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Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 07-29-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Brian77
#$@!$% Someone Ran Into My e420

Hi,

An a**h*** recently ran into my car (1994 e420) while parked on the street. Of course, in addition to his or her lack of driving skills, it does not appear that the few brain cells that this...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Brian77
My apologies--didn't mean to scare you. No,...

My apologies--didn't mean to scare you. No, overall, these cars are pretty reliable. I drive my '94 daily. However, I think that expecting any 20 year old car to be bulletproof at this point may be...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Brian77
Having had a 1993 300e 3.2 and currently driving...

Having had a 1993 300e 3.2 and currently driving a 1994 e420, I can speak a bit on this subject from experience. When I bought my 1993 about 10 years ago, I was not part of this forum. Had I been,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Brian77
WTB: e420 Muffler

Greetings,

My '94 e420 center and rear muffler are getting to the end of their usable life. It appears that the least expensive rear muffler is over $400.00. Anyone who happens to have a spare...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brian77
As an update, the dealer confirmed that the wrong...

As an update, the dealer confirmed that the wrong parts were ordered and, in fact, there is only one trim strip that goes under windshield from MY '94 cars. New part on order.

Also, apparently,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brian77
Here are some photos of the cowl in its current...

Here are some photos of the cowl in its current terrible state. I also took pictures of the newly installed wiper and the old part. The parts ordered by the dealer are the 2 strips pictured in my...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brian77
Thanks, everyone, for their input. I was aware...

Thanks, everyone, for their input. I was aware that my car has the cabin filter and that the cowl design changed. It seems that sometimes Mercedes changes the design of a part long after a car has...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brian77
w124 Cowl Trim - Did Parts Change?

Hi,

Well, nothing seems easy. The monowiper in my '94 e420 was experiencing difficulties, so I sourced one from a 1990 w124. My mechanic installed it but appears to have accidentally discarded...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Brian77
I just solved the same problem in my '94 e420...

I just solved the same problem in my '94 e420 that I have had for a few months. Car would start fine but then develop a ticking noise after fully warmed. Changed the plastic camshaft oil tubes...
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,550
Posted By Brian77
w124 Air Bag Removal?

Hi,

I need to replace the combination stalk on my '94 E420 (w124) which requires removal of the driver's side air bag. I have read various posts that range from advising never to touch it...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Brian77
I had a 5.0L engine in my '06 CLK, and it was a...

I had a 5.0L engine in my '06 CLK, and it was a great car. IMO, you should search for either an older or newer car versus '00-'01, especially as the S-Class first arrived here for MY '00 and that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By Brian77
FS: 1977 280SE (88K miles) Delaware - $5,900

No affiliation. Appears to be an estate sale. IMO, price is high, but car seems nice if mileage is correct.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/ctd/3175224721.html...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By Brian77
Hey, thanks for your input. Gerry's idea was...

Hey, thanks for your input. Gerry's idea was great--I signed up for the 500e forum and was able to access all of the pictures for the location of the label. I was looking in the wrong location. ...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By Brian77
'94 E420-Original Wiring Harness?

Hello, I have a '94 E420. How do I determine if the car has its original upper wiring harness? I carefully slliced into the outer fabric coating and the insulation appears to be intact. However, I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-05-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Brian77
1980 300D - $1200 (Wilmington, DE)

Craigslist ad. No affiliation. Seller mentions a few problems with the vehicle but appears pretty nice for the price.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/2941394462.html...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,357
Posted By Brian77
It must have started off by my stupidity of...

It must have started off by my stupidity of having to do the same job 3 times to (hopefully) get it right :D.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,357
Posted By Brian77
Valve Adjustment 300SD - Has This Ever Happened?

In my effort to give my '85 SD some assistance with winter starting and better idling when cold (and to prevent another air cleaner mount bracket from cracking), in addition to new motor mounts and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By Brian77
300SD Exhaust Manifold Gasket #$!@?$

There are relatively few threads about this repair. I am in the process of replacing mine on my '85 300sd due to fumes in the cabin, the sound of a leak in that area and an oil leak. I did not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,243
Posted By Brian77
w126 Center Pod Replacement

I dealt with this issue a few years ago when my car would not shut off due to a vacuum leak. I ended up going ahead and replacing all of the vaccum pods. I removed pretty much the entire center...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Brian77
2001 C320 - Run Away

I would run away from this year of vehicle. About 5 years ago, I bought a certified pre-owned C320 2002 w/32K, and it was the worst vehicle I ever owned. I rid myself of it after 2 years. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-12-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By Brian77
WTB: w126 Black Leather Seat Cover

Hi,

Looking for a driver's bottom seat cover for my '85 300SD and passenger side seat switch. Black leather. Seat is starting to split along bottom seam and do not want to invest well over $1K...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By Brian77
RE: 300SD Exhaust

I have an Ansa front pipe (from turbo to center exhaust) and Borla center exhaust on my '85 300SD. The Borla center piece looks like it is around $300 for the part. The center piece has 2 resonators....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-26-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brian77
300SDL

If you intend on keeping the car and can live with the bad paint, it sounds like a deal, even with the head issues. However, if the clearcoat is peeling, it is not a cheap job to strip the car and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,129
Posted By Brian77
Oops!

About 5 years ago, I was trying to replace the motor mounts in my 240D. I needed to jack the motor slightly to the right. I was in a hurry and put a bottle jack next to the injection pump. Well,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-26-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Brian77
85 300SD Intermittent Heat

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The heat has miraculously cured itself and seems to function fine. Which leads me to think that it is something to do with the CCU. The problem was that when I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-22-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Brian77
'85 300SD Climate Control - Intermittent Heat

Hello,

The problem with my climate control started just this evening in my '85 SD. I cannot operate the blower motor for the heat unless I first push the defrost button. Heat will blow thru...
Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,817
Posted By Brian77
I definitely agree that MB quality has improved...

I definitely agree that MB quality has improved with respect to mechanical and electrical reliability from, say, about 7-10 years ago. I had many issues with my 2002, which had less than 60K on it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By Brian77
Motor Oil Question

I tried Rotella 5w-40 on my '85 300SD but think that it was too thin for my old valve stem seals and other motor seals. I found that it seeped more oil from the motor to the outside and also through...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-20-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By Brian77
RE: R&R Dashboard

I have done this job twice on my w126 300SD to replace my climate control vacuum parts. First time, it took 12 hours; second time it took 8 hours. Reinstalling the various connections was...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 12-17-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By Brian77
Nice to Dream - 300SD with 11K Miles

Ran across this on Ebay. :eek: No affiliation.


ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190481890773)
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