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Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Mike Murrell
All of that and much more.

All of that and much more.
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Mike Murrell
You may elect to do some of the things already...

You may elect to do some of the things already mentioned or buy a rebuild kit.

From personal experience, I would advise against buying rebuilt ATE from O'Reilly. Half the time they have the left...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Mike Murrell
Pay heed to what Sixto had to say. 80/85 is not...

Pay heed to what Sixto had to say. 80/85 is not at all unusual. If its boiling while you see either of those values on the temp gauge, your gauge way be out of wack or the temp sensor on the cyl....
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,639
Posted By Mike Murrell
Yes - an old thread - but I wanted to tack on my...

Yes - an old thread - but I wanted to tack on my experience thus far to an existing one that had a post that might be relevant to my situation. See above - post #11 in this thread.

Yesterday I was...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike Murrell
One of the most comfortable cars I've ever ridden...

One of the most comfortable cars I've ever ridden in.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Murrell
And, basic maintenance of Toyota's is pretty...

And, basic maintenance of Toyota's is pretty straight-forward.

The older Highlander's had front-wheel drive and as a result, an east-west engine. Oil, coolant, air filter, Mass air Flow Sensor...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Murrell
OK...I'll be more serious this time. In the...

OK...I'll be more serious this time.

In the past 36 yrs., I've owned 5 Toyota's...3 trucks, 1 SUV; 1 car. My eldest child was given to an indigent relation at 415,000 miles. Never had an issue...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Murrell
I wish all of my decisions were this tough.

I wish all of my decisions were this tough.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-22-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mike Murrell
Many say it won't happen, but Hillary Clinton...

Many say it won't happen, but Hillary Clinton could do as Bernie any day now.

Why not? I don't like her at all, but who has the democratic party got this time with more name recognition? That...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,967
Posted By Mike Murrell
I'm hoping the same...somewhat. But, quality...

I'm hoping the same...somewhat.

But, quality parts availability for these cars is quickly becoming a thing of the past. More and more OEM is disappearing and more and more made-in-China POS...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,967
Posted By Mike Murrell
I've owned my 1991 MB 300-SEL since April 1997....

I've owned my 1991 MB 300-SEL since April 1997. Not too long after purchasing, I had a former dealer tech(now Indy) install a new water pump(OEM) and do some adjusting in/around the EHA/Fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mike Murrell
My '91 300-SEL has a cold and a hot fluid level...

My '91 300-SEL has a cold and a hot fluid level mark on the dipstick. I always drive 15-20 miles before checking the hot fluid level mark.
Have also noticed that hot summer weather can raise the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By Mike Murrell
I have a 126 car and have cleaned/lubed/adjusted...

I have a 126 car and have cleaned/lubed/adjusted the front wheel bearings 3 or 4 times in the 20 yrs. I've owned the car w/o using a dial indicator.

I do it the old fashion way that many say won't...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-07-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By Mike Murrell
A little late, as today is the last day for...

A little late, as today is the last day for Medicare Open Enrollment - 12/07. First time I noticed this thread.

I retired a little before 65; went on my wifes private plan. She's younger. COBRA...
Forum: Tech Help 12-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Mike Murrell
Go to youtube and key in the following from that...

Go to youtube and key in the following from that sites SEARCH field:

mercedes 8 pin OBD-1

All kinds of videos to answer your question.
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By Mike Murrell
The EGR valve on the M103 engine in your 300-SEL...

The EGR valve on the M103 engine in your 300-SEL is on the passenger side of the engine around cyl 3(approx.) - I will try to locate a web photo or one in my stash and post it.

This site won't...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mike Murrell
Is the 13.68 reading taken with a stone cold...

Is the 13.68 reading taken with a stone cold engine or one that's warmed up?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mike Murrell
Far more serious, but similar to the equipment...

Far more serious, but similar to the equipment scam seen on ebay lately. There was a thread on this here at PP.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-10-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Mike Murrell
www dot everythingbenz dot com Not complete...

www dot everythingbenz dot com

Not complete but not bad for free.
Forum: Tech Help 11-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Mike Murrell
I recall reading a post years ago where a member...

I recall reading a post years ago where a member loosened the alternator and tightened the serp. belt that way. I have never tried this.

8 yrs. ago I replaced the belt tensioner on my M103 engine...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mike Murrell
Maybe this will help: You are being...

Maybe this will help:

You are being redirected... (http://www.mercedesmedic.com/mercedes-transmission-shifter-stuck-park/)
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mike Murrell
Good luck finding a Pierburg. That's why I ended...

Good luck finding a Pierburg. That's why I ended up with Bosch.
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mike Murrell
I'll throw in my 2 cents for what it's worth....

I'll throw in my 2 cents for what it's worth. I've owned my MB since 1997. Your '85 is 6 yrs. older than mine. You ask about 3 different types of pumps, but in today's world, I wonder if there are 3...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Mike Murrell
Google -> mercedes condensation under distributor...

Google -> mercedes condensation under distributor cap

Lots of hits. In one of them, there's some talk about using a Ford boot to solve the problem.

I would post the link, but the people who run...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Mike Murrell
[/B] Your idea could get innocent people...

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Your idea could get innocent people killed. Some drunks have the presence of mind to take a cab or Uber home when they hoisted one too many. Both of those are "paid" forms of transportation....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-15-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Mike Murrell
On a daily basis, I wonder what the proportion of...

On a daily basis, I wonder what the proportion of drunk, head-butting passengers is to sober, non head-butting passengers?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Mike Murrell
I've purchased cars that were not local with a...

I've purchased cars that were not local with a cashiers check - I suppose another term for bank check.
Provide the seller with the name of the bank your check is drawn on and have him check it out...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-14-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Murrell
Yep. Young people today have no interest in auto...

Yep. Young people today have no interest in auto maint/repair or doing anything with their hands other than fiddling with the latest electronic gadget.
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Mike Murrell
I've used Firefox - was not impressed and as I...

I've used Firefox - was not impressed and as I stated, IE/Chrome work fine.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-28-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Mike Murrell
Neither do I. The Lexus RX350 has a timing chain....

Neither do I. The Lexus RX350 has a timing chain.

Toyota started moving away from tbelts on many of their engines in 2005.
The older 4 bangers for the most part have a belt, although my '83 PU...
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