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07-25-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,408
Posted By cays

I've seen a number of charts that indicate the...

I've seen a number of charts that indicate the opposite also, as you are suggesting, a 5W-xx is about 3% better than a 0W-xx in that regard whether a 30 or a 40.
07-15-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,936
Posted By cays

One last thought about MoS 2 is that I was...

One last thought about MoS 2 is that I was hoping/expecting it to work well for the bearings. So far, in two cars using MoS 2 for a while now the highest reading of the copper-lead-tin bearing trio...
07-15-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,936
Posted By cays

Probably both. All I know is a hard 200 mile run...

Probably both. All I know is a hard 200 mile run with lots of over-5k revs driving = 1/2 qt of M1 consumption. City puttering around and it's one qt every 1.5k miles. Still, there's a huge difference...
07-15-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,936
Posted By cays

Could be that, but I had lots of posting issues...

Could be that, but I had lots of posting issues with my original account, like not being able to post a new thread at all because of not recognizing any text at all (multiple paragraphs would still...
07-15-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,936
Posted By cays

Yeah, one more change and I'm done with M1. Using...

Yeah, one more change and I'm done with M1. Using Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 my consumption was 1/2 quart per 4k miles over 5 Motul oil changes, so WAY lower. I still have 20 qts of Motul in the garage....
07-15-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,936
Posted By cays

Posting acting up for me new reply below.

Posting acting up for me new reply below.
07-14-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By cays

http://www.mackin-ind.com/portfolio/mevius-lug-bol...

http://www.mackin-ind.com/portfolio/mevius-lug-bolt/
07-12-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,038
Posted By cays

Um, I looked at extended warranties in a business...

Um, I looked at extended warranties in a business school case. I'm no actuary but IIRC looking at frequency and severity of an unexpected design defect the warranty benefit payout might be 5X...
07-01-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By cays

Since you're still deciding i'll throw this in...

Since you're still deciding i'll throw this in the mix. One of the major mfrs (either East Penn or Johnson Controls) specs their G49 AGM at a weight of 58lbs, with a Reserve Capacity (minutes) of...
06-30-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By cays

The extra year of free replacement makes the...

The extra year of free replacement makes the Bosch a no-brainer for $10 more.
06-23-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,430
Posted By cays

Heat will kill a battery. Change it out with a...

Heat will kill a battery. Change it out with a fresh AGM and see what happens.
06-20-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By cays

Well a friend was working his way through some...

Well a friend was working his way through some bolt-ons for his P31 Development Package and dynoing each step of the way. He saw +5hp on 2 runs (Dyno Dynamics, HUGE fans) with the ROW boxes vs...
05-02-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By cays

IIRC Varta is OEM supplier (Varta mfr is Johnson...

IIRC Varta is OEM supplier (Varta mfr is Johnson Controls). So any JC AGM battery is most likely identical to OEM but literally any AGM battery of the specified group size would work fine, so you got...
04-28-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By cays

I have forged monoblocks on the car right now, so...

I have forged monoblocks on the car right now, so no longer the OE wheels. That being said, I count about 5.6 turns up front to remove a 27mm thread length ball seat lug bolt from a fully tightened...
04-16-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By cays

Not to keep a dead thread alive for no reason but...

Not to keep a dead thread alive for no reason but I have seen the Benzworks headers in person. They are very nice. If one is local to the area it's a no-brainer to check them out.
04-08-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By cays

The following are the some avg tested values I've...

The following are the some avg tested values I've observed that put the M1 in a different and better category. The swing between tests like the OP's and these is significant IMO. I think the tested...
04-08-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By cays

IMO no issues with your wear metals but a VERY...

IMO no issues with your wear metals but a VERY lackluster showing from the M1 overall. This is in keeping with the published UOA's in recent years over a variety of vehicles - sometimes the...
04-06-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By cays

(A useful FYI from BobIsTheOilGuy forums). "It...

(A useful FYI from BobIsTheOilGuy forums). "It takes some amount of heat & pressure cycles to activate the anti-wear additives in the oil. The amount of wear has been quantified via radionuclide...
04-06-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,489
Posted By cays

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2011-Me...VV8by2&vxp=...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2011-Me...VV8by2&vxp=mtr

IMO avoid fiberglass like the plague.
04-06-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By cays

^ The rule of thumb is that it takes up to 3k...

^ The rule of thumb is that it takes up to 3k miles to fully activate the anti-wear additives in motor oil. Consequently engine wear is highest immediately following an oil change and declines as a...
04-06-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By cays

Your tech put in exactly the desired amount of...

Your tech put in exactly the desired amount of oil IMO. And before you do another short OCI you might check this out and make up your own mind. (I've seen other tests that corroborate these...
03-29-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,241
Posted By cays

Will the address list from memory be lost in the...

Will the address list from memory be lost in the navi?
03-27-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,448
Posted By cays

Ah, I see. I'd live chat with Snap-on on Mon and...

Ah, I see. I'd live chat with Snap-on on Mon and see if they carry one or have a lead to source one. If they don't have it you may well be out of luck. They may be out there as an mfr dealer tool but...
03-27-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,448
Posted By cays

Ask and ye shall receive: ...

Ask and ye shall receive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealey-AK6557-Spark-Plug-Socket-16mm-3-8-Sq-Drive-Thin-Wall-/111930649605
03-25-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,844
Posted By cays

Saw this (for ease of nitrogen flushing also): ...

Saw this (for ease of nitrogen flushing also):

A lot of three piece wheels are done like this (or at least should be so that you can install TPMS easily and securely). As stated earlier, the...
03-20-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,795
Posted By cays

Is the E63 slated to share the same...

Is the E63 slated to share the same fenders/quarters as the E43? I was hoping for more pronounced rear flares.
03-14-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By cays

The new E Coupe will be clearly differentiated by...

The new E Coupe will be clearly differentiated by the E interior, a huge selling point IMO.
03-11-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By cays

FS: CF Rear Spoiler for W204 C Class (brand new)

SOLD Brand new, never out of the wrapper. This JB Speed spoiler FOR A SEDAN is the style closest to OE, so NOT the "high-kicking" more vertical style. This is the more discreet type. Price is $75...
02-26-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 31,736
Posted By cays

The car looks decidedly lackluster in red IMO and...

The car looks decidedly lackluster in red IMO and I think that speaks to its sportiness or lack thereof. But when I see these two angles I think the E63 will look really, really good.
10-17-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,814
Posted By cays

I know of eight C63's in stock configuration...

I know of eight C63's in stock configuration (over time, not same day, and all rated at the MB original 451) run on the same Dyno Dynamics dyno. The highest was around 370 RWHP, so based on that...
09-28-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By cays

Benzworks is top-notch.

Benzworks is top-notch.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-05-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,109
Posted By cays

The road tests all show it as 54F/46R.

The road tests all show it as 54F/46R.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-05-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,362
Posted By cays

Or if OP doesn't have a float charger this is an...

Or if OP doesn't have a float charger this is an unbeatable deal. I have two that are in constant use, one going on its eighth year of service.

Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,362
Posted By cays

Use this: ...

Use this:

http://www.goldeagle.com/product/sta-bil-fuel-stabilizer

And this:

http://www.goldeagle.com/product/sta-bil-ethanol-fuel-treatment-stabilizer

Follow the instructions for each as...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-30-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,152
Posted By cays

Damn that is a great color. Lots of pop but with...

Damn that is a great color. Lots of pop but with a high level of refinement that fits the Merc demographic. Really, really attractive.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,886
Posted By cays

My hard copy came today. Here's the missing Big...

My hard copy came today. Here's the missing Big Willow track page.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By cays

Better inspect your leather too. I've had two...

Better inspect your leather too. I've had two instances of broken windows where there were shallow cuts and abrasions on the seat cover. (one cover was ultimately replaced). Probably depends upon the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-19-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,519
Posted By cays

[QUOTE=AV1;6531970]I also love the staggered dia....

[QUOTE=AV1;6531970]I also love the staggered dia. wheel sizing, it's a trait of all true serious sports cars.[QUOTE]

Makes me think "Porsche." (Steering clear of the obvious exotics).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,519
Posted By cays

Can someone please explain this to me? Looking at...

Can someone please explain this to me? Looking at the underhood photos of this and the sedan, the engine is pushed almost impossibly against the firewall. Yet all the weight distribution %'s I see in...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,519
Posted By cays

19's in front, 20's in back. I like that. Great...

19's in front, 20's in back. I like that. Great job MB, it's gonna be a tough choice between this and the M4.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,519
Posted By cays

If that were to be true then there would likely...

If that were to be true then there would likely be at least a half-year 2016 production run before switching to 2017's. Does MB do that kind of stuff?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

A "puny-ass" engine that runs dead even with a...

A "puny-ass" engine that runs dead even with a C63S? We should all be so unlucky! That being said, a V8 probably would have added $12k to the MSRP of an M4 but no question, the 4.0TT is more...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By cays

The link above indicates that the cylinder bores...

The link above indicates that the cylinder bores are treated with the same process as used on the 6.2L M156 bores. Here's a generic explanation of the process used to spray-on the (iron) liner -...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-15-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,182
Posted By cays

The rear didn't turn quite as well as I hoped....

The rear didn't turn quite as well as I hoped. It's hard to find an angle that flatters the rest of the car from 3/4 front (rear looks weak, too CLSish) to 3/4 rear (too much of that Accord slant)....
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

BMW did a great job with the M4, it's badass IMO....

BMW did a great job with the M4, it's badass IMO. 2016's are confirmed to come with a different-toned OE exhaust. The aftermarket exhausts like BMW's own MPE make the car sound good enough to turn...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By cays

Under certain circumstances that's a recipe for a...

Under certain circumstances that's a recipe for a red-light ticket.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By cays

FWIW the performance data is lifted from the Aug...

FWIW the performance data is lifted from the Aug comparison test, just rewritten for a single-car review so it's not new. The Sept issue landed in the mailbox over a week ago.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By cays

Has anyone here checked it as per the manual and...

Has anyone here checked it as per the manual and then checked it with the engine cold to see the difference in indicated levels?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-04-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

If this is the case the coupe and sedan will be...

If this is the case the coupe and sedan will be clearly differentiated. It seems unlikely that M-B can extract a significant pricing premium for the flares though - nor would they want to IMO - so we...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-03-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By cays

MotorTrend tests new Cadillac CTS V

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1507_2016_cadillac_cts_v_first_drive_review/
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-29-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

Looking good but these shots are making me think...

Looking good but these shots are making me think that more pronounced rear flares are not coming for the coupe until the BS.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-29-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By cays

"From the photos, we can see the new C63 coupe...

"From the photos, we can see the new C63 coupe looks to be the tail happy monster we all came to know and love in the previous generation. Although, Iím personally not so sure about the rear end of...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-27-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

It's difficult to conclusively judge but the...

It's difficult to conclusively judge but the front flares do look more pronounced than those of the garden-variety coupe as seen in earlier spy shots. That bodes well for some C63C-only flares in the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-25-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By cays

C63S (Second place) - Pugnacious V8, composed...

C63S (Second place)
- Pugnacious V8, composed chassis, five-star interior.
- Spastic transmission, the group's firmest ride, not as butch as the old one.
- A bar bouncer in a tuxedo.

M3 (First...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-16-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By cays

M-B won't pay what it takes to source from...

M-B won't pay what it takes to source from Germany. Fact - Chinese can manufacture anything at any specified quality level. Fact - when you see a dash made from crap shiny plastic it's not because...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

It's interesting how each new round of photos...

It's interesting how each new round of photos makes the rear look wider and wider (a good thing).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

Hmmm, MotorAuthority seems to think this is the...

Hmmm, MotorAuthority seems to think this is the 63C, not the 63C BS.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1097928_mercedes-amgs-something-fast-is-likely-the-2017-c63-coupe

"The teasers show off...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

Why would they tease it as "fast" when the...

Why would they tease it as "fast" when the garden-variety 63C will be no faster than most other AMG's? My money is on this being a peek at the BS.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

The latest shots: ...

The latest shots:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1096472_2016-mercedes-benz-c-class-coupe-spy-shots

Same photos, different writeup:
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-01-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By cays

BMWBlog states "The W205 codenamed car sports...

BMWBlog states "The W205 codenamed car sports high strength steel with a high percentage of aluminum body panels, allowing for a weight loss of 220 pounds."
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-01-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,928
Posted By cays

True, but I remember reading in one of the...

True, but I remember reading in one of the English car mags that the basic W205 platform alone was 80+lbs lighter than that of the W204.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-30-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,928
Posted By cays

Over the past few years C&D has actually been...

Over the past few years C&D has actually been pretty hard on BMWs in general, at least compared to what they were writing over the previous decade. I'm surprised to see it come out on top based on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-29-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,344
Posted By cays

Missed that, thanks. All things being relatively...

Missed that, thanks. All things being relatively equal, if only for warranty reasons a piggy-back strikes me as a helluva better way to go.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-28-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,344
Posted By cays

How long to install or remove the piggy-back?

How long to install or remove the piggy-back?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-26-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,999
Posted By cays

Rebecca reviews her own car: Rebecca reviews...

Rebecca reviews her own car:

Rebecca reviews her Porsche 911 Cup car | TELEGRAPH CARS - YouTube
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-24-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,571
Posted By cays

The coupe is looking better and better. These...

The coupe is looking better and better. These rear shots seem to indicate sufficient width and perhaps more visual heft than expected. Will be hard to resist this one in AMG form.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-14-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,440
Posted By cays

Hadn't realized how close! The C has better...

Hadn't realized how close! The C has better proportions though.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,440
Posted By cays

Not perfect but IMO soooo much better looking...

Not perfect but IMO soooo much better looking than the sedan. The BS version has potential to be *perfect*.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 54,011
Posted By cays

Great to know, I never thought it would be in the...

Great to know, I never thought it would be in the clear coat. My shop does a lot of work for a large M-B dealer so next time I'm there I'll ask them about refinishing Diamond White. I really like...
06-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By cays

Thanks. I found it searching for info on Media...

Thanks. I found it searching for info on Media Interface/Command in general a while back. Here are some useful links off that site.

Technical details for all three body styles:...
06-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By cays

I see that the regular price on these each is...

I see that the regular price on these each is $150 on the website so the discount is substantial.
06-03-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By cays

"While, in the C-Class sedan and coupe, the oval...

"While, in the C-Class sedan and coupe, the oval subwoofer and a surround speaker are installed together in the parcel shelf, the acoustic experts placed the subwoofer box on its side in the rear of...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-03-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By cays

Quel dommage!

Quel dommage!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-02-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,400
Posted By cays

Do I see that you had/have a W204 C63 also? Can...

Do I see that you had/have a W204 C63 also? Can you give a direct comparison figure between the two for the same kind of driving? FWIW I average 13.3 mpg for an equal combination of in-town and...
06-02-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By cays

Someone here said it was somewhere between...

Someone here said it was somewhere between 2.5-3.0% IIRC which makes more sense to me.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-02-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By cays

Any further word/rumors on this?

Any further word/rumors on this?
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