Photos Some decent cracking on this power steering belt. Time for replacement. Correcting some previously spliced wiring. ABC suspension diagnostics. As low as it goes. Airbag out. Transmission filter replacement/fluid flush. Heated seat install G-Wagen getting some new motor mounts Oil change 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. New, built, OM606 swap with a Holset HX40 and 5 speed auto transmission going into an S-Class. Diesel power! SLOW G, FAST S. Why is every car that we work on a shade of gray? Inside 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. Off it goes Nice wheels on this E55 $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. Designing stripes Some Fluids 220D. A little older than our usual stuff but still a Benz Drag tires Needs a new magnet for the camshaft adjustment. $60 repair, not the $2000 that the dealer wanted! Steering box rebuilt and repainted in house “We don’t work on non-Mercedes cars”…Ok, maybe we do some stuff for existing customers. E500 wagon in for a battery replacement and a general checkover. 120k on factory plugs with some obvious water damage OM606 performance build. Another S600 with ABC issues Follow the driveway Bleeding brakes Some H&R lowering springs paired up with a nice set of Bilstein shocks. Off another one goes Reprogramming. Lots of lights. 722.6 transmission valve body conductor plate replacement. Follow the sign Brake dust cleaning. Another coil pack. Wrapped catless downpipes Filling up a tire ESP/BAS/ABS failure Intercooler pump upgrade c-class display when in diagnostics. Coil pack replacement Dynamat Drag strip. Both cars Eurocharged. 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. Really, we don’t do Porsches… 😉 New tune going into an S65 Out with the old… 4000 miles? Tear it apart! ABC valve block disassembly/cleaning Red paddle shifters and seatbelts. Gas tank replacement. When you see this, you likely have a problem with the electrical connector into the transmission. S600 Rear airbags for a W211 E Class. Arnott bag on the right. Far cheaper and a more reliable design than the old Mercedes part. Lots of work just to get to three bolts at the top of the rear struts. First W204 C63 with a trailer hitch in the USA? Taking off a tire. S430 4Matic. Parking Lot Replacement spark plugs. 8 cylinder motor = 16 plugs. Old 1979 4 speed manual gearbox in for a refresh. Replacing some bearings and synchros. Brake fluid flush Heated seats Eurocharged tune DAS/STAR Diagnostics On the lift Yet another S600 with ABC issues Entrance That is supposed to be engine oil. Fenders covered to prevent scratches as this E55 undergoes some major surgery. ABC valve block rebuild A couple S500s A/C repair – temp sensor and recharge Cars Valve Cover Gaskets – sometimes fixed by just tightening bolts, sometimes not. Airbox removal for aftermarket intakes. Some power upgrades. New mid-length headers, supercharger pulley, and heat exchanger. Headgasket repair on a V8. S600 getting ready to pull into the shop. Protected from dust while sanding/painting parts. Uh oh. That’s too low. Custom radiator support and custom made K&N intakes New brakes. OEM Mercedes pads and rotors. O2 sensors not hooked up + a vacuum leak. Intercooler pump upgrade Prepping to remove the motor. Mercedes STAR/DAS. Quick test of all modules. Interior removel required for install of a backup camera. This G-Wagen needed new shocks so we imported some nice KYBs from Germany and cut the old ones out. Custom equal length header build for a twin scroll turbo and external wastegate. S600 non-AMG. Parking lot Quick OBDII scan S65 Drag strip 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. Your transmission control module should not be filled with oil!