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Old 12-01-2018, 06:07 PM
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I thought you ^ sold it few months back, what happened?
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:08 PM
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I am new to the forum. Just bought a 1999 E55 and will begin the restoration process. It is a California car with 128,000 miles. No rust whatsoever. Last owner was a kid who spun it out and slammed a curb. Really buggered up two of the rims and deployed the front passenger airbag. I will probably find that some of the suspension components are badly bent. I will take my time and fix everything. This sort of car is just too special to allow it to rot away. I am an engineering professor and I use vehicles like this to illustrate design choices to my students. We crawl around and wrench them, and I use parts replacement as items of discussion for determining part lifetimes. We do calculations and learn quite a bit. In my opinion, this is a design gem! I have already found a lot of excellent archived info on this site!
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:51 AM
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I am new to the forum. Just bought a 1999 E55 and will begin the restoration process. It is a California car with 128,000 miles. No rust whatsoever. Last owner was a kid who spun it out and slammed a curb. Really buggered up two of the rims and deployed the front passenger airbag. I will probably find that some of the suspension components are badly bent. I will take my time and fix everything. This sort of car is just too special to allow it to rot away. I am an engineering professor and I use vehicles like this to illustrate design choices to my students. We crawl around and wrench them, and I use parts replacement as items of discussion for determining part lifetimes. We do calculations and learn quite a bit. In my opinion, this is a design gem! I have already found a lot of excellent archived info on this site!
You will find significant amounts of DIY info on the other site (benzworld) in the W210 stickies. Pelican Parts also has some great DIY posts in the tech section. Lots of technical info on this site but you have to use the advanced search and dig for awhile....
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:59 PM
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typo yes - it is a 98, silver - 17" monoblocks - just got some 18' - it will look like the amg actually - except for the subtle differences - love those monoblocks !
original drive train - 0-40 mobil

i'll sell the 17" later - maybe $900 for the set/ good shape
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:36 PM
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Gratuitous photo of my Canadian spec E55 that somehow ended up in Texas. About to roll 220,000 kilometers. When I first bought it I didn't realize the odometer was in kilometers; first fill up of gasoline and I was going "WTF? 36 miles per gallon on this V8 engine?" Finally figured it out when my normal 30-mile commute showed as 48...

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Good looking machine! I just changed the oil filter canister gaskets as well as the oil pressure port gasket. Cleaned up the front of the engine bay since it was flinging oil all around. Changed belt and cleaned up as much of the oil as I could get. Next job is breather and valve cover gaskets as well as plugs, wires and coil packs. Im in search of a good set of mono blocks since the previous street-rodder jammed the right side into a curb. Never seen such curb-rash damage in my life...but a high speed side-slip may well do that. Here is a photo from the day I bought it. Very filthy, but the heritage does show through! I'll post progress photos as I move forward.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:37 PM
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If your headlight lens covers are too degraded to polish clean, you can order replacement lenses from Latvia via Ebay. Be sure to get the lenses for the Xenon and not the HID (I'm assuming your car has Xenon standard). I posted a DIY for lens replacement in the W210 stickies on the other site. While you have the headlights out, plan on rebuilding the harness inside as the insulation will have hardened and fallen off the wires. Replacement harnesses are generally for the HID and do not include the connector/wiring for the headlight beam level control stepper motors.

Also, the plastic surrounding the socket for the running light on the inboard lights will harden and break off; those sockets with wires are available via some of the parts suppliers.

If you don't have current access to the EPC, post your VIN and I'll download your vehicle data card for you (PM me your email address so I can email it to you). Heck, PM me your email address and I can send you some additional info such as electrical schematics.
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Oil canister and oil pressure port leaks are fixed. Now I've got to tackle the leaky valve cover and breather gaskets. Also just received the plugs, wires and a transmission kit today. It will be mechanically sound very soon....then I will tackle the suspension and tires...and at the end of all that, I will go VERY FAST.
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Hello all! I am a new active member driving a new to me 2001 tektite on black/ruby. There are a few things wrong that I plan to tackle like suspension, interior bits, and the front of the car could use some TLC. But, I plan on taking care of all maintenance first i.e. plugs/wires, conductor plate/trans service, belts, etc. Iíve had a couple w124s but have always dreamed of owning a W210 e55. Iím very excited.


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I've been an active member for a while but I don't post much.

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Hello all! I am a new active member driving a new to me 2001 tektite on black/ruby. There are a few things wrong that I plan to tackle like suspension, interior bits, and the front of the car could use some TLC. But, I plan on taking care of all maintenance first i.e. plugs/wires, conductor plate/trans service, belts, etc. I’ve had a couple w124s but have always dreamed of owning a W210 e55. I’m very excited.


Nice. You don't see many in that color anymore. It's the best color on them IMO.

Sand/polish those headlights. It will make it look a lot better.

My old E55: https://imgur.com/7sTwlgb
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