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Forum: W212 AMG
06-23-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By 03RSTT

That is the moral of your story. To make a big...

That is the moral of your story. To make a big gross on every deal.

Good for you.

"No one wants to let a dealer make a dime" please, how are all these stores keeping the lights on?

The...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-22-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By 03RSTT

Uhhh, what the heck is a Monclair jacket? I...

Uhhh, what the heck is a Monclair jacket?

I paid cash at the MB dealer for my E63 and about 20 bucks for my t shirts. Although I might have been dressed up that day with a golf shirt $40 bucks.
...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-23-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By 03RSTT

Very nice TTmerc I did manage to find one of...

Very nice TTmerc

I did manage to find one of your threads. Good info

So is the pump switched power or ground? In other words did you direct ground or direct power to run w key
Forum: W212 AMG
03-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By 03RSTT

Ok, So here is the deal. This morning...

Ok,

So here is the deal. This morning driving into work

65 degrees

Hwy 75mph...........IAT 107-109. Clearly the pump is not running because these are the same temps as last night with 20...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-22-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By 03RSTT

I think the 13s have the better cooling package. ...

I think the 13s have the better cooling package.

Checked a few more points tonight.

Yep city driving 120-130 and that's mixed in with 45mph speeds.

Hwy 75mph and evening temps at 80...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-22-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By 03RSTT

Hey, I had the E55 back in the old fuel tank...

Hey, I had the E55 back in the old fuel tank days. Too funny we both come back the biturbo. I still have all my Audi's but picked up this E63 because it's a good platform and like the way it drives. ...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-22-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By 03RSTT

Typical IAT temps in normal city driving?? 13 E63 w/40k

Hey everyone,

I just picked up a 13 E63 w/40k so it should have the updated divorced intercooler system. I wanted to baseline some issues before I modify anything.

I have noticed some slight...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-30-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Ahh, the circle is complete. Make em pay...

Ahh, the circle is complete.

Make em pay boys! Im digging out records as we speak.

Nice work MB USA, I have 3 more Audi's in the garage including a new S.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-30-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 254,216
Posted By 03RSTT

Nice work Greg! Make em pay boys! I...

Nice work Greg!

Make em pay boys!

I have sold the AMG, added two more Audi RS6s in the garage and the wife has a new SQ5. Guess you could say MB USA screwed the pooch with this household. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-12-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,150
Posted By 03RSTT

Very cool indeed. I hope that RS600 works out. ...

Very cool indeed. I hope that RS600 works out. I had a buyer at the MN auction years ago but passed on the car for a number of reasons.

Having owned a flashed E55 and RS6 flashed at the same...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

Actually a ton of cars packed the lot. Esses...

Actually a ton of cars packed the lot. Esses made it with the wagon machine and I had to bring one of my RS6s. We can try again and I will bring the modded RS next time. Esses....here is the track...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-22-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

How does the schedule look. 5:30ish tomorrow.

How does the schedule look. 5:30ish tomorrow.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

In addition to blasting MB on Facebook. ...

In addition to blasting MB on Facebook.

Go to the AMG Youtube channel and start blasting some of the new AMG commercials. I really doubt they could keep up with deleting all the negative...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Yep, and the lawyers will have a field day...

Yep, and the lawyers will have a field day because we have been screaming bloody murder for years. MBUSA keeps telling us FU at every turn. Even to the NHTSA engineers.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,464
Posted By 03RSTT

This entire situation is on MBUSA. And you may...

This entire situation is on MBUSA. And you may be correct but will the owners survive the explosion?

Audi is covering RS6 gas tanks with no question. If it leaks, Audi will replace it no matter...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,581
Posted By 03RSTT

IMHO it is not OK to drive this vehicle. ...

IMHO it is not OK to drive this vehicle.

Do not fill up the car any longer. Keep fuel level under 3/4 level.

The fuel pools on top of the gas tank. This is dangerous. Period

See...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

I will always have a soft spot for the ol E55. A...

I will always have a soft spot for the ol E55. A great AMG driveline. That said, MBUSA is another story. What a bunch of idiots to treat the AMG owners in this manner. I hope a fix comes to this...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

Pencil me for 530ish this Sat

Pencil me for 530ish this Sat
Forum: W211 AMG
12-15-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

Cats and dogs for the last hour. Lets shoot for...

Cats and dogs for the last hour. Lets shoot for next Sat. I'm in again at 5pm next Sat. I really want to see your Estate 55. I really did enjoy driving the 55 for the last five years. I just...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

It may be cold and raining. Not too many cool...

It may be cold and raining. Not too many cool cars will show in that weather. I will check the weather in the am before I leave for work.

I also sold the E55 this week and purchased another...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Sold the E55 today actually called a good friend...

Sold the E55 today actually called a good friend and made him a deal he couldnt refuse. He knows about the tank issues and is an excellent tech. It will just be a nice summer putz around vehicle...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,986
Posted By 03RSTT

Blah, blah blah 378639 378640 ...

Blah, blah blah

378639

378640

378641
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Yeah, MB USA gave the lead NHTSA engineer a new...

Yeah, MB USA gave the lead NHTSA engineer a new SL63 in bright red.

Then gave him the lead spot in the new MB Christmas to remember commercial.

He can been seen nightly riding off into...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

I feel for ya Luk. I have been blasting MB for...

I feel for ya Luk. I have been blasting MB for over 4 years with regards to this matter. I also posted those pics above of my personal car simply showing how fuel gets into the cabin.

I find it...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,986
Posted By 03RSTT

The long suspension thread is up in the stickys...

The long suspension thread is up in the stickys under the DIY section.

Yes, the rear has one sensor. It will move the rear as a matched set. I used the method to just bend the sensor bracket...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

It could be dangerous if I bring the E55. If any...

It could be dangerous if I bring the E55. If any smokers walk by and toss a butt we could take out the whole block from the leaking gas tanks. Opps
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,986
Posted By 03RSTT

Ride height adjustment to dial in LR and slightly taller rear tires

Well after reading many threads and thinking about a suspension controller. I decided to experiment with the simple adjustments first and see how the results worked before spending the extra cash on...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-08-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By 03RSTT

I just noticed the thread. Pavillions would be...

I just noticed the thread. Pavillions would be good around 5ish next Sat. I normally drive my RS6 on the weekends so you may have to let an Audi park next to the E55 crew.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By 03RSTT

Pay to play is just fine in my book but there is...

Pay to play is just fine in my book but there is no long term fix. $2000 dollar repair every year to the same assembly gets a bit old. And I have no plans to give the great state of AZ another $10k...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By 03RSTT

I would like to see a pano roof motor thread. I...

I would like to see a pano roof motor thread. I have seen one old thread where they placed a shim on the motor plate that warped. Are you installing a new motor?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,998
Posted By 03RSTT

I might say a coating of epoxy over the entire...

I might say a coating of epoxy over the entire surface might help but remember that if a crack develops its under pressure and starts to spray out. Unless the epoxy has bite into the plastic it will...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,998
Posted By 03RSTT

It was good to pull this thread up. I dont think...

It was good to pull this thread up. I dont think some of the new guys have looked at the extensive photo list that the op listed. NHTSA also needs to look at these photos because only an engineer...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By 03RSTT

Hey there AZ guys. I purchased my E55 from...

Hey there AZ guys. I purchased my E55 from Chandler MB and its always been serviced there. I work with Scott R in service and he has always done me right.

There is no long term fix for this...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Oldie but goodies. Remember when MBUSA said...

Oldie but goodies. Remember when MBUSA said "there is no way for fuel to leak in the cabin of a E55"

Never mind the fuel wicks up the electrical lines, soaks into the fiber sheath around the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Yes flood FB and the new ads. I was on my...

Yes flood FB and the new ads.

I was on my way home tonight and the E55 had just over 1/4 tank. Hmmm...I said to myself that I have to drive 80 or so miles tomorrow I should just put some gas in...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Waste of time. MB will tell you to pound sand. ...

Waste of time. MB will tell you to pound sand. 1st and 2nd owners could not get a dime out of MB even when these cars had just over base warranty miles and time. Because that would involve a...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

MBUSA has a 5M dollar budget for toilet paper. I...

MBUSA has a 5M dollar budget for toilet paper. I dont think 5M amounts to a hill of beans.

Now, I will say this. Owner feedback on public media.

Facebook for MB and any other media...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By 03RSTT

How exactly is the 17mm wrench used to take off...

How exactly is the 17mm wrench used to take off and reinstall the wires? I plan to do the plugs next week and have the tools but could use a tip on the wrench use.

Used as a pry to get the...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By 03RSTT

There were a few good diy threads on this topic. ...

There were a few good diy threads on this topic. Key notes from memory.

Buy the 1/2in drive special torx socket for the rear caliper bolts.

Rear caliper bolts have loctite on them and...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

MB pays for lots of ad space in Car and Driver....

MB pays for lots of ad space in Car and Driver. Do you really think C/D articles and reviews are worth a can of beans anyways.

MB pays for lots of ad space on your local and national TV and...
10-17-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,166
Posted By 03RSTT

+1 Many repair and maint items can be...

+1

Many repair and maint items can be performed at home in spare time. OE parts can be purchased at a discount and most repairs are straight forward. I think the statement about finding the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Do your magic with the parts catalog and see...

Do your magic with the parts catalog and see whats different between the W210 and 211 gas tanks.

I dont think the 210 has the problem.

I think the 210 still had the fuel return line and thus...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I believe it is part of the problem. Yes,...

I believe it is part of the problem.

Yes, it will throw a gas cap code. Can that code be bypassed? IDK

There is a rats nest of lines inside the E55 tank.

There are no such lines and no...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

We can thank our EPA for that one. 2004...

We can thank our EPA for that one.

2004 mandate eliminated the fuel return line.

Many fuel system problems have surfaced after that 2004 mandate.

The primary reason the US did not...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

No prob on my end. I just wanted to clarify that...

No prob on my end. I just wanted to clarify that the leaks did not start after the recall. I want to keep a few details and timeline very clear for the group.

My car started leaking or was...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-12-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

But you said above that the majority if not all...

But you said above that the majority if not all had the leak after the recall. I think that part is in error as I was there to give the play by play as this happened over the past 4 years.

I...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Actually a false assumption. If you read the...

Actually a false assumption. If you read the campaign the level sensor assembly is only to be replaced if its shows signs of failure or leaking. If memory serves....most cars had the assembly...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

It was the top line product at the time of...

It was the top line product at the time of release. And these things started leaking early on for those of us in hot climates. 50k and just over 4yrs old for our car. MB did nothing for me. Zero...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Oh boy this ol thread is near 40000 hits. It...

Oh boy this ol thread is near 40000 hits. It brings a tear to my eye that MBUSA can be so stupid than to deny gas tank leaking claims from AMG owners. :crazy: There is no fix and nothing in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Yep its just the nature of the beast. The...

Yep its just the nature of the beast. The engine/trans needs dropped out the bottom of my RS6 to replace the following items. A 40hr labor job

O2 sensors
EGT sensors
Valve cover gaskets
PS...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,201
Posted By 03RSTT

Having those items replaced should not have...

Having those items replaced should not have changed the ride height. At all.

Dealer may have torqued the control arms with the car in the air thus keeping the control arms from dropping down...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-10-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

No doubt the cost of ownership is high on top...

No doubt the cost of ownership is high on top line products. I get it. Its also difficult to work on the E55, SL55, S8, RS6 ect. I get it. I enjoy replacing 600 dollar brakes/rotors on my RS...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-10-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

My car also has had a full 100% service history...

My car also has had a full 100% service history with factory MB service since day one. This is just turning out to be a total cluster. The actions of MBUSA are making it very clear the intention of...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-09-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Ok The date of my last service was 3/2011. ...

Ok

The date of my last service was 3/2011. I gave up after that last service when everything was replaced and it still leaked a year later.

Fuel tank
211-470-25-02 latest design

Seal...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

I agree to all points. Clearly the E55 failure...

I agree to all points. Clearly the E55 failure rate of leaking is much higher than the E class chassis as a group. The E55 must have a different fuel pump/regulator assembly due to the higher demand...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Yes, my claim was one of the first. Living in the...

Yes, my claim was one of the first. Living in the extreme hot AZ climate makes this situation worse in some way. I remember the OE recall making a statement about hot climates and short drives. The...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,464
Posted By 03RSTT

Nice work everyone. I have tried to keep up with...

Nice work everyone. I have tried to keep up with the situation over the time since I started the "bomb" thread. We still have our E55 and my wife has not driven it since the last time the gas tank...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

It seems the chickens have come home to roost. ...

It seems the chickens have come home to roost. Im alittle surprised it took so long but the wheels at NHTSA are headed in the right direction. After reading the stipulations in the letter I can...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

What a nice surprise. Thanks to Moosejaw for the...

What a nice surprise. Thanks to Moosejaw for the PM about current status. Just an update on our E55. Since the tank replacement everything has been ok but we dont fill up the car and its not...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,829
Posted By 03RSTT

+1 If I remember correctly, E55 production...

+1

If I remember correctly, E55 production numbers in the US were around 1,100/yr 03-06. If you own a clean example with no accidents and factory paint I would think you could add 4-6k over...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By 03RSTT

I guess you missed this thread. 15,000 page views and 300 replies.

Oh my, I stand corrected. 16,438 page views. Nice job MBUSA.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/363759-urgent-notice-03-06-e55s-were-involved-fuel-sender-recall-bombs.html
Forum: W211 AMG
07-26-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

IMHO the tank will leak again. It may take 6...

IMHO the tank will leak again. It may take 6 months...it may take 12 months but it will leak again.

The only real fix is to replace everything...tank, senders, fill tube and all hardware.

I...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-06-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I was hoping this statement would not come true. ...

I was hoping this statement would not come true. It seems we are onto the next stage of leakers in the E63s.

The gas tank fix mentioned above may play a role in long term seal but only time...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,894
Posted By 03RSTT

The "new" sending unit part number does not fix...

The "new" sending unit part number does not fix anything. I had my 3rd set of sending units installed in Oct last year. "new pn" and they failed 6 months later. Then MB installed 4th set of...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,165
Posted By 03RSTT

Welcome to the fuel level sender issues. My last...

Welcome to the fuel level sender issues. My last set of level senders lasted 6 months before they failed yet again. 6 senders in less than 3 years. These assemblies leak or fail on a routine basis.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-08-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

File your NHTSA complaint asap. Ask to be...

File your NHTSA complaint asap. Ask to be forwarded to the engineer looking into this matter.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 57,442
Posted By 03RSTT

Have you seen the gas tank leak thread? You have...

Have you seen the gas tank leak thread? You have one of the common symptoms.

Go fill up your gas tank and park the car in the garage overnight. If you smell gas in the garage by...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,548
Posted By 03RSTT

If you plan to keep the car. Turn in the...

If you plan to keep the car.

Turn in the 1yr extension on CPO and buy a 4yr aftermarket extended warranty.

As for a 100k car? Just wait till you start having fuel leaks from the gas tank...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,548
Posted By 03RSTT

You may opt to dump MB and head in another...

You may opt to dump MB and head in another direction. These 5yo MB products seem to have a crap load of problems. If you cant go new for the AMG then try a S4 Audi. You may be surprised.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I suspect this will become more common as time...

I suspect this will become more common as time passes. I do not see any major fuel system design changes in the E63 that addressed this problem.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Welcome on the crazy train. It takes 3 minutes to...

Welcome on the crazy train. It takes 3 minutes to take the lower rear seat out and remove the 8mm bolts that hold the inspection cover. Two covers... 1 on pass and 1 on driver side which are about 10...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,000
Posted By 03RSTT

BTW I have no idea what will fix these...

BTW

I have no idea what will fix these cars. I dont think MB does either. 6 level sensors in just over 2 years and now a new gas tank and the brand new level sensor failed on startup.

I...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,000
Posted By 03RSTT

I agree. 03 55AMG-have you filled out the...

I agree.

03 55AMG-have you filled out the report to the NHTSA? As many of you have asked....I have the email of the engineer looking into this fuel leak matter. I will finish my report in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,548
Posted By 03RSTT

Another set of level sensors. I have no...

Another set of level sensors. I have no confidence in the repair at this point. I'm at the end of my rope.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I also have a question. If this gas tank is so...

I also have a question. If this gas tank is so fragile...what happens if we get rear ended in the car? I guess we are coming to the end of the AMG experience.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Update x 2 Diagnosis from dropping the car...

Update x 2

Diagnosis from dropping the car off on Monday?

Gas leak: Replace everything...gas tank, senders, fuel pumps. I was happy with the plan until today.

Brakes: Replace SBC...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,548
Posted By 03RSTT

Just wait till you start leaking gas from the gas...

Just wait till you start leaking gas from the gas tank.

x 7 times for me and the car is in the shop as we speak. All new gas tank, senders, pumps, everything and it leaked right from the get...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,492
Posted By 03RSTT

I would buy the warranty. The price seems dirt...

I would buy the warranty. The price seems dirt cheap for the warranty.

I also fix my own cars but the cost of MB parts will pay for the warranty the first 2 years. My E55 in the shop now for ...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,889
Posted By 03RSTT

Its nice to see the positive reviews given out to...

Its nice to see the positive reviews given out to EC. In the RS6 community the reviews are exactly the same. Jerry is the man over on the RS6 side and my RS6 was one of the test mule's for the...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-22-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Update: I have second hand knowledge that...

Update:

I have second hand knowledge that an engineer from NHTSA is looking into this situation. I have his contact information and will be putting together my docs to send him. Stay tuned. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-16-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

As I noted above we have been too busy to deal...

As I noted above we have been too busy to deal with MB. I have been keeping the fuel level at 3/4 but with the gas gauge/level sensor failure this too is a pisser to keep straight.

Check...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-04-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,914
Posted By 03RSTT

B6 V8 One major problem has been the timing...

B6 V8
One major problem has been the timing chain idler assm. Those can take out the entire engine.

B5 V6
Lots of expensive items to repair as you go north of 75k. Turbos will almost always...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

We are in the market for a new car for the wife. ...

We are in the market for a new car for the wife. She is driving the LX470 every day at this point. I will keep the E55 as a beater if I have to. I will also follow thru with the repairs with MBUSA...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-04-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Well, It has been 6 months and about 5,000...

Well,

It has been 6 months and about 5,000 miles since the last major repair where both level assms were replaced along with new seals.

Filled up the car last week and parked in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-30-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,179
Posted By 03RSTT

As others have said. Search the forum for...

As others have said. Search the forum for problem areas.

The extended warranty is a must and 2200 is a great price.

The fuel leaking from the gas tank is a real problem. Check the 8000...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-29-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I'm sorry to read about about so many new leaks. ...

I'm sorry to read about about so many new leaks. We are not even in the heat of summer yet. This has me concerned.

This is a serious issue and while the subject title of the thread may be...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-01-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Did you read the entire thread? I posted...

Did you read the entire thread? I posted specific directions to check out the tank and look for the leak. Please report your findings.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

csumt76-Clearly, you have all the answers just...

csumt76-Clearly, you have all the answers just because you tell us so. I love it.

On a more positive note. Glad this thread has helped a few owners. The complaints are piling up at NTHSA and you...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-24-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,998
Posted By 03RSTT

Nice work. I have both the assemblies that came...

Nice work. I have both the assemblies that came out of our E55 this past fall. If you need any pics or have detailed questions LMK. We replaced both sides and saved the old ones. (12,000 miles...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-30-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Another burning late model S class on the side of...

Another burning late model S class on the side of the freeway. Under the car is lit and under the hood. Just saying this was just driving down the freeway and looks similar to the white one.
...
09-30-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By 03RSTT

Ouch Another late model S class MB fire on...

Ouch

Another late model S class MB fire on the side of the freeway. A problem maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5GlSRZJ4G8
09-30-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By 03RSTT

Hard to say what started the fire from the...

Hard to say what started the fire from the limited evidence. The fire is coming from under the car just ahead of the rear wheels. That is where the gas tank is located. The fire is also going under...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Did you give the dealer the vin number? Ask if...

Did you give the dealer the vin number? Ask if any open campaigns exist for the vin and if none exist...ask when the campaign was performed and what parts were changed.

The campaign gave the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Back when MB USA put out the campaign in the...

Back when MB USA put out the campaign in the spring of 2008 there was mention of certain driving conditions in the campaign. Short trips in high heat climates.

I wonder if that applies to the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

My true agenda? Helping owners such as this find...

My true agenda? Helping owners such as this find potential hazards before they become a reality.

What is so hard to capture about that idea? As noted before, the E55 is my wifes daily driver and...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Ok, I'm aware of MB kicking in a big chunk...

Ok,

I'm aware of MB kicking in a big chunk of change to take back a E55. Repeated fuel leaks was the cause. Owner asked to keep his info out of print.

I'm aware of a E63 that was a buy...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Its just information. I found it interesting...

Its just information. I found it interesting such a new S class was found burning on the freeway. The gas tank was lit. I left it at that.

As for the sound system theory. Do you really...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,415
Posted By 03RSTT

Its a poor business decision to retro cancel...

Its a poor business decision to retro cancel these policies. The situation at Chrysler must be bad. These are last minute fire sale decisions to dump customers.

Maybe Chrysler needs the money...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Our car is fixed for now. If the local news is...

Our car is fixed for now. If the local news is too busy to worry about a potential hazard I cant make them print it. As a pilot told me a few weeks ago....regulations are written in blood. It may...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

From the location of a fuel tank in the S class. ...

From the location of a fuel tank in the S class. It looks like the tank was part of the fire. Just ahead the rear wheels. Where the fire started? I have no idea with the little evidence provided...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

obvious engine fire? Your the expert now. ...

obvious engine fire? Your the expert now.

Since I sound like a little kid you can lead the class now.

I dont know the source of the fire on this late model S class. I was sent this link...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Ouch, it looks like this gas tank let go. ...

Ouch, it looks like this gas tank let go.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-495679?hpt=Sbin
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

BTW, 220S...here is the thread where the...

BTW,

220S...here is the thread where the MBWorld member installed the new fuel system.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/359238-my-upgraded-fuel-system.html
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

The sarcasm was directed to the members that...

The sarcasm was directed to the members that decided to make personal attacks in my direction (snail45 and mikey)because I was the one to cry foul on this fuel system matter. I dont normally post on...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,019
Posted By 03RSTT

So your car still has the early 03 Valeo radiator?

So your car still has the early 03 Valeo radiator?
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,019
Posted By 03RSTT

If you like the rad coverup....you will get a...

If you like the rad coverup....you will get a bang out of the gas tank.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/363759-urgent-notice-03-06-e55s-were-involved-fuel-sender-recall-bombs.html

I also...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-05-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By 03RSTT

From my Audi dealer before the factory warranty...

From my Audi dealer before the factory warranty ran out. 2008

Did you search the past threads here on warranty purchases? Start calling different Chrysler dealers to see what they offer. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-04-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By 03RSTT

Call around for better quotes. I would...

Call around for better quotes.

I would not pay 6k for a 3/36 warranty. Nor would I buy a 05 E55 without any warranty.

Fidelity has been good to me and others but I didnt pay that amount. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I already PM'ed the member with the information...

I already PM'ed the member with the information he needs. Thanks

Also, if you fill the car up to the first click on the gas pump. You are already too full and the seal will be leaking out. I dont...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Oh clearly this is a old problem. Nothing to see...

Oh clearly this is a old problem. Nothing to see here folks. Dont listen to the crazy guy with the fuel paranoia.

I get it....enjoy the show.

:popcorn:
Forum: W211 AMG
09-03-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Sure I agree that the IC pump is well covered on...

Sure I agree that the IC pump is well covered on this forum. But, how many 55k owners actually spend time on amg forums? 10-15% As the pump fails it gives no notice but a general loss of performance...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-02-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

To close the book on the intercooler pump...

To close the book on the intercooler pump failure. Funny story actually. I called the MB dealer in Phoenix...talked to parts first. They dont stock the intercooler pump. "we hardly replace those" I...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-02-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

There is a thread here showing a high hp E55...

There is a thread here showing a high hp E55 owner that did just that. Let me search for it again.

I would think there is a point where fuel volume would begin to decrease with high demands from...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-02-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

:popcorn: ...

:popcorn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DfOEBjGg8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_gNpTPLltM&feature=player_embedded
Forum: W211 AMG
09-02-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By 03RSTT

Someone used a "double gasket" method. ...

Someone used a "double gasket" method.

The tank does not need to be dropped.

The entire design is crap. But I think the EPA is the main reason behind the design. The EPA said no more...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

As a warning to other owners I wanted the local...

As a warning to other owners I wanted the local news to run a story. Still in the backlog of emails. As a cover my own butt action I spread the news around with friends, family and neighbors. If we...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By 03RSTT

While the E55 may have a host of other fuel...

While the E55 may have a host of other fuel related "issues" or shortcomings. My only experience has been with these repeated leaks coming from the fuel level sensor and fuel pump assembly. The...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-01-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By 03RSTT

If your floorpan covers are sealed completely...

If your floorpan covers are sealed completely then you will not smell gas in the car. You could still have a leak from the fuel level sensors.

The best bet is to check this out yourself before...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-31-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By 03RSTT

Clearly this is a "old issue" Only the...

Clearly this is a "old issue"

Only the newbies fall for the fuel paranoia?

Yeah, I got ya. Nothing to see folks.

:popcorn:
Forum: W211 AMG
08-31-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Sending units for E55 211 470 17 94...pass...

Sending units for E55

211 470 17 94...pass side with fuel pumps/filters
211 470 51 94...drivers side with level sensor, fpr and hoses

Seal rings are the same

211 471 05 79

Clearly...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2010, 05:12 PM
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Chicken little? Taking Audi comments out of...

Chicken little? Taking Audi comments out of context? Please get a life.

I used strong language but provided other owners a clear process to make educated decisions and check their cars before...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Funny that you have nothing but personal attacks...

Funny that you have nothing but personal attacks and stfu comments. What benefit are your posts? Clearly there are additional owners that have found a serious situation on their E55 as a result of...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

We are talking about 4200 cars between 03-06 and...

We are talking about 4200 cars between 03-06 and in hot climates. The repeat failures are spaced apart by sometimes over a year or two years. You want to tell me these repeat failures are due to...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

You keep wanting to shift the blame to the dealer...

You keep wanting to shift the blame to the dealer level. There is no evidence to support this claim. This is a MB design issue and the component has failed over and over and over again. The dealers...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Does anybody know of a single vehicle that has...

Does anybody know of a single vehicle that has suffered catastrophic damage from this small fuel leak? Your point is what?

The campaign on the E55 sending unit involved inspecting it for...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I have just about had it with your suppositions....

I have just about had it with your suppositions. No evidence to support your claims and quick to give the MB design a pass.

Why do you even care? You dont own one of these bombs?

How can...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Ok, There is some hope for the E55. I had...

Ok,

There is some hope for the E55. I had the chance to data log the IATs tonight.

Bingo. 175 degrees just driving down the road at 40mph(outside temp 82)

A single run from 40-65 and...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

A couple of ideas. I inspected the hornets...

A couple of ideas.

I inspected the hornets nest of lines, hoses and wires in the fuel pump/sending/fuel pressure regulator/fuel level and fuel filter assembly. What a rats nest of a cobble job....
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Thanks, I had no plans to hijack any thread. The...

Thanks, I had no plans to hijack any thread. The fuel leak and intercooler pump were part of your list of failures. My own fuel leak thread was over 2500 page views in just under a week. My first...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I find it funny how some on this forum call my...

I find it funny how some on this forum call my thread and detailed information a "blind paranoid rant".

I will counter with my own quote. "be careful with blind suppositions, you could end up...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,019
Posted By 03RSTT

I like the idea of adding the aux trans cooler...

I like the idea of adding the aux trans cooler but I would like to know if I have the old version Valeo rad.

Does anyone have a copy of the service bulletin procedure?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

STFU Clearly on topic. 2500 page...

STFU

Clearly on topic.

2500 page views on my ranting paranoia and counting.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,019
Posted By 03RSTT

My build date is 7/03 How do I check to see...

My build date is 7/03

How do I check to see which rad I have?

65k miles
08-26-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By 03RSTT

You have a slow leak. Our E55 did the exact same...

You have a slow leak. Our E55 did the exact same thing. After a couple of weeks both sides will blow warm. Ours was a oring.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Let me see where exactly is the hijack? ...

Let me see where exactly is the hijack?

Can you point it out? OP had a list of trouble items. Fuel sender and intercooler pump were on that list.

As for sir. You have to be kidding me...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Now, How many of you would like to go down...

Now,

How many of you would like to go down and buy another MB AMG product?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

MB USA has denied any assistance in looking into...

MB USA has denied any assistance in looking into the fuel leak matter.

MB USA has denied any further claim on fuel level sending units that have repeat failures.

MB USA has denied to even...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

The repeat failures and swimming pools of gas are...

The repeat failures and swimming pools of gas are a clear concern of a problem. Not just one...two....three...we are talking several.

You may or may not smell gas in the car. Has little to do...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

The focus of this thread is directed to 03-06 E55 vehicles.

Guys,

I appreciate the concern for the other models. However, I wish to keep this thread directed to the 2003-2006 E55 vehicles involved in campaign #2008-020001. Please keep the responses...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

I wondered how long before someone noticed. ...

I wondered how long before someone noticed.

This is my wifes car and I normally dont drive it but this situation left me in the driver seat for a few days. I posted up on another thread that our...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,053
Posted By 03RSTT

I think they missed a spot right over by the fog...

I think they missed a spot right over by the fog light. Get em on it.

Car looks great. :-)
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Send me a PM. We can talk offline. You have the...

Send me a PM. We can talk offline. You have the problem.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

PM sent. Call me asap MB USA.....can you...

PM sent. Call me asap

MB USA.....can you hear us yet?

Houston, we have a problem.

Wake up people.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

BTW I do have a theory as to why this is...

BTW

I do have a theory as to why this is happening. I will inspect my old parts and work on that theory. Lets just say a design change to the fuel system that was mandated by the EPA is behind...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

The time needed to repeat the leak seems to run...

The time needed to repeat the leak seems to run between 14-18 months.

Follow the procedure to check the seal.

If you wish to test here is the procedure.

1. Fill the car up.
2. Drive...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Yep, No problem here folks. Nothing to...

Yep,

No problem here folks. Nothing to see. Another E55 with the recall completed and assembly replaced now leaking gas again.

MB USA....do you hear me now?
...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Bonai Kid, As I noted above. Bingo we have...

Bonai Kid,

As I noted above. Bingo we have another winner.

What is the old saying?

Bada bing
Bada bang
Bada BOOM
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

No problem on my end. I can be very direct and...

No problem on my end. I can be very direct and matter of fact when it comes to these things. I look at every word.

I too want to know but further I want to nail these *******s if there is a...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,053
Posted By 03RSTT

IMHO if you dont mind spending a few extra bucks....

IMHO if you dont mind spending a few extra bucks.

Huper ceramic film is the best for heat and IR blocking. I like it because the film is not black and it retains much of the blue tint. And...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Yep, no true fire hazard here. ...

Yep, no true fire hazard here.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/03RSTT/E55%20pics/fuelleak.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

I have detailed the facts as I know it. ...

I have detailed the facts as I know it.

You have introduced nothing but subjective banter. No true fire hazard? Really? You base this on what information exactly? The supposition that NHTSA...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

I ran the tank down to 1/2 and filled up with...

I ran the tank down to 1/2 and filled up with Shell premium again and my fuel catalyst. The same result.

I think it may have something to do with the IC pump and it may be weak. 65k and its...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

I dont see anything hostile in my response. ...

I dont see anything hostile in my response. Direct yes. Facts yes. No hard feelings are intended in your direction. I just have a different opinion and literally my butt on the line here. We...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

I hate to cause a stir in this thread but let me...

I hate to cause a stir in this thread but let me throw some things your way.

Did you read my thread? If you had, you would have seen that my car was LEAKING when the recall was performed at 52k...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Slightly off topic but in the list of failures. ...

Slightly off topic but in the list of failures. With our recent gas leak my wife has me checking her car and driving it more often. (could I be worth more dead than alive?) :-) I have noticed...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Just keep an eye on the gas leak. Fill the car...

Just keep an eye on the gas leak. Fill the car up and park in the garage...if there is any leak...that is when it leaks. It seems cars in the hot climates are more prone to this repeat failure. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By 03RSTT

Do you know Steve? He has the yellow RS6. Tell...

Do you know Steve? He has the yellow RS6. Tell him DHall says hi.

I only wish Autoscope had a shop in Phoenix. Great guys.

BTW service advisors dont make six figures for pumping oil...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

Nothing on the OP list is really that complex but...

Nothing on the OP list is really that complex but I understand your point. I also agree that many of the components on the E55 are expensive as they should be. I just dont expect them to fail on a...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,752
Posted By 03RSTT

My drivers side clip broke but I caught it before...

My drivers side clip broke but I caught it before any track damage was done. I put it back together and used a zip tie. Been fine for 1yr. I need to say something before my ext warranty runs out...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,517
Posted By 03RSTT

IMHO the fuel leak issue should have you worried....

IMHO the fuel leak issue should have you worried. The problem is not "fixed" and it will come back. The other items have been reported from time to time and may or may not cause personal harm but...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Just as Bonai Kid noted above. "Pay heed...

Just as Bonai Kid noted above.

"Pay heed to this...check it yourself then go to the dealer and get it fixed. No amount of money or "I am deeply sorry for your loss" will bring back a loved one...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By 03RSTT

I guess my concern would be frozen plugs in the...

I guess my concern would be frozen plugs in the heads. I would start saving for the service.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Ours was covered by extended warranty as well. ...

Ours was covered by extended warranty as well.

But, what does that say about the "fix" and how do you feel about fuel leaking above hot exhaust pipes?

We have had to pay two extended...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Hmmm, Problems all over the place. Another...

Hmmm,

Problems all over the place. Another owner that has gone thru two sending unit assemblies.

Nothing to see here folks. Yep
...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By 03RSTT

What year is your car? I also have the...

What year is your car?

I also have the chirp and the low speed takeoff is jerky as a result.

How did the indy flush the trans? Drain/filter change/refill? or hook it up to a flush/recycle...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,490
Posted By 03RSTT

Very nice work and I understand how one thing led...

Very nice work and I understand how one thing led to another in this process.

I have a question on the stock system. Does the stock system have the single feed line to the engine and NO return...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By 03RSTT

Sounds like the indy is pumping for business and...

Sounds like the indy is pumping for business and has no idea how to service the car.

Fuel filter alone is 7-800 dollars and part of the recalled fuel level sensor assm that should have been...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Picked up the car tonight. MB Chandler did a...

Picked up the car tonight. MB Chandler did a fine job with the car and proactively replaced both fuel level sensors. My wife didnt want to drive her car home (40mi) so I drove it and she followed...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

You are #6 from just this forum with the same...

You are #6 from just this forum with the same failure.

PM sent. I would like you to call the same field rep that I'm dealing with at MB USA. So far 4 of us are calling her with the exact same...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

You also noted in the other thread that you only...

You also noted in the other thread that you only fill the car 3/4.

If you wait till you see the gas on the garage floor its too late. Can you perform the procedure above and check under the seat...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

IMHO you are making a grave mistake. That...

IMHO you are making a grave mistake.

That is how ours started.

52k the recall was performed in 4/08 and level sensor was replaced.
61k the seals failed around the level sensor and leaks...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Komp55 IMHO it takes only 5 minutes to pull...

Komp55

IMHO it takes only 5 minutes to pull the seat out and open the inspection cover. Fill the car up and check as noted below for piece of mind.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Mikey, I will cut and paste what I said in...

Mikey,

I will cut and paste what I said in the other thread.

hmmm, just because it has not happened yet does not mean it will or wont. If and when it does I want to think I made every effort...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By 03RSTT

hmmm, just because it has not happened yet does...

hmmm, just because it has not happened yet does not mean it will or wont. If and when it does I want to think I made every effort to raise the red flag with other owners, MB USA and NHTSA.

If...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-19-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Did you see my picture above? Do you know...

Did you see my picture above?

Do you know what happens when gas is poured on a hot exhaust pipe?

Do you understand where the gas tank is located and where the gas spills over when the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Bingo, Exactly what I'm doing. Holding MB...

Bingo,

Exactly what I'm doing. Holding MB USA feet to the fire. Literally. I'm forcing them to adress my situation and then directing each member to the exact same rep to hammer this situation...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

That is how ours started. 52k the recall...

That is how ours started.

52k the recall was performed
61k the seals failed and leaks started again
65k the senders failed/cracked/warped and fuel was pouring out

If you wish to test here...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Can you PM me the specifics on your repair. Did...

Can you PM me the specifics on your repair. Did they replace the driver side fuel sensor assm? I assume you had the recall completed in 2008?

I need as many E55 owners to report these repeat...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,172
Posted By 03RSTT

Urgent notice. 03-06 E55's that were involved in the fuel sender recall are bombs.

...just waiting to go off.

If you have a 03-06 E55 that was involved in the fuel level sender recall back in 2008 you still may have a problem.

The recall did not seem to fix the problem...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By 03RSTT

The E55 could blow up and take you with it? ...

The E55 could blow up and take you with it?

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/03RSTT/E55%20pics/fuelleak.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

That is a puddle of gas behind the round level...

That is a puddle of gas behind the round level sensor. This is on the driver side and the exact component replaced under the recall.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

PM sent, Could you contact me off the...

PM sent,

Could you contact me off the forum? Another E55 AMG owner has contacted me with the exact same issue. Recalled component has started to leak fuel.

This is a serious concern and MB...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-18-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

How does that make you feel? I'm starting...

How does that make you feel?

I'm starting the process to raise holy hell with MB USA. This is crap.

The recalled part is no better than the original. MB US is sending us out to explode...
08-17-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,990
Posted By 03RSTT

UPDATE It is the same fuel sending unit...

UPDATE

It is the same fuel sending unit assembly that was replaced by the recall in 2008.

Houston...we have a problem.

Clearly the recall did not fix the problem. Clearly the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-17-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

UPDATE: It is the same part that has...

UPDATE:

It is the same part that has cracked and fuel is pouring out of the fuel sending unit housing on the drivers side.

Same part that was replaced under this recall has failed again in...
08-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,990
Posted By 03RSTT

Yep, Already filed a report. Car...

Yep,

Already filed a report.

Car is at the dealer. I talked to parts and the pn for the filter assembly has not been updated since the recall. If this ends up being the failure again...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,057
Posted By 03RSTT

Everyone, Our 03E55 had the recall done in...

Everyone,

Our 03E55 had the recall done in 08. The fuel sending housing was replaced.

In 09 the fuel leak returned. Seals were replaced.

Now in 10 last week came home from vacation...
08-17-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,990
Posted By 03RSTT

Watch out people. MB has a gas leak issue...

Watch out people.

MB has a gas leak issue on the E class.

Our 03E55 had the recall performed in 08 to replace the fuel sending/filter/pressure regulator assembly. Gas was pouring out...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,697
Posted By 03RSTT

Everyone, UPDATE: We just came back from...

Everyone,

UPDATE: We just came back from vacation and I was getting things in order around the house. I decided to fill up the E55(wifes car) for her and come home and wash it. Long story...
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