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Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Diabolis

All other things being equal (i.e. same air...

All other things being equal (i.e. same air pressure and filter surface area), higher air flow ALWAYS comes at the expense of filtration ability (it's a linear relationship). The larger the void...
03-20-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Anytime. Re sliders and back brace - you only...

Anytime. Re sliders and back brace - you only need to consider getting one if the back of the seat at your track driving position is far enough from the cage that it bending backwards could result in...
03-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

DISCLAIMER - THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE MY...

DISCLAIMER - THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE MY OWN AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE ADVICE ON DRIVER SAFETY. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DRIVER SAFETY AND EVERYTHING I SAY HERE IS PURE CONJECTURE AND POSSIBLY A LIE....
03-18-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Hi Jim, Anytime Sir. As for Ken Myers, I...

Hi Jim,

Anytime Sir. As for Ken Myers, I highly doubt that he knows me by name... but if you told him "the guy from Canada that picked your brain for an hour on seat back rebound characteristics...
03-15-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Hi Jim, I asked both of my cage builders (at...

Hi Jim,

I asked both of my cage builders (at different shops) and both of them said the same thing - 99% of the time they use 1.75" x 0.120" DOM steel tubing for sports / GT cars. It is compliant...
03-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Thanks Jim. Curious how this thing is going to...

Thanks Jim. Curious how this thing is going to turn out. Keep us in the loop please.

deadlyvt - the non-panoramic sunroof doesn't weigh nearly as much as the pano so I can't see a huge advantage...
02-26-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Diabolis

I am running 19x9 ET 40 fronts and 19x10 ET 50...

I am running 19x9 ET 40 fronts and 19x10 ET 50 rears (on a Canadian APX car which is 10mm lower than US variants) with MPS4S 255/35-19 and 275/30-19 respectively and have not observed any rubbing...
02-17-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Diabolis

If you're in Canada where we still have "proper"...

If you're in Canada where we still have "proper" diesel (read: B5 or less), all you need to do is use a tank of Shell's "V-Power" diesel once in a blue moon as it containls all the fuel system...
02-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Diabolis

All of them are prone to cracking when the rim...

All of them are prone to cracking when the rim hits the pavement. It's just easier to to do with a wheel with an underinflated 255/30-19 tire than on one that has a higher sidewall and/or more air in...
11-20-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Yup... I have no idea how they made it. I seem to...

Yup... I have no idea how they made it. I seem to recall a discussion that the fact that it was a Mustang with a very high "waistline" and that they didn't have harnesses (just regular three-point...
11-13-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,105
Posted By Diabolis

The car is NOT running cooler - it is actually...

The car is NOT running cooler - it is actually running hotter. The oil is thicker and doesn't flow as easily as the 0W-40 you had in it before so it doesn't remove as much heat from the nooks and...
11-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

Just a word of caution guys. As nice as that roll...

Just a word of caution guys. As nice as that roll bar looks, the portion where the main hoop connects to the rear cross members is connected by two Allen key bolts. Furthermore, without reinforcement...
10-31-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Diabolis

There is a micro-switch that signals the system...

There is a micro-switch that signals the system when the roof is in the closed position that has failed. Seen it happen on a C63 of the same generation that presumably uses the same system.
10-29-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Diabolis

Mercedes only uses two of them - one is pink and...

Mercedes only uses two of them - one is pink and the other blue, so that would be the correct one.

However, if the color is anything but pure blue, chances are some "generic" green coolant was...
10-24-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,688
Posted By Diabolis

You'll be able to fit everything except cereal...

You'll be able to fit everything except cereal (unless it is camouflaged or hidden in a paper bag)... exposed cereal has no place being transported in a track car even when it is a cargo hauling one....
10-02-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,827
Posted By Diabolis

Enjoy the ride! As for the magnetic shocks, MB...

Enjoy the ride! As for the magnetic shocks, MB has been putting them on every AMG made in the last three years from the CLA45 and C43 to the AMG GT R... they call it AMG RIDE CONTROL.
10-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Diabolis

Actually - driving on the rim (deflated tire) at...

Actually - driving on the rim (deflated tire) at slow speeds even for a few hundred meters could have easily cut the sidewall like that (and he would have had to climb up through the esses to get to...
08-30-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Diabolis

[/left] No, that's safety. Every tire has an...

[/left]
No, that's safety. Every tire has an approved rim width. Just because you walked through a village where some residents have Ebola and you didn't get sick, it doesn't mean that Ebola is not...
08-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Diabolis

On the OEM 8" & 9" wide rims, I wouldn't put...

On the OEM 8" & 9" wide rims, I wouldn't put anything wider than the OEM 235 & 255 sized tires, especially on 19s which have minimal sidewall. They are already stretched enough as it. As a guide,...
08-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Diabolis

CCW or Forgeline are pretty much your only two...

CCW or Forgeline are pretty much your only two options for track wheels.

FYI, the teammate comparison is applicable only when you're both using the same equipment, i.e. the same car. An E46 M3...
07-29-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Diabolis

You are on the right path... either one of the...

You are on the right path... either one of the pulleys is misaligned or something is starting to seize up.
07-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Diabolis

Yes, the 10" rim itself will be ~12.5mm wider...

Yes, the 10" rim itself will be ~12.5mm wider than a 9.5" rim - but it's not the rim, it's the tire that rubs. :) You need the wider rims to properly support the tire carcass - it has nothing to do...
07-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Diabolis

+1.

+1.
07-25-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Diabolis

Been there done that myself Jim... just didn't...

Been there done that myself Jim... just didn't take pictures. ;)
07-25-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Diabolis

OEM width rims (8" F & 9" R) are MUCH to narrow...

OEM width rims (8" F & 9" R) are MUCH to narrow to properly support 245 & 265 Trofeo Rs, in particular on a fat porker like a C63. You'd need 9" wide ET40 F & 10" wide ET50 R for those tire sizes.
07-24-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Diabolis

I'd go with a 9" wide ET40 front and 10" wide...

I'd go with a 9" wide ET40 front and 10" wide ET50 rear. For the weight of the car, 8.5" & 9.5" rims are on the narrow side even for OEM sized stickier tires.
06-19-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By Diabolis

^ Agree completely. Flat tappet design and cams...

^ Agree completely. Flat tappet design and cams made of (softer) nodular iron definitely warrant consideration of using oils more suitable for the application than the MB-branded stuff engineered for...
06-07-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,802
Posted By Diabolis

My suspicion is that it is indeed a lot more...

My suspicion is that it is indeed a lot more profitable to sell $1K+ tunes if you can claim that they give you +45 hp instead of just +19 hp.

And, what doesn't make sense given the before and...
05-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,590
Posted By Diabolis

All other things being equal, the heavier the car...

All other things being equal, the heavier the car and/or the sticker the tire, the wider the rim sizes you need to properly support the tire carcass without rolling.
When you're looking at tire...
05-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,590
Posted By Diabolis

The tire load rating is essentially a result of...

The tire load rating is essentially a result of the tire size and the carcass construction. For any given tire size though, all of them appear to have the same rating (in either the SL or XL...
05-28-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,028
Posted By Diabolis

Anytime. The C63 is a blast to drive around a...

Anytime. The C63 is a blast to drive around a fast, sweeping track... but the only way you really can enjoy it is with that 44O kit. Yes, it is not the ideal tool for the job, and I have a...
05-23-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Diabolis

If this won't be your dedicated track car, I...

If this won't be your dedicated track car, I would go with the OEM brake fluid for a different reason - the fluid viscosity. The OEM Mercedes brake fluid is an ultra low viscosity fluid and about...
05-23-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Diabolis

This morning there were three OEM sets (with...

This morning there were three OEM sets (with tires) on the first page on Kijiji (Toronto - I think I searched for "ML winter wheels"). IIRC two sets were the OEM ML 19s and one set looked like the...
05-23-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Diabolis

FRESH Mercedes OEM brake fluid is fine, and will...

FRESH Mercedes OEM brake fluid is fine, and will have a higher boiling point than the best race brake fluid made at any price (Castrol SRF) that is six months old. If the brake fluid is fresh, the...
05-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Diabolis

The diesel ML350 (BlueTEC) curb weight is a hair...

The diesel ML350 (BlueTEC) curb weight is a hair under 5200 lbs, not 4600. Those extra 1000 lbs on top of the E wagon would be enough to turn me away even if you could bolt the wheels on. Besides,...
05-14-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By Diabolis

Dude... you just replied to a five-year-old...

Dude... you just replied to a five-year-old thread. Mercedes stopped producing ML350s three years ago... I sure hope they have all made it into customers' hands by now. :nix:
03-29-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,590
Posted By Diabolis

Now that looks like a proper warrior without the...

Now that looks like a proper warrior without the rice! :y
03-01-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Diabolis

I wouldn't have told him... I would have let him...

I wouldn't have told him... I would have let him sell the car. :nonono:
02-15-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Diabolis

In addition to the alternator warning light that...

In addition to the alternator warning light that would have been illuminated the entire time, there's an instrument in the cluster called an engine temperature gauge. It measures the temperature of...
02-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Diabolis

Aside from any noise considerations, installing...

Aside from any noise considerations, installing them right after the headers would burn up your exhaust valves in short order and you'd probably lose some power. The M156 needs some back pressure on...
02-11-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Diabolis

And don't use 5 mm spacers either... that puts...

And don't use 5 mm spacers either... that puts all of the vertical load on the bolts instead of the hub flange which could be just as fatal as weakening the spokes when the bolts shear. In other...
01-30-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,053
Posted By Diabolis

What? Stop being logical - you're putting snake...

What? Stop being logical - you're putting snake oil salesmen out of business and making children cry.
Forum: Canada
01-26-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Diabolis

Pizza with ham and diskettes tastes funny. ...

Pizza with ham and diskettes tastes funny.

:confused:
01-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,827
Posted By Diabolis

A run-of-the-mill Mustang is worse in all three...

A run-of-the-mill Mustang is worse in all three areas than a Honda Civic, never mind anything made by Mercedes. The only exception in the handling department only would be the Shelby GT350R, which is...
01-12-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,907
Posted By Diabolis

It was a good post until the very end - because...

It was a good post until the very end - because an ECU tune does NOT change how fast the transmission shifts. They may appear quicker as the ECU tune won't reduce the power during the time it takes...
01-09-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,907
Posted By Diabolis

Technically it's not called the 44O kit - that is...

Technically it's not called the 44O kit - that is the retrofit kit for non-BS C63s - but yes, the BS has the additional oil cooling capacity from the factory on which the 44O kit for the non-BS cars...
01-03-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,907
Posted By Diabolis

Er - sorry, but only a complete and utter idiot...

Er - sorry, but only a complete and utter idiot would molest a BS car (unless you go all the way in like JRCart did with his 700++ hp forced induction Weistecs). If you want to mod something, get a...
01-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Diabolis

I am assuming this was meant for the OP... I...

I am assuming this was meant for the OP... I agree with you completely. The C63 is not more difficult to drive in the winter and snow than any other 2WD car, period. And, 4WD / AWD only gives you the...
12-14-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,990
Posted By Diabolis

And how exactly is $2K for a brake job on a C63...

And how exactly is $2K for a brake job on a C63 even steep, let alone a robbery? The only thing wrong here is your expectation to be able to get them for Toyota Yaris money. :shakehead
12-08-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,196
Posted By Diabolis

My responses to others - when I disagree with...

My responses to others - when I disagree with them - at the very least *begin* by me pointing out facts in evidence and logically substantiating my view or conclusions, which for the record is...
12-07-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By Diabolis

If the replacement M156 motor is not coming from...

If the replacement M156 motor is not coming from another C63, keep in mind that at the very least you'll have to replace the oil pan and a couple of other things as those are model-specific. FWIW,...
11-29-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Diabolis

Planted makes a seat mount for the C63. While I...

Planted makes a seat mount for the C63. While I don't have a race seat in my C63, I've used Planted mounts in my last four track cars (plus that's all we use for the various track cars at the shop)...
11-13-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Diabolis

.. unless the last four characters are BMG6, in...

.. unless the last four characters are BMG6, in which case the oil is the old Petronas-made AMG 0W-40 oil (the one in the black bottle with a blue-green label) blended for them by Sunoco in Belgium....
11-13-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 40,538
Posted By Diabolis

Yes, we understand that. Besides, there are no...

Yes, we understand that. Besides, there are no Petronas or any other xW-50 oils that meet the MB 229.5 spec, including the brands you mentioned. See the approved list here:...
11-12-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 40,538
Posted By Diabolis

Because a 50-weight oil is too thick to flow...

Because a 50-weight oil is too thick to flow properly through all the internal oil passages and thus lubricate and cool the M156 engine internals. Yes, really.

And no, it's not the 5W-40 oil that...
10-27-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Diabolis

I own one and occasionally get to drive three...

I own one and occasionally get to drive three different BT MLs in addition to mine, and they are all very sluggish until the turbo fully spools up from any speed. I now routinely downshift with the...
10-27-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Diabolis

Normal turbo lag for the Bluetec ML.

Normal turbo lag for the Bluetec ML.
10-27-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Diabolis

Hmm.... well, I suppose there is a possibility...

Hmm.... well, I suppose there is a possibility that it could be caused by ECU interference rays from Mars.

That's like asking "I wanted to have better vision, so I found a little camera lens and...
10-21-2017, 02:20 PM
10-18-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,447
Posted By Diabolis

I suspected that may be the case... with the...

I suspected that may be the case... with the exception of some SL63s with the M157, I've never heard of intermittent erratic oil level warnings on any MB made in the last ~12 years.

The oil volume...
10-16-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Diabolis

Aftermarket pads will almost always warp OEM...

Aftermarket pads will almost always warp OEM rotors on a vehicle with small-ish rotor sizes for the mass of the vehicle. Their coefficient of friction is different from OEM pads and as a result they...
09-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Diabolis

Race Start is a feature on the SpeedShift MCT...

Race Start is a feature on the SpeedShift MCT transmission that uses a wet clutch instead of a torque converter. MB doesn't use the MCT on the ML63 because of the weight of the vehicle and its...
09-15-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By Diabolis

First, there are no potholes on a race track. The...

First, there are no potholes on a race track. The track pavement is considerably smoother than what you'll find even on the nicest public roads. And, even when you drive over the curbing (rumble...
08-30-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By Diabolis

I have yet to see one of them unicorn aux...

I have yet to see one of them unicorn aux batteries on a W204 C63... :nix:
06-14-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

For the last time - the hub flange IS FOR BEARING...

For the last time - the hub flange IS FOR BEARING WEIGHT.
06-14-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

:confused: AS WELL AS SUPPORTING THE...

:confused:


AS WELL AS SUPPORTING THE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE.


YOU DO GET SHEARED BOLTS WHEN THEY SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE CAR - WHICH THEY WEREN'T DESIGNED TO - IN A HUB-CENTRIC APPLICATION....
06-14-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

The dangerous information you are giving is in...

The dangerous information you are giving is in bold in your quote above. Your multiple "reliable" sources are NOT reliable sources. See the links from tpliquid, and here are a couple more:
...
06-14-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

I am not about to get in a pissing match, but if...

I am not about to get in a pissing match, but if you Google "Hub-centric wheel load" and read any of the first half-dozen hits, all should give you a straight-forward explanation of what carries the...
06-14-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

Just a quick primer on hub-centric vs....

Just a quick primer on hub-centric vs. lug-centric wheels: https://www.thoughtco.com/hub-centric-vs-lug-centric-wheels-3234497. You might want to read the second paragraph (HUB-CENTRIC).
06-14-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,979
Posted By Diabolis

That is completely wrong. Wheel bolts are...

That is completely wrong.

Wheel bolts are only designed to clamp the wheel to the hub laterally, not to support the ENTIRE WEIGHT of the car longitudinally. The only "mixed things" about them are...
06-07-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Diabolis

That is the case 99% of the time with any...

That is the case 99% of the time with any reasonably complex, older performance vehicle that has had more than one owner, so yes, buying or leasing a new one would indeed make MUCH more sense if one...
06-05-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 29,417
Posted By Diabolis

Someone saw something unusual that was agreeable...

Someone saw something unusual that was agreeable with them and shared it with everyone. Others that had seen similar events disagreed with the OP's interpretation, and a rift emerged. People then...
06-04-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,628
Posted By Diabolis

I am not familiar with that track, but in general...

I am not familiar with that track, but in general the oil temps look spot-on for what I've seen on mine at those ambient temperatures. Have fun!!! :y
05-16-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,820
Posted By Diabolis

^ This. Alex - I am afraid the OP is...

^ This.

Alex - I am afraid the OP is confused, not you.

The discrete TPMS sensors are designed to wake up and start transmitting via centrifugal force once the wheels rotate at a certain...
05-16-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By Diabolis

P.S. As for reminders, I think it was Jasonoff...

P.S. As for reminders, I think it was Jasonoff that previously posted the following ultimate go-fast tip... put it on the steering wheel, the gauges (they're basically useless) or a corner of the...
05-09-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By Diabolis

Another satisfied RB customer here. I have RB...

Another satisfied RB customer here. I have RB rotors on the C63 (in OEM size - so this is more of an apples-to-apples comparison) and now on one of the P-cars as well. They can certainly withstand...
05-04-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By Diabolis

I have no horse in this race, but the douchebag...

I have no horse in this race, but the douchebag here is you for condoning illegal behaviour that ends up costing everyone money, not BLKROKT for pointing it out. And, Merc would never refuse to...
05-03-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Diabolis

Just saw this thread and was going to link to the...

Just saw this thread and was going to link to the one at https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/352171-dry-sump-oil-system-c63.html but I gather you've already seen it. In short, oil starvation is...
05-03-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Diabolis

DID YOU READ THE POSTS IN THIS THREAD??? :wall: ...

DID YOU READ THE POSTS IN THIS THREAD??? :wall:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/480x476/80-01420428039_30da4d7faabc20142adb786c0833c5d0fdb0dcef.jpg
05-03-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By Diabolis

For those of you that are still not getting what...

For those of you that are still not getting what should be plainly obvious to everyone, let me spell it out for you. Engineers at company A (let's call it Mercedes as an example, but it certainly...
05-02-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Diabolis

The two key facts that you need to take into...

The two key facts that you need to take into consideration here are that (1) R-comps provide a higher level of grip (adhesion) than street tires, and (2) the C63 is a heavy porker. Assuming a 4000 lb...
05-01-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By Diabolis

Er - no. It is not a warranty issue. Your...

Er - no. It is not a warranty issue. Your argument is exactly the same as me saying "Your nose wasn't bleeding. I then started punching you in the face and your nose started to bleed. However, then I...
04-30-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Diabolis

I would personally go the other way. A 245 / 265...

I would personally go the other way. A 245 / 265 R-comp on an 8" / 9" wide rim respectively is not going to be properly supported and will tend to roll under during cornering, especially on a heavy...
04-26-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,963
Posted By Diabolis

GRP - that is indeed a valid point. I remember...

GRP - that is indeed a valid point. I remember some ten years ago someone with a Porsche 928 put what looked like NACA ducts on the hood at the front of the car but facing the opposite way as air...
04-26-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,963
Posted By Diabolis

Ouch. :( Jim - sorry to hear about the car....

Ouch. :(

Jim - sorry to hear about the car. Fortunately you're OK, and furthermore the damage appears to be pretty minor. Yeah, power and/or speed can occasionally bite you, but at least in the...
04-18-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,273
Posted By Diabolis

No, they are not - they do that on a regular...

No, they are not - they do that on a regular basis. What they won't touch is an aftermarket stering wheel and/or an airbag cover because of potential liablity issues.
Forum: Off Topic
03-28-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Diabolis

Fortunately the OP didn't sustain any injuries or...

Fortunately the OP didn't sustain any injuries or significant damages to other property (or at least none that he mentioned here) so I am assuming that there weren't any. Unlike in litigation-happy...
Forum: Off Topic
03-27-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Diabolis

Consulting an attorney would be a colossal waste...

Consulting an attorney would be a colossal waste of money, as would suing anyone... what would you sue them for? Unlike in the USA where people sue as a purely recreational activity, in the rest of...
02-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Diabolis

:y I don't know the seller, but the kit is a...

:y

I don't know the seller, but the kit is a must if you're going to track the car, and someone on the AMG PL recently posted that the kit is NLA from MBNA. Good luck!
02-08-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Diabolis

There is one for sale by another member here. Do...

There is one for sale by another member here. Do a search and you'll find it. I'd snag it before it's gone as they're NLA.
02-01-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By Diabolis

Yup... I'm told the Glen is a carnage. IIRC this...

Yup... I'm told the Glen is a carnage. IIRC this year is on May 26-28. I should be out with one of two teams, either a red E30 (#61) or a black Honda Civic (#18). Not sure yet if we'll find enough...
02-01-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,340
Posted By Diabolis

kkelis - this is the W204 C63 forum and a...

kkelis - this is the W204 C63 forum and a year-old thread to boot that deals with valve lifter issues in the M156 engine. You may have more luck in getting an answer in a G-Wagen forum or other...
01-31-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By Diabolis

Tks Jim... I somehow missed that entire brake...

Tks Jim... I somehow missed that entire brake cooling and engine heat extraction thread!
01-31-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By Diabolis

Glad everyone is OK - which is the most important...

Glad everyone is OK - which is the most important thing by far.

As for the car - contrary to what you're being told, that is probably about $30K worth of damage if you get it PROPERLY fixed. If...
01-30-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,455
Posted By Diabolis

Polar bears before they sent Jason to the Arctic:...

Polar bears before they sent Jason to the Arctic:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/480x270/80-ili9ehq_21a10595f981ef602572ae74b0383a526422b219.jpg

Jason showing them bears...
01-29-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Diabolis

You can make your own OAS for half of the cost of...

You can make your own OAS for half of the cost of the Weistec unit and get a new EGR valve in the process to boot. The EGR valve (IIRC MB calls it a vent hose or something along those lines) is about...
01-29-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Diabolis

It's not the load bearing of the tires (which BTW...

It's not the load bearing of the tires (which BTW is also insufficient if you ever intend to carry three passengers and/or some cargo in the car - you need 108, not 106 rated tires) nearly as much as...
01-27-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Diabolis

I don't know whether your 350 is RWD or AWD...

I don't know whether your 350 is RWD or AWD (4MATIC), but if it is AWD you may want to think twice about running staggered wheels for another reason - on AWD cars the system will start redistributing...
01-16-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,116
Posted By Diabolis

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/963x700/80-19th_cent_ecce_homo_church_fresco_painting_elias_garcia_martinez_ruined_diy_14931e877ff2980066db13fbf13a39a0d0861d40.jpg
01-12-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,685
Posted By Diabolis

First of all, I no longer drive at highly illegal...

First of all, I no longer drive at highly illegal speeds on public roads... and the one time when I did do so, there most certainly weren't any other vehicles around that I could see for several...
01-12-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,685
Posted By Diabolis

Slow_c63 - traffic fatalities are indeed harsh...

Slow_c63 - traffic fatalities are indeed harsh and uncalled for, and the OP is about to become and/or commit one by his reckless behaviour. I would think that telling someone that they are doing...
01-12-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,685
Posted By Diabolis

Hell no... I actually race cars - but those are...

Hell no... I actually race cars - but those are risks that I and ALL other participans in the sport willingly assume (and furthermore the environment of a racetrack and the various safety equipment...
01-11-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,685
Posted By Diabolis

Absolutely... it's just that most of us won't...

Absolutely... it's just that most of us won't take innocent lives with us.
01-09-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,222
Posted By Diabolis

Faz492 - after reading your posts here, if...

Faz492 - after reading your posts here, if someone like you ever showed up at my shop I'd throw them out myself... never mind not look at their car. MB justifiably doesn't want the headache - or the...
12-30-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By Diabolis

Both PFL and FL cars can overheat the oil and go...

Both PFL and FL cars can overheat the oil and go into limp mode, but during track driving the FL cars are 10x more likely to get to that stage because of the MCT. The "oil temp killer" is some rather...
12-19-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By Diabolis

Thanks AZN! It's good to have a well-informed and...

Thanks AZN! It's good to have a well-informed and honest opinion from someone with lots of experience in automotive lighting. :y
12-14-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By Diabolis

If you are talking about taking a tire with a...

If you are talking about taking a tire with a symmetrical tread pattern (one that does not have an "inside" and an "outside" - like a Toyo T1-R IIRC), dismounting it from the rim and putting it on...
12-14-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By Diabolis

Exclamation You do NOT want to swap tires left to right on a...

You do NOT want to swap tires left to right on a high hp car even if they are not directional (and unless you're runnign a square set of winters, you can't swap them front to rear either because of...
12-12-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Diabolis

Yes - I've actually seen it done, although not on...

Yes - I've actually seen it done, although not on a Benz (but there's no reason to think that it won't work on a MB). For as long as the key fob is within radio range of the perpetrator's amp /...
12-10-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Diabolis

Just saw the "45-hour detail" writeup by...

Just saw the "45-hour detail" writeup by chrisridebike8 - that's an awesome job Sir! :y
12-09-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,694
Posted By Diabolis

Really? And this is based on your vast personal...

Really? And this is based on your vast personal experience with retrofitting these bulbs to the W166 halogen headlight?

For starters, he won't be even able to close the freakin' cap on the back of...
12-05-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Diabolis

Here's a better explanation of what I was tryign...

Here's a better explanation of what I was tryign to say above: http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/bed-in-theory-definitions-and-procedures/bed-in-faq
12-05-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Diabolis

FWIW... in the past I used to swap pads on my...

FWIW... in the past I used to swap pads on my cars probably a dozen times per year for track events. When race pads are cold, they are very abrasive (essentially like sand paper). I'd put them on on...
11-30-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,355
Posted By Diabolis

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/625x375/80-019fb0ccbb9ef85b60647d6d95a3b6f4_9d6766db9b359e92a6101e452ea8b0d4f6f22bdb.jpg
11-25-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,721
Posted By Diabolis

That happens because (a) I really can't further...

That happens because (a) I really can't further simplify things down to your level, and (b) what you are saying is both contradictory and wrong.


Completely agreed with you here... just keep in...
11-24-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Diabolis

I am sorry... you whining (again) and asking...

I am sorry... you whining (again) and asking stupid questions to which there is no correct answer is somehow my fault? How the hell are any of us here supposed to know what something may or may not...
11-22-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,721
Posted By Diabolis

That first post briefly mentions a tune for...

That first post briefly mentions a tune for running E85, but doesn't say much else. The tune is the easiest part of the equation - you can advance the timing a lot with ethanol - but this doesn't...
11-22-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,721
Posted By Diabolis

Let's just get one thing straight right away:...

Let's just get one thing straight right away: ethanol is not an acceptable fuel on its own merits. It is mixed with gasoline and pumped into vehicles in the USA for purely political reasons. The USA...
11-21-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,757
Posted By Diabolis

Here's the schematic diagram you'll need: ...

Here's the schematic diagram you'll need:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/740x952/80-circuit_diagram_25e6b30319971d677cddf2f4dafdd6040648393a.png
11-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,907
Posted By Diabolis

Right - except that he had the ball joints...

Right - except that he had the ball joints replaced, at which time one would ASSUME they would have checked the rest of the suspepension bits.



Because the inside edge of the tire has to make...
11-09-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Diabolis

Hindsight is always 20/20, and yes, IMHO a PPI by...

Hindsight is always 20/20, and yes, IMHO a PPI by a third-party shop with expertise in the particualr brand / model is a must when buying a used vehicle... but I suspect it's a bit too late for that....
10-31-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

Gents - ABSOLUTELY NO ONE is disputing the...

Gents - ABSOLUTELY NO ONE is disputing the usefulness of eithe MoS2 or boron nitride (graphite) as an AW agent. The only point that I am trying to make is that there is ZERO evidence to suggest that...
10-31-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

The Liqui Moly 0W-40 oil is not bad - except that...

The Liqui Moly 0W-40 oil is not bad - except that THERE IS NO MOLY IN IT. The AF additive is mostly boron. And, just for reference, M1 0W-40 has about has 70 times as much moly as Liqui Moly...
10-31-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

bhamg & hachiroku... if you don't like the $h!t...

bhamg & hachiroku... if you don't like the $h!t coming out of my a$$, please feel free to remove your face from it. I am more than happy to discuss oils, but unless you actually have a logical...
10-26-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

Motul's business is lubricants, and the company...

Motul's business is lubricants, and the company has been in existence since the 1850s. Motul racing oils - namely their 300V line - are at the very top of the pecking order when it comes to engine...
10-20-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

Petronas is a relatively young company (mid-1970s...

Petronas is a relatively young company (mid-1970s if I'm not mistaken) whose core business is and always has been petroleum and natural gas exploration and extraction. Unlike Exxon or Shell that...
10-19-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,312
Posted By Diabolis

^ This. :word:

^ This.

:word:
10-13-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,769
Posted By Diabolis

Meritrade - yes, there was a bad batch of fuel...

Meritrade - yes, there was a bad batch of fuel filter seals in 2011, but if your vehicle was one of the ~7,000 affected ones, you would have received a recall letter. While I certainly don't dispute...
10-03-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

I have never claimed to know more about oils and...

I have never claimed to know more about oils and how they perform in MB engines than MB does... but I do claim that I can read English, and when MB says that you can only use either a 0W-40 or 5W-40...
09-01-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,517
Posted By Diabolis

^ This is what those of us that did not drink the...

^ This is what those of us that did not drink the koolaid have been saying. PACougar - you did three runs each, back to back? That means you should have six graphs, stamped with full details...
08-25-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,517
Posted By Diabolis

Geez... am I ever glad that I spent the last two...

Geez... am I ever glad that I spent the last two days at the track instead of arguing whether air particles know which way to turn and who works out where. :(

To the manufacturer of the product -...
08-22-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,517
Posted By Diabolis

Oh, I saw them all right. What I also saw is that...

Oh, I saw them all right. What I also saw is that if those two are of the same runs, the power differences on the second graph - post-correection - should have been lower, not higher than the first...
08-19-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,517
Posted By Diabolis

If you look at your own dyno graphs again, you...

If you look at your own dyno graphs again, you will notice that the "after" run wat at an 8 degree cooler and denser ambient air (and we know nothing about the pressure - which is critical - or...
08-19-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,517
Posted By Diabolis

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/309x163/80-riiight_0585568262238e72cf997443f1cfe2115a518532.jpg

The "airbox" that we're referring to here is nothign more than an air filter...
08-10-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 35,037
Posted By Diabolis

This likely won't help you, but I was in exactly...

This likely won't help you, but I was in exactly the same situation a couple of months ago trying to figure out how to connect a PBC to my 2015 ML350 BlueTec with the factory towing package for a...
07-16-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By Diabolis

Oh, dunno... maybe the conrod and crakshaft...

Oh, dunno... maybe the conrod and crakshaft bearings (which would destroy the block when they fail) if valvetrain wear is not serious enough for you?

Keep in mind that the C63BS does not have a...
07-08-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By Diabolis

^ This. Case1906 - our cooling issues are not...

^ This. Case1906 - our cooling issues are not related to the coolant being unable to keep the engine cool - it is with the oil cooling being insufficient for the MCT transmission equipped (2012+...
Forum: Canada
07-07-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Diabolis

What you wanted to say is CHEAPER than those...

What you wanted to say is CHEAPER than those stupid quotes, not better... I am afraid you're confusing the two. :rolleyes: Glad you're happy with it - but rotor mass (rotational inertia + unsprung...
07-07-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By Diabolis

604 C63 - Google "3M™ Wrap Film 1080-M211 Matte...

604 C63 - Google "3M™ Wrap Film 1080-M211 Matte Charcoal Metallic" - you'll see pics of different cars in different light as well as some closeups of the vinyl itself. Was considering this exact film...
06-21-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,655
Posted By Diabolis

I define frequent as the level at which your UOAs...

I define frequent as the level at which your UOAs show that the various oil additives still have plenty of life left (a UOA only shows how much life is left in the oil, not how good the oil is). It...
06-21-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,655
Posted By Diabolis

The biggest difference in the Rotella vs. M1 is...

The biggest difference in the Rotella vs. M1 is the chemical makeup of the detergents & dispersants. The Rotella has a fair amount of Magnesium (dispersant) whereas the M1 uses Calcium (detergent)....
05-03-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,963
Posted By Diabolis

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/610x610/80-thumbs_and_ammo_cfc94bce3838ddf77a880e6e73d23d5b10f873f6.jpg

7 seconds a lap... now THAT is what I call a massive improvement!...
04-26-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Diabolis

^ This. Or, there's someone selling OEM C63 19s...

^ This. Or, there's someone selling OEM C63 19s for $2500 CAD (no affiliation or endorsement) here:
https://mbworld.org/forums/canada/622470-fs-19-multi-spoke-amg-rims.html
04-25-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Diabolis

There are enough OEM or *quality* aftermarket C63...

There are enough OEM or *quality* aftermarket C63 wheels for sale (there's a Wheels & Tires FS thread). For safety reasons I would stay away from "replicas" and wheels that weren't designed for the...
04-21-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By Diabolis

P.S. These are the OEM 2-piece (P30) brake rotors...

P.S. These are the OEM 2-piece (P30) brake rotors for our cars as well - they're $515 each here:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/brake-disc-front-brembo-2194210212

... and yes, you can also...
04-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,006
Posted By Diabolis

On the contrary - you are 100% right! Unlike the...

On the contrary - you are 100% right! Unlike the majority of people though, you actually understand that the ECU tune can't change the transmission shifting... which is why I implied that you're not...
04-08-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,963
Posted By Diabolis

Many years ago when I was younger, fitter, more...

Many years ago when I was younger, fitter, more entusiastic and I used to run Toyo RA1s, my experience was that all other things being equal shaved they lasted about 2x as long and were easily 2...
03-31-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By Diabolis

P.S. The "^ This" was in relation to BLKROKT's...

P.S. The "^ This" was in relation to BLKROKT's post... INS1GNIA just mananged to squeeze one in before me. :)
03-31-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By Diabolis

^ This. And, the bigger problem here is...

^ This.

And, the bigger problem here is that it's not just stupidity - she is obviously compensating for some kind of personal insecurity issue. Posting multiple threads here and on FB car...
03-15-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,475
Posted By Diabolis

For what it's worth - DPEs are quality wheels....

For what it's worth - DPEs are quality wheels. They don't have the name recognition that HRE does for example, but are definitely much better than shady and dishonest outfits like ADV1 for example...
03-10-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,475
Posted By Diabolis

DPE never publishes their offsets and they are...

DPE never publishes their offsets and they are not stamped anywhere on the wheels. Just an FYI.
03-04-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,512
Posted By Diabolis

As I said, that sounds like a dare... OK, I'll do...

As I said, that sounds like a dare... OK, I'll do it. Am busy putting together the race car, but I'll get a new PCV valve (AKA "breather pipe") from MB in a couple of weeks and go from there.
07-20-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,496
Posted By Diabolis

Jc63 & zcct - seeing as you'll be running them at...

Jc63 & zcct - seeing as you'll be running them at the track - in other words, (1) high speeds, (2) lower pressures and (3) very high lateral loads, I'd err on the side of caution and go with the Toyo...
07-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,496
Posted By Diabolis

Toyo R888 seems to be the universally accepted...

Toyo R888 seems to be the universally accepted choice for a "street" C63 that's being driven on the track - they come in the right sizes and seem to perform well with a heavier vehicle like the C63....
03-13-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,772
Posted By Diabolis

A number of my Porsches (including track cars)...

A number of my Porsches (including track cars) had them installed from the factory. The 928 GT and GTS had 17mm and 21mm spacers at the rear respectively. The 930 (911 Turbo) had 21mm front and 28mm...
01-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,172
Posted By Diabolis

Ahhh... yes, it is unsprung weight - but in the...

Ahhh... yes, it is unsprung weight - but in the case of brake rotors it's not only a reduction in unsprung weight, but also in rotational mass (intertia) which has an even greater impact on...
11-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

I edit my posts to fix the stupid double-space...

I edit my posts to fix the stupid double-space blank lines that IE puts in, fix spelling mistakes or add additional, relevant information. Besides, you can only edit your last post, not stuff you...
11-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

No. I suggested that the Posche A40 spec places a...

No. I suggested that the Posche A40 spec places a much higher importance on engine wear and protection whereas the MB 229.51 spec places less importance on those areas but more importance on...
11-12-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

Read my second last post (two up from yours)....

Read my second last post (two up from yours). What the 5W40 solves is MB's cash flow problem if they have to replace the valves / lifters / buckets under warranty.

The Pennzoil Ultra 5W40 is one...
11-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,429
Posted By Diabolis

Ingenieur is correct - oil for racing...

Ingenieur is correct - oil for racing applications (and in particualar F1 where they use straight 60-grade that is pumped in hot) needs to have very different properties from oil that you use on the...
08-20-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,340
Posted By Diabolis

The Mobil1 0W40 is *at least* as thick as the...

The Mobil1 0W40 is *at least* as thick as the 5W40 Formula M at operating temperature if not even marginally thicker (but it is thinner when cold, which means it gets to critical engine parts quicker...
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