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12-21-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,071
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, everyone! So is this (...

Thanks, everyone!

So is this (...
12-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,071
Posted By Robert Schrader

I need some clarification of the exact words that...

I need some clarification of the exact words that should be used to describe the suspension parts. My local dealer refers to "front lower control arms and thrust arms", but I've checked several...
12-21-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,071
Posted By Robert Schrader

Replacing thrust arm bushings on 2003 C320

At the last routine maintenence, the dealer - who is a perfectionist - recommended replacing the front lower control arms and thrust arms. I took it to an independent mechanic - who is more price...
03-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,069
Posted By Robert Schrader

As best I know, my car does not have an engine...

As best I know, my car does not have an engine oil dipstick. Oil level is checked by computer.
03-13-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,069
Posted By Robert Schrader

Location of transmission filler tube

In a continuing attempt to diagnose the drive train noises that plague my C320 ( https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/323153-drive-train-whine-freeway-speeds.html ), I went to a different mechanic...
03-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,975
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, guys!

Thanks, guys!
03-10-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,975
Posted By Robert Schrader

V6 oil leak / gasket replacement

Over the last few hundred miles, my 2004 coupe has been getting noisier up front. When I got out of it yesterday, there was a smell of burning oil. I asked the computer to check the oil level. It...
10-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By Robert Schrader

Drive train whine at freeway speeds

I have a 2003 C-coupe with auto trans and V6. The drive train and suspension are all stock with the exception of 17" rims. It has 112K miles on it.

About 15,000 miles / 1 year ago it started...
10-12-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,100
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, everyone.

Thanks, everyone.
10-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,100
Posted By Robert Schrader

Brake pad warning

A few days ago, my dash display started showing "BRAKE PAD WEAR. VISIT WORKSHOP". I have a rather busy schedule for the next several weeks, and I'd like to know how serious a warning this is. Can...
09-03-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,807
Posted By Robert Schrader

Cost of fuel pump + sevice 'A'

I had a dead fuel pump replaced and service 'A' done at a dealership in southern California. It cost $1,205. Does this sound reasonable? Did I get overcharged?
Thanks.
05-07-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Robert Schrader

Solution

This turned out to be the radio!:nix: Aparently it was sending lots of arbitrary messages until it clogged the network and other messages to/from the engine couldn't get through.
04-30-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Robert Schrader

Bringing a 2009 CLC Coupe to the USA?

Wife and I are tentatively planning avacation in Europe in 2009. So, once I'm already there, how hard would it be to legally bring back a CLC?
02-08-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 221,064
Posted By Robert Schrader

My 2 cents worth on tires ( I live in southern...

My 2 cents worth on tires ( I live in southern California, so it's all summer tires ):

The stock Michelins were great: nice ride, quiet, great handling, 22K miles, but expensive.

Next I...
02-07-2008, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Robert Schrader

Electrical problem

I'm doing 80+ up I5 late in the evening, and suddenly the car loses engine power. I coast to the side, and the computer is telling me that I have a alternator/battery problem. The engine will turn...
04-26-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By Robert Schrader

Laguna Niguel offered 150, in and out in an hour....

Laguna Niguel offered 150, in and out in an hour.
Thanks, guys!
04-24-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By Robert Schrader

Service A in Southern California

It's time for service A at just under 59K miles, and I don't plan to do it myself ( sprained thumb, am essentially one-handed for a few weeks. ) I hear that prices can vary widely.
I travel for...
11-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, but that does not fit one criteria: it...

Thanks, but that does not fit one criteria: it never happens twice in sucession.
11-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Robert Schrader

Braking problem

About one of every ten or twenty times that I hit the brakes, the car pitches forward suddenly. I expect some nose-down movement as I brake, of course, but on these occasions the front jerks...
04-15-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 221,064
Posted By Robert Schrader

Didn't like Kumhos

Went from Michelin pilot sports to Kumho somethingorothers. Noisy, and sidewall bulge at 20K. But handled almost as well as PSs, and longer life.
03-28-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By Robert Schrader

New summer tires - anything better than PS2?

First: yes, I did STFF. Didn't find what I needed.

I have a bulge on the sidewall on one tire, so it's time to replace them. I'm not really happy with the Kumhos - way too noisy - and a bulge at...
01-12-2005, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By Robert Schrader

Measured in hp/dollar, you will get a lot more if...

Measured in hp/dollar, you will get a lot more if you look at supercharging first. If you have the I4, change pulleys ( approx 1K ). If you have the V6, get a supercharger ( approx 10K ).

And...
01-12-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Robert Schrader

Get the V6 if you can. It runs at a lower rpm...

Get the V6 if you can. It runs at a lower rpm than the I4, so it should last longer.
01-04-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Robert Schrader

Ummm...did you read the next several posts after...

Ummm...did you read the next several posts after Outland's? If you take the trouble to read them - and maybe do the math - you'll see why the ESP can't be triggered by differences that small. ...
01-02-2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,954
Posted By Robert Schrader

From some auto web page ( sorry I forget which...

From some auto web page ( sorry I forget which )...
Over time, not in the first year clearly, MB expects to sell 100,000 of the B-class act says Jürgen Hubbert. "Americans start to look for...
01-01-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,954
Posted By Robert Schrader

If MBUSA drops the relatively high-mileage...

If MBUSA drops the relatively high-mileage C-coupe and adds nothing else, then they would have trouble meeting the federal mileage requirements for the overall fleet in 2006 onward. So I think we...
01-01-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Robert Schrader

After an initial irritating experience, my...

After an initial irritating experience, my opinion of Calstar has improved. One I began dealing with a service rep named Luis Torres everything went just fine.
01-01-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Robert Schrader

I got answer on it from the tech, c/o the service...

I got answer on it from the tech, c/o the service rep. Their alignment machine uses lasers from front to rear. It aligns by rims, not tires. If the rims are of a different sixe, the alignment is...
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Robert Schrader

Yeah, but I didn't get any angemessene Antworts...

Yeah, but I didn't get any angemessene Antworts in the other forum.

Happy new year to all of you, too.
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Robert Schrader

Wheel/tire question

I'm looking for opinions on something that my service rep told me. ( I think I trust you guys more for an honest opinion )

After hitting a large piece of road trash, I had my C-coupe towed to...
12-31-2004, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,954
Posted By Robert Schrader

So this should mean that our coupes are going to...

So this should mean that our coupes are going to become worth more?



As to the BMW 318ti, I always asumed that it was a failure because of the tiny engine. I wanted to see a 330ti or an M3...
12-31-2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Robert Schrader

Danke, A. 1+2: It was all on the right side....

Danke, A.

1+2: It was all on the right side.
3: What is "SS" ?

But is there some other possibility aside from tire sizes?
12-31-2004, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, Breaststroker, but he didn't say that he...

Thanks, Breaststroker, but he didn't say that he couldn't do it with Superturismos; he said that he couldn't do it without all four of them.




Thanks for the advice, T, but I was asking for an...
12-30-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Robert Schrader

Question Wheel/tire question

I'm looking for opinions on something that my service rep told me. ( I think I trust you guys more for an honest opinion )

After hitting a large piece of road trash, I had my car towed to Calstar...
12-29-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Robert Schrader

Hmmm...It seems that MBWorld has an automatic...

Hmmm...It seems that MBWorld has an automatic profanity remover. I didn't type five asterisks. I used a word for a female dog.
12-29-2004, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Robert Schrader

Update: it appears that Calstar has some...

Update: it appears that Calstar has some competent employees and some not so.

The details: Several days ago I hit a big piece of steel that had fallen off a tow truck. Blew two tires, maybe other...
12-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Robert Schrader

Calstar MB in Glendale Ca or other LA dlrs?

Has anyone had dealings with Calstar MB on Brand St in Glendale? I've not been impressed so far. Did I just catch them on a bad day or should I look for another one in the area? Any...
07-14-2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,376
Posted By Robert Schrader

Question Thanks, Bob, but that does not really answer the...

Thanks, Bob, but that does not really answer the question, it merely restates the problem.

Another problem with searching is that I have to guess at the exact words that are needed. Say, for...
07-13-2004, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By Robert Schrader

Lubricant for sunroof

Any recommendations for a lubricant for the sunroof ( yes, I searched the forum and rtfm )
Thanks.
01-01-2004, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By Robert Schrader

Which dealer is this? I've had no problems with...

Which dealer is this? I've had no problems with Hoehn up in Carlsbad.
11-21-2003, 10:00 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 31,456
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: Knock Sensor

Does the 320 have them?
Thanks
11-20-2003, 11:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,693
Posted By Robert Schrader

For your own good torch that car before you get...

For your own good torch that car before you get an incurable disease. If that medical opportunity has passed you by already - and I fear it may have, given your dubious taste - I beg of you please...
11-17-2003, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By Robert Schrader

IN MY OPINION... you should use a more...

IN MY OPINION... you should use a more descriptive subject.
:beat:
11-14-2003, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,296
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: 20" Spinners On My C230 Coupe

So what is your turning radius?
Does it turn at all?
09-12-2003, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 221,064
Posted By Robert Schrader

If you don't know what your budget is, then you...

If you don't know what your budget is, then you aren't ready to buy. It's one of the basics to protect yourself from getting ripped off.
09-12-2003, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,581
Posted By Robert Schrader

Oil capacity for 3.2 V6?

How many quarts do I need to change the oil? ( Any, yes, I RTFM but it only tells be what the 1.8L needs. And I STFF and came up with nothing. )
Thanks
09-11-2003, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,121
Posted By Robert Schrader

But what is the part? Got a pic?

But what is the part? Got a pic?
09-10-2003, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Robert Schrader

A better look at the underside reveals that a...

A better look at the underside reveals that a minor tilt would not make a difference; there is no way that fluid could run there from somewhere else. So my best guess is that it is dripping from...
09-10-2003, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Robert Schrader

I recommend making sure that all your complaints...

I recommend making sure that all your complaints are in writing, so if something goes bad you can prove that you say something while it was in warranty.

PS: which SD dealer have you been going to?
09-08-2003, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Robert Schrader

Please id leak

I have a 2003 sport coupe with V6 and auto tranny. There is a small stain that recently appeared in my parking place underneath the passenger footwell. Over the past week it has grown a bit. It...
09-06-2003, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,583
Posted By Robert Schrader

Is the extended warranty transferrable when you...

Is the extended warranty transferrable when you sell the car? Thanks
09-06-2003, 03:20 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 70,680
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: How many problems with your C? What kind?

The sticky A/C valve seems to have finally loosened up at nearly 4K miles. It has no problems at all now.
09-01-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Robert Schrader

location, location, location

This thread would be a whole lot more useful if people would state exactly where the leak or puddle is. Thanks.
09-01-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Robert Schrader

Not having a front plate is illegal in...

Not having a front plate is illegal in California. Some juridictions enforce it, some do not. But when you do get ticketed, it is not a fix-it ticket.
08-28-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Robert Schrader

True, if you consider only the car. But trains...

True, if you consider only the car. But trains and busses are not cheap in northern europe like they used to be.
Having a car - with insurance - for two weeks is worth several thousand. Also they...
08-24-2003, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,451
Posted By Robert Schrader

There was a short time when I wanted darkfact for...

There was a short time when I wanted darkfact for a hood ornament. :D
08-24-2003, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Age old question.... C230 or C320

Do you mean essentially the same car, just a choice between the V6 or the I4/sc? If so, then for $1000 it's a no-brainer: get the V6.
08-20-2003, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Robert Schrader

In a coupe with an auto tranny, the 320 is well...

In a coupe with an auto tranny, the 320 is well worth the couple extra grand. Not only is there more torque, but it is available in a much wider rpm range.

And you always can put a Kleeman on it...
07-31-2003, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By Robert Schrader

I had already done that -- with those exact...

I had already done that -- with those exact words. Have you?
And did you find it?
07-30-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By Robert Schrader

I tried S[ing]TFF. Couldn't find the...

I tried S[ing]TFF. Couldn't find the aforementioned thread. Anyone care to demonstrate how it's done?

This is why we need an index.
07-28-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: found a feature on the car this weekend, i feel so dumb

There should be a button on the side of your headrest ( at least there is on mine ) that allows you to fold them out of the way.
07-28-2003, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks, Damian, I've been meaning to start this...

Thanks, Damian, I've been meaning to start this thread myself.

Coupe with 3.2L V6, auto and stock 16" wheels:
about 81 or 82 mph at 3000rpm.
07-28-2003, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,747
Posted By Robert Schrader

How about a none of the above option? I'd...

How about a none of the above option? I'd rather walk than drive a car without a hatch.

PS: Ed, lighten up. This is supposedly a civilized forum.
07-25-2003, 10:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By Robert Schrader

Mille Miglia F20 photo request

Anybody have pics of a coupe with 17" Mille Miglia F20s on it? Thanks.
07-24-2003, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By Robert Schrader

...And drive in a straight line:D

...And drive in a straight line:D
07-23-2003, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Annoying "seat belt" beeps

I hate it too. If anyone ever figures it out, please post. Thanks.
07-22-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7,843
Views: 2,537,901
Posted By Robert Schrader

Yep. Minor stuff like food...clothing...shelter.

Yep. Minor stuff like food...clothing...shelter.
07-22-2003, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,843
Views: 2,537,901
Posted By Robert Schrader

I thought the c-class was a replica. :p

I thought the c-class was a replica. :p
07-22-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: Re: C230 Coupe at. vs C320 Coupe at.

With the auto, you'll definitely appreciate the extra torque of the V6.
07-22-2003, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: C230 Coupe at. vs C320 Coupe at.

You're planning to buy TODAY and you have not yet decided which one??

I'd say buy neither. You really aren't ready yet.

Get all the facts. Then test drive all the possible combos ( I4 vs V6,...
07-20-2003, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert Schrader

But the seach engine won't take a 2-letter term...

But the seach engine won't take a 2-letter term like c7. It tells you that it is too short.:wall:

This is one of the reasons why we need an index.
07-14-2003, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By Robert Schrader

Do we have black boxes?

I read an article in the newspaper that said that lots of new cars now have a black box that records speed, control inputs, etc which can be used against you after an accident. Do we have them?...
07-01-2003, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: A/C issues

Is the 'auto' button off? ( No offense intended, it's easy to overlook )
06-20-2003, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,063
Posted By Robert Schrader

Hmmm...I don't see the reasoning at all. ...

Hmmm...I don't see the reasoning at all. Remember, an anti-sway bar is basically a force-transfering device, not a force-absorbing device.
I think there are two holes either 1) to allow you to bias...
06-12-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: What size can I Get

Sure. Glad to.
Try "What size wheel can I Get"
You'll get more useful answers.
:beat:
06-12-2003, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: C quality, an article I found online...

To save everyone a click...

"Tom Incantalupo
ROAD TEST
Mercedes C-Class Sales Up Despite Quality Issues

Mercedes-Benz C320 wagon (Mercedes-Benz Photo)
May 16, 2003

May 16, 2003
06-11-2003, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,850
Posted By Robert Schrader

When/if you do, please post lots of details.

When/if you do, please post lots of details.
06-09-2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,376
Posted By Robert Schrader

If I search for c7 wheels, it tells me that the...

If I search for c7 wheels, it tells me that the search term is too short.

An index would not have this problem.
06-09-2003, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By Robert Schrader

If we get together to order 4, can you split the...

If we get together to order 4, can you split the order into pairs and ship separately?
Thanks

Ps: Now that you list prices, I'm interested.
06-08-2003, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,421
Posted By Robert Schrader

Thanks. But where is the plastic cover?

Thanks. But where is the plastic cover?
06-07-2003, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,421
Posted By Robert Schrader

Adjusting rain sensor sensitivity?

The rain sensors are just a tad more sensitive than I want them to be - after the first few swipes the wipers are grinding across a nearly dry window.
Are the sensors adjustable? Thanks.
06-05-2003, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By Robert Schrader

Pardon me for quibbling, but there is some lag. ...

Pardon me for quibbling, but there is some lag. The S/C does not come up to speed instantaneously, nor does the air in the system. It just seems like no lag compared to a turbocharger.
06-05-2003, 06:18 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 70,680
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: How many problems with your C? What kind?

1500 miles on it, only problem is that the valves that control air blowing on my feet tend to get stuck in the open position. Dealer said he will fix, I just have been too busy to get it there....
06-02-2003, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,408
Posted By Robert Schrader

When I encounter a commercial website that does...

When I encounter a commercial website that does not list prices, I assume either that he is at worst a fraud, or at best too lazy to make things convenient for the customer. Either way, I leave and...
05-29-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 13,721
Posted By Robert Schrader

BUMP Starbucks 10235 Reseda Bl. (SW...

BUMP


Starbucks
10235 Reseda Bl. (SW corner of Devonshire)
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 709-6934

From the South, take the 5 North and then the 118 West and EXIT on Reseda Bl. Make a RIGHT...
05-26-2003, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Guys I need suggestions

Yes. Use a more descriptive subject line.:rolleyes:
05-24-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By Robert Schrader

This is a great idea. :bow: :bow: :bow:...

This is a great idea.

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
05-22-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 13,721
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: It's getting closer...

Starbucks
10235 Reseda Bl. (SW corner of Devonshire)
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 709-6934

From the South, take the 5 North and then the 118 West and EXIT on Reseda Bl. Make a RIGHT heading East...
05-20-2003, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By Robert Schrader

I'm 6'6", 36" inseam, 38" sleeves. I have a...

I'm 6'6", 36" inseam, 38" sleeves.
I have a manual seat and the sunroof. I just fit comfortably, with no extra room anyplace.
05-18-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Robert Schrader

My guess is that it's not symetrical because...

My guess is that it's not symetrical because faster traffic will try to pass you on the left, and this way they can see the left edge of your car in the fog. Can someone from England or one of...
05-14-2003, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Robert Schrader

volvo wheels on mb?

I saw some wheels that I really liked on an S80. They were 27-spoke ( 9 main spokes, and 2 very thin ones on each side of the main ones ) They had 5 bolt holes. I think they were 17 inches.

So,...
05-12-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: MB verses other automobles

The criteria: gotta have hatchback, good handling, decent power, and not be incredibly ugly.

The losers:

Saab: I've owned 3, so they would have had the tiebreaker if they hadn't stopped...
05-09-2003, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: any 320 coupe owners

I drove a I4 with manual and a V6 with auto. Even with auto, the V6 is stronger
and well worth the extra money.
04-17-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Robert Schrader

You're more likely to get a useful reply if you...

You're more likely to get a useful reply if you repost with a more precise subject line.
04-17-2003, 11:07 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 13,721
Posted By Robert Schrader

I'm in San Diego. I'll be in L.A. for business...

I'm in San Diego. I'll be in L.A. for business on May 30th. A meet on Saturday the 31st would be perfect for me.
04-13-2003, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,537
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: words cannot explain my utter disappointment with my life in general right now.

You listen to women when you are driving? It's no surprise that you had an accident. :p
04-12-2003, 10:57 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 30,923
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Gas Mileage

Manual or auto? I'm thinking that if it's an auto it may have to re-learn your habits.
04-11-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Robert Schrader

Among other things, that page says "If you...

Among other things, that page says

"If you think about it, the ring exerts maybe 5-10 lbs of spring tension against the cylinder wall ...
How can that small amount of spring tension seal...
04-10-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Robert Schrader

Oil + filter change after break-in?

On my two previous new vehicles ( both motorcycles ) there were services at the end of the break-in period to replace the engine oil and filter. Is it really ok to wait 10000 miles for it at service...
04-02-2003, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Coupe: A car for women? That's what MB says

You have a car that young women like, and you're complaining????
04-02-2003, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,108
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: =( 2002 C230 Performance SUCKS!

If you stick to video games you won't have this problem; and you could drive safely like the rest of us civilized folk.
:rolleyes:
03-31-2003, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By Robert Schrader

Kleeman has been offering 300+ hp for a year or...

Kleeman has been offering 300+ hp for a year or more. What's new about this one?

And does a newer version imply that the older one will be discontinued any time soon?

Thanks.
03-31-2003, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By Robert Schrader

Vourthis: Sorry, I believe the 4k on sedans...

Vourthis: Sorry, I believe the 4k on sedans already expired weeks ago.

Speedfrk: It ends for the coupe today.
03-30-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: 6K off out-the-door price on a C320 coupe

Hoen Motors in Carlsbad ( San Diego County ). Ask for Ron Sloan.
03-30-2003, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By Robert Schrader

6K off out-the-door price on a C320 coupe

Today I bought a C320 coupe; pewter metallic, C5, C2, CD, Auto, (alas no C7 ).
I negotiated to 5560 under MSRP of 33150.

So when we add taxes, title, licence, fees, bribes, etc, here in the...
03-29-2003, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,642
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Rumor of new engines for US

I went back to the same dealer and asked him for his source. He couldn't remember exactly. He then checked with one of his colleagues, who said that he had never heard of it. So, it seems dubious....
03-27-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: $4000 subsidy going away???

Nope. They were all automatics with 16 inch wheels.

Sorry, but can we stick to the subject please? I've got some multi-thousand dollar decisions to make.
03-27-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,642
Posted By Robert Schrader

Rumor of new engines for US

I was at the dealer today, and I mentioned that the c-coupe could be had in Europe with the supercharged V-6. He said that he believed we would see it here in the next year or two. I said that I...
03-27-2003, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Robert Schrader

$4000 subsidy going away???

I visited a dealer today, and he said that the $4000 loaner subsidy will probably
disappear at the end of this month, maybe next. He was sure enough of this that he would knock $5500 off of any...
03-24-2003, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Robert Schrader

Proper name for $4000 and $1500 subsidies

I just visited a local MB dealer here in San Diego. ( Test drove C320 coupe. )
When we talked about price the salesman did not know about either the 4000 or 1500 that MB pays to dealers. He was...
03-17-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Robert Schrader

Pardon me for being blunt, but exactly who is...

Pardon me for being blunt, but exactly who is talking abou this?
03-05-2003, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Picked up the Wider Evolution (C7) wheels and tires

With this setup, what hits the curb first: rim or tire?
03-04-2003, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Adventure in Orange = Paprika

Thanks.

But...aventurine feldspar is a reddish-orange mineral.
03-04-2003, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By Robert Schrader

aventurine orange metallic paint

At mercedes-benz.com, the available colors for the c-coupe include several that MBUSA and my local dealer have never heard of. Presumably they are euro and/or Japan colors. So, 2 questions:
...
03-02-2003, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,830
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: simple

If you stop on a real steep hill, then try to start, the engine will die if you try to hang it on the throttle at idle while you move a foot from the brake to the gas. Or you can let it roll back a...
02-26-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,983
Posted By Robert Schrader

What size wheels do you have?

What size wheels do you have?
02-13-2003, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Robert Schrader

Which SD dealer was that? Thanks.

Which SD dealer was that? Thanks.
02-13-2003, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: 6-spd manual trans on C240 = better resale

I've been looking at used sport coupes on autotrader. A few days ago there were 17 that fit my specs and location. One was manual, the other 16 were auto. That seems to make the manual a lot...
01-21-2003, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Robert Schrader

Guys, if you want to talk NAFTA or Canada please...

Guys, if you want to talk NAFTA or Canada please start a new thread. Can anybody answer the original question? Thanks.
01-18-2003, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: HIDs for coupe

How much did it cost?
01-17-2003, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Robert Schrader

Euro delvery benefits for dealer?

If I opt for european delivery, is this better for the dealer? It seems that he gets to avoid quotas, at least. How else does this benefit him? I'm looking for bargaining chips here. The ideal...
01-01-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: c320 sports coupe at SD Auto Show

Sorry, but I only looked at cars I could afford.



He explicitly said that they were in ships on the way here.
01-01-2003, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert Schrader

Nope. Sorry.

Nope. Sorry.
01-01-2003, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert Schrader

c320 sports coupe at SD Auto Show

I just came back from the San Diego International Auto Show. The only C320 coupe in Califrnia is apparently in LA at their auto show, and going to be at the show in SD in a few days so I didn't...
12-09-2002, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Question for all C230k owners...im thinking about gettin one

Ahhh....to be 35 again...

BenzyBoy, why do you care what other people think?
If you like the car, buy it.

Or, are you really asking: "Will it get me laid?"
If so, start a new thread under...
12-01-2002, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By Robert Schrader

Here it is. Just gotta figure out how to sneak...

Here it is. Just gotta figure out how to sneak it across the Atlantic.

http://www.motorcities.com/contents/02ED9510679509.html
11-30-2002, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By Robert Schrader

Between the seats, just behind the gearshift...

Between the seats, just behind the gearshift lever, where it belongs.
11-30-2002, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By Robert Schrader

Aftermarket handbrake

Has anyone seen a Sport Coupe with a hand operated emergency/parking brake?
I suspect that mechanically it would be fairly simple to do, but making it look good would be difficult.
Any ideas on...
11-22-2002, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,386
Posted By Robert Schrader

Sorry to quibble, but it's excess torque not hp...

Sorry to quibble, but it's excess torque not hp that hurts drivetrains.

I recall reading in the November issue of "Mercedes Enthusiast" something about the software limits that AMG was putting on...
11-20-2002, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: C320 Coupe Confirmed In Canada

A little grade school math that bypasses conversion rates and free maintenence issues...
Assuming that US230price/CAN230price = US320price/CAN320price,
then US320price = 24995/34750 * 38000 =...
11-18-2002, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By Robert Schrader

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MWSt

I wrote to MBUSA.COM last week, and got this evasive response:

"Dear Mr. Schrader,

Thank you for your recent internet inquiry.

While definitive information for a new engine in the C Coupe is...
11-13-2002, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By Robert Schrader

Lightbulb Re: '03 C230 Engine rev limiter / fuel cutoff

Blaxer wrote:
<<Why should I bring the car in if the service center has no idea what the car is "supposed" to do? Has anyone else noticed this problem or knows what is going on here?>>

I'd go to...
11-10-2002, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 221,064
Posted By Robert Schrader

Actually nitogen will burn. It is slightly...

Actually nitogen will burn. It is slightly exothermic. But it is not a hazard at conventional temperature and pressure, though, because when does burn it does not produce enough heat to set it's...
11-09-2002, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,394
Posted By Robert Schrader

Can a tall person fit?

I'm 6'6" tall, and seriously thinking about a
sport coupe. I can fit in one at the dealer. But
I wonder how it will be long term. Is there anyone out there about my height who has driven one...
Forum: Test
11-09-2002, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Robert Schrader

Question just a test

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