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Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-14-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,340
Posted By maheath
Or just go to SA Mode and search for 56405.

Or just go to SA Mode and search for 56405.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-14-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,340
Posted By maheath
For the rear window: Bottom Rail: A 126...

For the rear window:

Bottom Rail:
A 126 810 09 27 Rail, at Hat Tray (Up to ident. no.: A 192892)
A 126 810 17 27 Rail, at Hat Tray (As of ident. no. A 192893)

Top Rail:
A 126 810 10 27 Rail,...
Forum: SL Forum 02-24-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By maheath
All of the US models use the same fender with few...

All of the US models use the same fender with few exceptions, like the very early left fenders had a hole for the antenna. I'm pretty sure that any model year fender will fit on any US 107.

I have...
Forum: SL Forum 11-28-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,450
Posted By maheath
Well that's oversimplifying it. I own a grey...

Well that's oversimplifying it. I own a grey market car and *SOME* parts are a lot harder to get ahold of. Fortunately, my grey market car, the 500SEC, has a US sibling, so there's a fair amount of...
Forum: SL Forum 11-05-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By maheath
Actually, I would first suspect the pressure...

Actually, I would first suspect the pressure regulator. It controls the fuel pressure until the O2 sensor has heated up enough. To find out what's really happening, you need some fuel pressure gauges...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-01-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By maheath
A glass guy here in Austin came to my house,...

A glass guy here in Austin came to my house, installed a new gasket and windshield in my 560SL for ~$250.
Forum: SL Forum 11-01-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By maheath
The fuel pump relay on a 560SL is behind the...

The fuel pump relay on a 560SL is behind the glovebox. There are three relays back there. One, I believe is for the AC. I think the fuel pump relay is behind the other two (naturally) and is much...
Forum: SL Forum 11-01-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By maheath
Here's another thread to look at. ...

Here's another thread to look at.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=155867

Although I wasn't as detailed as I would have hoped. But it's been too long now for me to be any more...
Forum: SL Forum 11-01-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By maheath
Here's the link to the tool: Harbor Freight...

Here's the link to the tool:
Harbor Freight Ball Joint Press (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38335)

I think I gave the details in another thread probably about 6...
Forum: SL Forum 10-26-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,537
Posted By maheath
There's an interesting webpage at:...

There's an interesting webpage at: http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/batbrand.htm

According to it, of the brands that Consumer Reports rated, the manufacturers are:

Johnson Controls...
Forum: SL Forum 10-25-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,537
Posted By maheath
I've been a Consumer Reports subscriber for over...

I've been a Consumer Reports subscriber for over 20 years. I learned a long time ago that you can't just look at the ratings, you have to read the article to find out WHY the ratings are what they...
Forum: SL Forum 10-19-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By maheath
While I don't know anything about registering...

While I don't know anything about registering with the Classic Center, their website is here:

Mercedes Classic Center (http://www.mbusa.com/heritage/index.do)
Forum: SL Forum 10-19-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By maheath
Black smoke typically means you're running rich....

Black smoke typically means you're running rich. Typical components to look at would be the EHA (you've called it the OHV valve), 02 sensor, fuel pressure regulator, cold start valve, and that's just...
Forum: SL Forum 10-19-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By maheath
My suspension was creeking so bad it was...

My suspension was creeking so bad it was embarrassing. The car was also "wandering" on the road. I had already replaced the tie rods and upper control arms. I finally found an inexpensive tool to...
Forum: SL Forum 10-19-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By maheath
In case you haven't solved your problem yet... ...

In case you haven't solved your problem yet...

The door panel isn't hard to remove. Follow these instructions: Removing Door Panels...
Forum: SL Forum 10-19-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By maheath
While free, it does not affect the 560SL at all,...

While free, it does not affect the 560SL at all, and probably not all 380SLs
Forum: SL Forum 10-10-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,828
Posted By maheath
How does one get ahold of the latest EPC? Mine is...

How does one get ahold of the latest EPC? Mine is a few years old now.
Forum: SL Forum 07-21-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,945
Posted By maheath
It's worth noting that if you have an economy...

It's worth noting that if you have an economy gauge in your instrument panel and it's not working, then your center vents are probably not working either. The economy gauge shares the same vacuum...
Forum: SL Forum 06-30-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By maheath
Well, here's what I can say about the 126,...

Well, here's what I can say about the 126, specifically my 300SEL. The lower control arm is radically different than my 560SL. I just looked at it (without taking the tire off) and I see no reason...
Forum: SL Forum 06-27-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By maheath
It's been a few years, but to replace the gear...

It's been a few years, but to replace the gear shift knob, you have to remove the wood console piece. The steps to do that are in the archives numerous times. Once the wood console piece is off, you...
Forum: SL Forum 06-22-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By maheath
I've used Mother's Back to Black. It made a big...

I've used Mother's Back to Black. It made a big difference. It's a cleaner, not a dye.
Forum: SL Forum 06-19-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By maheath
The screw drive on the ball joint press has a...

The screw drive on the ball joint press has a 1/2" socket connector. I used a 2-1/2 to 3 foot breaker bar (also from Harbor Freight) to remove the old joint. No problem at all.
Forum: SL Forum 06-17-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By maheath
I didn't have to boil mine. Installed one half...

I didn't have to boil mine. Installed one half and push the other half in. My problem was that since I didn't have them in before, my metal was bent down, not leaving enough room to insert. I had to...
Forum: SL Forum 06-17-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By maheath
Alas, the 560SL only has room for one snorkle....

Alas, the 560SL only has room for one snorkle. The SEL and I assume the SEC has two snorkles.
Forum: SL Forum 06-16-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By maheath
It is the same as MB Coolant, unless Mercedes...

It is the same as MB Coolant, unless Mercedes switched suppliers recently.
Forum: SL Forum 06-16-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By maheath
Typically, I put the floor jack under the lower...

Typically, I put the floor jack under the lower control arms. I think you can also put it where the cross-member attaches on either side, but I might be confusing my models here.
Forum: SL Forum 06-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By maheath
It's called a knee bolster. From memory, the bolt...

It's called a knee bolster. From memory, the bolt heads are 10mm. I don't know anything about plugs. Mine doesn't have any plugs. I'll try to look it up tonight.
Forum: SL Forum 06-15-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By maheath
The part number is 107 688 00 97. Group 68 -...

The part number is 107 688 00 97. Group 68 - Covering and Lining. For some reason, it's on the Instrument Panel breakout.

My car didn't have any when I bought it. Put a new set in a couple of...
Forum: SL Forum 06-15-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By maheath
Oh, and yes, they were the lower ball joints. My...

Oh, and yes, they were the lower ball joints. My upper control arms don't have a replaceable ball joint. Neither the originals, nor the ones I replaced them with 2 years ago.
Forum: SL Forum 06-15-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By maheath
Yes, using only that tool. You need to put a jack...

Yes, using only that tool. You need to put a jack stand under the control arm because you need clearance underneath. The instructions included with the kit was wrong for one of the directions, I...
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