Got a 2009 CLK at auction yesterday. Let's see if it was a good deal or not
AMG body pack too...
^^ Agreed,,,also 2009 is well after the balance shaft issue,,,and the transmission should be better as well....
Thanks guys! Working on getting it here from Houston - more as soon as I can tear into it!Looks tidy enough and at least it's a hardtop so no convertible roof gremlins to worry about.
Hope it works out well. The 350 is quite a pleasant ride. Not a 63 (and we have or at least had) both, but quick enough for most.
'Cept the front bumper - no little slash vents on the sides.AMG body pack too...
'Cept the front bumper - no little slash vents on the sides.
I happen to have one of those for sale, needing a good rub-down a bit of bondo and a respray, but no splits or cracks, doesn't have the parking sensor holes....
And in Houston too.
This is a stock internet photo BTW, my CLK63 is black.
Strongly suggest that if you haven't got one already you buy yourself something like an iCarSoft MB-II scanner. You'll also need a set of Torx allen keys, male and female torx sockets.I'll keep it in mind, but I think I'll have a long list of issues to deal with once I get the care here.
Hey Jag, thanks for the tips! Not sure what the deal is with this car, it looks to have been chick owned, so it's been neglected for sure. I expect to at the least replace the coils, plugs, and now pulleys and serp. belt. And of course getting all the fluids changed out and the maintenance up to date.
^ Going rate is about $200 a rim for repair and re-powder-coat. You have the option, of course, to have them coated in a different color if you like. If you can get a set of rims cheap on Fleabay or wherever, go for it, but remember the front and rears are different sizes, and different sizes again should you be lucky enough to find a set of kosher AMG ones.
Other than that for a used car of this age it looks pretty good!
I think the real question is how much my total cost will be to get her on the roadThanks for keeping us posted. What did she cost you at auction?
Thanks Benzyle!Good work...well done..
To clean the centre vent area , just dab a cloth into a suitable solvent and carefully wipe it on a clean it off,,,I think I used mineral turps on mine.
Then clean with soapy water ,,clean water,,,and then Armorall or similar plastic treatment.
That worked! No dead body, just a bag of old newspapers. Spare tire, jack ,and tow hook in place. Fuse box in the trunk was opened, which tells me someone was screwing around with the car and failed to find the issue.To open the trunk with the hard key, you have to turn it in the lock AND THEN pull the handle: