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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-10-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Well, rotor, cap, and coil seems to have solved...

Well, rotor, cap, and coil seems to have solved the starting problem. I have a significant mis but now that it is running I can go about tracking that down.
I have to say. I checked three spark...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-06-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Did I post this in the wrong area? I didn't...

Did I post this in the wrong area? I didn't realize there was a separate tech section.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-05-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Yep, Has the infamous green wire goes from the...

Yep, Has the infamous green wire goes from the EZL/ICU to the distributor.
My wire is missing the black cover on the connector that plugs into the distributor. There is a short bare wire that is not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-05-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Not that weak spark didn't cross my mind. But...

Not that weak spark didn't cross my mind. But when watching the plug fire I can't say that the spark looks any different than any I've seen before. But given that.
1.) I don't have any other options...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-05-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Ok, let me ask this way. What could be wrong if I...

Ok, let me ask this way. What could be wrong if I have spark (checked three plugs, grounded against valve cover and can see spark
when sitting in drivers seat turning the ignition), I have good...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-04-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
today I pulled the plugs on cylinder one and...

today I pulled the plugs on cylinder one and five. I have spark on both I have 149 and 150 psi of compression. The plugs are black but they are definitely not soaked. I plulled the line from the fuel...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-02-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
Anybody?? Today I jumpered the fuel pump...

Anybody??

Today I jumpered the fuel pump relay just to make sure the pump was running. It had now effect. I swapped out another WUR that I had lying around. That did nothing but I did have fuel...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-02-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Marc
83' 500SL no start

Hi Everyone,

I have an 83' 500 SL, drive it a few times a month during nice weather months. It usually starts right up and runs fine. Last fall I had a project and needed some room in my garage...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-31-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By Marc
I'm not at the location where the car is at the...

I'm not at the location where the car is at the moment but I believe I have option A: with regard to the flex plates.
Great information, Frank. You make it sound simple. Don't know how I could have...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-31-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By Marc
Flex Plate Installation

Hi,
I have an 83' 500sl euro
While unbolting the torque converter from the ring gear I mistakenly also removed the bolts that hold the flex plates to the ring gear. I've found some posts where...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-27-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Marc
thanks, I thought all of the hoods and trunk...

thanks,
I thought all of the hoods and trunk lids were aluminum.
I appreciate the post.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-25-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Marc
Body Panels

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while since I've been on here.
I think they are the same but I thought I would ask.
I have an 83' 500SL euro. A woman crunched it, ran into
me headon while I was at a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-30-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
Thanks, I appreciate all of the responses. I did...

Thanks, I appreciate all of the responses. I did see that part number. It comes up as the insert most of the time. I have found some instances where it comes up as lifting magnet and the prices is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
Actually, thru all of the reading I had done I...

Actually, thru all of the reading I had done I have not run across anything mentioning the electro magnet, and honestly it had never even occurred to me. I had recently replaced the monovalve insert....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-29-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Marc
Perfect! That was exactly what I was looking for....

Perfect! That was exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-28-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Marc
vacuum reservoir

Still trying to resolve a "no heat on highway" issue"
Checking vacuum. Reading the climate control manual says to test the valve before the 3 way connector then to test the red vacuum line with the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
Well, as I've tracked down vacuum leaks and...

Well, as I've tracked down vacuum leaks and corrected them my idle is smoother than ever and the car is running great. However, it's colder then ever as well. :) All of the the vacuume leaks that I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-03-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
Thanks for the info. I'm kind of leaning...

Thanks for the info.
I'm kind of leaning towards a vacuum problem myself at the moment. I did find a diagram and some info on the CD. Need to get out and get a vacuum pump/tester. Haven't had a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
No, no heat in defrost mode either. When it goes...

No, no heat in defrost mode either. When it goes cold everything is cold.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
I found some posts on another site where people...

I found some posts on another site where people were losing heat on the highway. They don't specify a resolution but they are talking about a leak in the vacuum reservoir. These were on earlier years...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-28-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
I'm not sure how to answer that. Everything that...

I'm not sure how to answer that. Everything that I know of, that is vacuum related on the car works. Except, for the passenger side door lock. Now, I have never investigated this to see if its a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
The foam hose had all but disintegrated. I...

The foam hose had all but disintegrated. I performed this repair several years back but I will go back and check it. I doubted that this sensor could cause such a wide margin of error. I also assumed...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-26-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Marc
FFFFreeeezing!!

Hi,
I have an 83 500sl euro with no heat.
I had the car for 14 years but didn't need it, mostly it sat. Drove it maybe 10 times a year a short distance to take my kids to Dairy Queen with the top...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-20-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By Marc
B2 piston removal

Ok, so I had all the symptoms of the infamous B2 piston failure. I pulled the cover off and out fell most of the pieces. However, the larger disc that is part of the piston is jammed in the case....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marc
I did. I had the part you suggested next day...

I did. I had the part you suggested next day aired.
Just put it on. Still no brakes. Must be something I've missed. Do I have to bench bleed the MC? Pedal still goes right to the floor and won't...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marc
Rowdie, You were correct. This is the wrong...

Rowdie,

You were correct. This is the wrong part number. Pedal just goes right to the floor. I have no brakes at all now and I checked this part with Phil before ordering.

Please advise what...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-09-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marc
Rowdie, The part number I have is: 004 430...

Rowdie,

The part number I have is: 004 430 09 01.
I checked this with Phil and ordered it. I hope it's correct.

Would appreciate knowing if this was what you used.

Thanks

Marc
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marc
Just looked up how that master cylinder works and...

Just looked up how that master cylinder works and I see exactly what you describe. Wish I would have done that before I took up your time. Thanks for the response.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marc
Master Cylinder??

1983 500sl Euro.
I've read some posts here and I'm thinking I have a failing master cylinder. I am not losing any brake fluid at all. Brakes were fine but then started to get a "soft pedal". I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-19-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By Marc
I jumpered the pins on the fuel pump relay and...

I jumpered the pins on the fuel pump relay and the car has run without issue. I had noticed that the car was cranking longer before starting before this issue occurred. After jumpering the pins the...
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