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Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2003, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Had the same problem with mine and I had a...

Had the same problem with mine and I had a stunning relevation... I had only removed two of the three torx screws. After the removal of the third, rotor removal became MUCH easier. :) The shield...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2003, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Guys, thanks for the info... I finally got it...

Guys, thanks for the info... I finally got it back in. My weapon of choice was a jeweler?s screwdriver with a probe tip. It was a lot smaller than the one I was using, and it did the job. I held...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2003, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By blaubenz_mb
How is the Voltage Regualtor Reinstalled?

It seems as if I have opened pandora's box (once again). After examining the brushes on the voltage regulator, I can't seem to get it re-installed correctly. I've tried compressing the brushes...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-04-2002, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Re: Carpoint 300E data

Perhaps you looked on their "About Reliability Ratings" (http://carpoint.msn.com/Advice/Articles/aboutais.asp?th=1) Page?

One other thing: the words "Mercedes-Benz" and "low repair costs"...
Forum: Tech Help 09-20-2002, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,830
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Try oiling the pin that unlocks the...

Try oiling the pin that unlocks the door...happened to me and after oiling I have never had another problem with unlocking/locking... Sometimes the correct approach is the simplest one!

Regards,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-09-2002, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By blaubenz_mb
One of the best manuals you can buy for the...

One of the best manuals you can buy for the money:

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/product.htm?code=B301
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2002, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Jim-- No the engine wasn't warmed up or the...

Jim--

No the engine wasn't warmed up or the running during the time I checked it. Regarding the vents, the service manager at the dealership told me this so what the dealer says is the absolute...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2002, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Thanks for all the replies, they've been most...

Thanks for all the replies, they've been most helpful. The seats weren't touched as far as I know but the electronics under the seats were. It's been a sitting a few days outside with the windows...
Forum: Tech Help 06-30-2002, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Help!! Mercedes caught in flood!!

Hello Fellow Benzers,

My 190E was caught in a flash flood a few days ago. In order to avoid door dings I usually park my car as far away from the other cars as I could. This time I parked near...
Forum: Tech Help 06-26-2002, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By blaubenz_mb
mradowic: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

mradowic:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like you may have a water pump that is on the fritz. Your water pump has a small "weep" hole underneath and it is entirely possible that...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2002, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,511
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Coolant Leak

There are two main ways that your car can leak coolant. The first is a faulty head gasket, which you don't want... The second is a through a small "weep" hole in the bottom of the water pump, which...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2002, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,511
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Actually that is a combination of city/highway. ...

Actually that is a combination of city/highway. Highway is more like 26-27... Just out of curiosity how long have you owned the car? Has it always had bad fuel economy?



Yes, that one way to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2002, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,511
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Here's another idea to throw in... vacuum leaks. ...

Here's another idea to throw in... vacuum leaks. Last winter I was only getting around 16 mpg. I took it in to discover that there was a vacuum leak coming from the hose that hooks into the idle...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2002, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,521
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Door mirrors of different shapes...why? (124/201)

I have always wondered why on the 124 and 201 series chassis that the driver's door mirror is rectangular shaped and the passenger's door mirror is square... Everyone that I know has just shrugged...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-16-2002, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Here's how to transform your Mercedes into a Beamer...

Next time you're driving through a construction zone, watch your head! :eek: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64467-2002Jan30.html
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-07-2002, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Here are some sites that you might find useful...

Here are some sites that you might find useful about importing cars to the US:

http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-exp2/informal/car.htm
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/imptop.htm...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-07-2002, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By blaubenz_mb
1. Remove the plastic fasteners that hold the...

1. Remove the plastic fasteners that hold the felt material (covering the back of the trunk) to the black plastic siding. There should be three.

2. Start from the top and work down. Find where...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2002, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Okay, I did as everyone recommended and the...

Okay, I did as everyone recommended and the gearbox arrived the other day. However, I have a question about it. The output and input shafts have some play at the extreme turning positions however...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2002, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,959
Posted By blaubenz_mb
1. Remove the lower engine cover (usually two 8mm...

1. Remove the lower engine cover (usually two 8mm bolts in the front, the midsection, and the back--6 bolts total)

2. Under the car...Locate the drain plug...usually on the driver's side near the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2002, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Certainly worn bushings can cause the...

Certainly worn bushings can cause the rattles/clunks/thuds you describe. As a comparison, I recently had my idler arm bushings replaced at an hour of labor...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2002, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Remanufactured or Used?

I have a 190e that has been diagnosed with a faulty steering gearbox that needs to be replaced. The replacement OEM part is currently unavailable. I located a company that specializes in Mercedes...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-13-2002, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By blaubenz_mb
I hate to reopen this tread but I could not...

I hate to reopen this tread but I could not resist... Although P 21s doesn't post it's ingredients on any of it's products, this is more likely to hide to formulation of the wheel cleaner from home...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-11-2002, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,986
Posted By blaubenz_mb
The next time someone makes fun of your Mercedes,...

The next time someone makes fun of your Mercedes, consider it an honor. They're jealous.
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2002, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Ah, the sweet success of victory! ...

Ah, the sweet success of victory! Congratulations!! It's not a comforting feeling to hear your Benz grinding and not starting. I know all too well, the same thing happened to me last October. I...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2001, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By blaubenz_mb
First, thanks for the help! I got my car back...

First, thanks for the help! I got my car back from the shop and I am pleased to say that it's fixed! It's a wonderful little Benz! :) On Monday the shop checked out the car's suspension and and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-07-2001, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By blaubenz_mb
I second the Accutire gauge. I would advise you...

I second the Accutire gauge. I would advise you to get an LED vs. an LCD display. You'll be able to read it easier on dark winter mornings or in your garage. It's only slightly more expensive than...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2001, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Thanks for all the info!! I did set up a service...

Thanks for all the info!! I did set up a service on Monday with a local independent Mercedes mechanic to have the problem looked at. He wants to first do an alignment and then check the suspension...
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2001, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By blaubenz_mb
JimSmith-- Thanks for the info. After...

JimSmith--

Thanks for the info. After reviewing the previous owner's service records, I think you might be right. Two years and 30,000 miles ago, the previous owner changed the shock absorbers. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2001, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By blaubenz_mb
Ever since I bought my car six months ago, it has...

Ever since I bought my car six months ago, it has done this. I took it to the dealer and they informed me that I had a bad steering gearbox with the following note: "Road tested vehicle, felt...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2001, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,441
Posted By blaubenz_mb
It appears that you have an invalid VIN number. ...

It appears that you have an invalid VIN number. Here's why. On your VIN, WDB2100742A816711, the tenth digit corresponds to model year. Yours is the letter A which corresponds to:

1989 K
1990...
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