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Forum: Tech Help Today, 11:40 AM
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Posted By lsmalley
I did not swap the axle. Only the synchromesh,...

I did not swap the axle. Only the synchromesh, which is the cage within the can that the ball bearings are contained in. I would not run 2 different axles that were not identical on one car, but...
Forum: Tech Help Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By lsmalley
what prevents certain axles from not being interchangeable?

I had to do a boot replacement on a w208 and ended up fracturing the synchromesh when I tried to remove the end. I had a spare axle from my w201 and was able to use the synchromesh from that one and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lsmalley
The wire that plugs into the sender ends in a...

The wire that plugs into the sender ends in a plug behind the battery. There is continuity there. From the Br/wh wire to ground there is a resistance of .45. Behind the cluster on the the round plug...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lsmalley
The gauge is at max with the engine off

The gauge is at max with the engine off
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lsmalley
Makes me a little nervous. Just the same as...

Makes me a little nervous. Just the same as having no oil pressure in my opinion. Makes me think that something is clogged up and oil isn't getting circulated.
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lsmalley
w201 high oil pressure

Can anyone help me diagnose high oil pressure? As soon as I turn the key on, engine off, the oil pressure needle shoots up to 3 bars. I have another sending unit that I swapped in and it is the same...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By lsmalley
You won't need to use the stock radiator support...

You won't need to use the stock radiator support holes at the bottom. In order to get that massive fan in you will need to remove those 2 plastic posts on the bottom of the radiator and slide it...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By lsmalley
Aux fan shrouds w/ engine weather strip....I...

Aux fan shrouds w/ engine weather strip....I remember doing that and also shrouding everything with aluminum tape to get the max amount of airflow to radiator and condenser. Ditch the aux fans and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By lsmalley
Try notching the stripped bolt heads with a...

Try notching the stripped bolt heads with a chisel and hammer it. I would be cautious of using a propane torch so close to the fuel line components.
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
Unless you absolutely need to replace that dust...

Unless you absolutely need to replace that dust shield and have all the proper tools and parts (i.e., another rear wheel bearing), then you are better off leaving that alone. In fact, I wouldn't even...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
The threads on the axle stripped. My guess is the...

The threads on the axle stripped. My guess is the combination of vibration and turning must've caused the nut to jump a thread or something, I don't know, but I wouldn't do it again. Break the nut...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
Don't do it. HF will end up stripping your rear...

Don't do it. HF will end up stripping your rear axle and then you'll need to replace the entire axle. I had to get axles from another member on the forum because one stripped and I could not get the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By lsmalley
Ok, so an ABS isn't really all that urgent a...

Ok, so an ABS isn't really all that urgent a matter to fail an inspection. If you need to get the car to inspection ASAP to avoid late penalties then just temporarily daisy-chain another socket and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
Mark like this before you take out any bolts....

Mark like this before you take out any bolts. Then when you are putting bolts back, the mark will line up exactly how it was. This will be most beneficial when dealing with eccentric bolts. Yes, your...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
It's part of the nut. It's just a break away tab

It's part of the nut. It's just a break away tab
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
Remove the 30 mm nut by bending out the small tab...

Remove the 30 mm nut by bending out the small tab and then rotate nut CCW. Be sure to set the e-brake and if you have a jack stand try setting the ceter of the hub lip right on the jack stand so when...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lsmalley
Thumbs up The material I am using is just clear vinyl from...

The material I am using is just clear vinyl from Wal-Mart that you can purchase by the sq ft. They have different thickness. I bought the thickest one they had. The way I am using it is just as it...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By lsmalley
Try painting several coats Plasti-Dip over it for...

Try painting several coats Plasti-Dip over it for a base to protect it from being brittle and crumbling, and then do the outer coat the color you want it to match.
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lsmalley
The glass lenses are horrible with sand damage...

The glass lenses are horrible with sand damage and light output is reduced by over 50%. I've had clear vinyl over my lights for about 3 desert heat summers and zero yellowing, zero chips. Also, say...
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lsmalley
Bulb failure light?? I don't believe the 201 has...

Bulb failure light?? I don't believe the 201 has that. But I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to address
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lsmalley
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/3342...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/334230-homemade-headlight-projectors.html

This was of course done about 5 or 6 years ago, but I have since fine tuned everything and made more...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lsmalley
I've built mine from scratch and to me they are...

I've built mine from scratch and to me they are the best headlights on the market for w201/w124....
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By lsmalley
Not familiar with the 126, but I would try using...

Not familiar with the 126, but I would try using a one-way check valve to plug the line.
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,070
Posted By lsmalley
W201 defrost flap mod (vacuum element 0008008775)

I was searching for the vacuum element for my defrost flap and apparently they are no longer available. Came across this thread and saw one of our members (maybe even more) are having the same issue....
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
Rear suspension removal

Start by jacking up the car and mark the nuts/bolts as I described. Then remove the 30mm axle nut (this is necessary in order to remove the rear control arm). Remove rear caliper from wheel carrier...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By lsmalley
Thanks. Installed it last and I have reverse...

Thanks. Installed it last and I have reverse lights again.
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By lsmalley
I did this job on my w201 and it was surprisingly...

I did this job on my w201 and it was surprisingly very simple. I didn't remove the subframe and used all regular hand tools. You will need a 12 mm (or 10 mm, I forget which size) xzn triple square...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By lsmalley
Ok, so got my neutral safety switch in. There is...

Ok, so got my neutral safety switch in. There is this small black lever on the top portion that moves. Any special instructions I should be aware of when installing?
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By lsmalley
No reverse lights

Both reverse lights are non-functioning. Checked fuse and checked bulbs. Both are fine. Voltage at reverse light socket shows about 1.4v when not in reverse and about 2.5v when in reverse. All other...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By lsmalley
If I disconnect both wires and connect them...

If I disconnect both wires and connect them together, nothing happens. If both wires are disconnected and I take one of the wires (let's call it wire 1) and I ground it, then the clutch engages. If I...
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