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Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By 400E
ThillyGooth Please go back and re-read the...

ThillyGooth

Please go back and re-read the posts above - you have gotten some excellent advise.

You need to have a competent tech "read the codes" so you do not get taken advantage of and have...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By 400E
Mine has ALWAYS (from an early age) done exactly...

Mine has ALWAYS (from an early age) done exactly this as well. I have learned NOT to start it to back it out of the garage to wash it, unless I plan to allow it to warm up as you describe.

On the...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 03-07-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By 400E
Hi Bob, I have nothing but positive things to...

Hi Bob,
I have nothing but positive things to say about the Goodyears!
We had a blizzard in Omaha last week - admittedly, I did not take the MB out in the midst of it, but it certainly did well in...
Forum: Tech Help 02-08-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,273
Posted By 400E
It depends a lot on the engine and the engine...

It depends a lot on the engine and the engine bay, ambient temperature, and speed.

An M119 engine in a W124 engine bay is a tight fit.

Mine runs above 80 all summer, other than maybe during a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-01-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,273
Posted By 400E
Yes. As mentioned in the posts above, an M119...

Yes. As mentioned in the posts above, an M119 will, if anything, run hot. Replace ASAP.
Forum: Tech Help 01-27-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By 400E
Deoxit cleaner from Caig Labs.

Deoxit cleaner from Caig Labs.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-15-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By 400E
I have now had the chance to use the Goodyear...

I have now had the chance to use the Goodyear Ultra Grips after 2 snow storms, one which deposited some ice first. I am VERY happy with these tires. They are better winter tires than Michelin Arctic...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-12-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By 400E
I have 8x16 MB wheels on my 400E. This was the...

I have 8x16 MB wheels on my 400E. This was the size which came on the 500E.

I have not seen 17" wheels widely recommended for the W124 chassis.
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By 400E
Another possibility would be the "bulb out"...

Another possibility would be the "bulb out" indicator bulb being inadvertantly put into the "low washer fluid" bulb position when the dash was out.
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By 400E
These fans are called "auxilliary fans" or "aux...

These fans are called "auxilliary fans" or "aux fans" for short - search on "aux fans" and you will learn how they work, which will help you troubleshoot the system.
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,735
Posted By 400E
High speed fan = aux fan

Jim's writeup doesn't go into detail about the different speeds of the "aux fans." On the W124 chassis, at least, the aux fans are designed to come on at "low" speed in response to high AC...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,735
Posted By 400E
Don't take my word on it -

Here's what JimF says:

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The fans are supposed to come on at (around) 100C w/ the A/C "off". 107C is a bit high but I've seen a few cars that...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,735
Posted By 400E
Sorry, Paul, but that's not true. Low speed aux...

Sorry, Paul, but that's not true. Low speed aux fans only come on when refrigerant pressure is above the set point. On my M119, aux fans generally do not come on when ambient temps are below 80...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By 400E
Good write-up, Jassper! Makes me want to check...

Good write-up, Jassper! Makes me want to check mine out to see if it's working.

I now realize why the setup has a thermovalve - you don't want 100 degree C washer fluid hitting a -10 degree C...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-12-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,556
Posted By 400E
Actually, in 1994 Consumer Reports tested...

Actually, in 1994 Consumer Reports tested mid-size sedans, and they rated a 300E their highest-rated car of all time (up to that point).

The reliability data is purely from reports of owners. I've...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By 400E
Yes, that's one nice thing about the GW3 - it's...

Yes, that's one nice thing about the GW3 - it's H-rated, and actually handles pretty well without the scary squirminess I've felt with some winter tires.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-06-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By 400E
Thanks to you both for your experience! I've...

Thanks to you both for your experience!

I've only had them on for a few days, but have to say they certainly are quiet and smooth. I didn't realize how much I actually value quiet tires until I...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-04-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By 400E
Goodyear Ultra Grip winter tires

Just put on my brand-new Goodyear Ultra Grip GW3 tires. They were rated best in class by both Consumer Reports and Car and Driver. Just noticed when looking at the sidewall they are made in Germany!...
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By 400E
Here's a nitpicky but slightly relevant point:...

Here's a nitpicky but slightly relevant point: note that it's Dexron, not Dextron.
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By 400E
A very common problem, at least on earlier...

A very common problem, at least on earlier models, is the "door check strap" wearing out, which can produce funny sounds when doors are opened and closed. Do a search on that phrase and you'll see a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,792
Posted By 400E
Just went to my local AutoZone and they had a box...

Just went to my local AutoZone and they had a box of Anco adapters under the counter - gave me a couple 48-06's with my purchase of 2 blades. I'll be very interested to see how these do. I've been...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,609
Posted By 400E
In the US, at least, ASR was not available until...

In the US, at least, ASR was not available until about 1991, if memory serves. Maybe models produced for other countries had it earlier???

In any event, when you describe the pedal having a harder...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By 400E
Do your dash lights pulsate only when you apply...

Do your dash lights pulsate only when you apply the brake? That's my situation. I learned from another member here that this condition is caused by loose ground strips in the taillight assembly...
Forum: Body Repair 10-07-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By 400E
Granted, the rust has undoubtedly been there a...

Granted, the rust has undoubtedly been there a while, and yes, the odds are almost certainly that the perch has a few good miles on it...

but...

if we're worried that simply cinching the frame...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-07-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By 400E
They have changed the material the stents are...

They have changed the material the stents are coated with in recent years to prevent the stent from causing blood clots.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By 400E
Actually they go to great pains not to dislodge...

Actually they go to great pains not to dislodge anything. They thread a thin plastic tube (called a catheter) up through a blood vessel in the thigh, which then goes into the blood vessel which feed...
Forum: Body Repair 10-06-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By 400E
I agree. Have it TOWED to the nearest dealer...

I agree.

Have it TOWED to the nearest dealer to be repaired.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-05-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By 400E
No kidding! Seems like a match made in heaven. ...

No kidding! Seems like a match made in heaven.

Luke, are you following this thread?
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-05-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By 400E
I'm thinking about trying the Nokian RSi this...

I'm thinking about trying the Nokian RSi this season. Used Nokian WRs the last 3 and did OK, but would like a little more confidence on packed snow.

I've said it before, but I wish Tire Rack would...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,120
Posted By 400E
I read a very comprehensive report a few years...

I read a very comprehensive report a few years ago looking at cranking speed with regular vs. synthetic oil. There was a big difference in favor of synthetic. This could make a difference in starting...
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