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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-02-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By 97 SL320
Who is selling zero mile 606 engines for $ 1,600 ?

Who is selling zero mile 606 engines for $ 1,600 ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By 97 SL320
What model is the 2003 ?

What model is the 2003 ?
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By 97 SL320
At some point, Sun Valley is going to shut off...

At some point, Sun Valley is going to shut off free advice as eventually they will be on the phone more than they are generating revenue. My post # 4 tells you everything you need to know.

As...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-24-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By 97 SL320
Sometimes pieces of broken parts can be used to...

Sometimes pieces of broken parts can be used to repair other broken parts. As long as you keep the car, keep the parts.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By 97 SL320
Is he car set up for flex fuel from the factory? ...

Is he car set up for flex fuel from the factory? If not, it will run very lean, get to the end of short and long term fuel trim then set a check engine light. If the ethanol content gets high enough...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By 97 SL320
The float level is too high / float is sinking /...

The float level is too high / float is sinking / needle has dirt in it / seat is unscrewing. Be aware that the popular 32 x 36 DGV carb usually has a fuel filter under the brass nut near the fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By 97 SL320
And it has the Mercedes specific 38 pin connector?

And it has the Mercedes specific 38 pin connector?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 97 SL320
Quarter panels on this car are welded on not...

Quarter panels on this car are welded on not bolted so the amount of labor will be high.

For something like this I'd be tempted to rough out the area, cut a chunk out of a donor, flange the area...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-20-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 112,993
Posted By 97 SL320
Some random thoughts: A general machine...

Some random thoughts:

A general machine shop's rate is about $ 150 hr , it could be worth having them use a measuring arm ( Faro or similar ) to just measure and make a print.

Modifying a steel...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-20-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By 97 SL320
Easy fix. Get a set of radio removal tools,...

Easy fix. Get a set of radio removal tools, these are also used to remove the climate control unit. Be careful to hold the climate buttons when removing the tools otherwise the buttons will pop...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 97 SL320
For reference, this guy got the insurance company...

For reference, this guy got the insurance company to " total " his car over this dent that would be far easier to fix than yours and was happy about it getting $ 3,000 ....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By 97 SL320
Were you able to see what it sold for?

Were you able to see what it sold for?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 97 SL320
Rough body work is easy, getting everything back...

Rough body work is easy, getting everything back into original shape is what takes time. Pulling too far during rough out can make for much more finish work.

Our guy needs to take a trip to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By 97 SL320
The first problem is the trans gear train does...

The first problem is the trans gear train does not see lubrication when the engine is off and being towed.

The other issue is that neutral in an auto trans does not disconnect the gear train...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By 97 SL320
. .. . but MB > DIESEL < owners are some of the...

. .. . but MB > DIESEL < owners are some of the cheapest people on the planet lol. I don't mean that to be offensive, it is just my experience:) ..

There, Fixed
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By 97 SL320
Wow! this is an even worse " It's totaled " story...

Wow! this is an even worse " It's totaled " story than when a run away shopping cart hit one of my customers cars in the quarter panel and was declared a " total " . Getting 3 K for this car is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,069
Posted By 97 SL320
I've seen thin outline ZIF sockets that use a...

I've seen thin outline ZIF sockets that use a screwdriver to lock, the are about 3/8" longer than a standard socket. I can't find an example, but here are a few low profile latching units.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-18-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By 97 SL320
The IR remote can be reprogrammed to the car. ...

The IR remote can be reprogrammed to the car. Generally it is 2x presses of the remote to signal " be ready to accept a new remote " then turning the ignition on to accept it.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-18-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By 97 SL320
car ( minus sign or hyphen ) part com ...

car ( minus sign or hyphen ) part com searches participating salvage yards. It is run by Hollander. Be sure to call the yard as many have not figured out e mail.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-18-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,069
Posted By 97 SL320
Why not use a ZIF ( Zero Insertion Force ) socket...

Why not use a ZIF ( Zero Insertion Force ) socket like the programmer uses? If this won't fit, use a ribbon cable with a DIP on one end and the ZIF on the other to bring the chip outside the ECU box.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By 97 SL320
Tongue weight rating matters more than towing...

Tongue weight rating matters more than towing limit.

There are lots of really poorly designed hitch accessories out there so don't believe what some of them say.

Why are you not just putting...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-18-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By 97 SL320
I looked this up and came up with a bunch ranging...

I looked this up and came up with a bunch ranging from $ 200 to $ 30 Early R129 SL , Early W202 C class and W124 E look to be the same. Just be sure if you have 4 channel ABS that there is a place...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-18-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By 97 SL320
For full serve yards and the occasional self...

For full serve yards and the occasional self serve look on car-part.com this searches participating salvage yards inventory. Be aware that not all of an older car is inventoried so look for large...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-18-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,069
Posted By 97 SL320
Carefully note the numbers on the stickers and...

Carefully note the numbers on the stickers and remove them, the chips will still be marked. Older stuff is paint but later is laser etched so don't use any solvents just yet.

Also, check the e...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By 97 SL320
This is turning out to be more complicated and...

This is turning out to be more complicated and drama filled than it needs to be.

Post pictures of the damage. To get this fixed, pull all seats / rug , reinstall driver seat, take to body shop...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 112,993
Posted By 97 SL320
The " job shop " machine shop I deal with charges...

The " job shop " machine shop I deal with charges $ 150 hr , " automotive " machine shop by the operation not hr.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By 97 SL320
I don't know about this engine specifically but,...

I don't know about this engine specifically but, many tensioners have a pin or other holding mechanism that must be removed after the tensioner is installed. This prevents the tensioner from over...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By 97 SL320
Signal voltage too high means that the sensor...

Signal voltage too high means that the sensor isn't changing state or signal is beyond the expected limit. Put a volt meter on the signal line when everything is connected then apply vacuum / low...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-15-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By 97 SL320
Got a link to the Willwood 1200 limit?

Got a link to the Willwood 1200 limit?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By 97 SL320
No matter what car you are looking at, have a...

No matter what car you are looking at, have a reliable shop go over the car before you buy it.

Most states have detailed info on their web sites and every state is different.

To get some...
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