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Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,685
Posted By John H
The black particles are bacteria and/or mold. As...

The black particles are bacteria and/or mold. As odd as it seems, organisms can live in the water droplets in the diesel. While I do not have a diesel in my Benz, I do have one in my sailboat (48hp...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By John H
Thanks for all the help especially Raymond! ...

Thanks for all the help especially Raymond!

The changer was set for horizontal and I was able to switch it to vertical.

John H
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 09-30-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,914
Posted By John H
I had similar low speed issues smoging my 300e. ...

I had similar low speed issues smoging my 300e.

After spending way too much money with other shops, Randall Bros. in Novato adjusted the Lambda and the car passed. They can be reached at...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-29-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By John H
Thanks for the reply Raymond! I don't know...

Thanks for the reply Raymond!

I don't know what the acronyms you refer to are but the car is an '01 E55 with the Bose system. My understanding is that this system uses fiber.

John H
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-28-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By John H
CD changer skips on rough roads

The factory CD changer in my 2001 skips quit a bit - maybe 3-5 times per song. Is this a known issue? Is there any area (wiring, mount, etc) in particular I should look into? If it's the changer are...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-26-2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By John H
You do not need to remove the sides of the...

You do not need to remove the sides of the console!!

I'm no stereo expert. I can only tell you how my aftermarket unit is installed in my 300e (which is for sale - see classifieds). On my Sony...
Forum: General Information 09-25-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 89,692
Posted By John H
1986 300E Lowered

1986 300E.
Lowered
240k miles.
Lowered with H&R springs.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,185
Posted By John H
Lowered 1986 300E

1986 300E. Runs like a champ w/240k miles. Lowered with H&R springs (paid $300) and has Bilstein Sport shocks (paid $650) designed for lowered cars. I also put on the 92/94 8-hole factory wheels...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-16-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By John H
I've got a set of stock 300e springs to unload...

I've got a set of stock 300e springs to unload too. PM me if interested.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-13-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By John H
I've got a 300e and I put an 8" amplified Bazooka...

I've got a 300e and I put an 8" amplified Bazooka in the back seat foot well on the driver's side. Seemed like the simplest solution and still have decent bass in the cabin, not the trunk. I can...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By John H
Thanks for all the tips! I thought of going...

Thanks for all the tips!

I thought of going with an easy-out and will buy the correct size and try this next. A torx is out as there is not enough room to swing a hammer due to the AC condenser...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By John H
I'm in the midst of changing out my fan clutch on...

I'm in the midst of changing out my fan clutch on a 300e.

I pulled the radiator to make the job a bit easier. Made a tool to hold the pulley that worked great. Unfortunately I ended up rounding...
Forum: Tech Help 12-07-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By John H
e430 sport 4matic?

Just saw an ad for a 2002 e430 sport 4-matic. I've been wanting a sport. Was it even possible to get a 4-matic with the sport option?
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By John H
Fuel issue on 300e

My 86 300e with 205k miles did not pass CA smog. The HC are 130ppm and the limit is 100ppm. Not too far off so I brought the car to my mech to adjust since this is outside my R&R capabilities.

He...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,365
Posted By John H
Dead on

Wow, My 300e began to run rough and the anti lock light came on. I did an archive search for "antilock idle" and bam. Found this thread, got the OVP relay locally within 12 hours, and I back on the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
O2

Duke

Thanks for the follow-up!

Yes, the O2 is measured down to hundreths. I be happy to fax the before and after results to you.
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Well, the car finally passed smog but not by...

Well, the car finally passed smog but not by much. My mech fooled around with it for an hour on Sat. and I watched. What seems to help the most was a hot cat.

If you recall, I replaced the cat...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Hey Mr. CJ To answer quour q's: 1) Idle...

Hey Mr. CJ

To answer quour q's:

1) Idle quality is better than most 300e's, but like all that I've seen idle is better when the motor is cold.

2) CO will be done this week

3) Ne O2 senson...
Forum: Tech Help 10-12-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Duke The shelby is an ex-drag car (tubbed,...

Duke

The shelby is an ex-drag car (tubbed, no-shock towers) that I'm converting to an "open track" car to run local shelby events. Sears Point is my home track (ten minutes away) but I'd love to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2003, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Well, with a tune and a new cat I'm almost there....

Well, with a tune and a new cat I'm almost there. Here's the new #'s

15 MPH

CO2 - 14.2
HC - 132 (126 max) failed
CO - 0.9 (0.79 max) failed
NO - 305 (1316 max)
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2003, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
My measured 02 was 0.00% for both the 15 and 25...

My measured 02 was 0.00% for both the 15 and 25 MPH tests. I assumed by being zero they weren't taking a reading. The mech said the pre-cats are not comming up to temp and are likely non-functioning...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Just spoke to the mech. O2 sensor was within spec.

Just spoke to the mech. O2 sensor was within spec.
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Thanks again Duke! The car has 175k and I...

Thanks again Duke!

The car has 175k and I replaced the O2 sensor about 2 years ago with a factory part. I'll try your suggestions (even pray for rain) and let you know how it turns out!
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By John H
more

Oops! Ignore this post!
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
More facts

Thanks for the input Duke!

I believe the cats were hot as I did drive on the fwy and the aux fan kicked on when I was at the shop (turns out the AC was on when they ran the test - could that have...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2003, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By John H
Smog help needed for '86 300E

On Oct 1, 2003 N. CA implemented smog testing on the dyno. Seems I'm one of the 'unlucky' first ones whose car wont pass the new requirements. The system is so new that none of the three smog...
Forum: Tech Help 02-09-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By John H
300E Tranny Question

I've finally tracked down the source of the leak in the transmission of my 300E. It is comming from a large (1.5") cap with 12mm Allen on the side. It is on drivers side forward of the linkage.

My...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2001, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By John H
Thanks!

Thanks guys. Sounds like it's not worth paying much extra for a "special edition"

John H
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-21-2001, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By John H
I have a set of 1990 to 1993 300e wheels

I have a set of the latter version 15 hole wheels. I believe they were used up until 1992 or 1993. They have the usual minor curb scrapes and the finish is average to above average. I just sold a set...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2001, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By John H
Talking What's special about a E420 "special edition"

I've been thinking of trading up from my 300e (is there any other direction to go?). The 300e is great (I put in stiffer springs & sport shocks) but too slow for my liking (see my signature below).
...
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