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 a

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

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