Driving My CL65 AMG 700 Miles Home Was A Total Nightmare But I Fixed A Major Issue With NO TOOLS!

20.02.2021
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I bought Hoovies Garage CL65 AMG and I can't believe it survived CarTrek. I bought the car knowing the twin-turbo V12 had a bad oil leak and that the hydraulic suspension was leaking but so much more broke on the trip it was ridiculous. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
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  • What's the most miles you've driven during 1 road trip and what kind of car? 1991 Jamaica Yellow Firebird, 2,100 miles.

    LegitStreetCarsLegitStreetCars6 päivää sitten
    • My 1992 Geo Prizm, maybe 40 miles... I'm 17...

      Harrison McCollumHarrison McCollum3 tuntia sitten
    • 1999 Toyota 4Runner 5100 km, 6 days; ~200k miles in mostly 90 deg weather. AC worked the whole way, no issues.

      Sam WallaceSam Wallace7 tuntia sitten
    • 5100 km round trip in one week, 39 mpg. 1997 fiat marea weekend diesel. im sure you'll google it up :)

      marko peterlemarko peterle11 tuntia sitten
    • First, after ground issues suspect the bcm (router). 18 hours 850 miles in a 87 s-10, I got lost on an emergency detour and ended up in Canada. At that point I knew where I was and crossing the border was the easiest way home skipping 2 states. Atleast I was able to pick up some duty free molson XXX.

      rydplrsrydplrs11 tuntia sitten
    • Plymouth Volare’! May, 1998 Jersey Shore to Sequim Wa. 2,966 miles! Towing a trailer! Two preschool children!

      Wallace GrommetWallace GrommetPäivä sitten
  • @10:15 this pretty much sums up driving Mercedes 🤣 just erase CELs and pretend nothing happened

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami3 tuntia sitten
  • Why didn't you go to an auto store and patch it with some jb weld putty?

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami3 tuntia sitten
  • Lucky. I wanted to buy this. Whatever. I'll buy a SL65 and strip 1000 LBs off that instead.

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami3 tuntia sitten
  • I noticed that at the beginning of your trip, the car was cautioning you that your coolant level was very low. There was also an active oil leak, but I did not see anywhere on the video where you checked the oil level. The engine seemed very smooth at the beginning of the video and unless there was low oil/low coolant, (which progressively got lower,) the engine should not have degraded/failed so fast. I suppose there is also the remote possibility of timing chain/guides failure?... (I do not know your total miles accrued, so I cannot wager a guess...) Severe misfires would be consistent for an engine with a timing chain/guides about to fail. While I have owned insane amounts of Mercs in my life time, I have never seen a Merc engine fail in the same fashion as a Chevy, Ford, Toyota, etc. (Throw a rod, etc.) Typically, the Merc engines will fail due to low coolant and/or low engine oil, and the major killer of Merc engines is the timing chain/guides. Given the leaks, etc., this car should have been shipped, then sorted out. I can't help but think that whatever killed this engine was likely avoidable?... Please know that I am not being critical, and I certainly feel for you.

    Mustafa StokelyMustafa Stokely4 tuntia sitten
  • Your boy looking under the hood with his hoodie "drawstrings" hanging while the engine was running scared the shit out of me. @21:42

    Andreas D'GreekAndreas D'Greek5 tuntia sitten
  • I bet that engine was keeping u warm!! Edit: fixed my typo

    402 SHO402 SHO5 tuntia sitten
  • Having trouble understanding why someone of your knowledge would not tow this from the start.........gets views i guess....

    Nathan ArnoldNathan Arnold8 tuntia sitten
  • You had do drive it.... its a bonding process that will mean the car will be either driveway art or your long term driver.... 👍😀

    GF04RCEGF04RCE9 tuntia sitten
  • Come on, you guys love this drama. I mean why else you use wear just hoodies in sub-freezing temps while complaining about how cold it is and driving home a vehicle with known issues you were warned about. For you guys this is FIworld gold. You love the drama. I mean who wants to see you drive a Lexus home with absolutely no issues for you to complain about?

    Novice MTBerNovice MTBer10 tuntia sitten
  • Hahaha. Love the sponsor intervention

    Gustavo HerreraGustavo Herrera12 tuntia sitten
  • Hoovie did well to 'sell' you this car!

    Bundu NettBundu Nett13 tuntia sitten
  • As a german, it appears absolutely crazy to me that gas stations without a water seperator exist. Feeling sorry for you and the CL. Definitely deserves better fuel :(

    Marvin QuastMarvin Quast13 tuntia sitten
  • Lol, you got burnt by Casey's gas?

    Carey TurnerCarey Turner15 tuntia sitten
  • Door/window function issues are likely due to broken wires in the door jamb expansion joint. That was the case on my CL55.

    Gary OneyGary Oney16 tuntia sitten
  • Ha!! Hey Alex! Remember when I bought your 40mpg C5 Vette and you did tech support on the way home for the exact same problem?? Stupid Midwest winter premium gas!!! I filled up about 10 miles from your house and 50 miles later I had maybe 5 cylinders firing! Heet fixed that right up too!!

    Jim BondJim Bond17 tuntia sitten
  • Why would you buy a car from Hoovie, and not bring tools? That's like trying to fail on purpose

    arcadeukarcadeuk17 tuntia sitten
  • I believe Hoovie said, and I quote, "No one should buy this car!" Lol. Longest road trip was 2600+ miles in a 05 sienna with 356,000 miles. Ran great there and back

    Andrew FletcherAndrew Fletcher18 tuntia sitten
  • I wouldn't call buying a car from Hoovie dumb. But maybe don't take pills you found in a car you didn't put there. Did they at least say the name of what you took on them?

    JBs GarageJBs Garage19 tuntia sitten
  • Only a fool and his money ever bought a German car in America.

    Daniel StaggersDaniel Staggers23 tuntia sitten
  • One of the main things that scare me from the AMG’s. The hydraulic suspensions

    Big MotorBig MotorPäivä sitten
  • Will never happen to me.

    jamewakkjamewakkPäivä sitten
  • Have gotten bad premium in the winter in my BMW as well had to have it towed it was misfiring so bad once we got a full tank of new gas in it with heet no more misfiring

    Shaun BaileyShaun BaileyPäivä sitten
  • When he took the engine cover off damn that's a hugeeee engine

    Shaun BaileyShaun BaileyPäivä sitten
  • This video sponsored by Dri-gas

    Wallace GrommetWallace GrommetPäivä sitten
  • What idiot doesn’t bring the code reader🙈 I can understand not bringing tools but come on it’s a fucking Mercedes

    fineskills1fineskills1Päivä sitten
  • If I'm super rich. I'm going to get all the CL63/65 and S63/65 Coupe from C215-C217. They're so elegant and powerful at the same time!

    Jamison ZJamison ZPäivä sitten
  • Can't wait for the update, especially since Chicago has been in the 40s ❤

    tano Vwtano VwPäivä sitten
  • Hi Alex, there's EVP at 0.25x video speed, my language Danish 3:18 'Der er grøften, pas på!' ('There's the ditch, be careful!'). The conclusion, perhaps, of what seems to be spirit stating what it could like owning what is now basically a historic Mercedes: 3:08 'The best', 3:09 'Bad system', 3:10 'Humble bat', 3:11 'Prison', 3:12 'Upset', 'Stealthy', 3:13 'Not a KIA', 3:15 'Fifty thousand dollars a year it's gonna cost..', 3:17 'We're just sacrifice..', 3:31 'Tak for din Bluetooth' ('Thanks for your Bluetooth'), 3:33 'Oksesteg' ('Roast beef'). A radio can function basically as a ghost box, this phenomenon can occur especially on the Internet, a dimension in itself, not reality but a parallel, non physical alternative 'reality', made purely of energy, as the afterlife. EVP can also happen directly in camera, as spirit can use the noise on the soundtrack to generate speech patterns. Respectful analysis Asatru shaman The Völve, Denmark PS Used to drive a 270D E-Class myself for four years when I worked as a taxi driver back in the 2000s, also owned a 123 200D and even drove a 3 liter 124 as a cab on country roads, the most solid Benz ever.

    Heid GandreiterHeid GandreiterPäivä sitten
  • Good advise on cars requiring premium fuel Alex. I always pick a high volume station whenever I fill up unless there is no other option. Requires a bit extra planning though. Sometimes you're in the middle of nowhere and don't have a lot of choices. A big red flag would definitely be premium costing substantially more money than regular.

    Jon SJon SPäivä sitten
  • Rule # 1 Never trust an old Mercedes

    Matouq BlilahMatouq BlilahPäivä sitten
  • Poor choices on top of poor choices. The engine is smoking, leaking, shaking, steaming and missing. They drive it anyways while saying "I dont want to hurt the engine...".

    Mud PuddleMud PuddlePäivä sitten
  • This was exciting haha all my money was on you not making in it hahaha

    victor CMvictor CMPäivä sitten
  • Congratulations on getting home! Really looking forward to seeing you work on this car.

    James HayJames HayPäivä sitten
  • This vid was possible by that paid content and nothing else! I just got sooooooooo tired of Alex hearing him say "we're not gonna make it" 20K times that I had to Fast-forward at least 10 minutes incl the paid content!!!! Yes, we all know you want some excitement and what not in your vids, but c'mone man.... This vid could have been tops 5 minutes long and over with.... but no.... "we're not gonna make it" was the fraise of the day!!! I sure hope you're not becoming one of those I-Like-To-Hear-My-Own-Voice-So-I-Keep-Repeating-Myself-20K-Times-Just-To-Get-A-20- + -Long-Vid-Just-To-Get-Paid-By-YT kinda A-holes out there!!!!!! Next time try to have more content than just "we're not gonna make it"

    V12S65AMGV12S65AMGPäivä sitten
  • You should make a special video about best long highways travel cars you had. That would be interesting.

    letbraskiletbraskiPäivä sitten
  • Brisbane Australia to Melbourne and vice versa, BMW X5 40D and Bmw 320D one stop for fuel 1700 klms each way. Listing to Fleetwood Mac, Now here you go again you want your freedom 🎵

    Michael HankeyMichael HankeyPäivä sitten
  • Last time I had my CL out, my ABC info light came on, I knew fluid could be low as I just changed the HP Expansion line under the core support. A quick button push from comfort to sport settings cleared it up enough to get me home. I parked it hoping the CL600 RennTech gods would correct it over the winter. :)

    Geoff RollandGeoff Rolland2 päivää sitten
  • I've never seen so much garbage about this chat/video/ ......BEWARE WHAT FEEDING?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson2 päivää sitten
  • See Below, why this person making such a point with this video of this car! Due the Math?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson2 päivää sitten
  • All I can say, he trying to devalue your Mercedes S65 for his own personal gain, why? They stop making this car in 2019 with a final edition. Hello!

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson2 päivää sitten
  • All I can say wow, If someone all about MONEY! Next, this car was $180,000.00 with budget of $2000.00, MAYBE your problems? IDIOT!

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson2 päivää sitten
  • You've got some good Karma there my man. Good for you. I'm glad the car got you home safely.

    Tony MontanaTony Montana2 päivää sitten
  • 22:30 I’m not kidding you want to know who’s responsible for that huge uptick in subs? The same guy who even made this video possible: Tyler Hoover (and the algorithm). But seriously, he’s been such a figure in the community.

    classicforrealclassicforreal2 päivää sitten
  • "The Best or Nothing..." -Mercedes marketing line. "Okay, I guess I'm getting nothing..." -owners of Mercedes that are a few years old

    olikat8olikat82 päivää sitten
  • Does it come in tobacco flavor? 😆

    A Rodd ParksA Rodd Parks2 päivää sitten
  • What a car that was! wish I would get one!

    Bogdan FedoreacBogdan Fedoreac2 päivää sitten
  • When can I expect to see a video on the repair of the ABC pump as I have the same exact issue on the same year

    Todd The Lone Droner Mummert sr.Todd The Lone Droner Mummert sr.2 päivää sitten
  • Shity gasoline over there... 99 octane in sweden

    Benny SoutukorvaBenny Soutukorva2 päivää sitten
  • Car wizard: just keep things topped up...dude...nah imma wing it in a car with a hugely expensive engine.

    Boog BoogBoog Boog2 päivää sitten
  • Mr Alex, I love the CL65 ever since Jeremy Clarkson reviewed it on Top Gear! As a viewer, it is so much fun to watch this car go from Hoovie, to CarTrek, to The Mercedes-Benz Mastertech of FIworld. What a wonderful journey! Very excited for the future videos!!

    John FredricksonJohn Fredrickson2 päivää sitten
  • In Germany, this car is very popular. Especially the CL 500 is currently getting a lot of hype. Among other things, triggered by gangster rappers. The rapper Gzuz has brought out a song called CL 500 and since then all the teens with a driver's license want this car. Unfortunately, he really has a lot of problems. Especially the ABC suspension. When it works it's fantastic but when it breaks down it gets very expensive. Many mechanics can't or won't fix it either. I don't recommend this car to anyone unless they have an unlimited budget. If you want a really cool alternative to this car without all the problems, then buy a CLK 500, a smaller version of the CL with a great engine and without the ABC suspension. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    NWO Shlomo GoldmannNWO Shlomo Goldmann2 päivää sitten
  • That cars not in Kansas anymore Toto.

    Dizzy RiderDizzy Rider2 päivää sitten
  • If Hoovie and Wizard can't fix the proble, just don't buy the car. In few weeks: This is the CL65 I bought from Hoovie. It works perfectly well, just changed this and that for around 45 bucks.

    JPTJPT2 päivää sitten
  • Great video😀

    Øyvind HanstadØyvind Hanstad2 päivää sitten
  • Cool stuff, u would think it would have a bad gas sensor.

    neil sternneil stern2 päivää sitten
  • 106 miles to Chicago full tank of gas half a pack of cigarettes its dark out and were wearing sunglasses....HIT IT

    Timothy CoteTimothy Cote2 päivää sitten
  • 20min of oh no its not going to make... oh no.. oh no....

    Chris JonesChris Jones2 päivää sitten
  • This was so stressful to watch. I loved it.

    _BonezGuevara__BonezGuevara_2 päivää sitten
  • Hey can anyone help me out? for my dodge charger srt8 Check engine light came on and says “Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 2” what do i do and what should i do ? Do i have to buy a new one?

    Xavier PereraXavier Perera2 päivää sitten
  • Nice video explaining why to buy a used lexus instead.

    bassandtrebleclefbassandtrebleclef3 päivää sitten
  • My 2021 G550 has the rest feature...so it isn’t totally gone

    335i101335i1013 päivää sitten
  • Please give that M275 some proper love and then take the CL back to Hoovies cul de sac and do some burnouts.

    zosoachilleszosoachilles3 päivää sitten
  • You sir are brave for driving that home, and in the snow no less. I had a W215 CL500 and I was always afraid the ABC system would piss itself one day, which it eventually did. I converted to coilovers and never worried about it after that.

    The Tenured PassholderThe Tenured Passholder3 päivää sitten
  • Looking forward for that engine removal..nice video man..

    Darshan ReebyeDarshan Reebye3 päivää sitten
  • What a noob

    OrganicaOrganica3 päivää sitten
  • your ABC system is losing hydraulic fluid.....i had the same issue, looks like u burned up the hydraulic pump

    Norvv MatthewNorvv Matthew3 päivää sitten
  • Excited to see this car fixed up and shredding tires

    Kurt AKurt A3 päivää sitten
  • If car misfires a lot just replace each individual coil pack right off the start. Yes you can do plugs and wires but make sure coil packs maybe even first. It’s an older Benz.

    C32usedC32used3 päivää sitten
  • could of gone to your favorite parts store got a obd2 scanner and cleared it its like 75.00 and you could of at least seen what was going on

    TheDemobus/Auto creator'sTheDemobus/Auto creator's3 päivää sitten
  • also when the truck come to fill the tanks at the gas station if its raining or snowing all that gets dropped in the tank depending how careless the delivery guy is

    TheDemobus/Auto creator'sTheDemobus/Auto creator's3 päivää sitten
  • ypur luckily the pump dident lock up ive seen and have had fluid leaks that locked pumps up do to no mote lubrication

    TheDemobus/Auto creator'sTheDemobus/Auto creator's3 päivää sitten
  • That front is sitting quite low. I would consider looking at the front pressure block for potential leaks

    star500estar500e3 päivää sitten
  • Definitely only you should've bought this example! In fact, if and when I do decide to own another MB, I will be sure to send it to you...your're hired 🙌🏽😄💯

    Euro Auto EnthusiastEuro Auto Enthusiast3 päivää sitten
  • Did you pass through my home town sterling?

    2erod7772erod7773 päivää sitten
  • 91 octane?? WTF!!!! In Norway the lowest octane you can get in the gas station is 95....

    JuletrefotenJuletrefoten3 päivää sitten
  • Glad you made it to safety

    Liviu BlaLiviu Bla3 päivää sitten
  • You should have got the 55K. The M113 is, by far and away, the engine to have!!!

    cfmatiascfmatias3 päivää sitten
  • Alex! Quick question. What brand and model scanner would you recommend for the DIY 2009 Mercedes Benz SL550 owner particularly with the intent of monitoring the health of your ABC Pump? As you have eluded to in numerous videos the ABC system can be a challenge for those that are new or unaware of its complexities and weaknesses. Thanks for knowledge you share. I think you and other youtubers do a great job of making the second hand MB ownership less intimidating... Thanks Bro!

    Emilio FigueiraEmilio Figueira3 päivää sitten
    • @Julian Doll Hey Julian, thanks for the tip. Ive heard of these softwares and I’m concerned I will inevitably run into some sort of software/computer/compatibility issues. I’ve tried other software from eBay and did not have a good experience. I was hoping for something more along the lines of a Autel MK808 or higher. Something that will let me access and read all the modules, communicate to as well as read, activate/test relays and solenoids and reset alerts/warnings etc. but not purchase more scanner than I need, if that makes sense. I felt that with this project Alex is taking on, he would encounter some of the same concerns I may one day have with my SL’s ABC suspension. Appreciate the quick reply and tip. Cheers Julian.

      Emilio FigueiraEmilio Figueira3 päivää sitten
    • Not Alex obv. but go ahead and google for "xentry passthru". Will allow you to use mb diagnostic software without the prohibitively expensive interface. A bit sketchy, just I'd just put it on an old laptop without personal data.

      Julian DollJulian Doll3 päivää sitten
  • haha she said "turn on the i50 east ramp to davenport." I'm in davenport.

    cazperzcazperz3 päivää sitten
  • HUMAN NOOO😷. NOOO!

    Adam CichanowskiAdam Cichanowski3 päivää sitten
  • my guess, if the motoroil is leaking so bad, the hydraulic lifters dont have enough pressure to open the valves as they should... about half way thru the video right now hehe

    jimmy vahvialajimmy vahviala3 päivää sitten
    • and that HEET thing you put in the tank, just use some e85 if you have it there

      jimmy vahvialajimmy vahviala3 päivää sitten
  • This just goes to show just because it’s an expensive V12 car doesn’t mean simple stuff can’t fix it.. These have very strong engines and transmissions...

    Undertaker FireUndertaker Fire3 päivää sitten
  • OMG i cant wait for more videos about this BEAST!

    R9 ChevernyR9 Cheverny3 päivää sitten
  • Learning videos.... I love it 👍🏼😎👍🏼

    Jerry PollakJerry Pollak3 päivää sitten
  • These "adventures" are so much fun to watch. Big Up!

    Vin DejonVin Dejon3 päivää sitten
  • what a lemon!!! (and an expensive one lol)

    Nuno SousaNuno Sousa3 päivää sitten
  • I'm going to blame the cold. My X3 drove just fine leaving a heated garage, into -10f temps. would not start (crank, no start). Used carly to clear an overpressure in the fuel system, fired right up. COLD WEATHER SUCKS. (so does bad gas)

    Dach's AutosDach's Autos3 päivää sitten
  • 1:30 nope 1998

    Sined LokiSined Loki3 päivää sitten
  • +++

    Andre GassetAndre Gasset3 päivää sitten
  • great video good to see how far this channel has come from when i 1sst starting watching well done. looking like a bad wiring harness on that drivers door 'could be wrong of course :)', used to replace a few of them back in the day for bad wiring in the hinged boot. here is the uk AMGs are recommended to run on 95 octane minimum! we have 95 or 99, im surprised to see you guys have such low octane. All the best from UK

    SPR AutosSPR Autos3 päivää sitten
  • 91 Octane fuel you call "premium"? You can't even buy 91 Octane in Germany any more. 95 minimum. Shell V-Power in germany is 100 Oktane. You can even get 102 Oktane at Aral stations.

    ichnafiichnafi3 päivää sitten
  • The wiring that goes to the door in that rubber boot can break same thing happened to me, its gona have exposed wires in there

    Blake MiltonBlake Milton3 päivää sitten
  • 10:19 every CL owner be like

    [Тaz] 14K.[Тaz] 14K.3 päivää sitten
  • wouldn’t putting 87 in a car with that high of a compression make the misfire worse because the engine has to retard time to run right? seems like a hard thing to do if it’s already misfiring.

    Tony SkafidasTony Skafidas3 päivää sitten
  • Do you not have Aaa? Just get it within 200 mi of home and have them tow it

    Dom's GarageDom's Garage3 päivää sitten
  • Fantastic video.

    Bob BobbyBob Bobby3 päivää sitten
  • hmm... both of my cars take premium. wonder if I can buy HEET at costco lol.

    TheFiremonkeymanTheFiremonkeyman3 päivää sitten
  • I find it difficult to even believe you got on that trip without laptop + STAR. Nevertheless, looking forward seeing that beast getting fixed and treated properly. Greets -5f from Arctic Circle

    Tatu VTatu V3 päivää sitten
  • The drama is building - and of course no one would ever stop at a Mercedes service business

    Marc LawrenceMarc Lawrence3 päivää sitten
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