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Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Kestas
Antitheft module? Just a guess. What is the...

Antitheft module? Just a guess. What is the part number on it?
Forum: Tech Help 09-27-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Kestas
What is this thingy by my rearview mirror?

For the 18 years I've been driving my 1995 E320 Cabriolet, I've always wondered what this thing is by my rearview mirror. Can anyone shed light on this? It has wires coming from it so I believe it...
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Kestas
Are you pressing the button on the built-in...

Are you pressing the button on the built-in diagnostic module for 2-4 seconds?

Are you set up to read codes from Pin 8 and Pin 14?
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Kestas
It's been reported that most of the deposits form...

It's been reported that most of the deposits form immediately adjacent to where it connects to the throttle, if that helps.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Kestas
I've successfully used heat, followed by candle...

I've successfully used heat, followed by candle wax to penetrate and lubricate the threads.
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By Kestas
Sometimes a slightly dulled putty knife would...

Sometimes a slightly dulled putty knife would work. A perfectly sharp one may gouge into the aluminum.

Finish with a scotchbrite pad.
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,628
Posted By Kestas
I remember wiper blades for 50, Casite air and...

I remember wiper blades for 50, Casite air and oil filters for $1.

Cars were cheap to maintain through the 70s and 80s. Inflation doesn't account for many of the prices nowadays.
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Kestas
Has the engine wiring harness and throttle body...

Has the engine wiring harness and throttle body wiring been replaced? Many mechanics won't touch this model for driveablility issues unless both have been replaced.
Forum: Tech Help 05-29-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Kestas
Maybe this web site will be of some help: ...

Maybe this web site will be of some help:

https://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Kestas
No. You would have noticed right away as two...

No. You would have noticed right away as two connectors would have been completely different. I was initially sent the wrong one when I replaced mine.
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Kestas
Pin 8 is ECU. Pin 14 is CC/ETA per my notes.

Pin 8 is ECU.
Pin 14 is CC/ETA per my notes.
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Kestas
Pin 8 codes: 25 - CMP sensor not recognized or...

Pin 8 codes:
25 - CMP sensor not recognized or implausible
33 - Maximum retard setting on at least one cylinder has been reached or the ignition angle deviation between the individual cylinders is...
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Kestas
I plastidipped mine a few years ago. Waay...

I plastidipped mine a few years ago. Waay cheaper than buying new ones. I think I paid $9 for the plastidip. The coating is holding up well.
Forum: Tech Help 12-26-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Kestas
Taper bearing life is dependent on how much axial...

Taper bearing life is dependent on how much axial clearance it has.

Data shows max life is when the bearing is slightly preloaded, but bearing life drops fast if preload is a bit more than slight....
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Kestas
Even though you replaced the engine wiring...

Even though you replaced the engine wiring harness, the same needs to be done to the throttle actuator. They suffer the same problem. This should be done before any further diagnosis.
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Kestas
I ran into the same exact problem with PeachParts...

I ran into the same exact problem with PeachParts when I replaced my engine wiring harness. They made good on the part, though the one you need is more expensive.
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 38,709
Posted By Kestas
I have something going wrong every 3K on my 95...

I have something going wrong every 3K on my 95 E320 cabriolet. I honestly have to say it's the most troublesome car I've owned. Most of the problems are related to the body electricals. It's...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Kestas
You'd think after 30K they'd be bedded in by now!...

You'd think after 30K they'd be bedded in by now! When I find the opportunity, I'll have to go through the bedding in process and see if this indeed is a permanent fix. I kind of doubt it, but I'll...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Kestas
Fixed! I installed new Lemfoerder motor mounts...

Fixed! I installed new Lemfoerder motor mounts and now the engine idles smooth as silk.

The job took me 1.5 hours. The car sees no salt so I didn't have to fight the fasteners.
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Kestas
I have Pagid brakes on my E320 for 30K. They've...

I have Pagid brakes on my E320 for 30K. They've always squealed the whole time, and still do. Refreshing the paste on the back of the pads did nothing.
Forum: Tech Help 09-05-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By Kestas
Good writeup by LarryBible. The only thing I do...

Good writeup by LarryBible. The only thing I do differently is I have the helper turn the wheels from lock-to-lock as I am flushing the fluid. I would also prop the front wheels off the ground so...
Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Kestas
The car has coil packs. I had one go bad some...

The car has coil packs. I had one go bad some time ago, so I know what that feels like. This is more subtle and only at idle. Otherwise, it runs smooth as silk. Like I said, it is not a miss. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Kestas
Vibration at idle, 1995 E320

My E320 developed a noticable vibration at idle (500 rpm). It is not as though the engine developed a miss, it's more like an out of balance vibration. It goes away at higher rpms.

It smooths...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By Kestas
I've seen many people buy a car just because the...

I've seen many people buy a car just because the paint job looked spectacular. The rest of the car was a different story though.
Forum: Tech Help 06-29-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Kestas
Is the glass stock? I know you have to make...

Is the glass stock? I know you have to make modifications to race cars for safety.
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Kestas
I just went through this with my 95 E320. Isn't...

I just went through this with my 95 E320. Isn't your speedometer/odometer purely mechanical? Does it have a speedometer cable running from the transmission to the dash cluster? If so, there should...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Kestas
I've made many brake lines, living in the rust...

I've made many brake lines, living in the rust belt. A tubing bender is nice to have. I'll use a piece of pipe for a tighter bend.
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kestas
It is generally accepted that automotive...

It is generally accepted that automotive upholstery is worlds better than couch fabric. Automotive upholstery needs to be resistant to lots of abrasion, wetness, UV light, and stain. Couch fabric is...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kestas
Update -- it finally warmed up and I could finish...

Update -- it finally warmed up and I could finish this job. The space was so tight it was like building a ship in a bottle. Removing the transmission mount helped. It now starts in park.

The...
Forum: Tech Help 03-22-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kestas
I don't see where the wiring is affected. The...

I don't see where the wiring is affected. The wiring has insulation and is shrouded. I see it is stained, but have you verified that it is corroded? Take apart some of the connectors and check the...
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