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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-07-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,546
Posted By KarTek
I just wanted to say this is a very cool project!...

I just wanted to say this is a very cool project! I have a fair understanding of what you're doing but not down to the bit/byte level.

Fascinating, at any rate even if I don't fully understand it.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-06-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By KarTek
W211 E63 replacement syspension bushings?

Guys,


I'm looking at replacing the bushings all around on this car since it's 11 years old and has a little "twitch" in the rear end every time I hit a small bump in the road, which seems...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-08-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By KarTek
Sounds like how I'm thinking. I'm not going to...

Sounds like how I'm thinking. I'm not going to go nuts with this engine, just want it smooth and reliable so I'd say:

1. Stock M159 lifters.
2. Stock replacement cam(s) if needed.
3. Updated...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-07-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By KarTek
M156 head work, parts suppliers.

Guys,


So I've been researching potential problems with the M156 in my 08 E63. The serial number is low enough where it has all of the bad parts, lifters, head bolts, etc...


Looking for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,385
Posted By KarTek
These cars also have BAS which tries to floor the...

These cars also have BAS which tries to floor the brake pedal on your behalf if it thinks you're trying to stop quickly but not doing a good enough job of pressing the pedal on your own.

This has...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,385
Posted By KarTek
This happened to me with my truck. I replaced...

This happened to me with my truck. I replaced brake pads, bled the system properly and went on my merry way, brakes working perfectly.

Fast forward a couple weeks and the brakes totally failed,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By KarTek
Thank you all for the great suggestions! I'm...

Thank you all for the great suggestions! I'm planning on pulling the rocker covers and replacing the gasket/o-rings anyway as well as verify if this engine has the updated head bolts.

The engine...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-21-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By KarTek
Hey TC, I see you on FB from time to time... :)

Hey TC, I see you on FB from time to time... :)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By KarTek
2008 AMG E63 New Owner Jitters

Guys,


Just picked up this 2008 E63, it's been great so far and seems like it was well cared for but I hear some unfamiliar noises and smell some familiar smells that need some clarification.

...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By KarTek
So, letting the shock internals be the stop on...

So, letting the shock internals be the stop on compression is definitely a bad idea.

Isn't the shock limiting extension a fairly normal practice since the shock is actually retarding the movement...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-23-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By KarTek
Shock Absorber Question for You Jeanius' Out There

Folks,

I was wondering, out of curiosity, do regular shocks have any internal bump stops in the compression and rebound direction?

Most vehicles I've seen, have compression bump stops on the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By KarTek
I'll go a different direction here. I have had...

I'll go a different direction here. I have had the following, either personally or driven for work:

1990 Chevy Cheyenne - 5.7l, auto - Plenty of power, dependable, basic truck. Full sized but a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,974
Posted By KarTek
Considering Purchasing a '99 SLK 230. Any Concerns?

Guys,

Looking at a local '99 SLK230, the one with the supercharged 4 cylinder, 5sp transmission.

Any particular concerns with this model? Top works OK or prone to breakage?

I did some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,894
Posted By KarTek
The EGR line is simple, it runs from the EGR...

The EGR line is simple, it runs from the EGR modulator to the EGR "mixing chamber" in the intake. The other end runs down to a "Y" in the vacuum lines under/near the brake vacuum booster.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By KarTek
The '99's also have a different 3rd brake light. ...

The '99's also have a different 3rd brake light. The '98's and earlier have the more square-ish assembly that gets roasted by the sun and cracks... :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By KarTek
It's just snapped on, no tricks. I usually just...

It's just snapped on, no tricks. I usually just pull and wiggle the connector back and forth until it comes off.

Take care when you're pulling that: 1. You're not pulling so hard that your hand...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By KarTek
This is the exact, and I mean EXACT thing that...

This is the exact, and I mean EXACT thing that happened to my car, right down to the JB welded bolt in the GP hole.

I have the complete Time-Sert kit to repair it, including the inserts and the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By KarTek
Definitely nicer interior, although I can't stand...

Definitely nicer interior, although I can't stand the current trend of placing the display on a pod like an afterthought rather than integrated into the dash smoothly.

Also, some nice engine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By KarTek
I have autocrossed my car and I distinctly...

I have autocrossed my car and I distinctly remember being able to load up the engine with the brake applied prior to launching onto the course.

I think there's a procedure to it, something along...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-09-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By KarTek
Wow, it's a Nissan Frontier with different bed...

Wow, it's a Nissan Frontier with different bed and front sheet metal!
Forum: Events & Gatherings 08-08-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 107,722
Posted By KarTek
Not me, unfortunately. Will be in Florida at a...

Not me, unfortunately. Will be in Florida at a wedding.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By KarTek
Cool, will be interested to hear how it goes. ...

Cool, will be interested to hear how it goes.

Sorry to hear about your experience with Rocketchip. I kind of understand the situation with small business owners. You can be a genius in one area...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-19-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By KarTek
Part of the normal noises from the engine...

Part of the normal noises from the engine preparing to start is a "click" from the SOV and a sort of "tok" sound from the fuel rack cycling and releasing.

These sounds may be almost simultaneous...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-15-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By KarTek
Not sure if it applies to what you're doing but...

Not sure if it applies to what you're doing but my Mity Vac has a reservoir made out of a Mason jar to keep fluid separate from the vacuum.

It came with the plastic adapter plate, I just provided...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By KarTek
I'm trying to help my cousins get rid of...

I'm trying to help my cousins get rid of household items after the passing of a relative. This is a cheapy wal mart bike and it certainly won't get any more valuable with age but it's literally...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By KarTek
OK, so if I paid $80 for a kids bike, the most I...

OK, so if I paid $80 for a kids bike, the most I can expect someone would want to pay privately is about $60?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By KarTek
Question about selling brand new items privately.

Guys, this is the abbreviated version since I lost the entire detailed post when my browser closed the previous page.


How much should I expect to charge for a brand new, recently purchased...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By KarTek
Sounds like injectors need to be rebuilt. Poor...

Sounds like injectors need to be rebuilt. Poor atomization.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,376
Posted By KarTek
It'll run just fine without the intake in place. ...

It'll run just fine without the intake in place. Just noisier, intake sucking sounds, etc... but the engine won't know the difference.

Take care as there will be 12 little mouths trying to suck...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-23-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By KarTek
I have 7 or so hives, best of both worlds - I...

I have 7 or so hives, best of both worlds - I don't own them or care for them but they're on my property. Beekeeper pays "rent" for the space in the form of free honey!
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