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Old 09-06-2007, 10:34 PM
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w115 240D troubles and questions

nothing is as simple as it seams. here is my problem, the fule gauge isn't working so i went to the dismantler and got a sending unit... still doesn't work. is there a way to test the sending unit? what else could there be other then the gauge its self? i don't think there was a gauge in the car i took the sender out of.

now for a fun question. what is the foot pump to the left of the break peddle for?

anyother quarks of the w115 i need to know about?
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:49 PM
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the foot pump would be your windshield washer.

The instrument panels in those cars are particularly known for having grounding issues with the electrical guages.

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:54 PM
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The W115 is as simple as it gets. There can be issues with the vaccum in the dash for the A/C switchover.

Sounds like you replaced a bad sender with another bad sender.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:55 PM
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BTW, a quark is either a subatomic particle or a type of low-fat curd cheese. You probably meant quirk.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:27 PM
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BTW, a quark is either a subatomic particle or a type of low-fat curd cheese. You probably meant quirk.
The W115 is made up of a LOT of quarks.
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:28 PM
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fixed its self.
got up thismorning to take the car to school and tha gauge was working. i was having battery problems last night. had to jump it to get it in the garage to adjust the valves. so i left a battery charger on it. and its now working. everything is working as it should. I took the car to school and put it up on the lift. no major run or anything. the car looks great. I changed its oil... now that was a *****. that filter housing doesn't like to drop down. it got hung up on the frame and the oil pan. so i giggled it. and just as my teacher was walking by the dang thing gave free slipped out og my hands and dumped oil all over the shop.... oops. i had to use an air gun to take off the pil pan drain... some monkey before me torqued the crap out of it with a pair of channel locks... it was all scared up, but not to bad. got it installed and everything is working great now. still has blow-by but you can turn it off and turn it back on as many times as you want.

i think i'm going to drive the car to see my dad 2 hours from here as the final shake down cruse.

One other question. what is up with the air filter? i bought one from napa and its the wrong type. i think i have a oil bath filter. so what do i need to clean it?
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