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How to Change Mercedes Key Battery

How to Change Mercedes Key Battery

This is a really quick video on replacing your Mercedes-Benz Key Fob battery. These tend to go in pairs, so if you are prompted to change one, it is a good time to change both. These take CR 2032 Batteries and can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3tLu44I (affiliate link).

March 29, 2021 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Check out this install thread on MBworld.org for AL Priority Laser on a w212. Very clean and detailed with some help from other members with CAD information on the mounts. I am not advocating the use of this, but I do love clean installs and have to link to it […]

January 27, 2021 0 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Don’t check your oil when cold

Don’t check your oil when cold

While driving in the middle of NC between DC and FL, I made the mistake of checking my oil. It read low, really low.  I panicked and added some oil.  Later I was racking my brain over why the oil level seemed to vary so much depending on the reading. […]

January 21, 2021 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Change Cabin Air Filter in Mercedes

Change Cabin Air Filter in Mercedes

If you’re running high flow cats, or no cats on a race application, it is recommended to change your cabin air filter more often than the every b service. Changing the air filters, like the spark plugs, is a little harder than on a toyota.  Instead of just going behind […]

January 13, 2021 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Previously, I purchased a set of speakers to fit into the front.  I was only able to ft the woofers at the time but it made a huge difference.  The dynaudio tweeters and mid did not fit.  The screen I previously upgraded but haven’t yet done a video on. Later […]

November 22, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

I really enjoy driving my CLS.  I do remember though the speakers would rattle, the doors would rattle; I drove over a rough patch of road and I thought to myself, “why did I trade in my avalon.”  That is how bad the speakers and rattle were. Slowly, piece by […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
3D Printing For Car Enthusiasts

3D Printing For Car Enthusiasts

3D printing is a skill right now.  And it may perhaps always remain that way as we push the boundaries of filaments and techniques.  Many of todays prints can be categorized into useful items and trinkets/aesthetic items.  In the field of printing for your car most of the items fit […]

October 19, 2020 0 comments DIY
Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Many Mercedes in the USA have a built in subwoofer in the rear deck. There is unfortunately a certain amount of rattle that occurs when the bass or volume is turned up. I find this unpleasant, and go to great lengths to eliminate rattles. I’ve researched this a bit, and […]

October 2, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Add An Oil Collector

Add An Oil Collector

Adding an oil collector on a direct injection engine can help maintain horsepower and mitigate issues with carbon build up on valves. I first heard of them reading a online forum “discussion” between two tuners and one brings up GAD tuning.  One thing I realized there are tuners that I […]

September 9, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, DIY, Maintenance, Performance
Change Mercedes Wiper Blades

Change Mercedes Wiper Blades

Changing wiper blades, has been best described as something to do often.  Once a year or so.  This cuts down on chatter and improves their efficacy.  Consumer Reports found changing your wiper blades more often is more important than buying the best wiper blades “once”. This soft rubber is often […]

September 8, 2020 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Change Mercedes Ignition Coil

Change Mercedes Ignition Coil

Changing a coil is a DIY job.  You will need a 17mm open ended wrench or EWK boot removal tool.  Take the 17mm tool and unplug the coil to be replaced. Remove the airboxes and tubes. Remove the plastic things by pulling up. Undo the torx (1 is often female […]

September 8, 2020 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Tuned? Change Your Mercedes Oil More Often

Tuned? Change Your Mercedes Oil More Often

If there is one thing you can count on, people have differing opinions.  A precursory glance at almost any internet forum regarding oil change tactics, oil theory and how it relates to oil weight, oil change interval. Most people I’ve come across believe the Mercedes 4.6 M278 M157 and M177 […]

August 28, 2020 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Change Mercedes Spark Plugs: Tuning? Go for Newer, Colder Spark Plugs

Change Mercedes Spark Plugs: Tuning? Go for Newer, Colder Spark Plugs

Spark plugs actually have a temperature range that they are designed to operate in.  A colder spark plug doesn’t fire colder, but it does help evacuate heat from the cylinder head faster.  Pressures with emissions and finding the right balance between a spark plug that will burn fuel completely even […]

August 25, 2020 5 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Here you can see the use of a cut down jura milk frothing adapter and the milk container adapter to connect to the factory tubing.

When, Why & How to Replace Mercedes Auxiliary Battery

As the push for ever increasing fuel economy has pushed engines to be more efficient and use innovative technology we may not otherwise see, there are some configurations of Mercedes that run a dual battery set-up with one battery primarily, to my knowledge, to power start the engine and power […]

August 24, 2020 0 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Upgrade Mercedes-Benz Main Battery

Upgrade Mercedes-Benz Main Battery

I’ve often read the term pre-tune checklist on various posts across facebook groups, forums, etc.  One of the items that you may want to consider is replacing your Mercedes battery, regardless of how it tests if it is over six years old. There are two batteries on many late model […]

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