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08-26-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 324,314
Posted By DCarrera

Question Here is a photo my radio's back. It looks like...

Here is a photo my radio's back. It looks like I should be able to wire in any HU that I want. The only Optical connection seems to be to the burned out CD changer. I take it the VW plug...
05-30-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By DCarrera

Having owned a '92, I'd go with an earlier year....

Having owned a '92, I'd go with an earlier year. ;) The '95 also has interior updates that pre-facelift does not. As much as I loved my 'early' W124's I'd go with the later model. although ...
05-30-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By DCarrera

Same boat myself. Wheel stop/bumper in the...

Same boat myself. Wheel stop/bumper in the garage hooked my front bumper and ripped out the center. :( I also was quoted $1500->$1600 for new bumper and labor/paint. Feck.. with this many...
05-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By DCarrera

Who doesn't... :(

Who doesn't... :(
05-30-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By DCarrera

Winner: ...

Winner:

http://www.daviddemartini.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/f1-07.jpg

Not winner.. :(
http://www.daviddemartini.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/f1-03.jpg
05-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By DCarrera

One more, this one non-MBZ but.. I think it's...

One more, this one non-MBZ but.. I think it's pretty good from a photographic standpoint:

http://www.daviddemartini.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/spanish-gp_01.jpg

And adding this because.....
05-30-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By DCarrera

Some pics from Spanish GP early May

Just tossing these up for those of you whom are F1 + MBZ fans. From the mid-res .JPGs (took about 2000 pics over the weekend at the race). When I get around to it, the post-processed RAW should...
05-30-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,908
Posted By DCarrera

Exclamation WTB: CLK430 bumper cover (any paintable condition)

As a lot of us have suffered, mine is beyond service at this point, lower center section is held up with duct tape and tie wraps! It's so embarassing I won't drive the car.

I received three...
05-04-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,781
Posted By DCarrera

I was excited, reading this thread to see some...

I was excited, reading this thread to see some examples of stuff from VIS, bug
Holy crap.. that website makes me cry. Whomever did that website needs to be sent back to school on the short bus. ...
05-04-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,660
Posted By DCarrera

My front bumper is totally trashed. :( I don't...

My front bumper is totally trashed. :( I don't want to spend the $$$$ for the factory front, this looks like a nice way to go, if it fits right.

Or maybe I can get a good used example off one...
04-07-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 39,118
Posted By DCarrera

This place is awesome! 1/2 of the belt on my...

This place is awesome!

1/2 of the belt on my '99 has disappeared. :eek: No weird sounds from under the hood. Did not know anything was amiss until I saw a section of the belt hanging out under...
04-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,716
Posted By DCarrera

Finally blocked some time to go and do this. ...

Finally blocked some time to go and do this. Took longer to jack up the car than to remove the panel, unplug the siren, put it back together and start the car (to make SURE it did not disable...
11-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By DCarrera

What price '99 CLK430?

Trying to gauge potential sale value of my CLK. NADA and BlueBall are not much help in the real world of auto purchase sales, at least that's been my experience.

Considering selling mine and...
09-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,716
Posted By DCarrera

Awesome. THX! I'll see if I can get a couple of...

Awesome. THX! I'll see if I can get a couple of good photos of the thing when I try to exercise it this weekend. So far this week the damn thing has been silent. Maybe it burned up after running...
09-21-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,716
Posted By DCarrera

My siren won't stop going off. Friday I drive...

My siren won't stop going off. Friday I drive the 40 miles home with it screaming the entire way. Fun... *not*.

It has been going off randomly for months. I'm sure it's a shorted/damaged...
09-06-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,790
Posted By DCarrera

I ended up breaking the switch off the driver...

I ended up breaking the switch off the driver side hood latch. :smash: I don't know if that is the alarm switch for the hood but it was the only thing that looked like it could be.

Alarm did not...
09-01-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,627
Posted By DCarrera

115,000 no issues, but I did not have it the...

115,000 no issues, but I did not have it the entire time.
08-29-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,351
Posted By DCarrera

Oh.. I have to keep an eye on this thread. So.....

Oh.. I have to keep an eye on this thread. So.. this worked with the goofy MBZ fiber audio components?
08-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,790
Posted By DCarrera

Pulling the fuse won't diable the car? Cool! ...

Pulling the fuse won't diable the car? Cool! Oh, does that also mean the remote door locks do not work? :/

I hunted around the hood again last night (while letting 3 in 1 liquid wrench try to...
08-28-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,790
Posted By DCarrera

Welcome to my hell. So.. I finally have...

Welcome to my hell.

So.. I finally have time to go looking for the hood sensor. Uh.. any pointers on where it is and what it looks like?

Is it integrated into the latches on the radiator...
08-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By DCarrera

I know I dug up the past. Using the disable tow...

I know I dug up the past. Using the disable tow sensor button does not seem to help. But it also does not act like it accepts the input about 10% of the time so I'm not confident it's really being...
08-07-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,790
Posted By DCarrera

I thought about the hood sensor.. hm.. I should...

I thought about the hood sensor.. hm.. I should look into that more closely. THX!

Interior lights doing flicker so.. I think the door sensors are OK. I'm assuming the hood sensor is easy to...
08-05-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By DCarrera

Over the top for my tastes. Maybe the lowering...

Over the top for my tastes. Maybe the lowering is just too much?

Where I live, that kit would last 10 minutes before the parts started getting bashed. Lots of steep roads and driveways. :rolf:
08-05-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By DCarrera

Holy smokes... :eek: Yeah.. I'm trying to...

Holy smokes... :eek:

Yeah.. I'm trying to beat the bushes and find a way to make my alarm stop pissing me off. I'd rather drive my truck than deal with the alarm BS every time I park. :(
08-05-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,790
Posted By DCarrera

Question Alarm problem - unit keeps falsing -- can alarm be removed?

The damn alarm on my car keeps going off for no good reason.

Is there some way to disable it, completely?

Or, alternatively, is there some way to bypass/disable the shock / tilt sensor?
...
08-05-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By DCarrera

How much!?!? $5000 USD? Hell the car is not...

How much!?!? $5000 USD? Hell the car is not worth much more than $10,000 why spend so much on an alarm? :nix:
08-05-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By DCarrera

Alarms are mostly worthless. When is the...

Alarms are mostly worthless.

When is the last time you did something when you heard a car alarm go off in the neighborhood, or anywhere else for that matter.

I used to install Clifford's back...
08-05-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By DCarrera

The factory alarm is awesome. Awesome at pissing...

The factory alarm is awesome. Awesome at pissing off my and my neighbors because the POS goes off for no effing reason at all.

Oh, and then there is the shock sensitivity. They are doing...
06-04-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By DCarrera

I just busted mine up today. :( I think I'm...

I just busted mine up today. :( I think I'm going to let the insurance cover it. It's way I pay all that damn money for the last 22 years.. about time I received some legitimate benefit from it.
...
04-16-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,308
Posted By DCarrera

Please let a man with a brain buy that 63...... ...

Please let a man with a brain buy that 63...... the Chevy dealer is just down the road and they have cars built JUST for you, Freddie.
04-12-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By DCarrera

Mine is flaky as well. It does not run when the...

Mine is flaky as well. It does not run when the wipers are 'off' but it only running intermittent, intermittently. Almost every time while in INT setting it just runs at the low speed. Really...
04-12-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,469
Posted By DCarrera

I *was* going to be there but I'll be in Grand...

I *was* going to be there but I'll be in Grand Mound that weekend with the kids at the waterpark. Bummed I'm going to miss it, but stoked the kids get to go play all weekend.. :)
04-12-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,127
Posted By DCarrera

LOL. Thats great! I did that with my Miata...

LOL. Thats great! I did that with my Miata (gutted the stock unit and pop it over the aftermarket) so my top would stop getting cut. Problem solved!
04-06-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,469
Posted By DCarrera

I've never conducted the 'experiment' of poking...

I've never conducted the 'experiment' of poking myself in the eye with a sharp stick, but I'm pretty sure I know what the outcome will be.

Having seen the results of running an engine that was...
04-06-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,469
Posted By DCarrera

Trip-XXX is always a great GTG. You never know...

Trip-XXX is always a great GTG. You never know what might show up. Saw a bad-ass DB8 parked near the gas station during one of the Corvette GTG's I'm not much for the glass-bodied tupperware cars...
04-02-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By DCarrera

what a complete bunch of morons.

what a complete bunch of morons.
04-02-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By DCarrera

wow.. I totally dig those wheels!!! Effing...

wow.. I totally dig those wheels!!! Effing hot.. hey.. my wallet just ran for cover. Damn. Did you get those as take-offs from a supplier or new from MBZ? Those offsets are pretty close to...
04-02-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By DCarrera

Looks nice. My 500 never looked that sick. :y ...

Looks nice. My 500 never looked that sick. :y

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/120290521_3DsHZ-L.jpg
This is about as good as it ever got. :/
Replies: 3
Views: 4,546
Posted By DCarrera

I'm on 18's 8.5 and 9.5 35mm offset both ends....

I'm on 18's 8.5 and 9.5 35mm offset both ends.

No problems running 265 in the rear.

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237696584_kwqjz-XL.jpg
...
04-02-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By DCarrera

I take it the fenders are in black... or are they...

I take it the fenders are in black... or are they silver. Damn.. I'm so tempted.. soooooooo tempted. Those look hot. Of course I need the front valance but hey.. gotta start somewhere...
04-02-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By DCarrera

Seattle is an S-hole. It tool me 7 weeks living...

Seattle is an S-hole. It tool me 7 weeks living in Wallingford to get sick of the bums puking on my motorcycles, sitting on the hoods of my cars and the relentless smell of urine.

I prefer the...
04-02-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,430
Posted By DCarrera

I hear you.. that's why I keep these in the...

I hear you.. that's why I keep these in the stable:
04-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,430
Posted By DCarrera

Some of my old sleds yeah.. I'm old school. ...

Some of my old sleds yeah.. I'm old school.

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/92386416_T6f7o-L.jpg
My old auto-cross weapon (co-driver behind the wheel in that shot)
...
04-02-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By DCarrera

What is the source for those projectors? And...

What is the source for those projectors? And what type of lamp do they use?

I have the factory HID.

I'd like to convert to a projector, because it will toss more light (that's my my experience...
04-02-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By DCarrera

OK.. so this is what I found: ...

OK.. so this is what I found:

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=221915


And from the same thread:


Hopefully that will help us both! Damn.. I forgot that Cruchfield can source...
04-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By DCarrera

Topic bump. I'm in a similar situation. I've...

Topic bump. I'm in a similar situation. I've not bought the deck yet but I need the info on best place to get the factory deck removal tools.

If I recall correctly the wiring harness you want to...
03-10-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By DCarrera

Min is at 103,000 miles and still running very...

Min is at 103,000 miles and still running very strong. I'm in the process of installing spark plugs (those that have done it know what I mean by process.. I have the easist 4 installed.. ).
...
03-10-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By DCarrera

Hm.. those are sort of cool looking. Any photos...

Hm.. those are sort of cool looking. Any photos of the on the car? Are there easy to find example pics of this older model fender? I am intrigued!
03-10-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,701
Posted By DCarrera

Really? Did you swap out the factory HID wiring...

Really? Did you swap out the factory HID wiring for Halogen wiring and headlamp assembly before re-installing HID?

The pics in the writeup you did on the '96 sure don't look like an...
03-10-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,576
Posted By DCarrera

Exactly. Mr 'Cali' there makes a bad assumption...

Exactly. Mr 'Cali' there makes a bad assumption about what he's talking about ah.. well.. we all know how that goes.
03-10-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,518
Posted By DCarrera

Interested in doing this myself. If you have...

Interested in doing this myself. If you have factory HID, where does he ballast go? Sounds like the adapter might work.. how does it impact focus of the projector?

$360 for both projector...
03-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By DCarrera

Mine on 18's and stock 4x4 ride height: ...

Mine on 18's and stock 4x4 ride height:

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237696386_Dx65n-XL.jpg

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237696584_kwqjz-XL.jpg
03-04-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By DCarrera

I had this problem with my car yesterday.. except...

I had this problem with my car yesterday.. except it was the batteries in my remote.. not the battery in the car. I knew they were getting low but they finally went dead yesterday and I was nearly...
02-28-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By DCarrera

sweet. That's next on my list. Not sure I'll...

sweet. That's next on my list. Not sure I'll drop it that far, mine is a commuter but.. I do need a lot less 4x4 clearance.

And Angel, geez your car is hawt! :y Sometimes I think I should...
02-27-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By DCarrera

eeeeez niiiiiiiice!

eeeeez niiiiiiiice!
Forum: W211 AMG
02-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,970
Posted By DCarrera

gaaaaaaaa......... :boink:

gaaaaaaaa......... :boink:
02-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By DCarrera

Having experienced the questionable quality of...

Having experienced the questionable quality of Zimmermans on my P-cars.. I'd spend the extra few bucks for OEM unless you are trying to add some other features to your brakes.

Slotting and...
02-25-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,358
Posted By DCarrera

In Kalifornika they are. Back in the 80's...

In Kalifornika they are.

Back in the 80's I was hit by a DUI dirtbag. He was hammered. He had no license. He was in a borrowed car (stolen from his employer actually) oh.. and the best part,...
02-24-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,102
Posted By DCarrera

.. or it's out of oil. Handi-cam audio (or...

.. or it's out of oil. Handi-cam audio (or worse yet a phone) makes it pretty tough to tell. He's right.. sounds more like an oil-burner.
02-16-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By DCarrera

Precisely why I am not *thrilled* at the prospect...

Precisely why I am not *thrilled* at the prospect of using the 2's but were also the minimal recommendation from Bosch, and I don't really trust NGK / Champion nor Autolight.... so... what are my...
02-16-2008, 04:38 PM
02-16-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By DCarrera

Just pulled the first plug. It's a Bosch...

Just pulled the first plug. It's a Bosch Platinum (circa 1999), with the exact same PN as the owner's manual lists. Can't find my anti-sieze or I'd be well on my way to changing them out with some...
02-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By DCarrera

Interesting post on the harmonic ballencer...

Interesting post on the harmonic ballencer recall. I have a slightly shaky idle on my '99. I'm about to toss in some plugs (Bosch Platinum). The owners manual lists a Bosch PN that looks like...
02-11-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,218
Posted By DCarrera

Zimmermans have a HORRIBLE reputation in the...

Zimmermans have a HORRIBLE reputation in the Porsche community as well.

That said.. my 964 and 993 both had them and not problems, even when getting then nice and hot autocrossing or making a...
02-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,158
Posted By DCarrera

I got a nice big fat ticket for not only not...

I got a nice big fat ticket for not only not running a WA state front plate but for having a foreign plate there instead. The cop went out of his way to pull me over too. I think he saw me laugh...
02-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,599
Posted By DCarrera

Long live Rennlist! Geez some people are...

Long live Rennlist!

Geez some people are touchy. Feeling like you made a mistake with the BS? :rolf:
02-10-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,599
Posted By DCarrera

Huh? 964 1989-1994 993 1995-1998 996...

Huh?

964 1989-1994
993 1995-1998
996 1999-2005
997 2006-> ?

Porsche has had a couple of 'short' model cycles.

Of course the 986 and 987 were also developed during those...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-05-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

My math shows that the car was going at least 120...

My math shows that the car was going at least 120 when it became airborne. I doubt hitting the tree head-on or sideways at that point would have made much of a difference.
02-03-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By DCarrera

so, if I am reading this correctly, I could get...

so, if I am reading this correctly, I could get the H7 cheese grater assemblies and install the D2R bulb with minor mod (or no mod) in to the H7 housing? What is the deal wih the D2s bulbs, making...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By DCarrera

blah blah blah blah blah. Enjoy the poodle...

blah blah blah blah blah.

Enjoy the poodle sized cockroaches and highways clogged with blue hairs! :rolf:

OK.. so FL can be a fun place to vist, I'll grant you that.
02-01-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,356
Posted By DCarrera

I would like to claw my eyes out.

I would like to claw my eyes out.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

x10 Even though I'm now a divorced parent and...

x10 Even though I'm now a divorced parent and only see my kids every other weekend :smash: I try to include something 'cool' in every weekend, such as the air-and-space museum or having them...
Forum: W219
01-29-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,390
Posted By DCarrera

uuuuugh. I'm sending you the bill for drool...

uuuuugh. I'm sending you the bill for drool damage on my laptop......

That is gorgeous. Contgrats. F-Cars on my my lifetime aquisition list.. I hope I do before I die! :rolf:

That car...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By DCarrera

LOL. That's freaking awesome! I can't wait to...

LOL. That's freaking awesome! I can't wait to hear about how much power people lose installing those POS things in their cars. :rolf:

The insulator is straight, leaving a shorter path for the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

I'm was just looking at gravitational...

I'm was just looking at gravitational acceleration, nothing else. So.. solve with the relevant numbers. It's been 20+ years since school for me.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

No, it's about 1.47 seconds give or take a few...

No, it's about 1.47 seconds give or take a few fractions.. (damn you for making me do the math). :smash:
Forum: Kill Stories
01-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,786
Posted By DCarrera

x10. It horrible that that the driver's...

x10. It horrible that that the driver's stupidity cost 4 people their lives, and now there are 5 families horribly damaged as a result of this event.

I'm too old to feel sorry for the driver,...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

I actaully fired off a rough estimate back on...

I actaully fired off a rough estimate back on post 15. ;)

https://mbworld.org/forums/showpost.php?p=2619580&postcount=15
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

That was pretty close to what I estimated, but I...

That was pretty close to what I estimated, but I think the speed may have been slower based on the large cement blast deflector at that end of the runway. Actaly, vertical distances was 70 feet. It...
01-28-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By DCarrera

I'll see if I can find the name of the one we...

I'll see if I can find the name of the one we used for our ML. They had to replace the fender, both passenger doors and cut out/replace the B-pillar due to a parking lot crash (yes. $12,000 in...
01-27-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,009
Posted By DCarrera

Damn, I should have posted on THIS site when I...

Damn, I should have posted on THIS site when I had my 500E for sale.. :smash:
01-27-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By DCarrera

wow.. who makes those things? I would...

wow.. who makes those things?

I would stick with ATE, Brembo, and in a worst case can't get them anywhere else, Zimmermans. I would not place any Pacific Rim manufactured rotors on any of...
01-26-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By DCarrera

I'm interested as well. The speed/rain sensor on...

I'm interested as well. The speed/rain sensor on my '99 does not always properly detect when it should be in intermitant mode. What I have most of the time on my stalk is

slow-slow-fast not ...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,785
Posted By DCarrera

Doing some really rought math. The thing few 200...

Doing some really rought math. The thing few 200 feet. The berm was 85 feet high and the car hit 15' off the ground. So.. assuming a flat tragectory off the berm, about 1.4 seconds to drop the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By DCarrera

I doubt the wheel is beyond repair. Even if it...

I doubt the wheel is beyond repair. Even if it split in half between the beads a good wheel shop can safely repair it. Check your local area ads and get a reference or two (or just call the guys...
01-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By DCarrera

K&N -- using the Micro$oft model.. marketing before performanc!!

I still don't know why people use K&N on *ANYTHING!!!* They disrupt the airflow which the engineers *actually* consider in intake resonenace tuning.

They allow tons of particulate past the...
01-26-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By DCarrera

Wow.. that would really blow! :smash: I had a...

Wow.. that would really blow! :smash: I had a little vomit in my mouth after seeing that. On a side note, does Chevy TRY to make cars that ugly or is it by accident?
01-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By DCarrera

Excellent. Custom job or kit? How was the right...

Excellent. Custom job or kit? How was the right side routed?
01-26-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By DCarrera

Never turn a rotor, especially if it's already...

Never turn a rotor, especially if it's already starting to warp. Use the MBZ deglazing pads or replace them.
01-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By DCarrera

These cars need dual exhaust.... :p ...

These cars need dual exhaust.... :p

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237696386-XL.jpg

Around here those blue covers would get you a roadside meet-and-greet in not time at all. It's an...
01-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By DCarrera

Looks like you are in HK. I as just wondering...

Looks like you are in HK. I as just wondering if you had accidentally tangled with my pals silver 993. It looks stock, narrow body, but under that tail there lies a massive supercharger and even...
01-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By DCarrera

Right on. Of course.. I'm probably biased... ...

Right on. Of course.. I'm probably biased... :zoom:

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/247448936-L.jpg
Forum: W219
01-22-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,156
Posted By DCarrera

Now THAT is photography. Nice work, NICE...

Now THAT is photography. Nice work, NICE WHEELS!
01-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By DCarrera

I still learning how to get off the line with the...

I still learning how to get off the line with the 430 without the ESP kicking in!

Oh.. I feel another slippery slope of auto modification just around the corner... Is the 500 more easily...
01-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By DCarrera

I would have snagged that if I'd seen it in time....

I would have snagged that if I'd seen it in time. The one that is on the car now.. what is that? Any other pics of the front (like 3/4 profile or from a standing position). Where did you source...
01-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,214
Posted By DCarrera

I would like to check it out. I need a new...

I would like to check it out. I need a new front bumper due to it being caught on a parking block then being nearly torn off when I backed out of the space. :smash:

I'll check fleabay. I'm...
01-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By DCarrera

Is there much of an advantage to doing that sort...

Is there much of an advantage to doing that sort of swap if you have a 430?

The 430 is an SOHC 3-valve. My old 500E had a twin-cam 4-valve in it. Are the 500's in question 3 or 4 valve heads? ...
01-21-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,290
Posted By DCarrera

That photo is too small for my old eyes to see...

That photo is too small for my old eyes to see what the 'cheese graters' are. Can ya help out a guy with a bigger picture?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,023
Posted By DCarrera

x10. Be careful, they are VERY addictive. Avoid...

x10. Be careful, they are VERY addictive. Avoid the slope... it makes MBZ parts prices seem reasonable. :y


And I know what you mean about value. I sold a 1990 C2 with 110,000 on the clock...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By DCarrera

What a drag (sorry about the pun). Not shocked...

What a drag (sorry about the pun). Not shocked though, everything about Sac sucks.. not just the track. Par for the course. Glad I got outta there. Before some enviroweeneis shut down Fremont...
Forum: Classifieds
01-19-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By DCarrera

Wow.. that's almost $2000 US!! I like he...

Wow.. that's almost $2000 US!!

I like he wheels. Too bad they are 17's. :nonono:

Good luck with the sale.
01-19-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,553
Posted By DCarrera

Wow.. that's classy. If I had an AMG that would...

Wow.. that's classy. If I had an AMG that would be on my hood in a heartbeat. Very nice. I'll have to upgrade to a 55 later this year.
01-19-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,606
Posted By DCarrera

Nice looking ride. I see you have Toyo T1R's ...

Nice looking ride. I see you have Toyo T1R's my condolences on the tires.
01-19-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By DCarrera

When I had problems with a shop in SacofTomatoes...

When I had problems with a shop in SacofTomatoes which swapped some cheap parts for the expensive ones I brought them to install, I called the BAR. Those goes have some serious power with the...
Forum: Classifieds
01-19-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By DCarrera

Boy, those sure would look nice on my 430. They...

Boy, those sure would look nice on my 430. They also look a hell of a lot like the wheels on my other car (got them used, no clue who made them) but.. there are some subtle differences). It cost...
01-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DCarrera

I just checked.. plugs are WAY cheaper than...

I just checked.. plugs are WAY cheaper than that. I'm finding them aroun $5.00 for upgraded. Checked the Bosch website and these are the 4 PN's listed:




I'm sure my owner's manual way out...
01-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DCarrera

Holy crap.. are they like $12.00 each!??!?!? ...

Holy crap.. are they like $12.00 each!??!?!? That's almost as bad as a motorcycle! Check out sparkplugsonline.com or something like that. A couple years ago I need plugs for my Ducati ($18.00...
01-17-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,214
Posted By DCarrera

What front bumper is that and why was it so...

What front bumper is that and why was it so expensive (based on one comment above). I'm only 3 hours north.. maybe I'll come down and stalk you so I can get a closer look at that front bumper. I...
01-17-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DCarrera

Same here! What's the best plugs to use. In...

Same here! What's the best plugs to use. In the past my W124's all responded best to regular Bosch copper plugs (non-resister of course). Is that still the case? Thank goodness I don't have to...
01-16-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,123
Posted By DCarrera

Too bad the airbags went off, I want to dash pad....

Too bad the airbags went off, I want to dash pad. Driving to work in the sun his morning, my light colored dash pad on my car was making it really difficult to see out the front window... :(
01-16-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DCarrera

What's the verdict? How much did it take. ...

What's the verdict? How much did it take.

And how in the HELL do you check/verify/refill fluid on these things?
01-16-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,175
Posted By DCarrera

I want to do that with the factory 18"s on my...

I want to do that with the factory 18"s on my 993, but with the yellow stripe. Right now the wheels are factory silver and knackered to all hell. Did you do those Gayman wheels in-house or send...
01-16-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By DCarrera

That should do the trick very nicely. Let me...

That should do the trick very nicely. Let me know how you like the H&R's and how much it drops the car. I'm thinking of getting a set myself.
01-14-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By DCarrera

When I put H&R's on my older Porsche, the...

When I put H&R's on my older Porsche, the Bilstien Sports where about as good a match as I can imagine. No over or under damping. I really liked them a lot. :y

Just about a week ago I put a...
01-10-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

The radio is OK. It's the CD changer in the...

The radio is OK. It's the CD changer in the back. The 'eject' button for the magazine is dark and it does not work. When selecting CD from the head unit it sows no CD's (which is correct).

In...
01-10-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,462
Posted By DCarrera

Good heavens.. that's what I thought I saw too. ...

Good heavens.. that's what I thought I saw too.

RED ALERT!! RED ALERT!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2,325
Posted By DCarrera

I do not see any of the critical specs such as...

I do not see any of the critical specs such as offset and centerbore. Looking at the pictures I'm thinking no freaking way that offset will fit, looks too neutral.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By DCarrera

Dang, how I miss the weekends at Alice's (always...

Dang, how I miss the weekends at Alice's (always with a sport bike but.. hey.. it's still Alice's even in a cage). I don't own an AMG so.. it's moot point re: the free food but it would be fun to...
01-10-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,589
Posted By DCarrera

I'm on my 5th Benz. 3 of them were W124's. All...

I'm on my 5th Benz. 3 of them were W124's. All three of them were rock solid form the 260E all the way to the grand-daddy uber 124 the 500E I sold to buy my CLK (it simply came down to having...
01-09-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By DCarrera

I'm running these on mine: ...

I'm running these on mine:

http://www.tsw.com/img/mondello_black_reg_pop_white.jpg

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237697400-L.jpg

http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/237696584-L.jpg
...
01-09-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

Alright.. I'm going to go and give this a try. ...

Alright.. I'm going to go and give this a try. VW adapter harness with swapped power wires.. and the speaker wires hook up there too I take it. I guess I need to decided which head unit I want...
01-03-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 220,075
Posted By DCarrera

I have the complete opposite opinion. At a 280...

I have the complete opposite opinion. At a 280 UTQGS I knew they would not be great but my low expectations for the tires were not even reached, much less exceeded.

The only reason I have them,...
01-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 220,075
Posted By DCarrera

380!?!??? are they made of cement?

380!?!??? are they made of cement?
01-03-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By DCarrera

It took a while for my to pry my eyes off your...

It took a while for my to pry my eyes off your avatar, but I was eventualy able to read your post. Sounds like 235 up front is doable. That's good to know, the wheels I have are properly utilized...
01-02-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

Back in the 80's I did custom pro audio installs...

Back in the 80's I did custom pro audio installs in MBZ, Ferraris and Lotuses (Loti ??) and did some pretty amazing work if I do say so myself. BUT that was back in the 80's and A LOT of things have...
01-02-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By DCarrera

Pumper or Bumper? I busted up the front...

Pumper or Bumper?

I busted up the front valance/bumper cover on mine as well. What did you find?
01-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By DCarrera

265 fits without any problem.

The 265 fits no problem at all. I'm not sure that 275 will fit without rolling (or with) but as noties the sidewall/shoulder construction of the tire becomes a go/no-go factor.

What manufacture...
01-02-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

I should have asked which year(s) this would work...

I should have asked which year(s) this would work for. My '99 has the older fiberoptic system. Is that even a concern with this type of upgrade/replacement? :nix:


I take it, removing the...
01-02-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,168
Posted By DCarrera

I for one don't, which is why I also own a...

I for one don't, which is why I also own a Porsche. Use the right tool for the right job, simple as that.
http://fotoveloce.smugmug.com/photos/238715747-XL.jpg

Plus I'm far more inclined to...
Forum: W219
12-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,819
Posted By DCarrera

The P-car owner needs to paint the hats on those...

The P-car owner needs to paint the hats on those stock rotors.. they are rusting.. LOL.

Seriously though.. pretty good pics. I'd have swept the debris away from the cars before taking the...
Forum: W219
12-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By DCarrera

The car needs bigger brakes.

The car needs bigger brakes.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-30-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,782
Posted By DCarrera

Snapping lug bolts!?!?!? :eek: Snapping when...

Snapping lug bolts!?!?!? :eek: Snapping when torquing them or when driving? Sounds scary. Did you make a big wheel offset change or running spacers?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-30-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,782
Posted By DCarrera

CF wheels on superbikes have exploded in the past...

CF wheels on superbikes have exploded in the past during use. CF explodes (OK, shattered) when it fails. Personally I wouldn't use the stuff for a wheel EVER. Your life may vary.

Anyone looked...
12-30-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,897
Posted By DCarrera

Is your son Joey Carrera...

Is your son Joey Carrera (http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/2007/06/joeyporsche.html)?
12-30-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By DCarrera

Believe me... I've been thinking about it. :y

Believe me... I've been thinking about it. :y
12-30-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By DCarrera

No kidding. BTW, I totally dig your...

No kidding.

BTW, I totally dig your wheels.. what make and what size are those?

Edit: Ooops, I see that someone else asked that already. 19's huh? Not to shabby. I'm afraid to ask what the...
12-30-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 49,655
Posted By DCarrera

That's just like someone touting the performance...

That's just like someone touting the performance of the Yugo Sport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoWhnRMYM-E&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WHtbvR23D0&NR=1

"It's the best...
12-30-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 49,655
Posted By DCarrera

A front plate, the local of a car does not make...

A front plate, the local of a car does not make (just to be clear, I've driven all of these around the Puget Sound with those plates for years... my 993 still proudly wears it's EU-D plate on the...
12-30-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 49,655
Posted By DCarrera

Prone to head gasket failure? Really? I've had 4...

Prone to head gasket failure? Really? I've had 4 W124's with the I6 motor. One of them over 200,000 miles, none of them under 100,000 miles by the time I sold them and not a single one had an...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-29-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By DCarrera

It's always in the best interest of the insurance...

It's always in the best interest of the insurance company to try and pay out nothing. That's how they make money.

Good luck with it. A few of my friends out of insurance and took massive pay...
12-29-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By DCarrera

The more I read the more I'm reading about 19's...

The more I read the more I'm reading about 19's and 20's I can't imagine what 20's would look like on the small wheel wells of the W208 LOL.

I have some crappy TSW's that came on the car. When...
12-29-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

Awesome. I'll print this out and take it to the...

Awesome. I'll print this out and take it to the couple of high-end install shops we have here in our little town and see how can do it and how much they will drill me to get it done, LOL.

I...
12-29-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By DCarrera

I have a set of 265/18's on my Porsche's...

I have a set of 265/18's on my Porsche's 'trashed' set of wheels. They are just gathering dust in my shop and the tires on my CLK are utter sh*te. I'm hoping that the 265 will fit OK on a 430. ...
12-29-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By DCarrera

'The Other Site' being? And do you have the link?

'The Other Site' being? And do you have the link?
12-29-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By DCarrera

19's on a CLK? Will the suspension handle it? ...

19's on a CLK? Will the suspension handle it? The 18's I have look like they are just about the max. One of my other cars is on 19's (running a 275/30R19 on the rear) and frankly.. it looks silly,...
12-29-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By DCarrera

Seriously? My '99 has the Fiber optic system. ...

Seriously? My '99 has the Fiber optic system. I just assumed it was not really feasible to swap head units (I want an iPod compatible unit that does not suck).

I'm considering the nav units as...
12-28-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 2,561,638
Posted By DCarrera

Don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. I've driven...

Don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. I've driven a very lowered 911 every day for the last couple of years and never did as much damage to the front end as I did in the fist month owning my CLK. I...
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