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MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 ABC High Pressure Line

I bought a used 2003 SL500 1209 with 44K Miles 1209. Ive driven it about 700 miles since. I was driving the car last weekend and the red take to workshop light came on with the ABC indicator as well as over a gallon of hydraulic fluid all over the ground. I immediately took it to the dealer where I bought the car. Tuesday they diagnosed it as a ruptured high pressure ABC line and indicated the repair

of the abcps pump and is a hard line that crosses in front of the engine then converts to a hydraulic hose on the passenger side of the motor. Near that hard line to soft line coupling is where its seeping fluid. From my understanding this line routes down the side of the engine and then up and over the transmission. The dealer recommended to wait the line out rather than replace it do to the high

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 SL55 rocks side to side when accelerating hard over 70

Hi My sl55 starts to rock side to side like waddling when I get on it at higher speeds. It stops if i let off the gas and it seems to be related to road condions that are capable of starting it like a dip I think. Its intermittent and can get really violent if i dont let off the gas. has anyone got any ideas

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 I have high quality custom made replica kits for Mercedes

I have high quality custom made replica kits for Mercedesbr br All AMG Brabus Carlsson Opera Design Sport Mirror Hagus.br br We can also make custom pieces by request (i.e. carbon fiber side mirrors wings shifter knobs etc.)br br These kits are cast from an original piece and are constructed with high quality resin. Our molds are changed often to ensure the highest quality. br br Please let me know

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Water in Drivers Side Floorboard - 2005 sl500

I have water in the drivers side floorboard of my 2005 sl500. It is only there when it rains. Have only had the vehicle for a little over a month so very disappointed in this. Also just spent 1000 because the roof got stuck. Anyways the water is close to the driver side door. It starts at about the beginning of the seat and goes forward to the beginning of the dash. Lengthwise it spread about 13 to

Go to a drive through car wash. Where is the water coming in at If it is at the window perhaps you need to have your window adjusted to go higher. I have heard of several SLs with this problem. Just a thought.

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 My car Wobbling in high speed

did anyone experience that it just start doing that a month ago the car body wobbling and feel not stable at all when that happend I have to reduce the speed right away . I did change the ABC pump two month ago new one is that some thing to do with it. my car SL550 2007. thanks

Michelin PS2 Shimmy You need to get the 295s that are rated for Porsche. Your sidewalls are flexing. The 295s dont have an MO version. The 285s do. Very common problem Search around on here. I put up with this for over a year. Gets worse as the tires wear.

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Whiter color halogen high beams

I am trying to find out if there are any halogen bulbs that have a more white color similar to the HID low beams in my SL5OO. I currently have fitted PIAA Xtreme Cool Blue White Light that are 4000K. I know I cant match the color of the xenons exactly but these are still a bit on the yellow side. I do NOT want anything that looks blue and ricer boy-racer. The ones I have are an improvement but I wonder

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 BRABUS R230 - 730-hp 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL

Officially Official New BRABUS r230 730-hp 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL - egmCarTech Officially Official New BRABUS r230 730-hp 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL We™re sure you™ve been seeing leaked images and all that good stuff on the new BRABUS tuning kit for the facelifted fifth-generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. Brabus fitted its popular SV12S Biturbo engine in the SL 600 giving it a total of 730-hp and 973

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Drove R230 - review

I had the chance to drive the new r230 last week. I drove over in my 98 sl600. At first glance with the two parked side by side the new car appears smaller but is actually larger. The nose is lower and the tail is higher. The trunk space is much greater in my 98. The front end of the 230 is beautiful - much more modern and appealing than my 98. The r230 is the first modern SL that would really look

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 SL Technical Forum

I recently attended a technical forum on the new SL covering items like the roof the brakes and electronics. There were 4 cars some with interior trim removed to see inside.br br There are more than 40 electronic control units all linked together with a twin local area network one for high priority stuff like the brakes engine management and suspension the other for lower priority items like the lights

do not exist in other cars theyre complex and especially with the SL55 they are stressed and high performing.br br high performance cars cost money to maintain and I think the R129 is pretty good. My other car is a Ferrari F355 which needs its 50 timing belts changed every three years figure 3000 a pop because the engine has to come out at least there will not be that sort of nonsense with the r230.

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 2003 SL500 General Question

I am looking at buying a 2003 SL500. Does anyone know when the body style changed How many times has it changed since 2003 Are there any major flawscommon necessary repairs with the 2003 SL500 What is the typical lifetime mileage

Quote Originally Posted by EYEDOC2009 I am looking at buying a 2003 SL500. Does anyone know when the body style changed How many times has it changed since 2003 Are there any major flawscommon necessary repairs with the 2003 SL500 What is the typical lifetime mileage Im new here as well and just went through the whole decision-making process in buying an r230 SL. Bascially general advice is buy later

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 wind noise

Hi all I got my 2004 SL500 in April. Does anyone have problems with wind noise. I took my car to the dealer 2 times and they still can not fix it.

The dealer also fix the wind noise that is coming from behind the seat on the drivers side. This problem was cause by the dealer when they adjusted the door to close to the frame to fix the problem of the drivers side window not contacting the rubber seal on top of roof properly. On the passenger side I place a credit card on the edge between the rear of the door and it was about a millimeter higher

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 R230 Maintenance - with Pictures

Hey guys I noted in another thread I would be doing an oil change on my 05 SL500 so I decided to take some pics of it as well for those who may have questions or just think its not something they can tackle. Just remember even tho its a benz its just a car and due to german engineering sometimes working on this car is actually simpler than say a honda or a ford So here we go First elevate the car with

whole assembly by the filter with the springy end on the bench and just push down to load the spring with one hand and remove the cap from the looped end of the spring Re-install and add fluid. Here are the 2 sides of the dip stick which is the soft rubber mushroom cap next to the cap with the blue sticker we were just working on... Fluid level while engine is OFF - the side that says AUF is the higher

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 ABC ProblemAdjustable Air Ride links.........help needed

I have a problem which I hope someone can quickly resolve. I recently purchased Adjustable Air Ride links and installed them this past weekend. The fronts took some time to acquire the same ride height (the instructions stated to make both links the same length before installing but this did not workone is a different length but the end result is similar. The rears have caused me much frustration.

time to acquire the same ride height (the instructions stated to make both links the same length before installing but this did not workone is a different length but the end result is similar. The rears have caused me much frustration. I set both rear links to be about 5-6mm shorter (on the SL shorter lengths in rear equals lower setting). After installing them the passenger side was about 1 higher

time to acquire the same ride height (the instructions stated to make both links the same length before installing but this did not workone is a different length but the end result is similar. The rears have caused me much frustration. I set both rear links to be about 5-6mm shorter (on the SL shorter lengths in rear equals lower setting). After installing them the passenger side was about 1 higher

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 03 SL500 Tire Recommendations .....

Hi there folks I need to replace my worn out Continentals. Too many options out there. Can anyone recommend an alternative for a smooth quiet plush ride Are brands like Hankook Kumho Falken Sumitomo and Toyo any good Not trying to save money and jeopardize tire safety but trying to make an educated decision in these economic times . Also curious about what tire brand most of us are riding on lately. Thanks

My PS2s on my SL55 are almost gone. I only drive it on weekends but managed to get over 2 12 years and almost 20K miles on them. Only negative is when they get this worn they are not any fun on a wet road and they get a wiggle on hard throttle from sidewall flex. But overall I feel I got my moneys worth. Previous tried the Perrellis. They felt terrible at low speed. Like I had a wheel bearing going out under 15 Mph. Going to get another set of PS2s in a few weeks. To those getting The Cheapest Tires Possible. Somehow I just dont feel as good running my 500HP car on Cheap rubber. Especially at high speed with as heavy as an r230 is.

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Dealer cant find hydraulic leak

A whirring sound was heard when the roof folds down on a 2007 SL230 about 8 months ago. Dealer filled up hydraulic reservoir. A few days ago the same noise started. Dealer stripped car down and hunted for leak. Failed to find a leak so just filled reservoir. I plan to mark the reservoir and monitor the level. How can I find this leak

calicant the whirring sounds and the dealer filling up the reservoir surely indicate a hydraulic leak in your top hydraulic system. The fluid went somewhere... Usually the first cylinder to leak is the front lock cylinder in the top panel. You would have to take off the headliner to check it out. Move the roof to its highest position remove some screws free the headliner from the gaskets on the side and take it off. the front lock cylinder is in the middle front of the top panel see photo below. The next most likely leak would be in the cylinders flipping the trunk lid back. After that there are still cylinders in the frame hiding in the moving B-pillar (behind the seat) and then there are also the main lift cylinders down in front of the roll bar hinge. Lastly you could have a leak at the pump itself (we have fixed quite a few leaking pumps already) or in one of the hoses leading to the cylinders (thats rare). If your fluid level is still going down even if the dealer has done this already you definitely want to check out the front lock cylinder in the top panel otherwise you may get the headliner soaked and eventually get oil dripping on your seats Watch out for that whirring sound as you dont want to run the pump dry and burn it out. Top Hydraulics website shows a picture of a bad r230 front lock cylinder www.tophydraulicsinc.com Hope this helps -Klaus klaustophydraulicsinc.com

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Boot Lock

Hi Does anyone know how to remove the boot lock assembly on the r230 The manual key lock on mine is so stiff I have to use pliers to turn it and it doesnt move the little cam to engage the boot latch handle anyway. Had to break the high level brake light to open the boot (usual PSE probs). Id like to remove the whole boot lock assembly so I can get it loosened up and lubricated. I have removed the

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 R230 LED Arrow Mirrors

Received an order for an LED Arrow Mirror set. The quality was actually dare I say close to oem. Paint fit LED brightness all quite high. One down side to the whole fit was no instructions at all. I went online found a side mirror removal and then soldered the wires. Because the aftermarket connectors didnt match it took a little longer but it came out very nicely. Im very glad I opted for the new

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Gullwing R230 (SL55)

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Quote carlosfernandeznadal - 282005 723 PM I like the way they operate better than the fab design because is more easy to go aut the car if you have other cars park at both sides. True... But the FAB doors open as wide as the standard doors do and in this case they open up higher. I think its a rather moot point. Even if the scissor doors make it easy to get outin the problem is that if you park your

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 R230 ABC Rear Valve Block Accumulator removal Procedure

Hello all I searched but found no info regarding removal of the rear Valve Block on a r230 (anywhere on the net). As removal is necessary to change the two rear Accumulators as well as service or clean the rear Valve Block this procedure will be necessary at one point or another in the life of many of our r230s Time With car on stands and wheel off ready to begin removal about 1 hour Two notes 1) It

this and he thought they tried it already but not sure. He would ask his shop foreman and let me know later today. He said they worked on it for 4 hours trying everything they could think of but could only come up with replacing the valve block. Im curious as to what testing they did to determine the valve block was faulty to the point that it would cause only the left rear to stand 4 inches higher

The rear wheels will be up in the wheel wells when the car is lowered. The wood under the tires insures the struts are fully compressed and the car does not bottom out on the jack. NOTE If you lost more than a couple of oz of ABC fluid when relieving pressure to the rear struts at the bleeder valves be sure to check the ABC fluid in the reservoir and add as necessary before starting the car. I highly

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 URGENT- need tire sizes for wheels just purchased - going on Wed

I just purchased some Vossen VVS086s as in the picture below. They are 20x9 front and 20x10.5 rear. I was planning to use 245x30 up front and 285x30 at the rear opting for a slightly higher side wall to reduce possibility of wheel damage. However the dealer said these would rub the fenders. He is recommending the 305x25 for the rear and 255x30 up front. Any input on whether the higher side wall tires

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Anyone installed a Passport 9500ci in their R230

Looking for ideas for best placement of the components of this unit - for best and least conspicuous installation.... ideas Thanks FWIW - just installed the Smart Top controller... -- SWEET...

mounted on car frame - bottom star cut out. You can not see it unless you get very close 5) control and display unit are in the ash tray with smoke plexi on the display 6) Warning LED is on the instrument panel 7) Kill switch is on left handside - reachable 8) Speaker is on left hand side - inside dash 9) USB port is next to ODB2 port (below steering column) 10) rear laser module is mounted high

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 ABC Fluid & Filter Change DIY

This has been covered in various posts and various forums - but thought since did mine a week or so ago would post it up - Was going to take more pictures but it really is ridiculously simple. Was shocked how bad my fluid was at 92000kms (57000miles) - see picture of first 2Ls or so - Black and burnt smelling - way past due for a change......Will be switching mine out every 30-40000kms from now on

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Parking rash

As I continue my search for an SL550 my wife keeps asking if I will be afraid to travel in the car for worry about someone dinging a door or otherwise damaging the finish. Any tricks any of you have when you take trips in your toy I am pretty anal about taking care of my toys and I also worry about parking lots and in particular overnight stays while on the road and some careless idiot hurting my car.

side of the car and only a few very small chips Ive touched up on the fronthood. 46K miles on the car when I bought it in Provo Utah. I had an experience Ill share regarding the side of the car. Last fall my wife and I were driving home from having dinner with a friend about dusk. We were on one of our many rural roads here in southeast PA which was cut through a bit of a bank - about 10 feet high

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Height of front windows

I just noticed on my 2005 SL600 that when the front windows are all the way down they are not even. If I measure the amount the front window sticks up over the outside door rubber trim in the down position I find that on the drivers side the window only sticks up 18 of an inch. If I measure the passenger window in the down position I find that the window sticks up 516 of an inch over the outside rubber

Quote mark11 - 1312005 833 AM Hey Lovin my car has been in storage for a couple of months but I just checked the windows out for you. My drivers side window sticks up about an eighth to a quarter inch higher than the passenger side. Seems like the oposite of yours. I think that the windows should be the same and I wonder if there is any adjustment for it. Let me know if you are successful getting an

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 2003 SL55 ABC Body lean

I have a 2003 SL55 that I recently purchased as a used car w 33k miles on it. The car has a distinct lean to it. The Drivers side was approximately 34 inch lower than the passenger side. This was more pronounced on the drivers front tire. You could easily measure the gap between the wheelwell with your fingers. i.e. 2 fingers on the left front 3 fingers on the right front. The car never seemed to get

12.5 liters instead of 8 to flush the system clean. Before I took it in i had checked the fluid at the reservoir and didnt notice any noticible discoloration. What are your thoughts on this issue Have you checked the suspension springs to find out if they are same load bearing They should be colour coded the same. I have similar problem with my car. Realised rear of passenger side on mine was higher

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS S I 126 560SEl Rear suspension harsh boucy and sagging to one side.

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MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Brabus SV12 S Biturbo

Brabus has done it again 0-62mph in 4 sec...WOW that is fast and oh so beautiful Lots of pics and press release after the jump httpwww.emercedesbenz.comAug060..._Roadster.html .

S Biturbo displacement engine breathe more freely. Special mapping for engine electronics and on-board diagnostics coordinate perfect interaction of the new components and guarantee an optimal symbiosis of maximum power yield and running smoothness. But that™s not all The engine also offers exemplary clean emissions and excellent fuel efficiency in light of the available power. Like all BRABUS high-

MERCEDES BENZ STRICH 8 W114 W115 Please help with recent High RPM issue.

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MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Another ABC Gremlin

Eighteen months ago while in the dealership for other work I was told that the ABC pump had failed. Apparently the car had sunk over a week or so and wouldnt lift up. They quoted 8000 for the pump and 1500 to install it. I said Id think about it and ordered one from parts.com for 1250. When I told the dealer that I would get my own pump they told me that the car had lifted itself up and everything

to be the most likely reason for a pump to fail as the mileage increases. Similar things happen to diesel fuel injection pumps (and those mechanical fuel injection pumps used on older Benzes) Diesel pumps can be refurbished with new pistons and ground bores but I dont think that this technique would be applicable to the ABC Pump unless spare parts were available to a specialist. The Low and high

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 BI-XENON issue.

My local dealer had to replace my defected RHS headlamp assembly under warranty as the module and bulb checked out OK. Now this new unit produces a lot More brightness than the old opposite LHS unit. MB would not replace the old LHS unit under warranty and the dealer told me that it will take 100 hrs for the new unit to come down to the same low brightness as the old one. Is it true and would replacing

bulb for the new headlamp assembly yet the illumination is much better now in comparison to the existing old LHS assembly. If what you are saying is that regardless of using your old bulb or a new bulb the side that had the assembly replaced is brighter then its time to dig deeper. First check to see if the shutter on the new side is working properly. On bi-xenons when you go from low beam to high

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Looking at an AMG Package 2003 SL500 ... Need options help please

I found a BLUE SL500 (they dont seem to come up often and it is what I am looking for I prefer ORION BLUE but what the heck ... ) Anyways I ran it through the Russian VIN Check site and came up with this list. I was looking for the HID Lights. Did they come standard on the SL500 Not sure if this one has it. Can someone breakdown what was an OPTION for me please I see PARKING ASSIST NAVIGATION Heated

MERCEDES BENZ 123 123 Whoever did the repair work on my car is on my bad side.

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MERCEDES BENZ 124 124 1989 260e Too High Idle

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MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 New owner questions

I am the new owner of a beautiful 2005 SL55 AMG with 32K miles. The car is excellent inside and out but I had a few questions about it (1) The gap between the tire and the wheel well on the drivers side rear is about a 12 to 34 higher than on the passenger side. Should I be concerned (2) Any ideas about the source of a slight chirping sound from the vents that occurs sometimes when I run my heater

Quote Originally Posted by jmcclean40 I am the new owner of a beautiful 2005 SL55 AMG with 32K miles. The car is excellent inside and out but I had a few questions about it (1) The gap between the tire and the wheel well on the drivers side rear is about a 12 to 34 higher than on the passenger side. Should I be concerned (2) Any ideas about the source of a slight chirping sound from the vents that

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Oil Consumption

Back in May of this year I bought a 2006 SL500. When I checked the oil recently I found out it had burned a quart and a half of oil in a little less than 3000 miles which was when the car had schedule maintenance done that included an oil change. Thats a quart in a tad less than 2000 miles. Mercedes says they wont do anything under warranty unless its burning a quart in a 1000 miles or less and the

Quote Originally Posted by jerk_chicken As it should be. Thats not high consumption at all. It could even be accounted for sometimes in whats picked up in the PCV system under extreme conditions along with the natural burning. I dont typically take their side on much but Im with Mercedes on this. One quart per 2k miles is nothing to freak out about. When one sees 1qt in less than 1k miles then theres

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Airbag SRS bypass question

My SRS light is on. This car has been in a major accident before I bought it and Im sure they never replaced the SRS parts that should have been replaced after the accident. I took the car to a shop to diagnose the SRS light. The tech said the resistance is reading high on the drivers side airbag. He said the drivers side air bag is 2300 in parts alone. (I found this on parts.com for 1450) He said

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 HELP PLEASE Getting screwed by ins company on wreck

Hey guys I really need some help from someoneanyone that can offer information andor references that will assist me in my situation. We own an 03 SL55 AMG that has only 52000 miles on it. Two owners before me and I have all maintenance records. The car truely was mint. Problem is that my wife was hit head on a couple weeks ago by a young girl that wasnt paying attn and turned in front of her at an

Insurance company always tried to pay out the minimum while the claimants want the most. But there should be a reasonable price between both sides. In your case their agent might have forgotten that your car was an SL55 AMG. Make sure that the VIN would tell it as an SL55 not SL500. kbb.com or other blue books are only tools to give approximation with huge difference between low trade in to high

Hello guys I have a question and need some help from the expert out there. The new Brabus side panel has the integrated light on each side of the panel. highly appreciate if anyone can help me on the wiring installation for the integrated light for the side panel. []

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 For Apple Fans - Steve Jobs SL55 AMG

Just got a up close image of Steve Jobs of Apple car iPhone Savior Steve Jobs Barcode License Plate Mystery Solved The VIN is visible and running it thru Mercedes-Benz Club Russia Mercedes-Benz VIN gives Code VINWDBSK72F67F124082Plant67ModelSL 55 AMGChassis2304721F124082Engine113995 60 053902Transmission722643 06 523699TyresPrimaryBRIDGESTONEOrder0 7 714 20675Delivery date06.06.06DealerUnknown code

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MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 07 SL550 vs. low-miles 05 SL600

Hello Ive been reading a bit nice forum you have here. Im contemplating joining the MB world (Im already automotively Teutonic ). For me the tough choice is in the thread title. These two are very close in price right now. The SL600 of course has the power and (especially) torque. And as I understand it some of the SL500 options are standard on the SL600. The SL550 has the revised steering suspension

not many times you are going to use the full acceleration 0-60 in city traffic. It is just fun to have a fast car and it is FAST. Comfort Compare to every other sport car SL600 is a very comfortable and luxurious car. I use it as my every day car and I am almost as comfortable in the car as my previous S-class. Leather dash and suede roof just makes it nicer. Cost Many posters mumble about higher

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Has anyone had this problem..

I have a 2005 SL55. I placed 24535 ZR20s on the fronts. I have never had a rubbing issue that I could tell. This morning I went to a friends house and while I was on the highway doing about 75 I hear a thumping sound coming from the drivers side front end. As I sped up or down the thumping was faster or slower. I thought maybe the inner wheel well or the underneath plastic lost a screw causing the

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 tires

have a 2007 SL550 with 18k. One of the front tires has a slow leak and both front tires are worn unevenly (need an alignment). The rear tires are good and probably have another 10k miles on them. Should I replace all the tires at once or just get new fronts and wait until the rears are more worn.

The down side of buying an expensive tire is theyre going to wear out faster than a cheap tire. The only reason you have to buy a more expensive tire is to get better track times. If you arent racing the car youll never benefit from an exotic high priced tire. Youre better off with a new full tread tire even if its a Cooper or Nexen than riding on a worn un even Michelin or Pirelli. Youll almost be

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 05 SL55 Front Brake Ceramic Pad Install

On Sunday I installed Akebono ceramic front pads on my 05 SL55. Since the car has only 18K miles I did not replace the rotors. Working slow and methodically it took about 2 hours from setup to cleanup. Overall it went very smoothly. The wheels were stuck to the hubs due to rust. I cleaned up things with a wire brush and applied anti-sieze to the hub to prevent a recurrence. To safely perform the pad

MERCEDES BENZ SL R230 Mis-aligned trunk lid

I have a 2003 SL 55. I tried to close the trunk with a pair of golf shoes tucked up in the far left of the trunk space ( the space where the trucnk linkage would normally fold up and then occupy). The lid didnt close and it wasnt done gently after the shoes blocked the linkage. The linkage is now out of adjustment. When the roof was lowered the black plastic panel on pass. side beside rear glass interfered

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