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Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-23-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By nobbyv

I also upgraded from PSS to PS4s. I added 10mm of...

I also upgraded from PSS to PS4s. I added 10mm of section width F/R, so it's not an apples/apples comparison, but I am very happy with the upgrade.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-23-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,457
Posted By nobbyv

FYI: "break-in" oil is a myth. No manufacturers...

FYI: "break-in" oil is a myth. No manufacturers have used any kind of special break-in oil for decades.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,829
Posted By nobbyv

Looks like none of you followed the link AMG_Eric...

Looks like none of you followed the link AMG_Eric posted. It's under the rear parcel shelf in a molded plastic holder.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By nobbyv

I know you already posted the resolution, but I...

I know you already posted the resolution, but I wanted to comment on this.



Service writers are not techs. They're not trained as techs, and the reality is it's not unusual for them not to be...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-05-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By nobbyv

Free Pilot Super Sports - Pick Up Only

I needed to have two wheels straightened, so took the opportunity to have four new tires mounted. My OEM PSS still have about 2-3/32 left. 235/35/R19 front and 255/35/R19 rear. Might be good for a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-20-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,064
Posted By nobbyv

Interesting...do you recall who you spoke to? I...

Interesting...do you recall who you spoke to? I didn't actually order them yet, and wouldn't mind saving $120...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-20-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,064
Posted By nobbyv

Just wanted to chime in: my original PSS's are...

Just wanted to chime in: my original PSS's are finally done at ~24k.I am replacing with the 4S. While shopping around, I noticed something: the 255/35 and 275/35 4S are actually CHEAPER than the ...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By nobbyv

You are mistaken, at least on the C-class. The...

You are mistaken, at least on the C-class. The only designo options available on the C-class (AMG or not) are interior options, and even then it's coupe/cabrio only.
03-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By nobbyv

Wow, that's a great price for what looks like a...

Wow, that's a great price for what looks like a clean car. Surprised no one has jumped on it yet.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,381
Posted By nobbyv

PM sent. Sedan please. Thanks!

PM sent. Sedan please. Thanks!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-06-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,381
Posted By nobbyv

Anyone have a PDF of the dealer order guide?

Anyone have a PDF of the dealer order guide?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-10-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By nobbyv

FCP also has the OEM rear rotors at $153/ea, but...

FCP also has the OEM rear rotors at $153/ea, but with a lifetime warranty. I plan on keeping this car for awhile, and at the rate it seems to eat rear pads/rotors, this was a no-brainer for me. I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-17-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,018
Posted By nobbyv

Will do!

Will do!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-16-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,018
Posted By nobbyv

Just did my rear brakes using this guide, great...

Just did my rear brakes using this guide, great job OP! Only change I'd make is to highlight how you need to grab the inner nut with pliers/Vicegrips/wrench (20mm?)/etc. I know you call it out in...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-24-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,479
Posted By nobbyv

Just had my '16 in for a B service and they did...

Just had my '16 in for a B service and they did the ignition coil recall on mine too. Never had any misfires that I know of.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,381
Posted By nobbyv

Just had my service B done today at 20k. Cost was...

Just had my service B done today at 20k. Cost was $679 in NH, and I had a $40 off coupon for $639 total.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-26-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,807
Posted By nobbyv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72USdSbR2WU&t=100s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72USdSbR2WU&t=100s
Forum: Marketplace
06-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By nobbyv

Three OEM Hengst Oil Filters E155H D122 E63 W216 W221

Three oil filter kits, new in the boxes. $15/ea at Amazon. Asking $25/shipped for all three.

See compatible models here:...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-15-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,807
Posted By nobbyv

Definitely not a lot of guys with the...

Definitely not a lot of guys with the Cardinal/Hyacinth Red...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By nobbyv

There's no secret to it: clean it. Often....

There's no secret to it: clean it. Often. Neglected it? Clean it VERY thoroughly.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By nobbyv

So you have a "serious issue with the suspension"...

So you have a "serious issue with the suspension" that's "so frustrating", so your solution is to not bother taking the two minutes to check the thing that is likely causing the "issue" until you get...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By nobbyv

It does keep my son entertained. He likes to...

It does keep my son entertained. He likes to watch it from his car seat. So there's that...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By nobbyv

I wouldn't call a 10.5:1 ratio "really high"....

I wouldn't call a 10.5:1 ratio "really high". VW/Audi run 11.7:1 in their EA888 2.0TSFI that they put in everything. BMW runs 10.2:1 in the twin-turbo S55 inline-6 used in the M3/4, etc. and 10.3:1...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-26-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,896
Posted By nobbyv

The consensus from the W204 guys seems to be the...

The consensus from the W204 guys seems to be the Porterfield R4-S.

https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/manufacturers/Porterfield+Brakes/R4-S.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-11-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By nobbyv

Seems like you're in the UK, but I got a new set...

Seems like you're in the UK, but I got a new set off Ebay in the US for $52 USD/shipped. They're basically the same for all late model MBs.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,772
Posted By nobbyv

I checked Autotrader the other day; there were...

I checked Autotrader the other day; there were five leftover 2017 C63 S. Be willing to fly somewhere and drive it back, email them all, negotiate a deal, and get the S.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-21-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By nobbyv

Talking Good info here. But last I checked, aluminum IS...

Good info here. But last I checked, aluminum IS metal...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-02-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,479
Posted By nobbyv

My MY16 doesn't show it's affected.

My MY16 doesn't show it's affected.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-15-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By nobbyv

Why don't you take it back to the shop that...

Why don't you take it back to the shop that installed the downpipes! Since they are the ones that caused the problem! Sure they can fix it!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By nobbyv

There are only two services: A and B. You simply...

There are only two services: A and B. You simply alternate between them every 10k. A comes first at 10k, B at 20k, back to A at 30k, etc. Besides that, there's the rear diff service done at 2k (or it...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-07-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,512
Posted By nobbyv

I have the sedan, and drive it year-round. I run...

I have the sedan, and drive it year-round. I run some Pirelli WinterSports on dedicated wheels. As others have said, traction isn't a big issue (keep it in Comfort so you start in 2nd gear), but...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By nobbyv

FWIW, I'm 40, one speeding ticket in the last...

FWIW, I'm 40, one speeding ticket in the last five years, and I pay $1035/year for my C63.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-24-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 60,760
Posted By nobbyv

I'd suspect that it's not the "handbrake" seizing...

I'd suspect that it's not the "handbrake" seizing after washing, but the pads sticking to the rotors due to rust. Happens on many cars. Also, I find the Comfort suspension mode perfect; I drive in...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By nobbyv

So do they build the car in Alabama and ship it...

So do they build the car in Alabama and ship it to Europe? Or is there another plant in Germany that produces C63s for the Euro market?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-11-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,565
Posted By nobbyv

Mine car does this too; I also drive in Sport so...

Mine car does this too; I also drive in Sport so it's not related to starting in 2nd gear. Seems normal to me.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 126,416
Posted By nobbyv

Those look great on a clean car!

Those look great on a clean car!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-02-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 126,416
Posted By nobbyv

Nice to see another Cardinal Red! And in...

Nice to see another Cardinal Red!

And in contrast to all the freshly-waxed glamour shots in this thread, here's my filthy car in full winter mode sitting in a grocery store parking lot:
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-28-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By nobbyv

Try another dealer.

Try another dealer.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-27-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By nobbyv

Yeah, the false readings for low oil are a common...

Yeah, the false readings for low oil are a common failure. A few people have had the oil level sender replaced under warranty; my dealer told me they "couldn't find anything wrong". But I would get a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,969
Posted By nobbyv

I am ashamed to say this, as I have long sang the...

I am ashamed to say this, as I have long sang the virtues of snow tires in ANY climate that gets snow, but yesterday I drove ~60 miles in a freezing rain/snow/sleet mix with my SUMMER tires on. I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-13-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By nobbyv

I guess I don't understand why you're...

I guess I don't understand why you're "frustrated": you hit a curb and damaged your car. The dealer is going to give you an estimate to repair it. In my experience, MB dealers aren't really that much...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-12-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By nobbyv

Thumbs up Best answer right here. They'll get you 10-12...

Best answer right here. They'll get you 10-12 bids in minutes.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-07-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,503
Posted By nobbyv

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-07-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,776
Posted By nobbyv

There's nothing to "get". You made a statement...

There's nothing to "get". You made a statement presented as fact that likely irritated quite a few people (including myself), by suggesting that the pre-refresh W205 isn't "worth buying". I have been...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-06-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,023
Posted By nobbyv

Or maybe, just MAYBE, the type of people that are...

Or maybe, just MAYBE, the type of people that are shelling out $90k for a car have careers, and families, and other things that keep them from making time to book several hours at a tuner that's...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-06-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,023
Posted By nobbyv

I heard tires were melting, so a complete dyno...

I heard tires were melting, so a complete dyno run couldn't even be completed.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-05-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,776
Posted By nobbyv

Smile Nothing! I just think it's a fool's errand to be...

Nothing! I just think it's a fool's errand to be constantly chasing the 'latest and greatest". And waiting for the mid-cycle refresh, to me, makes no more sense than buying the newly released...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-05-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,776
Posted By nobbyv

And when the W206 comes out? Now you have a car...

And when the W206 comes out? Now you have a car you've had for 2-3 years that's been replaced by a whole new chassis architecture, and your current car looks WAY outdated.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-24-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,044
Posted By nobbyv

I owned a W204 C63 w/ the 6.2L V8. The M177 is...

I owned a W204 C63 w/ the 6.2L V8. The M177 is better in every conceivable way, with the possible exception of exhaust note, where it's a tie. I also find the M177 accelerator pedal to be pretty...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-19-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By nobbyv

1) Always go by what the manual says. That way...

1) Always go by what the manual says. That way if there are issues, you're covered.
2) In Comfort mode, the transmission will always start in 2nd by design. I don't drive in Comfort often, but...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-18-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By nobbyv

Depending on how the previous owner (and you)...

Depending on how the previous owner (and you) drive, another 20k on the brakes may be a bit optimistic. The rears in particular tend to wear pretty fast (although those aren't too expensive to...
10-17-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By nobbyv

Air Compressor Tricks Collision Prevention Assist

Thought this was interesting: I was sitting in the left lane waiting on a light to turn yesterday. An F150 pulled up in the lane to my right towing an Ingersoll-Rand wheeled air compressor that...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-17-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,697
Posted By nobbyv

Same here. I think anyone who says the car stores...

Same here. I think anyone who says the car stores the last setting is miss-remembering (at least i the US, not sure about Canada or elsewhere).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-26-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,206
Posted By nobbyv

See this thread: ...

See this thread:
https://mbworld.org/forums/w212-amg/613568-upd-v8-biturbo-cold-air-boost-kit.html

(not affiliated)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-22-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,018
Posted By nobbyv

Great write-up! One question: in Step 10,...

Great write-up!

One question: in Step 10, you say "jack using central jack position". I wasn't aware there WAS a central jack position, and the Owner's Manual doesn't make note of it. Where is...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-21-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,381
Posted By nobbyv

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/m...

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-19-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,787
Posted By nobbyv

No worries, my original post made no sense anyway...

No worries, my original post made no sense anyway since I completely missed the keyword "rebate". At any rate, whatever size the big jugs are, they are on sale at Wal-Mart for $22.88 w/ a $12 rebate ...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-18-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,787
Posted By nobbyv

There's also a $12 rebate on the gallon jugs. :y

There's also a $12 rebate on the gallon jugs. :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-12-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,704
Posted By nobbyv

Porterfield R4-S was the consensus choice from...

Porterfield R4-S was the consensus choice from the W204 C63 guys for something with equal stopping power and less dust than the OEM. They're available in a W205 fitment:...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-07-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By nobbyv

One more here. Was like that when I bought it....

One more here. Was like that when I bought it. Dealer replaced it under warranty no questions asked.
09-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By nobbyv

Ultra-Low Mileage '13 C63 FS

NOT MY CAR!

Just ran across this on Craigslist and thought someone looking for a PF W204 might be interested. Owner claims it's a 100% original, absolutely showroom car with 9k. No P31 though.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-04-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,381
Posted By nobbyv

OP: either you're confused, or the dealer is. A...

OP: either you're confused, or the dealer is. A 25-30% difference in costs between dealers would be significant. 400% more is just not possible. Get the estimate in writing.
09-04-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By nobbyv

Thumbs up Still happy with it. I keep forgetting to gets...

Still happy with it. I keep forgetting to gets some pics at night (I don't actually find myself driving at night too often). But overall, I'm happy with it.
08-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,337
Posted By nobbyv

See a link to my review three posts up.

See a link to my review three posts up.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-23-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By nobbyv

If that's true, I'd agree with you, but I don't...

If that's true, I'd agree with you, but I don't think OP said that? He said it was at PGA events to "show off AMG".
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By nobbyv

This seems to be a common reply when speaking...

This seems to be a common reply when speaking about demo cars, and I have to admit I don't buy it. They're not handing an $85k car to the 18-year-old stoner kid that washes the cars to take for the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By nobbyv

Fixed that for you. A dealer demo has the full...

Fixed that for you. A dealer demo has the full warranty starting from the in-service date, which is the day you buy it. Any financial institution still considers it a "new" vehicle and will finance...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By nobbyv

Thumbs up That's a good find.

That's a good find.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By nobbyv

That would be a better fit, I agree. The TSWs...

That would be a better fit, I agree. The TSWs were a used set I picked up on Ebay, so I took what was offered and made them fit.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By nobbyv

I reminded him and he updated it.

I reminded him and he updated it.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By nobbyv

:y

:y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By nobbyv

They are the same. Same paint code: 996. Just...

They are the same. Same paint code: 996. Just ordered some OEM touch-up paint.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By nobbyv

Hmmm...the car sitting in my garage would...

Hmmm...the car sitting in my garage would disagree with this being the only Hyacinth Red (AKA Cardinal Red) C63S in NA...

http://imgur.com/6MhIQIy.jpg
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-11-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By nobbyv

For the past five years or so, about once a year....

For the past five years or so, about once a year. I get bored with them. Though I think I'll hang onto this one for awhile; while there are some issues with the car overall it's my favorite...
08-10-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By nobbyv

Sorry, I missed you were in Canada.

Sorry, I missed you were in Canada.
08-09-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By nobbyv

TPMS is direct (uses sensors in the wheels).

TPMS is direct (uses sensors in the wheels).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By nobbyv

FWIW, I got 25% off MSRP on a leftover 2016, but...

FWIW, I got 25% off MSRP on a leftover 2016, but that was going on an almost TWO year old model at that point.
08-04-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,337
Posted By nobbyv

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/669082-aer...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/669082-aerowerkz-integrated-dashcam-installation-review.html
08-04-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By nobbyv

The "radio" itself? Or the sound system? Either...

The "radio" itself? Or the sound system? Either way, haven't heard of an update. GENERALLY, you can't just show up and ask them to update the FW; you have to make a specific complaint that the update...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-01-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By nobbyv

I agree as well: this car has VERY aggressive...

I agree as well: this car has VERY aggressive throttle tip-in and response when in S+. I find it FAR more responsive than my W204 C63 or my C7 Audi S6.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-28-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By nobbyv

Check AutoTrader: there are at least 4 new 2016...

Check AutoTrader: there are at least 4 new 2016 C63s left that I'm confident you could get for $60k. I paid $65k for a C63 S back in April. Might require a flight out ort having it shipped, but you...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-27-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,548
Posted By nobbyv

07-25-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By nobbyv

You're right, I misunderstood his post and...

You're right, I misunderstood his post and thought he HAD the Burmester.
07-24-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By nobbyv

You just did the one "subbass" speaker? What...

You just did the one "subbass" speaker? What about the driver's side?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-24-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,548
Posted By nobbyv

I got the integrated one from AerowerkZ. Replaces...

I got the integrated one from AerowerkZ. Replaces a trim piece around the rearview mirror (front only, obviously. I REALLY don't like to see wires and other clearly aftermarket stuff, so for me the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By nobbyv

You'll be forgiven for not sitting through all...

You'll be forgiven for not sitting through all ~17 minutes of that (I threw my headphones on and had it running in the background while I did some paperwork), but he does have representation. I think...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By nobbyv

The YouTube user that posted that video posted...

The YouTube user that posted that video posted here a week ago or so announcing the arrival of his car: https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/673124-i-m-new-2018-amg-c63-s-coupe-matte-grey.html
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,225
Posted By nobbyv

Yikes...seems like OP's experience isn't going as...

Yikes...seems like OP's experience isn't going as well as hoped. Maybe he'll reply.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l1Pb1-aPTk&feature=youtu.be
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By nobbyv

So if you swap your wheels and a turbo lets go,...

So if you swap your wheels and a turbo lets go, you're on your own? I find it very difficult to believe that any dealer would attempt to take a stand like that, especially in the face of...
07-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By nobbyv

Removing Trim In Front of Sunglass Holder

Hope this haven't come up before, but I wasn't sure what to call it so a search was unsuccessful.

There's a plastic trim piece in front of the sunglass holder that surrounds the sunroof switch...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-06-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By nobbyv

I got 25% off on a leftover new '16 C63S back in...

I got 25% off on a leftover new '16 C63S back in April. I'd start there.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-23-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By nobbyv

That's my whole point: I agree that this service...

That's my whole point: I agree that this service SHOULD be done for ALL W205 C63s. But for whatever reason, the 2015/2016 documentation does NOT mention this service for the E-diff.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-23-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By nobbyv

That'd be a big jug!

That'd be a big jug!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-23-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By nobbyv

I posted it above. Look up. It's a snapshot...

I posted it above. Look up. It's a snapshot directly from the Service Schedule on the MB web site for 2016.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By nobbyv

OK, but again: for your car, a 2016 S, according...

OK, but again: for your car, a 2016 S, according to the published MB Service Schedule, it is NOT required. I just want to be clear on this point.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By nobbyv

Too bad, here in the States even Wal-Mart carries...

Too bad, here in the States even Wal-Mart carries it, often with rebates so the 5 quart jug is only $12 USD.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By nobbyv

One rotor for my W204 C63 w/ the AMG Performance...

One rotor for my W204 C63 w/ the AMG Performance package was $1250 from the dealer. Worse than that?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By nobbyv

FWIW, I did find this list someone put together....

FWIW, I did find this list someone put together. It lists five oils commonly available in the US that meet MB spec 229.5, BUT, only one of them appears to be approved for use in "AMG engines": Mobil1...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By nobbyv

I misunderstood; I thought I'd read posts about...

I misunderstood; I thought I'd read posts about people getting all four replaced even WITHOUT the wheel/tire service.

Either way, moot point for me: I thought the nail was close to the sidewall,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By nobbyv

Ummm...kind of. That is what I thought,...

Ummm...kind of.

That is what I thought, too, and even did the service on my '16 S. But I just went and looked up the service schedule for my car, and the 2016 service schedule specifically states...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-20-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By nobbyv

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/557772-c63...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/557772-c63-c63s-differences.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-20-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By nobbyv

Pilot Super Sport Replacement

I saw a few threads that mentioned people getting MB to pay for at least part of a new set of tires after getting one flat in a PSS due to them being discontinued. I just picked up a nail in my rear...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-20-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,286
Posted By nobbyv

I hadn't heard about any differences in the...

I hadn't heard about any differences in the turbos. If they had different turbos, I'd think they'd get a new engine number, but both are listed as the M177. I'd guess the only difference is the tune,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-20-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By nobbyv

No.

No.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-20-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By nobbyv

I'd say that's highly dependent on the individual...

I'd say that's highly dependent on the individual car, how it's driven etc. I would not just assume that because your car didn't require any additional oil, no one else's should.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-16-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By nobbyv

Exactly the same here! REALLY wanted Brilliant...

Exactly the same here! REALLY wanted Brilliant Blue, but couldn't pass up 26% off on a Cardinal Red.

OP, great job!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-16-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By nobbyv

Throwing this out there: if you're interested in...

Throwing this out there: if you're interested in a slightly cheaper option (besides pressure washer plus cannon), I bought this thing four years ago and have been quite happy with it. Obviously, you...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-12-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By nobbyv

My '16 crackles, bangs and pops just fine. And...

My '16 crackles, bangs and pops just fine. And tastes great with milk.
06-09-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By nobbyv

I'll take one for $53. Do you take PayPal?

I'll take one for $53. Do you take PayPal?
06-09-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By nobbyv

I bought the OEM winter mats, but these look like...

I bought the OEM winter mats, but these look like they cover WAY more of the carpet. And I love the back 1-piece mat; my son's car seat is center mounted in the back and the carpet over the...
06-09-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By nobbyv

Mine showed up yesterday. I was skeptical plywood...

Mine showed up yesterday. I was skeptical plywood would be strong enough to use as a spacer, but OP guaranteed me they'd work. Just need to find my Black & Decker so I can drill the lug holes.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By nobbyv

I'd say before you spend the $$$ on a new wheel...

I'd say before you spend the $$$ on a new wheel or wrap, try cleaning it with a proper Alcantara cleaner. I like the Sonax stuff. Dip a sponge in a bucket of warm water with a drop or two of...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By nobbyv

Sure did! :naughty: OP: there aren't too...

Sure did! :naughty:

OP: there aren't too many new 2016s left (AutoTrader says 6 in the US, though not all dealers seem to post their inventory), but if you can find one that you like the specs on,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By nobbyv

Use this one: ...

Use this one:
http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Super-Strength-Molding-Tape?N=5002385+8709313+8710693+8711413+8716717+8744187+3293241071&rt=rud

There are a few different...
06-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,645
Posted By nobbyv

Mind sharing how to access them on the W205?

Mind sharing how to access them on the W205?
06-06-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By nobbyv

AerowerkZ Integrated Dashcam Installation and Review

Picked this up a few weeks ago and finally got the chance to install it this past weekend. Thought I'd post some thoughts from the install.

The AerowerkZ unit has a slightly different gloss to the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-06-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By nobbyv

I only missed a few. :)

I only missed a few. :)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-06-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,217
Posted By nobbyv

I know I'll go that way eventually, but my cheap...

I know I'll go that way eventually, but my cheap side says I should at least try to get 10k out of the stock pads...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By nobbyv

Mustang GT350R is the only current production car...

Mustang GT350R is the only current production car I can think of with a flat plane crank.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By nobbyv

Yep, that was me! Took awhile, but found a guy...

Yep, that was me! Took awhile, but found a guy down on Long Island that wanted it. It went to it's new home a few weeks ago.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,217
Posted By nobbyv

I didn't go quite as crazy as you (and I mean...

I didn't go quite as crazy as you (and I mean that as a complement!), but I also pulled each wheel off today to try and treat them to more easily shed brake dust. I cleaned them thoroughly, then...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By nobbyv

Thanks! I'm in Derry, how about you?

Thanks! I'm in Derry, how about you?
06-03-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By nobbyv

Yes....but not of that, unfortunately! It's...

Yes....but not of that, unfortunately!

It's really not that tough: remove the door panel and sit down on a blanket or towel so you don't scratch the panel with the panel in your lap. Start at the...
06-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By nobbyv

Never mind, got it. Really just need a...

Never mind, got it. Really just need a screwdriver and to pull from the front as you pry the tangs out of the way.
06-03-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By nobbyv

Remove Door Accent Trim - Yes, I Have My Door Panel Off

Want to add some sound deadening to the backside of the trim around the Burmester midranges. I pulled the door panel (took three minutes), but the trim itself seems to be held in by 10 of these clips...
06-02-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,342
Posted By nobbyv

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/500x300/80-well_that_escalated_quickly_quick_meme_com_19310781_7823339eb9ed1c548a94ed5a60ad726f58f17756.png
06-02-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By nobbyv

I happened to think of this while I was waiting...

I happened to think of this while I was waiting at a light today, so I tried it. To answer your questions:
1) Yes, mine does it too
2) No, I don't think it will be covered under warranty. That...
06-01-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By nobbyv

MB and Audi both really like to use a similar...

MB and Audi both really like to use a similar "design language" throughout their range...
06-01-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By nobbyv

FWIW, my new iPhone 7 paired via Bluetooth...

FWIW, my new iPhone 7 paired via Bluetooth without any issues. Didn't even have to "delete" my old iPhone 6.
06-01-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 118,836
Posted By nobbyv

This is great info. I downloaded a test tone...

This is great info. I downloaded a test tone generator app and plan to spend some time this weekend testing each speaker corner to see if I am hearing any resonances or vibrations. I bought a piece...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-01-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,139
Posted By nobbyv

Please feel free to share any more pics/details!

Please feel free to share any more pics/details!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,139
Posted By nobbyv

Amazing work. Just curious if you knew: when the...

Amazing work. Just curious if you knew: when the tech was first working on tacking up all the small pieces of MDF (the particle board wood), did he just use a hot-melt glue gun? I was trying to think...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,217
Posted By nobbyv

For the fronts, they seem to show two options:...

For the fronts, they seem to show two options: the R-4 for $389 or the R4-S for $299. Does anyone know the difference?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,799
Posted By nobbyv

I know it can be a pain to make a dealer...

I know it can be a pain to make a dealer appointment for something that should be a simple fix on your own, but why not bring it in? I too had some creaking coming from the cowl area that they fixed...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By nobbyv

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/650872-spa...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/650872-spacers-sedan-s.html
05-31-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By nobbyv

Yep, I had a fun one in my W204 C63 where Apple...

Yep, I had a fun one in my W204 C63 where Apple installed an "update", and suddenly, when trying to answer a call via Bluetooth, it would mute the microphone for 7-8 seconds. If anyone calling didn't...
05-31-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 118,836
Posted By nobbyv

Didn't mean to beat anyone over the head with a...

Didn't mean to beat anyone over the head with a bunch of technical terminology; I'm a BSEE with strep throat who has been banned from the office until I'm non-contagious. Unfortunately, I also have a...
05-31-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 118,836
Posted By nobbyv

Just FYI: there is indeed a relationship between...

Just FYI: there is indeed a relationship between impedance and frequency for any particular driver/speaker. When a driver/speaker has an impedance printed on it (or has one spec'd), that's a...
05-31-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 118,836
Posted By nobbyv

janusgrimnitz (if you're still around): can you...

janusgrimnitz (if you're still around): can you share of few more details about your system? It looks like you're using the Morel Virtus 603 component set, correct? I am interested in that, as it...
05-30-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,337
Posted By nobbyv

I got mine last weekend, but came down with strep...

I got mine last weekend, but came down with strep throat so didn't get the chance to install it yet. I may give it a shot tomorrow night, otherwise this weekend for sure.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-24-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By nobbyv

Those should work, as long as they get the...

Those should work, as long as they get the offsets right.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-24-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By nobbyv

With those widths, none that I've found. If you...

With those widths, none that I've found. If you don't mind staying closer to the stock widths, AND you don't mind running spacers in the front, TSW makes black wheels that are fairly cheap: you can...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-23-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By nobbyv

As someone who has made a half dozen or so boxes...

As someone who has made a half dozen or so boxes over the years, I just wanted to say: be prepared for the smell!
05-19-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,337
Posted By nobbyv

Does it record audio?

Does it record audio?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-19-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

That's a good deal, actually.

That's a good deal, actually.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-17-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By nobbyv

My 21MPG is done in Sport 90% of the time, Sport+...

My 21MPG is done in Sport 90% of the time, Sport+ the other 10%. Comfort is for wimps. :D
05-17-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,346
Posted By nobbyv

I might give this thing a shot; need to measure...

I might give this thing a shot; need to measure under the seats to see if it'll clear, but it's only 3" high:...
05-17-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,346
Posted By nobbyv

Thanks Mike, I actually bought one of these for...

Thanks Mike, I actually bought one of these for my Volkswagen Golf R, but ended up returning it because it took up too much space in the hatch. In a sedan I think it might be better, especially if I...
05-17-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,346
Posted By nobbyv

Anyone have any pics of their subs? I'd like to...

Anyone have any pics of their subs? I'd like to get a bit more bass extension, but don't want to compromise trunk space. (Mike, I've seen yours from your excellent write-up).
05-17-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By nobbyv

No, MB makes a number of different bolts that...

No, MB makes a number of different bolts that require different locks to remove. So the chances of these matching yours are slim.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-17-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By nobbyv

I'm at about 21MPG. My commute is 22 miles, 95%...

I'm at about 21MPG. My commute is 22 miles, 95% highway.
05-15-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By nobbyv

I'm seeing conflicting info on this: this R&T...

I'm seeing conflicting info on this: this R&T review specifically mentions a touchscreen:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a28397/2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-first-drive/



And...
05-15-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,003
Posted By nobbyv

I bought these last year, and they worked 100%...

I bought these last year, and they worked 100% out of the box w/ my W204:...
05-15-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By nobbyv

Not in the C-class, it doesn't. The E-class has...

Not in the C-class, it doesn't. The E-class has one.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-15-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,799
Posted By nobbyv

Yes, haven't heard it again since bringing it in...

Yes, haven't heard it again since bringing it in for service.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-14-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By nobbyv

PSA: Forged Cross Spoke Lug Covers

This may be obvious to some of you, but it wasn't to me so I thought I'd mention it: when re-installing the round metal cover that goes over the lug bolts on the cross spoke wheels, you need to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-14-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By nobbyv

Careful using this thing; the plastic is kind of...

Careful using this thing; the plastic is kind of soft and the nut on mine just rounded off. $45 for a new one. :smash:
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By nobbyv

You're right, like my W204 C63; it has connected...

You're right, like my W204 C63; it has connected exhaust tips, but there's 3/8" all around the surrounding fascia to allow them to "move".
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By nobbyv

Honestly, other than the new Audi Q5, which we...

Honestly, other than the new Audi Q5, which we have on order for my wife, I hadn't actually noticed it. So when I said I "searched", I meant this site, as I assumed it was still pretty unique to the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By nobbyv

What's the Deal w/ The Exhaust Tips?

I'm sure this has been covered, but I searched and couldn't find anything, so pardon the noob question: what is up with the "pseudo" exhaust tips? Why do the mufflers actually "exhaust" several...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By nobbyv

There was actually a TSB for my '11 S4. Got new...

There was actually a TSB for my '11 S4. Got new pads, machined rotors and I think some newly-design retaining clips out of it. But then had the same issue on my '13 S6, and was told "it's normal".
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-10-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By nobbyv

I have a brand new set of the OEM locks available...

I have a brand new set of the OEM locks available for sale for $65/shipped.

https://mbworld.org/forums/wheels-tires/664453-fs-new-oem-mercedes-wheel-locks.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-09-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,432
Posted By nobbyv

http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/vin_check

http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/vin_check
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

I go by my owner's manual. It says to change it,...

I go by my owner's manual. It says to change it, so I changed it.
05-09-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By nobbyv

Bump

Bump
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-08-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,077
Posted By nobbyv

Perfect, thanks. :y

Perfect, thanks. :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-08-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,077
Posted By nobbyv

Can anyone tell me what length lug bolts you used...

Can anyone tell me what length lug bolts you used with 15mm spacers? I know the bolts are M14 x1.5, and I *think* the factory length is 27mm, so I'm guessing 42mm, but if someone could confirm I'd...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-08-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By nobbyv

I had a '13 S6, and it was a GREAT car. I ended...

I had a '13 S6, and it was a GREAT car. I ended up selling at after it got hit by a tractor trailer tire tread doing 80MPH on the highway. Never seemed the same after that. But still miss that car.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-08-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By nobbyv

There's a manual bypass using the actual metal...

There's a manual bypass using the actual metal key inside the fob.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-08-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By nobbyv

Also have a garage in my house. No lift, and no...

Also have a garage in my house. No lift, and no dating going on.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-07-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By nobbyv

Personally, I wouldn't attempt going anywhere in...

Personally, I wouldn't attempt going anywhere in ANY snow on all seasons with this car. My W204 C63 was barely manageable WITH snows. Suspect the W205 will be about the same.
05-07-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By nobbyv

PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By nobbyv

My son's 4, so he's front facing, which I know is...

My son's 4, so he's front facing, which I know is completely different. Rear facing takes up SO much room, but your wife isn't too tall so you may have a shot. Definitely try a test fit, I think...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-07-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By nobbyv

A number of people are doing that. It's...

A number of people are doing that. It's definitely possible; any competent tire shop can swap tires (or the MB dealer). My $0.02 is every time they swap tires, it increases the risk scratches.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-07-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Posted By nobbyv

That's the key: open up your search to...

That's the key: open up your search to country-wide. You're kind of centrally located in TX, so shipping a car shouldn't run more than $1k from anywhere. Or do like I did: fly out and drive the new...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-06-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By nobbyv

I think the sensors tend to vary a bit more than...

I think the sensors tend to vary a bit more than a good, calibrated digital gauge (note: a service station gauge is NOT a good gauge).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-05-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Posted By nobbyv

I got 26% off on my leftover '16 last month.

I got 26% off on my leftover '16 last month.
05-05-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By nobbyv

I'm in southern NH, work in northern MA. US.

I'm in southern NH, work in northern MA. US.
05-05-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By nobbyv

FS: 2012 P31 C63 AMG Sedan Mars Red

https://mbworld.org/forums/mercedes-vehicles/665042-fs-mars-red-p31-c63-amg-sedan-481hp.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-05-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,091
Posted By nobbyv

Thanks for the demo; I haven't used it since I...

Thanks for the demo; I haven't used it since I bought the car (haven't actually needed to), but good to know how to activate it!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-04-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By nobbyv

Those TSW Interlagos wheels I posted will work....

Those TSW Interlagos wheels I posted will work. You can get them at Discount Tire Direct. You will need spacers for the fronts, which isn't ideal, but they'll work. I think a set is about $1100.
05-03-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By nobbyv

FS: Mars Red P31 C63 AMG Sedan 481HP!

My family is growing, and I am looking to get into something a bit bigger, so I reluctantly am selling my 2012 C63 AMG.

The car has just under 53k miles. It has the VERY rare Mars Red (also called...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-02-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By nobbyv

I actually like the polished; my car's Cardinal...

I actually like the polished; my car's Cardinal Red too, and I think the polished wheels really set off the red. I actually will have the set I bought refinished. For the $500 I paid, they look OK,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-02-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By nobbyv

I just picked up a used set of Interlagos with...

I just picked up a used set of Interlagos with those same specs to use as a winter setup. I figured they'd fit (with a spacer on the front), but good to have someone confirm! I like the looks of...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By nobbyv

If you're looking at a C63 S, you must get 19's....

If you're looking at a C63 S, you must get 19's. 18's won't clear the brake calipers. As far as ride quality: I haven't driven a W205 on 18's (though I had both 18's and 19's on my W204), but I don't...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 35,504
Posted By nobbyv

Follow the link in post #28 above. It's all...

Follow the link in post #28 above. It's all explained:

"The Fix 82 converts the powered speaker level signal back down to low voltage (line level). It digitizes the signal, removes the factory...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,799
Posted By nobbyv

FWIW, my car was at the dealer yesterday for this...

FWIW, my car was at the dealer yesterday for this issue and a separate issue (Keyless Go not locking the doors by touching). The tech verified the creak, and attempted the strut mount/spring cap lube...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-29-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 35,504
Posted By nobbyv

Were you drinking yesterday?

Were you drinking yesterday?
04-28-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By nobbyv

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/749x999/80-s_l1600_ac0055f2fab6a78336c3a1aa0fcefcbb41d715e2.jpg
04-28-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By nobbyv

FS: New OEM Mercedes Wheel Locks

New in the box, OEM wheel locks (part # B66470155). Protect your expensive wheels from theft! Cost $150 from the dealer, get these for a fraction of the price! $65/shipped. PayPal accepted.

...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-28-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By nobbyv

A new ECU is going to be in the multiple...

A new ECU is going to be in the multiple thousands of dollars.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

Guys, it's your money. Do what you want. But I...

Guys, it's your money. Do what you want. But I can assure you, there was no "cutting corners" when I swapped the diff oil. :rolleyes:



In my experience, NO dealers proactively apply technical...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

ALL services are required. This one's no...

ALL services are required. This one's no different. I guess I'd put it this way: would you trust an indie shop to do an oil change on an engine that's likely $10-15k? It's an oil change. It has a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

I understand what you're saying, and it's a good...

I understand what you're saying, and it's a good point. My opinion is that dealerships often mention this kind of scenario to "scare" you into using their service departments, as it's generally their...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,987
Posted By nobbyv

No worries! To answer your question (going off...

No worries! To answer your question (going off memory): if you have P30, any of the OEM rotors for the W204 C63 will fit your brakes. The original rotors are likely the "1.5" piece, meaning there's a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,987
Posted By nobbyv

There's no P30 package for the W205. I just...

There's no P30 package for the W205. I just checked my build sheet. I think you're in the wrong forum; you're talking about your '13, right?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-26-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,187
Posted By nobbyv

I was going to do a full DIY write-up on this,...

I was going to do a full DIY write-up on this, but it was so easy I didn't bother taking pics so I'll just post it here.

You will need:
1) (2) screw plugs part #001-990-23-17. I found these...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-26-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By nobbyv

I haven't tried it, but that's a LOT of extra...

I haven't tried it, but that's a LOT of extra poke...I'd be surprised if it works. Maybe get a pair of 18mm spacers cheap off Ebay just to try it on your original wheels? These are $42/shipped:...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-26-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 368,832
Posted By nobbyv

Yup, the oil and plugs just got delivered today....

Yup, the oil and plugs just got delivered today. Going to DIY it this week and do a quick write-up. :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-26-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 368,832
Posted By nobbyv

Figured I'd stick my W205 intro post here (though...

Figured I'd stick my W205 intro post here (though I've been posting in this forum for a month or so). I had the itch for something new. I like my W204 C63 quite a bit, but it was beginning to look a...
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