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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-25-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By mike65
I'm not expert but if you need to "prime the...

I'm not expert but if you need to "prime the engine" then your fuel pump sounds like its dead. When you turn the key to position 2 can you hear it engage (the pump is located at the rear of car by...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-25-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By mike65
Its a bosch K-Jet from '77-81 on 280 M110 engine,...

Its a bosch K-Jet from '77-81 on 280 M110 engine,

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By mike65
My bad for assuming Cossy buyer must be English...

My bad for assuming Cossy buyer must be English speaker in UK!

That pic tells me nothing. The flaked paint you refered to just says the paint has flaked, the top cover may well have been off but...
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By mike65
Feck it! I would'nt bother. A 500 mile journey...

Feck it! I would'nt bother. A 500 mile journey home in a car you know vitually nothing about is a big risk. Imagine if you ended up having to tow it most of the way home! ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By mike65
The only thing you may need is a new "push...

The only thing you may need is a new "push through" pivot thingy which fits at the bonnet end of the prop. There is a hole which the pivot pushes through and it looks like its got "one way" action so...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By mike65
Well I'm no expert!, but I've read of Mercs...

Well I'm no expert!, but I've read of Mercs carying on for many thousands of miles without problem, just a tappetey-tap tap until the oil has completely warmed up. My top end is a bit noisy at the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By mike65
Ah! I wondered if that was what you refered to....

Ah! I wondered if that was what you refered to. Thats the blower motor pre-resister, and if its glowing hot then I imagine thats a bad thing.

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By mike65
The cheapest "fix" is to change the oil, use...

The cheapest "fix" is to change the oil, use 20-50 mineral oil rather than
10/15-40 semi-synthetic viscosity.

That may work, if not then you could try an engine flush but this is a risk, older...
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By mike65
Where is the 'heater elemement' as you call it? ...

Where is the 'heater elemement' as you call it?

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By mike65
Cold start valve amperage/current draw

I need to replace a section of wire that feeds power to the Cold Start Valve, what current draw do I have to take account of when selecting a gauge for the new wire?

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By mike65
Maybe the fuel/air mix needs checking, the fast...

Maybe the fuel/air mix needs checking, the fast idle control is under the airbox (which engine is it?).

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By mike65
Thanks for that. Slighty OT, I just checked...

Thanks for that.

Slighty OT, I just checked the ride height using my er fingers and it confirms something I has suspected, the drivers side sits higher by 1 index finger. Hmmmm.

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By mike65
Front end a bit high - adjust control arms?

Hi my 190 sits a bit high at the front, I could be wrong but I think I read somewhere that if the front suspension lower arms are tightened when the car is up in the air the ride height can be higher...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2005, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By mike65
How to remove hazard switch from 190e trim?

I've got turn signal issues and want to give the hazard switch a clean, how do I remove it from the wood trim without breaking tabs etc?

edit> I've done it, use thin blade screwdrivers on either...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By mike65
You are looking for something like this (from a...

You are looking for something like this (from a 190e) under the airbox

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/mike65/micro-switch.jpg

The micro-switch sensor needs to be resting against the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,016
Posted By mike65
If its the part I'm thinking of its an oblong...

If its the part I'm thinking of its an oblong black box on the front of the airflow sensor/throtle body, its got a plug running from the front. I've read that the sensor can be cleaned if very...
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By mike65
Hard cold start could be number of things but a...

Hard cold start could be number of things but a failed fuel pump relay (not actual pump) is near top of list. Can you hear the relay activate the pump when the igniton is turned to position 2? Its a...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By mike65
You're burning more gas that you should be, and...

You're burning more gas that you should be, and at todays prices too!

The air/fuel mix needs sorting out, ie leaning off.

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2005, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By mike65
I'd sue the b'stards! ;) Seriously though, I...

I'd sue the b'stards! ;)

Seriously though, I doubt your 190e will show any signs of corrosion in the
rad. While its a pity its not the End of the World.

Mike.

ps mines blue btw.
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By mike65
You have a lifter thats starting to wear...

You have a lifter thats starting to wear (tapping) due to blocked oilways proberly caused by combination of age and innapropriate oil or too few changes. When the engines hot the problem is less...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,309
Posted By mike65
I dont have a E320 but its sounds like the idle...

I dont have a E320 but its sounds like the idle air valve vacuum which goes to under the throttle body.

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2005, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By mike65
Voltage to Cold Start Valve Plug question

My cold start enrichment valve seems to have stopped working, I unplugged it this morning and the start up was the same as with it plugged in. So question is how to I check if the plug is getting...
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By mike65
I dont have solution but I do have a question,...

I dont have solution but I do have a question, how come so many 190s seem to have rusted jacking holes? And whats the best preventative measure to take?

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 06-12-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By mike65
Steering wheel action "slow"

I've had whats best described as slow power steering since I bought my 190e, its something I've always been aware of but not got round to looking at. All the parts in the steering chain except the...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 06-12-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By mike65
try autogeek...

try autogeek (http://www.autogeek.net/swreandpo.html)

I suspect the handling costs + duty would mean the savings are minimal if any.

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 06-11-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,858
Posted By mike65
Just to add I've never seen a 4 pin sensor on a...

Just to add I've never seen a 4 pin sensor on a 2.0 ltr engine before...mine is a thick single pin brass jobbie. If you have starting issues as the ambient temps have risen (summers here) then its...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By mike65
As in buggered up, yes its used that way on this...

As in buggered up, yes its used that way on this side of ocean (but also in the other way too!).

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By mike65
I did'nt know Canadians said bugger...(sorry for...

I did'nt know Canadians said bugger...(sorry for the OT observation!)

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By mike65
Thanks, I've heard it said that ATF is useful for...

Thanks, I've heard it said that ATF is useful for noisy valve gear too.

Anyone with more input? :)

Mike.
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By mike65
How Do I Spot a Bad Lifter?

I've got a tappety-tapping 190e its noisy until the oils fully hot. Then okay but its getting worse, it sounds like just one lifter is the culprit but how do I tell which one? Will there be obvious...
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