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Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 10-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 684
Sticky: California
Views: 165,457
Posted By Cal Learner
Sacramento Area

Bremen Motor Works AG
6326 Main Ave
Orangevale, CA
916-989-4973

This business has been around for a while, under its original name of Ernie's Independent MBz Repair. Name recently changed to...
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Cal Learner
103-094-04-82 103-094-13-82

103-094-04-82
103-094-13-82
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,175
Posted By Cal Learner
Fred, that wasn't my experience when my EZL went...

Fred, that wasn't my experience when my EZL went south. The motor would start, but it acted like the timing was way out of whack and coughed and sputtered like it was hitting on only about half the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Cal Learner
To Reserve or Not to Reserve...

The conventional wisdom is that auctions without reserves generally bring a better price, because bidders know that the vehicle will be sold and are therefore more willing to participate, thus...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Cal Learner
Len, you may be looking for the 'Resources'...

Len, you may be looking for the 'Resources' button at the top of the screen, just to the left of the big telephone number display. You may have to scroll up to see the line of menu choices at the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Cal Learner
Here's the standard answer: the best plug is the...

Here's the standard answer: the best plug is the one that Mercedes specifies for that engine. According to the EPC, that's a Bosch F8DC4.
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,130
Posted By Cal Learner
You have the red LED, so yours is a California...

You have the red LED, so yours is a California version car? If you're reading 9 flashes, that decodes to the "electric actuator," the EHA valve. That code would have been set when you disconnected...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Cal Learner
Idle Air Control Valve

Yes it does have a IACV. P/N 000-141-22-25.
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,130
Posted By Cal Learner
Loss of Idle Control

This seems to be a growing problem for cars of your (and my) age, or maybe it's just the M103 motor. I've been chasing the same symptoms for several months. The thing that's made the greatest...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,028
Posted By Cal Learner
I'm pretty sure the aux fans are supposed to turn...

I'm pretty sure the aux fans are supposed to turn clockwise. At least they did on early 124s.
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By Cal Learner
The ABS light is not on, except briefly as it's...

The ABS light is not on, except briefly as it's supposed to when the key is turned on. Otherwise, no ABS light and the ABS seems to be working fine. OVP was replaced (upgraded 2-fuse version) 4 years...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By Cal Learner
Need Help w/ 8-pin Diagnostic Module

I've done this many times in the past without problems, but suddenly I can't seem to get the 8-pin diagnostic module (X92) to work right. This is a Calif version with push button and red LED. (1988...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,339
Posted By Cal Learner
Robert, just wondering whether the wiring through...

Robert, just wondering whether the wiring through the step resistor and on to the aux fan is sized adequately to have the fan running all the time. Seems to me I read that those wires are undersized...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 03-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Cal Learner
Agree with all that's been said. I'd add only...

Agree with all that's been said. I'd add only this--BE PATIENT. Don't even think of rushing through the job by trying to get it all done in one attempt. Even experts don't do that. Do a little bit on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-12-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,780
Posted By Cal Learner
Right. That's gibberish masquerading as German....

Right. That's gibberish masquerading as German. No way that's an official MB pronouncement.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Cal Learner
Ouch, I can relate; we all probably can. But...

Ouch, I can relate; we all probably can. But here's a different take on the issue: You chose this shop for its reputation and the recommendation of someone you apparently trust. If they earned that...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Cal Learner
Yes, Charlie, the new style 9-pin OVP has two...

Yes, Charlie, the new style 9-pin OVP has two 10-amp fuses and is the correct upgrade for your older style relay with a single fuse.
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,370
Posted By Cal Learner
Last time I was through there, Auburn wasn't at...

Last time I was through there, Auburn wasn't at sea level. What the hell happened??
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Cal Learner
Or maybe the fuel pump relay. That relay supplies...

Or maybe the fuel pump relay. That relay supplies voltage to the fuel pumps, and its internal solder joints flex with heat as it ages, causing intermittent pump function, until the solder breaks...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Cal Learner
Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Many of us have learned that Arthur was the "go-to" guy for aux fan issues. BTW, I'd like some of that 34C weather right about now. "Sunny" Northern California...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Cal Learner
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-15-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By Cal Learner
I've never cleaned these wheels, but I would be...

I've never cleaned these wheels, but I would be verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry reluctant to use Scotchbrite pads for almost anything on a Mercedes. They scour and leave scratches, even on glass. Sorry to say, I...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By Cal Learner
Have you searched on this site yet? There's a...

Have you searched on this site yet? There's a good, detailed installation guide prepared by member gsxr that should be helpful to you. Good descriptions. Lots of photos.
Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,739
Posted By Cal Learner
I'll bet you aren't talking about Fastlane Phil.

I'll bet you aren't talking about Fastlane Phil.
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Cal Learner
I wonder if a dying voltage regulator could cause...

I wonder if a dying voltage regulator could cause those same symptoms?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 19,383
Posted By Cal Learner
Hey, lay off the guy. You go with what God gave...

Hey, lay off the guy. You go with what God gave you, and if the Creator endows you with an extra measure of gullibility, you're bound to get good at it over time.
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Cal Learner
Curbill, if the engine isn't even heating up to...

Curbill, if the engine isn't even heating up to normal operating temp, sounds as though you have a problem with a defective coolant thermostat. The 2 issues could be connected, and monovalve remains...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By Cal Learner
Yeah, 23 mpg sounds low for that kind of a drive....

Yeah, 23 mpg sounds low for that kind of a drive. You don't get better driving conditions than Florida's Turnpike/I75/I10. I did part of that trip (round trip West Palm to Pensacola) and averaged...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-05-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,501
Posted By Cal Learner
1) Some of you posters who write in for technical...

1) Some of you posters who write in for technical ADVISE.
2) IT'S, when ITS is intended.
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Cal Learner
That's just the point. If a higher amp fuse has...

That's just the point. If a higher amp fuse has mistakenly been installed there, it wouldn't be blown, but the connector could have melted from excessive amperage draw running through that wrong fuse...
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