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About Huronlad

  • Birthday 03/14/1977

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  1. I do not think the 185/60 was for 1 cm of extra width but 1" of extra height. The set of 185/55R16 tires I have for my 451 create a much more comfortable ride, at the expense of rubbing under very spirited driving. But it is a good example of why not to randomly throw odd sized tires on a newer model vehicle. On the bright side I found it quite hilarious that someone would do something so foolish and not realize it was the reason for the new issue they were having.
  2. 185/55r15 might be close enough, they will fit in the front but will likely rub. 175/60r15 if they fit in the front should be close enough. 165/65r15 if they fit would work. Let us know what works and what does not.
  3. Matching fronts to the rears you have will likely lead to rubbing issues in the front.
  4. If you are running a stock size tire on the front, your rear tire choice is the cause of your issue.
  5. Finding someone with a STAR machine nearby would be a very good idea, codes should be stored from the most recent issues. Mercedes have you fiddled with the clutch actuator on the cabrio? Just wondering if it is an electrical problem or a mechanical one. At 51k km can not see it being a clutch or transmission issue. At the Ohio meet I performed an actuator reteach on the Applecrate. The actuator had been removed to be cleaned and when reinstalled was not quite in the same place, clutch engagement was rough. A STAR reteach and it was back to normal.
  6. Besides the 3 bars did you get and ABS or ESP fault light? As you now own multiple 450s, I would recommend you purchase an AAA membership.
  7. Send your questions to Daystar.
  8. Search for "Daystar", a 451 owner on the site installed one. I do not think there is a lift kit for a 450.
  9. The remapped cars tend to smoke and stink a bit on startup. If ti is more than a puff or two of un-burned fuel, there might be an EGR issue or something.
  10. Thank you for the link but that would not explain the reason for the AC belt being "worn out" as the tech described it. In addition the Tech found no issues with pullies or the like. Best guess (without physical proof) is that the mb tech in London did not change the belts when the alternator was changed. I have to find my receipt for that work. The brand new belts were not in my car when I got it back.
  11. I took part in the scheduled Saturday event for about 5 minutes. One of the Ohio smart owner's was kind enough to take me on a Sunday tour of Dayton, Wright Brothers historical locations, Dayton Air Museum, Oregon Historic District, Dayton University, etc.
  13. Car repaired this morning, made it safely back to Seaforth.
  14. Welcome to CsC. Daystar lift kit..
  15. The alternator belt failed on my 451. Had it towed to Cincinnati, to be repaired Monday morning. Only 5k km on the belt, do not know if the belt was defective or the Tech in London was not quite on the ball when it was installed. Much thanks to all the smart owners at the Ohio rally that came to my aid today.