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Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,006
Posted By ctaylor738
Unclear what relay you removed and what...

Unclear what relay you removed and what connections you jumped. You may have blown a fuse or even fried a wire. But if this happened, though, there would have been a spark or some smoke.

To make...
Forum: Tech Help 06-09-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,849
Posted By ctaylor738
Generally, they added a catalytic converter, an...

Generally, they added a catalytic converter, an oxygen sensor, and some plumbing to vary the mixture slightly at idle to keep the cat healthy. This was done with a little control unit wired to the...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By ctaylor738
New 1990-2002 SL (129) Windscreen Cover $20, DC Area

1990-2002 Mercedes SL (129) Windscreen Cover (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/4421253345.html)

$5 discount for Forum members - I just want it gone. Will ship for cost.

Thanks for...
Forum: SL Forum 03-25-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By ctaylor738
Sounds to me like you have a bad fuel pressure...

Sounds to me like you have a bad fuel pressure regulator (top, back of engine), or the return line to the tank is clogged.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 03-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ctaylor738
It is not hard to find parts for these cars, but...

It is not hard to find parts for these cars, but you can't just run down to your local NAPA store and expect them to have stuff in stock. Pelican, our sponsor, and other online places sell the more...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 03-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By ctaylor738
I did this swap on my 1973 280C. To be really...

I did this swap on my 1973 280C. To be really correct, you have to change the steering column jacket.

For a while I had both shifters installed but with only the floor shift hooked up. I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By ctaylor738
I just finished installing front and rear belts...

I just finished installing front and rear belts in my 59 Ponton 220S

A couple of good resources:

Seat Belt Restoration Components And Mounting Hardware.(302) 629-8508...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 02-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By ctaylor738
Try these guys ...

Becker Autosound Website (http://www.beckerautosound.com).

There are lots of pictures, and Eddy and Tom know all there is to know about Beckers.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 02-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,358
Posted By ctaylor738
I really like the 114 coupes, having owned five...

I really like the 114 coupes, having owned five 250s and one 280 (same color and interior as yours). You are doing great stuff to the car, keep up the good work. I am not a fan of non-stock wheels,...
Forum: SL Forum 12-22-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By ctaylor738
And you can still buy the reactors from MB, only...

And you can still buy the reactors from MB, only $2800 the pair.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 12-22-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By ctaylor738
These engine are very heavy and the have a lot of...

These engine are very heavy and the have a lot of torque. Consequently they are very hard on motor mounts. They get compressed and lose their ability to isolate engine vibration. This gets worse...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 12-20-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By ctaylor738
I worked on an early 450SL that had the same...

I worked on an early 450SL that had the same problem. It turned out to be rock hard motor mounts.

If you leave the car in gear at idle, open the hood, and listen carefully, you should be able...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 12-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By ctaylor738
That's the power steering pump. If the bolts...

That's the power steering pump.

If the bolts I described before aren't there, then look on the back of the bracket for a special adjuster bolt with a gear wheel on it.

If you have that, then...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 12-17-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By ctaylor738
I haven't worked on one one for a while. But...

I haven't worked on one one for a while. But look between the pump and the pulley and see if there aren't bolts that move in slots on the bracket. These would need to be loosened. Then generally...
Forum: SL Forum 12-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By ctaylor738
Nothing magic about the Crossfire. I'd start...

Nothing magic about the Crossfire.

I'd start by putting a meter or test light on terminal 50 on the starter solenoid to see if it's getting power when the key is turned to Start. If it's getting...
Forum: SL Forum 12-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By ctaylor738
First thing is to borrow a timing light, connect...

First thing is to borrow a timing light, connect it to #5 wire and make sure #5 is firing. If isn't, you could have a bad wire or boot, even though they're new.

If #5 is firing, and the other...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 10-13-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By ctaylor738
Wanted - 108/114/115 Rear Seat Belts

I just finished installing front seat belts in my '59 220S and would like matching (or at least close) belts for the rear. The front belts were made by Klippan and came from a 114 or 115 sedan. I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By ctaylor738
15 inches is a little bit low. Trouble is, a...

15 inches is a little bit low. Trouble is, a poor idle can cause low vacuum, and a vacuum leak can cause a poor idle So to start with, check all vacuum lines and connectors in the engine...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By ctaylor738
Update

The P0400 EGR malfunction code came back, so I replaced the valve and the tube. Problem solved.

The only advice I can offer is that the tube is fairly easy to remove and clean out, so I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By ctaylor738
Update

Was prepared to somehow get the vacuum line out of the booster, but the high idle stopped and went back to just plain lumpy.

Took the car to a shop and had a full SDS readout. No component...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By ctaylor738
2003 E320 Idle - Very Strange

NOTE LOOKED UP THE VIN - IT' S a 2002. Working on a 2002 E320 4matic, W211.282. 100K miles, deceent maintenance. Complaint was high and rought idle. Started off with codes for oxygen sensors,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 09-22-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By ctaylor738
Before I went after the valve springs, I would...

Before I went after the valve springs, I would have a close look at the cam lobes, and adjust the valves!
Forum: SL Forum 09-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,384
Posted By ctaylor738
Uhh, no. I wouldn't go that far. My "identical"...

Uhh, no. I wouldn't go that far. My "identical" comment was based on the pictures at ********. You would really need to have them in hand to make sure.
Forum: SL Forum 09-11-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,384
Posted By ctaylor738
This got the parts geek in me going. The number...

This got the parts geek in me going. The number for the coupes is 116 350 00 75, and for the roadsters 107 886 00 35. But these are for the repair kits so maybe the bushings themselves are the same...
Forum: SL Forum 09-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By ctaylor738
Are there any service bulletins on these codes...

Are there any service bulletins on these codes coming up for no apparent reason?

What happens if you clear them? I am thinking it may be some weird one-time event.
Forum: SL Forum 09-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,384
Posted By ctaylor738
I haven't done this particular repair, but it...

I haven't done this particular repair, but it looks to me like Mercedes recycled some instructions from other models, and that particular part isn't used.

But if you look in the EPC (see...
Forum: SL Forum 09-07-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By ctaylor738
The Pagoda forum sl113.org has lots of...

The Pagoda forum sl113.org has lots of information on stuff like this.

The bushing is actually two pieces and can be changed from above. The screws will not fall into the transmission because you...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By ctaylor738
When the idle switch closes, it sends a ground...

When the idle switch closes, it sends a ground signal to the idle relay or the CIS computer - not sure which on this model, and the idle speed is controlled electronically. So something may be wrong...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-21-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,616
Posted By ctaylor738
These guys are great: Home Page...

These guys are great:

Home Page (http://pwrbrake.com/)

They have rebuilds in stock, or will rebuild yours.
Forum: SL Forum 08-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By ctaylor738
Have you checked the duty cycle and adjusted the...

Have you checked the duty cycle and adjusted the base mixture through the hole in the air cleaner? You can check it on Pin 3 on the diagnostic socket with an analog dwell meter (about 22 degrees on...
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