Well old habits die hard I guess, have gone back to a Merc!
Picked up this immaculate example this week, 2005, 83,000kms, Alabaster White with black leather interior, high spec with pretty much every option available.
I have already dropped by Mr. Muffler and had the secondary cats and...
OK, so my idle is still off, when car is cold its perfect, as it warms up it gets a bit lumpy - mostly smooth with a slight miss, also when re-starting car when warm revs fluctuate quite badly for a couple of minutes before settling back to the almost smooth but slight misfire every few seconds...
Have an annoying clunk in the 320CE, and am at a bit of a loss as to what it could be.
I have replaced both flex disks, the diff mounts front bushings in rear subframe, trans mount and both motor mounts.
Basically upshifting, even under full throttle/redline is fine, no jerkiness...
Right, well am unable to keep going with the patch fixes, need to bite the bullet and procure a new harness for my 320CE, annoying thing is I seem to have a rather uncommon harness which seems to be Jap market only (google only comes up with jap links when P/N searched), and due to this, its...
Right, now very confused as to what the hell my car is.
ECU was diagnosed as faulty - degraded harness damaged the caps on it, so I got a replacement to put into it.
When mechanic pulled out the original it turns out its an AMG ECU with a WA124540 05 45 part number on it - anyone seen this...
Well my spoiler finally arrived!
Am please to report its definitely a genuine AMG part, part numbers and all, so will go very well with my AMG kit :)
My square AMG exhaust tips arrived last week as well and have been installed by Dean at Mr Muffler, and look very good - no photos yet. I have...
Have a rather annoying issue at the moment, when my 320CE is cold the motor sounds great at idle, nice and smooth and quiet.
As soon as it gets up to temp however it rattles like a diesel from idle until about 1500rpm.
I don't think it is tensioner shock as it would do it...
I know the 8.5" and 10.5" R129 AMG/OZ wheels don't fit, but I haven't seen these before!
8.5" and 9" ET 35!
AMG OZ Mercedes 5x112 9x17 w211 210 124 SL 126 CL RARE! on eBay (end time 08-Oct-10 21:47:22 BST)
Thought this might be of interest to some - dyno videos of my old C36 and 190e - unfortunately never dynoed my C280.
YouTube - 1995 MERCEDES C36 (W202)
YouTube - 190E AMG VASK DYNO DAY
And just for laughs my prior car before I bought my 320CE - a fairly worked...
My name is Tom, 22 from New Zealand, work in IT sales, and am somewhat of a Benz enthusiast. After a 2 year or so haitus am back to owning one again - my prev Mercs are
1989 Blauschwarz 190e 2.6 with 16v kit and interior and AMG rep wheels:
1994 Blauschwarz C280 with full AMG kit...
Here is my coupe that I bought a couple of months back.
1993 Blauschwarz 320CE
Genuine Gen I AMG kit
Staggered 17" AMG Aero II alloys
Brabus-esque exhaust with slash cut tips
Brabus B6 tuning package - tuning module and cam