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03-07-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Vladds

So here's how the part numbers look like: They...

So here's how the part numbers look like:
They start with A1560300820, then they go through 5 generations..
This is weird, these engines must have a problem with con rods that these people were...
03-07-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Vladds

Any software updates anybody ever got from dealer?

As I was watching the other day a BMW video oin youtube, the guy complained that in US nobody at the dealer seems to be competent enough to look for and apply software updates to the cars, as they...
02-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Vladds

Jurid is a maker of brake pads which I have tried...

Jurid is a maker of brake pads which I have tried for years to track down, but the best I know is they retail for motocycles and wholesale for cars, I don't think they will retail for cars.

My...
02-05-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Vladds

I thought this is an interesting thread. My 02...

I thought this is an interesting thread.
My 02 Subaru Wrx sits on Tokico D-spec shocks paired with OEM Sti springs (JDM 02 Sti).
My 10 C63 AMG is stock.
The AMG had many not so well known and...
02-03-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By Vladds

Was there an option so-and-such "full size...

Was there an option so-and-such "full size spare". If there was, someone looks it up in the parts software and gives you the part numbers to order, you retrofit your car and carry a full size. ...
11-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Vladds

Back to the coupe. The headliner with no...

Back to the coupe.
The headliner with no sunroof part number is
A 204 690 31 50
There is a color footnote and I don't know how to use this portion of the system just yet. But if you bring this to...
10-24-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Vladds

I came across the part number for the no sunroof...

I came across the part number for the no sunroof panel. Looks like there is a separate front reinforcement and central reinforcement pieces associated with it.
10-22-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By Vladds

It's been a bit more than 2 weeks and yesterday I...

It's been a bit more than 2 weeks and yesterday I ran the fuel really low, down to the go to gas station graphic, to see if the code comes back or at least becomes stored again.
It did not.
I...
10-08-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By Vladds

Ford Motor Racing fueling white paper...

Ford Motor Racing fueling white paper (https://performanceparts.ford.com/download/pdfs/ProperlySelectingEFIComp.pdf)

Here's an interesting article. Still no mention about why tight fuel injectors...
10-08-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By Vladds

I am reading that the injector flow rates on a...

I am reading that the injector flow rates on a returnless system need to be particularly close. Don't know why yet.
And that there can be benefits from replacing the fuel rail, because the far end...
09-19-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By Vladds

I do believe that the era of stated numbers has...

I do believe that the era of stated numbers has ended in 2007, I think. That year, every manufacturer was sent to DOT to certify the numbers of their cars. And the forums were on fire. Some cars...
08-07-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Vladds

I found my previous posting about lifters part...

I found my previous posting about lifters part numbers.
Here it is:
Ok:Looks like there are 4 series of SLS/197.Perhaps they had a facelift too.

The tappets are A 156 050 02 25 and A 159 050 00...
06-30-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Vladds

The reason I have figured this out, is because I...

The reason I have figured this out, is because I myself ran a lightweight battery in an alternator management car, for years, then switched to full amp OEM battery and understood my mistake:

Years...
06-27-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Vladds

So, with alternator management, you run under...

So, with alternator management, you run under acceleration on battery and very little on alternator. The ECU reduces/disengages the alternator amperage generation.
Under heavy acceleration, there is...
06-26-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Vladds

On the 507 subject, I have looked up parts which...

On the 507 subject, I have looked up parts which are specific to the 507, for the purpose of seeing the 507 option number.
To my surprise, the parts carry an option number, but the name is not 507,...
03-22-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,217
Posted By Vladds

I did the lenses on my Subaru recently. I...

I did the lenses on my Subaru recently.
I favor the idea of replacing the lenses but came up with this cheap solution and .... let's see how long it lasts, then I change them.
So instead of the...
03-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,673
Posted By Vladds

I recently completed both motor mount...

I recently completed both motor mount replacement, here are some comments:

-I can't believe that the steering rack support plate nuts are floating, in 2010 they should have been captive.

-The...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,033
Posted By Vladds

You're in UK? So your GLA is made in...

You're in UK? So your GLA is made in Rastatt/Germany?
Do this:
Go to Google Earth and take a look at the Rastatt Plant.
They have a 3.2 Km test track. Measure it with the google ruler, if you...
02-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,411
Posted By Vladds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnoM1InAjY ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnoM1InAjY

He uses 10W60.and he has them coming back at 60 000 Km "it looks perfect inside".

For temperate climate, this may not be the best however.
02-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,411
Posted By Vladds

I would not do this. Back in the 90s I did...

I would not do this.
Back in the 90s I did flush and did Liqui Moly.
Was an avid reader of Autobild.
They had the whole thing with doing the Liqui treatment then draining the oil and running...
01-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By Vladds

Here's what I see: ROW boxes in ROW countries...

Here's what I see:
ROW boxes in ROW countries such as UK
The boxes were on the car since day 1, left the assembly line with them. They are old at this point. Sealing these helps the ltft
Once they...
01-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,869
Posted By Vladds

This is the case of a car that is almost...

This is the case of a car that is almost completely different.
My opinion is that this is a reason why it's so expensive as well. Mercedes didn't add couple things slap a sticker and increase the...
12-19-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By Vladds

These are readings from OBD2 scanners. The...

These are readings from OBD2 scanners. The scanners and all people know about how these codes work are in most cases from the "ancient" world of open-loop-closed-loop cars..
This is not such car...
12-17-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Vladds

Yes, I will link back to my posting with the...

Yes, I will link back to my posting with the weight differences.
The information is factual, taken directly from Mercedes.
12-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By Vladds

So I asked myself, how come Mercedes didn't think...

So I asked myself, how come Mercedes didn't think of this and BTW, what retains the steel sleeves inside the plastic housings.
I am beginning to have a theory:
Mercedes DID think of this, but they...
11-29-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Vladds

I think it would be in your interest to sit and...

I think it would be in your interest to sit and think for a while.
What exactly are you looking for?
These cars come in in transport ships, probably a years worth of US allocation at the time.
So...
11-12-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,659
Posted By Vladds

So for instance go to atohausaz. Go through the...

So for instance go to atohausaz. Go through the search pattern put in the car and year and go to injectors and you'll find the injectors for $28, now out of stock, I guess the news travelled. As far...
11-12-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Vladds

How many times could you tune our cars, to try...

How many times could you tune our cars, to try different things414782
11-07-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Vladds

Google it. It's a box attached by the terminal....

Google it. It's a box attached by the terminal. The ECU knows the temperature of the battery, I want to say amperage draw, voltage and couple more things. I'll tell you next time I fire up my xentry....
11-05-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Vladds

While all W204 sedans C63 have the same curb...

While all W204 sedans C63 have the same curb weight, the 2014 coupe is 11 lb heavier and the edition 507 coupe is 42 lb heavier. The 507 sedan is not heavier than the regular sedan.
11-05-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Vladds

There is a computer shut down time for the ECU,...

There is a computer shut down time for the ECU, base time is 5 seconds but depending on system status can take several minutes. This is what screwed me over when I was trying to implement the changes...
10-11-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By Vladds

That unit in the picture made no sense to me. ...

That unit in the picture made no sense to me.
On one side of the hose it has hydraulic fittings that seem to be machine crimped and good for 200 PSI, on the other it has hose worm clamps that are...
09-19-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,844
Posted By Vladds

So there is a LM that has the specs you mention,...

So there is a LM that has the specs you mention, the bolt circle and is hub centric?


As far as the rears, at 9.5 inch width and offset 32, is there any room left on the inner side? meaning a...
08-15-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,103
Posted By Vladds

I've seen that the cat temperature is displayed...

I've seen that the cat temperature is displayed in the Xentry and I think even in OBD2. But there is no OEM EGT probe, so something else is used.

...
08-14-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,103
Posted By Vladds

In rally cars, they have these days requirements...

In rally cars, they have these days requirements for converters and the teams mount them by the muffler.
https://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20955

...
08-14-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Vladds

:) So in the C63 the rear oxygen sensors are...

:)
So in the C63 the rear oxygen sensors are before (upsteream) the secondary converters. I had not noticed this, although I replaced them, I didn't pay attention.
Usually, with many cars the...
04-23-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
Posted By Vladds

Very nice car.

Very nice car.
03-22-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,587
Posted By Vladds

These are DSS Carbon CLK actual ones. Of course...

These are DSS Carbon CLK actual ones.
Of course the DSS CLK AMG will be different from the C63, but different in length and such, colors, layout, torque holding, flanges, will be the same..


In...
03-21-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,587
Posted By Vladds

Ok, bare with me, I'm at work and subject to all...

Ok, bare with me, I'm at work and subject to all kinds of limitations.
If you Google I see
Horsepower freaks model number MBSH-C63-C
$1699.99
I see vividracing same price
Same model number. ...
03-17-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,425
Posted By Vladds

It could mean any of a number of different...

It could mean any of a number of different things:
-change of part suppliers due to better pricing to Mercedes by the supplier.

-change in design for compliance to this or that standard, or...
01-31-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By Vladds

the Deka ETX20L is 310 CCA, 17.5 Ah, 15 lb ...

the Deka ETX20L is
310 CCA, 17.5 Ah, 15 lb


The Odyssey PC680 is
170 CCA 16 Ah, 15 lb


The Braille B2015 is
425 CCA, 21 Ah, 15 lb
01-28-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,387
Posted By Vladds

This is something I thought about. First of...

This is something I thought about.
First of all, I am running 5W50 in my Subaru Sti engine. Their spec is lower on the high temp side.
I am measuring both oil temperature and oil pressure there (in...
01-21-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,636
Posted By Vladds

Congrats, welcome to the community.

Congrats, welcome to the community.
01-08-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,650
Posted By Vladds

I'll try to explain why I like Alfa, I'm going to...

I'll try to explain why I like Alfa, I'm going to generalize a bit, bare with me:


These days cars cater to owners, this has been the case for a long time.
When a car is built so that everyone...
12-16-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,474
Posted By Vladds

The Dyno rig has its own obd2 and external...

The Dyno rig has its own obd2 and external sensors capabilities.
So he will get the info that you need.

As far as xentry, it has a dedicated test routine for the solenoids and the cam...
09-27-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,118
Posted By Vladds

How to use a Lisle Combustion Leak Detector kit...

How to use a Lisle Combustion Leak Detector kit 75500 on a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L v8 - YouTube


Take a look at how this works, the video is not mine.


The vapors from the car bubble through...
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