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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
Corrected things this morning. Took a test drive...

Corrected things this morning. Took a test drive and so far so good. I'll put it on my calendar to check in a month or so. The car gets driven maybe a hundred miles a month in a heavy month. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
Oh geez, I see that now. What a freaking idiot I...

Oh geez, I see that now. What a freaking idiot I am. :(

Thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
One more thing - the "How to" section did a...

One more thing - the "How to" section did a wonderful job detailing the pads and rotor job. Kudos to them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
So installed two new ATE front rotors over the...

So installed two new ATE front rotors over the weekend. No particular issues, but more of a job than I want to ever do again. Took the car for a quick drive (maybe five miles) to see if everything...
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sokoloff
And now it's working again. Took the battery out...

And now it's working again. Took the battery out and carefully bent up the contacts. We'll see if that's a permanent fix or not.
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sokoloff
So I got the unit opened and the battery tests...

So I got the unit opened and the battery tests nice and strong. It will unlock the car and will open the trunk with no issues. It just won't lock the car. Ideas?
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By sokoloff
That's kind of what my thought was too. Thanks...

That's kind of what my thought was too. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sokoloff
I should have thought of that - thanks. Here is...

I should have thought of that - thanks. Here is the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mQlLsbhOy0
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By sokoloff
Foam liner on engine cover

I took off the engine cover to check the underside of the engine and transmission. The foam liner inside one of the covers is completely loose. I suspect its purpose is to lessen the engine noise...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sokoloff
Remote battery change

Got a newer version of the remote many years ago and it needs to have the battery changed. Owners manual shows how to do it with the OE remotes, but this one is slightly different and I don't want...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
What does the second "P" stand for? :) I'm...

What does the second "P" stand for? :)

I'm in the middle of a B service and the brakes were about the last thing I had left to do. Will hold off on the brake fluid until the rotors are replaced....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-07-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
Good point Shern. :) Yeah, I think I know...

Good point Shern. :)

Yeah, I think I know what I need to do.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-07-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By sokoloff
Front rotors at minimum

I bought some ATE front brake rotors for my 1999 E300D fifteen years ago and they have given me about 160,000 miles - can't beat that. Just measured them today and they are at 24 mm. Minimum is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the replies guys. I went with the...

Thanks for the replies guys. I went with the Primacies six or seven years ago based on a recommendation from a member here. They served me well and the price at the time was about the same as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By sokoloff
Tires for 1999 E300D

The Michelin Primacy MXV4's have served me well for years and were recommended by a member here. Now I need to replace at least two of them and they are no longer available. So what are you guys...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By sokoloff
Service recommendation in Arizona

Looking for a good shop in the Prescott or Prescott Valley , Arizona area for an SLK.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 115,592
Posted By sokoloff
Best prices in Myrtle Beach - $1.73 for regular,...

Best prices in Myrtle Beach - $1.73 for regular, $1.86 for diesel. Lots of places under two bucks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the reply jay_bob. I've changed the...

Thanks for the reply jay_bob. I've changed the plugs a couple of times over the years. Had to drill one out once. I now make sure I do the job with the engine warm/hot and always use anti-seize on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By sokoloff
Finally got around to checking OBD codes. Wasn't...

Finally got around to checking OBD codes. Wasn't in a rush because the glow plug light and the check engine light were behaving properly and the car was running great. So as I was kind of expecting...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By sokoloff
Zerex G05

$13.99 this month at NAPA.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By sokoloff
No, I meant just a coolant change and maybe a...

No, I meant just a coolant change and maybe a light rinsing with just water. I haven't done a citric acid flush in awhile. Coolant has been coming out so clean and the system working so well that I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By sokoloff
Thoughts on coolant flush

I have religiously changed the coolant in the E300D every three years. This year marks the three years since the last time I did it. But the E300D has kind of been relegated to being a little used...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By sokoloff
Duly noted - thanks.

Duly noted - thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks, but the next time I change the fuel...

Thanks, but the next time I change the fuel filters I probably will have forgotten my experience. I did think that maybe I should have dumped the diesel fuel that was in the old filter into the new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By sokoloff
GOT IT!!! Thanks guys for all the tips and...

GOT IT!!! Thanks guys for all the tips and commiseration. Might be time for me to start writing checks to have someone else maintain my car. :(

What finally worked was a crescent wrench and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By sokoloff
Well, finally something went right. The car...

Well, finally something went right. The car finally started. Not sure if either of these things helped, but the fuel filler cap was off and the right front of the car happened to be jacked up. If...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the quick replies guys. No go with...

Thanks for the quick replies guys. No go with pliers, vise grips and penetrant. The pliers and vise grips are just scraping away at the piece as you might be able to see from the photo. I'll keep...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By sokoloff
Wheel "helper" piece stuck

I swear I am getting incompetent in my old age or maybe I should say more incompetent. I'm in the middle of doing a B service on my E300D which I have done probably fifteen times before with no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By sokoloff
Aha, finally got it to reset to 10K miles. Not...

Aha, finally got it to reset to 10K miles. Not really sure what the secret was, but I will certainly try to reset it in the future before it gives me the "Service due" notice.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the replies guys. I've got new...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I've got new O-rings on both filters, although I did initially forget about the one in the pre filter.

I forgot about filling the filter with diesel to make it...
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