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Forum: W211 AMG
Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 736,597
Posted By bbirdwell

Hey, Mackhack, is your car back yet and repaired...

Hey, Mackhack, is your car back yet and repaired to your satisfaction?
Forum: W211 AMG
Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,083
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/a211_830_04_13_or_a211_832_00_08_36ca92d0574a5725730e77b731e7a0d5f79f1436.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,083
Posted By bbirdwell

If the problems occurred immediately after taking...

If the problems occurred immediately after taking the car through the car wash, you most likely have water infiltration into the SAM and/or ECU (Motor Electronics). The later W211 E55 came with two...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 736,597
Posted By bbirdwell

There is more to the post. I know because I...

There is more to the post. I know because I posted it. Having said that, DO NOT reset the counter! I guarantee if I were purchasing your car and I had the least suspicion you reset the counter, I...
06-16-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By bbirdwell

If they do not trust you with your own OBD2...

If they do not trust you with your own OBD2 tester, run, don't walk, run away. Ask for maintenance records. The front and rear suspension will be needing replacement parts by now due to age and...
06-16-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By bbirdwell

Follow WIS. How much is your time worth compared...

Follow WIS. How much is your time worth compared to the cost of the gaskets? Once crushed, they are no longer a gasket.
06-14-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By bbirdwell

Warranty is now 25 years and unlimited mileage.

Warranty is now 25 years and unlimited mileage.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-11-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By bbirdwell

-Open sliding roof. -Unclip and remove the...

-Open sliding roof.
-Unclip and remove the sealing rail (weatherstrip) at the front side using a screwdriver.
-Slightly press down on the wind deflector until height stop (near the rear hinge...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By bbirdwell

Camber bolt installation on a W211. ...

Camber bolt installation on a W211.
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/697901-eccentric-bolt-question-torque-strut-replacement.html#post7514643

You can get approximately 2/3rd's of a degree...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By bbirdwell

Try these steps. This is from the simulation so...

Try these steps. This is from the simulation so it deliberately added a fault at the end. Excuse the crappy photos as the computer uses Windows XP and remains standalone.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By bbirdwell

Calibrate the front suspension. Heck, calibrate...

Calibrate the front suspension. Heck, calibrate the rear suspension while you are at it. 30 minutes prep if you have floor tiles on hand, add 60 minutes to calibrate. You'll need an inclinometer app...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-10-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By bbirdwell

Front/bottom, front/top, rear/top, rear/bottom,...

Front/bottom, front/top, rear/top, rear/bottom, correct? With head rest lowered. I can post photos of the procedure if it would assist. Let me know.

Let us know about the solution to your battery...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By bbirdwell

Solar BA-5 battery tester. ~$50 on Amazon. When...

Solar BA-5 battery tester. ~$50 on Amazon. When my battery tests at 50% of new, I replace. FWIW, I check my batteries at every oil change; adds an extra five minutes to the service. Peace of mind and...
Forum: W219
06-10-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By bbirdwell

Go into the FSS in your instrument cluster and it...

Go into the FSS in your instrument cluster and it will tell you what services are required based upon time and mileage. The last four pages of the attachment are the services.

FWIW, the W219 and...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By bbirdwell

MSG_55G, is this now working? If not, did you...

MSG_55G, is this now working? If not, did you perform the zero point setting of the seat prior to adding the weight to the seat?
Forum: W210 AMG
06-10-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By bbirdwell

An OBD2 scan tool will read the Motor Electronics...

An OBD2 scan tool will read the Motor Electronics but not all of the digital modules. For ability to read and reset all digital modules, you'll need a STAR system and use the 38-pin connector under...
06-08-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By bbirdwell

Going from memory here...search the internet...

Going from memory here...search the internet first; there is an MB bulletin stating you should apply grease (Lithium? Very small amount!) to the flywheel gear teeth. Seems too much friction would...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By bbirdwell

Pinout for my 2005 SBC. ...

Pinout for my 2005 SBC.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/801x605/w211_e55_sbc_pinout_8dcc657880e11050c6da27914bcdaad448a06e2e.jpg
06-06-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By bbirdwell

Sounds like you are on the right track. The...

Sounds like you are on the right track. The driver's side seat control module N32/1 connects to the CAN bus connector X30/7 on the driver's side under the door sill. The passenger seat control module...
06-05-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By bbirdwell

You can go into STAR and under actuations...

You can go into STAR and under actuations raise/lower the rear of the car while simultaneously monitoring the voltage output of the rear sensor. Voltage values should increase/decrease relatively...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-03-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By bbirdwell

If it is the SBC, it is covered under the 25 year...

If it is the SBC, it is covered under the 25 year unlimited mileage warranty. Facebook sucks. Visit here for info and knowledge. Let us know what is the outcome with your car.
06-02-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By bbirdwell

Either deactivate the SBC with STAR or unplug the...

Either deactivate the SBC with STAR or unplug the unit. If the unit is not deactivated or unplugged, opening a door, pushing the parking brake, unlocking the car...any of these will activate the...
05-31-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By bbirdwell

Pretty much a complete unit. The pressure...

Pretty much a complete unit. The pressure reservoir is about the only piece that can be replaced separately.
05-30-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By bbirdwell

Guys, it may not be the module. On my W210 it was...

Guys, it may not be the module. On my W210 it was the switch assembly in the door. I'd push the button to move the seat backwards and it would move forward. I'd then pull the button to move the seat...
05-27-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By bbirdwell

If you are in the United States, it is covered...

If you are in the United States, it is covered under the 25-year unlimited-mileage warranty.

If not in the United States, you are going to have to purchase a rebuilt version (multiple part numbers...
05-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 163,473
Posted By bbirdwell

teleaid fuse location

Found this while perusing electrical schematics for the W211 and W219 which are essentially the same car with different sheet metal and interiors.
Teleaid fuses:
Schematics for a CLS500/550 and...
05-24-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By bbirdwell

Schematics for a CLS500/550 indicate fuses 50...

Schematics for a CLS500/550 indicate fuses 50 (5A) and 55 (7.5A) in the driver's side front SAM power the emergency call system controller which is listed as module N123/4.

F55 has notes "for...
05-23-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By bbirdwell

The port labeled "HECK" is the connection for the...

The port labeled "HECK" is the connection for the trunk lock. A MityVac tool will allow you to test the lines individually.

Try these:...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By bbirdwell

Yes, you can calibrate using STAR. I had to...

Yes, you can calibrate using STAR. I had to recalibrate my suspension after installing Arnotts on all four corners. Rear was too low and the right front was lower than the left front. Took me about...
05-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By bbirdwell

53 pages of non-sorted DIYs involving STAR. Skim...

53 pages of non-sorted DIYs involving STAR. Skim it and you'll be a bit more familiar. Note I said "skim". Reading in detail it will take you awhile. If you get STAR with the "developer kit" you can...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-22-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By bbirdwell

I also run the Continental DWS06 on my car and am...

I also run the Continental DWS06 on my car and am pleased with the mileage I'm getting out of them. FWIW, I just had installed two each rear tires last Friday. Monday I checked the tire pressure and...
05-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By bbirdwell

For information on the charging system, search on...

For information on the charging system, search on "K57/2 relay". Also bring up the voltage on the instrument cluster using the cluster buttons so you can monitor the voltage real-time....
05-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By bbirdwell

Either your key's circuit board has failed (bad...

Either your key's circuit board has failed (bad solder joint, etc) or the EIS (the ignition switch) in the car has failed.

The key fob has both Infra Red (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF)...
05-20-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By bbirdwell

Caveat: I'm using fuse diagrams for the 2006...

Caveat: I'm using fuse diagrams for the 2006 model year W211. Unknown if the 2008 model year used different assignments.

I don't know if you are using this process but here it is:
-Trunk lid...
05-19-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By bbirdwell

Current draw of 1.2 to 2.5 amps is caused by a...

Current draw of 1.2 to 2.5 amps is caused by a digital module not allowing the CANBUS to go to sleep; all modules stay awake. Current draw of 80 mA to 1.2 amps is caused by a faulty module failing to...
05-19-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By bbirdwell

I cannot see the compressor doing this; this is a...

I cannot see the compressor doing this; this is a sensor or control unit issue. Let me think on this one a bit. Anyone else with ideas is free to chime in...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/677724-anyone-...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/677724-anyone-know-e55.html#post7238252

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/668117-w211-e55-fuel-pump-relay-fuse-maintenance.html
...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/668118-w211-so...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/668118-w211-sos-telephone-antenna-splitter-maintenance.html
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 736,597
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/726427-sos-tel...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/726427-sos-teleaid-malfunction-fault-driving-me-nuts.html
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,304
Posted By bbirdwell

Somebody needs a hug.

Somebody needs a hug.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By bbirdwell

Benz Performance Parts out of Australia. ...

Benz Performance Parts out of Australia.
https://benzperformanceparts.com.au/collections/frontpage/e55

Edit: the prices are in Australian dollars. As of today, 69 US cents = 1 Australian dollar....
05-10-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By bbirdwell

Quick check, does it do this on both key fobs? ...

Quick check, does it do this on both key fobs?

Next check, put a diagnostic device on it and see what codes will pull.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

Not necessarily...it is possible the fuel filter...

Not necessarily...it is possible the fuel filter is getting clogged with debris or the fuel pump pre-filters are partially clogged with debris. This would cause an overcurrent condition that exceeds...
05-07-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By bbirdwell

The ESP/SPS/BAS module schematic for the 2001...

The ESP/SPS/BAS module schematic for the 2001 W210 shows the following connections. Take it for what it is worth but assume red is power and primary color red w/secondary color is switched power. If...
05-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bbirdwell

Most of those views will be search engine spiders...

Most of those views will be search engine spiders and not forum members. Try posting in the W210 sub-forum for better visibility.
05-03-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By bbirdwell

Once your vehicle is selected in STAR, it will...

Once your vehicle is selected in STAR, it will bring up the max/min angle values for front and rear. The ones I quoted are for my E55 but yours should be very close if not identical. After swapping...
05-03-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By bbirdwell

Look into calibrating the air suspension. I've...

Look into calibrating the air suspension. I've posted on the process several times. Once prepped, takes < one hour to calibrate using STAR.

To check, with the car parked on *an absolutely level*...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By bbirdwell

:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: W212 AMG
04-30-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By bbirdwell

https://crafter.fastenal.com/static-assets/pdfs/To...

https://crafter.fastenal.com/static-assets/pdfs/Torque-Tension_Chart_for_Metric_Fasteners.pdf
04-25-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By bbirdwell

Advice to you. Go to the top of the page, drop...

Advice to you. Go to the top of the page, drop down the menu labeled "Threads", select "Advanced". Try various combinations using "keyless go", e.g. "keyless go trouble" or "keyless go not working"....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/720636-i-shoul...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/720636-i-should-have-replaced-sc-pulley-bearing-150k-service.html
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By bbirdwell

That actually looks pretty nice...

That actually looks pretty nice...
Forum: W219
04-23-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By bbirdwell

Go to the W211 AMG sub-forum. Plenty of gearheads...

Go to the W211 AMG sub-forum. Plenty of gearheads and you will find posts on the bearing part number and how to replace and then re-shim the clutch clearance.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By bbirdwell

Source a used Motor Electronics module and have...

Source a used Motor Electronics module and have yours cloned into it. RaceIQ will work to maintain their reputation on this board.

I assume you have the hard plastic cover but do you have the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-22-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,684
Posted By bbirdwell

I made it to 99,000 miles when the rear air...

I made it to 99,000 miles when the rear air springs started to leak. I went and replaced all four air springs plus rebuilt front and rear suspension all the way around. FWIW, I'm about to replace my...
04-22-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By bbirdwell

SD connect 5 autocalibrates? Using an older...

SD connect 5 autocalibrates? Using an older system, I had to set it manually using an inclinometer on the front control arms and the rear axles. Absolutely level floor, front control arms equal to...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By bbirdwell

Two solenoids in the rear air spring. They share...

Two solenoids in the rear air spring. They share a common lead and each have their own ground (assuming a pull-down circuit). Apply 12 volts across the connector pins. Three pins between the two...
04-16-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By bbirdwell

Or just pick up a set of lenses off of Ebay and...

Or just pick up a set of lenses off of Ebay and replace them. Not difficult. Benzworld has quite a few DIY threads in the W210 stickies section.
04-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 163,473
Posted By bbirdwell

The SAM in your photo looks like it is reversed...

The SAM in your photo looks like it is reversed from the drawing I posted above minus relays M and R. Your photo shows what appears to be two relays behind your SAM. Any additional details on your...
04-13-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bbirdwell

Addendum, could be an issue with the EIS. CAN bus...

Addendum, could be an issue with the EIS. CAN bus sleeps until the EIS activates the bus. Hopefully not...
...
04-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bbirdwell

Verify battery ground is still connected to...

Verify battery ground is still connected to ground.

Then move to the pre-fuse boxes then onward to the fuse boxes located on the SAM modules and in the dash.

Fuses and relays for an earlier...
04-12-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 163,473
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1037x859/w211_front_sam_relays_9ecd78a65335a71fca43612891d18035aeec2800.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bbirdwell

Try this under "automotive connectors": ...

Try this under "automotive connectors":
https://www.delcity.net/store/Weather-Pack-Assembled-Pigtails/p_810525.h_810527

Be sure to select "2-way".
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bbirdwell

Some excellent info/tips/tricks on supercharger...

Some excellent info/tips/tricks on supercharger removal in this thread from 2016. Denroll's step-by-step advice is good stuff. And the advice about the bypass valve rubber gaskets is golden.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By bbirdwell

Extended warranty, NOT a recall. If the tank...

Extended warranty, NOT a recall. If the tank ain't leaking, Mercedes is not going to replace anything unless you pay them. If the tank is replaced under warranty, *everything* associated with the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By bbirdwell

E500 control arms will not fit the E55 AMG. ...

E500 control arms will not fit the E55 AMG.

AMG has a 14mm bolt on the upper arm bolted to the hub. Non-AMG uses a 12mm bolt on the upper arm bolted to the hub. Since the AMG has a bit more torque...
04-09-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By bbirdwell

Relax, Destrakt, Strigoi is one of the better...

Relax, Destrakt, Strigoi is one of the better ones here for providing assistance. And location/year matters due to differences in models between North America, Europe, and Japan. A difference of one...
04-08-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By bbirdwell

Two possibilities: -You received an incorrect...

Two possibilities:
-You received an incorrect belt. Or,
-you did not remove the lock pin from the tensioner; tensioners are shipped in the "open" position with a lock pin in them that you must...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,002
Posted By bbirdwell

While the belts are off spin all pulleys by hand....

While the belts are off spin all pulleys by hand. Any roughness or noise, replace it. The M8x78 bolt for the supercharger idler pulley should be torqued to 68 Nm. You may need to move the fan shroud...
04-04-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By bbirdwell

Available from the dealer although it will most...

Available from the dealer although it will most likely be a special order. The electronic parts catalogs shows connectors and pins/sockets under the electrical harness section. Assuming you are...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By bbirdwell

Just for grins and giggles you can quickly check...

Just for grins and giggles you can quickly check to see if you need to recalibrate the rear suspension. Download an inclinometer app to your cell phone (I have Clinometer; ads inject but not badly)....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

You're welcome. I was pulling my hair out while...

You're welcome. I was pulling my hair out while learning about the intricacies on this car.
The parts person should have looked up and confirmed the parts required.
With the two harnesses (fuel...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

Driver's side is not a pump. It is a fuel...

Driver's side is not a pump. It is a fuel filter/pressure regulator combination. Yes, one can argue it has a venturi "pump" (non-energized and works by pressure differential) to route fuel back to...
04-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By bbirdwell

Mercedes tech documents I've read specifically...

Mercedes tech documents I've read specifically call for the key fob to be removed from the ignition when connecting jumper cables or installing a replacement battery. With key fob inserted the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

211-470-64-94 Tank Inner Module (actually filter...

211-470-64-94 Tank Inner Module (actually filter and regulator) requires adapter cable 211-440-05-07 Cable Harness (adapter for filter/regulator connector to stock harness).Rather than going to the...
03-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,812
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm a fan. Been using mine for several years now....

I'm a fan. Been using mine for several years now. Wanted a two or four-post lift but garage ceiling is too low. The QuickJack lift is great to have on hand.
03-25-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,812
Posted By bbirdwell

+1 on the photo. Do you have to use a jack to...

+1 on the photo. Do you have to use a jack to raise the lift so as to attach the casters?

Shuffle puzzle garage. Kinda cool how many cars you can place in the garage.

The mountain range in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-23-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By bbirdwell

Replace the heat exchanger at the same time. ...

Replace the heat exchanger at the same time.

https://mbworld.org/forums/mercedes-tech-talk/570006-w211-plm-heat-exchanger-install-tips-information.html
...
03-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By bbirdwell

Now this is the way a DIY post should look! Most...

Now this is the way a DIY post should look! Most excellent what you are doing. :cheers:
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bbirdwell

Gotcha! I've your phone number still. Congrats on...

Gotcha! I've your phone number still. Congrats on the little one; may you and yours get plenty of sleep whenever you can! :-)

I'll drop a text in a few weeks so you have time to settle in with...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bbirdwell

A picture is worth a thousand words. Jake528, not...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Jake528, not many W211 E55's running around San Antone. Let me know if you want to meet up sometime. I work on the west side not far from Lackland AFB.
03-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By bbirdwell

You'll get more responses if you post in the W210...

You'll get more responses if you post in the W210 sub-forum. Plus not all of us spend all of our time on here, we have lives to live.

Best way to check is to hook it up to a STAR diagnostics...
03-20-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,869
Posted By bbirdwell

If you are in the USA, the SBC warranty was...

If you are in the USA, the SBC warranty was extended to 25 years and unlimited mileage. Dealer will replace as needed. Search as it has been discussed multiple times on this site, particularly in the...
03-20-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By bbirdwell

Did you reduce pressure in the strut to 3 Bar as...

Did you reduce pressure in the strut to 3 Bar as called out in the instructions? Still a lot but it is much better than the 6-8 Bar in an inflated strut.

Also, when I replaced my front air strut a...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bbirdwell

Go with the Bosch regulator. Here are the photos...

Go with the Bosch regulator. Here are the photos showing which bolt goes where and the torque values....
Forum: W211 AMG
03-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bbirdwell

A photo or two here of the process when I pulled...

A photo or two here of the process when I pulled mine...
https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/719359-e55-150k-mile-major-maintenance-summary-2k.html

I first attempted to pull a vacuum prior to...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bbirdwell

While you have the water pump out that would be...

While you have the water pump out that would be the time to either replace the alternator or pull it and install new voltage regulator with new brushes.

Only rebuilt water pumps are available and...
03-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By bbirdwell

Defective. Ship it back. Same thing happened to...

Defective. Ship it back. Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I even offered a suggestion on how Arnott could prevent shipping defective struts that would be a no-cost effort; I rather doubt...
03-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By bbirdwell

One hour max unless you drop and lose the fill...

One hour max unless you drop and lose the fill plug; in that case add a couple of days to the effort. Before changing the oil order a spare plug or two.

Thread on this in the W211 AMG sub-forum...
03-08-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By bbirdwell

Why not just replace the fuel filter, fuel pump,...

Why not just replace the fuel filter, fuel pump, and the two o-rings? You're looking at a few hundred dollars to replace those parts (compared to ~$1000 for the AMG). Assuming your car is running on...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-07-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bbirdwell

Go into settings in the instrument cluster and...

Go into settings in the instrument cluster and verify the settings for the lights. If you have two key fobs you will have to change the setting with each key inserted.

By example, with one of my...
03-05-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,216
Posted By bbirdwell

I'll say it again concerning my W210 and W211...

I'll say it again concerning my W210 and W211 (both at stock ride height):
"...the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the...
03-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By bbirdwell

That is just the keyless go. To open the latch,...

That is just the keyless go. To open the latch, there is the internal handle that pulls on a cable that unlocks the door lock plus releases the door latch, the external handle releases the door...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By bbirdwell

Attach a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail....

Attach a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail. When the engine quits, check your fuel pressure. That will help you determine if it is fuel or electrical related (i.e. CPS).
03-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By bbirdwell

It is possible you have a defective door handle....

It is possible you have a defective door handle. Here is a description of how the keyless go functions...
...
03-04-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By bbirdwell

Oil pan bolts are usually 6mm thread diameter. 10...

Oil pan bolts are usually 6mm thread diameter. 10 Nm equates to 7 ft-lbs.

Reference chart here:
https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=10638.0
03-03-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By bbirdwell

See if this will help... ...

See if this will help...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/663x321/oil_pan_torque_ffaa061333665e13519e8b7782492e6126fbd9f6.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
02-26-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

You have the adapter cable installed. It's the...

You have the adapter cable installed. It's the one wrapped around your fuel pump lid. You can confirm the wires on pins 1 and 3 of the end of the adapter cable attached to the OEM harness (the one...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-26-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By bbirdwell

Can we provide photos of our engines to you for...

Can we provide photos of our engines to you for your use?
02-25-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,490
Posted By bbirdwell

If you cannot find a replacement harness see if...

If you cannot find a replacement harness see if you can rewire the harness. I did that with my W210 E55 for which a replacement harness is not available due to the auto-level feature....
02-22-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By bbirdwell

Here is a technique I use on my Miata but I use...

Here is a technique I use on my Miata but I use white sheets on the wall of my garage...
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/r/car-projects/how-to-aim-and-adjust-headlights

Internet search will...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

Amperage with one pump reversed polarity: ...

Amperage with one pump reversed polarity:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1200x672/dsc03054_9560587dd32ab1bc544f063a40658936d681eadd.jpg


Amperage with both pumps correct...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm about to roll 160K miles on my car; no issues...

I'm about to roll 160K miles on my car; no issues so long as proper maintenance is performed and I'm slightly OCD about that. I believe MSG 55G has over 170K miles on his and he's modding it for more...
02-17-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By bbirdwell

I coded it out on my car. Less than 30 minutes...

I coded it out on my car. Less than 30 minutes following instructions posted multiple times in this forum.
02-14-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By bbirdwell

Understood. Thanks for the clarification.

Understood. Thanks for the clarification.
02-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By bbirdwell

He told you. It's the "front and rear left". The...

He told you. It's the "front and rear left". The same part number. Order two each of that part number.
02-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By bbirdwell

I haven't disassembled my car to follow the...

I haven't disassembled my car to follow the antenna leads. Having said that, a bad splitter will cause an SOS/Teleaid malfunction message. So I would hypothesize one antenna lead from the CTEL/GPS...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By bbirdwell

Post your VIN. We'll post the part number for the...

Post your VIN. We'll post the part number for the throttle body. Assuming Mercedes support ensures I can renew my parts subscription....
...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By bbirdwell

Sign up for access to the parts catalog. Check...

Sign up for access to the parts catalog. Check for EPC, Electronic Parts Catalog, and Daimler after sales. The new online catalog went active a few weeks ago and I'm still learning the ropes on it....
02-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By bbirdwell

The bottom of the screen shows no data; did you...

The bottom of the screen shows no data; did you take the photo while under cover with satellite signals blocked? You should have lat/long, altitude about sea level, and number of GPS satellites...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By bbirdwell

211-540-07-00. About $15.

211-540-07-00. About $15.
02-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/497x393/ml500_155816_5674dcae3fe6f75fcba5c7bfa385d879f9e5aa47.jpg
02-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By bbirdwell

A very brief description of how the system works...

A very brief description of how the system works on a 4-door W211...
https://mbworld.org/forums/mercedes-tech-talk/730952-keyless-fob-issues-unresolved-mercedes-not-helping.html#post7647270
02-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By bbirdwell

Data card below (from https://www.datamb.com/ )....

Data card below (from https://www.datamb.com/ ). It shows your car has a 722.329 transmission. If you could take plenty of photos of your shift module and post that would help others who find...
02-05-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By bbirdwell

Post your VIN. Your car appears to be...

Post your VIN.

Your car appears to be chassis code 210.055, engine code 104.995. In 1996 the W210 was manufactured with the four-speed 722.3 and 722.4 with a mid-1996 change to the 722.5...
02-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By bbirdwell

Check the owner's manual. ...

Check the owner's manual.
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1628091-1996-1999-e320-owners-manual.html#post5042648

Also search for "1996 mercedes e320 shifter stuck in park". Several...
02-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By bbirdwell

There is an emergency release for the shift...

There is an emergency release for the shift lever.

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/316922-help-shifter-stuck-park.html#post3718437
...
02-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By bbirdwell

Pull codes using a diagnostic scanner. Possibly...

Pull codes using a diagnostic scanner. Possibly the MAF sensor (if your car has that versus a MAP sensor). Symptoms you describe are virtually identical to the the failed MAF sensor on my W210....
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By bbirdwell

Start with posts 4 and 6. #4 here: ...

Start with posts 4 and 6. #4 here:
https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/720730-supercharger-drain-plug-replacement.html#post7550031

and #6 here:
...
01-31-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By bbirdwell

Eh...my '99's instrument cluster would go nuts...

Eh...my '99's instrument cluster would go nuts whenever temps went below 14* F. My thought is the connectors' pins and sockets contracted due to the cold and intermittent connections occur. In my...
01-31-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/712646-e55-hig...

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/712646-e55-higher-mileage-reliability.html#post7492842

Get into the W211 AMG sub-forum. Lots of technically minded folks in it.
01-28-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By bbirdwell

Get the car repaired ASAP before you kill...

Get the car repaired ASAP before you kill yourself and/or someone else. If you don't have the proper diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and repair, take it to someone who does. The SBC system is not...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,643
Posted By bbirdwell

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/720371-sbc...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/720371-sbc-warranty-extended-25-years.html#post7547054
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By bbirdwell

SBC warranty extended to 25 years unlimited...

SBC warranty extended to 25 years unlimited mileage. Take it to the dealer for warranty repair/replacement. Multiple posts on this. Search using the advanced function.
01-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By bbirdwell

There are *two* switches in the brake light...

There are *two* switches in the brake light switch. The one for the brake lights could be working and the other not working. The swap is only 10-15 minutes. Start easy and then work up in difficulty...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By bbirdwell

You really, really need a STAR diagnostic system...

You really, really need a STAR diagnostic system for your car. The W211 only uses one CGW (take a look at HO 219 Networking, slide 4, N93). If you switch the CGW, you first need to use STAR to pull...
01-23-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By bbirdwell

Connect STAR and read out the condition of the...

Connect STAR and read out the condition of the clutch and brake packs in addition to hydraulic pressures and fill times of the transmission. Will save you much troubleshooting time....
01-23-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By bbirdwell

The CGW calculates the maintenance intervals with...

The CGW calculates the maintenance intervals with Day 1 the day the power is applied to the CGW when the car is assembled. If the CGW needs to be replaced, the techician will use STAR to pull the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-22-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By bbirdwell

Two fuel pumps on passenger side;...

Two fuel pumps on passenger side; filter/regulator on driver's side. Note your fuel pressure is lower than that called for in the technical documentation. If you can put an ammeter on the pumps, if...
01-22-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By bbirdwell

Pull up FSS on your instrument cluster. That will...

Pull up FSS on your instrument cluster. That will show you which services are due in this Service D. The service numbers displayed on the instrument cluster will reference as per the attachment.
01-22-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By bbirdwell

Tilt seat back forward, remove two screws at...

Tilt seat back forward, remove two screws at bottom of seat back, remove seat back, remove plastic brackets from the headrest arms (takes a bit of effort; just look at it and you'll see how to...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-21-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By bbirdwell

Duh...I reread the first post and then saw...

Duh...I reread the first post and then saw "...three second delay..."
:smash:
Forum: W211 AMG
01-21-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By bbirdwell

Fuel rail should maintain pressure after key off;...

Fuel rail should maintain pressure after key off; on my car it will hold pressure (gradually decreasing) for well over an hour to two. Fuel pressure is controlled by the two each fuel pumps which, in...
01-20-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By bbirdwell

Break off the locking tab and remove the cap. If...

Break off the locking tab and remove the cap. If you want, you can purchase a new locking tab and install it.

Search on "mercedes transmission tube locking tab" and you'll find plenty of...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By bbirdwell

2005 E55 fuel pump relay cross-references: MB...

2005 E55 fuel pump relay cross-references:
MB 002-542-72-19
Hella 4RA 007 791-011
Hella 007791011
Bosch 0 332 019 103
Tyco VF4-11F11-S01

Replacement relay socket:
Hella H84989011
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2019, 08:21 PM
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By bbirdwell

Pull the panel in the passenger side of the...

Pull the panel in the passenger side of the trunk, replace the $5 relay for the fuel pump; replace the fuel pumps and filter if over 60,000 miles on them.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By bbirdwell

CGW =Central Gateway. It's the router for the...

CGW =Central Gateway. It's the router for the networked distributed digital control system plus contains the version coding info for the car, the flexible service system maintenance programs plus...
01-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By bbirdwell

PM me with your email address and I'll send you a...

PM me with your email address and I'll send you a map.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bbirdwell

Any time the car just quits the first part I...

Any time the car just quits the first part I recommend to check (and replace if necessary) is the fuel pump relay; it takes longer to pull the panel in the trunk than it does to replace the relay....
01-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By bbirdwell

honyock, since you are a USAF veteran, request a...

honyock, since you are a USAF veteran, request a USAF veteran sticker to go with your user name. Look under "site announcements".
01-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By bbirdwell

Ummm...The W210 models have the PSE pump; the...

Ummm...The W210 models have the PSE pump; the W211 uses electrics, not pneumatics. With both a W210 and a W211 I've gotten far too familiar with both systems when working on the locking system. You...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-15-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,337
Posted By bbirdwell

In January 2015 I began an install of the UPD...

In January 2015 I began an install of the UPD camber arms and pulled them off before completing the installation. With the rear suspension still short of full extension, the inboard end of the camber...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bbirdwell

On my car, it was 90K to 100K miles where...

On my car, it was 90K to 100K miles where rebuilds of sub-sytems were required. List is below...

Verify fuel pumps and filter changed at 60,000 miles. Mine weren't. Those two items are close to...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-13-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,586
Posted By bbirdwell

According to the technical documentation, when...

According to the technical documentation, when the car is at rest, the ride height does not change when cycling through the comfort, sport 1, and sport 2 modes; others have posted to the contrary but...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,586
Posted By bbirdwell

What are the inclination angles on the front...

What are the inclination angles on the front control arms and rear axles? Front should be +3.1 to +4.1*. Rear axles should be -0.9 to -1.5*. Ride height calibration of sensors seems to be required as...
Forum: W213 AMG
01-11-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By bbirdwell

An hour to do it myself. Spent a few minutes...

An hour to do it myself. Spent a few minutes ensuring a level floor (using digital level and floor tiles), then placing a digital level against the front control arms and rear axles, raising/lowering...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By bbirdwell

Alternatively, pull the panel on the passenger...

Alternatively, pull the panel on the passenger side of the trunk, jumper the fuel pump relay while you have a bleed line attached to the Schraeder valve on the front of the fuel rail in the engine...
Forum: W213 AMG
01-10-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By bbirdwell

The only reason I could see for a surcharge for...

The only reason I could see for a surcharge for air suspension is if they verify the inclination of the suspension arms and then adjust ride height and verify sensor calibration if necessary. Took me...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By bbirdwell

My bumper fitment this morning. Closer fit than...

My bumper fitment this morning. Closer fit than the OP's bumper. Look at the headlight-to-fender interface, the curve of the bumper-to-fender interface, and the grille alignment with the bumper....
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By bbirdwell

Not silly at all. You have to open both sides of...

Not silly at all. You have to open both sides of the tank; both the filter/regulator and the fuel pumps' side. One float is for the driver's side, the other float is for the passenger side of the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By bbirdwell

You did verify the sending units for the fuel...

You did verify the sending units for the fuel level on both sides, correct?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By bbirdwell

Possibly missing the two bolts in the center of...

Possibly missing the two bolts in the center of the bumper (the ones behind the center grill that screw into the aluminum brace). That or the bolts were installed with spacers for some reason...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-08-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1037x859/w211_front_sam_relays_b77c7f3ab55c60ebf5674928024ff2e2cada9ca1.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By bbirdwell

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/573x674/das_key_tracks_caf51f5284c37f6a709fc42730133c5db17c2c26.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By bbirdwell

Youtube has numerous videos on how to perform a...

Youtube has numerous videos on how to perform a current draw test using a multimeter.

Unknown if this is the case on your car but the alarm siren has an internal battery; when that battery's...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By bbirdwell

Try searching here: ...

Try searching here:
https://workshop-manuals.com/mercedesbenz/
01-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By bbirdwell

I can only speak for the W211...each rear door...

I can only speak for the W211...each rear door has a Keyless-Go (KG) door control module with antenna; when the door handle on that side is pulled, the KG door control module on that side will...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By bbirdwell

But be sure to have them "kill" the missing key....

But be sure to have them "kill" the missing key. The dealer can pull the keys' programming info out of the car's electronics and disable the missing key while leaving your current and new key active....
01-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bbirdwell

Start here and hit every link referenced in the...

Start here and hit every link referenced in the posts:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1424685-diy-fix-your-pse-vacuum-compressor.html#post6344866...
01-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By bbirdwell

Bad sensor.

Bad sensor.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,388
Posted By bbirdwell

Without pulling one apart, it could be a 6203-2RS...

Without pulling one apart, it could be a 6203-2RS was used in lieu of the 6203-ZZC3. The first is rated at 12,000 rpm and has rubber seals while the second is rated for 17,000 rpm, has metal shields,...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,388
Posted By bbirdwell

I thought the UPD uses the 6203 ZZC3?

I thought the UPD uses the 6203 ZZC3?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-02-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,388
Posted By bbirdwell

I replace all pulleys and tensioners every 60,000...

I replace all pulleys and tensioners every 60,000 miles (~ 97,000 km) and did so on my last major maintenance. The Dayco was still good after the 60k miles and 40 months of use (but I replaced it...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By bbirdwell

You can get a silicone trivet high-heat resistant...

You can get a silicone trivet high-heat resistant to around 600* F continuous; yours, as was mine, would only be intermittent. Since it is an excellent insulator, I just used regular silicone seal to...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By bbirdwell

Another option to mitigate the vibration and...

Another option to mitigate the vibration and noise due to the header contacting the heat shield is to cut a piece of a "flexible silicone kitchen trivet" and adhere it to your heat shield. You will...
12-28-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By bbirdwell

Proper way to remove/install is to use STAR or...

Proper way to remove/install is to use STAR or one of the aftermarket systems that allows you to activate the solenoids in the air spring. You can try using a 9-volt battery with the cap and wires...
12-27-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By bbirdwell

You're going to need to replace it with a new...

You're going to need to replace it with a new one.

On my car the keyless-go does not work with the driver's side handle. I had my door apart a couple of weeks ago while replacing the lock...
12-26-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By bbirdwell

Try Sonnax. Take a look at their valve body for...

Try Sonnax. Take a look at their valve body for the 722.9 to identify the part.

https://www.sonnax.com/valve_body_layouts
Forum: W211 AMG
12-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bbirdwell

Tomsti, you can code out the error message on the...

Tomsti, you can code out the error message on the instrument cluster.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/726427-sos-teleaid-malfunction-fault-driving-me-nuts.html
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By bbirdwell

Dell 5500 works fine for me. The adapter cable to...

Dell 5500 works fine for me. The adapter cable to the mux should have an RS-422 to RS-232 converter built-in. Heck, give yours a try, especially if it is faster than a D630.
12-23-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By bbirdwell

Pelican Parts tech article on W211 fuel pump.

Pelican Parts tech article on W211 fuel pump.
12-23-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By bbirdwell

Bad door handle most likely culprit....

Bad door handle most likely culprit. Failed/failing receiver/antenna in the door next most likely culprit. FWIW, I have the same issue on my car but $205 for a door handle is not worth it for me. I...
12-23-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By bbirdwell

Buy the key fob from the dealer, put it in the...

Buy the key fob from the dealer, put it in the ignition, start the car, drive it around for two to two and one-half hours to let it "marry" itself to the car's electronics. FWIW, on a DAS3 W211, it...
12-21-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By bbirdwell

I always figured the Mercedes engineers created...

I always figured the Mercedes engineers created training materials with explicit warnings to prevent injury or material damage. But what do I know?...
12-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By bbirdwell

Three places to look: -Pelican Parts has...

Three places to look:
-Pelican Parts has multiple DIY articles with photos for the W210
-The other forum (benzworld) has a great DIY stickies section in the W210 sub-forum (several of them are...
12-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By bbirdwell

You will get an error message on the instrument...

You will get an error message on the instrument cluster. It will go away after 1-3 key activations once you plug the SBC connector back into the unit. The code for SBC failure will remain stored in...
12-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By bbirdwell

Just replace the battery because that connector...

Just replace the battery because that connector is toast. A Yuasa will cost you $68 and a generic will cost $38 to $50.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By bbirdwell

If the car was serviced using the FSS utility,...

If the car was serviced using the FSS utility, all of the maintenance records are stored in the Central Gateway. You access the records using the Assyst Plus in STAR.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-11-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By bbirdwell

I'm not sure if the New Zealand spec car uses the...

I'm not sure if the New Zealand spec car uses the 00-00 fuel pumps. If that is the part in the car, you will need the adapter cable. If the part number is missing, monitor fuel pressure at WOT with...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,918
Posted By bbirdwell

If your headlight lens covers are too degraded to...

If your headlight lens covers are too degraded to polish clean, you can order replacement lenses from Latvia via Ebay. Be sure to get the lenses for the Xenon and not the HID (I'm assuming your car...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bbirdwell

Did you also undo the passenger side mount at the...

Did you also undo the passenger side mount at the same time? I've read where dropping the steering rack allows one to slide the old mount out and the new mount in but I'd prefer to not have to drop...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-10-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,918
Posted By bbirdwell

Gratuitous photo of my Canadian spec E55 that...

Gratuitous photo of my Canadian spec E55 that somehow ended up in Texas. About to roll 220,000 kilometers. When I first bought it I didn't realize the odometer was in kilometers; first fill up of...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bbirdwell

Borescope inspection of motor mounts

Performing some maintenance on my car this weekend and decided to use my new-to-me borescope to check out the motor mounts. The NVH has noticeably increased over the last several months and the...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By bbirdwell

You guys need to read the following thread. The...

You guys need to read the following thread. The OP purchased a used S-class; he could afford the payments but not the repairs. He got a bit antagonistic about the advice he was getting and by 50...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-08-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,805
Posted By bbirdwell

Damn! A unicorn! :wootrock:

Damn! A unicorn! :wootrock:
12-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By bbirdwell

Code it out with STAR. ...

Code it out with STAR.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/726427-sos-teleaid-malfunction-fault-driving-me-nuts.html
12-07-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By bbirdwell

Check the linkage under the car. With engine...

Check the linkage under the car.

With engine off, place the shift lever in the "Drive" position. Get under the car, loosen the adjustment lock on the shift rod (located and attached to the bottom...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By bbirdwell

Ah, I just noted you have a 2004. In that case,...

Ah, I just noted you have a 2004. In that case, your secondary air pump relay is over the auxiliary battery and only the fuel pump relay is in the trunk; fuse for the fuel pumps should be close at...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By bbirdwell

Been seen multiple times on this forum. ...

Been seen multiple times on this forum.

Connect a fuel pressure test gauge to the schraeder valve on the passenger-side front of the fuel rail. Should pressurize to 80psi +/-3psi at idle. Fuel...
12-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By bbirdwell

Tire is unbalanced. Depending upon mileage you...

Tire is unbalanced. Depending upon mileage you may have suspension components that are worn; ball joints, bushings, tie rod ends.
12-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By bbirdwell

This has a few DIY tutorials for your car but...

This has a few DIY tutorials for your car but none on the bearing:
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MBZ_Tech_Index-W163.htm

A 3-minute search found these so work on your Google-Fu......
12-05-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bbirdwell

The motor electronics module is VIN-specific...

The motor electronics module is VIN-specific since it is a theft-relevant part. There are aftermarket ECU repair shops that can clear the VIN of a used ECU and program in your VIN. After...
12-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By bbirdwell

You'll want to creep around the W211 AMG...

You'll want to creep around the W211 AMG sub-forum. Lots of technically-minded folks there with E55s and E63s.
12-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By bbirdwell

Don't weld it. Jump4hx on the W211 AMG forum did...

Don't weld it. Jump4hx on the W211 AMG forum did just that and his differential snapped an axle on the other side of the country from his home. It was quite the adventure. Watch his video.
...
12-03-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By bbirdwell

You have to use STAR to clear the error code in...

You have to use STAR to clear the error code in the TCU after replacing the conductor plate.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-03-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,918
Posted By bbirdwell

You will find significant amounts of DIY info on...

You will find significant amounts of DIY info on the other site (benzworld) in the W210 stickies. Pelican Parts also has some great DIY posts in the tech section. Lots of technical info on this site...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-03-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By bbirdwell

It could be the shock absorbers. I've read of a...

It could be the shock absorbers. I've read of a couple of cases where the owner installed replacement shock absorbers and the car was suddenly 2" higher.
12-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,264
Posted By bbirdwell

This website needs to upgrade the software so...

This website needs to upgrade the software so photos will upload.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By bbirdwell

If the hose is cracked or broken, then dirty air...

If the hose is cracked or broken, then dirty air can/will bypass the air filter and enter the air intake of the compressor causing excess wear to the vanes in the pump.
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