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Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-18-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,033
Posted By geoellis
Gotta be Zaino!

Gotta be Zaino!
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,451
Posted By geoellis
W126 Parking Brake Adjustment

What is the procedure to adjust the parking brake on the W126? The pedal on my 1989 300SE moves close to the floor before the brake engages, and it's weak at that. Does adjustment require the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 38,016
Posted By geoellis
Re: Re: Re: It isn't that the brakes aren't any good -

MB's have historically been engineered and manufactured with the idea that each car will run safely and soundly for 10 years or more, certainly more. The quality is pervasive, and most likely a big...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-04-2004, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By geoellis
I would suggest that you take a look at the...

I would suggest that you take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza LS-H. I just replaced the MXV4's on my W126 with the Turanza's and have been very satisfied. They are highly regarded, and as a bonus...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-04-2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By geoellis
Eurotire

Next time you may want to give Eurotire in Fairfield a try. I've been going to them for years and they do a solid job. As a reflection of their detail, they tighten lugs by hand, without even...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-27-2004, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By geoellis
Just found the original size lug bolt from this...

Just found the original size lug bolt from this dismantler in Arizona http://www.mercedesdismantlers.com/. I've got a few headed my way for backup.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-27-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By geoellis
W126 Lug Bolt Blues

I'm looking as well. I lost a lug bolt cover on one of the bolts. Went to the dealer for replacement but they don't have them. In fact, apparently even the same size replacement bolt is not...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By geoellis
W126 Fuel Pump Replacement Cost

Any opinions on the reasonable cost for replacement of the fuel pump and filters, parts and labor for a 1989 300SE? I've been quoted $522 from the dealer and was wondering if this was in-line.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-27-2004, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By geoellis
Which tire - Turanza LS-H or AVS dB S2?

As is a common theme I'm looking to replace the Michelin MXV4s on my W126. I've narrowed my choices down to the Yohohama AVS dB S2 and Bridgestone Turanza LS-H. It's clear that both are excellent...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2003, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By geoellis
fz500sel

The old adage "if it's too good to be true it probably is" fits very well here. It appears to me that your instincts are making you question this type of deal.....go with your instincts as they...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2003, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By geoellis
Who did the work on the tranny? Was it a DIY?

Who did the work on the tranny? Was it a DIY?
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By geoellis
If you do a search under EBC or GREENSTUFF you'll...

If you do a search under EBC or GREENSTUFF you'll find a lot of comments about the those pads.

Cheers!
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2003, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By geoellis
As for the washer fluid reservoir, the unit...

As for the washer fluid reservoir, the unit simply lifts up from its seating. There are no bolts, etc. holding it in. The tubing and wires are long enough for you to pull the reservoir out enough...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,595
Posted By geoellis
Right on psfred! I once purchased an off-lease...

Right on psfred! I once purchased an off-lease vehicle that required premium unleaded, and shortly after owning it the check engine light came on. The car ran fine, but I brought it to the dealer...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,000
Posted By geoellis
Damaged? What kind of damage? Do you request a...

Damaged? What kind of damage? Do you request a flat bed? If not, you certainly should and don't be afraid to watch the driver like a hawk.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-13-2003, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By geoellis
As has been alluded to in this thread already,...

As has been alluded to in this thread already, the H1 IS a Hummer. The H2 is a glorified Tahoe created by GM in order to provide a Hummer looking vehicle for the "real world" . The H2 is not a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By geoellis
You are right about the infrequent use. Better...

You are right about the infrequent use. Better for the battery to be "topped-off" daily by the charging system than to sit and slowly drain during the week only to be "recharged" come the weekend. ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By geoellis
For all stainless? That's a very nice price. ...

For all stainless? That's a very nice price. Basically, you're looking at $645 from the cat back. I paid in the area of $400 for the OEM parts and paid a local mechanic $50 to put the pieces on. ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By geoellis
old blue - i'm just going through old posts,...

old blue - i'm just going through old posts, noticed yours and am curious to know how the replacement worked out for you?
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By geoellis
All, thanks for the advice. Here's an update: I...

All, thanks for the advice. Here's an update: I had both the battery and alternator tested and it did in fact turn out to be a dead battery. It's intertesting how they can just fail instantly with...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By geoellis
I'm hoping to replace this device without much...

I'm hoping to replace this device without much incident. Appears to be a relatively simple DIY.

Thanks.
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2003, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By geoellis
The system is so very neat and tidy it's good to...

The system is so very neat and tidy it's good to know what to look out for.

Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2003, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By geoellis
Thanks jbaj007, I'll keep an eye out for it. ...

Thanks jbaj007, I'll keep an eye out for it. This piece doesn't come off too easy, so I figure there's something to it besides pulling hard. I don't want to break anything in the process, of course.
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2003, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By geoellis
Thanks Larry, I'll give it a try. George

Thanks Larry, I'll give it a try.

George
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2003, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By geoellis
W126 Passenger Under-Dash Removal

Can anyone run throught he procedure to the remove the under-dash in the W126? This is the carpeted section. I've removed the screws that are apparent but find that it's still in there nice and...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2003, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By geoellis
Good luck with the car eric2003. You will find...

Good luck with the car eric2003. You will find an abundance of W126 aficionados on this board. Some will consider it the best MB made. Indeed, many service advisors at MB that I've spoken to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By geoellis
Thanks for the part # jay3000. So Sixto, the...

Thanks for the part # jay3000. So Sixto, the location of the blower on the 300SE is under the passenger dash in the footwell to the right, behind the carpeting that rises vertically along the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By geoellis
Question Climate Control Regulator - 1989 300SE

Is anyone familiar with the little impeller device that connects to a hose to blow air into the climate control system? This "regulator" is located under the dash to the far right on the passenger...
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By geoellis
Thanks G-Benz, I'll give the voltmeter a try. By...

Thanks G-Benz, I'll give the voltmeter a try. By the way, I would guess that if the voltage regulator is external it attaches to the exterior of the alternator?

George
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2003, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By geoellis
Battery Dead??

I replaced the battery 4 years ago on my 1989 300SE with a new OEM one. I drive the car on weekends, and usually for long distances, and have not had a problem starting the car until this past...
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