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    then I did the most sensible thing I could think of after fitting 4 new tyres...



    took it to the skid pan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by guile View Post
    thanks mate, I went from the e92 m3 to the m4 and its a totally different animal. I love the low down torque of the m4 but I miss the m3 sound hence why the c63 has just filled its place...

    I still wish I'd kept the e92 really...
    Yeah I hear you on that note! Nothing can beat the raw sound of a high performance NA motor (or blown).

    E92 M3 is one of those cars I keep looking at and if I have the spare cash and approval from the Mrs one day I need to just get one.

    That CarPlay setup is brilliant, it does look OEM but agree bigger would have been too big I reckon. Can’t live without CarPlay now either... loving the wireless CarPlay in the new Tiguan.

    Such a sweet the C63, I would have done the same with the rims, that would have bugged me terribly LOL. Love the workout for the new tyres, the best way to christen them!!


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    Love the C63! Awesome find and nice upgrades already

    NA V8 is absolutely the best sound .... period, but only if it is allowed to breathe properly
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    Nice C63. I came very close to buying one of these a few years ago but ended up going for the Lexus IS-F instead. I had the pleasure of driving one of these C63's for a few days - great fun but boy oh boy the fuel consumption is incredible (especially with a heavy right foot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkie View Post
    Love the C63! Awesome find and nice upgrades already

    NA V8 is absolutely the best sound .... period, but only if it is allowed to breathe properly
    thanks mate, I have an exhaust on the way from the states which I'm hoping will let it breath a bit better...

    the original rear tips are quite tarnished unfortunately and I don't think even days of metal polishing will fix them. its a good excuse for new rear section anyway. I didn't want to spend a fortune and I wanted to keep the oem tip look so I went for the topspeed pro 1...

    https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...d-pro-1-a.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Nice C63. I came very close to buying one of these a few years ago but ended up going for the Lexus IS-F instead. I had the pleasure of driving one of these C63's for a few days - great fun but boy oh boy the fuel consumption is incredible (especially with a heavy right foot).

    Who did your steering wheel retrim?
    you're not kidding about the fuel consumption mate, suffice to say I'm on first name terms at my local bp servo...

    wheel trimming was done at Annvid Auto Upholsterers at Capalaba...

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    well after 2 days of owning it I had the dreaded steering lock motor fail and the car wouldn't start. initially I wondered if I'd been conned but I drove the car prior to buying it and shut it off and restarted a couple of times. the old owner even drove to the bank with me when we transferred funds so he would have been taking a big gamble shutting it off in the bank carpark if he knew the motor was on its way out...

    long story short I had to get it towed to a shop to be fixed, I can only be thankful it happened at home and not on the 300k drive I was planning to Stanthorpe the weekend after...

    I took it to these guys who actually billed me less than they quoted which I thought was a pleasant surprise...

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    I can highly recommend them and they threw in a cool drinks bottle too, which I'm sure I paid for anyway...



    I'm currently sitting on 119,000k so I'll service it at 120k and keep regular 5k services after that. the previous owner used the last service stamp spot in the service manual so I bought another one to keep the records going...


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    Quote Originally Posted by guile View Post
    thanks mate, I have an exhaust on the way from the states which I'm hoping will let it breath a bit better...

    the original rear tips are quite tarnished unfortunately and I don't think even days of metal polishing will fix them. its a good excuse for new rear section anyway. I didn't want to spend a fortune and I wanted to keep the oem tip look so I went for the topspeed pro 1...

    https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...d-pro-1-a.html
    Those Americans sure knows how to make a V8 growl/howl/sing. I, also imported the exhaust for my Mustang from the USA. Much better sounding than any of the local stuff (or even the Euro stuff).
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    I replaced the battery when the esl sheet itself in case it was battery related, the old battery was circa 2016 anyway...



    also ordered an obd reader so I can check for fault codes and reset the oil light when I service it...


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    surprised how quickly the exhaust took to arrive from merica, just got to get it fitted now...


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