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Forum: Tech Help 12-20-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By EricSilver
Seems I was not paying attention -- my engine is...

Seems I was not paying attention -- my engine is in fact after 039710, as you said. I was misreading something in my notes. :o
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By EricSilver
Thanks Chuck -- just drove by your school last...

Thanks Chuck -- just drove by your school last night, taking a shortcut on Rebel Run.

Still confused though; every search I do says both are compatible. Seems to come down to a single locking...
Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By EricSilver
I am 99% certain it's a faulty crank sensor.

I am 99% certain it's a faulty crank sensor.
Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By EricSilver
Crank Sensor Confusion -- W210 / M113

Car: 2001 E430 4matic

My Engine:
113940 30 285847

So... Which of these crank sensors do I use? Pelican Parts indicates either.

Single Clip, Rear
From engine # 30 039710
Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By EricSilver
This sounds heat related -- runs fine when engine...

This sounds heat related -- runs fine when engine is cold, stalls when hot, then runs after cooling off.

Before doing anything else, check the crank sensor at the back of the engine/bell...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By EricSilver
Ditto! I just resurrected a 4 year-old post...

Ditto!

I just resurrected a 4 year-old post about mine -- they are still on the car since 2013 and approx 70K miles.
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,780
Posted By EricSilver
Resurrecting this thread because, after more than...

Resurrecting this thread because, after more than 4 years and over 70K miles, the Akebonos are not only still on the car; they look barely worn.

I am beyond stunned by this as I excepted to see...
Forum: Tech Help 10-25-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 28,483
Posted By EricSilver
Wish you were here 5 years ago, when I did that...

Wish you were here 5 years ago, when I did that "repair." :)

There may be another, simpler possibility:

There is a high-temperature version of POR-15 that is (or should be) impervious to...
Forum: Tech Help 09-16-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By EricSilver
Funny, now I am noticing the original post...

Funny, now I am noticing the original post specifically mentioned the shifter error.
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By EricSilver
You need to hit the curb really hard to take out...

You need to hit the curb really hard to take out a chunk of tire and rim.

It sounds like a wheel speed sensor has been damaged, which could be triggering limp mode.
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By EricSilver
Yes, perfectly normal, especially on very humid...

Yes, perfectly normal, especially on very humid days. You will notice it less, or not at all, when it is dry out.
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,221
Posted By EricSilver
Is your switch an original MB? Or is it an...

Is your switch an original MB? Or is it an aftermarket part?

When I had this problem on my 124, the defective MB switch worked better than the new Febi I tried to replace it with. Got an...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,221
Posted By EricSilver
You left out the most important thing: ...

You left out the most important thing:

Make sure the replacement NSS is an original MB part, or you will be doing this job more than once within a very short time span.
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By EricSilver
If you used an aftermarket switch, (i.e., Febi,...

If you used an aftermarket switch, (i.e., Febi, etc.) trash it and get an original part form the dealer. Same thing happened to me years ago on my 124 and replacing with an original part solved the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By EricSilver
If your S430 has secondary cats, as my E430 does,...

If your S430 has secondary cats, as my E430 does, and if the secondary cat is broken (and thus causing the rattling) you can also gut it and be done.

The secondaries are downstream of the O2...
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By EricSilver
And they give you the shiny new metallic ones,...

And they give you the shiny new metallic ones, correct?

A couple of years ago, my current old-style plastic fob cracked over the "lock" and "unlock" areas and I was concerned about it failing...
Forum: Tech Help 09-17-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By EricSilver
After reading all the workarounds, the dealer...

After reading all the workarounds, the dealer option sounds like a bargain.
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By EricSilver
Just click Mercedes Benz at the top of this page....

Just click Mercedes Benz at the top of this page.

The window regulators are here: Window Regulators (http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/3863/MBZ_3863_INTPNL_pg1.htm#item4)

(The...
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By EricSilver
You don't dismount and replace the cable; you...

You don't dismount and replace the cable; you replace the whole regulator. It is much easier, faster, and less expensive (in terms of your valuable time) than any attempt to fix regulator parts. ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By EricSilver
Could be the CPS again -- always possible the...

Could be the CPS again -- always possible the replacement part was faulty.
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By EricSilver
This happened to me twice and both times it was...

This happened to me twice and both times it was the cable that snapped after getting tangled around the plastic regulator wheels. (The plastic slides were fine.)

You should really be looking...
Forum: Tech Help 05-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By EricSilver
You can buy a perfectly functional one on EBay...

You can buy a perfectly functional one on EBay for about $100. (I did that months ago because of dead pixels.)

Be sure to pull the unit to get the exact part number from the bottom of the CCU.
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By EricSilver
2010 E550 vs 2009 E550

2010 E550 vs 2009 E550

Will likely upgrade my 2001 E430 in 2-3 months.

Right now it comes down to aesthetics: I prefer the 2010 exterior but the 2009 interior.

So, mechanically, and in...
Forum: SL Forum 01-21-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By EricSilver
Believe it or not, my neighbor's SL55 is the only...

Believe it or not, my neighbor's SL55 is the only one I have ever seen. :confused:
Forum: SL Forum 01-19-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By EricSilver
Interestingly, I drove past a red R230 yesterday...

Interestingly, I drove past a red R230 yesterday in Wash. DC -- or rather it drove past me.

What aroused my attention for this car was one my neighbor had a few years ago but his was an SL55...
Forum: SL Forum 01-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By EricSilver
JCE, thanks. From my research, it looks like...

JCE, thanks.

From my research, it looks like the 2007-08 SL550 cars had the ABC issues worked out so I will focus on those, to mitigate the ABC risk. My research also shows something else, which...
Forum: SL Forum 01-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By EricSilver
2005/2006 SL500: Issues?

Other than the ABC suspension, what are potential cons of the R230 SL500?

I am at that point where I start thinking of "what's next" after my E430 (which has proven to be a wonderful car) and I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By EricSilver
2005/2006 SL500: Issues?

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Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By EricSilver
Yokohama Avid ENVigor Wear

Car: 2001 E430 4-Matic

I installed new Avid ENVigors (235/45/17) on my car on May 30, 2013. Today I replaced the two rear tires, which were worn down to the wear indicators; and in about 2 months...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By EricSilver
Drove to dealer this morning to get replacement...

Drove to dealer this morning to get replacement brake light switch. Not surprisingly, the moment I entered the parking lot I heard a click and the stuck switch released itself. Shifter no longer...
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