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07-10-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By docsout

Tennessee, thank you for the reference to article...

Tennessee, thank you for the reference to article on wheel production. Fascinating. Great explanation and comparison. Thanks again.
07-08-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By docsout

I'd like an explanation of the differences...

I'd like an explanation of the differences between cast v.s. forged wheels. Is one stronger than the other? Also, how does one forge a wheel into a perfect circle within tolerances?
07-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By docsout

1- Eddie, yes 2- Tennessee, thank.

1- Eddie, yes
2- Tennessee, thank.
07-07-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By docsout

In fact, as I reflect on this topic the writing’s...

In fact, as I reflect on this topic the writing’s on the wall. The v12 is out and with AMG squeezing more and more power and torque out of 6 cylinders and even 4cylinders engines, how many of you...
07-07-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By docsout

Whoa, whoa, as the op I didn’t say I had one or...

Whoa, whoa, as the op I didn’t say I had one or wanted one. Geez, all I said was that it had impressive zip, as I’ve never experienced one before.
Interesting comment by Utopia. I agree with him.
Forum: AMG GT
07-07-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By docsout

The AMG GT will ride harder in Comfort than the...

The AMG GT will ride harder in Comfort than the SL in Sport.
THAT answers my question. Thanks, I was looking for AMG styling with some element of comfort. Apparently, I'm 'in the wrong pew'. LOL
07-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By docsout

6 v.s. 8 in 222

Let's hear some opinions of a 222 with a 6 v.s. an 8. I recently used a 2019 S Class loaner with a 6 and I was very impressed with the zip. Yes, yes, yes I know a 6 can't compete with an 8 but,...
07-06-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By docsout

air pressure v.s. split wheels

I'm intro comfort. But, my 231 has 19" RF and no ABC. I have run 33psi trying for comfort. Then, my service adviser says I've got a RF wheel with 6 splits and also a flattened area. Car only used in...
Forum: AMG GT
07-05-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By docsout

Ride control

New to forum. Question: is AMG Ride Control the same as MBC in S Class and ABC in SL? I'm speaking in the comfort mode, i.e., does Ride Control soften the ride?
06-25-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,584
Posted By docsout

Get this, glass won’t be in until ‘sometime’ in...

Get this, glass won’t be in until ‘sometime’ in July. Arghhh!
06-25-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,584
Posted By docsout

waited 3 weeks..Replacement came off truck,...

waited 3 weeks..Replacement came off truck, broken. Reorder.
06-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By docsout

Got the tee shirt.

Got the tee shirt.
06-16-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By docsout

Sporty in appearance, swooping roof, different...

Sporty in appearance, swooping roof, different grill/front end but same lux interior and suspension as sedan. Whatever, apparently it will not see light of day.
06-16-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By docsout

Everyone is right having to do with definitely...

Everyone is right having to do with definitely getting ABC. I don’t have it and sorely miss it. (Previous model had it standard, new model does not, unbeknownst to me when ordering new model).
06-14-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By docsout

Reluctantly, I understand and agree with Wolfman....

Reluctantly, I understand and agree with Wolfman. But, if MB is trying to attract younger buyers that are in the market for an S Class (read wealthy) and who are attracted to lux and space, then they...
06-13-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By docsout

Sport version S Class 2021

Long ago, I posted a query if there would be a sporty model 223. The general responses were, no way.
Just saw that BMW is offering the new 8 in a grande coup version. If it's as lux as an S, I'll...
06-07-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By docsout

Again thank you, konigstiger, I admire your depth...

Again thank you, konigstiger, I admire your depth of knowledge all things technical.
06-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By docsout

Merci beaucoup, to you both.

Merci beaucoup, to you both.
06-06-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By docsout

2020 S Class

Does anyone have any news of the debut of the new S Class? Seems this thing ought to be out this Fall yet, the internet/this forum is unseemly quiet. Thoughts? Prognostications? Wolfman?
06-06-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By docsout

Rear seat belt defect

Wasn't there a service bulletin for defective retraction mechanism of rear seat belt in '14 222? Any help, konigstiger. Thanks.
05-23-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,541
Posted By docsout

I wonder how much influence the Chinese market...

I wonder how much influence the Chinese market has on these changes. Got to go where the volume is and their preferences.. Just saying.
05-20-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By docsout

JY MB, why won’t you order ruby black again?

JY MB, why won’t you order ruby black again?
04-25-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,418
Posted By docsout

To reiterate, as I said long ago reference MB...

To reiterate, as I said long ago reference MB going soft top, "Son, there's money to be lost here, best to reconsider". Young folks predominately rent, can't even afford roofs over their heads, much...
04-05-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By docsout

Whoa! Like the Cajun said, YOU scored a 100!...

Whoa! Like the Cajun said, YOU scored a 100! Really happy for you.
04-04-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By docsout

Whatever happened to weekly hand washing the car,...

Whatever happened to weekly hand washing the car, and biannual polish(claying), and wax. All it cost is elbow grease. And, it's gratifying. Am I missing something here?
04-02-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By docsout

Angry I special ordered my SL ($120K) not even...

I special ordered my SL ($120K) not even considering that ABC would not be included as it had been on my previous model. Guess what? I keep telling my wife, this thing rides like a potato wagon...
03-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By docsout

Ozone loss is due to China and India still using...

Ozone loss is due to China and India still using dung as fuel for cooking and using 1940's diesel engines. The USA's 300M people don't amount to squat compared to their gazillions of people....
03-24-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By docsout

Thank you, Wolfman. 1- I thought the AMGs had...

Thank you, Wolfman. 1- I thought the AMGs had vertical grill. 2-this pic was from the New York International Autu Show and hence I’m wondering what’s a ‘16 model doing there? Anyway, hence my...
03-24-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By docsout

http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/auto-show-photo...

http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/auto-show-photos.asp?imageId=293591&galleryId=1194
03-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By docsout

Let me try your suggestion and I’ll respond if it...

Let me try your suggestion and I’ll respond if it solved the problem. Thanks. Appreciate it.
03-24-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By docsout

How do I post a pic? Thanks.

How do I post a pic? Thanks.
03-24-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By docsout

blob:https://mbworld.org/48a3071a-a28c-4f4f-bfb0-8...

blob:https://mbworld.org/48a3071a-a28c-4f4f-bfb0-865a15b45ad0
03-23-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By docsout

Stuck butttons

Rear seat center fold down console cup holders have buttons to elevate the top when not in use. Both are stuck down and will not rise dispite multiple attempts with release buttons. Any thoughts or...
03-23-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By docsout

What is this?

blob:https://mbworld.org/c4800cc4-1da1-4948-b199-cfb51b7f2b37
03-19-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By docsout

SL 550 without ABC rides like a 'potato wagon"....

SL 550 without ABC rides like a 'potato wagon". Emphatically, get ABC.
03-11-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By docsout

What I’m talking about is a four door S with a...

What I’m talking about is a four door S with a sporty front, star in the grill and a swoopy roof line. To differentiate it from the staid model. Keep the lux cabin and suspension. There’s money to be...
03-11-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
Posted By docsout

Ugh huh, so $155K (plus tax) for something...

Ugh huh, so $155K (plus tax) for something that’ll be passé in less than 12-18 months. Good grief! Really?!
03-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By docsout

Just viewed an AMG GT63 at my dealer. $153K. Same...

Just viewed an AMG GT63 at my dealer. $153K. Same size as E. OK, but after being in an S, too snug for me (5' 10" 175lb). Only thing noteworthy were wheels. Not enough lux. Not sleek enough, as was...
03-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By docsout

Sporty 223

Are there any indications that a sporty 223 will be offered? Something akin to an Audi A7 but larger. The current CLS is a dud, too tight, not lux enough.
03-07-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By docsout

Sellers are always more eager than buyers. Bid...

Sellers are always more eager than buyers. Bid you time.
03-05-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By docsout

YOU have scored a 100!!

YOU have scored a 100!!
02-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By docsout

‘Solution for cricket/ticking noise’.

‘Solution for cricket/ticking noise’.
02-27-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By docsout

WELL aware of your problem. Have a 14 222 with...

WELL aware of your problem. Have a 14 222 with similar noise which was corrected with solution in Xentry, an app for dealers. It works. Search this forum for ‘cricket noise’.
01-25-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By docsout

Replaced beige with black. Originally concerned...

Replaced beige with black. Originally concerned about not looking appropriate. Looks fine. Worries for naught.
01-04-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,762
Posted By docsout

Here's a question. Will there be a coupe version...

Here's a question. Will there be a coupe version of the SL? Too, too hot here for convertibles.
12-08-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By docsout

It's a "normal noise". Sounds like an oxymoron to...

It's a "normal noise". Sounds like an oxymoron to me. Had same response with fuel injectors ticking/cricketing noise with 14 222. Prostitutes, all of 'em.
12-07-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By docsout

Need a new car battery. Just did that for $430.

Need a new car battery. Just did that for $430.
12-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By docsout

I’m empathizing with you. Just encouraging.

I’m empathizing with you. Just encouraging.
12-01-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By docsout

Move on to modernity. Get the 222. No contest.

Move on to modernity. Get the 222. No contest.
12-01-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By docsout

Had same problem. Tech tried lubricant. No help....

Had same problem. Tech tried lubricant. No help. Required new ‘boot’ at base of column. Resolved.
11-27-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By docsout

funny anecdote. old guy- goes to movies kid...

funny anecdote.
old guy- goes to movies
kid behind glass- that'll be $14, sir
old guy- what?!! When I was a kid, movies cost 9 cents. Outrageous!
kid behind glass- enjoy your movie, sir. Now,...
11-27-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By docsout

Patric, you beat me by a country mile. Wow! 22...

Patric, you beat me by a country mile. Wow! 22 carat gold.
11-27-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By docsout

battery

Geezum petes, $430 for a battery! Must have gold in it. Man!
11-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By docsout

Noisy wipers

Before anyone says, get new blades, my question is this. I have new blades and there is still a squeak/scrounch sound when employed in rain. Applying the washer fluid does help but only temporarily....
10-30-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By docsout

Merci, Wolfman.

Merci, Wolfman.
10-28-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By docsout

ABC - MBC

is Active Body Control the same as Magic Body Control? If not, what is the difference?
08-29-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By docsout

Does anyone know the relative size of the GT four...

Does anyone know the relative size of the GT four door coupe’ compared to the CLS or S?
Forum: Sedan
08-28-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By docsout

New to this forum. Question: is the GT four door...

New to this forum. Question: is the GT four door coupe' the same size as the CLS? As to exterior/interior dimensions? Thanks.
08-25-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By docsout

Four door S coupe. Ohh Rah!!! Give em what they...

Four door S coupe. Ohh Rah!!! Give em what they want. It’s known as ‘bidness’.
06-12-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By docsout

Thank you, Wolfman for an answer to my question.

Thank you, Wolfman for an answer to my question.
06-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By docsout

Became legal guardian of grandchildren 6 and 10....

Became legal guardian of grandchildren 6 and 10. May have to give up SL. BUT, certainly not the 222.
06-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 898
Posted By docsout

New issue GLS

Im new. When will new issue of GLS be out? Thanks.
06-11-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By docsout

GLS new issue

I know this the 222 forum but I didn't know where else to ask. Does anyone know when a new issue of the GLS is planned to come out? My life style has changed. Thanks.
05-25-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By docsout

For city driving, if you want high beams put on...

For city driving, if you want high beams put on manual. When you park and turn off ignition the lights go out. On auto mode the highs only come on pushing turn signal stalk forward.
05-22-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By docsout

More specifics please, interior and exterior?

More specifics please, interior and exterior?
05-22-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By docsout

In this price range, get what you specifically...

In this price range, get what you specifically want. If not, you’ll always gnash your teeth for accepting.
04-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By docsout

Angry Radio

2013 R231 radio sound returns each time engine is started despite, placing on mute, moving sound volume to super low(no sound), trying choosing systems.
How do I get the radio to NO sound whenever...
04-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By docsout

Exclamation blind spot

I have noticed that, when at an oblique position to traffic, the passenger seat head restraint is so bulbous that it creates a blind spot that is really a problem. Has anyone else experienced this?...
04-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By docsout

I asked service adviser about a can of fix-a-flat...

I asked service adviser about a can of fix-a-flat and he said it will muck up the pressure sensor. Sigh. There's always a hook.
04-03-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By docsout

thought of your comments ref maintenance when I...

thought of your comments ref maintenance when I got the latest issue of Motor Trend with a Ferrari Portofino on cover. Really touting hard top convertible.
03-20-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By docsout

231 floor mat

Interested in quality brown carpeted floor mats to replace silk beige. Any leads?
01-09-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By docsout

Wheels

After reading about damaged wheels due to thin sidewalls, as on 20”ers, and people complaining about the harsh ride due to stiff sidewalls on RFs, I wondered why doesn’t M.B. increase the fender...
12-27-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By docsout

I’ve been with MB for 40 years but that soft top...

I’ve been with MB for 40 years but that soft top would have been a dealbreaker. Guaranteed to make me leave MB and, not look back.
12-27-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By docsout

Best Christmas news yet. Yahoooo!

Best Christmas news yet. Yahoooo!
12-12-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By docsout

Connected to Pandora and there is definite...

Connected to Pandora and there is definite separation, listening to Oscar Peterson trio. Really good. Happy. Thanks, all.
12-11-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By docsout

Thank you both for the suggestions. Will do.

Thank you both for the suggestions. Will do.
12-10-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By docsout

Let's address this again. My 'complaint' is that...

Let's address this again. My 'complaint' is that when listening to music, e.g., smooth jazz I hear the sound washing over the dash from the windshield. I expected to hear snare drums on one side and...
12-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By docsout

stereo

I usually don't listen to music but, when I do, I find that there is no stereo effect despite adjusting the sound in my 222. Are not most FM and Sirius music channels in stereo? Any help here...
11-28-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,381
Posted By docsout

As the kids say, gag me with a spoon. My word,...

As the kids say, gag me with a spoon. My word, such a nothing. The best or nothing.
11-28-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,381
Posted By docsout

Unhappy New CLS

https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-2019-mercedes-benz-cls-with-the-awesome-new-s-1820796742
10-09-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By docsout

Seems that on this forum, there was talk of a...

Seems that on this forum, there was talk of a 'sporty' S Class option in the form on a CLS but with more leg room in the rear compared to the current CLS. And, yet retaining the presence of the S...
10-07-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By docsout

CLS PROGRESS REPORT

What is the current status of the CLS as a sporty alternative to the S Class?
10-04-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By docsout

Wait a minute, on the MB build site, one can...

Wait a minute, on the MB build site, one can order MBC for an SL but not for an S Class build?? Am I missing something! No wonder there's no cars on the lots for customers to compare MBC vs non MBC....
10-03-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By docsout

Standard suspension R231 with 33psi all around...

Standard suspension R231 with 33psi all around rides like a potato wagon. Never again will I get a sports car or S Class without MBC.
09-27-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Same thing with split bottom seatcover on...

Same thing with split bottom seatcover on driver's side. Same car.
09-27-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Special order car. R231. Fully dressed sans MBC....

Special order car. R231. Fully dressed sans MBC. No explanation. Possibly subtropical UV rays. But, garage kept, used only as a city car by wife, hand washed weekly, polished and waxed biannually.
09-27-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Yes, had same problem with my '13SL armrests....

Yes, had same problem with my '13SL armrests. Cashmere. Replaced.
09-24-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By docsout

HAND polish! Finally someone who uses ‘elbow...

HAND polish! Finally someone who uses ‘elbow grease’ to care for their finish.
09-20-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,635
Posted By docsout

How does interior space, including rear seating...

How does interior space, including rear seating compare, 222 vs Panamera?
09-20-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By docsout

Homogenization

Well, the homogenization is complete. Saw a new C 300 black convertible with multi spoke wheels and did not differentiate it from S Class cab until I really walked around it. And..., noted the C300...
09-19-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By docsout

When I recently went for a detail, the mention of...

When I recently went for a detail, the mention of polish resulted in a look of 'that's old school' and hence the origin of this thread. Well, what I'm looking for in this forum is for a professional...
09-18-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By docsout

What happened to polish

Everyone talks about clay as a method to remove debris and deposits. In the past we used hand polish then hand wax twice a year.. Any comments?
09-18-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By docsout

LOL, when I read Ferrari, I involuntarily...

LOL, when I read Ferrari, I involuntarily shivered at the thought of maintenance cost. Ah, it is what it is. Still funny though.
09-15-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By docsout

So, with all this gnashing of teeth, will the i6...

So, with all this gnashing of teeth, will the i6 eventually find its way to the S Class?
09-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,242
Posted By docsout

Time for change

Whoa, now that's news, ii.e., v8 will be only AAMG. The times, they are a changing.
09-06-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By docsout

SL interior

No pics.
Silk beige
Nappa
Me 175 pounds
Wife 108 pounds
Was very disappointed at such low mileage.
09-06-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By docsout

sl interiors

2013 SL driver seat bottom leather developed split in middle. Also, both arm rests became wrinkled and faded. All at approximately 30K miles. Both replaced.
09-05-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By docsout

V6 vs I6 torque

Local MB tech states I6 produces more torque.
1-How is this possible?
2- Will 2018 S Class 450 have I or V?
08-09-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,685
Posted By docsout

I got it. Sorry

I got it. Sorry
08-09-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,685
Posted By docsout

MTrauman, how do I PM you? Can't find email...

MTrauman, how do I PM you? Can't find email addresss?
08-05-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By docsout

Mewing noise in steering column

Follow up on complaint. Dealer changed lower boot of steering shaft with resolution of noise.
07-26-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By docsout

2600psi WOW! When that baby leaks there'll be oil...

2600psi WOW! When that baby leaks there'll be oil from here to kingdom come. Extended warranty most assurededly needed.
07-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By docsout

How does the 450 v6 0-60 compare to the current...

How does the 450 v6 0-60 compare to the current 222 v8? Is the torque still there at lower rpm?
07-10-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By docsout

Perfection?, perfection! No, I just expect...

Perfection?, perfection! No, I just expect something so damn expensive to have far fewer flaws. Especially when they're making these things and churning them out like pancakes every day. I can tell...
07-10-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By docsout

Sounds like a Mercedes-Benz signature. I had...

Sounds like a Mercedes-Benz signature.

I had these sounds on the 210, 126, 218 ... totally typical

The TSB quoted was to change the steering shaft, which I've already done. And, noise persist. ...
07-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By docsout

Thanks. But, I don't know how to search for a...

Thanks. But, I don't know how to search for a technical service bulletin. How does one do this?
07-09-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By docsout

Mewing noise in steering column

Currently have 'mewing' sound in steering column, turning either direction. Brought in for complaint with resultant 'lubrication', to no avail. Noise persists. 2014 S Class.
Pertinent past history,...
06-26-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By docsout

Run flats

Saw this post on FB and thought, more fodder for the rage.
Pardon me while I slowly count to ten. Or twenty. Oh heck, who am I kidding! I could count to 100,000 and I would still be ticked off. ...
06-16-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By docsout

He, is not the one who's been hacked.

He, is not the one who's been hacked.
06-05-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By docsout

As the thread starter, thank you all for your...

As the thread starter, thank you all for your comments.
The point of my initial question was that the dressing I was using is staining my concrete driveway. So, with that specific fact, does anyone...
05-31-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By docsout

Local SA said multiple problems with Mars Red....

Local SA said multiple problems with Mars Red. Blisters,peeling, holidays(halos) such that many require repainting. Unexplained phenomenon.
05-16-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By docsout

Tire dressing

Each week I have both cars, S Class and SL, hand washed in my driveway. Howevever, BlackMagic gel tire dressing leaving marks and soiled spots on concrete due to silicone base. Any thoughts on how...
05-03-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By docsout

#1- RAV, thank you for the personal feed back...

#1- RAV, thank you for the personal feed back based on your experience with both Bentley and MB. Much appreciated.
#2- reference maintenance, the closest Bentley dealership is 4 hour away so, yes...
05-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By docsout

Imperative, get extended warranty. Never know...

Imperative, get extended warranty. Never know about what may pop up.
05-03-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By docsout

Wolf, thank you for response.

Wolf, thank you for response.
05-03-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,312
Posted By docsout

By deduction, shouldn't the new model S Class be...

By deduction, shouldn't the new model S Class be coming out in 2020 as a 2021 model? If so, that's relatively around the corner.
05-03-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By docsout

Does anyone on this forum have any objective...

Does anyone on this forum have any objective FACTS in response to my initial question? Not opinions.
05-02-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,312
Posted By docsout

I dislike the big honking 'nostrils' on the AMG...

I dislike the big honking 'nostrils' on the AMG sport variant find them inelegant on a luxury saloon.
05-02-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By docsout

S Class v.s. Bentley Mulsanne

Does the Mulsanne have the same safety features, same luxury features of the S Class? How does one get an objective comparison between the two. I understand the 'attention draw' of the Mulsanne and...
03-12-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,666
Posted By docsout

ugh, I'm the one who originated this query about...

ugh, I'm the one who originated this query about MBC. From 33 posts, I've gotten this info:
1- it's an upgraded suspension that operates only in comfort mode. And, it does work. However, not in...
02-28-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By docsout

NEW MODEL CLS

Does the forum know when the new model CLS will be out?
02-26-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,666
Posted By docsout

magic body control

Need clarification. What exactly is it besides 'magic' b.s. moniker? And, what's it purpose?
1- greater control during very aggressive driving?
2- or, a measurably improved ride comfort during...
02-21-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By docsout

Follow up from service appointment. No update...

Follow up from service appointment. No update found on xentry. Great point about LED light bulbs. Will replace with the Genie garage door brand. Forum excellent source of info for problem solving....
02-18-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By docsout

Thanks to all for constructive suggestions. SA...

Thanks to all for constructive suggestions. SA said he will update program. Hopeful.
02-17-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By docsout

Garage door opener

Lately, my 2014 222 garage door opener feature has very poor function, i.e., multiple attempts at different distances then finally it'll work. I have no similar problem with 2013 SL opener. Any...
01-25-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By docsout

High beams

Thanks Garymac and lsdreem. Appreciate your knowledge and courtesy.
01-22-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By docsout

Automatic high beams

Does anyone know how to deactivate the automatic high beam setting? This keeps the low beam on while in ambient light, i.e., city driving. It's extremely aggravating to have to hold the turn signal...
12-29-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By docsout

follow up tire wear

Previously, I posted on irregular tire wear. At 28K miles, I reported the inner quarter of the rear tire's tread had gone to the wires/failure. WITH NO sign of excessive wear to the rest of the...
12-28-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By docsout

Very popular color in Hong Kong.

Very popular color in Hong Kong.
12-21-2016, 03:45 PM
12-17-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By docsout

Mine is not linear markings. It's more like...

Mine is not linear markings. It's more like thousands of shards of glass and near the rear view mirror, it's circular in distribution. Will have Service take a look this week. Also, I don't have...
12-15-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By docsout

Windshield

Driving against the sun, I've noticed the windshield has innumerable 'markings' for lack of a better word. It's as though the adhesive between the two plates of glass is crazing. Anyone have this...
12-06-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By docsout

Noisey steering column

Reference easy ingress/egress feature, on descent of steering column there is noise(difficult to describe). Have service appt. Wondering if this was easy fix by tech or will leather shroud on column...
12-06-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By docsout

Squeaking seat

Drivers seat squeaks with lateral thrust as in shifting your behind or on cornering. Unable to determine seat bottom or seat back rest. In anticipation of some snarky comments, I weigh 175#. LOL. ...
11-20-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By docsout

I appreciate every one's comments. I was not...

I appreciate every one's comments.
I was not complaining of getting 27K miles out of the tires.
What I was surprised about was the wear down to the wires on the inside of the tire due to the...
11-15-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By docsout

Thank you all for the education. It's physics and...

Thank you all for the education. It's physics and calculus. Rather interesting. Again, merci.
11-14-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By docsout

Tire failure

On 20" Goodyear runflats at 27K miles, I had a pressure failure in the right rear. At dealer, tread looked good, no foreign object, outside looked good. But, on the inside, i.e., facing the...
10-27-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By docsout

So Wolf, in your opinion what other brands come...

So Wolf, in your opinion what other brands come to your mind?
10-26-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By docsout

I know this is heredical but, a friend told me...

I know this is heredical but, a friend told me that Lexus (LS version) dealership makes him feel special and that he is valued. Somehow, I don't feel that way from MB or the dealership which is in a...
10-22-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,235
Posted By docsout

Norgent in Houston. Had mine done in Baton Rouge...

Norgent in Houston. Had mine done in Baton Rouge with code CMNT 3571. Hope this helps. If not enough info, call 'em in B.R. and ask.
10-20-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By docsout

Does anyone have experience with Mid-City...

Does anyone have experience with Mid-City Engineering in Chicago? Good or bad to deal with?
Forum: AMG GT
10-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By docsout

Thank you, all, for the frank comparison. Really...

Thank you, all, for the frank comparison. Really appreciate your thoughts.
Forum: AMG GT
10-19-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By docsout

R231 v.s. GTS

Has anyone come from a 2013 SL (R231) and gone to a GTS? If so, could you elaborate on the differences?
10-18-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By docsout

Front camera

Does anyone know of a quality camera for the front of the R231, to avoid spoiler rash from concrete parking blocks?:)
10-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,984
Posted By docsout

Get the 550 and put a Renntech chip. Best of both...

Get the 550 and put a Renntech chip. Best of both worlds Updates and increased power.
10-10-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By docsout

Backup camera at night

Wonder if Konigstiger has any update info on this subject?
10-04-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,091
Posted By docsout

Mounting location dashcam

Can anyone tell me if mounting a dashcam immediately below the rear view mirror will impede any of the built in cameras or lasers that control features as distronics, lane departure, safe stopping or...
09-28-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By docsout

2019 SL

http://www.autospies.com/news/2019-Mercedes-SL-an-all-new-platform-89768/
09-28-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By docsout

2019 SL

http://www.autospies.com/news/2019-Mercedes-SL-an-all-new-platform-89768/
09-23-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By docsout

Thank you, WEB. You had my attention with "huge...

Thank you, WEB. You had my attention with "huge tech geek", and "buy the best". I will comply with your recommendations. Appreciate the advice.
09-22-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By docsout

Thanks for the suggestion. Anything smaller,...

Thanks for the suggestion.
Anything smaller, less obtrusive, but with the same video acuity?
09-21-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By docsout

Dash cams

What is the best, small dash cam?
09-18-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By docsout

Great information SLGIRL, appreciate your post....

Great information SLGIRL, appreciate your post. First info I've seen.
09-09-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,374
Posted By docsout

Immediately canceled after 6 mos. trial.

Immediately canceled after 6 mos. trial.
09-06-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By docsout

OK, OK, let's start ALL over again. Let me pose...

OK, OK, let's start ALL over again. Let me pose this to this learned opinionated forum. If/when the new SL comes with a soft top then, what two seater boulevardiere coupe with luxe interior could...
09-03-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By docsout

If I was enamored with soft tops, I would have...

If I was enamored with soft tops, I would have opted for a Rolls or Bentley. Rather, I chose the sporty car with a hard top.
09-03-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By docsout

Yeah, had one. Been there, ain't doing it again....

Yeah, had one. Been there, ain't doing it again. Hence, my post and opinion. This thing of monkey see, monkey do
trying to follow cars ( RR & Bentley)that cost 2-3 times the cost of MBs is foolish...
09-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By docsout

We live in a subtropical area, i.e., hot damn...

We live in a subtropical area, i.e., hot damn hot. The hard top rarely is down. But, my wife and I enjoy the luxury interior and the quiet of the hard top in the current model. And, we like the...
08-31-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By docsout

Expected date new SL?

Extended maintenance warranty running out on 2013 SL. Planning on purchasing additional 3 years.
1- Anyone have projections when completely new SL available in USA?
2- Any thoughts if hard top or...
08-30-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By docsout

32 for town. 33 for highway on 20" run flats....

32 for town. 33 for highway on 20" run flats. Fuel door says 33 on my S222.
08-23-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By docsout

SOFT TOP CONVERTIBLES

Can someone explain why is the push towards soft tops on convertibles? :nix:
These are some things I've noted on my soft tops:
1- noisy on inside
2- difficult to keep clean
3- more subject to...
08-15-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,402
Posted By docsout

Sleep, just your description made me chortle....

Sleep, just your description made me chortle. And, coffee out my nose.
08-12-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By docsout

Fuel Tank Condensation

Many, many years ago in my pre-Benz life I was advised to always refill the fuel tank after a long hot drive to prevent condensation within the fuel tank as the car's undercarriage cooled.
My...
08-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,235
Posted By docsout

Scheduled for nav update 7.0 on 2014 S Class in...

Scheduled for nav update 7.0 on 2014 S Class in Baton Rouge next week.
08-06-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,235
Posted By docsout

I've contacted my dealer every two weeks since...

I've contacted my dealer every two weeks since June 2016 asking for availability of nav updates and I consistently get a negative response as in, 'sorry no word yet as to when it will be available'....
08-02-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,529
Posted By docsout

Wireless, whoa! Now, we're talking the future....

Wireless, whoa! Now, we're talking the future. How cool is that.
08-02-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,168
Posted By docsout

Thanks for informative responses. Now, I know....

Thanks for informative responses. Now, I know. Appreciate it.
08-02-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,168
Posted By docsout

So...., let's continue my understanding of this...

So...., let's continue my understanding of this purple smoke of 'magic', 1-if I don't have MBC on my 222, what kind of suspension do I have? Is it just shocks and springs or, is it air suspension?...
08-01-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,168
Posted By docsout

Wait a minute, I need some help with this ABC. I...

Wait a minute, I need some help with this ABC. I just scoured the MB home page specing out an S550. NOWERE is there mention of ABC as option. Or, at least I don't see it listed. I do see MBC for...
08-01-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,168
Posted By docsout

Let's see: 1-doesn't work with American roads but...

Let's see: 1-doesn't work with American roads but does in Europe. 2-doesn't work in sport mode. 3-doesn't work if you brake or slow down. I'll be sure to spend $4500 on that option. After reading all...
07-23-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By docsout

With the short side walls and stiffness of run...

With the short side walls and stiffness of run flats, for comfort sake would it be better to run 32-33psi?
07-21-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By docsout

33psi per fuel cover.

33psi per fuel cover.
07-01-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By docsout

Wald vs Brabus

1-comparing the two, which has better fit and finish?
2-for cosmetic upgrade only, do prices compare?
3-does one have to ship car to California or, can local shop do additions?
4-for those who've...
06-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By docsout

LOL, my F150 really cools the hiney. No problems...

LOL, my F150 really cools the hiney. No problems there.
06-27-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Thank you, MTrauman. Appreciate the courteous...

Thank you, MTrauman. Appreciate the courteous response.
06-27-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

I'm sorry I created such a tempest with such a...

I'm sorry I created such a tempest with such a simple question. Good grief. Hell, I'll ask my service adviser. I don't need this.
06-27-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By docsout

Thanks konigstiger. Appreciate it.

Thanks konigstiger. Appreciate it.
06-26-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Thank you, Jenz.

Thank you, Jenz.
06-26-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

Good idea. The question was, where the...

Good idea.
The question was, where the thermostat? In dash?, in overhead controls area for moon roof? Under the dash? Above the analog clock?
06-26-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By docsout

A/C thermostat

Does anyone know where the thermostat for the cabin temperature is located? Sometimes, I will get an unexpected blast of warm/hot air when A/C running.
06-26-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By docsout

Distronic

Do brake lights illuminate, during daytime, when decelerating with distronic?
06-22-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By docsout

Well, as I understand it, Xentry is a, dealer...

Well, as I understand it, Xentry is a, dealer only, source of information on corrections/recalls/adjustments similar to the technical service bulletins put out by MB. Perhaps Konigstiger can...
06-21-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By docsout

Solution for ticking/cricket noise

I have been in anguish since I purchased my '14 S Class over the ever present cabin ticking/cricket noise on acceleration. After contacting everyone from MBUSA, to my district rep, to badgering my...
06-18-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,509
Posted By docsout

Wolf man, what's this about loosing big V8s?

Wolf man, what's this about loosing big V8s?
05-23-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By docsout

Same problem here. Awaiting TSB.

Same problem here. Awaiting TSB.
05-20-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By docsout

Wilfi, please share TSB for mirror. Tks.

Wilfi, please share TSB for mirror. Tks.
05-20-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By docsout

. Already saw dealer prior to posting. Tech...

. Already saw dealer prior to posting.
Tech uses fob and button, no problem found. As I'm preparing to leave dealer he tries to open trunk and voila, it raises 8" only. Hence, SA says go reset...
05-19-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By docsout

Trunk opening malfunction

2014 S Class. I have set the trunk opening setting to full and total opening. On using key fob or touching open button on drivers door, trunk opens full. On touching opening latch at trunk lip, trunk...
05-18-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 75,289
Posted By docsout

Press S on S/E button to left of mouse. Negates...

Press S on S/E button to left of mouse. Negates eco, and starts are in 1st as opposed to 2nd.
05-12-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By docsout

MB says ash tray, on plastic wrap containing...

MB says ash tray, on plastic wrap containing object. In my trunk.
05-12-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,337
Posted By docsout

Are the floor mats same as your 63? Or, are they...

Are the floor mats same as your 63? Or, are they long pile plush like in a Rolls?
04-27-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By docsout

Keadog, I agree with you. That's what prompted me...

Keadog, I agree with you. That's what prompted me to post the info. Sporty, big, spacious. I don't want no stinkin' E. I want what I want. S Sportcoupe' 4 door.
04-25-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By docsout

Quality installation dash cam

Looking for a quality installation shop for dash cam, front and rear, in an S Class 2014 222 within reasonable distance from me. Locals can't cut it. Any recommendations for excellent installer in...
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By docsout

Indeed, ALSUP, I've read that an E Class Maybach...

Indeed, ALSUP, I've read that an E Class Maybach is planned. That'll give you the accoutrements of an S Class.
Reference the original post, I'd love a sporty S Class 4 door coupe'. All for it.
04-23-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By docsout

S Class 4 door coupe'

http://www.benzinsider.com/2016/04/will-there-be-a-four-door-mercedes-benz-s-class-coupe/


How many here would choose this over standard S Class?
04-22-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,349
Posted By docsout

Wolfman, what brand/type of dash cam front/rear...

Wolfman, what brand/type of dash cam front/rear do you have? Most interested, especially due to this post.
04-22-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By docsout

Thanks for response, wolfman. Will strongly...

Thanks for response, wolfman. Will strongly consider when ordering refresh. Appreciate comment.
04-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,349
Posted By docsout

Get well, Cheatham25, let insurance and lawyers...

Get well, Cheatham25, let insurance and lawyers do their thing. This too shall pass.
An axiom, 'the world is full of jerks and your job is to stay out of their way'. Golden and true.
04-21-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By docsout

That was my question posted 4-18-2016.

That was my question posted 4-18-2016.
04-20-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 136,050
Posted By docsout

Got it, thanks.

Got it, thanks.
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