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Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,504
Posted By Alex_225
I commend anyone for moving to an EV and...

I commend anyone for moving to an EV and especially seeing how meticulously a long journey has to be planned.

Personally, the range isn't quite there yet and that's the decider for me. My E Class...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-09-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 42,516
Posted By Alex_225
Well the CLS has been a little unloved this year...

Well the CLS has been a little unloved this year with the arrival of daughter two last Christmas Eve!

But today the beasty was uncovered, cleaned up and just given a once over.
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Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 28-09-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Alex_225
Some good advice and thanks again for the...

Some good advice and thanks again for the additional info. Interesting point regarding insurance as I'm 99% certain it'll be safe (physically imobilised and under CCTV) but still a consideration.
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Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 28-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Alex_225
Thanks guys. I think I'll take the battery out...

Thanks guys. I think I'll take the battery out and keep it indoors for the length of winter.

Like you say, some cars don't like being left without power and Mercs of this era can throw up errors....
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 27-09-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Alex_225
Disconnecting Battery for Winter

So, I won't be using my CLS63 over the winter, it will be covered and kept off the road until the spring returns.

Thing is I always end up killing the battery, I always have the intention of...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-09-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
I found a place locally called Expert Tuning who...

I found a place locally called Expert Tuning who basically use remaps written by Quantum. Did a bit of homework with them and had some really informative responses from the owner.

Very impressed...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-09-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
Definitely noticing a difference in performance...

Definitely noticing a difference in performance as I'd hoped and fuel economy is definitely improved. :)

Gave the E some love over the weekend. Usual wash but decided on a second coat of wax....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-09-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
Well the re-map seems to be working rather...

Well the re-map seems to be working rather nicely. My average has crept up to just over 48mpg so I'm good with that.

Had a few issues with the SRS error popping up on the dash. This refers to the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Alex_225
It's an SUV so by default it's a 'meh' from me....

It's an SUV so by default it's a 'meh' from me. I'm sure for an SUV it'll be ok, it looks a bit chintzy with the giant wheels etc.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-09-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
That does sound more sensible, if anything more...

That does sound more sensible, if anything more torque could be a hindrance in snow at least.

I have a set if snow socks I keep in the boot during the winter, just in case I'm caught out. Irony...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-09-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
If the car is new to you then wait until you’ve...

If the car is new to you then wait until you’ve got used to the power. Then opt for a remap. I’ve obviously had my E for a while so after a couple of years it’s nice to have a car that feels even...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-09-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
I mean i can't complain that my E Class was ever...

I mean i can't complain that my E Class was ever a slow car, despite only being 204bhp as standard the auto box plus the torque meant it never felt lacking. I owned the car over 2 years before opting...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-09-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
Another update on the E Class. Managed to give it...

Another update on the E Class. Managed to give it a thorough bit of driving since the re-map, mostly motorway running on M25 and M4.

For the size of the car, I think the 44mpg it was making is...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-09-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Alex_225
I still prefer the RS Megane. I couldn't own a...

I still prefer the RS Megane. I couldn't own a Civic Type-R now I'm in my mid 30s, styling is just not for me. Obviously I have a soft sport for a RenaultSport but this Megane has caught my attention...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-08-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
I had seen those on there and couldn't quite work...

I had seen those on there and couldn't quite work out if they were a replacement for the entire cover or an actual cover. Might have another look at those, thank you. :)

Had the car in for a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
True to my word, I did (finally) sort the...

True to my word, I did (finally) sort the headlights on the E.

Despite sorting these when I first got the car, they had started to tarnish again.

https://i.imgur.com/W3Nowa9.jpg
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-06-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,719
Posted By Alex_225
Well it's been a few months since I last updated...

Well it's been a few months since I last updated this thread. Slight contrast in the weather since then too, last time I was freezing this time I'm cooking! :lol:

Had a slight niggle last weekend....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex_225
Oh I don't doubt there is plenty more to it mate...

Oh I don't doubt there is plenty more to it mate and let's be honest, modern cars are extremely complex.

My understanding is that if a car does predominantly town driving then the car is able to...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex_225
As long as you do the type of driving that...

As long as you do the type of driving that enables the DPF to heat up and regenerate, basically burn off the soot it captures then it'll be fine.

That's why low mileage diesels aren't by default...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Alex_225
Mad to think these are as old as they are....

Mad to think these are as old as they are. Styling still looks modern today as well. Still the only car that can pull of Lexus lights.....well you know what I mean! :)

Bargain OP.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-05-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Alex_225
This probably gets my vote, as a Merc fanboy that...

This probably gets my vote, as a Merc fanboy that is. A CLS350 CDI, with 45k on the clock. 265bhp, 0-60 around 6 seconds and a realistic 40mpg+. A lot of car for the money.
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Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-04-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Alex_225
My old E Class Merc got a fresh MOT on Friday....

My old E Class Merc got a fresh MOT on Friday. Bit of a relief as it went through on the 27th and was due to run out on the 28th.

Needed a track rod end but that was it. Not really much to be...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-04-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
So the E gets it's first bit of proper TLC for...

So the E gets it's first bit of proper TLC for the year. Nothing too heavy going just a quick once over with Super Resin and a couple of coats of Britemax Extreme Elements.

Not bad for a 15 year...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-03-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,719
Posted By Alex_225
Had a bit of a saga with the CLS at the weekend....

Had a bit of a saga with the CLS at the weekend. One of the rear tyres had a slow puncture but was holding out, until the quality British roads got the better of it. Once large pot hole resulted in a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-03-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,459
Posted By Alex_225
It was significantly cold I will admit and I...

It was significantly cold I will admit and I don't normally feel the cold. Two hoodies, two pairs of socks, jeans and a warm hat saw me through it through. :lol:

I'm limited in my time as to when...
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