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Forum: SL Forum 07-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,255
Posted By bwheitman
I don't have any test data, but I recall my...

I don't have any test data, but I recall my 96SL320 was very quick! I had a few drinks at dinner one night so my friend drove us home, when I glanced at the speedo I was shocked, but it made me...
Forum: SL Forum 07-05-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By bwheitman
If you have not solved already check your owners...

If you have not solved already check your owners manual. There is a small battery under the hood and a large consumer battery in the trunk next to the spare tire. I think you disconnect the one under...
Forum: SL Forum 07-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By bwheitman
I bought an 04 SL 55 amg last year. I can tell...

I bought an 04 SL 55 amg last year. I can tell you watch out for the ABC, the SBC, and the front end lower control arm bushings and ball joints. All these items are weak. If you can get a warranty, I...
Forum: SL Forum 07-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By bwheitman
I had sagging and a loud whirring noise, it was...

I had sagging and a loud whirring noise, it was my ABC pump. I replaced it while I had the engine out replacing the rear main seal and pan gaskets. Good luck!
Forum: SL Forum 07-05-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,672
Posted By bwheitman
I was surfing the forum today and ran across my...

I was surfing the forum today and ran across my old post about my 129. I still have the car and since I posted this I purchased an SL55 AMG. My 129 now has 135k on it and since all these repairs has...
Forum: SL Forum 11-28-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,672
Posted By bwheitman
2001 SL500 Problems

I purchased a 2001 SL500 2 years ago. I have had some interesting experiences with this Mercedes vs. all others I have owned in the past. I thought I would post them here for others to read if anyone...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By bwheitman
I am just going to pull one out here... but when...

I am just going to pull one out here... but when my SL320 acted that way is when I knocked the vacuum line loose near the back of the manifold while changing the oil filter. There is a plastic vacuum...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By bwheitman
If you have an ODBII reader you can get the code...

If you have an ODBII reader you can get the code and that will tell you if you have a fuel or spark problem. The coil packs are known to be problematic, if a coil pack fails replace all the wires...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By bwheitman
That could be the fuel pump, sits in front of the...

That could be the fuel pump, sits in front of the rear half shaft on the passenger side under a fiberglass encapsulation panel. At the price of gas get it replaced. If not fuel and more towards the...
Forum: SL Forum 06-10-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By bwheitman
Interesting answers

I have an 01 SL500 that came with the Timeport. It did not have a dual sensing controller box for the phone system, In other words it would not accept a Motoroloa VS 600. So I had to replace the...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By bwheitman
Just use a piece of plastic and slip it under the...

Just use a piece of plastic and slip it under the old onem they pop right off, the new kit should have two new plastic sleeves that are to be put in the holes. Be sure to clean really well under...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,557
Posted By bwheitman
Sounds to me like a regulator problem. When you...

Sounds to me like a regulator problem. When you start a car, the alternator kicks about 14V back to the battery for a short period, this replenishes the juice from the start up, then the regulator...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By bwheitman
You can lower it, but not like you used to with a...

You can lower it, but not like you used to with a sunroof by cranking it. There are little eylets behind the sunvisor, remove the plastic bit and behind you will see allen bolts, you use your wrench...
Forum: SL Forum 04-22-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By bwheitman
Does that car have a crank shaft position sensor...

Does that car have a crank shaft position sensor on it? I think it does. I have not seen a 1990 model, but I would recomend determining if it is spark or fuel causing the mis-hap, and don't forget it...
Forum: SL Forum 11-24-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By bwheitman
Parrot in The BMW, and MB solution in the SL

I have the parrot CK3100 in the BMW and it works great, it was an easy install, and if you are looking at a 95 SL, that is what I would use. I put one in my 96, and mounted the screen in the cubby...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By bwheitman
129 and 140 repair videos

Friends,
Awhile back I had repair videos on MBCA, I had to take them off due to bandwidth, but finally I have them on a site ready to go. More to come. Takes awhile to load so be paitent, for...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 11-23-2006, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By bwheitman
Aux In via Cassette deck modification

Hey folks,
I could not get Auxilliary input in my 2001 SL500, has that fiber crap, so I used this web post and got it done through the cassette input, nice clear sound, didn't cost anything...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,615
Posted By bwheitman
Hmmm

Have you made any additional discoveries on this one? It reminds me of a problem I had. An auxillary vacuum pump failed, this caused the engine to suck oil into the intake. It is vacuum related,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,516
Posted By bwheitman
If there are not any parts listed on the catalog...

If there are not any parts listed on the catalog at Fastlane then give them a call, they will help you out. Also check performance products. It takes awhile to get the parts, but they are genuine MB...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-05-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By bwheitman
That small cylinder is the one that operates the...

That small cylinder is the one that operates the hydraulics for the convertible. I have Sirius in my SL, but it is piped in through the original radio and the reciever is located in the little...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-05-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By bwheitman
Congratulations

Norm,
Congrats on the SL, it is a wonderful auto, I love mine and will likely only replace it with another SL. The trunk lid does not open automatically. You can unlock it, but you have to raise...
Forum: Tech Help 02-05-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,516
Posted By bwheitman
Hello, There is nothing called a...

Hello,
There is nothing called a Distributor sensor, there is a Cam position sensor and the Cam adjuster. The Cam adjuster sits in front of the intake cam and is round, that is right next to...
Forum: Tech Help 02-04-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By bwheitman
Whatever you do don't run the engine until...

Whatever you do don't run the engine until repaired, the excess gas pretty much fries the catalatyc converters. I am not familiar with non MAF engines, but first thing I would check is the fuel...
Forum: SL Forum 01-31-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By bwheitman
I had that problem with my SL, but when it goes...

I had that problem with my SL, but when it goes into limp mode you really know it. The engine is running on 3 cylinders. There are many factors that will cause this. All the ones previously mentioned...
Forum: SL Forum 01-13-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By bwheitman
Siemens

There was a very rare option on the SL that had a Siemens installed in the place of the ashtray. It was really cool, I have seen it only once in my life. I wish I had a picture of it. It really...
Forum: SL Forum 01-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By bwheitman
yes

Yes you can bleed them the old fashioned way, starting at the wheel farthest from the master and bleed it until it is clear. I use one of those self bleeder kits and it works great. I don't use a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,126
Posted By bwheitman
Nice Document Aurthur

Wow! nice document, thanks so much for posting that. I am going to print it for future reference.
Brian
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,126
Posted By bwheitman
wow, I didn't know that

Thanks for letting me know about the 95 with early ODBII connectors. That is nice to know. I thought it was just 1996 and newer, but I guess MB got a head start. I got my code reader at Pep Boys for...
Forum: SL Forum 01-08-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By bwheitman
Thanks

Thanks for letting me know about that. I will fix it. I also have a bunch of other videos I will post, some nice marketing onces for the 129, and full soft top replacement procedure. I will post...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,126
Posted By bwheitman
Code Reader

Jerry,
Just do a search on a code reader, there are several methods of obtaining the trouble codes. I am not familiar with pre-ODBII cars, but as I understand there is a method of hooking up a...
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