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05-01-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By edgalang

ACDelco 94RAGM Professional AGM Automotive BCI...

ACDelco 94RAGM Professional AGM Automotive BCI Group 94R BatterySold by: Amazon.com Services, Inc$173.83Ordered on December 13, 2017

...although I'm not sure if the battery for the 250 is the same...
04-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,339
Posted By edgalang

Looking good OP! Looks like you'll be ready for...

Looking good OP! Looks like you'll be ready for the next 50k soon.
04-17-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By edgalang

Airbox and ECU only per my initial post. At...

Airbox and ECU only per my initial post. At first I was annoyed that I had to remove anything to access the plugs, but I guess this isn't so bad since this would be the prime time to check on the...
04-15-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By edgalang

I honestly don't know. Different engine, and...

I honestly don't know. Different engine, and it's a turbo so I'm assuming different operating temps. I'm simply reporting back the pattern on what I've seen on my car for those with the exact same...
04-15-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By edgalang

Just completed my 120k mile service over the weekend...a few observations.

After 6.5 years of ownership and 120k miles later, I have now replaced the spark plugs TWICE in my 2012 M276-C350...and from my observations of the plugs both times (did both myself), I can...
03-27-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,339
Posted By edgalang

I'm rooting for you OP. Your car, your cash,...

I'm rooting for you OP. Your car, your cash, your time...although you could of also avoided all the hate by simply saying you are doing this for science...but hey, even more kudos for honestly. ...
03-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By edgalang

On my previous car...I experienced similar noise...

On my previous car...I experienced similar noise when I replaced my swaybars. It wasn't present at first, but over time it got louder and louder. The source was the nut that attaches the swaybar to...
02-08-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By edgalang

None. Similar to how this W204 is better than my...

None. Similar to how this W204 is better than my previous car in every way, the next car will simply continue the pattern. FWIW, I currently have around 116k miles (187k kilometers) on the odometer,...
01-24-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By edgalang

DO the easy stuff first. Check your spare tire...

DO the easy stuff first. Check your spare tire and make sure everything in the rear is bolted down...including the jack arms (as in it should be snapped in).
01-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By edgalang

My favorite tire to date? Michelin Pilot Super...

My favorite tire to date? Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Looking to go Pilot 4S on the next set. Expensive, but you get what you pay for, and tires IMO, is the most significant "mod" you can do on ANY...
01-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By edgalang

2012 M276 W204's don't have an ECO start-stop...

2012 M276 W204's don't have an ECO start-stop button. As for the 7G+, I've been under the impression that all M276 equipped W204's have 7G+.
12-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By edgalang

The widest wheel I've personally seen is 9.5 ....

The widest wheel I've personally seen is 9.5 . Keep in mind though, that unless you have an offset of 50+ a 265 width tire will rub. (I personally tried...but had to go back to stock 255).
12-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By edgalang

I actually consider clear side markers a...

I actually consider clear side markers a downgrade...but each his own. Just like how most mods are when one looks to purchase a used car.
12-14-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By edgalang

The only "girly" looking thing about that is the...

The only "girly" looking thing about that is the "be-dazzled" looking side markers. As for the white exterior...after 6 years and 115k miles, I still get compliments especially with the grey 2-tone...
12-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By edgalang

The link doesn't mention dynamic handling package...

The link doesn't mention dynamic handling package anywhere...are you sure that's the right link?

As for a code scanner, if you have a smart phone, you have a code scanner. Buy an app online for...
11-28-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By edgalang

This happened to me when I had my windshield...

This happened to me when I had my windshield replaced. Brought it to the dealer and all it was, was a blown fuse. The windshield tech was trying to be a nice guy and attempted to re-wire my dashcam...
11-05-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By edgalang

This exactly. Not saying it's the same, but with...

This exactly. Not saying it's the same, but with my previous car, if the height difference is enough between the opposing wheel, the bolt that holds the sway bar to the end link rods may pop by a...
11-05-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By edgalang

...sigh....tons of "hypotheticals", so let me...

...sigh....tons of "hypotheticals", so let me chime in with direct experience (no pun intended)...I have a 2012 C350 (original owner)...and going on to 110k miles ~(177km)...still no issues to report...
11-03-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By edgalang

A similar thing happened to me in my previous...

A similar thing happened to me in my previous car. Ended up being the sway bar end links. Once I re-tightened the nut that makes direct contact with the sway bar, it went away.

Here's a test,...
10-08-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By edgalang

The only time a lease makes sense to me, is if...

The only time a lease makes sense to me, is if you're a business owner. Have fun with the Alfa.
10-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By edgalang

2012+ with the "Multimedia Package" supports...

2012+ with the "Multimedia Package" supports streaming music using Bluetooth. I do it daily with Pandora & YouTube.
09-27-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By edgalang

Out of curiosity, did you measure your oil hot or...

Out of curiosity, did you measure your oil hot or cold? Reason why I ask is measuring your oil while the engine is running, or immediately after shutting down would yield a lower mark on the...
09-23-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By edgalang

No rocks will come from me (at least big ones ;)...

No rocks will come from me (at least big ones ;) ). IMO as long as you have a consistent and trusted way to test, then changing based on an informed decision is acceptable (but god forbid if you...
09-20-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By edgalang

I originally did 20k mile/2 year intervals just...

I originally did 20k mile/2 year intervals just so I can say I did it by the book when I was under the 50k mile warranty. Eventually the dealer pointed out my fluid was still good after testing (I'm...
09-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By edgalang

You will rub if you go with 265 with a 40 offset....

You will rub if you go with 265 with a 40 offset. I did and mine is 45...but then again I was using Michelin PSS (which is wider than your standard tire). Luckily I was able to swap it out after 1k...
08-31-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By edgalang

Thanks for always being an ass. I take your...

Thanks for always being an ass. I take your experience with DI with a grain of salt as well. Good day to you.
08-30-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By edgalang

...not for the Merc....never felt the need for...

...not for the Merc....never felt the need for one since I've been on 10k miles changes for over 20 years now. Although I was curious after hitting 100k miles (recently requested a kit online).
08-29-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By edgalang

10k mile oil change has been the norm for years. ...

10k mile oil change has been the norm for years. I did 10k mile oil change intervals on my previous car (2002 Acura TL-S) and took it to 190k miles before selling it to someone in need. I do 10k...
08-29-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By edgalang

Why even guess? ...

Why even guess?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017R5EQK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

If the test shows it under 500 CCA replace it.
08-04-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By edgalang

If it was my money...from best to worst.... ...

If it was my money...from best to worst....

Sparrow
Spark
Borbette
07-28-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By edgalang

You and me both. I just changed mine as well. ...

You and me both. I just changed mine as well.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1495_2_dfda03bbad8dc622324ca10d4c393e2b20172f81.jpg

The one you see here is...
07-25-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By edgalang

Original owner of a 2012 C350 here with 102k...

Original owner of a 2012 C350 here with 102k miles. No problems with speaker and/or Iphone 6s (which I currently have). No noticeable difference with Bluetooth Audio vs the 30-pin > Lightning cable.
06-28-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By edgalang

I used a rope tied to a screw driver....then...

I used a rope tied to a screw driver....then lassoed the boot to yank it out since you won't be able to pull it by hand (at least with the M276 plugs nearest the firewall).
06-25-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By edgalang

I think the trick is to go with a trusted...

I think the trick is to go with a trusted installer, since a professional will not use a sub-par tint.

DISCLOSURE: I currently have 3M on my Mercedes, and I think Llumar on my wife's Lexus.
06-22-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By edgalang

^ This. My sister in-law had one with the 18s...

^ This. My sister in-law had one with the 18s when we purchased it new. FYI...not everything that is offered may show up in a brochure. The options given to me when I factory ordered my current...
06-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By edgalang

I purchased mine online from Amazon for around...

I purchased mine online from Amazon for around $180. As long as it's a 800 CCA AGM 94R battery you'll be fine. You can also get one of these for good measure...
...
06-01-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,177
Posted By edgalang

I'll see if I can look up pictures in my...

I'll see if I can look up pictures in my archive...but from memory, everything was identical...brand/model number and all. The ONLY difference was the stock ones had the 3 star emblem printed on the...
06-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,177
Posted By edgalang

Define "genuine"...since when I did mine, the...

Define "genuine"...since when I did mine, the OEM's I pulled out were Bosch Platinum Iridiums exactly like the replacements I purchased from Amazon.
06-01-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,177
Posted By edgalang

I did mine at 60k and used... Platinum Iridium...

I did mine at 60k and used...
Platinum Iridium Bosch OEM ZR6SII3320 (6pcs)

However I do agree with MB Marko (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/336198-mb-marko.html) in that the original...
06-01-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By edgalang

...forgot to update yesterday, but I spent a few...

...forgot to update yesterday, but I spent a few minutes in the parking lot after arriving the office yesterday and found that...
while standing still, I see no noticeable difference between Drive...
05-31-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By edgalang

I just crossed the 102k mile mark, so I'll pay...

I just crossed the 102k mile mark, so I'll pay extra attention to this when driving to work this morning (in 30 minutes) and report back.
05-31-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,177
Posted By edgalang

It should be in your service manual...but for the...

It should be in your service manual...but for the M276 it is 60k miles.
05-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By edgalang

Rotor comparison Just watched this...maybe...

Rotor comparison

Just watched this...maybe the problem with the initial bite (for OP) was that the coating between the rotor and pad was not yet worn.
05-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By edgalang

Logically I'd agree. I think your right in that...

Logically I'd agree. I think your right in that the mechanic just probably didn't bleed correctly and he corrected it when the OP came back.
05-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By edgalang

Depends on the rotors. The OP got Zimmermans (I'm...

Depends on the rotors. The OP got Zimmermans (I'm not too familiar with those...yet). Here is an example of what I was looking at.

StopTech CRYO-TREATED Rotors...
05-08-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By edgalang

Definitely plausible...since front rotors are...

Definitely plausible...since front rotors are most likely directional.
05-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By edgalang

A 275/35ZR18 tire rim width range is = 9-11....so...

A 275/35ZR18 tire rim width range is = 9-11....so yes it would fit.

FYI, for future reference, you can go to tirerack.com.
Look for the tires you want, then go to the "SPECS" tab and look under...
05-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By edgalang

Yes on lighting package...but don't be...

Yes on lighting package...but don't be jealous...since my car was factory ordered to spec and I had to wait 8+ months for assembly & delivery, so it wasn't luck of the draw.
05-07-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By edgalang

#1...depends where you live and how often your...

#1...depends where you live and how often your area is updated. If you live in an up and coming neighborhood, then maybe.
#2...I haven't done tests, so I can't tell. The only time I use Bluetooth...
05-06-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By edgalang

Post away. That is the reason why this board is...

Post away. That is the reason why this board is here. Besides, we all like shopping...even if it's vicariously lived through you.

As for the previous car, you can still go for it. The difference...
05-05-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By edgalang

I'm not a fan of decals myself (unless they...

I'm not a fan of decals myself (unless they personally mean something), but that is nicely done. Good job.
05-05-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By edgalang

Odd...my Akebonos work great. Are you saying...

Odd...my Akebonos work great. Are you saying that you do not have enough braking force to break the front tires loose? You should always be able to trigger the ABS on command.
05-05-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By edgalang

I'd personally walk. 120 miles is a bit far, and...

I'd personally walk. 120 miles is a bit far, and "if" you do drive there, there will be an inherently greater chance of you getting it even though your gut feeling may still be on the fence.
...
05-04-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By edgalang

...and just in case you are wondering...(your...

...and just in case you are wondering...(your next logical question may be this)...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/644192-do-i-have-dynamic-handling.html
05-04-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By edgalang

​​​​​​ I've stopped dealer servicing my car...

​​​​​​
I've stopped dealer servicing my car after passing the factory warranty period. Get an oil extractor and do all Service-A and Bs yourself for the cost of parts alone. You don't even need to...
05-04-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By edgalang

No it does not. If you do not have the "AAC...

No it does not.
If you do not have the "AAC package" or in my case was called "Dynamic Handling" package, the button will simply change how/when the gears are shifted (example start in 1st or 2nd)...
05-02-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By edgalang

I've been under the impression that OEM is Mann. ...

I've been under the impression that OEM is Mann. I know this because when I removed my "non-serviceable" charcoal filter from the engine intake, the filter was clearly made by Mann.
05-01-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By edgalang

Coincidentally I just got this myself. ...

Coincidentally I just got this myself.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3M82XI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I replace mine every 20k miles (currently on 99k going on 100k this...
04-26-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By edgalang

...if it was my money...my non-negotiable mods...

...if it was my money...my non-negotiable mods (regardless of the car)...
Make sure it has synthetic fluid everything (Oil/Trans/Diff)
Tints
Hardwired Dashcam
Hardwired Radar Detector...
04-24-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By edgalang

Single owner with a 9-year lease?

Single owner with a 9-year lease?
04-21-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,596
Posted By edgalang

So I started looking at the 2018 redesign because...

So I started looking at the 2018 redesign because of this thread...and by god you made the right move. V8, magnetic suspension and the 10-speed got me. It even has dual injection system for some of...
04-20-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,596
Posted By edgalang

My other car (Lexus CT200h) has this as well. ...

My other car (Lexus CT200h) has this as well. They call it "hill assist". Except unlike MB, theirs has a timer on it, whereas in the MB it can hold forever.
04-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By edgalang

This is probably I5. I use to do my high speed...

This is probably I5. I use to do my high speed runs there as well. Welcome to my neighborhood. :D
04-20-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,596
Posted By edgalang

Congrats on the new car! Sucks that your W204...

Congrats on the new car! Sucks that your W204 wasn't more reliable. If you don't mind me asking, were you the original owner?
03-11-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By edgalang

1st is still used if you need to accelerate out...

1st is still used if you need to accelerate out of the hole, and is used if you want to produce the lowest 0-60 time. I personally go in sports mode (utilizing 1st gear) when I'm in stop and go...
03-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By edgalang

...not sure about the fuel efficiency standpoint,...

...not sure about the fuel efficiency standpoint, but from a comfort standpoint, this holds true. The W204 is not the only one I know that does this. For example, you can start a modern day...
03-11-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By edgalang

No hate here. I was just curious what your...

No hate here. I was just curious what your definition of "loaded" means since IMO it means everything but to each their own. I too didn't opt for the designo package nor did I go for the extra rear...
03-11-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By edgalang

I've seen you mention this more than once now and...

I've seen you mention this more than once now and I've also noticed it in your sig from prior posts. I'm curious why you continue to claim that it's "fully loaded", especially at that price point.
...
03-09-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By edgalang

The 4S is definitely the new benchmark (looking...

The 4S is definitely the new benchmark (looking at this myself...I'm currently on Super Sports). With that said though, where do you live climate wise? Keep in mind summer tires driven below 40F...
02-26-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,363
Posted By edgalang

Mobil-1 0w40 every 10k miles. As for driving it...

Mobil-1 0w40 every 10k miles. As for driving it hard...that is relative. However this car has seen speeds over 130mph and visits the redline at least once every other tank of gas (keep in mind I...
02-26-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,363
Posted By edgalang

Then I will take on this task/challenge and...

Then I will take on this task/challenge and report (assuming you guys are still around). I special ordered my M276 from the factory and have had every mile accounted for thereafter. I currently...
02-24-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By edgalang

With you of course not. DI is. :D

With you of course not. DI is. :D
02-23-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By edgalang

I can't imagine the conditions you guys are in...

I can't imagine the conditions you guys are in when one considers driving 60k km/37k miles on the original pump an accomplishment. I'm currently on 97k miles (157k km) on original equipment...
02-19-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,880
Posted By edgalang

I know you are a fan of the MXM4...however...

I know you are a fan of the MXM4...however if/when those wear out, perhaps you may want to upgrade to the next gen Premier tires (the direct Michelin replacement of the aging MXM4).
02-14-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By edgalang

How hot do YOU think it should run? FYI, my...

How hot do YOU think it should run? FYI, my default idle temp is 90. It's been like that for 95k miles now.
02-13-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By edgalang

The clips are definitely there when purchased...

The clips are definitely there when purchased new. I had clips for the 1st 40k miles of ownership and even instructed the dealer not to touch them when doing service B maintenance since I change the...
02-05-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By edgalang

I agree. And to add to this, most folks here are...

I agree. And to add to this, most folks here are pretty much short lived. I know this may not be the popular opinion, but my wife and I prefer buying/preordering new and driving it for 7+ years...
02-01-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By edgalang

The previous owner either had a pet, or had long...

The previous owner either had a pet, or had long nails and drove with their palms on the buttons. Both no no's on my book. My 2012's interior still looks new.
01-26-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By edgalang

My personal go-to oil is Redline or Amsoil. ...

My personal go-to oil is Redline or Amsoil. However, since I do not intend to go above 10k mile oil changes, I'll stick to Mobil-1, since it's cheap and can be purchased over the counter (vs mail...
01-23-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By edgalang

Why likely? There's no need to guess. With the...

Why likely? There's no need to guess. With the M276 engine it's every 60k miles.
01-19-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By edgalang

Lock pins for me is metal and is flush with the...

Lock pins for me is metal and is flush with the door when closed. This helps when you have to get a ticket/token from a parking garage gate since your elbow doesn't hit it.

I never open the trunk...
01-16-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By edgalang

Standard expectation is 4-5 years. HOWEVER...if...

Standard expectation is 4-5 years. HOWEVER...if you have this...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017R5EQK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
...you can get out of the guessing game and...
01-13-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By edgalang

If it does you'll be the first to find out. You...

If it does you'll be the first to find out. You also forgot to list the offset so your question is incomplete.
01-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By edgalang

Factory build means your order your car to spec,...

Factory build means your order your car to spec, and the factory builds it. This is how you get the Dynamic Handling Package in the states. As for the battery, I preemptively replaced mine last...
01-10-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By edgalang

Can't watch your video in detail since I'm in the...

Can't watch your video in detail since I'm in the office, however keep in mind most of everyone here is very vocal about problems (some even on the border of over dramatic), yet you will never hear...
01-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By edgalang

Not sure what code it is...but if you have it,...

Not sure what code it is...but if you have it, your headlights will move up/down left/right everytime they turn on to align itself (at least mine does).
01-04-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By edgalang

...unless of course you have the dynamic lighting...

...unless of course you have the dynamic lighting package. In which case...DO NOT TOUCH THEM (since they adjust automatically).
01-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By edgalang

This is why you don't rely on a sticker, but TEST...

This is why you don't rely on a sticker, but TEST the CCA of the battery instead. I personally check whenever I do an oil change and replaced my original when it dropped to 560 (original was 800)....
01-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,575
Posted By edgalang

...Like I said. I watched the video and the only...

...Like I said. I watched the video and the only possible violation I see would be a speeding ticket to the driver. Good luck with your claims.
01-04-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,575
Posted By edgalang

No...but I'm certain that the rest of us who do...

No...but I'm certain that the rest of us who do simply don't comment and eat popcorn.


EDIT: Just saw the video in its entirety, and IMO I don't see any issues other than possibly revving the...
01-02-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By edgalang

Unless the E320 has sentimental value, the...

Unless the E320 has sentimental value, the logical choice is to keep the W204. Not only is it newer, has less miles, and most likely better overall wear/tear, you are also talking about the next-gen...
12-27-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By edgalang

Looking at your sig, I'm going to guess the...

Looking at your sig, I'm going to guess the differences between us is...

...19" wheels. While I do have aftermarket wheels too (wider 18x8.5+45 & 18x9.5+45) I made sure they were equal if not...
12-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By edgalang

Just because I'm a little OCD, here are pictures...

Just because I'm a little OCD, here are pictures of my commute back to work this morning so I can document the trip going both directions. I figure someone will eventually make the argument that the...
12-26-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By edgalang

92k mile MPG performance report.

So I surprised myself driving to work this morning. Normally it takes me 1.5 hours to travel 40 miles each way, but with the holiday schedule, traffic has been light and I was able to make it in 45...
12-26-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By edgalang

My guess is that the OP has an extended warranty...

My guess is that the OP has an extended warranty that gets refunded (or partially refunded) if it doesn't get used at the end of the term (I've seen these types offered before).
12-26-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By edgalang

LOL....stay salty penguin.

LOL....stay salty penguin.
12-26-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,496
Posted By edgalang

I also recently replaced the battery. All...

I also recently replaced the battery. All settings remained with the exception of the trip meter.
12-21-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,910
Posted By edgalang

...duplicate post (database error)

...duplicate post (database error)
12-21-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,910
Posted By edgalang

This is the exact unit I use... ...

This is the exact unit I use...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SR7TC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
...purchased this item on August 16, 2015

Combine that with this......
12-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By edgalang

...because of this...Offset:38/43 ...you have...

...because of this...Offset:38/43
...you have no choice but to run a stock setup.
225/40-18 & 255/35-18
12-20-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,910
Posted By edgalang

You're in luck. I live in the Bay Area too and...

You're in luck. I live in the Bay Area too and pretty much shopped around regarding transmission service. Based on my notes from last year...here are the results...

Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield...
12-19-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,607
Posted By edgalang

To me the best year generally means the last year...

To me the best year generally means the last year or close to it, as they've already figured out the bugs throughout the life cycle. The only reason why the last year won't be the "best" is if they...
12-14-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,084
Posted By edgalang

If you are going by the book, your indy is wrong....

If you are going by the book, your indy is wrong.

Tranny fluid change for 7G+ is 70k, 7G is 40k.
Spark plugs (at least for M276) is every 60k.
Also, when was the last time your brake fluid was...
12-14-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By edgalang

What country are speaking of? Perhaps that's the...

What country are speaking of? Perhaps that's the disconnect, but in the US, standard factory warranty is 4 years/50k miles. All paid for by corporate.
12-14-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By edgalang

Unfortunately the only other W204s I've driven...

Unfortunately the only other W204s I've driven are C250 loaners or pre-LCI 300's (7G, not 7G+), all of which do not have the dynamic handling package hence no "M" mode. As for the speed of shifting,...
12-14-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By edgalang

Personally I'd take it to the dealer directly to...

Personally I'd take it to the dealer directly to have them do the inspection. Remember, warranty is paid directly from Mercedes to the dealer. It is in the dealer's best interest to perform...
12-14-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By edgalang

...to add to Adi's comment....I'd take any 2WD...

...to add to Adi's comment....I'd take any 2WD car with good winter tires over a 4wd car with all-season any day.

Remember, 4WD/4-Matic will mainly help you get to speed. It won't help you stop...
12-14-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By edgalang

^^^THIS. I believe the only people that'll see...

^^^THIS. I believe the only people that'll see this are the ones with the lighting package. Notice when you first turn on the car, you'll see the headlights auto-adjust up/down, left/right to self...
12-14-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By edgalang

The only W204 C-class I've seen (mine included)...

The only W204 C-class I've seen (mine included) that has full manual mode are the ones with the Dynamic Handling package ordered from the factory. Aside from the transmission mode, you also get to...
12-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,579
Posted By edgalang

The OP has the M276 engine, which is a tighter...

The OP has the M276 engine, which is a tighter fit than the M272. With the M272 there is no excuse to not change your own.
12-05-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,579
Posted By edgalang

@Vdhroso...

@Vdhroso (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/312758-vdhroso.html)

Replied to your PM. Look at the DYI I linked you.
The M276 is definitely harder to replace the plugs than the M272 (at least the...
12-04-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,139
Posted By edgalang

I've always been under the assumption that car...

I've always been under the assumption that car batteries fall under general wear and tear, and that the only warranty that'll apply to it is the battery manufacturer warranty (of whatever that years...
12-01-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By edgalang

To another member? As in someone gave you their...

To another member? As in someone gave you their carbon fiber trim for your aluminum?
12-01-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By edgalang

Pop open your hood and ceck to see if you have...

Pop open your hood and ceck to see if you have additional control modules on top of each strut.

If it looks normal, then you don't have it.
12-01-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,139
Posted By edgalang

I'm in the same boat, except I use my hardwired...

I'm in the same boat, except I use my hardwired radar detector for constant voltage readout and a battery tester to measure CCA.

Current CCA (5.5 year old battery) is 580 (stock is 800). Battery...
11-29-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By edgalang

TBH, I haven't heard of a successful trade in the...

TBH, I haven't heard of a successful trade in the forums...so you might be first. If you don't like the trim, the easiest route would be to just wrap it.
11-22-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By edgalang

Without mentioning all the little things, and...

Without mentioning all the little things, and sticking to performance mods ONLY....then primarily yes.

Tune and tires are the best mods for this car IMO. I've also been on Michelin Pilot Super...
11-22-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By edgalang

BTW...I've been on stage-1 for 60k miles now. ...

BTW...I've been on stage-1 for 60k miles now.

If asked, "would I do it again?", my answer is yes.
11-22-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By edgalang

TBH I did not see this as an option when I was...

TBH I did not see this as an option when I was ordering the car. Perhaps it became standard in face-lifted C350s.

I can confirm the cargo hold down D-rings, as I paired it with a cargo net...
11-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By edgalang

You can absolutely run them all the same size....

You can absolutely run them all the same size. You can even run a different size as stock assuming they are all the same. The problem with 4-Matic/4WD cars is that you cannot have a big delta in tire...
11-22-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By edgalang

You can use a tire/wheel calculator online..but...

You can use a tire/wheel calculator online..but for reference, if a 18x9.5+45 wheel with 255/35-18 tires fit in the rear with no rubbing, then I can almost be certain a mild 17x8+40 wheel will fit.
11-21-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By edgalang

My previous set (fronts) were 235/40/18 on...

My previous set (fronts) were 235/40/18 on 18x8.5+45 wheels. No rub what so ever. I did however go back to 225/40/18 to get back into spec.
11-20-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By edgalang

...I stand corrected.

...I stand corrected.
11-17-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By edgalang

Same here. 90 is normal for me too...regardless...

Same here. 90 is normal for me too...regardless how it's driven.
11-17-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By edgalang

Can't measure now....and it's not just the length...

Can't measure now....and it's not just the length but width. HOWEVER....you can rest knowing the W204 rear seats fold down. So even if it doesn't fit with everything up, I can almost guarantee it'll...
11-15-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,947
Posted By edgalang

Welcome to the tuned M276 club. Glad you like...

Welcome to the tuned M276 club. Glad you like your tune; HOWEVER keep in mind the C43 owners will also tune theirs. The C43 IMO is currently the best bang for the buck W205 right now (after a tune).
11-15-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By edgalang

I'm not sure what you mean. This is EXACTLY how...

I'm not sure what you mean. This is EXACTLY how it works now. The ONLY reason to push it twice if you want to enable all the accessories without turning on the engine.

As for accessory power, It...
11-15-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By edgalang

OK...so name the car. I have NEVER seen anything...

OK...so name the car. I have NEVER seen anything that will turn on all the accessories without having to first press a button.

Think about it...this would mean you can never leave the keys...
11-13-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By edgalang

Stop playing around and remove the mufflers...

Stop playing around and remove the mufflers already. What you have is the mod bug, and it will not go away until you hit a tipping point, which IMO is when you go full retard and do straight pipes. ...
11-13-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,719
Posted By edgalang

I'll leave the soap box/public shaming to others,...

I'll leave the soap box/public shaming to others, so I'll just stick to facts.

The top speed is ECU limited to the tire that was originally put on the car and this depends not just on the...
11-13-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By edgalang

Anything is repairable. HOWEVER...with that...

Anything is repairable. HOWEVER...with that said....once airbags deploy, more than likely it will be salvaged.
11-10-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By edgalang

Unfortunately for us the fusebox is at the trunk....

Unfortunately for us the fusebox is at the trunk. I used the overhead console to wire the dashcam. You can also use the rain sensor if you want to be lazy, but ever since a service guy blew the...
11-03-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By edgalang

It's not just the tire compound, but also the...

It's not just the tire compound, but also the tire tread depth when considering rain. As I said in the past, I MAY be a tire snob (currently daily driving on Michelin Pilot Super Sports), but over...
11-02-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By edgalang

For the record it is (depending on the package),...

For the record it is (depending on the package), generally located on the dash instead of the C/S/M button near the gear lever. I know...I factory ordered mine and I too have the "Sport Suspension...
10-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,714
Posted By edgalang

:duh: Inexperience rears its ugly head again,...

:duh: Inexperience rears its ugly head again, but be thankful he didn't get you 25 over. If he did, you wouldn't be able to wipe off the point with traffic school.

Bottom line...
#1 . Know your...
10-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By edgalang

...even worse. A project car should NOT be your...

...even worse. A project car should NOT be your one and only car. This may be ok for a business owner of a shop who wants to work on the car on the side, but later plans to flip it.

Do not dig...
10-25-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By edgalang

No offense, but didn't you just mention in...

No offense, but didn't you just mention in another thread that you can't afford mods because you just lost your phone? If you can't afford "mods" because of a lost phone, how is anyone going to take...
10-23-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By edgalang

FYI I have 18x9.5+45 in the rear using stock tire...

FYI I have 18x9.5+45 in the rear using stock tire dimensions (255/35-18) with no rub. Been riding this for 50k miles now. I can confirm rub on 265/35-18 using Michelin Pilot Super Sports though.
10-23-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By edgalang

Do a search on Amazon and it should be around...

Do a search on Amazon and it should be around $80. The "branding" can differ, so I'm not playing any favorites, but if I personally had to buy one right now (without further research), it would be...
10-23-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By edgalang

Front and rear bumpers, tail lights, and the...

Front and rear bumpers, tail lights, and the interior dash and steering wheel. Personally I don't think it's worth it. I'd embrace it for what it is and direct the funds somewhere else.
10-23-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By edgalang

For dashcams, I prefer the wedge style shapes...

For dashcams, I prefer the wedge style shapes like the A118c or the more up to date A119c. Which ever route you go with, just make sure you get the CAPACITOR version and not battery based (do a...
10-23-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By edgalang

You are correct. I live in sunny CA and my car...

You are correct. I live in sunny CA and my car does not see snow. With 15+ claims a year, I feel ya, although with that much, I'd probably go down to 17 or maybe even 16 inch wheels if they'd fit...
10-22-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By edgalang

I'd respectfully disagree. I've been there and...

I'd respectfully disagree. I've been there and done that (long story), but bottom line I would never opt to repair a wheel again. Wheels to me is a wear and tear item, as in if you have any doubts,...
10-22-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By edgalang

Sorry about your accident, as I'm pretty sure...

Sorry about your accident, as I'm pretty sure we've all been there (at least I have). A few items stick out of your post...

#1 Regarding the, wasn't even "American" comment, careful where you say...
10-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By edgalang

Reset the TPMS on the console/dash so it can...

Reset the TPMS on the console/dash so it can re-establish a baseline. Make sure you have the tires pressure set correctly front/rear.
10-10-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By edgalang

I'm generally not a fan of cosmetic mods and this...

I'm generally not a fan of cosmetic mods and this one is no exception. As for your 2nd question, my answer would be yes, but thank you none the less for showing us that it exists.
10-02-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By edgalang

Service A & B alternates and is done every 10k...

Service A & B alternates and is done every 10k miles. Odd numbers = A, Even = B and insert special services in between (such as transmission service etc). Example...

10k= A
20k= B
30k= A
40k=...
09-26-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By edgalang

The biggest performance upgrade you can do on any...

The biggest performance upgrade you can do on any car is to upgrade the tires.

Michelin Pilot Super Sports is a good start.
09-25-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By edgalang

There will always be a load. If there isn't,...

There will always be a load. If there isn't, keyless access wouldn't be able to work. Also, I know for a fact that power to the overhead console remains on for at least 30 minutes if you exit the...
09-22-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By edgalang

Yes you can. I did mine myself.

Yes you can. I did mine myself.
09-20-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By edgalang

Just pulled out the logs (excluding general...

Just pulled out the logs (excluding general maintenance and misc mods)...

10k miles = OEM wheels replaced with wider 18x8.5 fronts and 18x9.5 rears both +45 offset. Reinstalled stock tires...
09-19-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By edgalang

All weather? No. If you drive in temperatures...

All weather? No. If you drive in temperatures below 40F, then the MPSS (or any other summer tire for that matter) is not for you.

Stick with the AS3+. I believe it currently holds the benchmark...
09-19-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By edgalang

Neither. After replacing the stock tires, I've...

Neither. After replacing the stock tires, I've been on Michelin Pilot Super Sports ever since. I'll review my records/logs to see exactly when each tire was replaced when I get the time later this...
09-18-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By edgalang

And this is why I keep going back, especially...

And this is why I keep going back, especially because I can stretch them to 30k miles since I primarily do nothing but freeway driving. One often overlooked trait is that even if you don't drive...
09-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By edgalang

You must drive hard since I easily get double if...

You must drive hard since I easily get double if not more than that on my staggered PSS setup. If I was in your shoes, I'd probably make the switch to the AS3+, since 12k mile tire changes for me is...
09-16-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By edgalang

You must seriously be heated if the comments...

You must seriously be heated if the comments bother you so much, to not see that you've already been answered.

The thread began by you asking the forum if you should change early by your service...
09-16-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By edgalang

Maybe you got a bad one, but I would not actively...

Maybe you got a bad one, but I would not actively use or further recommend something I haven't tried, tested and verified myself. If trust is your issue, then feel free to keep sending in brake...
09-15-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By edgalang

For me, my personal light bulb lit up when the...

For me, my personal light bulb lit up when the dealer suggested I change my fluid at the 40k mark (I had them flush out the fluid at the 20k mark before I knew better), but when I tested it prior to...
09-15-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By edgalang

My only guess is that the Tahoe sits higher and...

My only guess is that the Tahoe sits higher and may not be subject to the same speeds/conditions the Mercedes windshield goes through. My biggest takeaway is to not follow trucks, especially at high...
09-13-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By edgalang

Funkwagen is correct. They are not "specks" that...

Funkwagen is correct. They are not "specks" that you can wipe off, since they are tiny physical holes in the windshield.

As a temporary measure, you can probably find some "As seen on TV"...
09-13-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By edgalang

He is recommending it because it's very easy to...

He is recommending it because it's very easy to do, and since the wheels are off, it's one of those "might as well" check box items (easy money).

Prior to the 50k mark, I use to do everything by...
09-08-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,749
Posted By edgalang

Maybe because folks have been chastised for being...

Maybe because folks have been chastised for being too critical. If you have nothing nice to say, just leave the thread alone IMO. I do like the floor mats.
09-05-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By edgalang

Then by the sounds of it, you are good to go. ...

Then by the sounds of it, you are good to go. Ask the dealer for one or at the very minimum request to borrow one to test. IF for whatever reason they deny or charge you a ton for the part, you can...
09-04-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By edgalang

To know for sure if you have keyless-go with the...

To know for sure if you have keyless-go with the ignition button removed is whether or not you have sensors on your door handles. Can you lock/unlock your doors without touching the keyfob? If no,...
08-24-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By edgalang

That is the risk you take buying used. I however...

That is the risk you take buying used. I however plan to take mine to at least 155k miles (1st MB high mileage award). Unless it gets totalled in an accident, I have zero doubts it'll get there. ...
08-22-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,124
Posted By edgalang

...only applies to coupes.

...only applies to coupes.
08-22-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,124
Posted By edgalang

Because 300s come in AWD while 350s come in RWD.

Because 300s come in AWD while 350s come in RWD.
08-21-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By edgalang

...premature wear on endlinks? Sounds like your...

...premature wear on endlinks? Sounds like your car loves running into potholes.
08-21-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By edgalang

Must be a typo. If not, the OP will not find any...

Must be a typo. If not, the OP will not find any buyers here.
08-21-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By edgalang

After watching the video, my guess is that one of...

After watching the video, my guess is that one of your sway bar end links need to be tightened. This is VERY similar to my previous car (where I replaced the sway bars), and over time, one of the...
08-18-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By edgalang

They are 2 different packages with a dependency. ...

They are 2 different packages with a dependency. As in...you can get the sports plus package without the Dynamic Handling package, but not the other way around. The Sport Plus package is mainly...
08-17-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By edgalang

Maybe this is in part of the staggered wheel...

Maybe this is in part of the staggered wheel setup the sport has. I think the LUX models run square, even if RWD.
08-16-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By edgalang

...ok. I guess I'll be doing this at the 100k...

...ok. I guess I'll be doing this at the 100k mile mark then. Thanks.
08-16-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By edgalang

If that's what's required in the manual, sure. ...

If that's what's required in the manual, sure. Although I doubt I'll ever have to worry about the front. :)


FULL DISCLOSURE: While it appears I do everything by the book, I have to confess...
08-16-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By edgalang

Don't quote me on this but I believe 95Sinned420...

Don't quote me on this but I believe 95Sinned420 is correct in that the "LUX" model sits higher than the "SPORT" model. I vaguely recall seeing the LUX models having more of a wheel gap than the...
08-16-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By edgalang

One caveat is the 2012 C350 RWD. Pretty much any...

One caveat is the 2012 C350 RWD. Pretty much any W204 with the M276 engine will have the 7G+ transmission, which has a 70k MILE service interval.

I can attest to the reliability. I'm currently...
08-16-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By edgalang

I have Geico's MBI, and although I haven't had to...

I have Geico's MBI, and although I haven't had to claim anything yet, when doing my research, it was the next best thing to getting the factory warranty (value wise). It's even good enough for me to...
08-16-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By edgalang

:ditto: O.P. Not enough info.

:ditto:

O.P. Not enough info.
08-11-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By edgalang

That's exactly what I did the 1st time. Worked...

That's exactly what I did the 1st time. Worked flawlessly....UNTIL I had my windshield replaced, and the installer (trying to be nice) attempted to reinstall the wire and blew a fuse, causing the AC...
08-11-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By edgalang

tirerack sells them as well.

tirerack sells them as well.
08-08-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By edgalang

No on all.

No on all.
08-07-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By edgalang

Hasn't happened to the Mercedes yet, but with my...

Hasn't happened to the Mercedes yet, but with my Acura, I simply used a credit card to apply slight pressure on the top or bottom of the disc to give it more traction against the rubber wheels trying...
08-06-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By edgalang

Higher costs to maintain? Sure if you take it to...

Higher costs to maintain? Sure if you take it to the dealer. After the initial 50k warranty period, I now do the maintenance myself, so there's a ton of savings right there. Unlike most, I did...
08-02-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 1,021,288
Posted By edgalang

Yes. I run 255/35-18 PSS rears on ET45 with...

Yes.

I run 255/35-18 PSS rears on ET45 with no rub.
07-31-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 1,021,288
Posted By edgalang

...your rears will rub.

...your rears will rub.
07-28-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By edgalang

That tire is a little tall, but it'll fit. Why...

That tire is a little tall, but it'll fit. Why not just get the right tire size? I'm assuming you are getting them for free?
07-20-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By edgalang

First I thought you were happy that you get to...

First I thought you were happy that you get to "MOD/upgrade" the car, then you mention $675 is too much?! :confused:

I just priced out semi-performance front rotors (STOPTECH SPORT SLOTTED) and...
07-11-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By edgalang

OP...I agree with this. :y

OP...I agree with this. :y
07-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By edgalang

Quite understandable. I however, have never...

Quite understandable. I however, have never experienced it myself and this W204 will be my 1st DI motor. If my experience is similar to yours then I may join the !DI club, but until then, I'll try...
07-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By edgalang

:nix: Don't understand you bud.

:nix: Don't understand you bud.
07-10-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By edgalang

It's mainly due to the carbon buildup. Some cars...

It's mainly due to the carbon buildup. Some cars will be more severe than others, but the bottom line, the badmouth stems from those not wanting to move forward with technology :scared:

I for...
07-07-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,410
Posted By edgalang

I think we are talking about two different...

I think we are talking about two different things. You mention "damage" ^^up here butbthe you also see fiber the cause for the damage as being an "incident" and added thatbtheh crack (suggesting it...
07-07-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 75,133
Posted By edgalang

...deleted for duplicate post. But seeing as...

...deleted for duplicate post.

But seeing as though I can't find the DELETE button, Comfort mode will always yield a better MPG than Sports mode simply due to the fact that the SPORT mode holds...
07-07-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 75,133
Posted By edgalang

Not to get off tangent, but for most if not all...

Not to get off tangent, but for most if not all W204s purchased off dealer lots I agree. HOWEVER...there are a few factory ordered W204s that have the Dynamic Handling Package which does (and I'm...
07-07-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,897
Posted By edgalang

Mileage highly depends on your style of driving. ...

Mileage highly depends on your style of driving. The THING I do love about Geman engineering is the fact that they DO NOT LIE about how much gas you have in the tank (compared to Acura/Lexus from...
07-07-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,410
Posted By edgalang

OEM or not is up to you. I believe the dealer...

OEM or not is up to you. I believe the dealer will only do OEM, but a glass shop will give you options.

MORE important than the glass (since I'm assuming that decision is based on funds) is HOW...
07-07-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,410
Posted By edgalang

I guess you need to change your source of...

I guess you need to change your source of information since my insurance covered most of the damage. Out of pocket, this incident cost me $50 since that is what my Glass Deductible is.

Looking at...
07-05-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,410
Posted By edgalang

I just got mine replaced last year with Safelite...

I just got mine replaced last year with Safelite but they used the OEM glass. Non-OEM glass wasn't even an option.
07-05-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,293
Posted By edgalang

The what? I'm the original owner of my car and...

The what? I'm the original owner of my car and have accumulated 80k miles within 5 years and have never heard of that problem.
07-05-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,293
Posted By edgalang

OK I just installed the holder. And while can't...

OK I just installed the holder. And while can't fit my MauiJim wrap arounds, I'm sure it can fit prescription reading glasses. In the meantime, it'll hold my trusty tire gauge.

...
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