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05-08-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,265
Posted By strangebrew

PM price for a staggered set of satin silver...

PM price for a staggered set of satin silver M652? 19x8.5, 19x9.5
05-08-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,316
Posted By strangebrew

Timing chain tensioners. Mine did this as...

Timing chain tensioners.

Mine did this as well. Happened at just over 30,000 miles. Fixed under warranty
04-27-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By strangebrew

I own a 2012 and have driven a few 2013s as...

I own a 2012 and have driven a few 2013s as loaners. My observations:


I need someone to confirm, but I bet the power steering must be different between the two years. 2013 steering felt much...
12-06-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,786
Posted By strangebrew

MF is inflated I believe. Go look at...

MF is inflated I believe. Go look at edmunds.com...there is a W205 lease thread with the MF and residuals for various leases
11-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By strangebrew

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the dealer...

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the dealer and I couldn't get to a price I wanted on the C300. I'll be keeping my w204 and the Depos for the time being. Sorry again everyone...I will keep tabs...
11-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By strangebrew

Update: My 2016 w205 was built on Oct 28. I am...

Update: My 2016 w205 was built on Oct 28. I am waiting for it to arrive at the dealer before negotiating a new deal. I expect the wheels should start turning this week.

My w204 xenons are still...
10-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By strangebrew

FS: W204 Facelift DEPO replica xenon headlight pair (cross post w/ Classifieds)

Hello everyone,

I ordered a w205 to replace my w204, so I am possibly switching cars in early November. I wanted to send out a feeler to see if anyone was interested in purchasing my working DEPO...
10-30-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By strangebrew

FS: W204 Facelift DEPO replica xenon headlight pair

Hello everyone,

I ordered a w205 to replace my w204, so I am possibly switching cars in early November. I wanted to send out a feeler to see if anyone was interested in purchasing my working DEPO...
10-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Hello everyone...I ordered a w205 to replace my...

Hello everyone...I ordered a w205 to replace my w204, so I am possibly switching cars in early November.

I wanted to send out a feeler to see if anyone was interested in purchasing my working...
09-28-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,235
Posted By strangebrew

Sweet ride! I was very torn on palladium vs polar...

Sweet ride! I was very torn on palladium vs polar myself. My polar/cranberry c300 isn't going to arrive until November and the itch is only getting worse!
08-16-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By strangebrew

They actually did the same thing for me...

They actually did the same thing for me (reconfigured a diamond silver into my polar white) but for some reason we got error messages when we tried to push it up to to October delivery. Also they...
08-16-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By strangebrew

I believe I am the third decade of October, so...

I believe I am the third decade of October, so they are expecting it mid-November! I had to line it up with the end of my c250 lease.
08-15-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By strangebrew

Got my order in! C300W Polar White Sport...

Got my order in!

C300W
Polar White
Sport Cranberry Leather
P02 Premium Package
P21 Air Balance Package (why not)
R01 Summer High Performance Tires
104 Rear Deck Spoiler
218 Rearview Camera
08-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By strangebrew

I have a Magnetite Black C250 right now and it's...

I have a Magnetite Black C250 right now and it's a love/hate relationship. When the car is clean I fall in love every time I see it. Then I drive it literally a day or two and the paint will show...
08-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Sorry to see people having problems with their...

Sorry to see people having problems with their headlights. About 11 months ago, I had to replace one entire unit when the C-shaped parking light stopped working. Fishcake was really helpful during...
08-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By strangebrew

I'll say it...congrats! I may be going in to...

I'll say it...congrats! I may be going in to order a c300 today as well. I am torn on polar white or palladium silver with the night styling package. If you don't mind me asking, how much of a...
09-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By strangebrew

I would say go for the Philips Diamond or Crystal...

I would say go for the Philips Diamond or Crystal Vision H7 bulbs for high and low beams if you want to stay with halogen. For parking lights, you can get w5w error free LEDs from AZNOptics or...
08-26-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

FYI, I just got a new drivers side headlight unit...

FYI, I just got a new drivers side headlight unit from fishcake and installed it. The new one works perfectly. During the return process, he even drove my defective unit to the vendor to replace it...
08-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,036
Posted By strangebrew

Woops, yes I completely agree. I meant to say...

Woops, yes I completely agree. I meant to say that those are two must-haves on my next benz. Those are the two safety features I sorely miss. Could do without the parktronic, distronic, and the lane...
08-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Working with Chris (fishcake) has been pretty...

Working with Chris (fishcake) has been pretty great so far. He confirmed with the maufacturer that the wires are supposed to look like that, so it must be a problem with the LED module itself. I...
08-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

But yours are working properly, correct?

But yours are working properly, correct?
08-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Wow I had no idea, so those might not even be the...

Wow I had no idea, so those might not even be the problem then...I didn't see similar looking wires in my functional passenger side unit, but I will take your word for it
08-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

That's what I thought at first, but since its...

That's what I thought at first, but since its affecting one white and one black wire, I doubt that they used to be fused together
08-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

took the xenons out this weekend and reinstalled...

took the xenons out this weekend and reinstalled the halogens. Really disappointed with whatever caused the problem. I could see a white and black wire inside the headlight that must have been ripped...
08-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,036
Posted By strangebrew

I'm about half with you on your points here. I...

I'm about half with you on your points here. I agree and think that the active assistants are a bit much and create subconscious dependencies on the car to make up for piss poor driving, however I...
08-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

So pissed off...had been working perfectly for...

So pissed off...had been working perfectly for the past few weeks and now this happens. Disconnected the battery, will reconnect to see if that help somehow. Sent fishcake a message

Edit: looks...
08-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Just adjusted the cutoffs and now my left parking...

Just adjusted the cutoffs and now my left parking light is out...anyone have a similar issue or ideas? Waiting for the car to cool down before I mess with the connections
07-29-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,844,031
Posted By strangebrew

That's odd...Mine came with the silver grille...

That's odd...Mine came with the silver grille like OP had. I thought the black grille was a 2013-2014 feature for the "sport plus" or "dynamic" package c-classes. This one I installed from ebay is a...
07-29-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,844,031
Posted By strangebrew

I bought the same grille from ebay because I...

I bought the same grille from ebay because I didnt really want to paint my OEM one, and plastidip turned out less than ideal. Not sure if that was the same seller, but it looks identical. I am very...
07-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,036
Posted By strangebrew

Why would you ever think the c400 4matic would...

Why would you ever think the c400 4matic would cost $43,000?? The current c300 4matic is like $39-40k, C350 is $42k. This is way more car for the money than that. I think the sweet spot (from what I...
07-20-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

After a long day working in my garage, the lights...

After a long day working in my garage, the lights are up and running! The right headlight fitment is 100% like OEM. For some reason the gap on top of the left headlight around the hood is much more...
07-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

When I asked someone from Parts4Euro about...

When I asked someone from Parts4Euro about whether or not the shutter issue had been fixed, he mentioned that the problems seem to occur only when people use HIDs. Maybe your're onto something there....
07-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Thanks man. I just figured it would be easier to...

Thanks man. I just figured it would be easier to install the hid bulbs before installing the headlights.I think OEM bi-xenon's typically use 35w ballasts and 4300k bulbs, so I went ahead and bought...
07-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

So my 55w DDMs are still in china. Getting antsy...

So my 55w DDMs are still in china. Getting antsy and may buy a set of Kensun's off amazon prime. Is it okay to use 35w HIDs or do I need to stick with 55w? Can I switch between? I'll have to buy a...
07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Thanks guys, I'll try without the relay and see...

Thanks guys, I'll try without the relay and see how it goes. Headlights should arrive Friday...unfortunately my DDMs are coming from China so no clue when those will get here.

Also...called a...
07-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Did anyone end up using an HID harness relay...

Did anyone end up using an HID harness relay along with the ballasts, error eliminators and bulbs? I bought a relay from DDM, just curious if I need to use it
07-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Just bought a pair from fishcake and a 5000K kit...

Just bought a pair from fishcake and a 5000K kit from DDM! Now to anxiously wait
07-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

1) he used to sell the pair with 6000k and 8000k...

1) he used to sell the pair with 6000k and 8000k hids pre installed but haven't seen any on his eBay store in a while.

2) coupe should be the same. Also be wary of parts4euro, someone else bought...
07-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim...

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim-Ballast-35W-or-55W

Do you have any thoughts about this DDM kit? Its like $100 cheaper than the morimoto. What options would I need to select for...
07-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

Thanks for the help! I think I may go...

Thanks for the help! I think I may go 5000K...I've got 5000K LEDs in my parking lights currently and I like how they pretty much match the lower LED DRLs. Would the install of the morimoto kit be...
07-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 182,055
Posted By strangebrew

If I bought the headlight without the 6000k kit...

If I bought the headlight without the 6000k kit installed, what else would I need to purchase? Would this cover it?...
05-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By strangebrew

good to hear! I know, it was almost embarrassing...

good to hear! I know, it was almost embarrassing to drive around with that constant clanging. Can't wait to take mine back to the shop in a few weeks.
05-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By strangebrew

Hey, I don't have an E coupe but have a very...

Hey, I don't have an E coupe but have a very similar problem on my w204, and thought I would throw some ideas out there. The best way for me to describe the issue is it sounds like a metallic,...
04-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 49,530
Posted By strangebrew

I can now vouch for the w5w 5000K as well. Very...

I can now vouch for the w5w 5000K as well. Very easy upgrade for anyone looking to get rid of the yellow. Also put in some crystal visions for my low beams. The lows, parking lights, and DRLs...
04-17-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 92,746
Posted By strangebrew

Thanks MDMercedesGuy, I will give that a try too....

Thanks MDMercedesGuy, I will give that a try too. Have only done the battery disconnect once, so hopefully no damage done lol
04-13-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 92,746
Posted By strangebrew

I do not have the JB+ tune but from what I read I...

I do not have the JB+ tune but from what I read I think it was an overboost issue. Just too many RPMs/boost for the engine to handle so it goes into limp mode to protect itself. Some of the JB+...
04-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,105
Posted By strangebrew

I know this is an old thread I am resurrecting,...

I know this is an old thread I am resurrecting, but I too had some serious lag issues. Got a 2013 sport plus as a loaner once and was astounded how much peppier it felt. My C250 could definitely get...
04-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 45,340
Posted By strangebrew

I think the point of the video is just to plug it...

I think the point of the video is just to plug it into a C and show it works...obviously the light they pulled out is pre-facelift and the replacement is facelift. Also the angle of the seller's...
04-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 45,340
Posted By strangebrew

Did you ever round up 5 people to buy? This is...

Did you ever round up 5 people to buy? This is very tempting and I am very tired of my halogens. This pair looks great, was thinking of buying that first pair posted until I saw these...
01-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 92,746
Posted By strangebrew

Ah my bad guys. They ran the diagnostics and the...

Ah my bad guys. They ran the diagnostics and the dealer told me it was likely I just starved the engine of gas for a minute and caused it to throw a code. I had about a 1/4 tank and the left turn...
09-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,256
Posted By strangebrew

I went and traded in a 2000 4Runner last year and...

I went and traded in a 2000 4Runner last year and was pleasantly surprsied with how the MB dealer treated me considering I am not the typical customer. I negotiated a $41k msrp to 36, got them to...
04-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 92,746
Posted By strangebrew

Yeah I saw people referring to it as "limp mode"...

Yeah I saw people referring to it as "limp mode" lol. Maybe a software update is available or something. So do you think this is the car protecting itself from high RPMs or could it be a sign of a...
04-07-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 92,746
Posted By strangebrew

Unhappy C250 - Accelerated and car suddenly lost power

Today I was making a left turn at a stop light in S mode. Gave it some gas (was trying to have fun but nothing absurd) and suddenly midway through the turn my car lost basically ALL power and revved...
02-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By strangebrew

No one was comparing a 350 to 250...of course I...

No one was comparing a 350 to 250...of course I wouldnt mind a 350... The old interior is wayyyyy cheaper looking. It looks and feels like the texture of an old, worn out basketball.
02-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By strangebrew

It's been fixed! I took two mechanics on a drive...

It's been fixed! I took two mechanics on a drive with me and they confirmed it was coming from the parking brake. They ended up basically reassembling the whole thing and swapping out the springs...
02-10-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By strangebrew

I almost bought a black 2010 c300 with pano and...

I almost bought a black 2010 c300 with pano and these cool black 18" amg wheels for around $24k. I was hesitant as it was almost out of warranty, so I ended up leasing a 2012 c250 in magnetite black...
01-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By strangebrew

So they told me my parking brake was loose and...

So they told me my parking brake was loose and causing the noise. Got the car back and it's still making the noise. Sounds like Im driving a damn flatbed, not a $41k car... back to the shop again...
01-21-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By strangebrew

Thanks for the suggestion. You know, since it's...

Thanks for the suggestion. You know, since it's on the driver side of the car maybe it is the muffler or exhaust. I haven't tried messing with it yet at a standstill.

I am taking it in on...
01-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By strangebrew

Noisy Rear Suspension C250 HELP

First post here. Just got my car back from getting some dash/instrument cluster rattles cured and I already have another complaint.

I noticed that my 2012 C250 sedan (>3000 miles) is making noise...
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