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01-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL65 might go up with only 390 produced in...

The SL65 might go up with only 390 produced in 2006 and less then that many combined for every year after.

Victoria Principal here in Malibu just sold her 2005 SL65 AMG in a custom special order...
05-18-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Had the same problem… Check the starter battery!

I got into my SL65 one cold morning car started fine. I drove 2 miles away and when I came out 5 minutes later same story... Just a click!! Jump started it came home and just a click again!
...
02-24-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Posted By EXECMALIBU

My SL65 ONLY HAS 24K Miles and has had ALL of those same ISSUES!!

I love my 2006 SL65 (Black Opal 1 of 3) with only 24K miles but they are an absolute maintenance nightmare!

I have already replaced everything you listed (Mounts,Coil Packs, Ignition Control,...
07-19-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,452
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL500 Spare was 17 inch and will not fit over the SL55 Front Calipers...

The early spare tires supplied to the SL500 were 17 inch and they will NOT work/fit over with the SL55 large calipers...

Even worse for the guys with the SL65 or a SL55 with the 030 performance...
07-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The Fuse Chart is WRONG!!! They are for a 2002 SL500...

The fuse chart supplied in the tool kit is absolutely WRONG!

I found this out with my 2003 SL55 when trying to find the cigarette lighter fuse. The chart suppled in my 2006 was the same has...
07-01-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a couple of extras... $125...

I have a couple of extras... $125-$150...

[email protected]
06-22-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 45,162
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Thericker is at it again??? Sean must make a negative comment on every post!

Thericker/Sean needs to get a life! He has over 9,000 posts on this site alone... Is it just me or is 9,015 long posts on one site a little excessive from one person?

This forum is for...
05-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,401
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have owned both the SL55 and SL65. There is NO COMPARISON!

I have owned both the SL55 and an SL65 even at the same time for a very short period.

There is absolutely NO comparison between the two cars. The effortless Torque generated by the M275 V12...
05-08-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By EXECMALIBU

How much do you want for the Pilot Super Sports?

I agree that there is a tail wiggle with the Pilot Supers but because the RE050As only lasted 7,000 Miles on my SL65 I have ben running the Michelins.

How much for your take-offs?
03-10-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,266
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I was asking if the BS Struts are shorter...

I was NOT making a statement that the BS Struts are shorter!

I was merely asking a question based upon the one and only photo of the rear BS Struts that you provided they look shorter then the...
03-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,266
Posted By EXECMALIBU

If the Overall Extended Length of the Shocks are too short the car will sit too low..

If the Overall Extended Length of the Shocks are too short the car will sit too low. You can adjust the preload and sag but not raise the ride height if they are too short.

It is very obvious from...
03-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,266
Posted By EXECMALIBU

THOSE STRUTS WILL NOT WORK ON THE R230 CHASSIS...

I was very interested then I looked at your photos how the Black Series Suspension is mounted...

The struts that you have photos of mount totally differently then the standard R230 ABC Struts......
03-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,266
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Interested in buying the Black Series Suspension with standard Torsion bars

I am interested in buying the Black Series Suspension with the Standard R230/SL Torsion bar kit.

Is the standard R230 kit designed for the weight of a V12? Or is it for a 6 cylinder?


Please...
03-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,266
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I am interested! Please send photos...

I am interested in the complete suspension package... Please send the photos

[email protected]
02-21-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ALL SL65s had TWO Piece 390mm Rotors...

ALL SL65s had TWO Piece 390mm Front Rotors... 2007+ had slightly smaller Calipers (6 Piston vs 8 Piston) then the earlier 2005/06 SL65s...

I think they are looking at parts for SL55/SL600. NOT...
02-14-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 46,853
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Expensive Cars are EXPENSIVE to repair... ABC works great when it works!

I have a 2006 SL65 that has had everything in the ABC suspension system replaced while still under the extended MB USA factory warranty.

When (not if) I need ABC repairs I had planned on Arnott...
02-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The factory Sl65 wheels are extremely soft and...

The factory Sl65 wheels are extremely soft and they bend very easily!! They are not strong enough for the weight of the R230...

I have have had several sets that were in absolutely perfect...
01-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,816
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Nick The engine is back further and the Turbos are blocking access!

Do your homework on the SL600/65. Read what everyone has posted including MBZ technical notes. I believe a few people have tried other methods without success???

MB Experts have repeatedly stated...
01-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,406
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Other Shock MFG Like Bilstein,Koni,Boge or Off Road shocks might have a boot.

It will take time and experimentation to find the best match. But it is definitely possible because lots of other shock companies use Rubber Boots as well as the guys with Off Road shocks.

It...
01-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By EXECMALIBU

WRONG!!! GROSS POLLUTER is NOT a DEATH SENTENCE!

GROSS POLLUTER is NOT a DEATH SENTENCE...

Unless YOU want it to be!

A loose gas cap can cause you to fail a SMOG test.

FWIW-
I just bought a 1997 BMW 850Ci in absolutely MINT 100% Original...
01-17-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,816
Posted By EXECMALIBU

UNderdog... $1,300 for S65 mounts is too much...

MERCEDES S65 mounts are very easy compared to.... Pay attention.... "SL"65 mounts.:word:


The SL65 engine compartment has much less room and requires removing the engine or dropping the subframe...
01-05-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,759
Posted By EXECMALIBU

V12TT... With the 030 Package the Brake Job will cost the same as a SL65!

Part of the expense of the 030 package is the 390mm front brakes. Same as on the SL65...

I had a SL55 and felt the car was under-braked and needed bigger brakes for going really fast in the...
11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I received this and other PMs and emails...

Well just this morning there have been 3-4 more very looong posts by Thericker! He seems to think I care about his opinion.

I thought posting other members PMs sent to me was appropriate. This...
11-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The kit is Powder Coated, Has the Intakes and a New Pump!!!

The IC kit being offered is Powder Coated, Included are the Scorpion Intakes and also included is a new Pump!!!

Thericker I see that you have over 8,638 posts on this website... WOW! Exactly how...
11-20-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

V12TT Thank you " intercooler kit is $4900 with intercoolers, ic pump, intakes"

V12TTenthusiast,

Than you for confirming what Speedriven told me today.

"The intercooler kit is $4900 it comes with intercoolers, ic pump,intakes and ecu/tcu tune."

What I am selling is...
11-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SPEEDRIVEN said TODAY that the IC KIT is $4,900

"But that was back in early 13' now the whole Inchilada can be had for a lot less.. New from Spdrvn"

Sean "Thericker" is absolutely WRONG!!!

Today Nov 20th a 8:25AM I spoke with Rudy at...
11-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ONLY Wheels,Trim Kits etc drop radically in price. Performance Mods do not

My experience is that ONLY custom wheels and body/trim kits drop radically in price.

Performance Mods that do not wear out seem to hold their value. Especially when they are the latest version. ...
11-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

BUMP!

Bump.

No one interested?
11-16-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By EXECMALIBU

If not buying the car because it needs tires is mentioned the guy is not serious!

A 6 year old SL will probably need tires even if the car had super low miles and original tires. They get hard, dried out!

If the buyer mentions the tires give him a $400 credit but only if the...
11-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Definitely Michelin PSS! 295/19

2006 SL65

I used to run OEM tires, the Bridgestone RE050A 295/30/19... They performed very well in dry conditions but the tread life was absolutely HORRIBLE!! I do not drag race or do excessive...
11-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ECU/TCU might be included.

I might be able to persuade Speedriven to possibly provide an ECU/TCU tune for their IC system.
11-08-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Bump

One guy was sending a $500 deposit over two weeks ago from Europe but I told him until it comes still for sale.
11-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

There is nothing to see. Looks totally stock.

My Sl65 looks totally stock under the hood.

The Speedriven ICs worked Great! Much better then what I have. They kept the IATs about 20-40 degrees lower then the stock ICs.

I am going in a...
11-04-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By EXECMALIBU

V12s are Typically Dead for resale on most cars! MB, BMW, Jag etc...

The SL65s are no more prone to failures then any of the MBs with the ABC, SBC systems. Other then the V12 Coil Packs which seem to fail at around 40,000 Miles. The newer replacement type Coil Packs...
11-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The system with the blow off valves was a very early type.

The original systems from Speedriven about 5-7 years ago had blow of valves. Those ICs were also smaller.

The Latest Speedriven systems have an improved design and are larger and better ICs.
...
11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Only a few emails? I thought the Speedriven ICs were a score!

I have only had a few questions with no offers...

I thought these Speedriven ICs were the hot ticket upgrades for the V12s?

I guess ebay is next...:nix:
10-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,762
Posted By EXECMALIBU

FOR SALE- SPEEDRIVEN V12 INTERCOOLER SYSTEM. Fits 2005-2014 (SL600,SL65,CL600,CL65)

For Sale SPEEDRIVEN V12 INTERCOOLER SYSTEM $3,500 (save $1,500 from new) +S/H
Get this system today! Getting one directly from Speedriven could take months as they are backlogged.

Fits all...
10-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Yes they had 10 inch rear rears as an option!

10 inch were an option... They sound original...

Spin them to make sure they are not flat spotted on the inside... The original 19 inch AMG two piece wheels are almost as ridgid as Jello:word:...
10-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a SL55 Super Charger. It was a Warranty Take Off...

I sold my SL55 7 years ago when I bought my SL65.

Sitting in my garage is a super low milage Super Charger from a 2005 SL55 still in the Factory MB wooden crate.

I was told it was a MB Take...
10-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The Stock AMG 19 inch Two Piece Wheels Bend Very easily!!

I have had 3-4 sets of the factory 19 Inch AMG two piece wheels that have been bent!

On my own SL65 I had the rear wheels flat spot and I never hit any deep pot holes...

The wheels looked...
09-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By EXECMALIBU

MB-USA Part Line... That is "NORMAL.... THEY ALL DO THAT"

If your engine fell out and was dragging on the ground, the factory rep would tell you "That is Normal for this model"... "They ALL do that"


Ture Story...

When My SL55 had the SBC Brakes Fade...
09-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By EXECMALIBU

There should be a factory MB pump and a bottle of tire sealant.

I have not looked in a while so this is from memory...

There should be MB tools in a roll, an MB electric pump(?) and tire sealant. I might be wrong about the pump and the tire sealant might be...
08-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,402
Posted By EXECMALIBU

To Remove the Radiator The Front Bumper Must Be Removed on the SL65...

I tried to get the radiator out a week ago but I got to a point where everything looked like it was disconnected but the radiator would not come up and out.

I finally tackled the radiator...
07-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I installed the larger Condenser from a S65. Works great.

Do your research.

I first tried the Renntech second condenser design. Which is just adding an identical SL65 (20x4x3 inch) condenser using their custom brackets, hoses that they sell for $4,400....
07-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 030 Package has the Larger SL65 390MM Rotors

$800 was probably for stock 360MM SL55 rotors?

The SL65 Rotors are 390MM. They are Brembo and you might be able to buy just rotors from them without the hats.

Otherwise you will be paying...
06-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Do the new V12 Coil-Packs tend to fail like the older ones?

Does anyone know if the new supposedly upgraded M275 Coil-Packs (with #07 and 08) tend to fail?
05-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By EXECMALIBU

DIY Advice on replacing a radiator in a SL65 (2006)

Can someone advise on what is involved in replacing the leaking radiator in my SL65?

On the drivers side of the radiator where the large hose connects into the radiator is evidence of dried fluid...
05-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,402
Posted By EXECMALIBU

DIY Advice on replacing the Radiator in a SL65 (2006)

Can someone advise on what is involved in replacing the leaking radiator in my SL65?

On the drivers side of the radiator where the large hose connects into the radiator is evidence of dried fluid...
03-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The MY is identified in the 17 digit Chassis...

The MY is identified in the 17 digit Chassis number...

WDBSK 79 F06 F109887

WDBSK =MB AUTO USA 79= SL65 F06 = (MY) 2006 ...
03-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,810
Posted By EXECMALIBU

My SL55 had one included with the car new... They definitely came Painted to match.

On the shelf I have 2 new R230 license brackets both a painted and non-painted, both are plastic but they are somewhat different in shape.

The painted bracket still has the stickers from the...
03-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Where is the DIY post for the Limited slip?

Where is the DIY post for the Limited slip?

Saving 6 hours sounds great...
02-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL65 has larger rotors and calipers...

Since the SL65 has much larger two piece Rotors on all four corners and definitely has absolutely huge front Calipers I would suspect the rears are larger also?

I know that my SL55 always seemed...
02-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Lojack Tracking Transmitter????

Lojack may not label their boxes making them harder to find and disable???
02-06-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Double Stock Coolers is what Renntech sells. Poor results...

Read the looong post by Welwynnick about V12 inter-cooling on the Mercedes M275 site... VERY Informative!

First I tried using two stock SL65 coolers, the same kit Renntech sells... (for around...
02-01-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,351
Posted By EXECMALIBU

They look GREAT! How much to buy a pair???

I would like to buy a pair for my SL65...

Same issues. The rear-end feels like it is on marbles during accelleration after the Speedriven tune...

Jeff
[email protected]

(310) 456-8833
01-31-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,947
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Google cat piss smell. Mercedes had a problem with glue smelling like CP

As I remember the Cat Piss smell was when left in the sun...
01-22-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 152,571
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Nick I am interested in buying a couple of the pumps...

If you think they are CWA100s I might be interested in a couple as spares for my SL65.

[email protected]

Jeff
11-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Same with SL65s the first year they sold the most by far!

The SL65 sales numbers are the same situation...

2005 MB sold 651
2006 - 390
2007 - 140
2008- 120

and then the sales numbers dropped yearly from 2009...
11-09-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Steve you are probably correct... They only built 1,350 SL65s

Steve,

They only built around 1,470 SL65s for all of the years (2005-2013)... I know there were only 390 built in year 2006...

I was multiplying the Black Opal SL65 numbers X 10 so I guessed...
11-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Bryon... There are 9+ Different Colors of 189 Black Opal!

When they first were offered in 2009 I bought a SL63 rear Spoiler for my SL65...

I went to buy the paint for my Spoiler and the guy at the paint store handed me a huge ring of Mercedes Color...
11-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Yes Black Opal is a very rare color... Any color other then Black or Silver is Rare

I owned an SL55 in Black Opal and now own an SL65 also in Black Opal.

Yes Black Opal is a very rare color... Any color other then Black or Silver is Rare.

A few years ago I researched and...
10-10-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,052
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I did research on this 4-5 years ago...

If you search my posts going back 4+ years you will find a post on this subject for the R230 AMGs SL55/SL65...

There were at the time (during a 2-3 month period) around 98 cars for sale and the...
09-22-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By EXECMALIBU

2005-06 had side grilles where 2007-08 had louvers

On the 2005-06 bumpers there were removable metal screens made from the same material as the front grilles... On the 2007-08 the sides had louvers and it is hard to tell but the shape of the front...
09-22-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I had the V12 Coil pack numbers wrong. early are 0480/0580 late are 0680/0780

Memory is fading!

I had the V12 Coil pack numbers wrong. Early V12 Coil Packs part numbers end 0480/0580 The later (Supposedly upgraded) Coil Pack numbers late are 0680/0780
09-22-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 2006 has larger brakes. There were changes to ABC/SBC but probably not in 07/08

The 2005-06 SL65 has larger front calipers. Through the years there were a lot of upgrades to the R230 ABC suspension like the high pressure lines and the Valve Bodies etc but I don't think the...
09-10-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,957
Posted By EXECMALIBU

90% do not know what an SL65 is capable of? I totally Disagree!

Someone posted that 90% of the people do not know what an SL65 is capable of. That is a ridiculous statement.

Most Mercedes people do not know how fast an SL65 is and in reality most exotic car...
07-28-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,667
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Are the NEW/REPLACEMENT V12 COIL PACKS more reliable then the earlier ones?

Are the newer type supposedly upgraded V12 coil packs ending in part numbers 07 and 08 any more reliable then the older type?:nix:


Has anyone had them fail?
07-28-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,940
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Sorry no photos taken at the time...

Nick,

Sorry I did not think about taking photos. I added the diagram with dimensions of the S600/CL600 condenser I used in my post. The condenser is very thin but has a much larger surface area...
07-27-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,940
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SL65 with the CL600 Condenser and a Meziere Pump works well.

I have an 06 SL65 (R230) and I first installed the Renntech designed front condenser system.

Four years ago I went to buy the system from Renntech at $4,200 and I noticed an MB sticker with a part...
07-27-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,534
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SL65 using the CL600 Condenser with the Meziere Pump works Well...

I have an 06 SL65 (R230) and I first installed the Renntech designed front condenser system.

Four years ago I went to buy the system from Renntech at $4,200 and I noticed an MB sticker with a part...
07-27-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 152,571
Posted By EXECMALIBU

For the SL65 The CL600 condenser with Meziere Pump works OK...

I have an 06 SL65 (R230) and I first installed the Renntech designed front condenser system.

Four years ago I went to buy the system from Renntech at $4,200 and I noticed an MB sticker with a...
07-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By EXECMALIBU

All SL65s are WDBSK then 79 for the model...

Easy to tell ALL SL65s chassis numbers start with WDBSK then 79 for the model 65...

The SL55 is WDBSK-74
SL500 is WDBSK-75
SL600 is WDBSK-76
SL550 is WDBSK-71
SL63...
07-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ALERT THE MEDIA!!! Marcin is Back! He called me today.

Well the rumors of his demise are greatly exaggerated. Marcin called me today and we are moving forward on some larger intercoolers for my SL65...
07-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,243
Posted By EXECMALIBU

If you look at your other post you will find I already sent you this same info...

I already sent photos and measurements in your last post asking for the same thing?
07-02-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Another MONTH anyone hear anything from Marcin????

I called twice again this morning at around 10AM same answering machine message at Speedriven...

I left another message.

Has anyone had a response from Marcin during the past month?
06-30-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,644
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SL65 Front Brakes

Here is a photo of the adapter on a front SL65 caliper for the 390mm rotors...

The numbers are 19.7661.05. The second number is harder to read
56 03 58 or it could be S6 03 5B?

The...
06-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Marcin was Reliable, Trustworthy and Super Honest! Why the Meltdown?

I do NOT get it??

Marcin was one of the most Reliable, Trustworthy and Honest guys I have ever dealt with... His products were the best. Why the meltdown? Did he have health,money,legal or...
06-05-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Anyone have luck contacting Speedriven yet?...

I called twice today June 5th during normal business hours and got the same answering machine... I thought they were supposed to be back up and running June 1st?

Has Anyone spoken to Marcin...
05-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

What if by the end of May the Super Charger R and D is not Finished?

AccelToronto,

I am NOT shooting the messenger... I think Speedriven/Marcin are great!..

I understand Marcin closing to the public for a while... But WHY the hell didn't he announce to the...
05-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Monday I left another phone message... It is now Friday... It has been two months?

Knock! Knock!! Hello Hello ... Is anyone home?:eek:

I think that Marcin has packed it in? This is a damn shame because they have great products!

I wanted to talk to him about ordering a pair of...
05-14-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,368
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Is Marcin Gone? I have been leaving messages for SIX weeks.... With NO response?

Did Marcin pack it in?:nix:

Has anyone actually spoken to Marcin recently?

I read that Alex was gone a looong time ago but his voice is still on the answering machine...

If Marcin has...
05-03-2013, 08:53 PM
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04-29-2013, 12:21 AM
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Views: 693
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have personally replaced the pads on my SL65 with no issues!

IMPORTANT... NO VERY IMPORTANT!

The SBC is activated by ANY electrical change detected by the car... So when you open the doors or even the trunk and the light goes on the car thinks you are...
04-29-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The fronts come as 25 Offset (ET) and also 28mm The rears were 30mm

From memory ...

The fronts come as 25 Offset (ET) and also 28mm The rears were around 30-32mm...

If you have 19 inch two piece wheels with 44mm-60mm ET those are SEL wheels.

The SL65 and 030...
12-05-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a new set from Ajustable Air Ride for sale...

I sent an email but got no response... I have a new set in the box from AAR that I paid $325 with shipping... Make me an offer...

[email protected]
11-22-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,161
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SpiritR230, Believe it or not there are 9 shades of Black Opal!

My 2003 SL55 and my wifes CLK were both Black Opal #189 by coincidence. They were similar but different colors! When I bought my SL65 in Black Opal it was a third color:eek:...

I bought a new...
11-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,161
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SpiritR230.... Black Opal is so rare especially with Berry....

The R230s are basically 51% Silver and 47% Black... Having a Black Opal is ultra rare and so beautiful why would you want to change?:eek:
11-01-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,189
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The date on that fuse chart is from 2001. They come in our tool kits and are wrong!!

That fuse chart dated 2001 is the same fuse chart that was included in both my 2003 SL55 and my 2006 SL65 tool kits...

The fuse charts were totally wrong and show relays/fuses where there are none...
10-04-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Check to see if the backing plate is touching the rotor...

After the dealer worked on my ZSL65 I noticed the same noise... The Moron "MB Tech" had bent the backing plate and it was slightly touching the rotor on the inside...

Take off the wheel and look...
10-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Intall AMG SL55/SL65 ABC Struts... Very expensive...

The ABC struts on the AMG cars are firmer... If/when you need struts buy the AMG struts from for the SL55/65. The price difference between SL600 and AMG strut might not be to scary maybe even the...
09-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,652
Posted By EXECMALIBU

OLDSCHOOLRICE I am in the LA area and may need a tech... Where are you Located?

Oldschoolrice...

I may need a tech for my SL65... Where are you located...

Jeff

[email protected]
09-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,297
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Egwu- This is absolutely wrong! "EVERY car depreciates in value. EVERY car"

Most new cars deprecate in value but they are a few cars that definitely hold their value and actually appreciate once production is discontinued.

Have you checked the prices on Ford GTs they are...
09-17-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SLICK997 SL55s HAVE THE IDENTICAL ABC SUSPENSION AS THE SL65s...

SL55s have the identical ABC struts and suspension of the SL65s... Not airbags.

The standard SL55s have 18 inch one piece wheels that seem OK unless they have the 030 option package... The 030...
09-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By EXECMALIBU

STOCK SL65 19" TW0 PIECE WHEELS DO BEND VERY EASILY!!!

I have had 4 sets of Stock AMG SL65 19" two piece wheels.. And in every set there have been wheels with flat spots on the inside...

The wheels and tires ALL looked absolutely PERFECT not a mark on...
06-25-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,836
Posted By EXECMALIBU

How much for your take-off parts? (Brakes, Rotors, Inter-coolers etc)

I might be interested in youe take-off parts...

How much for your (Brakes, Rotors, Inter-coolers etc)

[email protected]
06-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a Dark Metallic Blue (Black Opal #189) SL65

Colors other then Silver or Black are ultra rare on almost all SLs...

I have a rare color called Black Opal... Which is a dark Metallic Blue.

A few years back I was checking and there were...
05-05-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,433
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have (4) Michelin Super Sports on my SL65 and no wiggle... Soo Far

I have (4) on my SL65 and no wiggle... Soo Far they seem great!

I am curious to see how long they last as opposed to the RE050a that only got 6,000-8,000 miles on the inner rears.
05-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Email from Robert... He admits that you have to "really look"

Remember this guy cheated me... Read his post. He ADMITS that he REFUSES to return the damaged wheel.

In his first email to me he makes no reference to painted or bare areas. That came after him...
05-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The Representations by Duckman748 are NOT what actually happened!

In every dispute there are two sides to the story... This is all documented in emails.

Robert Potts AKA Duckman cheated me for $89 then asked for my help. I offered to send him another wheel or...
05-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By EXECMALIBU

interested....

I am interested... What year?

[email protected]
04-22-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Interested in the grilles will call tomorrow...

Interested in the grilles will call tomorrow...

Thanks,

Jeff
SOLD! SOLD!
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04-14-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I had Links on two of my older MBs (6.9+ SL55)...

I had Links on two of my older MBs (6.9+ SL55) but not on my SL65. On My SL65 I always have had the MB techs lower the car using the Mercedes SDS System at the MB Dealer... The MB Dealer techs can...
03-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,172
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I loved my SL55 grinned every time I got on it! With my SL65 I laugh hysterically!

I loved my SL55 and thought with over 500HP on tap that nothing could ever be better.... I was absolutely Wrong!:eek:

As it turned out at the exact moment I was thinking that there could never...
03-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,873
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a set of Factory 19" SL65 AMG 2 piece wheels with the rare 10 inch rears...

I have (4) nice Original 19 inch SL65 AMG Two Piece Wheels with the very rare 10 inch wide rears... $2,200 best offer

[email protected]
02-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ALL my mounts have been replaced and there still is a shudder...

Everything was replaced and there is still a shudder...
02-06-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Sl65 Shudder... I have definitely noticed it!

My SL65 has the factory LSD. Yes I have noticed a shudder and mentioned it repeatedly to the MB dealer... They tried to fix the problem and installed new Motor and trans mounts but the shudder is...
02-05-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 26,691
Posted By EXECMALIBU

2 piece rims have permanent alloy bolts (not removable) if loose Huge problems!!!

The SL65 wheels have the (18) 8mm bolts that are 12 point and are very light possibly made of Titanium... The bolts are Lock-Tited using permanent Lock-Tite. If someone took the bolts out to...
01-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Carcommander Do NOT trust Carfax

I had a MB bought back and about a year later I noticed the car for sale at a used car dealer...

I checked CarFax and it did not say BOOO, Nothing, Nada about the car being a Lemon Law buy back......
12-16-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Neither 17 inch nor 18 inch wheels will fit over SL65 brakes..

Neither 17 inch nor 18 inch wheels will fit over the SL65 front brakes..
11-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Have a set of Original SL65 AMG 19 inch 2 piece wheels for sale...

I have an extra set of Original SL65 AMG wheels for sale... The fronts are 8.5X19 the rears are the very rare 10X19... The wheels are in very good condition with no curb rash...

asking $2,250

...
11-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,383
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL65 19 Inch Spare Wheel/Tire is Available in the US but are very Rare!

I found a 19 Inch SL65 Spare wheel/Tire at one of the Large MB salvage yards so they are around but are very rare...

It might be possible that the CL65 or S65 came with a 19 inch Spare which...
11-07-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,772
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Benz-O-Rama... I think the Calipers are from the SL65

I believe that the SL600 has the larger SL65 front calipers...
11-07-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,772
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The Rotors on the SL600 are not AMG only the calipers...

Unless your car was somehow ordered special the SL600 has smaller rotors then the SL65 AMG. The front SL600 rotors are 360mm (14.2 inches)one piece cast iron Rotors where the SL65 front rotors are...
10-16-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,202
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Click/Clack noises are the seat belt automatically tightening...

Both my SL55 and my SL65 make the subtle but annoying click/clack noises randomly from what sounds like the door post area but only when the top is down.

I kept telling the dealer about it an of...
09-12-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a stock TB.

I have a stock TB from an SL55...


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09-12-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Dont the ABC pump run all of the time? I have had Links for 4 years with NO issues.

The ABC Pump is in tandem with the Power Steering pump and both are turning and pumping whenever the engine is running... Correct? So when you say you hear the pump running all of the time that is...
08-25-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Mercedes R230 Struts are made by Sachs a HUGE Shock Co. MB can't make for less!

Mercedes like all Automotive Manufacturers outsources probably 90% of the parts they use. All Automotive Manufactures design and assemble the vehicles but most parts come from outside sources. This...
08-16-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,942
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 1st thing I would have done is to replace the Starter Battery!

I know you said the starter battery read 13V but I have seen batteries do VERY WEIRD things... Exactly like what you describe!

ie:
After sitting for 5 days my SL65 started one cold morning with...
08-11-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,048
Posted By EXECMALIBU

3MBs read what he ASKED about! 285/30/19 vs 285/35/19

Read the post first!!:crazy:

5 mm size difference for his rear tires is what he asked about will 285/35/19 be OK as opposed to 285/30/19... I wrote that I use slightly oversized tires front 265 vs...
08-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,048
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I run 295/35/19 which are wider/taller with no problems....

I have 295/35/19 on the rears and 265/30/19 on the front with no problems...

The 5mm (30 vs 35) in height is less then the tire wear from new to worn out... The 5mm is in reality only 2.5mm from...
08-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,036
Posted By EXECMALIBU

FOR SALE SL65 AMG 2 PIECE WHEELS (19 INCH) 10 INCH REARS + 2006 SL55 FRONT BUMPER

SOLD!!!

EVERYTHING SOLD back in 2011!

(4) SL65 AMG 2 PIECE 19 INCH WHEELS WITH THE ULTRA RARE 10 INCH WIDE REARS... $2,400 or offer

I ALSO HAVE A CHERRY 2006 SL55 FRONT BUMPER COVER WITH...
08-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,441
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Another set of SL65 AMG wheels with ULTRA RARE 10 inch wide rears!

Upgrade your SL or any late model MB with SL65 Wheels!

I have another set of very nice SL65 AMG 2 PIECE WHEELS the front are 8 1/2 X 19 et 30 and the rears are the ULTRA RARE 10 X 19 et 28...
...
07-28-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,573
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The Coilpack Probably Failed! Happened to me...

I am surprised it went back to normal operation?... It is probably a coilpack but check ALL of the other things ( IC pump, sensors etc) first! Because the CPs are expensive... There are plenty of new...
07-19-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By EXECMALIBU

That is the same Fuse Chart dated December 3, 2001 and it is WRONG for the R230 AMGs

That is the same fuse chart that is in all of the Tool Kits all the way to the 2010 SL63s! I know because on the showroom floor I checked a new SL63 about a year ago looking for an updated AMG Fuse...
07-19-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By EXECMALIBU

NONE of the fuse charts are CORRECT!! Took dealer an hour to find relay/fuse on LTP..

The fuse chart in the tool kit that comes with ALL the AMG cars is WRONG:crazy: and is for a 2002 SL500! Even the fuse chart out of a brand new SL63 at the dealer had the same fuse chart dated 2002. ...
05-10-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,441
Posted By EXECMALIBU

FOR SALE (4) SL65 AMG 2 PIECE TITANIUM WHEELS ORIGINAL AMG!

I HAVE AN EXTRA SET OF (4) ORIGINAL SL65 AMG 2 PIECE TITANIUM (2) 19 X 9.5 ET 31 AND (2) 19 X 8.5 ET 30... THESE WERE THE ORIGINAL WHEELS OF MY 2006 SL65... SOLD IN GOOD CONDITION BUT "AS IS"...
04-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By EXECMALIBU

It has been a week.... What happened?

Well....

Another week has passed what did the dealer do/say?:word:
04-03-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The dealer does not have the title because they probably never paid off the bank!

I had a similar problem with my SL65...

It is not uncommon for a dealer to take the money on a car and then "forget" to payoff the car! I assume that you were smart enough to get all of the...
03-20-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By EXECMALIBU

All SL65s come standard with bixenon headlights!

According to the window sticker bixenon headlights are standard on the SL65.

My SL65 has them and they do not seem to self level and the extra set I have has no provisions or pivot point for...
03-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,886
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Todd.. The 2006 SL65 has the early (defective) Coilpacks...

The 2006 SL65 still had the early V12 coilpacks that were very prone to failure...

I had both coilpacks fail! First one side then only 300 miles after MBUSA refused to replace them as a pair the...
03-12-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,886
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Changing Spark plugs and Trans Oil at 14,000 miles is ridiculous!

Read your service manual... Spark plugs are supposed to last 80-100K miles in todays engines!

The dealer is trying to cheat you and sell you $1,200 of repairs that you do not need! The trans...
03-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The party line is "Can Not DUPLICATE customer complaint!!!"

When the MB dealer wants to get out of repairing my Mercedes the service writer will just put... "Cannot Duplicate Customer Complaint" or say they all do that, it is normal... Your trans failed at...
03-10-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Owning a MERCEDES BENZ meant you owned the BEST at one point in time...

Oliver,

I thought more about your statements and totally disagree on several levels! Mercedes Benz is no longer what it once was!

Owning a Mercedes Benz used to be a status symbol for several...
03-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Oliver I disagree! If your car broke a few months out of warranty you would be pissed

Oliver,

I think that if your car or anything else failed just after the warranty expired you have every right to complain and ask for the Manufactures financial assistance!

If they say No you...
03-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Call any dealer with your chassis number and ask for a transmission...

Here is the part number for a 722.6 for my SL65.... Part # 5240-270-05-00... Your SL550 trans might be he same? The dealer MB of Encino Ca (818) 788-0234 quoted me yesterday $2,480
03-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 722 Transmission is only $2,470 with 6 hrs R+R... Check the valve body!!!

A 722.6 SL65 AMG Transmission (240-270-05-00) today costs $2,470 at he MB dealer for a factory rebuild... A New trans was around $7,650! They both have a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty... These...
03-07-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,167
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 722 Transmission is only $2,200 with 5 hrs R+R... Check the valve body!!!

A 722 AMG Transmission last time I checked was around $2,400 for a factory rebuild... A New trans was around $3,100 they both have a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty... These prices were for an AMG...
03-06-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Try turning the car off then restarting this reboots the ECU...

My friend has a 2005 CL65 with a tune and when his car jolts and then has no power, he said that if he stops then turns the car off and just restarts the car everything is fine...

One of the well...
03-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Make sure that you are not over-boosting causing a limp mode from too much power....

A lot of MB V12 guys report that their tuned cars sometimes "Over-Boost" because the TCU/ECU cannot process all of the extra boost and power increase and the car working as it was designed and...
02-28-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Check the fuse and relay....

I had a brand new pump blow a fuse after about a month... Put in a new fuse and no more problems!

Cant figure out why the fuse blew once but never again?
Maybe something got jambed in the...
02-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,372
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I think that the SL65 has stronger axles then the SL600

When I checked the axle part numbers the SL65 had a different number then the SL600/SL55 etc. I assume that the SL65 axles are stronger plus the SL65 has the Limited Slip that should divide the...
02-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,372
Posted By EXECMALIBU

How were you launching your SL65?

I know you had DRs and a tune but a perfect launch on the SL65 is very difficult to master... You seem very close!

I have read on the V-12s with a tune there is a very fine line between...
02-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By EXECMALIBU

THE PANAMERA WAS THE 3RD FASTEST CAR ON TOP GEAR!

I was AMAZED to see a 4 door sedan IE Porsche Panamera Turbo be the 3rd fastest car on a tight track on Top Gear and just slightly behind the Viper ACR and the Monster Lambo!

What is unbelievable...
02-08-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,962
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Wait until you discover that many of the fuses/relays are WRONG and not as shown!

In both my SL55 and SL65 included in the tool kits were fuse charts that also showed the relay locations that were totally WRONG!!!

They chart would show 6 fuses and 4 relays but the car had 7...
02-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I might have a good used 19 inch wheel

I have a couple of good 19 inch 2 piece OEM AMG wheels...

[email protected]
01-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,874
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL65 V12 engine is only about 60lbs heavier! The car only weighs 160lbs more!

If you think the SL65 V12 engine is a lot heavier that is a myth! The engine weighs only about 60lbs more then a SL55 engine... Granted the 60lbs is in the wrong place being up front...

Take into...
01-07-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,383
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Abiazis... What will we do if we get a FLAT?? Where does the filthy wheel/tire go?

Since the small 19" space-saver wheel/tire does not fit in the trunk....

As I asked before... What the hell do the MB engineers suggest that we do with a 9.5" rear wheel with a flat and possibly...
01-07-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,383
Posted By EXECMALIBU

If MB Dealer said that an SL55 does not exist! Obviously your wheel is a mirage!

If your trustworthy and honorable MB dealer tells you that there is no spare tire available for the SL55 then obviously the wheel you have does not exist!

It must be the light at a certain angle...
01-07-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,754
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Interested in buying the front rotors...

How bad are your front rotors? Have a special project and I am Interested in buying them...

[email protected]
01-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,108
Posted By EXECMALIBU

TRY EBAY! There was someone repeatedly listing the V12 dipstick.

I had exactly the same issue with my SL65...

The dealer refused to sell me the " special tool" AKA dipstick. The dip stick "tool" has numerous marks in mm for all of the MB cars so you need to...
12-27-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,161
Posted By EXECMALIBU

How are you dealing with all of the ECU, TCU, and other electronics?

I thought that all of the electrical components (ECU, TCU ETC) communicated through the can bus system using the vehicle chassis number...

I was told swapping and engine was not possible and...
11-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,482
Posted By EXECMALIBU

We had an S65 that with a Tune was slower! The ECU/TC/TCU saw too much power!

When the numerous computers in todays cars see too much power, torque or even boost the computers will sometimes take control and back down timing or release the boost pressure to protect the...
11-26-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,270
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Sean.... What is the status?

Another month has passed... What is the status? Call me

Jeff(310) 456-8833
11-16-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By EXECMALIBU

We totally agree! The car is making to much power with an aftermarket tune!

We have seen several V12s that have issues with an ECU tune when they make too much power especially at part throttle! The cars will jolt/buck or go into limp mode.

The TCU does not know what to...
11-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,867
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Abiazis, Here are photos of the spare...

I finally dragged the wheel out.... Took some photos...

There is a dealer order tag from Massapequa NY with different part number then on the wheel 230 400 1702 the wheel has 230 400 2702?
11-01-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,270
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Shawn... Are we still on for this week?

Shawn,

Give me a call about the stuff...

(310) 456-8833
10-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,918
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Angry 2011 SL65? ACCORDING TO THE AMG WEBSITE THE SL65 WAS TERMINATED! MBUSA OFFERS A 2011

According to the AMG website a few months ago the SL65 roadster was being discontinued as of August as a 2011 model and if you wanted one you needed to order it immediately.

"Please be advised...
10-11-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Marcin has GREAT products! He is very honorable but does not answer his phones/email.

Marcin has GREAT products (TCU/ECU) and has a great reputation. All we want to do is make him money and buy his products!!!:bow:

But I have called him 20+ times leaving many messages and I also...
10-11-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Speedriven/Marcin Contact info?

Been trying to contact Marcin at Speedriven for over a month. Any one hear from him lately? Is he out of town on location somewhere?..
09-22-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,557
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SL65 ROTORS ARE 390MM 2 PIECE. SL600 390MM 1 PIECE. BOTH HAVE 8 PISTON CALIPERS

From doing some research on MB parts it looks like the 2005-2006 SL65 and SL600 both have the big 390mm rotors and both have 8 piston Brembo calipers! The later cars have the 390mm rotors but have...
08-17-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,512
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Interested....

Possibly Interested... How much is the shipping from Hong Kong?

Jeff Email- [email protected]
08-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By EXECMALIBU

FINALLY! TUNE MB V8/V12 WITHOUT REMOVING THE ECU! CHEAP! YOU OWN HARDWARE+SOFTWARE!

This is the micro computer age and I have no idea why it took so long but someone finally did it!!! This seems like the perfect solution for Tuning the MB ECU.

Up until now you had to remove your...
08-06-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,861
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a set (4) 19 inch SL65 AMG 2 piece wheels

I have an extra set of 19 inch SL65 AMG Wheels. These are the rare 2 piece wheels.

Call (310) 456-8833 or email [email protected]
08-03-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Yes it can be done...

It can be done but a reflashed ECU by one of tuning companies would be required...

I have a MB SL55/E55 Supercharger with upper pulley that was a warranty take off in 2005 because of the chirp...
Forum: Parting Out
08-03-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,125
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Interested!

I am interested in the take off parts...

Give me a calll (310) 456-8833
08-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,072
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Where are you located...What dealer?

That is amazing! Good to know that they were honorable and did not start with the excuses...

What dealer? Because they deserve a lot more business from our members for their positive response...
08-01-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,954
Posted By EXECMALIBU

There is a DTB about this... It is the cross brackets...

DTB referring to squeaking cracking sounds... The cross brackets under the suspension need to be removed...

If you drive your SL65 fast the V12 engine could fall out!:eek:


Just Kidding!:p:
...
07-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,072
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL65 wheels are a known problem! They bend, leak easily

The SL65 AMG 19 inch 2 piece wheels cost $2,400 each and the ones made in Germany (by BBS I think) are total JUNK!

I have an SL65 and have already had 3 sets of the 2 piece wheels on my car in...
07-18-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,047
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The rare Color Blue was the reason I refused to let MB pay me huge money for my SL65!

MB had some issues at one point finding and fixing a problem with my SL65. They offered me huge money to "take me out of the car" but I refused their money because I love the car and the ultra rare...
06-02-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,383
Posted By EXECMALIBU

There is a special option 18" wheel/tire for the SL55 and even a 19" for the SL65!

I was told REPEATEDLY by the MB dealer that there was no spare available for the SL55...

What a surprise they were WRONG!!!!!!

There is a special option 18 inch wheel/tire combo for the SL55. ...
05-21-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,858
Posted By EXECMALIBU

With a 32MM offset 15MM should be OK...

I used 15MM in the rear but the wheels I have are 11.5 wide and have a 46MM offset.

The Wheels are a tiny bit (about 3MM) to far out but if I use less it might hit on the inside suspension...
...
05-19-2010, 09:52 PM
05-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By EXECMALIBU

4-SALE SL65 ORIG AMG 19 INCH 2 PIECE WHEELS! INCLUDES THE ULTRA RARE 10" REAR WHEELS

FOR SALE (4) SL65 ORIGINAL AMG 19 INCH 2 PIECE WHEELS! THE SET INCLUDES THE ULTRA RARE 10 INCH WIDE REAR WHEELS THAT WERE A SPECIAL ORDER OPTION!(SEE ATTACHED LIST).

THE WHEELS ARE USED AND I...
05-05-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By EXECMALIBU

ROAD AND TRACK MUST HAVE TESTED A VERY SPECIAL SLR! IT HAD A V12!!!!!

The title of the Road and Track article reads as follows!


"With its supercharged 617-bhp V-12 on full boil, the bone-stock SLR launches with an eerie calm and comes painfully close to hitting...
05-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By EXECMALIBU

TMC M5 Those are real SL65 Wheels! The sets with 10 inch rears come ONLY in Silver!

Check your MB dealer option book for the SL65 Wheels and you will see that the OPTIONAL SL65 wheels with 10 inch wide rears came only in Silver.

If it was possible I would have have ordered them...
05-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Opinions SL65 Wheels vs SLR wheels on an SL65!

On the fence on which look I like better?...

The stock SL65 Wheels or the SLR wheels... Both are 19 inch with the same tires.

It took a lot of experimenting and then machining of special parts...
05-03-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By EXECMALIBU

EVERY PART OF THE SL65 IS LEATHER! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE SL63...

The SL65 is sold standard with every interior part covered in leather. Must be MB trying to justify the extra $65,000 over the price of an SL55...

My SL55 had leather seats but the rest was MB...
05-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SUNIR...DO YOUR HOMEWORK! AMG 10X19 ... MERCEDES PART NUMBER A230 400 0202

Sunir,

You are wrong!

There is a special order/optional 10 X 19 inch (2) piece wheel for the R230... They are rare and VERY hard to find...

Call your local dealer and tell part number A 230...
04-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I have a set of OEM SL65 AMG wheels! 19 inch 2 piece with ultra rare 10 inch rears

I have an extra set of Factory OEM AMG 19 inch 2 piece wheels with the ultra rare 10 inch wide rear wheels!

If you are interested I might sell them... They are a direct bolt on for your SL55
04-26-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,516
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Shipping to Australia is $165...

Yes I would ship them down under...
04-25-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,516
Posted By EXECMALIBU

FOR SALE! V12 TURBO CHARGERS! (LEFT AND RIGHT) SL600/S600/CL600 ETC.

I have a pair of Complete V12 Turbo assemblies(Turbos, Manifolds etc) for both the left and right side on a Mercedes V12 engine. They are used and one needs an impeller...

The housings, manifolds...
04-22-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By EXECMALIBU

SLR wheels do not fit the SL55...

It has been tried on SL55s and without major mods to the suspension the wheels hit on the body/suspension... Has to do with the huge offset differences..

There are repros that will fit with no...
04-15-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,073
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Dino The SL55 needs bigger brakes!

Dino,

Other then the insane power/torque increase when moving from the SL55 to the SL65 is the second best performance upgrade which are the much larger SL65 brakes! The SL65 is a little...
03-28-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,286
Posted By EXECMALIBU

BP95gsx Please post info on replacing V-12 mounts without taking the engine out!

John,

You stated...

"YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE V12 ENGINE TO DO MOUNTS. At least I didn't. My first time I did the job in 4 hours. I can do it in 2 hours now."

Were you just goofing?? or is...
03-27-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,286
Posted By EXECMALIBU

How can you replace the mounts without taking the engine out?

The MB factory rep said that it is the only way!

I know MBUSA hates to pay the big bucks (13+ hrs plus misc small parts) to the dealer for the R+R of the engine..

So please let us know your...
03-05-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By EXECMALIBU

I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT!!!!

I dont think so!

Had a special cover made for the back area to cover the leather in the SL65...
12-08-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By EXECMALIBU

WITH AN ECU TUNE DO YOU GUYS NORMALLY TURN OFF THE TRACTION CONTROL??

I was wondering in normal driving conditions after getting a tune from Kleeman, Renntech, Eurocharged etc do you guys run with the traction control on or off?

Will the increased power cause...
11-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,882
Posted By EXECMALIBU

F-1 is Amazing watched from 70ft as Rigazonni crashed at 180 Mph... CanAM is awsome!

In 1980 at the LB Grand Prix I watched from 70 ft away when Clay Rigazonni crashed a full speed (180 mph) into the barriers when his brake pedal broke... Imagine the thought in any car having your...
10-30-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The 030 package has SL65 Brakes,Bumper and 19 inch SL65 wheels..

The 030 package was expensive but included the HUGE SL65 front brakes along with the SL65 2 piece 19 inch wheels and the SL65 front bumper with the side vents...

I am not sure if the 030 package...
10-30-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Chuck Z... The answer is yes! 67 Vette, Ferrari 246GTS (Dino), The MB 280SL etc..

The new 2003 Viper body style is totally different. At first Viper guys thought the new car looked like a big Toyota S2000 and hated it! The older Viper still never increased in value...

Most...
10-30-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Dodge VIPERS are not collectible! They should be! Beautiful, Rare,Conv ,Fast etc!

4ociuosE55,

Most cars on your list are not collectible and it does not look like they ever will be... Dame shame!

My point is somewhat proven by the fact that the Viper is now nearly 20 years...
10-29-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

My friend pointed to a couple of 1990s cars that are a great investment!

Amazingly the 1992-94 Land Rover Defender 90 is still worth almost exactly what they cost new! Drive the car take good care of it and they are still worth $32,000-$34,000 15 years later...

Also my...
10-29-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

hated the front 09 SL65 but loved the rear.. Now it is only a 1 year body style

At first I did not like the front of the 2009 AMG SLs but now knowing that it is the only year for that body style and also the last year for the R230 body style makes it a lot more interesting!
...
10-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Sunir... I disagree that collector cars need to be ultra low production...

Collector cars do not necessarily have to be low production for them to be collectible... For example any Porsche 356 convert, E-Type Jag or even cars like Mustangs or Caddys can be very collectible....
10-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

Exotic cars from the late 1970s-2009 arn't collectible! Not Ferrari,Porsche,Lambo,etc

Nice 928 but the 928S4 or the 928GT was the one to have!


The only cars from the late 1970s-2009 that are even close to being collectible or worth more then they sold for new that I can think of...
10-29-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,322
Posted By EXECMALIBU

The SL55 and SL65 should have the same maintenance issues

The V12 have a few other problems like the (2) Coil Packs are prone to failure and each operate an entire bank of cylinders (left 7-12 or right 1-6). The V-12 also has twin plug heads so each Coil...
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