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Old 01-12-2017, 04:13 PM
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R63 with $57,000 repair bill.

Road and Track has a article here about how one man is doing a engine rebuild on his own to avoid a $57,000 repair billI. Yes a $57,000 repair bill on a R 63 AMG due to head bowl issues? I know someone who personally had a headboard issue on their C 63 and it cost them about $4,000.

Link: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a32269/this-r63-amg-owner-is-rebuilding-his-engine-to-avoid-a-57000-repair/
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Old 01-14-2017, 03:05 PM
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That's my van. I was surprised as the next guy when the articles showed up. As far as I'm concerned, I'm just a guy fixing his van.
I'm a long time lurker over here. This really is the best source of information for the M156. The R63 is amazing, I'll get it back together soon.

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Did you buy the white R63 from a lady in AZ?
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Nope. This one came from Florida. NFL players wife carted their kids around in it.
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I read your thread on grassroots from begin to the end. Good luck man.

Do you think the headbolts can be R&R with the engine in the car?
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I think you could do bolts with the engine in the car as long as none of them had broken off like mine did. The STAR manual gives instructions on pulling both heads with the engine in, so they think it can be done. With a broken bolt you have to lift the head up and out a really long way to clear. That would be a much harder job. Hopefully mine is the only one that ever pops the head off a bolt.
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At least you don't need to do this to pull the heads
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Just a quick note to the MB World board that the R63 is back together and appears to work for now. Just a few miles on it since I first fired it up yesterday, but things seem to be as normal as they were before this whole thing started.
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Just a quick note to the MB World board that the R63 is back together and appears to work for now. Just a few miles on it since I first fired it up yesterday, but things seem to be as normal as they were before this whole thing started.
Amazing feat mazdeuce! Congratulations!

And well done sorting out the AC issue!
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