E500 135mph limiter..how to remove?

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Is it true that there are plans to implement limits on the entire system?
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cp wrote:

Let me say it this way: Looking in mid-1970s issues of German car magazine _auto motor und sport_ shows such a discussion.
IMHO the time to invent such a speed limit is over, the motorways are so crowded nowadays chances to drive really fast are relatively sparse in the daytime and also there are many local limits.
What do Frank and Christian think?
Juergen
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But it's amazing sometimes how fast crowded traffic moves :-)
On another topic, you have any opinions on late 80's 126 260SE with manual transmission?
cp
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I have moved this to a new thread
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dies gedichtet:

I don't know exactly. Imposing a general speed limit in Germany would be as unpopular as banning firearms in private households in Texas - the wide majority of people in Germany is against it. We have a socialdemocrat-green coalition ruling this country since 5 years by now, and their poll ratings are extremely bad. I doubt that they would dare to make such an unpopular step in that situation, which does not deliver any instant profit (decrease budget deficit, create more jobs, support public social security system). Unless there are daramatic changes in the public opinion, our next government will probably more conservative, and they would not dare to impose a general speed limit neither.
OTOH there are always proposals by the EU to impose an EU wide speed limit. This would be really bad, because most EU countries have 120 kph or less. Just some months ago the EU members decided to impose a system where it is possible to draw fines for speeding and other traffic "crimes" from foreigners in their home country. i.e. You run into a radar trap in France and German Police sends you the ticket. There was a lot of arguing against that in Germany, because usually traffic fines in other EU countries are much more strict than in Germany. It seems unlawful to many people that speeding by 20 kph costs you 50 bucks in Germany and an arm and a leg in France. So there is quite a strong movement to "harmonize" traffic laws all over Europe. This could mean a speed limit in Germany, although we have less lethal accidents per 1000 km than many other EU countries which have a limit.
I personally expect a limit (130 kph) within the next 5 years
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Of course in Britain we enjoy our really 'high' absolute linit of 112 km/h (70 mph), which is more honoured in the breach. Try driving out of London on a motorway on a Friday evening. I once experienced 90 mph bumper-to-bumper driving on all three lanes. Hairy! I had almost the same more often, but I don't drive much.
Rumour has it that the police favour a limit of 85 mph, but no government seems to want to take this step.
Britain's death rate is supposedly the lowest in Europe, at least on some measure, and is falling. Motorways are the safest of the roads. This has little to do with the speed limit but nobody has the guts to say that out loud and get the speed limit up.
On a tangent, just spent a few days around Frankfurt. Had an Opel 2.2 l diesel Signum (not bad inside, not pretty outside, GM Europe's Big New Hope) and managed to reach indicated 180 km/h no trouble, but not for long because of traffic and speed limits.
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Well, Juergen, you are (as always :-) ) right on this, I don't know too many Autobahns which allow high speeds for a significant distance at DAYTIME - but I have to admit that I am only very familiar with all Autobahns in the latitudes between Hannover and Frankfurt. I would give the A33 & A44 a try at daytime, but I have to say that the A7 (Kasseler Berge - you know waht I mean) at 4a.m. on a Sunday morning can be real fun!
Chris
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In European countries and probably everywhere else outside some US states the rule is that you drive on the nearside if you are not overtaking, regardless of speed.
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Even in Canada it's against the law to overtake on the right, but I doubt even cops know that here/
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It depends where you're driving. The road is suitable for that speed pretty much the whole way through, except there are speed restrictions for noise control. So some places have lots of restrictions, others have few....

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Please tell us what highways you use.

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Talk to some of the companies that specialise in so called "super chips", replacement programs for your engine management system. They will probably have the info you want. A modern vehicle like yours is unlikely to rely on a spring tension balance weight in the rotor arm or similarly crude mechanical device.
Have a look at http://www.evosport.com/product/perf/perf_mercedes_03.html#software
Your E500 is not listed, but I'd phone them up anyway if I were you. If they can't help they'll point you in the direction of someone who can.
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Can you let us know when you are making a journey, so we can stay safely at home?
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I originally asked the question of Salesman at Merc dealer and he gave the 135mph figure. I have since found out 155mph is top speed, thanks for all your responses!
I burn up the asphalt on trips thru New Mexico, never a cop around.
Grant
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Re: E500 135mph limiter..how to remove? Group: alt.auto.mercedes Date: Thu, Jul 24, 2003, 4:11pm (PDT+7) From: snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net I originally asked the question of Salesman at Merc dealer and he gave the 135mph figure. I have since found out 155mph is top speed, thanks for all your responses! I burn up the asphalt on trips thru New Mexico, never a cop around. Grant ***************************************************** Have your DNA on file with your Doc, so they can identify your charred/burned beyond recognition remains!
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 11:03:44 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Def Lizard) wrote:

    I'd like to apologize for my fellow Americans, who've been brainwashed by our government into believing that exceeding 55 mph will somehow result in the car exploding and creating a rip in the space/time continuum. Have fun, and drive safe (which isn't synonymous with driving SLOW everyone!).     Emanuel (sheesh!)
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When driven by Americans, on American roads, yes. I've seen grannys driving at over 130mph on autobahns, they think nothing of it. but then they are real (trained) drivers driving real cars on real roads.
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Chris,
Impressive! And I thought I had something I could smile about with my measely 191km/hr!
http://members.cox.net/dieselmerc/87_300D_119mph.jpg
I apologize for such a dirty car, but I cleaned it the next day. Except for that damn instrument sneeze shield... looks like someone took it out, sneezed on the INSIDE of it, then put it back in. Anyone know how to get it out? ;)
The best I did in that car was 126mph on the speedo, which I have heard SHOULD equal out to about 129mph from a GPS unit. That's redline for me... damn all of you with your 5 and 7 speed automatic gearboxes!
And to set the "record" straight, I got my only speeding ticket (yet) for going 88mph in a 70mph zone at 1:00 AM in the middle of deserted farm country. Sweet irony.
Unfortunately, it was a Honda that took my top speed away -- a 2003 Accord V6 I drove the other day. 134mph.
I envy you Germans! Mike
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Why is a 300D faster than a 380SE??? Were you going downhill or something? Richard

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IT JUST TAKES FOR EVER TO GET IT GOING THAT FAST. my SD was great at speed put the front end parts were close to needing to be replaced. little shaky
the case, minus a few cans!
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