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01-04-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks you!

Thanks you!
01-03-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks BraggE550...

Thanks BraggE550 (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/392722-bragge550.html), yes I used to do a little bit of mechanics 20+ years ago (car and motorcycle). Since I don't really have any means to...
01-03-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks BraggE550, Ok I will probably buy those...

Thanks BraggE550,
Ok I will probably buy those part number then.
To change the shocks there is no need to raise the car or access underneath the car, correct?
Thanks.
Best regards,
Jeff
01-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks BraggE550/belarus27, 1. The E550 has air...

Thanks BraggE550/belarus27,
1. The E550 has air suspension so I thought those shocks were "special", would aftermarket work and would they last?
2. Would you guys be kind enough to give me the...
01-02-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks konigstiger, I have been quoted $2500 by...

Thanks konigstiger, I have been quoted $2500 by my dealership to have my 2011 E550 rear shocks replaced (reportedly leaking). Does that sound reasonable, look like the parts are like $700 ea? If they...
01-10-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,756
Posted By mbfoup

The E550 airmatic works great. I said before that...

The E550 airmatic works great. I said before that I wished the sport setting was a little stiffer. But other than that it's unbeatable.

One of the reasons I did not get a 2011 E63, besides the...
01-08-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By mbfoup

I want one for my toddler, where did you get it?

I want one for my toddler, where did you get it?
01-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,646
Posted By mbfoup

You are probably right.

You are probably right.
01-08-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,825
Posted By mbfoup

I tried the 550i and was disappointed. The BMW...

I tried the 550i and was disappointed. The BMW handles slightly better and has a better gear box, that's it. The E550 engine is much better and much more responsive. The MB airmatic is much better...
01-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,646
Posted By mbfoup

My understanding is that the car often adjusts...

My understanding is that the car often adjusts itself and that can be heard by fart noises, whistling noises, especially shortly after boarding the car for a trip or after parking. So is it abnormal...
01-04-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,925
Posted By mbfoup

The only way I found to avoid fog was to leave...

The only way I found to avoid fog was to leave the mode to automatic, hence having A/C plus heat on (when it is cold outside). With heat on only then windows would fog up. I don't like those air...
12-29-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,109
Posted By mbfoup

The question does not say using what means so...

The question does not say using what means so here is mine attached (yes, I took this picture)... :y
12-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mbfoup

Just drive both cars with her... If you live in a...

Just drive both cars with her... If you live in a place where roads are smooth and if you don't need more than two seats perhaps the SLK would fit you. Otherwise there is no contest the E550 would...
12-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,590
Posted By mbfoup

No problem with my iPhone 4 (4G does not exist),...

No problem with my iPhone 4 (4G does not exist), I use it thru BlueTooth while an iPod is plugged thru the iPod interface in the globe box. All work great.
12-24-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,006
Posted By mbfoup

Maybe she is a ski champion, certainly not a F1...

Maybe she is a ski champion, certainly not a F1 driver...
12-24-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,359
Posted By mbfoup

The advent of HD, iPad-like devices has rendered...

The advent of HD, iPad-like devices has rendered previous systems obsolete and overpriced. The iPad is 1024x768. Movies can be purchased and downloaded on it without having to go to a store or having...
12-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,359
Posted By mbfoup

The BLACK MOUNT BRACKET BACK-CAR-SEAT HOLDER...

The BLACK MOUNT BRACKET BACK-CAR-SEAT HOLDER STAND FOR IPAD seems indeed to be what I am looking for. Thanks for the hint. I am not sure if this item is all plastic or not.

I don't want a central...
12-22-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,359
Posted By mbfoup

So that it does not need to be held by the child.

So that it does not need to be held by the child.
12-22-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,359
Posted By mbfoup

Alternative to rear-seat entertainment system

All right, I am not planning to buy this option from MB because it's totally passť (nobody buys DVDs anymore and their screen is probably a horrible 640x480) and likely in the thousands of dollars. ...
12-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By mbfoup

All right, MB replaced the blades. Works great...

All right, MB replaced the blades. Works great now.
12-20-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,184
Posted By mbfoup

I use engine break too a lot and I never...

I use engine break too a lot and I never understood why this would be bad. Sure it puts load on the tranny but no more than accelerating very hard. And it's free compared to the brakes...

I...
12-18-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By mbfoup

I would assume on the 550 this could perhaps be...

I would assume on the 550 this could perhaps be done by software or slight hardware mods, since the struts are air and can already be lowered or jacked up by the touch of two buttons. I find the...
12-18-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By mbfoup

Squeaky viper blades

Car is new, I cleaned windshield and blades with vinegar but it still squeaks. When applying washer noise disappears for a few moments (until all soap is gone) but then comes back. Does not matter if...
12-17-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,676
Posted By mbfoup

You will find step by step instructions from the...

You will find step by step instructions from the mbrace web site. You must have an account so just log and look for the manual.
12-17-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,646
Posted By mbfoup

How did you find out a strut was leaky? As I...

How did you find out a strut was leaky? As I said, I hear airmatic adjustment noises when parking or when leaving and the MB technician said it was normal, nothing faulty anywhere. Besides it seems...
12-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By mbfoup

I like this feature but on slow mountain winding...

I like this feature but on slow mountain winding roads I would like it on but it turns off below 35 mph or so. Almost perfect but not quite yet. Still much better than doing the switch manually....
12-15-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,676
Posted By mbfoup

After playing with mbrace I think I'll get it. I...

After playing with mbrace I think I'll get it. I did not use them for the unfortunate flat I got recently (pothole) and had changed the wheel myself in 20 mins. The coolest feature of mbrace is to...
12-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,646
Posted By mbfoup

On my new car it seems airmatic deflates (farts,...

On my new car it seems airmatic deflates (farts, squeaks) pretty quickly after parking the car. And then readjusts itself the following morning when leaving. Normal according to dealer. Perhaps they...
12-15-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 71,459
Posted By mbfoup

Nope, nor will I change the engine to make it...

Nope, nor will I change the engine to make it more like a 2012 model... :)
12-15-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,096
Posted By mbfoup

[QUOTE=fs1013;4085281]Just had a look of Mercedes...

[QUOTE=fs1013;4085281]Just had a look of Mercedes Taiwan website. E550 is not in the list. There are:

E200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, 4 cylinder, 5 Speed Auto, 184hp, 270Nm, ~US$80,555

E300, 6...
11-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By mbfoup

I am just speculating that if the 2012 E550's TT...

I am just speculating that if the 2012 E550's TT is rated at 400HP or less and has a similar tranny as the current one (in term of performance) then I doubt it would offer much improved sensations...
11-28-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By mbfoup

I don't disagree provided the next E550 is rated...

I don't disagree provided the next E550 is rated at 429HP like the CL, obviously a near 50HP difference has to show. But if it's rated at 400HP or so (like the BMW's) I am just hoping MB is going to...
11-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By mbfoup

I had the same reaction last month, should I wait...

I had the same reaction last month, should I wait or should I not? After trying the 550i and its modern TT, which I don't like, I figured I was not taking too much risk...

Coming from normally...
11-28-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,664
Posted By mbfoup

No power tilt mirrors on the E. The 5-spoke...

No power tilt mirrors on the E.

The 5-spoke are nice indeed but they cost more than $1K each so don't bent them by ruining a tire over a pothole...

GuyFawkes, do you know if the rear spoiler...
11-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,353
Posted By mbfoup

1. My question was is it using a satellite...

1. My question was is it using a satellite connection to relay an emergency in areas where there is no cell coverage (since, obviously, it's using inbound GPS signals to gather the car location)?
...
11-27-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,353
Posted By mbfoup

Is MBrace (I don't know if I have a free...

Is MBrace (I don't know if I have a free six-month trial with them, I just got my car last month and never dared pushing the button) using cellular network or satellite or both? Thanks.
11-27-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By mbfoup

Hopefully it won't behave like the 550i TT which,...

Hopefully it won't behave like the 550i TT which, to me, is a disaster (see my past comments in other threads)...
11-14-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3,371
Views: 955,788
Posted By mbfoup

Will try interior pictures as soon as I can. The...

Will try interior pictures as soon as I can. The badge is from DFW, see other threads.
11-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,371
Views: 955,788
Posted By mbfoup

A few high-resolution from me (will need to add...

A few high-resolution from me (will need to add some interior pix too)...

http://homepage.mac.com/mygreatplace/mercedese550/IMG_1_20532.jpg
...
11-12-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,878
Posted By mbfoup

As Tjdehya stated, my experience with the BMW was...

As Tjdehya stated, my experience with the BMW was disappointing. Turbo lag may be a factor but I suspect there is more. A 4.4L V8, even with a turbo, should take off from 3500 RPM when you floor it....
11-11-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By mbfoup

Was due to faulty exhaust O2 sensor (and engine...

Was due to faulty exhaust O2 sensor (and engine light on). Fixed by MB.
11-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,583
Posted By mbfoup

Looking for Rear Bumper Protector

For the E350 or 550 is there a "clear bra" or some transparent polyurethane film that can be installed on top of the rear bumper to protect it from scratches while loading/unloading the trunk? Thanks.
11-11-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

Yes, that's one occurrence of it. Actually, for...

Yes, that's one occurrence of it. Actually, for me, I hear some fart noise and then the high pitch noise but for a short time (1-2 sec). It also happens in the AM when I open the door even before I...
11-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By mbfoup

All right, I had been using the locking feature...

All right, I had been using the locking feature inappropriately by touching both the outer and inner handle at the same time (closed hand on handle).

The funny thing is that neither the car...
11-10-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By mbfoup

I will need to look at how I use the feature. I...

I will need to look at how I use the feature. I read the manual and it says to unlock by touching the inside and lock by touching the outside. Will try today.
11-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By mbfoup

Well, I have to rub it (does not seem to matter...

Well, I have to rub it (does not seem to matter if I wait). It's just that a simple touch is needed to unlock but a rub (3 sec to 8 sec) seems required to lock it.
11-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks. Did you also see my "Airmatic and beeps"...

Thanks. Did you also see my "Airmatic and beeps" thread? Do you sometimes hear a faint one-sec whistling sound when airmatic is adjusting? Thanks.
11-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By mbfoup

I had kind of feared that the double badging...

I had kind of feared that the double badging would look odd (see my earlier posts) but I am happy with the star badge because it does not look exactly like the grille badge. At this time I can't...
11-09-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By mbfoup

Keyless Go Question (2011 E550+P2)

I noticed something that looks odd to me:

1. If I walk to my locked and parked car (key in pocket) and touch the door handle then it unlocks immediately

2. When I stop the car, park it, exit it...
11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

Actually MB thinks it's normal. And it is not...

Actually MB thinks it's normal. And it is not really a beep but more of whistle sound that definitely is air escaping. Happens almost systematically when sitting idle and switching from Comfort to...
11-09-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,878
Posted By mbfoup

Refer to...

Refer to http://www.craigselection.com/2010/06/10/2011-bmw-550i-v8-twin-turbo-test-drive/

That will tell you all. I have not experienced the suspension issue during my test drive since the car had...
11-08-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,878
Posted By mbfoup

I just acquired a 2011 E550 White/Almond/Walnut +...

I just acquired a 2011 E550 White/Almond/Walnut + Sports + P2 + Parktronic + Drive-Dynamic Seat + Illuminated Sills (totally useless but that came with the car) to replace my 2008 Lexus IS F. You can...
11-08-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By mbfoup

No, but I used a plier to remove the old...

No, but I used a plier to remove the old one/install the new one, since it was hard to unscrew by hand. No other mods at this moment, still unsure about a clear bra or tint, which I had on my...
11-08-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By mbfoup

My 2011 E550 with DFWdude Star Badge

See pics. I am not sure yet if I want to change the grille, I am not too happy with the grilles I've seen and since I started looking it seems every other MB has an after market star-grille...
11-08-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,414
Posted By mbfoup

See pics. I am not sure yet if I want to change...

See pics. I am not sure yet if I want to change the grille, I am not too happy with the grilles I've seen and since I started looking it seems every other MB has an after market star-grille...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-08-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,076
Posted By mbfoup

See pics. I am not sure yet if I want to change...

See pics. I am not sure yet if I want to change the grille, I am not too happy with the grilles I've seen and since I started looking it seems every other MB has an after market star-grille...
11-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

I am nor sure anymore this beep or squeak is...

I am nor sure anymore this beep or squeak is electronically generated because I heard a pitch change once. MB is looking at it, that does not appear to be normal...
11-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,176
Posted By mbfoup

Sorry to see this. Your car will be totaled, that...

Sorry to see this. Your car will be totaled, that seems obvious.
11-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

I am not talking about the fart noise (air...

I am not talking about the fart noise (air escape). I hear faint one-second beep (electronically generated) that seems to come from somewhere outside the car (not in the cockpit). It seems to happen...
11-01-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

And this one too:...

And this one too: https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/100547-loud-beep-alarm-coming-trunk-2.html
11-01-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

I saw this thread too:...

I saw this thread too: https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/145470-random-beeping-noises-cabin.html
10-31-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,021
Posted By mbfoup

Airmatic and beeps

It seems I am hearing faint beeps when I start driving or after I stop driving (get out of the car and walk away, engine off) that seems to be related to the suspension adjusting its height. Am I...
10-30-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,123
Posted By mbfoup

Though it's annoying for the LED DRL to be...

Though it's annoying for the LED DRL to be switched off when the fog lights are on I believe this is understandable because the DRL is for you to be seen and if it's foggy nobody would see them so...
10-30-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By mbfoup

I wanted to ask this. I got my 2011 E550 last...

I wanted to ask this. I got my 2011 E550 last week and in the manual there is mention of a tire repair kit. The salesman said there was none. I have not taken apart the spare tire so I don't know...
10-30-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,122
Posted By mbfoup

All right. I am totally unsure about the grille....

All right. I am totally unsure about the grille. I have seen the one from...
10-30-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By mbfoup

Sometimes irregular idle speed

I was wondering if anyone had experienced this but sometimes (rarely though) when I am stopped at a traffic light (still in gear but with brake pushed) the engine falls momentarily below 500 RPM...
10-22-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mbfoup

Hi Johnny, "You'll need to remove the side...

Hi Johnny,

"You'll need to remove the side dashboard panel..": so this is the only panel (beside the visor cover panel) that needs to be removed (the pillar one that houses the air bag) does not...
10-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By mbfoup

Congrats Zinny, I just got mine (Artic...

Congrats Zinny,
I just got mine (Artic Withe/Almond) yesterday. I am still debating about the grille/badge. Do you know if the grille you ordered is plastic (painted chrome) or actual chromed metal?...
10-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,960
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks. I took possession of my car and test...

Thanks. I took possession of my car and test drove without catching any issues. Seems sometimes the downshifting is a little abrupt but that's probably expected until things age a bit.

Regarding...
10-20-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,960
Posted By mbfoup

Hey tjdehya, I am about to pick up my 2011...

Hey tjdehya,
I am about to pick up my 2011 E550, what should I do during the test drive to make sure I don't witness this problem? Should there normally be no vibration at all?
Thanks.
10-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mbfoup

Ok, I will look at that too, if soldering is not...

Ok, I will look at that too, if soldering is not required might be a good trade off. Thanks.
10-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks. Actually I was looking for a better way...

Thanks. Actually I was looking for a better way (like in my previous car) which is to get the 12V supply from the mirror assembly. This may require some soldering but since there is permanent power...
10-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,902
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks guys. Yes DFW seems very proactive...

Thanks guys. Yes DFW seems very proactive answering emails. For my part, I don't care whether it's $90 or $120, I want the best quality since this stuff stays in the heat, the cold, the UV light, the...
10-19-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,414
Posted By mbfoup

Thanks for the pic. I am still undecided between...

Thanks for the pic. I am still undecided between your model and the one at ebay...
10-19-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,902
Posted By mbfoup

You confirm this is the badge sold at...

You confirm this is the badge sold at...
10-19-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,581
Posted By mbfoup

Is this the item #220679591712 you got from that...

Is this the item #220679591712 you got from that ebay link (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/M-BEN...item3361875720)? Would you mind to post a picture (you have a 2011 E)? Thanks.
10-18-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,414
Posted By mbfoup

Would be nice to see more pictures, it is very...

Would be nice to see more pictures, it is very difficult for a prospective customer to make his mind or take the risk without lots of hires pictures. You send me one free and I will be glad to take ...
10-18-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mbfoup

Connecting 9500ix

I am about to get my 2011 E550 delivered and I was wondering if anyone had previously installed the Passport 9500ix on it using power from the central mirror? In my previous car one could be build a...
10-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,162
Posted By mbfoup

Hi pmb600, Is your color "Steel Gray"? I am...

Hi pmb600,
Is your color "Steel Gray"? I am about to purchase my E550 and I am undecided about the color, would take "Artic White" by default since I find it very bright and more sporty looking. I...
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