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Forum: Tech Help 12-03-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By fred1948
It's been a couple of years since I ordered mine...

It's been a couple of years since I ordered mine but I don't recall any abnormal delivery times.
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By fred1948
Sounds like the outer control arm bushing (that's...

Sounds like the outer control arm bushing (that's what I call it, it seems like there are several names). Check out this thread...
Forum: Tech Help 06-15-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,257
Posted By fred1948
I bought the OE Mercedes seal kit when I rebuilt...

I bought the OE Mercedes seal kit when I rebuilt my transmission and the seals were NOT individually marked. It would have saved a lot of confusion if they had been marked.
Forum: Tech Help 05-29-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By fred1948
Welcome to the forum! Use the search function...

Welcome to the forum!
Use the search function and search for "ignition cylinder removal" and you will get a lot of information.
It is worth spending some time trying to get the key to turn to the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,839
Posted By fred1948
I think that you are confusing OEM with OE. ...

I think that you are confusing OEM with OE.
Unless the part is advertised as genuine OE, it usually does not come with the same markings.
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,262
Posted By fred1948
I used RTV gasket maker. Put a blob of RTV in the...

I used RTV gasket maker. Put a blob of RTV in the same places as on original and embed the screen in it. Only problem with this is that you have to wait several hours for the rtv to set up.
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By fred1948
Another thought: as easy as these are to replace,...

Another thought: as easy as these are to replace, just take the new parts to the alignment shop and have them install them when they do the alignment. It should be a minimal additional cost.
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By fred1948
When the tie rod assemblies are adjusted for...

When the tie rod assemblies are adjusted for alignment, there is one end that has a right hand thread and one that has a left hand thread. Both the left and right hand threaded ends should be turned...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,262
Posted By fred1948
I think that I used a 1/4" drive socket but my...

I think that I used a 1/4" drive socket but my memory has failed me before. I don't remember it being much of an issue.
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,262
Posted By fred1948
The butyl rubber that I used was in a rope form...

The butyl rubber that I used was in a rope form that was about 3/8" dia.
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,262
Posted By fred1948
I used a butyl windshield sealer tape. I had a...

I used a butyl windshield sealer tape. I had a roll on hand that came from a local discount/salvage store. Has held up fine for the last 2+ years.
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,132
Posted By fred1948
Sounds like the prices are all over the map. I...

Sounds like the prices are all over the map.
I just looked up my receipt from 10/12/09 and I paid $75 plus $6 tax at the local MB dealership and I don't get any special discounts.
This was for a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,132
Posted By fred1948
I replaced mine a few months ago and found it...

I replaced mine a few months ago and found it quite easy to remove. You must be able to get it to position 1 or cutting will be required.
The tool must be bent so that the 2 legs are exactly the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By fred1948
I found this: 722.32 124-270-06-01 ...

I found this:
722.32 124-270-06-01 1986-1988 300E / TE New Number 124-270-30-01 126-0902

From this site (http://www.marcusfitzhugh.com/CLK/DIY/transtypes.html)
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By fred1948
If the evaporator is replaced, the expansion...

If the evaporator is replaced, the expansion valve can be replace with no additional labor.
I would attempt to pinpoint the leaking component before having repairs made.
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By fred1948
You might consider posting on Craigslist for...

You might consider posting on Craigslist for someone that would tow it or rent you a tow dolly if you could borrow a truck.
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By fred1948
Nice find. I went to their website and have to...

Nice find. I went to their website and have to wonder how you managed to pick the perfect fit speakers. Did you contact them for recommendations or were you just lucky.
Forum: Tech Help 04-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,350
Posted By fred1948
I normally cut the plastic so that it overlaps by...

I normally cut the plastic so that it overlaps by about 1/2 inch. Remember that the cut edge of the plastic can be extremely sharp. Take a little fine grit sandpaper to knock off the sharp edge so...
Forum: Tech Help 04-08-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,350
Posted By fred1948
I have had good luck using a thin piece of...

I have had good luck using a thin piece of plastic to make a protective sleeve when installing seals. I find that "page protectors/report covers" are stiff enough yet very thin. On larger seals I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By fred1948
I always wondered how to remove this assembly on...

I always wondered how to remove this assembly on my 1995 E320 wagon. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Tech Help 04-01-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,894
Posted By fred1948
It was fiddly and time consuming. I went by the...

It was fiddly and time consuming. I went by the detailed write up that I found on this site as well as the repair CD. I had no problems with dried out plastic that was warped or broken. After you get...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,894
Posted By fred1948
My foam drain hoses were disintegrated on my 1995...

My foam drain hoses were disintegrated on my 1995 E320.
If the leak is bad enough in the evaporator, you will see some dye dripping off the drain hoses (provided they are functional).
My bet is...
Forum: Tech Help 03-20-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,140
Posted By fred1948
My 95 E320 also had what I thought was excessive...

My 95 E320 also had what I thought was excessive play in the steering wheel. The car would wander and if I dropped off on to the shoulder of the road (maybe a 1" difference in pavement height) it...
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By fred1948
I have the same filter wrench from Autozone and...

I have the same filter wrench from Autozone and it works great. Unless someone has tightened it too much, it only takes moderate force to remove. I usually use my 3/8 drive ratchet with about a 6...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,350
Posted By fred1948
I believe that when they refer to the pump gear...

I believe that when they refer to the pump gear they are talking about the innner (driven) gear. There should be a chamfer on one side of the gear and that is the side that should be down when...
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,541
Posted By fred1948
You should check the date of mfg on your harness....

You should check the date of mfg on your harness. I found that my 1995 harness had been replaced with one with a 1997 mfg date. I think that it was replaced when the car was sold to the second owner...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,972
Posted By fred1948
I have a very large tool chest that is well...

I have a very large tool chest that is well stocked with mostly Craftsman tools. In addition, I have a set of Stanley 3/8 drive sockets that I bought about 25 years ago (before I had any other good...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,643
Posted By fred1948
I purchased a 1995 E320 wagon 2 years ago with...

I purchased a 1995 E320 wagon 2 years ago with 170K miles from the 3rd owner for $1500. It was in very good cosmetic condition and I knew that the transmission was bad, a/c didn't work, and...
Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By fred1948
I did this on my W124 a few months ago and the...

I did this on my W124 a few months ago and the cylinder came with a new key. Took just 2 days to get the part and the cost was $75. This was from the local MB dealer with no special discount. The...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By fred1948
Yes, you have to remove the splash shield under...

Yes, you have to remove the splash shield under the engine; about 6 or 8 screws.
To remove the oil filter cap (this car uses a cartridge type filter) you will need a special oil filter wrench. There...
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