Alps 2004 E55K

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  1. Alps

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    E55K 2004

    Day1
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    E63 Front End with E63 perf pack AMG Split titanium IV`s

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    rear conversion to facelift inc E63 spoiler

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    Alps

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    Some info on the car

    Car spec
    2004 E55 AMG (facelift 2005 version)
    1 prev owner
    FMBSH All reciepts since new.
    744 Silver
    Black nappa Leather interior
    MBSS remote total closure Alarm


    Standard AMG spec with following additional options from factory
    - Panoramic roof
    - Keyless go
    - Command - sat nav + tv(replaced) + 6 disc MP3 changer
    -Rear Screen (entertainment package)
    - Rear Electric blind
    - Rear integrated door blinds
    - Parktronic
    - Garage Door Opener
    - Front Heated(f+r)\Dynamic\Ventilated\massage (comfort) seats
    - Rear Heated seats
    - Split Rear seats
    - Memory seats\mirror\column
    - Power open\close boot
    - Luxury (4 Zone) climate
    - Telephone pre-wire
    - HK sound upgrade
    - Tyre pressure monitoring
    - Distronic Cruise control
    - Folding mirrors
    - Auto Lights\Wipers
    - Auto dim mirrors
    - Airmatic
    - Illuminated vanity mirrors
    - Door puddle lights
    - Electric Adjustable steering column
    - High capacity battary
    - Active cornering bi-xenon headlights (curvelights)
    - Genuine AMG LSD Diff from factory (099)
    - AMG Front back bumpers
    - AMG Side skirts
    - AMG Interior modifications

    Original mercedes options added by myself to factory standards

    - Genuine MB E63 Rear lip spoiler
    - Genuine MB AMG Mats
    - Genuine MB Illuminated AMG door sill plates
    - Genuine MB MB sport Pedals
    - Genuine MB Wheel valve caps (modified to fit TPMS Valves)
    - Genuine MB Chrome indicator bulbs
    - Genuine E63 Paddle shift Steering wheel + Aluminium paddles
    - Genuine MB Kombi Digital\Analogue TV Tuner (put on VeDoc)
    - Genuine MB Linguatronic (put on VeDoc)
    - Genuine Facelift LED rear light Clusters
    - Genuine Facelift lower bootlid Panel
    - Genuine E63 Front bumper
    - Genuine MB facelift Distronic grill
    - Genuine MB IPOD kit


    Mods done
    - Viseeo MB-2 bluetooth Adaptor
    - Video in motion
    - STAR lowered
    - Pentagon Light Smoke\Smoke tints
    - LED sidelights


    Parts replaced (all original Mercedes items unless specified)
    - Secondary Air Injection relay (Goodwill)
    - Drivers Side Door Handle
    - Rear Ribbon cables for door lighting
    - Rear Passenger side window
    - Oil Cooler (Under warrenty
     
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    Mods pics

    After just over a year of owning the beast I thought id share some of the mods ive done to it,. This should now be fully spec`d and some ... enjoy

    The must have MBClub Pedals
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    After
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    Genuine MB Valve caps modded to fit TPMS Valves
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    Silver indicator bulbs
    Standard Egg
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    After
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    Genuine AMG Mats
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    Genuine Cup Holder (waste of money!)
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    Genuine AMG Door Pins
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    Viseeo
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    Pentagon Light smoke front and Smoke rear Tint
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    E63 Steering Wheel with facelift Airbag
    Original
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    New
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    Aluminium Paddleshifters
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    Genuine MB Facelift Rear lights + Genuine E63 spoiler
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    Genuine MB Facelift bootlid
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    Genuine AMG Illuminated Door Sills
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    Genuine MB Ipod kit
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    Linguatronic (Voice Control)

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    Genuine MB OEM Digital TV
    Pic is naff as i took it inside the garage, its pretty clear otherwise
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    Genuine AMG 19” titanium IV 2 Piece
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    LED Sidelights
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    Genuine E63 Bumper update
    PDC Bracket replacement
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    Bumper on with facelift Distronic Grill
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    AMG logo in Comand
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    STAR Mods
    - Fuel Tank Remaining Display
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    - Date Display & Temp
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    - 1” Lower
    - VIM


    Still a few things on the List including
    - HID Fogs
    - Minor upgrades to sound system
     
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    Alps

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    with Renntech Lowering module
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    done a few things over the weekend to the rear of the car

    facelift LED third brakelight
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    LED license plate lights
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    Also finished the iphone to ipod cable install which is now fitted to the bottom of the armrest for the cradle to plug into and the remote for the Lowering module mounted in the armrest out of sight too, ignore the additional wires they are so i can take the remote out and lower when i want to, i may tuck them in more out of sight later.
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    some shots of the Remote with current settings
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    Had a little time to play

    carbon fibre gear surround, i hated the silver! SL65 facelift leather & Burlwood Keyless gearknob.

    old vs new

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    new with carbon
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    Close up
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    Well i finally found a few hours to carry out my next mod, got hold of a Brand new CLS63 cluster which i installed in the silver surround off my E55 cluster to make it look just like the newer 63 models. Mileage transferred from the car together with all the service settings

    after abt 2 hours saving settings and coding the new one in here are the results!

    total look
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    tank info coded
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    tmps working
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    Distronic Coded
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    trip working - ignore the mpg as you can see it hadnt moved but the car was on for about 30 mins
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    Phone
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    new menu item battery meter
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    new menu item oil temp
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    new menu item Lap timer with gear position displayed
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    they were some examples, lighting is much better and fades on\off
     
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    Engine bay water protection panelling added

    engine bay in its native form
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    RHS without panel
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    RHS with panel
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    LHS without panel
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    LHS with panel
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    engine bay with panels
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    part numbers
    LHS panel - a2118320508
    RHS Panel - a2118320608
    Wide bracket - a2118310014 (x2)
    narrow bracket - a2118310114 (x2)
    fastners - a0029880542 (x4)

    Part number for LHD cars
    LHS panel - a2118320308
    RHS Panel - a2118320408
     
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    Fitting of Easypack system option code 942 load compartment package

    In my mission to add another option to the car the Easypack kit was next on the list. This is a system MB developed to stop stuff flying around in that huge boot!

    To start off with you need to buy the following

    - 2 x Floor Rails (L&R) (come with ends and guides)(2118400526/2118400626)
    - 6 x screws to fit rails to brackets (000000003396)
    - 2 x long brackets (L&R) (2118430514/2118430614)
    - 2 x short brackets (L&R)(2118430314/2118430414)
    - 6 x screw locks (0049941245)
    - 16 x Rivets to fit brackets to floor(0009915532)
    - 2 x Bolts for long brackets (000000003853)
    - Easypack case with fittings
    - Easypack adjustable cross rail

    Tools needed
    - Drill
    - Good self centering metal drill bits (same size as the rivets)
    - Stanley knife
    - 10mm reverse torq
    - Rivet gun (good one)
    - 8mm Torq
    - 10mm Torq

    1. First start off with removing all the boot lining

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    - Remove the plastic rivets
    - Remove the luggage mounts x2 (10mm Torq)

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    - Secure the hinge plastic
    - Remove the lining
    - repeat for opp side

    2. Then cut the felt on both sides to make room for the long brackets
    3. Bolt long bracket to where luggage mount was and use as guide
    4. place both brackets in position by screwing rail to them and mark drilling holes
    5. double\triple check hole positions
    6. Use appropriate size drill bit to drill the x16 holes
    7. dab a bit of undercoat or rust treatment on holes
    8. Use good rivet gun to mount brackets to car (Air rivitor is best for this)

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    9. Replace the boot lining
    10. Cut holes in lining to access screw holes

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    11. Line up and screw Rails to car

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    The rest is in the manual!

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    Apologies for the state of the carpet, this has since been rectified and is spotless again!
     
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    As the pic links broke on the cluster post, here they are again!

     
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    This is one of my fav shots taken at players by FASTcar mag [​IMG]
     
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    Coming to the end of 2013, I thought id list a few of the mods done over the last year and add it to the thread , more concentrated on power rather than looks this year.


    First came the first visit to Acid at MSL, on went the Eurocharged Heat Exchanger to help with the cooling.

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    EC HE
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    The oil cooler brackets were drilled out of the old HE and riveted into the new one

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    As you can see below because of the E63 front end, no bulge and all fits together like oem.
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    Next came the SC Pulley
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    Loved the home made tool to take the bolts off

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    After new fuel pumps
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    Best power run was
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    Next were the c63 rear exhaust boxes, these made a really big difference with the sound, rest of the exhaust was left as is.

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    Final mod of the year just completed is the Alpine EZI-DAB unit, controller integrated into the ashtray and switch for Aux put in.

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    thats it for now, no idea what will come next, maybe concentrate on the audio side this year.....
     
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