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06-07-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By bhamg

I've used Red Stuff in several applications and...

I've used Red Stuff in several applications and like their performance a lot. They'd always be my go-to pad on first take. Read the bed-in instructions and follow them though as they require a...
05-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By bhamg

A useful discussion: ...

A useful discussion:

https://www.engineersedge.com/wwwboard/posts/11506.html
05-02-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,893
Posted By bhamg

Absolutely. It's the infamous Ford Pinto...

Absolutely. It's the infamous Ford Pinto risk/benefit equation all over again.
04-24-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By bhamg

Glad to hear - I couldn't imagine there being a...

Glad to hear - I couldn't imagine there being a different HK amp for the W204 across the variants.
03-06-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By bhamg

Remanufactured starter motor

I didn't actually need this but am posting it here as a reference point in case someone eventually needs one. This is a remanufactured-by-Bosch (in Hungary) starter for the M156. It really looks like...
02-28-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,311
Posted By bhamg

The website says "Android system 6 flashed to...

The website says "Android system 6 flashed to 8.1" so it is out now. Not sure if it's a simple update or not for the end user tho.
11-24-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By bhamg

I'm assuming it's next to the fuel tank on the...

I'm assuming it's next to the fuel tank on the filler (passenger) side. If it's totally flooded I'd think replacement is in order, otherwise it'll eventually dry itself out.
09-09-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By bhamg

Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning...

Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:

Dull headache
Weakness
Dizziness
Nausea or vomiting
Shortness of breath
Confusion
Blurred vision
Loss of consciousness
08-24-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,868
Posted By bhamg

This. Odds are greater than 50% IMO that your...

This. Odds are greater than 50% IMO that your motor can be fixed for less than CDN $5k. Seems like you shut it down in plenty of time.
07-15-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By bhamg

Finally took it out of the bubble pack today and...

Finally took it out of the bubble pack today and it's pretty much in perfect condition. Big thanks D!
06-20-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,650
Posted By bhamg

Definitely. The victim was from (mainland) China....

Definitely. The victim was from (mainland) China. There is simply no f'ing way she would have been looking for trouble. 25 years was a ridiculously lenient sentence.
05-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By bhamg

OP if you have this jack then this cable works...

OP if you have this jack then this cable works well. Audio quality is definitely better than using bluetooth.
...
03-30-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By bhamg

Some cats are actually designed to give you a...

Some cats are actually designed to give you a long service life. Precious metals are called that for a reason - how many grams do you think Flowmaster uses in an $85 cat?
03-21-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,258
Posted By bhamg

Hey Celica - I've used it for a long time now and...

Hey Celica - I've used it for a long time now and am a believer. That said, do not use the regular version with our G05 HOAT coolant. I'm not comfortable with mixing anti-corrosion additives these...
02-20-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,682
Posted By bhamg

VOA of Ceratec Mo: 5419 ppm Bo (Hexagonal...

VOA of Ceratec
Mo: 5419 ppm
Bo (Hexagonal Boron Nitride): 359 ppm - the difference is this.
01-27-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,659
Posted By bhamg

GL with the sale. If I were in the market I'd...

GL with the sale. If I were in the market I'd take it, no haggling. One of the most attractive offerings, maybe THE most, that I've ever seen on this forum.
01-04-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By bhamg

I keep subscribing but this will be my last full...

I keep subscribing but this will be my last full year as I have moved over to Pandora Premium. The Sirius XM bitrate is so low (something like 8kbps to 64kbps depending upon the channel) that the...
12-20-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,893
Posted By bhamg

But you can't bring it in w/o be notified that...

But you can't bring it in w/o be notified that you can bring it in. Apparently not a single W204 C class of any model has been been repaired yet. There are 10-year old C's in hot, humid TX and LA...
12-07-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,047
Posted By bhamg

After rebate at Wally's World you can get three...

After rebate at Wally's World you can get three excellent 229.5 oils for under $2.50/qt. Hardly a consideration I would think and that's five changes for the $100.
12-04-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,979
Posted By bhamg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504-1/img_0237_2e880c5d894e9a5609e91eeebb6b5d65d498bac1.jpg...
11-23-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,637
Posted By bhamg

In the sunny South but that price (tax-dependent)...

In the sunny South but that price (tax-dependent) should be essentially the same everywhere. You need to buy four tires though to get an instant $70 rebate.
10-16-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By bhamg

^ Yup, buy from Tracy. ^

^ Yup, buy from Tracy. ^
10-09-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By bhamg

For 8.5" F and 10" R widths standard rub-free...

For 8.5" F and 10" R widths standard rub-free offsets are ET40 F and ET52 R.
09-06-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By bhamg

^ Here's one of the initial five made...just for...

^ Here's one of the initial five made...just for fun I had Speedriven anodize it in red. Great piece, well worth it.
08-17-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By bhamg

I was curious and searched this tonight. There's...

I was curious and searched this tonight. There's not a lot of info out there but this is a good general explanation.

Overheated Appearance

The chemical substrate inside the catalytic converter...
08-15-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By bhamg

IIRC 1350ºF or so is considered safe max temp....

IIRC 1350ºF or so is considered safe max temp. Your temps are crazy high.
08-12-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By bhamg

I missed this but the Junkie is correct on all...

I missed this but the Junkie is correct on all counts here, though GTL-based synthetic oils may be somewhat more susceptible to shearing than the preceding formulations. It does appear that a number...
08-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,059
Posted By bhamg

I had never heard of these pads before but did a...

I had never heard of these pads before but did a little online forum research and then called a few people in the indie service arena. My conclusion is the company and product have been around for...
08-07-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By bhamg

The OE M-B anti-freeze is a hybrid, partially...

The OE M-B anti-freeze is a hybrid, partially silicate-based coolant with a packet of silicate solids in the radiator that is meant to replenish the corrosion inhibitors over time. This type of...
08-04-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By bhamg

OP take a deep breath and spend some time reading...

OP take a deep breath and spend some time reading threads in the headbolt sticky. Educate yourself. You'll get lots of good advice here from people who have been there, done that but you still need...
08-04-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By bhamg

And WTF is the popcorn supposed to mean? Makes me...

And WTF is the popcorn supposed to mean? Makes me wanna hope your motor grenades and I can "popcorn you."
07-23-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,478
Posted By bhamg

Yeah, really impressive result...especially since...

Yeah, really impressive result...especially since that list above doesn't seem as if it could amount to more than 400lbs, even allocating say 70 of that to carpeting and soundproofing removal. Well...
07-23-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,576
Posted By bhamg

BLKROKT - This popped up today and I find it...

BLKROKT - This popped up today and I find it rather interesting (in a good way).

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4468003/Red_Line_Power_Steering_Fluid_
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-21-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By bhamg

I didn't have the patience to watch the vid but...

I didn't have the patience to watch the vid but that's true? The guy's an idiot. I drove an E63 and an SL63 at an AMG track event. The SL was a revelation. I expected a slightly ponderous,...
07-20-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,317
Posted By bhamg

I have the exact opposite reaction. I was just...

I have the exact opposite reaction. I was just talking to my tech the other day and telling him that I probably will buy another ECU and go Eurocharged. People here can be real dicks. I don't think...
07-11-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By bhamg

I'll take your question seriously. Your car is...

I'll take your question seriously. Your car is noisier than mine, even when I used M1 0W-40. There's an underlying prominent mechanical noise that I don't hear in mine, this being a noisy engine in...
07-11-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,741
Posted By bhamg

What's a quarter going for these days?

What's a quarter going for these days?
07-10-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By bhamg

:y

:y
06-25-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By bhamg

I think it starts - and probably has ended with -...

I think it starts - and probably has ended with - the difficulty in making more aggressive camshaft profiles work in the M156. I'm not aware of a single instance on this forum of successful...
06-21-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,771
Posted By bhamg

^ Forgot about BLKROKT's links posted above....

^ Forgot about BLKROKT's links posted above. :smash: Having digested them now they just underscore how much boils down to personal preferences and beliefs. The facts rarely support absolutes.
06-17-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,771
Posted By bhamg

Did you see this thread? There are a number of...

Did you see this thread? There are a number of VOA's.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4408001/VOA_Shell_Rotella_T6_May_2017
03-14-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By bhamg

Yeah, I posted that in a noisy hot warehouse with...

Yeah, I posted that in a noisy hot warehouse with my laptop sitting on a crate. Trans is in Weistec shipping box so no pics. Currently both are in SoCal but that could change soon. If anyone is...
10-27-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 25,578
Posted By bhamg

Courtesy of MoleKule (a BITOG guru): The...

Courtesy of MoleKule (a BITOG guru):

The ability to reduce friction and sometimes wear, over and above that provided by the base lubricant’s viscosity, has been called “oiliness” or “lubricity.”...
10-17-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By bhamg

Search for a "GM garnish moulding clip" or some...

Search for a "GM garnish moulding clip" or some such. IIRC that was a part posted here as a replacement. Application with a Q-tip covered with Permatex silver anti-seize will eliminate clip loss in...
10-10-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 25,578
Posted By bhamg

The initial dose should be the "strongest." I...

The initial dose should be the "strongest." I added the recommended amount of 1.5 btls.
10-10-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 25,578
Posted By bhamg

I'll answer that. My last UOA showed 138 ppm of...

I'll answer that. My last UOA showed 138 ppm of moly with a half-bottle maintenance dose of MOS2 added with new oil. That's too low for me - I was expecting over 200 ppm which is the min level I am...
09-18-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,527
Posted By bhamg

The only problem with that is the stooopid title...

The only problem with that is the stooopid title of that thread. I would have titled it "Who built your motor?" also, but when one enters that in forum search the "Just for fun" thread returns as...
09-09-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By bhamg

Don't know how old your car is but if you're at...

Don't know how old your car is but if you're at or beyond the five year mark you might consider changing the fluid at the same time. It'll be a 20 min job via the turkey baster method. The CHF 11S...
09-02-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By bhamg

Not your imagination at all. A few friends and I...

Not your imagination at all. A few friends and I have noticed that phenomenon also. In my case when I get gas I take a paper towel dampened with windshield washer fluid from the bucket and wipe down...
08-30-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By bhamg

If you do custom wood trim I vote for dyed burl...

If you do custom wood trim I vote for dyed burl or birds eye. That kind of figure can look truly spectacular.
08-29-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By bhamg

I'm not the biggest fan of alcantara on the dash...

I'm not the biggest fan of alcantara on the dash - it strikes me as having a bit of a kit-car look - but having taken a second pass on these threads it seems doable for the patient and mildly...
08-28-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By bhamg

A few weeks ago I was looking into having leather...

A few weeks ago I was looking into having leather dash covers fabricated for two cars. Shops are out there doing amazing things to the interiors of cars. You might call a few of the more highly-rated...
08-23-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 41,985
Posted By bhamg

When I made that comment about turbulence many...

When I made that comment about turbulence many pages ago I was thinking about this (image below). Just as BLKROKT believes this phenomenon could not possibly be induced by the positioning of the air...
08-05-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By bhamg

Hey 604 - I haven't had time today to watch this...

Hey 604 - I haven't had time today to watch this but check it out!

Mercedes-Benz alarm system - YouTube
07-25-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By bhamg

DieHard Gold AGM Battery - Group EP-49 - insanely low price

$132.74 with exchange.

http://www.sears.com/diehard-advanced-gold-agm-battery-group-size-49/p-02850749000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1
07-07-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By bhamg

Use a turkey baster and extract 16oz from the...

Use a turkey baster and extract 16oz from the coolant reservoir. Add back 1/2 bottle of Diesel WW and 8oz of fresh coolant. Repeat every two years.
04-12-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By bhamg

Only one aspect of overall braking performance...

Only one aspect of overall braking performance but this from Bimmerpost:

70 mph ~ 0 braking distance:

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: 137 ft (Car and Driver)"]Car and Driver[/url])
Chevrolet...
11-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 25,578
Posted By bhamg

This VOA was posted on BITOG after the changeover...

This VOA was posted on BITOG after the changeover to API SN which theoretically makes what you see here the current formula you will buy off the shelf at Wally's World. The equivalent Motul is the...
07-02-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,251
Posted By bhamg

Actually I can't really remember which type of...

Actually I can't really remember which type of bulb I installed so don't take what I said as definitive, sorry.
08-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,853
Posted By bhamg

OK, I decided to google this. Here is an...

OK, I decided to google this. Here is an interesting entry from the world of BMW's:

I've had some experience with these. When I put the motor from an '87 325i into my 528e I had a lot of dealings...
06-28-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,853
Posted By bhamg

An interesting anecdote worth mentioning...

An interesting anecdote worth mentioning...
12-19-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,853
Posted By bhamg

Do this (courtesy of Zeckhausen Racing)

Bedding allows your brakes to reach their full potential. Until they are bedded, your brakes simply do not work as well as they can. If you've installed a big brake kit, changed your pads and...
11-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By bhamg

Yup, hooking up will always be a problem in this...

Yup, hooking up will always be a problem in this car but I disagree about the potential overall benefit and am in 1st amg's camp on this...
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