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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-19-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By neanderthal
Anything 5.5- 7.0 inches should fit for a...

Anything 5.5- 7.0 inches should fit for a 195/65R15.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-15-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,066
Posted By neanderthal
195/70R14 should also work.

195/70R14 should also work.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By neanderthal
Each generation of run flats gets progressively...

Each generation of run flats gets progressively better and better than the last.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-31-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By neanderthal
And using your trans is not smart. Brake pads are...

And using your trans is not smart. Brake pads are cheap. They're designed to stop the car.
Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By neanderthal
Classic engine mount symptoms. Do a thorough...

Classic engine mount symptoms.

Do a thorough tuneup first if you've already changed them
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-19-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By neanderthal
I drive alone 99% of the time. I can tell the...

I drive alone 99% of the time. I can tell the difference between 26psi and 29psi on my front tires (those are my "normal" and "travelling" pressures) and also between 29psi and 32psi on the rear...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,136
Posted By neanderthal
I've had both. I love the stone simplicity of the...

I've had both. I love the stone simplicity of the M103. But the rush of the M104 wins for me everytime. Not sure I could go back to an M103.

Getting 27.5mpg on my recent roadtrip doesn't hurt...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 43,273
Posted By neanderthal
You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,786
Posted By neanderthal
196/65R15 is the correct size, not the size you...

196/65R15 is the correct size, not the size you currently have. Using a tire that is larger (circumference) may interfere with the operation of the ABS system.

You didnt give us the size on your...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-28-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By neanderthal
Check your recommended air pressure in the gas...

Check your recommended air pressure in the gas tank placard.

Determine how much of your driving you will need to have max load air pressure. This will determine which air pressure recommendation...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By neanderthal
Just did a ~4000 mile trip myself. Los Angeles >...

Just did a ~4000 mile trip myself. Los Angeles > Phoenix> Alberquerque> Lubbock> Dallas and back

I took no precautions other than checking the spare tires air pressure.

Of course, the caveat is...
Forum: Tech Help 09-16-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,652
Posted By neanderthal
I suspect the fuel pumps as well. I had a...

I suspect the fuel pumps as well.

I had a similar problem with my 300E 2.6.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-26-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By neanderthal
Do NOT use Armour All on your tires. It prevents...

Do NOT use Armour All on your tires. It prevents the emollients in the tire from doing their job.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-16-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By neanderthal
Officially. Until you can get the tire serviced. ...

Officially. Until you can get the tire serviced.

Unofficially. Just like a compact spare tire; 50 miles.

Continued use with no air pressure can cause the tire to be damaged.
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 131,398
Posted By neanderthal
95 E320.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ifFWJsuL4xY/T3yxPZeQKKI/AAAAAAAAAOE/8_ugUFi3tSg/s800/P1000228.JPG
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-15-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,185
Posted By neanderthal
60K on my tires. Michelin Primacy MXV4s....

60K on my tires.
Michelin Primacy MXV4s. 205/65R15s on a W124 E320 sedan.

~50% tread still left (6/32). Barely, but more than 38% (5/32nds.) ;)

Still no complaints. Low noise, excellent...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-15-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,621
Posted By neanderthal
And Jeep is moving jobs to China.... ;)

And Jeep is moving jobs to China.... ;)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-08-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,185
Posted By neanderthal
The Primacy MXV4 is a luxury touring tire; it is...

The Primacy MXV4 is a luxury touring tire; it is meant to be a quiet smooth ride, not a sports car ride. They have a curved shoulder area which prevents "sudden breakaway" when turning aggressively....
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,406
Posted By neanderthal
Yes, Facts are hard. You should pay...

Yes, Facts are hard.

You should pay attention to what your signature says in the future. ;)
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,406
Posted By neanderthal
Yes. Are they mutually exclusive? Yes....

Yes. Are they mutually exclusive?



Yes.




No, YOU concluded that. I never at any time stated that going faster will yield better than EPA fuel efficiency. I simply stated that the EPA...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,406
Posted By neanderthal
Actually, that's exactly what I meant, that most...

Actually, that's exactly what I meant, that most people drive faster than the test. Perhaps you should put your assumptions away before pontificating.

And, for the record, while I do use...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,406
Posted By neanderthal
Yes I do. And it's nothing like the driving that...

Yes I do. And it's nothing like the driving that I do. Or most people (i reckon) in fact.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-19-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By neanderthal
That's great to hear. I've got 3 year old...

That's great to hear.

I've got 3 year old Michelin Primacy MXV4s with somewhere north of 50K miles on them that were at 50% remaining tread when I last measured them (a few months ago.) Still...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-19-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,419
Posted By neanderthal
I second (third?) the Michelin Primacy MXV4,...

I second (third?) the Michelin Primacy MXV4, however I suggest sticking to the original size 195/65R15. 205/60R15s are marginally shorter than the O.E. size.

On my car (95 E320 sedan) I use a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,406
Posted By neanderthal
95 E320 Sedan EPA...

95 E320 Sedan
EPA (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=11890) 18 city. 20 combined. 24 highway.

Currently averaging 23.48 combined.

And that's with having lost most of my fuel...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-30-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By neanderthal
I have a Google Nexus 4 and i'm using Solavei (no...

I have a Google Nexus 4 and i'm using Solavei (no contract, $49 a month unlimited everything. Uses Sprint's network.

I dumped Virgin Mobile where I was only paying $25 a month (300 minutes only...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-30-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By neanderthal
Please report back in two years. So many...

Please report back in two years.

So many people rave about their tires when they are new but they don't remain new for long, and we don't know what punters think of em at their mid point.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-30-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,185
Posted By neanderthal
Incorrect. The tires are legally bald at...

Incorrect.

The tires are legally bald at 2/32s so you've used 62% of the tire and have 38% left.
Usable tread is from 10/32 to 2/32= 8/32. You've used 5/32 of that. You have 3/32s remaining...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,005
Posted By neanderthal
Could be the fuel pressure regulator. Try...

Could be the fuel pressure regulator.

Try holding the key in the "ON" position for a few seconds before actually starting the car.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,656
Posted By neanderthal
To be fair, the guy who stated that his Porsche...

To be fair, the guy who stated that his Porsche 911Turbo got better fuel economy at 110, didn't state the units.

110kmh. yes.
110mph. NO!
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