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Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Leewolf
Air Slide or Idler Air Valve

My mechanic referred to it as an Idle air valve. Looking it up in my Performance Products catalog it is referred to as an Air Slider Valve (@ $189). I think we are talking about the same device with...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,966
Posted By Leewolf
560 Door Lock System

My system does not work on my 1988 560 SEC. I have replaced the pump and know it works alright (Bench Tested). It appears that no signal is reaching the pump. I've repeatedly tried the 2 doors and...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Leewolf
Question 560 Air Slide Valve noise, Question

I have a 1988 560 SEC. The Air Slide Valve makes a humming noise loud enough to be heard over normal engine noise at RPMS over 2500. You can hear this inside the car at 65+mph. At idle you can hear...
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Leewolf
560 Door Lock System

Before we ever tried to install the pump we simply tested it "on-the-bench" with 12 volts +/-. It cycles based on + or - voltage. I hope this answers your question.
My problem began after...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Leewolf
450 SLC question

Al: The 1980 450 SLC 5.0 has a 4 speed automatic. This is the same 4 speed that showed up in the 83+ 380SLs and other MB models around this time frame. Thanks for your input on my 560 question, Lee :)
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Leewolf
Vacuum Lock System

:) The pump for this system is located under the back seat and is seperate from the main engine vacuum. We have checked the sytem out pretty thoroughly on the elctrical side. Bottom line, the pump is...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Leewolf
560 Door Lock System

I failed to mention that if I lock the passenger side door my radio sytem will not work????? Might this be associated with the alarm system? Anybody know where the black box is for the alarm system?...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Leewolf
560 SEC Door Lock Vacuum System

I have a 1988 560 SEC and the door lock vacuum system does not work. That is I can only lock the two doors and trunk with the key.
I have replaced the vacuuum pump and know it is good. There does...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By Leewolf
Very hard Cold Start, 1980 SLC 5.0

This car has been sitting for the better part of 2.5 years. Work on it has been sporadic. I finally got a transmission (4 spd) installed and began to drive it a little.
At temps above 55F the car...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Photos

Anyone who would like to see photos of the 380SL with the Big Feet please send me your email address and I will send you an invitation to see the pics at the KodaK site OFOTO. My email address is...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,655
Posted By Leewolf
Electric Windows Quit, Just like that!! 380SL

:confused: The electric windows on my 1983 380SL just quit. Fortunately they were in the up position when they decided to no longer work. First thing I checked was the fuse box in the passenger kick...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Leewolf
It now starts. Thanks M.B.Doc

:sun_smile Thanks M.B.Doc. The car quit starting horn or no horn. I replaced the ECU (ignition control unit) and the car has started and ran, no problem ever since. You were right and my thanks. Lee
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-12-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Yep, no spacers!!

FYI for all, the wheels are Mille Miglia 5x112 bolt pattern 8x18 with 20 offset. The sellers on Ebay advertised them with the tires as fitting any SL up to 2003. My concern was were they referring...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-12-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Yes They Fit

:D I was finally able to get the car where I could try out the tires. They fit like a hand-in-a-glove. There is not a lot o "wiggle room" but short of a hard bottoming out there should be no problem....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-08-2005, 12:08 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 30,492
Posted By Leewolf
I'm Retired

and more busy than I was before retirement. My primary working years consisted of USAF Officer and varying length stints with such companies as Motorola, Allied Signal, Honeywell, McKesson Corp in...
Forum: Tech Help 08-04-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Leewolf
Cool Still starts iffily (like that word?)

Anyway, Now the car will start with a little help. Here's how: If I try to start it and it doesn't fire instantly, I turn the key off then turn it back to start and toot the horn at the same time. It...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-04-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Thumbs up Reply to Devino :thinking:

Thanks for your reply. It does give me some hope. Still dont have the car where I can get the tires mounted (??). Your rear 265s are .4" narrower than my 275s, 10.4" vs 10.8" The fronts are the same....
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Leewolf
Question Question for M.B.Doc

Doc
Thanks so much for your speedy reply. Question: The unit you refer to as the "ECU", might it also be known as the Ignition Switching Unit or Ignition Control Unit? There is a grey metal "box"...
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2005, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Leewolf
Talking Engine cranks good and Starts sometimes and sometimes not.

I just got a 1983 380SL that I picked up in California and drove home to Missouri. I got the car and drove it the few blocks to my daughters home in Murietta. It ran very rough. Then it would not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-02-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 45,324
Posted By Leewolf
Talking MB SL's, Love em

I just got my 4th SL, a 1983 380SL. I drove my first MB in Germany in 1960 and decided "I've got to have one of these". Got my first in 1986, a 1979 450SL. Hard times hit , had to sell. Got my second...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-01-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Reply to 450sl4me

Chris: I got these tires and rims as a set on EBay. The seller jett_sale2003 advertised them as fitting SL's from "any-2003" although they did advise checking for specific fitment. As to your...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-31-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,984
Posted By Leewolf
Good Artical

However, got a question. I have a 1980 450 SLC 5.0 Euro. This car was not exported to the US as a production model. But, they and a number of 500SL's made their way into the US as personal imports....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-31-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Thanks Devino

Thanks for your response, these came as a set, premounted and balenced. I'm hoping they will fit as advertised. I'll post when I get the car out of the shop and can try these wheel/tires on.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-31-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Leewolf
Talking 18" wheels w/tires on a 380 SL

:) I was told this would be a better forum for an answer to a fitment question than the SL Forum. So here Goes.
I just got a 1983 380SL and got new wheels and tires to go on it. The wheel and tire...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-30-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Leewolf
Talking 107 Wheels and Tires, fitment

I live in the sticks and the nearest dealership is 110 miles away, please bear with me on this question.
I just got a 1983 380SL and bought new tires and rims for it, the ones on it are the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-07-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,414
Posted By Leewolf
Oil Guage Reading

The 3 on the Oil Guage is 3 Atmospheres. An Atmosphere is equal to approximatly 14.7 pounds per square inch (psi) at sea level. Your MB should operate fine at the readings you indicated.
Lee
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-07-2005, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By Leewolf
Question Vacume Locking System Problem

:( I have both a 1988 300SE 4dr and a 1988 560 SEC Coupe. Whatever ails one of these cars will within weeks ail the other. I think they are joined at the exhaust pipe or something.
Anyway, The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Leewolf
To:SD Blue

I have a similar problem with the sunroof in my 88 300 SE. I tried to use the hand crank and carefully move it back into the roof and the latch or guide snapped off and jammed in the slide mechanism....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Leewolf
Sunroofs !!!!

I have or had three MBs with sunroofs. A 79 380 SLC euro, an 88 300 SE and an 88 560 SEC. None of which work or worked properly. These are like MB climate control systems, not MB's "finest hour"....
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,227
Posted By Leewolf
Thumbs up 88 560 SEC self levelling suspension

John: Thanks. When you refer to the accumulators are you referring to the "air cells"? These are shown at Performance Products at $110 each and two are needed. Regarding the $1480, I was told by a...
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