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09-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By NewtwoMB

My rear door on a 2009 W204 was an easy fix....

My rear door on a 2009 W204 was an easy fix. After removing the door panel (easy - just youtube it), I could see that the actuating rod that clips into the door handle had come unclipped. Just...
05-15-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By NewtwoMB

I have White Phillips Crystal Vision halogens in...

I have White Phillips Crystal Vision halogens in my high beams. They are a good match to the factory xenon (HID) lights, and offer. Have heard that aftermarket LEDs are not very powerful, but have no...
05-15-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Its said that trying to get a turbo charged...

Its said that trying to get a turbo charged diesel to sound better is next to impossible. Even MB don't offer the sport exhaust that they do on the similar sized turbo petrol. I remember this from...
04-26-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,083
Posted By NewtwoMB

Its a good idea to tape the ends of the chrome...

Its a good idea to tape the ends of the chrome trim piece so they don't scratch the trunk lid paint as the trim is removed. Mine has very sharp edges!
04-02-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By NewtwoMB

Ordered turn signal LEDs from AZN, correct ones...

Ordered turn signal LEDs from AZN, correct ones this time. Arrived this week and fitted them straight away - great! No faults or issues. They look good too, much sharper and briighter, matching the...
03-25-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By NewtwoMB

Michael, Thanks for help. Not familiar with the...

Michael, Thanks for help. Not familiar with the #reference, but the pins on my bulbs are in line but offset. Thats to say, closer to each other one side than the other. Sorry for awkward description,...
03-23-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By NewtwoMB

AZN Website says that when used as turn signals,...

AZN Website says that when used as turn signals, external resistors must be used. also need orange color not white. Actual text for the product doesn't mention it. Is it a later discovery? Just want...
03-23-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By NewtwoMB

anyone?

anyone?
03-22-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By NewtwoMB

Yeah, tried that a couple of years ago but...

Yeah, tried that a couple of years ago but unfortunately AZN only carries turn signal LEDs with a fitting suitable for US/Canada cars. Our Euro model cars have offset bayonet pin fittings similar to...
03-20-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By NewtwoMB

ECU tune for diesel cars

My 170 bhp C220 CDi was remapped by AMD tuning to around 212 bhp and 350 ish ft/lbs torque. They had to actually change the standard map in the ECU. This was done about 5-6 years ago and maybe its...
03-20-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By NewtwoMB

Resistors for modifying to LED front turn signals

Hi,

Would anyone know where in the wiring harness that plugs into the headlight I can find the relevant wire to attach a resistor to? The turn signal bulb holder itself has only a metallic contact...
03-19-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By NewtwoMB

I just looked on You Tube and there are a couple...

I just looked on You Tube and there are a couple that show how to remove rear seats. Saw nothing that specifically dealt with how to remove the rear shelf and what might be the cause of the rattle...
03-19-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By NewtwoMB

Would be nice to see an answer to this question....

Would be nice to see an answer to this question. I'm starting to get a rattle there myself, and not just when the sub hits very low notes, it does over bumpy roads too. My car has fixed rear seats...
03-19-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By NewtwoMB

W204 C Class 2008/9 5 speed auto transmission

Hi, looking for some assistance with a very noticeable "whining" noise that I get intermittently every time I drive my car (which is otherwise a beauty). It happens in every auto gear, and whether I...
03-13-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,614
Posted By NewtwoMB

Just a thought - have you got the OEM cable kit...

Just a thought - have you got the OEM cable kit that goes with the iPod integration kit? It has an iPod cable, USB and Aux cable. I have that on my car and all has worked fine for years (early 2009).
03-01-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,352
Posted By NewtwoMB

Awesome modification man...but I want to slap you...

Awesome modification man...but I want to slap you so hard for one reason!!!! and one reason only!!!!!!!!!
And you know why!!!!

AMG anyone? !!!!!!!
03-01-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By NewtwoMB

My Euro W204 2009 model has flush door lock pins...

My Euro W204 2009 model has flush door lock pins all round from the factory. Not sure if the Euro part numbers will give the correct finish as the actual internal mechanism (onto which the pins fit)...
01-09-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not completely sure where it came from but I was...

Not completely sure where it came from but I was offered a part leather part black maple wheel when I bought mine new from the dealer in late 2008 (UK).
12-12-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By NewtwoMB

As I understand it (and as a diesel driver so am...

As I understand it (and as a diesel driver so am watching closely), the real issue is with Nitrogen oxide particuulates that pollute the atmosphere, whatever the diesel engine is. This poses a real...
11-01-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By NewtwoMB

Had the same thing on my 2009 W204. Firstly it...

Had the same thing on my 2009 W204. Firstly it would occasionally come open. Then later on it just wouldn't close unless it was held closed and then locked with the fob key.

Had to have a new...
09-23-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By NewtwoMB

Had HK from new in my W204. Always very happy...

Had HK from new in my W204. Always very happy with it, although the volume isn't always as high as I would like like it when travelling on noisy road surfaces. It did improve with age as others have...
09-23-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By NewtwoMB

In mine I have 3 cables for the glovebox...

In mine I have 3 cables for the glovebox connection - iPod, USB and MP3. But it is a 2009 model.
08-03-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,263
Posted By NewtwoMB

Tuning a non-turbo car by means of the ECU is not...

Tuning a non-turbo car by means of the ECU is not that successful - maybe 5% increase in power if you're lucky, thats why they discourage it.
08-03-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,263
Posted By NewtwoMB

Tuning a non-turbo car by means of the ECU is not...

Tuning a non-turbo car by means of the ECU is not that successful - maybe 5% increase in power if you're lucky, thats why they discourage it.
07-29-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By NewtwoMB

It will depend on your wheel set-up. If you have...

It will depend on your wheel set-up. If you have the staggered size wheel / tyre combination (like on a Sport model) then you cannot swap them around the car, just across the same axle. If the wheels...
07-19-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By NewtwoMB

My 10 cents..... My December 08 W204 Sport...

My 10 cents.....

My December 08 W204 Sport (2009 Euro model year with LED mirrors etc) never has had a sound, and there's no way to enable it. It doesn't bother me. :zoom:
07-08-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By NewtwoMB

In my case the rattle(s) was in 1) the rear...

In my case the rattle(s) was in 1) the rear central speaker grille and 2) the seat belt mechanism (there's a locking device that actuates when the car is braked - simply a device that moves forward...
07-08-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not sure about the US / N America, but in Europe...

Not sure about the US / N America, but in Europe the Blue Efficiency (both Gas and Diesel) had other "green" credentials like stop-start, higher output (bhp/torque) through twin turbos and other...
07-06-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,685
Posted By NewtwoMB

If they're like those in my car the fasteners...

If they're like those in my car the fasteners have a central pin that needs to be extracted or pushed in if thats not possible. This releases the tension on the clip which then comes out fairly...
06-27-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By NewtwoMB

My 2009 model (facelift smaller LED DI mirrors)...

My 2009 model (facelift smaller LED DI mirrors) Euro W204 has the later mirrors and they are motorised - always were here in Europe. :zoom:
06-27-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By NewtwoMB

With the correct offset 18"s don't need any...

With the correct offset 18"s don't need any flares.
06-27-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By NewtwoMB

IMHO: 1. W204 Infinitely better looking than...

IMHO:
1. W204 Infinitely better looking than the bulbous and old man's image (fake chrome everywhere) of the W205
2. But W205 rides better and engine is quieter
3. W205 seems to be unreliable and...
06-27-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By NewtwoMB

Have the 2 piece rear screen and the side...

Have the 2 piece rear screen and the side window/rear quarter window shades. Really happy with them as I use 'em when on holiday in southern Europe - not much need in UK for darkened windows, just...
06-21-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By NewtwoMB

I thought that MB only had a 3 litre (2.987) V6...

I thought that MB only had a 3 litre (2.987) V6 engine and that the 300, 320 and 350 designation is an indicator of different states of tune / output hp. Its certainly true here in the UK for V6s,...
05-11-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 63,510
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, Have had this issue with my late 2008, and...

Hi, Have had this issue with my late 2008, and with VWs, Audi A4s and other cars in the past. No biggie.

In my case I was lucky that the internal metal rod had just popped out of the plastic...
04-04-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 101,653
Posted By NewtwoMB

I have Polarg M4s in my W204 Sport to match the...

I have Polarg M4s in my W204 Sport to match the bi-xenons. The same thing happens to me on occasions whereby I get a bulb failure warning that is actually the case on checking. After switching off...
03-29-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, You might want to take a look first. I have...

Hi, You might want to take a look first. I have factory OEM 18" 5 spoke AMG wheels and the centre caps are made of plastic with a (presumably) vacuum metallised coating on them that looks like...
03-10-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 68,087
Posted By NewtwoMB

My UK registered, German built W204 has never...

My UK registered, German built W204 has never beeped since I had it from new.

In general cars don't seem to do it when locked here in the UK.

Always makes me smile when I see TV programmes...
12-17-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,941
Posted By NewtwoMB

My pal's new C Class W205 AMG optioned has all...

My pal's new C Class W205 AMG optioned has all that stuff. Looks a bit like a Christmas tree to be honest, but he likes it. Colour of lighting variable and lots of outside additional lighting also....
12-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By NewtwoMB

There are several people on here who've done it....

There are several people on here who've done it. Just do a search for the topic.
11-19-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,188
Posted By NewtwoMB

Doesn't really look like my W204 engine bay. Is...

Doesn't really look like my W204 engine bay. Is it a transverse engine? Some kind of hybrid? Sorry, no.
10-17-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,750
Posted By NewtwoMB

Edit. Just noticed on the original phone cradle...

Edit. Just noticed on the original phone cradle instructions that there IS a button to release before removal. Its near the front of the cradle on the left side, under where the phone itself would...
10-17-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,750
Posted By NewtwoMB

No, not this button.Its just a release button for...

No, not this button.Its just a release button for the phone thats intended to clip into this cradle. There may or may not be a release button. I just checked my iPhone cradle and there isn't one on...
10-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,750
Posted By NewtwoMB

Had one in mine from the factory. The phone...

Had one in mine from the factory. The phone cradle / holder has to be slid backwards to release. You may have to press a button on the phone cradle. Its simple, quick and very easy. A new iPhone 5...
10-10-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,755
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not an audiophile as such but a keen fan of good...

Not an audiophile as such but a keen fan of good equipment and music reproduced well. Fully agree with the last post. DVDs are great, as are (old school) CDs. All my iPod music is at highest bit rate...
10-08-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By NewtwoMB

Looks they were refurbished (no diamond cut...

Looks they were refurbished (no diamond cut finish on rims and spokes). Or were they like that from new? Have seen some cars in showrooms with that style of wheel - salesman had said that the diamond...
10-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,838
Posted By NewtwoMB

Should be a fairly simple job to find a dealer...

Should be a fairly simple job to find a dealer willing to ship to US. Check on eBay.co.uk for MB parts suppliers - you'll soon see if they are willing to ship to you. Its just a question of the cost...
10-05-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,972
Posted By NewtwoMB

Did you have your upgrade checked over and put on...

Did you have your upgrade checked over and put on the MB Star computer system? This is usually needed to ensure that the vehicle systems know that the standard equipment has been changed and allows...
09-25-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,132
Posted By NewtwoMB

Intermittent whine

"Quote" I have a 2007 model with 5 speed auto. I also thought I had a atm whine initially but I found it to be coming from the air conditioner when lightly loaded ie a cool day.The A/c works fine.
...
09-25-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,132
Posted By NewtwoMB

Intermittent whine from transmission area

I have a 2009 C220 cdi Sport with 5 speed auto transmission. Recently I've been getting an irritating whine from the transmission area. Its only there at certain engine speeds in each auto gear...
08-31-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,842
Posted By NewtwoMB

OK, see what you mean now. To be honest, although...

OK, see what you mean now. To be honest, although I know of the issue, I've never had the problem in nearly 6.5 years of ownership of my C220 CDi. Its used primarily around town and on country roads,...
08-30-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,842
Posted By NewtwoMB

Sorry, what do you mean "regeneration"?

Sorry, what do you mean "regeneration"?
08-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By NewtwoMB

ALL paint finishes these days have clearcoat over...

ALL paint finishes these days have clearcoat over them from the factory. Its all about in-service durability and the way the cars are painted on the line.

What paint touch-up suppliers do has...
08-24-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By NewtwoMB

Happened on mine the other day. The rear inner...

Happened on mine the other day. The rear inner door handle became loose after my daughter used it to open the door to exit the car. Simple fix in my case, the linkage behind the door panel came out...
08-21-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By NewtwoMB

The OEM finish has clearcoat on it - just as all...

The OEM finish has clearcoat on it - just as all MBs and most cars do these days.
08-13-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By NewtwoMB

Looks cool! How did you do it? :naughty:

Looks cool! How did you do it? :naughty:
08-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By NewtwoMB

Just seen your details on my laptop as opposed to...

Just seen your details on my laptop as opposed to smartphone. See you have a 2010 W204. The dealer mentioned to me a while back that later models could be done via either the Assyst Plus feature in...
08-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By NewtwoMB

Dipping l to r

This is a fairly easy job. I get it done f.o.c. by my dealer every year for my holiday in France. They move a lever on the bi-xenon unit each side. It needs small hands! Good luck!
06-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 44,469
Posted By NewtwoMB

Must be different on Euro models....

Must be different on Euro models....
06-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 44,469
Posted By NewtwoMB

I'll save you the trouble: - it gets louder and...

I'll save you the trouble: - it gets louder and more insistent! No choices - wear your seatbelt!
05-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, If you have a C220 CDI then there are...

Hi,

If you have a C220 CDI then there are remaps available and also tuning boxes - if you must go that route. My C220 was remapped from 170 PS to 212 PS (168 bhp to 210 bhp)and from 400 Nm torque...
05-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,348
Posted By NewtwoMB

You should check whether your vehicle has ever...

You should check whether your vehicle has ever had after-delivery paint done to it. To me, and I've been in automotive paint (both OEM & refinish), a long, long time, that looks like the failure of a...
04-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile You could try a PM to Vic Viper. He's an MB...

You could try a PM to Vic Viper. He's an MB service guy who always is very helpful in these forums.
04-04-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, Mine has always done this from new....

Hi,

Mine has always done this from new. Whatever mode I leave the car in when switching off it always reverts to this when switching on. Not aware of a way to disable it. May be possible in...
04-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By NewtwoMB

Always wanted to do a dual exhaust on my C220...

Always wanted to do a dual exhaust on my C220 but, according to my warranty manual this would invalidate the warranty. In my case it doesn't matter any more as its past that point but yours seems...
04-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By NewtwoMB

If you have it done professionally, make sure...

If you have it done professionally, make sure that you ask the bodyshop to use 1) the correct plastic primer and 2) a plasticiser or elastifier in the clearcoat (as they would on a bumper). This will...
03-31-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

There is no warranty recall for this issue...

There is no warranty recall for this issue according to Mercedes-Benz (UK) Ltd and also, according to the dealer, none from Germany, they checked through the whole system for me (fortunately have a...
03-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

Rear light issues - fixed!

Took it to the dealer for diagnosis on their computer. Fortunately not a SAM issue. Parts replaced were:

Bulb socket panel right rear light unit MA 204 820 16 00
Electrical plug for above MA 211...
03-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By NewtwoMB

But its not a Golf R32......... Smaller but...

But its not a Golf R32.........

Smaller but what a car. Trying to buy one for my wife
03-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By NewtwoMB

They don't light up! :zoom:

They don't light up! :zoom:
03-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By NewtwoMB

Well done - good to hear that you're happy. How...

Well done - good to hear that you're happy. How did the engine noise decrease, if at all? That's what I need to achieve, as I already have the Harmon Kardon Premium Surround Sound 5.1 system.
03-22-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

No evidence of burn marks on connector or...

No evidence of burn marks on connector or anywhere nearby. and no recall notice on the issue - I asked the local dealer who services my car once per year. Had the car from new - no issues till now....
03-20-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up OK, I think I get your meaning. You're referring...

OK, I think I get your meaning. You're referring to the black connector that's clipped into the rear lamp cluster, yes?
03-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

Rear light issues

Thanks DOA, but how do I confirm that? I cannot see any evidence of melted or damaged wiring. Would it be near the tail lamp area or somewhere else.

Thanks in advance.:bow:
03-19-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By NewtwoMB

Rear light issues

I have a 2009 model W204 Sport with OEM LED rear turn signals / with the remainder of the taillamps being conventional. The offside (US nearside) one has been acting strangely in the last few days....
03-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By NewtwoMB

My C220 Sport diesel just had its B service: ...

My C220 Sport diesel just had its B service:

Brake test. Replace battery in key fob. Check operation of windshield wipers, windshield and headlamp washers. Replace combination filter (Pollen...
03-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By NewtwoMB

I haven't experienced it with mine after 5 years...

I haven't experienced it with mine after 5 years driving it from new on day one - apart from the very slight "shudder" that you get with most diesels. Can't help reference the timing chain I'm...
03-11-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By NewtwoMB

Think you'll find that most diesels do this. If...

Think you'll find that most diesels do this. If you're used to diesels and this seems worse than normal then it could be the engine mountings need replacing. I think there's 2 plus a mount for the...
03-10-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,675
Posted By NewtwoMB

The front and rear parking sensors on my C don't...

The front and rear parking sensors on my C don't need to be turned on - they work irrespective and beep when I get close to something f or r. I have a button on the dash to disable them but I rarely...
03-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By NewtwoMB

Tuning Box v Remap

I have a C220 Sport, 2009 model and it's been remapped very successfully by AMD giving me about 210 bhp and 358 ft lbs torque. It only has one turbo - not sure about the last FL C220s but I'm pretty...
02-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By NewtwoMB

Yes, I sprung for leather in my December 2008 C...

Yes, I sprung for leather in my December 2008 C Sport, bought new, along with a bunch of other really good stuff like Harmon Kardon 5 channel amp and 10 speaker system, navigation etc etc. Cost a lot...
02-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By NewtwoMB

Totally agree with that. Mine got stuck on some...

Totally agree with that. Mine got stuck on some ice the other day - with both rear wheels starting to spin the electronics took over and I went nowhere until pushed. Have to switch the ESP off in...
02-11-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By NewtwoMB

Just renewed my rear (staggered AMG 18 in 5 spoke...

Just renewed my rear (staggered AMG 18 in 5 spoke wheels) Continental All weather ContiSport 3 tires after 64,000 miles. Were still above the minimum tread markers! Fronts have much later ContiSport...
01-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By NewtwoMB

In my 2009 model C220, the top 2 wires of the...

In my 2009 model C220, the top 2 wires of the screen heater do not heat up. It's always been this way since I had it new in the winter of 2008/2009.
01-11-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By NewtwoMB

Standard European options

I think that the options are fixed by the local country sales company (whether its the local MB importer or the local MB sales company). You could try the Romanian website and even ask the...
12-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,456
Posted By NewtwoMB

"I used to charge my staff a quarter every time...

"I used to charge my staff a quarter every time they said, "I'm like" to precede a prior quotation or feeling they were attempting to communicate instead of the proper, "I said", "I thought", "I...
12-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By NewtwoMB

Should do, but only while key is in the ignition...

Should do, but only while key is in the ignition and car is in use.
12-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By NewtwoMB

5 spoke are 18 ins; 6 spoke are 17 ins Not...

5 spoke are 18 ins; 6 spoke are 17 ins

Not sure about US market but for UK the 17s were standard and the 18s an option; later think they became standard. IMO the 18s are far superior in appearance...
11-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By NewtwoMB

You may want to check the brake disc size v the...

You may want to check the brake disc size v the 16 in wheels. In Europe Sport models have larger discs and need minimum 17 ins.
11-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By NewtwoMB

Carbon fiber will never look the same as the OE...

Carbon fiber will never look the same as the OE item when painted, unless of course you're not going to paint it! Even then it'll need clearcoating and polishing. More noise emitted from under the...
11-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By NewtwoMB

It's unlikely that this can be "smart" repaired...

It's unlikely that this can be "smart" repaired as it's not metal and/or paint. Either stump up for a new piece or tell the dealer your concerns. If you look after your car (and I know how it is as I...
11-10-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,164
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smart car

I believe that the Smart car was originally a project of the Swatch watch company who were, at the time, a bit of an iconic brand in Europe for the "trendy" set. The project apparently failed...
10-31-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By NewtwoMB

No horn beep (prefer it that way too) and 3...

No horn beep (prefer it that way too) and 3 flashes. 1 flash when unlocking.
10-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, I believe that changing the fuel injectors IS...

Hi, I believe that changing the fuel injectors IS the issue. That's whats most likely giving your rough running. Fuel pump change would not alter any engine characteristics connected to fuel. :zoom:
10-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,338
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi Cazmart, Not a fault, but a...

Hi Cazmart,

Not a fault, but a characteristic of the way the car is set up. The ECU "learns" the driving behaviour of the driver and, if the last one was a slow driver with gentle inputs to the...
10-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi Moy, From the UK too. Had my C220...

Hi Moy,

From the UK too. Had my C220 remapped in early 2011 by AMD in Essex and can report that it was worth every penny! Got over 200 bhp (from 167 bhp before) and 369 lbs/ft torque from 312...
09-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By NewtwoMB

Its there for cars with telephone "prewiring"...

Its there for cars with telephone "prewiring" that allows then the fitting of a specific or generic phone cradle eg an SAP or HFP cradle. I have it in my 2009 model. Not sure what's underneath it -...
08-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,333
Posted By NewtwoMB

Dent protection

Hi, just my two cents worth.

I have a couple of folding rubber magnetic bump protector strips that I keep in the trunk of my car for such parking situations. They simply fit along the doors...
08-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,648
Posted By NewtwoMB

Like it - looks good! :cool:

Like it - looks good! :cool:
08-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up Adding LEDs in addition to foglamps

Hi stilolos, I'd be interested (and so would probably a few of us here!) to hear more about how you did this. Looks really good on your car. Are you able to post more details - or perhaps exchange...
08-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,306
Posted By NewtwoMB

Does this wheel come with the paddles for the...

Does this wheel come with the paddles for the auto / manual gearshift - my wheel has them?
08-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By NewtwoMB

I was told by the tire specialists that I use...

I was told by the tire specialists that I use that this will increase the overall rolling diameter of the tire/wheel combo, meaning some influences on the accuracy of the speedometer and some effect...
06-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,037
Posted By NewtwoMB

I think you'll find that the correct size is...

I think you'll find that the correct size is 255/30/19 to preserve the OEM gear ratio for the final drive. The 35 profile is too tall and will give incorrect mph readings. Just my view from past...
06-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By NewtwoMB

Also yes!

Also yes!
06-04-2014, 07:56 AM
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Views: 760
Posted By NewtwoMB

Many dealerships here use strong 3M double sided...

Many dealerships here use strong 3M double sided adhesive tape for attaching number plates now. No damage at all - just heat up with a hair drier to remove!
06-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By NewtwoMB

How to repair depends on the finish on your...

How to repair depends on the finish on your wheels. OEM AMG 17s and 18s have a polished "diamond-cut"alloy finish that is clear-coated. Your average mobile wheel repairer can do nothing with these -...
05-31-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, Thanks for the info - those prices do...

Hi,

Thanks for the info - those prices do seem quite low. Probably more here, like most things. Perhaps you could let me have the part numbers so I can check?

I don't live close to this eBay...
05-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, thanks for the information - been thinking...

Hi, thanks for the information - been thinking about doing it for a long time but never did yet. Did you do it all yourself? Just getting the diffuser off seems pretty difficult! Mine got bumped...
05-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By NewtwoMB

OK, get that, but how did you hook it up to the...

OK, get that, but how did you hook it up to the single pipe coming from the exhaust header / cat? With a custom made Y piece or what?. On the C320 there are two headers. Also did you get the heat...
05-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By NewtwoMB

Sorry can't help with the wheels but wanted to...

Sorry can't help with the wheels but wanted to ask how you did your twin exhaust outlet as the C.220 comes with only one as standard? :zoom:
05-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By NewtwoMB

There may be. When I had the low battery issue my...

There may be. When I had the low battery issue my dealer told me to replace the batteries very quickly during the swap-over or the key will lose it's memory. In my case it didn't so wouldn't know how...
05-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewtwoMB

Lock/unlock

This happened with mine a couple years ago. Bought a new battery for the remote key and that fixed it. Might be this is your problem - hope so as its an easy fix!
05-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,218
Posted By NewtwoMB

Have you thought about the C320/350 diesel V6...

Have you thought about the C320/350 diesel V6 engines? They have intercoolers that may be bigger. Good luck
04-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,685
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Polarg alternative

Never tried LEDs (although tempted). Had Polarg M4s in for over 3 years now - never replaced any. Pretty good match to the factory xenons on my car.
04-12-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,243
Posted By NewtwoMB

Only help I can offer is that I was told the...

Only help I can offer is that I was told the antenna can possibly be reached by removing the rear interior light cluster. I did that and it still didn't look very easy. My local approved MB bodyshop...
04-11-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,243
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not sure why you'd want to

Probably to paint it I'd guess. I'd like to do mine - beats me why MB left it in the tacky black plastic instead of body colour or even hi-gloss black.
04-05-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,674
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up Hi Karem, I had my C220 remapped by AMD a...

Hi Karem,

I had my C220 remapped by AMD a couple years ago and can only say - go for it! Much better torque and hp and the car just pulls and pulls. Didn't really affect the fuel consumption...
03-24-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By NewtwoMB

Taking it to the dealer - or someone who knows...

Taking it to the dealer - or someone who knows how to install and code the device - and who has the necessary equipment is sound advice. It won't work otherwise and will be a wasted investment....
03-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,322
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thanks - I have 59K miles on it now - most of...

Thanks - I have 59K miles on it now - most of those were done in its first 2 years as I was doing a lot of traveling around the UK and Europe. It'll get another 3000 this year as we're going to the...
03-19-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,322
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Battery life

Just another side to this battery issue - 5 years and 2 months on the original OEM battery - and it even held its charge while I left for 5 weeks at home late last year while we were on vacation in...
03-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,266
Posted By NewtwoMB

Surprised you need to even ask.

Surprised you need to even ask.
02-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 49,131
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hope you didn't take offence at my contribution....

Hope you didn't take offence at my contribution. I was merely trying to point out that with the incredible complexity of modern vehicles (and I worked with major auto OEMs for many years as a...
02-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 49,131
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile The difference is that your MB dealer has the...

The difference is that your MB dealer has the correct MB diagnostic equipment to connect to the car and diagnose whats faulty. Their previous opinion was given without having done that so you should...
01-31-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, Just buy the trim from your dealer and...

Hi, Just buy the trim from your dealer and replace what you have in black - its a Mercedes-Benz after all, don't play around with chrome wrap!
01-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,089
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi Carsy, My C220 cdi Sport now has 93200...

Hi Carsy,

My C220 cdi Sport now has 93200 kms on it (58250 miles) and has one rear shock with a slight weep (right rear - offside). Only found out through the annual Gov't MOT test when I saw an...
01-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not too sure on that. I was told that diameter of...

Not too sure on that. I was told that diameter of the wheel is crucial but I'd guess that the offset of the hub versus the rim would also be pretty critical otherwise the caliper may catch the spokes...
01-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By NewtwoMB

Winter rims

You may wish to check that the 16ins rims clear the disc brake rotors and calipers of your Sport model. I was advised by the dealer to use only 17ins or above for winter tyres (I have 18ins wheels as...
01-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,121
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hey Mike, if you're worried about turbos (on the...

Hey Mike, if you're worried about turbos (on the C250) - don't be! I put 80,000 miles on a VW 1.8 turbo, 65,000 on an Audi A4 1.8 turbo and 70,000 on an Audi A4 2.0 turbo with never a problem...
12-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By NewtwoMB

Full size tire in spare wheel well

I have 18in AMG Sport wheels (staggered sizes) and when I take the car on vacation, always take a full size wheel with me in the spare wheel well. I don't like the idea of being miles away from a...
12-09-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By NewtwoMB

I love my C220 CDI for its torque and power but I...

I love my C220 CDI for its torque and power but I hate the diesel clatter at idle and around town. My car has 212 bhp and 375 ft lbs of torque so its pretty strong, but I still hanker after a petrol...
12-04-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By NewtwoMB

Radio without key

The radio/DVD/Multimedia system will play for a few minutes without the key in the ignition (after having pressed the on/off button as above) but there will soon be a message on the screen advising...
12-01-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 39,399
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not so: I read most of the posts on here and am...

Not so: I read most of the posts on here and am just amazed at why anyone would care what watch others wear - and why does it matter?
12-01-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 39,399
Posted By NewtwoMB

Who cares?:nix:

Who cares?:nix:
11-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,417
Posted By NewtwoMB

My "older" C Class stays in whatever mode I put...

My "older" C Class stays in whatever mode I put it in - C, Manual or S before switching off. It remains in that mode until I change it again. Just my 2 cents...:)
11-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By NewtwoMB

I noticed when you google it the address comes up...

I noticed when you google it the address comes up as: http://cart.euromercmercedesparts.co.uk/

Hope this helps.
11-21-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By NewtwoMB

Think you'll find that the charging process goes...

Think you'll find that the charging process goes into sleep mode once ignition key is taken out when vehicle is parked and locked.
10-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile You can buy a 3 cable kit from the dealer that...

You can buy a 3 cable kit from the dealer that plugs into a socket in the glove box. My 2008/2009 model has this. One of the cables is a USB. :)
09-20-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By NewtwoMB

Wink Not sure what you can do with the Audio 20...

Not sure what you can do with the Audio 20 (except adding an amplifier / better speakers) but you can replace it with the 7" screen. and Comand navigation system. Just be careful on EBay / wherever...
08-15-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, I don't know what else is out there but when...

Hi, I don't know what else is out there but when my car was new in early 2009 I used a UK company called Comand Online to install my iPod control system. There was nothing else then. This works via...
07-30-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By NewtwoMB

Just a question - why? C63 sound and whole...

Just a question - why? C63 sound and whole purpose comes from its V8 motor and handling package, surely? Can't see how its mufflers are gonna transfer its sound to a V6. Just my 2 cents / pence!
07-27-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By NewtwoMB

Supermarket shopping trolley that is....:zoom:

Supermarket shopping trolley that is....:zoom:
07-21-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,753
Posted By NewtwoMB

Particulate filter on C220

Try taking for a good hard blast on the highway (above 90 kms/hr). That may clear the particulate filter. if you do a lot of town or slow driving it gets blocked up and needs a high speed run to...
06-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,953
Posted By NewtwoMB

Oh yeah I see. Sorry and please disregard my...

Oh yeah I see. Sorry and please disregard my stupid remarks! :)
06-21-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,953
Posted By NewtwoMB

Can't turn ECO on

On mine you just have to turn the A/C off. The system is then in ECO mode. I'm assuming that you are referring to the A/C and not to some other economy driving mode? :nix:
06-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,677
Posted By NewtwoMB

Nice car, nice pics. A question: is this a...

Nice car, nice pics. A question: is this a diesel? I'm interested in the CKS exhaust (the company is only 100 kms from me in UK) and am curious as to how it was fitted. By you or a workshop? Enjoy...
06-11-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Hi, I've had my C220 Sport auto for 4 years...

Hi,

I've had my C220 Sport auto for 4 years now, since new. I just missed the new C250 which was supposed to give 53 mpg but I didn't want to wait another 5 months for delivery.

In my case the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By NewtwoMB

I think I read that the C250 has a twin turbo set...

I think I read that the C250 has a twin turbo set up and stop-start system. Also clearly the ECU is arranged differently. I think that this true for both the petrol and diesel C200/C250.

:)
05-30-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,206
Posted By NewtwoMB

Wheels/tire combination

Wheels look great, esp. as they're so close to the wheel arch. Just a comment though - the tires look a bit small on the rim, in that they don't project beyond the rim as usual. Prefer that look...
05-14-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By NewtwoMB

Driving all those audis and a Porsche, not...

Driving all those audis and a Porsche, not surprised you feel the Benz is a little "floaty"! Do you have the Sport version or the Luxury? My C-Sport, although not a 4-Matic is certainly not "floaty",...
12-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Extra performance for C200 CDI

Hi eszanto,

In early 2011 had my C220 CDI remapped (i.e. the ecu program was changed electronically) and have been very pleased with the results. It was done by AMD Technik who are represented...
05-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,043
Posted By NewtwoMB

:confused: Probably somethin' to do with the...

:confused: Probably somethin' to do with the trailer electrical hookup....? Sounds like an overload has burnt the wiring. Good luck.
05-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,475
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up Same thing happened to my front passenger door...

Same thing happened to my front passenger door (left side - I'm in the UK). I did the reset procedure three times and it fixed it.

Press the window switch (for the window concerned) to take the...
05-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By NewtwoMB

Same here - very useful with those endless...

Same here - very useful with those endless multiple choice phone menus that some non-customer-centric companies use!!
05-12-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,647
Posted By NewtwoMB

In my car there is a connection in the glove box...

In my car there is a connection in the glove box to which I can connect only one cable at any one time - and I have the 3 input cables. So yours seems to be different - and from most other W204s that...
05-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,167
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up Minus chrome, pic #2 is far better. Fan of the...

Minus chrome, pic #2 is far better. Fan of the chrome window surrounds though, I'm not a fan of the total blackout look. Thats how I have my (Tenorite Grey - [Steel Grey USA]) car.
04-26-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 391,490
Posted By NewtwoMB

Teb, Thanks. Finally got it sorted by hitting the...

Teb, Thanks. Finally got it sorted by hitting the #6 key (this was the position of the DVD disc #1). It thought about it and then ejected it, so I was able to put DVD 2 in and complete the install....
04-24-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 391,490
Posted By NewtwoMB

Navigation update

I updated my Comand NTS V8 Europe navigation with V9 (not an official copy!) and now it won't eject disc1 when the request to insert disc 2 comes up on screen. Any ideas on how to remove manually?...
04-24-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By NewtwoMB

Usual giveaway is whether you have headlight...

Usual giveaway is whether you have headlight washers - always get these with factory xenons.
04-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Hi, my experience with a non-turbocharged petrol...

Hi, my experience with a non-turbocharged petrol engine is limited to a VW V5 and the gain wasn't much to be honest - about 5-8%. Had a petrol turbo done and got 15-20%. My current diesel C220 has...
04-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By NewtwoMB

Comand Online is the name of a UK aftermarket...

Comand Online is the name of a UK aftermarket service provider (very good outfit) as far as I know.
04-03-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,462
Posted By NewtwoMB

Hi, there's a company in Small Dole in Sussex...

Hi, there's a company in Small Dole in Sussex (near Brighton) who can do it - Balance Motorsport. I found them very helpful. Don't expect too much with sound as diesels don't really respond to...
03-19-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,107
Posted By NewtwoMB

Do you mean the Comand control knob? If so thats...

Do you mean the Comand control knob? If so thats the first time I heard this and I guess that goes for a lot of other people.
03-13-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 80,617
Posted By NewtwoMB

Did you add the chrome surrounds to the foglight...

Did you add the chrome surrounds to the foglight and front lower grilles? I noticed you kept them quite a while through the process. Were they aftermarket or a MB accessory in the US?
01-04-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,669
Posted By NewtwoMB

Quote: "And no, I don't inform my insurance...

Quote: "And no, I don't inform my insurance company of any modifications. The modifications that you are referring to are supercharger, turbo, etc. Those you should let them know about. But there is...
01-01-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,669
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile To: Guys that added Y pipe and extra exhaust outlet

Just a question to you. Did you inform your insurance company of the mod? Even if it didn't add performance it might be thought to do so and ICs are quick to null any claim on cars that are modded...
12-16-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By NewtwoMB

Long distance drive

Hi,

I did 900 miles (1440 kms) from UK to the South of France this year in my remapped 2.5 year old C220 CDI and it never missed a beat in the whole trip there (and the one back 10 days later).
...
12-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,303
Posted By NewtwoMB

Rear brake pad dust

Hi, just a contribution from me on the brake dust issue / pads and rotors

I've seen many references to rear brake pad dust in the 3 years since I've been in this forum and I find it absolutely...
12-11-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,796
Posted By NewtwoMB

Sport model splash guards.

The address for the UK company HiTech Autoparts (who make a custom fit splash guard for the C Sport) is:

Hi-Tech Autoparts Ltd
7 Sheene Road
Leicester
Leicestershire LE4 1BF
U.K.

Hope this...
12-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,717
Posted By NewtwoMB

Twin turbo

Sorry guys. The C250 CDI is a twin turbo, not the gas engine C250 CGI. My mistake!!!
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Views: 1,108
Posted By NewtwoMB

W204 2008.5 model (Sport) rear shocks

Hi, I just had my car government tested (as its 3 years old now and this is mandatory here in the UK) and, while it passed, I received an advisory on the right side rear shock which was said to have...
12-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,717
Posted By NewtwoMB

C250 CGI is a twin turbo - one dealing with low...

C250 CGI is a twin turbo - one dealing with low engine / road speed boost and the other, larger one handling the higher rpm / road speed demands. The smaller turbo helps eliminate turbo lag.

My...
11-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,348
Posted By NewtwoMB

I'm a convert. I don't have the latest (twin...

I'm a convert. I don't have the latest (twin turbo) 2.2 CDI engine they put in the C250 but my 2.2 CDI has been remapped to 212 bhp and 360 lbs ft of torque (from 170 bhp and 305 ft lbs).

Its...
11-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,956
Posted By NewtwoMB

AMG curb rash

Hi,

Here in the UK there we can get wheels such as the 18 in AMGs with machined faces on the rim and spokes re-engineered quite easily. I had my 18s done this year.

The process is this: Wheels...
11-09-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,309
Posted By NewtwoMB

Not completely certain but I would think that if...

Not completely certain but I would think that if there are differences the company would ask whether the model you were looking to fit the mud deflectors to was a Series 1 W204 or the later 2011/12...
11-09-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,309
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Sport mudflaps

Yes there are - just search ebay for them. Can't remember the name but they're made in the UK and the company will paint them body colour for an extra cost. I think the unpainted ones come in at...
10-28-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,261
Posted By NewtwoMB

Wow, Opened a can of worms there! Thanks for...

Wow,

Opened a can of worms there! Thanks for all your contributions. Its the only real rattle I've heard in nearly 3 years apart from the one from the 7" satnav lid that everyone seems to get at...
10-26-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By NewtwoMB

MB USA production

Not sure if its common knowledge so apologies for old news if it is, but I just read that the C Class is to be also built in the US from 2014. The plant will also build a rival to the BMW X6, based...
10-26-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,261
Posted By NewtwoMB

Door rattle

Hi, right out of the blue the left side front door (passenger side in UK) on my C Sport has developed a rattle when going over a bumpy road surface. Any ideas, experiences, suggested fixes? Its still...
09-30-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,402
Posted By NewtwoMB

Its illegal here in the Uk and its not tolerated...

Its illegal here in the Uk and its not tolerated either! The dealer can tell any legitimate person what the real mileage is and after three years the annual vehicle safety and roadworthiness check...
09-18-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,511
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile As a comparison here in UK we pay 1.369 PER...

As a comparison here in UK we pay 1.369 PER LITRE for 95 octane gas - thats about $2.163 PER LITRE or about $8.652 per US gallon. Just be grateful....!

And you wonder why we have more 4 cylinder...
08-23-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By NewtwoMB

My understanding is that the car has to be "set...

My understanding is that the car has to be "set up" by the dealer (or anyone who has it and the knowledge) STAR system. Without that the car's electronics don't talk to the new piece of equipment...
08-18-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,742
Posted By NewtwoMB

Smile Paint quality

I agree with RLE. The marks you get are in a clearcoat finish (which is a 2 component iso-acrylic product with a nano structure of ceramic particles to give it scratch resistance). In Germany home...
08-17-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By NewtwoMB

Wink Here in Europe you have to have the full elctric...

Here in Europe you have to have the full elctric seat option to get the mirror flip down option (which it does as soon as you put the car into reverse - and goes back automatically also when you...
07-26-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,398
Posted By NewtwoMB

Sorry to be a party pooper, but why bother? The...

Sorry to be a party pooper, but why bother? The car will never be a 2012 (and it'll look like a dodgy deal when you come to sell it) so just live with it for all the good things that you bought into...
07-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,476
Posted By NewtwoMB

Car choices

A Mini Cooper? I can't think of anything worse, esp if you're used to the ride of a Benz.

Screw your teeth in man, you'll lose 'em otherwise. Here in the UK its a ladies car.

Plenty of other...
07-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,479
Posted By NewtwoMB

Transmission sw upgrade

Hi Sanjit,

Thanks for the info you had - I'll try to get some interest from my dealer. I have the exactly the same issue. I'll let you all know what happened!

:thankyou:
07-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,479
Posted By NewtwoMB

Transmission software upgrade

Hey Sanjit, I have the same engine and I guess the same (not so good) 5 speed auto trans as you. I've had the hesitation from new and the dealer always says that they're "all like it" !!! Do you have...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-19-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By NewtwoMB

Exclamation Noisy diesels

I've just found a sound deadening kit that includes a lead lined blanket for the engine. They do custom kits for most cars. And sorry I don't agree that the sound is not audible with the windows...
07-11-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,418
Posted By NewtwoMB

Headers

Very little bang for your buck there. Get a diesel, then you can get a remap for $650.00 that gives you 45 bhp and 60ft lbs of torque!!! And better fuel mileage.... Face it, its the future, like it...
06-17-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,662
Posted By NewtwoMB

Diesel tune

The reason I'm going for the remap is the overall improvement in driveability that you get from it.

My car is pretty good overall and quite a flier, but it is quite sluggish away from rest (drive...
06-15-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,465
Posted By NewtwoMB

Sunblinds

Just an alternative solution. There's a company called Vanstyle-UK that makes custom fitted perforated material sunshades for any car.

These just clip in place for the the side windows (and small...
06-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,662
Posted By NewtwoMB

Diesel tune

Hi,

I have an auto - Celtic are cool with either. The cost is 400 incl VAT and for that they travel from their HQ to the vehicle location. Don't expect that would include Australia or even...
06-14-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,662
Posted By NewtwoMB

Diesel tune.

I'm going for a remap (flash) of the on-board computer. This does not require any opening up of ECUs - its done through the OBCD port that the dealer uses to analyse the vehicle's electronics.

My...
06-12-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,662
Posted By NewtwoMB

Thumbs up Diesel tuning

Hi diesel fans,

Any of you had your ECUs remapped or "chipped"? Have see more or less nothing on this issue, probably due to the lack of diesel models in the USA where most of you are. Still its a...
06-08-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By NewtwoMB

Clear bra

Hi,

Best wishes for your new ride. Can't say that I was impressed with the appearance of the product that was applied. Too low in gloss and markedly different from rest of the car, especially over...
06-01-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,887
Posted By NewtwoMB

Question Spacers

Just my 2 cents: Agree about hubcentric spacers - if you are going to use spacers. But nobody has mentioned the lug bolts...

Adding spacers reduces the available thread depth to secure the wheel...
05-18-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,980
Posted By NewtwoMB

Grille removal

Hi,

Finally got around to getting another grille (a C63 lookalike). Quality looks good and looking forward to a different look.
Took my OEM grille off without removing T bar or anything else,...
04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By NewtwoMB

Twin rear exhaust outlets

Hi Sanjit,

Love your twin (quad) outlets on the C220 CDi. I've had my C220 from new for about 2.25 years now and have always wanted to do it, but just with a single pipe each side. Only the 3 year...
04-28-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,464
Posted By NewtwoMB

:)Thanks anyway Ron Jnr -nice that someone's out...

:)Thanks anyway Ron Jnr -nice that someone's out there!!!
04-27-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,464
Posted By NewtwoMB

Removing Hazard warning triangle carrier

Hi, Does anyone know how the carrier for the hazard triangle on the underside of the trunk lid is removed. I'd like to get to the underside of the trunk lid but this piece has beaten me so far! Help...
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