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Forum: Tech Help 06-19-2003, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By kautz500sel85
Idle speed on 1985 500sel

Sirs,
Is there a way to set the Idle speep on a 85 500 sel to fast enough to prevent stall when turning ( ps pump) engages on slow turn in traffic-or does this require an electronic device?
thanks
Forum: Tech Help 06-13-2003, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By kautz500sel85
I used carb & choke cleaner to spray in to the...

I used carb & choke cleaner to spray in to the body. It did remove the dirt on top of the plate and the rpm increased at idle but the problem still exist. Do I need to to a more complete clean?...
Forum: Tech Help 06-11-2003, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By kautz500sel85
Engine stalls at idle with AC

Sirs,
On my 85 500sel the engine runs as new when warmed for about 4-5 min and ok when cold after an initial hesitation when comming from idle. Also, engine snuffs sometimes at idle speen with AC...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2003, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By kautz500sel85
My next MB

Good Morning,
Just to match my wife, I would like to get a 126. Hers is a 85 500sel and I would like to get the last of the 126 series in a 560 sel. Any thoughts on this subject- should I look for a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2002, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By kautz500sel85
Traction

My old 85 500sel runs perfectly but is hopeless on wet streets (and snow) when trying to pull away from a stop or even when getting up a hill. The tires are ok -Goodyear touring . Will additional...
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By kautz500sel85
500 sel starter

Thanks, a few feet of extention , a turn of the steering wheel and the starter "almost fell out" .
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2002, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By kautz500sel85
Why would the put it there?

I am trying to work out why MB would on the 5L 126 place the cranking motor on the rt side along with the exhaust and most of the stearing gear. If I ever get the top bolt free I may have to rebuild...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2002, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By kautz500sel85
starter r@r

Good Morning,
There is a chill in the air in Kansas and its is time for the starter drive on my wifes 85 500sel to begin to slip. I have the new part, the cd but I still need to have coach to help...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2002, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By kautz500sel85
Loss of 300e

My daughter destroyed her great little 87 300e(135k) and as punishment w replaced it with a 1988 Audi 5000s. Its quite a different car(fwd,non turbo). Does anyone know if one of these hard stearing...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2002, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By kautz500sel85
Window Regulator ?

My wife seems to have used the windows too much again since I won't fix the sun roof. The 85 500 sel rear left window seems to be free to move up and down without the help of the motor. The motor...
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2002, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By kautz500sel85
Smash Thoughts

To anyone who has had their child crash a MB and come out without anything but hurt feelings, I just want to say I am so glad that MB started making safe cars so long ago. My 17 year old daughter...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2002, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By kautz500sel85
Raw Gas Fumes

Good morning,
On my daughters 87 300e (135K) I can smell raw petrol after shut off from short trips in a closed garage. I see no leaks but I wonder if this could be a problem with the carbon can. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By kautz500sel85
vibration

I was just listening to my daughter back out on to the driveway and in her 87 300e and it seemed to run a little rougher than my wifes 85 500sel. Is this just the way it is? I think both idle just at...
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2002, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By kautz500sel85
Starter r&r

I have the 126 service CD but I still need some thoughts on actually changing the starter on a 85 500 sel. I know there has to be a simple trick to do the job without removing the stearing gear.
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2002, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By kautz500sel85
starter

I need some tips in putting on a new starter in my wifes 85 500 sel.
Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2002, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By kautz500sel85
starter

Hi,
I need a step by step method to replace the starter on my 1985 500sel. Do I need any special tools or just an additional joint to accomplish the task.
Thanks,
Freddie
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2002, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By kautz500sel85
new old mb

Dear Friends,
I just purchased my second Mercedes. This one is a 1987 300E with 135K. It looks good with a little rust at the rear jacking point.
Just what does one look for to keep this machine...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-31-2001, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By kautz500sel85
Yes, the old boat has 14" wheels and tires...

Yes, the old boat has 14" wheels and tires usually last 60K.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-29-2001, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By kautz500sel85
Question Rubber for 85 500 sel

Good evening,
Would Dayton touring tires 205/70/14 work well on my old
500 sel? The current tire is a GY regatta
Thanks,
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2001, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By kautz500sel85
On 85 500 sel the AC works fine when leaving in...

On 85 500 sel the AC works fine when leaving in AM but does
not turn on after car sets in hot sun during the day so drive home is a 460 (4windows) operation. How does one get to the pbc or climate...
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2001, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By kautz500sel85
On 1985 500sel- the AC/Defrost/vent works fine...

On 1985 500sel- the AC/Defrost/vent works fine until the car
sets in the hot sun-then its dead. That is the AC compressor comes on but the blower does not engage. So it works fine on the way to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2001, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By kautz500sel85
On 1985 500sel (170,000 mi) . Right front end...

On 1985 500sel (170,000 mi) . Right front end squaks on bumps or when one flexes front end. Rubber seal is torn on lower ball joint but there is no tire scuff or vibration. Can this joint be...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2001, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By kautz500sel85
On my 85 500sel the AC system works fine except...

On my 85 500sel the AC system works fine except when the car
has been setting in hot sun all day. Then, nothing happens-
no ac, heat or vent. Is this a climate control problem-if
so where is the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2000, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By kautz500sel85
I would like to use a floor jack to lift a 1985...

I would like to use a floor jack to lift a 1985 500 sel,but
I don't want to break the windscreen or twist the old body.
Please tell me the various lift points.
Thanks,
Forum: Tech Help 12-22-2000, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By kautz500sel85
1985 500sel-I smell burnt oil through the...

1985 500sel-I smell burnt oil through the heater/ac when the
engine is warm while not moving and also from outside the the car after parking in the garage. Where do I look for the leak ? Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2000, 09:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By kautz500sel85
I am having touble getting traction in the wet...

I am having touble getting traction in the wet and especially in snow/ice (5-6 in). Its a 1985 500sel with
Goodyear all season tires. Is there a better all season
tire?
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2000, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By kautz500sel85
I need to know how to get to the blower motor in...

I need to know how to get to the blower motor in my 85 500sel. It runs at first then
slows to 0 (off) speed after few minutes on
vent,ac or heater. Motor sounds like it needs
oil as it slows....
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