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TT Fleet Update: June 2015 – Mercedes, Maserati and Porsche

4200 Engine bay spring clean.

2012 Mercedes C180 Wagon

My first daily driver to be petrol in a very long time was welcomed into the fold and it’s my first ever Mercedes. After 300 miles over the first 6 weeks the petrol consumption seemed to be settle around 32 to 35 MPG. Let’s see how much I can improve that over the next few months.

2003 Maserati 4200

My first ever Italian car was stored away in the garage for the winter, these being soluble cars. Or so I was told. After the dark winter nights by herself she was more than happy to see some sunshine.

In the garage for winter cleaning.
In the garage for winter cleaning.

 

4200 getting ready for summer.
4200 getting ready for summer.

It’s first birthday under my stewardship was coming up and if I didn’t get it MOT’d and taxed, the warranty would run out without me getting my monies worth from it. I needn’t have worried, she passed her MOT without an advisory and has run sweet all month.

4200 Engine bay spring clean.
4200 Engine bay spring clean.

After a good winter clean, she’s now out of hibernation and ready for this years European trip, but that’s a much longer story.

4200 Wash for it's first 2015 outing.
4200 Wash for it’s first 2015 outing.


2003 996 911 Turbo

I took the 996 Turbo into the garage for a spring clean. Stripped a few bits off for cleaning.

911 in for spring clean.
911 in for spring clean.

 

911 Started stripping.
911 Started stripping.

 

911 Stripped further.
911 Stripped further.

 

911 Need to order new discs.
911 Need to order new discs.

I got the laptop out to check for fault codes.

911 Laptop to check for fault codes.
911 Laptop to check for fault codes.

Because I had these codes.

911 Found these codes.
911 Found these codes.

I removed this,

911 Traced fault to this.
911 Traced fault to this.

Which is under warranty, so I’ve ordered a new one and left her.

911 Under warranty.
911 Under warranty.

It started raining and I didn’t fancy my legs sticking out in the rain, so I took my seat out to get to the phone control unit instead, see if I can figure out why it’s stopped working? Only 4 torx bolts holding it in………

911 drivers seat removal.
911 drivers seat removal.

 

911 driver seat out.
911 driver seat out.

 

911 Phone module.
911 Phone module.
911 Rained off.
911 Rained off.

Waiting for the rain to stop….