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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-30-2003, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By egruber
Rock damage to wheel - DIY possibilities?

My alloy wheel has a 1/2 inch jagged cut that looks like it was caused by an object that struck it while in motion. The cut is somewhat deep.

Is there anything I can do to fill in the cut to make...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 07-02-2002, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,536
Posted By egruber
How to clean bird droppings off leather?

I have a cab and the unavoidable bird droppings when the top is down make permanent stains on my tan leather...no matter how quickly I remove it. I tried Meguiar's leather cleaner but no luck. Is...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-28-2001, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,937
Posted By egruber
Cool Believe it or not, my dealer got it out using...

Believe it or not, my dealer got it out using some general purpose cleaner! But thanks for all the tips!
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-13-2001, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,937
Posted By egruber
Removing Tar from Leather Seat - Help!

I somehow got tar on my pants and sat on my leather seat. The tar left several black marks that are a bit sticky. How can I safely remove the stain and not hurt the leather? I didn't want to try...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-12-2001, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By egruber
22K Miles, K3 & K4 packages, heated seats, CD...

22K Miles, K3 & K4 packages, heated seats, CD deck, Black Opal and Oyster Interior. Car in New Jersey. Garaged and rained on 4 times. email inquiries to eligruber@yahoo.com
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2001, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By egruber
To APB

Here's my suggestion. Take your car to the dealer and complain about the lag in downshifting. Tell them that a friend of yours with a 98 CLK had the Transmission Control Unit replaced for a similar...
Forum: Tech Help 03-09-2001, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By egruber
Benzmac - Can you help?

I'm sorry but I don't know how many MB models and which model years can benefit from this upgrade. I would press your dealer for an answer. Benzmac...can you find out?
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2001, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By egruber
Finally got the answer!

It's true. MB issued an updated Transmission Control Module including updated software for the 98 CLK (perhaps others too..but I didn't ask the details). My dealer found this out from the district...
Forum: Featured Cars 03-02-2001, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By egruber
Check out Edmunds Site

The Edmunds Auto site did a review of the C Coupe. Includes photos. Also, the Worldwide MB site has a whole animated section about it with lots of details.
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2001, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By egruber
I read older threads on this subject..and...

I read older threads on this subject..and Warrantech was well rated..but hard to get in my area.

Anyone have any experience with 1stSource Diamond Coverage? It's sold by Edumunds online. It's...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2001, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By egruber
I recently posted a question on this topic and...

I recently posted a question on this topic and several of you responded that a service pack was released by MB for the 722.6 transmission. I called my dealer and he has no knowledge of any service...
Forum: Featured Cars 01-29-2001, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By egruber
Let me know when the C208 (CLK) one goes up.

Let me know when the C208 (CLK) one goes up.
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2001, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By egruber
I have a new little rattle. It comes from the...

I have a new little rattle. It comes from the driver window. It stops if I lower and raise the window, but then may start up again if I open/close the door. Somehow I guess it doesn't seat right,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2001, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By egruber
Trent, I am very interested to hear about...

Trent,

I am very interested to hear about your various rattles and how they were eventually solved. I find that many of the CLK problems are common across the cars and are sometimes hard to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2001, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By egruber
I have a 98 CLK320. In the past I heard (I think...

I have a 98 CLK320. In the past I heard (I think through this site) that MB has updated the software for the automatic transmission, but my dealer always says he has no such record. Has anything...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-12-2000, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By egruber
Aftermarkets are available for your car. Just be...

Aftermarkets are available for your car. Just be sure they support the fiber-optics used beginning in 99. You can either search the forum archives..there are many posts on this subject...or...since...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-08-2000, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By egruber
If you are talking about the Head unit, it's...

If you are talking about the Head unit, it's pretty easy. There is a special tool you need to get from MB which fits into the thin horizontal slots on the front of the head unit. You push it in and...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-08-2000, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By egruber
I think I have the same alpine unit. On mine,...

I think I have the same alpine unit. On mine, the connector from the CD deck goes to a special adapter that connects to the CD Harness in the trunk. The adapter I have sounds different than yours. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2000, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By egruber
Have you noticed any problem with creases in the...

Have you noticed any problem with creases in the seat cushion? Both replacements have slight creases, but the originals were smooth. There is another post on this subject in Detailing.
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-16-2000, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By egruber
I also had my seats replaced on my CLK, and I...

I also had my seats replaced on my CLK, and I just noticed the same problem, although it's just a slight creasing.

I have not talked to my dealer yet, but I would like to know what you find out.
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2000, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By egruber
I have a 3.2 V6. I think it would last longer...

I have a 3.2 V6. I think it would last longer than any 4 cylinder. Mainly because it does not have to work as hard to move the car. To me, anything that tries to 'force' more power out of a small...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-15-2000, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By egruber
The MB deck mounts in the pocket in the trunk...

The MB deck mounts in the pocket in the trunk floor. I have an aftermarket which is under the cargo shelf. I'm not sure how the brand you are buying will mount, but I understand MB sells the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2000, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By egruber
There are many threads here debating the...

There are many threads here debating the frequency of oil changes. However, changing the oil yourself will not mess up anything. You can reset the service indicator yourself after the oil change. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-28-2000, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,793
Posted By egruber
Thanks for the response. I read that the 2001...

Thanks for the response. I read that the 2001 model has a one touch sunroof. If my dealer replaces this part, can I use the 2001 replacement?
Forum: Site Feedback 08-23-2000, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By egruber
I can't tell you how useful this site has been. ...

I can't tell you how useful this site has been. Very often, my dealer never has a clue about recurring problems and subsequent fixes. I not only get answers in the Tech Forum, but I can get Part...
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2000, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,793
Posted By egruber
In your 1999 archives, there is reference to a...

In your 1999 archives, there is reference to a sunroof problem as follows:

"when I trigger the sunroof switch on my '99 CLK that the sunroof would only open about 5" at a time, so I would have to...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-20-2000, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By egruber
I think Kevin may be mistaken (my apologies), but...

I think Kevin may be mistaken (my apologies), but I remember hearing that the 1998 ML320 has a Panasonic Radio and is different from the other MB models of that year. I was told that the Alpine...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2000, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By egruber
The illustrations are great! You posted a...

The illustrations are great! You posted a response a while back to the same question for my 1998 CLK320. Can you provide pictures for this too?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-06-2000, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By egruber
Car is in great condition and located in New...

Car is in great condition and located in New Jersey. Always garaged and only rained on 3 times. It's Black Opal with the Oyster Interior. Only 15K and includes the following:

K3 & K4 packages...
Forum: Site Feedback 06-07-2000, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By egruber
I have a 98 CLK320. I heard that a sunroof...

I have a 98 CLK320. I heard that a sunroof deflector would reduce wind noise, but I hear that MB does not make one for the CLK. Can you recommend a suitable alternate? Do these work?

Thanks,
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