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    1. The chains may become a problem with existing...

      The chains may become a problem with existing OM651s at higher mileage. It's located on the wrong end of the engine for servicing.
      http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=127811
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      This sucks. This is one of those instances where...

      This sucks. This is one of those instances where a in car camera won't help. Since the offending party came from the side. Unless you have one for each direction. :banghead:
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      :laugh: I'm still wondering why this is such a...

      :laugh:
      I'm still wondering why this is such a good seller. Must be the low starting price for a prestigious brand and relatively low operating costs. The looks is secondary.
      That said, I'm sure...
    4. I drive a clapped-out Honda with peeling paint....

      I drive a clapped-out Honda with peeling paint. It's lower than low-key. I squeeze it into tight spots and rub the curb with it all the time. It's nice to not have to worry about curbing the BBS's or...
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      Not exactly flat. I'm contemplating the same for...

      Not exactly flat. I'm contemplating the same for some light weekend camping trips. With the front seats pushed forward I imagine it's long enough though.
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      Looks like the wheels and seats will bolt up to...

      Looks like the wheels and seats will bolt up to the Q5 just fine.:P
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      :thumbup: And you've already probably figured...

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      And you've already probably figured this out since you know a thing or three about machining and welding hardware. Always pick a a good datum scheme when you're designing parts. That way...
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      The CAD work looks nice. You don't look like a...

      The CAD work looks nice. You don't look like a first timer with a 3D package. I'm no Solidworks guy, but it's all the same stuff after a while.
      Keep up the excellent work. I love it every time you...
    9. http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/3371/whitemk258...

      http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/3371/whitemk258ib.jpg
      http://www.volksforum.com/albums/files/1/2/8/2/White_Mk2_12.jpg
    10. http://www.vwvortex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02...

      http://www.vwvortex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DSC_1913.jpg
      Those high bolsters in the sport seats attract unwanted creases from careless passengers. You can even see the creases in the autoshow...
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      They put BBS on lawn tractors nowadays? ...

      They put BBS on lawn tractors nowadays?



      Kidding. Nice ride.
    12. RWD I suppose? A four banger Turbo Diesel with...

      RWD I suppose? A four banger Turbo Diesel with good gas mileage is what this kind of vans really need. If this gets around mid 30s MPG combined this would be a win for Mercedes.
      I especially like...
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      The way of thinking is way different over there....

      The way of thinking is way different over there. Regulations are loosely implemented and followed. They can do whatever they deem acceptable at the time. Over-population seems to be overlooked, and...
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      I ended up with a Nillkin V series flip case. The...

      I ended up with a Nillkin V series flip case. The flip activates the screen upon opening. Very slick. No more wearing out the power button.
      The protection it offers seem decent, and it's pretty slim...
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      I have designed a few harnesses like these at...

      I have designed a few harnesses like these at work in the last few years(For commercial aircrafts, not for my own use, of course). Those bits that you're using look very familiar. I know what goes...
    16. And to add to that, 7.9 per corner of unsprung...

      And to add to that, 7.9 per corner of unsprung weight is like carry an extra 48lbs of extra vehicle weight per corner. (using a 1:6 unsprung:sprung ratio) So that roughly translates to 192lbs or...
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      I cheaped out on the Audi Nav. Didn't want to pay...

      I cheaped out on the Audi Nav. Didn't want to pay 3Gs for something that's half-baked. Instead, I went for a touchscreen upgrade that includes GPS and Movie playing and MP3 functions. It also has a...
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      I turn my wipers on so they can't get their hands...

      I turn my wipers on so they can't get their hands on the windshield.
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      OP, go pound sand. It's a public road. You don't...

      OP, go pound sand. It's a public road. You don't own it. They can park as long as the spot is open.

      My old neighbor always park in front of mine. I have no beef. They can do what they want. But...
    20. Ha! So, by your account, besides taking dumps 3...

      Ha! So, by your account, besides taking dumps 3 times a day at work. Everyone at work should buy electric cars and plug in at work, each pulling 15Amps off of the outlet for 8 hours to recharge our...
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