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Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By A. Rosich
Just checked the official 1998 Mercedes-Benz...

Just checked the official 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class brochure for the U.S. and it lists the "Electronic Cruise Control" as Standard under Interior Features.

The cruise control was an option on...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By A. Rosich
If you are sure the problem is not on the switch...

If you are sure the problem is not on the switch the it should definitely be the convinience module. W/A/S/C124s and W/V/C140s are famous for temperamental convinience modules, and the windows or...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By A. Rosich
1991 and 1992 models had the front passenger...

1991 and 1992 models had the front passenger airbag as an extra cost option on most markets. From some point in 1993 both front airbags were standard on all markets. In the U.S. both front airbags...
Forum: Tech Help 04-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,673
Posted By A. Rosich
There are three types of tail lamps for the W140:...

There are three types of tail lamps for the W140:

1991-1994 (pre-face lift) (first pic)
1995-1996 (post face lift with yellow turn indicators) (second pic)
1997-1999 (post face lift with clear...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By A. Rosich
I agree with you Jim, actually the W140, along...

I agree with you Jim, actually the W140, along with the W124, are one of the cheapest Mercedes to mantain, EXCEPT for the dreaded Vacuum Assistance Pump for the self-closing doors and trunks!!!

My...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By A. Rosich
WOW, after checking out the comments by fellow...

WOW, after checking out the comments by fellow users and myself on this eight year old post, I must update this issue, more so after reading this phrase on one of my posts:

"But as the W140 age,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,919
Posted By A. Rosich
I SINCERELY DOUBT you'll be around to check it...

I SINCERELY DOUBT you'll be around to check it out, but in any case, I''l also post my updates on 2036 and 2049 just for fun :P
Forum: Tech Help 12-09-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,919
Posted By A. Rosich
After 13 years of starting this thread, I would...

After 13 years of starting this thread, I would like to offer a few opinions on the subject:

1/- The W/C140, in my opinion, still is one of the BEST Mercedes-Benz ever put into production. Yes,...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,247
Posted By A. Rosich
[Wow, this thread is really old! / Jim, great...

[Wow, this thread is really old! / Jim, great to hear from you!]

On post No. 4 (May, 2004) my S 500 L had 27,000 miles, now it clocks a little over 63,000 miles. Still as great today as it was...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By A. Rosich
Thanks for the reply, but I live in Costa Rica...

Thanks for the reply, but I live in Costa Rica and the dealer does not provide such information.

I was just wondering that if the Russian Club site had the service for such a long time, there must...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By A. Rosich
VIn decoding info???

The Russian Club VIN decoding link has not been working for while.

Does anyone know of a similar service link that would post info on VIN numbers?

Thank you!
Forum: Tech Help 03-17-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By A. Rosich
In the U.S. I would say extremely rare, as black,...

In the U.S. I would say extremely rare, as black, white, smoke silver and turmaline green tended to be the colors of choice for the wagon.

In Europe they are more common, although not as much as...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By A. Rosich
The a/c evap is a problem up to the last W140...

The a/c evap is a problem up to the last W140 manufactured.

The issue was that the unit combined aluminum and cooper (not a good match) and obviously it tends to develop gaps at soldering points...
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By A. Rosich
The two tone horn was optional equipment for...

The two tone horn was optional equipment for W123s, W126s, W201s, early W124s and I believe early W140s.

And by two tone I mean selectable town or higway tones (as mentioned before by 79Mercy), as...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,400
Posted By A. Rosich
I sympathize with your predicament and I would be...

I sympathize with your predicament and I would be as disappointed as you are, although, car companies are really as bad as banks and airlines: on which one can really trust?

My father has two...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,167
Posted By A. Rosich
The ONLY easy fix on failing closing aid systems...

The ONLY easy fix on failing closing aid systems on the S-class is usually a brand new pump, and even that does not guarantee a permanent fix, as some brand new pumps tend to fail suddenly again.
...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,084
Posted By A. Rosich
They do love the thicker oil, have used 20W50...

They do love the thicker oil, have used 20W50 (since there are no freezing problems here in the tropic) and the M104 loves it. Runs smoother, quieter and more (apparently) more efficient.
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By A. Rosich
It is installed there as it is one of the best...

It is installed there as it is one of the best locations to avoid engine temperature playing trick games on the real outside temperature.

I had a Lincoln that had the sensor behind the radiator...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By A. Rosich
If you could provide us with a pic of your...

If you could provide us with a pic of your headlight assembly and if possible a picture of the location of the mystery bulb, it would help us a lot to throw a few guess ideas.

I sincerely doubt...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By A. Rosich
Well, what size is the misterious bulb? If it is...

Well, what size is the misterious bulb? If it is a small 5W bulb or similar it is definitely the Euro marker (the U.S. market use markers or "parking lights" as they are referred to in Europe at the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By A. Rosich
Every time fuel prices have gone crazy, a...

Every time fuel prices have gone crazy, a question like this rises on the floor at the authorized local dealer service dept.

As far as I understand, converting a gasoline W124 into diesel is an...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By A. Rosich
The 220 and the 215 are two of most unreliable...

The 220 and the 215 are two of most unreliable and stupidly most expensive to maintain models in the Mercedes family.

The early W211 also falls in this category. Want a reliable newer Mercedes? ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-09-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By A. Rosich
Illuminated mirrors were an option on ALL...

Illuminated mirrors were an option on ALL worldwide markets except for the U.S. Just a few top models like the 600 had them standard. Same happened with power windows, A/C, power seats and even...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By A. Rosich
W140s came with to different types of steering...

W140s came with to different types of steering wheel adjustment:

Most worldwide markets got a manual horizontal adjustment.

U.S. as standard and other markets as an option got the electric...
Forum: General Information 11-04-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,191
Posted By A. Rosich
Mercedes have built minivans for ages. They have...

Mercedes have built minivans for ages. They have produced a commercial minivan for decades which in the 80's was converted to a passenger van. Then, on the 90's this passenger minivan got a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By A. Rosich
Thank you so much to everyone for the helpful...

Thank you so much to everyone for the helpful replies.

The car is actually in the U.S., not in Costa Rica. If bought, I would ship it here.

You used to be able to survive in Costa Rica without...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By A. Rosich
Please, need input on a nice E 300D - 1995

Dear fellow members, a visitor from the Tech Help Forum would like to ask you, Diesel specialists, a few things:

Found an extraordinarily nice example of an E 300 D, 1995 with 101,000 miles (one...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By A. Rosich
The local dealer imported a few 250s on the late...

The local dealer imported a few 250s on the late 1970s. At the time, 300Ds were extremely popular so very few gasoline W123s were imported.

The price difference between a 280/280E and a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By A. Rosich
I have been assured by all local techs that the...

I have been assured by all local techs that the conversion can be done on sedans, but on the wagons is almost impossible (due to clearance to install the regular shocks at the wheel wells and the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,260
Posted By A. Rosich
I have been assured by people involved in law...

I have been assured by people involved in law enforcement and M.B. techs alike that although not impossible, Mercedes Benz like W124s and W16s are indeed very difficult to steel.

The design of the...
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