Re: [MBZ] 240D success!

2013-07-14 Thread M. Mitchell Marmel
At 1:15 PM -0700 7/13/13, Curt Raymond wrote: Then I found a pivot point that also levers out in the wrong direction. I guess it needs a new bushing. Had a similar issue with a 450SEL once, but I made the discovery whilst broken down on the side of the interstate. I wound up putting a

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread MG
Ah ha. So the place I was looking only had the electric fans. That's why I couldn't find one. Now that I think on it I seem to remember seeing an electric clutch on a car in the UP. I'll have to go back there and take a closer look at it. Manfred Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:02:36 -0700 (PDT)

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick
Jumpeingr 5 and 7 is what the relay does, so your compressor is good and the clutch coil conducts enough to at least spin it, but that does not mean the KLIMA is good. As I said, the PBCU switches on the compressor by grounding the wire from the low pressure cutout switch, so if the KLIMA

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
If the ovp relay was bad you would also not have any tach or electronic idle control, correct? Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Peter Frederick psf...@earthlink.net wrote: Jumpeingr 5 and 7 is what the relay does, so your compressor is good and the clutch coil conducts

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick
More than one circuit in there, you can lose one but not the others, I think. Good luck, I hate tracing down automotive electrical problems! One last thought -- make sure the ground at the PBCU is good Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
So I ran a test wire from the plug on pressure switch to ground and compressor started up. So we either have a wiring issue to the pbu or a bunch of bad pbu's? Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Peter Frederick psf...@earthlink.net wrote: Jumpeingr 5 and 7 is what the relay

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick
That is what I would say. Check the ground wire for the PBCU -- no ground = no operation. I'd suspect the wiring on that age car though -- 95 was right in the middle of the magical disintegrating insulation period. Every wire in the car is subject to that problem, not just the engine

Re: [MBZ] Euro W126 500SEL on CL

2013-07-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 7:33 PM, Chris James c_ja...@gmx.com wrote: Came across this interesting gray market 500SEL on CL tonight. What caught my eye was the fact it's sitting so low at all for corners, I'm guessing it has the full Hydropneumatic suspension option! Yes, it does. Under the hood

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves - was: 240D success!

2013-07-14 Thread Fmiser
Curt wrote: Today I tried adjusting the valves, I'll not try that again until I get a proper set of wrenches... I use normal flat wrenches - except I have one ground thinner. I found the intakes all slightly loose (0.13mm) except for one that was perfect. Loose is good! Too loose and

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread Fmiser
Chris wrote: I wondered why they didn't put electric clutches on the larger engined cars. They are pretty neat perhaps offer better control of engine temps with a defined on-off signal from the temp switch. Maybe because an electric fan is more effective and should be easier to engineer

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread Fmiser
Chris wrote: I wondered why they didn't put electric clutches on the larger engined cars. They are pretty neat perhaps offer better control of engine temps with a defined on-off signal from the temp switch. Maybe because an electric fan is more effective and should be easier to engineer

[MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
I'm a little bit intrigued by this ad. Last year of the W126 so it's got all the incremental fixes, plus the better mileage of the six over a V-8?... but which version of the M103/104 is that? 3.0 or 3.2 liters, 12 or 24 valves? http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/3932524127.html Alex

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff
This should be your next car: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/1668139-fs-1988-mercedes-benz-300ce-lorinser.html#post5383062 On Jul 14, 2013, at 3:08 PM, Alex Chamberlain wrote: I'm a little bit intrigued by this ad. Last year of the W126 so it's got all the

Re: [MBZ] Euro W126 500SEL on CL

2013-07-14 Thread Chris James
Yeah, this CL find could easily eat up a couple thousand just getting the interior back in order, let alone the mechanicals.just have never seen an Euro car with the system over here before. On 7/14/2013 1:34 PM, Alex Chamberlain wrote: Good luck with that, I gave up on mine after dumping

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Chris James
Nice! IIRC, the 124 coupe got the 24V M104 first the 124 sedan/wagon followed in '93. The '91 126 still has the 12V M103. On 7/14/2013 3:18 PM, Dan Penoff wrote: This should be your next car:

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
It is the 103 3.0, very slow in a big 126, will be about the same mpg as a 420 Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 2:08 PM, Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com wrote: I'm a little bit intrigued by this ad. Last year of the W126 so it's got all the incremental fixes, plus the better

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Jul 14, 2013 12:41 PM, Chris James c_ja...@gmx.com wrote: Nice! Which is nice, the 126 I posted or the 124 boy-racer coupe Dan posted? The latter is only about five hours from me, and I could visit Clay on the way back and see his new W220... I'd probably be pricing Amtrak and Greyhound

[MBZ] 210 evap

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I am going to have to replace the evap on my 97 e300 I guess. After about 2-3 weeks it does not cool all that great. Evacuated and recharged again today, with air blowing and compressor running my sniffer goes off when probe put to center vents. If I put it in ec mode sniffer settles down, as

Re: [MBZ] w140 OR w220?

2013-07-14 Thread dseretakis
W113 good visibility too:) Sent from my iPhone On Jul 13, 2013, at 4:09 PM, clay redgh...@comcast.net wrote: I am really amazed at the visibility the R107 has with the top down. Sitting in a few other newer drop tops, the rear is too high to see out of. clay On Jul 12, 2013, at 7:13

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Chris James
They both are. Usually not a fan of modified cars, but didn't think the 300CE was too over the top. It could stand to loose the spoiler though (or be replaced with a smaller one). A lot of options present themselves if $3K is available to spend though Like this '94 E320 in my favorite Teal

Re: [MBZ] 210 evap

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick
Make certain you don't have a high pressure leak under the hood! It's possible for freon to go into the intake from a leak underneath the hood. Otherwise, yup, time for an evaporator. I hope this is a better job than in my 87 300D. Peter ___

[MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Rich Thomas
I got the new front brake rotors and calipers/pads on the 84 SD, spent like an hour bleeding the system, putting in new DOT4 fluid. Went around 3 times sucking fluid with the MityVac, was getting a tiny bit of air but it seemed mostly to be leaking around the bleeder threads (I did wrap them

Re: [MBZ] '91 300se?

2013-07-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Jul 14, 2013 2:52 PM, Chris James A lot of options present themselves if $3K is available to spend though Like this '94 E320 in my favorite Teal Blue metallic with optional rear shade: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3901200574.html There's a fair number of cheap '94-'95

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread dseretakis
Could there be a MC issue? Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 7:23 PM, Rich Thomas richthomas79TD300@.net wrote: I got the new front brake rotors and calipers/pads on the 84 SD, spent like an hour bleeding the system, putting in new DOT4 fluid. Went around 3 times sucking fluid with

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Craig
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:23:10 -0400 Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: Question: how do I get that last bit of air out? I have been successful on the other SD and the TD but this thing seems to be intransigent. Should I go around again and suck out more fluid? Or

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread M. Mitchell Marmel
At 3:14 PM -0500 7/13/13, Peter Frederick wrote: The fan is also kicked on in high speed by the temperature switch in the thermostat housing. Pull that wire off the switch and ground with the ignition on, fan must run on full speed. If not, it's the fan, the fuse, or the relay. Well, the

Re: [MBZ] 210 evap

2013-07-14 Thread WILTON
Yep Wilton - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 5:06 PM Subject: [MBZ] 210 evap I am going to have to replace the evap on my 97 e300 I guess. After

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread OK Don
Is it pre-ABS? If so, just open the bleeder valves and let gravity do the work - not going to introduce any air that way (not that I see hoe the mityvac would either). If that doesn't work, and the resevior doesn't get too low, you have a master cylinder to replace/rebuild. On Sun, Jul 14, 2013

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread OK Don
I don't think so, but you'll have to look that one up. On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM, M. Mitchell Marmel marme...@gmail.comwrote: At 3:14 PM -0500 7/13/13, Peter Frederick wrote: The fan is also kicked on in high speed by the temperature switch in the thermostat housing. Pull that wire

[MBZ] OT Flying People

2013-07-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel
Very cool trio of flying human drones soar and dart over New York. http://zanylol.com/flyingpeople.html ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel
Master cylinders love to go south just after you change rotors, calipers, pads etc. On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM, OK Don okd...@gmail.com wrote: Is it pre-ABS? If so, just open the bleeder valves and let gravity do the work - not going to introduce any air that way (not that I see hoe the

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Benz Hogs
Pick a flower and enjoy it's beauty on your dining table :) Luther KB5QHUForest Park, IL '98 ML320 Max (168,xxx mi) On 7/14/2013 6:23 PM, Rich Thomas wrote: Ideas welcomed, I don't want to loose my break petal! --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For

Re: [MBZ] Why is my ac not working?

2013-07-14 Thread Benz Hogs
I'll give you $500 for it. Luther KB5QHUForest Park, IL '98 ML320 Max (168,xxx mi) On 7/13/2013 9:40 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: I had one clutch fail, but have had many klimas fail. This one has me baffled. Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] Replacing the Gearshift Lever Bushing 91 300D 2.5T S124

2013-07-14 Thread Benz Hogs
That's the general idea. Larry, did you try a bit of soapy water on the bushing? That might help slide her in place. Luther KB5QHUForest Park, IL '98 ML320 Max (168,xxx mi) On 7/10/2013 10:37 PM, OK Don wrote: I actually found my shifter bushing installation tool while looking for a

[MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Joe Sasser
Well, as it says, I found a w140 turbo diesel today, and it's looking pretty good. I kinda remember these being not so common, so I'm wondering what the pros/cons would be? Kaleb, didn't you have one of these before? Thanks for all ya'lls help with all this. Joe

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Rick Knoble
On Jul 14, 2013, at 8:39 PM, Joe Sasser joesas...@mac.com wrote: I'm wondering what the pros/cons would be? Cons: An engine that will self destruct with bent rods, a wiring harness that will self destruct with heat and time, many complex computerized systems... Pros: A state of the art

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I have 3 or 4 of them right now. Make sure the engine has been replaced, or if not and its not burning oil yet, yank it out replace the rods and head gasket. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 8:39 PM, Joe Sasser joesas...@mac.com wrote: Well, as it says, I found a w140 turbo diesel

Re: [MBZ] Replacing the Gearshift Lever Bushing 91 300D 2.5T S124

2013-07-14 Thread OK Don
Also be certain that not part of the tool you are using is impeding the bushing on the back side! On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Benz Hogs benz-n-h...@gulseth.net wrote: That's the general idea. Larry, did you try a bit of soapy water on the bushing? That might help slide her in place.

Re: [MBZ] Replacing the Gearshift Lever Bushing 91 300D 2.5T S124

2013-07-14 Thread Craig
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:28:45 -0500 Benz Hogs benz-n-h...@gulseth.net wrote: That's the general idea. Larry, did you try a bit of soapy water on the bushing? That might help slide her in place. I used Vasoline petroleum jelly. Craig ___

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Craig
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:56:56 -0500 Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: I have 3 or 4 of them right now. Make sure the engine has been replaced, or if not and its not burning oil yet, yank it out replace the rods and head gasket. BTW, how is the one on which you replaced only one rod

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
It's doing just fine. It still uses some oil because #1 was already showing wear, but not as much as it was before. I have not been driving it lately, I need to do a full Martha poos treatment to it though Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 10:24 PM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Fan clutch

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick
No, the aux fan has it's own fuse. Also check to make sure the slow speed resistor is OK, else you won't have low speed. I found out today that the AC is fine on the TE, but the aux fan was jammed by an extra metal tab sticking out in an inappropriate place on the new condenser I put in

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Rich Thomas
Don't think so, was fine before. --R (sent from my miniPad) On Jul 14, 2013, at 7:37 PM, dsereta...@yahoo.com wrote: Could there be a MC issue? Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2013, at 7:23 PM, Rich Thomas richthomas79TD300@.net wrote: I got the new front brake rotors and calipers/pads on

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Scott Ritchey
The slow sinking pedal sounds more like a master cylinder (MC) problem than air in the lines. On an old MC the area routinely swept by the piston stays smooth but the untouched part of the cylinder can get rough enough to chew up the piston seal. So if the pedal gets pushed beyond the normal

Re: [MBZ] Brake bleeding

2013-07-14 Thread Craig
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:48:42 -0400 Scott Ritchey ritche...@nc.rr.com wrote: The slow sinking pedal sounds more like a master cylinder (MC) problem than air in the lines. On an old MC the area routinely swept by the piston stays smooth but the untouched part of the cylinder can get rough

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Rick Knoble
On Jul 14, 2013, at 10:35 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: I have not been driving it lately, Heck, don't you have a Chevy Sonic for a company car? Rick Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to