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08-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,785
Posted By SAguirre

I am sorry, but I can not help you. I never got...

I am sorry, but I can not help you. I never got an error code on my system when i had the car. The purpose of my post was selling my old amp (it is now sold).

Good Luck!
06-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By SAguirre

PARTS CAR 1995 500SL FOR SALE

Hello all,

I am posting this for a fellow Mercedes Owner here in Colorado. He asked to to post this on AutoTrader, I figured that before I did that I should post it here. Once it is up on Auto...
06-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By SAguirre

3 original A 102 184 05 01 Mercedes filters, replaces # 102 184 01 01

Hello,

I am posting a link to my ebay add. I am cleaning up my garage, I no longer have a Benz that uses these filters. Here is the link:
...
Forum: Miscellaneous
06-29-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By SAguirre

RARE! Original Climate Control Instruction Hanging Tag From Mercedes Delivery

Hello,

Here is the other hanging tag that I am selling on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141331713865?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Thanks!
Forum: Miscellaneous
06-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By SAguirre

RARE! Original Cruise Control/Tempomat Instruction Hanging Tag From Delivery

This is part of my house cleaning, this is an uncommon item, along with the other e-bay listing. Here is the link:
...
Forum: Miscellaneous
06-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By SAguirre

Manual, Case, & Inserts for Merc Benz 1991 300E (4-Matic) 300E 2.6, 300CE (W124)

Hello,

I am finally getting around to selling the manual to my totaled W124, I am selling it on e-bay. Here is the link:
...
06-29-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By SAguirre

Becker Amp. BE 1432, Mercedes Par # A 001 820 96 89 For 1991 300E (fits others)

Hello,

I listed this years ago on the W124 parts forum, not many hits. I am selling this on e-bay now, here is the link:...
06-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By SAguirre

FOR SALE A 124 820 20 10 Mercedes Benz Fader Control Switch

Hello all,

I am cleaning out my shelving of parts from my old Mercedes cars and stuff. I posted this on ebay and I figured I would post a link here so Mercedes people can see this too.

This is...
02-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,227
Posted By SAguirre

Hello all, I think that brakes are something...

Hello all,

I think that brakes are something that dealers make a KILLING on. I just decided to put on new rear pads on my E class. Apparently, the SBC has used up my rear pads much more than my...
02-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,928
Posted By SAguirre

My 04 E320's secondary battery looks nothing like...

My 04 E320's secondary battery looks nothing like the AGM battery links posted earlier. I am still on my original batteries (9 years since production date). I have filled the secondary battery with...
02-11-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By SAguirre

You are welcome! It is quite typical to drive...

You are welcome! It is quite typical to drive the 4-Matic normally with all seasons in a winter storm and never see the yellow triangle flash (which means that the traction control, ABS or ESP did...
02-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,336
Posted By SAguirre

I have to find the thread where the pics were...

I have to find the thread where the pics were posted on here. It was in late 2004 or early 2005. I purchased the share at the MB dealer here. I have the receipt in the car file at home. I don't...
02-11-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,525
Posted By SAguirre

Thank you VERY MUCH! I have just been toying...

Thank you VERY MUCH! I have just been toying with the lid over the weekend and I am now of the opinion that my wires/cables on the driver's side hinge must be about to break. However, it might be...
02-07-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,341
Posted By SAguirre

I had some rust on my 1988 W201 that I had in...

I had some rust on my 1988 W201 that I had in Germany, but it was barely noticeable and it took 12 years to show up. Germany only used salt on the roads too.

My 1991 W124 that I had for 13 years...
02-07-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,336
Posted By SAguirre

I have a custom made, after market, rear sunshade...

I have a custom made, after market, rear sunshade that is relatively easy to remove and instal. I bought it and then had a rear electric sunshade installed on my W211, so now I don't use it. I...
02-07-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By SAguirre

I drove from Colorado to the area around Redding,...

I drove from Colorado to the area around Redding, CA this December. I decided that my 8-year-old Blizzaks with 25,000 miles on them still could do the job even though I am at the snow tread-wear...
02-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By SAguirre

:) Thanks! I am not gone at all. I just...

:)

Thanks! I am not gone at all. I just spend enough time using computers that I tend to AVOID using them on my free time. One of these days I will pull the trigger on buying an S-class 4-matic...
02-06-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By SAguirre

Another thing I have read about the W211's...

Another thing I have read about the W211's 4-matic generation is that one wheel, front or rear, can get as much as 70% of the power if the other 3 wheels loose traction.

The new 4-matic with the...
02-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,525
Posted By SAguirre

Thanks for the suggestion! Everything works...

Thanks for the suggestion!

Everything works well. The third (trunk mounted) brake light works even when the internal trunk lights act up. I had to have someone press the brake pedal while the...
02-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,525
Posted By SAguirre

I checked and it is not a short. There is no...

I checked and it is not a short. There is no strange draw on the circuit when this happens. Also, if it were a real short, the fuse will burn. So far, I have never changed a fuse in this car.

I...
02-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,525
Posted By SAguirre

Having a trunk light issue on my W211

Hello all,

I just noticed this last December that my trunk lights (all 3 of them) sometimes have a bit of trouble staying on when the trunk is first opened. I first noticed this when I was in the...
11-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By SAguirre

No problem, I did not take it in a bad way at...

No problem, I did not take it in a bad way at all. I was just typing away... But I find it funny when people in the Fiat forum who trade in a beat up C-class for a Fiat say that they miss their...
11-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By SAguirre

It is hard to find a BAD new car now. I have had...

It is hard to find a BAD new car now. I have had MBs for over 25 years now, love them, and I must have the only W211 that has been quite reliable. But back to your comment... I love cars and I love...
11-28-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,078
Posted By SAguirre

Thanks! I already put in a report and got a case...

Thanks! I already put in a report and got a case # from the NTSB in August. I also posted this on the other thread. Perhaps Mercedes will have not recall the W211s and then refund the money people...
11-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,888
Posted By SAguirre

Here is my ODI # 10469732 Thanks for taking...

Here is my ODI # 10469732

Thanks for taking this on! I think that it IS ridiculous that they are saying it is only on the AMG model. Please do keep us posted on anything you see!

Thanks,
...
11-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,672
Posted By SAguirre

The W211 (at least the ones with SBC brakes) is...

The W211 (at least the ones with SBC brakes) is supposed to have an AGM main battery. If the dealer or previous owner replaced it with a wet cell battery it might work, but not last as long. There...
11-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,078
Posted By SAguirre

Update

I guess I am not driving this car very much anymore. I guess that is what happens when you have 4 cars and 2 motorcycles.

I now have 78,000 miles. And I just paid for my first repair, the fuel...
11-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By SAguirre

Here is a suggestion, remove the OIL FILTER...

Here is a suggestion, remove the OIL FILTER element and make sure that there is no junk blocking the orifices. Sometimes the OIL filters brake and clog things. MB will limit RPS if there is NOT the...
11-27-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,888
Posted By SAguirre

Hello, Please add me to the list! I just...

Hello,

Please add me to the list! I just had my smelly leak fixed in August at the dealer. I got a new sending unit and it fixed the problem. I have a 2004 E320 4-Matic. I already reported it...
11-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,803
Posted By SAguirre

I have a 4-matic. I bought it new and now I have...

I have a 4-matic. I bought it new and now I have 78K miles on it. I DO notice that the rear tires DO seem to wear out slightly faster than the front, but this is barely noticeable. My tires wear...
05-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,668
Posted By SAguirre

Please note that synthetic oil WILL NOT have any...

Please note that synthetic oil WILL NOT have any visible evidence in the exhaust like the old organic oil did. If you are seeing some at startup and it is running synthetic, it is most likely just...
05-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,180
Posted By SAguirre

Stupid questions here: Are your rear brakes...

Stupid questions here:

Are your rear brakes getting really hot? If so, you might have an SBC Stop issue.

Might you by accident have your speed limiter on? Set on your Cruise control arm.
...
05-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By SAguirre

The truth is that no automatic transmission has...

The truth is that no automatic transmission has “lifetime fluid.” Now they are considering “lifetime” something like 80K miles. I found it fascinating that up until 2004, ATF was “lifetime,” yet...
05-03-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,480
Posted By SAguirre

Hello, I don't know about how they are selling...

Hello, I don't know about how they are selling the mounting kit now, but mine came with the side shades. I bought one for the rear window and then had an eclectic OEM shade installed. I still have...
04-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By SAguirre

What options does it have? Nav? Xenon? Rear...

What options does it have? Nav? Xenon? Rear window Shade? etc etc
04-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,971
Posted By SAguirre

I have an 04 with 68,000 miles. The A/C pulley...

I have an 04 with 68,000 miles. The A/C pulley DOES whine on occasion, it sounds like a power steering pump that is low on fluid. It does NOT do it all the time though and it has NEVER done it when...
04-21-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,136
Posted By SAguirre

Hey, I have been posting here and there, but not...

Hey, I have been posting here and there, but not too much. What spring, the suspension spring? I will have to check the inside pads here soon. My rear brakes are at about 65% worn so far.

My...
04-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,660
Posted By SAguirre

I also like my yellowish parking lights, I don't...

I also like my yellowish parking lights, I don't know why, but I think that it makes the front look nice and it makes my HIDs look more like HIDs. If I started with this mod, I would not know where...
04-21-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,136
Posted By SAguirre

This is good to know and makes sense. My car has...

This is good to know and makes sense. My car has just under 70K miles on it and no sensor has been tripped yet. The rear brakes ARE getting worn down much quicker than the fronts though.

Now, if...
04-12-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By SAguirre

Well, the head mechanic said that when he plugged...

Well, the head mechanic said that when he plugged in my car to the computer connected to Stuttgart (this time) it allowed him to access the menus that he used to be able to get into. He said that...
04-12-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,703
Posted By SAguirre

The only way you could do that (which would be a...

The only way you could do that (which would be a nice idea) would be to solder in an LED cluster and make sure that it has the same resistance as the two bulbs. Easier said than done. You will have...
04-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,703
Posted By SAguirre

Yep, you don't need to replace the plastic lens,...

Yep, you don't need to replace the plastic lens, but the bulbs are soldered on to a little board and they are ALL TOGETHER. I have LED brake lights, but the other lights are all on one panel. I...
04-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By SAguirre

Issue is finally fixed. Apparently Mercedes DID...

Issue is finally fixed. Apparently Mercedes DID deactivate this feature when there was an automatic firmware update during one of my recent services. After they hooked up my car to the Stuttgart...
04-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,666
Posted By SAguirre

My 04 E320 stops at exactly 135 MPH (statute...

My 04 E320 stops at exactly 135 MPH (statute miles) no matter what! Sometimes I can get it to 140 if I am downhill, but the engine stops . There is plenty of power left, but you can tell the...
03-21-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,603
Posted By SAguirre

In the summer, my 04 W211 will make all kinds of...

In the summer, my 04 W211 will make all kinds of little noises after I park it in my garage. This happens most every time it is humid and I had the A/C running hard. I left the hood open and...
03-21-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By SAguirre

Thank you for this post! I will see what the...

Thank you for this post! I will see what the dealer says bout this oil quality issue being the culprit. I will be willing to bet you that this IS the problem. Once, after my oil change, I DID get...
03-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By SAguirre

I know Barry; it is just a matter of principal! ...

I know Barry; it is just a matter of principal! I take the car in to the dealer and some knucklehead decided to have this changed as part of a service "update" to the software. I know I can do...
03-18-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By SAguirre

My FSS has been deactivated at the dealer!

OK, I have been meaning to post this issue for a while: My carís service interval is now stuck (set to the odometer) at a set 10,000 miles! My window sticker and ownerís manual both state that my...
03-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,603
Posted By SAguirre

Good question! I have no idea what is going on...

Good question! I have no idea what is going on with the new climate control panel! I used my rest feature when I picked up my neighbors from the airport just last night. I really like this...
03-18-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 53,435
Posted By SAguirre

My 2004 E's batteries just turned 7. I tested...

My 2004 E's batteries just turned 7. I tested the VRLA/AGM trunk battery and it was testing well over 100% CCA It was coming in at about 1100 . The aux (flooded) battery, was testing over 220CCA...
03-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,603
Posted By SAguirre

My understanding is that this feature was made an...

My understanding is that this feature was made an automatic feature because too many US customers were dinging the reliability on the cars because they were hitting the "rest" button when they were...
03-11-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,078
Posted By SAguirre

Update since the last post: 67,000 miles on...

Update since the last post:

67,000 miles on my 2004 E320 4-Matic

My blower motor stopped working for a few seconds and then started to work again last summer. I mentioned it and the dealer...
03-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By SAguirre

Search this forum for SBC pump noise. That noise...

Search this forum for SBC pump noise. That noise is NORMAL, if the owner before you did NOT bother to bring the car into the dealer and have a "pulsation damper" installed by the SBC pump. This...
11-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By SAguirre

Thanks for the info. I do use the remote window...

Thanks for the info. I do use the remote window closing and opening feature every once in a while. I am asking about having the sun roof close itself after something like 4 hours of having the car...
11-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By SAguirre

Self Closing Sunroof Setting

Hello All,

I am wondering if anyone here knows where in the Star Diagnostics one can find the setting to activate the ďself ClosingĒ of the sunroof if you leave it open after you park it. I know...
04-09-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,185
Posted By SAguirre

This is an interesting issue. I have a 2004 E320...

This is an interesting issue. I have a 2004 E320 4-Matic that I purchased new in August of 2004. I was in Germany in July of 2005 and my friends there got a letter from Mercedes stating that the...
04-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,822
Posted By SAguirre

I have a rear window shade available.

I have just the rear sunshade available. I purchased the sides and the rear. I later decided to have my dealer install the factory electric rear sunshade since I can operate it from the front. ...
04-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,960
Posted By SAguirre

This is a real long shot. . . but if you recently...

This is a real long shot. . . but if you recently had your rear brakes worked on, there is a chance that the thump is a loose rear caliper. This has happened to me in another car. It was amazing...
04-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,166
Posted By SAguirre

That could very well be me! I drive in the...

That could very well be me! I drive in the Colorado Mountains constantly. However, seeing that I just hit 60,000 miles and I am not yet at 50% of my original brake pads, I imagine that I am not...
03-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By SAguirre

Iím sorry to tell you that you have a HUGE issue....

Iím sorry to tell you that you have a HUGE issue. The good news is that the engine WILL keep on running like that for a long time (as long as you keep it filled). The bad news is that something is...
12-10-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By SAguirre

Hey H ona H, great to see you back on the forum. ...

Hey H ona H, great to see you back on the forum. Yes, I'm not alone anymore! My neighborhood is starting to have more and more Benzes now too. I guess that is a good sign.

btw, My 2004 now has...
11-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By SAguirre

I will be glad to check for you, but I don't know...

I will be glad to check for you, but I don't know if I will have time when I get home from work today. If you have not figured it out by tomorrow, I should be able to go to the car and take pictures...
11-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By SAguirre

I don't think that 12hr or 24 hr has anything to...

I don't think that 12hr or 24 hr has anything to do with it. If I remember correctly, there is a setting in the MFD (it might be in the instrument cluster menu, under settings) where you can set to...
11-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By SAguirre

I always have the coordinates showing since it...

I always have the coordinates showing since it also shows the altitude. I use the altimeter all the time here in Colorado. To get the ETA and the hours of travel left I press the upper left soft...
11-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,256
Posted By SAguirre

My cap and strap are still intact on the Benz. ...

My cap and strap are still intact on the Benz. My Audi does not have a strap, but the cap has two little notches that let it balance securely on the top lip of the fuel lid while I fuel up. My...
11-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By SAguirre

The oil level will ONLY show up on that menu if...

The oil level will ONLY show up on that menu if the ignition is turned on to the second position. I will get a quart reading when the engine has not yet been turned on (something like 8.3 qts). ...
11-04-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By SAguirre

I only have one maintainer hooked up to the main...

I only have one maintainer hooked up to the main battery. My car will be 6 years old in March of 2010 and I still have the original batteries. I don't know if the aux. battery is at all linked to...
11-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By SAguirre

For some odd reason. . . every time I go the...

For some odd reason. . . every time I go the submenu of the Voltage, Dyno Mode etc, my trip odometer mysteriously resets to the last reading it had when it was reset the last time (not what it was...
10-28-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By SAguirre

I'm in Longmont. I am one of those Audi owners...

I'm in Longmont. I am one of those Audi owners with my S6. I also have a Carrera 4 Cabrio and my E-class. I usaully drive to downtown Denver about 3 times a week and up to Vail about once every...
10-27-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,738
Posted By SAguirre

As far as the maintainer is concerned, MB might...

As far as the maintainer is concerned, MB might say that it is not recommended. However, MB sells an old charger that will overcharge your battery. I have used this for months at a time over the...
10-26-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,738
Posted By SAguirre

I don't own one of these since I have another car...

I don't own one of these since I have another car that I can use with a set of jumper cables. I would suggest that you buy a battery maintainer. Mine is very similar to this one:
...
10-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,801
Posted By SAguirre

I did not check the video, but I hope it helped. ...

I did not check the video, but I hope it helped. you do need to hit the reset button rather quickly.


Steve
10-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,819
Posted By SAguirre

BE VERY CAREFUL OF CHEAP INJECTORE CLEANERS! I...

BE VERY CAREFUL OF CHEAP INJECTORE CLEANERS! I have only put 44K in my 04 E320 4-Matic once at about 40,000 miles. If you use cheap cleaners and you use too much of them they CAN damage injector...
10-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,761
Posted By SAguirre

I wonder if you reactivated the glue (with the...

I wonder if you reactivated the glue (with the heat) or if you made the plastic regain its memory and it because tight again. Either way, it looks like it did the trick and lets hope it lasts for a...
10-15-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By SAguirre

Please send me any other information you might...

Please send me any other information you might have (from Konigstiger), I also have a Mercedes extended warranty that I purchased when I bought the car brand new. I am curious to see if it is...
10-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By SAguirre

My dealer fixed it, but I did not ask how they...

My dealer fixed it, but I did not ask how they changed the housing. Perhaps you need to speak to a mechanic and not a service writer. Perhaps, they got a new fog light assembly and then they just...
10-13-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By SAguirre

My passenger side reflector fell off at about 20K...

My passenger side reflector fell off at about 20K miles, the dealer fixed it under warranty. Now I have both little tabs loose in the reflector housing since they have now both fallen of. It is...
10-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By SAguirre

It might be that one or both of your batteries...

It might be that one or both of your batteries are at the end of their lifespan. The dealer should diagnose this free of charge if you get a battery from them.

On a side note. .. Iím an alumnus...
10-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By SAguirre

My understanding is that it is supposed to go...

My understanding is that it is supposed to go away on its own once the voltage goes up. If you were reading 12.3 V when the engine was running, it is still too low for the accessories to turn back...
10-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,280
Posted By SAguirre

I have the OEM (they were only available in...

I have the OEM (they were only available in silver/aluminum when I bought them). I use them for skies and they are good racks. They do fit very well and don't scratch the paint since they don't...
09-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 28,364
Posted By SAguirre

His car has 220,000 miles. I don't know of any...

His car has 220,000 miles. I don't know of any warranty worth buying for a car with that many miles. Mercedes sent me a sicker to put in my owner's manual (the little pamphlet about the...
09-28-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,761
Posted By SAguirre

OK, mine is not doing that yet. I first thought...

OK, mine is not doing that yet. I first thought that it might be on the center armrest that looks like a roll-top desk, but I see that it is the one that I have. I wonder if it is extreme heat that...
09-28-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,761
Posted By SAguirre

Could someone post a picture of this? Is this on...

Could someone post a picture of this? Is this on the butterfly center armrest?

Steve
09-28-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,569
Posted By SAguirre

I also have a 2004 E320. I donít think that the...

I also have a 2004 E320. I donít think that the 4-Matic makes any difference. But, my temperature gage was always over the half-way spot on the gage. It would be just at about 85 when I was...
09-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,403
Posted By SAguirre

I have the V60 puck and it does download, but I...

I have the V60 puck and it does download, but I don't get the correct logo for home, cell, work etc. Does anyone have a V60 puck and does it actually download that correclty?

I just had my...
09-14-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 30,788
Posted By SAguirre

I bought my car new and I seem to have avoided...

I bought my car new and I seem to have avoided this problem by putting the thick shielding layer with extra UV protection on them lenses. My car sits in the garage most of the time, but these thick...
09-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By SAguirre

You might have already gotten the computer...

You might have already gotten the computer programmed, but in the meantime make sure you don’t have the daytime running lights on. This will definitely cause the Xenon to flicker. DTRL don’t send...
09-11-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,078
Posted By SAguirre

2004 E320 4-Matic 53,000 niles ...

2004 E320 4-Matic

53,000 niles



Free repairs under original warranty:

Issues (from the factory):
09-11-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,078
Posted By SAguirre

Now that you guys are bringing this issue up, I...

Now that you guys are bringing this issue up, I have always noticed that my trunk lid drips water after I wash my car! Not for 30 minutes and there is never any water in the lid that makes noise. ...
09-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,823
Posted By SAguirre

Well, as luck would have it. . .

So my car is going in for service this Tuesday and among the regular service items I am bringing up the following issue:

My side mirror is NOT always returning to its pre-set position after it...
05-26-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By SAguirre

There are a lot of benefits from removing...

There are a lot of benefits from removing unsprung weight, this is a fact. My 17 inch 5-spoke 245s weigh in at 52.5 lbs! My 16 inch 225s (now tire set) weigh in at about 48 lbs. I can always tell...
05-26-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By SAguirre

High 20s to 30 MPG on E320 4-Matic!

I have had this car since new, it had 7 miles on it when I picked it up. I am almost at 51,000 miles now and I would say that it has been getting very good fuel economy. I have seen some posts...
05-19-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,395
Posted By SAguirre

MB of Westminster, W212 Open House

Mercedes Benz of Westminster just had an Open House where they had at least three W212 sedans and one coupe. It was a very nice event. They also had previous E classes: W123, W124, W210, W211 and...
04-15-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,085
Posted By SAguirre

You know what they say: ďif it does not work,...

You know what they say: ďif it does not work, chrome it.Ē Well that was an old saying when it came to chroming engine parts under the hood. The other one was ďChrome, it wonít make it go any...
04-13-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,916
Posted By SAguirre

It is a well known issue with K & N air filters...

It is a well known issue with K & N air filters that they are NOT optimal for use where there is a lot of sand and dirt. If your car is going of the pavement and/or is driven where there are dust...
04-10-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By SAguirre

I doubt Murray Motors has anything to do with...

I doubt Murray Motors has anything to do with this car. It really seemed like a Michigan test car. Like the ones that go up Pikes Peak with a "Brake Test" sign on them.

The back of the car is a...
03-27-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By SAguirre

W212 Sighting In Downtown Denver

Just this last Tuesday (March 24th, 09), when I was leaving the state capital building I was following something that caught my eye. At first I thought it might be a Hyundai, I know you can rip on...
03-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By SAguirre

I don't really see a huge advantage in having LED...

I don't really see a huge advantage in having LED reverse lights. It would be nice though. Where is the rear fog light then?

Steve
03-03-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By SAguirre

I guess I should upgrade my signature picture,...

I guess I should upgrade my signature picture, but I also have a 2008 C300 4-Matic. It is smaller, but I think that it is a GREAT car! I wish it had a few little features that my 04 E320 4-Matic...
03-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By SAguirre

Well, I have a 4-matic and I had OEM 16" wheels. ...

Well, I have a 4-matic and I had OEM 16" wheels. I purchase the OEM looking 5-spoke 17s as a set of summer tires and they all fit. The only issue is that I use different lug bolts, but that is...
03-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By SAguirre

Can you turn on the rear fog light and take a...

Can you turn on the rear fog light and take a picture, please? I am wondering what happens when the BUS sends more voltage to the LED parking lights on the driver's side. Can you also check your...
03-03-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,240
Posted By SAguirre

Well, the Euro norm now (for a long time now) is...

Well, the Euro norm now (for a long time now) is to only have one on the driver's side. Not only that, the bulb for the rear fog light has to be a certain number of centimeters away from the brake...
02-26-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,823
Posted By SAguirre

I see, I never noticed my mirror not returning to...

I see, I never noticed my mirror not returning to the exact position I has set it to. It has always been spot on. I too, would be aggravated if it did not return to the previous position. I know...
02-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,730
Posted By SAguirre

Well, this might be an issue of the modifications...

Well, this might be an issue of the modifications that were done to your car. 245/45-17 wheels and tires are NOT Original Equipment for that series of a W211. If you look at some MB charts for...
02-26-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,823
Posted By SAguirre

This (what people are stating) is the correct...

This (what people are stating) is the correct operation of the mirror. If you find that it does not return up again, it might be that you did not have the car in D long enough after having it in...
02-24-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,897
Posted By SAguirre

As far as Mercedes cars go, before my W211 I had...

As far as Mercedes cars go, before my W211 I had two Mercedes cars at the same time. A 1988 190E 2.3-16 and a 1991 300E. I sold the 190E in Germany and then drove the 300E until it got totaled by a...
02-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By SAguirre

This winter has been less than stellar here in...

This winter has been less than stellar here in Colorado. I have driven my 4-matic over 7,000 miles since X-Mas with 4 snow tires and there has not been more than one snow flake on the road! ...
02-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,240
Posted By SAguirre

Well, what can you do?? I actually had to use...

Well, what can you do?? I actually had to use the rear fog light this last December while driving in a monster snow storm at about 20 MPH. I was very grateful to have the extra visibility from the...
02-12-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By SAguirre

My family has had Quattros since they were...

My family has had Quattros since they were available in Colorado. There was no better car for the winter. The first generation 4-Matic on the W124 was OK, but expensive to keep working. This...
02-03-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,558
Posted By SAguirre

I am a full-time tri-lingual tenured teacher. I...

I am a full-time tri-lingual tenured teacher. I have two Business degrees and I own a side business. I have operated/owned metal recycling businesses along with self-service carwashes (all while...
01-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,085
Posted By SAguirre

I have been using a battery maintainer. A small...

I have been using a battery maintainer. A small charger that only puts out about 1.5 amps and shuts itself off when it needs too. I have NOT had any issues for the last 4 years. I have it hooked...
01-15-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By SAguirre

OK, let me add to the confusion here! About 1.5...

OK, let me add to the confusion here! About 1.5 years ago I upgraded my Tele-Aid from analogue to digital. It was about $1,300.00 after the MBUSA club discount. The only reason I paid that is...
01-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,009
Posted By SAguirre

Brake pad Life on your E-Class

I know that there have been tons of people who have had to replace their brakes somewhere around 20,000 miles. I normally only get about 45,000 miles out of my front brake pads on my cars, the rear...
12-16-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
Posted By SAguirre

That does sound much louder than my pump. Way...

That does sound much louder than my pump. Way louder. Also, even if I leave my car parked for 4 weeks, when I get in my car I only hear very faint clicking sounds, some hydraulic squirting-like...
12-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,207
Posted By SAguirre

Well, for whatever its worth, One reason MBs...

Well, for whatever its worth,

One reason MBs might not be stolen so often is that unless you take them out of the country, they tend to be harder to unload in the stolen market. Also, MBs tend to...
12-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,651
Posted By SAguirre

That is interesting. I am still on both my...

That is interesting. I am still on both my original batteries in my 2004, I am certain that the batteries are about 5 years old since my build date for the car is 3 of 2004. They have never gone...
10-28-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By SAguirre

I think that you will be able to better asses...

I think that you will be able to better asses what to do when you get the headlights and you can look at them from all the different angles. I hear that you can change the lens though.

FYI, I...
10-20-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By SAguirre

:) All over the globe and back to work now...

:) All over the globe and back to work now :naughty: I have been checking the threads, but I had nothing to say!

Steve
10-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By SAguirre

I had them changed on my car too. They did not...

I had them changed on my car too. They did not need to align the car. It was about 15,000 miles ago. If the car got out of alignment then I would have bad tires by now. All is still fine.

Steve
10-16-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,739
Posted By SAguirre

35 today, actually. I bought this Benz new just...

35 today, actually. I bought this Benz new just over 4 years ago. I have driven MBs since I was 21, Audi cars since I was 26 and German cars since I was a little kid (the family always had MBs then...
04-08-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By SAguirre

I imagine that you are calling the fog light that...

I imagine that you are calling the fog light that turns on the newer Es when you also turn a "turn light?" Anyway, call performance products and ask them, just to make sure. My lower fog lights are...
04-07-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By SAguirre

I have not had time to do anything lately, I will...

I have not had time to do anything lately, I will be looking into this soon though.

Steve
04-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By SAguirre

I have them on all my lens in the front of the...

I have them on all my lens in the front of the car. I also have a clear bra, but I decided to get the thicker film for the headlights. I purchased mine pre-cut at performanceproducts.com. I have...
03-28-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By SAguirre

Aside from the fact that you don't know what they...

Aside from the fact that you don't know what they look like on your car, as you pointed out, I would have the following questions:

1) The amber blinker only has one bulb. OEM lights have two. ...
03-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,410
Posted By SAguirre

We in the US market should know that our Mercedes...

We in the US market should know that our Mercedes gasoline cars have already been detuned to function with 91 octane. In Germany the cheapest gas is about 91, the mid-grade is 95 and super is 98! ...
03-25-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By SAguirre

OK, so more or less, you need to upgrade the...

OK, so more or less, you need to upgrade the COMAND. Mine was upgraded a long time ago, but who knows if that is the upgrade needed. It has been able to play MP3s for years. However, I will call...
03-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,478
Posted By SAguirre

Yes, I wold buy another. I will either be buying...

Yes, I wold buy another. I will either be buying a W212 Diesel and keep my 4-Matic for the winter months or I might buy a Diesel S class if they will sell them in the US. But that is at least 3 to...
03-25-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By SAguirre

Nav. DVD, should I wait? Is this a good price?

So I am thinking about buying an upgraded/updated DVD for my Navigation system. I am going to be driving a long way this summer across the US and Canada. So here is what I have found:
...
03-24-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By SAguirre

I have the newer taillights 07s, I think. They...

I have the newer taillights 07s, I think. They are LEDs and they are very simple to change out. They are plug_and_play. The LED brake light part uses the same power as the filament bulb, so there...
03-21-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By SAguirre

I get as low as 19.2 if I am only driving about...

I get as low as 19.2 if I am only driving about 2-mile trips in the cold winter (with winter fuel and snow tires). Otherwise, if I just drive a bit longer on my errands around town I easily get...
03-18-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,916
Posted By SAguirre

I check my filters once a year. My K & N filters...

I check my filters once a year. My K & N filters always look pretty dirty on my Mercedes (like the pictures above). For some reason, my Audi does not get as much dirt in its K & N.

It is a...
03-14-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By SAguirre

You will not have much of a sidewall on those...

You will not have much of a sidewall on those rims. This increases the likelihood of bending a rim and blowing out a tire when you hit typical pothole. This will get expensive after a few...
03-14-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,338
Posted By SAguirre

The term "lifetime" is very relative term and has...

The term "lifetime" is very relative term and has a lot of interpretations. There really is no such thing as lifetime if the use conditions are severe or if unusual things happen.

I personally...
02-28-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,425
Posted By SAguirre

Yes, I am sorry that I canít speak for the E...

Yes, I am sorry that I canít speak for the E models that you are asking about, but I can tell you that I always get well above what the EPA says on the sticker. My E320 4-Matic gets about 20.5...
02-28-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By SAguirre

Your system is operating as it is supposed to,...

Your system is operating as it is supposed to, BUT there is a way to have your MB technician reprogram that system so that it will not make the passenger sear go so far forward. I had this adjusted...
02-25-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,096
Posted By SAguirre

I got the conversion done last October. I don't...

I got the conversion done last October. I don't really remember how much it was exactly, but I think that after everything it was about $1350. It sounds like a lot, but now I have "lifetime"...
02-21-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,401
Posted By SAguirre

If you are saying this, you are leading me to...

If you are saying this, you are leading me to believe that you do NOT have bi-xenon lights. You can't easily change bulbs on a xenon system (well you can, but it is also uses a ballast). I have the...
02-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By SAguirre

I constantly drive up to Vail and I used to...

I constantly drive up to Vail and I used to always take my Audi S6 since it is a stick shift and I have a lot of control. Not to mention, the intercooler and turbo are great. However, I have been...
02-05-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By SAguirre

It is not a real big deal. They top off the tire...

It is not a real big deal. They top off the tire free of charge every time I need it, which has only been once! Also, if I do need to put some regular air in the tire when I am away, it is also no...
02-04-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By SAguirre

I only put nitrogen in my tires! Costco will...

I only put nitrogen in my tires! Costco will fill them up free of charge and it DOES make a difference. I routinely drive where the weather changes more than 40 degrees F within a few hours. This...
02-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By SAguirre

Do you live in your car? That is a lot of miles...

Do you live in your car? That is a lot of miles for a 2003! Does the 320 burn any oil as far as you can tell?

Steve
02-04-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By SAguirre

There is NOW WAY that I would ever try this on...

There is NOW WAY that I would ever try this on any W211! A 95 amp-hour battery is an integral part of the alternator and voltage regulator. The battery is used as ballast in the charging system. ...
02-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By SAguirre

There are a few factors at play here. I am...

There are a few factors at play here.

I am pretty sure that all 4-matics are still the 5-speed tranny, so you canít really blame it on it being the 7-speed (even though I have driven the 7-speed...
01-28-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By SAguirre

Check your private messages. Steve

Check your private messages.

Steve
01-18-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By SAguirre

If you have relatively flexible hands it is a...

If you have relatively flexible hands it is a relatively easy change. Just make sure you don't touch the bulb with your fingers (or if you do you wipe it with isopropyl alcohol).

The key is to...
01-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,840
Posted By SAguirre

My 04 E320 plays MP3s. My 6-disk changer does...

My 04 E320 plays MP3s. My 6-disk changer does not, but the single slot does. I think that it was enabled when I had some Navigation software upgrade, but it was right after I bought it. My build...
01-15-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,359
Posted By SAguirre

A similar thing happens with the Reverse Lights. ...

A similar thing happens with the Reverse Lights. It seems that they don't come on until a few seconds after the car is in reverse. Usually, you see cars blink the reverse lights for a millisecond...
12-20-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SAguirre

I am sure there is some difference (perhaps), but...

I am sure there is some difference (perhaps), but I think that the difference would probably be more of an issue if you were trying to fit the hat shelf of non folding seats to the car with the...
12-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SAguirre

Here is the original post (if you scroll down)...

Here is the original post (if you scroll down) that shows the new hat shelf with the electric shade. Obviously, the original hat shelf would not have the cut where the shade goes.
...
12-20-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SAguirre

I actually have an almost brand new one at home. ...

I actually have an almost brand new one at home. I have the charcoal and black interior. I also have rear folding seats. I have it because my W124 had an electric shade for the rear window, and I...
12-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,255
Posted By SAguirre

MBs transfer cases are silky smooth and should...

MBs transfer cases are silky smooth and should not have any vibration/shudder issues. They are an open differential that just runs free and the brakes do all the power transferring. Like you...
12-07-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By SAguirre

The altimeter rounds up or down to the nearest...

The altimeter rounds up or down to the nearest 100 feet. I grew up in Boca and I doubt that you have any area, except a parking garage, where you will be able to get the altimeter to hit 100 feet. ...
05-10-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,256
Posted By SAguirre

I think that the bi-xenon is the only way to go. ...

I think that the bi-xenon is the only way to go. Every time I get in my Audi or on another W211 loaner I immediately realize that even though the splash pattern is the same or similar the clarity of...
05-09-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,149
Posted By SAguirre

I have to admit that I have them on my Alabaster...

I have to admit that I have them on my Alabaster White car and I like the way they look. I thought long and hard about it since I also tend to think that these modifications can make you look like...
04-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By SAguirre

I keep my cars in the garage and I have the heat...

I keep my cars in the garage and I have the heat set to about 40 degrees (F) even when the outside temperature is -20 F. I have a garage heater so that I donít have to worry about starting my cars...
03-28-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By SAguirre

The last time I was in Germany I had an E220 CDI....

The last time I was in Germany I had an E220 CDI. That is a 4 cylinder 150 HP/230 ft/lb of torque engine. I averaged 100 MPH and 37 MPGs on a trip from Munich to Aachen. Even this small little...
03-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,911
Posted By SAguirre

If you have the daylight running lights on, then...

If you have the daylight running lights on, then the computer lowers the voltage to the non-xenon lights (H7) so that they last longer. If you have the actual setting changed in the computer this...
03-20-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,165
Posted By SAguirre

WOW! This is the longest post I have ever seen...

WOW! This is the longest post I have ever seen from you! Take it easy, this is coming from a person who is 3 years older than you. This is a public forum and you have the chance to scroll through...
03-06-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By SAguirre

My front passenger panel cracked between the door...

My front passenger panel cracked between the door pull and the seat memory button. I had them replace it under warranty in July when I went in for service. My car is garaged 99% of the time, but it...
03-01-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,428
Posted By SAguirre

Yea, make sure you have the car on "S" mode if...

Yea, make sure you have the car on "S" mode if you want it to start in 1st gear. "C" is 2nd gear start. It sounds like you will have to read the manual.


Steve
02-27-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By SAguirre

I have never leased a car, but I have purchased...

I have never leased a car, but I have purchased many used cars. Of all the used cars I have purchased, only one was from a dealer (all the others were from the original owner). Lease or not, you...
02-26-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 308,643
Posted By SAguirre

The first time I had the oil changed without...

The first time I had the oil changed without resetting the computer it took about 20 miles of driving and the FSS gained about 800 miles. The second time it did not gain that much, maybe 200 miles...
02-22-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By SAguirre

My car is not lowered and came with stock 16...

My car is not lowered and came with stock 16 inchers. At the present rate my Continental OEMs are not going to last much more than 20,000 miles before the TWI is flush with the tread. The wear is...
02-19-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,876
Posted By SAguirre

The roads in the Denver area (especially side...

The roads in the Denver area (especially side streets) are just now visible once again! You would have had trouble if you had to drive on the ruts and the ice channels that formed after the storms....
02-19-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,876
Posted By SAguirre

I have also driven and had many AWD and 4X4...

I have also driven and had many AWD and 4X4 vehicles. I like the 4-Matic the best! My Audis have been great, but my S6 sits a lot when it snows since I always choose the Benz because of how well it...
02-19-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By SAguirre

$40 for 4-wheel alignment is a real deal! I...

$40 for 4-wheel alignment is a real deal! I would get it done with the 16s on and then swap the wheels. If the hubs are set witht he 16s on, the alignment setting will not change just because you...
02-19-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,428
Posted By SAguirre

2003 models can be more problematic than the...

2003 models can be more problematic than the later ones. However, there are some great 2003 models in the US since it already is the second year of production if you count that it came out in Europe...
02-15-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,064
Posted By SAguirre

Are you getting any errors stating that a fog...

Are you getting any errors stating that a fog light is burnt out? Did you have to install a resistor so that the new HID kit draws the same wattage? I think that the OEM fogs are 55W and the HIDs...
02-13-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,772
Posted By SAguirre

[QUOTE=Barry45RPM;2012713] Actually, I believe...

[QUOTE=Barry45RPM;2012713]
Actually, I believe that the Michelins wear like iron due to their harder than others' rubber compound, but that does affect wet road performance. The softer the rubber...
02-13-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,072
Posted By SAguirre

If they don't have sway bars it must be because...

If they don't have sway bars it must be because of the airmatic, but I can tell you for a fact that non-airmatic cars do have sway bars. However, the AMG sway bars have always been much thicker and...
02-13-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By SAguirre

I don't have a wagon, but I had the dealer put...

I don't have a wagon, but I had the dealer put the regular 3M clear bra material on the top of the rear bumper. So far it has worked very well and has taken a lot of abuse from sharp items such as...
02-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,772
Posted By SAguirre

The few Michelins I have seen are not that great...

The few Michelins I have seen are not that great in the snow due to very little or no siping (spelling?) on the side tread. I don't care too much for the particular model of the continentals that my...
02-13-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By SAguirre

I think that you are dead on with your...

I think that you are dead on with your observations. I heard that the 7-speed automatic is too big to fit along side the 4-Matic transfer case in the sedans. At least for now it is. I also was...
02-13-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,403
Posted By SAguirre

Stupid person: "Is that guy braking?!" ...

Stupid person:

"Is that guy braking?!"
"Looks like it!!! But he's still moving!"

Or this might be one of those other idiots who presses the brake with their left foot and never releases their...
02-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,403
Posted By SAguirre

I have to unfortunately agree with you on this!

I have to unfortunately agree with you on this!
02-13-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,403
Posted By SAguirre

My Audi has two rear fogs. I don't know why, but...

My Audi has two rear fogs. I don't know why, but some Audis have two and others just have one. I only find them incredibly annoying when visibility is fine and it is very dark out. The light...
02-12-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,072
Posted By SAguirre

The 4-Matic system is a great system as it...

The 4-Matic system is a great system as it stands. If you really want to stagger the wheels it is only for aesthetics. I suppose that your point of having lower tire pressure (significantly lower)...
02-12-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,403
Posted By SAguirre

There are several issues to deal with if you want...

There are several issues to deal with if you want to do what you stated above. The thread that you quoted talks about other model Mercedes cars that still have a socket on the passenger side that is...
02-12-2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By SAguirre

Doubt no more, look at this little problem Toyota...

Doubt no more, look at this little problem Toyota has. . .

http://www.lemonlawclaims.com/toyota_avalon_transmission_problem.htm



Owners of the usually reliable Toyota Avalon are experiencing...
02-07-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By SAguirre

If you are really looking for a V60i, I have a...

If you are really looking for a V60i, I have a brand new one that has never been used. It also has the Mercedes star on it along with the manual and battery that has also never been charged. This...
02-02-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By SAguirre

I swapped my lights for the 07 LEDs. It was a...

I swapped my lights for the 07 LEDs. It was a very easy change and I have not gotten any errors. I swapped them about 2 months ago. There must be another problem going on here. Did you get OEM...
02-01-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By SAguirre

I know, but I got a gasser that is a 4-Matic not...

I know, but I got a gasser that is a 4-Matic not a RWD. There is no way I would have been able to get around anywhere here in the last 7 weeks without it. RWD (even with snow tires) would have been...
02-01-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By SAguirre

Thanks for reminding me that it's a good thing I...

Thanks for reminding me that it's a good thing I have a 2004! Aside from a bunch of features, FREE SERVICE!

Steve
01-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,946
Posted By SAguirre

My 1991 had a similar front to rear rotor...

My 1991 had a similar front to rear rotor proportions, but the W211's brakes seem to be much larger. However, I would get about 45k miles on the front pads on my 300E and I replaced the rear rotors...
01-26-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By SAguirre

First I am asked ho many problems I have had with...

First I am asked ho many problems I have had with my 1991 300E in the first 2 years and XX odd miles as if I don't know what I am talking about. Now you ask me to once again compare the flaws I have...
01-20-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 308,643
Posted By SAguirre

Second OIL report

I know that is has been a long time, but here is the second oil report analysis. It is obvious to me that I did the correct thing to paying for an oil change at 5,000 miles. Then MB paid for the...
01-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By SAguirre

I really like old MBs. I also really loved my...

I really like old MBs. I also really loved my W124 because it rode and drove like a tank. The only reason why the dealer stood behind the second repair is because they did the first repair and they...
01-20-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By SAguirre

By 25k miles, I had a few issues. There was a...

By 25k miles, I had a few issues. There was a rattle in the rear wheels when driving over bumps. It turns out that the mechanical parking brake mechanism had some sort of loose clip and there was a...
01-19-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SAguirre

I just noticed this on Sunday when I was driving...

I just noticed this on Sunday when I was driving and the outside temperature sank to -17F!!!!!!!!!!! My feet got a bit cold and the only way I could get the full power to the floor was to close the...
01-19-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By SAguirre

I hate to rain on this parade, but I owned a 1991...

I hate to rain on this parade, but I owned a 1991 300E for 13 years until I purchased my W211. I also owned a 1988 190E 2.3-16. My family has owned too many other MB models to mention in this post....
01-18-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,792
Posted By SAguirre

They dim and brighten the ambient lighting when...

They dim and brighten the ambient lighting when the inside ambient lighting is on. So if the interior light setting is set too high the people in the back seat can override it, but only on that...
01-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By SAguirre

I could not stress this more! It is incredibly...

I could not stress this more! It is incredibly annoying to drive behind an Audi or Mercedes driver who leaves their rear fog light on. In Europe you are only supposed to turn on the rear fog if...
01-17-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By SAguirre

I just had a R350 for two days as a loaner car...

I just had a R350 for two days as a loaner car while my E was getting a service D plus an ATF and transfer case flush.

I have never been much of an SUV person and I thought that the R class was a...
01-17-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By SAguirre

Welcome to the world of Mercedes Benz Ownership. ...

Welcome to the world of Mercedes Benz Ownership. The answer to your questions is quite simple; if you driverís door lock is unlocked, then the fuel door is unlocked. The fuel door is a slave to the...
12-08-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By SAguirre

I think that the brake clipers/rotors on the RWD...

I think that the brake clipers/rotors on the RWD E350s will not fit inside 16s. But, 4-Matics have different brakes and they might fit, but I am not sure. You need to do some serious research...
10-26-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By SAguirre

Bud, it is not too great of a deal if you just...

Bud, it is not too great of a deal if you just spent $30 on getting this option activated. I just give a couple of gifts card for my SA and the master mechanic on Christmas. This costs me at least...
10-26-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,001
Posted By SAguirre

Like stated after my post, the tube is there, but...

Like stated after my post, the tube is there, but there is no stick that stays there. I don't know if the newer models now have a dipstick. One reason you would not think that there is one is that...
10-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,001
Posted By SAguirre

The dip-stick seal is a ring seal that goes...

The dip-stick seal is a ring seal that goes between the tube (that guides the oil dip stick into the oil pan) and the oil pan. This is a very cheap part and if it does leak, it would leak around the...
10-26-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By SAguirre

I had my chirp activated in July. My Audi has a...

I had my chirp activated in July. My Audi has a very low chirp that comes from the back of the car and I always liked it. It is not very loud. My SA did not know that this was possible so I...
10-20-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By SAguirre

All seasons should be decent for the first 8,000...

All seasons should be decent for the first 8,000 miles of life. After that, they are truly substandard tires in snow and ice. All season tires are a true compromise in winter performance and dry...
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