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    Sterling Europa 520

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  1. As a percentage they don’t sell very many but they seem to stick to a tried and trusted construction technique as opposed to the other European brands which seem to be ever changing their construction to mitigate water ingress failures that were fairly common.
  2. Iv been wanting the 350 engine on either the c-class or e class for some time now but with my C-class now doing the same mpg (post update) as the V6 E-class I can see that change happening sooner rather than later.
  3. The E350 is a lovely car and that V6 diesel in estate form will hopefully be my next tow car. Thinking circa 2017.
  4. It covers both the cheat device and subsequent lower market value of the vehicle as a direct result of the engine management update. The class action lawsuit in America was successful so the hope here is that the same arguments can be used in the EU. It’s on a no win no fee basis currently but Mercedes are fighting it as the most common engine involved is found right across their European range including commercial vehicles. Time will tell, either way no matter what they tell you do not get this update!
  5. DO NOT GET IT. Myself and thousands of other Mercedes diesel car owners are currently taking group legal action against Mercedes due to this ECU update that was in relation to their dieselgate software that affected cars from 2008-2016 including 250 cdi Diesel engines and blue tech engines. Basically my c-class was doing 50mpg mixed motoring and immediately after the update this time last year it dropped to 41mpg max. Despite what the dealer may tell you it’s an option engine update and not part of a VOSA recall so there is literally no reason to get it done. The ins and outs are that it
  6. The self levelling rear suspension and AMG trim / firmer suspension works wonders at stopping the caravan from bouncing on the rear. My c-Class ball limit is 75kg but managed to get it fairly close without too much bother. I put the leisure battery in the rear footwell of the car or just don’t take it at all. Spare wheel sits just past rearward side of the axle inside and a few inches either side brings about a 5-10kg difference in nose weight. Unless you REALLY like high maintenance bills for the ML I’d stay clear of it at that age. I speak as someone who was prepared to drop some serious mon
  7. C-Class estate C250 here but same platform as the E and toes a 1460kg perfectly even in side winds. As above it would tow awful unless the rear tyres in particular are set from 36psi to 48psi and with the XL load tyres. M - Class of that era means big bills and below average reliability in contrast to the 2012 era E-Class which is widely regarded as one of the best made cars of recent years.
  8. It wouldn’t be as it’s for professional medical use only some paramedics are still not equipped with them which is madness.
  9. So as my front joining roof/front panel rail also needed doing I though I would try this first before the rail as it looked simpler and obviously a much smaller area. What a Shi** of a job, started at 8:30 this morning and only just finished now and I still have to replace the rail plastic insert and and some CT1 into a couple of screw holes and over the heads. Anyway pics below from before through the job to after, slight issue was the fact my W4 tape was only JUST wide enough so I had to tap along with a rubber mallet when it was complete to make sure I got a right fitting and to see mastic
  10. Il be the source for this for now but you never ever take off a tourniquet until the patient is in an hospital environment as blood work ups need to be done to check for potential toxins and supportive treatment on standby in the case of toxic shock which becomes a significant risk after 15 minutes of tourniquet being applied correctly. If using the tourniquet on a crush injury then you NEVER remove it. Tourniquets are certainly a life saving intervention but ideally the casualty needs to get to a hospital within 1 hour of it being applied. Once applied label the time of applicati
  11. 2 free flow adult oxygen masks 2 free flow paediatric masks Opi plastic airways size 1-5 bag valve mask with infant adapter and filter suction kit I-Gel airway 2 bottles 02 1 bottle of Entonox with bite stick, free flow and on demand valves AED Defibulator set with spare pads Pulse oximeter Glyceryl trinitrate asprin paracetamol glucogel salbutamol spacer Abdominal large trauma bandage Israeli dressing small with windlass combat application tourniquet x 2 fracture straps Adult neck brace Infa
  12. Just come back from a long weekend in Brecon and with winter on the way from Wednesday I decided to have a crack at the middle roof vent replacement. Used a foam swell board with a concave shape upside down to spread my weight on the roof while I was up there. The only thing that made this one a pain, and I’m still not convinced it’s a great seal is the fact my roof skin is very flexing in the middle of the roofline with the W4 mastic strip having to very much conform to the bend in the roof. If I had my time again I would have lay a second layer strip on the side with the big dip jay to make
  13. Having just done exactly as you have outlined above for 8 nights in St Mawes it was cheaper than even 1 night in a holiday cottage in Cornwall during peak season. We stayed for 8 night for £170 Plenty of good things to do, Eden project, seal sanctuary and national aquarium in Plymouth just to name a few!
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