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General Discussion Area / Re: The Greenies M25 Protest
« on: Today at 08:19:46 »

I've eaten more intelligent mince than these imbeciles  :-X

Thanks for all tips, I think I start from rear discs as they are badly corroded and should be changed anyway due to MOT in Nov. -21. My prop shaft was off some years ago due to change of rear crank seal. I believe it is correctly fitted but could you explain how it should be; three bolts in gear and diff. If one of the three in diff side point down should one of the three point down also in hear side or what this fig is showing to me. Explanation needed please.
In summary:

Each face of the donuts has three raised portions.

The bolts are inserted from the high side.

The low side sits against the flange (gearbox/diff/prop shaft).

The nut is always fitted to the rear of the flange, and not the donut.
Not sure you could actually fit the shaft if it was assembled with the flange against the high side :-\

Anyhoo, the original problem cannot be prop shaft related as it is apparent at road speeds not engine speeds...  ::)

So... In no particular order:

1. Tyres: correctly fitted and balanced?
2. Wheels: true and free from buckles?
3. Discs: True and actually round?* Not warped?
4. Hubs: faces clean? Bearings sound?
5. Drive shafts: play in the CVs?

*there's a reason genuine discs are more expensive... They tend to actually machine them with a degree of accuracy compared to 15 Amazon specials :D

The lower one may be region dependent...

UK cars have 2 ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Fault code 15 - Struggles to start
« on: Yesterday at 17:11:52 »
The fans are almost completely independent of the ecu. There's two thermoswitches on the radiator. These are the primary fan controls.

The only time the ecu would request the fans is if the aircon is switched on, no aircon means that the fans are self regulating ;)

I forget which thermoswitch controls which fans, but it stands to reason that if one is failing, tother won't be far behind, so would swap both and report back :y

The aircon not working may also be related, depending on the cause, and not having it working makes diagnosis of the fans a bit harder as the aircon wiring is directly connected to the fans... that's to say the aircon not working could be electrical rather than just low refrigerant ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: La Palma eruption
« on: Yesterday at 07:11:55 »
The tourism minister has said some good will come of it because people will come to  see it.  ;D
As long as they are double jabbed :D

If you split the prop shaft when it was removed, it's possible that you reassembled it out of balance.

It has a master spline to prevent this, but it is possible to misalign it.

General Car Chat / Re: My Next car....
« on: 20 September 2021, 19:17:35 »
Artico Leather is the faux/veggie leather.

MB Tex always was/still is decent, wear resistant vinyl  :y

Real leather is also available. At a price.

If you have a modern Merc with cloth, it's either a truck/van or the first owner ordered a base model.

Omega General Help / Re: Fault code 15 - Struggles to start
« on: 20 September 2021, 19:13:45 »
Can anyone confirm that engines after 08135541 should have a black CTS? My engine is 08461362 and has a blue CTS so maybe the wrong one has been fitted in the past[my car is a F/L 3.0]
Does it work?

General Car Chat / Re: Weekend sorted .
« on: 20 September 2021, 12:11:15 »
Manage to catch some of it myself. Great to watch, although painful to see immaculate E - type (for example) smacking into the barriers at high speed. :)
One owner from new. Never raced or crashed. Always kept in a heated garage. Only selling because we now have a cat.

General Discussion Area / Re: La Palma eruption
« on: 20 September 2021, 10:47:44 »
Hopefully this eruption will reduce the likelihood of it...

General Discussion Area / Re: La Palma eruption
« on: 19 September 2021, 23:43:57 »
Every puff of yellow flame is another house gone.  :'(

TV Canarias are running a live feed.

Omega General Help / Re: Fault code 15 - Struggles to start
« on: 19 September 2021, 23:35:13 »
Temp gauge is a single wire... Spade terminal to the sensor, (ground to test gauge with the ignition on), this is a 15cm wire that plugs into another plug* which then runs directly to the gauge ;)

*in the loom near the large injector plug iirc ;)

Omega General Help / Re: PFL and FL V6 exhausts?
« on: 19 September 2021, 23:31:18 »
That car has a face-lift, single exhaust position Irmscher rear bumper, which are a smidgen shorter iirc, so the earlier system should fit fine.

The only dimensional difference is the tailpipe length from the back of the back box to the tip.

3.0/3.2 have twin tips, 2.5/2.6 singles. They are interchangeable.

And to confirm, the downpipes/cats are the same saloon/Estate, the rest (ie mid and rears) is saloon OR estate :y

General Car Chat / Re: My Next car....
« on: 19 September 2021, 16:25:41 »
That E Class looks pretty tidy. Higher mileage and spec probably the reason for the price.

Significantly roomier than the C Class though, so compare the two before you commit :y

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