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05-20-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 44,987
Posted By gfmohn

Question I got this two days ago on my 2015 C300.

I got this two days ago on my 2015 C300. It was after running the car at Interstate speeds and parking it for a couple hours. It would not start, so how could I leave the engine running. Trying to...
05-13-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,765
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs down Consider yourself corrected

TROLL ALERT! DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!
05-06-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy When the grit meets the glass

I assume you mean the marks made by the wipers reversing at the same place on the windshield. Perhaps, also, arcs made by worn blades that are activated "dry," with little or no wipers fluid (because...
05-01-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By gfmohn

Thank you

Thank you for explaining how the torque is limited on turbocharged cars. I remain curious about whether the torque in non-AMG models is limited because of CAFE considerations or because of other...
04-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By gfmohn

My suspicion (I can't call it more) has always...

My suspicion (I can't call it more) has always been that these large increases in power (by Audi and BMW, as well) are due entirely to re-tuning the engines to restore full power. In other words, the...
04-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfmohn

G1 ClearVision Smart Glass

In 11/17, I got an application of CQuartz ceramic coating for my 2015 C300 (from Arlington Auto Detailing in Belmont, MA). The price (now $550 for a car) included an application of G1 ClearVision...
04-11-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,226
Posted By gfmohn

Cool My first ride in a Mercedes was also in a...

My first ride in a Mercedes was also in a Mercedes diesel taxi, in 1970. It was at night, and the driver took off over the wet cobblestones of Munich. He crossed wet trolley tracks at an acute angle,...
04-11-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,226
Posted By gfmohn

Talking Again, you're stuck with the profile, unless you...

Again, you're stuck with the profile, unless you replace your wheels with 17" wheels. I can't tell you whether you can change the widths of your tires. Tirerack.com has a tire and wheel size wizard...
04-10-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,226
Posted By gfmohn

If you have low-profile tires now, you're stuck...

If you have low-profile tires now, you're stuck with them (unless you buy new 17" wheels). I have 17" low-profile tires, and I have had no problems (other than poor mileage on the years) in over 4...
04-08-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By gfmohn

Angry Famous quote from Briggs Cunningham, competitor,...

Famous quote from Briggs Cunningham, competitor, patron and pioneering champion of road racing in the USA, "You can beat cubic inches [of engine displacement], but it takes cubic money." So simply...
04-02-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By gfmohn

My suspicion (I can't call it more) has always...

My suspicion (I can't call it more) has always been that these large increases in power (by Audi and BMW, as well) are due entirely to re-tuning the engines to restore full power. In other words, the...
03-29-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

MB Westwood

MB Westwood
03-29-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

Smile Try to find a better dealer. My dealer initiated...

Try to find a better dealer. My dealer initiated the very expensive wrist-pin replacement on their own motion. I had not heard the tell-tale noise myself; i had taken my car in for the wind-noise...
03-29-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By gfmohn

The holes are hexagonal. So, yes, a flat-blade...

The holes are hexagonal. So, yes, a flat-blade screwdriver, or even a Philips screwdriver would certainly damage them. Such damage will absolutely scream "shoddy maintenance" to a prospective buyer!...
03-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,140
Posted By gfmohn

You have the wrong forum. This one is about...

You have the wrong forum. This one is about headlights.
03-28-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By gfmohn

If horizontal adjustment means "right and left...

If horizontal adjustment means "right and left adjustment," nobody here has expressed any interest in horizontal adjustment. Owners have always been able to adjust vertical aim. Yet the position and...
03-23-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By gfmohn

If it's already lined up with the adjacent...

If it's already lined up with the adjacent panels, you don't. Actually, you don't have to, even if it's not already lined up with the adjacent panels. But the obsessive/compulsive types around here...
03-23-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By gfmohn

It's one of two height adjusters for the hood (or...

It's one of two height adjusters for the hood (or bonnet).
03-23-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By gfmohn

Yes, find two light-grey, concave hex-key screw...

Yes, find two light-grey, concave hex-key screw heads, about the size of a dime --...
03-23-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By gfmohn

I've had three replaced under warranty. But now...

I've had three replaced under warranty. But now I'm out of warranty ...
03-14-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

Carbibles.com has a current (03/19) review of The...

Carbibles.com has a current (03/19) review of The Best Coating For Cars (https://www.carbibles.com/best-ceramic-coating-for-cars/). They reviewed 11 finishes. You will be glad to know that Avalon...
02-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

Yes, all pre-mid-April 2015 C300 have the issue....

Yes, all pre-mid-April 2015 C300 have the issue. Any M274 built at the Infiniti plant in Dechard before serial number ~43000, or built in Germany before roughly serial ~400000 could develop the...
02-13-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

Angry You won't have to wait long to switch to...

You won't have to wait long to switch to non-RFTs. The rear tires on my 2015 C300 Luxury lasted 13,600 miles. They weren't racing-compound rubber bands on 20" wheels either -- 17" wheels,...
01-21-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By gfmohn

Yes, I am receiving a print copy.

Yes, I am receiving a print copy.
01-21-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs up The Three-Pointed Star Shines Brightest!

As my Signature says, I too got the $500 discount on my current C300. As s123s213 points out, you pull out this discount AFTER you have negotiated your best price. No, the dealer cannot assume that...
01-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,631
Posted By gfmohn

You answered your own question.

You answered your own question.
01-17-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

ContiComfortKit has been replaced by the ContiMobilityKit

The ContiComfortKit has been replaced by the ContiMobilityKit.
01-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

Angry Thanks, Mercedes

I agree with you, but what if you really need the trunk for the all-American family road trip? Then, MB has simply screwed you. MB must figure that in the socio-economic level of MB owners, you can...
01-15-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

Thank you. How far will they tow? To the MB...

Thank you. How far will they tow? To the MB nearest dealer? Out in the Great Plains of this great land of ours, that can be a mighty long way, podner. When I drove to Denver and back in 2008, I took...
01-15-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

Does anyone know if MB SOS provides any kind of...

Does anyone know if MB SOS provides any kind of emergency spare tire? Your SOS call must have the ability to identify your year and model to the MB dispatcher; they do greet you by name. If they...
01-15-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy Bring your own tow truck

In May I bought aftermarket wheels at the same time I replaced the runflats. The old wheels are stored at my local independent shop, wth the old tires still mounted on them. My AAA+ membership will...
01-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs up Michelin Premier A/S 3+'s are a plus

I got Michelin Premier A/S 3+'s for $704 from Tire Rack last May, including shipping. The size matters; mine are 17". Installation at my local independent shop was $330, including balancing, TPMs,...
01-14-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,449
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs up Support your local independent shop!

With my first MB (The 2007 C280 pictured in my Signature), I went to an independent shop after my first "A" service. That "A" service was at the dealer where I bought the car. At the time, they were...
01-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,299
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Ask your fellow owners in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

In most car makes, low mileage is considered SEVERE service, exactly like, for example, "dusty conditions"! MORE frequent oil changes and inspections are recommended. In other words, no good deed...
01-09-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By gfmohn

Angry The end is near

[Q[i]UOTE=exhaustgases;7649413]They are dangerous, if you can't remove those dangerous battery's then don't park it in a garage you care about, especially if it is attached to your home. Yeah mag...
01-08-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By gfmohn

You can't enjoy that

I agree with you (although it's hard to get very excited about a turbocharged 2 liter four). But the SJWs who see themselves as saviors of the planet are counting on the autonomous, electric...
01-08-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By gfmohn

Cool The sound of silence

When the general public realizes that electric cars are MUCH faster that even the "hottest" internal combustion cars, neighbors will smirk and say, "If you wanted a fast car, why didn't you buy an...
01-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By gfmohn

Massachusetts had to pass a law to require auto...

Massachusetts had to pass a law to require auto dealers to give up their on-board computer repair codes. The dealers argued that discouraging independent shops (let alone, owners) from working on...
01-08-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By gfmohn

What if you tell the dealer you no longer have...

What if you tell the dealer you no longer have the OEM wheels? How do they even know you still have them? When I got aftermarket wheels installed, i discussed with my independent shop owner whether...
01-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By gfmohn

Talking It's over

In a few years, the general public will realize that the sound of a performance car is ... SILENCE! Every internal combustion sound will simply signal SLOW, an entry-level vehicle. Presently, an old...
01-06-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

gOOD DEAL

I thought I was providing information on where MB owners in the Boston area could get a good deal. If I was just blowing my own horn, I wouldn't have provided the name and address of the shop.
See...
01-04-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

We'll get those when Mercedes sells a couple...

We'll get those when Mercedes sells a couple million more passenger vehicles a year. But then, we wouldn't have our lovely exclusivity (and Mercedes wouldn't be able to charge what I estimate to be...
01-04-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

To be precise, the Arlington Auto Detailing...

To be precise, the Arlington Auto Detailing CQuartz application price also includes a "G1 ClearVision windshield treatment (A $79 value)." They also have other treatments, but their most expensive...
01-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

Same here - I had my 2015 C300 done with CQuartz...

Same here - I had my 2015 C300 done with CQuartz a year ago, in Nov. 2017. Cost me only $315* at Arlington Auto Detailing in Belmont, Mass. That included the wheels, a moderate interior detail, and a...
12-24-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,009
Posted By gfmohn

You'd be surprised at what we don't have. I know...

You'd be surprised at what we don't have. I know I was. Except for Interstates and equivalent state routes, there aren't many multi-lane roads in Massachusetts.
I think it was clear that by passing...
12-24-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,009
Posted By gfmohn

What is this operation you call "overtaking"? If...

What is this operation you call "overtaking"? If you mean "passing," every community in eastern Massachusetts bans it! A few communities post signs on each road entering the town, saying "Passing...
11-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By gfmohn

Sounds like your experience is the answer to your...

Sounds like your experience is the answer to your question. Has nobody suggested removing the wiring harness (or just the damaged bits) from a car in the pipeline (or maybe a crashed car)? I...
10-30-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By gfmohn

CQuartz

The first quote here is my report is my report last July on the thread "Just had a ceramic coating applied...(PIC HEAVY)". The link next to my name will take you there. There is much more information...
10-29-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By gfmohn

Same system in my MY 2015 C300. If the engine is...

Same system in my MY 2015 C300. If the engine is running, some lights have to be lit. I ask, what took the feds so long? This important safety feature prevents those "ghost cars" you DON"T see at...
10-16-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,505
Posted By gfmohn

Beta Model

You got it right concerning the C-Class that was new for MY 2015. It was also a new factory on a new continent and a new engine design. I knew that being a first adapter was taking a chance, but I...
10-16-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,505
Posted By gfmohn

Unforeseen consequences?

What happens when you touch a touchscreen with a cloth? Unforeseen consequences? Can you turn it off first?
10-02-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By gfmohn

Sorry

The only Roseville that came up on Google Maps was between Sacramento CA and the Sierras. Still, the Tire Rack warning is not restricted to mountain driving or other difficult conditions. And, of...
10-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By gfmohn

"All-season" means in all seasons; "summer" means in summer.

But you do live near real mountains! The penalty you might pay could be your life (and the lives of others, in your car and in other cars)! This means you just can't do it! What is wrong with you...
10-02-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By gfmohn

I'll take the expert opinion of Tire Rack over...

I'll take the expert opinion of Tire Rack over your experience.
09-10-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,695
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Upgrading The Burmester Audio In the 2015+ Mercedes C Class, by Mike5215

Your work has been done for you by Mike5215. He led a long, long thread that detailed his research and eventual install of an upgraded Burmester system. Mike5215 posts to many, many threads, and I...
09-04-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By gfmohn

Not a new question

See the thread "Non Run flat tires (https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/649959-non-run-flat-tires.html)" for previous discussions of this topic. Also "pirelli run flat tires?...
08-29-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By gfmohn

a spectre is haunting Mercedes owners

A spectre is haunting Mercedes non-AMG C-class owners - the spectre of "family sedan." In the US, German cars are exotic imports, loved by owners who love driving. I am writing this from Germany,...
08-28-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By gfmohn

Cool European Auto Solutions (EAS)

If ando_1 (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/390346-ando_1.html) is willing to consider Auto Engineering of Lexington (even though he said he was looking for a shop in the Franklin area), he might...
08-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By gfmohn

It won't be hard to do better than MB of Natick,...

It won't be hard to do better than MB of Natick, at least in price. My only experience with them was a "A" service on my first Mercedes (the car in my Signature, below). In spite of the big deal they...
08-20-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By gfmohn

budget automatic parking system

I am presently in Germany renting a Ford C-Max SUV. Its size creates a problem in many German parking situations (I had requested a much smaller vehicle), and I almost never parallel park in my...
08-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy The future is the past

My 2007 W203 C280 (see my Signature below) had it. My 2015 W205 C300 does not! This is called "de-contenting" (removing features previously available).
07-18-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By gfmohn

I do it every time I drive. Each time I start...

I do it every time I drive. Each time I start off, I shift into "i" for "Individual" mode. All the guys who absolutely hate the fact that the C300 always starts in "C" for "Comfort" always shift into...
07-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

This thread was originally about The Dreaded...

This thread was originally about The Dreaded Wrist Pin Problem. That problem ended for MY 2015 C300s produced (not delivered) after April 20, 2015. Your MY 2016 must have some other problem.
07-18-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,409
Posted By gfmohn

Last Nov., I had my C300 (not the 2007 in my...

Last Nov., I had my C300 (not the 2007 in my Signature, but my present 2015 C300) done with CQuartz ("UK" version). As the name implies, the "UK" version gives more protection. It cost $315 at...
07-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,108
Posted By gfmohn

Update; With the combination of a smoother ride...

Update; With the combination of a smoother ride over rough surfaces and much better steering feel, my 2015 C300 (W205) now rides and handles like a luxury sports sedan should. For those of you...
06-23-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,108
Posted By gfmohn

See my reply to riamga today on the thread...

See my reply to riamga today on the thread "pirelli run flat tires (https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w213/710777-pirelli-run-flat-tires.html)?" On my C300 Luxury suspension, improvement continues...
06-23-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By gfmohn

Agreed

Agreed. It improved the ride for me too. Not to mention optimizing throttle response, tire wear, and gas mileage. Ride improves all the way up to 40 psi, front and back. (That's what my gas flap...
06-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By gfmohn

Michelin Premier A/S's on C300 (W205)

Just yesterday I replaced my 17" Pirelli run-flats with 17" Michelin Premier A/S's on my C300 (W205). (The car in my Signature below is my first Mercedes, a 2007 C280 (W203).) The new tires seem...
05-20-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By gfmohn

Or something is right. Are you saying that...

Or something is right. Are you saying that hearing a sound which you know is not a motor sound (which no one outside the car can hear) would be right? This reminds me of the playing cards we pinned...
05-20-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By gfmohn

Cool The Tin Drum

I have read in the W205 forum that the solid sound of the W205 doors is due to a 12" square sheet of steel cemented in the center of the door panel.
05-04-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,140
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy Wrong forum

You're in the wrong forum. This forum is for W205 series C-Class sedans, 2015 on. I can't tell you anything about your W212 E-CLASS. Nonetheless, your dealer's statement is nonsense. SOMEBODY has to...
05-03-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,140
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Headlight aim is critical

I have the top-of-line (in the US) LED headlights. They were aimed too low, as delivered. The cut-off is very sharp, and on the narrow, winding, slightly hilly, suburban roads I often travel, it was...
04-24-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By gfmohn

Not ready for truly autonomous driving

Works the other way, too. If the car you are following makes a quick turn off the road, revealing another car STOPPED, the system doesn't recognize the second car as a vehicle. (Because it hasn't...
04-15-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,856
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy Not a bad 2015 C300, just a 2015 C300

ionz13 did NOT get a bad MY 2015 C300! Most owners did get a relatively good car. (Otherwise, you wouldn't have been able to get near a dealerships.) However, his car was definitely within the RANGE...
04-15-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By gfmohn

Wink That's the way they all are - not when it comes the cars!

There's a Mozart opera entitled Così fan tutte (That's the way they all are). Mozart is not writing about car seats; I am not writing about women. However, if you take good care of them, both will...
04-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By gfmohn

It's all for your own good

If Mercedes wanted you to have more power, they'd give you more power.
04-03-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Surprise!

I believe that I recall a commenter in the C-Class (W205) forum describing a nasty scare from the opposite problem. The car in front of him turned off the road, thereby revealing the car in front of...
03-07-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By gfmohn

Confirmation bias

I have seen dozens of reports from owners who had the wrist pin repair (including myself, in 11/15). I have seen only one owner who was dissatisfied after his wrist pin repair. He thought his car's...
02-19-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By gfmohn

Rain X?

On the one or two times I had chattering when using Rain X on either my 2007 C280 or my 2015 C300, I took my car in on a rainy day and asked my independent garage specializing in Mercedes to adjust...
01-18-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

Thank you. I already have a Conti pump kit left...

Thank you. I already have a Conti pump kit left over from my 2007 C280. That car did not have run-flats, but I bought the pump kit anyway, after I had a flat by the side of a really high-speed...
01-17-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

I am considering this. What model tire did you...

I am considering this. What model tire did you select? If you are no longer using run-flats, what are you doing about flat protection?
01-17-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

Sticky Official wind noice service bulletin

See "Sticky Official wind noice service bulletin" under Sticky Threads, above. note the misspelling "noice," instead of "noise,"
01-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By gfmohn

Cool De ja vu, all over again

This subject was beaten to death in 2015. Many commenters were absolutely enraged. They couldn't live with this feature, and, in those days, there were no hacks. Some of those commenters seemed...
01-16-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By gfmohn

Why buy a family sedan and then try to hot-rod it...

Why buy a family sedan and then try to hot-rod it into being something it is not! If you want a hot car, buy a hot car. The most common fatal last words are "Hey, fellas, watch this!" Closely...
01-16-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs down Georgia overdrive

It's definitely not on my 2015 U.S. C300, and I drive in ECO most of the time, I would expect such an automatic shift into neutral to be illegal in the U.S. The U.S. has too much fatal experience...
01-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

When my 2015 C300 was repaired in 11/15, my...

When my 2015 C300 was repaired in 11/15, my dealer told me they didn't know. All of the indignation of myself and others was about possible cylinder wall wear. We weren't wrong; sitting back with a...
01-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By gfmohn

Yes, that's what seat memory is for. (No sarcasm...

Yes, that's what seat memory is for. (No sarcasm intended) I'm the only one who drives my Benz, so I have one memory position for upright, around town use, for maximum alertness, a second that is...
12-26-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

Glad to hear that your replacement car has worked...

Glad to hear that your replacement car has worked out. Your original car was a disgrace to Mercedes' good name. That should never have happened! My own C300 has given good service since it had the...
12-25-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

Troll Alert

TROLL ALERT-DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!
12-23-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

It's not dishonesty. The prices of extended...

It's not dishonesty. The prices of extended warranties vary greatly from one dealer to another. You can buy your warranty from any dealer, so it pays to shop online. If you are having the wrist pin...
12-23-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By gfmohn

What MB thinks you need for fog lights

MB thinks you don't need no stinkin' fog lights!

"Low-beam headlamps
"Even if the light sensor does not detect that it is dark, the parking lamps and low-beam headlamps switch on when the...
12-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By gfmohn

There must be many other amusing stories you can...

There must be many other amusing stories you can tell us about the people of your country. Can you tell us a few?
12-20-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By gfmohn

We have freezing weather in New England, too. It...

We have freezing weather in New England, too. It never occurred to me that I could wash my car in below freezing weather. I'd be surprised if our car washes are open. Eastern Massachusetts residents...
12-20-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By gfmohn

Same here. There is something wrong with your...

Same here. There is something wrong with your electrical system. I suppose these days we have to consider that a computer is dimming your overhead light. The solution? Swap out the computer.
12-18-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

I own a 2015 C300. Assembly quality of early...

I own a 2015 C300. Assembly quality of early production models was crap. The list of things wrong on my car would be too long to print here. Many other writers to MBWorld had it worse; some of them...
12-18-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,644
Posted By gfmohn

Changing the dynamic mode settings (Comfort,...

Changing the dynamic mode settings (Comfort, Sport, etc.) will not change the suspension. There are no suspension settings to change (it's just steel springs), unless he has the optional Airmatic...
12-12-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By gfmohn

Did version v11 improve on the almost...

Did version v11 improve on the almost non-existent number of POIs? I routinely visit different churches, and none are shown. A lot of restaurants aren't shown, for pete's sake! Except for public...
12-12-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By gfmohn

I got the MB winter mats soon after I received my...

I got the MB winter mats soon after I received my car in 02/15. No problems and no smell. Perhaps yours picked up their smell from improper storage. That's something for owners purchasing them now to...
11-29-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By gfmohn

Auto is not good for initial heating

I routinely have to take it off auto when the cabin is still cold and indeed push the manual fan level up to 6 or 7. Also, the center vents are never on when heating on auto.
11-14-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,778
Posted By gfmohn

Mercedes knows best

At least in U.S. cars, what you can't do is turn the lights on or off! "Auto" refers to automatic high-beam control only; "manual" is manual high-beam control. Only the daylight sensor turns the...
10-18-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By gfmohn

Same thing happened to me. It got so sticky that...

Same thing happened to me. It got so sticky that I had to use a credit card to pry the gas flap open. The flap was misaligned too; it stuck out at the top. The dealer replaced the flap. (If you have...
10-16-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By gfmohn

The Future Is Under Development

What is worrisome is the inconsistency from one car to another. Compare the differing descriptions in this thread. My 2015 C300 under-corrects (when it corrects at all). The centerlines in...
10-15-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By gfmohn

Please let us know. Thank you.

Please let us know. Thank you.
10-09-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By gfmohn

Was the SUV stopped? When my 2015 C300 system has...

Was the SUV stopped? When my 2015 C300 system has been tracking a moving vehicle, it will track it all the way to a stop (and then go again, etc.). It also seems to pick up stationary objects that...
09-26-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By gfmohn

The spectre

Thank you. I will post the rest of the comment I made in a thread on a similar subject.


In the U.S., "family sedan" is almost a contradiction in terms. Almost everyone who has "family" needs...
09-25-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By gfmohn

Family sedan?

A spectre is haunting the C300 forums in MBWorld. Some talk about it in hushed tones; most consider it bad luck to admit that it exists. That spectre is described in two words: "family sedan."
09-18-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By gfmohn

The Road to Sindelfingen

while jetlagged oI picked up the C280 you see below in my Signature 11 years ago. However, my German wife has a grandson who lives in Stuttgart with his mother. So I see Stuttgart more like a native...
09-18-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By gfmohn

There's a Send to Car feature on Google Maps. I...

There's a Send to Car feature on Google Maps. I used it a few times to send destinations (not routes) to my 2015 C300. I had to log in first and register my car. Then it stopped working. I recently...
09-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By gfmohn

Alabama is not a foreign country

Euro delivery won't work. C-class sedans are made in Alabama. Broke my heart when I heard that. I had been looking forward to repeating the experience I had with Euro delivery of my 2007 C280. (See...
09-08-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By gfmohn

Few things compare to the thrill of driving your new Mercedes-Benz out of the factory

Not to mention that you can actually pick it up in Germany! When I was buying my first Mercedes, the MBUSA European Delivery Program page began with the words, "Few things compare to the thrill of...
09-03-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,004
Posted By gfmohn

C300, the Mercedes family sedan

A spectre is haunting the C300 forums in MBWorld. Some talk about it in hushed tones; most consider it bad luck to admit that it exists. That spectre is described in two words: "family sedan." In the...
08-30-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,108
Posted By gfmohn

No, there was none. But the noise indicating a...

No, there was none. But the noise indicating a problem had begun only about 3-4 weeks before I took it in. (I was taking it in A LOT, for the non-engine problems I listed.)
08-30-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,108
Posted By gfmohn

Finally, some information

Thank you for the information. You are the first MB technician who has shed any light on this subject of maximum importance to all too many owners.

I saw a single comment over on "new C300 with...
08-29-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,108
Posted By gfmohn

Don'T Do It!

No! No! No! Walk away from it! The car is a "good deal", only because other buyers have been scared off by the wrist pin problem. Those same savvy buyers are going be out there still when you try to...
08-28-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,009
Posted By gfmohn

The right way, the wrong way, the Massachusetts way

In Massachusetts, yellow signs also are enforced as speed limits. (Not sure why they bother with yellow signs, but Massachusetts likes to be different whenever possible.):crazy:
08-28-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,125
Posted By gfmohn

Wink Oma Mercedes kennt alles (Granny Mercedes knows what's good for you)

Over on the W205 forum (C300/400/etc., 2015 on), no subject has aroused more flaming outrage than the need to turn off the Mercedes ECO Start/Stop every time the vehicle is started (if the driver...
08-26-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,230
Posted By gfmohn

Different GPS systems on E-Class and C-Class

I browse the E-Class forum (as well as the Audi A4 and BMW 340), because I am planning ahead. The E-Class and C-Class must have different GPS systems. My 2015 C300 Luxury shows the location of...
08-24-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By gfmohn

Wild in the Streets and the effect of yellow centerlines

Odd, my 2015 C300 does not have that problem. At the closest setting and low speeds, it stays close enough to the car ahead that I am a little uncomfortable. I can even back off the setting a little...
08-22-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,009
Posted By gfmohn

The current W205 C-Class does it too, at speeds...

The current W205 C-Class does it too, at speeds not even close to being too fast for the curve. To maintain speed through the curve, one has to step on the gas hard enough to bring up "Distronic...
08-13-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 235,834
Posted By gfmohn

How do I get rid of this lemon?

First to answer your question, "How do I get rid of this lemon?" You get always get rid of it the same way the previous owner did: trading it in. This is how I got rid of the 2007 C280 W203 pictured...
08-06-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,218
Posted By gfmohn

POI?

Does the update have any more POIs? My version has almost none. It doesn't have any churches, and I frequently visit different churches. I can't count on it to have a given restaurant. When I need...
08-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,254
Posted By gfmohn

The higher pressures, the better

(Are you sure you don't mean Pirelli P7s? Pirelli P Zeros are not run-flats.) The tires on my 2007 C280 W203 wore much quicker on the outside, leaving the center looking almost new. (I am an elderly...
07-24-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By gfmohn

Disagree

Maybe some glasses are more polarized than others. But my polarized glasses certainly present a problem on my 2015 C300 4Matic Luxury. My glasses are the well-known RayBan aviators. If I just want to...
07-20-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By gfmohn

The range of the lower/raise the windows commands...

The range of the lower/raise the windows commands is much less than the range of the unlock/lock commands -- only 6' or so from the car. But I don't have to be on the driver side (as I had long...
07-19-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By gfmohn

The infrared mode is history

I, too, had not seen an IR window, but I had thought it was merely cleverly disguised. I just got back from vacation and did some research. My windows go down (and up) with my hand held in front of...
07-07-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By gfmohn

Master of the Autobahn

Was your stay at the Hotel Böhler part of the Mercedes European Delivery package? Or did you make your own reservations? When we took delivery of our C280 (W203) in Sept. 2006 (see my Signature,...
07-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy If my car really loved me, it would know what I want!

The Unlock key uses two independent methods of transmission. The lock/unlock function operates by radio. The windows/moonroof/seat ventilation function operates by infrared (optical). So the...
07-05-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,370
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Wrong forum

Aren't you in the wrong forum? 2014 was W204. The answers you receive will be wrong for your car.
06-30-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By gfmohn

A Canadian thing

Must be a Canadian thing. My U.S. 2015 C300 4MATIC Luxury unlocks the doors, opens the windows, and turns on the driver seat ventilation, all on a single push and hold of the open button. I don't...
06-27-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,943
Posted By gfmohn

I'm outa here!

You have described it exactly, for the indie shop where I take my Mercedes cars. That's European Auto Solutions, in Waltham MA. They were four guys that worked in another indie shop. As soon as a...
06-22-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By gfmohn

Less is more

Now I know why my windows open immediately - no sunroof! I don't need one - I have a light beige interior. So I don't need extra light to find black objects (none of that "black cat in a coal mine"...
06-18-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,576
Posted By gfmohn

The Real Thing

Better to go the other way. Buy a real AMG (as old as it has to be able to afford it), take the badges off, sell the boy racer wheels, and, in general, restore the non-AMG appearance (unless the AMG...
06-18-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By gfmohn

Angry Vaunted German engineering

Not to minimize your disappointment, but at least "such a major repair" is outside the engine. As far as I know, none of the hundreds(?) of owners whose MY 2015 C300s had The Dreaded Defective Wrist...
06-18-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,068
Posted By gfmohn

At risk of digging myself a hole, is it possible...

At risk of digging myself a hole, is it possible your car is tramlining? This means your wheels are following ridges and cracks in the road, because of excess negative camber. This is more of a...
06-18-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,068
Posted By gfmohn

Cool A family sedan

There is a family alternative to the sports-oriented choices otherwise discussed here. As I have said before, I am running the OE 17" Pirelli P7 all-season run-flats on the the stock 17" OE wheels....
06-17-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By gfmohn

Always consider the source

Ah, the misinformation of owners commenting in the forum of models they do not own. The link states that this sun shield fits 2009 CLK and 2009-2012 S-class models only. I ran the website's...
06-16-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

Angry Vaunted German engineering

Glad to hear you confirm that German engines really are involved. I had been saying just that, based on what I recalled from some other comments. However, I couldn't locate those comments, and so, I...
06-16-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 141,015
Posted By gfmohn

The good, the bad, and the (merely) ugly

Does that have any practical use? Or does it cause problems? Or does it merely void the warranty?:D
06-08-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,254
Posted By gfmohn

Likewise - 2015 C300 4matic Luxury, over 12,000...

Likewise - 2015 C300 4matic Luxury, over 12,000 miles, 17" stock wheeels, OEM Pirelli P7 all-season run-flats (MOExtended Mobility), 39 psi front, 41 psi rear. Good performance on snow-covered...
06-04-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By gfmohn

Thanks - now I'm warned

Thanks for warning. The no-big-deal interior, plus the E-class quality difficulties (apparently similar to the C-class quality difficulties I have endured), the frustrations of the new E-class COMAND...
05-29-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,305
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Where the rubber meets the road

Same here. A few months after I got my previous W203 C280 (see below), I noticed a wheel looked soft, and it was a few pounds low.:eek: As a 2007 model, it had no air pressure sensors of any kind,...
05-24-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,180
Posted By gfmohn

Cool It's a German thing!

Or you can just ask your dealer or shop to do it. I had it done as part of the dealer prep for delivery. No problem. My wife and I go to Germany about once a year. There. at least 3/4s of the cars...
05-18-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,444
Posted By gfmohn

I take back what I implied about Eco mode! I...

I take back what I implied about Eco mode! I merely assumed that Eco would be less responsive than Comfort mode. I had actually used Eco only a couple times when the car was new. Since I commented on...
05-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Wrong forum

You are in the wrong forum. This forum is for W205 C-class sedans, 2015 on.
05-11-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation New subject-actually about Mercedes W205 cars

The interior light switches are tiny, and the logos are so dimly lit that I have to look at them to select the one I want. That means I have to take my eyes completely off the road. They are also too...
05-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,960
Posted By gfmohn

Now I remember. I read about the E43 sound...

Now I remember. I read about the E43 sound enhancement system in the Motor Trend review, "2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Test Review: When AMG takes a Chill Pill," dated Feb. 17. MT wrote, "The engine...
05-10-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

:topic:The subject here is cars, not car stereo....

:topic:The subject here is cars, not car stereo. The latter is a separate hobby. At one time, I was very much into that. The audio system in my previous Mazda was worth more than the car.

Indeed,...
05-10-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy End of the road of my MB ownership in sight

So I would have to buy an aftermarket CD player and find some place to stick it, so I can play the over 400 classical CDs I have? Deal breaker! I will never own an E-class. (That's been pretty much...
05-09-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation 7 Solid Reasons to Hold onto Your W204

Yes, they did. And as every securities prospectus is forced to warn customers, "Past performance is no guarantee of future performance." This is especially true of Mercedes cars. They no longer have...
05-09-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

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05-09-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

I thought that is what the SYNC button is for....

I thought that is what the SYNC button is for. Don't you have one?
05-09-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,960
Posted By gfmohn

Angry The Fake Sound of AMG

I've read that much of that "AMG sound" is reproduced by a speaker under the dash. So changing the sound should be merely a matter of changing the software. Soon, some aftermarket supplier will...
05-06-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,264
Posted By gfmohn

Except for one or two occasions, I have not...

Except for one or two occasions, I have not activated the door ajar warning. However, my hood is extremely difficult to latch. Mechanics never get it right, unless they have to test-drive the car. It...
05-05-2017, 08:45 PM
05-02-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,899
Posted By gfmohn

Default is off

Check your vehicle settings. That would be in the instrument panel settings, not the COMAND panel. I know my 2007 W203 had that feature, and I didn't have COMAND on that car. I believe the default...
04-26-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By gfmohn

Wrong thread

I don't know the answers to your questions, but I do know that this the thread for those interested in C-Class sedans (W205) MY 2015 on. You're in the wrong thread.:cop:
04-22-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,879
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Stealth AMG

For a different perspective on your projects, consider my dream Mercedes. It's an AMG model with all the NON-AMG styling bits, Luxury grill and all. No, I'm not interested in surprising young dudes...
04-22-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By gfmohn

Would prefer parking sensors to rear-view camera

A few years ago, I rented a VW Passat in Germany. A Passat is a big car for Germany, so I would often have to deal with the only available parking space having no more than six inches of spare room,...
04-22-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Dive! Dive!

Had me going too. All I could think of after serving in the submarine Navy was "practice depth charge"!
04-03-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,009
Posted By gfmohn

My previous 2007 C280 4MATIC (W203) had tunnel...

My previous 2007 C280 4MATIC (W203) had tunnel mode. My present 2015 C300 4MATIC (W205) does not! Makes no sense.
My current C300 also will slow down mid-bend, even if I am not going anywhere near...
04-03-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,972
Posted By gfmohn

Unhappy The future lies ahead

The great majority of American car owners are dreaming of automated vehicles. I cannot say that I have discussed this with my circle of acquaintances, because, judging from their cars, they do not...
03-28-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 141,015
Posted By gfmohn

+ plus the inner humiliation of knowing you paid...

+ plus the inner humiliation of knowing you paid for all this.

I'm glad this is one bullet I have dodged.:zoom:
03-28-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By gfmohn

If someone mistakenly thinks the door is...

If someone mistakenly thinks the door is unlocked, they are not going to attack it with tools. They are simply going to try to open it. Then they will find out it is locked! Then they will either...
03-28-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By gfmohn

I've had my C300 4MATIC for two years, but I...

I've had my C300 4MATIC for two years, but I still occasionally hit the the cruise control stalk instead of the wipers stalk (or vice versa). My previous Merc had them in the opposite positions. (The...
03-25-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,124
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation The Real Thing

" 'They'll never guess that it's not a real AMG,' said Tom Swift, boy racer." Do you really want to tell the world that you lust after an AMG, but you can't afford one? Better to buy a real AMG (even...
03-25-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,444
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Noises not appropriate to a Mercedes

Agreed. At one stop sign which I pass regularly, Comfort has too much lag for me. I normally use Comfort, but visibility is so limited at that stop sign and the crossing traffic some on so fast, that...
03-21-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 210,568
Posted By gfmohn

Men Don't Ask For Directions

I had the same experience on my 2007 C280 4MATIC (W203). (However, I would see the check engine light immediately on starting cold. Then, after a few miles, it would go out.) My independent shop...
03-15-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,594
Posted By gfmohn

If you meant that all you saw of the ReCaptcha...

If you meant that all you saw of the ReCaptcha process was an "I am not a robot" check box, it's not working. It is a multi-step process in which you have to respond to several screens. Maybe...
03-11-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,640
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Tthe active LED headlights ARE user adjustable!

The bad news is, I got lucky with the first dealer adjustment. The good news is, the active LED headlights ARE user adjustable! After I had a "minor" fender-bender ("minor" in a Mercedes is anything...
03-10-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,594
Posted By gfmohn

Needs ReCaptcha

If you didn't see a multi-step ReCaptcha script for security, the mbusa.com website doesn't like your browser. It would not work in my usual browser (Opera) or even in Internet Explorer. (I thought...
03-04-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,594
Posted By gfmohn

The danger occurs only when the engine is blocked...

The danger occurs only when the engine is blocked from turning. The text of the NHTSA bulletin reads:

Description of the Safety Risk: In the event the starter is blocked due to engine/transmission...
03-04-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,218
Posted By gfmohn

Comments can be edited

I think that editing the original, incorrect comment is better. That way, the person who reads that first, incorrect comment doesn't have to stumble across the later correction, in order to receive...
03-02-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,218
Posted By gfmohn

Is 7.0 the latest?

7.0 has been out for a while. I got it about 6 months ago (in eastern Massachusetts). Does anybody know of a later version?:nix:
02-26-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Beep! Beep!

You must have been dreaming that you were back in your old Nash Rambler:

Beep! Beep! (Beep! Beep!).
His horn went Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
Now we're doing a hundred and twenty, as fast as I...
02-26-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,349
Posted By gfmohn

Passenger seat heat/ventilation controls

The seat heat/ventilation controls (both driver and passenger) should be on the center console. When I want my wife to have seat heat/ventilation, I have to lean across and push the buttons myself....
02-26-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By gfmohn

Cool OMG!

Now I've heard everything! Seriously, is there nothing that someone is not burned up about because they can't customize it? This, in a vehicle make that historically been endlessly mocked both for...
02-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By gfmohn

Question Try GPS

Who says the road side speed measurement signs are more accurate than your speedometers? Your GPS (esp. a freestanding one) should be the most accurate measurement. Has anyone compared their...
02-12-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By gfmohn

Yes, when the sensors detect an impending rear...

Yes, when the sensors detect an impending rear end collision, the vehicle tensions the seat belts, shuts the windows and sunroof, etc., and, if your vehicle is stationary sets the brakes (to prevent...
02-11-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

Sorry, I didn't mean to be sarcastic or mock you.

Sorry, I didn't mean to be sarcastic or mock you.
02-10-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,798
Posted By gfmohn

Well, CFG, now you know. Not all MB dealers are...

Well, CFG, now you know. Not all MB dealers are the same. This knowledge about the experience of other owners is the greatest benefit of customer forums like this.

My dealership initiated the...
02-10-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By gfmohn

Stone guards

I considered mud flaps, and I recall that MBUSA states that the purpose of mud flaps is to "help protect your vehicle from debris, rocks and spray kicked up by the tires." (Mud flaps | $190...
02-01-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By gfmohn

Cool A normal feature on my 2015 C300

I don't think it's a software update situation. My 2015 C300 W4 (build date 12/14) has always shown what gear it's in. It also shows manual selection of the gear (using the paddles) by changing the...
01-31-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,273
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Cold Start

Just a reminder, because I know StanNH is aware of this. The check for the chatter of the wrist pin issue has to be done with the engine cold. I think it also should be a chilly morning, or at least...
01-22-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,299
Posted By gfmohn

Exclamation Brake flush is every 2 years

Yes, brake flush was included. The first line of my Repair Order Detail says, "Service 20,000 miles or 2 years." As I said, my car is two years old (in 02/17), and my mileage was 10,600 miles. Brake...
01-21-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,299
Posted By gfmohn

Smile Consider your local independent shop

On Tuesday, I had my C300 at my dealer outside of Boston for the 2-year "B" service at 10,600 miles. The first 2 years of service were part of my purchase price. Likewise, the previous "A" service at...
01-17-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,226
Posted By gfmohn

Regular runflats or MOE runflats?

It's never clear in these discussions whether commenters are complaining about regular runflats or the MOE runflats that are original equipment. ("MOE" stands for "Mercedes-Benz Original Extended...
01-17-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 60,490
Posted By gfmohn

Thumbs down You again!

Still keeping it classy, showing your bum to your fellow readers. Nice girl (if you are, in fact, a girl)!:rolf:
12-18-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,388
Posted By gfmohn

Larger item - memory center mirror

(If a reader can provide a link to a discussion of this elsewhere in the W205 forum, that should be the end of discussion here.) I would like to see a memory center mirror.
12-18-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,388
Posted By gfmohn

Small item - windshield visor extension

The windshield visors on my C-Class are too short to keep the sun out my eyes when the sun is on the side. My wife's 2008 Hyundai Elantra has a sliding extension on the visor to block the sun. I have...
12-18-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,631
Posted By gfmohn

Protecting leather upholstery from liquids-why?

I suppose it's my own fault for mentioning why I didn't mind giving up the cup holder. I do not wish to start an off-topic discussion, so I leave to other, more imaginative readers to speculate why...
12-18-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By gfmohn

All-weather mats

I failed to specify that I was talking about all-weather mats, too. I already had regular mats.
12-17-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By gfmohn

Smile Why not MB mats?

Black is black, but owners with light-colored interiors like mine can be sure that MB's own mats will perfectly match their interior. Of course, they fit perfectly, too. I know Weathertech mats are...
12-17-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,631
Posted By gfmohn

Cool Removable cup holder

When installing the rubber mat in place of the ashtray, I discovered that the cup holder also comes out. Since drinks in my Mercedes are as unwelcome as tobacco smoke, I was delighted to recover the...
12-17-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By gfmohn

Spray de-icer

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Now that you have us thinking about this, of course, LED lights would not get hot enough on really cold nights. Someday, the S-Class will have automatic...
12-17-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By gfmohn

12-16-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By gfmohn

Money in the wrong hands.

Money in the wrong hands.
12-16-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,566
Posted By gfmohn

Not just MB and BMW cars are debadged in Europe

My wife is German, and we visit her family often. In Germany, about 80% of cars of all makes, both expensive and inexpensive, are debadged. It seems to be just a custom. Everybody does it because...
12-10-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,675
Posted By gfmohn

Lightbulb Ultimate driving experience?

I had a W203. (See my Signature.) I don't remember how the W203 shifted. I do remember I had no complaints. However, it was the first automatic I had owned, so I had no standard of comparison. I had...
12-09-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,940
Posted By gfmohn

Blaming the victim

You are right that it is always a good question. And asking it always presumes that the problem is the fault of the owner (especially if the owners are of a younger generation). However, your...
12-08-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,675
Posted By gfmohn

Question How to reset transmission?

Could you please repeat the reset procedure? I've done it before, but I forget where I saw it. Others will profit from it too. I recently asked my dealer to do their best, and there was some...
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