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06-12-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By mikemargolis

Reduced to $800 Please note center caps, and...

Reduced to $800

Please note center caps, and TPMS and tires included
06-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By mikemargolis

$800 now

$800, got to move them out
04-17-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By mikemargolis

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19
04-17-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By mikemargolis

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19
Forum: Marketplace
04-17-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By mikemargolis

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19

Reduced to $900 on 4/17/19
04-09-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By mikemargolis

For sale: four OEM 17" wheels, caps, TPMS and tires too

Here are the four original came-with-the-car (2011 E350) wheels and tires, complete with TPMS, center caps and Bridgestone DriveGuard 245/45R17 tires.

Wheels have a small amount of marks,...
04-09-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By mikemargolis

For Sale: Four 17" OEM wheels, TPMS, caps and tires tooo

Here are the four original came-with-the-car (2011 E350) wheels and tires, complete with TPMS, center caps and Bridgestone DriveGuard 245/45R17 tires.

Wheels have a small amount of marks,...
Forum: Marketplace
04-08-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By mikemargolis

Four 17" Wheels and Tires and TPMS off 2011 W212

Here are the four original came-with-the-car (2011 E350) wheels and tires, complete with TPMS, center caps and Bridgestone DriveGuard 245/45R17 tires.

Wheels have a small amount of marks,...
03-26-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By mikemargolis

ALL SOLD, thanks

ALL SOLD, thanks
03-16-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By mikemargolis

Car's gone, this stuff's up for grabs

GGBailey oriental rug floor mats, new $225, I'll take $100 for these and throw in the OEM mats

USB Cable: Free, come get it

Two BNIB wipers, new $75, these $40

Come get it all for $125

I...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-03-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mikemargolis

I accepted $5700 from a car buyin service, but I...

I accepted $5700 from a car buyin service, but I still have the car and title.

I am in CT, you are welcome to come get the car for $6k.

P2 and leather. Spectacular shape.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-03-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mikemargolis

My plan was to run this car to 300,000 miles. ...

My plan was to run this car to 300,000 miles.

But a $4000 repair bill on a car with a book value of $6000 is just foolish.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-02-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mikemargolis

2011 E350 Bluetec Diesel at 130,000 miles got the oil leak

finally. $1 o-ring between the engine and oil cooler, $4000 in labor.

Sold the car, Honda Accord Hybrid incoming.

It was a decent run, but I am all done with M-B
03-02-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By mikemargolis

2011 E350 Bluetec Diesel at 130,000 miles got the oil leak

finally. $1 o-ring between the engine and oil cooler, $4000 in labor.

Sold the car, Honda Accord Hybrid incoming.

It was a decent run, but I am all done with M-B
12-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By mikemargolis

My car threw that stupid code every month, so I...

My car threw that stupid code every month, so I gave up. Bought the batteries by the 10 pack.

No Keyless Go, no battery codes.

I am glad you like it, I don't miss it one iota.
12-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By mikemargolis

I pulled out my keyless go button and insert the...

I pulled out my keyless go button and insert the key.

Too many "Key Not Found" warnings, and too many people stealing cars using Keyless Go.

I wish mine didn't have the keyless go option, I'd...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-10-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By mikemargolis

Does 2011 E350 W212 OM642 have two batteries

like the gasoline versions?

My car has the original battery from Fall 2010, and is slowing down a little.

Are there two or just one in the diesel?

Anyone have a part number/specs?

Will...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-24-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By mikemargolis

By having the sensor replaced or by having the...

By having the sensor replaced or by having the entire $1500 tank replaced?

(or just filling it every 5000 miles? :)
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By mikemargolis

And can that be repaired or do I have to replace...

And can that be repaired or do I have to replace the tank? (Which I have done once due to a bad heater, for more than $1000)
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-24-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By mikemargolis

16 starts left???

Hello all,

I have a 2011 E-350 Bluetec diesel, OM-642 engine, with 125,000 well maintained miles, about 200k km.

5000 miles ago I had the oil changed, and filled the adblue tank. I have the...
09-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 E-350 diesel, the v6. Have almost...

I have a 2011 E-350 diesel, the v6. Have almost 130,000 miles on it, can't wait for that first badge on the grill!
08-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By mikemargolis

MB dealer $800, indy shop $600. I called around a...

MB dealer $800, indy shop $600. I called around a lot, too.

I also have a 2011 E350, mine's a diesel but same transmission.

For me this was at 120,000 miles.

My regular indy said he couldn't...
05-08-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By mikemargolis

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
05-07-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By mikemargolis

Transmission fluid advice...

I drive a 2011 M-B E350 Bluetec diesel with the OM642 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine.

I am just turning 120K miles (about 200k km) and the recommended 120K service includes: engine oil change and...
05-01-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,092
Posted By mikemargolis

Simple answer: use the cheap blue stuff. DO NOT...

Simple answer: use the cheap blue stuff. DO NOT USE the orange Rain-X stuff. Greatest windshield washer fluid ever, and I use it in all our other cars. But in the M-B it causes the tank sensor to...
03-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By mikemargolis

I have an early 2011 and an iPhone 7, and...

I have an early 2011 and an iPhone 7, and everything that was possible in 2011 works for me: bluetooth audio streaming and telephone calls via bluetooth.

I can not read text messages on the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-18-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mikemargolis

I live in Hartford, CT and frequently do a...

I live in Hartford, CT and frequently do a Hartford Toronto Montreal Hartford swing, that's about a 1200 mile triangle. I can drive the trip on one fill if I go easy, my car (2011 E-350 diesel) will...
03-18-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,927
Posted By mikemargolis

The plugged drain issue has been addressed here....

The plugged drain issue has been addressed here. I cleared mine with some string trimmer line from up top.

Please read here:
...
03-18-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 E-350 Bluetec Diesel with 120,000...

I have a 2011 E-350 Bluetec Diesel with 120,000 miles on it.

Aside from one EGR valve replaced under warranty, and the Ad-Blue heater (not under warranty) the car has been flawless. Zero leaks,...
03-12-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By mikemargolis

Get in? Yes. Maybe further than three feet with...

Get in? Yes. Maybe further than three feet with an amplifier.

Start it and go? Not without my key when the button is missing.
03-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 with Keyless Go. You have two...

I have a 2011 with Keyless Go.

You have two choices.

Leave the button in the keyhole, and if your key is in the car, push the button, and the car starts.
Take the button out and don't use...
02-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By mikemargolis

See this thread re clearing the sunroof drain...

See this thread re clearing the sunroof drain holes:

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/682300-didn-t-need-during-hurricane-irma.html
02-16-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By mikemargolis

I bought four MB wheels and tires a few hundred...

I bought four MB wheels and tires a few hundred miles away. Used a blanket, and all four fit into the back seat, two x two lying flat.
01-07-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By mikemargolis

Would you spend $50 and go to the dealer vs $33...

Would you spend $50 and go to the dealer vs $33 and have it come to your door?

If it was price, I would have bought a $15 clone on ebay.
01-06-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By mikemargolis

Thanks for the part number. $33.08 on...

Thanks for the part number.

$33.08 on Amazon, free shipping with Prime.
01-06-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By mikemargolis

Broken Hood ornament Replacement

Son broke mine off while brooming off 15" of snow.

I have a Luxury 11 W212 with the vertical star, and want to replace it with a vertical star again.

Looking around, I find OEM for about $50...
12-31-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By mikemargolis

You don't say if your -8 is F or C. -8F =...

You don't say if your -8 is F or C.

-8F = -22C
-8C = 17F

In either case, that's pretty cold, althought the -8F is considerably colder than -8C.

I live in New England, and we haven't gotten...
12-19-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By mikemargolis

I drive a lot of highway miles, car has 120K...

I drive a lot of highway miles, car has 120K miles and is an 11.

Tires are fine, I am not Mario Andretti out there. Just put them on this past spring, and now they're off because of my snow tires...
12-16-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 Bluetec

which originally came with Turanza EL4's.

When they wore out I put on Bridgestone Driveguards and am very happy. Great grip and less noise than what came off.

By the way, I bought mine from...
11-10-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,320
Posted By mikemargolis

I bought my car CPO in 2012 with 25,000 miles on...

I bought my car CPO in 2012 with 25,000 miles on it and it had brand new RFT that were replaced by the dealer at CPO.

I had to replace those RFT's at 100,000 miles. Even with switching to snow...
11-09-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,320
Posted By mikemargolis

Mine is the "ultimate highway cruiser." P2,...

Mine is the "ultimate highway cruiser." P2, Leather, Luxury, E350 Diesel. 800 miles out of a tank, put it on the highway and leave it there all day.

I purposely wanted P2 and Luxury when I bought...
11-09-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,320
Posted By mikemargolis

I will be the contrarian and say I love the...

I will be the contrarian and say I love the run-flats. Peace of mind, and ride/noise is great. I have 17", and run Bridgestone DriveGuard RFT 245/45R17 in the summer. I have a second set of MB rims...
10-09-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By mikemargolis

Remember these are run-flats. Regular tires are...

Remember these are run-flats. Regular tires are 245, but in run-flat snows, the choices are very very limited.

I have 225/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT winter tires. Nobody makes a 235 or...
10-08-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a diesel, so run flats (which I love, by...

I have a diesel, so run flats (which I love, by the way).

I had a HORRIBLE experience with Axis wheels from tirerack, and 200% recommend OEM wheels.

I am in Connecticut, and do run 225/45R-17...
09-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By mikemargolis

I have owned my 2011 diesel for 115,000 miles and...

I have owned my 2011 diesel for 115,000 miles and have never touched the E/S button.

Nothing wrong with E for me
09-14-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,525
Posted By mikemargolis

Both sides broke free with about 12" to 18" (30...

Both sides broke free with about 12" to 18" (30 to 50cm) of string trimmer line.
09-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,525
Posted By mikemargolis

Awesome. My car stays outside 24/7/365 and both...

Awesome. My car stays outside 24/7/365 and both mine were clogged. Stuck the green string from my string trimmer down the hole, wiggled and spun, and they both poured water onto the ground.

Thanks...
09-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,525
Posted By mikemargolis

How does one clean the drain tubes?

How does one clean the drain tubes?
08-11-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By mikemargolis

I have this exact car, with 113,000 miles on...

I have this exact car, with 113,000 miles on mine. (well, mine is luxury, not sport, and leather, not MB-Tex).

Mine has been flawless and leak free. I am planning to run it to 200K miles +.
...
07-27-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By mikemargolis

Aftermarket wheels? NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,...

Aftermarket wheels?

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

This is...
07-24-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By mikemargolis

An OM642 diesel engine will have black oil by the...

An OM642 diesel engine will have black oil by the time you get home from the garage after an oil change.
07-20-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By mikemargolis

I have done several 700 mile days in my 2011...

I have done several 700 mile days in my 2011 E-350 Bluetec. That car is built to be put on the highway, set the cruise control, and just burn the miles, especially mine with Luxury and not Sport.
...
07-07-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 E-350 Bluetec diesel and live in...

I have a 2011 E-350 Bluetec diesel and live in New England.

About in October, I put four snow tires on (Bridgestone Blizzaks) and have never had a problem without 4Matic. Honestly, I've lived in...
06-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By mikemargolis

Not terribly sure on the 2013, on my 2011 you buy...

Not terribly sure on the 2013, on my 2011 you buy a traffic subscription from Sirius XM radio. You can buy it with or without the satellite radio stations.

Also, for what it's worth, the traffic...
05-28-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,771
Posted By mikemargolis

I've had four tanks that took more than 20...

I've had four tanks that took more than 20 gallons:

21.208
20.543
20.007
20.004

Being a 3 liter diesel, I've also had four tanks that went greater than 700 miles

730.00
04-24-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By mikemargolis

Don't be surprised if the authorized MB dealer...

Don't be surprised if the authorized MB dealer pushes the repair off to Safelite or JN Phillips or some other national windshield provider.

I don't think that bringing the car to your dealers...
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By mikemargolis

I ended up with four used Bridgestone Driveguard...

I ended up with four used Bridgestone Driveguard RFT, 245/45/R17 from bestusedtires.com, all in with shipping and all, it was $310 for the four. Tire Rack was $670 for the same four tires, and mine...
04-20-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By mikemargolis

Just a quick thank you to all for the advice...

Just a quick thank you to all for the advice here.

I ended up with four used Bridgestone Driveguard RFT, 245/45/R17 from bestusedtires.com, all in with shipping and all, it was $310 for the four....
03-15-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By mikemargolis

Thanks for the idea. Actually, tirerack...

Thanks for the idea.

Actually, tirerack sells them brand new for 168 and I can pick them up, $168 for two is interesting, and it seems shipping is free.

I have chronicled here that my first set...
03-15-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By mikemargolis

You just couldn't resist? Thanks for your...

You just couldn't resist?

Thanks for your opinion.
03-14-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By mikemargolis

Need suggestions for new RFT for E-350 diesel

my car has a DEF tank in the trunk, so no spare tire. Therefore it comes with 17" wheels and run flat tires, OEM are Bridgestone Turanzas. Size is 245/45R17

I am due for four new tires this spring...
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By mikemargolis

Need suggestions for new RFT for W212 E-350 diesel

my car has a DEF tank in the trunk, so no spare tire. Therefore it comes with 17" wheels and run flat tires, OEM are Bridgestone Turanzas. Size is 245/45R17

I am due for four new tires this spring...
03-06-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,280
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 with 107,000 miles (~171,000 km) on...

I have a 2011 with 107,000 miles (~171,000 km) on it.

I have had one oxygen sensor go bad under warranty, and recently lost the heater in the AdBlue tank, that was a $1500 repair, and no way to do...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-24-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By mikemargolis

The dashboard meter is notoriously inaccurate. ...

The dashboard meter is notoriously inaccurate.

I used fuelly.com for a long time (more than 50,000 miles), now I got lazy and don't anymore.

I have also seen 42+ mpg on the dash, and if you...
02-12-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By mikemargolis

A simple google search shows that part number is...

A simple google search shows that part number is a 17" x 8.5" rim
02-10-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By mikemargolis

I am running 225/45R17 run flat snows (Blizzak...

I am running 225/45R17 run flat snows (Blizzak LM-25) while the non snows are 235/45R17

According to Waze, the speedometer is within 1mph, and everything's great.

A little less width is not a...
02-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By mikemargolis

Good thing I have snow tires

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-img_7942_jpg_d378aab2d97daccb7827c8127e0ff9f1a748db14.jpeg

14" so far, and going strong
01-25-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,647
Posted By mikemargolis

Luxury, because that giant star in the middle of...

Luxury, because that giant star in the middle of the grill can't hold a candle to the pretty little one sticking up so you can see it.
12-09-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By mikemargolis

Great package and great price

I just did snows for my car, and I'm 3000 miles away.

Someone should jump on this.
12-02-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,698
Posted By mikemargolis

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO NONO NO NO NO NO NO...
12-01-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By mikemargolis

No offense, but there are tons of threads on...

No offense, but there are tons of threads on this.

Here's one:
...
11-25-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By mikemargolis

For four bucks I bought them too, just want to...

For four bucks I bought them too, just want to know where they go.

According to the website, it seems they're license plate bulbs, but I still don't know.
11-25-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By mikemargolis

Forgive my stupidity, where on the car do...

Forgive my stupidity, where on the car do "parking lights" go?

Are these under the mirrors?
11-16-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By mikemargolis

I'll be the rebel here...

I think a radar detector just encourages you to speed and drive unsafely.

I set the cruise control at 5 over and will never be ticketed.

Radar detector or not, if you speed, you'll get caught...
11-04-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By mikemargolis

These are 17" take-offs from a board member's...

These are 17" take-offs from a board member's 2013 or 2014 E-350

They are OEM MB rims.
11-04-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By mikemargolis

RFT Snow Tires for E Class Bluetec

Finally some good news.

If you live in a cold climate, and have needed snow tires, but need Run Flats because you have a diesel with the DEF tank, there are now two tires available.

The Blizzak...
11-01-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,186
Posted By mikemargolis

God washes my cars for me. Every time it rains....

God washes my cars for me. Every time it rains. That's why I don't use the garage.

Seriously.
11-01-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By mikemargolis

Yes I did

Yes I did
11-01-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By mikemargolis

I did my fronts at about 90K, for me there was a...

I did my fronts at about 90K, for me there was a clunking noise at low speeds when one wheel would go over a bump and not the other. Even though only the right was broken, the garage suggested...
10-28-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By mikemargolis

I don't do oil changes myself (Lord, I don't wash...

I don't do oil changes myself (Lord, I don't wash the car myself), but I know there are VERY specific Mobil1 oils for the OM642 diesel engine we have.

229.51 or 229.52 I think. I'd check with the...
10-26-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By mikemargolis

For me anyway, yes. Maybe the wheel shattering...

For me anyway, yes. Maybe the wheel shattering pothole had something to do with that.
10-26-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By mikemargolis

100,000 mile (160K km) Report, 2011 E-350 Bluets Diesel

Hi E-Class friends,

Yesterday I turned 100,000 miles so I thought I'd write a quick report.

I bought the car CPO in February 2012, it had 20,000 miles on it, seems about the only thing they did...
10-19-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mikemargolis

I reset the second mileage minder at every oil...

I reset the second mileage minder at every oil change.
10-17-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By mikemargolis

I bought my car in the winter of 2012, and lived...

I bought my car in the winter of 2012, and lived with the OEM tires for that winter.

Fall of 12, I bought four wheels (Axis) from Tire Rack with four Blizzaks and TPMS, 17".

The wheels are...
10-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,487
Posted By mikemargolis

Mine is a 2011 E-350 Bluetec diesel, the 3.0...

Mine is a 2011 E-350 Bluetec diesel, the 3.0 OM642 engine.

I have 98,000 miles on it, and am about to do a 700 mile round trip, so I checked the oil yesterday since I am 8000 miles past my last...
10-10-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,913
Posted By mikemargolis

98,000 on my 2011 E350 Bluetec diesel. I...

98,000 on my 2011 E350 Bluetec diesel.

I figure it has at least another 100K in her before I think about trading her in.

Aside from brakes and tires, I had to fix one Ox Sensor and the front...
09-14-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By mikemargolis

I have 96000 miles on my 2011 E350 diesel. ...

I have 96000 miles on my 2011 E350 diesel.

All that torque should tear up a transmission, and mine has been perfect.
09-13-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By mikemargolis

11 has the black and white display on the...

11 has the black and white display on the dashboard, 12 comes with the newer color and better graphics
09-03-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By mikemargolis

Just looked, again, and tire rack does not show...

Just looked, again, and tire rack does not show any steel wheels available for this car.

Can you post a link please?
09-02-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mikemargolis

Please check your private messages here.

Please check your private messages here.
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By mikemargolis

WTB four 17" OEM unstaggered wheels for W212

that is, 2011 E350 bluetec.

5-112
17" x 7.5"

Hopefully in the Northeast, I am in CT
09-01-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mikemargolis

WTB four OEM 17" wheels for W212 unstaggered

hopefully somewhere in the Northeast. I am in CT
09-01-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By mikemargolis

really looking for a source for steel wheels in...

really looking for a source for steel wheels in USA.

Google turns up nothing.

Does MB-Deutschland sell them?
08-31-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By mikemargolis

Steel wheels for winter, E350??

Does anyone know where I can find steel wheels that will fit my E350 (bluetec) not staggered?

I am really sick of denting (or worse) the crappy tire rack wheels I bought for the car.

Time for...
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By mikemargolis

Steel wheels for winter, E350?

Does anyone know where I can find steel wheels that will fit my E350 (bluetec) not staggered?

I am really sick of denting (or worse) the crappy tire rack wheels I bought for the car.

Time for...
08-30-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By mikemargolis

My car wash instructions: Park outside in...

My car wash instructions:

Park outside in rain
repeat
08-29-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By mikemargolis

VERY similar to mine, but I've got 96,000 on my...

VERY similar to mine, but I've got 96,000 on my 2011.

You'll LOVE the car
08-09-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By mikemargolis

I am at 95,000 miles on my 2011 E-350 diesel. ...

I am at 95,000 miles on my 2011 E-350 diesel.

What has needed fixing?

One OX sensor under warranty, and I just did $300 worth of front sway bars.

I am going to run this for 10 more years.
08-02-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By mikemargolis

Sigh... ...

Sigh...

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals
08-02-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By mikemargolis

Not the light switch, the left hand turn signal...

Not the light switch, the left hand turn signal switch.

Pull it towards you and high beams on, let go, high beams off.

Push it away, you get an A on the dashboard, and your high beams are on...
07-29-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By mikemargolis

Just curious: Who the "f" runs a $60K...

Just curious:

Who the "f" runs a $60K Mercedes Benz to redline?
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By mikemargolis

Need a little tire advice please

I drive a 2011 MB E-350 Bluetec Diesel, 95,000 miles and going strong.

Because of the seven gallon Diesel Emission Fluid tank in the trunk, there is no room for a spare tire, so the car comes with...
07-29-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By mikemargolis

Need a little tire advice please

I drive a 2011 MB E-350 Bluetec Diesel, 95,000 miles and going strong.

Because of the seven gallon Diesel Emission Fluid tank in the trunk, there is no room for a spare tire, so the car comes with...
07-24-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By mikemargolis

Yes, P2 has the auto headlights when you push the...

Yes, P2 has the auto headlights when you push the left stalk forward. So the camera is looking for oncoming headlights, in order to turn the high beams on and off.
07-22-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,242
Posted By mikemargolis

Looks good to me. I love seeing that star...

Looks good to me.

I love seeing that star sticking up from the hood.

Reminds me that I am in a MERCEDES FRICKIN BENZ.

I hate the sport look and sport grill, and no hood ornament.
07-22-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,401
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a USA E-350 Bluetec diesel. Luxury...

I have a USA E-350 Bluetec diesel.

Luxury and P2 and diesel make it a super unicorn.

I wanted P2 and Luxury, CPO, and the only one I could find was the diesel.

Now, I'm 94,000 miles in love...
07-17-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,867
Posted By mikemargolis

I did, off the driver's side. Like an hour...

I did, off the driver's side. Like an hour picking at it with my fingernail.

You can't see any evidence of it ever being there.

I was gonna take a picture, but am embarrassed at how dirty the...
07-17-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By mikemargolis

Diesel oil is BLACK by the time I get home from...

Diesel oil is BLACK by the time I get home from the dealer's having an oil change.

My car doesn't burn a drop between 10,000 mile oil changes, and that's after 94,000 miles currently.
07-12-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By mikemargolis

The DEF tank in our cars is about 7 gallons, and...

The DEF tank in our cars is about 7 gallons, and lasts well past the 10,000 mile oil change interval.

So when you change the oil, fill the tank, and you'll never run low.

I buy the 2.5 gallon...
07-01-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By mikemargolis

I am five hours drive south of you in southern...

I am five hours drive south of you in southern New England.

I run four 17" snow tires from October to March. Bridgestone Blizzaks.

18" or 19" wheels will dent with potholes, I'd strongly...
07-01-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,606
Posted By mikemargolis

I am a waze addict, it's a free app, but I would...

I am a waze addict, it's a free app, but I would pay for it.

I bought a phone holder that clips into the air vent, and leave the phone just to the side of the emergency flasher triangle button.
...
07-01-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By mikemargolis

93,000 new england miles, and mine are fine.

93,000 new england miles, and mine are fine.
07-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,613
Posted By mikemargolis

I have the Oriental Red from ggbailey.com ...

I have the Oriental Red from ggbailey.com

Wonderful product, and every time I go to a car wash, I get complemented by guys who look at floor mats all day long.
...
06-29-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,520
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 E350 bluetec diesel, same car but I...

I have a 2011 E350 bluetec diesel, same car but I am sure the pads and rotors are somehow different.

I had the same issue at 90,000 miles, my MB dealer charged me $730 for fronts and $581 for...
06-26-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By mikemargolis

Liar, liar, pants on fire. I bought mine...

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

I bought mine when the car was just under 80,000 miles, and it then was B, A, B which saves you more than A, B, A, because a B service is way more money than an A...
06-25-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By mikemargolis

Mine, a 2011 but same engine, passes emissions...

Mine, a 2011 but same engine, passes emissions every other year as it is supposed to.

So there is clearly something wrong with "your" car.

I would have the dealer fix the issue before you buy,...
06-24-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By mikemargolis

I wouldn't know a sway bar from a catalytic...

I wouldn't know a sway bar from a catalytic converter, but I do trust my repair man.

We'll wait for the quote. Thanks for the clarification.
06-24-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By mikemargolis

Replacing front sway bars

Car has been making a slight rattle sound, especially when one tire goes over a bump and not the other.

Took it to the MB dealer, they said they couldn't find anything wrong.

Took it to my...
06-08-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By mikemargolis

I have broken 700 miles on a tank about half a...

I have broken 700 miles on a tank about half a dozen times, most miles was 730.

And that is with the 6 cyl engine. You 4 cyl guys should be killing that.
06-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By mikemargolis

Fronts $730, rears $580, and I had a -10% coupon....

Fronts $730, rears $580, and I had a -10% coupon.

All the local indies were more.
06-06-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By mikemargolis

Congrats on a great car. I own a 2011 E-350...

Congrats on a great car.

I own a 2011 E-350 Bluetec, currently with 92,000 miles. In fact, I am sitting at New Country Mercedes having the brakes done. 90K out of brakes ain't too bad!

My car...
06-02-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By mikemargolis

I am one who suffered from the orange Rain-X,...

I am one who suffered from the orange Rain-X, which is the greatest washer fluid on earth. I loved it so much, I took a sharpie and wrote RAIN X ONLY on the blue filler cap, so the dealer would not...
05-22-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By mikemargolis

I have an E350 diesel (which is actually a 3.0),...

I have an E350 diesel (which is actually a 3.0), and was sold in the USA for 2011 through I think 2013 or 2014 when they switched from the 3.0V6 to the E250 4 cylinder.

This is a fabulous engine....
04-27-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By mikemargolis

I have 90,000 miles on my 2011 E350 Bluetec, and...

I have 90,000 miles on my 2011 E350 Bluetec, and have also had a NOx sensor go.

I am sure it's just coincidence, I've used the DEF from AutoZone for the life of my car with no problems.
04-18-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikemargolis

My early 2011 (sticker on the door says 9/2010...

My early 2011 (sticker on the door says 9/2010 build) streams bluetooth audio just fine.

I bought it CPO in 2/2012, maybe the COMAND was updated?

Let me know if you have questions, but mine...
02-22-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By mikemargolis

Link please.

Link please.
02-20-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,251
Posted By mikemargolis

A services are at one year or 10,000 mile...

A services are at one year or 10,000 mile intervals, B services are at two year or 20,000 mile intervals. Think A-B-A-B-A-B etc...

I've never heard or seen it showing an A and a B at the same...
02-19-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,448
Posted By mikemargolis

I don't think you're going to get any sympathy...

I don't think you're going to get any sympathy here, friend.

That car should have had an oil change in 2012, in 2013, in 2014, and in 2015.

Depending on the in-service date, maybe in 2011 as...
02-01-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By mikemargolis

Congratulations, sounds like an awesome vehicle. ...

Congratulations, sounds like an awesome vehicle.

I also was searching for a needle in a haystack, finally found a car that was P2, Luxury and Diesel.

Someone else wanted the Ultimate Highway...
12-22-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By mikemargolis

Thule makes a roof rack for your car. You have...

Thule makes a roof rack for your car. You have little fixed connecting points hidden under small covers on the roof.
12-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,058
Posted By mikemargolis

My 2011 E-350 Bluetec is RWD. I put four...

My 2011 E-350 Bluetec is RWD.

I put four snows on it for winter, and am 100% fine even in New England.
12-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By mikemargolis

You are actually correct, the E convertible and...

You are actually correct, the E convertible and coupe are both built on the C Class chassis.

The E sedan is a W212
The E Coupe is a C207
The E Cabrio is a A207

Current C Class is a W205
12-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,057
Posted By mikemargolis

2011 E350 bluetec diesel 85,000 miles

2011 E350 bluetec diesel

85,000 miles
11-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,869
Posted By mikemargolis

Buy a Tesla.

Buy a Tesla.
11-13-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By mikemargolis

I have 83000 miles on the original pads and...

I have 83000 miles on the original pads and rotors, admittedly much of that is highway miles.

The pads are at like 75%, the rotors have a bit of wobble in them, but not enough to do anything yet.
11-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a bluetec so run 17's. Have some...

I have a bluetec so run 17's.

Have some wheels from tirerack but they are crap. I've shattered one and dented another.

I'd love to switch to some 17" steel wheels that hold the tpms if I could...
11-10-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By mikemargolis

Steel wheels???

I hear mention of steel wheels for snow tires, but I can not find anyone anywhere that sells them.

Any help at all out there?

Thanks in advance
10-31-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By mikemargolis

I have the exact same car as you, and live in CT....

I have the exact same car as you, and live in CT.

I have a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks on tire rack wheels with TPMS and switch to them in early November (It's time).

The car, with the proper...
10-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By mikemargolis

Nope, those are cel phone signal strength, not...

Nope, those are cel phone signal strength, not GPS signal strength.

Hopefully the dealer will sort it all out.
10-27-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By mikemargolis

Well, I would be frustrated too, but honestly, I...

Well, I would be frustrated too, but honestly, I use Waze on my phone and don't bother with the in car Nav.
10-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,785
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 E-Class Bluetec with 81,000 miles...

I have a 2011 E-Class Bluetec with 81,000 miles on it.

Not one rattle, none.

Maybe I'm just not as picky as you, but yesterday I drove my car 500 highway miles, and got out of it comfortable,...
10-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By mikemargolis

Yes, I have found the same. Prices vary vastly...

Yes, I have found the same. Prices vary vastly from dealer to dealer.

Call around, and make sure you're getting the same product.

30K service is not a "big one" like the 40K with fuel filters...
10-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,459
Posted By mikemargolis

Brake pad thickness question....

Background:

Purchased my car CPO with 20,000 miles on it in Feb 2012.

It now has 80,000 miles, and has never had brakes done by me. Hard to believe that they were done at the CPO service at...
09-30-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By mikemargolis

For those of us who don't have the option code...

For those of us who don't have the option code list memorized, perhaps you can tell us what you're talking about?

And honestly, the answer to your question is that most people buy a car that has...
09-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By mikemargolis

September 21, 2015 13:27 CET FRANKFURT -- BMW...

September 21, 2015 13:27 CET
FRANKFURT -- BMW and Daimler say their diesel-powered vehicles comply with U.S. clean air rules.

Their comments come after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
09-24-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,225
Posted By mikemargolis

A quick comment on my experience yesterday.... ...

A quick comment on my experience yesterday....

I called the dealer to schedule my 80,000 mile service on my 2011 E-350 Bluetec Diesel. This is a big one, includes oil and filter, fuel filter,...
09-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,098
Posted By mikemargolis

No comment on the fuel chart, but only to say: ...

No comment on the fuel chart, but only to say:

I set the cruise control going down long hills, and this car keeps you at the set speed, whether by engine braking or using the wheel brakes if...
09-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By mikemargolis

I guess it's because I am 55 years old, not a...

I guess it's because I am 55 years old, not a "car guy," don't drag race, and would rather have better gas mileage than faster time to 60mph.

I bought my car with the Luxury package, not the...
09-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By mikemargolis

I've owned my car since Feb 12 and have put 60K...

I've owned my car since Feb 12 and have put 60K miles on it.

Have never once used the S button.

It's a diesel and highway cruiser. I've already got 400 pounds of torque.
09-17-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,419
Posted By mikemargolis

79,500 on mine and going strong

I bought the car to drive, and that I do.

In my book, there is no finer highway cruiser made than the E class (especially the diesel).

Drive that car and enjoy it.

What could be better than...
09-08-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,007
Posted By mikemargolis

Mine is Luxury and P2 also, forget any other...

Mine is Luxury and P2 also, forget any other options, that combination is SUPER hard to find.

Those were the two things I was looking for when I bought my CPO, happened to get the diesel also. I...
08-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By mikemargolis

And today, I set another record for me, when I...

And today, I set another record for me, when I put 20.543 gallons into the tank.

I hope I never beat that one!
08-20-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By mikemargolis

I mount mine on the windshield, behind the...

I mount mine on the windshield, behind the mirror, on the passenger side, so that when I am seated and driving, I can't see it.

If I can't see it, it doesn't look bad, right?
08-15-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By mikemargolis

E-350 Bluetec long trip mileage report

So this past week I did a Hartford - Montreal - Toronto - Hartford trip, 1400 miles total, 98% highway driving at 70mph.

Car has 77,000 miles, and I was curious what the mileage would be if I put...
08-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By mikemargolis

Please download your car's Maintenance schedule,...

Please download your car's Maintenance schedule, here:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals
07-23-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By mikemargolis

I am not a car guy. I like my car, it's the...

I am not a car guy. I like my car, it's the nicest car I've ever owned, and it would be fun to meet a few other owners. Especially since mine is a diesel, and most are not.

But it doesn't rule my...
07-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By mikemargolis

I could be interested in meeting a few guys. ...

I could be interested in meeting a few guys.

Not going to join a club.

I mean, it's a car, for God's sake. It's transportation, not the center of my life.
07-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By mikemargolis

Moi, in the 860

Moi, in the 860
07-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,692
Posted By mikemargolis

I love my E-350 diesel. Honestly, I wasn't...

I love my E-350 diesel. Honestly, I wasn't looking for a diesel when I bought the car CPO, I wanted P2 and luxury, and this car happened to have a diesel as well.

At this point, I would have a...
07-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,151
Posted By mikemargolis

+2 for gas buddy. Every once in a while, someone...

+2 for gas buddy. Every once in a while, someone will make a bad report, and you'll think you're heading for super cheap diesel only to find that they reported the price for Regular in the Diesel...
06-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mikemargolis

Go to Benzel-Busch in Englewood, NJ. They...

Go to Benzel-Busch in Englewood, NJ.

They are the best MB dealer in the WORLD.

I drive 2.5 hours to them from New England to have my car serviced. Looking at the dealer map on mbusa.com, there...
05-20-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,909
Posted By mikemargolis

3.5 years and 55,000 miles on mine, original...

3.5 years and 55,000 miles on mine, original windshield since I got the car.
04-09-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 63,979
Posted By mikemargolis

So the issue I had, and nobody explained it until...

So the issue I had, and nobody explained it until I read the attached pdf, is that even if you have the mileage showing on the display, you have to left arrow until the lower menu shows up and "TRIP"...
03-30-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,441
Posted By mikemargolis

Over the weekend I siphoned the orange Rain-X out...

Over the weekend I siphoned the orange Rain-X out of my tank and filled it with the blue stuff from Autozone.

This immediately stopped the "Low Washer Fluid" warning that kept coming up even when...
03-10-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By mikemargolis

I do have traffic only. It's actually pretty...

I do have traffic only. It's actually pretty inexpensive, like $50 per year if I remember correctly.

As far as the music goes, I've had it in the past, as I really like XM63 The Message, but now...
02-04-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By mikemargolis

Mine is also an 11, and I have almost 70,000...

Mine is also an 11, and I have almost 70,000 miles on it.

Going strong, nothing wrong, and I love love love the car.
02-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By mikemargolis

I am just a bit south of you, and have 200 feet...

I am just a bit south of you, and have 200 feet of sidewalk along the road, which the snowplow fills up nicely for me.

Thank God for my 11 horsepower Ariens!...
02-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By mikemargolis

Four good snow tires (and mine is RWD, not...

Four good snow tires (and mine is RWD, not 4Matic), go slow and leave plenty of room around you.

It's not bad at all, really.
02-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By mikemargolis

Just a quick photo

It's been going all day, should stop soon.

I love, love, love the snow!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1008x793/80-e350g_e7a4da46242ff6fc234031fd8208b0cca08473a7.jpg
01-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By mikemargolis

I live in New England, drive an E350 diesel, not...

I live in New England, drive an E350 diesel, not 4matic.

I run four Bridgestone Blizzaks all winter long, and have no problems, even with rear wheel drive.

I am VERY sure the tires are your...
01-07-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,222
Posted By mikemargolis

Add an SD card to make it a dash cam as well, and...

Add an SD card to make it a dash cam as well, and I'd be an immediate buyer.
12-31-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By mikemargolis

looks great!

looks great!
12-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By mikemargolis

My apologies.... thank you. Bad boy....

My apologies.... thank you.

Bad boy....
12-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,036
Posted By mikemargolis

That is awesome. Here in CT, on the highway,...

That is awesome.

Here in CT, on the highway, we're still paying about $3.75 for diesel. With gasbuddy.com I can get into the 3.40's at a local station off the freeway.

Fuelly notes about an...
12-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By mikemargolis

Nice pic. You must be south of the equator? ...

Nice pic. You must be south of the equator?

Are your centers 75mm or 65mm? I haven't been able to find 65's
12-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By mikemargolis

Can you explain more? I don't know about a block...

Can you explain more? I don't know about a block heater built in.
12-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By mikemargolis

Actually, in that video, the curly light which...

Actually, in that video, the curly light which indicated the glow plugs are active turns off before he starts the car. Even in extreme cold, I've never seen them stay on for more than a second or...
12-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By mikemargolis

You take a broom or snow brush, clean off the...

You take a broom or snow brush, clean off the car, then take a shovel and clean off the driveway, and then you can get in the car.

Magic!
12-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By mikemargolis

Are you an early 2011 with the black and white...

Are you an early 2011 with the black and white speedometer display, or a late one with the color display?

In either case, mine which is the older version, used to connect and stream from my Iphone...
12-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By mikemargolis

I live in Connecticut, and bought my car in Feb...

I live in Connecticut, and bought my car in Feb 2012, so if you count the little first winter, this is my fourth winter with the car. We get below zero here, but not really to the minus 30F that you...
12-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By mikemargolis

My mother always said if you can't say anything...

My mother always said if you can't say anything nice....
12-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,248
Posted By mikemargolis

I bought this small phone mount that clips to the...

I bought this small phone mount that clips to the air vent, and use my Galaxy S5 and a power cord.

Amazon.com: Bell+Howell 9434 Clever Grip Air Vent Portable easy phone mount good for all smart...
12-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,488
Posted By mikemargolis

Not me. I am the miles per gallon [email protected]!, but...

Not me.

I am the miles per gallon [email protected]!, but never check my tires. Where ever the garage fills them is fine with me.

I am also not the hand car wash guy. Have never done that either. The $3...
12-03-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,488
Posted By mikemargolis

Uh-oh. What did I do now?

Uh-oh. What did I do now?
12-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,488
Posted By mikemargolis

I am a little late to the conversation here,...

I am a little late to the conversation here, but....

I have a 2011 E350 Bluetec, P2 with leather. I bought the car in February 2012, it was a CPO with 20,000 miles on it. It now has 67,000 miles...
12-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By mikemargolis

No, they're aftermarket wheels. M-B only sells...

No, they're aftermarket wheels. M-B only sells the 75mm ones.
12-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By mikemargolis

Snows tires on. Need 65mm M-B Center Caps

for my Axis wheels. Can't find them anywhere.

Standard MB size is 75mm

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've tried google and ebay.

http://www.mikemargolis.com/E350e.jpg
11-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By mikemargolis

It has an extra button next to the seat heaters...

It has an extra button next to the seat heaters that I don't have, I am guessing it's either seat cooler or the massage. Not sure.

The seats are leather, not MBtex, so that makes me think it's...
11-22-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,809
Posted By mikemargolis

Waze is awesome. I bought a little cel phone...

Waze is awesome. I bought a little cel phone mount that attaches my phone to the air vent, especially in rental cars, but yes, I use it for road trips too. Nice to anticipate cars on the shoulder or...
11-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By mikemargolis

I think I would test it. Lock the car, go to the...

I think I would test it. Lock the car, go to the condo and leave the key there, go back to the car and see if it will unlock.

Whatever we say won't matter compared to if it opens or doesn't open.
10-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By mikemargolis

I have a 2011 Bluetec, mine has 65,000 miles of...

I have a 2011 Bluetec, mine has 65,000 miles of zero trouble.

One other difference between the 2011 and the 2012 is the instrument cluster, the 2011's (especially the early ones) have the black...
10-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By mikemargolis

AFAIK once a CPO, always a CPO. However, the...

AFAIK once a CPO, always a CPO. However, the terms of CPO have changed recently, when I bought my CPO in 2012 it was until 5 years after original in service date or 100K miles total, as of 1/15/14...
10-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,424
Posted By mikemargolis

Huh, 65000 miles on my car, and I never knew...

Huh, 65000 miles on my car, and I never knew about the red light on the key.

Have sometimes wondered if it was my key or my wife's that was causing the warning.

You learn something new every...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By mikemargolis

I have been REALLY happy with Benzel-Busch in...

I have been REALLY happy with Benzel-Busch in Englewood.

I actually drive 2.5 hours to get to them, must go past 10 M-B dealers on the way.
10-25-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,323
Posted By mikemargolis

Just looked up my options, this is 289 Wood...

Just looked up my options, this is 289 Wood Leather Wheel.

Honestly, living in New England, I would have chosen the heated wheel if I had ordered, but I do love this wheel. It feels awesome in my...
10-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,424
Posted By mikemargolis

I buy them by the 5 pack on ebay

because Walgreens gets like $5 each, and on ebay I can get them for $1 each, no shipping.

I may have an expensive car, but I am cheap!
10-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,563
Posted By mikemargolis

I am a little (OK a lot) smaller than you guys,...

I am a little (OK a lot) smaller than you guys, 5'8" and 170lbs, but I can ride in my E350 Luxury Bluetec WITH the run flats for 10 hours straight, only stopping for bathroom a couple of time.
...
10-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,323
Posted By mikemargolis

I love my wood steering wheel. ...

I love my wood steering wheel.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x480/80-e350c_3c920b457e5c025e1a63171eb6501f1bfaa6f255.jpg
10-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By mikemargolis

Your wish is my command. Click HERE: ...

Your wish is my command.

Click HERE:

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/493601-e350-bluetec-s350-bluetec.html

For me the killer is no streaming blue tooth audio on the S350. You would...
10-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By mikemargolis

Yes. You can bluetooth wireless stream from...

Yes.

You can bluetooth wireless stream from iTunes, or Pandora, Spotify etc....

Navigating iTunes on the car's display is easier with a cord, but you can certainly setup the playlist on your...
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