blackhicks

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  1. WTS unused service credits for my Mercedes. Let me know if keen. Can arrange meet up for accessory purchase at Alexandra showroom Cheers
  2. I am selling under local warranty, full set with adjustment tool. Details below. https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/coilovers/street_comfort Reason for selling is because it is still too hard for me. Installed around April 2018 and clocked about 1,500 km. Paid $2,850 and is willing to let go at a reasonable offer. Looking to close at around $2000. Can deal in person for goods transfer or meet at autovox distributor workshop. You need to check the cost of installation from them. I estimate is around $240 with wheel alignment at auto Kinetics. PM me with offer if keen. Regards
  3. I am selling under local warranty, full set with adjustment tool. Details below. https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/coilovers/street_comfort Reason for selling is because it is still too hard for me. Installed around April 2018 and clocked about 1,500 km. Paid $2,850 and is willing to let go at a reasonable offer. Looking to close at around $2000. Can deal in person for goods transfer or meet at autovox distributor workshop. You need to check the cost of installation from them. I estimate is around $240 with wheel alignment at auto Kinetics. PM me with offer if keen. Regards
  4. Hi Everyone, This is a newbie question. First you have to pardon me as this is my first Mercedes, coming over after 15 years of Audi. My comparison might be an apple to orange too. This is my day 7 of my ride. Compared to the state of my last A6 at the age of 9.4 years, below is my review. 1. I find the suspension is very hard. Every single dent on the road can be easily felt. 2. At times, I can feel the car wobble a bit on uneven roads. 3. Wind noise is pretty high pitch at a mere 80km/h My possible deductions are : 1. Runflat+Bridgestone. A super hard combination? I am a big Michelin PSS fan. 2. Suspension is still new and my car is not equipped with adaptive damping system. 3. I need to get use to A180 as I should not benchmark against A6. Doing a quick poll to see if anyone experiencing this? Have anyone done anything effective to improve the ride? I am thinking about the following : 1. Is there such a thing as an after market adaptive damping suspension upgrade? 2. Changing to regular tyres. 3 Doing cabin insulation. Thanks for reading. Comments and suggestions welcome. Cheers
  5. I am at 17", did think of down size to 16" but people thought I was crazy....
  6. Was considering goodyear f1 as3 too but ended up with Conti.
  7. Forgot to share. I bought continental premium contact 6.
  8. 5 months passed, still can't get used to the bumpiness so decided to get all wheels changed to non RFT. On normal roads, seems better but can't quantify the % improvement. On Highway, the ride is noticeably less bumpy. I think this is probably the limit of what softer tyres can do. To really push the envelope, I think replacing stock suspension is the only way. Currently looking at KW Street comfort. In 2018, with new workshop ruling in place, C&C can no longer void warranty for jobs done at 3rd party workshop. I think this would mean that once I get my suspension changed, only that warranty is voided and not my entire car. After all, 3 years? I think it is very unlikely for a suspension to break down and be eligible for in-warranty replacement. Cheers
  9. Merc has loads of features but it is not the most intuitive in terms of ease of use. Hence I had to go back to basic and read their manual. This is an user guide app for Android. I use it primarily on my tablet, very handy. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.daimler.moba.kundenapp.android
  10. Yes, this is correct although I hate and don't use this feature. Just turn your a/c to 18C settings and your start/stop will not even trigger. This is because once stop, the battery cannot sustain the cooling to maintain 18C cabin temperature.
  11. Wow. This is scary. Quick question. 1. Does it happen during cruise, stationary or anytime? 2. If it happens at highway and make you suddenly go so close to car in front, did brake assist kicked in? Fingers crossed. Me month 2 ownership now. Cheers
  12. Latest update. Went to my favorite tyre shop in MacPherson and deflate the tyres and change to nitrogen at the light load settings recommended by MB. The ride comfort was noticeably improved. This will definitely buy me some time before my next change to regular tyres. If you guys are like me, rarely carry full load, give it a shot!
  13. Closed circulation disabled is a built in function and not related to start/stop. It will automatically disabled in about 20-30min after activate depending on cabin oxygen level.
  14. I did a test ride with the technician of CC in my one month old car. He can hear it and to told me is normal engine characteristics sound. DOH...
  15. I agree. They simply use electric insulation tape to hold the wires together. In my case, day 2 already came out and I couldn't take it so diy my own cable organizer.
  16. Wow. With 18" and you can still get better ride comfort, this confirms my theory that runflat is really really hard and bumpy. By the way, I have researched and arrived at the following solutions : 1. Go for a regular Michelin PS4 2. Get a tyre repair kit from Merc called tirefit or a 3rd party version called slime. They ship to Singapore https://goo.gl/Lva9Zv On the safe side, I went to consult MB service consultant on their Tirefit repair kit. As expected, I didn't get full hearted support and endorsement for it's use. Based on my findings, even the third party kit claims to be TPMS friendly. Lastly, the consultant gave me an advice to try. Lower tires pressure. Upon checking, I found out my cold pressure is 275 all wheels. That's for full loads. From MB recommendation printed at the fuel cap, for light loads, you can do 250 front 220 rear. Will check it out and report the effects. Cheers!
  17. Hi Pete, I agree with you that tyre change is probably the easiest and most economical. So I am trying to learn from you guys if anyone has similar experience and a working solution. The other strange thing is the test drive wasn't like that. So I was hoping it could also be due to brand new stock suspension. Insulation wise, I am sure I can live with it. Cheers
  18. Hello everyone, I am new to the world of Merc. Frankly, this brand was never in my radar at all. But suddenly one day "lightning" strike and I ordered. So I started my learning from scratch; specifically around platform, Command, tuning and CAN bus at etc. Previously, I did all my stage 1 mods on my Audi as a DIY project, integrating OEM add-ons, coding programming on my own. As I came to this forum with zero knowledge, hope to learn from all the gurus here. Cheers
  19. Hi John, I think my new car is in the same shipment as you. From what I know, not much hope for an early delivery.
  20. Thanks to mountaingoat_gray W176 service manual, I figured out that CC "style" rear light is indeed a bulb and not led in combination with the front halogen headlight. Picture in the right.
  21. Hi, newbie here. I was studying the design of A180. I found out there is a styling called "standard" with Halogen headlight and no LED rear light. Locally, C&C style line comes with only halogen headlight. Does it mean that their rear light with be the simple design type with no LED (with 2 strokes)?