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Hi,
Some general Q’s

1, I’ve just upgraded my wheels to 18�x 8.5� with 255x45x18 tyres.
The steering now feels a little “twitchy�, is this because of the tyres being so wide that they are following the groves of the road.

2, Brakes – Last week I changed my front discs + pads at a local Merc garage.
I now get a faint squeak when I brake or when I turn the car. Is this due to the new discs?

3, Boot sensor – I have an electric boot release on my remote, however it does not appear to be as effective as my c/l activation button. Is there a particular area on the car where I need to point the remote for the boot release?

4, Fuel gauge – When the needle goes into the red and the light comes on, the needle gets very temperamental. Some times it shows flat bottom of the gauge, and some times it shows at the top of the red part. Is this normal for it to swing so much in the red area?

Cheers

Amo
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For the question #3

The sensor isn't a model of pleasure.
Maybe you have do this from ...


For the question #3

The sensor isn't a model of pleasure.
Maybe you have do this from the front of the car, and certainly it's not a double-clik on computer mouse, but two slowly pressions on the button.

Hope this will help you.
 

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I’ve just upgraded my wheels to 18�x 8.5� with 255x45x18 tyres.
The steering now feels a little “twitchy�, is this because of the tyres being so wide that they are following the groves of the road.
I have ordered new wheels and tires as well for my S320. The wheel size is same as yours but the tire size is 245-45-18. I can assume 255 is definately a wide thick tire. It could that the bumps on the road are letting the tire touch the fenders.

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sensor

The sensor is located in the rearview mirror. It is the black knob that sticks down from the mirror. I have an E320 with the sensor... It's a little picky, but once you get used to it, it works fine. You can open the trunk with two clicks through the back window if you are VERY close to the car.
 
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