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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-06-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohninFla
Thank you, and good luck in your search for a...

Thank you, and good luck in your search for a rust free car north of the Mason - Dixon line. I lived in NY for 20 years, and never saw one. In Florida, you can find them all day long, if you stay...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-04-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohninFla
I am asking $6,500 will take a reasonable offer....

I am asking $6,500 will take a reasonable offer. You need to see the car, to appreciate it.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-03-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohninFla
1989 560sel

1989 560SEL for sale, located just north of Orlando, Florida. Originally from Texas, bought by me about 5 years ago, from the second owner.

The car has about 179,000 miles, light beige color with...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,351
Posted By JohninFla
A good start is to check the fluid level and see...

A good start is to check the fluid level and see that you are getting circulation when it is running. Then, get under the car while it is running and move the link to the differential up and down, to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
His idea of the mechanism where the caliper could...

His idea of the mechanism where the caliper could damage the rotor is for the piston to remain extended, and not retract after braking. This would keep the pads in contact with the rotors, causing...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
I just spoke to the shop supervisor. He...

I just spoke to the shop supervisor.

He reports the problem is fixed, as it was the rotors. He also reports I need two new calipers and rotors to ensure the problem does not return. He is...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
Thanks for the replies. I have reviewed all in...

Thanks for the replies. I have reviewed all in detail.

To reply to the previous posts:

I have replaced the guide mounts shown in WBain's post, twice since I owned the car, and this is not the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
I can appreciate that dirt or debris behind the...

I can appreciate that dirt or debris behind the rotor would cause a problem, but how would this happen BEFORE the rotors were replaced?

I did ask to have the runout of the rotors measured during...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2005, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
The problem existed before the rotors and pads...

The problem existed before the rotors and pads were changed. No change in symptoms was experienced when the pads and rotors were changed, as with replacing the upper and lower ball joints.
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
Vehicle does not pull to either side, and the...

Vehicle does not pull to either side, and the vibration seems to come from the passenger side.

I will not drive 70mph when I have problems braking. 45-50 mph is even too fast.

Vibration is...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohninFla
W126 front end/braking

Good afternoon. Car is a 1989 560SEL, 175K miles. Car has been in the shop for the third time in 3 weeks. Problem is a strong vibration in the front end, experienced during braking from 45 - 50 mph....
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By JohninFla
Tangofox - Great reply! Please continue!! I...

Tangofox - Great reply! Please continue!!

I have a 1989 560SEL with similar issues. Please clarify - the upper ball joint/control arm can be replaced without a spring compressor, in two hours? It...
Forum: Tech Help 11-09-2004, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By JohninFla
560SEL front wheel hub - brass clip

Added a better title, maybe someone will reply and help me out?
Forum: Tech Help 11-08-2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By JohninFla
brass clip

Been a while since I posted anything on either car - putting the roof back on my house and hanging new drywall fills my spare time these days.

I did brake rotors and pads on all four wheels on the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By JohninFla
Solution!

Replaced clutch with a used part. Coil in back of clutch was bad. A/C is cold again!!!
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2004, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By JohninFla
Selling my 560SEL, (maybe)

Are you anywhere near Orlando, Fla? I am considering selling mine - I have too many cars, and not enough time to drive them. 171K miles, smoke silver with dark brown, ("date") interior, great shape....
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2004, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By JohninFla
How did you end up with this issue? I am...

How did you end up with this issue? I am experiencing the same thing with my 1989 560SEL, just recently, and would like to find the solution. It is hot here, too!!
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By JohninFla
Further information: here are the resulting...

Further information: here are the resulting alignment readings from my last trip to the shop.
Camber left (-0.33deg), Right (-0.30deg),
Cross camber (-0.04deg)
Caster Left (9.84 deg) right...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By JohninFla
W126 Alignment issue

The subject car is a 1989 560SEL, 171,000 miles. Car was wearing front times on the outer edges, and new Michelin Pilots were mounted and balanced, and I took the car in for an alignment.

Initial...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-11-2003, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By JohninFla
1989 BMW 325IC short block

1989 BMW 325IC short block for sale, best offer. Located in suburb of Orlando, Florida.

#1 rod bearing spun, resulting in a loud knocking. I believe the connection rod is now out of round on that...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-27-2003, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By JohninFla
I served six years in the US Navy, on submarines.

I served six years in the US Navy, on submarines.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-04-2003, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By JohninFla
I went to my local Foreign parts house here in...

I went to my local Foreign parts house here in Orlando last night, and bought a Knecht brand filter. I noted inside the hole for the filter threads, a spring and small plate. Must be some sort of...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-03-2003, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By JohninFla
New BMW question - oil pressure

Productive weekend, which led to another question.

I removed the oil pan, dropping the steering gear but not removing it. It also requires sneaking your hands in and removing the oil pump, while...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-11-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By JohninFla
Well, I agree with the others, this is most...

Well, I agree with the others, this is most likely a rod knocking.

I am getting my things together to pull the engine/transmission this weekend. Any hints would be appreciated. Items such as:
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-27-2003, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By JohninFla
1989 BMW engine knocking

A posting on my recent addition, a 1989 325IC BMW, 122K+ miles, automatic. Light beige with cream interior, dark brown top.

I bought the car from a friend, after sitting for a year or so. His wife...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2002, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By JohninFla
The only risk with replacing the cam is pulling...

The only risk with replacing the cam is pulling the threads on the cam bearing mounting bolts. These bolts go through the head, into the engine block. If you remove the threads with the mounting...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2002, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By JohninFla
Economy gauge reading low when cold

My car is a 1989 560SEL, 148K miles. Since the cold weather hit Florida, (temps in the mid 60's in the morning), my economy gauge reads about 1/4 inch off the peg when idling, upon start up. Usually...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2002, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By JohninFla
Try ATSG in Miami. I just looked around my things...

Try ATSG in Miami. I just looked around my things here at work to locate a phone number and address, but it must be at home. Search the Tech help forum for "ATSG" and it will turn up. I bought the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2002, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By JohninFla
Well, a handful of questions have been hanging...

Well, a handful of questions have been hanging here, so I will take a shot:

Check the fluid level in the reservoir. Should be in the mark on the little dipstick.

To check the system, measure...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2002, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By JohninFla
Where is the smoke coing from? Underneath the...

Where is the smoke coing from? Underneath the car, passenger side, about where the front door is?

On my 560SEL, I got smoke there resulting from a transmission pan gasket leak. Was showing up the...
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