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General Car Chat / Windscreen polishing
« on: Yesterday at 22:34:23 »
The screen of my R Class has 100k miles & 10 years worth of loads of marks made more noticeable in bright sun. Has anyone ever had a screen polished? Did it work?
Windscreen do get replaced due to chips etc but so far .....  ::) mine's otherwise intact, plus I've heard tales of woe when trying to get auto lights & wipers sorted after replacement so am reluctant to replace it unless necessary.

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Omega General Help / Re: Brakes
« on: 26 May 2018, 20:16:54 »
As I understand it, you work your way back to the master from the furthest point ;)

Is that on a 3 or 4 channel ABS system?   ::)


it's on everything. Twice around the car is normally enough to get a decent pedal after fitting a new master cylinder or most of the brake pipes.

I just remember Haynes giving two orders of bleeding depending on age. I could never really see a reason why.

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Omega General Help / Re: Brakes
« on: 25 May 2018, 23:43:10 »
...

And some of those have even had a proper gearbox :P

2 pedals then .....  ::) ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: Brakes
« on: 25 May 2018, 23:19:46 »
As I understand it, you work your way back to the master from the furthest point ;)

Is that on a 3 or 4 channel ABS system?   ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Brakes
« on: 25 May 2018, 17:38:32 »
It doesn't really make any difference when the vehicle has a 4 channel ABS system, any order will work

Agreed. But IIRC Mr Haynes suggests 2 different orders to bleed depending on age of vehicle ie. 3 or 4 channel ABS.

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Omega General Help / Re: Brakes
« on: 25 May 2018, 15:15:18 »
NSR, OSR, NSF, OSF.

And keep the fluid level high or you'll have to do the clutch as well ::)




Yup  :y

Engine on or off ?

I've always done it engine off.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Odd request...
« on: 24 May 2018, 20:10:43 »
Tell him that the new data protection laws prevent you from disclosing such sensitive information .....  ::) ::)

This is the polite way of saying 'go f*uck yourselves' mind your own business. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Anybody used one of these?
« on: 24 May 2018, 18:00:54 »
Merc often need a special tool (or big slip joint pliers....)

https://www.toolstoday.co.uk/sealey-oil-filter-cap-wrench-o74-5mm-x-14-flutes-mercedes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvqOyiOmO2wIVgbHtCh0llQKyEAQYAiABEgLHWPD_BwE

Arrived this morning, fits perfectly, wish I'd had it a week ago :y

Thanks Mark :y

I wonder if that's the one for my car too? :-\ I bought a pressed steel one for my oil filter ages back but it was too small so I've since used a chain strap type intended for a canister type.

Measure the top of the filter cap, this Sealy one is 74.5mm, fits very snug.

Most on the market seem to be 76mm. The Laser one is very flimsy.

Will do. I'll bring my digital very near (vernier) home from work  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Anybody used one of these?
« on: 24 May 2018, 16:27:41 »
Merc often need a special tool (or big slip joint pliers....)

https://www.toolstoday.co.uk/sealey-oil-filter-cap-wrench-o74-5mm-x-14-flutes-mercedes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvqOyiOmO2wIVgbHtCh0llQKyEAQYAiABEgLHWPD_BwE

Arrived this morning, fits perfectly, wish I'd had it a week ago :y

Thanks Mark :y

I wonder if that's the one for my car too? :-\ I bought a pressed steel one for my oil filter ages back but it was too small so I've since used a chain strap type intended for a canister type.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Odd request...
« on: 24 May 2018, 16:21:22 »
Tell him that the new data protection laws prevent you from disclosing such sensitive information .....  ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: A year with the big black pussy
« on: 23 May 2018, 22:18:46 »
What is it with clocks, mine doesn't reset itself either  >:(

I'm surprised  ??? Mine does

Don't you read the topics on the MB forum :D

You know I do  :y ..... but missed this  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: A year with the big black pussy
« on: 23 May 2018, 22:01:29 »
What is it with clocks, mine doesn't reset itself either  >:(

I'm surprised  ??? Mine does

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12x1.50 rings a bell, bet I'm wrong tho.


That's what they are. But it's a non-prefered size so you'll probably have to order a tap.



What's that mean Nick ?


Metric threads are normally the coarse pitch, which would be 1.75mm for an M12 fastener. For some reason cars are littered with M12x1.5 threads, which most suppliers have to order in. That includes nuts, bolts, taps and dies.

Despite having a bucket full of various taps & dies, I'd to borrow the metric fine from a local garage to sort  out my lads mess.

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Left the lad to stick one of the front wheels on while I popped in for a dump  ::)
Came outside 10 minutes later to find him using a impact gun to start and tighten the wheel bolts  >:(
Now I have 3 which are about 400Nm and 2 which he had started cross threaded and carried on banging away with the gun until they are in 

If it's any consolation my lad did exactly the same thing on his car despite me telling him not to  >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: New lease of life
« on: 22 May 2018, 17:03:03 »
....

Any volunteers for the latter? :D

An Easibleed or vacuum pump does away with the need of a glamorous assistant   :y

I know some one that uses his Pela oil sucker to vacuum bleed his brakes .... never tried it yet myself  :-\

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