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    OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc R View Post
    Just got a call from my friend,he is swapping the fuel pumps and also removing the old fuel... he said there was a lot of "gunk" in the tank.

    And a strange smell of "old" fuel... so this needs to be cleaned too. You guys know a good and fast way to remove rubbish from a fueltank?
    Most of the time you should be able to drain the old fuel, put in fresh fuel (and filter), and just drive the car. Maybe use a fuel system cleaner like Red Line SI-1, or similar product. In really extreme cases you may need to remove the tank strainer but that requires either removing the gas tank, or removing the differential... neither are fun jobs.


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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Good point, I have just ordered an external , transparent fuel filter to temporary fit this before the OEM fuel filter,just to be sure when the tank is clean-ish.

    Also fuel system cleaner from Forte has been ordered...the tank is already drained as far as possible (will be flushed too) so now it's up to the external filter to do it's job.

    I guess my car has been stored a bit too long... low mileage has its disadvantages too
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Star Tron Enzyme fuel treatment is a ethynol fighter for gas engines. It treats 512 gallons of gas and whether it be my lawn equipment or cars, I run 1/2-1Oz of this to fight storage issues. Especially if it sits like my generator or the other things I don't use for 2-3 months at a time during the winter months. In my car, I might use a pinch every 2-3 fill-ups.
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    I think that stuff is not for sale over here in Europe...
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Star Tron Enzyme fuel treatment is a ethynol fighter for gas engines. It treats 512 gallons of gas and whether it be my lawn equipment or cars, I run 1/2-1Oz of this to fight storage issues. Especially if it sits like my generator or the other things I don't use for 2-3 months at a time during the winter months. In my car, I might use a pinch every 2-3 fill-ups.
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    I think that stuff is not for sale over here in Europe...
    It's not that far away, Marc.

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Hahaha well this kinda points out that i'm not the internet hero I used to be.


    Thanks Arnt
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Tomorrow will be a good day, I'll be be driving my E500 for the first time after 3 years!

    Things that have been done so far to get it up to 1A level are:

    -Interior refurbished
    -Major service on the engine
    -Silver Arrow brakes with new discs upfront
    -New fuel pumps
    -New Tyres
    -Wheels machined and clear coated
    -European front headlamps
    -New (old style) radio
    -New battery
    -Spray painted some minor scratches.


    Still to do:

    -Full professional detail
    -New mats (i'd like AMG mats)
    -Registering the car
    -Taking her for a good long drive

    In short; I can't wait for tomorrow.
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    Marc

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    sounds exciting..and i can imagine how you feel
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc R View Post
    Tomorrow will be a good day, I'll be be driving my E500 for the first time after 3 years!

    Things that have been done so far to get it up to 1A level are:

    -Interior refurbished
    -Major service on the engine
    -Silver Arrow brakes with new discs upfront
    -New fuel pumps
    -New Tyres
    -Wheels machined and clear coated
    -European front headlamps
    -New (old style) radio
    -New battery
    -Spray painted some minor scratches.


    Still to do:

    -Full professional detail
    -New mats (i'd like AMG mats)
    -Registering the car
    -Taking her for a good long drive

    In short; I can't wait for tomorrow.
    Good job & enjoy your drive!

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Get it ready for the 2:30 hour drive to the big meet this summer :P

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    That should be no problem.
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    I had a nice 30 min drive today, at first i thought the car felt a bit sluggish until i tapped the kick down, coming from 2 considerably faster cars I must say that really wasn't bad!

    All in all a big smile on my face, stilll some minor work to do but I'm getting there.

    happy camper.
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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc R View Post
    I had a nice 30 min drive today, at first i thought the car felt a bit sluggish until i tapped the kick down, coming from 2 considerably faster cars I must say that really wasn't bad!

    All in all a big smile on my face, stilll some minor work to do but I'm getting there.

    happy camper.
    I too move back and forth from a modern super saloon. My 2014 E63 is the last of the rear wheel drive E63 AMG and the 5.5L BT V8 (reduced to 4L on the new E63) is pushing 780HP and 1200nm.

    Yet, the instant response on that old M119 and the immediate pull from say 180-200km/h....is a dreaaaammmm

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    Re: OWNER - Marc R (E500 Limited)

    True, can't really compare the cars is terms of driveability, really impressed with the E500
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