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Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By miktvk
Thanks Matt. Best if converter replaced as well.

Thanks Matt. Best if converter replaced as well.
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By miktvk
torque converter reliability-consensus

Contemplating dropping a MB remanufactured tranny in my hi-mile E320 with bad reverse clutch pak, but don't want to replace converter, as there is nothing wrong with it. The reason I ask is that it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-23-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By miktvk
Thanks for the heads-up Mark. And yep, this one...

Thanks for the heads-up Mark. And yep, this one doesn't even have power steering.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-23-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By miktvk
It's bare-bones condition is exactly why I bought...

It's bare-bones condition is exactly why I bought it; very refreshing. Only the fitting of an auto trans corrupts its basic purity ;)

Thanks to this forum, the fan and the signal stalk are fixed...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-18-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By miktvk
Thanks! 128k. Re: the blower fan saga, turning...

Thanks!
128k. Re: the blower fan saga, turning the switch actually dims the interior lights slighty when turned, so the switch appears to be juiced. For me this is a good thing. Maybe the fan just...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-18-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By miktvk
Deal is done. 73 220

Car to be delivered Saturday. Very charming. so deeply uncool its ...cool. If anybody can tell me what the official color of the interior is, that would be helpful, but I can figure it out...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-15-2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By miktvk
thanks for all your help guys.

thanks for all your help guys.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-12-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By miktvk
Thanks guys! Leonard, do I need to remove the...

Thanks guys!
Leonard, do I need to remove the steering wheel to get at the items you refer to? Will it be fairly self-evident what you are referring to once I see it? I'm a pretty good DIY-guy, and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By miktvk
Thanks Al. I have doing my homework in the...

Thanks Al.

I have doing my homework in the archives, scary blower motor info indeed. But I've done heater core work on old 60's Buicks before, so I'm not totally unfamiliar with the agony of it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 08-12-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By miktvk
gonna take the plunge-'73 220

Hi vintage gang, just found a remarkably well-preserved W115 220, 128k miles, zero rust except for an very localized rust-through spot on the left-side drivers floor, probably from a leaky...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 07-21-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By miktvk
:) Great, thanks guys, for the info.

:)
Great, thanks guys, for the info.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 07-20-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By miktvk
Yeah, that's so much better. Is it bad...

Yeah, that's so much better.

Is it bad because welding and/or redrilling mounting holes is involved? Are those on your car from a dismantler or are they NOS?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 07-20-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By miktvk
US bumpers-450SE

Hi gang, I am new to this forum, and not sure how much this subject has ever been covered, search does not reveal much.

I have a lead on a near-mint '74 450SE. Have seen pics, looks really...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By miktvk
Daniel, I think you are correct on all counts....

Daniel, I think you are correct on all counts. Same thing happened to your car as ours. Unit was run on no oil for quite a while before leak discovered+fixed, but too late, damage done.

If that...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By miktvk
We just had the dif swapped out on our '95 wagon...

We just had the dif swapped out on our '95 wagon at 142k. Last Sept. started hearing a low-speed, medium-pitch whine, accelerating and decelerating. After 4 months, it could be heard at most all...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,469
Posted By miktvk
ramps are best. no tension on the bar like there...

ramps are best. no tension on the bar like there would be if the wheels were hanging. can also do just sitting there, but room is limited.
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By miktvk
sounds about right to me.

sounds about right to me.
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By miktvk
plugged cat. converter?

plugged cat. converter?
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By miktvk
Sounds more like a bad wiring harness to me. Do a...

Sounds more like a bad wiring harness to me. Do a search, massive amount of info on this common E320 defect.
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By miktvk
I have recently been doing my own 240D-300D...

I have recently been doing my own 240D-300D diesel research, and it looks to me that you have quite a few bits missing. Check out:

http://dieselgiant.com/mercedes_diesel_maintenance_tips.htm
...
Forum: Tech Help 05-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By miktvk
confirmed. switch is leaking, ordered new from...

confirmed. switch is leaking, ordered new from Fastlane. Adding to long list of E320 leak sources. oy.
thanks, guys.
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By miktvk
thanks, joeym!

thanks, joeym!
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By miktvk
transmission leak-source?

Hi all, I have a worrying leak dripping from the overload switch, just below and forward of the vacuum modulator. However, I am not convinced the leak is from this switch, but may in fact be the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,033
Posted By miktvk
Hi, I'll repeat what I said earlier, the Nokian...

Hi, I'll repeat what I said earlier, the Nokian RSi is their newest dedicated winter tire, less performance oriented than the WR, but not bad on dry at all, believe me, you can barely tell you have...
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,033
Posted By miktvk
We have 4 brand new Nokian RSI-their very latest...

We have 4 brand new Nokian RSI-their very latest dedicated snows, on our wagon, and older, out-of-production Hakka 1's on the BMW. Both are pretty amazing, and even dry road handling is not that bad,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,257
Posted By miktvk
Extra stress on the snow tire requirement. Anyone...

Extra stress on the snow tire requirement. Anyone who buys into the unwritten and highly erroneous conventional wisdom that all-seasons will get them safely all the way through a typical US winter is...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By miktvk
Ha, you and me both! What do you have, the...

Ha, you and me both! What do you have, the whining noise?

I'm pretty sure you have to stick with the ASR version, it has a contact port built into the casting at the pinion shaft area, don't know...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By miktvk
yes, between where the two pipes merge and the...

yes, between where the two pipes merge and the converter. its sits on top, rising vertically. You need special socket to remove. It'll be in there real tight, believe me. best to apply lots of liquid...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By miktvk
The sensor should be just in front of the...

The sensor should be just in front of the catalytic converter on the exhaust pipe, you're looking a bit too far to the front.
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By miktvk
Contact Phil via this website. Just because a...

Contact Phil via this website. Just because a part is not listed in the FastLane DIY search database, does not mean it cannot be found at a reasonable price. A used actuator will almost certainly...
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