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Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By franj
I had a 190E 2.6 fitted with a set of later...

I had a 190E 2.6 fitted with a set of later 6-hole MB alloys. When I sold the car, I transfered the set over to a 1993 E220 W124. Fitted perfectly with no problems whatsoever.

The W201 set of...
Forum: Featured Cars 11-19-2003, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,833
Posted By franj
Any comments from the techs regarding the...

Any comments from the techs regarding the gearboxes?

Or anyone who would like to comment or give their feedback. :)

Thanks for all the replies so far !!

franj.
Forum: Featured Cars 11-04-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,833
Posted By franj
Yes, I love our W124, but we would like to get...

Yes, I love our W124, but we would like to get into something a little newer, but I hate the way the new cars are heading. Full of gadgets and electronic stuff and they all drive and feel the same....
Forum: Featured Cars 11-03-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,833
Posted By franj
Thanks for the response Paul. I wasn't aware the...

Thanks for the response Paul. I wasn't aware the earlier E320 were equipped with the four speed box. I thought all W210 had 5 speed.

Do you think it is worth the extra money to go the V6 and...
Forum: Featured Cars 11-03-2003, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,833
Posted By franj
W210 E320 - Straight 6 or V6?

Hi all,

I am thinking of upgrading my W124 to a W210. There are many low mileage E320 with the straight 6 (M104?) out there that are reasonably priced.

Can anyone comment which is the better...
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2003, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By franj
Thanks Jdub, I had the car hoisted up and...

Thanks Jdub,

I had the car hoisted up and when I move the wheels by hand from left to right, the steering shock seemed to extend and compress OK. I then checked the ball joins of the tie- rods...
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2003, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By franj
Help needed re Power Steering

Hi Guys & Gals,

I have a 1993 E220 W124. Recently I noticed that the steering will load up considerably at parking speed, and especially when attempting to turn steering when the car is...
Forum: Performance Paddock 02-14-2003, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By franj
Alon & Mike, I guess no motor is...

Alon & Mike,

I guess no motor is bulletproof, but what should I be mindful of when buying a higher mileage CE? I do fancy the thought of buying one cheap and then undertake to upgrade the parts...
Forum: Performance Paddock 02-13-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By franj
Mike, I have a '93 E220 and a V6 Passat. ...

Mike,

I have a '93 E220 and a V6 Passat. Sold my 190E 2.6 a while back. Love the W124 but the E220 is painful to drive,ie slow (done 85000km).

You are right about buying interstate for...
Forum: Performance Paddock 02-11-2003, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By franj
Ashman, Try www.mbspares.com.au. ...

Ashman,

Try www.mbspares.com.au. Hopefully they can find you the RHS mirror.

I would love a CE, but good ones are so hard to find here!!

Cheers

Franj
Forum: Featured Cars 12-31-2002, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By franj
Thanks for your response, I'll take a look at the...

Thanks for your response, I'll take a look at the threads. Good to know the 230K is generally OK.

Cheers!
Forum: Featured Cars 12-19-2002, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By franj
230K vs 320

Hi,

Considering a 1999 CLK. Which engine would be more reliable long term? I love the V6, but for day to day use, both would be fine.

Any comments from owners of these CLK models would be...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2002, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By franj
My local dealer says the firm shifts are normal. ...

My local dealer says the firm shifts are normal. I have read many in this forum who commented on how smooth their gear changes are, so I am curious.

I have changed my transmission fluid and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2002, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By franj
I think as long as the engine is compatible with...

I think as long as the engine is compatible with your transmission, computer, wiring loom, tail shaft, you should be OK?
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2002, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By franj
So, it seems like everyone elses transmission...

So, it seems like everyone elses transmission shifts smoothly except mine :mad: ....and no-one has any ideas or comments to make?
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2002, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By franj
Sorry Joe, these are automatics I'm referring...

Sorry Joe, these are automatics I'm referring to...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2002, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By franj
Sorry, this is a 1993 model. The C220 I've...

Sorry, this is a 1993 model. The C220 I've driven was a 1995. Not sure which transmission they are equipped with. Thanks for you response.
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2002, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By franj
Firm gear change

Hi there,

Does anyone know of a way to improve the quality of gear shifts? I have an E220, but I have driven other models like the C220 and they all have fairly firm shifts especially when cold. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2002, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,689
Posted By franj
dj9769, I have tried WD40 and that didn't...

dj9769,

I have tried WD40 and that didn't solve the problem. The car still idles funny after pulling to a stop every now and then. Is your car completely cured of this problem now? Please let...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2002, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,689
Posted By franj
WD40 eh? I've only used carb cleaner. Thanks,...

WD40 eh? I've only used carb cleaner. Thanks, I will give it a go. Will let you know.
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2002, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,689
Posted By franj
dj9769, Please keep us informed. I have...

dj9769,

Please keep us informed. I have cleaned out mine a couple of months ago and initially seemed to have solved the problem.

Occasionally now, the car still stutter when pulled up at the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2002, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,689
Posted By franj
I have a similar problem with my '93 E220. ...

I have a similar problem with my '93 E220. Sometimes the car would shudder after stopping, with a couple of wild fluctuations in idle speed before settling down.

I had the OVP replaced, but that...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2002, 01:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,590
Posted By franj
Mercedes Benz is a prestige make and therefore...

Mercedes Benz is a prestige make and therefore everything about it will be expensive. Unfortunately for a lot of us, the car will be quite a few years old before we can finally afford it and this...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2002, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By franj
We had these in Australia before the W124 became...

We had these in Australia before the W124 became "E" series. We had 300E 2.6 and 2.8. The 300E later dissapeared and we then have E220, E280 and E320. I believe the 300E 2.8 and the 320E had the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2002, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By franj
Toyberg, I can feel your pain and...

Toyberg,

I can feel your pain and frustrations. I have gone through similar expensive excercise with my previous 190E 2.6. I often wonder if Benz do make good cars, esp. if a Toyota etc can go...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2002, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By franj
Thanks Doc, Can I use a carb cleaner spray...

Thanks Doc,

Can I use a carb cleaner spray to clean the valve? I guess so long as the engine isn't running eh?

Any specific procedures to do this?

Thanks so much!
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2002, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By franj
idle control valve

Can anyone tell me where I might find the idle control valve? I have an E220 which isn't sold in the States, but I'm hoping this part is located in generally the same area in most engines.

I...
Forum: Performance Paddock 03-13-2002, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,191
Posted By franj
mbnz380se, The 4-cylinder Mercs are Ok once...

mbnz380se,

The 4-cylinder Mercs are Ok once up and running and are as quiet as any Mercs. I now have a W124 E220, which thankfully starts off in 1st. The 4-cylinders are normally rough and gruff...
Forum: Performance Paddock 03-13-2002, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,191
Posted By franj
Matt, What I meant was if I didn't use the...

Matt,

What I meant was if I didn't use the 1st gear starts, a crappy Corolla will probably beat me in a drag, in fact most cars will!!:mad:
Forum: Performance Paddock 03-12-2002, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,191
Posted By franj
I used to do that when I had the 190E 2.6 for...

I used to do that when I had the 190E 2.6 for quick getaway. It does shift quickly to 2nd on light throttle, so no point doing it unless you want to accelerate away quickly, like trying to beat that...
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