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Forum: SL Forum 06-01-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mike G
The 02 745 gets a bad rap on reliability. I must...

The 02 745 gets a bad rap on reliability. I must say that when I take it in for scheduled servivce next week, I have a long list of items that need to be attended to.

However, they are all small...
Forum: SL Forum 05-26-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
Scott is great. Higly recommended. The...

Scott is great. Higly recommended.

The radio is in and it is amazing. Hard to believe, but I want to drive this car even more now.
Forum: SL Forum 05-24-2004, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mike G
I recently bought a 2002 745. I really came...

I recently bought a 2002 745. I really came close to buying a 2001 s500 sport.

I would rate the cars as equals. The BMW handles a little better. Its steering feel is world class. On the other...
Forum: SL Forum 05-24-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
I just figured out what I was doing wrong. I was...

I just figured out what I was doing wrong. I was looking at the wrong harness. They all looked alike once I had it all apart.

Thanks anyways.

MG
Forum: SL Forum 05-22-2004, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
Ok, New problem. The wires in the trunk...

Ok,

New problem. The wires in the trunk remote unit do not match the colors on the wiring diagrams. I am looking for left and right speaker wires.

I have:

Grey/green
Black/red...
Forum: SL Forum 05-19-2004, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
Scott really knows these cars. He knew exactly...

Scott really knows these cars. He knew exactly where everything was and where the best places to run wires and mount the amp was. I was impressed by how well he knew the 129.

The only reason I...
Forum: SL Forum 05-18-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
I have been working with Scott at Lajolla audio. ...

I have been working with Scott at Lajolla audio. (http://www.lajollaaudio.com/main.htm#) He set me up with an Alpine deck, rear speakers and an amp. He is installing speakers for me on rear bin...
Forum: SL Forum 05-18-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
I have a subscription to Alldata's Do It Yourself...

I have a subscription to Alldata's Do It Yourself service. It's cheap and has been really helpful.

However, in this case, a wire that alldata says is black, is gray in my car. However, I am...
Forum: SL Forum 05-17-2004, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
Thanks for that help. What I am seeing is...

Thanks for that help.

What I am seeing is that rather than a second black output, mine is gray (at terminal 2). This is consistent with my alldata diagram.

This help saved me alot of time. ...
Forum: SL Forum 05-17-2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike G
Speaker amp wiring

I am in the midst of installing a new sterio in my 1991 500sl. The system install has gone pretty well but I am trying to splie into the subwoofer amp under the passenger footwell.

I am having...
Forum: SL Forum 05-12-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By Mike G
Does the car drive better? How noticeable is it?

Does the car drive better? How noticeable is it?
Forum: SL Forum 05-05-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By Mike G
I am thinking of doing the same. I do not thing...

I am thinking of doing the same. I do not thing springs are necessary, but I want to replace the control arms, tie rod assemblies, idler arm and shocks. Parts are relatively pretty cheap on...
Forum: SL Forum 04-20-2004, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By Mike G
I would run some Techron through the tank first. ...

I would run some Techron through the tank first. Do it a couple times. It works sometimes.

My SL did the same until I changed the injectors. Runs like a top now.

MG
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2004, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Mike G
Expected mileage

I have a 1991 500sl with 115,000 miles. My independent mercedes mechanic tells me that he has never seen the bottom end of one these motors wear out.

The car is meticulously maintained and it has...
Forum: SL Forum 04-12-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,123
Posted By Mike G
Bright red is the most desireable color here in...

Bright red is the most desireable color here in the Chicago area.. I have owned a couple of 129s, (black and green) and my current bright red (1991) one gets more compliments that any of them.

On...
Forum: SL Forum 04-12-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike G
Mike, How did the car drive after you had...

Mike,

How did the car drive after you had all that work done. I am contemplating a similar project. I assume that it made a huge difference. Its very hard to tell how much my car needs it...
Forum: SL Forum 04-02-2004, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Mike G
Freddy, I dont understand what you are...

Freddy,

I dont understand what you are asking. The cushions pop right out once you loosen a couple screws. You can find directions on this site through a search.

MG
Forum: SL Forum 03-22-2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Mike G
Upholstery

I have to say, replacing the seat covers is an easy operation. I bought some replacements -- and it looks like it will take a couple hours at the most. I would not pay anybody to do that.

MG
Forum: SL Forum 03-22-2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Mike G
Not Part of the SL

The other post is correct. Its a parcel shelf from a hatchback.

MG
Forum: SL Forum 03-10-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mike G
Exhaust rattles seem to vary more than engine...

Exhaust rattles seem to vary more than engine noises. An engine noise will always be there. It will follow rpm -- so more rpm -- higher frequency. Exhaust rattles vary with rpm -- but the...
Forum: SL Forum 03-09-2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mike G
Sounds like an exhaust rattle. If it was the...

Sounds like an exhaust rattle. If it was the engine, it would do it in neutral also.
Forum: SL Forum 03-08-2004, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By Mike G
Learn from my mistake.

Although I must have read warnings about raising the soft top in cold weather a dozen times on this site -- I had a brain cramp last night.

For some reason, (I am still not sure) I decided to...
Forum: SL Forum 11-21-2003, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mike G
Learoy, Injectors are a little more than $20...

Learoy,

Injectors are a little more than $20 each on the internet. For this price, they should be a maintenance item at the 100k mark.

I really wish the first mechanic had just changed them. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2003, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Mike G
I have to say. I was not totally happy with...

I have to say. I was not totally happy with Carlos' service either. I found that it was as expensive as a dealer, and in the end, car did not run better.

He "cleaned" the injectors in my 500SL. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,372
Posted By Mike G
G-Benz, My car does same thing, both when...

G-Benz,

My car does same thing, both when signals are used and when harzards are turnes on.

Are you saying that if it happens when you turn on hazards, it is a flasher issue?

I assumed...
Forum: SL Forum 11-10-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,148
Posted By Mike G
I agree with Brian. The difficult to diagnose...

I agree with Brian. The difficult to diagnose issues should go to a dealer, unless your independent guy is a specialist in Mercedes.

I had a hesitation issue that dealer was able to solve...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Mike G
I saw it, but I do not think it applied to me. I...

I saw it, but I do not think it applied to me. I went through several tankfuls of gas.

Now that I think of it, I should never have let the first shop clean the injectors. Perhaps the removal and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2003, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Mike G
Hesitation Problem Solved (hopefully)

Idle Hesitation Problem Solved (I Hope)

I have a 1991 500SL with 115kmiles.

I posted a couple weeks ago about an intermittent hestiation as the car moved away from a stop. It seemed to come on...
Forum: SL Forum 11-05-2003, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mike G
Idle Hesitation Problem Solved (I Hope)

I have a 1991 500SL with 115kmiles.

I posted a couple weeks ago about an intermittent hestiation as the car moved away from a stop. It seemed to come on all at once as you were driving. Car...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Mike G
hesitation

I am confused. The car starts easily but idles roughly for a few minutes. It then has a hesitation just above 1000 rpm as i pull away from a stop.

Sometimes it does it, and sometimes it doesn't....
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