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Old 01-29-2008, 07:08 PM
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Just Bought A 1999 E300

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We just bought a 1999 E300.The car is blue over beige MB-Tex.I have a few questions.The glow plug light turns off allowing me to start the car normally,then after a few seconds the glow plug light comes back on.The car runs fine.What could this be?

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:28 PM
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Hi,
We just bought a 1999 E300.The car is blue over beige MB-Tex.I have a few questions.The glow plug light turns off allowing me to start the car normally,then after a few seconds the glow plug light comes back on.The car runs fine.What could this be?
It must indicate a fault. I'm sure someone will chime in.

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:30 PM
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It's probably a bad relay. Do the plugs come on? Does the lamp go out once the plugs shut off?
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:03 PM
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Hi,
Yes the glow plugs go on,then go off allowing me to start the car.After the car is on,after a few seconds,the glow plug light comes back on.
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Just take a minute with a meter to verify it is just the light coming back on and not the glow plugs as well.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:52 PM
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Check the resistance on all the plugs ,since i have 1 bad one the light comes on for a short time after the engine is running. It is explained in my owners manual that is an indication of a fault in the system,was my first tip off that i had a bad plug. My $.02 Don
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Indicates a fault with one or more glow plugs, or associated circuitry.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:29 PM
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Drive to Bryan, OH and I will teach how to do everything that requires the removal of the intake manifold on a 606. Fuel o-rings. fuel lines, glow plugs, muffler bearings (changing tires is about the only thing that does not require removal of the intake) I can remove a W210 turbo intake in less than twenty minutes....
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:36 PM
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Drive to Bryan, OH and I will teach how to do everything that requires the removal of the intake manifold on a 606. Fuel o-rings. fuel lines, glow plugs, muffler bearings (changing tires is about the only thing that does not require removal of the intake) I can remove a W210 turbo intake in less than twenty minutes....

Now that's a nice offer there......
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On my 97 e300 it indicated a weak glow plug(s). They had been in for over 60k when I bought the car, had the manifold off for intake cleaning so I replaced them all and the issue went away.

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