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Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 634,880
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just thought I'd bring this back up for you guys...

Just thought I'd bring this back up for you guys with transmission issues. It resets everything your car has learned about the way it's been driven. If your car doesn't shift more aggressively then...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,886
Posted By StarvingArtist

I did pin mine, but it's off the car right now. ...

I did pin mine, but it's off the car right now. I just went out and bought a couple good looking cotter pins and some drill bits. stainless is a little difficult to drill, but the motor pin is easy....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By StarvingArtist

There is a thread called "the intercooler pump...

There is a thread called "the intercooler pump you didn't know about" It has a chart. CM30 is one of the worst in a high resistance system.
Crank pulley is a better option if you can afford it and...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By StarvingArtist

10 years ago when money was no object, everyone...

10 years ago when money was no object, everyone did crank pulleys. The welded ones without a harmonic balancer came off, so did the ones that weren't torqued properly. I still think it's the better...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By StarvingArtist

You are spot on about the maintenance. With...

You are spot on about the maintenance. With proper oil changes and highway miles your drive train is likely near perfect. Unfortunately most people don't understand that, since many cheaply built...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By StarvingArtist

There is also a carrier bearing on the drive...

There is also a carrier bearing on the drive shaft.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,481
Posted By StarvingArtist

The best or nothing right. So far it's nothing...

The best or nothing right. So far it's nothing for me. If my business plans work out you will be hearing from me.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By StarvingArtist

It means you lose power. Happens in three stages....

It means you lose power. Happens in three stages. The first one starts at 95* The engine backs off timing to protect itself. Trunk tank is better in my opinion because the under hood tank deletes the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,131
Posted By StarvingArtist

Is the upd pulley flat if you put a straight edge...

Is the upd pulley flat if you put a straight edge across the friction surface? The magnet drum on mine looks just like that, maybe a little groovier. Same with the pulley, all metal on metal...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-29-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By StarvingArtist

That is a great low tech diagnostic test! I like...

That is a great low tech diagnostic test! I like the way you think.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By StarvingArtist

When you did the oil change, did you use a mann...

When you did the oil change, did you use a mann filter and change the o-rings? There is pressure in the filter cap, and if your top o-ring is above it's groove, oil will spray. The middle o-ring is...
Forum: W219
09-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,819
Posted By StarvingArtist

My rear k-mac bushings are still holding up after...

My rear k-mac bushings are still holding up after 50;000 miles and four years. The ones in the thrust arms are still good, but the ball joints are only good for about 30k, so they have to be...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By StarvingArtist

Check your fuel pump connector to see if it looks...

Check your fuel pump connector to see if it looks burnt.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's basic maintenance on these cars. If you...

That's basic maintenance on these cars. If you didn't notice the pulley bearing going bad, chances are your not up to date on a lot of stuff. Have you changed the SC oil? Brake fluid? Alternator...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-15-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,589
Posted By StarvingArtist

I have seen a lot of owners come and go over the...

I have seen a lot of owners come and go over the years, sorry to see you go. Don't give it away. Wait for a buyer who will appreciate your car... or someone who will pay to play.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-25-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By StarvingArtist

Get it away from the dealer and have your oil...

Get it away from the dealer and have your oil tested for coolant. Then you will have a starting point.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-09-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 165,460
Posted By StarvingArtist

Smile Go for a CLS and start all over again! Your parts...

Go for a CLS and start all over again! Your parts list will still work.
Forum: W219
05-08-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By StarvingArtist

The black headlights and grill look really good...

The black headlights and grill look really good on white Check NADA and autotrader, then find a way to make more money so you don't have to sell it.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,600
Posted By StarvingArtist

I slotted my subframe, but didn't weld the...

I slotted my subframe, but didn't weld the washers. It's been a year, maybe two. No problems. Same front tires are still going.
I wanted to weld a bolt to the washers to make adjusters like a...
Forum: W219
04-16-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By StarvingArtist

Once again, search the 211 amg forum. There are...

Once again, search the 211 amg forum. There are even vendors for that one.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By StarvingArtist

Probably. If you drain the rear oil sump first,...

Probably.
If you drain the rear oil sump first, then drain the front one into a black pan, you will see aluminum shavings from the timing cover. It's disconcerting, but doesn't seem to pose any...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By StarvingArtist

Proper AMG factory filters breath well. K&N's let...

Proper AMG factory filters breath well. K&N's let in super fine grit. I discovered this when I took my supercharger apart for new bearings.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By StarvingArtist

It's the oil pump chain slapping against the...

It's the oil pump chain slapping against the timing cover. The tensioner spring gets weak with age. Common problem, never heard of one failing. If you drain the front sump into a black pan, you will...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 165,460
Posted By StarvingArtist

Has anyone actually bought one of these...

Has anyone actually bought one of these compressors? IF so, what did you think of it? The pump in my wife's E sounds terrible,
Forum: W211 AMG
09-08-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By StarvingArtist

You don't clean map sensors, you replace them....

You don't clean map sensors, you replace them. Most of what you paid for sounds made up with no way to prove. I'm getting a weird vibe from all that. especially the map sensor thing.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ha ha I guess someone needs to feed the dealer.

Ha ha I guess someone needs to feed the dealer.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By StarvingArtist

Maxlife is supposed to meet the spec, but don't...

Maxlife is supposed to meet the spec, but don't use it. Pelican parts carries the updated stuff, or go with 134
Forum: W211 AMG
05-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,514
Posted By StarvingArtist

You rock!

You rock!
Forum: W211 AMG
05-18-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,120
Posted By StarvingArtist

Good instructions. I hope you're right about the...

Good instructions. I hope you're right about the parts being the same. Drive it hard and check it again in a month. Let us know if they hold up.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-11-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 85,416
Posted By StarvingArtist

That pump runs all the air bladders in your seats.

That pump runs all the air bladders in your seats.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By StarvingArtist

Buy the mounts with 8's in the part #. the other...

Buy the mounts with 8's in the part #. the other ones fit but won't last long. Pelican parts has them last time I checked.
Buy a 16mm ratcheting box end wrench. Take the steering rack loose at the...
05-02-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,834
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just throwing this out there, I think the SL55...

Just throwing this out there, I think the SL55 has a lower ratio.
05-01-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,085
Posted By StarvingArtist

Your price also includes the 99% of the time you...

Your price also includes the 99% of the time you are not in a race, you get to drive that car!
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By StarvingArtist

It was good to have you as part of the...

It was good to have you as part of the experience.
Hope all goes well for you.
04-19-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,085
Posted By StarvingArtist

Judgmental is such an appropriate term I almost...

Judgmental is such an appropriate term I almost had coffee coming out my nose.
04-09-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,085
Posted By StarvingArtist

I love that it looks so professional. Like if you...

I love that it looks so professional. Like if you didn't know the motor, it could have come from the factory that way.

Good taste inside and out. I hope I'm in a position to buy when you're ready...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-07-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,252
Posted By StarvingArtist

20 psi is 20 psi. That air is getting in...

20 psi is 20 psi. That air is getting in somewhere.

Take the air filters off and see what it will really do!
04-06-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,085
Posted By StarvingArtist

Wooohoooo! Looking forward to video.

Wooohoooo! Looking forward to video.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,823
Posted By StarvingArtist

Loctite makes specific products Some are for bolt...

Loctite makes specific products Some are for bolt treads, some are for retaining bearings and sleeves with different strengths. There's a 3 digit number on the bottle or tube like 271, and a color to...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,626
Posted By StarvingArtist

This is a great idea if you can do it in steel. I...

This is a great idea if you can do it in steel. I wouldn't trust that extension in aluminium with the thickness it has to be, at least not welds. Maybe if it was plate. Don't forget the wear surface...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-03-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,503
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sounds like you have an interesting job. Should...

Sounds like you have an interesting job. Should have ask on the forum, most of us know how to fix energetic particle detectors:-P
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,688
Posted By StarvingArtist

I just remembered those sub frame bolts are one...

I just remembered those sub frame bolts are one time use. Might be a good time to do the sub frame mod with the bigger bolts.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-10-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By StarvingArtist

My tires used to look like that on the inside...

My tires used to look like that on the inside edge after 5000 miles.
After 6k in tires and alignments in two years I finally took matters into my own hands.

I run K-mac bushings in my front...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-27-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,996
Posted By StarvingArtist

Cool stuff! There's not a lot of demand for...

Cool stuff!
There's not a lot of demand for this right now because of the extended warranty, but in the next couple years as the warranty expires... You'll be the MAN!
01-11-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By StarvingArtist

Also check the center support bearing on the...

Also check the center support bearing on the driveshaft. It's mounted in a big rubber doughnut, and if the rubber fails...
It's kind of hard to see, bring a flash light.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-26-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,837
Posted By StarvingArtist

When you punch it, all your water is pressed...

When you punch it, all your water is pressed against the back wall of the tank. Find a way to draw it in with your pump. I would get a large pickup tube welded in that reaches to the back. Then send...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-18-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,978
Posted By StarvingArtist

I read a bunch of that. It says the small battery...

I read a bunch of that. It says the small battery is short time back up for main electrical system failure.
I think that is the only thing I've learned today. Thanks.
Forum: W219
12-18-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By StarvingArtist

Front caster and uneven rear toe-in can both do...

Front caster and uneven rear toe-in can both do that. You can get some adjustment in the front with camber bolts or k-mac bushings. Try swapping your tires to opposite sides first. If that doesn't...
12-18-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By StarvingArtist

If it's not the strut, Check the level sensor and...

If it's not the strut, Check the level sensor and linkage in the wheel well.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By StarvingArtist

This is the kind of service I want when I buy...

This is the kind of service I want when I buy parts on the edges of my understanding. Too bad I don't need any.
12-11-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By StarvingArtist

Check your fuel pump connectors and relay.

Check your fuel pump connectors and relay.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 165,460
Posted By StarvingArtist

Corteco part # 80001089 is for high HP. All the...

Corteco part # 80001089 is for high HP. All the others fit, but fail very quickly in an AMG.

I just saw the date of your question, sorry for the late response.
11-29-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By StarvingArtist

That actually does sound like a bad alternator....

That actually does sound like a bad alternator. The VR is all over the place. It might be worth taking it back and trying a different one before paying for a proper diagnosis. I don't know if the BCM...
11-25-2016, 06:22 AM
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By StarvingArtist

Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By StarvingArtist

There's a rubber sleeve that's shot. There is a...

There's a rubber sleeve that's shot. There is a thread about that, and a kit to fix it, but i don't remember what it was called. One guy wrapped it with black tape and was happy with the result.
Forum: W219
08-18-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By StarvingArtist

Get arnotts. 450 -500 apiece, lifetime warranty.

Get arnotts. 450 -500 apiece, lifetime warranty.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By StarvingArtist

Haven't got any advice on the weird problems, but...

Haven't got any advice on the weird problems, but welcome to the forum.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,019
Posted By StarvingArtist

No, I don't know. I just read the numbers on my...

No, I don't know. I just read the numbers on my bearing and ordered one from amazon. I don't remember a sleeve, but that was two years ago.
06-29-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By StarvingArtist

+1 on the PCV system for the oil, and I would...

+1 on the PCV system for the oil, and I would stop running it until you get the ignition fixed. There is a lot of info here and on the CL SL forums about the coil packs and I think it's called the...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-29-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,435
Posted By StarvingArtist

It's $200 on your parts thread. The rest goes to...

It's $200 on your parts thread. The rest goes to the dealer for the "cheap" rental car. You've saved me quite a bit of money over the years, I hate to see you get taken for a ride by the dealer. This...
06-27-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By StarvingArtist

Valve seals shouldn't throw a CEL. On a 55 motor...

Valve seals shouldn't throw a CEL. On a 55 motor the crankcase breather can put gobs of oil in at random. Not familiar with the 65 (yet), but ignition problems are common, and will throw a CEL. Is...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-15-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,355
Posted By StarvingArtist

Buy an s65 dirt cheap and take the drive train...

Buy an s65 dirt cheap and take the drive train for your E, then build it. Oh, wait that's my dream.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-03-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By StarvingArtist

The traction computers are still active with esp...

The traction computers are still active with esp off. the brakes get dragged to keep the tires spinning even. You can watch it happen on ice.
Forum: W219
05-08-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By StarvingArtist

I welded a nut on a short bolt once. I like your...

I welded a nut on a short bolt once. I like your solution better.
05-03-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,612
Posted By StarvingArtist

That is a nice car at a great price! If you still...

That is a nice car at a great price! If you still have it at the end of summer I will be looking.
Forum: W219
05-02-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By StarvingArtist

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
Forum: W211 AMG
04-23-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By StarvingArtist

What ever you do, do it well. Tires expand a...

What ever you do, do it well. Tires expand a little at speed. Maybe put the nut on with red locktite, then cut the shank a little at a time so it doesn't heat up. Those ball joints are only about 50...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 119,237
Posted By StarvingArtist

When I had my sub frame out for paint and...

When I had my sub frame out for paint and maintenance I put a couple layers of bicycle inner tube under the sway bar clamps as prevention to keep them tight. If the rubber is still stuck to the sway...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-06-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,275
Posted By StarvingArtist

Congrats on the record. That motor is a thing of...

Congrats on the record. That motor is a thing of beauty.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-31-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By StarvingArtist

There's corrosion underneath the stainless steel...

There's corrosion underneath the stainless steel plate that the shims slide on. It will take some finesse to get the three screws out to clean every thing.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-22-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 116,227
Posted By StarvingArtist

Here it is.

Here it is.
Forum: W211 AMG
07-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By StarvingArtist

Hmmm, I see what you mean. Where it's hitting...

Hmmm, I see what you mean. Where it's hitting stops it from swinging too far. That side should be stretched tight under load except at idle though. I'm not convinced it even needs a spring. It's just...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By StarvingArtist

No, but it's the spring that's the problem and...

No, but it's the spring that's the problem and you cant get to that either. If I had gotten it apart I might have come up with something better, and I would definitely carve some off that tab it hits.
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