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Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By old blue
I am fortunate to have a neighbor that makes...

I am fortunate to have a neighbor that makes custom exhaust sytems for a living. High performance stuff, hauls a 30-foot trailer around and does hot rods and customs.

I showed him the online...
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2003, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By old blue
leather is a natural product. There are bound to...

leather is a natural product. There are bound to be differences in texture/color when comparing separate material/dye lots. Replacing only one seat is always a risky move.

On the bright side, if...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2003, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By old blue
similar problem - solved

On my 85 500SEL I had similar symptoms. Both front switches stopped working, along with the power seats. Checked my fuses, and it was clear they were OK. The odd part about it was that the power...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-29-2003, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By old blue
Last time I was there at Star Service, both he...

Last time I was there at Star Service, both he and his wife were driving mid-90's E500's (1 black and 1 white). If anyone can take care of your car, he can.
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-29-2003, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By old blue
Bellevue detailer

I can recommend Genesis Auto Detailer

Genesis Wash & Detail
13421 NE 20th, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 746-1525
(206) 323-5245 (fax)

http://www.genesisdetail.com

Seems like the last...
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2002, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By old blue
Replacing belts on M117

The belts on my 85 500SEL are beginning to whine. Some are in worse condition than others. I plan to replace them all the low-tech DIY way by making marks on the adjustable brackets, replacing two...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-12-2002, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,312
Posted By old blue
:) :) :) Great News!! Can you give me the...

:) :) :)
Great News!!

Can you give me the part number off your order.

Thanks for the follow up, Michael
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-29-2002, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,312
Posted By old blue
Thanks for the info. At least we know they are...

Thanks for the info.
At least we know they are available.
They are not cheap, but not much is these days.

Michael
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-28-2002, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,312
Posted By old blue
Holson, can you give me an approximate length of...

Holson, can you give me an approximate length of the bolt neck you would need to get the flush look on those ASA wheels? I am hoping my existing OEM bolts will give me the look I am after, with new...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-25-2002, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,312
Posted By old blue
Holson - Any update on your disappearing lug...

Holson -
Any update on your disappearing lug bolts?

I am about ready to order some ASA Type 8's (16x7.5) for my 85 500 SEL. I would be disappointed (as I am sure you are) if the face of the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2002, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By old blue
Not sure what KBB gave you for a range, but I...

Not sure what KBB gave you for a range, but I have read often to not put too much weight on the "market value" they give. These cars have a huge "desirable" quotient on the open market, especially...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2002, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By old blue
The Bosch Super's should help with the rough...

The Bosch Super's should help with the rough idle.

As to the sluggishness, I have three easy recommendations.

1. Be sure to use premium grade fuel
2. Check your fuel filter and replace (easy...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2002, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By old blue
I can vouch for this firsthand, My 85 500SEL...

I can vouch for this firsthand,

My 85 500SEL had the same platinum plugs in them from the PO.
(Probably got the typical upsell from the local auto parts store)

I replaced them with the Bosch...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2002, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By old blue
"Now Printing" Thanks much for the assist!! ...

"Now Printing"

Thanks much for the assist!! ;)
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2002, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By old blue
pics of cluster removal

I'm looking for a previous post with pics on how to "carefully" remove the instrument cluster (on W126??). I recall there were even pics of the (hand bent?) tools that are necessary.


Yes I did...
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2002, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By old blue
If you have already taken the time to remove...

If you have already taken the time to remove them, why not replace them. Your own labor is the most expensive portion of this job. Then you know you are good for another 12+ years!!
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2002, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By old blue
I am envious! I wish we could get this for...

I am envious!

I wish we could get this for the W126 sedans.
{whimper whimper}
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2002, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By old blue
Not sure about the ABS cleaning, but I would take...

Not sure about the ABS cleaning, but I would take a trouble light and look into the wheel wells. If anything is loose/damaged - that is a more likely spot.

Regarding the AC hose and recharge....
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2002, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By old blue
Not sure about trouble spots. My old mechanic...

Not sure about trouble spots.
My old mechanic had one and swore by it.
But then again he knew I really liked it and kept trying to sell it to me.
(Both he and his wife were driving 99 S500's at...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2002, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By old blue
Peter - not sure where you are heading, but I...

Peter - not sure where you are heading, but I have a separate laundry room. Wish I had a utility sink in the garage though.

David - here is a more simple explanation.

It is not uncommon for my...
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2002, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By old blue
Techron and W126 rough idle remedy

So my 85 500SEL has the common "rough idle" symptoms that is well documented in threads of this site.

I attribute my problem more to infrequent driving than anything else. She does not go out...
Forum: Tech Help 08-12-2002, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,230
Posted By old blue
Sounds very do-able!! Wondering why you plan...

Sounds very do-able!!

Wondering why you plan to use the '81 fuel distributor.
Seems like you could be infecting problems from the old(er) into the new(er). I would check the salvage yards for...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2002, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,359
Posted By old blue
Don't blame the equipment!!! It's the...

Don't blame the equipment!!!

It's the sellers who are the joke.
The highways are full of beat accords/camrys FSBO that are overpriced POS.

If MB is what you want, there are creampuffs out...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2002, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By old blue
My 85 500SEL (US) has ABS, which was the...

My 85 500SEL (US) has ABS, which was the precursor to the 420/560 engines in the states.
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2002, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By old blue
For Sale 2001 S430 Silver - like new...

For Sale
2001 S430
Silver - like new condition (except for slight damage to undercarriage)

Contact Nassau Bay P.D. impound yard for test drive and vehicle inspection.

Make Offer
Send...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2002, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By old blue
Thanks all. I am going to see if I can work...

Thanks all.

I am going to see if I can work a deal this weekend.
Time to get my poker game face ready !!!!
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2002, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By old blue
Lot's of ML's here too. Especially in winter on...

Lot's of ML's here too. Especially in winter on Mt. Bachelor. I already have the ski rig, but really need a second car that can get around town reliably once the snow flies.

I haven't heard many...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By old blue
Better lube those rails before you burn out the...

Better lube those rails before you burn out the motor. But don't use WD-40. Get the proper grease from the dealer and you will prolong the life of your sunroof. WD-40 wears off and attracts grime,...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By old blue
4matic - Yes or No

I'm looking at a 99 E320 4matic sedan with 28k from a dealer. Obviously in great condition - some new tread b4 winter is about all I can find.

Okay, okay - the transfer case problems are well...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2002, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By old blue
AC diagnosis

Have the AC tech put some flourescent dye in with the charge up.
If you have any leaks, they will become obvious.

Did that on my 85 SEL, replaced the faulty hose, and have had nice cool air for...
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