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    Better hope it is not the SBC, VERY expensive repair. I have my eye on one of these, dream car for me, or an SL55. Very jealous!
    You can undersize the supercharger pulley for even more bonkers power.
    Mercedes has extended the warranty on the SBC to 25 years, but in the USA only. If this does blow, you might have some luck claiming via that anyway. The SBC is rated for around 300,000 brake applications or something, and logs them.

    How many kms on the car, what did it cost in the end? Curious to know what I should be budgeting for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma9000 View Post
    Any plans for mods?
    Nope, not at this stage, and I doubt I will. It's plenty quick enough as it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ribfeast View Post
    Better hope it is not the SBC
    Yeah, I hope not. I will hope and pray!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ribfeast View Post
    How many kms on the car, what did it cost in the end? Curious to know what I should be budgeting for one.
    Cost was low, would rather not disclose - suffice it to say it was the cheapest for sale and I haggled. I'm pleased with the price paid, but I didn't completely steal it. 122,000km when I picked it up, now 124,000. Full history, new brakes (rotors and pads), new front end bushings, so it's been looked after. Suspect it's been used spiritedly in the past (how could you not?!?), but it's in pretty good nick for a 15 year old car. Some minor things to make better and it needs a really good wash after the long trip home.

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    Fair enough Looks like mid 20's to 30's for most of these. Itching to get one myself. Will be following your thread with interest.

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    Appropriate number on number plate is appropriate...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribfeast View Post
    Better hope it is not the SBC, VERY expensive repair. I have my eye on one of these, dream car for me, or an SL55. Very jealous!
    You can undersize the supercharger pulley for even more bonkers power.
    Mercedes has extended the warranty on the SBC to 25 years, but in the USA only. If this does blow, you might have some luck claiming via that anyway. The SBC is rated for around 300,000 brake applications or something, and logs them.

    How many kms on the car, what did it cost in the end? Curious to know what I should be budgeting for one.
    The SBC is not that expensive these days. A new/rebuilt unit can be had for US$1k and fitting can be DIY if you have a STAR setup.
    I've seen it quoted as costing AU$14k to replace 10 years ago, but it's nothing to fear anymore.

    Ha, well done on the number plate

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    LOL by the time I'd read the return trip story I remembered why I no longer have a boosted German V8, with our speed limits they are useless.
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    Fault will more than likely be the SBC unit...
    Have heard of tools that exist to reset them......found here......https://www.ebay.com/itm/OBD-SBC-res...-/111982454957

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    SBC faults usually show in red on the display.

    This is likely to be a brake pedal switch (most common reason) or a brake pad sensor playing up.

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    Yeah, will scan for codes soon.

    Meantime, I did 60km of city driving yesterday... 18.5 per 100. Unbelievably, thatís not much worse than the E34...

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    Wow she drinks! But I'm sure you've been enjoying the loud pedal too. I think the 1JZ cressy used to drink similarly.

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    clearly that lackluster fuel economy could be cured by forcing more air into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeek View Post
    Yeah, will scan for codes soon.

    Meantime, I did 60km of city driving yesterday... 18.5 per 100. Unbelievably, thatís not much worse than the E34...
    I think you're still enjoying the go pedal a bit much
    When I bought mine from Damo it showed a long term average of 13.6L/100k.
    I've not since achieved anything like that however

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeek View Post
    And then a very uneventful final leg to Brisbane. About 1,800km (800km more than the car has done in the last year), average in the mid 12s per 100km. And home.
    lol even my RX7 averaged 10.8 on that drive. You must have been a hooligan

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    LOL even my old shitbox with it's electric fuel sprinkler system gets around 15, admittedly it's not as fast though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    LOL even my old shitbox with it's electric fuel sprinkler system gets around 15, admittedly it's not as fast though.
    Nor does it weigh 4000lb+

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    Sir Lord Baron Von Vader Ham (of Cheem)

    Ha ha true! All three cars are driven by dickheads though, especially the RX7.
    Last edited by piss98; 25-06-19 at 09:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    Ha ha true! Both cars are driven by dickheads though.
    Iím offended I was excluded

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    Fixed.
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    The things we do to be included. Muchos gracias

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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    LOL even my old shitbox with it's electric fuel sprinkler system gets around 15, admittedly it's not as fast though.
    Electric fuel sprinkler. Proper rofl.

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    Observations while driving this thing around, #16 in an occasional series...

    Every bogan in an SS Commodore wants to have a go at it. Two this evening. I am enjoying having the power of Thor only a foot twitch away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeek View Post
    Observations while driving this thing around, #16 in an occasional series...

    Every bogan in an SS Commodore wants to have a go at it. Two this evening. I am enjoying having the power of Thor only a foot twitch away...
    I know that feeling well from when my dad had his 55slk AMG. When I got to scare him as to how fast it could go I was given the start procedure and was wondering why I had to put the ignition on press start on the cd player wait until he gave me the nod.and then hit the start button......

    As the engine rumbled to life with the sound of a Viking blacksmith shop going full Thor the old man had Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries pump out at full volume. Very very fitting as I tried my best to destroy the rear tyres in a couple of hundred metres.....

    All this talk is making me keep an eye on a certain vehicle in car sales...... I hope it lasts on their for another 18 months.

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    Love those SLK55s. Any of the "55" AMG variants would be welcome in my garage. Surprised the SS commodore drivers knew what an E55 was!

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    What are they good for on the 1/4?
    Mid 12's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    What are they good for on the 1/4? Mid 12's?
    I believe that there are a few that have run 11.7X, but I think low 12s are more likely. Which isn't bad!

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    will only be sub 12 in perfect conditions with a perfect launch on drag tires etc.. mid 12s more likely in standard form with street tires.. adding more power doesn't seem to make them any quicker.. just the launch more entertaining..

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    Chuck a few bags of cement in the boot and swap out a smaller charger pulley

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    Mine ran a 12.26 ET unmodified.
    At the time I didn't know how the intercooler pump behaved and it would have been off, and heat soaking in the staging lanes.
    This kills of power in a big way.
    I plan to go back soon. It's had a Eurocharged canned tune since, so maybe it will go 12.0's. Plenty fast enough for a 4000lb+ luxo barge with 2.65:1 diff gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by uuheels View Post
    ...the intercooler pump...
    Ah yeah I remember reading about this somewhere.

    Isn't there some mod where you can re-wire the pump so it's coming on with the ignition?

    In my XKR the pump runs all the time when the engine is running, you can cool it down pretty well just by idling with the bonnet up, and bonus cooling if you run the aircon on Lo as the radiator fan spins faster.
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    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    There's no need to do any mods. The pump runs continuously after the first throttle stab, even if it's in neutral or park.

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