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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By jjewell
Cool Replace the fuel accumulator. My '79 450SL did...

Replace the fuel accumulator. My '79 450SL did the exact same thing when I bought it. Its located next to the fuel pump. The internal diaphragm gives out & causes this problem.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-21-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,593
Posted By jjewell
Hitting the big "50" in November. Got my 79 450SL...

Hitting the big "50" in November. Got my 79 450SL 2 years ago. Wanted one after driving a friends when I was in high school. Better late than never.....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-21-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By jjewell
Thank you. I second that to a "T" & I certainly...

Thank you. I second that to a "T" & I certainly couldn't have said it better.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By jjewell
As far as my local stealership goes in my case,...

As far as my local stealership goes in my case, either your area dealer is VERY kind or you have an overflowing wallet. Here in N. Cal every little thing from them inflicts extreme pain.:eek:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By jjewell
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fuel-Injector-Conne...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fuel-Injector-Connector-Mercedes-Benz-450-sl-slc-107_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33554QQihZ020QQitemZ300073247588QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

Are these what your...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By jjewell
I second Mike above. I got my interior stuff...

I second Mike above. I got my interior stuff from them also. Seat covers, door skins, carpets, all of it. They do GREAT work at a reasonable price!!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By jjewell
Had the same noisy problem with the squeak. I...

Had the same noisy problem with the squeak. I used a small amt. of white litium grease on each motor bearing. There are small openings in the bearing covers on the motor to spray into. Use...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-15-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
My last response was to aam's last post. No it...

My last response was to aam's last post. No it can wait without any problem. You wont cause any further damage to anything (meaning the compressor internals) if you disconnect power at the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
Nothing difficult about it. The compressor is to...

Nothing difficult about it. The compressor is to be replaced. Just not now. Disconnect it electrically so as not to cause further damage until owner can replace it at his convenience. sheesh.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-12-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
If the compressor engages & runs but just doesn't...

If the compressor engages & runs but just doesn't perform disconned the electrical plug at your compressor clutch & your safe to wait. You dont want the compressor to come on which could cause a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-12-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By jjewell
Thanks for the response. I'll have to lay it all...

Thanks for the response. I'll have to lay it all out & look closer for size up. Its just that the lever slots are horizontal are long & it appeared even if I cut to fit there wouldn't be enough...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-12-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By jjewell
79 450SL zebrano dash strips

Does anyone out there know where I can buy the PROPER set of dash strips for my car? All the ones available out there have the center strip with long slots for vent handles & the center strip on my...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-12-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
Yes.... the warranty... Interesting point. When...

Yes.... the warranty... Interesting point. When I bought my Recon'd compressor it came with a checksheet listing all the items that must be replaced WITH the compressor to make the warranty valid. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
Reconditioned compressor okay. Make sure the oil...

Reconditioned compressor okay. Make sure the oil is compatable with the type of freon you will use.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjewell
Definitely replace the drier. Stay away from used...

Definitely replace the drier. Stay away from used compressors, condensors. Your usually buying someone elses problems.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By jjewell
I see there are for sale out there replacement...

I see there are for sale out there replacement fan switches that run the fan at 90 C which is close to where yours is coming on. Does it have a temp stamped on it & could it possibly been changed...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By jjewell
I'm gonna have to do this on my 79 450SL soon,...

I'm gonna have to do this on my 79 450SL soon, for peace of mind if nothing else. Is it a DIYer or should a pro do it? I'm mechanically able but don't have any "specialty" tools. Anyone in N....
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-10-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By jjewell
Well it got the best of me & I pulled it out to...

Well it got the best of me & I pulled it out to check. A good "back to basics" lesson!!! It seems the 2 wire like connectors in the female antenna receptacle were recessed & not providing a good...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-10-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By jjewell
Becker Europa II- no AM reception

In trying to keep it all original I installed this radio. FM works GREAT but AM has almost no volume & no station reception. Tried adjusting the trim pot; no help. I emailed Becker for any input. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-08-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,510
Posted By jjewell
Okay, found a pic-not of my seat but you can get...

Okay, found a pic-not of my seat but you can get the idea. You can play with the placement of them. Don't overdo it like I first did, my 1st try & my head hit the roof going over the smallest of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-08-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,510
Posted By jjewell
give me your email & I'll be glad to send it....

give me your email & I'll be glad to send it. Having problems with the needed resizing to attach to post.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-08-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,510
Posted By jjewell
Yeah, I'm the one that did the pool noodle trick....

Yeah, I'm the one that did the pool noodle trick. the pad & springs were visually in good shape. It made a WORLD of difference! I also slipped in a scrap of plain old carpet between the horsehair pad...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-03-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By jjewell
Yep, belts, thermostat, fan clutch & water pump...

Yep, belts, thermostat, fan clutch & water pump all new- radiator boiled out & fresh coolant mix put in!.

And another big YEP the aux fan relay #6 had a bad coil. Replaced it & all systems check...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-02-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By jjewell
THANK YOU!!! Thats gonna be tomorrows chore. ...

THANK YOU!!! Thats gonna be tomorrows chore. It'll be SOOOO nice to drive it with AC & not worry about overheating!

THANKS AGAIN!!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-02-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By jjewell
79 450SL- Where's the darned aux fan relay???

FINALLY got the ac fixed! Now with the heat outside & ac running the aux fan won't come on. Where IS this relay at!!! I already checked the usual stuff; fuses, jumpering the receiver temp switch...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-27-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,570
Posted By jjewell
Sure, I'll try and get a pic tonight. Never...

Sure, I'll try and get a pic tonight. Never posted a pic here before but I'll give it a shot!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,570
Posted By jjewell
Thats exactly what I did when I put my Euros in. ...

Thats exactly what I did when I put my Euros in. Worked great, easy wire in & looks very cool at night
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-12-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,885
Posted By jjewell
3rd times a charm- replaced the amplifier AGAIN &...

3rd times a charm- replaced the amplifier AGAIN & now have full auto control. NEXT is digging into the vac pods- I know the DEF one is leaking:( & when I go to bi-level I can actually hear what...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-05-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,885
Posted By jjewell
Sounds like the best bet to do this since I'm...

Sounds like the best bet to do this since I'm going to be keeping this car. Still gonna have to dig into the wiring to find the apparent short in my sensor circuit; even the digital setup won't work...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-04-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,885
Posted By jjewell
I have been considering getting one of them. Do...

I have been considering getting one of them. Do you have the newer version? It looks like the best way to go long term. By the way, thanks for your advice!!
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