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10-08-2016, 11:38 PM
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Posted By superpop

A 2013 S63 is a 60-70K car, think long and hard...

A 2013 S63 is a 60-70K car, think long and hard before spending this much money on a 4 year old car that has super high depreciation, high insurance costs and a very spendy warranty. A house on the...
10-08-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By DaveW68

The Fed actually has nothing to do with mortgage...

The Fed actually has nothing to do with mortgage rates. Mortgage rates follow the mortgage backed security coupons, which are traded on Wall St. Rates are also very sensitive to the region you live...
10-07-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By alx

You trade after the car breaks down and you...

You trade after the car breaks down and you thought "this problem was too much $$$ to repair".

In other words- when a vehicle stops delivering on the price/ satisfaction ratio- time for a change....
10-06-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,706
Posted By sloanbj

Do you have a mallet? Use it on your head for...

Do you have a mallet? Use it on your head for even considering purchasing this purchase. Unless you run your own repair shop, forget it. If you are in love with the car, offer them $7500. If it...
10-05-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,706
Posted By DaveW68

I would avoid that car like the plague if I were...

I would avoid that car like the plague if I were you. A 190k mile Benz is nothing like a 190k mile Honda. You could easily be looking at $20k+ in repairs in the next couple of years. IMO, an S550...
10-05-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,706
Posted By Mike5215

Exactly. The trap is when the $14,000 car needs a...

Exactly. The trap is when the $14,000 car needs a repair that's 50% of its value, does nothing to increase the value, but makes the car virtually worthless if the repair isn't completed.
09-29-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Well some guy Benz55'd my new C Class so now it's...

Well some guy Benz55'd my new C Class so now it's at the shop getting some serious ass-end surgery. But I do have a *****in' Lincoln MKZ rental car so I'm pretty much living the dream. Congrats on...
09-29-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By nycphotography

^ for that you'd have to go to the P&R forum.

^ for that you'd have to go to the P&R forum.
08-31-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By DaveW68

I like this Patrick Morgan guy. :D

I like this Patrick Morgan guy. :D
08-31-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By MBWorld Editor

Front page coverage

Figured the front page would want to follow along as well...
https://mbworld.org/articles/the-end-of-a-saga-the-diy-rebuild-on-a-wrecked-w221/
08-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jahquan3

He'll be alright especially if he truly did mean...

He'll be alright especially if he truly did mean the experience of it all was apart of the allure of tackling this job. Ultimately he admitted that 1k was a play on words and that he knew he needed...
08-22-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Sure. A kid who desperately wanted to join the...

Sure. A kid who desperately wanted to join the forum bought a salvage high mileage S550 with rear end damage for $10k, hoping to restore it for another $1k in parts and the liberal use of a rubber...
08-02-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Well I miss the little fella. He was a total...

Well I miss the little fella. He was a total bull-**** artist but he was OUR bull-**** artist.
07-19-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By jylee

Let them fix it. Are you going to tell the new...

Let them fix it. Are you going to tell the new buyer that the car was damaged??? Just be happy, don't lose sleep over a simple minor issue.
07-16-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By $100 GUY

By the way, been here in this w221 forums few...

By the way, been here in this w221 forums few times and it has been really funny, but now this thread? LOL Read all 93 pages of it. :rolf:


All in all, props to Mr mercedesbenzs55 for the way...
07-14-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By dlafever

I'd guess you would consider me the oddball of...

I'd guess you would consider me the oddball of the group as I do all my own work on my Mercedes. I've owned many Mercedes in the past 25 years and find them an amazing blend of technology and...
07-11-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,749
Posted By Mike5215

Does your dealer have a 221 S in his used car...

Does your dealer have a 221 S in his used car inventory with OEM wheels? If so, ask if they would be able to swap wheels for diagnostic purposes. 99% of vibration issues originate in the wheels....
07-11-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By sloanbj

Did anyone come look at it or are they just...

Did anyone come look at it or are they just emailing offers? If the latter, you can do much better with a live look see, cash in hand. Hold out for $17!
07-10-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Dauphinflyer

Congratulations on getting to the finish line!!...

Congratulations on getting to the finish line!! Well deserved.
07-08-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,919
Posted By DaveW68

If you're "smart" and go into the purchase with...

If you're "smart" and go into the purchase with common sense and your eyes wide open, you'll be rewarded with the experience of owning and driving one of the smoothest and most satisfying luxury cars...
07-08-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 31,028
Posted By Nuru

I dunno, having both sounds like a good idea...

I dunno, having both sounds like a good idea depending on how many beers you want to take with you . I think I have 10 or so bottles of water in the frigde right now and I have not tries to stuff any...
07-06-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By KNBS550

Glad you kept it. You put up a lot with this...

Glad you kept it. You put up a lot with this board to just let it go. This car's definitely for long trips. Just got back from Monterey over the holiday weekend. Rides like a champ.
07-03-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Nuru

Congrats that is a good looking unit

Congrats that is a good looking unit
07-02-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,919
Posted By Mike5215

That just means the 600 is planning something...

That just means the 600 is planning something spectacular ;)
06-30-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,919
Posted By Mike5215

^Yeah, and a transmission, rebuilt is $6k. At...

^Yeah, and a transmission, rebuilt is $6k. At least with the tranny you'd think if it were maintained you'd be safe. On mine, I did the first transmission service, the second and, right before CPO...
06-30-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,919
Posted By DerekJeter

I agree with that a German with 150k can be big...

I agree with that a German with 150k can be big trouble. I paid 14k for mine and the only reason why I considered this car is because it was always serviced at the dealership, even for oil changes. ...
06-29-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,919
Posted By Mike5215

If you Google "W221 reliability issues" you get...

If you Google "W221 reliability issues" you get slightly fewer hits than for "Free Porn".
06-29-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

No, his wife won't let him fire up the bong in...

No, his wife won't let him fire up the bong in the house anymore.
06-29-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By sloanbj

Great looking car and sure to impress friends and...

Great looking car and sure to impress friends and neighbors. Nothing says Class like a Cedes S!!
06-24-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Dude, try to stay on topic. I'd hate to see the...

Dude, try to stay on topic. I'd hate to see the thread start going askew with less than relevant posts.
06-23-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

What if Jesus came back as a wise and scrupulous...

What if Jesus came back as a wise and scrupulous mortgage lender? Just spit-balling here...
06-23-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jawilliams07

Man I must say its funny to see how this whole...

Man I must say its funny to see how this whole thread has gone. My wife said to me a while ago what are you doing on your phone? I said watching a show... She said I don't hear nothing, I replied...
06-23-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By DaveW68

I'm thoroughly amused that this has morphed into...

I'm thoroughly amused that this has morphed into a home-buying advice thread. But I'll throw my 2 cents into it and just let BenzS55 ignore it.

He could do an FHA loan with just 3.5% down. If he...
06-23-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Forget trying to time the market or predict the...

Forget trying to time the market or predict the cause and effect of an election on housing or gas prices, or really the effect of high gas prices on S Class sales at all. Buyers of these cars...
06-23-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By nycphotography

By "common sense" you of course mean "exactly...

By "common sense" you of course mean "exactly what I say because I say so". Nothing like a stuffed shirt to lead the way. At least until the sh*t hits the fan. It's obvious you're the first one to...
06-21-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Welwynnick

Who has cross-drilled brakes all round?

Bit of a ramble about brakes here.......

Here in the UK, my 2003 S600TT was factory fitted with the AMG 8-piston calipers and large brake rotors, like the V8 Kompressor cars have. The pedal is...
06-20-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By nycphotography

The problem with "not a great idea" is that it is...

The problem with "not a great idea" is that it is one of those value statements, you know an opinion, this is almost always expressed as if it were an absolute fact.

Maybe he knew he was willing...
06-20-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jahquan3

I don't know how anyone can say Benzs55 is not a...

I don't know how anyone can say Benzs55 is not a credit to this forum. There are several legit portions of this wonky thread that will be useful to members going forward. Regardless, on how he got to...
06-01-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jawilliams07

wow.... wow.... I was sitting at my daughters...

wow.... wow.... I was sitting at my daughters practice and saw this tread, I literally laughed out loud at some of posts cracking up, the rest of the time smiling looking at my phone while parents...
05-25-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Given the OP's judgment, impulsivity, and...

Given the OP's judgment, impulsivity, and inability to ascertain risk, there's a high statistical probability he'll predecease both Dave and myself. We're already working on the eulogy.

Now give...
05-25-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Yidney

My takeaways from this ridiculous 86-page thread:...

My takeaways from this ridiculous 86-page thread:

1. The OP, despite being moderately goofy, prevailed. PDR guys are miracle workers.

2. Mike and Dave need to seriously reevaluate how they...
05-25-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By compaddict

Good job man! Think of all the money and time...

Good job man!
Think of all the money and time you would have wasted if you did everything that was suggested. ****! You got a great looking wood steering wheel and a fridge for free!
Prolly even...
05-25-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By nycphotography

Don't forget, the frame is destroyed and it's...

Don't forget, the frame is destroyed and it's unsafe to drive with his family in it. :crazy:
05-25-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jahquan3

Not bad at all. You overcame and conquered. So...

Not bad at all. You overcame and conquered. So you're an example of putting in the effort and getting solid results.

My one questions would be what would you have done different if you had to do...
05-25-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By 1bad540

Looks pretty good to me. I say a job well done. ...

Looks pretty good to me. I say a job well done. Dave is Pming his 1st offer to buy the car!!
05-24-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By KNBS550

Looking forward to see the results. To think,...

Looking forward to see the results. To think, you were going to tie the bumper to a tree at one point. Glad that didn't happen. You didn't do it for $1,000 like originally planned, but I applaud...
05-24-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By kn51

Don't really have a horse in this race but you...

Don't really have a horse in this race but you saw it through to completion and this thread provided quite a bit of laughs. Somewhat at your expense, but hey, you're young and in 50 years who will...
05-24-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By George993

Certainly taking the car to a professional...

Certainly taking the car to a professional mechanic/dealer with the right tools and familiarity with this type of a car is the fastest, simplest and often even the least expensive way. But there are...
05-24-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By 1bad540

we all wanted to see someone mangle the quarter...

we all wanted to see someone mangle the quarter panels!! But considering looks good. Now im ocd and wont buy a car because it has a scratch so its def not for me. but for 10k what are u really buying...
05-23-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By MrRat

I would say that this was remarkably successful...

I would say that this was remarkably successful (even though it's not over) considering how it began.
So what did this thing cost overall.

$15108 - prior total from reconciliation above.
$350. ...
05-22-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mike5215

Enjoying the hell out of that little mofo! I sort...

Enjoying the hell out of that little mofo! I sort of had to S it up a bit though. My two complaints: harsh engine note, and excessive interior road noise relative to the S benchmark. (No complaint...
05-21-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,204
Posted By George993

hi, here is an update. I did change the top turbo...

hi, here is an update. I did change the top turbo seals myself, not very complicated but very time consuming. Requires removal of ignition cassettes and many other parts, project lasted several...
05-19-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mike5215

I know. Plus I never get to see my dealer's...

I know. Plus I never get to see my dealer's service department anymore. We were starting to grow really close.:(

#missmyserviceadvisor #nomorefreecoffee
05-19-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By 1bad540

Mikes just mad he has a c class now.

Mikes just mad he has a c class now.
05-19-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,747
Posted By alx

Ecu or crank position sensor harness are my...

Ecu or crank position sensor harness are my guesses
05-18-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mike5215

That's the sound of your car's heart breaking. ;)

That's the sound of your car's heart breaking. ;)
05-15-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

EXT. S600 - NIGHT Cruising. Traffic is...

EXT. S600 - NIGHT

Cruising. Traffic is light.
An INCOMING CALL. The display reads "WALTER T."

MIKE
It's our favorite scene tech. What's up Wally?

WALLY
(OS, FILTERED)
05-15-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

FUNERAL PARLOR SCENE TAKE 2: EXT. FUNERAL...

FUNERAL PARLOR SCENE TAKE 2:

EXT. FUNERAL HOME -DAY

A service in progress. A non-descript Acura TL pulls up to the porticochere.

INT. FUNERAL HOME RECEPTION - DAY

As BENZ55 enters. Dark...
05-15-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Dramatic tension my friend. It's what keeps the...

Dramatic tension my friend. It's what keeps the pages turning. I need to cut away to the B plot-line now to milk it.

EXT. FUNERAL HOME -DAY

A service in progress. A non-descript Acura TL pulls...
05-15-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY Aerial tracking shot. The...

EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY

Aerial tracking shot. The S600, hidden lights flashing red and blue through the grill slats, glides effortlessly in the fast lane as lesser cars scurry out of its way.

INT....
05-15-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

INT. ALX OFFICE - DAY Mike and Dave, ALX and...

INT. ALX OFFICE - DAY

Mike and Dave, ALX and a TALL MAN IN A DARK SUIT. This is NYPHOTOGUY.

ALX
Tell me right now you two dick-heads aren't still working The Russian case!

MIKE
We caught...
05-15-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Dude this is Hollywood. Bet your ass I wrote us...

Dude this is Hollywood. Bet your ass I wrote us in...

EXT. SALVAGE YARD - DAY

A GRUBBY TRAVEL TRAILER serves as an office. It has seen better days. A big BASSET HOUND sleeps sprawled out at the...
05-15-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

DUMB & DUMBERER An Original Screenplay By ...

DUMB & DUMBERER
An Original Screenplay
By
Mike & Dave

Based on a thread by Benz55

FADE IN:

EXT. SALVAGE YARD - DAY
05-13-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

You realize this makes us Biff Tanner right?

You realize this makes us Biff Tanner right?
05-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

In that sense, Benz55 is like Marty McFly. Other...

In that sense, Benz55 is like Marty McFly. Other than the fact Benz55 didn't use time travel as a way to go back and bone his mom when she was a teenager.
05-13-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

He didn't start out homeless. A couple of years...

He didn't start out homeless. A couple of years ago he bought a wrecked S Class and things just snowballed. Benz55 is ahead in the process since he's already got the red shoes. All he needs now are...
05-12-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mike5215

Above all, and I think this is so obvious it's...

Above all, and I think this is so obvious it's redundant to even mention, is that we're here to help.
05-11-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By DaveW68

It's not like you posted a video or audio of the...

It's not like you posted a video or audio of the noise. I think the helpful members here figured it out for you with nothing to really work with. You shouldn't just dismiss the excellent advice and...
05-11-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By 1bad540

I think he met up with whats this cord in my...

I think he met up with whats this cord in my trunk guy, and they both vanished!!
05-11-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By gcwill3

Ok. Lol! I didn't know I was dealing with...

Ok. Lol! I didn't know I was dealing with teenagers! I'm out.
05-10-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By T.H.Carrera

Looks like he traded it in for a new Hyundai...

Looks like he traded it in for a new Hyundai Elantra.

MSRP was 16k. He traded in the S + payed 15.5k out of pocket. Dealership then proceeded to remove the steering wheel and Fridge and sent...
05-10-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

For what I paid for my C Class I could have...

For what I paid for my C Class I could have gotten six wrecked S Class. Dang it!
05-10-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By compaddict

And at least it's not a C or E class.

And at least it's not a C or E class.
05-08-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Mike5215

Sort of. For me it was with p***y. But I get the...

Sort of. For me it was with p***y. But I get the general gist of what you're saying. Dave was pretty blasé about his 221 until he got his first set of Cooper Zeon tires. Now he sleeps next to his...
05-07-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mike5215

I know! In key and everything.

I know! In key and everything.
05-01-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By konigstiger

Yes, you can view marketing brochures here...

Yes, you can view marketing brochures here http://www.auto-brochures.com/mercedes_benz.html
05-01-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By doni01

Maybe that's what you should have bought then ??

Maybe that's what you should have bought then ??
04-27-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,876
Posted By MB Marko

oh God another thread like this, you know what...

oh God another thread like this, you know what time it is fellas.

http://i65.tinypic.com/33wmpg8.jpg
04-27-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,876
Posted By cmriv

You do you man. If you wanna fix it, do so. Don't...

You do you man. If you wanna fix it, do so. Don't let other opinions sway you, which clearly you haven't. Most if not all the components you just stated are probably aluminum is my guess. I'm no...
04-20-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,299
Posted By jerome8283

Ouch!

A semi in Kentucky rolled over. :eek:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x600/80-semi_rollover_21_d2b027b9597296d838516e213a05c31ba538655a.jpg
04-20-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By lika1

As promised.....

As promised.....
04-19-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By lika1

I did it!!

I found the parts online and paid a whopping $36 for everything. The shipping is what brought the price up; it was $13.95, the parts were ~$19 plus tax!! Anyways, the holes are under the liner, you...
04-17-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,309
Posted By superpop

No, blue fluid gets changed/flushed at 80K and...

No, blue fluid gets changed/flushed at 80K and red at 40K. Depends on the vintage if transmission.
04-15-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Yeah, what the heck is the matter with you snobby...

Yeah, what the heck is the matter with you snobby S Class a-holes anyways? You think you're "better" than us just because you make more money, live more interesting lives and have hotter wives?
...
04-14-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By MrRat

This is in the service campaign thread that is...

This is in the service campaign thread that is stickied, it's worthwhile to read through it.

P-B-91.40/185 JAN09 221.171/176/177/179/186 up to VIN A199347 seatbelt height adjustment is...
04-13-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By shooffnyc

Wow. Just spent the last 40 minutes trying to...

Wow. Just spent the last 40 minutes trying to cover this thread. It was a handful. I still ask myself WHY are we all glued to this type of thread? What is that factor that keeps us glued?

Are most...
04-13-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By DaveW68

See post #4. It comes directly out of the 2007...

See post #4. It comes directly out of the 2007 owners manual.
04-13-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Drives550

From my bit of research in the past, for whatever...

From my bit of research in the past, for whatever reason I came to the conclusion that the GL seemed more trouble prone than the S. But, I was looking a few years ago, so that may or may not be the...
04-12-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By goosesedan

So you guys are actually getting angry and...

So you guys are actually getting angry and irritated at the OP? :confused: This is just comedy to me....... nothing in this thread at least for the last 60 pages screams "seriousness". So guys just...
04-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Drives550

Good on you, man. Thank you. Not talking...

Good on you, man. Thank you.

Not talking about you, but I grew up without money. When the man's handing out bread and leaves a loaf on the table, you take it. I get it.

But when you find...
04-11-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Drives550

I've been on benz55 team for most of this. What's...

I've been on benz55 team for most of this. What's done with his finances and the value to him of his decisions is largely personal, a subject on which reasonably minds under the umbrella of our...
04-11-2016, 07:46 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

no, Nappa leather SA code was 840A I believe. ...

no, Nappa leather SA code was 840A I believe.

couple more documents from WIS. They include panel gaps which should be followed, unless you want the end result to look like a rebuilt POS Civic.
04-10-2016, 01:06 PM
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Posted By prettyslowkay

Subscribed!

Subscribed!
04-07-2016, 11:25 PM
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Posted By MonroeHandyMan

Did you do a search on here about this before...

Did you do a search on here about this before posting? I had this problem with my car and posted about it. All's you have to do is buy a good leather conditioner spray. I used McGuires, spray the...
04-07-2016, 12:06 AM
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Posted By xpl0sive

it breaks down carbon deposits on top of the...

it breaks down carbon deposits on top of the pistons.



https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1024x768/80-vx_engine_tear_down_42_aa7c3b3898509ce9cac901072da155c8f78fc318.jpg
04-06-2016, 09:31 AM
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Posted By SteveE400

Well, then, you could just get a long bungee cord...

Well, then, you could just get a long bungee cord and hook it from the trunk lip near the backlight (rear window) all the way down to the bottom of the bumper. Then opening and closing the trunk...
04-05-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By IggyBarnes

Great looking S550. From the looks of the two...

Great looking S550. From the looks of the two stickers in the front wind shield, it looks like it was registered in NY? if it was, I'd surmised that the damages were the result of a bad parking job...
04-04-2016, 11:31 PM
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Posted By just1time

You buy it before asking if its safe to use on...

You buy it before asking if its safe to use on the car? lol
The past few weeks on here has been really lively in the w221 forum cause of you...lol

The S class is very sensitive lady. Tiny...
04-04-2016, 10:07 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

here are some pics I took when I fixed mine. As...

here are some pics I took when I fixed mine. As you can see I used Sea Foam as a cleaner to get everything fresh again. Seems to work so far

...
04-04-2016, 09:58 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

well he's made almost as many posts in 4-5 months...

well he's made almost as many posts in 4-5 months as I have in 8 years. He deserves a medal
04-02-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By S550GranitState

Nice buy brother!

I got my s550 for 23K. Seems like u got a great car for a good deal. Stay in touch cause I just got mine and am lookin to spice it up! We got twins!
04-02-2016, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Nuru

Seems for the 2010+, the developer feature cannot...

Seems for the 2010+, the developer feature cannot turn on all options in some without the MB computers. Also if one inadvertently tries to and establishes communicate/communication with the MB...
04-02-2016, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Mike5215

Go behind the seat and look at the tracks. There...

Go behind the seat and look at the tracks. There are two piece plastic covers on the seat at the back over each track. The squeaking is likely between the two pieces. I got some adhesive foam tape...
04-01-2016, 02:57 PM
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Posted By amgm5s8

If I were in your position...

I would do it.

Your young, single and only live once

You make decent money and it's only $24k.

Everyone should own a V12 in there lifetime.
03-31-2016, 08:20 PM
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Posted By KNBS550

Just do this...drive your Acura TL to MB of...

Just do this...drive your Acura TL to MB of Portland. Have the VIN number and find a service advisor. Tell him/her you are looking to buy the vehicle and want to check the service history with MB...
03-31-2016, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Abrown3mtg

Along with that breakdown is the TCU/ECU reset to...

Along with that breakdown is the TCU/ECU reset to wipe out the "memory" of driving habits and styles the same on the 221 as my car?

1.) Get into the car
2.) pull off the keyless go button,...
03-30-2016, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Abrown3mtg

The transmission will start in 2nd gear from a...

The transmission will start in 2nd gear from a dead stop vs first. it adapts to driving style. You can do a transmission control unit reset (do a search on the forum, typically it is hold the gas...
03-30-2016, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

Well he owns that MB shop so I'd be reasonably...

Well he owns that MB shop so I'd be reasonably confident. Even in the 222 it's the quarters that would be aluminum and the inner trunk structure including the rear panel would be steel, but yeah...
03-30-2016, 05:54 PM
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Posted By MrRat

I would think the first body guy you contacted...

I would think the first body guy you contacted could secure the car to the frame puller, and come up with some plate steel about the width of the back panel, bent at a 90 degree angle, wide enough so...
03-30-2016, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

Ok I got some clarification from Brad. The 222...

Ok I got some clarification from Brad. The 222 has aluminum sheet metal and steel unibody structure. The 221 is all steel unibody and exterior sheet metal except the front hood and fenders (which...
03-30-2016, 09:55 AM
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Posted By DaveW68

Every single time I've strayed away from OEM...

Every single time I've strayed away from OEM plugs in any car, it has run like sh*t and I end up buying the mfr specified ones. These, and almost all cars are engineered to run on a very specific...
03-30-2016, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Quadcammer

Your plugs are worn, but fine. The oily looking...

Your plugs are worn, but fine. The oily looking residue is no biggy, it's not indicative of a valve seal leak or anything else.

Don't use that stupid coin gapped again. Feeler gauges to do it...
03-30-2016, 01:05 AM
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Posted By kn51

You really have to walk into these cars with eyes...

You really have to walk into these cars with eyes wide open.

Either have deep pockets and/or procure an exclusionary warranty. I wouldn't have bought mine if I couldn't get a warranty. Those...
03-30-2016, 12:46 AM
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Posted By MrRat

It's a really stupid purchase, big, heavy, fast,...

It's a really stupid purchase, big, heavy, fast, nice. You should be engaging in financial foreplay. Start more modestly and build up to more expensive exotic expenditures. Save and invest for the...
03-29-2016, 11:53 PM
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Posted By nycphotography

For the record, there are multiple ways (Stanford...

For the record, there are multiple ways (Stanford Binet is just one method) you can get a pretty good idea how much smarter or dumber you are... at least within certain contexts.

Of course smarter...
03-29-2016, 05:13 PM
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Posted By KNBS550

Uhh, no. The plugs look awful. You should go...

Uhh, no. The plugs look awful. You should go buy a total of 8 while you're getting the one plug for #1.
03-29-2016, 03:37 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

Here are the codes my car was showing on my cheap...

Here are the codes my car was showing on my cheap wireless OBD scanner before I bought it. I only scanned with with that scanner at the time because I didn't have my STAR system with me.
...
03-29-2016, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Quadcammer

those plugs look like trash. Ohming wires? ...

those plugs look like trash.

Ohming wires? What wires? Its a coil on plug arrangement.

there is so much bad info in this thread its painful.
03-29-2016, 11:54 AM
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Posted By RichM

Interesting. Try scrolling to the P0300 errors...

Interesting. Try scrolling to the P0300 errors and erase one at a time. Also, before you buy coils, have you ohm'ed out your wires? Can't put my fingers on the values, but you can always go to the...
03-28-2016, 06:13 PM
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Posted By KNBS550

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't remember the...

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't remember the puddle lights working if you just grab the handles to lock and unlock via keyless go. I recall it working only when I used the key to unlock and lock the...
03-28-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By konigstiger

Module (N82/1) is located behind partition wall...

Module (N82/1) is located behind partition wall between passenger compartment and trunk (N82/1F1 = Pyrofuse) covered by factory warranty.
03-28-2016, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

Even at $150, or around an hour and half labor,...

Even at $150, or around an hour and half labor, it's a bargain. Hell, it's a necessity at least one time to get the old codes cleared and establish a baseline. Nothing having to do with an S is or...
03-28-2016, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jahquan3

You're doing a solid job based on what you have...

You're doing a solid job based on what you have to work with Benzs55. Keep it up:)

To add IMO if you have a scanner the stealership can be a rip off. I've at least two times known what my issue...
03-27-2016, 06:10 PM
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Posted By KNBS550

I know you meant TORX bit for the two screws...

I know you meant TORX bit for the two screws behind the wheel.

You don't need a steering wheel puller. Just use a hex bit connected to a wrench and a breaker bar or pipe. Push your knee against...
03-27-2016, 04:34 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

lol OP's knowledge has no bounds. Torque is...

lol OP's knowledge has no bounds. Torque is measured in Ft/lb or Nm, not PSI. Also, the wheel bolts do not require a "thin deep reaching torx". All you need is a 19mm socket.

How did the steering...
03-27-2016, 10:14 AM
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Posted By just1time

Damn...this thing has turned to a HBO special....

Damn...this thing has turned to a HBO special. All parties need to just take a few steps back before this things escalates beyond control. The OP has started making progress.
He is clearly a risk...
03-26-2016, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Awrryan

It strikes me that the people who are annoyed are...

It strikes me that the people who are annoyed are the people whose advice is being ignored. I'm specifically referring to Mike and Dave who shift from condescending and insulting to a mild attempt to...
03-26-2016, 08:49 AM
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Posted By RichM

http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01/mercedes-benz...

http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01/mercedes-benz-s-class-sales-figures.html
03-25-2016, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Drives550

Keep on keepin on. The kid's making...

Keep on keepin on.

The kid's making progress. I dare say he's having fun. Got a whole gang of people to communicate with that share a similar interest. I think he's winning, all-In. Certainly...
03-25-2016, 05:12 PM
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Posted By superpop

Like my mamma used to say, if you can't say...

Like my mamma used to say, if you can't say anything nice, don't say nuthin.
03-25-2016, 08:33 AM
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Posted By nycphotography

Listen! DO NOT touch the flash / ecu, DO NOT...

Listen!

DO NOT touch the flash / ecu, DO NOT touch the tranny, until everything else is fixed.

Seriously, why touch anything that could turn into another problem?
03-24-2016, 09:37 PM
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Posted By superpop

Hope the new alternator fixes the issues. You...

Hope the new alternator fixes the issues. You may also want to poke around and make sure you have no shorts, particularly in the rear where the body is damaged. A dead short to ground can fry an...
03-24-2016, 12:47 PM
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Posted By mkaresh

39 is the calculated reliability stat, not the...

39 is the calculated reliability stat, not the sample size. The sample size is between 10 and 15, probably towards the low end of even that range. It is difficult to get enough data for large luxury...
03-24-2016, 08:46 AM
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Posted By 1bad540

Think I have fr and rear oem benz pads that...

Think I have fr and rear oem benz pads that dealer put in when I bought mine cpo.I took them out at 1k miles. If they can help you let me know.
03-24-2016, 12:49 AM
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Posted By just1time

Didn't know your project was our...

Didn't know your project was our responsibility...am about renovate my cottage top to bottom, want to donate? lol

come to think of it, i do have some w221 parts that i took off when i did my...
03-23-2016, 07:41 PM
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Posted By compaddict

I don't know.. If the ALT is bad he is on the way...

I don't know.. If the ALT is bad he is on the way without any loss or badly missed steps.
03-23-2016, 10:52 AM
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Posted By MrRat

A bad AGM battery will discharge in less than a...

A bad AGM battery will discharge in less than a minute. Ask me how I know :). I've experienced this same situation with a nearly new AGM battery, the hallmark of a defective AGM is the quick...
03-22-2016, 09:25 PM
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Posted By DATURK

I'm confident you'll get your car's problems...

I'm confident you'll get your car's problems resolved and get in good working order....it may not be $1000.00 budget you set but I believe you'll get it done.
03-22-2016, 01:29 PM
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Posted By MonroeHandyMan

I just spent a while catching up on this thread....

I just spent a while catching up on this thread. I don't even know what to say... But I really want you to see this through. I hope you get this done properly. From an outsider looking in...Get...
03-22-2016, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Abrown3mtg

Google "mercedes mechanic portland". Pick up your...

Google "mercedes mechanic portland". Pick up your phone. Call around and ask if any of them have a mercedes star/das diagnostic computer. Ask what a scan would cost. You can find one and not pay...
03-20-2016, 06:59 PM
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Posted By DBOC205

The only thing that's unclear in my mind, from...

The only thing that's unclear in my mind, from your description, was how the back of the car was going to be murdered. Like this? .. ...
03-20-2016, 03:44 PM
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Posted By sammyfabio

Hey man, great thread, I've spend the last hour...

Hey man, great thread, I've spend the last hour reading this and its very exciting, well my friend had the same problem as yours last week and it turned out that the Alternator was having some...
03-19-2016, 11:03 PM
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Posted By marcmayer

There is very little that can go wrong inside an...

There is very little that can go wrong inside an alternator:

1. Bearings - if it spins freely/quietly not an issue;
2. Diodes - convert alternators AC output to DC;
3. Brushes - pick up voltage...
03-19-2016, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Zand3rs

uhm ok.

uhm ok.
03-19-2016, 08:12 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

when you do eventually get to the body work, you...

when you do eventually get to the body work, you and Vlad may want to see what an uncrumpled rear end looks like. Here's some photos for you for reference...

http://i67.tinypic.com/oa2fbm.jpg
...
03-19-2016, 02:42 PM
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Posted By KitMaddox

Always have that Narcan handy 😝 Saves lives!

Always have that Narcan handy 😝 Saves lives!
03-19-2016, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Guberot

When the car is running and The battery icon...

When the car is running and The battery icon light is on, indicate the regulator/charging system on the alternator is malfunctioning. I would replace the alternator. Unless you know the the belt is...
03-19-2016, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Dauphinflyer

Mate, after reading this thread I am amazed how...

Mate, after reading this thread I am amazed how people are talking down the S-Class. Here in Europe a 9 year old S-class is no age and 80.000miles is no mileage. I can't see why this car can't be...
03-18-2016, 03:55 PM
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Posted By goosesedan

Benz55, i think you should at least pay the money...

Benz55, i think you should at least pay the money to get it checked out, then that would give you a good idea of what you need to get fixed, then you can venture into fixing it yourself. But first...
03-18-2016, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Quadcammer

mother of god, what is up with those voltages. ...

mother of god, what is up with those voltages.

A battery at 10.x volts is absolutely dead.

Didn't you just buy this?

Also, if your voltage drops when its running, you likely have an...
03-18-2016, 01:41 PM
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Posted By alx

Front battery drives abs (initialization) and...

Front battery drives abs (initialization) and engine. Insufficient capacity will result in "engine will shut off in x minutes" messages, esp / abs errors and general issues.
03-18-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By alx

At rest with accessories running you should be at...

At rest with accessories running you should be at 12.x Volts. Engine running you should be at 14.3-14.7 Volts. Your battery or charging system is suspect.
03-18-2016, 11:03 AM
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Posted By alx

this. your battery is either unndercharged, has...

this. your battery is either unndercharged, has the wrong capacity or the charging system has issues.
03-18-2016, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Quadcammer

Ok, there is too much BS floating around in here....

Ok, there is too much BS floating around in here.

please list, in bullet form, your issues.

ABS light. Check your brake fluid levels. May also want to bleed to brakes to ensure there is no...
03-17-2016, 06:32 PM
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Posted By bigkev21

Hold your ground. I'm only 37, but I worked...

Hold your ground. I'm only 37, but I worked 80-100 hour weeks and bust my butt for everything we have. My kids are 13, 7, and 4 and I started teaching them about hard work and money at an early...
03-17-2016, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Quadcammer

go back home. drain it normally just like...

go back home.

drain it normally just like any other car.

don't over complicate your life.
03-17-2016, 02:22 PM
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Posted By xpl0sive

found another supplier, they seem to get good...

found another supplier, they seem to get good reviews. Great deal if everything works as it should... $759 with a tablet
...
03-17-2016, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

He has as much as an idea as he does about how...

He has as much as an idea as he does about how collision damage works. But, what he lacks in knowledge, experience and expertise he makes up for with blind, rabid enthusiasm, which is pretty much the...
03-17-2016, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Abrown3mtg

See if you can find an Independent mechanic in...

See if you can find an Independent mechanic in your area that has a STAR (mercedes specific) diagnostic computer. inquire how much an oil change is.... ask if you bring your car in for an oil change...
03-16-2016, 02:21 PM
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Posted By nycphotography

I like how after busting your chops for a while,...

I like how after busting your chops for a while, both Mike and Dave are coming through with help. :y

And here's a thumbs up to you for letting it roll off. :y

For god's sake, make sure the...
03-16-2016, 01:54 PM
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Posted By drefanzor

:report: Okay, so I have been a member of this...

:report: Okay, so I have been a member of this forum for a pretty long time, and this may or may not be my first post :confused:. I honestly can't remember. Either way, I've been subscribed to this...
03-16-2016, 10:35 AM
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Posted By DaveW68

His aux battery is kaput and needs to be...

His aux battery is kaput and needs to be replaced. The red battery light will only come on and stay on if the battery is no longer able to hold a charge. It is likely the original at at least 9 years...
03-16-2016, 01:56 AM
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Posted By DaveW68

H8 AGM. I don't think Walmart has AGM batteries,...

H8 AGM. I don't think Walmart has AGM batteries, but Auto Zone and other auto parts stores carry them. I just replaced mine and it was $188 including tax.
03-15-2016, 01:06 PM
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Views: 8,551
Posted By Keadog

Interesting. Most P car people I know don't ever...

Interesting. Most P car people I know don't ever go more than 5K/or year between changes (I did 3K/6months but I drive less now so I do yearly on the Boxster). Do you feel a 10K interval is really OK...
03-14-2016, 08:14 PM
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Views: 1,988
Posted By Mike5215

If you want to understand how Germany lost WWII...

If you want to understand how Germany lost WWII in the simplest terms, when it came to tanks, planes, boats and subs, Germany was able to build a relatively low number of very costly, very...
03-13-2016, 11:33 PM
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Posted By boltonblue

Well, you're famous enough to have made it onto...

Well, you're famous enough to have made it onto http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1102801_nightmare-project-tough-decisions-and-more-this-week-on-the-forums

geesh it took a long time to catch up...
03-13-2016, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

Yeah, by the numbers those quarters both need to...

Yeah, by the numbers those quarters both need to be replaced. The general rule is anything over 33% of the panel's surface area would call for replacement.

The problem is, once they've hand...
03-13-2016, 12:56 PM
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Posted By teksurv

Thank you for this thread, it has been an...

Thank you for this thread, it has been an entertaining read, I follow it daily. None of us have any skin in this game, but many have given very good advice. Since you mentioned this may become a...
03-13-2016, 12:31 AM
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Views: 31,028
Posted By Nuru

The only part I searched for used, was the...

The only part I searched for used, was the Fridge, everything else was new.
03-12-2016, 08:34 PM
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Views: 31,028
Posted By DaveW68

You have bigger fish to fry. I'd stop buying...

You have bigger fish to fry. I'd stop buying needless crap and concentrate on making your wreck road worthy before worrying about the expensive crap that doesn't matter. The fridge project is super...
03-12-2016, 05:27 PM
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Posted By 1bad540

Guys Ive seen some ****ty work on lots of cars...

Guys Ive seen some ****ty work on lots of cars for sale and plenty of people drive around w bad body work. Its a 10k car lets noty get all crazy about benz doing the work. Lets see the results.
03-11-2016, 03:10 PM
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Posted By compaddict

Money sent. Spend it wisely.

Money sent. Spend it wisely.
03-11-2016, 03:04 PM
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Posted By MrRat

Don't get discouraged. Mike is just pointing out...

Don't get discouraged. Mike is just pointing out the nuttiness in buying a salvaged S550 from across the country, sight unseen, by just looking at a few pictures and getting an impression that it's...
03-11-2016, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Mike5215

If anyone is timing the market and wants to know...

If anyone is timing the market and wants to know when the absolute bottom is, just wait until I sell. That's historically the true bottom.

The thread has evolved into three camps. The Naysayers,...
03-10-2016, 04:43 PM
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Posted By konigstiger

Follow location in pictures previously posted....

Follow location in pictures previously posted. Mounts on trunk lid panel using treenail part #6399980185 (220 in diagram), and screw 4.2x25 # 000000000525 (210). Treenail pictured here:...
03-09-2016, 07:17 PM
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Posted By RichM

This is correct. You need to provide proof of...

This is correct. You need to provide proof of ownership and VIN# to order the key. You need to find out if you are required to bring the car in when you pick up the key. MBUSA has been requiring...
03-09-2016, 07:09 PM
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Posted By RCPDesigns

When the pull is complete you'll know. It is...

When the pull is complete you'll know. It is possible that little work is left on the panels. If the metal has not stretched much and the pull is done in the right amount in the right direction,...
03-09-2016, 05:38 PM
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Posted By fastlife23

I love this thread especially because mike is...

I love this thread especially because mike is probably squirming over not being entirely right and is now grasping at straws to save his over inflated ego of being the ultimate know it all. You're...
03-09-2016, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Drives550

I had a 2000 740iL that cost me about 17k in 2...

I had a 2000 740iL that cost me about 17k in 2 years, not including the price of the car. That was stupid. But it all worked out and I'm doin all right.

Some of the chatter around here, you'd...
03-09-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By RCPDesigns

You gotta listen to Mike. I restore cars and I'm...

You gotta listen to Mike. I restore cars and I'm pretty good with bodywork. I've got a collection of a dozen hammers and twice that number of dollies. It took me at least a year just to get the...
03-09-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By konigstiger

2218101214 $30 give or take from dealer, about...

2218101214 $30 give or take from dealer, about half as much online.
03-09-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Surprisingly yes. (Well, "yes" but forget the...

Surprisingly yes. (Well, "yes" but forget the $1,000 budget...which I think is already gone). What Brad said (and he showed me a C Class that had the same hit but that was torn down and had been...
03-09-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By Mike5215

Ok well some good news. I stopped by my buddy...

Ok well some good news. I stopped by my buddy Brad's shop (MB certified collision center) and showed him the first pics. He says the structural damage is likely limited to the rear body panel and...
03-09-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By beboy

guys give him a break, whats the point of all the...

guys give him a break, whats the point of all the (-) talk? it was his call, his money, and if he made a mistake, lets support him to fix it with whatever knowledge we have in a (+) tone; decision...
03-08-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By jesydney

I read with interest tho not laughing, the pages...

I read with interest tho not laughing, the pages before op took of the rears. Had my fair share of ridicule through life.

:word:I did not expect sooo much "tall poppy syndrome" stateside. My...
03-08-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By MBWorld Editor

Front page coverage

Here's another front page update on the saga...

https://mbworld.org/articles/buying-a-wrecked-w221-update-more-pictures-video-and-damage
03-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By xpl0sive

I figured out how to turn on the sound, if anyone...

I figured out how to turn on the sound, if anyone is interested. You need DAS to do it. Go into the Rear SAM module, change the National Version to USA or Netherlands (with buzzer) USA version will...
03-07-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 204,825
Posted By MBWorld Editor

Front page news!

A noble effort. Thought the front page crowd would want to follow along too...
https://mbworld.org/articles/buying-a-wrecked-221-and-fixing-it-on-a-budget/
03-05-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By bigkev21

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-05-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By DaveW68

My 2007 S600, with a build date of 1-06 has the...

My 2007 S600, with a build date of 1-06 has the umbrella holder on the trunk lid.

...
03-05-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By konigstiger

Part # 2218101214

Part # 2218101214
03-03-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By hyperion667

haha, and the thanks can be revoked? I...

haha, and the thanks can be revoked?


I unthank you Sir!
03-03-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Mike5215

On this particular forum an F-You feature would...

On this particular forum an F-You feature would get a lot more use.
03-03-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By speedlimit

New 'Thank You' feature is live!

Hi everyone!

This feature allows members to leave a Thank You for helpful comments. Look for the Blue 'Thank You' button on the lower right of every post except you own. Thanks!

Bob
10-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,310
Posted By Mike5215

Let's presume for a moment you play a round of...

Let's presume for a moment you play a round of golf at a country club you just joined. After your game, you're in the locker room and several other guys are hanging out, shooting the breeze about...
10-11-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,310
Posted By Mike5215

If you re-read the first post, the point was to...

If you re-read the first post, the point was to explain my sudden absence from the forum, and to apologize to two forum members with whom I had a disagreement before I'd gone in for the procedure....
10-09-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,310
Posted By DaveW68

Why don't we have a "like" button in this...

Why don't we have a "like" button in this forum?
04-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,309
Posted By khtruong0615

4Matic front differential oil change

I just changed fluid in my front differential without removing the shaft nor other parts. It is time consumed and a little messy but if you have a small pump and wear gloves then it is very quick and...
03-04-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By alx

Somehow you lost your scn coding for your...

Somehow you lost your scn coding for your conductor plate or you managed to burn your conductor plate altogether.. Either way it is not recognizable. The dealer can try recoding it (you need scn...
02-24-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,182
Posted By tallermanberry

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE BUMPER!!!! To change...

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE BUMPER!!!!

To change the bulb on the drivers side, you can just slide your hand down and change it, I am over 6 foot tall and I have big hands, and yes it is tricky but can be...
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