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Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,289
Posted By JimF
Are you the same person that had some work done...

Are you the same person that had some work done by Herb at Star Motors in Ventura?

But 180C is very high. . . . if you meant "F", then that's very low!!

The car shouldn't run over 90 - 95C if...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By JimF
The standard size for a '94 E420 is 195/65R15. ...

The standard size for a '94 E420 is 195/65R15.

Comparing the 205/65 15 = apx 2% SLOW . .
Comparing the 205/60 15 = apx 1.2% FAST . .

So the difference is 3.2% so that's why the LH mode. ...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By JimF
Yes, it's #1 in the table. . . replace your rad...

Yes, it's #1 in the table. . . replace your rad cap!
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By JimF
Check out this 'list' on my page . . . here...

Check out this 'list' on my page . . . here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_WW.html).

Make sure that the coolant/water ratio is no more than 50/50%

If the radiator is original it's probably toast!
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By JimF
No. . either PRESSURE or TEMPERATURE can turn the...

No. . either PRESSURE or TEMPERATURE can turn the Aux Fans on . .


MB specs it at "100C" . . but practically, it's more like 105 - 106C.
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By JimF
Not an expert on your C230 but the Aux Fans are...

Not an expert on your C230 but the Aux Fans are normally set to come on around 105C without the A/C on.

If the A/C is on, and the pressure is below 15 bar (220 psi), the Aux Fans will stay off. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By JimF
Tha'ts interesting . . . since if it's a "real"...

Tha'ts interesting . . . since if it's a "real" DTC#19, the CE light should come on?? So maybe, it WAS a vacuum leak/MAF/FPR . . . and you fixed it??

That doesn't act like any #19 code that...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By JimF
See my post in #2 above . . .

See my post in #2 above . . .
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By JimF
A schematic and parts list here...

A schematic and parts list here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_X11.html) shows one that you can build to read stored codes.
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By JimF
Not sure that you have correct info posted . . . ...

Not sure that you have correct info posted . . .



In the 2nd entry, you incorrectly wrote "camshaft" instead of "crankshaft"!

Pin 8 is the HFM Module. The "self-adaptation" error only...
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By JimF
That's how mine started . . . the saga is here...

That's how mine started . . . the saga is here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_Differential.html)
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By JimF
The codes you read "point" toward a deteriorating...

The codes you read "point" toward a deteriorating wiring harness and/or a crumbling ETA wire harness. Need to inspect it to be sure.

You need to actually determine if the w-h has been replaced;...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By JimF
DTC# -- Desc 1 ------No Fault Found 2...

DTC# -- Desc
1 ------No Fault Found
2 ------Heated oxygen sensor faulty
3 ------Lambda control faulty
4 ------Air injection system faulty hot film mass air flow sensor with hot wire
5...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By JimF
Sounds like it's the same thing that happened to...

Sounds like it's the same thing that happened to me . . info here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_Close_Assist.html)
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,797
Posted By JimF
I agree with that 'modified' statement. However,...

I agree with that 'modified' statement. However, not ever having a W220, I can't actually verify your statement. Since the car's ECUs communicate on a more complicated and inter-related bus, I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By JimF
The phrase "over heated" is used very loosely and...

The phrase "over heated" is used very loosely and I've seen overheating threads where the writer said it was above 100C! Note that MB defines that as specifically into the red-speckled area above...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,889
Posted By JimF
Enjoy your retirement . . . and tnx for your...

Enjoy your retirement . . . and tnx for your expert suggestions. . :)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-16-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By JimF
Had the same problem with the same symptoms;...

Had the same problem with the same symptoms; wouldn't heat to even 275F or if it did, it would take 2hrs+ to get there. Most likely the upper igniter is shot! While I was in there, I replaced both...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,449
Posted By JimF
For my wife's Honda (1990 Accord LX), a number of...

For my wife's Honda (1990 Accord LX), a number of items were replaced and it passed like a new car. Pre-test numbers; HC = 72ppm and NOx = 536. PCV was toast as was air-filter, original O2 sensor...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JimF
One of the "ETA" going/gone bad codes . . #30 - -...

One of the "ETA" going/gone bad codes . . #30 - - ABS w/ ASR Module: CAN bus to EA/CC/ISC faulty.

Not sure about the odometer . . . it's strictly mechanical . . a bunch of gears so they must be...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JimF
Strange codes for the Base Module but that's what...

Strange codes for the Base Module but that's what happens many times.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JimF
You should read the DTCs stored in each of the...

You should read the DTCs stored in each of the following ECUs; LH (pin 4), ASR (pin 6), EA (pin 7), Base (pin 8) and DI (pin 17). That should give a some further insight as to what is needed.
...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JimF
I normally mention "changing the wiring harnes"...

I normally mention "changing the wiring harnes" but didn't b/c most all MBs between '92 and '95 have had the w/h replaced by now!

You MUST replace it before doing anything else. That in and of...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JimF
Check out my Mercedes web page esp Menu#6 to...

Check out my Mercedes web page esp Menu#6 to decipher the Diagnostic Module (DM). DM #6 is the "badie" ... could mean a new ETA, Menu#24.

DM #9 = IAT sensor ...could be dirty or not there??...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By JimF
I found the YEAR and MODEL under your profile;...

I found the YEAR and MODEL under your profile; 1996 S500.

Just a WAG but it's probably plugged EGR passages in the engine . . . a real PITA! But read the codes and let us know what shows up.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-09-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By JimF
Actually the newer inverters have a provision to...

Actually the newer inverters have a provision to supply 120Vac power if there's a brownout/blackout.

The SMA TL-US series has added a unique Emergency Power Supply (EPS) feature providing daytime...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By JimF
I wouldn't . . .

I wouldn't . . .
Forum: Tech Help 12-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By JimF
Check Menu#5[DI Module] on my web page for...

Check Menu#5[DI Module] on my web page for required interconnections.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-14-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By JimF
I mis-wrote . . . I hired a electrical tech...

I mis-wrote . . . I hired a electrical tech qualified in solar installations that was on the CA's qualified solar installation list of personnel. He did the work with me as the 'helper'! That will...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-14-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By JimF
I don't think you will find out in "early" 2013...

I don't think you will find out in "early" 2013 but hopefully, sometime in 2013. If you make the "list", you should be ok but the money could run out and leave you dry. If the contractor starts...
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