Jaime, I need help, too!
I have my eye on a low mileage Okie E320 Bluetec, 2007. I have paid zero
attention to the goings on of the electronics/Comand/nav systems of the
newer cars. Is there anything to be concerned about or is the system
solid? What about upgradability?
On Jul 28, 2014 10:52 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We did use my phone momentarily in Niagara Falls on the return trip, I
wasn't sure where the hotel was as it was a different hotel than the
outbound ride but the rest of the trip was all with a paper map...
Of course I'd prefer to
Well, I've placed a deposit on an '07 E320 Bluetec with a scant 36k miles.
Car is in Oklahoma City and I have the logistics worked out to go fetch it,
with the exception of talking Kaleb into buying my S420. Hint, hint. Free
Btw, have you contacted AE directly about your Globetrotters?
On Aug 7, 2014 6:42 PM, Gary Hurst via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
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That looks like quite a lot of car for the money. No direct experience but
I had a customer who used the same model as a daily driver. He said it was
as reliable as any Mercedes and at 150k miles he reported no problems.
Apparently the normally aspirated engines are very reliable but brakes are
On Feb 16, 2015 1:00 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
We had ice last night with about 6 of snow today. My ML tires are worn
out and waiting on new ones to arrive but even at that it gets around great
in this stuff. Wow.
Modern all wheel drive systems are
On Jan 31, 2015 7:16 PM, ernest breakfield via Mercedes
you could make them yourself, but studded bicycle tires are available
from a variety or manufacturers, including Schwalbe, Continental, Kenda,
Nokian, and others.
many of these cost more than the tires
On Jan 5, 2015 4:26 PM, clay via Mercedes email@example.com wrote:
Early engine management and not OBD compliant
Yikes. As a silver lining, I assume this means you have the early, hot rod
engine tune? That would explain the 15 mpg.
On Jan 3, 2015 5:16 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
Yep, now is the time to buy a used diesel or high mpg gasser.
I sure thought I was clever buying the E320 Bluetec last summer when gas
was still expensive and diesel was close to parity with premium. I like the
Yeah but they have those goofy brakes and besides, I couldn't find any that
didn't have a zillion miles and spotty service history. The Bluetec only
had 36k miles on it, and all records from the dealer.
The V6 is more complicated but doesn't seem to be less reliable.
On Jan 3, 2015 6:31
On Jan 3, 2015 6:45 PM, fmiser via Mercedes email@example.com wrote:
Is fuel price the only reason you choose to drive a diesel?
For me it's not. I choose diesel engines for a lot of other
reasons, so now that gasoline is cheap (for a while) I loose one of
the lesser benefits.
On Mar 9, 2015 11:42 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
2004 - 06 were the last straight six diesel engines, cars sold in the US
after that have V6 engines.
I'd prefer the straight six, I think that design has proven itself to be
very robust. I think the V6 engines are
On Mar 9, 2015 3:51 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes email@example.com
You put in your VIN and it will give you the build sheet data, everything
on the car. I did that with the ML we just bought, the dealer guys were
all mystified, Where did you get all that? I found the key to the
On Mar 9, 2015 8:56 PM, Craig via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Fuel economy is not as good with the V6 due to the more restrictive
diesel particulate filter. Also it requires hard-to-find 229.52 oil to
keep the filter happy.
What are examples of 229.52 oil? Anything made by
On Mar 9, 2015 8:43 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes email@example.com
I looked at that the other day and it wanted some sort of paid
subscription. Is that so?
The global version carries a nominal subscription fee, but the version
covering US models only is free. It is only available
Anyone familiar with the inline six?
Isn't it the same v6 as my 1999 e320?
The M104 lasted in the 140 all the way to the end. Nice engine but the
minimum you'd want in such a car.
Unless you can find an S280 with a stick like Princess Diana.
On Apr 25, 2015 7:16 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of them are probably pretty rare on a S320, except for ASR and heated
seats. It would be something to see a S320 with Burl Walnut, rear
power rear seats, rear climate control, and SLS, wouldn't it?
On May 8, 2015 11:14 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes
Those or primewell, a cheep badyear brand are all that seem to be
Primewell is Firestone's private label brand made by GITI in China and
Indonesia. They are supposedly about as good as it gets in the cheap tire
On May 12, 2015 9:56 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes email@example.com
I like that a lot, though it probably makes more sense in Japan. Would the
reaction be better to a Toppola?
What the hell is Allen Edmonds?
Really high quality American-made shoes. Nicer than whatever you're wearing
AMEX has an offer, spend $200 at AE and get a $50 one time credit on
your card. Seems like a good deal.
I know you have a penurious cant - have you been to shoebank.com?
That's nice but the jaloponist in me wants to go like this:
I guess I should ask Curt if he's encountered any Filipino funeral
On Jun 14, 2015 7:25 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes
On Jun 13, 2015 8:30 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to go to the tent sale. It’s well worth the trip and you can
snag some unbelievable deals on A-E shoes. Definitely an item on any A-E
wearer’s bucket list.
And you can meet up with the Doobie
Another option is to take off my hands the Made in Germany Balo rotors I've
had in my basement for the last ten years. P/N 123 421 00 12 (replaces 115
421 14 12)
They're yours (or anyone's if you decline) for shipping cost.
On May 27, 2015 11:45 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Last weekend, my son and I went to the lake.
We are in Winnipeg and we go to Sioux Narrows on Lake of the Woods about
45 minutes south of Kenora.
Completely off-topic, but speaking of Lake of the Woods... My
Here's something interesting I've never heard of: the W122.
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On May 27, 2015 10:31 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes email@example.com
No, I meant what I said. The original 109 had the M189, which is a
modified 300SL engine first used in the Adenour outside the 300SL, so the
original 109 300SEL was a 4 door version of the 300SL. With the M130, it
On Nov 9, 2015 5:26 PM, "Rich Thomas via Mercedes"
> But it's a hybrid and will save you money and Gaia! You could put an
Obama or Bernie sticker on it and be good to go!
Just think of the torque curve with a 114 hp elective motor supplementing a
twin turbo gas
On Sep 25, 2015 9:18 AM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes"
> With a cheap Chinee piece of glass. That's the "FUYGO" stuff. My glass
people don't recommend it.
> If I want Pilkington it's closer to $300 reusing my molding.
This sounds better than the new windshield in
On Sep 25, 2015 9:11 AM, "Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes"
> Genuine glass is worth the money and usually not so expensive. I put a
> windshield in my 300CD earlier this year and it was surprisingly cheap.
In 2007, I bought a Gullwing windshield from the dealer for $550. No one
could believe it.
On Aug 26, 2015 6:16 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes firstname.lastname@example.org
how often do you see a LWB on the street?
I think I've posted this before but I saw one in Beijing a while back.
At first I assumed it was just an old
So the E320 Bluetec is a probable total after some jerk ran a stop sign on
Saturday. I'm a little sore but okay.
The adjuster had asked if I'd like to retain the car, and I'm thinking
about it since I'd like to replace it with the same model, and especially
since two weeks ago I spent over
Curley, is this your car?
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I used to have a cheap Wal Mart iron, and it was a cheap Wal Mart iron and
ironing clothes was a hassle. Then Misheil and I got a German-made Rowenta
as a wedding gift and it is hard to describe how nice an iron can actually
We have an earlier version of this model and if it isn't the S-Class
On Jan 13, 2016 6:45 AM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes"
> Sorry to hear about your loss. The 1998 S420 is still going strong at
281k - maybe I can talk oldest son to make you a deal on it?
That is actually half tempting - that car remains the best I've ever
On Jan 13, 2016 11:45 AM, "Craig via Mercedes"
> I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It's really frustrating and a
> disappointment when a great car you own is destroyed. May you navigate
> the insurance hurdles successfully.
Thanks, Craig. I'm at least off to a
On Jan 13, 2016 8:37 AM, "Curly McLain via Mercedes"
> Glad you are ok, but if you have not already, get checked out by a doc.
Some things don't show up until later.
This is good advice. I went to urgent care shortly after and checked out
okay. Of course, my neck is so full of osteoarthritis
On Jan 13, 2016 7:10 PM, "Curt Raymond via Mercedes"
> That sounds like a very high price for a severely damaged car. I was
under the impression that insurance companies were quite willing to deal if
you dug in your heels.
> Of course I suppose on the one hand
On Jan 13, 2016 9:59 AM, "Rich Thomas via Mercedes"
> Too bad, glad you survived mostly intact.
> Where is you/the car?
St Louis. Be ever vigilant when driving in the ghetto.
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On Jan 13, 2016 10:26 AM, "Mitch Haley via Mercedes"
> All the Bluetecs are V6, right?
I think so; mine is.
> What's it cost to keep it?
> When my dad totaled mom's Malibu, literally less than a week and 200
> I sent him to Tire Rack for new
he price of the hulk.
> On 1/13/16 8:59 PM, Tom Savage via Mercedes wrote:
>> Attached are a few pics of the carnage.
North Riverfront, just north of downtown. Here's the neighborhood where I
work: http://builtstlouis.net/northside/northbroadway01.html The wreck was
on Hall Street, which is a sort of a Fury Road-meets-depressed Midwestern
I live in St Charles, and the River is an effective
My impression is that it is mostly law firms hedging their bets that the
scandal will spread, generating plaintiffs lists. I have been seeing a lot
of targeted ads about this after shopping for parts but have not found any
evidence through legitimate news channels.
'09 e320 Bluetec
On Feb 25,
On Jan 20, 2016 10:39 AM, "Meade Dillon via Mercedes"
> I like to order from MB Northlake (in NC) for dealer stuff.
FYI on MB Northlake, don't call to order parts. The website prominently
displays the phone number and
On Apr 8, 2016 7:35 AM, "Mitch Haley via Mercedes"
> Too bad Ryder no longer rents out 722.6 Sprinters. Four years ago I could
get a case (12 qts) of Shell 134 from Ryder Fleet Services for something
like $80 delivered. Now they don't stock it. If there was a closeout sale,
I totally missed it.
On Mar 28, 2016 9:48 PM, "OK Don via Mercedes"
> They are still selling vergassers - and doing many repairs - were they
> claim to make their money.
They're at least trying to sell gassers. Most of the VW dealers I've
visited in the last week seem to be following
On May 6, 2016 12:01 PM, "Mitch Haley via Mercedes"
> WILTON via Mercedes wrote:
>> Yep, I much rather have gotten an '06 E320CDI
> Was '06 the first V6 or the last I6?
> For some reason I was thinking the '05 was the last inline 6 diesel.
> Or was '06 the
Not direct comparisons, but for what it's worth my creampuff E320 Bluetec
with 77k miles was worth $17k in January per my insurance company and my
research validated that.
The not-quite-as-nice '09 Bluetec that replaced it I purchased in Texas in
January for with 78k for $16,500. State Farm then
Hi everyone, long time no see.
A friend has a 2007 E350 wagon M272 with 140k miles that won't fire, it
just cranks and cranks. I pulled codes and it shows P0011 cam timing, bank
1 position A (intake); P0271 Powertain, which google says is associated
with the first code; and P0521 Oil pressure
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