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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Installing The Best Supercharger Belt, The Gates K080507RPM

Installed the best supercharger belt you can buy, the Gates RPM series. RPM standing for: Racing – Performance – Muscle.

As I am driving with a stock setup (stock supercharger pully & stock crankshaft pulley), the correct belt is the K080507RPM. I also made some comparison pictures, as I seem to have collected all the Gates belts!

  • Mercedes Benz Gates OEM / A1139970192
  • Gates Fleetrunner / 8PK1289HD
  • Gates Fleetrunner HD Green / K080510HD
  • Gates RPM / K080507RPM 8PK1289

The RPM belt seems to have the most “grippy” material.

Gates K080507RPM 8PK1289

Closeup of the Gates K080507RPM 8PK1289

Label of the Gates K080507RPM 8PK1289

Mercedes Gates OE vs Gates Fleetrunner vs Gates HD Green vs Gates RPM

Mercedes Gates OE vs Gates Fleetrunner vs Gates HD Green vs Gates RPM / 4 Belt comparison



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Upgrading To The Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294 Supercharger Belt

It was apparent that the best in Supercharger belt would be the very popular green “Gates HD” belt, but it seems there is an even better one (more on that later).

When I ordered this belt, at the moment I thought this was the best that Gates had to offer. Its very popular as an upgrade belt and you will see it being used on many M113k engines (stock & tuned).

This belt should prevent slippage (meaning lost power) and will last a long time.

Partnr: Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294

I have a stock supercharger pulley, so 1294mm is the correct belt length.




DeWalt DCF899 impact wrench VS stubborn Volvo S80 Crank Pulley Nut VS Parkside PASSK 20-Li A1

I have been trying to get the crank pulley nut of the vibration damper of my P2 Volvo S80, but have been unsuccessful so far. I tried multiple times with heat, breaker bars, my Parkside PASSK 20-Li A1 impact wrench etc etc.

Decided to invest in a premium brand impact wrench and it has surpassed my expectations! Check my video




Volvo S80 2.4T Cross Country Edition

Took a snapshot whilst we went out for a walk with our dogs. I still like the look of this car very much 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T Cross Country Edition




Vw Golf MK3 GTI, Repaint All The Trim

As the car is quite old, the plastic trim of the car has been exposed to the influence of the sun for countless of times, which greys out the once black plastic trim. I decided to repaint it all, as the grey trim is just plain ugly. The most work was to mask of the rest of the car, the rest was easy 🙂

Work in progress
VW Golf MK3 GTI / Painting the trim matte black again

Ugly greyed out trim…

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Green Hella Style Dual Horns

Saw this on Subaru Impreza’s and wanted to try this on the Golf MK3 platform. Quite happy with the results on the aftermarket grill, but looks even better with the stock grill (which is mounted again by the way). I got them from Aliexpress off course.

VW Golf MK3 GTI - Dual Green Hella Style Horns

VW Golf MK3 GTI - Dual Green Hella Style Horns

VW Golf MK3 GTI - Dual Green Hella Style Horns

How it looks with the aftermarket grill

VW Golf MK3 GTI - Dual Green Hella Style Horns

VW Golf MK3 GTI - Dual Green Hella Style Horns

This is how they are mounted

Work in progress




Toyota Aygo Eco badge

As many of you might now, I make a sport out of driving as economical as possible (without being too extreme). As I was searching on Aliexpress, I found this fun badge, which expresses my driving style perfectly. I was able to plug the holes with some plastic grommets.
Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal

Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal




Nelson & Ollie op de Vughtse Heide 12-08-2015

Lekker een avondje wandelen op de Vughtse Heide met Nelson en Ollie.

Camera: Nikon D300 / Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S
Nelson with his new collar

Ollie with her new collar

Lets go!

Adventure

Together

Wait I smell something

Sanne met Nelson & Ollie

Move over

Tongue out

Nelson up front

Ollie walk

Nelson waits for me

Bye




Een dagje in Houthem, Zuid Limburg

Ellen en Dirk zijn pas geleden verhuisd naar Houthem, tijd voor een bezoekje met Nelson en Ollie. Voor het eten een wandeling gemaakt in de prachtige omgeving!
Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem

Sanne & Ellen

Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem

Strolling about in Houthem




Guard Nelson

De kwaliteit van de foto’s van mijn iPhone 4 blijft me verbazen, pas geleden gingen we een stukje lopen op de Vughtse Heide, toen deze situatie zich voordeed. Snel schakelen naar de camera functie en *knip knip*. Enigste toevoeging in Photoshop: iets meer contrast en beetje vignetting.

What what what?

Guard Nelson

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Camera: Apple iPhone 4