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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    as I originally posted this topic has a firm date been decided upon and if so I suppose I will have to park elsewhere so as not to put the m3's to shame when I fire up 4.3 litres of V8 Merc muscle - ok perhaps that was a bit strong (M3 Coupe on order - Merc given marching orders)

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    I'll be there to keep you boys in order!!

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    Thorney the Amersham/Beaconsfield road is the A355 isn't it?

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    i think you will find it was my original idea !!!!! Allright you boys thought of date / venue / pretty much everything!
    It says all welcome, do I park Merc in different pub / road / town? And I presume Z8 drivers will be buying the drinks ?

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Free hairdoo's all round buddy boys,the Z8 is coming to blow you mothers away and i'm not going to go in convoy this time!.



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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Matt, yep - the A355. The one with the 'entertaining' hill on it.

    Mercs are welcome, but must wear a big card board hat with 'D' on it and park in the puddle.

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    Stuart you're right that it was your idea/post earlier on. I just took the lead on from there as it was something that I'd mentioned before. I'd missed the 22nd December meeting and really wanted to get another meet arranged ASAP.
    No offence meant Matey

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    Very bloody trying if you ask me

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    I'll get my coat...

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Matt - I'll hold your coat! So, Merc welcome ? I'll bring my BM order with me as proof I'm not a spy / imposter.

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    Go for it Stuart Fancy going in convoy from Hertfordshire?
    You too Jonathan (Chins)we could meet you en route??

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    Bloody hell!!! That will be a convoy to avoid.

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    Yeah keep death off the roads, drive on pavment

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    OK - I'm up for a convoy - transport company with over 50 trucks! Perhaps I'll just bring the silver beast - I'll keep it in third so as not to put too much distance between us!

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    Stuart, Just keep it in Auto like all the other Mercs

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Yeah, and remember to leave the slippers and pipe @ home. You wouldn't want them to get dirty now..

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    MERCEDES BENZ DRIVING TEST

    1. Before changing lanes you should:

    (A) signal.
    (B) check for traffic.
    (C) both a & b.
    (D) just swing into the lane without doing either a or b.

    2. The top light on a traffic signal is:

    (A) red.
    (B) yellow.
    (C) green.
    (D) Who cares, it doesn't apply to me anyway.

    3. The speed limit in a residential area is:

    (A) 35 MPH.
    (B) 25 MPH.
    (C) 45 MPH.
    (D) I paid 65,000 for this car, I'll drive as fast as I want.

    4. In Scotland, when a pedestrian enters a zebra crossing, you should:

    (A) slow to a walking pace.
    (B) go around the block.
    (C) stop.
    (D) speed up and honk your horn.

    5. In the rest of the country, when a pedestrian enters a zebra crossing, you should:

    (A) maintain your speed.
    (B) slow a little.
    (C) slow a lot.
    (D) speed up and don't bother honking your horn.

    6. Your may make a left turn from the right lane:

    (A) never.
    (B) when there is a left turn arrow.
    (C) on Sunday at 2 A.M.
    (D) When ever you damn well feel like it.

    7. When a school bus has flashing red lights, you:

    (A) must stop.
    (B) may pass on the left after checking.
    (C) may pass after slowing to 5 MPH.
    (D) use your car phone to order Chinese food while passing on the left.

    8. When you hear an emergency vehicle siren, you should:

    (A) pull to the right and stop.
    (B) pull into the nearest car wash.
    (C) roll down your windows.
    (D) turn up the radio and ignore it.

    9. You may make a U-turn in front of a fire station:

    (A) never.
    (B) when the doors are closed.
    (C) if there are no police around.
    (D) when you have missed your turn.

    10. When approaching a traffic light where cars are stopped, you should:

    (A) relax.
    (B) watch the signal.
    (C) stop a safe distance back from the car in front.
    (D) call your wife/secretary on your car phone so everyone can see that you have a car phone.

    11. When turning onto a side street, you should signal:

    (A) two blocks before turning.
    (B) two car lengths before turning.
    (C) two miles before turning.
    (D) what for, if the guy behind me hits me, I'll sue him.

    12. A U-turn in a business district is legal:

    (A) only at an intersection.
    (B) always.
    (C) never.
    (D) if I pass a sale at the jewelers.

    13. Parking in a disabled space is permitted:

    (A) never.
    (B) on Sunday.
    (C) if there is a fire hydrant.
    (D) when I'll only be there for five minutes.

    14. What is your annual gross income:

    (A) 10,000-20,000.
    (B) 20,000-40,000.
    (C) 40,000-80,000.
    (D) 80,000 and up.

    Scoring
    If you answered 'd' on every question, you have a perfect score. You are certified to drive a Mercedes Benz Automobile. You may, at your discretion, proceed to your nearest Mercedes Benz authorized distributor and select the Mercedes Benz Automobile of your choice.

    If you answered a, b, or c on two or fewer questions, you may request a retest in two weeks time. Please study the Mercedes Benz motor vehicle guide in preparation for your retest.

    If you answered a, b, or c on more than two questions, we're sorry, you just don't have the proper attitude to be a Mercedes Benz Automobile driver. Perhaps you should consider a BMW.


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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Thanks boys - got to go Ovaltine ready

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    Stuart, I would worry it is just Gareth trying to steal all the glory. This is the only way he can do it!!!

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    Well I try John..I try

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    Will just see you there then Stuart, don't want to hold you up too much..
    Cheers.

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    Trying to get some support for the meeting from the M5 boys on BMWM5.com as I wont have mine until 1st March

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    Re: Herts/Beds/Bucks Meet

    Look forward to it (I'll be the roaring V8 silver blur momentarily in view through your side window). Dont get upset I will let you sit in it for a treat!!!

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    steering wheel noises

    When turning the steering wheel while parking I hear a squeaking sound or a high pitch sound. Is this just the power steering doing its thing or will i have to replace some fluids?

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    Re: steering wheel noises

    Check your power steering fluid level, its the small beige tank near the washer tank, front right as you look down at the engine bay. I had a leak in my steering rack, and when the fluid got low, all manner of horrible sounds were emitted from parking manoevours. Make sure you get any replacement fluid needed from VW or Audi, as apparently its "special stuff".

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    Re: steering wheel noises

    Thanks AndyMac. Will go and check know.

 

 

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