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Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By benzfan
It's interesting that they put 2lb in. The 96...

It's interesting that they put 2lb in. The 96 C280 (and my C36) take 1.1lb. I wouldn't have thought your system would be that different. In any case, the specifications should be on a sticker on the...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-05-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,134
Posted By benzfan
Tell you what. You put your wheels on the way you...

Tell you what. You put your wheels on the way you want, and the rest of us who actually want to be able to remove them in the spring with the salt they put on our roads will put them on our way....
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,134
Posted By benzfan
Lord almighty, you're persistent. 90 or 125...

Lord almighty, you're persistent. 90 or 125 ft-lbs isn't going to get anywhere near the elastic deformation limit of a bolt that size. In the era before aluminum rims, bolts were routinely torqued to...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-05-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,134
Posted By benzfan
One can debate this 'til the cows come home....

One can debate this 'til the cows come home. Bottom line is this: If living in an area with salt, you MUST use an anti-seize compound on the threads, or you risk not being able to get things apart in...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-03-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By benzfan
Many apologies for the old email. My father still...

Many apologies for the old email. My father still uses my old ISP account and he had your email to the ISP forwarded to him. I will update my forum email address forthwith.

As for the parts, I'm...
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By benzfan
Mintex red. They're the only aftermarket pad I've...

Mintex red. They're the only aftermarket pad I've tried that impresses me at all.
Forum: Performance Paddock 07-23-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By benzfan
You're asking for trouble increasing the...

You're asking for trouble increasing the compression ratio on a C36. It's already high enough and the timing aggressive enough that this motor relies quite heavily on its knock sensors. When the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By benzfan
Give it a whack with a rubber mallet while the...

Give it a whack with a rubber mallet while the other one is spinning. If it tries to start up or actually starts up, you have confirmed that the fan in question needs replacement.
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By benzfan
Yes it can. Warm air holds much more moisture and...

Yes it can. Warm air holds much more moisture and with the water in that area that has been removed from the air by the A/C (most drains, a lot remains on the evaporator and by default, in the area...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,975
Posted By benzfan
It's quite possible with a minor leak. I had that...

It's quite possible with a minor leak. I had that with an old BMW 733 I owned over 20 years ago. I finally figured it out when it got so bad that the coolant system wouldn't pressurize. At that point...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,975
Posted By benzfan
Take it to an independant for the diagnosis of...

Take it to an independant for the diagnosis of this. The dealership would love another shot-in-the-dark repair try at this point. It's a relatively easy diagnosis, involving coolant testing, oil...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By benzfan
Check your duo-valve. It could be faulty. It...

Check your duo-valve. It could be faulty. It works with your compressor to obtain an optimum evaporator temperature. Your A/C is strong enough to overcome a passing valve but when the compressor...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,975
Posted By benzfan
Have them look for signs of head gasket failure....

Have them look for signs of head gasket failure. It was common on the M104 and will cause the overheating you mention.
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By benzfan
Yup, it's backwards. Grasp the knob itself with...

Yup, it's backwards. Grasp the knob itself with one hand, then the black plastic collar at the base of it with the other hand. Turn the plastic collar (I don't remember which way) about 1/4 turn in...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,993
Posted By benzfan
Those transmissions are well known for an O-ring...

Those transmissions are well known for an O-ring leakage at the connector, soaking the connector plug in fluid. This will cause the faulty conductor plate code. I would pull the plug to see if it is...
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By benzfan
It's interesting how many 96 C-class condensers...

It's interesting how many 96 C-class condensers are failing at the moment. My dealer had 2 in the same day I went to see about my wife's. We traded the car rather than deal with the first of probably...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2005, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By benzfan
Yes, they are a pain to do a plug change on, but...

Yes, they are a pain to do a plug change on, but I'm sure I'm not alone in considering the '90s AMG cars as good value currently.
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By benzfan
Relax. The normal wear parts have come down...

Relax. The normal wear parts have come down considerably for the C43/C36. The C43 motor is a strong one, but plug changes can be arduous, as there are a lot of them. Other than that, regular oil...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2005, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By benzfan
http://www.datascanlb.com/p7.htm

http://www.datascanlb.com/p7.htm
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By benzfan
In over 30 years of messing about with cars, I...

In over 30 years of messing about with cars, I have NEVER seen a brake rotor turned straight. Every one of those damn machines is crooked. Replace rotors with pads. They're cheap.
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By benzfan
The front control arm bushings are frequently in...

The front control arm bushings are frequently in need of replacement on the 202 models. Replace them or you will pay a lot more for tires in the long run.
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By benzfan
Many years ago, I took my brother's car in to a...

Many years ago, I took my brother's car in to a quick lube type place. After 20 minutes, I asked what the problem was. The manager didn't want to answer. I got out of the car and the manager freaked....
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By benzfan
I still can't see why anyone would pay good money...

I still can't see why anyone would pay good money for one of these things when taking the drain plug out is free, and thorough.
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By benzfan
Careful, careful putting those bolts back in. The...

Careful, careful putting those bolts back in. The holes in the valve cover (aluminum) strip very very easily. Sometimes when you take the bolts out, all the aluminum thread will come out with the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By benzfan
But at $60 a piece for Magnaflows I can replace...

But at $60 a piece for Magnaflows I can replace it annually and still never pay anywhere NEAR as much as a single OEM set over the life of the car.
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2005, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By benzfan
The biggest problem is that you will be hard...

The biggest problem is that you will be hard pressed to find 2 cats that will sit beside each other under your car. If you do, I can almost guarantee that their capacity will not be sufficient. I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By benzfan
Whew! From the title of this thread, I thought...

Whew! From the title of this thread, I thought someone had used a clone of the Klann spring compressor currently being discussed in another thread.
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,591
Posted By benzfan
Quite a few of Gedore's tools are made in India....

Quite a few of Gedore's tools are made in India. I have several with that stamped on them.
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By benzfan
I would get your mechanic to show you what he's...

I would get your mechanic to show you what he's talking about. Your car doesn't have struts. The coil spring and shocks are separate and the shock doesn't even sit inside the spring to give the...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 09-06-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,698
Posted By benzfan
It is likely that one or more suspension bushings...

It is likely that one or more suspension bushings is worn, causing the alignment to go off. Take it to someone who knows Mercedes well and ask them to do an inspection of your suspension and attempt...
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