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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 10-01-2003, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By dwight hinton
Sorry to be soooo late... but last week I found...

Sorry to be soooo late... but last week I found my old wiring harness while cleaning out a shed. If any one is still interested, e-mail me as I now have the old one. I believe it is the 06 harness...
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By dwight hinton
500E Cold Start Racka Racka

While they are an intermittent occasional irritation, the cold start racka racka's still exist in my car.

Someone has proposed a possible solution that I wanted to run past everyone here.

Any...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-03-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By dwight hinton
I too had "talking" on my 92 500E Brembos. EBC...

I too had "talking" on my 92 500E Brembos. EBC reds and new rotors solved the problem.

I have driven both my parent's 2001 E55 and my own 500E every day. While both are "INCREDIBLE", I do have a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-20-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,475
Posted By dwight hinton
After 21 years, I sold my 74 911 Carrera Targa...

After 21 years, I sold my 74 911 Carrera Targa last fall complete with modified 930 turbo motor. Reading this thread was almost as exciting as driving my dearly departed friend.

With that having...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2003, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By dwight hinton
Water Pump is only 2 yrs old, pressure test...

Water Pump is only 2 yrs old,
pressure test reveals no leaks.
Coolant Chemical test reveals head gasket is not a problem.
Aux fans, both on, max speed.
Tried installing Guido's early fan...
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2003, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By dwight hinton
500E Running Hot

After 2 weeks and numerous improvements, I am still having some residual heat issues.

They started with a leaking heater hose. Easy to spot and fix. Still runs hot, boils fluid in overflow tank....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-14-2003, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By dwight hinton
I just experienced the exact same conditions in...

I just experienced the exact same conditions in my 92 500E, boiling fluid in overflow tank. With car warm but turned off, put your hand over upper, mid, and lower sections of the radiator. Mine had...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-15-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,690
Posted By dwight hinton
Scott, Have you had any success on the...

Scott,

Have you had any success on the stumble problem?

Mine has reared its ugly head again today. Solution is still turn off the car and wait 10-15 minutes, then problem is solved for a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-31-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 64,702
Posted By dwight hinton
Porsche Crest

My car is essentially box stock, but I do enjoy people who notice my key ring...single key... two emblems...one Mercedes...one Porsche. It's a fun conversational item...

Sad to say however, after...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By dwight hinton
Based on my files, the service bulletins referred...

Based on my files, the service bulletins referred to for the "racka-racka" syndrome typically encountered on cold start up are as follows:

AF05.00-U-1300AG and AF05.20-P-1400EG

AF05.00-U-1300A:...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2003, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,703
Posted By dwight hinton
Tobias, stop teasing everyone and puts some...

Tobias,

stop teasing everyone and puts some photos of your 190-5.6.

Guys I have seen this beast.
This is undoubtably the best conversion I have ever seen on a 190 and it seriously giggles and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2003, 08:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,395
Posted By dwight hinton
And to think I was going to stick out my chest...

And to think I was going to stick out my chest with a 5.8


Michael, You are the Man!

Mine was admittedly completely box stock, mid summer afternoon.
I also think that Almandine Red makes...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2003, 08:03 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,690
Posted By dwight hinton
Scott, one more bizzare idea you might want...

Scott,

one more bizzare idea you might want to check.

My local MB buddies had a similar situation that turned out to be the checkvalve on the brake booster.

As I understand it, the brake...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-13-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,690
Posted By dwight hinton
Scott & faithful compadres, sorry I have...

Scott & faithful compadres,

sorry I have been away for a while. we must keep the faith, a cure is likely just around the corner.

However, in the meantime, just an update on mine.

The puffa...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2002, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By dwight hinton
Is there some way to diagnos which is the...

Is there some way to diagnos which is the culprit.

The EZL module lists for some $2,500
The coils are only $165 each

While cost is somewhat less, its still tough.

Should I simply try one...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2002, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By dwight hinton
500E stumble

While I know others have experienced a low speed and/or idle /or turning stumble, My 92 500E occasionally experiences a severe stumble/power loss and sets off the check engine light.
The stumble I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-30-2002, 01:26 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,690
Posted By dwight hinton
Scott, I have experienced a Position Sensor...

Scott,

I have experienced a Position Sensor Active Fault code for some time now on my 92 500E. The car will develop a miss that transends all rpm ranges, and leaves the engine sounding like an...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-20-2002, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,100
Posted By dwight hinton
Just thought I would add two cents, I replaced...

Just thought I would add two cents, I replaced all the hoses, wp, etc. but did not replace the powersteering pump hoses. 18 mos. later we went back in to replace those.

MUUUCCHH Thanks to Donnie...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-20-2002, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By dwight hinton
I tried from work, 8-10kb/s was scheduled for 4...

I tried from work, 8-10kb/s was scheduled for 4 hours with what I believe to be a T-1 .
I will try from home where I have DSL
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-21-2002, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By dwight hinton
Ross, I am suffering from Increased heart...

Ross,

I am suffering from Increased heart rate, sweating at the brow...Too much excitement just reading the above. I must go lie down and rest.

Thanks for the vicarious journey.

Dwight
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2002, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By dwight hinton
500e Q&a

Donnie & others,

I have several questions to pose:

I am still on schedule to be in Atlanta the week of 8/19/02 and will be dropping the car off with you early monday morning if that is still...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-08-2002, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By dwight hinton
Sam, I enjoyed seeing your 84 380SE photo. ...

Sam,

I enjoyed seeing your 84 380SE photo. We had an 84 380SE from 1986 to 2000. While I do enjoy my 500E and Dad his E-55, every time we pass a Nice 126, we both get misty eyed and one of us...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-15-2002, 09:44 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 64,702
Posted By dwight hinton
Michael, where is "there". Can we see it? ...

Michael, where is "there".

Can we see it?

I remember a response summary of numbers by color, but I don't remember what part of the country everyone was home to each.

Thanks

Dwight
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2002, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By dwight hinton
Harry, I also had the opportunity to...

Harry,

I also had the opportunity to participate (mommy, can I help bake the cake scenario) in the replacement of my timing chains, rails, oil filter check valve and oil pump and its checkvalve...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2002, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By dwight hinton
Racka Racka II

Donnie,

Sorry I have been out of touch for a while.

I have now replaced the oil pump and its associated check valve, but the racka racka's continue to haunt me.

As crazy as it sounds, we...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2002, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,166
Posted By dwight hinton
just an update, after all the parts replacements...

just an update, after all the parts replacements (previously listed) the noise finally intensified and I succumbed to replacing the oil pump (which includes a new checkvalve). Unfortunately the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2002, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By dwight hinton
Sorry I have been out of touch for a while. ...

Sorry I have been out of touch for a while.

I have now replaced the oil pump and its associated check valve, but the racka racka's continue to haunt me.

As crazy as it sounds, we are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-16-2002, 04:57 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 64,702
Posted By dwight hinton
Joe, I too have a 92 model and have...

Joe,

I too have a 92 model and have experienced brake shutter. Guido advised in a seperate posting that the '92 Brembos were sensitive to vibration. As mine were due for pads & rotors anyway, I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-15-2002, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,236
Posted By dwight hinton
Can something like this be done to the 500E??? ...

Can something like this be done to the 500E???

I know Rentech does blowers, but they are very proud of them!

Any competitive alternatives from Kleeman?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-20-2002, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By dwight hinton
Kirk, I too drooled over these cars for some...

Kirk, I too drooled over these cars for some time, but only actually spent 2 years looking. Then I found it in a parking lot down the street from my house. The rest, as they say, is history.
...
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