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Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 03-01-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,021
Posted By c43amg
Call (703-440-6777) and ask to speak to Ray -- he...

Call (703-440-6777) and ask to speak to Ray -- he is the senior tech who is experienced in old benzers; just give him your model number and tell him what you need done.

If he is not comfortable...
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 11-10-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,021
Posted By c43amg
Yes, Ray does indeed work on older gas models (he...

Yes, Ray does indeed work on older gas models (he is the guy for the older cars and is a real diagnostician of problems instead of just throwing parts at it) -- he is working on my former '88 420 SEL...
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 11-04-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,021
Posted By c43amg
German Auto Group

I originally went to GAG for Taylor Chapman, one of the most respected Porsche indies, who moved to GAG some time ago and takes care of my C4S; he recommended Ray when I asked who could help with a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By c43amg
126 -- high idle

I have a fully-restored '88 420SEL which hasn't been driven in about 7 months and I am starting to use it again. The battery has been recharged and I have run two tanks of gas through with Techron...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-24-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By c43amg
I had a very similar experience in a VW sedan in...

I had a very similar experience in a VW sedan in the late 60's when I was about 18 or 19 -- going flat out as fast as it would go (about 65MPH) on a Mississippi interstate in a moderately heavy...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By c43amg
report on this year's AMG Challenge

Following is a brief description for anyone who might be interested of the AMG Challenge, a $1200 invitation-only event that Mercedes holds for AMG owners (and owners' approved guests) which I...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2005, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By c43amg
Just look under "Good MB Shops" on this site -- a...

Just look under "Good MB Shops" on this site -- a parallel forum to this "Tech Help" forum
Forum: Performance Paddock 06-23-2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 69,676
Posted By c43amg
It was about 5:30AM and I was dispensing with a...

It was about 5:30AM and I was dispensing with a tractor truck (the kind that pulls a tractor-trailer, but without anything hitched to it, so all its power is unencumbered) who had cut me off prior to...
Forum: Performance Paddock 06-22-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 69,676
Posted By c43amg
115 in on-ramp (I-485 going west at Ballantyne in...

115 in on-ramp (I-485 going west at Ballantyne in Charlotte) -- C43 AMG; rapidly accelerating with a lot left, let off as I entered highway
Forum: Performance Paddock 06-22-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,512
Posted By c43amg
definitive answer to whether AMG was involved in Sportline (similarity of logos)

I sent a note to AMG asking this question and received the following response (AMG forwarded it to M-B USA):

Thank you for your recent internet query. It was forwarded to Mercedes-Benz USA for...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,652
Posted By c43amg
The manual Sprotline is very rare. The '93...

The manual Sprotline is very rare.

The '93 2.6 Limited Edition cars (700 made) are automatic but have the full factory Sportline, as well as carbon fiber dash and console, special red and black...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-04-2004, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By c43amg
I had a '95 XJ12 sedan [first year of the "new"...

I had a '95 XJ12 sedan [first year of the "new" XJ body style returning to the round headlights] -- full Van den Plas interior (Connally Auto-Lux leather with Wilton lambswool carpets like a RR or...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 08-04-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By c43amg
Luke: you should update sticky re Pilot Sport A/S

see http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?postid=686903#post686903
Forum: Wheels & Tires 08-04-2004, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,174
Posted By c43amg
See...

See http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?threadid=89853

Since that advisory, Michelin has reformatted the Pilot Sports A/S and restocked TireRack with the reformatted model (Luke has...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-25-2003, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By c43amg
The classic Jaguar problems [particularly pre-'86...

The classic Jaguar problems [particularly pre-'86 and for the '88 - '94 cars] were, as G-Benz mentions, not with the engines but rather with the electronics and "subsidiary" systems, esp anything...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-24-2003, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By c43amg
Not exactly true -- I had a '95 XJ12 before going...

Not exactly true -- I had a '95 XJ12 before going over to The Dark Side (as Jaguar owners would say) -- the V-12 sedan, with all Jaguar options, including the upgraded stereo and the Connolly Autolux...
Forum: Performance Paddock 05-13-2003, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By c43amg
Actually, at 3,448 pounds, the C43 is over 100...

Actually, at 3,448 pounds, the C43 is over 100 pounds lighter than the C36 at 3,550 pounds. C43 has 302HP and 302 Ft/Lb vs the C36's 276HP and 284Ft/Lb. M-B says 5.9 sec 0-60 for the C43 and 6.2 for...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,639
Posted By c43amg
The 190E Sportline seats are extremely narrow --...

The 190E Sportline seats are extremely narrow -- my 5'2" 90-pound daughter fits fine in hers, but a widebody would have trouble.
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2003, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By c43amg
I just had the local MB dealer service my C43...

I just had the local MB dealer service my C43 transmission at 60,000 miles: $130 (labor, filter and pan gasket) plus $70 for transmission fluid for a total of $200.

I would view the sealed "do not...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 12-16-2002, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,931
Posted By c43amg
Re: 195/50/15

Wait until you see the 205/50/15.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 12-13-2002, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,931
Posted By c43amg
For what it's worth, my daughter is running...

For what it's worth, my daughter is running 205/50/15 Toyo Proxes on her 190E Limited Edition 2.6, which has the factory Sportline and appears lowered (it's several inches lower than my C43 AMG) --...
Forum: Performance Paddock 12-10-2002, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By c43amg
Donnie gave me the following quote on a Kleemann...

Donnie gave me the following quote on a Kleemann supercharger and suspension for a C43, using the stock wheels and brakes:

"The supercharger on the C43 would be faster than the Z06. I could do...
Forum: Performance Paddock 11-25-2002, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By c43amg
The C43 suspension is probably the stiffest of...

The C43 suspension is probably the stiffest of all the AMG cars -- fine for the driver, but not much fun for passengers on long trips. I found that ride improved somewhat in switching from Michelin...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-15-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By c43amg
Re: WOW

Understood that you don't plan to restore it, but what we're talking about are the costs of keeping it operational/safe and not leaving you stranded somewhere (or with wipers that don't shut off,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-14-2002, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By c43amg
Having had an '86 XJ-6 for many years, I'll add...

Having had an '86 XJ-6 for many years, I'll add my thoughts.

While replacing the Jaguar engine with a Chevrolet V-8 is not an rare swap and it does give more power, it's really replacing one of...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2002, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By c43amg
Re: sl 500 price

Per M-B USA, '94 SL500 was $99,500 (considerately kept under $100M) and 3,118 were sold in the US. See...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2002, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By c43amg
http://www.mbusa.com/brand/container.jsp?/overview...

http://www.mbusa.com/brand/container.jsp?/overview/overview_engine.jsp&yearModelCode=88_SL300CR&class=88_SL&rnav=012345678&menu=2_4
Forum: Performance Paddock 10-28-2002, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By c43amg
Keep my '98 C43 or get a newer '99

My '98 C43 is coming off lease next month and I can buy it for $22M or so (am negotiating with the leasing company) -- good condition with 58,000 miles and all regular maintenance. Will need new...
Forum: Performance Paddock 10-22-2002, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By c43amg
It is a Limited Edition -- it is not "custom" but...

It is a Limited Edition -- it is not "custom" but rather one of the 700 Limited Edition 2.6s produced at the end of the 190E model run. The 190E and 2.6 badges on the trunk were added, as the...
Forum: Performance Paddock 10-21-2002, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By c43amg
If the car is black with black recaros (front and...

If the car is black with black recaros (front and rear) with red piping and panels, it is one of the 700 Limited Edition 2.6s made in '93 (with the factory Sportline) -- there are also non-Limited...
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