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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By atikovi
In most third world countries they wouldn't...

In most third world countries they wouldn't hesitate to fix that tire. Not saying it would be all that safe, but they don't have legal systems with personal injury lawyers like we do here.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By atikovi
Continental ProContact TX 225/40R18 Tire Coffee End Table Project

http://www.fototime.com/2C29221C325696C/large.jpg

Tire has a cut in the sidewall as pictured and has just a couple thousand miles on it and is like new otherwise. I took it to a brand name tire...
Forum: Tech Help 01-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By atikovi
You do know they are rectangular jack pockets.

You do know they are rectangular jack pockets.
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By atikovi
Which jack pad adapter for W221?

Polyurethane at $35 for 4

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31RwAoJ-LfL.01_SL500_.jpg

or aluminum for about $25 each
...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By atikovi
It doesn't have tap/schraider valve to test fuel...

It doesn't have tap/schraider valve to test fuel pressure?
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By atikovi
Will this fuel system bypass tool work on '90's models?

https://surrauto.com/kits/tfs203-2/

I have a few cars that have sat for a while and now crank but won't start. 94 E420, 94 C280, 89 300SEL for example. They do run a second or two with starting...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By atikovi
Then it's not a car, it just a bunch of parts...

Then it's not a car, it just a bunch of parts laying around. What are they going to say next, your lawn furniture or kids toys scattered about the yard are an attractive nuisance and insurance hazard...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-06-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By atikovi
Never had that insurance issue in the 20 years...

Never had that insurance issue in the 20 years I've lived here with unregistered cars. Maybe getting a different company is in order. Or a car cover.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-06-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By atikovi
What insurance doesn't want it on your property...

What insurance doesn't want it on your property and why? Usually it's zoning or code enforcement that gets on your case for that.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-06-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By atikovi
That tow hook in the back really inspires...

That tow hook in the back really inspires confidence. Seller left it in because he needs to use it frequently? I'd stay away from the 03-06 models just because of the brakes. Otherwise, with salvage...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By atikovi
There is a salvage sale near me running a 2001...

There is a salvage sale near me running a 2001 SLK manual. I understand that's the first year for a 6-speed. Any idea if the trans would bolt in and if any other parts would swap over?
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By atikovi
Not far at all, but if the SLK transmission is...

Not far at all, but if the SLK transmission is the same, they would be much more widely available.
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By atikovi
I'm digging around Copart and IAAI for wrecked...

I'm digging around Copart and IAAI for wrecked examples. I'd kind of prefer a 5-speed for originality but the 6-speed 2001+ W203 and 2002+ C coupes will be easier to find.
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By atikovi
Pedal set I could source from Europe if needed....

Pedal set I could source from Europe if needed. The 6-speed from a V6 W203 or 4 cylinder C-coupe would bolt up to the straight 6 C280? Those should be fairly easy to find. 5-speed from a W124 would...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By atikovi
Is a W202 5-speed conversion possible?

Specifically for a 1994 C280. Is there any U.S. model that came with a 5-speed which could be a donor? Like the 80's 190 series or 90's 300SL?
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By atikovi
From all I read it's backward compatible. As an...

From all I read it's backward compatible. As an analogy, back in the '90's, SH or SJ was the latest motor oil spec but now it's SN which is better overall. Why wouldn't you use that instead of 20...
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By atikovi
D6 is superior to D3 with it's additives and...

D6 is superior to D3 with it's additives and extended life. Plus I have a few cases I paid $4 a quart for.
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By atikovi
Is Dexron VI ok?

Is Dexron VI ok?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-14-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By atikovi
Continental tire for coffee table project $20

http://www.fototime.com/2C29221C325696C/large.jpg

Every car guy's man cave needs a tire table, but they sell for $200 and up. With this tire, you can build your own on the cheap. I have it on Ebay...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By atikovi
Ever since Mercedes started charging for access I...

Ever since Mercedes started charging for access I stopped renewing and just bought the EPC DVD off Ebay for less money and it even includes WIS. Never going back.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By atikovi
FS: 1980's factory tool roll kit W123

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I listed it on Ebay starting for $50 at: Vintage Mercedes Benz Tool Kit Roll 240D 300D 300TD W115 W123 W201 190E W124 | eBay...
Forum: Tech Help 12-24-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By atikovi
When you're buying a 15 year old Mercedes, seat...

When you're buying a 15 year old Mercedes, seat modules should be the least of your concerns. Engine, transmission and climate control would be my primary focus. Unless you have multiple drivers,...
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,728
Posted By atikovi
What is it about 15 year old posts that attracts...

What is it about 15 year old posts that attracts newbies?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-03-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By atikovi
Hood, right fender, left mirror gone.

Hood, right fender, left mirror gone.
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,022
Posted By atikovi
I was thinking that too. What does an oil change...

I was thinking that too. What does an oil change have to do with the problem and what is a starter refresh???
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,022
Posted By atikovi
Does this model have pressure a test port? You...

Does this model have pressure a test port? You need to get a reading on the fuel pressure unless you just want to throw parts at it.
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,022
Posted By atikovi
Next morning, turn the ignition on a few seconds...

Next morning, turn the ignition on a few seconds without cranking the engine so the fuel pump cycles on and off. Do that 3 or 4 times. Then see how it starts. If it now starts right up, you know the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By atikovi
If you like red, I'd consider selling, but it...

If you like red, I'd consider selling, but it won't be cheap.

http://www.fototime.com/0AA7092135973A4/large.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/inv/A0D3B615913E73A
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-27-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By atikovi
Exhaust system with catalytic converters and O2...

Exhaust system with catalytic converters and O2 sensors. Rear muffler banged up and pipe bent but I can cut them off and separate the front and rear sections for shipping, but prefer local pickup....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-24-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By atikovi
1994 C280 with 63,000 miles parting out.

http://www.fototime.com/7F082B0950BE023/large.jpg

I'm parting out this 1994 C280 with 63,000 miles. 50 pictures at: http://www.fototime.com/inv/D8E97F9CE62E8D1 Very nice body and interior. The...
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