Tag: oem

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, Original Gates Serpentine Belt 1139970292 6K2449

Replaced the Contitech 6K2445 serpentine belt with an original Gates belt and was very surprised to see the actual difference. The ribs of the OE Gates belt are significantly thicker than the Contitech (Continental), something I did not expect to see.

Even though it’s way more expensive than the Contitech (about 70 euro vs 20 euro), I’m happy that I have chosen the Original OE option.

Partnr: 1139970292 6K2449

Mercedes-AMG Gates 1139970292 6K2449 Made in Spain serpentine belt

Mercedes Gates OE 1139970292 6K2449 serpentine belt vs Continental Contitech belt




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Meyle HD Gearbox Mount

Engine mounts are usually forgotten as a maintenance item, but not for me! I checked my options and found that Meyle had an upgraded mount in their product line. The upgraded series from Meyle are known as the “HD” series and they are OEM+ replacements.

I chose the Meyle HD gearbox mount to replace the factory Mercedes mount. Fitment 100% and the build quality looks to be very good. The front engine mounts will be replaced as well by Meyle mounts!

Meyle HD vs OE
Meyle HD vs OE



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Weighing The Rear Tyre

Weighed the big wide rear tyres. They come in around 24.5KG which isnt that bad!

Specifications: 285/30/19 Hankook S1 Evo 3 on a original Mercedes AMG 19 inch 9.5j wheel (staggered set).




Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

I received a tip via a forum member that the P2 chassis Volvo’s (S60 / V70 / S80) have builtin US lights functionality. The EU models only need a different bulb + bulb holder for the side indicators.

Looks absolutely great in combination with the projectors.

Partnr: 9178546 (bulb holder)
Partnr: 989790 (amber p21/8w bulbs)

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights




Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Drilled Brake Discs

Finally replaced the OEM brakes with fresh new Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled brake discs with Ferodo pads.

They look absolutely great with open style wheels, like the Monaco Mirabeau wheels.

Front axle: 09.9130.1X
Rear axle: 08.7765.1X

Front axle pads: FDB1383
Rear axle pads: FDB1382

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Drilled Brake Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs


Volvo S80 2.4T Privacy Shades

Fitted some Volvo OEM Privacy Shades, which are better than the standard solution. I removed them from the door cards completely.

Volvo S80 2.4T Privacy Shades

Volvo S80 2.4T Privacy Shades


Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest

The old OEM armrest with the phone which I replaced for a new one (without the phone).

It was replaced with a new cream colored vinyl armrest from Aliexpress. Looks like new!

URL: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32843890907.html

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM Armrest

Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest

Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest


Volvo S80 Uprated Exhaust Manifold 30637921

Scored a uprated exhaust manifold, which is stock on newer turbo models. It has better runners and collector.

It should give some extra performance and also has a lower thermal load, which should reduce the strain on the turbo and exhaust.

Made in Japan

Volvo Partnr: 30637921

Volvo S80 Uprated Exhaust Manifold 30637921

Volvo S80 Uprated Exhaust Manifold 30637921

Volvo S80 Uprated Exhaust Manifold 30637921

Volvo S80 Uprated Exhaust Manifold 30637921


Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Coolant Expansion Tank

Bought a new Febi coolant expansion tank as the old one was tatty, old and brown.

Looks better in the engine where no one else looks, but me 🙂

Partnr: 30 741 973 / 30741973

Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Coolant Expansion Tank