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Old 02-29-2012, 05:24 PM
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W201 Technical DIY Wishlist

Good Afternoon fellas,

As some of you may be aware Pelican Parts has produced hundreds of DIY technical articles for German Car enthusiasts and a few books as well. Were in the process of finishing 50 DIY articles for the 210 chassis that will be published on the forum in the very near future.

We would like to know what types of DIY projects each of you would be interested in learning for the 201 chassis. We will take your input into consideration as we continue to produce more technical content. Feel free to start new threads with other chassis to request DIY projects, if we see a lot of requests for specific projects or chassis's in the other threads we will do our best to cover them for all of you.

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:31 PM
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I have a service manual I can upload
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:52 AM
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There are classic jobs with the W201 chassis.

1) M103 headgasket
2) Heater core leaks
3) Sunroof motor & teleflex cable repair
4) Window regulators
5) Door checks
6) Miscellaneous lights and bulbs (center console, HVAC)
7) Handbrake adjustment
8) Front and rear suspension bushings, ball joints, thrust arms, dampers
9) Subframe bushing
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:07 PM
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1) M103 headgasket
2) Heater core leaks
3) Sunroof motor & teleflex cable repair
4) Window regulators
5) Door checks
6) Miscellaneous lights and bulbs (center console, HVAC)
7) Handbrake adjustment
8) Front and rear suspension bushings, ball joints, thrust arms, dampers
9) Subframe bushing
10) Speedometer Cable Replacement
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:57 PM
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The climate control system troubleshooting. I would cherish DIY details that can be viewed. The manual on cd is a definite bummer for me! Also, I would like to see the electrical schematics where they can be comfortable viewed.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:24 PM
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+1 climate control troubleshooting. Identify the weaknesses of this car and you will have your to-do list. The climate control is a major weakness.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:30 PM
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Actually the service manual is free to view..right from Mercedes..

http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/doclist.jsp
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:04 PM
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It's there ok, but my issue with it I have, is you cannot read the photos. A lot of the instructions overlap. Trying to page it together is such a challenge from the different years. Some of the information for the years is covered up on top, and you don't know what is what. Then after awhile you just want to pitch it. The thing about it in my opinion is they are up there in age. The plastics and what not are fragile, and I don't like to initiate unnecessary damage. The cost is a factor in it, as well. It's not like when they were metal, and you could straighten out the trial & error issues, and everything held together.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:16 AM
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Ignition tumbler R&R (including when it will no longer turn)
Control pressure cable adjustments
Idle troubleshooting
Waterpump replacement
Rear wheel bearings R&R
Shifter linkage bushings
Neutral safety switch R&R
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:59 PM
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I have a service manual I can upload

I appreciate the offer however we can't post copyrighted material.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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Actually the service manual is free to view..right from Mercedes..

http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/doclist.jsp
Evidently my link doesnt work.

Go here: STAR TekInfo

Then Click on the left side:
MB Workshop Resources: Service Manual Library CD/DVD

Direct Link to 201:
http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/11832/?requestedDocId=11832
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89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
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93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:43 PM
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This is all great feedback. Were also looking into offering DIY content for the W202 as well.

We will be offering a lot more parts to the community on-line in the near future with an improved site. The site will be a lot more user friendly so members will be able to order on the web with ease and we will still offer phone sales support as well.

If anyone would like us to offer and specific products or brands lets me know and I'll see what I can do. I had quite a few requests for Baldwin filters so were working on offering that brand on the site in the very near future.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:02 PM
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I don't know about the rest of the forum, but I would definitely like to see the wood paneling for the interior of our older benzes offered. I can't find them anywhere. Also, the interior door panels. A lot of emphasis has been put on getting quality parts to ensure that the cars are running at optimal performance, but I would also like to keep my car looking nice as well.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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1) M103 headgasket
2) Heater core leaks
3) Sunroof motor & teleflex cable repair
4) Window regulators
5) Door checks
6) Miscellaneous lights and bulbs (center console, HVAC)
7) Handbrake adjustment
8) Front and rear suspension bushings, ball joints, thrust arms, dampers
9) Subframe bushing
10) Speedometer Cable Replacement
11) Climate Control Diagnostics / Repairs
12) Ignition tumbler R&R (including when it will no longer turn)
13) Control pressure cable adjustments
14) Idle troubleshooting
15) Water Pump replacement
16) Rear wheel bearings R&R
17) Shifter linkage bushings
18) Neutral safety switch R&R

Condensed for easy readin..
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Cruise Control not working? Send me PM or email (jamesdean59@gmail.com). I might be able to help out.
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82 300SD 145k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:29 PM
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I don't know about the rest of the forum, but I would definitely like to see the wood paneling for the interior of our older benzes offered. I can't find them anywhere. Also, the interior door panels. A lot of emphasis has been put on getting quality parts to ensure that the cars are running at optimal performance, but I would also like to keep my car looking nice as well.
I've seen several threads here or on BenzWorld about redoing the wood...

I haven't seen anything about the door panels. I tried to order some from Mercedes (thru XXXX) once.. NLA

The ones in my 93 190E are coming off themselves. I'm told MB used crappy components.

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Cruise Control not working? Send me PM or email (jamesdean59@gmail.com). I might be able to help out.
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82 300SD 145k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
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