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04-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By DHI

Thanks for the response Flo45. Where can I find...

Thanks for the response Flo45.
Where can I find the aux line in on a 2010 ML?
04-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By DHI

Connecting Android for music?

I just switched from iPhone to android.
I loved how the iphone connected to COMAND (other than the fact that the wired connection was in the glovebox).
Alas, it appears that the COMAND USB wire kit...
08-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By DHI

I have a 2010 ML550 with roughly 35,000 miles of...

I have a 2010 ML550 with roughly 35,000 miles of flawless service.
Like most Mercs, feels like a vault and the 550 has a voluptuous powerband.
Your wife will love it.
The adjustable air...
08-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,734
Posted By DHI

Winter wheel package- what are you running?

Need to shop around for wife's new GLK.
06-30-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,911
Posted By DHI

I have a wireless controller on my ML. No mess....

I have a wireless controller on my ML.
No mess. No fuss.
Tekonsha RF is what it is called.
A little more expensive, but the saved grief and the fact that the controller unit can be used in ANY...
11-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By DHI

Thank-you for the pdf brother. I will try to...

Thank-you for the pdf brother.
I will try to better look around the footwell to see if can spot it. Looked quickly but no diec.

Will be pulling an open Trailex in Spring!
11-12-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By DHI

2010 ML- location of electric brake controller connector?

Where is the electric brake controller connector located on a 2010 ML550?
I have the factory hitch receiver installed.

Thanks in advance!
11-10-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,498
Posted By DHI

Well done !! Looks great!

Well done !!
Looks great!
10-27-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,613
Posted By DHI

:crazy:

:crazy:
10-25-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,745
Posted By DHI

Time for oem amg fender flares for the full...

Time for oem amg fender flares for the full muscular effect.
Subtle but effective.

Great job!!
10-14-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 63,025
Posted By DHI

Chris, DVD headrest source please?

Chris,
DVD headrest source please?
10-13-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 63,025
Posted By DHI

Chris, I am not familiar with the OEM...

Chris,

I am not familiar with the OEM screens. Are yours oem or aftermarket? Cost?
Installation... straightforward or better to have a shop do this?
10-13-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 63,025
Posted By DHI

Chris, Talk to me about the rear seat...

Chris,
Talk to me about the rear seat entertainment screens.
I would love to surprise my 7 year old with that.
08-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,482
Posted By DHI

Wow! Same problem here. Fuel filler door not...

Wow!
Same problem here. Fuel filler door not closing all the way down...

The little String holding the gas cap was getting tangled. I turned the wire and its plastic rivet to point downwards and...
07-01-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,730
Posted By DHI

Stunning wheels, stance and color.

Stunning wheels, stance and color.
05-07-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,305
Posted By DHI

WGB, I appreciate the Sport setting for the...

WGB,

I appreciate the Sport setting for the suspension, especially with the lowered ride height it offers.

I also prefer the Soprt setting for the transmission. I just wish it would remain in...
04-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By DHI

"Key Not Detected"... happened to me a handful of...

"Key Not Detected"... happened to me a handful of times.
Not nearly as alarming as transmission not engaging in D or R though. Happened to me once. MY heart sank.
03-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By DHI

If I lived in North Carolina, I would have had an...

If I lived in North Carolina, I would have had an E63 in the driveway.
Good on you!
03-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By DHI

Looks very nice. Where were wheels purchased...

Looks very nice.
Where were wheels purchased and what offsets are you using?
01-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,998
Posted By DHI

Small update... I am finding the driver side...

Small update...
I am finding the driver side rear to be rather low intermittently. No consistency.
I came THIS close to bringing the car last Monday... but the car ended up behaving. All seemed...
01-27-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,394
Posted By DHI

Well done Piper !! Nice fit! Thank you for...

Well done Piper !!
Nice fit!
Thank you for posting the offsets. Close fit you say, but is there any rubbing?
Good mid winter inspiration.

What vendor?
01-17-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,928
Posted By DHI

You can actually see how beautifully supple that...

You can actually see how beautifully supple that leather is compared to the regular leather seats. Well done!

Is that a 4matic?
01-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,998
Posted By DHI

Yes, normal.

Yes, normal.
01-08-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,998
Posted By DHI

The psssshhh noises, farting and faint compressor...

The psssshhh noises, farting and faint compressor sounds at rest or even when the doors and trunk lid I'd opened at rest is normal.

Finding the rear end of your car lowered by by seemed like 2...
01-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,998
Posted By DHI

Update... Car left standing for 3 weeks and the...

Update...
Car left standing for 3 weeks and the back of the car was VERY low.
I am beginning to be concerned.
I will continue to monitor.
01-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,610
Posted By DHI

The rear weathertech mats are less impressive...

The rear weathertech mats are less impressive than the front as far as fit goes (still better than oem), but the front mats are VERY good. I am very happy with mine.
01-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,479
Posted By DHI

Don't expect "Slamming Bass " in this...

Don't expect "Slamming Bass " in this car.
01-06-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,767
Posted By DHI

If reliability is the biggest concern for you, I...

If reliability is the biggest concern for you, I think the Infiniti or Lexus will keep your mind at ease.
12-25-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,600
Posted By DHI

How do you get the BT streaming to work?

How do you get the BT streaming to work?
12-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,998
Posted By DHI

Stay tuned Brother. I just had service A done...

Stay tuned Brother.
I just had service A done and found my left rear to be rather low on two occasions now.
12-14-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,729
Posted By DHI

So... my A service was completed yesterday. 350...

So... my A service was completed yesterday. 350 Canadian dollars.

They found a leaky transfer case during the service.

I also learnt that there is no available PREPAID maintenance packages in...
12-12-2010, 02:34 PM
12-05-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,375
Posted By DHI

Eme247... Is it possible for you to read the...

Eme247...
Is it possible for you to read the offsets on those wheels?
What size tires front and back?
12-05-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By DHI

A colleague got an S450 at the same time as my...

A colleague got an S450 at the same time as my E550. I've had several chances to sample the car.
There is no doubt that the S class is more refined in every way.
Interior appointments, finish, and...
12-05-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,375
Posted By DHI

Holy smokes !! The wheels are awesome! Talk...

Holy smokes !!
The wheels are awesome!
Talk to us about the wheels.
12-04-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,729
Posted By DHI

Pamphlet on what?

Pamphlet on what?
12-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,729
Posted By DHI

First service cost ? ( Service A)

It's been 11 months Of flawless ownership and I'm getting ready to bring in the car for it's first service (A).

What is the cost?

Cheers.
David
11-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,823
Posted By DHI

Congratulations! Isn't the power awesome?

Congratulations!
Isn't the power awesome?
11-20-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,071
Posted By DHI

Palladium... The color I regret not choosing over...

Palladium... The color I regret not choosing over Steel Gray.
11-20-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,071
Posted By DHI

Sealant brand?

Sealant brand?
11-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,973
Posted By DHI

I like it with a spoiler. The frugal guy I...

I like it with a spoiler.
The frugal guy I am... I ended up ordering it off Evilbay. The finish didn't match the Steel Gray or the gloss of the rest of the car and needed to have the thing redone...
11-19-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,071
Posted By DHI

Close to one year of ownership and the paint is...

Close to one year of ownership and the paint is tough as nails. Almost no swirls neither which is amazing considering that I only waxed the car once. I'm actually very impressed with how nicely it's...
11-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,200
Posted By DHI

Awesome! Thank you for the information.

Awesome!
Thank you for the information.
11-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By DHI

I think that the wipers are telepathically good. ...

I think that the wipers are telepathically good.
I am totally impressed with them.
10-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,200
Posted By DHI

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/331850-rep...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/331850-replacing-front-ashtray.html
10-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,200
Posted By DHI

I understood that you can pry off the chromed...

I understood that you can pry off the chromed cigarette holder "lid" to that ashtray and use it as compartment. Some have gone as far as lining it with felt to keep stuff from jingling in there.
10-21-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By DHI

Make sure to post pictures. The color combo...

Make sure to post pictures. The color combo sounds Awesome!
You will love your first Merc. The E550 is fulfilling in many ways.
Cheers!
10-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,986
Posted By DHI

Very cool. Thank-you for sharing that.

Very cool.
Thank-you for sharing that.
10-10-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By DHI

We have those in Canada.

We have those in Canada.
10-08-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 111,508
Posted By DHI

I've had my car for 9 months now... Pano...

I've had my car for 9 months now...

Pano roof rattle free.

Rear deck seem to crackle under thermal expansion/contraction.

I have an annoying rattle from driver dash cowl when hitting even...
10-03-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,096
Posted By DHI

So which one sounds best?

So which one sounds best?
10-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By DHI

Airmatic. Faint drilling. Hissing. ...

Airmatic.
Faint drilling.
Hissing.
Snorting.
Pssssh!
Love it.
09-30-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,096
Posted By DHI

I used to use the PCMCIA slot, until I connected...

I used to use the PCMCIA slot, until I connected a 16Gb USB drive in the glove compartment.
Very practical.
09-21-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,034
Posted By DHI

Another question for you... There appears to be...

Another question for you...
There appears to be different types of aftermarket grilles out there. There are some with and other without MESH grille behind the horizontal slats.
Which one did you...
09-21-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,034
Posted By DHI

Cool! Canadian vendor too. Can't wait to see...

Cool! Canadian vendor too.
Can't wait to see it installed. Please post pics.
09-21-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,034
Posted By DHI

What vendor did you get the grille and flat badge...

What vendor did you get the grille and flat badge from?
09-19-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,034
Posted By DHI

Thank-you for the pictures guys! My wife and...

Thank-you for the pictures guys!
My wife and kid are still pressuring me to get rid of the upright star, and that will not happen with a flat a badge on the hood and a redundant original small badge...
09-10-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By DHI

Same here.

Same here.
09-06-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By DHI

We'd love to see pictures of your new ride. ...

We'd love to see pictures of your new ride.

As far as your need for speed goes, you really should have opted for the e63 AMG instead of settling for a e550. Do you really feel like the e550 isn't...
08-29-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,156
Posted By DHI

I have the unassisted version (2010)... it works....

I have the unassisted version (2010)... it works.
Just get it.

Just in passing... I regretfully did not get the distronic. It really works beautifully. Strongly consider getting that too.
08-22-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By DHI

Canada... 6 moths free. Re-subcription was...

Canada... 6 moths free.
Re-subcription was easy. Need a phone... device number... valid credit card number.
07-17-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By DHI

My understanding is that the E class is indeed...

My understanding is that the E class is indeed getting the new engine in 2012.
07-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By DHI

Since the oil is a year old combined with the...

Since the oil is a year old combined with the fact that it is the break-in oil, I would change the oil even if you have not reached the mileage criteria.
07-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By DHI

Thank you for posting that mm9351. Good info.

Thank you for posting that mm9351. Good info.
07-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,973
Posted By DHI

You will not have any traction problems with the...

You will not have any traction problems with the 4Matic in the dry.
06-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,342
Posted By DHI

I think the Sport version is much more appealing.

I think the Sport version is much more appealing.
06-23-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By DHI

Mine works on demand, anytime.

Mine works on demand, anytime.
06-23-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By DHI

Apologies. Forgot... I do not have Night Vision.

Apologies. Forgot... I do not have Night Vision.
06-22-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By DHI

I have everything on E550 except for Distronic,...

I have everything on E550 except for Distronic, cooled seats and rear camera.

I regret not taking the Distronic... it truly rocks.
06-19-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By DHI

Autoanything.com Lloyds mats.

Autoanything.com
Lloyds mats.
06-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By DHI

You may want to check that the PCMCIA adapter you...

You may want to check that the PCMCIA adapter you have is good for both SD and SDHC format. Mine appears to be good for SD only (2Gb and less)
06-15-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By DHI

^^This is correct.^^ Separate C/S button...

^^This is correct.^^

Separate C/S button for the transmission (resets to C everytime you restart engine). Comfort/Sport suspension setting at least stays put when set.
06-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By DHI

Don't tell me that !!! I ordered rear floor...

Don't tell me that !!!

I ordered rear floor liners and a trunk liner a few weeks ago.

Took me 4 months to get the front liners (fantastic floor mats BTW), hopefully won't take as long again.
06-04-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By DHI

Haven't seen a lot of wheel action on the W212...

Haven't seen a lot of wheel action on the W212 front.

Good to see this.

How was suspension lowered?
05-22-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,630
Posted By DHI

Would be nice to see pics of these mounted on an...

Would be nice to see pics of these mounted on an E Class.
05-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,628
Posted By DHI

Just following up. Anything Fegelein?

Just following up. Anything Fegelein?
05-19-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,760
Posted By DHI

Montreal drivers... relatively competent. Little...

Montreal drivers... relatively competent. Little use of turn signals, few/faded visible line markings on pavement, drivers expect fellow to be decisive in their driving and so few get offended when...
05-18-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,760
Posted By DHI

Thanks for the details. But do you feel any...

Thanks for the details. But do you feel any difference at all? I assume that the CS selection is confirmed on the dashboard screen?

I definitely feel a difference in my car.
05-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,760
Posted By DHI

You are probably referring to other car makers or...

You are probably referring to other car makers or systems.
The W212 C/S button only changes transmission characteristics.
05-16-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By DHI

I actually prefer the styling of the coupe over...

I actually prefer the styling of the coupe over the sedan. Sleeker and more dramatic from the front, the back and overall stance. Definitely sportier.
However the coupe has ZERO leg room at the...
05-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,760
Posted By DHI

Actually, yes. Pulling off from a light in...

Actually, yes.

Pulling off from a light in 1st instead of 2nd feels (and sounds :y) very different to me. Subsequent shifts are just slightly crisper and occur at higher revs.

I just wished...
05-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,760
Posted By DHI

+2

+2
05-13-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By DHI

Yup. I'm seeing it better now. Car still looks...

Yup. I'm seeing it better now.
Car still looks right.
05-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By DHI

Interesting. From the outside the car doesn't...

Interesting.
From the outside the car doesn't look stretched compared to the cavernous interior shots. Maybe front seats were pulled far forward for those interior pictures?
05-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,998
Posted By DHI

I special ordered an E550 specifically for the...

I special ordered an E550 specifically for the Black Ash. No regrets. IMO, makes the interior look slightly sportier yet remains classy.
05-11-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,455
Posted By DHI

Tell us about the wheels in that picture.

Tell us about the wheels in that picture.
05-11-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By DHI

The overall diameter of your winter tires is...

The overall diameter of your winter tires is very, very close to stock. (less than .6% difference)

You would be ok with that. The narrower tire may not look as good but for winter, they will...
05-11-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,818
Posted By DHI

The rain sensor wipers on my car work flawlessly...

The rain sensor wipers on my car work flawlessly in both snow and rain.
Forum: W212 AMG
05-09-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 45,893
Posted By DHI

Looking for credibility? Great job!! :y It...

Looking for credibility? Great job!! :y

It appears that the factory also failed to notify you that the Attention Assist System sensors also monitor for idiots, trolls and compulsive liars,...
05-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By DHI

The E550 has plenty of get-up and go, but if you...

The E550 has plenty of get-up and go, but if you need/want "raunchy"... get the AMG
If you already have a toy in the stable... get the w212.
If you have winter to contend with... get the w212.
If...
05-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,689
Posted By DHI

Pano roof standard in Canada. Zero...

Pano roof standard in Canada.
Zero squeaks/rattles. 4 months ownership.
05-04-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

Correct grommets received last week. My...

Correct grommets received last week.
My frustration has subsided.
In the end... these Floor Liners rock.
05-02-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,689
Posted By DHI

Distronic. I wish I would have ordered it. It's...

Distronic. I wish I would have ordered it. It's a true marvel.
05-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,838
Posted By DHI

160$ on ebay at the moment.

160$ on ebay at the moment.
04-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,243
Posted By DHI

Could it be that the switch in question is for...

Could it be that the switch in question is for the rear fog light? DRLs are automatic.
04-22-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,838
Posted By DHI

Not without an aftermarket module that will allow...

Not without an aftermarket module that will allow you to do that.

There was a kit on Ebay not too long ago, but not there at the moment.
04-21-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,539
Posted By DHI

Who sells wheels 1,2 3+??

Who sells wheels 1,2 3+??
04-18-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By DHI

Here's something that may be of interest... ...

Here's something that may be of interest...
http://paintcarendetailing.com/wax.html
04-18-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By DHI

Wax or sealant? Good question. For me, it...

Wax or sealant? Good question.

For me, it depends how I feel, or how I feel about how bad my paint finish is to be more exact.

If I feel there are too many swirls, I end up using my P21s...
04-17-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By DHI

Congratulations. Very nice. Welcome to the...

Congratulations. Very nice.
Welcome to the clan.
I'm sure you'll love the car.
04-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By DHI

Yup. Normal.

Yup. Normal.
04-08-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

UPDATE !!! Good news... My Weathertech floor...

UPDATE !!!

Good news... My Weathertech floor liners came in today !!!
Bad news... Ordered late December 09 and got them April 8th.
Good news... they fit very nicely.
Bad news... the friggin'...
04-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By DHI

Very, very nice. The 19's look great. Thanks...

Very, very nice.
The 19's look great.
Thanks for sharing that.
Not many W212 owners doing wheels I find.
Forum: W212 AMG
03-24-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By DHI

Motorweek tests the E63 W212

It was great to watch the track footage. Awesome looking white car.

Don't miss it. Hopefully you'll all grin as much as I did.
03-24-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 44,295
Posted By DHI

Jeez. That just sounds terrible.

Jeez. That just sounds terrible.
03-15-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By DHI

Those rims will not fit the w212. Putting spacers...

Those rims will not fit the w212. Putting spacers will only make things worst (going the wrong way in offset sizing which is already almost 3/4"to 1" inch off)

If the fellow wants your rims so...
03-12-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By DHI

There's a kit that just became available on...

There's a kit that just became available on Ebay... a ridiculous 1800$ !!!
03-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,626
Posted By DHI

Agreed... I believe that 16% loss through a...

Agreed... I believe that 16% loss through a slush-box is quite low.
03-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,626
Posted By DHI

329 hp at the wheels... for kicks, I multiplied...

329 hp at the wheels... for kicks, I multiplied that by 16%, a manual transmission drivetrain loss number used for another sports car I was intimate with, and VOILA ! 382 hp !

Good numbers.
03-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DHI

I had a chance to drive a a Distronic equipped...

I had a chance to drive a a Distronic equipped S-Class on a busy highway today and the system totally ROCKS !
03-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,392
Posted By DHI

My Canadian Sedan (w212) has folding mirrors. ...

My Canadian Sedan (w212) has folding mirrors.

Yul550, you should consider posting to the more relevant COUPE forum (C207).
02-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,623
Posted By DHI

Nice seats !

Nice seats !
02-25-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,610
Posted By DHI

You can try the following to confirm for...

You can try the following to confirm for yourself...
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

You will notice that the overall diameter is very close, so you CAN install these providing that...
02-25-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DHI

More from the peanut gallery... Today I...

More from the peanut gallery...

Today I attempted to use the Park Assist to parallel park. (I'm not sure if this is part of the Driver assist package in the US)
Tried to follow the instructions...
02-25-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DHI

Distronic is a God-send in stop and go traffic....

Distronic is a God-send in stop and go traffic. Eerily effective.
02-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DHI

Agreed. After a month of ownership, I'm relying...

Agreed.
After a month of ownership, I'm relying on the blind spot assist more and more everyday.
It's not just a gimmick.
02-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,871
Posted By DHI

4matic is Mercedes' version of awd.

4matic is Mercedes' version of awd.
02-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DHI

If you do quite a bit of highway, then distronic...

If you do quite a bit of highway, then distronic can be easily justified. The device works VERY well.

I don't have it, but my boss who does, loves to rub my knows in it. ;-)
02-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,024
Posted By DHI

I just noticed a bit of a whirring sound at that...

I just noticed a bit of a whirring sound at that back at the car at slow speeds after one month of ownership. I will need to become more acquainted with it in order to give you a proper reference....
02-20-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By DHI

Drive Dynamic bottom cushion extension- Deflates slowly?

My seat cushion extension bladder (seat nosing) seems to deflate noticeably over three days or so.
This normal?
02-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

Weathertech CANADA sucks the big donkey. ...

Weathertech CANADA sucks the big donkey.

Paid WINTER mats in December, with no news on delivery until I called for follow-up in late January.
Was promised mats to be shipped in mid February.
Now...
02-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By DHI

If you order the 800$ Tech Package (I think the...

If you order the 800$ Tech Package (I think the lane assist is the culprit), you lose the 3 spoke in favor of a 4 spoke.

(Canadian option possibilities are fewer, but appear more cost effective...
02-14-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,988
Posted By DHI

Good question. I asked this about 2-3 months ago...

Good question. I asked this about 2-3 months ago and there has yet to be a definite answer.

Let's all stay tuned.
02-14-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By DHI

Correct. Same for CANADIAN orders. If you take...

Correct. Same for CANADIAN orders. If you take the Technology package (lane assist, heated steering, blindspot assist) the standard three spoke is replaced by the 4 spoke. I found this out when...
02-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By DHI

Tire Rack has TPMS cheap.

Tire Rack has TPMS cheap.
02-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By DHI

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/327697-e55...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/327697-e550-slammed-not-purpose.html
02-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,341
Posted By DHI

Yup, same here, just as the manual indicates. ...

Yup, same here, just as the manual indicates.

Noticed one thing in the manual however... C or S selection should only be made when in Park.
02-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,341
Posted By DHI

Sprintbooster... Personally I find the throttle...

Sprintbooster...
Personally I find the throttle response "sharp" enough when the transmission is in SPORT mode (around town, at least)
02-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,433
Posted By DHI

If you are paying extra for Obsidian... don't do...

If you are paying extra for Obsidian... don't do it.

Besides, the normal black is nicer when properly maintained.
02-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,168
Posted By DHI

Adjustments on the Dynamic seats are plentiful,...

Adjustments on the Dynamic seats are plentiful, but firmness is not one of them.

I really enjoy the seats but the seat cushion length adjustment is a "cheat". On the S-Class the seat cushion...
01-29-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,451
Posted By DHI

Fully cranking the wheel to it's bump stops, on...

Fully cranking the wheel to it's bump stops, on any car, actually makes me cringe... so I naturally avoid it.
01-27-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By DHI

Awesome car! Congratulations.

Awesome car! Congratulations.
01-24-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

I just checked the Weathertech.ca site... They no...

I just checked the Weathertech.ca site... They no longer list the "sedan" floor liners as being available. Weird, because that's where I bought them from.
01-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

On my side, I ended up calling back the 1-800...

On my side, I ended up calling back the 1-800 number posted above and was again redirected to the Weathertech CANADA call center and got "no joy" on quicker delivery on floorliners... we're now...
01-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By DHI

Via star ??

Via star ??
01-23-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By DHI

Oddly, February will become your longest month of...

Oddly, February will become your longest month of the year! Hang in there.

Congratulations! I'm sure the experience will be memorable.
01-23-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By DHI

Wow ! Those look quite nice. I can't wait...

Wow ! Those look quite nice.

I can't wait to see these on a w212.
01-21-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By DHI

I tried the E350 and obviously justified the...

I tried the E350 and obviously justified the expense of an E550 to myself (at least).

For the little that I have used it so far this is the best I can come up with...

"Like sitting in a vault...
01-20-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By DHI

TADA !! Finally got it.

Picked it up last night after ordering in November.
E550 4matic Steel Grey/Tenorite Grey with black/black ash interior.

I'm thrilled to bits despite the fact that taking delivery of such a car in...
01-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

I called the 1-800 number today to speak to...

I called the 1-800 number today to speak to Pat... it appears that I was redirected to Weathertech Canada, only to be told that they have not received shipment yet and that they expect to ship before...
01-19-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

wow... I thought I was the only one in limbo...

wow... I thought I was the only one in limbo here.

Ordered 12/28/09... nothing yet.

Sent out email following up yesterday... still no news. Thanks for the tel number "wheels777" !
01-17-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By DHI

That's good to hear FrozenNorth. Thank-you! ...

That's good to hear FrozenNorth. Thank-you!

I have Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3's waiting to be installed on the car... should perform like a tank through winter.
01-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By DHI

I wonder how much later the delivery would have...

I wonder how much later the delivery would have been were it not for these decals. :rolf:
01-17-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By DHI

The precise delivery information is about the...

The precise delivery information is about the only thing I expected from an established Mercedes dealer.

With that said, I'm not one to seek the red carpet/white glove treatment from anyone, but...
01-16-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By DHI

Dying to see these on a W212. What is...

Dying to see these on a W212.

What is Vossen's position on installing staggered wheels (same tire diameter) on 4matics?
01-15-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By DHI

Very close to taking delivery... E550 4matic Steel Grey

Well, after a two month wait and two weeks of frustratingly vague and constantly revised delivery date information, it appears that the time is near.

I have snapped an awful phone pic of my car at...
01-13-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,128
Posted By DHI

Infiniti FX has the feature as well. Auto...

Infiniti FX has the feature as well.
Auto journalist testing the Infiniti was also spooked out by the device... but it works. Really freaky (and practical) in bumper to bumper crawling traffic.
01-12-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,128
Posted By DHI

Looks Nice! Great color.

Looks Nice! Great color.
01-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By DHI

173969

173969
01-10-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By DHI

Sizes? 21"? The offsets look bang on. ...

Sizes? 21"?
The offsets look bang on.

Lowered?
01-08-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,740
Posted By DHI

re-boot !!

re-boot !!
01-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,075
Posted By DHI

Dear Wing Ding, Put the bottle down. Go...

Dear Wing Ding,

Put the bottle down.
Go to bed.
Everything should be better in morning.
01-03-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,981
Posted By DHI

http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/manual-cars/ba/cars/...

http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/manual-cars/ba/cars/w212/en/flash8.html
01-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,582
Posted By DHI

You are correct. There are significant PRICE...

You are correct. There are significant PRICE differences in MSRP in the different countries and they do not always reflect the currency exchange situation.

In Canada you can get a loaded E550 4...
01-03-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,947
Posted By DHI

Congratulations. Looks very nice. Let us know...

Congratulations. Looks very nice.
Let us know how you enjoy it.
01-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By DHI

new forum section would be appropriate

new forum section would be appropriate
12-31-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 32,244
Posted By DHI

Coupes not available with 4matic anywhere.

Coupes not available with 4matic anywhere.
12-29-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By DHI

CanadianDriver.com announces Top Picks for 2010...

E Class made the list.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/2009/12/24/canadiandriver-com-announces-top-picks-for-2010.htm
12-28-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

Thanks again. Ordered the FloorLiners Digitalfit...

Thanks again. Ordered the FloorLiners Digitalfit online.
12-28-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

wheels777... Thanks for your post. What do...

wheels777...

Thanks for your post. What do you recommend for SNOW?
12-28-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By DHI

Black p2. Can you see where this is going?...

Black p2.

Can you see where this is going? ;-)
12-27-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By DHI

No rev matching.

No rev matching.
12-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,758
Posted By DHI

Weathertech floor liners (& mats)

FYI...

I've been waiting for Weathertech to offer their Floor Liners for a while. I have previously owned Weathertech products and they rock!

It appears they have just released them for the...
12-26-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,888
Posted By DHI

Helmar, I don't know how many members the...

Helmar,

I don't know how many members the w212 forum has exactly, but several have chimed into this thread with sympathy to Emilner's situation rather than corroborating it.

If EARLY...
12-26-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By DHI

Congratulations! Beautiful car. Awesome...

Congratulations!
Beautiful car. Awesome pictures. Inspiring.

Merry Christmas to 'ya !
12-25-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,224
Posted By DHI

As a Montrealer presently vacationing in Newport...

As a Montrealer presently vacationing in Newport & Palm Desert, I cannot tell you how weird it is reading your post about MontreaL poutine. ;-)

Joyeux Noel mes amis !!
12-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By DHI

Wow... Classy thread.

Wow... Classy thread.
12-22-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By DHI

Not sure if I understand the question but... when...

Not sure if I understand the question but... when your car is sitting outside in -20degC temperature... starting the car 15 minutes to warm up the inside is the benefit.
12-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By DHI

http://www.midcityengineering.com/

http://www.midcityengineering.com/
12-20-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By DHI

That's awesome! I wish we had something like...

That's awesome!
I wish we had something like that in Canada.
Order of Engineer's in Quebec had a fleet program a few years ago but it was put on ice.
12-20-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By DHI

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Do you think these above...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Do you think these above are 19's or 20's?
12-20-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By DHI

Found this on the web... HRE's? ...

Found this on the web... HRE's?

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/QUIK911/15337_1252636469114_1025581418_8007.jpg
...
12-19-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By DHI

In Montreal, Canada, there was literally no...

In Montreal, Canada, there was literally no inventory, making all color and finishes difficult decisions to make for a buyer.

While vacationing in the SoCal area, Hoehn Mercedes in Carlsbad had...
12-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By DHI

Game over... especially when that front wheel...

Game over... especially when that front wheel catches the fender lip the moment you come into the driveway.

I'm sure we haven't seen the last of heavily compromised fitments.

I must say... It...
12-19-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,053
Posted By DHI

Wouldn't all that "glitter" signify that the oil...

Wouldn't all that "glitter" signify that the oil filter wasn't doing its work?
12-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By DHI

Check with the w211 forum.

Check with the w211 forum.
12-17-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By DHI

+1. Now we're talkin'.

+1. Now we're talkin'.
12-17-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By DHI

Getting crushed by activating my wife's one-touch...

Getting crushed by activating my wife's one-touch setting in the Pathfinder has taught me otherwise. Holding the button makes sense to me.
12-16-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By DHI

Just caught this on an auction site... the star...

Just caught this on an auction site... the star looks un-proportionally HUGE doesn't it?

Happy to see the aftermarket catering to the w212, but I'm not really feeling this yet.
12-16-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By DHI

http://www.55motors.com/images/w212-2.jpg

http://www.55motors.com/images/w212-2.jpg
12-16-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By DHI

Sporty aftermarket front grill... RU feeling it?

http://www.55motors.com/images/w212.jpg
12-16-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By DHI

You would probably be better off "offset-wise"...

You would probably be better off "offset-wise" with your second link. The first has offsets which are way to low.

I am seeing "new" offsets making their way onto on Eebay (45mm F & 50MM R)... NOW...
12-16-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By DHI

Yup. 10mm outwards (less than 1/2"). If it...

Yup. 10mm outwards (less than 1/2"). If it clears the fender lip, then you're all good.
12-16-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By DHI

Assuming you are running 48mm 8.5" wide wheels,...

Assuming you are running 48mm 8.5" wide wheels, your wheels would be pushed OUT by 4mm (less than a quarter inch).
12-16-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By DHI

BigEvil... Sizes, offsets?

BigEvil... Sizes, offsets?
12-16-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By DHI

Aeggroup, I found the 48mm-F and 54mm-R info...

Aeggroup,
I found the 48mm-F and 54mm-R info from the owner's manual. Cross referenced with an Ebay ad for oem W212 wheels and it checks out.

The non staggered setup uses the 48mm offset all...
12-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By DHI

Aeggroup, Thanks for posting that. There...

Aeggroup,

Thanks for posting that. There are some nice wheels at USARIMS.

In your analysis so far, what have you discovered in terms of offsets?

Regular W212 offsets are 48mm 8.5" and...
12-15-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,553
Posted By DHI

As a newbie... I am still trying to figure out if...

As a newbie... I am still trying to figure out if K A likes the w212 or not. ;-)
12-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,045
Posted By DHI

Nice ! I am in the market for a set of...

Nice !
I am in the market for a set of spoilers, but the straight carbon fiber may be out of place on a pedestrian 4matic.

I love the carbon package on my P-Car, but I will be looking for painted...
12-14-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By DHI

Steel gray...pictures please !! ...

Steel gray...pictures please !!

Congratulations!
12-13-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,053
Posted By DHI

Signed in.

Signed in.
12-13-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,937
Posted By DHI

In Canada, all W212 come with Pano roof. I...

In Canada, all W212 come with Pano roof.

I don't believe MB would open themselves to the warranty exposure if the Pano roofs were problematic.
12-13-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By DHI

Vapers' comments are bang-on ! Coupe is more...

Vapers' comments are bang-on !

Coupe is more photogenic. Sedan is very nice in person.

The clincher for me...
Coupe rear seat room is ridiculously small even for someone that is ready to...
12-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,787
Posted By DHI

I'm not too familiar with Radar Detectors...

I'm not too familiar with Radar Detectors (illegal here in Quebec) but I did peruse this site which has some impressive specialized peripherals for radar and MBenz... give it a glance.
...
12-12-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By DHI

Roof spoiler- What does it look like from the inside?

If the roof spoiler is fastened in place by adhesive tape... doesnt the glued down tape area show through the glass when viewed from the inside?
12-12-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By DHI

.

.
12-12-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,154
Posted By DHI

Small bump... and PDF Manual... ...

Small bump... and PDF Manual...

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/data/pdf/ownersmanual/2010_e_sedan.pdf
12-08-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By DHI

This is not my car. I ran across these pics of a...

This is not my car. I ran across these pics of a white w212 with wheels and fetched them for you. People on 6speedonline forum are not giving this car/wheel combination a lot of lovin' though.
12-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By DHI

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/wheelsbout...

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/wheelsboutique/E550_8.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/wheelsboutique/E550_2.jpg
HRE's in 20 inch.
12-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By DHI

Your sense of "voluntary simplicity" is truly...

Your sense of "voluntary simplicity" is truly inspiring.
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