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03-02-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By mbuster25

I also have a 2010 E350, with slightly more miles...

I also have a 2010 E350, with slightly more miles ~49K. My brother did the spark plugs for me in 1hr. :wootrock:

The old plugs were in pretty good shape. I guess you could run into problems...
10-26-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By mbuster25

Raja, When i mentioned to dealer i only...

Raja,

When i mentioned to dealer i only had several pieces affected, both dealer and corporate insisted that ALL wood pieces be replaced and that customers have complained when there was a...
09-04-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By mbuster25

I did not ask for a different wood trim in...

I did not ask for a different wood trim in hindsight. If the problem is getting worse and it bothers you, you can argue that you did report it. Mine was past ELW.
09-03-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By mbuster25

Wood trim - faded twice, now replaced twice

Folks,
I just wanted to report some good news. I just got my faded wood recently replaced... a second time. The first time was in 2013, entire wood trim replaced under warranty, and it didn't...
03-15-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By mbuster25

2010 - where is drain in air/water duct?

In my 2010 W212 maintenance manual, it states
"Clean water drain in air/water duct" ever 10K miles
Does anyone know where that is or could provide a picture? Thanks.
05-19-2015, 10:26 PM
07-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,728
Posted By mbuster25

I don't know if this helps you but when I was...

I don't know if this helps you but when I was purchasing my 2010 I wanted 4Matic and it was a requirement to me. If 4Matic is not important to you, why buy something you don't want or need? It's...
07-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,423
Posted By mbuster25

I've seen a Cilajet MDX that after 5yrs, I was...

I've seen a Cilajet MDX that after 5yrs, I was impressed the pillars were beading and sheeting very well, but the rest of car, not so much. The paint did not look particularly good but this MDX I...
07-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,135
Posted By mbuster25

Yes, mine was purchased March 2010, still on...

Yes, mine was purchased March 2010, still on original battery
06-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,537
Posted By mbuster25

$4K for a one year warranty does not make sense. ...

$4K for a one year warranty does not make sense.
I agree with tiyyara is is for peace of mind. These cars are expensive to fix, but what is the likelihood that you will experience that in the one...
06-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,481
Posted By mbuster25

I went with Weathertech Digital Fit in the front,...

I went with Weathertech Digital Fit in the front, and Weathertech All weather in the rear.
05-29-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By mbuster25

Believe it or not, even a brand new car can...

Believe it or not, even a brand new car can benefit from paint correction and polishing. Especially if your car is dark color, you will be amazed at how reflective and swirl free it can be! I...
04-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By mbuster25

I do not top off in the typical sense, but I try...

I do not top off in the typical sense, but I try to slow down the pump by pressing a lot less (1/4-1/2) than full towards the end
04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,113
Posted By mbuster25

PeterUbers, I hope they give you your money...

PeterUbers,
I hope they give you your money back for all that you've gone through - life is too short for this kind of stuff. Mercedes commecials are touting "The Best or Nothing" - during The...
11-15-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

I totally agree. I've seen faded wood in 2012...

I totally agree. I've seen faded wood in 2012 E550.
11-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,212
Posted By mbuster25

I replaced my 3+yr old originals with Bosch icons...

I replaced my 3+yr old originals with Bosch icons and so far so good. I agree the attachment to the car is not pretty, since it's made to accomodate different attachment styles.
10-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,710
Posted By mbuster25

Top secret, I doubt it :). BG makes product...

Top secret, I doubt it :). BG makes product called Frigi-Clean and Frigi-Fresh. Einzsett also has a product Klima-Clean.
10-27-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By mbuster25

Why doesn't he have a 550 or AMG? Doesn't match...

Why doesn't he have a 550 or AMG? Doesn't match the house at all. Anyways, agree with others - stupid kid.
10-24-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

Just in wood kit trim (no installation) I thought...

Just in wood kit trim (no installation) I thought was over 2K I read somewhere (here?)
10-23-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By mbuster25

My wish list is based off of coming from my...

My wish list is based off of coming from my 2010....
Would like to see more electronics integration (such as Pandora displaying the album graphics and being able to change stations with command),...
10-22-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

This is what the dealer should do... replace ALL...

This is what the dealer should do... replace ALL the wood, but I have heard of cases of only replacing affected pieces, but that was a long time ago.
10-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By mbuster25

Returning extended warranty and buying another

I currently have 15k miles on my car and in the factory warranty and have a genuine mercedes extended warranty to 7yr/100k.
What I want to do is return or receive refund on this and purchase a...
10-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By mbuster25

It's going to be based on the terms of mileage...

It's going to be based on the terms of mileage and duration. Since you don't have much mileage on the car, you could be looking at just extending the duration. I would expect at least 2K, no more...
10-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

That's great. In the two jobs that I have...

That's great. In the two jobs that I have personally seen (from two different dealers), there was a bit a some residue left on the plastic pieces adjacent and directly above the dash on the...
10-05-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,469
Posted By mbuster25

Agreed. :y Lots of products are corrosive and...

Agreed. :y Lots of products are corrosive and will mar up aluminum. That being said, P21S total auto wash is safe and great for DIY or detailers to clean engine bay.
09-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,913
Posted By mbuster25

Where I live and my driving skills, you wouldn't...

Where I live and my driving skills, you wouldn't want me in RWD car. I'd be too much of a public danger. :rolleyes:

The 4matic adds about two hundred pounds , which doesn't help the car feel as...
09-09-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

I do believe MB should know about availability...

I do believe MB should know about availability but perhaps they don't manufacture it, and they themselves are being told its on backorder?
08-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,954
Posted By mbuster25

Oh yes, that is a good benefit. No need for the...

Oh yes, that is a good benefit. No need for the silly media interface at that time.
07-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,092
Posted By mbuster25

Davidnj, Thank you for the in depth review....

Davidnj,
Thank you for the in depth review. I believe as these technologies become more available, it will trickle down into more masses. Even with the added complexities, they are awfully cool...
07-31-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,096
Posted By mbuster25

It's funny that Mercedes manual says can scratch...

It's funny that Mercedes manual says can scratch winshield when dry, then how come when I activate the spray, it doesn't spray first but wipes first? My other car, an Acura mdx sprays first, then...
07-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By mbuster25

That is the only thing that matters. Enjoy the...

That is the only thing that matters. Enjoy the ride and don't have regrets. Save your shopping skills on your next car. :)
07-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,208
Posted By mbuster25

K-A, just wondering when you had a 212 if the E...

K-A, just wondering when you had a 212 if the E sport was too harsh for you why didn't you choose the Luxury model?
06-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,579
Posted By mbuster25

+1, not only does Sirius sound poor (relative to...

+1, not only does Sirius sound poor (relative to Pandora), there are drops when I go under overhead bridges.
06-14-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,974
Posted By mbuster25

As much as I point out to my local mb dealer that...

As much as I point out to my local mb dealer that i am meticulous and instruct the dealer service to be careful, they are unable to follow instructions. If you are unhappy with the service make...
06-13-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By mbuster25

Seeing as I rarely approach my car from the front...

Seeing as I rarely approach my car from the front at night, the illuminated star wouldn't do anything for me. I rather have the illuminated door sill, not that I need that either.:D
06-11-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By mbuster25

I don't know what's involved in a "per inspection...

I don't know what's involved in a "per inspection for $199", but my dealer offers a "free" multipoint inspection. Mercedes should be able to pull all the service records for your vehicle, assuming...
06-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By mbuster25

Nice. I'm thinking of Michelin Primacys for my...

Nice. I'm thinking of Michelin Primacys for my next set.
06-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,474
Posted By mbuster25

34+mpg is definitely higher than sticker, but if...

34+mpg is definitely higher than sticker, but if you are going off the computer, the computer can be optimistically off.
06-08-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,763
Posted By mbuster25

I'm set at 34 front / 38 rear on 17s contis on...

I'm set at 34 front / 38 rear on 17s contis on 350 4matic
06-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,269
Posted By mbuster25

I must be doing something wrong. Following...

I must be doing something wrong. Following Arrie's procedure, in step 4 after I removed foot from pedal I wait, but nothing happens in instrument cluster - It just stays lit. I noticed that with...
05-31-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By mbuster25

I had C300 4matic loaners, both 2012 and 2013. ...

I had C300 4matic loaners, both 2012 and 2013. The 2013 has considerably more pep/power than 2012, and felt faster than my 2010 E350.

I found the information displayed within the speedometer to...
05-30-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

Dealer has been very thorough documenting...

Dealer has been very thorough documenting troubleshooting steps the service order, thanks.
05-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

UPDATE: The saga continues as the symptom has...

UPDATE: The saga continues as the symptom has resurfaced. Called SA, and he said possibly camera is defective suggesting replacement is next step. They did test the camera before taking voltage...
05-28-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,578
Posted By mbuster25

:y Would agree, be careful with any type of...

:y
Would agree, be careful with any type of chemicals (especially if not made for car). Goo gone comes in auto formula, but I don't have experience with it. Maybe an all purpose cleaner (APC)...
05-22-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

UPDATE Dealership replaced COMMAND UNIT P/N...

UPDATE
Dealership replaced COMMAND UNIT P/N A2129002812. On work order it says that the they found error code C264 "Communication with backup camera has a malfunction".

I hope this is the...
05-22-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,379
Posted By mbuster25

I don't think E and S have anything to do with...

I don't think E and S have anything to do with supension, but rather engine and notable transmission shifting (S starts in first gear). There is no way to have it automatically revert to S upon...
05-16-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

UPDATE. Dealer supposedly updated software in...

UPDATE. Dealer supposedly updated software in the car yesterday. Drive home without a problem. This morning got to work, and the problem is back (no image). Called dealer and scheduled to bring it...
05-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,461
Posted By mbuster25

THANKS samkimg! I wondered how to do the...

THANKS samkimg!

I wondered how to do the same thing and did not know it was Highway Information.
05-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

My 2010 does not shift into park when opening door

My 2010 does not shift into park when opening door
05-03-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

I've been unable to repeat the symptom this week,...

I've been unable to repeat the symptom this week, but lost all sound/audio on drive to work. I think I have the command update problem for sure. That sounds like an idea to test it. I know the car...
05-03-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By mbuster25

That's certainly a distinctive/custom vehicle you...

That's certainly a distinctive/custom vehicle you have there, with a lot of well equipped features it should appeal especially someone not looking for stock. The integrated V1, I like You'll never...
05-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,221
Posted By mbuster25

I will only admit to doing 90. :p: ...

I will only admit to doing 90. :p:
Cops-a-plenty here in Washington, DC area.
05-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,899
Posted By mbuster25

On a business trip, a group of us were headed out...

On a business trip, a group of us were headed out to lunch from the building w/underground garage. In the garage, I spotted a glowing Corvette (that was intentionally was taking up two spots) in the...
05-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,899
Posted By mbuster25

The only standards that should matter is your...

The only standards that should matter is your standards. You can either be in denial or face the truth.
05-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

Thanks GermanCars and TH22! Just a software...

Thanks GermanCars and TH22! Just a software update, it's relief.

I'll take it in middle of this month and report back results.
04-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

Thanks for the responses guys. I think...

Thanks for the responses guys.

I think Arrie may be right that it may be loose wire. I couldn't reproduce the problem later this afternoon and evening on the drive home. It's not often that I...
04-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

It's definitely checked off in "Activate by R...

It's definitely checked off in "Activate by R gear"
04-30-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,016
Posted By mbuster25

NO camera image in Reverse

I have a problem with no image being displayed with backup camera. It is set to display an image during Reverse in the menu. When engaging the car into Reverse, their is no picture from the...
04-29-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By mbuster25

When I detailed engine bays (have not done so on...

When I detailed engine bays (have not done so on Mercedes yet and don't know if I ever will), I use a metrovac blower to assist in blowing it dry with little heat prior to driving. Of course, there...
04-29-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,835
Posted By mbuster25

Whereas Lexus can be set so bright, as to be...

Whereas Lexus can be set so bright, as to be uncomfortable, the MB cannot. I too was initially concerned, but with time and mileage I've deemed it satisfactory.
04-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 226,628
Posted By mbuster25

Would any one have a picture of what this looks...

Would any one have a picture of what this looks like?
04-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,397
Posted By mbuster25

From everything I hear, all the German brands MB...

From everything I hear, all the German brands MB included, don't have as much reliability as Lexus (Toyota)/Acura (Honda) and that is not through web, but talking with owners who've owned both. ...
04-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,556
Posted By mbuster25

That's a lot of CHICKen. Is it the Kentucky...

That's a lot of CHICKen. Is it the Kentucky Fried strips you like or the Popeye's? :rolf: Glad you are enjoying life!
04-25-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,056
Posted By mbuster25

I had experience on a Lexus with Bridgestone...

I had experience on a Lexus with Bridgestone Turanza Serenity, the predecessor to the Serenity Plus. It was a good tire IMO for noise and treadwear. Only thing I noticed was that they developed ...
04-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,514
Posted By mbuster25

Differences

For the nearly 10K in MSRP difference it's not all engine. The 550 come with 4Matic (since 2012), and you get standard leather and heated seats. The 4Matic in any model variant has a mpg hit, but I...
04-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,056
Posted By mbuster25

Yes, it wearing evenly across the tires,...

Yes, it wearing evenly across the tires, sometimes no difference in inner,middle,outer tread - the rear tires right now all reading 7/32nd left. The front tire readings are around 7 or 7.5/32nd left...
04-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,205
Posted By mbuster25

That's awesome! The difference is night and day...

That's awesome! The difference is night and day in your PICs. Your dealer sounds like a good one!
04-23-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,056
Posted By mbuster25

Continental ContiproContact - poor treadwear?

In under 11K miles, the original Contis (10/32nd" when new) have worn down 2.5-3/32nds at each tire (that is from 10/32 when new, the tires are now at 7/32 or 7.5/32). With a UTQG rating of 500 and...
04-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By mbuster25

My volume also stays where I leave it, but I wish...

My volume also stays where I leave it, but I wish there was a numerical indicator as to volume level
04-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,205
Posted By mbuster25

Tge4 is giving good advice. Mercedes should do...

Tge4 is giving good advice.
Mercedes should do the right thing. At first their stance was to replace all trim but others have said their experience at dealer was only affected pieces (which would...
04-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By mbuster25

Congratulations! I'm finding 2010 E350, also my...

Congratulations! I'm finding 2010 E350, also my first MB, a rewarding experience. Had power steering connection fitting recall done that affected some 2010-2011 E's. I imagine a CPO car would...
04-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By mbuster25

Not me. I'll pass on that Scratch wash. I...

Not me. I'll pass on that Scratch wash.
I even put in my own sign in the car stating "NO CARWASH" in two languages.
03-30-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,584
Posted By mbuster25

This is awesome. If we were neighbors I would...

This is awesome. If we were neighbors I would have loved to watch you do the mod. Always thought the HK system could benefit from a speaker upgrade.
03-30-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,909
Posted By mbuster25

Goblando: Seeing as you bought the car and...

Goblando:

Seeing as you bought the car and like everything but the handling, I would check the tire and wheels. no_mulligan is right in that finding one to test drive is more difficult. As you...
03-24-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By mbuster25

I can vouch for if it is an good match, but this...

I can vouch for if it is an good match, but this might be of help to you:

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html
03-19-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,231
Posted By mbuster25

With that amount of work it's going to take time....

With that amount of work it's going to take time. I can't imagine dealer wanting you to wait for it; and unless you are arranging someone to pick you up, you'll be exhausted no matter how many...
03-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,535
Posted By mbuster25

Your kidding right? :rolleyes: Friend of...

Your kidding right? :rolleyes:

Friend of mine has a Prius, not at all in the same class as a W212. What some extreme (?) prius owners practice is grill blocking. Do a search on google for some...
03-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,594
Posted By mbuster25

It's SO GOOD to have connections :love:

It's SO GOOD to have connections :love:
03-17-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,228
Posted By mbuster25

+1

no_mulligan, you seem to know a lot about car detailing! I hear ya' brother. :y Spraying to get the heavy stuff off, and blotting as to not create scratches are great tips.

I also wash...
03-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,228
Posted By mbuster25

If you are referring to relatively new product...

If you are referring to relatively new product Optimum No Rinse with Wax, I don't think it has any filling or scratch hiding cabilities. I've used Optimum Car Wax (OCW) before and it is decent spray...
03-15-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,228
Posted By mbuster25

For drying, I like to use large blue drying...

For drying, I like to use large blue drying towels and a Metrovac.
I've used both a Toro super leaf blower and a Metrovac, and while the Toro is faster, do prefer the Metrovac because I felt I...
03-13-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By mbuster25

I'd go with '12 also unless you love that NA...

I'd go with '12 also unless you love that NA engine
The 2012 has twin turbo and more torque than the 2010, and the torque is generated low. Better mpg also, not that one buys an AMG for fuel...
03-13-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,228
Posted By mbuster25

Sorry about your car, but know that it's current...

Sorry about your car, but know that it's current state is temporary, and it can be fixed and improved dramatically. Working on black will show one's skill or stupidity (in case of the $100 guy)
...
03-12-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,983
Posted By mbuster25

If you haven't done so or started, then start...

If you haven't done so or started, then start taking detail notes of your interactions with the dealership, with time you call, who who spoke with and who did what. It doesn't hurt to have this all...
03-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,120
Posted By mbuster25

Not only do I put the recommended 91+ at 93, I...

Not only do I put the recommended 91+ at 93, I even put in premium for whatever C-class loaners I've used also, and I wasn't close to owning the loaner of course.

Why take the risk to save a...
02-16-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,643
Posted By mbuster25

I for one would like to see the E550 stay a V8. ...

I for one would like to see the E550 stay a V8. The CLS never appealed to me with it's sloping rear end, just not for me
02-13-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,765
Posted By mbuster25

[QUOTE=RNBRAD;5544221] Hand washing is a big no...

[QUOTE=RNBRAD;5544221] Hand washing is a big no no!!! If you can't wash a car with high pressure water and not touch it to get it clean, then get ready for significant swirls.
QUOTE]

:confused:...
01-28-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By mbuster25

Tunings I've seen never seem to advertise an mpg...

Tunings I've seen never seem to advertise an mpg savings, more like response, hp and torque gains. I think what you might be seeing is a a mercedes computer calculating mpg differently due to tuning...
01-28-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By mbuster25

I too would stay away from non-MB warranties.

I too would stay away from non-MB warranties.
07-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,444
Posted By mbuster25

I always select highest grade

If 93 is avaiable, that is what I put in.
07-25-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By mbuster25

I've found the paint condition to be very good...

I've found the paint condition to be very good but not perfect. What I saw in mine was imperfections from clearcoat process? I saw few pecks of particles imbedded in the clearcoat. You could...
07-01-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 43,869
Posted By mbuster25

Folks, Anyone know if the random stalling...

Folks,
Anyone know if the random stalling has a fix? I'm about to buy a ML350 and this does concern me. Also, the other day, drove by a new disabled ML350 and was wondering if it was because of...
05-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,260
Posted By mbuster25

I've tried all types of water repellent solutions...

I've tried all types of water repellent solutions and rain-x does work well.

Downsides is when you switch formulation from winter to summer or vice versa. Summer is green while winter is orange....
03-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,499
Posted By mbuster25

K-A: Try using the blue waffle weave...

K-A:

Try using the blue waffle weave microfiber made for glass. It does really well cleaning without leaving any lint on glass/mirrors. I use to wash microfiber with the rest of laundry but...
03-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,499
Posted By mbuster25

If you want the dealer not to wash your car, you...

If you want the dealer not to wash your car, you can reinforce this message by placing your own home-made sign (I did with a printer) that says "No Wash" (iin multiple languages)
Unfortunately most...
03-05-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,327
Posted By mbuster25

No free lunch. If you want to WASH, then...

No free lunch.

If you want to WASH, then use soap.

K-A I don't know anyone who is so concerned with trim/plastic. However, there are many products to address or maintain trim/plastic.
...
02-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 45,953
Posted By mbuster25

My car has been driving sparingly, 95+% time...

My car has been driving sparingly, 95+% time garaged. It has seen no noticeable fading. I just talked to dealer regarding replacing wood trim, and they said they could not see any fading so are not...
01-12-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By mbuster25

I had Bridgestone RE960's (on a Lexus ES), which...

I had Bridgestone RE960's (on a Lexus ES), which the RE970s are suppose to be an improvement on. Car handled great but too noisy for my taste on the highway.
09-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,557
Posted By mbuster25

I for one did not want the mBrace so I had called...

I for one did not want the mBrace so I had called early to let them know I didn't want it during the trial, and a week before the end date. Nevertheless they charged my credit card on file, and did...
05-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,925
Posted By mbuster25

KA: It sounds like you have a lot of pride...

KA:

It sounds like you have a lot of pride and intent to keep your car clean and that is great, I don't doubt your car looks great.

But you are taking unecessary risks!

If you want to...
03-24-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,316
Posted By mbuster25

Fellas: I brought my car in and told them...

Fellas:

I brought my car in and told them to update the command with the telematics cd mentioned in this forum. They came back and said it does not apply to my car, 2010 E350 P1. Is it possible...
03-24-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By mbuster25

Brett, I think the smaller, but sportier M3 is...

Brett, I think the smaller, but sportier M3 is what you are saying you want, as the 5-series and E-class are in much larger class.

No need for us Mercedes enthusiasts trying to sway you... but...
03-22-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By mbuster25

It takes me at least 10 sec to back out of the...

It takes me at least 10 sec to back out of the garage (kind of tight on sides), onto the driveway, onto street and then put it in Drive, so I can't say I've seen this :D
03-17-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By mbuster25

Why would the steering feel different in RWD vs...

Why would the steering feel different in RWD vs 4matic?
03-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,093
Posted By mbuster25

Doesn't the sport come with 18" rims?

Doesn't the sport come with 18" rims?
03-01-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By mbuster25

I came from a Lexus family, and having that I...

I came from a Lexus family, and having that I found Lexus reliable, but certainly not bulletproof. And when things break, it can be expensive to fix besides the regular maintenance.

I never...
02-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,955
Posted By mbuster25

It has been my experience in the MD/DC/VA area...

It has been my experience in the MD/DC/VA area that Lexus service dept is more convenient and accomodating than Mercedes dealers. Whereas our Lexus dealer has no problem taking me same day, Mercedes...
02-16-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,393
Posted By mbuster25

Test drive both of them throughly. The tires...

Test drive both of them throughly. The tires have a lot to do with the ride too. Don't just go by what we say.:)
02-15-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,530
Posted By mbuster25

I have a 2010 4matic luxury and have not noticed...

I have a 2010 4matic luxury and have not noticed this behavior.
But I am extremely gentle in first 1/4-1/2 mile because of the neighborhood and because I want to warmup by driving slowly.
02-03-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,605
Posted By mbuster25

I do think it is necessary and I do run 91/93 in...

I do think it is necessary and I do run 91/93 in my car depending on what is available.
01-26-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,864
Posted By mbuster25

Wow that looks nice. I wish I had the guts to do...

Wow that looks nice. I wish I had the guts to do this. Anyone get a quote from the dealer for install?
01-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,085
Posted By mbuster25

As with your painted surfaces, the grill is...

As with your painted surfaces, the grill is exposed to the elements. The front of the car can get a lot of road debris, spashes, and bug guts. If you never clean it, contaminants will build up and...
11-28-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,889
Posted By mbuster25

I use Z-AIO, Z5 and Z2pro, Z-CS. When surface...

I use Z-AIO, Z5 and Z2pro, Z-CS. When surface prepared and product is applied according to directions, durability is indeed very good. I also use Opti-Seal (similar to Z-CS). Will try Blackfire...
11-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

I wouldn't put it over wax. Clean first, then...

I wouldn't put it over wax. Clean first, then polish.
11-26-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

Yup, Zaino has a following and I am a fan. :) ...

Yup, Zaino has a following and I am a fan. :)
Not inexpensive product at around $15/8oz and it never goes on sale but I did find it to do the job and have very good durability :y
There is often a...
11-25-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

How much protection is left on there? When the...

How much protection is left on there? When the wax comes off, so would the sealant you put on top of it. Hard to judge the durability of the sealant.

Read the product description carefully to...
11-25-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

Auto washes, especially the brush type/microfiber...

Auto washes, especially the brush type/microfiber type are not good for the car because they can pickup dirt and induce many scratches/swirls. Also, the chemicals can be harsh on your existing...
11-24-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

For protection, and not correction (to get...

For protection, and not correction (to get scratches out), I currently use Zaino and Optimum products. Zaino All-in-one, Z2 and Z5 (usually go to), and Z8. Then Zaino Clear Seal or Optimum Opti-Seal...
11-23-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By mbuster25

My paint is holding up fine but I did notice that...

My paint is holding up fine but I did notice that new MB factory paint was not as flawless as new Lexus vehicles I've owned; but MB paint appears to be harder than Lexus from my polishing...
10-28-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,616
Posted By mbuster25

I tried both 91 and 93 and notice no difference...

I tried both 91 and 93 and notice no difference except in the wallet.
10-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By mbuster25

Bingo! I have a luxury model and no interest in...

Bingo! I have a luxury model and no interest in the larger wheels. And what would I do with the original wheels/tires? Sell them at a loss I suppose
10-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,890
Posted By mbuster25

As a then Lexus only family, the E350 4matic...

As a then Lexus only family, the E350 4matic purchased in April was my very first Benz. At the time, considered, BMW 528xi (now would be 535xi) and Lexus GS350. Probably should have looked at Audi...
10-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,075
Posted By mbuster25

I called MB Customer service and they intially...

I called MB Customer service and they intially told me my 2010 E350 was not part of the recall, and then they notified me the next day that it was. I still haven't received a letter yet and rather...
10-14-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By mbuster25

I would agree that the mirrors could have been...

I would agree that the mirrors could have been better. For as much width as they add to the car, they could be bigger and more useful. I leave the side mirrors as much into the blindspots as...
10-06-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbuster25

I am still in the break in period, so I am...

I am still in the break in period, so I am varying rpms and speeds and driving gently. For me, the MB is a weekend car and not my daily 'beater' (a Lexus).

No special treatment.
10-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By mbuster25

Defnitely not an E. M or G series would suit you...

Defnitely not an E. M or G series would suit you better.
06-28-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By mbuster25

No issues. That is terrible.

No issues. That is terrible.
06-23-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,925
Posted By mbuster25

K-A: I really wouldn't wait much longer to...

K-A:

I really wouldn't wait much longer to get it done if I were in your shoes.
Paint prep, polishing (optional at such a new car), followed by putting on some protection (layers), LSP if...
06-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,246
Posted By mbuster25

I have the split 5 spoke alloy wheels. This...

I have the split 5 spoke alloy wheels. This wheel is a b*tch to clean. Not sure about their scratch resistance but I can say the fit/finish is not as good as Lexus vehicles. It should be more...
06-23-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,925
Posted By mbuster25

K-A: What type of protection (wax/sealant)...

K-A:

What type of protection (wax/sealant) are you putting on?
06-11-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,578
Posted By mbuster25

Does your hood close easily?

Hello everyone,

I've noticed that my 2010 E350 hood does not close easily. Dropping the hood from a foot high (as instructed by the owner's manual) or so does not give enough force to close. In...
06-10-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By mbuster25

Weathertech Digital Floor Liners - Rear set no good

To all the folks in the market or considering Weathertech's digital floor liners for an E350 sedan, I have tried the rear mats and would not recommend them:

1. Coverage - the mats cover roughly...
06-10-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,521
Posted By mbuster25

Here also. Dealers always instructed not to wash...

Here also. Dealers always instructed not to wash my car. Who knows what the delaer is using to wash/dry your car. No one is going to wash my car as carefully I do, and if I scratch it, then I have...
06-06-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,174
Posted By mbuster25

I believe some other advantages of MB ELW are: ...

I believe some other advantages of MB ELW are:

1. If you never go into the warranty period, you can cancel it. Less than 4yr/50K, if you decide you don't want the extended warranty anymore, you...
05-31-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By mbuster25

I chose Luxury, P1 with Wood steering wheel. Not...

I chose Luxury, P1 with Wood steering wheel. Not the choice of most in this forum I know.

Of the features you get with P2, the only one I really want would be the electronic trunk closer. ...
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