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12-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,643
Posted By jptaylor

great looking car(kinda partial to the white...

great looking car(kinda partial to the white myself)....but good luck getting traction with the drag radials. I ran a set of 285 M/T Street Comps(brand new and prepped) on mine for a while a few...
12-10-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By jptaylor

They look great!!!! Got a couple of questques...

They look great!!!! Got a couple of questques though...I see you made a bracket for the Hi Lens, could you not have mounted the Hi Lens in the OEM hi beam by trimming it down to very little bowl and...
12-06-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By jptaylor

​​​​​​ Yup, there is just NO traction when the...

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Yup, there is just NO traction when the ESP is in OFF. Sport allows me to play hard and throw it around a bit but OFF will throw you down a ravine and delete all your stored wifi passwords...
12-06-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By jptaylor

I run in Sport most of the time....how in the...

I run in Sport most of the time....how in the HELL do you guys drive in OFF most of the time? If I go to OFF mine is an action murderer.
12-06-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By jptaylor

When you press the ESP button do you get a...

When you press the ESP button do you get a message in the speedo display? you should get the message "ESP-Sport"...long press and hold you get "ESP-Off"...short press again and you should read...
12-03-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By jptaylor

ive got double those miles on mine, and its also...

ive got double those miles on mine, and its also my daily still. Why buy it if not going to drive it???
11-14-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By jptaylor

Ultimately the answer is that it cannot be done...

Ultimately the answer is that it cannot be done with 12v work and knowledge UNLESS the FL and PFL vehicles were identically equipped, and i mean IDENTICALLY. Even then you will have some...
11-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By jptaylor

If you can hand press then it is shot and you...

If you can hand press then it is shot and you must replace....you need a pulley puller/press to remove reinstall. Easiest to remove the fan aseemass(5min job) and then you have PLEMTY of room to...
10-02-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By jptaylor

I didn't even see where yours was a FL...

I didn't even see where yours was a FL Mort.....that kinda shoots that whole thing in the ass
10-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By jptaylor

Thats what i was thinking exactly Mort.....I have...

Thats what i was thinking exactly Mort.....I have asked him to clarify about the casting number as he does NOT say anything about the p30 variants, only the p31 engines(trying to tie the p30 in was...
10-02-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By jptaylor

You ask "P31 or not?"----Definitive answer finally???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et7V-ZzupTk&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=DLQbHnUp3lugYjzg%3A6

Well leave it to Ol' Tasos to throw a little more m156 guru magic at us with his latest video....at the...
10-02-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By jptaylor

Not much on making friends or a positive rep for...

Not much on making friends or a positive rep for yourself right off the bat with post #3 being 100% sarcastic.....God I love helpful people!!!!
09-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,701
Posted By jptaylor

Subbed

Subbed
09-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 54,250
Posted By jptaylor

Well since we all LOVE oil threads I figured I'd...

Well since we all LOVE oil threads I figured I'd add some fuel to the fire ....I ran 15w50 for about 3 oil changes and saw no ill affects from it, and YES, the mobil 15w50 is 229.5 approved. Prior to...
09-26-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By jptaylor

There is no serviceable fuel filter on our cars,...

There is no serviceable fuel filter on our cars, the pump has an inlet sock and also an integral filter that is injection molded inside the fuel pump housing as it is being made. Tasos did a video...
09-20-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By jptaylor

There is a diy on here....

There is a diy on here....
09-06-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By jptaylor

430wheel bone stock and 485wheel with tune....I...

430wheel bone stock and 485wheel with tune....I bought the wrong damn car!!!! Normal bolt on mods and Dyno tune and I'm proud as hell of my 408wheel....and mine IS a genuine P30 car
09-02-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By jptaylor

I wasn't aware of any units that had been PROVEN...

I wasn't aware of any units that had been PROVEN to counteract DragonEye....

....I run Passport 9500ci with dual scanners and laser jammers and am more than satisfied.
08-30-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jptaylor

It is underneath the thermostat housing in the...

It is underneath the thermostat housing in the dead center of the front of the engine...the temp guage will still work fine, it is the temp sensor for the fan signal sense.....remove the front...
08-30-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By jptaylor

Yeah that is actually pretty scary for a shop to...

Yeah that is actually pretty scary for a shop to say....it is literally a 10min job and there are WIS step by step directions literally all over the internet....also, the intake manifold bolts are...
08-30-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jptaylor

it was the coolant temp sensor being unplugged or...

it was the coolant temp sensor being unplugged or not seated fully....I posted my same issue with it after I did headboltsheadbolts....when it gets no temp signal it defaults to hi speed fan to...
08-28-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By jptaylor

Jim, if by chance you guys are in the same place...

Jim, if by chance you guys are in the same place at the same time he'll be easy to spot.... he'll be the one on foot
08-28-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By jptaylor

Ok, most of you guys are nucking futs....There is...

Ok, most of you guys are nucking futs....There is VERY little logical possiblity of the dealer's hydrolocked diagnosis being accurate. It takes about 15min to have the valve covers off so you can...
08-28-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

I second the scope...there is no need in delvijg...

I second the scope...there is no need in delvijg further if your pistons have holes punched in them or you can clearly see where the valves made contact. If you are good to go after scoping I would...
08-22-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By jptaylor

That actually sounds like it may be about right...

That actually sounds like it may be about right as when I checked on a replacement engine when a head bolt went I was told by the MB dealership in Dothan, AL that if I wanted them to just order me an...
08-21-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By jptaylor

Damn you Jim!!!!!

Damn you Jim!!!!!
08-21-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By jptaylor

Are you being serious right now??? You revive a...

Are you being serious right now??? You revive a 9yo post simply to give your input on why bad mechanics do bad things and then go on to bring in their supervision issues and toolbox image????? How in...
08-17-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

I have just made the decision that I'm changing...

I have just made the decision that I'm changing the professional statement on my LinkedIn page to "My face smells like Alice".....That **** was AWESOME!!!
08-15-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

All jokes aside one of my best professional...

All jokes aside one of my best professional friends is a very well respected prosecutor. We are at a conference in Atlanta and an unknown colleague walks up and literally screams out "Oh my God,...
08-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

I TOTALLY support single moms!!!!

I TOTALLY support single moms!!!!
08-15-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

VERY closely resembles the phenomena when...

VERY closely resembles the phenomena when unicorns and clowns orgasm simultaneously.....it really is quite magical
08-15-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

man that is cRaZy!!!!! there are stations here...

man that is cRaZy!!!!! there are stations here that sell everything from 87 to 104 and as far as emissions are concerned i could literally run on baby seal blood and stripper glitter and no one...
08-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

may be geographical then as my car is never cool...

may be geographical then as my car is never cool when i get to the dyno....the nearest one to me that i use is 170mi so when i get there the fluids are already plenty hot, loose and all "fluidy". ...
08-15-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By jptaylor

...and in reference to this above(no flame...

...and in reference to this above(no flame Skratch)

i run the aFe pro dry filters with charcoal removed like most everyone else
....BUT....
when BIP was tuning my car on the dyno previously the...
08-11-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,383
Posted By jptaylor

Thank you much...I'll post pics here when I scope...

Thank you much...I'll post pics here when I scope mine this afternoon (changing plugs today anyway)

As for cleaning I have always used the seafoam method where you sip from the can with the brake...
08-11-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,383
Posted By jptaylor

Damn it Skratch, now I've got to go scope...

Damn it Skratch, now I've got to go scope mine!!!!
which route are you taking to scope it, spark plug?
08-09-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,383
Posted By jptaylor

All things considered good catch though....I...

All things considered good catch though....I posted pics of the inside of my intake years ago on here showing how FULL of oil and sludge it was....but others post pics of spotless runners
08-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,603
Posted By jptaylor

As I said before I gave up...it was not possible...

As I said before I gave up...it was not possible to have the Comand system retain the AMG logo after the first key cycle. Not only does it revert to the MB logo but it also purges the AMG logo...
08-09-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By jptaylor

Ok, so my memory is fuzzy about the results but I...

Ok, so my memory is fuzzy about the results but I am 100% sure that Tasos addressed the differences in all the upgrade parts in one of his videos. Seems like he had a standard 156 and an SLS 156...
08-03-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By jptaylor

Its not that hard to find this information,...

Its not that hard to find this information, Google is actually a pretty useful tool. There were MULTIPLE automotive programs and magazines not only reporting on the specs of the new Performance Plus...
08-02-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By jptaylor

ACTUALLY, thats not entirely true....the 487hp...

ACTUALLY, thats not entirely true....the 487hp package began in October of 2009 and the PP was not for Performance Package but stood for Performance Plus. Thing is it was ONLY available in European...
08-01-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By jptaylor

not a flame but this still kills me....i know...

not a flame but this still kills me....i know that not everyone is willing to undertake it but its NOT that hard of a job and can be done for around $600 INCLUDING buying the specialty tools
07-30-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,985
Posted By jptaylor

What part of Georgia?

What part of Georgia?
07-29-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,985
Posted By jptaylor

Why would I? Do people still give thumbs up...

Why would I?
Do people still give thumbs up anymore?
If so are passenger or sports car drivers still allowed to do it?
Are you required to be a smartass when you throw up Ole Thumby or does it...
07-28-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,985
Posted By jptaylor

As far as this went it was infinitely function...

As far as this went it was infinitely function over form....I have a genuine NEED for as much forward light as possible due to my location in the STICKS and also the time I go to my office every...
07-27-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,985
Posted By jptaylor

I'll get you a day time pic tomorrow, and molding...

I'll get you a day time pic tomorrow, and molding for grill/grating/expanded metal is always easy-vacuum hose or fuel line cut down one side and 45° mitered in the corners like a picture frame
07-27-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,985
Posted By jptaylor

I'm at my place in Panama City right now so I...

I'm at my place in Panama City right now so I cant take you any pics of the brackets I used(have some spares in my shop) but they are just standard 90° shelving style brackets you can get at any...
07-02-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,189
Posted By jptaylor

i have been through mine top to bottom and it is...

i have been through mine top to bottom and it is awesome. I am sending my first screen back for the company to inspect today, not that i had any issues with it but i did lots of logging and testing...
06-19-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By jptaylor

KEEP THE FACTORY RESONATOR!!!!!(thats where the...

KEEP THE FACTORY RESONATOR!!!!!(thats where the m156 gets its AMG "bark" from)

Secondary cat delete and factory muffler delete........sounds like perfection to me
...
06-19-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By jptaylor

that sounds like a promo spot for Solo-X there my...

that sounds like a promo spot for Solo-X there my Friend!!!!

and if youve ever heard one of Solo-X's j-pipe setups youd understand, they are freaking tantric
06-19-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By jptaylor

when my headbolt went at 180k and i opened it up...

when my headbolt went at 180k and i opened it up for the 1st time my lifters/lobes looked far better than the ones posted above and that was with 100k more miles on them.....these engines need the...
06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By jptaylor

9x out of 10 if you do have wear on the cams it...

9x out of 10 if you do have wear on the cams it will be on the upper cam...the lower cams on each side pretty much live in an oil bath due to pooling but the upper ones arent oiled nearly as...
06-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,189
Posted By jptaylor

sorry guys i have been beyond wrapped up... ...

sorry guys i have been beyond wrapped up...

yes, i got the unit....the shipping from China went out on a Friday and i received on a Monday, as in 3 days so i was VERY VERY VERY impressed with...
06-19-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,652
Posted By jptaylor

push is not available for our cars....it is a...

push is not available for our cars....it is a function that can fwd text messages and other info directly into your cluster display(center of speedometer)....

Mid City Engineering broke into the...
06-19-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,652
Posted By jptaylor

when the scan finishes you should have to press...

when the scan finishes you should have to press OK...then you should get a screen that tells you the number of faults...at the bottom press SHOW FAULTS....once it changes pages you can select...
06-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,649
Posted By jptaylor

ok, since you guys brought up the concealed carry...

ok, since you guys brought up the concealed carry issue i am perplexed by what you are saying.....I am in the Criminal Justice field(executive branch) and even though where i practice is in Georgia...
05-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,189
Posted By jptaylor

the one i ordered was through www.carlife-mall.net

the one i ordered was through www.carlife-mall.net
05-21-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,189
Posted By jptaylor

so, i have the new version ordered and shipping...

so, i have the new version ordered and shipping out asap....should have in hand by the end of May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ8fJpocPo8
05-06-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

Not sure why YouTube isn't direct linking from my...

Not sure why YouTube isn't direct linking from my phone so if anyone wants to fix the links feel free
05-06-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,189
Posted By jptaylor

Where is everyone getting there's and what...

Where is everyone getting there's and what price/ship time have you been seeing? I can't find a single one that shows delivery before 6/15/18 and that is a LONG time
05-06-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

Taking the lights out is literally a 5min job,...

Taking the lights out is literally a 5min job, several good diy vids on YouTube....as for opening them up they are factory sealed with butyl, NOT Permaseal so they open up super easy....200°f for...
05-05-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

I'll get you some off on video and pics tomorrow...

I'll get you some off on video and pics tomorrow and I have a few pair that I could ship to NZ if you ended up wanting some
04-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

....and to the BEST of my knowledge there is no...

....and to the BEST of my knowledge there is no bolt in aftermarket replacement for the Bixenon headlamps.
04-30-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

My bad.... ...

My bad....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072TXG6N8?th=1&psc=1
04-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/pop/ref=oh_aui_...

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/pop/ref=oh_aui_i_d_old_o4?_encoding=UTF8&gen=canonical&lineItemId=jokkmqhtmrqquny&orderId=111-6540867-1774625&packageId=1&returnSummaryId=&returnUnitIndices=&shipmen...
04-30-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1336x752/1525093273600_a03dad4112ac15f8c87fe30242617f88ac407227.jpg
They are the FL version, only matte black finished with ZERO red...
04-30-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jptaylor

1st things 1st, Damn you and your ability to...

1st things 1st,
Damn you and your ability to own one of the baddest and most beautiful rides on the planet.....i hope you can feel the EXTREME wagon envy right now fella!!!

Ok, now that that's...
04-16-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By jptaylor

Best advice possible....has been the only way I...

Best advice possible....has been the only way I reinstall mine for a pretty good while now
04-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By jptaylor

....i used to like the strips in the retros i did...

....i used to like the strips in the retros i did but in all honesty the color, rightness and UNIFORMITY of the new LED silicone tubes is impossible to beat. I never buy the switchbacks though as...
04-05-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By jptaylor

That would be an even better solution as the...

That would be an even better solution as the radio display would match the cluster....
04-05-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By jptaylor

Actually.......YES, there is a way. The color is...

Actually.......YES, there is a way. The color is not in the coding or software of the cluster unit but in the actual display itself. I am almost 100% sure on this as when i bought my first FL...
04-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,514
Posted By jptaylor

Other than a CLS63 Shooting Brake your car Sir is...

Other than a CLS63 Shooting Brake your car Sir is the one i would kill to own....Calcite White with black interior.....Great Ride!!!
04-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By jptaylor

If you dont need them Jason i dont either as i...

If you dont need them Jason i dont either as i have SEVERAL sets of our lenses just laying around, was just offering to help you out....Tell you what, ill do a before and after on one of these i have...
04-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By jptaylor

If you dont need them Jason i dont either as i...

If you dont need them Jason i dont either as i have SEVERAL sets of our lenses just laying around, was just offering to help you out....Tell you what, ill do a before and after on one of these i have...
04-02-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By jptaylor

Send them to me my Friend...ill do before and...

Send them to me my Friend...ill do before and after
04-02-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By jptaylor

I will say this about the OEM MB lenses....YES,...

I will say this about the OEM MB lenses....YES, they do come with a clear coat of sorts that will start to flake over time, especially at the top of the lens BUT you can polish them back out. I do...
03-14-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By jptaylor

That is NOT factory......

That is NOT factory......
03-06-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

Understood, when you get ready let me know and i...

Understood, when you get ready let me know and i can shoot you a schematic of how to build the dual outfeed relay harness along with what wires need to be tapped either inside the housing or in the...
03-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

ok, you REALLY need to consider running dual...

ok, you REALLY need to consider running dual lo/dual hi setup on your retrofit. ideally all 4 lo beams will be on ALL THE TIME. If you don't set it up like this you will be MISERABLE as soon as you...
02-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By jptaylor

ok, i agree with the 1400hp bs and 240+mph bs and...

ok, i agree with the 1400hp bs and 240+mph bs and 2sec 0-60 bs and all that other crap BUT even still that setup is actually pretty bad ass and if you actually read the original posting(before it was...
02-15-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

I've done dozens of retros into w204s over the...

I've done dozens of retros into w204s over the years but now that the platform is 12yo a lot of that info has just been shuffled away. Good to see people working through it again.
02-14-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

Fwiw.....great work on the brackets. Quad...

Fwiw.....great work on the brackets. Quad projectors are quite a feat even for experienced retrofitters
02-13-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By jptaylor

There is ZERO mechanical sense in rapping on a...

There is ZERO mechanical sense in rapping on a bolt head where you may have bolt stretch involved...who the f*ck are you, Kanye? That can be helpful if you have a bolt head that had gauled or rusted...
02-13-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

You don't need to add anything to seal them back...

You don't need to add anything to seal them back up, just lightly press together, place in oven/use heat gun, install perimeter clips, allow to cool....DONE and water tight!!!
02-10-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,564
Posted By jptaylor

Just popped off builder plate, cleaned...

Just popped off builder plate, cleaned thoroughly, then scuffed with 3M pad and painted....NO CLEAR!!!!! Still looks like the day I painted it......not sure that id go matte though as it'd be hard as...
02-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By jptaylor

then you DO need mufflers of some kind.....and...

then you DO need mufflers of some kind.....and lookie what i found...i even believe that these are basically the same muffs you bought Jim...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVXvHkr-Vs

...
02-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By jptaylor

your stock resonator IS AN H-PIPE......and if you...

your stock resonator IS AN H-PIPE......and if you dont have long tubes you dont need mufflers at all
02-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,085
Posted By jptaylor

I am SOOOO with you Jim :popcorn:

I am SOOOO with you Jim :popcorn:
02-09-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By jptaylor

just for S&G..... ...

just for S&G.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=75&v=VxqENMSkF6k
02-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By jptaylor

So you are now running the same setup as me???...

So you are now running the same setup as me??? 2nd delete, resonator, muffler delete??? i have been running this setup for about 2yrs now and wouldnt run anything else.....PLUS i actually MADE money...
02-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,573
Posted By jptaylor

well it Tasos say it then it may as well be...

well it Tasos say it then it may as well be gospel truth as far as im concerned....i WISH i had known about that pin before I did my headbolts a year ago. When i saw this vid a while back i did the...
02-06-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By jptaylor

Oh ok!!!!!!

Oh ok!!!!!!
02-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

They are NOT e55....that's what I thought prior...

They are NOT e55....that's what I thought prior to opening mine up for the first time years ago...they are e46
02-05-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By jptaylor

....so, why do you have an EXTRA set of...

....so, why do you have an EXTRA set of headlights?????
02-05-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

Gotcha......the clear lens for them is still a...

Gotcha......the clear lens for them is still a ZKW Black Series
02-05-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

ive bought 3 additional sets of our OEM...

ive bought 3 additional sets of our OEM headlights and all of them have had metal projector bowls....i wonder how you got a set of plastic???? (but i do know that they made plastic as i bought a pair...
02-05-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,871
Posted By jptaylor

fyi, the OEM projector is a Bosch/AL "e46" and is...

fyi, the OEM projector is a Bosch/AL "e46" and is not THAT great to begin with...the clear lens WILL make a difference in how your cutoff appears on a wall but will NOT really give you better overall...
01-26-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By jptaylor

All I can say is OMG......

whether you love or hate it you CANNOT discount the Level 11 fabrication involved in this project......I mean my God....I cant wait to see it finished

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTgjWD7a67M
01-26-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By jptaylor

i agree that the shop is horribly reckless and...

i agree that the shop is horribly reckless and irresponsible for NOT making sure the protocol was followed for this particular vehicle and also that you should crucify them legally to the point your...
01-10-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By jptaylor

....even though the others are badass no doubt,...

....even though the others are badass no doubt, that SL65 BS is one of the most brutal cars ever made. I had the fortune to ride in one about 5yrs ago and all i can say is there is nothing like it...
01-02-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By jptaylor

and i had the same issue when the coolant temp...

and i had the same issue when the coolant temp sensor(attached to tstat housing) was left unplugged after head bolt swap....as soon as it started, fan came on and would continue to run after ignition...
12-27-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By jptaylor

Actually no, i dont.....99% of the time i am the...

Actually no, i dont.....99% of the time i am the mechanic who will be diagnosing/working on my vehicles(and others for that matter). But as a long time mechanic i can tell you that there are 2...
12-24-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By jptaylor

ill go here because I've just got to know.... ...

ill go here because I've just got to know....
why even post up this kind of question if you've got warranty and access to a dealer? I mean get it fixed, THEN post up your problem WITH the solution
12-24-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By jptaylor

you kill me.... ....but I do agree about the...

you kill me....

....but I do agree about the enjoy the car part of it. Our engines make ALL KINDS OF ****ED UP noises most of the time..2° change in temp, new noise...storm front moving in, new...
12-24-2017, 01:15 PM
12-24-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By jptaylor

You don't have to do ANY of that to change the...

You don't have to do ANY of that to change the PCV.....it is literally a 10min job
12-20-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By jptaylor

BOOM..... .....and its not difficult to...

BOOM.....


.....and its not difficult to change the pcv with the manifold in place, remove the lower hose while standing on the driver side reaching down the firewall(not through the other...
12-14-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,854
Posted By jptaylor

where in the 8th layer of HELL did that come...

where in the 8th layer of HELL did that come from???
12-12-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By jptaylor

i know that i didnt when i changed mine....if i...

i know that i didnt when i changed mine....if i recall correctly all i had to do was remove 1 T30 torx screw that holds PS reservoir in place, lift and move PS reservoir out of the way and then...
12-11-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By jptaylor

ok ill take a stab since BLKRKT was of zero...

ok ill take a stab since BLKRKT was of zero assistance(Jesus Jim...)

i had a VERY similar sound that i thought was rotational as well, but as it turns out it was coming from one of 2 places(moved...
12-08-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,652
Posted By jptaylor

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/screenshot_20171208_120046_f4853440ebcc6b4ead0844ac413c6daf49482d6b.png

You should choose the 212 shown at the top of the list
12-08-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By jptaylor

:bow: What he said.....

:bow:
What he said.....
12-07-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

I have NEVER soaked lifters prior to installing...

I have NEVER soaked lifters prior to installing them....before I had ever attempted that job I always heard "soak in oil overnight" "soak in oil overnight"....but then I had an old old OLD school...
12-07-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By jptaylor

To the best of my memory YouTube M156 überguru...

To the best of my memory YouTube M156 überguru Tasos Moschatos debunked the "P31 cars have SLS internals" by actually having one of each engine disassembled on his bench and NONE of the part numbers...
12-07-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

....zero compression left due to cylinder wall...

....zero compression left due to cylinder wall scoring, blowby like hell, prolly needs a rebuild by now
:smokin:
12-07-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

Did you change your oil afterwards Jason?!?!?!? ...

Did you change your oil afterwards Jason?!?!?!?
:violent:
12-07-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

But on a lighter note Jason your buckets look...

But on a lighter note Jason your buckets look like mine did, except with 100k mi less....mine were literally mirror polished and yours look about the same....I assume your journals and lobes looked...
12-06-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

<br /><br />how are the outlets "raised a bit"?...

<br /><br />how are the outlets "raised a bit"? I'm not following what's being said I don't guess
12-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

come on Jason, you know an ounce of prevention is...

come on Jason, you know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....

and as any old school engine builder will tell you you should ALWAYS change oil and filter if you open the engine for...
12-06-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

Ok, I have to ask.....WHY is the y-pipe a...

Ok, I have to ask.....WHY is the y-pipe a restriction? And what "stretch" is being referred to?
12-05-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

Seriously? The top end was not only open but with...

Seriously? The top end was not only open but with all of the "additional" effort it was much more vulnerable to contamination....and if done correctly there SHOULD be assembly lube all over every...
12-05-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

Man that is AWESOME....so glad you were able to...

Man that is AWESOME....so glad you were able to get it right, and as AMG3.2 and others will tell you it feels SO good to have done it yourself.....don't forget to change that oil pretty damn quick, I...
12-05-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

B*tch, you slay me......the perfect amount of...

B*tch, you slay me......the perfect amount of sarcasm



.....and the SLS manifold should be a centerfold it's so damn sexy
12-05-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

I broke the exact same fitting while doing mine,...

I broke the exact same fitting while doing mine, but was able to just connect a piece of hose to the broken off plastic nipple with a small hose clamp and all has been good for 40k mi.....
12-04-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

You have GOT to start from scratch....stop trying...

You have GOT to start from scratch....stop trying to make them fit anywhere other than 40° or you are GOING to f*ck up....37 and 41° are NOT 40° and if you spin it over a single time with the timing...
12-04-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

That is SUCH bullsh*t, we ALL know that it adds...

That is SUCH bullsh*t, we ALL know that it adds 10 flywheel hp....I hate when people try to overstate gains in order to "sound cool" on forums
12-04-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

Jesus Harold Christ.....this bull**** is so deep...

Jesus Harold Christ.....this bull**** is so deep it's almost comical. The spacers won't do ****, period. We don't have to say f*ck you, you're wrong....PHYSICS says f*ck you, you're wrong FOR us. ...
12-04-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

Never in any of the research that I did prior did...

Never in any of the research that I did prior did I find any reference to installing the cams and THEN bringing the engine to 40°, you SET the engine at 40° and then install the cams based solely on...
12-04-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

agreed, but what I was saying was when TRYING to...

agreed, but what I was saying was when TRYING to align the tools to install on the cams, not after, so the adjusters are still laying on the table....ie, NOTHING is locked in place at that point, so...
12-04-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

I still FULLY disagree with moving the crank from...

I still FULLY disagree with moving the crank from 40° to get the tool to seat, you are changing the position of the entire timing system....when you wrench the cams you are NOT moving the crank at...
12-04-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

in order to get the tools in place I had to...

in order to get the tools in place I had to rotate the cams manually
12-04-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

because the ONLY constant is the crank position...

because the ONLY constant is the crank position being 40°, the cams WILL rotate when you take them loose initially, so in order for them to be back in the exact right slot you have to "re-spring"...
12-04-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

https://youtu.be/T1k2Oe8EKjE ...

https://youtu.be/T1k2Oe8EKjE

https://youtu.be/pR-sGlCfGz8

these are really good videos, helped me a lot!!!!

but as for the rotating crank to get it to line up I TOTALLY disagree....the...
12-04-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,101
Posted By jptaylor

....I agree that there IS an obstruction with the...

....I agree that there IS an obstruction with the filter hanging in the way causing a hard 90° edge but that does not affect the volume of air ingested, merely the PATH that airflow takes, so...
12-04-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

....also, when you get the engine to 40° the...

....also, when you get the engine to 40° the tools should DROP in place and lay perfectly flat with zero effort, they will literally FALL in place when everything is lined up. If they don't rotate...
12-04-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,020
Posted By jptaylor

....someone correct me if I'm wrong but I thought...

....someone correct me if I'm wrong but I thought I remember the cam adjuster lock screw actually being one of the bolts you just removed during disassembly...that way you were 1 bolt short if you...
11-30-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

Others may have seen different results but with...

Others may have seen different results but with 160k miles on them when I did the job they literally looked mirror polished....like brand new. The lifter faces, every bearing and every journal...
11-29-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!
11-29-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

There is an old adage how it is far better to...

There is an old adage how it is far better to remain silent and let everyone think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and prove them right....People depend on relatively sound advice on these...
11-29-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

Wow, you're a spunky little ***** aren't you?...

Wow, you're a spunky little ***** aren't you? Here's the thing, yes, mfg change things l the time, however, they don't change the pressure holding components in a 60 million dollar engine design if...
11-29-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

Overblown? Consider this, MB revised the bolts,...

Overblown? Consider this, MB revised the bolts, period.....that alone should be more than enough info to realize there IS a problem. What kind of mileage on your 3 pre-2010 M156 engines? Everyone...
11-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

Still lost by your comment....OP was asking about...

Still lost by your comment....OP was asking about the 1 at a time method and the link I posted was where I did my own 1 at a time, 40k miles ago....the only question is the integrity of the head...
11-29-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

Not sure what that means.....

Not sure what that means.....
11-29-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,567
Posted By jptaylor

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/647370-so-...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/647370-so-who-knows-what-lots-white-smoke-exhaust-means.html
11-28-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,854
Posted By jptaylor

if you can't get enough torque with that socket...

if you can't get enough torque with that socket and a 10" pair of channel locks you have got other issues
11-28-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jptaylor

It is an aftermarket wheel made by Edge...

It is an aftermarket wheel made by Edge Designs.....

https://www.specialrims.com/WheelRimsTirePackage.aspx?rimsBrand=Edge&rimsStyle=BM01
11-28-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jptaylor

....actually it looks very OEM for 2000-2005ish...

....actually it looks very OEM for 2000-2005ish Benz, except for the number of bolts....MB did make a wheel that looked identical to that one, except for the number of hoop bolts
11-28-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,854
Posted By jptaylor

i have ALL the right tools and tightening some of...

i have ALL the right tools and tightening some of the lower valve cover bolts is STILL damn near impossible unless you get creative...the best remedy that i have found is to buy a set of 1/2" drive...
11-28-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jptaylor

i dont think it is a genuine MB wheel....to the...

i dont think it is a genuine MB wheel....to the best of my recollection all of the 2pc (2pc look) MB wheels had 4 bolts between the spokes, not 5.......may be an OZ or Ronal wheel with MB center...
11-20-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By jptaylor

My 09 has aux oil cooler with fan in front of...

My 09 has aux oil cooler with fan in front of passenger side wheelwell....
11-17-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By jptaylor

got it figured out!!!!! when i did all the...

got it figured out!!!!!

when i did all the flushing/filling/draining/refilling etc i did it on my rack, my 4 post rack(key factor) and everything was perfect, when just a trickle is still...
11-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By jptaylor

that more closely resembles what i was EXPECTING...

that more closely resembles what i was EXPECTING to deal with, but NOT this slipping feeling...aw HELL naw!!!! but the fact that it ONLY does it at exactly 2K rpm and ONLY does it when in...
11-16-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By jptaylor

yes i took both feed and return line loose...no,...

yes i took both feed and return line loose...no, i didnt use a pump, i started the car and let the trans push out the old fluid with new fluid
and i said 45*C but you are right, it was 80*C

and...
11-16-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By jptaylor

have reset adaptives prolly 5 or 6 times now just...

have reset adaptives prolly 5 or 6 times now just to be safe...yes, topped off using the drain nipple. Im hoping that it may be an air pocket or something with the converter that will self correct,...
11-16-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By jptaylor

How long does it take to return to normal after tranny fluid flush???

Ok, i just read my title and all i can now say is i prolly should have thought that through a LOT more....

anyway, for those of you that have done a complete tranny filter/fluid flush(converter...
11-06-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By jptaylor

....yup Even in some of the original MB...

....yup

Even in some of the original MB service PDFs it stated that you were to BREAK THEM, THEN REPLACE WITH NEW....however, if you study them a little and take your time(10sec) you can reuse...
11-06-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By jptaylor

Same process, but it would take FOREVER!!!! Each...

Same process, but it would take FOREVER!!!! Each one is it's own LED
11-06-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By jptaylor

What symbols?

What symbols?
11-06-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By jptaylor

I changed out the door handle LEDs, ash tray LED...

I changed out the door handle LEDs, ash tray LED and mirror lighting LED years ago.....all of mine are now 5000k white

you already had the OEM LED assemble removed and soldering iron in hand, why...
10-27-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

sounds like a plan my Friend....but let me ask...

sounds like a plan my Friend....but let me ask you this...in the meantime are you driving with just one functioning headlight? also, is it ALL lighting in that assembly or ONLY the projector(ie, do...
10-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

That is VERY interesting, especially considering...

That is VERY interesting, especially considering this same tire completely filled the factory 9" wheel....I may need to measure the wheel width of the rims I received.....
10-27-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

Here you can really see how much more tire SHOULD...

Here you can really see how much more tire SHOULD be on this 9.5" wheel....these tires are brand new 275/35/18s and you can see how much the contact patch has drawn in having to bridge the 9.5" gap...
10-27-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

All you've got to do is send them to me my...

All you've got to do is send them to me my Friend, I'll sort them out and send them back
10-26-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

damn that sucks!!! And I agree with you about...

damn that sucks!!! And I agree with you about keeping 5 in the spare....but I DID actually cut 10 of the new bolts down from 40mm to 32mm as the rear needed no spacer(for those of you wondering the...
10-26-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

....don't let it scare you....by and large all of...

....don't let it scare you....by and large all of the "important" stuff is good ol'12v....but I believe that some of the diagnostic stuff that is reported back to the SAMs is handled via Can....trust...
10-26-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

You will find that the bixenon wiring diagrams...

You will find that the bixenon wiring diagrams for PFL cars are pretty much ALL wrong on the forums.....the best way by far to figure out which wire does what is to open the headlight in the oven,...
10-26-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

If your car had the factory bixenon option then...

If your car had the factory bixenon option then it is heavy yellow, this was the wire that actually powered the secondary h7 bulb in the reflector, there is ALSO a wire that was solely the original...
10-26-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

the lights should have come with a male pigtail...

the lights should have come with a male pigtail with bare ends which plugs into that connector on the projector. Those wires are what operate the hi beam solenoid, meaning that all you need to do is...
10-26-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/img_20171026_151620763_531be82331ad04a989bb2e48c74f04cbe4af318b.jpg...
10-26-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

the only connector on the projectors is the 2...

the only connector on the projectors is the 2 terminal plug for the hi beam solenoid
10-24-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,092
Posted By jptaylor

Private Message Anthony Lawshee/RaceIQ ...

Private Message Anthony Lawshee/RaceIQ
https://mbworld.org/forums/members/343248-anthony-lawshee.html

We just had a dyno test/tune day about 3wks ago at the shop in Acworth....Tony is the only...
10-21-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By jptaylor

Touché

Touché
10-20-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By jptaylor

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/225x225-1/s_l225_7448a2258fc22e6c0ebe7c6189288a0a591b0761.jpg


YES YOU CAN PULL THE BULBS WITHOUT THROWING A WARNING ON THE DASH.....

The...
10-19-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By jptaylor

Shut your mouth!!!! I hadn't seen that.... God I...

Shut your mouth!!!! I hadn't seen that.... God I love when hot rodders are actually given some design authority, Bravo Dodge, bravo!!!
10-19-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By jptaylor

i feel the same same way....and like I said, this...

i feel the same same way....and like I said, this use to work like a charm to get you a noticeable drop in temp. Just goes to show you that through changes in how systems operate what ONCE worked in...
10-19-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By jptaylor

The short answer is .....NO, it will not. ...

The short answer is .....NO, it will not.

the reason that it used to work was due to the fact that your heater control in your dash either had a choke cable or vacuum hose that physically...
10-19-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

i know factory spec is 18x8 +45 and these are +42...

i know factory spec is 18x8 +45 and these are +42 so 3mm would seem sufficient, HOWEVER......the shape and concavity of the spokes on the Niche wheels is WAY different than the factory 18" AMG...
10-19-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

I just can't do black wheels, I can't I can't I...

I just can't do black wheels, I can't I can't I can't.....but I will say that I do really like the StormTrooper look but you need a good bit more black with your white than I have.....It was actually...
10-18-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

rear calipers clear by an EASY 1/4"....and I know...

rear calipers clear by an EASY 1/4"....and I know people will jump all over this but me AND my tire guy both feel almost positive that a 295 rear would fit with ZERO issues...we pulled the rear sway...
10-18-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

...18x8 +42 Niche Misano M117 wheels do NOT...

...18x8 +42 Niche Misano M117 wheels do NOT freaking clear the front calipers on a W204 C63!!!!!!!! But the rears look AWESOME, on the bright side at least from some angles I won't look like an...
10-18-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/img_20171018_173406155_6371dc12c2a37e1da4653f3de4811e9f8ea40619.jpg...
10-18-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By jptaylor

yes, it does.....Nav in motion is unlocked as...

yes, it does.....Nav in motion is unlocked as well as video but i cannot speak to whether or not the Voice functions the same as I, nor the customers ive done this for, use the voice function.....but...
10-18-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By jptaylor

in some of the other style bypasses it doesn't...

in some of the other style bypasses it doesn't actually bypass the interlock, it turns off the secondary vehicle speed sensor which SOME nav units use to validate current location. So when this...
10-18-2017, 10:04 AM
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Views: 2,089
Posted By jptaylor

...sounds like a plan ...and when you get to...

...sounds like a plan

...and when you get to Jacksonville just keep going to horrid used car lots until some sweaty heavy breathing gentleman tells you "....I know a guy."---- and then boom goes...
10-18-2017, 07:03 AM
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Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

Thank you Sir... the factory paint Niche(MHT)...

Thank you Sir...
the factory paint Niche(MHT) applied was actually VERY good quality with zero defects present so all it took was about 2min per wheel with a Red 360gt pad to give the surface some...
10-18-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jptaylor

New wheels...good and bad at the same damn time

So, my new wheels came in yesterday(YAY!!!!)...Niche Misano M117(had to get black, ugh, as they have discontinued the gunmetal)
18x8 +42
18x9.5 +48

on my way to my shop to prep and spray the new...
10-18-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By jptaylor

Good catch and very well stated!!!!! ...

Good catch and very well stated!!!!!

Although i will say this about the "parts-only title" being a "once it's done it's done" as far as insurance goes....I deal with auction cars literally every...
10-16-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By jptaylor

Well, not exactly....it would have been the 2nd...

Well, not exactly....it would have been the 2nd time that cannonball got me in this Merc
10-16-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By jptaylor

Pucker factor to the 11th power.....

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/img_20171015_155002563_520b167d21b52b3455b73dee84eb805173624c90.jpg
...to anyone who has been on the BAD side of this God forsaken...
10-15-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By jptaylor

Radiator part number

Ok guys, I'm having a hard time validating this part number and figured someone here could help...every search I've done shows YES for C63 yet some show EXCLUDING C63...I want to be sure before...
10-12-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By jptaylor

Jim, i hate to even say this out loud for fear...

Jim,
i hate to even say this out loud for fear of jinxing the HELL out of myself so ill whisper it.


other than the headbolts i have had zero issues, and if you guys remember i changed mine...
10-12-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By jptaylor

I'm at 211k mi and still my daily driver......

I'm at 211k mi and still my daily driver......
10-12-2017, 01:04 PM
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Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

i was wondering if you went ahead and got the...

i was wondering if you went ahead and got the other housings or were holding off for the time being....glad to see youre still at it
10-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,923
Posted By jptaylor

there are some wires which seemingly do NOTHING...

there are some wires which seemingly do NOTHING when tested out, ie the LWR wiring....my assumption is that these wires are actually Canbus and not voltage circuits. Whether you have factory bixenon...
10-11-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By jptaylor

as much as you may WANT to keep the car i can...

as much as you may WANT to keep the car i can give you no stronger advice than to SELL THE CAR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!! Even if it was fresh water the damage is done almost immediately although it...
10-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By jptaylor

QUOTE] Well they are on their way 18x8...

QUOTE]

Well they are on their way

18x8 +42
18x9.5 +48

Gunmetal
10-10-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By jptaylor

Thanks Adi I'll give your thread a look....how...

Thanks Adi I'll give your thread a look....how concave are the rear wheels? I can't really find a good off line side shot where you can see the depth.

..and have you got a link to where you got...
10-10-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By jptaylor

Were you actually being serious???

Were you actually being serious???
10-10-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By jptaylor

...thanks for the link, but every single one of...

...thanks for the link, but every single one of those are hideous to me.

the ones im wanting to go with are the Niche Misano in gunmetal grey
...
10-10-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By jptaylor

thanks Mort, you the Man!!! ive read over...

thanks Mort, you the Man!!!

ive read over 2000 posts in the aftermarket wheel thread and found almost the exact wheels on a car identical to mine, difference being their rears were +50, not +48 as...
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