TTM scoops for e55 amg
"Hi all I want some tom scoops for my e55 but I can't find them anywhere also I am in the uk so would need them shipped. Any help is appreciated Jamie"
2 days ago in W211 AMG
That's a nice link to info. Not to sidetrack but I think this page is worth saving in the favorites. Here is the menu with more MB vehicles.
Quoted from E55Greasemonkey's post
"Look at the bottom of this page for a better explanation of the lowering function:"
10 days ago in W211 AMG
If they swapped the front tires and the pull didn't change its alignment related. Or possibly your car sits a little lower on the right front. There is a romis tool used by dealers to check ride height before doing a alignment. Airmatic and abc cars can be tricky to align if the person isn't fimiular with the systems. If they align it to spec without properly leveling it and setting it to the proper ride height it's not really "in spec" and can give you issues.
Quoted from DGSU4EA70's post
"Not sure about the road force balancing. They swapped tires from left to right and I had the same issue. I didnt get the alignment print out so I dont know the specs. I will see about getting that."
11 days ago in W211 AMG
Is it the aluminum arm on a 45* angle or the black arm that the strut attaches to? The aluminum arm is the thrust arm and the black one is known as the spring link control arm as its the one supporting the car. If its just the boot on the joint and its not the ball joint that presses into the spindle, it's the whole thrust arm. Just beware that some arms don't come with the bushings installed. The last set of Febi Bilstien ones i ordered came with the bushings installed. MB ...
DIY control arm?
"Can someone direct me to a link on DIY control arm replacement. 07 E63 AMG. Thanks"
Is it the boot or bushing? If its a ball joint boot do the arm. If its a bushing the 63's use a different bushing than the 55's and all other 211's. it needs to be compressed before being pressed in. Without the proper tool I doubt it's posable. You may just want to replace the whole arm pre assembled. Doing the bushing without the tool =10 a whole assembled arm = 2 on the difficulty scale. Aftermarket bushings like the kmac may be easier as well. They press in like standard ...
Quoted from bcr4d's post
"Yes, actually the only only thing wrong is the torn rubber on the bushing. I'm just going to use your DIY and just replace the bushing. Dealer wanted 1100 to replace both when the only problem is one boot is torn. What a waste!! On a scale of 1-10 how tough would you rate this job?"
Did they road force balance the tires? The machine should show exactly how much pull the tires have. Try swapping the front tires just to test and see if it changes. If its a tire pull, it will. What are your alignment specs? To compensate for road crown you want less camber on the lf and more caster on the rf. how much depends on how your road crowns are in your area and what is more of a issue, pulling and tire wear. Usually though you can have road crown compensation in ...
DRIFT OR RADIAL PULL/PUSH?!
"Gents, I am battling a drifting (to the right) 211! I had Americas Tire put on 2 sets (Hankook Ventus V12) of front tires thinking it might have been a bad tire radial pull or push and that didnt help. Then I had the beast aligned and that helped a little. The alignment was set to factory specs and I was told it wasnt off by much and still it drifts more then usual for road crown. Any suggestions? Thanks again! DG "
Exactly. 10+ here as a MB dealer tech. Don't get me wrong, I love the 63's. but I wouldn't recommend one for someone else. In fact, I'm working on trying to buy a ml63 that blew a piston ring land and damaged the block. Can't say that I've seen that on a "stock" 113 engine. Come to think of it, I wouldn't recommend a s600 either but I love mine.
Quoted from E55Greasemonkey's post
"12 years as an MB dealer tech, that's how I figure. I see 63's in here on a rotating basis for engine noise (looking at one right now), misfires,coolant consumption,oil consumption, transmission issues...55's never seen an engine apart since 2003! Transmissions,same except for the common fluid leaks."
and when they do have a issue its usually much cheaper.
Quoted from E55Greasemonkey's post
"The 55 engine and transmission are far more reliable than the 63."
14 days ago in W211 AMG
Nice, a pp 030 wheel
Someone better pick this up asap!
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27 days ago in W211 AMG
Ill be there. Check out my dad's automotive artwork while your there. Not sure exactly where he will be yet.
Any of you going to SEMA?
"Anyone going? Any sponsors going to have booths? Would like to meet some of you -Pete"
Some people install them on or under the hat shelf in the rear window. The antenna will go through glass, fabric, plastic etc. Just not metal or metal oxide glass like my S600 back glass. I had to drill a hole.
Yea, I'd trade him a nsx, mark 4 supra or a skyline for a salvage title e39 m5. LOL
Your not in the Chicagoland area by chance are you? I was by the parts dept at my dealer today and someone called about a part and heard that there was only 2 left in the world. If you were the one calling, it's a small world.
I think my supercharger is f&$ked
"Last night on my way home the old girl died right as I was pulling her into the driveway. It starts right up but as soon as you would give it any gas (enough to engage the blower) it would stall out. I noticed it smelled like clutch....only one clutch on this car. I tried a few more back up/pull up sessions to confirm and low and behold the old sc pulley was smoking. Now the optimist in me is thinking "your car has 117k" on the clock. I'm sure you just need a new pulley / clutch." We'll this morning I go out again and this time I have someone drive it with the hood open so I can see what's going on. Now I can see the pulley clutch is engaging but as soon as it does it locks up....not good. I'm an optimist but I'm having a hard time thinking this is anything other than my supercharger ..."
$1200 for a battery? I'm sure there's a cheaper way to save 40 pounds.
"Guys, Anyone try a lightweight battery from "Voltphreaks", they got a good reputation on their batteries..... BMW’s & Porsche’s guys went with it & love it:- ZAYED,,"
Star, plain and simple. Don't waist your money on anything else. They will never come close to what a star can do on a MB product. Trust me, I've tried them.
STAR Vs Snap On Solus
"I have been tossing around the idea of getting european coverage for my scanner (snap on solus ultra) for a while now, but my truck driver gave me a steal for it, so I finally picked it up. I was wondering how much more STAR offers than snap on can give. I haven't actually hooked it up to the car yet, but by the looks of it, it is quite extensive in its coverage. Here's just the categories. What options it has after you select a category, I don't know yet. But I hear its quite in depth. Any opinions? If the Solus can do what STAR can, then who wants to buy an in new condition STAR setup? I would rather use one tool and simple cable then a whole laptop with a multiplexer and bulky cords."
People said the same thing when cars went fuel injected, then came obd2. We now have stock Honda accords running times better than most stock "fast" cars from the 60's and early 70's. I'm not worried.
Quoted from Hotsoss' post
"Gentlemen, enjoy the golden age of internal combustion horsepower while it lasts. The future will be filled with smaller motors assisted by electric motors.*"
I think you should put the old file back in. Your making more power at 42mph. Lol Nice gains, that's crazy. Can't wait to see some street/track vids.
Jerry EC tune = 605whp
"After a long day of waiting with some friends (amazing that they would wait 13 hours to support me and I'm really appreciative to have such good friends) Jerry worked his tuning magic on my car. He gained 150+whp in a matter of a couple hours. No hardware changes at all, strictly tuning and gained ~170Whp! A ZR1 dyno'd before me and made right about 500whp. My car did a baseline pull with the Weistec tune and made 437whp. After a few flashes the car made 605whp! We decided to stop there even the car was begging for more timing because we aren't sure where the limits of the stock motor are. I got in it a bit on the way home and it pulls harddddd in the upper rpm range. I will get a scan of the dyno tomorrow and post up. Thanks to the whole EC crew!!!! "
Do the fluid and filter as MB recommends. Don't use a flush machine or any additives. The proper way to "flush" the trans and not have issues is to disconnect the trans cooler return line and add fluid as the trans pumps it out. With the 722.9 it's more difficult as you fill from the pan. The flush machines and additives are the source of issues after a trans service.
E63 Transmission Service DO or DON'T?
"I purchased an E63 a couple months ago and just hit 51k miles and the previous owner skipped the recommended 40k tranny service. I've researched many mixed opinions and talked to a few indy shops. Ive heard people going 120k without service with no problem. And I've heard its bad to change fluid in these transmissions. Also I've seen responses to flush religiously every 20-40k miles? Not sure what to do..... most logical answer would be to get the flush done immediately but my transmission shifts and operates smoothly at the moment and I don't want that to change that but at the same time I'd still like to be preventative. Your input is appreciated, Thanks!"
Not a bad looking set of wheels on there, except for the 63rs wheels only because they look like ebay wheels. Not nocking them, they were my first aftermarket wheels on my s600. Btw: do you own a wheel shop or something?
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No go on the rotors, the used car dept is only doing pads. Rotors are still in spec so is not required for them to replace the rotors. try posting on the amg ml board that you are looking for a front rotor. As far as bad a$$ benz's there is one for every budget. Something like a c43 can be had for as little as $6k and will run forever. I'm a little biased though It's the closest silver car
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