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Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2004, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By carthur
T.O. (beaches)...I have little in the way of...

T.O. (beaches)...I have little in the way of tech skills, however!
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2004, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By carthur
Manny, Well to be honest, that's why I chose...

Manny,

Well to be honest, that's why I chose the thread topic I did...

I use 10w40 now (winter) and 20w50 in summer. Dumb lube shops only carry 10w30 so I have to bring my own...10w30 runs...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By carthur
Question Puzzled about oil

I have a 300E (90) and it uses oil, at a rate from what I can see, is 'normal' but nonetheless high in my view. (2 litres per 5000km or so...only car that Ive ever owned that viewed that as normal)...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By carthur
I'm no expert but.....my 02 cents worth....I had...

I'm no expert but.....my 02 cents worth....I had a similar symptom recently, so if this helps, great.

My trans was flairing in the mornings for a minute until it warmed and then ran fine for the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-16-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By carthur
Cool Clo$e Call On 300e Transmission...

Had a weird couple of maladies on my 300e ('90), but thankfully a 'happy' ending.

3 mos ago my engine oil started leaking out badly and was needing a full quart per week. I noticed a lot of...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By carthur
DIfferential swap-out, 300E 4matic

Anyone know if the differential from a 1993 300E 4matic can be swapped/installed into a 1990 300E 4matic?

thanks
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By carthur
Thanks...I did indeed mean the transfer case ATF...

Thanks...I did indeed mean the transfer case ATF level.
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By carthur
Question How To Check 4matic Atf?

Does anyone know how to check the ATF level on a '90 300e 4matic, and how to top it up if needed?

thanks
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By carthur
Diff. swap-out 90 300e 4MATIC

I am going swap out the squealing diff in my '90 4mat.

A new one is insanely priced so it'll have to be from a re-cycler....I found one from a '93 4matic at a good price, so the question is....
...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2003, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By carthur
'90 4matic ATF fluid

How can one check the fluid level/quality in the 4matic transfer case? and how does one top it up, if needed?

I see signs of external leakage on mine...any ideas?

Thx:confused:
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2003, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By carthur
'90 300E 4mat diff. replacement

I need to get the whiney diff outta my car, cant take it anymore. I've tried the heavier oil idea, to little effect.

I want to know if anyone has any advice on used / rebuilts and how pricey the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By carthur
wheel vibration?

My car 1990 300E 4mat had new Continentals put on at the time of purchase, so I dont really know if the problem pre-existed these tires.

The steering has always vibrated a little at hwy...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By carthur
Vibration at hwy speed

I know this is a much discussed topic, but....

My car 1990 300E 4mat had new Continentals put on at the time of purchase, so I dont really know if the problem pre-existed these tires.

The...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2003, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By carthur
300E oil usage

'90 300E 4matic:

I've noticed an increase in oil consumption recently, as well as a noticeable puff of white exhaust when engine is pressed hard on highway. Don't see any unless really pressing...
Forum: Tech Help 12-03-2002, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By carthur
I had the same part replaced recently...it comes...

I had the same part replaced recently...it comes complete (no choice) and it's puzzlingly expensive! (350$cdn)...especially considering a new blower motor was only 200$

The thing to be aware of is...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2002, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By carthur
I had the same phenom. on my '90 300E...the oil...

I had the same phenom. on my '90 300E...the oil consumption, or loss, suddenly became a concern when the oil light came on one day. In between the next 2 or 3 oil changes (every 5000km), the car...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2002, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By carthur
'90 300E differential vs. 300E 4matic

Does anyone know if the differential is different for a 300E 4matic from the non-4matic version? I think the back end on a 4matic is pretty much the same as in a non-4matic, but need to know about...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2002, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By carthur
Thanks for that reply to the good Dr. Can I...

Thanks for that reply to the good Dr.

Can I get your opinion on the risks of driving the car in this condition...I cant handle a big repair bill right now...

Also, can the fluid be checked..I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2002, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By carthur
Question more 4matic fun

I'd love to hear more about the 4matic issues of the early '90s...

1) I have read alot of postings in here that relate tales of the 'inevitability' of failure of the transfer case, due to some...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2002, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By carthur
So: bad news: the system warning light won't go...

So: bad news: the system warning light won't go off but good news: the 'seizures' have stopped.

Ok...I've done lots of searching around this (great) site and have found several not so subtle hints...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2002, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By carthur
Thanks guys... I think I might have a new...

Thanks guys...

I think I might have a new clue, this morning the 4Matic dash warning is lit up...

Any thoughts?
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2002, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By carthur
Me again...I should add it is a few "pumps", not...

Me again...I should add it is a few "pumps", not just one..as soon as any speed is achieved...no more.
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2002, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By carthur
Thump! low speed

I have a '90 300E 4mat with an ugly, new problem:

at very low speed ONLY, and ONLY if the wheel is turned left or right, there is is a loud thumping shudder, emanating from the centerline of the...
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