I took the risk of picking up a rebuilt 2001 E55 with 85k miles. The car was impacted on the driver side front bumper, air bags deployed...declared total loss. Also, the car had limited history of maintenance records. I took it for a spin, looked closely at it for about an hour. No signs of rust, body looks good..paint was decent, interior is mint and everything worked. Had a reputable indy shop take a closer look. They presented me with a laundry list of things to do. Long story short, negotiated with the seller and the rest is history. This will be my new daily, beats commuting my 1999 LX470 to work!
Anyways, I am creating this thread to document the service I've done, doing and will be doing. Cheers!
Bought on April 28th, 2017.
May 1st, 2017
Full brakes service done. New OEM rotors, pads and fresh fluid (Akebono EUR603 and EUR682 pads $122) (OEM rotors fronts $220 each, rear $60 each) (brake fluid dot4 5 liter)
Oil and filter change (mobil 1 ow40 $50 w/Mann-Filter HU 718/5 X Metal-Free Oil Filter $11)
May 7th, 2017
Engine mounts replaced (Boge OEM Germany $105.83)
Transmission mount replaced (Lemfoerder $25)
Valve gaskets replaced on both sides w/new hoses (VICTOR REINZ $66)
Steering rack replaced with fresh fluid (BuyAutoParts remanufactured $431 w/$175 refundable core deposit OEM fluid 2 liters $27)
Alignment (Les Schwab $105)
Engine air filter
Output shaft seal rear A/T replacement
Differential side cover seal replacement
transmission fluid flush
Here she is, what a view!
2001 E55 AMG-2
by V. Josh F
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