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Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-16-2018, 03:17 PM
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Views: 104
Posted By Oliverp
WTB: W220 Brightness knob for instrument cluster

I am looking for a W220 brightness knob for the instrument cluster (bottom left on cluster). If anyone has one available, or if anyone sees a W220 in a junk yard and can get me a brightness knob, I...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Oliverp
Thank you. I just picked up some Meguiars...

Thank you. I just picked up some Meguiars interior detailer so I will work on this today.
Oliver
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Oliverp
Cleaning up after interior clean

Hello
I just bought a 2004 S500. Prior to picking it up, it was 'cleaned' and the interior has some kind of cheap cleaner all over it. It's made the surfaces kind of glossy and greasy/squeaky to...
Forum: SL Forum 01-29-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
I made the mistake of spending the weekend...

I made the mistake of spending the weekend reading tech help forums. So now I am convinced the air suspension will collapse and the wiring will rot! Haha.
Where are you based? Are you close to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By Oliverp
How to correctly pull codes (W220)

Hello

I have purchased a 2004 S500 4-Matic. I'm very excited and collect the car later this week. It's in great shape with no dings or rust. Has service records with it and the seller indicates...
Forum: SL Forum 01-27-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
I haven't owned a MB since I lived in England...

I haven't owned a MB since I lived in England prior to 2011. However I just purchased a 2004 S500! We pick it up next week. So I am going to head over to the tech help section for some tips.
...
Forum: SL Forum 01-26-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
I don't think so - although I would like to meet...

I don't think so - although I would like to meet others that own cars like this.
I moved to Toronto from England in 2011. I live right downtown.
I am actually looking for recommendations for a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Oliverp
'04 W220 S500 Pre Purchase Tips

Hello everyone

Thanks in advance for any guidance. I posted a similar post in the SL forum when I went to look at a R129 that was disappointing.

Tomorrow I am going to see a 2004 S500 4-Matic...
Forum: SL Forum 01-25-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
And sorry, to answer the question about reverse. ...

And sorry, to answer the question about reverse. I engaged reverse and basically not much happened. I tried giving a little gas and still nothing. Then I gave it a bit more and it revved quite a...
Forum: SL Forum 01-25-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
Thank you very much for the advice. I will skip...

Thank you very much for the advice. I will skip on this one.
I haven't owned a car since 2005 (1989 W126 300SE) and I am super excited to get back into MB ownership. Trying to think sensibly is...
Forum: SL Forum 01-25-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
Thanks, I have been looking for newer cars but I...

Thanks, I have been looking for newer cars but I think the market up here is different (Canada vs US). Seems more expensive than in the states.
I am just wondering if low balling the dealer $3k...
Forum: SL Forum 01-25-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
So I went to see the car and I have come back a...

So I went to see the car and I have come back a bit disappointed. At this stage I am not sure I will even come back with a mechanic.

Originally on for $14k (Canadian), now down to $8999. ...
Forum: SL Forum 01-24-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
That's great - thank you very much for your help....

That's great - thank you very much for your help. I will report back once I have seen the car on Saturday. I am also looking for a local MB tech who might be able to join me.
Forum: SL Forum 01-24-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
Thanks. Is there a way to check this visually,...

Thanks. Is there a way to check this visually, or are there symptoms to looks out for?
Oliver
Forum: SL Forum 01-24-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By Oliverp
R129 1991 500SL Inspection Tips

I haven't posted here in many years but have the opportunity to get back into ownership. I live in Canada now (moved from the UK).

I am going to see a 1991 500SL with relatively low miles (129k...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Oliverp
Yes, I'd definitely prefer the W126 but to get it...

Yes, I'd definitely prefer the W126 but to get it to look and drive like what I am used to in the UK, it's going to be expensive! I bet the headlights, headlight wipers, front and rear bumpers are...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Oliverp
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure importing would...

Thanks for the replies. I'm sure importing would be a pain, and expensive, but if I do import, I would avoid the under powered US engines, and get the Euro spec lights and bumpers - so there would...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Oliverp
W126 - Euro vs North America

Hello
I haven't posted here for quite some time. I haven't owned a Mercedes for a number of years, and I have moved from the UK to Canada (Toronto).
I would like to own a W126 again.
I know the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Oliverp
My Dad is going to take it back to the dealer. I...

My Dad is going to take it back to the dealer. I have had a read online and we are going to ask them to troubleshoot the seat modules and OCP. I remember in the past the OCP making a very faint...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Oliverp
Do you know if it is a difficult job to unhook...

Do you know if it is a difficult job to unhook the battery? I thought my Dad could keep a spare in his garage and swap it himself when it happens again.

Thanks

Ollie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Oliverp
Hi Thanks for looking into it. VIN# is...

Hi

Thanks for looking into it. VIN# is WDB2200252A417054.

When the battery drains, it is completely flat too. Can't even open the doors with keyless go, or with the fob.

Thank you again
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Oliverp
'04 S320CDi battery drain

I moved this from normal tech help section:

Hi Guys
Car is a 2004 S320CDi (in the UK). We have been through 3 batteries in 12 months. Car is used regularly. Local official MB tech at dealer can...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 819
Posted By Oliverp
'04 W220 320 CDi battery drain

Please delete message I will post in diesel discussion

Hi Guys
Car is a 2004 S320CDi (in the UK). We have been through 3 batteries in 12 months. Car is used regularly. Local official MB tech...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-11-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Oliverp
Thanks for your help!

Thanks for your help!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-11-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Oliverp
Anybody from Ontario?

Hello
I'm moving to Toronto from England in September and I'm wondering if there is anybody on the forum who could help me with trying to decide which television, telephone and internet package to...
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Oliverp
I'm mechanics said they checked the wheel...

I'm mechanics said they checked the wheel bearings, so it's still a mystery!

Thanks

Ollie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Oliverp
I'm not sure if it does. I'll have to check. ...

I'm not sure if it does. I'll have to check.

Thanks

Ollie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Oliverp
Thanks for the advice. I'll have a check over. ...

Thanks for the advice. I'll have a check over. The mechanics say they have checked it all over, but I suppose they might have missed something.

I don't think it happens while braking, it is just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Oliverp
2004 S320CDi Odd Noise when turning left

Hello

Sorry to double post, but I have put this in the tech help section too, but thought I might get more of a response in the diesel area.

My Dad has a 2004 S320CDi, just recently, there is a...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Oliverp
Just an update, the car has come back from the...

Just an update, the car has come back from the dealer. They have fixed the juddering under acceleration, it was the intercooler hose not attached properly.

They can also hear the noise from the...
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