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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Randy
2005 E320CDI Turbo Press Hi/Lo Code

Hi, still experimenting with this fine car, 181K very happy miles. Last weekend in the Ozarks, she would set the CE lamp intermittently, and seem to be a little low on low-end torque; fine on reset....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Randy
No, it has never worked; I replaced a failed...

No, it has never worked; I replaced a failed sensor while I was replacing the water pump. I am convinced I got a sensor for a gasoline car by mistake so I have ordered another.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Randy
Sensor failed about 1 1/2 years ago so I replaced...

Sensor failed about 1 1/2 years ago so I replaced it. Failed again a couple weeks ago. I noticed the new one I installed (ordered fromPeach) was USA-made and had 1 digit different from the one I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Randy
Recall that I changed the manifold pressore...

Recall that I changed the manifold pressore sensor. Perhaps the replacement sensor is wrong?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Randy
Hose is connected and seems in fine condition....

Hose is connected and seems in fine condition. Also, as the code sets before the engine is started, I suspect harness/connector/ end device issue.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Randy
2005 E320CDI Post-Water-Pump Code

Hi, just finished changing the water pump, belt, idlers, tensioner, and hoses. Also replaced the manifold pressure sensor (again). When I started the engine for post-repair checks, I found CHECK...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Randy
I tackled the water pump today with the...

I tackled the water pump today with the reinforcements provided by Greg. I agree it is doable, but it sure isn't a '52 Chevrolet... One thing I did differently: I removed the air cleaner box and the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Randy
Thanks, Friends!

Thanks, Friends!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-01-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By Randy
Thatís from the original induction hardening of...

Thatís from the original induction hardening of the journals. The crank in my 2005 CDI looks the same
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-01-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By Randy
Thatís from the original induction hardening of...

Thatís from the original induction hardening of the journals. Tge crank in my 2005 CDI looks the same.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Randy
2005 E320 CDI Water Pump Replacement

Is this as straightforward as it appears? About to tackle mine: Car has 179,000 miles and just made a giant coolant puddle in the garage.
What a good car this has been, btw!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Randy
Thanks; I buy filters at the dealer and all I see...

Thanks; I buy filters at the dealer and all I see is the typical pleated media.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Randy
2005 E320 CDI Fleece Oil Filter

Reading the maintenance pamphlet this morning, to be certain I got the correct oil and filter. Is states to use nothing but a fleece filter, otherwise the (lexpired years ago) warrantly will be void....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-20-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Randy
I bought the transmission dipstick tool from...

I bought the transmission dipstick tool from Peach; not certain I understand what the correct level will be. The graduations appear to be in cm. Does anyone know what the correct oil level indication...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-15-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Randy
2005 E320 CDI Trans Filter Change

Hi, the tech article is helpful but does not elaborate on installation of the six pan bolts. Dealer provided new ones because the old ones are not recommended to be reused. What is the torque?
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Randy
No, of course not. Any time a code is set the OBD...

No, of course not. Any time a code is set the OBD system records a snapshot of engine parameters. When this code set, it recorded the boost pressure in excess of 12,000 psi, which is obviously...
Forum: Tech Help 03-17-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Randy
Think I got it: looked at the snapshot ofvthe...

Think I got it: looked at the snapshot ofvthe operating parameters saved when the code was set and all looked normal but the manifold pressure reading at just over 12,000 PSI. I call a faulty...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Randy
Anything?

Anything?
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Randy
I cleared the code and it reset after a couple of...

I cleared the code and it reset after a couple of days. This was during very easy driving at less than 50 MPH. As the car is never pushed very much, I wonder if a pressure sensor might be failing, or...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Randy
Problem Solved! The sound was coming from the...

Problem Solved! The sound was coming from the area in the trunk, on the driver's side behind the fuse bod: some sort of hard drive or similar device. I pulled two fuses and left them out overnight,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Randy
2005 E320CDI Code Set

"Supercharger/Turbocharger Overboost Condition". Car is performing perfectly otherwise and has 168,000 miles. Please advise.
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Randy
I love my E-class; best Car I've ever owned. I...

I love my E-class; best Car I've ever owned. I hope it's back to normal for a while now. Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Randy
It's a Miracle! '05 E320 CDI has a Radio Again!

This afternoon when I got home from work, the battery in the '05 was completely dead, so whatever was running this morning had exhausted it.
I put the charger on. I removed Fuse 6 from the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Randy
What is it's purpose? Should it be running after...

What is it's purpose? Should it be running after the Car has been idle all night? Note that my Car is pretty-much the base car: no navigation system, no super seats.
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Randy
'05 E320CDI: Something's Running

I can hear it this morning in the garage, like a tiny motor running, barely. Seems to be in the rear or underneath the rear of the car. The check engine illuminated yesterday, although performance...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Randy
'05 E320 Radio Dead Update

The tech article cited was exceptional; however my display seems to be working, but not the radio itself. My car has the base radio and CD player, not the navigation system.
Isn't the actual radio...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Randy
Thanks a bunch!

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Randy
2005 E320 Dead Radio

Hi, got in my Car this morning, started down the road and...no radio. Typically when I turn it on, the bezel surrounding the power button illuminates red; now, nothing except the Mercedes-Benz and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-21-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,464
Posted By Randy
Temporary Spare Failure '05 E320

My '05 E320CDI had a flat tire, and out comes the t-spare. Unfortunately the valve stem on the T-Tire split in a few miles and it went flat as well. I will omit the rest of that story.
Problem is:...
Forum: Tech Help 10-12-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Randy
I recall there was an OEM condenser for the later...

I recall there was an OEM condenser for the later W126 designed for R134-A. I used to have a part number but I gave up on my Air conditioning ever working effectively again so I did not pursue it.
I...
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