I think the general consensus is that the air filters are not limiting the power on the V6. - It may be more useful on an engine with forced induction running higher boost than MB expected.
Having said that, knock yourself out! - There are other benefits like a different induction noise, and...
Yes, but the following are all different parts:
A2098800040 - I think is a "standard" bumper. - Not for AMG packages (so not with side skirts), but it does have holes for Parktronic and is compatible with a towbar
A2098850825 - Is the same thing without Parktronic
A2098851425 - Is "AMG styling...
"Black" just says "dirty" to me. - The fact it's relatively odourless and evaporates away suggests that it could be water (or coolant); it's probably the gunk it's picked-up that makes it feel greasy.
Oil would be very greasy, and wouldn't evaporate... but it might be relatively odourless.
Before you replace it, have you confirmed that it's not just a loose connection under the seat? - That's all the problem was on mine.
If it is shot, then I'd guess the above pricing is going to be about right given the parts common between the W203 and W209.
That's also an after-market front grill. - The pre-facelift models should be four slats (and post- are three slats).
I think it's had a few parts changed on it, but overall it looks less "tired" than other CLK55s I've seen.
Yes. - When they map it, add fuel back in to the map where the throttle is closed (or light), but the engine isn't under load.
Normally this part of the map is fairly lean because that saves fuel, but on a race car you might be using the fuel to cool the bores when you're not on the power. -...
I just looked at my filler flap, and that says 35 PSI front and back for an unladen car. - I normally run them a 36 PSI because I prefer the feel... that and it's just a little longer before the tyre pressure warning message comes up again. o_O
Maybe the difference is due to the hard top?
Mine doesn't feel like that. - Is it the lightest steering? No, but I don't feel like I've had a workout when I'm driving it.
As I said, the biggest improvement in steering feel was putting some better tyres on the front axle.
Sorry, this does sound a bit dismissive and that's not what I meant.
Clearly top-down motoring is a very popular thing... I just mean that I have never felt the need to scratch that itch.
Maybe it comes from growing-up in Australia where the sun is out to kill you?
I've definitely got to spend more time wearing hats than I did a decade ago, but I've still not seen the appeal of a convertible. - Not only do I have to wear the aforementioned hat to prevent the top of my head getting burnt, but if it's hot enough to put the top down I'd rather just use air...
Anything that suppresses freezing point will almost certainly also increase boiling point. - Look at salt water; it freezes below zero and boils above 100.
It's the same thing with running a pressurised cooling system; if there's no room for expansion, the coolant can't boil. - Look at a...