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Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,056
Posted By Bklyn

Like you, I am tired of having to clean off the...

Like you, I am tired of having to clean off the brake dust every 20 minutes.
Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,467
Posted By Bklyn

This sounds great. I would love to do this on...

This sounds great. I would love to do this on my2008 S550. the original brakes are fine but if they happened to stop the car a bit better, I would be very happy.
07-07-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Bklyn

I just found out that the seat pump in my S550 is...

I just found out that the seat pump in my S550 is toast. They want $550.00 installed. Is that a good price?
07-05-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Bklyn

Wish I could help with your question. My brakes...

Wish I could help with your question. My brakes and rotors are new about 10,000 miles ago and they are starting to shudder a bit; vibrate a bit when I brake and I am VERT easy on brakes. 'very easy....
07-04-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 57,649
Posted By Bklyn

Absolutely. My father told me that as a kid. I...

Absolutely. My father told me that as a kid. I got my love of cars from him. He always said, brakes and tires need to be good.
07-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bklyn

Gorgeous. Have fun.

Gorgeous. Have fun.
07-03-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bklyn

No brake dust is great. any downside to those...

No brake dust is great. any downside to those pads?
06-25-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bklyn

That is a great video. There is so much out there...

That is a great video. There is so much out there to learn.
06-25-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bklyn

This is great info. I thank you taking the time...

This is great info. I thank you taking the time to write me.
06-25-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bklyn

GREAT! Thanks

GREAT! Thanks
06-24-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Bklyn

This is AMAZING. Thanks

This is AMAZING. Thanks
06-24-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Bklyn

This is so funny because I have always loved MMO...

This is so funny because I have always loved MMO smell.
06-24-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Bklyn

Steve, one of the reasons I love this place is...

Steve, one of the reasons I love this place is that I can tap in on the expertise of folks just like you. I thank you!
06-23-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Bklyn

I fear that, in reality, this is not going to...

I fear that, in reality, this is not going to happen in a way that you will find acceptable. I hope I am wrong as I would love to do the same in my 08. Please keep me posted and I wish you luck.
06-23-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Bklyn

Marvel Mystery Oil

Back in the 70's and 80's, I used Marvel Mystery Oil on all of my cars. (Oil additive as well as gas additive). Never had a problem with any of this cars. My 08 S 550 has 134,000 on the clock.
...
06-15-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By Bklyn

Agreed. I cruise at 70 and enjoy the ride.

Agreed. I cruise at 70 and enjoy the ride.
06-14-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Bklyn

It is INDEED! Thanks

It is INDEED! Thanks
06-13-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Bklyn

Taking the savings sounds great. I am with you! I...

Taking the savings sounds great. I am with you! I thank you.
06-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Bklyn

No but I will as soon as I bring it in for its...

No but I will as soon as I bring it in for its oil change. I thank you for your suggestion.
06-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Bklyn

Burning Some Oil

I have been told to change my oil every 5,000 miles and I notice that I need to add about 1/2 of a quart every so often. Is this common on an S550 with 133,000 miles?
06-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Bklyn

Discount Gas

Hi all;

Just wondering if anyone out there uses "discount gas" as opposed to name brand such as Sunoco. My S550 has 133,000 miles and it seems to make no difference which brand of gas I buy. Am I...
06-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Bklyn

Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your mid life crisis....

Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your mid life crisis. I have a few each year.
05-30-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bklyn

Wonderfull! Thanks so much.

Wonderfull!

Thanks so much.
05-30-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Bklyn

Spray on Wax/Sealers?

Hi all;

I have just washed and waxed my gorgeous black 2008 S550 4Matic for the third time this week.

Am I OCD. Yes. Do I hate water spots? Yes. Does it rain 300 times a week in Boston? Yes....
05-30-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bklyn

Do Spray On Wax/Sealers Work?

Hi all;

I have just washed and waxed my gorgeous black 2008 S550 4Matic for the third time this week.

Am I OCD. Yes. Do I hate water spots? Yes. Does it rain 300 times a week in Boston? Yes....
05-28-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Bklyn

That just might be a very good idea. Thanks!

That just might be a very good idea. Thanks!
05-26-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

LOVED my 2002 RWD e430. Traded it in for my 2008...

LOVED my 2002 RWD e430. Traded it in for my 2008 s550 4MATIC. I made the swap because I needed front and rear brakes, some type of a sensor I do not remember and because the rust was getting bad....
05-16-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Bklyn

In a word, that car is gorgeous!

In a word, that car is gorgeous!
05-15-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,808
Posted By Bklyn

Thats funny as hell.

Thats funny as hell.
05-15-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,808
Posted By Bklyn

I know this observation is late in coming but I...

I know this observation is late in coming but I agree. It just does not flow at all.
05-12-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,235
Posted By Bklyn

Do you still hate the column mounted shifter? I...

Do you still hate the column mounted shifter? I hated it as well but now, I am a bit more swayed in terms of liking it. I look in other cars and see the "standard" types of shifters and they seem...
05-10-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bklyn

Absolutely beautiful. Looks great sounds great.

Absolutely beautiful. Looks great sounds great.
05-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,543
Posted By Bklyn

It's so strange but that 0 that is off would make...

It's so strange but that 0 that is off would make me CRAZY.
05-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,543
Posted By Bklyn

Yes, it is interesting because I have gone back...

Yes, it is interesting because I have gone back to the very early 221 introductions. To go back in history like this and slowly inch forward is very interesting.
05-04-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By Bklyn

I LOVE this pic. Love it.

I LOVE this pic. Love it.
05-04-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,543
Posted By Bklyn

Yes

Yes
05-04-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,778
Posted By Bklyn

Brilliant. Best idea I have heard in a ling time.

Brilliant. Best idea I have heard in a ling time.
Forum: W218
05-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bklyn

WOW. That is beautiful. Just amazing. I would...

WOW. That is beautiful. Just amazing. I would love to do that but I know nothing ab out powder coating but I am going to look into it. I am amazed at how those brakes look.
05-04-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Bklyn

Way cool. Is there a trick to make it get 50 MPG?

Way cool. Is there a trick to make it get 50 MPG?
04-30-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

This is just great advice. I have an 08 550...

This is just great advice. I have an 08 550 4Matic that is black. Before I bought the car, in the last few months, they did and interior detail and an exterior detail that cost $1,150. Wow, I know...
04-25-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Bklyn

Smile That, is EXACTLY what I am worried about.

That, is EXACTLY what I am worried about.
04-25-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Bklyn

That Door Knock Sound

Quick question and any help really appreciated.

The drivers side door makes a hard nocking sound when I close it. Like it is getting stuck for a second.

Anyone else have or know of this...
04-25-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Bklyn

Seat is Groaning

Hi all;

Today, I was in a parking lot and maneuvering around at low speed.

While doing this, I noticed that the drivers seat make a groaning sound as the car moves over the gentle bumps of the...
04-23-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks. I will read about it.

Thanks. I will read about it.
04-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Bklyn

GREAT video BTW! Thanks

GREAT video BTW! Thanks
04-23-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Bklyn

Any chance you can take a moment and tell me what...

Any chance you can take a moment and tell me what ECU is? Is it only for Bluetec cars?
04-21-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 54,962
Posted By Bklyn

Hey Jim; I have a 2008 S550. would LOVE to...

Hey Jim;

I have a 2008 S550. would LOVE to have changed the color to blue or perhaps even see what red is like but it seems there was no choice in 08. Either way, the white light is lovely. Never...
04-21-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

Truth indeed. If I ever got in the car and it did...

Truth indeed. If I ever got in the car and it did not either need gas or almost need gas, I would probably be sitting in the wrong car. BTW, I rode in a friends Prius last week. Not knocking the car,...
04-21-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

I took a ride to Maine last weekend. I got, at 70...

I took a ride to Maine last weekend. I got, at 70 MPH, set on cruise control, 26.8 MPG. In reality, that is not too bad but there is no fun in being in CC at 70 MPH. I LOVE to goose it a bit and...
04-21-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

I had a friend who had a Volvo. Said that it...

I had a friend who had a Volvo. Said that it always seemed somehow know when it was payday. That car was always being fixed.
04-21-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By Bklyn

This makes sense to me.

This makes sense to me.
04-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By Bklyn

Love the pano roof. I have an )* and I do not...

Love the pano roof. I have an )* and I do not know if they were available back then. They look so very nice.
04-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bklyn

Thats interesting. I thought it had a bit less....

Thats interesting. I thought it had a bit less. Live and learn. Thanks.
04-07-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

Just looked it up. My 2008 S550 has a gas tank...

Just looked it up. My 2008 S550 has a gas tank that is 23.8.

Mine goes down fast in the beginning and than slows a bit. I get about 21MPG grind the back and secondly roads. I trips to NYC from...
04-06-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

One more thing. With the S550, you will always...

One more thing. With the S550, you will always need to get gas. Always.
04-05-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bklyn

I WAS going to say something like you said but...

I WAS going to say something like you said but you said it better thanI would have.

Great insight and advice here. This is a GREAT place. I have come here just to ask some questions and I have...
04-05-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Bklyn

I know little about this but I wanted top tell...

I know little about this but I wanted top tell you that I understand your pain. That is a LOT of money. I can't help imagine that there are alternatives that can save you at least 1/3rd. Good luck on...
03-31-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Bklyn

My drivers side door does not squeak BUT, when...

My drivers side door does not squeak BUT, when you close it, it makes a "knocking" sounds and then closes. the guy said that many 550s have that problem. Anyone else have this problem?
03-31-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Bklyn

This is WONDERFUL. A bit intimidating for me but...

This is WONDERFUL. A bit intimidating for me but it is a GREAT video.
03-31-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Bklyn

I love that solution.

I love that solution.
03-31-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bklyn

I am happy this worked out as well.

I am happy this worked out as well.
03-29-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bklyn

I want to thank all of you for your replies and...

I want to thank all of you for your replies and insights.

On the other hand, I guess my problem lies in the belief that people like us; you and me, we should NOT, be spending time on forums and...
03-27-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

That, is great to hear. I thank you my friend.By...

That, is great to hear. I thank you my friend.By the way, your car is lovely.
03-22-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,474
Posted By Bklyn

Agreed. So many folks say that the 222 handles...

Agreed. So many folks say that the 222 handles better but in reality, I am not sure what that means because I never drove it. I LOVE the 221 look.
03-22-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Agreed but my car was babied and has a great...

Agreed but my car was babied and has a great service history. I know anything can go bust at anytime but I am so happy to have this car. I get the feeling will do well.
03-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Great post. I drove my S at 85 mph last week for...

Great post. I drove my S at 85 mph last week for the first time. Rides better than anything I have ever driven.
03-21-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Wow. That car id beautiful!

Wow. That car id beautiful!
03-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

This is GREAT to hear because my leased Honda...

This is GREAT to hear because my leased Honda Accord goes back April 1st! I thank you.
03-19-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Bklyn

Nice. Complicated, but nice.

Nice. Complicated, but nice.
03-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Bklyn

Please oh LORD, let me remember this in the fall!

Please oh LORD, let me remember this in the fall!
03-17-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bklyn

Hey folks, anyone out there have any info on...

Hey folks, anyone out there have any info on this? I would love to get rid of that bluetooth device.
03-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Bklyn

I had the same problem. It took me 2 days to make...

I had the same problem. It took me 2 days to make it happen. I wish I can tell you what I did but I did so many things until something worked. What I can tell you was that I was in Park in my...
03-11-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Bklyn

Pitek, your story is sad to me because it makes...

Pitek, your story is sad to me because it makes them sound like they do not give a damn. I saw that once before in the 1970s through the mid 1980s when the big 3 American auto makers did not give a...
03-11-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Bklyn

In lieu of them making one that is world class, I...

In lieu of them making one that is world class, I think your idea is a good one. I will have it looked at when I bring it in for service.

Thanks for the response. You are quite right about the the...
03-10-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Bklyn

An Open Letter to MB

Maybe it’s me. Maybe I am, as so many New Yorkers are, too much of a straight talker than is necessary but I must say something to the folks at MB. (Anyone listening there?)

I had a 2002 E430 and...
03-01-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bklyn

The Bluetooth Thing

Yes; that Bluetooth thing that looks like a kids ray gun and takes up most of the upper part of my center console.

Can I make it go away? Is there a part, a plug, a software thing or perhaps a...
03-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bklyn

This is great. I thank you!

This is great. I thank you!
02-28-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks! This is great info. Much appreciate it.

Thanks! This is great info. Much appreciate it.
02-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bklyn

Straight rubber.

Straight rubber.
02-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
02-27-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bklyn

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
02-27-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bklyn

Washer Fluid Container

I have a very strange problem. My windshield washer container leaks. It can hold about 65% of the fluid but if you fill it to the top, in the morning, it has leaked out leaving you with pretty much...
02-27-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bklyn

Brake Pedal Rubber

He all, I know that this is not a very sexy topic but I need to replace mine as it is totally worn through.

Dealership wants about $35.00.

Should I walk in and get one or should I look around...
02-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,546
Posted By Bklyn

That is too funny.

That is too funny.
02-15-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Bklyn

WOw. that is so cool. I wonder if I have that.

WOw. that is so cool. I wonder if I have that.
02-15-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Bklyn

YES! GREAT mod. I did not know the you can do...

YES! GREAT mod. I did not know the you can do that. Sounds like a GREAT thing to do.
02-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Bklyn

I have a 2008. My drivers seat works at times in...

I have a 2008. My drivers seat works at times in terms of filling the bidders and at other times, does not. When I start the car, the lumber is ALWAYS on a different setting. I reset, go to get a...
02-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Bklyn

Stunning.

Stunning.
02-15-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Bklyn

In a word, WOW. Those are some AMAZING numbers.

In a word, WOW. Those are some AMAZING numbers.
02-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Bklyn

Good luck to you. I never drove one but I hear...

Good luck to you. I never drove one but I hear they are just grand. I wish you luck. With the right service, 100k is not that much. My 550 had 127,000.
02-12-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Bklyn

I have never heard of that. I am the least...

I have never heard of that. I am the least qualified person on this board to provide information but if it were men, I would not worry about it. If it stayed on, that is another story.
01-31-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Bklyn

Thank you, thank you , thank you! Much appreciate...

Thank you, thank you , thank you! Much appreciate your time and explanation.
01-26-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Bklyn

This statement is an eye opener to me. I have...

This statement is an eye opener to me. I have never thought of it or heard that.

Tell me, what do you do? Do you have a set of summer tires and a set of winter tires? If so, do you have an extra...
01-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks. You know, it is iterating; on uTube...

Thanks. You know, it is iterating; on uTube people go back and fourth endlessly on what is the best 4 wheel drive system. 4Matic, Quattro, iDrive. Maybe I am wrong because I am new to high end cars...
01-25-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Bklyn

4Matic Question

Hi all;

I have been reading up on 4Matic and was wondering what those who live in cold and snowy climates think about it.

I am about to go through my first year of driving on snow up in Boston....
01-24-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bklyn

I think I have to look at it again and I am...

I think I have to look at it again and I am traveling away from the car till next Wed. I THINK, that it just has the little battery icon and there is no lightening bolt that shows it is charging. As...
01-23-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bklyn

this looks interesting. When I connect my old...

this looks interesting. When I connect my old iPod to my direct connection, it works well but it does not charge. Will this charge it?
01-22-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bklyn

This is GREAT! Thanks so much.

This is GREAT! Thanks so much.
01-21-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bklyn

This is a GREAt write up and I thank you for...

This is a GREAt write up and I thank you for taking the time to do it. You are 18? WOW, what a great time in life and what a great car. I do have one question. You mentioned
"Mike5215's tuning...
01-21-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks so much for the response. I must look into...

Thanks so much for the response. I must look into this. I never thought of refinishing the wheels. someone told me that there are shops that will redo them for about $150 each. Does that sound like...
01-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bklyn

I was thinking of 19inch wheels.

I was thinking of 19inch wheels.
01-21-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bklyn

I thank you. for the input. I happen to have a...

I thank you. for the input. I happen to have a black car but I know little about ceramic brakes so I must look into it.
01-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bklyn

Wheel Advice

Hi all, I need a both direction here.

I am thinking of buying new wheels for my 08 4Matic.

The original wheels are scuffed (Part of the Sport Package) and the brake dust makes me crazy. (OCD)
...
01-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Bklyn

Sadly, this is good advice. My lumbar changes...

Sadly, this is good advice. My lumbar changes evert time I turn the car off. Made me CRAZY. Now, I am used to it.
01-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
01-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Bklyn

Warmer Climates

Hi all; can anyone answer a question?

I am up in Boston but heading out to warmer climates for about 12 days.

Can I let the Benz sit for the 12 days and not be started?
01-03-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Understood!

Understood!
01-02-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

NICE!

NICE!
01-02-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

That is an interesting thing to say. I too bonded...

That is an interesting thing to say. I too bonded easily with my 2002 E430. The Big black 550 might take a bit more time as it is a bit intimidating, The 2202 E430 had a sense of humor but the s550...
01-02-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

and I am getting addicted to its comfort as well....

and I am getting addicted to its comfort as well. Wonderful car.
01-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Risk threshold pretty low.

Risk threshold pretty low.
01-02-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Bklyn

Why no 93 in Cali? Don't some of the very exotic...

Why no 93 in Cali? Don't some of the very exotic high end sports cars need it?
12-31-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Bklyn

My thanks to you! 93 Octane it will be!

My thanks to you!

93 Octane it will be!
12-30-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By Bklyn

Less Body Roll

Hi folks.;

Anyone know the easiest way to reduce body roll?

I was told that changing out the rear stabilizer bar will do it because in most cars, it is thinner and less effective than the front...
12-30-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Bklyn

Mixing Gas

Hi folks:

Happy New Year to you all and thanks for all of the help.

My 221 owners manual says it needs an octane of 91.

Up here in Boston, the octanes are 87, 89, and 93.

Will the car run...
12-30-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,538
Posted By Bklyn

Beautiful. Congrats and have fun.

Beautiful. Congrats and have fun.
12-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,025
Posted By Bklyn

In reality, this is not a bad idea!

In reality, this is not a bad idea!
12-30-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bklyn

Please forgive the dumb question but what do you...

Please forgive the dumb question but what do you see with night vision that you do not see by looking out the window?
12-30-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bklyn

I have an 08 and I have the night vision. ...

I have an 08 and I have the night vision.

Simply stated, I do not get the point of it. Please understand that it might be the best thing ever made but I do not understand the purpose.

When I...
12-30-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bklyn

Phil, what year did the Distronic go into the...

Phil, what year did the Distronic go into the 221?

I have an 08 and I suspect it is not there.
12-26-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Addicted to the ride and comfort. I get that.

Addicted to the ride and comfort. I get that.
12-26-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

My risk threshold is low BUT, I will dive the 221...

My risk threshold is low BUT, I will dive the 221 daily and hope for the best. I will also give it the service that it needs and that will certainly help.
12-26-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Good insight. I thank you! Certainly not a...

Good insight. I thank you! Certainly not a Manhattan car, (Yet they are used as limos in Manhattan) but a better application in other places.
12-26-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

I think that getting used to it is key. I drove...

I think that getting used to it is key. I drove it a lot yesterday and it becomes easy as you get used to it.
12-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

I can understand that. Sad in a way because it is...

I can understand that. Sad in a way because it is such a lovely car. A masterpiece.
12-24-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bklyn

Daily Driver

Hi all.

Anyone out there use their 221 as a daily driver.

I have a 2008 4Matic and a Honda Accord.

The Accord is a lease that is going away March 1st and the Benz becomes my daily driver....
12-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bklyn

Come to Stow, MA and you can see mine! I love the...

Come to Stow, MA and you can see mine! I love the 2008. I can't imagine its looking dated. I see it as a classic.
12-20-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bklyn

Agreed 100%

Agreed 100%
12-20-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bklyn

Glad you are well. Living Ewell is the best...

Glad you are well. Living Ewell is the best revenge. You can get a Maybach!
12-20-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,382
Posted By Bklyn

Beautiful. Just beautiful. My AMG wheels look OK ...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. My AMG wheels look OK BUT, I imagine getting new wheels.
12-17-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Bklyn

Wait. Your 2008 reccomends 29 PSI. REALLY? I...

Wait. Your 2008 reccomends 29 PSI. REALLY? I would love to lower mine but the door jam says to inflate to 37 PSI. I better check that out.
12-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

I am so very sorry to hear this. Nightmare...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Nightmare indeed. I hope things turn around.
12-06-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 43,366
Posted By Bklyn

I would love to hear more.

I would love to hear more.
12-06-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Bklyn

I thank you for taking the time to respond. You...

I thank you for taking the time to respond. You are absolutely right and it makes sense. I need to worry LESS! A good holiday season to you and your family my friend!
12-05-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Bklyn

S70, does having 144,000 on the clock worry you?...

S70, does having 144,000 on the clock worry you? I have the same car as you in 2008 with 126,000 on the clock. Just got it 2 months ago. Beautiful car.
12-02-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bklyn

One more time, using my brain. ...

One more time, using my brain.

https://www.alphacars.com/vehicle-details/used-2011-mercedes-benz-e63-amg-acton-ma-id-25530462 I bought my S550 here about 2 months ago.
12-02-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bklyn

This is a BEAUTIFUL car. Right near my house. I...

This is a BEAUTIFUL car. Right near my house. I sat in it the other day. I loved it.
12-02-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bklyn

Wow.That car sounds amazing. One e you get...

Wow.That car sounds amazing. One e you get through with the repairs, it will be AMAZING.
12-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Bklyn

Hey Bobitza, we both have the same year. 2008! ...

Hey Bobitza, we both have the same year. 2008!

I am assuming that you have rear will drive? I am up in Boston and need the 4Matic. Not all that often, but when you need it, when the snow hits, you...
12-01-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Bklyn

First thing I looked for. I better check again.

First thing I looked for. I better check again.
11-30-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,280
Posted By Bklyn

Agreed!

Agreed!
11-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Bklyn

Wow. I must try this! Thanks

Wow. I must try this! Thanks
11-30-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Bklyn

I would sell my soul for a heated steering wheel.

I would sell my soul for a heated steering wheel.
11-29-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Bklyn

I Hate My Steering Wheel

OK. I admit it. I hate my steering wheel. The very attractive wood is too thin with no grip or thicker spots at the 10 and the 2 positions. The wood is also cold up here in Boston. Very cold.

I...
11-29-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Bklyn

This is so very cool.

This is so very cool.
11-29-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Bklyn

This is AMAZING. My 2008 has some problems with...

This is AMAZING. My 2008 has some problems with the drivers seat. They did a diagnosis and said they think it is a bad dynamic seat module. Cost off replacement is $552.00.

Can you tell me one...
11-29-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Bklyn

This is BRILLIANT! Thanks.

This is BRILLIANT! Thanks.
11-25-2018, 11:18 PM
11-25-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

Makes sense. Now, if we could just get 50 MPG,...

Makes sense. Now, if we could just get 50 MPG, that would be great.
11-25-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

Yes, I am getting used to them as well.

Yes, I am getting used to them as well.
11-24-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

I am getting used to it as well. It seems like...

I am getting used to it as well. It seems like the 2002 E430 I had before this S550 was a bit easier but really now, can they make the 550 gas pedal any harder to press? I now have the most muscular...
11-17-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

I am hoping to revisit this "noise" concept and...

I am hoping to revisit this "noise" concept and was hoping to ask a question on sound in the cabin in general.

I am going from a 2002 E430 RWD to a 2008 550 4Matic.

The 2002 seemed to be very...
11-14-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

Understood. Thanks so much!

Understood. Thanks so much!
11-14-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bklyn

Hi Dan: Sounds like there is still a ways to...

Hi Dan:

Sounds like there is still a ways to go in terms off getting this car where you want it to be.

Dan, you wrote,

Noise level is ok in my car, do not have the feeling something is...
11-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,280
Posted By Bklyn

Sad but true.

Sad but true.
11-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Bklyn

In reality, that is exactly what I did because...

In reality, that is exactly what I did because the lease on the Honda is due in 2 months. Bye, bye Honda, hello 550.
11-14-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Bklyn

I do not think a Rolls is in my future so I will...

I do not think a Rolls is in my future so I will have to settle for the 550. :)
11-14-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bklyn

Your response is funny as hell. Good luck to...

Your response is funny as hell.

Good luck to you. I bought an S550 4Matic last month with 124,000 on the clock.

So far, I love it. It is magical.

As for your car, I am sure that you will...
11-11-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Bklyn

You are quite right. The 221 body. I love it.

You are quite right.

The 221 body. I love it.
11-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Bklyn

Nice Car

I have a 2008 S550 4Matic with 124,000 on the clock.

I am TRYING, to drive my other car, a Honda Accord Sport with a 6 speed.

It is a fun car but I can't seem to stop driving the Benz. I find...
11-09-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

250,000 miles are a lot but you never know. If...

250,000 miles are a lot but you never know. If there is nothing "wrong" with the engine, you can get another 100,00 out of it.

Even if you have some repair work to do, think of the price of that...
10-29-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Bklyn

Battery

Hi all:

I have an S550 4Matic with 125,000 own the clock.

I think the the batteries are original.

Anything I need to know about these batteries?

Do I get electronic warning of any kind...
10-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,887
Posted By Bklyn

I am struggling to feel a difference as well for...

I am struggling to feel a difference as well for my 08 S550 4Matic. It might just be a slightly acquired taste.
10-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Bklyn

WOW! That is a beauty. Love the color....

WOW!

That is a beauty. Love the color. Truthfully speaking, it is a beautiful picture. Great show. Good luck my friend.;
10-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Bklyn

Wow, that is a beauty!

Wow, that is a beauty!
10-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Bklyn

You did it right indeed.

You did it right indeed.
10-28-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Bklyn

Beautiful car. Congrats to you my friend!

Beautiful car. Congrats to you my friend!
10-27-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,879
Posted By Bklyn

Wow. I have an S550 4Matic and would love to...

Wow. I have an S550 4Matic and would love to change the wheel. I have the beautiful wood one but would love leather. It is what I am used to. A bit of bulge at the 10 and the 2 position. Just a bit...
10-27-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

A place like that inspires confidence. I...

A place like that inspires confidence.

I keep looking at the pic of your car with the blue wheels. I love it. I can't stop looking at it.

I tell you that else I can't stop doing. I can't stop...
10-27-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Bklyn

Thank you!

Thank you!
10-27-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Bklyn

Benz Mechanic in MA

Hey all:

I have a 2008 S550 4Matic with 125,000 on the clock.

Anyone know of a great MB place in MA I can trust that does good work at a fair price?

Thanks in advance.
10-27-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

Good info and I thank you.Yes BTW, I did just...

Good info and I thank you.Yes BTW, I did just "hear it." Lots of bad info out there at times.
10-27-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

Hey,, I went to the website...

Hey,, I went to the website http://www.cwperformance.com/

This looks like an AWSOME place! I love the website and I LOVE the no nonsense style. I bet these guys are great. I wish I had them up...
10-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

This is great and thank you. I must try this. ...

This is great and thank you. I must try this.

I hear that you have to be in Park to go from C to S. Is that true? Also, will driving in S eat more gas than comfort mode?
10-25-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

Wow. Thanks. There is lot to learn on this car....

Wow. Thanks. There is lot to learn on this car. My last one was an 02 E430, RWD and I thought THAT was complicated.

This is a whole now ball game. The potential costs frighten me. I intend to use...
10-25-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

This is great info. I thank you. I will probably...

This is great info. I thank you. I will probably always use C mode as I love the feel of that car. BTW, I had no idea it started in second gear in comfort. How interesting.
10-25-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.
10-25-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

I must tell you, that this is an amazing story. I...

I must tell you, that this is an amazing story. I keep looking at the picture of the car and it is GORGEOUS. I get the feeling that you will INDEED work out the bugs and get it where you want it to...
10-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Bklyn

Good thinking! Thanks

Good thinking! Thanks
10-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Bklyn

This is. very interesting as by pure coincidence,...

This is. very interesting as by pure coincidence, I happen to have those tires on my S550 right now. Are you saying they are SUMMER tires?? Living in the northeast, I need to address it if that is...
10-24-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Bklyn

I thank you!

I thank you!
10-24-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Bklyn

Summer Tires

Hi all.

Anyone have any info on best summer tires for an S550?
10-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bklyn

Comfort Mode/Sport Mode

Hi all:

I have tried both comfort mode as well as sport on my 2008 S550 4Matic. I do not feel much difference. Should I?
10-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bklyn

I have just pickled up a 2008 S550 4Matic and am...

I have just pickled up a 2008 S550 4Matic and am still learning the ropes. It is a wonderful car. AMAZING. Going to spend some time at a dealership (free 90 minutes) with a guy who is going to review...
10-23-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Bklyn

I am not in your neck of the woods but I can only...

I am not in your neck of the woods but I can only imagine what that must be like. It would make me crazy.

You have great patience and great stamina.

I hope it all works out for you fast.
10-22-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bklyn

I have the same car. An 08 with 125,000 on clock....

I have the same car. An 08 with 125,000 on clock. they say I need a dynamic seat module. Does not hold air in some parts. Either way, I want to keep the car up to spec but I can ride in that car just...
10-22-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bklyn

I am new too. Welcome to the family.

I am new too. Welcome to the family.
10-22-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bklyn

thanks so much. Off to Amazon to get some driving...

thanks so much. Off to Amazon to get some driving gloves!
10-22-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bklyn

Hey Phil, just wondering; I have an S550 with the...

Hey Phil, just wondering; I have an S550 with the wooden steering wheel. Are the heated wheels standard in this car? If so, can you tell me where to turn it on? Gets cold in Boston. Thanks in advance
10-22-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bklyn

I think that is a wise idea.

I think that is a wise idea.
10-22-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bklyn

I wish you luck!

I wish you luck!
10-22-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Bklyn

First off, let me tell you that your S550 is...

First off, let me tell you that your S550 is STUNNING. good luck with it.

I have an 08 in black, an S550 4 Matic and it is gorgeous. 125,000 on the clock. You say that the ride is not as plush as...
10-22-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

Gorgeous! I love it. I just picked up an 08 S550...

Gorgeous! I love it. I just picked up an 08 S550 4 Matic with 125,000 miles for $14,000. Mine looks exactly like yours. They are stunning cars.
10-22-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,786
Posted By Bklyn

WOW! You have a very good eye.

WOW! You have a very good eye.
10-22-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Bklyn

Dynamic Seat Control Module

Hi all:

I have a 2008 S550 I just picked up last month. Just discovered that my seat needs a dynamic seat module. The car had 125,000 miles on the clock.

Anyone know much about this module? Is...
10-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
MPG
Views: 552
Posted By Bklyn

You are right. I read this last night and decided...

You are right. I read this last night and decided to drive to see my brother in Maine. 200 miles round trip at 75-80 mph. Got 24.8 mpg.

I think that is OK.

I am not unhappy with that.
10-14-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
MPG
Views: 552
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks for the response and the information. As...

Thanks for the response and the information. As an aside, I love Mortons!
10-12-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Bklyn

Jaap, I thank you so very much! This is...

Jaap, I thank you so very much! This is brilliant, as are, I suspect, you!
10-12-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Bklyn

Dynamic Seats Reset. Making me CRAZY

Hi all:

I have a 2008 S550 4Matic and I am trying to get the seats right.

Problem is that every time I do, when I wake up in the morning, some of the settings have changes such as the number 2...
10-09-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Bklyn

Smooth Ride?

Hi all:

I have a 2008 Class in 4Matic with 124,000 on the clock.

I was talking with a dealer yesterday and he said that the rear wheel drive models tend to be a bit smoother than the 4Matic...
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