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Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By bcolins
Economy front brake rotors; are they OK?

I've always received good information here. I'm looking for some front brake rotors for my non-Mercedes (Land rover Discovery). I've looked on ********.com in their "Economy" Category ($$ is a bit...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-03-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,210
Posted By bcolins
Sorry, I missed your question when you posted it....

Sorry, I missed your question when you posted it. I used the same product on my 85 380SE seats back in 2000,......still looks like new (I keep a can on the shelf for the occasional touch up.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By bcolins
What is the red top brass vacuum switch near the warm up regulator

I was doing a bit of work on my 83 SL and broke the two small male vacuum line stubs off the red topped/brass vacuum switch just behind the warm up regulator on my 83 380 SL.

Can anyone tell me...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By bcolins
anyone have a known good idle speed control for an 83-85 380 or 500?

Looking for a 002 545 33 32 idle speed controller.

Brian in Austin
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,544
Posted By bcolins
found it! Thanks. Actually says "Idle Speed...

found it! Thanks. Actually says "Idle Speed Control" on it!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,544
Posted By bcolins
Where is the idle speed control unit on an 83 380SL

Can someone tell me where the electronic control circuit board for the idle speed control is on an 83 380 SL?

Brian in Austin
Forum: Detailing and Interior 10-16-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,210
Posted By bcolins
Ebay.............$190. looks and fits just like...

Ebay.............$190. looks and fits just like the OE part......might be from the original supplier.
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By bcolins
Thanks Frank, Don't know if I want to attempt...

Thanks Frank, Don't know if I want to attempt another FD removal,.....I'm on my third FD now,....there is one nut on there somewhere (can't remember where) that Has always been tough to get a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By bcolins
WTB: Warm up regulator for 85 380SE 126

Anyone have one that is known to be working properly?

Brian in Austin
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By bcolins
Frank, Can the sticking AFM fuel control plunger...

Frank, Can the sticking AFM fuel control plunger or system pressure regulator be "un-stuck" ? Any suggestions on how to diagnose these 4 scenarios?

I do have an 83 107 car that is running well,...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By bcolins
85 380SE intermittently looses power and blows black smoke out tailpipe

My 85 380 SE recently started occasionally losing power and blowing a black cloud out the tail pipe. If I just drive with light throttle for a minute or put the trans in neutral and rev it a few...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-26-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,210
Posted By bcolins
Picture of my 83 380 SL with new MB TEX, redyed carpets and new Zebrano wood.

Just finished re-covering my seats on my 83 380SL with Palomino MB-Tex, also new Zebrano wood on the shift console, and redyed all my carpets with SEM "Camel" colored "Color Coat" aerosol.

Pic...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-22-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By bcolins
Problem resolved,....no longer need help.

No longer need help on this,.....got it sorted out.
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-20-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,308
Posted By bcolins
Anyone found a spray dye for Palomino carpet

Anyone tried respraying Palomino carpet (1983 107) with SEM Palomino spray colorant...............or.............found another coloring spray that worked well?

I've attached a pic below showing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-15-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
Thats what I was trying to explain, I remembered...

Thats what I was trying to explain, I remembered some part of that turned or was chased until slots lined up,.......then right off.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
Seems to me, using a flat tip screwdriver, I...

Seems to me, using a flat tip screwdriver, I chased one of the snap ring tabs (assume you are talking about the the star shaped spring washer??) around in a circle until the tabs lined up,...and then...
Forum: Tech Help 07-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,202
Posted By bcolins
Off Topic: Suggestions for best Triumph TR6 forum?

Just found a TR6 and hauled it home yesterday. I have a few issues I need to address.

Any suggestions for a good forum For Triumphs and specifically,....TR6?

Brian in Austin
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-21-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
I sent the seat back covers and my seat back,...

I sent the seat back covers and my seat back, back to the seller (at his request, and he paid for shipping) yesterday. I'm going to call him Monday and suggest that maybe the seat back covers he sent...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
Actually, the horse hair in the back still looks...

Actually, the horse hair in the back still looks good and is NOT brittle or breaking down. The original leather cover was still very snug on the seat bottom and back.

The new seat BOTTOM cover...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-19-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By bcolins
Yes, its the LONG A6

Yes, its the LONG A6
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-19-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
Thanks Brad

Thanks Brad
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-18-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By bcolins
Have new MB Tex covers for my 83 SL. They're tight top to bottom & loose side-side

I bought new MB Tex covers for my 83 SL from Topsonline.com (through their eBay auction). The seat bottoms look great but I couldnt get the seat back to look right in my trial fit,....the cover...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By bcolins
Do I have A/C "Black Death" in my w126 380SE

OK, long story short, I replaced the compressor in my 85 380SE along with a system flush, new drier, and new expansion valve. the compressor was a "remanufactured" unit.

I replaced the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By bcolins
Actually, I put back 3/4 oz in the compressor,...

Actually, I put back 3/4 oz in the compressor, and 1/2 oz in the drier.

The compressor DID NOT fail, no debris in oil, and the compressor has NEVER been serviced previously (17 years and 241K mi)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By bcolins
Got it back together and blowing cold.

I've got it sorted out and working guys.

I matched the amount of oil that came out of the compressor (half oz) and added an additional 1/4 oz to compensate for oil still in the drain pan etc.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By bcolins
Actually, my old compressor is still good, the...

Actually, my old compressor is still good, the clutch died. That's the first servicing or repair of any kind the AC has ever needed. 241,000 miles. I'd say that these Mitsubishi trucks are every...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By bcolins
Heard the AC gurus were on the diesel forum: Can I get A/C help on my Mitsubishi?

EDIT: Wednesday 7/11. Its back together and blowing cold.

I'll be doing my W126 (again) next week, and will need your help guys as the first replacemnt did not go well.

This morning, I am...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 07-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By bcolins
Still interested, could you reply please gotta...

Still interested, could you reply please gotta get this car done.
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By bcolins
Chuck, the dipstick tube is actually loose. I...

Chuck, the dipstick tube is actually loose. I think that I could just wiggle it out,.....however, I think that because of the curve in it,....it is restricted from being removed,.....not certain of...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 07-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By bcolins
Sorry, Im just now seeing this. Your SEL rear...

Sorry, Im just now seeing this. Your SEL rear door panels are too long for my SE. My right rear door panel is the worste.
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