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Forum: MERCEDES W126 Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By BenzBoy
Re: 560sec ece

Install a foot operated cut out as was all the rage in the 1920s and 30s.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/222506.html?1310348282
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd October 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: My car of the week.

Very kind of you but as you know it is not difficult to look after a motor car. It's a matter of regular servicing, repairing when required and regular cleaning. It has proven to be very reliable and...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd October 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By BenzBoy
My car of the week.

The ML has just had a wash and given that it will be 20 years old in January I figure it scrubs up OK - actually it is better than the pictures here from the phone show. And yes, that is wear on the...
Forum: ARTICLES 28th September 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: A nice day out

Excellent news Jim and what a wonderful photo.
Kind regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 24th September 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Run flat madness

Yep. I do call THAT a tyre! :D:D:D
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 24th September 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Run flat madness

In the Bush men are men and change their own wheels ..
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 24th September 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Run flat madness

Patrick you can be in charge of heavy vehicles if you like; tanks, road trains, land based rocket launchers etc.
What about trucks? Do they still have spare wheels? I could see a Mack on the...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 23rd September 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By BenzBoy
Run flat madness

A fiend of mine is down south near Bega in his Continental GT (V12) and has a puncture. The result? Tow truck and order a tyre from Sydney in the hope it arrives in less than 48 hours.
Progress?...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 23rd September 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 45,552
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

I love that interior! My goodness, it might look like a bordello but I don't care one bit! This car could make a good project but I need another project like a hole in the head .
BTW, I was in MBS...
Forum: INTERIORS 21st September 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Scuff plate

Tim, go for the new scuff plate. So much more effective than trying to re-stick the foil.
Wise choice with the Michelin. I run Michelin on both the ML and the Peugeot and am happy with the...
Forum: INTERIORS 20th September 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Scuff plate

Come on you lot: offer Tim a bit of help please!
Regards,
Brian
Forum: INTERIORS 19th September 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Scuff plate

It is just a thin film that is lifting.
You might try heating it with a hair dryer and then running a finger down it with pressure to see if you can re-stick it into place.
Otherwise carefully peel...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 18th September 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By BenzBoy
Reliable

My ML320 is now touching 19 years and 180,000 kms. Yesterday it went to MBS for its annual service (fluid changes, wheel alignment etc.). The comment from the service manage whom I have known for...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 18th September 2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 45,552
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

"I discovered an interesting feature on it today. when you put the car in reverse with the windscreen wipers on, it turns on the rear wiper automatically until you take the car out of reverse. You...
Forum: ARTICLES 16th September 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Frozen door lock

I am informed he was in Budapest in July for the World Fencing competition but I have not seen him since. I'm sure he is fine. He's quite a hardy bloke you know; just don't leave your wallet on the...
Forum: ARTICLES 16th September 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Frozen door lock

No: cad and bounder though M.O.T.S. might be, he has never been a petty safe cracker as far as I am aware.
No, this was a well-established service department of a large and well-known brand in...
Forum: ARTICLES 16th September 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Frozen door lock

Powdered graphite is the only recommendation - or if you are out of that a squirt of silicone.
I once locked my wallet and phone in the centre console of the Spirit and then discovered the key I...
Forum: ARTICLES 8th September 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Keeping contact

Well best of luck Jim; hope all turns out OK.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: MERCEDES W116 24th August 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Rusty Gold 6.9 sold for $8K

No; the 450SDE went to the Dubbo region and I am in touch with the current owner.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: ARTICLES 19th August 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Mercedes fined for Diesel gate

It is alleged that one of the problems with the Boeing 737 Max is that the software was not up to speed. That is, it was outsourced to Indian companies at 1/10th of the cost of developing it in-house...
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