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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-10-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Philoprof
Thanks for the reply gear-head. However, I also...

Thanks for the reply gear-head. However, I also posted my message on another forum, and the discussion there has gone way beyond this one:

Timing Chain Stretch and Tensioner? - Mercedes-Benz Forum...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Philoprof
Thanks very much for the fast and informative...

Thanks very much for the fast and informative replies. I ‘ve posted pictures of the right and left cam shaft marks and their tower marks, as well as a picture of the harmonic balancer mark, showing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-27-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Philoprof
Timing Chain Stretch and Tensioner?

I've started getting a repetitive clicking sound the engine of my 380sl , particularly when the engine is cold, and I haven't been able find out where it was coming from with a stethoscope. So, I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-27-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Philoprof
Timing Chain Stretch and Tensioner?

Chain post

I've started getting a repetitive clicking sound the engine of my 380sl , particularly when the engine is cold, and I haven't been able find out where it was coming from with a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By Philoprof
Fuel Filter Replacement Questions

The 380sl manual suggested that replacing the fuel filter was relatively simple. But, lo and behold, like everything else, it didn't turn out to not be as simple as I thought it would be for several...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-20-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By Philoprof
Thanks. I was hoping the manifold a lot would...

Thanks. I was hoping the manifold a lot would come out in one piece.

Bill
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By Philoprof
Intake Manfold Removal on a 380

Can anyone tell me if the fuel distributor and/or throttle valve have to be removed to remove the intake manifold on a 380sl. The manual doesn't mention having to do this, and not having to can...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-12-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By Philoprof
I spoke to a tech at the the local dealership,...

I spoke to a tech at the the local dealership, and he said that the canister on the high pressure line contains baffles that were designed to reduce the air pressure. So, that alleviated my anxiety...
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By Philoprof
What Does This Part Do?

I'm in the process of flushing my AC system, because I sucked about 100cc of vacuum pump oil into it when I evacuated it. So, I had a local Indy, who admits he doesn't know too much about this...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-10-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By Philoprof
What Does This Part Do?

I'm in the process of flushing my AC system, because I sucked about 100cc of vacuum pump oil into it when I evacuated it. So, I had a local Indy, who admits he doesn't know too much about this...
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Philoprof
For some reason, now, when I try to upload the...

For some reason, now, when I try to upload the photos, I get a message saying I already attached them in this thread. But I don't see them, either.:confused:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Philoprof
Someone in another forum said it was 24mm. So,...

Someone in another forum said it was 24mm. So, I'm still not sure which one to get? Or could it be that one of you is talking about one of the nuts, and the other is talking about the other nut...
Forum: Tech Help 06-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Philoprof
How Do You Remove These Hoses?

As I'm in the process of taking my AC system apart, I was wondering if anyone knew off-hand the size of the large nut on the AC hose in the attached photo? The largest open-end wrench I have is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Philoprof
How Do You Remove These Hoses?

As I'm in the process of taking my AC system apart, I was wondering if anyone knew off-hand the size of the large nut on the AC hose in the attached photo? The largest open-end wrench I have is 7/8,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By Philoprof
No. TEe compressor was 30 yrs old and I was...

No. TEe compressor was 30 yrs old and I was trying to avoid the "black death"



Since I put a new drier in after I sucked the oil in, do you think the new drier may be salvegable, if I take it...
Forum: Tech Help 06-09-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Philoprof
Best Way to Flush AC system?

As I mentioned in another thread, I just changed the compressor on my 380sl. But, afterwards, when I evacuated the system, I turned the vacuum pump off and left the ports in the manifold gauge...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By Philoprof
Best Way to Flush AC system?

Well, I just changed the compressor on my 380sl. But, afterwards, when I evacuated the system, I turned the vacuum pump off and left the ports in the manifold gauge open. So, app. 100cc of oil from...
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Philoprof
I don't want to belabor this thread. But I just...

I don't want to belabor this thread. But I just recalculated the amount of vacuum oil that entered my system, and it's less than 100 c.c.. So, I was wondering whether that changes the situation...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Philoprof
Yep! I was afraid of that. What a drag, and all...

Yep! I was afraid of that. What a drag, and all because of a mistake that never should have happened.:(
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Philoprof
Yeah, I'm pretty sure. I called Mastercool, who...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure. I called Mastercool, who manufactured the pump, and the tech told me that the model I was using, which I got from Autozone, didn't have a valve that would prevent the oil from...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Philoprof
Help Needed with an Atypical AC Problem

Well, I just spent the last several days replacing the AC compressor on my 81 380sl. However, when I pulled a vacuum, I mistakenly left the vacuum pump on with the manifold gauges open, which ended...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Philoprof
I’m ‘static, guys! “ ‘Static!” I got up early...

I’m ‘static, guys! “ ‘Static!” I got up early this morning and hammered a ˝" socket on to the bolt head. But that didn’t work. So I went over to Harbor Freight at 8 A.M., and got their bolt extractor...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Philoprof
Stripped 6mm Allen bolt

I stripped the topmost of the 2 6mm Allen bolts that fasten the front of the AC compressor bracket to the engine of my 380sl, and as the attached picture shows, I tried sawing a slit in the head, and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-18-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By Philoprof
Very informative thread, guys. Thanks :) ...

Very informative thread, guys. Thanks :)



I'm just wondering now, although the LCA can be lowered without a spring compressor, would using the compressor to relieve some of the tension on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-15-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By Philoprof
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Klann make a...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Klann make a compressor that will fit up through the hole in the LCA?




When you say " use a spanner to pull the other bushes through", do you literally...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By Philoprof
Thanks very much for the fast and very...

Thanks very much for the fast and very informative reply, Deltacom.

I suppose I should have mentioned that I intended to rent and use the appropriate Klann spring compressor to compress the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-14-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By Philoprof
Lower Control Arm Bushing Replacement?

The lower control arm bushings on my 82 380sl are shot. So I'd like to replace them.

If I compress the spring and unfasten the shocks and connecting links, will removing the bushing bolts allow...
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By Philoprof
Lower Control Arm Bushing Replacement?

The lower control arm bushings on my 82 380sl are shot. So I'd like to replace them.

If I compress the spring and unfasten the shocks and connecting links, will removing the bushing bolts allow...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-11-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Philoprof
Ahhh! Thanks for the valuable info. I'm still not...

Ahhh! Thanks for the valuable info. I'm still not sure about one thing though. Why does the manual say that you have "to unscrew the pressure and suction hose from the pipe line before you "remove...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-10-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Philoprof
Compressor Removal Question

Can anyone tell me if removing the power steering pump on an 82 380sl makes it's possible to unbolt and lift the compressor up and out of the car without having to remove the radiator?
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