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Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2001, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By Ron Miller
Gee, and I was thinking the correct answer may...

Gee, and I was thinking the correct answer may just to be driving relatively close to the posted speed limit, not 20+ mph over.
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2001, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Ron Miller
Ok, I replaced the overvoltage relay, and the car...

Ok, I replaced the overvoltage relay, and the car is better overall, but now to start it will start about 400 rpm, then sput and sputter for 15-30 seconds and then start running pretty well. I may...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2001, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Ron Miller
86 300E won't run over idle speed for 30 seconds or so.

My car has lately decided not to run over idle speed until it warms up for a little bit from a cold start. It will start right up, but when you give it some gas, it either does nothing, or will slow...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2001, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,213
Posted By Ron Miller
Larry and Donald, would you happen to have a...

Larry and Donald, would you happen to have a model number of the meter (vom) that you have or wish you had? I sorta looked at Sears website, but only found expensive meters that did duty cycle, not...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2001, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,213
Posted By Ron Miller
Question VOM for duty cycle on 300e electronics.

I need to check some stuff out on my car, 86 300E, and I am in need of a VOM that measures duty cycle. I have been wanting a better meter anyway than my old analog VOM. Any recomendations? I have...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2001, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Ron Miller
My aux fan didn't come on a few weeks ago when...

My aux fan didn't come on a few weeks ago when the a/c was on. I found that the voltage dropping resistor was burned out on my car. It is located on my 86 300E right behind the driver headlights...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2001, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Ron Miller
Don't know if this will help any or not. I had...

Don't know if this will help any or not. I had an alternator short out in my 86 300E. Even with the key off, the alternator would pull a lot of juice, but I never had any smoke from the battery...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2001, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Ron Miller
It can be a bad alternator. I had a similar...

It can be a bad alternator. I had a similar problem about 6 months ago on my 300E. Turns out that the triode was shorted out, and also had the windings bad. My alternator would actually get pretty...
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2001, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,058
Posted By Ron Miller
What I would do, if i wantdd to diagnose it...

What I would do, if i wantdd to diagnose it myself, would be to some time when the motor is cold and you have time, loosen the serpentine belt and take it off of the pulleys enough to spin all...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2001, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Ron Miller
Well, I got my air conditioner aux fan working...

Well, I got my air conditioner aux fan working properly, that series resistor was burned out. I couldn't get the parts fastlane to let me buy a part, I mean I would click on buy, and nothing would...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2001, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Ron Miller
I have discovered that the aux. fan dropping...

I have discovered that the aux. fan dropping resistor is burned out, the one right behind the left headlamp mounted on the fender. Does any one know the ohm value and the wattage rating of this...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2001, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Ron Miller
Benzmac....... I did what you suggested and...

Benzmac....... I did what you suggested and nothing and the fan still did not come on. I got out a manual I had, and it said if I didn't have a new relay to put in to check it, to do this...... ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2001, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Ron Miller
I have had my car for about 6 months. I tried...

I have had my car for about 6 months. I tried the air conditioning, and found it did not work. So, I took it to a local air conditioner man, and he charged it up. In the process, at no time did...
Forum: Site Feedback 04-03-2001, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Ron Miller
I don't know when some of the baseball caps, t...

I don't know when some of the baseball caps, t shirts, and all that is going to be for sale. I would like to request leather checkbook covers. What I want is not necessarily Mercedesshop logos...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2001, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Ron Miller
I found a tag on the passenger side of the engine...

I found a tag on the passenger side of the engine compartment kind of by the radiator that is red and says it has R-12. But, I look at the high and low side valves, and they are completely different...
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2001, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Ron Miller
If it is what I think it is, the line from the...

If it is what I think it is, the line from the regulator goes up to the black rubber hose that connects between the air cleaner housing and the crankcase breather.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2001, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ron Miller
I usually just keep a small set of combination...

I usually just keep a small set of combination wrenches, a crescent wrench, pair of pliers, and a few screwdrivers in the trunk. I have also been around long enough to keep a roll of toilet paper...
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2001, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Ron Miller
Well, you don't have to buy from Ebay, but it is...

Well, you don't have to buy from Ebay, but it is a good place to shop and get information. There are usually a lot of pics, and fairly detailed information about whatever car turns your crank. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2001, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Ron Miller
I just went to ebay's home page, typed in...

I just went to ebay's home page, typed in Mercedes 300ce in the search window, and came up with 5 cars to start with. At least this will get things started for you to look.
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2001, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Ron Miller
I bought my 300e from Ebay. I did look for...

I bought my 300e from Ebay. I did look for several months before I found what I wanted and in the price range I had in mind. Just please don't get in a big hurry, and enjoy the looking and learning...
Forum: Tech Help 02-04-2001, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Ron Miller
The fogging up has happened to me on 4 american...

The fogging up has happened to me on 4 american made vehicles........ and I ended up putting heater cores in. A very small pinhole leak that was pretty hard to even smell coolant from. Anyway,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2001, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By Ron Miller
Don't totally ignore the alternator. My...

Don't totally ignore the alternator. My alternator went bad and was drawing juice from the battery, even if the key was off. Unhook your battery cable and recharge the battery, then test to see if...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2001, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Ron Miller
I was looking around on Ebay, and ran across this...

I was looking around on Ebay, and ran across this grill that looks pretty good to me. I always liked the big star in the middle of the grill on other Mercedes. Looks like the downside is that you...
Forum: General Information 01-28-2001, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,318
Posted By Ron Miller
This is a great thread, or will be. I think I...

This is a great thread, or will be. I think I may have some vacuum leaks also, but my manual says to paint the hose connections with fuel and a paint brush, but I didn't want to have a can of gas...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2001, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ron Miller
Hello: I am going to be changing my fuel...

Hello:

I am going to be changing my fuel filter sometime soon on my 86 300E. On our farm here, anytime we change fuel filters on any diesel equipment, we make sure to use the hand pump on the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2001, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Ron Miller
Hello: I have had my 86 300E now for almost 3...

Hello: I have had my 86 300E now for almost 3 months. When I got it, the air cleaner hose was gone. I finally got a new one to go on, but I noticed there is a place for a sensor to go. I have...
Forum: Tech Help 01-18-2001, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Ron Miller
I posted my question elsewhere and got an answer....

I posted my question elsewhere and got an answer. I thought I would share what the Tech sent me in case anyone else has a need to adjust the automatic shifter linkage or safety start switch. My car...
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2001, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Ron Miller
If you are losing coolant and can't really find...

If you are losing coolant and can't really find it, I would think the head gasket is another possibility. We just got out Ford minivan back out of the shop for this very problem. The van never did...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2001, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Ron Miller
When I changed my tranny fluid last night, I...

When I changed my tranny fluid last night, I noticed the linkage on the tranny flopped around where the long metal rod connects the shifter to the little arm on the tranny. upon removing the little...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2001, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ron Miller
Well, another alternator fixed my problem. It's...

Well, another alternator fixed my problem. It's a good thing I didn't spring for just the voltage regulator and brush assy, because after removing my alternator and looking inside, the windings were...
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