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

20 feb. 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.

    LegitStreetCarsLegitStreetCars15 dagen geleden
    • 1,800km [1,118 miles] c63 w204 😃

      Tony LauTony Lau2 dagen geleden
    • 1,800km [1,118miles] c63 w204 😃

      Tony LauTony Lau2 dagen geleden
    • Drove Chicago to Denver, Denver to Salt Lake, Salt Lake to Moab, Moab to Denver, and the Denver to Chicago within 10 days. Put about 3000 or so miles on a 2019 Audi Q8.

      The Sounds of the SuburbsThe Sounds of the Suburbs6 dagen geleden
    • 5500 miles, 2014 Corolla

      Biig DaddyBiig Daddy7 dagen geleden
    • My 1992 Geo Prizm, maybe 40 miles... I'm 17...

      Harrison McCollumHarrison McCollum8 dagen geleden
  • Dear Alex! Is it true that american V8 engines have a distiguishable firing order different to that of german V8s?

    Liten FaraLiten FaraDag geleden
  • Nice job I know the feeling..always easier to watch and pin point what the problem is then when you are in the arena with sweat blood and tears going on in the battle! Glad she got you home 🤘🥃🥃

    Keith BrumaginKeith Brumagin3 dagen geleden
  • Nice video. I feel your pain about the running rough issue. I own a 2002 Lincoln LS with the 3.9L Jaguar V-8 in it. If I fill up at the wrong station. I get check engine light flashing. Coil pack replacement. So I am sticking to either Shell 93 or Marathon 93.

    P IP I3 dagen geleden
  • Amazing that you figured out that it was water in the gas that would’ve been the last thing I would’ve thought off and I’ve been a Mechanic a long time it would’ve been one of my thoughts but not on the road looking forward to the next one Alex

    Brian KoundryBrian Koundry3 dagen geleden

    Chris EvansChris Evans3 dagen geleden
  • One time I put E85 gas in my Chrysler 300S thinking it was the same as E15... oops! Check engine light went on and the sound was terrible. But as soon as I was able to dilute it with some REAL gas, everything went back to normal.

    Tosh_369Tosh_3694 dagen geleden
  • Actually, Distronic was introduced in 1999 on the W222 S class!

    ChaosZombie999ChaosZombie9994 dagen geleden
  • Ugh problems as always

    armando patanearmando patane5 dagen geleden
  • The Car Wizard was spot on with this car, good on Hoovie for moving it on

    lu tomsonlu tomson5 dagen geleden
  • mercedes, im over it. it just doesnt inspire confidence - so many issues

    Amir KazemiAmir Kazemi5 dagen geleden
  • Had one of these beasts 8 grand spend in 12k miles on the Damn abc issues in 3 years. Should’ve just replaced the whole system but they did not make the kit with the addition of sway bars back then. Heck of a car though

    E SE S6 dagen geleden
  • You had to floor it! Italian tune up.

    Thomas LibonatiThomas Libonati6 dagen geleden
  • Guys like you save me soooo much money! Thanks for reminding me NOT to buy an old German car with more than 6 cylinders.

    Ron MacRon Mac6 dagen geleden
  • Haha, wish I would have warned you to NEVER buy gas at a Casey’s. I even feel bad putting that stuff into a rental car. Kum & Go or BP are about the only places I will get gas here. I wish we could get 93 octane here but we kind of suck. Looked like you were near Iowa City though so there should have been plenty of options including a Mercedes dealership with the hydraulic fluid in stock 👍

    au2bahnau2bahn6 dagen geleden
  • This is the automotive equivalent of The Blair Witch Project, except scarier.

    The Motor TradeThe Motor Trade6 dagen geleden
  • How do you not bring your scanner? 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️😂

    Ryan CrossRyan Cross6 dagen geleden
  • What was with the added drama by not getting out of your drivers door? Lol. Was it because of the window sync, or did you notice or remember that if you open door too far you might stretch the door harness? Just curious that was funny to me..

    Ryan CrossRyan Cross6 dagen geleden
  • I have a phobia of any road trip I take turning into this.

    Randy HallRandy Hall6 dagen geleden
  • You know what your doing and what your saying.

  • 13:46 Loose bolt? Ninja or Wizard has some explaining to do.

    Ronald SantosRonald Santos7 dagen geleden
  • Can't wait to see this project!

    Jesse Dixon PridgenJesse Dixon Pridgen7 dagen geleden
  • Bad gas in winter?? Never heard Of this happening. Also live in Phoenix/Vegas and Yuma. Where we get brutally cold winters.

    Juan CJuan C7 dagen geleden
  • Had the same issue with my BMW X5 with the 4.4 V8. Misfiring on multiple cylinders. Now we gotta be really careful where we buy premium

    MrTruthAddictMrTruthAddict7 dagen geleden
  • He would never have been able to diagnose this issue if he would have transported the car on a trailer.

    Kwistenbiebel200Kwistenbiebel2007 dagen geleden
  • How about buying from high quality refiners?

    Buzz PedrottiBuzz Pedrotti7 dagen geleden
  • i was glad to see that you made it.Yes its good to take these challenges ahead,but its a lot of headache also :D

    MeisnerMeisner7 dagen geleden
  • That rest feature is so cool , you can even use it in summer to cool motor faster for racing applications

    Tomislav LulicTomislav Lulic7 dagen geleden
  • I'm in Rockford Illinois. I have road tripped for 2 different vehicles, to Portland Oregon for my 2001 Dodge Diesel and to Philadelphia Pa. for my 1985 Porsche 928S Euro. If you ever need help retrieving another vehicle, let me know...

    glmoore001glmoore0017 dagen geleden
  • Does it make sense to buy regular gas and add some octane booster to the fuel????

    Bernarda FloresBernarda Flores7 dagen geleden
  • Good point regarding premium fuel during winter, it happen to me 1 time.

    Bernarda FloresBernarda Flores7 dagen geleden
  • This is vice grip garage for the rich

    Shane BassenShane Bassen7 dagen geleden
    • Haha. It was 10k!

      LegitStreetCarsLegitStreetCars7 dagen geleden
  • You need to have a trip bag with some basic tools not the first time you have been caught out great video. Also props for picking the fuel issue it was running through my head as Hoovie never had that issue. thx for fun video your content is improving all the time. glad you made it home safe it should be a great build

    meggala vk3kttmeggala vk3ktt7 dagen geleden
  • German cars are garbage! 👎🤮

    benjamin82hbenjamin82h7 dagen geleden
  • Endless Money Pit...

    Thong TranThong Tran7 dagen geleden
  • Great vid. Actually turned out to be evidence of the great build quality of Mercedes engines.

    Alonzo HarrisAlonzo Harris7 dagen geleden
  • The typical iron curiosly surprise because liquid conceptually sound next a assorted trumpet. old-fashioned, steadfast cello

    Bob ButlerBob Butler7 dagen geleden
  • Low octane fuel on a already misfiring engine.. terrible idea. You’re going to detonate the crap out of it.

    Gustavo HerreraGustavo Herrera8 dagen geleden
  • Don’t pass trucks on the right. By patient.

    Pierce TidwellPierce Tidwell8 dagen geleden
  • That was scary, glad you made it home!

    Atoool KAtoool K8 dagen geleden
  • KANSAS TO CHICAGO = 11 hours..dude did you take the scenic route?

    Tripp RogersTripp Rogers8 dagen geleden
  • on hoovies channel it's all fun and rosie. In this video I've seen the reality of buying hoopites :D

    The BoysThe Boys8 dagen geleden
  • what a fantastic episode, its so interesting to see the realities of running something like a 65. Good shout to recognise the fuel contamination. Entertaining as always.

    MkosmoMkosmo8 dagen geleden
  • Don’t get jacked in Chicago. Place is out of control. Good video.

    Brooklyn in The Rare old TimesBrooklyn in The Rare old Times8 dagen geleden
  • @10:15 this pretty much sums up driving Mercedes 🤣 just erase CELs and pretend nothing happened

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami8 dagen geleden
  • Why didn't you go to an auto store and patch it with some jb weld putty?

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami8 dagen geleden
  • Lucky. I wanted to buy this. Whatever. I'll buy a SL65 and strip 1000 LBs off that instead.

    Hydro TsunamiHydro Tsunami8 dagen geleden
  • 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 Stokely9 dagen geleden
  • 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'Greek9 dagen geleden
  • I bet that engine was keeping u warm!! Edit: fixed my typo

    402 SHO402 SHO9 dagen geleden
  • Having trouble understanding why someone of your knowledge would not tow this from the start.........gets views i guess....

    Nathan ArnoldNathan Arnold9 dagen geleden
  • 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 dagen geleden
  • 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 NLworld 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 MTBer9 dagen geleden
  • Hahaha. Love the sponsor intervention

    Gustavo HerreraGustavo Herrera9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Quast9 dagen geleden
  • Lol, you got burnt by Casey's gas?

    Carey TurnerCarey Turner9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Oney9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Bond9 dagen geleden
  • Why would you buy a car from Hoovie, and not bring tools? That's like trying to fail on purpose

    arcadeukarcadeuk9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Fletcher9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Garage9 dagen geleden
  • Only a fool and his money ever bought a German car in America.

    Daniel StaggersDaniel Staggers9 dagen geleden
  • One of the main things that scare me from the AMG’s. The hydraulic suspensions

    Big MotorBig Motor9 dagen geleden
  • Will never happen to me.

    jamewakkjamewakk9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Bailey10 dagen geleden
  • When he took the engine cover off damn that's a hugeeee engine

    Shaun BaileyShaun Bailey10 dagen geleden
  • This video sponsored by Dri-gas

    Wallace GrommetWallace Grommet10 dagen geleden
  • What idiot doesn’t bring the code reader🙈 I can understand not bringing tools but come on it’s a fucking Mercedes

    fineskills1fineskills110 dagen geleden
  • 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 Z10 dagen geleden
  • Can't wait for the update, especially since Chicago has been in the 40s ❤

    tano Vwtano Vw10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Gandreiter10 dagen geleden
  • 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 S10 dagen geleden
  • Rule # 1 Never trust an old Mercedes

    Matouq BlilahMatouq Blilah10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Puddle10 dagen geleden
  • This was exciting haha all my money was on you not making in it hahaha

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

    James HayJames Hay10 dagen geleden
  • 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"

    V12S65AMGV12S65AMG10 dagen geleden
  • You should make a special video about best long highways travel cars you had. That would be interesting.

    letbraskiletbraski10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Hankey10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Rolland10 dagen geleden
  • I've never seen so much garbage about this chat/video/ ......BEWARE WHAT FEEDING?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson10 dagen geleden
  • See Below, why this person making such a point with this video of this car! Due the Math?

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Johnson10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Johnson10 dagen geleden
  • You've got some good Karma there my man. Good for you. I'm glad the car got you home safely.

    Tony MontanaTony Montana10 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    classicforrealclassicforreal11 dagen geleden
  • "The Best or Nothing..." -Mercedes marketing line. "Okay, I guess I'm getting nothing..." -owners of Mercedes that are a few years old

    olikat8olikat811 dagen geleden
  • Does it come in tobacco flavor? 😆

    A Rodd ParksA Rodd Parks11 dagen geleden
  • What a car that was! wish I would get one!

    Bogdan FedoreacBogdan Fedoreac11 dagen geleden
  • 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.11 dagen geleden
  • Shity gasoline over there... 99 octane in sweden

    Benny SoutukorvaBenny Soutukorva11 dagen geleden
  • Car wizard: just keep things topped up...dude...nah imma wing it in a car with a hugely expensive engine.

    Boog BoogBoog Boog11 dagen geleden
  • 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 NLworld. What a wonderful journey! Very excited for the future videos!!

    John FredricksonJohn Fredrickson11 dagen geleden
  • 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 Goldmann11 dagen geleden
  • That cars not in Kansas anymore Toto.

    Dizzy RiderDizzy Rider11 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    JPTJPT11 dagen geleden
  • Great video😀

    Øyvind HanstadØyvind Hanstad11 dagen geleden
  • Cool stuff, u would think it would have a bad gas sensor.

    neil sternneil stern11 dagen geleden
  • 106 miles to Chicago full tank of gas half a pack of cigarettes its dark out and were wearing sunglasses....HIT IT

    Timothy CoteTimothy Cote11 dagen geleden
  • 20min of oh no its not going to make... oh no.. oh no....

    Chris JonesChris Jones11 dagen geleden