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Forum: Tech Help 12-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Duke2.6
This thread is five years old, but to answer the...

This thread is five years old, but to answer the latest question camber and caster are adjusted on 124/201 models with the "cam bolts" that attach the control arms to the chassis. These cars are a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Duke2.6
So the HC at idle is in the 250 ppm range? I...

So the HC at idle is in the 250 ppm range? I recall that before ASM the HC limit at idle speed was about 100 ppm, so your car would bust the old two-speed test even though it has decent margin on...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Duke2.6
What was the speed and load conditions for this...

What was the speed and load conditions for this test? I assume your emission test was ASM. What were the numbers?

Duke
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Duke2.6
Bleeding from the RH caliper worked for me. I...

Bleeding from the RH caliper worked for me. I removed the slave when the clutch began to drag and found the end of the pushrod mushroomed.

You said:

" I opened both bleeders and pumped the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Duke2.6
On USA models all the cold start enhancements are...

On USA models all the cold start enhancements are in the "E" part of the KE system, and the ECU receives power from Overvoltage Protection Relay. This also powers the ABS system, and if the OVP...
Forum: Tech Help 07-24-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Duke2.6
I spent a couple of weeks driving a CLA 250 a few...

I spent a couple of weeks driving a CLA 250 a few years ago. The thing rode like an empty dump truck and the transmission took forever to find a gear if you needed quick acceleration from a moderate...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,377
Posted By Duke2.6
Overvoltage can damage electronics. Rig up a...

Overvoltage can damage electronics. Rig up a high quality voltmeter so you can read it from the driver's seat while driving. Voltage should not exceed 14.5, even momentarily.

Duke
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Duke2.6
The link in my "favorites" is as follows: ...

The link in my "favorites" is as follows:

Tech Help - PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/)

It takes me directly to the shopforum/tech-help home page...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Duke2.6
Detonation depends on both CR and combustion...

Detonation depends on both CR and combustion chamber geometry (and other issues such as inlet air temperature/pressure and coolant temperature), plus different manufacturers have different...
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Duke2.6
I assume the NGK plugs you installed are TR5. ...

I assume the NGK plugs you installed are TR5. Those are resistor types. The original Bosch non-resistor H9DCO or H9DC are tough to find. Resistor type plugs cause a slight idle roughness due to...
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Duke2.6
The clutch system can be tough to fill from the...

The clutch system can be tough to fill from the top. When I replaced the clutch slave cylinder on my W201 a few years ago I filled it by opening up the slave bleeder valve a half turn and connected a...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Duke2.6
It's not a collapsed hydraulic adjuster. That...

It's not a collapsed hydraulic adjuster. That happened to my erstwhile '84 190E 2.3. It made a continuous clacking noise, and I knew what it was right away because I was familiar with the design. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Duke2.6
There's a simple on-the-car test for the fuel...

There's a simple on-the-car test for the fuel accumulator. Search for THREADS started by me. There may be two on this subject one on the FA test and the other reports the results with photos from...
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Duke2.6
You don't need an expensive "synthetic" 75W-90...

You don't need an expensive "synthetic" 75W-90 GL-5. Any 80W-90 GL-5 is just fine. Brand makes no difference. Just make sure the label includes the API "donut" with SAE 80W-90 GL-5 spelled out. DO...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Duke2.6
Most likely the steering damper has failed. This...

Most likely the steering damper has failed. This first time this happened to my '88 190E 2.6 about 20 years ago the front end went into a shimmy the likes of which I have never experienced before. ...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Duke2.6
I haven't confirmed anything, but so far testing...

I haven't confirmed anything, but so far testing has not revealed the source of the water intrusion and I continue to monitor.

The rear access panel has a built-in vent - a square vertical passage...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Duke2.6
UPDATE: We've had very little rain in SoCal...

UPDATE: We've had very little rain in SoCal since the Christmas night downpour although the overnight low temp usually drops below the dew point, and since I sponged out the water at the bottom of...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Duke2.6
It would help if you would be more specific about...

It would help if you would be more specific about "overheating". I'm not familiar with your year/model or fan setup, but on my '88 the clutch fan does not engage until about 100C and the auxiliary...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Duke2.6
Thanks very much for the IPB. That will be very...

Thanks very much for the IPB. That will be very helpful.

I'm getting both condensation inside the lens overnight when the temperature drops below the dew point, and a greater amount of water...
Forum: Tech Help 01-01-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Duke2.6
I'm "hoping" to solve the problem without...

I'm "hoping" to solve the problem without removing the housings from the car, but will remove them if necessary. Even covering the housings with plastic, moisture intruded and condensed on the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Duke2.6
Euro headlamp water intrusion issue

Water is intruding into the European headlights on my '88 190E 2.6. The glass lens appears to be bonded to a plastic frame that clips to the main housing (with a gasket I assume) and I suspect it is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Duke2.6
In another nearby thread he said it's a '89 300...

In another nearby thread he said it's a '89 300 TE, but it certainly helps to state the year, model, and engine every time you start a thread.

From the description it sounds like the engine is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Duke2.6
Isn't that car still on warranty? If the...

Isn't that car still on warranty? If the condenser failed it should be warranty work, physical damage, no.

Duke
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Duke2.6
Hot or cold start? Had a similar issue with my...

Hot or cold start? Had a similar issue with my 190E 2.6, both cold and hot. Cranking speed was on the slow side, and I knew the battery was weak. It was a 17-year old Johnson Controls 26R that I had...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Duke2.6
I've been storing cars including my '88 190E...

I've been storing cars including my '88 190E 5-speed for six to eighteen months for over 30 years. Prior to storage I fill the fuel tank, change the oil, set TP at or near the maximum placarded on...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Duke2.6
It's probably okay to let the fuel system work,...

It's probably okay to let the fuel system work, but to be safe remove the fuel pump relay... much easier than messing with fuel lines.

Still not much to go on regarding symptoms. Doing a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Duke2.6
Are you talking cold or hot idle? Does it surge...

Are you talking cold or hot idle? Does it surge all the time or just intermittently? Manual or auto trans? If an auto does it surge both in Drive and N or P or just on one or the other? More...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Duke2.6
Compression tests should be done with the engine...

Compression tests should be done with the engine "hot", and the throttle should be blocked wide open, so I suggest you redo it properly. The absolute numbers are not as important as the variation...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,267
Posted By Duke2.6
It sounds like you had an acceleration simulation...

It sounds like you had an acceleration simulation mode (ASM) test, but apparently there are still some areas in CA that just do the old two speed, no load test at idle and 2500 as reported in the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Duke2.6
Okay, I understand, now. I believe the ignition...

Okay, I understand, now. I believe the ignition system in your V-8 is essentially the same architecture as my '88 M103 inline six.

There is a switch on the KE throttle body shaft that sends a...
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