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Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By TommyMB
You might want to try jacking the car up an inch...

You might want to try jacking the car up an inch or two while the engine is running (2000 rpm) to see if it will pump up again. Sometimes the check valves could be stuck/blocked at the bumpstop...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,124
Posted By TommyMB
For many years, decades actually, I used nothing...

For many years, decades actually, I used nothing but NGK cooper, or Borch cooper and silver plugs because many have said platinum plugs are not as good. Couple years ago I tried a set of Borch...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,690
Posted By TommyMB
Have the fuel system and injectors been cleaned? ...

Have the fuel system and injectors been cleaned? Have you tried different brand of gas? My 84' 500 SEL would be hard to start when I used Chevron but the problem goes away as soon as I fill the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-11-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Posted By TommyMB
I believe they were 8 X 16 with ET20 to ET24.

I believe they were 8 X 16 with ET20 to ET24.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-11-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By TommyMB
No, it will not clear the tie rod/steering...

No, it will not clear the tie rod/steering knuckle.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-03-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,082
Posted By TommyMB
This has nothing to do with offset, it is all...

This has nothing to do with offset, it is all about brake clearance. Different wheels (with same offset) offer different brake clearances - something that is not mentioned by wheels makers. Using...
Forum: Tech Help 02-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By TommyMB
My 84' 500SEL developed misses like yours once in...

My 84' 500SEL developed misses like yours once in a while and I have been able to fix the problem each time with a bottle of Redline fuel system cleaner. I am guessing that, in my case, dirt flakes...
Forum: Tech Help 02-03-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,191
Posted By TommyMB
Where can I buy this BG44K?

Where can I buy this BG44K?
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By TommyMB
Thank you for your reply. I have tried many...

Thank you for your reply. I have tried many times with the key locking and unlocking the door, and (when the pump is working) it worked everytime. I am fairing sure that the door switch is okay. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-05-2004, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By TommyMB
You should be ok with the 235/50 if your wheel...

You should be ok with the 235/50 if your wheel offset is ET25 or higher. I ran 245/45-16 on my W126 on 8" rim with ET20 without any rubbing. Having said that I would think installing higher...
Forum: Tech Help 09-05-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By TommyMB
Vacuum Pump

I am trying to determine if the vacuum pump in my 84' 500SEL is defective or not. The pump only works when I disconnect then connect the electric plug on the pump itself. Then it will work for a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-16-2003, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By TommyMB
Michelin typically build the roundest and best...

Michelin typically build the roundest and best balance tires of all. Bridgestone is a couple steps behind. I just replaced my 16" S-03 with 18" Pilot Sport Rib on my Porsche and the Pilot is...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2003, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By TommyMB
The transmission fluid was a quart low. The...

The transmission fluid was a quart low. The symptoms only happens occasionally so I will need to drive the car for a little while before I can determine if the additional fluid solved the problems. ...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By TommyMB
Transmission Problem

Right after the transmission fluid was changed on my 84' 500SEL it started having problems. It would downshift if the throttle is pressed just a little; sometimes while cruising on the freeway a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-08-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By TommyMB
I currently have the AVS ES100 on my 500SEL and I...

I currently have the AVS ES100 on my 500SEL and I love them. I had the AVS Sport before that and the ES100 is a better match for the car. I also have the AVS Sport on on of my Porsche and they are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-07-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By TommyMB
600 Sl

I have noticed that many early 90' 600 SL are selling at or lower similar years 500 SL. Does the 600 have more problems? Much higher maintanance costs? And more expensive repairs?

Tommy
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-30-2002, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By TommyMB
I got rid of my Kumho after about 1000 miles. I...

I got rid of my Kumho after about 1000 miles. I couldn't stand the uncoordinated moves, ride, and noise. You get what you paid for in this case. The Kumho droves very much like a four season tire,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2002, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By TommyMB
Lyndon, The suspension modification that MB...

Lyndon,

The suspension modification that MB Doc mentioned was done for the 1995 model year (If I remember correctly) so your car should be okay.

Assuming that the vibration is not caused by...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-21-2002, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By TommyMB
If they are ET31 they will rub. But a 10mm...

If they are ET31 they will rub. But a 10mm spacer fixes that problem. Actually anything between 20 to 25 offset for 8 X 16 will work with the W126.

The offset is marked on the back side of the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-18-2002, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,601
Posted By TommyMB
As I have worked this issue professionlly that...

As I have worked this issue professionlly that resulted in both material and process changes on how we torque lubricated bolts on all Boeing commercial airplanes I thought I will share some of the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-06-2002, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,792
Posted By TommyMB
Bill If you go with 15" wheels, use 215/60...

Bill

If you go with 15" wheels, use 215/60 or 205/65 with 7X15, and 205/65 with 6.5X15.

I have used 215/60-15, 225/50-16, and 245/45-16 on my 500SEL and I have not noticed any change in fuel...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-06-2002, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,792
Posted By TommyMB
Bill I would keep using the 225/50-16 sized...

Bill

I would keep using the 225/50-16 sized tires because the taller tires will make your car feels underpowered. However the 215/55-15 will fit without problem.

By the way the correct offset...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-06-2002, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By TommyMB
The 87' S-Class should have 7X15 with ET25. I...

The 87' S-Class should have 7X15 with ET25. I think they are forged also. Don't know the part number though.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-31-2001, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By TommyMB
You new wheels and spacers will work just fine on...

You new wheels and spacers will work just fine on your car. Make sure your bolts are long enough for full engagement. 245/45-17 is the biggest that will fit. Personnally I would go with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-31-2001, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By TommyMB
The 10 or 15mm hubcentric spacers with...

The 10 or 15mm hubcentric spacers with corresponding longer bolts will work just fine. If you decide to use the 15mm spacer I would recommend 225/50-16 to eliminate the possibility of rubbing. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-26-2001, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By TommyMB
Bob FRH sales an eight holes replica 8 X 16...

Bob

FRH sales an eight holes replica 8 X 16 with ET24 that is a perfect fit for your car. I have installed this wheel on an W116 with 225/50-16 tire. Good luck.
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2001, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By TommyMB
First off, limited slip is not locking. Typical...

First off, limited slip is not locking. Typical production car limited slip has may be 40% slip ratio. Only real racing cars for certain tracks use 100% locking differentials. The reason for not...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2001, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By TommyMB
I use to have the same traction limited problem...

I use to have the same traction limited problem in the wet with my 500SEL (Euro). I solved the problem by replacing the lousy tires (XGT V). I have since used four different models of tires with no...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 10-02-2001, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By TommyMB
I have installed Forgeline wheels on my car and I...

I have installed Forgeline wheels on my car and I noticed an improved ride, and quicker acceleration at speed but not from dead stop.

Are they worth the money? It all depend on how sensitive...
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2001, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,493
Posted By TommyMB
There are many things that could cause your...

There are many things that could cause your problem. I will list the easily items to look at first before you spend more money on this. They are bad gas, dirty injectors, clogged fuel filter, and...
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