Due to my old man being told to sell his E46 M3, he got a '15 C-Class with the really rough sounding 2lt engine. When my check engine light came on in the Zed, the Merc decided to do the same, so once we got my Zed sorted out with it's warranty this week, dad had to do the same thing with his Merc. Originally, mum refused to give up her JCW Mini (even though she never drove it herself) as it use to be the "family" car they used most of the time. It turns out that dads C-Class is actually way more economical than both my folks thought possible, with it returning a way better MPG than the JCW Mini did. Which is kinda how I ended up being able to use it as an P/X for my own car!
Because I only got the Zed back yesterday with it's new Cam position sensor, this morning was the first time I fire the car up after getting home. When I was waiting for him to hand his keys over, I turned the Zed off and when I restarted the car, the light was off. As we were so close to the dealer I got my Zed from, we dropped by just to make sure it was just a glitch due to a new part being installed.
I recently had someone line, tell me about a device that plugs into the OBD2 port and then syncs with an app on my phone, that allows me to have realtime information and gives me the ability to read fault codes. I was thinking this would be a really good solution for me to use, rather than just getting a normal fault reader. While I am covered by the warranty with the dealer, I'm making sure that there is nothing that can be used by the dealer to avoid having to sort any problems out. The guy seems pretty genuine and honest, but both dad and I have been burned pretty badly by people in the motor trade in years gone past, so we're being very cautious with doing anything until the warranty period has expired.
Yeah, it's not really the best standing around, looking and chatting about cars weather/time of year. I've been gutted that there are no "local" car meets/shows for me to go to this month! I've been on a car meet site called https://carhuddle.com/
trying to find something I could go to, just so I could do a long journey and show off my new pride and joy!
Papa_Zee wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Felix79 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
I was going through Woodstock to pick up my MR this afternoon and noticed another black MR parked on someone's driveway. It had CSL wheels on and was on an '06 plate.
My kingdom for CSLs!
My dad had a NOS set on his E46 M3. They are utterly stunning wheels and look just perfect on the Z4, but I just want to try something a bit different. When I mentioned on her I wanted to possibly put some classic style, multi-spoke Alpina wheels on my M, I got rather an unimpressed response from people. If I can't find some nice wheels to use next year, I can see myself going the CSL route. I would however prefer to stay with 18"s, as I think 19"s would alter the ride and feel in a negative way for me. Also I am still a bit undecided about how 19"s look with a Z4MR.