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Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By bobs
Cool. Thanks guys! P.S. I'm a non-smoker,...

Cool. Thanks guys!

P.S. I'm a non-smoker, but I'll keep all the doors & windows open.
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By bobs
W140 Fuel Filter Question

This is kind of dumb I know, but I figure I'd better be safe than sorry...

I'm getting ready to swap the fuel filter on my '97 S420. At 155,000 miles, I don't think it's ever been changed so I...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By bobs
I'm a "snap to the cap" guy, but that's mainly...

I'm a "snap to the cap" guy, but that's mainly because the filter always comes out with the cap when I open it up.
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By bobs
OK, Tex. That was funny. :D Think I...

OK, Tex. That was funny. :D


Think I found the culprit. The little o-ring at the top of the dipstick was hard as a rock and basically crumbled to dust when I poked at it with a small...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By bobs
Rust on my dipstick

Hi all, the dipstick on my '97 S420 has developed a 2-inch long section of rust about halfway down it's length. I've removed it with a bit of sandpaper and some WD-40 but it keeps coming back.
...
Forum: Tech Help 09-16-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By bobs
Thanks, M.B.DOc. That's not the answer I was...

Thanks, M.B.DOc. That's not the answer I was looking for. :)

So it seems that I have my project for this weekend. I'll try and take it apart and see what I can do. If I mess it up it's no loss...
Forum: Tech Help 09-15-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By bobs
Need Advice on my Duo Valve

Hi all.

Recently the duo valve on my '97 S420 has been acting flaky. When I first start the car, everything works great. After I have driven for a while and then park briefly (think stopping...
Forum: Tech Help 04-08-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By bobs
Is it time to do my duovalve?

Hi everyone. '97 S420 here...

So it's been very warm in Richmond lately. I went to go pick my kids up from a class they were attending and while I was waiting I left my engine running to keep...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By bobs
I just did all four corners on my S420 and was...

I just did all four corners on my S420 and was surprised at how reasonable the prices at my local dealer were. Pads, rotors, and hoses were all within 5% - 10% of the internet retailers I checked. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By bobs
Sounds like your duovalve is in need of a...

Sounds like your duovalve is in need of a re-build or replacement. They go all the way hot when they fail.
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,385
Posted By bobs
Here's a photo DIY on how to get the pump off and...

Here's a photo DIY on how to get the pump off and overhaul it. It came from a W140 forum, but it is the same M119 engine you have in your car. I just replaced my pump using this procedure as a...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By bobs
Thanks for all the advice, guys. FYI, the rotor...

Thanks for all the advice, guys. FYI, the rotor was an M-B OE part that I installed. The other three rotors I installed at the same time are still working fine so I can't really blame the mechanic....
Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By bobs
Root cause of warped rotors?

So, for the second time in 5000 miles, my '97 S420 has warped its right front rotor. I know that the two most likely causes would be a sticking caliper or a collapsed rubber brake line, so my...
Forum: Tech Help 12-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By bobs
W140 evaporators are pretty cheap, but the labor...

W140 evaporators are pretty cheap, but the labor is what will kill you because you have to pretty much pull out the entire dash to get at it. I believe book time on the job is ~ 20 hours. All W140s...
Forum: Tech Help 12-17-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By bobs
Well, the car is my daily driver so I'm going to...

Well, the car is my daily driver so I'm going to take M.B. Doc's advice and just spring for a re-built pump.

Now, for my next question: Allpartsexpress shows two pumps that match my car. The...
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By bobs
Question Repair or Replace?

The power steering pump on my '97 S420 has started leaking. It looks like it's coming from the front shaft seal behind the belt pulley and I find myslef having to add a bit of fluid every week or...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,230
Posted By bobs
If I recall correctly, the M-B's official stance...

If I recall correctly, the M-B's official stance on the 722.6 it that you change the fluid once at 39,000 miles (60,000 km) and then it is sealed for life. Considering how much they cost to replace...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By bobs
Correct. The M119 only has 8 plugs.

Correct. The M119 only has 8 plugs.
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,219
Posted By bobs
I found the back brakes to actually be easier...

I found the back brakes to actually be easier than the fronts (on my W140 at least). Hopefully, it will be the same for you.
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By bobs
Loud Power Steering

Greetings all, last week I got back from a ~2,000 mile road trip. My '97 S420 ran like a champ the entire time, but a few days after I got back, I noticed that my power steering has become really...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By bobs
I don't think that is a powered mechanism, but I...

I don't think that is a powered mechanism, but I could be wrong. Anyway... Insert your key and turn it on (to unlock the steering), press the brake pedal, and then shift.

Sorry to hear your car...
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,063
Posted By bobs
Tracers, baby! :) ...

Tracers, baby! :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracer_ammunition
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,063
Posted By bobs
It was an incredibly dumb idea. The government...

It was an incredibly dumb idea. The government wasted $3,000,000,000 of our tax money on a program that had a negligible effect on either the environment or the economy. In this time when everyone...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,063
Posted By bobs
Sodium silicate is nasty stuff. At 210220 F...

Sodium silicate is nasty stuff. At 210220 F the sodium silicate loses water molecules to form a very powerful sealant that will not re-melt below 1500 F.

Ironically, some online resources list...
Forum: Tech Help 08-28-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By bobs
Sounds like you have a bad engine coolant...

Sounds like you have a bad engine coolant temperature sensor. When it goes bad, then engine management system goes into a fail safe mode and assumes the temperature is too hot, which means the aux...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,409
Posted By bobs
Sounds suspiciously like one or more of the...

Sounds suspiciously like one or more of the pressure sensors has stopped checking in. Although I'm not 100% certain, I believe you can use the screen to display the pressure in each tire. If you...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By bobs
Sounds (literally!) like you have a vacuum leak...

Sounds (literally!) like you have a vacuum leak in the actuator. If you hear it hissing, it's time to pull the door apart and fix it. P.S. Sooner or later the closing assist pump in the trunk is...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By bobs
My S420 periodically has a clack like that. I...

My S420 periodically has a clack like that. I did some very close listening and it turned out to be a cat-converter that was rattling. It might be worth a second look/listen.
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By bobs
+1 on that manual. Click this: ...

+1 on that manual.

Click this: htp://bayhas.com:8080/w140manu (http://bayhas.com:8080/w140manu)


:)
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By bobs
Sounds like your coolant temp sensor has gone...

Sounds like your coolant temp sensor has gone bad. If the engine management system can't get a reliable coolant temp, it goes into kind of a fail safe mode and kicks on the aux fans at high speed to...
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