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#241 of 293 Re: [cchow2]
Jul 14, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I own a 1995 Mercedes E320 that is on a streak of bad luck. first off the ac compressor just wenr out so no air conditioning for me and i live in texas. to add insult to injury it appears that i have no climate control what-so-ever. the car just blows heat when i drive it and i can't get it to shut off. i had to rig it underneath the hood by using some vise grips and crimping off the water hose leading to the heater core. this problem caused my ignition switch to fry out too. what cause this? has anyone here had the misfortune of dealing with such a problem? please help me diagnose this latest benz gremlin!!!
#243 of 293 Twin turbo E55?
Jul 24, 2005 (8:45 am)
A guy at a well known tuning shop told me that AMG is putting twin turbos on the E55 replacing the supercharger, creating over 600hp. Has anyone heard of this as I cant verify it anywhere.
#244 of 293 front passenger seat in E500 wagon
Aug 10, 2005 (2:04 am)
I own an 2005 E500 4-matic wagon that has an ususual feature that I haven't seen with previous E320 wagons. When the 2nd row of seats, specifically the passenger 2nd seat, is folded forward, the front seat automatically slides forward. The driver's front seat can be returned to its preset position while the front passenger seat cannot- precluding anyone but the smallest from riding shotgun. I received a cursory response from my service rep that this was a programmed feature. Can anyone tell me how to confirm whether this is a design flaw or something that can be overridden with programming?
#245 of 293 Advice about older Benz wagons
Aug 10, 2005 (11:05 am)
I couldn't find a forum for the older wagons (say 85-91) so I thought I'd just post here in case anyone has input. I'm basically bound by my budget to the older models. Are they reliable--I'm looking at Volvos and Merc wagons, as well as Saab hatchbacks (although the latter seem truly plagued with repair woes). Any recommendations? The Mercs seem to be pretty reliable from what I have read, although I haven't been able to find much info as compared to the Volvos. Any year/model seem better than others?
#247 of 293 Re: Inside Line [pf_flyer]
Aug 19, 2005 (9:49 am)
As per the article, only if your "stationwagon MOM" is Joan Jett.
The 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds is too conservative. The september Car & Driver has the 0-60 time at 4.1 seconds versus 4.3s for the sedan. The 0-100 is 9.7 and the 0-150 is 24s. These are SICK numbers.
It is dangerous to have this kind of performance for the shopping mall mom. Imagine her stealing those parking spots while doing 80mph!
#248 of 293 2004 E500 AWD wagon tire /wheel problems
Oct 04, 2005 (5:54 pm)
Hi Benz Owners....had placed message some time ago re tire wear...seems even after replcing orig equip Continentals at 16,000 miles with Pirelli P Zero Nero`sdue to abnormal tire wear along with one new wheel rim and having dealer rotate twice since that time with one dealer alignment there is still abnormal wear with cupping .This causes a pulsating roar that is audible at most speeds in the cabin.The new Pirells have only 6500 mile on them! Have had 3 other E AWD wagons and never had this problem Dealer just not sure the cause..am getting frustrated...Anyone have any opinions or thoughts re this would appreciate..thanx Bowser
#249 of 293 Re: 2004 E500 AWD wagon tire /wheel problems [rolandthrust]
Oct 16, 2005 (9:28 am)
Bowz - is dealer doing a "road force alignment" or some old-school Hans and Franz plumbbob alignment? maybe find a road-force alignment shop - warranty should pay for 3rd party shop analysis/repair if a dealer cannot figure it out.? sounds like your current pirellis are trashed. you might be able to get the current ones shaved beyond the cupping, not sure if that is possible with used tires or only new.. some sort of michelins are probably part of your solution here. i think the Pzero/hero tires aren't setup for the cushy E500 suspension. you can admit now that you wanted that E55 wagon. in the meantime try cold psi of 34 - i bet you were running lower than that before? cheers...
#250 of 293 2003 E500 rear wheel fast tire wear-out
Oct 24, 2005 (7:25 am)
When I got my certified pre-owned 2003 E500, it had only 11,800 miles and brand new tires. At about 19,700 miles I noticed that the rear tires got completely worn out. The dealer told me that there was nothing wrong with it, and that it was normal due to the power of the car. I just don't believe that statement, because power or not, the brand new tires cannot be worn out in less than 8,000 miles. I personally think that the problem is in the differential that doesn't work properly, or doesn't work at all, which puts excessive wear on the tires. Can any one help?