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06-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,040
Posted By Rocketman

I picked up my 450 GLE on Sat and used the quoted...

I picked up my 450 GLE on Sat and used the quoted price by Tafel Motors and my dealer in Delaware was able to match it. I was pleasantly surprised. I opted for the 7yr/100K because I do a lot of...
06-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

Well it was ordered on December 15 and it arrived...

Well it was ordered on December 15 and it arrived on Thursday and I picked it up today. Fully loaded including I-ABC - so far it is a joy! ...
06-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

Placed my order on 12/15/18.

Placed my order on 12/15/18.
06-11-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

My car equipped with E-ABC is done, I have a VIN...

My car equipped with E-ABC is done, I have a VIN and it is scheduled to be here next week. I will post when it is delivered.
06-05-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

RLS = Released to carrier.

RLS = Released to carrier.
04-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

Well my turn to vent/share my frustrating...

Well my turn to vent/share my frustrating experience with MBUSA. First week in December 2018 I visited my local dealer who I have dealt with several times before and discussed the new GLE, returned...
04-04-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 130,944
Posted By Rocketman

Delay until December for a 2020 GLE????? ...

Delay until December for a 2020 GLE????? Seriously?
04-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

Been there, done that. He said he had no way to...

Been there, done that. He said he had no way to find out the information. So I am just waiting - fortunately I do not have to do anything with my existing cars. Again - some dealers/staff are just...
04-02-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

And the A Class launch was just as bad - cars...

And the A Class launch was just as bad - cars were to be here in December and only now are a few starting to show up. I am a long time MB owner and am so disappointed in what is happening now. I...
03-21-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

JoeMa - hope you will continue to enjoy your new...

JoeMa - hope you will continue to enjoy your new ride. I looked at the X7 and was dismayed to find it only comes with run flats - I hate run flats! I have them on my current S550 and am not...
02-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

It was part of DAO MBUX pkg. My build date is...

It was part of DAO MBUX pkg. My build date is unknown at this point. Soon I hope.
02-23-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

Just received a call from my salesperson - the...

Just received a call from my salesperson - the MBUX interior assistant (option code 77B) is not currently available so it has been deleted from my build at a credit of $300. Not a deal breaker for...
02-23-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rocketman

Try the dealer - - I was missing two of them and...

Try the dealer - - I was missing two of them and the guy at the service desk ordered them for me - free of charge by the way.
02-21-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

Afternoon I just returned from my local dealer...

Afternoon I just returned from my local dealer in Delaware where I drove a GLE 350. It was not highly optioned but did have the AMG line exterior treatment which is especially good looking. My...
02-11-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1440x2000/mb_1_d7650b18b281d1b2b572216d7f084c229a89326e.jpeg...
01-11-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

There is a revised DOG out there - I saw it at my...

There is a revised DOG out there - I saw it at my dealer yesterday - no real change except the interior I wanted is listed as available. I want 958A - Black/Magmagrey Nappa leather - and before...
01-08-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

I think it may depend on the individual dealer's...

I think it may depend on the individual dealer's allocation - my dealer has 6 slots in the first decade of production and my order is number 4. But we will see. Good luck to both of us.
01-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

Just had a call from my dealer to let me know the...

Just had a call from my dealer to let me know the Option 958A (interior Black/Magmagrey Exclusive Nappa Leather) is now showing up on the option sheet - had been shown as "Delayed Ordering". This...
01-02-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

It's the microphone so you talk on your phone.

It's the microphone so you talk on your phone.
12-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 581,740
Posted By Rocketman

I too visited the Mercedes Benz Pop Up showroom...

I too visited the Mercedes Benz Pop Up showroom yesterday in King of Prussia mall (thanks JoeMa for the heads-up!) and got my $1000 "gift". Played with the MUBX system on the new A Class and was very...
12-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 93,675
Posted By Rocketman

Delete

Delete
08-06-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By Rocketman

Which Michelins did you have before?

Which Michelins did you have before?
03-11-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,840
Posted By Rocketman

When I purchased my new 2015 I had included the...

When I purchased my new 2015 I had included the pre-paid maintenance program. The wiper blade replacement is included in that - every service interval. I marked my wiper blades before I took the...
03-07-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Rocketman

Yep it is just crappy! Stuck with only 3G speed...

Yep it is just crappy! Stuck with only 3G speed and limited connectivity. I have head that 2018 models have 4 G speed but not sure how much better it is. This was not the case in Europe I understand...
02-24-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,518
Posted By Rocketman

I don't think MBrace will do it anyway. Not for...

I don't think MBrace will do it anyway. Not for a 2015 anyway.
12-04-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Rocketman

So far everything works the same, but I do not...

So far everything works the same, but I do not usually see the 3d imiages in the area where I live.
11-30-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,859
Posted By Rocketman

Are those center lock wheels? Did not know the E...

Are those center lock wheels? Did not know the E Class came with those. Did you choose them or did you have a choice?
11-27-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,351
Posted By Rocketman

Wow - is that cold? I thought the max rated for...

Wow - is that cold? I thought the max rated for that tire was 45 psi. The pressure shown on the tire sidewall is the max pressure - not the factory recommended. My S 550 recommended is 34 cold.
11-18-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Rocketman

Latest Map Update

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1080x608-1/map_data_5a1d52f388b0aaa1cd8af73ea5c8936eb72ed93e.jpg
Had my 3 year service done yesterday and they did the latest map update - N....
06-07-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Rocketman

Certainly under $100K. Great deal would be $97K ...

Certainly under $100K. Great deal would be $97K my 2 cents.
05-11-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Rocketman

Ash tray.

Ash tray.
04-28-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,341
Posted By Rocketman

I gave up after a year! Useless internet and...

I gave up after a year! Useless internet and then MB dropped several things like street view for Google maps etc.. I'm unhappy with MB and I've a number of them over the years. When it is time to...
03-28-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Rocketman

Had them on my 05 Porsche turbo S. They squeak...

Had them on my 05 Porsche turbo S. They squeak and squeal a lot when cold. They are supposed to last 150K miles but pads are expensive and so are the rotors. Not worth the $$$ for pure street use...
03-15-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rocketman

Visit your dealer - covered under warranty?

Visit your dealer - covered under warranty?
01-11-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,061
Posted By Rocketman

Yes - speak with the Parts manager - the service...

Yes - speak with the Parts manager - the service rep was not aware of the update - I suggested he ask the Parts Mgr and then it was fine.
01-05-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,061
Posted By Rocketman

Just had my maps updated to 5.1 - I have the...

Just had my maps updated to 5.1 - I have the Bimmerguru mod and it still works fine after the update.
12-27-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,859
Posted By Rocketman

It is included with the Warmth and Comfort Pkg -...

It is included with the Warmth and Comfort Pkg - 445. My car has it and it is exactly as pictured in the first picture.
12-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rocketman

Not slippery at all. My grandkids sit in the...

Not slippery at all. My grandkids sit in the back and they carry in a lot of "stuff".
12-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rocketman

I ordered these for my 2015 S550 and received...

I ordered these for my 2015 S550 and received them in about a week. Quality seems very good and I like the quilted pattern. With winter here I wanted something better then the standard MB mats due...
12-03-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By Rocketman

Look in the glove box and the center console.

Look in the glove box and the center console.
11-21-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By Rocketman

Hi - ordered the binnerguru solution for the...

Hi - ordered the binnerguru solution for the video and it worked great, easy to do and nice service from the company. I have no affiliation with the company - just a satisfied customer.
10-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rocketman

My guess - it is not available with 4Matic and...

My guess - it is not available with 4Matic and many people want the option of all wheel drive.
08-04-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,682
Posted By Rocketman

I am getting about 24 on the highway and 17...

I am getting about 24 on the highway and 17 around town. In really slow traffic I might drop down to 12. I suggest you contact your dealer.
07-19-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 73,315
Posted By Rocketman

Just checked the Tesla site and it does say it...

Just checked the Tesla site and it does say it has a USB port - my apologies for believing the Tesla rep. Guess car salesmen are all the same - they rarely really know their product. :) I'll still...
07-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 73,315
Posted By Rocketman

The Tesla rep said no USB ports so I guess he did...

The Tesla rep said no USB ports so I guess he did not know his product or you are incorrect.
07-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 73,315
Posted By Rocketman

I went to a Tesla event near my home in Delaware...

I went to a Tesla event near my home in Delaware this afternoon. Here are some thoughts and new (at least to me) facts:
The car does not come with a spare tire - not even run flats. They do...
07-13-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,936
Posted By Rocketman

My 2015 does not have storage compartments on...

My 2015 does not have storage compartments on either front seat. I wonder why?
06-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rocketman

In Feb when I bought mine the local dealer...

In Feb when I bought mine the local dealer swapped with a dealer in WV (I'm in DE) and I still got the same deal. I would be surprised if it changed your deal.
04-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,337
Posted By Rocketman

Have you tried to position it next to the rear...

Have you tried to position it next to the rear view mirror just to the right of the camera ? That is where my transponder is and seems to work fine.
04-13-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rocketman

The photo posted online do not show the special...

The photo posted online do not show the special 3D tweeter in the door by the window. Just shows the standard black one . The data card says "high end sound system" not 3D.
04-13-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rocketman

The dealer overstates the options - as an example...

The dealer overstates the options - as an example the car does not have the 3D sound system - just the standard one. It's a good deal but but I always worry about dealers that overstate the options.
03-21-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By Rocketman

To be clear my deal included a $3500 discount...

To be clear my deal included a $3500 discount because I'm a member of USAA.
03-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By Rocketman

Bought a S550 4matic with a list of $115000 for...

Bought a S550 4matic with a list of $115000 for $103500 a few weeks ago. Work hard and you can get a good deal.
03-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,613
Posted By Rocketman

The MB system is designed to follow a vehicle in...

The MB system is designed to follow a vehicle in front of it not the road! i think the Genesis system is designed the same way. That's why it works in their commercial but not when on an open road...
03-09-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Rocketman

COMAND Manual on Back Order

Just picked up my new 2015 S550 4Matic last week and there was no COMAND manual with all the standard books etc. When I asked about it I was told they were on back order from the factory!?!?!?! ...
03-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,148
Posted By Rocketman

It is my understanding that the Steering Assist...

It is my understanding that the Steering Assist will only follow the car or truck that is ahead of your car - it is not designed to follow lanes on the road. Some are under the mistaken idea that it...
10-25-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,028
Posted By Rocketman

Check out Tire Rack - I used them to get wheels...

Check out Tire Rack - I used them to get wheels and tires for my E55 several years ago - they mounted Blizarks on an nice looking but not expensive rim and they worked wonderfully for winter use. ...
08-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,105
Posted By Rocketman

The Eurocharged web site says it costs $1549.79. ...

The Eurocharged web site says it costs $1549.79. Do you know of a sale price or some special deal?
08-23-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,105
Posted By Rocketman

Sooooo - does this work in the E class also with...

Sooooo - does this work in the E class also with the V8 turbo? If so what are the numbers for that application?
08-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By Rocketman

I have had mine for three months and noticed the...

I have had mine for three months and noticed the same issue - just like my old 996 turbo, except it was the rear fenders that were too hot to touch. Just the turbo/intercoolers cooking off the heat....
07-05-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Rocketman

My experience with the ETA is very good - it...

My experience with the ETA is very good - it correlates closely to the arrival time and does adjust as the trip unfolds. As an example today I made a trip of 581 miles and the arrival time was...
07-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By Rocketman

Not exactly the same - my E550 cab - list was...

Not exactly the same - my E550 cab - list was $80,990 (included shipping and dealer processing fee) - I paid $73,565. Discount and conquest cash deal.
06-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By Rocketman

The answer is nope! With the top down you will...

The answer is nope! With the top down you will have enough room for the 2 smaller in the trunk and big one will have to go in the back seat. Really. However if you keep the roof up all of the bags...
06-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,066
Posted By Rocketman

What features were enabled?

What features were enabled?
06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,066
Posted By Rocketman

Why were you having the ECU updated? As I have...

Why were you having the ECU updated? As I have an E550 I wonder if I need an update. What dealer also - I use MB of Alexandria.
06-02-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,066
Posted By Rocketman

These new engines of MB have direct injection -...

These new engines of MB have direct injection - does this change things???
06-01-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,066
Posted By Rocketman

I agree with your points - but some performance...

I agree with your points - but some performance advantage does come with the 93 RON vs the 91 RON. When companies like Renntech "adjust" the ECU (i.e. tune the car) they manage to extract about 10%...
06-01-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,066
Posted By Rocketman

Not sure if this is related but the gas filler...

Not sure if this is related but the gas filler says 91 RON is required, but if you can use 93 (as I can here in VA) the computer will (?) adjust the advance and other parameters to better utilize...
05-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rocketman

Brake Dust

I have about 1800 miles on my 2012 E550 and am very surprised at the minimal amount of brake dust showing up on the wheels, especially the front wheels. With other cars, my Porsche for instance, I...
05-28-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,947
Posted By Rocketman

I routinely get 30-32 on highway trips at 70-75...

I routinely get 30-32 on highway trips at 70-75 mph! And the car only has about 1800 miles on it - I expect that to improve when the car is fully broken in. I am more then satisfied with these...
05-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,521
Posted By Rocketman

Rear offset on the E550 is 49 and front is 45.

Rear offset on the E550 is 49 and front is 45.
05-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rocketman

ACWorld34 - I have bought and sold cars at...

ACWorld34 - I have bought and sold cars at Barrett-Jackson over the past several years and have become dissatisfied with there approach to the hobby - they are too much about the glitz/lifestyle...
05-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rocketman

Gas Mileage on my New E550 Cab

I just returned from my round trip to the Mecum auto auction in Indianapolis from my home in Herndon VA and wanted to share the gas mileage. Total trip was 1247 miles (mostly highway at 65-75 mph)...
05-21-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

Duane - you are correct on all counts. I ordered...

Duane - you are correct on all counts. I ordered mine at the end of January and it added 7 weeks to the delivery. Not sure precisely what the "window" is but the dealer should know the start and...
05-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

Try this url - ...

Try this url -
http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/benz/design/designo#/modType-E_CAB
05-15-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

MSRP cost was $4750 total including a $250...

MSRP cost was $4750 total including a $250 special order fee. My sales guy had not ordered a designo package for a E but he did it with no problem. There is a link on the build your car page I...
05-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. By the...

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. By the way I used the Conquest cash offer plus a $500 coupon I got at the Washington DC auto show and paid $73299 against a total MSRP (including...
05-12-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

I selected black for the top - I have had other...

I selected black for the top - I have had other colors on convertibles before and they seem to get dirty/look shabby quickly.
05-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rocketman

My New E 550 Cab

Hello - here are some photo's of my new E 550 Cab. The interior is a bit unusual - I ordered the Designo option with red and black. Note the substitution of red leather in place of the usual wood...
05-10-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,484
Posted By Rocketman

'If so that's awesome. But why would MB underrate...

'If so that's awesome. But why would MB underrate the car by 60hp?" Insurance costs???
04-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By Rocketman

Looks like an issue with the rotor - those cracks...

Looks like an issue with the rotor - those cracks coming from the cross drilled holes are not supposed to be there! Strongly suggest you get the car to your dealer ASAP for an accurate analysis of...
03-04-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,461
Posted By Rocketman

I have had several cars that had no dipstick -...

I have had several cars that had no dipstick - currently my E 55 is one and having owned it for more then 5 years I do not miss the dipstick - I have never had to add oil between oil changes either. ...
02-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Rocketman

The Designo options are available on the 550 E...

The Designo options are available on the 550 E Cab - I ordered one a month ago with Designo leather interior - very cool looking red and black. The down side is the cost ($ 4500 MSRP) and the extra...
02-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,629
Posted By Rocketman

The 2012 E550 uses the new twin turbo engine -...

The 2012 E550 uses the new twin turbo engine - major difference from the 2011 model. More HP and much more torque.
02-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,004
Posted By Rocketman

While there is not much snow in FL there is a lot...

While there is not much snow in FL there is a lot of rain and the 4-Matic is wonderful in the rain. Don't reject it because of the 4-matic.
02-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,025
Posted By Rocketman

I understand that the 6 disk unit was dropped...

I understand that the 6 disk unit was dropped because the supplier in Japan was a victim of the tsunami of last year. :( MB MAY start including them later in the model year.
02-14-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,697
Posted By Rocketman

I do not believe the airmatic is available on...

I do not believe the airmatic is available on E550's - certainly not on the Cab version as I just ordered one and specifically inquired about it.
02-14-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By Rocketman

I just signed a deal with a local dealer...

I just signed a deal with a local dealer (Washington DC) for a 550 cab - I used the COSTCO buying service and got $6500 off an $80K (added some Designo options) MSRP. If you belong to USAA the...
02-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,284
Posted By Rocketman

I just ordered a 550 cab and asked about airmatic...

I just ordered a 550 cab and asked about airmatic and was told by several dealers it is not an option - perhaps that only applies to the cab?
01-31-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rocketman

I have used Radial Tire in Silver Spring MD many...

I have used Radial Tire in Silver Spring MD many times for Porsche, Mercedes Benz and BMW - they are very good and the price is right.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,170
Posted By Rocketman

Try Funktion Auto - www.funktionauto.com - they...

Try Funktion Auto - www.funktionauto.com - they do a lot of Kleemann etc. Did my ECU, pulley, headers, and throttle body work. They also work on my Porsches. Great shop, great techs and a very...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-20-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By Rocketman

I have had experience with the same issue and...

I have had experience with the same issue and based on that experience I strongly advise you to disconnect the + and - terminals from the battery, put a charger on the battery - it will take about 5...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By Rocketman

Jangy - The problem was not the emissions...

Jangy - The problem was not the emissions themselves but the fact that the computer would "get ready" because no primary cats were detected. Therefore it would not begin to measure emissions. Car...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-25-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By Rocketman

My experience with the Kleemann headers - they...

My experience with the Kleemann headers - they fit fine but you must remove the primary cats and then the issue begins. No amount of conversation with Cory or the reprogramming of the ECU would...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-20-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,534
Posted By Rocketman

I pay $950/year total for a 2004 E55 and a 97...

I pay $950/year total for a 2004 E55 and a 97 Porsche 993. Full coverage on both. But I am an old guy (60) with no tickets and also insure the house with the same company which is Erie Insurance.
Forum: W211 AMG
06-17-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Rocketman

I used www.tiresavings.com recently to get a set...

I used www.tiresavings.com recently to get a set of Toyo tires for my E55. And yes, they had the 275's in stock. Took about 4 days to get the tires and the price was the best I found on the web.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rocketman

I would agree with the need for cooling mods -...

I would agree with the need for cooling mods - pulley mod or not the computer will shut down the compressor if temp gets too high and that is easy to achieve in hot weather with just a couple of...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-22-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Rocketman

If you are looking for the unit that mounts in...

If you are looking for the unit that mounts in the front bumper and cools the supercharger then I think I can help. I have a totally stock one off my 2004 E55. Here is a photo of the unit and the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By Rocketman

First thing - check the tire pressures! Second...

First thing - check the tire pressures! Second thing, have you hit a curb or pothole recently - would cause damage to the rim that will impact the alignment/wheel balance and may not be visible from...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Rocketman

I have used Funktion for my E55 and Porsches (993...

I have used Funktion for my E55 and Porsches (993 and 911) for the past two years - as others have said they a high quality shop with very good techs. The owner is a racer and a high quality guy. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-28-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rocketman

Joshd - which dealer? I have had good luck with...

Joshd - which dealer? I have had good luck with American Service Center in Arlington. They replaced my IC pump and clutch pack when I complained. Ask for service guy named Eddy Gross
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Rocketman

I realize this is not the response you asked for...

I realize this is not the response you asked for but I would recommend you just bite the bullet and get a set of four good winter tires and rims from Tire Rack. This is what I have had on my Porsche...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-11-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rocketman

Not to be a flamer, but I doubt that keyless go...

Not to be a flamer, but I doubt that keyless go will slow it down. The pano does weigh more then a sun roof or no sun roof, but not enough to make a real difference. If that was the case then only...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rocketman

It's not very well optioned - no keyless go, no...

It's not very well optioned - no keyless go, no pano etc. Nice color and looks good. The wheels are very nice. Overall the price seems about 5K high to me.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-09-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,550
Posted By Rocketman

Regarding the rough super charger engagement - I...

Regarding the rough super charger engagement - I suggest you visit the dealer and tell the service guy that "the super charger makes a chirping noise when it engages and is very rough". They will...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rocketman

I was there this morning, sorry I missed you. ...

I was there this morning, sorry I missed you. Did you get a dyno before? I ordered Kleemann headers - they are going to install next Monday and I may go for an enlarged MAF since they have one they...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-07-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,487
Posted By Rocketman

It will drain the battery on an 04 E 55 also -...

It will drain the battery on an 04 E 55 also - don't ask me how I know!
Forum: W211 AMG
01-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By Rocketman

Make sure you one with the dynamic seats too -...

Make sure you one with the dynamic seats too - they are super!!!!
Forum: W211 AMG
01-04-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rocketman

It is not Curry's. The place is The Auto Shop...

It is not Curry's. The place is The Auto Shop and a dyno session costs $100. They use a machine called a Dyno Dynamics Dynamometer.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rocketman

Funktion Auto does not have a dyno. They use...

Funktion Auto does not have a dyno. They use another place close by. Funktion Auto is considering installing a dyno due to all the race car work they do. The owner, Walid, is a great guy - tell...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-04-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Rocketman

E-bay - flood damage or other water damage cars...

E-bay - flood damage or other water damage cars with flaky titles. Lots of these from FLA and TX these days due to storms etc last year.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rocketman

Try Funktion Auto near Dulles airport - they are...

Try Funktion Auto near Dulles airport - they are excellent! www.funktionauto.com
Forum: W211 AMG
01-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,690
Posted By Rocketman

I have had great experience with Funktion Auto...

I have had great experience with Funktion Auto near Dulles airport with both my Porsche 993 and my E55. They installed Kleemann pulley, ECU and LSD on my 55 and will be doing the Kleemann headers...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By Rocketman

I live in N. VA and get a loner every time I go...

I live in N. VA and get a loner every time I go in for service, no questions asked and I did not buy the car there. I think that will go away after the car is out of warranty though. Seems that MB...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-21-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Rocketman

I ordered the type 14 rims and Blizarks and have...

I ordered the type 14 rims and Blizarks and have had them on for about a month with no problems - they run true and smooth. These rims also came with the rubber centering piece.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,200
Posted By Rocketman

Senior in HS (1965) owned a 1959 MGA. What a car...

Senior in HS (1965) owned a 1959 MGA. What a car - no top, but it had seat belts and my father HATED it - "why do you want to drive one of those furrin cars?"
Forum: W211 AMG
12-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rocketman

I have the Blizark also - they are a great tire -...

I have the Blizark also - they are a great tire - remember that new tires have residual release compound on them and it takes about 400-500 miles to wear it off. Until it is gone they will be...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-07-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,069
Posted By Rocketman

I would like to be on the list. Please let me...

I would like to be on the list. Please let me know when they are available. What is the price break with the heat exchanger?
Forum: Test
10-14-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By Rocketman

Test

Test Message
Forum: W211 AMG
10-02-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,623
Posted By Rocketman

Thanks RoydRage - after some additional thought I...

Thanks RoydRage - after some additional thought I realized that older Porsche's did not have a knock sensor and thus can gain a little more from an ECU tune then more modern engine management...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-30-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,623
Posted By Rocketman

Most interesting and informative. I have had the...

Most interesting and informative. I have had the same experience with "chip" tuning - mostly on Porsche. Chips do seem to add some HP - mostly due to adjusting the ignition map (i.e. advance etc). ...
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