I'm still going to be the
's advocate here ........................
All Cars have certain jobs that are an absolute Bears ass.
I'm just doing a Rear Lower Swivel on my R170, yep you heard that right, a Swivel, not a Bush, an actual Metal on Metal Swivelling Bush, in the bottom of the Rear Hub Carrier, where the Large Wishbone attaches, that big one with plastic cover, like on W220 / C215 .................. I'd imagine the S Class and CL has this too, believe it or not I've never had to do one.
It's the one arm that you don't get in a Febi Kit, where the Airmatic or ABC Shock bolts on to, or in the Case of the R170, the Spring seats in it and the Shocker bolts on
That swivelling bush is the only bit that I haven't replaced on that back end, and yeah, every time our roads are dry, the squeak squeak squeak dry metallic squeak from Right rear returns.
Easy enough, you'd think, about 4 bolts, well yeah, sort of, but just try getting it out of the Hub Carrier without completely removing everything and using a Press
It's done now, but remember I have a lift and more than fully equipped workshop ..............
My point, regarding this topic, well ....................
The R170 is one of the easiest Cars to work on, I reckon I could strip it to a Bare Shell, all into individual parts over Saturday and maybe a bit of Sunday
Airbags on a 211,
, but Airbags on a 212 , and Compressor, and Valve Block, all an absolute doddle did the full set in about 2 hours recently.
Back to the 722.9 Valve Blocks that are a theft relevant part, and need SCN Coding, or at least 3rd party intervention, well hey W200 has a Shifter that is a theft relevant part and cannot be coded by SDS unless you buy a brand new one or find someone who will actually Virginise one for you to unlock it .....................
Gonna go out on a limb here and say is it just perhaps the
ya know is better than the
ya don't ?????????????????????????
It's no good asking me, I'm just a grumpy old git who swears at most cars at some point, so it's only my 10p worth, but I'm working on late stuff and still never had one I can't fix, and still never needed a Main Stealermothership to do any programming etc