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Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By gdaley
The system should work even with the level at the...

The system should work even with the level at the minimum but you might as well top it up. Do any of the normal steps take place or does the tonneau not even raise? You fluid went somewhere but I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By gdaley
'94 E320 Cabriolet Electrical Mysteries

Here's a strange one. I recently returned my friend's '94 E320 to him after working on his top hydraulics over the summer. All was well when I gave it to him. Now it has started displaying a rather...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By gdaley
Trying to read the codes for the top mechanism....

but I can't find the 4-socket connector for the code reader that is supposedly in the front passenger footwell. Anyone have a good description or photo of it's location? I've removed every cover that...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By gdaley
Is this the only Benz Cabriolet that doesn't have some means of ......

manually unlocking the top and tonneau? It sounds like the R129 Roadster and the W140 Cab's have a Spanner/Allen combo tool and access points for just this contingency. I spent another hour looking...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By gdaley
Yes, but how to accomplish that last step?

"until the top mechanism is completely repaired".

What you say is true and it's exactly what I did. I left it up until it could be repaired. But, as you know, it can't be be repaired w/o lowering...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By gdaley
1994 W124 Cabriolet - Top Mechanicals Issue

Well, I'm in a bit of a quandry with my friend's 1994 W124 Cabrio that I'm working on. It developed a leak in one of the fifth-bow cylinders so I removed both, along with the main top cylinders...
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By gdaley
1994 E320 Cabriolet Rear Seat Removal...

I give up! Where are the fasteners that secure the seat back? Removing seat and side panels to service top hydraulics.

TIA
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By gdaley
'94 E320 Cabrio Brake Hydraulics Problem

I've been familiarizing myself with my friend's '94 E320 Cabrio (117K) of late. I did his evaporator for him (yuck!) and when I started test driving it afterwards, it scared the s**t out of me when...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2006, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By gdaley
E320 Cabriolet Top Fabric Replacement Instructions?

Anyone know where to find instructions to do this? I'm sure factory service literature is the best bet but I've found that the convertible specific info is often not included in the general...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,449
Posted By gdaley
There are error codes in sytems other than the...

There are error codes in sytems other than the engine management systems on many cars that can illuminate the CEL. A generic OBDII tester could miss these, even a very good one. Don't know if that is...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2003, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,191
Posted By gdaley
It's not a trend or even common, really. Sure it...

It's not a trend or even common, really. Sure it could be arson, but the occaisional fire-wreck on eBay is meager evidence of a real problem. There are likely no more of these events now than in...
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2003, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By gdaley
I beat the selection process to death...

as I was sure I wanted something fairly advanced and was sold on the Sony CD400. But I was also very hot for the Fujifilm S602 for about the same $. My friend that shoots for a living has been...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-28-2003, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By gdaley
Can anyone identify this marque?

I removed this from the steering wheel of an odd little vegetation-encrusted British-looking thing awaiting the crusher at my favorite junkyard. It had obviously spent years lying in state elsewhere....
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2002, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By gdaley
Light bulb interchangeability question.

Does anyone know of a comprehensive resource for data on light bulbs from different suppliers. My situation is this-I'm about to embark on a multi-hour foray into the dash of my current daily driver...
Forum: Tech Help 12-20-2002, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By gdaley
If you are talking about the o-ring that seals...

If you are talking about the o-ring that seals the distributor atop the airflow sensor (sitting in a groove surrounding the plunger), I have replaced these on other makes so I would imagine yours can...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2002, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By gdaley
Did the water pump "speak" to you at all over the...

Did the water pump "speak" to you at all over the last few days/weeks or just go from functional to seized over the course of a few hours or so? Just curious.
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2002, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By gdaley
General question - O-ring size selection

I'm faced with finding an o-ring "off the shelf" for a particular application where the part is no longer available from the manufacturer. In this application, the o-ring sits in a circular groove...
Forum: Tech Help 10-25-2002, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By gdaley
The Havanna Club Anejo Reserva...

now that I'd be interested in!!!:)
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2002, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By gdaley
Suggestions for flushing oil from cooling system after head gasket failure.

Had about 1/4" floating in the expansion tank. I know that citric acid is great for scale/etc. but I probably need a good emulsifier for this. Any thoughts/product suggestions? I suspect dish soap...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2002, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By gdaley
It sure sounds exactly like the crimped cap that...

It sure sounds exactly like the crimped cap that the Saab 900 Borg-Warner auto trans uses on the differential cover plate. They can be readily lifted with a small pliers and snapped back on,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-06-2001, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,526
Posted By gdaley
I took on this challenge on a Saab 900 slushbox...

and after several iterations, it came out quite well. I initially only went "in" as far as needed to address the specific flaw (leaking seal) but with each foray grew bolder. The third time came...
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2001, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,235
Posted By gdaley
I stumbled on this while trying to ferret out...

I stumbled on this while trying to ferret out facts regarding the composition of the PBR/AXXIS Deluxe pad. http://www.powerstopbrakes.com/deluxe.html
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2001, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By gdaley
I am my mechanic..

and your suggestion is a good one that I plan to persue next. My thinking though, is that oil leakage through valve guides will not be reflected at all on a leakdown test. But it can rule out ring...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2001, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By gdaley
Pinpointing cause of oil consumption-lower end or valve guides?

Sorry, this is a non-MB question but the concepts should be universally applicable. I have an 87 Saab 900 with a 2L 16V engine with 211K miles. Over the last 20-30K, oil consumption has suddenly...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2001, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,235
Posted By gdaley
Well I'll be damned! I was about to extoll the...

Well I'll be damned! I was about to extoll the virtues of the PBR/Axxis Deluxe pads that I've been using on my vehicles lately when I saw the asbestos note. The box doesn't say that but has multiple...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2001, 11:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,316
Posted By gdaley
A friend of mine changed the oil in his 86 Volvo...

A friend of mine changed the oil in his 86 Volvo 740 wagon every 1500 miles from the day he got it until he sold it 11 yrs later. I looked under the valve cover at 60K and all parts looked like they...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2001, 12:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,837
Posted By gdaley
Glad to hear you got it running. I was thinking...

Glad to hear you got it running. I was thinking about your problem today as I was following a 6.5 hp Sears mower around the yard and was considering posting to see if you had gotten it running.
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2001, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By gdaley
Brake fluid is more accurately a hydraulic fluid...

Brake fluid is more accurately a hydraulic fluid than a hydraulic oil. Oils are typically composed almost entirely of hydrocarbons whereas fluids used in automotive braking applications are a mixture...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2001, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By gdaley
While the previous suggestions seem like the...

While the previous suggestions seem like the obvious solution, they don't really satisfy your "responsible" criterium. Brake fluid and anti-freeze seriously interfere with the processes used in the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2001, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By gdaley
This reminds me of a similar incident when my...

This reminds me of a similar incident when my father was overhauling the 4.2L engine in his XKE when I was young. My mother, in the course of cleaning the garage, threw out 1 main crank journal cap....
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