TigerFish

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About TigerFish

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    Rick
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    CLS63 AMG and Corrado VR6
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    2007
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    Hampshire
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  1. TigerFish

    2001 GS430 parts and mods

    I’ve got some parts knocking about in the garage, I’ll have a root around tomorrow and post up what I’ve got. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. That is odd, a 2003 car should definitely work. Where abouts are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. TigerFish

    1998 GS 300

    Check your floor mats are anchored correctly, if they shift, they can catch the accelerator pedal. Are you planning to replace the brake booster?
  4. Yeah, wasn’t implying necessarily that the tracking was out, just that it can be adjusted to the correct angles, even with the steering rack not centred. The turns to full lock in both directions will just tell you whether the rack is definitely centred or not :) If you are lucky, it is, and it’s just the steering wheel needs moving as that’s the cheapest option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. With the wheels in the straight ahead position, see how many turns it takes to full lock on each side from centre. If it’s the same for both sides, then the wheel just needs to be popped off and put back straight. If it’s different, then the tracking needs to be adjusted to bring it back to centre. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. If it was a valet company, they could’ve been using a pressure washer which could potentially breach some weak seals that normal rain and hoses don’t. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. TigerFish

    My old GS300 Sport

    Looks like the paint has come off. There is a dent/scrape/rust on virtually every panel. Considering I sold it for 1700 about 7 years ago in near mint condition, a grand is well over priced for what looks like a wreck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. TigerFish

    My old GS300 Sport

    Someone’s made a real mess of my old Sport [emoji45] https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153352152352 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Not really mate. As soon as the aircon is switched off there will be a temp increase in general (and always cools slightly whatever air is flowing when switched on). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. A decent place to start is to drop both kick panels from under the dash and check that the three servo motors that move the flaps about are doing what they should when you alter the controls. A couple of pics below. Use the part number to look for replacements rather than GS300, as they are the same as the GS430 and some interchange with items from the IS200 for example (which is what the one came from that is in the pic when I did one of them on the GS430 I had). From memory, you can see them all with the kick panels off, but to change them needs some other bits off. I have some other pics if you need them. . If they are all working and the linkages all good, then you might be looking at a flap inside being broken. That’s not so easy to sort. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. It depends how quickly you need to get it done I guess. I could come over for an afternoon one weekend, but it’d still be family time at that point I suppose. Can’t do evenings as I don’t get home early enough to travel that far. Don’t let a desk job put you off though. I’m an electronics engineer and computer programmer by trade, so that’s no limiter. It’s just a confidence thing at the end of the day, once you’ve done a few simple jobs, it’s normally only prohibitively expensive specialist tools that limit things after that. Even then, I’ll normally still give it a go :) One thing when it comes to the coil packs. If you, or a garage have gone to the effort to get them out, change the plugs at the same time regardless. It’ll need plugs at some point, so don’t waste more time/money at that point, removing coil packs again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Do you not fancy having a go yourself at any of it? Doing the coil packs is a pretty simple process, only complicated slightly by the throttle body over the top, which is not a big job to remove. It certainly help lighten the impact on the wallet, and gives a huge amount of satisfaction. I’ve just saved £570 by fitting a new air suspension compressor and aux belt on my Merc last night (£130 on parts plus my time, compared to £700 for the garage). Plus the added bonus of finding the underlying issue which cost £1.99 to fix. I dread to think why that would’ve cost me if left at the garage to find and fix. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. I’d still recommend getting a cheap reader. Even if you’re not handy with the spanners, it’s still useful to be armed with some info when it goes into a garage with “issues”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Beaten to it above Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro