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Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2005, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By BenzMatic
Yes the heavier oil will eliminate the noise, I...

Yes the heavier oil will eliminate the noise, I had the same tick sound in the morning, I switched from 10-40W to 20-50W Dino oil and it is quiter in the first start ups in the mornings.

HTH
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By BenzMatic
The RPM are correct and if they do not flactuate...

The RPM are correct and if they do not flactuate up and down, it seems like you do not have rough idle problem rather have an engine shake at low RPM. If your motor mounts are not bad, check your...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By BenzMatic
What are your RPM at idle once warm up? When...

What are your RPM at idle once warm up?
When you say rough idle, do you mean it shakes the engine or RPM goes up and down.

There could be numorous reasons for rough idle at warm up, coolant...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,832
Posted By BenzMatic
Did you let the car reach the normal operating...

Did you let the car reach the normal operating temperature before you took the reading?
If it is taken on a normal operating temp. I believe you are running lean, your fuel consumption should be way...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,958
Posted By BenzMatic
This need to be connected on the intake right...

This need to be connected on the intake right behind/under the air cleaner. Take the air cleaner off, and look right behind the F-distributor, there should be a 2 way connector. Another way of...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2005, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BenzMatic
The MB tranny has quite a few adjustments, you...

The MB tranny has quite a few adjustments, you should try to adjust those first before determining that you need a new tranny. My tranny was also slipping, flaring, but after modular adjustment it is...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By BenzMatic
In general Bad Flex disc will definately be a...

In general Bad Flex disc will definately be a major factor. Bad engine /differential mount also are found to be the cause for hard 'D' and 'R' engagement.
I had same problem with my 87 420SEL, I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-11-2005, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By BenzMatic
I am glad for the happy ending, at least for the...

I am glad for the happy ending, at least for the heat.
Did you got a chance to look at Bowden cable, kick down switch, etc as I mentioned before. One more thing you also want to check is your...
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2005, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By BenzMatic
I believe fuse #11 is the heater blower fuse. Do...

I believe fuse #11 is the heater blower fuse. Do a search in Diesel forum, lot of info about your car. If seems like fuse # 11 was most common cause for not heater fan not working beside the ACC...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2005, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By BenzMatic
I am not sure about your car, but I would imagine...

I am not sure about your car, but I would imagine it is around the same area. it is behind the firewall next to the big black fuse box. It is a 1 inch X 3 inches black box, had two philips screw on...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2005, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By BenzMatic
Did you checked the 30A strip fuse ? It is...

Did you checked the 30A strip fuse ? It is located in the engine compartment out side of the fuse box.
I had the similar issue, I did not measure teh voltage so can not help there, but my fan did...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By BenzMatic
And how about sharing with the board...

And how about sharing with the board "publically", so every one can benefit when ever thery are in situation like this. After all this is what this board is all about, sharing you experience with...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By BenzMatic
Sounds like a stuck "kick down switch", check it...

Sounds like a stuck "kick down switch", check it out.

keep us posted
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2005, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By BenzMatic
Did you tried doing a fuel pressure check? It...

Did you tried doing a fuel pressure check? It would tell you if car is holding up the pressre, if not, it could be Fuel accumulator, check valves, Fuel distributor etc. The reason you morning starts...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By BenzMatic
Good to hear that you are up and running again....

Good to hear that you are up and running again. Hopefully it will not surface again but if does, just follow Dave's instruction to narrow down the problem.

Happy motoring.
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2005, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By BenzMatic
You mean your car is 420sel, I hope some one has...

You mean your car is 420sel, I hope some one has checked the oil tubes when they were working on the cam shaft and lifters. There are oiler tubes, one on each side, which eithe brake or block and do...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By BenzMatic
Most probably the Alternator is not charging the...

Most probably the Alternator is not charging the battery properly and battery dies after initial starts. I will bet that it will not start in the morning again, if it is the alternator issue. It...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2005, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By BenzMatic
Based on the information you provides I will try ...

Based on the information you provides I will try 2 paths of troubleshooting to get you started at least.

Does engine turns when you turn the ingnition key?

1. If not try to jump start, make...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2005, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,903
Posted By BenzMatic
My vote is with the guide rod mount/caster ball...

My vote is with the guide rod mount/caster ball joints. I went through the whole front end and one of the symtoms you are having was eliminated by replacing the guide rod mount. Fast lane sell a kit...
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By BenzMatic
I am assuming that you can not open completly but...

I am assuming that you can not open completly but can tilt up and down fine. There is a possibility of broken "angle bracket", usually when it brakes you can not tilt fully but it is worth a shot....
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2005, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By BenzMatic
I have a 87 420sel and it has only one...

I have a 87 420sel and it has only one distributor. I believe it is sl500 which has 2 distributors.
since you are changing the cap anyways, why not break/drill/cut the cap and take it out and then...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-13-2005, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By BenzMatic
Help on tire purchase- :confused:

I need your opinion about tires for my 420sel. I am in S. california, so dry weather, no snow driving. I am looking for comfort rather than high performance, definately want a quite and smooth ride...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By BenzMatic
I am not sure about your car but on W126 all but...

I am not sure about your car but on W126 all but one of the vacumm elements can be changed without taking the dash out. The one which is for the center vent is very very tough to do but still can be...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By BenzMatic
Try changing your oil weight to get rid of...

Try changing your oil weight to get rid of "ticking" noise in the morning. I had it done so, I switch to 20-50W, the noise went away. It could be a lifter or it could be the wrong oil viscosity, and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By BenzMatic
Take the FP relay out, and jump pin 30 to pin87....

Take the FP relay out, and jump pin 30 to pin87. It should get the pump running (you should be able to listen to it) if it is the relay issue. Do not run too long like this, you have to take the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By BenzMatic
I am so glad it worked out for you. It is a nice...

I am so glad it worked out for you. It is a nice looking car and will last you a loooooong time if properly taken care off.
Have fun, see you on the board.
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By BenzMatic
Yes It could be fuel pump relay, but it is US...

Yes It could be fuel pump relay, but it is US $139.22 from fast lane (link above) may be dealer charges $490. Do a search on the forum for fuel pump relay, there is a way to jump few pins to get the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By BenzMatic
You might be able to pull a while without the...

You might be able to pull a while without the stem seals, even though it burns one qt every 750 miles. You will eventually need them, it is a bit complex job but you can do it. It will cost you about...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By BenzMatic
Welcome to the Board. I had the same issue with...

Welcome to the Board.
I had the same issue with Air recyling function, it was not working. It was a POD (vacuum element), the recycling funciton pods (2 of them) are located right behind your glove...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By BenzMatic
It sounds like fuel pump relay, it is behind the...

It sounds like fuel pump relay, it is behind the firewall in the engine compartment.

Thanks
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