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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-18-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By bbrewer
Well, problem solved...... kinda..... Turns out...

Well, problem solved...... kinda.....
Turns out the front left header latch wasn't snugging the hardtop down quite as well as it could (or should)...
I used the 6mm allen wrench to tighten the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-18-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By bbrewer
Just an update... With the hardtop on, I can...

Just an update...
With the hardtop on, I can only get a Code #20 to flash, which should be "No faults, top on the car".
So I took the top off the car, and I can only get a Code #1 to flash,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-17-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By bbrewer
Well, progress... I think.... Now all I get is...

Well, progress... I think....
Now all I get is code #20, which I can't seem to clear, and which "should" be "top on - no faults determined".
Which is true, and is a good thing, except that the red...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-17-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By bbrewer
Hardtop - 91 300SL - Trouble Codes

Small problem, I hope, but I have a 1991 300SL, and am having a trouble code occur whenever I install the hardtop on my car...

Both the softtop operation and the hardtop operation perform well,...
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Hi Arthur; The refridgerant is made...

Hi Arthur;
The refridgerant is made (packaged??) by Genetron, and it's in a 30 lb. tank.
I've had it a few years, but at $140 delivered, it made sense to me to buy it like that....
But it makes no...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
The FUNNY thing is.... I "DO" work at NASA.... ...

The FUNNY thing is.... I "DO" work at NASA.... :)

Just not on anything mechanical.... LOL!!
Probably a "good" thing.... ;)

And I'm guessing that the clearish coolant is probably the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Just an update..... The coolant level hasn't...

Just an update.....
The coolant level hasn't changed, and now almost a week later I still have reasonably cool air, so must not be any major leaks coming from the A/C sytem either.... Which was my...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 07-22-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By bbrewer
I'm not saying you couldn't do most of the work...

I'm not saying you couldn't do most of the work yourself, I'm just saying you'll probably have plenty of opportunities to find out... :-(

I think the transfer case was about $1400 delivered, and...
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
I'm sure you're correct about an additive,...

I'm sure you're correct about an additive, because I realize that freon is both colorless and odorless, and is a vapor at room temperature.
And while the tank only labels it as HFC-134A, there is...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Well, it's R-134, and I can assure you it didn't...

Well, it's R-134, and I can assure you it didn't leak "coolant" BEFORE I filled it with freon tonight, and yet I'm watching green liquid drip down right beside the transmission as I'm finishing up...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
I WISH I was kidding.... It's green, and it has...

I WISH I was kidding....
It's green, and it has no smell, nor is it oily (like I'm sure coolant would), and it didn't start until I filled the A/C system with freon.....

Tonight I have reasonably...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Well..... Good news, and really terrible...

Well.....
Good news, and really terrible news..... :-(

The guages being open was "my" problem, and easily fixed.....
The freon had basically completely leaked out....
I was reading the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Oh no, GOOD call on the gauges being OPEN..... ...

Oh no, GOOD call on the gauges being OPEN..... LOL!!
(sorry, it's been a few years since I've had to work with A/C systems - and I just wasn't thinking....) :-(

And that Pressure Chart is VERY...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 07-21-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By bbrewer
Not meaning to jump in, but I used to have a 98...

Not meaning to jump in, but I used to have a 98 with 112k miles....
Transfer case started slipping (chain jumped on the sprockets) under hard acceleration....
Phil helped me out with a new...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-21-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By bbrewer
At what mileage on one of these engines should...

At what mileage on one of these engines should someone start thinking about timing chain replacement??
I'm at 92k, so probably have a while, but it's never to soon to add something to the To-Do...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-18-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbrewer
A/C Problem - Bad Expansion Valve??

I've got an a/c problem with my 1991 300SL, and have been working the issue on the Tech Help board, but may need R129-specific help.

Here is the link to the current thread:...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Hi Bob- The sight glass is just too dark to see...

Hi Bob-
The sight glass is just too dark to see ANYTHING.... :-(

With R-134, I believe the pressure should be about 80-85 lbs.(both sides) with the sytem off, and 20-35 lbs low side / 150-250...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
In a conversion to R-134 (from R-12), is it...

In a conversion to R-134 (from R-12), is it normal to replace the standard expansion valve with something bigger/smaller??
Is there a reason to??

I'm just trying to determine if all I need to buy...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2005, 12:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Finally was able to get back to this this...

Finally was able to get back to this this weekend.
The compressor is running now, but I'm almost back to my original problem.
As I mentioned, the car has been converted to R-134, and with the car...
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Progress, I think..... I hooked up a more...

Progress, I think.....
I hooked up a more "direct" 12v source to the clutch, and the clutch engages and stays engaged just like it should.
Surprisingly, the temp. at the blower vents didn't get any...
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Hi Larry; The belt appears good, with no cracks...

Hi Larry;
The belt appears good, with no cracks or squeals or apparent slipperyness.
I presume it's tensioned properly (everything else that runs off of it seems to be working properly, and no...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
With a 12v source, it definately clicks (clutch...

With a 12v source, it definately clicks (clutch engaging), but doesn't seem to want to "stay" engaged. (when the engine is running, the clutch engages and rotates the compressor shaft 1/4-1/2 turn...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2005, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
Doh!! Sometimes I amaze myself - in a NOT so...

Doh!! Sometimes I amaze myself - in a NOT so good way!! :-(
The compressor wasn't even turning......

But at least we now need to check the speed sensor, but....
Where the heck is THAT??
I've...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By bbrewer
A/C Pressures Equal - Causes??

Recently purchased a 91 SL300, and sorting through a few issues.
The only major one seems to be the A/C.
Worked "okay" when I drove it 200 miles home last weekend, but gradually getting less and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-02-2005, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By bbrewer
Roll Bar Noises - 91 SL300

Just curious if anyone else is/has experienced grinding/clunking/knocking noises when they raise or lower the roll bar in their car??
Both the top and the roll bar function correctly, but the bar...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-28-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By bbrewer
Great! Thank you. Had 1/2 liter left over...

Great! Thank you.
Had 1/2 liter left over from an S500 I used to own, and just bought an SL, so wanted to top off the fluid tank for the top WITHOUT buying one more thing.... LOL!!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By bbrewer
Just a quick question about MB top hydraulic...

Just a quick question about MB top hydraulic fluid - is the fluid for the top the same as the MB hydraulic fluid for the suspension??

Thanks,
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-01-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,360
Posted By bbrewer
Thanks again! I'll get into the trunk again...

Thanks again!
I'll get into the trunk again tonight and see if I can release that post.
I'll let you know...

Unfortunately, no tool kit, manuals, or anything....

The trunk lock will lock and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-01-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,360
Posted By bbrewer
Okay, the hardtop is successfully off, but now...

Okay, the hardtop is successfully off, but now softtop problems....
First, one of the hardtop rear pulldown "tangs" is still in the body of the car.
It's broken off from the top, and is stuck in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-31-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,360
Posted By bbrewer
Thank you both for your help. I don't have a...

Thank you both for your help.
I don't have a manual (most of the problem so far) LOL!! and the MB website doesn't have one for a 98 SL online yet....

I'm going to check for the manual releases...
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