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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Kirkman: 7:15am On Jun 06, 2021
HeavenlyBang; isn't the 100aH battery too much for the vehicle or did the manufacturer specs suggest a 100aH battery for the vehicle?
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:17am On Jun 06, 2021
Kirkman:
HeavenlyBang; isn't the 100aH battery too much for the vehicle or did the manufacturer specs suggest a 100aH battery for the vehicle?

Mercs require 100aH batteries. Plenty of electronics. All RWD Mercs, at least. I don't know about the CLA/GLA.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Kirkman: 12:48pm On Jun 06, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Mercs require 100aH batteries. Plenty of electronics. All RWD Mercs, at least. I don't know about the CLA/GLA.
Now i see why the 75 amp battery was draining drastically and couldn't handle the electronics workload grin

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:37pm On Sep 02, 2021
Battery was fine actually. Replaced kick starter + wiper blades.

40k.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Philadelphia: 9:04pm On Sep 02, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Battery was fine actually. Replaced kick starter + wiper blades.

40k.

shocked

What was the problem?

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:41pm On Sep 02, 2021
Philadelphia:


shocked

What was the problem?

No idea. Kick was dying. I'm actually pissed I spent money on a new battery months ago, since it turned out to be a kick issue. I just didn't consider the starter because service records showed it was changed about 18k miles before I got the car. It appears the replaced one wasn't of very high quality, however.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Philadelphia: 7:56am On Sep 03, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


No idea. Kick was dying. I'm actually pissed I spent money on a new battery months ago, since it turned out to be a kick issue. I just didn't consider the starter because service records showed it was changed about 18k miles before I got the car. It appears the replaced one wasn't of very high quality, however.

Damn!
That’s mind-cutting o grin

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by austinkenneth: 5:07pm On Sep 17, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Battery was fine actually. Replaced kick starter + wiper blades.

40k.
Had to pay 90k for original Bosch starter. Hope I didn't overpay. Didn't trust the particular Tokunbo that was on offer. How is your kick doing?
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:15am On Sep 18, 2021
austinkenneth:

Had to pay 90k for original Bosch starter. Hope I didn't overpay. Didn't trust the particular Tokunbo that was on offer. How is your kick doing?

Doing fine so far. The kick that came with the car, and was changed in US by the previous owner about 20k miles ago, turned out to be fake. The one I have looks more authentic. Also Bosch.

Fingers crossed anyway.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:49am On Sep 18, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Doing fine so far. The kick that came with the car, and was changed in US by the previous owner about 20k miles ago, turned out to be fake. The one I have looks more authentic. Also Bosch.

Fingers crossed anyway.

Nah to review everything for that service history cheesy
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:09am On Sep 18, 2021
GAZZUZZ:


Nah to review everything for that service history cheesy

Haha, sometime in 2019 the previous switched from a Mercedes dealer to an independent technician. I think that was the cause.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 2:55pm On Sep 18, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Haha, sometime in 2019 the previous switched from a Mercedes dealer to an independent technician . I think that was the cause.

And that one is ASE certified o grin

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by RZArecta(m): 4:01pm On Sep 18, 2021
GAZZUZZ:


And that one is ASE certified o grin



Demeanor cool

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 4:50pm On Sep 18, 2021
RZArecta:
Demeanor cool

Retired pls
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:10pm On Sep 18, 2021
GAZZUZZ:


And that one is ASE certified o grin




Behave, sir. This is a new era. An era of peace.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by MeshachMARTINS(m): 2:28pm On Dec 12, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Almost two years ago, I bought my first pseudo-performance vehicle.

An 07 Infiniti G35 with 306 HP. Great car, and powerful enough to punch way above its weight class. My user experience probably a few other people I know to get the same car.

Anyway, two years after, I'd gotten a bit more mature and just wanted something more comfortable. Of course, I wouldn't tolerate going to a slower car, so it also had to be powerful enough.

Shortlisted:

- Cadillac ATS
- Dodge Charger RT
- Audi A6
- Acura TL SH-AWD

Slowly started canceling them off the list.

The ATS would've been difficult to own due to availability of parts. The only cars it shares most parts with are the 2014+ CTS and 2016+ Camaro, none of which are popular in the country.

The Charger was similar. I hit up Eddee and realized that I wouldn't be able to get parts easily in my side of the country.

The A6 would've been perfect but Audi's tend to be designed by brainless junkies.

The TL just didn't have the grunt I needed.

The last options? An Infiniti M56 or a W212 E550.

I went with the latter. Albeit, in coupe form. The sedan E550 is probably the better car but was exclusively offered with airmatic. The coupe used regular electronic adaptive shocks instead. That was the one for me.

Cc: Nurey, King406, Philadelphia
happy 1 year Car- nniversary Sir smiley

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:59am On Dec 13, 2021
Apparently it's been about a year since the thread was created.

So far, I've documented all my maintenance.
Essentially comes down to control arms, linkages, one bad shock, and a kick starter. My alternator is also going out as well. I've put about 8k miles on the car since it was purchased. Roughly 1k km monthly.

It's never stranded me, apart from one time I bought fuel that was mixed with water and the car died about 500m from the station. Had to empty the tank and service the entire fuel system, injectors, and plugs.

So far, it's been a good experience. I hope to keep it for about 15 more months, then maybe look at a Porsche or a newer Merc.

MeshachMARTINS:
happy 1 year Car- nniversary Sir smiley

Thank you chief.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by OfficialDJ: 11:07am On Dec 13, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Apparently it's been about a year since the thread was created.

So far, I've documented all my maintenance.
Essentially comes down to control arms, linkages, one bad shock, and a kick starter. My alternator is also going out as well. I've put about 8k miles on the car since it was purchased. Roughly 1k km monthly.

It's never stranded me, apart from one time I bought fuel that was mixed with water and the car died about 500m from the station. Had to empty the tank and service the entire fuel system, injectors, and plugs.

So far, it's been a good experience. I hope to keep it for about 15 more months, then maybe look at a Porsche or a newer Merc.



Thank you chief.
face-lift to the 2014 headlights, and get an even sexier feel to the car.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by 9icetoo(m): 11:36am On Dec 13, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Apparently it's been about a year since the thread was created.

So far, I've documented all my maintenance.
Essentially comes down to control arms, linkages, one bad shock, and a kick starter. My alternator is also going out as well. I've put about 8k miles on the car since it was purchased. Roughly 1k km monthly.

It's never stranded me, apart from one time I bought fuel that was mixed with water and the car died about 500m from the station. Had to empty the tank and service the entire fuel system, injectors, and plugs.

So far, it's been a good experience. I hope to keep it for about 15 more months, then maybe look at a Porsche or a newer Merc.



Thank you chief.
cheesy cheesy
You know why I am smiling.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Philadelphia: 3:12pm On Dec 13, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Apparently it's been about a year since the thread was created.

So far, I've documented all my maintenance.
Essentially comes down to control arms, linkages, one bad shock, and a kick starter. My alternator is also going out as well. I've put about 8k miles on the car since it was purchased. Roughly 1k km monthly.

It's never stranded me, apart from one time I bought fuel that was mixed with water and the car died about 500m from the station. Had to empty the tank and service the entire fuel system, injectors, and plugs.

So far, it's been a good experience. I hope to keep it for about 15 more months, then maybe look at a Porsche or a newer Merc.



Thank you chief.

Where did you buy this petrol from?
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 5:04pm On Dec 13, 2021
Philadelphia:


Where did you buy this petrol from?

Stanel World, Awka.

9icetoo:

cheesy cheesy
You know why I am smiling.

wink
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Philadelphia: 5:47pm On Dec 13, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Stanel World, Awka.



wink


Lol.
But you for know nah
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:19pm On Dec 13, 2021
Philadelphia:



Lol.
But you for know nah

I did. Costly oversight.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Itsrm(m): 6:52pm On Dec 13, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Stanel World, Awka.



wink

If there was one place I would have sworn you can get quality oil, I would have said Stanel world without blinking an eye lid.

I played a little part in the construction and was there the day the project was commissioned. It looked like it had great prospects. At the time, virtually all vehicles in Awka came to Stanel to buy fuel.

Surprised they are now notorious for selling bad fuel.

To more pressing matters, I understand the parts for the G37 may not be readily available but how bad is it getting regular parts like linkages, control arms, ball joints e.t.c
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 8:27am On Dec 14, 2021
Itsrm:


If there was one place I would have sworn you can get quality oil, I would have said Stanel world without blinking an eye lid.

I played a little part in the construction and was there the day the project was commissioned. It looked like it had great prospects. At the time, virtually all vehicles in Awka came to Stanel to buy fuel.

Surprised they are now notorious for selling bad fuel.

To more pressing matters, I understand the parts for the G37 may not be readily available but how bad is it getting regular parts like linkages, control arms, ball joints e.t.c

I've also had issues after buying from Stanel on my Infiniti. About two years ago.

So it looks like they may have intermittent problems.

You'll see G parts if you look hard enough. Depends on where you're as well. Should be much better in Lagos.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by DelTel(m): 9:36am On Dec 16, 2021
HeavenlyBang:
Battery was fine actually. Replaced kick starter + wiper blades.

40k.

Just seeing this

Just like I knew and told you nothing should be wrong with the battery as at that time

Paining me now I forgot to tell you to send back the battery to me grin grin

HeavenlyBang:
Apparently it's been about a year since the thread was created.

So far, I've documented all my maintenance.
Essentially comes down to control arms, linkages, one bad shock, and a kick starter. My alternator is also going out as well. I've put about 8k miles on the car since it was purchased. Roughly 1k km monthly.

It's never stranded me, apart from one time I bought fuel that was mixed with water and the car died about 500m from the station. Had to empty the tank and service the entire fuel system, injectors, and plugs.

So far, it's been a good experience. I hope to keep it for about 15 more months, then maybe look at a Porsche or a newer Merc.



Thank you chief.

Happy Anniversary
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 1:37pm On Dec 16, 2021
DelTel:


Just seeing this

Just like I knew and told you nothing should be wrong with the battery as at that time

Paining me now I forgot to tell you to send back the battery to me grin grin



Happy Anniversary


Haha, yeah. You did tell me that. E pain me die say I carry money go buy battery, but it's all good.

Thanks, chief.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by valarinz: 2:44pm On Dec 16, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Stanel World,Awka.



wink


You see this kind name, you still get liver drive enter and open your tank.

Na wa for you o
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 3:38pm On Dec 16, 2021
valarinz:



You see this kind name, you still get liver drive enter and open your tank.

Na wa for you o

Does this look like a bad filling station to you?

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by laivwire(m): 4:03pm On Dec 16, 2021
9icetoo:

cheesy cheesy
You know why I am smiling.
Bros bros, we plenty for line oh. wink

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by valarinz: 10:31pm On Dec 16, 2021
HeavenlyBang:


Does this look like a bad filling station to you?


Not about the aesthetics, you should focus on the major marketers
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Philadelphia: 12:42am On Dec 17, 2021
If you see the Mobil and Total filling stations where I buy petrol from ehn, their structures are terribly looking with faded paints. But I trust the quality of their petrol.

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