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Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2004, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By jchip
560 SEL B1 hose replacement

My 1991 560 SEL has a leak in the high pressure hose (B1) off the hydraulic suspension pump. Does anyone have any experiance replacing this hose? I'm trying to figure out if the hose can be replaced...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By jchip
not likely

Not likely a fouled plug. That may cause an intermittent stumble or miss but not a complete engine shutdown. Hard to imagine a gas filter causing the problem all at once and then clearing up. I would...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2004, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By jchip
engine cuts out suddenly

I have a 1991 560 sec with 80,000 miles on it. The car is seldom used but is in tip top shape. The other day while driving on the highway, the engine just completly shut off. I tried starting it...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By jchip
Oh I'm well aware of that. My order of preferance...

Oh I'm well aware of that. My order of preferance is myself, independants, my 89 year old grandmother and, only if necessary, an MB dealer. However, I was just wondering if the local dealer in Newton...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2003, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By jchip
dealer opinion needed

I'm moving to Lake Mohawk, NJ. The closest dealer to that area is Intercar in Newton, NJ. Does anyone have any feedback on them as a service center for 126 models. My experiance with dealers on older...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-31-2003, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By jchip
photos

Don't have any I can e-mail you at this time. The car is currently in the shop awaiting installation of a new catalytic convertor. When I get it back, I will try to get my hands on a digital camera...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 07-20-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By jchip
1991 420 SEL for sale

Black on Black, well maintained and used daily, brake & trans fluid changed regularly, Mobil 1, 215,000 mostly highway miles, much better interior and exterior than mileage would suggest, keyless...
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2003, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By jchip
1991 420 SEL for sale

Black on black
215,000 highway miles, used daily, lots of life left
owned since 40k miles, all records & receipts
recent alternator, Bridgestones, resonator, fuel pumps
new catalytic converter...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,779
Posted By jchip
about time

Great! I allways wondered why a marque such as Mercedes had no US based publication other than the dealer rag and the club magazine (STAR). The UK rag, Mercedes Enthusiast is ga good effort but much...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-31-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By jchip
oops

I meant 1432 not 1492.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-31-2003, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By jchip
I didn't think after market CD changers would...

I didn't think after market CD changers would work with a 1492 Becker. I have a 1991 560 SEL with a 1492 (which has a CD mode switch) and would like to add a CD changer. What model Alpine did you use...
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2003, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By jchip
Here's something interesting

The stock steering wheel on my 1991 420 SEL and my 1991 560 SEC have the same rim thickness. However, the rim thickness on the stock steering wheel on my 1991 560 SEL is decidedly thicker and feels,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By jchip
Switch Illumination

Thanks guys,
I'll pull the switches and console again and check out the FO cables to the source. Prior owner had an aftermarket CD installed which means someone was screwing around behind the panel....
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By jchip
switch illumination

On my 1991 560 SEL, the illumination on 2 switches does not work. They are the rear defrost switch and rear dome light. All other switches illuminate fine. I replaced the switches thinking they had...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-25-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By jchip
560 SEL tire selection

Any thoughts out there on the best tires for my 1991 560 SEL. I drive 100 highway miles per day, and favor a crisp, responsive, all season tire (live in NJ) in either the stock (205/65/15) or...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By jchip
decals

Anyone know where I could obtain some of the engine or window decals for my 1991 560 SEL?

J.Chip
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2003, 07:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 74,281
Posted By jchip
Roll call

No pics, but I've currently got 3:

1991 420 SEL (213,00 mi) blk/bkl
1991 560 SEL (71,300 mi) blk/blk
1991 560 SEC (78,000 mi) Taupe/cream

J.Chip
Forum: Tech Help 03-22-2003, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By jchip
Just added a 560 SEL

New addition to the fleet. Just bought a 1991 560 SEL (blk/blk) with 71,300 mile to go along with my daily driver 1991 420 SEL (blk/blk, 213,000 mi) and my wife's 1991 560 SEC (taupe/cream, 78,000...
Forum: Tech Help 03-22-2003, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By jchip
power vs non power rear seat swap

I'd like to swap the rear seat cushion from my 1991 560 SEL with one from a 1991 420 SEL since the leather on the 420 seat is in much better condition than the 560. The 560 rear seats are power...
Forum: Tech Help 03-02-2003, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By jchip
What is it?

Both my 1991 126's have a plastic tube that goes from the throttle side of the idle control valve to the intake manifold side essentially bypassing the idle control valve. One side of this tube is...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2003, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By jchip
Thanks for all the input guys, however.... ...

Thanks for all the input guys, however....

I've checked the 4 pin dual temp sensor and it checks out as per the temp vs res table.

I am getting power to the N8 module and about 4 volts (with a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By jchip
high idle still - stumped

My 91 420 SEL idles at 1800-2000 rpm in park/neutral when warm and 850 rpm in drive. When cold, it still idles high (above 1000 rpm). I've cleaned and checked the operation of the idle controil...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By jchip
Steve

Steve,
Thanks, thought so. What about my second question. Will it run without the module in place?
J.Chip
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By jchip
Idle speed control module (N8) repair

I've read a lot about repairing a suspect idle speed module by resoldering cold solder joints or bad connections within the module. I pulled mine ('91 420 SEL) and removed the cover. While I don't...
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2003, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By jchip
Thanks. If they can be e-mailed, I'd appreciate...

Thanks. If they can be e-mailed, I'd appreciate it.
J.Chip
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By jchip
O2 sensor

The manual says replace the O2 sensor once at 60.000 miles but makes no mention of changing it out ever again. What's the general practice for a 1991 420 sel. I'm at 207,000 miles.

J.Chip
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By jchip
Not sure what the correct voltage should be but I...

Not sure what the correct voltage should be but I had reason to check mine on a 1991 420 SEL just this past weekend and if I remember it was about 5 volts. Through the probes, i could feel the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2003, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By jchip
My problem is too much bass so I doubt that the...

My problem is too much bass so I doubt that the amps are being bypassed. I am assuming the door speakers are for midrange while the rears should handle most of the bass output. If this is true, I'm...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By jchip
O2 sensor

Manual says replace the O2 sensor once at 60k. I've got 206K. Don't know if original owner replaced it as suggested but should'nt they be replaced every so often as part of good preventive...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By jchip
Stock 560 SEC sound system

The prior owner (or someone) must have fiddled with the stock sound system in my 1991 560 SEC. Maybe there was an after market CD player installed or removed during the transfer of ownership. Anyway,...
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