open the door(s).
 
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You don't have to do that do you - you can just remember not to open the door(s).


I'm not sure about that as I've walked down my drive unlocked the car on the remote and the pumps kicked in before I've opened the door.
 

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I have heard ollie say that you do not open a door to wake the car up, but just back to last weekend my SBC just started up out of the blue and ran for some time, so I do not think that I would trust it either
 

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Just been quoted £300 including MB parts to do the front discs and pads on the CLK55... The dealer wanted £420.
 

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Just been quoted £300 including MB parts to do the front discs and pads on the CLK55... The dealer wanted £420.

You cant grumble at that price :D
 

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One of my disc was a pig to get off, I was hitting it with a 2 lb hammer for ages, my garage friend just popped in went to his van got a 4lb hammer and one swipe and it was off
 
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One of my disc was a pig to get off, I was hitting it with a 2 lb hammer for ages, my garage friend just popped in went to his van got a 4lb hammer and one swipe and it was off

4lb we're in the realms of lump & sledge hammers - precision engineering at it's best.
 

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One of my old Xr4s i had to use a grinder to remove a disk! that was only spost to be a 15 min job, took over a hour in the end!!
 

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4lb we're in the realms of lump & sledge hammers - precision engineering at it's best.

At least the old disc is scrap anyway always better to lower the wishbone down onto a stand or something solid, this takes all of the bounce out when hitting it, one good hit if you are lucky. Clean the hub well, picture 1 and spray up the disc, they look so nice, and it last. High temp aerosol and wipe it off the disc surface pic 2
 

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Just been quoted £300 including MB parts to do the front discs and pads on the CLK55... The dealer wanted £420.

Final cost was £344 including VAT...
 


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