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  1. Thread: GL owners

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    Re: GL owners

    Look more like "road" tyre to me.
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    Re: Valuation needed mb e320 sedan 2003

    That is correct, insurers (like Santam) will pay you the retail value according to the Auto Dealers guide (Transunion) value.

    Yes, it may be worthwhile to rather "drive it into a tree" than...
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    Re: Valuation needed mb e320 sedan 2003

    The value is correct, I work on Santam's vehicle value system that is duly updated every month.

    However, book value is not necessary what you will get/pay for it.
  4. Re: Smaller 18/19" Rims for 500 GL - Available ?

    Yup 8-)
  5. Re: Smaller 18/19" Rims for 500 GL - Available ?

    go for 20" with 275/55x20 all terrain. 18" will not work, does not go over front calipers. Tried & failed
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    Re: GL350 (X164) - rear shock - Where?

    Shock is noisy when going over speedhumps, and covered in shock oil.
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    Re: GL350 (X164) - rear shock - Where?

    Yes
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    Re: GL350 (X164) - rear shock - Where?

    Dankie, ek het toe gebruik gemaak van Airshock centre. Hulle gee 12mde waarborg, en het maar R 4950 gekos.

    Incomex was op R 7500 + VAT, ook met 12mde waarborg.
    Goldwagen = R 10 000 - Bilstein
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    GL350 (X164) - rear shock - Where?

    Hi almal, waar gaan ek beste prys in Pta omgewing kry vir agter shock?
  10. Thread: GL owners

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    Re: GL owners

    I just had a sound coming from left side after leaking shock was replaced. Turned out the tyre shop that my mecchie used never tightened all the control arms etc when they did wheel alighnment after...
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz GL???

    Yes, I have done quite some offroading with him. Ground clearance is amazing (310mm) in fact it makes offroading kinda boring. The TC is brilliant (I was used to the TC on my Pajero DiDc) and should...
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz GL???

    OK, I have a 2011 350CDi major fix is the air bellows / shocks at aprox 150000km (can cost you anything from R 1500 to R 7000 to replace the bellow or complete shock)
    They usually start right front,...
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    Re: You know you are stuck when...

    as jy te lui is om tyres af te blaas...::)
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    Re: Vito suspension lift

    Just check the clearance over your calipers with smaller rim size. I wanted to fit 18" on my GL, and they did not clear the calipers.
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    Re: Vito suspension lift

    I'm sure Uys (Stofpad 4x4) would be able to help you.
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    Re: 2014 GL350 Bluetec- Why not?

    I religiously add a bottle of Wynns diesel injector cleaner every 5000km since day 1 I started driving diesels. Never had any issues with injectors, even fueling abroad at suspect stations (Moz,...
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    Re: 2014 GL350 Bluetec- Why not?

    I went for a GL because "dead fish follow the stream"

    Take a Innovation warranty with top up option.

    Then:
    -They are VERY capable (makes de Wildt boring) the traction control is just amazing,...
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    Also have only heard good things of them, although I've never used them.
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    I can vouch for them, both my Mercs only go there. Richard (owner) goes out of his way to help.

    Tell him Pierre sent you, you and look angry.. ;)
  20. Thread: My W116 280 SE

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    Re: My W116 280 SE

    Ohh, that is nice. Myself in the market for old Merc.
  21. Thread: Dream bike ?

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    Re: Dream bike ?

    This.... 8-)
  22. Thread: Adventure Bike

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    Re: Adventure Bike

    Very good experience - speak to Herman if you go

    Then try

    https://www.adasa.co.za/

    Do the weekend course, you will NEVER look back - Speak to Hein
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    Re: GCC diesel ownership costs

    If it is the 350d engine, my GL services cost no more than my 3.2DiDc Pajero's cost. Even b.pads etc same price range.
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    I prefer the Gazelle... ::)
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    Yup, however it allows you to open & close it manually should it give you shait somewhere.
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    Fixed it with L brackets to the roofrack. The unsupported section of the aluminium backing (you buy it at Campworld for something like R300 as a option with the awning) is quite rigid. Very steady up...
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    GL with optional spare wheel carrier. Cost something like R 37k
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    Perhaps this one, minus stuff on roofrack?
    I have Cooper Zeon 275/55x20 on him.
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    Re: Which Scooter for High School Kid??

    This one gets my vote... :cool:
  30. Thread: Dream bike ?

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    Re: Dream bike ?

    Riding it :cool:

    556580
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    Re: Merc X- class closing its doors

    Yes, R100k discount.
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    Re: Model cars 1:18 scale

    I have a couple of 1:18 models I would like to sell or swop for some that I do not have.
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    Re: Model cars 1:18 scale

    en nog, miesies redelik knorrig..::)
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    Re: How to organise/classify a record collection

    There is a neat app that you can download for free called DISCOGS gives you the value of your collection, and you can use it to check that you do not buy doubles like I have.. ::)
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    Re: W205 service extension

    In Centurion is place called Imcomex 012-6610110 they sell real (German) spares for Merc/BMW/Audi etc

    I bought b.pads for my GL from them last year. Whilst waiting for my goods, a person with...
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