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10-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By mac911

For your 2009 C300? It looks to be a traditional...

For your 2009 C300? It looks to be a traditional battery.

I recently had the same question with my 2008 C300. I determined the battery to be traditional flooded, mine was Varta from Germany,...
10-22-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By mac911

Volts When Idling?

I replaced my battery this week, so I have been playing with the built-in diagnostics menu to watch the volts.

My car (alternator) when idling, seems to max output of 13.5 to 13.6 Volts. This...
10-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By mac911

Battery Needs Replacing - I believe our batteries are not AGM, correct?

My 2008 C300 is starting VERY slowly. So much in fact, I'm not going to drive it again until I get the battery replaced.

I was going to put a 94R AGM battery in it, perfect fit, same case on the...
10-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By mac911

Most likely, the rotors should be done at the...

Most likely, the rotors should be done at the same time on these cars. That is only my opinion. The pads seem to last long enough that the rotors need replacing by that time.

You can get OEM...
09-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,531
Posted By mac911

The $1000 was the savings compared to his CLS 63....

The $1000 was the savings compared to his CLS 63.

Thanks for sharing your story Ken. The CLS 63 must be a sweet vehicle! I wonder if you could have went to a smaller wheel to deal with the bent...
09-05-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,879
Posted By mac911

VERY cool! You have done a great job. It looks...

VERY cool! You have done a great job. It looks simply fantastic.

The only thing I would say, all the money you have spent, maybe you could had gotten a C63 after all?

It gave you a project...
09-04-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By mac911

Yeah, there aren't enough CLAs right now for...

Yeah, there aren't enough CLAs right now for demand, not a good time to buy in terms of dollars in your wallet afterwards.

On the other hand, it is a good time to buy the outgoing C Class, plus...
05-02-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,355
Posted By mac911

Glyn, are the ESLs pretty much guaranteed to go...

Glyn, are the ESLs pretty much guaranteed to go out then?

We appreciate your knowledge. You are truly saving people money and making the headaches a bit smaller!
04-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,070
Posted By mac911

Yeah the rims are different sizes so don't...

Yeah the rims are different sizes so don't bother.

Furthermore, I actually like not having to rotate the tires. It gives you one less thing to do or have done. Sure the rear tires will wear more...
12-16-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,447
Posted By mac911

I don't like the fact that in US, the cars will...

I don't like the fact that in US, the cars will be 4Matic at launch. Will RWD ever come out later? 4Matic takes take kick from the rear end fun out of driving.
12-16-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,447
Posted By mac911

I understand in United States, the launch W205...

I understand in United States, the launch W205 will be 4Matic only!

What??

A car like this, unless your weather requires it, is much more fun in RWD. What's the store behind this? Do you...
12-12-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 181,338
Posted By mac911

Good to know Glyn. What about the ESL they did...

Good to know Glyn. What about the ESL they did replace for RickP330?

Is that more commonly found to fail, or not so much either?

You're right about the thread probably making the issues seem...
12-12-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By mac911

You might just really like it! I've had my C...

You might just really like it! I've had my C from the same generation since the first year in 2008. The test drive should help you decide.

I don't find the ride too harsh. Without being too...
11-21-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,292
Posted By mac911

Same from me. The Mercedes feel, solidity is...

Same from me. The Mercedes feel, solidity is there for me with W204. I'm simply comparing it to the many other cars I drive when traveling, etc. It's a very unique, solid feel, like a vault.

I...
11-20-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,712
Posted By mac911

Is it possible Mercedes is trying to limit the...

Is it possible Mercedes is trying to limit the power and torque going through the W204's 4matic system?
11-18-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,292
Posted By mac911

In person, I think the interior is what is going...

In person, I think the interior is what is going to feel more premium/luxury than W204, but I could be wrong. In photos, I like interior a lot.

Exterior is fine. It seems somewhat subtle for...
11-15-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By mac911

Very sad to hear about your accident mark134uk,...

Very sad to hear about your accident mark134uk, but congratulations on the black car.

So the white car and the new one were both diesels? Is the 250 a more powerful engine? Is that making it...
11-15-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,593
Posted By mac911

Keep your mind open though. While a new assembly...

Keep your mind open though. While a new assembly line might have some hiccups, it's still Mercedes knowledge and knowledge of their suppliers going into the cars.

If you do get set on a W204, I...
11-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,752
Posted By mac911

Good find. Purflux is the SOGEFI line I...

Good find. Purflux is the SOGEFI line I mentioned in my drawn out post. Nice to see they have the aftermarket version already though at few retailers.

$16.28 plus shipping for the Purflux label...
11-14-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,578
Posted By mac911

Lunar Blue you almost never see. Might be hard...

Lunar Blue you almost never see. Might be hard to even order one at this point.

Steel Grey you see now and again, probably one of the more common after the popular ones you mentioned. It looks...
11-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Sure. Of course you read it, no details there! ...

Sure. Of course you read it, no details there!

Take any words from me with a grain of salt though. I have virtually no car work background. Honestly, I must look stupid working on a car. Just...
11-14-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,593
Posted By mac911

I agree. It depends on if you're financing or...

I agree. It depends on if you're financing or leasing though too, or neither.

W204 would still serve someone beautifully. However, it better be a fantastic deal.

I got my W204 only about...
11-14-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Ok... All 6 plugs changed to NGK PLKR6A. ...

Ok...

All 6 plugs changed to NGK PLKR6A. Even though thats a resistor plug, it's in owners manual and many cars came from factory with that plug. Thus far, performance is fine.

I torqued at...
11-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By mac911

Well they were probably just going to roll the...

Well they were probably just going to roll the entire price that you owe BMW (for entire car) into your lease, but obviously give you a big trade in credit to balance out most of that.

They are...
11-14-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,752
Posted By mac911

Yes, I was looking last year, and it's harder to...

Yes, I was looking last year, and it's harder to find now. For those new V6, it's no longer a Mann oil filter system.

SOGEFI now makes the oil filtration system and filter.

Mahle is developing...
11-14-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By mac911

I have another brand of car that has its control...

I have another brand of car that has its control units on the steering column go out too. I wonder why these are such fussy parts?

On that car, it will still start if it goes out, but your...
11-14-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By mac911

Finding it on Amazon isn't too hard. It's a D1S,...

Finding it on Amazon isn't too hard. It's a D1S, pick your choosing, just get a normal color temperature 4300k to 5000k. Get a brand like Philips or Sylvania (osram).

The advertiser above would...
11-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By mac911

Yes, that is very high. A guy just posted about...

Yes, that is very high. A guy just posted about a brand new C300 the other week on here and his offer was $420 I think.

This is the LAST year of the W204 generation, so the deals are pretty good....
11-13-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By mac911

Well, cars lose value fast, which is why it's...

Well, cars lose value fast, which is why it's never advantageous to to trade in (even if purchased) a car after a short time. It's also why some people don't like buying new cars.

With C Class...
11-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By mac911

If your car has xenon, it should be the D1S...

If your car has xenon, it should be the D1S (xenon bulb D1S).

Like you suggest, both sides of the car should have it replaced to match. Don't worry about it being bi xenon. That happens by it...
11-12-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By mac911

Yes, you can suck the oil out. I use the Mityvac...

Yes, you can suck the oil out. I use the Mityvac plus. Works fine enough. Just be careful how much you put back in.

However, I do not know what you mean about the fitting that seals to the...
11-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By mac911

My C Class wheels were made in Belgium. My...

My C Class wheels were made in Belgium.

My SLK class wheels were made in Germany.

The W204 cabin filter (mann or genuine) always comes from Czech Republic. It's amazing all the sources that...
11-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,558
Posted By mac911

There must have been a team made up of people...

There must have been a team made up of people like myself who selected the nav screen. I love it. I like that the entire dash doesn't have to be comprised/cut to put a screen in. The screen can...
11-08-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Both banks had Bosch with NO resistor. ...

Both banks had Bosch with NO resistor. Therefore, I put off changing them.

I'll probably get the NGK with resistor that way I could always say "that plug is in the owners manual," if questioned...
11-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Thanks Glyn! When my plugs arrive (resistor...

Thanks Glyn!

When my plugs arrive (resistor Bosch), I'm going to take out 1 plug from each bank and double confirm what brand/model came in mine. Unless they happen to be R version of Bosch, I'm...
11-08-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,100
Posted By mac911

Happy to share what I learned. And the Ultra...

Happy to share what I learned. And the Ultra Euro 5W40 is Pennzoil, penske are the dealerships that use it for service.

Amazon sells it. Normally 0w40 Mobil 1 can still be found cheaper though.
11-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By mac911

I have used something like Meguiar's Tar Remover...

I have used something like Meguiar's Tar Remover before, and then waxed back over it as it will remove any protection. It works "ok." as you state.

If you can get to it, say same day it happens,...
11-08-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Yep, you have already tested them out, so you...

Yep, you have already tested them out, so you should be all sorted. It should never be a worry I don't think, I was trying to learn more before deciding myself.


Regarding this YR7MPP33 for the...
11-08-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,100
Posted By mac911

astrobike - Here is where the confusion...

astrobike -

Here is where the confusion happens. If you go into a parts store, they have Formula M 5w40 Mobil 1 "ESP." *NEVER* use the ESP version in a gasoline Mercedes. This product is for...
11-07-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,662
Posted By mac911

For the most light output, Philips X-Treme Power...

For the most light output, Philips X-Treme Power H7 is a pretty decent choice. It's about the brightest H7 you can get, of course it's still a H7, but it is definitely brighter. Longevity won't be...
11-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 95,366
Posted By mac911

Yep, that's exactly how I felt posting my...

Yep, that's exactly how I felt posting my condition. :)

giovannifh - Nice work. I will study this and other repairs in case I should need to do it later.
11-07-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 95,366
Posted By mac911

Has anyone not had this happen? My car is...

Has anyone not had this happen?

My car is old 2008.

I recently unplugged the connector on both rear lights and both looked fine. Am I missing something? I wonder if there is anything...
11-06-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Thanks! Good to know. Oddly enough on the V6,...

Thanks! Good to know. Oddly enough on the V6, the NGK plugs for it are indeed "R" from the factory recommendation too. However, the Bosch option are non-R.

I suspect for some reason some...
11-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,007
Posted By mac911

I'm not sure I'd recommend getting it re-sprayed...

I'm not sure I'd recommend getting it re-sprayed entirely for only that damage.

I recently got a pre-owned car that had the front bumper re-sprayed. It was gorgeous when I got the car, but now...
11-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

I ended up choosing PLKR6A for about $12 each...

I ended up choosing PLKR6A for about $12 each from a speciality spark plug store online.

I really wanted to stay with a plug recommended in the owners manual.

PLKR7A could have been $1...
11-06-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By mac911

At least with the oil filter, I'm pretty sure...

At least with the oil filter, I'm pretty sure they are charging more than Mercedes MSRP, which they are welcome to do I suppose.

I'd type the part number in at getmercedesparts.com next time, of...
11-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,062
Posted By mac911

EEuroParts has the Mann part (CUK29005) for only...

EEuroParts has the Mann part (CUK29005) for only $18.05. I installed it in my C Class last weekend, it's the same part for the E Class.

This is same as a genuine filter.

Except, Mercedes &...
11-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By mac911

Not necessarily pre-mature. I did the one on my...

Not necessarily pre-mature. I did the one on my C300 for the third time over the weekend. It had been two years, but only 10,000 miles. I wouldn't say it was obstructed or anything, but it had...
11-05-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By mac911

This is a great point and as always, words of...

This is a great point and as always, words of someone much more knowledgeable.

I feel a bit bad about so thoroughly enduring the 10,000 mile oil change interval. I knew it was so easy on the...
11-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By mac911

I went factory fill on my 2008 C300 to 13,000...

I went factory fill on my 2008 C300 to 13,000 miles. Of course, that is V6 with 8+ quart sump.

Honestly, unless we're finding in oil analysis that the direct injected, turbo 1.8 liter is extra...
11-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By mac911

It's not a horrible deal, I would want longer...

It's not a horrible deal, I would want longer than 24 months, but perhaps that is the best term for the best price. The zero down is nice.

Drazil above mentioned that the car doesn't have the...
11-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,657
Posted By mac911

Spark Plugs - 4 Choices - What to choose?

2008 C300 (will help me choose for next year on my 09 SLK350 too):

Owner manuals both recommend either:

NGK PLKR6A

or Bosch Y7MPP33


The dealer has the correct Bosch listed above with...
11-05-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By mac911

Hi Scott...Actually your C250 if it is USA, has a...

Hi Scott...Actually your C250 if it is USA, has a 10,000 mile oil change interval.

*IF* you always use the MB Spec oil 229.5 (don't accidentally get 229.51 it's for diesel engines), and you...
10-23-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,051
Posted By mac911

I actually preferred the launch interior 08-11...

I actually preferred the launch interior 08-11 cars (no surprise since I have one) rather than face lift. Loved being able to hide screen completely, made for sporty look, I honestly never have the...
10-02-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By mac911

Or get a C Class because it's in the final year...

Or get a C Class because it's in the final year of W204, deals are vastly better.

CLA is a great car, but when you can get a RWD C Class for less money, it's the car to get.
10-02-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By mac911

CLA is a good, new, car. However, at the...

CLA is a good, new, car.

However, at the price point, hard not to choose a RWD C Class, still such a solid car.

Plus, since C Class is in the last year of W204, the deals are vastly better...
09-29-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By mac911

Thanks Glyn, Thing is, my SLK has this too...

Thanks Glyn,

Thing is, my SLK has this too around at least 1 of the 4 solenoids. The C has it around more or less, all 4 solenoids. The SLK only has 22,000 miles, and both the C & SLK have the...
09-15-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,234
Posted By mac911

Congratulations! What configuration did you end...

Congratulations! What configuration did you end up finding?

Honestly, for the money, C Class are a great deal. Mercedes puts so much money and R&D into the cars, that it truly shows. There are...
09-15-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,230
Posted By mac911

I agree that Sport mode is the preferred daily...

I agree that Sport mode is the preferred daily driving mode. It's not like other manufacturers where it holds shifts so long, it hurts fuel badly, etc.

Sport on a Mercedes should really be...
09-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By mac911

Is this a leak on my M272 engine (2008 C Class)?

I took off the small engine cover on my 2008 C CLass and I see dirt mixed in I believe oil around the connections/plugs/sensors on the front of the engine. Engine has 45,000 miles.

This is the...
04-28-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By mac911

Steps to replace armest with cup holder?

The center console area in my car, the area that includes the cup-holder and armrest is peeling . It's a fairly small part that goes on top of the larger just boxy center console that goes to floor.....
03-08-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,410
Posted By mac911

There is an OEM socket you can get. I believe the...

There is an OEM socket you can get. I believe the part number is
103 589 02 09 00

It can get stuck on the housing a bit though, so be ready to work it back off. It has some built in screws that...
03-01-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By mac911

The 2005s are getting slightly older and most you...

The 2005s are getting slightly older and most you see are high mileage. I believe some of these engines had problems (could be wrong), but I do not know much about the engine. I believe many call...
03-01-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,721
Posted By mac911

When you're in your 4 year factory warranty, find...

When you're in your 4 year factory warranty, find a good dealer and get those squeaks eliminated. Maybe they will only fix 2 of the 5 the first time, but next time you go in, have them look at the...
02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,922
Posted By mac911

What color is the paint? The Mercedes...

What color is the paint?

The Mercedes paint can be slightly hard to remove the scratches as it's pretty hard.

I would not use touch up at all, but I think you meant touch it up like...
02-28-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By mac911

I don't know, but they truly make it sound like I...

I don't know, but they truly make it sound like I was being petty for complaining about the three scratches.

They don't want to be responsible for anything whatsoever. I guess they would have to...
02-28-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,677
Posted By mac911

The car came out in mid 2007. In mid 2007, the...

The car came out in mid 2007. In mid 2007, the standard screen was actually pretty good.
02-28-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By mac911

Mobil's formulation of 0w30 is weaker in...

Mobil's formulation of 0w30 is weaker in additives than the Mercedes approved products Plus, additives aren't necessarily sourced from the Mercedes specified source as it is with approved products. ...
02-28-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,255
Posted By mac911

Buying OEM brake parts from get mercedes parts is...

Buying OEM brake parts from get mercedes parts is actually quite reasonable. I like to stay with OEM parts.

Of course, you will need to install them or have them installed.

Not sure if the...
02-28-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By mac911

That is a real bummer. Hope they sort out both...

That is a real bummer. Hope they sort out both issues quickly!

I had some work done recently and they put 3 scratches in my side skirt. They tried to remove them and couldn't sand said "tough...
02-27-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,120
Posted By mac911

kevink2 I agree that it is silly for the car...

kevink2

I agree that it is silly for the car to default to E every time. I was happy my 08 & 09 cars were before they started that. After all, do you have to change the radio, AC, seat position,...
02-27-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,890
Posted By mac911

The car does look good indeed! I always think...

The car does look good indeed! I always think highly of the 3.2 engine.

I hope you can sort out the issue without too much trouble the car really does look great!

The lines through the...
02-27-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By mac911

I don't know how normal it is, but 1 quart in...

I don't know how normal it is, but 1 quart in 10,000 miles doesn't sound like that much to me. Mine do not seem to go down at all (yet).

Are you sure it wasn't down the quart all along? Which...
02-27-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,875
Posted By mac911

I'm not a mod guy myself, and I have to say, this...

I'm not a mod guy myself, and I have to say, this looks awesome!

Very nice work!!! Awesome looking car!
02-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By mac911

The car looks great! 07s were a great year. ...

The car looks great!

07s were a great year. Enjoy it!
02-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By mac911

Awesome information. I haven't noticed any oil...

Awesome information. I haven't noticed any oil consumption whatsoever with my cars (knock on wood) thus far.

I guess the ring/bore system is different (or they break them in) in AMGs since they...
02-26-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,979
Posted By mac911

You are told to re-tighten the screws on top of...

You are told to re-tighten the screws on top of the unit regularly.

I agree though what is best for each person is the right solution. I know I wouldn't even do the oil change (myself) if it...
02-26-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,979
Posted By mac911

If it broke the first use after buying, I would...

If it broke the first use after buying, I would have returned it.


To those who say you get to do an inspection, that is a good point. However, someone who does a DIY oil change can always...
02-25-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,979
Posted By mac911

That is the one I called plus, so we have the...

That is the one I called plus, so we have the same one.

I have to be honest, my oil stopped siphoning out, but I poured some out and tried sucking again to be safe. Supposedly there is an...
02-25-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By mac911

I know you didn't ask me, but I wouldn't worry...

I know you didn't ask me, but I wouldn't worry about the viscosity as long as it's not something particularly odd. The Mobil 1 0w40 quickly goes into a 30 weight range once ran a few hundred miles,...
02-25-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,979
Posted By mac911

Use extraction, it's a huge "feature" of these...

Use extraction, it's a huge "feature" of these cars as far as I'm concerned. Why put car in the air when you don't need to? Do what the dealer does, extract!

Just drive the car 10-15 minutes...
02-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,660
Posted By mac911

801 brings up a good point. However, the...

801 brings up a good point.

However, the original post says 2008. 2008 is very likely past the affected engine range, but I also recommend the OP checks the engine number to be extra safe.
02-25-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,396
Posted By mac911

P2, Pano Roof, & 4Matic, I think you got a solid...

P2, Pano Roof, & 4Matic, I think you got a solid deal indeed! $60k MSRP!

Enjoy that car at the good price. 22,000 miles is still new!
02-25-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,784
Posted By mac911

The government mileage numbers are always so...

The government mileage numbers are always so frustrating.

I have to rent cars regularly, and I am always amazed that the 4 cylinder cars that have these astonishing MPG numbers on paper, get the...
02-25-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,422
Posted By mac911

Hum, could you post a picture of the swipe? ...

Hum, could you post a picture of the swipe?

A swipe doesn't really sound like the type of thing you would use touch up on.

Honestly, touch up normally looks bad even on its appropriate purpose,...
02-25-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By mac911

Glyn Would you say the 15km number is give...

Glyn

Would you say the 15km number is give or take for the break in Shell oil?

My SLK only had 7000+ miles at 1 year, but probably not too early? After all, I put my foot down enough in it.
...
02-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,417
Posted By mac911

I always worry if my dealer did the full change...

I always worry if my dealer did the full change on my C Class. At least you can now.

My dealer's manager did tell me immediately that they do torque converter with no hesitation, but who knows?
...
02-24-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By mac911

If you didn't have navigation unit, you could get...

If you didn't have navigation unit, you could get this add on item called NAV+4. Then the songs could appear on the tiny 4-inch screen that non-Nav cars have. NAV+4 is like a $2000 dealer installed...
02-22-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 35,128
Posted By mac911

Very sorry to hear this happened to you! It's a...

Very sorry to hear this happened to you! It's a shame they can't do some kind of recall on this.

I did want to ask you a question, do you have a lot of keys on the keyring with the Mercedes key? ...
02-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,860
Posted By mac911

If I owned a gas station, I sure wouldn't make...

If I owned a gas station, I sure wouldn't make someone pay for such an accident.

Is this car still for sell? Do you have any links to information on the sell?
02-22-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By mac911

One issue that *could* pop up with the 06 & 07...

One issue that *could* pop up with the 06 & 07 when they have the 2.5 V6, 3.0 V6, and 3.5 V6 is the balance shaft and socket issue. It's a shame too because these cars really did great nicely sorted...
02-22-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 71,102
Posted By mac911

If you use a Top Tier gas at every fill up, like...

If you use a Top Tier gas at every fill up, like Shell or Chevron, Mobil, etc. you probably do not need a fuel system cleaner.

If you still want to use one, Cheveron Techron's is one of the best...
02-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,932
Posted By mac911

I have one or two higher end waxes like Pinnacle...

I have one or two higher end waxes like Pinnacle Souveran (it truly looks awesome on black but it doesn't last too long).

Most carnauba waxes and carnauba waxes with polishing oils will look...
02-22-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,427
Posted By mac911

That is so frustrating. My dealer is pretty good...

That is so frustrating. My dealer is pretty good about believing me on issues. Some issues I will take videos, but I guess a video wouldn't show up this problem too well.

Perhaps try calling...
02-21-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,496
Posted By mac911

I had read that Mercedes High Performance engines...

I had read that Mercedes High Performance engines in UK (formerly a division of Ilmor) helped design the new 2.0 liter AMG Turbo? That is the UK group who design the F1 engines, but perhaps it was...
02-20-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,537
Posted By mac911

Fun pictures and great looking E Class. ...

Fun pictures and great looking E Class.

Honestly, I have twice had a W212 for one week as rentals. One time in France and one time here in the US. Both times, the car blew me away. It was truly...
02-20-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,730
Posted By mac911

I think it would be devastating to drop the V8...

I think it would be devastating to drop the V8 from the E Class. While the V8s are harder to find on the lots, some people will only buy V8s and AMGs are quite a bit more. Plus, the Coupe isn't...
02-20-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,010
Posted By mac911

Mine also has a small rattle when it is "up." ...

Mine also has a small rattle when it is "up."

Does everyone get this?
02-20-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By mac911

I say keep the C Class. It will continue to be a...

I say keep the C Class. It will continue to be a comfortable car to get around when needed. A few years down the line, simply add a toy like the Porsche if you want.
02-20-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 74,259
Posted By mac911

This should probably be its own thread, but I...

This should probably be its own thread, but I thought I would add...

On the newest Mercedes engines (the new V6s and V8s), Mercedes seems to be saying goodbye to Mann filter for oil filter...
02-20-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,050
Posted By mac911

That is a rather confusing email. So your car is...

That is a rather confusing email. So your car is being used within Europe?

A 2008 is certainly after 229.5 spec came out, it's the latest, so I'd stick with it. Mobil 1 0w40 is easily available.
02-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 74,259
Posted By mac911

I love the topsider method. Honestly, as silly...

I love the topsider method. Honestly, as silly as it sounds, I think that is a good reason to buy a Mercedes. It makes it so much easier. Newer BMWs no longer have a way to do the topsider method...
02-19-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,050
Posted By mac911

The best oil is Mobil 1 0w40. It has the richest...

The best oil is Mobil 1 0w40. It has the richest additives pack of the Mobil options. You *MUST* meet 229.5 spec.

Just get Mobil 1 0w40. Every Porsche engine comes with Mobil 1 0w40 in it. ...
02-19-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 74,259
Posted By mac911

Good to hear you got the answer. Amazon...

Good to hear you got the answer.

Amazon will likely carry the filter eventually. Right now they have a 514, but not the Y, they have a X which is for the older 4 cylinder supercharged engines....
02-19-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,606
Posted By mac911

Thanks for the information. I just had not seen...

Thanks for the information. I just had not seen one, so thanks for clarifying what they look like (paper). I agree, those paper filters are still very strong and that is what BMW has always used,...
02-19-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,606
Posted By mac911

What did the filter look like? Is it a paper...

What did the filter look like? Is it a paper filter for the M271 or a fleece (white element)?

I bet it was satisfying to get it done yourself!
02-19-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 181,338
Posted By mac911

Well, I haven't seen people quote more than $1600...

Well, I haven't seen people quote more than $1600 or so, but your situation might be different.

I hope it all works out and perhaps it is simpler in your case. Let us know how it goes, your...
02-19-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 74,259
Posted By mac911

If all else fails, buy this first filter from the...

If all else fails, buy this first filter from the dealer. Take note of the Mann number that should be on the end of the filter itself, if you want to go that route next time.

Also, it's just me,...
02-19-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 52,279
Posted By mac911

I use Premium & Top Tier Brands (example, Shell,...

I use Premium & Top Tier Brands (example, Shell, Chevron, Mobil, 76, etc).

You never know if you might want to keep the vehicle after the lease, and you will want it to have been treated nicely...
02-18-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,574
Posted By mac911

I wonder those with this problem what brand of...

I wonder those with this problem what brand of gas you use?

In certain vehicles, Techron concentrate (fuel system cleaner not the fuel injector one that is more diluted) has shown to help restore...
02-18-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By mac911

I have kept two leases from MB Financial and they...

I have kept two leases from MB Financial and they gave me $0 off. The only thing they gave me was decent APR and they made it oh so easy but just sending me papers in mail.

The dealer wanted...
02-18-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,896
Posted By mac911

Yeah it's extremely low bit-rate. Depending...

Yeah it's extremely low bit-rate.

Depending on the channel, it doesn't sound too great. I'm not too picky though as I have a favorite channel, and I'd rather not program my own songs.

What's...
02-17-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 181,338
Posted By mac911

In the old days, before these fancy ignitions I...

In the old days, before these fancy ignitions I would read of people claiming having lots of keys on keyring caused strained.

Could there be any truth to that now? I do not have even a keyring...
02-17-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,207
Posted By mac911

My 2009 SLK Aux is fine, but it has the media...

My 2009 SLK Aux is fine, but it has the media interface.

My 2008 C Class sounds like your situation. It has standard AUX in glovebox, and it is WAY too quiet. I wrote all the executives at...
02-17-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By mac911

Well, I would watch out for the fact she has a...

Well, I would watch out for the fact she has a huge comfortable seat now, and she will be in a car about the size of a shoe in the SLK.

I am not being mean to the SLK, I have one, and I love it....
02-17-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,657
Posted By mac911

The problem with the CLA the first year or two is...

The problem with the CLA the first year or two is that they will be a pretty hot ticket I suspect.

Unknowing buyers will be driving home leased CLAs for more money than C Classes that will have...
02-17-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By mac911

Thanks !! Any idea why Bremen has this...

Thanks !!

Any idea why Bremen has this additional plant code now? Perhaps they have expanded the plant?
02-17-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By mac911

Where are 2013s built?

Hi

I was looking at some new 2013 GLKs and noticed their VIN plant identification has changed this year. It is now G. This is the letter towards the end of the VIN.

Previously it was F, which...
02-16-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By mac911

Congratulations on the new car! I honestly...

Congratulations on the new car!

I honestly wouldn't worry about the engine. That is a great engine you have. While they bring the power down about 20 percent, they only bring the torque down...
02-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 62,017
Posted By mac911

Did you still have them fix it or waiting on a...

Did you still have them fix it or waiting on a recall?


UPDATE - My car was built Fall 2007 in Germany, so it is over 5 years old, and I have 42,000 miles.
I just unplugged the connectors on...
02-15-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,006
Posted By mac911

Great review. I bet your new tails look great. ...

Great review. I bet your new tails look great.

Where is MB Tech located?
02-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,350
Posted By mac911

You have a true gem though with the manual. Keep...

You have a true gem though with the manual. Keep enjoying it! That is a big difference between pre and post facelift availability!
02-15-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 62,017
Posted By mac911

Yes, the lighting package cars pre-facelift in US...

Yes, the lighting package cars pre-facelift in US have the LED turn signals, so it is a different assembly overall. I was wondering if those have also failed?
02-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,350
Posted By mac911

Before my C Class, I hated black interiors with a...

Before my C Class, I hated black interiors with a passion. I think our interpretations on our likes can change over time.

Just my opinion.

I have seen black with ash like you have, and I...
02-15-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,350
Posted By mac911

Everything is up for interpretation. I still see...

Everything is up for interpretation. I still see some of those basketball textures in the facelift ones. The lighter color interiors I don't get with these cars because I think the materials look...
02-15-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By mac911

I had Media Plus on my SLK for a while. I sold...

I had Media Plus on my SLK for a while. I sold it after not too long. It was a neat idea, but not the greatest.

I'd go for the satellite radio though it will be expensive.
02-15-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 70,122
Posted By mac911

I keep a log of my services and repairs. My...

I keep a log of my services and repairs.

My C300 has 41,000 miles over 5 years. I did the last service myself, but otherwise (including the parts for that last service myself) I have spent $3100...
02-15-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 62,017
Posted By mac911

Have these failures occurred on xenon cars or non...

Have these failures occurred on xenon cars or non xenon cars?

I ask because xenon cars have different rear light assemblies.

Thanks!
01-24-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By mac911

Exactly. The common Mercedes like C Class, E...

Exactly. The common Mercedes like C Class, E Class, SLK Class, etc. have 7 model year cycles, so you can easily find out years ago when the W205 would come out.

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012...
01-24-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By mac911

Did entire world change turn signal stalk for 2013?

I have noticed that most Mercedes in the US have swapped the turn signal swap position with the cruise control position for 2013.

Mercedes I drove always had the cruise control as the highest...
11-17-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,225
Posted By mac911

I have always found it is VERY hard to drop your...

I have always found it is VERY hard to drop your insurance. When I switched providers a few years back, I had to call 10x+ for the original company to stop billing me and accept it was cancelled. ...
11-16-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By mac911

Will the W205 be completely new as the W204 was...

Will the W205 be completely new as the W204 was over the W203?

Or will it be more like the R171 -> R172 when the core chassis was just slightly evolved?

If the images are correct, the changes...
11-16-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,555
Posted By mac911

.....when you get a loaner C250, merge onto...

.....when you get a loaner C250, merge onto highway and wonder why the engine sounds a tad rough.
11-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By mac911

If it is a domed road, both my Mercedes pull to...

If it is a domed road, both my Mercedes pull to the right slightly. On a flat road, they are pretty much perfect.

Some American cars are supposedly setup for the domed roads and drive straight...
11-10-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,886
Posted By mac911

Look in the owners manual. It gives you two...

Look in the owners manual. It gives you two options I believe.

Look those two options up on Amazon or Rock Auto if you're certain it's the right part number.

Stay with the two options in the...
11-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 37,351
Posted By mac911

I am a bit confused by this. What good does...

I am a bit confused by this.

What good does this harness do? If the solenoid hasn't starting leaking, does the campaign harness prevent them from ever leaking or could it still happen?
11-09-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By mac911

These actually have some decent reviews at...

These actually have some decent reviews at Costco's site.

The one complaint I've read from people is that the product which removes the mineral gets used up fast or something.

Let us know how...
11-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 181,338
Posted By mac911

For those that have had this problem, is your car...

For those that have had this problem, is your car South Africa build or Germany build?
11-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By mac911

Well, considering I need new tires every 10,000...

Well, considering I need new tires every 10,000 miles, I hope. The worry comes at this 5 year or so mark when you're buying new times, do you take the added expense now or wait for them to go bad?
...
11-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By mac911

The only thing with the cheap sensors is that the...

The only thing with the cheap sensors is that the dealer probably won't install them.

I have a tire shop where I can haul one wheel at a time there, but that is so much work and their balancing...
11-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By mac911

Have any of your TPMS batteries gone dead?

I am going to be replacing some rear tires soon.

The dealer alerted me that as the car will soon be five years old, I might want to replace the TPMS when I get the tires replaced. They stated...
10-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,200
Posted By mac911

I got $150 off $300 for C300 (2008). A...

I got $150 off $300 for C300 (2008).

A measly $25 off $50 for SLK350 (2009).

Honestly, the SLK coupon is almost embarrassing. If I ask my service advisor and she'll give way more than $25...
10-10-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,120
Posted By mac911

mikefili I consider it a big screw up around...

mikefili

I consider it a big screw up around 2010 when Mercedes started defaulting transmission to E/C instead of wherever the driver sets it.

After all, do you have to adjust your seat, radio,...
10-10-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5,533
Views: 2,857,521
Posted By mac911

I really like it! Jealous! Beautiful...

I really like it! Jealous!

Beautiful wheels, nice side markers, etc. Really looks slick while not taking away completely from Mercedes looking and thankfully not turning into all aftermarket...
09-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,641
Posted By mac911

I know it can feel like a bummer, but we do...

I know it can feel like a bummer, but we do learn. I felt sick when I got my C300 as it wasn't a very good deal, but eventually got over it.

You do have a VERY nice car, lots of options and...
03-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By mac911

I don't agree unless you ONLY drive at night. ...

I don't agree unless you ONLY drive at night. Most of the time the lights won't be on anyway.


I think the car is absolutely stunning. The C350 is proving to be VERY hard to find since the...
03-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 76,348
Posted By mac911

I previously refused to ever use C mode in my...

I previously refused to ever use C mode in my cars. I found it ridiculous to limit your gears.

I still don't love it...I'm normally in sport.

However, I find driving around the neighborhoods,...
03-09-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 54,204
Posted By mac911

Wow. It's scary how often this has happened to...

Wow. It's scary how often this has happened to you guys. Good luck in the future! I have my fingers crossed for myself too!
03-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,371
Posted By mac911

What's also horrible on the 2008 cars is the AUX...

What's also horrible on the 2008 cars is the AUX line in audio. It is horribly quiet. Absolutely ridiculous. It should have been a recall IMHO.

I have no idea how Mercedes screwed up Aux In and...
03-07-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

You were right to ask in the first place and to...

You were right to ask in the first place and to get the word out. The point still exists, we need to be careful and find out what our dealers use.

Just the fact they gave the wrong answers at...
03-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 259,456
Posted By mac911

Everyone's coupes look fantastic. I was...

Everyone's coupes look fantastic.

I was honestly somewhat skeptical on the coupes at first, but the pictures here all look gorgeous. Congratulations to everyone!

Furthermore, with all C Class...
03-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,259
Posted By mac911

Honestly, in the US, I do not know why they are...

Honestly, in the US, I do not know why they are bringing the 250.

It would be one thing if it had a 2.0 Liter Turbo like BMW's new one.

However, this 1.8 is just a step backwards. Not enough...
03-06-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,425
Posted By mac911

I wonder if leather conditioner would help to...

I wonder if leather conditioner would help to some degree just because it's going to coat the thread a bit when it coats the leather?

I will have to keep a close eye on my SLK.
03-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,002
Posted By mac911

No need to rebadge. Be happy with what you have,...

No need to rebadge. Be happy with what you have, a model in the company's history.

Plus, with the 250 now, some people will see some superiority of the number "300."

After all, I do still...
03-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By mac911

I think the new A-Class looks great. The AMG...

I think the new A-Class looks great. The AMG will only be better (A25 AMG might be my next Mercedes).

The sad thing is, on the base car, the engines are too small.

The A Class (besides AMG)...
03-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

It sure is scary to think how many cars they are...

It sure is scary to think how many cars they are sending out each day with the ESP if true. Even worse is on the 08 and earlier cars that go 13,000 miles between changes. The TBN on the ESP oil...
03-06-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,383
Posted By mac911

Yes, this would effectively be what I meant. If...

Yes, this would effectively be what I meant. If you look at an analysis on a factory fill, you can see iron numbers of 100+ PPM, not always, but not a surprise if you do. If you change the oil,...
03-06-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

I'm pretty sure Fletcher Jones uses a Valvoline...

I'm pretty sure Fletcher Jones uses a Valvoline product. At least they did at one time. I saw it mentioned here and I believe I saw an analysis with it. On paper, it looked the tiniest bit weaker...
03-06-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

I thought this about my dealer at one time too. ...

I thought this about my dealer at one time too. I took it HIGH UP at MBUSA.

However, I was completely wrong and embarrassed and my oil analysis showed they had not used the ESP oil on my cars. ...
03-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,383
Posted By mac911

As Mobil 1 says in one of their YourTube videos,...

As Mobil 1 says in one of their YourTube videos, "Absolutely, Positively, False." On a car that doesn't require synthetic oil, you can switch back and forth between synthetic and conventional, all...
03-05-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,383
Posted By mac911

10k is not outrageous with 8.5 quarts of oil even...

10k is not outrageous with 8.5 quarts of oil even in this first fill. I actually went 13,000 miles on mine, and the car runs and analysis look good on it today. The break in oil is a 5w30 Shell...
03-05-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

Yes, the ESP Formula M you do not want in your...

Yes, the ESP Formula M you do not want in your gas car for a long service fill.

However, there is a non-ESP Formula M, simply Mobil 1 Formula M 5w40 that is completely approved against the...
03-05-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By mac911

Based on the fact, I can see FORM, beginning to...

Based on the fact, I can see FORM, beginning to spell out FORMULA M, it seems you likely received Mobil 1 Formula M 5w30 (gasoline version).

If that is what you received, no worries. This is...
01-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,973
Posted By mac911

DMoney08 - I had one as a rental car for...

DMoney08 -

I had one as a rental car for about ten days a while back.

I'm not a "SUV Person," so to speak. I don't really like being up in the air. Just not something I'm used to, and the...
01-11-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,281
Posted By mac911

I thought the same at one time, but you also hear...

I thought the same at one time, but you also hear about people experience "noise" with these engines. When I look at oil analysis, they seem to put out more wear too, of course every engine is...
01-11-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,148
Posted By mac911

I don't mind the stock steering wheel. It seems...

I don't mind the stock steering wheel. It seems sporty to me.

However, your steering wheel looks 5x better! I also agree with you that it's more appropriate to get the wheel from the...
01-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,133
Posted By mac911

The renderings look ok. I'll take one in AMG...

The renderings look ok. I'll take one in AMG variant, German built please!
01-10-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,281
Posted By mac911

Nope, I do not like the idea of this at all! ...

Nope, I do not like the idea of this at all!

Hopefully the V6 & V8 models with German Engines will still be made in Germany.

Honestly making the engines here too, even if we know it's just as...
01-09-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By mac911

Must have been a nasty way to start the day. ...

Must have been a nasty way to start the day.

Hope it won't set you back too much and that you get it sorted quickly, without many headaches. Good luck!
01-09-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,937
Posted By mac911

At least they are making it RWD according to the...

At least they are making it RWD according to the posts here.

I do not understand this category of car when they aren't RWD.

I think there are worse cars than the new Cadillacs, not so bad.
01-09-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,824
Posted By mac911

I wonder when you have bad coil pack, if you...

I wonder when you have bad coil pack, if you could unplug one at a time, until you find one that when you unplug it, no change occurs in engine performance (besides original problem). That might let...
01-08-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,824
Posted By mac911

Anyway to figure out which coil pack when this...

Anyway to figure out which coil pack when this happens?

After warranty, this would likely be an easy thing to change yourself?
01-08-2012, 01:12 AM
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Posted By mac911

Extremely professional work! Very nice indeed!

Extremely professional work! Very nice indeed!
12-30-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,601
Posted By mac911

Honestly, I know there may be a bottleneck with...

Honestly, I know there may be a bottleneck with ordering Lighting package. In terms of finding one on the lot, they just don't put the lighting package on many US Mercs when not standard. Honestly,...
12-30-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mac911

Awesome. I will try this if needed. Before...

Awesome. I will try this if needed. Before trying the sun, I tried a hair dryer because it was within easy reach (hopefully she didn't notice). I didn't try long enough with it and it probably...
12-30-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mac911

Hey AdidasC230... I parked the car in the...

Hey AdidasC230...

I parked the car in the sun for 3 hours, where the mirror had sun directly hitting it. It magically put it 90 percent back to normal. I don't know if this is a real "Fix," or...
12-28-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mac911

I guess it is pretty widespread then. Thanks for...

I guess it is pretty widespread then. Thanks for confirming. I appreciate it!

I think it makes it look like the car is 20 years old or something. Plus, when half the letters are white and half...
12-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mac911

No one has noticed this on the car since reading...

No one has noticed this on the car since reading this the past few days?

Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
12-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By mac911

Sorry for all your bad luck today. It's a very...

Sorry for all your bad luck today. It's a very busy time to be out. I sometimes get a rental car this time of the year because of that.

However, thankfully, I think you had some luck in that...
12-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mac911

Peeling "Objects in Mirror" Passenger Mirror.

2008 C300. On the passenger side rear view mirror, where it reads "Obejects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear," or something similar, some of the letters are turning white. The correct letters...
12-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By mac911

I use the 20 ounce bottle. I get near empty tank...

I use the 20 ounce bottle. I get near empty tank (less than 1/4 tank), pour in entire 20 ounce bottle, and then fill up the car.

I do this once per year. Don't know if this is bad or good to...
12-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,811
Posted By mac911

I must admit I do not have a SB. However, I...

I must admit I do not have a SB.

However, I would like to try one at some point. It's just a bit expensive.

It does seem there is very little response early in the throttle on Mercedes...
12-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 42,205
Posted By mac911

I'd probably choose the 350, but I'd do...

I'd probably choose the 350, but I'd do EVERYTHING I could to find with with lighting package! I miss this so much on my SLK and love it on my C Class.

The lighting is just something I really...
12-01-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By mac911

Awesome. I was really off base with that idea...

Awesome. I was really off base with that idea though. Even Canada has the new 3.5 with full 301 HP in 4MATIC option.

You must be on to something with the gasoline or some other specific market...
12-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By mac911

Great. Is it 4MATIC by chance? The reason I ask...

Great. Is it 4MATIC by chance? The reason I ask is that in the U.S. you cannot get the new 3.5 liter in 4MATIC.

I wondered if for some reason they are putting the slightly detune 3.5 in the...
12-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By mac911

Ok...update... I just visited the Mercedes...

Ok...update...

I just visited the Mercedes Russia website.

They do seem to call the 3.5 liter a C300. I guess the reason being is the approximately 250 HP output (it said 185kW).

However,...
12-01-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By mac911

In the U.S. the C300 has 228 HP and is 3.0 liter....

In the U.S. the C300 has 228 HP and is 3.0 liter.

The C350 previously had 268 HP and was 3.5 liter. The new 3.5 liter C350 has 301 HP.


Whatever you have, you shouldn't feel bad. You...
12-01-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,035
Posted By mac911

Yes, sorry, I wasn't mentally thinking about the...

Yes, sorry, I wasn't mentally thinking about the title of the thread being "Coupe."

Yes, I have visited Stuttgart, and sadly, I'm one of the morons that call Sindelfingen the same as Stuttgart. ...
12-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,082
Posted By mac911

Glyn, please keep us updated upon delivery! We...

Glyn, please keep us updated upon delivery! We want to hear and see more about this great car! We don't read enough about the CLKs!
12-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,035
Posted By mac911

Yes, it's that one letter towards the end of the...

Yes, it's that one letter towards the end of the VIN.

R is South Africa.

F is Bremen, Germany.

A is Stuttgart, Germany.

This time of the year you can find some German built C Classes...
11-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,082
Posted By mac911

Very cool Glyn. Wow. At $100 even if it's just...

Very cool Glyn. Wow. At $100 even if it's just a longer term wax, it's worth it. Thats worth it to take it home looking better than ever too.

Here, they want $500+ or something silly and...
11-30-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,882
Posted By mac911

Black interior looks GREAT with Palladium. I...

Black interior looks GREAT with Palladium. I will try to send you those pictures you requested if I can find some.
11-30-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,692
Posted By mac911

This seems like an odd problem people keep...

This seems like an odd problem people keep having, doesn't it? Odd in that, it's an odd thing we have to worry about.

Another flaw to look out for I guess. Good luck stark.1!
11-30-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,552
Posted By mac911

Is it hard to get a dealer to change this...

Is it hard to get a dealer to change this XENON=PRESENT setting for you?
11-30-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By mac911

I'd probably not want to keep the stickers, but...

I'd probably not want to keep the stickers, but it's up to you.

Your car looks fantastic though! W203s have great classic Mercedes lines, and I really like every time I see one. I have been...
11-30-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,082
Posted By mac911

The front end of that E Coupe is the worst bit...

The front end of that E Coupe is the worst bit for me. It's not bad otherwise. I'd still take a CLK over it though. I'd feel guilty otherwise. It's possible in 5 years we will see the E Coupe in...
11-30-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,882
Posted By mac911

I go Palladium and not just because I have one...

I go Palladium and not just because I have one car in Palladium.

I find white cars can look awesome brand new and if the car has beautiful lines as it shows every line in a LOT of detail. My mouth...
11-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,247
Posted By mac911

Give the Mercedes a try. I think you'll like it....

Give the Mercedes a try. I think you'll like it.

Lexus/Toyota does have impeccable reliability.

However, Mercedes reliability is strong again, and the cars are just made great. Look at...
11-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By mac911

Great information all! Nice to hear about some...

Great information all! Nice to hear about some of these W204s that have truly been used/enjoyed, and holding up nicely. Appreciate that feedback.
11-28-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,082
Posted By mac911

Glyn - That CLK is absolutely gorgeous. I...

Glyn -

That CLK is absolutely gorgeous. I have always loved CLKs, and these later ones in particular!

The E Coupe doesn't have the classic lines that I love about this CLK. Fantastic choice!
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