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Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,810
Posted By stevebfl
You can verify the pump diaphram by removing the...

You can verify the pump diaphram by removing the filter top and placing your thumb over the openning. If the failure is enough to raise engine speed, doing so will block the air intake and reduce...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By stevebfl
I'm guessing that the cat is probably original...

I'm guessing that the cat is probably original and about dead. If so it is testament to how good they build them.

The issue with duty cycle requires an understanding of fuel control. You must...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By stevebfl
It is possible that you are effected by the...

It is possible that you are effected by the immediate gratification and don't see that in moments it is all the same again. It is conceivable that it is broken, but since the duty cycle only reacts...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By stevebfl
Your question means you aren't fully...

Your question means you aren't fully understanding what is happening. There is no better mixture. Whether you set control at 50% or 40% the car runs exactly the same, unless it ever runs beyond...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By stevebfl
I would look for a vacuum leak.

I would look for a vacuum leak.
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By stevebfl
The leak usually becomes obvious when the...

The leak usually becomes obvious when the compressor no longer can take the load or shuts off due to overheating.
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By stevebfl
Usually a blower regulator issue. Should be many...

Usually a blower regulator issue. Should be many posts in archives under blower regulator.
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By stevebfl
The issue is to avoid the varying effects of...

The issue is to avoid the varying effects of differing volumes of purge. In reality unless its real hot out there is usually no purge at idle and the various personal opinions of where to set lambda...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By stevebfl
I'm pretty sure that the engine temp sensor for...

I'm pretty sure that the engine temp sensor for fuel management is a 4 wire sensor at the back of the head. Two wires are for fuel and two for ignition.

But, I doubt that is the problem. I think...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By stevebfl
I'd start by switching it back to R12. Then...

I'd start by switching it back to R12.

Then I'd be sure the comp was still engaged after the cooling stopped. Then I'd look at the pressures if it stayed engaged.
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By stevebfl
Turn the ignition off.

Turn the ignition off.
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By stevebfl
Late KE systems have to be put into the...

Late KE systems have to be put into the diagnostic mode in order to read duty cycle. It takes grounding the diagnostic socket on the passenger side.
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By stevebfl
Verify the current flow. The only way to know is...

Verify the current flow. The only way to know is to test.
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,780
Posted By stevebfl
You need to find the best MB/Euro body shop in...

You need to find the best MB/Euro body shop in the area and talk to their adjuster. Tell them who your insurance is (if you are in a no fault state) and deal with your insurance company from a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By stevebfl
Never heard of a 4cyl in a "S" class. Got a...

Never heard of a 4cyl in a "S" class. Got a chassis number?
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By stevebfl
ESP is a safety system. It will be mandated for...

ESP is a safety system. It will be mandated for all cars at some date. It can be shut off but will come back on a key cycle, but it should stay off till such a cycle. It is a required control...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By stevebfl
The 64 13 number does not appear in history. ...

The 64 13 number does not appear in history. Often there are casting or sub.component numbers on parts that were never available as spares. The 54 13 number checks out for early chassis numbers and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By stevebfl
Look back at my reply. To have a realistic...

Look back at my reply. To have a realistic ability to judge you have to take ride height out of the equation. An alignment lift should have a jack. It is necessary to lift the one side till the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,012
Posted By stevebfl
What voltage? The firing voltage? What...

What voltage? The firing voltage?

What about O2 sensor control, integrator?
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,012
Posted By stevebfl
Oh.... and BTW, I doubt you will find any codes...

Oh.... and BTW, I doubt you will find any codes that do much good here.

While you are monitoring O2 sensor control you might as well also tell us what the burn voltages and burn times are also.
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,012
Posted By stevebfl
and what does Oxygen sensor control look like...

and what does Oxygen sensor control look like during the event.

and what purpose does swapping coils do, did it move misfires to the other four cylinders? Or did you swap them for know good ones....
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,012
Posted By stevebfl
What is oxygen sensor control doing during the...

What is oxygen sensor control doing during the event?
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By stevebfl
First, the MB alarm in your car will not keep the...

First, the MB alarm in your car will not keep the car from starting, except maybe by running the battery down. Th ealarm is set and disarmed via a switch in the door handle. There are switch of...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By stevebfl
The system is parallel after the valve in the...

The system is parallel after the valve in the rear. That neans that both accumulators help each other (one reason to never replace just one). This also means that both struts see the same pressure....
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By stevebfl
The hose will probably have to come from MB. ...

The hose will probably have to come from MB.

While its not good to run any pump dry and i have replaced a score of pumps, I have never seen one "freeze" up. But it sure will be a lot cheaper to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By stevebfl
It needs to go to someone who can fix it. There...

It needs to go to someone who can fix it. There are many independents who have purchased the diagnostic tooling from MB and are capable. It's hard to say who has the knowledge but a good bet is...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By stevebfl
I didn't say the key wasn't the problem. I said...

I didn't say the key wasn't the problem. I said the door receiver wasn't. The 1996 model is a transistion one and early models don't have drive authorization. Late ones do but they have a large...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By stevebfl
Over voltage protection relay WILL NOT keep the...

Over voltage protection relay WILL NOT keep the engine from getting spark, nor will it keep it from running. It can effect starting cold, but the engine can run just fine without it.
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By stevebfl
What you need is someone who knows what they are...

What you need is someone who knows what they are doing. The door receiver has nothing to do with running. The drive authorization comes from the chip in the key being recognized by the ring around...
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By stevebfl
MB has a documented warrantee policy. They...

MB has a documented warrantee policy.

They do extend goodwill.

Buy 4-5 new cars from them, have them all serviced at the dealer being solicited, and have less than 100k or 10 years on them...
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