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  1. 8bit

    AMG Bonnet Badge

    I'm away from home right now so can't check the actual badge itself but I'm 99.9% sure it's the same one badgx has, see this post earlier in this thread - AMG Bonnet Badge | AMG Lounge
  2. 8bit

    Interior LED kits, W204

    Happy to help! Your observation with the rear dome sounds familiar and I'm pretty sure I had one or two bulbs left over - could be a model year thing.
  3. 8bit

    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Thanks for that. I'll have to take the existing plugs out to turn the engine over when I do the cam adjusters, the car is now 11 years old and showing 53k on the clock so I may just get fresh plugs to put back in.
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    You'll know when you get the old ones out, they'll have the manufacturing date stamped on them. I was quite pleased to find mine dated May 2013 as it meant my time and money were not wasted :) I got them from sparkplugs.co.uk, price last November was £256 delivered. Might have saved a couple...
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    W204 - Heated steering wheel?

    Sorry, that was a cheap shot at BMW!
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    W204 - Heated steering wheel?

    My first Jaguar XKR didn't have it and I never missed it, until my wife bought a W164 M Class which had heated steering wheel. After the first winter with that car I managed to retrofit one to the XKR. It was an option on that model so getting the parts wasn't too hard but enabling it was a...
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    W204 - Heated steering wheel?

    Was the W204 (C63 AMG in my case, if it matters) ever offered with a heated steering wheel option? My last few cars all had it and they were all older than my C63, given it has things like speed limit recognition and heated seats it seems odd that it doesn't have heated steering wheel. I'm...
  8. 8bit

    Lets see your AMGs

    Thanks (assuming you meant ours!), we liked it a great deal and it served us very well for the six-ish years we had it. To caveat my earlier post though, my wife did eventually decide she wanted to drive a "car" again so we sold th ML and bought a Jaguar XF-S estate. A very lovely car but that...
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    Lets see your AMGs

    We bought a W164 ML320 just before we had our first. Worth it for not having to bend down to lift them in and out of the car seat several times a day. If we'd had an estate I expect my back would be in a far worse state than it already is. Ours:
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Many thanks! Compared to the Jag... In some ways, yes - the C63 handles a bit better and feels more dramatic. It's also more practical (roomier interior and boot). That being said, the Jag was smoother (ride and power delivery), faster in a straight line and maybe prettier IMHO. Both have...
  11. 8bit

    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Thanks :). Yeah I thought so too, had been looking for a "regular" silver one (iridium?) for a while then saw this one, hadn't heard of diamond silver before then and I've only seen two other W204 C63s in it since (both on one of the Facebook C63 groups). Just looks cleaner on the silver wheels...
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    My Jag had silver wheels on silver paint originally (plus chrome and silver trim around the windows, grilles etc.), I had the wheels done and the other parts painted, wrapped or replaced in gloss black as per the factory "black pack" option, just for a bit of contrast with the silver. This is...
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    I think the black/silver looks better on yours than on mine, I don't think it worked with the blue tinted bodywork on my car. I'm with you on going silver though, that said I do normally like a silver car on black wheels, that was the colour combination of my last XKR: Also - is that a 997...
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Thanks all, yeah I'm super pleased with the results - the gloss and flake pop are very impressive! Thanks! The all-silver wheels against the slightly blue of the Diamond Silver paint were what sold me on this particular example. The original wheels were pretty buckled and have some welds...
  15. 8bit

    What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

    Thanks all :). First car I've had with paint in good enough condition to be worth protecting (without requiring a few panels to be resprayed at any rate) so I was keen to protect it as best I can. No it wasn't cheap but if it still looks this good in a few years it'll have been worth it.
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Collected the car from the detailer this evening. Full paint correction and two-stage ceramic coating. Wheels were refurbished in metallic silver and also ceramic coated. Very happy indeed with the result, when I walked into the studio it was like looking at a brand new car! Bodywork feels...
  17. 8bit

    What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

    Collected mine from the detailer this evening. Full paint correction and two-stage ceramic coating. Wheels were refurbished in metallic silver and also ceramic coated. Very happy indeed with the result, when I walked into the studio it was like looking at a brand new car! Bodywork feels like...
  18. 8bit

    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Cheers bud - just keen to square away the main, serious common issues and get on with enjoying the car. Not that I have any intention of replacing the car in the foreseeable future but when the time does eventually come I want to be able to tell a prospective buyer that these things have been...
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    Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

    Milestone reached yesterday: Just realised that the car turned ten years old in September too. I managed to kerb an alloy yesterday, gutted. Was feeling annoyed with myself, then I drove past a Polo with it's front nearside smashed up and remembered it could have been worse :) The car is...
  20. 8bit

    What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

    Yesterday - kerbed the nearside front wheel :mad: Car is going for detailing and ceramic coating next week anyway so spoke to the guy there and he's going to have them repaired and refurbished while it's in (I was planning on changing the wheels' colour anyway) so it worked out OK in the end...
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