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Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Barmaley
eEuroparts

eEuroparts offers lifetime warranty similar FCP euro. Have somebody dealt with them? Can I trust them to replace if the part fail?
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Sure your car have not rust in Arizona, but what...

Sure your car have not rust in Arizona, but what about people? Are you getting 110 degrees sometimes?
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
So far fixing old cars doesn't seem to be too...

So far fixing old cars doesn't seem to be too difficult. The biggest challenge is to remove a rusted bolt - the rest is much easier than differential equations.:wink
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
There were not any grease whatsoever and the...

There were not any grease whatsoever and the joint has a luft (it is a right word?) of about 2mm :devil

And besides - I just dont want turned boots. My CV axles were fully functional but had small...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
This is my progress for today before rain started...

This is my progress for today before rain started - LOL. I was able to remove all the parts but lower control arm as you may see on the picture. However, I an so glad that I am do it now that I could...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Barmaley
I guess the flow in my logic was taking for...

I guess the flow in my logic was taking for granted a wrong premise: I wrongfully thought that Mercedes makes reliable cars:crying. I thought that spending $25K on a car which can yield another 250K...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-14-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Dave, Thank you very much. Now I remember that...

Dave, Thank you very much. Now I remember that that was exactly how they call it! Do Mercedes sell pre-bent lines or I just bent mine?
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-13-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Barmaley
Wow - I did not know that! My car came without...

Wow - I did not know that! My car came without dipstick and I was hunting for one from donor cars. I finally found one and left it forever in the car. Frankly, I never used it since I can check oil...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-13-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Barmaley
Astro, Do you mean that S-class MB...

Astro,

Do you mean that S-class MB transmission is used at Chrysler and Dodge :eek ?!!
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-13-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Barmaley
P.S. I forgot to list an instrument cluster...

P.S.

I forgot to list an instrument cluster and truck struts in the list of repairs.
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-13-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
I think I am ready to try to install my used...

I think I am ready to try to install my used parts tomorrow. The rain starts at 1PM so I don't think I will finish it. I am concern about brake lines. I was told at a local (regional) garage chain...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-13-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Barmaley
To "used" or "not to used" that is the question and Chinesium issue

Hello everyone,

There were many posts over last several years expressing elitist attitude toward Mercedes and its parts. I would like you to share your views about Mercedes reliability, parts and...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-11-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Deplore, Raybesto's one does look a bit...

Deplore,

Raybesto's one does look a bit better made. They both are made in China. BTW, how often do you see a hose broken without a reason? I guess the hose is just a piece of rubber tube with two...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-11-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Thank you Triple cranks, it is especially good to...

Thank you Triple cranks, it is especially good to know since their hoses were $5 each including delivery from Amazon
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-11-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Last thing which I need for repair I got today -...

Last thing which I need for repair I got today - the brake hose. I got two versions: Raybestos and Dorman. Which would you recommend to use?
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-09-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
I don't think so since I am going to do it myself...

I don't think so since I am going to do it myself this time and I am not replacing myself :grin
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
Hi Guys, I was dealing with my car so did...

Hi Guys,

I was dealing with my car so did not get a chance to check with the forum, and there are a lot of posts here.

First about the tire. Last time I checked the tire was exactly one year...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-08-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Barmaley
70K miles ago I replaces my genuine blower with a...

70K miles ago I replaces my genuine blower with a cheapest I could buy (at the time I was not this forum member yet and did not know that for the members "chinesium" is forbidden) and it is still...
Forum: W220 S-Class   04-03-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,657
Posted By Barmaley
The greedy pay twice

Hi Guys.

Look at the picture to enjoy the fact that you are not as hapless as I am! :devil

Yesterday I had a local mobile mechanic to change my both front CV axles. I pulled that from a junk...
Forum: W221 S-Class   01-26-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Barmaley
Optimal mileage

I am shopping for an inexpensive 2008 S550 4matic. I am not shy of high miles provided that the car was taken care of. I need it as a utility car to put 50-60K mi on it yearly. What is the optimal...
Forum: W221 S-Class   01-26-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Barmaley
Thank you very much! I think I will pass on this...

Thank you very much! I think I will pass on this car!!!
Forum: W221 S-Class   01-26-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Barmaley
Fair Price of ruined s550 5matic 2008

Hi Guys,

I drive 2006 S500 and considering to upgrade to S550. I found locally a S550 2008 4matic with 69000Mi. Engine and transmission are strong. body is not rusted (Florida car) This is it...
Forum: W220 S-Class   01-14-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Barmaley
Hi Terry, After your post I started thinking...

Hi Terry,

After your post I started thinking about LED lights again. The deal is that if LED was not giving good light pattern it means that they were not designed right to replace H7 HID. I think...
Forum: W220 S-Class   01-14-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Barmaley
Hi John, I got my S500 4matic at 26Kmi from...

Hi John,

I got my S500 4matic at 26Kmi from a local NJ crook several years ago. I think he took all new parts and replaced them with used ones since I replaces drive shaft, CV axle, fan blower and...
Forum: W220 S-Class   01-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Barmaley
I think it was the most convincing argument for...

I think it was the most convincing argument for me NOT to install LED headlights :)
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