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    Mercedes W218 (CL550 4Matic), Arctic Silver
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  1. Well, I suffered 'while you're in there' syndrome... I discovered that all of my cooling system hoses, couplings, and tubes were rusted so I removed them but in doing so I decided to remove practically everything except the steering unit. This is the price you pay for enjoying drifting in the snow! It was worth it! I then discovered Dry Ice Blasting so all of the re-usable components were blasted clean. Next, I painted everything with a under body paint. (masked off all of the mating surfaces). The bearing pressed in easily as I heated the wheel housing to 100C and fr
  2. Hi WTL, In my case, I already had a leaking shock so replacement was a must. The suspension bushings were all showing wear so that snowballed everything down to the rotors/pads, etc. I just thought, what the heck, I've been driving this car since '09, why not try something fresh. Further, I want to take this car on the Nürburgring so that was the deciding factor. If you google Bilstein mono-tube, you'll get some interesting reading. I've attached on document. As for Springs/bars/tower mounts, I just thought, the Sports Suspension should do the trick. Who knows. I did notice that a
  3. Germany has been on lock-down so I decided to swap the standard suspension I029 with the Sports Suspension I030 and Bilstein B6 mono-tube struts. Scope creep and OCD kicked in because I thought if I'm replacing the front sway bar to I030, lots of things are coming off. Most everything just falls off with a socket or a wrench but I ran into a stuck lock-nut on the tie-rod so I purchased a nut-cracker. They work great. What really shocked me was when watching Youtube videos on people removing the wheel hub or bearings, they just seem to drop out or fall off with a simple puller.
  4. I'll check tomorrow at PZ but I gave him 997 343 531 24 504 per a 2016 list I had and he informed me that it was superceded to ... again, I'll check. I guess, in a pandemic, this is this is great for 'having something to do'. Thanks.
  5. Yes, it's Yellow. I just found a page but no confirmation... Spring color codes and compensating plates - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 997 Forum - Spring color codes and compensating plates - I just had a broken rear spring, suddenly in the morning (actually heard it snap walking by the garage door, go figure...) Anyway, I got a new OEM set of rear springs matching my 06 4S PASM, Manual Coupe. Spring code... This image mentioned White or Yellow = 0.5mm, which to me is... really negligible.
  6. Update on this. i decided to go with B6's and to upgrade the coils and sway bars to i030 which is the sport suspension. The Rear B6's are on back-order so I won't see it until Mid-January. I received my Fronts and I ordered the i030 Coils p/n: 997 343 531 43 504. I noticed that the Color Identification for the Compensating Plate is: A (lower one): 2 x Silver marks. B (upper one): 1 x Yellow mark. My manual only lists: (anything but Silver/Yellow) I know I'm in hack space but does anyone know what compensation I should use fo
  7. 997.1 2008 non-sport suspension 100k KM I was under my car to replace the starter cable and shocks. I noticed that the rubber bushing on the upper and lower control arms or Wish Bone or Querlenker(DE) have rubber separation. Is this normal? No issues driving. Thanks! Ken
  8. Note: I used a hair dryer to loosen up the plastic tabs which made lifting the cable out of the cable tray a 10 minute job without removing the generator. After I pulled out the starter cable, I noticed it looked pretty darn new... About 10k ago I had the motor rebuilt... I just translated the receipt. "Pluskabelstrang erneuern" translates to "Renew positive wiring harness". Ha, now I know what that means. At least, now I know how to replace the starter cable...
  9. @Loren, thanks for the update! I just discovered: 029 is no damptronic, 475 is with damptronic. I'm getting a headache reading Bilstein B4 vs B6.. B4 seems like rock stock and B6 seems like the sport suspension but I'm wondering if: 0. Just swallow and replace both rears with struts from Porsche. 1. swap both rears to B4 and do nothing else, hope that it is rock stock so the car still feels the same with the Front oem's. 2. go scope creep, replace F/R with B6... then I need to worry about the springs... doesn't sound like the proper path since
  10. I was changing my oil/filter and discovered that one of my rear struts was leaking fluid. Question: Should I go OEM or 'OEM' replacement. The oem p/n is 997 333 051. When I look up this part in Autodoc.de I get this: Bilstein B6 high perf. shock abs. 24-118224. Does anyone know if Bilstein provides oem to Porsche/997? Has anyone installed these? Any advice? Thanks! Ken
  11. True that. To support this statement, I hereby claim that over filling your oil will cost you 15k for motor overhaul. (overhaul took place about 20k after the AOS replacement) It was the dumbest thing I've done in my life besides getting married and having children that went to college to basically spend a GT3. As for German owners manual, they never are joking. You basically own a motor that is designed to be reving above 3k rpm all day long.
  12. On my old motor, it used to burn so much oil that I thought I'd add just alittle bit more... Really stupid of me. I blew up the Air Oil Separator, oil entered the cylinder - beginning of the death of my motor - I think. Had to drop the motor to replace a $100 component. It was probably one of the strong contributors to my motor giving up it's life.
  13. Hi, I had the same issue. It ended up being a loose Headlight Angle sensor. Perhaps a quick look?
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