Another newbie - C63 AMG Coupe

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Thanks all, yeah I'm super pleased with the results - the gloss and flake pop are very impressive!

That looks absolutely brilliant. Ever since I bought my C63 I have been agonising over whether to have the wheels painted from black to silver - your photos have just about made that decision for me, so my wife won't be thanking you:D

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 already so I had them sorted out a bit and bought these ones which are replicas, until this week they were the standard satin black with the silver outer lip. The plan was to get them done in silver in the new year but I managed to kerb one last week so decided to just go for it.

What colour is your car?
 
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 already so I had them sorted out a bit and bought these ones which are replicas, until this week they were the standard satin black with the silver outer lip. The plan was to get them done in silver in the new year but I managed to kerb one last week so decided to just go for it.

What colour is your car?
Silver! And I think that silver wheels suit better - was never a fan of the silver lip on my black wheels
 

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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:

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Also - is that a 997 GT3 behind your C63??
 
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:

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Also - is that a 997 GT3 behind your C63??
The black wheels look great on the XKR - no silver lip!
That was my old 996RS. I have enjoyed driving the C63 much more
 
I'm not to sure on silver wheels on a silver car but suit my SLK which has a hint of gold I'm also not a fan of black wheels but look good on these pair
 

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I'm not to sure on silver wheels on a silver car but suit my SLK which has a hint of gold I'm also not a fan of black wheels but look good on these pair

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 one of the photos the dealer I got the C63 from had on their website, Autotrader etc., the difference between the wheels and paintwork is more pronounced here. Still a subtle difference but in person and under certain lighting conditions it's more obvious:

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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 IMHO.
 
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 IMHO.
Absolutely perfect choice of wheel colour with that paint IMO 👌
 
Another new owner here, in Aberdeen, Scotland. I picked this up last week to replace my recently departed (but much loved) Jaguar XKR Coupe.
What a stunning car and photo she's a beauty. Do you like it more than the jag?
 
What a stunning car and photo she's a beauty. Do you like it more than the jag?

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 the dual-personality thing though - happy to potter about but equally up for a bit of fun. Overall more similar experiences than you might think!
 
Been a while... The tail end of last year was consumed with changing job and my mother passing away just after Christmas. Since I last posted I've done nothing much with the car other than drive it lots between home and my parents place, helping my dad sorting stuff out. Thankfully it hasn't missed a beat as they say, just consumes petrol at a phenomenal rate and ended up putting a lot more miles on it than I'd anticipated...

Got round to swapping the injectors last night. Old ones had a manufacturing date in May 2013 so safe to say they were originals. Wasn't a terrible job to do really, just a little messy as it's impossible to avoid spilling a bit of petrol when removing the fuel line and the injector rail. Have a few old cloths and/or towels to hand if you're attempting this.

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Once the rail is off it's plain sailing:

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Worst bit of the job was getting the electrical clips off the old injectors:

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The little tab under the wires as shown above I think should release by pressing it up towards the wires, but this didn't work. I ended up using a pick tool in around the other side to release the tab, then they came free pretty easily.

A few injectors left their rubber seals in the wells on the intake manifold, fairly easily retrieved. All went back together pretty easily. Car started and ran, didn't explode, didn't stink of fuel and MPG still just about in double digits so think I got away with that one. It used to feel like there was a small misfire when cold if I wasn't really gentle on the throttle while pulling away from the house, that seems to be gone - could be placebo effect. I'd also swear it feels a little smoother and more responsive, even more likely to be placebo.

Next up - MOT next week. The pano roof has started creaking a little bit when driving (not when the roof is in operation) so that'll need looking at, and I still need to get the cam adjusters rebuilt...
 
MOT passed :) Advisories for cuts to the sidewalls on both nearside tyres but not through to the ply. The front one I knew about because I did that :wallbash: I'd meant to glue it down but forgot. The rear was on the inner sidewall so I hadn't seen that. Glad to have a clean ticket for the car itself though.
 
Thanks - up and down but mostly OK :)
 
Got my M156 timing lock tool in the post this week:

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Still need to get the new gaskets for the cam adjuster job. On that note, does the orientation of the cam adjuster on the shaft matter, when I come to put them back on? What about the plate in front of the adjusters, the circle with bits cut out of it?

Also what about the tool that locks the two gears on the adjuster

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Is it really necessary to use this given we're disassembling the adjusters entirely to rebuild them?
 
Lovely looking I swapped from Jag to Mercedes, so many problems with the Jag glad to get rid.asset.jpeg.jpg20240317_125114.jpg
 
I seriously looked at getting an XF as I really like the look of later ones (but not the early ones with the odd looking headlights). Reported reliability put me off.... but the only two people I know with them have had no issues. One has the blown 340 horse V6 and the other the 250 horse four pot. The 2.0 handles much more crisply though.
 
I seriously looked at getting an XF as I really like the look of later ones (but not the early ones with the odd looking headlights). Reported reliability put me off.... but the only two people I know with them have had no issues. One has the blown 340 horse V6 and the other the 250 horse four pot. The 2.0 handles much more crisply though.
Mine was an 2010 XJ with only 78000 odd miles roughly on it when I git rid of it, and basically it had major rust corrosion around the subframe and suspension links that needed changing some I'd already had done by my Jag indie so genuine parts were used. So if you ever get the itch for a Jag again get it really well inspected underneath for rust and rot.
 
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I had the XFS 2010 for 3 year's with no issue's what so ever only sold it as i didn't want to ruin it with a towbar 🙂
 

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