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Forum: TALKING TORQUE Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BenzBoy
Re: British Motor Museums

Brilliant Bryce - you do a really good job with photos.
I take my hat off to you Sir.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: MECHANICALS 9th January 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Tyre choices

A friend in Melbourne bought a Goodwood Phantom. Not happy with the standard runflat tyres and lack of a spare he had 5 new wheels forged and fitted with conventional tyres and chucks a standard...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 9th January 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,363
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

It does look like a nice clean car. The tick would be to upgrade the alternator and install and electrically powered AC unit. I have seen some very neat examples of that on custom cars and there is...
Forum: MECHANICALS 4th January 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: car died, think alternator, please help.

I agree with Bryce - you do need to diagnose the problem which could be a faulty battery through to a voltage regulator or the alternator. It could even be the power lead is faulty. My recommendation...
Forum: MECHANICALS 4th January 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Tyre choices

We get about 30,000 ks from the Continentals on the front of the CLK - not impressive is it and they do tend to thump over line markers and cat eyes. You can't rotate them to even the wear because...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd January 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Run Flat stupidity

For that reason alone the Volvo makes sense.
I get at least 2 punctures a year in anyone of the 5 cars; living in the inner city means lots of building work and hence screws and nails on the road....
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 1st January 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Run Flat stupidity

The ML has a space saver which I used once in town in the wet and the car was quite unstable. I kept to 50KPH much to the annoyance of the traffic on the M2 but I believed I had no option. Faster was...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 30th December 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,363
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

Over-priced; over-sexed and over-here.
Thistle Green? It pays to read the paint code boys....
Regards,
Brian
Ps: and clearly owned by someone over-weight ....
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 30th December 2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By BenzBoy
Run Flat stupidity

On here I reckon we all know that a run flat tyre is a waste of time:
Read how long they last:
https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-au/car/find-your-tyres/runflat-technology

Anyway, a friend...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 20th December 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Cvt?

Or better still buy a manual.
Why we have to have automatics is beyond me. In the unlikely event that I become Supreme Leader, automatics will be available ONLY to those who can demonstrate an...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 19th December 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,277
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

A certain Italian Patriarch I wonder?
OOPS!!!! Austrian GF?
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 18th December 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By BenzBoy
Cvt?

I know the theory of a CVT but have never driven a car with one - and don't know anybody who has.
What is it like to drive a CVT car?
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 22nd November 2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,363
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

That does look nice. Clean and very appealing colour combination too.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 19th November 2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,772
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Get together

There is no doubt that Craig has a most interesting collection and it grows more so as time progresses. Soon Craig, you will be a one-man car show!
regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th November 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: A250 4-Matic Sport

Just continuing the theme of new Benz for a moment....
On the ML and CLK there is facility to unlock the door by key if the hand until fails but this feature does not exist on current models.
As a...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 12th November 2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,277
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

Is that a heater tap or a valve from the Snowy Mountains Authority?
It's huge!
Regards,
Brian
Forum: ARTICLES 11th November 2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,958
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Quite an achievement!

Well done Tim.
Regards.
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 9th November 2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By BenzBoy
A250 4-Matic Sport

Well I've had one of these, almost brand new, for the last week as a service loan vehicle and it was with some degree of satisfaction that I handed it back today and brought home my trusty ML....
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 6th November 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Chemtech

Why change from what you already use and know works?
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 5th November 2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Long trip

Sean - I don't mean the swelling of brake hoses which should be minimal if they are in good condition.
So what di I mean?
A few years ago I did the Mercedes-Benz driver training course and we were...
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