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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-03-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,966
Posted By Mark Stetson
Wow! I always wished that MB made a 500CE. Now...

Wow! I always wished that MB made a 500CE. Now I can see what I wished for! Beautiful job, and a sick-fast stable-mate!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-25-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mark Stetson
Thanks for the DTC list!

By the way, Dave, thank you SO much for re-posting the DTC list! That's what I started looking for in the first place!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-25-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mark Stetson
Replaced the vacuum lines

Thanks, Dave. I'm an enthusiast, but not much of a DIY'er. My mechanic has a hand-held scanner and also the ThinkPad-based Mercedes diagnostic system. My 500E is a frequent subject of his...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-22-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mark Stetson
Back again after 8 years/50K miles

Hello old friends. I still have my 500E, now with 182K miles and once again the mileage is growing fast. It's on to the next round of Check Engine lights and error codes. I started researching...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-12-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,762
Posted By Mark Stetson
I have a '92 500E, with about 165,000 miles. I...

I have a '92 500E, with about 165,000 miles. I bought it with 99,000 miles and switched to Mobil 1 immediately. I tried 0-W30, but it seems to like 20W50 better. It's mostly an idle oil pressure...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-21-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mark Stetson
Focus on the wheel balance

I think my vibration symptoms were caused by a combination of subtle road surface washboard, and wheel balance. I can't do anything about the crap roads in urban LA - I finally saw the road ripple...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 10-30-2004, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mark Stetson
'92 500E for sale

I'm selling my 500E. The car turned over 123,000 miles yesterday. I have performed all the long-term maintenance items - upper engine wire harness (105K), EACM and throttle body(105K) ,...
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,991
Posted By Mark Stetson
Tim Freeh's description of the EA or TBA is...

Tim Freeh's description of the EA or TBA is pretty much as I understand it as well. I think, however, that a lot of the TBA's have been needlessly replaced. You really should find someone, with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-26-2004, 08:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 44,113
Posted By Mark Stetson
Scott, the idea of getting live data is a good...

Scott, the idea of getting live data is a good one, and maybe not so difficult. Imagine something like - a Mercedes Star diagnosis system on a ThinkPad, which would take care of the data...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-26-2004, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mark Stetson
Hey Guido, I dropped by the shop a bit before...

Hey Guido,
I dropped by the shop a bit before Christmas with a box of Krispy Kreme's for you, but you were out that day. Sorry I missed you. I've been hanging at home and around since the new year...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-25-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mark Stetson
It doesn't look like the RennTech air box will...

It doesn't look like the RennTech air box will help...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-28-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mark Stetson
Check this place out: ...

Check this place out:

http://www.gahh.com/side1.htm

They have color samples on line - and complete seat kits for 500E's. I just had a carpet repair done in my wife's 300TE and the upholsterer...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 10-17-2003, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Mark Stetson
Looks nice! I've been wondering if my stock 500E...

Looks nice! I've been wondering if my stock 500E "take-off" rims would fit my wife's wagon! What size tires did you mount? You said 205's, but what was the aspect ratio? Any clearance problems?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-27-2003, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mark Stetson
w126 - Do the sensible thing and trade up from...

w126 - Do the sensible thing and trade up from the New Balance runners instead.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-08-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mark Stetson
All the Chrysler mini-vans were...

All the Chrysler mini-vans were front-wheel-drive. Neil, you really have a soft spot for hot rod wagons, don't you?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-07-2003, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mark Stetson
My brother had a similar problem with a built...

My brother had a similar problem with a built 400ci V8 Chevy from a full-size van that he retired. He stuffed the motor into an Astro Van. The original V6 Astro van motor is essentially 3/4 of the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-25-2003, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mark Stetson
Why is the radio out? CF radio fascia as well? ...

Why is the radio out? CF radio fascia as well?

It's looking real nice, Scott.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-22-2003, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Mark Stetson
So who's going to step up and give Alexis a...

So who's going to step up and give Alexis a technical breakdown rather than a philosophical diatribe? How many input sensors are required for ESP? I remember counting 12 or 13 just for the ASR,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-22-2003, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Mark Stetson
Southern California freeways are like that when...

Southern California freeways are like that when it rains; it rains so seldom here that when it begins, the roads are VERY slippery. Just as you describe. My feeling is if you want ESP, buy a newer...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-22-2003, 12:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,517
Posted By Mark Stetson
Don't be silly, guys and gals. It's a Benz. Go...

Don't be silly, guys and gals. It's a Benz. Go for the 250K Km grille badge!

I got lasered the other day driving to work. 53 in a 35, driving with traffic, just picked out. Moves like that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-12-2003, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Mark Stetson
Guido, long time no see! When can I see that...

Guido, long time no see! When can I see that brake setup? Do you need 18" rims to run the big rotors? And when can I see your seat repair? I was hoping to see you last Saturday - I was only...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-12-2003, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,239
Posted By Mark Stetson
Follow roas' second link ("this").

Follow roas' second link ("this").
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-11-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,239
Posted By Mark Stetson
Look at the rear fenders of that coupe. That's...

Look at the rear fenders of that coupe. That's the one for me!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-10-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By Mark Stetson
Yes, Marty of LMV INFO. ...

Yes, Marty of LMV INFO.

http://www.lmvind.com/

He brought in the Mercedes STAR Diagnosis System on a Think Pad. My problem turned out to be the shift positioin switch aka neutral safety...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-09-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By Mark Stetson
Ooooh, gremlins. Are you operating the throttle...

Ooooh, gremlins. Are you operating the throttle by hand from under the hood? That will throw a code. The idle speed contact switch at the base of the throttle pedal is a possible culprit, but I...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 07-18-2003, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mark Stetson
This is an MBCA OC chapter event. I didn't get a...

This is an MBCA OC chapter event. I didn't get a specific response that it was okay to crash it, but I did get directions. I would guess that potential new members would be welcome to drop by...
...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 07-18-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mark Stetson
I checked it out. Mark Cummins posts on the MBCA...

I checked it out. Mark Cummins posts on the MBCA site that it is an OC chapter GTG. I asked if some 500E owner guests could show up. Stay tuned.
Forum: Events & Gatherings 07-17-2003, 04:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,570
Posted By Mark Stetson
You mean MBCA? I'm a member; for some reason I...

You mean MBCA? I'm a member; for some reason I didn't see it. Could be fun! Vince, start a new thread!
Forum: Events & Gatherings 07-10-2003, 10:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,570
Posted By Mark Stetson
Photochemical prints available

I got prints back from my photos from Sunday morning - 1 set per car. Sunday drivers, PM me with your details and I'll send 'em along. My treat.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-02-2003, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Mark Stetson
My experience is that the A/C on the W124's is...

My experience is that the A/C on the W124's is not exactly robust, but it is adequate when it is running right. If it's not blowing cold, you might need a freon top-up. My wife's '93 300TE needs a...
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