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Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for all of the replies. I have had to put...

Thanks for all of the replies. I have had to put this on a back burner for a bit - hope to get back to it soon. Fluid is fairly new, clean. All of the brakes seem to be sticking pretty badly. ...
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 300SEL - clunking when shifting out of drive

Hi all. I am wanting to get my '88 back on the road, but it hasn't been driven much over the last couple of years (other than moving around the driveway every couple of weeks) and while it will...
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for the information! I will try that as...

Thanks for the information! I will try that as soon as possible to see if that will solve the problem.

Sugar Bear - does it matter which bleeder screw is opened?
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By 86560SEL
1988 300SEL - sticky brake calipers

My '88 300SEL has been mostly setting around since May of 2017 when my mother bought a brand new car and gave the old beast back to me. I have only started it every 1-2 weeks and let it run and move...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 86560SEL
I guess I will just have to remove the panel and...

I guess I will just have to remove the panel and see what is going on. Must be an uncommon issue.
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 86560SEL
Maybe a mouse or a mouse nest? The car has not...

Maybe a mouse or a mouse nest? The car has not been driven on the road over the last several months, but I have been starting it up every week or so and let it run for awhile and move it about the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 86560SEL
W126 blower motor squealing

My W126 (1988) has been setting quite a bit lately, but I have been starting it and letting it run for about 10-15 minutes per week and moving it about the driveway, but on Sunday afternoon I turned...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By 86560SEL
Did you have any luck with this? My W126...

Did you have any luck with this?

My W126 (1988) has been setting quite a bit lately, but I have been starting it and letting it run for about 10-15 minutes per week and moving it about the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 40,268
Posted By 86560SEL
That is what I was thinking as well. lol. I...

That is what I was thinking as well. lol. I thought it looked familiar.

Well I had to sell my '93 400SEL. It was a super nice car, 1-former owner, super well maintained/garaged. I absolutely...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By 86560SEL
Sticking left rear caliper - '88 300SEL

Hi all,

Since I got my old '88 300SEL back from my mother when she bought a brand new car, I haven't driven it much and have really neglected her. Too many cars, not enough time. Bad excuse I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By 86560SEL
Hmm... I do not see one with a red top on mine. ...

Hmm... I do not see one with a red top on mine. I snapped this pic of mine this evening... is this it?

https://s5.postimg.cc/igks7cptv/20180510_192133_resized_-_Copy.jpg...
Forum: Tech Help 05-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for the replies! Will try replacing...

Thanks for the replies!

Will try replacing the OVP relay and see what happens with the ABS light/stalling.

I will do some research on the EGR valve to see where it is located on these. Shew...
Forum: Tech Help 05-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 300SEL stalled when started to stop on the road... also ABS question.

Hi all,

Still have my old trusty '88 300SEL that has been mine for about 11 years now. It was my moms car for about 4 years, but she has since bought a new car and gave the MB back to me. I have...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for the replies. I may go ahead and...

Thanks for the replies.

I may go ahead and order the part and get my mechanic to check it/replace it. I was thinking that if it was clanking, it may be cracked/worn. I am not familiar with the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By 86560SEL
(and I just hit 3000 posts. :) )

(and I just hit 3000 posts. :) )
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By 86560SEL
Flex joint (W126) - inspection?

Hi all,

Now that my mom got a brand new SUV, I got my '88 300SEL back. :) It will be an extra car for me and I am trying to get it back up to par.

I need new ball joints and a LF wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
Problem seems to be solved...

Thanks for the additional replies!!!

Well we aren't getting rid of it, if she ever wants to sell it, I am going to buy it back. It took me years to find a 300SEL and only let her have this one at...
Forum: Tech Help 01-01-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks. I will look at some of the connections...

Thanks. I will look at some of the connections tomorrow. I am not much of a mechanic and my dad is a disabled veteran and cannot do much like he used to, so we will probably have to end up taking...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
It is actually 5 weeks old (alternator that is). ...

It is actually 5 weeks old (alternator that is). My dad had to replace it when the battery light came on and the car kept trying to stall. He had the alternator tested and they said it was bad, so...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks! Now just have to figure out where on...

Thanks!

Now just have to figure out where on the car it is. Time to go give it a good look over I guess. I read somewhere that it is built into the alternator on this car, but the alternator is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks! Is there a way to "check" the...

Thanks!

Is there a way to "check" the voltage regulator on these, or should we just replace it? Also dumb question, where is it located on a '88 300SEL? I drove the car the other evening......
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks so much for the replies. As far as...

Thanks so much for the replies.

As far as the way the battery was being connected during the boost, I am not sure how he hooked it up, I will ask him later.

Yes, he said the entire car went...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By 86560SEL
I imagine you have already checked for any fuses...

I imagine you have already checked for any fuses that may be blown? Alot of strange things sometimes happen to some cars when they are boosted off (and to the ones doing the boosting).

Good...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,222
Posted By 86560SEL
I had 293,000 on my '85 380SE with the odometer...

I had 293,000 on my '85 380SE with the odometer still clicking when I sold it... she started to have a faint knock, but I was still driving her everyday. lol.

I bought my '88 300SEL in 2007 with...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By 86560SEL
I agree. Our '88 300SEL (3.0L I6) had a leak...

I agree. Our '88 300SEL (3.0L I6) had a leak from the EHA valve and I bought one off of ebay for like $20.00 and it worked fine and it has for the last 4 years. The one for your model may be more $...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 300SEL - stalled and all went black the other night, then started back

Hi all,

Our trusty old '88 300SEL (that I bought 10 years ago that is now my moms car) has been amazingly trouble free over the last 10 years we have owned it, though she is starting to show her...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,361
Posted By 86560SEL
Wow, this is an old thread, I cannot believe it...

Wow, this is an old thread, I cannot believe it has been over 10 years since I originally posted this, but thought I would just share here instead of a new thread.

That '85 380SE is long gone. ...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By 86560SEL
Yes! Thanks!

Yes! Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for all of the replies. Thought I...

Thanks for all of the replies.

Thought I would update incase anyone else ever has the issue. It was a blown fuse. It appeared OK, but it wasn't. New fuse and all is well. :)
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By 86560SEL
Update - I looked at fuses again and #6 looks...

Update - I looked at fuses again and #6 looks flaky. I was told that could be problem. I am going to replace it tomorrow first and see what happens. Not sure why though it would cause the relay to...
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