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05-28-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By michail71

Mine always just worked. I never paid for any...

Mine always just worked. I never paid for any subscriptions. However I found it so slow and cumbersome that I would rarely use it. Interestingly, the Mercedes Me app wouldn't work for me. I could...
05-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By michail71

I think those style clamps are to help save time...

I think those style clamps are to help save time in manufacturing.

Although I thought the one on my car had a worm drive connecting to the airbox. I don't have the car anymore so I can't check....
05-27-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By michail71

Also the native Here and Yelp apps can provide...

Also the native Here and Yelp apps can provide address info.

It used to be you could use google maps to send POI to the car but that stopped working a while back.
05-27-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By michail71

I think that looks like a one time use clamp. ...

I think that looks like a one time use clamp. You can replace it with a worm drive clamp from the auto parts store.
05-27-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,885
Posted By michail71

The one good use of the paddles in this setup is...

The one good use of the paddles in this setup is the hold downshift feature. It will drop the car to the gear which has the most power for braking or acceleration. It's great for highway passing as...
05-27-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By michail71

I don't think you can easily use Car Play on the...

I don't think you can easily use Car Play on the stock Comand head unit in this generation. Hardware wise it's quite capable but I think it comes down to licensing.

If you connect your phone with...
05-27-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,886
Posted By michail71

Oh, that was me, lol. I hope the Ford dealership...

Oh, that was me, lol. I hope the Ford dealership didn't do that to my car after I traded it to them. You must know your oil types really well!

But I'm very much enjoying the 2018 GT.
05-20-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By michail71

I thought you had swapped that out long ago or...

I thought you had swapped that out long ago or was the screen?
05-19-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,885
Posted By michail71

That is gear limit mode, which is different than...

That is gear limit mode, which is different than manual mode.

I sold my car but had never gotten around to activating manual mode.
05-19-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,880
Posted By michail71

Wow, that must have just come out. I don't have...

Wow, that must have just come out. I don't have a Benz any more but my new 2018 model has the same maps and it still had the same old map version that was in my 2015 Comand HU.
05-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By michail71

I think if you swapped for a domestic Comand head...

I think if you swapped for a domestic Comand head unity it may work as long as the antenna was compatible. I found the connection so slow it was almost unusable. By the time you launch an app and...
05-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By michail71

My new non-Mercedes car takes 2x the oil and...

My new non-Mercedes car takes 2x the oil and costs about 1/5 as much for the dealer service.

Although I always did my own services.
04-30-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,886
Posted By michail71

If I had had a well optioned C300/350/63 I would...

If I had had a well optioned C300/350/63 I would have probably kept my car. But I'm very happy with my new ride.

I do miss my car though. I was horrified to see in the MyCarFax app that the Ford...
04-28-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By michail71

I noticed my cabin filter would not work as well...

I noticed my cabin filter would not work as well after about 15K miles. So if you never wanted to have issues every 10K or year would be good. It's an easy DIY if you are agile.

I thought Mann...
04-28-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By michail71

Seems like the I4 on the C250 is almost...

Seems like the I4 on the C250 is almost guaranteed to have an early tensioner failure and a HPFP failure. Mine failed somewhere between 20-30K miles. So you did great.
04-28-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By michail71

I would make sure it has ILS. It's a crime...

I would make sure it has ILS. It's a crime Mercedes is still pushing halogen systems in so many base options in the 21st century.
04-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By michail71

I have a Mustang GT now. The cooled seats hit...

I have a Mustang GT now. The cooled seats hit you in places where you just aren't used to feeling a breeze. But I think they are good for remote start car cool down.
04-27-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By michail71

Heated seats are great! I'm experiencing cooled...

Heated seats are great! I'm experiencing cooled seats for the fist time and, well, not a must for me. It feels like more of a problem than something good. Although they may help when it is wicked...
04-26-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By michail71

Ah, got it. I recall there was a bunch of low...

Ah, got it. I recall there was a bunch of low mileage 2013's that started failing a while back.
04-25-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By michail71

Not so sure I can agree with that. My C250...

Not so sure I can agree with that. My C250 failed and it had all it's prior services done on time at the dealership. How much bad maintenance can there be under 30K miles?
04-24-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By michail71

What you are feeling is normal. Mercs tend to...

What you are feeling is normal. Mercs tend to have a light, super sensitive feel. OMG, when my kids were learning to drive it was horrible! Combine that with the throttle delay and you are in for...
04-24-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,537
Posted By michail71

Oh, I'm not an expert. I just had the issue...

Oh, I'm not an expert. I just had the issue myself and it seemed like there were many other reports of this occurring on here. Mine failed early on but the replacement held up just fine until I...
04-23-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By michail71

Oh, just think of me with my new Mustang GT next...

Oh, just think of me with my new Mustang GT next time you pay for gas. I'm at 18 MPG (US) on brake in driving. But it is a little better than a C63 would be.
04-23-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By michail71

So cute! Looks like you have projector...

So cute!

Looks like you have projector headlamps too! Are those factory ILS or aftermarket?
04-23-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By michail71

If you do your own A/B services you'd be amazed...

If you do your own A/B services you'd be amazed at how much gets charged for it. The engine air filter is a bit of a pain as it takes some muscle and the cabin air filter just takes some gymnastic...
04-23-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Nice pair of cars there! You're lucky your wife...

Nice pair of cars there! You're lucky your wife has good taste in cars.

Another drawback to the Mustang after the C-Class is when trying to park I feel like I'm in an F350 Dually. Despite being...
04-23-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

May have been me, lol. I was driving around...

May have been me, lol. I was driving around Boca, Delray and Lake Worth.

Those shots look like they are local.
04-22-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Nice, you should put up some photos of the 335i...

Nice, you should put up some photos of the 335i M!

I was considering BMW or Mercedes again as well. But specing out one new ones that would make me happy just got insanely expensive. Also, the...
04-22-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,698
Posted By michail71

Yes, all any car interior really needs is a...

Yes, all any car interior really needs is a microfiber cloth, especially on the Comand screen.
04-21-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By michail71

I had the Crystaline 3M film on my front Window...

I had the Crystaline 3M film on my front Window of a GLI I used to have. It was essentially clear but blocked UV/heat really well. I didn't want to get it at first but the installer had talked me...
04-21-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

LOL, there are little things I'm finding nagging...

LOL, there are little things I'm finding nagging now but that is such with every car. Mercedes has a level of little details that add up and I miss that. But it is a blast to drive.

Ford...
04-21-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

BMW does too but I believe you have to activate a...

BMW does too but I believe you have to activate a switch. I tried it on an X5 but it creaked and slipped forward.
04-21-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Added :)

Added :)
04-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

It must be, lol. I can't see why every other...

It must be, lol. I can't see why every other make on the market has to complicate it so much.
04-19-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

It's my first muscle type car. Wile it is more...

It's my first muscle type car. Wile it is more refined than I expected the driving experience is more of a "treat it gently" vs. driving it hard turbo approach.
04-19-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Yeah, I thought of that or C63. But there were...

Yeah, I thought of that or C63. But there were some practical decisions of new vs. used, cost etc. that all factored in. Going German with those specs in a new car get expensive fast!

My W204...
04-19-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

I looked up the weights and the turbo ecoboost...

I looked up the weights and the turbo ecoboost is around 3500 to 3600 lbs. The GT and is 3705 lbs. I would have expected a bigger difference.
04-19-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

The Ecoboost with the performance 1 & 2 packages...

The Ecoboost with the performance 1 & 2 packages would likely be a better option in that case. It's lighter, bigger brakes, etc.
04-19-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

There are some more things I miss. The feel of...

There are some more things I miss. The feel of the wiper controls and turn signals. Mercedes has a level of simple, intuitive design and driver interaction that you don't find in other brands.
...
04-18-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Yeah, I had regretted not getting a C300 and...

Yeah, I had regretted not getting a C300 and going that route with the tune. I was trying to be practical at the time as I had just gotten off a Stage 2+ VW GLI.

I once read somewhere that...
04-18-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Thanks! My sales guy really tried to push me to...

Thanks! My sales guy really tried to push me to the ecoboost model first. I guess they just sell those easier and don't want to tarnish the first driving impression. I drove that after the GT and...
04-18-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Yeah, I kind of baby it but pushing it isn't...

Yeah, I kind of baby it but pushing it isn't really needed. The 2018's have a tuneable valve system. I only punched it once so far after the neighbors kept insisting.

I didn't think I'd like it...
04-18-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

LOL, I'm not trying to influence or sell anyone. ...

LOL, I'm not trying to influence or sell anyone.

But The transmission is in a whole other league. But that and the wonky throttle response were one of my w204 annoyances. The Mustang GT doesn't...
04-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

I can't speak to the C43 as that's way out of my...

I can't speak to the C43 as that's way out of my reach.

It shares the same trans as the Camaro ZL1. The power band stays very smooth and most indication I have to the shifts are just seeing the...
04-18-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

I've never had an impractical car before. I'm...

I've never had an impractical car before. I'm still finding the roar of the exhaust a bit embarrassing when the throttle opens up. The neighbors all came out and where trying to get me to drag it...
04-18-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Thanks, I did expect a jab or two. :) I think...

Thanks, I did expect a jab or two. :) I think people judge them on past model versions. The changes on the 2018 model are nice as well. I was surprised myself when I started looking. It has a...
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By michail71

Traded in my car yesterday

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x971/20180416_201810_dfe189617e3ef3143cb96875616585224f632452.jpg

Parting shot :'(...
01-13-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By michail71

It probably a coincidence. Make sure the oil cap...

It probably a coincidence. Make sure the oil cap is on tight and get a scan.
01-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By michail71

Oh, that's not the reason I wouldn't go back. ...

Oh, that's not the reason I wouldn't go back. I've found some good tools under the hoods of cars too.

But after countless issues I've had it makes me worried about sloppy work in general. That's...
01-11-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By michail71

The prior cam tensioner failed about a year and a...

The prior cam tensioner failed about a year and a half ago, somewhere between 25-30K miles. I just crossed over 60K now so it has been a while.

I'd be hesitant to bring my car back to any...
01-11-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,800
Posted By michail71

I'm not sure on this car but it can often be the...

I'm not sure on this car but it can often be the first sign of a vacuum leak on may cars.
01-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By michail71

Groan while taking a hard left turn

I've had a weird sounding groan a couple times on a hard left turn. The first time I thought it was the tires but I think it may be something in the power steering.

The fluid level is perfect. ...
01-05-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By michail71

I guess this one isn't critical but missing...

I guess this one isn't critical but missing screws does not give me confidence in the dealer workshops. :(

What would the screw in the center be for? I see nothing around there that looks like it...
01-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By michail71

Noticed this when I took engine cover off.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/20180101_143222_d9c173a9d702dc57b3ec046733a6312c36e14757.jpg
When I pulled the engine cover off the other day I noticed a couple...
01-04-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By michail71

It could be a vacuum leak perhaps even unrelated...

It could be a vacuum leak perhaps even unrelated to the codes.
10-29-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By michail71

I've also heard they don't last too long. But I...

I've also heard they don't last too long. But I was in a bind being on a long road trip in the mountains. I was lucky to find an auto parts store.

I'm worried about my headlamp as I lost my...
10-27-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By michail71

I think it's somewhere a little over $2K. Mostly...

I think it's somewhere a little over $2K. Mostly because only a dealership can fix it.

For much less you can get and ESL emulator. But I think that needs to be done before the ESL fails for...
10-27-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By michail71

I upgraded mine recently. One went in ok and I'm...

I upgraded mine recently. One went in ok and I'm still struggling with the other, lol. I can't get it locked in.

There is a metal clamp that you need to keep (it looks like it is part of the...
10-24-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By michail71

There are some great replies on this thread. ...

There are some great replies on this thread. Happy to hear the OP is reflecting on this. Losing one's cool is losing control of the situation. Reacting calmly to situations like that shows...
10-23-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By michail71

Are you talking about holding the downshift...

Are you talking about holding the downshift paddle shifter for an extra moment?

Doing that before flooring it results in quicker downshift and throttle response but shouldn't cause any error...
10-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By michail71

Having a 2013 with black interior and brushed...

Having a 2013 with black interior and brushed aluminum trim I feel like that about most C and E class cars I see. The yellow displays and wood trim give me the "looks old" feeling.

It's all...
10-20-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By michail71

If you can do summer tires the Michelin Pilot...

If you can do summer tires the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a great choice and should cost less than what you were quoted at the dealer.
10-19-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By michail71

I'd strongly suggest going to a German car shop...

I'd strongly suggest going to a German car shop that's owner operated. For the most part they don't cost any more. Most run of the mill tire shops are not going to have the knowledge to work on...
10-19-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By michail71

Comand also has a setting for the Color schemes...

Comand also has a setting for the Color schemes also but it doesn't impact the IC. The yellow one is called "papyrus".

When I had my head unit replaced I think it lost the ability to set the...
10-18-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By michail71

By wrong tires do you mean wrong size, speed...

By wrong tires do you mean wrong size, speed rating, mixed, etc. or just a non-dealer brand? It is concerning they were installed backwards. I don't know if that caused any problems.

These cars...
10-16-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,266
Posted By michail71

No, I have just the stock setup with Comand.

No, I have just the stock setup with Comand.
10-15-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,370
Posted By michail71

Only solution is an expensive repair job if it's...

Only solution is an expensive repair job if it's not under warranty.
10-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,705
Posted By michail71

I still need to get this done. Although I almost...

I still need to get this done. Although I almost always instinctively put the car in D6 gear limit mode. When I forget I can feel the suckiness of the inconsistent throttle response. The drawback...
10-10-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By michail71

Here is a post where I offered it up for sale. ...

Here is a post where I offered it up for sale. There are some pictures a couple responses down. I didn't wind up selling anything. :(
...
10-10-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By michail71

Low beam bulb cover

I seem to have lost one of my low beam covers. Does anyone have an extra or know of a good source? Most online sources are $30-$40 which seem excessive for a small piece of plastic.
10-10-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By michail71

Florida, I'd be happy to ship it out tomorrow if...

Florida, I'd be happy to ship it out tomorrow if you can wait. I don't know how long it would take.

I got it originally from China but I do recall it took a while. It looks to be OEM even though...
10-10-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By michail71

I'm not actually sure. Although I recall someone...

I'm not actually sure. Although I recall someone had an issue with a bad smell that was caused by clogged drain lines. Cars usually have several. Leaves and other decaying organic matter can cause...
10-10-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By michail71

ILS is kind of rare on the C-Class so there isn't...

ILS is kind of rare on the C-Class so there isn't usually much posted on here except people upset that they find a car with it or retrofit it without spending many thousands.

It sounds like it...
10-09-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By michail71

Do you have a pop up style? I have one I...

Do you have a pop up style? I have one I accidentally purchased for my facelift model. But I'm a ways off from Toronto.
10-09-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,266
Posted By michail71

I have just gotten sort of used to it by now. ...

I have just gotten sort of used to it by now. I've noticed it in other C250s as well. They all have the same sound but it can be lounder in some cars more than others.

I tend to be overly...
10-09-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By michail71

I would also make sure all drainage lines are...

I would also make sure all drainage lines are cleaned out. A stench like that could be coming from organic buildup.
10-02-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By michail71

Most of the difference in A/B service is the...

Most of the difference in A/B service is the engine and cabin air filters. Which are easy to DIY. I decided to do the cabin air filter each time as it doesn't quite make it 20,000 miles and it's...
09-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By michail71

That was definitely limp mode. Sometimes it can...

That was definitely limp mode. Sometimes it can go away after a couple key cycles.

Being a C250 a high pressure fuel pump issue could be a likely culprit. But that's only a guess as it happened to...
09-28-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By michail71

People seem mostly happy with them. Although I...

People seem mostly happy with them. Although I think many do it for looks. Reviews I've read seem to indicate improved visibility as long as an OEM type color temperature Xenon bulbs are used. I...
09-28-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By michail71

I would like to do Depo projectors with a Xenon...

I would like to do Depo projectors with a Xenon HID kit some day.
09-27-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By michail71

Upgrading to Xenon wouldn't help much without...

Upgrading to Xenon wouldn't help much without adding projectors.

These cars must have one of the worst halogen setups of any modern production car. Somehow the new bicycle lights are managing to...
09-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By michail71

If you're talking about HP, not much...

If you're talking about HP, not much realistically.

Upgraded brakes, sway bars and using something like Michelin pilot super sport tires would help with something like track times.

You can...
09-21-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By michail71

That isn't a scratch so much but it is a damage...

That isn't a scratch so much but it is a damage to the coating. It happens when someone tries to clean the screen with anything other than a microfiber cloth.

You can actually remove the coating...
09-20-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,603
Posted By michail71

What was the solution?

What was the solution?
09-20-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By michail71

Ah, sounds like that module may have failed. I...

Ah, sounds like that module may have failed. I think the streaming and phone functions are different components. I might try a battery disconnect but that's just shot in the dark.
09-20-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,032
Posted By michail71

Are you saying that with an HID kit these would...

Are you saying that with an HID kit these would work fine?
09-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By michail71

I would delete the BT connection from both ends...

I would delete the BT connection from both ends and pair them again. It's kind of the nature of Bluetooth to wonk out on occasion.
09-20-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,033
Posted By michail71

Your new commute will make for an interesting...

Your new commute will make for an interesting experiment.

I think my original OEM Contis were replaced around 20K with another set just before I got the car. I replaced those at around 41K. So...
09-19-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By michail71

Is that the newer W205 model? If so this would...

Is that the newer W205 model? If so this would be the wrong forum group.

I'm not too familiar with that model but if you drive in S or S+ mode does the problem still happen. What if you use...
09-19-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,033
Posted By michail71

Your tire life is interesting considering you...

Your tire life is interesting considering you have more horse power and weight to your car.

I just checked and I'm at 14,000 miles on my rear tires. So I did a little better than I first...
09-18-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By michail71

Oh wow, just saw this post. A w204? Here in South...

Oh wow, just saw this post. A w204? Here in South Florida, which has more MBs than Germany, they are still a rare sight.
09-18-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By michail71

I'll see if I can find my records. I did get some...

I'll see if I can find my records. I did get some paperwork from them.
09-18-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,033
Posted By michail71

Wow, do you have a staggered setup? I think my...

Wow, do you have a staggered setup? I think my fronts are still doing ok. I've got over 20k miles on them.

What did me in was some hard mountain driving on vacation, lol. That's what I went from...
09-18-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By michail71

It was quick. I was talking to the service...

It was quick. I was talking to the service adviser and when I turned around the guy said they were done.
09-18-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By michail71

First thing I would have checked is the battery. ...

First thing I would have checked is the battery. Odd issues start showing up in these cars when the battery gets too old. It's not like in older cars where the first symptom is a slow crank.
...
09-18-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,033
Posted By michail71

I don't think of myself as actually driving that...

I don't think of myself as actually driving that hard but perhaps I do. :) I did also have some alignment issues this past year but the wear looks very even.

One issue I have is that a patch...
09-18-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By michail71

A day or two after I purchased my car a truck...

A day or two after I purchased my car a truck passed by me spraying a fine mist of something. I thought it was water as it looked like my windshield had gotten wet. However, it was pitting.

In...
09-18-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 99,188
Posted By michail71

In general Costco gas should be good. It's a Top...

In general Costco gas should be good. It's a Top Tier listed fuel. Although that rating is about detergents. It could just be related to that individual station.

Any sensor issue would just...
09-18-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,033
Posted By michail71

Michelin Pilot Sport vs. Pilot Super Sport

I've got about 12K miles on my rear (staggered) Pilot Super Sport tires and am needing to replace them.

I've been wondering if Pilot Sport A/S 3+ might be a better option for tread life with...
09-04-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By michail71

Not usually, unless an aftermarket upgrade could...

Not usually, unless an aftermarket upgrade could be proved to have caused the problem.
09-04-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,537
Posted By michail71

That's good news! I seems many 2013 models had...

That's good news! I seems many 2013 models had the issue.
09-03-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By michail71

That far to the beach? It's 80 yards for me, lol....

That far to the beach? It's 80 yards for me, lol. I think it would be ok. Typically with good oils the oil analysis tend to show they are holding up well at 10k. It's often the filter that goes first.
09-03-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By michail71

Do you want to stay halogen or go to a HID? ...

Do you want to stay halogen or go to a HID?

I don't think there is any room for improvement staying halogen. I plan to go to something like a depo projector headlight assembly and xenon bulbs.
09-01-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By michail71

I actually got a bit sick and I can handle rough...

I actually got a bit sick and I can handle rough seas, lol. It's one hell of a drive.
09-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,537
Posted By michail71

Mine failed shortly after I purchased the car...

Mine failed shortly after I purchased the car with around 20K miles. I've put about 30K miles on the car since and so far it hasn't come back.

I know all dealer services were done on time...
08-31-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By michail71

Tough call. Heated seats and blind spot are nice...

Tough call. Heated seats and blind spot are nice features.

Does the 14 have heated seats? I thought all late model C-Classes had them. I love mine even though I live in Florida. It's...
08-30-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By michail71

Is that be safe with the airbag in the a pillar?

Is that be safe with the airbag in the a pillar?
08-30-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,537
Posted By michail71

This scares me after having gone through this...

This scares me after having gone through this myself. Although mine went a little over 20K miles. I've now put about 30K miles on after the repair. I always use M1 0-W40.

I would think your...
08-29-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By michail71

A week in the mountains

With all the issues I've had with my car I was seriously impressed with driving this car around the Smoky Mountains for a week. I had to make a few trips on NC highway 28 and the Tail of the Dragon...
08-28-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By michail71

Probably the biggest fault of the factory is not...

Probably the biggest fault of the factory is not making a 360 camera standard on these cars. While not what happened to your car parking this car can be dangerous to bumpers and wheels.
08-27-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By michail71

I don't see how any aftermarket air intake on...

I don't see how any aftermarket air intake on this setup would be worthwhile. They all pull air from the middle/back of the compartment.
08-25-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By michail71

I'm not sure what that is but do you have the...

I'm not sure what that is but do you have the owner's manual? It may be available from Mercedes as a PDF.
08-25-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By michail71

I think the overall handling of the car feels...

I think the overall handling of the car feels better than the GTI (I had a GLI). The worst aspects of the car's handling (unpredictable and often slow throttle response) should't be an issue with...
08-25-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By michail71

If it is the same one the C250 has it just pops...

If it is the same one the C250 has it just pops off on both ends. Although it can be a little difficult. If you have ever changed the engine air filter it would be a necessary step.
08-25-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

I'm never going to a dealership again. I've had...

I'm never going to a dealership again. I've had bad experiences at multiple dealerships. It's perfect now and I think they'd only screw it up.
08-24-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

The indy shop finally got the alignment! OMG, I...

The indy shop finally got the alignment! OMG, I finally feel like I don't hate my car anymore. The steering on these cars is so light and sensitive it can be a misery when it's off.

I needed...
08-24-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

Same here. Although I don't 100% agree on the...

Same here. Although I don't 100% agree on the tool part. Cars are also toys and status symbols.

The X5 price gets crazy. With a CPO you could get a 550i for less with more options. But it's...
08-24-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By michail71

A vendor on here sells a 360 camera system that...

A vendor on here sells a 360 camera system that looks offer the features of the newer MB systems. I'm thinking of getting it next year.

The problem with the the systems in our cars is they were...
08-15-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By michail71

It's vented so I guess the question should be why...

It's vented so I guess the question should be why it's coming out. Could it have been overfilled?
08-15-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By michail71

They probably won't care if you're driving crazy...

They probably won't care if you're driving crazy as long as they get a warranty job out of it. :) It may just show up on a general inspection.
08-12-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By michail71

If my memory is correct it sounds similar to what...

If my memory is correct it sounds similar to what I had. I recall I could feel a knock on the brake pedal.
08-10-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By michail71

Ah, that reminded me. I had a knocking sound...

Ah, that reminded me. I had a knocking sound once with changes in momentum. Turned out to be something ABS related was loose. Right after they fixed that then I had a wheel speed sensor go bad. ...
08-09-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By michail71

If you guys are scared by that you should see the...

If you guys are scared by that you should see the paperwork I have from 20K to 50K miles! But then everyone else always says the put 130K miles on without anything but routine maintenance.
08-08-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,952
Posted By michail71

I though so as well. But I think I could get...

I though so as well. But I think I could get away with it by now. Everyone at the dealership knows me by name since I've had so much work done. I'm like Norm coming into Cheers.
08-08-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,952
Posted By michail71

The dealer's I've been and even MB Corporate...

The dealer's I've been and even MB Corporate wouldn't do that. Corporate was a flat out no. I think I'd have had an easier time requesting an AMG 65 as a loaner.

If you phrase it like "has the...
08-08-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,290
Posted By michail71

I go a little further and keep the car in D6 gear...

I go a little further and keep the car in D6 gear limit mode using paddle shifters. It seems to get rid of the adaptive throttle response and reduces throttle lag.

Even in E mode it makes the...
08-07-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,290
Posted By michail71

The W205 has a faster shifting transmission and...

The W205 has a faster shifting transmission and they got rid of most of that horrible electronic throttle lag. So much of the driving feel is improved. I just can't get past the interior design. I...
08-07-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,952
Posted By michail71

Get the MyCarFax app and register your car's VIN...

Get the MyCarFax app and register your car's VIN with it. You should have all service worked performed by dealerships. Although it still isn't a guarantee.

Unless that's a recall there would...
08-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

I did many times. But it has been close to two...

I did many times. But it has been close to two year since the first attempt and the dealer is far away. There is a closer dealership but they won't correct the work from the other location. With...
08-06-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By michail71

You can treat and maintain well and still be in...

You can treat and maintain well and still be in for a whole world of hurt. Although most people have very few if any issues. But I'm also the guy with a horrible vasectomy story and those rarely go...
08-06-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

Here it is.

Here it is.
08-06-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

That went on the first time I got an alignment. ...

That went on the first time I got an alignment. I'm not sure the reasons at that time.
08-06-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

Thanks, I don't have any unusual brake wear but...

Thanks, I don't have any unusual brake wear but I'll double check.
08-06-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

Mine is pulling while just coasting at speed. I...

Mine is pulling while just coasting at speed. I tested on a 2 lane road and it will pull up the road camber if I'm on the wrong side of the road. Funny thing is the wheel moves perfectly into the...
08-06-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

That's just what the digital level says. But I...

That's just what the digital level says. But I do see it quite a bit. I'll show some photos of that offset.

** edit **

The math works out to 0.625 inches per foot for 3 degrees.
08-06-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

Thanks for the reply. I suspect they may do a...

Thanks for the reply. I suspect they may do a little more digging around when I bring the car back. Whatever it is must not be obvious.

I think in this case the wheel was just a little off at...
08-06-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By michail71

Car just won't align :(

I've been trying to get my car aligned since I purchased it about 2 years ago. It has been to the dealer for an alignment (with caster bolts added) and several several corrections since then. Every...
08-05-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By michail71

This is one of the most common complaints about...

This is one of the most common complaints about the car. There are some replacements available but I think they are primarily cosmetic (metal instead of plastic). Although they may sit more flush...
08-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By michail71

Nice! That is almost never found in a CPO/used...

Nice! That is almost never found in a CPO/used car. I guess people hold on to them if they get those options.

The only time I've seen ILS on a W204 C-Class is with the C350s. But I rarely see...
08-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By michail71

I love my brushed aluminum trim! It goes nice...

I love my brushed aluminum trim! It goes nice with a black interior. I think it's considered the base option and I've never seen it in a C350.

I've never been a fan of wood paneling unless it's...
08-01-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By michail71

I've never seen a C250 with ILS. Are the...

I've never seen a C250 with ILS. Are the headlights HIDs?

I think the factory lights say Intelligent Lighting System on the headlight assemblies. If you have those the previous owner may have...
07-29-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By michail71

Do the right thing and go for projectors!!! ...

Do the right thing and go for projectors!!!

I had a car behind me blind me yesterday with xenons in a halogen headlamp. I actually thought to myself "I hope it's not a W204 C-Class". Sadly it...
07-29-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 101,326
Posted By michail71

Wow, talk of a thread resurrection. What...

Wow, talk of a thread resurrection. What configuration had a PCMCIA slot?

Does it have a cassette deck too? I actually remember seeing one of those in a rather late model Acura.
07-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,013
Posted By michail71

Where did you get the switches from and how much...

Where did you get the switches from and how much were they? I can't find much on ebay at the moment. I paid $80 for those levers so it would be nice if I could put them to use.
07-28-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,013
Posted By michail71

I should do this as well. I wasn't able to sell...

I should do this as well. I wasn't able to sell my original wheel for $100 so it's just sitting in storage now.

I couldn't find any good listings on ebay for switches. But anything with some...
07-27-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,013
Posted By michail71

These are the levers I got. But sadly they don't...

These are the levers I got. But sadly they don't fit the switches standard to our model years.
07-27-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,013
Posted By michail71

Mostly only the Sports Plus packages have them. ...

Mostly only the Sports Plus packages have them. It's quite rare on the C-Class.

OP, it looks like you did the newer style paddles too. Those are the ones usually found on the W205. I have a...
07-27-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By michail71

They should take care of you then. I've not...

They should take care of you then. I've not heard of this being a common issue.
07-27-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By michail71

Does it creak while turning or just going over...

Does it creak while turning or just going over bumps? How many miles are on the car? Does the car have any aftermarket suspension components?
07-26-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By michail71

How much were yours? I recall more than the...

How much were yours? I recall more than the alignment.
07-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By michail71

I would say tens of thousands of people have had...

I would say tens of thousands of people have had experience with it judging by the posts.

Someone makes replacement ESL emulators for the car. They trick the car into thinking it has a working...
07-26-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By michail71

Well, most cars would probably face the same...

Well, most cars would probably face the same issues. But autonomous cars are probably the bigger concern. However, I think we are years away from that.

Perhaps something with a bit more...
07-26-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By michail71

You got the bolts from the dealer for free? Wow....

You got the bolts from the dealer for free? Wow. I think they charged me near $300 just for the bolts, which was a little more than the alignment charge.

Despite the cost, bolts and dealer...
07-26-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By michail71

Are you referring to cars becoming outdated...

Are you referring to cars becoming outdated faster?

That has been a concern of mine with the thought of my next vehicle purchase. While the German manufacturers lead with many tech advances they...
07-26-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By michail71

I was told by one shop there is a metal plate up...

I was told by one shop there is a metal plate up front that can become damaged but will have no visible signs to the eye but show up in the alignment numbers. Struts are also a possibility.

You...
07-26-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By michail71

Those are just estimates. CarFax will...

Those are just estimates. CarFax will approximate mileage from prior odometer readings. The more times odometer readings have been entered in a system the better the accuracy.

With CarFax I'm...
07-26-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By michail71

The shaking and pulling to the right could be...

The shaking and pulling to the right could be different things.

Were the old rims damaged?
07-25-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By michail71

Do you have a Bluetooth ODB-II adapter and...

Do you have a Bluetooth ODB-II adapter and something like Torque? If so you can probably log the sensors.

It's probably not the battery but my factory one needed replaced before it was 4 years...
07-25-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

Don't get me wrong. I'd still take a nicely...

Don't get me wrong. I'd still take a nicely loaded one. But ugh, that AC control system.
07-25-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,247
Posted By michail71

As a music CD or data disk? Have you tried as...

As a music CD or data disk? Have you tried as just data?

When they replaced my HU the new one randomly does not read some disks. They can be new and perfect condition and not read. They can...
07-25-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By michail71

I would probably start by having the mounts...

I would probably start by having the mounts inspected. But it could be any number of things.

In a previous car I had a odd vibration pattern that wound up being some broken exhaust hangers. As...
07-25-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By michail71

Well, the rubber ones clean up easy but they...

Well, the rubber ones clean up easy but they still have the issues the carpet mats do with dirt and sand getting around the sides. The WeatherTech ones are like buckets.

I would have been...
07-25-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By michail71

Do you have HIDs or halogen (like 99.9% of us...

Do you have HIDs or halogen (like 99.9% of us have)?

My guess would be the bulb came loose in the housing. But that would be unusual unless it had been changed out recently.
07-24-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

What sucks is dealers don't want to touch other...

What sucks is dealers don't want to touch other dealer's mistakes. I tried that one. Had my car in for over a month at another dealership. They wouldn't touch the problems from the other. So then...
07-24-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,779
Posted By michail71

A while back someone was having pressure issues...

A while back someone was having pressure issues in their car that wound up being those trunk vents being installed upside down. Not saying that's the issue but it might be worth checking.
07-24-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By michail71

I have the OEM rubber mats but I would go for the...

I have the OEM rubber mats but I would go for the WeatherTech. The extra protection on the sides helps. The dealer here uses them on their loaner cars.
07-23-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By michail71

I thought British with the title being new...

I thought British with the title being new bonnet. I get a kick out of all the bonnet, boot, saloon, petrol talk.

I think it's just a case of some misunderstandings. Which can happen on forum...
07-22-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By michail71

Sometimes I think my car has that "slammed" look....

Sometimes I think my car has that "slammed" look. Many people with other cars wreck their handling trying to achieve that look.

You could probably find someone to trade out with if you have the...
07-22-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

OMG, my CEO has a whole fleet of Audis, including...

OMG, my CEO has a whole fleet of Audis, including some maxed out R8s. But everything in my price range has that blah feeling going for it.

However, I'm looking to go to an SUV but that might...
07-22-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By michail71

Is that USD?? I manage about $40ish for fleece...

Is that USD?? I manage about $40ish for fleece filter and Mobile 1 0-W40 Euro with Amazon sale prices. Which is an amazing deal.
07-22-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

The thing I hate most is the AC controls. Then...

The thing I hate most is the AC controls. Then the info/entertainment controls with the blinged up ipad. The instrument cluster also became rather dull looking. Those are things upgrades won't help...
07-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

Ah, the old BMW/Audi/Benz debate. I agree about...

Ah, the old BMW/Audi/Benz debate. I agree about the 3 series. I like the virtual dashboard Audi is doing. BMW and Mercedes have similar but getting cars with that tech is a massive fortune. Sad as...
07-21-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

The previous gen E-Class can be had a little...

The previous gen E-Class can be had a little newer but it had more of that yellow interior wood paneling look I don't care for either.

My favorite interior style was what I got with the black and...
07-21-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By michail71

w205 to w204

I've had the experience so many time by now with loaners but I always feel a bit of relief when I get back in the older model.

The W205 C-Class is very nice but there is just something about it...
07-21-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By michail71

Here is a funny twist. Someone filed an accident...

Here is a funny twist. Someone filed an accident claim against me while my car was at the dealership. The car, plates and everything seem to match but luckily my car has an alibi.

The location...
07-21-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By michail71

https://mercedespartscenter.com You might...

https://mercedespartscenter.com

You might have to hunt around a bit to find the diagrams you need. There are a few other web sites too but they all seem to use the same images.
07-21-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

All but the first two were mine. Before I got...

All but the first two were mine. Before I got the car I had found the services completed on time at the Cutler Bay MB dealership. The power steering and wiring harness issues were on there but I...
07-21-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By michail71

Web browser's language

I know it's almost a useless feature but does anyone know how to make the car's web browser default to English/US? Mine comes up with google in German.
07-21-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By michail71

I've never noticed that but I do hear what I...

I've never noticed that but I do hear what I think is the Comand's fan running.
07-21-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By michail71

I've always done crazy well with brakes and...

I've always done crazy well with brakes and tires. Those are the only things on my car not failing on a regular basis, lol.
07-21-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

I forgot to add the cam adjuster failure. That...

I forgot to add the cam adjuster failure. That one was a biggie.
07-21-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

Under full throttle (usually while pulling out...

Under full throttle (usually while pulling out into heavy traffic) the power suddenly drops, car goes into limp mode and a CEL turns on. Car goes back to normal after a key cycle and eventually the...
07-20-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

Wow, you're lucky. 1) Power Steering system...

Wow, you're lucky.

1) Power Steering system repaired
2) Wiring harness replaced
3) Tensioner pulley and drive belt replaced
4) Comand HU replaced for failing Nav
5) Interior trim pieces...
07-20-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By michail71

I was thinking upper strut mount too. I...

I was thinking upper strut mount too.

I don't think I drive hard but I can't keep my car out of the shop.
Although I've seen people debating on here that it seems like the ones that drive hard...
07-20-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,801
Posted By michail71

That's the part I had wanted to be what was...

That's the part I had wanted to be what was failing. Much less expensive.

The dealer said my car will be ready tonight which really means tomorrow.
07-20-2017, 03:23 PM
07-20-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,801
Posted By michail71

I hope in my case it is the HPFP as I've already...

I hope in my case it is the HPFP as I've already dropped $1K on getting that replaced.

Perhaps ItalianJoe1 might have something to offer. He seems to know this issue. Although my dealer seemed...
07-20-2017, 02:48 PM
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Posted By michail71

Yup, some bugs going on with these forum changes.

Yup, some bugs going on with these forum changes.
07-20-2017, 02:48 PM
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Views: 18,801
Posted By michail71

Got your post in an email again but nothing here....

Got your post in an email again but nothing here. Perhaps my reply will trigger it to show.
07-20-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,518
Posted By michail71

Sorry if I 'm asking too many questions but I'm...

Sorry if I 'm asking too many questions but I'm very interested in this product.

I noticed you mentioned optional navigation card.

If we already have a Comand HU with navigation does this...
07-20-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By michail71

A little OT but what do people usually get out of...

A little OT but what do people usually get out of their brakes? I'm at 50K too but still have plenty left. My mechanic seemed to indicate it wasn't even a concern just yet. I'm looking forward to...
07-20-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,243
Posted By michail71

Yes, when you try to scroll to what you think is...

Yes, when you try to scroll to what you think is the end of the thread you wind up somewhere completely off topic. It's caused me to post in the wrong section.
07-20-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 99,188
Posted By michail71

Odd, MSRP is $775 on the pump. So I'm not sure...

Odd, MSRP is $775 on the pump. So I'm not sure how the final bill climbs to nearly $2K. The 50% off I'm getting sound more like a reasonable full price. Does that mean the labor coast is $1200?
...
07-20-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 99,188
Posted By michail71

Do you work at a dealership or are you...

Do you work at a dealership or are you independent?
07-19-2017, 09:25 PM
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Views: 99,188
Posted By michail71

The dealership got back. The factory offered to...

The dealership got back. The factory offered to cover the high pressure fuel pump and labor for a 50/50 split. So that puts the bill around $900-$1000. It sucks that I reported the issue 4 times...
07-19-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By michail71

My temp gauge always stays steady even though...

My temp gauge always stays steady even though when I check through Torque it can vary considerably. I've read that the temp gauge isn't really reporting the actual temps. It must apply some kind of...
07-19-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By michail71

I would say it's not trashed but this is the W204...

I would say it's not trashed but this is the W204 C-Class forum.

Try posting in the GL forum or one of the generic forums and provide some more details. What was fixed so far, what has been...
07-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By michail71

I think that has to do with the sensors for the...

I think that has to do with the sensors for the auto high beams. But that might be if you are going for full ILS functionality.
07-18-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By michail71

Going by memory I think the windshield and some...

Going by memory I think the windshield and some other sensors need to be replaced as. I remember someone a while back mentioning everything he needed to do.
07-18-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By michail71

Most likely both. Did you do a full ILS swap? I...

Most likely both. Did you do a full ILS swap? I think that involves a new windshield.
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