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What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Mercedes-2010, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Senior Member

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    That's the good bit about having a smaller pulley, you can still use it for the lighter stuff and put the heavier items in the tumble drier. The only maintenance required is the occasional pulley rope replacement.

    Swmbo is also neither electrically or mechanically minded or sympathetic either, thankfully there's less to break on the old fashioned system. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    You can't beat a good old Victorian pulley. Got one in the utility room that smacks me in the face when t'other half leaves it halfway down and I come in from the garage. I don't think she does it on purpose.....
     
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    You won't see my face in your ends I can assure you :eek::D
     
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    Jimbo........:shock: :shock: :shock:........Get your over worked, under paid good sole down to mine, my list from my Missus is small, pity it might take you until all this lock down is over..........Oops lock down, gee's Jimbo I forgot myself for a second :oops:.........Never mind, you keep a stiff upper lip and SWMBO and the Lads will love you even more. xx :)
     
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    I once thought I would same time doing this and bought a special spray gun the do the job. Brilliant, got it done in no time at all, well pleased. Cleared up and put everything away. :)

    When I went indoors my wife just laughed, what is she laughing at I thought I have just done what she asked of me and that is all the thanks I get ??. Go and look in the mirror she said. Well, I had more Green Fencing Preservative than the fence did. :eek:

    Next stop was the shower and after that the dustbin. What a waste of money :D
     
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    Started mine after 10 days :) fired up with no issues. Top down to drop my son off :( then go grocery shopping :eek:
     
  8. daveenty

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    The 217's still stuck in the air in my little garage waiting for the paint to arrive so I can get the hubs finished off. It's all masked up and ready now but the paint won't be here till Wednesday unfortunately. :(

    Having said that, I don't suppose there's any rush at the moment in this current climate we're living in...

    Looking sorry for itself and in hiding: -

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    On a brighter note, I've got all the wheels ready to go back on, all cleaned, clayed and waxed: -

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    I've not dressed the tyres yet as I hate lifting them into place with that stuff all over them, so they won't get done till they're on the car and torqued up ready to go. :)
     
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    Wired a quick connect battery lead to the CLK’s terminals for easy charging during these lack of use times . I’ve got another 4ft cable that I intend to connect at some point to extend the battery quick connect to a point that is reachable from under the car .
    The idea being that if the battery went flat and I couldn’t get under the bonnet , I would be able to connect to my under car cable to charge it up . It’s a plan anyway
     
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    Just looked at it for a while.
     
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  11. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Looking good. I spotted my rusty discs on the 204 on the weekend. I need to replace them after cooking them at curborough, so I will have to be annoyed by their looks until we re-open :)
     
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    Roof down in the 170 this evening, in the boot , 2 bottom arms of my disco 3
     
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    Washed it, first wash in 2 months. I can finally get my Wellys back on again :D

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    Changed the CLK gearbox oil and filter (5g) . Probably took about 3 hours with a bit of tool prep either side . I had bourght a Mann filter and gasket kit for about £12 and some Fuchs ATF 4L for £28 , so a cheap job .
    I was about a year early in doing it , about 28k since the last filter change , but lockdown rules apply so more stuff gets done early :D
    Used my icarsoft for the 80degree gearbox temp to get the level right a la @Oldspanners .
    Quick test drive after and I’ve put the battery on charge using yesterday’s fitted charging fly lead .
    Boom !
     
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    I knew I’d read something about this recently. There was a post on t'other side about potential error problems caused by extending charger cables too much. I don’t have enough technical knowledge to comment but there’s bound to be an “expert” on here who will know.

    https://forums.mbclub.co.uk/threads/ctek-charger-lead-extending.259972/
     
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    At the moment the fly lead is a foot long , connecting to an unmolested Maypole charger . The 4ft extension I may put in will probably when I’m on a long Euro trip for a couple of weeks as a just in case , I doubt I will ever use it because I’m a regular lock luber :D
     
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    Any one would think you got nothing else to do Wighty :D
     
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    Managed to get the hubs painted on the S as the paint came a day early. :)

    Also managed to start with a good clean up on it though there's only so many times I can keep doing this as it's now getting boring. It would be a lot better if I could actually use it and get it grubby though that isn't going to be happening for a bit yet by the looks of how things are going.

    I may start another thread on the hub painting with a few pictures which will hopefully save clogging this one up. :)
     
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    What you do in your personal life is up to you :rolleyes:
     
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    I like to share buddy :rolleyes:
     

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