Tag: cover

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Leaking Rocker Cover Gasket (Again)

Last time I will be using gaskets from Febi Bilstein as the rocker cover started leaking again around cilinder 4. Replaced it with a Viktor Reinz gasket. If it will leak again, I will buy them from the Mercedes dealer.

Leak from cilinder 4 onto the exhaust manifold
Cleaned surfaces before gasket installation
New gasket in place



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Vinyl Steering Wheel Cover

I love a thicker steering wheel and a simple way to do it is with a steering wheel cover. I have done this mod a number of times on previous cars with great succes, and this one worked out great as well. Very happy with the result, as it gives way more grip.

On pictures it looks like a big color difference, but in reality its not that bad. I have chosen a black inlay and black yarn, as a color would look out of place.

Starting situation
Almost done πŸ™‚
End result!



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing The Rocker Cover Gaskets

When I replaced the spark plugs, I noticed some massive oil seepage/leaks from both the rocker covers. I bought the original Mercedes liquid sealant for the breather chambers. I already read that this would be cumbersome, and that was no lie.

But it’s all in the preparation (degrease properly!) and take your time for that, because this is not something you want to do a couple of times.

OE Mercedes sealant partnr: A003989982010

I found out that a deep 18mm socket and 1/2″ extension enabled me to use a kit gun, essentially making the job way easier! If you look closely, you will see the setup in the back of the photo.

Happy to see that all looks well under the rocker covers πŸ™‚




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Steering Wheel Cover

Bought a steering wheel cover, as the steering wheel had seen better days. I have done this mod a couple of times before and was always happy with the result, so no hesitation this time πŸ™‚ Again very pleased with the results. Costs about 5 USD from Aliexpress. I chose black faux leather with red stitching for the VW Golf.

Steering Wheel default / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Work in progress

Steering Wheel cover Work in Progress / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Final result

Steering Wheel Cover added / VW Golf MK3 GTI




Vw Golf MK3 GTI, Under The Hood

I snapped off the neck of the oil seperator, which fell into the engine and needed to be extracted off course. Β Time to remove the rocker cover and do a little inspection. Everything looked ok, no signs of sludge or weird marks or so.

Camshaft 2.0 8v AGG

Camshaft 2.0 8v AGG

Camshaft 2.0 8v AGG




Secure Locatie Shoot 19-10-2008

In opdracht van Secure is de volgende serie foto’s gemaakt. Secure is een R&B formatie bestaande uit 4 zangers, waarvan later bleek dat het geen onbekenden van mij waren. Urbian kende ik al via een vorige werkgever en Regillio is een oude klasgenoot van mij geweest. Quincy en Deariel maken het plaatje compleet. Secure is inmiddels goed bezig om naar de top te klimmen, ze mistten alleen nog de bijbehorende fotografie.

De locatie die ik heb gekozen had ik al iets langer op het oog, maar wilde die niet zomaar gebruiken. Secure bleek er perfect in te passen en ze gingen akkoord met de locatie. Uiteindelijk liep het uit op een vette middag, waarbij de jongens voor de nodige muziek en dosis humor zorgden.

Vergeet niet hun site te checken @ Secure4Real.com (het introfilmpje is opgenomen tijdens onze tweede shoot in de studio).

Secure Group Shot 1

Secure Group Shot 1
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure Group Shot 2

Secure Group Shot 2
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Regillio & Deariel

Secure - Regillio & Deariel
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Quincy & Urbian

Secure - Quincy & Urbian
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Urbian

Secure - Urbian
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Deariel

Secure - Deariel
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Urbian White Jacket

Secure - Urbian White Jacket
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Deariel Gray Jacket

Secure - Deariel Gray Jacket
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Quincy White Sweater

Secure - Quincy White Sweater
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Secure – Regillio Green Hoodie

Secure - Regillio Green Hoodie
Foto is klikbaar voor groter formaat.

Info :

Camera : Nikon D300 / Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 / Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 / Nikon Speedlight SB-800
Datum : 19-10-2008
Locatie : Giessenweg, Rotterdam
URL : Secure4Real.com
Fotos : 10