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Old 03-09-2019, 10:36 PM
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GTS Right Cooler Protective Screen Missing

I saw another thread regarding lack of protective cooler screens on 2018 GTx. I just checked mine and there is a screen on the passenger side but not on driver side! Very odd that although the coolers are the same shape/size, one is missing the screen.

I am taking the car to MB dealer for gas smell issue next week. I will try to get them to hopefully put one it for free on the other side. I will let you guys know how that goes.

The 2nd picture is from my Huracan left heat exchanger after 1,300 miles and only one track day. The dings are even more pronounced due to the black color of the cooler. Lambos always have had angled honeycomb screens on the heat exchangers, I guess someone decided they are not necessary and dropped them from the new models, What are these car manufacturers thinking!




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Iím missing the driver side screen too.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:08 PM
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I visited MB dealer yesterday regarding gas/burnt oil smell and I also discussed the missing screen on the driver side. They ordered parts to replace hoses around the dry sump holding tank to fix the fume issue and said they will get back to me on the missing screen. I will keep you guys posted.
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Cutter and N-4Speed:

If you look at my earlier post there are pictures of the process. Labor is around 4 hours to R&R the bumper assembly without removing the lights.

I recommend you guys strongly consider having the entire disassembled area including the cooler filters vaccumed while it is apart.
Also, if you haven’t already, have the front bumper wrapped in XPEL Film.

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Cutter and N-4Speed:

If you look at my earlier post there are pictures of the process. Labor is around 4 hours to R&R the bumper assembly without removing the lights.

I recommend you guys strongly consider having the entire disassembled area including the cooler filters vaccumed while it is apart.
Also, if you havenít already, have the front bumper wrapped in XPEL Film.

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Thanks Jerry! I am going to push for them to do it for free. I don't see how they can justify having screen on one cooler and not the other. They are of the same physical size, location and function.
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Thanks Jerry! I am going to push for them to do it for free. I don't see how they can justify having screen on one cooler and not the other. They are of the same physical size, location and function.
You may have seen that my local dealership had been given the OK from MB Corporate to place the heat exchanger screens on my GT R for free, as long as I purchase the screens themselves.
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You may have seen that my local dealership had been given the OK from MB Corporate to place the heat exchanger screens on my GT R for free, as long as I purchase the screens themselves.
Close enough. The screens are about $50 but I’ll bet if you nudge them they will give them to you at cost.

Labor is about 4 hours. Be sure to ask them to vaccum the gravel and dirt out of the filters and interior areas.

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Iím missing the driver side screen too.
weve seen examples of this same issue in the US GT63sí at the dealers. Passenger side present and driverís side missing. We can figure out the reason for it yet. I have seen UK GT63s having both as well as the GT63 at the AMG academy.
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Here’s a new GT63S with only one screen.
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Hereís a new GT63S with only one screen.
What in the Hell are MB doing? Craziness!
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FWIW: Hereís a picture of a G63 at the Mercedes Display at Amelia Island last weekend. Both screens are in.


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FWIW: Hereís a picture of a G63 at the Mercedes Display at Amelia Island last weekend. Both screens are in.
i saw both sides as well on a car on display at ADA.
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So I got an email from service manager at local MB dealership in response to my concern of only the passenger side cooler having protective screen. It says: "I don’t believe anything is missing. Sorry to say but there is nothing that protects those coolers in the front. They are of different construction though. I took pictures of a GTS on our showroom and looked it up at our parts counter."

My response to him was: "These heat exchangers are of same shape, size, location and general functionality. I understand that you may be limited in terms of what you can do at your dealership level. Is there someone in MB USA I can talk to?"

I am going there tomorrow to drop off my GTS for fume issue. I will push this as high as I have to and will keep you posted.
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So I got an email from service manager at local MB dealership in response to my concern of only the passenger side cooler having protective screen. It says: "I donít believe anything is missing. Sorry to say but there is nothing that protects those coolers in the front. They are of different construction though. I took pictures of a GTS on our showroom and looked it up at our parts counter."

My response to him was: "These heat exchangers are of same shape, size, location and general functionality. I understand that you may be limited in terms of what you can do at your dealership level. Is there someone in MB USA I can talk to?"

I am going there tomorrow to drop off my GTS for fume issue. I will push this as high as I have to and will keep you posted.
SUGGESTION: Meet with the dealer GM and Service Mgr. Show them the postings of the other GTR, GTS AND G63ís here that have BOTH screens.

The dealer may have to expense the cost and get a refund from Germany.

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N-4Speed: I agree with Jerry 100%. I sent an email to my SA that I’ve known for years, mentioning the vulnerability of the heat exchangers and the facts that my GT R did not come with them standard but that new ones were showing up with them, and that I have ‘friends’ on-line who had had the screens placed free of charge by MB USA. I then asked my SA if he could enquire as to whether I would be able to get the same treatment. Took about two weeks but MB did give the go ahead to my SA. In fact I’m heading over to order the screens here in about an hour.

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Be sure they order 2 of them and check the part number with the ones on here .

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At the AMG Academy a couple of weeks ago, the '18 GTSs and GTRs were running without screens. But the GT 63s on display had them on both sides. (Off topic, but it looked way better live than I expected from photos.) Here is a not so good pic. (Also off topic, the new G wagon was pretty great too.)
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