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Forum: Tech Help 06-15-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,801
Posted By JimF
If I remember correctly, the Aux Fans should come...

If I remember correctly, the Aux Fans should come on when you short the pins in connector. Just to be clear; remove the connector over the "blue" sensor and use a piece of wire to short between the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 31,611
Posted By JimF
On 09/21/2008, in post# 96, I wrote . . . "I...

On 09/21/2008, in post# 96, I wrote . . .
"I also think they get a bad rap. My '94 has been the 'best' MB and cheapest to maintain of all MBs I've owned."

Today, 6/6/2018 . . . it's still true!...
Forum: Tech Help 06-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,801
Posted By JimF
"The first sketch shows a 'three-speed' system;...

"The first sketch shows a 'three-speed' system; if you look carefully you'll see an 'extra' wire that goes to R15 resistor. There's no "jumper" bar."

The key is the "EXTRA" wire that the 2 speed...
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,801
Posted By JimF
Not sure about your AC Fan system (2 or 3 speeds)...

Not sure about your AC Fan system (2 or 3 speeds) but check the picture here:
https://www.k6jrf.com/R15_R151_dwg1.gif

and

read the section here: https://www.k6jrf.com/MB_CTS.html

My...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By JimF
Are you the same person that had some work done...

Are you the same person that had some work done by Herb at Star Motors in Ventura?

But 180C is very high. . . . if you meant "F", then that's very low!!

The car shouldn't run over 90 - 95C if...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By JimF
The standard size for a '94 E420 is 195/65R15. ...

The standard size for a '94 E420 is 195/65R15.

Comparing the 205/65 15 = apx 2% SLOW . .
Comparing the 205/60 15 = apx 1.2% FAST . .

So the difference is 3.2% so that's why the LH mode. ...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By JimF
Yes, it's #1 in the table. . . replace your rad...

Yes, it's #1 in the table. . . replace your rad cap!
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By JimF
Check out this 'list' on my page . . . here...

Check out this 'list' on my page . . . here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_WW.html).

Make sure that the coolant/water ratio is no more than 50/50%

If the radiator is original it's probably toast!
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By JimF
No. . either PRESSURE or TEMPERATURE can turn the...

No. . either PRESSURE or TEMPERATURE can turn the Aux Fans on . .


MB specs it at "100C" . . but practically, it's more like 105 - 106C.
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By JimF
Not an expert on your C230 but the Aux Fans are...

Not an expert on your C230 but the Aux Fans are normally set to come on around 105C without the A/C on.

If the A/C is on, and the pressure is below 15 bar (220 psi), the Aux Fans will stay off. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By JimF
Tha'ts interesting . . . since if it's a "real"...

Tha'ts interesting . . . since if it's a "real" DTC#19, the CE light should come on?? So maybe, it WAS a vacuum leak/MAF/FPR . . . and you fixed it??

That doesn't act like any #19 code that...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By JimF
See my post in #2 above . . .

See my post in #2 above . . .
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By JimF
A schematic and parts list here...

A schematic and parts list here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_X11.html) shows one that you can build to read stored codes.
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By JimF
Not sure that you have correct info posted . . . ...

Not sure that you have correct info posted . . .



In the 2nd entry, you incorrectly wrote "camshaft" instead of "crankshaft"!

Pin 8 is the HFM Module. The "self-adaptation" error only...
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By JimF
That's how mine started . . . the saga is here...

That's how mine started . . . the saga is here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_Differential.html)
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By JimF
The codes you read "point" toward a deteriorating...

The codes you read "point" toward a deteriorating wiring harness and/or a crumbling ETA wire harness. Need to inspect it to be sure.

You need to actually determine if the w-h has been replaced;...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By JimF
DTC# -- Desc 1 ------No Fault Found 2...

DTC# -- Desc
1 ------No Fault Found
2 ------Heated oxygen sensor faulty
3 ------Lambda control faulty
4 ------Air injection system faulty hot film mass air flow sensor with hot wire
5...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By JimF
Sounds like it's the same thing that happened to...

Sounds like it's the same thing that happened to me . . info here (http://www.k6jrf.com/MB_Close_Assist.html)
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,952
Posted By JimF
I agree with that 'modified' statement. However,...

I agree with that 'modified' statement. However, not ever having a W220, I can't actually verify your statement. Since the car's ECUs communicate on a more complicated and inter-related bus, I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By JimF
The phrase "over heated" is used very loosely and...

The phrase "over heated" is used very loosely and I've seen overheating threads where the writer said it was above 100C! Note that MB defines that as specifically into the red-speckled area above...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,997
Posted By JimF
Enjoy your retirement . . . and tnx for your...

Enjoy your retirement . . . and tnx for your expert suggestions. . :)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By JimF
Had the same problem with the same symptoms;...

Had the same problem with the same symptoms; wouldn't heat to even 275F or if it did, it would take 2hrs+ to get there. Most likely the upper igniter is shot! While I was in there, I replaced both...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By JimF
For my wife's Honda (1990 Accord LX), a number of...

For my wife's Honda (1990 Accord LX), a number of items were replaced and it passed like a new car. Pre-test numbers; HC = 72ppm and NOx = 536. PCV was toast as was air-filter, original O2 sensor...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimF
One of the "ETA" going/gone bad codes . . #30 - -...

One of the "ETA" going/gone bad codes . . #30 - - ABS w/ ASR Module: CAN bus to EA/CC/ISC faulty.

Not sure about the odometer . . . it's strictly mechanical . . a bunch of gears so they must be...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimF
Strange codes for the Base Module but that's what...

Strange codes for the Base Module but that's what happens many times.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimF
You should read the DTCs stored in each of the...

You should read the DTCs stored in each of the following ECUs; LH (pin 4), ASR (pin 6), EA (pin 7), Base (pin 8) and DI (pin 17). That should give a some further insight as to what is needed.
...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimF
I normally mention "changing the wiring harnes"...

I normally mention "changing the wiring harnes" but didn't b/c most all MBs between '92 and '95 have had the w/h replaced by now!

You MUST replace it before doing anything else. That in and of...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimF
Check out my Mercedes web page esp Menu#6 to...

Check out my Mercedes web page esp Menu#6 to decipher the Diagnostic Module (DM). DM #6 is the "badie" ... could mean a new ETA, Menu#24.

DM #9 = IAT sensor ...could be dirty or not there??...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By JimF
I found the YEAR and MODEL under your profile;...

I found the YEAR and MODEL under your profile; 1996 S500.

Just a WAG but it's probably plugged EGR passages in the engine . . . a real PITA! But read the codes and let us know what shows up.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-09-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,521
Posted By JimF
Actually the newer inverters have a provision to...

Actually the newer inverters have a provision to supply 120Vac power if there's a brownout/blackout.

The SMA TL-US series has added a unique Emergency Power Supply (EPS) feature providing daytime...
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