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05-31-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 41,487
Posted By steelgrey

Ah...life is good I no longer have to read page...

Ah...life is good I no longer have to read page after page of K-As bull****. For any of you out there who can't stand our professional forum scribe. Ignoring him is wonderful!!!
05-30-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By steelgrey

Well K-A you have finally found a place on my...

Well K-A you have finally found a place on my ignore list. Although you think that everyone hangs on your every word. I find you a complete a**hole you post only to impress yourself and show how...
05-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,203
Posted By steelgrey

I just had my 2010 E350 Coupe in yesterday for...

I just had my 2010 E350 Coupe in yesterday for it's 4 year maintenance. The total cost was $1319.06. They serviced the trans, did an oil change, changed the intake filters, changed the in-cabin...
03-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By steelgrey

Thank you tonygunz....I just got off the phone...

Thank you tonygunz....I just got off the phone with my wife. She did manage to get back to MPH versus KMs. She claims it was divine innervation. Although a believer...I believe she just managed to...
03-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By steelgrey

Thanks a lot! I am really looking for the quick...

Thanks a lot! I am really looking for the quick fix. If the car was here I'm sure I could sort my way through the menus. My gut feeling is it's in the drive menu on the speedometer. Can anyone...
03-19-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By steelgrey

HELP!!!

My wife is out of town in my E350 Coupe and somehow managed to switch the system from Miles per hour to Kilometers per hour. I have been trying to find in the manuals how to switch it back to MPH and...
02-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By steelgrey

I'm a retired federal employee but thanks...to...

I'm a retired federal employee but thanks...to BRAC they moved me from Harrisburg PA to Huntsville AL. They don't know about salt down here. You just stay home until sun melts it away.
01-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,595
Posted By steelgrey

If you have put gas in your car. Check to make...

If you have put gas in your car. Check to make sure the gas cap is tight. If it is not, it will cause a check engine light.
12-27-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By steelgrey

Damn...unbelievable aggression. No problem...I...

Damn...unbelievable aggression. No problem...I don't post here often and will definitely not post in the future. I'm getting the hell outta here. Oh and if....you ever take your car to a detailer...
12-27-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By steelgrey

OK...so a carwash rips off your wiper and it's a...

OK...so a carwash rips off your wiper and it's a Mercedes defect. Get real!!! You should never...I mean never run your car through a carwash. Afraid you're at fault not...Mercedes!
12-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,445
Posted By steelgrey

Looks great Gav! I am afraid however that I have...

Looks great Gav! I am afraid however that I have a problem with MBs' new styling. Aggressive? Without question. Do I love the lights and grill...YES! Here comes the BUT...I'm just not sure about...
12-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By steelgrey

Thanks...I really appreciate it. Have a Happy...

Thanks...I really appreciate it. Have a Happy Holiday.
12-24-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By steelgrey

2010 Workshop Manual???

Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase or acquire a copy of the E350 Workshop Manual. Specifically I am looking for the section on the passengers side mirror. (Yes...the wife has hit the...
10-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,176
Posted By steelgrey

I probably should let this thread die....but I...

I probably should let this thread die....but I buy my cars for one reason...Passion. It seems that car manufacturers lay in wait...just to bring out a car I can't resist. Mazda saw that I didn't have...
10-06-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By steelgrey

I would just like to say thanks to all of you who...

I would just like to say thanks to all of you who couldn't find the time to check the tire size. I went ahead and ordered the MXM4 Michelins. I'm sure they will be right. Luckily tirerack is far more...
10-05-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By steelgrey

Thanks for all your help...you just needed to...

Thanks for all your help...you just needed to look on the sidewall and verify the size....guess that's too much to ask!!!
10-05-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By steelgrey

Tire sizes FT and Back E350

I own a 2010 Coupe with the AMG appearance package. It includes the AMG wheels. I know that the backs are wider. I'm going to be ordering new tires from Tirerack. Could someone running the same...
09-28-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By steelgrey

Just out of curiosity K-A...how many years have...

Just out of curiosity K-A...how many years have they been using E classes/S classes for taxis. Can you explain the agreement between MB and the German taxi governing authority. What is the financial...
09-28-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 34,532
Posted By steelgrey

Hey...I can chime in here. I completely agree...

Hey...I can chime in here. I completely agree with you both. Hype I like the fact that you just appreciate your cars and have fun with them. That is the way it is supposed to be!!!
I would wager...
09-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By steelgrey

Great looking coupe. I just love the looks of the...

Great looking coupe. I just love the looks of the coupe. If MB had not brought out the coupe I would not have purchased a Mercedes!!
09-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,556
Posted By steelgrey

About how long did it take?? Did you leave your...

About how long did it take?? Did you leave your car idle during the install as they recommend??
08-25-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,569
Posted By steelgrey

Are you addressing me...or someone else. Do you...

Are you addressing me...or someone else. Do you understand the meaning of homophobic. To me that would mean that I have an inherent hatered of gays. I really do not. Yes, I can tell by your prose...
08-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,569
Posted By steelgrey

You are right about my wife K-A, she is an old ...

You are right about my wife K-A, she is an old

grandma, seven times as a matter of fact. We were married in our early 20's and after more than four decades, the old girl still does it for...
08-25-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,569
Posted By steelgrey

So cars are just transportation yet you come to...

So cars are just transportation yet you come to car forums. I guess that further explains your questionable stylistic taste.

Yes, K-A cars are only transportation. I have had a life long love of...
08-24-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,569
Posted By steelgrey

Wow K-A you far exceeded my rebuttal...

Wow K-A you far exceeded my rebuttal expectations. I don't post to this forum much anymore. You really just bore the hell out of me. I could write your posts. They're just the same stuff over and...
08-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,569
Posted By steelgrey

petee1997 prepare yourself for at least 10...

petee1997 prepare yourself for at least 10 paragraphs of rebuttal heavily laced with hyperbole and made up facts. K-A cannot take this laying down. He is a professional forum poster who has driven...
08-12-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,395
Posted By steelgrey

I had a rattling noise coming from the rear and...

I had a rattling noise coming from the rear and it turned out to be coming from the roof sunscreen. The dealer added felt and it's been quiet since.
08-12-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By steelgrey

Had mine replaced 2010 at about 2 years. As above...

Had mine replaced 2010 at about 2 years. As above warranty covered it.
08-09-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By steelgrey

I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
07-31-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,395
Posted By steelgrey

The shift knob located on the center console. It...

The shift knob located on the center console. It has the same wood look as the interior wood trim with a round MB logo on the top. All the coupe shifters from 2010 to 2013 are on the console. I...
07-31-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,395
Posted By steelgrey

Wood Steering Wheel and Shift knob: 795.00....

Wood Steering Wheel and Shift knob: 795.00. Complements the other wood trim...that looks like about it.
07-30-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,395
Posted By steelgrey

Yes it is made in Germany. I haven't had any...

Yes it is made in Germany. I haven't had any problems with mine with 27,588 miles on the Odometer. I have not read about any unusual first year problems. There is a complete list of Technical Service...
07-30-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,395
Posted By steelgrey

Unfortunately...you have to purchase the DVD...

Unfortunately...you have to purchase the DVD update. It is loaded via the CD changer. The install can take up to 150 min. and they recommend that the vehicle remain stationary during the...
07-30-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,557
Posted By steelgrey

I'm 66 and drive an E Coupe. If it weren't for MB...

I'm 66 and drive an E Coupe. If it weren't for MB bringing out the coupe I would not own a Benz. Yes, the coupe is for the young at heart. By the way I look great driving my coupe.
07-22-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,248
Posted By steelgrey

I have a coupe with pano roof and I purchased the...

I have a coupe with pano roof and I purchased the OEM roof rack to carry a 12' kayak. They are really well made and they bolt to the roof in the brackets under the small doors on the roof. They also...
07-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By steelgrey

Very Nice!!! Kinda has the same basic style of...

Very Nice!!! Kinda has the same basic style of some of the OEM AMG variants.
06-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,477
Posted By steelgrey

Michelin Primacy MXM4

I'm looking for the quietest all season tire for my 2010 E350 Coupe. It came with the Pirelli P Zero's and I find them quite noisy. I found a previous thread about the Michelins providing a more...
05-28-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,090
Posted By steelgrey

Come on...cut me a break...this all started with...

Come on...cut me a break...this all started with the 2010 Coupe. Now I would like an honest answer...how many of you would select the BMW 6 series convertible over the this E.
05-28-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,090
Posted By steelgrey

I wasn't sure when the 2014 pics first appeared...

I wasn't sure when the 2014 pics first appeared but, this car is a beauty. Really MB should dump the sedans...there has been so much bit**in about the grill on the W212...the new flat sides (sedan)...
05-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,769
Posted By steelgrey

By the way KA what do you do for a living??? Now...

By the way KA what do you do for a living??? Now don't pontificate and can you provide some kind of proof. I've already told you what I did before retirement. Time to prove yourself. You know your...
05-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,275
Posted By steelgrey

The interior space on both cars is about the...

The interior space on both cars is about the same. The great thing about both cars is that the have a fold down rear seat which really gives you more room. You have to remember here that the G Coupe...
05-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,769
Posted By steelgrey

You know i really don't understand this. Open my...

You know i really don't understand this. Open my wallet...for what?? As far as designing cars...I retired in 2002 so I have no interest...I get paid for doing nothing and that works for me.

In...
05-17-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By steelgrey

You're so bright I'm in awwwwww...what a...

You're so bright I'm in awwwwww...what a wonderful place the web is...you can be anything you want to be even if you're not and nobody will ever know!
05-17-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,769
Posted By steelgrey

You're right Hype...thanks for the advice. It's...

You're right Hype...thanks for the advice. It's just a matter of those that can do and those than can't become professional forum criticer's.
05-17-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By steelgrey

Yes...the E is 10.1 inches wider from the specs...

Yes...the E is 10.1 inches wider from the specs pages on MBUSA. I had suggested that the OP move this to the C207 forum in the hopes that we could avoid another one of K-A's bombastic useless...
05-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,769
Posted By steelgrey

It's very surprising to me that someone with such...

It's very surprising to me that someone with such a strong eye for design can't translate it into reality either by drawing or a simple CAD/CAM computer program. You mean that you can't pick up a...
05-16-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,005
Posted By steelgrey

It's great to see you guy's so enthusiastic about...

It's great to see you guy's so enthusiastic about moding the Coupe. I personnaly feel that even in stock form the E makes the Audi's and the BMW 5 series look dated and boxy. The Bimmer crowd...
05-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By steelgrey

According to the the specs on MBUSA the E Coupe...

According to the the specs on MBUSA the E Coupe is 10.1 inches wider, 4.3 inches longer and the C is only 70 lbs lighter. The E Coupe is a much more elegant looking car with no B pillars and a...
05-13-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,275
Posted By steelgrey

Sorry about the G37 it would definitely have...

Sorry about the G37 it would definitely have given you more edgy performance. Give the Benz a chance though. It may surprise you. The Benz actually starts out in second gear normally so don't...
05-08-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,275
Posted By steelgrey

Sorry, I purchased the coupe in 2002 it is a 2003...

Sorry, I purchased the coupe in 2002 it is a 2003 which was the first model year for the G35 Coupe not 2004.
05-08-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,275
Posted By steelgrey

I own a 2010 E Coupe and also a 2003 Infiniti G35...

I own a 2010 E Coupe and also a 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe. They are very different cars. If you are looking for performance the G37 has 328 HP while the E has 268. As mentioned above underneath the...
05-03-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By steelgrey

I bought the basic rack set for 325.60 online....

I bought the basic rack set for 325.60 online. Too bad your's weren't for sale 3 weeks ago.
05-01-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,232
Posted By steelgrey

Keeping your paint in perfect condition does not...

Keeping your paint in perfect condition does not have to be a full time job. The most important part of the equation is knowledge. If you take the time to learn the proper techniques and the do's and...
04-19-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,655
Posted By steelgrey

I don't know where you can find them...but I hope...

I don't know where you can find them...but I hope you can. Those are great looking wheels. Just a though...the MB centers on the boxed wheel indicates to me they may be a Mercedes optional wheel.
04-19-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,785
Posted By steelgrey

This is just my opinion and as such is worth...

This is just my opinion and as such is worth about two cents....but the I prefer the look of the 19's.
04-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By steelgrey

I do not understand why anyone would want to...

I do not understand why anyone would want to order the sport model with the large emblem in the grill and then still want to add the stand up star on the hood. The luxury version is very much in...
04-12-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,459
Posted By steelgrey

In my opinion you just can't beat the looks of...

In my opinion you just can't beat the looks of the E Coupe. The BMW even with the gaping mouth and vents of the M sport package just looks bland. Also, all the BMWs from the 1 series to the 7 series...
04-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,870
Posted By steelgrey

Nobody's hating just expressing our opinions.

Nobody's hating just expressing our opinions.
04-04-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,870
Posted By steelgrey

Sorry, but slammed is more appropriate for...

Sorry, but slammed is more appropriate for japanese imports. The high school kids in my area are running around in old Hondas with a stance like that and the wheels are horrible.
03-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,299
Posted By steelgrey

Mercedes Benz uses PPG's CeramiClear clearcoat...

Mercedes Benz uses PPG's CeramiClear clearcoat although it is very hard and very shiny it is also 2 mls thick. Unfortunately using an aggressive swirl removal process like Rubbing Compound would...
03-21-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By steelgrey

OEM Roof Rack

I'm trying to get a jump start on spring. Now I do not own a w212 I own a C207...which I personally still believe is a legitimate Mercedes Benz E Class.

I'm looking for someone that has purchased...
03-07-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,005
Posted By steelgrey

I had the same question about rubbing. The tires...

I had the same question about rubbing. The tires look very close to the lip of the fenders.
02-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,998
Posted By steelgrey

G2 now has custom colors available. You can get...

G2 now has custom colors available. You can get any color you want. I believe the price is $99.00 for the kit which includes a brush and a can of brake cleaner.
02-08-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,959
Posted By steelgrey

1957 Triumph TR3 purchased in 1963 when I turned...

1957 Triumph TR3 purchased in 1963 when I turned 16. Only kid in my school with a British sports car. This was the beginning of a love of 2 seater sports cars. I've had one for 49 years now....
01-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By steelgrey

A message from the president...!

As president of the NO black wheels causcus...I would to all of you who are hanging on to that police cruiser look...black wheels. Please...please take a look at the black wheels with polished faces....
01-26-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,119
Posted By steelgrey

Don't get me wrong here...I absolutely love the...

Don't get me wrong here...I absolutely love the MB Nano tech. I have a black E350 coupe and you can get a remarkable shine that feels like glass.

I have been detailing for 10 years now (Black...
01-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,119
Posted By steelgrey

There is only one major problem with the new Nano...

There is only one major problem with the new Nano technology. Yes it is very hard but, it is also very thin. If you would take a rotary buffer with a cutting pad to this paint...you could very...
01-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,219
Posted By steelgrey

Definatly polished spokes. I know all black is...

Definatly polished spokes. I know all black is popular but, every highschooler in my area is driving slammed Hondas with black wheels. The polished spokes really highlight the style of th wheel. The...
01-15-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,020
Posted By steelgrey

Thats because it's a cheaper car. Boy that's hard...

Thats because it's a cheaper car. Boy that's hard to understand!!!
01-15-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

You are such an ass!!!

You are such an ass!!!
01-14-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Thanks Guy....that is all I'm saying. Move on K-A...

Thanks Guy....that is all I'm saying. Move on K-A please!!!
01-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,020
Posted By steelgrey

Damn...what is this guy saying? What an ass!! Go...

Damn...what is this guy saying? What an ass!! Go ahead and use the ignore function.

Do you ever read your past posts??? I thought not!!
01-14-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

I did post photos of my second and third cars in...

I did post photos of my second and third cars in this thread. Both in the garage at the moment. Begin at the beginning before you jumped in.
01-14-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,020
Posted By steelgrey

Just one small problem it is not an M!!! Little...

Just one small problem it is not an M!!! Little bits of M parts...Kinda like the AMG pieces...wait exactly like the W212 with AMG pieces. K-A's car is not an M5. Just another poser!
01-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

I would never Pee on Hypes leg...He is a man who...

I would never Pee on Hypes leg...He is a man who lives his passion. Oh yea he doesn't live that passion on leases. He BUYS!!! them. Let's see K-A your the guy that leases and to keep the price...
01-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,020
Posted By steelgrey

Not going to take the bait...Bye..Bye!

Not going to take the bait...Bye..Bye!
01-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Here we go with another K-A thread jack. You did...

Here we go with another K-A thread jack. You did read the part about W212 owners only. Yes...my little boy that was directed at you. At least I know that your significant other is Petee. Have fun...
01-14-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,219
Posted By steelgrey

Yuk that's gruesome!!! Good Luck...but polished...

Yuk that's gruesome!!! Good Luck...but polished spoke surfaces for the win!!! Of course that's only my opinion which is worth less than a can of Plastidip!
01-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Actually my mother died two years ago at the age...

Actually my mother died two years ago at the age of 89!! KKK little girl...I'm actually 66 so little girl is not appropriate...maybe old dude would work. I've just been reading this forum for a...
01-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Come on Petee...K-A now ownes a Bimmer. It's time...

Come on Petee...K-A now ownes a Bimmer. It's time for him to move on. The only reason he is still posting here is because the bimmer forum find his flowerly elocution...boooring! Please K-A just...
01-14-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,219
Posted By steelgrey

Car looks mean as hell!!! Now just polish the...

Car looks mean as hell!!! Now just polish the face of the spokes to match the rim. I am president of "Hate Blacked Out Wheels"!!! I'm also a member of the Infiniti G35 forum and the first mod every...
01-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By steelgrey

Well, I would never question Mario Andretti. I...

Well, I would never question Mario Andretti. I have the utmost respect for that man. I'm a fellow Pennsylvanian!!

But you must admit...it does sorta fit Hypes personna!
01-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By steelgrey

I'm telling you....the girl in your sig....would...

I'm telling you....the girl in your sig....would go for a sharp dressed man. Ahhh...excuse me ZZ Top flashback. A VIPER!!!
01-14-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By steelgrey

Hype will you stop screwing around!!!

The answer to all your dreams is......VIPER!!! Stop screwing around with twin turbos!!!
01-14-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Actually your car decisions mean nothing to me. I...

Actually your car decisions mean nothing to me. I would have thought that your W212 was long gone. Yet you hang around on the W212 forum. I was actually complementing Hype on his choice of cars. He...
01-13-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Hype...!!! When you decide to unload this...

Hype...!!!

When you decide to unload this in 2 weeks....PM me I'm interested!!! No wonder K-A left this site...you stole his thunder! Let's see a 2007 911 twin turbo orrrrr...a 535i with M...
01-13-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,814
Posted By steelgrey

Can a C207 get in on this....I own the baby...

Can a C207 get in on this....I own the baby brother of your 300ZX...other than the sheet metal the G35 is identical to the 350Z. Mine just turned 10 in December. 2003 Model 22,000 miles. The 1990...
01-11-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By steelgrey

This is a very small issue but, the following...

This is a very small issue but, the following quote is from an article on CarFax explaining Unibody versus Frame.
"A frame or unibody provides a vehicle with structural strength. It is also used for...
01-10-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,800
Posted By steelgrey

If your talking about the thin chrome strips that...

If your talking about the thin chrome strips that run along the lower sides they can be removed just like the emblems. There are mounted with adhesive. If your talking about the trim around the side...
01-10-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By steelgrey

The difference between the round fog lights and...

The difference between the round fog lights and the LED lights has nothing to do with model year. It has to do with option packages. While it is true that the E coupe is built on the C chassis it is...
01-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By steelgrey

I'm really glad to see that MB did not dump the...

I'm really glad to see that MB did not dump the ponton flairs on the rear fenders like they did on the sedan. I also prefer the coupe headlights to the ones I've seen in the sedan photos but, like...
01-03-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,891
Posted By steelgrey

This is just my opinion but, I think blacked out...

This is just my opinion but, I think blacked out wheels make your car look like a taxi/police car. Since your going to leave some chrome I personally think a wheel that's black but highlighted with...
01-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By steelgrey

Updated Official Photos New Coupe/Cabrio

This link is thanks to AshleyAlissa who posted this in the W212 forum. http://www.emercedesbenz.com/autos/m...-coupe-photos/...
12-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,531
Posted By steelgrey

I wouldn't place any bets on that one. He has...

I wouldn't place any bets on that one. He has also sung the praises of the Panamera, the new 911, and the BMW 6 Series Coupe. I'm betting on seeing him in a 2014 E350 sedan. White with a black vinyl...
11-24-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By steelgrey

My best guess would be tire noise. I have P Zero...

My best guess would be tire noise. I have P Zero Nero's on my E350 and they are noisy. I Have read complaints about other OEM tires also. Try a search!
10-25-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,358
Posted By steelgrey

I had a similar problem with my E350 Coupe....

I had a similar problem with my E350 Coupe. Battery failure, had to be replaced...used the method problem solved!!!!
09-17-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,550
Posted By steelgrey

K-A i mentioned this before and you didn't seem...

K-A i mentioned this before and you didn't seem to reply. If you truely love the CLS 550 or the CL you are in the meca for fine quality seat/leather work. It would be very easy for a pro to lower the...
09-15-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 28,155
Posted By steelgrey

Sorry Hype....I owe you an apology. Just one of...

Sorry Hype....I owe you an apology. Just one of those things that initially strikes you wrong...but after more thought it's just a music video.
09-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By steelgrey

If it were not for Mercedes building the E Coupe...

If it were not for Mercedes building the E Coupe there is no way I would be driving a Mercedes. I'm a coupe guy through and through (my last favorite car was a Cadillac Eldorado and I also own an...
09-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 28,155
Posted By steelgrey

I don't wish to offend you but the blacked out...

I don't wish to offend you but the blacked out (murdered look) is dead and far more appropriate for a Honda Civic slammed on 20's, rolled fenders and max camber. Give it up... high school kids drive...
08-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,027
Posted By steelgrey

Let's make this easy and save a lot of...

Let's make this easy and save a lot of time...everything you've always wanted to know about leather vs MBTex!! Talk to me about MB-Tex...
08-24-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By steelgrey

Tire Noise

I have a 2010 Coupe with a little over 18,000 miles on it. Lately I've been noticing what i suspect is tire noise. I have the OE P Zero Nero's all season tires. Is anyone else running these tires...
08-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,677
Posted By steelgrey

alanme123 I have watched guys doing wraps on tv....

alanme123 I have watched guys doing wraps on tv. It is really an art form and the guys who do it professionally are very skilled at it. That is why they charge so much. It also requires a lot of time...
08-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,952
Posted By steelgrey

Maybe K-A you need to take a page from the tall...

Maybe K-A you need to take a page from the tall Miata owners playbook (I also own a Miata). Have the seat modified. It may require some lose of adjustability and plushness but can provide the...
08-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By steelgrey

Just because you consider them bread and butter...

Just because you consider them bread and butter is no reason not to have the shiniest Benz in the parking lot. Detailing can be and for me is a very satisfying hobby. Although I will admit I'm...
08-06-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,286
Posted By steelgrey

In my opinion the pluses of the ponton fenders...

In my opinion the pluses of the ponton fenders outway the disadvantages. The pontoon line sweeps over the wheel well and then to the bottom of the car where it goes forward and down. Their is also a...
08-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By steelgrey

WEBSRFR is correct it's best to avoid damage as...

WEBSRFR is correct it's best to avoid damage as much as possible. Nothing short of a clear bra on the front, hood and mirror covers will prevent stone chips and scratches. Wax and sealants do offer...
08-06-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,286
Posted By steelgrey

Let me see if I get this right K-A. Your saying...

Let me see if I get this right K-A. Your saying that the horizontal line running from front to back on the BMW gives it a sleaker appearance than the E Coupe with it's ponton fenders. Let's let the...
08-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By steelgrey

As far as dents go as long as the paint is not...

As far as dents go as long as the paint is not damaged. Paintless dent repair is the way to go. A good dent guy can perform miracles. I had some dents on another car repaired by one of these guys and...
08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,432
Posted By steelgrey

OK...I'll give you an opinion but you're not...

OK...I'll give you an opinion but you're not going to like it. I do not like pure black wheels...it reminds me of a police cruiser. Also, you spend a lot of money on wheels and with a black wheel the...
08-04-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,481
Posted By steelgrey

How about a car cover. I keep my car in the...

How about a car cover. I keep my car in the garage but, if for some reason I have to leave it out I cover it. Cheaper than replacing antennas.
08-02-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By steelgrey

Petee1997...I think the the coupe may surprise...

Petee1997...I think the the coupe may surprise you. Not sure if the 4Matics have the comfort and sport settings but, if they do and after it's broken in. Take it out on some twisty roads and throw it...
08-01-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,316
Posted By steelgrey

To me you absolutely cannot beat the looks of the...

To me you absolutely cannot beat the looks of the E Coupe. The sweeping pillarless roofline the pontoon fenders and the long hood coupled with the short rear deck make for a very sexy looking car....
07-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By steelgrey

It also depends on how the car is cleaned before...

It also depends on how the car is cleaned before you pick it up. Most people on this site will agree that dealer washes are to be avoided.
07-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,063
Posted By steelgrey

K-A before waxing I would use a paint cleaner....

K-A before waxing I would use a paint cleaner. Klasse All in one is a well known product and has a loyal following. It's a wipe on wipe off product so it doesn't require the effort of claying. For...
07-20-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,943
Posted By steelgrey

I have seen a lot of calipers that have been...

I have seen a lot of calipers that have been powdercoated....and they look really good. From everything I have read powdercoating seems to hold up better than painting. Don't have any experience...
06-25-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,856
Posted By steelgrey

I had the battery die in my 2010 E coupe (2 yrs...

I had the battery die in my 2010 E coupe (2 yrs old in May). Took it to the dealer...battery was faulty and would not hold a charge. Battery was replaced under warranty. As mentioned above just call...
06-24-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,097
Posted By steelgrey

I have a 2010 which has MBTex. I also have the 14...

I have a 2010 which has MBTex. I also have the 14 way adjustable seats with heat and ventilation. I find them to be a little too hard. I thinking it may have something to do with the adjustability,...
06-23-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,232
Posted By steelgrey

I have a 2010 E Coupe which is a black C040.

I have a 2010 E Coupe which is a black C040.
06-23-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,232
Posted By steelgrey

I'm afraid that you will not be able to remove...

I'm afraid that you will not be able to remove buffer induced swirl marks by hand. Your best bet is to find another detailer that has experience with the ceramic paint used on Mercedes Benz cars. It...
06-11-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

I proudly remember that day. I was in the dayroom...

I proudly remember that day. I was in the dayroom at Naha Air Force base Okinawa. All watching with wonder. It was the only TV we had.
06-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

Not that it really matters. The Saturn 5 was...

Not that it really matters. The Saturn 5 was unmanned...the Saturn 7 was indeed the craft that carried those brave idiots (I mean that with the greatest of respect) to the moon. Dr Haussermann...
06-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

This is really funny...I haven't been online for...

This is really funny...I haven't been online for a while. Missed the whole thing. Is Douchenozzle a German word? I'm embarressed. My grandfather was Dr. Haussermann a member of Werner Von Brauns...
06-01-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

Are you for real...holistic feel!!! You're in to...

Are you for real...holistic feel!!! You're in to what you can lease for cheap. You are full of yourself and crap. I just love your in depth design analysis. I've been a design professional for 34...
05-31-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By steelgrey

Fine...dump your MB and buy something else. How...

Fine...dump your MB and buy something else. How about an Audi or BMW...no wait I think A Hyundai would suit your needs. Great cars and cheap...Perfection!!!
05-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

The XTS will also be offered in 4 wheel drive.

The XTS will also be offered in 4 wheel drive.
05-30-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By steelgrey

This time K-A i agree with you. Number one in my...

This time K-A i agree with you. Number one in my opinion is the pontoon fenders. The MB coupes and sedans that the E Class inherited the pontoon fenders from were some of the most elegant looking...
05-30-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,477
Posted By steelgrey

I mean in the sense of those 90's Caddy's, where...

I mean in the sense of those 90's Caddy's, where it literally looks like it's "supposed to look like what you'd expect an 'old persons' stereotypical car to look like".

K-A...I would assume that...
05-29-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,680
Posted By steelgrey

Just checked Tire Rack. They have Centric,...

Just checked Tire Rack. They have Centric, StopTech, and two models of Akebono ceramics listed for the E550 Sedan. They do not give you the option of selecting the sport model. Might be worth a call!!
05-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 39,126
Posted By steelgrey

Spinny...I for one would like to hear how things...

Spinny...I for one would like to hear how things are going with your car. I know that you've received unfair criticism from some forum members. I'm quite sure that if the exact same thing happened to...
05-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,978
Posted By steelgrey

Congratulations! I really like the red that...

Congratulations! I really like the red that Mercedes uses. I'm not a fan of the bright red used by BMW, Infiniti.
05-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 39,126
Posted By steelgrey

The authorized fix for the TSB was engine...

The authorized fix for the TSB was engine replacement. I do not believe that a Mercedes Benz Dealer would ever bore a block. I would doubt that they even have the equipment necessary. It would be...
05-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 39,126
Posted By steelgrey

Sorry Spinny, I missed that. So what are you...

Sorry Spinny, I missed that. So what are you going to do?
05-24-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 39,126
Posted By steelgrey

The wrist pins hold the piston to the connecting...

The wrist pins hold the piston to the connecting rod. If they came lose or for some reason were defective it would cause noise but would not necessarily damage the cylinder walls. Since they only...
05-23-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelgrey

Mercedes Benz of Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama.

Mercedes Benz of Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama.
05-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelgrey

i took my Coupe in for service today and just out...

i took my Coupe in for service today and just out of curiosity I went to the parts department and ask the parts guy if I couls order a spoiler for my 2012 E Coupe. After running it through the...
05-22-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelgrey

Thanks Duane for this info. I was 99.9% sure that...

Thanks Duane for this info. I was 99.9% sure that the part was still available. Between this forum and the W212 forum there are hundreds of owners with the factory spoilers installed and I have never...
05-20-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By steelgrey

I had some major dents in my 2003 G35 Coupe and...

I had some major dents in my 2003 G35 Coupe and took it to a Paintless Repair guy. They can perform miracles. I even had a sharp crease in the fender near my headlight and he totally removed it. Not...
05-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelgrey

Your post clearly states that you paid $600 for...

Your post clearly states that you paid $600 for the damn thing that fell off meaning the deck lid spoiler. Did your roof spoiler fall off too? Sorry, but in my opinion your post was meant to be...
05-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelgrey

By reading your other posts on the spoiler....

By reading your other posts on the spoiler. Respondents have already explained to you that the spoiler has nothing to do with build quality...that it is added at the port and that it is only...
05-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,631
Posted By steelgrey

I assume that everyone is aware that Infiniti and...

I assume that everyone is aware that Infiniti and Mercedes have signed an agreemant to share technology and platforms/engines. This very well could be a Mercedes technology. Remember the JX is an SUV...
05-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,841
Posted By steelgrey

As someone who is getting very close to those...

As someone who is getting very close to those Bucket List years my E350 Coupe was a Bucket List purchase. I had never owned a Mercedes. Prior to going with MB I went through a buy American only...
05-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By steelgrey

Do a search on sprintbooster this subject has...

Do a search on sprintbooster this subject has been discussed in depth. There are numerous posts. The short answer is yes!
05-12-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,079
Posted By steelgrey

Although this photo is a little exaggerated This...

Although this photo is a little exaggerated This cover (Rim Brim) really is handy to keep your tire shine products off your wheels. I use Meguiars Endurance. You can control the amount of shine by...
05-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By steelgrey

Unfortunately there is not much you can do after...

Unfortunately there is not much you can do after the wheels have been scratched except have then refinished/repaired. For future reference there are two ways to avoid scratches. Alot of wheel...
05-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,841
Posted By steelgrey

I would say Mercedes Benz when only the best will...

I would say Mercedes Benz when only the best will do. Think I read that somewhere...oh ya it's on the sleve of my sweatshirt.
05-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 39,126
Posted By steelgrey

The Infiniti (Nissan) G35 Coupe 2005 to 2007 6MT...

The Infiniti (Nissan) G35 Coupe 2005 to 2007 6MT VQ35 HR engines suffer from oil consumption issues (bad rings) I have read of numerous engines that had to be replaced. Replacing the entire engine is...
05-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,081
Posted By steelgrey

MB All Season Mats

Here's a pic of the All Seasons they really aren't that bad. You can get them online at Mercedes Parts Center for $62.70.
05-09-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,081
Posted By steelgrey

Mercedes actually makes some pretty decent rubber...

Mercedes actually makes some pretty decent rubber mats with the MB logo on the sides. They are really a very practical way to keep your carpeted mats clean for good weather use. I bought them with...
04-14-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

Really like those wheels. RNBRAD look great with...

Really like those wheels. RNBRAD look great with the black. Oh, the benifits of the Fed retirement system. Unlimented benefits until you die. I was just lucky enough not to get killed in Viet Nam. Ok...
04-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

So here's my pair of beauty's.

So here's my pair of beauty's.
04-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

You started all this...These guy's have never...

You started all this...These guy's have never driven a G coupe. I own a Dec 2002 coupe with a SprintBooster. If you don't have a SB get one. There are tons of threads on here about satisfied...
04-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

Well maybe for you old guys...we youger guy's...

Well maybe for you old guys...we youger guy's that retired 10 years ago (55) like something a little sportier!!! Besides I just wanted to show the photo. Pretty shiny huh?
04-12-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

This is KA cute little car...So small It's not...

This is KA cute little car...So small It's not really hot looking like a Sedan...so elegant those sedans.!!!
04-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,374
Posted By steelgrey

Now you've done it again!!! It's the old C class...

Now you've done it again!!! It's the old C class chassis on the coupe. You do know that the E sedan is nothing but a stretched C class. I just can't believe that you think the sedan is more...
04-04-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By steelgrey

1991 300sl...Help Me!!!

Just found a 1991 300sl. It is very clean inside and out. Haven't seen the soft top but it's supposed to be new. Haven't driven it yet but, started it upo and it ran well. Used car lot asking $6,400....
04-02-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,009
Posted By steelgrey

I have the wood steering wheel and shift knob on...

I have the wood steering wheel and shift knob on my E350. I think it really compliments the rest of the wood on the dash and console. However, there are a lot of people that prefer the flat bottom...
04-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,706
Posted By steelgrey

I have what may be a stupid question but, your...

I have what may be a stupid question but, your wrap is going to get scratched. There is just no way it can't. How do you maintain that flat look? To me there is no way to remove any defects,...
03-30-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,490
Posted By steelgrey

Bravo for not running black wheels. Your wheels...

Bravo for not running black wheels. Your wheels look great. With the Gunmetal you can actually make out an appreciate the style of the wheels. I know all you black wheel lovers will disagree but I...
03-30-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,623
Posted By steelgrey

The yearly oil change recommendation is not an MB...

The yearly oil change recommendation is not an MB thing. It's a generally accepted industry recommendation. Oil sitting in the oil pan of your vehicle is not like oil sitting in a sealed container....
03-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,623
Posted By steelgrey

The Mercedes dealer here in North Alabama has...

The Mercedes dealer here in North Alabama has Enterprise Rental Car loaners. The standard is C class sedans. You make your service appointment, drop off your car and pick up the loaner. The...
03-24-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,438
Posted By steelgrey

Kinda makes you wonder whether this is pure...

Kinda makes you wonder whether this is pure fiction since they mention that the use of carbon fiber allows for the removal of the B pillar. Considering the fact that the coupe already has no B...
03-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,741
Posted By steelgrey

I agree with pretty much everything you've said...

I agree with pretty much everything you've said ImInPa. I'm not sure what you you use to clean your pads for the Flex but I have found that DP pad cleaner works great. It exceded my expectations....
03-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,741
Posted By steelgrey

DP makes a product specifically for washing...

DP makes a product specifically for washing microfiber towels. Microfiber tends to trap and retain the products used with them. I have had product still in the microfiber even after washing with...
03-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,741
Posted By steelgrey

Alcohol is used to remove any products you used...

Alcohol is used to remove any products you used to do paint correction and to make sure the paint is perfectly clean. Deailers will then do a final paint inspection with halogen and or flourscent...
03-17-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By steelgrey

I personally prefer a sealant. I mentioned this...

I personally prefer a sealant. I mentioned this in your other thread and BenzBee has mentiond it again. You need to go to www.autopia.org (http://www.autopia.org) and read, read, read. From the types...
03-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,741
Posted By steelgrey

You forgot to add shaken not stirred and would...

You forgot to add shaken not stirred and would that be with one olive or two. Sorry couldn't resist!!!
03-16-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,035
Posted By steelgrey

Only criticising their customer service. You are...

Only criticising their customer service. You are correct. I haven't purchased any of their products so have no idea of their quality. I find it unusual though that I could not find an address...
03-15-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,398
Posted By steelgrey

I don't know what you did to anger the MB Gods...

I don't know what you did to anger the MB Gods but....I wouldn't do it again. Sorry to hear about your problems. The rotors were bad enough but the Airmatic compressor is too much.
03-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,741
Posted By steelgrey

You need to join www.Autopia.org...

You need to join www.Autopia.org (http://www.Autopia.org) it is a detailers forum. Members include hobbiests as well as pros. You will find answers to all the questions as well as recommendations on...
03-12-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,035
Posted By steelgrey

Just out of curiosity took a look at JBSPEED's...

Just out of curiosity took a look at JBSPEED's threads. There is not a single post from a customer...pro or con. That really strikes me as strange. Post sfter post of "Thank you for your order!"...
03-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 53,472
Posted By steelgrey

I'm just a little curious about the legality of...

I'm just a little curious about the legality of not having red brake lights. Unless the leds light red???
03-05-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By steelgrey

I'm happy to hear that. The Infiniti G35 Coupes...

I'm happy to hear that. The Infiniti G35 Coupes have had the same feature since 2003 on the front windows (no rear windows) and there have been numerous posts about window motors failing. I have a...
03-05-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By steelgrey

Because there are no B pillars. It allows the...

Because there are no B pillars. It allows the windows to fit snugly without banging them together or in the case of the front window into the roof molding. It provides for a tight seal and smoother...
03-04-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,335
Posted By steelgrey

On no!!! For once I totally agree with you.

On no!!! For once I totally agree with you.
03-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,361
Posted By steelgrey

Also, Steelgrey, I have a bunch of Microfibers in...

Also, Steelgrey, I have a bunch of Microfibers in the car, but I love the chamois. Very diverse, and I keep them soaked in the trunk, and they come in MAJOR handy when I need to get something off the...
03-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,335
Posted By steelgrey

Think maybe it's time to get back to the subject...

Think maybe it's time to get back to the subject of this thread. To me politics just aren't appropriate on this forum. My .02!!!
03-04-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,394
Posted By steelgrey

I own a 2010 and didn't know that the 2012's...

I own a 2010 and didn't know that the 2012's don't have Dipsticks. That's just wrong. I've been checking my oil with a Dipstick for 48 years. Maybe we can petition MB to bring back the Dipstick.
03-04-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By steelgrey

I know what you mean. I never like the techs to...

I know what you mean. I never like the techs to remove any inner panels but, it seems to be absolutely necessary in all the resolutions of this problem in the coupe forum. I had my car in four times...
03-03-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,361
Posted By steelgrey

Also, dragging dirt across is an obvious...

Also, dragging dirt across is an obvious downside, however, you technically do that when you drag your mitt/washcloth/etc. against the dirt when you wash the car.

Well, K-A that is why you use...
03-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,892
Posted By steelgrey

Unfortunately you're on the wrong forum. You need...

Unfortunately you're on the wrong forum. You need to go to the C207 Coupe forum. But, to answer your question yes there is a difference. The 550 comes with the AMG sports frontend, sideskirts and...
03-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By steelgrey

There are a couple of threads on the C207 forums...

There are a couple of threads on the C207 forums about Sirius Problems. I had a problem with mine which the dealer supposedly did resets and the like. The problem was not with Sirius or ant software...
02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,335
Posted By steelgrey

Come on it's the BMW 6 series just remove the...

Come on it's the BMW 6 series just remove the center pinched section of the grill. It's got the body line ending in the chrome piece in the front fender. Same lower grill shape. Same hood shape. Same...
02-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,335
Posted By steelgrey

I'm sorry but I do not concur with your statement...

I'm sorry but I do not concur with your statement "It's report is real" J.D. Powers statistics are gathered from owner survey's. They are not determined by a panel of non-biased experts. As a member...
02-24-2012, 11:13 PM
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Views: 2,663
Posted By steelgrey

Why do you think the Hyundai Genesis is number...

Why do you think the Hyundai Genesis is number one. Let's see...I bought a cheap copy of a more expensive car that has great looks, a tradition seeped in automotive history, and an euthusiastic owner...
02-24-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,663
Posted By steelgrey

Well, what I was saying in my post above is that...

Well, what I was saying in my post above is that this report is totally meaningless. As stated above by rjm "The study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of...
02-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,663
Posted By steelgrey

Just for the record J.D. Powers ratings are based...

Just for the record J.D. Powers ratings are based on owners responses to questionnaires. They mailed out 31,000 questionnaires in total. That would be on 32 tested models. Which means their results...
02-20-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,291
Posted By steelgrey

You Know, you really should post this in the C207...

You Know, you really should post this in the C207 Coupe Forum. I think you will get significantly different responses from Coupe owners. I find the E coupe to be far more elegant than the A5. The...
02-18-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,979
Posted By steelgrey

You forgot the white tinted windows!!!

You forgot the white tinted windows!!!
02-17-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,660
Posted By steelgrey

I understand that you had a smaller pool of...

I understand that you had a smaller pool of vehicles since you were buying used but, the E350 coupes are available with Adaptive Xenons, Leds keyless go, AMG wheels and multicontour 14 way adjustable...
02-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,660
Posted By steelgrey

dsayed you said it perfectly... I drove the...

dsayed you said it perfectly...
I drove the E550 sedan, E350 coupe and E550 coupe. The E550 sedan was lovely but I really wanted the streamlined look of the A7, S5 and E-class coupes.

I'll bet...
02-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,660
Posted By steelgrey

You will get this crap from KA every time the E...

You will get this crap from KA every time the E Coupe is mentioned. This is probably the 400th time KA has told us about the C chassis. For the record I read the E sedan chassis is based off the C...
02-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By steelgrey

Try getting back on the throttle hard and quickly...

Try getting back on the throttle hard and quickly after tapping the paddle. If you time it just right it shifts much more quickly. I'm gonna mention Sprint Booster here only because I have one on...
02-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,602
Posted By steelgrey

You know this is really a valid question and I...

You know this is really a valid question and I for one would appreciate a serious answer. I doubt if any of you have used the jack provided with the car but, it really is unusual as jacks go. I used...
02-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,841
Posted By steelgrey

I know styling is subjective but, it's certainly...

I know styling is subjective but, it's certainly not to my tastes. They took a StarWars front end and stuck it on a very plain, mundane sedan. The front end styling is just way overdone. I realize...
02-10-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By steelgrey

To the best of my knowledge no. If you were using...

To the best of my knowledge no. If you were using a dry pad it would be possible but, you have two sources of lubrication between the pad and your paint. First the pad conditioner (you can use water...
02-09-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By steelgrey

Normally in order to show the clarity of the...

Normally in order to show the clarity of the finish they photograph the reflection of a Halogen light on the finish. This is the reflection on the hood of my May 2010 Black E. The picture may not be...
02-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By steelgrey

If there is absolutely no micro marring I just...

If there is absolutely no micro marring I just give the car a wipe down with quick detailer. After it's been washed and dried. If after a few washings I'm starting to see some micro marring. I get...
02-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By steelgrey

I highly recommend going to www.Autopia.org...

I highly recommend going to www.Autopia.org (http://www.Autopia.org) and read, read, read. There is a wealth of knowledge there. Really everything you will need to know to get started. The real key...
02-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,707
Posted By steelgrey

K-A check post #9 this thread.

K-A check post #9 this thread.
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