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    FlatCap, agreed! Will be there Sat 11am.

    Steve, I took some German lessons at school and have forgotten all of it if that helps? Good job it isn't a S Class then Though, I doubt too many buisness people got brand new CLs, except top directors?
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

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    All set to go tomorow... The weather forecast sounds awful, but what else can you do...
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    A nice run out to Braford in the rain today

    Arrived at Revtronics in good time. Had the choice of AMG cluster or Brabus. I went with Brabus, as this ties in with all the other Brabus ad-ons.
    The AMG software did have the bonus of Lap timer (lol), Oil Temp & Battery gauges. However, I didn't want the AMG logo on the dash (as it isnt an AMG) and the font is different and needles are red- which would clash with the rest of the cluster...

    Around an hour later it was done. By this time, Martyn (FlatCap) came round in Gary the Volvo. Great to have a quick catchup, I look forward to a Pub lunch at some point...

    In short, the end result is exactly what I wanted- mainly the 200mph speedometer!
    Before:


    Logo when doors opened:


    MPH:


    KMH - will be handy for the next roadtrip!


    Checked the calibration using phone GPS at 30, 40, 60, 70mph and only 1-2mph out.
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    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Run out, Pub luncheon, Its on!!
    Rhubarb, 2003 Super V8 Radiance Red,Sepangs, Iron Fist Velvet Glove. I am not a car guy.


    Going back thru time
    Volvo V70 D5-Gary
    Bmw 530d E39
    Bmw 520d touring F11
    Bmw 330d touring F31
    Bmw 330d coupe E92
    Volvo 960 Cd estate, greedy bugger
    Mercedes W124 300d multivalve,loved the chip fat
    Porsche 997 C2
    Honda Civic Cdti
    Astra 1.6
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    VW Golf GTDi
    Subaru Impreza Turbo Terzo
    Mazda MX6
    Carlton 2.0 Cdi
    Mercedes 190e
    Orion Ghia i
    Audi 90 2.2
    Mini

    10 vans and a Jcb 533 105

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    An update regarding the turbo upgrade...

    The turbos which I purchased arrived and were not fit for purpose, play in shaft and damage to compressor wheel. eBay stepped in and has refunded me- thankfully!
    I will be getting a pair of freshly rebuilt turbos instead.

    Today, I spoke with Acid from MSL Performance who will do the work for me. The engine will be removed from the car to install the new turbos, at the same time a full service will be carried out, ect.

    Looking to book in end of September!
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Good job you're tall Alec as you will need deep pockets for that job!
    2010 Jaguar XJL V8 Portfolio.

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    True Steve, it wont be cheap, but should be well worth it- cant wait!
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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