Notices
C32 AMG, C55 AMG (W203) Discuss the C32 and C55 AMG.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

My 300 Dollar AMG

 
Old 02-26-2017, 04:07 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2002 C32 AMG
My 300 Dollar AMG

So my sister calls me up tells me her father in laws benz doesn't run and wondering how much is it worth 2002 C32 AMG with 192k, she told me it needs fuel pumps or something like that. The junkyard was giving them 200 dollars so i said 300 and i'll pick it up. Picked it up take it home with clean title. This thing was rough, just a quick look around needs rear tires, interior was disgusting but for 300 bucks i just couldn't pass it up.

Heres the pictures i got sent after i found out it was a AMG thats when i said i'll take it





So i get it home and had to clean it i dont understand how someone can kill a car like this, people shouldn't even own a car like this..








Then i cleaned it up forgot to take interior pics but its damn clean now i am impressed





When i got it both the fuel pump lids and sending unit lid where off for about 8 months, This is when i was starting to think i made a mistake as the pumps are 900 dollars . First i had to change the battery as it was dead then i decided to put it back together and to test the power at the pump to see what the issue is. So i get it to crank and its reading battery voltage keep cranking and it starts So i got excited haha


All said and done i decided to register and plate the car i drive it to work and i am pumped that it even made it, But that morning i filled up with gas. When i get to work i smell gas and then notice it leaking bad. Take the seats out again and there is a hole in the fuel pump lid now it makes sense why it needs a pump assembly. But im not spending that kind of money so i epoxy seal the hole and its been good :laugh:

First thing i did was oil change as the oil sticker said 172k and it has 192k:facepalm:


I do my trusty Rotella T6


Heres the rear tires that where on it 215/45/17:facepalm: should be 245/40/17, fronts are new but no name junk will replace when they wear out


new ones


Also first time driving i press the brakes and had horrible vibration so i machined the rotors and changed the brake fluid all better now


Cleaned the air filters and the throttle body you can see it was well kept up


I've been driving it daily 50 miles a day for 2 weeks now and love it, its damn fast im surprised. It still needs some stuff like front control arms making a clunk but whatever for the price i have in this car i love it. Gets 22-23mpg if you're easy on it



I'll update when i do other stuff to it..Is there anything i should watch out for or should i sell it, not even sure if anyone wants to buy a high mileage AMG.
Peter Matofiy is offline  
The following users liked this post:
StradaRedlands (02-27-2017)
Old 02-26-2017, 04:13 PM
  #2  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2002 C32 AMG
But some more recent pictures almost got 23mpg going to work this morning



Is the AMG side badge original or should i order the V6 Kompressor


Also has factory benz all weather floor mats


cup holder works great but a pretty dumb design


A small update so i didn't even notice but the spare is the AMG wheels so now i just need to find 1 more front and 2 rears for cheap.


recently the blower motor has been squeaking so i took it apart blew out the motor ( lots of dust) and lubed the bearings so far no noise :thumbup:




Decided to put in the walbro fuel pump because of the extended crank after sits, thinking the fuel pump is not holding the pressure in the lines but that didn't fix it. might order the fuel filter assembly and see if that helps.




Also im waiting on the upper control arm bushings as the ones in the car are shot, should be able to install them Friday.


So I put in the new MAHLE Original KL 82 Fuel Filter and it fixed the extended crank issue so im stoked:thumbup: I think the orginal is in there which is crazy. I think the car feel much faster now.

Also changed the upper inner control arm bushings, job was pretty easy to my surprise. No more clunking noise, the car drives super solid now.




you can see daylight through them haha
Peter Matofiy is offline  
The following users liked this post:
StradaRedlands (02-27-2017)
Old 02-26-2017, 05:14 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
purplecat001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 42
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
2004 C32 AMG
I can't believe you found this for so freaking cheap! Just the command will yield that much. Unbelievable and congrats!

Also, where exactly was the hole you patched on the fuel pump. I have the same problem and can't narrow down where it is leaking.
purplecat001 is offline  
Old 02-26-2017, 05:14 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Uk
Posts: 172
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C55 AMG
Wow that's amazing that you can buy a car like that for 300bucks.


Great job so far, and rescuing an AMG hehee.


Needs some stock Alloys that's for sure, those are ugly. Red calipers also look crap.
Smokey31 is offline  
Old 02-26-2017, 05:32 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: I liva at da land down under
Posts: 601
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Porsche 2004 911
Bloody Hell, buy of the year. Well done.
macbryanie is offline  
Old 02-26-2017, 07:22 PM
  #6  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2002 C32 AMG
Originally Posted by purplecat001 View Post
I can't believe you found this for so freaking cheap! Just the command will yield that much. Unbelievable and congrats!

Also, where exactly was the hole you patched on the fuel pump. I have the same problem and can't narrow down where it is leaking.
Mine was on the drivers side fuel pump connector, looks like the ground PIN got hot and melted a small hole in the white plastic cap. I basically put JB weld and its been great.

Originally Posted by Smokey31 View Post
Wow that's amazing that you can buy a car like that for 300bucks.


Great job so far, and rescuing an AMG hehee.


Needs some stock Alloys that's for sure, those are ugly. Red calipers also look crap.
Yeah lucked out, yes definetly needs the stock wheels i have 1 only haha. I really dont want to put a ton of money into but im having a blast driving it. Pretty damn quick thats for sure reminds me of my 335i.
Peter Matofiy is offline  
Old 02-26-2017, 07:34 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Accidental L8 apex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 530
Received 33 Likes on 29 Posts
2006 C55
I wondered if you'd make the jump over from the 'tex? Welcome.

My usernames are similar from here to there, but this apex isn't "Accidental".

I love how you've basically saved this from the dead and are dailying it now. After all of the mechanical items you've done have you buffed those headlights yet. Go with the 3M kit if and when you do.
Accidental L8 apex is offline  
Old 02-26-2017, 11:16 PM
  #8  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Viper98912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,786
Received 34 Likes on 29 Posts
SL65 AMG
I can't buy a set of used tires for that price, more so a full car.
Viper98912 is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 01:41 AM
  #9  
Member
 
StradaRedlands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 99
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
'07 GL450
Great story... car ended up with the right person! Hope you can get the wheels for it, and keep driving it!
StradaRedlands is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 06:21 AM
  #10  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2002 C32 AMG
Originally Posted by L8 apex View Post
I wondered if you'd make the jump over from the 'tex? Welcome.

My usernames are similar from here to there, but this apex isn't "Accidental".

I love how you've basically saved this from the dead and are dailying it now. After all of the mechanical items you've done have you buffed those headlights yet. Go with the 3M kit if and when you do.
yeah i figured the Benz guys would like to see a AMG saved. Clean title just came in for the car so its officially mine haha.
Peter Matofiy is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 07:13 AM
  #11  
Out Of Control!!
 
hyperion667's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 21,646
Received 736 Likes on 713 Posts
2012 CLS63
This is the most exciting thread I've seen in a while! Awesome work man!! And for the price! Holy smokes!!


This will be front page forum news soon


Subscribed
hyperion667 is online now  
Old 02-27-2017, 12:09 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Toronto
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
05 C55 AMG|04 C32 AMG (traded)|07 E350 - 4Matic|08 S450 - 4Matic|08 R550 - 4Matic|05 Boxster S
The thread title piqued my interest, and totally thought it was some sort of typo (maybe $3,000 instead). Never would have guessed to read such a great story!!

Congrats on such a great find and good job on all the work you've done to restore this car!!
(This made my Monday morning oh so much better )
Maffu313 is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 07:46 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
purplecat001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 42
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
2004 C32 AMG
Originally Posted by Peter Matofiy View Post
Mine was on the drivers side fuel pump connector, looks like the ground PIN got hot and melted a small hole in the white plastic cap. I basically put JB weld and its been great.
You know, I had a problem within the first couple months of owning my used car and there was a wire connection at the harness loose there for me as well. All of a sudden the car wouldn't start and it took me 3 days to diagnose, but I digress. Maybe its the same, I will look at it closely again. I smell gas on the outside of the rear passenger door when I fill up the tank, but did not see a leak when I opened it up last.

Anyhow, again, congrats! You are very lucky. I paid $4k plus a 2004 Volvo C70 for mine and I felt like I got a good deal. Your deal blows us all out of the water!
purplecat001 is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 08:09 PM
  #14  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Bay, Bay Area
Posts: 1,998
Received 19 Likes on 15 Posts
2002 C32, 2012 S550
Gramma_Benz is offline  
Old 02-27-2017, 08:12 PM
  #15  
Junior Member
 
purplecat001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 42
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
2004 C32 AMG
Not sure if this was for me. But if so, my fuel pump is fine. It was a wire at the harness connection and I fixed that already long ago. The fuel smell is new.
But since the op had a similar issue, I wanted to see where his originated from and he responded.
purplecat001 is offline  
Old 02-28-2017, 04:22 AM
  #16  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 6,743
Received 30 Likes on 27 Posts
2014 C350 Sport Sedan & 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid EX
Love this thread. Can't believe it has no warning lights on in the dash.

Those AMG badges on the fenders are not original, I'd personally go with the original V6Kompressor ones.
LILBENZ230 is offline  
Old 02-28-2017, 12:54 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Weehawken, NJ
Posts: 102
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
'05 C230 SS, '94 E420 (RIP), '05 C55
WOW! That's a great buy. It cleaned up nicely too. Congrats!
93Corrado is offline  
Old 02-28-2017, 01:05 PM
  #18  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,509
Received 78 Likes on 73 Posts
05 c55 silver, 98 C43 5.4 Swap. Obs. black\black int
Threads like these is why I hang out on this forum
PJmak is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 05:56 AM
  #19  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2002 C32 AMG
Originally Posted by LILBENZ230 View Post
Love this thread. Can't believe it has no warning lights on in the dash.

Those AMG badges on the fenders are not original, I'd personally go with the original V6Kompressor ones.
Yeah im going to get the V6Kompressor badges next.

Replaced the clear bumper lights with some factory lights






Originally Posted by 93Corrado View Post
WOW! That's a great buy. It cleaned up nicely too. Congrats!
Thank you!

Originally Posted by PJmak View Post
Threads like these is why I hang out on this forum
I usually like these kind of posts also.


can anyone tell me what this button does





Also is there a way to sync the heat on both sides so i dont have to press each side to 60 or to 80.
Peter Matofiy is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 09:45 AM
  #20  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Rocman8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,139
Received 67 Likes on 63 Posts
2006 E55, 2005 C55, 2005 E320 Estate Sport, 2015 ML350
That button is for the activated charcoal filter.
Rocman8 is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 11:27 AM
  #21  
Super Member
 
kbob999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 762
Received 117 Likes on 108 Posts
All my cars are blown! '11 E350 Diesel P2 Sport; '03 SL55 AMG Pano
I don't know of a way to sync the HVAC buttons all the time on the C32. My other cars do, but not this one.

You were asking for potential problem areas. Here's a short list on my research.
If the radiator is a Valeo, you need to get a Behr. It can kill the tranny.
The supercharger air cooler can leak, filling the intake with gunk. The car will run fine, but lose coolant over time.
Make sure your pulleys are all good under the hood. Take the belt off and give them a spin and check for play.
Change all the fluids and bleed the brakes. If any leaks at the trans connector, replace the connector (cheap). Otherwise it kills your TCU by wicking fluid in.
Check all the electric items. Seat heaters fail often ( replace with aftmarket sheets), and a lot of motors, like for headrests, may give up.
A scan with SDS will uncover things you may not know about, like HVAC motors, seat heaters etc. See if a member near you has one.
kbob999 is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by kbob999:
sick430 (03-08-2017), StradaRedlands (03-01-2017)
Old 03-01-2017, 05:24 PM
  #22  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Adi-Benz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,554
Received 298 Likes on 269 Posts
2010 C300 4MATIC
Cool!
Adi-Benz is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 10:22 PM
  #23  
Junior Member
 
LUV2SPD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Dark Side, Canada
Posts: 53
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'06 Mercedes C55
When I clicked on this link I was expecting a car rusted to hell. Congrats on this great find, if you like the car so much you should keep driving it.
LUV2SPD is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 10:39 PM
  #24  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
C280 Sport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Saratoga,Springs New York, Sarasota, Florida.
Posts: 2,527
Received 86 Likes on 79 Posts
E,E,CL,C,CLK,ML,S,GLK,others...
$300!?! That is amazing! Looking forward to seeing this completed. What a find.
C280 Sport is offline  
Old 03-03-2017, 01:24 AM
  #25  
Junior Member
 
supreame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 57
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
W211 E55 AMG
Nice, you got some change in there too .
supreame is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: