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Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 42,091
Posted By gsxr
That's because Photobucket likely kidnapped the...

That's because Photobucket likely kidnapped the photos and held them for ransom, and the original poster didn't want to pay. This went down in 2017 and broke images on forums everywhere. See link...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-23-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 29,012
Posted By gsxr
If you hear a hissing noise (vacuum leak) and the...

If you hear a hissing noise (vacuum leak) and the lock doesn't actuate, most likely the vacuum actuator needs replacement. You'll have to take it apart for inspection.



Wood on the dash+doors...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,651
Posted By gsxr
The only repair manual is the WIS, available...

The only repair manual is the WIS, available either via paid subscription form Mercedes (startekinfo.com), or you can buy a standalone copy on eBay to install on your computer. Be warned, it doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
Lookin' good! Now that the engine is finally...

Lookin' good! Now that the engine is finally broken in, you can rev it past 3000rpm... LOL...

:D
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-30-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By gsxr
Stock was 2.82 so it launches a bit harder with...

Stock was 2.82 so it launches a bit harder with the 3.06 gears. And the five-speed tranny has a fairly low first gear ratio.

Top of 1st gear is around 35mph, as seen here:
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By gsxr
FS: 1997 RENNtech E60-RS widebody

Someone needs more red in their garage... :D

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-mercedes-benz-renntech-e60-rs-widebody/
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-30-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,654
Posted By gsxr
Sev, it's been a while since I've had one in my...

Sev, it's been a while since I've had one in my hands, but from memory, the Sport quick-ratio box is ~3.1 turns total when removed from the car. A standard box is about 3.3 turns. Sounds like you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
I was able to source brand-new, Genuine Hella...

I was able to source brand-new, Genuine Hella lenses (Euro-spec) from overseas. They weren't terribly expensive. Next time you need to mess with the lenses, I'd highly recommend that route. I was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
Reid, you can get new lenses for your headlights,...

Reid, you can get new lenses for your headlights, from overseas vendors. If you go this route, apply Lamin-X or similar film which claims to block UV rays and should help them last longer. The...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,412
Posted By gsxr
A previous owner installed a Febi fan bracket...

A previous owner installed a Febi fan bracket (stamped "Made in Germany") which failed in 4 years / 40kmi. Photo attached. Depends how often you want to repeat this job. I replaced it with OE/dealer...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-14-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
#11 is the small piece that goes in the middle,...

#11 is the small piece that goes in the middle, between the large front panel, and large rear panel. #11 also #14 attached, which is a duct to feed cooling air to an engine mount. See attached.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
Don't forget the Italian tuneup specified by the...

Don't forget the Italian tuneup specified by the late Marshall Booth. Full throttle to redline through at least the first few gears, to whatever legal speeds are near you. That may help a bit, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By gsxr
Looks great! Any other options besides orthopedic...

Looks great! Any other options besides orthopedic seats? Maybe heated seats? I can't recall if ASR/ESP was offered on the 210 diesels. Front photo indicates it doesn't have the HID option (or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,703
Posted By gsxr
Those rubber bushings look fine and should never...

Those rubber bushings look fine and should never make any noise.

Now that you describe the actual problem - a squeaking noise - we know what is at fault. (Tip for the future: Describe the symptoms...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By gsxr
The link above does have an excellent writeup,...

The link above does have an excellent writeup, however note it is for the 126 chassis, not 124 chassis. There are differences between the two!

And yes, you need to add "500 Eboard.co" without the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 89,964
Posted By gsxr
The link above does have an excellent writeup,...

The link above does have an excellent writeup, however note it is for the 126 chassis, not 124 chassis. There are differences between the two!

Copy/paste below, replace "xxxx" with "500E board",...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,703
Posted By gsxr
The item in yellow is the Thrust Arm (aka pushing...

The item in yellow is the Thrust Arm (aka pushing link), noted as EPC callout #119 in Jeremy's third photo back in post #1. You replace the entire arm (p/n 210-350-38-06) which comes with new...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By gsxr
Yikes... you are brave tearing into an M104...

Yikes... you are brave tearing into an M104 without the manuals. They are available online for free from MB at StarTekInfo, but the interface is difficult to use. Click the link below for an...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By gsxr
If you only have cam timing issues, there should...

If you only have cam timing issues, there should be no need to pull the head... you are using the factory manual, right?

:stuart:
Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 71,357
Posted By gsxr
Clear the code and see if it keeps returning. If...

Clear the code and see if it keeps returning. If so, you'll need to check codes on the other modules.

If the car is running normally, you can just ignore the CEL, unless it has to be off for an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,651
Posted By gsxr
I agree with Sixto, especially if the chain rails...

I agree with Sixto, especially if the chain rails and tensioner are OK.



Can you post a photo of the missing teeth? I'm not seeing that in your previous photo.



The chain doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,651
Posted By gsxr
As mentioned above, right now we don't even know...

As mentioned above, right now we don't even know what exactly failed, since the timing chain is still intact. The only item confirmed to be damaged is the valve cover.

Video showing what's under...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,651
Posted By gsxr
Let me get this straight. The chain "broke and...

Let me get this straight. The chain "broke and blew out the top of the valve cover"... but the engine will still run?!! If so - the chain isn't "broken", but you clearly have some other issues going...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,929
Posted By gsxr
As noted above, you need to know the offset......

As noted above, you need to know the offset... AND also the width. The two go together, you cannot just get an offset number. If buying any S-class wheels for a W211, simply ask the seller to take a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,929
Posted By gsxr
Wheels from a 2004-2009 W211 should all be...

Wheels from a 2004-2009 W211 should all be interchangeable, AFAIK. You could always check the part number (and width/offset) stamped on the back side of the wheel. I'm assuming OE MB wheels, btw, not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,441
Posted By gsxr
This is correct. Also, IIRC, two cylinders will...

This is correct. Also, IIRC, two cylinders will always be at TDC at the same time. So, you only need to move the engine twice, after the initial pair. Replace seals on 2 cylinders, rotate 120 (I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 89,964
Posted By gsxr
The 2010 kit will fully repair the center vent...

The 2010 kit will fully repair the center vent pod, and will repair the outer portion of the 2 main air flap (recirculation) pods, and defrost pod. So, you need 4 total. The 2010 does not fit the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,441
Posted By gsxr
Photo attached below, tool is part number...

Photo attached below, tool is part number 602-589-01-40-00. However, that $20 price was from 16 years ago. It's not that cheap today. Current dealer cost is $57, most dealers mark up tools 30-50% so...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,441
Posted By gsxr
Yes. This allows replacing the valve stem seals...

Yes. This allows replacing the valve stem seals only. Rotate the engine so the piston is at TDC on the cylinder you are working on, so the valves rest against the top of the piston.

You cannot...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,429
Posted By gsxr
Uh, let me clarify. I meant that with larger...

Uh, let me clarify. I meant that with larger elements in the pump, the engine should support roughly 200-225hp with the stock turbo and stock intercooler. This is a significant improvement over the...
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