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02-13-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Vladds

Not just you, but 90% of people running...

Not just you, but 90% of people running aftermarket wheels on the W204, use spacers. I personally dislike spacers and spacer based fitment.
02-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Vladds

I thought that the ATE super blue was...

I thought that the ATE super blue was discontinued, due to the color.
02-08-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

And a small review: Initially it seemed these...

And a small review:
Initially it seemed these are more noisy than the Blizzaks and that dry and slightly wet traction is quite inferior.
But then I decided to do a burnout.
Now it's much better...
02-08-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

Weight has a lot to do with it as well. ...

Weight has a lot to do with it as well.
Something heavy with a decent amount pressing and studded tires may be better than AWD but not in all snow conditions.
Slush, fresh snow, packed snow, ice...
02-08-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Vladds

I never understood the fan on all the time idea. ...

I never understood the fan on all the time idea.
The car has such sophisticated thermal management and instead of working with it, they just turn it on all the time.
So Xentry doesn't show any...
02-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Vladds

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

I thought this is an interesting thread.
My 02 Subaru Wrx sits on Tokico D-spec shocks paired with OEM Sti springs (JDM 02 Sti).
My 10 C63 AMG is stock.
The AMG had many not so well known and...
02-05-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

The American Standard, 40 CFR 86.1803-01 Curb...

The American Standard,
40 CFR 86.1803-01
Curb Weight is
Curb weight means the actual or the manufacturer's estimated weight of the vehicle in operational status with all standard equipment...
02-05-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

So the European directive is very complicated. ...

So the European directive is very complicated.
all seating positions must be occupied, the weight for each occupant is 68 kg + 7 kg of personal luggage = 75kg each. Driver gets 7 kg too.
Then they...
02-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

Ok, my GWVR is 4872 lbs. The difference between...

Ok, my GWVR is 4872 lbs.
The difference between the two numbers is
1056 lbs.
This number should be composed of 5xStandard occupant weight+ 1x standard trunk weight.
The Curb weight can include...
02-04-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

Do they grab and shoot out pebbles?, I think this...

Do they grab and shoot out pebbles?, I think this was the justification for the big mudflaps rally style in the Subaru world.

And faced with dry pavement, how long till the studs wear down of...
02-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

How to determine your vehicle's Curb Weight, using the Gross Weight on the sticker

I'm starting this as research into how to establish how one's car compares with other cars.
Every car has the weight sticker in the door jamb.
My opinion is that that sticker may take into...
02-04-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By Vladds

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

Was there an option so-and-such "full size spare". If there was, someone looks it up in the parts software and gives you the part numbers to order, you retrofit your car and carry a full size. ...
02-03-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

I don't know that much about studs, but seems...

I don't know that much about studs, but seems like some tires are factory studded and some are stud-able and you bring them to a tractionizer shop who studs them.
These seem to have the stud...
02-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

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01-31-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Vladds

What did you use to verginize, Xentry with...

What did you use to verginize, Xentry with connect C3 ? I didn't think this works with a w205.
Otherwise how did you manage to stay offline to code ?
01-30-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

I know about having to have matching. And yes,...

I know about having to have matching.
And yes, my plan was to eventually update the fronts to Blizzak's as well.
Turns out that the Blizzaks wear a lot faster than the DWS.
I bought the Blizzaks...
01-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Vladds

Found good winter tires to buy

So with the Subaru temporarily parked, I have to handle what's coming, snow-wise with the C63.
I have Continental DWS in the front, they're still in good shape, but DWS could not find traction even...
01-30-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Vladds

How does the engine swap work with the existing...

How does the engine swap work with the existing MCT?
Is the MCT unchanged with W205?
Do you have thoughts to install the trick rear torque vectoring differential, now that you can control it ?...
01-20-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Vladds

There could be a teach in procedure performed...

There could be a teach in procedure performed through the factory software, Xentry.
01-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,873
Posted By Vladds

Giulia Q. By the time I'm ready for it, they...

Giulia Q.
By the time I'm ready for it, they will not be under factory warranty anyway.
And we have a family owned Alfa dealership relatively close.
But yes there's a dealership in the...
01-18-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Vladds

It may not be the thermostat. Get a Xentry...

It may not be the thermostat.
Get a Xentry scan of the car.
I like to mess around in Xentry and try all the tests and things.
I tried a reset once and it turned the fan on permanently. It may...
01-18-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Vladds

No reason to buy other than a 2015 last run 507...

No reason to buy other than a 2015 last run 507 with less than 10,000 Miles, other than cost.
No reason to not buy a black series other than cost.
It's not rocket science, you know ?

And doing...
01-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Vladds

Well, my 1987 420 SEL was like 2 seconds drive to...

Well, my 1987 420 SEL was like 2 seconds drive to reverse or reverse to drive. The 300SD was over 2, the 1994 E420 was more than a second.

When I got the C63 I was soo happy telling myself "no...
Forum: Marketplace
01-17-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Vladds

A question: Where in Xentry is the section for...

A question:
Where in Xentry is the section for a module (say ECU) where once it's connected to the servers, it looks for software updates?
Is it under adaptations?
01-15-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Vladds

Some cars are designed with access to the heather...

Some cars are designed with access to the heather core through the firewall from the engine side.
I'm not sure about these.
I think one of my old Mercedes had this type of initial leak and I did...
01-12-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By Vladds

Some more info about the SLS intake manifold

I decided to take a look at the SLS intake manifold.
It's not sold in one piece like ours.
There's a top cover that is not expensive, it's like $300, there's a main and lower box that is around...
01-12-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Vladds

I haven't driven an MCT and I am curios to drive...

I haven't driven an MCT and I am curios to drive one.
But I wonder, with the MCT, how they got around to replace the torque multiplication that the torque converter provides in daily driving low to...
01-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Vladds

The factory bracket should be the best solution.

The factory bracket should be the best solution.
01-10-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Vladds

Hold off on using heat. Just to clarify: The...

Hold off on using heat.
Just to clarify:
The manifold is magnesium alloy, the bolts are aluminum, the heads are aluminum.
These bolts go through magnesium with a passing bore and thread into...
01-09-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Vladds

You wouldn't have a voltage dip and a misfire...

You wouldn't have a voltage dip and a misfire without having a code.
The problem must be somewhere where your scanner cannot pick up the code.
Once you see the code, this becomes factual, vs...
01-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Vladds

Then you cannot read all the fuel codes. So...

Then you cannot read all the fuel codes.
So yes, you could have non ECU codes that your scanner doesn't pick up.
01-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Vladds

No codes on obd2, or no codes on Xentry?

No codes on obd2, or no codes on Xentry?
01-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,191
Posted By Vladds

I wonder how these will do with high mileage. ...

I wonder how these will do with high mileage.
My W126 420SEL was just "getting into service" at 200,000 Miles according to the parts guy. My W124 E420 I tested the same 0-60 as new at 120,000...
01-09-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By Vladds

If true, this would suck. But the liability of...

If true, this would suck. But the liability of installing with documented knowledge something that can kill your customer means that this is unlikely.
Unless we have to sign something when they get...
01-03-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By Vladds

I second this question. From a liability...

I second this question.
From a liability standpoint, does the existence of the recall discharge Mercedes of any liability, even if injuries happen while waiting for the recall implementation ?
...
01-03-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By Vladds

This may be good for you, that the potentially...

This may be good for you, that the potentially defective airbag didn't go off, but I would want to know if it not going off could be a malfunction.
01-02-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By Vladds

Airbag recall: Anybody done yet? in US.

As title says, did anybody get called in yet in US for the Airbag recall?
01-02-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By Vladds

You don't HAVE to do a diff oil change. But...

You don't HAVE to do a diff oil change.
But you have to check the level.
As such you should spend the money and acquire the tools that for the drain and fill plugs and the oil to top it up with. ...
12-31-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By Vladds

I don't need the CLA, have the Subaru, faster...

I don't need the CLA, have the Subaru, faster than the CLA stock at this stage.
Different car, for a different purpose. Closer to a racing car, in terms of weight, rally or the track, either option...
12-31-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vladds

Quick resurect, with more info. I'm researching...

Quick resurect, with more info.
I'm researching the battery sensor a bit more, it is linked to the alternator management, and here's a bosch article about what the battery sensor does, and you can...
12-30-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Vladds

Also, once the bolt is out, if you see blue...

Also, once the bolt is out, if you see blue residue on the threads, wet torque is different than dry torque. You need to know if the procedure calls the torque out with loctite, or dry.
If it's...
12-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Vladds

Take a picture, show the position of the bolts,...

Take a picture, show the position of the bolts, vs wrench.
Can you put a 1" universal joint extension with a shallow socket on it?
Can you use a very long 1" extension and reach from the other...
12-28-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Vladds

The factory pads and rotors leave a ring. The...

The factory pads and rotors leave a ring.
The factory replacement pads and rotors, with superseded part numbers, don't leave a rust ring.
12-28-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Vladds

The rear yellow Konis for this car are pre...

The rear yellow Konis for this car are pre adjustable? Meaning you twist the body vs the rod and then install? Or is there access in the rear for the koni plastic adjuster ?
12-08-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Vladds

did these come with bezels?

did these come with bezels?
12-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Vladds

Yes, this is the standard Traction control...

Yes, this is the standard Traction control functionality.
There really is a problem with the technical translation from Engineering German as far as the factory data card.
When I read a card,...
12-04-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

The slack is around 1/2", maybe a bit more. Only...

The slack is around 1/2", maybe a bit more. Only enough to barely see the screw heads in the base that hold the plastic top of the antenna.
12-03-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

It's a T20. I used one from a Husky set from Home...

It's a T20. I used one from a Husky set from Home Depot, L shaped.
I was able to loosen the antenna.
The screw must come out for the antenna to tilt somewhat, to be able to see the underside....
12-03-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

418782418781418780 So, do this: Take some...

418782418781418780

So, do this:
Take some light out
Move front seats up
Reach with your hand, palm up
You will be able to touch the bottom of the screw. The reinforcement has a big opening for...
12-03-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

With this good piece of news, I will make another...

With this good piece of news, I will make another attempt to find the bottom of the antenna. I'm going to try to scope it and hopefully post a picture.
I think that the antenna sits on a clip which...
12-01-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

Today I took out the rear dome light. In my sedan...

Today I took out the rear dome light. In my sedan I cannot see the bottom of the screw of the antenna.
Even worse, trying to look for the screw towards the rear window, right at the rear edge of the...
12-01-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

No, it's been quite a long time, the code didn't...

No, it's been quite a long time, the code didn't come back.
Also, I ran the car so low on gas, that the normal low fuel message went away and was replaced by the Pull into gas station message.
I...
11-30-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

Please post pictures, so that we can see the...

Please post pictures, so that we can see the construction of this thing, when you get it.
11-27-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

I can say that the antenna sells by paint code. ...

I can say that the antenna sells by paint code.
Also, from what I can tell the antenna doesn't sell in separate components, such as the gasket, but in one complete assembly.
Doesn't seem to be a...
11-26-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vladds

My opinion is that the headliner has to come out....

My opinion is that the headliner has to come out. But I'm curios to know how this works for you and what type of shortcuts you find.
11-26-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Vladds

Is this fleece business based on how the oil...

Is this fleece business based on how the oil filter looks like for the 229.3 cars, or is there an article that actually warns about oil filter construction?
11-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Vladds

As far as Carfax, here's what I had noticed...

As far as Carfax, here's what I had noticed couple years ago:
It now went to an almost ridiculous cost per use.
It only catches mileage readings at first sale, ownership change, recalls performed...
11-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Vladds

https://youtu.be/UFtpTTv258U There are at...

https://youtu.be/UFtpTTv258U

There are at least 4 different devices that have videos.

If you type into youtube W204 odometer, there are nothing but "Odometer correction devices"

Some seem...
11-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Vladds

What brand tire did the car come with, when new

As the title says, I'm curios to know what brand tire was on the car when new.
In the process of shopping for my car, I came across one close to my neighborhood.
It was a 2009 with weirdly low...
11-16-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Vladds

Interesting read. To get the same product as...

Interesting read.
To get the same product as the factory hood, it would have to be a result of the same process.
Meaning have the robot dunk the hood into the primer electro coating vat then have...
11-14-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Vladds

The clicks from here alone won't be much. But a...

The clicks from here alone won't be much. But a video that scores 100 k views on YouTube can bring couple grand in total, or seems.
The guy with the 2018 C63S posted how much he got from his...
11-14-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Vladds

The link is for a relatively old video. Maybe...

The link is for a relatively old video.
Maybe some of you don't know, but posting videos and getting watchers, can put a good amount of money in your pocket these days.
So the poster of the video...
11-09-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Vladds

I had not seen Akrapovic w204 downpipes before....

I had not seen Akrapovic w204 downpipes before. Can you post a link?
11-09-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

so now, for the headliner for the sedan, 077,...

so now, for the headliner for the sedan, 077, there's a whole new level of complication, as part numbers...

Apparently, there is such thing as panoramic roof for a sedan. Option 413. The regular...
11-09-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

I'm not sure of this yet, but I think that as far...

I'm not sure of this yet, but I think that as far as factory designation, both the pfl and fl sedan are 204 077. 277 is the wagon and 377 is the coupe. As such, unless the 077 codes provide something...
11-08-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Vladds

So, the person that wrote this article seems to...

So, the person that wrote this article seems to be very knowledgeable and my question to this person was to the effect of sharing the particulars of the Mercedes research into these engines, to the...
11-08-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Vladds

Do me a favor and don't single words out of my...

Do me a favor and don't single words out of my posting, in order to take them out of context.
This is the same as me saying:
"Poorly trained factory mechanics in the US", how do you know that all...
11-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

I didn't look yet at the facelift sedan. Ok,...

I didn't look yet at the facelift sedan.

Ok, the section below is for the C63 Station Wagon Facelift. I have to go now and will return with the facelift sedan later.

A 204 657 02 09 for the...
11-07-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Vladds

Looks like you have a lot of information about...

Looks like you have a lot of information about these.
At the same time, every time an article comes out about them, it focuses on the diesels and on the last Wankel.
I believe there were 4 testbed...
11-06-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

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

Back to the coupe.
The headliner with no sunroof part number is
A 204 690 31 50
There is a color footnote and I don't know how to use this portion of the system just yet. But if you bring this to...
11-06-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

weird. For the pfl sedan, the part number is...

weird.
For the pfl sedan, the part number is identical but starts with 204.

A 204 657 00 09

front rail
A 204 650 15 01
Center rail
A 204 650 0801
11-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Vladds

Here are some more part numbers: rear roof...

Here are some more part numbers:
rear roof frame is A207 650 0501. But this part is not different for no sunroof, thios is just in case it gets mangled when you cut the factory rivets on the roof.
...
11-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Vladds

About Federal 595 RR: I was trying to put...

About Federal 595 RR:
I was trying to put together a set of track day wheels for my Subaru, so looked into those. But the reality is that I would have used them as summer wheels as well.
So I've...
11-01-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Vladds

None of the codes are cathalitic efficiency,...

None of the codes are cathalitic efficiency, correct?
If not then the rear sensors could be ok for now. But they should be moved behind the converters.
This car is of a newer generation, so even...
11-01-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Vladds

Your mechanic can monitor that sensor through a...

Your mechanic can monitor that sensor through a live graph, using xentry, vs the sensor on the other side. If the graph looks symmetric, maybe the code is not warranted. If not, there's something...
Forum: Marketplace
10-31-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

197U is obsidian black. I found a Mercedes...

197U is obsidian black.

I found a Mercedes table. And yes 040 is plain black.
So there are at least 3 w204 C63 black colors.
Forum: Marketplace
10-31-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

If you have any knowledge of the car it came...

If you have any knowledge of the car it came from, the color is in the vin decode sheet.
I thought all blacks were obsidian, but now I am seeing magnetite d I thought another one too.
Forum: Marketplace
10-31-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Vladds

Which black is this, obsidian?

Which black is this, obsidian?
10-30-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Vladds

You should contact someone Edith Xentry. I was...

You should contact someone Edith Xentry. I was playing with this the other day and all those lights can be tested and activated through the SAM for the rear. That can also carry codes to tell you...
10-26-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

So I think I took care of the rotten egg smell in...

So I think I took care of the rotten egg smell in idle after hot runs, with this.

And thanks guys.
10-24-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By Vladds

The E420 was tested by the magazines in its day...

The E420 was tested by the magazines in its day as 0-60 in the mid 6 seconds.
Mine tested at 6.8 at around 140 000 miles.
An amazingly well built car. Except the business with the wiring...
10-24-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Vladds

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

I came across the part number for the no sunroof panel. Looks like there is a separate front reinforcement and central reinforcement pieces associated with it.
10-22-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Vladds

This is wrong. The 420 has the V8 with the...

This is wrong.
The 420 has the V8 with the double timing chain. And this is a late model 420.
You won't have to deal with the chain unless you hear it slapping around. Mine didn't do it at 200 k...
10-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

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

It's been a bit more than 2 weeks and yesterday I ran the fuel really low, down to the go to gas station graphic, to see if the code comes back or at least becomes stored again.
It did not.
I...
10-22-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Vladds

My W126 E420 did the same and it bothered me, to...

My W126 E420 did the same and it bothered me, to where after a full tune up I tried misc things: I replaced the injectors, the fuel pumps, pressure regulator, the fuel distributor. The fuel...
10-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Vladds

I had a 420 SEL, with close to 200 K miles. ...

I had a 420 SEL, with close to 200 K miles.
Nothing was really needed other than shocks. The 420 SEL, at least US market doesn't have the hydro self leveling rear suspension that the 560 has.
So...
10-19-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Vladds

I tried to hold the paddle in manual mode from a...

I tried to hold the paddle in manual mode from a low rpm. That was a disappointment.
I'll try to hold the paddle and floor it at the same time, let's see what this does.
10-18-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Vladds

Normal multiple downshift

What's a normal multiple downshift behavior ?

I thought that you pull the paddle, wait almost a second then it clunks you directly into the lowest safe calculated gear. The rpm is close or at...
10-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Vladds

It's the EPC. The way parts software works (or...

It's the EPC.
The way parts software works (or microfiche before that), is that parts are substituted.
Depending on the manufacturer, they have substitution codes (1,2,3 or A,B,C).
Just like in...
10-17-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Vladds

Ok:Looks like there are 4 series of...

Ok:Looks like there are 4 series of SLS/197.Perhaps they had a facelift too.

The tappets are A 156 050 02 25 and A 159 050 00 00 for code P98 (black series).The part numbers stay the same through...
10-16-2018, 01:56 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By Vladds

I'll post a link later.

I'll post a link later.
10-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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Views: 552
Posted By Vladds

Just look at my postings about the lifters. It's...

Just look at my postings about the lifters. It's all evidence based (part numbers). If part numbers are not good enough for you, ask the parts guy at the dealer, he'll look at the same software and...
10-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Vladds

there are some weight loss threads, you can...

there are some weight loss threads, you can search and see what others have done.

As always there are compromises with weight loss, it depends on which you want to settle:
1. removing weight and...
10-13-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

The hickups should come with some codes. So...

The hickups should come with some codes.

So after I replaced the jet pump, I had a very rough restart and there were 4 codes, which were low fuel pressure and misfires on 3 cylinders. After 30...
10-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Thanks. Still no stored code yet. I'm...

Thanks.
Still no stored code yet.
I'm starting to think about what does it mean, if my code doesn't come back.
Why for my car with the same symptoms as the others who changed the pumps, changing...
10-09-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

No stored code yet.

No stored code yet.
10-08-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Ford Motor Racing fueling white paper...

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

Here's an interesting article. Still no mention about why tight fuel injectors...
10-08-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

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

I am reading that the injector flow rates on a returnless system need to be particularly close. Don't know why yet.
And that there can be benefits from replacing the fuel rail, because the far end...
10-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Now I'm reading that the whole point of a...

Now I'm reading that the whole point of a returnless fuel system is for the fuel in the tank to remain cool. This way controlling fuel vapors in the tank better.
But what does this do at the fuel...
10-08-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By Vladds

I wasn't going to post this, but now that you...

I wasn't going to post this, but now that you started..
I was also trying to put together some facts about the W204 C63 Black vs the W205 C63 S.
I turned to the easiest compare.. Nurburgring...
10-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

The fuel pressure in idle is about the same. I...

The fuel pressure in idle is about the same. I didn't check how unchanged it stays under heavy acceleration.
The OBD2 trims are a bit different, meaning they're still rather large, the long term,...
10-07-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

I could not find anything about this filter,...

I could not find anything about this filter, googling the part number comes back empty. Not that important because one can't remove it without cutting the filter can open.

Now while WIS talks...
10-06-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Ok, I'm back and finished the work. There are...

Ok, I'm back and finished the work.
There are no particular symptoms.
I opened the left side and right side. I disconnected the fuel pumps pulled the left jet pump with a rope, pulled the new hoses...
10-06-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

battery off, fuel level on "fuel low"...

battery off, fuel level on "fuel low"...
10-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Finally, the jet pump arrived. There are two...

Finally, the jet pump arrived.
There are two models. The early cars part number begins with 204, the later I think is 218.
418070

Now to read the WIS again and to try to understand what these...
10-05-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By Vladds

Research the weight of the C63S coupe vs C63S...

Research the weight of the C63S coupe vs C63S sedan.
The coupe is quite heavier.
I sometimes watch the auto Vlog channel with the guy that has a C63S coupe and find it funny how he doesn't know...
10-03-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Vladds

I did mine, using the STAR to monitor the...

I did mine, using the STAR to monitor the transmission fluid temperature during refill.
Next time, I may try to take it further, once the pan and filter are out, you're close to removing the...
10-02-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,440
Posted By Vladds

With this said: In Germany, the C63 would be...

With this said:
In Germany, the C63 would be lighter.
I'll have to come up with some numbers and sources for them.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio only weighs in Europe around 3300 lb while...
10-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By Vladds

All are sticking to the letter of the owner's...

All are sticking to the letter of the owner's manual as far as the oil and ignoring to the letter the message of the factory to the owners to not use any additives.
Then again I am sticking to the...
09-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vladds

Fuel pressure thread

So, I am starting this new fuel pressure thread, adding some info that I have collected up to this point and formulating a few theories too.

In the next couple days I'll come back and clean this...
09-26-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Vladds

Makes sense. Tanks guys.

Makes sense. Tanks guys.
09-26-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

The advertised number is certified to SAE J1349...

The advertised number is certified to SAE J1349 which is close to EEC 80/1269.
The era of under/over rating ended with the recall of the 2000 Mustang Cobra SVT due to untrue horsepower (wasn't...
09-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

SO, I checked the Mercedes.de C63S sedan 510 PS...

SO, I checked the Mercedes.de C63S sedan
510 PS
The Mercedes USA C63 S sedan
503 HP
510 PS=503 HP

Anyway, the problem was in the past that you have the magazine writers that get the car to...
09-26-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Vladds

I have to tell you guys that I've asked about the...

I have to tell you guys that I've asked about the non staggered winter tire setup during one of the AMG private lounge monthly chat with the factory guys and the answer was that there is to be a...
09-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Vladds

Please post your findings and pictures too.

Please post your findings and pictures too.
09-26-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

Help your own point by posting what you know to...

Help your own point by posting what you know to be the correct European KW or PS numbers.
The Watt as a measure of power, and for that matter the KiloWatt as well, are part of the International...
09-25-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

Here's another thing: The stock alternator puts...

Here's another thing:
The stock alternator puts out 180 Amperes at 18 volts. This means it puts out 2500 Watts.
This roughly equates 3 Horsepower.
An alternator has a high conversion efficiency,...
09-25-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Vladds

which code, what's the number?

which code, what's the number?
09-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Vladds

In other words, the buyer pays knowing that...

In other words, the buyer pays knowing that there's a lien, gets the title and certificate of sale and the seller takes the money and pays the bank, so that the bank issues the lien release, that the...
09-25-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By Vladds

Hey,thanks for the information. Quick question:...

Hey,thanks for the information.
Quick question:
I'm looking at replacing the left, driver's side unit.
To do that I think that:
1. I remove the right side two pumps first
2. remove the left side...
09-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Vladds

Look, I hope that I'm wrong about our cars and...

Look, I hope that I'm wrong about our cars and the control arms can't be bent with the ratcheting straps.
With the Alfa, that rear arm was a curved arm to begin with and all the strap did was to...
09-25-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Vladds

I would check the control arms. Back in my...

I would check the control arms.
Back in my Alfa Romeo 164 days, the rear aluminum control arms would get bent by the ratcheting straps.
They're supposed to check carefully where to attach the...
09-25-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Vladds

How so many sell and buy cars on forum ?

SO I want to learn from you guys how so many seem to hop from one car to another.
So you finance, say a C63.
But now you want a Black series..
So you put up your C63 for sale.
But it has a lean...
09-23-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By Vladds

I am trying to figure out the conversation about...

I am trying to figure out the conversation about the p228f code, for high fuel pressure and they talk there about replacing the fuel pumps, to make the code go away.

On the left side of the tank...
09-22-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By Vladds

For $550, you can replace the idlers with OEM...

For $550, you can replace the idlers with OEM Mercedes twice.
They're probably safe to 60k miles and if the OEM lasts to 60 as well, you get to 180 K miles.
If you sell the car before that time,...
09-21-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 35,198
Posted By Vladds

To fit the sls, you probably should use the SLS...

To fit the sls, you probably should use the SLS cams then a tune to remove the runner switch flapper signal and tune for the SLS cam timing and probably new spark timing too.
Then you'd want long...
09-21-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By Vladds

I would take off the spacers and put back the OEM...

I would take off the spacers and put back the OEM springs, do a dealer allignment and put on supersport tires.
This setup with keeping all nannies on (traction and shifting) will pull you out of...
09-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

It's the same in the Subaru world. In general,...

It's the same in the Subaru world.
In general, tuners like to do a tune based on changing AFR. The factory works based on timing. Working on timing requires insider information and sometimes not...
09-19-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

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

I do believe that the era of stated numbers has ended in 2007, I think. That year, every manufacturer was sent to DOT to certify the numbers of their cars. And the forums were on fire. Some cars...
09-19-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Vladds

Previous 6.3 AMG power figures

So, I started to look into the statement regarding the advertisement of the power of the C63 AMG, vs the other cars that came equipped with the same engine and how this was understated and so on....
09-14-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Vladds

Do the oxygen sensor wires reach if trimming the...

Do the oxygen sensor wires reach if trimming the last portion of pipe and welding the converter there?
09-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,314
Posted By Vladds

Yeh, not so much.. Don't get me wrong, I...

Yeh, not so much..

Don't get me wrong, I understand perfectly the kid that worked 3 years and made that Golf into a fire breather, but chooses to keep it a sleeper and takes the badge off. That...
09-13-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,314
Posted By Vladds

Came back from EU last week. All BMW and Mercedes...

Came back from EU last week. All BMW and Mercedes were with M and AMG style exhaust tips and debadged.
They pass you and you hear the diesel rattle.
Some diesel Mercedes even had the front bumper...
09-12-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Vladds

If you guys don't mind, I will recount a story...

If you guys don't mind, I will recount a story read by me on the Alfa Forum circa 1999.
The disclaimer is that this is a fictional or "fictional" story, I'm not giving this as fact.

A famous...
09-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Vladds

The regulation used to be that if a model was...

The regulation used to be that if a model was sold in US a certain year, you can import that same model year.
There could be a larger pool of them in Eu and the difference in option deletion could...
09-11-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Vladds

In theory, you could be able to buy an EU Spec...

In theory, you could be able to buy an EU Spec black series in a 2012, with no sunroof at all and no fender lights. Probably 100lb lighter.
09-09-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,753
Posted By Vladds

Friedrich are having a sale. $1542 catless, $2556...

Friedrich are having a sale. $1542 catless, $2556 catted, plus shipping. AP cheapest catless and probably identical are $2200 on ebay.
So did these end up leaking at the collector slip-ons?
I...
09-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

So I'm back home and started testing the shifts...

So I'm back home and started testing the shifts and this is totally true. Can't shift up if you don't have a little over 1500 rpm.
I think the gearing of the first gear being short, the revs rise...
Forum: Marketplace
09-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By Vladds

I'm trying to see if there's any chance these may...

I'm trying to see if there's any chance these may fit my C63.
Are the tires you have on the rims (which you already listed the widths) stock E63 size, or did you upsize them?
08-29-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

When you type MCT, you mean both MCT and...

When you type MCT, you mean both MCT and Speedshift? And i know it does this stuff for the downshift.

However:
So with the downshifts, you click it and it downshifts if it doesn't think it will...
08-29-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

Ok, I'll post as accurate of an RPM as I can of...

Ok, I'll post as accurate of an RPM as I can of when the shift isn't and when it is.
Maybe this is a weird adaptation then.
Because if this was a solenoid, why does it shift on C mode just fine...
08-29-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

I'm trying to upshift by 2500 rpm or so, with...

I'm trying to upshift by 2500 rpm or so, with engine and transmission warmed up, as I commute through a neighborhood. It does seem that by the time it takes the shift with my second click, I'm doing...
08-28-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

I'd like to see more speed shift guys post too. ...

I'd like to see more speed shift guys post too.

So click when it allows means what? You click, wait for the shift, then click again , right?

For me 1-2, normal neighborhood speed, I'm trying...
08-27-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Vladds

who gets one click for one shift?

I'm trying to find out how many get the Speedshift PFL to do one click of the paddle for one shift and if it gets better with the MCT?
The worst for me is the 1-2 shift, it needs two, sometimes even...
08-23-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,874
Posted By Vladds

I looked into complete engines in the Subaru...

I looked into complete engines in the Subaru World. I found that the specialty engines when bought whole, don't add much to the already expensive brand new engine.

What I'm trying to say is that...
08-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Vladds

+1, the ECU will need to be coded to the car by...

+1, the ECU will need to be coded to the car by Mercedes-AMG.
It's not only about the immobilizer, but it may actually not have .... any ..... factory tune on it, as it comes to you.
Also,...
08-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Vladds

I think that the exhaust adjusters are sold by...

I think that the exhaust adjusters are sold by the pair. To me that's a strong indication that this is how they need to be replaced as well.
Also, the intake adjusters had numerous revisions and...
08-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Vladds

Are you talking about putting a torque wrench on...

Are you talking about putting a torque wrench on them and checking the torque? I'm not sure that the copper nuts can be retorqued.
Are you talking about checking torque and if it's not right, taking...
08-13-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,559
Posted By Vladds

Don't get super intense with the fuel additives...

Don't get super intense with the fuel additives because they're corrosive and can affect the fuel tank. Also the "additives" in the exhaust gases which are a result of the cleanings can fog the...
08-10-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By Vladds

From Mercedes-Benz AMG to Mercedes-AMG

Do you guys know when the switch from Mercedes-Benz AMG to Mercedes-AMG has happened?
How does the Mercedes-AMG badging look like?
08-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Vladds

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/440x296/mount_9ab2c2415e413d3f2851f0f713c9fe21761e06fb.jpg
This is a German mount that I bought with the intent of adapting it to hold a cell...
08-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Vladds

Correct

Correct
08-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Vladds

I found my previous posting about lifters part...

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

The tappets are A 156 050 02 25 and A 159 050 00...
08-06-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Vladds

Lifters, who did what?

So I'm going to re post the part numbers, but essentially there was a part number for lifters for the 08-09 cars, then from 2010 and on, as well as SLS a different part number.

So, one reads ...
08-06-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

If you happen to send out two injectors, you may...

If you happen to send out two injectors, you may be able to get the flow variation tested too for these non AMG injectors.
08-05-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

The injector shop will certainly indicate why...

The injector shop will certainly indicate why kind of leak this injector has on the report.
How long had the car been sitting when you pulled the injectors ?
Forum: Marketplace
08-05-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Vladds

But after you wash then aren't you supposed to...

But after you wash then aren't you supposed to re-oil them?
08-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Vladds

Why not ask AMG in one of the monthly sessions on...

Why not ask AMG in one of the monthly sessions on the chat at the private lounge?
Forum: Marketplace
08-03-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Vladds

Are these oiled type, or dry type filters?

Are these oiled type, or dry type filters?
08-03-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Vladds

Just finished replacing the tensioner. for the...

Just finished replacing the tensioner. for the serpentine belt.
Surprisingly difficult.
the top boilt I had to find by feel and eyball the location with a mirror.
Putting the new one in was...
08-01-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

The fuel pressure is not constant. The ECU...

The fuel pressure is not constant.
The ECU controls the injector duty cycle.
This is port injection. So the injector has to leak into open intake valves, then when cranking after the valves shut,...
07-30-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By Vladds

Get Mercedes Me, report to the insurance that you...

Get Mercedes Me, report to the insurance that you have active alarm with tracking and recovery and then every 3 years hop between insurance companies.
07-28-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

I think that there are differences between...

I think that there are differences between injectors being stuck shut and injectors that have a severe leak, bad enough to hydro lock an engine.
The causes are different.
07-27-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

Look, you want to know more? There's a lot more...

Look, you want to know more?
There's a lot more to know....

Anyway to store the injectors, put couple drops of gasoline in the zip lock bag and try to squeeze the air out as you close it.
If...
07-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

Well seamless is a subjective adjective. I...

Well seamless is a subjective adjective.
I consider my injectors transitioned seamlessly, but I didn't go testing minute vibrations with the glass of water method.
I also didn't do a before test....
Forum: Marketplace
07-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,885
Posted By Vladds

Any other OEM style wheels?

Any other OEM style wheels?
07-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,241
Posted By Vladds

Good question. From what I've read about...

Good question.
From what I've read about injectors in the past, there could be a difference.
People that recondition injectors sell them in classes.
The classes are price different and have to...
07-19-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By Vladds

My take is to have two sets of wheels, one summer...

My take is to have two sets of wheels, one summer one winter and spread the wear.

Also, I had. sears alignment and the car still wore the front, then did a dealer alignment and the front wear is...
07-15-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Vladds

This is a good idea. Now the dealership where...

This is a good idea.
Now the dealership where the OP bought the car: what kind of dealership is this?
Used car dealership, or Mercedes?
If they're a generic used car dealership, they won't have a...
07-11-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Vladds

I had a w124 v8 and decided to go with a w204 v8....

I had a w124 v8 and decided to go with a w204 v8.
The w124 3 years ago, I timed it at 0-60 in 6.8 seconds, at 140k miles. Basically the same time it was pulling in magazine tests back in 1994. ...
07-10-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 133,556
Posted By Vladds

Does the dashcam ap work now?

Does the dashcam ap work now?
07-07-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,422
Posted By Vladds

Wow.

Wow.
07-07-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,986
Posted By Vladds

I'm not going to look up the part numbers again,...

I'm not going to look up the part numbers again, but I recall that last time this came up, the part number was different for the SLS BLACK SERIES buckets.
The different ones are not SLS, but SLS...
07-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Vladds

put a voltmeter on the battery. The radio can...

put a voltmeter on the battery. The radio can still turn on but if the volts are too low, the ECU won't allow it to try to start.
07-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Vladds

It is possible to answer this question factually....

It is possible to answer this question factually.
In the aeronautic field, they monitor not only the EGT, but also the CHT.
The CHT is the cylinder head temperature.
For my Subaru, I bought a 4...
07-04-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 44,272
Posted By Vladds

What caused it? The belt being old? The idler...

What caused it?
The belt being old?
The idler bearing being wobbly?
The tensioner of the belt being old and not having enough tension?

I have a new belt, all new idlers but didn't replace the...
07-03-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 44,272
Posted By Vladds

Wow. Recently faced something similar. Was...

Wow.
Recently faced something similar. Was doing timing belt on the Subaru and saw a slice in the timing plastic cover. The a c belt jumped one groove because it was not OEM but Gatorback. As it...
07-02-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 44,272
Posted By Vladds

So have they narrowed down wheee the insulation...

So have they narrowed down wheee the insulation problem is, or are they calling for a new harness ?
07-02-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By Vladds

0-60 Mph does not equate 0-100 km/h. It's 0-62...

0-60 Mph does not equate 0-100 km/h.
It's 0-62 Mph and many times is introduces an additional shift.
I've been looking for a long time at 0-60 vs 0-100 km/h, the difference is about 0.5 seconds...
07-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By Vladds

According to Brembo, you're supposed to replace...

According to Brembo, you're supposed to replace the fasteners. You can try to contact their biggest distributor Race Technologies, they're responsive.
Also there's a torque number too.
07-01-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,659
Posted By Vladds

Exactly which car are these instructions from? I...

Exactly which car are these instructions from? I didn't see this nice level of detail in my owner's manual.
07-01-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Vladds

Determine if this is something that's going to be...

Determine if this is something that's going to be needing to be addressed soon anyways, using the method above.

Mileage is not the only factory, age and number of launches are equally big factors...
06-30-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vladds

417050 If you don't have alternator...

417050

If you don't have alternator management, the difference will not be that bad, but the stock battery for our cars has 95 Amp hours, this is the picture taken from my car, the dealer battery...
06-30-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Vladds

Jack the car, take the middle shield off. Try to...

Jack the car, take the middle shield off. Try to put your fingers between the roll bar and the oil pan. I wear XL gloves and my fingers didn't fit, the mounts were compressed as compared to the new...
06-30-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vladds

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

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

Years...
06-28-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By Vladds

Maybe this is a good place to ask: Do you...

Maybe this is a good place to ask:

Do you guys know if the 1.5 piece rotors of the P31 are floating rotors?
The 2 piece are.
Floating rotors are the best remedy for knock-back.
I have a...
06-27-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vladds

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

So, with alternator management, you run under acceleration on battery and very little on alternator. The ECU reduces/disengages the alternator amperage generation.
Under heavy acceleration, there is...
06-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By Vladds

Check grounding and install additional that goes...

Check grounding and install additional that goes to other parts of the engine.
Think of ground continuity between portions of the engine;
The block may be grounded, but continuity to the heads is...
06-26-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By Vladds

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

On the 507 subject, I have looked up parts which are specific to the 507, for the purpose of seeing the 507 option number.
To my surprise, the parts carry an option number, but the name is not 507,...
06-18-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Vladds

No.

No.
06-17-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,412
Posted By Vladds

I have looked at some of the news feeds, trying...

I have looked at some of the news feeds, trying to get a somewhat more clear picture.

The murderer was a woman said to have had drug problems, it appears she opened fire after the accident, when...
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06-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Vladds

Who's the maker of the rack? is this OEM? What's...

Who's the maker of the rack? is this OEM? What's the condition, can't tell from pics if it's scratched.
06-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Vladds

I'm not sure that I buy the equivalence they...

I'm not sure that I buy the equivalence they propose between the amp hour of a Lithium battery and a lead acid battery.
To me an amp hour measures the same transfer of energy.
So even with them...
06-14-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Vladds

Do you have the alternator management option 909?...

Do you have the alternator management option 909?
Does your battery harness have the battery sensor ?
Don't use a lightweight battery, you may give up torque. You need that Ah throughput of the...
06-14-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 40,409
Posted By Vladds

Don't the factory power numbers have to be SAE...

Don't the factory power numbers have to be SAE certified since 2007 or so?
Remember how it was big news, how the Subaru Sti dropped 5 HP, but the Mustang picked up and such?
This whole...
06-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 133,556
Posted By Vladds

So what you're saying is that the new GUI was...

So what you're saying is that the new GUI was just like the base screen of an android phone, not the car GUI, which the previous screen had and you've asked them to implement that screen and once...
05-21-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,729
Posted By Vladds

I'm looking at Xentry with this in mind. Can...

I'm looking at Xentry with this in mind.
Can you give me more details as if where this setting is?
I thought it is under ME97 motor electronics and display of coding data.
I've looked twice, I...
05-20-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By Vladds

Bringing this back for my new personal MPG record...

Bringing this back for my new personal MPG record
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/lzbbh63_2c260651bce6ca5800cbf435f69c0b4b395e8e44.jpg
For this to happen, I drove...
05-19-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Vladds

I think you can turn the fan on from Xentry, to...

I think you can turn the fan on from Xentry, to test that system s operation.
I would expect there would be a code if it doesn't work.
05-19-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Vladds

I am not sure of this but I think I recall...

I am not sure of this but I think I recall looking at the Xentry temp reading vs dash reading and they differed and I wondered why and was going to ask during a amg lounge session whether the...
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