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10-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Boom vang

What used to be free now they have the audacity...

What used to be free now they have the audacity to charge $75 a year for an online parts catalogue for a car that has been out of production for 11 years. There are many parts still a dealer only...
06-04-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Boom vang

Part#: 203-320-29-89 Sway Bar Link, (12 mm) for...

Part#: 203-320-29-89 Sway Bar Link, (12 mm) for cars with sport suspension

and

Part#: 203-320-30-89 Sway Bar Link for cars with regular suspension

the sport suspension has a thicker bar and...
05-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Boom vang

Though not the factory manual, which I have the...

Though not the factory manual, which I have the consumer version DVD of the WIS as well, but often I use the Haynes book for the car which is very good and detailed for most jobs that you need to do,...
09-29-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Boom vang

the part will be cheap but the fix will be quite...

the part will be cheap but the fix will be quite involved as I believe the drive shafts need to be taken out as well as the complete braking system just to get the shield off and on. I have the same...
09-25-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Boom vang

I think that if you got 190,000miles then you...

I think that if you got 190,000miles then you won, just not worth the money to fix the engine and transmission on an almost 17year old car. The amount that you will spend probably get you a 7 year...
09-25-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Boom vang

They imported the fluff from somewhere else, the...

They imported the fluff from somewhere else, the filter was completely intact. Smart or darling mouse to enter this dark and long tube from above the rad and follow the path. Will have to get some...
09-24-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Boom vang

Mouse house

As I was replacing my idler pulley and tensioner pulley along with the serpentine belt because of low rpm noise when under load (which solved the problem) I noticed lots of fluff coming out of the...
09-21-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,179
Posted By Boom vang

MB-271 How did you make out after all, is...

MB-271 How did you make out after all, is everything running fine and no engine codes? I think my tensioner is done and looks like quite the job just to get at one bolt. How long did it take you? ...
02-04-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 73,344
Posted By Boom vang

Corteco, or Lemfoerder, who made the original...

Corteco, or Lemfoerder, who made the original mounts for the M271 motor?

Or which ones should I buy, I noticed that Lemfoerder are about $10 cheaper.

Anyone have experience in either?

Trying...
11-19-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Boom vang

I don't think that the MB racks are made by...

I don't think that the MB racks are made by Thule, the MB is much better quality, Thule is overrated, they don't use stainless steel hardware such as nuts and bolts, as well there are many stamped...
11-19-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Boom vang

going the route of the steelies is not the best...

going the route of the steelies is not the best way nor the cheapest. By the time you add new bolts, and hubcaps you are about the same price as used OEM's or new replica's. After 2 years here, the...
09-29-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,482
Posted By Boom vang

Yup, I drive one with 4 pedals...it is really...

Yup, I drive one with 4 pedals...it is really tough on very steep hills without a hand brake and no hill holder feature that BMW and Subaru have.

I would love to have a C350 sport model with 6sp...
09-11-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,873
Posted By Boom vang

you are so right, I have broken 3 things in my...

you are so right, I have broken 3 things in my engine bay by leaning my hand on it for support while working on something else. All have been these black german plastic parts
09-08-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,482
Posted By Boom vang

s thing is the retainer for the nipple, just pry...

s thing is the retainer for the nipple, just pry up and pull out the broken nipple, insert the new nipple and press down the S pin and will lock it in

the hose clamp is the black spring clamp on...
09-07-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,482
Posted By Boom vang

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/390902-att...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/390902-attention-all-m271-engines-maintenance-item.html
09-04-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,873
Posted By Boom vang

I have a 2004 with the same problem, what I think...

I have a 2004 with the same problem, what I think happened is that I leaned in and had my hand supporting me and put a bit too much pressure on the tank and put in a hairline crack. I tried all...
08-19-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,225
Posted By Boom vang

Shackle part number 201 420 05 89 pin 108 427...

Shackle part number 201 420 05 89
pin 108 427 00 74
08-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,572
Posted By Boom vang

Check out my thread ...

Check out my thread https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/390902-attention-all-m271-engines-maintenance-item.html I think this is where your leak is from.

if you remove the resonator (wide...
08-01-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,090
Posted By Boom vang

you can swap over the C32 sway bars to other...

you can swap over the C32 sway bars to other models as long as it is not a 4matic. To use the swaybars on your car you will have to get new bushings and use the brackets from the C32 as well as new...
07-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By Boom vang

don't you mean buy a C55? that engine will not...

don't you mean buy a C55? that engine will not fit and given the it is a newbie that is asking the question that info would give them wrong advice
07-07-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,318
Posted By Boom vang

no choice but have to remove the panel as there...

no choice but have to remove the panel as there is a small phillips screw holding the handle from the back
07-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By Boom vang

the C55 has a CLK front as it has been stretched...

the C55 has a CLK front as it has been stretched about 2" to make room for the engine. The front is unique to the C55 in the W203 line
05-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 43,699
Posted By Boom vang

I had the same issue 2 years ago, warm on...

I had the same issue 2 years ago, warm on driver's side and cold on passenger. the fix was a new receiver drier and expansion valve. The system was evacuated and then filled after the 2 parts were...
05-18-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Boom vang

also check if the parking brake lever under the...

also check if the parking brake lever under the rear seat is releasing completely and not seized up, this will make a massive amount of vibration and noise if the P-brakes are not completely released...
05-18-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Boom vang

that is the only one that fits, I have the same...

that is the only one that fits, I have the same hitch but paid a $124 for it in 2008, Bought from JC Whitney. The install is tedious as you have to remove the rear bumper and then the cover in order...
04-25-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By Boom vang

OEM racks work better than the generic Thule rack...

OEM racks work better than the generic Thule rack for our car. When I was looking to buy new, the OEM rack was actually significantly cheaper than the Thule because it needed so many extra parts to...
03-18-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,734
Posted By Boom vang

We get so ripped off here north of the border in...

We get so ripped off here north of the border in almost everything, most autoparts are 2-3 times the price and that is not even factoring in the sales tax which is 13%. Before any of you say "but...
03-16-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,734
Posted By Boom vang

that is so cheap, I pay around $13 per liter for...

that is so cheap, I pay around $13 per liter for the 0w40 euro form and am lucky to find it on sale for around $8.75
03-16-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Boom vang

make sure the 2006 does not have the serial...

make sure the 2006 does not have the serial numbers of the affected balance shaft issues, a much more serious issue than the timing chain issue which can be fixed with preventative maintenance ie...
03-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,073
Posted By Boom vang

can you easily put it into gear(s) when the...

can you easily put it into gear(s) when the engine is off? If so then it is a clutch problem not releasing fully. If it is a clutch problem most likely the slave
03-11-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,090
Posted By Boom vang

I'd be interested in the rear seats if they are...

I'd be interested in the rear seats if they are the fold down ones and in anthracite. I am having a tough time living without folding rear seats
02-15-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,548
Posted By Boom vang

doing a trip of 65km is not a true indication of...

doing a trip of 65km is not a true indication of 5.9 (it could be downhill and coasting) and besides that is an estimate via the car's computer, if you do the real math and calculate the physical...
02-11-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,548
Posted By Boom vang

5.9L/100km is not reality in our cars, I think it...

5.9L/100km is not reality in our cars, I think it is only possible with bad math. A gas engine with 15 year old technology (ie when it was designed) can not get 47mpg in a car that weighs over...
02-07-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Boom vang

the aux is for facelifted cars only i.e. 2005 and...

the aux is for facelifted cars only i.e. 2005 and beyond.

While our pre-facelifted cars has the cut out for the plug, the back of our stereo does not accomodate it. I remember reading somewhere...
02-07-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By Boom vang

you are on the wrong forum look up W204 and post...

you are on the wrong forum look up W204 and post there
02-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,548
Posted By Boom vang

those numbers are about right, I get around...

those numbers are about right, I get around 7-8.5L/100km highway especially in the winter, the best I have ever gotten is around 6.8L/100km keeping it a steady 95km/hr, the faster you go the worse...
12-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By Boom vang

Valeo : French for crap parts and engineering ...

Valeo : French for crap parts and engineering

Hopefully they don't make parts for Airbus Industrie
12-10-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Boom vang

what I found is that over time the threads rust...

what I found is that over time the threads rust and also the ends of the bolts that protrude at the back of the hub get rusty which makes it very tight when loosening. What I did after the fiasco on...
12-10-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By Boom vang

was this a Valeo rad?

was this a Valeo rad?
12-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Boom vang

I would buy a complete set like an Eibach or H&R...

I would buy a complete set like an Eibach or H&R and replace all 4, the fact that your coils are already breaking a half coil and the car is 12 years old it is only a matter of time that all will...
12-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Boom vang

can anyone tell me why German cars prefer bolts...

can anyone tell me why German cars prefer bolts than studs?

I only see that as a negative, can't hang a wheel when changing, especially at night with wide rear staggered wheels; Trying to find the...
12-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By Boom vang

I guess you can brag to your friends and pretend...

I guess you can brag to your friends and pretend you have a 12 cyl
12-05-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Boom vang

Gearing ie final drive will be different now

Gearing ie final drive will be different now
12-05-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,407
Posted By Boom vang

spray some PB blaster under the nut so that it...

spray some PB blaster under the nut so that it enters the tapered end, let stand for about 15min and a couple of repeated blows with a BFH and it will come loose

I hit it on the knuckle between...
12-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,971
Posted By Boom vang

I ended up replacing every part on my front...

I ended up replacing every part on my front suspension over a couple of years (many were on warranty), for the past year I have no noises and this is the first time other when the car was new that I...
12-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,971
Posted By Boom vang

$218NZD is crazy for a pair of sway bar links...

$218NZD is crazy for a pair of sway bar links that works out to $194CDN, are they gold platted? Sway bar links are usually the cheapest part of the suspension

I paid around $30 ea for OEM from...
12-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Boom vang

just because they're 18x8 does not necessarily...

just because they're 18x8 does not necessarily mean that they will fit, besides offset, you have to worry about bolt hole diameters and also the bolt circle diameter.

Being the GL I am sure they...
12-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,971
Posted By Boom vang

Lub will deteriorate the bushings if it is a...

Lub will deteriorate the bushings if it is a petroleum product but this goop is not that and made as a rubber lube. Our MB dealers in the greater Toronto area are corporate run stores so I think...
12-03-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,971
Posted By Boom vang

there is this grey goop that the dealers at MB...

there is this grey goop that the dealers at MB have to lubricate sway bar bushings, (main reason new bars are made with the bushings moulded in)

This goop is very thick and gooey and solved my...
12-02-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By Boom vang

a phenomenon called galvanic corrosion, when the...

a phenomenon called galvanic corrosion, when the presence of 2 different types of metal (aluminum and steel) are in contact they tend to fuse to each other over time, usually in a presence of an...
12-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Boom vang

that size would give you the wrong diameter/...

that size would give you the wrong diameter/ circumference, the tire will be an 1" taller, stick to the original option size 225/45R17

You can also go staggered with 225/45R17 and 245/40R17 on...
12-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By Boom vang

If you can get a fist in the gap, then I highly...

If you can get a fist in the gap, then I highly doubt you have the sport suspension. You can still have a broken coil and have a space (mine was like that because a broken half coil turn will result...
11-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By Boom vang

of the 3 pictures items: 90, 140 in previous...

of the 3 pictures items: 90, 140 in previous post, 70, 50 below are the components that wear out

...
11-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By Boom vang

The Sachs struts and shocks are quite robust and...

The Sachs struts and shocks are quite robust and tend to last a long time (but if it is bouncy then they are done, I would change the strut bearing if you are changing the struts), saying that the...
11-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By Boom vang

Smile I can't be helpful all the time, :nix:just found...

I can't be helpful all the time, :nix:just found it an odd post as this came from left field. We are all aware of the common issues our cars have ie leaking cam solenoids, clunking suspension,...
11-28-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By Boom vang

I actually have found that the combo of MB Tex...

I actually have found that the combo of MB Tex and leather inserts on my 2004 has worn really well, actually worn is the wrong word as it has not worn at all. My Acura leather started to crack in...
11-27-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Boom vang

Diff is only attached at one point. IMO not...

Diff is only attached at one point.

IMO not the best place to jack from as it would put a lot of stress on that single bolt and mounting flange off of the diff .

While it probably is fine there...
11-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Boom vang

Yes that is the spot in green where I lift from ...

Yes that is the spot in green where I lift from

looks like the diff is only attached at one end, hence lifting with that could put unnecessary stress at the mounting point
11-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Boom vang

I made a stacked block of plywood that fits on my...

I made a stacked block of plywood that fits on my floor jack that contacts the suspension crossmember between the diff and the spare tire housing. This 2" deep x 10"wide area is ideal for jacking up...
11-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Boom vang

still running the original timing chain? ...

still running the original timing chain?

That is a lot of miles

It would be interesting if you listed all the items that needed to be replaced in its tenure

I could only boast about my...
11-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Boom vang

Check to see if you are getting voltage at the...

Check to see if you are getting voltage at the plug under the seat that the heaters are plugged into. If yes then your heating elements are burned out. If no then you have to trace the issue back...
11-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Boom vang

you'll be fine as it takes about 500 miles or...

you'll be fine as it takes about 500 miles or more for them to bed in.

And even then using old pads on new rotors will eventually wear to the contours of the new rotor (provided there is enough...
11-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Boom vang

having had only sticks in my life (driving for 34...

having had only sticks in my life (driving for 34 years) I've never seen a manual shift knob lit.

And no the MB 6sp is not illuminated, so you are not going to find a bulb anywhere

I would...
11-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,555
Posted By Boom vang

Thanks Glyn how are the Febi Bilstein part...

Thanks Glyn

how are the Febi Bilstein part compared to the MB OEM?
11-12-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,555
Posted By Boom vang

do you have the part number for 19C bolt? My...

do you have the part number for 19C bolt?

My outside edges of the front tires always wear down compared to the rest of the tread
11-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Boom vang

I just used screen capture on my Mac and sized it...

I just used screen capture on my Mac and sized it properly (shift + command + 4 then size by dragging)


Guess that Totita never responded for the help
11-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,485
Posted By Boom vang

Just bringing this tip forward for those that...

Just bringing this tip forward for those that have not replaced the part because by now it will be very brittle and just hanging on

A very cheap but necessary repair, don't want to get caught out...
11-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Boom vang

This is from the Star Service DVD The torque...

This is from the Star Service DVD
The torque settings are:
Alt bolts 20 Nm
Wide band silencer 14Nm
You will need a TORX 60 socket to take the slack off the V-belt

There is an...
11-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By Boom vang

sounds like a lot of work and expense and not the...

sounds like a lot of work and expense and not the most reliable for your everyday car that you count on getting you to work
11-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Boom vang

ALWAYS replace springs as a pair. No ands ifs or...

ALWAYS replace springs as a pair. No ands ifs or buts

This is a common issue with these cars, eventually all the springs will shed a half or full turn

Now is the opportunity to replace it...
10-31-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By Boom vang

if you already have C55, why bother? the M271...

if you already have C55, why bother? the M271 North American version has had most of the tweaks/mods done already by the factory, it puts out more power than other world versions of the same engine...
10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,855
Posted By Boom vang

I put mine like this but perpendicular to this...

I put mine like this but perpendicular to this orientation so that the stand straddles the lower frame rail.

personally i would not trust the cut down hockey pucks (I speak as someone who has...
10-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,537
Posted By Boom vang

I scrapped all of the 'soft touch' coating from...

I scrapped all of the 'soft touch' coating from the knobs and while they are not the nice rubberized feeling of the original, they are now a satin (semi shiny) plastic that more or less matches the...
10-13-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,437
Posted By Boom vang

fail

fail
10-03-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Boom vang

I second that, my Star DVD and Haynes manual...

I second that, my Star DVD and Haynes manual coupled with the EPC explode diagrams is more than complete
10-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Boom vang

Front right broke a full coil, the two rears...

Front right broke a full coil, the two rears broke half a coil. The front I knew about because of a clancking sound however the rears I had no idea until they were taken out.

This is a common...
09-30-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Boom vang

why not get a set of Eibach's? basically the C32...

why not get a set of Eibach's? basically the C32 OEM springs

I put a set on my car to replace the 3 broken springs and while stiffer than the original they are still compliant on Toronto's...
09-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Boom vang

all door airbags are riveted to the door, that is...

all door airbags are riveted to the door, that is the way they came from the factory. So your high end body shop was keeping it to spec
09-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Boom vang

WRONG OIL the oil you should be using must have...

WRONG OIL the oil you should be using must have the MB229.3 or MB229.5. Stick with the OEM filters made by Mann or Mahle

Oils that don't have that rating you might be risking sludging or foaming...
09-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,832
Posted By Boom vang

you need to run better wheels and tires than the...

you need to run better wheels and tires than the wimpy 205/55 R16 if you upgraded the suspension at least run the stock sport 17" with staggered tires
09-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By Boom vang

re parking brake It is not that you have to...

re parking brake

It is not that you have to tighten it up, it is the lever that freezes up with rust and have to free it as it will prevent the brakes from releasing all the way
...
09-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Boom vang

how much? Do they fold up or roll up or are...

how much?

Do they fold up or roll up or are are a rigid fixed design?
09-01-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Boom vang

you'll be very lucky if it is only swaybar links...

you'll be very lucky if it is only swaybar links that need replacing in the front suspension. I have had to replace everything, some things twice now. Underengineered or shoddy manufacturing by...
08-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,701
Posted By Boom vang

there is no screw on the expansion valve. there...

there is no screw on the expansion valve. there is a treaded short rod that has a nut that attaches it to the car and there are pipes that thread into the housing. In order to have access you have...
08-31-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Boom vang

you'll know when it is not working. The car will...

you'll know when it is not working. The car will drive like a pig and have a third less power

supercharger runs all the time building pressure hence no lag when you accelerate as opposed to a...
08-31-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By Boom vang

in my experience (having owned many fwd cars in...

in my experience (having owned many fwd cars in the past) it is better to put in a remanufactured shaft then replacing the boot. When the boot splits it usually throws most of the grease out and...
08-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By Boom vang

I bet it is the parking brake assembly under the...

I bet it is the parking brake assembly under the rear seat that is rusted and not fully releasing. This is a common problem with these cars if you live in the rust belt. The symptoms are exactly...
08-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Boom vang

I bought my VR from the link below for my 2004...

I bought my VR from the link below for my 2004 c230 for about $56 at the time (it was $205 at the dealer in Canada) and had no issues it has been running for 4 years now. It is an OEM Valeo...
08-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Boom vang

could be the parking brake (do a search on this)...

could be the parking brake (do a search on this) the lever binds (under the rear seat) and will not completely release. This will make and incredible noise when up to speed and sounds like something...
08-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Boom vang

not knowing if you live in the rust belt I am...

not knowing if you live in the rust belt I am willing to bet that the rear springs developed a crack from rust and broke a link. Both my rears snapped a turn and had no idea

Or it could be normal...
08-09-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By Boom vang

Glyn Of all the cars I have had, I never had...

Glyn

Of all the cars I have had, I never had one that had so many issues with its front suspension, by the time it had 70,000km virtually every part has been replaced. By 120,000km springs had...
08-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By Boom vang

a quick fix is to spray in a silicon lube into...

a quick fix is to spray in a silicon lube into the sway bar bushings and take it for a drive. If the noise stops then you know where the issue is, however this fix is only temporary.

MB has...
08-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By Boom vang

usually sway bar bushings, Dry or rusted bar...

usually sway bar bushings,

Dry or rusted bar at the bushings will make a creaking old ship sound.

I had a terrible sound and it turned out to be the strut bearings, the indy put them 180* off....
08-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Boom vang

too tacky. Pontiac had illuminated brand on the...

too tacky. Pontiac had illuminated brand on the rears of the Sunfire and others, very cheesy
08-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By Boom vang

I added that incase someone here needs to buy ...

I added that incase someone here needs to buy

Not silly unless that part is not available overseas. I may have to order the springs for my lock from the UK as seems that nobody sells it here so...
08-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By Boom vang

way cheaper here and it is from a Mercedes dealer...

way cheaper here and it is from a Mercedes dealer not sure if they ship to the UK though

With the part number you should be able to find it, The part is made in the Czech Republic
...
08-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Boom vang

Door pogo, machine gun, bounce, whatever you call it

Wondered if anyone sourced some domestically available springs rather than having to buy from England or the Philippines or some other foreign Ebay locale? I live in Canada but would be a lot more...
07-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,247
Posted By Boom vang

sorry I missed that as I was in awe by all the...

sorry I missed that as I was in awe by all the pictures and detailed DIY. Great job in detailing the procedure

Your car looks brand new underneath, the joys of driving in a salt free environment....
07-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,247
Posted By Boom vang

did you notice much of a difference when you...

did you notice much of a difference when you drove the car?
07-07-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,349
Posted By Boom vang

great video, well done Always thought that...

great video, well done

Always thought that Siemens stood for quality, but seeing how our displays are fading and this circuit board has issues perhaps Siemens is the modern day Lucas
07-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Boom vang

don't mix stock springs with the H&R stiffer...

don't mix stock springs with the H&R stiffer fronts, they should only go on as a set. Also never a good idea to cut springs. IMO looking at the photo there is way too much negative camber and you...
06-30-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,833
Posted By Boom vang

Extended warranty is an extremely expensive...

Extended warranty is an extremely expensive option and makes COMAND like pocket change
06-24-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Boom vang

not sure if I agree, there are different spring...

not sure if I agree, there are different spring rates depending on the car and engine, Eibach and H&R has different part numbers for the various W203 and they are not the same part number across...
06-17-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Boom vang

the potholes in Toronto would make mincemeat of...

the potholes in Toronto would make mincemeat of those rims in a 3km drive. Even with 40 series it is killer on the tires and rims here
06-16-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Boom vang

if you are asking a question like this then you...

if you are asking a question like this then you should not be doing work on your brakes yourself, besides you probably don't have the correct tools to do the job and the proper set up to do it...
06-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Boom vang

oh to have a salt free climate, no amount of zinc...

oh to have a salt free climate, no amount of zinc spray will prevent rusting in my climate. My new rotors from MB came looking like that and after a couple months in the snow and salt spray they...
06-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Boom vang

I think it was just made that way. If something...

I think it was just made that way. If something was touching it to grind out a grove (red arrow), you would hear the noise immediately and would be very loud, think the owner would know something is...
06-14-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Boom vang

They look pretty normal to me, once the pads bed...

They look pretty normal to me, once the pads bed in you will have even coverage and will eliminate the cross-hatching
06-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Boom vang

Mercedes MRSP for the battery for your car is...

Mercedes MRSP for the battery for your car is $165, usually discounted to $123.75 online
06-02-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Boom vang

I bought an OEM MB battery made by Varta from the...

I bought an OEM MB battery made by Varta from the dealer in Buffalo for $135. My previous original battery was already 8 years old and still going strong, I doubt that you will get half that from...
05-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,837
Posted By Boom vang

I think that you meant M112 and M272...

I think that you meant M112 and M272...
05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Boom vang

are the headlights Frosty's?

are the headlights Frosty's?
04-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,679
Posted By Boom vang

I have a Valeo alternator and there was a defect...

I have a Valeo alternator and there was a defect in the VR 2003-2004 that would throw an error. I replaced my VR with a new VR and been fine ever since

Cheapest place to get is...
04-06-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,399
Posted By Boom vang

I am not sure how well this suspension translates...

I am not sure how well this suspension translates to lesser models, don't forget that the spring rates and valving are designed to support a 5.5L V8 and not a light 1.8L I4
04-04-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,933
Posted By Boom vang

I recently changed my springs and have the same...

I recently changed my springs and have the same effect
04-02-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Boom vang

He is trying to pad his volume. But seriously...

He is trying to pad his volume. But seriously headlight bulbs get dim over time and by the time they are burned out or nearly burned out you will see that the glass is darkened and the output is...
04-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Boom vang

I like his house

I like his house
04-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Boom vang

you mean the door check? Item 70 Part number...

you mean the door check? Item 70 Part number A203 720 01 16
02-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,605
Posted By Boom vang

yes I have a CD that is fiber cabled, the FM...

yes I have a CD that is fiber cabled, the FM modulator is wired inline with the antenna and basically shuts out any outside signal receiving on 87.9 or 88.3, when turned on. You don't get any static...
02-26-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,605
Posted By Boom vang

I installed an FM modulator in my car and works...

I installed an FM modulator in my car and works great, not as good as an 'Aux-In' but better than any transmitter or cassette enabled device. you will need however antenna adaptors to fit the euro...
02-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Boom vang

A guess: sounds like your flexible brake line...

A guess: sounds like your flexible brake line gets kinked when lock to lock or was kinked in the past when working on the brakes and gets affected when the steering is at the extreme It might be as...
02-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Boom vang

check the parking brake lever mechanism under the...

check the parking brake lever mechanism under the rear seat, could be seized and not fully releasing and will cause incredible vibrations at highway speeds. Search forum as I discussed this fully
02-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Boom vang

I was concerned about the timing chain issue and...

I was concerned about the timing chain issue and spoke to the parts guy at one of the largest dealerships in Canada and they looked at a history of chains at their dealership and in the past year and...
02-15-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,307
Posted By Boom vang

The wood in our cars is real wood and not...

The wood in our cars is real wood and not plastic, basically it is a bonded laminate of aluminum to plywood to veneer with an epoxy finish. It is done this way for several reasons, will not splinter...
02-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Boom vang

In theory it should use some oil as the piston...

In theory it should use some oil as the piston walls would have a very thin coat every time it goes up and down and that gets burned of in the combustion process. If it did not then there would be...
02-03-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,558
Posted By Boom vang

sorry to hear/see this. Did you have winter...

sorry to hear/see this.
Did you have winter tires on your car? From the pictures I would guess not. It makes a huge difference in steering and braking.
02-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 69,377
Posted By Boom vang

This is a tool I would not buy used, risk is too...

This is a tool I would not buy used, risk is too great if it breaks or has a flaw. All you need is a fine hairline crack and it is disaster or should I say possible death?
01-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Boom vang

mine uses about a litre every 5-6000km

mine uses about a litre every 5-6000km
01-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,816
Posted By Boom vang

I bought the bearings in the US they are $63 ea ...

I bought the bearings in the US they are $63 ea but here they are $130, It cost me about $75 to install

Mine sounded like the one in the video
01-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,816
Posted By Boom vang

have you checked the strut bearings? I had a bad...

have you checked the strut bearings? I had a bad right one and would make lots of creaking noise when the temp was below -5c
01-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Boom vang

sounds like your stepper motors are shot, ...

sounds like your stepper motors are shot,


search actually works well
here is a start
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/485542-02-c240-not-blowing-air-bottom.html
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,506
Posted By Boom vang

So in theory it should produce 720hp right out of...

So in theory it should produce 720hp right out of the box:zoom:
01-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Boom vang

anything is possible and can be used in a car...

anything is possible and can be used in a car that in not approved including nitrous, will you get 100,000mi out of a car using nitrous? - probably not. A race car is not a road car and can not...
01-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Boom vang

wrong weight and probably wrong oil. Royal...

wrong weight and probably wrong oil. Royal Purple has been discussed 500,000 times. Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel, go with what is approved and recommended MB229.5. Oils approved are...
01-23-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 69,377
Posted By Boom vang

Death; or serious injury if you are lucky

Death; or serious injury if you are lucky
01-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 69,377
Posted By Boom vang

I had my springs replaced by a highly recommended...

I had my springs replaced by a highly recommended indie, and for the past half year or so I had a clunking sound on the right front and when I turned the wheels it made a terrible creaking sound only...
12-13-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Boom vang

yes, looks like they installed the isolation...

yes, looks like they installed the isolation wires, you can see them tied up neatly with a cable tie. Because you have the wires in place you will not get any oil further than the first plastic...
12-13-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Boom vang

nice clean up job

nice clean up job
12-12-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Boom vang

that little drip below the magnet is nothing to...

that little drip below the magnet is nothing to be worried about. Perhaps give a little snug on the 3 bolts to better seat the o-ring inside. You should be using isolating wires/leads to prevent...
12-07-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Boom vang

might make for a good snowplow in Edmonton

might make for a good snowplow in Edmonton
12-02-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Boom vang

Anal or not, your fellow Aussie did not...

Anal or not, your fellow Aussie did not understand it either, we are not mind readers if you use the wrong acronyms

Row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
12-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Boom vang

I had no idea either, I thought it was an airport...

I had no idea either, I thought it was an airport code or right of way, actually the proper way to express 'rest of world' is RoW:smash:
11-30-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Boom vang

I can't believe that a 4.2 TDI A8 goes for...

I can't believe that a 4.2 TDI A8 goes for $261,000, you can get a Bentley Flying Spur for that in North America

People must make tons of money in OZ
11-29-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Boom vang

Steering wheel is on the wrong side! cars...

Steering wheel is on the wrong side!

cars are crazy priced in australia, for $78,000 here you would get a very nice S5 full options and all in (taxes pdi freight) and still have money left over or...
11-29-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,781
Posted By Boom vang

what is wrong with just using Mobil 1 0W40 Euro...

what is wrong with just using Mobil 1 0W40 Euro formula? It is what our cars came with, it is what is approved by MB, why try to reinvent the wheel? M1 is excellent oil and I don't see there is a...
11-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Boom vang

if you want camber adj in the rear, look at this...

if you want camber adj in the rear, look at this thread

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/486858-inexpensive-diy-adjustable-rear-camber-arms.html
11-27-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Boom vang

no camber adjustment in the rear unless you put...

no camber adjustment in the rear unless you put in and adjustable link which is listed in a previous post
11-24-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Boom vang

do what you feel best, you asked for...

do what you feel best, you asked for recommendations and information. If it was me I would probably look for a vin that was outside the balance shaft gear issue because that repair can cost more...
11-24-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Boom vang

better check that this is not the vin that has...

better check that this is not the vin that has the infamous balance shaft gear issue which can be a very expensive repair

Front suspension issues are a major item with this model, make sure...
11-24-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By Boom vang

do a search on the forum and you will find there...

do a search on the forum and you will find there is an aftermarket for the LCD screen ~$100

http://www.mte.net/
11-24-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,637
Posted By Boom vang

I like the idea of these for my car since I...

I like the idea of these for my car since I lowered it, however:

I wonder what is the durability of these?

because,
Alum and steel hardware together in a winter environment with salt and water...
11-17-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Boom vang

The so called 'sensor' is not really a sensor but...

The so called 'sensor' is not really a sensor but a very simple device which has 2 wires embedded in plastic inserted within the brake pad. When there is about 10-20% left or low enough it eventually...
11-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Boom vang

see attached 225/45 17 would be better

see attached

225/45 17 would be better
11-16-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,552
Posted By Boom vang

Obviously a serious problem with our cars in this...

Obviously a serious problem with our cars in this climate, I know of at least 6 other people personally that have had their springs break here. I would say this is not acceptable
11-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,552
Posted By Boom vang

go for Eibachs or H&R, way better than the OEM...

go for Eibachs or H&R, way better than the OEM and hopefully last longer. Because they are progressive rate you will not notice much change from ride quality but a huge difference when you load the...
11-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Boom vang

I would hate to think how much you paid for the...

I would hate to think how much you paid for the A4 as cars are stupid expensive in Australia

You need a 4wd car in Australia??, I understand for a jeep in the outback but for day to day driving,...
11-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,552
Posted By Boom vang

H&R make springs for the 4matic that are lower...

H&R make springs for the 4matic that are lower and stiffer
11-12-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,552
Posted By Boom vang

My springs did the very thing and ended up with 3...

My springs did the very thing and ended up with 3 of the 4 that snapped the bottom part of the coil (both rears and one front). I did not notice anything different with the rear but certainly the...
11-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,093
Posted By Boom vang

you will have to clear the codes, easy with a...

you will have to clear the codes, easy with a OBDII reader
11-08-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Boom vang

check your bushings, tie rods, ball joints,...

check your bushings, tie rods, ball joints, steering rack mounts, sway bar links. Something is worn or very loose.

Could be bump steer if you have worn shocks or a broken spring ...
11-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By Boom vang

find a used C32, you will have more than enough...

find a used C32, you will have more than enough power and won't have the hassle and cost in trying to get a lot more power of the 1.8. You will end up with a reliable, emission passing motor that is...
11-06-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Boom vang

You can but a set of Eibach Pro Kit spring set...

You can but a set of Eibach Pro Kit spring set and they work on a stock 230 suspension and will get a similar lowered look ( I did with mine when my regular 3 of 4 MB springs broke) however I would...
11-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,358
Posted By Boom vang

the rust you have is surface rust and not...

the rust you have is surface rust and not perforation and that is the key word, I looked up the warranty's for BMW and Audi, they have a 12 year coverage for perforation which is not corrosion in...
11-02-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,773
Posted By Boom vang

What I mean is if you need me to look up any...

What I mean is if you need me to look up any other part of the task that you are doing I can post a printout from the official manual
11-02-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,672
Posted By Boom vang

totally agree on the front suspension, nothing...

totally agree on the front suspension, nothing but a PIA for me as every part has been replaced (most under warranty) these were under-engineered and a source of clunks, knocks and prematurely...
11-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,773
Posted By Boom vang

if you need a print out of what the official word...

if you need a print out of what the official word from MB let me know and I can post a copy or email as I have the workshop manual however it is only for north american based W203 (C230k, C230,...
11-02-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,773
Posted By Boom vang

according to my Star DVD for a 230K which I...

according to my Star DVD for a 230K which I assume is similar it lists the torque as 220nm

my rear bearing nut for my Acura CL was 175ft-lbs which is even more. Looks like you need special tools...
11-02-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Boom vang

the hardest task of the whole job is re-attaching...

the hardest task of the whole job is re-attaching the springs for the shoes in the parking brake, the area is small, the spring tension is super high. There is an MB tool for the job and I found...
10-30-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,358
Posted By Boom vang

Parking a car in a heated garage after being...

Parking a car in a heated garage after being driven on salty wet winter roads is actually the worst thing for the car, best to leave it outside in the cold

The fine print on any rust warranty is...
10-30-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Boom vang

I think that you are going to be a bit more...

I think that you are going to be a bit more specific about the parking brake about what you want to remove
10-27-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,821
Posted By Boom vang

you have to do a search, it is not hard, I found...

you have to do a search, it is not hard, I found this in about 10 seconds
...
10-27-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 86,356
Posted By Boom vang

and looks like you ended up with only 1 extra...

and looks like you ended up with only 1 extra part:nix:
10-26-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,821
Posted By Boom vang

+1 I would not trust cut springs H&R sells a...

+1 I would not trust cut springs

H&R sells a kit for C240 4matic, part # 29230-1
10-24-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Boom vang

unless you have OEM which you don't, you replace...

unless you have OEM which you don't, you replace springs in pairs and they are available in pairs, if you have lowered springs (H&R Eibach Tein etc) the springs usually come in a set of 4. If you...
10-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,833
Posted By Boom vang

I bought the expansion valve and receiver drier...

I bought the expansion valve and receiver drier from RM European, OEM parts without the MB box but identical from the original manufacturers that supplies the exact part

Expansion Valve (Egelhof)...
10-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 86,356
Posted By Boom vang

Is it too late to put that part in now that the...

Is it too late to put that part in now that the engine is back in the car?, I am thinking that it will be too tight to get at the back of the head to screw the coverplate in?
10-21-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Boom vang

if you are driving your car in any snow condition...

if you are driving your car in any snow condition or when the temperature is consistently below 7*c (or 45*f in the part of the world that is still using imperial) you should be running winter tires....
10-21-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,816
Posted By Boom vang

Gavonder has the V6 so no intercooler will be...

Gavonder has the V6 so no intercooler will be blocked.

There is an advantage to having the plate where it should be, the plate and holder takes the taps when people are parallel parking, if you...
10-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 86,356
Posted By Boom vang

missing part, here you go: how does one...

missing part, here you go:

how does one attach photos so that they show in the body and not as attached thumbnails? I am stumped by this for the past 7 years
...
10-17-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,260
Posted By Boom vang

lowered my car and did not realize that I did not...

lowered my car and did not realize that I did not move the jack stand all the way out and it punctured the lower plastic rocker panel.:smash:

leaned on the engine and broke the plastic hose...
10-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By Boom vang

nope, you will need 17"ers, the 16's won't fit...

nope, you will need 17"ers, the 16's won't fit over the calipers, I also believe that the ML rims will give you the wrong offset
10-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,819
Posted By Boom vang

I highly doubt it as they are 2 separate...

I highly doubt it as they are 2 separate companies that have their own profit centre
10-16-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Boom vang

87 octane should not cause an issue. I suspect...

87 octane should not cause an issue. I suspect that it had a check engine issue prior to you buying it and they cleared the codes so it was not indicating a problem and after driving for a while the...
10-10-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,672
Posted By Boom vang

the DW is a stiffer tire with a softer tread...

the DW is a stiffer tire with a softer tread compound, the DWS is an all-season tire and generally speaking most all season have a longer lasting tread due to a harder tread compound. The DW is a...
10-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,042
Posted By Boom vang

at least you get back the missing '0' in your...

at least you get back the missing '0' in your model badge
10-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,672
Posted By Boom vang

the height of the sidewalls are identical for...

the height of the sidewalls are identical for either of the sizes standing at 4.4", only the tread width is different. if you went to a 225/45 17 then the sidewall becomes 4" though the overall...
10-08-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By Boom vang

sounds like too much work and hassle, why not...

sounds like too much work and hassle, why not just buy rims that are meant for the car?

IMO a car always looks odd when it uses an OEM rim not meant for that model, I find it fine for completely...
10-08-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,833
Posted By Boom vang

I had problems with my AC though it blew cold to...

I had problems with my AC though it blew cold to the passengers and warm to the driver. The pressure of the 134A was fine as well as the stepper motors. The fix included a new receiver drier and...
10-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,672
Posted By Boom vang

Check your parking brake, there are a couple of...

Check your parking brake, there are a couple of threads on it, a seized lever under the rear seat will cause a very unique vibration at highway speeds, need to free it up and have it working in its...
10-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

the rear end sort of looks like the last gen of...

the rear end sort of looks like the last gen of the 5 series that melted in the sun and the front a bit like a Dodge Charger. I do like the 2 bulges on the hood and not sure why the C63 got rid of...
10-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

Then how would you explain the VW Beetle, Mazda...

Then how would you explain the VW Beetle, Mazda Miata, VW Eos, Toyota Rav 4, Honda CRV, Volvo S40, Nissan Rogue? Just saying
10-01-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

in Canada: the base model is $33,900 and if...

in Canada:
the base model is $33,900 and if you want climate control and heated seats add $2800!!
the Edition 1 is $43,200
the CLA 45 is $49,800

I think their pricing is out of whack I would...
10-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

Hey Tommy, Best to walk away and not fuel...

Hey Tommy,

Best to walk away and not fuel LawRens. Others reading it will see our points. A forum should be one of decorum, civility and candor
09-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

Obviously I was writing my response and by the...

Obviously I was writing my response and by the time I posted you had already posted a reply stating your non-bias (which I did not see as I was typing my post)


You really are an angry guy
09-30-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

The C&D review in my opinion basically had the...

The C&D review in my opinion basically had the car as 'meh'. When you read the comments many articulated that it was a chick car - Ha! So I guess I am not the only one thinking that.
...
09-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

Lawrens, in time you'll be eating those words...

Lawrens, in time you'll be eating those words when you see who will be buying and driving this car (outside the CLA45) It will be the same people who currently buy the Jetta, and who drives...
09-30-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,098
Posted By Boom vang

The CLA does not use the M271 motor but rather...

The CLA does not use the M271 motor but rather the M270 which is found in the A class and B class and the CLA which is a B class with a trunk. The variation of the M271 now Turbo power lives on the...
09-27-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,280
Posted By Boom vang

the beauty of cars these days is that if you have...

the beauty of cars these days is that if you have the right tool (OBDII scanner) your car will tell you what is wrong. This inexpensive tool (~$150 for the more detailed ones and <$60 for very basic...
09-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Boom vang

Here are some pics from the WRC, their tires are...

Here are some pics from the WRC, their tires are super narrow, our requirements are a bit different. We need a tire that gives excellent traction in snow and ice but at the same time handling on...
09-25-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Boom vang

I don't recall MB using the 15" size on the W203...

I don't recall MB using the 15" size on the W203 (perhaps in other markets?) definitely they used 15" on the W202 with option size as 16"
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