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    I guess we are all just car guys Chris, it helps you always have good threads with nice updates.
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    Ah I think some of you might have it on my calamitous car history of late. I guess everyone is just checking to make sure I've not hit a Zebra or accidentally parked it in a Volcano...

    Luckily it's all A OK at present - I'm especially enjoying the V8. Will post some more car info soon. Although I was hoping my next update would be on the Daimler!
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    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    Ah I think some of you might have it on my calamitous car history of late. I guess everyone is just checking to make sure I've not hit a Zebra or accidentally parked it in a Volcano...

    Luckily it's all A OK at present - I'm especially enjoying the V8. Will post some more car info soon. Although I was hoping my next update would be on the Daimler!
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    It's not escaped my notice that despite their calls of denial, Rich and Jimbo were the first to notice my post in this thread and jump in with a rebuttle...

    I think it kind of proved who's haunting this end of the forum the most...
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    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    It's not escaped my notice that despite their calls of denial, Rich and Jimbo were the first to notice my post in this thread and jump in with a rebuttle...

    I think it kind of proved who's haunting this end of the forum the most...
    Paranoid you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    Ah I think some of you might have it on my calamitous car history of late. I guess everyone is just checking to make sure I've not hit a Zebra or accidentally parked it in a Volcano...

    Luckily it's all A OK at present - I'm especially enjoying the V8. Will post some more car info soon. Although I was hoping my next update would be on the Daimler!
    I have to say that every time I hear of a volcano in Wisbech, this is the first thread I check.

    (... for tree abuse incidents, I nip off to the Daimler thread)
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    Bit of a "Bad news" update on the Mercedes.

    I came to the car on Saturday afternoon and noticed a tyre was a little low, so I topped it up. I rechecked the tyre on Sunday morning, and was disappointed to see it had lost around 1 Bar overnight. So I have been promising myself I would get to the tyre shop to get it checked out; today was the day I finally managed to duck out of work and action the plan.

    I had removed the offending wheel and fitted the spare (a nasty black steel wheel, with 80kph marked on it), so I was able to leave it with them this morning. They said "drop by at lunchtime and we'll have it sorted". It was a little disappointing when I phoned today just after lunch and was told my allow wheel rim has a crack in it. I cannot remember any large pot holes over the last week or two, and I have not driven the CL in an immensely strenuous fashion yet, so I was very surprised this had happened. The only cure is a new wheel....

    But this is where it gets a bit more difficult, because a brand new rim is £750.00 and used ones are like rocking horse dung. I've seen a few rears on Ebay for a couple of hundred quid (the rears are wider than the fronts), but no fronts. A bit more research and it turns out this type of AMG allow wheel (the AMG III) is notorious for cracking over pot-holes. So front ones hardly ever come up for sale.

    I've found a full set, refurbished for £950.00, so I could just buy these and sell the wheels I don't want. Or I can buy a set of brand new aftermarket wheels and fit my tyres on to them. The front tyres are brand new so I don't want to waste them.

    ....decisions.... decisions..... Hmmmm....

    This is what they look like (but it is the opposite side, drivers side, that is cracked).

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    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    After markets get my vote (split rims/bbs)have you had a look on the Mercedes forums?

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    Thanks Alfie - I've not checked Mercedes forums yet.

    It will be deciding which aftermarket design to go with if I do, I am a stickler for an OEM look; although I know some aftermarket wheels look just like the originals.
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    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    What kind of crack are we talking about?!

    If it is a small crack and never previously welded, I would be inclined to get it welded proffesionally. My BMW had a very small one, welded, never been issue. Of course quality of weld is down to operator...

    If going down aftermarket route, the only ones I can think of without looking gash are Brabus Monoblocks- very expensive. Cheap wheels are best avoided imo.
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