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Registered 2002 R170 SLK V8 5.0
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OK, Back home, Car is way better than I expected, can barely fault it at all, will do a write up tomorrow, just finished cleaning all the bugs off it ;)

Teaser question ....................

Q) What kind of a pillock gets home from a 700 mile round trip and washes his new Car when the Midges are out in force ?????

A) The same kind of pillock who got nicked for 98 MPH across Rannoch Mor !!!!!

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Twits I've got no time for them ....................

Scottish "First Minister" speaks of Policing the border, 2 of us in a Car on way down, no sign of anyone asking journey purpose etc, same on way back, old Bazza came back in his car, me in mine, still no Border being policed, and what are these 2 idiots doing, they are hiding away on a remote (and deserted btw), road issuing the odd speeding ticket !!

Of course as some of you will know, this isn't a fixed penalty, this one is a go to Court jobbie, as I was over the "percentage over" !!

Cop glibly told me that I would have to go to Court, at which point I told him Oh no I wont be !! ......................

I got "done" on one of these before, IIRC it was 68 in a (deserted) 40 limit, about 4 years ago ................

There is a very good Solicitor in Glasgow, a "Scotland Motoring Specialist", he got me off with 4 Points and a £270 Fine last time, I will be ringing him soon :)

The way it works is this,, he attends court as many times as it takes until he gets the "right" Judge (Sheriff up here), gets an adjournment if it's not one who's lenient on Speeding lol ................

Fixed fee, no need for me to attend, guy is brilliant ;)

IIRC, the max is 3 month Ban and £1000 Fine, which of course is likely what I'd get if I was stupid enough to go to court myself, I seem to remember 4 years ago his fee was about £350 ;)

I got a clean licence right now ;)

Silly thing is if I'd had to bet wot Car I'd get nicked in I'd have said the SLK :ROFLMAO:

But this E Class (for an 1850kg CDI Estate Car) don't half get on it :D

TTFN :)
 

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BTW, total result, although Mercedes call the colour "Diamond Silver" IRL it is like my S Class, a pale pearlescent Blue, actually slightly "bluer" lol ...........................

It really pops in the bright sunlight, when the Sales Guy drove it into the car Park yesterday in Kendal, I couldn't believe my eyes :D

Mels C Class is Silver see the 2 cars next to each other in the piccie ....................



The options list is like 3 A4 Pages long, I've seen smaller "Datacards" on S Class and Maybach, about the only thing it doesn't have is a Pan Roof :)
 

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Thanks Ice,

The 330 Mile thrash home was likely the best check up it could have had, followed by washing it, that's when I found out how few little blemishes it had, bearing in mind it's a 5 year old car with motorway miles. Then after dark I checked out all the lighting inside and out, the rain sensor stuff all worked fine when I took Mel to work today.

I don't expect SDS to reveal any Current Faults, these newer MB's tell everything current via Dash Display, and I know that's working because during the drive home I was using the washers a lot to get the splattered bugs off the Screen, and got the low washer fluid message up ;)

The Harmon Kardon HDD sound system is amazing too, cannae fault the beastie right now, spare tyre never been outta the boot, all tools present and correct, even the MB Warning Triangle, First Aid Kit and a Tyre Compressor are still in the Luggage bay un used ;)

Oh, Traction Control works well as I tested that out through the Dumbarton Roundabouts 😈

Fuel consumption is pretty good, especially considering I was raggin' it I averaged 42.9 over the 330 miles, which was down on what it had displayed when I picked it up, if our C Class is owt to go by Mel will likely get around 50 MPG ;)

TTFN, busy wrestling a 4x4 Kia Sportage, Transmission out for Clutch / DMF job ;)
 

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Ahh the damn midges!! I thought I lived in the only place in the world that had tornado funnels of midges to run through. But yes I'm one of the "pillock's" that has to debug the car when I get it back to the shop!! You're not alone brother.

Now on the speeding tickets, well first off I'm not that brave or good to stuff the SLK into a corner or straightaway to get a ticket. But it sounds like you have a good "solicitor" to handle your business. Good luck!

Still waiting for the video of that SLK doing it's thing. I want to hear it too............... ;)
 

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Still waiting for the video of that SLK doing it's thing. I want to hear it too...............
LOL, I know y'all are waiting, got to get it tested end of month, few jobs to finish before that, also got to sort out where to mount that Camera, cops are around in force up here right now, I went to pick Mel up half hour ago, drove all the way to Balmacara with Cruise set to 60 :ROFLMAO:

She had her first drive of the E, I let her drive me back, she loves it ;)
 

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LOL, I know y'all are waiting, got to get it tested end of month, few jobs to finish before that, also got to sort out where to mount that Camera, cops are around in force up here right now, I went to pick Mel up half hour ago, drove all the way to Balmacara with Cruise set to 60 :ROFLMAO:

She had her first drive of the E, I let her drive me back, she loves it ;)
What a lovely man you are. ;)
 

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Very nice.
Those 2.1 diesels are pretty bulletproof if treated properly.
I had a ride in a w204 with that engine, it had covered 750,000km - a taxi on Skiathos. Ran as sweet as.
Hope your brief does the business with the ticket.. You could claim lack of familiarity with the car..
'Blimey, ossifer… was I really going that fast?':D
 

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I'm sure Dominic will get the least possible fine and points, no problem their I'll just pay the dosh and wipe my chin ;)

A few E Class "dress up" Parts are arriving now, he he he ;)

I managed to suss out how to erase all the PO's awful music off the HDD and also the journeys he made in the Car, so now I've set up the Online COMAND how I want it, and managed to upload all my Music to the HDD, (well it's an SSD really), played around with a few other settings too :)

Gonna reverse the function of the silly ECO (stop start) button, so it's default is OFF soon, fed up with having to keep pressing the ECO Button every time I start it and go for a drive, that system is very hard on Starters and Batteries, I'd imagine it's a nightmare if you drive in cities etc ;) I've never done that conversion before, so I'm gonna have to brush up on Vediamo, being a newer Car it doesn't use DAS / Developer to modify Codings, I will have to use Xentry and Vediamo on this Car ..................

I've not done huge amounts with Xentry although I know how to use it well by now, but done no Re Programming with Vediamo at all, so that'll be another steep learning curve ;)
 
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