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