[MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
So the issues finally come to an end, and Im a little put off by my stupidity... Took the car to my trusted indie shop. After two hours of troubleshooting, they came back and said the MAF was sketchy and all of the hoses on the top of the engine were questionable. Fine. I drive it home and

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Actually, it is normal in this climate. I found on several occasions where the car was parked for 3-4 days (or more) that condensation would sometimes collect in the distributor caps, but a good hard drive would burn it out. This was especially common when my son had the car at school, as the

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2015 6:01 AM Subject: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved So the issues finally come to an end, and Im

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Not solved. Where did all this moisture come from? That's not normal. Is the crankcase ventilation plugged up such that a little bit of the blowby was coming 'round the shaft? Did you hose down the engine a little too vigorously? Ford any streams? Buy the car in Florida, 'cheap'? -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Is that one of the reasons why Poos normally recommends the 1996-1999 cars with coils on plugs? Mitch. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery Solved

2015-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Absolutely. Stupid simple to work on, maintain or repair. Dan On Jun 14, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is that one of the reasons why Poos normally recommends the 1996-1999 cars with coils on plugs? Mitch.

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery

2015-06-05 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Dan writes: see if I can find the plan for a DIY smoke tester - this is something that is a big help and could use occasionally.‎ ‎ ‎ You are working on a Mercedes, correct?  I thought the smoke detector was used exclusively on Lucas electrical parts. Although, it is usually quite obvious

[MBZ] S500 Mystery

2015-06-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Got the car back from the trusted indie shop. They spent two hours of diagnostic time on it and found that the MAF is probably bad and there are a number of vacuum leaks in all of the lines that run across the top of the engine and probably the boot at the bottom of the MAF. This is good

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery

2015-06-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Titanium tetrachloride makes smoke as it evaporates. We used it in the wind tunnels to visualize flow. We'd dip a swab into some and stick it in the airflow and as it evaporated it made white smoke, easily seen. It lasted a while. Not sure where you get it now, I guess the webs would be

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery/vacuum leaks

2015-06-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
My favorite indie uses a water hose to find vacuum leaks. Simple. You spray water around until the engine runs faster. sealing the leak with water makes the mixture richer, so the engine runs faster. I could not believe it. I did not want to hose water around the coil , distributor etc,

Re: [MBZ] S500 Mystery

2015-06-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I thought starter fluid was used to find leaks in gasoline car vacuum systems? Spray a little in a spot, see if idle speed picks up, spray another spot... -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives