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Forum: W211 AMG
06-17-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By StarvingArtist

It looks normal to me, but then I've never seen a...

It looks normal to me, but then I've never seen a new one either.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-11-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By StarvingArtist

Never heard of anyone having to pay for a...

Never heard of anyone having to pay for a guardrail before. Town never pays for tires when I hit a pothole. Doesn't seem fair.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-09-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's what I do to. Except I get the filters on...

That's what I do to. Except I get the filters on amazon several at a time.
Forum: W219
06-09-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By StarvingArtist

The windows are suppose to instantly drop down a...

The windows are suppose to instantly drop down a bit when you pull the door handle, then go back up one second after the door is closed. Are they doing that?
As for the half axle, the only thing I...
Forum: W219
06-08-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By StarvingArtist

Not entirely sure. Don't think I've ever seen it...

Not entirely sure. Don't think I've ever seen it done. Research before you do anything to it. There are many tricks and surprises in a car at this level. For instance if you wake up the car while...
Forum: W219
06-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By StarvingArtist

Many things. These are $100,000 cars. If you...

Many things. These are $100,000 cars. If you can't work on it you will need a couple grand to catch up on the maintenance, plus a few more in the bank for insurance in case something breaks. Crawl...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By StarvingArtist

Time to change gear oil again. I'm running Royal...

Time to change gear oil again. I'm running Royal Purple at the moment. Thanks for that. What have you got on motor oil?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,186
Posted By StarvingArtist

Where did you get the hood emblem?

Where did you get the hood emblem?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 85,490
Posted By StarvingArtist

You're not boring!

You're not boring!
Forum: W211 AMG
06-06-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By StarvingArtist

I'll try to figure out the star thing, but it's...

I'll try to figure out the star thing, but it's going to have to wait. My time is triple booked right now, and two of my projects need to be done as soon as possible. If it gets any worse I'll have...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By StarvingArtist

On the PDF from Hayseed that is listed as the...

On the PDF from Hayseed that is listed as the pressure sensor, not a solenoid. Now I realize I don't understand the system like I thought I did. Hmmmmm.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By StarvingArtist

I checked ebay. Can't tell anything about the...

I checked ebay. Can't tell anything about the quality of the new ones. $263 on FCP Euro. Not as much as I expected. I'd still rather rebuild it with oem quality parts, but I guess that's out of reach...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By StarvingArtist

Yes, thank you! I forgot to hit the reply button...

Yes, thank you! I forgot to hit the reply button earlier. If it turns out to be the sensor I'll just buy one, if it's the valve block... anybody heard of a rebuild kit?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,655
Posted By StarvingArtist

I used double stick tape and silicone for...

I used double stick tape and silicone for insurance with the factory mounting bracket. Didn't want to drill a pristine bumper.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ebay sellers usually have compatibility charts....

Ebay sellers usually have compatibility charts. I'm pretty sure they are the same side to side.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By StarvingArtist

Valve block

My front end dropped about an inch and a half overnight. The only thing I can think of that would drop it evenly is the valve block. Has anyone rebuilt one of these things before? I don't think I've...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-02-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By StarvingArtist

IC - pump - HE - KC - tank would work beautifully...

IC - pump - HE - KC - tank would work beautifully if you had a variable speed pump or even an on/off switch controlled by a thermostat. Without it you are warming up the water from the KC with your...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By StarvingArtist

I'm no expert on this, but that makes no sense to...

I'm no expert on this, but that makes no sense to me. If the pump stops then the only reserve cold in the system is the kc exchanger. I would recommend more investigation before you reroute hoses.
Forum: W219
05-30-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By StarvingArtist

How do you tell. I just put laser iridium ngk in...

How do you tell. I just put laser iridium ngk in my car
Forum: W219
05-28-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By StarvingArtist

Brake fluid every 2 years, and you should really...

Brake fluid every 2 years, and you should really know the condition of your supercharger. the oil in the front goes away over the years, and the bearings in the back tend to lose their grease then...
Forum: W219
05-28-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By StarvingArtist

You probably know this already, but the ecu...

You probably know this already, but the ecu starts pulling timing at 95*
Forum: W211 AMG
05-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By StarvingArtist

The only thing I can think of that would do that...

The only thing I can think of that would do that is mixing up the TB plug with the bypass plug. They are physically interchangeable.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 635,387
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sounds like you have a problem lurking, and a...

Sounds like you have a problem lurking, and a little extra torque put you over the edge. Whatever it is will likely get worse over time. Might be best to get the scanner fixed first.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By StarvingArtist

If it's louder underneath the car front drivers...

If it's louder underneath the car front drivers side, it's the oil pump chain. the spring gets weak with age. If you drain the front sump last, you will see little flakes of aluminium in the pan....
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,046
Posted By StarvingArtist

My wife's car just says not activated, but it...

My wife's car just says not activated, but it says it about every 8 minutes and kills the music for a few seconds to do it. VERY annoying!
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 253,914
Posted By StarvingArtist

Talking Hey, wait a minute, I'm the one who benefited...

Hey, wait a minute, I'm the one who benefited from that supercharger post. If you leave again I might end up with the wrong size tires or something.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By StarvingArtist

ebay

ebay
Forum: W211 AMG
05-11-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By StarvingArtist

Good to see you back! I hate interior work...

Good to see you back! I hate interior work because I always break some plastic clip somewhere. Never really understand how a piece comes out until you see the back side.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,657
Posted By StarvingArtist

That pulley looks cool. What kind of harmonic...

That pulley looks cool. What kind of harmonic dampener does it have.
Forum: W219
05-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By StarvingArtist

Somebody swapped wheels with an E55 CLS is a...

Somebody swapped wheels with an E55
CLS is a great car, but will cost you a fortune if you don't understand it.
Most of the info is on the E55 forum (same car, different body style) Assuming you...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 635,387
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just thought I'd bring this back up for you guys...

Just thought I'd bring this back up for you guys with transmission issues. It resets everything your car has learned about the way it's been driven. If your car doesn't shift more aggressively then...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,186
Posted By StarvingArtist

I did pin mine, but it's off the car right now. ...

I did pin mine, but it's off the car right now. I just went out and bought a couple good looking cotter pins and some drill bits. stainless is a little difficult to drill, but the motor pin is easy....
Forum: W211 AMG
05-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,186
Posted By StarvingArtist

I meant the bracket of your belt wrap kit. All...

I meant the bracket of your belt wrap kit. All the motors should presumably be the same, so if the bracket is almost rubbing the belts, something is wrong. I haven't got a BRK to look at, but it...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-04-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,186
Posted By StarvingArtist

Is it possible you have that bracket upside down?...

Is it possible you have that bracket upside down? That clearance can't be the way it was designed.
Extra pulley gap will only affect the springs. They have to flex more to engage.
For a more secure...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-04-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By StarvingArtist

There's a thread about this around here...

There's a thread about this around here somewhere. It has the resistance values for the micro switches.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-04-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By StarvingArtist

Mine did the same thing just from being low on...

Mine did the same thing just from being low on fluid. It's been fine for years since.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,046
Posted By StarvingArtist

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,449
Posted By StarvingArtist

It does.

It does.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Put the plugs in today. HUGE difference! I guess...

Put the plugs in today. HUGE difference! I guess I let that bit of maintenance go too long. No more misfire, More responsive, more power. The gap of the new plugs was .031, I left it that way. I set...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-23-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By StarvingArtist

I've never heard of anyone needing to, they just...

I've never heard of anyone needing to, they just replace the sensor when it goes bad. I don't know much about though.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-21-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By StarvingArtist

You don't actually have to match them, just get...

You don't actually have to match them, just get closer.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

OK thanks.

OK thanks.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By StarvingArtist

Bit of a road trip from Utah to Mexico huh.:)

Bit of a road trip from Utah to Mexico huh.:)
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Anybody know what the gap should be? Normally I...

Anybody know what the gap should be? Normally I just leave them alone, but this car gets the attention to detail.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Wow, even looks cool. Some kind of ceramic...

Wow, even looks cool. Some kind of ceramic coating?

Plugs are here. I forgot to ask about the gap?? I've got to work all weekend anyway to finish a job.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 737,046
Posted By StarvingArtist

Can I use star to watch boost and/or IAT while...

Can I use star to watch boost and/or IAT while i'm driving?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

I've never heard of a thermal barrier on a piston...

I've never heard of a thermal barrier on a piston before. What is that all about.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

AAAHH the wrench trick. Forgot about that one. I...

AAAHH the wrench trick. Forgot about that one. I think I did that with my wife's E.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ok thanks, I'll do that one first and the rest...

Ok thanks, I'll do that one first and the rest will seem easy
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Great info! Thanks! I'll go ahead and order the...

Great info! Thanks! I'll go ahead and order the stock ones. Forget to ask about a plug wire tool. I've never even seen one.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ball joints on the thrust arms are built in. FWIW.

Ball joints on the thrust arms are built in. FWIW.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By StarvingArtist

I've been impressed with the Michelin as3. Not...

I've been impressed with the Michelin as3. Not their top summer tire, but the best grip I've had. Speaks well for the brand. My stock sizes are a little different though 285/30/19 and 255/35/19. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By StarvingArtist

Any down side to 1 step colder plugs?

I've got to do plugs this weekend and I was thinking about going 1 step colder in view of future mods. If I don't have time for the mods this year, should I just go with stock. I found ILFR6A NGK...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-16-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By StarvingArtist

Do the upper ball joints too. They are only about...

Do the upper ball joints too. They are only about $50 bucks each, and can be changed in about 10 minutes. Mine start to go bad about every 50k.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,893
Posted By StarvingArtist

This makes me want to improve the seal in my...

This makes me want to improve the seal in my bypass. Some seals on the shaft, maybe a rubber lip for the butterfly. A little added restriction shouldn't matter. That would be the best of both worlds....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By StarvingArtist

We'd love to see how they stack up against a set...

We'd love to see how they stack up against a set of proper oem amg filters too. They have a lot more pleats which means a lot more surface area if you cut it out and spread it out on the table. I'm...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By StarvingArtist

There is a thread called "the intercooler pump...

There is a thread called "the intercooler pump you didn't know about" It has a chart. CM30 is one of the worst in a high resistance system.
Crank pulley is a better option if you can afford it and...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By StarvingArtist

Really shouldn't put low quality parts like that...

Really shouldn't put low quality parts like that on a 200 mph car. Since you are, can you just drill the holes out bigger?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-06-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By StarvingArtist

If the air is out of the system, A couple of...

If the air is out of the system, A couple of starts/ key cycles should get you back to normal. The fault will be stored.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By StarvingArtist

Good quality bearings have to be deliberately...

Good quality bearings have to be deliberately hunted down. There are many cheap copies out there. Good bearings often have a reddish orange seal, and cost more than $10. You need all the belt tension...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,005
Posted By StarvingArtist

"Mechanical empathy" love it!

"Mechanical empathy" love it!
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By StarvingArtist

Not sure what to say. Great! congratulations, ...

Not sure what to say. Great! congratulations, Bummer.
Drop by for a visit once in a while and show us the replacement.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-31-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By StarvingArtist

That"s what I thought too, and now one of my...

That"s what I thought too, and now one of my favorite options, keyless go is not fixable. It's a pain in the butt to lock it up When I go into a city.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By StarvingArtist

The ebay ad doesn't say new anywhere. I think...

The ebay ad doesn't say new anywhere. I think it's rebuilt by zoom. If that's the case, go with Arnott.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By StarvingArtist

I would say yes since it's a rebuilt bilstein.

I would say yes since it's a rebuilt bilstein.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By StarvingArtist

Good to know.

Good to know.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By StarvingArtist

I dip my bolts in silver paint to put them in....

I dip my bolts in silver paint to put them in. Can't chip it when it's wet and the socket repaints the corners.as you go.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By StarvingArtist

link doesn't work

link doesn't work
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,451
Posted By StarvingArtist

Cool, thanks for sharing!

Cool, thanks for sharing!
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's exactly why they have become so popular....

That's exactly why they have become so popular. Plus it's an easier job for a novice to take on. Add up the cost of a SC pulley belt wrap kit and skatter shield and it must be getting close to the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By StarvingArtist

Maybe the alloys are better now, but maybe 15...

Maybe the alloys are better now, but maybe 15 years ago I read the dirt bike racers quit using titanium axles because they couldn't count on them.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By StarvingArtist

10 years ago when money was no object, everyone...

10 years ago when money was no object, everyone did crank pulleys. The welded ones without a harmonic balancer came off, so did the ones that weren't torqued properly. I still think it's the better...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By StarvingArtist

You are spot on about the maintenance. With...

You are spot on about the maintenance. With proper oil changes and highway miles your drive train is likely near perfect. Unfortunately most people don't understand that, since many cheaply built...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By StarvingArtist

I put in two 5 quart jugs and a fresh MANN filter...

I put in two 5 quart jugs and a fresh MANN filter every oil change. Been working for 100k. Any less and my oil level says not when engine's on. Stays in the 7. something to 8.something when running....
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,186
Posted By StarvingArtist

Nice car, Did you get it aligned after lowering?...

Nice car, Did you get it aligned after lowering? It changes the toe in dramatically. you will chew the inside edges quick if it's not dealt with already.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By StarvingArtist

I'd be afraid of a hardness or material...

I'd be afraid of a hardness or material difference. Although it wouldn't surprise me all that much if it was just a price difference. Maybe buy one of each and see how hard they cut with shears.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By StarvingArtist

I think it's still on the common replacement...

I think it's still on the common replacement parts sticky thread.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By StarvingArtist

WOW!

WOW!
Forum: W211 AMG
03-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By StarvingArtist

Start with your IC pump.

Start with your IC pump.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-22-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By StarvingArtist

How's the road noise coming from the back seat...

How's the road noise coming from the back seat area? Any increase?
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

So true! Let us know what you end up doing.

So true! Let us know what you end up doing.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

Your call, but if the rings were expanding enough...

Your call, but if the rings were expanding enough to nearly close the gap, the carbon buildup would be crushed and washed away. how hard do you drive it? Any full throttle on a cold engine events? I...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

Read the Wisco thing. I've run many Wisco pistons...

Read the Wisco thing. I've run many Wisco pistons over the years, never had one fail. Two things I picked up. First they are using cast iron blocks as their example. Second, under mistake #2 they say...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-20-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

My thinking is that it had to be set up tighter...

My thinking is that it had to be set up tighter than that from the factory, there is always some wear, and it worked for 100k, surviving who knows what over the years, Seems like that would be enough...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-20-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

What was the ring gap of the old rings?

What was the ring gap of the old rings?
Forum: W211 AMG
03-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,005
Posted By StarvingArtist

OOps, I was answering the first post from 2008. I...

OOps, I was answering the first post from 2008. I guess he's figured it out by now.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,350
Posted By StarvingArtist

There goes your classic oil pump whine. ...

There goes your classic oil pump whine.
Running rich also gives you carbon buildup, be interesting to see what condition the valve seals are in.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,005
Posted By StarvingArtist

Don't know what auto tap is, Could it be adding...

Don't know what auto tap is, Could it be adding too much resistance to the circuit and tripping the code? These cars are sensitive to wire resistance.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By StarvingArtist

That sucks! Hopefully someone will be smart...

That sucks! Hopefully someone will be smart enough to figure a way around it all.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-10-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By StarvingArtist

You might do better measuring it in mm.

You might do better measuring it in mm.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-08-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By StarvingArtist

Keep us posted on this please, mine does the same...

Keep us posted on this please, mine does the same thing.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-25-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By StarvingArtist

I read through that thread up into the 70's and...

I read through that thread up into the 70's and one thing I didn't see... shouldn't a new conductor plate come with all the solenoids? I didn't realize you had to, or could replace them separately.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By StarvingArtist

I don't think I've ever measured how much oil...

I don't think I've ever measured how much oil comes out, but it's at least a quart plus.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-21-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By StarvingArtist

The main battery is getting weak. best to change...

The main battery is getting weak. best to change them both if you've got the dough. AGM. Interstate has a good one if you order it. My dealer only wanted $160ish so I got it. I think it took 12...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-21-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By StarvingArtist

I usually get a couple quarts out of the front...

I usually get a couple quarts out of the front when I drain it, but I can't remember if the whine starts immediately or waits a few seconds. I think it's immediate, which would mean it has oil to...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-15-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By StarvingArtist

Your car is well cared for. Someday I'll do a...

Your car is well cared for. Someday I'll do a round of maintenance like that on mine How much were the bottom end bearings?
Forum: W211 AMG
02-13-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By StarvingArtist

The plastic clips that hold the air boot to the...

The plastic clips that hold the air boot to the TB are less likely to break when they are warm. I always run it a few minutes before removal.

The bottom one is a bit of a reach, I use a...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-05-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 85,490
Posted By StarvingArtist

Most of us here are into cars, regardless of the...

Most of us here are into cars, regardless of the brand. Come back and show us your next one, whatever it is.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,164
Posted By StarvingArtist

sounds like heís hiding from someone scarier than...

sounds like heís hiding from someone scarier than MBH. Previous scams maybe?
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By StarvingArtist

Hopefully it’s just the alternator. I think you...

Hopefully it’s just the alternator. I think you are on the right diagnostic path. Keep us posted.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By StarvingArtist

There's a thread about this, or maybe it's in the...

There's a thread about this, or maybe it's in the s/c thread, but it turned out to be British pipe thread if I remember right.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-31-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,164
Posted By StarvingArtist

Too bad you have to deal with stuff like that,...

Too bad you have to deal with stuff like that, what a hassle!
Forum: W211 AMG
01-30-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,005
Posted By StarvingArtist

The new Toyotas are doing that to the distronic,...

The new Toyotas are doing that to the distronic, a few others too. At first i thought it was radar detectors, or radar jammers.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By StarvingArtist

Do you know anything more about the adjusting? my...

Do you know anything more about the adjusting? my car takes a bit too long to go from R to D.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-25-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 85,490
Posted By StarvingArtist

Cool stuff man! Glad to hear the car is...

Cool stuff man!

Glad to hear the car is finding a good home. Often these kind of things go downhill in the care of someone else.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-23-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By StarvingArtist

FCP and give them your vin. There are 2 sizes...

FCP and give them your vin. There are 2 sizes of bearing and the larger one my be hard to get. There was a thread about this maybe 5 years ago. If you can afford it, this will be a great...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,625
Posted By StarvingArtist

Anybody know what that is at the crank?

Anybody know what that is at the crank?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,625
Posted By StarvingArtist

Wish the camera had pointed at the motor once,...

Wish the camera had pointed at the motor once, that's some power!
Forum: W211 AMG
01-14-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By StarvingArtist

Guess I'll have to stop relying on my memory when...

Guess I'll have to stop relying on my memory when offering advice. It's been a while since I've had the SC off.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By StarvingArtist

I believe that goes to the valve cover....

I believe that goes to the valve cover. (Crankcase vent) You should seal the one with the red as they have been known to leak boost as they age. It is only used on the SL... or S, I forget which one.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By StarvingArtist

Spray some lube into the rubber boots of the tiny...

Spray some lube into the rubber boots of the tiny ball joints of the rear height sensor linkage, I think it's sticky. mine dried out and did that once. It's in the middle attached to the sway bar....
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By StarvingArtist

I didn't read this whole thread, but there are...

I didn't read this whole thread, but there are only 3 height sensors. One in the rear and one on each front corner. Is the opposite side front too high?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By StarvingArtist

There is also a carrier bearing on the drive...

There is also a carrier bearing on the drive shaft.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-11-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By StarvingArtist

Has the car been in road salt for years?

Has the car been in road salt for years?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By StarvingArtist

My 06 CLS takes petrosin (I think I spelled that...

My 06 CLS takes petrosin (I think I spelled that right) hydraulic fluid. CHF11. I would expect the E to be the same.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-30-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By StarvingArtist

Not many mechanics are qualified to mess with the...

Not many mechanics are qualified to mess with the crank pulley. It requires special tools and some nerve to tighten and a new bolt. The biggest ďwhile your in there itemĒ is to replace is the oil...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By StarvingArtist

Probably not it, but how new are your air...

Probably not it, but how new are your air filters. The Y pipe on the throttle body can collapse with too much vacuum. Most likely a computer issue, but check the basics first. Fuel and air.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-21-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,221
Posted By StarvingArtist

Nice work, especially for learning while you go. ...

Nice work, especially for learning while you go. Wondering if the bends might change the speed of the exhaust gasses to make your length off. I don't know if it would speed it up from the slingshot...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By StarvingArtist

Don't forget to change the relay.

Don't forget to change the relay.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-17-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,292
Posted By StarvingArtist

Love it! How did you fix the holes in the trunk?

Love it! How did you fix the holes in the trunk?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
E55
Views: 565
Posted By StarvingArtist

I think you need the computers from the other...

I think you need the computers from the other car. There is no MAF sensor or EGR in the 113k motor.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-15-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By StarvingArtist

I'm curious about this. When I had the blower off...

I'm curious about this. When I had the blower off the first time I noticed the air is concentrated to one side by the noise reduction casting and the rotor design. I also noticed that if I made it a...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By StarvingArtist

Hoorraaay for the win!

Hoorraaay for the win!
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By StarvingArtist

I have replaced the vr in all three of my mercs....

I have replaced the vr in all three of my mercs. One for the brushes, one just died, and one preemptively. FWIW the bearings in the ML alternator were still smooth and tight at 300k miles. It's over...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By StarvingArtist

It's rare but the DVD players do fail. If it was...

It's rare but the DVD players do fail. If it was a bad disc it would tell you.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By StarvingArtist

Replace it. It turns into a big resister and puts...

Replace it. It turns into a big resister and puts extra load on the charging system continuously. !0 years is a pretty good run, it doesn't owe you anything.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-11-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sounds like you don't need the adapter cable....

Sounds like you don't need the adapter cable. Like Alex said, make sure your hot and ground aren't mixed. I chose to swap two pins in my harness and avoid the extra wires and connections.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,486
Posted By StarvingArtist

The best or nothing right. So far it's nothing...

The best or nothing right. So far it's nothing for me. If my business plans work out you will be hearing from me.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ha Ha, that got me laughing. Just to clarify,...

Ha Ha, that got me laughing. Just to clarify, both OEM batteries are AGM. Interstate does make one for the higher amp load cars like ours but you have to special order it. The advantages of an AGM...
Forum: W219
12-06-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By StarvingArtist

You need to introduce yourself over on the E55...

You need to introduce yourself over on the E55 211 forum. Same car, different bodystyle. All the hot rodders are over there.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By StarvingArtist

Do you think the original main battery was made...

Do you think the original main battery was made in Germany? I paid 170 something at the dealer, but if it's not imported it may not be a ten year battery like the first one.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By StarvingArtist

Go with OEM on this one, or a quality AGM from...

Go with OEM on this one, or a quality AGM from somewhere else.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-04-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,486
Posted By StarvingArtist

Post it all up when you find out if that was a...

Post it all up when you find out if that was a good decision.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-04-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By StarvingArtist

There is a whole stash of electronics under the...

There is a whole stash of electronics under the carpet on the passenger side floorboard, you might try drying that out and cleaning things up first.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By StarvingArtist

It means you lose power. Happens in three stages....

It means you lose power. Happens in three stages. The first one starts at 95* The engine backs off timing to protect itself. Trunk tank is better in my opinion because the under hood tank deletes the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By StarvingArtist

Yup. That's what I thought.

Yup. That's what I thought.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By StarvingArtist

Timing starts getting pulled at 95*.

Timing starts getting pulled at 95*.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By StarvingArtist

If the rear wheels don't have enough toe in it...

If the rear wheels don't have enough toe in it will do that. They toe out under load and steer it side to side. Did those clowns loosen the adjuster bolt before they gave up?
Forum: W219
11-29-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By StarvingArtist

Eurocharged will give it to you straight. They...

Eurocharged will give it to you straight. They have been a trusted sponsor on here from way back. If I had to bet on the difference I'd bet a couple hp higher than what they claim.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-28-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By StarvingArtist

My wife's E has 2. Anything with SBC I guess. ...

My wife's E has 2. Anything with SBC I guess. Just remembered, I'm still running on the original front battery. I pulled the top and wetted out the plates with some fresh acid and it held a happy 14...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-28-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By StarvingArtist

I got the one for my CLS for $168 at the dealer...

I got the one for my CLS for $168 at the dealer in Bangor They didn't want anything to do with my core. Thought that was a pretty good deal at the time. 10 years on a battery is always impressive.
Forum: W219
11-27-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By StarvingArtist

I think it would have to be the shock or the...

I think it would have to be the shock or the electronics controlling it, because more air just raises the car.
Forum: W219
11-26-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By StarvingArtist

Usually it's a leak that kills the pump. It just...

Usually it's a leak that kills the pump. It just runs itself to death. It could also be age. Check your wiring and plugs, Then replace some parts starting with the pump. Once the system is working...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,239
Posted By StarvingArtist

Weird. I guess send it back and try another one....

Weird. I guess send it back and try another one. If that doesn't work it might be time to pay for a proper diagnosis. Check the map sensor wiring for a bare spot or were it might be rubbing against...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,239
Posted By StarvingArtist

Did you unplug the throttle body to do it? The TB...

Did you unplug the throttle body to do it? The TB and bypass valve have the same kind of plug and can be mixed up. There are also a couple good places to create a major vacuum leak like the little Y...
Forum: W219
11-23-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sounds like the acceleration sensor failed, and...

Sounds like the acceleration sensor failed, and then you killed your pump. Check your fuses, see if you can get the pump to run. Hot wire it if you have to. It's under the fender liner on the drivers...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-22-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By StarvingArtist

Stumbling off the line is probably not a pump...

Stumbling off the line is probably not a pump issue, but you should get the 010 anyway. Stock air filters are very good when new. K&N's let fine grit into your motor. You can see it build up in the...
Forum: W219
11-21-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By StarvingArtist

Might want to take a closer look at things.I...

Might want to take a closer look at things.I replaced the bearing when it got noisy. There was never any slipping. There is also the condition of the belt and tensioner to consider.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-18-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By StarvingArtist

Been hearing similar stories about this Serge...

Been hearing similar stories about this Serge character for years and years. How does someone like that stay in business? Yikes!
Forum: W211 AMG
11-18-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,239
Posted By StarvingArtist

Start by replacing the map sensor, Then start...

Start by replacing the map sensor, Then start checking into your fuel system to see where you are with that.
Forum: W219
11-17-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By StarvingArtist

Cost me about 65 bucks and an hour to replace...

Cost me about 65 bucks and an hour to replace mine.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,239
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's the SBC pump,(brakes). It feels like it's...

That's the SBC pump,(brakes). It feels like it's by the pedals, but it's under the hood, front passenger side. There's an updated pulse dampener and ground wire for that system. Also a recently...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just buy good tires. Flat spots roll out as soon...

Just buy good tires. Flat spots roll out as soon as they warm up. Maybe 2 miles at highway speed. makes no difference.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just curious, why?

Just curious, why?
Forum: W211 AMG
11-10-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By StarvingArtist

It’s pretty hard to find better gear oil than...

It’s pretty hard to find better gear oil than what the dealer sells specifically for your car.l
Forum: W211 AMG
11-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By StarvingArtist

My grandfather was an electrical engineer working...

My grandfather was an electrical engineer working for the navy. He built the first US satellite with his own hands, among many other things. When I was a little kid in the 70's he vetoed a couple...
Forum: W219
11-06-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By StarvingArtist

Try the e55 forum. Same car, different body...

Try the e55 forum. Same car, different body style. Most of us cls guys hang over there anyway.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-05-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By StarvingArtist

Ha, now I'm getting a misfire at WOT. No CEL. I...

Ha, now I'm getting a misfire at WOT. No CEL. I think I'm due for plugs. Can't remember if I have even changed them in this car. I thought I did, but that might have been my wife's E. If not. they...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-05-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By StarvingArtist

2003 had the bad radiators that mix coolant with...

2003 had the bad radiators that mix coolant with transmission fluid. Has yours been dealt with already?
Forum: W211 AMG
11-03-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By StarvingArtist

I paid for a year of EPC about two years ago....

I paid for a year of EPC about two years ago. Never used it once. Racking up the mileage, but car just doesn't break down often enough. Guess I'll have to give it a stern talking to.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-02-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 154,179
Posted By StarvingArtist

Yes. CLS is basically the same car. The only...

Yes. CLS is basically the same car. The only differences are the ones you can see.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-30-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By StarvingArtist

The pumps are supposed to be replaced every...

The pumps are supposed to be replaced every 60,000. They will go longer, but by the time the cover is cracked from age, it is probably time.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-27-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By StarvingArtist

Awesome, thanks! I ordered the pulley too. An...

Awesome, thanks! I ordered the pulley too. An ounce of prevention and all that.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's a new one. You could be the first for that...

That's a new one. You could be the first for that particular failure. Is that the SC tensioner or accessory belt.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-26-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By StarvingArtist

I'm due for a replacement also. Where did you...

I'm due for a replacement also. Where did you find that bearing. I found it on amazon for $6.35 + $20 shipping. Seems a little over the top on shipping. I have prime, but it didn't show up that way.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By StarvingArtist

!!.5 is good at the track, not so good in a...

!!.5 is good at the track, not so good in a battery. I replaced my 12 year old oem battery with one from the dealer. A surprisingly reasonable $160
Forum: W211 AMG
10-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By StarvingArtist

Does it have k&n filters. The edges of your rotor...

Does it have k&n filters. The edges of your rotor in the supercharger might have extra clearance from the fine grit getting in.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-25-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,732
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's interesting, So we are the only country...

That's interesting, So we are the only country subjected to the chime. Maybe they thought it would be funny. Tell all their friends what they did to the americans.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-24-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By StarvingArtist

My CLS has the old wide iPod cable in the glove...

My CLS has the old wide iPod cable in the glove box. I bought the adapter but it doesn't work with my iPod or iPad. Does anybody know what the newest version of iPod that will work?
Forum: W211 AMG
10-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By StarvingArtist

My wifes car (E500) went an hour ahead last...

My wifes car (E500) went an hour ahead last sunday. The door didn't close all the way due to the seat belt getting caught in it. It was like that for about two hours so I figured it was a voltage...
Forum: W219
10-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By StarvingArtist

I like the wheels! 20's?

I like the wheels! 20's?
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By StarvingArtist

Looks like the whole sub frame shifted. There's a...

Looks like the whole sub frame shifted. There's a thread on here about how to upgrade the bolts, If that's the case.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-20-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,691
Posted By StarvingArtist

I've always suspected a third reason......

I've always suspected a third reason... liability. MB doesn't do an extended warranty until they determine that it's cheaper than a class action lawsuit or a recall. Just like the fuel leak in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-16-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By StarvingArtist

It does sound like a computer problem. You might...

It does sound like a computer problem. You might try the valve body and conductor plate that came with the car in the new tranny. MB makes a lot of subtle changes between models and years.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By StarvingArtist

Then you need to get a proper scan and see what's...

Then you need to get a proper scan and see what's wrong.
Forum: W219
10-12-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sure it's not the relay?

Sure it's not the relay?
Forum: W219
10-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By StarvingArtist

6 cylinder? .... bummer

6 cylinder? .... bummer
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By StarvingArtist

Once. Hold for 2 seconds.

Once. Hold for 2 seconds.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By StarvingArtist

Something else to check, all the extra stress on...

Something else to check, all the extra stress on the rubber of a 15 year old crank pulley. They do go bad sometimes.
Forum: W219
10-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By StarvingArtist

Or that.

Or that.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,891
Posted By StarvingArtist

Looking forward to intercooler options! ...

Looking forward to intercooler options! Preferably one that fits under the blower, AND a big top mount system for the guys who want to go all out.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By StarvingArtist

Aluminum is harder to braze than people make it...

Aluminum is harder to braze than people make it sound. If you get it clean enough, and hot enough, It is likely the sealer will start leaking. Aluminium transfers heat instantly. You might as well...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By StarvingArtist

Is the upd pulley flat if you put a straight edge...

Is the upd pulley flat if you put a straight edge across the friction surface? The magnet drum on mine looks just like that, maybe a little groovier. Same with the pulley, all metal on metal...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By StarvingArtist

First stage of timing pull is 95* iat. It just...

First stage of timing pull is 95* iat. It just gets worse from there. Try it with ice, make sure your pump is working.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By StarvingArtist

I have no idea how to test this, but if the...

I have no idea how to test this, but if the electromagnet was weak from a short, or low input voltage, that would cause the clutch to slip and build up tons of heat. Maybe change the relay and try a...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-07-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By StarvingArtist

Does the Supercharger spin free and smooth?

Does the Supercharger spin free and smooth?
Forum: W211 AMG
10-06-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,394
Posted By StarvingArtist

I didn't trust the jc whitney shocks to be the...

I didn't trust the jc whitney shocks to be the real thing, but went back to look again, the price had gone up dramatically. I guess they really were new ones. I went with RMT because they were...
Forum: W219
10-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By StarvingArtist

Maybe find where it's located and check the...

Maybe find where it's located and check the wiring harness.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,193
Posted By StarvingArtist

Take it to someone who understands the engine....

Take it to someone who understands the engine. It's just forward of the TB and under. The plugs are interchangeable, but DON"T mix them up.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-03-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By StarvingArtist

Just a guess, sometimes the plastic unused tubing...

Just a guess, sometimes the plastic unused tubing plug at the back of the supercharger leaks at random. If you pull the SC off for bearing maintenance, eliminate it altogether.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-03-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By StarvingArtist

Wow, that's a great price! I paid 4 times that...

Wow, that's a great price! I paid 4 times that for mine at 50k. Have you got a line on parts, or a cost estimate?
What options does it have?
Forum: W219
09-30-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By StarvingArtist

That's a first. People usually find out after...

That's a first. People usually find out after purchase that they got duped by a badge and a liar. Looks like you landed on the real thing!
Forum: W211 AMG
09-30-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By StarvingArtist

Interesting choice. I had a 62 ragtop for my...

Interesting choice. I had a 62 ragtop for my first car. I built it from the ground up and used a bunch of 914 pars in the suspension. The only car I've ever had that would out corner and out stop...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-29-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By StarvingArtist

Brake failure and gas fumes are a little scarier...

Brake failure and gas fumes are a little scarier when it comes to law suits.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-29-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By StarvingArtist

I guess you found your grinding noise. I've been...

I guess you found your grinding noise. I've been on here for years, and you have had 2 problems I've never seen before.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-29-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By StarvingArtist

That is a great low tech diagnostic test! I like...

That is a great low tech diagnostic test! I like the way you think.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By StarvingArtist

You upgraded your rear subframe bolts already...

You upgraded your rear subframe bolts already didn't you?
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By StarvingArtist

Dumb question, but I gotta ask it... You did...

Dumb question, but I gotta ask it... You did remove the old oil when you changed it right? Both plugs. There shouldn't be any volume of oil in the filler cap, and only crankcase pressure which should...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By StarvingArtist

Bearings aren't a big deal. Take your belt off...

Bearings aren't a big deal. Take your belt off before you trash the rotors.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sometimes people put the top O-ring all the way...

Sometimes people put the top O-ring all the way at the top instead of the groove. If that's not it, maybe check for cracks.
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