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Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By goldstone
:bulb2: OMG! That's so logical!! Now this makes...

:bulb2: OMG! That's so logical!! Now this makes so much more sense to me, and I see just why you've indicated a malfunctioning level control valve best describes my 560SEL's present suspension...
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By goldstone
What about Forward Flow?

Thank you both for your helpful replies! It makes sense that the level-control valve necessarily checks backflow from the struts and accumulators, and this certainly seems the most likely source of...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By goldstone
560SEL Hydraulic Suspension - Odd Behavior

Thanks to knowledge supplied over the years by members of this forum, I have a pretty good working understanding of my '91 560SEL's hydraulic rear suspension system. Unfortunately, my knowledge is...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By goldstone
Thumbs up GOT IT!!!

Thank you gentlemen!

Turns out that external fuse IS for the heated seats after all. I incorrectly responded to pwogaman's earlier post based on the fact that I saw the indicators on the seat...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By goldstone
Nope... Not the heated seats. I tried them too...

Nope... Not the heated seats. I tried them too with the fuse removed, and they worked fine. I'm thinking maybe the theft alarm... What's the easiest way to test that? (I can't recall it EVER...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By goldstone
Thank you MBDOC, but...

...that's not it. The car has the outboard 30A strip fuse protecting the blower circuit. (I nevertheless pulled the 25 Amp fuse from that external holder as advised, started engine, and blower motor...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By goldstone
Question 1991 560SEL(Euro): Help Identifying these Auxilliary Fuses, Please

1991 Euro 560SEL continues to be a joy to own.

Question: Right next to the fusebox, there's a small ancillary holder that takes two additional fuses. (I can't find this holder referenced in the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-04-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,161
Posted By goldstone
Not as easy as I thought...

Over the weekend, I set out to trace the short in the circuit associated with fuse #15 in my '89 420SEL, and I ran into problems using the instructions Scott supplied above. Here's the thing:

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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-29-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,161
Posted By goldstone
Hey Scott, That was very generous of you to...

Hey Scott,

That was very generous of you to post so detailed a response regarding short detection!

This all makes sense to me. In effect, your described technique will re-establish the #15...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,161
Posted By goldstone
How to trace a short?

Perfect timing! I've just discovered the very same problem with the very same circuit in my '89 420SEL. 8 Amp Fuse #15 (accessory lamps, door locks, antenna, seat adjustment, et al) keeps blowing....
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By goldstone
Thank you: You've got mail! :)

Thank you: You've got mail! :)
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By goldstone
Question Compressor 560SEL - EURO vs. US model

QUESTION: Does anyone know whether the Nippon Denso 10P17C compressor used in the US W126 models is the same (or compatible with) that used in the Euro edition?

Tech just called to report that my...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-02-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By goldstone
XM Antenna Placement/Installation on W126

Finally had some time yesterday to begin installing a new Sony MEX BT-5000 head unit with XM module into my '91 560SEL. Rewiring is all pretty straightforward so far, except I'm not sure of where I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Thanks for the response, Warren, but hindsight is...

Thanks for the response, Warren, but hindsight is 20:20.

The flex disk was hitting the tunnel only under very specific conditions. This led the tech to logically conclude it was symptomatic of...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Exclamation Important follow-up (4-months later)

Well, everything WAS fine until last week... I was cruising down the parkway when there was this sudden single startling thud from the same location that had produced the original problem discussed...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Clarifying previous post: I purchased a "new"...

Clarifying previous post: I purchased a "new" rebuilt tranny from Ron at German Star--(I did NOT have my original rebuilt.)
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Rebuilt tranny (from German Star). Very...

Rebuilt tranny (from German Star).

Very experienced mechanic--didn't note any problem with the new mount I provided. The part numbers on the packaging are correct; though I suppose any of the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By goldstone
Thanks, "Lino"! Here's the link to German...

Thanks, "Lino"!

Here's the link to German Star's price list:
http://www.germanstar.net/tranmb.htm

It cost me an additional $180 for round trip shipping ($90 to get the new unit and $90 to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Follow-Up: After a few days, the "slight...

Follow-Up:

After a few days, the "slight vibration" that remained in the drivetrain is gone. I guess something that was slightly askew must have settled back into proper position down there. ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By goldstone
Had no better economical choice than to replace...

Had no better economical choice than to replace the tranny and torque converter. (Repair would have cost more.)

The original torque converter was fused so tightly to the original tranny that my...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
UPDATE: And the answer is...

Thank you for the various recommendations. I called my technician and he initially thought it was the center driveshaft support and bearing, as suggested by both RAMBLIN and BRUNO_300TE; but after I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2005, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By goldstone
With the copper washer in place, torque the drain...

With the copper washer in place, torque the drain plug to 40nM on your vehicle. For the record, the oil filter canister cover only gets torqued to 25nm (not very tight at all.)

As noted above,...
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Whenever possible, I prefer to do my own work on...

Whenever possible, I prefer to do my own work on the car, but I'm no fool: If it's more than I feel capable of safely and successfully handling myself, I have no problem calling in an expert. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By goldstone
Question Does this sound like a flex disk problem on my 126?

BACKGROUND:
Last month, I swapped a new German Star rebuilt tranny into my '89 420SEL. Too big a job for me to handle on my own, so I turned it over to a HIGHLY experienced Benz indy (highest...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By goldstone
Thank you gentlemen!

Thank you gentlemen!
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By goldstone
Question Distributor Cap, Rotor, Wires: Basic Question

Pretty straightforward question here...

When is the "correct" (or appropriate) time to R&R distributor cap, rotor, and wires? Do you wait until problems crop-up, or do you replace these items to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2005, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By goldstone
You can browse this board and get every...

You can browse this board and get every conceivable opinion about "the best" oil product for your vehicle, but the most experienced and respected members agree: Use the viscosities and grades...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2005, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By goldstone
When was transmission last serviced (i.e. fluid...

When was transmission last serviced (i.e. fluid changed)? Check the tranny fluid level...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2005, 01:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By goldstone
Can flushing cooling system kill monovalve?

Just swapped in a new tranny and torque converter, finally putting the original to sleep after 245,000 miles. Car is shifting like new (actually better, considering the modifications made to the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By goldstone
You'll track it down. The fact that you got it...

You'll track it down. The fact that you got it to start in the interim implies that it's almost certainly a faulty ground somewhere.

I'd check the starter connections first...

Good luck! (Let...
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