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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-14-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I had to replace this hose on my 75 when I had...

I had to replace this hose on my 75 when I had it. Getting it loose was a bear, but the worst part was getting the new one on. I had a problem lining up the end at the steering box and had to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By ScottinSoCal
All fluids and filters changed, the vacuum tubing...

All fluids and filters changed, the vacuum tubing examined for cracks and dried out rubber connectors, the coolant flushed out and new put in. Use Xerex G05 or the MB coolant, not the green stuff.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-07-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I just had the cat changed on my 78. Since it was...

I just had the cat changed on my 78. Since it was just done just recently I can't speak to the longevity. It definitely changed the exhaust note. The V8 rumble is more pronounced now. Some people...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-06-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I had the same problem on my 78 when I first got...

I had the same problem on my 78 when I first got it.

Take the three screws out of the hood release handle bracket and pull it out. You can pull on the handle to release the hood. To fix it so it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Not a bad price. Battery isn't bad -...

Not a bad price.



Battery isn't bad - expected for a car that's sat. If the problem with the hood release cable is the same as mine it's a pretty easy fix. Lots of tires out there. The kick...
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By ScottinSoCal
You need an OBDII diagnostic meter. They run the...

You need an OBDII diagnostic meter. They run the range in cost. You can get small, cheap units for $60 or so, big units for a few thousand dollars. Mine was about $200 and it'll read out trouble...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-01-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,211
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Your 72 has the D Jetronic fuel system. His has...

Your 72 has the D Jetronic fuel system. His has either the K Jetronic with lambda control or the KE Jetronic. Because it has an idle control unit, I'd guess it's the KE. Completely different animal,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I got a replacement knob for my 75 at Performance...

I got a replacement knob for my 75 at Performance Products.

http://www.performanceproducts4benz.com
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-31-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,190
Posted By ScottinSoCal
What you're talking about is the fuel mixture...

What you're talking about is the fuel mixture screw and it shouldn't be adjusted without an exhaust gas analyzer hooked up. Turning it in makes the mixture richer, turning it out makes it leaner....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-26-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,968
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I'm not sure you'd want to fix that particular...

I'm not sure you'd want to fix that particular screw up on the title. If the DMV knows this is a grey market car you have to produce the paperwork that says it was legally imported into the US and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-26-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By ScottinSoCal
In your transmission there's a metal pin that...

In your transmission there's a metal pin that slots into place when you put it in park, it's about as big around as a pencil. Every time your car rolls and hits this pin it puts a little wear on it....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By ScottinSoCal
On my car (and probably yours, too) that one...

On my car (and probably yours, too) that one operates the defrost flaps. It's connected to the pod for the center vents, so a leak in one will cause both to stop working.

Mine had plastic spindles...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I'd look at vacuum leaks causing a lean...

I'd look at vacuum leaks causing a lean condition. That'll raise the NOX quite a bit. When I first took my car to get smogged, right after I bought it, it was way under the average on HC and O2, but...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By ScottinSoCal
My dad picked up an 84 325i convertible when he...

My dad picked up an 84 325i convertible when he retired. He said I'd "inspired" him with my 450SL. Both yours and his are the E30 model.

He likes this forum:...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-31-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,916
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Sorry, I've got nothing on your no-start...

Sorry, I've got nothing on your no-start condition. If you've got spark and you've got fuel, you should have a running engine.

The best I've found is the original MB shop manuals. They come up on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-29-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By ScottinSoCal
No, the early iron block 450 is the most reliable...

No, the early iron block 450 is the most reliable engine. The earliest (72-75) had the D Jet fuel injection system, though, and it was problematic. The 76-80 models had the K Jet, all mechanical fuel...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-28-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By ScottinSoCal
I carefully pulled the metal core out of the...

I carefully pulled the metal core out of the foam, inserted the foam into the new cover, then put the metal core back in. Once I was sure it fit properly and I wouldn't have to reverse it, I pulled...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-26-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By ScottinSoCal
There are several places where leaks commonly...

There are several places where leaks commonly occur. How fast is it leaking? And what's the history of the car? If it's leaking pretty quickly and the car sat for 2+ years at some point in its recent...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-24-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By ScottinSoCal
If you're looking to replace it, I have seat...

If you're looking to replace it, I have seat warmers laying in my garage that I can't do anything with. You're welcome to them.

They're not from a Mercedes, they came out of a Lexus LS430, but a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,979
Posted By ScottinSoCal
If it's brass and you really feel like you have...

If it's brass and you really feel like you have to have it, go to a machine shop and have them make you one. It shouldn't cost more than $20. Brass is easy to machine and it'll last just about...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By ScottinSoCal
It doesn't. That's a common issue on the K Jet...

It doesn't. That's a common issue on the K Jet engines, but not the D Jet.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-26-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,081
Posted By ScottinSoCal
All the 107s have a press-fit cluster. The only...

All the 107s have a press-fit cluster. The only thing that varies is how you get the steering wheel off and what you have to unplug/disconnect from the back.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By ScottinSoCal
The thermostat is at the front of the engine, and...

The thermostat is at the front of the engine, and the temperature sending unit for the dash gauge is at the rear of the engine, on the passenger side. I measured mine with a touchless infrared...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-21-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,017
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Here you go: 56164 Click on it and it...

Here you go:

56164

Click on it and it gets bigger.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-14-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,277
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Sorry, no help on 3. 1. The R12 systems (all...

Sorry, no help on 3.

1. The R12 systems (all of them, not just the 107) used mineral oil as the lubricant. R134 uses synthetic oil, like PAG. You should NOT use mineral oil with R134, it'll ruin...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-03-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By ScottinSoCal
On the back of the engine, between the engine and...

On the back of the engine, between the engine and the firewall. The only way to read it is with a mirror.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-03-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Outside threaded fitting=R12 Inside threaded...

Outside threaded fitting=R12
Inside threaded fitting (you have to unscrew the cap)=R134

The outside of the R134 fitting allows a quick disconnect hookup.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-01-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By ScottinSoCal
It's almost all labor, so it depends on the labor...

It's almost all labor, so it depends on the labor rate where you're at. Here in SoCal, I'd expect to pay about $1000 - which is why I don't worry about the few drops of oil around my pan.

They...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-25-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By ScottinSoCal
And flushing the system isn't optional. The R12...

And flushing the system isn't optional. The R12 originally in the car used mineral oil as a lubricant, R134 uses synthetic oil, like PAG. They're not compatible and if combined will damage your...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-20-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By ScottinSoCal
Some things you should be aware of (if you aren't...

Some things you should be aware of (if you aren't already):

- The cigarette lighter in a 107 is just a hair larger than standard. An auto parts element won't work in it - you have to buy the...
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