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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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What is bothering you?

What is annoying you?

There are several small things I tend to ignore that bother me a lot about my car!

A noise under the dashboard, sagging sun visors, odometer not counting, damaged window felts, etc.

Are there any samll annoying things about your MB that you know you can but haven't fixed?
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Odometer and gear selector indicator, I know they are fixable but too much trouble at this point. just couldn't be bothered
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Need to replace a leaking heater core. Just not ready to take the whole dash apart and be out of service for that long. There is that door stop that's not working either.
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Interior lights. And the vacuum locking mechanisms for the doors, though I unhooked the system on purpose when troubleshooting a vacuum leak.
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On the w108:
dome light keeps falling out
headliner has pulled out along top of rear windshield
clock inoperable
delaminating windshield wood trim
blower stopped working

On the w110:
clock works at random
ratty windlace
sticky outside air flap lever
missing left underdash panel
broken driver's upper door panel trim

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My euro impact panels still haven't shown up for the e55. Stupid US models

The Falkens I have on the E55 are crap. Worst tires I've driven on besides Goodyears. As soon as snow season comes, I am planning on doing many burnouts to destroy them, so I can put some MPSS's on it come spring time.

Front windshield is slightly pitted, so I need to replace that eventually... maybe I'll just let the next guy worry about that though. I just don't feel like it.

The 300sel is having some teething issues: needs paint, rust repair, new airbags and pump (basically the whole system which costs $6k plus my time to install), wood trim needs refinished, front seats need recovered, SS trim needs polishing.

My mother's 280se 4.5 needs a PS pump and new whitewall Michelins (wherever those can be found at this time is beyond me).

The Alfa needs a new windshield washer pump and reservoir.

That's about it! Everything else is working great for the time being.

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My W210 E55 Rims are peeling , the rim restore guy keeps avoiding me, Need new Shocks and brakes , doing that next week. My 02 Audi's dreaded suspension light is on and the car wont raise past level one. New bags and pump done , i think its a sensor. Need to diag it b4 the cold weather comes around.
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I hate it....

Two very small chips, exactly on my line of sight
Damaged and faded window channels and felts, they make my old car look old!
Brocken and noisy quarter window seals. Every time I pass 35mph I can here the wind noise and I hate it!
Odometer not working. I hate to change the oil by time instead of distance!
Miniscule water damaged in wood veneer, next to the ignition key.
Sun roof dragging and leaking
Mystery short in rear left turn signal
Trunk light not working
Passenger seat belt not fully installed, make me feel guilty every time I have a passenger onboard.
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Mystery short in rear left turn signal

Usually a ground issue, I had to take mine out several times cleaning connections until I got it right.


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Oh - where to begin!

Every time I go out, "Wow man - beautiful car!"

I'm thinking: clock, odometer, dome light, window felts, leaking tail light lens, chips, door dings, poor respray of trunk, worse buff out of hood (repaint everything???)

Each by itself a minor annoyance (except maybe respraying everything - but is it worth it?)

At least the Becker works and she purrs like a kitten!
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