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06-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,632
Posted By Blazeracer

He must have been flapping his gums to make it...

He must have been flapping his gums to make it sound like he knows what he's talking about. That's the part number I have in my car right now. Thanks for the info.
06-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,632
Posted By Blazeracer

I'm just going by what the guy told me based on...

I'm just going by what the guy told me based on the VIN number for my car. He said there are three different options for the front battery. I had to go outside and take of pic for him.
06-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,632
Posted By Blazeracer

Old thread but I'll post a current update. ...

Old thread but I'll post a current update.

My front battery...
06-15-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By Blazeracer

I've found in the half a year I've owned my car...

I've found in the half a year I've owned my car that if I stressed everytime this thing made a weird noise or had a slight vibration, I'd go crazy tracking down absolutely nothing. Between the wife...
06-13-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Blazeracer

The dash had a service brakes soon indicator....

The dash had a service brakes soon indicator. Then a few days later it went red. Maybe it was a couple of weeks, ours is a daily driver.
06-13-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

Are you putting it in the correct tube? The...

Are you putting it in the correct tube? The taller one is oil, the shorter one is trans.
06-13-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

I just did my own oil change last weekend. Fist I...

I just did my own oil change last weekend. Fist I spent $60 on an oil extractor and the tube wouldnít go all the way down. Itís hitting something a few inches from the bottom. Option B, and IMO is...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-13-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By Blazeracer

Oh man, I just saw that head flow chart. Those...

Oh man, I just saw that head flow chart. Those are some real nice numbers for smaller displacement heads. In comparision to my big block heads anyway that flow over 400cfm.

Still.. DAYUM!! Your...
05-03-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Blazeracer

The little switch in the door panel? Mine has...

The little switch in the door panel? Mine has done the same thing twice. It was just stuck. I haven't replaced it.
05-03-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Blazeracer

LS swap would be easier than that one. Bore and...

LS swap would be easier than that one. Bore and stroke the 5.0 would probably the cheaper route with less headaches to get more displacemnt.
05-03-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Blazeracer

That should be impossible. I don't know about...

That should be impossible. I don't know about Mercedes, but the GM drive by wire system are triple redundant. You'll maybe get like two 5 volt references that run one high to low and another low to...
05-03-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Blazeracer

So after all that nonsense, the eBay unit leaks...

So after all that nonsense, the eBay unit leaks also. Soooo, I took the original locking pawl to my local hydraulic shop. He popped the snap ring out, pulled the plunger out, put on a new o-ring, and...
04-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Blazeracer

Went through the process and learned something...

Went through the process and learned something new. IF one of these cylinders is leaking, IT IS NOT THE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY and there is no need to change it. These essemblies on the roll bar serve for...
04-14-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Blazeracer

Found a tested and working cylinder on eBay for...

Found a tested and working cylinder on eBay for $35 shipped. Just some direction on how to change it out. Thanks again.
04-14-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Blazeracer

Hydraulic fluid leak

Hi all. I've been having to keep the fluid in my hydraulic top reservoir topped off lately. I finally got around to seeing where the leak is at today and it is very clearly coming from the cylinder...
03-23-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Blazeracer

COMAND, now with Bluetooth

Added Bluetooth to my 2003 SL500 with the old version stereo. Since there is a 1/8" jack in the glove box, it was super easy. I started by ordering a 12 volt Bluetooth dongle off of Amazon that uses...
03-17-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By Blazeracer

We took a nice little highway ride to an outlet...

We took a nice little highway ride to an outlet center today. MPG was at 20.1 at one point with the cruise control set at about 70. I love my 03 SL500.
03-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By Blazeracer

No, SL500's are not unreliable. I firmly believe...

No, SL500's are not unreliable. I firmly believe that a lot of problems stem from a lack of use. When I was in the Army, we had thousands of the HUMVEE's that would sit for months at a time only...
03-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Blazeracer

So it would seem the simplest way to get it work...

So it would seem the simplest way to get it work on my 03 SL500 would be just going with C3 that comes with the hard drive set up for the Dell and go? By COM1 you mean a serial port or a USB...
03-14-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Blazeracer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MB-Star-SD-C5-2019-03-XEN...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MB-Star-SD-C5-2019-03-XENTRY-Diagnostic-WIFI-for-Benz-Multi-Langauge-DHL-No-HDD/401720981070?epid=21021984820&hash=item5d886fb64e:g:qpcAAOSwY8NcfQg8

AND
...
03-14-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Blazeracer

Star

I think it's time to order my STAR system. Looking at em on eBay, the C3 versions come with a HDD, so I would need to get a dedicated laptop. A dinosaur of a laptop at that, but if it's dedecated to...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-13-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By Blazeracer

Thank you, That is great info! I didn't even...

Thank you, That is great info! I didn't even think about head gaskets, but if I'm spend all the cheddar on making it bigger, I'll get some head gaskets made. Did you port your own heads of get a pair...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-13-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By Blazeracer

Ohio Crankshaft I know for sure can do it an...

Ohio Crankshaft I know for sure can do it an offset grind. Darton sleeves are the only way to go in an aluminum block, Accept no substitutes. Another 80 cubic inches and another 100 cfm of airflow in...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By Blazeracer

Old thread but this is something I'm looking at....

Old thread but this is something I'm looking at. The main reason I can see to sleeve a block is go big on the bore. A sleeved block ought to be able to bore to a good 102mm. With an offset grind on...
03-08-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Blazeracer

Here's all I know. All amplifiers convert energy...

Here's all I know. All amplifiers convert energy into either heat or sound, one of the two. Class A amps keep the circutry loaded at all time, so a 200 watt amp is converting 200 watts of energy to...
03-08-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Blazeracer

On a side note, I was in Fry's Electronics today...

On a side note, I was in Fry's Electronics today and they had the latest and greatest in the Bose home theater 5.1 setup on display and man did it sound AWESOME!
03-08-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Blazeracer

I'm sure at headphone wattage there will be no...

I'm sure at headphone wattage there will be no discernible difference. What I'm saying is that Bose makes really great sound with very low wattage. Pulse width modulated amplification uses more power...
03-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Blazeracer

Yeah, but I wonder if it being a class A or A/B...

Yeah, but I wonder if it being a class A or A/B vs a class D amp matters? All class D amps use a pulse modulated wave form so where A and A/B class amps are pure analog making a lot more and cleaner...
03-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Blazeracer

Awesome info, thanks. I was behind a C7 with...

Awesome info, thanks. I was behind a C7 with massive rears coming home from Austin a couple of weekends ago and noticed his tires went leaning (cambered) at all. Thatís when I started looking into...
03-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Blazeracer

2ohm Amplifiers

Has anyone ever tried using a 2ohm amplifier on the factory Bose speakers to upgrade the stereo system? Just wondering. I've been intrigued by the idea of putting the Seicane head unit in my car. I...
03-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Blazeracer

Camber Settings

Has anyone ever installed the adjustable upper control arms and set your camber to say .25 degrees which should significantly increase tire life? While the current handling is awesome, it wears out...
03-07-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Blazeracer

I have a buddy that works at a Mercedes...

I have a buddy that works at a Mercedes dealership. He printed me a copy of the service record when my SBC went out, but told me not to let my local dealer know where I got it from.
03-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By Blazeracer

I have replaced a couple of my hydraulic hoses...

I have replaced a couple of my hydraulic hoses and have put eyes on the strut hoses. No freaking way there is valve inside any of the hoses. At best a hose could have a check ball in it, but then...
03-05-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By Blazeracer

Mine doesnít sit parked for more than a day, I...

Mine doesnít sit parked for more than a day, I wouldnít know anything about this. LOL
03-05-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Blazeracer

Aaaah, I didnít see that it does it at idle. That...

Aaaah, I didnít see that it does it at idle. That rules out a u joint.
03-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Blazeracer

A u-joints on its way out could be a source of...

A u-joints on its way out could be a source of vibration also. There are six of them I believe. Two each on the drive shaft and half shafts. Plus that big rubber thing by the differential could have...
03-04-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Blazeracer

I had the service brake deal last week. Dropped...

I had the service brake deal last week. Dropped it off on Monday. The dealer scanned it and verified it was under warranty. Picked it up Thursday with zero dollars due out of pocket and no brake...
03-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Blazeracer

What ET +30 means the wheel offset is 30mm to the...

What ET +30 means the wheel offset is 30mm to the positive. Here's a quick read on it. MB wants like +25 or +28, something along that line for an R230. As long as you stay within a couple of...
03-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Blazeracer

Due a brake fluid change?? SBC is real finnicky...

Due a brake fluid change?? SBC is real finnicky about that.
03-01-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By Blazeracer

Nice.. I like the older version better. The front...

Nice.. I like the older version better. The front is more sloped than the face lifted version. Makes em look meaner.. I've fixed my hydraulics twice. $120 the first time, $102 the second time. Just...
03-01-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Blazeracer

A lot of variables there. Like what's the price...

A lot of variables there. Like what's the price of beef.. Well you want a burger or a filet mignon??
03-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By Blazeracer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_5554_3fb7fcc025f6896cfca351bde34aa3dfceefd416.jpg...
02-26-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Blazeracer

No idea, I wouldn't even know where to get a...

No idea, I wouldn't even know where to get a screen only. Swapping the unit would be a plug and play operation.
02-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Blazeracer

eBay one.. $300 shipped. ...

eBay one.. $300 shipped.
...
02-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By Blazeracer

I paid $10k cash for mine out the door with TT&L...

I paid $10k cash for mine out the door with TT&L from a dealer with 94k on it. I had a stack of bills and he couldn't say no. So you're right in the ball park. We put about 500 or so miles on it this...
02-22-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By Blazeracer

I have an 03 and I have DIY'd a ton of stuff...

I have an 03 and I have DIY'd a ton of stuff already. Never been to the dealer once. I've fixed my ABC twice. $120 the first time and $104 the second time. Both were blown hoses that my local...
02-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By Blazeracer

Got the same thing going on with mine. Red...

Got the same thing going on with mine. Red warning came on yesterday after driving all around town. Battery voltage is at 12.04 after sitting overnight and goes to 14 plus as soon as it's started. I...
02-11-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Blazeracer

Rodney speaks the truth. There is no pressure, it...

Rodney speaks the truth. There is no pressure, it all leaks out in seconds. When I first dug into mine I didn't know where the leak was. Put in a can of Pentosin and started the engine. The leak...
02-11-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,060
Posted By Blazeracer

Inner AND outer wear is generally a result of the...

Inner AND outer wear is generally a result of the tire pressure being too low resulting in the tire wanting to cup in the middle of the tread. Raise you're front air pressure just a touch and see if...
02-11-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,060
Posted By Blazeracer

As stated earlier, camber is only adjustable by...

As stated earlier, camber is only adjustable by about 0.3 degrees on an R230 on the front, and no adjustment on the rear. They are probably only measuring toe, and it's probably within spec. Mine...
02-10-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Blazeracer

A cordless Dremel with a cut off wheel for the...

A cordless Dremel with a cut off wheel for the first cut, then pulled the tube away from the frame and made a nice clean cut about 1/4" down with tubing cutter.
02-08-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

Here's a vid... https://youtu.be/TWorCwgZT8c

Here's a vid...

https://youtu.be/TWorCwgZT8c
02-08-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By Blazeracer

I needed license plates screws the other day. Ace...

I needed license plates screws the other day. Ace hardware has TONS of stainless metric stuff. Just saying. Pop a screw out and head to Ace to match it up.
02-08-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

I added "ABC hose repair" in the first post so it...

I added "ABC hose repair" in the first post so it will turn up in a search. The search function will check the body also, not only the title.
02-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

I disconnected the hose from the front axle valve...

I disconnected the hose from the front axle valve unit, then cut the hard line next to the frame just before it turns up. It cost $70 to get a new hose built and included an industrial metric...
02-08-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Blazeracer

My hose was damaged so the fluid was pretty much...

My hose was damaged so the fluid was pretty much all over my driveway. I disconnected the hose from the front axle valve unit, then cut the hard line next to the frame just before it turns up. It...
02-08-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Blazeracer

Fixin to do mine today. Got the hose out...

Fixin to do mine today. Got the hose out yesterday. I'll let you know what I pay.
02-08-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

That's what I'm going to do today. Got the hose...

That's what I'm going to do today. Got the hose out. Putting it back in will be the trick on how to reconnect the hard line. I don't think a compression fitting wil hold at 2,000 psi. If I can get a...
02-07-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1081x975/line_3e1fc312c7c7cf46262fe4e3a7cafc3f3b54f777.png...
02-07-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

Well now see what I get for listening to people...

Well now see what I get for listening to people on other forums. I stand corrected. My engine cover is off at the moment and sure as poop, there are two tubes as shown above. The transmission one is...
02-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Blazeracer

Next price on a locally sourced, that's funny....

Next price on a locally sourced, that's funny. They're all blow molded in the same damn Taiwan factory. I'd rather keep my $50.
02-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

Scratch previous, that's all A/C stuff..

Scratch previous, that's all A/C stuff..
02-07-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

It appears to be leaking from this hose where the...

It appears to be leaking from this hose where the rigid line meets the crimped fitting. One end is connected to the radiator, the other end to the gold can. It's the line with a pressure or temp...
02-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

Quick check now that it's light outside, the...

Quick check now that it's light outside, the reservior is almost empty. We must have just made it home.
02-07-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Blazeracer

Here we go...

Well, I knew this was going to come eventually. Saw a leak last night when out and about so we got the car home ASAP with no indicators or anything. A couple of hours after parking it, I went outside...
02-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

Learn something new everyday.. Especially being a...

Learn something new everyday.. Especially being a DIY guy and a Mercedes owner.. LOL
02-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

I can see having a transmission tube with no...

I can see having a transmission tube with no dipstick because you have to get transmission fluid IN somehow. Unless there is a leak, there is not reason to ever to check tranny fluid. If you have a...
02-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

I followed the tube in the back on mine with a...

I followed the tube in the back on mine with a flashlight to the transmission. I've read somewhere that there is a boss cast into the front of the bock on 5 liter engine to install an oil dipstick,...
02-06-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Blazeracer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-M-Benz-03-11-R230-SL5...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-M-Benz-03-11-R230-SL500-SL550-SL600-SL63AMG-Painted-Trunk-Spoiler-Lip/151448521752?fits=Model%3ASL500%7CMake%3AMercedes-Benz&hash=item2343090c18:g:60AAAOSwUIxbxvvP
02-05-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Blazeracer

eBAy Spoiler

My eBay AMG spoiler from Taiwan arrived today. Took all of 10 minutes to install it. Fits perfectly and looks awesome. Paint match is spot on. $128 shipped. Took about 3 weeks to get here. Here are...
02-05-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Blazeracer

Well this has GOT to be one of those things...

Well this has GOT to be one of those things engineered in to make guys who don't work on their own stuff spend money. I have no idea why Mercedes put non adjustable bands on this hose. Got the hose...
02-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blazeracer

Transmission. There is no oil dipstick. Oil is...

Transmission. There is no oil dipstick. Oil is checked on the dash using the buttons on the steering wheel.
02-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Blazeracer

Looks too aftermarket and doesnít say if it comes...

Looks too aftermarket and doesnít say if it comes with the CAN adapters for the steering wheel and gauge cluster functions.
02-05-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Blazeracer

Stereo head unit... ...

Stereo head unit...

https://www.seicane.com/car-dvd-player-for-mercedes-sl-r230-with-gps-radio-tv-bluetooth-srd-s018817
02-04-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Blazeracer

It'll be easy peasy to remove. $3 clamp is way...

It'll be easy peasy to remove. $3 clamp is way better than a $90 hose assembly. Looking to see if anyone has tried it and knows for sure.
02-04-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Blazeracer

Mine is leaking at the lower band. Can the band...

Mine is leaking at the lower band. Can the band be cut off and a worm drive clamp replace it?
01-22-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 525,822
Posted By Blazeracer

Got some 18" staggered wheels off of Craigslist...

Got some 18" staggered wheels off of Craigslist last week. Some new pics from Sunday,

...
01-20-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Blazeracer

Like this one. Anyone have one on their car?? ...

Like this one. Anyone have one on their car??

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/500x336/kit_236299fd3cb32c8194c279f51be6af2520ccd1fc.jpg
01-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Blazeracer

Wide Body Kits

Are there any wide body kits we know of that do NOT do the facelift? I like the idea of a wide body kit, but I would like my 03 to stay looking like an 03. All the R230 kits I've seen so far do the...
01-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Blazeracer

Uptown Funk

Wife and I took a cruise through downtown Dallas last night with the top down, then headed uptown to a high end club we like going to. The valet parked our Benz in the front row with two Vettes and a...
01-17-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Blazeracer

My used mufflers from eBay arrived. Took em to my...

My used mufflers from eBay arrived. Took em to my local exhaust shop, $55 to intall them. The car is a pleasure to ride in now.
01-14-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Blazeracer

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/960x720/rims_2b3fcce5f6e5228e04ce3119b0762fc1a846a9c1.jpg
18" staggered wheels
01-14-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Blazeracer

Wheel are on the car but the tires are the wrong...

Wheel are on the car but the tires are the wrong size. I don't think they're balanced either. The car rides like doo doo. Look cool though. New tires are going on today.
01-14-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Blazeracer

Found a couple of stock mufflers on eBay from...

Found a couple of stock mufflers on eBay from salvage yards. $111 shipped for the left and $135 shipped for the right. Both will be here by Friday. The noise is cool, but it's starting to wear thin..
01-11-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Blazeracer

$750 off of CL with new tires. Cheap ass tires,...

$750 off of CL with new tires. Cheap ass tires, but they'll work for a year. Not perfect, but pretty damn nice. I'll get pic of em on the car tomorrow.

...
01-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Blazeracer

Wheels

Does anyone know of wheels similar to these that aren't an arm and a leg? These guys are by Forgeline are $1400, EACH! Yeah..... I'm ditching my stock 17's and getting new wheels this weekend. Found...
01-09-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Blazeracer

Good replacement muffler

Ok, so we got our SL500 with the resonators and mufflers gone. What's a good replacement muffler that can be used? Could maybe eBay a couple of stock mufflers?
01-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 525,822
Posted By Blazeracer

Had nice weather yesterday so I got out for a...

Had nice weather yesterday so I got out for a couple of pics. Bone stock 2003 SL500 with factory 17" wheel.
...
01-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Blazeracer

If that worked, great. They say unplugging the...

If that worked, great. They say unplugging the harness doesn't relieve the line pressure and compressing the calipers MAY damage the pump. Also, if you already have the brake error message, this...
01-07-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Blazeracer

Basic brake DIY without a STAR

After reading lots of threads and a few Mercedes documents, I got the procedure streamlined into a step by step process I made into a PDF. This is ONLY for the SBC disable and re-enable so you can...
01-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

Here it is. I made a PDF out of the procedure...

Here it is. I made a PDF out of the procedure reading through a few manuals and what not.
01-07-2019, 06:56 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

I had one rear cat go out already. For some...

I had one rear cat go out already. For some reason the innards come loose and start rattling something fierce. The local muffler shop put an aftermarket stainless high flow performance cat on for...
01-06-2019, 11:33 PM
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Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

Exhaust Rumble

I've read though a lot of threads on exhaust on these boards so I thought I would share my current situation.

I bought my SL500 about 4 weeks ago. I did the brakes today and while it was up on...
01-06-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By Blazeracer

If you can turn wrenches, upkeep isn't bad at...

If you can turn wrenches, upkeep isn't bad at all. I did the brakes on mine today for less than what my Tahoe cost doing the manual SBC disable and re-enable. It was easy peasy.
12-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By Blazeracer

There is nothing to gain with cross drilled...

There is nothing to gain with cross drilled rotors. In fact, due to rapid heating and cooling causing warpage, most race teams use vented rotors now. Here's a quote from Wilwood brakes... "Outgassing...
12-28-2018, 01:01 PM
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Views: 737
Posted By Blazeracer

Well, according to my buddy that ran all my...

Well, according to my buddy that ran all my CarFax reports, selling price is selling price and has nothing to do with financing. He doesn't know anything about these mysterious kick backs. Having to...
12-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Blazeracer

I just bought my SL500 from an independent dealer...

I just bought my SL500 from an independent dealer two weeks ago. They were asking $12k. Book was $11.2k. Drove it off the lot for $9k cash. Cash talks.. Do your own DD because and independenf is just...
12-21-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Blazeracer

Well I stand corrected. If I have my digital...

Well I stand corrected. If I have my digital speedo on, it reverts back to temp the next time out. However, if it's on the radio station, it stays on the radio station next time out. Just tried it.
12-21-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Blazeracer

I know what it's supposed to do. The previous...

I know what it's supposed to do. The previous ones I test drove I checked this and they worked as they should. I guess I'll pull the console out this weekend and check it out.
12-21-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Blazeracer

thereís a guy in Florida that makes YouTube vids...

thereís a guy in Florida that makes YouTube vids on these. The 2003 SL500 in his vid does that same thing. Odometer and trip meter on the left, outside air temp on the right. I think this is a case...
12-21-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Blazeracer

One-touch gearshifting does nothing

The button on the console for my SL500 transmission has W/S for winter and sport driving as opposed to C/S for comfort and sport. Moving the shifter left or right to tap through the gears doesn't do...
12-21-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By Blazeracer

I have a router.... I wonder where he got the jig...

I have a router.... I wonder where he got the jig from? He said it's the biggest one they have and it matches pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-bpyp2S2U
12-20-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Blazeracer

Mine goes back to the default readouts every time...

Mine goes back to the default readouts every time I start it up. Odometer and trip meter on the left, outside temp on the right.
12-20-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By Blazeracer

Awesome forum. Had a knock develop under my SL...

Awesome forum. Had a knock develop under my SL last week. Took it to muffler shop, 180 for a new left rear cat installed.
12-20-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By Blazeracer

I can't answer your question, but I want to do...

I can't answer your question, but I want to do the same swap. Is the subwoofer working properly? I've heard that the kit bypasses the sub driver in the amp. Is this true? Thanks.
12-17-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Blazeracer

I see two things in Engish on that page. The...

I see two things in Engish on that page. The title and a copyright date of 2009. This page may not be current. I wonder if they have a proper working converter for the fiber optics driving the 03/04...
12-17-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,816
Posted By Blazeracer

Replued to wrong thread.

Replued to wrong thread.
12-17-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

Used the correct search term and found lots of...

Used the correct search term and found lots of info. It seems they don't make a decoder for the D2B fiber optic amp that will operate the subwoofer.
12-16-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Blazeracer

01 02 British version with right hand drive.

01 02 British version with right hand drive.
12-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Blazeracer

This guy? ...

This guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-bpyp2S2U
12-16-2018, 08:47 PM
12-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Blazeracer

Seicane Android 2001-2004 R230 upgrade kit

Has anyone tried this kit on an 03 or 04 car? They claim it's plug and play with the canbus adapters.
...
12-13-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Blazeracer

New SL500 owner

Good evening gents. I am new to the forum and a proud owner of a "new to me" 2003 SL500. This car is a blast to drive. I have loads of motor experience having built many Chevy small block, big block,...
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