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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-22-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,784
Posted By vutown
Flight Patterns

Guys,

Lately I've been doing a lot traveling via air and everytime the plane lands, it lands from a different direction. I've always wondered about this. I guess I'm curious as I look out the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-04-2004, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By vutown
Guys, I was just wondering............I'm...

Guys,
I was just wondering............I'm currently in the market to buy a laptop. Right now, I have a thinkpad and love it, but am thinking about upgrading to another IBM.


Do you...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 03-22-2004, 01:57 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,588
Posted By vutown
yes, i heard 60 minutes on the radio while...

yes, i heard 60 minutes on the radio while driving home. I was quite surprised that the things Clark said. Now I am tempted to buy his book. However, a few skeptics on the show did state that Clark...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-18-2003, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By vutown
190E 2.3 Starter

Guys,

I bought this starter from Fastlane, but never got a chance to install it in my car. Unfortuately, I sold the car back in June.

Asking price $125.

Thanks for looking,
vu
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2003, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,577
Posted By vutown
DuckMuck, Waterpumps can fail at...

DuckMuck,

Waterpumps can fail at anytime. Really it's a hit or miss. Sometimes bearings go bad. My 190e's water pump failed at 45k. They usually last longer if OEM parts are used. I hope this...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-01-2003, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By vutown
Fellas, I just got back from the C-Spot...

Fellas,

I just got back from the C-Spot Drive. It was great! There are three areas where u can play.

The first area was a wet traction, where they allow you to test the 4matic on the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-28-2003, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By vutown
Fellas, There is one coming up this...

Fellas,

There is one coming up this weekend, August 31st in Berkely. I registered with my friend and get to rip up the C-class. I think only 20-30 people are going to be there. I'll let u guys...
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2003, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,355
Posted By vutown
Larry, Thanks for all of your expert...

Larry,

Thanks for all of your expert advice. I shall always remember, "Change it hot and change it often."

I too, will be leaving this forum due to my situation. I don't mean to rain on...
Forum: Featured Cars 08-01-2003, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By vutown
Guys, I had a '85 190E with 297k miles...

Guys,

I had a '85 190E with 297k miles on it. To date, the car hasn't had any major problems. Just the regular stuff like water pump, fuel injectors, engine mounts, tumbler. I changed the oil...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 07-31-2003, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,645
Posted By vutown
I think I saw some at Costco today. They were...

I think I saw some at Costco today. They were amazingly smooth compared to the terry towels. I think I will pick some up tomorrow. BTW, I'm in California. Livermore to be precise.


vu
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-28-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By vutown
click here for some pictures: ...

click here for some pictures:

http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/vutown
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-24-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By vutown
I am located in California, near the SF Bay area....

I am located in California, near the SF Bay area. I'm asking $1250. I will try to get some pictures in a few days.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-24-2003, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By vutown
one more thing I forgot to mention. The car has ...

one more thing I forgot to mention. The car has Bosch Eurohead lights.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-24-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By vutown
1985 190E 5-speed FS

Great car. Had just changed engine mounts, fuel injectors, fuel distributor fuel filter. Clutch is still good and still runs solid. Mostly freeway miles and the engine is still quiet. Oil service...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-24-2003, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By vutown
1985 190E and parts for sale

Folks,

I have a 1985 190E for sale along with some parts such as a new starter, front and rear brake pads, parking brakes that I bought recently from FastLane but never had a chance to use...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By vutown
To all, To give you an update on the...

To all,

To give you an update on the problem, I brought the car in and the air-fuel mixture was running a bit too rich. That was adjusted and it ran a little better. However, the vibration was...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2003, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By vutown
I am not sure on that. This car was handed down...

I am not sure on that. This car was handed down to me by my uncle, who always took it to the dealer for service. Now that you mentioned it, I can put the chain tensioner on the list of possible...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By vutown
Guys, I was just wondering, how hard is...

Guys,

I was just wondering, how hard is it to adjust the timing on this car? I was reading a manual and it says to "turn the crankshaft using a socket on the pulley bolt until the timing marks...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2003, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By vutown
Mysterious illness

Folks,

I have a 1985 190E 2.3 with over 300k miles on it. Suddenly yesterday as I was leaving Stanford, my car felt heavy as I tried to get the car into motion. (I have a 5-speed tranny). Upon...
Forum: Performance Paddock 05-12-2003, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By vutown
on the intake, near the firewall, there is a...

on the intake, near the firewall, there is a small stem that the vacuum line connects to. Sometimes, this vacuum line can "become" a bit short. I had to secure mine down with a strap.

hope this...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2002, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By vutown
Have you tried looking at your fuel injectors...

Have you tried looking at your fuel injectors yet?

I had similar problems with my high mileage benz. Once it awhile, it would run ok, but most of the time it was sutter and rattle. I believe it...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2002, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,523
Posted By vutown
Erik, I own a '85 190E 2.3 5 speed. ...

Erik,

I own a '85 190E 2.3 5 speed. Though it is a 4 cyclinder, it is still an awesome car. I have over 280k miles on it, enjoying every mile that I put in it. It's a small car, great for...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2002, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By vutown
First encounter in a SL300

Guys,
today, I was fortunate enough to have a chance to sit in a '92 SL300. Boy, was it a very nice car. The car had 110k miles on it, and drove like a beauty. The guy who bought it sold his...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-18-2002, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,762
Posted By vutown
For an update, I just had my aunt's Volvo...

For an update, I just had my aunt's Volvo outfitted with new tires. I got the Michelins MXV4. I got there at 8 in the morning, and there was a line outside the door already. I had them take the best...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-18-2002, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,762
Posted By vutown
Ouch. Actually, that's what happened to me too. I...

Ouch. Actually, that's what happened to me too. I brought my aunt's Volvo in for some new tires, and they said that they had to special order the tires due to the fact that the car was V-rated, and...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-18-2002, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,762
Posted By vutown
Fellas, I've bought tires from...

Fellas,

I've bought tires from Costco before, especially Michelins MXV4's. They ride awesome and look great. But I just wonder how Costco got them so cheap, compared to other independent...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-18-2002, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,762
Posted By vutown
Any Costco Tire buyers out there?

Guys,

I was just about to purchase some Michelin tires for my car from Costco, when my friend told me that Costco carries tires that are "second" quality rated tires. Is this true? All of...
Forum: Featured Cars 05-05-2002, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By vutown
I don't know what the basic warranty covers. How...

I don't know what the basic warranty covers. How many miles or how many years??


vu
Forum: Featured Cars 05-05-2002, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By vutown
ML320 blues.....

Fellas,

Have any of you heard of a bad head gasket on the 1998 ML320's? The car only has roughly 50k miles on it. What will it cost to repair?

Any ideas would help. Thanks!

vu
Forum: Tech Help 04-18-2002, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By vutown
jgmccahon, Looking at all items you...

jgmccahon,

Looking at all items you replaced, u missed the fuel injectors. Try those before trying more expensive parts. I wish I would of done that with my car. I went and replaced the fuel...
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