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Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By tinypanzer
I'm curious as to why you'd tear into that little...

I'm curious as to why you'd tear into that little beastie without something being wrong with it. I could see putting a new EHA valve on there as good PM but unless the fuel distributor is having...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By tinypanzer
Don't feel bad. It's an EXTREMELY common...

Don't feel bad. It's an EXTREMELY common misconception, made worse by how freely people repeat it to each other. I've seen it on this forum many times.
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By tinypanzer
If you can get to the pod, you can test it with a...

If you can get to the pod, you can test it with a mityvac. In certain situations you can test with a mityvac on the main vacuum line feeding the HVAC solenoids. That will tell you if you're losing...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By tinypanzer
M103 is a very revvy engine and wears out the cap...

M103 is a very revvy engine and wears out the cap and rotor fairly quickly compared to a lot of cars. Glad you got it sorted. Just be aware that this is a high wear item on this car. Plan on...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By tinypanzer
On my w126 I seem to recall it being down in the...

On my w126 I seem to recall it being down in the recess under the fusebox. I had to replace mine once. My indy told me not to replace it - to jumper it over. Its purpose I was told was to make a...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By tinypanzer
I think you're on the right track. Just a heads...

I think you're on the right track. Just a heads up, dielectric grease isn't intended for how you used it. A lot of people mistakenly think it helps or enhances electrical connections, but in...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By tinypanzer
Here's a picture of the solenoid bank I fixed. ...

Here's a picture of the solenoid bank I fixed. Upon seeing it I realized I used a hand jigsaw rather than a dremel. Note the angle I cut it at, exposing only the back of the circuit board and not...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By tinypanzer
If you can solder, try re-soldering the backside...

If you can solder, try re-soldering the backside of the solenoid bank where the plug header inserts. I had to cut away some plastic with a dremel to get to it, but after re-soldering those pins...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By tinypanzer
I second the bad solder joint notion. I had to...

I second the bad solder joint notion. I had to re-solder several on my 300SE. You've already ruled out the bad pod. It's going to be the solenoid bank or the climate module, probably a cracked...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By tinypanzer
I did two videos on YouTube regarding vacuum pods...

I did two videos on YouTube regarding vacuum pods on w126 cars. Although, in my case it was GenII w126 not a GenI. I believe the pods are the same however, although I do know that the solenoid...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,298
Posted By tinypanzer
Check all the vacuum lines and breather hoses to...

Check all the vacuum lines and breather hoses to see if it's simply aspirating the oil through the intake. Could be some sort of PCV issue causing oil to get sucked in to the intake. Sounds more...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By tinypanzer
Either you knocked loose a battery cable which...

Either you knocked loose a battery cable which needed tightening anyway, or you blew fuses when running the new cable. I'm betting it's the cables, or a really corroded/loose connection at the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By tinypanzer
I'd try a junkyard or ebay for a donor module. ...

I'd try a junkyard or ebay for a donor module. Otherwise, when plastic parts break at stress points like that, I've had good luck reinforcing with steel wire and then copious amounts of CA glue. ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By tinypanzer
Make sure you get a genuine MB gasket and bolt...

Make sure you get a genuine MB gasket and bolt set. It's way too much labor involved to chance it with aftermarket parts. Replacing the gasket a 2nd time would be horrible enough, but god forbid...
Forum: Tech Help 04-26-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By tinypanzer
I ran into this problem on my 560SEL. It turned...

I ran into this problem on my 560SEL. It turned out to be a broken seat spring had cut into the wire bundle under the seat. I pulled out the seat, repaired the spring with a small piece of steel...
Forum: Tech Help 04-18-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By tinypanzer
I can't remotely envision what you are referring...

I can't remotely envision what you are referring to, but have you tried using a shop vac or some other method for retrieving it? How about a stick with some duct tape wadded up glue side out on one...
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By tinypanzer
It _could_ be any of those things, but first make...

It _could_ be any of those things, but first make sure it's not leaking out from the vacuum shift modulator pod on the side of the transmission. Basically, you either have to take their word for it,...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By tinypanzer
So, I still haven't come up with a good scanner...

So, I still haven't come up with a good scanner but I will probably take the car to a different indy to get their thoughts on it. Meanwhile, I compiled a little table showing how and when the car...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By tinypanzer
After much searching, I finally found something...

After much searching, I finally found something on fleabay. It appears to be made in Taiwan by a company (I don't read Chinese) who makes a lot of replacement rubber parts for w140 and other MBs.
...
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By tinypanzer
W140 Front Duovalve Seal Kit?

Hello all,

I did quite a bit of searching here, and apart from posts with dead links, I couldn't find any discussion of doing the seals on the FRONT duovalve on a w140. On my 97 S420, I have...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-07-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By tinypanzer
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll pass them along...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll pass them along and look into them. One thing of concern to me is that he tells me that there is sort of a cup-shaped indentation in the center of the original...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-07-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By tinypanzer
Where to find vacuum pump diaphragm for '65 190D Heckflosse

Asking for a friend

He has a '65 190D Heckflosse with a torn vacuum pump diaphragm, and it's causing oil to get sucked up and burned.

He's searched high and low, contacted the classics center,...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By tinypanzer
Ok, I think I have a working theory. I think you...

Ok, I think I have a working theory. I think you have a bad switch, but not one of the ones you'd expect. There is a weird shared ground setup here and the circuit reverses polarity depending on...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By tinypanzer
I will look over these annoyingly German...

I will look over these annoyingly German schematics tonight and see if I can find a commonality.

To be clear - you ONLY have this problem when rolling DOWN the rear windows via the FRONT switches?...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By tinypanzer
If you ordered the correct Bosch plugs, they'll...

If you ordered the correct Bosch plugs, they'll be pre-gapped from the factory. Make sure to use some good copper-based anti-seize compound on them, aluminum heads are unforgiving of dry plugs.
...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By tinypanzer
Which scan tool for w140?

Hello,

Trying to get advice on which scan tool to get for my '97 (OBD-II) S420. I need to get as much access to live data as possible. Preferably the ability to program as well.

Basically, I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,228
Posted By tinypanzer
Obviously you know a great deal more about cruise...

Obviously you know a great deal more about cruise control amps than I do, however I just want to point out one minor inaccuracy. The term 'cold solder joint' refers to a solder joint that was made...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By tinypanzer
This is bit of a stretch, but I once had a...

This is bit of a stretch, but I once had a similar issue and the cause was a bad switch. IIRC, (wish I had the circuit diagram handy), the power passes through one switch on the way to the other. I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By tinypanzer
That is some seriously useful info, thank you...

That is some seriously useful info, thank you very much! I will snoop around this weekend weather permitting and post results. Cheers!
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By tinypanzer
Please disregard my previous post where I said...

Please disregard my previous post where I said the sensor is on the differential. Turns out I was thinking of the ABS sensor not the speed sensor. I went through all of that several years back in...
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