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Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
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Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Mercedes Guy
It is a thread lock. No need to add anything...

It is a thread lock. No need to add anything else.
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mercedes Guy
The hose most likely burst because of the oil in...

The hose most likely burst because of the oil in the coolant. The oil will degrade the rubber hoses and eventually cause them to break. That's why it's very important that the cooling system be...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,810
Posted By Mercedes Guy
You replace a timing chain according to the...

You replace a timing chain according to the amount of stretch, not the mileage. When the chain has stretched beyond the maximum allowable degrees specified for that engine, it should be replaced.
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By Mercedes Guy
I'm sure he means he flushed the brake fluid out...

I'm sure he means he flushed the brake fluid out of the rear lines and calipers.
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,745
Posted By Mercedes Guy
I hate to tell you this, but I think you put the...

I hate to tell you this, but I think you put the wrong ATF in your transmission. You didn't say what model you have, but since you purchased a 722.6 dipstick tool I'm assuming you have a vehicle...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Another item you may wish to check is the...

Another item you may wish to check is the battery. A number of years ago a weak battery in my 201 was causing the SRS light to illuminate. When I put in a new battery the issue never re-surfaced. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-17-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Yes. That is the correct method for changing the...

Yes. That is the correct method for changing the ATF.
Forum: Tech Help 03-15-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,083
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Yes, a power bleeder is the easiest and quickest...

Yes, a power bleeder is the easiest and quickest way to bleed the brake fluid.

You simply have to pour additional fluid into the reservoir in order to fill the rear half.
Forum: Tech Help 03-15-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,091
Posted By Mercedes Guy
I've always gotten decent mileage with my 190E,...

I've always gotten decent mileage with my 190E, especially considering how old it is. I found my 190E to be a very solid, reliable vehicle and it was my daily driver for 7 years. Now that I drive...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Congratulations on your purchase. The 140s are...

Congratulations on your purchase. The 140s are very nice vehicles. I can't answer all of your questions, but I'll do what I can.

Here in the U.S. the best service manual for the 140s is the CD...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Mercedes Guy
You don't simply go by mileage to determine when...

You don't simply go by mileage to determine when a timing chain needs to be replaced. You need to pull the valve covers and measure it for stretch and then if it is out of spec you replace it. I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Mercedes Guy
You have to pull out the instrument cluster. ...

You have to pull out the instrument cluster. Once you have done that you can access all of the instrument cluster bulbs from the back.
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By Mercedes Guy
There's no arrow on the 140 expansion tanks...

There's no arrow on the 140 expansion tanks showing where the coolant level should be. The tank is black from the seam up; it's not transparent. The only way to determine if the level is correct is...
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Mercedes Guy
According to his post it's a problem that the...

According to his post it's a problem that the mayor can fix. It's a little known fact that the mayor of Puerto Rico is a certified master Mercedes-Benz technician.;)

All kidding aside, I believe...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By Mercedes Guy
If you remove the cap on the expansion tank and...

If you remove the cap on the expansion tank and look straight down you will see a plastic tab protruding from the corner of the tank. The correct level is when the coolant is at the top of that tab.
Forum: Tech Help 02-11-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Yeah, that sounds like the ball joint. My 201...

Yeah, that sounds like the ball joint. My 201 had the exact symptoms you described and it turned out to be a bad ball joint. It creaked whenever I turned the wheels, went over bumps, and even when...
Forum: Tech Help 02-11-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,126
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Actually, the hose I as referring to is black and...

Actually, the hose I as referring to is black and approximately 1" in diameter. Below is a link to a DIY article. Take a look at the sixth picture, the one with the circle around the socket. The...
Forum: Tech Help 02-11-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,126
Posted By Mercedes Guy
An easy item you may wish to check is the...

An easy item you may wish to check is the breather hose that runs from the rear of the passenger side valve cover to the electronic throttle actuator. A member on benzworld had symptoms very similar...
Forum: Tech Help 02-09-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mercedes Guy
I look at it like this: Why risk damaging a nice...

I look at it like this: Why risk damaging a nice Mercedes engine (big $$$) while trying to save a couple hundred dollars? I almost always buy OE parts and accessories because I can rest assured...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,138
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Take a look at the top of the cover. See how...

Take a look at the top of the cover. See how there's a "U" shaped spring held down flat on top of the cover by a plastic tab? Pry up that spring with a screwdriver and tilt it up. Make sure the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Mercedes Guy
It sounds like you are describing the pins that...

It sounds like you are describing the pins that hold in the timing chain guides. You can see them on the front of the heads and they have internal threads for when you need to remove them. You...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Seeing as how the Toyota dealer did such lousy...

Seeing as how the Toyota dealer did such lousy work on your Mercedes there are two things you should consider doing:

1. If you paid with a credit card, contact your credit card company and explain...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,951
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Was there a '92 300CE Sportline?

There's a small used car dealer that has a '92 300CE for sale. It says Sportline on the sides just behind the front wheels as well as on the shifter, but I've never heard of a Sportline option for...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mercedes Guy
I absolutely love my 140 and have never regretted...

I absolutely love my 140 and have never regretted purchasing it. Yes, it is true when you read the posts on this forum about it being an expensive vehicle to keep running, but it is such a nice...
Forum: Tech Help 12-26-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mercedes Guy
For me, it is absolutely worth the membership...

For me, it is absolutely worth the membership fee. The discounts that I get on parts and accessories for my two MBs each year exceeds the membership fee. So the fee pays for itself and I continue...
Forum: Tech Help 12-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mercedes Guy
As far as I know the evaporator was an issue with...

As far as I know the evaporator was an issue with all of the 140 models. I don't believe MB ever resolved that issue. However, if the evaporator does fail there is a replacement available that is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Mercedes Guy
You'll find everything you need right here: ...

You'll find everything you need right here:

http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/9511/?requestedDocId=9511

The recommended engine oils are on page 4 (page 3 if you go by the numbers on...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,037
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Huh? Why would someone de-badge it and put "GQ"...

Huh? Why would someone de-badge it and put "GQ" on the back? What does that mean?:confused:
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By Mercedes Guy
Here is an excellent thread on changing the fluid...

Here is an excellent thread on changing the fluid in the 722.6:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=259116&highlight=722.6

It's not really much different than changing the...
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