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06-02-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By slk55er

What is your concern about a car seat? I'm not...

What is your concern about a car seat? I'm not familiar with any issues there.
05-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By slk55er

I'd expect a 4-liter V8 (AMG version) with the EQ...

I'd expect a 4-liter V8 (AMG version) with the EQ Boost+ enhancements over the "580" version. That includes the Mitsubishi-built flywheel/starter/motor/generator and the 48-volt Borg Warner eBoost...
05-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By slk55er

My GLA250 is a CPO ED 1 but my CLS53 is not an...

My GLA250 is a CPO ED 1 but my CLS53 is not an ED1. It's Polar White with the Bengal Red leather and carbon fiber inside and out. I did have your Diamond White on a previous CLS and really liked it....
05-25-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By slk55er

Well no, my wheels are "stock 20s" and the tires...

Well no, my wheels are "stock 20s" and the tires are Pirelli P Zero Run Flats and they are definitely not all-season tires. I am fortunate to have a GLA250 and a GLK350 both with studded...
05-24-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By slk55er

Photo: CLS53 & Long's Peak

Here's my CLS53 with Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain Park, Colorado in the background. We had 4" of snow in the Denver area Monday 5/20/19 the day after this photo was taken. Springtime in the...
05-24-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By slk55er

From what I've heard, that will not happen. But...

From what I've heard, that will not happen. But obviously I could be wrong.

I've heard or read that if you want more than the CLS53, you'll need to go to the GT 4-door with a V8. That's Mercedes'...
05-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By slk55er

Hybrid Comparison: Formula 1 vs Our Street Vehicle Hybrids

Here is my take of a comparison of the technology of the Mercedes Formula 1 hybrid engine and the technology transfer carried over to the mild-hybrid vehicles with the M256 engine. This includes some...
05-09-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By slk55er

I finally received info from the MBUSA monitor,...

I finally received info from the MBUSA monitor, Brian Cotter on the AMG Private Lounge blog which clarified the display. He stated:

Okay, I just spoke with someone on the US technical team and...
05-09-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By slk55er

Answers

I finally did get some answers on this after a lot of discussion on the AMG Private Lounge site. Brian Cotter from MBUSA says:

"Okay, I just spoke with someone on the US technical team and they...
05-08-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By slk55er

Yes, I agree. Charge should be between those...

Yes, I agree. Charge should be between those levels, not near 100% for various reason: to allow for charging during braking and to extend the life. But why, after an extended drive would this display...
05-06-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By slk55er

Sounds great! Did you have the pleasure of a...

Sounds great! Did you have the pleasure of a factory tour, etc.?

I am getting some discussion and answers on the AMG Private Lounge site which I will forward to this forum. I'm off to see the...
05-04-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By slk55er

I was a very loyal BMW owner. Please forgive my...

I was a very loyal BMW owner. Please forgive my ramblings: I bought my first BMW in 1968 -- a red 2002, one of the first in the USA. I was the first web master of the BMW CCA and co-chair of two...
05-03-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By slk55er

Someone else?

Could someone else on this forum please check their display and charge level? This either needs clarification by Mercedes on what this display indicates or there is a problem that needs to be...
05-03-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By slk55er

Someone else?

Could someone else on this forum please check their display and charge level? This either needs clarification by Mercedes on what this display indicates or there is a problem that needs resolved.
05-02-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By slk55er

Is My 48volt Charging System Working?

The "Charge%" in my CLS53 "VEHICLE-CONSUMPTION" Multimedia screen seems to be displaying the amount of charge being APPLIED TO the batteries rather than the amount of charge ON the batteries. This...
05-02-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By slk55er

Is My 48volt Charging System Working?

Just finished a 1600 mile break-in drive with a 560 mile trek yesterday across Utah and Colorado in our CLS53. All the while I was monitoring the "CONSUMPTION" display found on the...
04-30-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By slk55er

The CLS manual says to change it at 2,000 miles.I...

The CLS manual says to change it at 2,000 miles.I am traveling and currently have 1,650 miles and had a choice I'm doing it now or at 2400 miles. My dealer said it's better to do it early rather than...
04-29-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By slk55er

Differential Oil Change

I took my 2019 CLS 53 in for the rear diff oil change mentioned on page 9 of the CLS Supplement book and identified as a covered item under prepaid maintenance. But when the dealer called up my VIN,...
04-29-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By slk55er

Differential Oil Change

I took my 2019 CLS 53 in for the rear diff oil change mentioned on page 9 of the CLS Supplement book and identified as a covered item under prepaid maintenance. But when the dealer called up my VIN,...
04-23-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By slk55er

Great! I just saw your post. Thank you.

Great! I just saw your post. Thank you.
04-16-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By slk55er

No problem. Please let us know how the 53 and 43...

No problem. Please let us know how the 53 and 43 versions of two really nice rides compare. We are blessed!
04-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By slk55er

OK Petee. Perhaps you might consider looking a...

OK Petee. Perhaps you might consider looking a little more and checking a few more places. Please advise -- is it OK if I choose to waste my time and money? Changing the filter probably has more...
04-16-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By slk55er

Yes. At 2000 miles. See the CLS Supplement...

Yes. At 2000 miles.

See the CLS Supplement Booklet, page 9 which says, "After a breaking-in period of 2000 miles (3000km) the oil on the locking differential should be changed in a qualified...
04-15-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By slk55er

Here's How To Access the Oil Filter

Here are some photos from my '19 CLS53 of how to remove some engine pieces to access the oil filter. I have not yet changed the filter, but at least I know how to access the filter when the time...
04-08-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By slk55er

Fuse List Anyone?

Can anyone on this forum make a fuse list and perhaps a relay list available?

There are fuses in locations all over our vehicles and it would be nice to know where to look if there is an...
04-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By slk55er

V1 Wired In

I connected my Valentine V1 by picking up 12 volts from the outlet under the glove box on the passenger side using a "cigarette lighter - type" male plug. From there I ran the 12 volt & ground line...
04-06-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By slk55er

Photos - Under the Trunk Floor, Sound Deadening Added

After reading one review that mentioned some "drumming" road noise from the rear cavity of the CLS and having improved this situation in my GT S, I decided to address this in my CLS53 -- two days...
03-26-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By slk55er

Unfortunately, in "normal driving" there may...

Unfortunately, in "normal driving" there may arise a need for an emergency maneuver or swerve to avoid another vehicle or object. Then the handling characteristics of the vehicle and the experience...
03-25-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By slk55er

Just another note -- on my previous CLS63S, I...

Just another note -- on my previous CLS63S, I made the mistake of mixing tire brands. I should have known better.

I had some Michelins on the front and Continentals on the rear. The car was...
03-25-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By slk55er

Yes, there is a tradeoff on tire pressure -- too...

Yes, there is a tradeoff on tire pressure -- too much and the ride is rough; too little and you risk damage to the rim from a pothole and possible damage to the tire due to heat buildup. I don't have...
03-24-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By slk55er

I'm not sure of your specific specs. I've had a...

I'm not sure of your specific specs. I've had a CLS550 with those wheels pictured. I have a GLK350. I've put the GLK 20 inch wheels on the GLC that I had, but that required spacers on the front...
03-24-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By slk55er

Agreed. The limiting factor will be the tires....

Agreed. The limiting factor will be the tires. Get good snow tires, studded if you have a lot of ice or frozen slush. I've run studded Hakkapeliitta snow tires for 30 or more years and have...
03-22-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By slk55er

Reply from Valentine Research

For anyone interested in installing a V1, I'm posting the reply that I received from Valentine Research about their SAVVY unit.

If you purchased your SAVVY before October 16, 2015 (serial number...
03-21-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By slk55er

Great! Thanks so much. I hope that my vehicle is...

Great! Thanks so much. I hope that my vehicle is so equipped.
Gordon
03-21-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By slk55er

12 Volt Source for a V1 ?

I may have to use the rear seat cigarette lighter in the center console as a source for 12 volts for my Valentine V1 radar detector and aux. display using the Direct Wire Power Adapter. Has anyone...
03-18-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 29,063
Posted By slk55er

Pumps that are particularly sensitive at some...

Pumps that are particularly sensitive at some stations do that on my 2010. Turning the pump handle upside down and pumping with it in that position always solves the problem.
02-18-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By slk55er

Go to Body -- Rear Seat Components at...

Go to Body -- Rear Seat Components at https://www.getmercedesparts.com/ after entering your VIN and you'll find your part.
02-11-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By slk55er

From your post, I assume you are not trading a...

From your post, I assume you are not trading a vehicle, but if you are, be sure that you understand whether the sales tax you pay will be on the full purchase price or only on the difference between...
02-11-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By slk55er

You probably know that wiring harnesses are not...

You probably know that wiring harnesses are not like they used to be in the old days where you could simply tap into an existing 12volt brake light line and a 12 volt tail light line. Now days the...
01-18-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By slk55er

No, the extended warranty with unlimited mileage...

No, the extended warranty with unlimited mileage is an added benefit over the assurance provided by MB that the vehicle is solid.

From your description of problems that you already consider...
01-18-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By slk55er

Forget it. Look for a CPO car from a MB dealer...

Forget it. Look for a CPO car from a MB dealer with a warranty extended 1 year past the original warranty and unlimited mileage. I've purchased 4 CPO cars and have never been disappointed.
Forum: AMG GT
01-08-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By slk55er

Well, I really can't say, having traded my GTS a...

Well, I really can't say, having traded my GTS a year ago. But I am confident that it will have fared well.
12-30-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By slk55er

Adjust the level of Backup Camera?

I'd like the BU camera to show a bit less of the pavement and more of the objects behind. Is there an adjustment that can be made on the vertical position of the camera? Thanks for the suggestions...
03-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By slk55er

Based on my experience from many years in...

Based on my experience from many years in Colorado where a lot of gravel is used in the winter, I agree with your comments about harder replacement glass from the USA. However, this harder glass...
01-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,809
Posted By slk55er

Perhaps BMW has improved reliability as Mercedes...

Perhaps BMW has improved reliability as Mercedes has over the past 10 years, but from my experiences, Mercedes has it all over BMW in this regard. I had been a long time BMW enthusiast, BMW CCA...
01-18-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By slk55er

I'd check the 12v accessory/cigarette lighter...

I'd check the 12v accessory/cigarette lighter plug and tap into it if you can access that and if it meets your needs for "permanent." Some plugs turn on and off with the ignition, others are powered...
01-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By slk55er

Here's What's Required to Xfer an Extended Warranty

If a vehicle is traded or sold to a MB dealer, an existing extended factory warranty cannot be transferred to a new owner. The warranty is of no factor in determining value of the vehicle as far as...
Forum: AMG GT
01-04-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,625
Posted By slk55er

Yeah! Sorry. I'll do better in the future. In the...

Yeah! Sorry. I'll do better in the future. In the meantime here's the link to MBs Extended Warranty Transfer Form:
...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,625
Posted By slk55er

One consideration -- if you sell a vehicle to a...

One consideration -- if you sell a vehicle to a private party, a extended factory warranty can be transferred to a new owner through MBUSA (although it is somewhat difficult -- there are forms...
Forum: AMG GT
12-31-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By slk55er

Signing Off after Trading In

Before leaving this forum I wanted to thank all of you for the help that you’ve provided that has enhanced my enjoyment of my GT S and, if you’ll indulge me, reminisce a bit. And Mister Moderator,...
Forum: AMG GT
12-30-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By slk55er

Agreed on the hp. Really. I suppose on the drag...

Agreed on the hp. Really. I suppose on the drag strip or down a long straight on a race track. But even on most racetracks, it's usually more driver experience, the proper line through the turns and...
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By slk55er

Well, actually, yes I am saying that. I've...

Well, actually, yes I am saying that.

I've really enjoyed the GT S and had one relatively mild track day with it. (I posted my experience with that day on this forum here:...
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By slk55er

Need a GT S? -- Check the One I Traded

If anyone is looking for a GT S, the one I traded is absolutely perfect with only 8300 miles. Brilliant Blue, beautiful Nappa interior, panorama roof, night package, clear bra, etc. PM me for more...
12-28-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By slk55er

Suggest you go the the MBUSA website and build a...

Suggest you go the the MBUSA website and build a GLA. You'll see the $2600 option in detail. Specifically, it includes:

Includes AMG Line Exterior ($2,300)
Gloss Black exterior accents...
Forum: W218
12-14-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By slk55er

Sorry, Sold.

Sorry, Sold.
Forum: W219
12-14-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By slk55er

Sorry, Sold.

Sorry, Sold.
Forum: W218
12-13-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By slk55er

FS: Full size spare, $100 + shipping

I traded my CLS63 for a GT S and have available the full-size spare that I carried in the trunk of the CLS. See the thread at
...
Forum: W219
12-13-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By slk55er

FS: Full-size spare, $100 + shipping

I traded my CLS63 for a GT S and have available the full-size spare that I carried in the trunk of the CLS. See the thread at
...
12-05-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By slk55er

Yep. And most BMWs are 5x120mm, so BMW wheels...

Yep. And most BMWs are 5x120mm, so BMW wheels will not fit on MBs.
12-04-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By slk55er

Try cleaning the grime and crud off the...

Try cleaning the grime and crud off the windshield with Bon Ami or use a clay bar. That should make for a smoother surface and help with the juddering.
12-02-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,884
Posted By slk55er

Here's some DIY info that I posted a while ago: ...

Here's some DIY info that I posted a while ago:

Dupli-Color Silver Caliper Paint (BCP103)is a nearly perfect match and it provides a gloss finish without a separate clear coat. You can likely buy...
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By slk55er

Sales Tax -- Another issue

I've purchased several cars from out of my state of Utah, including Illinois (CLS550), New York (GT S) and California (CLS63S & CLA.) All have involved a trade to an authorized MB dealer. I drove or...
11-19-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,028
Posted By slk55er

OK - Figured It Out

A friend who has a Jeep with Remote Start clarified that with his setup, one can remotely start the engine and unlock the doors, but before driving away is possible, the dash-mounted Start Button...
Forum: AMG GT
11-18-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By slk55er

Service B: $540 - $780

I did check several MB dealers. Low was a Nov. special at Fletcher Jones in Las Vegas, normally about $650. High was $780 at the MB dealer in Denver. Average was high $600s.
11-15-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By slk55er

12 Volt Backup Lights?

On a GLA250 without the LED headlight & taillight option, do the backup lights operate at 12 Volts such that an aftermarket Reverse Radar Backup System could be connected to the 12 Volt line. I have...
11-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,028
Posted By slk55er

Keyless-Go vs. Remote Keyless Entry & Engine Start

I would appreciate clarification and help with features of a GLA that I am considering:

I am familiar with MB's Keyless-Go (leave the key in pocket, tap the door handle to unlock, get in, push the...
Forum: AMG GT
11-14-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By slk55er

Cost of GTS Service B?

What should I expect for the cost of Service B at 2 years or 20K miles including oil, filter, and a brake fluid and cabin charcoal filter change? Other than those items it seems to be mostly a check...
Forum: AMG GT
11-09-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By slk55er

60mm Bolts

I ordered these 60mm bolts via Amazon Prime for an application on my GLC300. They may be OK for your situation, but they do not have the floating flare as on the head of the original GT S bolts.
...
09-28-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By slk55er

"Not In Park" Message

If your driver door is open and you take the car out of PARK, you likely will get a message in RED and loud "Bong" warning that the car is NOT in PARK and that the car may roll away. (The computer...
09-18-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By slk55er

Yes it does. My dealer removed mine on our '17...

Yes it does. My dealer removed mine on our '17 GLC300 Coupe and required a signature to remove liability for any result. As I recall, the back of the seat has to be opened to remove a locking pin or...
Forum: AMG GT
09-09-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By slk55er

Yes

I had the pleasure of running my completely stock GT S at an open track day yesterday (9/8/17) at the Pueblo (Colorado) Motorsport Park, a 2.2 mile road course. The main straight is a drag strip and...
Forum: AMG GT
09-02-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By slk55er

Thank you so much for the info and photos. You...

Thank you so much for the info and photos. You have had some special privileges!

From the photo of the tire, I see it is a 265/35x19 with a 94Y rating. Looking at that size on the Tire Rack...
Forum: AMG GT
09-02-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By slk55er

F1 Pace Car Tires?

Impressive running of the GT S around the wet Monza track this morning. Anybody know what tires were on the F1 pace car? I assume they are Pirelli.
Forum: AMG GT
08-29-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By slk55er

Excellent! Thank you DragonRR. Very helpful.

Excellent! Thank you DragonRR. Very helpful.
Forum: AMG GT
08-29-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By slk55er

Yes, although I hope to keep mine longer. Perhaps...

Yes, although I hope to keep mine longer. Perhaps the discs that I see in the video are running in transmission fluid and have vanes as in a torque converter or auto transmission, never making...
Forum: AMG GT
08-29-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By slk55er

Really?

IMHO -- with so much road noise coming into the cabin, NO sound system in the GT models will deliver quality sound to the ears unless you are standing still or slowly cruising around your...
Forum: AMG GT
08-27-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By slk55er

Thanks much. The video shows what appear to be...

Thanks much. The video shows what appear to be multiple discs in both clutches, but who knows if these are wear out items?
Forum: AMG GT
08-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By slk55er

Stupid Question?

Hmm. No answers or replies. Maybe a stupid question, but surely someone on this forum know a a lot about our DCTs.
Forum: AMG GT
08-24-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By slk55er

Clutch Disc in our "Dual Clutch Transmission" (DCT) ?

So do our DCT transmissions contain one or more traditional clutch discs with friction material that will eventually need to be replaced? Ultimately, after say, hundreds of Race Starts, what will be...
Forum: AMG GT
08-23-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,804
Posted By slk55er

Love it except for too much road noise (which I...

Love it except for too much road noise (which I have reduced significantly -- see my post) and the outside mirrors should be lower because they block vision of traffic coming from the side. Otherwise...
Forum: AMG GT
08-07-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By slk55er

Bow wave

Ouch! Sorry man. The water may not look that deep but the vehicle movement through the water creates a bow wave higher than the water level. The water gets sucked into the intake manifold instead of...
Forum: AMG GT
08-03-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By slk55er

Give 'Em a Ride & Tell 'Em This:

Explain the knobs and buttons on the center console, including "C" and "RACE", and maybe about the engine and carbon fiber driveshaft, then tell them:

"Mercedes makes a lot of very comfortable and...
Forum: AMG GT
07-26-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By slk55er

Alexfor8's posts with photos and instructions...

Alexfor8's posts with photos and instructions were very helpful, thank you, in removing and re-installing the panels on the sides, bottom and rear of the hatch.

Of course, I did not have a...
Forum: AMG GT
07-26-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By slk55er

I've found that by reducing the road noise, the...

I've found that by reducing the road noise, the exhaust note is more dominant and "pleasant" in an AMG way, if you know what I mean.
Forum: AMG GT
07-25-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By slk55er

Sound Deadening Mats Installed at Rear

This info is posted in the thread about removing the rear hatch liner located at https://mbworld.org/forums/amg-gt-gts/671824-anyone-know-how-remove-inner-plastic-rear-hatchback.html. That thread...
Forum: AMG GT
07-25-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,676
Posted By slk55er

I'll post this in a separate thread. ...

I'll post this in a separate thread.

Unfortunately, I did not take any photos inside the hatch when I had the panels removed. I did take photos inside the rear wheel well which I'll post here. I...
Forum: AMG GT
07-23-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,676
Posted By slk55er

Use a Chisel for the "Mounting Wedge"

I just finished removing and re-installing the panels on the sides, bottom and rear of the rear hatch. This was for the purpose of installing some additional sound deadening material to reduce the...
Forum: AMG GT
07-03-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By slk55er

I erroneously added too much oil -- about 3/4...

I erroneously added too much oil -- about 3/4 quart too much when I did not wait the required time and misread the dipstick. This message appeared in RED. It took several tries, but I used a turkey...
Forum: AMG GT
05-21-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By slk55er

Thanks for your comments. The roads and parking...

Thanks for your comments. The roads and parking lots are dry today, Sunday the 21st, 3 days later thanks to the intense Colorado sunshine here at 9300 ft. elevation. Yesterday was swimsuit day at...
Forum: AMG GT
05-18-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By slk55er

Here's Why We Augment Our GTS with a GLC Coupe

Sorry if this is off topic, but I thought you might appreciate this photo taken May 18th in Frisco Colorado. 16" overnight and more on the way.
...
Forum: AMG GT
05-10-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By slk55er

I thought the rattle I was hearing was from my...

I thought the rattle I was hearing was from my display screen, but found that it was from the cover of the cup holders when the cover was open. You might want to check this.
Forum: AMG GT
05-08-2017, 07:08 PM
Forum: AMG GT
05-08-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By slk55er

Is this the oil filter housing & cap?

So is that the oil filter housing and black cap with the yellow stripe shown in the #3 under-car photo posted by Dr. Graphx (thank you) at
...
Forum: AMG GT
04-17-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By slk55er

Judy to clarify -- the Collision Avoidance...

Judy to clarify -- the Collision Avoidance feature is a standard feature that will bring the car to a stop and is separate from the optional Distronic which lets one follow a leading vehicle ahead at...
04-17-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By slk55er

Could also be due to inadequate cool-down after...

Could also be due to inadequate cool-down after heavy braking causing heat soak into a small section of the rotor under the pads. This can change the temper in that section of the pad, leading to...
Forum: AMG GT
04-17-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By slk55er

Try This

This should work:

- Press "Home" on the left-side steering wheel buttons.
- Scroll up or down to "Settings", click OK
- Scroll (if necessary) to "Drive Assist", click OK
- Scroll (if necessary)...
Forum: AMG GT
04-14-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

NOTE: A mounted stock front wheel/tire will fit...

NOTE: A mounted stock front wheel/tire will fit in the rear hatch, but the 295/30x20 wheel/tire will not. The rear wheel/tire will fit into the front passenger seat.
Forum: AMG GT
04-02-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By slk55er

My Bad: Checking the Oil Level with a Cold Engine

Please forgive me if there has been discussion of this (I couldn't find it) and for most of you "long-time" GT/GTS owners probably know all this, but as a new owner, it was a surprise for me to learn...
Forum: AMG GT
03-23-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By slk55er

One Solution: If you want a full-size spare

If for whatever reason (race track, remote area travel, etc.) you'd like to occasionally carry a real spare tire and jack and don't want to pay for a MB wheel and tire, here is one solution. Suggest...
Forum: AMG GT
03-22-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

I don't know about the SLS, and having owned an...

I don't know about the SLS, and having owned an SL, I'd probably agree, but the stock wheel and tire will fit in the rear hatch of my GT S (excuse the reflection, but see the photo), although there...
Forum: AMG GT
03-21-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

Yes. I had that as the spare on my CLS63-S and I...

Yes. I had that as the spare on my CLS63-S and I had to use it in the rain on I-15 in Utah where the posted speed limit is 80 mph for several hundred miles.

I had to install and inflate the tire...
Forum: AMG GT
03-21-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

Spare Size

For a spare, I currently have a 225/40x19 on a wheel that matched the wheels on my CLS63. I don't know yet if this wheel will clear everything at the rear of the GT. My original post showing this...
Forum: AMG GT
03-21-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

On some occasional travels in remote areas of the...

On some occasional travels in remote areas of the western USA, and when participating in on-track driving events, it is helpful to have a spare tire and jack rather than relying on the TireFit...
Forum: AMG GT
03-21-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

Jack found on eBay

OK -- I found a jack on eBay for $30 that seems to work well at the center jacking point. It is MB part # A-211-583-02-15, "Type 211", manufactured in 2005 rated at 1100 kg (2425 lb.)
...
Forum: AMG GT
03-20-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

Yes, thank you. My bad. Because my GT has the...

Yes, thank you. My bad. Because my GT has the TireFit option, it does not have an emergency jack. Perhaps it should, but as a previously-owned CPO vehicle it did not come with one and I did not think...
Forum: AMG GT
03-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By slk55er

OK to Jack from this center point?

I know there are jacking pads at the front and rear of the rocker panels on the GT, but is it OK to jack the vehicle from the center slots pictured which are located directly below the outside...
Forum: AMG GT
03-20-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,638
Posted By slk55er

My CLS63 vs. my GT S...

I traded a '14 CLS63S with "577 HP" and AWD for a rear-drive '16 GT S with "503 HP." Both have a Race Start setting which I have used. I believe that the HP and 0 - 60 times published by MB are both...
Forum: AMG GT
03-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 104,979
Posted By slk55er

GT S in Zion National Park

Here's my "Blue" on Red:

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=350957&d=1489936746

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=350958&d=1489936746
...
Forum: AMG GT
03-19-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By slk55er

GT S in Zion National Park

Here's my "Blue" on Red:

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=350957&d=1489936746

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=350958&d=1489936746
...
Forum: AMG GT
03-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By slk55er

Thank you all so much. I'll see what I can find....

Thank you all so much. I'll see what I can find. The white pad on the bay jacks perhaps is too large for the center jacking point slot on my GT S. But maybe not -- that slot for the jack is 2.5"x...
Forum: AMG GT
03-09-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By slk55er

GT Jack

My GT S has the TireFit option, but I'd like to carry a real spare and jack on occasion (like when going to the racetrack or on I-70 in Utah where "Next Services 113 miles" is posted.)

Would...
03-09-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By slk55er

Thanks for the thoughts about refund, etc. ,...

Thanks for the thoughts about refund, etc. , zhenyaf. I'll consider changing to 12K miles/year, but I probably will not use that many miles. I'll probably just let the lease stand as-is and see what...
03-05-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By slk55er

How to extend a 36mo lease to 39-48 months?

I will not be buying the GLC300 Coupe. I love it, but will be leasing another SUV at the end of our current lease. I'm 3 months into a 36mo, 30K mile lease and I made the mistake of including...
Forum: AMG GT
02-15-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By slk55er

Thank you, Case1906.

Thank you, Case1906.
Forum: AMG GT
02-13-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By slk55er

Code for GT and GTS (like C218 or X253)?

Just purchased a 2016 CPO GTS and would appreciate that info. Traded the CLS63 S and need to update my signature. Thanks.
02-03-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By slk55er

Thank you for your replies. We did include it in...

Thank you for your replies. We did include it in our GLC300 Coupe lease.
12-31-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By slk55er

Pre-paid maintenance included in Lease?

Can pre-paid maintenance, say for 3 years, be included/added to a lease amount. If so is that a good idea? Actually, it seems like this should automatically be included with a leased vehicle --...
06-01-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By slk55er

Absolutely I agree -- sounds like a cheap GM car....

Absolutely I agree -- sounds like a cheap GM car.

Mercedes, how could you do this? Please go back to the chirp!
Forum: W218
05-06-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By slk55er

Window Tint

This bothered me -- I solved this by applying a thin strip of grey window tint to the lower lights. All is good now, looking like it should have in the first place.
01-16-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By slk55er

01-15-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By slk55er

Poly-V-Belt Replacement Interval?

So what is the recommended mileage interval for replacement of the V-Belt on the GLK350? In my maintenance manual, inspection is regularly listed. I see replacement at 120K miles for a hybrid ML and...
08-02-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By slk55er

Windshield Washer Tank Repair

If you are out of warranty and have a leak in this tank, see the link at

https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class-x204/512907-diy-windshield-washer-tank-leak-repair.html

which describes the...
05-07-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By slk55er

Toe In

It's possible that the situation will be even worse with the wider tires.

I'd re-check the rear toe in. On my Fiat X1/9, the dealer misread the toe in spec and set the toe in as 0.5" rather than...
Forum: W218
05-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By slk55er

We ran K&Ns on our race cars but we cleaned them...

We ran K&Ns on our race cars but we cleaned them with carb cleaner and oiled them prior to every race -- OK on a race car with frequent maintenance, but IMHO, not suitable on a street car unless they...
Forum: W218
03-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By slk55er

You will always enjoy the 4matic, but always...

You will always enjoy the 4matic, but always regret not getting the S Model.
03-17-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By slk55er

Great! Thank you.

Great! Thank you.
03-17-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By slk55er

2015 C300 Forum?

Is this the correct forum for the new (2015) C300 model that a family member just purchased? Thank you for the info.
03-15-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By slk55er

Only when it is sub freezing on my 2010 and a...

Only when it is sub freezing on my 2010 and a littel assistance to the motor, pushing in the desired direction seems to solve the problem.
03-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,162
Posted By slk55er

The FM transmitter device (Walmart or Target) is...

The FM transmitter device (Walmart or Target) is still an option.
03-05-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,162
Posted By slk55er

On my '03 I plug an audio mini cable from my...

On my '03 I plug an audio mini cable from my Android earphone output jack into the female plug in the glovebox the use the AUX function on the radio to listen to music or radio (Tunein Radio app)...
01-19-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By slk55er

The trunk (which I assume you mean, not "truck")...

The trunk (which I assume you mean, not "truck") opening is generally 45 - 48 inches wide but narrows briefly to 35 inches to accommodate the rear shock towers. I have the Mercedes rubber mat, but it...
01-17-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By slk55er

With the front seat in the farthest back...

With the front seat in the farthest back position, I measure 60 inches straight back to the trunk rear hatch. With the front seat in the most forward position, I measure 70 inches straight back....
01-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By slk55er

Valentine V1 SAVVY?

By chance do you have a Valentine 1 radar detector installed with their "SAVVY" unit connected to the OBD connector? After buying my "SAVVY" unit, Valentine posted a disclaimer staying that this...
Forum: W218
01-16-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,697
Posted By slk55er

By chance do you have a Valentine 1 radar...

By chance do you have a Valentine 1 radar detector installed with their "SAVVY" unit connected to the OBD connector? After buying my "SAVVY" unit, Valentine posted a disclaimer staying that this...
Forum: W218
01-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By slk55er

Strategy

If you really are serious about obtaining the minimum possible run times in a competition, you'll need a strategy for minimizing weight. This includes removing everything possible from the vehicle --...
Forum: W218
01-06-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By slk55er

My Dragstrip Experience

In case you have not seen my post, here's the link to my experience that you may find of interest:

https://mbworld.org/forums/w218/544608-my-experience-rs-drag-strip.html#post6070728
12-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By slk55er

See if you can get AutoZone (free), an...

See if you can get AutoZone (free), an alternative parts store or your local MB dealer to read any fault codes. If all is OK, you might check the motor and transmission mounts -- I'm not sure, but...
Forum: W218
12-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,697
Posted By slk55er

What a Waste This Forum Has Become

Just like the C218 forum. Too bad. Way too many ads that are updated daily and few helpful posts.
12-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By slk55er

What a Waste This Forum Has Become

Too bad. Way too many ads that are updated daily and few helpful posts.
Forum: W218
11-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By slk55er

Paper Oil Filter?

I'm surprised that the oil filter for the CLS63 (278 180 00 09) is paper and not fleece like for all of my other past and present Mercedes models. Any reason for this other than perhaps lack of...
10-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By slk55er

I don't know about calipers, but it turns out...

I don't know about calipers, but it turns out that the front rotors I have in stock for my '07 CLS550 (now sold) are the same as the rotors on my '10 GLK350. Perhaps the calipers are the same and an...
09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,639
Posted By slk55er

Here's a Fix

The link to the thread for one fix approach is:

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/511989-230-690-09-41-9c83-panel-wing-fix.html

However, I was successful in simply applying a thin bead...
Forum: W218
09-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By slk55er

I'd go with the Michelins and hold speed to less...

I'd go with the Michelins and hold speed to less than the tire speed rating -- probably OK in the winter. Even better if they are available in something close in size would be Nokian Hakkapeliittas....
09-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By slk55er

245/45R20 Michelin MXV4s Fit OK on '10 GLK350 4Matic

Purchased from TireRack UTQG: 620 A A, Price: $254.00 (each)

I mounted only 1 on the stock 20" rim to check fitment before mounting the remaining three. Clearance at the top of the tire with...
Forum: W218
09-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By slk55er

Help: Battery Discharges in 3 days, 6 AMPs drawing

With my '14 CLS63 sitting and all systems off (as far as I know), the large battery in the engine compartment discharges such that in 3 days the car will not start. When I connect an ammeter it shows...
09-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By slk55er

Help: What Is Drawing 6 AMPs when "Off"?

With my '14 CLS63 sitting and all systems off (as far as I know), the large battery in the engine compartment discharges such that in 3 days the car will not start. When I connect an ammeter it shows...
08-31-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By slk55er

Also, many independent repair shops can check for...

Also, many independent repair shops can check for exhaust gas in the coolant by connecting an instrument to the coolant expansion tank cap. The equipment "sniffs" the fumes in the coolant to detect...
Forum: W218
08-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,590
Posted By slk55er

HOW TO: Replace the Space-Saver Spare with a Real Tire

While traveling on I-15 with my CLS63 AMG S in central Utah where the speed limit is 80 mph, I ran over an unavoidable object and suffered a front right tire flat. I used the “50 mph maximum...
08-21-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By slk55er

HOW TO: Replace that Space-saver Spare with a Real Tire

While traveling on I-15 with my CLS63 AMG S in central Utah where the speed limit is 80 mph, I ran over an unavoidable object and suffered a front right tire flat. I used the “50 mph maximum...
08-18-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,651
Posted By slk55er

See my post on Do It Yourself repair in the...

See my post on Do It Yourself repair in the thread at

https://mbworld.org/forums/w218/474777-cls-63-curbed-wheel-repairs-best-place.html#post5647353

You can try several spray paints, depending...
07-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By slk55er

On my '03 SL500 and other MBs, the doors will...

On my '03 SL500 and other MBs, the doors will lock after 30 - 60 seconds unless a door or trunk is opened. I believe this is intentional as an anti-theft/security measure which assumes that there...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By slk55er

Reaction Time Measurement

After some discussion with event organizers, we concluded that "Reaction Time" is measured from the time the Green Light turns on until the front wheels completely leave the start/staging box. That...
06-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By slk55er

Reaction Time Measurement

After some discussion with event organizers, we concluded that "Reaction Time" is measured from the time the Green Light turns on until the front wheels completely leave the start/staging box. That...
Forum: W218
06-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

Reacton Time Measurement

After some discussion with event organizers, we concluded that "Reaction Time" is measured from the time the Green Light turns on until the front wheels completely leave the start/staging box. That...
Forum: W218
06-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

Hmm. Well, if interested only in "Elapsed Time...

Hmm. Well, if interested only in "Elapsed Time (ET)" as it appears on a sheet of paper, that's true. But in a head-to-head competition elimination at the drag strip (or traffic light), if two...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-05-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By slk55er

Reply to the previoius posts --

I don't believe the black top surface would cause any bog down as you describe. An immediate perfect launch is a lot to ask of our street vehicles. The bog down might be cured with a slight...
06-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By slk55er

Wikipedia's List of Fastest Cars

Wikipedia does not have a listing for the CLS, but it lists the E63 AMG-S with a quarter mile time of 11.5 at 123mph and a verified 0-60 time of 3.2 sec. See the web page at

List of fastest...
Forum: W218
06-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

Wikipedia's list of fastest cars

Wikipedia does not have a listing for the CLS, but it lists the E63 AMG-S with a quarter mile time of 11.5 at 123mph and a verified 0-60 time of 3.2 sec. See the web page at

List of fastest...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By slk55er

My Experience with Race Start at the Drag Strip

NOTE: I ran with my '14 CLS63 AMG -S rather than an E-series, but I believe this may be of interest to this forum.

SUMMARY: It was a challenge to coordinate the Race Start (RS) sequence with the...
Forum: W218
06-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

No problem. I did not take your comments as...

No problem. I did not take your comments as criticism at all. You have a valid question and concern. WRT the top fuel dragsters -- although their straight line performance is incredible, I have yet...
Forum: W218
06-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

Surely I had some reservations on both accounts...

Surely I had some reservations on both accounts but this was not a competitive event -- it was a leaning experience using the capabilities that MB built into the vehicle. Why does MB provide a RS...
06-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By slk55er

I believe that somewhere MB lists a 1/4 mile time...

I believe that somewhere MB lists a 1/4 mile time as "under 12 seconds" with a speed of 122mph, so my times, considering the elevation and temperature are consistent with those claims. I'm sorry that...
Forum: W218
06-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By slk55er

My Experience with RS on the Drag Strip

SUMMARY: It was a challenge to coordinate the Race Start (RS) sequence with the sequence of the “Christmas Tree” start lights. In a pressure situation (as in an elimination run), without a LOT of...
06-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By slk55er

My Experience with RS on the Drag Strip

SUMMARY: It was a challenge to coordinate the Race Start (RS) sequence with the sequence of the “Christmas Tree” start lights. In a pressure situation (as in an elimination run), without a LOT of...
Forum: W218
04-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By slk55er

CLS63 in Zion National Park (Photos)

Here's a photo of my latest ride taken on the tunnel road in Zion National Park. The red cliffs across the valley are about a mile away. The second photo was taken in the red cliffs above my home...
Forum: W218
04-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By slk55er

Our mbrace location limited to 1 mile.

I was surprised -- while traveling with a different vehicle out of state I thought I'd see if my 63 was still safe in my garage using my mbrace account. However I got the message "Unable to locate...
04-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,090
Posted By slk55er

Our mbrace locator limited to 1 mile

I was surprised -- while traveling out of state I thought I'd see if my 63 was still safe in my garage using my mbrace account. However I got the message "Unable to locate vehicle. Vehicle is more...
Forum: W218
03-14-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By slk55er

Well I was going to simply post "Yuck! I hope...

Well I was going to simply post "Yuck! I hope not" but decided not to.
03-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,146
Posted By slk55er

Why Bother?

Lug bolts are a critical safety item on any vehicle. I've seen aftermarket bolts that shear off when tightened to 100 lb-ft. Who knows what you are buying off of eBay. Bite the bullet and buy ones...
Forum: W218
03-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By slk55er

So OBD Monitors Vehicle Speed -- Records Also?

I installed a Valentine1 radar detector "SAVVY" unit in my CLS63. This unit connects to the OBD (diagnostic) receptacle under the driver-side dash. It provides a convenient power supply and...
Forum: W218
03-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By slk55er

Thanks for both replies which confirm my...

Thanks for both replies which confirm my experience. I'll check again, but I believe in M mode the downshift is the same -- no double click, just hold the paddle in to downshift to the lowest safe...
Forum: W218
03-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By slk55er

Can't Double or Triple Click to Downshift 2 or 3 gears.

On my SLK55 AMG when, for example, in 4th gear, I could click the downshift button/paddle twice to go directly into 2nd gear without waiting for 3rd gear. This is useful when braking hard approaching...
Forum: W218
02-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By slk55er

Dealer Reply

My dealer (Hoehn Motors of Carlsbad, CA who has been extremely helpful) says:

"Here is your engine number in full:

15798160039673

You were right, thereís a 157 there. Iím told by our Shop...
02-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By slk55er

SOLD

Thank you.
Forum: W218
02-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By slk55er

Engine Code?

Would someone please advise me of the engine code (275, 276, etc.) for a 2014 E63 AMG S-package? Thanks much.
02-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By slk55er

Come on, Man -- Sombody out there would like this wheel --

I'd rather someone from this forum have this wheel than posting it on eBay or Craig's List.

Here's a deal for this beautiful Mercedes stock '07 CLS 18" wheel -- $100 including shipping west of...
02-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By slk55er

On your stock 18" rims off the car, insert a bolt...

On your stock 18" rims off the car, insert a bolt into one of the holes and measure how much bolt extends out the back of the wheel into the hub. Make sure that the same amount extends out with those...
02-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,032
Posted By slk55er

For Sale: One Stock '07 CLS WHEEL & TIRE (also '06?)

I've sold my '07 CLS550 and carried this wheel and tire as a spare (it does fit in the trunk wheel well and the trunk floor will be flat if you remove the styrofoam pad and liner- see photo.) This...
01-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By slk55er

I shipped a vehicle from Colorado to CA and found...

I shipped a vehicle from Colorado to CA and found that mover "brokers" such as http://www.autotransport.com often post the shipment on a broker website and the shipment goes out for bid. Shippers who...
01-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By slk55er

Yes -- problem solved

Low PS fluid led to air ingested into the tandem pump. Thankfully, flushing the ABC system with new fluid (and replacing the filter) eliminated the ABC warning and restored the system to normal....
01-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,270
Posted By slk55er

I got out my handy Volt-Ammeter and measured 0.5...

I got out my handy Volt-Ammeter and measured 0.5 - 1.1 ohms on several different types of bulbs. I think you'd need a resistor of that value with a 300 Watt rating and a 24Amp fuse. (Note: I=V/R,...
01-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,270
Posted By slk55er

Just a guess, but here's a possibility. An...

Just a guess, but here's a possibility. An onboard computer is detecting the open circuit and no test current flowing in the cut wires. You could either reconnect the bulbs with a grounded socket and...
12-19-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,818
Posted By slk55er

Great! Thanks for the correction -- I'll edit my...

Great! Thanks for the correction -- I'll edit my post.
12-18-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,818
Posted By slk55er

CORRECTION & UPDATE

IN FACT: Motor can be replaced by removing the panel behind the glove box. Original part number is 2308200214 (Behr, $312), but part number 2118300908 also works and is available from Behr for around...
12-18-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By slk55er

Agree. The bearing in the motor wears out and...

Agree. The bearing in the motor wears out and causes a noise -- somewhere between a "repeating chirp" and "squeal". Motor can be replaced by removing the panel behind the glove box. Original part...
12-07-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By slk55er

I agree. 1.042 raised to the 38th power is 4.77,...

I agree. 1.042 raised to the 38th power is 4.77, so $4200 then is $20,055 now. But you have to admit that it sounds good and it is impressive -- at least for a "Fix It Again Tony" built by the...
12-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By slk55er

My SLK55 AMG and Fiat X1/9

OK, you Fiat enthusiasts. Here's a photo of my recent rides. I bought the Fiat X1/9 new in 1974 and owned it until about 2 years ago -- neon green and orange interior -- perfect for 1974! Purchased...
12-06-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By slk55er

Thanks for the info. Hope you get AOK without too...

Thanks for the info. Hope you get AOK without too much hassle.
12-05-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By slk55er

Question to "cowiepeters": (Sorry for the...

Question to "cowiepeters": (Sorry for the problems you are having.)

When the suspension problem appears to be fixed, does the "ABC Drive Carefully" message clear itself or does the dealer have to...
11-25-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,289
Posted By slk55er

ABC Filter Part Number NOW FOUND

The number on the cap of my ABC reservoir is "001 989 24 03". Is that the old 10 micron filter? If so, please tell me the number for the new 3 micron filter.

FOUND IT -- thanks to "haoz129's"...
11-24-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,520
Posted By slk55er

One More Thing

Excellent. Thanks, Brian. I'll give it a try, but I have an additional step to suggest:

Before starting the engine to pump fluid, suggest that the tank should be emptied (use a turkey baster) and...
11-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By slk55er

Red "ABC" after low PSteering fluid?

I assume that I've trashed the tandem (ABC/PS) pump, but is that likely after running low on PS fluid?

In freezing temps, I heard a "growl" when turning the steering wheel and took no action for...
11-16-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By slk55er

Hakka 7s -- excellent choice! I have these in a...

Hakka 7s -- excellent choice! I have these in a 18" studded version for my GLK which you can see at ...
11-15-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
Posted By slk55er

If you'd like to do this yourself, suggest you...

If you'd like to do this yourself, suggest you use "Dupli-Color Caliper Paint with Ceramic" which is available in various colors from AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc.

I've used this in silver (#BCP103)...
11-15-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By slk55er

BTW -- a wider 255 tire vs. a 235 will give you...

BTW -- a wider 255 tire vs. a 235 will give you LESS performance in wet, slush and snow. The narrower tire will bite down deeper and shed more slush, etc. than the wider tire. If you are concerned...
11-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By slk55er

Suggest you visit...

Suggest you visit http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp and plug in your parameters.

Are you running stock 17" wheels? (which I have listed as 7.5Jx17 H2, Offset 47.5)

255/60 may be a bit too...
11-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By slk55er

Sounds good. What size are these -- 245/45R20 ? ...

Sounds good. What size are these -- 245/45R20 ?

Thanks.
10-28-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By slk55er

NE1 running 245/45R20 ? (eg., Michelin MXV4)

Anyone using 245/45R20 tires on stock rims? There are a lot of tire choices in this size (vs. the stock 235/45R20 size), including Michelin's all-season MXV4 with a tread wear rating of 620 A A....
09-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,592
Posted By slk55er

DIY Windshield Washer Tank Leak Repair

Had a puddle of washer fluid and although still under warranty, I decided to try a do-it-yourself repair 'cause the nearest dealer is 120 miles away. I removed the left front wheel and forward inner...
08-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,801
Posted By slk55er

O'Reilly (WIX 51226)

Is that filter fleece as required by MB for the warranty or is it paper?
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