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07-28-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,641
Posted By ImInPA

While I love my S350 BT, I missed your earlier...

While I love my S350 BT, I missed your earlier point that this would just be a weekend car. Have you considered a CL? almost as much space for passengers and much better handling due to its shorter...
07-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,822
Posted By ImInPA

Have your mechanic check the motor and...

Have your mechanic check the motor and transmission mounts. These are prone to failure. When they collapse, much more vibration and drive train noise get transmitted to the cabin.
07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,641
Posted By ImInPA

Incredible. With more torque than the V8 passing...

Incredible. With more torque than the V8 passing and merging operations are just instantaneous. Much better mid-range than the V8 in my opinion. Love merging and passing in my S350
07-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By ImInPA

I think your son would look even snottier in DB9,...

I think your son would look even snottier in DB9, or Porche 911 Turbo. Don't you love your boy?
07-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,641
Posted By ImInPA

I would take the Bluetec. I have one, and it is...

I would take the Bluetec. I have one, and it is just a great car. Great performance, and great fuel mileage. Standard 4Matic. What's not to like?
07-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By ImInPA

You can display the music in the LCD screen in...

You can display the music in the LCD screen in the IP. Then you can control everything with buttons. Nave in center screen audio in IP display. Or, nav in IP and audio in the center.
07-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By ImInPA

I have the Falken Azenis P722 Touring tires on my...

I have the Falken Azenis P722 Touring tires on my S. They are the best touring tires I have ever had at any price. They were very reasonable. They are Ultra-quiet riding. Much better than the OEM...
07-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on this sounding like a tire issue.

+1 on this sounding like a tire issue.
07-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By ImInPA

There is a coating on/in the window glass that...

There is a coating on/in the window glass that greatly decreases the range of HomeLink. The range of the Homelink system is dismal compared to vehicles with regular glass. This is a known issue and...
07-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,324
Posted By ImInPA

Black Smoke from a diesel is a good thing. No...

Black Smoke from a diesel is a good thing. No worries there. The rattling you hear at startup could be just normal valvetrain noises. I am thinking more like something the hydraulic lifters taking...
06-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By ImInPA

The first two weeks of owning my E, I somehow was...

The first two weeks of owning my E, I somehow was slightly tapping the brake either getting into or getting out of the car. Just pull the release. After two weeks I no longer hitting the parking...
06-25-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,585
Posted By ImInPA

On my E, I had the noise you describe and believe...

On my E, I had the noise you describe and believe it or not, I traced it down the hinges on the "REAR" door just behind the drivers door. Try spraying a little WD-40 on the hinges of the rear door...
06-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,585
Posted By ImInPA

Unfortunately, squeaks and rattles are seldom...

Unfortunately, squeaks and rattles are seldom considered for lemon law purposes, as they are considered cosmetic defects. I would take it to a good independent shop and have them removed the B...
06-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,221
Posted By ImInPA

Your car has already depreciated more than you...

Your car has already depreciated more than you would like to know. Despite what CarFax would have you believe, as long you as have it properly repaired, the effect of these repairs are minimal on...
06-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,804
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on all the "smarty pants" answers. If one...

+1 on all the "smarty pants" answers. If one does not understand checking the oil, and how a dipstick could be dry on the first pull, then one should not be opening the hood. LOL.
06-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By ImInPA

Most of this stuff is snake oil. The main...

Most of this stuff is snake oil. The main drawback of increased ethanol, is reduced mpg. I doubt that this wonderful elixir will do much to restore the lost mpg. With diesels, some additives help...
06-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,068
Posted By ImInPA

Engine covers save the manufacturer from having...

Engine covers save the manufacturer from having to actually make engines that look great. It used to be the routing of wires, hoses, and pipes was an art. A cheap piece of plastic eliminates the...
06-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By ImInPA

The dealers alignment machine could need a...

The dealers alignment machine could need a calibration. Have them move the RF tire to the Left, and, The left front tire to the right. If this reverses the pull, it is likely you have a belt...
06-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By ImInPA

Low fluid can cause this, but, more likely, it...

Low fluid can cause this, but, more likely, it sounds like the valve body.
06-02-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,484
Posted By ImInPA

It is a combination of your driving style,...

It is a combination of your driving style, terrain, and the fact that they have spent years planning and waiting for you to make the purchase. The EPA should be able to provide you a full...
06-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,128
Posted By ImInPA

About the only think I am not liking on the W222...

About the only think I am not liking on the W222 at this time is the grill. It is probably just me, but, it is so large, that it almost looks like a caricature of an MB grill. Like if an insurance...
06-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,466
Posted By ImInPA

Caster is far more likely to cause a pull than...

Caster is far more likely to cause a pull than camber. Since the Move to sub-frames, the caster dimension rearely goes out of alignment unless there is an issue with the sub-frame. As an alignment...
05-30-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,105
Posted By ImInPA

Here's my two cents. With regards to ride...

Here's my two cents. With regards to ride quality, you have to keep in mind that this is an S-Class. A vehicle, considered by many, to be the finest riding automobile in the world. Of course ABC or...
05-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By ImInPA

Being naturally aspirated, there is little you...

Being naturally aspirated, there is little you could do to get a noticeable bump in performance that would not require a significant investment and alteration to your vehicle. If you are not happy...
05-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,750
Posted By ImInPA

At first it jumped from 4 starts to 0. Then a...

At first it jumped from 4 starts to 0. Then a few posts later it becomes 6 starts to 0. I will call BS on this flamer. He had been ignoring the readout since it reported 20 starts. Serves the...
05-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By ImInPA

Rock solid, smooth and quiet ride.

Rock solid, smooth and quiet ride.
05-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,128
Posted By ImInPA

I love them both! I can easily see me getting...

I love them both! I can easily see me getting the W222 at some point, but, there is nothing about the W222 that is making crave the new one. I think the new one looks fantastic from some angles,...
05-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 73,042
Posted By ImInPA

Just a reminder. These are mass produced cars. ...

Just a reminder. These are mass produced cars. They are not hand crafted "objects d'art". MB, BMW, Audi, Lexus, (soon Hyundai) are just flavors to choose from. On any given month, there are...
05-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,524
Posted By ImInPA

I can't remember the model, but, the top end...

I can't remember the model, but, the top end Alpine silk domes are also very good. I think they are superior to the Bose tweeters. They aren't cheap but what is? This could be a good alternative...
05-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By ImInPA

The difference in the performance would not be...

The difference in the performance would not be accounted for with different driving styles and such minimally different mileage. That the "weaker" one is smoother and quieter says it actually has a...
05-12-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By ImInPA

You may get better answers if you post in the...

You may get better answers if you post in the forum for your model year.
05-12-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By ImInPA

Probably in your head. I know over time, the...

Probably in your head. I know over time, the engine cover comes loose on the diesels and creates the sounds you mention. Maybe your "pushing back into the seat" acceleration tests are causing the...
05-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,908
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on Road force balance. This has nothing to do...

+1 on Road force balance. This has nothing to do with cheap tires. It has everything to do with the runout of the tire, wheel, or both.
05-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,083
Posted By ImInPA

I use Power Service Diesel boost (gray bottle not...

I use Power Service Diesel boost (gray bottle not white). I notice a difference in mpg and smoothness at idle with PS. I have used it in every diesel I have owned for the past 20 years. Great...
05-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,794
Posted By ImInPA

8/32 and 9/32 are virtually new. Most touring...

8/32 and 9/32 are virtually new. Most touring tires have 8-11/32 when new.
05-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By ImInPA

It sounds like a battery issue. When the voltage...

It sounds like a battery issue. When the voltage of the battery hits a certain point, many systems will not operate. With the battery in your car being 4+ years old, I would probably start there. ...
04-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,215
Posted By ImInPA

Not to argue with Arrie, but I believe the Subaru...

Not to argue with Arrie, but I believe the Subaru system is the best. It is also the lightest (adding less than 70 lbs.) Subaru was doing it before Quattro. Subarus are simply unstoppable.
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,752
Posted By ImInPA

If you want the DPF to work as long as possible...

If you want the DPF to work as long as possible and as well as possible. DON"T PLAY WITH IT!!!!!
04-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,947
Posted By ImInPA

Car covers should only be used on a car after it...

Car covers should only be used on a car after it has been washed. If you use a car cover after there is road grime, or, even significant dust accumulation on the car's surface, you will introduce...
04-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By ImInPA

ALL of my diesels have exceeded the EPA estimates...

ALL of my diesels have exceeded the EPA estimates significantly. No idea why this is or why they have never gotten it to be more accurate. In any event, ALL of my diesels also increased their mpg...
04-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By ImInPA

I would guess there is a leak somewhere or a bad...

I would guess there is a leak somewhere or a bad sensor. What code(s) is it generating? They are generally more precise than "suspension malfunction".
04-29-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 49,426
Posted By ImInPA

A fuse would not likely be the culprit. I think...

A fuse would not likely be the culprit. I think your dealer experienced the unit working again and replaced the fuse to say they did something. A good fuse simply completes the circuit. If the...
04-29-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,603
Posted By ImInPA

Each to his own. I would not mess with it. Sounds...

Each to his own. I would not mess with it. Sounds like 1000 pounds of prevention for a fairly simple cure. I do not think that a coil over replacement will be very straight forward, and could...
04-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By ImInPA

Nope. SOunds good. Go drive it.

Nope. SOunds good. Go drive it.
04-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,626
Posted By ImInPA

The engine mounts in my 2012 collapsed at 24K...

The engine mounts in my 2012 collapsed at 24K miles. It depends on the forces exerted on them. They are a weak component and for some reason, MB refuses to make them durable.
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By ImInPA

I would think the fact that the ninja only has a...

I would think the fact that the ninja only has a 250 cc engine Vs. the Harley's 1700 cc engine would be a larger influence on mpg. Size does matter when it comes to displacement.
04-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,357
Posted By ImInPA

When you consider the gestation period for a new...

When you consider the gestation period for a new model to arrive, the development on the new Hyundai Genesis was well underway before the Audi A7 was debuted. BMW, MB, and Audi all share design...
04-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,001
Posted By ImInPA

I figured they just got tired of hearing about...

I figured they just got tired of hearing about all of the brake problems with the E550's.
04-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,357
Posted By ImInPA

cbeck44 +1 I have read the same...

cbeck44 +1

I have read the same information. The new Genesis looks to be a real winner. If they would stick a diesel in one, I would at least go to drive it. From the photos I have seen,...
04-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,357
Posted By ImInPA

Hyundai has come a long way. With regards to...

Hyundai has come a long way. With regards to body strength, they manufacture their own steel and use more high strength steel in their vehicles than anyone else. The Sonata has never tried to...
04-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By ImInPA

The E is not quite as well sound insulated as the...

The E is not quite as well sound insulated as the GL with regards to engine noise. I had an E350 Bluetec prior to my S350 bluetec and really noticed the difference in sound insulation between the...
04-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,359
Posted By ImInPA

There is no Frame to warp on a unit body...

There is no Frame to warp on a unit body constructed car. While the damage looks bad, it is most likely superficial and will be repaired back to spec. Sorry for your loss though. It always sucks...
04-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,278
Posted By ImInPA

I believe there is a software update for the...

I believe there is a software update for the rough 1-2 shift. Part of the problem is that to keep emissions low, the software keeps the revs up and doesn't allow for a lot of upshifting when the...
04-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By ImInPA

At speed, the transmission will only shift into...

At speed, the transmission will only shift into neutral. If this happens, simply shift back into drive.
04-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By ImInPA

I recently had a GL as a loaner. It is a great...

I recently had a GL as a loaner. It is a great riding vehicle. I thought it was as smooth and quiet as my S. I would certainly consider the move, especially for the diesel. I love my S bluetec.
04-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By ImInPA

I notice that sometimes when I pull into my...

I notice that sometimes when I pull into my garage, I get a very strong "tire rubber" smell. Not always. But it does resemble the smell of burnt rubber.
04-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,113
Posted By ImInPA

One thing that most independent Tire shops will...

One thing that most independent Tire shops will miss on these cars is the torque requirements for the wheel lugs. On the W221, the torque is specified at 110 ft-lbs. Most shops only go to 80 lbs,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,027
Posted By ImInPA

Check the engine cover as well. The O-rings that...

Check the engine cover as well. The O-rings that hold it in place tend to loosen up and the cover can create quite a racket. just pull it off and get in your car and see if it is quieter. Good luck
04-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By ImInPA

Racechip and DTUK provide boxes that are easy to...

Racechip and DTUK provide boxes that are easy to install, external, and provide very significant increases in torque and hp, at an insanely reasonable price. The systems are easily removed for...
04-01-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By ImInPA

For me, the static was in every source: FM, SAT,...

For me, the static was in every source: FM, SAT, iPod, etc. Sorry that didn't work. What is Xentry?
03-31-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By ImInPA

I had this once. Here is what fixed it for me: ...

I had this once. Here is what fixed it for me: A total reboot of the COMAND system. Press and hold the "eject button" on the CD/DVD changer until the system reboots. When mine finished rebooting,...
03-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,655
Posted By ImInPA

I do notice that interior is not as hot as my E...

I do notice that interior is not as hot as my E on hot summer days. So it must do something. It does not keep it cool, but, it does not seem to get as hot.
03-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By ImInPA

Yes. I am talking about home link. I get...

Yes. I am talking about home link. I get greater range with the native garage remote, but, it is still not that great. It is the infrared reflection coating.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By ImInPA

There were some friction reducing steps taken to...

There were some friction reducing steps taken to the cylinder sleeves. But essentially the main difference is the tune. You can easily get this and more power from your W212 with a RaceChip box. ...
03-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By ImInPA

If you are not concerned about absolute full-on...

If you are not concerned about absolute full-on performance, a great touring tire is the Falken Azenis PT 722. I recently put a set of these on my S-class and I am amazed over how quiet they are. ...
03-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By ImInPA

This is because of the coating used in the glass....

This is because of the coating used in the glass. I noticed this too. It is, however, normal for this type of glass. The S-Class has a solar reflection additive to reflect heat.
03-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By ImInPA

I agree a very rare occurrence in ANY car. As...

I agree a very rare occurrence in ANY car. As strange as it may seem, the rare things are just that...rare. They are not widespread. Hope your dealer takes care of you. Since they have seen it...
03-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,073
Posted By ImInPA

Unless one's goal in purchasing an MB is so that...

Unless one's goal in purchasing an MB is so that everyone else knows you don't have the C but an E, then I can alsmost understand the disappointment. If, however, you are buying for all the virtues...
03-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By ImInPA

DEF has nothing to do with the electrical...

DEF has nothing to do with the electrical system....lol. A dead battery. It could be a faulty alternator or voltage regulator. Keep us posted.
03-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By ImInPA

Arrie: +1 I also found that the tires that are...

Arrie: +1 I also found that the tires that are standard are not the quietest either.
03-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,806
Posted By ImInPA

I read somewhere that most cars will require an...

I read somewhere that most cars will require an extra module to integrate into existing systems. These modules should become available from manufacturers. It will likely be some time before CarPlay...
03-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,718
Posted By ImInPA

Really, my only peeve with Acura (and Honda too...

Really, my only peeve with Acura (and Honda too for that matter) is that they really do a poor job of isolating road noise. Great cars, great dynamics, and Toyota corolla levels of noise isolation. ...
03-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on 2011

+1 on 2011
03-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By ImInPA

Having had both, I can tell you that the ride of...

Having had both, I can tell you that the ride of the S-Clas is vastly superior to the E. The S is also very nimble, and very easy to park. The E is more nimble still, but, not as refined in the...
02-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By ImInPA

It probably wouldn't hurt to take it in and have...

It probably wouldn't hurt to take it in and have them at least check to see if a code was generated. You don't say if you have 4Matic or RWD. I have experienced, very rarely, a situation where when...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

Ok, you guys are too smart for me. I take back...

Ok, you guys are too smart for me. I take back what I said above. Oil companies are my friends. Oil company greed requires a conspiracy (unlike all other greed), Diesel is a special magic elixir...
02-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By ImInPA

Once the mildew and other assorted fungi start to...

Once the mildew and other assorted fungi start to grow, it will be the worlds largest Chia Pet.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

As I said earlier. There is no conspiracy. Just...

As I said earlier. There is no conspiracy. Just corporate greed. They have a captured audience. Look believe what you want. The oil companies are your friends. lol
02-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By ImInPA

Dealer's do not keep a large inventory of tires...

Dealer's do not keep a large inventory of tires on hand. Probably not an epidemic. Just low profile tires and large impacts.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,412
Posted By ImInPA

I have been driving diesels in the US since the...

I have been driving diesels in the US since the early 90's. I have never had a fuel related issue. The handful of reports do not scare me. It is likely it was poor service related, whether it was...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

This thread should just end. I have far to many...

This thread should just end. I have far to many friends in the Oil industry to believe that Price gouging is not occurring in the industry, especially with diesel prices. Believe what you wish,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

Don't show off your ignorance by creating a false...

Don't show off your ignorance by creating a false equivalency between Conspiracy and Rape. This is corporate greed plain and simple. I am not saying it is a conspiracy in any way. It is just Oil...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

Speaking of truth, non one of your examples is...

Speaking of truth, non one of your examples is either truthful or factual. Why is diesel more expensive than gasoline ONLY in the US? Kool-Aid does taste yummie, yes?
02-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,772
Posted By ImInPA

Nothing says, Rich and Stupid quite as well as...

Nothing says, Rich and Stupid quite as well as rich and stupid.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on price gouging. If you include the fact that...

+1 on price gouging. If you include the fact that diesel is much less expensive to refine than gasoline, "rape" may better describe it.

I have been driving diesels for twenty years. Until 2001,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By ImInPA

I have found that AdBlue is consumed the most...

I have found that AdBlue is consumed the most during city driving. Very little is burned on the highway. During my past 10k miles, I only used about 1.5 gallons of DEF. I do a lot of highway...
01-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,374
Posted By ImInPA

I agree as well about the ride and comfort...

I agree as well about the ride and comfort characteristics of RunFlats, however, they do have an inherently stronger construction especially in the sidewall. Personally, I can't stand them, although...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-28-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,412
Posted By ImInPA

Then why are the millions of Bluetec Sprinter...

Then why are the millions of Bluetec Sprinter vans not experiencing this? I agree that there is more to this story than has been presented.
01-28-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By ImInPA

Every vehicle I have ever owned or driven has...

Every vehicle I have ever owned or driven has done this. There has never been a car with "roll-down" rear windows that doesn't do this at speeds above 20 mph. I call BS that the OP had another MB...
01-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By ImInPA

Be sure to get some sort of tire/wheel insurance...

Be sure to get some sort of tire/wheel insurance unless all of the roads in your area are smooth and in excellent shape. You will be amazed at how easily your tires will bubble or blow out if you...
01-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,374
Posted By ImInPA

The Goodyear tires may be extra soft and sticky,...

The Goodyear tires may be extra soft and sticky, but, this really has more to do with the lack of sidewall on a 20" wheel/tire combo. Go to Volvo forums and read about Pirellis tires bubbling or...
01-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By ImInPA

I have never found the maintenance costs with my...

I have never found the maintenance costs with my Bluetecs, or any previous diesel, to exceed the gas version cost. The Bluetec diesel, in my honest opinion, is a technologically superior engine than...
01-23-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By ImInPA

It was 3rd party. Tire Rack is very reputable. ...

It was 3rd party. Tire Rack is very reputable. I have never had a TPMS problem with them.
01-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By ImInPA

I bought a set of winter tires on rims from Tire...

I bought a set of winter tires on rims from Tire Rack. I think I paid $250 for a set of TPMS sensors installed with the new rims and tires. When they arrived, all I had to do was mount them and...
01-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,560
Posted By ImInPA

Don't post ridiculous concerns if you don't want...

Don't post ridiculous concerns if you don't want ridiculous answers. MB has sold millions of 4Matic vehicles. If you add up all of the complaints on these forums, it is a very small percentage of...
01-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,560
Posted By ImInPA

If you are this worried, then just buy a...

If you are this worried, then just buy a different car. Buying a car is supposed to be enjoyable. If you are already stressing, then this is obviously not the brand for you.
01-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By ImInPA

Hype: I was not very impressed with the...

Hype: I was not very impressed with the Michelins. I could have gotten them pro-rated, but, just didn't like them. I have about 1k miles on that Falken Azenis PT722 in 255/45R18 on my S and so far...
01-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By ImInPA

Just make certain to keep the overall diameter of...

Just make certain to keep the overall diameter of the wheel/tire combination the same between front and rear.
01-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By ImInPA

One of the best kept secrets in tires for luxury...

One of the best kept secrets in tires for luxury cars is the Falken Azenis pt722. I recently put a set on my S350. Amazing improvement over the stock Michelin Pilots. The Michelins were down to...
01-14-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By ImInPA

It is the AirMatic shocks venting.

It is the AirMatic shocks venting.
01-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,961
Posted By ImInPA

The E550 does not launch like that. It was not...

The E550 does not launch like that. It was not designed to. Maybe you should have gotten a sports car?
01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By ImInPA

Rear fog light?

Rear fog light?
01-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,680
Posted By ImInPA

To the prior poster: That is a ridiculous...

To the prior poster: That is a ridiculous analogy. A home will more likely gain value over time, as homes are considered investments. Cars are not an investment. Especially mainstream,...
01-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,469
Posted By ImInPA

If the CLA and GLA prove themselves to be good...

If the CLA and GLA prove themselves to be good vehicles, as they have in Europe and the rest of the world, MB's image stands little chance of being tarnished. Americans need to wake up and smell the...
01-06-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,924
Posted By ImInPA

I guess I am a true luxury car buyer....I don't...

I guess I am a true luxury car buyer....I don't give a rat's behind what anyone else thinks or drives. I buy for myself not for my co-workers. The OP really must have self-esteem issues.
01-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By ImInPA

I have used Nokian and Blizzak. The Nokians are...

I have used Nokian and Blizzak. The Nokians are great, but very noisy on dry roads. The Blizzaks are great, but tread life sucks. The "best" I have used is the Michelin X-Ice X3. Nearly as...
01-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,182
Posted By ImInPA

It would not be an easy upgrade to perform. ...

It would not be an easy upgrade to perform. Currently, the open diff is using braking to emulate an LSD. You would not want this occurring with the physical LSD installed. You would need to change...
01-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,717
Posted By ImInPA

Mine is Green and Diesel Only. WTF is the...

Mine is Green and Diesel Only. WTF is the purpose of this thread? lol.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,412
Posted By ImInPA

So, are there more than three folks that have had...

So, are there more than three folks that have had this issue?
12-31-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,117
Posted By ImInPA

It sounds like moisture in the electronics. When...

It sounds like moisture in the electronics. When you say you stopped to get something to eat and it died, are you saying you left it running and it died, or, are you saying you turned it off and it...
12-31-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,574
Posted By ImInPA

Is the delivery late? What is the problem? I...

Is the delivery late? What is the problem? I would think that some shipments stay at port longer than that. What does MB tell you?
12-30-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,020
Posted By ImInPA

In the US, I would add a can of Sea Foam to the...

In the US, I would add a can of Sea Foam to the tank. It will get rid of any water/moisture problems in the fuel system. A great product. There must be something similar in Saudi Arabia.
12-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,356
Posted By ImInPA

I use mBrace often. I love the Send2Benz...

I use mBrace often. I love the Send2Benz functionality. I also call them if I cannot find a particular point of interest in the database, and they send it to me. Also, you can add the Plus...
12-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,792
Posted By ImInPA

Not sure what you read, but, BT Audio is not...

Not sure what you read, but, BT Audio is not available in the W221. There are third party products that can give you this capability. I was surprised that my 2011 E had BT Audio but it is not...
12-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By ImInPA

Ground clearance will be an issue before...

Ground clearance will be an issue before traction, if you install a proper set of snow tires at all four corners. I was simply amazed at how well my E350 Bluetec tracked through the white stuff. ...
12-12-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By ImInPA

It is a silly little feature, but, I remember...

It is a silly little feature, but, I remember noticing it being missing from the MB products. The little snow flake is a nice little feature. Simple and informative. I thought it was a"universal"...
12-12-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,554
Posted By ImInPA

Make sure the 40K transmission fluid change has...

Make sure the 40K transmission fluid change has been done. The 7G transmission really needs this service to avoid serious problems later in life. Some owners may trade in before the 40k service. ...
12-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,444
Posted By ImInPA

All DEF is compatible in the US. DEF is a...

All DEF is compatible in the US. DEF is a standard and AdBlue is a trademark (brand name). I have always topped off my AdBlue tank prior to service, and the note on the service is that AdBlue...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-11-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By ImInPA

Speaking from my personal experience, I have not...

Speaking from my personal experience, I have not encountered any issues at all with either my E350 Bluetec or S350 Bluetec. It is a fantastic power plant. I do miss the I6 diesels, but, more for...
12-09-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,005
Posted By ImInPA

I am not familiar with the procedure, but, it is...

I am not familiar with the procedure, but, it is possible that there is air in the system. Perhaps bleeding the system and refilling would help. I the system could be pressurized, you could...
12-05-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,005
Posted By ImInPA

No just the suspension. The power steering is...

No just the suspension. The power steering is separate.
12-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,005
Posted By ImInPA

ABC is for the suspension. It is a separate...

ABC is for the suspension. It is a separate system from the power steering.
12-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By ImInPA

This is not a discount the way I read it. ...

This is not a discount the way I read it. Basically, it sounds like MB is giving the dealers $2500 to cover any complaints a customer may have after the purchase. The sun glasses example...
11-29-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By ImInPA

Tires, tires, tires. That's what I think.

Tires, tires, tires. That's what I think.
11-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By ImInPA

Honestly, I would probably keep the thing until...

Honestly, I would probably keep the thing until the all-new E comes out, and, then get the E63. The non-AMG E would not be my first choice for a sports sedan. In any event, you have a nice vehicle...
11-29-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,517
Posted By ImInPA

+1 But, what MB really needs is a 10yr/100k mile...

+1 But, what MB really needs is a 10yr/100k mile warranty. Now that MB is copying Hyundai's signature four-wheels-and-tires/per vehicle design scheme all the way down to having front headlights...
11-27-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,517
Posted By ImInPA

Perhaps a moment of silence is in order to honor...

Perhaps a moment of silence is in order to honor the death of Mercedes Benz. It is hard to believe that in just a few short years we will all be lamenting disappearance of the S-Class due to the...
11-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By ImInPA

While MB says not to, I have always used Power...

While MB says not to, I have always used Power Service Diesel Clean Cetane Boost in all my diesels. I put 8 ounces in every forth or fifth fill-up. I always see a slight bump in mpg with PS (the...
11-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By ImInPA

I think you will find that Diamond White is an...

I think you will find that Diamond White is an amazing color. It is roughly the same "whiteness" but there is a depth to it you just cant get with a non-metallic solid color. I really notice the...
11-26-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By ImInPA

So, do all four wheels now have a TPMS sensor? I...

So, do all four wheels now have a TPMS sensor? I rotate my tires and install winters (mounted on their own wheels) and have never had to recalibrate anything. I am guessing that there must be...
11-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,801
Posted By ImInPA

I love Diamond White. Congratulations and enjoy...

I love Diamond White. Congratulations and enjoy the ride! I love the W222. But, I am still loving my W221. I wish I could swap out interiors, as that is the best part of the new design to me. I...
11-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By ImInPA

+1 on Hunter Road Force balance. "The best or...

+1 on Hunter Road Force balance. "The best or nothing"....lol
11-21-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By ImInPA

I had to have a rear strut replaced on my S350...

I had to have a rear strut replaced on my S350 for a leak with less than 10k miles. Done under warranty and fine since. Often, when an air shock leaks, the compressor will work overtime to keep it...
11-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By ImInPA

I have found myself having to fill up with B20. ...

I have found myself having to fill up with B20. The only difference I noticed, is the engine ran smoother, but, lost an mpg or two. I truly doubt there would be any negative long-term implications...
11-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By ImInPA

In the forum, there is one post from one owner...

In the forum, there is one post from one owner that states the engine seized up due to sludge. There were many follow-up questions which the owner never responded to. Seemed like a fishy story to...
11-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,536
Posted By ImInPA

I always go by the gas flap pressures. I am sure...

I always go by the gas flap pressures. I am sure either would be fine. Often times the fronts and rears have different pressures even if the tires are the same. The loads on the tires are...
11-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,509
Posted By ImInPA

You're gonna love it hype!!! I still haven't...

You're gonna love it hype!!! I still haven't driven one. I am loving my W221 to much to risk temptation....lol. I remember when I got into my W221 for the first time. The seats, the double-paned...
11-20-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ImInPA

You can actually hear it filling up. I generally...

You can actually hear it filling up. I generally stop when I see the fluid is at the bottom of the filler neck. Very simple. As far as spilling? it is just a 30% solution of ammonia. A strong...
11-20-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ImInPA

I always top-off my AdBlue flid. It is not...

I always top-off my AdBlue flid. It is not harder than adding windshield washer fluid, and, by keeping the tank full, less crystallization forms inside the tank. I find that city driving consumes...
11-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By ImInPA

I think MB is doing the right thing, First of...

I think MB is doing the right thing, First of all, while I see similarity, I would never confuse the C for an S. Anyone who actually would, is not familiar with the brand, and is only impressed...
11-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,133
Posted By ImInPA

Hard drives fail. It would be great if there was...

Hard drives fail. It would be great if there was an SSD option available. I would just replace the HD and get on with life. Does suck, but, the HD is the weak link in HD based navigation. I read...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-19-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By ImInPA

Don't forget to flush, drain and fill the...

Don't forget to flush, drain and fill the transmission. This is a "must do" service on these cars.
11-19-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ImInPA

+1 The transmission service is a must!

+1 The transmission service is a must!
11-18-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By ImInPA

Sorry, I saw the 43K and thought it was miles. ...

Sorry, I saw the 43K and thought it was miles. My mistake. With only 3k miles on it, that certainly makes it a better deal than what I first thought, but, I think you could still do better.
11-18-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,517
Posted By ImInPA

The size difference is so great between a C and...

The size difference is so great between a C and an S, it is hard to imagine the new C impacting the S at all. There will always be those folks out there that cant tell the difference between...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,824
Posted By ImInPA

A common after-effect of the algae issues with...

A common after-effect of the algae issues with diesel, is that, depending on how much has built up, it tends to clog fuel filters. Not a big deal, but, you should be aware of it. A gallon B99 will...
11-18-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By ImInPA

Not that great a deal, and, with only 7K miles...

Not that great a deal, and, with only 7K miles left on the original warranty, I would personally would want it to be CPO, to have the 100K mile assurance. Just my 2 cents.
11-18-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,406
Posted By ImInPA

+1 With a set of Michelin X-Ice on my E350...

+1 With a set of Michelin X-Ice on my E350 Bluetec, I never had any issues at all getting around in the white stuff. It is a great car and I hope the OP has many good years of service from it. ...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 67,810
Posted By ImInPA

At 50K and well within the 4 years of the...

At 50K and well within the 4 years of the original warranty, I am very surprised, based on my own personal dealing with MB, that they have offered no assistance. Were all of the services performed? ...
11-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By ImInPA

The trunk does look smaller in person, but, it...

The trunk does look smaller in person, but, it may just be a trick of the eye. It seems larger than the Audi A8 trunk, which I believe is truly the weak link in the Audi too. The new S is very nice...
11-11-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By ImInPA

Depending on the year or your vehicle, it may not...

Depending on the year or your vehicle, it may not have one. Mine is a 2012 and I do not have the second consumer battery.
11-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,052
Posted By ImInPA

Richard,you may get better resonses if you post...

Richard,you may get better resonses if you post in the W220 forum.
11-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,560
Posted By ImInPA

I never had the lag with my E350 Bluetec. ...

I never had the lag with my E350 Bluetec. Nothing like what has been describe in these threads. I do not have the lag with my S350 Bluetec either. I love my diesels.
11-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,229
Posted By ImInPA

Peter: These really are great vehicles. Forums...

Peter: These really are great vehicles. Forums are always skewed with internet-literate-folks that are having problems or looking for information. I hope you will enjoy your vehicle as much as I...
11-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,571
Posted By ImInPA

The op should just go with Sunoco NASCAR stickers...

The op should just go with Sunoco NASCAR stickers and a Superbird rear spoiler. Keep it real.
11-08-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By ImInPA

The truth will set you free.

The truth will set you free.
11-08-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By ImInPA

I am not eve sure what to think of a thread like...

I am not eve sure what to think of a thread like this. lol Must be something pretty damn awful to be losing sleep over trading in a car. Before a car is traded in, the dealer checks it out. Is the...
11-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,560
Posted By ImInPA

I had an E350 Bluetec, and I can tell you that I...

I had an E350 Bluetec, and I can tell you that I always found the E350 gassers that I would get as loaners to feel weak. They were actually faster 0-60, but, I rarely rev any engine above 4000 RPM. ...
11-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,343
Posted By ImInPA

I would have your friend recheck his connections....

I would have your friend recheck his connections. Mistakes happen no matter how careful and thorough we think we are. It definitely sounds like a mis-wiring issue.
11-08-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,669
Posted By ImInPA

I have 27K miles on my 2012 S350, and, based on...

I have 27K miles on my 2012 S350, and, based on current wear, I am expecting 36-40K out of the original tires. Not bad for a 5000 lb. car. I think a lot has to do with the type of driving you do. I...
11-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By ImInPA

+1 It will be interesting to see how Hyundai and...

+1 It will be interesting to see how Hyundai and KIA navigate these same waters, especially in the US. It is hard to imagine such high stickers on Hyundai, KIA, and VW. But, we live in a day and...
11-06-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,034
Posted By ImInPA

I had an E350 Bluetec RWD. It had 17" wheels. I...

I had an E350 Bluetec RWD. It had 17" wheels. I put a set of Michelin X-Ice and had no issues at all getting around in the white stuff.
11-05-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By ImInPA

I can only say that I was more than impressed...

I can only say that I was more than impressed with the overall Equus package than I thought possible. It is a fine effort by a fairly young company. That said, I love my S350 Bluetec. It would be...
11-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By ImInPA

K-A: They all copy each other. Hyundai/KIA has...

K-A: They all copy each other. Hyundai/KIA has some top notch German Designers now. I believe KIA has place ex-Audi designer, Peter Schrier in charge of design. I think KIA has established a...
11-04-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By ImInPA

I would not pay $80K for an EQUUS either. They...

I would not pay $80K for an EQUUS either. They only cost $68 for the fully loaded model. There were not many examples of "cheap" materials being used in the one I drove, including the...
11-04-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By ImInPA

I have driven an EQUUS. It is a very impressive...

I have driven an EQUUS. It is a very impressive vehicle. The air suspension on the EQUUS is every bit as good as my S-Class Airmatic. There are some noticeable "cheap" parts on the interior, and...
11-04-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,517
Posted By ImInPA

I think a lot of this is American perception of...

I think a lot of this is American perception of the MB brand. Indeed, the A-class has been available in all of its FWD-glory for a long time. There is a B-class too. Mercedes is really not that...
10-29-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By ImInPA

I would think that they should be no different...

I would think that they should be no different than your original brakes. I would give them a chance to seat, and, then, if the squealing does not subside, see the dealer. There is a bulletin about...
10-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By ImInPA

Sounds like the OP forgot to lock the car. There...

Sounds like the OP forgot to lock the car. There are likely thousands of complex explanations, but, the simplest one is usually correct. Code capturing is a reality today, but, it is usually done...
10-29-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By ImInPA

I would go to the dealer. I am 99% sure that my...

I would go to the dealer. I am 99% sure that my dealer would likely retrieve my missing business cards gratis.
10-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,194
Posted By ImInPA

I actually do see more of a similarity in the...

I actually do see more of a similarity in the W222 and the face-lifted W212. It is closer than the W212 and W221. I think this bodes very well for the W213 when it is finally released. That said,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By ImInPA

To my knowledge, if a vehicle is equipped with HD...

To my knowledge, if a vehicle is equipped with HD Radio, there is no way to turn it off. I do not know why anyone would turn it off. For AM, HD provides a crystal clear, FM quality sound with no...
10-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By ImInPA

55k miles is not very many miles on one of these...

55k miles is not very many miles on one of these cars. Did you perform the 40k Transmission service? While you are not specific, $6k over a few years is really not a money pit. Lets say you meant...
10-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By ImInPA

It does power off after a few minutes. The iPod...

It does power off after a few minutes. The iPod itself also goes into standby mode and consumes very little power. Most iPods are fully charged almost all of the time when left connected, so, they...
10-22-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By ImInPA

I leave an iPod Classic plugged in all the time. ...

I leave an iPod Classic plugged in all the time. It only gets disconnected when I need to add more music to it.
10-22-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,720
Posted By ImInPA

StarsTylers01: The only way to rack up that kind...

StarsTylers01: The only way to rack up that kind of mileage, and, have the car not be a 24 hour a day taxi, would be lots of highway miles. Highway miles are very easy on a car. Its the low...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-21-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,975
Posted By ImInPA

My prior vehicle was an E350 Bluetec. I...

My prior vehicle was an E350 Bluetec. I regularly got about 42 on long extended trips with the E. I drive about 27K/year and know what you mean about the mileage. I bought my S350 with roughly 7K...
10-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,205
Posted By ImInPA

What is especially nice with the E250 is that you...

What is especially nice with the E250 is that you can pretty much cruise at 130mph all day long. The torque just keeps it dialed in at speed.
10-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By ImInPA

You will also have Bluetooth streaming audio,...

You will also have Bluetooth streaming audio, something that never made it into the W221 S-Class.
10-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By ImInPA

In all seriousness, I personally would not...

In all seriousness, I personally would not consider one of these vehicles without a lot less mileage and a CPO warranty. The cost of repairs can cause shock to a system, especially with AMG models...
10-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By ImInPA

Check all of your registers that they are all...

Check all of your registers that they are all open. Every time I experienced noises like that, someone had partially closed a register somewhere in the car.
10-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By ImInPA

+1, unless of course she is letting me hang out...

+1, unless of course she is letting me hang out at home and get in touch with my lazy bum side. In any event, your wife sounds more expensive than the car. You could always trade her in for a more...
10-16-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By ImInPA

I would. The GL 350 Bluetec is a great vehicle. ...

I would. The GL 350 Bluetec is a great vehicle. Very nice riding, and the interior is also very good. I love my S350 Bluetec as well.
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-24-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,274
Posted By ImInPA

Prior to 2000, diesel in the US generally was...

Prior to 2000, diesel in the US generally was $.50-$.70 cents below regular. It is MUCH less expensive to refine than gasoline, and provides a higher yield per barrel as well. The diesel prices in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-23-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,274
Posted By ImInPA

Any way you slice it, if this is truly a concern...

Any way you slice it, if this is truly a concern for you then you bought the wrong car. Plain and simple. I also agree with the engineers. I would trade it in on an Audi Tdi or BMW 535d in a...
09-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,924
Posted By ImInPA

The intermittent cutting on and off could very...

The intermittent cutting on and off could very well be a Temperature issue. Most electronics have some sort of thermal protection. The ABS and ESP faults will certainly have generated error codes...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,274
Posted By ImInPA

Consider that Biodiesel is highly available in...

Consider that Biodiesel is highly available in Europe. These same engines are running just fine overseas on Biodiesel. The politics behind it is that the US has yet to adopt a universal grading...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,842
Posted By ImInPA

Temperature and fuel have the most effect on...

Temperature and fuel have the most effect on diesels. With cooler temps, diesels tend to be noisier. I once started my S350 in New Hampshire at -4 F. It sounded like a Cummins Diesel until it...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-20-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,274
Posted By ImInPA

I have driven up and down the east coast...

I have driven up and down the east coast extensively. I have NEVER had an issue or any difficulty at all in finding #2 diesel. In fact, only folks new to diesels are still worried about the old...
09-18-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By ImInPA

If the warning light is being triggered, there...

If the warning light is being triggered, there has to be a corresponding code being generated. I would go to a different service establishment and have them read the code when the light is...
09-18-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,899
Posted By ImInPA

The front suspension pieces are different between...

The front suspension pieces are different between the AWD and RWD. This probably accounts for most of the difference.
09-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By ImInPA

You are welcome. Leases vary so much by...

You are welcome. Leases vary so much by geographic area, dealer incentive, etc. It only really matters if you feel good about your deal. There is always going to be those that did "better" than...
09-17-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By ImInPA

If you feel good about it, then it is a very good...

If you feel good about it, then it is a very good deal. If you need our approval, maybe, not.
09-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By ImInPA

It could be the alternator. If the alternator is...

It could be the alternator. If the alternator is not receiving the correct signals (the rear SAM controls this) the error messages can be triggered. I had this issue with my E350 Bluetec. The...
09-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,637
Posted By ImInPA

This link shows that it is not only MB owners...

This link shows that it is not only MB owners that are grumpy old men. We are just better at it.

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/bmw-m6-owner-goes-hulk-over-defects-smashes-163648995.html
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-16-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,842
Posted By ImInPA

I think you are missing the point. It is a...

I think you are missing the point. It is a diesel. If you think there is something wrong, then take your car to the dealer or a mechanic. It is perfectly normal to hear some diesel clatter when...
09-16-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,635
Posted By ImInPA

Are the above pics supposed to be an E250...

Are the above pics supposed to be an E250 Bluetec? I ask, because the redline on the tach is definitely a gas engine.
09-13-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By ImInPA

Sounds normal to me. Especially when you...

Sounds normal to me. Especially when you consider the excess heat generated by driving with tires so underinflated. 10 lbs low is VERY low!
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-13-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,842
Posted By ImInPA

That you can hear a small amount of diesel...

That you can hear a small amount of diesel clatter when standing outside the car is perfectly normal. Just don't baby it. It is a diesel. Enjoy driving it.
09-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By ImInPA

Yes, the S has about 2 more gallons, however,...

Yes, the S has about 2 more gallons, however, even allowing for that I still regularly exceed 700 mi/tank. My S also puts out an additional 30hp and 55 lb-ft more torque. I could probably have...
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