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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-22-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By rickjordan
Thanks for the additional tips. I only remarked...

Thanks for the additional tips. I only remarked about the two fuel pumps because per the DIY article on this site, on how to remove the fuel pump, it cited 2 pumps for this car’s up to 2002....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-22-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By rickjordan
‘99 SL500, cranks, won’t fire over

It’s been a very long time since I have had to ask a question.

My wife’s car cranks very strong, but won’t fire. Pulled a spark plug out and it was bone dry which indicates to me that the engine...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-23-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By rickjordan
I too am thinking of changing out the plugs on...

I too am thinking of changing out the plugs on our '99 SL500, all 16 of them. While using OEM Bosch or Beru is a given. Which one, from Pelican's parts catalog? Per the owner's manual, the car...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By rickjordan
Not only are straight sixes known for their...

Not only are straight sixes known for their inherent smoothness, but they tend to produce more torque. Also, with a straight 6 you don't need a counter rotating balance shaft to make the engine...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By rickjordan
In the past I tried using both brake cleaner and...

In the past I tried using both brake cleaner and a wire brush and thought I had it licked. However the brake squeal has returned. I will be finishing up some ignition work on my friend's car on...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By rickjordan
Ya, something got built up or baked onto the...

Ya, something got built up or baked onto the disc. You can feel it. I will be sure to keep the paste on the backing plate.
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By rickjordan
Nelbur, I say carbon build up because I had...

Nelbur, I say carbon build up because I had previously looked at the brake disc and there was a build up of a dark gray substance on the disc. that just would not scrap off. I just presume this is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Ok, last couple of questions about felt and...

Ok, last couple of questions about felt and lubing the cam. Why the combination of grease on the cam and then oil on the felt which will be touching the cam that is smeared with grease? Is it ok to...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By rickjordan
Getting rid of carbon build up on brake disc.

How does one remove carbon deposits on a brake disc (rear)? I have one rear brake disc that keeps squealing with the brakes applied. It's is not the pads, there is plenty of meat on them.
Ideas?
...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
On the chance I can fix/replace the felt, what...

On the chance I can fix/replace the felt, what kind of oil should I use, ATF, engine oil.....?

Also, I assume by grease you mean dielectric grease.
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Well, I just returned from my friend's house and...

Well, I just returned from my friend's house and the points are beyond shot. With the cam follower on the highpoint, the gap between the points was so small, we couldn't slip a piece of paper...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Well, I wasn't thinking of using aggressive...

Well, I wasn't thinking of using aggressive sandpaper, I was thinking 220 grit. What exactly are the contact points made of ? Short of a mild abrasive, how does one clean the contacts.

And no,...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Thanks, Since I only have a basic meter, I...

Thanks,

Since I only have a basic meter, I will just stick with the contact gap.

If I find any corrosion, discoloring, etc on the contact points, is it permissible to clean the points with...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
I was able to look up the MB factory manual...

I was able to look up the MB factory manual online and they talk about checking/adjusting the dwell. Without the use of a O-scope, how does one check the dwell? The spec says it should be 30 degs. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Where are the trigger points? I assume that is...

Where are the trigger points? I assume that is different than the breaker points. Are they something that can be adjusted or cleaned?
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By rickjordan
Having owned 2 MB wagons, I am familiar with...

Having owned 2 MB wagons, I am familiar with leveling systems. The system needs to be bled/cycled through any a line is opened. If there is enough fluid in the reservoir up front, then the system...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-29-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By rickjordan
I don't know about down your way, but here in CT...

I don't know about down your way, but here in CT we have Autozone and Advance Auto, auto parts stores that will scan your car for free. I haven't personally done it because they can only scan OBDII...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rickjordan
I just downloaded a generic diagram of a...

I just downloaded a generic diagram of a distributor and now I understand what all the parts are. The "octagon" as I called it is a cam follower. So when you say to lube it regularly so that the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-25-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rickjordan
As for the advance, this distributor has a...

As for the advance, this distributor has a vaccuum diaphram on the side of it, which is mechanically connected to the workings of the distributor. Is that what you mean by it having a mechanical...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-25-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rickjordan
Thanks. Through some additional research I...

Thanks. Through some additional research I learned that the metal tab I described that has felt on it, is apparently some type of oiler. I don't understand what it is supposed to lubricate. It...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
The rotor is red and the sealer is actually red...

The rotor is red and the sealer is actually red as well and it is in the sealer that this crack is evident. Logic tells me the resistor overheated and that created the crack in the sealer. Would...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rickjordan
Thanks for the quick reply. I also got your...

Thanks for the quick reply.

I also got your PM and thank you for the generous offer. In hindsight I wish I had taken pictures to help show what I saw. Help me understand what the parts are in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By rickjordan
Need help!!! 74 450SL misfires 3 cyls, also just cuts out.

I am posting this on 3 different forums. This one, the Vintage and the Tech forums to get the most exposure.
The is for a friend's '74 450SL that I have worked on and know fairly well, but not...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-24-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rickjordan
Help!!!! '74 450SL misfires on 3 cyls and cuts out.

I am posting this on 3 different forums to garner the greatest exposure.
The is for a friend's '74 450SL that I have worked on and know fairly well, but not everything.
First some background on...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rickjordan
Help!!! 450 SL misfires on 3 cyls. also cuts out.

The is for a friend's '74 450SL that I have worked on and know fairly well, but not everything.
First some background on the car. The valves and timing have been set to spec. The wires (Beru),...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By rickjordan
Contact MBUSA, they should be able to send you a...

Contact MBUSA, they should be able to send you a copy of the original window sticker. I have done this on 3 different cars. My first Benz was 20 years old when I bought it, yet MB still on a copy...
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By rickjordan
I would simply spray the cleaner with the...

I would simply spray the cleaner with the throttle body in place. The cleaner is flammable and like brake cleaner, it will evaporate. So there isn't any concern about it sitting in the intake...
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By rickjordan
Are you asking if there is/was a build quality...

Are you asking if there is/was a build quality difference between the 2 markets? I don't believe so. The only differences between the markets were engines/safety equipment/interior appointments.
Forum: Tech Help 11-03-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By rickjordan
If you look carefully, you can tell whether or...

If you look carefully, you can tell whether or not the car has been repaired. Though in the scheme of things, if all fits well, looks well and drives well, does it matter, other than as a bargaining...
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By rickjordan
Need help removing console wood W124 coupe

The light bulb for the gear selector on my 94 coupe burnt out. I have been down this road before with my other Benzes over the years, but this car is stumping me. I removed the center "glovebox" to...
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