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Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By mbboy
Questions About New A250

I just bought a 2020 A250, and I was hoping that forum members could solve a few problems for me.

First, I use the car during the summer to carry beach chairs and other things to and from the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By mbboy
Defrost Temperature Fluctuating

Hey guys,


The air coming out of the defrost vents in my 81 380sl, which has an Unwired Tools unit in it, just started changing from hot to warm to cool, while the air in the side vents stays...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-19-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,329
Posted By mbboy
New Adventures in Heating & Cooling

Hey guys,


The air coming out of the defrost vents in my 81 380sl, which has an Unwired Tools unit in it, just started changing from hot to warm to cool, while the air in the side vents stays...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By mbboy
Thanks for the info. Yes, putting a fuse in would...

Thanks for the info. Yes, putting a fuse in would obviously be preferable to taking a chance on there being a fuse in the head unit or, even, having to check for one.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-30-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By mbboy
FYI, my question was answered in the following...

FYI, my question was answered in the following shop forum thread:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/397230-auxiliary-water-pump-can-destroy-ccu-even-car.html#post3884590
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By mbboy
Thanks a million for the quick reply. :) I...

Thanks a million for the quick reply. :) I replaced the "evil servo" with the digital unit some time ago, but your reply suggests that it won't make any difference.


After looking on line for a 1...
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By mbboy
Auxiliary Water Pump Can Destroy CCU or Even Car?

The auxiliary water pump on my 81 380sl hasn't been working, so I just picked one up on Ebay. However, I learned from several threads on these pumps that, if the pump seizes and draws too much...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-29-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By mbboy
Auxiliary Water Pump Can Destroy CCU or Even Car?

Hey guys,



The auxiliary water pump on my 81 380sl hasn't been working, so I just picked one up on Ebay. However, I learned from several threads on these pumps that, if the pump seizes and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-16-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By mbboy
Wayne, I'm trying to find out why the...

Wayne,

I'm trying to find out why the legroom flaps on my 81 380sl aren't working.

According to the diagram titled "107 series center vent/defroster relationship" posted at 107 series Center...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-10-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,743
Posted By mbboy
The temperature of my 380sl used to approach 100...

The temperature of my 380sl used to approach 100 in traffic when the outside temp was over 95, and the AC was on.

But I solved the problem by draining the radiator, replacing the 50/50 mixture...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-06-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By mbboy
Thanks for posting the relevant EPC page, Graham....

Thanks for posting the relevant EPC page, Graham. I checked that thread out. But I don't have enough free space on my hard drive to load the program, and I don't want to get a bigger drive. So, I'm...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-05-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By mbboy
Novel Technique for Removing Phillips Head Seat Screws

I stripped both of the large, Phillips head screws that attach the driver's seat backrest of my 380sl to its hinge, even though I used heat to soften the Loctite and a #4 bit socket in my attempt to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By mbboy
380sl idler pulley replacement

Seems like the bearing on the AC idler pulley of my 81 380sl is going. So I'd like to replace it. However, some vendors list the Beck Arnly bearing as 051-3954 and others list it as 051-3860. So, I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 804
Posted By mbboy
Hard Cold Starts in 380sl Caused By Idle Speed Control?

My 1981 380sl has always started right up hot or cold. Recently, however, when itís cold, it starts to fire, but then reverts to cranking. So, after reading some posts on hard cold starts, I now turn...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By mbboy
Hard Cold Starts in 380sl Caused By Idle Speed Control?

Hard Cold Starts in 380sl Caused By Idle Speed Control?
My 1981 380sl has always started right up hot or cold. Recently, however, when it’s cold, it starts to fire, but then reverts to cranking. So,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By mbboy
i cleaned that valve not too long ago, but it...

i cleaned that valve not too long ago, but it didn't help. Plus, if it were the valve, you'd think that it would cause the idle to oscillate the same way when the heater and compressor were on or...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By mbboy
Strange Idle Problem

The idle on my 81 380sl drops and then immediately rises every 15 seconds or so when the the car is in P or N when the heater is off. However, if I turn the heater on or put the car in gear the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By mbboy
Strange Idle Problem

The idle on my 81 380sl drops and then immediately rises every 15 seconds or so when the the car is in P or N when the heater is off. However, if I turn the heater on or put the car in gear the idle...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By mbboy
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By mbboy
In the last episode, I finally managed to replace...

In the last episode, I finally managed to replace my right front wheel bearings with Timkens -- after installing the races upside down, removing them, correctly installing new ones along with a MB...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 692
Posted By mbboy
Need Help With Wheel Bearing Problem

In another thread, "Need Help Stat on Wheel Bearing Installation Problem", which I posted in Tech Help a few weeks ago, I finally managed to replace the right front wheel bearings on my 380sl with...
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
Good point, Stretch. Thanks.

Good point, Stretch. Thanks.
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/re...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/restoration-projects-long-term-builds/118026d1388924363-achtung-das-schweinhund-baby-benz-thread-w201_018-rear-wheel-bearing-removal-using-bolts-pushers...
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
I wish I had kept my old rotors. But it looks...

I wish I had kept my old rotors. But it looks like dmorrison used his existing rotor. So, I guess that won't damage it?

If I do use that method, do you allow the rotor to slide up and down on the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
As I've noticed that, I was wondering why people...

As I've noticed that, I was wondering why people didn't just rent hub pullers and slide hammers from local chain stores to remove their hubs. I imagine that the hub pullers with center bolts would...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
Thanks very much for researching this for me, Mr....

Thanks very much for researching this for me, Mr. Hunter. You saved me from ordering the wrong spacer. As it turns out, I was looking at the different sized spacer/washers between the differential...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
That's interesting because I still have an INA...

That's interesting because I still have an INA kit in my shopping cart. But I now I guess I'm not getting it.



No. I've already read D Morrison's extensive write-up several times and a number...
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By mbboy
In researching what I needed to do this job,...

In researching what I needed to do this job, another question just cropped up; namely, which sizes and how many extra spacers/crush washers should I get in case I tighten the slotted nut too much....
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By mbboy
Smile Yah! Dats a goot vun, Stretch! :)

Yah! Dats a goot vun, Stretch! :)
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By mbboy
MB Rotors Are Made in Egypt?

Just got a front rotor for my 380s from the local dealer, and it says "Made in Egypt?" Anybody know who the actual manufacturer is?
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