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Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By MBeige
I have a dash cam, but instead of the clip-on I...

I have a dash cam, but instead of the clip-on I got a dedicated dash cam instead. Have it in my non-MB cars, but I move it to my MB when I drive it around (using the suction cup mount).

There are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By MBeige
If the connections are correct and replacing the...

If the connections are correct and replacing the wheel back to the hub activates the horns non-stop then it seems the problem is a bad horn pad switch.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By MBeige
Around 7 seconds, in an old dashcam vid I had...

Around 7 seconds, in an old dashcam vid I had trying to pass an inattentive motorist. So this was at 4th gear and with AC.

'83 300DT, ~250k miles.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By MBeige
The "city lights" are the equivalent of "park...

The "city lights" are the equivalent of "park lights" in North American (NAM) cars.

The OP's standing lamp functionality (two clicks left of center) is not differentiated between NAM cars and ROW...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By MBeige
If it fell off, it might be getting worn. There...

If it fell off, it might be getting worn. There is a p/n on it, order two and when you receive them, apply Aerospace 303 generously before reinstalling under front door on the rocker panel. You can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-18-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By MBeige
That's the first CA plate I've seen starting with...

That's the first CA plate I've seen starting with 8. The last 7's I've seen were already followed with Z so it was bound to happen soon.

I recall our late forum member Jim Baubel could figure out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-18-2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By MBeige
Part of me wants to say, "It's just a car" - but...

Part of me wants to say, "It's just a car" - but my enthusiast side also says "But it's a classic Mercedes-Benz!"

So to reconcile both, just say to yourself that, "It's just HIS (or her) car." -...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MBeige
Good advice. The HWC did try to fix the AC ($60),...

Good advice. The HWC did try to fix the AC ($60), but the original unit (1981) from our house combined with the inefficient original (single pane, barely sealing) windows was struggling to cope with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MBeige
I agree with getting home warranty after getting...

I agree with getting home warranty after getting a house, to cover items that wear out. This is true with houses that are older, or appliances which look older. Later on, save up and do it right....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By MBeige
That's a shame about the w123 mirror from Rik...

That's a shame about the w123 mirror from Rik (2phast). I guess I should have gotten another if I knew it was not going to get made for a long time.



The stalk is longer on the w126, and may...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By MBeige
I've had 2phast's mirror in my w123 for years,...

I've had 2phast's mirror in my w123 for years, and I highly recommend it if you want to "upgrade".

My reason for going this route was:

1. Looks OE
2. Has auto-dim and compass built-in (with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By MBeige
Plumb a vacuum line using your MightyVac on the...

Plumb a vacuum line using your MightyVac on the climate control line (green tube) then see which of the buttons causes the sound. If it's isolated to one function it's closer to that flap system, but...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-06-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By MBeige
No, they're not. Some turbo 300D's have a...

No, they're not. Some turbo 300D's have a different setup. I've tried swapping different lines before and they did not work. You need the correct setup for your vehicle.

As an example, 1234303929...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By MBeige
Congratulations! Is it a girl or a boy? ...

Congratulations! Is it a girl or a boy?

Kidding aside, when you said heartbeat sound I think of the heart valves opening and closing that make the rub-dup sounds. To me that sounds like you need...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By MBeige
Yes, I dropped it in the oil pressure gauge line....

Yes, I dropped it in the oil pressure gauge line. I don't think Teflon tape would have been needed.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By MBeige
You'll be okay, have fun and drive safe. I have...

You'll be okay, have fun and drive safe. I have installed the same item years ago and have never had any issues on long drives. Granted it's probably not the same long drives you are taking, but it's...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-09-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By MBeige
Most manual Foresters (SH chassis at least) are...

Most manual Foresters (SH chassis at least) are from the base or premium model or had very limited factory options. If you want some of the upgrades, be prepared to start from the basics and put them...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By MBeige
Unless you find a diesel with a low profile, you...

Unless you find a diesel with a low profile, you have very limited choices for a swap. Your best bet would be to get a gas/manual SH chassis Forester if you can forego the diesel engine (unless doing...
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,011
Posted By MBeige
It's difficult to say without removing the...

It's difficult to say without removing the lights, body cladding and rear bumper.

Most likely you'll have to remove them to pull the panel backwards, pound on the panel under the tail light (if...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By MBeige
Technically, no you cannot park in their reserved...

Technically, no you cannot park in their reserved spot because they do not recognize you as a valid person allowed to park in their spot. Would you allow somebody to park in your (newly finished)...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-02-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MBeige
If available, look up some YouTube repair vids on...

If available, look up some YouTube repair vids on his car's issues to see if there are any items to watch out for.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-29-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By MBeige
My mechanic says he left his old work because the...

My mechanic says he left his old work because the owner would swap parts from his customers' cars as part of the diagnosis or test, or actual repairs.

I hope your friend's situation fares better,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-29-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By MBeige
For a moment I thought we were talking about...

For a moment I thought we were talking about doctor fees.

But yeah, I'm not a fan of surprise fees either.
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By MBeige
The wiring on a US or NAM vehicle is different...

The wiring on a US or NAM vehicle is different than those in ROW (rest of world). The park lights are also the same in the turn signals (21W & 5W filaments). In the ROW, the wiring for the 5W is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-18-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By MBeige
It seems the w126 has a different design than the...

It seems the w126 has a different design than the w123 original strikers. Are the w126 compatible with the w123?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-16-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By MBeige
If you have relatives or friends who own a home...

If you have relatives or friends who own a home and you won't have any legal issues parking in their property, that would be the better solution even if it is a bit farther away.

How long do you...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 06-14-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By MBeige
Colors appear different in various external light...

Colors appear different in various external light sources. Fluorescent gives it a "cooler" effect (more blue, less red/warmth) whereas incandescent typically gives it a "warmer" color. This, and the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-08-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By MBeige
Have it documented in writing. Mark your name on...

Have it documented in writing. Mark your name on the tools just the same. Keep photographs of the tools if needed (and include it as part of the contract).
Forum: Tech Help 05-07-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By MBeige
The North American spec lights have the turn...

The North American spec lights have the turn signal lamps act as side markers when park lights are engaged. The European or rest of world market uses "city" lights inside the H4 reflector housing...
Forum: Featured Cars 05-06-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,083
Posted By MBeige
I just completed my build of the Lego...

I just completed my build of the Lego Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3425 (https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Mercedes-Benz-Arocs-3245-42043), here it is with the Lego Unimog U400.
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