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  1. 100K ? Huh, a young timer. My '00 430 is about 150K and sweet as a nut :-)
  2. MB stoped making cars their core business, it's now money. I was an MB fan since I bought for first back in '93. A dozen cars later, some nice, I gave up on anything post 2000. Lexus are the new Mercedes. That said I do like my "91 G. Nobody believes me it's 27 years old.
  3. Egine Management Lght

    Thanks, that’s good to know, I had assumed that they would be in the cabin.
  4. A few years ago I had a problem with the EML staying on after jumpstarting. Someone on here gave me or pointed me to a simple reset. For the life of me I cannot find the details by searching. It's an automatic MoT fail which is looming. Help...... Thanks.
  5. Egine Management Lght

    Thanks. Gosh, the "apple core" don't like torque much!!! But I get the idea. The light comes on if the car is jump started, it runs perfectly fine.
  6. Egine Management Lght

    No probs on the emissions front, always sails through. Any idea where i could get gospel on advisory v. fail? Thanks.
  7. Egine Management Lght

    Had a quick look around the net. Lots of yes it is, and as many no it isn't. I think you may be right. I was certainly told in the past it was a fail. Great news if it isn't. Thanks.
  8. Egine Management Lght

    Thanks, that's a different resolution to the one I had which included shorting a couple of fuses. Two questions. Are the EFI & ETCS fuses marked on the fuse cover? And will disconnecting the power to the ECU cause any problems? (I'm assuming not). The battery option is not as simple as it sounds, I can't do anything any more so it"s MrsIA2 who'll be crawling around the footwell under direction. And how can I put this, spanner, battery? Well not her strong suit! There is no problem with the car at all. It's runs fine. Thanks again.
  9. Nip over to Leeds and seeTony Banks. He'll do a complete system for less than that. I've used him, he's good. See http://www.tonybanks.co.uk/ hth
  10. My 420 gives around 20-23 in daily mixed non motorway driving. M-way driving will return around 30. Hth.
  11. Hub Bearing

    There are plenty different approaches I can take. I do not intend to discuss them until the matter is resolved. As I said before, legal action would, in my opinion, be overkill (and probably a waste of money). This not the Great Train Robbery :-)
  12. Hub Bearing

    I've just been told by MoT tester that a rear hub bearing needs replacing. There was no advisory on this last year, only 2500 miles in the past year and there have been no indications that the bearing was near the end of its life. Any views on this? I thought bearings wore gradually. Also the tyres were all changed a few months ago and my tyre guy (I'm pretty sure he would have noticed a dodgy bearing) said nothing. Am I barking up the wrong tree here or is this perfectly normal? Thoughts appreciated. Thanks folks.
  13. Hub Bearing

    Coconut in post :) Agreed, it will be more difficult without the part, but I'm approaching cautiously and will update on progress.
  14. Hub Bearing

    Update: Well well, quelle surprise, I finally got a response today about the old part. He: "...didn't read the part...where you asked for the bush.." And it: "...has been disposed of." Asked 21st, answered 24th. So took a while to come up with that "explanation". Thinking cap on, I will be following this up, just not sure how at the moment.
  15. Hub Bearing

    The theory of dealing with these matters is always easier in 20/20 hindsight. The reality can be different. I have a relationship with this garage of many years, although as I said there have been some changes of late. They have looked after up to four of my cars at a time, and there have been no previous issues whatsoever. It is fifteen miles away and for me an extremely uncomfortable drive, each way, twice. The car was in for a service and MoT. At the time I was informed that there was a problem with the hub the MoT had expired. I would therefore have had to instruct them to finish the service, and then, having made another Mot appointment elsewhere immediately, taken my wife to the garage so that she could take the car directly to the new appointment. I feel that by asking for the part I covered myself well enough, but of course I am disappointed that it was not supplied as requested. I will consider the situation further once I know if it is to be returned. At this point I genuinely don't know whether everything is kosher, it may well be that everything is in order; what I do know is that for the sum involved legal action would be serious overkill. Life is too short.
  16. Hub Bearing

    1. Not yet 2. No. 3. MoT had expired.
  17. Hub Bearing

    1. I've asked for the part. 2. I'm disabled and unable to look to see if indeed the hub has been replaced. 3. I couldn't take the car as it was a fail.
  18. Hub Bearing

    I'm afraid that's pretty much what I'm thinking. I hope not as it's a place I've been using for years but, (without going into detail), there have been some recent changes. As I say, I do hope it's all in order as they've always been fine before.
  19. Hub Bearing

    Thanks folks. The car was in for service and MoT. It was failed on the hub so I couldn't take it away and have it looked at elsewhere. There was no indication of any problem whatsoever.There was no advisory last year (this car does under 2,500 miles a year) and when the tyres were all done a few months ago my tyre guy noticed nothing, and he's a very observant sort. No problems with the pads. I've had the complete hub replaced, and asked for the old one to be put in the boot. My wife picked up the car, no hub in boot. Not sure what to think really. By the way, still gremllns in the works as the replies are taking many hours to come through.