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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-05-2002, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By ChrisDoko
Best year for W140, 500??

I know that the 92-93 SE/SELs had lots of classic problems, I have a 93 500....lots of work history.

What things finally changed after 93? Here are some to start off:

double glass windows until...
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2002, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By ChrisDoko
I had the same thing happen on mine. It has a...

I had the same thing happen on mine. It has a bulb that you can change from the back on the instrument cluster. Hoping that it's just the backlight and not the whole LCD display. If you can still...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2002, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By ChrisDoko
Crunch/Grind sound at Startup

Hello, this is a weird one. It happens if the AC is already on before the car starts. So, if I leave the AC on, turn the car off, then strart the engine..I hear a crunch/groan/grind noise from the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 08-02-2002, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By ChrisDoko
Thanks for the replies. I'll take a look this...

Thanks for the replies. I'll take a look this weekend. And the rubber cover on the phone is off. Actually, when I place the phone in the holder the reception drops off completely. I figuered out that...
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2002, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By ChrisDoko
Unhappy High-Beam problem/gremlin

This one surprised me, but I guess it's the first of the electrical problems. It's on the 93 500SEL. I was driving down the highway last night and when I pushed the stalk forward to engage the high...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-12-2002, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By ChrisDoko
Nokia carkit wiring and antenna question

Since I bought the car used, I don't know how and where the Nokia carkit is wired. It was on the car already. It fits my phone and it's great to use the microphone, handsfree, but here's the problem....
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2002, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By ChrisDoko
Disabling traction control on 93 500SEL?

how do you disable the very obtrusive traction control system on the W140 93 500SEL? every time i get on the gas, at even the slightest hint of wheelspin, the traction control cuts in, and applies...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2002, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,184
Posted By ChrisDoko
Is graphite lubricant safe for ignition lock?

Hello, this is a question for my 93 500SEL. I might need to lubricate the ignition lock. The problem occured today when the key would not come out (because it would not turn counterclockwise to the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2001, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By ChrisDoko
I tried to check the fluid (just a quick look)...

I tried to check the fluid (just a quick look) but I was unable to tell if it was low or not because the cowl comes over the reservoir, so looking into it doesn't really work. I can not see through...
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2001, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By ChrisDoko
I noticed the other day that if I accelerate...

I noticed the other day that if I accelerate hard, then immediately brake hard, the "BRAKE" indicator on the cluster lights up. It then flickers for a bit, and goes out when I let off the brake...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2001, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By ChrisDoko
Fixed!!! Turned out to be an easy job...15...

Fixed!!!

Turned out to be an easy job...15 minutes. The bolt you mentioned it a "Torx" bit. The pin that connected the key mechanism to a turning rod was broken. Just put them back together and...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2001, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By ChrisDoko
Sorry, I've been away for a while..but here's...

Sorry, I've been away for a while..but here's what happened.

On the 93 500SEL, I was locking the door with the key (instead of the button on the key remote) and in turning the key, something broke...
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2001, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,546
Posted By ChrisDoko
How can we take part in the Bosch Recall on the...

How can we take part in the Bosch Recall on the pump. Is it a replacement, a warranty job???

thanks
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2001, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By ChrisDoko
I'll try to get pictures up, which means I have...

I'll try to get pictures up, which means I have to take it apart again..

Tip, if you want to really make sure the anchor piece stays there for a long time, try this. Once you have the plasic...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 03-16-2001, 10:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 61,933
Posted By ChrisDoko
I have the same experience with all my cars. The...

I have the same experience with all my cars. The problem, for us, is that the car is nice and warm when we put it in the garage. It's almost like cats have infra red vision and can spot where a nice...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-10-2001, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By ChrisDoko
On one of my cars, 20,000 miles ago, i got 4 new...

On one of my cars, 20,000 miles ago, i got 4 new Pirelli P7000 Supersports. it is front wheel drive. after 20,000, the rear tires are good, but the fronts are worn down almost to the wear markers,...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2001, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By ChrisDoko
Remeber how the W140 glove box had to be slammed...

Remeber how the W140 glove box had to be slammed shut? I got creative today and decided to fix it.

1) the latch mechanism:
removed the box itself to access the two screws that hold the latch in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-28-2001, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By ChrisDoko
thanks for the temp info. Now about the lens...

thanks for the temp info. Now about the lens aiming and all that..I guess we have to wait until people start using these to see if they're any good.
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-26-2001, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By ChrisDoko
thanks for the replies. I will look into both...

thanks for the replies. I will look into both methods further. The crud that washes off the engine is what I am concerned about. I hate having stains on my driveway...and about the only water that...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-26-2001, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By ChrisDoko
thanks for the replies. I will look into both...

thanks for the replies. I will look into both methods further. The crud that washes off the engine is what I am concerned about. I hate having stains on my driveway...and about the only water that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-26-2001, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By ChrisDoko
hmm, sounds like a great invention. We can mount...

hmm, sounds like a great invention. We can mount the controller boxes easily, the bulbs go right in, and I'm sure the wiring is explained. But I think what is also important is the aiming of the...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-25-2001, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By ChrisDoko
I have two cars and pickup truck that I want to...

I have two cars and pickup truck that I want to clean. The truck is older (not so many electronics) but I had a leaky valve cover gasket, so lots of old oil all over the engine. The cars have lot's...
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2001, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By ChrisDoko
Glad it turned out ok. You know it could have...

Glad it turned out ok. You know it could have been worse, cross-threaded with an impact wrench. I've seen lots of servcice departments use the impact wrench "commando style" that is, stick the lug in...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2001, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ChrisDoko
does anyone have to slam their glove box door to...

does anyone have to slam their glove box door to get it to stay closed. On my 140, I always need to use a "spirited" motion, not really two hands or fists, but a pretty quick whack.

I pulled the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2001, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By ChrisDoko
I need to cover the inside of another car's glove...

I need to cover the inside of another car's glove box with this fabric. I think it is really good at minimizing rattling noises in the compartments.

Any ideas where I can buy this stuff? I think...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2001, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,354
Posted By ChrisDoko
ok, tried it: 1. car running 2. temp...

ok, tried it:

1. car running
2. temp wheels to white area
3. pressed left and right auto buttons and waited 20 sec
4. pressed Rest for 5 sec
5. pressed Auto and the numbers appeared.
...so I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2001, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,354
Posted By ChrisDoko
I'll try for sure. Oh, how do you get out of...

I'll try for sure.

Oh, how do you get out of this mode? or does it just go back to normal when you dont press anything for a little while. and..have you tried to see if #'s actually change in real...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2001, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,354
Posted By ChrisDoko
So complicated, yet so interesting to find out...

So complicated, yet so interesting to find out what these cars can offer. Okay, so with those climate control LCD codes....on a 1993 500SEL, think it might work? We bought the car used, I have not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-03-2001, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By ChrisDoko
very nice looking car, I like the front end too ...

very nice looking car, I like the front end too

I am curious, the photography and video turned out nice and clear, what equipment did you use?

Chris
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-03-2001, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By ChrisDoko
cool thanks for pics, whenever you have time

cool thanks for pics, whenever you have time
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