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Forum: W211 AMG
06-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,542
Posted By bbirdwell

There is more to the post. I know because I...

There is more to the post. I know because I posted it. Having said that, DO NOT reset the counter! I guarantee if I were purchasing your car and I had the least suspicion you reset the counter, I...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By bbirdwell

Camber bolt installation on a W211. ...

Camber bolt installation on a W211.
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/697901-eccentric-bolt-question-torque-strut-replacement.html#post7514643

You can get approximately 2/3rd's of a degree...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By bbirdwell

Calibrate the front suspension. Heck, calibrate...

Calibrate the front suspension. Heck, calibrate the rear suspension while you are at it. 30 minutes prep if you have floor tiles on hand, add 60 minutes to calibrate. You'll need an inclinometer app...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By bbirdwell

Pinout for my 2005 SBC. ...

Pinout for my 2005 SBC.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/801x605/w211_e55_sbc_pinout_8dcc657880e11050c6da27914bcdaad448a06e2e.jpg
06-06-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By bbirdwell

Sounds like you are on the right track. The...

Sounds like you are on the right track. The driver's side seat control module N32/1 connects to the CAN bus connector X30/7 on the driver's side under the door sill. The passenger seat control module...
05-24-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By bbirdwell

Schematics for a CLS500/550 indicate fuses 50...

Schematics for a CLS500/550 indicate fuses 50 (5A) and 55 (7.5A) in the driver's side front SAM power the emergency call system controller which is listed as module N123/4.

F55 has notes "for...
05-19-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By bbirdwell

I cannot see the compressor doing this; this is a...

I cannot see the compressor doing this; this is a sensor or control unit issue. Let me think on this one a bit. Anyone else with ideas is free to chime in...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,348
Posted By bbirdwell

Somebody needs a hug.

Somebody needs a hug.
05-03-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By bbirdwell

Once your vehicle is selected in STAR, it will...

Once your vehicle is selected in STAR, it will bring up the max/min angle values for front and rear. The ones I quoted are for my E55 but yours should be very close if not identical. After swapping...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By bbirdwell

That actually looks pretty nice...

That actually looks pretty nice...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By bbirdwell

Two solenoids in the rear air spring. They share...

Two solenoids in the rear air spring. They share a common lead and each have their own ground (assuming a pull-down circuit). Apply 12 volts across the connector pins. Three pins between the two...
04-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 164,535
Posted By bbirdwell

The SAM in your photo looks like it is reversed...

The SAM in your photo looks like it is reversed from the drawing I posted above minus relays M and R. Your photo shows what appears to be two relays behind your SAM. Any additional details on your...
04-12-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 164,535
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1037x859/w211_front_sam_relays_9ecd78a65335a71fca43612891d18035aeec2800.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bbirdwell

Try this under "automotive connectors": ...

Try this under "automotive connectors":
https://www.delcity.net/store/Weather-Pack-Assembled-Pigtails/p_810525.h_810527

Be sure to select "2-way".
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bbirdwell

Some excellent info/tips/tricks on supercharger...

Some excellent info/tips/tricks on supercharger removal in this thread from 2016. Denroll's step-by-step advice is good stuff. And the advice about the bypass valve rubber gaskets is golden.
...
04-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By bbirdwell

Mercedes tech documents I've read specifically...

Mercedes tech documents I've read specifically call for the key fob to be removed from the ignition when connecting jumper cables or installing a replacement battery. With key fob inserted the...
03-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,823
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm a fan. Been using mine for several years now....

I'm a fan. Been using mine for several years now. Wanted a two or four-post lift but garage ceiling is too low. The QuickJack lift is great to have on hand.
03-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By bbirdwell

You'll get more responses if you post in the W210...

You'll get more responses if you post in the W210 sub-forum. Plus not all of us spend all of our time on here, we have lives to live.

Best way to check is to hook it up to a STAR diagnostics...
03-20-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By bbirdwell

Did you reduce pressure in the strut to 3 Bar as...

Did you reduce pressure in the strut to 3 Bar as called out in the instructions? Still a lot but it is much better than the 6-8 Bar in an inflated strut.

Also, when I replaced my front air strut a...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bbirdwell

While you have the water pump out that would be...

While you have the water pump out that would be the time to either replace the alternator or pull it and install new voltage regulator with new brushes.

Only rebuilt water pumps are available and...
03-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By bbirdwell

One hour max unless you drop and lose the fill...

One hour max unless you drop and lose the fill plug; in that case add a couple of days to the effort. Before changing the oil order a spare plug or two.

Thread on this in the W211 AMG sub-forum...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-07-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bbirdwell

Go into settings in the instrument cluster and...

Go into settings in the instrument cluster and verify the settings for the lights. If you have two key fobs you will have to change the setting with each key inserted.

By example, with one of my...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,429
Posted By bbirdwell

Amperage with one pump reversed polarity: ...

Amperage with one pump reversed polarity:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1200x672/dsc03054_9560587dd32ab1bc544f063a40658936d681eadd.jpg


Amperage with both pumps correct...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm about to roll 160K miles on my car; no issues...

I'm about to roll 160K miles on my car; no issues so long as proper maintenance is performed and I'm slightly OCD about that. I believe MSG 55G has over 170K miles on his and he's modding it for more...
02-17-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By bbirdwell

I coded it out on my car. Less than 30 minutes...

I coded it out on my car. Less than 30 minutes following instructions posted multiple times in this forum.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By bbirdwell

Post your VIN. We'll post the part number for the...

Post your VIN. We'll post the part number for the throttle body. Assuming Mercedes support ensures I can renew my parts subscription....
...
02-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By bbirdwell

The bottom of the screen shows no data; did you...

The bottom of the screen shows no data; did you take the photo while under cover with satellite signals blocked? You should have lat/long, altitude about sea level, and number of GPS satellites...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By bbirdwell

Start with posts 4 and 6. #4 here: ...

Start with posts 4 and 6. #4 here:
https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/720730-supercharger-drain-plug-replacement.html#post7550031

and #6 here:
...
01-31-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By bbirdwell

Eh...my '99's instrument cluster would go nuts...

Eh...my '99's instrument cluster would go nuts whenever temps went below 14* F. My thought is the connectors' pins and sockets contracted due to the cold and intermittent connections occur. In my...
01-28-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By bbirdwell

Get the car repaired ASAP before you kill...

Get the car repaired ASAP before you kill yourself and/or someone else. If you don't have the proper diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and repair, take it to someone who does. The SBC system is not...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By bbirdwell

You really, really need a STAR diagnostic system...

You really, really need a STAR diagnostic system for your car. The W211 only uses one CGW (take a look at HO 219 Networking, slide 4, N93). If you switch the CGW, you first need to use STAR to pull...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By bbirdwell

CGW =Central Gateway. It's the router for the...

CGW =Central Gateway. It's the router for the networked distributed digital control system plus contains the version coding info for the car, the flexible service system maintenance programs plus...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bbirdwell

Any time the car just quits the first part I...

Any time the car just quits the first part I recommend to check (and replace if necessary) is the fuel pump relay; it takes longer to pull the panel in the trunk than it does to replace the relay....
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By bbirdwell

Alternatively, pull the panel on the passenger...

Alternatively, pull the panel on the passenger side of the trunk, jumper the fuel pump relay while you have a bleed line attached to the Schraeder valve on the front of the fuel rail in the engine...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/573x674/das_key_tracks_caf51f5284c37f6a709fc42730133c5db17c2c26.jpg
01-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By bbirdwell

Start here and hit every link referenced in the...

Start here and hit every link referenced in the posts:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1424685-diy-fix-your-pse-vacuum-compressor.html#post6344866...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By bbirdwell

You can get a silicone trivet high-heat resistant...

You can get a silicone trivet high-heat resistant to around 600* F continuous; yours, as was mine, would only be intermittent. Since it is an excellent insulator, I just used regular silicone seal to...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By bbirdwell

Another option to mitigate the vibration and...

Another option to mitigate the vibration and noise due to the header contacting the heat shield is to cut a piece of a "flexible silicone kitchen trivet" and adhere it to your heat shield. You will...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By bbirdwell

Tomsti, you can code out the error message on the...

Tomsti, you can code out the error message on the instrument cluster.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/726427-sos-teleaid-malfunction-fault-driving-me-nuts.html
Forum: W210 AMG
12-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,969
Posted By bbirdwell

If your headlight lens covers are too degraded to...

If your headlight lens covers are too degraded to polish clean, you can order replacement lenses from Latvia via Ebay. Be sure to get the lenses for the Xenon and not the HID (I'm assuming your car...
12-03-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By bbirdwell

You have to use STAR to clear the error code in...

You have to use STAR to clear the error code in the TCU after replacing the conductor plate.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-03-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,969
Posted By bbirdwell

You will find significant amounts of DIY info on...

You will find significant amounts of DIY info on the other site (benzworld) in the W210 stickies. Pelican Parts also has some great DIY posts in the tech section. Lots of technical info on this site...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-27-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By bbirdwell

To expand on what duccen wrote, remove the cabin...

To expand on what duccen wrote, remove the cabin air filter over the auxiliary battery and you can see the drain hose that connects between the cowl cover drain in the center of the car and the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By bbirdwell

The brake system is brake-by-wire. The seals in...

The brake system is brake-by-wire. The seals in the master cylinder have nothing to do with it. Pressing on the brake pedal affects two Hall-effect sensors that transmit their signal to the SBC for...
11-15-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By bbirdwell

PM me your email address and I can send you a...

PM me your email address and I can send you a schematic for the car that should assist with troubleshooting.
11-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By bbirdwell

I was serious as a heart attack so you can stop...

I was serious as a heart attack so you can stop the sarcasm. You asked a question and I told you how to find the answer. Teach a man to fish and what not.

You have access to EPC? Then look it up...
11-13-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By bbirdwell

I purchased a bushing press and pull kit and did...

I purchased a bushing press and pull kit and did all bushings front and rear on my car. $110 for the kit, well made, not particularly fast but it works. You'll want to use a ratchet box-end wrench.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-29-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bbirdwell

The large 38-pin connector is for the older cars...

The large 38-pin connector is for the older cars such as the W210 from 3/97 to model year 2002.
-Connect yours to the OBD2 port under the dash.
-Boot the computer, turn the ignition key to position...
10-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By bbirdwell

The alarm has its own internal battery (in case...

The alarm has its own internal battery (in case the thieves cut the battery cable to kill power to the car). When this internal battery goes bad, the alarm will sound intermittently. The entire alarm...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-21-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By bbirdwell

Your car has 32 digital control modules connected...

Your car has 32 digital control modules connected via CANBUS. In all likelyhood, one of the modules has failed. To find it, the easiest way is to scan with STAR. Otherwise, with the car not running,...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By bbirdwell

-K relay, 1 each (this is the standard fuel pump...

-K relay, 1 each (this is the standard fuel pump relay but will work in other positions in the front SAM)
-CPS sensor, 1 each
-CPS bolt, 8mm Torx head, 2 each (for when I drop the original under...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-30-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By bbirdwell

If it is the oil-to-oil cooler hose/fittings,...

If it is the oil-to-oil cooler hose/fittings, replace them with a set from DavesMeanE's here on the board. I purchased a set of fittings from him earlier this year; quality work.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bbirdwell

Start here. This sounds like the proverbial...

Start here. This sounds like the proverbial "damaged fuel pump relay".
https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/719932-very-strange-issue.html
and here:...
09-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By bbirdwell

First thing to check is to see if the shifter is...

First thing to check is to see if the shifter is still connected to the transmission. If the clip fell off, the lever is no longer connected. Put the car on jackstands, crawl under it, and look.
...
09-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By bbirdwell

Ahhh, Strigoi. Always the succinct response!...

Ahhh, Strigoi. Always the succinct response! :rolf:
09-16-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By bbirdwell

Until you connect a diagnostic system, you are...

Until you connect a diagnostic system, you are shooting in the dark. There are 32 digital control modules in your car communicating with each other over a two-wire bus. Bite the bullet, tow it to an...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-09-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By bbirdwell

Everything here is from a great site:...

Everything here is from a great site: https://www.hanshehl.de/motorg55-7-3.htm#b84

1/8" British Whitworth tapered pipe plug.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-03-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By bbirdwell

Spelling and use of the correct word is...

Spelling and use of the correct word is important. When in doubt use a dictionary.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/790x398/break_771376c949c9dce507deace8916f456c235bb703.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By bbirdwell

For the OP, when the dealer replaces the fuel...

For the OP, when the dealer replaces the fuel tank, the fuel pump relay and socket is not touched as they are not considered a part of the tank.

First thing I would do is pull the cover off the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-31-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By bbirdwell

If it is an M8 grade 8.8, 17 ft-lbs.

If it is an M8 grade 8.8, 17 ft-lbs.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By bbirdwell

And the 2006 has the dual fuel pump relays versus...

And the 2006 has the dual fuel pump relays versus the problematic single relay in the earlier versions.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By bbirdwell

You need a device with a shunt that allows you to...

You need a device with a shunt that allows you to measure both voltage and current. Since the E55 has two fuel pumps, you'll need two the measuring devices mounted in a project box. Use the adapter...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By bbirdwell

E55 150K mile major maintenance summary ~$2K

Final cost: ~$1966 for parts. All labor was my own over three weekends (waiting on parts or tools). I could have done it cheaper but I'm working to replace parts *before* they fail. More cost up...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By bbirdwell

FWIW, I'll be posting tomorrow or Monday on my...

FWIW, I'll be posting tomorrow or Monday on my preventive/preemptive maintenance on my E55. Just for the heck of it, I tallied up the cost of parts I replaced "just in case" or because the lifetime...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By bbirdwell

:bsflag: Quit whining and accept that life is...

:bsflag:
Quit whining and accept that life is hard. If you are not willing to learn and apply yourself to becoming a subject matter expert you are contributing nothing. What and who do you want to...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By bbirdwell

And if that doesn't work, I have one sitting on...

And if that doesn't work, I have one sitting on my shelf. but you'll have to be really, really nice. :naughty:
08-24-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By bbirdwell

Set for Comfort mode and see if it drops...

Set for Comfort mode and see if it drops overnight. Then set in Sport 1 or Sport 2 and see if it drops overnight. If it drops in Comfort but not Sport, it is a leak in the hose connected the air...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By bbirdwell

Preemptive maintenance paying off - failed o-ring

I've been pulling a major maintenance now that my E55 is at 150,000 miles and will soon post in-depth about it. This post contains an example of why I perform regular and comprehensive maintenance.
...
08-22-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By bbirdwell

STAR/DAS/Xentry will give the pressure readings...

STAR/DAS/Xentry will give the pressure readings in Bars for all four air springs and you can adjust the pressure in each air spring individually.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By bbirdwell

Two schools of thought; minimize costs (maybe) by...

Two schools of thought; minimize costs (maybe) by driving the car until something breaks, tow it, and deal with the inconvenience and get a rental car if necessary. Other approach is proactive...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By bbirdwell

IIRC, acceptable front control arm angles are 3.1...

IIRC, acceptable front control arm angles are 3.1 to 4.1 degrees. Measure across the "nubs" on the control arm. In this case, positive angle means the outer end of the control arm is lower than the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By bbirdwell

It's not difficult. The diagnostic system will...

It's not difficult. The diagnostic system will walk you through the process.

It roughly goes like this:
-Set front control arm and rear axle angles in the range specified measuring with an...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-28-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By bbirdwell

The flat wire can be removed from the connector...

The flat wire can be removed from the connector and the flat wire is not repairable to my knowledge. Parts number shown is for a US spec E55 so verify the part number directly from the damaged flat...
07-27-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By bbirdwell

You may want to just change the tie-rod...

You may want to just change the tie-rod assemblies. I had the same jammed tie rod problem on my car. Worst case is you replace the entire tie-rod assembly on the jammed side.

Pelican Parts has a...
07-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/692329-where-g...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/692329-where-go-alignment.html#post7338053

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/692329-where-go-alignment.html#post7339193

Assuming you are talking about your...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-10-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By bbirdwell

Caliper bolts are one-time use, grade 10.9, and...

Caliper bolts are one-time use, grade 10.9, and take a lot of torque to break loose and to install. Have a shop hammer in case the rotors are rusted to the hub and remember to apply a very thin layer...
07-03-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By bbirdwell

Step on into the W211 AMG sub-forum and take a...

Step on into the W211 AMG sub-forum and take a look around. Lots of good information there. Do you plan on working on it yourself or taking it to the dealer or an indy?
Forum: W211 AMG
07-03-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By bbirdwell

Front suspension

Posting this to help out another forum member who intends to replace some front suspension components.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-02-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,542
Posted By bbirdwell

I suspected that but appreciate your...

I suspected that but appreciate your confirmation; I'm just an amateur at this so I read every post you make. To date, the lowest octane fuel I found was 85 octane in Fort Davis, Texas. 93 octane in...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-02-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,542
Posted By bbirdwell

Fuel Octane Rating Modification

For those who have access to 93 octane, here's a way to set that as the default for the timing map. The difference in power, although not astounding, is noticeable.

Control Units/Drive/Motor...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-02-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,570
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm approaching 150K miles in my car but I'm a...

I'm approaching 150K miles in my car but I'm a stickler for maintenance and perform virtually all of my mechanical and electrical work myself. Nonetheless, it was a steep learning curve on the W211...
07-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By bbirdwell

You are now at the point you need a STAR...

You are now at the point you need a STAR diagnostic system or equivalent. You can purchase a second key from the dealer (bring proof of ownership and identification) and, after receiving it several...
06-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By bbirdwell

Just wires. Use a multimeter to confirm...

Just wires. Use a multimeter to confirm end-to-end continuity and then confirm the power wire is not shorted to chassis but the pump return wire is connected to chassis. FWIW, the pump only powers up...
06-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/702933-spe...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/702933-special-case-fob-key-malfunction.html#post7417807

Could be as simple as a bad solder joint in the key fob; could be as bad as the drive authorization...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-20-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By bbirdwell

E55 fuel pump relay and fuse maintenance link

More to check out...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/668117-w211-e55-fuel-pump-relay-fuse-maintenance.html

FWIW, I monitor the amperage of each fuel pump every 10,000 miles. I'm watching...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-19-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By bbirdwell

Kudos to Arnott Industries

Like the title says, kudos to Arnott for taking care of a customer.

Since new, the left front air spring would, every few months, throw a code for "open circuit to solenoid valves". The air...
06-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/540x684/passenger_footwell_823f5cbcdbb4ac51b4512516bb5bb68bed73fb09.jpg
06-17-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By bbirdwell

https://www.sanden.com/objects/SANDEN_SYSTEM_DIAGN...

https://www.sanden.com/objects/SANDEN_SYSTEM_DIAGNOSIS_CHART.pdf
06-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By bbirdwell

Read the stickies here: ...

Read the stickies here:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1368888-2-audio-interior-lighting-body-trim.html#post3573112
Forum: W211 AMG
06-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By bbirdwell

The E500 uses a single fuel pump. The E55 uses...

The E500 uses a single fuel pump. The E55 uses dual fuel pumps. The E55 filter has two feed lines and two return lines. The E500 fuel filter has one feed and one return line.

So E55 owners are...
06-02-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By bbirdwell

Pick up the new key fob. Dealer can invalidate...

Pick up the new key fob. Dealer can invalidate the old key fob so the ignition will no longer recognize it. Pull a search on DAS key authorization system EIS EZV and you'll find more than you ever...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-30-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By bbirdwell

This puzzled me a bit until I realized you had a...

This puzzled me a bit until I realized you had a non-AMG but were posting in the AMG section. Completely different pinouts and wire sizes/colors between the two versions. On the non-AMG, connector 1,...
05-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By bbirdwell

Check PM.

Check PM.
05-07-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By bbirdwell

https://www.arnottindustries.com/products/mercedes...

https://www.arnottindustries.com/products/mercedes-benz-air-suspension
05-01-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By bbirdwell

Replace the entire SBC unit with a rebuild. Your...

Replace the entire SBC unit with a rebuild. Your wife and children's lives depend upon the proper operation of the brake system.

Look for the information listed below using STAR. These numbers are...
04-29-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By bbirdwell

The sound indicates the rubber bladder of the air...

The sound indicates the rubber bladder of the air spring ruptured. If it is OEM, replace both fronts with Arnotts.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm curious to know what the issue is. I've had...

I'm curious to know what the issue is. I've had the KMac bushings on the front of my car for over 42,000 miles and they are still quiet and tire wear is good. I obtained 36,000 miles out my last set...
04-18-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By bbirdwell

You have approximately 32 distributed digital...

You have approximately 32 distributed digital control modules in your car that constantly communicate with each other. Right up until the voltage drops too low and circuits begin to malfunction. You...
04-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By bbirdwell

Check PM.

Check PM.
04-17-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By bbirdwell

This is the Pelican Parts DIY for a W124 but the...

This is the Pelican Parts DIY for a W124 but the suspension is almost identical to the W210. This will give you an idea of how the rear multi-link suspension is rebuilt.
...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-11-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By bbirdwell

E320 schematics

For a 2000 or later E320. No copyright tags on them so I assume "fair use".
04-11-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By bbirdwell

This will show you how to access the service...

This will show you how to access the service items. The last pages define those service items. Example: Service 12: Engine compartment, Engine oil and filter change.
Forum: W210 AMG
04-11-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1303x667/turn_rate_sensor_44fa38979a113286bc15758fd178e700f0887384.jpg
Here are the part numbers for an E430. Change from old to new occured 30...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-10-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By bbirdwell

I had this over in the W221 forum a while ago;...

I had this over in the W221 forum a while ago; some newbie called me an as*h*le when I asked a very simple question. The guy got offended and left. The solution to his $6300 problem would have cost...
04-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By bbirdwell

By outside, do you mean using the key fob? Do the...

By outside, do you mean using the key fob? Do the doors unlock using the key fob? That model uses a vacuum pump to lock/unlock the doors. Pull an internet search on "1998 E320 vacuum lock actuator"...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-07-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By bbirdwell

Your E55 looks like an early (but not the...

Your E55 looks like an early (but not the earliest) variant. Only one fuel pump relay with separate fuse in the trunk (now is the time to replace it with a 70-amp rated relay and socket). The...
04-07-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By bbirdwell

Assuming your car has the 722.9 7-speed...

Assuming your car has the 722.9 7-speed transmission, there was a recent thread about sending the conductor plate with integrated TCM to an aftermarket shop that can repair/replace/transfer the TCM...
03-27-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By bbirdwell

Try this.

Try this.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,901
Posted By bbirdwell

Quick description: ...

Quick description:
https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/701771-supercharger-leak-noise.html#post7406610

Info from:
http://www.hehlhans.de/motorg55-7.htm
Forum: W211 AMG
03-17-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1710x225/bypass_function_6ff64fb4b5b80416b18eed6f1b6e974001d070ee.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-14-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By bbirdwell

Parts that I replaced: - 2 each 222-352-08-65,...

Parts that I replaced:
- 2 each 222-352-08-65, Bushing, 25.83 each, $51.66 total. (this is the inner bushing)
- 2 each 003-990-34-12, Screw, 10.27 each, $20.54 total. (inner bushing bolt,...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/769x439/722_9_1_46697829581b2fc5cdbcd6587f65c29c2dbbc41e.jpg...
03-08-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/707x347/electrical_12_fuse_box_drivers_side_2f582a5fa87eda79e52a9a2d4a86051960744361.jpg
Look here.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-16-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By bbirdwell

One item to keep in mind is the rear bearings....

One item to keep in mind is the rear bearings. Stock the supercharger is rotating intermittently (depending upon how hard you drive the car) yet multiple individuals describe the rear bearings drying...
02-13-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By bbirdwell

If you have access to a STAR computer you have...

If you have access to a STAR computer you have access to the service records recorded in the Central Gateway. Just cross-reference the Service numbers to the attached service sheets. This is why it...
02-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By bbirdwell

PM me your email address. I cannot directly...

PM me your email address. I cannot directly answer your question but can send you some technical information to help you troubleshoot the CANBUS.
02-12-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By bbirdwell

Service A is estimated one hour labor plus parts....

Service A is estimated one hour labor plus parts.
Service B is estimated two hours labor plus parts.
Service C is estimated three hours labor plus parts.
.
.
.
Service H is estimated eight...
02-06-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By bbirdwell

Always could be the differential. Pull the drain...

Always could be the differential. Pull the drain plug and see if chunks of metal come out. If only oil, just refill and look elsewhere for the source of the noise.
02-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bbirdwell

Pelican Parts tech articles are your friend....

Pelican Parts tech articles are your friend. Here's the list. Parking brake adjustment is in the section labeled "Brakes".

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MBZ_Tech_Index-W211.htm
Forum: W211 AMG
01-30-2018, 12:18 PM
Forum: W211 AMG
01-30-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/836x671/battery_removal_and_jump_starting_28f8d44b64f8a65f1ec0d655b7c3c35c90413ca3.jpg
We're getting side-tracked, gentlemen.
When...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-27-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1039x874-1/sas_description_69cccc54d0d5e798fbf6370666b7a66da2ddef46.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By bbirdwell

W211 SBC actuation count check

I believe it was Shardul that says the maximum number of actuations is 598K. Maybe he'll chime in on this thread. Older posts were saying SBC would throw the white warning symbols on the dash at 300K...
01-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By bbirdwell

See attached for relay and fuse info. This fuse...

See attached for relay and fuse info. This fuse list is not accurate for the E55 AMG model, only non-AMGs.

Since it appears the leak is in a rear air spring, try putting the suspension into Sport...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/782x390-1/towing_blocks_e96b2190a53f5bfee588e2fea72c7848a9c18ba2.jpg
Thanks for the compliment, tlambert, much appreciated.

For the OP, the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By bbirdwell

My personal criteria from my days of pulling...

My personal criteria from my days of pulling Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on deuce-and-halves in the motor pool many years ago. YMMV.

--Class 1 leak: oil droplets hanging but...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By bbirdwell

Go to this thread and read my posts. I do my own...

Go to this thread and read my posts. I do my own alignments. Otherwise, any competent alignment shop can set the toe. Camber has limited adjustability using slotted bolts and/or calibrating the...
01-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/900x601-1/w210_door_panel_removal_rear_ab34ec0976a1d8f11d7239f2d90d90e57974d18b.jpg
Addendum:
The photo is of the rear door panel but it...
01-14-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bbirdwell

Same symptoms on my '99; it was the seat...

Same symptoms on my '99; it was the seat adjustment switch. Be aware when you pull the door panel, you'll need industrial adhesive and C-clamps to put it back together because it is going to pull...
01-14-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x750-1/dsc04882_2e026a77bd6051454ac176e2d7f89e3586da7614.jpg
One screw is all it takes to remove. IIRC, just pull the handle back and...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By bbirdwell

On long trips, the seats in the W210 E55 are more...

On long trips, the seats in the W210 E55 are more comfortable than the seats in the W211 E55. Also, when my better half is driving and I'm the passenger, I find the bolsters of the W211 seats tend...
01-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By bbirdwell

The 722.641 equates to a W5A580 Daimler-Chrysler...

The 722.641 equates to a W5A580 Daimler-Chrysler that was used with 5.7 liter V8 and 3.7 liter V6 engines. These transmissions are considered "Large" NAG transmissions.

The 722.600 is used with...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-02-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By bbirdwell

You should be advised the over-torquing of the...

You should be advised the over-torquing of the lug bolts may have caused them to exceed their "elastic" limit and undergone "plastic" deformation; you run the risk of the bolts backing out in the...
12-29-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x750-1/dsc04882_cbc5e0a94c1133c5b4f6f9a33f10fd4aa2730e59.jpg
Most likely the plastic lever broke. Buy a replacement for $10 to $20 and...
12-20-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,322
Posted By bbirdwell

Purchase a fuel pressure test kit for $25 from...

Purchase a fuel pressure test kit for $25 from Amazon and have it shipped for delivery tomorrow via Prime.
Search for images on your car's fuel rail and you'll see the Schrader valve to which to...
12-20-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,322
Posted By bbirdwell

1. Does the error code show as "current" or...

1. Does the error code show as "current" or "stored"?
2. Does the key now turn in the ignition switch?
3. Does the car power up in position 1 and position 2?
4. Does the starter engage in position...
12-20-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By bbirdwell

No inline fuse. Those malfunctioning lights have...

No inline fuse. Those malfunctioning lights have in common is they are grounded at the same location, W16/4, and are activated by the illumination control module. The right side parking lamp wire is...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,963
Posted By bbirdwell

KMac front bushings were installed 1 year and 11...

KMac front bushings were installed 1 year and 11 months ago. 37,000 miles on them with no issues to date. Following is for Macedon but I bolded the sections concerning how I set my zero points....
Forum: W211 AMG
12-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/683981-just-pu...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/683981-just-purchased-my-first-e55-amg.html#post7274609

With the miles on your car, you need to be inspect multiple areas and resolve any issues if found. Take...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-18-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,963
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x562-1/w211_alignment1a_a291fa294bdd82b380881848bc0509baf04b836f.jpg
Here is what I use. The only difference is I now use nylon...
12-18-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,322
Posted By bbirdwell

Remember, when you turn the key to the "on"...

Remember, when you turn the key to the "on" position the fuel pump only activates for one second to pressurize the fuel rail and then turns off until the ECM senses crankshaft revolutions or air...
12-17-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,322
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/359x399-1/accelerator_pedal_02ba520576665eadffc3f5f85062c61b135c70fa.jpg
The pedal position sensor is a part of the accelerator pedal. If you...
12-17-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,322
Posted By bbirdwell

P0123 indicates that, key on, the ECM is reading...

P0123 indicates that, key on, the ECM is reading >4 volts from the throttle/pedal position sensor when the voltage should be around 0.2 volts. So, the ECM is seeing the throttle at wide-open.

You...
12-16-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By bbirdwell

Here are 94 pages of awesome technical...

Here are 94 pages of awesome technical description of the drive authorization system in Mercedes Benz autos. Enjoy!

http://benzbits.com/DAS.pdf

Personally, I think this info should be placed in...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-15-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,963
Posted By bbirdwell

Perform an internet search for your local...

Perform an internet search for your local autocross club; they might even have a FaceBook page. Anyone who is a serious autocrosser will know where the best shop is located in your area. There were...
12-04-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By bbirdwell

First suspect is a bad main battery. 14.4-14.7...

First suspect is a bad main battery. 14.4-14.7 volts on a main battery is nuts. Engine off, good battery should be 12.2 (older) to 12.6 (newer). With engine running, bring up on the dash display the...
12-02-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By bbirdwell

The last time I went to use this, the service was...

The last time I went to use this, the service was $247. Three dollars short so I couldn't use the coupon. I could, however, add another service item for an additional $137 or so....

I'll just do...
11-30-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By bbirdwell

+1 on what Krzysztof said. If you hooked it up to...

+1 on what Krzysztof said. If you hooked it up to DAS, a "quick test" that takes 3 minutes will point you right at the failing part. Look for "stored" code if the car is running correctly at the...
11-27-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/681983-w21...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/681983-w211-bi-xenon-auto-level-headlight-adjustment.html
11-23-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/840x442-1/w211_sbc_light_7124bae8a6ccd7b54ebfb47ea2f24429567c7ab3.jpg...
11-15-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By bbirdwell

Unless you want to just throw parts and money and...

Unless you want to just throw parts and money and time at your car, put it on a proper diagnostic system and you'll have the answer in five minutes. A standard OBD2 code reader that reads Mercedes...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-14-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By bbirdwell

First problem is the battery voltage is far too...

First problem is the battery voltage is far too low. Shouldn't be under 12 volts at rest and even that indicates a discharged or old battery. Low voltage plays havoc with the distributed digital...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-13-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By bbirdwell

You will not get a check engine light. The next...

You will not get a check engine light. The next time you connect to Star, however, and run a quick test, every module will display a stored code for power and communications failure. Just clear the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-08-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By bbirdwell

Access a STAR system and 15 minutes will give you...

Access a STAR system and 15 minutes will give you a very good idea of transmission health to include pressure. If the clutch packs are worn out, changing the fluid and filter is a waste of time.
...
11-03-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By bbirdwell

I found this on the internet somewhere.

I found this on the internet somewhere.
10-24-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By bbirdwell

VIN= Vehicle Identification Number Email...

VIN= Vehicle Identification Number

Email sent.
10-24-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By bbirdwell

PM me your email address.

PM me your email address.
10-24-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By bbirdwell

Go to the "fuel injection" section at Pelican...

Go to the "fuel injection" section at Pelican Parts.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MBZ_Tech_Index-W211.htm
10-22-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By bbirdwell

Clear all codes. Drive it around and then check...

Clear all codes. Drive it around and then check again. Just disconnecting power will result in every module showing a failure code. I can't tell which of yours are stored (past fault) versus current...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x563-1/img_20160919_095337355_hdr_6b22a3bc0926612f73e3909926c03efc804b098c.jpg

Ensure your car has the rubber cover over the ECU and SAM....
10-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1108x497-1/front_bushing_cc6b9ab0e275f6372d9635ede65746cfc5283497.jpg
Yes, the bushing can be pressed out and a new one pressed in. Check with...
10-18-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By bbirdwell

-Bring up the voltage on the instrument cluster....

-Bring up the voltage on the instrument cluster. There are Youtube videos showing how to do this. Search for "W211 voltage check". Your main battery should be 12.2 or above at rest, ~14v with engine...
10-16-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bbirdwell

Take a look at the .pdf in this post. Might help....

Take a look at the .pdf in this post. Might help.

https://mbworld.org/forums/new-m-class-w166/512835-rain-sensor-question-after-windshield-replacement.html#post5773070
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,429
Posted By bbirdwell

W211 E55 fuel tank replacement. Verify parts!

For those who had or will have the fuel tank replaced in their car, verify the fuel pump adapter cable is installed!

Been going back and forth with another member of the forum having issues with...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,512
Posted By bbirdwell

W211 E55 fuel pump relay schematic

Just posting the schematic plus color and wire size info for the relay replacement.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By bbirdwell

W211 E55 fuel pump relay schematics

Been assisting a few folks with the fuel pump relay issue and decided to locate the info on the wire size and color. Here's the electrical schematic of the relay.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-06-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By bbirdwell

PM me your email address and I'll email you some...

PM me your email address and I'll email you some tech info on the dual-battery system if you don't have it already. For now, I'd hook up the diagnostic system and query the Battery Control Module for...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-06-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By bbirdwell

Flex discs and the driveshaft center support...

Flex discs and the driveshaft center support bracket and bearing. (Bracket has a rubber insert that distorts with age. Don't try to re-use it.). If you crawl under the car and inspect the flex discs,...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-04-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By bbirdwell

The Airtex would have to be used with the...

The Airtex would have to be used with the old-style fuel filter/regulator where the lines fit inside the pumps' fittings and are held in place by plastic clips.
The ones that should fit with the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By bbirdwell

Try leaving the metal lid over the fuel pumps off...

Try leaving the metal lid over the fuel pumps off the next time you crank it. Double check to ensure the fuel pump harness is clear of any interference. I would hypothesize that if the pumps' fuse...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-26-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By bbirdwell

Remove the rear seat, remove the metal lid over...

Remove the rear seat, remove the metal lid over the fuel pumps. The wiring harness rubs against the bottom of the metal lid right were the wires fold over into the connector. The harness insulation...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By bbirdwell

Should be relay R in the attached snip. This is...

Should be relay R in the attached snip. This is for an E55 but I would assume (bad guess, I know), that Mercedes engineers would want to keep harness mods to a minimum between the E55 and E63.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-17-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By bbirdwell

First, calibrate your suspension to the proper...

First, calibrate your suspension to the proper ride height; by this I mean the factory recommended ride height and not an aftermarket lowered ride height.

Front control arms: 3.1 degrees (lowest)...
09-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By bbirdwell

Any of the part numbers highlighted in the...

Any of the part numbers highlighted in the attachments will fit your car. You actually found a newer/improved version of the TCU.

I wouldn't bother to seal the cases but that is just my opinion.
09-16-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By bbirdwell

See attached. You really should invest in a...

See attached.
You really should invest in a subscription to the EPC. It's worth every penny in time saved.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-15-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By bbirdwell

Relay locations attached. N10/Kl is the starter...

Relay locations attached. N10/Kl is the starter relay.

If you have a multimeter, I suggest pulling the relay and checking to see if there is a short to chassis on the lead that feeds the starter...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-12-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By bbirdwell

Info in this thread on where in DAS to go to...

Info in this thread on where in DAS to go to check headlights. Youtube videos can give you an idea of how it works. Read the thread first.
...
09-10-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,576
Posted By bbirdwell

Just for the hell of it, I went out to my garage...

Just for the hell of it, I went out to my garage and turned that knob both one way and then the other; it does NOT adjust the height.

Just like I posted above, you *must* have DAS to adjust the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-08-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By bbirdwell

Lots(!) of ice, fresh water, canned goods. Tarps...

Lots(!) of ice, fresh water, canned goods. Tarps to cover leaky roofs or broken windows. I do not envy your position.

If you loose power for days, a car with a large alternator can be used to...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By bbirdwell

A misfiring cylinder will certainly cause the car...

A misfiring cylinder will certainly cause the car to be very down on power; I only had one cylinder out and the car was very slow to accelerate but yours sounds much worse.

As StarvingArtist...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-06-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By bbirdwell

Pelican Parts (great how-to section so I purchase...

Pelican Parts (great how-to section so I purchase often from them just for hosting the instructions), ECS Tuning, FCP, Autohausaz, Partsgeek, FactoryMoparparts. Don't go for the cheapest parts;...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-05-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By bbirdwell

P2007 is the B28 MAP sensor P2046 O2 sensor...

P2007 is the B28 MAP sensor
P2046 O2 sensor signal upstream implausible
P200B-1 Camshaft Hall effect sensor
P207E-1 Catalytic converter efficiency low

My two cents? Start with the MAP sensor,...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-05-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By bbirdwell

FYI, 28mm and 32mm combo wrenches are perfect...

FYI, 28mm and 32mm combo wrenches are perfect for holding the center shaft (32mm) when tightening the lock nuts (28mm).

I have to disconnect the rear and mid-exhaust hangers to lower the exhaust...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By bbirdwell

http://ultimatepd.com/index.php/air-intakes.html

http://ultimatepd.com/index.php/air-intakes.html
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By bbirdwell

Go to page 5, W211.

Go to page 5, W211.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By bbirdwell

+1. I've always had good experience with...

+1.

I've always had good experience with Pelican Parts and one of their competitors. Professionals who are good to work with. But Pelican Parts has those awesome "How to" guides with lots of...
08-28-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By bbirdwell

SBC pump under the hood. Your car is...

SBC pump under the hood. Your car is brake-by-wire which is why it is so important to ensure the main and auxiliary batteries are always in tip-top condition.

SBC = Sensotronic Brake Control. It's...
08-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By bbirdwell

Have you raised the hood and checked to ensure...

Have you raised the hood and checked to ensure the serpentine belt is still on the pulleys?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By bbirdwell

Old part number fuel filter only works with old...

Old part number fuel filter only works with old part number fuel pumps. New part number fuel filter only works with the new part number fuel pumps + two each adapter cables.

Filter, pumps, adapter...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-22-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By bbirdwell

-Check fuel pressure; should be approximately 80...

-Check fuel pressure; should be approximately 80 psi at idle.
-Check fuel pump amperage draw; should be approximately 13 amps per pump, 26 amps total.

You can replace just the filter but you will...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By bbirdwell

Post your VIN and we can tell what are the latest...

Post your VIN and we can tell what are the latest part numbers for the filter and pumps. Be advised the latest pumps (at least in the US) require an adapter cable. The latest filter sending unit also...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 745
Posted By bbirdwell

2006 E55 for sale San Antonio, Texas

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/2006-mercedes-benz-e55-amg/6254894975.html

If anyone here is interested in this car and wants me to check it out for them, let me know via PM.

No...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-13-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By bbirdwell

Personally, I don't regard the mileage as a...

Personally, I don't regard the mileage as a problem for the engine ( I have 130K on my car and expect to get 300K); perhaps for the transmission but I regard that as a wear item.

Lots of...
08-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,416
Posted By bbirdwell

Yep. That looks like it. :)

Yep. That looks like it. :)
08-11-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,416
Posted By bbirdwell

Easy to change. Be advised to inspect the rubber...

Easy to change. Be advised to inspect the rubber line leading from the filter to the air compressor; on my car it was dry-rotted and broken allowing unfiltered air into the compressor. Temporary fix...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-10-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By bbirdwell

Possible causes: -the center support bearing...

Possible causes:
-the center support bearing and/or bracket rubber are going bad
-heat shield is loose
-debris is stuck behind one of the heat shields
08-08-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By bbirdwell

medootoo, PM me your email address and let me...

medootoo,
PM me your email address and let me know if you want the HVAC diagram for your car. Might help 'cause it sounds like it might possibly be the flap actuators. I would lay money on the heat...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-02-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By bbirdwell

Fuse F74 in the front pre-fuse block under the...

Fuse F74 in the front pre-fuse block under the passenger floorboard. 40-amp rating.

If worried about rear sagging, put some type of support (block or blocks of wood) under the rear jack points....
Forum: W211 AMG
08-02-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,792
Posted By bbirdwell

Here's my install of the PLM heat exchanger on my...

Here's my install of the PLM heat exchanger on my W211 E55. I bought it from Shardul; it's a good deal.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-31-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By bbirdwell

E55 maintenance checklist

And...here I go again! Someone stop me before I post this even more! :slap:

Do you have all maintenance records? Go through them carefully.
-If you do not own internal and external Torx bits and...
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