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04-19-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By Redwood415

I would say that part of the cam follower/lifter...

I would say that part of the cam follower/lifter problem is lack of lubrication along with the softer metal of the cam lobes versus the follower buckets. We have seen M156 motors with north of 180K...
04-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By Redwood415

If the spec sheet says ATF I would definitely...

If the spec sheet says ATF I would definitely roll with that. I know on most domestic applications for transfer cases it is usually ATF so that makes sense. to rule out any confusion call your dealer...
04-17-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By Redwood415

why is everyone calling them lifters? Lifters are...

why is everyone calling them lifters? Lifters are on pushrod motors with cam in block. They are cam followers/buckets
Anyway, we have seen many 272 motors that are somewhat noisy like that, run fine...
04-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,522
Posted By Redwood415

Yes unfortunately this is a widespread common...

Yes unfortunately this is a widespread common problem that affected thousands or cars, from 203's to 220's and ML's too (168)
04-17-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Redwood415

should be fine

should be fine
04-17-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By Redwood415

Fuchs Sintoid gear oil 75W85, same as rear diff....

Fuchs Sintoid gear oil 75W85, same as rear diff. Approx $35 per Liter.
04-15-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Redwood415

try and get as late a model as you can, late...

try and get as late a model as you can, late 211's and early 212's had a major engine problem with the balance shafts (M272 motors) after 09 and later was corrected.
04-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Redwood415

They have been really good as far as honoring the...

They have been really good as far as honoring the brake system warranties. I also had them replace entire fuel saddle tank and both modules 100% free of charge, they even detailed my car when I...
04-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Redwood415

Door light issues

My drivers side front door puddle lamp and red safety lamp do not come on, bulbs are okay as far as I know (1 normal, 1 LED)
Would this be a contact switch problem? The odd thing is that when I open...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-06-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Redwood415

They all sport the same block, crank, pistons and...

They all sport the same block, crank, pistons and rods and cylinder head designs (ALL M113K series engines for all USA models)
differences are very minimal and do not have to do with internals.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Redwood415

M113K runs rich by nature, without cats the smell...

M113K runs rich by nature, without cats the smell is awful especially when your really heavy on the throttle, the smell your smelling is not due to a leak.
I got 463 hp @ the wheels on dyno, WITH...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Redwood415

you will absolutely need air to pass inspections...

you will absolutely need air to pass inspections for emissions, your 02 sensors wont read enough oxygen in the exhaust stream and your MIL lamp will trigger, went through this with my 210 (4.2L M119...
02-04-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Redwood415

Thanks for that. do you know correct name for...

Thanks for that. do you know correct name for that LED door lamp? do you know if able to remove w/o removing panel and inner foil? Makes me wonder because LED lamps don't typically fail do they?
02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Redwood415

Door safety lamps (red)

gents- has anyone experienced their door "safety lamps" or red corner lights on the bottom edges of the doors not working?
I pulled the lens cover and they appear to be LED type. Does anyone know...
01-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,989
Posted By Redwood415

Mercedes pumps out from the top, no more need for...

Mercedes pumps out from the top, no more need for drain plugs on TC. If has been this way for at least the last 10 years..
01-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Redwood415

M278 in the S550 pulls like a bat out of hell in...

M278 in the S550 pulls like a bat out of hell in pure stock form! Can you reverse the mods back to stock, you might be better off.
years ago tried some mods on my M113K and had nothing but problems...
09-12-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Redwood415

Leave it alone, it was designed for maximum air...

Leave it alone, it was designed for maximum air efficiency and intake silence.
09-12-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By Redwood415

I know to each his own.. but why is everyone...

I know to each his own.. but why is everyone trying to make their cars louder? Most people but Mercedes for that silent performance that's quiet when cruising and sound like a beast when your full...
09-12-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Redwood415

Huh? Upgrade to E63 mufflers if you want...

Huh? Upgrade to E63 mufflers if you want increased noise. They are quiet when you are not hard on the throttle, best of both worlds.
08-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,509
Posted By Redwood415

superangrypenguin- Really, EGR does not exist on...

superangrypenguin- Really, EGR does not exist on gasoline cars?!?! Maybe you should talk to a few folks to get educated on the subject...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,664
Posted By Redwood415

Why subject your motor to all that increased...

Why subject your motor to all that increased heat, wear on bearings and decreased fuel economy? Clutched is the best of both worlds and intended for long term durability and reduced parasitic drag....
06-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Redwood415

you forgot about the fuel filter, not changing it...

you forgot about the fuel filter, not changing it WILL lead to premature fuel pump failure, pump has to work that much harder to pull fuel through restricted filter element. I have seen it happen at...
06-29-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By Redwood415

why wouldnt you just get an OEM Mercedes Varta...

why wouldnt you just get an OEM Mercedes Varta Battery? They are not that much more and have an 4 year unlimited replacement warranty, not that lame "pro-rated" warranty you get from aftermarket...
06-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Redwood415

Thank You "the new3" for that clarification. That...

Thank You "the new3" for that clarification. That explains why all literature I read referred to CLS and S350 euro models that we don't have here..
I had to buy this car on a whim for my wife, her...
06-18-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,509
Posted By Redwood415

That issue does not effect Mercedes M272 and M273...

That issue does not effect Mercedes M272 and M273 DI motors, There is no EGR system to pump all that garbage back into the engine and load up the intake valves and ports. They are able to achieve...
06-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By Redwood415

That carbon buildup on intake valve backs and...

That carbon buildup on intake valve backs and ports that everyone talks about is directly caused by EGR. Modern Mercedes from about 2010 onward M272 M273 had fully adjustable/variable cam timing on...
06-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Redwood415

M272 motor DI or not?

I have a new to me E350 coupe (2010) can anyone tell me what years the M272 3.5 4 valve DOHC motor had direct injection or just regular port injection? M272 literature says DI was offered sparingly...
05-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,551
Posted By Redwood415

I'm with you, Very rarely is it the ECM and...

I'm with you, Very rarely is it the ECM and usually when a shop can't find the issue they will pint to the ECM as a last resort. I have had this happen twice on W202 and W210 and both times the...
05-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,551
Posted By Redwood415

First priority for an advanced tech is to load...

First priority for an advanced tech is to load test battery, low voltage will cause all sorts of odd codes that will have rookie techs scratching their heads and chasing things that aren't there. Why...
05-29-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By Redwood415

there have been many many posts related to this...

there have been many many posts related to this subject and the Arnott air alternative as well as coil spring alternative, do a little searching I'm sure you'll find your answers. Nowadays genuine...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 116,822
Posted By Redwood415

not sure why there is not a recommended fluid...

not sure why there is not a recommended fluid change interval from Mercedes. I have asked at least 6 high volume reputable shops, they all say - "Leave it Alone" replacement not necessary since it's...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-24-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Redwood415

Oh yes, I think i remember hearing there were...

Oh yes, I think i remember hearing there were revisions made to the piston rings and they were being sold pre-installed/loaded on the pistons. That really sucks because people are forced to replace...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Redwood415

There are updated parts that supercede those old...

There are updated parts that supercede those old part numbers. You just need to go to dealer parts counter for help. They routinely rebuild those M156 motors and have parts readily available.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,149
Posted By Redwood415

Try your local MBZ dealer parts counter, im sure...

Try your local MBZ dealer parts counter, im sure they can order for you?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Redwood415

This may be a stupid question - Is the upper CD...

This may be a stupid question - Is the upper CD slot intended for the NAV CD and audio is supposed to be played on the CD changer only? I have been playing audio CD's on upper slot like a bonehead!
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,722
Posted By Redwood415

When installing the new O-rings, always lube up...

When installing the new O-rings, always lube up slightly with clean oil, when you install the new ones dry they can twist or bind up when you crank the cap down. I had this happen to me on ML (M112...
05-16-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Redwood415

Have you removed and cleaned the in car temp...

Have you removed and cleaned the in car temp sensor properly? If so, why not just replace it if it's giving faulty readings.
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-16-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By Redwood415

Parts, Parts, Parts

Gents, my daughter crashed her 190 this weekend, collision occurred just above the front bumper and took out the grill and radiator. We have decided to not repair it. Body and interior are very clean...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By Redwood415

I am actually glad the E55 is as quiet as it is....

I am actually glad the E55 is as quiet as it is. I think I am over trying to make increased noise with little to no performance gain. I have the Weistec CU and underdrive pulley, good enough for me!
04-04-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By Redwood415

The SLR is the reason I play the powerball...

The SLR is the reason I play the powerball lottery. Is there a recommended service interval for changing the Kompressor oil? For my E55 they are saying it is not necessary?
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Redwood415

good deal, cant go wrong for that price. I just...

good deal, cant go wrong for that price. I just put a used transmission in my daughters 190, she said she would rather have her old car up and running again than a new/used car 2014!
be sure to...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-22-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Redwood415

Cold start injector signal

Gents - i have a 93 190E 2.3L (M102) Can anyone tell me where the signal to fire the cold start injector comes from?
I know there is a temp sensor that channels through ECU and then to injector....
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By Redwood415

overly rich running condition is caused by a...

overly rich running condition is caused by a problem with your CIS fuel distributor, can you find a replacement at a wrecker?
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-20-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Redwood415

Likely culprits almost always involve - coolant...

Likely culprits almost always involve - coolant temp sensor, cold start injector, OVP relay, EHA valve on side of fuel dist, and or vacuum leaks.
I just haven't had the time to dig in mine,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-07-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Redwood415

I am experiencing the same things on a M102 motor...

I am experiencing the same things on a M102 motor (same air and ignition systems)
Please let us know your findings. I'm thinking it's a slow to react cold start injector/valve because about 10...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Redwood415

do fluid and filter service and keep fingers...

do fluid and filter service and keep fingers crossed for no permanent damage. Service 1st..
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,984
Posted By Redwood415

I wonder how the Weistec blower unit fares in...

I wonder how the Weistec blower unit fares in long term durability over the stock IHI unit? The Weistec has no clutch and is permanently engaged. I have seen 2 E55's with over 300K miles on stock...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,831
Posted By Redwood415

I got mine done for free and they replaced the...

I got mine done for free and they replaced the whole tank! God Bless America...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By Redwood415

Can't cams and followers/buckets be replaced w/o...

Can't cams and followers/buckets be replaced w/o removing the head? What am i missing here?
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Redwood415

I have had good long wearing from Pirelli P-zero...

I have had good long wearing from Pirelli P-zero Nero's , both E55 and 500E have them and they wear very flat and evenly. Previously only ran Bridgestone's, my rears are 285 30 20
Why does everyone...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By Redwood415

no need for Mercedes SDS tool to deactivate, we...

no need for Mercedes SDS tool to deactivate, we simply disconnect battery. It is advisable to bench bleed new/rebuilt calipers prior to reinstallation and connecting brake lines. You will however...
12-19-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Redwood415

these posts are supposed to be for older 202...

these posts are supposed to be for older 202 motorcars, just saying..
12-14-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Redwood415

you need to hook up to a Star Diag. computer,...

you need to hook up to a Star Diag. computer, Sometimes 1 issue will trigger multiple other codes in other areas. The Star tool will be very specific and narrow down codes to root causes. Otherwise...
12-12-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Redwood415

any MIL codes present?

any MIL codes present?
12-12-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Redwood415

you have not looked extensively enough. parts for...

you have not looked extensively enough. parts for all late 90's W202's are still available. You know how many thousands of 202 with the M111 motors they sold in the states! Worst case scenario, start...
12-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Redwood415

very informative, I remember the C36 was a big...

very informative, I remember the C36 was a big deal when it came out, and was the safety car for F1 and German Touring car races in the mid 90's before the W208 CLK 430 took over.
There is something...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Redwood415

California, we can run 15W50 all year. It will...

California, we can run 15W50 all year. It will RARELY drop below 35 or 40 here even in the dead of winter.
If I was in the East I would probably roll with the 5 or 15W40
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Redwood415

If your not drag racing your car there is no need...

If your not drag racing your car there is no need for additional IC cooling? believe it or not they do alright with the stock set up.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Redwood415

Oil quality and frequency of oil changes is...

Oil quality and frequency of oil changes is absolutely critical for those motors, so as not to exacerbate any issues with cam lobes / followers..
Mobil1 15W50 is all I run and have had other motors...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,474
Posted By Redwood415

I can tell you (because I have driven a few) They...

I can tell you (because I have driven a few) They are very heavy, typical Mercedes and are not intended to be a hot rod drag racing car, power comes on progressively at first and then you feel a...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-29-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,015
Posted By Redwood415

Not sure on the 63 but my stock 55 was buried at...

Not sure on the 63 but my stock 55 was buried at 160+ on highway 5 in California on way to Harris Ranch in Coalinga. This despite being "limited" to 155 (250kmh)
M113 is lower revving and seems very...
11-16-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Redwood415

I would advise to not drive the car at all at...

I would advise to not drive the car at all at that extreme low ride height. Why not just replace the compressor? There is a way to slightly lower the default ride height using the SDS computer but it...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-08-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Redwood415

The obvious is to start with a drain/fill + fresh...

The obvious is to start with a drain/fill + fresh filter
Those service intervals are way to long, 145K and trans only serviced twice? service should be done every 40K max.
These trans are pretty...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-08-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Redwood415

There would be some discoloration at the weld...

There would be some discoloration at the weld cracks if it were leaking, looks like you caught it early enough before to be a problem.
It has been said already that after flow testing of stock...
10-23-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By Redwood415

It's not a lifter.. They are cam followers or...

It's not a lifter.. They are cam followers or tappets
you only refer to them as lifters on pushrod motors with cam in block and push rods. OHC motors don't operate that way.
a little ticking is...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-20-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By Redwood415

I hate when people hack up their factory setups...

I hate when people hack up their factory setups with the crazy subwoofer boxes and lcd video screens everywhere. I recently passed on an S55 because it had too many alterations with big ugly 22"...
10-18-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 80,424
Posted By Redwood415

Bluetec fuel filter

That post is not helpful for guys with the 2013-2014 model years. There is a large protrusion that butts out of the turbo inlet pipe, directly above the fuel filter assy. making it literally...
10-10-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Redwood415

That symptom you describe does not sound like a...

That symptom you describe does not sound like a fluid type issue. maybe conductor plate. Have it scanned with a proper SDS computer and it might point you in the right direction. Good Luck and please...
09-29-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By Redwood415

That is abnormal for that motor? We have not seen...

That is abnormal for that motor? We have not seen a single chain job on M272 or even older 3 valve M112 for that matter. Our personal has 302K miles, original chain and heads have never even been...
09-29-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Redwood415

how are you noticing pressure, are there any...

how are you noticing pressure, are there any abnormal symptoms?
Forum: W211 AMG
09-26-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,116
Posted By Redwood415

there is a positive to the unit being clutched....

there is a positive to the unit being clutched. the s/c puts a lot of parasitic drag on the motor that equates to more fuel consumption. Motor only needs s/c on demand under loads. It's nice that it...
09-21-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Redwood415

oh dear, don't want to hurt anyones feelings...

oh dear, don't want to hurt anyones feelings now.. my apologies for keeping it real..


cheers mate.
09-21-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 76,231
Posted By Redwood415

Really, 100K miles?? try 300+ my wifes car has...

Really, 100K miles?? try 300+ my wifes car has 303K miles - Original transmission, rear axle, water pump, head gaskets.
Did have to change catalytic converters last month and will need motor mounts...
09-21-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Redwood415

Really do you need a chime? Unless you are a...

Really do you need a chime? Unless you are a chick I don't understand? It tells you right in the center display "reserve fuel" ?
08-30-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Redwood415

I have heard this story so many time over. If...

I have heard this story so many time over. If your battery is more than 6 years old and you are having strange error messages and weird things happening - replace your battery (even if it shows good...
08-30-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Redwood415

something critical was exposed to moisture...

something critical was exposed to moisture obviously. Let it dry out a few days, might be a tough one to diagnose or not..
08-15-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Redwood415

Fitment

Those 18's will fit just the same. W211 did not change wheel well size from 02-10
don't use too wide of a tire though, maybe 245 or 255 max?
08-15-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Redwood415

dont do it.

not sure if you really want to do that. It wont sound cool, it will sound like the car is broken and has a problem. If you really want a tasteful aggressive sound replace your tailpipe mufflers with...
08-15-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,087
Posted By Redwood415

what a tough crowd in this W221 Forum? So what if...

what a tough crowd in this W221 Forum? So what if the kid has an E63, who knows if that's even true. Everyone has posted dumb questions at some time or another. My guess is that it has a 250Kmh...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,478
Posted By Redwood415

Air ride does in fact make for a smooth ride as...

Air ride does in fact make for a smooth ride as compared to coils, this is especially true for the many cars (mine included) with larger wheels and lower profile tires. Keep it Original..
07-27-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Redwood415

Both my older C55 and current E55 (2005) have...

Both my older C55 and current E55 (2005) have aluminum drilled out pedals that say AMG in small black lettering. I'm assuming they used a couple of different styles? Cheers -
Forum: W211 AMG
07-26-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,717
Posted By Redwood415

Best color for 211 in my opinion. I wish I could...

Best color for 211 in my opinion. I wish I could have found one like that! I had an older E420 many years ago in that color and absolutely loved it.
07-26-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,444
Posted By Redwood415

Use only OEM Bosch or Valeo alternators with a...

Use only OEM Bosch or Valeo alternators with a OEM Varta battery.
We have seen all sorts of issues similar to yours with people using cheap aftermarket batteries and alternators. I guarantee a new...
07-26-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Redwood415

N jay, we have never seen or even heard of a...

N jay, we have never seen or even heard of a cracked iron block on diesel motors?
and yes trans oil does flow through tubes in radiator.
07-26-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Redwood415

Those are not AMG or even AMG look alike pedals?...

Those are not AMG or even AMG look alike pedals? real ones are drilled and have the letters anodized. sorry, had to state the obvious.
07-26-2017, 07:28 PM
07-26-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Redwood415

That's not okay. Remove belt and recheck all...

That's not okay. Remove belt and recheck all accessory drive pulleys and idlers, replace with OEM belt. tensioner should be in 100% perfect alignment with belt back surface no exceptions.
07-26-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Redwood415

You might want to let the pro's handle/diagnose...

You might want to let the pro's handle/diagnose the no-communication issue. Not to say you aren't capable but they have access to systematic troubleshooting methods/procedures to specific issues such...
07-17-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Redwood415

just buy the CD rom on Ebay for W211 for future...

just buy the CD rom on Ebay for W211 for future use? they aren't that much.
07-17-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Redwood415

if your going to change brands at least get a...

if your going to change brands at least get a larger X5? You know the Mercedes GL has more room that both of those and can actually pull a decent trailer. just saying..
07-17-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Redwood415

carefully check condition of motor oil for...

carefully check condition of motor oil for coolant contamination as well. Are you sure it isn't transmission oil in the coolant? we have seen coolant contamination due to a crack in the internal...
07-17-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 76,231
Posted By Redwood415

you must be new to the marque? ours has 295K...

you must be new to the marque? ours has 295K miles, I have seen many 280K miles +
highest I have seen was 343K miles (original motor, heads and trans) ...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-11-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Redwood415

05 no spare, only compressor kit?

05 no spare, only compressor kit?
06-29-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Redwood415

why don't you go to a Toyota forum! Lexus and...

why don't you go to a Toyota forum! Lexus and Toyotas are overrated anyway..
06-29-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,943
Posted By Redwood415

Hmmm. This is new to me, and I have been...

Hmmm. This is new to me, and I have been servicing 211's and 220's since they were first introduced! Thank You Warlocky. You learn something new everyday.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-21-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By Redwood415

never challenge a Mopar with 700+ hp. no...

never challenge a Mopar with 700+ hp. no brainer..
besides, E55 was never intended to be flogged like a drag racer.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-21-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By Redwood415

You guys forget it is still a Mercedes V8 and...

You guys forget it is still a Mercedes V8 and designed to go big miles. We have seen many of these with upwards of 250K miles plus! That's the only reason I have bought Mercedes in the 1st place, to...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Redwood415

those balloons keep the ride nice for guys like...

those balloons keep the ride nice for guys like me with 30 series rear tires. I would rather keep the factory set up, I'm not doing any extreme cornering, plus the car weighs 4200 lbs!!!
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 37,568
Posted By Redwood415

M156 motor in the E63 is prone to cam and lifter...

M156 motor in the E63 is prone to cam and lifter failures (early production) The shop has seen at least 5 or 6 with the same cam lobe issues. This is why I keep my E55 with the more reliable M113...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,495
Posted By Redwood415

very rare, I would snatch it up if I could. Due...

very rare, I would snatch it up if I could. Due to lack of proper service records I would demand the price be reduced significantly. you don't want to be replacing air shocks, or a transmission after...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,381
Posted By Redwood415

my car does that warm up stumble when idling,...

my car does that warm up stumble when idling, seem like it happens when mixture starts to lean out slightly after cold start enrichment goes away. This would make sense since that air temp sensor...
06-09-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Redwood415

$750 very steep, wrecked E55 in Rancho Cordova,...

$750 very steep, wrecked E55 in Rancho Cordova, mufflers are $200! with upstream resonators..
Forum: W211 AMG
06-06-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By Redwood415

Headers or not, exhaust needs to be moved for...

Headers or not, exhaust needs to be moved for ease of mounts removal and replacement. All 211 cars are like this.
05-24-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,824
Posted By Redwood415

I have found better prices for OEM AMG parts...

I have found better prices for OEM AMG parts overseas in U.K. ads online
Or you could try RennTech in Florida.
05-24-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 154,231
Posted By Redwood415

brake pads and rotors last night. will need 1...

brake pads and rotors last night. will need 1 front caliper replacement and a brake flush still. tricky with the SBC system.
05-24-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Redwood415

E-wagon ALL DAY.. R-class looks like a common...

E-wagon ALL DAY.. R-class looks like a common Japanese mini van.
05-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Redwood415

All early W211's have this issue 2003-2006 The...

All early W211's have this issue 2003-2006 The supplier they used had very low grade wire insulation and they didn't know until years later.
Sure it doesn't look good but lights will still function...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-17-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Redwood415

What's wrong with the original filter bag on the...

What's wrong with the original filter bag on the pump assembly? I wouldn't do anything to potentially restrict fuel flow even if only minimally. You will still need to change the OEM filter once in...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-17-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By Redwood415

poor car..

poor car..
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Redwood415

new style pumps are not compatible with using old...

new style pumps are not compatible with using old connectors/harness
all must be replaced at the same time. Older obsolete units are known to overheat because of increased amperage draw from the...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Redwood415

the increased rev limit will get you minimal...

the increased rev limit will get you minimal gains and over strain blower and internal components. M113 is not really a hard revving motor like the M159 6.2L motors (those motors thrive on revs) E55...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By Redwood415

SBC woes are really hit and miss, my wifes old...

SBC woes are really hit and miss, my wifes old E320 with SBC has 290K miles with absolutely zero issues related to SBC or brakes in general. But issues like the one you shared are the reason for the...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-05-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,451
Posted By Redwood415

you being in Chicago that's a good weight, in...

you being in Chicago that's a good weight, in California where it doesn't freeze we use 15W50 mobil 1 of course.
05-03-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,531
Posted By Redwood415

It doesn't matter that much. Just get some nice...

It doesn't matter that much. Just get some nice Zimmerman rotors and Textar pads that are correct per your VIN# and call it good. I wouldn't use the Japanese Akebono stuff on my ride, those ceramic...
05-03-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Redwood415

much less time and money to simply upgrade to an...

much less time and money to simply upgrade to an E500 if you are looking for V8 torque. Its not as easy as it seems because of systems compatibility, 2006 is way more advanced in regards to body,...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Redwood415

Im up for it, my parents live in woodside. I have...

Im up for it, my parents live in woodside. I have an 05' - follow up with date and time.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,321
Posted By Redwood415

I would be there in a heartbeat if it was closer....

I would be there in a heartbeat if it was closer. California...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-30-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Redwood415

What are the gains over stock manifolds for...

What are the gains over stock manifolds for those? Just curious.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,828
Posted By Redwood415

awesome pictures! Thank You.....

awesome pictures! Thank You.....
Forum: W211 AMG
03-23-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By Redwood415

I am running the exact same aspect tires on my...

I am running the exact same aspect tires on my O.Z. rims, Im switching to 35 series on the rears next time around. They look killer but not much there!
Forum: W211 AMG
03-16-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By Redwood415

Did you get the red error message on the cluster...

Did you get the red error message on the cluster about the SBC?
If not I would disregard and go on with the normal brake job if pump and accumulator are still holding correct BAR pressure?

...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-16-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,828
Posted By Redwood415

The guy at Brabus said the performance gain over...

The guy at Brabus said the performance gain over stock injectors was close to nothing, Stock injectors flow well enough unless you are doing other heavy mods. That was why I didn't upgrade mine for...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-07-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Redwood415

these type of breakdowns are almost always...

these type of breakdowns are almost always related to fuel pump and or relay failure. Always remember that these pumps are uprated to flow a whole lot more fuel than your run of the mill E320 or even...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-07-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Redwood415

yes we all know that AMG has been involved with...

yes we all know that AMG has been involved with Mercedes since the 70's
There was not a series production 3.2L AMG 190E, You are correct the C32 was a W203, the one I was thinking about was the C36...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-06-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,005
Posted By Redwood415

fuel pump, catalytic converter..

fuel pump, catalytic converter..
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-06-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Redwood415

loosen 19 mil bolt on front of actual tensioner,...

loosen 19 mil bolt on front of actual tensioner, and then use tensioner rod to increase tension, be very gentle to not overtighten, these break very easily and are a pain to have to replace. spray a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-06-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Redwood415

no, only Carlsson and Brabus, C32 with M112 with...

no, only Carlsson and Brabus, C32 with M112 with 3.2 Litre was later in W202 body style around 96
You might have seen a oddball badge that someone just stuck on their car.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-06-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Redwood415

Mysterious trans fluid consumption

My daughters 93 2.3 uses approx. a full liter of trans fluid every month?
There are not any visible leaks around bell housing, pan or output shaft?
I am stumped as to where it could be going....
02-01-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,454
Posted By Redwood415

278K miles on my wifes 03 E320 with M112 motor ...

278K miles on my wifes 03 E320 with M112 motor
zero mechanical failures except for failed fuel pump around 190K miles.
I have been up on ALL services since day 1...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-05-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Redwood415

Only early W124's with M119 V8 (400E , 500E) had...

Only early W124's with M119 V8 (400E , 500E) had chain stretch and guide issues sometimes. A non issue with modern M112 and M113 V8's
Forum: W211 AMG
01-05-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Redwood415

Unacceptable by any standard. We have a W211 with...

Unacceptable by any standard. We have a W211 with triple that mileage (274K miles) with ZERO mechanical failures aside from a failed fuel pump around 150K miles! A huge oversight by Daimler Benz AG.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-20-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Redwood415

yes, I am finding out there are many changes to...

yes, I am finding out there are many changes to the AMG fuel system versus the normal W211. Thanks for your help..
Forum: W211 AMG
12-20-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Redwood415

Fuel filter location and service interval

Is fuel filter in tank on Right side (passenger side) just the same as other W211's for the E55? When looking at images it looks like a twin pump assembly versus my E320's single assembly? Can anyone...
12-15-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Redwood415

Cluster

It needs to tie into original control unit (DME) to function properly
12-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By Redwood415

interested in E55 speedo

what are you asking for you speedo? 200mph right?


Thanks.
12-15-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Redwood415

We did it with a pressure bleeder and no SDS...

We did it with a pressure bleeder and no SDS (battery disconnected)
system must be de-pressurized beforehand, this is the only major safety concern before cracking bleeders open.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Redwood415

If you spend $5K on it you cant go wrong even if...

If you spend $5K on it you cant go wrong even if it fails in a year or two..Still looks really nice and would make a hell of a commuter car!
09-23-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,146
Posted By Redwood415

why the replacement?

why the replacement?
09-23-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,146
Posted By Redwood415

did the manifold have a crack in it? usually they...

did the manifold have a crack in it? usually they just do the gaskets?
09-23-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Redwood415

you might have a battery that is on its way out....

you might have a battery that is on its way out. when voltage falls below a certain threshold you get all kinds of wacky messages like that. verify age and condition of battery, if more than 5 years...
09-23-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Redwood415

Must be a Massachusetts thing? Living here in the...

Must be a Massachusetts thing? Living here in the west, we literally NEVER see that.
Been servicing MBZ since 1992 and never an issue with any OEM springs. Cant go wrong with OEM's when it comes to...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 166,105
Posted By Redwood415

Highly informative. Great list. Only thing not on...

Highly informative. Great list. Only thing not on list that worries me is the SBC pump unit itself.
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