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Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Dual-clutch trannies have a weird feeling when...

Dual-clutch trannies have a weird feeling when getting going, like a delay compared to the torque converter trannies. But they are fast shifting, and you can like them once you become friends with...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Hirnbeiss
You should be good. The M113 engine is basically...

You should be good. The M113 engine is basically the same for all variants. Does the oil pan look different?
Forum: Tech Help 07-15-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By Hirnbeiss
You have some chance if you can show some support...

You have some chance if you can show some support on a higher value for your particular car, such as condition, upgrades etc., but they are unlikely to move too much.
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hirnbeiss
This one probably had no input for an MB...

This one probably had no input for an MB engineer. MB went to Hella and said “Give me a Scheinwerfer that fits.” Hella said “Halogen”?, MB said “Ja”, Hella said “$98.70?”, MB said “$95!”, Hella,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Does yours look like this one? ...

Does yours look like this one?
https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class-x204/623527-2013-glk-350-low-beam-headlamp-replacement.html
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Hirnbeiss
They may not die, kind of like old Dodge...

They may not die, kind of like old Dodge minivans, but do you really want one? When I sent my ‘02 ML500 on its way 4 years ago, it was still in good shape but felt seriously long in the tooth. I...
Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I put the wheel hard left against the steering...

I put the wheel hard left against the steering stop and had someone counterhold the wheel while I broke the bolt free with a breaker bar.
Forum: Tech Help 12-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Hirnbeiss
The M112 engines often benefit from a new...

The M112 engines often benefit from a new thermostat after 100K miles or so to help get those few extra degrees of operating temp in the winter.
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Do you have any pictures of the tunnel damage you...

Do you have any pictures of the tunnel damage you can share?
Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Under “industrial strength breaker bar”, you can...

Under “industrial strength breaker bar”, you can include a normal breaker bar with a 5 foot jack handle over it.
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Not uncommon on this engine in cold weather. The...

Not uncommon on this engine in cold weather. The car doesn’t warm up enough to vaporize the water condensate. In my case I:
1. Replaced the thermostat (the original may leak a bit, preventing hot...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Hirnbeiss
At this age you need to make sure your electrical...

At this age you need to make sure your electrical ground points, cable connections, and the cables themselves are all solid and uncorroded. I have had plus cables corrode on the inside - given the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-09-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Hirnbeiss
If you’re not in a hurry, you can get them for 26...

If you’re not in a hurry, you can get them for 26 EUR a pop, plus shipping, here. Possibly you could save an additional 19% since VAT should be excluded on exports.
...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By Hirnbeiss
9V while cranking is too low. Hav you tried with...

9V while cranking is too low. Hav you tried with jumper cables form a running car?
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Mine was very reliable, but there are two common...

Mine was very reliable, but there are two common issues: 1. Crankshaft position sensor. Tends to fail when warm, stranding you in the middle of the road, but works again when cold. Easy...
Forum: Tech Help 10-18-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Like ^

Like ^
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Hirnbeiss
They will only spec suppliers who applied to have...

They will only spec suppliers who applied to have their oils considered, but 75W gear oil is pretty standard stuff. But I see a few American suppliers in 235.1 too
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I think if you go through the 231’s and 235’s,...

I think if you go through the 231’s and 235’s, you will find that approved manual transmission oils are 75W or 75W-85W gear oils.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Once you get it home, let Alan at Empire in...

Once you get it home, let Alan at Empire in Pelham take a look at it.
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Keep us posted. You probably already have a good...

Keep us posted. You probably already have a good source or DIY for the headliner repair. At this mileage, I would plan on an AC refresh (receiver-dryer, possibly new compressor), since it’s...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I just use hot glue. Clean off the old so that...

I just use hot glue. Clean off the old so that it squeezes through the holes.
Forum: Tech Help 06-13-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Hirnbeiss
The good thing about the ‘96 W210 is that it has...

The good thing about the ‘96 W210 is that it has OBD2 diagnostics. Scan for codes and post.
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 06-01-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,004
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Empire Auto haus in Pelham. Alan really knows...

Empire Auto haus in Pelham. Alan really knows MB.
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I checked with a shop-owner friend of mine, and...

I checked with a shop-owner friend of mine, and he said:

We have done plugs on this engine, and there was no bulkhead removal. However I could understand that would be possible on an M class....
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Hirnbeiss
When I look at WIS, it lists removing the portion...

When I look at WIS, it lists removing the portion wall only for the 251 (R-Class). Also, it seems like it is possible to do the job by removing the air box on one side, and a heat shield and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-20-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Actually the torque converter can cause a cold...

Actually the torque converter can cause a cold stall. That's what Sonnax calls the problem.
https://www.sonnax.com/tech_resources/22-mercedes-722-6-cold-stall-tcc-shudder-part-1
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Hirnbeiss
I would go with your plan. Engine heat up after...

I would go with your plan. Engine heat up after slowing down is normal, with teh fans kicking in at 100C or so.

The only other source of oil would be from the oil cooler at the filter housing:...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,616
Posted By Hirnbeiss
That actually sounds like the symptoms of a...

That actually sounds like the symptoms of a failed crank position sensor. This is common on the M112 engines - not sure how it is on your engine.
Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Hirnbeiss
The most common spot for oil leaks on these is...

The most common spot for oil leaks on these is the “Stirndeckel” (forehead cover), or front timing cover. Replace that gasket before assuming headgasket.
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Hirnbeiss
Normally the chain is not a problem at this...

Normally the chain is not a problem at this mileage. What might make sense at this age, though, are the plastic chain guides. If you’re making access from another job, like the head gasket, then I...
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