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06-17-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By NHSl550

Just installed this. Works great

Just installed this. Works great
06-15-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Frederick NL

No. Youíre in an early stage of a financially...

No. Youíre in an early stage of a financially serious addiction. Thatís all. :report:
06-14-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By Rudeney

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k...

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k miles, so it had about 8 oil changes with Mobil 1 0w40 (sucked out with the Mityvac). I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very clean and free of...
06-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By sean65

The transmission mode button is functional now....

The transmission mode button is functional now. Making progress here!
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06-12-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By Rudeney

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A...

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A LOT. My guess is that it's pumped over 500 quarts of oil and needs new seals (which really just means I need a new Mityvac). It does work much better...
06-12-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By ray0214

Maybe different models are different, but I pump...

Maybe different models are different, but I pump the mityvac about 6 or 8 times and sit back and watch it do itís thing. It wonít quite hold the 9 qts, so I stop and pour out a qt then resume. Like...
06-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bhopkins

My Mity Vac sure takes a long time. I use it...

My Mity Vac sure takes a long time. I use it because I don't like to lift my SL550 if I don't have to. But I would never say that faster oil changes is a forte of the Mity Vac.
06-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By ray0214

Yes, I do have an extractor, a mitey vac, it does...

Yes, I do have an extractor, a mitey vac, it does a great job
05-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rudeney

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube...

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube into the dipstick tube and run it down to the bottom of the pan.
04-24-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,831
Posted By SLCDIAG

This is correct. As they are downstream from the...

This is correct. As they are downstream from the downstream oxygen sensors (which sole purpose is to monitor catalyst efficiency), you can pass a plug in emissions test with them cut out. Having...
04-24-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Frederick NL

Elbow grease, showing off

Just for the fun of it: my cars will feature a main article in the (non factory) Dutch MB Classic Magazine. Had a tough Easter weekend polishing the bright work on the Pagoda and working against the...
04-24-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,831
Posted By gaazmon

I think so from what I remember. Mine were...

I think so from what I remember. Mine were attached together with a bracket as well that holds them together (so looks like two large soda cans with a metal bracket). The car doesn't have a...
04-22-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,831
Posted By gaazmon

On the 550 engine, the secondary cats are...

On the 550 engine, the secondary cats are actually resonators so zero issue with removing them.
04-18-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,748
Posted By JettaRed

[/color] Does anyone else find that...

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Does anyone else find that statement ridiculous? Iím really thinking that poor sucker ainít gonna make it, regardless.
04-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 525,185
Posted By Dhunch22

New user here. picked up a 2007 SL550 last...

New user here.
picked up a 2007 SL550 last week. has 46,xxx miles on it. did some basic maintenance on it right off the bat;
tranny flush, ABC flush, Vario pump flush, steering flush, oil/filter...
04-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Rudeney

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms...

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms of increased volume of air and their ability to filter out particulate. Since the pull air in from the bottom, any large particulate will drop to...
04-13-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By gregorynp

Air cleaner over the years

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Changing my air cleaner in my 2011 SL550 and wonder...
04-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By Rudeney

Speaking of Subarus and parking... my friend's...

Speaking of Subarus and parking... my friend's son has a new Subaru with "Eye Sight" and was showing off how it could park itself. It back itself into the front right fender of my friend's E420! ...
04-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By rustybear3

I meant parking in "finding parking spaces." I...

I meant parking in "finding parking spaces." I too took my drivers test in my Dad's 63 Cadillac, and scored 98 on the parallel parking. It wasn't until years later that I found out they don't even...
04-10-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By xclens

Haha, odds are that there aren't too many under...

Haha, odds are that there aren't too many under 18 browsing the Mercedes SL forums.. :)

Congrats on the new car! Love the red seats.
04-10-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By GRADS2112

Honestly that car pulled more ass in the garage...

Honestly that car pulled more ass in the garage than any other car I've seen on the road. For some strange reason girls always wanted to to get naked in the car! It must of been the suicide doors....
04-09-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By rustybear3

I had a 1968 Coupe de Ville many years ago....

I had a 1968 Coupe de Ville many years ago. Nothing...and I mean nothing could compare to the silky smooth ride of those big cars. But as for parking? That's another story...
...
04-08-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By GRADS2112

I had a '64 Lincoln before the Caddy...it's kind...

I had a '64 Lincoln before the Caddy...it's kind of weird, even though the Cadillac is a 2 door it's still longer than the 4 door Lincoln.
...
04-07-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Rudeney

LOL! Well, you could have also bought a MY2009...

LOL! Well, you could have also bought a MY2009 or MY2012 as they are all the same (but you could not have bought a MY2010 because for some reason, they did not make any for that year! )

You can...
04-06-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, I do it all the time. The only issue I've...

Yes, I do it all the time. The only issue I've had is the it seem to be a bit finicky about the SD cards. I can only get it to read smaller ones, like 2GB, and no "HC" cards. Put the card int he...
04-06-2019, 04:39 PM
03-13-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Rudeney

The issue with the fuel filler side is just one...

The issue with the fuel filler side is just one of convenience. There is no standard. I think it's fine that most European cars on the right, and most American and Asian makes are on the left. It...
03-01-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By dsosnow

Green

Yep - green w a tan interior. I think itís a pretty nice looking ride.
02-26-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,920
Posted By bobterry99

State of the art audio? Since I presume that is...

State of the art audio? Since I presume that is the question asked, I'll give the off-topic reply.

The home audio system I have now was put together in 2007. The speakers are c. 35 years old, the...
01-08-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rudeney

If money is an issue and you aren't going to DIY...

If money is an issue and you aren't going to DIY then an R230 is probably not a good choice.
01-08-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Rudeney

The SBC system does need an re-calibration...

The SBC system does need an re-calibration performed after replacing the pad and/or rotors. This is so that the system can pre-apply the brakes and also use the auto-dry function. I do not know if...
01-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

Here it is. I made a PDF out of the procedure...

Here it is. I made a PDF out of the procedure reading through a few manuals and what not.
01-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bahnstormer

Sprint Booster is probably one of the best mods...

Sprint Booster is probably one of the best mods you can do for under three beans.
01-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By Rudeney

The SprintBooster is nice, but it would be much...

The SprintBooster is nice, but it would be much nicer at $100 vs. $300!
12-22-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By tbeiler

Interesting question, I also hear my pump cycle...

Interesting question, I also hear my pump cycle every time I get into the car after its been sitting for a few hours, normal or problem?
09-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,460
Posted By FxFormat

Boy you are sure right about that, It's been 2...

Boy you are sure right about that, It's been 2 months of airing it out, dousing the entire trunk in febreeze, shampooed the carpeted liner. It still smells awful in the trunk, i think i have to...
09-10-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Aussiesuede

With Shipping from Germany,it's $100 bucks....

With Shipping from Germany,it's $100 bucks. Pricey for a filter, but worth the peace of mind imo. Alternatively, there are owners in Germany who use a standard clear magnetic diesel fuel filter that...
07-10-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By Rudeney

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).
07-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By FxFormat

You need to use Waze whenever you take the R230...

You need to use Waze whenever you take the R230 out, i have 600hp under my foot and it's hard not to slam it all the time. Waze has saved me from potential tickets/imprisonment plenty of times. ...
07-10-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By fooschnickens

Yeah, these cars are deceptively quick. A lot of...

Yeah, these cars are deceptively quick. A lot of it comes down to how effortlessly they carry speed, and how few indicators of that speed translate into the cabin area. I had the same issue after I...
07-09-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Rudeney

It's the red button on the trunk sill, to the...

It's the red button on the trunk sill, to the right of the latch. I think the official term in the owner's manual is "load assist". For cars with the hydraulic trunk open/close feature, the roof...
06-14-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By viper1996

Ha, Maybe I was impaired and caught off guard!

Ha, Maybe I was impaired and caught off guard!
06-13-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rudeney

NTG 2.5 is VIN coded. I am sure someone...

NTG 2.5 is VIN coded. I am sure someone somewhere has figured out a hack for it, but otherwise, it won't work if installed in a different car.
06-07-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Rudeney

They usually list the version by model year. I...

They usually list the version by model year. I have 2011, and also a copy of 2014. I never got the 2014 to work well, so I stick with the 2011 (which si also the year of my latest MBZ).
06-06-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Rudeney

I have a C3 version and it works just find for my...

I have a C3 version and it works just find for my MY2011 SL550. It's not the "C3" vs. "C4" that matters - it's the version of the software.
06-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By viper1996

Got it off of ebay for 350.00...It is a C3...

Got it off of ebay for 350.00...It is a C3 version... You need a later version for a 2011...
05-25-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,366
Posted By Frederick NL

I'm sure danaw007 is right about that. On our...

I'm sure danaw007 is right about that. On our 2005 model the difference is decisive for comfort. Sometimes I wonder why it is so restless in the car - ah forgot to put the screen up - *flip* and all...
03-29-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 525,185
Posted By vinhtrandinh

2008 R230 complete new paint job

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04-26-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By carguyshu

when you drive more miles on the loaner than you...

when you drive more miles on the loaner than you do the SL
04-24-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By carguyshu

when you realize that AMG stands for 'All Money...

when you realize that AMG stands for 'All Money Gone'
04-22-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By pfarah77

You know you own a R230...

I've seen this thread type on other forums so I figured, why not here?

When:
- You pray to hear that final click when the trunk closes (soft-close feature).
- You cross your fingers every time...
11-14-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,792
Posted By cal1

I revitalized an old DIY I did a number of years...

I revitalized an old DIY I did a number of years ago on trim replacement and pasted it below. The prices have likely changed and I am not sure if the website I listed below is even active. Also, if I...
11-01-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,684
Posted By docestes

Great thread!

New to the forum...

Love this discussion!
57 yo guy here.
Wanted an SL since I was a teenager.
Initially looked for R107. Found a '75 (the year of my 16th birthday, thought that would be...
12-03-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By JetKit

Keyless stopped working after replacing fob batteries

Yesterday I replaced the batteries on both my FOBs, and after that keyless was not unlocking doors on touch and the start button was not working. Pressing lock/unlock in the FOB worked.

I found...
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