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Whats up everyone! new to the W202 but the not the forum in general looking to learn as much as i can here as i do on the W204 side.


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Welcome here, will love that Real AMG soul for sure..

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Welcome here, will love that Real AMG soul for sure..

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Thanks man being this is one of the first iterations of AMG (brother to c36) i feel i can learn a lot with the knowledge a lot of W202 owners seem possess... now i can really see where my C63 comes from sorta speak
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Welcome. You will learn a lot here.

Not always very active around here but there is a decent group of consistent members around.
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Welcome aboard with your "real" AMG

I don't think this forum page is inactive as some say. OK there are times when updates or new topics are slow to be posted, but I guess members are doing other things, like enjoying a drive
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Welcome. You will learn a lot here.

Not always very active around here but there is a decent group of consistent members around.
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ha ha yeah maybe not as active as the W204 side but from what i have been seeing and reading thus far is a clear indication the consistent ones know what they're talking about and can teach me things.. appreciate the welcome guys
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man, what a collection. the first and the last naturally aspirated V8 C-class AMG's. I'm so jealous!

You gonna put a 55 motor in that 43?
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man, what a collection. the first and the last naturally aspirated V8 C-class AMG's. I'm so jealous!

You gonna put a 55 motor in that 43?
Thanks i appreciate that! You know since ive been reading the thought has def crossed my mind.. time will tell!
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Welcome! I learned everything i know about my c43 here, tons of great people on this forum.
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she's dirty and needs some love but in a few weeks ill have her looking like something
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Car looks pretty good, i love that two tone interior on these cars. I HIGHLY suggest removing the resonator and the secondary catalytic converter, it just sounds so good but its still quiet when your not on the gas.
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Nice Sisters..,,

but, the ques. is; who will be in [----jealous---]..!??!

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ha ha thanks! im dreading that part gotta get the mechanics in order first... Brakes being one of them! any suggestions?

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Car looks pretty good, i love that two tone interior on these cars. I HIGHLY suggest removing the resonator and the secondary catalytic converter, it just sounds so good but its still quiet when your not on the gas.
thanks been wondering what people have done when going the exhaust route.. these sound pretty good but def can use some more tone!

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welcome to the forum, nice set there.

i'm in manalapan if youre ever down this way. also i have the sds if you need to run your codes.
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welcome to the forum, nice set there.

i'm in manalapan if youre ever down this way. also i have the sds if you need to run your codes.
Thanks! the more and more i see them together makes me appreciate the set more.. i'm in Union near Springfield so that's good to know even if you are a lil ways.. do you work on yours yourself?? if so i'm sure i'm gonna run into issues tearing her down to fix issues so any knowledge you can pass along would be appreciated!
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Thanks! the more and more i see them together makes me appreciate the set more.. i'm in Union near Springfield so that's good to know even if you are a lil ways.. do you work on yours yourself?? if so i'm sure i'm gonna run into issues tearing her down to fix issues so any knowledge you can pass along would be appreciated!

ive done all the work to my car except the engine swap (dropped a 02 clk55 engine in) and i wish i would have waited to do it myself. these cars are really easy to work on, i've done a complete tear down on a 5.4 m113 so ive got tons of tools including an engine hoist. but i think you'll find that most of the repairs on this model doesnt require much except a bit of patience. that and this forum, active people now, are an absolute wealth of information.
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ive done all the work to my car except the engine swap (dropped a 02 clk55 engine in) and i wish i would have waited to do it myself. these cars are really easy to work on, i've done a complete tear down on a 5.4 m113 so ive got tons of tools including an engine hoist. but i think you'll find that most of the repairs on this model doesnt require much except a bit of patience. that and this forum, active people now, are an absolute wealth of information.
Yeah besides yourself there's a few other users on here i see have a lot of knowledge to pick from.. which all greeted me in here as well... good to know! if i run into anything i wont hesitate to ask. Yeah i'm gonna be looking more into the swap soon as i get her in Reliable Daily Condition.. which id assume shouldn't be much to accomplish.. just looking by eye i see i have an oil leak somewhere near the heads (nothing drops on the ground) & i must have a hole or leak somewhere where the coolant travels(all of it was on the ground this morn)but i haven't had the chance to really dive in and get to diagnose those issues
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oil leaks are usually from valve cover gasket. quick fix is to torque down to spec. if that doesnt work then get new gaskets (cheap). second place you might have a leak from is the oil cooler, this would require buying a tube of the mb sealant. i have an extra tube i could give you at cost ($18) and maybe half a tube, i'd give it to you free if i can find it and it hasnt dried out . sometimes you will get a leak if there is too much oil in the engine, it will leak out of various places including the oil level sensor. recently one of the forum members found a long time leak in the front of his engine, i'd have to search exactly to see what it was or he may chime in.

coolant sounds like a loose connection somewhere, so will have to fill up and just spend some time watching, maybe put her up on ramps (cheap at walmart).

just noticed you need a front bumper, im selling the one off my car if you're interested. its black and not perfect but would be 99% after prep and paint. its usually about $500 to paint a bumper (if you just bring it in, without prep and if they use MB bought paint) not sure how much the prep would cost you, i dont think much though.

also throwing in there, if you dont know (you probably do). its cheaper to buy parts from sites like mbdirect, fcpeuro, etc than at the local dealership.

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Sounds like your valve covers are leaking. This is a common issue on the M113 engine and probably every owner has done the gaskets at least once. They are easy to do with correct seals OE if possible and special gasket sealer, again MB available.
P.S. There is a sticky thread with plenty of DIY videos, so a look around is recommended
P.P.S. As Mickey13 mentioned, I'm the guy who found an old oil leak on the front of the engine that even the dealer never found. I'll copy the link on here later...

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oil leaks are usually from valve cover gasket. quick fix is to torque down to spec. if that doesnt work then get new gaskets (cheap). second place you might have a leak from is the oil cooler, this would require buying a tube of the mb sealant. i have an extra tube i could give you at cost ($18) and maybe half a tube, i'd give it to you free if i can find it and it hasnt dried out . sometimes you will get a leak if there is too much oil in the engine, it will leak out of various places including the oil level sensor. recently one of the forum members found a long time leak in the front of his engine, i'd have to search exactly to see what it was or he may chime in.

coolant sounds like a loose connection somewhere, so will have to fill up and just spend some time watching, maybe put her up on ramps (cheap at walmart).

just noticed you need a front bumper, im selling the one off my car if you're interested. its black and not perfect but would be 99% after prep and paint. its usually about $500 to paint a bumper (if you just bring it in, without prep and if they use MB bought paint) not sure how much the prep would cost you, i dont think much though.

also throwing in there, if you dont know (you probably do). its cheaper to buy parts from sites like mbdirect, fcpeuro, etc than at the local dealership.
Yeah im aware of those sites i use them now for the 63, so im in that loop. lol.. I assumed it was the gaskets wasnt sure tho but def gonna replace them for the hell of it(piece of mind).. yeah ill buy the sealant off you unless theres a site to get that as well..That bumper id be very intrested in after i fix these minor issues(whats the ticket for it?).. Thanks im gonna check everything like you mentioned

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Sounds like your valve covers are leaking. This is a common issue on the M113 engine and probably every owner has done the gaskets at least once. They are easy to do with correct seals OE if possible and special gasket sealer, again MB available.
P.S. There is a sticky thread with plenty of DIY videos, so a look around is recommended
P.P.S. As Mickey13 mentioned, I'm the guy who found an old oil leak on the front of the engine that even the dealer never found. I'll copy the link on here later...
yeah no worries, when u get a chance post the link.. that would be appreciated.. yeah seen the vids and saved them lol def gonna be used as refrence for whatver i run into those are the first issues im gonna tackle... then the wiper motor/signals dont work/heat doesnt blow out the vents(assuming its the blower).. Brakes,rotors, & lines/ & Suspension..... After that cosmetics.. refinish my mono's and purchase Mickey's bumper.. trying to get to the cosmetics portion by the middle of next month.. curious are wire harness on these models the same as the other earlier models(biodegradable)?
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You should have no problems with the harness. It's not biodegradable not like certain years for the c36
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Yeah im aware of those sites i use them now for the 63, so im in that loop. lol.. I assumed it was the gaskets wasnt sure tho but def gonna replace them for the hell of it(piece of mind).. yeah ill buy the sealant off you unless theres a site to get that as well..That bumper id be very intrested in after i fix these minor issues(whats the ticket for it?).. Thanks im gonna check everything like you mentioned



yeah no worries, when u get a chance post the link.. that would be appreciated.. yeah seen the vids and saved them lol def gonna be used as refrence for whatver i run into those are the first issues im gonna tackle... then the wiper motor/signals dont work/heat doesnt blow out the vents(assuming its the blower).. Brakes,rotors, & lines/ & Suspension..... After that cosmetics.. refinish my mono's and purchase Mickey's bumper.. trying to get to the cosmetics portion by the middle of next month.. curious are wire harness on these models the same as the other earlier models(biodegradable)?
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