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01-24-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,994
Posted By OceanView

Smile That's awesome man. I can only hope to get to...

That's awesome man.
I can only hope to get to 300K.
Currently, my car has 233K miles, haven't been able to add much as I've been driving 2 other cars. Just sold one and will be putting the other...
12-29-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,004
Posted By OceanView

Any updates on this? I just got this error and...

Any updates on this?
I just got this error and wanted to see if I can save some money on a DIY.
Trying to decide if I can do just the parts or will I need to do the entire intake maniford
12-17-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 145,314
Posted By OceanView

I just did this today. All the instructions...

I just did this today.
All the instructions were helpful but just to add a few things from my experience,
You need to remove the 3 torx screws from the under dash plastic trim before you start...
05-30-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,486
Posted By OceanView

Keep updating this thread guys. I love seeing...

Keep updating this thread guys.
I love seeing high mileage Mercedes.
12-30-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,486
Posted By OceanView

2010 E350 Sport with 119,000 Miles on it. No...

2010 E350 Sport with 119,000 Miles on it.
No Issues so we just keep driving it.
I think the secondary battery might be going out as I got a light on it recently but it went away in a day.
Hope to...
12-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By OceanView

That's good to hear. Been looking at a few with...

That's good to hear.
Been looking at a few with around 100K miles on them. I just want a SUV to carry a few things. It will be my truck and not my daily driver.
11-09-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By OceanView

I'm also in the market for a used GL. Seems like...

I'm also in the market for a used GL. Seems like all the cars with airmatic suspension will have issues sooner or later. Was there ever a GL without this option?
10-31-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By OceanView

I've owned 3 Mercedes of which 2 were out of...

I've owned 3 Mercedes of which 2 were out of warranty. My advice is to own them with warranty otherwise be prepared to spend $2000 - $5000 per year on maintenance. It's pretty normal.
If you don't...
10-12-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,384
Posted By OceanView

Never knew there was a SWB on the W221. Is that...

Never knew there was a SWB on the W221.
Is that only offered in Canada and not in the states?
03-23-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,769
Posted By OceanView

I have been taking my car to the dealer for this...

I have been taking my car to the dealer for this service every 40K miles, currently at 98K.
Watching the video is great to learn the procedure but I personally hate getting under the car (I get...
02-16-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,351
Posted By OceanView

No issues with the 7G transmission on my E350. ...

No issues with the 7G transmission on my E350.
Car has been solid with no issues.

I agree with K-A about not really getting the new MB look.
It seems like MB is trying to move the design...
Forum: Southwest
02-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By OceanView

Oh, looks like a fun time. Hope to join you...

Oh, looks like a fun time.
Hope to join you guys next time.
02-03-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By OceanView

Care to share where you got it? I'm in need of...

Care to share where you got it?
I'm in need of a new key.
01-08-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By OceanView

Hi, any updates on this? I'm having a similar...

Hi, any updates on this?
I'm having a similar problem lately.
Seems like every 5-6 starts it happens. I just wait a few sec and start again and it works.
12-07-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,226
Posted By OceanView

Love the rims man. Congrats on a sick looking...

Love the rims man.
Congrats on a sick looking ride.
11-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By OceanView

I'm sure it can be done, it's just above my...

I'm sure it can be done, it's just above my skill level and I didn't have time to tackle it. Also I don't think these go out that often for people to do a complete DIY. If you do tackle this job...
11-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By OceanView

I had this done recently at an indy and they just...

I had this done recently at an indy and they just sent the axles out to get rebuilt. Not really a DIY project unless you have a lift.
11-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 37,261
Posted By OceanView

Any updates on this? Wish someone did a DIY...

Any updates on this?
Wish someone did a DIY with photos.
09-16-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By OceanView

Has anyone seen this in their dash before?

I have a 96 E320 with 226K miles. Car is in excellent condition as I've spend a lot of money on maintenance over the years.

Took the car to gas station then drove to pick something up at a store....
06-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 27,207
Posted By OceanView

I'm having a similar problem with not starting...

I'm having a similar problem with not starting right away after the car has been sitting or if the car has been on recently and the engine is warm.
I'm leaning toward Fuel Pressure Regulator as a...
06-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By OceanView

Congrats. Please update this thread on how your...

Congrats.
Please update this thread on how your experience is compared to the RX 350.
I'm in the market for a used SUV myself and have narrowed down my choices between the 2010 RX350 and ML350/500.
06-09-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By OceanView

LOL, Subscribed :popcorn:

LOL, Subscribed :popcorn:
05-30-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,979
Posted By OceanView

In need of a Transmission service DIY. Anyone...

In need of a Transmission service DIY. Anyone tried it?
05-15-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 132,292
Posted By OceanView

1996 E320 229,000 miles Still runs good....

1996 E320
229,000 miles
Still runs good. Haven't been putting the miles on her as I have another car that I drive.
She still looks great and isn't really worth much so I just can't let her go.
05-15-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By OceanView

I have been thinking about painting or plati...

I have been thinking about painting or plati dipping my front grill as well.
How well did the plasti dip take to the grill? You think it will last longer than painting?
03-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By OceanView

I'm having this issue now. It sounds like the...

I'm having this issue now.
It sounds like the bearing is going out.
Is this fan easy to replace ?
06-05-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 27,764
Posted By OceanView

$1200 is steep. Transmission service is...

$1200 is steep.
Transmission service is required so make sure to do that one.
06-04-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 37,261
Posted By OceanView

Please post photos and any DIY info you could to...

Please post photos and any DIY info you could to help us that will soon transition over to the LEDs.

Thanks!
05-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By OceanView

The 96-97 models have a straight 6 engine and the...

The 96-97 models have a straight 6 engine and the latter year models have the V6.
You're gonna get different opinions about which is better.
But I personally like the straight six engine better and...
01-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By OceanView

Anyone do a DIY on this?

Anyone do a DIY on this?
01-17-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By OceanView

What happened to the fog lights?

What happened to the fog lights?
09-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,144
Posted By OceanView

I installed K&N Filters today (2 needed) and...

I installed K&N Filters today (2 needed) and wanted to add to this DIY.

Regarding reinstalling the rear cover back on,
There are 4 rubber knobs on the engine block that the cover needs to sit...
09-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,757
Posted By OceanView

I'm at 40K miles on my 2010 E class and am...

I'm at 40K miles on my 2010 E class and am starting to consider getting an extended warranty. Is $3000 for an additional 50,000 miles a good deal?
Last time I checked they were in the low $2000's if...
08-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,724
Posted By OceanView

at what mileage should you change your rotors? ...

at what mileage should you change your rotors?
Seems like a 100K mile interval but I could be wrong.
08-02-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 71,502
Posted By OceanView

I would love to know if this works. Good luck...

I would love to know if this works.
Good luck and please update this thread with photos when you are done.
07-03-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 48,961
Posted By OceanView

Hi K-A, Do you ever get pulled over for your...

Hi K-A,

Do you ever get pulled over for your tint in So Cal?
I haven't tinted my front windows as I am afraid that the cops will give me a ticket for it.
07-03-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,605
Posted By OceanView

OP: Did you change your bulb from the top or...

OP:

Did you change your bulb from the top or from the wheel well?
Was it easy?

My drivers side just went so I'll have to do this myself and wanted some guidance.
01-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,875
Posted By OceanView

Keep us posted. I too have a P1 car and would...

Keep us posted.
I too have a P1 car and would love to upgrade my lights.
01-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,294
Posted By OceanView

Wow, good to know you and your GF walked away...

Wow, good to know you and your GF walked away from the crash.
Mercedes vehicles are one of the safe cars period. This is one of the reasons I won't let my wife drive anything else.

Looking...
01-16-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,312
Posted By OceanView

I too would love to know if this works and what...

I too would love to know if this works and what is necessary to get the computer to work.

Anyone?
01-15-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 71,502
Posted By OceanView

Looks great. I get sad every time I come...

Looks great.

I get sad every time I come back to this thread cause for us quad fog light owners, we can never get LEDs :mercy:
09-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,203
Posted By OceanView

Could be your spark plug connectors. Find out...

Could be your spark plug connectors.
Find out how long ago your spark plugs were replaced and it might be wise to replace both at the same time.
06-29-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,418
Posted By OceanView

Congrats on the new car K-A. I hope to see...

Congrats on the new car K-A.

I hope to see the progression that I am sure you will document here.
I enjoy your posts as they are insightful. Keep it up:y
04-19-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,065
Posted By OceanView

I think you are right about MB pushing out Sport...

I think you are right about MB pushing out Sport versions of their cars just to gain sales. Personally I do find the body treatments more attractive and as for performance improvements I don't see...
04-18-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By OceanView

Sweet! Out of curiosity, what issues did you...

Sweet!

Out of curiosity, what issues did you have on your previous car?
04-13-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 47,609
Posted By OceanView

Looks great.

Looks great.
04-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 71,502
Posted By OceanView

Hay hay now, I have the double fog lights on my...

Hay hay now, I have the double fog lights on my car :D
You're right KA, although the look is pretty rare, the look is a bit old school.
I do wish I had LED fogs and wonder if there is any way I can...
03-14-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,847
Posted By OceanView

Looks Great!

Looks Great!
03-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,805
Posted By OceanView

Gorgeous! Never knew they had all those options...

Gorgeous!
Never knew they had all those options available for the E class.
02-12-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 81,428
Posted By OceanView

Wow, looks great! Can you make a video so we...

Wow, looks great!
Can you make a video so we can hear how she sounds?
01-12-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,134
Posted By OceanView

Very unique! Do you have any side and back...

Very unique!
Do you have any side and back photos?
11-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

So then can you wax on top of the sealant? ...

So then can you wax on top of the sealant?
Sorry for the basic question, I just get so confused with all the different products out there.
11-24-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

Seems like you have some experience with...

Seems like you have some experience with sealants, what do you use and which wax if at all?
11-23-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

What color was your car? Also what area(s) were...

What color was your car?
Also what area(s) were bubbling?
11-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By OceanView

Thanks for the reviews K-A. Gonna try to stop...

Thanks for the reviews K-A.
Gonna try to stop by this week and take look myself.

By the way, what is a -6'er GC ?
11-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By OceanView

Yes it started to jerk when I started to drive so...

Yes it started to jerk when I started to drive so I put the car in Park and turned if off. Started again and it was ok. Over the next few months it got worse to a point where I had to get a new...
11-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By OceanView

yes, don't do that again. Trannys are very...

yes, don't do that again.
Trannys are very sensitive and can get funny after an incident.
Although I don't know too much about any safety triggers with the new controls it sounds like you are ok....
11-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

Are you talking about Rejex?

Are you talking about Rejex?
11-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

both are nice colors. I regret not getting P2....

both are nice colors.
I regret not getting P2. Oh well, next car I guess.
11-19-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By OceanView

How's your paint holding up?

Bought my car in April and it seems like I'm noticing more chips on my paint than I did in my previous W211 and W210.
The chips are not in the front but on the sides like doors, handles, A pillar....
11-18-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By OceanView

congrats on the mileage

congrats on the mileage
10-31-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,228
Posted By OceanView

Looks great BPhillyBenz! I do regret not...

Looks great BPhillyBenz!

I do regret not getting the P2 package when I got my car but I didn't have a choice as the color combo that I wanted was not available with the P2 and I could not order...
10-31-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,663
Posted By OceanView

The deal is average. I think there are better...

The deal is average.
I think there are better deals out there now depending on the area of the country you are in.
10-31-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,663
Posted By OceanView

How much down?

How much down?
10-27-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By OceanView

I think they look nicer than the stock housing. ...

I think they look nicer than the stock housing.
Have you seen them on a car? If not, you may change your mind after seeing them installed.
10-27-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By OceanView

A family member had a 2004 A6 which was at the...

A family member had a 2004 A6 which was at the dealer every other week.
I thought BMW's were bad but Audi takes problems to another level.

I seriously looked at an Audi before I bought the E350,...
10-27-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,077
Posted By OceanView

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
10-22-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,043
Posted By OceanView

The front looks like it's the elegance model ...

The front looks like it's the elegance model
Maybe the hockey sticks are still standard on the sport models.
10-21-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 81,428
Posted By OceanView

Looks great so far, wish I had the knowledge and...

Looks great so far, wish I had the knowledge and time to do something like this.
09-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,935
Posted By OceanView

You have to remove the oil pan to change the...

You have to remove the oil pan to change the sensor.
I think my Indy charged me about $200 to change it including an oil & filter change.
09-27-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,030
Posted By OceanView

Looks great :y Maybe some outdoor pics in the...

Looks great :y
Maybe some outdoor pics in the sun would give us a better look.
Just sayin.
09-26-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,385
Posted By OceanView

That's crazy! It's a pretty easy DIY. Maybe I...

That's crazy!
It's a pretty easy DIY. Maybe I will do one when it's time for my first oil change.
09-26-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,615
Posted By OceanView

I've never had any issues with the dealer...

I've never had any issues with the dealer stealing or damaging anything on my cars but for any out of warranty issues, they seem to find things that I've never even noticed going bad. It's like my...
09-26-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,385
Posted By OceanView

I hate going to the dealer for oil changes. ...

I hate going to the dealer for oil changes.
They charge too much. I can do it myself for about $75 and check the car out in about 30 mins. If I go to the dealer, it's gonna cost me about $200 plus I...
08-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,663
Posted By OceanView

Great deal Congrats!

Great deal
Congrats!
08-24-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,423
Posted By OceanView

I bought one for my W210. Quality product if...

I bought one for my W210.
Quality product if your into flat badges.
07-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By OceanView

UPDATE: I took my car in to the dealer for...

UPDATE:

I took my car in to the dealer for something else last week and mentioned this event. Service was unable to replicate it, so they say.
Took car home and within a few minutes was able to...
07-09-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,110
Posted By OceanView

I'm a bit surprised by the Hyundai Genesis making...

I'm a bit surprised by the Hyundai Genesis making it in the top 5.
I haven't driven one but I wonder how it compares to the competition.
07-04-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By OceanView

Just to clarify. Are you saying that you had...

Just to clarify.
Are you saying that you had the same light problem on your car before your battery drained?
07-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By OceanView

No, mine is a E350. It doesn't happen all the...

No, mine is a E350.
It doesn't happen all the time but I have seen it at least 3 times in the last 2 months.
06-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,110
Posted By OceanView

Looks better than the standard model. I would...

Looks better than the standard model. I would like to see it in person.
06-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By OceanView

I left my keys inside the house about 15-20 feet...

I left my keys inside the house about 15-20 feet away so there is no chance that I touched any of the buttons.
I did not touch the car in anyway or opened the doors so this has me puzzled at the...
06-30-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By OceanView

Display light stays on way after turning engine off.

I noticed the other day that the center display was on inside the car.
I just happen to go into the garage to get something and walked by my car and saw the center display light on from the outside....
06-28-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,933
Posted By OceanView

That's been my experience with white as well. ...

That's been my experience with white as well.
My W211 was white, my W210 is black and from a distance, the white always looked cleaner.

Have you heard of Rejex? It's suppose to be good.
...
06-28-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,933
Posted By OceanView

From my previous experiences, white cars show a...

From my previous experiences, white cars show a lot of the dirt on a car.
I think silver hides dirt the best.
What kind of wax are you gonna use?
06-28-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,740
Posted By OceanView

Looks pretty cool! What kind of rims are those?...

Looks pretty cool!
What kind of rims are those?
DO you have a close up?
06-28-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,132
Posted By OceanView

I haven't driven the new 5 Series yet but I'm...

I haven't driven the new 5 Series yet but I'm sure it drives nice.
I personally like the new design over the previous model.
The only thing I don't like is the area under the front bumper. Just...
06-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,592
Posted By OceanView

Pretty cool. How do you keep the iPad secured...

Pretty cool.
How do you keep the iPad secured to the car when your driving?
Also, did you have to do anything special to connect it to the car?
Is it just a matter of turning on the bluetooth and...
06-19-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,110
Posted By OceanView

I looked at the pics again and noticed that the...

I looked at the pics again and noticed that the brackets for the side view mirrors on both cars are black. Is this some new Euro trend? Just seems odd to use black on white cars.
06-18-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,110
Posted By OceanView

K-A, Thanks for the review. As much as I...

K-A,
Thanks for the review.

As much as I wanted to like the new 5 series I find the front too ugly, especially the lower area. The E class is very distinctive and masculine whereas the BMW is a...
06-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,150
Posted By OceanView

I checked that and it was on as tight as it would...

I checked that and it was on as tight as it would go, although it could be the seal.
06-10-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,150
Posted By OceanView

Crap! just got error code P0496, anyone know what it is?

I got a check engine light today so I hooked up the OBD II.
It reads P0496 - EVAP Emissions High Purge Flow Fault.
Anyone know what this is?
06-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,209
Posted By OceanView

Looks Great! How many inches was the car...

Looks Great!
How many inches was the car lowered?
I like the color combo, any shots of the interior?
06-10-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,126
Posted By OceanView

I would love to do that to my car but how do you...

I would love to do that to my car but how do you get the parts?
OEM would be way too expensive to get and you never know if what you get on eBay would work for the car.
05-26-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,134
Posted By OceanView

Kongzz, Your car looks very nice! Is your...

Kongzz,

Your car looks very nice!
Is your front grill painted or powder coated?
I'm thinking about doing the same.

Also any chipping?
05-25-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By OceanView

Can you post close up shots of each of CF so we...

Can you post close up shots of each of CF so we can get an idea what the wet and matt looks like?
Also where are you located?
05-25-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,392
Posted By OceanView

Stock AMG rims painted or powder coated

I posted this in the Coupe section but not many people seem to visit there.

I saw this over the weekend at the Grove Shopping Center on a black E series Coupe.
Looks like it was powder coated to...
05-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,072
Posted By OceanView

Gorgeous color! It's nice to have a color that...

Gorgeous color!
It's nice to have a color that is not so common and yet looks great.
05-25-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,611
Posted By OceanView

Ha Ha! I've never read anyone recommending the...

Ha Ha!
I've never read anyone recommending the MB part but if they did, they need some help. :smash:
05-24-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 145,486
Posted By OceanView

I've never seen this before. Is this kinda like...

I've never seen this before.
Is this kinda like a sticker that you wrap?
05-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,776
Posted By OceanView

Pardon my lack of knowledge but are the shifters...

Pardon my lack of knowledge but are the shifters on the Coupe models in the center console? I never looked inside one so I assumed they had the same shifters on the steering wheel column like on the...
05-24-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,134
Posted By OceanView

Powder Coated Rims on Stock AMG's ?

I saw this yesturday at the Grove Shopping Center on a black E series Coupe.
Looks like it was powder coated to me but not 100% sure.
What do you think?

Maybe the car is owned by someone here?
05-24-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By OceanView

Thanks for the heads up. As for the jack,...

Thanks for the heads up.

As for the jack, which would you recommend to put in your trunk for use outside of the garage? I have a floor jack at home but when you're out someplace and you get a...
05-19-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,663
Posted By OceanView

That's a great deal. One of the best I've heard...

That's a great deal.
One of the best I've heard so far.
04-19-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By OceanView

The rear view mirror would work for side parking...

The rear view mirror would work for side parking but I was referring to head in parking (I should of made that more clear in my post).
04-19-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,383
Posted By OceanView

That looks awesome! Please post photos when you...

That looks awesome!
Please post photos when you get it.
I would love to see it.
04-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By OceanView

Do you trust Parktronic to work on curbs?

I know parktronic works for proximity to the bumpers but does it also work for lower curbs and parking stops too?

I was parking in a spot that had a really high curb so I slowed into the spot...
04-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,177
Posted By OceanView

Sweet! Enjoy them both!

Sweet!
Enjoy them both!
04-19-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By OceanView

Congrats! Looks great!

Congrats!
Looks great!
04-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 41,714
Posted By OceanView

I would stick to the manufacturers recommendation...

I would stick to the manufacturers recommendation of 10K miles with Mobil1 unless you drive in a really dusty area. Then you may consider a shorter term.

BTW: Does anyone know how to reset the...
04-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By OceanView

What is this? a Hard Drive? Black Box?

I was looking around in the trunk and saw this inside of a small door (Driver's side).
Is this part of command or maybe a black box? I don't remember seeing anything like this on my W211.
04-14-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By OceanView

Yes the W212 looks better than the W211. I...

Yes the W212 looks better than the W211.
I think it looks more masculine as well.
Until you see the 2 cars next to each other you don't realize that the W211 looks a bit dated.
04-08-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By OceanView

Looks great:y Did you have to do anything to...

Looks great:y

Did you have to do anything to the ride height or any other adjustments ?
04-04-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By OceanView

Kind of hard to tell on your photo but is that...

Kind of hard to tell on your photo but is that possibly some kind of stain from jeans or clothes that could have rubbed on over time?
04-04-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By OceanView

Grill Painting Question

I'm considering painting my front grill black.
Has anyone done this and how was the results?
Any issues with chipping?

I'm considering just spray painting it and then shooting many coats of...
04-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

Yes, very personal choice. Nevada Jack, did you...

Yes, very personal choice.
Nevada Jack, did you use HDR technique on the last photo?
04-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,173
Posted By OceanView

I recently turned in my 07 E350 and when I tried...

I recently turned in my 07 E350 and when I tried to negotiate a buyout, MB Financial only offered a 10% discount off the residual. They would not discount any further.
Going through the dealer was...
04-02-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,343
Posted By OceanView

Are you talking about the interior, exterior or...

Are you talking about the interior, exterior or both?
I should have clarified that I was talking about the interior.
04-02-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,850
Posted By OceanView

I was contemplating getting a white with black...

I was contemplating getting a white with black interior with black ash wood interior. It's a great looking combo.
I would have bought it but at the last moment I chose the Black/Black and am happy...
04-02-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,343
Posted By OceanView

I think the 211 was a bit smaller than the 210...

I think the 211 was a bit smaller than the 210 but I think the 212 is bigger than both :D
03-31-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

Most colors look great on this car. That was...

Most colors look great on this car.
That was one of the reasons I was going back and forth between black, white, silver and steel grey.
At the end, there is no wrong answer to this question as the...
03-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By OceanView

Was there an extended period of time your car was...

Was there an extended period of time your car was unstarted?
I noticed start up idle issues sometimes if my car sat for 2-3 weeks without starting.
If that's the case, you can turn the key on...
03-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By OceanView

Oh Cool. Are you gonna do a DIY thread on it? ...

Oh Cool.
Are you gonna do a DIY thread on it?
I would love to see what you did.

I just got my car so I'm gonna hold off a bit till I can really figure out what to do before I start on this...
03-30-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By OceanView

Are you saying that I should get the parts and...

Are you saying that I should get the parts and integrate it myself?
The last time I tried that on my W210 it didn't work out so well due to the Depo housing that was difficult to adjust and...
03-30-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

OK guys, It's the only Black/Black with Black Ash...

OK guys, It's the only Black/Black with Black Ash wood that was available in the area.
These are crappy iPhone photos taken today at delivery.
Will have to take better ones over the weekend.

By...
03-29-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

OK, I've narrowed it down to Black on Black or...

OK, I've narrowed it down to Black on Black or White on Black.
I want the White with Ash interior but apparently it's nowhere to be found and I don't have time to order it and wait.

Should have...
03-28-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

Yes, it's a personal choice and I don't care too...

Yes, it's a personal choice and I don't care too much about the resell value.
I am concerned that I might get bored of the color after some time and wonder which color makes this car look it's best....
03-27-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,086
Posted By OceanView

Which color looks best?

I'm trying to buy a new e350 but am going back and forth on the color.
I initially liked black on black but now I'm thinking about a different color.
Maybe a steel grey or silver.
Which car do...
03-26-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By OceanView

Looks too plain to me but a lot better than the...

Looks too plain to me but a lot better than the current model.
Must see it in person before I can tell how nice it is.
03-26-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,343
Posted By OceanView

Well I have both the 210 and the 211 right now...

Well I have both the 210 and the 211 right now and am about to buy a 212 so I think I can give my 2 cents.

I feel that the 210 is the original design that set the standards in this class....
03-26-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 132,292
Posted By OceanView

96 E320 Still rollin at 219,009

96 E320
Still rollin at 219,009
03-26-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By OceanView

I kinda knew that was the answer but was hoping...

I kinda knew that was the answer but was hoping someone might have modded an inexpensive fix for it.
03-26-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By OceanView

Can you add Xenons and LED to a P1 Car?

I'm about to buy a new E350 with a P1 package and wonder if I can add
LED's and Xenons at a later time. Would this be a simple plug and play or does it require much more than just the parts?
...
12-04-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,887
Posted By OceanView

I just saw one at a local showroom and it's a...

I just saw one at a local showroom and it's a stunner.
Wish I could afford the price tag.
12-04-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,663
Posted By OceanView

I went to the dealer recently to get pricing on...

I went to the dealer recently to get pricing on this car and my salesman said that MB did a few things different this year:

1. Lowered residual values of all their cars for leases
2. Has/will...
07-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By OceanView

Need a new key, is the Dealer the only option?

My switch blade key FOB has been dropped a few too many times and is now starting to fall apart.
Dealer is asking $217 for a new one.
Any other sources out there for a new remote?
07-30-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 132,292
Posted By OceanView

216,500 miles 96 E320

216,500 miles
96 E320
01-21-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By OceanView

Looks awful in the photos but who knows in...

Looks awful in the photos but who knows in person.
As much as I don't want to say it, I may have to look at a BMW or Lexus next time.
11-03-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 47,705
Posted By OceanView

:word:

:word:
09-29-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,915
Posted By OceanView

When you open up the panel, you can use your...

When you open up the panel, you can use your hands and push it up.
09-29-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By OceanView

I need round ones. Are these the same ones as...

I need round ones.
Are these the same ones as on the E55?
If so, I will take it.
Please PM me your PP account e-mail..

Thanks
07-07-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,689
Posted By OceanView

Purrty! Good luck and keep us posted.

Purrty!
Good luck and keep us posted.
03-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,829
Posted By OceanView

How many miles do you have on it?

How many miles do you have on it?
03-28-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,829
Posted By OceanView

You guys are touchy on this subject. For the...

You guys are touchy on this subject.
For the record, not all M104 engines leak.
The 96+ models used a different head gasket.
02-01-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,032
Posted By OceanView

96 E320 now has 210,450 miles :eek: Hope to get...

96 E320 now has 210,450 miles :eek:
Hope to get another 100K out of her :zoom:
01-15-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By OceanView

not out till Summer/fall 09.

not out till Summer/fall 09.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-10-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,511
Posted By OceanView

Does anyone have an estimate of the cost to do...

Does anyone have an estimate of the cost to do this?
08-27-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By OceanView

You always have the option to buy it at the end...

You always have the option to buy it at the end of the lease and sell it on your own. This can save you some money.
08-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By OceanView

Mine is an 07 E350 so it should be the same as...

Mine is an 07 E350 so it should be the same as your dad's.
I will check it with the dealer and see if mine needs adjusting.

Thanks
08-06-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By OceanView

Hum,, I will add to this. LIKES 1. Brake...

Hum,,
I will add to this.

LIKES
1. Brake feel and stopping power. Much better than previous SBC system.
2. New Key FOB

DISLIKES

1. Trunk is too hard to close with 1 hand. Requires a lot...
08-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,340
Posted By OceanView

I have a W210 that I kept past the standard...

I have a W210 that I kept past the standard warranty.
At the time, I wanted to get the extended warranty through MB but they would not cover if your car is within 6 months of expiration of the...
08-04-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

What? You couldn't figure it out? Common, don't...

What? You couldn't figure it out?
Common, don't throw in the towel already.
I was hoping that you were going to save me some money.
08-03-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,689
Posted By OceanView

Looks great. What did you do with the other...

Looks great.
What did you do with the other rims?
Available for sale?
08-03-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By OceanView

Looks like a nice find. Hope it's trouble free.

Looks like a nice find.
Hope it's trouble free.
08-03-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

Here you go, knock yourself out. 26 26 ...

Here you go, knock yourself out.


26
26
17
17
18
65
10
08-03-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

yes, I did the codes. It showed that I am a bit...

yes, I did the codes. It showed that I am a bit low on R134.
But I just had it evac and filled about a month ago.
So I have a leak in the system.
An indy believe it to be the compressor and quoted...
08-03-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By OceanView

I don't have photos of my car yet but it is a...

I don't have photos of my car yet but it is a stock 07 E350 sport.
It does not have airmatic.
08-02-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

Humm, Hard to say, I am not familiar with...

Humm, Hard to say, I am not familiar with Federal Tires.

Your tread life will vary depending on many factors such as the weight put on the them, proper inflation, road conditions, proper wheel...
08-02-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By OceanView

Need wheel recommendation for a white W211

Looking to get new rims for a white W211.
I am not sure if I want to go for the black out look or stick with something chrome.
Can some of you give me some good recommendations with photos?
...
08-02-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

Yes, MB's are scary to own after the warranty...

Yes, MB's are scary to own after the warranty period.
I kept mine as an experiment. I wanted to see how long I can make it last.
But I am no mechanic by any means.
Like you, I can do the basic...
Forum: Classifieds
08-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By OceanView

market is soft on these. Your advantage is the...

market is soft on these.
Your advantage is the low miles and the extended warranty.
08-02-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By OceanView

That's exactly what one of the indy's did on my...

That's exactly what one of the indy's did on my car here.
All he did was evac and add R134 and said it must be a slow leak and charged me over $100. AC was cool for a few hours and then went back to...
08-02-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

I think some of you guys are comparing different...

I think some of you guys are comparing different tires than some of us.
The tires on my car are 18" low profile tires and they only make them in the ZR rating. These cost more than the standard 16"...
08-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By OceanView

I am averaging about $2000 per year which...

I am averaging about $2000 per year which includes tires.
Some years I go over cause I add things to the car that is not considered routine like Projector headlights, new paint, etc.

Tires really...
07-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By OceanView

Did he mentions if the AMG body kit option will...

Did he mentions if the AMG body kit option will be available in 2010 ?
07-20-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,994
Posted By OceanView

207K miles now. Still strong. AC is acting up...

207K miles now.
Still strong. AC is acting up so I may have to replace the compressor and drier.
Hope to get another 100K miles out of her.
07-20-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,534
Posted By OceanView

I've heard about this before from someone else. ...

I've heard about this before from someone else.
How often do they do this or is this a deal specific thing?
07-17-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By OceanView

Any updates on this thread?

Any updates on this thread?
07-11-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By OceanView

Congrats! I am at 206K as well on my 96' You...

Congrats!
I am at 206K as well on my 96'
You obviously drive a lot more miles per day than me.:zoom:
07-05-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By OceanView

I forgot to mention, you should check the front...

I forgot to mention, you should check the front and back of the engine for leaks as those are the most common areas that this engine will leak. If it's hard to tell, look on the side of the engine...
07-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By OceanView

I would advise you spend a few hundred and take...

I would advise you spend a few hundred and take it to a MB Service center and have them do pre inspection on the car. It will be worth it to give you a peace of mind in case there are some serious...
06-29-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By OceanView

Gorgeous car!

Gorgeous car!
06-06-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By OceanView

This is a common thing. Nothing wrong with your...

This is a common thing.
Nothing wrong with your car. It happens only when the engine is cold and will go off when it gets to a certain temperature.
I have had it since day 1 on my 96.
05-16-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By OceanView

Try spraying your bush(ings) with WD40. You...

Try spraying your bush(ings) with WD40.
You will probably use 2 cans or so.
Make sure to use the attachment and spray in between the bushings and the metal components.
Saw my mechanic do this and...
05-15-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By OceanView

204K miles on my 96' with original trans,...

204K miles on my 96' with original trans, original head gasket. :zoom:
05-10-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By OceanView

96 - all pixels are good. :)

96 - all pixels are good. :)
05-10-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By OceanView

I have a 96 as well with no oil leaks. Car has...

I have a 96 as well with no oil leaks.
Car has 203K miles right now. Have used Mobile 1 for most of its life.
Not sure if there are any correlations between switching dino to synthetic but if your...
04-03-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By OceanView

Yes, that's why I choose to drive my car till it...

Yes, that's why I choose to drive my car till it dies.
Forum: Off Topic
02-23-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,867
Posted By OceanView

Yes this is true. I have a Lexus with 220,000...

Yes this is true.
I have a Lexus with 220,000 miles and its in better condition than my MB.
If I was to go on a cross country trip, I would take the Lexus in a heart beat and not worry about it's...
02-16-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,306
Posted By OceanView

I say keep driving it until you notice some major...

I say keep driving it until you notice some major changes in oil loss and/or radiator fluid color changes.

From my understanding the M104 engines that were put in the W210 does not have the same...
02-16-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By OceanView

I get about 18-20K on the rears and around 35K on...

I get about 18-20K on the rears and around 35K on the fronts.
Must be due to the rear drive system.
01-22-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 132,292
Posted By OceanView

Update: 96 E320 198K Miles Original...

Update:

96 E320
198K Miles
Original Engine and Transmission.
01-12-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By OceanView

Check for rust under the carriage and especially...

Check for rust under the carriage and especially front spring perches.
01-11-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,427
Posted By OceanView

Can you guarantee against shaking when hitting...

Can you guarantee against shaking when hitting bumps?
12-21-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By OceanView

I hope you will be posting a DIY tutorial like...

I hope you will be posting a DIY tutorial like you did for the shock replacement. I will be needing to do this retrofit in the near future.
12-19-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By OceanView

I've had this exact same problem in the past and...

I've had this exact same problem in the past and it turned out to be a defective coil.
This engine has 3 coils on it and you have to change the one that is associated with the spark plugs that...
12-13-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,202
Posted By OceanView

Raymond, That's awesome that you took the...

Raymond,

That's awesome that you took the time to document this DIY.
I needed new rear shocks and was contemplating doing this myself or taking the car to a shop. Now that I've seen your...
12-13-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,040
Posted By OceanView

how many miles on the car? Was there coolant or...

how many miles on the car?
Was there coolant or milky residue in the dip stick?

Keep us updated. Thanks
12-06-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 30,987
Posted By OceanView

Rod, did this mechanic mention if the cars with...

Rod, did this mechanic mention if the cars with 350K miles were with the V8 or the 6 cylinder (M104) ?
12-06-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By OceanView

Head curtain bags are one of the things that I...

Head curtain bags are one of the things that I wish my car had.
Next car will have it for sure.
12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By OceanView

Oh Crap, wonder if my 96 is the same as the...

Oh Crap, wonder if my 96 is the same as the 97-2000 or worse.
12-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,533
Posted By OceanView

Are the deals still active? Does anyone know...

Are the deals still active?
Does anyone know when these lease deals end?
12-04-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By OceanView

TommyGunn, Have you noticed a large...

TommyGunn,

Have you noticed a large inprovement in your cars performance with the mods you did to the engine?

I have a 96 with the same M104 engine and was wondering.

Thanks
12-02-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 36,977
Posted By OceanView

Your car looks great, and welcome to the forum.

Your car looks great, and welcome to the forum.
11-22-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,495
Posted By OceanView

Wow, that's one clean W210.

Wow, that's one clean W210.
11-22-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By OceanView

maybe you should post some pictures of your...

maybe you should post some pictures of your product.
11-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,813
Posted By OceanView

My 96 W210 with the straight 6 M104 engine has...

My 96 W210 with the straight 6 M104 engine has 196K on it now on its original timing chain.
When I inquired about the timing chain at the dealer, they mentioned that it should be inspected and...
11-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By OceanView

That is the last option. Painting it is prone...

That is the last option.
Painting it is prone to chipping.
11-17-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By OceanView

Do you know if you can sandblast the chrome off?

Do you know if you can sandblast the chrome off?
11-17-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By OceanView

My Car is black so the black out grill would be...

My Car is black so the black out grill would be perfectly matched for my car.
My main question on this thread is to determine if I can powdercoat my grill or not. I know that I can paint it but I am...
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