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  1. @Slinki When did you last change your transmission oil? That could be a first step to check and that's relatively cheap. Is your reflash reversible? If so, maybe you can put it back to stock and see if the problem still happens. It was only an ECU tune and not TCU tune yeah?
  2. It's definitely *NOT* LTA approved by changing from halogen to HID, however, if it looks OEM enough, the inspectors usually just turn a blind eye or simply do not know. Where are you getting the conversion done? If i'm not wrong, @EleBest has also done many conversions in the past, he might be in a better position to advise. Good luck with your inspection!
  3. Many have been looking for a list of approved exhaust for the newer AMG cars. As far as i know, Akrapovic and the sports exhaust option from AMG are approved. Have you checked with KBS Motorsports to see if Eisenmann, BRABUS, etc are approved? http://www.kbsmotorsports.com.sg/ 6451 5333 Do update us, cheers and enjoy your A35, superb little hot hatch!
  4. Was it because of a leaking hose? Usually when it turns coffee colour means the engine oil has mixed with the coolant. Did they ever find the leak?
  5. Fantastic info @dagger, thanks. I just saw in the SGMerc telegram chat, someone also suggested to look at the log card. The newer models will state "AMG LINE" or something along those lines.
  6. You can try to contact any stockist for a replacement. Seems like the W205 is still pretty new though, sorry to hear. PROPEL AUTO PARTS PTE LTD No. 28, Kranji Road, Singapore 739467 Sales Hotline: 6368 1686 (65) 6367 0886 Let us know how much it costs?
  7. Boss @Stanford Ho which AMG coming next?
  8. @Armani ho You can check with the SGMerc site sponsors located here: https://www.sgmerc.com/forum/138-general-workshop-modifications/ Most (if not all) of them have approved Mercedes diagnostic tools and use original parts. Please share back in this thread once you get a quote because it seems like a common problem?
  9. Mercedes-Benz should give @fergo84 some royalty for this simple fix..
  10. @diablos320 You saw the ad from C&C or through PI? C&C specs are quite standard, if PI, there can be very varied options depending on the PI/car. First and more obvious point of difference would be the AMG styling kit. There should also be AMG parts littered around the cabin.
  11. All SGMerc chats have been consolidated - You can join the SGMerc Telegram group chat @ https://t.me/sgmerc Thanks!
  12. Better fuel economy as well. Definitely the 9G if it's available and within budget!
  13. Good choice! Good luck in your sales.
  14. @andrewng Does this happen in auto or manual mode? Could be low transmission oil level, as when it warms up the oil expands. If it's been awhile, might be good to do a transmission flush/change and see if the problem still happens. Let us know if that fixes it for you? Good luck!
  15. @purple_cat What wheels did you upgrade to?
  16. snsd555


    I'm liking the new shape, it does look much more modern! Esp the rear..
  17. Hi @EleBest, this can be done for most Merc models? Thanks!
  18. https://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=1771 Mercedes-Benz has proved itself to be a master of luxury barges with its latest S-Class, packed with top-level features and comfort abilities that not many competitors can match. 21 May 2021 For a long time now, there is only one luxury barge to pick. It is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But as of late, the competition has been fighting hard, with the likes of the BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8 that are packed with features and abilities to match. In fact, I wasn't confident that the new S-Class could deliver. With the numerous compact offerings launched in recent years, Mercedes appears to have spent plenty of attention on these models. But with this current iteration of the S-Class, it shows that Mercedes hasn't forgotten how to make a luxury barge. From its looks? The S-Class is quite restrained in its looks, quite unlike the BMW 7 Series But first impressions matter. With that, many will be confused if this is the new E-Class based on looks alone. Step to its side, though, and the Merc shows its sizeable presence. At 5,289mm long for this long wheelbase variant, the S-Class is extensive. No way you'd confuse this with the E-Class from here. There is still a lot of restraint, though. The grille, while massive, isn't going to offend other road users like how the BMW 7 Series would. But it still offers a ton of road presence, which is what you'd expect from a car like the S-Class. Step closer, and the hidden door handles pop out. If it is any indication, the car really shows why Merc is the best in the business, especially when you step inside. This is something else... Fancy displays are great and add to the wow factor of the car, but here they're pretty usable and intuitive to use Mercedes has a thing with interiors nowadays, don't they? The S-Class is no different. From ambient lighting effects to the vast array of screens available, it is what you can expect when you're in a Mercedes today. But they usually aren't the most usable, practical interiors. The whole Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system for example can be finicky and complicated to use. But in the S-Class, it is a new and updated MBUX system. And it works. Take the 11.9-inch display that sits in the centre console for example. It looks highly complicated, but it is in fact easy to use. Certain vehicle functions such as air-conditioning are permanently displayed and can be directly accessed in every menu. Another option available on the S-Class is to have these augmented reality road signs pop up as part of the head-up display It is only when you dive through the system that you get a sense of the fitting expanse of functions and abilities the S-Class offers. Things such as setting your seating position according to your height (also found in the E-Class), or how it displays road signs in augmented reality while you go about town. Yet if you ignore these fancy bits, the S-Class still is luxurious. Cabin materials are top-notch and fitment is achingly good. It is the simple stuff, like how the electric seat controls feel like a solid piece of metal instead of a basic switch. In fact, spend any amount of time in another Mercedes - or BMW or Audi for that matter - and you will notice the marked difference in quality the new S-Class puts out. The lushious and spacious back seats offer a lot for those who prefer to be driven in an S-Class At the back, it is the same story. Two will find themselves very comfortable here with the luscious seat cushions and adjustable seating configurations. Not to forget the endless amount of legroom - this is an S-Class after all. Top class ride If that cushy and comfy cabin says anything, is that the S-Class is one comfortable car. And on the road it shows. And it isn't just a good suspension setup. A lot of the systems in the S-Class work together to keep the ride quality in check. Smooth and buttery, the 3.0-litre turbocharged in-line six adds to the comfort abilities of the S-Class Also in check is its 3.0-litre straight-six engine. Putting out 362bhp and 500Nm of torque to all four wheels, it is no slouch. It is also assisted by Merc's mild hybrid EQ Boost tech, offering up to 250Nm of torque from the word go. This means all 500Nm of torque is offered from a low 1,600rpm. The car deals with it in the classiest of ways, and the sensation of power is dolled out in a gentle and effective manner. EQ Boost isn't all about power, though. It allows the engine to turn off while coasting down expressways. And when you get going again, it powers the engine on with almost zero vibration. It is the combination of many things that makes the S-Class ride so elegantly and comfortably These elements, including the air suspension that works tremendously well to soak up terrible tarmac, are enough to make the S-Class possibly the most refined car out on the road today. Still top class I've known people who, after driving an S-Class over a predetermined number of years, find themselves in a new one. They sometimes go for the other German competitors, but they'll soon find themselves back in an S-Class again. There's nothing quite like it. An indispensible tool, almost, for high-quality motoring. Anything else, and you'd be shelling out more than a million dollars for a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley. The S-Class once again comes out tops - its competitiors have a lot of catching up to do The S-Class has always been known for having the edge when it comes motoring excellence. But that isn't easy in this day and age, where technological achievements are available across the range of any given manufacturer. But here, Mercedes has proved once again that it knows how to make an S-Class, well, an S-Class. Features and tech might be something most can catch up to, but the level of refinement and outright quality that the S-Class offers both inside and on the road is still something not many can match.
  19. TL:DR Version -> Join SGMerc Telegram Chat Here: https://t.me/SGMerc Dear SGMerc members, In the past couple of days, there have been many PMs, messages, and even calls from members asking about the new Official SGMerc telegram chat that has been created. As much as we try to avoid "drama" and publicly sharing such information, we think we owe it to our members to clarify the sequence of events, and what has actually transpired. We do not want to further exuberate the issue and thus this post will stay up for 90 days for clarification, after which, it will be removed. Starting from many years ago, as with most social media transitions, many off-shoot groups have formed out of SGMerc. This is nothing new to us and we have always given them our blessings. Longer term members will remember the days of MercKaki, MBOS, and now SGMBC. We have never took issue as SGMerc was never meant to be a "social" club, and we stand by the reasoning behind why SGMerc was created since 2007, to be a wealth and store of information (wikipedia anyone?), to be unbiased, NOT a dictatorship, and to be a place where Mercedes owners and enthusiasts can gather. This is certainly not a sausage contest of who has more members and in actual fact, is the reason that we agreed for the Telegram chat group to use our SGMerc branding initialy to gain traction. When a group of SGMerc members asked for permission to use the SGMerc branding to go ahead and create a Telegram group chat, we were more than delighted as this new platform would be yet another place whereby SGMerc members would be able to gather, get their problems solved, and discuss matters on anything Mercedes-Benz. As with any "marriage" there were certain issues after a couple of years and while we were trying to resolve this, we were inevitably unable to come to a consensus on ways to move things forward. And this is the reason why we have decided to take back management of the SGMerc Telegram chat. We owe it to you to be completely open and honest, and so will table the 2 main issues herein: 1) Different Management Team from SGMerc / Telegram The management of the previous Telegram chat were separate from actual main website, Facebook, and Instagram. Being a different management team, they had full autonomy over the Telegram group on who was invited, who was banned, and who was kicked, and they have every right to do it as they were the admins. This caused issues amongst our members as we have received multiple complains over the years on the Telegram admins being "unreasonable" and certain authoritarian actions being taken that were viewed as "unfair". SGMerc was always set out to be a welcoming place for one and all, without any worries of overstepping the line (unless what you post is illegal, highly offensive, or utterly unacceptable). We felt that this issue has been brewing for awhile but just as you don't tell someone else how to run their company, we did not have the right or purview to change what was happening in the Telegram chat. What was most disappointing to me personally, is that we experienced this first hand. When SGMerc setup our official Telegram chat, the admin(s) of SGMerc were removed from the old Telegram chat with immediate effect by the management of the initial Telegram chat. This was shocking (and if i might add, rather juvenile). We've learnt to always part ways amicably, and are happy if they are doing well, and to remove the admin(s) of SGMerc was a rather childish action, IMHO. 2) Commercial Posting by SGMerc Sponsors Now here comes the interesting part. We've heard many a story over the years, from SGMerc being sold for a 6-figure sum, to how SGMerc is a business that is highly profitable and the admin team is laughing to the bank. This couldn't be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is that it costs a lot of $ to upkeep a website and run the necessary resources for a website the size of SGMerc. I can categorically state that the income SGMerc receives from site sponsors are not even enough to cover a significant portion of our actual, monetary running cost. The admin team funds the site monthly to keep SGMerc up due to the wealth of information we have onboard, over 250,000 posts, and over 5,000 people visit SGMerc daily for help and resources on their Mercedes-Benz. While we have site sponsors to help defray the cost, we have not ever, and will not stop any member from sharing their contacts, discounts, or their recommendations. What we do not allow is commercial posting from a business that is NOT a site sponsor. There is a very distinct difference between the two. As the old Telegram chat was gaining traction, there were tie-ups (discounts, promos, etc) offered to members that were outside of SGMerc's website. This caused an issue whereby SGMerc site sponsors were not allowed to post in the Telegram chat but other businesses were, and as much as we tried to come to a common consensus on this matter, we were unable to. Site sponsors support the upkeep of SGMerc, and we owe it to be them to be fair. What we are certain of however, is that we have never been biased, taken sides with businesses that worked with SGMerc, or put the interest of site sponsors before the members. We have at many times, assisted to resolve the conflicts between members and sponsors, and SGMerc members' interest will always be the #1 priority. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The grass is always greener on the other side" applies very well to running forums, communities, and websites. Many people like to create communities so they can be the "President" of 5,000, 10,000 or even 20,000 members and with a click of the button can permanently ban you if they woke up on the wrong side of the bed. That is why spin-offs are so common. There is not what SGMerc is or has ever been. We've been through MercKaki, MBOS, and SGMBC will not be the last. We've been around since 2007 and will continue to be around so that all the resources on SGMerc can continue to help owners and enthusiasts when they have a question about their cars. And this is why we keep the website going even at great financial expense. Telegram and Facebook are just not built to retain information and knowledge sharing like a normal forum or website. Thank you for your continuous support of SGMerc, and hope that you will find out platforms useful, helpful, and stick around to meet other Mercedes-Benz owners! You can join our Telegram chat group here: https://t.me/SGMerc
  20. @okok Did they share with you what the issue was or what parts they changed?
  21. @DmxGuy, is your car still under warranty? Might be worth a shot at going back to C&C and ask them to resolve the issue?
  22. @Lawman is absolutely right. You have to do your research and see which tuner you are more comfortable with. Dynotechnica is a sponsor here on the forums and have shared his tuning experiences, charts, and cars in his folder. You can check out the reviews here: Contact Benny @Dynotechnica if you want to speak with him directly. Good luck and enjoy the new power!
  23. @apringol You can go to a Mercedes stockist to get the parts and DIY, will be much cheaper. If you are less inclined to DIY, just go to any Merc workshops, they can order the parts for you and install. Good luck!
  24. @Linsanity Whichi shop did you get the work done at? Helpful in future for other members.
  25. Wow, amazing car, wheels, and of course brakes. Good luck to your sales!
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