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Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Jerry Hudson
I am having the same problem with me 1990 300sl...

I am having the same problem with me 1990 300sl and as of today it will only start for a few seconds then die. Have you resolved your problems yet. I could use some ideas. Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks for the input. My battery and charging...

Thanks for the input. My battery and charging system are in good condition. but I don't know about the OVP. I did check the fuse on it and it was good. I am also think that I have a bad ground wire...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Help! weird electrical problems on my 300SL

I need help with my 1990 300SL!!!!! About a month ago I noticed that my cruise control stopped working, then a few days later I noticed that my head light flash to pass wasn't working and this past...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By Jerry Hudson
104 timing chain replacement

Does anyone have the procedure for setting the camshafts initial timing on a 1990 300SL with a 104 engine when replacing the iintake cam and timing chain?
Any help would be appreciated... Thanks Hud
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks Gilly, I guess it's time to order the...

Thanks Gilly, I guess it's time to order the parts...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks Gilly, This seems like a no-brainer. Is...

Thanks Gilly, This seems like a no-brainer. Is there any chance that the chain cuold jump a tooth on the sprocket as long as the engine isn't cranked over without the new tensioner installed?
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2006, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Jerry Hudson
1990 300SL timing chain tensioner

Does anybody know the procedure for replacing the timing chain tensioner on 104 engine?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 02-16-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks for the info. The engine seems to run...

Thanks for the info. The engine seems to run great (smooth without a lumpy idle ) which should indicate that the cam's are ok. I have heard that these cars are prone to oil leaks, but what 30 year...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 02-15-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Jerry Hudson
It must be a W114, I believe it is the last year...

It must be a W114, I believe it is the last year of that model. I haven't pulled the back seat or carpets but there was no visible signes of rust. Are you ararw of any known engine problems? Are...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Need advice on purchase of 76 280 CE

I am thinking of buying a 76 280 CE from a local clasic car dealer. The car shows 34,000 ( I am assuming actual miles to be 134,000). The car is very clean in and out and it drives good for a 30 year...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 02-14-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Jerry Hudson
buying 1976 280 CE

I am thinking of buying a 76 280 CE from a local clasic car dealer. The car shows 34,000 ( I am assuming actual miles to be 134,000). The car is very clean in and out and it drives good for a 30 year...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2003, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Jerry Hudson
What are problems with late 126 or early 140 350 SDL's

I am considering buying a late 126 or early 140 350 SDL but have seen posts here indicating that the 350 engine has problems. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of these engines and what are the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2003, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Baking soda...

Baking soda...
Forum: SL Forum 12-23-2002, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By Jerry Hudson
What would be the down side to removing a CAT...

What would be the down side to removing a CAT other than passing annual smog tests? Do you need to bi-pass the O2 sensor??
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2002, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Jerry Hudson
I don't know what year your 500E is, but if the...

I don't know what year your 500E is, but if the shift linkage is anything like my 97 E320 it's easy to fix. I had the same rattle comming from my shifter that was driving me crazy. I pulled the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-18-2002, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerry Hudson
I am aware of the timing chain issues with early...

I am aware of the timing chain issues with early 380's and I wouldn't consider one that wasn't converted to double row chain. It's just that I see alot of 84 and 85 380SE's for sale with low miles...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2002, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Anyone out there with a 380 with gas mileage...

Anyone out there with a 380 with gas mileage info???
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2002, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerry Hudson
I do drive 120 miles a day, but in a lot of...

I do drive 120 miles a day, but in a lot of freeway traffic and that means some stop and go. I currently drive my E320 to work and it will get 23-25MPG. When I drive my 560SL it gets 16 to 17 MPG....
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2002, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks for all the input. 20+ MPG from a 420SEL...

Thanks for all the input. 20+ MPG from a 420SEL sounds pretty impressive. I assume that's all highway driving.

My commute consists of a lot of stop and go. Anyone have any real life MPG...
Forum: Tech Help 10-11-2002, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Gas mileage on w126

I am thinking of buying a 126 as my daily driver and would like to know what real life fuel mileage I might expect. My daily round trip commute is about 120 miles so I need comfort but don't want 15...
Forum: SL Forum 09-24-2002, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jerry Hudson
In the late 80's chrome wheels were an option but...

In the late 80's chrome wheels were an option but the fender chrome was most likely a dealer add on or after market. $24,000 is waaaay to much for an 86 560SL unless it has less than 60K miles and is...
Forum: SL Forum 09-24-2002, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Try this site: ...

Try this site:
http://www.slaccessories.com/Catalog.php or this one.
http://www.worlduph.com/
Forum: SL Forum 08-08-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jerry Hudson
OEM parts only. Not that expensive from Fastlane....

OEM parts only. Not that expensive from Fastlane. I just did the brakes on my 88 560SL including master cylinder and it was very easy and no special tools required.
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2002, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Thanks for everyones help. I installed a new...

Thanks for everyones help. I installed a new master cylinder and new pads all around and the brakes are working great. It was odd though because the old master cylinder looked new. Thanks...
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2002, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Jerry Hudson
I would check at a dealer. I can't cost more than...

I would check at a dealer. I can't cost more than $1 or $2.
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2002, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Jerry Hudson
There should be a small rubber gromet that plugs...

There should be a small rubber gromet that plugs into one of the holes and the emblem should plug into the gromet. I have had mine off several times for waxing...
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2002, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Jerry Hudson
OK, I'm convenced. I'll stay with the r12.....

OK, I'm convenced. I'll stay with the r12.. thanks for the advice.
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2002, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Steve: are you saying that I would be better off...

Steve: are you saying that I would be better off spending the same $$ to fix my R12 system than to convert to R134???
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2002, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Jerry Hudson
Update on AC problem: I had the system recharged...

Update on AC problem: I had the system recharged and the tech found a big hole in the hose that runs from the receiver/drier through the firewall and under the dash. They charged me $150 to charge...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2002, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jerry Hudson
My 88 560SL has 124,000 miles on it, and while it...

My 88 560SL has 124,000 miles on it, and while it might have a little oil leak-down past the valve guide seals, it doesn't foul the plugs. You might try running a heavier weight of oil (20w50) for a...
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