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Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2004, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
As anyone that has read any of my previous posts...

As anyone that has read any of my previous posts can plainly see, I am not a mechanic. I am learning however. For example: the tie rod nightmare that started this thread has taught me to not buy MB...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2004, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
hammer The nuts on my MB were easily removed...

hammer
The nuts on my MB were easily removed with a socket. Clearance was a major concern and I could scarcely get a mallet into position much less get a power stroke. But with the tools pictured...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
O ring at the end of the dip stick tube? Sounds...

O ring at the end of the dip stick tube? Sounds interesting....how do I check that first. The pan is fine and the rear is also good. The biggest indication of the leak other than the pool of red...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2004, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
Thank you, LarryBible,guydewdney, andQ for your...

Thank you, LarryBible,guydewdney, andQ for your responses, concerns, advice and photos. I ordered a center link from Phil last night and picked up the Pittman and Intermediate arms from the local...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2004, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
Thank you Greg in Oz , that is what makes this...

Thank you Greg in Oz , that is what makes this forum great. I will definitely order a new center link, pittman and intermediate steering arm tonight.
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2004, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By zla39fj
Remove your air cleaner assembly. Walk over to...

Remove your air cleaner assembly. Walk over to the passenger side of the engine compartment. Look down at the valve cover on the passenger side. There is a small plastic tube that bridges two rubber...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2004, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By zla39fj
I paid for the subscription to the site. It saved...

I paid for the subscription to the site. It saved me hundreds of dollars when it was free and it will definitely save me several hundreds if not thousands more in the future as I build more...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2004, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By zla39fj
Tie rod/center link nightmare

This past 3 day weekend was spent replacing the tie rods and center link on my '86 420 SEL. What a nightmare! Every bolt was absolutely frozen in place, it was if they were welded in place....
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,489
Posted By zla39fj
Thank You to everyone for your advice. I have...

Thank You to everyone for your advice. I have ordered a catalog from ************************ after checking out the website. If it doesn't do me any good I wil be back. Ebay has an 1986 560SEC parts...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,489
Posted By zla39fj
Thank you, Rockman59. I have purchased several...

Thank you, Rockman59. I have purchased several parts that way. I still want a stand alone parts list. If you check out ebay, parts catalog/lists are available for several MB models, but not for ours....
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,489
Posted By zla39fj
Where to get a W126 Parts catalog/list?

Can anyone direct me to a source for a W126 parts catalog/list? When I purchased a used 1978 280E it had a parts catalog that was very useful in helping me understand and repair problems that I...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-17-2003, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL This next photo shows materials needed...

300SDL
This next photo shows materials needed for the next step; MDF, resin, activator, rubber gloves, paintbrush, acetone, baffle template, fiberglass mat, polyester fabric, flex-board, glue and...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-09-2003, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL Step two: Cut fiberglass mat into 3" x...

300SDL
Step two: Cut fiberglass mat into 3" x 3" strips, mix resin and hardener and brush strips onto target area. Keep windows rolled down to allow fumes to escape. It is better to make this...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-09-2003, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL This is step one: Apply tape and foil...

300SDL
This is step one: Apply tape and foil in your target area to protect from accidental fiberglass resin application.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-09-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL Sorry for the long silence, I just got...

300SDL
Sorry for the long silence, I just got a new job and I work from midnight till 8am. Not a lot of time for anything else but I will start to post the kickpanel construction photos at least...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-03-2003, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL the doors had empty holes for speakers...

300SDL
the doors had empty holes for speakers when I acquired the van but they were too small for the speakers I was given after a recent install. I made a spacer ring out of 3/4" particle board...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-01-2003, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
This is a shots of a targeted area of a new sound...

This is a shots of a targeted area of a new sound system in my VW Vanagon. I know this is not a Mercedes but what I am about to do can be applied to virtually any car with a few minor modifications....
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-28-2003, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL O.K., I will pick up a digital camera...

300SDL
O.K., I will pick up a digital camera tonight (Wednesday) and I can post the first set of pictures Sunday. Be advised that this install will be in a 1980 VW Vanagon but the principles will...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-27-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By zla39fj
300SDL Been really busy doing minor installs...

300SDL
Been really busy doing minor installs for my new relatives. Nothing major but they appreciate free labor just as much as the next person. One good thing has come out of it though, they got...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-05-2003, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By zla39fj
spinedoc okay, I am drooling already! How does...

spinedoc
okay, I am drooling already! How does it sound?
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2003, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By zla39fj
ejsharp I am in the exact same boat as you...

ejsharp
I am in the exact same boat as you were in. Key broke off inside, switch not in off (0) position etc. However my tumbler assembly has a slot/hole for only 1 wire not 2. How did you cut the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2003, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By zla39fj
Check your motor mounts. They can rough up an...

Check your motor mounts. They can rough up an idle something fierce and they are very inexpensive to purchase and a DIY project that most people should be able to handle. Do a search on replacing...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-18-2003, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By zla39fj
Pioneer sells very good stereo gear at reasonable...

Pioneer sells very good stereo gear at reasonable prices. Maybe it would be a good idea to just replace your headunit for now and see what improvements are needed later. The Pioneer KEH-P2500 CD...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-17-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By zla39fj
kolbdo Give us a little more to go on. Does...

kolbdo
Give us a little more to go on. Does your music collecion contain cassettes or CDs or MDs or a combination of these. How many speakers are in your car? Where are they? What size are they?...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-12-2003, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
Snibble That was a great step by step post for...

Snibble
That was a great step by step post for door panel removal on your car. I am certain that it will be helpful to many others for years to come. The reason I suggested 12gauge wire instead of...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-11-2003, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
suginami I was contacted by a member of this...

suginami
I was contacted by a member of this forum and asked to give detailed instructions for removing the door panels on a W124. I could not really help that person out. I have never installed on...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-10-2003, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
Snibble Congratulations!! It is a pleasure to...

Snibble
Congratulations!! It is a pleasure to be able to assist you. I am surprised that you were able to pull it off when I look back and reread my posts. In the Navy we are trained to " do not...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-09-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
Snibble Have you tried the straightened out...

Snibble
Have you tried the straightened out coat hanger to PULL the wire through the door jamb rubber boot? This tip has saved me from having to remove and reinstall those pesky door jamb rubber...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-08-2003, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
Snibble 12-2 gauge does not ring a bell. You...

Snibble
12-2 gauge does not ring a bell. You will need 2 wires for a speaker. One for the positive terminal and one for the negative. The wire you are have sounds fine as long as it is actually 2...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-08-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By zla39fj
Snibble That is the part I am talking about....

Snibble
That is the part I am talking about. There is one more screw that is around the halfway point. It is along the bottom edge, carefully run your fingers all along the bottom side. It will be...
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