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01-03-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By D3-AMG

So long, and thanks

Hi Everyone,

Well, over the holidays the decision was made to let go of my 2009 C63 (black with P30 package). If anyone has access to the auctions at Manheim I'd expect it to show up soon. My...
12-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By D3-AMG

Well, my Christmas miracle this year is the leak...

Well, my Christmas miracle this year is the leak was the radiator end caps. Not sure why I wasn't finding coolant on the ground or why I could run for 3 weeks without coolant loss only to drain a...
12-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd be up for meeting in the spring assuming I...

I'd be up for meeting in the spring assuming I still have my car. Currently in the shop getting coolant leak checked (yes, very possibly head-bolts at 94,000 miles). Even before this though, I've...
12-11-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By D3-AMG

I think I've seen a White 507 headed down Great...

I think I've seen a White 507 headed down Great Seneca Highway from Germantown a couple of times as I'm headed north in my black P030.
07-16-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By D3-AMG

I have an '09 as well. If you don't have the iPod...

I have an '09 as well. If you don't have the iPod kit with older 30-pin connector, then you can only use the 3mm jack. If you get the iPod kit, you can buy Tune2Air, a bluetooth adapter powered by...
07-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By D3-AMG

Do they need instructors? I'm not sure I can...

Do they need instructors? I'm not sure I can swing an entire weekend, but one of the days I should.

And I'm editing because I just noticed the config they are using. I don't like the pit-straight...
05-03-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,354
Posted By D3-AMG

I would actually prefer a smaller screen that I...

I would actually prefer a smaller screen that I could replace the current screen on my PFL '09 and keep the motorized hide function working.
03-19-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By D3-AMG

It helps that my wife loves the thing and I'm...

It helps that my wife loves the thing and I'm smart enough to be sure she drives it regularly to enjoy it.
03-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By D3-AMG

That's great if you can find a competent indy...

That's great if you can find a competent indy shop to do the job. I've spoken to 3 shops in the Maryland area which only work on Mercedes. Two won't even touch an AMG for anything more than an oil...
12-12-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,494
Posted By D3-AMG

Ouch. I had my manifold replaced earlier this...

Ouch. I had my manifold replaced earlier this year due to a rubber hose fitting that went bad and no shop would repair/replace just the fitting. I still have the old part. I swear someone could put...
12-05-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By D3-AMG

Since this is getting flagged on only the one...

Since this is getting flagged on only the one bank and not both, start with looking at the parts associated with that bank. I had both 0171 and 0174 (I think this is right) which turned out to be a...
11-30-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,743
Posted By D3-AMG

When I joined this forum at the end of 2014 while...

When I joined this forum at the end of 2014 while looking for my car the consensus was around a 3% failure rate. That has evolved to now saying get them done because they will fail eventually....
11-15-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,993
Posted By D3-AMG

Wow, resurrecting an old thread. I had my...

Wow, resurrecting an old thread. I had my manifold replaced this summer because of a rubber hose fitting that had cracked. When I looked into parts, there appears to only be a single part for the...
11-10-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By D3-AMG

I tried taking an old Subi Forrester to CarMax....

I tried taking an old Subi Forrester to CarMax. Got low-balled on the offer due to some "major engine issue" that they wouldn't give me any details about. What really pissed me off is when they...
11-02-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By D3-AMG

Yeah, sounds like a cool project. But when I...

Yeah, sounds like a cool project. But when I think about the headaches I've had with fuel pumps causing check engine codes it seems like a nightmare to account for all of the different components...
10-16-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By D3-AMG

Same for me. If you put a C63 in as your car...

Same for me. If you put a C63 in as your car type, they only show 19" wheels. They also don't let you search by diameter and offset.
09-23-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By D3-AMG

You know you can get an actual Brabus edition of...

You know you can get an actual Brabus edition of one of those.
09-14-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By D3-AMG

That only applies to 2010+ models. My 2009 is...

That only applies to 2010+ models. My 2009 is stupid and doesn't show individual pressures.

Also, the pressures listed in my fuel door are different from listed in the driver's door.
09-12-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By D3-AMG

Front on it makes me think of the McLaren F1. And...

Front on it makes me think of the McLaren F1. And for that kind of money I'd expect an interior that doesn't include a tablet randomly tacked onto an otherwise beautiful curving dashboard. But if I...
09-11-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By D3-AMG

Word from the dealership is they are waiting on...

Word from the dealership is they are waiting on some sort of "correction factor" from Germany in regard to the fuel pumps.

Anyone know what this means? The service adviser didn't seem to...
09-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,585
Posted By D3-AMG

When I was researching my purchase a couple years...

When I was researching my purchase a couple years back 10%/year was a good rough estimate for the C63. Sometimes cars will level off for a bit around years 6-8 then fall again.
09-11-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By D3-AMG

Another update. I took my car back into the...

Another update. I took my car back into the dealer on 9/6. I heard nothing for a couple of days, then they called to say they can't get it figured out and are planning to contact Germany for further...
09-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd be very suspicious about any Houston cars...

I'd be very suspicious about any Houston cars right now.
09-08-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By D3-AMG

Welcome! Great ride, enjoy!

Welcome! Great ride, enjoy!
09-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,928
Posted By D3-AMG

The main thing is not all warranties are the...

The main thing is not all warranties are the same. The non-MB dealer I got my car through offered one but it would not have covered any significant engine work like head bolts.
08-29-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By D3-AMG

Thanks, I agree, I'm tempted to have a friend...

Thanks, I agree, I'm tempted to have a friend with a 3D printer put something together in the event my replacement suffers the same failure. Someone else mentioned just tapping and threading a metal...
08-29-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By D3-AMG

Wow, no replies on this for a month. Sorry to...

Wow, no replies on this for a month. Sorry to hear it. I'm fighting an issue with the same code. In my experience, the dealership may re-flash the car just to see if that fixes things. But they won't...
08-28-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By D3-AMG

My P2540 code saga

Hi All,

I'm wondering what next steps to take. Also curious if there is any more troubleshooting I can do on my own using the Blue Driver OBD II reader and app.

Background:
At the end of June,...
08-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,301
Posted By D3-AMG

I've had this message pop up a couple of times on...

I've had this message pop up a couple of times on my '09 as well. I check the fluid and then go through the menu to say 'OK' and the message goes away for quite a while. So yeah, faulty sensor or...
08-14-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By D3-AMG

I seem to recall the FAQ section talking about...

I seem to recall the FAQ section talking about this some. I remember seeing Toe numbers for the C63 as being .25-.50 (this is the range allowed to be "in spec" for the alignment) vs. E63/other63...
08-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By D3-AMG

If those are hockey pucks, my DWS 06 would be...

If those are hockey pucks, my DWS 06 would be marbles at 560. Damned things still wear out the rears at 10k miles (and 3x faster than the fronts).
08-01-2017, 11:12 PM
07-31-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By D3-AMG

I think more additions/updates to the FAQ would...

I think more additions/updates to the FAQ would help. I know I've done searches where I've had a hard time separating the valuable comments from the useless ones across pages and pages of responses...
07-25-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By D3-AMG

Only when your eyeballs literally pop out of...

Only when your eyeballs literally pop out of their sockets or your retinas detach under braking. Before that point, you can't have enough brakes.
07-25-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By D3-AMG

Holy Hell! $88,000 US is the exchange rate I'm...

Holy Hell! $88,000 US is the exchange rate I'm seeing. Are you sure you can't buy one here in the states and import it cheaper? You won't get the body kit but you can get one without the headbolt...
07-25-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By D3-AMG

Best thing to practice is using your toes and not...

Best thing to practice is using your toes and not your foot. Place your foot touching the gas pedal. Curl your toes down like you are making a fist with your foot. Don't move at the ankle, just the...
07-21-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,635
Posted By D3-AMG

Oh, yeah. Every time after someone rides in my...

Oh, yeah. Every time after someone rides in my car I have to pull the belt over the seat bolster.
07-20-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,632
Posted By D3-AMG

I DD mine 9 miles each way. Love the sound and...

I DD mine 9 miles each way. Love the sound and fury. Don't mind the gas mileage. Need to change the alignment to get better rear tire life out of it.
07-20-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,635
Posted By D3-AMG

This may be a long shot but I had a similar issue...

This may be a long shot but I had a similar issue recently. Just behind the driver side headlight is a round, black "canister" with a vacuum hose attached. It should be clipped to a bracket via a...
07-18-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By D3-AMG

Seriously? That price seems low. Tempted to sell...

Seriously? That price seems low. Tempted to sell mine and buy yours.
07-17-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By D3-AMG

Glad you are safe but sorry the car was wrecked....

Glad you are safe but sorry the car was wrecked. Hopefully you aren't too stiff tomorrow. I was T-boned in an Impreza once and still have problems 15 years later.
06-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By D3-AMG

Hi All, Looks like I'm in the market for a...

Hi All,

Looks like I'm in the market for a replacement manifold. If Infiniti hasn't bought one of yours and you are in the US, please PM me.

Thanks,
D3
06-23-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Damn, spoke to soon. Light came back 2 weeks...

Damn, spoke to soon. Light came back 2 weeks after the replacement. Now they are saying it is a leak in the intake manifold and $3300 to replace. What questions should I be asking them about this?
...
06-21-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,744
Posted By D3-AMG

Yeah, since the Atari 2600 days. Racing, FPS,...

Yeah, since the Atari 2600 days. Racing, FPS, Flight Sims, and sports games.
06-14-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Ok, so one week since getting the sensor replaced...

Ok, so one week since getting the sensor replaced and no light coming back. Looks like it was the sensor after all.
06-14-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By D3-AMG

Sweet! Love those wheels!

Sweet! Love those wheels!
06-13-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,970
Posted By D3-AMG

The thought of what my kids would do to those CF...

The thought of what my kids would do to those CF seat backs makes me glad I don't have any money to spend on them right now.
06-09-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm curious what they'll charge. I tried local...

I'm curious what they'll charge. I tried local independent shops in Maryland and no one wanted to touch it. The local dealer quoted me $3200 over the phone but I don't think that includes the lifter...
06-09-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By D3-AMG

I bought through RMEuropean, $63.88/each. Part...

I bought through RMEuropean, $63.88/each.
Part number:
000000004248-MFG97
http://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/000000004248-MFG97-V4658.aspx
06-02-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Bleh, Code came back today. Have the...

Bleh,

Code came back today. Have the pressure sensor on order for Wednesday next week. Fingers crossed they diagnosed it right.
06-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By D3-AMG

Wow, hard to come up with items others haven't...

Wow, hard to come up with items others haven't already mentioned. So many great points I agree with!

1) My wife says driving it makes her feel like a queen. It helps when the car goes in for...
06-01-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Hi All, As a follow up, yes I have a year...

Hi All,

As a follow up, yes I have a year warranty on the MB parts and would have coverage. Dealership took the car out to test and said the pumps check out OK. They think it may actually be the...
05-31-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Wow, less than one year later and I'm hit with...

Wow, less than one year later and I'm hit with the same code. Car is at the dealer today getting checked out. If the pumps have cracked again after one year of daily commuting and no hard miles...
05-17-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By D3-AMG

Welcome and congrats! I've got a black '09 P30...

Welcome and congrats! I've got a black '09 P30 car. Still trying to find a local Maryland shop to do headbolts myself. Best of luck and enjoy!
05-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By D3-AMG

The pressure readings on the dash started in 2010...

The pressure readings on the dash started in 2010 for US based cars. My first test drive when looking for a C63 was a 2010 model and it had it. Then I bought the 2009 P030 car and it doesn't. AFAIK...
05-11-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By D3-AMG

I was calling them to see if I could get a rough...

I was calling them to see if I could get a rough estimate for the work. Carr's was recommended by other people I know with MB vehicles. They (Carr's) suggested calling the White Oak folks who are...
05-11-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By D3-AMG

I bought it in Wisconsin 2 years ago and have...

I bought it in Wisconsin 2 years ago and have around 78000 miles on it.
05-09-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By D3-AMG

Preemptive head bolt replacement shops in Maryland

I've tried calling a couple of local MB focused shops to ask about getting head bolts swapped before they are a problem for my 2009. So far, two shops have said they aren't interested to even try....
04-28-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By D3-AMG

Thanks, I'll give those a look.

Thanks, I'll give those a look.
04-26-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By D3-AMG

Wiper blades

Will someone please tell me the correct part number for the top blade in this photo? What I thought I'd found searching through previous threads ended up with me getting the bottom blades sent from...
04-26-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By D3-AMG

Nice job! This thread also makes me feel a little...

Nice job! This thread also makes me feel a little less of a putz for curbing my wheels.
04-21-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By D3-AMG

Congrats on the purchase! I've had mine 2 years...

Congrats on the purchase! I've had mine 2 years now and still loving it.
1) Around 750-800 is normal.
2) Water or Oil temp? Water is pretty stable in my car, oil gets up as high as 212F in traffic...
04-17-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,944
Posted By D3-AMG

Welcome Jim! BTW, it isn't the tires fault...

Welcome Jim!

BTW, it isn't the tires fault for how long they will last. High torque and lots of toe-in alignment are what does the tires in. I think the FAQ has some good info on the alignment.
...
04-07-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,239
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd guess they have stricter safety requirements...

I'd guess they have stricter safety requirements for cars going sub 10. Transmission blankets, roll bar, or some such things. I knew a guy in Texas with a NOS setup on his 'Vette. He'd run right to...
03-30-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By D3-AMG

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/600005-con...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/600005-confirmed-new-7g-software-works.html
03-24-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By D3-AMG

They both have Tri-star badges on them?

They both have Tri-star badges on them?
03-16-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By D3-AMG

Sad to see another Marylander leaving the fold....

Sad to see another Marylander leaving the fold. Where in MD btw? GLWS.
03-13-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By D3-AMG

They still gave me the promo code even though I...

They still gave me the promo code even though I signed up with my 2009.
03-07-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By D3-AMG

Hmm.. no longer listed. Hope you didn't miss out.

Hmm.. no longer listed. Hope you didn't miss out.
03-02-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,130
Posted By D3-AMG

I think the only way you keep up with the GT3 in...

I think the only way you keep up with the GT3 in the corners is your car has to shed 800-1,000 pounds.
02-28-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By D3-AMG

Is there a translation between what Merc says is...

Is there a translation between what Merc says is an A or B service and what the manual shows?
02-24-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By D3-AMG

Very clean, looks great. GLWS!

Very clean, looks great. GLWS!
02-10-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,671
Posted By D3-AMG

Dang, missed out on a good deal. Especially since...

Dang, missed out on a good deal. Especially since I just curbed my right rear last week.
02-06-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,883
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm not an old timer by any means, bought my '09...

I'm not an old timer by any means, bought my '09 in March of 15. But I do appreciate there are still so many active long-time owners around. A community of support was one factor in favor of this car...
01-23-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,685
Posted By D3-AMG

My '09 with lighting package has those tail...

My '09 with lighting package has those tail lights.
01-19-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By D3-AMG

Very nice!

Very nice!
11-22-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By D3-AMG

The accidental deployment isn't the big issue...

The accidental deployment isn't the big issue with these airbags. The big issue is the chemical breakdown due to exposure to moisture which makes the explosion more powerful than the parts were...
11-14-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,719
Posted By D3-AMG

I bought my 2009 20 months ago for just under...

I bought my 2009 20 months ago for just under that amount and with nearly identical mileage. A 2011 is a great bargain at this price, don't worry about the miles it should hold up. At least you don't...
09-12-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,856
Posted By D3-AMG

Dang. Now getting a 404 file not found.

Dang. Now getting a 404 file not found.
09-09-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,750
Posted By D3-AMG

Got back to my car yesterday. It sat in the...

Got back to my car yesterday. It sat in the parking lot for 2 days. I checked each wheel and no puddles of brake fluid so it doesn't look to be leaking. I turned the car on and the message was no...
09-06-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,750
Posted By D3-AMG

Check Brake Fluid but level is full

Just got a warning on my dash about "Check Brake Fluid Level". Of course this happens on my way to the airport. So I pull over, check the level and it is full. Brakes seem to be working fine. I'll be...
08-17-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By D3-AMG

Can you find any CarFax information about it? If...

Can you find any CarFax information about it? If the local dealer won't share the service history, will they at least perform a pre-sale inspection (assuming it isn't being sold by that dealer)? Then...
08-16-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By D3-AMG

Based on the description of symptoms and photo,...

Based on the description of symptoms and photo, I'd be surprised if this was anything other than a belt gone bad.
08-10-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,249
Posted By D3-AMG

Sorry to hear you ran into this problem. I'll be...

Sorry to hear you ran into this problem. I'll be following closely to see how it works out for you.

Just my $.02 as I'm also an owner of a 2009. I'm at 72k miles. I chose not to get an aftermarket...
07-25-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,293
Posted By D3-AMG

Nissan GT-R?

Nissan GT-R?
07-25-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By D3-AMG

Good to know. Thanks for the replies.

Good to know. Thanks for the replies.
07-24-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By D3-AMG

Wrong door handles?

I've recently noticed something strange about my '09. It is a black car, the data sheet says "black" and not "obsidian black". I don't see any metal flake on the car. Except, all 4 door handles have...
07-20-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd like the OEM front license bracket.

I'd like the OEM front license bracket.
07-06-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By D3-AMG

As an instructor for these types of track days,...

As an instructor for these types of track days, I'll say this. If I were your instructor (I'm assuming this event will assign one to you) I'd hope you remember you have my life in your hands and my...
07-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,415
Posted By D3-AMG

Ok, I gotta work on my sarcastic posts. I...

Ok, I gotta work on my sarcastic posts.

I have no problem with the stripes. If someone wants to put the hood on, etc. because they like it, I think it is great. I wasn't saying not to do that.
...
07-06-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,415
Posted By D3-AMG

You could always go buy the hood, wheels, etc....

You could always go buy the hood, wheels, etc. and make it look more like a 507. Then some elitist forum member will see it, take a picture, and post it to complain.
07-05-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By D3-AMG

Interesting timing. I just got mine back last...

Interesting timing. I just got mine back last week after the same code. You should be OK to drive it gently and get it to a shop since you have no other symptoms. The main concern would be not...
06-27-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm in MoCo MD, but totally stock.

I'm in MoCo MD, but totally stock.
06-24-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By D3-AMG

If you have time, head up northwest to the...

If you have time, head up northwest to the Nurburgring and take some hot laps. You won't regret it.
06-21-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By D3-AMG

When I bought my '09, I considered doing a blue...

When I bought my '09, I considered doing a blue stripe in honor of my police buddy who helped me test drive it. Now I'm glad I didn't.

Also, it isn't a 6.3L V8, no matter what the ghost stickers...
05-16-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By D3-AMG

Well, you gave the 63 a good run. I had an '03...

Well, you gave the 63 a good run. I had an '03 Cooper I bought new and kept for 4 years. It will always be the best value car I'll ever own. It was $19k out the door and I sold it 4 years later for...
05-16-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd be most interested in the stock size with OEM...

I'd be most interested in the stock size with OEM style of cross-drilled and slotted. Too bad they can't replicate the true pattern. If there is significant savings for one of the styles I'd pick...
03-11-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,423
Posted By D3-AMG

Just put new pads on my car. But next time around...

Just put new pads on my car. But next time around I'm gonna need rotors. Looking to see when this gets done. Thanks for making the effort!
03-11-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By D3-AMG

Looks good

If the car checks out, I'd try to get it for $24 even. I doubt they will do much more than the asking price. Lots of dealers list a pretty firm online price these days and deal with $300 margins. The...
01-15-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By D3-AMG

I've got a 2009 P30 I bought almost a year ago....

I've got a 2009 P30 I bought almost a year ago. Prior to that I had test driven 2 non-P30 cars, a 2009 and a 2010. I would describe the ride difference as firm versus stiff. The firm non-P30 will...
01-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,423
Posted By D3-AMG

Good to know about bolt re-use. For sizing, if...

Good to know about bolt re-use. For sizing, if you can get one loose, the local Lowe's has a gauge to tell you size and thread pitch.
01-05-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,423
Posted By D3-AMG

I have Coleman 2-piece rotors custom fit for my...

I have Coleman 2-piece rotors custom fit for my Mazda RX-7. They have held up well to many track sessions. I was able to take the measurements off an old rotor and fill out their PDF to get it sent....
01-04-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By D3-AMG

SRS Recall

Anyone else get a recall notice for the SRS system? I'm curious about what gets replaced exactly.

On a side note, I'm also curious how Mercedes knows I own the car. I didn't buy it from a...
10-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By D3-AMG

With the amount of computer control/interaction...

With the amount of computer control/interaction on these cars I'd be impressed if anyone swapped a transmission from the stock unit.
10-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By D3-AMG

Most decent used car dealerships offer...

Most decent used car dealerships offer 30days/1000 mile warranty to ensure there isn't anything wrong with the vehicle. I'd have it checked by an independent shop just to be sure.

Welcome to the...
10-19-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By D3-AMG

I have iOS9.0.2 (latest) and the Tune2Air on my...

I have iOS9.0.2 (latest) and the Tune2Air on my '09. It works but I have to tell my phone to turn off bluetooth, then turn it back on before it connects correctly sometimes. I think I may need to...
10-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By D3-AMG

The only recommendation I make about getting...

The only recommendation I make about getting aftermarket brake parts vs OEM is to be careful to get parts that will perform as well or better. It can be done and will save a lot of money. But...
09-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,771
Posted By D3-AMG

I was considering a CLS when I bought my C63. But...

I was considering a CLS when I bought my C63. But I needed 3 seats in the back for kids from time to time (2 of my own plus one of their friends). I've always preferred the CLS styling over the...
09-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By D3-AMG

I bought my black 09 with P30 package at the end...

I bought my black 09 with P30 package at the end of March for $30k from a non-MB dealership with 57k miles. Single owner, clean Carfax, etc. The prices are coming down.
09-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By D3-AMG

Another option worth checking is Coleman...

Another option worth checking is Coleman http://www.colemanracing.com/Default.aspx. They built a set of rotors to my specifications for my Mazda RX-7 a few years ago I've been happy with. They have a...
09-15-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By D3-AMG

Look for posts from Merc63. Even shows pics of...

Look for posts from Merc63. Even shows pics of how to do the swap one bolt at a time without pulling the entire head off.
09-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By D3-AMG

It should be something that can be repaired. I...

It should be something that can be repaired. I did the work myself on an old RX-7 I owned and unless there is something really specific to Mercedes it shouldn't be significantly different. It...
09-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By D3-AMG

Ontario Sighting

My wife and I drove my black '09 up to Niagara On The Lake this past weekend for a Jet Boat tour. Saw a white FL with red calipers and red interior there but didn't get to meet the owner. Anyone here...
09-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,877
Posted By D3-AMG

When I got my '09 in March, I had the local MB...

When I got my '09 in March, I had the local MB dealer looking around for me as well. He offered a car with similar measurables and color as yours for around $36-38. He claimed he was into it for $34k...
09-02-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By D3-AMG

That is encouraging. I'm 2nd owner of my car as...

That is encouraging. I'm 2nd owner of my car as well (sold originally by Naperville, IL MB). Nice to see them extending that good will to you. I don't have any relationship with our local MB dealers...
09-02-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,324
Posted By D3-AMG

Thanks, but I really just want to get the HDD.

Thanks, but I really just want to get the HDD.
09-01-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By D3-AMG

Are you the original owner? From what I recall...

Are you the original owner? From what I recall seeing on related head bolt threads, $4k at a MB dealer is a good price for what they are going to do.
08-31-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,324
Posted By D3-AMG

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope no one...

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope no one was hurt. Can you give out some more details? What trim/packages did it have? Color? I'd be interested in the Command hard drive if the price is cheap...
08-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,446
Posted By D3-AMG

That is actually quite brilliant. It doesn't have...

That is actually quite brilliant. It doesn't have to be 5 minutes, it can be 3 seconds but will work the same way. Personally, my left thumb now has muscle memory of how many times to go over and hit...
08-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By D3-AMG

I've been using it nearly a year. Great app. I...

I've been using it nearly a year. Great app. I had one error for a farm location I was trying to reach but their feedback system allowed me to tell them and it was fixed in a couple days. Waze is...
08-03-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,708
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd research if the head bolts have been done.

I'd research if the head bolts have been done.
07-30-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By D3-AMG

Two different tires will have two different slip...

Two different tires will have two different slip angles. If the difference is small and you are just daily driving you may not notice a difference when cornering. If the difference is larger or you...
07-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By D3-AMG

One tip for tire pressures, start out higher than...

One tip for tire pressures, start out higher than the stock pressures, 5-10psi. After a run, look on the sidewall right where it meets the tread for a little ^ shape pointed at the tread. If the tip...
07-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By D3-AMG

Just because you need to be well off to afford...

Just because you need to be well off to afford even renting one doesn't mean you'll also be mature and not rag the crap out of it or just not know how to drive fast AND well so as not to damage it...
07-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By D3-AMG

IMO, CarMax is way overpriced. Take your time and...

IMO, CarMax is way overpriced. Take your time and be patient. Use CarGurus to track the ones you find interesting and have sat for too long. If the car checks out by a competent MB mechanic you...
07-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By D3-AMG

So Canada got the better coding AND push-to-start...

So Canada got the better coding AND push-to-start before the US. I bet it came down to the accounting folks and the economics of the exchange rates. MB could sell more car in Canada for the same...
07-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By D3-AMG

TPMS Versions

Are there different TPMS systems for these cars? I have an '09 and it only tells me if it senses a tire down but not which one. I thought when I test drove a '10 it showed the pressures for each...
07-16-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm around $1400/yr in MD with full coverage and...

I'm around $1400/yr in MD with full coverage and various discounts. I thought it was going to be a little cheaper but the P30 Performance Pkg tipped it up some. I'm with Liberty Mutual, clean record.
07-15-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By D3-AMG

You should have the following: 1) Shock...

You should have the following:

1) Shock absorber/damper
2) Rubber Bumper
3) Dust shield
4) Upper mount
5) Spring
6) Upper seat
7) Lower seat
07-10-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 321,475
Posted By D3-AMG

Well, he got one item right. The Germans really...

Well, he got one item right. The Germans really do over-engineer their cars. Not just MB, all of them. I had an '03 Mini Cooper where all 4 sets of brake pads and rotors wore out within a month of...
07-09-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By D3-AMG

C63 Pros: Engine likely not part of the batch...

C63 Pros:
Engine likely not part of the batch with the head bolt issues
Lower miles
Newer styling on front end
CPO

Cons:
Price differential
A few less luxury items than the E (only heated,...
06-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,231
Posted By D3-AMG

Can this be enabled on a 2009 US model? I thought...

Can this be enabled on a 2009 US model? I thought I saw it was available/enabled in Canada but not the US?

Nevermind, I found the answer elsewhere. It can be done with a large expense to retrofit...
06-19-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,965
Posted By D3-AMG

I got a pair for my front doors. I really like...

I got a pair for my front doors. I really like them but understand those who don't. The trick to taking out the originals is to remove the red lens first. Then you can see the clips holding the black...
06-19-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By D3-AMG

Congrats and welcome!

Congrats and welcome!
06-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,883
Posted By D3-AMG

$32k with the warranty is a good deal. GLWS. You...

$32k with the warranty is a good deal. GLWS. You may be better off parting out a few items if you can, like the winter wheel/tire combo. It may increase your overall $$ you get.
06-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By D3-AMG

So the white 63 tore the E a new a**?

So the white 63 tore the E a new a**?
06-16-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By D3-AMG

That is a very reasonable price. I wish the US...

That is a very reasonable price. I wish the US version came with the push button start.
06-14-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By D3-AMG

What I've seen on the forums leads me to think...

What I've seen on the forums leads me to think the headbolts happen around 2.5-3% of the engines in the range. The problem is you can't tell what condition they are in unless you replace them or...
06-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By D3-AMG

That looks like a great deal! GLWS!

That looks like a great deal! GLWS!
06-10-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By D3-AMG

My best man is a motor cop in Madison. Said he...

My best man is a motor cop in Madison. Said he pulled over a few of the tour folks the other day. He didn't mention a C63 though. I know he would have if he'd seen one since he took my car to get...
06-08-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By D3-AMG

My car came with nearly new DWS in stock 235/255...

My car came with nearly new DWS in stock 235/255 size. I'm pretty happy with them. I don't drive it hard on the street. My boss had them on his 911 and he loved them. Great in all kinds of weather...
06-08-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By D3-AMG

I wasn't trying to say I've avoided needing to do...

I wasn't trying to say I've avoided needing to do the replacement. I was trying to express that the price I got was lower than the original dealer asking price, to the amount of roughly what a...
06-05-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By D3-AMG

I'll give you my perspective having just bought...

I'll give you my perspective having just bought an '09 2 months ago.

I agree, the green calipers will put people off. I'm a track guy but I wanted one that I knew was unmodified because there was...
05-27-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By D3-AMG

You have to check the details of what...

You have to check the details of what "bumper-to-bumper" really means. When I was looking for warranties on an '09, the only ones that would actually cover major mechanical work on the engine (read...
05-10-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm a bit of a purist. If you're thinking LS1,...

I'm a bit of a purist. If you're thinking LS1, IMO just sell the car to someone who wants to rebuild it as a rotary.

Glad you are enjoying the C63. Probably a better straight-line car than the 7.
05-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By D3-AMG

If they have one closer than 4 hours drive I may...

If they have one closer than 4 hours drive I may go spectate. My RX-7 isn't much for drag racing with the track suspension. I just wanted to see what the new motor would do and compare to the old...
05-07-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By D3-AMG

I was there on Sunday with my Yellow Mazda RX-7....

I was there on Sunday with my Yellow Mazda RX-7. I saw your car but didn't get a chance to stop by and say hello before I saw you pulling out with the trailer. Great trap speed! I ran 133 mph for my...
04-29-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By D3-AMG

It will take you to the lowest possible gear for...

It will take you to the lowest possible gear for the speed. However, the difference with the BMW DCT and the MB is the DCT will skip to the gear, the MB will sequentially drop through every gear and...
04-28-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,728
Posted By D3-AMG

Silly me. The C 63 Badge is taller than the AMG...

Silly me. The C 63 Badge is taller than the AMG badge. The bottoms of them follow the line on the trunk lid, so of course the tops are slightly different heights.
04-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By D3-AMG

Patience will pay off. Use www.cargurus.com to...

Patience will pay off. Use www.cargurus.com to track the ones you are interested it. They list how long the car has been available. If you find one sitting on a lot for 60-90 days they will be...
04-25-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

Wow, congrats on the '12! What color? Post some...

Wow, congrats on the '12! What color? Post some pics!

I took mine to Precision Auto in Germantown.
http://www.precisionautoinc.com/
$126 and they didn't try to drum up any BS about needing...
04-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,728
Posted By D3-AMG

Well, here is what my measurements came out to...

Well, here is what my measurements came out to be. Might want to double check with a couple others since it appears my badges aren't at the same height.

Measured at the top of the C, using the...
04-23-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,171
Posted By D3-AMG

In my experience, measuring the min thickness is...

In my experience, measuring the min thickness is important so you know if it is time to replace them. But machining the rotors doesn't typically need to be done, it takes away more heat sink material...
04-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm in the MD. ;) I recently picked up an '09...

I'm in the MD. ;) I recently picked up an '09 with Performance Package and only 57000 miles on it for less than what you are looking at. I didn't consider this one because my searches were limited to...
04-03-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,367
Posted By D3-AMG

I also found this site that will do lookups of...

I also found this site that will do lookups of what the car came with.

http://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/check-lookup
04-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 255,668
Posted By D3-AMG

While researching my purchase, I came across this...

While researching my purchase, I came across this site.
http://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/check-lookup/
It does a nice job of pulling the build specs.
04-03-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

One other important thing to say is thanks to...

One other important thing to say is thanks to this forum. Thanks for the congrats. Thanks for the accumulation of information which allowed me to feel confident about this purchase. The ability to...
04-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

I saw your post. I love seeing the two next to...

I saw your post. I love seeing the two next to each other for comparisons. If I'd known you had a red one available I might have gone for that over the one I got. But this one is a very nice example.
04-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

Nothing big planned. I have a nicely modded RX-7...

Nothing big planned. I have a nicely modded RX-7 for track days. This is just a nice daily driver and car to take my wife out on dates rather than using her minivan or my dying Subaru Forester.
...
04-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,518
Posted By D3-AMG

Not this time

Unfortunately I won't make it for this gathering. But I'll keep an eye out for future events.

Also, I'm headed up to Hershey, PA on the 18th to the AACA museum. They have a special exhibit on...
04-02-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

Gaithersburg/North Potomac

Gaithersburg/North Potomac
04-01-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By D3-AMG

New (to me) C63, finally!

Just picked up my 2009 C63 on Monday from Wisconsin. 56k miles, single owner, all maintenance done at MB of Naperville, IL. It has the P30 and lighting packages (I think, not sure what else) with...
03-26-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,518
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm hoping to join the rolls of ownership next...

I'm hoping to join the rolls of ownership next Monday. Just put a deposit on an '09.
03-26-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 321,475
Posted By D3-AMG

So did you ever get permission to post the...

So did you ever get permission to post the numbers here?
02-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,880
Posted By D3-AMG

I'd be curious if you'd share what the dealer...

I'd be curious if you'd share what the dealer lists it for. It would be an unbiased data point for how much markup is on these cars.
02-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,367
Posted By D3-AMG

Would like the build sheet for WDDGF77X09F210400

WDDGF77X09F210400

I tried to sign up on epc.startekinfo.com but my corporate browser won't run the Java application.

Much appreciated.

D3
02-03-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,880
Posted By D3-AMG

Wish I could

Looks like a great car but outside my budget. GLWT.
12-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By D3-AMG

A lower mileage car can be an indication of it...

A lower mileage car can be an indication of it being a 3rd car for the person vs. primary transportation. 48k miles seems high for an '11 to me. Which would you rather have, the one not driven...
11-29-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By D3-AMG

Telematics differences?

Thanks all for the info on LSD. Sorry abcut I had seen your post but 1) I wasn't ready to buy and 2) I'm trying to get closer to 50k miles or less.

Are there significant differences between 2009...
11-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By D3-AMG

I'm mostly looking to understand when I see P1...

I'm mostly looking to understand when I see P1 P2. It seems every car I find comes with Nav/Sunroof/Memory Seats, etc. so it seems like those were part of the base car.

Yeah, I'd like to get the...
11-20-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,581
Posted By D3-AMG

Still available?

Just checking if still available?
11-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By D3-AMG

WTB C63 newbie questions

Hey all,

I'm in the market for a used C63. I heard one and I'm hooked. I've read about the head bolt issue which unfortunately for me I can only afford older models from 2008-2010. So I plan to...
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