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Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 transmission swap question

I am about to pull the trans out of my 420 and replace it with a rebuilt. Can anyone lead me to a string or web site that give you step by step instructions to refer to if needed....I am an old chevy...
Forum: Tech Help 02-08-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Dave Bunker
I have two 87 420s. They are without a doubt one...

I have two 87 420s. They are without a doubt one of the finest cars MB every built. Having said that, you need to be a better than average mechanic to keep them up without spending a fortune on...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 SEL Cruise CTL

I have an intermittent cruise ctl. It holds occasionally. Where do I start in replacing and repairing?
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By Dave Bunker
Help! 420/560 Emergency Brake Shoes?

Would someone give me the basic steps in changing the Emergency Brake shoes on my 420. I have the rotors off and ready to put new ones on and noticed the EB shoes need replacing. For instance, do you...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Dave Bunker
Question still remains

I know about the availability of all aft mkt parts. I have priced them all. My question remains the same.....Are the MB rotors made of a different metal? I've been advised to use MB rotors. I wanted...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Dave Bunker
HELP! Quick Question

Do I have to go OEM from MB local dealer to rpl my rear rotors? ATE or Balo or Brembo ok. Pros and cons.....thanks
Forum: Tech Help 12-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Dave Bunker
HELP! Quick Question

Gentlemen: I'm in the process currently changing my radiator. I need to know rather quickly what the two screw in lines at the bottom of the radiator are. Maybe to the transmission? If so can they be...
Forum: Tech Help 12-09-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 radiator change out

Gentlemen: I'm in the process currently changing my radiator. I need to know rather quickly what the two screw in lines at the bottom of the radiator are. Maybe to the transmission? If so can they...
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 gauge cluster

How do you get to the bulbs behind the gas gauge and other instrument lights?
Does the plexiglass panel pop out? Almost impossible to reach up behind...

Dave Bunker
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Dave Bunker
also

if the switch is bad, you say it will cause no start in both positions. So far it will start in (N) only......this is a daily driver. Is there a way to start if (N) becomes a problem too....
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Dave Bunker
bushings

I replaced the bushings last year. Should not be the cause....next day off I will crawl under to inspect....anyother ideas....
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,824
Posted By Dave Bunker
late add..

Just to relate some 420 woes.....I have an 87 with 187000 in 8/03. Was burning qt every 500. Smoking on start up. Went to do a valve job found #1 cylinder scored from bad plug. Bought engine from MB...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Dave Bunker
Starting in Park

My 87 420 all of a sudden will not start in park. It will start in neutural (N). I'm sure it's a switch. Can anyone tell me where to check first....thank you..

Dave B
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2004, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Dave Bunker
87420 shocks

I've heard various stories regarding Bilsteins on older 420s. Some say never need to change them...Others say they will wear out after time....Which I believe is true......My 420 has 205,000 miles. I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2004, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Dave Bunker
That's ok...I had sent the same string out...

That's ok...I had sent the same string out earlier but couldnt fix the problem. Sooooo, I thought I would re submit the question...

also, Benz-vette......I just got a new Deuce last Friday...I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2004, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Dave Bunker
87 420 throttle problem

Throttle fluxuates up and down when you take your foot off the gas. Car will fluxuate up and down after restart for a short period and if you put it in reverse, it's gets real bad......Does anyone...
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2004, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Dave Bunker
throttle problem 87 420SEL

Any 420 owners out there ever experience a throttle, that when you let off of it (usually most noticable on the highway) you can feel it wavering up and down? It gets so pronounced at times when I'm...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2003, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Dave Bunker
need help with idle

I am having a hard time bringing the idle down on my new engine. swapped out all components checked everything but it still idles at 1000. Does anyone have any suggestions. I can put up with a 1000...
Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2003, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Dave Bunker
engine swap

engine block update. While all the suggestions are quite enlightening regarding reboring and having a sleve incertec, I opted to purchase an engine with only 100,000 miles on it with a new valve job,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-09-2003, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Dave Bunker
No! Not My Cylinders

Well, the one thing I didn't want to happen, in fact happened.... A while back I posted a note on pulling my heads, inspected the cylinders to determine whether to go ahead with new valves and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2003, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 engine pull

Heads are off and in the machine shop, cams look good, timing chain was changed at 149k, (currently 200k) looking at the upper rails and will change them since they are right there in front of me. I...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2003, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
head bolts good

Peter, head bolts are in good shape in cluding the thread holes. I look at all of the holes for that reason and examined the bolts as well. all are in great shape. Heads are at the machine shop as we...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
Sorry for the wrong name

psfred, As I was typing from memory, I saw the name Peter in my mind....the mind is a funny thing.....I was out to late last night....sorry about that......

dave bunker
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
a ping was occassionally present

Peter, there was a noticable ping when departing from a stop. Not all the time but once and a while....what you said makes since. My only worry was cylinder damage....you know, rings and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2003, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
no cylinder damage

Heads are off and cylinders look good. Heads go to the shop on monday for repair....new valves and rocker arms. Two of the cylinders exhaust valves were worn so bad they didnt close all the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2003, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
plugs

plugs were autolite, unfortunately, unknow by me.....I should have checked them, car was running good, until problems popped up....
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2003, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Bunker
420's bad plugs

has anyone had any problems with the porcelain breaking off the spark plugs. I have discovered after 15,000 miles this has happened. As a result I lost compression in two cylingers and need to do a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2003, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Dave Bunker
420 salvage

don't mean to sound like a vulture, however, I could use a climate ctl for my 87, if you want to pull it and send it to me.....I cover postage, etc...

Dave Bunker
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2003, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Dave Bunker
oops

At 100 miles, the shop you do business with wouldn't need anyother customers......

Thanks Mike. My middle finger has a hard time hitting the "K".....

Dave Bunker
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2003, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Dave Bunker
timing chain and guides

When was the last time the chain and guides were rpl...??
Needs to be done every 100 or so miles. If not sure and can't document last time, do it right away......Cost about $800 parts and labor.
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