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Tow the w211 E320cdi or lift?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by IceBoy, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. IceBoy

    IceBoy Senior Member

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    Hi All,

    Happy New Year!

    I have my car booked into my local specialist - Star Motors in Reading for tomorrow.

    However the car is now stuck in 2nd gear and the engine management light is on.

    I will call the AA tomorrow and they will then take me to my destination (even from my drive, I hope - I have home start)

    Question, will they lift my car there or tow it?

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    Lift it. Low loader.
     
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    tell them the car has been lowered and will not go on a tow trailer and that it needs a flat bed. Not a fan of towing as I think it can put stress onto the frame/chassis etc. Be firm with them. Tell them no point sending someone out to try to fix and that it needs a recovery.
     
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    How far does it have to go?
     
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    approx 10 miles.
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    IceBoy

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    I guess a lowloader is the van when you drive on right?

    If so that should be fine, I think?

    The car is in 2nd gear.

    Damn! The car would normally get stuck and I could switch it off and on and then be fine!

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    automatic cars and towing is a big no. It'll go onto a flat bed. Three times my E class broke down flat beds came to the rescue....
     
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    That will be fine for a tow.
     
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    A 10 mile trip to the garage won't do any harm.
     
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    They'll still flat bed it I reckon.
     
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    I would say lift auto and rwd isn't really a tow ( unless nothing else possible) , but you will probably have the try and fix it carry on, the 2 occasions my lotus Elise has broken down ( radiator and hgf) the still send the repair van as it needs to be confirmed...queue bloke arriving having already phoned for the lad with the recovery vehicle :)
     
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    depends how far & how fast. ;)
    My hand book says a max of [STRIKE]50km[/STRIKE] 30miles at a max speed of [STRIKE]50kph[/STRIKE] 30mph :) (Similar for my vauxhall)
     
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    Exactly, you can tow for 30 miles at 30mph and all fine, they will probably lift it on a flat bed
     
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    flatbed job takes all the risk and stress out of the picture....you will probably still get a van sent round to check though......when i called the RAC to say the cambelt had snapped and also lost all the power steering fluid all over the M27 they still sent a van out...RAC guy to one look at it and said better get a truck:lol:...he thought it was daft too but said he wasnt busy:lol:
     

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