Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-10 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: To the best of my knowledge, failed oiler tubes won’t cause oil pressure to drop in the main gallery, just at the heads and lifters. The typical symptom is lifter noise, as the failure of a tube or two causes oil pressure to drop in the oil gallery feeding the

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-10 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I know a couple of people you can get the aluminum ones from for $200 shipped with new O rings. That's pretty much the market price on Benzworld these days. You're going to go in there, you might as well do them all Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 10, 2015, at 1:26 PM, Mitch Haley via

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
To the best of my knowledge, failed oiler tubes won’t cause oil pressure to drop in the main gallery, just at the heads and lifters. The typical symptom is lifter noise, as the failure of a tube or two causes oil pressure to drop in the oil gallery feeding the lifters. More likely to be a bad

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-09 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: More likely to be a bad oil pressure sender, which is not uncommon in the W140 chassis. In fact, I had to change the one on my S420, but more because it was leaking. The gauge was still working properly. Easy job, takes all of about 10 minutes if that. I

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Directly behind the alternator towards the middle of the car. It comes off the bottom of the oil filter housing where it meets the engine. If you get under the car, just find the alternator and follow the harness back towards the firewall. It's right there. That guy in the W140 forum is

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-09 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
On June 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: That guy in the W140 forum is disgusting. grin He must have more money than he knows what to do with, as everything he does is with the factory tools or Hazet stuff. Must be nice He does do some nice

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That's pretty much what I saw in the examples of why you shouldn't use a pleated filter. Lots of them that looked like they disintegrated or just blew apart. Nothing but fleece for my car after seeing that Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 8, 2015, at 2:46 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread Bob Rentfro via Mercedes
Pleats are no bueno. I had a free service coupon for a reputable shop very near my home. This fellow has done work for me on any non-MB vehicles I've owned. So I took in my '08 CLK 350 for a service and I had all the correct filters in the front seat. When I walked over to pick up the car, the oil

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I fixed it. --R On 6/8/15 3:14 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Got a heartfelt apology from the guy by my house and he told me he owes me a new engine. Bob R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, what little I found around the inter web suggests that the pleated paper filters aren't up for the change intervals and as a result the media breaks down and fails. Also saw some comments about the fleece, particulate size, and compatibility with synthetic oils. Interesting. I'll

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Yeah, what little I found around the inter web suggests that the pleated paper filters aren't up for the change intervals and as a result the media breaks down and fails. Also saw some comments about the fleece, particulate size, and compatibility with synthetic

Re: [MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-08 Thread clay via Mercedes
I think the fleece is the real deal and the pleats are not going to do the job as needed. It looks like the pressure exerted on the old filter was enough to crush it. I have not been able to find an oil pressure in the drop down menu. Maybe you can suck it out with a code reader? Your