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Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Benz Mondi
check voltage

Excellent suggestion.

Will do and report back.

Thanks,

AL
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Benz Mondi
2002 W208 CLK430 intermittent climate control

(did a search, but couldn't find the answer...)

I swapped climate control units and yet the problem persists... a/c blower cuts out suddenly then comes on suddenly- no rhyme or reason.

What...
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,579
Posted By Benz Mondi
Fuel Dist Replace or rebuild

The gasoline has likely varnished the inside of the FD making unsuable, or it may have even rusted the inside if the FD if the cast iron version. You can take your chances with finding a good used...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Benz Mondi
Valve stem seals and look inside the butterfly

Whether this is your issue or not, also remove your fuel distributor and MAF. Open the butterfly on the intake and see if you have oil accumulated in the intake and clean it out. I recently solved...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Benz Mondi
The simple way... take the MAF out!

OK, just did both hoses by taking the MAF out. It would be crazy to do it any other way!


Taking the MAF out means moving the main two fuel lines, fuel distributor fuel lines, moving the fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 06-12-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Benz Mondi
reduce pressure on the regulator frame tip

After you're finished fixing the window, and for the rest of your windows, here's a tip that I got from here that's worth repeating.


To increase the life of your window regulators, after the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Benz Mondi
something new...

Google seems to confirm what you've share. Geez all these years and only now I get the straight poop. I'll go back and clean up what I thought I was improving. Thanks.
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Benz Mondi
All 3 out? Could be...

Yes I can hear the small cabin temp blower/aspirator spinning with each of the 3 so I guess all 3 could actually be broken. I'll try warming up the solder joints tip and get another unit. They're...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Benz Mondi
New fuses

Thanks for your reply.

Because it's cheap and easy to do, with every car I get, I replace all the fuses with a brand new copper and brass assortment. I'll double check again though. Where / what...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Benz Mondi
New strip fuse... no power to climate control

I'm working through my list of issues with my 1990 300SEL. She runs like a champ now, but it's hot out so time to work on the Climate Control...

I've already replaced the strip fuse with a brand...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,848
Posted By Benz Mondi
valve stem seals

In my recent post I detailed how a 1990 300SEL that was given to me had an issue with smoking. It wouldn't smoke at start-up put it would after a few minutes and really smoke under load. After...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Benz Mondi
Easy things first...

Based on your short description, is it safe to assume that you have done just a basic level of maintenance (fix when broken)? Some 1989 cars already have the OBD I system (Diagnostic Trouble Code),...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Benz Mondi
Sorry: How to connect Idle Control Valve Hoses?

I did the search first, but couldn't find the "secret sauce" on the best way to replace those two dang IAC hoses.


I just can't seem to visualize how to get my hands in there.


Do I need to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Benz Mondi
Yup, I got the suggestion in another thread...

Yup, I got the suggestion in another thread related to my stem seal thread, to add a quart of ATF to the engine oil as a way to speed up the cleaning of the gunk that was present. I should have...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Benz Mondi
Stem Seals Done! Smoke....

(Here's the details...)


Final Update...


Put the new stem seals in with the help of the main hose from the leak down test kit I got form Harbor Freight. Went as planned, but took a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Benz Mondi
Stem Seals Done! Smoke....

(Here are the details...)


Final Update...

Put the new stem seals in with the help of the main hose from the leak down test kit I got form Harbor Freight. Went as planned, but took a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,514
Posted By Benz Mondi
1976-1980 450SL cast iron or aluminum alloy fuel distributor?

Anyone know why there seems to be the two versions at the same time.


I'm helping a buddy out with finding a replacement. His car had an engine replacement 15+ years ago and that one had a cast...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By Benz Mondi
1976-1980 450SL cast iron or aluminum fuel distributor

Anyone know why in the period of 1976-1980, the R107 450SL could be found with either a cast iron or aluminum alloy fuel distributor?


I'm helping a buddy out in getting a replacement. His car...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 34,715
Posted By Benz Mondi
Sometimes there's no oil contamination of the...

Sometimes there's no oil contamination of the coolant. Sometime, like in my present 1990 300SEL, the head gasket leaks oil externally down the side of the engine. I'm told that it's actually very...
Forum: Tech Help 04-17-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Benz Mondi
air swoosh?

What is the cause of all the air that comes out when you undo the cap?
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Benz Mondi
CIS K-Jetronic: Injection timing?

This is the fuel injection system used throughout most of the mid-80"s to early 90's cars. Since it's mechanical and has no electronic "trigger" at the injectors and no timing mechanism in the fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Benz Mondi
Sorry got it from Startek

21 NM. Sorry I should have checked first.


In case anyone needs it...


https://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/11832/Resources/201Create/PDF/50005.pdf
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Benz Mondi
M103 rocker arm nut torque setting?

I'm finally getting around to changing out my valve stem seals. Anyone know what the proper torque setting is for the nuts that hold down the rocker arms?
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Benz Mondi
psycho2- torque settings?

I'm going to finally replace my valve stem seals. What are the torque settings for the rocker cap bolts?


Thanks,


AL
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Benz Mondi
430 purchase tips

Having had my 2002 model (actually 1st purchased in 2003) for the past year, I can tell you it's been a really good car. As for your purchase, a PPI is always a good idea.


The driver's seat...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Benz Mondi
2002

Find a 2002 CLK430 with as low miles as you can find and interior condition that satisfies you- assuming all the other important features work in the car. My car is a 2002 but was actually made in...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Benz Mondi
update- OK so far...

Car is idles well and steady. I just put in a new water pump and thermostat so the engine temp is where it should be.


Can't do any driving because of too much blue smoke. I need to do the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Benz Mondi
Valve seal snake oil?

I had a buddy just chime in that it might have been caused by the previous owner adding auto store "valve seal fix". It would seem to explain why the oil in the pan was really black and dirty but...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Benz Mondi
After 2 hours of scraping...

Here's what it looked like when I finally re-installed the cleaned oiler tube, cleaned oil tray in the valve cover (missing in the pic) and the valve cover- a spare I had :)
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Benz Mondi
The Most Gunked Up Valve Train...

Check out the pic's... anyone know how it got this way?

I finally got around to taking the valve cover of off the 1990 300SEL that I got from my buddy's family who just gave it to me. It's been...
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