Someone Else's Problem: TAXIIIIIII!!! - 2006 Mercedes E200 T Kompressor Manual Wagon!

Bugger, didn't think of that. :(

I did think that the thing you had plugged in to the 12V socket looked like a transmitter but I wasn't sure. In that case the unit you were looking at would be a clean solution. Like my Freelander, it's a shame the car doesn't still have a cassette player!

I actually would use an FM transmitter over a cassette adapter any day. The audio quality in those I have found to be so thin, its like a HPF was put in around 250Hz.
 
I actually would use an FM transmitter over a cassette adapter any day. The audio quality in those I have found to be so thin, its like a HPF was put in around 250Hz.
Now I've totally got to dig out my old cassette adapter and try it in my Braun C1. :LOL:

The 'proper' adapter looks great.
 
I would just spend the money and get a proper adapter, whatever that is, if at all possible. I had Grom Audio in my 2004 V70 back in the day, an overly complicated piece of kit that worked well if you just steered clear of most of the features. :LOL: This was also a decade ago to their products might be less flaky.

To clarify: plugging in my iphone via 30-pin worked fine. Bluetooth sounded like a robot.
 
My '05 Civic was the same. Used an FM transmitter because rural Scotland is not known for it's radio station density, doesn't work down here because cities yo. The cable to convert it to accept aux was actually cheap (£50 I think?), but pulling the radio out sounded like a nightmare...
 
Hit a milestone today.

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And not a single breakdown?

My '05 Civic was the same. Used an FM transmitter because rural Scotland is not known for it's radio station density, doesn't work down here because cities yo. The cable to convert it to accept aux was actually cheap (£50 I think?), but pulling the radio out sounded like a nightmare...
I hadn't considered the station density, mine came pre-set to 107.7 and that just seems to work fine wherever I go in the area, even into Leicester there's still no interference. I don't think I got any on the roadtrip I took oop narth either. :dunno:

I should note that on the Mazda I fitted a stubby antenna that basically eliminates 80% of radio stations, due to the transmitter being in the car it still worked without any antenna at all! The Freelander has a full length wand but has no issues.
 
And not a single breakdown?

Nope, just a leaky air spring that has been replaced as you know. Smooth sailing in the Fregatte.
 
Until next season. ❤️

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Over new years I spent time at @Adunaphel's and others. The second day a @loose_unit sends me a photo of a greenish wet spot under my car. :|

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It would seem a leak in the radiator has started and 2 hours later grew. I assessed, checked the overflow tank and it had, what I would consider as still ok, Mercedes says Nein.

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So I put some coolant in, let it warm up, drove around the block to get up to operating temp, parked it for 6 hours. Took some finalgearians for sushi with the rest and checked the following morning. The leak was less this time around but still there, not enough to make the system go "ACK ACK" but it went down. I decided to drive over to @loose_unit's and assess better.

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What you could see if you closed one eye, and looked from the fan blades in the lower drivers side is a wet spot with coolant seeping out. It's not immediately noticeable because the W211 Mercedes is aerodynamically covered up and so you have to fill up the cover before it overflows from the drain holes. :D AS A HOLDOVER TO GET HOME, we got some radiator stop leak, ran the engine for 10 minutes with the heat on high and shut it off. I checked this morning, and there was no extra coolant outside of the little bit that came out the first time when stopping here was found. So the stop leak is actually holding. This will keep things from hopefully getting worse and give me time to find a shop.

Mostly though, I am ok with the stop leak for this reason alone:


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_kDiQb7lE
I will not be leaving it for a year or more, but it's not like this stuff is going to completely gum up passageways like the Rule of Thumb mechanics like to tell you. I have a 3.5-4hr drive home, so yeah, I would prefer to not have a coolant leak.
 
Stop leak is still holding strong, however I did make an appointment for next Monday at a mechanic's shop within walking distance. Yay....
 
Frustrations.

So, clearly there was a leak from the radiator over new years, yeah? Put some stop leak in to ensure i can get home safely. Visit mechanic, he charges the system to 2bar. Couldnt find a leak.

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It's still not leaking? :-D

Nope. My worry is it will leak far away from home some day soon….

There’s a „service G“ in about 25 days, when that comes around i will bug the shop again and say „i am not asking anymore. Please replace the radiator and flush the coolant system.“

Fucking temporary fix had become permanent. :D
 
Washed it today. <3

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Does BaWü even have enough water to get the entire car wet?

The recent snow melt from the Black Forest helped :)
 
So, one set of pins is already used, can I just use the other on the right, @Nugget ??

The orange surrounded Jack.

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