Sunday, October 8, 2017

this shiny E55 is brought to you from ONR and NuFinish

Today is a breezy day, but nice and sunny - the recent construction around our house has created a dust bowl and the Merc was pretty dusted...

Broke out the 5 gallon bucket and some ONR Original to remove all the gunk...

      

The car turned out good from the wash, but it's been a while since I shined it up.  I found NuFinish on Amazon a few weeks back as an add-on item - super cheap!  I used this stuff growing up and figured why not?  For < $5 what could it hurt eh?



It turned out amazing as I had hoped - worth the quick 10-15 minutes, so simple - wipe on/wipe off - no buffing and now it's protected a bit more :)




You can see the trees across the street in the reflection now! :)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

E55 Beast next to Raptor Beast

What a pair! :)



Monday, March 13, 2017

out with the old, in with the new ;)

My AMG flat hood badge has been baked in the sun way too long... notice how crinkly the surface gets after 2 years...  it was time to retire it 💩


and a new addition to the hood, so shiny! 😎

 

OMG - snake under the hood!?

Just kidding - but dang, when a pulley tensioner breaks - it takes crap out with it 😡



needless to say, the serpentine belt got munged and the double idler pulley broke when the belt tensioner went out...



not cheap parts by any means!  But back to normal again... thankfully! 👍👍

Saturday, October 29, 2016

We may have found an odd replacement for the E55

Whodathunk I'd ever buy a pickup?

The all-new, twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, high-output 3.5L EcoBoost® with direct fuel injection will deliver more power than the previous 6.2L V8 – 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission with manual-shifting mode sends that power to all four wheels.
And the all-new Terrain Management System™ allows the driver to select from six preset modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions. Available settings include street, Baja, mud and sand.





Deposit has been placed, but who knows when it will be built... the waiting begins!









Saturday, February 13, 2016

4 years of ownership...

Amazing it's been 4 years that we've owned our E55 AMG!  Love this car...





Friday, January 15, 2016

Time to replace burned out bulbs with LEDs

One of my license plate bulbs burned out, so I figured I would upgrade to LED so it never happens again in the lifetime that I own the vehicle...

I contacted one of my favorite vendors AZNOptics - and got new city lights (194) and new festoon LEDs for the license plates.

Here are a few pics of the LEDs - error free, CAN-BUS approved :D 


The festoon bulb on the left is a single CREE LED - amazingly bright for a single LED. Snaps into place into the clips.


Here's the result! amazingly bright!


Same for the city lights - check this new design out!


...and the result!


Highly recommended - very bright (not blinding) and should last years!






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