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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-06-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Hocky
The plane was not lifting up enough when it got...

The plane was not lifting up enough when it got to the end of the runway. Was it a mistake in the pilot's judgement of the length of the runway? It didn't seem to have the power or lift to go 45...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,624
Posted By Hocky
Angry Cracked dashboard

I have two W202, C180s and they are from 1994 and the other from 1997. The dashboards are both ok, but the wood trim panel on the centre of the dashboard in the 1994 version is going bad around the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy whining sounds

I have this sound too and nobody can tell me whats wrong. Mine is a 1997 C180 with a 722.6 I think, six speed auto. Mileage is 226,000kms. It whines in low gears as I drive off, 1,2 and in 3 and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,174
Posted By Hocky
Vacuum pump

I had the vacuum pump making buzzing sounds till it got me very mad. It would go on as soon as I start my 1994 C180. The noise is from the back boot under the fuel entry pipe and thats where the pump...
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Hocky
Angry gearbox noise???

Thanks C32, what do you mean by planetary(spinning pieces of metal?) whine? Do you mean in the gearbox or in the universal joints? There is no noise really in gear at stop except you can still feel...
Forum: Tech Help 03-15-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Hocky
? 722.6 6 speed auto trans problems?

I have a 1997 C180 in Australia and the auto is starting to show odd signs of wear/tear or breakdown. It makes a whining sound as I drive off in the lower gears and disappears in the higer gears....
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,919
Posted By Hocky
Vacuum leaks in Benz cars

:mad: I don't know how you gonna test them, but if you switch on the ignition keys and start the engine, some vacuum will be created in the system and then press the rear headrest switch, making sure...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,919
Posted By Hocky
Talking Vacuum system leaks

Hi there, this seems to be a very common problem in the Merc cars due to the use of vacuum hoses to make things work when they could have been more advanced by using other stuff like switches,...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-07-2004, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Hocky
clear acrylic front bonnet clip-on paint protector

I have been searching for this all over the world, but cannot find any for my 1997 C180. This product seems to be available for all Japanese, Korean and some of the European cars. Why not Mercedes?...
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Hocky
hard starting

Thanks Mctwin and Benzito for your replies. I still reckon its something to do with the fuel delivery because the sparks appear to be firing, but if no fuel comes into the cylinder, it won't burn and...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2004, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy hard starting

I have a 1994 C180 with 198000kms which starts 1st time everytime. My other is a 1997 C180 with 224000kms, newer in age and drives a lot better with the 5sp auto, but it needs 2 turns of the starter...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2004, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Hocky
Talking stuck sunroof

Look for the straight Z shaped metal rod which comes with the car either in the tool kit or the Benz manual kit and this is used to manually turn the sunroof to close it. Open the plastic roof...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By Hocky
Talking 200E auto gear jerk

Everyone says its designed to do it. I personally say thats a crap excuse for a bad design job coverup. Even the worse of the engineering designers couldn't come up with such crappy auto box...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
Talking water pump failure

My 1994 C180's water pump failed at 188000kms. Its at 198000kms now and so far so good.
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By Hocky
Talking gearbox ratios and speeds

Just wondering if anyone here has some knowledge about gearbox ratios for the C 180 1994 4speed auto and C 180 1997 5speed auto. I have both cars and like to know what the ratios are in 1-2-3-4 for...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2004, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy noisy engine W202

David and Ali, The noise is exactly where the waterpump and fan clutch pulley is situated. The fan is missing in this 1997 model whereas it is on the 1994 to 1996 model which I also have. The older...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2004, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy engine noises

Ali, I have pinpointed the noise to be coming from the vicnity of the water pump and feel that maybe this is going bad with internals being chewed up? Give me some advice on my next step. Have it...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-25-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,474
Posted By Hocky
Talking speaker sizes for upgrades in 1997 W202

My stereo Eurovox system has not much power and the speakers have been designed to throw out treble from the 2 tiny front dash tweeters, midrange in the front door and back door speakers and almost...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2004, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
emgine noises W202 1997

Ali, I will try to get up front in a few minutes with the engine turned on at N to listen to this noise and watch what is happenning. The auto clutch or whatever lets it run faster for a few minutes...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2004, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Hocky
Talking fuel and other additives

Thanks JackD for your interesting comments. I have been trying some octane boosters in bottles and particularly fuel injector cleaners. Is Slick still on the market? Has it been banned at all? I was...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy engine noise

Ali and Bmerc, the noise looks like coming from the front of the engine near the radiator from the outside listening. The serp belt looks like it has the worn look with very small cracks in the ribs...
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Hocky
Question fuel additives

I am still wondering if there are any fuel additives on the market to temporarily increase the power of cars like octane boosters or other power boosters which are safe to be used in Mercedes cars....
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hocky
Question high mileage and what to expect

My 1997 C180 Euro version has 224,800kms on the clock and the last check showed noisy tensioner in Feb2004. The drive belt also looks like needing a new one, I am not sure. Noises come on when the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-09-2004, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy cassette cd adapter

I have just bought one of these with very high expectations. However, after trying it out last night, I got nothing out of it, no sound at all from the speakers. I installed all according to...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy sunroof woes

I have a 1994 C180 Euro and had the same problem 2 years ago. Its all fixed now. Just imagine my shock when 2 tech shops told me to consider about A$1200 in costs for taking out the whole gizmo to...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2004, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy car static zaps

I always get static zaps when I get out of cars, any type of cars, is there something wrong with myself or just that cars have this due to the carpet or seat fabric or electrical discharges? Usually...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-07-2004, 01:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By Hocky
Unhappy car radio cassette player

I have a 1997 C180 Classic Euro version and the std radio cassette has a pretty crap sound with muffled bass and not too high treble. Wonder if I could change to 2 or 3way speakers in the doors and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Hocky
Question battery recharging

I have a 1997 C180 Euro version and I need to recharge my battery which is in the boot at the back next to the spare tyre. Can I just plug in the 2 terminals from the recharger or should I disconnect...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2004, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Hocky
Question W202 back seat dismantle

I have a 1997 C180 Euro version and I need to take off the backseat both panels so I can fit sheepskin covers. How can I do this. Where are the clips or levers or hooks to pull and allow the seat to...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By Hocky
Talking 1997 C180 Euro

Just collected my pre-loved C180 from a dealer and was surprised to find it almost showroom condition. The mileage is very high and yet it looks from in and out like it just rolled out of the...
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