For average driver it is just the looks.
While holes might help you with cooling the brakes in extreme traffic driving -the slots are design for shaving the brake pads while stomping on the brakes at 140 mph. How often do you do that?
As noted they are for looks unless you are a canyon junkie or attend track days regularly. I put drilled rotors on my car since the wheels display them. No change in braking performance except for a little "phffftt" noise when braking gently. Slotted rotors will shorten the life of your pads and drilled rotors are more prone to cracks and breakage (however if you're using them that hard, you're one of the categories again.)
210 brakes are over-engineered, so the only reason to use them is looks.
10 years ago I was the one who informed dealer that the ML320 have 115 mph governors . Even called MBUSA with the question and they send me to aftermarket chipper in case I would like to use the truck at higher speeds.
I am stumped with the 130 mph on 98 diesel as well, since mine 99 gasser was governed at 125.
Than the 174 HP diesel was at full load at 130 mph and I couldn't test it long enough to figure out if that is governor, or maxed power of the car. I don't risk those speeds in CA and there is only 20 some miles from state line to Las Vegas. At those speeds it is just few minutes.
Hi guys. I have a 2001 e430 4matic. My right rear caliper is leaking brake fluid badly from the piston. My left rear works fine but is really rusted and looks like it could seize any day. I am replacing both the rear calipers, rotors and pads.
Would i have to bleed all four lines when replacing...
The passenger side mirror of my 1996 E320 hit a trash can in the dark. As a result, the mirror & motor broke off from the base plate (see attached pic).
Findings: (1) The motor works; (2) Motor mounting legs sheared off; (3) The left triangular metal clip is missing (see attached pic).
Can someone tell me which type of socket I need and the sizes to release the tensioner and remove the alternator? I thought that I bought the right set, but non of them had a snug fit, or straight up skipped the ones I need for this 1999 E320...
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So I sold my 2001 SL500 and picked up a W210 E55. Silver with black/white designo interior, 90k miles. I do most of my own work so I'm starting a thread to document the process, get help from the W210 folks here, and hopefully provide some tips for others.
The interior is great, and in mint...
I'm looking for a diagnostics system with maximum functionality, for the least price.
From what I've gathered, the 38pin connector has to be used together with a multiplexer and a compatible handheld/dongle and software.
So far I found:
AUTEL MaxiDAS DS808
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