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

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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.

    LegitStreetCarsLegitStreetCars5 päivää sitten
    • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 7,500 miles round trip solo. Across America and back from Los Angeles to Boston.

      semabe1semabe13 tuntia sitten
    • Bought beat up 2008 Chevy Silverado work truck and drove it from Dallas to Boston, 1800 miles, next day. Btw, cruise control did not work 😂

      PetePete8 tuntia sitten
    • 6100 miles in 8 days, 18 gold wing. 1647 miles in one day. ‘20 H2 SX.

      Christofono BrownChristofono Brown10 tuntia sitten
    • 2015 GLK250 Diesel . 9000 KM Toronto to Calgary and Back. 10 Days.

      Rui Wei LiRui Wei Li21 tunti sitten
    • About 6 000 miles, NJ to California and back in 2 weeks, 2012 Focus, back in 2013. I mentioned the idea to my wife, half joking, couple months later we were hitting the road!

      fordcontourfordcontour23 tuntia sitten
  • Can't wait for the update, especially since Chicago has been in the 40s ❤

    tano Vwtano VwTunti 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 Gandreiter2 tuntia 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 S6 tuntia sitten
  • Rule # 1 Never trust an old Mercedes

    Matouq BlilahMatouq Blilah7 tuntia 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 Puddle7 tuntia sitten
  • This was exciting haha all my money was on you not making in it hahaha

    victor CMvictor CM10 tuntia sitten
  • Congratulations on getting home! Really looking forward to seeing you work on this car.

    James HayJames Hay14 tuntia 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"

    V12S65AMGV12S65AMG14 tuntia sitten
  • You should make a special video about best long highways travel cars you had. That would be interesting.

    letbraskiletbraski15 tuntia 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 Hankey15 tuntia 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 Rolland16 tuntia sitten
  • I've never seen so much garbage about this chat/video/ ......BEWARE WHAT FEEDING?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson18 tuntia sitten
  • See Below, why this person making such a point with this video of this car! Due the Math?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson18 tuntia 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 Johnson18 tuntia 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 Johnson18 tuntia sitten
  • You've got some good Karma there my man. Good for you. I'm glad the car got you home safely.

    Tony MontanaTony Montana19 tuntia 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.

    classicforrealclassicforreal21 tunti sitten
  • "The Best or Nothing..." -Mercedes marketing line. "Okay, I guess I'm getting nothing..." -owners of Mercedes that are a few years old

    olikat8olikat821 tunti sitten
  • Does it come in tobacco flavor? 😆

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

    Bogdan FedoreacBogdan FedoreacPäivä 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.Päivä sitten
  • Shity gasoline over there... 99 octane in sweden

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

    Boog BoogBoog BoogPäivä 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 FIstream. What a wonderful journey! Very excited for the future videos!!

    John FredricksonJohn FredricksonPäivä 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 GoldmannPäivä sitten
  • That cars not in Kansas anymore Toto.

    Dizzy RiderDizzy RiderPäivä 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.

    JPTJPTPäivä sitten
  • Great video😀

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

    neil sternneil sternPäivä 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 CotePäivä sitten
  • 20min of oh no its not going to make... oh no.. oh no....

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

    _BonezGuevara__BonezGuevara_Päivä 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 PereraPäivä sitten
  • Nice video explaining why to buy a used lexus instead.

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

    335i101335i101Päivä sitten
  • Please give that M275 some proper love and then take the CL back to Hoovies cul de sac and do some burnouts.

    zosoachilleszosoachillesPäivä 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 PassholderPäivä sitten
  • Looking forward for that engine removal..nice video man..

    Darshan ReebyeDarshan ReebyePäivä sitten
  • What a noob

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

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

    Kurt AKurt APäivä 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.

    C32usedC32used2 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's2 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's2 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's2 päivää sitten
  • That front is sitting quite low. I would consider looking at the front pressure block for potential leaks

    star500estar500e2 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 Enthusiast2 päivää sitten
  • Did you pass through my home town sterling?

    2erod7772erod7772 päivää sitten
  • 91 octane?? WTF!!!! In Norway the lowest octane you can get in the gas station is 95....

    JuletrefotenJuletrefoten2 päivää sitten
  • Glad you made it to safety

    Liviu BlaLiviu Bla2 päivää sitten
  • You should have got the 55K. The M113 is, by far and away, the engine to have!!!

    cfmatiascfmatias2 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 Figueira2 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 Figueira2 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 Doll2 päivää sitten
  • haha she said "turn on the i50 east ramp to davenport." I'm in davenport.

    cazperzcazperz2 päivää sitten

    Adam CichanowskiAdam Cichanowski2 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 vahviala2 päivää sitten
    • and that HEET thing you put in the tank, just use some e85 if you have it there

      jimmy vahvialajimmy vahviala2 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 Fire2 päivää sitten
  • OMG i cant wait for more videos about this BEAST!

    R9 ChevernyR9 Cheverny2 päivää sitten
  • Learning videos.... I love it 👍🏼😎👍🏼

    Jerry PollakJerry Pollak2 päivää sitten
  • These "adventures" are so much fun to watch. Big Up!

    Vin DejonVin Dejon2 päivää sitten
  • what a lemon!!! (and an expensive one lol)

    Nuno SousaNuno Sousa2 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 Autos2 päivää sitten
  • 1:30 nope 1998

    Sined LokiSined Loki2 päivää sitten
  • +++

    Andre GassetAndre Gasset2 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 Autos2 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.

    ichnafiichnafi2 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 Milton2 päivää sitten
  • 10:19 every CL owner be like

    [Тaz] 14K.[Тaz] 14K.2 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 Skafidas2 päivää sitten
  • Do you not have Aaa? Just get it within 200 mi of home and have them tow it

    Dom's GarageDom's Garage2 päivää sitten
  • Fantastic video.

    Bob BobbyBob Bobby2 päivää sitten
  • hmm... both of my cars take premium. wonder if I can buy HEET at costco lol.

    TheFiremonkeymanTheFiremonkeyman2 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 V2 päivää sitten
  • The drama is building - and of course no one would ever stop at a Mercedes service business

    Marc LawrenceMarc Lawrence2 päivää sitten
  • Real question: 91 octane is considered premium fuel in the US?

    DiddystreetDiddystreet2 päivää sitten
    • I think they use different units for fuel too than us Europeans.

      Emil SöderholmEmil SöderholmPäivä sitten
  • This was the most boring episode of Roadkill ever :D

    Casey BrannonCasey Brannon2 päivää sitten
  • Just turn on the music and pretend that everything is ok - my life’s motto:)

    Cezary BłaszczakCezary Błaszczak2 päivää sitten
  • I know even if you had a scan tool with you you couldn’t do much in negative weather but why didn’t you have spare hydraulic oil for the trip! You probably didn’t hurt the cats since the misfire probably turned off injectors until you key cycled. Glad it was only water in the fuel.

    David RaezerDavid Raezer2 päivää sitten
  • This would have a perfect "Twilight Zone" episode.....

    Joebiz24Joebiz242 päivää sitten
  • I saw this car on Hoovies and told him he should reach out to you ....as I knew you would be the man for the job..... Loves these cars...I had a CL55 AMG.... back in the day..

    RJ HawkRJ Hawk2 päivää sitten
  • Got to Love them Mercedes Benz ❤

    s55 AMGs55 AMG2 päivää sitten
  • If it’s just the drivers door window that does work, you need to have the module reflashed. Mercedes star will be required. It worked to fix the window on my car and is somewhat common issue. The dealers try selling you a replacement door module.

    Dana BrownDana Brown2 päivää sitten
  • Hoovie is the worst used car dealer ever...

    Matthew KestersonMatthew Kesterson2 päivää sitten
  • Gas fuel injection .

    s55 AMGs55 AMG2 päivää sitten
  • Can't even get good gas in US what? Sound more like Eastern European country

    iGMASiGMAS2 päivää sitten
  • NGL this project has given me renewed enthusiasm for this channel... That HEET is a great thing to have in your roadtrip kit.

    dan mackintoshdan mackintosh2 päivää sitten
  • 87 octane? LOL! In Sweden we only have 95 and 98, your gas is as week as your beer. ;)

    Kingsfield71 !Kingsfield71 !2 päivää sitten
  • Slammed you say? I once drove 250 miles home with the shocks fully compressed because the valves froze. It was like driving a 2000 pound FWD go-kart.

    Samira PeriSamira Peri2 päivää sitten
  • I'd still buy one. ❤️

    bassel .mbassel .m2 päivää sitten
  • guys, as former MB tech you should know that the V12 drops into limp mode if any major issues on the ABC or SRS come up. this makes it shake like Bitc** and you can floor it with very little response. I had a W220 that had ABC failure and dropped into limp, same also had the 2 buck oil cooler o ring go needing 7K of engine strip down to replace. I also have a W221 that had an ABC strut sensor fail, again the car dropped into limp, missfired like hell. you could have cleared the F errors every few miles on the climate control tech menu to get some smooth running

    Steve PowellSteve Powell2 päivää sitten
  • What a great video looking forward to you saving the AMG

    Alan ThompsonAlan Thompson2 päivää sitten
  • Why this guy is coping Hovie Garage® labels on video thumbnail?

    Kodi BrehdonKodi Brehdon2 päivää sitten
  • This one should be interesting. Good luck.

    Eddie ForceEddie Force2 päivää sitten
  • Hey Alex, are you familiar with Benzninja.com? Is it legit?

    CORZER0CORZER02 päivää sitten
  • Do you know anything or have worked on diesels? If so what’s your input on a 2020 GM L5P engine?

    Haddon SmithHaddon Smith2 päivää sitten
  • PLEASE DO ALL OF US A BIG FAVOR TOSS UR AMG IN THE GARBAGE 🗑 WERE IT BELONGS 😂 Anyways I’m pretty sure U TUBE is paying u for them video’s so some what this car is worth it I guess basically just to make videos $$

    Manny CarvalhoManny Carvalho2 päivää sitten
  • Alex I'm avidly following the series hoping to learn a few things for my cl600.

    David MooreDavid Moore2 päivää sitten
  • I had a CL long time ago, love the solid feeling.

    D ChanD Chan2 päivää sitten
  • Did you try disconnecting the battery? (Wrote this 10min into the video).

    Pana GiotisPana Giotis2 päivää sitten
  • Film a whole garage clean up~!

    SimonSimon2 päivää sitten