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07-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,617
Posted By jctevere

Agreed. I bought extra brake pad sets with...

Agreed. I bought extra brake pad sets with sensors as well for the c class and I believe clk (have to check exact numbers). I recently go rid of my cars for a pickup so if you're looking for some...
07-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,371
Posted By jctevere

Hi AZN, I'm not sure if you remember but I...

Hi AZN,

I'm not sure if you remember but I used to be in the w204 forums back before AZNoptics was a thing and the 194 led worked great. I now have a w209 2003 clk500. I suggested your bulbs...
07-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,371
Posted By jctevere

Unfortunately those eBay linked bulbs did not...

Unfortunately those eBay linked bulbs did not work. My car posted error codes and they would blink every 3 seconds or so. Oddly, it also did the same in the reverse polarity (which LEDs typically...
06-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 114,327
Posted By jctevere

I believe only non 4matic w204s in certain years...

I believe only non 4matic w204s in certain years can handle E85 gas blends (which is NOT normal gas). It means 85% ethanol and 15% regular gas. It is considerably cheaper than regular 87 octane gas...
06-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,371
Posted By jctevere

I just ordered these for my 2003 CLK500. Once I...

I just ordered these for my 2003 CLK500. Once I get them and install I will let you know how I make out.

I've also ordered P21W x2 for the brake lights and a P21/4W and R5W (complete bulb list for...
11-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By jctevere

Air Only From Rear Vents?

I tried to do some searching around the forum and the general internet for this issue but only found things related to a/c not blowing cold (or one side cold, one side hot) or some other odd issues...
11-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,371
Posted By jctevere

AZN Optics are great. He actually was a W204...

AZN Optics are great. He actually was a W204 (C-Class) owner that found a supplier for top quality LED that would'nt throw error codes or burn out quickly on our cars.

Demand was so high that he...
09-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,468
Posted By jctevere

If you don't care for the NAV to be on your car's...

If you don't care for the NAV to be on your car's screen, in my older 2008 C-Class I used a Blackberry Bluetooth A2DP streaming connection. This connects to the AUX input and requires an external...
09-08-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By jctevere

I'm pretty sure almost every newer (2008+)...

I'm pretty sure almost every newer (2008+) Mercedes uses Mobil1 5W-40, but here in the United States it is almost impossible to find. If you do find it here in USA it's typically specialized for use...
09-08-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By jctevere

Contrary to the belief, if you know the correct...

Contrary to the belief, if you know the correct procedures and have the correct tools I find Mercedes to be one of the easier manufacturers to service yourself.

I almost died of laughter when a...
09-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By jctevere

Hah - I'm pretty sure that newer TomToms with...

Hah - I'm pretty sure that newer TomToms with speed and traffic camera locations make this noise when you are approaching them. I believe it can be toggled via the settings menu. Something like...
09-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,539
Posted By jctevere

I too have this wind noise on my 2003 CLK 500 I...

I too have this wind noise on my 2003 CLK 500 I just picked up. It sounds to be coming from the driver side by the side air vent (right where the side mirror connects to the car/window/rubber seal)....
09-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By jctevere

So there are actually 3 filters related to the...

So there are actually 3 filters related to the air conditioning system. 1 located in the engine bay in behind the glove box on the passenger side, just above the battery. This is the main dust...
09-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By jctevere

Do you have the old key style or the newer...

Do you have the old key style or the newer updated chrome key style? I too need to get a new battery for my spare key and was wondering what battery I should get. If you find out the answer, let me...
08-24-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By jctevere

About a week now after the fix. Things are MUCH...

About a week now after the fix. Things are MUCH better but not perfect. There is no more jerking, but I do get the occasional grumble/rumble. I think this is due to the fact that the friction...
08-24-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By jctevere

Anyone good at photoshop? I too am looking to do...

Anyone good at photoshop? I too am looking to do a quad exhaust conversion to my 2003 CLK 500. I actually have quad C63 style titanium dipped (blue hue) tips, but I've kind of out-grown that style...
08-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By jctevere

Just to give an update to the situation (in case...

Just to give an update to the situation (in case anyone also has the same issue and would like to know the resolution).

The culprit was in fact bad glycol contamination (well over 400):
399757
...
07-27-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By jctevere

I wish I knew you were in the huntington area! I...

I wish I knew you were in the huntington area! I also use MB of Huntington for everything, but I use a MB mechanic who works there directly (drop the car off after hours and he does work on it when...
07-25-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By jctevere

Jerky Transmission

I've spent a good amount of time searching and reading various threads about an issue that seems relatively common. I've got a 2003 CLK 500.

The issue I'm starting to notice is that from around...
07-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,967
Posted By jctevere

I don't think that's a tint on the headlight. I...

I don't think that's a tint on the headlight. I just think he had the entire housing interior painted black/glossy black. This is a way to get a black out look, but not affect light output.
...
07-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By jctevere

I would have to agree that you overpaid...

I would have to agree that you overpaid significantly. I'm not sure how the used car market is by you, but I think that even in the U.S. 20K is far out of market.

For reference, I just purchased a...
07-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,382
Posted By jctevere

I do know that I just had to replace the camshaft...

I do know that I just had to replace the camshaft position sensor on my father's 2003 SL500 (same as a CLK 500 engine and tranny). The issue caused the vehicle to sometimes not be able to start.

I...
07-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By jctevere

It wouldn't have even been a contest... ...

It wouldn't have even been a contest...

clk550 vs G37 S - YouTube

I had one of the very first G37S Coupes (2008). They were pretty good for drag races, but the 5 speed slush box was terrible...
07-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,326
Posted By jctevere

I have leased many vehicles through various car...

I have leased many vehicles through various car dealers (Mercedes, Cadillac, Hummer, Infiniti, Range Rover, etc). Between my experience and other family members, I think we've had close to 10 lease...
07-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By jctevere

Thanks for the feedback Rudeney. It appears that...

Thanks for the feedback Rudeney. It appears that the car does have the Valeo radiator, so I was able to talk the owner down $750 off the car for that as well as for a few other minor issues that need...
07-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By jctevere

I think what Rudeney was trying to say is that he...

I think what Rudeney was trying to say is that he doesn't think the latch is "lubricatable". I would think the trunk latch has some type of spring mechanism that pulls the latch back after...
07-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By jctevere

Funny you went from a C250 to a CLK 500. I had a...

Funny you went from a C250 to a CLK 500. I had a C300 sedan, then a C250 coupe and I've been driving a ML 350 for the last 7 or so months through the winter, but I myself am picking up a CLK 500 this...
07-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By jctevere

Things to Check

I'm planning on looking at (and most likely purchasing) a 2003 CLK 500 coupe this weekend.

Car is in pristine condition and is truly a garage queen. 38,xxx miles, it is fully loaded with almost...
02-08-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,761
Posted By jctevere

I have to say that I think this is the first car...

I have to say that I think this is the first car I wouldn't mind a wagon version. In a way I almost like it better...

Either way, my w204 C300 and C250 coupe will be the last of the C-Class I'm...
01-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By jctevere

These tires are crap they blew out 2 times on my...

These tires are crap they blew out 2 times on my brother.. They only have a one-ply side wall that is very weak and tears eaisly. Try to go another route if not I know he did pick up a lightly used...
01-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,269
Posted By jctevere

I just picked up a 2010 ML350 myself. Coming from...

I just picked up a 2010 ML350 myself. Coming from a C300 (smaller N/A v6) and more recently, a C250 Coupe (Turbo 4cyl).

Knowing a decent bit about the modding scene, there is not much you can do...
01-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,761
Posted By jctevere

C-Class W205 Real Life Photos

A W205 was finally caught in the wild, production version. Interestingly enough, this is the first W205 that I have seen without the lighting package. I don't really like the look of the non LED car,...
01-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By jctevere

On my 2012 C-Class Coupe, you can still have it...

On my 2012 C-Class Coupe, you can still have it in Auto Mode but lock in the highbeams.

Through my instrument cluster menu I have the abilty to turn on or off the adaptive highbeam. Then if I...
10-22-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By jctevere

If anything I would think the panormaic roof...

If anything I would think the panormaic roof increases interior headroom...
10-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,343
Posted By jctevere

CLA Exhaust

I'm fairly knoweldgeable about the workings of vehicles, Mercedes-Benz in particular.

However, I am not as up to speed with turbo setups. I know a good amount, but with respect to the diverter...
10-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By jctevere

I personally love it and consider it as a must on...

I personally love it and consider it as a must on my vehicles. As mentioned above, it is more of a "cool" factory for your passengers and to get compliments on.

With that said, the panoramic roof...
10-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,665
Posted By jctevere

Got a quote from my "usual" guy. Always do my...

Got a quote from my "usual" guy. Always do my business through him.

CLA with $41k sticker. Total out of pocket due at sigining $2,500. $400/month 12k miles per year including pre-paid maintenance...
09-14-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By jctevere

I would be interested in this. I have a lease on...

I would be interested in this. I have a lease on a c250 coupe currently that ends December 31st this year. So I could get into anything now since they will eat the rest of my payments if needed.
...
06-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,890
Posted By jctevere

Yes. The sedan 08-2013 and coupe grilles are...

Yes. The sedan 08-2013 and coupe grilles are interchangeable. Except for my above mentioned T-Bar being different sizes. Which isn't a make or break item, it just isn't as ideal. It will have tons of...
05-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,178
Posted By jctevere

I have had this issue on all 4 C/W204 models we...

I have had this issue on all 4 C/W204 models we have had. If you look above at my post 29 it describes the noise.

On the 2008/2011 c300 4matic sedans and on both of my 2012 c250 coupes. The 2012...
04-28-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,905
Posted By jctevere

Thanks for the ask but I'm good on the clear...

Thanks for the ask but I'm good on the clear sidemarkers. I'm actually going to be getting rid of the car for the CLA when it comes out :naughty::zoom:
03-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 63,868
Posted By jctevere

Guys, for it to be done right you MUST get your...

Guys, for it to be done right you MUST get your SAM reprogrammed. Your efforts would be better spent sharing places or people you know willing and able to do this.

This resistor fix simply...
03-18-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,760
Posted By jctevere

FYI - this actually isn't coming from the rear...

FYI - this actually isn't coming from the rear speaker mesh. This was a common problem in the 2008-2011 C-Class.

It is actually caused by a cable in the trunk area. I forget exactly what the...
02-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,515
Posted By jctevere

Instead of quoting everyone, I will just...

Instead of quoting everyone, I will just summarize the answers to various quesitons and my thoughts/experience.

The CLA is FWD, but also has a AWD variant (unsure if this will be available on...
01-19-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,106
Posted By jctevere

Perhaps not overseas. But here in the US any...

Perhaps not overseas. But here in the US any diesel alternative wears the "Bluetec" badging, even non SUV's such as the E-Class.

You are correct about what the Blue Efficiency badging means....
01-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,106
Posted By jctevere

The blue efficiency badging in the United States...

The blue efficiency badging in the United States on 2012 models were due to the revised transmission. Mercedes-Benz put it on 2012 models that carried this newer transmission that was more efficient...
01-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By jctevere

On the main screen where it shows the various...

On the main screen where it shows the various threads. You'll see a button on the top left that says "New Thread". It will allow you to create a new thread which you title and can type your question....
01-02-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By jctevere

I think this is an extremely biased response....

I think this is an extremely biased response. Firstly, the mods for the 250 are not that expensive. For $300 I have a C250 that goes 0-60 in 5.8 seconds - just as fast as a C350; pay less for...
12-21-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

The CEL doesn't appear to be illuminated in this...

The CEL doesn't appear to be illuminated in this picture...? Personally, it just seems like a formal reference to "Dyno" mode within Star Diagnostics and the MB Computers.
12-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By jctevere

Yeah, what Kevin said. Its not an "issue" rather...

Yeah, what Kevin said. Its not an "issue" rather just an annoyance due to big brother and cars needing to meet emission standards. Catalytic converters don't really start to "work" until they are...
12-18-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,823
Posted By jctevere

Most likely did not service transmission around...

Most likely did not service transmission around 39k miles. That is the best way to ensure longer life.
12-18-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By jctevere

You can also try a VIN lookup: ...

You can also try a VIN lookup:
http://www.neoriginal.ru/cat/mb/
12-18-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By jctevere

You really would want to head over to the w204...

You really would want to head over to the w204 sedan forum. They have a VERY detailed thread on stance, fitment, tire & wheel sizes, etc.

The front parking lamp is actually the orange "reflector"...
12-16-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,546
Posted By jctevere

You all are really making inaccurate statements....

You all are really making inaccurate statements. Since the ML and GL are ONLY manufactured in the USA. You can't say that USA assembled vehicles are any less reliable than German assembled vehicles....
12-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By jctevere

Laws of nature are laws of nature. I suppse with...

Laws of nature are laws of nature. I suppse with temperatures THAT cold there is always a chance of it freezing with water and slush and snow getting in there...

Personally, I never ever use a...
12-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 258,727
Posted By jctevere

Yeah, definitely don't try removing the chrome...

Yeah, definitely don't try removing the chrome strips. Its almost impossible to do it without breaking them. I broke them all on my prior C300 Sedan, haha.

For what its worth, if you just spray...
12-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,897
Posted By jctevere

DIY HID kit installation: ...

DIY HID kit installation:
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-coupe-c204/473011-2013-c250-coupe-hid-install.html

As far as a DIY oil change, I am not sure on the C250, only did it on my C300....
12-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,084
Posted By jctevere

Great and clear DIY, added to the DIY thread. ...

Great and clear DIY, added to the DIY thread.

I believe that there are vertical adjustments for the headlights. In my 2009 C300 there were white hexagonal plastic pieces that you can turn to...
12-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By jctevere

If you don't change your underwear every day,...

If you don't change your underwear every day, will you start to smell?

The answer is yes.

No, but all joking aside, this has been covered time after time after time again by Glynn. Please use...
12-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,671
Posted By jctevere

That was a bit different though, because the...

That was a bit different though, because the C-Class never had a "Coupe" variant, and they waited until the facelift to introduce it.

My guess is that they will most likely be changed together in...
12-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,028
Posted By jctevere

For those who want to compare how quiet this is...

For those who want to compare how quiet this is versus other custom setups:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLe5H_NuJM

That is my setup, removed 100% of the factory exhaust and placed in a single...
12-12-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 28,344
Posted By jctevere

Did you get DDM digital slim ballasts? Or big...

Did you get DDM digital slim ballasts? Or big clunky analog ballasts? The digital ones don't flicker. Paying $150 to STAR to turn Xenon on is a waste of money and will do nothing.

Error cancelers...
12-09-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,401
Posted By jctevere

They CAN reject you on inspection, although it...

They CAN reject you on inspection, although it isn't very common.

If you have a vehicle with reflector styled halogen headlights with HID kit installed, you are much more likely to be rejected for...
12-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

Nothing of what you're saying makes any sense......

Nothing of what you're saying makes any sense... A CEL code reader will give a code like "P20xxx" for our vehicles. You hit over boost, clear the code and the CEL will go away.

No idea what "shop"...
12-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,808
Posted By jctevere

What the HELL is going on with the exhaust piping...

What the HELL is going on with the exhaust piping in that eBay listing?!?! It connects to the mufflers, and then connects both mufflers togehter? That is extremely uneccesary, lmfao.

All you need...
12-02-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By jctevere

It really depends on your particular dealership....

It really depends on your particular dealership. I would really try to add it on if you can, as it beats even the cheapest dealer prices...

If I remember correctly you said you were in NY. Here...
11-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,217
Posted By jctevere

Its alright, I got raped on my install. It was my...

Its alright, I got raped on my install. It was my first time with exhaust and I didn't shop around. I used the Magnaflow tru-x x-pipe and he somehow tricked me into paying $275 for him to install it...
11-30-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,521
Posted By jctevere

I have the JB+ tune cranked to 100%, the BMS K&N...

I have the JB+ tune cranked to 100%, the BMS K&N drop in intake, quad exhaust work done and I have achieved a 0-60 of 5.8 seconds (best) in my 2012 C250 coupe. These cars definitely are NOT "slow"....
11-30-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,855
Posted By jctevere

Holy SMOKES! I love my car, but I would NEVER pay...

Holy SMOKES! I love my car, but I would NEVER pay that much for it! No wonder why people overseas can't believe I drive a Mercedes-Benz... My car MSRP was about $44,000 and had P1, comand navigation,...
11-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By jctevere

Most likely the sensor, could definitely be a...

Most likely the sensor, could definitely be a reason for your "poor" mpg versus the norm. If you could take a video of the issue and post it to YouTube it would better help us diagnose the issue. It...
11-30-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,350
Posted By jctevere

Back in Jan we leased two 2012 C250 Coupes. The...

Back in Jan we leased two 2012 C250 Coupes. The MSRP was $43,575 on one, and about the same on the other. Both had P1 and Navigation Comand System with Harmon Kardon, and then one had the AMG rims...
11-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By jctevere

No, that is false. You can do your own service,...

No, that is false. You can do your own service, it is a smart idea to keep your own records or receipts as proof. Dealers just like to scare people into paying their insane service fees...

Even if...
11-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,726
Posted By jctevere

That's odd that the would use this model in an...

That's odd that the would use this model in an American movie that doesn't exist in the United States... Unless it wasn't actually filmed in the United States but they put the plates on to make it...
11-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,094
Posted By jctevere

Raising the window a bit seemed to help the...

Raising the window a bit seemed to help the noise, but it did not eliminate it entirely. Also, it doesn't happen anymore in colder weather which I find odd (yes, I sometimes drive with my windows...
11-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,643
Posted By jctevere

My car is a lease too, I did the quad exhaust...

My car is a lease too, I did the quad exhaust upgrade and AMG diffuser. You can easily drop the entire factory exahust from the resonator back at the clamp, so you can turn it back to 100% stock....
11-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By jctevere

I doubt its coming from the suspension. Is it a...

I doubt its coming from the suspension. Is it a squeak or a rattle? The rear shelf is problematic rattle source in the W204 models. I had them felt pad under it to stop the rattle, if this coupe has...
11-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

I would seriously look at the new GLA that's...

I would seriously look at the new GLA that's coming out (competitor to the X1 from Mercedes). The BMW's are just overpriced if you ask me, and have bland interiors and questionable exterior design.
...
11-23-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

Not only would you have to pay more, but I would...

Not only would you have to pay more, but I would worry about quality and reliability - even on a new car. My sister got a 2012 A5 not too long ago. The car had about 530 miles on the clock, and the...
11-21-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By jctevere

Fitment looks really good on the pictures...

Fitment looks really good on the pictures posted... However, besides fitment, a lot of the time "cheaper" Carbon Fiber eBay products will yellow over time or crack (especially if exposed to sunlight...
11-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By jctevere

2014 E-Class Mercedes Leaked Headlight!

Here is a video Mercedes-Benz just uploaded, it leaks the 2014 E-Class headlight design... I'm surprised that Mercedes-Benz would do this - but given their recent A45 ///AMG intentional spy shot...
11-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,568
Posted By jctevere

I did actually. I got caught at work in the most...

I did actually. I got caught at work in the most recent snow storm. The car did GREAT! I was thoroughly surprised. Had the stock 17" all season michelin tires on. Didn't get a chance to switch over...
11-20-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By jctevere

For what its worth: ...

For what its worth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLe5H_NuJM

There is my C250 CGI (U.S. version with aftermarket quad exhaust). Skip to 1:00 for exhaust revs.
11-20-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By jctevere

Unfortunately its not that simple :( LED...

Unfortunately its not that simple :(

LED replacement bulbs in a housing that is not designed for LED is not very efficient, and you're better off with Bi-Xenon or halogen lighting.
11-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By jctevere

FYI, ^ that's the diesel version that is not in...

FYI, ^ that's the diesel version that is not in the U.S. - sounds pretty bland and boring if you ask me. I'm going to try to borrow and/or buy a GoPro or some other camera to hopefully get some...
11-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 49,738
Posted By jctevere

I know exactly what the OP is talking about. My...

I know exactly what the OP is talking about. My C250 occasionally makes this sound too. It is not the sound referenced in the YouTube video. The best way I can describe it is that it comes from the...
11-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By jctevere

Yes and no. The most ideal kelvin temperature...

Yes and no. The most ideal kelvin temperature range for best visibility is indeed 5500 K - 6500 K. However, the reason why OEM Bi-Xenon headlights aren't this temperature is because Kelvin color is...
11-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

@KKD79: what the heck are all those stickers...

@KKD79: what the heck are all those stickers above your mercedes-benz sticker on your windshield?!?!

@Roger_C350: You come off as if you're putting down C250 owners when you say ignorant stuff...
11-19-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,568
Posted By jctevere

Your sticker says 28 for front tires on 17"? My...

Your sticker says 28 for front tires on 17"? My C250 that came with 17" non-AMG rims states (I believe 31/32) all around. I will check shortly when I head down to the parking lot to my car... But I...
11-19-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By jctevere

It just has the standard Audio 20 sound system,...

It just has the standard Audio 20 sound system, which I believe come to (8) speakers.

If you want to learn more about the H/K system:
http://mercedes.harmankardon.com/en/vehicles/c-class/
11-19-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

I don't understand why you feel this thread...

I don't understand why you feel this thread should be closed or how its "getting ridiculous". For $300 and about 30 minutes of install time I got my C250 to provide speeds just as fast 0-60 as a C350...
11-19-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By jctevere

The Mercedes OEM Bi-Xenon lighting is 4200 K....

The Mercedes OEM Bi-Xenon lighting is 4200 K. Which is slightly "yellower" then your 4300 K in your past Camry, so you are not crazy.

Also, something to note is the "LED headlamps" that...
11-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

I've been running it at 100% pretty much since...

I've been running it at 100% pretty much since the intake was released (not sure when that was off the top of my head, but I'd say early summer). It has its drawbacks though. Sometimes when you "get...
11-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,808
Posted By jctevere

You won't see any of the clamps unless you're...

You won't see any of the clamps unless you're under the vehicle. The only downfall to that exhaust is that although it is a "plug and play" solution, it is very expensive...
11-08-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,780
Posted By jctevere

Well I would assume that the temperature sensor...

Well I would assume that the temperature sensor is only used for the AUTO function of the A/C to maintain a cabin temperature. When the two thermostats do not match, I would guess that it tries to...
11-08-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

Thanks for the compliments! :naughty: It was...

Thanks for the compliments! :naughty:

It was merely a product of having no power the last week, no work, and nothing better to do besides write a mini-novel. lol

E-mode is annoying, but great...
11-08-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 258,727
Posted By jctevere

Sorry to hear about your loss Igor, I too am from...

Sorry to hear about your loss Igor, I too am from Long Island but thankfully I live on high ground and my car is safe (with the exception of a cracked windshield from a falling tree).

Hopefully...
11-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By jctevere

Just to be sure... This is a Coupe model - right?...

Just to be sure... This is a Coupe model - right? If so, I wonder what packages now give you these ambient lights, etc?
11-08-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,762
Posted By jctevere

Forgot about this thread. My brother also had his...

Forgot about this thread. My brother also had his C250 Coupe's brake pads replaced because of the squeaking/noise issue and it has not came back. I believe if it is under 1 year or 12,000 miles they...
11-08-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,979
Posted By jctevere

I'm not sure how it pertains to the Coupe models,...

I'm not sure how it pertains to the Coupe models, but on my prior 2009 C300 sedan you would access it from the passenger side footwell. You would have to remove a few torx screws and then the air...
11-08-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,094
Posted By jctevere

Hey Bruep, thanks for your help in hunting down...

Hey Bruep, thanks for your help in hunting down this noise... The simplest way to upload a picture is to just use a site like http://imgur.com/ and just upload your picture and provide us with the...
11-08-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,065
Posted By jctevere

Hopefully I can shed some light onto this topic...

Hopefully I can shed some light onto this topic and provide you all with great insight. (By the way, the majority of C300/C250 videos on YouTube are mine, including the ones referenced in this...
10-27-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 60,490
Posted By jctevere

Of course it CAN be done. If someone has STAR...

Of course it CAN be done. If someone has STAR diagnostics you can change the speed limit parameter. However, this is illegal and your family friend is not willing to do it and something a Mercedes...
10-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

Got more clarification today from MBUSA on the...

Got more clarification today from MBUSA on the issue of paddle shifters:

"Sorry for the delay, here is the answer from our C -Class Product Manager.

Q1. Why can't you get paddle shifters on the...
10-20-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,113
Posted By jctevere

E mode does indeed start the car off in 2nd gear....

E mode does indeed start the car off in 2nd gear. It also holds higher gears for better fuel economy, but as we are all way to familiar with, really takes a toll on the responsiveness.

S not only...
10-20-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By jctevere

I know that the bluetooth A2DP streaming that...

I know that the bluetooth A2DP streaming that comes with the comand system has full steering wheel controls and displays all song information.

The differences between the iPod kit plugged in and...
10-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,518
Posted By jctevere

It is indeed normal. This is because the lifters...

It is indeed normal. This is because the lifters are activated when it is cold out - keeping your idle RPM's artificially high to warm up the engine and catalytic converters. You will notice that it...
10-15-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

Not bad, but I guess the residual is pretty low?...

Not bad, but I guess the residual is pretty low? For comparison my 2012 C250 Coupe was a 24 month lease, 12k miles per year, $44,100 MSRP, $2,500 total due at signing (this includes EVERYTHING,...
10-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By jctevere

Lol, your dealer is a crook. Try to find another...

Lol, your dealer is a crook. Try to find another MB Dealer or send an email to MBUSA about why the bulletin is no longer active (which it is). That will certainly put your dealer in check.
10-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By jctevere

Nope, will not be able to be plug and play for...

Nope, will not be able to be plug and play for the simple fact that we only have 1 cat and 1 exhaust run from the engine. The OEM C300/C350 exhaust has two cats and a dual in/dual out resonator....
10-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

What were the terms if you don't mind (mileage,...

What were the terms if you don't mind (mileage, months, MSRP). Curious to know what they run on a lease...
10-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By jctevere

I actually thought that the trunk quality was...

I actually thought that the trunk quality was best in class. Automatic rise on open, covers for the springs in which the BMW's and Infiniti components are exposed. And I like how its a pure black...
10-14-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,807
Posted By jctevere

I have this same issue, very annoying! I have a...

I have this same issue, very annoying! I have a 2012 C250 Coupe and I previously had a iPhone 4 (that was also running on iOS 6) and it did not have this problem.

However, with the new iPhone 5 I...
10-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

If there is one thing I am known for on this...

If there is one thing I am known for on this forum it is certainly not spreading false information, besides maybe Sportstick's opposing view of mine on winter tires :rolf:

But here is a link to an...
10-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By jctevere

I believe that this recall is only related to...

I believe that this recall is only related to Canadian spec models. USA models are unaffected.
10-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

Technically the 2013 C300 4Matic is a C350 4Matic...

Technically the 2013 C300 4Matic is a C350 4Matic in the United States. The C300 has a new 3.5L direct injection engine (the same one used in the C350) but is detuned (less HP/TQ).

Mercedes-Benz...
10-12-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

The adapter does not support "iPod Out" which...

The adapter does not support "iPod Out" which newer model BMW's and Mini's utilized (which pretty much transport the iPod screen onto the car's screen). It pretty much meant that even with the...
10-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

You can hit Overboost on any "cheap" tuned that...

You can hit Overboost on any "cheap" tuned that is Plug+Play. The only way to circumvent the issue is to do a complete ECU re-program to raise the limit at which the ECU trips overboost... AKA...
10-12-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By jctevere

Unfortunately USA emission standards are a bit...

Unfortunately USA emission standards are a bit "tougher" then EU emission standards. However, you can't really get "upset" about them changing parts. The car is going to come with what it should have...
10-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,808
Posted By jctevere

Haha, yeah its VERY dinky exhaust compared to...

Haha, yeah its VERY dinky exhaust compared to what was on my 2009 C300... Also, I got a 2.5" inlet/outlet magnapack and a 2.5" inlet/2.25" dual outlet y-pipe since my exhaust tips were 2.25"....
10-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,268
Posted By jctevere

Not a bad idea, however, I'm not sure that this...

Not a bad idea, however, I'm not sure that this location may always be caught by the RFID scanners at the toll booths... Even though you tested it, some people might have trouble if they don't put it...
10-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

Good News! I tried out my adapter and everything...

Good News! I tried out my adapter and everything works perfectly just like it did before on other iPhones. Steering wheel controls, album cover art, titles, etc! :y

Very glad that the lighting to...
10-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,325
Posted By jctevere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQ30Yo9awg ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQ30Yo9awg

There is my video of the BMS Intake and JB+ Tune from Burger Motorsports. You definitely hear a blow-off valve type noise. Even though its not a BOV....
10-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

Yes, you can get paddle shifters in a C300...

Yes, you can get paddle shifters in a C300 4Matic:

"Optional
Performance-focused cabin styling
The new Sport Package brings racing inspiration to the cockpit of the C-Class Sport Sedan, with...
10-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,541
Posted By jctevere

For what it's worth - in 2013 models and newer...

For what it's worth - in 2013 models and newer Mercedes has switched to a true paddle shift system with E/S/M buttons. Or so I've been told by MBUSA. It is different from the previous systems where...
10-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,992
Posted By jctevere

Good news if you still want the chrome (OEM look)...

Good news if you still want the chrome (OEM look) tips. I found the supplier's website that previously sold them on eBay for $179 for the pre-welded version:
...
10-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,710
Posted By jctevere

I found them on eBay from a seller named Top...

I found them on eBay from a seller named Top Speed Auto. However, since then the eBay prices have been crazy. But if you go directly to their website, you can find the exhaust tips (in regular...
10-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,808
Posted By jctevere

Hello, I am one such member that did the Quad...

Hello, I am one such member that did the Quad Exhaust pipe modification. All you will need to do the modification is a (Right) muffler and exhaust tip, C350 diffuser and a Y-Pipe or a shop that can...
10-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

More Information from MB! It appears they haven't...

More Information from MB! It appears they haven't yet been able to get their hands on the Lighting => 30 pin adapter yet for testing:

"MB_Craig | 10/10/12 10:12 am
Hello

My understanding is we...
10-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By jctevere

Go Into Settings > Bluetooth Then you will...

Go Into Settings > Bluetooth

Then you will see your "MB Bluetooth" profile. Click on the blue circle with the right arrow to see more information. You will see some toggle switches. "Share...
10-07-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By jctevere

My notifications work with iMessages... But just...

My notifications work with iMessages... But just to clarify - you are using the native Text Message app on your iPhone, and not a third-party application right? Because it will only work with the...
10-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By jctevere

That was true with prior generation C300's....

That was true with prior generation C300's. However for 2013 model year, they have a 3.5L engine in the C300's. My guess is that since they offer the coupe in the C350 4Matic, they also offer the...
10-07-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By jctevere

For what its worth, the 2013 C300's actually have...

For what its worth, the 2013 C300's actually have the C350 engine that has been "dummed down". :y

My guess is that it is to simplify the assembly line process, cutting costs. Which technically...
10-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By jctevere

See this thread for more information: ...

See this thread for more information:
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-coupe-c204/463550-iphone-5-compatibility-usb-ipod-interface-question.html

Long story short: If you had your previous...
10-06-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

Some news from MB on the issue - not too good: ...

Some news from MB on the issue - not too good:

"MB_Craig | 10/05/12 03:49 pm

Hello,

MBUSA is aware of this issue and the current plan is to develop a new 8 PIN "Lightning" Media interface...
10-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 49,738
Posted By jctevere

The tech may not be all that wrong as far as a...

The tech may not be all that wrong as far as a characteristic of the engine. I too noticed what I can describe to be a "wobble" sound of the engine during certain engine load/acceleration. It seems...
10-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By jctevere

The idea is to get the entire front end - front...

The idea is to get the entire front end - front fenders, hood, and front bumper. That way you can retrofit the entire C63 front end onto a C300/C350.
10-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By jctevere

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2210802/Hoffenheim-midfielder-Boris-Vukcevic-critical-stable-condition-car-crash.html

He actually survived this incident - great proof that...
10-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By jctevere

Yes, you have a sport styled front bumper. For...

Yes, you have a sport styled front bumper. For what it's worth - you also have the Bi-Xenon package. Perhaps they come with pre-cut areas for the headlamp washers with your package? Or does the...
10-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By jctevere

I used to do the service myself on my C300...

I used to do the service myself on my C300 4matic. It required nearly 9 quarts of Mobi 0w-40 synthetic oil and the fleece Mann oil filter. Those parts cost roughly $80 (unless you got a good deal) +...
10-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,646
Posted By jctevere

I'm 99.99% sure the C250 can't run on E85 fuel......

I'm 99.99% sure the C250 can't run on E85 fuel... The only W204 model that previously could take advantage of E85 "Flex Fuels" was the C300 sedan 2008-2011. However, this is not applicable on 4matic...
09-27-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

Good News - I am 99.99% sure that the iPhone 5...

Good News - I am 99.99% sure that the iPhone 5 with a adapter will have 100% same functionality that previous iPhone 4/4S have had. This is becuase the Mercedes Comand system does not use the "iPod...
09-24-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

I didn't have any problems and didn't have the...

I didn't have any problems and didn't have the change the name or anything. What I would suggest (is what I did) is to delete the old profile for your older iPhone, then search for bluetooth phones...
09-24-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By jctevere

Not really sure from what year you're referring...

Not really sure from what year you're referring too. Nor do I really buy or subscribe to magazines. However, if I know you I think I know what you're getting at here! :rolf:

Would this be what...
09-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,679
Posted By jctevere

I'm not so confused that someone would badge a...

I'm not so confused that someone would badge a non ///AMG as a C63 ///AMG - as it has been done many times before.

What has me so confused is that the amount of time, effort, and money spent on...
09-18-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By jctevere

LOL @ this thread! :smash: :slap: :crazy: ...

LOL @ this thread! :smash: :slap: :crazy:

The best was the part about how you're from NY and you're tougher because of it. I'm from NY and I can certainly say for sure that not everyone in NY is...
09-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,903
Posted By jctevere

This is EXACTLY where my 2003 SL 500 ABC...

This is EXACTLY where my 2003 SL 500 ABC suspension is leaking from. I have determined that it is the B4/5 pressure sensor for the ABC system. Have you had any luck finding a part number or a cheap...
09-16-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,167
Posted By jctevere

I would still get the 2013. They quietly bumped...

I would still get the 2013. They quietly bumped the power for the 300 engine. Word on the street it is actually a de-tuned and slightly modified 350 DI engine. Perhaps a tune will eek out a C350...
09-16-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,402
Posted By jctevere

I haven't had any seat time behind a model with...

I haven't had any seat time behind a model with the eco start/stop feature. Is there any delay or lag - or increased risk when flooring from a stop/red light versus an engine at idle?

I would...
09-16-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

I understand your frustration, but its really not...

I understand your frustration, but its really not the end of the world. The previous apple docking system was a P.O.S. I needed to get my cable replaced in my 2012 C250 for the third time already...
09-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,539
Posted By jctevere

Well, you still have bluetooth audio streaming...

Well, you still have bluetooth audio streaming which works great. Also, I believe from what I have read that the dock WILL play music, you just won't get the same song information as you previously...
09-15-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By jctevere

@ $42,000 sticker he is missing a bit more then...

@ $42,000 sticker he is missing a bit more then xenon headlights. I'm guessing he has comand and premium packages, etc. But most likely no leather seats, no xenon (as he specified), and no safety...
09-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By jctevere

That diffuser won't fit our coupes - that is for...

That diffuser won't fit our coupes - that is for the old facelift. The only thing that would work on our vehicles are the exhaust tips. Just wanted to let people know.
09-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,251
Posted By jctevere

It was 96lb ft torque for the lug nuts in the...

It was 96lb ft torque for the lug nuts in the manual for the W204 (on my 2009 C300). I have not checked the manual for my C204 2012 C250 coupe, however, I don't imagine that there would be a...
09-10-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,022
Posted By jctevere

I'm not sure where you guys got those part...

I'm not sure where you guys got those part numbers... I just heard back from MBUSA, they said that it is not on USA model, but strictly a Canadian option/equipment. However, the owners manual is...
09-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,438
Posted By jctevere

Hey guys, just saw this thread. Glad I could be...

Hey guys, just saw this thread. Glad I could be of some inspiration and hopefully I can be of some help/clarification. I usually always do straight pipe setups when modifying my exhaust. Reason being...
09-10-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,167
Posted By jctevere

You can still weld even though the tips are...

You can still weld even though the tips are stainless steel. Additionally, I'm also pretty confident that the stock OEM piping is stainless steel (although not polished).

I bought the diffuser...
09-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 67,422
Posted By jctevere

Well, I don't believe the check engine light ever...

Well, I don't believe the check engine light ever turns red. I believe what he was referring to was a solid check engine light or a blinking one. A solid check engine light is usually not severe and...
09-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 67,422
Posted By jctevere

This may sound like a silly question - but did...

This may sound like a silly question - but did you try to turn off the car and restart it - to see if that fixed the issue?

If it did, its very likely that your vehicle hit overboost and went into...
09-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By jctevere

Considering that a C250 is not offered in...

Considering that a C250 is not offered in 4matic... I am curious as to if this story is completely made up or something. Dyno mode (in my 2012 C250) has turned all aids off. Nothing has noticeably...
08-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By jctevere

Very easy to replace... At least on my prior 2009...

Very easy to replace... At least on my prior 2009 C300. You simply access it form the wheel well. Remove the black plastic wheel well liner with three plastic clips. Then there is a simple torx screw...
08-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,449
Posted By jctevere

Even thought the C180 is essentially the same as...

Even thought the C180 is essentially the same as our C250. I have contacted companies that offer downpipes and they are saying that their products don't fit for the C250 Coupe - so I was a bit...
08-28-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By jctevere

I have just looked up some differences... The...

I have just looked up some differences... The C300 now has a 3.5L DI v6 engine that gets better fuel economy and more power. I would guess that it is the same engine as the C350, and with a simple...
08-27-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

No the tune will not apply to the C350 coupe. The...

No the tune will not apply to the C350 coupe. The C350 has no turbo (which this tune adjusts in the parameters). It is a N/A engine (naturally aspirated). You can't really squeeze much power out of...
08-27-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,542
Posted By jctevere

Holy crap, haha. Do you do power brake burnouts...

Holy crap, haha. Do you do power brake burnouts or something?!?! Those rotors are pretty bad. You'll probably see cracking around the circle cross drilled soon. Keep in mind these next pads will...
08-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By jctevere

Additionally, you could buy osme white plastidip...

Additionally, you could buy osme white plastidip and spray over them, then just peel it off when you want to sell the car. One can could easily cover both sidemarkers, and more, and its only $5-6 per...
08-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

Nothing was reset on my vehicle. I just removed...

Nothing was reset on my vehicle. I just removed the negative terminal from the battery in the engine compartment. (You remove a black palsic cover right under the widnshield on the passenger side to...
08-26-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,924
Posted By jctevere

Just came across this thread... I no longer have...

Just came across this thread... I no longer have my 2009 C300 4Matic, and now have a 2012 C250 Coupe. I had this "howling noise" since my C300 was new, and had it up until 45,000 miles. Had no issues...
08-26-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,449
Posted By jctevere

Having done a bit of work on my 2012 C250, I can...

Having done a bit of work on my 2012 C250, I can offer a bit of advice... Firstly, the factory intercooler is huge and does a great job. I would expect it would still not be the bottleneck of the...
08-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 42,027
Posted By jctevere

It could be one of a few possible things....

It could be one of a few possible things. Firstly, if you use A/C and the sound is more like an intermittent high pitched beep once every ~30 seconds, that noise is from the A/C coming back to...
08-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,022
Posted By jctevere

I don't have this on my 2012 Coupe model... Hmm,...

I don't have this on my 2012 Coupe model... Hmm, I will reach out to some people I know through GenBenz at MBUSA headquarters and try to get some more information on this!
08-24-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,669
Posted By jctevere

No whole behind any badging on our cars besides...

No whole behind any badging on our cars besides for the rear trunk mercedes emblem (three tiny holes)... just use some strong fishing line or something thin and a hairdryer. The double sided glue...
08-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

Haha, exactly right. Feels MUCH better. I also...

Haha, exactly right. Feels MUCH better. I also can confirm that fuel economy is improved. I was driving like a maniac trying to set off the OverBoost on purpose, and I still averaged a good 26.8 mpg...
08-21-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 258,727
Posted By jctevere

It also appears that you gave your brother your...

It also appears that you gave your brother your 2012 coupe rims and put on your rims :naughty:
08-21-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

Well, I was skeptical that disconnecting the...

Well, I was skeptical that disconnecting the negative battery terminal for 10 minutes would do anything... But I am sure glad I did it. Acceleration is MUCH smoother, little to no jerkiness, and none...
08-21-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By jctevere

My brother had intermittent brake squealing...

My brother had intermittent brake squealing problems. He brought it into the dealership expecting that the parking brake needed to be reseated or replaced... Instead they discovered that his rotors...
08-21-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,364
Posted By jctevere

Engineering mode enables "Split Screen...

Engineering mode enables "Split Screen Navigation". However, it doesn't show all the upcoming directions. Instead it shows the upcoming exits and your next direction... I will pay attention to see...
08-21-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

The S5 is clearly the performance king here for...

The S5 is clearly the performance king here for 2013 models (as long as you are willing to accept that it is supposed to compete with the 335i and C350, G37... Instead the 2013 A5 3.0TFSI is most...
08-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

Yup, that video of the C250 doing the 6.4 seconds...

Yup, that video of the C250 doing the 6.4 seconds 0-60 stock was my clip. Unfortunately, I have not recieved any statistical 0-60 reduction from the JB+ tune and intake. :nix:

Perhas maybe the...
08-19-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,200
Posted By jctevere

Definitely get the pre-paid service plan...

Definitely get the pre-paid service plan regardless of if you're buying or leasing. I'm leasing and it only added $9/month to my lease (you only pay for the portion of the plan you use too, which is...
08-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

I will try it and get back to you. I definitely...

I will try it and get back to you. I definitely did not do that when I installed it. Also, it seems ECU related. Because you will notice you will have a smooth ride or not within a few minutes. Also,...
08-16-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

I still don't see what anyone sees in that...

I still don't see what anyone sees in that interior with the Audi. It just looks bland, boring and CHEAP. The flat bottom steering portion is the coolest part, but I think the circular center just...
08-15-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,200
Posted By jctevere

Nope, service is at every 10,000 miles. The car...

Nope, service is at every 10,000 miles. The car will let you know. 10k service is known as "Service A" which varies widely nationwide and according to your specific dealer. I would say an average...
08-15-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

Actually, 2-4k with the tune is when peak boost...

Actually, 2-4k with the tune is when peak boost occurs. I have found that I most commonly hit Overboost when I drive "heavily" rather than lightly or Wide open throttle. And so I would hit Overboost...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By jctevere

I agree. I like the improved UI. But usability...

I agree. I like the improved UI. But usability has definitely suffered. I'm using OSX mountain lion (10.8) and google chrome. Many clicks are unresponsive. It doesn't seem to be related to anything...
08-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,865
Posted By jctevere

I am not really worried about this test. Firstly,...

I am not really worried about this test. Firstly, you will notice that the vehicles that did good or okay on the test, had their wheels snap entirely off, propeling the vehicle away from the barrier,...
08-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By jctevere

Yeah, its not that difficult to do. I was looking...

Yeah, its not that difficult to do. I was looking to do this on my 2012, but I couldn't find any tips that were E63 styled for less then like $500-$600...
08-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By jctevere

I believe you are talking about the certain sport...

I believe you are talking about the certain sport package that allows the transmission to do downshift rev matching. Yes, this package is available on 2013 models. And yes, it would make exhaust mods...
08-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

From a standstill you definitely would have...

From a standstill you definitely would have walked on him. However, from a roll its tough to say who might have won. The modern 7-speed in the G does a pretty good job applying all the usable power...
08-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 105,271
Posted By jctevere

But doesn't a 10 minute battery disconnect result...

But doesn't a 10 minute battery disconnect result in many items needing to be reset? Radio? Windows, etc?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-13-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 637,618
Posted By jctevere

This procedure resets the TCU (transmission...

This procedure resets the TCU (transmission control unit) NOT the ECU. The difference is that the TCU is responsible for the "adaptive driving characteristics" which pretty much creates a profile...
08-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,638
Posted By jctevere

Why do you suggest I watch the MB dealer do the...

Why do you suggest I watch the MB dealer do the flush? Also, I don't think its given that most Indies have Star Diagnostics. In fact, most of the Indy's here on Long Island refuse to work on...
07-31-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,638
Posted By jctevere

Servicing this transmission now requires a...

Servicing this transmission now requires a completely different process than its predecessors. When the transmission fluid needs to be changed, the fluid is pumped into the transmission through the...
07-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,571
Posted By jctevere

I have never seen the Mercedes-Benz dealerships...

I have never seen the Mercedes-Benz dealerships where I live markup any car. Of course the ones on the floor always have rims, tints, chrome packages which they charge 10x the actual cost of, but...
07-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,089
Posted By jctevere

I drive my car like an animal. Have my Stage 1...

I drive my car like an animal. Have my Stage 1 tune installed up to 100% from JB+ and the intake installed. As well as a free flowing (post-cat) quad exhaust setup. I love it. The car definitely does...
07-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,424
Posted By jctevere

I agree with Redux completely... I also live on...

I agree with Redux completely... I also live on Long Island and Commuted to Hofstra. Not only is traffic annoying, but he is completely correct about Insurance asking for odometer readings. Between...
07-29-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,638
Posted By jctevere

I should be changed at every 40k - 50k miles,...

I should be changed at every 40k - 50k miles, regardless of what the manual says. I know at first Mercedes said the 7G tronic was a "lifetime fill" later revising it to it needing to be replaced...
07-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,046
Posted By jctevere

^ What he said. Just like the C63 OEM grille...

^ What he said. Just like the C63 OEM grille won't fit a non C63, the front end sizes are different. So the hood will not fit a non C63. You will have to wait for a company to make a replica C63 hood...
07-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By jctevere

I doubt it, as the new software isn't standard on...

I doubt it, as the new software isn't standard on 2013 coupes, but rather, part of the sport package. As such, if definitely won't be a free TCU update. And I doubt that you can even twist your...
07-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

This is far from fact and I am wondering if you...

This is far from fact and I am wondering if you are going from your personal opinion or the autoblogger's opinions?

Interior on the Audi is garbage in my opinion, and I think that I share a...
07-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,886
Posted By jctevere

Mercedes always underrates their vehicles. I'm...

Mercedes always underrates their vehicles. I'm not sure if this is due to where they do their official testing, if it is higher sea-level or what. But the C350 by all reviewers seem to be getting...
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