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Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2004, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By William
If it were mine, I don't think I'd go for a used...

If it were mine, I don't think I'd go for a used tranny without first doing some homework. I would go to a good Indy tranny shop, one that's experienced with Mercedes, and have yours evaluated. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By William
When your brake pads are worn down, to the point...

When your brake pads are worn down, to the point of needing replacement, you should see a warning light on the dash. It could be, however, that the previous owner, at one time or another, changed...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2004, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By William
Thanks very much for the help. To close...

Thanks very much for the help.

To close the loop, I've reached the conclusion that I have a defective "oil pressure sender". I did maintenance on the connecting wire, but it didn't cure the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By William
The saga continues....................I just went...

The saga continues....................I just went out and took a look at the oil pressure gauge, with the car just sitting, and oops, the needle had fallen to zero. I'm more confused than ever.
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2004, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By William
oil pressure gauge gone goofy, 420 SEL

The vehicle is a 420 SEL, W126 1986 version. The oil pressure gauge on the instrument panel has gone goofy.

The needle remains pegged out on 3, while the vehicle is sitting in the driveway and...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2004, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By William
Tonight it refused to let me perform any...

Tonight it refused to let me perform any searches!!

The flag keeps popping up telling me that the page is not available. When I click on the search button, sometimes it sends me to another...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By William
Yes, I'm having problems with "search". In...

Yes, I'm having problems with "search". In addition to the complaint you've highlighted, when the little search window drops down it is very unstable. I have to be careful when entering a subject...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2004, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By William
Peter, You certainly made it crystal clear...

Peter,

You certainly made it crystal clear why the a/c evaporators in the 124 Models are prone to failure and I haven't heard that kind of talk since I took a course in metallurgy. To better...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2004, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By William
Your response was very helpful, even a relief,...

Your response was very helpful, even a relief, and I thank you.

Could you please answer a couple of other questions at your convenience?:

1. Can you confirm that the capacity of the a/c...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2004, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By William
a/c evaporator failures

The vehicle is a 420 SEL, W126, 1986 version. I have a leak in the a/c system, still using R-12, which is getting progressively worse and I've got to start chasing the source,without knowing...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By William
I typically try to install OEM parts but maybe I...

I typically try to install OEM parts but maybe I need to rethink one of the parts places I'm using because when I ordered replacement chain guides they were blood red, not white or vanilla. The...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By William
I have a 420 SEL, 1986 version. I just...

I have a 420 SEL, 1986 version. I just inspected my timing chain and it's as tight as "Dick's hat band". I replaced it about 8,000 miles ago. The "tensioner" is mounted on the right side...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,018
Posted By William
I just finished the same job on a 1986, 420 SEL,...

I just finished the same job on a 1986, 420 SEL, same arrangement as yours.

Trust me, you don't have to remove the large bolt. The harmonic balancer is fitted tightly to the crankshaft and it...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,794
Posted By William
I need an education on the smog pump system

The vehicle is a 420 SEL, 1986 version. On this car, there is a smog pump located on the passenger side, just under the alternator. The air that discharges from this pump travels through a rubber...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,529
Posted By William
Valve adjustment on M116 & 117 Engines

My question pertains to Mercedes engines M116 and 117 and using the “go-no go” gauge in establishing the unloaded “basic position” of the “hydraulic lash compensator” (HLC) a.k.a. as the “hydraulic...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By William
Mike: Thanks for your response and helpful...

Mike:

Thanks for your response and helpful suggestion. I plan to proceed with the refill as you outlined.

William
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By William
Installing new coolant

The vechicle is a 420 SEL, Engine 116.965

I have just finished installing a new water pump and I'm about to install the coolant. The engine block was drained on both sides and the only liquid...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By William
I once had a similiar problem and I had to have...

I once had a similiar problem and I had to have the hoses "custom made" because the OEM versions only came in one length.

Assuming that you live in a large enough city, look in your "Yellow...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By William
Matthias: This is a common problem. The...

Matthias:

This is a common problem. The same thing happened to me and if you'll search the archives you'll find a lot of information on the subject along with discussions about the most likely...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2004, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By William
Two years ago I experienced the identical...

Two years ago I experienced the identical problem, and the identical symptoms, and replacing the fan clutch solved it.

With the clutch still on the car, I'm only aware of two tests that the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By William
Thank you Les. What you had to say is...

Thank you Les.

What you had to say is very helpful and greatly appreciated. It's just what I needed to get the job finished.

William
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2004, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By William
Thank you, Ferdman, for straightening me out. ...

Thank you, Ferdman, for straightening me out. It's like a breath of fresh air when someone cares enough to respond.

With your response in hand, I went back and kept working with the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2004, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By William
Aligning distributor and rotating rotor by hand

The vehicle is a Model W126, Engine 116.965, 420 SEL, 1986.

I'd like to know if it's normal to be able to rotate the distributor rotor by hand with the distributor mounted in the engine and bolted...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2004, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,294
Posted By William
Sun Valley Mercedes Dismantlers

If anyone reading this has any knowledge about the quality and service of rebuilt transmissions from Sun Valley Mercedes Dismantlers, I would appreciate hearing anything you have to say on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-24-2004, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By William
I've been agonizing with a similiar problem for...

I've been agonizing with a similiar problem for about two years and you'll find a wealth of information on the subject in the forum archives. I recommend that you spend the time to make several...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2004, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By William
Many thanks to you, Chuck Taylor. In several...

Many thanks to you, Chuck Taylor. In several reviews of the ShopForum archives, on this subject, I came across a number of your "posts" and each one was informative and helpful. Your...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2004, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By William
Thanks for your response. One of my problems is...

Thanks for your response. One of my problems is that I don't know how to assess wear on a cam lobe and hopefully you can help me with this.

In searching the shop forum archives, it appears...
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2004, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By William
Process for replacing rocker arm and ball stud assembly

My questions relate to a 420 SEL, 1986, Engine 116.
Due to a loud ticking noise coming from the valve cover, in the area of the #1 cylinder, I plan to remove a couple of rocker arms to inspect...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By William
Noisy Valve Train

The vehicle is a 420SEL, 1986, engine 116.965. I have a loud clicking noise that's located in the front of the engine, around the number 1 cylinder, which a tech at the dealer thinks is being...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-05-2004, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By William
Scott: Many thanks for the education,...

Scott:

Many thanks for the education, Professor. Your instructions cleared up the problem. The Becker brochure makes no mention of the information you provided and I was totally unaware that...
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