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Old 12-22-2016, 06:11 AM
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Shop to Rebuild Motor/ Fix headbolt issue

I'm in upstate NEW YORK

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good shop in NY that can rebuild/install new head bolts on my C63.

I want a reputable shop or someone that knows what they're doing.

Willing to go into NYC/LONG ISLAND
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Out if curiosity, are you just doing the headbolts or are you completely rebuilding the motor? If so, whats the reasoning? (Headbolts are obvious). Thanks!
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So, did it turn out to be the head bolts after all? Like I said in your other thread I had the same symptoms temporarily when one of my bolts decided to self-elongate as i believe the coolant was actually quenching the combustion in that cylinder....
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BERGEN IMPORTS. Harry is the best in the area, no question.
Have they done a c63 headbolt rebuild before?
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Out if curiosity, are you just doing the headbolts or are you completely rebuilding the motor? If so, whats the reasoning? (Headbolts are obvious). Thanks!
Well right now my car is being stupid, its having rough idles, shaking, misfires, CEL, loss of power etc.

No one can figure out the issue. Went to two dealerships and couple mechanics.. they don't know what the issue is.
1.They said it was sparks, so I changed those. (didn't fix anything)
2. They said it was coils, so I changed those too. ( didn't fix anything)
So then I came to the forums to ask for help... people told me o2
sensors/intake/gasket/manifold/sparks/coils etc
3. They said o2 sensors, so I changed those too. (didn't fix anything)
4. They said its the intake gasket/manifold thing. (didn't do anything)
5. They said maybe the ECU needs to be reset, reset ECU. (didn't do anything)
6. I even thought about getting a new ECU but they said its not the ECU
7. They said it's my headers and EC tune. (Spent the money removing the headers and de-tuning the car) putting everything back to stop. (didn't do anything)

At this point I don't know what the problem is. I'm praying its not the headbolt issue because I only have 55k miles on it but it is an 09 C63.

I don't know how much the headbolt replacement will cost me.. I'm hoping its not a lot because I've already spent a good amount of $$$$ fixing crap that doesn't need to be fixed. I'm sure the dealerships happy.. taking my money replacing things that don't need to be replaced.

So if anyone knows how much it'll cost to replace the headbolt issue and knows someone good and reputable that knows what they're doing please let me know!
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:42 PM
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So, did it turn out to be the head bolts after all? Like I said in your other thread I had the same symptoms temporarily when one of my bolts decided to self-elongate as i believe the coolant was actually quenching the combustion in that cylinder....
To be honest I have no idea if its the headbolt. I'm PRAYING TO EVERY GOD OUT THERE its not.

So far I don't have any thick white smoke from my exhaust. I'm hoping I never see it, but I did smell something really really bad from the exhaust. I'm used to the catless smell but this smell was different.

I don't think they found any coolant leaking.
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Wow man, like relax. People here are trying to help you in both your threads. If you're so terrified, stop driving the car immediately and just give it to someone who knows what they're doing. Yes, Harry at Bergen is one of the best in the business. He does this stuff in his sleep.
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Wow man, like relax. People here are trying to help you in both your threads. If you're so terrified, stop driving the car immediately and just give it to someone who knows what they're doing. Yes, Harry at Bergen is one of the best in the business. He does this stuff in his sleep.

I apologize if I came off the wrong way, I wasn't trying to come off rude or anything at all.

The cars been in the shop for about two weeks already and every mechanic/dealership I've gone to can't seem to find the problem.
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Jacked, Be very careful who you take your car to....
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There you go. Take it there and be done with it. Best of luck.
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I had my car there recently before I gave it to my brother and Harry fixed my violent shaking and misfiring. It was a intake leak as well as sensor issue. Also installed headers on it recently and it runs smooth. The car has about 68k miles.
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:02 AM
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Jacked, Be very careful who you take your car to....
Yeah I have a hard time trusting people with my car. I have a cls63 and i took it to a mechanic (i won't name for certain reasons) but he works on some exotic and high end cars as well but he took my car for a joy ride and i feel like he did more harm than good so ever since then I don't really trust people.

but seeing how everyone is recommending me to bergen/eurotech I might have to call them and set up an appointment and see how everything goes.
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I had my car there recently before I gave it to my brother and Harry fixed my violent shaking and misfiring. It was a intake leak as well as sensor issue. Also installed headers on it recently and it runs smooth. The car has about 68k miles.
You mind me asking how much it cost?
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I've heard of powerhaus in NJ. A friend told me about them and how they did crazy tunes to a C63 and M6 in NYC.
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Yeah I have a hard time trusting people with my car. I have a cls63 and i took it to a mechanic (i won't name for certain reasons) but he works on some exotic and high end cars as well but he took my car for a joy ride and i feel like he did more harm than good so ever since then I don't really trust people.

but seeing how everyone is recommending me to bergen/eurotech I might have to call them and set up an appointment and see how everything goes.
That's why you need a dash cam. I got a body shop on camera revving my cold car multiple times and got them to pay for the next service. Dash cam paid for itself.
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Here's my estimate for head bolts and lifters. His shop rate is $108/hr.

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Here's my estimate for head bolts and lifters. His shop rate is $108/hr.

I was quote a little more!

Mercedes Benz requires you also replaces the hydraulic tappets.
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I was quote a little more!

Mercedes Benz requires you also replaces the hydraulic tappets.
Thats what the cam followers are.
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what im actually confused about and i might need someone to explain this to me, headbolt breaking actually make the car run with a rough idle/ loss of power and even seizing up the engine or making the car run very lean and even causing it to stall?
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:11 AM
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That's why you need a dash cam. I got a body shop on camera revving my cold car multiple times and got them to pay for the next service. Dash cam paid for itself.
Dashcams definitely help but I had shops turn my camera off before when they were working on my car.

Also I don't know if this is true or not, but I heard its illegal to record audio without consent.
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