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Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By dtf
kinda need more information. is it turning over...

kinda need more information. is it turning over or is it just dead? where do you live? In cold climate?
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dtf
I agree Rob. I am trying to steer the kid away...

I agree Rob. I am trying to steer the kid away from it. These W210s have the instrument cluster display problem a lot and without seeing the mileage reading you cannot get the emissions done in CT....
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dtf
Ha! That's gotta be it. East Haddam is the town...

Ha! That's gotta be it. East Haddam is the town where it's located which is like finding an F350 dualy turbodiesel in NYC. Something isn't adding up.

Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dtf
a friend is going to look at a 2001 E55 AMG tomorrow

...........Actually a friend of my daughter's is going to look over a 2001 E55 AMG for $2500 and asked me for input. Mileage is unknown at this point. I've told him about most of the W210 issues...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By dtf
I'm sorry to add that it could be going the way...

I'm sorry to add that it could be going the way my '95 E300 did with totally decomposed glow plug wiring harness.

That's how mine started. Now I just plug in the block heater everywhere I go...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By dtf
Oil change on 2014 E350 wagon......

Hi guys - I've changed my own oil on the '94 wagon, the '99 Turbo diesel and the '95 E300 Diesel. So I thought I would try changing it myself on the 2014 E350 wagon with 85,000 miles on it and in...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By dtf
Problem solved. I saw that my washer reservoir...

Problem solved. I saw that my washer reservoir was low so I filled it up and tried the lights again. I saw blue fluid flying out the front end of the car while sitting inside.........the head light...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By dtf
Mystery solved! I stopped by the garage where my...

Mystery solved! I stopped by the garage where my '06 Tundra was having an oil change...more on that in a minute and I saw my washer fluid was out so I bought some and added.

I had the mechanic...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By dtf
Weird 'whirring' noise

I posted this in the Tech forum - a lot of looks but no advice yet. Has anybody had this happen?


I was in the 95 diesel today on the highway (95 north in RI) cruising like only she can about...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By dtf
Wow what weird noise!

I was in the 95 diesel today on the highway (95 north in RI) cruising like only she can about 80 mph and I start hearing a loud whirring noise. So I Start shutting things off like the radio, blower...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By dtf
test the block heater with DMM. you should have...

test the block heater with DMM. you should have 30-40 ohm resistance or something like that across the plug spades. my block heater on the '95 is not a coil attached by magnet it is one little plug...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By dtf
here's another idea: does it have a block...

here's another idea: does it have a block heater? plug it in over night then start the car in the morning without waiting for the glow plugs. if it still runs rough then it is not the glow plugs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By dtf
funny how there is no photo of the engine or...

funny how there is no photo of the engine or trunk. never seen that color before in a '95 either.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dtf
New plug is on and tested at 28 ohms. The old...

New plug is on and tested at 28 ohms. The old cap needed some adjusting but that fits now too to keep road grime off the terminals.

Touched the plug in the block after about 20 minutes of being...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dtf
Ok got the plug cut off and reading 28 ohm on the...

Ok got the plug cut off and reading 28 ohm on the bare wires. The ground is green wire but the other two wires are the same color so it does not matter which terminal they go to
silver or gold...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dtf
Awesome links. Thanks for helping out brother! I...

Awesome links. Thanks for helping out brother! I will try the new plug first this morning.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dtf
'95 E300 block heater part number

I think the block heater cable to my '95 E300 is shorted. I get open ohms but bending the cable at the plug I get anywhere from 28-90 ohm.

I found a Temro part number of 3600001 online...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,151
Posted By dtf
I had a '99 Turbodiesel too and I put Hakka snows...

I had a '99 Turbodiesel too and I put Hakka snows on it all the time. the confidence of the stability they provide can't be replaced.

You should check in with Hogweed because he is selling snow...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By dtf
More like a 5 or 6 'beat' vibration. Almost...

More like a 5 or 6 'beat' vibration. Almost feels like when your tires spin out and grab the pavement in a bouncy behavior. Except this car will never be able to do that. A school bus is faster...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By dtf
Ugh - a new vibration/stumble to worry about

Hi guys - The '95 diesel has developed a weird stumble upon giving it gas that lasts for only a brief instance - and only under a heavy start like an uphill grade. It feels like it is coming from...
Forum: Tech Help 12-08-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By dtf
I don't think that the 2000 E320 has transmission...

I don't think that the 2000 E320 has transmission unlock button under the shifter plate. My 1999 Turbo D got locked up and I hunted for that thing for hours with no luck.

finally a guy had to...
Forum: Tech Help 12-07-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By dtf
Hi Greg - The W210 light systems are the worst of...

Hi Greg - The W210 light systems are the worst of the last 4 chassis models from the W124 up. First thing I would try is popping the bulb off and then checking the connector then re-plug it in. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-10-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By dtf
Hypothetically what would be a selling price for this car?

Doing some research for a friend here. His mom has a really nice '98 E300TD with about 140,000 miles on it. Always dealer maintained and just had glow plugs replaced. I've seen the car - it is...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By dtf
Are the shift points completely controlled by the...

Are the shift points completely controlled by the engine vacuum the 4 speed in the car?
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By dtf
Fluid change is a good idea and going to happen...

Fluid change is a good idea and going to happen any way. I bought the car w 155,000 on it and immediately had that fluid changed. It's got 206,000 right now so it's due. I looked at it today and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By dtf
'95 E300D 722.4 trans question on hard shift

The 4 speed transmission on my beloved '95 E300 is shifting hard when going slow from 1-2 and then from 2-3. However when I goose it, it shifts fine. I 've done the searches here and read the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By dtf
thanks! I will look it over.

thanks! I will look it over.
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By dtf
quick question about my 'new to me' 2104 E350 wagon

Sorry - 2014 E350 wagon. I am not from the future.

where is the power steering fluid reservoir? I tried searches but it coming back with no hits.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By dtf
Manual says only 245/45/17 will fit. Manual also...

Manual says only 245/45/17 will fit. Manual also says that the spare tire gets torqued to 92 ft lbs! Do the regular tires get that too or the typical 80 ft lbs? It doesn't tell me that
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-01-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By dtf
I must have missed that section in the Manual. ...

I must have missed that section in the Manual. I've had the car for 1 week now so I'll go back and look it over again. Thanks!

I'm trying to re-use the 17" Hakka snows I had bought for the -now...
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