Photos Mercedes STAR/DAS. Quick test of all modules. Some H&R lowering springs paired up with a nice set of Bilstein shocks. O2 sensors not hooked up + a vacuum leak. “We don’t work on non-Mercedes cars”…Ok, maybe we do some stuff for existing customers. Reprogramming. Lots of lights. Entrance Inside Drag tires SLOW G, FAST S. Why is every car that we work on a shade of gray? A couple S500s Prepping to remove the motor. Valve Cover Gaskets – sometimes fixed by just tightening bolts, sometimes not. Brake fluid flush On the lift Follow the sign Wrapped catless downpipes Filling up a tire Protected from dust while sanding/painting parts. Nice wheels on this E55 Your transmission control module should not be filled with oil! 4000 miles? Tear it apart! E500 wagon in for a battery replacement and a general checkover. This G-Wagen needed new shocks so we imported some nice KYBs from Germany and cut the old ones out. New brakes. OEM Mercedes pads and rotors. Lots of work just to get to three bolts at the top of the rear struts. Wheel bearing replacement. The front wheel bearings on non-4matic cars can generally be adjusted a couple of times before needing replacement. We use the very brightly colored neon green wheel bearing grease. The grease seems to last forever. This is 70k miles old and still bright green. Parking Lot Yet another S600 with ABC issues 220D. A little older than our usual stuff but still a Benz Out with the old… Follow the driveway Coil pack replacement Parking lot Off it goes Red paddle shifters and seatbelts. Another coil pack. Needs a new magnet for the camshaft adjustment. $60 repair, not the $2000 that the dealer wanted! Old 1979 4 speed manual gearbox in for a refresh. Replacing some bearings and synchros. New, built, OM606 swap with a Holset HX40 and 5 speed auto transmission going into an S-Class. Diesel power! Rear airbags for a W211 E Class. Arnott bag on the right. Far cheaper and a more reliable design than the old Mercedes part. OM606 performance build. Some power upgrades. New mid-length headers, supercharger pulley, and heat exchanger. Bleeding brakes Airbox removal for aftermarket intakes. Custom equal length header build for a twin scroll turbo and external wastegate. ABC valve block disassembly/cleaning Transmission filter replacement/fluid flush. ABC suspension diagnostics. As low as it goes. c-class display when in diagnostics. Custom radiator support and custom made K&N intakes When you see this, you likely have a problem with the electrical connector into the transmission. Off another one goes Gas tank replacement. Some Fluids S430 4Matic. S600 Dynamat Really, we don’t do Porsches… 😉 Designing stripes Correcting some previously spliced wiring. Intercooler pump upgrade Replacement spark plugs. 8 cylinder motor = 16 plugs. $200 special tool to install a $15 part. Without the tool, damage of the very delicate tone ring is very likely to happen, leading to ABS/Traction control errors, sometimes right away, sometimes not for 10k miles. The magnets inside do not like being hammered. Intercooler pump upgrade Another S600 with ABC issues Heated seats Eurocharged tune Airmatic, one of the biggest expenses on the W211 E-Class cars. This car was in because the rear end sagged overnight requiring replacement of the rear airbags. S65 Drag strip Interior removel required for install of a backup camera. 120k on factory plugs with some obvious water damage 722.6 transmission valve body conductor plate replacement. ABC valve block rebuild S600 getting ready to pull into the shop. Steering box rebuilt and repainted in house A/C repair – temp sensor and recharge First W204 C63 with a trailer hitch in the USA? Big Turbos. The turbo on the left is from a Dodge CUmmins 6.7L diesel truck and the one on the right is out of a Dodge Cummins 5.9L diesel. Yup, these go into some built Mercedes cars. Fenders covered to prevent scratches as this E55 undergoes some major surgery. Airbag out. ESP/BAS/ABS failure Taking off a tire. G-Wagen getting some new motor mounts Cars Headgasket repair on a V8. Heated seat install That is supposed to be engine oil. DAS/STAR Diagnostics Uh oh. That’s too low. Quick OBDII scan Brake dust cleaning. Water pump replacement on an E500. Generally these pumps do not leak or show signs of failure until complete destruction. Remove the belt and check for play at every oil change. Oil change S600 non-AMG. New tune going into an S65 Drag strip. Both cars Eurocharged. Some decent cracking on this power steering belt. Time for replacement.