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06-05-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Critter

How old is the battery, Try to charge the battery...

How old is the battery, Try to charge the battery overnight voltage should be 12.5 to 12.7 unloaded
If you want to test the battery turn on the aux in the key and turn on the headlights heater and...
01-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,042
Posted By Critter

I hate to break the news to some of you owners of...

I hate to break the news to some of you owners of these fine cars, but do you actually think a certified mechanic does your oil change.
The fellow changing your oil chances are he is a low paid...
12-24-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

Thank you for the reply so quickly, The AC pump...

Thank you for the reply so quickly,
The AC pump is the only failure I have ever had on this car, changed it myself in the driveway 2 years ago, these fine cars have minimal room anywhere ha ha
Was...
12-23-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

Hello my friend, yes itis in one of those places...

Hello my friend, yes itis in one of those places that can be repaired in short time if the engine is on a motor stand ha ha ha.
Was wondering if the ac pump can be moved forward without taking off...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Critter

Thanks Drothgeb and Yuille36 I knew I might have...

Thanks Drothgeb and Yuille36 I knew I might have brothers somewhere.
Was just trying to assist other Benz owners that might go into a dealership service center or Battery outlet and say "But the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-01-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Critter

"And because mine is in the trunk and I'm in a...

"And because mine is in the trunk and I'm in a colder climate, then it's not surprising it's lasting".
My friend, an 11 year old battery is not saving you any money, do yourself a favor and replace...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-31-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Critter

Personally would not run an 11 year old battery...

Personally would not run an 11 year old battery in any Benz,
Not even my lawn tractor
Why tempt a failure.
Little is proven when you are broke down
Also the alternator is meant to recharge not...
10-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Critter

My good friend if you could buy any car with...

My good friend if you could buy any car with limited production numbers, it either says they are poor value or good value.
Both cars have no issue other than oil changes, battery, 1 AC compressor in...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-06-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,082
Posted By Critter

The engine hydro locks after you shut them down...

The engine hydro locks after you shut them down as the coolant is under pressure and will flow to where the opening is, ie head gasket, why do these experts not pull all the spark plugs slowly...
10-05-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Critter

22K for a CLK 63 of which 143 or 157 depending on...

22K for a CLK 63 of which 143 or 157 depending on years ha ha ha some one is breathing through a straw
Gator MB is close to reality
But that is just my opinion:)
Ours are working just as MB stated...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Critter

Thank you, I was not thinking of just bolt setup....

Thank you, I was not thinking of just bolt setup.
But for sure measure big end for roundness.
You sound like you know what you are doing.
Happy wrenching
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Critter

But the big end must be checked for roundness and...

But the big end must be checked for roundness and they do go oblong with usage and will not be good for new bearing inserts.
If you are just changing out rods bolts then from my perspective you are...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Critter

Hi, questions Inside the car ?? or complete...

Hi, questions
Inside the car ?? or complete bottom end rebuild ?
If using brand new bolts torque as required, then re-torque numerous times as the stud must be bottomed out in the big end
If...
09-10-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By Critter

So true guys, jump into a car that has been...

So true guys, jump into a car that has been sitting in the sun for a few hours with the windows rolled up and the smoke stench smell just about makes you throw up.
Non smoker is always a good car...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Critter

No they do not leak LOL

No they do not leak LOL
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Critter

As stated the CLK63 convertible is a good car...

As stated the CLK63 convertible is a good car with specific driving, weather must be warm and no rain ha ha
My E63 is my favorite, but the convertible is a fun car for sure.
Just love that M156...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-04-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Critter

No really guys, both are awesome to drive and...

No really guys, both are awesome to drive and explore any roads.
My E63 makes me smile everytime, Wavetrac helps with that.
The CLK63 is mainly a specific drive car when no bad weather is expected...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-04-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Critter

ha ha ha I believe the CLK63 is a little faster...

ha ha ha I believe the CLK63 is a little faster and possible more nimble
But in truth you have to just enjoy both as they are awesome cars

:)
Forum: W211 AMG
08-02-2018, 09:41 AM
Forum: W211 AMG
07-30-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Critter

The first thing an expert alignment guy should be...

The first thing an expert alignment guy should be doing is just check the front end for wear components.
Being lowered will not help with extended tire wear but sure looks good to the tire companies...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By Critter

Yes totally agree, what a place to put an oil...

Yes totally agree, what a place to put an oil return LOL.
Thanks Again
Forum: W211 AMG
07-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By Critter

Thank You Yuille36 Was wondering if it could...

Thank You Yuille36

Was wondering if it could be done without the AC disconnect.
It is one of those I can see it but cannot reach it LOL
O rings already. no massive leakage just small spot on...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-29-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By Critter

Yuille36, can you tell me just how you replaced...

Yuille36, can you tell me just how you replaced those O rings, on my E I can barely see those connections as the AC compressor covers most of that area.
Did you remove or loosen the AC pump or is...
07-23-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,089
Posted By Critter

Change the battery, If you do not want to and...

Change the battery,
If you do not want to and think yours is okay,
THEN have it CHARGED by anybody, THEN turn on the lights and fan, seat heaters and do not start up the car
Check the voltage of...
07-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,089
Posted By Critter

Angela, just how old is the battery in your Benz...

Angela, just how old is the battery in your Benz now
Original, if it is it is probably on its last breath.
Go to Interstate and have them check your charging system for proper output from the...
12-21-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

never got a reply myself, typical

never got a reply myself, typical
09-18-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By Critter

Trans oil change

Purchased the Weistec Transmission pan for 07 E63. Had transmission shop change out the oil and replace filter and reinstall new deep pan.
Tech explained to me to run the car softly :) for a hundred...
08-07-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Critter

M156 issues

So are you saying no one has pulled the spark plugs to check for gap, cleanliness and general look at all 8 plugs together to see if there is any discoloration or indicating possible injector...
08-06-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Critter

M156 issues

You are correct about the coil but it would be a dead miss unless it is a cracked rubber shroud shorting against the plug wall tunnel
Is the car different running when cold or the same as the video...
08-06-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Critter

M156 issues

Did they pull the spark plugs, are they NGK plugs, which heat range.
Are sparkplugs of good color and gap.
Is this car city driven only or highway mileage is ??
If plugs are good, try dumping some...
05-25-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Critter

At probably 12V the car may turn over- May Turn...

At probably 12V the car may turn over- May Turn Over- with a lot of effort but not start
Did you use an AGM battery or standard acid/water wet cell found in most other cars
At 10V the lights may...
05-24-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Critter

Not jumping to any conclusions but recheck the...

Not jumping to any conclusions but recheck the battery and electrical system, voltage is very important in these power hogs.
If you are not getting 14.1V when idling this is where I would start ...
05-24-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Critter

I see battery voltage at 13.3 and 13.5V to low...

I see battery voltage at 13.3 and 13.5V to low for the engine speed, should be 14.1 to 14.3V
Last photo 11.4V at idle, just how old is the battery again should be running 14V at idle unless you are...
03-11-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By Critter

do you still have the cats Has the car been E...

do you still have the cats
Has the car been E tested
was the car winter flogged
could you send me a photo of the car and also of the radial drags
No warranty
What is your asking price
Local to...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,310
Posted By Critter

Rubber seems to get hard when the temp lowers and...

Rubber seems to get hard when the temp lowers and the E63 likes to make them spin at will.
Summer only
Winter is for hibernation in the garage, stored
02-09-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 67,832
Posted By Critter

Sorry guys, old school Raise the car Remove...

Sorry guys, old school
Raise the car
Remove the underbody pans
drain main pan-7-8 quarts
drain front cooler rad- 1-1.2quarts
replace new crush washers- 2
Remove filter+ install new filter and...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,310
Posted By Critter

Below 40 degrees F not the PSS, definitely ...

Below 40 degrees F not the PSS, definitely


They are for summer use only
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Critter

No one ever change these O rings ????

No one ever change these O rings ????
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Critter

2007 E63 M156 engine oil cooler O rings

Looking for info on DIY replacement of the O rings on the drive side of block for the oil cooler lines.
Twin lines run from the block to the front cooler.
Located above the AC compressor and in a...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,310
Posted By Critter

PSS

PSS
02-08-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

No one change out the O ring seals???? At the...

No one change out the O ring seals???? At the block side wall??
02-08-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

What is Startek.com a special headhunter clan???

What is Startek.com a special headhunter clan???
02-08-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Critter

M156 2007 E63 engine block oil cooler seals

Has anyone changed out the O rings on the oil cooler lines coming out of the drivers side block located just above the AC unit. The twin lines are bolted into the block and drop down from aluminum...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Critter

Weistec sells a complete set for our cars 5...

Weistec sells a complete set for our cars 5 pulleys, check out their website.
Have a set on both our cars and they are 1000% better than the plastic MB crap.
How they expect an engine than turns 7k...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-21-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Critter

A simple test is remove the serpentine belt and...

A simple test is remove the serpentine belt and spin the idler pulley with your finger, if it spins for a long time then the bearing has free play and should be considered for replacement. You may...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Critter

check the idler pulleys on the front serpentine...

check the idler pulleys on the front serpentine drive belt on engine
replace the plastic units with Wiestec
small pulleys are good for approx. 40 - 60k miles then say goodbye to reliability
when...
09-18-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 43,846
Posted By Critter

topic 37 above is where I got my idea for the fix...

topic 37 above is where I got my idea for the fix works well adding the stiffener plate from the electrical cover. worked well now for a few years
Hope all goes well for you
Forum: W211 AMG
03-20-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By Critter

Weistec sells pulleys for our cars, both mine...

Weistec sells pulleys for our cars, both mine have these installed, a no brainer why anyone would install an OEM plastic pulley on an engine that turns 7K rpm. You only have to lose power steering...
01-08-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,971
Posted By Critter

Second one AGM as long as the CCA is high enough,...

Second one AGM as long as the CCA is high enough, I prefer 800+CCA. If your getting rid of the car soon, anything that starts it 650CCA. Not sure about all benz, but ours are power hogs. FYI I run a...
01-04-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Critter

yes the joint between the two axle shafts, when...

yes the joint between the two axle shafts, when in normal drive position it wears in that place when you raise to check for clearance you tighten up the joint, best to raise onto block then lower car...
01-01-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Critter

Check CV joint , not with the car off the ground...

Check CV joint , not with the car off the ground , it must be in approx. normal height so the axle is near to driving position, probably joint bearing, IMO
Forum: W211 AMG
12-29-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,852
Posted By Critter

I smiled when the OP states he "spun a bit in...

I smiled when the OP states he "spun a bit in first", my 63 does not like the PSS rears in the first three gears , 1st gear is basically useless unless your running serious drag tire. Honestly the...
12-17-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 32,110
Posted By Critter

C clips not covering the oil feed hole??? on the...

C clips not covering the oil feed hole??? on the wavetrac install
12-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,878
Posted By Critter

Yup, :)

Yup, :)
12-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,878
Posted By Critter

@Hyunman ([email protected]), honestly along with the...

@Hyunman ([email protected]), honestly along with the high quality piece from Weistec and the complete kit so to speak the main problem of using any other catch can is that the fittings, one for the engine...
11-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Critter

did you get the correct number of ribs some 5...

did you get the correct number of ribs some 5 some 6 ribbed drive belts, also pulleys ??
11-29-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Critter

Just sayin 29K in damage is more than sheet metal...

Just sayin 29K in damage is more than sheet metal and paint.
Plus when you sell it there is where the tears come
In Canada go to the MTO and pay 20 bucks and get the true history of the car, where...
11-29-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Critter

Check the pulleys and /or change out the belt

Check the pulleys and /or change out the
belt
11-29-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Critter

Sounds like you have OEM pads that AMG has...

Sounds like you have OEM pads that AMG has superseded from other models
I have both 07 E63 and CLK 63 those pads with the wings are originally for the E63 as well as others. I believe they act as a...
11-23-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By Critter

Are you actually drawing hot engine heat into...

Are you actually drawing hot engine heat into your intake filter arrangement, Why
11-23-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,437
Posted By Critter

You state dimming and brighter is this with rpm...

You state dimming and brighter is this with rpm change, if so regulator
12.3V is low for a fully charged battery, but if the regulator is messed then it may not charge the battery sufficiently....
11-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,607
Posted By Critter

Not a C but CLK and also with E both 63's ...

Not a C but CLK and also with E both 63's
Mobile Alabama-Erie Pennsylvania just under 1300 miles 4am-9pm stopped for breakfast lunch and dinner, average 70mph :)
E got 24mpg Clk got 23mpg
No...
11-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Critter

So you must be the only guy in the states with a...

So you must be the only guy in the states with a 96er that will turn 8K +
You must have owned a main bearing factory :)
11-12-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,989
Posted By Critter

Thanks Rudeney, my bad,,, forgot we were talking...

Thanks Rudeney, my bad,,, forgot we were talking about German ingenuity, image just what BMW has for their steering wheel placement, maybe a sun dial :)
11-12-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,989
Posted By Critter

Gentlemen, most if not all car manufacturers use...

Gentlemen, most if not all car manufacturers use a spline arrangement to hold the steering wheel to the shaft, the complete shaft is splined EXCEPT for one area, this allows the wheel to be put on in...
11-08-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,391
Posted By Critter

No issue what so ever, 129,000km plugs were light...

No issue what so ever, 129,000km plugs were light brown in color not black like yours??
Changed out at 110K
07 E63
As has been discussed over and over, I believe the issue is actually supplier...
11-07-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,639
Posted By Critter

have you changed the oil and filter recently?

have you changed the oil and filter recently?
10-27-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Critter

Pops, winter is coming, message from your young...

Pops, winter is coming, message from your young friend :)
Keep us in touch with your long life battery stories
Varta needs the advertisement
Forum: W211 AMG
10-27-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By Critter

As stated the look of the plugs shows good color...

As stated the look of the plugs shows good color but the deposits are oil residual or poor grade fuel. I definitely would not put colder range plugs in this car but would look at oil consumption or...
10-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 32,110
Posted By Critter

The piston/cylinder with the coolant leakage or...

The piston/cylinder with the coolant leakage or burning as you state would have been clean unlike the others that would have the carbon build up. This is quite obvious when the head is off, also the...
10-26-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Critter

Remember to laugh when you realize the only...

Remember to laugh when you realize the only thing you forgot in your extended years was to replace the 11 year old battery.
Its guys like u that make me laugh when they tell you the "car is well...
10-26-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Critter

Lgraz5, correct in your statements, we will hear...

Lgraz5, correct in your statements, we will hear more from the OP in the future, and probably Holmes also. He will be the guy stranded in front of a major traffic jam during a quick cold snap when...
10-25-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Critter

You seem to mix sarcasm with reality, ask any...

You seem to mix sarcasm with reality, ask any battery expert just how long a battery is in its useful state.
If you got 11 years from this battery then you should contact the manufacturer for...
10-25-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Critter

Do not use this as a booster, get a new battery...

Do not use this as a booster, get a new battery or wait and cook the starter from poor voltage and amperage while trying too start.
Get a cheap battery but bottom line get another with the same amp...
10-24-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Critter

Garaged kept right, let us know when it leaves...

Garaged kept right, let us know when it leaves you on the side of the road.
You have got fantastic life out of this battery but you really should change it.
Leave the head lights and blower on for...
10-22-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

When a coil gets old it can suffer failure, heat...

When a coil gets old it can suffer failure, heat them up and see>
10-22-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

Sorry my friend but I am back to the coil packs,...

Sorry my friend but I am back to the coil packs, are they original??
If it was mine I would try to heat up the coils with a heat gun or propane torch (GENTLY) to see if I could cause a code sooner....
10-22-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

So to backup, this code pops up when u are on the...

So to backup, this code pops up when u are on the highway, then you reset it, does it come on during normal stop and go driving, say after the car is warmed up?? With no high rpm's??
10-22-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

you switched coils and got the same code , is...

you switched coils and got the same code , is this correct
10-22-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

2 coils or 4 coils?,

2 coils or 4 coils?,
10-22-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

Did u use the same sparkplug make and number??? ...

Did u use the same sparkplug make and number??? Gap is okay?? I always check even when new. What type plug NGK? or ??
Is this a coil on plug arrangement or does it have spark plug wires?? cap/ rotor
10-22-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

Recheck your work first, recheck all vacuum...

Recheck your work first, recheck all vacuum lines end to end,connectors, cracked hoses, after all it is a 15 year old car. Do you hear any whistle noises?? Spray some WD-40 around the rubber lines...
10-22-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

No issue with a used injector, but recheck your...

No issue with a used injector, but recheck your vacuum lines first.
Does the car idle rough when there is no code showing???
10-22-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

If the injector is acting up then the ECU shuts...

If the injector is acting up then the ECU shuts down the spark plug firing circuit
Possible vacuum leak or EGR is acting up.
Does the car stall at idle or when coming off highway speed??
10-22-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By Critter

The spark plugs you took out of cyl 2 were they...

The spark plugs you took out of cyl 2 were they white or a yellowish color. If you put new plug in and it looks same out then look at the injector for that cyl.
Are you just switching around the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-21-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By Critter

The red cat is unburnt fuel being admitted into...

The red cat is unburnt fuel being admitted into the catalytic converter, this fuel then causes the cat to glow. U must have been getting some misfire codes-Yes?
Rich condition or by the look of...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-18-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By Critter

Could also be PCV issue allowing pressure build...

Could also be PCV issue allowing pressure build up inside the engine.
You state fresh oil around the filler cap, pressure will find a way out .
Change the cover gaskets anyways, also check inside...
10-05-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 66,594
Posted By Critter

507overbiturbo, I also had a good experience...

507overbiturbo, I also had a good experience buying the wavetrac, same as you.
And yes I would buy from Jacky again.
As stated 3 day delivery to Canada, how can you beat that, I would like to send...
09-30-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,027
Posted By Critter

Check the fan thermostat, when AC is on the fans...

Check the fan thermostat, when AC is on the fans run continuous, two different circuits.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-25-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Critter

@Zayed, no good proof just 120000KM trouble free...

@Zayed, no good proof just 120000KM trouble free driving on the E.
Others no issue.
Take a white cloth and wipe the inner air passages "after the filter".
09-25-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By Critter

That's quite an analogy, the car looks like a...

That's quite an analogy, the car looks like a monster truck LOL but no matter what it looks like I will not sacrifice ride quality for looks.
I would have bought slammed Honda if ride quality did...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-24-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Critter

I have ran K+N filters in all my cars and on the...

I have ran K+N filters in all my cars and on the Benzes since new, never had any issue so lets not jump to conclusions fellas, They are in my opinion the best, just look at the dirt caught in them,...
09-23-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 66,594
Posted By Critter

Received my LSD, Thanks Jacky Great doing...

Received my LSD, Thanks Jacky
Great doing business with you.
Three day delivery to Canada- Wow!!


What else you selling :)
Forum: W211 AMG
09-23-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By Critter

Bandit, try cleaning the throttle body,...

Bandit, try cleaning the throttle body, especially on the back side of the throttle plate and the internal diameter of the body itself.
Sludge buildup accumulate around this are and will effect...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-23-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By Critter

Was going to say it may be close for the first...

Was going to say it may be close for the first round but the 63 never heat soaks, LOL
Your last statement is why I have two.
As for chronic issues, never had any, so far!
Never seen the dealership...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By Critter

So are you sayin that out of the box, bone stock...

So are you sayin that out of the box, bone stock the 55 is faster than the 63???
Forum: W211 AMG
09-22-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 154,289
Posted By Critter

Anyone who works on electrical components with...

Anyone who works on electrical components with the battery connected should reconsider any mechanical contact with a car. Learning the trade on a Mercedes is costly. Try a lawn mower.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,409
Posted By Critter

could have been his wifes' knee hitting the...

could have been his wifes' knee hitting the start/stop button LOL
Wait until the new car does the same, guy is a true idiot
09-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,302
Posted By Critter

Think about replacing the main battery also,...

Think about replacing the main battery also, 12.3V is low for a fully charged battery.
12.6v minimum
Your running voltage is good though so alt is good.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,423
Posted By Critter

with the lack of low end torque on the 6.3...

with the lack of low end torque on the 6.3 acceleration will suffer, LOL
09-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 66,594
Posted By Critter

Still waiting for reply to my request for E63...

Still waiting for reply to my request for E63 Wave trac, Jacky
Never received the invoice?
08-28-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 66,594
Posted By Critter

Wave Trac

Could you please PM me a price for LSD- Wave Trac for 07 E63,
Are bearings and seals included in the package.
Heading to Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5H6
Yes and include the MB only membership...
08-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Critter

For 25K I would buy two. Where is the car with...

For 25K I would buy two. Where is the car with 13K I will buy it. Florida is not far at all.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Critter

JMB614, good job .

JMB614, good job
.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-05-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,938
Posted By Critter

Nice paint job, but all external openings into a...

Nice paint job, but all external openings into a fresh motor should remained sealed to avoid any material from "accidently " falling in until completely assembled then the last opening the throttle...
08-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Critter

Not meant to be unkind but if you do not know how...

Not meant to be unkind but if you do not know how to get off a dust cap, do not attempt bearing replacements, let a professional do the work and ask if you can watch. Removing inner seals and tapping...
07-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,447
Posted By Critter

Carsy, if you are running an 8 year old battery,...

Carsy, if you are running an 8 year old battery, you may consider saving some more cash for an alternator also.
Sooner more than later your battery will leave you stranded, always at the worst time....
07-27-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,447
Posted By Critter

FYI, the original battery was rated at 84...

FYI, the original battery was rated at 84 amp/hours with 700 cranking amps, the new replacement battery shown in second picture is 100amp/hours with 760 cranking amps.
The larger rated battery is...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Critter

Try running a 55 at 4ooo rpm for ten minutes in...

Try running a 55 at 4ooo rpm for ten minutes in citydriving and see just what performance issues you have. Probably a civic would lose u.
"The thing is though, I recently changed my intake manifold...
07-24-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Critter

Any recent spark plug changes??

Any recent spark plug changes??
07-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By Critter

With increased gap, more power is needed to fire...

With increased gap, more power is needed to fire the spark and the coils will possibly have reduced life expectancy. I have not had the advantage to own numerous high end cars such as your self ...
07-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By Critter

62-65, better buy new coil packs also, they will...

62-65, better buy new coil packs also, they will soon burn out with this large gap.
Kpela, from some of your answers you know little about the car other the the pedal on the right makes noise.
I...
07-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,868
Posted By Critter

If the pulley spins freely and for a while, then...

If the pulley spins freely and for a while, then replace it. A fresh pulley will not continue to spin but will have some internal resistance ( grease and bearing tolerance)
07-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By Critter

Yes I also run PSS and yes the car will smoke the...

Yes I also run PSS and yes the car will smoke the tires at will, yes if you cannot put the power to the ground without spinning then all is lost.
Have had my car for many years, my first wish would...
07-14-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By Critter

He said it will reduce "pinging". If you run...

He said it will reduce "pinging".
If you run the car hard like tracking or 24 hours at Lemans then sure try colder plugs.
But in my opinion you are throwing money out the window.
But in that vein...
07-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By Critter

Agree with Wolfman,

Agree with Wolfman,
07-13-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By Critter

Colder range plugs are for if you continually...

Colder range plugs are for if you continually beat on the car for long periods of time.
Save your money as city driving may foul these "colder" plugs and cause other issues like O2 sensor fouling.
07-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,868
Posted By Critter

Guys look into the Weistec billet pulleys,I would...

Guys look into the Weistec billet pulleys,I would never replace a plastic MBpulley with another plastic pulley. When the bearing heats up nearing the 30kmark the plastic melts and then you are...
06-12-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By Critter

The ring of rust must be reduced or removed,...

The ring of rust must be reduced or removed, chances are that the inner rust ring is larger and could have a spot where the rust has fallen of, this would be the thud.
Mercedes as other cars also do...
03-22-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Critter

Not to be rude but if you have little experience...

Not to be rude but if you have little experience with doing brake pad/rotor replacements then it would be wise to take it to a shop that specializes in the work.
Indy shops, and experience friend,...
03-22-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Critter

Good Quality Ceramic Tint only, do not go for the...

Good Quality Ceramic Tint only, do not go for the cheapest as it will scratch from cleaning.
Use clean micro fiber,vinegar and water only. Ammonia products will affect the colour.
Just sayin!
03-22-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By Critter

If you can move the steering wheel a little side,...

If you can move the steering wheel a little side, say to change lanes and the vib stops momentarily you may have a worn wheel bearing or as you say the vib goes away when in neutral, look into the...
03-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,614
Posted By Critter

Anyways, it was kind of you.

Anyways, it was kind of you.
03-09-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,614
Posted By Critter

Well that is a sure fire way to give to the SA....

Well that is a sure fire way to give to the SA. Owner smiled all the way home. Yup!
03-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,697
Posted By Critter

If those pins just fall out then we are all in...

If those pins just fall out then we are all in trouble.
Properly placed pins will never ever come out as they are spring loaded with the pad clip.
For all the OCD owners out there better check...
03-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,614
Posted By Critter

When the owner of the dealership one day see you...

When the owner of the dealership one day see you guys tipping the SA he will be promptly fired for bribery.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-09-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By Critter

Any idea why the gas pump (low level) light is on...

Any idea why the gas pump (low level) light is on it looked like you had over 1/4 tank full?
Check for fuel pressure at the schrader valve on the fuel rail.
03-08-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,614
Posted By Critter

I gave a tip to my wifes' doctor years ago-...

I gave a tip to my wifes' doctor years ago- Retire
He retired, still have my wife, she lived.
03-08-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,036
Posted By Critter

Is this the original battery- [email protected]

Is this the original battery- [email protected] ([email protected]) is beat and needs replacement.
12.6-12.8V is a normal fully charged battery
12.5V is 80%charged to rated value
12.4V-60% charged
03-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,821
Posted By Critter

If I was dropping 65K down for a car I would have...

If I was dropping 65K down for a car I would have jumped on a plane and flew to see the car personally, made the deal with defect considerations attached to the bill of sale and either drove the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By Critter

The "several times" changed (valve cover gaskets)...

The "several times" changed (valve cover gaskets) might be an underlying issue with the PCV valve not working properly, allowing crankcase pressure to find another way out through the valve cover...
03-07-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,036
Posted By Critter

Main battery is toast. Original I guess! ...

Main battery is toast. Original I guess!
Interstate battery the more cranking amps the better
700+ cca saves a lot of grief
03-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,482
Posted By Critter

BMW cars need to be acquainted with a new...

BMW cars need to be acquainted with a new battery, the car engineers really thought outside of the box on this topic. The cars computer or ECM needs to be readdressed to the new battery and to...
03-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,282
Posted By Critter

My friend, the top ball joint should be checked...

My friend, the top ball joint should be checked for looseness, I have a feeling that the tapered shaft of the ball joint will spin freely by hand. A new ball joint will have considerable resistance...
03-03-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By Critter

Just wondering, how many times did you try the...

Just wondering, how many times did you try the stationary car test!! :)
Best just drive the car in "normal" mode and leave the electronics for the times when you are using a cell phone.
I can not...
03-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,282
Posted By Critter

Take a hammer and hit the top of the ball joint...

Take a hammer and hit the top of the ball joint to reseat it into the taper it fits into.
Support the bottom control arm before doing the impact. So the ball joint does not spring back out after...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Critter

Wondering if the Day time light module is acting...

Wondering if the Day time light module is acting up. Check the dash screen to check for DRL setting, it may be causing your issue.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Critter

Grounds are usually solid black in colour, check...

Grounds are usually solid black in colour, check the connector for corrosion first.
Verify the ground wire with a meter.
Then I would tap into the ground wire and find a nice chassis ground place...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Critter

Check the grounds, Voltage of the battery when...

Check the grounds,
Voltage of the battery when car is running,
front battery 14.2-14.3Volts
Trunk battery same.
Do the signals flash slowly??
03-01-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Critter

Lots of door issues occur from the drivers door...

Lots of door issues occur from the drivers door wiring where the wires go through the rubber corrugated sleeve, the opening and closing of the door will sometimes break a wire in the loom. Check for...
02-28-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Critter

Long shot but does your car have a child safety...

Long shot but does your car have a child safety feature whereas you can disable the functions of the rear doors from the drivers side console?
Not sure if the doors are fused independently!
Forum: W211 AMG
02-27-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Critter

As stated before, chances are the 5 amp is just...

As stated before, chances are the 5 amp is just for the clutch magnetic coil. Somewhere in the wiring and computerization of the car the signal from that feed goes to the pump.
Someone more...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Critter

One must be careful when using a higher amperage...

One must be careful when using a higher amperage fuse, the fuse is the weak link, the wrong thing to do is put a higher amp fuse in and let the wiring be the weak link.
If the pump draws more...
02-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Critter

Always check the voltage after the car has sat...

Always check the voltage after the car has sat for a few hours, overnight is best.
12.5volts is approx. 80 percent charged
12.6v-12.8 is what shows you 100 percent charged


14.1V-14.3V is max...
02-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Critter

How old is the battery. Snow blowing in thru...

How old is the battery.
Snow blowing in thru the front of the car could deposit snow on the drivebelt which could cause some slippage.
Extreme cold is a killer on a weak/old battery. Car starts but...
Forum: Canada
02-27-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Critter

Drive by Zorotech but never used their services. ...

Drive by Zorotech but never used their services.
Something general, like an emergency brake-
A+A Discount Auto parts on Barton street
905 643 7700
Have a good mechanic in back who works on...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,665
Posted By Critter

Try cleaning your throttle body, a build up...

Try cleaning your throttle body, a build up occurs between the throttle plate and the barrel which restricts the air at idle. With key in the on position after removing intake piping have someone...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-26-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By Critter

Is it possible to get a temporary license for the...

Is it possible to get a temporary license for the car to drive it. Here in Ontario we can get this for a 10 day period, we use it to get the car around to get it certified to drive and also to get...
Forum: Canada
02-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Critter

What you need, general service or ?

What you need, general service or ?
Forum: Canada
02-26-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Critter

Autobahn on Barton Street in Stoney Creek,ON

Autobahn on Barton Street in Stoney Creek,ON
02-25-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Critter

Strange, here today is the other side of the...

Strange, here today is the other side of the coin:
DEALERSHIP HAS ACCIDENT WITH OUR CAR WHILE IN FOR SERVICE
Search this
02-25-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Critter

That's the beauty of ownership, you can do what...

That's the beauty of ownership, you can do what you wish. I tend to believe paying for service is of the mechanical type, any road adventures will be done buy the owner.
02-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By Critter

Well they got the rim too :)

Well they got the rim too :)
Forum: W211 AMG
02-25-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Critter

Yes Z, battery is toast, this must be the orig? ...

Yes Z, battery is toast, this must be the orig?
Another point you may wish to check is see if the brake lights go on when you go to change gears, the switch cold be cold enough that it sticks and...
02-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,592
Posted By Critter

Anyone in Canada received a letter from MB. ...

Anyone in Canada received a letter from MB.
Both cars are from Alabama, legally transferred to Canada.
Any ideas on which way to go?
No issues, but cars are hibernating now.
??
Forum: W212 AMG
02-25-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By Critter

My wife has no trouble with her CLK63Cab, until...

My wife has no trouble with her CLK63Cab, until the claws come out on some blondy driving a V8 mustang convertible, ha ha , the look on blondies face after she finished fluffing her hair then looked...
02-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Critter

Ah, NO! If there is a problem with the "new"...

Ah, NO!
If there is a problem with the "new" transmission, they can find it on dealership time clock, not some "techs" ego builder, look what I got to drive home, leaving his Ford fiesta at work....
02-25-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By Critter

First red flag, they will take it to their body...

First red flag, they will take it to their body shop???
It is your right to take the car to the shop of your choice. Just what is the estimate going to do, they are obligated to pay to fix your car....
02-21-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Critter

You stated the temp skyrocketed, so either the...

You stated the temp skyrocketed, so either the thermo stuck closed, or the fan did not come on is it electric or belt driven
02-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Critter

It was running when you shut off, it should be...

It was running when you shut off, it should be okay, life of the engine may be reduced somewhat but the bottom line is if it starts too KNOCK, meaning bearing damage. If you have an oil pressure...
02-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Critter

Low oil will not cause an engine to overheat,...

Low oil will not cause an engine to overheat, check the coolant level also as stated, put oil into the engine and start. If the engine was quiet when you shut it off then chances are you are okay. To...
02-21-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Critter

Replace the oil to proper measure and start the...

Replace the oil to proper measure and start the car, it will not smoke immediately because the exhaust is cold, but look for the source of the leak before it warms up. You state the gauge was sky...
02-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Critter

Cut someone inch strips of paper from a...

Cut someone inch strips of paper from a 8x11sheet.
Take one strip of paper and place it in the door area of the open door. Close the door and try to pullout the paper, try different areas around the...
02-15-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,020
Posted By Critter

You are doing pan drains and not the suck method...

You are doing pan drains and not the suck method ( not a fan).
I like to drain pan and cooler into a rad collection pan then replace with two 4.55 liter ( magic marker the level of the new oil) jugs...
02-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,020
Posted By Critter

Spend one hour on a cold engine and put the CC...

Spend one hour on a cold engine and put the CC in. Just sayin.
Also the 63 likes long highway drives, with the occasion ***wiping on a overzealous BMW.
Everyone seems to have the M on the trunk...
02-15-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,020
Posted By Critter

:) They do look good in the box, but really I...

:) They do look good in the box, but really I believe this is the best mod you can do for your 63, especially if you increase your sport driving 20% :)
02-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Critter

15w-40 is I believe a diesel oil viscosity. If...

15w-40 is I believe a diesel oil viscosity. If the car is high mileage and burning oil, I would not hesitate to use the 15W-40
Check on the sites or google oil requirement for your car, replace with...
02-15-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Critter

Personally I use my eyes to control the functions...

Personally I use my eyes to control the functions needed to drive, brakes, signals, and be aware of stopped cars in front. Really it works.
Here in Canada a safe travelling distance is quickly...
02-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Critter

Has the oil been changed during your ownership or...

Has the oil been changed during your ownership or was it changed prior to you getting the car?
Possible wrong oil?
Check the colour of the oil, if it looks ..clean...well
If it is dark, change to...
02-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,764
Posted By Critter

Three people to not trust, Real Estate salesmen,...

Three people to not trust, Real Estate salesmen, Car salesmen, Lawyers.
Life lesson 1
02-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,020
Posted By Critter

bhamg, do you have a catch can? The Motul oil...

bhamg, do you have a catch can?
The Motul oil you were using you state x-cess is this a high mileage blend or just a fancy trade name?
Have you done stop and go driving , highway, sport driving or...
02-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Critter

Quadcammer, op stated they filled all tires to...

Quadcammer, op stated they filled all tires to 51psi. Which in itself would lead me to believe they do not have a clue, hence the checking of the patch installation process.
Yes a patched tire is...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-13-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 154,289
Posted By Critter

FLGSHP7- it sounds like you are experiencing a...

FLGSHP7- it sounds like you are experiencing a power issue. The regulator will "regulate" but can only do this with clean power, you may have a faulty diode, causing a pulsing power signal. Check...
02-12-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By Critter

Looking at the plugs you could be burning oil...

Looking at the plugs you could be burning oil that has leaked into the spark plug tubes, you see around the gasket area there is oil. As you state change out the valve covers and change out the plug...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-11-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Critter

Impact is your best option, you do not want to...

Impact is your best option, you do not want to damage the charger rocking it on the floor.
It is off so go to the next step, impact gun.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Critter

My friend, bolting it back on the car will only...

My friend, bolting it back on the car will only give you a stable SC. It will still turn so the best is an impact gun. Or search the forums, there was one fellow who used hose clamps to hold the...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-11-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Critter

Exactly just as Hayseed has said. Any garage...

Exactly just as Hayseed has said. Any garage would probably do this for you, two minutes work. Great minds working overtime :).
02-11-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Critter

If the shop filled your tires to 51PSI, you have...

If the shop filled your tires to 51PSI, you have gone to the wrong place. Chances are they bent the rim taking off the tire and reinstalling it. Watch a guy at a dealership a few years back using a 6...
02-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Critter

Ontario is large, just where are you located....

Ontario is large, just where are you located. Stoney Creek for me.
Welcome :)
02-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,603
Posted By Critter

Load test is the best way to check a battery,...

Load test is the best way to check a battery, sounds like the 48/12 in the week and year of the bat, which in itself gives you a good feeling but any battery can go south and cause issues. Remove,...
02-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,603
Posted By Critter

12.6Volts is what should be showing on your...

12.6Volts is what should be showing on your batteries car off
14.1-14.2V engine running at idle
If RPM is increased and the voltage raises also then voltage regulator is at fault
Do not continue...
02-10-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,914
Posted By Critter

The bearing just supports the drive shaft, if you...

The bearing just supports the drive shaft, if you have that much play back and forth then rear diff is where the action is.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-10-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Critter

Careful with the heat gentlemen there is a...

Careful with the heat gentlemen there is a bearing and seal in there somewhere. Glowing red is way too much heat.
Try a 1/2 inch impact gun,
Forum: Canada
02-08-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 71,427
Posted By Critter

Stoney Creek, hibernating at present

Stoney Creek, hibernating at present
02-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By Critter

If the battery is dropping into the 9 volt area...

If the battery is dropping into the 9 volt area when cranking then the battery
1. not fully charged or
2. needs replacing. load test battery if only a few years old
9 volts with surely damage...
02-05-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,089
Posted By Critter

700cca is the factory "just enough" Replace...

700cca is the factory "just enough"
Replace with 800-950cca, these cars are power hogs
AGM of course
02-05-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Critter

Its a gamble but using a center punch mark the...

Its a gamble but using a center punch mark the center of the stud showing deep enough that a drill bit will sit in the punch mark, remember it is a steel stud in an aluminum piece.
Using a 1/8 sharp...
02-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By Critter

Valve seal will correct a smoking problem...

Valve seal will correct a smoking problem provided the valve guides are not worn excessively. Look for a plugged or disconnected PCV valve, another point is if the timing is out (stretched chain or...
02-04-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Critter

Enjoy the movie. So can we put you down for one?

Enjoy the movie.
So can we put you down for one?
02-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Critter

Group Buy interest Billet Transmission Pans

Looking for interest in a group buy for Speedriven Billet Aluminum Transmission pans 722.6 for 5 speed 500
Transmission pan for 722.9 7 speed 570
Higher capacity
Quicker reduction of heat with...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-04-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

Sure, Thanks Hulk

Sure, Thanks Hulk
Forum: W211 AMG
02-04-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

Check out the Speedriven website for pictures ...

Check out the Speedriven website for pictures
722.6- believe for the 55 series cars is 500
722.9- for the 63 series 7 speed is 570


Can also be used to cook the turkey first before...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-04-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

Not sure about the 300 part, but like the catch...

Not sure about the 300 part, but like the catch cans we all so graciously put on our cars to assist with the engine performance, you can buy a can for 100 bucks but do you want a quality piece on a...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

Off the website extra 1.5q extra trans fluid --...

Off the website
extra 1.5q extra trans fluid -- larger capacity is always better for trans life
billet aluminum--- should have greater heat dissipation
external fins--- assists in heat...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,647
Posted By Critter

Change the oil, try the 5w-40 Mobil 1. Not to...

Change the oil, try the 5w-40 Mobil 1.
Not to let out too many secrets but I add some synthetic viscosity modifier to my oil, runs smooth and quiet as a mouse. Minimal dry start-up noise if any, car...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-03-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

500 for the 722.6 570 for the 722.9- 7speed 63...

500 for the 722.6
570 for the 722.9- 7speed 63
could be looking at better pricing for 20 units, lets give it a try
May have to buy two, one for each car :)
The best part about this pan fore the...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Critter

Group Buy on Speedriven Trans Pans

Looking for interest in a group buy for the Billet Aluminum Trans pans for our cars.
Lets try for 20 members, Price to follow shortly.
Would be a beauty addition to the 722.9 and make it so much...
02-03-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By Critter

1. Critter E63

1. Critter E63
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By Critter

Gasket change should fix your issue. You do not...

Gasket change should fix your issue. You do not state the mileage but sometimes the sitting is hard on the gaskets. Try to lightly check for tightness on the covers or just change the gaskets out....
02-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Critter

I am hoping you are trying to be humorous, riding...

I am hoping you are trying to be humorous, riding around with tires on your back seat will be hilarious, why not put one in the passenger side also.
Now straight faced, go buy two bags of sand 50...
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