Tag: cls

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, How To Replace The TCU

When I searched for a step-by-step video for replacing the Transmission Control Unit (TCU), I could not find one for the CLS. Therefore I created one myself, to help out others who want/need to swap out this unit.

My tuned unit was stamped with:

Siemens A0355457532
KEIN Seriensteuergerat
Speedshift+ Race
Ubersetzung i=2.65

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Intake Pipes (Gold Tape Heatwrap)

Noticed that one of the plastic intake tubes was broken, so I replaced them both. Fortunately, the intake pipes only costs 11 euro per piece, which is a steal!

I added gold plated tape, to fend of radiating heat and keep the incoming air as cool as possible. Took quite some time and effort, but I am happy with the end result and how it looks in the engine bay.

Broken hose Vs new hose
Work in progress on the gold plated tape

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Forgot How Wide The Rear Tyres Are…

I had to do an visual inspection of the rear airbags of the Airmatic system and when I looked at the rear tyre, I totally forgot how wide they are…They should be, else it would be very hard to get all that power on the floor!

Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3 in 285/30/19

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, iCarsoft Diagnostics v3.0

A DIY mechanic wants and needs to know all about their car, and a proper diagnostics program/unit is therefore invaluable. I opted for the iCarsoft Diagnostics unit v3.0. I will probably look into Xentry/DAS in the near future, but having this small powerful device in the car is a godsend.

Its powered by the car, so essentially hassle free! Don’t forgot to update the unit using the software on the iCarsoft website.

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing the Supercharger Pulley Bearing (Nachi)

I decided to replace the supercharger pulley bearing with a fresh new Japan made Nachi bearing. One of the easiest way is the hot/cold method, where you heat up the pulley and freeze the bearing itself. This results in the bearing sliding into the pulley with relative ease.

I could’ve also used my workshop press, but I didn’t want to force it in. I followed this guide for it:

Some more pictures:

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Bboy Joey 07-06-2008

Deze serie heb ik geschoten als aanvulling op mn serie “Urban Joey 20-05-2008“. Het is een shoot op lokatie, waarbij ik in Twilight wilde schieten. Ik wist niet dat Joey zulke skillz in zich had, wat hij deed op de 3de foto ziet er op de foto net zo bruut uit als in het echt. Respect @ Joey!

De zon daalde sneller dan verwacht, voordat we het doorhadden was het al donker! Ik ben tevreden met het resultaat, het nabewerken heeft me uiteindelijk veel tijd en moeite gekost.

Bboy Joey 1
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Bboy Joey 2
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Bboy Joey 3
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Info :

Camera : Nikon D300 / Nikkor 18-70 / Nikon Speedlite SB-800 (CLS aangestuurd) / Manfrotto 190XPRO-B
Datum : 07-06-2008
Locatie : Marconistraat, Rotterdam
Fotos : 3
Website : Makgi.hyves.nl