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06-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By mercy-me

I have a similar setup. What I did was set up a...

I have a similar setup. What I did was set up a folder which shares files between the virtual machine and host. Google "share files with virtual machine" and that will get you started. It took me a...
06-06-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By KleemanE550

I think I fixed it

I researched turbochargers in general. One site sais clogged engine air filters can cause a turbo to leak. I checked mine (like I said I had just purchased the car) and there was an actual pile of...
06-06-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By MBenzo250_

The issue seems to be solved. It was down to a...

The issue seems to be solved. It was down to a faulty Oil temperature sensor within the Oil Sump. So far so good!
Thanks everyone for their help.
06-03-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By AZN Optics

You're highest lumen will actually be at 4500k...

You're highest lumen will actually be at 4500k (soft white), but it's only a slight drop to 5500k and you get a much more aesthetically pleasing pure white color. 6500k is white with a slight bluish...
06-02-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,583
Posted By Marcorati

Big brake upgrade on w212 for cheap

So I own a 2011 E550 4matic. Iím sure you have heard several complaints on this forum regarding warping of the front rotors. Well I finally did an upgrade for basically the same cost of replacing the...
05-31-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By jlemyre

Ok, back from shop. The service rep didn't want...

Ok, back from shop. The service rep didn't want to say I was hypersensitive and that I did the right thing bringing it in to have checked out. Both left driver side wheels have minor bends on the...
05-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,289
Posted By kajtek1

I love ECO stop due to lot of long-time red...

I love ECO stop due to lot of long-time red lights on my home route and now am annoyed when it will not engage.
So far nobody reported any bigger trouble with it, while trunk space for small...
05-30-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,053
Posted By kajtek1

Living in hot climates I become DIY expert in AC...

Living in hot climates I become DIY expert in AC fixing and it gets really annoying when you see 30 or even 100 replies on topic, where OP does everything but troubleshooting.
That gets especially...
05-28-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Richard Koop

Great write-up. Thanks. I'm getting the dreaded...

Great write-up. Thanks. I'm getting the dreaded P0340 code. Going to replace the camshaft position sensor but will check all the connections as well.

Richard
05-28-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By mercy-me

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/hand_pump_62ba11cc6c72b7c70b4899d1876cafdacec01bab.jpg
I changed my Diff at 93K and fluid coming out was same color as new stuff I...
05-28-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By 2011WhiteE350

You can buy the hand pump like Mud mentioned. I...

You can buy the hand pump like Mud mentioned.
I use this transfer pump around $12 bucks at part store....
05-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By RDE38

Looks very nice.

Looks very nice.
05-11-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By MBENZTECH

Your leak is from the front cylinder head covers....

Your leak is from the front cylinder head covers. It's the only common leak on the M278/M276 engines. They use the Mercedes Black sealant but for whatever reason they leak. Just reseal and make...
05-07-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By KEY08

Maybe only drive on rainy days? When were the...

Maybe only drive on rainy days? When were the engine/transmission mounts last replaced? They may have collapsed and the water will lube the surface temporarily until they dry out again.
04-29-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,447
Posted By JALLEN4

There are 17,000 + new car dealers in the U.S....

There are 17,000 + new car dealers in the U.S. and more than twice that number of used car dealers. The process of acquiring used inventory is competitive and relatively limited in scope. You can buy...
04-29-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Arrie

What a great professional post. Thank You!!! ...

What a great professional post. Thank You!!!

And I agree, no 4 coil packs go bad at the same time, it must be something that is common for the 4 cylinders and this sensor wiring sounds very...
04-27-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By CaliBenzDriver

Unhappy schematic + time & skills

How do you plan on figuring out the wiring without reading the car schematic?
Working under the dashboard is no pick-nick even with a wiring diagram :rolleyes:
04-24-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By atraudes

I tried a similar setup but with some of those...

I tried a similar setup but with some of those unscented incense sticks. It worked, but the smoke wasn't very thick so it was tough to see where it was coming out. Just remember not to bump up the...
04-24-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Sunnyslope48

A smoke generator is a GREAT tool to have. Makes...

A smoke generator is a GREAT tool to have. Makes finding leakage problems SO MUCH EASIER to find. Thanks for sharing your homemade tool.
04-20-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,120
Posted By KEY08

That is an excellent and comprehensive brake...

That is an excellent and comprehensive brake replacement write up, Mud. Lots of very good information not found in most brake DIY threads. The follow up on the run out issue you had also points out...
04-20-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,120
Posted By Quattrodude

Good day everyone - I have seen so many threads...

Good day everyone - I have seen so many threads on this - I spent a long time researching this...

Please watch this video - to understand the real issue - ...
04-20-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By mercy-me

I would get the closest to stock as possible....

I would get the closest to stock as possible. B4's are suggested by Bilstein. The suspension on these cars is stiff enough and any additional stiffness will definitely spoil your rough road driving...
04-18-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Darel

I think you guys ought to just give it a try,...

I think you guys ought to just give it a try, once in your life. Replacing modern unitized wheel bearings is a GIANT PITA regardless of if you're working on a carport or in a fully-equipped garage. ...
04-16-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,447
Posted By AndresInSpace

Updates: I have told Carvana I want to return...

Updates:
I have told Carvana I want to return the car. They have agreed. I will be charged $1 per mile over 500 (they extended the 400 to 500, after I asked twice..) .. I am over $10 or $20.....
04-16-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By JPrusnick

Final Update: They did conclude that the entirety...

Final Update: They did conclude that the entirety of the problems related to the driver assist functions failing with the Radar System was with the corrosion. THe culprit was the wire harness and...
04-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,447
Posted By kajtek1

If small accident wasn't reported, it will not...

If small accident wasn't reported, it will not affect resale value. How many CPO cars have painted parts and buyers are never notify?
Without seeing the car it is hard to tell what are you getting. ...
04-07-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,447
Posted By JALLEN4

I am not a programer, computer expert, iPhone...

I am not a programer, computer expert, iPhone guru, or any other techno savant. I am though old, worn out, grandfatherly, and down to only being able to run five miles a day and lift weights three...
04-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,447
Posted By aquinob

This is my take from an older perspective. Your...

This is my take from an older perspective. Your generation is used to buying everything online, so why not cars? You can even shop in your Comfy Pants with your emotional support animal. :hammer:...
04-02-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By ghlkal

Mud, thanks for the review. This looks like an...

Mud, thanks for the review. This looks like an interesting tool.
03-31-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By amg_w211

Air Cleaner Intake-Inlet Duct Tube Hose Fabric DIY Repair (Bish Fabric Mender)

Air Cleaner Intake-Inlet Duct Tube Hose Fabric DIY Repair (Bish Instant Fabric Mender Adhesive)

BACKGROUND. While doing an oil change, I noticed that my air cleaner intake duct hose was torn at...
03-25-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By SteveE400

Front Suspension Creaking -- Redux

Those of you who have been around here longer than I probably remember me grousing about Gonzo (my E400) having the habit of making a creaking noise every time I drive through a dip or over a speed...
03-25-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By couldnthinkaone

here ya go: The Mercedes-Benz "Group" system ...

here ya go:
The Mercedes-Benz "Group" system

The original factory identification system was inherited from car and truck production, it dates back to sometime right after W.W.I. The first system...
03-25-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Garagebuilt

Since forums are usually littered with dead end...

Since forums are usually littered with dead end threads i thought I’d come back and report the issue. It was the front of my sunroof.
03-24-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By AZN Optics

Power cycle your vehicle to reset the SAM. During...

Power cycle your vehicle to reset the SAM. During your series of swapping, if a test was made while no bulb or bulb in wrong polarity was in it, vehicle will cut off power to that socket thinking you...
03-23-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Don Nguyen

Interesting to see that finish on the chrome trim...

Interesting to see that finish on the chrome trim pieces. It's a nice look/different look, which still keeps some of the factory contrast on those pieces versus doing it the standard gloss black...
03-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By atraudes

FWIW, I've tried a number of brands of high-heat...

FWIW, I've tried a number of brands of high-heat clear coats and none of them lasted a week before turning yellow and then brown. I did some research and heard that VHT is the only one that doesn't...
03-14-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By belarus27

Cant add anything else

Cant add anything else
03-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,388
Posted By ItalianJoe1

Not to say I told you so, but.... I did lol.

Not to say I told you so, but.... I did lol.
03-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,196
Posted By atraudes

Thanks! I always stick to the mantra that its...

Thanks! I always stick to the mantra that its easier to plan preventative maintenance than deal with unexpected repairs. I love having the peace of mind that I can drive to the next state over...
03-02-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By 95viper

Nice!

Nice!
03-01-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By rustybear3

Here is a direct link on the web site in case...

Here is a direct link on the web site in case anyone has difficulty navigating it. https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bolt-on-breather-vent.html
02-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By ghlkal

Excellent DIY Thanks for taking the time to...

Excellent DIY Thanks for taking the time to document this and provide the pics.

It's a very good point to ensure you test the LED before putting things back together.

I guess I'll need to do...
02-22-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By ghlkal

Thanks for trying this solution, Mud. And thanks...

Thanks for trying this solution, Mud. And thanks for taking the time to write it up. :y

I hate headlight condensation, and thankfully my E550 doesn't have it (yet). Your investigation seems...
02-21-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By MBNUT1

Excellent write-up! Great contribution to the...

Excellent write-up! Great contribution to the forum!
02-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By thefisch

I'm not even going to do this but I still enjoy...

I'm not even going to do this but I still enjoy reading Mud's DIY guides. Always clear instructions with great photos.
02-20-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By S550e

Another great write-up from the one and only Mud!...

Another great write-up from the one and only Mud! Changing out the reverse light bulbs was one of the first things I did to my car when I bought it. I makes a hell of a difference, visual output and...
02-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By kajtek1

Considering that MB has brake pad sensors, who...

Considering that MB has brake pad sensors, who depends on driving style still give you few thousands miles before the pads will come to 0, any brake job estimate who does not include actual pads...
02-18-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By S550e

You sir always has the best writeups and...

You sir always has the best writeups and information. Thank you! :urock:
02-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By mercy-me

Great advice above from Mud to get it checked at...

Great advice above from Mud to get it checked at a specialty shop. I had a similar problem with my previous W220 chasing a low howling or rumble at speeds between 60-75 mph. It really wasn't that...
01-31-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,985
Posted By Arrie

The ďair pocketĒ that I am trying to explain will...

The ďair pocketĒ that I am trying to explain will not clear out from the system. If radiator is only half filled or even less the air just sits in the top of the radiator.

I donít know how...
01-22-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By cetialpha5

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

I would have gotten the same Champion AGM battery at Pepboys. It has a $40 rebate good til January 27th. Makes it much cheaper than the Bosch battery. Also Champion is made by JCI and Bosch is Exide....
01-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By jonUF02

Honestly my Rockford 10" powered sub only has the...

Honestly my Rockford 10" powered sub only has the gain about 1/3 up to balance with the rest of the system, but it has plenty more if you really want it. It fits nicely against the back seat, I don't...
01-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By AkaSigFreak

I have been pleased with the subtle improvement...

I have been pleased with the subtle improvement in bass response from the JL Audio Powered Subwoofer I installed. It is almost invisible in the trunk and the amount of fill is sufficient without...
01-08-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By pb39374

Look up the original order sheet w/VIN

Pretty cool site I came across. Plug in the VIN and you get the original order specs for your MB

https://www.datamb.com/
01-05-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By dbldpr

I remember reading on the forum that the car is...

I remember reading on the forum that the car is constantly sending voltage to different parts of the car even when off , I think it had something to do with the back up battery and the car checking...
11-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,622
Posted By Vilem

Thanx. I have rather replaced it before lesson learned

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/wp_20181102_10_38_09_pro_a2aa0d98e2caeb8478e7878c53d6faf0800c16d5.jpg
Geniue radiator petcock fits my W212 2010 4 matic , originally...
07-14-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By belarus27

once i moved rubber on the inner side of that b...

once i moved rubber on the inner side of that b pillar trim , i was able to see 3 screws.
after i removed those screws i was easily able to slide off that piece to the left to take it out.
older...
07-14-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,152
Posted By Joe Francis

Hi Everyone, Thanks you all for this thread,...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks you all for this thread, I just had the exact issue, as strange as it is, with my 2010 E350. I had no doubt that this was going to be over a thousand dollar repair at the...
07-22-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,748
Posted By - Mover -

Update: The blower is working like new...

Update:

The blower is working like new again. Chirping sound is gone !

A few things worth mentioning. I've noticed some members complaining that they can't twist the blower enough to remove it...
04-04-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,691
Posted By enzo thecat

I think the problem is finally fixed. No more...

I think the problem is finally fixed. No more shudder when turning tight & slow. If there are any more developments, Ill be sure to post about it here. If you don't hear from me, all is good.
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