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Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-12-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By lkchris
Euro parts source: Your reliable source in...

Euro parts source: Your reliable source in Germany for high quality spare parts | Speed Autoteile (http://speed-autoteile.com/)
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 01-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By lkchris
your owners manual should indicate if this is...

your owners manual should indicate if this is possible.

look for permissible snow tire sizes, as with snow tires smaller is better.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 01-24-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,840
Posted By lkchris
Well, the part number for the Mercedes DVD I...

Well, the part number for the Mercedes DVD I have--an early one through 2007 only--is T-2700-164-06.

You can enter this number at one of the online Mercedes dealers (omit dashes) and it comes up....
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By lkchris
Better to say never imported to USA. 5-speed...

Better to say never imported to USA.

5-speed auto W124s in Europe for sure, but it doesn't help much.
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By lkchris
Your better bet is to get yourself a free...

Your better bet is to get yourself a free subscription to the Mercedes parts system.

In there, you can run a "datacard" which will not only indicate the engine serial number but also list all the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-06-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By lkchris
Can you acutally feel it missing or are you just...

Can you acutally feel it missing or are you just reporting OBD2 diagnostic?

Many times a "missing" diagnostic is cured by simple replacement of the MAF sensor--they are notoriously unreliable on...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,558
Posted By lkchris
You've always seen modified cars. NO German car...

You've always seen modified cars. NO German car leaves factory with two rear foglights.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-25-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,579
Posted By lkchris
As far as I can tell there is no WIS procedure...

As far as I can tell there is no WIS procedure for this, as there is no requirement for ever changing this fluid ... capacity is all of 0.5 liters, BTW, so obviously the fill plug won't be much...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By lkchris
Mercedes parts system is available online to...

Mercedes parts system is available online to anybody in USA.

http://epc.startekinfo.com
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-31-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,127
Posted By lkchris
What to do to reset things after dead/removed...

What to do to reset things after dead/removed battery is included in owners manual.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-27-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,624
Posted By lkchris
Owners manual contains reset procedures required...

Owners manual contains reset procedures required after battery removed or dead.
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,615
Posted By lkchris
Too bad, as that's bad for your engine. See...

Too bad, as that's bad for your engine.

See The Effect of Oil Drain Interval on Valvetrain Friction and Wear (http://papers.sae.org/2007-01-4133/)

Hey, it's the 21st century and oil isn't the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By lkchris
Your owners manual covers what needs to be reset...

Your owners manual covers what needs to be reset following battery disconnection.

EVERYTHING is powered by the main battery ... until it fails.

FWIW, COMAND (not Command) units are available...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,615
Posted By lkchris
Go here: http://www.startekinfo.com You can...

Go here: http://www.startekinfo.com

You can find
list of recommended fluids
ability to subscribe (for fee) to read/download all shop procedures
ability to subscribe (free) to entire USA...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,039
Posted By lkchris
It doesn't measure either, of course, but...

It doesn't measure either, of course, but rather--as noted--"listens" for knocking and changes ignition advance until it goes away.

Lots of mythology out there that equates presence of these to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-29-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,828
Posted By lkchris
All the ET stuff you quote is meaningless, as the...

All the ET stuff you quote is meaningless, as the only thing that counts is the thickness of the casting around the lug bolt holes.

The answer has to come from the manufacturer of the wheel, i.e....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-29-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By lkchris
There must be three, then, as the very earliest,...

There must be three, then, as the very earliest, i.e. '86, were forged but soon thereafter they were cast. Clearly the earliest are best.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-13-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By lkchris
2007-2008 are best years for these vehicles as...

2007-2008 are best years for these vehicles as beginning in 2009 they get urea injection, which isn't so bad, but the runflat tires are.
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By lkchris
Don't know about W201 but for W124 last model...

Don't know about W201 but for W124 last model years had clear corner lights, the USA version having orange side reflectors, the Euro versions not.
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By lkchris
That would be Sylvania Silverstars, i.e. a...

That would be Sylvania Silverstars, i.e. a PepBoys special.

If you source Osram Silverstars from Europe, you'll find they last just fine. As does everything from Phillips, too.

Don't put crap...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By lkchris
Search the forum--plenty of posts about it.

Search the forum--plenty of posts about it.
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By lkchris
Lots of aircooled motorcycle guys have their...

Lots of aircooled motorcycle guys have their panties in a wad over this, but it's basically irrelevant to Mercedes.
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By lkchris
Oh, but it is ... ... when the parts are...

Oh, but it is ...

... when the parts are "tire kingdom" parts and the installers are "tire kingdom" guys.

Best bet is OE Mercedes parts installed following Mercedes specifications.
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,319
Posted By lkchris
This thread started regarding DVDs/CDs. ...

This thread started regarding DVDs/CDs.

Those you simply call on the phone and order: 800.for.merc

The same information is available via paid subscription, which is where you are. And rather...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By lkchris
When shopping for Thule, always look at UK...

When shopping for Thule, always look at UK websites.

For the USA, Thule is now totally compromised toward SUVs.
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,592
Posted By lkchris
My early warning was cruise control shutoff at 70...

My early warning was cruise control shutoff at 70 mph. Got my attention.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 07-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,738
Posted By lkchris
http://www.offroad.mercedes-benz.de/index.htm

http://www.offroad.mercedes-benz.de/index.htm
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 07-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,681
Posted By lkchris
White probably means translucent so you can see...

White probably means translucent so you can see the fluid level.

Black probably means AGM construction, i.e. no fluid checking required.
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By lkchris
It's NOT a switch, it's a connector. Perhaps...

It's NOT a switch, it's a connector.

Perhaps for the fluid level sensor.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-11-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By lkchris
Keep looking for 16s--you want the narrowest tire...

Keep looking for 16s--you want the narrowest tire possible.
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