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Potomac Cars and Coffee

Potomac Cars and Coffee

I went to Potomac Cars and Coffee about a month ago now.  I meant to write about it then but life got in the way.  I remember the show well though, it was beautiful weather, there were beautiful cars. I parked on the wrong side though, and my son really […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments Car Shows
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
Meet your Transmission Tuner: Southern Hotrod

Meet your Transmission Tuner: Southern Hotrod

Southern Hotrod LLC offers upgrades to various factory transmissions for reasonable prices with transparent processes.  For about $4600-4800 in 3-5 days after receiving your 722.9 transmission, they will rebuild it into a “war viking” using upgraded components. They note perhaps obviously that the transmission must be calibrated to the car. […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet your Tuner: Eurocharged

Meet your Tuner: Eurocharged

If I had to pick one tuner with the best reputation on the internet  it would be EuroCharged.  Everyone has nice things to say about being tuned by Jerry.  They are super easy to work with, and apparently over 60,000 cars have been worked on by them, check out their […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet your Mercedes Tuner: DTK Motorsports

Meet your Mercedes Tuner: DTK Motorsports

I first started hearing about DTKM on MBworld.org where they were discussing the DTK1000 kit which iirc is around $8,000 for about 1000 hp out of an m157 engine.  (I do wonder if this kit could be made to fit an m278 engine, and if you could get 800hp.  Talking […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
What to do if you don’t like your tune and don’t have the original ECU file?

What to do if you don’t like your tune and don’t have the original ECU file?

I was recently talking to Paqo who runs a tuned 550. He didn’t have the stock tune to go back to and wasn’t really liking the current tune. I thought it was a good question so when I connected with Jake owner of Eurocharged; I  hit him with that question. […]

October 29, 2020 0 comments Tuners
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
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
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