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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
Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: Weistec Engineering

Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: Weistec Engineering

Weistec Engineering is a California based high-end automotive tuner.  I have heard they got their start from racing Mustangs.  They are rooted in pragmatic performance, that is very high-end.  Their products are finished well, look great, and are expensive compared to VRP Speed, and in line with prices from GAD, […]

October 15, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: Victory Road Performance VRP Speed

Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: Victory Road Performance VRP Speed

Victory Road Performance, or VRP Speed, is a different entity than VRPtuning.com.  VRP Speed is an American Mercedes Tuner based in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  Colorado Springs is steeped in automotive history:  Close to Pikes Peak, home of one of the most dangerous (and fun) hill climbs.  Colorado Springs is […]

October 14, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: RennTech

Meet Your Mercedes Tuner: RennTech

For the first of our Meet Your Mercedes Tuner series, I decided to go with RennTech.  I’d like to do a write-up and maybe interview these tuners in the future.  RennTech if you’d like to send me any information to correct anything, or do a quick zoom interview.  I’d love […]

October 14, 2020 0 comments Tuners
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
Road Trip DC to NYC

Road Trip DC to NYC

I went to visit my wonderful Nana leaving from NW DC area.  Shockingly i95, i895 were both closed at baltimore.  So we set off again the next day. I went on this trip originally untuned.  Thinking I would just put the car in cruise and chill.  Wow, I was wrong. […]

September 25, 2020 0 comments Road Trips
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
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
Wash Your Mercedes Without Leaving Swirls

Wash Your Mercedes Without Leaving Swirls

When I first got my Mercedes.  I washed it a lot.  I wondered is there such a thing as too much washing.  And I looked into it by asking on some forums where car nuts, and those who love washing cars reside. It turns out there such a thing as […]

September 3, 2020 0 comments Aesthetics, Cleaning, Exterior
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
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