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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 09:48 AM
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euro_sport, you own a 2009 E63? That's the model I want but I couldn't find a clean one. 2009 was the last year of the W211, most of the known issues were fixed/improved. I don't like the new body style from 2010-2013. Starts from 2014, I like the body style better it's too expensive. Anyways, thank you so much for your help!
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Seller said that he had the brake service done recently. Dealership pulled the VIM report and it show the last time the vehicle had the service was 11/20/2013. It does show that the vehicle had the brake service in 1/5/2013. No service for the last 2 years. He said the drives the car at the weekend only show its not enough miles for service. No oil change for 2 years doesnn't sound good. He didn't answer me where he got the brake service done recently. Something is not right.
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Hmmm. . . Can he provide records? If not, I would be careful. With that little mileage it is possible that it didn't need service, it would be time for an oil change at least. If youcan get it to a Mech you trust, that would help.

Yes, 2009 was last year of W211. A benefit of waiting for a 2009 is the updated COMAND system and as you mentioned a few kinks worked out, although there remain a few known issues with the awesome M156 motor that aren't addressed until they cause an issue.

Let me know if I can be of any further help.
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Seller said the brakes were done by an independent mechanic. He didn't say anything about the records. Do you drive your E63 every day? Some people warned me that it's not a good idea car for every day driving. Can you tell me what issues with the M156 motor? I am not aware of any. Thanks.
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Never mind, I was able to look up the M156 issues.

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The indy mechanic is not a problem. Not having records is a concern.

I used to drive it every day and the got the 2005 E320 as a commuter car because I wanted to put less miles on the AMG. I put 25K miles on the car in 2013 and about 10K in 2014. :-)

It is fine as an every day driver, but the more miles you put on the car and wear and tear from roads the faster you need to replace tires and brakes.

There are a few service bulletins out about the M156. I don't remember them all, but one in particular are the tappets on the cam shafts that are flat and can start making noise and may need replacing. Some owners have replaced them with the tappets from the M159 motor (SLS) that are slightly concave. I haven't had an issue.

The issues aren't show stoppers. Obviously there are many, many happy owners (myself included) and it is an awesome engine. I lament that the only remaining naturally aspirated V8 is in the C63 and that will probably go away in next iteration. They keep adding turbos to improve fuel efficiency. :-)
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Thank you for the info. It's the real AMG that I have always wanted so I will buy it. It does not have the color I want but what the heck, its a 507 hp AMG machine, who cares abt the color! :-)
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euro_sport, can I see some pictures of your car? thanks.
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Here are a couple of pics. I really need to take some nicer shots. Maybe in the spring after a good detailing. :-)

The one with the bow was at the dealer. The E63 was an anniversary gift from my awesome wife. :-)



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Great pictures, thanks. You have an awesome wife!
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Thanks! I do indeed!!

Post a pic when you pick up your car. When are you picking it up?
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