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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By sgaar
OK, progress...! I went through the hydraulic...

OK, progress...! I went through the hydraulic compensating elements to see if possibly one of then had collapsed eventhough they are new. To my very big surprise I found that the thread surface on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-30-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By sgaar
Thanks. I should add that the injectors was...

Thanks. I should add that the injectors was replaced last year so I don't yjink that it is the spray pattern that is off. The manifold gasket might me it since it did start after a long trip.

I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By sgaar
Engine noise

Engine noise

I know that the title isn’t very telling so I’ll try to be more descriptive. At first I thought that this was valve noise but some further troubleshooting has led me to believe that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-12-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By sgaar
Well I got you to do the work, didn't I??

Well I got you to do the work, didn't I??
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-11-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By sgaar
Indy recommendation

I am looking for an Indy recomendation in Charlotte, NC. I need one that can do some valve work for me.

Thanks,
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-28-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By sgaar
You have checked the ATF level after the engine...

You have checked the ATF level after the engine has been idling for 2-3 minutes after a cold start?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By sgaar
Well, I started looking for alternatives and...

Well, I started looking for alternatives and found this: http://sockitout.com/american_sockethead.html where you get a hex shaped steel pin that is hammered into the bold and then you can turn it.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By sgaar
Hex bolt removal

The PO of my 560 didn't give much care to the motor mount bolts when taking then in and out. The result now is that the hex is less hex and more round.

So to get the bolt out I figure that I need...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-18-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
It can be a number of things that would make the...

It can be a number of things that would make the engine idle high. First I would take a volt meter and get a reading on the duty-cycle and see if it is where it needs to be. If that checks out then...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
Check this out: http://www.landiss.com/mixture.htm

Check this out: http://www.landiss.com/mixture.htm
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-17-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
The air/gas mixture.

The air/gas mixture.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
It seems like I got the problem resolved....

It seems like I got the problem resolved. Everything checked out OK except for the Lambda settings. It was simply running too lean. Once I got that adjusted to spec the motor is now running smoother....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
I tried to disconnect the charcoal cannister by...

I tried to disconnect the charcoal cannister by disconnecting the 'c' and the cannister side of '78' but it didn't change the problem. I don't think that the charcoal cannister is the problem. The...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
The problem occurs during the initial warm up...

The problem occurs during the initial warm up when it reaches operating temp. During the initial startup it seems to run a little less rough but it lasts only about a minute before the roughness sets...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
If I plug all the lines going to the engine what...

If I plug all the lines going to the engine what should I expect to see? The airflow through the canister is the return to the gas tank (returning inert gases?) so if I plug the lines to the tank I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-12-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
No I haven't looked at that. Correct me if wrong...

No I haven't looked at that. Correct me if wrong but the charcoal canister is located in the front drivers side fender well behind the inner liner, right? From my understanding the canister will...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-12-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By sgaar
Another RIT

Yep, this is another of these ‘rough idle’ threads. –and yes, I have searched to see if there have been someone with a similar problem.

Well onwards, I have a rough idle where the engine rocks...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-28-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By sgaar
I have changed out the ballstuds, rocker arms and...

I have changed out the ballstuds, rocker arms and chain so there shouldn’t be any stretch on the chain and everything should be as new (apart from the cams). When I got the car I replaced the chain...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By sgaar
New camshafts

I have a ticking at both cylinder banks and I took my 560 to the local MB dealer that is servicing my other MB ‘s to get the valves adjusted. I have already replaced the rockers and ballstuds and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-20-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By sgaar
Trailing arm bushings

My rear seems a little loose so I am looking into replacing the trailing arm bushings in both sides. I was under the car this afternoon and it seems like you will not be able to push out the outer...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-25-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By sgaar
Well, unfortunately it is not that easy. You will...

Well, unfortunately it is not that easy. You will have to vacuum down the system if you want it to run at optimal performance otherwise you will have a mix of coolant and air in the system.

But...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By sgaar
A couple of things; look here...

A couple of things; look here http://www.cranecams.com/pdf/90002000a.pdf and also read the artice in the most recent issue of the Star page 78. That article cover the XR-700 but it is somewhat...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-27-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By sgaar
If the system was taken apart to install the new...

If the system was taken apart to install the new components you will have to vacuum down the system before you can add new refrigerant. If you don’t do that then you will have a mixture of air and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-21-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By sgaar
If you hear clatter after the engine warms up it...

If you hear clatter after the engine warms up it could also be the hydraulic compensating elements thats worn. That can happen if the car sites, the oil drains down into the pan and then when it is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-18-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,184
Posted By sgaar
Hmm, if that is the case it might seem like I...

Hmm, if that is the case it might seem like I potentially have a problem with my release. The little handle on my car doesn't do much and it feels like there is no resistance when moving it.....damn,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-17-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,184
Posted By sgaar
I recently had the same problem getting my...

I recently had the same problem getting my hardtop off and it turned out that I pushed the handle too far back. The hook that catches the pin on the hardtop comes up as you push the handle back. As...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By sgaar
Sounds like a great thing. Coming from Charlotte.

Sounds like a great thing. Coming from Charlotte.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-30-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By sgaar
Not according to the local MB master tech at the...

Not according to the local MB master tech at the dealership. What you described is the way to go.....as he went to to say that it is a majot PITA to do it. We were talking last year when they had a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-18-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By sgaar
Here is a snippet I got back from MB Classic...

Here is a snippet I got back from MB Classic Center when I asked what the correct chassis type would be for a 560SL:

R107
560 SL
Model
R 107 E 56
Description
107.048
Production
06.1985 /...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-16-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By sgaar
Yeah, I got one of those too. Doesn't make it...

Yeah, I got one of those too. Doesn't make it anymore correct. The SL is an R-107 and the SLC is C-107.
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