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Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jim Villers
Gilly .... Thanks for solving the mystery and why...

Gilly .... Thanks for solving the mystery and why the stalk didn't appear to do anything. Nice to know that nothing is broken.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-17-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jim Villers
Don .... I do not know what year the car is as it...

Don .... I do not know what year the car is as it is not mine. Attached is the best image of the symbol that I have. The symbol is like a line with a loop on the end. There were five of us in the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-17-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jim Villers
Don ... If there was an owner's manual we would...

Don ... If there was an owner's manual we would have had an answer. This car was bought used and the manual that Bobby bought did not show or have a reference to this control.

Any ideas?
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-17-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jim Villers
Unknown ML320 Control Stalk

Bobby Ross, Virginia Section ov MBCA, was at our local Driveway Mechanics Gathering and had a question that none of us could answer. His ML320 has an extra control stalk on the right side of the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur .... And a little help from our friends. ...

Arthur .... And a little help from our friends.

My car has 175K miles.
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
This has been an interesting problem. I had...

This has been an interesting problem. I had posted the initial problem on the MBCA froum and then posted the final solution. There were two people on that board that anre utilizing this information...
Forum: Tech Help 04-15-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ... The old and new coil have the same...

Arthur ... The old and new coil have the same static resistance on both the low voltage side, 0.6 ohm, and the high voltage side, 6.3K ohm. The only visual difference is some swelling around the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-15-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... Eureka arrived. The magic of the...

Arthur ..... Eureka arrived. The magic of the correct part was instantaneous and the car was back to its old normal self.

It shows again that the diagnosis is more important than the mechanic. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur .... A scope would be nice. I tried...

Arthur .... A scope would be nice. I tried testing the coil with my inductive timing light. I should have done this before but I kept putting the cover on before I reinstalled the air duct and then...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... Bingo! I swapped coil #1 with coil...

Arthur ..... Bingo! I swapped coil #1 with coil #2 and the problem moved to a malfunction code #22; indicating a misfire of cylinders #2 oand #5 which says that the coil that I moved from position...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ... Yes ... I search everything to verify...

Arthur ... Yes ... I search everything to verify that I am doing things correctly. I found "Purge" in numerous places but none corresponding to a location or other terminology.

Well, I got a can...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur .... Since you caught me modifying a...

Arthur .... Since you caught me modifying a previous posting, I'll just post another post.

I found the purge valve on the driver's side fender with a vibration mount and two large black tubes. I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... The video was of my suspension...

Arthur ..... The video was of my suspension presentation at the Pagoda Gathering in Blacklick. There is another Blacklick presentation video on Pagoda drivability modifications on you-tube. I have...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
I might add that Arthur has been posting here a...

I might add that Arthur has been posting here a LONG time, on this site before 2000 when I first came on-line. Over the years, I have floated in and out as I spend more time on other sites but I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... From you description, it is easier...

Arthur ..... From you description, it is easier to change the oxygen sensor than to throughly test it. I would just put a digital volt meter on it and watch the voltage; if it cycled up and down, it...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... Great use of my old R12 gauges (I...

Arthur ..... Great use of my old R12 gauges (I sold my last R12 car).

It does not appear to be a fuel pressure problem; Idle with vacuum, 55 psi; without vacuum, 61 psi; with engine off, 50...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur ..... I need "plan two". I installed the...

Arthur ..... I need "plan two". I installed the OVP this morning and it is still "missing" or running very rough.

You might want to visit the 190SL site and see my current "Barn Find" project...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
Arthur .... Yes, it has been a while. With your...

Arthur .... Yes, it has been a while. With your 5K responses, I can see where you have spent your time after your 2K responses on the pagoda board. I am slow, I only have 3K with the 190SL Group.
...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
Posted By Jim Villers
M104, 95 E320 "Missing" or Rough running

I am now at a dead end.

While driving to breakfast this morning, the engine began "missing"; running very rough. After getting home, I pulled the plugs with hope of identifying the problem...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-16-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jim Villers
Waren ....I am amazed at how many people have...

Waren ....I am amazed at how many people have found the brake video. When I gave the presentation, I was not aware that he was going to make a video. It was an excellent "car guy" weekend.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jim Villers
Leo .... It is amazinig how much experience is...

Leo .... It is amazinig how much experience is cataloged in these threads. Thanks for posting your problem/solution. We all keep learning.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-06-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,437
Posted By Jim Villers
Good job. My supercharger is alco very loud. I...

Good job. My supercharger is alco very loud. I will need to try something like you have done.

Have you measured your air fuel ratio under boost? Very importand if you want to avoid rebuilding...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,992
Posted By Jim Villers
Dan .... I understand you problems with ITBs. I...

Dan .... I understand you problems with ITBs. I went through a significant learning curve with a single throttle body with a digital engine management system.

Rather than abandon your design,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-17-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,243
Posted By Jim Villers
Sounds like an improvement over my rig. Could...

Sounds like an improvement over my rig. Could you post a picture? I am not sure exactly where the PVC pipe is used or the functions that it serves. Is it above the top to hold the straps away from...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-02-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Villers
Thanks for the response. I still do not have a...

Thanks for the response. I still do not have a clear understanding of what is happening. I replaced the brake hoses a couple of years ago with SS Teflon lined hoses. I don't think that it is the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-28-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Villers
Brake Pad Wear

I just inspected and replaced the rear brake pads on my 16v. The passenger side pads were warn more than the drivers side pads. Anyone have an idea of what would cause this? The calipers looked OK...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-27-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By Jim Villers
Dave ..... Here is a "magic" calculator for...

Dave ..... Here is a "magic" calculator for calculating spring rates. It works because all steel springs have similar constants.
http://www.proshocks.com/calcs/coilsprate.htm
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-23-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,437
Posted By Jim Villers
I do not believe that your Bosch valve will open...

I do not believe that your Bosch valve will open with vacuum. It will just change the blow off pressure based on manifold pressure.

A by-pass valve will totally open an air passage when manifold...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-18-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,437
Posted By Jim Villers
Congratulations on getting it running. The M45...

Congratulations on getting it running. The M45 might be too small for a 2.8L enging but it will be fun to play with.

I installed an Eaton supercharger froman SLK (M45) in my 2.3-16 and spent...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-28-2005, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jim Villers
Upgrading your pads to a Carbon-Kevlar pad (like...

Upgrading your pads to a Carbon-Kevlar pad (like a Porterfield) would be a great improvement and by far the cheapest alternitive. You might even want to try that before changing brake assemblies.
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