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06-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By cnterline

Update 9.85 @140.30 and a [email protected] new PB ...

Update 9.85 @140.30 and a [email protected] new PB 3/23/19 MIR ...
Forum: Kill Stories
05-03-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Ingenere

McLaren 570S v Dodge Hellcat

Maybe it's the time of year, or I'm just getting lucky, but the challengers are popping up. I had to instruct a Hellcat this morning on how to give up a corner...... when you've lost it!

As I'm...
04-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By marcoamg

i have the niche apex 8.5 upfront with 25 offset...

i have the niche apex 8.5 upfront with 25 offset and the 10.5 rear with 27 offset. no issues at all with calipers or fenders, etc.
04-24-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Frederick NL

Elbow grease, showing off

Just for the fun of it: my cars will feature a main article in the (non factory) Dutch MB Classic Magazine. Had a tough Easter weekend polishing the bright work on the Pagoda and working against the...
Forum: Kill Stories
04-23-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By Ingenere

McLaren 570S v Ford Expedition

I don't know if this counts as a 'kill' per se, but it is definitely bizarre.

The Macca attracts a fair amount of attention wherever I go, but it kind of goes with the territory. I was at a...
04-20-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By blueduramax

Plugs from FCP Euro arrived yesterday, installed...

Plugs from FCP Euro arrived yesterday, installed today. Old plugs were Bosch and looked like original (106K). Process of changing a bit challenging but very DIY. Hope to take the car out for a...
04-19-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By kbob999

Relax. It's not that big of a deal. No...

Relax. It's not that big of a deal. No soldering required. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can do this.
Here's DIY that I did to replace mine, and feedback from others that the China LCD's are...
04-18-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By okbarnett

should, but also depends on the shape of the...

should, but also depends on the shape of the wheel as if it may hit the caliper
call niche they should know if people buy them for SL
04-16-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Robjr

PJmak....... I made a $51,000 offer on a...

PJmak.......

I made a $51,000 offer on a Mars Red on Black '08 MB CLK63 AMG BS with 51k miles last November subject to a PPI (Pre Purchase Inspection) at Portland MB (downtown). I sent him a...
04-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By imtheking

Strutmasters- My first impression

Hey guys,

Hope all is well. I recently purchased a 2003 SL500 from North Carolina. Had it shipped to MD. I sent a reputable mobile mechanic company to inspect the car and he gave it rave reviews-...
03-29-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,378
Posted By saskwelch

This is one of the many "typical" problems with...

This is one of the many "typical" problems with this car. If you don't want to fool around with the top half open (dangerous as it can close at any time on it's own), simply have the top down, open...
Forum: Kill Stories
03-29-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Ingenere

McLaren 570S v a gaggle of cars

My friends constantly accuse me of driving a little 'quick', and am tough to follow when the road gets twisty. My CBBSCD (Carbon Based Biological Speed Control Device), otherwise known as my wife,...
03-24-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By cnterline

New R230 World Quaerter Mile Record 9.85

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/b038f606_882b_40af_8156_c86ffb8d6d3f_7659eb8f93aac53bfad54bf57e425abc8fa76609.jpeg...
03-21-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By eddieo45

Back in 1975 when I was 16 my dad would take me...

Back in 1975 when I was 16 my dad would take me car shopping for my first car and he would always find these old antique cars out in the boondocks (he was obsessed with me driving HIS dream car)....
02-28-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Rudeney

After a leak in my main pressure feed hose, I...

After a leak in my main pressure feed hose, I considered it but then I also figured it would not do much good. That pinhole leak was was slow enough that it took about 20 miles of high-speed driving...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-13-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Strigoi

I don't get the appeal of doing burnouts. Even...

I don't get the appeal of doing burnouts. Even when I was younger I couldn't see the point in just destroying tires for no good reason.
02-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By m5zealot

Strange Behavior Of ABC System - Fixed

Hello,

I just wanted to give a heads up for everyone who may have issues with their ABC troubleshooting. As you know I replaced my entire system (After selling my eldest child :D) over a year ago....
02-13-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By smithwn55

Car Show Sheet

I took the time to cobble together some information from numerous sources on both the SL55 and the 07-08 Model Years specifically. I've attached it in case you're interested. Happy Reading...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-04-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,253
Posted By austingtir

Heres mine: For RHD guys in NZ, Australia, UK etc...

Heres mine: For RHD guys in NZ, Australia, UK etc etc I will be making another set in the new year so if there is much interest I'll keep making them. Pictured is my prototype set. So got most...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,860
Posted By Strigoi

I know I'm in the minority here, but I don't...

I know I'm in the minority here, but I don't think you should be buying one of these cars if you have to finance it.
10-30-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By alk247

It is easy to calculate. If D is your wheel...

It is easy to calculate. If D is your wheel diameter in inches (say 20"), W is your tire width (like 295), and R is you aspect ratio (like /30), then you calculate the total diameter of the tire as...
10-27-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By alk247

You front tires are 661 mm in diameter (correct...

You front tires are 661 mm in diameter (correct size for our cars) and rears are 685 mm, which is too large. Apparently, it doesn't cause any problem with ESC and ABS, but your speedometer is showing...
10-24-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By fooschnickens

You can get bore centric rings that will adapt...

You can get bore centric rings that will adapt wheels to different center bore sizes, just stay away from plastic ones, they degrade over time.

I'll have to double check the offset on my...
10-18-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,768
Posted By spawnywhippet

I have just bought a 110k mile 2006 SL55 AMG with...

I have just bought a 110k mile 2006 SL55 AMG with P30 Performance Package. There is no owners handbook with the car.

I got no service records with the car other than a recent receipt for the ABC...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-13-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By zhmorrow13

junk

junk
09-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By dafi129

Could be one of the pistons on the front valve...

Could be one of the pistons on the front valve block not holding pressure .
This will show on the star system .
All you need is to change the seals on the 4 pistons if they're working
properly .
09-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By kittyandgary

Something (miniscule piece of dirt/matter) may be...

Something (miniscule piece of dirt/matter) may be keeping one of the valves from completely closing when the car is parked. Over time, fluid leakage from the suspension cylinder back into the...
09-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,274
Posted By Rudeney

Do check the coolant level. It should be at the...

Do check the coolant level. It should be at the top of the white section of the tank. If it needs a bit, top it off with distilled water. if it's very low, then a 50/50 mix of the appropriate...
08-20-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By carguyshu

SBC warranty extended to 25 years

Just read elsewhere that MB has extended the warranty for all SBC cars to 25 years. This info was just released earlier today. Waiting to hear if they are going to do reimbursement for any out of...
08-15-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By sbainb

8/15/2018 Update Pleased to report that the...

8/15/2018 Update

Pleased to report that the car is still running great, now at 77K miles (+13K miles since having ECU flash performed). Since the tune I've had the rear cats/resonators deleted...
07-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,528
Posted By maw1124

No thanks, I’ll pass on the W221. “The immediacy...

No thanks, I’ll pass on the W221. “The immediacy of the supercharged ... eight” is the whole point here. In a 4300 lb car, the thing imitates an M3 much better than an M3 can imitate it. Once I give...
07-29-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By Hary Gahtoe

Hot August Nights Road Trip

Another eventful year has come and gone bringing us back to long distance top down motoring. God (Its OK Im a minister, we’re on a first basis) I love the road with the wind in what hair I have left...
07-28-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By latemodel21

rare to find a blown fuse for the charge cooler...

rare to find a blown fuse for the charge cooler ... VERY common to find a bad pump . Even if it turns out that it is not the problem (highly unlikely) the 010 pumps more than the original , so you...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-11-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,986
Posted By PieRat

Yeah definitely (i did no problems).

Yeah definitely (i did no problems).
07-10-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Rudeney

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).
07-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By FxFormat

You need to use Waze whenever you take the R230...

You need to use Waze whenever you take the R230 out, i have 600hp under my foot and it's hard not to slam it all the time. Waze has saved me from potential tickets/imprisonment plenty of times. ...
06-06-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By skylolow

I think you might of just had a burp in the...

I think you might of just had a burp in the system and the fluid came out the reservoir and dripped down. I would think if you had hose starting to weep you'd always have a puddle or drip. The amount...
06-06-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Welwynnick

Do you know whether it's oil or water? First...

Do you know whether it's oil or water? First thing is to catch the dripping with a cloth and see if it evaporates.

Next thing is to look for a reservoir that is dropping level.

Then take the...
06-06-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By latemodel21

how old are your accumulators? when one of more...

how old are your accumulators? when one of more fail, they release a large bubble of gas (nitrogen IIRC) into the ABC fluid which often will cause the reservoir to burp a small amount of fluid (out...
05-06-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By skylolow

What you found is exactly what is. Replace it and...

What you found is exactly what is. Replace it and all should be good.
05-02-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 525,941
Posted By Gene Gorman

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1772x1772/3f63e1a0_71e9_4db4_9876_bc720a868aa1_22e427ca8d50278b03d1cc12b81a4760eed01da9.jpeg...
05-02-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,712
Posted By Rudeney

The flaps/covers serve no mechanical purpose. ...

The flaps/covers serve no mechanical purpose. They just to make things look neat and finished when the top is down. The hinges that hold the flaps in place break because they used very thin plastic...
05-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By ItalianJoe1

Yes, that's the low side.

Yes, that's the low side.
04-25-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,412
Posted By kbob999

Try this:...

Try this: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r230-sl-class/2909146-why-use-lowering-links-when-lower.html#post16791554

From the Star Diagnosis main menu choose
.

Read the instructions on the next...
01-05-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By trabots

Thanks again mate. I have attached pics of both...

Thanks again mate. I have attached pics of both fuse boxes. I see nothing amiss where the IC pump fuses are. However in the engine compartment you can see a couple of piggy back fuse holders. I was...
05-12-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,712
Posted By Dudeman

Roof flap hinge 3D printable model

I was asked to post the 3D model I used for my roof flap hinge., so here it is.

It's in STL format, and can be printed on any 3D printer. I suggest printing it in ABS plastic, as PLA has pretty...
07-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,027
Posted By kbob999

R230 Instrument Panel LCD DIY

I find it helpful to see how others have done DIY projects, so here is my contribution to the forum.

I replaced my faded SL55 LCD panels with donor LCD's from a wrecked SL500. The LCD's are not...
03-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,976
Posted By kbob999

Replace LCD's DIY

I had a couple dim LCD's, so I picked up a used cluster and pulled the LCD's out.
Then I pulled my cluster and replaced the LCD's with the donor parts. Worked perfectly, except one of the donor...
05-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,528
Posted By Dkmafia

S55 Review.

I joined this forum back in 05 when considering a 500SL and somehow managed to never own a Mercedes since. I had driven plenty, but first impressions do not do these cars justice. while always nice...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,316
Posted By AgSilver

I've been using a 6 watt Sunsei solar charger by...

I've been using a 6 watt Sunsei solar charger by ICP for years on our ML which sits outside (with a cover) in Long Island for the six months while we are in Germany. Inevitably, when we return to NY...
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