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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By sokoloff
Glow plug light on/off

So a few weeks ago when I started the E300D, the glow plug light came on and then went out as usual. Then once the car started (just fine BTW), the glow plug light and the check engine light came...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By sokoloff
Started with the easy stuff - got the wheels...

Started with the easy stuff - got the wheels balanced and rotated and the shimmy has just about disappeared. I might be imagining that there is still a little shimmy because I'm looking for it. But...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By sokoloff
You can see from my photo above that the brakes...

You can see from my photo above that the brakes were worn down to the point where they tripped the sensor(s). Funny thing is that not once did the low pad warning light come on during my 1000 mile...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By sokoloff
Finally got around to replacing the front brake...

Finally got around to replacing the front brake pads. Here's what they looked like with 99K miles on them. They were between 2 and 3 mm.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By sokoloff
Shimmy at 55 mph

Got a slight shimmy a few mph on each side of 55 mph. Above and below 55 everything is pretty good. The shimmy isn't horrible, but it's definitely noticeable. Where do I start looking for the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-21-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By sokoloff
Fool replying here Diseasel. :) So I did...

Fool replying here Diseasel. :)

So I did order new brake pads and sensors for the front with the hope of either replacing the pads or taking the new parts with me in case I needed them. However,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By sokoloff
Brake warning light

My brake pad warning light on the E300 came on this evening. I've driven the car 210 miles since February, so it sits a lot. Today I took it to fill it up and all was well. This evening I washed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By sokoloff
Glow plug light on/off

Last week I my E300D started just fine, but the glow plug light stayed on for the entire fifty mile trip I took. After that and since it has been working just fine. I tested the plugs this AM and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-11-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sokoloff
Except for the SRS module, lug bolts and one...

Except for the SRS module, lug bolts and one piece of fuel hose, everything is gone.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sokoloff
Found a couple of more things - lug bolts and...

Found a couple of more things - lug bolts and tire pressure indicators.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sokoloff
Photos 6 and 7 and 8.

Photos 6 and 7 and 8.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-08-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sokoloff
Smokin' deal on 560SL parts

Okay guys, time for you to take my remaining 560SL parts off my hands. I'm listening to any reasonable or even unreasonable offers. I really want these parts to go to someone who can use them rather...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By sokoloff
Well it only took me 10 months to get this thing...

Well it only took me 10 months to get this thing fixed. My son visiting over Thanksgiving installed the new auxiliary fan unit and I now have those working. That was a pretty easy job. While we...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By sokoloff
Correction - make that $49 for the part.

Correction - make that $49 for the part.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By sokoloff
Diesel valve adjustment wrenches for sale

No longer need these valve adjustment wrenches, so I'm putting them up for sale. It's a three piece set, two Hazet 2769 wrenches and one Heyco wrench. They are in great condition.

How does $80...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By sokoloff
1 13/16 socket

Found the above socket way in the back of my tool drawer. Trying to remember what it's for. It's equivalent to a 46 mm metric socket. I think I remember that it is used to remove the strainer from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks - I eventually found it once I knew what I...

Thanks - I eventually found it once I knew what I was looking for. It is part #210 500 03 16 and goes for about $9 at the dealership I use.

It looks like it can be installed without having to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By sokoloff
Need radiator/headlight seals

I want to replace the trim/seal pieces between the radiator and the headlights. It looks like it's either very brittle rubber or some type of a fiber board. I've have looked through the EPC and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By sokoloff
Another update - my son was visiting and he kind...

Another update - my son was visiting and he kind of twisted my arm to deal with my potential for overheating and doing serious damage to a pretty nice car. Because he twisted my arm, I really could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By sokoloff
Upon further review, I may not be done. See...

Upon further review, I may not be done.

See https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Mercedes-Benz/45-BODY-Trunk_Star_Replacement/45-BODY-Trunk_Star_Replacement.htm

Looks like at some point...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By sokoloff
Got it fixed!!! Thanks for your help and...

Got it fixed!!! Thanks for your help and suggestions.

This video helped, but I had to remove a lot more of the trunk liner clips than the video indicates.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks Jay. I fiddled with one of the fasteners...

Thanks Jay. I fiddled with one of the fasteners and see now how to hopefully remove them if needed. Love to find that video you reference, because I certainly prefer not to remove the trunk lid...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By sokoloff
Rear trunk star fell off

The rear star on the trunk lid of my E300 fell off the other day. It's held in place by three grommets that have either disintegrated or wiggled loose. In either case, in order to replace the star,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By sokoloff
Thought I'd update this thread I started. I hate...

Thought I'd update this thread I started. I hate it when people don't tell us about the final outcome. :)

Well in my case it may not be a final outcome, but here is an update four months after...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By sokoloff
The online rebate form allows you to do two...

The online rebate form allows you to do two rebates.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By sokoloff
Never an issue here and I've done the rebate...

Never an issue here and I've done the rebate several times. Sounds like you need to change banks and stop using "Baba's Savings and Loan." :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By sokoloff
I probably should have mentioned this. I've been...

I probably should have mentioned this. I've been in touch with Mobil both via the phone and via e-mail and they tell me that the only dealer that they don't honor the rebate from is Amazon. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By sokoloff
Mobil 1 rebate May, 2018

If any of you use Mobil 1 in any of your vehicles, there is a nice rebate going on right now until the end of May. $12 rebate on five quarts of Mobil 1. You can buy the five quart jug at Walmart...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the You Tube link, but that is for an...

Thanks for the You Tube link, but that is for an AMG, i.e. different from my diesel. However, the second video there is for the diesel. Looks like a DIY job if I can get the right tool.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By sokoloff
Took the car out tonight. Temp was a solid...

Took the car out tonight. Temp was a solid stable temp just below 80 like always. Shutting the car off, the fan freewheeled for a bit, way more than the normal two or less rotations. Did the...
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