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Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,939
Posted By serndipity
In reading the CLK (W208) forum at mbworld.com,...

In reading the CLK (W208) forum at mbworld.com, seems that failing pixels on the readouts for the temperature and clock LCD’s is very common (including my 2001 CLK320 Cab at 40,000 miles).

Seems...
Forum: Tech Help 10-07-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By serndipity
Replaced the large O-ring and the leaking...

Replaced the large O-ring and the leaking stopped.

The one that came with the MB filter kit was slightly larger.
Forum: Tech Help 10-06-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By serndipity
The 2nd URL is the one that applies. There...

The 2nd URL is the one that applies.

There is no wire bail on the filter cartridge.

Verified that the large top O-ring is where it should be....but still leaking.

Still a mustery.
Forum: Tech Help 10-05-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By serndipity
Puddle after DIY oil and filter change

Getting a oil puddle on the floor (under area of oil filter). Used MB filter kit. Strange thing is that it came with 5 O-rings and you only need 4 (the extra was a mid sized one).

Have the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By serndipity
Found the answer. See my posts at: ...

Found the answer. See my posts at:

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=147337
Forum: Tech Help 06-11-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By serndipity
CEL turned off...but codes still in memory

I replaced my MAF and after 4 days the CEL finally turned off.

I have to get MA state inspection this month and the scan tool at AutoZone says that the P0170 and P0173 codes are still stored in...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By serndipity
How to clean MAF?

Although my 2001 CLK320's CEL has been on 6 months, the runs normally. However, with a CEL on, won't pass state inspection in MA next month. Codes are P0170 and P0173.

I have searched and read all...
Forum: Tech Help 10-07-2004, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By serndipity
Try tilting the mirror all the way down and see...

Try tilting the mirror all the way down and see if there is a metal wire retaining clip on top. If so remove the clip and you should be able to pull out the mirror....then the mouting screws will be...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2004, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By serndipity
I did the same thing with my 2001 CLK. Go to...

I did the same thing with my 2001 CLK.

Go to the parts department at the dealer and find out what assemblies are sold for your model.

In my case I could buy the following:

New bracket arm...
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2003, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By serndipity
Could be the switch that activates the back up...

Could be the switch that activates the back up light circuit when you put the transmission in reverse.
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2003, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By serndipity
You need to check everwhere......sometimes...

You need to check everwhere......sometimes tricky.

When my warning light came on....all the bulbs seemed OK.....it turned out to be 1 of the 2 license plate bulbs.
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2003, 10:26 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 109,568
Posted By serndipity
P.S.S Although I don't expect that I will be...

P.S.S

Although I don't expect that I will be called by J.D. Powers.....I do subscribe to Consumer Reports and will voice my concerns/issues in their annual survey,
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 109,568
Posted By serndipity
SHAME od MB for having a repeating failuer part...

SHAME od MB for having a repeating failuer part to still sell!

Given your experience......I understand what you say....and I feel for you....however, I would not expect more.

I bought a 2001...
Forum: Tech Help 05-29-2003, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By serndipity
Backing out of my garage, I broke my mirror on a...

Backing out of my garage, I broke my mirror on a CLK320.


Turned out that the mounting tabs on the adjusting motor broke (so mirror was left hanging) and the mirror cover had a crack.

I was...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By serndipity
FSS service using conventional oil developed...

FSS service using conventional oil developed problems for many engines (dealerships were not being compensated by MBUSA for the synthetic oil and some dealerships used conventional API SH or SI oil...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Posted By serndipity
If it's same as my 2001 CLK, tilt the mirror...

If it's same as my 2001 CLK, tilt the mirror fully down and out, remove the wire retaining spring over the catch and the the glass can be pulled away from the top first

Reversesteps for...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By serndipity
My insurance company recommends that one try to...

My insurance company recommends that one try to fill a nick, pin hole with a filler (some new process that is cheaper and less problematic then replacement)....if one is not satisified with the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2003, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By serndipity
Replacing the side view miror on 2001 CLK

I damaged my side view miror backing out of the garage.

The dealer sells the internal bracket arm and the plastic housing (factory painted) and was wondering if replacement is a sraight forward...
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