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Old 11-26-2008, 08:27 PM
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Dang Swede, that first vid is wicked.




You gonna do it?
$3k is doable. I'll wait until spring.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:24 AM
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Ouch...

Replace ABC pump, leaking trans lines. Need to replace front and rear pads to the tune of $600. Yeah, right. I'll do that myself.

So time to chip it!

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Mercedes-S600-on-Nitrous_156718.htm
Ouch. That's the downside of having a really, really nice car, isn't it?

A W140 was for sale by owner here locally a year or so ago. I think it was S500. It was immaculate, one-owner, dealer-maintained. Black/Black. The doors close like a vault. Inside was silent. It accelerated HARD for such a large, heavy vehicle. I got to Rayne before I left Lafayette and came back younger. I loved that car. I could hear myself calling my broker for some cash.

But then I started remembering all the Threads of Dread. You gotta be a great mechanic or willing to pay the price. I can do neither.

I'm happy with my current E-Class Mercedes. But I sure understand the seduction of the S-Class.

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:40 AM
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:17 AM
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The doors close like a vault.
Door close assist not working?
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:20 AM
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I'm happy with my current E-Class Mercedes. But I sure understand the seduction of the S-Class.

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"S" for seduction, that's for sure.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:01 PM
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Door close assist not working?
That doesn't make a difference.

I think the S class is one of the best sedans you can buy, but they sure are not cheap to live with.
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Once the ABC issues started on my 600, I had problem after problem after problem. I put $10,000+ in my 600 due in a years time due to ABC issues, coil packs, Intercooler pump, and other misc issues.

It might be a good time to trade it in on a newer one with a warranty. You will come out ahead and have a newer car. Get rid of the anchor before it drags you under.

If you have not replaced the coil packs, you will soon. They all seem to fail around 50,000 to 75,000 miles. Each side is around $3,000. Don't forget the $1,500 spark plug change that's needed at 75,000 miles. Once you get out of warranty, the 2003 and later 600's are realllllly expensive to own.
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Yes, I've read they get really $$$ after 50k miles. Thanks for the reminder.

My brother took delivery on a C63 a few months back, he really likes it. The big 12's really rev me up however.

I'll have to find the right car before making a move.
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The C63's are nice but too small. Go for a S or CL65 with a CPO warranty. Make sure the warranty is the 3 year extended and not just the 12 mth. I like the twin-turbo V12's too. That's one sweet engine. It's a shame the ABC is such a pain. The GL has 4-matic while the SL, CL an S have proble-matic.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:59 PM
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Ted just bring it here next time you take a trip this way, I'll help you out

on a side note, I saw the worlds fastest S600 last weekend. 10.58 1/4mi!



not the same car but this one was badass too!
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:16 PM
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how many turbos on that second car?
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:22 AM
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Once the ABC issues started on my 600, I had problem after problem after problem. I put $10,000+ in my 600 due in a years time due to ABC issues, coil packs, Intercooler pump, and other misc issues.

It might be a good time to trade it in on a newer one with a warranty. You will come out ahead and have a newer car. Get rid of the anchor before it drags you under.

If you have not replaced the coil packs, you will soon. They all seem to fail around 50,000 to 75,000 miles. Each side is around $3,000. Don't forget the $1,500 spark plug change that's needed at 75,000 miles. Once you get out of warranty, the 2003 and later 600's are realllllly expensive to own.
There is a reason why they depreciate like nobodies business. You really don't get something for nothing.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:32 PM
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Ted just bring it here next time you take a trip this way, I'll help you out

on a side note, I saw the worlds fastest S600 last weekend. 10.58 1/4mi!
I just might take you up on that. Might be cheaper to drive it out to VA and have you look at it. Not sure what I'm going to do with it at this point. I wouldn't mind "downsizing" to a super clean 500E or a Euro 6.9.

Who owns that bad-ass S600? Do you have any info on the motor? What a monster & thanks for the pics!


Edit:
Oh ok, that car is owned by "Oxygen". I've seen his posts at MBWorld...
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:56 PM
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Ted just bring it here next time you take a trip this way, I'll help you out

on a side note, I saw the worlds fastest S600 last weekend. 10.58 1/4mi!



not the same car but this one was badass too!
Wow

Do you think that nice little package would fit nice and neat like under the hood of a 107.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:35 PM
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haha probably not. The first car blelongs to Steve and I forget his last name at the moment. I dont recall who had the second one, but Oxygen gets credit for the pics, he has a silver S600 iirc.

Ted, gimmie a list of what all needs to be dne on the car and we'll go from there.
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