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Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By royaiii
yeah the headlights and all the accessories work.

yeah the headlights and all the accessories work.
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By royaiii
300E Sat for 2 months no crank

Havent driven the car for awhile. Went to start it, now no crank. Tried jumpstarting it, still no crank. Interstate battery is reasonably new as well is the alternator. Any help is much appreciated.
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By royaiii
What I would have done is just tape down the door...

What I would have done is just tape down the door open sensors.
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By royaiii
Gilly do you recommend topping off the...

Gilly do you recommend topping off the transmission. I have a 97 e320 w/ 81 k miles never have had the fluid changed and was wondering if I should add 100-200 mL of tranny fluid to account for the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By royaiii
You are using truck tires on the car, you will...

You are using truck tires on the car, you will not get the same mpg/braking/handling b/c of your tire combo. On my W124 300E, the size is a 195/65/15. On a side note, I did the same thing to my E320...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,218
Posted By royaiii
water is not an issue for me. I dont wash...

water is not an issue for me. I dont wash engines, I just wipe them off. I dont know why anyone would ever do it on modern engines.
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,218
Posted By royaiii
your question gets me thinking of axing that...

your question gets me thinking of axing that cover completely. I think the air intake pipe is screwed on to it but the arrangement is not stuck in my head. I experienced the same thing on my 97 E320....
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By royaiii
It should be pegged at 3 even at a slow speeds....

It should be pegged at 3 even at a slow speeds. 1000k RPM should be enought to register oil pressure of 3. Check the oil filter. See if you see any blue smoke, which if you are in a smog test state...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By royaiii
Open up the oil filter cap and remove the oil...

Open up the oil filter cap and remove the oil filter. If you see metal->dont buy the car. If you don't-then offer a ridiculously low salvage price. It is basically a salvage. At least she admitted it...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By royaiii
Do you have 190k miles on the original tranny?

Do you have 190k miles on the original tranny?
Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By royaiii
Completely normal. I wouldnt try to rush it...

Completely normal. I wouldnt try to rush it either.
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By royaiii
Can anyone comment on the effect on the...

Can anyone comment on the effect on the tranmissions from city driving in traffic versus high speed highways~90mph tops.
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By royaiii
Her tests do not show true quality nor real-world...

Her tests do not show true quality nor real-world durability. I liked the road test part but taking a bat to the panels to show panel integrity was moronic. Top Gear has better old car quality...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By royaiii
what was the temperature outside when this...

what was the temperature outside when this occured, how fast were you driving and was there traffic.
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By royaiii
Question: How many miles on the Mobil 1 synthetic...

Question: How many miles on the Mobil 1 synthetic oil turns it into sludge.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-20-2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By royaiii
The 16" tire for my E320 costs $225 from the...

The 16" tire for my E320 costs $225 from the dealer. Right finish and with the security of the cast benz logo is definitely worth the premium. I would not buy used at any cost when it comes to wheels...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By royaiii
The system is brake by wire-so the brake pedal is...

The system is brake by wire-so the brake pedal is just a switch. I have an SBC car and knowing what I know now of the system-I would not change my mind purchasing the car. The main advantages are...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By royaiii
There is a plug in tool that you can buy; it is...

There is a plug in tool that you can buy; it is made by Ate and it is called the SBS. I have attached the pdf http://www.ate.fotocentrum.de/ATE_DownloadPDF/136445.pdf and if you search the internet...
Forum: Tech Help 06-04-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By royaiii
Fossilized M119 hoses

I have a 99 S420, 85k miles, and I want to know which breather hoses I should replace as a DIY maintenance item. It seems that the hose going to the throttle body underneath the MAF is cracked....
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By royaiii
I think there is a small tool you can plug in...

I think there is a small tool you can plug in underneath the steering wheel.
It is made by ATE and it is called SBS. Here is the pdf:

http://www.ate.fotocentrum.de/ATE_DownloadPDF/136445.pdf
...
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By royaiii
Mercedes Own Summary Plastic instead of...

Mercedes Own Summary

Plastic instead of paper - it's the new Mercedes mantra with regards to oil filters. Modern lubricants can cause more rapid degradation of the cellulose (paper) filter in...
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By royaiii
You know I think the sun turns the trim purple. A...

You know I think the sun turns the trim purple. A good used car buying tip to determine if the car has been parked outside is looking at the color of the trim. Before high tech paints, the paint...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By royaiii
On the 97 E320, the spare tire is a full size...

On the 97 E320, the spare tire is a full size spare so it has never been run with assymetrical tire sizes. All four tires are the same size: 215 55 16
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By royaiii
I have the same problem on my 97 E320. I just...

I have the same problem on my 97 E320. I just wiped all the grime off but I would definitely appreciate a pictorial diy to figure out how to change the fluid.

So the consensus is that this leak...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,534
Posted By royaiii
Will periodic (oil change intervals) vacuming of...

Will periodic (oil change intervals) vacuming of the air filters and box harm the air mass meter?
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,997
Posted By royaiii
Mercedes Benz Fuel Additive

After more than a decade of saying that MBs dont require any fuel additives/cleaners, they are now selling their own Fuel Additive.

http://store.yahoo.com/parkplacemotorcars/mefuad.html

Anyone...
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2005, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,450
Posted By royaiii
The dealer roadside assistance uses a wedge to...

The dealer roadside assistance uses a wedge to pry open the door and then uses a blood pressure cuff to give enough a gap to slide his coat hanger tool.
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By royaiii
It will take a lot of elbow grease to do this as...

It will take a lot of elbow grease to do this as I recall it took me nearly 1 hour to do it. The collar will come off eventually but it will take many tries.
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,853
Posted By royaiii
It is too early to change the tranny fluid. I...

It is too early to change the tranny fluid. I would not touch the trans fluid till 100k miles. If I was to change the fluid, I would only change it at the dealer and no where else. They call it...
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,089
Posted By royaiii
I have used the topsider exclusively for the past...

I have used the topsider exclusively for the past 5 years and have no complaints. The suction only takes about 10-15 minutes and I have absolutely no oil stains on my floor. Contrary to most people,...
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