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Forum: W211 AMG
Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By N_Rob

So it smokes constantly or just for a few seconds...

So it smokes constantly or just for a few seconds on startup?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-20-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By N_Rob

If I wasnít worried Iíd blow my 190k mile engine...

If I wasnít worried Iíd blow my 190k mile engine I would be all over this :rolf:
Forum: W211 AMG
06-10-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By N_Rob

Question Excessive Front Camber

I took my car to get aligned the other day and the alignment shop said that they couldn't get the camber out of the front passenger wheel so they added camber on the front drivers to get even wear....
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By N_Rob

Lifter tick maybe. Have you topped up the oil or...

Lifter tick maybe. Have you topped up the oil or at least manually checked the level? Honestly, these engines are very noisy as others have mentioned. Unless it just started or got noticeably louder,...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By N_Rob

Pull the small metal key out of the key fob,...

Pull the small metal key out of the key fob, there is a key slot by the trunk handle above the license plate where you can manually pop the trunk. Turn the key and squeeze the handle while the key is...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By N_Rob

It is only necessary to replace the faulty coil...

It is only necessary to replace the faulty coil but itís not necessarily a waste of money, you can look at it as preventative maintenance.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-02-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By N_Rob

Posting in the W204 AMG section will probably...

Posting in the W204 AMG section will probably yield better results for you. If fluid is leaking from a breather hole for anything, doesnít that mean the fluid is overfilled?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By N_Rob

Take a pic if you can. Are you talking about the...

Take a pic if you can. Are you talking about the clips at the top of the coils up near the air boxes? Those break a lot, at least 3 of mine are broken and the plugs sit in tight enough without them...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-01-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By N_Rob

If we're thinking of the same hose, you should be...

If we're thinking of the same hose, you should be able to see it easily after removing the driver's side surge tank
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By N_Rob

Well the counter only goes up when you use the...

Well the counter only goes up when you use the brakes, so Iím pretty sure miles would be irrelevant on that but Iím not sure. Iím also not sure it will even trigger the reduced braking power red...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-25-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By N_Rob

Only happens at idle? Silly question but have any...

Only happens at idle? Silly question but have any of the people you took it to checked for vacuum leaks? Not sure the common one to the back of the supercharger can cause misfires at idle but when I...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-24-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By N_Rob

No car is immune from them, but itís not known...

No car is immune from them, but itís not known for it. It was just a far out guess anyway. Are the plugs fouling out quickly?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By N_Rob

Where are the leaks? Rear main seal?

Where are the leaks? Rear main seal?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-22-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By N_Rob

How much oil is it burning? Could it be worn...

How much oil is it burning? Could it be worn piston rings? Someone with much more knowledge than me will no doubt chime in with more to offer.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-21-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,501
Posted By N_Rob

:confused:

:confused:
Forum: W211 AMG
05-21-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,501
Posted By N_Rob

To me, the 55 and 63 are made for much different...

To me, the 55 and 63 are made for much different purposes. The 55 is a straight line speed eater while the 63 goes more sport sedan mode. Extremely fast in a straight line still like the 55, but if I...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-21-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,872
Posted By N_Rob

Really sorry to hear about your car, hopefully he...

Really sorry to hear about your car, hopefully he gets the book thrown at him in court. Did you notice knock or something or did he just return it to you blown? He must've really ragged on it when it...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By N_Rob

This thread really should be moved out of W211...

This thread really should be moved out of W211 AMG but besides that, if you have a 2019 C63 S just take it to the dealer! You must still be under full warranty unless you drove an unreal amount of...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By N_Rob

How many service records do you have for the car?...

How many service records do you have for the car? Could be that the struts were replaced with arnott new units which do not have the active dampening, therefore the comfort/s1/s2 toggles would do...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By N_Rob

Yes that would seem to indicate low oil lol, do...

Yes that would seem to indicate low oil lol, do you have the dipstick? If not, I would pull the drain plug and see what comes out to make sure your oil level sensor is correct. You donít want to be...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By N_Rob

Not necessarily. The sound could be a failing...

Not necessarily. The sound could be a failing pump, not a failed one. If weíre lucky it might just be a clogged trans filter or low on fluid if itís trans related at all. Out of curiosity, when was...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By N_Rob

Definitely update this thread with what they tell...

Definitely update this thread with what they tell you. I have a sinking suspicion it's transmission related like the guy above said, like tq converter whine or front trans pump. If it's front trans...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By N_Rob

Did you change oil viscosities?

Did you change oil viscosities?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,501
Posted By N_Rob

Based on his comment on your thread, looks like...

Based on his comment on your thread, looks like he takes issue with jumping the sam to activate the pump. He wants people to either buy a $200 tool or use STAR which many donít have.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By N_Rob

I agree, bolt and washer should be fine to reuse....

I agree, bolt and washer should be fine to reuse. I just replaced the bearing and reused the same bolt/washer, works fine.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-14-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,501
Posted By N_Rob

I don't mean to be a dick but... I know you're...

I don't mean to be a dick but... I know you're not coming in here trying to say the 722.6 is a quick shifting trans :rolf:. Nobody is disagreeing that it's a good, strong trans. As you stated MB used...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-12-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,671
Posted By N_Rob

The cars have ambient lighting from the factory....

The cars have ambient lighting from the factory. Iím failing to see why youíd have to ďactivateĒ anything. Besides, he isnít even talking about the ambient, heís talking about the footwell and door...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,671
Posted By N_Rob

I donít see how changing bulbs can have any...

I donít see how changing bulbs can have any lasting damage on your car. You still have factory warranty left?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By N_Rob

What required the engine to be replaced?

What required the engine to be replaced?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By N_Rob

Sounds good, thanks guys!

Sounds good, thanks guys!
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By N_Rob

I believe a flashing CEL is indicative of a...

I believe a flashing CEL is indicative of a misfire, which would make sense with the vibrations you feel sometimes. Spark plugs shouldnít be bad yet after 30k I wouldnít think, but maybe plug wires...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By N_Rob

Help with engine mounts

Hey guys, I looked at all the good diyís here for engine mounts and began the process today. Iíve got the steering rack dropped and the bottom 13mm bolts on the engine mounts off, as I understand it...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By N_Rob

I donít think so, they appear to be shaped much...

I donít think so, they appear to be shaped much differently from the 204/211 63 mufflers. Whether or not you could custom fab a way to hang them I donít know.

...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By N_Rob

Sounds good. I assume you mean you pulled...

Sounds good. I assume you mean you pulled everything out of the muffler and cut all the pipes inside it out? How did you reseal the muffler, just welds or some other way? How's drone with the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By N_Rob

Wondering this too. How are you keeping the...

Wondering this too. How are you keeping the Bluetooth connector charged in the glovebox?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By N_Rob

This. There is a vacuum line that attaches to the...

This. There is a vacuum line that attaches to the back of the supercharger on the driver's side (if you have a LHD car). I had this issue too after redoing my valve cover gaskets and I didn't put the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By N_Rob

I have to agree with Yuille. I would not follow...

I have to agree with Yuille. I would not follow the vast majority of the intervals in the service manual after what we know now. Remember the ďlifetime transmission fluidĒ? Lol, that turned out well....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By N_Rob

I doubt itís the suspension to be honest, but...

I doubt itís the suspension to be honest, but wouldnít hurt to check. My car has 187k miles Iíve been hearing it for roughly 500 miles. Iím almost positive my sound is belt driven or maybe...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-24-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By N_Rob

Interesting. I changed my supercharger pulley...

Interesting. I changed my supercharger pulley bearing just a few hours ago and my noise is still there, although roughly 70% quieter. Let me know how changing the bearing affects yours. Iím going to...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-22-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By N_Rob

One, like all two wheel drive cars. Either the...

One, like all two wheel drive cars. Either the indy is thinking you have a newer awd E63 or they're about to be out of business...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By N_Rob

Make the most of this issue: go rip some mean...

Make the most of this issue: go rip some mean standing burnouts
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By N_Rob

Multiple things to contribute to this. It's...

Multiple things to contribute to this. It's highly modified, but in package form from a reputable company. Less than 40k miles. Private car collection and fully maintained at the dealer with full...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By N_Rob

Repaint, they all came silver from the factory.

Repaint, they all came silver from the factory.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By N_Rob

Me too. I donít think the wagons look terrible...

Me too. I donít think the wagons look terrible necessarily, still a handsome car, but more dated for sure. Looks too similar to the S210 especially from the back. I like the idea of a wagon that can...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-18-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By N_Rob

Iím currently hunting this same noise on my 04, I...

Iím currently hunting this same noise on my 04, I found that the bearing in my supercharger pulley was bad so Iím changing that out next week, next step is to remove both the belts and spin...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-18-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By N_Rob

I think you’re going to get very divided opinions...

I think you’re going to get very divided opinions on this matter. I’m skeptical of the claim of 18 hp, I doubt the impact on airflow is that significant. I have no hard evidence for this though, so...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By N_Rob

I think this a joke given that you suggested...

I think this a joke given that you suggested patching it but in the unfortunate case that you are serious; I'm sorry, but this is most likely irreparable. I would assume a new engine is the only...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-16-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By N_Rob

I think there's a misunderstanding; he was...

I think there's a misunderstanding; he was talking about the BC Racing coils when mentioning adjustable ride height. If you're wanting to lower your car with airmatic, there are plenty of threads on...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-08-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By N_Rob

If youíve got money to blow, Iíd spring for the...

If youíve got money to blow, Iíd spring for the black series engine mounts.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By N_Rob

If the DOT isnít going after lifted trucks with...

If the DOT isnít going after lifted trucks with incorrectly aimed eBay LED bulbs in reflector housings, they arenít going to go after a meticulously retrofitted set up like the thread I linked. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-01-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By N_Rob

Respectfully, I disagree. For the time that the...

Respectfully, I disagree. For the time that the E55 was new I'm sure the factory system was mind blowing and it's still very good. But a lot of time has passed since then, and there is no doubt in my...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By N_Rob

That is big money but I think mileage helps a lot...

That is big money but I think mileage helps a lot with the price. Bring A Trailer seems to attract very high bidders so that also helps. There was a Designo Mocha exterior with Designo Nappa 2 tone...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By N_Rob

It probably would. If you want to be sure FCP...

It probably would. If you want to be sure FCP sells Arnott's for $236 so essentially the same price. The part number on FCP for the Arnott's and OEM Bilsteins are different from the part number in...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 123,396
Posted By N_Rob

I'm not sure if the recall extends to all w211...

I'm not sure if the recall extends to all w211 and w219 or just AMG's, but you can enter your VIN and check the open recalls here: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/recall

If you find that you...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By N_Rob

Unfortunately yes, E55's came standard with...

Unfortunately yes, E55's came standard with halogens unless the previous owner of my car did a halogen retrofit for whatever reason. My car has no options whatsoever, completely barebones. No xenon,...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By N_Rob

Bi-xenon means the low and high beam are the same...

Bi-xenon means the low and high beam are the same bulb. The light in the smaller housing might be for flashing to avoid using the HID for it, as it was my understanding that flashing with HIDís...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By N_Rob

I think our cars only had halogen, bi-xenon, and...

I think our cars only had halogen, bi-xenon, and active bi-xenon. Iíve not heard of there being just a xenon option.

EDIT: Just to be clear, by just xenon you mean that the low beam would be xenon...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By N_Rob

Safelite has been good to me with other cars...

Safelite has been good to me with other cars (lots of rocks on the interstates where I live) but unfortunately I was disappointed with the job they did on my E55 last year. The seal wasnít bad or...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-25-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By N_Rob

Iím not an expert on these platforms by any...

Iím not an expert on these platforms by any means, but Iíll throw in my 2 cents anyway. 72 is a pretty aggressive size but with a stock crank pulley I think you should be okay. For cooling, Iím not...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-14-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By N_Rob

Iím not going to lie, I know nothing about...

Iím not going to lie, I know nothing about electrical work really. But, this video from Alex at Legit Street Cars might help you. At 7:36, he discusses how he is wiring up the pump. During this time,...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By N_Rob

Thatís much newer than any of our cars, try the...

Thatís much newer than any of our cars, try the W213 AMG section instead of W211
Forum: W211 AMG
02-25-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By N_Rob

I did the Victor Reinz ones (probably spelled...

I did the Victor Reinz ones (probably spelled that wrong) off FCP along with the non-mb rtv sealent off FCP. Iíve had no problems in the past 10k miles, I think the problems with the after market...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By N_Rob

Yes you should be fine to drive it like that for...

Yes you should be fine to drive it like that for the time being, I doubt itís putting that much extra (if any) strain on the tc. I have the same issue that started when the temperatures dropped a lot...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By N_Rob

+1 on buying from FCP Euro, the warranty from...

+1 on buying from FCP Euro, the warranty from those guyís is awesome
Forum: W211 AMG
02-04-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By N_Rob

Someone already has a manual transmission...

Someone already has a manual transmission converted E55. Search @5.6amg on Instagram.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By N_Rob

Itís really all in the car you buy. Most are...

Itís really all in the car you buy. Most are fine, just look for service records and have the fuel recal done. If you get one thatís been neglected for the wrong price though, itíll clean your wallet...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By N_Rob

Iím pretty sure any red calipers on W211 AMGís...

Iím pretty sure any red calipers on W211 AMGís are aftermarket, I thought they all came silver from the factory.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By N_Rob

Yes, that was after me driving home from work....

Yes, that was after me driving home from work. Should I drive it with the accessory belt on and then quickly take it off before the engine has a chance to cool down or what do you think? Doesnít do...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By N_Rob

Iíll try that, it only does it when warm though....

Iíll try that, it only does it when warm though. I can only know definitively that the noise is occurring when driving at low speeds. How long can you drive safely with the accessory belt off if I...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By N_Rob

Thanks for the heads up, link should be working...

Thanks for the heads up, link should be working now. The car is stock. It had the infamous hiccup at idle a few weeks ago and the code appeared then so I'm fairly certain that threw it. I did my...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-31-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By N_Rob

Question E55 whining/howling noise

Hey guys, my car has been plagued with issues lately. Nothing major but you know how it goes. This though, I'm slightly worried about. I know the famous E55 startup whine that they all have, this is...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By N_Rob

No offense to any members here, but donít let...

No offense to any members here, but donít let them scare you out of buying a car that you want. Youíre 19, yeah, but so am I. I have an 04 E55 as well. Yes itís a little weird to some people, but if...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 55,873
Posted By N_Rob

Like the other guy said not necessary, but it...

Like the other guy said not necessary, but it would make it a lot easier to do. I did it without disconnecting the line but if I have to do it again I'm going to disconnect it. Getting the cover off...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By N_Rob

It sold, he said it a few posts back. To the OP,...

It sold, he said it a few posts back. To the OP, nobody reads down the threads so I would edit the original post to say it sold.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-14-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By N_Rob

Yes it is, doesnít go to valve cover. I just had...

Yes it is, doesnít go to valve cover. I just had to put this back into place after doing my VCGís. Many have said itís easy to put back in, mine was a PITA. Ended up just removing the surge tank so I...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-14-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By N_Rob

I would say offer as low as you feel comfortable...

I would say offer as low as you feel comfortable with, citing the brakes and main seal especially as reasons for your offer, and go from there. Fairly certain the trans has to be pulled to do rear...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-12-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By N_Rob

What draws you to the 55 over the V8TT 63 cars?...

What draws you to the 55 over the V8TT 63 cars? Iím just curious
Forum: W211 AMG
01-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By N_Rob

Not all, 2012 is 5.5TT

Not all, 2012 is 5.5TT
Forum: W211 AMG
01-05-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By N_Rob

Head to your local Pull-a-Part and grab a lens...

Head to your local Pull-a-Part and grab a lens from a wrecked out W211. Unless youíre one of those die hards that thinks itís below you to go to a junkyard. Iím happy to admit that a decent amount of...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-21-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,471
Posted By N_Rob

The engine that blew was also undergoing a lot of...

The engine that blew was also undergoing a lot of stress, more than most probably ever would. He had twin turbo's mounted in the trunk.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By N_Rob

A lift would be preferred, but a jack and jack...

A lift would be preferred, but a jack and jack stands should be sufficient for most things. Personally I don't have a lift, so I would just take it to an indy for anything that requires one.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By N_Rob

Front ball joints and control arms, airmatic...

Front ball joints and control arms, airmatic compressor, main compressor line, both rear shocks, entire fuel system done under recall because the previous owner hadn't, fuel relay (separate from the...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By N_Rob

I love it. If I didn't, it I wouldn't still have...

I love it. If I didn't, it I wouldn't still have it. Is there anything specific you want an opinion on?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By N_Rob

Are you coming from the ML350 as your daily? I...

Are you coming from the ML350 as your daily? I came from an Acura TL and, well... I've had more issues in the first year than the 3 years of driving the Acura that had 200k on the clock when I moved...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,889
Posted By N_Rob

Good thing you didnít add 2 quarts. I hope this...

Good thing you didnít add 2 quarts. I hope this puts this thread to rest. My god.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By N_Rob

The PPI can tell a lot, very worthwhile to get...

The PPI can tell a lot, very worthwhile to get one. But youíre right, canít tell everything. I guess if you wanted to see about oil changes you could pull off one of the valve covers to get a cursory...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By N_Rob

This is just a guess, but it says Seattle in...

This is just a guess, but it says Seattle in their profile information
Forum: W211 AMG
12-12-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,889
Posted By N_Rob

Ha ha, there are about to be a few less working...

Ha ha, there are about to be a few less working E55ís when these people overfill their oil and blow a few seals. You guys can believe whatever you want but if youíre going to go off the service menu,...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By N_Rob

If itís possible, itíll be with STAR. Eventually...

If itís possible, itíll be with STAR. Eventually the strut will fully fail, I would just replace it as soon as you can. Right now youíre just putting unnecessary stress on your compressor.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By N_Rob

I understand, I was just trying to offer a...

I understand, I was just trying to offer a solution to his problem
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By N_Rob

His was stuck, so... yeah. Itís what I would do...

His was stuck, so... yeah. Itís what I would do if mine was stuck on.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,889
Posted By N_Rob

The reading on the service menu should be...

The reading on the service menu should be somewhere near 5.5 when the car is on. Measure the oil through the oil measuring screen on the gauge cluster, not the service menu. It will tell you if the...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By N_Rob

Do you know anyone with access to STAR? You must...

Do you know anyone with access to STAR? You must have one of the only W211 E55's in Aruba, that's awesome.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By N_Rob

Priming for a few seconds and then shutting off...

Priming for a few seconds and then shutting off is normal I think. If you say no spark, have you checked your plugs and coils?
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By N_Rob

I used one of those cheap oil filter grips the...

I used one of those cheap oil filter grips the first change I ever did on my E55 and succeeded in breaking it loose, but I also scratched up the filter housing to no end. I would recommend going to...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By N_Rob

I had an issue that mimicked the CPS a few months...

I had an issue that mimicked the CPS a few months ago. Like you I replaced it and it didnít do anybing. bbirdwell tipped me off about the fuel relay in the trunk possibly being burnt out. That was my...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By N_Rob

You can use that old trick of spraying soapy...

You can use that old trick of spraying soapy water on the exhaust while the car is running and looking for bubbles forming. I would bet it's your headers though.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-30-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By N_Rob

2005 without command? So do you have what the...

2005 without command? So do you have what the 2003's have or what? Never seen a non-2003 E55 without command before
Forum: W211 AMG
11-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By N_Rob

Try pressing some of the steering wheel buttons...

Try pressing some of the steering wheel buttons when the screen says ďnot while engine is runningĒ. On our cars (w211 amg) the up/down arrows will cycle that screen to a digital speedo and a few...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By N_Rob

1. Fairly certain that is the SBC motor. Try...

1. Fairly certain that is the SBC motor. Try opening the hood and then recreating the sound, it should be coming from that silver box on the passenger side of the engine compartment. It's normal.
2....
Forum: W211 AMG
11-22-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By N_Rob

The engine mounts will fail again, itís not an...

The engine mounts will fail again, itís not an if. Theyíre a wear item. Depends on how hard you drive, but theyíll break down again unless you strap the engine down. Good job getting them replaced....
Forum: W211 AMG
11-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By N_Rob

Sounding more and more like the throttle position...

Sounding more and more like the throttle position sensor like a few others have alluded to in this thread.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By N_Rob

This. My first thought would be an issue with...

This. My first thought would be an issue with fuel. Check the pressure in the fuel rail. I had a similar issue where the car bogged down with anything above light throttle after maybe one WOT run....
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By N_Rob

If you buy the black series ones from FCP, you...

If you buy the black series ones from FCP, you wonít ever have to pay for engine mounts again. I would say itís worth it, plus itíll be cheaper already when you need a new set and they send you it...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By N_Rob

185k miles. In the last 7k miles, airmatic...

185k miles. In the last 7k miles, airmatic compressor went out, cracked oil cooler line, idler pulley let go, valve cover gaskets have to be resealed because itís dripping oil on my exhaust manifold...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-14-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By N_Rob

For the polyurethane mounts, they will be more...

For the polyurethane mounts, they will be more long lasting but also put more vibrations into the cabin. Personally I wouldnít do it, itís a Mercedes after all! Plus longevity of engine mounts wonít...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-12-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By N_Rob

Miles are high, 184k. I knew about the rear...

Miles are high, 184k. I knew about the rear supercharger bearings so I manually twisted the supercharger pulley while keeping my ear near the throttle body and couldn't hear anything from the back....
Forum: W211 AMG
11-10-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By N_Rob

Supercharger Bearing, is mine shot?

Hey guys, the other day I started hearing something that sounded like pulley noise that was rpm dependent. I replaced the idler pulley 3k miles ago so I assumed it wasn't that. I removed the sc belt...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By N_Rob

Good luck OP, I'm not sure anyone else has had...

Good luck OP, I'm not sure anyone else has had this issue before. This might be a take it to the dealer moment. It'll be very pricey, but that might be a last option.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By N_Rob

I would definitely make it known to him that you...

I would definitely make it known to him that you know the mileage is a lie, and threaten to involve local authorities if he doesn't resolve it. Odometer rollback is illegal. Wouldn't this be exposed...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/6b84c597_d135_4a1a_ba12_742216abd4bc_eaf358d5c0da2c8befa44c59d2636b7be77311cb.jpeg
I found a TINY tear in the bottom of the two lines...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-30-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Update

Big thanks to everyone helping out, this is why I love this community. I wrapped the oil filler neck and filter cap in aluminum foil and recreated the leak. To my surprise, it was neither of those....
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Yes, I emptied oil through both of the drain...

Yes, I emptied oil through both of the drain bolts. It's possible my crankcase pressure is messed up, but I don't know how to check that.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Update: Did it again today under moderate...

Update: Did it again today under moderate throttle. I'm almost positive it's the filler cap now based off of the pattern of the oil, there is almost none on the filter cap and a ton all over the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-28-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

I removed the filter cap with an oil filter...

I removed the filter cap with an oil filter wrench.



All of my O-rings appeared to be seated correctly when I removed the filter cap.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Yeah mine was most definitely a spray, not a slow...

Yeah mine was most definitely a spray, not a slow leak. My filler neck looks to be intact, or at least doesn't exhibit any of the symptoms in the pictures you shared. I removed the filter housing and...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Almost positive it was, I was sure to check that...

Almost positive it was, I was sure to check that exact thing when I got to the side of the road and it was on as tight as possible.




Yes, a Mann filter from FCP Euro was used and all four...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1677_126e72ca5d5a638c743500ec0d5cdedae3628fe9.jpg
This is a picture I took on the side of the road. The oil cap and front engine...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-27-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By N_Rob

Unhappy Oil Geyser from Filler Cap

As some of you may know, I just recently got my car back on the road after it burned it's fuel relay causing the car to stall out. Needless to say I was excited to have my baby back. However just...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By N_Rob

It would probably help if you post a video of the...

It would probably help if you post a video of the sound for help with diagnosis
Forum: W211 AMG
09-20-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,499
Posted By N_Rob

I would not pay 15k for that. You can get a...

I would not pay 15k for that. You can get a really clean 05-06 with 100-120k and some options for that price... with no repo on the title.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Well yes it's obviously a problem, just figured...

Well yes it's obviously a problem, just figured there might be something else going on since I can actually start the car and run it up to operating temps with no problems. Alas, I'm sure you're...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Connections under the backseats

Luckily it doesn't look like they were damaged in the same way that was detailed in one of the links bbirdwell posted. It does look like the dealer put little green marks to see if anyone goes poking...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Pretty sure the relay got cooked. However, could...

Pretty sure the relay got cooked. However, could this really be my problem? Seems like most people that had this issue couldn't even start their cars :nix:
...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Checked the relay and under the back seats

I snapped a picture of what I believe to be the relay you guys were describing (please correct if not) and there does indeed seem to be some discoloration like it was burning up. What do you guys...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-19-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Thanks bbirdwell. I won't have time to check that...

Thanks bbirdwell. I won't have time to check that until later tonight but I'm not driving the car in the mean time. Really hoping this didn't fry any part of the fuel system because that means a lot...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-18-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

I have not, the car isn't throwing a CEL but I...

I have not, the car isn't throwing a CEL but I realize that probably doesn't mean anything. I don't have access to star so what would be my best bet for getting the codes scanned? I'd like to avoid...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-18-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By N_Rob

Question E55 Stalling Out (not CPS)

Hey guys. Last week my car died at low speed in a parking lot. Every light on the dash was on and the A/C was still blowing, but the engine had stalled out and would crank but not fire. I let the...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By N_Rob

E55 Engine Clearances

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/engine_clearance_1_1d628386a7de30a56ad5d9db5c8ab1c9d76c3ddb.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-11-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By N_Rob

I would take a closer look at it, I'm almost...

I would take a closer look at it, I'm almost positive that's not supposed to be there. Are those zip ties in the second picture?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By N_Rob

thatís honestly the only thing I can think of....

thatís honestly the only thing I can think of. These cars are heavy, maybe the car is flexing the tie rods when a lot of stress is put on them like a bump. That is, depending on how new your...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By N_Rob

Howís your camber?

Howís your camber?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By N_Rob

PM sent

PM sent
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By N_Rob

Still for sale?

Still for sale?
Forum: W211 AMG
06-19-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By N_Rob

I think you have some heat soak issues... 414 is...

I think you have some heat soak issues... 414 is below most stock E55 dyno numbers.
06-09-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By N_Rob

Welcome! I'm sure you'll love the car, especially...

Welcome! I'm sure you'll love the car, especially in wagon guise. As for your question, I think you'll have better luck posting it in the W204 AMG section. Good luck!
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,878
Posted By N_Rob

Ugh, I was so ready to blame the twin charged...

Ugh, I was so ready to blame the twin charged set-up for the failure until this video... and now he's got me worried after taking apart the CLS55 engine and finding the same fault. A blown engine is...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By N_Rob

This. Thereís a difference between going 100 in...

This. Thereís a difference between going 100 in an old lifted Silverado with a stopping distance that rivals a fully loaded 18 wheeler and going 100 in a vehicle designed to do it and fully capable...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By N_Rob

Iím almost positive that it will, hopefully...

Iím almost positive that it will, hopefully others will chime in.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By N_Rob

If that M6 really is 550 whp, that's a crazy fast...

If that M6 really is 550 whp, that's a crazy fast E55. Thanks for posting
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By N_Rob

I thought about this because I remember that...

I thought about this because I remember that 911's with rear wheel steering have a similar problem that sounds almost identical to this. However during the PPI (I watched the whole thing), the car...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By N_Rob

I'll try this later tonight. For now, I removed a...

I'll try this later tonight. For now, I removed a small bit of power steering fluid....
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By N_Rob

Question E55 clicking noise at low speed turns

Hello everyone, I've been a lurker here ever since I bought my 04 E55 last November. An airmatic compressor failure has been my only serious issue, and I'm overall happy with the car. When I bought...
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