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Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Not uncommon on this engine in cold weather. The...

Not uncommon on this engine in cold weather. The car doesn’t warm up enough to vaporize the water condensate. In my case I:
1. Replaced the thermostat (the original may leak a bit, preventing hot...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Hirnbeiss
At this age you need to make sure your electrical...

At this age you need to make sure your electrical ground points, cable connections, and the cables themselves are all solid and uncorroded. I have had plus cables corrode on the inside - given the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-09-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Hirnbeiss
If you’re not in a hurry, you can get them for 26...

If you’re not in a hurry, you can get them for 26 EUR a pop, plus shipping, here. Possibly you could save an additional 19% since VAT should be excluded on exports.
...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Hirnbeiss
9V while cranking is too low. Hav you tried with...

9V while cranking is too low. Hav you tried with jumper cables form a running car?
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Mine was very reliable, but there are two common...

Mine was very reliable, but there are two common issues: 1. Crankshaft position sensor. Tends to fail when warm, stranding you in the middle of the road, but works again when cold. Easy...
Forum: Tech Help 10-18-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Like ^

Like ^
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Hirnbeiss
They will only spec suppliers who applied to have...

They will only spec suppliers who applied to have their oils considered, but 75W gear oil is pretty standard stuff. But I see a few American suppliers in 235.1 too
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I think if you go through the 231’s and 235’s,...

I think if you go through the 231’s and 235’s, you will find that approved manual transmission oils are 75W or 75W-85W gear oils.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Once you get it home, let Alan at Empire in...

Once you get it home, let Alan at Empire in Pelham take a look at it.
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Keep us posted. You probably already have a good...

Keep us posted. You probably already have a good source or DIY for the headliner repair. At this mileage, I would plan on an AC refresh (receiver-dryer, possibly new compressor), since it’s...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I just use hot glue. Clean off the old so that...

I just use hot glue. Clean off the old so that it squeezes through the holes.
Forum: Tech Help 06-13-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Hirnbeiss
The good thing about the ‘96 W210 is that it has...

The good thing about the ‘96 W210 is that it has OBD2 diagnostics. Scan for codes and post.
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 06-01-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,645
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Empire Auto haus in Pelham. Alan really knows...

Empire Auto haus in Pelham. Alan really knows MB.
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I checked with a shop-owner friend of mine, and...

I checked with a shop-owner friend of mine, and he said:

We have done plugs on this engine, and there was no bulkhead removal. However I could understand that would be possible on an M class....
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Hirnbeiss
When I look at WIS, it lists removing the portion...

When I look at WIS, it lists removing the portion wall only for the 251 (R-Class). Also, it seems like it is possible to do the job by removing the air box on one side, and a heat shield and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-20-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Actually the torque converter can cause a cold...

Actually the torque converter can cause a cold stall. That's what Sonnax calls the problem.
https://www.sonnax.com/tech_resources/22-mercedes-722-6-cold-stall-tcc-shudder-part-1
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I would go with your plan. Engine heat up after...

I would go with your plan. Engine heat up after slowing down is normal, with teh fans kicking in at 100C or so.

The only other source of oil would be from the oil cooler at the filter housing:...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,711
Posted By Hirnbeiss
That actually sounds like the symptoms of a...

That actually sounds like the symptoms of a failed crank position sensor. This is common on the M112 engines - not sure how it is on your engine.
Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Hirnbeiss
The most common spot for oil leaks on these is...

The most common spot for oil leaks on these is the “Stirndeckel” (forehead cover), or front timing cover. Replace that gasket before assuming headgasket.
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Normally the chain is not a problem at this...

Normally the chain is not a problem at this mileage. What might make sense at this age, though, are the plastic chain guides. If you’re making access from another job, like the head gasket, then I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Go Jackets!

Go Jackets!
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By Hirnbeiss
This stuff is a good protectant, and will quiet...

This stuff is a good protectant, and will quiet your garage door rollers at the same time:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Clopay-Synthetic-Pro-Lube-for-Garage-Doors-4128043/202794367
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Hirnbeiss
It looks like the price is around $560 online,...

It looks like the price is around $560 online, but yes, MB parts only.
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Hirnbeiss
That particular jack seems to have problems with...

That particular jack seems to have problems with seals and leaks fluid, leaving the car stuck in the air in some cases.
Forum: Tech Help 02-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Nice

Nice
Forum: Tech Help 02-08-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I also got some improvement by replacing the...

I also got some improvement by replacing the thermostat at about the 10 year mark. The original may have gotten “tired” and didn’t let teh engine get fully to normal op temp.
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Or even the rest of this time.

Or even the rest of this time.
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Thanks for the update, and glad it worked out for...

Thanks for the update, and glad it worked out for you.
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By Hirnbeiss
And I seem to recall that the 15-year life was...

And I seem to recall that the 15-year life was looked at later and deemed to be irrelevant. That is, the airbags were still fine after 15 years.
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Good info, thanks. It sounds like you got 7+...

Good info, thanks. It sounds like you got 7+ years out of the battery , which is more than good. Here, they last around 3 due to the heat. Maybe you want to replace this one preventively in 2024.
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