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    Dear fellow W205 owners, Just to keep you guys noted about my recent experience, with a terrible fuel leak. It started about 2 weeks back, that i notice the presence of fuel (by smell) almost each morning. As i had to rush daily to send the family to school and work.. i only could check after the end of the first commute. Opening up the hood, there is no more fuel smell, used torch to shine onto the undertray and its dry... so i left as it is. just over the weekend, since i had more time in the morning, i started the car, popped the hood and decided to check.... i started to smell the same fuel smell again... so started to shine my torch at the undertray.... i could see a puddle (which i initially tot it was water residue).... Just a min into the engine warming up, i start to see dripping! i immediately headed down to the workshop and have them check the car. Again, because the car has fully warmed up, there was no more leak! trays were just slightly wet and nearly dried up. Workshop then noticed the fuel stains around the high pressure fuel pump, and told me to leave the car overnight so they can check the next morning when the engine is cold again. True enough, they found the source of the leak. the factory clamp on the fuel return hose was not tight enough. After inspecting the hose, they said the hose was good, just the factory clamp wasnt tight enough. So they added another clamp and this fixed the fuel leak. I will monitor for the next few days to see if its really resolved. If you encounter the same issue where you cold start your car, and you smell presence of fuel, please do check for leaks, it can be as simple as checking if your undertray is wet or damp. I have checked that the a/c water drain will not drip at that same spot where the fuel leak is. I attached some pics to show you the leak, and the source of the fuel leak. As there is no modifications made to the fuel delivery of the car, i consider this a production defect from the factory. My car is purchased from PI, and even the PI told me this is not considered as wear and tear, and they will warrant the change of parts if needed. Hope this helps any bros, as fuel leak is a very highly dangerous situation we will want to avoid! IMG_3590.MOV
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    This is a common issue among older cars as the rubber seals in the headlights are no longer tight. There are workshops that can help to open up the headlight and change the seal inside. I personally go to Tong Lee Wee at Lengkok Bahru but I believe that there are other workshops providing a similar service. The cost should be in the low hundreds.
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    The answer can easily be found on YouTube with step by step instructions. A bit hard to instruct you here. Basically, take out the metal key and push it into the side of the key hole and the back should pop out.
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    Ordered a set of AMG Line bodykit. Original. Unpainted. With diamond grille, front bumper, side skirt, rear, compatible with 360degree camera. Change in plans. Looking to let go. Pm pls
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    Thanks! will keep a look out. Congrats! Mine is Mojave Silver... hope this color will be suitable for Diamond Grill.
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    Look for our site sponsor Sonic Racing. I believe Steve can make your dream come true....he has various types of grilles including Diamond grille.
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    so here's the quick update after collecting my car. First attached pic with the fuel leak circled in red, is on the stock clamp. Unfortunately the vid file is too large to upload, but basically on startup, the hose immediately got wet and covered with leaking fuel. The issue is not from the hose but from the clamp which is not tight enough. So the workshop replaced this with the screw type clamp. fired up the car and no more leaks. simple fix and lucky to avoid any further issues like accidental fires... will continue to monitor for the coming days.... hopefully this is the end of this particular issue. *fingers crossed*
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    You're welcome! Enjoy your ride and happy motoring!
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    Beside paying the 10 years COE you've to add in the PARF rebate which you forgo for around $15K Depreciation = (10 years COE + PARF rebate)/10 so probably about <$5k/yr Though road tax is a small amount, but expect to pay 10% increase each year for the next 5 years Depends on the mileage but expect to pay more in maintenance as compared to the 1st 5 to 8 years. My 7.5 years old W212 has hit >180K km Changed alternator due to leaking oil from Turbo Changed Turbo Changed Gearbox defective PCBA Changed Timing Cam Gear - teeth worn out - change Changed 1 faulty exhaust valve Changed rear shock absorbers, so front likely to come soon. (Maybe soon - decarbonizing or top overhaul or engine overhaul, water pump, radiator, hoses, pulley belts, brake servo pump, engine ECU, Gear Box mechatronics, gear box, etc - don't really know - with 180K km any thing is possible to happen) - friend 9 yr old E350 did engine overhaul due to leaking engine oil Not counting the periodical engine & gear box mountings, disc rotors & pads, battery, pulley belts, hoses, So you don't really know what else will keep coming especially a high mileage car. My younger Bro is renewing his C200 in 4 months time, well kept car, low mileage and he owns that car for quite some time and he knows the condition of his car well. If I renew my COE in about 2.5 yrs time if the amount say $40k + Forgo PARF Rebate ($30) = $7K/yr - still low. I'll be deciding to change to a newer 1 or 2 years old ride and it off course will be another MB. If this is your car you have own for a long time, you know the condition well, <100k km mileage, likes the car very much, imho go ahead and renew the COE.
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    1. Car conditions - Depend on the mileage and conditions of the car. Higher mileage mean more wears & tears. IMHO - Merc are made to last but wears and tears need to replace parts (Higher cost of maintenance) 2. Finance -The 50% OMV rebates that you've to forgo + your 10 yrs COE renewal cost divide by 10 yrs that will be your depreciation per year. For 5 years COE renewal you will have a higher depreciation rate 3. Personal - How much you and or your family would like to keep this car for the next 10 years. How often nowadays after locking your car, you turn back to look at your car like the times when the car was still new.
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    Dear all, I'm looking to sell my CLA200 Shooting Brake OrangeArt Edition (5 Jan 2017). all done up in terms of aesthetics, power, handling and audio finesse! Took very good care of my beloved ride and really hope to pass to the next owner. Accident free! Serviced every 10,000km, changed dual clutch oil. Power of a 2.0T with 1.6L road tax and insurance. With servicing and modification receipts, valid warranty with Mercedes specialist workshop till Jan 2020! reasonably low mileage (35,000km). Highest ARF at $40,954! Looking at only $126,800 for all the goodies below! Everything LTA compliant! Still cheaper than buying a stock CLA 200 from dealer! Loan can be arranged! Single owner! New carplate number will be issued. WA me to 81004700. Not in a hurry to sell, so low-ballers and time-wasters look the other way. pls feel free to forward to yr frens/family if they may be interested. FACTORY FITTED • 1.6L turbo with 7DCT (wet dualclutch) • AMG Line full bodykit • OrangeArt headlights • diamond grille • panoramic moonroof (full electric) • keyless go, keyless start • electric tailgate (can be operated 3-way) • reverse camera • front & rear sensors • 2 electric seats with memory • AMG flat bottom steering wheel • orange stitched seats, handrest, door panels, leather dashboard, seatbelts • AMG aluminium sports pedals • illuminated Mercedes door sills • OrangeArt foot mat (brand new) • Harman Kardon 11 speaker system, NTG 5.X • electronic brake hold • Parktronic • built-in tyre compressor kit AFTERMARKET ITEMS • 19" Advanti rims with relatively new Eagle F1A3 tyres (changed in October 2018) • original CLA45 rear diffuser • carbon fibre CLA45 roof spoiler • quad exhaust tips • 6pot BKK front brakes, dimpled rotors, and SSBH • matching rear red calipers with dimpled rotors • Stage 1 tuning (212bhp, 404Nm) with dyno chart • BMC drop-in filter • GFB DV+ • Mach5 Turbo Muffler Delete • Racechip Response Control • 10.25" android HU (original HU will be given) • interior carbon fibre bits • orange stitched steering wheel • extended paddle shifter extenders • iRoad V7 front & rear • Rikecool solar film (LTA compliant), warranty till 2027
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    March Madness MEET UP Date: 8 March 2019 (Fri) Time: 9pm till late Location: Gillman Village Carpark B If extreme wet conditions (thunderstorm), we will meet up at ARC top level carpark (Alexandra Retail Centre, 460 Alexander Road S119963) Agenda: TCSS, See your Mercedes Rides & Collection of SGMerc car decals 0) King Kean CLA 45 AMG #kkdk 1) Roxxi C Koup 2) Jon X W205 C69S 3) Darren W205 4) Dark Saint W205 5) Alex Lee W205 6) President Jimmy E69S 7) Billy GLC Koup President 8) Deryk W205 9) Goh GLA 10) Jeffrey W205 11) William Chan CLA SB 12) RandyFinest C Koup W204 13) Barry Allen W205 14) Lex Wong W205 Koup 15) Melvin Last Urban SB 16) AK W205 17) GuanKi W204 C180 18) Kelvin W212 (i think) E200 19) alvin GLA200 20) Teojimmy A205 21) Sylvia GLA 180
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    March Madness MEET UP Date: 8 March 2019 (Fri) Time: 9pm till late Location: Gillman Village Carpark B If extreme wet conditions (thunderstorm), we will meet up at ARC top level carpark (Alexandra Retail Centre, 460 Alexander Road S119963) Agenda: TCSS, See your Mercedes Rides & Collection of SGMerc car decals 1) Roxxi C Koup 2) Jon X W205 C69S 3) TJ W177 4) Dark Saint W205 5) Alex Lee W205 6) President Jimmy E69S 7) Billy GLC Koup President 8) Deryk W205 9) Goh GLA 10) Jeffrey W205 11) William Chan CLA SB 12) RandyFinest C Koup W204 13) Barry Allen W205 14) Lex Wong W205 Koup 15) Melvin Last Urban SB 16) AK W205
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    Hi admin & all merc owners.