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04-02-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By CA_E55

I am surprised you would need new pads after 40k...

I am surprised you would need new pads after 40k miles.........

Its hard to tell from the picture, the disc has to be measured to give a qualitative recommendation. However, the condition of the...
02-06-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,972
Posted By CA_E55

Wink Is it a Benz or AMG cleaner or can I choose the...

Is it a Benz or AMG cleaner or can I choose the logo?
01-21-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 55,012
Posted By CA_E55

[/left] 900 whp must have been a...

[/left]
900 whp must have been a typo.........with those compressor housings 900 whp is never going to happen, they simply are not able to move enough air
12-28-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By CA_E55

Always change the pads and disks together.

Always change the pads and disks together.
05-18-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By CA_E55

Luckily I have the LED's, so I wont be test...

Luckily I have the LED's, so I wont be test driving your write up - but even without, it was a pleasure to peruse your work. Really awesome work, thanks for sharing!
I also suggest a raise...
04-02-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By CA_E55

I previously had a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid...

I previously had a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid with a similar lower range vs. the claimed range, although the advertised range was 50 miles - seems to be a typical marketing plot of claiming a good...
03-25-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By CA_E55

BTW.........did you read this? ...

BTW.........did you read this?

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/652063-c350e-charging.html

sounds like a good explanation for the range discrepancy........
03-25-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By CA_E55

Curious - does your range indicator show 30 km...

Curious - does your range indicator show 30 km after a full charge? I just got a C350e and the most the range indicator shows is 23km...........on my way to the dealer :-(
03-24-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By CA_E55

I don't think there is a fan belt - - the engine...

I don't think there is a fan belt - - the engine cooling fan is electric. The accessory drive belt will not break except if there is something broken, e.g. AC pump seized? alternator seized?
11-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By CA_E55

Free air filters SL65

I have a set of Mann air filters in case anybody is interested - just pay shipping from CA.

C25 110-2 - the box says one piece, but there are 2 inside, when I ordered them for my car I thought I...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By CA_E55

This is definitely a 2 person job - do not...

This is definitely a 2 person job - do not underestimate the implications, the safety to you, the environment and what it could do to your dog. Not even the Stig is so daring as to attempt this task...
07-10-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By CA_E55

Sunday cruise.....

....on the German Autobahn, below the speed limit, but close to the speed-limiter :eek:
02-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By CA_E55

On my '05 E55 with key-loss-go: -insert key...

On my '05 E55 with key-loss-go:

-insert key and turn to first position
-use steering wheel page key to go to outside temp readout on display
-push trip reset button 3 times in quick succession...
02-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By CA_E55

You should be able to do much better - e.g. I...

You should be able to do much better - e.g. I have a 07 SL65 with 22K miles for sale $71K :eek:
02-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,645
Posted By CA_E55

The bigger question is - why do you need to...

The bigger question is - why do you need to replace the pads after 24K miles? Did you track the car? If you didn't, take the wheels off and check the pads with a flashlight - maybe it's the sensor,...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,736
Posted By CA_E55

I said they don't mix, not that they are not...

I said they don't mix, not that they are not connected... subtle difference
Forum: W211 AMG
01-27-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,736
Posted By CA_E55

Its a long story - my point is that by using...

Its a long story - my point is that by using common sense, everybody should realize that if the temperature in the engine radiator AND intercooler h/e were the same, what would be the point of having...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,736
Posted By CA_E55

Well, for starters - why even bother if the 2...

Well, for starters - why even bother if the 2 circuits had the same temperature?

Assuming they were the same temperature is tantamount to say engineers at AMG are as or more retarded than every...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,736
Posted By CA_E55

For obvious reasons - TOTALLY wrong!

For obvious reasons - TOTALLY wrong!
11-20-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By CA_E55

The oil level readings while the engine is...

The oil level readings while the engine is running are useless - get a reading after the engine stopped for about 30 minutes - the reading should be at 8.5 qt.
10-22-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By CA_E55

In case you want to keep the car in good...

In case you want to keep the car in good condition and a keeper, the yearly oil change is mandatory - synthetic oil notwithstanding, chiefly because e.g. the additives the oil needs to neutralize...
10-17-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,265
Posted By CA_E55

This discussion is as old the the AMG kompressor...

This discussion is as old the the AMG kompressor engine, and totally misunderstood by the mostly non-engineers that try to use their limited knowledge to improve performance on these engines - while...
10-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,166
Posted By CA_E55

.....and how on earth do I get that picture out...

.....and how on earth do I get that picture out of my mind again???????? :X
09-29-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By CA_E55

If by parking light you refer to the small...

If by parking light you refer to the small auxillary bulb in the 'inside-lamp' assembly, you should be able to get to the bulb by popping the black cover - just push the tab on the cover and you...
05-20-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By CA_E55

If you look at the SL65 BS hood vents, they are...

If you look at the SL65 BS hood vents, they are positioned exactly behind the radiator - as in evacuation the hot air out of the engine bay and presumably increasing airflow. In theory, this could...
05-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By CA_E55

I would love to see a SL65BS hood style for the...

I would love to see a SL65BS hood style for the pre-facelift models - the weight and additional cooling one has to expect would indeed be very welcome!

That is, if I still have the SL by the time...
04-06-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By CA_E55

Nice... I wish my wheels were that clean - I like...

Nice... I wish my wheels were that clean - I like it when the inside lip shows the aluminium color, not just baked in brake dust :y
03-22-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 50,759
Posted By CA_E55

Now I am sitting at the edge of my chair.....!!!!...

Now I am sitting at the edge of my chair.....!!!! :D
03-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,131
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for the cool race...

.. to the owner of the silver BS this morning on 780 - are you on here? Your car has a sweet sounding exhaust at full tilt!! :y
03-05-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By CA_E55

Is Adams a wax or a synthetic polymer? If its the...

Is Adams a wax or a synthetic polymer? If its the former, I would go with Zaino, which is the latter - twice a year is all it takes.
02-16-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By CA_E55

It still could be a low voltage induced problem -...

It still could be a low voltage induced problem - did you have a battery tender set up for the time you didn't drive the car?
In case not, you might want to try to just remove the +plus+ battery...
02-15-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,550
Posted By CA_E55

Interesting.... I was sitting on the fence for...

Interesting.... I was sitting on the fence for one of those - now I know why I did not buy it.... :eek:
02-04-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By CA_E55

Interesting comparisons - what is puzzling with...

Interesting comparisons - what is puzzling with the Gallardo is the huge gap in performance between e.g. an 08 and the LP560-4. The LP560-4 is a ferocious animal in all acceleration tests I have...
02-04-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,325
Posted By CA_E55

You are right, I should have posted the below...

You are right, I should have posted the below turbo map as an example, its easy to see for any gearhead that even a slight increase of e.g. 10% in boost is accompanied by an increase of as much as...
02-03-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,325
Posted By CA_E55

Clueless.... :slap: .... in itself is not...

Clueless.... :slap:

.... in itself is not half as bad as being clueless and of the opinion to be an expert of a subject matter..... :slap:

Forced induction and the efficiency thereof has a huge...
02-03-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By CA_E55

there is..

... a write up, even with a small video clip, somewhere on this MB forum, try the search function and good luck :y
02-03-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,325
Posted By CA_E55

Interesting dyno run, but probably not very...

Interesting dyno run, but probably not very representative of what your car really puts to the wheels - I didn't see a large blower - or make that 3 or 4 - because for these cars to get to the power...
02-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,607
Posted By CA_E55

Here is another thought: Something a lot of...

Here is another thought: Something a lot of people are not aware of is that car charging systems are notorious for insufficient charging of really depleted batteries. Your car is a 2006, the battery...
02-02-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 50,759
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for these eyecandies - very interesting,...

Thanks for these eyecandies - very interesting, there is hardly any carbon residue in those exhaust runners...... or maybe you had some really WOT runs before they tore into the engine :p:

This is...
02-01-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By CA_E55

That video of the R8 and ZR1 has been around for...

That video of the R8 and ZR1 has been around for a while and discussed at great length in the respective forums - one of the things I found strange is that they clearly run the ZR1 on a fairly dry...
01-31-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By CA_E55

You sure...? The MTM is on a v10, I believe...

You sure...?

The MTM is on a v10, I believe its actually the RS6 engine they shoehorn in there.
01-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By CA_E55

Nav technology

The other day I had a chance to drive the new Taurus SHO with the MS Sync enabled touchscreen Nav - WOW! It seems to me there is gulf developing with the Europeans falling way behind.
I know some...
01-30-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By CA_E55

Actually both: ...

Actually both:

http://www.rs6.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20123

and the Hefner V8:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Heffnertwinturbo

talking about evil.... :X
01-30-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By CA_E55

You guys are of no help at all... :rolleyes: ...

You guys are of no help at all... :rolleyes: maybe I should move over the an R8 forum to get some encouragement :p:

Seriously, what is everybody going to drive after these wheels are tired? I...
01-29-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By CA_E55

V12 TT torque is evil....

For the last few months, I have been bitten by that new car bug, that idea that grass is always greener on the other side of the proverbial fence - it didn't help to see that menacing dark grey R8 on...
01-17-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,526
Posted By CA_E55

turbo cool down

Just visualize how a turbo works, and the answer is pretty much self evident: The turbo charger bearing housing is essentially part of the exhaust manifold and you want to make sure its not cherry...
01-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,526
Posted By CA_E55

Interesting comment, and I would agree with your...

Interesting comment, and I would agree with your conclusion. That said, I was surprised not to see a cool down function in this caliber car - e.g. the RS6 (4.2 V8) has an auxiliary water pump for...
12-23-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By CA_E55

I think a full 3" well done (mandrel bent)...

I think a full 3" well done (mandrel bent) exhaust could add some power, albeit not significant. The AMG tubes have quite a few indents and are flattened in some places - but on the material I have...
11-20-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By CA_E55

Careful, I think you are referring to the...

Careful, I think you are referring to the oil-cooler behind the passenger side fog light.

On the SL65, the IC heat exchanger is in front of the radiator.
10-19-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By CA_E55

mmmmhhhhh.... me like the garage floor!!! :y

mmmmhhhhh.... me like the garage floor!!! :y
10-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,823
Posted By CA_E55

fuel

Congrats to these numbers - jaw dropping.... :bow:

What octane rating was the fuel for the last run?
10-06-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,601
Posted By CA_E55

While I am not a fan of the 5 speed slush box, I...

While I am not a fan of the 5 speed slush box, I don't think the MB 7 speed slush box sans TQ is much of an improvement - and that is what the MCT is.

If you want an efficient gear box - you have...
09-27-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,601
Posted By CA_E55

If that line of reasoning were correct, the...

If that line of reasoning were correct, the Veyron with 50% more torque than the 65 would do with a 3 speed? For a sedan, the 5 speed slushbox makes a lot of sense, for a high performance GT, its...
09-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By CA_E55

Octane

Are these tunes done on 93 octane fuel? And if so, are the cars still drivable with 91? 93 octane is almost excotic here at the west coast....
09-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By CA_E55

Nice rides... :) How do you compare the SL63...

Nice rides... :)

How do you compare the SL63 to the SL55?
08-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,279
Posted By CA_E55

I am alwyas right - just ask my staff.... :rolf: ...

I am alwyas right - just ask my staff.... :rolf:

Albeit, that is not what I wrote - all I am sying is that hacking the code with the limited resources of the shade tree tuners will yield more...
08-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,279
Posted By CA_E55

So true, and no car enthusiast wants to hear this...

So true, and no car enthusiast wants to hear this - hope for more power springs eternal and lots of money can be made with these dreams.... :X
A few years back I worked peripherally with Porsche...
07-10-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By CA_E55

..... did you say this is the new Camaro...

..... did you say this is the new Camaro interieur????

MB - Pls subcontract this job to Audi and give us a decent cockpit :smash:
06-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By CA_E55

I would never buy a car with an old fashioned...

I would never buy a car with an old fashioned gear box anymore.... :y

What is Affalterbach to do now?
06-22-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By CA_E55

From their webpage, this will work perfect for...

From their webpage, this will work perfect for the '07 - to bad I did not know this before, I paid almost twice that much for the original MB Bluetooth dongle :eek:

Good find!
06-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By CA_E55

As a frame of reference, my stock (tires etc)...

As a frame of reference, my stock (tires etc) SL65 with traction control off will break the rear tires loose at anyting below 60 MPH. Don't try this anywhere but on straight level surface with lots...
06-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By CA_E55

If the oil conforms to MB 229.51 it should be OK,...

If the oil conforms to MB 229.51 it should be OK, and a viscosity rating of 40 is fine for FL.

As for the filter - these cars need a special fleece filter. They are available from Internet stores...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,272
Posted By CA_E55

The problem with you Marcus is that you use too...

The problem with you Marcus is that you use too much full throttle whole tilt accelaration until the turbos suck those things right down through your engine.... :rolf:

Good find - I never thought...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-25-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By CA_E55

Any tips on how to prevent engine wear on...

Any tips on how to prevent engine wear on startup, other than using a quality synthetic, and allowing the car to warm up properly?:nix:[/QUOTE]

Well, the obvious - but useless - answer is to keep...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-25-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By CA_E55

Its actually not an MB or AMG thing - its caused...

Its actually not an MB or AMG thing - its caused by the exhaust emission treatment design: Whats happening is the 'cats' don't heat up to light off the converter in the brief moment the engine runs,...
05-24-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By CA_E55

Here is the link to the AMG private lounge ...

Here is the link to the AMG private lounge

http://www.mercedes-amg.com/privatelounge/forums/showthread.php?t=4861

Please enjoy some recent images taken in Affalterbach.

The images below are...
05-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By CA_E55

What were these guys smoking????

http://www.mercedes-amg.com/privatelounge/assets/jpg/forum/showroom_5-6-2009/AMG_Showroom_07.jpg

http://www.mercedes-amg.com/privatelounge/assets/jpg/forum/showroom_5-6-2009/AMG_Showroom_08.jpg
...
05-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,776
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for sharing

Nice work and write up!

Question: Can the aiming be adjusted mechanically? I understand that the auto-leveling feature will defeat any mechanical adjustment without S/D...?
05-21-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,783
Posted By CA_E55

Well, the gear box itself is a slushbox, all MB...

Well, the gear box itself is a slushbox, all MB did was replacing the TQ with a multiplate clutch. The problem with this design is that one of the biggest inherent inefficiencies of a slushbox is...
05-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,783
Posted By CA_E55

Shocking...

Perfect gearing and lower drivetrain losses in the M5 vs. the slush-box SL. Still, the outcome is disappointing :eek: I hate to say this, but kudos to M-power.
05-19-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By CA_E55

It's just a car

Good to hear nobody got hurt!

And - is it just me or is that leather dash trash from the air bag deployment?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,667
Posted By CA_E55

Before you jump to any conclusions, you should...

Before you jump to any conclusions, you should also be aware that the adaptaion default table or map goes both ways - to Granny or Ricer, depending on your driving style.
Arguably you could shoot...
05-14-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By CA_E55

The problem is also for the battery itself -...

The problem is also for the battery itself - after 3 months without charge, the battery is pretty much history and will never fully recover.
05-12-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,714
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for your explanation, very interesting!...

Thanks for your explanation, very interesting! (for some reason I only saw your reply today..:confused:)
BTW, do yo have any explanation why AMG went to a rear oil sump vs. the MB V12TT front sump?...
05-12-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,713
Posted By CA_E55

So true! - and maybe just one more angle: What is...

So true! - and maybe just one more angle: What is the skill level of the dealer/technicians you will have this car serviced? Its a complex piece of machinery where simple driveability issues can lead...
05-12-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,191
Posted By CA_E55

Have you looked at the Aston Martin DB9...

Have you looked at the Aston Martin DB9 Convertible? Of course only if you can appreciate beauty and give up some extreme power... :zoom:
05-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 42,060
Posted By CA_E55

From your handle I deduce you have a SL65 - your...

From your handle I deduce you have a SL65 - your car does not have the center mufflers - just the very rears. Turbos and cats do most of the muffling on these engines.
05-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By CA_E55

I don't think - or know of - any updates between...

I don't think - or know of - any updates between '05 and '06. The only major update was for '07.
05-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,966
Posted By CA_E55

10 days ago I was at the dealer to to drop off a...

10 days ago I was at the dealer to to drop off a car for a recall and witnessed the whole dealership going gaga over the just delivered SL65 BS. I was offered the car (haha) i.e. no buyer yet.
This...
05-06-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By CA_E55

AMG claims the engines to be very different - but...

AMG claims the engines to be very different - but maybe they have to in order to justify the huge price difference :crazy:

One peculiar thing is that AMG moved the oil sump from the front to the...
05-04-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By CA_E55

Congrats on your new car! The sad truth is,...

Congrats on your new car!

The sad truth is, there is very little in high quality exhaust offered by aftermarket companies.
I was at the dealer the other day and some girls :eek: played with a...
05-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By CA_E55

Correction

After getting access to more pictures and engineering designs, I found that there is in fact a coolant supply (from the bottom) and rises through the t/c bearing to keep temperatures in check -...
05-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By CA_E55

aaarrrgghhhhhh...

Don't talk about window tint today to me..... just got pulled over this morning, second fine for tint in six months :crazy:
05-01-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,289
Posted By CA_E55

I have been salivating looking at your tailpipe...

I have been salivating looking at your tailpipe pictures (and shocked about all that crud on your fenders :eek: - you really drive that thing rain or shine :zoom: ) and your comments - just makes me...
04-30-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,043
Posted By CA_E55

Here is some food for thought about the Kleemann...

Here is some food for thought about the Kleemann boys: A couple of years ago, they trailered their 600+ HP E55 to an airstrip event in Sweden and got their a$$ handed to them by a stock M5 (do a...
04-29-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,289
Posted By CA_E55

I think the ride height looks perfect - anymore...

I think the ride height looks perfect - anymore than this and it looks pimped out
How is the ride now, lowered and with the 20s? Is there a noticeable difference to the down side?
04-28-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By CA_E55

Good to hear it was so minor an issue! Troubling...

Good to hear it was so minor an issue! Troubling to hear that it takes an idependent shop to figure this out - and now its :zoom:
04-28-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By CA_E55

Tuners vs. manufacturers is an extremely tilted...

Tuners vs. manufacturers is an extremely tilted playingfield - most tuners wouldn't achieve squat if they would have to work within the same parameters of emissions, noise, durabilty and warranty as...
04-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,289
Posted By CA_E55

What width wheels are these? and what tire size...

What width wheels are these? and what tire size and brand?
04-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By CA_E55

I agree, most annoying in a car with such a high...

I agree, most annoying in a car with such a high price tag. Since the individual pressures are shown in the Canadian SL version, I can only speculate this is not based on technical reasons, but...
04-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By CA_E55

I have not driven the MY '06 enough to make a...

I have not driven the MY '06 enough to make a proper comparison, but I doubt that in everyday driving you will notice the difference - that probably depends more where and how you drive the car.
...
04-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By CA_E55

There is no wire mesh on the bumpers with the...

There is no wire mesh on the bumpers with the gills, anymore. On the passenger side you can see the oil cooler, on the driver side its blocked off with a black plastic.

I like the idea of the...
04-19-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By CA_E55

The R230 chassis does not have any sway bars -...

The R230 chassis does not have any sway bars - its all done in the ABC :zoom:

...oops - except the SL65 BS, which does not have ABC
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,488
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for sharing Nick, interesting stuff - and...

Thanks for sharing Nick, interesting stuff - and I have question for you engine expert. Looking at that oil filter housing: I noticed when changing the filter on this engine, there is no oil up...
04-17-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By CA_E55

Is it possible...

....to drive a performance car and be so ignorant?
I was pumping gas this morning minding my own business - or maybe was just pondering for a moment too long how gas prices have crept past the $2.50...
04-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks for your reply - that would confirm its...

Thanks for your reply - that would confirm its more related to how the ESP works than a suspension problem.
04-14-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By CA_E55

SL wheel hop

Is it normal that these models exhibit a mild form of wheel hop? With my SL65, when rolling around 40 MPH and I put the hammer down, there is a brief period of wheel hop, just before the ESP shuts...
04-14-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By CA_E55

So I am the only bloke on the block that is...

So I am the only bloke on the block that is offended by you showing off your DBS????

Just kidding!! – I love that car and admire your guts to go with a manual!! And those seats – do I ever wish...
04-14-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By CA_E55

From what I have seen, in CA you would expect to...

From what I have seen, in CA you would expect to pay mid $90K - assuming it is a 1 owner pristine condition car with a perfect history.
Go east and expect to get better deals :confused:

BTW -...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-11-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By CA_E55

The single most dangerous aspect of any car you...

The single most dangerous aspect of any car you buy off ebay, autotrader etc is the veracity of the odometer - reprogramming mileage is rampant in the used car business: If history permits, i.e. if...
04-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,466
Posted By CA_E55

Alex, I am not sure that the 'Internet' chatter...

Alex, I am not sure that the 'Internet' chatter is completely fair on this issue. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that you have or had a business of your own - which begs the question what you would...
04-10-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,304
Posted By CA_E55

Some of the mods are over the top for me, but I...

Some of the mods are over the top for me, but I am sure this car will get noticed!! :p:
Looks like your shop is doing first rate work - this turned out very nice!!
04-10-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,714
Posted By CA_E55

These red 'plugs' look like knock sensors - do...

These red 'plugs' look like knock sensors - do you have any information confirming this? I read somewhere that combustion ionization is used to optimize timing - I wonder whether the knock sensors...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By CA_E55

No - the turbos on this V12 are in the exact same...

No - the turbos on this V12 are in the exact same position as on the MB.

There is no doubt that this is a much more advanced engine than the MB, with gasoline direct-injection technology,...
04-08-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By CA_E55

With the 2007 model came two changes that might...

With the 2007 model came two changes that might or might not matter to you: Updated ABC and faster response steering. I think it was also the first year Bluetooth became standard.

I also...
04-08-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By CA_E55

It is certainly true that a n/a engine is more...

It is certainly true that a n/a engine is more critical for optimized airflow, but think about it this way: At full tilt of 6K RPM, and assuming a volumetric efficiency of 1, the 65 pumps 300 liters...
04-08-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By CA_E55

I don’t mean to hi-jack this thread, but I wonder...

I don’t mean to hi-jack this thread, but I wonder whether anybody has given bottle neck analysis any thoughts, which would lead me to airflow first: I cant for the world of it understand how AMG...
04-07-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,881
Posted By CA_E55

I have an 07 SL65 and it has a 3 slat - so it...

I have an 07 SL65 and it has a 3 slat - so it cant be the AMG issue, maybe the hood changed?
04-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By CA_E55

These guys have worked on the AMG blower, might...

These guys have worked on the AMG blower, might be worth to give them a call:

http://www.stiegemeier.com/home.html
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,761
Posted By CA_E55

What data logger are you using? A few days ago I...

What data logger are you using? A few days ago I did some data logging on my SL65 with an Autotap interface - I can email you the file if interested.
BTW, I observed the same temperature range you...
03-25-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,595
Posted By CA_E55

From information I have from a German AMG flyer,...

From information I have from a German AMG flyer, there is a reference to forged con-rods, curious where you found they would be cast or powder metal?
Be that as it may, for the low RPM 65 engine...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,910
Posted By CA_E55

BTW - for those who use the sledge hammer...

BTW - for those who use the sledge hammer approach to get the disks off, be ready for a follow up wheel-bearing replacement job in the not too distant future. Nothing is more destructive to a...
03-22-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,502
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks...

... for sharing - very interesting indeed!!
03-13-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By CA_E55

I have done the same thing to my SL - albeit in...

I have done the same thing to my SL - albeit in yellow gold - but realized it was too ostentatious so I had it painted over again.... :rolf: :crazy:
03-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By CA_E55

If you are looking for input focused on the 55...

If you are looking for input focused on the 55 side of the vehicle, peruse the E55 forum, its essentially the same engine.
One thing that comes to mind is the intercooler pump, a weak link in many...
03-06-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By CA_E55

Turbocharger design

I am rather surprised to notice that AMG does not use water cooled bearings, a set-up used on much lesser cars to increase turbocharger life.

Does anybody have information on the thinking or...
03-06-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By CA_E55

Is that possible? - I think you need 19" wheels...

Is that possible? - I think you need 19" wheels for the composite brakes of the 65 - and the 600 comes standard with 18" wheels
03-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By CA_E55

I wonder why the SL65 'feels' big & heavy,...

I wonder why the SL65 'feels' big & heavy, although the actual weight difference is a mere 190 lbs (SL55: 4365 lbs, SL65 4555; from MBUSA website April 2007) -- 190lbs is less than the average...
03-04-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By CA_E55

Thanks - that is indeed very interesting. ...

Thanks - that is indeed very interesting.

Why did you remove this cooler?
03-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By CA_E55

Seems to be a logical conclusion, except when you...

Seems to be a logical conclusion, except when you notice that every E55 has the exact same aux cooler (and probably every SL55) I know it looks strange when you consider there is no air extraction...
03-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By CA_E55

Are you sure you didn't accidentally leave the...

Are you sure you didn't accidentally leave the other key-fob inside the car? Never tried it but common sense would dictate that the car cant be locked if a keyfob is left in the car...
03-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,310
Posted By CA_E55

Yikes.... you have turtles crossing the roads...

Yikes.... you have turtles crossing the roads down there... :eek:
03-01-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By CA_E55

Clearly, the standard air-flow and filter set up...

Clearly, the standard air-flow and filter set up in the V12 biturbo is a disaster: restrictive and 90 deg elbows galore (if you ever take off the air-filter you know what I mean) hence the redesign...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-28-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,560
Posted By CA_E55

Will you get this setup through CA emission...

Will you get this setup through CA emission testing? Or is this just for off-road fun?
02-28-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By CA_E55

It's the transmission oil cooler - the engine oil...

It's the transmission oil cooler - the engine oil cooler is all the way in front of the radiator/condenser/intercooler stack and vents to below the nose of the car
02-26-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By CA_E55

On the SL65, the first 30 sec or so the...

On the SL65, the first 30 sec or so the wastegates are fully open to accelerate catalytic converter start-up and the sound is very aggressive - after that the sound changes to a much more mellow...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-25-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,994
Posted By CA_E55

Same thing here - commute 25K miles per year,...

Same thing here - commute 25K miles per year, same car, 2 years without a problem, than I get pulled over for tint and front plate 2 times in one week! :X
02-24-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,709
Posted By CA_E55

I would get it...

...in a heartbeat if the hood had those nice SL65 BS vents - I hope some creative CF molding company listens :D
02-15-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By CA_E55

Struts

Was this on a SL? I seem to remember from pics I have seen the shock absorbers are an integral part of the ABC strut - are you saying the shocks are serviceable separate from the struts?
02-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,862
Posted By CA_E55

Are you sure its 30 mm? the 2007 SL manual puts...

Are you sure its 30 mm? the 2007 SL manual puts the number at 12 mm (0.5")
02-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By CA_E55

Another observation

Oil temperature: I understand up to '06 the SL65 does not have an oil temperature reading, which is not very sensible in a car exeeding the magic 100HP/lt mark. But maybe there is a reason to this...
02-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,489
Posted By CA_E55

My experience

I bought a car from them 2 years ago. Typical used car dealer experience, don't trust what they tell you, only go by what you can verify by yourself or have a third party inspection done. This is not...
02-10-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By CA_E55

What were they thinking...?

I just got a '07 SL65, felt like the car rides a little on the stiff side - after checking, the rears had a reading of 50 PSI, adjusted the pressure to 38 PSI and took the car to work this morning,...
02-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,693
Posted By CA_E55

There are disadvantages...

... to the mechanical lowering links: The car computer does not have a reference to the actual ride height and will lower the car another 15 mm at higher speeds, which might just be to low for my...
02-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By CA_E55

Yes...

... albeit, this being an AMG forum, some might not apply for the non AMG, the transmission of course available on the 63 only. I got this list from an '07 SL brochure.
02-04-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By CA_E55

there are quite a few..

7G Tronic
paddles instead of buttons
more direct steering set up
ABC 2nd generation
Aluminium handle for roof actuation
revised door sill decoration
6 pot instead of 8 pot front calipers...
12-20-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By CA_E55

Installation

Not really - I needed to buy the special head-unit removal tools ($15), once I could pull the head-unit out, it was simple plug and play. The only other installation is for the microphone wire to be...
12-18-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By CA_E55

Maybe...

Fiscon has the answer.

http://oempl.us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=93&products_id=820

I got their Bluetooth interface for the wife's S4 and it integrated flawlessly for handsfree...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,713
Posted By CA_E55

Cold air...???

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but where is the cold air comimg from? What I see is hot engine bay air being sucked in...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By CA_E55

drooling.....

Now I know why I don't like the design of the ZR1 - this SL65 will set a new design benchmark!
Forum: W211 AMG
02-16-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45,548
Posted By CA_E55

Great work!

Thanks for sharing - did you get the lamps new from a stealer or is there a cheaper source?

Some day I will have to do the same modification - but it seems only after I put in some more work on my...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,741
Posted By CA_E55

I had the same issue - dealer had to replace the...

I had the same issue - dealer had to replace the steering wheel angle sensor. Naturally, it could be any of the many sensors that make the ESP nanny wholly capable.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-13-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 15,059
Posted By CA_E55

I do think that most of this pulley talk has the...

I do think that most of this pulley talk has the physics totally backwards – just read the GM press release on the ZR1 and tell me you were not scratching your head and asking yourself the obvious...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,700
Posted By CA_E55

I think that strange looking part goes on top of...

I think that strange looking part goes on top of the intercooler radiator to make sure all the air goes through the radiator and not around (over the top?) at these speeds its probably even more...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-05-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By CA_E55

This conclusion makes no sense to me, the...

This conclusion makes no sense to me, the discussion of separated coolant circuit never did: Why would DC put a separate cooler in for the intercooler if its just regular coolant? Why not increase...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-17-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,506
Posted By CA_E55

:rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:

:rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:
Forum: W211 AMG
06-17-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,506
Posted By CA_E55

This was my first time at Sacto - actually first...

This was my first time at Sacto - actually first time ever to do the 1/4 - and I have a question on the time slips: Does this track record 60 ft time on the right lane only?

BTW - great video!...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By CA_E55

Or there could be other reasons...

posted by JLP on a other thread:

quote:
I know I am going get flamed for saying this but after owning many different Mercedes and Audi's in the last few years, I have to say that the Audis have...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-17-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,002
Posted By CA_E55

E55 in Vallejo

E55 in Vallejo
Forum: W211 AMG
07-03-2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,490
Posted By CA_E55

I am curious, what kind of IAT do you see? as...

I am curious, what kind of IAT do you see? as compared to ambient?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-25-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By CA_E55

form the AMG lounge...

5.5-liter V8 Kompressor: Overview
[]Both cooling systems - the one for the charge air and the one for the 5.5-liter V8 Kompressor engine - work completely inedependent from each other[]
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By CA_E55

Something does not add up....

Maybe my '05 is different from what is being discussed here, but one simple check will show that this thread got it all wrong:
The coolant supply and return lines are very easily accessible, namly...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-16-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,574
Posted By CA_E55

Just curious... how do you diagnose a MAF...

Just curious... how do you diagnose a MAF failure? Does it throw any codes?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By CA_E55

What a cute little weasel of a beast - tamed by a...

What a cute little weasel of a beast - tamed by a lovely housewife wielding a broomstick... lol
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,645
Posted By CA_E55

These kinds of debate are always stimulating,...

These kinds of debate are always stimulating, albeit, anybody thinking that with a floor jack and a set of wrenches he can outsmart the tuners is just kidding himself big time if he expects to...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-16-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By CA_E55

Well, are the M5 guys better informed than the...

Well, are the M5 guys better informed than the E55 crowd??? :wall:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65272&highlight=amg
Forum: W211 AMG
01-09-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By CA_E55

SMG ll shifts in 80 msec, a DSG can shift in 8...

SMG ll shifts in 80 msec, a DSG can shift in 8 msec:

http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/gearbox/tech_gear_manual.htm

Its about time M-B gets on the bandwagon....!!
Forum: W211 AMG
12-24-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,830
Posted By CA_E55

I think there are mechanical differences in the...

I think there are mechanical differences in the steering rack, engine oil cooler etc
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By CA_E55

Its MB of Oakland - for me, what's just as...

Its MB of Oakland - for me, what's just as disturbing was their explanation - i.e. there is usually up to a quart of old oil they cant remove, hence the lower reading when refilling. I cant believe...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By CA_E55

Just did the 10K - $335.28 for essentially an oil...

Just did the 10K - $335.28 for essentially an oil change, which they were able to botch up by adding 8 instead of 9 quarts of oil....
Forum: W211 AMG
11-28-2005, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By CA_E55

Truth is, brake by wire hasen't even started in...

Truth is, brake by wire hasen't even started in ernest. SBC was an attempt in the right direction, complete brake by wire will become reality someday:
...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By CA_E55

So we are all full of horse**** ...what? ...

So we are all full of horse**** ...what?

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1242186&forum_id=100
Forum: W211 AMG
11-08-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,331
Posted By CA_E55

You got to go with option 2: As you said, the...

You got to go with option 2: As you said, the cooling efficency is much better, but for a different reason (or I misunderstood your short explanation)
Its simple physics: The efficiency of every...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-07-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,331
Posted By CA_E55

This system really looks awesome, very high...

This system really looks awesome, very high quality that I wouldn't mind putting on a MB - just on question: Injection is after the IC, right? (to get the full benefit of the IC AND the lower temp...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-27-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,491
Posted By CA_E55

Breaking in engines is indeed controversial - I...

Breaking in engines is indeed controversial - I happen to think this guy is onto something:

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Forum: W211 AMG
10-26-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By CA_E55

I did 285 km/h in a C5 on a German Autobahn a few...

I did 285 km/h in a C5 on a German Autobahn a few times, but that is a long way from friggin 320 km/h.....
BTW - begs the question, how fast is the new M5??
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By CA_E55

Well, the question is, what kind of driving is it...

Well, the question is, what kind of driving is it you do predominantly with your car? drag strip? heats-soak yes - open roads? heat soak no. By definition, heat soak needs time, specifically time to...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By CA_E55

This has been itching for a while and maybe this...

This has been itching for a while and maybe this thread is as good as any to bring up the issue, its not my intention to throw water on your parade – aka your decision to modify the intake pipes, its...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,152
Posted By CA_E55

How about this puppy: ...

How about this puppy:

http://www.spatechnique.com/electric/waterpumps.htm

Electric coolant pumps for automotive applications will soon become mainstream - hopefully one of those will work for...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By CA_E55

I had a '03 C5 with a 6 speed and even my wife...

I had a '03 C5 with a 6 speed and even my wife would spank me driving the E55
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