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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing The Airmatic Compressor

With 186k kilometers on the clock and 17 years old, its good to start replacing parts as a preventative measure. After 17 years, rubber will be hard and brittle and electrical components might show fatigue or arent as “snappy’ as 17 years ago.

The Airmatic compressor (and relay) works hard to keep the 4 air springs inflated and after 17 year, its time for a rebuild or a pension 😉 I chose rebuild (and pension), so I always have a good one as spare. For good measure, also swap the Airmatic relay!

The Airmatic compressor on the drivers side, right behind the bumper.
New vs Old Wabco compressor
The new compressor in place. Unfortunately, the new compressor has a slightly different layout, so I worked around that by extending the air line. I used reinforced 4mm ID vacuum line to get it to work
Unfortunately, normal silicone boost/vacuum line is not suitable for 10-14 BAR working pressure 🙂 It went bang on me!



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing The Rear Air Springs / Bags

Changed the air springs on the CLS55, just as a precaution. With 186.000 kms on the clock, that is not a bad thing to do. Replaced them with eBay units.

They are holding very well so far 🙂 !

Partnrs:
Left: A 211 320 13 25 / A2113201325
Right: A 211 320 12 25 / A2113201225




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Special Tool For Replacing Engine Mounts

Bought a special tool, which is particularly handy when replacing the engine mounts on a CLS55 W219 or E55 W211. The exhaust manifold takes a fair bit of space on each side of the engine and there is where this tool comes in handy with removing the bolt which sits directly under the exhaust manifold (on each side).

Bought it from eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/125234922812

See all CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9




Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust

I heatwrapped the new stainless steel Gravity Performance catback exhaust. Unfortunately I ran out of titanium heatwrap, so I ordered some more (black) and finished the job.

It will help with scavenging and is a supporting mod for extracting more horsepower and torque from the Mini.

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust


Volvo S80 2.4T Alarm Siren Module fix

As a lot of older Volvo’s, my S80 showed the cumbersome “Alarmservice needed” message. I decided to search for a fix instead of buying a new one, which costs about €280 – €300, which is a lot of money.

The process is very simple, slicing open the siren, disconnecting the battery pack and plugging in the new battery pack. The hard part is to remove the security bolt, I used a angle grinder and then tapping it out. I used a normal bolt when I mounted the siren again.

I bought it here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/152151139597

S60, S70, V70, S80 & XC Series
Type: Varta button cells
Rating: 7.2V, 320mAh
P/N: GP320BVH6A6, N2H280
Finish: Green wrapped
Connector: Mini-Volvo connector
Compatible with 8637399, 8622268, 9452709 & 9162941 siren modules
Cable length: 60mm

Volvo S80 2.4T Siren Module repair




VW Golf MK3 GTI, New VW Hubcaps

A small mod with big impact, replacing the old worn hubcaps with fresh new caps. I bought them cheap from eBay.

The old…
Old VW Hubcaps

Old vs New

New vs Old VW hubcaps

New VW Hubcaps

And the final result

New VW Hubcamps




VW Golf MK3 GTI Mesh Grille

Bought a new grille (without the VW logo), but I didn’t want the one with the double louvres, as that has been tried and tested. I noticed this one from JOM and ordered it. Got a message back from a Dutch webshop that they aren’t able to deliver anymore. Searched and found it on German Ebay, for less than price that the Dutch webshop advertised it for, so happy days 🙂

Partnr: 1H6853653MOE

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

Golf MK3 GTI Mesh Grille

Golf MK3 GTI Stance

Info:
Camera: Nikon D300 / Nikkor 17-55mm




Sound Proofing the Aygo

The Aygo has pretty flimsy doors, which don’t help much with the sound quality of your sound system & background noise when you are driving your car. I bought some sound proofing on eBay & added it on the front + rear doors & spare tire well.

Sound quality has been improved greatly & road noise has been reduced. All in all a must have mod for your Toyota Aygo / Peugeot 107 or Citroen C1.

Sound Insulation

Sound Insulation

Toyota Aygo Sound Insulation in door




Carbon motorkap, Cobra Catback, Cold Side DV kit en HD filmen

Ik heb in de tussentijd niet stilgezeten m.b.t. het upgraden van mn nieuwe auto (Seat Leon 1.8T 20VT), zo was mn einddemper lek en is er na veel reviews lezen, foto’s en video’s kijken gekozen voor een Cobrasport RVS Catback systeem (2.75″ diameter), met 3″ ovalen sierstuk. Voor een fractie van de prijs van een Milltek en vergelijkbare systemen, krijg je een hoge kwaliteits uitlaat, de lasnaden zien er erg goed uit en het geluid wat eruit komt is oorstrelend. Ahhhh 🙂

Cobra Exhaust back view

Cobra Exhaust side view

Een filmpje kan niet ontbreken!

Daarnaast heb ik via marktplaats een mooie deal kunnen sluiten en had ik opeens een Carbon motorkap. Paste nog maar net in de auto, heb ongeveer een kleine anderhalf uur opgevouwen gezeten om het spul naar Cromvoirt te krijgen. Winst: 5kg minder aan dood gewicht en luchtin- en uitlaten. Ben in ieder geval een apartere verschijning 😉

Carbon bonnet features

Carbon bonnet top view

Carbon bonnet overview

En zo stond ik nog even naast een “broertje”.

Two Brothers

Om de respons van de DV (Diverter Valve) te verhogen en de inkomende lucht te koelen, heb ik ervoor gekozen om een zogenaamde Cold Side DV relocation kit te kopen van de heren van Creations Motorsport. Hoge kwaliteits siliconenslang en nette, complete levering inc slangklemmen en 90 graden bocht. Zie hieronder de voor en na foto’s. Heb er nog te weinig mee gereden om het echte verschil te merken.

Creations Motorsport Cold Side DV Relocation kit

Before Cold Side DV Relocation kit

After Cold Side DV Relocation kit

Het idee vond ik op Reddit, waarbij het in bepaalde landen heel normaal is om een camera in de auto te hebben (bewijs voor verzekerig etc). Na een lange zoektocht op eBay heb ik uiteindelijk gekozen voor onderstaand model, die leek mij het meest geschikt. Zoek maar eens op eBay met de termen: “car cam dash dvr”, veel succes! De camera kan in 1080i en 720p opneme, bij 720p kan de camera op 30fps filmen. Eerste indrukken zijn goed, audiokwaliteit kan beter, maar ben vooralsnog erg positief.

Full HD Carcam package contents

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Info:
Camera: Nikon D5100 + Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S / D300 + Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S / Apple iPhone 4