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08-12-2016, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Welwynnick

The waste-gate itself is integral to the turbine...

The waste-gate itself is integral to the turbine housing, so that would probably need a new turbo.

The waste-gate actuator (which MB call a vacuum cell) is entirely removable. I don't why it...
07-22-2016, 10:20 PM
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Posted By V12TTenthusiast

I'd say from owning a w220 S500 to a w211 S550...

I'd say from owning a w220 S500 to a w211 S550 and an R230 SL65, Theres a few things I can provide insight on.

Like everyone said, brakes are alot more expensive, if you tune the car you will...
07-21-2016, 12:43 AM
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Posted By UNderdog

As the owner of a 2008 S65 and prior owner of a...

As the owner of a 2008 S65 and prior owner of a 2000 S500 I have actual experience with the two vehicles. I drove the S500 to around 230K miles and have 115K on my S65. I have averaged just a hair...
07-19-2016, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Shadow5501

There is a huge difference in brake parts cost...

There is a huge difference in brake parts cost between AMG and non-AMG cars. All modern AMG use two piece rotors that are dramatically more expensive. Here are example prices for genuine Mercedes...
07-19-2016, 02:30 PM
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Posted By akmatic63

Fuel costs and oil changes will cost more in the...

Fuel costs and oil changes will cost more in the s65, it will use up the rear tires faster, breaks are larger so probably be higher than the s550 not sure if it'll need to be replaced more often.
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08-25-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By UNderdog

S65 1st 100K Miles - Maintenance Summary

2008 S65 and I just hit 100,000 miles. Thought I'd share the repair history with everyone as these cars can now be had relatively cheap. Bought the car April 2011 with 32K miles. Car is 100% stock....
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