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Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 11-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 38,032
Posted By earossi
Mb techs in the chicago area

Good MB techs are hard to locate....especially honest ones that are easy to deal with. There are several Germans out around Barrington, but found them extremely hard to deal with.

The best tech I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,448
Posted By earossi
I honestly don't know anything about the oils you...

I honestly don't know anything about the oils you were suggesting as a possible remedy. Other than try one of the solvents I mentioned, I would just learn to live with the tapping as long as it goes...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,448
Posted By earossi
You're right that it has been a long time since...

You're right that it has been a long time since this string ran!

But, let's see if I can give some guidance.

First off, if it is just a "tick....tick....tick" sound ONLY on startup of a cold...
Forum: Tech Help 01-18-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By earossi
Asr Light - Again!

Six momths and 5K miles ago, I suffered a failure of the elctronic throttle actuator in my 95 E320. The new actuator was over $1K, but did cure the problem......or so it would seem. Since replacing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-26-2004, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By earossi
Thanks Arthur. That's what I needed.

Thanks Arthur. That's what I needed.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-26-2004, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By earossi
WTB: Headlite Assemblies - Euro or Stock

Freeway rocks have finally taken a toll on my headlites. I am looking for new or used headlite assemblies.........both left and right. I would prefer the Euro style but will takie the stock...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-26-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By earossi
What To Look At On A 98/99 E300td

I have owned a number of gas model Benzs over the years, and am looking at a replacement for my current car, a 95 E320. During the search, on a lark, I drove a 99 E300TD at my local dealer, and was...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2004, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By earossi
There are myths and truths to everything. To...

There are myths and truths to everything. To begin with, you are correct that the higher octane prevents knock and increases power(by virtue of allowing you to runn more spark advance than on a...
Forum: Tech Help 09-27-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By earossi
Well, I am working my way though the simple...

Well, I am working my way though the simple items. Took the front wheel sensors apart this evening. These probes were cluttered up with 160,000 miles of debris......but, cleaning them did not clear...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By earossi
Suginami, Now you understand my dilemna. I...

Suginami,

Now you understand my dilemna. I live in Chicago, and market on my car is probably around $5000 given the mileage and overall condition. Mechanically, other than the problem mentioned...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By earossi
Arthur, Thanks for your response and...

Arthur,

Thanks for your response and question. I read the Code 6 at the test module which is fitted to this engine. When I took the car into the tech, he was able to confirm the Code #6 and also...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2004, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By earossi
E320 Asr Problem

I have a 95 E320 that is currently experiencing the typical ASR issue with codes that indicated the ETA is bad. The problem first occurred about 300 miles ago.....ASR light on at startup and limp...
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By earossi
190e Auto Shift Lever Binding

I have an 88 190E with the 2.3 engine and an automatic transmission. Lately, it has become very difficult to move the shifter through the different positions. It acts as though the mechanism is...
Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 01-19-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 38,032
Posted By earossi
Manfreds Import Auto Center 44 NW Highway ...

Manfreds Import Auto Center
44 NW Highway
Cary, Illinois 60013
(630) 382-3239

Speak with either Manfred or Vince

Dragos Auto Service
427 Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514
Forum: Tech Help 12-25-2003, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,261
Posted By earossi
Having owned a 95 E320 for five years now, I can...

Having owned a 95 E320 for five years now, I can attest to their abilities and disabilities. As mentioned above, there is an infallible history of head gasket failures and deterioration of the...
Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 12-25-2003, 01:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 38,032
Posted By earossi
Drago's In Claredon Hills To Sell

For all those who have used Drago's Mercedes Benz Repair located in Claridon HIlls (Chicago West suburbs), please be advised that Drago has sold his shop. He is apparently going to retire.

That...
Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 12-25-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 38,032
Posted By earossi
AFFAB, Manfred, within the last two years,...

AFFAB,

Manfred, within the last two years, built a new shop in Cary, Ill. It has the unique name of Manfred's German Auto Repair (go figure).

Though Germanstar is correct in that Manfred lacks...
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By earossi
Thanks! I'll check out the battery tonight. ...

Thanks! I'll check out the battery tonight. Since I have had no indicator light on the alternator, I'll assume it is fine, but the battery is due for replacement.
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By earossi
Heated Seat Trouble

I am having a problem with the heated seats in my 95 E320. When I activate the seat warmers with the console mounted switch, the indicator lights do come on and the seat does begin to warm up; ...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By earossi
I'm not absolutely sure about your car, but in...

I'm not absolutely sure about your car, but in general, changing shocks on any of the Mercedes cars that does not have a coil over arrangement (still relatively easy, but requires more steps and the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-27-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By earossi
Next time you replace shocks, use a better...

Next time you replace shocks, use a better quality shock. KYB and Gabrials are a minimal quality product. They will not give you control OR the life that you'll get with Bilsteins. You really...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2003, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,849
Posted By earossi
You must remove the cold start valve. Then with...

You must remove the cold start valve. Then with it set to discharge into a container, have someone turn on the ignition. With the ignition on, the fuel pump will pressure up the system, and you...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2003, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,849
Posted By earossi
Mike, Sounds like your changed out engines,...

Mike,

Sounds like your changed out engines, right? If so, then you need to first look for the obvious things. Rough idle can be a number of things, but I would first check all your vacuum lines....
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2003, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By earossi
Disconnecting the air pump will violate the...

Disconnecting the air pump will violate the environmental permit for the vehicle. And, frankly, I don't know if an inoperative air pump will trigger the CHECK ENGINE light or not. Perhaps someone...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2003, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,488
Posted By earossi
My two cents in trying to answer your questions: ...

My two cents in trying to answer your questions:

1. Should you replace the plug wires at the same time I replace the engine wiring harness? Absolutely. The plug wires see high voltage and are...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2003, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,488
Posted By earossi
My two cents in trying to answer your questions: ...

My two cents in trying to answer your questions:

1. Should you replace the plug wires at the same time I replace the engine wiring harness? Absolutely. The plug wires see high voltage and are...
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2003, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,488
Posted By earossi
As posted earlier, replacement of the harness is...

As posted earlier, replacement of the harness is a nice DIYed job for a weekend, where you are not pushed for time. The key is to lay out the new harness in roughly the same location as the old...
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2003, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By earossi
As has been posted before, the air pump has a...

As has been posted before, the air pump has a magnetic clutch that is activated for less than two minutes during a cold engine start. The purpose of the pump is to add air to the engine exhaust when...
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By earossi
The box you are looking for is right behind the...

The box you are looking for is right behind the battery. The box is small...........about two inchs long by three inchs wide. There is a plastic cap that covers the box which houses the diagnostic...
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,221
Posted By earossi
Nice post Duke. Though I run my E320 on...

Nice post Duke. Though I run my E320 on midgrade, I have never tried going to regular unleaded; however, you indicated that you can't tell the difference. I may try a tank load just to answer the...
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