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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2015, 11:44:41 AM »

I regularly need to raise the pedal and press it again to get reverse

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2015, 09:14:50 PM »

Didn't you have any of these 'quirks' with your old forfour? No excuse for not knowing...

my old one had none of the quirks this new one has... it only ever crunched in reverse but it went in to gear every time smoothly.

raising the pedal and then trying again doesn't always work.

in regards to the other problems.

problem 2 - seams to have improved since i put a new tyre on the LR, the RR was at 6mm and the old one was between 4.5-3mm, although once i get my expense money back ill be buying a pair of new tyres for the front and then off to get it 4 wheel aligned.

problem 3 - i slackened the drive belt off and went for a run and its still squealing/gurgling, its ok until it gets above 3,500 RPM on hard acceleration, figured the coolant level may have been low just enough for it to suck air through the pipe work, so i topped it up and over filled it a little. next plan is to remove the drive belt and give it a quick run just to eliminate the pulley side of the engine.... but there is however the question of the K&N panel air filter which is fitted, would it squeal/gurgle on hard acceleration in gear but not in neutral with the clutch pedal up

problem 5 - iv managed to find a high horn but need to get hold of a low horn so i can replace wheezy for a nice Jaguar duel tone horn

problem 6 - im going to get one of the parts lad to phone a Mercedes dealer in group and get a price.

problem 7 - i think i might leave the rear wiper as it is.

i have also hit a sticky wicket as well, i know HID conversions are a gray area in regards to the MOT and i did ask Merc of Leeds if they would fail, and they said it would, but that was on my old car without headlamp power wash, but my new one has headlamp power wash...
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 10:13:38 PM »

dude - fit them!

they are NOT a fail

if your headlamp washers dont work then it will be a fail

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2015, 06:55:13 AM »

but its up to the tester if they fail or not.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2015, 07:18:23 AM »

Erm - not really - he has to follow the guidance as issued

Otherwise it would be chaos

He can only fail hids for not being aligned

He can't fail tyres because in his opinion they aren't quite black enough

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2015, 12:29:11 PM »

Don't fit hids, get the new LED 40W. More light and instant start up. Phillips do a good one for h7
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2015, 04:52:47 PM »

links??

i've not seen "philips" versions.....only ones distributed by aliexpress using so called "philips" chips

i'm still v dubious about the ability to produce the light output from a halogen based headlamp unit

interested in them though but they seem to be over double the price of HIDs and will still have the same issue of legality vs MOT PLUS LEDs (especially at this wattage) produce a LOT of heat whereas HID are cold.... just some things to bear in mind.

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2015, 07:27:30 PM »

as JJ has said, link please.

i bought a set of LED conversions of amazon, similar to this kit http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016ICILSQ?keywords=led%20conversion%20kit&psc=1&qid=1449861792&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1-spons as they take up 'less room' in the headlight... needless to say if i got the holder clipped in, i couldnt get the bulb in, and if put the holder on the bulb, i could get it in to the bulb hole but couldnt get the spring clip on...

Philips, to my recollection dont make LED conversions, but the makers use the Philips LED chip.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2015, 04:18:57 AM »

G'day mr singh,
Have you got the little niggles on your new Forfour fixed yet, I ask as we have not had an update for a little while.
Hope all is fixed now.
Greetings,
Eddie
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 07:37:43 AM »

with it being christmas i haven't had much time to mess around with my forfour, although saying that i did take the belt off the engine and went for a quick drive and iv come to the conclusion that it needs a new clutch, i know alex has mentioned this but i think the release bearing is noisy.

thinking the air filter was related to the gurgling as it was a K&N panel filter, i figured id take it out and put a standard filter back in, but there have been no holes drilled in the air box, and i didn't want it in... but saying that i do miss the noise it made, so it looks like it might be getting re-oiled and fitted.

still doing some research on the lights, i know HID's are a straight forward fit but i am intrigued buy LED conversions, but the space is limited and the LED conversions for limited space take up too much space. i bought a fan-less set and i couldnt get the bulb in when the bulb clip was fitted and couldnt get the bulb securing clip fitted once the bulb and holder were fitted ???. talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

i have now been payed and my travel expenses have come through so 2 tires will be ordered and it'll be booked in with kwik-fit for a wheel alignment soon after hopefully... id do it at work but we dont have a 4 wheel alignment machine anymore.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2016, 08:02:31 AM »

How's it all progressing?

Any pics yet??

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2016, 10:24:31 PM »

progress...

clutch issue seams to be getting better strangely, its easier to get in to and out of gear more now than when it was delivered to me. dont get me wrong it still puts up a fight now and then but not as often now.

the rattle/squeak/bearing type noisy under hard acceleration, i now think it isn't the release bearing, but a broken heat shield over the exhaust manifold which is 'tied up' with what i can only describe as a wire from one of them green woven wire fences.

front tires fitted and now i just need its wheel alignment checking and adjusting. i got a pair of 'Prestivo' tires as they were rated 'C' for wet grip and 'C' for fuel efficiency and about 72db of road noise... rated EXACTLY the same as Conti Sportcontact 5 but for about half the price

window switch, i haven't even had time to myself let alone getting to or phoning Mercedes to get one ordered... got the parts lad to phone one dealer in group for the switch and gear box oil and the out come was it would be easier to go to Mercedes of Leeds and get the gear oil and switch.

when i do get time to get to Mercedes im going to find out if it is a proper SB3, any body could have bought an engine cover plaque and brabus badges of ebay. the closest Brabus dealer to me is the Mercedes dealer in Harrogate... and with the original reg number beginning with YO, it seam plausible that it could have been sold by Mercedes of Harrogate.

next weekend im servicing my uncles 200,000 mile Civic diesel, so hopefully when i get payed ill be buying a set if HID conversions...
these ones...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017WBA1M6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&smid=A2RF9MOY58FR31

or these ones
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017UN41R2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=A2RF9MOY58FR31
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2016, 10:44:05 PM »

Not 6000k - too bluish

And personally i would go for a company like hids direct

All sounds good though

JJ

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2016, 09:15:03 AM »

I agree with JJ in regards to HID's...the whitest light is given by 4500k.
And I'd also with going to HIDs Direct.  (They have a website + on ebay)
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2016, 09:25:58 AM »

i can change the colour, they were the ones im thinking of getting. might get the 5000K, i really would like them to look like OEM ones, plus they come with 3 years warranty.
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