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12-25-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,203
Posted By csumt76

I didn't get a full pic of the truck. It was...

I didn't get a full pic of the truck. It was pretty dirty. Hope that helps, they could easily be painted but on black it's not too bad.
12-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,071
Posted By csumt76

There's a possibility you have an issue with the...

There's a possibility you have an issue with the body side harness on the engine module chafing on the high pressure fuel pump bracket. It can short out one of the chassis cans/drive train can and...
12-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,203
Posted By csumt76

Appreciate the reply! I actually found some 1"...

Appreciate the reply! I actually found some 1" black plugs from a local specialty hardware store that fit perfect. The trick was the depth of the plug on the upper hole, as the threaded area is very...
12-21-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,203
Posted By csumt76

Spare tire removed! Need help...

I've searched and I haven't found any great options to plug the holes in the rear door once the spare tire is removed. The hole is 25mm, just curious if anyone else has done this and found something...
06-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By csumt76

I need this thing gone guys.. Make offer, or I'm...

I need this thing gone guys.. Make offer, or I'm going to trash it. Might be a good investment if you want to paint it black, or have some pits/damage on yours. A dealer sells this grille for $500+
05-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By csumt76

FS New in box W212 10-13 Front Grille

I've got a brand new in box grille for a 10-13 E.

Asking 300 shipped

paypal/email [email protected]
08-24-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 53,316
Posted By csumt76

Have any of you have gents popped out the trim in...

Have any of you have gents popped out the trim in between your front cup holders and looked at the bottom of it? :y
08-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By csumt76

FS: OE 212 Door/Window Trim and Grille

I have a set of door and window chrome trim that came off of a 2011 E63. I also have the factory grille. You could buy these and get them painted black, then just slap them on the car. I do not have...
01-16-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By csumt76

Wheels have been sold... Thanks guys

Wheels have been sold... Thanks guys
12-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By csumt76

Not yet...

Not yet...
12-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By csumt76

Not sure on the exact width/offset, would have to...

Not sure on the exact width/offset, would have to go look. It's not mine, but here's a few pics.
11-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By csumt76

Pm sent

Pm sent
11-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By csumt76

2011 19" E63 Wheels.... 14 miles on them.

I posted these previously as potentially being for sale. I have been given the green light to let them go.

2011 19" E63 AMG wheels with original Continental ContiSportContacts.. Exact mileage on...
06-12-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,327
Posted By csumt76

W212 19" AMG wheels

I have a set of factory 19's from a 2011 E63 with tires. They have about 13 miles on them. I only found the 18's on eBay, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of money they might bring.

If you...
Forum: W212 AMG
02-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,135
Posted By csumt76

Sweet, I look forward to seeing the pics. I'm on...

Sweet, I look forward to seeing the pics. I'm on the fence about those bits on this car, but I don't have much say in the matter... It's not mine!! :p:
Forum: W212 AMG
02-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,135
Posted By csumt76

Just wanted to update... Since I last posted we...

Just wanted to update... Since I last posted we have disassembled the door handles, done the chrome trim in matte black and installed the matte factory center caps. We also added smoked side markers...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,936
Posted By csumt76

Did you get it taken care of? I haven't...

Did you get it taken care of? I haven't personally replaced a halogen bulb on a 212... But normally there is a spring type retainer or a rotating lock ring for the bulb. Make sure to note the...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-16-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,936
Posted By csumt76

He said headlight bulb?? Do you have xenon...

He said headlight bulb??

Do you have xenon or halogen lights? Being a 2010, I would assume the vehicle is still under warranty. The dealer should be able to fix that free of charge.
Forum: W212 AMG
01-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,135
Posted By csumt76

Thanks, the owner is very pleased with it. I dig...

Thanks, the owner is very pleased with it. I dig the white car you have as well. :y
Forum: W212 AMG
01-15-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,135
Posted By csumt76

Thanks! There's also still lube on the tires. It...

Thanks! There's also still lube on the tires. It was raining this morning, so we didn't bother with that. Hoping to get better pics soon.
Forum: W212 AMG
01-15-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,135
Posted By csumt76

designo Magno Platinum 2011(pic)

Just finished up and delivered this car to a client today..

2011 E 63, designo Magno Platinum, CF interior, NightView, Pano, P2.

20x8.5, 20x10 ADV-5.1 flowspec, 245/30/20 and 285/25/20 Pirelli...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-13-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,390
Posted By csumt76

They probably failed to drain the oil cooler, or...

They probably failed to drain the oil cooler, or simply added too much oil. If i'm not mistaken it calls for 8.8 liters or 9.3qts.

.....you would be amazed what some "techs" will do.
Forum: W219
01-09-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,302
Posted By csumt76

[QUOTE=ITSEL33;4447168]This problem is back...

[QUOTE=ITSEL33;4447168]This problem is back again. Its been to the dealer at least 6 times in the last yr. for this noise, most recently 6 weeks ago. That visit they changed the ac compressor, belt...
01-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,230
Posted By csumt76

That vid says it's a M137 engine, not a...

That vid says it's a M137 engine, not a M275(biturbo). :y
Forum: W212 AMG
11-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,408
Posted By csumt76

295 PZERO = torn wheel liners and cut wiring...

295 PZERO = torn wheel liners and cut wiring harness to the shocks/level sensors

Seems that the fitment is much tighter on the 212/207. I have also seen a bent(slightly) front wheel on a E550...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-25-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,060
Posted By csumt76

Maybe you need to find someone to work on your...

Maybe you need to find someone to work on your car that knows what they are doing. :D
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,060
Posted By csumt76

I don't pop up here often anymore, but I know...

I don't pop up here often anymore, but I know what I'm talking about buddy. cheers
Forum: W212 AMG
11-24-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,408
Posted By csumt76

Stay with the stock size. Do NOT put a 295 on the...

Stay with the stock size. Do NOT put a 295 on the factory wheel. I say this from my own experience.

Wider/Taller tires are not the answer for rear traction. The solution would be more weight...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,060
Posted By csumt76

Does anybody know of a single vehicle that has...

Does anybody know of a single vehicle that has suffered catastrophic damage from this small fuel leak?

The campaign on the E55 sending unit involved inspecting it for cracks, if a crack was...
05-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,772
Posted By csumt76

The difference in feeling at light throttle take...

The difference in feeling at light throttle take off has to do with the torque converter. A 500 and a TT V12 are two totally different animals. The feeling is quite like putting a converter with a...
05-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By csumt76

What year and model?

What year and model?
05-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By csumt76

still for sale.. $150 shipped If interested,...

still for sale.. $150 shipped

If interested, please email me at [email protected], I can't login here while at work. Thanks.
05-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,729
Posted By csumt76

It will feel like a pig if it's not engaging......

It will feel like a pig if it's not engaging... True story, a friend of mine worked on an SL55 and found out that the blower belt was gone. Owner did not even complain about the massive lack of...
05-16-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By csumt76

I don't have an answer for you, sorry.

I don't have an answer for you, sorry.
05-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By csumt76

http://wireless4mb.com/page18/assets/phmhibt12-3-0...

http://wireless4mb.com/page18/assets/phmhibt12-3-09.pdf

I was using the iphone3g. Which phone do you have? I could try it in my car.
05-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,104
Posted By csumt76

Doesn't MB make a special tool funnel with a...

Doesn't MB make a special tool funnel with a filter in it?
05-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,970
Posted By csumt76

She's right.... that's gay. You already have the...

She's right.... that's gay. You already have the badges, a redundant plate is not cool the least bit.
05-08-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By csumt76

MHI Bluetooth puck.. B67875878

I have this bluetooth puck for sale out of my 2008 E350. It works great, nothing wrong with it at all. Please make offer. Thanks
04-04-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,153
Posted By csumt76

Check for any loose hoses on the back side of the...

Check for any loose hoses on the back side of the filter boxes. Perhaps the left side.... an air filter swap should in no way illuminate the check engine light on your vehicle. :-)
03-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,435
Posted By csumt76

I like this thread.. Even a tech can learn...

I like this thread..

Even a tech can learn some things from reading the owner's manual. ;-)
03-05-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By csumt76

TTT!!!

TTT!!!
03-05-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By csumt76

TTT

TTT
02-21-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By csumt76

W211 E class tail light assembly

Have a W211 tail light sitting and collecting dust, need to get rid of it. It is the left side, possibly off a 2003-2005 model, bulb brake light. Make offer

Thanks
02-21-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By csumt76

2009-10 Black ML steering wheel w/paddle shift

I have a flawless steering wheel that will fit a 2009 or 2010 ML. It's black leather and has the paddle shifters. I'm not sure what a new one costs, but i'm sure it's a pretty penny. Make offer..
04-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By csumt76

Your roll over bar does not go completely...

Your roll over bar does not go completely vertical. The motor continuing to run is normal when pressing the button. If you have an emergency deployment, the switch/hydraulics are used to release the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-06-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By csumt76

I did one recently that had a hair over 100k...

I did one recently that had a hair over 100k miles... bill ended up being around 5g's and it still needed rear shocks, pulley and tune lol!! It ran like a champ though.
04-06-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,986
Posted By csumt76

you don't need iridium plugs... the regular...

you don't need iridium plugs... the regular joints are perfectly fine.
03-09-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By csumt76

T40.

T40.
03-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,656
Posted By csumt76

Wow. :smash: You're a moron. I said it, so what....

Wow. :smash: You're a moron. I said it, so what. I know everyone else is thinking the same.

I'm 25. I have an 08 E on Stock 18inch AMG's. 20's and cheap tires FTL! I'm not ballin' but I wouldn't...
03-03-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,340
Posted By csumt76

I don't think you will get that out of a V6.

I don't think you will get that out of a V6.
02-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By csumt76

IWC SL63???

Anybody seen this car yet? The Matte white, matte CF trimmed, brown leathered IWC SL63? Interesting to say the least. One hit dallas this week. I could probably take some pics if anyone is...
02-27-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By csumt76

I'll be rollin in one. Hopefully they offer...

I'll be rollin in one. Hopefully they offer diesel!!! ;-)
01-28-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,671
Posted By csumt76

Forget about Kleeman/55K blower swaps. Everyone...

Forget about Kleeman/55K blower swaps. Everyone knows the turbocharger is the only way to go. Problem would be getting the fuel supply and finding someone that could tune it. The 208 with M113...
01-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By csumt76

Maserati exhaust note is oh so sexy! And they...

Maserati exhaust note is oh so sexy! And they have real transmissions in them. I'd love to have one with a nice set of wheels on it bc the factory ones are generally hideous.
01-19-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,409
Posted By csumt76

Maybe these will talk my boy out of his modded...

Maybe these will talk my boy out of his modded vette and into a 65!!!!
01-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,241
Posted By csumt76

wheels and amg styling... FTW!!

wheels and amg styling... FTW!!
01-04-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,822
Posted By csumt76

If the suspension drops after sitting for 2 weeks...

If the suspension drops after sitting for 2 weeks it is not entirely abnormal. Now, if a strut bled out and was sitting on the ground overnight you would have a problem. You have a front and rear...
01-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,637
Posted By csumt76

My g/f freaks out if I'm driving a little crazy...

My g/f freaks out if I'm driving a little crazy or end up jamming the brakes for a car suddenly stopping in front of me. I remind her that we are in a Mercedes and that everything is going to be ok.
10-28-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,878
Posted By csumt76

You use the blade key, right?

You use the blade key, right?
10-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,402
Posted By csumt76

I don't even remember posting that... :p:

I don't even remember posting that... :p:
10-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By csumt76

You can purchase that impact strip if that all...

You can purchase that impact strip if that all you messed up. I had a smudge on mine that I found yesterday.... I have no clue how it got there.

I wouldn't reccomend anybody doing this, but I...
Forum: W219
10-03-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 376,553
Posted By csumt76

RIP.

RIP.
09-07-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By csumt76

True that... and most of the time they reuse the...

True that... and most of the time they reuse the old o-rings so you get leaks.
08-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,655
Posted By csumt76

I don't know any MB tech that would not change...

I don't know any MB tech that would not change your oil. I've known quite a few over the past five years. A different group of guys turn wrenches on high end cars.
08-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,354
Posted By csumt76

If I was around you, I'd fix it for only a...

If I was around you, I'd fix it for only a quarter million.... :p:
Forum: W219
08-04-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By csumt76

holy moly... two tone with matching guts? What...

holy moly... two tone with matching guts? What wheels are you going with?
08-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,469
Posted By csumt76

I tucked mine behind my state inspection sticker....

I tucked mine behind my state inspection sticker. Done deal...
08-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,506
Posted By csumt76

Why don't you just tell them to slap on some...

Why don't you just tell them to slap on some shocks/struts/springs off a non airmatic car? Take the pump off but leave the hoses and wiring. The code airmatic out of the car.. done deal.
07-29-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,058
Posted By csumt76

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: W219
07-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,192
Posted By csumt76

Nice truck.

Nice truck.
07-16-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By csumt76

Sounds like a good starting point. :nix:

Sounds like a good starting point. :nix:
07-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By csumt76

I wouldn't get the primacy. They are on eternal...

I wouldn't get the primacy. They are on eternal backorder for the rear of the 203 C class. At least where I am at.

I was worried about the ProContacts on my previous E bc I was never a big fan of...
07-09-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By csumt76

Haha!! PM sent.

Haha!! PM sent.
07-07-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,312
Posted By csumt76

Stock sport suspension on 20's.

Stock sport suspension on 20's.
07-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By csumt76

I'm sure I'll be driving one before too long....

I'm sure I'll be driving one before too long. :slap:
07-07-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By csumt76

Eh. I'll just leave it as is. I've had cars much...

Eh. I'll just leave it as is. I've had cars much faster and a 1000cc sport bike so this car doesn't do anything for my speed needs.
07-06-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By csumt76

Yea it could some some wheels and tint, but I...

Yea it could some some wheels and tint, but I might just leave it alone...
07-06-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By csumt76

New E350!!! Best one yet...

I love this freaking car.

2008 Arctic white/black
designo burl walnut
P1
Pano roof
I pod
AMG package
05-27-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,802
Posted By csumt76

Nice pic at 1:32pm... haha. :eek:

Nice pic at 1:32pm... haha. :eek:
05-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,561
Posted By csumt76

door handle takes about 30 seconds to pull of so...

door handle takes about 30 seconds to pull of so I don't think you will be saving much. A T20 torx should remove the handle trim piece to the rear of the handle and then the handle slides out to the...
05-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By csumt76

Have you seen the commercial for the C63? The...

Have you seen the commercial for the C63? The seats, suspension, engine/trans will make up for the door sills and trunk closer. Oh, the E doesnt play DVD's... The new C is a totally different car...
04-26-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By csumt76

You are correct

You are correct
04-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,362
Posted By csumt76

Your car has a mind of it's own. When you pull...

Your car has a mind of it's own. When you pull the key out and lock it it is still awake...
04-14-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By csumt76

Clear corner lights?

Where should I buy these? I am missing the left front and figured I would just pick up some clear units instead of spending an arm and a leg on a factory piece.

I noticed many for sale on ebay,...
03-28-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,536
Posted By csumt76

wanna trade? I have an 07 E350 and 94 C280.... :p:

wanna trade? I have an 07 E350 and 94 C280.... :p:
03-05-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,094
Posted By csumt76

:p::p::p::p: Looks like they took the hood off of...

:p::p::p::p: Looks like they took the hood off of the GL!!!!!!!
01-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By csumt76

I know someone that could do that in Dallas. ...

I know someone that could do that in Dallas.

I like the adjustability of the Renntech module, but wish it was more of a "plug and play" install.
01-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By csumt76

The tires are way toooo big for an E as well.

The tires are way toooo big for an E as well.
12-29-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,767
Posted By csumt76

Replace the stop lamp switch already!!!! ...

Replace the stop lamp switch already!!!!

remove three T25 torx on the left underdash panel, pull it down a little, shine a flash light in there so you can see the switch, reach your hand in and...
12-26-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,767
Posted By csumt76

If you have worn into the sensor, it will display...

If you have worn into the sensor, it will display "brake WEAR- visit workshop"

something else is wrong, probably stop lamp switch...
12-23-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By csumt76

1. Aux. battery most likely 2. never heard...

1. Aux. battery most likely

2. never heard of it

3. Does the noise change when you turn the steering wheel?
Yes---> check p/s fluid level
No---> Does it increase with engine rpm? If...
12-23-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,651
Posted By csumt76

You're not the only one... My experience....

You're not the only one...

My experience. Client drives brand new E550 over large pothole and bubbles outer sidewall of both left side tires. The tires were replaced under her "tire warranty."...
12-12-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By csumt76

The wheels will rarely be visibly bent on the...

The wheels will rarely be visibly bent on the exterior edge. With the spokes that close to the outer edge it is much more rigid in that area. The wheels will 9/10 be bent on the inside where you can...
12-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,760
Posted By csumt76

(Ay, who i be?) Rubber band man Wild as the...

(Ay, who i be?)
Rubber band man
Wild as the Taliban
9 in my right
45 in my other hand.
(who i'm is?)
Call me trouble man
always in trouble man
worth a couple hundred grand
chevys, all colors...
12-11-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By csumt76

Whaaa, OBO? I'm confused, which engine do they...

Whaaa, OBO? I'm confused, which engine do they fit?
12-07-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By csumt76

www.oempartsdirect.com

www.oempartsdirect.com
12-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,612
Posted By csumt76

A kid at my work has the Mazda... I was pretty...

A kid at my work has the Mazda... I was pretty damn impressed. They squeeze some acceleration out of that little four banger. What is it factory? 265hp or something?
12-02-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By csumt76

Yea, what tires do you have on there?

Yea, what tires do you have on there?
12-02-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By csumt76

save your money...

save your money...
12-02-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,552
Posted By csumt76

something like that...;)

something like that...;)
12-02-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By csumt76

nice ones

nice ones
11-29-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,552
Posted By csumt76

That is absolutely right, but a problem with the...

That is absolutely right, but a problem with the starter will not give a check engine light.

I have seen a couple instances where a bad camshaft position sensor will not allow the engine to...
11-29-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By csumt76

I'd say 25k, if you drive easily.

I'd say 25k, if you drive easily.
11-29-2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,552
Posted By csumt76

crankshaft position sensor... done deal.

crankshaft position sensor... done deal.
11-27-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By csumt76

Yea, I think I might need to put it in the weeds...

Yea, I think I might need to put it in the weeds like yours now. :p:
11-27-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By csumt76

Been there, done that... I'll sell you mine for...

Been there, done that... I'll sell you mine for $800.

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/1971/rimzzztn9.png (http://imageshack.us)
11-25-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By csumt76

Yes, 18" AMG staggered 5 spoke. They came with...

Yes, 18" AMG staggered 5 spoke. They came with the E class on either the 2007 Saks edition or the 2008 with AMG sport package. They have Continental ContiPro Contact tires, 265/35 in the rear and...
11-25-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By csumt76

Talking New RIMS again!!

Wellllll, I got a hold of some Saks/08' AMG wheels. What do ya think? :p:

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/667/e350amgkp1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)...
11-17-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,875
Posted By csumt76

Seriously, buy the radiator and have them flush...

Seriously, buy the radiator and have them flush the trans fluid. There are machines that connect in line with the radiator and will completely remove all of the old fluid.

The worst I have seen...
11-09-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By csumt76

I enjoy the responses in this thread. Honestly, I...

I enjoy the responses in this thread. Honestly, I have only seen these cars in the shop for...... mainly tire replacement!! Seriously the 550 is a beast. The only thing I have seen go wrong so far...
11-09-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,084
Posted By csumt76

No ****. If your warranty start date and mileage...

No ****. If your warranty start date and mileage are past, that would mean that you no longer have warranty.
11-06-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,807
Posted By csumt76

I'm not diggin' the wheels.

I'm not diggin' the wheels.
11-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,084
Posted By csumt76

If one key works... and the other does not you...

If one key works... and the other does not you pretty much have it figured out.

1. The batteries are low/dead
2. The key is not working.(would be covered under warranty)
11-04-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By csumt76

Did you not post about this before? Check the...

Did you not post about this before? Check the trans fluid... If it looks like koolaid you need a new radiator and a transmission flush.
11-04-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By csumt76

No big deal??? Sounds like at least $300 to me....

No big deal??? Sounds like at least $300 to me....
11-04-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,909
Posted By csumt76

Something like that.... and the accumulator is...

Something like that.... and the accumulator is available seperately. All you have to do is deactivate the system, unscrew the resevoir, pop the new one on and bleed it.
10-28-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,336
Posted By csumt76

I'll be getting one for sure.

I'll be getting one for sure.
10-27-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,922
Posted By csumt76

How much labor? The balljoint should be 1.8hrs or...

How much labor? The balljoint should be 1.8hrs or so, then maybe another 1.5 for the thrust arm and busing. Conservatively say 3.5hrs, $750 for labor is an ass-raping.
10-27-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,717
Posted By csumt76

Interesting... I haven't heard this "noise" from...

Interesting... I haven't heard this "noise" from either of my E350's. The last one I put 20K on and this one has 11K on it. Nor have I heard a complaint about this noise before.
10-21-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,532
Posted By csumt76

07 E350:y

07 E350:y
10-20-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,532
Posted By csumt76

12% off MSRP, 27 month lease, $189/month, zero...

12% off MSRP, 27 month lease, $189/month, zero down
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By csumt76

That was bracket racing... notice how the...

That was bracket racing... notice how the announcer called out the "dial-in." They stagger the tree based on the differences in the dial in time. That way, they are "supposed" to get to the traps at...
10-16-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,824
Posted By csumt76

Well, nobody else did..... BUT 18 FOOT...

Well, nobody else did.....

BUT 18 FOOT RIMS!!!!! DAAAMN!
10-12-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,493
Posted By csumt76

Like I said, have the dealer change the rotors...

Like I said, have the dealer change the rotors and bring the torque wrench when you pick it up. Prove to an authoritative figure that the lug bolts are extremely overtorqued. If they don't agree to...
10-11-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By csumt76

That's childs play. If you don't like the first...

That's childs play. If you don't like the first answer, get a second opinion. Also, the younger guys may be more in tune on how to do this, and a little monetary contribution doesn't hurt.
10-11-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,493
Posted By csumt76

I'm gonna go ahead and think outside the box...

I'm gonna go ahead and think outside the box here. If your bolts call for a torque spec of.... well let's just say 90Nm..... that sounds like a nice number for a midsize German sedan. If you set the...
10-10-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,493
Posted By csumt76

When you have them change the rotors, bring your...

When you have them change the rotors, bring your torque wrench with you and check them before you leave the service drive. Then get the service manager out there and explain to him that when they do...
10-09-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,493
Posted By csumt76

Possible... Personally I have not seen it on OE...

Possible... Personally I have not seen it on OE rotors. Most of those impact guns are adjustable and they will reach or be just below the tq spec on the lo setting.

Do you have aftermarket lug...
10-05-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By csumt76

They have only reached the tip of the iceberg my...

They have only reached the tip of the iceberg my friend. I believe the next "bi-turbo" V8's will top the V12, then who knows what will happen with the dual ignition engines...
10-05-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By csumt76

Placing an "X-pipe" in the exhaust system was...

Placing an "X-pipe" in the exhaust system was first used in Nascar... Before that, most systems had straight pipes or an H crossover(a straight pipe joining the two sides.) The X pipe helps to...
10-02-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,227
Posted By csumt76

What year is the car? It is no longer possible...

What year is the car? It is no longer possible for the dealer to delete this as of the 2006 model year.
09-28-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,438
Posted By csumt76

You talking payments/gas/insurance total? I guess...

You talking payments/gas/insurance total? I guess that would put me at...
around 11-12% on my E class. I also have a bike and a truck, yikes!!!!! Time to sell them all and get a hoopty.
09-28-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By csumt76

Honestly I don't really LIKE these wheels or the...

Honestly I don't really LIKE these wheels or the Sport stockers... problem is I don't have the stockers so I might have to wait a while to get my hands on some.
09-28-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By csumt76

Ya I hear you, but like I said they were free.

Ya I hear you, but like I said they were free.
09-27-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By csumt76

Well, I took the 20's off b/c with the sport...

Well, I took the 20's off b/c with the sport suspension and the tire I was running they would touch the fenders if I took a sharp turn into a parking lot with a steep incline.

Yes, they use the...
09-27-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By csumt76

The dealer does not have the equipment to...

The dealer does not have the equipment to "reprogram" the key, they come from the PDC's when ordered by VIN etc... and you can't send one back to them and have them do it either. So you buy a new...
09-27-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By csumt76

New Wheels!!! Check it..

Well, I took the twenty inchers off of my car. These are the 7 spoke wheels off the CLS with Pirelli P6 tires... 245/40/18 in front and 275/35/18 rear. I also changed out the center caps to the...
09-12-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,917
Posted By csumt76

That's a sweet ride man, I'm glad you are happy...

That's a sweet ride man, I'm glad you are happy with it.

P.S.-Watch those rear tires!!:zoom:
09-11-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,920
Posted By csumt76

Hahahahhaha, I have seen PLENTY of these "AMG...

Hahahahhaha, I have seen PLENTY of these "AMG package" cars and none of them come off the truck with AMG badges on the trunk.... I'm just telling you.

If it came off a truck and it had an AMG...
09-10-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,668
Posted By csumt76

Anything with the 550 runs...

Anything with the 550 runs hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-04-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,315
Posted By csumt76

Don't worry, I'll be getting one.... and then you...

Don't worry, I'll be getting one.... and then you guys will learn to love it. I'm just telling you. This is nothing new, anytime a new model is introduced. Initially it seems extreme, ugly, or...
09-03-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,822
Posted By csumt76

Will you be my mentor? Car looks very...

Will you be my mentor?

Car looks very clean/cali like with the painted grill and no tint. Very clean and tasteful. I dig that 63 as well.
09-01-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By csumt76

Check the fluid level... could be the slightest...

Check the fluid level... could be the slightest bit low.
08-30-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By csumt76

Ha, that guy's not very intelligent. I wouldn't...

Ha, that guy's not very intelligent. I wouldn't call it older software, just that a newer version was available in the DAS version. Flush both control units? Doesn't make sense... It's called S C...
08-27-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By csumt76

What brand of wheels are they? Are you sure that...

What brand of wheels are they? Are you sure that they are hub-centric? Do you have pictures of them?

What brand and size of tire are you running?
08-27-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,294
Posted By csumt76

Should have been 720 days or approximately 13000...

Should have been 720 days or approximately 13000 miles.
08-24-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By csumt76

Haha, that is no joke. The one I saw had 30 miles...

Haha, that is no joke. The one I saw had 30 miles on the clock(straight off the truck) and the rear tires were scrubbed in like they had been tracking it for that 30 miles to make sure it...
08-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,798
Posted By csumt76

Ha, I got screwed something like this.. I posted...

Ha, I got screwed something like this.. I posted my previous car on swap-a-lease to get out of it early. I had a payment coming up, so instead of being delinquent I went ahead and sent the money in...
08-23-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By csumt76

Let me see if I can help you out... can you not...

Let me see if I can help you out... can you not use imageshack.us at work?

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8576/clkblack1bd8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
...
08-22-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By csumt76

I don't think those pictures do them justice..

I don't think those pictures do them justice..
08-19-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By csumt76

Holla at me!

Holla at me!
08-16-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By csumt76

:confused: Are you serious?

:confused: Are you serious?
08-15-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,289
Posted By csumt76

Easy.. 1. Raise front of vehicle, support...

Easy..

1. Raise front of vehicle, support with stands.
2.Remove wheel
3. Release hood and disconnect air line from top of air strut.
4. Remove 3 13mm nuts that hold strut to tower.
5. Remove...
08-13-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By csumt76

Damn, I am good... :D So did they still charge...

Damn, I am good... :D So did they still charge you for the diagnosis??:p:
08-12-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,376
Posted By csumt76

I don't know man... I think it looks ok with...

I don't know man... I think it looks ok with those rims. Just get them and give the car to me, then find something better.. deal? :p:
08-06-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,972
Posted By csumt76

A little...:naughty: I like this first one. ...

A little...:naughty: I like this first one.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8971/img0405ll0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5886/img0407jk1.jpg...
08-04-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,248
Posted By csumt76

I've had an 06 and 07 E now... and they always...

I've had an 06 and 07 E now... and they always take a bit to blow "cold" air on hot/sunny days. If you know how the system works, it shouldn't be that hard to understand. The logic of the control...
08-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By csumt76

Just a problem with the dealer software... nobody...

Just a problem with the dealer software... nobody could explain it to me either. I've seen that where it worked the other way around and showed that the warranty was longer than it should be. The...
08-04-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,822
Posted By csumt76

nice grill, almost didn't notice.

nice grill, almost didn't notice.
08-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By csumt76

You have low refrigerant, the air passing the...

You have low refrigerant, the air passing the evaporator is using up the cooling capacity. Half way through the evaporator it is already hot gas. The most common leak I have seen on the 211 is the...
08-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By csumt76

I've never heard of BK, only BG. And it is a...

I've never heard of BK, only BG. And it is a system that hooks inline to either of the cooler lines entering the radiator. It takes exactly 12 qts of ATF and does exactly what it claims. IMO, one of...
08-02-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By csumt76

That depends on how much $$$ you want to spend?

That depends on how much $$$ you want to spend?
08-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By csumt76

Only a 2 year old car with almost 100 thousand...

Only a 2 year old car with almost 100 thousand miles on it..... I'd expect some maintenance to take place.
08-01-2007, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By csumt76

Seems a little early, but I wouldn't say that it...

Seems a little early, but I wouldn't say that it isn't possible. Who is your advisor over there?
07-31-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,379
Posted By csumt76

I don't particulary like the first three...

I don't particulary like the first three pictures, cars are nice though.

If I was going to use one, I would use the solo shot of the 65. The car catches my attention.
07-31-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By csumt76

Well, that all depends on who is working on the...

Well, that all depends on who is working on the car... on the second one the technician/shop foreman would have to prove that the wrong fuel caused the failure and in that case you would be making an...
07-31-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By csumt76

I have yet to see warranty deny anything......

I have yet to see warranty deny anything... unless maybe you still had the nitrous kit installed in the car and the pistons were sitting in the underpanels.
07-29-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By csumt76

1. No 2. Does it run like **** or not start? ...

1. No
2. Does it run like **** or not start?
4. Depends really on who is doing/how much gas is in there/if it is at the injectors
5. I would say filters, fresh fuel, 3-6 hours labor...
07-29-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,972
Posted By csumt76

Nice ride...:p:

Nice ride...:p:
07-29-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By csumt76

This happens all the time. They will have to...

This happens all the time. They will have to drain the tank, and replace all the fuel filters. It takes some patience to try and get the gasoline out of the fuel rail/pump/injectors.
07-24-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

Put the car back to the way it was. You are...

Put the car back to the way it was. You are s.o.l. unless you repair or replace the cable that entered pin one of the nav connector. The other cable(pin 2) will lead to pin one of the AGW...
07-24-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

Does the sound work.. If so, you have a complete...

Does the sound work.. If so, you have a complete and locked MOST ring. However, since the AGW is still coded that NAV is present it takes extra time at startup atttempting to wake up the NAV...
07-21-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,974
Posted By csumt76

You could have... 1. Low steering fluid ...

You could have...

1. Low steering fluid

2. Noisy A/C compressor

3. Noisy upper idler pulley.

Internet diagnosis predicts a %70 chance that it is #2.
07-21-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

I could fix it in my driveway in an hour or less....

I could fix it in my driveway in an hour or less. :p:
07-20-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

I think I went over this in my previous post. An...

I think I went over this in my previous post. An adapter cable is installed into the audio gateway and the pin removed from the gateway is placed into the empty slot of the adapter.
07-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By csumt76

Preach on!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preach on!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-19-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

I am employed by some Germans and I know a thing...

I am employed by some Germans and I know a thing or two. :p:
07-18-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

I have no idea.. I didn't get the P# from EPC,...

I have no idea.. I didn't get the P# from EPC, nor do I have the capability to look up the second number. If I had to guess, it would be the electrical connector containing the power/ground/most...
07-18-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By csumt76

Some of you guys kill me with the comments about...

Some of you guys kill me with the comments about techs being parts changers. :crazy:

One of those optical cables and connector is only a small cable that is used when the nav processor is added......
07-12-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By csumt76

I guess you could say my rims were DSL's.. ...

I guess you could say my rims were DSL's..

the pic doesn't do justice but you could fit a cigarette pack length wise on the rear wheels.

I like those Lowenharts!
07-11-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By csumt76

Sorry guys, I picked it up last night.... I'll...

Sorry guys, I picked it up last night.... I'll get pics up after I clean it. :rolf:
07-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By csumt76

So you can insert and remove discs but it just...

So you can insert and remove discs but it just won't read them?

I forget the exact fuse# for the CDC but pop off the left side cover on the dash and the chart is in there. If you pull the fuse and...
07-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By csumt76

Fixed!!!:y

Fixed!!!:y
Forum: W219
06-28-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,523
Posted By csumt76

Wow... why do some people have to go around...

Wow... why do some people have to go around counting some other guys money? Who cares, don't be a hater.
06-28-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,821
Posted By csumt76

The 2003 model year W211 has both sensors.

The 2003 model year W211 has both sensors.
06-27-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,821
Posted By csumt76

Now you have me trying to figure out when the IR...

Now you have me trying to figure out when the IR sensor was removed from the passenger side on the W211. Every single 2003 I have seen is equipped with it.
06-26-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,821
Posted By csumt76

You may have a problem with the IR sensor in the...

You may have a problem with the IR sensor in the door handle. Try it with the key directly over the sensor, and do it on both the driver and passenger side. It's not related to disconnecting the...
06-20-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,775
Posted By csumt76

The only thing changed on the car is... window...

The only thing changed on the car is...
window tint
removed daimler sticker in window
wheels/tires

Grill is the factory 07 piece
06-20-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By csumt76

The reason that no malfunction is displayed while...

The reason that no malfunction is displayed while you are driving and the engine simply dies, is because the crankshaft position sensor is simply an input to the control module which it uses to...
06-20-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By csumt76

Sheeeeesh, I must have done about 15 heat...

Sheeeeesh, I must have done about 15 heat exchanger valves and one billllllion blower regulators.
06-20-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By csumt76

Good thing you didn't take that bet!

Good thing you didn't take that bet!
06-19-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By csumt76

We could always toss a dry nitrous kit on it....

We could always toss a dry nitrous kit on it. Compucar makes a "nitrous in a bag" that could be easily removed. Besides, you couldn't blow it up on a small shot no matter how hard you tried!...
06-19-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By csumt76

Yea, just think... they use temp. agencies to...

Yea, just think... they use temp. agencies to find the guys/girls that shuffle the cars around!!!
06-19-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,775
Posted By csumt76

24 years young. 07 E350, and I also have a...

24 years young.

07 E350, and I also have a money pit of a 2005 R1. I, however, do not claim to possess any wealth whatsoever. :p:
Forum: W211 AMG
06-17-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,675
Posted By csumt76

Nice call.

Nice call.
06-15-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By csumt76

If it is the crankshaft sensor, you should be...

If it is the crankshaft sensor, you should be able to get it restarted next time by waiting for the engine/sensor to cool off. I guess you could use the water hose at the gas station to speed up the...
06-15-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,152
Posted By csumt76

pop open the left fog lamp opening in the...

pop open the left fog lamp opening in the underpanel, and take a peek at the a/c line going from the condenser up to the receiver/drier. Pretty popular for that line to leak at the joint of the...
06-15-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By csumt76

The fault codes will remain stored in the control...

The fault codes will remain stored in the control module regardless.

I would guess fuel mixture adaptations, because of a faulty air mass sensor. Chances are you have faults for the left and...
06-12-2007, 09:03 AM
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Posted By csumt76

Haha, funny how something so simple can go so...

Haha, funny how something so simple can go so wrong sometimes.

FYI, I used to rotate/balance the tires on my 06 350 about every 3k miles. I would usually notice a slight shimmy/vibration at...
06-11-2007, 12:08 PM
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Views: 1,479
Posted By csumt76

Haha, chances are you will forget the "quirks"...

Haha, chances are you will forget the "quirks" after that. That thing is a monster! :D

PS: Save money for rear tires.
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