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mike102

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Dear Members.
Though iv'e own my Mercedes for over six months now i still consider myself as a Newbie to these fabulous cars.
My biggest problem really is i have little or no one to make comparisons with when it comes to car performance.
What i mean is i'm driving about, thinking and hoping the car is running at peak performance, but how would i know, For all i know the car could be sluggish, acceleration could be better, is my fuel consumption correct, 0 to 60, what's the stats on that one. I understand my car is a good nineteen years old and that it has seen a good 145,000 K, so would i be expecting too much, or is their plenty of life in her so as to give it a good run at high speed.
Or should i take it's age into consideration and play it safe.
I don't have a knowledge of it's past and whilst driving i think to myself, should i take a bend gently coz of the suspension, Should i not accelerate to sharply coz of the pistons, you know things like that because you can't but help think of the age and like ourselves we start to fall apart with age.
Anyone out their to reasure and give me some confidence would be well recieved.
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Mike --whatever else you do take it easy on that road down to Polperro--!!
Give if it an oil and filtre change and just drive it- and enjoy it ?
 
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Thanks teddycatkin.
Me thinks your a local lad.
And thanks for your response, perhaps i'm over worried and like you say drive and enjoy it. I like your way of thinking.
Mike.
 

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That was the age when merc built cars to real standards, built to last forever!

Stop worrying about it, she a proper merc!

You pulled out the meet this weekend if im correct, if not i will give it a looky over for you!
 
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Thanks SAM/UNIT If i could or can, I'd try and skive off work for Sunday just for a once over from you, The car i mean!!.
But seriously, Yeh it would put my mind at ease.
Hopefully, see you at Jamaica Inn.
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Wrong Mikey--I will keep my ID hidden--but I know those Jagger ways-stop yer mitherin lover get e down to the Old Jamakee.
 
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teddycatkin.
Be their dreckly.
If Poss.
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Mike,,there is a big difference in thrashing a car and driving fast with fun.

We have auto boxes so the car is always in the right gear at the right time.

If you floor it all day long, then you get wear on all of the drive components, brakes and suspension.

Drive it fast but not up to the max revs, keep it running light, fore sight weighing up the situation further down the road allows you to back off.

The engineering on these care is very good, so you do not have to nurse it, use the kick down, wind it up now and then, just do not thrash it. Nothing will fail that would not have failed by nursing it, it will perform better with a little spirited driving.
 
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SAM/UNIT.
(Dropping a few local ales), I like the sound of that, very tempting is Saturday night.
Here's hoping.
Mike.
PS. Dreckly, Meaning " On Cornish Time." "Il'l get their, When i get their"
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Thanks for that, Il'l take that on board.
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SAM/UNIT.
(Dropping a few local ales), I like the sound of that, very tempting is Saturday night.
Here's hoping.
Mike.
PS. Dreckly, Meaning " On Cornish Time." "Il'l get their, When i get their"
Regards.

Well of course, i knew that Mike:shock:
 
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SAM/UNIT.
Course you did.
Hope i can make it Saturday night, See what i can do.
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SAM/UNIT.
Don't know, Could be right!!!
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Dear All above.
Even if i can't make the weekend, I'd just like to give a thankyou for the onging support that i get from this friendly forum, But really would like to meet up.
See what i can do.
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Nice one Mike, no one other than myself has confirmed if they are staying the night before so its just a guess at this time!!
 
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SAM/UNIT.
Ok my friend, If you get a heads up on anything please let me know.
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I am staying over night to haunt some members and mess up their night :lol::evil::evil:
 


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