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Forum: Tech Help 01-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Tinker
Gene, Yes, that is the X11 connector. ...

Gene,

Yes, that is the X11 connector.

The fuse cover is another PITA. I try to just lift up the one end if I need to replace a fuse. If you squeeze the back of the hold down bracket, it will...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Tinker
Get a volt meter and you can do simple...

Get a volt meter and you can do simple diagnostics at the X11 connector on the drivers side inner fender.

Some dealer still have the shim kits. I'm sure Phil, the parts guy at our host, can...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Tinker
Thanks Steve, That's my dilemma, throw money...

Thanks Steve,

That's my dilemma, throw money at a 'mediocre' performing system or save my dollars for something else.

Regarding the duct position and 'heater valve contribution'. Are there any...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Tinker
190e Air Conditioning Experience & Recommendations

Hi all.

87 190e. Since I've had it, the AC has never cooled impressively or realistically been working at 100%. Most likely the results of prior owners who skimped on maintenance. Last time it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-14-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,737
Posted By Tinker
Marty, The thing has got to be quite a...

Marty,

The thing has got to be quite a change from the other cars in your garage?

For a bang for your buck, they look like a good deal due to the hit they've taken due to depreciation.
...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,768
Posted By Tinker
If I recall correctly, I pushed it towards the...

If I recall correctly, I pushed it towards the front of the car.

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 07-07-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,388
Posted By Tinker
Hi Neil, This is an oldie. I used the...

Hi Neil,

This is an oldie. I used the second tool (CJ2002) and yes anything Snap On is generally pricey. I had it on hand as I used it when rebuilding a Porsche trans. I believe I paid quite a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-22-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
Congratulations. Over here on the left coast...

Congratulations. Over here on the left coast they test us every 2 years so one gets a small reprieve. If you are going to hang onto the car, you might consider adding some flanges between the cat...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-18-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
Much the same situation here. Mine is a pain to...

Much the same situation here. Mine is a pain to get through the Ca. rolling dyno tests. They run both a 15 and 30 mph tests. It will usually just squeeze by the 30 irregardless of its state of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-18-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
Jim, Counter clockwise to lean. Small...

Jim,

Counter clockwise to lean. Small increments make significant changes so don't get crazy. Ideally, in closed loop the EHA in conjunction with the other parts of the CIS-E injection system...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
Jim, If your duty cycle reading is...

Jim,

If your duty cycle reading is fluctuating, then it appears the car is in closed loop and functioning normally. When checking it, you need to take an average reading which is easier with a...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By Tinker
I guess I will have to carefully note how the old...

I guess I will have to carefully note how the old ones come out and make sure the new ones are installed in a similar manner.

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By Tinker
Doc, Thanks for clarifying. I have these...

Doc,

Thanks for clarifying. I have these bushing sitting on my shelf awaiting installation.

Is there any difference between these (124) and those for the 201? I was told they are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-05-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,557
Posted By Tinker
E.H.A. or throttle potentiometer? Tinker

E.H.A. or throttle potentiometer?

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By Tinker
Wow. Cleaned up well. Congratulations, and it...

Wow. Cleaned up well. Congratulations, and it didn't cost you a cat.

Are you still running on the original on or has it been swapped out with an after market?

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Tinker
Factory's routing of coolant hose through valve cover breather hose?

Why?

Car in question is a 16V. The engineers must of had a reason? Was it for emmisions?

As all thing Mercedes, the hose is over priced. Mine is cracked and needs replacing and I was...
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Tinker
Yes, the compression numbers seems a bit low, but...

Yes, the compression numbers seems a bit low, but if it was driven to your garage, it should be enough to get it running?

Firing order is o.k.? Looked for a vacuum leak?

Tinker
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-11-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
In regards to the pin height. The ones I received...

In regards to the pin height. The ones I received from the dealer were too long. I tapped them in until they bottomed and realized they would not allow the front cover to torque down. I just got...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-29-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
This all looks terribly familiar, even the broken...

This all looks terribly familiar, even the broken pin exercise. I ended up clamping mine with the old vice grips and used a 'wonder bar' against the block and pushed on the jaws of the vice grips....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-20-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,665
Posted By Tinker
I didn't read the whole post, but this started...

I didn't read the whole post, but this started with a few broken chain rails?

Why did the head need to come off? I replaced all the rails in my 87 after finding bits of rails in the pan. I never...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,405
Posted By Tinker
Yes, I spoke with Phil and 5 other places. Same...

Yes, I spoke with Phil and 5 other places. Same story from them, part was discontinued - N.L.A..

Any ideas who might have it in stock?

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,405
Posted By Tinker
Bosch air flow meter potentiometer N.L.A.....

I've talk to a few people and it appears one of our favorite Bosch parts (3-437-224-035 ) is NLA. Any other sources for this part out there?

The word I got was Bosch discontinued it. The...
Forum: Tech Help 03-20-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tinker
I opted for #3 with my wife's 190e. It has about...

I opted for #3 with my wife's 190e. It has about 160k and it has been leaking from the front seal as long as I have we've had it.

The car doesn't get driven much, so when it sits, it tends to...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Tinker
Gosh I luv that CIS-KE system.......

Trying to get it set for it's biannual smog check and I get nothing but grief.

First, the battery dies and won't hold a charge. Car's not driven enough. Get a battery.

Check the duty cycle....
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Tinker
Dave, The car starts and idles fine now. ...

Dave,

The car starts and idles fine now.

I think a problem with the switch would present itself all the time. My symptoms were only during starting.

Thanks anyways.

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Tinker
I adjusted the throttle stop to allow slightly...

I adjusted the throttle stop to allow slightly more air and all is well.

I had removed the whole intake system a while back to replace the potentiometer and I played with the stop. The car worked...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Tinker
190e won't idle until driven over 10 MPH???

Anyone ever encounter this problem?????

It has done this intermittently, now it does it all the time. Hot, cold, if you start the car (starts right up) it will immediately die out unless hold the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Tinker
There is a separate small covered fuse box next...

There is a separate small covered fuse box next to the main fuse panel.

My joy was short lived, it's popping #2 again. Time for some AC ($$$$) work.

Tinker
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Tinker
As a follow up; Juggled the relays around...

As a follow up;

Juggled the relays around and reconnected the auxillary fan and everything is working normal. Corrosion on a connection or a bad relay? Or the clutch pack?

Never ceases to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Tinker
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've read...

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I've read and been told that if the auxillary fan spins freely and runs when jumped, it is probably not the problem. The car has only one and the draw on it does...
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