Who's he trying to kid.....

Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by tpwuk, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. tpwuk

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    It doesn't even have an AMG engine cover. This is a naturally aspirated M113 engine.
    This is the seller's engine:
    [​IMG]

    This is a N/A M113 AMG cover:
    [​IMG]

    And just for the record here's a "normal" M113 cover, used for the 4.3 and 5.0 litre in the W220 S-Class & C215 CL-Class:
    [​IMG]


    Darren
     
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    couldn't even be bothered to give it a wipe down before taking pix
     
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    Well it would have AMG decal speedos for a start...
     
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    TThe vehicle details for W97 OBD are:
    Date of Liability 01 09 2008
    Date of First Registration 17 03 2000
    Year of Manufacture 2000
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 4966CC CO2 E
    missions Not Available
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Export Marker Not Applicable
    Vehicle Status Unlicensed
    Vehicle Colour BLUE Vehicle
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    Slightly OT - what does the engine cover actually do?


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    Covers the engine :D
     
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    Houses the airfilters normally with a vanity cover incorporated into it.
     
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    Can't do anything for the cooling... the air filter cover on my CE is like a bin lid, none of this plasticy stuff..


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    That big plastic thing over the engine has a technical name

    ... it's called the "Bullsh*t Panel"

    Nick Froome
    www.w124.co.uk
     
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    So it is!

    Begs a new question about engine covers:
    How come AMG had two different covers for the same engine? The photo I've got is from a W210 E55. I belive that cover was also used for the CLK55 and C43. So did the N/A W220 S-Class also have the same style of cover as this CL55?

    Thanks,

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    Yes, the NA S55 AMG engine came with the same cover as this CL55.

    I am not experienced with different engine types, hence not sure, however the size of the engine bay may have something to do with it?

    Maybe they are built using different technologies.

    Of course, the later S55/CL55/SL55 came with the V8-Kompresser engines which are easily noticible from a distance!
     
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    so he's loading the price for a couple of AMG badges :(

    we should all ring him in the morning as he appears to be mis-representing that car in his advert :)

    The fact that it's also way too expensive may just put enough people off :)
     
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    it's called the "one with a broken clip that all the chrome has fell off" on ours :)
     
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    I contacted the seller about this car asking him if it's a genuine AMG or not...this was his reply.

    "Car is Mercedes cl55 amg. In 2000 mercedes didn’t own amg and so sent cars for upgrade. Engine brakes and exhaust all amg. Fitted from new. Call Mercedes to confirm if you like. Kind regards. Rupert."
     
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    See if he'll send you the VIN so you can check it out .

    I'm almost positive that MB owned AMG before 2000.
     
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    already got the VIN :)

    see the thread asking for help tracking a VIN down :)

    it doesn't show on the Russian site
     
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    That's rubbish, AMG were officially in bed with MB in 1999.


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    according to the various computers it's definitely not an AMG car
     
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