Boy this even beats  a Cathey morning. I am still fixin to go out & detail
the black trim on my CD.
On Sep 7, 2015 11:24 AM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" <>

> In an effort to address the remaining items on my list for the 94 S420, I
> started in this morning around 8:30.
> First thing was to add a couple of resistors to the coolant temperature
> sensor for the auxiliary fans.  On the 95 and earlier W140 cars, there is a
> sensor on the top front of the M119 engine that provides the setpoint (100
> C) for the turning on of the auxiliary fans.  I added two 2.2k ohm
> resistors in parallel to get the desired 1.1k ohm resistance to lower the
> setpoint to around 92C.  Of course the little plastic connector body pretty
> much disintegrated when I attempted to disassemble it.  Something for the
> “list ‘o’ parts” to my dealer parts guy tomorrow.
> Next was the fuel filter.  I wasn’t looking forward to this, as I really
> hate working around gasoline, but….
> This car has the dual fuel pump setup with the filter that uses
> compression and banjo bolt fittings.  Fortunately, everything was neat and
> clean with no corrosion present.  One of the clamp screws for holding the
> filter and pumps in place was worn out, but with a good phillips bit and an
> offset screwdriver I was able to get enough torque on it to break it loose.
> Filter and fittings all came loose without much effort.  Go the caps form
> the new filter on the old one pretty quick, so the amount of gas that came
> out wasn’t bad, maybe half a cup or so. Got everything in place, tightened
> up and tested with no leaks.  Put the cover back on and done.
> I did find something on the old filter that shocked me a bit when I saw
> it.  I didn’t notice this until after I had removed it and it was draining
> in the pan:
> <
> And now that the garage is cleared out and car work is pretty much done
> for the weekend, I’m going to tear into my floor jack, I think.  That’s
> after I start the spouse’s birthday cake baking….
> Dan
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