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02-12-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By cetialpha5

Just an FYI, normally you can just delete the...

Just an FYI, normally you can just delete the stuff after the ? in the URL so your link is really:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-15A-Battery-Charger-with-40A-Engine-Start/38243759

And if...
02-09-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. My indy will do an...

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. My indy will do an oil change and tire rotation for $20 if you bring the oil and filter to him. $45 at the dealer is top dollar. When you buy tires at a place like...
02-08-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By cetialpha5

It's definitely measurable. Probably more...

It's definitely measurable. Probably more accurate to say cold air typically has less water vapor than hot humid air. It's a standard phenomenon when flying. Hot summer weather a prop plane doesn't...
02-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By cetialpha5

It's a manufacturing defect. Frequent oil changes...

It's a manufacturing defect. Frequent oil changes won't help when the sprockets were made with a softer metal than expected.
02-07-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By cetialpha5

Read the old threads. The E320 wasn't exactly a...

Read the old threads. The E320 wasn't exactly a bed of roses. Avoid the 2003 as that was the first year and had many problems, the major one being the leaking radiator that trashes your transmission....
02-06-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By cetialpha5

Well there's a reason that the 2006 are so cheap....

Well there's a reason that the 2006 are so cheap. Most people know about the balance shaft problems. You could also get a 2007, would be slightly cheaper, you just have to run it through a vin...
02-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By cetialpha5

It's going to cost you way more than $1500 to get...

It's going to cost you way more than $1500 to get it fixed unless you know how to pull and engine and replace the parts yourself. The parts are only a few hundred, it's just the labor that's...
01-25-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, you came to an enthusiast forum and you're...

Yeah, you came to an enthusiast forum and you're not an enthusiast. I have the active cornering illumination on both my cars, it's very cool. When driving on the road in a curve, it lights up the...
01-22-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,079
Posted By cetialpha5

I don't think you need to worry about the...

I don't think you need to worry about the manifold. That was the M272 engine which was on the 2010-2011 E-350's. When they went to direct injection in 2012-2016, the new engine was the M276 and was a...
01-22-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By cetialpha5

I would have gotten the same Champion AGM battery...

I would have gotten the same Champion AGM battery at Pepboys. It has a $40 rebate good til January 27th. Makes it much cheaper than the Bosch battery. Also Champion is made by JCI and Bosch is Exide....
01-07-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By cetialpha5

Mercedes uses fiber optics for their audio system...

Mercedes uses fiber optics for their audio system and they're all wired together. So there's only a few systems that will work with it and it's typically some knock off Android system that may or may...
01-06-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By cetialpha5

It's a common M272 problem. Either pulleys or...

It's a common M272 problem. Either pulleys or tensioner are bad. I'd just do all of it. FCPeuro has a kit and they have a lifetime warranty. Strangely rockauto had a kit for the W211 but not the W212...
01-04-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By cetialpha5

Did you check the wires in the trunk? There's a...

Did you check the wires in the trunk? There's a long running thread about it just a few down from this one.
...
01-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By cetialpha5

Nothing is safe. Investing in 3% returns means...

Nothing is safe. Investing in 3% returns means you're safe from high returns. Even with the recent market turmoil, returns over the last 10 years have historically been higher than 3%.
12-29-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cetialpha5

Here's the tire rack article. Doing the above can...

Here's the tire rack article. Doing the above can be dangerous and you risk a spin out in rain that you can't control.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=52
12-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By cetialpha5

That's interesting. Usually EIS is a different...

That's interesting. Usually EIS is a different problem, not sure if those vendors on eBay can fix that, but it's $200-$250 to have it repaired. But you have to remove it yourself. If you get it done...
12-22-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By cetialpha5

Keep an eye on the voltage. Switch to temperature...

Keep an eye on the voltage. Switch to temperature display and hit the reset button 3 times while the car is on, but not running. Should display the voltage. Then see where it is when you start it and...
12-14-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By cetialpha5

I would probably just have them do the seat...

I would probably just have them do the seat cover. But I'd get them to price match the internet price on the seat cover which is around $250 and then do their best with the goodwill on the labor. But...
12-11-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, that looks nice. Parktronic, lighting...

Yeah, that looks nice. Parktronic, lighting package, looks like a pano roof, and maybe driver's assistance package with the AMG wheels. What other goodies did you get? That's pretty nicely loaded,...
12-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By cetialpha5

He's probably thinking that maybe you hit the...

He's probably thinking that maybe you hit the button twice. If you hit the fob button twice, it disables keyless go on the fob. If you hit it just once, then it doesn't. I never hit the button. I...
12-09-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By cetialpha5

Well it happens to me. Typically the phone is...

Well it happens to me. Typically the phone is right next to the fob in my pocket so the car doesn't recognize the key. Basically it's not so much the frequencies interfering with each other than the...
12-09-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By cetialpha5

Well I think asking for a master tech might be...

Well I think asking for a master tech might be the way to go. I never got a good answer as to whether a knock off star system can do system firmware updates or not. It's the only real reason left to...
12-09-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By cetialpha5

Does it happen with both fobs or just one? Can...

Does it happen with both fobs or just one? Can you narrow it down to just one fob?

Maybe you should go back and have them update the firmware again. Last time I was there, I had them update the...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,957
Posted By cetialpha5

Pepboys, Advance Auto, Autozone are all AGM...

Pepboys, Advance Auto, Autozone are all AGM batteries. Other places like Sam's club or Walmart might not be AGM. They're usually a little cheaper but AGM is supposed to last longer.
12-06-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By cetialpha5

Yes, it's from MBUSA and not the dealer. So the...

Yes, it's from MBUSA and not the dealer. So the dealer shouldn't care because they're getting the money from MBUSA. I remember when I used mine they only said that they had to have someone process it...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,957
Posted By cetialpha5

You do realize that MB doesn't actually make...

You do realize that MB doesn't actually make batteries and that there's only a few companies in the US that make batteries right?

Right now I'd go with a Pepboys AGM battery, They have the...
12-03-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By cetialpha5

Have the system scanned. There are actually...

Have the system scanned. There are actually several temperature sensors in the cabin. Could be a bad sensor or some blend valve. Hopefully it should be covered by the CPO warranty, otherwise there's...
12-02-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By cetialpha5

The 2014 year was the last one for the E550 too....

The 2014 year was the last one for the E550 too. A rare car, looks like it has the lighting package.
11-28-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By cetialpha5

Did you try searching ebay? ...

Did you try searching ebay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/03-06-MERCEDES-E500-REAR-LEFT-DRIVER-SIDE-DOOR-PANEL-WOOD-TRIM-MOLDING-W211-3/282337564548
11-25-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By cetialpha5

Usually the thermostat and the tensioner/pulleys....

Usually the thermostat and the tensioner/pulleys. Also the 2006 had the bad balance shaft problem, but it didn't affect all cars, but cars that have 160k are still showing up with bad balance shafts....
11-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By cetialpha5

You could try clearing it and see if it comes...

You could try clearing it and see if it comes back. Normally the engine runs a little rough either at high speed or low speed if it's broken. I think it has to run for a while before it actually sets...
11-17-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By cetialpha5

They were quoting me about 2 hours of labor so...

They were quoting me about 2 hours of labor so they said it'd be around $200-$250 so I told them I had the coupon and afterwards the total was $250 minus the $130 coupon I had at the time. Got a free...
11-17-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By cetialpha5

Yes, any battery will work. You can get one with...

Yes, any battery will work. You can get one with higher CCA, but there aren't too many other ones out there that are much higher. Advance Auto, Autozone or Pep Boys also sell the battery. I think all...
11-17-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By cetialpha5

Maybe. You'll have to try them. Maybe they...

Maybe. You'll have to try them. Maybe they discount the service of installing it, but not the battery.

Advance Auto will install the battery for free and they usually have a 25% off discount code...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-17-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By cetialpha5

Mercedes Dealer $150 off $300 Service

It's back. $150 off $300+ in service. Expires Dec 31st 2018.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/win_back_savings
Forum: W211 AMG
11-17-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By cetialpha5

Well you can always get the knock off Mercedes...

Well you can always get the knock off Mercedes WIS on eBay for around $10-$15. It's the complete shop manual that the dealers use. You can also pay $60 a day for the official one from MB and download...
11-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By cetialpha5

About 2-3 times a year for the last several...

About 2-3 times a year for the last several years, Usually different amounts, $125-$130 off is the norm. The last one expired in September.
11-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By cetialpha5

Mercedes Dealer $150 off $300 Service

It's back. $150 off $300+ in service. Expires Dec 31st 2018.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/win_back_savings
11-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By cetialpha5

Mercedes Dealer $150 off $300 Service

It's back. $150 off $300+ in service. Expires Dec 31st 2018.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/win_back_savings
11-17-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By cetialpha5

Mercedes Dealer $150 off $300 Service

It's back. $150 off $300 service. Good til Dec 31st 2018.


https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/win_back_savings
11-09-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By cetialpha5

I just got an email from my dealer for $150 off...

I just got an email from my dealer for $150 off $300. Can't find it on MB's site yet, but will post it if it comes up. It's supposed to be good til Dec 31st. Might just be targeted though because I...
11-09-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By cetialpha5

Depends on the dealer, some are more than others....

Depends on the dealer, some are more than others. You should check out to see if there are any service coupons for other dealers in the area, most dealers will price match. They used to be about $300...
Forum: W212 AMG
10-30-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By cetialpha5

I guess it depends when the head bolts were done....

I guess it depends when the head bolts were done. Newer parts came out in 2011 so if it were done some time after that, then it may have the new part. There's a big debate over in the C63 forums as...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-30-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By cetialpha5

The price of the handle varies depending on the...

The price of the handle varies depending on the color of the door handle.
...
10-28-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By cetialpha5

They're popular tires though. I have them on my...

They're popular tires though. I have them on my W211. Some feel they're noisier or harsher riding, but they have a higher load rating so they tend not to pop as easily as Contiential.
10-10-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By cetialpha5

There's no repair manual. It's called WIS or...

There's no repair manual. It's called WIS or StarTek. You can get the knock off on eBay for around $10, just search for Mercedes WIS/EPC. Or you can pay $60 a day for the official Mercedes website...
10-08-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By cetialpha5

Ditto on the laser platnium, they seem pretty...

Ditto on the laser platnium, they seem pretty popular. They're like $8.32 a plug on rockauto.com.
Forum: W212 AMG
10-04-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By cetialpha5

They also seem to run this type of promotion a...

They also seem to run this type of promotion a couple times a year. Seems like they do it once in the spring and once in the fall.
09-28-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By cetialpha5

It's the same basic physical stick sensor setup...

It's the same basic physical stick sensor setup as the W211. There's one in the rear and one in the front. If you don't get a warning light on the dash, you can just reuse the old sensor. I think the...
09-23-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By cetialpha5

That happened in a later version of Comand. The...

That happened in a later version of Comand. The earlier version that was in the 2010-2011 models didn't need a pin code. You could actually just install the navigation and then you didn't need the...
09-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By cetialpha5

Wow, that's pretty amazing, it's a USA spec car...

Wow, that's pretty amazing, it's a USA spec car too. I guess they exported a used car from the US. Anyway, you don't have bixenons, so they're regular H7 halogen bulbs.
...
09-13-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By cetialpha5

The difference is the M272 vs the M276. I believe...

The difference is the M272 vs the M276. I believe on 2012+, that's the M276. The spark plugs still need to be changed, but are easier to change because you don't have to remove the intake manifold...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-10-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By cetialpha5

I believe it's all ATF 134. I would use whatever...

I believe it's all ATF 134. I would use whatever fluids are MB approved.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/236.14_en.html

Royal purple isn't on the list. Their fluid might meet spec,...
08-31-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 192,549
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, it's like saying rocket science is easy if...

Yeah, it's like saying rocket science is easy if you know anything about rocketry. Many threads on here about indy repair shops who have attempted the repair and the car not running quite right...
08-29-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By cetialpha5

Call a few more. Most MB dealers match others in...

Call a few more. Most MB dealers match others in the area. You might check a locksmith for the blade price or just skip the blade, you only really need it to get in if the battery dies. Also see if...
08-29-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,374
Posted By cetialpha5

Isn't the service interval 15 years or 150k? I...

Isn't the service interval 15 years or 150k? I think I'm going to wait til 150k. I already change some of it when I changed the thermostat, about half of it came out. Zerex G-05 at Advance auto.
08-28-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By cetialpha5

Pretty much all dealers will do a PPI...

Pretty much all dealers will do a PPI (pre-purchase inspection). They basically do it so they can find something wrong so they can get the business. It's basically about 2 hours so some say around...
08-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By cetialpha5

Why not just pick up a 2016 model? That would be...

Why not just pick up a 2016 model? That would be the same E350 just before they went to the 4 cylinder. Then there are a couple of exotic ones out there like the 2014 E550, last year for that one or...
Forum: Marketplace
08-22-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By cetialpha5

Looks like that VIN has keyless go. Use this vin...

Looks like that VIN has keyless go. Use this vin decoder to see all the option codes it has.

https://www.datamb.com/
08-20-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By cetialpha5

It's well covered in several of the older...

It's well covered in several of the older threads. Basically they just take the new key, stick it in the ignition and start the car with it. Not sure what happens if it doesn't work because all the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,485
Posted By cetialpha5

Well for AMG, the stock front rotors are about 1k...

Well for AMG, the stock front rotors are about 1k each so about 2k for 2 front rotors. There's aftermarket rotors which can be cheaper, or you can buy the stock ones online which are about $750 or...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-17-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By cetialpha5

MB still goes by kilometers so it's 250k...

MB still goes by kilometers so it's 250k kilometers which translates to about 155k miles. They have badges for 250k, 500k, 750k 1000k kilometers and one more for 1 million miles.
...
08-16-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By cetialpha5

Ditto the above. Try leasehackr.com for lease...

Ditto the above. Try leasehackr.com for lease calculators. Basically the best deal is if there are any rebates or incentives and you also have to negotiate down from MSRP, the bigger the discount,...
08-15-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By cetialpha5

Well the quarks I'm familiar with are up, down,...

Well the quarks I'm familiar with are up, down, strange, charm, bottom and top. Maybe you mean strange quark?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-12-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By cetialpha5

I would also mention cargurus.com. I like that...

I would also mention cargurus.com. I like that site as it tells you how long the car has been listed. Also use nadaguide.com to get a realistic view of the value of the car. The biggest mistake is...
08-07-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By cetialpha5

The oil conditioner, injector cleaning and odor...

The oil conditioner, injector cleaning and odor removal are fluff items and I guess they jack up the price by $300. Most service A is in the $300 range but some dealers discount it more. Looks like...
07-31-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,627
Posted By cetialpha5

Just get a cheap ipod touch and use that for...

Just get a cheap ipod touch and use that for music. All you need is a 4th gen one plus a charging adapter. They have wifi so I just use spotify to sync my music. I like that set up better than my...
07-22-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By cetialpha5

I've been doing mine for years. You have to call...

I've been doing mine for years. You have to call retention. Sometimes the regular reps don't care, but just hang up and call again. I never have that problem though, it works every time I call. I...
07-16-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By cetialpha5

You can also get Autocheck ($3-$5) and CarFax...

You can also get Autocheck ($3-$5) and CarFax reports on eBay for $6.50. And yes, if there's no odometer display, there's something wrong with the cluster/electronics. People's batteries here die all...
07-15-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By cetialpha5

You probably need someone who can property...

You probably need someone who can property diagnose it. One other possible causes on that list is an intake air leak in addition to poor compression. Driving a car with a misfire can end up frying...
07-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By cetialpha5

And for future reference, the 40 or 45 refers to...

And for future reference, the 40 or 45 refers to the aspect ratio, it's not a measurement in MM. The 245 is the measurement in MM. So a 40 means that the sidewall is 40% of 245. So if you go up 5%,...
07-01-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By cetialpha5

You can also buy both carfax and autocheck on...

You can also buy both carfax and autocheck on eBay for about $10.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-PREMIUM-SELLER-ORIGINAL-CAR-FAX-AUTOCHECK-REPORTS-INSTANT-24-7/223037232294
07-01-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By cetialpha5

I don't think I've ever seen a W212 with a sport...

I don't think I've ever seen a W212 with a sport badge, have you seen any pictures? It was usually just an option code. Only fender badge I've seen is the blue efficiency ones. If you can figure out...
06-23-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By cetialpha5

Ok here's some new facts. My w211 has the...

Ok here's some new facts. My w211 has the original battery and it's over 10 years old at this point. Actually it's a little over 10, will be 11 in November. I checked the voltage on the dash, it's...
06-22-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By cetialpha5

If you're going to replace the O2 sensors, just...

If you're going to replace the O2 sensors, just replace the 2 pre cat ones. When the back two go, the cats are shot. Did you check the aux battery? There's also the battery control module.
06-21-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,571
Posted By cetialpha5

There's a cheaper version for about $10 that's...

There's a cheaper version for about $10 that's available. Basically you just need to search for the WIS which is the workshop information system.
...
06-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,708
Posted By cetialpha5

There's a vendor on here that will rebuild them....

There's a vendor on here that will rebuild them. I believe if the mechanism is struggling, the belt is dirty. There's some videos on youtube on how to clean the seat belt. Basically a tub of water,...
06-19-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By cetialpha5

What's the exact tire name and size? It's...

What's the exact tire name and size? It's basically a cheap no name tire. They're sold by an American company, but they could be made anywhere. Michelin's and Continentals are pretty popular. I have...
06-14-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By cetialpha5

Try nadaguide.com. I like to buy them between...

Try nadaguide.com. I like to buy them between average and clean trade in and retail is overpriced. They never really give you any extra for options so feel free to pay closer to retail if it has a...
06-14-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By cetialpha5

Check out leasehackr.com and read a few articles...

Check out leasehackr.com and read a few articles about it.

Yes you have to follow scheduled maintenance. But for Mercedes, there's just service A and B so it shouldn't be that bad.
You can end...
06-14-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By cetialpha5

Sounds like the guy garbled the sports package...

Sounds like the guy garbled the sports package into the sportline. That was just the headlamp washers, different rear end look, different color gauges over the luxury package. Don't get the 2006....
06-09-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By cetialpha5

Use this vin decoder to see what options it has. ...

Use this vin decoder to see what options it has.

https://www.datamb.com/

The major options on that car is the pano sunroof, real leather, dynamic seats, keyless go, sports package and Pzev. As...
06-06-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By cetialpha5

I've got the sports package on both cars, don't...

I've got the sports package on both cars, don't really notice a difference between 17 and 18. The thing is, in the US, the cars with all the options or as many as likely all come with the sports...
05-31-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By cetialpha5

The real problem with airmatic is that when it...

The real problem with airmatic is that when it fails, you can't drive the car. I think you the warning on the dash that the car is too low. With springs, they slowly wear out so at some point you'd...
Forum: Marketplace
05-25-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, everyone always claims it's fully loaded...

Yeah, everyone always claims it's fully loaded when it's not. You just asked for it when you posted things that weren't true.
Forum: Marketplace
05-25-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By cetialpha5

Carbon fiber packages? Bang & Olufsen sound...

Carbon fiber packages? Bang & Olufsen sound system? Heated rear seats? Rear seat entertainment package? Carbon Ceramic braking system?
05-25-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By cetialpha5

That's pretty far from the P0306 code which is a...

That's pretty far from the P0306 code which is a misfire.

This mentions a bunch of other possiblities:

https://www.autocodes.com/p0306_mercedes-benz.html

As for the converter, I'd replace...
05-23-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By cetialpha5

I have the Pure contacts on my 2011. I have the...

I have the Pure contacts on my 2011. I have the Michelin A/S 3+ on my 2008. The Michelins seem louder than the Pure Contacts. The previous owner had Pure Contacts on the car and I think he got about...
05-22-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,159
Posted By cetialpha5

Just search ebay. I believe the right part number...

Just search ebay. I believe the right part number is B67876131. I think they've sold from $90-$120 or more. If you're not in a rush, just keep an eye on it. The brown one is the latest version, the...
05-21-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By cetialpha5

If you read the description, it takes about 15...

If you read the description, it takes about 15 minutes or so for it to learn your driving style. When you start to deviate from it, it sends that alert so I guess you probably weren't paying...
05-16-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,159
Posted By cetialpha5

Ouch. Those were all expensive and shouldn't have...

Ouch. Those were all expensive and shouldn't have been done at the dealer except for a few items. Anyone can do an oil change, I just buy the oil and filter and hand it to an indy, he just charges me...
05-12-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cetialpha5

$130 off Vehicle Maintenance of $250 or more at MB

It's back. $130 off service of $250 or more at a Mercedes dealer between May 1st - June 15th. This time it works fine, gone mine right away. I also got one in my email for the other car.
...
05-09-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By cetialpha5

Keyless go keys are more expensive than regular...

Keyless go keys are more expensive than regular keys. With an E550, you're probably more likely to have keyless go. You should call around to all the local dealers and check their websites, sometimes...
04-27-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By cetialpha5

Ask him if he's familiar with Magnuson-Moss act....

Ask him if he's familiar with Magnuson-Moss act. You can get it done somewhere else. You just need to keep the receipt to show that the work was done. You can also buy a maintenance package. I don't...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By cetialpha5

What I can't figure out is how you can "inspect"...

What I can't figure out is how you can "inspect" head bolts. They were a weaker design/manufacturing defect. After some time in 2011, they fixed it with a new part number and stronger bolts. In my...
04-21-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By cetialpha5

Well this is the wrong forum, but you can get the...

Well this is the wrong forum, but you can get the headlight covers for about $50, but it's a long process to replace them. But it's almost the same as replacing the headlights.
...
04-20-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By cetialpha5

That happens with my dynamic seat too. What I've...

That happens with my dynamic seat too. What I've done is move the seat back a little more and I'm a little more careful in getting into the car so it doesn't really happen anymore.
04-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,403
Posted By cetialpha5

The 14 is still sorta new so there's not that...

The 14 is still sorta new so there's not that many reports about them in the forums. There's lots more about the 2010-2013. Some other pros about those years is that they still had bixenons available...
04-07-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By cetialpha5

The 2006 model was a horrible year. Many threads...

The 2006 model was a horrible year. Many threads on here about balance shaft problems and they still pop up all the time. It's a 5-7k repair at the dealer although the parts are only a few hundred,...
04-07-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By cetialpha5

I wouldn't count on them finding it during a...

I wouldn't count on them finding it during a health check. They do a quick check, if you read the threads on checking the shaft, there's a couple ways to do it. Unless you asked them specifically...
04-06-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By cetialpha5

Not sure about your eBay, but the US one has...

Not sure about your eBay, but the US one has Mercedes WIS on there which is the workshop manuals. They're around $10 for the knock off DVD. For the official MB ones, there's Star Tek which costs $60...
04-06-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By cetialpha5

Did you read about the bad balance shafts that...

Did you read about the bad balance shafts that affected all 2006 E-350's? I'd check the status of your balance shaft before replacing the transmission. There's youtube videos and other resources to...
03-24-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By cetialpha5

The 40 and the 45 are aspect ratios. Basically...

The 40 and the 45 are aspect ratios. Basically when you go up an inch, you decrease it by 5 or if you increase by an inch you decrease by 5. Usually that rule of thumb is only good for one step up or...
03-24-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By cetialpha5

Just depends what line of trim you have....

Just depends what line of trim you have. According to the brochure, you could have 17, 18 or 19 inch rims.
...
Forum: Marketplace
03-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,489
Posted By cetialpha5

It's always funny when people claim the market is...

It's always funny when people claim the market is dead. It just means that it's overpriced. Case in point is that you'd probably have a bunch of people bidding on it if it were priced at $1.

The...
03-21-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By cetialpha5

If it's not far, it's probably ok to drive. I...

If it's not far, it's probably ok to drive. I wouldn't drive it too long, with O2 not functioning property, you run the risk of frying the catalytic converters which are pretty expensive. As others...
03-19-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By cetialpha5

I think Autozone and Advance Auto still install...

I think Autozone and Advance Auto still install batteries for free and they typically have discount codes you can use.

Educated for battery replacement mostly means knowing that you disconnect...
03-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By cetialpha5

Just have the covers replaced. They're about $50....

Just have the covers replaced. They're about $50. There's lots of threads on here about how people did it. It's a project though, you have to take the headlights off and bake them to get the old...
03-14-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,327
Posted By cetialpha5

You can buy it anytime up to 80k. Usual A service...

You can buy it anytime up to 80k. Usual A service is around $300 and B is around $500 some places discount that a little. It's probably more worth while when it's near some major maintenance like...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-13-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By cetialpha5

Well I'd go with #3 as you didn't mention price. ...

Well I'd go with #3 as you didn't mention price.

Number out is out as most people avoid modded cars as who knows what else they may have done with it.

Number 2, well the longest you can get a...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-09-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By cetialpha5

MB offers a 12 month/12k warranty on all work...

MB offers a 12 month/12k warranty on all work they do. I am curious about the head bolts though. I didn't think an inspection could tell you that they are good, it was a defective part that didn't...
03-07-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By cetialpha5

Try checking the dealer websites for service...

Try checking the dealer websites for service specials. Sometimes they offer 10% or other discounts. And then the other dealers tend to price match.

But that's not too bad a price for a keyless go...
02-17-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By cetialpha5

The issue is with direct injection 2012+, they...

The issue is with direct injection 2012+, they have to remove in the intake manifold to get at the plugs as they went to a 60 degree engine instead of the 90 degree one in the M272 which was...
02-15-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By cetialpha5

There used to be some sticky in the classified...

There used to be some sticky in the classified wheels section where it mentions the lowest price to ship and that beats UPS/USPS. Anyway, a tire with a bubble is basically trashed. Means a belt...
02-10-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By cetialpha5

There are youtube videos that will show you how...

There are youtube videos that will show you how to check to see if the sprockets are ok or not. There was no recall. If the repair was done at the MB dealer, it will show up on the VMI. But if it was...
02-06-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By cetialpha5

Get a multimeter and check. New they are anywhere...

Get a multimeter and check. New they are anywhere from 3.25-3.31 volts. I get the message once they hit 3.06 or below. You can also buy them on Amazon or Ebay in 5 or 10 packs or more.
02-02-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,259
Posted By cetialpha5

Those should be good tires. I got mine there...

Those should be good tires. I got mine there earlier, but they were just the 245/40/18 which is the square setup for a 4matic. Mine were Z though. Not sure why you mixed a V and a Z tire. Should have...
02-02-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, square is better, you can rotate them....

Yeah, square is better, you can rotate them. Staggered tires wear out twice as fast which is why you get half the normal tire mileage warranty if you have a staggered setup. I wouldn't bother with...
01-28-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By cetialpha5

You got a nice one. That's a hard combo to find....

You got a nice one. That's a hard combo to find. You basically got P2, real leather, power trunk closer, parktronic. folding rear seat, side blinds and wooden steering wheel. It's the luxury model...
01-25-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By cetialpha5

You can just buy it online. Cheaper than the...

You can just buy it online. Cheaper than the dealer.

https://www.oediscountparts.com/parts/index.cfm?searchText=2115450116+&make=Mercedes-Benz&action=oePartSearch&siteid=215242

Did mine a...
01-22-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By cetialpha5

I have the E350 so can't really comment as...

I have the E350 so can't really comment as they're both 4matic. I'd get the one with the most options. I'd lean toward the 2012. I think airmatic became an option in 2012 and was standard in 2011....
Forum: W212 AMG
01-04-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By cetialpha5

Well this is a US centric site, where are you...

Well this is a US centric site, where are you located?

Two standard places for parts would be oediscountparts.com and genuinemercedesparts.com. One has free shipping, the other one charges. You...
12-25-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By cetialpha5

Real EPC is through MB. In the US they charge $75...

Real EPC is through MB. In the US they charge $75 a year. I think for Canada it's still $3600 but they include WIS which is the repair manuals, still not a good deal. You can get a knock off DVD on...
12-19-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By cetialpha5

Don't forget the $130 off $250 coupon. ...

Don't forget the $130 off $250 coupon.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/2017holidaythankyou
12-16-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By cetialpha5

The post above is basically the printout from the...

The post above is basically the printout from the warranty booklet. It basically says that the fuel tank is covered. You're all set. If the dealer gives you a hard time, you just tell that it should...
12-16-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By cetialpha5

What question did you ask specifically? The car...

What question did you ask specifically? The car itself may have no extended warranty, but there's an extended warranty on the fuel tank. Also is your car a Pzev? The extended warranty doesn't apply...
12-15-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By cetialpha5

Yes, all cars with SBC had the aux battery so...

Yes, all cars with SBC had the aux battery so also check the aux battery in addition to the main on. I think the older 2003 also had a battery control module also. If you're thinking of taking it to...
12-15-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 45,703
Posted By cetialpha5

In addition to just the shaft, you can just send...

In addition to just the shaft, you can just send the whole comand knob to some company who will do the work for you, you just need to take it out. It's on eBay for $60.
...
12-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By cetialpha5

Yes, dump it. When I first looked at them, I...

Yes, dump it. When I first looked at them, I wanted a 2006 but then once I found out about the balance shaft and SBC, started looking at a 2007, but even if you get one that's past that problem, it...
12-09-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By cetialpha5

Well the best would be the 2009. Has a couple...

Well the best would be the 2009. Has a couple pluses and minuses. Those were easier to find with the AMG sport rims which I like. Those are also more likely to have more features, but they are still...
12-06-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By cetialpha5

Try the $130 off $250 service coupon that's good...

Try the $130 off $250 service coupon that's good til 12/31/17. That would bring it back down to 170 which isn't a bad price for a tire.
...
12-05-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By cetialpha5

I'd like to find a local shop that will rebuild...

I'd like to find a local shop that will rebuild them. I think nationally I only ran into one place that does them for around $300. There must be other shops out there that will rebuild them for less....
Forum: W211 AMG
12-03-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By cetialpha5

Depends what type. For Pennzoil, the only one on...

Depends what type. For Pennzoil, the only one on the list that meets 229.5 is Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w30. I'd prefer either a 0w40 or a 0w30 for winter, but the 5w30 is probably ok as your winters...
12-01-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By cetialpha5

$130 off $250 Service at MB thru 12/31/2017

Mercedes is running a special again, $130 off at least $250 in service through the end of December.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/2017holidaythankyou

Seems like they've been...
11-18-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By cetialpha5

ABS and ESP are separate systems. You have a...

ABS and ESP are separate systems. You have a bunch of things going on at the same time. You need something that reads MB specific codes, you won't get ABS or ESP error codes out of a regular OBDII...
11-11-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 192,549
Posted By cetialpha5

Usually a P0016 and a P0017 indicates the balance...

Usually a P0016 and a P0017 indicates the balance shaft. If you just bought it, see if you can take it back or get a warranty on it. Basically all 2006 are in the affected range, wasn't fixed til...
11-10-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By cetialpha5

And it must be some kind of EPA mandate or...

And it must be some kind of EPA mandate or something like that because several other car manufacturers do the same thing. A very common complaint since the 2014 model. Not even an option in Star. I...
11-07-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By cetialpha5

Any luck with the dealer? This site has those...

Any luck with the dealer? This site has those tires for $211 and free shipping. Got a set of Purecontacts from them, but in retrospect I probably should have used their prices to get the local tire...
11-04-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By cetialpha5

I guess it depends how much shipping is to your...

I guess it depends how much shipping is to your location. With OEdiscountparts, the shipping is free. You have to pay shipping at the other site so even if they're $16 cheaper, shipping is about $30...
11-04-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By cetialpha5

Not sure how they treat stuff like that. It...

Not sure how they treat stuff like that. It should be in the VMI, but then they'd have a record of who the owner was at the time. Also they'd probably test it to see if it's a bad battery. If it's...
11-03-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By cetialpha5

Well 60 pounds isn't exactly a ton. I believe the...

Well 60 pounds isn't exactly a ton. I believe the group 49 is also the H8 battery. I believe you're right about the V6 battery, used to an H6 battery. Not sure about that date code. I believe MB has...
11-03-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By cetialpha5

What's the mileage? If it's less than 150k and...

What's the mileage? If it's less than 150k and you have a Pzev (option code 917 using a vin decoder), it will be covered by the dealer as Pzev's have a 15 year/150k warranty on various emissions...
11-02-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By cetialpha5

Check your warranty booklet. Many items are...

Check your warranty booklet. Many items are covered under the 15/150k warranty if your car is a Pzev. Not all cars were Pzev. You'd have to run your car though a vin decoder to see if you have option...
Forum: W212 AMG
10-30-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By cetialpha5

Try this site, doesn't give you MSRP but it does...

Try this site, doesn't give you MSRP but it does list what the options and costs were for the year. Once you figure out what options you have, you can come up with a rough idea of what MSRP was. Just...
10-29-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By cetialpha5

Just leave the key in the car.

Just leave the key in the car.
10-23-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,436
Posted By cetialpha5

As Konigstiger mentioned, it's just an extended...

As Konigstiger mentioned, it's just an extended warranty. Do not contact your dealer as there's no recall. It's basically a 15 year extended warranty for non Pzev W211 cars with unlimited miles. Pzev...
10-23-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By cetialpha5

I believe for the newer engines with direct...

I believe for the newer engines with direct injection, you have to take off the intake manifold to get at the spark plugs. They went from a 90 degree V6 to a 60 degree V6 when they switched engines....
10-22-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By cetialpha5

I'm not sure what fluid your transmission takes....

I'm not sure what fluid your transmission takes. I believe the newer transmissions now take 236.15, previously it was 236.14. I think the cut over happened in 2011 so it's probably 236.15. In any...
10-20-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By cetialpha5

Very strange problem. You probably need a scanner...

Very strange problem. You probably need a scanner that does MB specific codes and not just a basic one that just does OBDII codes. You could probably just leave the cable plugged in, you don't want...
10-18-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,517
Posted By cetialpha5

What exactly are they doing when they refurbish...

What exactly are they doing when they refurbish them? I've had mine fixed, but they were $115 per wheel. Places that will redo the finish is another $100. So if they're doing both, that's probably...
10-18-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By cetialpha5

The balance shaft issue only affected the M272...

The balance shaft issue only affected the M272 engines. That's what we got in the US. Don't know about any issues with the M271. It probably still had SBC though so looking for 2007+ is probably...
10-16-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By cetialpha5

This is mostly a US centric crowd. We never got...

This is mostly a US centric crowd. We never got the E200 here. Started with the E350 in 2006. That was a horrible year as the M272 engines had a defect in the balance shaft that wasn't fixed til...
10-16-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, it's been covered lots of times. You're...

Yeah, it's been covered lots of times. You're basically looking for the B67876131 which is the bluetooth puck, that's the 3rd gen. The 2nd gen will also work and it's the silver one, the brown one is...
10-13-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By cetialpha5

Well with the wagon I don't think you'd have the...

Well with the wagon I don't think you'd have the broken trunk wiring. That was very common and an easy DIY, did it myself, found the broken wire and spliced it back together. I don't think the...
10-13-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By cetialpha5

I just get this kit whenever the idler goes....

I just get this kit whenever the idler goes. Seems like once one goes, the other ones aren't too far behind. About $122 at rockauto and that includes all the pulleys and belt. As you already have a...
10-12-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By cetialpha5

Use a Vin decoder like this one: ...

Use a Vin decoder like this one:

https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Mercedes-Benz

Once you have the paint code, you can look it up online and buy from any vendor. Also many auto paint vendors will...
10-07-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By cetialpha5

The first question is the car still there? It's...

The first question is the car still there? It's been on there for a while so sometimes I think dealers like to keep them on for marketing purposes and say the car just sold when you call about it....
09-27-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By cetialpha5

There are many websites where you can just drill...

There are many websites where you can just drill down to find the part. Normally MB just uses your VIN to make sure that you get the right part so they always ask for that at the parts counter. You...
09-25-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By cetialpha5

Doesn't really make much sense unless you know...

Doesn't really make much sense unless you know how to do it and have a place to store the parts. That's how junkyards make their money. The 2006 probably aren't worth much because of the known...
09-21-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By cetialpha5

If it meets spec, then it's fine to mix. That's...

If it meets spec, then it's fine to mix. That's the whole point of a spec.

Same deal with motor oil, I've had Castrol, Mobil 1, Pennzoil, whatever was cheaper and met spec.
09-18-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,517
Posted By cetialpha5

Some of the original replacement parts were also...

Some of the original replacement parts were also bad and there were reports of people having it done twice, but I think the last batch they had it figured out. But it's still 2k even from an online...
09-16-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,517
Posted By cetialpha5

They won't replace it under any ELW or CPO...

They won't replace it under any ELW or CPO warranty, they only did it when it was still in the original warranty period or if someone had just bought it as a CPO.

You can do a search of the old...
09-03-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By cetialpha5

It's possible it's also the gears. It used to be...

It's possible it's also the gears. It used to be a problem on the W211.
09-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah the 2012 had a 60 degree V6 making 302hp and...

Yeah the 2012 had a 60 degree V6 making 302hp and the older 2010 had the 90 degree V6 making 268hp. Basically the direct injection engine produced more power. I think plugs are at 60k so if you're...
09-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By cetialpha5

When was the last time you had it lubed? The...

When was the last time you had it lubed? The tracks need grease. Also you can check the track for any foreign objects. There were some leaves in mine once, got rid of them and it was fine afterwards....
08-15-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By cetialpha5

Lots of other possibilities too, steering angle...

Lots of other possibilities too, steering angle sensor, yaw sensor etc. For power loss, probably not those items, would probably need a more specific MB code.
08-15-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By cetialpha5

I guess they updated the software. For a moment...

I guess they updated the software. For a moment there I couldn't even find the post reply button, it was much easier when you could just reply on the bottom of the post. Sometimes things get better,...
08-15-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By cetialpha5

Take it to an MB dealer and get the car scanned....

Take it to an MB dealer and get the car scanned. They should be able to give you a specific MB code and you can go from there. Or did the mechanic scan it and come up with some codes? You can also...
08-13-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By cetialpha5

Well spark plugs are supposed to be at 100k so...

Well spark plugs are supposed to be at 100k so I'd change them if they haven't been changed. And at 132k that's probably pretty good if they're original O2 sensors, just do the 2 upstream ones.
08-13-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By cetialpha5

What's the mileage? For misfires I always think...

What's the mileage? For misfires I always think of plugs first before thinking of the coils. If you think it might be the coils, move them around and see if the misfire follows the coil. Not sure...
08-08-2017, 08:43 PM
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Views: 2,242
Posted By cetialpha5

If you don't want to spend thousands, you should...

If you don't want to spend thousands, you should save your money for things like SBC. Hope your radiator is ok and doesn't toast your transmission. The 2003 year was the worst and people have spent...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-07-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By cetialpha5

I believe the way you read the engine numbers is...

I believe the way you read the engine numbers is that it's the last set of digits after the 60. The 156 is the engine and the 983/985 is some variant of that engine/body. But it's the last 6 that's...
08-06-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By cetialpha5

The horizontal stitched fabric is MB-Tex which is...

The horizontal stitched fabric is MB-Tex which is a vinyl like leather, but not really leather. Synthetic leather or fake leather if you will. The vertical seats are real leather. I think you can...
08-04-2017, 06:31 PM
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Views: 2,918
Posted By cetialpha5

I think they would have been ok, but we're outta...

I think they would have been ok, but we're outta luck, ours are 24" and they only have the sizes mentioned. Either 21 or 28, nothing in between. I suppose you could try the 21" ones if you had to.
...
08-03-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, or they don't call them stealerships for...

Yeah, or they don't call them stealerships for nothing.
07-26-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By cetialpha5

Just go to your year and drill down. I guess the...

Just go to your year and drill down. I guess the link expired but it still shows up if you just drill down. It's listed under belt drive.

Amazon carries it, but it's $141.97. They're not always...
07-24-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By cetialpha5

Who knows what the dealer thinks. You just have...

Who knows what the dealer thinks. You just have to make an offer and see if they come down a lot or not. Maybe they think it has some value as the 2016's were the last of the 3.5L V6 engines. 2017...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-24-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, the knock off Star C3 or C4 systems start...

Yeah, the knock off Star C3 or C4 systems start at the $400-$500 range depending on what you get. The basics might just be the hardware without the laptop. They can go up to $700-$1000. The factory...
07-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,327
Posted By cetialpha5

Check some of the other threads in the European...

Check some of the other threads in the European delivery forum. I believe in the past discounts have ranged from 9-11%, but I think that depends on the model and the time of year. I think there's one...
07-18-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By cetialpha5

If you go to their web catalog, the only...

If you go to their web catalog, the only difference seems to depend on whether you have the coupe or sedan for the rears. For the fronts it all seems to be the same. There's different setups for the...
07-15-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By cetialpha5

To me, they were all horrible, but the later...

To me, they were all horrible, but the later years were probably slightly better than the earlier years. But they all had SBC and they all had airmatic which can be expensive to repair, have at least...
07-14-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,665
Posted By cetialpha5

Here's the completed one for $440. ...

Here's the completed one for $440.
...
07-14-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,665
Posted By cetialpha5

You just missed a new set that sold on eBay for...

You just missed a new set that sold on eBay for $440, they have some used sets at around $225, but some of it is faded and some have broken clips.
07-11-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By cetialpha5

You are probably way overdue. I did mine at 70k...

You are probably way overdue. I did mine at 70k and they had a little play in them.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5406027&cc=1440485&jsn=465

It's $120.79 and then if you use code...
07-11-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By cetialpha5

What kind of mileage do you have on the car? The...

What kind of mileage do you have on the car? The pulleys and tensioner are known to go. I picked up a kit on rockauto that included the pulleys, tensioner and belt for around $120. They were a little...
07-10-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By cetialpha5

They're using an old database. You could always...

They're using an old database. You could always pay $75 a year in the US for EPC-net access which will give you the current datacard. Also useful for looking up parts for you car which is why all MB...
07-02-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,171
Posted By cetialpha5

Check the wire again. I think when mine went it...

Check the wire again. I think when mine went it was one ground wire which affected several items, but maybe just the power wire went on yours. Much rarer is the motor going bad which doesn't sound...
07-01-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By cetialpha5

Do you have another key? Try that one. You could...

Do you have another key? Try that one. You could also try changing the batteries in the Fob, but I doubt that will help you as putting the key in the ignition doesn't involve the battery. Otherwise...
06-29-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
Posted By cetialpha5

Yeah, but what if you left a child sleeping on...

Yeah, but what if you left a child sleeping on the back seat who rolls onto the floor and then gets crushed when the seat moves back? Or left some stuff on the back seat that barely fit?

All the...
06-26-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,314
Posted By cetialpha5

Glad you're more informed. Most people don't seem...

Glad you're more informed. Most people don't seem to realize that all gas for a particular region comes from one source. When there's a tanker with 2 million gallons unloading gasoline, it basically...
06-23-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By cetialpha5

I think they covered it under the bumper to...

I think they covered it under the bumper to bumper warranty. I think if the dealer doesn't want to cover it, you have to call MB to make them cover it. It's considered cosmetic which the bumper to...
06-22-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By cetialpha5

Aside from the newer comand on the 2009, it's...

Aside from the newer comand on the 2009, it's pretty much the same as the 2007/2008. But they got rid of the headlamp washer button in 2008, it was there in 2007. As others mentioned airmatic is one...
06-21-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By cetialpha5

TSB and Wiring Diagrams

Found a site that lists TSBs and has wiring diagrams. Some of them are interesting.

http://bbbind.com/free_tsb.html
06-11-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cetialpha5

For warranty purposes, either it's a CPO warranty...

For warranty purposes, either it's a CPO warranty with unlimited miles or it's an ELW. They're two separate things. ELW you can only buy if it still has some of the original warranty and it's not a...
06-07-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By cetialpha5

I've done a few other things like replace the...

I've done a few other things like replace the rear shocks, the pulleys and tensioner. The two piece wood cover for the cup holders also wasn't working, but there's a video on how to fix the comand...
06-07-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By cetialpha5

I've always been able to get it from the dealer....

I've always been able to get it from the dealer. It's easy for them to print it out if you're sitting right there in front of them. You probably won't have any luck just calling them, they're not...
05-23-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,163
Posted By cetialpha5

Try updating the disc or I guess if you're in the...

Try updating the disc or I guess if you're in the middle of the ocean, maybe it's your antenna. I think if you search the forums you may find some threads about how people found the antenna for the...
05-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,550
Posted By cetialpha5

You have to say the key words. I did get mine...

You have to say the key words. I did get mine updated, but I told them I was having problems with bluetooth blanking out, keyless go not always responding etc. That's what they wrote up on the...
05-17-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By cetialpha5

It's basically all online. Either get a knockoff...

It's basically all online. Either get a knockoff DVD for about $10 from eBay search for WIS or get a subscription to star tekinfo and download as much of it as you can in 24 hours for $60. There are...
05-15-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By cetialpha5

I just put the Akebono on my sedan with the stock...

I just put the Akebono on my sedan with the stock rotors. I don't think Akebono makes rotors. They've been fine. Practically no brake dust, I don't even bother cleaning my wheels after going through...
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