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Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,670
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Sorry I misled you on the link! Yes, your...

Sorry I misled you on the link! Yes, your crankshaft sensor is the one you want, and the price looks good.
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,670
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Here it is for $59.07...

Here's a genuine Bosch cps for $59.07. It should take about 15 minutes to install...
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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-13-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,830
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Yes, one injector can do it, if it's leaking...

Yes, one injector can do it, if it's leaking badly. You might try holding the accelerator to the floor while cranking, that may give it enough air to clear the intake and let it start, if it is a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-13-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,830
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
What kind of compression does it have? You could...

What kind of compression does it have? You could have a cam that jumped timing. If you have compression, spark and fuel it should run, or at least fire enthusiastically. Check a spark plug after...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-12-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,830
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
The only time my '82 quit on me I was on the...

The only time my '82 quit on me I was on the freeway, coasted to an exit and parked it, towed it home, and then found that I had a bad coil, which took out the ignition control module. The coil was...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,565
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I installed an inexpensive battery maintainer in...

I installed an inexpensive battery maintainer in both my '79 450SL and my 2001 ML320. Harbor Freight sells a unit that will sit right next to the battery and directly connect to it. It is a three...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-19-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,129
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I took a broken one apart, and the plastic toggle...

I took a broken one apart, and the plastic toggle was broken - the thin membrane was broken off. I don't think any repair is really going to be successful. If anyone does manage to come up with a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Bubbles in the radiator usually mean a bad head...

Bubbles in the radiator usually mean a bad head gasket. Combustion pressures are getting into the water jacket.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-29-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,063
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
If you lower the panel on the passenger side of...

If you lower the panel on the passenger side of the car underneath the glovebox the PES is located on the panel, you should be able to see the unit there - it is a black plastic cased unit, should...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-28-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,063
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
It's my understanding that the blue label is...

It's my understanding that the blue label is required to support the bluetooth adapter. The analog/digital doesn't apply because the call is being made through your cellphone. The original phone...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,670
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Could be the crankshaft position sensor, they are...

Could be the crankshaft position sensor, they are known to fail intermittently, especially after a short warmup.
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I don't know about your car, but my '82 300D has...

I don't know about your car, but my '82 300D has a sway bar, and on each end there's a little link about 7" long that goes from the sway bar down to the axle housing. They develop play in the pivots...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,841
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
My '79 had a worn out steering coupler, and I was...

My '79 had a worn out steering coupler, and I was able to replace it by lifting the cover inside the passenger compartment to get at things after removing the bolt at the steering box end from...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,170
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
And they DO go bad!

The fan clutch went out on my '82 380SL- After I replaced it with a good used one, the difference was quite amazing to me. For instance today it was 96 degrees here, and the car cooled right down...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
What that reading means is that it was in the mid...

What that reading means is that it was in the mid 80's when you checked the pressure. Doesn't tell how good the charge is, but it is definitley good enough that the compressor should have started...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Your 1979 450SL has the very troublesome climate...

Your 1979 450SL has the very troublesome climate control II system. To verify this, take note of the fact that you have buttons vertically oriented, and a separate AC rocker switch to the right side...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,743
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
It is impossible for water/radiator fluid to be...

It is impossible for water/radiator fluid to be sucked into the vacuum system. The vacuum pod is entirely separate from the water valve, and is connected by a mechanical link.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,743
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
The monovalve's default position is OPEN with no...

The monovalve's default position is OPEN with no power. This valve's default position is CLOSED with no power. The vacuum solenoid is connected so that when the car is started and vacuum becomes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,743
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I've been using my setup for several years now...

I've been using my setup for several years now with no problems at all - as I see it, the main advantages are that it is a cheaper, more reliable setup than the monovalve, and also keeps the water...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,601
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I second that idea! I consider Steve to be the...

I second that idea! I consider Steve to be the final authority on this kind of matter. He really knows his stuff!
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 08-25-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,418
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
The ML's have an RF sensor around the ignition...

The ML's have an RF sensor around the ignition switch ring, and the keys have a device in them that responds. The ML has a DAS system "driver authorization system" that, if the wrong key is inserted,...
Forum: General Information 08-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,287
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Loosening rusted bolts and nuts

In an email from my brother:
You guys may be interested in some interesting information that I found in the Studebaker Drivers Club rag. They gleaned it from another magazine, the Machinist's...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Loosening rusted bolts and nuts

In an email from my brother:
You guys may be interested in some interesting information that I found in the Studebaker Drivers Club rag. They gleaned it from another magazine, the Machinist's...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Just wondering - which color end goes towards the...

Just wondering - which color end goes towards the WUR? (I removed the one on my car last year and replaced it with a valve, thinking it must be defective, now think I should reinstall it!)
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,596
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I replaced the compressor in my '82 380SL about a...

I replaced the compressor in my '82 380SL about a month ago, and the instructions that came with the new compressor said to pour the entire amount of new oil into the low pressure side of the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
If it's a taillight problem it isn't in the turn...

If it's a taillight problem it isn't in the turn signal switch - that only applies to brake lights!
Forum: Tech Help 08-16-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
It could be the turn signal switch is failing. ...

It could be the turn signal switch is failing. If the other side brake light works ok the turn signal switch is the most likely failing component.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 08-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,418
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
I also think this is an AAM problem, very common...

I also think this is an AAM problem, very common after replacing a battery. I don't know what to do except get another key. It usually is caused by trying to start the vehicle with a very discharged...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Timm, on my '82 380SL the engine fan...

Timm, on my '82 380SL the engine fan thermocoupler failed about a month ago, and caused the car to run very hot and the aux electric fan to come on when it really shouldn't have needed to. You might...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,146
Posted By Richard Wooldridge
Hi Mike, I have a '75 280C which is the...

Hi Mike,
I have a '75 280C which is the appearance twin to your car, but with the 110 engine. My plans are to install a GM TBI setup on the car, but I will use the GM TBI unit from an astrovan 4.3...
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