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Anyone own a '00-'02 E55 AMG?

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  1. sfa1509

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    I bought one last year, and have had a gret time with it. I have trying to figure out the best way to light the tires. Stomping it with traction control disengaged meets with occasional success. I am reluctant to try revving the engine with my foot on the brake and then releasing. Seems very very bad to have all the energy winding up in the tranny.

    I find myself driving with the TC off quite a bit, because when it engages (water under a tire, etc), the car lurches unpredictably. I would rather deal with predictable over/understeer than not knowing how the computer is going to react.
     
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  3. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

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    469 bhp and you have to ask how to lite the tires.... LOT OF THROTTLE!
     
  4. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    One of the first times I drove my vette I had the traction control off. I pulled out of my friends dads work place after looking at his Ferrari lost control and smaked right into a oncoming car. It was horrible and very expenisive. This story is irralevent but just a reminder being young and behind a aweasome car does not make you aweasome as well.
     
  5. stephens

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    The W210 E55 should light up the tyres in first gear at will. I had a 99 W210, which i traded on my W211. The only mods I had on the car were H&R springs, Unichip, BMC filters and heat insulation for the airbox. Go to the Mbworld site http://forums.mbworld.org for advice and suggestions for your car. If the car is lacking power, which by the sound of it your is, the Benz's have a bad record with the MAS, which many fix by replavement, but I have posted instructions which I got of the M5 board for cleaning them instead. http://www.ipn.com.au/mbworld/maf%20cleaning.htm
     
  6. sfa1509

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    Thanks for the reply. I had the car into a MB dealer locally, and it improved somewhat. i still have warranty left, and hopefully they can locate something.

    What is the "MAS"?

    SA
     
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  8. JaguarXJ6

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    Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF or MAS). A nifty sensor to detect the mass (and volume) of incoming air and feeds this into the computer for the fuel system to set mixture and deliver optimum fuel (improved combustion and therefore power/economy).

    Sunny
     
  9. sfa1509

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    My car has 350bhp, and believe me, there has been liberal application of the throttle!

    Time for another trip to the dealer.

    Thanks for the ref to MBWorld.

    Sean
     
  10. Senna1994

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    That is an 03 Supercharged car, Sean's is a Normally Aspirated 354 hp.
     
  11. stephens

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    No problems, a lot of MAF errors don't show up on STAR diagnostics, so you need a service tech that knows his stuff, even though the failures are extremely common. When mine first failed, I took the car in because it wasn't feeling quite right. I put a G-Tech on it and got a 6.5 sec 1-100 time. When I took it in they told me I was the first person to bring in an AMG because of a lack of power, but after explaining everything, they finally acknowledged the problem and swapped the unit out.
     
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  13. msdesignltd

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    WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A E55 WITH A V ROD
     

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