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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. sl500amgsport

    sl500amgsport Senior Member

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    I didn't she is just finding a nice quiet spot to hide

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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  2. neeklaus

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    Tested the SL’s marathon capabilities by adding 1100 miles to the clock across france to Italy. Stopping at the step-family in provence en route. Got a chance to try out the abc ride height function riding up a dusty, rocky track. All worked very nicely indeed and no problems with the car whatsoever :)

    that is until the morning after arriving at our destination. I got a red dash warning saying ‘ABC stop car too low‘. My heart sank. Pressed the ride height button a couple of times and that seemed to sort it.

    I wonder if it was caused by parking the car on an incline, after such a long journey? I had used the ride height function at the very end of our trip to get up the drive, stopped, reset ride height to normal, switched off.

    It’s still parked on an incline and when we went to the shops yesterday it was running as normal - no errors...

    Praying it was just a glitch in the matrix and nothing else!

    Otherwise things over here on the continent seem quite like the UK. Southern France seemed much more relaxed - people hanging out as if there was no virus. Italy seems a bit more cautious.
     
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  3. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Just a thought.....do you park with your front wheels straight?
     
  4. s5tuart

    s5tuart Senior Member

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    Perhaps if the lowering the height again hadn’t quite finished when you switched off, that might have caused the error?
     
  5. neeklaus

    neeklaus Senior Member

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    Yes
     
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  6. neeklaus

    neeklaus Senior Member

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    I did give it a few moments after lowering. But perhaps that wasn’t enough...
     
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  7. JBell

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    AJD Senior Member

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    They were close to writing that off then. Is it 50% to make it a write off ? :confused:

    That is one heck of a lot of money for the repair though. Another contributory factor as to why premiums are so high :(
     
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  9. JBell

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    I was told 66.6% is the write off point.

    That is just the estimate, they haven't even taken the bumper off yet!!!!!

    Costs I know of so far:

    Courtesy car delivered from London - 19' plate BMW 520i £500 per week plus delivery and collection - we are now into week 2 so I take it as over £1500 in rental costs

    Low loader to take my car to Plymouth as it is classed as not roadworthy £100 each way

    Accident management company to deal with it all as my insurance company have no local bodyshops £££££££££

    Staggering to see what the costs are and exactly why our insurance is so high
     
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  10. Jimbo1959

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    I hate Marmite but, I love that car, those wheels just make it look stunning :D they really suit it. :D
     
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    What you saying about where I live????????? :p
     
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    keefysher Senior Member

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    It's damp??? :rolleyes::geek::D
     
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  13. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle Senior Member

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    Just dropped the SLK down to the village garage, my efforts to fit the (genuine MB) mud flaps - and I only tried one rear - were totally unsuccessful and completely knackering, so I've given him the job!
     
  14. pillow

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    Yesterday I had a detailer out for paint correction. Old black car, lots of swirls.. basically the perfect candidate.

    Anyway, the outcome is ridiculously good. The car needed it.

    Although I did it a few weeks ago I didn't post about it, threw the AMG styled bumpers and sideskirts on.

    Not bad for near 13 years and 120k miles.

    Just the mufflers and tips to do now.
     

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  15. Wighty

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    What did that cost if you don’t mind me asking . Lovely looking car by the way , looks 3 years old
     
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    It was £260. The bumpers and skirt didn't need any correction as they were only painted about 6 weeks ago so he said it was a bit cheaper than it would normally be for a large car.

    He arrived at 9 and left at about half 6, the entire day he was on the go. Unbelievable work.

    If anyone has an older car then this has to be the most cost effective way of getting it looking amazing again. Especially if it is of a darker metallic colour.
     
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  17. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    That is a seriously good price , wish you had some before pics :D
     
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    He took plenty to put on his FB and Instagram pages so I'll grab them when he posts. :cool:
     
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  19. John Laidlaw

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    real value in paint correction, superb...
    What coating are you going with?
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    At the moment he is just dribbling over it :rolleyes: :D:D:D
     

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