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07-13-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,133
Posted By andreigbs

Having not changed either one and now sitting at...

Having not changed either one and now sitting at 100k mikes, perhaps I should at least take a peek down there...
07-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By andreigbs

If it were me, I’d do the oil change and air...

If it were me, I’d do the oil change and air filter myself, along with the charge air hose. Fuel filter too, if it’s due.

I’d only have them do the “dirty” work of the tranny fluids and diffs.
07-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By andreigbs

The MB Star tool (or any good quality scan tool)...

The MB Star tool (or any good quality scan tool) is needed to reset the ECU if there were codes stored for the underboost situation, due to the charge air hose leaking the boost. Even without...
07-02-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

Awesome work, well done good sir! Just for fun,...

Awesome work, well done good sir! Just for fun, I’d call the dealership for a quote to see how much they’d charge you for that job, then pat yourself on the back for saving a good chunk of change....
07-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By andreigbs

I wouldn’t be alarmist about biodiesel. Sure, MB...

I wouldn’t be alarmist about biodiesel. Sure, MB says don’t use anything above 5% and that’s good advice for many reasons. Biodiesel doesn’t like to be compressed to such pressures as common rail...
06-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By andreigbs

Agreed; something that needs doing only every 2...

Agreed; something that needs doing only every 2 years isn’t where I’d try to skimp, especially being a safety issue.

Use the MB spec stuff and save your VW/Audi fluid for those applications.
06-29-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By andreigbs

Interesting stuff, I’ll have to try it out. ...

Interesting stuff, I’ll have to try it out.

If I remember...
06-29-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By andreigbs

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1620x2000/2d5f3731_5578_41ce_a728_5e9491020e32_3fcd1946b37f6eb9b80da61646849212c7e41aa8.jpeg
Outside the Salt Flats.

Oh I hear you and loud...
06-29-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By andreigbs

Is it a GLK?

Is it a GLK?
06-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By andreigbs

True, the buyback was part of the punishment...

True, the buyback was part of the punishment imposed, among other things for false advertising, misleading sales tactics, the tax incentives they were part of as “clean fuel efficient” bla bla bla....
06-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By andreigbs

I just noticed you also emigrated out of...

I just noticed you also emigrated out of Ill-annoy and up north to Wisconsin.

Welcome, and enjoy keeping more of your hard-earned money.
...
06-28-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By andreigbs

Indeed, spare us the suspense. What does this...

Indeed, spare us the suspense. What does this maneuver accomplish??
06-28-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By andreigbs

I'm pretty sure the GLK 250 does not have an...

I'm pretty sure the GLK 250 does not have an auxilliary battery. Those were needed (and thus installed) only on gasser models that have the automatic Stop/Start feature, which as far as I'm aware,...
06-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,256
Posted By andreigbs

I think I need to plan a roadtrip to Canada....

I think I need to plan a roadtrip to Canada. Would be nice to come back with more power AND better fuel efficiency, both of which are likely when you tune a turbodiesel.
06-28-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By andreigbs

Very true; ours are more stringent when it comes...

Very true; ours are more stringent when it comes to passenger diesels, which has kept us from being able to drive MANY of the available diesels Europe and Asia have to offer. Besides VW Group cars,...
06-28-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By andreigbs

I'm almost tempted to say that if you can drive...

I'm almost tempted to say that if you can drive it around without loss of power and just SOME smoke on throttle, you may be better off waiting it out. With the recall of the GLK Bluetecs in Germany,...
06-26-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

Sounds like you're on the right track. Did some...

Sounds like you're on the right track. Did some reading on "reluctor rings" and your mechanic may be right. Hopefully that resolves your issues, let us know!
06-25-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By andreigbs

They do have plenty of hills and mountains in...

They do have plenty of hills and mountains in Europe, and likely also have GLKs equipped with manual transmissions across the pond, so that may be a non-issue.

We recently did a roadtrip to NC and...
06-25-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By andreigbs

Diameter may be the same, but the extra width...

Diameter may be the same, but the extra width adds rolling resistance and even some aero drag. And if you rotate the tires as required, you'll have wider footprint up front which affects turning and...
06-25-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

The NAPA ones were overpriced. The OEM ones I...

The NAPA ones were overpriced. The OEM ones I linked above are $66 each. I can't speak for the cheapy ones, but I'd be surprised if they functioned the same as OEM or last as long. Your mileage may...
06-25-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

Dumb question: is your GL 350 a gasser or diesel?...

Dumb question: is your GL 350 a gasser or diesel? This thread is about Bluetec diesels and the emissions system specific to them, not gassers.

Also, the GL is not a X204 chassis. Try the X164...
06-25-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By andreigbs

The only way to keep it in the gear you want on a...

The only way to keep it in the gear you want on a downhill run is to keep your foot off the go pedal. You have to reach that happy medium where the engine brake prevents your speed from increasing...
06-24-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By andreigbs

Stick to OEM size, that way you can properly...

Stick to OEM size, that way you can properly rotate the tires as indicated.

235/50s if you have 19 inch rims. I'd suggest Michelin Premier LTXs, since that's what I run and they've been great so...
06-24-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

Yikes, sounds like you're having no fun. Hang in...

Yikes, sounds like you're having no fun. Hang in there. It seems as though you've determined that both sets of rear wheel speed sensors (cheap and not so cheap) seem good, so the problem may lie...
06-21-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By andreigbs

I can't speak for others but I tend to stay from...

I can't speak for others but I tend to stay from fleaBay. Also, at $790 + $65 shipping, those are not worth it in my book.

I'd stick to the OEM design, which you can find for about $740 with free...
06-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By andreigbs

Rotors should be replaced at the same time with...

Rotors should be replaced at the same time with pads.

One of my favorite vendors sells OEM brake kits here (https://www.idparts.com/brake-sets-c-23_108.html), as well as other maintenance items.
06-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By andreigbs

175K miles in 5 years? You must live in the car...

175K miles in 5 years? You must live in the car :zoom:

Whatever you're doing, keep it up.
06-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By andreigbs

The biggest hurdle with these Bluetecs is proper...

The biggest hurdle with these Bluetecs is proper diagnosis. Parts are expensive and you shouldn't have to replace many of them, only the defective unit(s). The sensors are there to tell you when...
06-19-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By andreigbs

It might be the AdBlue pre-heater assembly as...

It might be the AdBlue pre-heater assembly as they are known to go bad. You can find a repair kit sold by MB but it's about $1k just for parts, so I can only imagine what a stealership would charge...
06-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By andreigbs

[/color] You're talking about German...

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You're talking about German programming for maintenance intervals; there's nothing random about it.

My point was that you'll probably go through a couple minor services (A1, A2, A3,...
06-18-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By andreigbs

You should be able to find the maintenance...

You should be able to find the maintenance schedule details in your maintenance booklet, part of the owners manual bundle.

I think the biggest difference is that "A" services are your typical oil...
06-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By andreigbs

Many people in your situation: want to drive...

Many people in your situation: want to drive something luxury but can't swing the coin.

Your options are to lease something for a few years and look trendy to your friends, or be financially...
06-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By andreigbs

You're not exactly "high mileage," so I wouldn't...

You're not exactly "high mileage," so I wouldn't worry about it.

Follow the manufacturer's specific maintenance and you should be fine. Repairs may be needed down the road but it's difficult to...
06-17-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,266
Posted By andreigbs

They're tough indeed, until it comes to the...

They're tough indeed, until it comes to the emissions treatment system. That is a slippery slope into poverty and depression if you don't get the right diagnosis and part(s) replaced the first time....
06-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

Have you scanned the car for any codes? Speed...

Have you scanned the car for any codes? Speed sensors sometimes just need a good cleaning with brake parts cleaner, they get gunked up with brake dust and other muck. Replacing them should just be a...
06-17-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,266
Posted By andreigbs

Common occurrence on these Bluetecs apparently....

Common occurrence on these Bluetecs apparently. There was a guy a few weeks back who was being told he had "a bad turbo" that the mechanic would be willing to replace for a measly $3K+. Turned out to...
06-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By andreigbs

Welcome. Now relax, your engine temp is normal....

Welcome. Now relax, your engine temp is normal. The needle appears to be right in the middle of the normal operating range when everything is warmed up.

If you were having overheating issues,...
06-13-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By andreigbs

^ Agreed. If they replaced the DPF and the...

^ Agreed. If they replaced the DPF and the sensors, you should be covered by the dealership's 12k mile/1 yr warranty on repairs they did as well. Take it back to them and let them know the issue is...
06-10-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By andreigbs

Here's the part:...

Here's the part:...
06-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x512/6b8155493699a122b8cdf3e2ff453fe6_a047a58ddd0928055f7e1deaff7a7ea458e92818.png
So you're looking for the other end that #9 plugs into,...
06-10-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By andreigbs

So, not actually spared ;) Good point on the...

So, not actually spared ;)

Good point on the sensors, I had those replaced under warranty a couple years ago. Corroded harness and sensors caused Blind Spot Assist deactivation and turn signals...
06-10-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

You'll have to live without a brake wear sensor...

You'll have to live without a brake wear sensor on the rear, along with a warning light on the dash until you replace.

You could try soldering the wires back together and some heat shrink tubing....
06-05-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By andreigbs

https://www.mbpartsworld.com/oem-parts/mercedes-be...

https://www.mbpartsworld.com/oem-parts/mercedes-benz-lower-cover-20491079469d88 for $269 :wootrock:
06-05-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By andreigbs

^ This. You need the right spec fluid in there....

^ This. You need the right spec fluid in there. They did a half-a$$ed job. Replace with the right fluid or risk expensive transmission damage; up to you.
06-05-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

Thanks, I was keeping an eye on that myself....

Thanks, I was keeping an eye on that myself. There is a repair kit from MB, it used to be around $800, now it's over $1k. It comes with all the parts you need, no soldering involved.

Hopefully...
06-05-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By andreigbs

It's definitely not normal, but the fact that it...

It's definitely not normal, but the fact that it has happened to others makes me feel somewhat better about it.

Any chance you had just washed the car before parking it? I know when our GLK gets...
06-04-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By andreigbs

AutoZone and other parts stores should be able to...

AutoZone and other parts stores should be able to read codes for you for free. Could start there if you don't want to go all the way to the dealer.

Is this a 4Matic or RWD? It sounds electrical,...
06-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

[/color] Could you elaborate a bit more? Are...

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Could you elaborate a bit more? Are you talking about the AdBlue heater thingy or something else? Thanks in advance.
06-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By andreigbs

Sounds like you scored a big deal. Those DPFs...

Sounds like you scored a big deal. Those DPFs aren't cheap! The sensors alone are hundreds each, so I'd say you really lucked out.

Post back with the results of the fix and what all they replaced....
06-04-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By andreigbs

Like I said: it's not rocket science :y My...

Like I said: it's not rocket science :y

My last service included a fuel filter, air filter, and cabin filter change. Easy peasy, under 2 hours, no issues and I'm good for the next 10K.

Happy...
06-03-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By andreigbs

Your DPF must not be able to complete a regen, or...

Your DPF must not be able to complete a regen, or if it has, there's still soot in it above the threshold. This should resolve once the faulty sensor is replaced and a full regen takes place.

The...
06-03-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By andreigbs

I prefer the vacuum top-side method myself. I've...

I prefer the vacuum top-side method myself. I've done it both ways, though.

Agreed, the GLK is pretty easy to work on; you just have to get past the "oh noes, it's a Benz, I can't touch it"...
05-24-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By andreigbs

Definitely NOT an expert, but I've learned plenty...

Definitely NOT an expert, but I've learned plenty by making my own mistakes as well as learning from others. ;)

I second the advice for the iCarSoft for MB. In terms of MB dealership service, if...
05-23-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By andreigbs

I've used the LiquiMoly engine flush on my GLK,...

I've used the LiquiMoly engine flush on my GLK, and on all my diesels in the past with no problems to report. You have an oil sump holding nearly 7 liters of oil. The can of engine flush is 500mL,...
05-23-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By andreigbs

Welcome, and at the same time, sorry for your...

Welcome, and at the same time, sorry for your troubles. The Bluetec system is notoriously difficult to properly diagnose, especially without MB-specific code readers or scan tools.

That could...
05-20-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

Check out CarSoft for MB. They will diagnose and...

Check out CarSoft for MB. They will diagnose and reset various controllers.

Start with replacing the brakes as you planned, along with the defective speed sensor. Often times the ABS speed sensor...
05-19-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By andreigbs

Glad you got it sorted. New hose should last her...

Glad you got it sorted. New hose should last her more than plenty, plus now you know what to look for if it ever happens again :)

Happy dieseling!
05-17-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By andreigbs

Wooshing sound you say? Only thing I can think of...

Wooshing sound you say? Only thing I can think of that sounds like that is pressurized air, which is the job of the turbos (there are two). I would check that lower IC hose very carefully.
05-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By andreigbs

Subscribed. Good luck and post back!

Subscribed. Good luck and post back!
05-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By andreigbs

It also sounds a little like intermittent SAM...

It also sounds a little like intermittent SAM module failure, due to (among other things) poor design and placement of the module and having the truck sit out in the pouring rain usually causes it.
05-13-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 191,702
Posted By andreigbs

Maybe you need to check the AdBlue level? It...

Maybe you need to check the AdBlue level? It needs topping off usually every oil change.
05-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By andreigbs

The wheels are turning, albeit slowly.

The wheels are turning, albeit slowly.
05-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By andreigbs

The harsh truth is that they could locate the car...

The harsh truth is that they could locate the car simply based on GPS, even without the MBrace app/info. The problem is they don't really care enough.

Another harsh truth is that those guns will...
05-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By andreigbs

I was just going to suggest looking at the lower...

I was just going to suggest looking at the lower right hose (looking toward the engine bay from the front) going to the intercooler. They seem to like splitting.

You can tape it up and run it...
05-02-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By andreigbs

Add another vote for ditching the run-flats in...

Add another vote for ditching the run-flats in favor of the LTXs; excellent tire. They make the car feel and behave like MB probably initially intended.

Call me a risk-taker, but I didn't add a...
04-25-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By andreigbs

[/color] ^^^ this. I'm watching things...

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^^^ this.

I'm watching things closely, as they seem to be progressing, but I'm not jumping the gun to enrich some law firm. If there is a settlement, MB will offer it to me and I can...
04-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

Bummer; keep us posted on what you find.

Bummer; keep us posted on what you find.
04-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By andreigbs

Grammar aside, let us know what it ends up...

Grammar aside, let us know what it ends up actually being.

All the best.
04-14-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By andreigbs

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde A+S were my second...

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde A+S were my second choice, and they were a couple dollars MORE per tire than the Michelins.

I also considered Yokohama tires, the Geolander model. They make decent tires...
04-14-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By andreigbs

The check valves control the vacuum, do they not?...

The check valves control the vacuum, do they not? Is it possible you perhaps installed one backwards?
04-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

@GT-ER Sounds like you may have fixed the...

@GT-ER
Sounds like you may have fixed the issue. If all the sensors are working right, the DPF should be made to regen at the proper time as long as you're driving it enough. I know mine does a...
04-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

[/color] Interesting tidbit since I'm...

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Interesting tidbit since I'm planning on doing my first fuel filter change (myself) in the next weeks. What (if anything) ended up being the problem and solution there? I currently use...
04-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

I would agree; a feature rich MB-specific scan...

I would agree; a feature rich MB-specific scan tool is a worthwhile investment if you plan on keeping the car and maintaining it yourself. The SCR system on these Bluetecs is particularly complex and...
04-12-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By andreigbs

[/color] FIFY ;)

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FIFY ;)
04-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By andreigbs

Steve, I agree that a stealership would be the...

Steve, I agree that a stealership would be the safest place for an alignment. You don't need them often, so paying for it every few years is relatively painless.

On tires' PSI, I run 35 all around...
04-12-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

I can't say with any certainty that running it on...

I can't say with any certainty that running it on 1/4 tank would cause it, but why not fill it up and take it for a longer highway blast? Maybe that will help reset the SCR system.

You could...
04-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By andreigbs

I'd stick with OEM; they lasted 90K miles, no?...

I'd stick with OEM; they lasted 90K miles, no?...
04-12-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By andreigbs

Add another vote for Michelin Premier LTX. It...

Add another vote for Michelin Premier LTX. It feels like a completely different car, actually rides like a Mercedes is supposed to.
04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By andreigbs

U144F - "Minimum fuel level REACHED" is the...

U144F - "Minimum fuel level REACHED" is the response. Occurs when you've been running the tank almost empty numerous times.

P24C7 is something to do with DPF temp sensor issue, maybe wiring or an...
04-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By andreigbs

Unless your current TPMS sensors are faulty, why...

Unless your current TPMS sensors are faulty, why replace them? I got new tires put on this past January, the guys just rebuild them as part of the normal mounting of new tires. If the battery in a...
04-02-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 126,975
Posted By andreigbs

No block heater on mine, but the fuel filter and...

No block heater on mine, but the fuel filter and DEF tank have pre-heaters installed.

92k miles and going strong.
03-31-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By andreigbs

https://www.idparts.com/brake-sets-c-23_108.html ...

https://www.idparts.com/brake-sets-c-23_108.html

IDParts is one of the many trusted vendors from another car forum I frequent; they stock GLK brakes among other service kits. Probably the best...
03-14-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By andreigbs

Compboy, those look like NOx sensor and DPF temp...

Compboy, those look like NOx sensor and DPF temp sensor codes. I agree that the Bluetec system is overly complicated and thus prone to failure. The options don't look good as far as cost goes, unless...
03-13-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By andreigbs

You're not the first, neither the last, with...

You're not the first, neither the last, with warping issues. Common theme on the portly GLKs with undersized brakes (in my opinion).

MB-brand discs will be a softer alloy than most others, which...
03-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,005
Posted By andreigbs

Great outcome. A little worried on why the front...

Great outcome. A little worried on why the front wheel bearings needed changing.
03-08-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By andreigbs

The trouble with MB brake parts, particularly...

The trouble with MB brake parts, particularly rotors, is that they tend to warp pretty easily when used on the GLK. Some parts don't even stock the MB-brand discs, for example, but will still sell...
03-08-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By andreigbs

Mine does this too, and it's particularly...

Mine does this too, and it's particularly noticeable in the cold and when first starting out. I've had it diagnosed by the local MB stealership as "bad shocks" that they'd love to replace for $2,500...
03-06-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By andreigbs

LOL, it appears so, my fault. I don't know...

LOL, it appears so, my fault.

I don't know if the filter is serviceable, as the big rig filters are, but I may be wrong.

If you have access to the Star diagnostic OBD tool (like MB dealers use)...
03-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By andreigbs

You don't think that's a bit extreme as a...

You don't think that's a bit extreme as a first-time solution to the problem? I'm pretty sure you won't be able to pass emissions testing without a functioning DPF in place in Commiefornia.

There...
03-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By andreigbs

Regens are when the diesel particulate filter...

Regens are when the diesel particulate filter (DPF) is being actively cleaned during driving. It uses AdBlue (separate tank in the trunk, under that carpeted pad) to chemically scrub the DPF while...
03-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By andreigbs

I take it replacing that first EGT sensor hasn't...

I take it replacing that first EGT sensor hasn't solved your problem. Sorry for your troubles.

Doing some reading online and I think there may be other sensors you should be looking at as well. I...
02-14-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By andreigbs

This is the 3rd time in as many weeks that this...

This is the 3rd time in as many weeks that this has come up. The MB-Tex is not as durable as leather, and not as comfy either. It just looks like it enough that it passes as standard equipment for a...
02-14-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,473
Posted By andreigbs

I also ditched the Dunlop "run-flats" after about...

I also ditched the Dunlop "run-flats" after about 45K miles. Treads were down to the wear bars and winter in WI has been snowy/icy so far. I opted for the Michelin Premier LTX and have been very...
02-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By andreigbs

Pretty sure there's a drain plug, but it will be...

Pretty sure there's a drain plug, but it will be inside the tranny housing I think. That's probably another reason why you need to drop the pan and replace the gasket, so you can get to the TC at the...
02-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,473
Posted By andreigbs

No AUX battery for the Bluetecs, as they don't...

No AUX battery for the Bluetecs, as they don't have the start-stop feature to require it, among other things.

You probably also noticed you don't have a spare tire in there...

Coincidentally,...
02-12-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By andreigbs

Sorry but he's wrong, it's not fixed. It may be...

Sorry but he's wrong, it's not fixed. It may be temporarily jolted back into working, but the gears and motor mechanism WILL fail if you continue to use it. This isn't an isolated case, many W204s...
02-05-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By andreigbs

I haven't, just as I didn't for the VW fiasco. I...

I haven't, just as I didn't for the VW fiasco. I let things run their course and turned my leased Golf TDI in early, along with settlement checks received from VW and Bosch.

If judgement follows...
02-04-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By andreigbs

For the beige MB-Tex, here you go:...

For the beige MB-Tex, here you go: 204-910-79-46-64-8P26 and you can find other colors (including leather) here...
02-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By andreigbs

I paid $400 for the tranny flush and fill, but my...

I paid $400 for the tranny flush and fill, but my Indy shop in Chicago (at the time) also F&F'd the transfer case and both differentials. I thought it was an excellent deal compared to the local MB...
01-31-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By andreigbs

I've seen several, none were too great. Would you...

I've seen several, none were too great. Would you mind sharing the link? Thanks in advance.
01-31-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By andreigbs

Happened to me as well, but only in really frigid...

Happened to me as well, but only in really frigid temps when the car has sat overnight. Start it up and let it warm up at high idle (1500rpms) for a few minutes, then try Neutral first.
01-24-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By andreigbs

How old is your battery? When were the spark...

How old is your battery?
When were the spark plugs last replaced?
01-24-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By andreigbs

If you reduce the overall diameter from a 20" to...

If you reduce the overall diameter from a 20" to an 18" wheel, you'll need the proper size tire to keep the total circumference (which affects your speedo) within original measurements. That means...
01-24-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By andreigbs

Excellent, that's what I needed to know. Yes, I...

Excellent, that's what I needed to know. Yes, I would be upgrading the rears as well, since it's probably time to replace the originals anyway.

So, I will need calipers AND carriers/brackets from...
01-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By andreigbs

Rebuilding it myself, or having a shop do it,...

Rebuilding it myself, or having a shop do it, isn't going to be much cheaper (time & money) than just swapping my defective one out for a reman unit. I found it around $320 online.

The question I...
01-22-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By andreigbs

New year bump... I just received a notice...

New year bump...

I just received a notice from my stealership that our GLK is affected.

GLK owners may want to be proactive and inquire at your local MB stealership if your VIN registers an...
01-21-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By andreigbs

Bedding in procedure followed to the letter, all...

Bedding in procedure followed to the letter, all is fine for about 3-5k miles, then vibration slowly creeps up and sets in.

I’m pretty sure it’s the front left caliper that’s causing the premature...
01-21-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By andreigbs

New year bump... Trying to figure out the...

New year bump...

Trying to figure out the exact parts needed. Clarification would be great, as we are being told calipers from an E55 or a C63 will fit. Great, but exactly how? Do they bolt right...
01-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By andreigbs

If it were JUST the engines themselves we'd be...

If it were JUST the engines themselves we'd be talking about, a diesel engine is built to last while enduring nearly twice the compression ratio of most gassers. The internal moving parts should be...
01-14-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By andreigbs

If the GLK350 is also 4Matic, you'll probably...

If the GLK350 is also 4Matic, you'll probably experience low 20's MPG at best. This will be hand-calculated over several fill-ups, not going by the computer guesstimation.

I supposed a RWD GLK350...
01-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By andreigbs

Agreed, sounds like the symptoms of a 4+ year old...

Agreed, sounds like the symptoms of a 4+ year old battery combined with frigid temps. I'd be curious what codes you pull.
01-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By andreigbs

I would say it depends on several things,...

I would say it depends on several things, including your typical commute and how proactive you plan to be about maintenance. Our GLK250 is at 86k miles currently, returns an average of 36-38mpg...
12-14-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By andreigbs

I don't think it requires changing the tank out,...

I don't think it requires changing the tank out, but it would probably require removing the tank so you can gain access in there. The labor is what you're really paying for at the stealership, but it...
12-03-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By andreigbs

It's most likely the AdBlue tank temp sensor...

It's most likely the AdBlue tank temp sensor which is housed in the tank itself. Unless you get a MB specific code reader, NOx sensor codes will likely be the only codes you'll see.

The temp...
11-21-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By andreigbs

Nice find, almost same as our Moose. Congrats and...

Nice find, almost same as our Moose. Congrats and enjoy!
11-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,975
Posted By andreigbs

Only 78,xxx on mine, though I expect to get...

Only 78,xxx on mine, though I expect to get 300,xxx out of it. Otherwise it can't be a real Benz diesel ;)
10-31-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By andreigbs

I think the "protective tube" is basically a...

I think the "protective tube" is basically a sleeve that adds extra bit of protection to the gas strut itself, but is not a mandatory component on replacement shocks. It may even be possible to reuse...
10-31-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By andreigbs

Stabilus makes excellent hood and trunk struts...

Stabilus makes excellent hood and trunk struts (many made in the US), and is based in Germany (Stabilus Group). They make quality parts and I would say purchase with confidence.
10-31-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By andreigbs

Dumb question: that bolt holding it on is guten...

Dumb question: that bolt holding it on is guten tight, ya?
10-23-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By andreigbs

I would try the top of the steering wheel,...

I would try the top of the steering wheel, centered and straight down.

When I had this issue on my C300, it cost about $2K at the MB stealership. That was 4 years ago.
10-22-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By andreigbs

I stand corrected: 35mm offset doesn't look to be...

I stand corrected: 35mm offset doesn't look to be stock. It looks like for the 235/60R17 setup, you would want an offset of 47.5, according to https://www.wheel-size.com/size/mercedes/glk-class/2014/
10-22-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By andreigbs

I would try to stay as close to 35mm as possible,...

I would try to stay as close to 35mm as possible, though Discount Tire lists 17" wheels that fit the GLK as having offset numbers from 32 to 45mm. I don't see higher, but there may be.

I can't...
10-22-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By andreigbs

235/60R17 would be an OK choice. Overall diameter...

235/60R17 would be an OK choice. Overall diameter is 28.1" However, you need to be sure the front brake calipers clear the inner side of the wheels. Offset is important, so double-check that it's...
10-22-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By andreigbs

Agreed with CarbonKevin. I would not run that...

Agreed with CarbonKevin. I would not run that setup on the GLK. Is it possibly from another MB vehicle? If going from 19" to 18" I would make sure the tire and rim combo is 235/55.

Width is 235,...
10-22-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By andreigbs

You might want to try...

You might want to try https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html or a tire/wheel site like discounttire.com or tirerack.com which can calculate different sizes.

I assume going to 18" is...
10-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By andreigbs

"Trust, but verify," certainly applies. ...

"Trust, but verify," certainly applies.

Anything not expressly written in official documentation is just hearsay.
10-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By andreigbs

Agree with srb1194: you should find a better...

Agree with srb1194: you should find a better mechanic.
10-19-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By andreigbs

Another vote for WeatherTech. Besides being...

Another vote for WeatherTech. Besides being awesome products, they're also American-made.
10-11-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By andreigbs

It may be a common issue with the Bluetecs, but...

It may be a common issue with the Bluetecs, but the GLK250s are not at all common ;) Most GLKs are gassers in the U.S., so the knowledge gap both among owners and repair techs is a concern.

As to...
10-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By andreigbs

Unfortunately, I don't think it is covered under...

Unfortunately, I don't think it is covered under the federal emissions warranty. Certainly worth a try, but be prepared to be told "not applicable."

The "circuit high" code means there may be a...
10-11-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By andreigbs

That's likely, given the way MB deals with...

That's likely, given the way MB deals with anything emissions related. You're probably out of warranty, which means you are your own warranty. If you can, reset the CEL and see if it comes back.
...
10-10-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By andreigbs

Yes, this is the only time it deviates from the...

Yes, this is the only time it deviates from the chosen display. Should have been more specific.
10-10-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By andreigbs

If it meets 229.52 spec and is on the approved...

If it meets 229.52 spec and is on the approved list, I could care less what brand it is. Availability and price become the deciding factors for me.

Unless a company pays me to use their products;...
10-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By andreigbs

Weird that it doesn't stay on digital MPH once...

Weird that it doesn't stay on digital MPH once you've cycled to it using the arrows. For my 2014, it's the first option on the up-arrow after odometer and it never disappears unless I cycle to...
10-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

I'm of the mindset that, just perhaps, they may...

I'm of the mindset that, just perhaps, they may have to pony up like VW did. If/when they do, they will have to offer an extended warranty of some kind that specifically covers the entire emissions...
10-10-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By andreigbs

Is it at all possible that the camera is just not...

Is it at all possible that the camera is just not turning on in the center display when engaging Reverse? That has been known to happen.

Have you looked around the license plate area in the rear...
10-10-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By andreigbs

Pennzoil makes a great oil that is 229.52...

Pennzoil makes a great oil that is 229.52 approved as well. It is called Platinum Euro LX and comes in 0w30 flavor.

Had I not bought the LubroMoly oil change kit from my preferred vendor, I'd have...
10-08-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

This is why it makes sense to start saving what...

This is why it makes sense to start saving what you'd normally be paying as your monthly payment, because chances are you'll need it.

There's no other vehicle of this class that I would prefer....
10-08-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By andreigbs

:( Good advice to check it periodically. I...

:(

Good advice to check it periodically. I wonder how often it gets checked, what with most oil changes being done top-side these days.

I get under there.
10-08-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By andreigbs

Unfortunately, that won't cover the emissions...

Unfortunately, that won't cover the emissions system which includes the DPF, the DEF tank and associated sensors, the NOx sensors and a host of other gizmos that tend to go bad on these cars over...
10-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

I have a Bluetec brochure detailing the...

I have a Bluetec brochure detailing the aftertreatment and all that somewhere too, just was lazy to look for it :o:

It's definitely complicated, in fact probably overly so. Too many things that...
10-05-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

From my limited knowledge of the DPF and regen...

From my limited knowledge of the DPF and regen process, the DPF never gets sparkling clean during a regen. So, over time and subsequent regens, there may be build-up of soot and ash that doesn't get...
10-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By andreigbs

It's up to you obviously, and it's your car. From...

It's up to you obviously, and it's your car. From a safety perspective in case of a crash, I don't think I would want to mess with the integrity of the seat mounting.

That's why I would...
10-05-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By andreigbs

Van Ha Nguyen Correct, and that makes more sense...

Van Ha Nguyen Correct, and that makes more sense since the TC is basically housed in the transmission and shares the same fluid. A little clarity never hurts.

OP: I agree with VHN: you are likely...
10-03-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

Easy: varying driving/operating conditions means...

Easy: varying driving/operating conditions means regen cycles may be needed more/less often. The regens are not on a hard mileage counter (as in a regen every 300 miles), it depends on the ash load...
10-03-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By andreigbs

I did just that, quite a while ago in fact. ...

I did just that, quite a while ago in fact.

What I meant was that on a normally operating vehicle, seeing that message is normal and expected if you don't keep the DEF filled properly.

I don't...
10-03-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

IMO, I think that's perfectly fine. While diesels...

IMO, I think that's perfectly fine. While diesels love the open road and constant speeds, that commute sounds typical. She should be fine.

Having said that, weird things can (and do) happen at...
10-03-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

107123210 Correct, it was an option. Some also...

107123210
Correct, it was an option. Some also had the heated steering wheel option, which is definitely a nice feature in winter. Then again, leather driving gloves work fine and manual levers...
10-03-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By andreigbs

Probably cheaper and easier to add a nice, thick...

Probably cheaper and easier to add a nice, thick supporting cushion than to mess with things under the seat, including air bag connectors and other wiring harnesses.

You're looking for, what, a 1"...
10-03-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By andreigbs

That "10 starts remaining" message is not a...

That "10 starts remaining" message is not a defect, problem, or failure. It's simply information letting you know the DEF fluid level is low and that you need to add more. The tank holds 7.5 gallons...
10-03-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By andreigbs

The DEF tank holds 7.5 gallons, so "over 4...

The DEF tank holds 7.5 gallons, so "over 4 gallons" would be within the norm for that mileage interval. Don't sweat it, you can buy DEF in big jugs and top off the tank in the trunk yourself. Just be...
10-02-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By andreigbs

Indeed, since LEDs tend to carry a shorter...

Indeed, since LEDs tend to carry a shorter warranty than HIDs. The ones I linked up above in a previous post, for example, are warrantied 3 yrs vs the HID system which is warrantied 5 yrs.

In...
10-01-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By andreigbs

Interesting, thanks for the details. Odd that...

Interesting, thanks for the details. Odd that around the same time I had no issues.

And agreed, shady behavior.
10-01-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By andreigbs

Hey, it's great that VLED worked out. Don't get...

Hey, it's great that VLED worked out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not pushing one over another, just sharing additional sources. Buyer beware obviously, as with all things on the Intarwebz.

I've had...
10-01-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By andreigbs

I've been looking at LEDs recently, and while...

I've been looking at LEDs recently, and while they may not quite as bright as HIDs, they're definitely an improvement over stock halogens. The other side benefit for those considering a lighting...
10-01-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

Sounds like you'll be fine on the DEF front.:y ...

Sounds like you'll be fine on the DEF front.:y

One other thing to watch out for: the steering wheel adjusts electronically and GLKs have a "convenience" feature that automatically moves the wheel...
10-01-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By andreigbs

@kenjraustin In case you decide you want to...

@kenjraustin
In case you decide you want to tackle this issue yourself, there is a "repair kit" that MB sells (here...
10-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By andreigbs

I'm not sure I quite understand: you said the...

I'm not sure I quite understand: you said the indie mechanic "changed the transfer case..." so if that was the failing component and it was replaced, what else is causing your shuddering?

Are you...
10-01-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By andreigbs

Yep, bolt covers/caps. They will come off by...

Yep, bolt covers/caps.

They will come off by prying them by the flat edges just past the lip. The previous owner may have kept the tool that normally comes with those covers, so check the trunk...
09-30-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

No such thing as completely, unfortunately, but...

No such thing as completely, unfortunately, but nearly so. You'd be overpaying for the small bottles IMO, but if that's the easiest and safest method for you, by all means.

Spilling that stuff...
09-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

No dumb questions, especially if they prevent...

No dumb questions, especially if they prevent dumb mistakes ;)

Using an old bottle as funnel/extension helps but it doesn't completely remove the risk of making a mess.

It took me 2 tries of...
09-30-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

The DEF tank holds about 7.5 gallons. The small...

The DEF tank holds about 7.5 gallons. The small bottles are good for reusing as filler neck extensions, because you don't want to spill the DEF, trust me.

To keep the DEF tank full, you'll need 3...
09-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By andreigbs

Congrats to her. Watch out for brakes...

Congrats to her.

Watch out for brakes warping, for emissions system related CELs, for intercooler hose tears that result in low power and CEL, and tell her to pay attention to what fuel she puts...
09-27-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By andreigbs

I currrently have the BlueDriver made by Lemur,...

I currrently have the BlueDriver made by Lemur, costs $99 and is an excellent smart tool.
09-26-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By andreigbs

Driving to and from Chicago (200 miles...

Driving to and from Chicago (200 miles roundtrip), including the horrendous traffic around town and extended speed blasts when possible/necessary, running on 50% tire treadlife left, I average 35...
09-26-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By andreigbs

If it has Bluetooth capability, you can play...

If it has Bluetooth capability, you can play music from your Bluetooth device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc) by selecting the appropriate device in the COMAND system's Audio menu.
See:...
09-25-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By andreigbs

I've heard the same, but the four-pot is also...

I've heard the same, but the four-pot is also anemic on power. Nothing like the GLK250, obviously, and if you want more power and go with the boxer engines, those are notorious for oil leaks and...
09-25-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By andreigbs

As others have mentioned, it sounds like your...

As others have mentioned, it sounds like your original battery may be on its last legs if the cranking is slow. I would have it tested.

No auxiliary battery on the GLK250 since we don't have the...
09-25-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By andreigbs

Agreed, you'd need MB specfic diagnostics...

Agreed, you'd need MB specfic diagnostics capability and a good source for OEM parts.

Putting the monthly payment equivalent aside implies one has paid it off already. Not really possible for...
09-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,876
Posted By andreigbs

I believe the discussion covers all GLK 4Matics...

I believe the discussion covers all GLK 4Matics (gasser and diesel variant).
09-24-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By andreigbs

^ This. If you live in an area where the...

^ This.

If you live in an area where the emissions system can be....lost without consequence, I would entertain that route. Short of that, fingers crossed and learn to fix what breaks outside...
09-24-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,876
Posted By andreigbs

^^^ X2. While I'd love to afford a complete...

^^^ X2.

While I'd love to afford a complete set of winter wheels and tires, I just don't have the funds or the space to dedicate in my garage. In my 21 years of driving through all 4 seasons with...
09-21-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,876
Posted By andreigbs

FWIW, after more research I've concluded that...

FWIW, after more research I've concluded that while the Yokos would be a fine tire choice, for the same price I could get Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus, which got better reviews and have a higher...
09-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By andreigbs

Yes, I agree it probably would run you more to go...

Yes, I agree it probably would run you more to go aftermarket but doing it "well." Even then, if you ever sell your car or trade-in, the aftermarket accessories don't seem to add (or even retain)...
09-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By andreigbs

Remanufactured COMAND unit...

Remanufactured COMAND unit...
09-19-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By andreigbs

Yeah, there are trade-offs. But it's not my first...

Yeah, there are trade-offs. But it's not my first modern diesel or Benz, so I'm comfortable working on it if need be or paying a trusted Indy.


Mostly a non-issue with ULSD, excellent synthetic...
09-19-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By andreigbs

Oh i bet, at $120+/hour labor fees, they're...

Oh i bet, at $120+/hour labor fees, they're making a killing. Plugs are about $15 each, that's $90 for the set. You're paying them $570 for JUST wrench turning.

To many, that's almost a week's...
09-19-2018, 01:44 PM
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Views: 730
Posted By andreigbs

Keyword: pending. If MB were not...

Keyword: pending.

If MB were not cooperating, this would be a much bigger deal. It may yet be, we'll just have to wait it out.
09-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

Sensors can go bad for no good reason. Other...

Sensors can go bad for no good reason. Other times the signal they transmit can be intermittent, again for no good reason. In both cases, you will get a CEL.

If the CEL cleared and stayed off, I'd...
09-19-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By andreigbs

Rent a small trailer from U-haul, put all 4...

Rent a small trailer from U-haul, put all 4 wheels on it.
09-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By andreigbs

:eek: :confused: :crazy: :nonono: OK, I'm...

:eek: :confused: :crazy: :nonono:

OK, I'm better now...

I'd let them do the brake flush (AND DO IT EVERY OTHER YEAR AFTER THAT!) but I wouldn't pay $660 for stinkin' spark plugs. Buy them...
09-17-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

I believe that's the sensor for the 3.0L Bluetec,...

I believe that's the sensor for the 3.0L Bluetec, as when I plugged the part# into the MB parts site I use, it tells me it doesn't fit the GLK250.

Further searching turned this one up: NOx sensor...
09-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,876
Posted By andreigbs

My experience with Michelin on the GLK is limited...

My experience with Michelin on the GLK is limited to a test drive when car shopping last. I've had them equipped on other vehicles (VWs especially and my last Merc) and have always felt they are a...
09-14-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,876
Posted By andreigbs

Personally I've had success with and been...

Personally I've had success with and been satisfied by Yokohama tires as well. The Yoko YK740 GTX is a great tire and can be had for $170ish.

If money is no object, then Michelins is the top...
09-14-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,789
Posted By andreigbs

Kindly post a pic or PDF of the letter, masking...

Kindly post a pic or PDF of the letter, masking personal info. I'd like to see a copy in case we don't get one here in the US.
09-12-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,142
Posted By andreigbs

Question Correction made. You could have started a new...

Correction made. You could have started a new thread instead of resurrecting an old one, but what the hey.... Here are my thoughts, in no particular order and without filtering. YMMV.

The...
09-07-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By andreigbs

Brake fluid should be changed every 2 years. 2012...

Brake fluid should be changed every 2 years. 2012 was 6+ years ago...

You'll need either a vacuum-assisted bleeder if you do it alone, or just use the 2-person method (one builds up pressure by...
09-07-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By andreigbs

I would invest in an MB specific code reader,...

I would invest in an MB specific code reader, clear the code and see if it comes back.

If the AdBlue temp sensor is indeed bad, you may need an entirely new DEF tank installed as the temperature...
09-07-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By andreigbs

X2 on the bleeding procedure. Do that first and...

X2 on the bleeding procedure. Do that first and if it doesn't fix it, replace caliper.
08-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By andreigbs

Congrats on the new ride. We bought ours last...

Congrats on the new ride. We bought ours last year with 48K miles.

The emissions control system and devices on the BlueTecs are the weak link. I would invest in a worthy scan tool that's MB...
08-27-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By andreigbs

Status update?

Status update?
08-27-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By andreigbs

Life happens, glad you got it fixed for...

Life happens, glad you got it fixed for relatively cheap. Hoses and belts can go at anytime, unfortunately. Did you notice where the original IC hose was made, by any chance?

Mine is only at 72K,...
08-23-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By andreigbs

I've looked at the iCarSoft models and ended up...

I've looked at the iCarSoft models and ended up going with the Lemur Bluedriver for $100. I maintain an older VW as well as the GLK250, and it has a ton of functionality for both.
Amazon link
08-23-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By andreigbs

X2 on the intercooler hose, particularly on the...

X2 on the intercooler hose, particularly on the driver's side.

Your GLK250 is in forced "limp mode" to protect itself from possible (or further) damage.

What was the fuel pump code?
What type...
08-22-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By andreigbs

Nice. That is one of the "convenience...

Nice.

That is one of the "convenience features" that you can disable in the menu, using the steering wheel buttons. I believe it's called "Easy Access" or Easy Entry/Exit, something along those...
08-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By andreigbs

Or you can give the steering wheel a good WHACK!...

Or you can give the steering wheel a good WHACK! from above, which should release the blocked motor...
08-20-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By andreigbs

Run away fast and far from that dealership! ...

Run away fast and far from that dealership!

I find it ironic (but not unbelievable) that a dealership would propose a $8.4K+ "fix" without bothering to first check and advise you on the DEF level....
08-13-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By andreigbs

$750 and 2 weeks later, she's fixed up like...

$750 and 2 weeks later, she's fixed up like nothing happened.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1224x1632/fullsizerender_6969a5275795f4b8e854849516cd8da2044ff0f4.jpg
08-08-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By andreigbs

We don't call them "stealerships" for nothing....

We don't call them "stealerships" for nothing. You can be sure labor rates are exorbitant, and that they don't quote you parts prices from other manufacturers other than OE. With the various...
08-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By andreigbs

A fellow member has documented his process (at a...

A fellow member has documented his process (at a shop, in Canada) and it could probably be done at home by the advanced DIYer with appropriate tools and patience. Linky:...
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