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Forum: W210 AMG
04-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By NAFT1

We may be taking completely different meanings...

We may be taking completely different meanings from "pushed to the limits". The M113 can handle crazy power and torque; I am referring to the maximum flow at real-world engine speeds of the head...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-19-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By NAFT1

I used to work in a professional race series. We...

I used to work in a professional race series. We would make about 500bhp from a 5.1 liter SB2 Chevy. This was a roughly $25-30k engine that ran on 103 octane fuel and was toast after about 400-500...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-19-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By NAFT1

It's not about displacement; it is about airflow....

It's not about displacement; it is about airflow. 3-valve heads don't flow like a 4- or 5-valve setup, and the the single exhaust valve can only handle so much unless you are cramming air in through...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-18-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By NAFT1

I have seen some front conversions work with...

I have seen some front conversions work with trimming and massaging. There are a few out there who have even grafted W212 front bumpers on. It apparently is actually easier than finding a '98/99 E55...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By NAFT1

Are you trying to make it look like a '00+...

Are you trying to make it look like a '00+ post-facelift model? Headlights, quarter panels, mirrors, and even A-pillars are different from '99 and lower. The hood slopes down more on the 00+. Body...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

'99 and lower needs a stand alone, but it's not...

'99 and lower needs a stand alone, but it's not all that difficult (relatively speaking) to code out the MAF in ME2. Was working with someone in Europe who created an entire speed density tune from...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-10-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

As i said, diverter valves generally do not cause...

As i said, diverter valves generally do not cause the problems in MAF reading associated with a BOV, but DO require additional plumbing. I hate doing FI setups that include the MAF in the pressure...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

Vortech's compressors allow for up to 10psi...

Vortech's compressors allow for up to 10psi without a BOV or diverter and no danger of damage from surge. BOVs can seriously screw with MAF data and can really make tuning your car a nightmare....
Forum: W210 AMG
03-07-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

Hmmmmm, have three Mercedes to drive....been a...

Hmmmmm, have three Mercedes to drive....been a few years since I developed a one-off FI setup....anyone interested in working on a Vortech centrifugal liquid cooled 7-8psi setup? Should only be a...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

I've always wondered why there weren't any...

I've always wondered why there weren't any Vortech or ATI kits marketed for these. they'd probably make decent power; I could easily see 100hp added from a decent tune and 6-7psi.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-04-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

Rear mount is a serious compromise; why not...

Rear mount is a serious compromise; why not supercharge instead? You can get an entire engine and supercharger for a few thousand (used). It would probably even be easier to adapt a centrifugal...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

Wish I could tell you. It certainly looks like...

Wish I could tell you. It certainly looks like they might match up, but until someone tries it I don't know. I think having some made could be the better route; if you make the flanges yourself, it...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-03-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyjpE5EjtZE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyjpE5EjtZE
Forum: W210 AMG
03-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

The bolt drillings on the flange are offset...

The bolt drillings on the flange are offset around 30-ish degrees clockwise from the centerline of each port; you will not be able to bolt it up short of welding the holes, drilling new ones, and...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,417
Posted By NAFT1

Good way to go for someone who wants to gut it,...

Good way to go for someone who wants to gut it, invest in the upgrades to the driveline, maybe. I have worked for teams professional racing series, and done custom setups on both turbo- and...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-27-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 340
Posted By NAFT1

In addition to the replacing plug for the wiring...

In addition to the replacing plug for the wiring harness, clean the TCU with contact cleaner as well. Fluid wicks up the insulation on the harness and causes it to malfunction.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,858
Posted By NAFT1

I have and use both. The Texas sun has not been...

I have and use both. The Texas sun has not been kind to my dash, front door trim, and center console, but the rear-seat area looks immaculate! No fading on the wood, carpet, or leather. Last 3 years...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-19-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,553
Posted By NAFT1

2.25 is enough flow for the engine unless you are...

2.25 is enough flow for the engine unless you are planning on making extensive mods with forced induction, nitrous, more aggressive cams, larger-tube headers, etc.. If you look at the cam profiles,...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By NAFT1

Pictures and more details of condition would help...

Pictures and more details of condition would help with estimating a price.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-02-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,876
Posted By NAFT1

No real difference in the hardware. Big...

No real difference in the hardware. Big difference from '99 to the 2000+ year models is the ECU. Slightly different software version and the newer ECUs can be flashed with a new tune through the STAR...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-14-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,789
Posted By NAFT1

Try it out for an RS3; used still goes for about...

Try it out for an RS3; used still goes for about $10-20K more than new MSRP. KBB is $30-40,000 off of the mark in their estimates.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-14-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By NAFT1

PM this guy...

PM this guy https://mbworld.org/forums/members/337120-1999w210e55amg.html and check out his build thread. https://mbworld.org/forums/w210-amg/610169-weistec-supercharger-99-e55-amg.html
Also:...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-13-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By NAFT1

Good find; I've saved that for a day when I need...

Good find; I've saved that for a day when I need it. Not quite as bad as the 211 was, but still looks like a ***** of a job working underneath without a lift. FYI, the 211 (E500) took two 9-hour days...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-11-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By NAFT1

I have not on the w210. On the 211, the upper is...

I have not on the w210. On the 211, the upper is a *****; you pull the motor and trans to get access. The lower isn't too bad. I believe that for the 210upper the exhaust must be removed and the...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-30-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By NAFT1

My car is a 1999, pictured above, and it sits a...

My car is a 1999, pictured above, and it sits a bit higher than the European models which are usually used for the press photos. There is nowhere near the wheel arch gap that the OP has. What...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-02-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By NAFT1

Corrections: 3 white + 1 yellow on front; 2...

Corrections: 3 white + 1 yellow on front; 2 yellow + 1 white on rears. Better pics or how it should look. 275/35/18 rear on Mono II....
Forum: W210 AMG
11-02-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By NAFT1

I believe that my rears have two yellow and two...

I believe that my rears have two yellow and two one white marks on the 4th coil. Not sure if the fronts are the same or different but I'll try to look. Mine below is 100% factory original U.S.-spec...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-27-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By NAFT1

Think that Centric may have been the mfg for my...

Think that Centric may have been the mfg for my front rotors. I have seen several CLK55 (I think same as C55/C32) front brake upgrades and had the chance to compare one to my setup back-to-back. I...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By NAFT1

Don't cheap out on brakes; I did and I regret it....

Don't cheap out on brakes; I did and I regret it. While the rotors I purchased don't seem to be of inferior performance, the fitment was ****. I ended up having to cut shims out of paper-thin...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By NAFT1

I think it must be easier down here where the...

I think it must be easier down here where the roads don't get salted as there are quite a few that are still intact, and very cheap. Body damage is a more common enemy than is rust, and insurance...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-20-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By NAFT1

Is this the rocker panel cover, or the actual...

Is this the rocker panel cover, or the actual metal underneath? The first is held on by fasteners in the wheel wells (front and rear) and underneath the trim in the door sill. You'll need to remove...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By NAFT1

Have you checked for play in the steering rack...

Have you checked for play in the steering rack and linkage, especially on the right side? There should be absolutely no detectible play in any of these when you try to move them by hand. Any of the...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-29-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,858
Posted By NAFT1

I had one that had been replaced with a...

I had one that had been replaced with a non-standard lamp when I purchased my car, and was already starting to die. 2x Phillips OEM lamps and 10 minutes later everything was good again.
Forum: W210 AMG
08-25-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By NAFT1

This could be a vacuum leak as well. It will...

This could be a vacuum leak as well. It will affect top-end power, but will be most pronounced just off idle. Did it throw the check engine light? If so, any DTCs?
Forum: W210 AMG
08-18-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By NAFT1

Many ultra-low profile tires need to be...

Many ultra-low profile tires need to be road-force balanced to properly eliminate issues, especially at higher speeds. It makes a huge difference when it's done right. Some tires just seem to defy...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-25-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By NAFT1

It really depends on how the car has been...

It really depends on how the car has been maintained. If you can appraise what is good and bad and don't mind working on it to get it into the condition that you want it, then go for it. I have known...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-18-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By NAFT1

Gut the shells of two cats, ream the openings,...

Gut the shells of two cats, ream the openings, slip them over the pipes and have them tacked on. Gives an appearance that secondaries are in place and no one will ever know otherwise. Metal epoxy can...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-16-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By NAFT1

17mm for lug bolts, at least on mine. Should be...

17mm for lug bolts, at least on mine. Should be able to use the up/down functions of the cross-shaped controls around the volume knob for the CD changer. Again, that's how it is set up on my '99 with...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-06-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,775
Posted By NAFT1

I paid $6400 for my '99 with a few minor issues...

I paid $6400 for my '99 with a few minor issues and no rust. 93K miles when I got it three years ago. I also spent several months looking for the right deal on CL.
Forum: W210 AMG
06-04-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By NAFT1

The HDs are made for W210s with a taller ride...

The HDs are made for W210s with a taller ride height (E420/430) and as a result are a bit bouncy. The sports are better for the E55. Your "float" feeling can also be from subframe mounts in the rear...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By NAFT1

You can drop the pan to drain it overnight and...

You can drop the pan to drain it overnight and change the filter at the same time. Filling can be done several ways, but the easiest involves breaking off the seal on the transmission dipstick tube,...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-18-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By NAFT1

Several people have claimed around 600HP on the...

Several people have claimed around 600HP on the 5.4L M113 with Kleeman S/C and headers, without major problems. M113 is stout AF, but if you lean it out you will annihilate the pistons. One turbo...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-16-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By NAFT1

About every 40,000 miles. If you follow that...

About every 40,000 miles. If you follow that cycle you can have the connector to the TCU from the conductor plate that is inside the transmission replaced at the same time. That piece will leak...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-07-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By NAFT1

I have salvaged rocker switches out of similar...

I have salvaged rocker switches out of similar models to repair some of those that had broken or didn't work on a couple of my Mercedes. These weren't intended to be serviceable so it can take a...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By NAFT1

Nice. That matches the interior of my ML.

Nice. That matches the interior of my ML.
Forum: W210 AMG
05-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By NAFT1

Sounds like the front SAM/Can Bus module...

Sounds like the front SAM/Can Bus module (different name for same part) to me is the most likely cause. The aux fans in W210s only come on when A/C compressor is running and the system needs them to...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-01-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By NAFT1

The CAN is the only common link, if I am not...

The CAN is the only common link, if I am not mistaken. Does it happen only when the A/C is on? This would indicate a possible short somewhere in the fan circuit that is affecting the cluster, since...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-10-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By NAFT1

This white one is nice. Kind of wish I was in the...

This white one is nice. Kind of wish I was in the market right now. https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/ctd/d/1998-mercedes-benz-class-e55/6553753730.html
Forum: W210 AMG
04-05-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By NAFT1

The 595RS-RR is a great summer high performance...

The 595RS-RR is a great summer high performance tire if you are somewhere that doesn't see rain for a few months at a time, or on a fair-weather only car. Definitely NOT a daily driver friendly...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By NAFT1

Sorry; meant to type brown/brown red stripe. I...

Sorry; meant to type brown/brown red stripe. I believe that the red stripe would be your positive lead and brown is your negative (ground). I found a wiring diagram on one of the forums somewhere...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By NAFT1

There is a brown or brown/red stripe wire in to...

There is a brown or brown/red stripe wire in to the harness for the cluster that is 12V power. I don't know the exact pin location for the connector on the cluster, though. If you have the harness...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By NAFT1

Which year? The harness is a bit different from...

Which year? The harness is a bit different from '99 to 2000 and up.
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By NAFT1

Damn that's a clean looking car. I still think...

Damn that's a clean looking car. I still think the '99s are more elegant looking than the post-facelift look. ****ing Q-ship mafia business car. Never seen white leather in a pre-facelift. I like the...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By NAFT1

We've gotten way off topic but I think Hankook,...

We've gotten way off topic but I think Hankook, Toyo, and Federal all offer some top-shelf performance tires as well. Sometimes performance can be found at a bargain. I accidentally ordered a set of...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By NAFT1

Sumitomos are not terrible and seem to wear well....

Sumitomos are not terrible and seem to wear well. The HTR ZIIis are a little softer than the ZIIs but their traction is still poor on the rears. I hear that the Achilles ATR Sport are not bad tires...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By NAFT1

Play in the suspension is something nobody...

Play in the suspension is something nobody mentioned. The rubber bits fail and can be a bit of a pin to replace but aren't terrible. It is a very easy car to work on, IMO. Shops may charge extra when...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By NAFT1

V8 Bitubo and Bluetec, no less. Probably 600HP...

V8 Bitubo and Bluetec, no less. Probably 600HP and 40MPG.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-12-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By NAFT1

Sure; good luck. FYI, I used this on the ML430...

Sure; good luck. FYI, I used this on the ML430 and it started up every time on the rare occasions that I used the car over about a year or so....
Forum: W210 AMG
03-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By NAFT1

Not in this car, but I had some success in my M...

Not in this car, but I had some success in my M class that was having the same problem. I did not run in through the 12 volt sockets, but went off of the ground terminal and battery post instead. The...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-08-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By NAFT1

That one lists as SOLD. Nice car though. Hope...

That one lists as SOLD. Nice car though. Hope someone got a deal on that one.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-01-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By NAFT1

That is puzzling. The part number for the OEM...

That is puzzling. The part number for the OEM piece from Bosch is the same for both engines. You have tried replacing the crank sensor with one that is known to work? The Bosch piece is only about...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-27-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By NAFT1

I measured to see what wheel and tire sizes I...

I measured to see what wheel and tire sizes I could realistically fit without modifying the suspension or wheel wells.The wheel arches were rolled after the bodies arrived in Affalterbach for...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-27-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By NAFT1

Did you use the original wiring harness from the...

Did you use the original wiring harness from the car or from the donor engine? Is this the supercharged M113K engine that you used?
Forum: W210 AMG
02-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By NAFT1

Evap core isn't all that bad of a job. Nice pick....

Evap core isn't all that bad of a job. Nice pick. You should post some interior pics to make us event more jealous. :cheers:
Forum: W210 AMG
02-21-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By NAFT1

The difference between models with DRLs vs city...

The difference between models with DRLs vs city lights that come on with the first "on" position for the switch is that DRLs are tied into the N7/1 relay module (part of the headlight switch/fuse...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-20-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By NAFT1

About that. If you have never done it, that is an...

About that. If you have never done it, that is an excellent time to replace the rectangular timing cover seal that is just above and behind the tensioner. It will take an extra 10 minutes/$5...
Forum: W210 AMG
02-09-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By NAFT1

Ditto. The plastic becomes brittle and can leak,...

Ditto. The plastic becomes brittle and can leak, sometimes only when the car warms up making it really frustrating to identify.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-08-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By NAFT1

It only cost me $99 for labor here and $50 in...

It only cost me $99 for labor here and $50 in materials to have one made. That's only a bit over 100. Add in another 150 and you can replace the primary cats with Magnaflow high-flow units.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-03-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By NAFT1

That looks like one I removed from the original...

That looks like one I removed from the original car phone wiring on mine. I can't be sure that this is the same one, though.
Forum: W210 AMG
01-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By NAFT1

LOL, Russian Mafia Staff Car is spot on! I bought...

LOL, Russian Mafia Staff Car is spot on! I bought mine from a Russian guy wearing a Ferrari track suit, working from an out-of-the-way business park that screamed "Eastern Euro gangster". Later I...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-04-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By NAFT1

I think that if you are driving hard enough in a...

I think that if you are driving hard enough in a 210 to have to brace yourself with arms and legs you are probably already sliding sideways off the road into a tree. The seats are comfortable with...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-04-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By NAFT1

In 2004 the CLK55 and C55 received a CR bump to...

In 2004 the CLK55 and C55 received a CR bump to 11:1, and I assume that the internals were left alone for the '05 SLK. I am not sure if that CR increase was through pistons, thinner head gasket, or...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-22-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By NAFT1

Curious as to whether you ever successfully...

Curious as to whether you ever successfully located the source.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-22-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By NAFT1

70Nm or 55 lb-ft is the correct torque spec. Just...

70Nm or 55 lb-ft is the correct torque spec. Just did two of these in the fall. Be prepared, I had to use a 3' extension pipe over my breaker bar handle to crack that hollow 46mm bolt loose. The...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-20-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By NAFT1

You are in the W210 AMG forum right now; you...

You are in the W210 AMG forum right now; you should repost in the 220 section.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-06-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By NAFT1

Price?

Price?
Forum: W210 AMG
11-07-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By NAFT1

IF you have a head gasket or cracked component...

IF you have a head gasket or cracked component leaking internally, 99% of the time it will end up one of two places: engine oil or a cylinder. A borescope will usually show evidence of coolant in a...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-03-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By NAFT1

I have heard before that the hood liner may need...

I have heard before that the hood liner may need to be swapped to clear the airbox but I've never examined it. Can you confirm if that is true? I am considering getting a junk hood to paint and swap...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-29-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By NAFT1

I have never seen an option code for it, unless...

I have never seen an option code for it, unless it was a local dealer option. I have seen some good retrofits that look like a factory installation, both OE from other Mercedes vehicles and Recaro...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-20-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 33,827
Posted By NAFT1

I'm not usually excited over wheels, but those...

I'm not usually excited over wheels, but those are porn.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-20-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By NAFT1

If it would help, I can probably get the car up...

If it would help, I can probably get the car up on ramps and take some pics of my differential tomorrow. It was a May 1999 delivery so should have the updated differential part number.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-20-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By NAFT1

I have a '99 but I am not sure they are the same....

I have a '99 but I am not sure they are the same. One way to check is to look at the driveshaft and axle components' part numbers. If everything that bolts up to the diff is the same, you should have...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-06-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By NAFT1

Unless It's changed, MB Star needs to be...

Unless It's changed, MB Star needs to be connected online before it will let you connect through the SDS port under the hood, and coding key/ignition products is disabled unless you have the MB...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-06-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By NAFT1

I personally haven't found a difference between...

I personally haven't found a difference between Lemfoerder and OE; both last 2-3 years before they break on me. I'm a scientist, though; if something can quantifiably show that they are better...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-02-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By NAFT1

I find my '99 to be very easy and affordable to...

I find my '99 to be very easy and affordable to maintain, but I do all of my own work. Most parts are common to the W210 range and many are shared with other lines like the W163, 203, 203, etc. Front...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-02-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By NAFT1

I've never seen a rotor cause a vibration at...

I've never seen a rotor cause a vibration at certain speed; it is not inconceivable but there would have to be a serious casting defect inside one of the vanes to affect the balance at such a low...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-02-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By NAFT1

Short answer; probably so. Most large-chain...

Short answer; probably so. Most large-chain shops' new tire installations include lifetime balance, so that would certainly be the first step if you have that available. The wide, low profile tires...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-26-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By NAFT1

I got them for about $200 for all three. Took...

I got them for about $200 for all three. Took about an hour to get them done with a jack and a couple of wrenches.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-23-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By NAFT1

You could try filling the bladders with a foam...

You could try filling the bladders with a foam sealer, like Great Stuff, but that wouldn't be pleasant if it doesn't turn out to be the correct density. '99 seats don't have the air bladder, but they...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-30-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 33,827
Posted By NAFT1

Got tired of the incessant buzzing coming from...

Got tired of the incessant buzzing coming from the map light/sunroof control, so I removed the fan and internal temperature sensor assembly, pulled the C-clip and fan shaft out, and injected the fan...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-17-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By NAFT1

Does it rattle when you have it neutral and rev,...

Does it rattle when you have it neutral and rev, then let off, or just when in motion?Rattle when stopped and while driving, your primary cats are going out, assuming that you only removed the two...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-15-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By NAFT1

Slow speeds may overheat things as you're running...

Slow speeds may overheat things as you're running at high RPMs and the radiator and trans cooler don't get as much airflow as they would at speed; auto transmissions generally don't like that kind of...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-08-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By NAFT1

They do flow well. I used an AEM dry reusable...

They do flow well. I used an AEM dry reusable cone (made by K&N, actually) on my A4 and it worked quite well, too. It has a TD05H60G turbo making about 450bhp at max boost; I just swirled the filter...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-07-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By NAFT1

Keep an eye on your MAF functionality; the...

Keep an eye on your MAF functionality; the filters that use oiled media to trap particles have a tendency to foul out MAFs.
Forum: W210 AMG
11-07-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By NAFT1

Or even $55...

Or even $55...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-03-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By NAFT1

They do have a few more features, and a couple of...

They do have a few more features, and a couple of things sorted out, but the W210 had 4 model years that were imported before the E55 hit the US in '99, and mine has been the most reliable car I've...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-03-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By NAFT1

Damn, if I just had room for one more...

Damn, if I just had room for one more...
Forum: W210 AMG
10-06-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By NAFT1

The front rotors from NAPA don't quite have the...

The front rotors from NAPA don't quite have the right offset. The outboard carrier was almost touching the rotor, and brake dust accumulated there, causing squealing and blocking air flow. I had to...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-30-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By NAFT1

I went with NAPA Altrom rotors on the front and...

I went with NAPA Altrom rotors on the front and had contact issues with the carrier. I had to shim the carrier and caliper to make it fit. Check to see that there is clearance between the rotor and...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-30-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 33,827
Posted By NAFT1

About 30 minutes per side if you do them your...

About 30 minutes per side if you do them your self on ramps or tall jack stands, I think about $140-150 if you take it to an independent, if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-26-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By NAFT1

You'd need ECU and wiring harness, TCU, engine,...

You'd need ECU and wiring harness, TCU, engine, transmission (same gearbox but with beefier clutches and bands), exhaust manifolds and at least part of the exhaust system. The radiator and...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-18-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By NAFT1

http://www.mercedesmedic.com/how-to-change-the-eng...

http://www.mercedesmedic.com/how-to-change-the-engine-oil-level-sensor-on-amercedes-benz/
Forum: W210 AMG
09-18-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By NAFT1

If you have a 1999, as your username suggests,...

If you have a 1999, as your username suggests, you'll find that we don't have a lot of options on tuning due to our ECU's non-programmable ROM as compared to the facelift 2000-2002 models in which...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-10-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
Posted By NAFT1

I had problems with mine soon after I bought it-...

I had problems with mine soon after I bought it- the previous owner had spilled a soft drink in the shifter. I was able to open it, clean it with contact clear and it's worked fine for 30,000 miles....
Forum: W210 AMG
09-10-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By NAFT1

20% is the accepted figure, but it's not exact....

20% is the accepted figure, but it's not exact. The 722.6 (with different clutches and converters across the range) had to put down power in everything from the C320 all the way up to the SL73 and...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-01-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By NAFT1

Have you tried doing a transmission adaptation...

Have you tried doing a transmission adaptation reset? It's a long shot, but might be worth a try if it isn't a mechanical problem.


Turn off all accessories, lights, etc.
Insert key and turn to...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By NAFT1

Think you went in the wrong forum; the W210 has a...

Think you went in the wrong forum; the W210 has a naturally aspirated V8.
Forum: W210 AMG
08-04-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By NAFT1

Not to hijack, but is there any re-coding that...

Not to hijack, but is there any re-coding that has to be done with the change to high-flow primaries/deleted secondaries? My '99 can't just be re-flashed like the 2000 and on models.
Forum: W210 AMG
08-02-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By NAFT1

Lemfoerder are inexpensive and quality, unless...

Lemfoerder are inexpensive and quality, unless you are planning to flog the thing constantly, and then 211 mounts seem to be the way. Replace the tranny mount or at least pull it out to inspect as...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-01-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,722
Posted By NAFT1

The polyurethane bushings don't have a reputation...

The polyurethane bushings don't have a reputation for being very durable in our cars' control arm bushings. They tend to deform over time, such as a year or two in some cases I have heard of. I...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By NAFT1

New radiator; mine goes from 90-100C during the...

New radiator; mine goes from 90-100C during the Texas summer.
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By NAFT1

That's not too difficult to do but I don't know...

That's not too difficult to do but I don't know if Bilstein would do it. I used to work in a couple of road racing series at the pro level; shortening monotube shocks is pretty easy if you have the...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By NAFT1

http://konimarket.com/products/mercedes-w210-e200-...

http://konimarket.com/products/mercedes-w210-e200-e230-e280-e320-e420-e55-including-diesel-externally-adjustable-option-1995-2002-koni-sport-shock-front-2005
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By NAFT1

I am looking for some used ones for cheap that I...

I am looking for some used ones for cheap that I can send off for service, or to put on the car for a few weeks while the originals are out. I saw some for $10 that were blown out one time but I...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-23-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By NAFT1

If you have the time Bilstein will rebuild your...

If you have the time Bilstein will rebuild your original ones for about $100 each.
http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/search-service/service/
Forum: W210 AMG
07-21-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By NAFT1

Wood blocks are actually pretty secure for...

Wood blocks are actually pretty secure for jacking. They have a good coefficient of friction against the rubber pads and the jack saddle bites into the wood. I would never work on a car without jack...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By NAFT1

I had the same problem when I used aftermarket...

I had the same problem when I used aftermarket rotors that I purchased through my fleet account with NAPA. I think they were branded Altrom, but I don't know who manufactured them. I ended up making...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-14-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

So, after 9 months of use, these rotors function...

So, after 9 months of use, these rotors function fine for street use. One problem anyone should be aware of considering these; the offset of the rotor was slightly more positive than the stock ones...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-17-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By NAFT1

Thanks, I'll add that relay to the list. The...

Thanks, I'll add that relay to the list. The problem has gone absent for a couple of days now, but I doubt I'll be so lucky that it won't return at some point. At least for now I can focus on the...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-15-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By NAFT1

Not yet; it's currently #2 on my list of...

Not yet; it's currently #2 on my list of suspects. I don't know if this is the original filter or not. I negotiated a significant discount because the service records were missing.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-14-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By NAFT1

Starting Problem

I think this may be related to a cam- or crankshaft position sensor, but it's not as straightforward as most of the descriptions form my search of the forums. About half of the time the car has been...
Forum: W210 AMG
03-07-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By NAFT1

Bilstein Sports are better suited to lowered ride...

Bilstein Sports are better suited to lowered ride height.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-26-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By NAFT1

If it comes down to it, I just made my own for...

If it comes down to it, I just made my own for about $17 from Home Depot this week, but I would rather have rented/borrowed it. That was a *****.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-12-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By NAFT1

Replacing the upper control arm as a whole and...

Replacing the upper control arm as a whole and refurbishing the lower.-all Lemfoerder stuff. Just waiting for the uppers to arrive this afternoon. Costing me about $420 for both sides.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-12-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By NAFT1

So an update on my situation, in case you haven't...

So an update on my situation, in case you haven't solved yours. The upper ball joint that is pressed into the upper arm was worn and loose, sending the upper contact point on the spindle out distally...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-29-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By NAFT1

FYI, if it is the lower control arm bushing, you...

FYI, if it is the lower control arm bushing, you will often get this as well as notice that the gap between the front wheel arch and tire is excessive and more wear on the outside of the tire. The...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-29-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By NAFT1

Mine does that; I am waiting for new lower arm...

Mine does that; I am waiting for new lower arm bushings right now. I already have put a caster bolt in the driver side to compensate last time I did an alignment. Looking forward to restoring the...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-26-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By NAFT1

Not really a fan of the blue in my car; the black...

Not really a fan of the blue in my car; the black velour actually give a really clean look now that I have them in; I was more upset that they advertised one thing then sent something else, and no...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-23-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By NAFT1

That was what they advertised, but it appears...

That was what they advertised, but it appears that they have discontinued all of the mats that have the AMG logo, as well as the blue, maroon or silver trimmed mats.
Forum: W210 AMG
01-22-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By NAFT1

For future reference, the dealer finally replied....

For future reference, the dealer finally replied. Tan, Grey and black are the only carpeted floor mats that Mercedes offers for the 210 chassis. The old silver/black and solid black part numbers ...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-20-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By NAFT1

Black/Silver Floor Mats

So twice now my wife has ordered floor mats for my E55 - Q6680425, which are supposed to be black with silver trim, from a Mercedes dealer. They also told her that they would have the AMG logo, but I...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-08-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By NAFT1

I am 6'1" and plenty of room for me. One of my...

I am 6'1" and plenty of room for me. One of my employees is 6'5" and a reasonably sized adult can still fit behind him in the right rear seat. It has become my daily driver after I realized that it...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-28-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By NAFT1

Start with a compression test. You can also test...

Start with a compression test. You can also test the coolant for compounds found in exhaust gasses.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NAFT1

Unplugged the battery and reset the computer; the...

Unplugged the battery and reset the computer; the used MAF works fine, though there is a bit of lumpiness to the idle. Drove about 50 miles- no codes yet.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NAFT1

Swapped in a clean, original Mercedes maf. Still...

Swapped in a clean, original Mercedes maf. Still same problem. Seems to be at its worst when it is at idle just after startup. Still can't find any vacuum leaks. May try a ecu reset and see if it...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-17-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NAFT1

I actually got the full housing and it has all of...

I actually got the full housing and it has all of the correct Bosch numbers on it, but I didn't realize that counterfeits were that prevalent. Any good way to tell the fakes apart from the real thing?
Forum: W210 AMG
12-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NAFT1

I haven't yet. I'll try that tomorrow. It worked...

I haven't yet. I'll try that tomorrow. It worked fine at first, and now it seems only to cause problems at startup. I thought perhaps that was related to the secondary air injection pump but I'm not...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-17-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NAFT1

2 codes (P0170 & P0173)- Ruled out MAF Already

So, as the title says, I have the 2 codes, P0170 & P0173, that are almost always a bad or dirty MAF. At the same time I changed out the number 5 coil pack I replaced it with a new Bosch MAF sensor in...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-20-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By NAFT1

OBDII Port Not Working

Thought I'd post here before I tried in the regular 210 forum. As the title states, I get no connection from the OBDII port with two different scanners. I don't have the Star shaped connector for the...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By NAFT1

Engine and transmission are virtually the same...

Engine and transmission are virtually the same from the 210 to 211 E55. If you're going with a TT, radical engine build and custom engine management you can start with either one, really. The stock...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-25-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By NAFT1

I might be wrong, but I believe that the front...

I might be wrong, but I believe that the front fenders on my 1999 E55, and his, are actually different from post-facelift models and the bumpers, headlights, headlight surrounds, and hood don't quite...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By NAFT1

I believe that he's talking about replacing 99...

I believe that he's talking about replacing 99 fenders with 02 fenders. Those don't just bolt on.
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By NAFT1

First, periods between sentences are your...

First, periods between sentences are your friends. Second, how are you with welding, filling, and sanding metalwork? I ask because that's what you are looking at doing to make it work.
Forum: W210 AMG
07-24-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By NAFT1

If you have a '99 like mine, it is not very mod...

If you have a '99 like mine, it is not very mod friendly, but because of the engine management, not the engine itself. Both mils are virtually the same except for compression and supercharging; the...
07-08-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 337,636
Posted By NAFT1

Pretty much spot on. Wasn't interested in the...

Pretty much spot on. Wasn't interested in the CLS; he was trying to show off to impress me. The E320 diesel wasn't doing anything besides posing. I was just feeling a bit sarcastic when I posted.
07-08-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 337,636
Posted By NAFT1

Had a CLS 500 "AMG" fly past me and then slow...

Had a CLS 500 "AMG" fly past me and then slow down last night. I knew I could take him, but this one shut me down.
374424...
Forum: W210 AMG
07-07-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By NAFT1

If it meets MB specs I would go on price and...

If it meets MB specs I would go on price and availability and not give it a thought, unless you are worried about Hans Aufrecht slapping you in the face when he finds out.
Forum: W210 AMG
07-02-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,210
Posted By NAFT1

I'd tackle that faulty schrader valve now;...

I'd tackle that faulty schrader valve now; lubricant is mixed with refrigerant, so it's bad for the compressor when the mixture is low. Can't remember if the compressor is clutched or if it is ...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-02-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

I'm running monoblocs; not much to see there. The...

I'm running monoblocs; not much to see there. The coating is just for corrosion resistance.

387844...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-02-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

These rotors came that way. Otherwise, mask the...

These rotors came that way. Otherwise, mask the braking surface of the rotors with masking tape and then cut the excess with an exacto knife.
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

387899...

387899 (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Matt01_album/media/BA3293D8-3AFA-4DB7-A212-11630C16D2C8_zps3wu4hypl.jpg.html)

387900...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

To grease or not; I use synthetic ceramic...

To grease or not; I use synthetic ceramic impregnated brake lube on the spring and contact points. Installation is the reverse of removal.I recommend using the used outboard pad to seat the new...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

Retracting pistons is easy. If you do one at a...

Retracting pistons is easy. If you do one at a time, you must go slowly, remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir, and watch the other piston closely or you may pop the second piston from its...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

Now the final piece is to remove the rotor via...

Now the final piece is to remove the rotor via the 5 mm hex bolt, pull the spent brake sensor off of the inboard pad and remove the two pads. If you're going to clean everything now is the time.
...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

Before tackling the two 18 mm bolts that hold the...

Before tackling the two 18 mm bolts that hold the carrier onto the hub it makes things easier if you turn the steering wheel all the way toward the side on which you are working. These will come off...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

387915...

387915 (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Matt01_album/media/D75C902B-F55E-4E2E-ABC1-1247386B95D1_zpsl39kapio.jpg.html)

387916...
Forum: W210 AMG
06-01-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By NAFT1

30 minute W210 E55 front brake job

So the brakes on these cars are pretty straightforward. There areare a few things to consider, though. I decided to make a DIY since I could not find one. Just took me about 40 minutes to do the...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-18-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By NAFT1

Could be the restrictor/evaporator valve or the...

Could be the restrictor/evaporator valve or the drier. Small pieces of metal or crystalized lubricant can clog the drier over the years. A complete flush and replacement of it might work. Another...
05-01-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 337,636
Posted By NAFT1

Dude, you didn't waste any time establishing...

Dude, you didn't waste any time establishing yourself as a troll.
Forum: W210 AMG
05-01-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,847
Posted By NAFT1

Not less efficient, just not noticeably better at...

Not less efficient, just not noticeably better at supplying air to the engine. Not many back-to-back dyno results to prove either way, but:...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-01-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,847
Posted By NAFT1

The plastic that's used doesn't transfer a ton of...

The plastic that's used doesn't transfer a ton of heat, and the 55K airboxes have been shown to not be that much more efficient than the W210 ones; it just doesn't muffle engine noise as much. While...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By NAFT1

I have heard of some horror stories with the...

I have heard of some horror stories with the replicas that crack or the finish comes off after only a couple of years. Maybe if they were from a reputable and trusted company I would be less hesitant.
Forum: W210 AMG
04-29-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By NAFT1

My 99 has the full size front as the spare. Part...

My 99 has the full size front as the spare. Part number is the same as the ones on the front corner.
04-13-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 337,636
Posted By NAFT1

This one was driven by a woman who turned into...

This one was driven by a woman who turned into the subdivision with homes in the seven figures. You think she could afford a real 55.
390016...
Forum: W210 AMG
04-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By NAFT1

The star looks classier IMO. True, it has been...

The star looks classier IMO. True, it has been put on the bottom level C-class now, but it also reminds me of the grill and ornament on the S-class.
Forum: W210 AMG
04-03-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By NAFT1

Geez; you'd need to buy a couple of salvage cars...

Geez; you'd need to buy a couple of salvage cars just to rebuild that thing. I spent twice that for a car that's 10x better condition and half the miles.
03-31-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 337,636
Posted By NAFT1

Funny, he has it listed as a SL55 with the...

Funny, he has it listed as a SL55 with the supercharged M113.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By NAFT1

210 680 06 87 is the part number, but I don't...

210 680 06 87 is the part number, but I don't think it's available. You can get it covered by a reputable upholstery shop. It will probably look better than the factory design.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-16-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,641
Posted By NAFT1

Oh and, forgot the Sensotronic Brake Controller...

Oh and, forgot the Sensotronic Brake Controller (braking by wire), which is disabled after its 300,000th actuation and must be replaced at a cost of around $1500, give or take.
Forum: W210 AMG
03-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,641
Posted By NAFT1

W211s will be more work or money to maintain for...

W211s will be more work or money to maintain for a couple of reasons:

1. New model year. 2003-04 may have some issues that were worked out in later production 211s.
2. You already said it- more...
02-14-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,685
Posted By NAFT1

It would be nice to know who built mine, maybe...

It would be nice to know who built mine, maybe AMG will open the record books some day.
Forum: W210 AMG
02-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By NAFT1

Awesome? Yes. Worth it? Doesn't seem that way. I...

Awesome? Yes. Worth it? Doesn't seem that way. I may do the AMS reproduction ones and an x- or h-pipe when I have to replace the primary cats.
Forum: W210 AMG
01-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By NAFT1

They are still in the box, but at $250 to do the...

They are still in the box, but at $250 to do the entire front with Akebono ceramic pads it seems worth a try.
Forum: W210 AMG
01-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By NAFT1

NAPA for $96, but I have a corporate account...

NAPA for $96, but I have a corporate account discount. Here is the link.
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Brake-Rotor-Only-Front-Ultra-Premium/_/R-UBP880128_0482213721
Forum: W210 AMG
01-05-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By NAFT1

Good luck. I had to get one rear sent from...

Good luck. I had to get one rear sent from California to Texas with a stop at a wheel refinisher in between after I bent one of mine.
Forum: W210 AMG
01-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By NAFT1

I used two old steak knives and cut a notch in...

I used two old steak knives and cut a notch in them. Works great for radio removal.
Forum: W210 AMG
12-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By NAFT1

In front of the shifter under the center console,...

In front of the shifter under the center console, I believe. Small box w/ yellow tag.
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