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06-09-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By trabots

I always wonder about the big diameter wheels and...

I always wonder about the big diameter wheels and their rubber band tyres. Ask yourself, is the very nice ride afforded by the 18's worth giving up for a worse ride and debatable increase in at the...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-03-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

The new Dodge Demon uses a KC type evaporator...

The new Dodge Demon uses a KC type evaporator with no air to water HEs. I would say they have done their homework.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-03-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

I wish I knew, another gauge to install. I have a...

I wish I knew, another gauge to install. I have a 74mm fixed pulley, Race IQ tune, on a stage 2 EC kit, no cats. My V-box says 3.7 sec to 100kph, spinning all the way and 11.0sec to 200kph. My only...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-02-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

The fact that you say "it would be similar to...

The fact that you say "it would be similar to putting ice in the KC" "to chill the water to below ambient temps" says plenty. The KC firstly has no way to physically accept any ice. Secondly here in...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-02-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

Nope I don't believe you. You refer to a "500w...

Nope I don't believe you. You refer to a "500w constant heat load". These cars do not have a constant heat load, it can be highly variable depending on load and throttle opening. How else will the KC...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

I say you are wrong. You are referring to the...

I say you are wrong. You are referring to the "water in the block". The engine coolant must be isolated from the IC water. Under load there is a big difference in water temp coming out of the KC and...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

The KC alone will not keep up under WOT even if...

The KC alone will not keep up under WOT even if the AC pump stays pumping. Better to have a tank full of almost freezing water which will last for most hard pulls. A fixed pulley as I have, is...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By trabots

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20160603_161344_54466ebe596ff1ea13d9a115459bf42b7688acb9.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-22-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By trabots

I just finished installing the Arnott's kit on my...

I just finished installing the Arnott's kit on my 2006 E55. Other than an issue with a protruding bushing in the rear upright which needed to be pressed back to receive the control arm, all was...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-20-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By trabots

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

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05-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By trabots

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1632x1224/20161007_170239_resized_8d47ca151e59e030a8a0b4301a62b0e1696a151c.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By trabots

Being too lazy to search, how much in rwhp will...

Being too lazy to search, how much in rwhp will the shorties add to an E55 with ONLY a 83mm fixed pulley and tune. I would buy another tune for the headers. Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trabots

Thanks for that I was hoping someone would say it...

Thanks for that I was hoping someone would say it lowers in time. I do like the ride and feel of it. The only issue with the computer is the message on start-up which goes with one push of the button...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trabots

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x971/20190429_152804_499b7f9195909775f0212110fe0cdb8dc9988bd5.jpg
Arnott's now installed. What do you reckon about the ride height? It is...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-28-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trabots

That was it mate thank you so much. The bushing...

That was it mate thank you so much. The bushing sits proud and that was hanging up the suspension bush. I had to put a big headed bolt against the bushing and with a nut on the other end I was able...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-28-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trabots

Thanks for that. I am going to buy the torks...

Thanks for that. I am going to buy the torks socket to remove the caliper and disc before trying that. Nothing will budge when tapping on in as it is. Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-28-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trabots

Arnott's kit install problem, ideas please

I did the front coil overs no problems. In reassembling the left rear suspension after no problems with the shock or spring and perches, I noticed that I had managed to pull the half shaft out of the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By trabots

These 55's do not have mufflers. The bulk of the...

These 55's do not have mufflers. The bulk of the noise suppression is by the cats. The 4 rear cans found on these cars are resonators only. They have next to zero back pressure and certainly improve...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-21-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,891
Posted By trabots

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/463x824/20190415_094445_12c76de6c19db2ec9c1510fde71340766017d154.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
04-21-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,891
Posted By trabots

This was taken cruising when the dash read 25C or...

This was taken cruising when the dash read 25C or 77F. The temp is of the water after leaving a K/C. Over 37F BELOW ambient! The Dodge Demon also uses an evaporator as do most of the 9-10sec blown...
04-20-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By trabots

I had RaceIQ send me a tune for my E55 which ONLY...

I had RaceIQ send me a tune for my E55 which ONLY has a fixed 83mm pulley installed, everything else is stock. I was massively impressed with the seat of the pants feel and my Vbox showed 0.5 sec...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By trabots

Thanks for that but I need to get the car started...

Thanks for that but I need to get the car started first. I was wondering if there are situations where the ECU will finally refuse an engine start if there are unattended issues it regards as safety...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-18-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By trabots

So I went to put the car on my hoist to...

So I went to put the car on my hoist to de-pressure the rear bags after having just driven it an hour earlier. No start, lots of noises but no classic solenoid noise of it trying to engage the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By trabots

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/463x824/20190415_094445_bca94d9315be774e791db8ebb276561be06a87d4.jpg
Another way is to monitor your IC cooling water temp. If your pump is dead...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By trabots

Cheers, the Arnott's instructions clearly warn of...

Cheers, the Arnott's instructions clearly warn of the danger with these bags carrying 150 bar of pressure. They say that only the Star can signal the solenoid valve to release the pressure. I have to...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-16-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By trabots

[QUOTE=erupert66;6633315] You can also adjust...

[QUOTE=erupert66;6633315] You can also adjust your ride height.

How do you adjust the ride height? My Arnott's kit struts have no thread on the body to adjust ride height and no mention of ride...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-16-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By trabots

Is there any way to release the rear bag pressure...

Is there any way to release the rear bag pressure on my E55 without Star so that I can install my Arnott's kit?
04-16-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By trabots

Is there any way of releasing the pressure on the...

Is there any way of releasing the pressure on the rear Airmatic bags on my E55 without needing Star?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,891
Posted By trabots

I fail to see how your IATs can get "just under...

I fail to see how your IATs can get "just under ambient" when the cooling medium is at ambient temp.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,680
Posted By trabots

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/463x824/20190415_094445_ddeaf06ff0df5ea46d410c7a61afc5040ac0f876.jpg
The battery bracket is the same as which holds it down under the hood. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,680
Posted By trabots

I keep wondering why the addiction to air/water...

I keep wondering why the addiction to air/water heat exchangers which can't get the coolant water under ambient air temp ever. This is not a plug for Killer Chiller as that evaporator is found in...
04-01-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By trabots

I am pretty consistent in what you describe mate....

I am pretty consistent in what you describe mate. I even remove the Wrangler patch from the back of my jeans. The brand on my undies is till there but who sees it? I am not a rapper. No hypocrisy....
03-31-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By trabots

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20160324_151938_378cb51d15a93857df1055a57b9d64eed39a6ba7.jpg
03-31-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By trabots

Big difference because it is now a simple AMG...

Big difference because it is now a simple AMG emblem which the general public doesn't know. I even removed the Merc wheel centres and replaced them with pretty unidentifiable AMG ones. I prefer not...
03-31-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By trabots

Why?, Does Mercedes pay for advertising on your...

Why?, Does Mercedes pay for advertising on your car?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1632x1224/20161007_170239_resized_ed3cf28db5c5683e99a1378411dda824d4d4f161.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By trabots

For quality the Di Fillipo headers are very good...

For quality the Di Fillipo headers are very good and certainly perform well on my LS7 ute with only a cam, headers and 3in exhaust putting 552 rwhp. Do they offer them for our 55 cars?
Forum: W211 AMG
03-25-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By trabots

I had a 74mm fixed pulley made for my SL55 with...

I had a 74mm fixed pulley made for my SL55 with all the other non-internal mods one can do (stage 2 EC kit), stock SC, only shorty headers, KC and tank, stock fuel system, Pierburg 50 IC pump. I had...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-13-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By trabots

signal wire on Pierburg 50 IC pump when bypassing ECU.

I have searched and searched however cannot find an answer to this. The Pierburg pump cannot be started without a signal from the ECU. I want my pump to turn on when the ignition is at position 2...
03-12-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By trabots

signal wire on Pierburg 50 IC pump when bypassing ECU.

I have searched and searched however cannot find an answer to this. The Pierburg pump cannot be started without a signal from the ECU. I want my pump to turn on when the ignition is at position 2...
03-02-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By trabots

I have a KC with drag kit. I have a 2.5 gal tank,...

I have a KC with drag kit. I have a 2.5 gal tank, isolated system, 100% distilled water. You have to disconnect/remove the heat exchangers as they will work against the KC as it gets the circulating...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-19-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

Car is not lowered. Definitely not tyre noise as...

Car is not lowered. Definitely not tyre noise as I have purposely driven over changed bitumen surfaces and the tyre noise changes but the pulsating hum does not.
02-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By trabots

Not if your sensor inside the oil sump has...

Not if your sensor inside the oil sump has failed. You either jack the motor off the mounts so as to remove the sump to get at the sensor OR you buy a dipstick and next time the computer is accessed...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-17-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

I changed the driveshaft carrier bearing with no...

I changed the driveshaft carrier bearing with no change in the noise. It is definitely not a cwp issue as the noise is the same on or off the throttle. I have swerved left and right with no sound...
02-17-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By trabots

I went to a dipstick on my SL55. You have to cut...

I went to a dipstick on my SL55. You have to cut it to the proper length for that car. There should have been instructions in that regard.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

Thanks but who are "FCP"?

Thanks but who are "FCP"?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-23-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

I have determined that the carrier bearing for...

I have determined that the carrier bearing for the drive shaft is at fault. There is a bit of play when pushing the drive shaft up and down on the hoist. There seem to be many of these for sale on...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

I have had bad diffs before and this is not the...

I have had bad diffs before and this is not the same. A bad cwp will change tone instantly when the load changes direction when you on/off the throttle. The noise is directly related to speed no...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By trabots

Highway 'humming' noise

My 2006 E55 has developed a 'hum' which is very noticeable when on the highway. It is not tyre noise and it only varies with speed, not with on/off throttle so is not the diff and shifting to a lower...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-05-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,271
Posted By trabots

Wrong, "everyone" does not know it is a Merc....

Wrong, "everyone" does not know it is a Merc. Even if they did why should I brag about it? The cars look better without badges. I had a 575 Ferrari which was also de-badged and it looked awesome. The...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

I have now determined that my tx valve is...

I have now determined that my tx valve is supposedly closing at different temperatures. That is if it is the tx valve. I am getting the impression it is the compressor shutting down during operation...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,221
Posted By trabots

I am always interested in the "equal length"...

I am always interested in the "equal length" primaries are best but no indication that the optimum length of the primaries, length of collectors has been determined. For real scavenging to occur the...
12-16-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By trabots

Unless you monitor the temp of the SC cooling...

Unless you monitor the temp of the SC cooling water when using a KC you don't really know what is happening. An air to water heat exchanger will only ever get the SC coolant down to several degrees...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,271
Posted By trabots

My E55 and SL55 are both badgeless except for the...

My E55 and SL55 are both badgeless except for the bonnet nose. I removed the gunsight from the E55 and replaced with a flat badge. The glaring Merc propeller in the SL's grill has been replaced by...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Forum: W211 AMG
11-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,242
Posted By trabots

The search function puts up many many unrelated...

The search function puts up many many unrelated posts or threads when I search for "setting dyno mode". I gave up. Why can't the answer be posted on this thread which is the ONLY thread which...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By trabots

I have an E55 with ONLY an 83mm fixed pulley and...

I have an E55 with ONLY an 83mm fixed pulley and a RaecIQ tune with a totally stock exhaust system. I have driven a Tesla S and my E55 reminds me of it because it is so quiet which makes it feel...
10-27-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By trabots

My SL55 is already a low 11 sec car. I have a...

My SL55 is already a low 11 sec car. I have a high 11 sec E55 for rainy days. The SL is a toy not transportation and it never goes out in the rain in any event, I was just wondering if anyone had...
10-24-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By trabots

roofless SL

I have both E55 and SL55. I was speculating as to what the weight loss would be in making my SL55 a fair weather car only by removing the roof and attendant motors and mechanicals. I reckon at least...
10-14-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By trabots

I get ABC messages which come and go. I have nill...

I get ABC messages which come and go. I have nill leaks or is there a place in the car where they accumulate without showing on the floor? Assuming nil leaks and it raises and lowers as it should,...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,192
Posted By trabots

I have only a 83mm fixed pulley and a Race IQ...

I have only a 83mm fixed pulley and a Race IQ tune. Massive increase in seat of pants pull confirmed by a 4.5 sec 100-160kph pull compared to 5.2 sec stock. Times by V-box. My stock pulley broke and...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-02-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By trabots

My E55 has ONLY an 83mm fixed pulley and a Race...

My E55 has ONLY an 83mm fixed pulley and a Race IQ tune. The difference is incredible with the only issue being heat build up if getting on the throttle multiple times in a row. For street driving...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-15-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By trabots

Found it. E55 has airmatic, SL55 has ABC

Found it. E55 has airmatic, SL55 has ABC
Forum: W211 AMG
09-15-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By trabots

I am confused, I thought 'airmatic' was ABC. I...

I am confused, I thought 'airmatic' was ABC. I have both an E55 and an SL55. They have different suspension systems? Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-04-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By trabots

My stock SC pulley failed with a guard attached....

My stock SC pulley failed with a guard attached. It broke a weld on the guard and then of course I had to fix hoses and the thermostat housing. I run fixed pulleys now just like most other SC...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By trabots

I believe it was just a freak bad weld. The...

I believe it was just a freak bad weld. The supplier offered all my money back along with sincere apologies.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By trabots

I didn't mention bearings.....

I didn't mention bearings.....
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By trabots

I have 2 '55's and SL and an E, both 2006. I had...

I have 2 '55's and SL and an E, both 2006. I had so called guards sold on this forum on both cars to prevent a broken SC clutch finger from taking out my hoses and thermostat housing. The guard on...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By trabots

I have a 74mm fixed pulley which I had machined...

I have a 74mm fixed pulley which I had machined myself with all the Eurocharged mods excluding engine internals. It was tuned by Race IQ. I have had it on for 5000 km. Power change from a 77mmm...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,685
Posted By trabots

Jerry won't do a fixed pulley tune but I agree he...

Jerry won't do a fixed pulley tune but I agree he is awesome with his service. After my E55 pulley came apart and wrecked my hoses and thermostat housing after breaking the pulley guard I had...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

That is the best info I have managed to receive...

That is the best info I have managed to receive on this subject. Thanks again. I will advise this thread the outcome of adding the second KC in due course.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

No, two evaporators in series but using the low...

No, two evaporators in series but using the low pressure outlet of the second for reference to a single TXV on the high pressure side of the first. The KC vendor has done this on his drag car...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-04-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

Thanks again. If I double the volume of the...

Thanks again. If I double the volume of the evaporator by installing a second KC in series would that not decrease the chances of it flooding?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-03-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

That is great info. The coldest I actually got...

That is great info. The coldest I actually got the IC water to was -2 deg C. That has never been repeated since I fixed my SC pulley. It now only gets down to around 5 deg C as there is intake air...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-02-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

I have a totally independent probe into the top...

I have a totally independent probe into the top of my tank and an independent temp read out. Getting the water as cold as possible is the game with evaporator cooled IC water. Below freezing IC water...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-01-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

I have a 2nd KC which I am going to install in...

I have a 2nd KC which I am going to install in series with the first. That should get the refrigerant sufficiently warm by the exit of the 2nd KC that the TX valve will be irrelevant (always open)....
Forum: W211 AMG
07-13-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By trabots

Anthony Lawshee Race IQ tune

Anthony Lawshee Race IQ tune
Forum: W211 AMG
07-12-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By trabots

<br />I too have the same issue with my SL55 with...

<br />I too have the same issue with my SL55 with the same mods basically.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,157
Posted By trabots

I have been through the leaky collectors on brand...

I have been through the leaky collectors on brand new headers. Before installing plug the end of the collector and fill the whole thing with water. If they leak water don't bother installing, send...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-06-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,636
Posted By trabots

I have an SL55 with pretty well the works which...

I have an SL55 with pretty well the works which can be done externally. I also have an E55 with ONLY an 83mm pulley and a Lawshee tune. My butt dyno says at least a 50rwhp improvement if not more and...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,930
Posted By trabots

Unless IATs are confirmed the same for every run...

Unless IATs are confirmed the same for every run the results are not valid IMO.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-06-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By trabots

The plate bolted to the block had material added...

The plate bolted to the block had material added to it to change the position of the idler pulley to increase the wrap area of the SC pulley and belt. I have no slippage with a 74mm fixed pulley.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-04-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By trabots

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1632x1224/20161115_162118_resized_d827eade6c237ff36f3564c9dfbb51f5d09aa2d3.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-21-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By trabots

I have belt wrap kits for both of my SL55 and...

I have belt wrap kits for both of my SL55 and E55. I quickly saw the location of the extra idler pulley could be moved to give even more contact area. This is a 74mm pulley with no slippage, The...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-19-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,289
Posted By trabots

You have time to bag this observation about fixed...

You have time to bag this observation about fixed pulleys and how they affect KC's on a thread about fixed pulleys. You are the one begging for attention.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,289
Posted By trabots

I have a 74mm fixed pulley on my SL55 with a...

I have a 74mm fixed pulley on my SL55 with a Lawshee tune. I also have a Killer Chiller with a cabin evaporator isolator valve installed with a 2.5 gal under hood tank and Pierburg 50 pump and heat...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By trabots

The stock cans on the 55's are resonators NOT...

The stock cans on the 55's are resonators NOT mufflers they have minimal back pressure. The cats do 90% of the muffling. Take them off and leave the cans and you will have no drone. It is however...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By trabots

Again, the 4 'mufflers' on these cars are not...

Again, the 4 'mufflers' on these cars are not mufflers, they are almost straight through resonators. There is almost nil reduction in back pressure from taking these off. Put them back on and that...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-16-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By trabots

Put the two rear cans each side back on. They are...

Put the two rear cans each side back on. They are basically straight through and have no restriction.
01-10-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,628
Posted By trabots

Well, it seems the relay was not the issue as the...

Well, it seems the relay was not the issue as the IC pump still stops working while driving or sometimes does not turn on at start up. I hope someone can advise how to wire it so it turns on at...
01-09-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,628
Posted By trabots

I believe I found the relay for the IC pump. I...

I believe I found the relay for the IC pump. I started the car and the pump was working this time. I found the lower of the two relays visible stacked at the front turned off the pump when I removed...
01-09-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,628
Posted By trabots

I have a temp read out of my IC water tank which...

I have a temp read out of my IC water tank which is fed by a Killer Chiller. Recently I have noticed from the temp read out that the IC pump doesn't turn on sometimes and have confirmed it by looking...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-17-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 40,572
Posted By trabots

I read somewhere that mild steel headers sound...

I read somewhere that mild steel headers sound better than stainless
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By trabots

My recent tunes for both my SL55 and E55 for the...

My recent tunes for both my SL55 and E55 for the fixed pulleys I installed are great. No stumbling, shifting is much smoother especially when cold. Overall great service.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-03-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By trabots

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/140x105-1/20160603_161344_be2a37b262d81b74cfbea9c4d3f632b96bf9edd8_954944f8255056c1746bbcd607b54e59b11a6e8b.jpg


My apologies for missing...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-03-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By trabots

Quote "Killer chiller uses the factory ac to do...

Quote "Killer chiller uses the factory ac to do some pre-cooling. It doesn't have any where near the required cooling capacity to be your sole cooling component."

This is a false statement. I have...
11-21-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By trabots

I had a 74mm and 83mm fixed pulleys for my SL55...

I had a 74mm and 83mm fixed pulleys for my SL55 and E55 machined for $200 each here in Oz
11-21-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,739
Posted By trabots

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504-1/20171001_123909_resized_17225984115978cdcf7149b08771303b132c178b.jpg

305/40 x 18 and 275/40 x 18 no rubbing with stock wheels...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-03-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/20171103_180928_452df2330a7decb169ae2d1cef197e4f3ebc901f.jpg
I have had both my 55s' clutched pulleys changed to fixed pulleys...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-31-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,644
Posted By trabots

In my experience with NA vehicles, long tubes...

In my experience with NA vehicles, long tubes were really effective over a small rpm range and only if the primaries were equal length and length chosen to actually pulse extract, as in tuned for...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

I left the back half of the engagement magnet...

I left the back half of the engagement magnet installed with the electrics still connected. I felt that if the ECU sees the electromagnet still actuating it will assume all is good. Many FSP ...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By trabots

Thanks mate, do you suck what oil is in there out...

Thanks mate, do you suck what oil is in there out from that filler hole? How much oil goes in to fill?
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

That is great news. I thought the bearings were...

That is great news. I thought the bearings were making the noise. I released the tension on the belt on my other SL55 and it has the same side to side movement. Can you advise where the oil goes? I...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By trabots

Where is the oil filler on the supercharger?...

Where is the oil filler on the supercharger? Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-21-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

The Wiestec costs $9k but at 3.0 L is bound to...

The Wiestec costs $9k but at 3.0 L is bound to give more boost and the bigger IC would surely help keep IATs down
Forum: W211 AMG
10-21-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/20171021_151958_resized_002__3cba1d2d62993ab1adfec65a33792f021e0c6af7.jpg
I had a pulley machined without the bearing or the clutch...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-18-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By trabots

I had an extra HE on my SL55 with a bigger pump...

I had an extra HE on my SL55 with a bigger pump and split tank system but took it off and plugged the factory HE and installed a Killer Chiller with an isolator valve. I have a temp sensor in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-04-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By trabots

As the stock E55 wheels are 18inch these wheels...

As the stock E55 wheels are 18inch these wheels will clear the calipers on the vertical plane of the wheel. The offsets are different from a stock wheel so that may cause interference on the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-01-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By trabots

I have a set of 18inch stock wheels for an E55,...

I have a set of 18inch stock wheels for an E55, powder coated gunmetal. If you want to pay the freight from Oz plus A$800 I will organise.:)
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

Thanks for all the input. According to a...

Thanks for all the input. According to a conversation I had with a Bosch engineer these cars have 2 ECU maps, one which references the various sensors and gives variable fuel delivery for most...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-26-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

I have ordered a spacer ring to be lathed to lock...

I have ordered a spacer ring to be lathed to lock the bare pulley to the magnetic drum. The ECU should still think the clutch is ok I hope. The car only has an 83mm pulley, belt wrap and EC tune.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

I can see that now. The friction rings are not...

I can see that now. The friction rings are not available without the metal part they fit into I take it. That $600 in the US would quickly double in Oz unfortunately. I will check with the dealer...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

Jerry at EC advised that the ECU looks for the...

Jerry at EC advised that the ECU looks for the clutch electronically and as such he wouldn't do a clutch-less tune for me. That has got me thinking that the ECU could maybe be fooled by measuring the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

I had another look and found the wires into the...

I had another look and found the wires into the back. I take it that the electromagnet holds the the friction faces apart (together?)until the ECU at a certain rpm (3000?) releases (pushes?) it to...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By trabots

Supercharger how does it engage?

I tried a search to no avail. I have my pulley off my SC as it threw a finger. I am still scratching my head at how it engages. The part is mounts to has been called "magnetic". I can find nothing...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-21-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By trabots

Would there be an advantage to skipping the burn...

Would there be an advantage to skipping the burn out so as to keep my Killer Chiller tank water at maximum cold?
Forum: W211 AMG
09-17-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By trabots

I have 2.5 gallons capacity in my...

I have 2.5 gallons capacity in my tank/lines/KC/intercooler volume. I have not yet gone to the strip,, just speculating. Obviously I will have to try it both ways. Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-16-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By trabots

Whatever the tyre, how does one get around the...

Whatever the tyre, how does one get around the inevitable heat soak warming up your IC water during a burn out? Seems to me one might be quicker launching on cold tyres but with fully cold IC water....
Forum: W211 AMG
09-13-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By trabots

I have the stock SL55 255x40R18. The diameters...

I have the stock SL55 255x40R18. The diameters are rear 70.12 cm and the current fronts are 66.12 so rear is 6% bigger. I have ordered 275x40R18 which are 67.72cm or rears 3.5% bigger. It is this %...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-13-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By trabots

I have SL55 wheels which are wider also on my...

I have SL55 wheels which are wider also on my E55. The issue would apply to both cars.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-13-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By trabots

Tire diameters and ASR

Can anyone tell me the allowable diameter difference in tires front to rear without upsetting the ASR? Interesting the steering gets heavier and the AC stops working properly when the ASR light goes...
09-08-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By trabots

You are defeating the cooling done by the KC by...

You are defeating the cooling done by the KC by using heat exchangers. Think about it. The heat exchangers will cool down the water to ambient temp at the coolest. The KC will cool the water below...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,971
Posted By trabots

I have been having some KC stalling seen with a...

I have been having some KC stalling seen with a thermometer
read-out in the cabin of the water in the IC tank. People keep referring to a clutch on the AC compressor. These 211 and 230 AMGs do not...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By trabots

Killer Chiller Tx valve erratic operation

When working my KC works great, getting my tank water down to around 40deg and under freezing with the cabin evaporator bypassed with the "Drag Kit" valve. The problem is the inconsistency I see in...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-01-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,342
Posted By trabots

The idea is to install the EC heat exchanger in...

The idea is to install the EC heat exchanger in addition to the OEM one, either in parallel or series. I don't know which is proven the best way but either way your overall cooling will be much...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-24-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By trabots

I got my car back with the cabin evaporator...

I got my car back with the cabin evaporator isolator valve installed. This resulted in a full 10deg F drop in tank water temp to below freezing at 30deg when idling. The problem is that temp starts...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By trabots

My tank was installed initially with the extra EC...

My tank was installed initially with the extra EC H/E in the stage 3 kit. It worked great with 2.5 gal system capacity but limited to getting the tank water to ambient. After removing the H/E and...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-20-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By trabots

You need a Shardul belt wrap kit with that 77mm...

You need a Shardul belt wrap kit with that 77mm pulley. Mine was slipping even with one so I modified it to give even more wrap. The 'dust' you see is from touching the tops of the pulley bolts with...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By trabots

I have a road test of a C6 ZO6 doing 100-160kph...

I have a road test of a C6 ZO6 doing 100-160kph in 3.9 sec. My SL55 does this interval regularly in 3.8 sec according to my Vbox. This is a full second quicker than the car did stock. EC tune on a...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By trabots

This is my 2.5 gallon set-up with a KC on top of...

This is my 2.5 gallon set-up with a KC on top of the bumper bar. Split system, no problems with air locks as the filler is the highest point of the system. The brake battery is now in the trunk. I am...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-05-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By trabots

I thought the O2 port was better for accurate...

I thought the O2 port was better for accurate AFRs than a tail pipe sniffer.
05-19-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,178
Posted By trabots

My 2006 E55 has ONLY an 84mm pulley and tune from...

My 2006 E55 has ONLY an 84mm pulley and tune from EC. The stock 100-160km time is 5.0 sec. My E55 now does this interval in 4.5sec. Huge difference in feel, tires break loose very easily now. Only...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-18-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,517
Posted By trabots

Blackhammer, I agree. There is nothing wrong with...

Blackhammer, I agree. There is nothing wrong with new threads on old topics. You whiners about not using 'search' should just ignore the new threads if you already know it all. =)
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By trabots

I do the reverse on all my cars by replacing the...

I do the reverse on all my cars by replacing the OEM sized tires with a step up in width and a corresponding step down in profile number to keep the diameter the same. The extra width gives very...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-06-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,436
Posted By trabots

Both my E55 without a TCU tune and my SL55 with...

Both my E55 without a TCU tune and my SL55 with TCU tune hesitate on the 1-2 shift at light throttle. It seems to improve as the car warms up. Both have a delay after a 2-3 full throttle shift before...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-01-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By trabots

Killer Chiller AC gas type.

Has anyone switched to industrial 12A gas for their AC running a KC? Joe says there is another 10 deg drop using this vs the standard gas.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-28-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By trabots

Just called Joe Kincaid, very helpful he is. All...

Just called Joe Kincaid, very helpful he is. All is good as far as temps for a KC without their Drag Kit which isolates the cabin evaporator to put 100% of the refrigerant through the KC. The drag...
04-28-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By trabots

Thanks Shardul, where would I find that? The...

Thanks Shardul, where would I find that? The biggest speed shop in Perth can't help.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-28-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By trabots

My KC install is working but wonder if it is...

My KC install is working but wonder if it is working at its best. After a 20 minute idle my tank water stabilized at 47 deg in 72 deg ambient. Joe Kincaid advised to use 30% antifreeze as the KC will...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,505
Posted By trabots

This is what I have been advised. 100% water has...

This is what I have been advised. 100% water has the best heat transfer. In a split tank/ HE system, distilled water is better as mineral deposits will eventually reduce heat transfer. Only add...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By trabots

I just installed my KC and could not get the...

I just installed my KC and could not get the hoses right up to the T. I just clamped them over the barbs with no leaks found.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By trabots

My air con installer found an error in the car's...

My air con installer found an error in the car's computer which prevented the compressor from engaging. He reset all and it now works fine. This error must have occurred when I disconnected the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By trabots

Killer Chiller installed but now AC won't work.

Hooked everything up. After pressure testing and filling, the AC would not stay turned on with the light flashing slowly and then turning off. No pressure rise seen on the gasser. I did not turn on...
04-26-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By trabots

Where is it located and can a simple gauge be...

Where is it located and can a simple gauge be parallel wired to the sensor so as to have a live intake temp reading rather than after the fact looking at a log?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,023
Posted By trabots

If the tank is right after the KC, it will have...

If the tank is right after the KC, it will have sub freezing water in it ready to pump to the IC when full throttle. Your way, only the small cold volume of the hose will be pumped before warmer tank...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,023
Posted By trabots

Hulk, if the compressor is off when on the...

Hulk, if the compressor is off when on the throttle wouldn't the best way be

Pump > KC > Tank > IC

That way you are filling your tank with cold water ready for the next pedal to the metal. The...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,023
Posted By trabots

Yes have around 3 gallons and disconnected the...

Yes have around 3 gallons and disconnected the heat exchanger. It was the liquid AC connection I needed help with. I found my answer. Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,023
Posted By trabots

Yes the best location to install it. I am also...

Yes the best location to install it. I am also having trouble finding a liquid line other than the one going to the condenser at the front. I have the gas line already picked. Cheers again Hulk
Forum: W211 AMG
04-23-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,023
Posted By trabots

This is an old thread however I need to know...

This is an old thread however I need to know where to locate the KC in my 2006 SL55. Thanks in advance.

PS: how are you reading the IATs?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-08-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,767
Posted By trabots

Each door has an ECU in it apparently. Both my...

Each door has an ECU in it apparently. Both my 55s have a door like that. Ebay has these for sale. I have held off until I can see where it is and how to R&R.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-06-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By trabots

This is exactly my problem with both my 55's with...

This is exactly my problem with both my 55's with EC tunes. I don't think it is the tunes. The SL has a stage 3 kit w/77mm pulley and split cooloing and trans tune. The E has only an 83mm pulley and...
04-01-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By trabots

My E55 with ONLY an 83mm pulley and EC tune is as...

My E55 with ONLY an 83mm pulley and EC tune is as quick as my 11.8sec @120mph cammed LS7 ute according to my V-box.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,488
Posted By trabots

2 charts, one giving far more power than the...

2 charts, one giving far more power than the other. It ****s me when dyno figures are quoted without either 'rwhp' or 'fwhp'. Rwhp is the real result, fwhp is always a rough calculated value by the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By trabots

Both my E55 and SL55 with EC tunes do the same....

Both my E55 and SL55 with EC tunes do the same. Only the SL55 has had the TCU 'tuned' by EC. I thought it was the bigger TB but the E55 has the stock TB.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By trabots

Jerry, my SL55 stage 3 tune, despite your prompt...

Jerry, my SL55 stage 3 tune, despite your prompt replies etc. is still far from satisfactory. I still have shifting hiccups in low load situations. Keeping the throttle fixed, whether I shift in...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,154
Posted By trabots

My 2006 E55 has ONLY an 83mm pulley and a EC tune...

My 2006 E55 has ONLY an 83mm pulley and a EC tune and it reduced its V-box 60-100mph time by a full 1/2 sec. 5.0 down to 4.5sec. My 500lb lighter, cammed LS7 Ute, [email protected] does the same 4.5sec. My...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-09-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By trabots

Non electric throttle body

Being not happy about the hiccups and jerky manual shifting under light loads in my EC stage 3 tune w 77mm TB, I was wondering if the throttle butterfly could be hooked to an old fashioned throttle...
02-20-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,852
Posted By trabots

[QUOTE=J.L.K;7062184]Who is this Jerry guy and...

[QUOTE=J.L.K;7062184]Who is this Jerry guy and how does one get ahold of him? Does he work for a company or is he a privateer?[/QUOTE

Eurocharged in Houston
02-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,852
Posted By trabots

I put a 83mm pulley on my E55 with only a tune...

I put a 83mm pulley on my E55 with only a tune from Jerry and it is a huge improvement. On my V-box timer for 100-160kph it went from 5.2 sec down to 4.5 sec. The seat of the pants improvement was...
02-16-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By trabots

Sorry, my car is an SL55, the thread starter did...

Sorry, my car is an SL55, the thread starter did not say which car.
02-15-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By trabots

I removed both sets of cats and the factory...

I removed both sets of cats and the factory resonators (they are straight through design) just do not take away the loud sharp bark at full throttle which is not a nice sound and of course alerts...
02-13-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By trabots

I have an 83mm pulley and an EC tune only on my...

I have an 83mm pulley and an EC tune only on my E55 and I am very pleased with the stealthy performance. Substantial seat of the pants improvement.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-13-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,871
Posted By trabots

My E55 with just an 83mm pulley and EC tune has a...

My E55 with just an 83mm pulley and EC tune has a hiccup on light throttle tip in or where the shift occurs but then with no change in throttle position it seems to delay applying that same throttle...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2017, 02:21 AM
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Posted By trabots

The exact wording from Eurocharged on my package...

The exact wording from Eurocharged on my package which first came with an 83mm pulley showing 15psi:

Eurocharged Performance Stage 3 Power Package

Make:
Mercedes Benz
Model:
55 Series AMG...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,959
Posted By trabots

I will reduce the parameters and check again. The...

I will reduce the parameters and check again. The timing issue is a concern. I will check my other logs to see if repeats.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2017, 06:06 PM
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Views: 2,959
Posted By trabots

The log shows my boost drops off at higher rpm in...

The log shows my boost drops off at higher rpm in 3rd gear which conflicts with what Hulk said that it happens at the top of 3rd gear. Eurocharged claim 15psi for the stage 3 kit with TB and headers...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2017, 04:56 PM
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Views: 2,959
Posted By trabots

So why does my car only show 12.7psi max during...

So why does my car only show 12.7psi max during this run with a 77mm pulley and all the other stage 3 bits? This is a 3rd gear pull. Cheers.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-24-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,959
Posted By trabots

please correct me...

please correct me...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-23-2017, 06:11 PM
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Views: 2,959
Posted By trabots

As Jerry explained to me, peak boost will not be...

As Jerry explained to me, peak boost will not be seen until the top of 5th gear which I doubt anyone has done on the street. As I see it, for a given blower rpm, boost correlates to the back pressure...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,583
Posted By trabots

Mataris, your issue is not mine. My problem is...

Mataris, your issue is not mine. My problem is almost unnoticeable when in sport or comfort trans mode. It is only in manual mode that I get a hesitation after every shift under light load. This...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-13-2017, 02:30 AM
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Views: 8,871
Posted By trabots

Both my SL55 and E55 have a stumble under light...

Both my SL55 and E55 have a stumble under light throttle in manual 1st gear at 3500 rpm. The SL55 has the bigger TB from Eurocharged and a 77mm pulley etc. The E55 has only an 84mm pulley. Both tuned...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,583
Posted By trabots

On a light rising throttle in manual 1st gear my...

On a light rising throttle in manual 1st gear my SL55 experiences a big 'hiccup' right at 3500 rpm. My E55 does exactly the same thing. The SL55 has the EC throttle body, 77mm pulley, split cooling...
01-08-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By trabots

Chris, I have 3 inch straight pipes with...

Chris, I have 3 inch straight pipes with cross-over from shorty headers back to both of the stock resonators. The car is fine at idle and cruise but sounds like an AA dragster when having fun and is...
01-07-2017, 11:37 PM
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Posted By trabots

Sure did help Chris. I wondered why your first...

Sure did help Chris. I wondered why your first pic didn't have those stacked relays. Still, with this tune my pump turns on and with the previous tune it did for 9 months and then stopped turning on...
01-07-2017, 07:23 PM
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Posted By trabots

Just like your pic Chris, the location for the IC...

Just like your pic Chris, the location for the IC pump fuse is devoid of a fuse. So confirmation that the pump is being powered from somewhere else and that this car has been hot rodded. What I...
01-06-2017, 10:23 PM
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Views: 2,456
Posted By trabots

Thanks again, I thought it was a tracker. A lot...

Thanks again, I thought it was a tracker. A lot of vehicles here get a GPS tracker installed for cheaper insurance rates. I still need to see why IC pump is on at key on. I am going to unplug the...
01-05-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By trabots

Thanks again mate. I have attached pics of both...

Thanks again mate. I have attached pics of both fuse boxes. I see nothing amiss where the IC pump fuses are. However in the engine compartment you can see a couple of piggy back fuse holders. I was...
01-04-2017, 05:32 PM
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Posted By trabots

I accessed those fuses you show and while I did...

I accessed those fuses you show and while I did not know which one, they were all ok. I loaded another tune that Jerry had sent me and the pump started working as soon as the key was in position 2,...
01-04-2017, 12:08 AM
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Views: 2,456
Posted By trabots

Yes it has been running 100% duty cycle for 6...

Yes it has been running 100% duty cycle for 6 months since install. I placed a resister on the signal wire as recommended and pin 2 left unconnected as per this diagram.
01-03-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By trabots

No power going to my IC pump

I found where the fuse/relay is supposed to be under the driver's (rh drive) side rear interior compartment false floor. Which ones are for the intercooler pump? My fuse guide from the tool roll had...
01-03-2017, 10:00 PM
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Views: 6,532
Posted By trabots

I found the fuses and relays for my SL55 under...

I found the fuses and relays for my SL55 under the RH driver's side rear false floor (same place). Which ones are for the intercooler pump? My fuse guide from the tool roll had been soaked at some...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-29-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By trabots

Yes, I have a 77mm clutched pulley

Yes, I have a 77mm clutched pulley
Forum: W211 AMG
12-28-2016, 04:53 PM
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Views: 607
Posted By trabots

Is this the 'hiccup' I see referred to?

I have a Eurocharged tune on my stage 3 modded 2006 55 with bigger TB. I did not notice this initially but now that I use manual mode all the time on the transmission I get a stumble when under light...
12-28-2016, 04:52 PM
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Views: 707
Posted By trabots

Is this the 'hiccup' I see referred to?

I have a Eurocharged tune on my stage 3 modded 2006 SL55 with bigger TB. I did not notice this initially but now that I use manual mode all the time on the transmission I get a stumble when under...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-25-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By trabots

The truth then please?

The truth then please?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,230
Posted By trabots

Thanks for that Jerry. It does make me feel...

Thanks for that Jerry. It does make me feel however that emailed tunes are leaving something on the table. What do you reckon is the hp gain going from 10.8 to 11.8 AFRs at the top end assuming the...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-22-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 38,176
Posted By trabots

Just to put things in perspective. I had to pay...

Just to put things in perspective. I had to pay the MB dealer near me $800 Oz ($600 US) for a 2nd key for my E55.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-21-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,230
Posted By trabots

Jerry, if you are reading this, when you tuned my...

Jerry, if you are reading this, when you tuned my car you refused to lean the AFRs up top to over 11.0. This car is tuned with AFRs in the 12.0+ range up top which is where you want it for max power...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-20-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,230
Posted By trabots

What were the AFRs during the pulls? Cheers

What were the AFRs during the pulls? Cheers
Forum: W211 AMG
12-04-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,644
Posted By trabots

Shardul, do you sell the pulley shield??

Shardul, do you sell the pulley shield??
12-02-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By trabots

I am thinking of re-installing the rear cats just...

I am thinking of re-installing the rear cats just for their muffling. As noted above, taking the cats away takes most of the muffling away especially when having a squirt. Idle and cruise is great...
11-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By trabots

As the only real difference is that you have...

As the only real difference is that you have eliminated the forward resonator cans, I would put them back on as they do not restrict. That would put your car the same as mine so theoretically should...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By trabots

I had to mill 10mm from the flange face on the...

I had to mill 10mm from the flange face on the SL55 rear wheels I put on my E55. Fronts were ok.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-23-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,245
Posted By trabots

I do have the Eurocharged software which I have...

I do have the Eurocharged software which I have used to upload tunes.I will contact Jerry to see where/how to do this. Thanks mate.
11-21-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By trabots

Good spot. The shavings were from holding a flat...

Good spot. The shavings were from holding a flat file against the pulley clutch fixings while the engine was running as there was a slight ticking noise coming from the idler pulley edge hitting the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-21-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,245
Posted By trabots

Sorry about this probably dumb question, I have...

Sorry about this probably dumb question, I have just finished reading the whole thread. How do I access the IATs without installing my own sensor? I have the OBD cable from Eurocharged.
11-20-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By trabots

improvement in belt wrap kit

I have Shardul's belt wrap kit on my SL55 with a 77mm S/C pulley. I was seeing black dust around the pulley so figured I was losing boost to slippage. I modified the engine block plate by moving the...
10-30-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By trabots

I have the same set-up with no cats and just the...

I have the same set-up with no cats and just the factory cans all fed by shorty headers. I still have the cross-over after the 2nd cats. No drone at all, quiet at idle and cruise however full...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-28-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By trabots

I have always +sized my tires to get a bulge on...

I have always +sized my tires to get a bulge on the sidewall both for looks and as kerb protection. I hate flush or recessed tire sidewalls. 285 x 35 /18 are standard size on the SL55 9.5inch rims...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-28-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 124,081
Posted By trabots

I too had problems bench testing my new CWA50 so...

I too had problems bench testing my new CWA50 so I sent it back. Same issue with the replacement. They apparently take several seconds to start after powering. I installed it in any event after never...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-27-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,676
Posted By trabots

I just put an 83mm s/c pulley on my E55, no other...

I just put an 83mm s/c pulley on my E55, no other mods. Under acceleration in 2nd gear it felt flat from around 5k rpm to the shift but then after a moments delay it accelerated much more strongly in...
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