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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-21-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,123
Posted By stargazerplus
I had my windows replaced by STCS in Coventry...

I had my windows replaced by STCS in Coventry yesterday. I watched Tony do the some of the job and was impressed by his knowledge. The job is first class and you wouldn't know the hood had been...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,123
Posted By stargazerplus
Lea, I wasn't being critical, in fact I have...

Lea, I wasn't being critical, in fact I have tremendous admiration for the amount of research you have done on this topic. I'm just interested in what Peter S has to say on using thinner plastic...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-15-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,123
Posted By stargazerplus
This is interesting! My SL windows have cracked...

This is interesting! My SL windows have cracked where the hood folds and the car is only six years old. I too was wondering about non original replacement plastic. The guy I am going to use has an...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By stargazerplus
Is this the M113 engine? If it is I had EXACTLY...

Is this the M113 engine? If it is I had EXACTLY the same problem with a 97 C240 with the M112 sister engine... they are exactly the same apart from the number of cylinders. It would start fine hot...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By stargazerplus
2001 SL Radio wiring identification help!

Unfortunately my copy of WIS doesn't have wiring diagrams for the radio connector. Car is a 2001 SL320 V6

So far I believe connector A is as follows:

A1 Speed signal (?)
A2 ???????????? (I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By stargazerplus
Still having problems with starting 98 C240

Many thanks to all who repled to my previous post. Have taken heed of your suggestions but I still have a starting issue.

The car starts and runs fine from stone cold and hot. However, after...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By stargazerplus
Intermittent starting C240 V6 1998

I have a strange problem with starting my C240. The problem is very intermittent and has me pulling my hair out!! (What little there is left:) )

First off it has autostart, you know when you flick...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-31-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By stargazerplus
I wouldn't bother!!!! A large funnel volume...

I wouldn't bother!!!! A large funnel volume causes more problems... believe me I have tried! I have found the best way to fill the transmission is to use clean litre/quart bottles which have a small...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-09-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By stargazerplus
I should have been clearer on this! It is the...

I should have been clearer on this! It is the R129 grille I am referring to which gets that horrible watermarked look and seems impossible to shift. I tried every paste I had in the cupboard.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-07-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By stargazerplus
Solution to stained grille!

I have read posts on various forums about stained grilles and the ineptitude of various compounds to clean off the stains! At last I have found something that works... It doesn't work if you use it...
Forum: Tech Help 12-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By stargazerplus
Intermittent starting problems W202 C240

Sometimes the car cranks and does not start. Most of the time it starts first time. There does not seem to be any pattern. It always starts first time when stone cold. First failed to start when...
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By stargazerplus
You'll find the answer here along with pics.......

You'll find the answer here along with pics.... you'll need to register and sign in first to be able to read the how to section of the forum:

http://mbclub.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=26888
...
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By stargazerplus
Are you sure it isn't the front flex disc? Tyre...

Are you sure it isn't the front flex disc? Tyre problems can normally be driven through. If you can feel the vibration through the seat of your pants and not the steering wheel then I would say flex...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By stargazerplus
This any help? Same as V6 basically as described...

This any help? Same as V6 basically as described earlier.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/stargazerplus/1belt.jpg

The bit you turn is on the end of the tensioner pulley bolt which is a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By stargazerplus
if it's a V6 M112 engine it's easy. There is a...

if it's a V6 M112 engine it's easy. There is a spring loaded tensioner pulley whcih needs rotated counterclockwise. Belt just slips off. The pulley is spring loaded so there is nothing to tighten.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-07-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,761
Posted By stargazerplus
If it comes with the instruction manual the...

If it comes with the instruction manual the pinouts are all listed. Its fairly straightforward apart from the speed pulse, which isn't worth connecting as it is just plain irritating. I think there...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By stargazerplus
AMM Air mass meter? More commonly known as...

AMM

Air mass meter? More commonly known as MAS, which is the mass airflow sensor, a simple replacement as it is located in the air intake to the filter.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-05-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,761
Posted By stargazerplus
Although they look the same they are not! The...

Although they look the same they are not! The pinouts are different and one be controlled by sterrng wheel controls supplying the display the other cannot. I found this out by selling on ebay and had...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,873
Posted By stargazerplus
I wouldn't bother using this later Fuchs Syntetic...

I wouldn't bother using this later Fuchs Syntetic Oil. You can buy it from Mercedes, but if you have an older transmission any dexron fluid that meets MB 236.5 should be fine. Just change it every 15...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By stargazerplus
I don't think it's the timing chain.. it gets...

I don't think it's the timing chain.. it gets quiet after oil pressure builds up.
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By stargazerplus
S Class 2002 Convenience open close help required please.

I have an intermittent problem with the convenience open and closing feature on my s-class which is a pain. If you get out of the car and leave a window open sometimes you can close it with the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By stargazerplus
Using MB spec 229.1 15w40 dino oil (chevron). It...

Using MB spec 229.1 15w40 dino oil (chevron). It was quieter on startup before but don't know what oil was in it because just bought the car. Would like to replace the lifters and the injectors....
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By stargazerplus
Symptoms are noise on startup, almost diesel like...

Symptoms are noise on startup, almost diesel like that diasppears after about five seconds or less. 160 k miles
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By stargazerplus
How easy is it to replace valve lifters in a 2.6 m103?

Is it simply a matter of removing the camshaft caps one by one and pressing the lifters out and replacing them with new ones primed with oil? I did a search for a how to but couldn't find anything....
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By stargazerplus
I had the same problem on an S class W220. Does...

I had the same problem on an S class W220. Does your cruise control work?
As soon as I pressed the pedal the abs activated then I got a malfunction message. It was an abs sensor rhf wheel hub.
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By stargazerplus
Just did an interesting calculation. Assuming I...

Just did an interesting calculation. Assuming I DON'T or CAN'T drain the torque converter and also assuming that there is a total of eight litres in the transmission (prob nearer 6.5) and that I can...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By stargazerplus
I wonder is there any way of finding out. Under...

I wonder is there any way of finding out. Under car with strobe light springs to mind! The service book says the number for the transmission is 22027018000314816302, not that this is really any help!
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By stargazerplus
722.6 transmission in W220??? Does it have a torque converter drain plug or not?

I have an S320 cdi 02 model with five speed tipfunction tranny - is this the 722.6?. I realise that these are not actually lifetime fill and want to change the fluid. Just wanted to find out how to...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By stargazerplus
Thanks Steve... this is the second helpful reply...

Thanks Steve... this is the second helpful reply you have given to one of my posts. I have a problem on my 2.6 with exhaust boom and I think it is completely shot... one of the seams on the back box...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By stargazerplus
Separating centre of muffler on 190E 2.6 - advice please

I have done replacement on one of these before and it was a bit of nightmare!! The problem was freeing the twin joint in the centre section... It was easy enough to undo the clamps between the front...
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