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06-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By BlownV8

ET 50.

ET 50.
06-06-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,468
Posted By BlownV8

The factory airbox is not a restriction and, if...

The factory airbox is not a restriction and, if you read more about that intake, the concensus is that you will lose power over the stock intake.
Forum: W212 AMG
06-05-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,406
Posted By BlownV8

Well, does anybody really need an AMG? Does...

Well, does anybody really need an AMG? Does anyone need a house over 1,500 sq feet? For that matter, why don't we all drive a Prius. Really?
05-19-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By BlownV8

The 450 is not expensive to maintain. Just fluid...

The 450 is not expensive to maintain. Just fluid and filter changes along with the normal wear and tire items such as brakes, tires, shocks, etc. Again, very cheap to own. I've got around 250k miles...
05-14-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By BlownV8

I got a better deal than what Jeff was offering...

I got a better deal than what Jeff was offering on my extended CPO from Cassandra Castro 414-543-3000 ext 115.
05-04-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By BlownV8

Get a used ECU, clone it to your vin, load the...

Get a used ECU, clone it to your vin, load the tune on the clone, and enjoy the ride. Just make sure to swap before you take in for service. I've heard this does not guarantee the dealer can't...
04-15-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By BlownV8

Mine works great. Just use the steering...

Mine works great. Just use the steering wheel.and an occasional tap on the accelerator when stopped for.more then a few seconds to get it going again.
04-07-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By BlownV8

Yeah, they messed up that auction card. My...

Yeah, they messed up that auction card. My recommendation is to skip over the NA 63's and go straight to the bi-turbo models. The 6.2 had too many serious issues and are too expensive to make fast.
04-07-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By BlownV8

Lots of them on Ebay. ...

Lots of them on Ebay. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=2012+mercedes+gl450+shadow+lights&_sacat=0&_sop=15
04-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By BlownV8

Get the wired one. It plugs into the stock wiring.

Get the wired one. It plugs into the stock wiring.
04-06-2019, 04:39 PM
04-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By BlownV8

Why the 10+ year necrobump?

Why the 10+ year necrobump?
Forum: GL63 AMG
03-27-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By BlownV8

Looks great!

Looks great!
03-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By BlownV8

Just remove the rear mufflers. Will do wonders...

Just remove the rear mufflers. Will do wonders for the sound.
03-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By BlownV8

The 2nd most expensive MB you can buy is a cheap...

The 2nd most expensive MB you can buy is a cheap one and the first is a cheap MB V12.
03-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By BlownV8

On the Chrysler thing, MB shared with Chrysler...

On the Chrysler thing, MB shared with Chrysler and not the other way around. MB ran the show and not Chrysler. There was nothing Chrysler put in an MB but there was a lot of MB in Chrysler. MB...
03-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By BlownV8

Exactly, any other response would be incorrect.

Exactly, any other response would be incorrect.
03-09-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By BlownV8

Replace the airbag and strut assembly together....

Replace the airbag and strut assembly together. Don't waste your time and money just doing the airbag portion of the front strut. The Arnott struts have been more durable than the OE units.
03-09-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By BlownV8

Go for turbo down pipes, 300 cell metal cats,...

Go for turbo down pipes, 300 cell metal cats, remove resonators and mufflers. Will sound insane.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-02-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By BlownV8

Clearly states Dynojet on the screen capture.

Clearly states Dynojet on the screen capture.
Forum: GL63 AMG
02-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,718
Posted By BlownV8

G-Code or S107 if I was going with a 2 piece...

G-Code or S107 if I was going with a 2 piece design. Yeah, the S101's would look much better than the stock wheels but, then again, most wheels would look better than the stock ones.
02-09-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,324
Posted By BlownV8

Centrifugal forces. When the weight is further...

Centrifugal forces. When the weight is further from center mass, it takes more energy to turn the wheels. You can take a set of 19" wheels and tires and a 22" set of wheels and tires with both having...
Forum: GL63 AMG
02-08-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,718
Posted By BlownV8

Love the car but hate those wheels. That's the...

Love the car but hate those wheels. That's the first thing I would ditch. They just don't fit the heft of the GL. They remind me of the hideous turbine fan wheels on the 230 SL.
02-07-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, leaking car above it could damage paint. ...

Yes, leaking car above it could damage paint. Make sure you have cash to pay the driver and do a thorough walk around. I would request they strap the tires and not the suspension. They can blow...
01-31-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By BlownV8

SL65 Black ditched the ABC to improve handling,...

SL65 Black ditched the ABC to improve handling, just saying.
01-29-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By BlownV8

Coil packs were also updated so budget around...

Coil packs were also updated so budget around $3-$5k for those when they fail. If I purchased the car, I would.change all the ABC lines, flush the ABC fluid, transmission fluid and filter change, as...
Forum: W218
01-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,842
Posted By BlownV8

1st if you haven't already done so, get a good...

1st if you haven't already done so, get a good attorney. Kind of behind the 8 ball now though.

See if you can get a hardship license for work or school or whatever.

Appeal the ruling. Seems...
01-28-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By BlownV8

Looks amazing. Even though it has low miles, you...

Looks amazing. Even though it has low miles, you will most likely still need to replace a bunch of the rubber items since it degrades with age. Not sure it's worth that much of a premium over one...
01-16-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By BlownV8

Probably your alarm draining the battery. Very...

Probably your alarm draining the battery. Very common problem.
01-15-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By BlownV8

Go on ebay and search magnetic transmission...

Go on ebay and search magnetic transmission filter and choose the size that best fits the recirc tube. You can purchase for around $12 delivered.
01-04-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,052
Posted By BlownV8

The OE ones lasted seemed to last around 60k...

The OE ones lasted seemed to last around 60k miles on mine, if my memory is correct, but the Arnott's have lasted over 100k miles so far. I think I've gone through 3 sets of front struts and 2 of...
01-04-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By BlownV8

I'm guessing it handles just about as well as an...

I'm guessing it handles just about as well as an SL65 Black series. No ABC there and I don't hear any negative reviews of the handling.
Forum: W212 AMG
01-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,094
Posted By BlownV8

This article says 40 - 50 build the M157 but in...

This article says 40 - 50 build the M157 but in another article is said there are 200 that have build plates and certified to build engines all but 5 are men.
...
12-19-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By BlownV8

Not so much. My CL ate money like a supermodel...

Not so much. My CL ate money like a supermodel with a cocaine addiction. Was the most expensive car I've ever owned in terms or cost per mile to keep on the road.
12-02-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By BlownV8

I did with my CL600 but it was very expensive to...

I did with my CL600 but it was very expensive to run as a daily driver with the stock ABC. Take away ABC and the car would have been relatively inexpensive to maintain. My SL600 has been more...
Forum: W212 AMG
10-27-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By BlownV8

This is the first time I've ever heard the M156...

This is the first time I've ever heard the M156 had a good reputation - quite the contrary.
10-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,159
Posted By BlownV8

Could be low pressure. When was the last time...

Could be low pressure. When was the last time the pump was changed?
Forum: W210 AMG
09-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By BlownV8

Parking sensors.

Parking sensors.
09-22-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, make sure it us all the way up on your phone.

Yes, make sure it us all the way up on your phone.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By BlownV8

Quick rule of thumb, with every 14.7 PSI of boost...

Quick rule of thumb, with every 14.7 PSI of boost you double the HP of an engine. So, if you boosted your car to 8 PSI it should be around 170 HP with the proper intercooler system. If you make a...
07-31-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By BlownV8

Complain here. https://www.bbb.org/en/us You...

Complain here. https://www.bbb.org/en/us You could also contact the local police dept. I had someone do something similar to me and, after contacting an investigator at the local PD, I got my...
07-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By BlownV8

Here too.

Here too.
07-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,227
Posted By BlownV8

Maybe I missed it but how many miles on your GL?

Maybe I missed it but how many miles on your GL?
07-15-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,761
Posted By BlownV8

Go with the name brand and not the cheaper unit. ...

Go with the name brand and not the cheaper unit. You don't always get you what you pay for but you certainly will with a name brand unit. The name brand unit will have the ability to get sat radio...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-02-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By BlownV8

You will probably have more responses if you...

You will probably have more responses if you choose the correct forum for your car. https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210-2/
06-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By BlownV8

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Mercedes-Benz-S600-E...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Mercedes-Benz-S600-Engine-motor-mount-2202400917-PASSENGER/183116659873?hash=item2aa29a7ca1:g:xeEAAOSwk2taobVO

Scratch that comment, looks like the Febi mount which...
06-14-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By BlownV8

It looks different than a stock engine mount. ...

It looks different than a stock engine mount. May be better or worse. Let us know if you go that route.
06-13-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By BlownV8

Looks good. You will see a drop in mpg's. It...

Looks good. You will see a drop in mpg's. It was worth it to me. Really helped with the handling and stability.
06-11-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By BlownV8

Probably the intercooler pump.

Probably the intercooler pump.
06-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By BlownV8

My CL was around 400 RWHP and after a Renntech...

My CL was around 400 RWHP and after a Renntech ECU/TCU tune it was around 525 RWHP. The tune totally transformed the car. Felt slow before the tune and much better and more responsive after.
06-10-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By BlownV8

Convenience Features Unavailable is from the...

Convenience Features Unavailable is from the battery. The sag is from a contaminated control block. You can clean them. Do a search for the instructional.
06-01-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By BlownV8

Maybe you blew an accumulator and the system...

Maybe you blew an accumulator and the system sensed the sudden drop in pressure?
06-01-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By BlownV8

Clark, ABC is the gift that keeps on giving. ...

Clark, ABC is the gift that keeps on giving.

On a more serious note, typically it's the pump not putting out enough pressure that causes the red light.
05-26-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By BlownV8

Passenger side under hood under black plastic lid.

Passenger side under hood under black plastic lid.
05-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By BlownV8

Even better advice. This is my experience as...

Even better advice. This is my experience as well. You are better off selling and buy an SL55/600/65. It will be quicker/faster and more reliable. Not to mention, it will probably be cheaper to...
05-04-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By BlownV8

Lots of options out there that will work just...

Lots of options out there that will work just fine. Been running a combination similar to this for many years in my GL.
...
04-20-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By BlownV8

You can but you will need a tv tuner or sat...

You can but you will need a tv tuner or sat antenna and receiver to run through the rca plugs.
04-17-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BlownV8

I'll be honest. I could not notice a difference...

I'll be honest. I could not notice a difference in MPG or acceleration after replacing.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-02-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By BlownV8

Concur, ABC is a pain.

Concur, ABC is a pain.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-31-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By BlownV8

Never had any rust on my E55 and never any...

Never had any rust on my E55 and never any electrical gremlins. I've owned it for around 15 years. I would imagine the rusty ones are from areas that salt their roads.
03-21-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By BlownV8

The Airmatic is not an expensive system to...

The Airmatic is not an expensive system to maintain when you buy from Arnott and install yourself or have an Indy do the work. Don't buy a warranty on account of the Airmatic. The valve body will...
03-11-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By BlownV8

USAA has an excellent warranty available to their...

USAA has an excellent warranty available to their members.
02-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By BlownV8

Mine has black series injectors. Stock fuel.pump.

Mine has black series injectors. Stock fuel.pump.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By BlownV8

Car on the back with AMG logo on front left side...

Car on the back with AMG logo on front left side mid chest.
01-22-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By BlownV8

It doesn't have a MAF. They use a MAP sensor. ...

It doesn't have a MAF. They use a MAP sensor. Go for it.
01-02-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By BlownV8

As mentioned. your rear shocks are probably shot.

As mentioned. your rear shocks are probably shot.
01-01-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By BlownV8

You should be very happy with your 2007 GL450. ...

You should be very happy with your 2007 GL450. Mine is incredible with approx 250k miles. Still drives great and MBTex interior looks amazing.
12-24-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By BlownV8

http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=...

http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=ct23mb29
http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=most-hurmb-v2
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By BlownV8

You may also want to check on the CL forum. Many...

You may also want to check on the CL forum. Many are doing the conversion from ABC. I'm still waiting for a suitable kit to work with the V12.
12-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, place in the RF areas or it will not work...

Yes, place in the RF areas or it will not work properly.
11-28-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By BlownV8

1. The forum members owe you nothing. What's up...

1. The forum members owe you nothing. What's up with your sense of entitlement?
2. Your post is poorly written...it is DIY, aka do it yourself. Maybe start in the header: "Need help removing front...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-14-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,731
Posted By BlownV8

10,400

10,400
Forum: W211 AMG
11-11-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,079
Posted By BlownV8

The three reasons I buy MB's: Safety, drivetrain,...

The three reasons I buy MB's: Safety, drivetrain, and styling. If you remove any of those, MB fails. It is really a shame they do not back their product better. For many of us, cars are a...
11-05-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By BlownV8

Probably a bad valve body but, yes, take it to...

Probably a bad valve body but, yes, take it to get scanned.
10-26-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By BlownV8

Thanks for sharing your experiences. It really...

Thanks for sharing your experiences. It really sucks what you went through.
10-09-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,499
Posted By BlownV8

You are either extremely lucky or you have low...

You are either extremely lucky or you have low miles or both. ABC suspension problems, death, and taxes are your only certainties in life. Just because you haven't died yet doesn't mean it could...
09-28-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By BlownV8

You are not comprehending what I'm telling you. ...

You are not comprehending what I'm telling you. Any SL will be very expensive to maintain and repair. The higher performance engines will add a little cost but not much. Very little of the $5k/yr...
09-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By BlownV8

Any MB SL will be very expensive to own long term...

Any MB SL will be very expensive to own long term if driven often. You should budget $5,000 per year for maintenance and repairs. Some years will be less but some could be more. I've averaged...
09-25-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By BlownV8

Take a minute and look down the forum. Your...

Take a minute and look down the forum. Your question will be answered.

They all suffer from some of the same issues: strut failure and hatch release failure. Beyond that, I had to replace a bad...
09-23-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By BlownV8

Higher wattage bulbs can melt the headlight...

Higher wattage bulbs can melt the headlight housing if you go too far. Upgrade to a HID conversion. Make sure to get the bulb with a metal base or you will struggle to get it back in the bulb holder
09-03-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By BlownV8

This one looks the best of all the widebody kits....

This one looks the best of all the widebody kits.
...
08-27-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By BlownV8

Mine was a bad magnet on the camshaft sensor. ...

Mine was a bad magnet on the camshaft sensor. Take it in to a reputable shop and have it read.
Forum: W212 AMG
08-25-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, exactly!

Yes, exactly!
08-18-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Congrats on the sale. You will miss the car for...

Congrats on the sale. You will miss the car for about a minute or until you drive a faster car. Next time you buy an unfamiliar brand, listen to the forum regulars. We could have saved you a bunch...
08-05-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

It probably doesn't make any sense to try and...

It probably doesn't make any sense to try and make it faster since the support is just not there. Even with a boat load of power you are not getting great results. With more mods, you will be...
08-05-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Great looking car. Very nice color combo. Did...

Great looking car. Very nice color combo. Did you ever take it to the drag strip? Did you ever make any kind of acceleration videos? If you want the mods to bring in value, it's got to perform. ...
07-13-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,112
Posted By BlownV8

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: W212 AMG
07-12-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By BlownV8

Was on 30A today in Grayton Beach.

Was on 30A today in Grayton Beach.
07-02-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,052
Posted By BlownV8

Go with the Arnott struts. Less expensive than...

Go with the Arnott struts. Less expensive than the MB units and have a lifetime warranty.
06-04-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By BlownV8

The Lexus front grills.......

The Lexus front grills.......
05-29-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By BlownV8

http://www.renntechmercedes.com/index.php/customer...

http://www.renntechmercedes.com/index.php/customer/downloads/send/57-sl-class/193-ecu-removal-230-sl-55
05-24-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By BlownV8

When an air strut fails, make sure to get the...

When an air strut fails, make sure to get the replacement from Arnott. Lifetime warranty and very good returns procedure. They pay for shipping and the return of the old unit. Great company.
05-05-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,474
Posted By BlownV8

I second the motion to remove and replace the ABC...

I second the motion to remove and replace the ABC suspension. If you do that, the car should be somewhat reliable and will eliminate some big repair bills you have coming your way.
04-30-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By BlownV8

Get the 2013 450 and an ECU tune = 500+ hp.

Get the 2013 450 and an ECU tune = 500+ hp.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-25-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,503
Posted By BlownV8

Fairbird will like this article. ...

Fairbird will like this article. http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a33293/how-to-make-a-dodge-challenger-hellcat-quicker-than-a-demon/?src=nl&mag=rdt&list=nl_rdt_news&date=042517
Forum: W212 AMG
04-07-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,584
Posted By BlownV8

Did you tell them you need Alusil compatible...

Did you tell them you need Alusil compatible pistons? Seems very cheap.
04-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,429
Posted By BlownV8

Do you have any literature on the suspension...

Do you have any literature on the suspension changes. I did not know there were suspension changes.
04-04-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

That's great news. Can't wait to hear how it...

That's great news. Can't wait to hear how it performs on the track. I can't imagine the time spent at Eurocharged will be cheap though. Hopefully Speedriven will reimburse you for the additional...
04-04-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,429
Posted By BlownV8

In the last few months, I've replaced both door...

In the last few months, I've replaced both door handles, power steering line, alarm, and trunk soft close. In the last year, in addition to the above, I also replaced a hydraulic actuator for the...
04-03-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By BlownV8

You also have a 164GL so you may want to post on...

You also have a 164GL so you may want to post on the correct forum.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,584
Posted By BlownV8

The only ones I know that will work long term are...

The only ones I know that will work long term are made by Mahle or Koblenschmidt. I wouldn't trust any other pistons. Don't cheap out here. You will.regret it.
04-02-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,853
Posted By BlownV8

The vibration is most likely a bent or out of...

The vibration is most likely a bent or out of balance wheel.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-02-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,584
Posted By BlownV8

12 PSI should get you pretty close to or exceed...

12 PSI should get you pretty close to or exceed your goal of 1,000 hp if you can control the heat. The 156 engine responds well to boost.
...
03-29-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By BlownV8

You will need headers.and a tune or larger pulley...

You will need headers.and a tune or larger pulley and tune to achieve those numbers. On the other hand, an ECU tune on a 2003.and later 600 can net you 625 hp.
03-27-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By BlownV8

32 psi in the front to may be your issue. I...

32 psi in the front to may be your issue. I never run less than 38 in the front with 19" rims. The recommended pressure in MB's is for ride comfort. I wouldn't go less than 38 PSI in the front and...
03-12-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,111
Posted By BlownV8

The back of your seat is too low and the front...

The back of your seat is too low and the front edge is too high so it puts pressure on your hamstring causing it to lose flow and cramp. You may need your seat repadded or sit on a pad that raises...
03-10-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,157
Posted By BlownV8

You need a custom tune from a good tuner.

You need a custom tune from a good tuner.
03-10-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,000
Posted By BlownV8

I haven't had any ABC issues but have had over...

I haven't had any ABC issues but have had over $5k of issues in the last few years with the soft close, amp, door handles, alarm, power steering line, and convertible top hydraulic cylinder. ABC...
03-10-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,000
Posted By BlownV8

This is not the car for you based on what you are...

This is not the car for you based on what you are saying. It is an expensive car that requires a mechanic with access to an MB Star computer and an owner willing to pay thousands each year...
03-08-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,000
Posted By BlownV8

Sounds like the SLK may be a better fit for you...

Sounds like the SLK may be a better fit for you since it is more reliable than a 230SL.
03-06-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By BlownV8

ABC is potentially problematic on every MB. It's...

ABC is potentially problematic on every MB. It's just a matter of time and mileage before the car has issues with ABC.
02-28-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,364
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, they will. I just had one go back to them. ...

Yes, they will. I just had one go back to them. They sent me the entire strut assembly.
02-25-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,544
Posted By BlownV8

If you haven't replaced your hydraulic lines, you...

If you haven't replaced your hydraulic lines, you better do so before they go bad. Clean ABC fluid, filters, and fresh lines as well as new accumulators are the way to go for system longevity but...
02-18-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Ok, was confused by this statement.

Ok, was confused by this statement.
02-17-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Looking forward to your dyno tests, track...

Looking forward to your dyno tests, track results, and feedback.
02-15-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,364
Posted By BlownV8

Not sure if the shock was causing the clunk but...

Not sure if the shock was causing the clunk but when I put on a rebuilt front strut in it went away.
02-11-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

We are all rooting for you. We've seen great...

We are all rooting for you. We've seen great dyno graphs but the track runs have been woefully disappointing fo the advertised hp.
02-10-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By BlownV8

You definitely need to run higher pressures than...

You definitely need to run higher pressures than is recommended to get good tire life out of the front tires on the V12 models. Just replacd mine after 25k miles. There were Michelin Polot S2's. ...
02-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By BlownV8

Always buy the newest nicest and most well...

Always buy the newest nicest and most well maintained one you can find. Low mileage is typically better. The ABC pump will fail around 80k miles regardless of how well you maintain the vehicle. ...
01-29-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

It's not the first time we have seen their...

It's not the first time we have seen their projects go on far too long. Just hope it produces the results you seek. We have yet to see any real proof the cars run as intended. I sincerely hope...
01-19-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By BlownV8

The newest and lowest mileage one you can find. ...

The newest and lowest mileage one you can find. The issues are related to age, mileage, and heat. There is no magic pill with ABC. It's going to break at some point and it will be expensive to...
12-27-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By BlownV8

USAA has a good warranty available. They will go...

USAA has a good warranty available. They will go up to 10 years old and, since it has less than 50k miles, they will warranty for 48k miles or 4 years. It does not cover convertable top issues...
12-24-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By BlownV8

Spend the damn money on custom wheels and stop...

Spend the damn money on custom wheels and stop starting new threads so you can whine.
11-05-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Good.to hear. Hope it works out for you and...

Good.to hear. Hope it works out for you and meets your expectations.
10-16-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By BlownV8

Don't be afraid of the V12. Be afraid of the ABC...

Don't be afraid of the V12. Be afraid of the ABC suspension. The V12 will only be slightly more expensive to maintain than the V8 but the V12 is a whole lot more fun.
10-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By BlownV8

I definitely had a love.hate relationship with my...

I definitely had a love.hate relationship with my old CL. Loved the V12 but hated ABC. So, what did I do. I purchased an SL600 with the potential for even more issues especially all the extra go...
10-03-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

:rolf::rolf::rolf:

:rolf::rolf::rolf:
10-01-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By BlownV8

Probably a bearing issue.

Probably a bearing issue.
Forum: W212 AMG
09-25-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By BlownV8

I said they are pure crap. Never did I mention...

I said they are pure crap. Never did I mention Pure.Turbos. Hope Pure Turbos does build a better system.
Forum: W212 AMG
09-22-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,475
Posted By BlownV8

Check out MHT wheels. Never had a problem with...

Check out MHT wheels. Never had a problem with any of their wheel lines. I ran a very nice looking cast Niche wheel on a very heavy CL600 and no drama for the entire time I owned the car.
...
09-03-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By BlownV8

Skip the 2012 and go with a 2013. If you decide...

Skip the 2012 and go with a 2013. If you decide on the 2012 450. it is still a nice car.
09-01-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By BlownV8

Change your filter and check the fluid. Your...

Change your filter and check the fluid. Your pump may be going soon. May be a good time to convert to.coilovers. I'd imagine.you would be able to get a better launch with adjustable coilovers than...
08-27-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By BlownV8

Not sure you can outside of a custom job. MB got...

Not sure you can outside of a custom job. MB got rid of the ridiculously large star on the newer models in favor of better aesthetics.
08-25-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By BlownV8

There are places that can do it but like...

There are places that can do it but like Speedriven says it is much easier and cheaper to sleeve the engine with a cast iron bore and use aftermarket parts.
08-19-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 71,058
Posted By BlownV8

Have them make a few of the brackets.

Have them make a few of the brackets.
08-18-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By BlownV8

Bump in case you missed the question.

Bump in case you missed the question.
Forum: W212 AMG
08-10-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By BlownV8

Just awesome!

Just awesome!
08-10-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By BlownV8

I have a Misha kit on my SL but the SPDV6 looks...

I have a Misha kit on my SL but the SPDV6 looks much better and can be had at half the cost. The Misha hood on mine is of very poor quality and has taken two trips to the body shop and is still not...
08-09-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, whole bumper cover. I don't believe it has...

Yes, whole bumper cover. I don't believe it has any effect. The sensor is behind the star.
08-09-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By BlownV8

Turbo upgrade for the V12 would be nice.

Turbo upgrade for the V12 would be nice.
07-21-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,741
Posted By BlownV8

Looking forward to seeing your results on a big...

Looking forward to seeing your results on a big turbo build with this system. This may really help achieve some big numbers.
07-19-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By BlownV8

That’s a dirt cheap warranty for a MB. Who is...

That’s a dirt cheap warranty for a MB. Who is the warranty through?
07-11-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By BlownV8

Yeah, when a shock goes out, the car can feel a...

Yeah, when a shock goes out, the car can feel a little uncontrollable. Glad you got it sorted.
07-05-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By BlownV8

Love my GL. It is still as tight as the day I...

Love my GL. It is still as tight as the day I purchased the car. It's been the best car I've owned to date. I would like a newer GL, V8 bi-turbo, but I just can't bear to get rid of this one with...
07-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By BlownV8

A quick search on this forum will give you all...

A quick search on this forum will give you all the information you need. The airmatic is not all that expensive or troublesome to maintain. It is more expensive than a shock and spring system but...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-22-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,031
Posted By BlownV8

You are a newbie.:) Anyway, Renntech in Florida...

You are a newbie.:) Anyway, Renntech in Florida is one with no bad history.
06-19-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By BlownV8

It should feel obvious.

It should feel obvious.
06-19-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By BlownV8

Try swaying back and forth in an exaggerated...

Try swaying back and forth in an exaggerated motion at a safe speed and see if it feels soft on one side. It is either a bad shock or control arm with the shock being the most likely culprit.
06-19-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By BlownV8

Mine did that and it was a bad shock.

Mine did that and it was a bad shock.
06-09-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 42,658
Posted By BlownV8

There is definitely an issue with the diesel in...

There is definitely an issue with the diesel in the GL or the way the GL is being used is affecting the reliability. Could the problems stem from short trips and too frequent starts and stops? We...
05-29-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By BlownV8

USAA has good warranties but you must be a...

USAA has good warranties but you must be a member. Chrysler Service Contracts is awesome but I believe they don't write MB's anymore. I believe the S, CL, SL's and AMG models cost them way too much...
05-25-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,119
Posted By BlownV8

This is a WAG, based on typical diesel issues and...

This is a WAG, based on typical diesel issues and repair costs, without knowing more but it will probably cost in excess of $2k to repair.
05-24-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,890
Posted By BlownV8

You spent too much on the pump. They are...

You spent too much on the pump. They are available for a fraction of what you paid.
05-21-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By BlownV8

You will have to bleed but you won't need to...

You will have to bleed but you won't need to drain with the exception of the old parts that have fluid.
05-21-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By BlownV8

USAA has a good warranty for these if you are a...

USAA has a good warranty for these if you are a member. It doesn't cover the convertable top but it covers everything else.
05-19-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By BlownV8

I will have to disagree. My 200k mile GL still...

I will have to disagree. My 200k mile GL still drives as it did when new and the interior shows very little wear. The quality is fantastic on my GL. In fact, it's the best MB I've owned to date. ...
05-13-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

A month and a half to two months. We should see...

A month and a half to two months. We should see your results by no later than the beginning of September. Hope your car performs well. I have yet to see any results as high as what you are saying....
05-12-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 65,138
Posted By BlownV8

Owning a CL is much like owning a boat. They day...

Owning a CL is much like owning a boat. They day you get it is one of the happiest days in your life and the day you sell it is the second happiest day in your life.

Good luck on the CL...
04-19-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By BlownV8

If a CL doesn't have, at least, 600 HP, it's not...

If a CL doesn't have, at least, 600 HP, it's not worth the aggravation or expense.
04-11-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By BlownV8

If you have the buttons on the back of your...

If you have the buttons on the back of your steering wheel you can add the paddle shifters and get a ECU/TCU tune for the manual mode as well as an easy extra 100 hp on your biturbo 600. Do a forum...
Forum: Kill Stories
04-10-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,842
Posted By BlownV8

What brand of dyno did you use? Regardless, the...

What brand of dyno did you use? Regardless, the Mustang dynoed more and looks to be making more power.
04-10-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 35,011
Posted By BlownV8

True, skip the 21's and go with 22's. Much...

True, skip the 21's and go with 22's. Much better tire selection.
04-09-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 35,011
Posted By BlownV8

You won't notice a difference. If you have a...

You won't notice a difference. If you have a 2013, your model is an X166 GL. Here is your forum. https://mbworld.org/forums/gl-class-x166-173/
03-25-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By BlownV8

HRE wheels are very well made. The biggest...

HRE wheels are very well made. The biggest problem is that they use unobtanium mined from the moons of Pandora. It looks feels and machines just like all the forged aluminum other wheel...
03-21-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,884
Posted By BlownV8

I second Arnott. I went through two sets of MB...

I second Arnott. I went through two sets of MB airbags at all four corners but the Arnott's seem to be holding strong with none of them replaced. If I still have the same Arnott airbags at 250k...
02-04-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,618
Posted By BlownV8

Looks better.

Looks better.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,936
Posted By BlownV8

Installer.com has everything you need and you can...

Installer.com has everything you need and you can DIY for less than half that price.
04-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,096
Posted By BlownV8

I really love my 2007 GL450. I've put around...

I really love my 2007 GL450. I've put around 200k miles on the car so far and have no intentions of getting rid of it anytime soon. Yes, they will all have airbag issues, rear hatch latching...
03-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By BlownV8

Of course she would like the new $100k...

Of course she would like the new $100k model.......
12-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,739
Posted By BlownV8

You are going to have airbag issues regardless. ...

You are going to have airbag issues regardless. If you are out of warranty, use the Arnott replacements. It's really not too bad as far as maintenance costs go. My GL450 has been very cheap to...
12-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 54,828
Posted By BlownV8

Looks good. The airmatic is worth the small...

Looks good. The airmatic is worth the small issues like airbag changes to me. ABC suspension......that's a whole other issue.
Forum: W210 AMG
07-07-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,943
Posted By BlownV8

210 E55 is the last of the reliable, fast,...

210 E55 is the last of the reliable, fast, comfortable, and affordable AMG's made. The new AMG's are far too complex to make long term ownership attractive if you are using as a daily driver.
12-10-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,245
Posted By BlownV8

Yes, it will stick out past the fender in the...

Yes, it will stick out past the fender in the front. The back will be perfect.
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