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    Reliability of the supercharged E55 M113 motor at higher mileage?

    Toying with the idea of picking up an E55 to drive around. How reliable have these motors been? Any reason to be wary of a higher mileage car?

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    From what it seems like, they do pretty well. Mine is approaching 73k and running damn well. Hopefully others with higher mileage will chime in.

    Things you just have to look out for motor wise is the heat exchanger pump and motor mounts.
    Current: 2005 Mercedes E55 AMG
    Mods: Jerry Tune, 180mm Pulley, Heat Exchanger and H/E pump
    1/8 mile PB: 7.7@93mph 1.8 60ft
    1/4 mile PB: 12.0@115mph 1.8 60ft

    Previous: 2007 BMW 335i
    My Mods: Jb4, DCI, AR DPs, Muffler Delete, CP-E FMIC, NST Lightweight Pulley
    1/8 mile PB: 7.9@91mph 1.8 60ft Pump Gas Bald Tires
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    So at 100+ nothing really to worry about?

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    I havent heard anything really...airmatic is always a concern though but other than that the motor is pretty solid.
    Current: 2005 Mercedes E55 AMG
    Mods: Jerry Tune, 180mm Pulley, Heat Exchanger and H/E pump
    1/8 mile PB: 7.7@93mph 1.8 60ft
    1/4 mile PB: 12.0@115mph 1.8 60ft

    Previous: 2007 BMW 335i
    My Mods: Jb4, DCI, AR DPs, Muffler Delete, CP-E FMIC, NST Lightweight Pulley
    1/8 mile PB: 7.9@91mph 1.8 60ft Pump Gas Bald Tires
    1/4 mile PB: 12.5@112mph 1.9 60ft

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JoshM813 Click here to enlarge
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    I havent heard anything really...airmatic is always a concern though but other than that the motor is pretty solid.
    Thanks. Sure vendors here could help me with any problems I may run across as well.

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    Personally, I would avoid the '03 models. Besides first year issues, they came with weaker diffs, and only had one oil cooler as opposed to '04-'06 which came with two. As well, there was a recall on the radiator that year due to leaking anitfreeze into the trans cooler.
    If you find one you like, post the link.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lowprofile Click here to enlarge
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    Personally, I would avoid the '03 models. Besides first year issues, they came with weaker diffs, and only had one oil cooler as opposed to '04-'06 which came with two. As well, there was a recall on the radiator that year due to leaking anitfreeze into the trans cooler.
    If you find one you like, post the link.
    Good advice, thanks.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lowprofile Click here to enlarge
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    Personally, I would avoid the '03 models. Besides first year issues, they came with weaker diffs, and only had one oil cooler as opposed to '04-'06 which came with two. As well, there was a recall on the radiator that year due to leaking anitfreeze into the trans cooler.
    If you find one you like, post the link.
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    05 & 06 models had a slightly improved front suspension upgrade, which makes the steering much better. You can also check the part numbers for the CLS55 front suspension, they were used exclusively on the CLS55 and were added to the E55.

    I do not have the part numbers, but they can be changed on earlier year model E55K's, to improve handling and steering feel.

    If you do a search, the entire mod, with part numbers, is on MBworld.org, somewhere???

    They also discuss the better steering rack that came out on the CLS55 as apposed to the one on the E55K, which can also be retrofitted for the ultimate E55K, with amazing steering feedback.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sher Judge Click here to enlarge
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    They also discuss the better steering rack that came out on the CLS55 as apposed to the one on the E55K, which can also be retrofitted for the ultimate E55K, with amazing steering feedback.
    This is interesting, had no idea about this mod.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sher Judge Click here to enlarge
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    05 & 06 models had a slightly improved front suspension upgrade, which makes the steering much better. You can also check the part numbers for the CLS55 front suspension, they were used exclusively on the CLS55 and were added to the E55.

    I do not have the part numbers, but they can be changed on earlier year model E55K's, to improve handling and steering feel.

    If you do a search, the entire mod, with part numbers, is on MBworld.org, somewhere???

    They also discuss the better steering rack that came out on the CLS55 as apposed to the one on the E55K, which can also be retrofitted for the ultimate E55K, with amazing steering feedback.
    I noticed in a earlier model that they had a hesitance to straighten out after taking a right hand turn. Is this part of the things that where sorted or was it only the car I drove?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
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    I noticed in a earlier model that they had a hesitance to straighten out after taking a right hand turn. Is this part of the things that where sorted or was it only the car I drove?
    Could have been an isolated case, where she was'nt straightening out. Though, I tell you when you have the alignment set to absolute correction with the dynamic seats set correctly with the alignment, oh what an absolute pleasure.

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    05+ and you will be fine. Motors and trannies are bulletproof! It the stupid worthelss options that cause issues. I avoid options like gimmick seats, the pano roof, power trunk and keyless go. Get the nav, lighting pkg, and that will keep you pretty problem free.

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    Or, just lease a new E63TT, slap a tune on it and call it day. Run the piss out of it and then toss them then keys when your done. You will probably save money going this route and alot of headaches, too.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
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    Or, just lease a new E63TT, slap a tune on it and call it day
    around $90k versus $20k though...

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