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06-16-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Arrie

Been on this issue on three threads lately. Based...

Been on this issue on three threads lately. Based on your gauge readings your low side pressure is way too high and the high side pressure is too low. Mine are 32-35 psi on low side and 200-220 psi...
06-13-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Arrie

You may have an issue with the expansion...

You may have an issue with the expansion tube/valve. If it plugs up your high side pressure goes very high and if bad enough can turn gas to liquid at the compressor and definitely would rob lots of...
06-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Arrie

0.09 quarts = 85 cc = 2.9 fl oz. I think you can...

0.09 quarts = 85 cc = 2.9 fl oz. I think you can rest easy.
06-05-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Arrie

In times prior 2011 MB sold a "box" that...

In times prior 2011 MB sold a "box" that connected to the car and BT audio worked thru this "box". I don't think this box is available anymore but I think there are other "boxes" on the market that...
05-27-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,775
Posted By Arrie

Loosing the differential lock means you would not...

Loosing the differential lock means you would not have the benefit of the 4Matic in slippery conditions or at least some of it. In thick snow the car would become a 2WD or equivalent. But you would...
05-27-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,775
Posted By Arrie

Funny comment "it's starting to break, if you...

Funny comment "it's starting to break, if you leave it it'll get worse and eventually your transmission and/or steering will break". First of all this has nothing to do with the steering so who made...
05-24-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Arrie

Are your new wheels hub centered? If not get the...

Are your new wheels hub centered? If not get the centering rings and be happy.
05-23-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Arrie

I have a 2010 model, i.e. pre-facelift, with...

I have a 2010 model, i.e. pre-facelift, with Distronic Plus and it works the way you describe. It stops behind the car in front and if stop last longer than 3 seconds you have to initiate the...
05-20-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Arrie

JerryTX gives good explanation as it is just as...

JerryTX gives good explanation as it is just as he says. I did this job myself just a few weeks ago and it really helps starting. It is amazing how the engine can crank just fine but has problems...
05-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Arrie

Man, you have your units a bit messed up. 30 cm =...

Man, you have your units a bit messed up. 30 cm = 300 mm equals almost a foot, which is 304.8 mm so there is no car tire like that. Further the “30” or “35” in the tire size marking means the tire...
05-15-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Arrie

If you buy car from the dealer it should always...

If you buy car from the dealer it should always come with two keys. If the previous owner lost a key MB dealer should get another key for it and they should null the missing key from working in the...
05-07-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Arrie

So, when there is no water coming out to the wind...

So, when there is no water coming out to the wind shield do you hear the pump running. If you do not you can forget the plugged up / gummed up lines and nozzles. If you hear the pump running but...
05-04-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,451
Posted By Arrie

I have attached a picture of the "End User...

I have attached a picture of the "End User Agreement" that came with my NAVI update disk. Everyone can read and make his/her mind how legal it is to "toss" these disks around to other people. I...
05-02-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,451
Posted By Arrie

You know bimmerguru, the reason why car makers...

You know bimmerguru, the reason why car makers change it so that ONLY DEALER can do the NAVI update is exactly people like you. I bought the latest NAVI update for my 2010 E550 and the disk does not...
05-02-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,554
Posted By Arrie

Well, I'm ready to move on but it does not...

Well,

I'm ready to move on but it does not mean I will give this car away for "nothing". I have taken very good care of it and I did not do this to give it for someone else underprized. My moving...
04-30-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Arrie

Didn’t I say just the same in my reply?

Didn’t I say just the same in my reply?
04-29-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Arrie

With the reverse gear on after the mirror moves...

With the reverse gear on after the mirror moves adjust the mirror to position where you want it to be on reverse gear, like to show down around the right rear wheel area or so. After this when you...
04-29-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Arrie

What a great professional post. Thank You!!! ...

What a great professional post. Thank You!!!

And I agree, no 4 coil packs go bad at the same time, it must be something that is common for the 4 cylinders and this sensor wiring sounds very...
04-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Arrie

What would happen if you tape the front of the...

What would happen if you tape the front of the sensor{s} with aluminum tape?
04-22-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,033
Posted By Arrie

Man, I had an Audi Q7 and got European outside...

Man, I had an Audi Q7 and got European outside mirrors with the built-in blind spot mirrors for it and took them off when I traded the car in for my first MB. I still carry those mirrors in the...
04-22-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Arrie

Why don't you go to the dealer to find out what...

Why don't you go to the dealer to find out what you need? Or do you have a stolen car in your hands that you cannot take to them for the VIN scan?

Sorry but your post raises this question...
04-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Arrie

Most people who buy MB as a new vehicle do not...

Most people who buy MB as a new vehicle do not really care of the repair cost. They buy a luxury vehicle with high cost and understand repair cost is high but they do not need to worry about it. And...
04-14-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Arrie

I have to correct, it is 10 mm, not 13 mm. ...

I have to correct, it is 10 mm, not 13 mm.

Just today installed the star grille. I take turns with the looks of the front. The Distronic star I have is actually not the "painted" MB Distronic...
04-07-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Arrie

The grille change is very easy job. The only tool...

The grille change is very easy job. The only tool you need is a 13 mm socket wrench, rest is plastic clips.

No cable to the star.
04-04-2019, 11:15 PM
04-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Arrie

I can't see how that would be harmful to the...

I can't see how that would be harmful to the system.
04-03-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,451
Posted By Arrie

I just don't get it. People buy $60 000 - $70 000...

I just don't get it. People buy $60 000 - $70 000 car and complain about having to pay $250 for navigation update that you need to do every few years. Next time buy a car without navigation and use...
03-03-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,723
Posted By Arrie

It is annoying I agree but I guess they do it to...

It is annoying I agree but I guess they do it to save the battery like if you would leave the radio on and it would drain it.

But it does not make sense as radio cuts off immediately when the door...
02-24-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Arrie

Thanks for this extremely good explanation of...

Thanks for this extremely good explanation of events!
02-11-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,306
Posted By Arrie

What I like about the MB navi is the ease of use...

What I like about the MB navi is the ease of use of it. I hate all touch screens as in the car they are dangerous to use even the ones that come with the car. The command knob is so convenient, easy...
02-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Arrie

Using the ideal gas law PV = nRT you can easily...

Using the ideal gas law PV = nRT you can easily look into this.

Assuming the volume and pressure stay constant, like is the case with N/A engine we can write the equitation as n = (1/T) x (PV/R)....
01-31-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,640
Posted By Arrie

The “air pocket” that I am trying to explain will...

The “air pocket” that I am trying to explain will not clear out from the system. If radiator is only half filled or even less the air just sits in the top of the radiator.

I don’t know how...
12-03-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Arrie

The best organizer is the double hook on the top...

The best organizer is the double hook on the top of the trunk right in the middle. Depending on what you have in your bags you can easily hang 10-15 bags on the hooks and everything stays in place.
11-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Arrie

Lane keep assist (steering wheel shake) sensor is...

Lane keep assist (steering wheel shake) sensor is the camera mounted in the middle of the top of the windshield.

I have driver assist package in my car also and have had the automatic high beam...
10-18-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Arrie

Battery light coming on usually means the...

Battery light coming on usually means the alternator quit charging.
09-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Arrie

So your car is 9 or 10 years old. 350 000 km...

So your car is 9 or 10 years old.

350 000 km / 10 years = 35 000 km/year. I would think you do a lot of highway driving.

Highway driving distance counts about 1/3 of city driving so your car...
08-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Arrie

I drive thru the car wash often. I just drive it...

I drive thru the car wash often. I just drive it on the “belt” that pulls the car thru while I sit in it and car is idling on neutral.

I could slso exit the car leaving it on neutral as long as...
07-10-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By Arrie

Green is way better than the original blue as...

Green is way better than the original blue as that with the yellowish lens gave green blinker and I did not like that at all...
07-10-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By Arrie

I use green coolant. It gives the blinkers kind...

I use green coolant. It gives the blinkers kind of blackish color thru the amber color plastic lense. Looks mean...
06-07-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Arrie

There is a box for highway information or...

There is a box for highway information or something like that in the NAVI menu. Uncheck the box and you won't see the exit info.
05-28-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Arrie

Yeah, I'm in the same situation with my 2010...

Yeah,

I'm in the same situation with my 2010 E550. Car has all options other than night vision and rear seat entertainment.

Thought to trade my car in for a S-class but the trade-in value is so...
02-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Arrie

You probably don't have a problem with any of the...

You probably don't have a problem with any of the three items listed. What the heck does "Reseal transfer case" mean. Oil pump could have something to do with it but then you would have other issues...
02-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Arrie

Happened to me not that long ago. Getting in the...

Happened to me not that long ago. Getting in the car in the morning and it cranks just fine but does not even try to start. Had the car towed to the dealer and I was sure it had to be the fuel pump...
01-31-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,668
Posted By Arrie

There is no Lexus without Toyota, there is no...

There is no Lexus without Toyota, there is no Acura without Honda, there is no Infiniti without Nissan, there is no Lincoln without Ford and surely there is no Genesis without Huyndai. I do not...
01-19-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,082
Posted By Arrie

You seem to think the other car makers don't make...

You seem to think the other car makers don't make diesels? They all do and diesel cars have been selling probably 10 times compared to gasoline engine cars for years in Europe. The whole continent is...
01-18-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Arrie

So you have cat(s) climbing on your car. Did this...

So you have cat(s) climbing on your car. Did this just start and is it almost all on the hood?
12-31-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,679
Posted By Arrie

These last measurements to me tell that the...

These last measurements to me tell that the opposing corner (Right Front) is higher when the lower rear corner (Left Rear) is down as it should be if that LR air spring leaks.Assuming you have...
11-27-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Arrie

Which radio are you talking about? The antenna...

Which radio are you talking about? The antenna (shark fin) that you disconnected is for satellite radio. FM radio antenna is built in the rear window and if your issue is with the FM radio it may...
11-18-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Arrie

well, obviously it is not the plugs. In my...

well, obviously it is not the plugs.

In my car the engine cover/air box is held in place with four big clamps that go over "balls" mounted on the engine. It is easy to install the cover not...
10-27-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Arrie

I don't think there are more than 3 different...

I don't think there are more than 3 different intensities (2 really):

1. Full on when driving in daylight and head lights are OFF.
2. Reduced intensity when head lights are ON. This is to not to...
10-25-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Arrie

My first MB was a 2011 E350 and I think the...

My first MB was a 2011 E350 and I think the lights on it worked like on your car. You just have a bigger engine and other trimmings that came with the extra $10k.

If you have the automatic high...
09-27-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Arrie

I recommend 17" as it softens a little bit the...

I recommend 17" as it softens a little bit the harder tires in winter conditions.
09-07-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By Arrie

So the car is still under the original factory...

So the car is still under the original factory warranty and they say not covered?!?


You can go back to the SA and explain and show him that the brake rotors are not worn, which is not covered,...
09-01-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Arrie

By the mileage your car book value is around...

By the mileage your car book value is around $10000 or less. To trade it in is waste of a good vehicle.


If you like the car keep it and repair as needed. To get a new vehicle at around the same...
08-28-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By Arrie

From MB pages: "Beyond the assurance of a...

From MB pages:

"Beyond the assurance of a painstaking certification process and 24-hour Roadside Assistance, every Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz now comes with industry-leading coverage: an...
08-26-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Arrie

I feel for you man. It is a big strong storm and...

I feel for you man. It is a big strong storm and I've been watching closely as I live in your eastern side state. Have lived thru 3 hurricanes and been very lucky but a year ago my house flooded 15"...
03-21-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,600
Posted By Arrie

Mine just turned 129 000 miles. The only...

Mine just turned 129 000 miles.


The only major issue has been the rear air springs replaced under warranty.


I have had passenger side mirror motor replaced, the bolt on the roof tightened...
11-20-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Arrie

Just that if the car is what OP otherwise likes...

Just that if the car is what OP otherwise likes just missing the NAV then it may just be the lowest cost option to have the head unit swap done by the dealer assuming that $2000 is about the cost by...
11-20-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Arrie

If it is ONLY around $2k I would not even...

If it is ONLY around $2k I would not even entertain the possibility to have it done by anyone else but the dealer. Absolutely foolish to take the risk for that low cost in my opinion.


I would...
11-14-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Arrie

My 2011 E350 came with the sports attire with...

My 2011 E350 came with the sports attire with Bi-Xenon head lights including the "Hockey Stick" LED Daytime Running Lights (like my 2010 E550 is).


This car had a fog light button next to the...
11-06-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Arrie

How do you know the frequency is higher than the...

How do you know the frequency is higher than the wheel rotation speed?


What I would look at is the tire balance especially as you mention that beating. This very well can be the result of...
10-16-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By Arrie

When I bought the first set of the pads they took...

When I bought the first set of the pads they took all my info. When I needed to get the second set of pads I had to pay for them first as I still had the first set in my car. When I then returned the...
08-21-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,626
Posted By Arrie

Well said indeed. I have the 2010 sports with the...

Well said indeed. I have the 2010 sports with the hockey stick lights and no MB E model since has looked as good. this car is a keeper. Only 116000 miles on it now...
08-21-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,520
Posted By Arrie

Sorry late on this. House flooding issues... ...

Sorry late on this. House flooding issues...


The pads do not come with the sensors as you already have discovered. I changed mine before the warning was triggered so I used the sensors from the...
06-19-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By Arrie

My oil gets changed every 10000 miles at the...

My oil gets changed every 10000 miles at the dealer service and I change it at every 5000 miles between. I check oil level every time I fill up and so far has not seen any oil loss. My car has 113000...
04-04-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By Arrie

I have never noticed this but it may be just...

I have never noticed this but it may be just normal behavior.

As you drive fast the engine works hard and generates lots of heat so the thermostat opens up a lot to circulate coolant thru the...
04-04-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By Arrie

Don't have a write up but I changed the plugs on...

Don't have a write up but I changed the plugs on my E550 sedan. I assume it is very similar to coupe.

First thing to do is to take the air box off.

First remove the front half of the engine...
09-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,351
Posted By Arrie

If it is for you, like it seems, to pay for it I...

If it is for you, like it seems, to pay for it I would just purchase a new EGR valve with the new sensor and replace the valve and see if that alone fixes it. If not, then get rest of it.


What...
06-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,355
Posted By Arrie

The trunk, of course, is better...just because I...

The trunk, of course, is better...just because I have it there...


It does provide those jump posts under the hood...
02-18-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,263
Posted By Arrie

I still think it is the issue with the Transfer...

I still think it is the issue with the Transfer case that has been talked about in another thread.


Going reverse changes the direction of axial force that is generated by the helical gears. If...
03-05-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Arrie

This car is quite bad for tire noise. It makes me...

This car is quite bad for tire noise. It makes me feel a bit bad when my 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is better with this.

But I found where the problem for a big part of it most likely is. If...
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