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06-23-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By DaveW68

I still have the original spark plugs and OEM...

I still have the original spark plugs and OEM filters. There's no need to swap them for aftermarket parts.
06-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By DaveW68

CNA is a big insurance company, so you shouldn't...

CNA is a big insurance company, so you shouldn't have to worry about the company folding. I guess it really depends on your starting mileage, years and miles of coverage, and which policy you are...
06-21-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By DaveW68

Get the full service history on the truck. If the...

Get the full service history on the truck. If the 60k service has already been completed (which includes spark plugs), that is a good bonus. If you buy a well maintained and loved truck, you should...
06-19-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By DaveW68

24k miles is absolutely outstanding out of the...

24k miles is absolutely outstanding out of the DSW's. I don't expect to get more than half of that out of my Conti CrossContact UHP's. Since these trucks absolutely destroy tires quickly, I'm going...
06-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By DaveW68

If your grille has the solid, flat Mercedes star,...

If your grille has the solid, flat Mercedes star, then you have Distronic+.
...
06-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,937
Posted By DaveW68

Those are hideous! Unless you're purposely trying...

Those are hideous! Unless you're purposely trying to make your ride look like an old Chrysler.
06-10-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By DaveW68

Being in a warm climate is a huge plus for that...

Being in a warm climate is a huge plus for that motor. And those long interstate drives are also helping.
06-09-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,890
Posted By DaveW68

There is no magic bullet when it comes to tire...

There is no magic bullet when it comes to tire wear on these heavy beasts. For the 295/40R21 tires, they'll all get chewed up and spit out at a nearly equal rate. I've heard that the Conti DSW's ride...
06-08-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,800
Posted By DaveW68

It sounds like the guy who did the brakes last...

It sounds like the guy who did the brakes last time used Loctite red. You may need an impact wrench to get that off if that's the case.
06-08-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By DaveW68

Who offers that and what is the best deal?

Who offers that and what is the best deal?
06-08-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 38,205
Posted By DaveW68

Over 10k miles on my tune so far and no issues...

Over 10k miles on my tune so far and no issues other then the first tune they put on it wouldn't allow it to pass emissions since it said that 3 systems weren't ready. I sent the ECU back to them and...
06-08-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By DaveW68

When I had my S600, the motor mounts were shot at...

When I had my S600, the motor mounts were shot at around 30k miles....although they were around 9 years old at the time. They are liquid filled and electronically controlled, so you shouldn't be...
06-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By DaveW68

You should only use OEM spark plugs. Most modern...

You should only use OEM spark plugs. Most modern cars don't run as well or efficiently by going with after-market plugs.
06-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,800
Posted By DaveW68

You may be able to get away with putting cheap,...

You may be able to get away with putting cheap, Chinese made rotors and pads on the rear since they only do about 20% of the braking, but don't put that garbage on the fronts on these heavy trucks....
06-08-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By DaveW68

Why is this funny? It is 100% true. Flip on your...

Why is this funny? It is 100% true. Flip on your turn signal when passing or changing lanes and the brakes will not intervene. Or you can just turn off lane-keep assist in your settings and never...
06-04-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By DaveW68

They say that fitment will go down to a 2013...

They say that fitment will go down to a 2013 model. You may want to reach out to the seller with your questions....and see if they also offer the inner tail gate brake lights as plug and play...
06-04-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By DaveW68

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Left-Outer-Tail-Light-Ass...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Left-Outer-Tail-Light-Assembly-H431CR-for-GLS450-GL350-GL450-GL550-GL63-AMG/202656840564?fits=Model%3AGLS550%7CMake%3AMercedes-Benz&hash=item2f2f49fb74:g:kTkAAOSwVblcuJPJ
...
06-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By DaveW68

There are after-market plug and play units...

There are after-market plug and play units available on eBay for the outer corners. I believe that the inner tailgate lights will work with OEM take-offs from a 2017+ model.
06-03-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

LOL!!!! It's not possible to get that...

LOL!!!!



It's not possible to get that truck CPO. It's too old with too many miles to be certified. You would have to purchase an after-market warranty if you want coverage on that truck. But...
05-29-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By DaveW68

OE Tuning and Eurocharged seem to be the...

OE Tuning and Eurocharged seem to be the favorites around here. Although you can usually get a lower price with OE. They both now offer a handheld tuner that you can do through your OBD2 port. That...
05-29-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By DaveW68

The biggest concern at that mileage seems to be...

The biggest concern at that mileage seems to be Airmatic failures....although that is no guarantee to happen. Overall, the x166 gas GL is fairly reliable. The diesel is a good option if you live in a...
05-29-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By DaveW68

All good parts there. What did everything cost...

All good parts there. What did everything cost you, including shipping?
05-28-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By DaveW68

Yep, my original OEM front brakes lasted 50k...

Yep, my original OEM front brakes lasted 50k miles too (according to the service records I have), which I think is extremely impressive given the weight of these trucks. OEM pads and rotors in my '07...
05-28-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By DaveW68

I believe my map was updated around 2016 to the...

I believe my map was updated around 2016 to the current maps at that time. On the expressways, it does show me the upcoming exits and mileage until exit. Not sure about other roads as I never really...
05-28-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By DaveW68

Don't tell N_Jay what you paid for those pads....

Don't tell N_Jay what you paid for those pads. He'll tell you that you got totally ripped off as he said that he does a full brake job on the front for $150 including rotors, pads, and shop supplies....
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Since I've offered you help & advice and you keep...

Since I've offered you help & advice and you keep criticizing and throwing insults at me, I'm just going to unsubscribe from this thread and any other ones that come up in the future where you carry...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

For a 5800 lb luxury SUV, 50k miles out of the...

For a 5800 lb luxury SUV, 50k miles out of the original pads IS amazing.



I found this:
Centric Rotors and Drums
Centric Premium Brake Rotors are built to original equipment specifications,...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Jeez!! Every time I think the subject is over,...

Jeez!! Every time I think the subject is over, you come up with more stuff or have a misunderstanding of what you read.

I said the REAR brakes had the pads replaced at 26k miles. I also said the...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

I honestly don't give a sh*t about having the...

I honestly don't give a sh*t about having the last word. You can have it for all I care. I'm here just trying to answer your questions.

I just checked the service records on my truck. It turns...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Yes, $470 for OEM rotors, pads, brake hardware,...

Yes, $470 for OEM rotors, pads, brake hardware, and caliper slides....including tax and shipping. This is a brake job on a $110k X166 GL, not a 1990 Chevy Corsica. Benz dealers charge over $1100 for...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Do you even read my replies? Or perhaps it's a...

Do you even read my replies? Or perhaps it's a comprehension problem you have. I PURCHASE MY OEM PARTS ONLINE AT JUST A HAIR OVER DEALER COST. I PAID LESS THAN FCP, PELICAN, AND ANY OTHER ONLINE...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

In the early to late 80's, I used to do all of my...

In the early to late 80's, I used to do all of my own brake jobs and engine work. But I was young and had an interest in learning how things worked. Plus, brake jobs on a '72 Monte Carlo (my first...
05-22-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By DaveW68

You may want to ask your local mechanic if they...

You may want to ask your local mechanic if they have the torque specs. For lifting the car in the front, there is one spot that is exposed through the plastic shroud under the engine that is the...
05-22-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By DaveW68

Even if it is a near knock-off of the Renegade,...

Even if it is a near knock-off of the Renegade, that is an impressive looking home-made diffuser. Home-made add-ons or the ill fitting kits from China are very easy to spot. This one isn't.
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

I can show you lots of proof of brake failure of...

I can show you lots of proof of brake failure of Chinese rotors and pads. You can see all kinds of evidence of that with a simple Google search or by watching brake comparisons on YouTube. I'd be...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

I'm not a fan of anything with an Apple on it. My...

I'm not a fan of anything with an Apple on it. My phones are made in South Korea, not China. ;)

If you paid $120 for your aftermarket pads and rotors, then they were definitely manufactured in...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

So you're obviously not using OEM pads and...

So you're obviously not using OEM pads and rotors. I would never put cheap Chinese after-market rotors on my 5800 lb truck, but if it's been working out for you without any problems, then that's good.
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Just the slides were replaced, along with the...

Just the slides were replaced, along with the rest of the hardware. The calipers were fine. My front brakes were done my my local mechanic with OEM rotors, pads, and hardware. Total cost with parts...
05-21-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,214
Posted By DaveW68

You can also get the Toyo Celsius CUV all-weather...

You can also get the Toyo Celsius CUV all-weather tire in that size. In comparison tests, they actually out-performed the Nokians in all weather conditions and are cheaper. They also come with a...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

I'm currently at 52k miles. Purchased it 12-17...

I'm currently at 52k miles. Purchased it 12-17 with 40k. It has a full and extensive service history from new. The 1st owner never missed or was late on any scheduled service. If your brake wear...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

That's funny. I did buy this truck at MW in...

That's funny. I did buy this truck at MW in Hoffman, but always get my Benz cars serviced (usually warranty related repairs) in Barrington. I think the service advisers are much more knowledgeable...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

Because it has happened on both my old 2007 S600...

Because it has happened on both my old 2007 S600 and my 2013 GL550. I just had my front rotors and pads replaced earlier this year. The inside pads were worn down on both the left and right while the...
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By DaveW68

They have one sensor for each axle. It is likely...

They have one sensor for each axle. It is likely 1 of 3 things:

1. The mechanic put the old sensor back in after the brake swap.
2. The sensor was replaced, but is not seated properly or has a...
05-20-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Here's a good link regarding setting your vehicle...

Here's a good link regarding setting your vehicle at the optimal tire pressure, which should be based on your particular driving conditions as stated on the gas filler door. For the GL550 under...
05-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Apparently tire pressure is a very touchy...

Apparently tire pressure is a very touchy subject. ;)
05-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

It appears a moderator showed up and cut out the...

It appears a moderator showed up and cut out the fun stuff. :tyson:
05-16-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By DaveW68

You can get into a 2015 or 2016 with a lot less...

You can get into a 2015 or 2016 with a lot less miles for a lot less money. You definitely have to pay a premium for the facelift that doesn't get you any better performance. And then you'll watch...
05-15-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,424
Posted By DaveW68

Stop by the dealer and test drive a used 2015 or...

Stop by the dealer and test drive a used 2015 or 2016 GL450 and see if it has the same noise as you do under identical conditions. If not, then you know you have something that can be addressed by...
05-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By DaveW68

To get to the bezel and also remove the control...

To get to the bezel and also remove the control unit, you must remove the entire center console. The center console can come out in around 10 minutes, but getting the bezel off and HVAC unit out is a...
05-15-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By DaveW68

That is an older W204 C-class wagon, not a GL....

That is an older W204 C-class wagon, not a GL. But it is likely heavily modified.
05-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 105,073
Posted By DaveW68

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05-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By DaveW68

How much?

How much?
05-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By DaveW68

I believe they are standard on the GL550 and...

I believe they are standard on the GL550 and 63....optional on the 450 and 350.
05-08-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By DaveW68

That looks great for custom work. The only thing...

That looks great for custom work. The only thing I'd change would be to ditch the brake light. Did you add AMG exhaust tips?
05-07-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

OK Mr Know-it-all....I can read just fine. I just...

OK Mr Know-it-all....I can read just fine. I just don't subscribe to your "made to suit yourself" line of bullsh*t. I'll stick with the manufacturer recommended (not a minimum) PSI since I believe...
05-07-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Go ahead and run 50 PSI. Or perhaps 80 to get an...

Go ahead and run 50 PSI. Or perhaps 80 to get an extra firm ride. I really don't care. It's your money and your safety.
05-06-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Call MB in Germany and ask to speak with the GL...

Call MB in Germany and ask to speak with the GL engineers. Be sure to get a German to English translator and tell them how you know better than they do about PSI. It should be a fun and interesting...
05-06-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

No

No
05-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

I wonder why the 295/40R21 specify "Extra Load"...

I wonder why the 295/40R21 specify "Extra Load" when the other sizes don't? I always thought that all tires that went on these trucks were supposed to be XL's based on the weight of the truck....
05-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By DaveW68

https://www.mbsugarland.com/the-on-off-road-packag...

https://www.mbsugarland.com/the-on-off-road-package/
05-04-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,445
Posted By DaveW68

Either that was translated from another language...

Either that was translated from another language to English or that guy really sucks at writing.
05-03-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,445
Posted By DaveW68

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/744x481/asian_headlights_d0d128b48252dadf047bd8a0d625ca54bd2ceabd.jpg
05-03-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By DaveW68

What do you mean by better than OEM? Less dust?...

What do you mean by better than OEM? Less dust? Because OEM pads will have better bite than any after-market pad.

Funny thing is that I see all kinds of complaints about how dusty the OEM pads...
05-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,445
Posted By DaveW68

Not sure. I expect that I'll have this one...

Not sure. I expect that I'll have this one another 3 years until my warranty runs out. Not sure what the next vehicle will be yet.
05-01-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By DaveW68

Nice to have if you have kiddies in the back...

Nice to have if you have kiddies in the back during the winter who don't have their own devices. I think car and home DVD players have gone the way of the VCR.
05-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By DaveW68

DVD Player and rear heated seats are not standard...

DVD Player and rear heated seats are not standard on the GL550.
05-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,445
Posted By DaveW68

For $20k+ less, I'd take the Navigator over the...

For $20k+ less, I'd take the Navigator over the new Benz or Bimmer in a heartbeat.
04-30-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By DaveW68

I have the B&O also and can tell you definitely...

I have the B&O also and can tell you definitely that the system puts out more than enough bass on its own. The problem with not getting enough bass is the quality of the music signal coming in....
02-23-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaveW68

That trans was problematic for several years. I...

That trans was problematic for several years. I believe 2011 is when the M278 4.7 bi-turbo motor debuted in the GL. It is a great motor and highly tunable, but the earlier models did have issues with...
02-23-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaveW68

It's more than the Airmatic that is prone to...

It's more than the Airmatic that is prone to failure. Those early M278 motors had issues with oil seals and turbo seals. The 7 speed auto was also prone to problems which can be very costly. COMAND...
02-23-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaveW68

Nice ride! At that age and mileage, you should...

Nice ride! At that age and mileage, you should budget around $4-5k per year in repairs and maintenance, especially if it will be your DD.
02-20-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Like engineering professor lesions? I see your...

Like engineering professor lesions? I see your point.
02-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Have you ever seen pictures of meth heads who are...

Have you ever seen pictures of meth heads who are always picking at their face to get to the lesions on their brains?

Scary stuff.
02-20-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By DaveW68

Fully upright vs fully reclined. ...

Fully upright vs fully reclined.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1120x2000/back_seat_02e4091584e255dab2fe159a4ad5a625be4cf233.jpg
02-20-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaveW68

I bought my GL550 with 40k miles in Dec, 2017. I...

I bought my GL550 with 40k miles in Dec, 2017. I currently have almost 52k miles and the only things I have done is change the front pads & rotors and 1 oil change. This vehicle has been spot on...
02-20-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Lesions are usually pretty bad......and in many...

Lesions are usually pretty bad......and in many cases, deadly.
02-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By DaveW68

Those look fantastic. But look like a pain to...

Those look fantastic. But look like a pain to clean. Cleaning the barrels looks like it would be nearly impossible without removing the wheels.
02-19-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

I'm not familiar with that tire gauge. But my...

I'm not familiar with that tire gauge. But my good old fashioned manual gauge is always spot on or within 1 psi with the TPMS sensors. The most out of whack readings seem to come from the tire shops...
02-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Well, there are 2 points of view.....the MB...

Well, there are 2 points of view.....the MB engineers who developed and built these trucks......and yours. At least folks have a choice on whose advice they'd like to follow.

Interestingly, I had...
02-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Yes, the mechanics, especially non-Benz mechanics...

Yes, the mechanics, especially non-Benz mechanics get very confused by the labels. The best recommendations for your truck are on the gas cap door. If you read the door carefully, you'll see that the...
02-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

It's obvious that you think you've got all of the...

It's obvious that you think you've got all of the answers and think MB engineers made all kinds of compromises when coming up with recommended tire pressures for different driving conditions. Instead...
02-18-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Perhaps you should pose your questions to an MB...

Perhaps you should pose your questions to an MB engineer. They test these vehicles for hundreds of thousands of miles before they are ever allowed to be sold to the public. And they are the ones who...
02-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

Thank you for that Bill Nye the Science Guy. I'll...

Thank you for that Bill Nye the Science Guy. I'll be sticking to the mfr recommended tire pressure so I can get even tire wear and the longest life out of my tires. I trust the MB engineers over...
02-17-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

32 psi is not a "compromise". It is the...

32 psi is not a "compromise". It is the manufacturer recommended pressure at all 4 corners for normal loads and maintained speed under 100 mph. It will ensure the longest tire life and even wear of...
02-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

You are wrong on all accounts.

You are wrong on all accounts.
02-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,355
Posted By DaveW68

32 PSI at all corners is the factory recommend...

32 PSI at all corners is the factory recommend pressure for normal loads in order to give the best ride and even tire wear all around.
02-08-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,816
Posted By DaveW68

That is correct. Only the 2007 to 2009 models of...

That is correct. Only the 2007 to 2009 models of the W221 had the auxiliary battery in the trunk area. Those models also had a smaller starter battery under the hood. Your car has the full size AGM...
02-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,816
Posted By DaveW68

In the 2010+ models, the aux battery is a small...

In the 2010+ models, the aux battery is a small battery under the dash on the driver's side. Kind of a PITA to change out from what' I've heard....and no options to buy it at an auto parts store. I...
02-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By DaveW68

This is correct. It actually applies to all Benz...

This is correct. It actually applies to all Benz models that have a separate accessories battery. If it's still the original battery, then it's likely due for a replacement any way. You can probably...
02-07-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By DaveW68

It sounds like you and your wife are the ideal...

It sounds like you and your wife are the ideal candidates for the diesel. Lots of highway miles where the systems actually get a chance to work properly. It's doing several short mileage trips with...
02-06-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By DaveW68

Modern diesels are a known PITA due to US...

Modern diesels are a known PITA due to US emissions standards. Mechanics don't even want to touch them. I don't blame Benz for shuttering all diesels in the US.
02-06-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DaveW68

It's doubtful that any warranty would cover that...

It's doubtful that any warranty would cover that as it could be considered a wear item.
02-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DaveW68

Exclusionary coverage is the best if you can get...

Exclusionary coverage is the best if you can get it. If you're vehicle is still under the original warranty terms, then you can get coverage through MB. If not, then hunt around.

What year is your...
02-04-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DaveW68

I just checked into them. The pricing sounds...

I just checked into them. The pricing sounds really good. But once you look into the actual coverages, even under their premium policy, it goes south pretty quickly from there. They are really only...
02-01-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,553
Posted By DaveW68

If you want to avoid water spots, get a good DI...

If you want to avoid water spots, get a good DI rinse system. I bucked up for the best, a DI Rinse Pro100 for $550. The great thing about this is that you can rinse and wash your vehicle in direct...
01-31-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

Holy crap! That's an unbelievable price.

Holy crap! That's an unbelievable price.
01-31-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By DaveW68

^^ This

^^ This
01-31-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By DaveW68

These motors run pretty hot and it's not...

These motors run pretty hot and it's not unusually for some evaporation of coolant. I get the "low coolant" message about twice a year....then add about 2 cups of coolant mixed with distilled water...
01-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

Don't get those crummy Weathertech mats. They're...

Don't get those crummy Weathertech mats. They're bulky, the edges bend, and they are slippery as hell when they're wet.

Save yourself money and get these far superior mats. They are never slippery...
01-30-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

That's some funny stuff right there. I don't know...

That's some funny stuff right there. I don't know any car dealers looking to take a $10k bath on offering a free warranty on a 7 year old GL.
01-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By DaveW68

Get the OEM plugs that are specifically for your...

Get the OEM plugs that are specifically for your truck. Buying aftermarket for plugs rarely works out well. For wiper blades that clear beautifully, are silent, and last years instead of months, try...
01-29-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DaveW68

3rd party sold by the dealership that sold me the...

3rd party sold by the dealership that sold me the truck. It was outside of the original 4 years, so no Benz warranty was available for it. My coverage is through Warranty Solutions and is the "New 4...
01-28-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DaveW68

I purchased 4 yr/45k miles worth of coverage with...

I purchased 4 yr/45k miles worth of coverage with $100 deductible when I purchased my truck 12-17. I paid around $5500 for the coverage and it covers every major item on the beast, including the...
01-21-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By DaveW68

Mine still look bright white.

Mine still look bright white.
01-21-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By DaveW68

Since the engine is out, this might be a good...

Since the engine is out, this might be a good time to port and polish the heads, as well as replace the valve stems. Then it would be like a brand new engine after they get it back together and will...
01-21-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By DaveW68

Umm.....nope. You can get the identical battery...

Umm.....nope. You can get the identical battery as OEM at the lower priced retailers. If you got errors, then you probably got the wrong kind of battery or made a mistake when swapping it out. I...
01-21-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By DaveW68

Great review! I'm not much of a fan of Tesla due...

Great review! I'm not much of a fan of Tesla due to their spartan interiors and having to do everything off of that center screen.....which I find extremely distracting while driving. Going through a...
01-21-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By DaveW68

The initial batteries in my old S600 lasted 9...

The initial batteries in my old S600 lasted 9 years before they needed replacement. There really isn't a point of doing this preemptively unless you just like spending money. But when you do replace...
01-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

OE Tuning sells a tune for the V6 bi-turbo in...

OE Tuning sells a tune for the V6 bi-turbo in your truck that appears to get fantastic gains. 106 hp and 124 lb/ft or torque at the wheels. Gross hp & tq gains could easily be 20% higher after...
01-20-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By DaveW68

WTH is a dipped beam? Never heard of those before.

WTH is a dipped beam? Never heard of those before.
01-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

Also, the COMAND system, graphics, and controls...

Also, the COMAND system, graphics, and controls are ancient in the x164 model. Benz was using the exact same stuff back in 2003.
01-20-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveW68

Search cars.com for 2013-14 GL450's within 100...

Search cars.com for 2013-14 GL450's within 100 miles of where you live. It's a certainty that you'll find several with all of the options that you would want. You can likely pick up a loaded one with...
01-20-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By DaveW68

Anything that exceeds pure white (5500k) is light...

Anything that exceeds pure white (5500k) is light reducing. But that's just science. Calling "cool blue boost" an upgrade is really in the eye of the beholder. If you think it's an upgrade for your...
01-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By DaveW68

I think it's a down-grade. Going to anything over...

I think it's a down-grade. Going to anything over 5500k (pure white) looks poser-esque and actually gives off less light than the stock bulbs. IMO, 4500k is the best color as it is pleasing to the...
01-17-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By DaveW68

Those are OK tires. Just don't expect any more...

Those are OK tires. Just don't expect any more life out of those than you got with the Pirellis. Our trucks burn through tires quick, no matter what brand or performance level you choose.
01-15-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By DaveW68

They came with the stems and caps. $40 for all 4...

They came with the stems and caps. $40 for all 4 and no programming needed.
...
01-15-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By DaveW68

They might fit, but would likely require spacers...

They might fit, but would likely require spacers (depending on the offset) and longer lug bolts. Why would you go down to a 20" wheel from the stock 21's?
01-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By DaveW68

Sometimes it's good to be a man.

Sometimes it's good to be a man.
01-12-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By DaveW68

Does that Mityvac get all of the oil out like a...

Does that Mityvac get all of the oil out like a typical removal of the drain plug? My concern would be that some of that dirty oil and possibly metal shavings would be left in the bottom of the oil...
01-12-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By DaveW68

Cool Oil & filter change $71.46

Purchased two 5 qt jugs Mobil 1 0x40 full synthetic at O'Reilly Auto Parts, $61.14 including tax. They are currently offering $10 gift card for each jug, so net price $41.14. Ordered Koolman oil...
01-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By DaveW68

You won't find it in the "options" list as the IR...

You won't find it in the "options" list as the IR glass windshield is standard on "ALL" x166 class vehicles. You can easily confirm this by calling the parts department at your local MB dealer. Be...
01-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By DaveW68

The X166 platform encompasses the GL/GLS/ML/GLE...

The X166 platform encompasses the GL/GLS/ML/GLE 350/450/550/63 models from 2013 to present. The ML/GLE is basically a stretched GL/GLS. This forum is specific to the GL models, but most questions...
01-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By DaveW68

.....which would then void the rest of his...

.....which would then void the rest of his warranty. Not a good idea.
01-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By DaveW68

I have a 2013 and my owner's manual shows the...

I have a 2013 and my owner's manual shows the same thing as yours. Your new windshield likely has the coating since it's OEM....but now it's clear unlike older Benz models that have it. I believe it...
01-10-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By DaveW68

I guarantee that his warranty will not pay for...

I guarantee that his warranty will not pay for aftermarket turbos.
01-10-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By DaveW68

When I had my S600, the IR coating was obvious...

When I had my S600, the IR coating was obvious under certain ambient lighting as there was a greenish blue hue to it and you could see the 3 spots (windows) that did not have the coating at certain...
01-02-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By DaveW68

My guess would be one of the pulleys has a worn...

My guess would be one of the pulleys has a worn bearing..
12-31-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveW68

Yes....get the non heated/cooled version. I'll...

Yes....get the non heated/cooled version. I'll sell you mine if you're interested.
12-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveW68

Here's one ...

Here's one

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ML-GLE-Heated-And-Cooled-Console-Cup-Holder-Assembly-With-Black-Wood-166-680-62/323620396085?hash=item4b59475c35:g:9oIAAOSwQZdcIYSI:rk:30:pf:0
12-31-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveW68

It's impossible to do that and still have it...

It's impossible to do that and still have it work. If you ever take out your center console and turn it upside down, you'll see what I mean.

Have you ever thought about swapping out your old style...
12-28-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By DaveW68

Try streaming with a different device to your car.

Try streaming with a different device to your car.
12-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By DaveW68

If they installed their standard 93 octane tune...

If they installed their standard 93 octane tune for your truck, be aware that if you have emissions testing in your state, then it's possible that it may not pass. Mine wouldn't pass since it had 2...
12-27-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By DaveW68

It's hard to hide swirls with dark colors. It...

It's hard to hide swirls with dark colors. It takes a full paint correction by a professional detailer to make it look near perfect. I had that done this summer, along with a professional level...
12-16-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By DaveW68

Have you checked all of your fuses?

Have you checked all of your fuses?
12-15-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By DaveW68

Why change them at all? 3000k LED's are so much...

Why change them at all? 3000k LED's are so much easier on the eyes and give off a broader array of light. Your cabin will actually look dimmer with 6000k LED's.
12-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By DaveW68

This is so true as we get older.

This is so true as we get older.
12-14-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,046
Posted By DaveW68

Wayne Carini or Colonel Sanders?

Wayne Carini or Colonel Sanders?
12-14-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By DaveW68

I assume you don't have auto-fold mirrors or you...

I assume you don't have auto-fold mirrors or you turn that feature off when you're washing your truck? I always put my key in the house when I'm washing the truck.
12-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By DaveW68

Take a long ride in a GL350 or 450. Then get back...

Take a long ride in a GL350 or 450. Then get back in your 63 and I guarantee you that everything will feel "tight" again.
12-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

Don't count on getting any kind of refund based...

Don't count on getting any kind of refund based on your mileage warranty. Read this:

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/tires/why-tread-life-warranties-are-next-to-useless

At 4/32, it's time...
12-12-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By DaveW68

Read this entire article before deciding what to...

Read this entire article before deciding what to do:

http://www.stephensservice.com/bluetec-diesel-issuesproblems/
12-12-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

With these very heavy trucks that eat tires, you...

With these very heavy trucks that eat tires, you should never expect usable wear to exceed 40-50% of the tread warranty. You won't get any longer wear out of the Primacy tires than you got out of the...
12-08-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By DaveW68

What is this thing and what does it do?

What is this thing and what does it do?
12-08-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By DaveW68

The pins on the front pads are seized? Because...

The pins on the front pads are seized? Because the rear entails a parking brake release.
12-03-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By DaveW68

I just confirmed that a 17 mm hex socket works...

I just confirmed that a 17 mm hex socket works with the standard lug bolts.
12-03-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By DaveW68

There isn't one. Look in the back at your lug...

There isn't one. Look in the back at your lug wrench. A regular socket goes over them. It's either a 17 or 19 mm socket....can't remember off the top of my head.
12-02-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By DaveW68

The dealer likely changed out 3 tires prior to...

The dealer likely changed out 3 tires prior to you buying it. The other tire that is now bald was probably within specs at the time you bought it (5-6/32nds) and with 9k more miles is worn out. So...
12-02-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

See posts 8 & 9 in this thread to see what I went...

See posts 8 & 9 in this thread to see what I went with. $1650 for new wheels, tires, sensors, mount & balance. These tires have been great so far in the snow (we've had over 12 inches over the last...
12-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By DaveW68

Low mileage does not rule out trouble on these...

Low mileage does not rule out trouble on these cars. Age seems to be at least as big of a contributing factor as miles. I purchased my '07 S600 with just 24k miles in Nov, 2014. I sold it last...
12-01-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By DaveW68

I've never been much of a fan of brown interiors,...

I've never been much of a fan of brown interiors, but I have to say that this particular Designo color combo looks great! I thought that my black Designo looked the best until I saw this.
12-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By DaveW68

My side rails look like brushed aluminum. So if I...

My side rails look like brushed aluminum. So if I ever decided that I needed to haul stuff on top of my truck, I'd likely go with what matches the side rails.
12-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

The Toyos are available in the proper size for...

The Toyos are available in the proper size for 19" wheels on our trucks (275/55R19). The Alpin 5's do not come in a proper size or load rating for our trucks (109+). The Toyos have a 60k mileage...
11-30-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

I put the new wheels/tires on 2 weeks ago. We've...

I put the new wheels/tires on 2 weeks ago. We've had a lot of snow since last weekend and the difference is night and day. Running Toyo Celcius CUV "all weather, not all season" size 275/55R19. I no...
11-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By DaveW68

Are you talking about your luggage rack?

Are you talking about your luggage rack?
11-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By DaveW68

It's probably up to the dealership that you...

It's probably up to the dealership that you purchased the service package from. It might behoove you to contact the service department and ask them.



I didn't say that. I said that the dealer...
11-29-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By DaveW68

They are OEM parts, so definitely more expensive...

They are OEM parts, so definitely more expensive than the parts you purchased. I'd be interested in hearing about your rotors and pads and if you can go longer between brake changes with them. The...
11-29-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By DaveW68

The 50k is one of the cheaper services. 40k & 60k...

The 50k is one of the cheaper services. 40k & 60k services are more in depth, with the 60k being quite expensive with a spark plug change due. It's possible that the dealer did the trans fluid and...
11-29-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By DaveW68

Question Fair cost for front brake job?

I purchased new OEM rotors, pads, sensor, and slide pins online for total cost of $465 shipped. Install cost by my indy including tax and brake fluid was $188. So all in cost on front axle as $653....
11-28-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By DaveW68

Here you go.

Here you go.
11-26-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

It would have been helpful to know that you...

It would have been helpful to know that you weren't referring to a GL from the get go. You can still look up costs of each part on the website that I provided earlier as they will likely be...
11-24-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

Please post all of the parts numbers that they...

Please post all of the parts numbers that they are talking about. I'm interested in seeing what a pivot pin is and why it's $49 each. The OEM pads are good as they have a lot of bite. The biggest...
11-23-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

Your rotors will at least need to be cut (if they...

Your rotors will at least need to be cut (if they are still within spec), but new rotors are recommended with the pads. A pad slap is a bad idea as your rotors no longer have a completely flat...
11-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

Egads! They're sticking it to you for sure.

Egads! They're sticking it to you for sure.
11-22-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

Sounds more like a lube job.

Sounds more like a lube job.
11-22-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By DaveW68

I think it takes a complete nerd to seek advice...

I think it takes a complete nerd to seek advice about tire chains in their car's owners manual.
11-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveW68

That may include the cost of cutting the rotors,...

That may include the cost of cutting the rotors, which I believe can be done to the solid rear discs if they are still within spec. It probably also includes hardware, new slide pins, caliper bolts,...
11-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By DaveW68

I thought people stopped using tire chains in the...

I thought people stopped using tire chains in the US like 40 years ago.

A decent set of dedicated snow tires will do just fine. Better yet, if you don't want to swap out your wheels every winter,...
11-16-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

I just got them mount, balanced, and installed....

I just got them mount, balanced, and installed. Installation was only $86. The sensors i bought do not need any kind of programming and work great. Looking forward to seeing how this thing handles in...
11-16-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By DaveW68

None of the above. Go with Toyo Celsius CUV,...

None of the above. Go with Toyo Celsius CUV, especially if you drive your truck in the winter. They make that size for your truck and are "all weather" tires, meaning they do great in snow, ice, and...
11-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By DaveW68

If there is a distinct lip on the edge of the...

If there is a distinct lip on the edge of the rotor, then they will need to be replaced along with the pads. Benz, along with BMW use softer metal on their rotors (which are also thinner than most)...
11-16-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

When I had the Scorpions on my SRT8, they were...

When I had the Scorpions on my SRT8, they were good for about 3 winters before needing replacement. In three winters, I'd put a total of about 10k miles on them. Perhaps I could have gotten a 4th...
11-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

You should definitely NOT be using those tires...

You should definitely NOT be using those tires year round. The tread will wear out very quickly during the summer months (even in dreary Portland) and traction in the rain is not great with them. I...
11-14-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveW68

PM sent.

PM sent.
11-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveW68

Yes, the 2017+ GLS is just a face-lifted GL. Benz...

Yes, the 2017+ GLS is just a face-lifted GL. Benz always does 1 face-lift during each model cycle. At least it's always been this way going back to the 90's. The face-lift of the GLS is fairly...
11-14-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveW68

Technically, the X164 is only 1 generation...

Technically, the X164 is only 1 generation behind. The current models are still the X166. I believe the next gen GLS comes out sometime next year.
11-14-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveW68

I did. Their list of exclusions seemed pretty...

I did. Their list of exclusions seemed pretty long and would have left out many important systems that GL's are known to have issues with like the air suspension, COMAND, and some other items. From...
11-14-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveW68

An after-market warranty is going to be very...

An after-market warranty is going to be very expensive on a GL. I've got a 2013 GL550 that I purchased last December with 40k miles. I did extensive research, including my local Credit Union that...
11-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DaveW68

I've got a GL550 with the standard 295/40R21...

I've got a GL550 with the standard 295/40R21 tires, but I just ordered some 19" wheels and 275/55R19 tires for winter duty. If you have the standard wheels on your 450, then you have that size. After...
11-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By DaveW68

Gas, coolant, or wiper fluid. Likely gas.

Gas, coolant, or wiper fluid. Likely gas.
11-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By DaveW68

The dealer claims this is the way it worked...

The dealer claims this is the way it worked previously. But the newer models (2013+ on the GL's) require programming. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
11-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By DaveW68

Question Question about new TPMS sensors

I just ordered some new 19" AMG clone wheels and all weather tires for winter use on my GL550. I also ordered some new Schrader brand TPMS sensors for the new wheels ($40 for set of 4). I called the...
11-05-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

I remember when many of the auto rags opined that...

I remember when many of the auto rags opined that MB was very late to the full sized SUV party when they introduced the GL for the 2007 model year. It should be interesting what they have to say...
11-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

The stock Conti Cross Contact UHP tires are like...

The stock Conti Cross Contact UHP tires are like driving on hockey pucks in the winter. It is nearly impossible to accelerate or stop in any amount of snow or ice. I'm sure there are better...
11-05-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

Nobody has run 19" wheels on their GL550 for...

Nobody has run 19" wheels on their GL550 for winter driving?
11-04-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,045
Posted By DaveW68

How many miles on your car? You may still be able...

How many miles on your car? You may still be able to purchase MB coverage through a Benz dealer if the car is still under warranty.
11-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By DaveW68

If I were currently in the market for a new full...

If I were currently in the market for a new full size luxury ute, the Navigator would be at the top of the list. IMO, it is several levels better than the GLS, X7, Escalade, and others....and offers...
11-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By DaveW68

It's an absolute certainty that the dash and...

It's an absolute certainty that the dash and interior bits in the upcoming 2020 GLS will be identical to the 2019 GLE. They have shared identical interiors since the GL was introduced for the 2007...
11-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By DaveW68

Question 19" wheels OK on GL550 for winter??

Since the stock Conti's on the stock 21's are like driving on a skating rink in the winter, I'm going to be picking up some new wheels and tires for winter. I'm considering going with 19x8.5" wheels...
08-27-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By DaveW68

I have the CrossContacts and they are slippery as...

I have the CrossContacts and they are slippery as sh*t and quite noisy. Even on hot, dry roads they spin regularly. They are bad in the rain and horrendous with any snow. My old RWD S600 with snow...
08-27-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By DaveW68

2013 to 2016 GL550's are all the same. But in...

2013 to 2016 GL550's are all the same. But in 2013, heated/cooled cupholders were not an available. Option packages were the same every year. Then they were face-lifted in 2017 and re-badged as a...
08-19-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By DaveW68

I highly doubt that the truck is wired to be able...

I highly doubt that the truck is wired to be able to use fog lights on both left and right. And why would you want to do that anyway? The fog light is essentially your brake light turned on at all...
08-18-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By DaveW68

I've had one as a loaner before. The interior is...

I've had one as a loaner before. The interior is nice and modern, but the 4 cyl turbo in the E300 felt pretty anemic. It kinda sucks that they only way to get a V8 motor in those any more is to step...
08-18-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By DaveW68

Thank you for this. My brake light indicator just...

Thank you for this. My brake light indicator just came on Thurs and I was thinking I going to have to rush to my mechanic to swap out the pads and rotors. This makes me feel a lot better.
08-17-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By DaveW68

I've been hearing that the screen resolution on...

I've been hearing that the screen resolution on those units isn't all that great and that it's worse than the stock unit. It probably has something to do with the use of cheap RCA video inputs. I...
08-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 31,350
Posted By DaveW68

You're a little late to the party. I thinks it's...

You're a little late to the party. I thinks it's been almost 2 years since Mercedesbenzs55 sold his heap and fridge to some poor unsuspecting sap. But I'm pretty sure he kept the mallet.

Since...
08-01-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By DaveW68

Talking I'm going to be a grammar Nazi here and tell you...

I'm going to be a grammar Nazi here and tell you that it is "brake" pads, not "break" pads. Although you might actually "break" something if you undertake this job by yourself without experience, at...
07-26-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By DaveW68

If you want to feel a lot better about the...

If you want to feel a lot better about the current resolution you have with your backup camera, you should try taking a look at the camera resolution in a W221 S-class....or any other Benz from that...
07-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,377
Posted By DaveW68

They are the same on all M278 engines, going back...

They are the same on all M278 engines, going back to 2011. In fact, MB has been using these cloth intake tubes on almost all of their V8 cars going back to at least 2006. For a company with a...
07-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By DaveW68

I didn't really care for the stuck on iPad look...

I didn't really care for the stuck on iPad look that has become the norm at the beginning either. But I definitely see how effective they are by being able to use a larger screen that doesn't require...
07-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By DaveW68

It's been a week. Can we get that write up and...

It's been a week. Can we get that write up and some video of it in action?
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