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Some of my favorite threads on MBworld

Some of my favorite threads on MBworld

MBworld.org has some amazing knowledge.  It is a little deep though to dig through, and it isn’t always the most intuitively laid out.   Here are two of my favorite threads on MBworld. Build the most powerful CLS 550 4matic is one of my favorite threads on any forum hands […]

February 11, 2021 0 comments Performance
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
Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

I recently picked up a Dragy which is a 10hz GPS sensor that can track your performance data.  This is pretty cool. BUT the really great part is that you can see the leaderboards by make, comment on other’s times (and receive replies).  Which can really demystify tuning. One example […]

October 20, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Performance
M157 M278 CLS 550 CLS 63 E 550 E 63 Build Thread

M157 M278 CLS 550 CLS 63 E 550 E 63 Build Thread

If one (yo Gilles this is for you bro! ) were going to buy a completely stock M278 based E class or CLS and build it out, here is some guidance: Pre-purchase Open up the hood, take off the engine cover, lifts straight up with tabs but take it slow, […]

September 23, 2020 0 comments Performance
Force Intercooler Pump to Always Run

Force Intercooler Pump to Always Run

While there are conflicting reports about the logic of the intercooler pump.  With mine it didn’t run all the time (you can hear it before she comes up to speed), and with this mod it did.  With this mod you get lower IATs.  Check out here: https://mbworld.org/forums/w212-amg/785054-reduced-iat-s-pump-rewiring.html I’ve heard a […]

September 16, 2020 0 comments Cooling, Performance
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
Resonator Delete: Make Your Mercedes Sound Awesome

Resonator Delete: Make Your Mercedes Sound Awesome

While AMG’s and Brabus sound crazy to begin with, Mercedes engines often have a quiet growl, perhaps especially their V8’s and V12’s.  One way to wake the sound up, especially with the m278 engines, is to delete the center resonators. This produces a nice deep boat like cold start, great […]

September 3, 2020 0 comments Exhaust, Performance
Tuned Mercedes Engine HP & Torque Output

Tuned Mercedes Engine HP & Torque Output

If you are looking for what a mercedes engine makes tuned you have found a good article to answer the question how much horsepower does a tuned mercedes engine make. M276 V6 Stock Rated 328hp 350 Tq Tuned ~410hp ~ 464 Tq Source OETuning Sold as 400, 450 M278 Stock […]

September 2, 2020 0 comments Performance
Removing stock M278 Air Dams

Removing stock M278 Air Dams

For some models like the C218 there are air dams in between the grill and the air intake tubes.  In the past I haven’t messed with these too much as I have had some weird noise issues from modifying these in the past. Well. No worries here with noise.  It […]

August 31, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, Performance
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
What does “Stage 1”, “Stage 2”, “Stage 3” Tuning Mean?

What does “Stage 1”, “Stage 2”, “Stage 3” Tuning Mean?

As an introduction to different tuning stages I thought of a piece that would cover things broadly and then an individual piece for each level describing perhaps what it would entail for different cars and etc. This is the introduction to the tuning stages vernacular.  In general many people describe […]

August 19, 2020 0 comments 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 […]

Replace or Upgrade Ripped Factory Air Intake Tubes

Replace or Upgrade Ripped Factory Air Intake Tubes

There are some options shipped, and I’m sure can be fabricated, that either seek to upgrade the air intake tubes or replace the Mercedes units which can get ripped. One option is using VRP or similar air intake tubes.   Take this a step further by using wrapping the aftermarket metal […]

August 11, 2020 0 comments Air Intake
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Lowering Modules Drop Your Airmatic Mercedes Electronically

The Air suspensions in Range Rovers have been modified for years.  With links, later with GAP IIDtool and dealer programming to raise the height.  The links are apparently super easy to install.  But the computer way allows you to continue to run the car in an OEM fashion. For Mercedes […]

August 11, 2020 0 comments Aesthetics, Exterior, Performance
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