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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-07-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By Mike Miller
I put on Bilsteins. They are fine. Every 2...

I put on Bilsteins. They are fine. Every 2 years??!!:eek: Holy cow! What kind of surface do you drive that thing on anyway?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-02-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Mike Miller
I agree 100% with Tecqboy. My belt tensioner...

I agree 100% with Tecqboy. My belt tensioner failed as well. First sign is squealing like heck. Next is stuff stops turning.:behead: You don't want to get to that point driving in Vegas:eek:
There...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-01-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Mike Miller
I had to replace the lever assembly on my '92....

I had to replace the lever assembly on my '92. Like you, I had hi and low beams and turn signals, but no flash capability. I also lost the intermitent position on the wipers. I think you are looking...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-27-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike Miller
You can do a search on this, which will yield...

You can do a search on this, which will yield enough posts to keep you reading all weekend!. There is a top contoller and all kinds of sensors that could be a problem. I recommend the easiest thing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-27-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Mike Miller
Hey, Pete, the use of the roll bar does come in...

Hey, Pete, the use of the roll bar does come in handy. I like driving with the top ,windows , and windscreen down out here in Southern California.:cool: However, on occasion, the temp will drop or...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-26-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Mike Miller
Wow. Betty Gable might still be in there...

Wow. Betty Gable might still be in there somewhere.:eek:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-26-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mike Miller
JJ, You were right to be concerned about...

JJ,
You were right to be concerned about driving in Rome for the first time. Especially with a right hand drive car. I got used to it and actually got pretty good at the techniques used by Roman...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-26-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Mike Miller
Absolutely. That is how I realized it was bad....

Absolutely. That is how I realized it was bad. The Check Engine light came on. I took it to my indy and he did a fault code check. I think it was ten blinks of the little red light that indicated a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-25-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mike Miller
JJ, I am jealous. My wife and I lived in Rome...

JJ,
I am jealous. My wife and I lived in Rome for five years (94-99). At the time my fun car was a 1974 BMW 3.0 CSi. A great car, but missing 2 cylinders and a soft top! You have brought back many...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-24-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mike Miller
Pay the $24 annually. After about 4-6 years the...

Pay the $24 annually. After about 4-6 years the windshield is ready to go. I would use a medium weight ball peen stratigically placed.:cool:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-23-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Miller
I knew there was someone smarter than I to give...

I knew there was someone smarter than I to give you the details. :dizzy2: Also my thanks to BobTerry.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mike Miller
If this has already been discussed, I apologize....

If this has already been discussed, I apologize. When was the last time you changed your spark plug wires? New ones stopped my slight stumble when cold and greatly improved performance when hot and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-23-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Miller
I think it has to run. The sensor needs to see...

I think it has to run. The sensor needs to see the compressor working and heat build up on the low pressure side.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-23-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Mike Miller
Just had mine replaced by my indy. It is...

Just had mine replaced by my indy. It is definitely NOT a DYI job. Very difficult position on back side of engine above transmission. A lift is required.

Cost to me: $175.00 parts + $75.00 labor +...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-22-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Miller
The aux fans only run with the A/C on. They will...

The aux fans only run with the A/C on. They will keep your car running a little cooler in traffic. To check them, with the engine a running temp, turn on the A/C (Automatic) and wait. The sensor will...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Mike Miller
Don't know about the seats or SRS, but the washer...

Don't know about the seats or SRS, but the washer is simple. The pump has crapped out. A common problem for that old a car. My '92 did the same thing two years ago. The pump is cheap from MB and easy...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mike Miller
I am a big fan of German Auto Tops, Inc., in...

I am a big fan of German Auto Tops, Inc., in North Hollywood, CA. They have tops and all interiors for our cars. They have the OEM specs and paterns. You pick quality range and color. They will make...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-15-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mike Miller
The windshield is no big deal. Probably about...

The windshield is no big deal. Probably about $300 installed.

Oops, you said original MB. I guess I don't see the need for an original windshield when many companies make perfectly good glass to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Mike Miller
Lynn, I just got back in from the garage. I did...

Lynn,
I just got back in from the garage. I did the road rash on the bumper. The stuff worked great. I am a convert.:)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Mike Miller
I am not too thrilled with my success on large...

I am not too thrilled with my success on large chips. It may just be my technique or lack of patience. :rolleyes:I have not tackled the road rash yet. Maybe I will have better luck there.:cool:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-05-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By Mike Miller
If you read Consumer Reports long enough and with...

If you read Consumer Reports long enough and with a view of their prejudices, you will see that they love all things Japanese.:mad: US and Euro products of any kind take a hit from them. The "bad...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-04-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Mike Miller
I'm with John. Once a year with Mobil 1 is plenty...

I'm with John. Once a year with Mobil 1 is plenty at that mileage rate.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mike Miller
There is another post on this. Yes, they do now...

There is another post on this. Yes, they do now send an extended release with the kit
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-29-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Mike Miller
I don't remember where I read it, but did you...

I don't remember where I read it, but did you have to modify the hood safety latch arm? Someone said it was too short for the new grill. Am I dreaming I heard that?:dizzy2:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mike Miller
I tend to agree with the theory that it is a bad...

I tend to agree with the theory that it is a bad gage.

I don't want to lead you off in the wrong direction, but I did have a "similar" situation with my '92 500 SL some time ago. It seemed to run...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Mike Miller
Are they still available? From where? Web site,...

Are they still available? From where? Web site, catalog??? :confused:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By Mike Miller
Problem solved. I ripped out all the extra jazz...

Problem solved. I ripped out all the extra jazz and just hooked the two wires to the inner and outer horm contacts. I don't need no stinking relay!:bandana:

I got horns-a-plenty.:cool:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-26-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mike Miller
If you want gas mileage, buy a Toyota. If...

If you want gas mileage, buy a Toyota.

If you want your drive to be a gas, get in your SL, put the petal to the metal and hang on!:cool:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-26-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By Mike Miller
Do you have a picture and diagram of OEM wiring?...

Do you have a picture and diagram of OEM wiring? I would like to get rid of this set up, but I am afraid to experiment with R129 wiring. :( This forum is full of wiring nightmares on this car.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-25-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By Mike Miller
R129 Horn Wiring

I am going to hang my stupidity out here, but I really need some advice.

My horn has not worked for some time. Today I pulled the airbag off the steering wheel expecting to see a couple wires....
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