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04-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By superangrypenguin

Eh? A major selling point, for me, for the S...

Eh?

A major selling point, for me, for the S class was its presence. I don't know of any S class owner who wants to blend in, because if that was a goal, competitive vehicles do a much better job...
04-21-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By superangrypenguin

A great theory, for sure, and one I agree with....

A great theory, for sure, and one I agree with. That said, is it practical? No, I don't think so.

For those of you who do, or used to fly frequently for work - you may appreciate this most of all....
03-24-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yes

Yes
03-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,132
Posted By superangrypenguin

As a car guy this really pisses me off. The OP...

As a car guy this really pisses me off. The OP should be shamed into oblivion.

Hell, from an environmental standpoint this is absolutely ridiculous too.

How do I downvote this thread?!
03-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By superangrypenguin

Umm, I don't think we're talking about the same...

Umm, I don't think we're talking about the same thing.

When you are driving through a car wash, or in pouring rain, the key is INSIDE of the car (with you) so nothing like this happens. This ONLY...
02-10-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,277
Posted By superangrypenguin

If you're an old school Mercedes person like me,...

If you're an old school Mercedes person like me, the A8 will quickly end up on the top of your list. Even with the B&O Advanced 3D sound system with 1920W and 24 speakers (IIRC), even with that,...
01-27-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

Never an issue. I've also been down to -35'C.

Never an issue. I've also been down to -35'C.
01-21-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

Glad you're enjoying this thread. I went about it...

Glad you're enjoying this thread. I went about it a little bit more discreetly than Itwargssf. My focus was to reduce noise while being as discreet as possible from an install perspective. His sound...
01-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,366
Posted By superangrypenguin

The only car on the planet that has an uglier...

The only car on the planet that has an uglier grill (for this price point/category) is the 2020 Genesis G90.

WTF were these designers thinking? Were they DRUNK?!
...
01-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By superangrypenguin

So the A89 reduced friction comment brought up by...

So the A89 reduced friction comment brought up by another member is new to me. I am very surprised to hear if you have the 7G Plus. It may just be worth asking your dealer with the transmission oil...
01-09-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By superangrypenguin

Direct Injection engine. All DI engines have...

Direct Injection engine.

All DI engines have HPFP (high pressure fuel pumps), and those are known to crap out. I don't think I've ever read a thread on any forum I'm active on that involved the...
01-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By superangrypenguin

This is easy. Don't overdo this, and just...

This is easy.

Don't overdo this, and just follow my suggestion.

Mobil 1 0W40 "euro spec". (the latter is redundant).

Buy it on sale, and get it done. It takes about 7.4 (IIRC) quarts, but...
01-08-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,484
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yeah............... Sorry about that. LOL....

Yeah...............

Sorry about that. LOL. Truth be told this guy came to mind when I came up with the screen name. Someone pointed it out to me after the fact, and it's stuck with me.

LOL
...
01-04-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By superangrypenguin

1) I have never seen this done. 2) Have not...

1) I have never seen this done.
2) Have not heard of anything other than caliper painting.
01-01-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

Interestingly enough having tested a 203, the 204...

Interestingly enough having tested a 203, the 204 is indeed quieter than the 203. The 202 is before my time.

I don't think it's just cost cutting here at play. MB has introduced several new models...
12-08-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By superangrypenguin

Xice tires in Vancouver? That's insanity, but...

Xice tires in Vancouver? That's insanity, but hey, to each their own.

Giving up dry/rain performance with dedicated snows is a bit too extreme for me. Performance snow tires work much better in...
12-03-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,231
Posted By superangrypenguin

Is it really that wrong to state that women have...

Is it really that wrong to state that women have a different learning curve then men? I don't know if this is true, but if it is, what's the big deal? There was no statement made as far as if it was...
11-30-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,231
Posted By superangrypenguin

Typically said wives in an S class would be a lot...

Typically said wives in an S class would be a lot older....:D
11-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By superangrypenguin

Buy a new engine?

Buy a new engine?
11-18-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By superangrypenguin

No to your first question.

No to your first question.
11-16-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By superangrypenguin

It's doable. My dealer told me.

It's doable. My dealer told me.
11-15-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yes

Yes
11-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By superangrypenguin

This post is mainly directed at my good ol'...

This post is mainly directed at my good ol' friend @ ltwargssf (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/372924-ltwargssf.html) . I try and conduct myself as a friendly person in all facets of life,...
11-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By superangrypenguin

This is something that I really want to know as...

This is something that I really want to know as well. The injector noise is something we will all have to get used to (sadly, I think you and I are probably the people who find this the most annoying...
11-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yes, there will be some oil vapour/residue, just...

Yes, there will be some oil vapour/residue, just like there is some fuel detergent residue for PEA cleaners as they survive combustion and would also be part of the crap that your catch can would...
11-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By superangrypenguin

You're right, but the problem is that 99% or...

You're right, but the problem is that 99% or whatever of people don't read the detailed T&Cs, e.g. the contract. Just this MONTH, I've been battling Audi dealers for the exact T&Cs of the new Audi...
11-02-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By superangrypenguin

For me, when I owned a DI car, I usually put in...

For me, when I owned a DI car, I usually put in SI1 in one or two gas tank refills prior to an oil change.
11-02-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By superangrypenguin

This is a topic I know too much about. ...

This is a topic I know too much about.

Fortunately for you and fellow MB owners you should be fine. No need to run a catch can either.

MBs air oil separator does a good enough job such that...
10-30-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,106
Posted By superangrypenguin

Just so you know you cannot get MBC with 4matic.

Just so you know you cannot get MBC with 4matic.
10-29-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,635
Posted By superangrypenguin

Please don't quote me on this as this is going...

Please don't quote me on this as this is going back around 2 years. The price differential was about 4x more than one for the S.
10-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,904
Posted By superangrypenguin

I think the whole mid segment I4 thing started...

I think the whole mid segment I4 thing started with the Audi A6 offering the 2.0L engine. It was not because of CAFE requirements, but because of trying to whore the brand out (all car makers are...
10-19-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By superangrypenguin

Holy crap. Is it just me? In the US of A, you can...

Holy crap. Is it just me? In the US of A, you can now no longer buy the acoustic comfort package? I am building out a E450 for fun on MBUSA and I don't see it. Is this a change?
10-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By superangrypenguin

M276 engine (direct injected) Flakey balance...

M276 engine (direct injected)
Flakey balance shaft issues affected early production 272 engines, which never made it into the W204. I believe this plagued W203 C classes, and not 204s, as an...
10-01-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,463
Posted By superangrypenguin

Please check RDF. MBworld doesn't like my massive...

Please check RDF. MBworld doesn't like my massive photos....
09-27-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By superangrypenguin

Especially the 3 series crap vs the W204. ...

Especially the 3 series crap vs the W204.

People here know my take on direct injection. IMO the 2012 C300 is best. Facelifted, and still port fuel injected, but if people want to take on direct...
09-27-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By superangrypenguin

Which is certainly alright. You can use the oil...

Which is certainly alright. You can use the oil extractor for subsequent uses (make sure you get the appropriate adapter too for full oil changes). Mercedes Benz fuc**** up every single oil change...
09-26-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,604
Posted By superangrypenguin

The acoustic portion is actually located within...

The acoustic portion is actually located within the glass layers.It's an additional acoustic film that is placed within it. This is well known information.
...
09-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,790
Posted By superangrypenguin

There is no doubt that between a 2015 S63AMG and...

There is no doubt that between a 2015 S63AMG and a 2019 S450/560 that the overall cost of maintenance is lower, or should be lower with the latter. That said, there are a few things going for the S63...
09-22-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By superangrypenguin

W222 Youtube video

The beginning was pretty boring, but then learning about how they package the S class into factory mode and such was really neat for me to see/learn

Enjoy!
...
09-20-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,761
Posted By superangrypenguin

Can you please stop thread spamming?!

Can you please stop thread spamming?!
09-19-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By superangrypenguin

As per MB every two years

As per MB every two years
09-18-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,298
Posted By superangrypenguin

Not in the US. I'm also so tired of tax...

Not in the US.

I'm also so tired of tax credits. People like me and you pay income taxes that then gets redistributed for crap like this? ?
09-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By superangrypenguin

This is precisely why I'm leaning towards an A8...

This is precisely why I'm leaning towards an A8 2019.
09-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By superangrypenguin

OEM tires are almost always crap. You don't get...

OEM tires are almost always crap. You don't get to select the tires, but you may be able to select all seasons vs summers (depends on country), but I always budget money to swap out tires right after...
09-14-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By superangrypenguin

I don't think the MY20 is the W223. I suspect the...

I don't think the MY20 is the W223. I suspect the MY21 is the M223, but I don't think I was clear here (sorry). I will only buy the S450 with the current M276 DELA 30. I don't want the new I6 engine....
09-12-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By superangrypenguin

So what happens during a speed change and you...

So what happens during a speed change and you want to speed? Manually go and change the speed setting again?

I've always wondered this!
09-09-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By superangrypenguin

Unfortunately this depends on how strong the...

Unfortunately this depends on how strong the magnet is. I have one of those long telescoping magnet wands that are used to fish nuts and bolts if you drop them deep in the engine bay (e.g. strong...
09-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By superangrypenguin

W204 rust. How's it holding up?

Not to beat on a dead horse, but since I've been in car researching mode and such, one thing just dawned on me. I had my car up in the air today as I was working on a bunch of sh**, and I was...
09-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,381
Posted By superangrypenguin

Reporting back that after half an hour of testing...

Reporting back that after half an hour of testing just this stereo system I had no issues.

Spotify on max quality. Streamed.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
09-06-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,435
Posted By superangrypenguin

I'm not defending anyone for anything. I just...

I'm not defending anyone for anything. I just would hope that as a fellow participant of MBworld, that we welcome people's questions and thoughts. Not that it matters any but I read your post as...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
09-06-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,435
Posted By superangrypenguin

Sigh. I have a M3 to sell you. Please...

Sigh. I have a M3 to sell you.



Please don't let anyone dissuade you from your beliefs and ideals. I'm a center right person, and I hate how divisive politics is. If you feel that MB is doing...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
09-06-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,435
Posted By superangrypenguin

WTF man. There are people that buy an AMG...

WTF man.

There are people that buy an AMG for the driving experience who give a shi* about the environment. I may not care, and clearly you do not, but that doesn't mean someone with a differing...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
09-06-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,435
Posted By superangrypenguin

Way to be a douchebag. Seriously? This is the...

Way to be a douchebag. Seriously? This is the sort of crap on the AMG forum?!

I thought I was reading a BMW forum for a moment. Unbelievable.



The guy clearly wants to learn about how this...
09-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By superangrypenguin

Swap out the RFT and get 19s if possible.

Swap out the RFT and get 19s if possible.
09-04-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By superangrypenguin

They are called stealerships for a reason

They are called stealerships for a reason
09-02-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,094
Posted By superangrypenguin

Firstly, I must say, most of my knowledge about...

Firstly, I must say, most of my knowledge about direct injection, fuel content, fuel dilution, blowby, carbon buildup is nearly 8 years old, and nearly nobody has added to my knowledge on this topic...
09-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,094
Posted By superangrypenguin

Thank you. Your post set off a bunch of follow up...

Thank you. Your post set off a bunch of follow up questions and now am investigating if the M276 DELA engine now utilizes stratified injection due to the decreased sulphur content. I have not been...
08-29-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By superangrypenguin

I think I already know the cause of this. I...

I think I already know the cause of this.

I bet you anything it's carbon buildup on the intake valves. And HOLY MOLY for the love of all that is holy, avoid E85!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
08-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,094
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yes. Fuel dilution is an issue with all direct...

Yes. Fuel dilution is an issue with all direct injected engines. Some are worse than other. Fuel dilution affects oil volatility and also decreases the flashpoint of said oil. When that number...
08-21-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By superangrypenguin

Wrong forum...

Wrong forum...
08-21-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,530
Posted By superangrypenguin

Switch to Arnott after the car goes out of...

Switch to Arnott after the car goes out of warranty.
08-21-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By superangrypenguin

Have you considered an E class? I'm debating...

Have you considered an E class? I'm debating between that scenario too, but I decided to write off the E as my preference is towards a luxury car versus sports/luxury. I would encourage you to take a...
08-16-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,530
Posted By superangrypenguin

I'm not so sure what models you get so please...

I'm not so sure what models you get so please take what I'm saying with a grain of salt. A short wheel base S class can be bought in my neck o' 'the woods, and is only 5 or 6" longer (wheel base...
08-15-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,530
Posted By superangrypenguin

Any E class AMG model that features air...

Any E class AMG model that features air suspension prior to the 2019 model.

E.g. E300/E400 with air suspension = 4 wheel air suspension
Everything else with a AMG badge (real or not) = front...
08-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By superangrypenguin

Based on what I read it is a dealer only thing....

Based on what I read it is a dealer only thing. On my car and other older Benzes, one can reset it themselves, but based on my Googling on your car it requires the dealer. Otherwise, check your...
08-14-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,530
Posted By superangrypenguin

Here I am looking at a 2019 A8 because I'm not in...

Here I am looking at a 2019 A8 because I'm not in love with the 2018 S class.

Anyways.

1) E>C for a number of reasons

1) E's a lot quieter
2) E rides a lot more smoother, especially with...
08-11-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Posted By superangrypenguin

You hit a nerve without realizing it. :-) If...

You hit a nerve without realizing it. :-)

If MBC was an option on 4matic cars, the S class would have been in my garage by now. I am not even kidding. MBC is not an option on 4matic S classes, and...
08-10-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Posted By superangrypenguin

Thanks. I'll try and make time today to do just...

Thanks. I'll try and make time today to do just this. I've test driven the S a bunch of times but for whatever insane reason, I keep on forgetting to try out the massage seats.
08-06-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,554
Posted By superangrypenguin

Learned something new today. Thank you @rbrylaw

Learned something new today. Thank you @rbrylaw
08-04-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By superangrypenguin

When you first start driving the system measures...

When you first start driving the system measures how quick your steering inputs are. As you get tired your reaction changes for the worse nd the system alerts you. I believe it also takes into...
07-31-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By superangrypenguin

The bigger the sidewall the less prone to...

The bigger the sidewall the less prone to blowouts. This is a GENERAL statement and there are a lot of factors here.

This is a reason I stuck with 17" rims, as the potholes here are bigger than...
05-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By superangrypenguin

Let me put this to all of you in something you...

Let me put this to all of you in something you can understand :D

If a hot blond chick offers you no string attached bareback sex, will you do her? If not, walk away from this.
05-16-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By superangrypenguin

Congrats on the new car. To be honest when I...

Congrats on the new car. To be honest when I listened to the BASE audio vs the HK, it was night and day. I just had to have the HK sound system. It was a no contest decision.

So that being said,...
05-06-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By superangrypenguin

1) No. WAZE FTW 2) No, but that's a first for...

1) No. WAZE FTW
2) No, but that's a first for me. I don't notice any audio degradation and I am a self professed audiophile
3) I despise Apple
4) See #3
5) Yes
6) Yes, technically. If on a large...
04-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By superangrypenguin

Less folds in the MANN filter. That's why I...

Less folds in the MANN filter. That's why I stayed away from it, then again, I'm a stickler for the details. I would stick with the OEM service interval myself, but YMMV.
03-22-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,914
Posted By superangrypenguin

For those of you complaining about brake dust ...

For those of you complaining about brake dust

I cannot recommend this enough:

https://www.autoglym.com/wheel-protector
03-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By superangrypenguin

Isn't that the point of a S63?

Isn't that the point of a S63?
03-16-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By superangrypenguin

W222 vs Nissan 200SX - hoolagining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYA3rAEIRuc

LOL
03-16-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,834
Posted By superangrypenguin

Depending on where you live and what your...

Depending on where you live and what your employment conditions are like, there are tax consequences/advantages for both leasing and financing. It's truly not one size fits all here. I'm not only...
03-15-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,914
Posted By superangrypenguin

So I'm going to play devil's advocate here. ...

So I'm going to play devil's advocate here.

It is mostly accepted and hardly contested that ceramic pads don't work well when it's really really cold out. Some people may disagree with my...
03-14-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,914
Posted By superangrypenguin

Ceramic is not as hard as semi-metallic pads. So...

Ceramic is not as hard as semi-metallic pads. So no, you don't need special rotors for ceramic pads. However, you do need a clean pair of underwear if you're needing to slam on the brakes when it's...
03-11-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,834
Posted By superangrypenguin

I get your point of view here too, but from my...

I get your point of view here too, but from my end, I'm thinking about the people who complain about their used $40,000 Rolls Royce and the $3,000 services that go along with it. I mean...what did...
03-11-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,834
Posted By superangrypenguin

Well put. Also. 200$ spread across 12 months is...

Well put. Also. 200$ spread across 12 months is nothing to talk about. If this is of financial concern one shouldn't have bought a 222 IMHO.
03-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

I gave up on Youtube. Stupid wind. Anyways, here...

I gave up on Youtube. Stupid wind. Anyways, here is the detailed info on the mods I made for my car. The lines in blue is what I added. Enjoy! Apologies my car interior is a mess. Spent the weekend...
03-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,762
Posted By superangrypenguin

There's an easy way to test if this is the...

There's an easy way to test if this is the culprit. Take a roll of duct tape, tape up all of those gaps, then go for a drive. If the issue goes away or is mitigated, then that's the problem.
03-10-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,502
Posted By superangrypenguin

It's good to have standards :D

It's good to have standards :D
03-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

I'm excited to report today's run #2 and run #3....

I'm excited to report today's run #2 and run #3. Less windy today, and results have improved even more.

112km/hr: 66-67 (70mph. Both indicated by speedometer and GPS speeds produce a reading of...
03-07-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By superangrypenguin

I don't think anyone is in disagreement that...

I don't think anyone is in disagreement that there should be basic level of options for a prospective buyer to choose from. Your comments about the G90 lacking a 'brown' interior is very valid, and...
03-07-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By superangrypenguin

To each their own as they say, but in your...

To each their own as they say, but in your example, what's stopping you from buying an aftermarket rim? Personally, I much prefer MB Canada's approach to sales tactics. There are FAR fewer options...
03-06-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By superangrypenguin

Please don't get me wrong. I absolutely agree...

Please don't get me wrong. I absolutely agree with you, I also don't get why there are a thousand options on this car. Pay to play - either pony up the money to get these cars loaded or go buy a CLA....
03-01-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,048
Posted By superangrypenguin

So the useful chart that you found is one that I...

So the useful chart that you found is one that I have already been referencing. I don't buy the numbers too much, because some of them just don't make sense. Take the W204s, from 2008 to 2014, and...
02-26-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By superangrypenguin

What an absolutely beautiful car!! Thanks so much...

What an absolutely beautiful car!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
02-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 98,255
Posted By superangrypenguin

Hi William Welcome to the forum. I don't...

Hi William

Welcome to the forum. I don't think you'll get a lot of info from us on this thread because this thread is specifically talking about excessive carbon buildup on direct injected...
01-02-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,518
Posted By superangrypenguin

Don't you guys feel the handling is compromised?...

Don't you guys feel the handling is compromised? The suspension is designed with run flats so thus is softer than if it was designed without run flats. I would surmise those of you running non run...
12-31-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By superangrypenguin

In the grand scheme of things, the damage is...

In the grand scheme of things, the damage is minor, and you lived (And there were no structural issues caused by said crash).
09-01-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By superangrypenguin

I'd get the 14 just because then. In year 4...

I'd get the 14 just because then.

In year 4 and 5 of my car ownership, warranty has covered close to $6k in repairs.
08-16-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,261
Posted By superangrypenguin

Short of driving it like it's stolen, nothing. ...

Short of driving it like it's stolen, nothing.

I wish the car was faster, and I wish the car was bigger, but I accept my car as what it is...a car that gets me from A -> B comfortably.
...
08-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By superangrypenguin

There is no cover with the logo for the W204 HK...

There is no cover with the logo for the W204 HK systems. That said, it's a stupid plastic part, what has you so concerned?!

This could be a genuine part for the E class as there is a logo on the...
08-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By superangrypenguin

Fair price. I paid 2500$ Canadian for mine. ...

Fair price. I paid 2500$ Canadian for mine.

I don't have experience with third party warranty but MBs extended warranty has been truly fantastic. Paid for itself in one visit when I needed new...
08-15-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By superangrypenguin

1) Contact Carfax 2) Inform the dealer you...

1) Contact Carfax
2) Inform the dealer you bought the car from that you seek damages to the tune of $x due to negligent misrepresentation. Then, if they refuse to help you out, threaten and/or go to...
08-15-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By superangrypenguin

I've uploaded the 2012 C class brochure, this...

I've uploaded the 2012 C class brochure, this should address some of your questions here (with regards to package, and driving assistance aids)

With respect to what to look for, the first thing...
08-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,153
Posted By superangrypenguin

:crazy: Yeah, replacing a HPFP is definitely...

:crazy:

Yeah, replacing a HPFP is definitely more infrequent than replacing traditional fuel pumps.

And it costs less, much much less.

:bs:

Friendly advice, learn what you're actually...
08-15-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By superangrypenguin

Here's something worth reading. Hopefully this...

Here's something worth reading. Hopefully this dispels some of the commentary here and also adds value to those of you who actually want to know what goes on with direct injection and how things like...
08-03-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By superangrypenguin

That's not what she said.

That's not what she said.
07-25-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,196
Posted By superangrypenguin

:rolleyes: 1) Think about the lugnut design here....

:rolleyes: 1) Think about the lugnut design here. This is common sense.

2) OEM stuff vs crap from China? Come on - use common sense here.

Generally speaking, OEM stuff > aftermarket stuff. Are...
07-11-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,153
Posted By superangrypenguin

You're reaching here. I never said the sky is...

You're reaching here. I never said the sky is falling, just that my experience with direct injected engines has been poor. Direct Injection is a relatively new technology in series production...
06-28-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By superangrypenguin

Just pull the hose towards you (towards the...

Just pull the hose towards you (towards the grill), and it should come off with relative ease.
06-28-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By superangrypenguin

Here ya go :D ...

Here ya go :D

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/806x806/80-rolling_my_eyes_so_hard_89b532746f2d30128c8239cf5d20c18551a2906c.jpg
06-27-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,780
Posted By superangrypenguin

In general front tires will wear out first. ...

In general front tires will wear out first.

On a RWD car, it's essentially around the same. Rear tires will wear more than front because it pushes the car forward, and front tires wear out because...
06-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By superangrypenguin

Because it's not worth the money, NOR is it worth...

Because it's not worth the money, NOR is it worth the risk to drop in a new motor.

If you're married, would you pay another 1.5 million $ to bang someone only slightly more attractive and 3 months...
06-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By superangrypenguin

For the warranty and the ability to buy...

For the warranty and the ability to buy additional warranty, all backed by Mercedes Benz.

Because I value peace of mind. I'm willing to pay a premium for it as there's too much other crap in my...
06-25-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By superangrypenguin

Wow, in Canada CPO is another 2 years of...

Wow, in Canada CPO is another 2 years of warranty. I've never seen it as a one year.

Anyways, this sort of question is really personal. It comes down to risk tolerance levels. When I buy a car, I...
06-22-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,536
Posted By superangrypenguin

Dish soap mixed with fine pieces of concrete. ...

Dish soap mixed with fine pieces of concrete.

It gets absolutely everything off of the car!
06-21-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,300
Posted By superangrypenguin

:D:D:D:D Ok, I'm laughing my head off...

:D:D:D:D

Ok, I'm laughing my head off because I was JUST not only researching this but Googling this extensively because after I started this thread I was thinking about NVH.

Please note: I...
06-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By superangrypenguin

Almost everything is possible, but it's going to...

Almost everything is possible, but it's going to cost you a LOT of money. It's cost prohibitive for those of us with a limited wallet.
06-09-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By superangrypenguin

Wow^^ A heated discussion about speakers -_- ...

Wow^^ A heated discussion about speakers -_-

This is my opinion only.

I've had Bose speakers in an Audi, have listened to the Nakamichi system in a RX from a years past, have listened to B&O...
06-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By superangrypenguin

Here's a good reference with info on catalytic...

Here's a good reference with info on catalytic converter metals. Obviously you wouldn't sell it to these guys, but it's got good info on the subject at hand.

http://www.specialtymetals.com/faq/
06-04-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By superangrypenguin

Why not just sell the platinum in the exhaust?...

Why not just sell the platinum in the exhaust? Probably worth more money that way.
06-04-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By superangrypenguin

WHOA STOP FOR A SEC. You should NEVER check your...

WHOA STOP FOR A SEC. You should NEVER check your engine when cold. You should ALWAYS check once your engine is at operating temperature, then wait 5 minutes after turning off your engine - THEN using...
06-02-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By superangrypenguin

Battery die on? <--what? Jump started it...

Battery die on? <--what?

Jump started it incorrectly? - how?

Worst case you fried your ECU and everything. Have you checked the fuse box?

This could be a butt expensive repair.
06-01-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By superangrypenguin

Compressor is probably toast. Our clutches are...

Compressor is probably toast. Our clutches are variable though. It's not a case of on or off... So I'm not sure if you can in fact hear it.
05-25-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By superangrypenguin

Most of us survive without TPMS. Have you...

Most of us survive without TPMS. Have you considered just ignoring it? Welcome to the forum!
05-25-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By superangrypenguin

Holy crap. There's terrible build quality!! ...

Holy crap. There's terrible build quality!!

I'd write into MB corporate about that. That's ridiculous how that's not covered!!
05-24-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,890
Posted By superangrypenguin

They don't really work. Just fill up a tank of...

They don't really work. Just fill up a tank of Shell premium and call it a day.
05-22-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By superangrypenguin

Car care products for your W204

Spent the day hand detailing the car, and thought it'd be great to ask the community what car care products you use that you find effective!

For me

Paint sealant of choice:...
05-17-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By superangrypenguin

Just a suggestion if I may - perhaps it'd be...

Just a suggestion if I may - perhaps it'd be helpful to put the model year of your vehicle if it's not in your profile. Reason being: On low mileage cars, usually it's the age of the vehicle which...
05-13-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By superangrypenguin

You can't check the tranny fluid level unless you...

You can't check the tranny fluid level unless you have a model where there is a dipstick tube and you buy the dipstick tool itself which does not come with the car.

On models like mine that...
05-03-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By superangrypenguin

^this. RUN from the dealership. They love milking...

^this. RUN from the dealership. They love milking people in instances like this.
04-27-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,000
Posted By superangrypenguin

Knock on the trunk lid and hopefully the person...

Knock on the trunk lid and hopefully the person you tried to kidnap will open it for you.

:D
04-26-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By superangrypenguin

I bought this ...

I bought this

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00UXS7958/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The suction cup is mounted on the plastic ledge in front of the navigation screen. It works...
04-25-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By superangrypenguin

Thanks. Wait, but Ford VW and Audi are using port...

Thanks. Wait, but Ford VW and Audi are using port and direct injection in their engines? Really? (B/c If so I'm going to head to an Audi dealership now and buy a car)...

Thanks for the info about...
04-25-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By superangrypenguin

OP Where do you live? Here in the Greater Toronto...

OP Where do you live? Here in the Greater Toronto Area I paid $430 with a set of wipers at exoparts.com.

Great prices for OEM stuff.
04-24-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,987
Posted By superangrypenguin

2014 C300s are the new M276 engines.

2014 C300s are the new M276 engines.
04-24-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By superangrypenguin

Can you please post a video?

Can you please post a video?
04-23-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By superangrypenguin

I had this issue once. On receipt. Found...

I had this issue once. On receipt.

Found codes C219700 stored. Found TIPS CASE GI30.20-P-058547. Performed electrical test of harness from B37 (accelerator pedal). to M.E. found all pins have 0.2...
04-20-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,715
Posted By superangrypenguin

Yes. I mean, come on, this is common sense....

Yes.

I mean, come on, this is common sense. You want better short term performance? Don't use an airfilter.

Obviously they have to let in more air by reducing the amount of crap they stop. So...
01-02-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,185
Posted By superangrypenguin

Welcome! (I just read you bought an E. Enjoy!...

Welcome! (I just read you bought an E. Enjoy! That'll be my next vehicle I think) (After I drive this C into the ground, I love it too damn much (Despite its quirks)

I read the subsequent posts. I...
12-23-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,524
Posted By superangrypenguin

Gasoline E class - Direct Injection problems - resolved?

I sold my B7 A4 many years ago and bought a W204 before they went DI in the C300 in 2012. After catching myself up on this board, it appears that MB also suffered the issue of carbon buildup on the...
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