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Default 12-07-2014, 04:18 | posts: 8,232 | Location: London, United Kingdom

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R129 and W124s are very nice built cars.. I had a 94 E320 that had almost 300k miles and the only problem it had was a leaking head gasket(common problem), didnt ever need work done to it.
Agreed bro. Once my debts are paid I plan to buy another R129.

It was love at first sight. Such a joy to ride, comfort, luxury and power all together...
   
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Default 12-07-2014, 05:45 | posts: 10,627 | Location: Toledo

Put new spark plugs and wires in the Taurus. Fun job to pull the plenum and all that. Chilled with some music and cracked it out. Put in some finewire double platinums. Highway MPG is up to 29 with "spirited" driving (this means going 80-85 as you have to if you're in the Detroit area or else you'll get ran off the road). Can't complain. Next up is a new PCV Valve and fuel filter.
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 15:50 | posts: 234 | Location: Madrid, Spain

Finally received it

   
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Default 12-08-2014, 16:05 | posts: 6,501 | Location: Finland

Is that the amg version ?
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 17:29 | posts: 234 | Location: Madrid, Spain

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Is that the amg version ?
Yeah!



   
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Default 12-08-2014, 17:52 | posts: 9,397 | Location: USA

360+ HP out of a 2liter turbo is amazing
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 18:19 | posts: 13,735 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

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360+ HP out of a 2liter turbo is amazing
Cue Volvo to start retailing this lump:



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Default 12-08-2014, 18:27 | posts: 9,397 | Location: USA

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Cue Volvo to start retailing this lump:

Those have twin turbos.

Anyways i hope others done phase out V8s like volvo did, nothing beats the sound of v8s
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 18:38 | posts: 234 | Location: Madrid, Spain

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360+ HP out of a 2liter turbo is amazing
the engine is incredible, only outdone by the brakes, which are even better. The only downside is the fuelconsumption
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 19:05 | posts: 1,631 | Location: United States

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the engine is incredible, only outdone by the brakes, which are even better. The only downside is the fuelconsumption
if it makes you feel better I get decent fuel economy on normal driving but at full throttle I go to gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon

At full tilt I burn just under 80 gallons per hour. That make you feel better?
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 19:12 | posts: 9,397 | Location: USA

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the engine is incredible, only outdone by the brakes, which are even better. The only downside is the fuelconsumption

Low 30s for hw isnt so bad... You go to a bigger car like the twin turbos v8s like the cls63 then you can complain about the mpg
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 19:24 | posts: 6,501 | Location: Finland

Yeah for the power that thing makes it uses pretty little fuel tbh. And being fastest hatchback isn't anything to scoff at.

Clarkson and Hammond were mighty impressed with that car I think it is one of the better looking mercs (usually I hate mercs, bmws not my style at all except sls and i8).

And fact is that your current 2L with 360hp eats less gas then my old citroen c4 with 2L at 140hp
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 20:10 | posts: 234 | Location: Madrid, Spain

The official fuel consumption that claims Merc is impossible to archive...
Minimum 9l/100km going at a steady 100km/h without throttle bursts.
if you go 150_160km/h with some revving it's +14l/100km easy

but on the other hand, on small b roads there not a lot of cars which are faster
   
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Default 12-08-2014, 20:11 | posts: 13,735 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

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Those have twin turbos.

Anyways i hope others done phase out V8s like volvo did, nothing beats the sound of v8s
So?

It's a superior design in theory, and the amount of boost that engine takes will be significant for what may be a retail-able unit.

Would rather they used 5 cylinders though


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Default 12-09-2014, 02:23 | posts: 10,627 | Location: Toledo

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360+ HP out of a 2liter turbo is amazing
It is pretty good. Reminds me of the Ford Ecoboost 1.0L 3 cylinder that makes 123 horsepower and 125ft pound-ft of torque. A lot of engine in a small package. Forced induction does wonders.
   
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Default 12-09-2014, 11:29 | posts: 234 | Location: Madrid, Spain

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So?

It's a superior design in theory, and the amount of boost that engine takes will be significant for what may be a retail-able unit.

Would rather they used 5 cylinders though

Optimizing engines with turbo can be quite tricky. Biturbo does not mean better... I don't know what Volvo did in this case though

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Default 12-14-2014, 05:10 | posts: 10,627 | Location: Toledo

Look what I found near my house. You literally never see these anymore, especially the wagons.



Think this one has the 6.8L Detroit Turbo Diesel but I can't tell without opening the hood.

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Default 12-14-2014, 05:18 | posts: 9,397 | Location: USA

Wonder woman's invisible jet?
   
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Default 12-14-2014, 05:22 | posts: 10,627 | Location: Toledo

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Hmm? I fixed it. It was way too big of an image the first time, and I'm still ignorant on how to use vbulletin's resizing options.
   
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Default 12-14-2014, 05:51 | posts: 8,232 | Location: London, United Kingdom

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Look what I found near my house. You literally never see these anymore, especially the wagons.
How come no number plates? Why the driver took two parking spots?
   
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Default 12-14-2014, 06:29 | posts: 10,627 | Location: Toledo

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How come no number plates? Why the driver took two parking spots?
There's no front plate mount with the winch there. And he took two parking spots because it's too wide to fit in just one
   
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Default 12-27-2014, 16:10 | posts: 13,735 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

Deposit put down on a rather lovely barge , going to miss the Alfa


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Talking 12-29-2014, 14:55 | posts: 1,631 | Location: United States

battle between the two vettes in my garage

2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 (Camera vehicle)
2010 Corvette Supercharged

Started them both in 3rd gear out of the power band and just pulled straight through it and partially into 4th.

The supercharged one (black) is so damn loud you can't even hear the camera car lol





   
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Cool 01-20-2015, 13:24 | posts: 1,631 | Location: United States

It's a same this thread is dead I've been enjoying reading other people's car stories. I'll give it another bump since more goodies were added to my older Corvette.

Methanol injection. I should have done this sooner. At the motor just under 800 horsepower. Shake down testing...on 12.5psi of boost. Picked up 65RWHP and 56RWTQ







   
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Default 01-20-2015, 13:44 | posts: 6,501 | Location: Finland

Your vette is insanity but I love it.
   
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