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Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Southern
Thanks for sharing your mishap, at least no...

Thanks for sharing your mishap, at least no damage was done. I always use a torque wrench since I am notorious for over-tightening plastic fittings. I noticed that the Mercedes symbol on the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,398
Posted By Southern
The shifter assembly is electrical with wires...

The shifter assembly is electrical with wires going to the trans computer. Another problem with older W210s is that the shifter bushing gets worn causing slop in the shifter.
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,398
Posted By Southern
It could be a separate problem, sounds like the...

It could be a separate problem, sounds like the shifter electronics might have got wet (spilled drink, sunroof left open).
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,429
Posted By Southern
Lets not forget about those who think...

Lets not forget about those who think Transmission fluid is "filled for life".
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,521
Posted By Southern
I have used this procedure to fix the loose screw...

I have used this procedure to fix the loose screw on my 98 E320, thanks for the informative write-up.

I have found an easy way to remove the steering wheel bolt with only one person.

Open the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By Southern
Here is some info on engine sludge from Mobil's...

Here is some info on engine sludge from Mobil's website:

Sludge Protection | Mobil 1 Cleans with One Oil Change...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By Southern
My bad, I suppose if Mercedes were capable of...

My bad, I suppose if Mercedes were capable of going Mach 10 this might be doable.
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By Southern
I calculate that I average around 150 hours...

I calculate that I average around 150 hours between oil changes based on 5000K mile oil changes. If I would extend my oil changes to 7500K mile intervals then this would correspond to about 225...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By Southern
If it was up to me I would change the FSS to be...

If it was up to me I would change the FSS to be an engine hour meter. It would be much more useful for us who maintain our own vehicles.
Forum: Tech Help 03-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,695
Posted By Southern
Those are the parking lights. The bulbs are not...

Those are the parking lights. The bulbs are not typically found at the auto parts stores.
Forum: Tech Help 03-02-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By Southern
I suggest the Mobil 1 at 3K mile change...

I suggest the Mobil 1 at 3K mile change intervals. If too much sludge is dislodged too quickly it may cause screens/oil passages to plug up.

If you decide try the engine flush products, the two I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Southern
Time will tell if it improves or not. ...

Time will tell if it improves or not.

Regarding a rebuilt transmission, my thoughts are if you have a trusted mechanic I would have them rebuild the current transmission rather then chance a used...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Southern
For my E320, once reset I notice an immediate...

For my E320, once reset I notice an immediate sense of power gain since the engine will respond more with less peddle pressure (shift points are at a lower RPM). It usually takes a few weeks before...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Southern
Good choice. I'm on my third trans fluid change....

Good choice. I'm on my third trans fluid change.

I'm not familiar with the 2003 C320 transmission but the procedure for resetting the adaptive trans on the E320 is:

1. Turn the ignition key to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Southern
Was the trans fluid & filter changed recently? ...

Was the trans fluid & filter changed recently?

I'm not sure what a "soft rebuild" is but at $2000 I would drive the car until it quits.

I had a similar flare in my trans, after replacing the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By Southern
If your going to the trouble to change your own...

If your going to the trouble to change your own oil, please spent the extra time and get under your vehicle and have a good look around for leaks and other potential problems, especially with a 12...
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,742
Posted By Southern
Thanks for sharing your flex disk & center...

Thanks for sharing your flex disk & center bearing replacement. Was the center bearing worn?

Looking at your first picture in #18 your rear shift linkage bushing is gone.
Forum: Tech Help 03-22-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,265
Posted By Southern
I'm getting 25 MPG mostly highway on my 98 E320...

I'm getting 25 MPG mostly highway on my 98 E320 with 173k miles. If I am burning gas outside of the Chicago area I can get up to 4 MPG better gas mileage.

Based on the age of the plugs I would...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-13-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Southern
I'm guessing that you had trouble getting your...

I'm guessing that you had trouble getting your temp up because you don't have any vents. My weber smoker has vents on the bottom of the smoker and on the top lid to control the temp. The three...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,093
Posted By Southern
Here is a quote from another forum regarding diff...

Here is a quote from another forum regarding diff fluid pumps:

DIFF FLUID CHANGE TIP>>>>>>>>>>>Used this on my MGB and realized it will work on the w210 when servicing the rear differential...
Forum: Tech Help 09-27-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,196
Posted By Southern
W210 Aux Water Pump Brushes Replacement

I posted this on Benzworld and will post it here to help anyone with a W210n aux water pump save some $.

I had a b1416 code that was related to the aux water pump. I decided to clear the last...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Southern
Congrats on your "new" ride. What prompted you...

Congrats on your "new" ride. What prompted you to replace your shocks? When you pushed down on the bumper did the car continue to bounce?
Forum: Tech Help 09-15-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
My original spring looked fine, if you looked...

My original spring looked fine, if you looked real close you could see that the coils in the center were spaced further apart then the ends of the spring. I also reused the same trans fluid since I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
I replaced my spring last Friday and after two...

I replaced my spring last Friday and after two short trips no more flaring. I currently have a CEL due to a defective driver side cat. I currently have one on order. Due to this problem my car is...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,529
Posted By Southern
I replace my spring last Friday and after two...

I replace my spring last Friday and after two short drives, I no longer have any slipping. My spring also was not broken but had uneven spacing, it appears that the coils were spaced further apart...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
Flared is when the RMP's go up around 4000-5000...

Flared is when the RMP's go up around 4000-5000 before shifting into the next gear. It's like shifting into neutral with your foot still on the accelerator. This only happens to me when I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
The posts regarding spring replacement were from...

The posts regarding spring replacement were from flared 2-3/3-4 shifts which usually happens at 1/2 to 2/3 throttle. I have noticed that at full throttle I would experience hard transmission shifts...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
To reset do the following steps with the drivers...

To reset do the following steps with the drivers door closed:

1. Turn the ignition key to the on (not start) position.

2. Press the gas pedal to the floor and hold for five seconds.

3. Turn...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Southern
Your correct, however my trans sometimes slams...

Your correct, however my trans sometimes slams into gear when I am at full throttle.

APB, another thing to check is your circuit board for the trans: ...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,529
Posted By Southern
Updated pan magnet # A 169 371 00 03. Available...

Updated pan magnet # A 169 371 00 03. Available through Mercedes dealer.

Sonnax spring #68942-01. Available through transmissionpartsusa.com.
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