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Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,502
Posted By DR.DIESEL
the tail lamps and center band turn pink over...

the tail lamps and center band turn pink over time with uv exposure. You have to replace all 3 so they match and are clear again. I found a decent used one on Ebay that matched the other 2 lenses in...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By DR.DIESEL
1998 was the first year of the DAS system and 3...

1998 was the first year of the DAS system and 3 button keys for 140s. If the drive auth system ecu has died, there may be no way to start it. Sometimes d&c of the battery can get the car to start...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-13-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,391
Posted By DR.DIESEL
1. unclip and remove fresh air intake for climate...

1. unclip and remove fresh air intake for climate control.
2. remove strut tower brace and 4 bolts.
3. unclip airfilter box/engine cover at rear.
4. lift airbox up and out over the engine control...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-15-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,562
Posted By DR.DIESEL
You just have to remove the glovebox complete and...

You just have to remove the glovebox complete and
remove the access door on the heater box.
There are 2 paper filters slid in like cassettes.
Replacing them is the correct proceedure.
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,389
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Some of those darn things just start to rattle...

Some of those darn things just start to rattle for no reason.
I have replaced that M271 supercharger with as little as 40 miles and
as high as 120k. They are sealed and there is no service for...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By DR.DIESEL
I would have the fuel pressure checked. You are...

I would have the fuel pressure checked.
You are due for your second fuel filter by now.
60k or 5 years per the maint manual.
Forum: Featured Cars 01-09-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Wait until you see a CL63, 65 or a 550/600 with...

Wait until you see a CL63, 65 or a 550/600 with the AMG sport package!
They are really good looking!
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 01-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Dutch, Just make sure you keep the top...

Dutch,

Just make sure you keep the top engine cover on when driving.
It channels air at the turbo to push the heat down the firewall.
Some engineers had the paint peel off the hood during...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 01-09-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,569
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Congrats. Must ride and drive a bunch smoother...

Congrats.
Must ride and drive a bunch smoother than your 463!
Nice rigs. I took a R320 CDI for a trip and it got 30.2mpg
over 50 miles of Freeway crusin.

I can't wait for the GL320.

DR.D
Forum: Body Repair 12-22-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,480
Posted By DR.DIESEL
The first w220 cars back in 98 were total crap. ...

The first w220 cars back in 98 were total crap. The first one we got broke
the first day we had it. 2 weeks later I had to replace the entire body harness.

All the new w221 cars have been...
Forum: Tech Help 12-22-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,842
Posted By DR.DIESEL
I can't help but recommend a buyers inspection at...

I can't help but recommend a buyers inspection at a MB dealership.
It may cost more than at your corner gas station, however we know
what to look for with each model and year.

On 2000-2002 W220...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-23-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,704
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Hello, Those EGR valves have been known to...

Hello,

Those EGR valves have been known to be trouble and were modified.

See the following Dealer technical Bullitin.

DTB Date: January 10, 2006
Order No.: P-B-07.16/55a
Supersedes:...
Forum: Featured Cars 11-21-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,103
Posted By DR.DIESEL
That was a 2001 + C240. It had manual seat...

That was a 2001 + C240. It had manual seat adjusters.
Very safe car.

DR.D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By DR.DIESEL
I had a similar issue with my mechanical oil...

I had a similar issue with my mechanical oil pressure gauge on my 76 240d.
It was slow to read, then pow! 3 bar. I cleaned out the line and the
gauge itself to remove 30 year old oil sludge. All...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Here in Washington state, 96 and up Diesels under...

Here in Washington state, 96 and up Diesels under 8500gvw are tested
using the ASM dyno and opacity method.
They do not scan them for OBDII codes like a 96 and up gas car.
If the Diesel has...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,858
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Oh Oh ...I got a reason to get the 99. It has a...

Oh Oh ...I got a reason to get the 99. It has a LED high mount stop lamp.
The 98 used the crappy old 21w bulb that burns and melts the reflector.

I think that should be the deal breaker!:D
DR.D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,033
Posted By DR.DIESEL
They are not bad at all. Just a few things...

They are not bad at all.

Just a few things to watch out for.
1. loosen up exhaust down pipe at turbo flange to avoid cracking the cat.
2. Disconnect the charge-air hose from the turbo and maf...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DR.DIESEL
The 3rd brake lamp on 96-98 w210's never seems to...

The 3rd brake lamp on 96-98 w210's never seems to activate the bulb check
message. I replaced 2 today that were burned out, yet there was no message in the cluster.
I think the factory forgot to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Hmmmm.......

I belive you are hearing the IFI Electrohydraulic Shutoff Actuator in action.
Every time you shut the key off from Position 2, the shutoff valve closes.
The double knock is the internal Balls...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2006, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Nope on the Low range. The R class isn't...

Nope on the Low range. The R class isn't designed for 4x4 action.

The ML was supposed to get a "off road" package that would have a 2 speed transfercase, rear/center locking diffs, big wheels,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-25-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By DR.DIESEL
I don't know about that. The MB hitch retrofit...

I don't know about that. The MB hitch retrofit is as OE as it comes.
I did a GL450 last week and the kit was great. Big beefy hitch and Frame
reinforecent members for the rear frame rails.
The...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-24-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,369
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Yea, it is pretty solid. Keep it in automatic...

Yea, it is pretty solid. Keep it in automatic mode and it will ride nice.
Comfort is pretty soft and Sport tends to be a little firm.
Wow, P3. You will have all the bells and whistles.
Any ML...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,076
Posted By DR.DIESEL
That is usually a indicator that the light sensor...

That is usually a indicator that the light sensor may have failed.
It is clipped to the windshield just in front of your rear-view mirror.
Behind the plastic cover.
Was you windshield replaced...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 10-23-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,047
Posted By DR.DIESEL
I think any CAT is a great engine. I took care...

I think any CAT is a great engine. I took care of a 64' boat with 2 3208's.
Never any fuss or trouble. Always started. would run on cruddy fuel.
Rev quick when cold. Sounded good too. I think...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-23-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,369
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Thumbs up Sweet!

Congrats! I hope you enjoy it. They really are a nice machine.
DR.D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,317
Posted By DR.DIESEL
We had a blurb come out on our MB news e-mail...

We had a blurb come out on our MB news e-mail when this car went to Germany. It said the 3 engines were rotated 11 times, but never opened up. Hmmm.. Lost in translation? Seems possible. 1.5m km...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-21-2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,369
Posted By DR.DIESEL
They used to. The Museum was being re-done when...

They used to. The Museum was being re-done when I was there a couple months back. The manager said the factory delivery was being "restructured"
since there are no Plant tours after 9/11. The Off...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-20-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,998
Posted By DR.DIESEL
It is the same thing. Just newer and improved. ...

It is the same thing. Just newer and improved. Trap and Catalist all in one.

DR.D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-20-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,998
Posted By DR.DIESEL
Current CDI E-classes have been out since 2004...

Current CDI E-classes have been out since 2004 here in Washington.
We have had several with failed High pressure pumps, injectors,
O2 sensors (Bio diesel compatible?), and clogged particulate...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-20-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,369
Posted By DR.DIESEL
The biggest issues with the 722.9xx 7-gtronic...

The biggest issues with the 722.9xx 7-gtronic have been the software.
We had lots of BS like germany installing AWD valvebodys in RWD cars and
V8 valvebodys in 6cyl cars. There were some issues...
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