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08-05-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By JimPap

I've got the exact same car with more or less the...

I've got the exact same car with more or less the same problem. Mine will blow cold as it should and at some point (don't think its as long as an hour) it isn't as cold. While driving, I can turn...
10-23-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By JimPap

Question about air bag recalls

Earlier this year, I received two air bag recall notices for my 2008 C300. There was a third letter about an air bag controller that they actually did replace.

In the letters, the local MB...
07-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 147,594
Posted By JimPap

Gotta ask. Doesn't the transmission fluid in...

Gotta ask.

Doesn't the transmission fluid in TC circulate with the transmission?

If it does and you change your transmission fluid ever 40K miles,(in my case, 40K, 80K and now about 120K)...
06-28-2015, 09:07 PM
04-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,407
Posted By JimPap

Hey guys.....ITS NOT YOUR CAR. It the...

Hey guys.....ITS NOT YOUR CAR. It the particular pump.

They get banged around a lot at at some point the sensing end quits working right. Go to another pump at the same station and you...
03-23-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

Does the fluid in the torque converter circulate...

Does the fluid in the torque converter circulate into the transmission and mix with the transmission fluid in there?
10-27-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By JimPap

I got a laugh out of that one too. How does...

I got a laugh out of that one too.

How does one "develop" curb rash? Get sneezed on at the car wash? lol
10-06-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By JimPap

Off topic, but don't most tint jobs kinda blur...

Off topic, but don't most tint jobs kinda blur the view?

I like the way they look from the outside but haven't seen one from the inside that didn't blur the view.
10-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By JimPap

Slight problem for me is that my tire shop wants...

Slight problem for me is that my tire shop wants $600 to replace 3 of them with some Shraders that are programable to work on the C300. I don't have confidence in that they'll get this right as on...
10-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By JimPap

How long do TPMS sensors last?????

I have a 2008 C300 and am getting the error message on the dash about tire pressure management system going inactive. The tire icon flashes for a while and then turn solid.

I purchased this car...
09-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,285
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, I was finally able to get the inner...

Glyn,

I was finally able to get the inner fender off so I could inspect what was leaking windshield washer fluid from my 2008 C300.

It turned out to be the plastic fitting that connects the...
09-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 120,005
Posted By JimPap

Seems that mine cost around $750...so it isn't as...

Seems that mine cost around $750...so it isn't as bad as the one someone paid $1900...which was probably a rip off.

When I was at my dealer getting this worked on, they mentioned that other models...
09-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,608
Posted By JimPap

Its been a pretty good while since this thread...

Its been a pretty good while since this thread was active but I'd like to try to find out more about this tire pressure monitor inactive issue.

A few weeks ago, I had to have a tire replaced and I...
08-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,430
Posted By JimPap

The link posted earlier in this thread is no long...

The link posted earlier in this thread is no long working.

Can you post a current link?
08-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By JimPap

Seems that I have a car stand up in the attic...

Seems that I have a car stand up in the attic somewhere.

My thinking now is to use the stock car jack to raise the car and put the stand under the the car...then lower it such that the stand is...
08-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By JimPap

Which floor jack should I get?

I need to raise the front end of the car (driver's side) to remove the wheel and inner fender so that I can see which part of the washer components need to be replaced. I've got that check washer...
06-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By JimPap

Is there any way to get to it without removing...

Is there any way to get to it without removing the inner fender?
06-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By JimPap

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10-25-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,149
Posted By JimPap

Seems that my transmission fluid changes (the...

Seems that my transmission fluid changes (the abbreviated one) is $400 ish. Even if you buy the air filters, they're at a minimum $40 ish. Don't know what LOF refers to. Depending on what LOF...
10-02-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

I wonder if an infinite baffle subwoofer in a...

I wonder if an infinite baffle subwoofer in a C300 would work? :)
09-06-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,913
Posted By JimPap

Is there a DIY for the front tweeters? ...

Is there a DIY for the front tweeters?

Aren't they in the front pillars?
08-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 120,005
Posted By JimPap

vic viper What all is involved in replacing...

vic viper

What all is involved in replacing the module?
How long does it take?
Is it a DIY project?

Too late for me as my car's in the shop waiting for parts but for others.
07-29-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 120,005
Posted By JimPap

It finally gave up the ghost last week. The only...

It finally gave up the ghost last week. The only way I could get it to crank this morning was to have my wife pray for it to start. Don't laugh, it started after I tried a half dozen times...
07-26-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,008
Posted By JimPap

That was an enjoyable read. Thanks and hope you...

That was an enjoyable read.
Thanks and hope you have lots of fun with both cars.
07-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,842
Posted By JimPap

I had an A/C problem last year that presented...

I had an A/C problem last year that presented itself as higher than normal radiator fan speed. It was receiving a signal that the a/c was getting hot and ran faster trying to cool it down. Turned...
07-16-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 30,688
Posted By JimPap

Nice rightup TOKI. How much do you estimate...

Nice rightup TOKI.

How much do you estimate it cost to do this conversion?
07-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By JimPap

My 2008 C300 had problems with one of it's fancy...

My 2008 C300 had problems with one of it's fancy smancy lights after I drove through what wasn't much more that a pretty good puddle.

Under warranty, the dealership replace the complete light...
07-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By JimPap

Have you come across any drawings, photos, etc. ...

Have you come across any drawings, photos, etc.

If so, link.
07-05-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By JimPap

What is the answer?

What is the answer?
07-03-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,546
Posted By JimPap

Congrats on the new car.

Congrats on the new car.
06-20-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By JimPap

Vic What are the coilover suppose to do?

Vic
What are the coilover suppose to do?
05-18-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,342
Posted By JimPap

How do you know that your replacement was a...

How do you know that your replacement was a working module?

Another experience I had with mine since my earlier post is that one day my Sirius just stopped working. Had Sirius resend their...
04-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 120,005
Posted By JimPap

Thanks for posting. My 2008 C300 will...

Thanks for posting.

My 2008 C300 will intermittently not want to start.

What I've done is removed the key fob, then reinsert it. You can hear something that sounds like a sliding part move...
04-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 37,180
Posted By JimPap

Agreed. Can't imagine why they had to make it...

Agreed. Can't imagine why they had to make it so hard unless it's to drive business to the dealership.

I'm due to replace mine again. Not looking forward to it.
03-12-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By JimPap

It wasn't long after I got my 2008 C300 that I...

It wasn't long after I got my 2008 C300 that I wish I had opted for the AMG wheels. They've always looked the best in my book.
Looking forward to seeing how yours turned out.
12-24-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By JimPap

Congrats on your new acquisition. Black sure...

Congrats on your new acquisition.

Black sure does look good.

Have to agree with the wheels. It gets expensive replacing wheels when you figure in that you'll also have to buy all new tires...
12-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,156
Posted By JimPap

...just the usual premature wear? :)

...just the usual premature wear? :)
12-05-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, So what happens when the torque...

Glyn,

So what happens when the torque converter fluid isn't changed out?

Are there any friction parts in the torque converter?
11-26-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 462,393
Posted By JimPap

On the air conditioning controls, far right knob,...

On the air conditioning controls, far right knob, when depressed you are recirculating cabin air. Purpose is to not suck in fumes for when you're driving through a tunnel.
10-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

Glyn Does the fluid from the torque...

Glyn

Does the fluid from the torque converter at some point intermix with the transmission fluid?
10-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,626
Posted By JimPap

Lordmars No kidding. Sounds like they...

Lordmars

No kidding.

Sounds like they are under the misconception that customers won't switch to other brands of cars.
10-05-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,995
Posted By JimPap

I like those rims but not $5,000 worth. :crazy:

I like those rims but not $5,000 worth. :crazy:
Replies: 33
Views: 2,841
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, I did the same thing and had to...

Glyn,

I did the same thing and had to uninstall Chrome for IE to work properly.

I think browsers are like antivirus programs. One is good, two causes problems.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,841
Posted By JimPap

Flashback for me. When Chrome first came...

Flashback for me.

When Chrome first came out, I gave it a try and found extremely slow loading on IE. I had to uninstall Chrome to restore my speed.

Not trying to start a Browser discussion,...
08-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

Take a camera and take some pictures for us.

Take a camera and take some pictures for us.
08-04-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 49,198
Posted By JimPap

What's bothersome to me is that the dealership...

What's bothersome to me is that the dealership should have tried removing and replacing fuses/plugs but I guess they make more money selling SAMs.
07-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By JimPap

Being in a parking garage, there might be some...

Being in a parking garage, there might be some security cameras recording bad behavior.

Might want to check with the garage employees.
07-18-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,401
Posted By JimPap

Spare tire well.

Spare tire well.
07-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By JimPap

Don't do the deal outside of ebay as that will...

Don't do the deal outside of ebay as that will limit your recourse if there is something wrong with the deal.

A few months ago, I found out that one of my rims had enough of a bend that it was...
07-02-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,124
Posted By JimPap

Pros.....I love the shape. Cons....A little...

Pros.....I love the shape.

Cons....A little too much metal.
Leather is of a slick variety. I prefer the textured type better.
06-04-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By JimPap

My father in law spent the last 3 years restored...

My father in law spent the last 3 years restored a 62 Beetle that he bought new 50 years ago. It was very rough and now looks better than new. He wants to take it to the Blueberry festival in...
05-24-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By JimPap

I think they look great. Maybe you can find...

I think they look great.

Maybe you can find the same style made by a better manufacturer.

Best of luck.
05-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,474
Posted By JimPap

Finally made some more progress. It's...

Finally made some more progress.

It's looking like there is a malfunction in my air conditioning compressor which occurs after its been running for about 30 minutes where the head pressure gets...
05-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By JimPap

Well, they got $104 on an auction that ended at...

Well, they got $104 on an auction that ended at $966 plus $148 for shipping. Depending on how you want to calculate the percentage, it's still around 10%. As you said, then there is paypal.
...
05-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By JimPap

kevin, All I can tell you is that I kept the...

kevin,

All I can tell you is that I kept the same model tires and they road better and quieter. When I brought this up on this forum, I was told that a different compound is used even though they...
05-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

royruan, What a load of crap.

royruan,

What a load of crap.
05-08-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By JimPap

It's the final value fee that killed me. Total...

It's the final value fee that killed me. Total ebay fees ran $104 and that's before the $40 in paypal fees.
05-08-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By JimPap

Flipp That makes sense. I'm still steamed...

Flipp
That makes sense.
I'm still steamed about ebay fees for selling a subwoofer I had. They're making it to expensive to use.
05-08-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By JimPap

I think Tirerack has it wrong on these tires for...

I think Tirerack has it wrong on these tires for whatever reason.

With that said, I wouldn't buy the original ones mounted on the car as the rubber is formulated to be harder to give you better...
05-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

hpatel44 Where are you located?

hpatel44

Where are you located?
05-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

Thanks for the link to the WIS document for...

Thanks for the link to the WIS document for servicing the 7 speed.

You noted that MBUSA is clueless which hints that they may not even be recommending it. How does this work? Does MBUSA issue...
05-07-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

See if you can get it in writing....which I'm...

See if you can get it in writing....which I'm pretty sure they won't furnish.
05-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

hpatel44 I've got the same situation on my...

hpatel44

I've got the same situation on my 08 C300 identical to your vehicle.

My service advisor said that there is no way to drain the torque converter since there are no drain plugs on it. ...
05-05-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,697
Posted By JimPap

Yes, that's normal.....and easy on the Espresso....

Yes, that's normal.....and easy on the Espresso. :)
05-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 109,329
Posted By JimPap

O.K., I'm lost. Does the early production...

O.K., I'm lost.

Does the early production 2008 C300 with automatic transmissions in north america have a drain plug and needs the fluid replaced when the transmission fluid is replaced.
05-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,733
Posted By JimPap

Man.....how does one do that much damage to...

Man.....how does one do that much damage to another car?

Good idea about turning it over to your insurance.
05-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 54,045
Posted By JimPap

Glyn I just found in another thread where...

Glyn

I just found in another thread where someone who just had a transmission service found that he was charged for 6 quarts of fluid and the concensus is that they must have not done the torque...
04-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By JimPap

....apparantly, the dealer told him.

....apparantly, the dealer told him.
04-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By JimPap

No kidding. Does have my curiosity peak. ...

No kidding.

Does have my curiosity peak. I'll have to dig out the book.
04-26-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By JimPap

Trying to remember but isn't the spark plug...

Trying to remember but isn't the spark plug change interval suppose to be 90,000 miles?
04-18-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,339
Posted By JimPap

Are they the factory bixenons?

Are they the factory bixenons?
04-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,474
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, I didn't have any luck getting to the...

Glyn,

I didn't have any luck getting to the sensor and I'm assuming that I'm in the right place. That place being between the firewall and the engine block. I couldn't get my hand down there to...
04-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,474
Posted By JimPap

tasho3 Any idea which wiring connection? Hate...

tasho3
Any idea which wiring connection? Hate to take it in if all I need to do is to clean a connection.

Glyn
Wasn't able to find the sensor using the diagram. Was that for the 2008 C300...
04-06-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimPap

That sounds like an alignment problem.

That sounds like an alignment problem.
04-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimPap

How do you know they're blown? Were they...

How do you know they're blown? Were they leaking?

Reason for my asking is that I suspect mine are as the ride definately changed immediately after hitting a particularly brutal rain drain. I had...
03-29-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 32,268
Posted By JimPap

Don't you just know that service advisors hate it...

Don't you just know that service advisors hate it when owner post the exact same problem on youtube.

Somewhat limits their use of the "we've never had that problem before" excuse.

By the...
03-28-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By JimPap

Looks exactly like my 2008 C300.....if I were to...

Looks exactly like my 2008 C300.....if I were to wash this past weekend's bugs off of it.
03-26-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,474
Posted By JimPap

It's a lot louder which may just mean that it's...

It's a lot louder which may just mean that it's running faster for not much reason. I would understand it if it was on some of our 100 degree days but it's just not been all that hot. Even on our...
03-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,474
Posted By JimPap

What did you do to correct i?. I think I may...

What did you do to correct i?.

I think I may be having the same problem.

It was only around 75 degrees today.

When driving at 70ish, I don't hear the fan. As I slow down to 30ish, the fan...
03-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,775
Posted By JimPap

Rim came in today and took it to my local tire...

Rim came in today and took it to my local tire store to have it replace the one that's slightly bent.

First of all, the rim that came from the above ebay link spun true, but had some minor dents...
03-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,775
Posted By JimPap

Thanks Jimmy by the way, the last name is...

Thanks Jimmy

by the way, the last name is Pappanastos. :)
03-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,775
Posted By JimPap

Jimmy....look two post up. Ironically, I'm...

Jimmy....look two post up.

Ironically, I'm also Greek and named Jimmy. :)
03-01-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,775
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, Thanks for posting. This is the one on...

Glyn,
Thanks for posting.
This is the one on my car. Is this considered a mag wheel?
http://www.roadwheels.us/170809mec3re.html
03-01-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,775
Posted By JimPap

NJBENZ I've got what the dealer described as...

NJBENZ

I've got what the dealer described as a slightly bent rim.

What did you wind up doing?

I can't decide if I should try getting it straightened out or spring for a new rim. It's the...
02-13-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By JimPap

Yeah, that's what I thought. Thanks for...

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Thanks for posting.
02-13-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By JimPap

Can you use the 2012 Bi-Xenon on a 2008?

I had a loaner C250 last week and really like the look of the new headlights.

Does it look like they would fit the 2008 C-300 or is the sheetmetal (probably the hood portion) a bit different????
02-13-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By JimPap

First service A, I'd go ahead and get it done at...

First service A, I'd go ahead and get it done at the dealership so if they find any updates or non publically announced fixes, they're more likely to find it and do it. Just don't pay over about...
02-10-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By JimPap

Glyn...thanks for posting. So what you're...

Glyn...thanks for posting.

So what you're saying is that the front pads usually wear faster and that you'd normally have the rear pads lasting 2.5s longer than the fronts or do I have that...
02-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By JimPap

Brake wear question about uneven wear

I took my 2008 early production C300 with 82,000ish miles into the dealership primarily to have the transmission serviced and asked that they check the brake pads.

They later told me that the rear...
02-09-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,751
Posted By JimPap

Where's a DIY for replacing the driver's side fog...

Where's a DIY for replacing the driver's side fog light?

Thanks in advance.
02-08-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JimPap

Where can you go to just get the shift knob?

Where can you go to just get the shift knob?
02-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,916
Posted By JimPap

I've got distilled water but my understanding is...

I've got distilled water but my understanding is that deionized water is different. I googled it.

I'll do the distilled water as this is taking too much time. I did go by the Mercedes dealer to...
02-02-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,916
Posted By JimPap

Glyn, I'd think it could be ordered from one...

Glyn,

I'd think it could be ordered from one of the online suppliers but then the next concern would be can you over do it? If one is stuff in the radiator would adding a second one in the surge...
02-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,916
Posted By JimPap

I drove all over town yesterday looking for...

I drove all over town yesterday looking for deionized water and couldn't find any.

Other than off the web, where would you look for it locally?
02-01-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,916
Posted By JimPap

Is there any way to visually check to see if the...

Is there any way to visually check to see if the sachet was installed? At my first service, the dealership replaced the black overflow tank and I'm not entirely sure those clowns would have thought...
01-31-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

Somebody get illlojik the part number for a...

Somebody get illlojik the part number for a replacement oil filter cap.

Just kidding. :)
01-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,293
Posted By JimPap

I like it just the way you have it. Don't...

I like it just the way you have it.

Don't change a thing.
01-27-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

My nearest O'Riley's only had two cases when I...

My nearest O'Riley's only had two cases when I went by there this past Wednesday and I got both of those. Since I need 8.5 quarts per oil change, I'll go back today for the remaining 5 quarts for...
01-24-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

IGB, Nice find on that Mobile 1 oil. ...

IGB,

Nice find on that Mobile 1 oil.

Thanks!!!!
01-21-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,760
Posted By JimPap

Missed a spot. :) Just kidding. Nice job...

Missed a spot. :) Just kidding.

Nice job with the waxing.

Around here, we've been getting so much rain that its really hard keeping the car clean.
01-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,888
Posted By JimPap

Just yesterday, while out of town, I went to...

Just yesterday, while out of town, I went to start my 08 C300 and the starter would not even turn to make that clicky, clicky, clicky sound that you get with a low battery. Power to the light was...
01-14-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,193
Posted By JimPap

Does that affect your wheel balance?

Does that affect your wheel balance?
01-11-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,487
Posted By JimPap

I think you're suppose to flush the brake system...

I think you're suppose to flush the brake system at least every two years anyway.
01-11-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,487
Posted By JimPap

I've got about 81.5K miles on my 2008 C300. ...

I've got about 81.5K miles on my 2008 C300.

The brake pad light has not come on. I don't hear any screeching when applying brakes but I do have that uneven braking that you feel when the rotars...
01-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

....and tell the rest of us.

....and tell the rest of us.
01-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,402
Posted By JimPap

Post some before and after photos along with the...

Post some before and after photos along with the repair people's name. Those in the area may want to use them.
01-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By JimPap

Tire shop wants to rebuild tpms???

I was out getting a price on replacing my front two tires and the tire store pitched replacing the little rubber gasket and air valve for a cost of something like $15 to $18 each.

I've never heard...
01-03-2012, 07:28 AM
12-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By JimPap

easydoesit Where you using the yellow or the...

easydoesit

Where you using the yellow or the clear lamin-x???

Hmmmm...guess it wouldn't matter. Sounds like lamin-x doesn't handle the bulb well.
12-16-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 46,974
Posted By JimPap

I like using the low pressure high volume water...

I like using the low pressure high volume water coming out of the hose to dry sheet the car before picking up the few remaining dribbles with a chamos.

Problem is that I had a Rain Bird hose end...
12-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,135
Posted By JimPap

Congrats Elane. We'll miss you. Come by...

Congrats Elane.

We'll miss you.

Come by sometimes and visit.
11-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By JimPap

neither one. Move to a State that has...

neither one.

Move to a State that has prettier tags. :)
11-25-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By JimPap

What year is your C300 and about how many miles...

What year is your C300 and about how many miles per year do you put on it?
11-25-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,117
Posted By JimPap

Pease of mind is worth a lot. Just order a new...

Pease of mind is worth a lot. Just order a new replacement from MB and be done with it. Many of the AMG rims on Ebay have been repair jobs that may have been as bad as yours or worst.

Also, I...
11-21-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

Thanks for responding. I'm pretty sure that...

Thanks for responding.

I'm pretty sure that it over filled as oil was going into the top hose that goes to the valve.

But what you say about the connector makes a lot of sense. Mine is setup...
11-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

Has anyone found an electric pump that works well...

Has anyone found an electric pump that works well in this application?
11-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 260,355
Posted By JimPap

Anybody having problems with their MityVac? ...

Anybody having problems with their MityVac?

I can get mine to suck as long as I'm pumping but I thought that once you got the oil flowing it would continue until it filled up the container.

At...
11-19-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,398
Posted By JimPap

Do you have some more photos of your car with...

Do you have some more photos of your car with those wheels?
11-19-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,398
Posted By JimPap

Geeeze....you get your entire car soapy before...

Geeeze....you get your entire car soapy before rinsing?

I do sections at a time.
11-11-2011, 01:54 PM
11-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,972
Posted By JimPap

How innocent....you really think people with...

How innocent....you really think people with money have it all in euros? Don't think so.
11-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,972
Posted By JimPap

Not really, don't you have to use clorox.....so...

Not really, don't you have to use clorox.....so I've been told.

We both must be watching CSI, NYCSI, NCSI, CSI Miami, etc. lol
11-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,972
Posted By JimPap

Nobody ever said that he was a smart insurance...

Nobody ever said that he was a smart insurance thief. :)
11-04-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,407
Posted By JimPap

Solution is to have a junk car that you take when...

Solution is to have a junk car that you take when you are in those sketchy areas overnight.

O.K.....gotta be asked....what are you doing in those sketchy areas overnight? :)
10-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,431
Posted By JimPap

I think he said that system/trip/radio will be...

I think he said that system/trip/radio will be saved.
10-15-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 37,180
Posted By JimPap

The filter is situated such that recirculation...

The filter is situated such that recirculation refilters the air.

Also be sure that you get the better quality filter as it has the carbon particals that'll take oders out of the air.
10-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,972
Posted By JimPap

To get the skunk smell out. Now ask yourself...

To get the skunk smell out.

Now ask yourself how the skunk smell got in there to start with?
10-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,703
Posted By JimPap

C300kid?

C300kid?
10-06-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,703
Posted By JimPap

C300kid, So what was the total cost of the...

C300kid,

So what was the total cost of the wheels, drilling, bolts, shipping and anything else that might have been forgotten?
10-04-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,220
Posted By JimPap

My 2008 does the exact same thing. ....and it...

My 2008 does the exact same thing. ....and it does scare the crap out of you. :)
09-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,836
Posted By JimPap

Pete, I think the transfer case draining was...

Pete,

I think the transfer case draining was added to the just having the transmission fluid removed and replaced. You'd think MB would have gotten that right earlier on.
08-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 49,198
Posted By JimPap

....translation....."PROFIT CENTER"

....translation....."PROFIT CENTER"
08-19-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 49,198
Posted By JimPap

My personal opinion..... this is over engineering...

My personal opinion..... this is over engineering without accepting the reality that wires get shorted, things get bounced around, etc. and it shouldn't cost $2K to get a tailight working again.
08-17-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 49,198
Posted By JimPap

zankok, It'll be interesting to find out...

zankok,

It'll be interesting to find out what it would cost from the MB dealer.

If it turns out to be the same thing and price, you might want to push to see if they'll pay for all or some of...
08-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,548
Posted By JimPap

That does look good. Please tell us your...

That does look good.

Please tell us your routine to get it looking that good.
08-10-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,475
Posted By JimPap

That hand in the first set of photos. Who's...

That hand in the first set of photos.

Who's that? :)
08-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,847
Posted By JimPap

Over 30 miles to the gallon on the highway...

Over 30 miles to the gallon on the highway traveling 70 mph.
08-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,470
Posted By JimPap

Buy a junk car to drive to work. Park it where...

Buy a junk car to drive to work. Park it where ever you want.
08-03-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,206
Posted By JimPap

I'd want to know why it doesn't have the original...

I'd want to know why it doesn't have the original wheels.

Not absolutely certain, but thought that style didn't come out until later.
08-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,250
Posted By JimPap

You must be in marketing where the art of spin is...

You must be in marketing where the art of spin is practiced.

Bottom line, these ain't the AMG wheels. Most people on this forum would know this. All you're doing is insulting their intelligence...
08-01-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,250
Posted By JimPap

Are you aware that these aren't the AMG wheels?

Are you aware that these aren't the AMG wheels?
08-01-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,700
Posted By JimPap

2008 C300.......71,000 miles.

2008 C300.......71,000 miles.
07-29-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,872
Posted By JimPap

The hackers are missing one thing. Sooner or...

The hackers are missing one thing.

Sooner or later, they always get found out. They're some really bad guys out there that may decide to have them hacked. Unfortunately, they're not thinking...
07-28-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By JimPap

pepto, Sounds like you're getting a lot of...

pepto,

Sounds like you're getting a lot of experience that we can all gain from.

Please keep us up to date as this works out.
07-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By JimPap

Not sure if that's pretty much standard or if it...

Not sure if that's pretty much standard or if it varies a lot depending on the lease.

I'd be sure to find out what the deal is with the proposed lease.
07-28-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By JimPap

In a few years, you aren't going to get much for...

In a few years, you aren't going to get much for it anyway. I certainly wouldn't spend $3K getting it certified either.
07-28-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By JimPap

Back a few months ago I saw an ad about leasing a...

Back a few months ago I saw an ad about leasing a C300 for $399. The fine print stated that it included only so many miles total for the term of the lease. I drive about 15K miles a year. My cost...
07-27-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By JimPap

If you exceed the number of miles allowed under...

If you exceed the number of miles allowed under the new lease, how much would it cost you per month including the $499? You see, those extra miles cost a mint.
07-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By JimPap

....shave sidemarkers? huh?

....shave sidemarkers? huh?
07-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,931
Posted By JimPap

If I had any doubt that MB is going to boink you...

If I had any doubt that MB is going to boink you on repairs, its gone now.
07-18-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By JimPap

Can you post a photo?

Can you post a photo?
07-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 137,215
Posted By JimPap

Do you have a thread showing the installation and...

Do you have a thread showing the installation and how much did the parts cost you?
07-17-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,844
Posted By JimPap

Great looking star war uniforms.

Great looking star war uniforms.
07-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 137,215
Posted By JimPap

Have you tried contacting the seller for advice?

Have you tried contacting the seller for advice?
07-16-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 51,708
Posted By JimPap

In general, how long do the current batteries...

In general, how long do the current batteries last?

Also, I've noticed that the radiator fan does not continue to spin once I turn the engine off. Probably hasn't done so for a while now. The...
07-16-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 51,708
Posted By JimPap

I have a 2008 C300. How do I find out...

I have a 2008 C300.

How do I find out which battery it has?

Thanks in advance.
07-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,153
Posted By JimPap

The 2008 has no bling and the 2012 has too much. ...

The 2008 has no bling and the 2012 has too much.

Too bad they didn't go somewhere inbetween.
07-06-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By JimPap

Public floggings were so under rated.

Public floggings were so under rated.
07-01-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,153
Posted By JimPap

Nice car. Are the wheels original AMGs or...

Nice car.

Are the wheels original AMGs or something else?
06-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By JimPap

Just had a funny mental image. radicalrev...

Just had a funny mental image.

radicalrev orders all the parts we recommended for the c63 amg. He leaves them in their boxes and takes the car to a shop to have it assembled and painted. Comes...
06-30-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By JimPap

You do have to be careful that you're getting the...

You do have to be careful that you're getting the AMG bumper that's built to fit the C200 as an original AMG bumper would require new fenders, etc.

This has been written about in the forum ino...
06-27-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,351
Posted By JimPap

Visually, I think those tinted windows and those...

Visually, I think those tinted windows and those "great" looking wheels is what makes that car pop. Nice job.
06-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,064
Posted By JimPap

Nice wheels. What size????

Nice wheels. What size????
06-21-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 30,688
Posted By JimPap

You know if someone was industrious, they could...

You know if someone was industrious, they could download the whole manual in a couple of days. You really wouldn't have to print it off, you could just save the pdf files. Probably be a good idea...
06-21-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,503
Posted By JimPap

If your roads are heavily crowned, then it'll...

If your roads are heavily crowned, then it'll only go straight in one or the other lanes but not both. Since your's track's straight in the right lane, I'd say that they've got your problem fixed.
06-15-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By JimPap

W;here would one look for a shop manual for a...

W;here would one look for a shop manual for a 2008 C300 published by MB?
06-15-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,450
Posted By JimPap

Might want to look online.

Might want to look online.
06-15-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By JimPap

lol

lol
06-15-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By JimPap

Lets bump it again or are they already sold?

Lets bump it again or are they already sold?
06-15-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

The appointment at the dealership is in the...

The appointment at the dealership is in the morning.

I'm feeling worst than when I have a doctor's apointment.

The guy at the dealership mentioned something about the insurance covering it. ...
06-15-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By JimPap

Is her status as an "EX" girlfriend related to...

Is her status as an "EX" girlfriend related to her driving skills??? :)
06-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

Agreed. Originally, I thought it might be...

Agreed.

Originally, I thought it might be as easy as replacing shocks on a domestic car. After looking into it, there really isn't anything that is simple on this car. I would go as far as...
06-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

The back story is that its a 2008 C300 that I...

The back story is that its a 2008 C300 that I purchased new from a MB dealer. It now has 70,000 miles on it so it's beyond the original 50,000 mile warranty. However, if there is a TSB that...
06-13-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

lol.....only about 900 miles. Thanks but I...

lol.....only about 900 miles.

Thanks but I think I'll have to pass.

I've been looking at a couple of MB parts websites and they're a lot of parts that could have been affected. To add to the...
06-13-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

Thanks for the offer. Where are you located?

Thanks for the offer.

Where are you located?
06-13-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

Wetumpka, Alabama.....aka God's country. :)

Wetumpka, Alabama.....aka God's country. :)
06-13-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

Thanks....you just saved me a couple of hundred...

Thanks....you just saved me a couple of hundred dollars and 2 weeks of spinning my wheels.
06-13-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

That model raises the car about 8"s. I'm...

That model raises the car about 8"s. I'm wondering if that's enough to do much of anything. If I needed to replace a shock (my current concern) would that give me enough clearance?
06-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,709
Posted By JimPap

photos won't download

photos won't download
06-13-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By JimPap

Can anyone recommend a decent car ramp?

I tried to use some older car ramps on my C300 sport and wasn't able to as the incline was too steep/high which would cause the front effects to scrape.

So, I'm in the market for some low incline...
06-09-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,833
Posted By JimPap

Bill..... You carrying a heavy load is the...

Bill.....

You carrying a heavy load is the reason why running your tire pressure high works for you.

For those who don't have the pothole issue and don't carry a heavy load, lower pressure...
06-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By JimPap

That turned out to be a huge waste of time. ...

That turned out to be a huge waste of time.

Lift was not available and he started to do a bounce test putting pressure on one of the front headlights. I did catch him before he broke it.

I...
06-08-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By JimPap

I went by an independent foreign car shop to see...

I went by an independent foreign car shop to see if they could at least tell me what it was.

They were overloaded with work in progress and couldn't really take a look at it today. Suggested that...
06-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By JimPap

vanisher....can you give us some background on...

vanisher....can you give us some background on where those tireswheels came from?

Was it a wrecked car?????

Maybe its just the lighting, but one of those last two tires looks like the side was...
06-08-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By JimPap

Carsy Can you describe how your C204 rode???

Carsy

Can you describe how your C204 rode???
06-07-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By JimPap

How would you test the rear suspension?

About 6 weeks ago, I ran over a severe dip in the road and my car hasn't driven the same since.

It now feels like the rear end has an extra bobble in it when I go over bumps.

Does anyone know...
06-07-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,604
Posted By JimPap

Where I fill up, there is one pump that's click...

Where I fill up, there is one pump that's click off every few seconds. I have to remember to not try to use that one. Their other 11 pumps seem to work fine. In my opinion, there must be...
06-06-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By JimPap

Sorry for stupid question. Just read through it...

Sorry for stupid question. Just read through it and it didn't register. :)
06-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By JimPap

Please post photos. Which tires are on them?

Please post photos.

Which tires are on them?
05-27-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,548
Posted By JimPap

I was joking about those plaid pants. You can...

I was joking about those plaid pants. You can see them in the reflection in one of the photos. Notice the smiley face? Here's another one. :)
05-24-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,548
Posted By JimPap

Steve Obviously your good taste in cars...

Steve

Obviously your good taste in cars didn't carry over to your wardrobe. :)
05-24-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 38,648
Posted By JimPap

....and why may I ask does it makes you chuckle? ...

....and why may I ask does it makes you chuckle?

Interesting about the PPG comment. Given the number of windshields I've got through, I wouldn't mind trying an aftermarket if there was solid...
05-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 38,648
Posted By JimPap

I've been through several windshields. Don't...

I've been through several windshields.

Don't bother with the decals until you get ready to sell or trade it.

Do stick with OEM glass. Unless you're a glass expert, it'd be hard to know which...
05-23-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,726
Posted By JimPap

Man....that would be a nice swap if you could...

Man....that would be a nice swap if you could swing it.

What I ran into when I looked into getting better seats is that the seats are connected to one of the computers and that you'd likely have...
05-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,660
Posted By JimPap

I really can't see them well enough to tell.

I really can't see them well enough to tell.
05-23-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By JimPap

Sounds a bit strange to me. I think you can...

Sounds a bit strange to me.

I think you can go online and have them send a new authorization signal.

An aside that may have nothing to do with your situation is that somehow, Sirius got my...
05-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,825
Posted By JimPap

Don't think they will. Mercedes is building...

Don't think they will.

Mercedes is building a C-Class plant in Alabama. Not sure when it is scheduled to be in production but doubt they'll be bring them in from China...that is unless there is...
05-20-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,825
Posted By JimPap

Guess they never heard of debadging. lol

Guess they never heard of debadging. lol
05-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,825
Posted By JimPap

Now how did they do that? Wonder if it is...

Now how did they do that?

Wonder if it is driven by the chief of police.
05-12-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 110,746
Posted By JimPap

...said by someone that will someday own a car...

...said by someone that will someday own a car that they thought they were leasing. lol
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