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    @Terraforce1: I'll trade it agains your coupe ;-) I had it as a daily driver for a while. But some haters had slashed my tires once and the front is pretty low so I'm keeping it for sunny days in the weekend now. Once I can do an engine swap with something more interesting I will probably turn in into a classic dtm trackday car.
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    So I delivered my car to KCPerfomance this Saturday where it will be staying for 4 weeks. They got 2 extra weeks from me because I will be in Austria for a vacation the 1st week of March and I don't really have time to get my car until the next weekend after I come back. They will be working on the intercooler, 200cell catalyst, removing the OEM center resonator and making an adapter for the C63 brakes.

    The ECU also arrived at their shop and will be send off to get cracked this week. They will be looking into programming a performance mapping that activates with the sport button. We are also getting more information about the A45 AMG engine now that the press release is trough. More info on that will be coming this summer. It's very hard to pace myself because we can't do all the upgrades at once :-D

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    Merry Christmas guys!!!



    At least today felt like Christmas to me when this package arrived. The packaging shows that the content is performance oriented. The label already gives away the content but don't let that be a letdown. It might not be a super update like a supercharger but this small piece of equipment allows your engine to breathe cleaner air and will probably lengthen the life of your engine.

    Whenever you are dealing with a great manufacturer, the let down most of the time is with parts that they aren't very known for or that people don't really bother to buy. I can assure you that the top notch quality and performance increasing techniques used for their superchargers is also used on the smaller things that they sell.

    So the packing of this Weistec air/oil separator is as great as their customer service. They are very friendly and correct with everything. I took at around 5 workdays to receive the package in Belgium send from California. The package is a quality UPS package with Weistec tape used to seal it. Inside the parts are surrounded by Styrofoam chips.



    Every part itself is then packaged in a plastic bag to protect it from Styrofoam getting in to it.



    Even the bag with little parts in it, is divided into little pockets to prevent scratches. Great detail!



    I unpacked the catch can to take some better pictures as it will be installed in the coming 4 weeks with other upgrades. The top has the Weistec logo engraved in it. A nice detail if you ask me.



    The couplings to the can are very high quality and a nice glossy black. Everything has a rubber seal in it so it will never leak any oil vapors into your engine compartment. The can itself has some grip lines engraved so it unscrews easier. When I was unscrewing the can I noticed that they have oiled the thread to unscrew or screw in the can... These guys have thought of everything!!



    So I opened it up to take a look inside. I love that they already use the brass filter. Most catch cans don't have any filter and most guys just force a metal sponge into it. The can is really serviceable as you can also take the sponge out if you like to clean it thoroughly.



    The hoses used in the kit are very high grade. We sell allot of hoses at our shop and most people want the cheap kind. This is thick hose with a fabric outer layer witch I like. I always use hose with fabric on the outside when I can because I find it easier to detect any leaks. The fabric soaks in the leaking fluid/vapors and all the dirt and dust sticks to it. So you can spot hoses that need to be replaced immediately.



    A nice thing that I like is that they include the picking document used in their stock. That way you know you have all the parts needed and can double check for yourself.



    I didn't unpack the couplings that came in the kit to mount the catch can to the M156/M159 engine. But they are on the same line as the oil catch can itself. High quality and build to last.

    Some people might find this parts expensive for the function or just for a catch can. I think that a catch can is a must have on stock and upgraded engines. It gives you cleaner air to your intake so it saves your engine. It might be more expensive than most cans but they probably don't have a brass filter in it and aren’t provided with ALL the parts that are needed to fit it. I also like the fact that it isn't a can that breathes back to the atmosphere through a filter. The enclosed ones are better for turbo/supercharged engines.

    So I can conclude that every part that is made by Weistec, even the little catch can, is very high quality and comes as a complete kit. It is worth every dollar because it will keep your engine in shape, upgraded AND stock engines could use one. Mounting it to a M271 evo will be covered in the future. I will also keep a log on how much crankcase vapors the M271 evo has.
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    Nice rides and good to see people doing all this work to their cars overhere too. How you like that new C coupe? Came across this thread because I'm looking at this one as one of the possibilities for my next DD.
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    Dude! Car looks sick!
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    So jealous!! Great looking cars!


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    @Thieu: Bedankt! ;-) Yes, Belgium is a difficult country to modify cars, especially engines. Looks and handling of the car are great! The 250 engine stock is missing some power imho. Don't get me wrong, it's good enough for a daily driver and 204hp is still more then most of the cars on the road here in Belgium. But to have a little fun with the car, it needs a bit more... I will be in Kortrijk 21 April for a car meeting (Lay Low No.2 | Facebook). You can always come over for a chat. And feel free to add me on facebook.

    @FerrariFan: Thank you! I'm still working on the car tho :-) Hoping to make it a bit more extreme without going over the top.

    @Kains14: Thanks! :-)
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    Great Build!!

    The 190 is awesome I've always wanted to own one, too

    Have fun with those two machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Benz View Post
    @Terraforce1: I'll trade it agains your coupe ;-) I had it as a daily driver for a while. But some haters had slashed my tires once and the front is pretty low so I'm keeping it for sunny days in the weekend now. Once I can do an engine swap with something more interesting I will probably turn in into a classic dtm trackday car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Benz View Post
    @Thieu: Bedankt! ;-) Yes, Belgium is a difficult country to modify cars, especially engines. Looks and handling of the car are great! The 250 engine stock is missing some power imho. Don't get me wrong, it's good enough for a daily driver and 204hp is still more then most of the cars on the road here in Belgium. But to have a little fun with the car, it needs a bit more... I will be in Kortrijk 21 April for a car meeting (Lay Low No.2 | Facebook). You can always come over for a chat. And feel free to add me on facebook.
    If I'm in the country I'll definitely drop by the event. Just had a blown engine with my Landrover this weekend in Germany so I might just need all the buyers advice i can get (Insurance is probably covering most of the costs on the Freelander, but i'm sick of the British "grundlichkeit"...)...
    edit: found you on FB too
    Last edited by Thieu; 03-25-2013 at 09:59 AM.
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