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Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By DougLL
K38 relay circuit

Okay, I tried shifting the transmission back and forth around Neutral, and the car won't start.

So how do I go about testing the K38 relay, according to ALL data, the relay is somewhere...
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By DougLL
Thanks, will do...... (will do tomorrow, when...

Thanks, will do...... (will do tomorrow, when it warms up to 35).....
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By DougLL
I supplied power to the middle connection and the...

I supplied power to the middle connection and the started cranked up fine. I checked all the fuses, and they look good, and the battery connection is fine. How do I check the neutral safety switch,...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By DougLL
Car won't start - Help

I have a 1993 300e that won't start. Here are the symptoms:

1. When I go to turn the switch, there is no sound coming from the starter.
2. The radio will turn on, but I will get no sound from...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,075
Posted By DougLL
Oil Pressure at 2.75

Oh my god, did you say that you use Fram oil filters. I used to use them, and will never use them again. I only use OEM filters from the dealer or from Bosch. I once changed my oil, and then...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By DougLL
How to Bleed 4Matic

I need to bleed the 4Matic system on my 1993 300E. AllData has information on how to bleed the system for the rear differential (e.g. connect the 8 and 2 leads from the 4Matic computer to activate...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2003, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By DougLL
Turbochargers are technically Superchargers. ...

Turbochargers are technically Superchargers. Notice that I spelled it with a capital S. There are two types of Superchargers, one driven by exhaust, and the other driven by crankshaft. Even...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2003, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,830
Posted By DougLL
After working in the health care field for the...

After working in the health care field for the last 20 years, I would recommend a pulley to get the head out even if it weighs only 30 pounds. This is based on the physics of the movement. Also,...
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2003, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By DougLL
test

test
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2003, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By DougLL
Regarding the late shift, my 1993 300E does the...

Regarding the late shift, my 1993 300E does the same thing when the engine is cold. I read in the owner's manual that there will be a late shift (my shift occurs at 3000 rpm's when cold) in order...
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By DougLL
Unhappy Any Damage Done ?

I was wondering if any damage has been done to my 1993 300E 4Matic. I just found a small leak in one of the 4Matic system's hydraulic hoses, and then after testing the system, I found that the rear...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By DougLL
I think the repair time depends heavily on...

I think the repair time depends heavily on whether you have done it before. The first time I removed a pump, it took about 3 hours just to get it out. The second time I did it (just recently), I...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2003, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By DougLL
Unhappy Cruise Control - Normal Behavior ?

I am wondering if my experience with my cruise control is normal. I have a 1993 300e. The "problem" occurs when the car is going down a relatively steep hill. Every 3 seconds or so, the cruise...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By DougLL
Camera's were not allowed in the factories, for...

Camera's were not allowed in the factories, for industry security reasons. For booking Mercedes factory, I just called the phone number of the factory in Singelfingen. Try this site to find the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By DougLL
Germany

I read about your interest in going to the factories. I was just at both the Porsche and Mercedes factories, and both of their museums in Stuttgart. The Porsche factory tour was incredible, you...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2003, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By DougLL
Thule

No, they are pretty easy to take on and off, and want to save on gas...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2003, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By DougLL
I have the thule system for my 1993 300E. It has...

I have the thule system for my 1993 300E. It has worked out very well in the past 3 years. Although, the system is not as nice as what I had for my old Saab, since it had rain gutters, and thus had...
Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2003, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,344
Posted By DougLL
brake pad life

As a reference, I have a 1993 300E, and have about 40000 miles on the current set of brakes. I just checked the pad thickness this weekend, and have over 4 mm left in the front pads, so will still...
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By DougLL
AfterMarket Parts

Just an FYI: I just came back from taking the factory tour in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart. Part of the tour was going through the huge metal stamping plants for the sheet metal. The tour operator...
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By DougLL
I also think the Snap on tool ($48) would be well...

I also think the Snap on tool ($48) would be well worth it. I just replaced the pump on my 1993 300E, and the tool would have been a life saver. Be careful about frozen bolts if the pump is...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2003, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By DougLL
Doesn't the car have hydraulic lash adjusters?. ...

Doesn't the car have hydraulic lash adjusters?. My 1993 300E with the 3.0 liter engine does, and if the oil pressure was that low, I would think you would indeed here a lot of rattling coming from...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2003, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By DougLL
Engine Block Heater

I would like to install an engine block heater on my 1993 300E 4Matic, with the 3.0 liter. I took a quick look on the cylinder block, but could not find the place where the heater/plug will screw...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2003, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By DougLL
forgot to mention, also if you ground that wire,...

forgot to mention, also if you ground that wire, the needle should go to zero. If you get a reading of 1 Bar or something like that, you will know that the needle is not positioned correctly...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2003, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By DougLL
I would disconnect the wire to the oil pressure...

I would disconnect the wire to the oil pressure sensor, and see where the needle rests. With the disconnected wire, and infinite resistance, the needle should go the highest level possible, but...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2003, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By DougLL
Wink FYI: Found cause of problem

For your info, I found the source of the low oil pressure. I had changed from 10W30 to 10W40, and saw absolutely no difference in pressure. I then changed to a new oil filter. I didn't think...
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2003, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By DougLL
Shop Manuals

Does anyone know of a web site I could use to order shop manuals for my 300E....thanks..
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By DougLL
I currently use 87 octane for a 1993 300E, and...

I currently use 87 octane for a 1993 300E, and have never experienced any problems, but I accelerate very slowly, and do not tow any vehicles, nor load down the car with a lot of weight, etc....
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By DougLL
my manual also says 10W30 is fine at this...

my manual also says 10W30 is fine at this temperature (it is a balmy 25 degrees outside), but I will do an oil change today using 10W40 to see if anything changes, at least to eliminate one...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2003, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By DougLL
The mileage on the car is 130,000 miles. The oil...

The mileage on the car is 130,000 miles. The oil pressure reading at idle (when warm) is around 1 bar. The engine does have hydraulic lash adjusters, and have never heard any rattling from them...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2003, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By DougLL
Question Low Oil Pressure ?

I have a 1993 300E 4Matic, and was wondering if the oil pressure readings at highway speed is normal. At 3000 rpm's, in a warm engine, my dashboard gauge is reading about 2.5 bar, and it never goes...
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