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Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Thermostat in the engine is an 87C thermostat. A...

Thermostat in the engine is an 87C thermostat. A new one should bring the bottom end of the temperature into the range of 85C-90C.
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Also, don't know how much room there is to work...

Also, don't know how much room there is to work around the V6, but on the V8, its a lot easier if you remove the ignition coils as well. You'll have a lot more room to work with.
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
The min thickness for the rotors, I don't know...

The min thickness for the rotors, I don't know off the top of my head, but as you said it will be stamped somewhere on the rotor itself (and probably covered in some brake dust).

The wear limit...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 03-16-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Michelin MXV4 - can go 80,000 miles with proper...

Michelin MXV4 - can go 80,000 miles with proper care and still stay round. Overall, a great tire.
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,408
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I have heard of some issues with transmission...

I have heard of some issues with transmission failures of new 7G-tronics. Was there anything else wrong with the car? Just curious as to why the dealer bought back the car instead of replacing the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,994
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I've felt what it is like on cars such as the...

I've felt what it is like on cars such as the W202 and W208 with no boost at very low speed. I don't think I would be able to stop the car with both feet on the brake from any amount of speed. As a...
Forum: Tech Help 03-09-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
No harm in changing it while the coolant is out. ...

No harm in changing it while the coolant is out. I usually change mine during coolant changes.
Forum: Tech Help 03-09-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,994
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,994
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
To see what it feels like without the power...

To see what it feels like without the power booster. Pump the brakes about 10 times with the engine off to exhaust the reserve left over and step on the brakes. Either that or disconnect the vacuum...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I believe Mercedes lost a class action lawsuit...

I believe Mercedes lost a class action lawsuit regarding the issue on M112 engines with Dino Oil Changes every 10k-12k miles. Result was they had to cover certain engines for an increased warranty...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Can you elaborate? Heater blow cold air or is...

Can you elaborate? Heater blow cold air or is there no air flow at all? Does the engine run cold as well?? Is there an air distribution problem??
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,910
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Your car has a hot film MAF snesor that is known...

Your car has a hot film MAF snesor that is known to cause running problems and require replacement on a lot of M104 engines. It's hard to say for sure over the internet that it needs replacement...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Go with the W202. Reliable and much cheaper to...

Go with the W202. Reliable and much cheaper to maintain, repair, and modify.
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Since the rear will be in theair, make sure the...

Since the rear will be in theair, make sure the front is properly chocked.

Also, I have not always been impressed by the aftermarket Ate rotors. I think most of the other such as Balo, or the OEM...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Buy a thermostat and replace the old one. As...

Buy a thermostat and replace the old one. As stated above, there likely is not a thermostat installed. Do not run the engine without a thermostat.
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I do not know of any consistent problems that...

I do not know of any consistent problems that have arisen with the valvetrain of the M104. It does not have the upper end oil consumption problems that the M103 has. As far as the timing chain...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
You also have the option of removing the oil with...

You also have the option of removing the oil with a suction device through the dipstick tube. Either way, it's relatively simple.
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Sounds normal.

Sounds normal.
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
First off, how hot does it get? It could...

First off, how hot does it get?

It could either be a coolant flow problem or an airflow problem or a combination of both. Does it only warm up in traffic, or does it do so on the open road as...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
At the back of the engine compartment, behind the...

At the back of the engine compartment, behind the block. It is in a cannister with a black plastic cap.
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,243
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I use Mobil 1 0w-40 at all temps. It has an...

I use Mobil 1 0w-40 at all temps. It has an ultra low pour point and still maintains about 15 centistokes of kinematic viscosity at 100C.
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
There are a number of things that it can be. ...

There are a number of things that it can be. Another possibility is an extreme lean running condition due to a faulty air mass meter or a large air leak downstream of the air mass meter. You will...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I have found the MityVac to be pretty good. No...

I have found the MityVac to be pretty good. No problem at all sucking hot oil out of the engine (now watch mine implode the next time I use it).

Anyway, it is much better than the Liquivac.
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
I have never been particularly impressed with any...

I have never been particularly impressed with any of the Ate aftermarket brake pads, whether it be pads or rotors.

I would try Porterfield pads if I were you. Make sure you get the street...
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Also, with the engine at 100C, you should be able...

Also, with the engine at 100C, you should be able to hear the fan pulling air when the engine is revved up. If you cannot hear this or feel a mass amount of air being pulled by the fan when the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Hmm, you may be better off taking it to someone...

Hmm, you may be better off taking it to someone to have properly charged.
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Where would you move it to?

Where would you move it to?
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Do not install a lower temp thermostat. It will...

Do not install a lower temp thermostat. It will do nothing to control the top end of the temp range, it only controls the min temp. Running cooler than the car is designed is not a good thing. If...
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
Zimmerman, Balo, or Brembo from fastlane on this...

Zimmerman, Balo, or Brembo from fastlane on this site will all be pretty decent quality at a reasonable price.
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Ali Al-Chalabi
No it doesn't. Check if there are any stored...

No it doesn't. Check if there are any stored codes and what they are.
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