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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-19-2004, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By agara
Unhappy Great, thanks alot

Wow. Every once in awhile you see an automobile that makes your present dreams seem kinda stupid. So much for the early 90's 400E dream car. Now I have to have a 500E. There goes the budget.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-15-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By agara
One more time...how about $3400?

Okay, had some good interested parties. Just so you all know, it's still in the garage and the wife's car is still not in the garage and she's gettin' mad still.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-24-2004, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By agara
Located in chicago (near western and chicago). ...

Located in chicago (near western and chicago). Car has same mileage shown in cars.com ad (115k and change). I'm driving a different car so it's parked in the garage waiting for a new home. Known...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-01-2004, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By agara
Maybe I ask too much?

Okay, so how about $3900? The TimeValve SS exhaust system just cost me $1200, like 6 weeks ago. Michelin MXV4s with 10kmi, new panasonic CD/MP3 head unit with all new blaupunkt speakers, already...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-25-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By agara
1984 Euro 500SEL $4200

Three glorious years with the land yacht have come to an end. Bought a new car so 4 cars is now too much. Have done a lot of maintainence and I know pretty much all that's needed next. Great daily...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-06-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By agara
If the steering gearbox is in good shape (minimal...

If the steering gearbox is in good shape (minimal to no leaks and no excessive play) I sure need it. Ship-to code is 60106. Email total if you get a chance.

allengara@yahoo.com
Forum: Tech Help 05-04-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 126,815
Posted By agara
1984 Euro 500SEL

Can you say dunkel blau?
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
gold star for me

Well, went back to emissions test facility, crossed my fingers, and passed fine. Happy ending. I would submit readings, but IL now measures in "grams" not gm/mile like the last time I took the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By agara
meet my new best friends...timevalve

Called up and talked to Dave at timevalve. Actually I had seen these before but couldn't remember the name. Nice guy, and they sell a full catalytic-included system ready to go. Actually uses a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By agara
...for the money it's worth it

I recently failed miserably on my IL emissions test. Knew the idle was a bit rough, which turned out to be the O2 sensor. Changed out the related carboned up plugs, oil change. Passed second test...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By agara
Thanks. Do you have any info on "timeplex". ...

Thanks. Do you have any info on "timeplex". Google came up with nothing. Like I mentioned, finding the exhaust system seems easy, except the catalytic part. If someone sells one with catalytics...
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By agara
Need exhaust on '84 euro 500SEL, complicated?

Okay, got the old brute to pass IL emissions yesterday. Now feel confident I can keep the car and still pass emissions in the future. Now I need an entire new exhaust system, and not sure how...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
Yes, this part I did when checking all the...

Yes, this part I did when checking all the functions. The duty was right on spec, measured with a scopemeter at the test socket. I feel kinda dumb at the moment since I can't remember what was...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
There might be. I can't remember all the details...

There might be. I can't remember all the details at the moment, and my manual is at home. If memory serves, there is a certain pin missing on the engine test connector interface that was required...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
There might be. I can't remember all the details...

There might be. I can't remember all the details at the moment, and my manual is at home. If memory serves, there is a certain pin missing on the engine test connector interface that was required...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
Strangely, the last FL readings were the...

Strangely, the last FL readings were the 66/.00/14.1. He must have done something after the high reading. Thankfully the IL-DOT does not charge for emissions testing. A nice woman at the DMV told...
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2004, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
My readings were with a faulty O2 sensor, so...

My readings were with a faulty O2 sensor, so they're pretty useless as far as I can tell. Also, they are in GPM, so not sure how to use that.

HC=6.81 (limit 2.0)
CO=279.1 (limit 30.0, says...
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2004, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By agara
Euro 500SEL illinois emissions test problem

Well, failed my Illinois emissions test. Vehicle is 1984 500SEL euro model. The car did have catalytics spliced into the system when it was brought over, and this version has no lambda adjustments...
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By agara
Angry small correction

I will replace the outer seal ring holding the bushing, it's the outer cover seal ring that can't be replaced. Sorry bout that.
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2004, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By agara
Thanks...parts on order

I figured out when listers refer to the "sleeve" they really mean "bushing". After that dawned on me the parts came up same as the above. Gave a quick call to Phil at this site and he confirmed the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By agara
Need W126 trans B2 piston sleeve part no.

Am presently ordering the parts to do the old B2 piston replacement on my 1984 500SEL (euro, 722.311 trans). Can easily get the piston and seal ring from Phil at this site (good guy, and always...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 05-06-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By agara
Any luck?

Hey. I did the exact same thing to my 1984 500SEL. Got white paint on the side molding. I am curious whether you had luck getting it off. I am going to try a little rubbing compound in an...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2003, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,856
Posted By agara
Huh. Surface electrode. Well, but...

Yes, the center electrode did not burn off 'cause it was never really there. I feel a little silly, and probably now no one will believe me that these spark plugs were not working very well after...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,856
Posted By agara
Smile Wanna see a fried Bosch Platinum anyone?

I have been having some minor performance problems with my 1984 500SEL. I chased a few things down without much luck. Out of my personal and professional love of arc phenomena, I read this thread. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By agara
I have thought of using heatshrink tubing or...

I have thought of using heatshrink tubing or other coverings as a shield around some plain-old PVC insulated shielded wire, but I have to imagine theirs somewhere to get the right stuff. From the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2003, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By agara
Source for O2 sensor replacement cable/wire

The O2 sensor wire on my '84 500SEL is in pretty bad shape, with cracks in the outer insulation, and the inner in not much better shape. I looked around for replacement shielded wire that can...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-07-2003, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By agara
seat switches?

I am looking for seat adjusting switches, left and right. I don't need the knobs, and hopefully the plastic pins that stick out aren't broken off.

Allen Gara
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2002, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By agara
W126 auto trans...slips out of gear on upshift

1984 500SEL (euro model)...On normal accelleration, car shifts up through gears, but between 2 and 3 (possible 3 and 4 also) it slips out of gear momentarily. If I keep pedal down, it slips back...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2002, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By agara
Thumbs up Balls, what balls?

Thanks fasthair, whoever you are. I have the CD, but didn't have it when I disassembled the box (typical). There are 24 balls, which loaded nicely once I read the manual and figured it out. The...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2002, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By agara
Unhappy Help!...Rebuilt steering box, now won't steer!

Okay, I'm going to get flak for this. I had lots of steering leaks in the gearbox. I removed it, bench disassembled it a section at a time, and replaced orings and seals. When I removed the...
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