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Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 68,637
Posted By gsxr
Clear the code and see if it keeps returning. If...

Clear the code and see if it keeps returning. If so, you'll need to check codes on the other modules.

If the car is running normally, you can just ignore the CEL, unless it has to be off for an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By gsxr
I agree with Sixto, especially if the chain rails...

I agree with Sixto, especially if the chain rails and tensioner are OK.



Can you post a photo of the missing teeth? I'm not seeing that in your previous photo.



The chain doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By gsxr
As mentioned above, right now we don't even know...

As mentioned above, right now we don't even know what exactly failed, since the timing chain is still intact. The only item confirmed to be damaged is the valve cover.

Video showing what's under...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By gsxr
Let me get this straight. The chain "broke and...

Let me get this straight. The chain "broke and blew out the top of the valve cover"... but the engine will still run?!! If so - the chain isn't "broken", but you clearly have some other issues going...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,098
Posted By gsxr
As noted above, you need to know the offset......

As noted above, you need to know the offset... AND also the width. The two go together, you cannot just get an offset number. If buying any S-class wheels for a W211, simply ask the seller to take a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,098
Posted By gsxr
Wheels from a 2004-2009 W211 should all be...

Wheels from a 2004-2009 W211 should all be interchangeable, AFAIK. You could always check the part number (and width/offset) stamped on the back side of the wheel. I'm assuming OE MB wheels, btw, not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,437
Posted By gsxr
This is correct. Also, IIRC, two cylinders will...

This is correct. Also, IIRC, two cylinders will always be at TDC at the same time. So, you only need to move the engine twice, after the initial pair. Replace seals on 2 cylinders, rotate 120 (I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 84,928
Posted By gsxr
The 2010 kit will fully repair the center vent...

The 2010 kit will fully repair the center vent pod, and will repair the outer portion of the 2 main air flap (recirculation) pods, and defrost pod. So, you need 4 total. The 2010 does not fit the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,437
Posted By gsxr
Photo attached below, tool is part number...

Photo attached below, tool is part number 602-589-01-40-00. However, that $20 price was from 16 years ago. It's not that cheap today. Current dealer cost is $57, most dealers mark up tools 30-50% so...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,437
Posted By gsxr
Yes. This allows replacing the valve stem seals...

Yes. This allows replacing the valve stem seals only. Rotate the engine so the piston is at TDC on the cylinder you are working on, so the valves rest against the top of the piston.

You cannot...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-22-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,701
Posted By gsxr
Uh, let me clarify. I meant that with larger...

Uh, let me clarify. I meant that with larger elements in the pump, the engine should support roughly 200-225hp with the stock turbo and stock intercooler. This is a significant improvement over the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 11-17-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,862
Posted By gsxr
The 143A and 150A units being discussed for...

The 143A and 150A units being discussed for serpentine-belt pulleys have a shaft protrusion of approximately 20mm from the face of the pulley seat.

For your 1991 350SD with OM603 engine, just...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,701
Posted By gsxr
Almost every car we own was purchased sight...

Almost every car we own was purchased sight unseen (only viewed via photographs), from 1000+ miles away, and delivered via transport. A couple times I was fortunate enough to have a forum member...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By gsxr
There should be a built-in LED and button,...

There should be a built-in LED and button, however this ONLY displays blink codes from the DM (Diagnostic Module), which only has codes related to the CEL. If the CEL is not illuminated (and the bulb...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By gsxr
If you are seriously interested in live data, I'd...

If you are seriously interested in live data, I'd strongly recommend a Star / SDS Compact C3 setup. Probably ~$500 including a used IBM or Dell laptop for the internal HDD option and native serial...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-14-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,701
Posted By gsxr
You could always, you know, make an offer. I'm...

You could always, you know, make an offer. I'm guessing he won't take $500 but has anyone actually thrown a genuine number out? The worst that can happen is the seller says "no".

Disclaimer: I'm...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By gsxr
Almost forgot - the online diagnostic manuals...

Almost forgot - the online diagnostic manuals will be a huge help, once you learn how to navigate them. And, they include the DTC's which may be easier than poking through the big PDF... or not:...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By gsxr
I'm not sure about right vs left controls, as...

I'm not sure about right vs left controls, as I've never owned a V12.

The CEL only illuminates for emissions-related faults. It's possible to have component failures where the computers don't...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By gsxr
You're going to need to pull codes to help...

You're going to need to pull codes to help diagnose this without throwing money at it. More specifically, clear all existing codes (don't bother writing them down - likely will be a zillion from many...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-02-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By gsxr
Glad to hear your shifting issue is resolved!...

Glad to hear your shifting issue is resolved! That's good news.

However... if the fluid & filter has never been changed (or, you have no record of it).... I'd highly recommend that with 100kmi on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,620
Posted By gsxr
Note the recent poster (JHZR2) vehicle list shows...

Note the recent poster (JHZR2) vehicle list shows a 1991 350SD, which has a completely different control system than a 1986-1987 OM603. Need to figure out the chassis in question.

A later model...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,620
Posted By gsxr
The control system changed as of USA model year...

The control system changed as of USA model year 1988, IIRC. 86-87 use a simple switch, 88-up use a sensor, not a switch (there is a difference).

We can't answer your question without knowing the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By gsxr
Chris is correct, a cheap charger (particularly a...

Chris is correct, a cheap charger (particularly a no-name / offbrand) is always risky. CTEK makes good chargers. I have a CTEK MUS 4.3 and it works nicely (link...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By gsxr
I agree with Dan. Although I own several 210's, I...

I agree with Dan. Although I own several 210's, I still prefer the 124 chassis, despite some of the nicer features in the 210. I'd recommend any 6-cyl 210 for a new/young driver.



The crash...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-20-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By gsxr
Rob, you've already got the car so it's kinda...

Rob, you've already got the car so it's kinda irrelevant, but I'd have recommended buying something safe. What car do you want your daughter to be in, when she's T-boned or rear-ended by some dimwit...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By gsxr
Yeah, I've been spending more time over at...

Yeah, I've been spending more time over at Gerryboard. I'm not doing much besides M119 stuff these days.



Too many cars? There's no such thing! LOL. I'll check out that other thread you linked...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By gsxr
ERIC! BUDDY! Where have you been? I don't see a...

ERIC! BUDDY! Where have you been? I don't see a TE in your fleet yet, maybe it's time to add this one!

:balloon2:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,089
Posted By gsxr
This. ^^^ Just test your car. You'll know if the...

This. ^^^ Just test your car. You'll know if the system is working. If it does work, there is no way you can definitively ensure it will always work in the future, no matter what parts you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By gsxr
With E500E values generally in the $25k-$50k...

With E500E values generally in the $25k-$50k range today, there is almost no repair that outweighs the value of the vehicle, excluding significant accident damage.

And while the 124.036 may not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-30-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By gsxr
Congratulations! You found one of the only...

Congratulations! You found one of the only E500E's to ever land in a self-service salvage yard in USA. But... "junkyard fodder"? That comment seems to indicate sour grapes about not being able to...
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