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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18945 on: 21 August 2019, 18:15:56 »

Rewired the front solenoid on TBE, and fitted the solenoid that turned up yesterday.

Also fitted some new boot struts, as the old ones were clearly weak, though seemed strong enough when trying to compress them by hand.

Cleared the P0420 and P0430 codes again.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18946 on: 23 August 2019, 09:47:13 »

Declared it[the Omega that is]Sorn until such time as any kind of enthusiasm returns to sort its problems out.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18947 on: 23 August 2019, 17:39:51 »

It's a year today that we got the 75k Astra H Design estate tractor juice edition £875  :)
checked it over yesterday,replaced the drop links £12 and rear brake back plates £13 each,serviced it etc
took it for MOT today, passes no advisories  :)
it's done another 10,800 miles
which equates to a fuel cost saving of about £500 compared to the 1.6 petrol astra G estate it replaced  :)
had to replace a small section of rad hose about 6 months ago and 2 hose clamps (about £2)

cheaper than running an omega
dull as dishwater to drive  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18948 on: 23 August 2019, 19:49:58 »

Sawed the tailpipe off as it was blocked on one pipe. Car is pulling better now at topend of Rev range. I think I will just weld two pipes onto what’s there and fetch it out the back.   Or.....I was thinking maybe a large Y pipe and large single exhaust where the box was. As it’s not unduly loud probably due to the multitude of cats boxes etc  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18949 on: 27 August 2019, 18:32:52 »

Spent the weekend ripping the piss out of big bro, who has been in a courtesy car for a month or more, as his less than 1 year old, £85k, S Class is awaiting parts.

He's just been told by Merc that the parts are due sometime "early 2020" ;D


I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did tell him not to...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18950 on: 27 August 2019, 18:50:03 »

Gave the Welsh C**o a wash earlier. It came up quite nice.  :)
Wanted to wash the Omega as well, but my back is completely farked again.  :'(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18951 on: 27 August 2019, 21:17:45 »

Mine is still looking ok from its wash the other day. it also had 2 new rear tyres as well. and today I drove to Lincoln to collect something I bought on ebay….
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18952 on: 28 August 2019, 07:32:39 »

Mine is still looking ok from its wash the other day. it also had 2 new rear tyres as well. and today I drove to Lincoln to collect something I bought on ebay….
Morrisons sell turnips and sausage
you could have saved a trip  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18953 on: 28 August 2019, 07:35:02 »

Spent the weekend ripping the piss out of big bro, who has been in a courtesy car for a month or more, as his less than 1 year old, £85k, S Class is awaiting parts.

He's just been told by Merc that the parts are due sometime "early 2020" ;D


I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did tell him not to...

I have to say, in his position, I'd have had an absolute meltdown. Unless ofc my hire car was also an S-class, in which case, I'd probably let it go  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18954 on: 28 August 2019, 08:11:04 »

Spent the weekend ripping the piss out of big bro, who has been in a courtesy car for a month or more, as his less than 1 year old, £85k, S Class is awaiting parts.

He's just been told by Merc that the parts are due sometime "early 2020" ;D


I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did tell him not to...

I have to say, in his position, I'd have had an absolute meltdown. Unless ofc my hire car was also an S-class, in which case, I'd probably let it go  ;D


 Unless I win a large sum of money, it's a problem I doubt I will encounter,. If I did I would want an exchange or refund,,, In the Truck world they just take the required parts from another vehicle in the compound. Or is that to simple for car dealers.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18955 on: 28 August 2019, 08:44:28 »

Spent the weekend ripping the piss out of big bro, who has been in a courtesy car for a month or more, as his less than 1 year old, £85k, S Class is awaiting parts.

He's just been told by Merc that the parts are due sometime "early 2020" ;D


I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did tell him not to...

I have to say, in his position, I'd have had an absolute meltdown. Unless ofc my hire car was also an S-class, in which case, I'd probably let it go  ;D


 Unless I win a large sum of money, it's a problem I doubt I will encounter,. If I did I would want an exchange or refund,,, In the Truck world they just take the required parts from another vehicle in the compound. Or is that to simple for car dealers.
The Ford dealership I did my work experience at certainly did that :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18956 on: 28 August 2019, 09:04:47 »


 Unless I win a large sum of money, it's a problem I doubt I will encounter,. If I did I would want an exchange or refund,,, In the Truck world they just take the required parts from another vehicle in the compound. Or is that too simple for car dealers.



How many RHD S-class do Merc build, let alone sell in the UK? I doubt dealers have them hanging about to rob parts off. The opposite applies to the smaller cars; they'd need one for spares for each they sold.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18957 on: 28 August 2019, 16:36:50 »


 Unless I win a large sum of money, it's a problem I doubt I will encounter,. If I did I would want an exchange or refund,,, In the Truck world they just take the required parts from another vehicle in the compound. Or is that too simple for car dealers.



How many RHD S-class do Merc build, let alone sell in the UK? I doubt dealers have them hanging about to rob parts off. The opposite applies to the smaller cars; they'd need one for spares for each they sold.


I would assume, depending on which part is needed, it would be used on other vehicles with in the group.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18958 on: 28 August 2019, 18:05:58 »


 Unless I win a large sum of money, it's a problem I doubt I will encounter,. If I did I would want an exchange or refund,,, In the Truck world they just take the required parts from another vehicle in the compound. Or is that too simple for car dealers.



How many RHD S-class do Merc build, let alone sell in the UK? I doubt dealers have them hanging about to rob parts off. The opposite applies to the smaller cars; they'd need one for spares for each they sold.


I would assume, depending on which part is needed, it would be used on other vehicles with in the group.
Nah, this is Mercedes remember.  They don't design anything, they randomly get a load of parts, and try and bolt it together.  That's why the result, since around 1990, is generally pretty rubbish.
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« Reply #18959 on: 28 August 2019, 18:07:57 »

Spent the weekend ripping the piss out of big bro, who has been in a courtesy car for a month or more, as his less than 1 year old, £85k, S Class is awaiting parts.

He's just been told by Merc that the parts are due sometime "early 2020" ;D


I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did tell him not to...

I have to say, in his position, I'd have had an absolute meltdown. Unless ofc my hire car was also an S-class, in which case, I'd probably let it go  ;D
He aint best pleased. He has been loaned a CLS as a replacement.

His suggestions to MB Customer Service to pull a part from the production line is, apparently, "impossible".  But he can have a new one, fresh from the line...


...if he stumps up £85k
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