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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-05-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By bhatt
I'm fine with the start/stop technology (other...

I'm fine with the start/stop technology (other than knowing I'll probably go through batteries and starters more often...)

But what worries me is if you're stopped and need to get out of the way...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-25-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By bhatt
There is a forum out there for all Panther body...

There is a forum out there for all Panther body cars (Town Car, G.Marquis, Crown Vic). I believe it is called crownvic.net or something.

Lots of online forums, spare parts availability, etc. for...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By bhatt
It has been almost 10 years since I got rid of my...

It has been almost 10 years since I got rid of my last W126 but I do remember the model quite well given how long ago it was :)

If you have rebuilt the monovalve and checked the rest of the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By bhatt
Some options (I know I'm too late but thought I'd...

Some options (I know I'm too late but thought I'd point them out for people in the future)

1. Pay a lawyer to handle the transaction.. shouldn't be expensive since it's just writing of cheques and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-23-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By bhatt
I heard something about the Lexus IS line that...

I heard something about the Lexus IS line that you'll want to look into before buying one.

This may only be for the larger engine model (IS350?) but check it out anyway.

I heard that the IS...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By bhatt
Arnott struts are rebuilt MB ones. They take...

Arnott struts are rebuilt MB ones. They take apart all of the 'wear' items (air cells, etc) and replace them.

They say the new parts are better and stronger. They use Continental as a supplier...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By bhatt
Your SOS warning is always displayed? It...

Your SOS warning is always displayed? It shouldn't be.

Mine said "Teleaid disabled" or something like that every time I started up the car, and it went away a few seconds later.

It was...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,014
Posted By bhatt
That's true. We (gearheads) all understand how...

That's true. We (gearheads) all understand how those work.

I'm thinking about for the average driver.

My wife isn't pulling over when she sees the pic of a gravy boat show up on the dash. ...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,014
Posted By bhatt
Either one. Just saying I've never seen a car...

Either one. Just saying I've never seen a car tell the driver to stop when a rock tore through the oil pan and all the oil leaked out. Result is almost always a siezed engine if you're driving on...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,014
Posted By bhatt
Yeah, exactly my feeling on the error code. ...

Yeah, exactly my feeling on the error code.

It should be federal mandate to show any OBDII codes on the display screen somewhere in the car. I am sure if people got a 'gas cap loose' code they'd...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By bhatt
It definitely was available. I had an 83 300SD...

It definitely was available. I had an 83 300SD with Tex.

I remember the 1990 S-Class brochure had samples of both leather and Tex. Everything up to the 420SEL was available with Tex. 560 came...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,014
Posted By bhatt
I will never understand with all the technology...

I will never understand with all the technology on cars (and wireless TPMS sensors and stuff like that) why we don't have a few simple idiot lights.

They don't even need to be separate lights.....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By bhatt
The way I have always thought to do it is this: ...

The way I have always thought to do it is this:

Put a drill bit backwards into you drill. Or if the eye screws are larger, a piece of round metal stock

Cut a notch in the end, which will go...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By bhatt
Might be tough, because I remember my W140 had a...

Might be tough, because I remember my W140 had a "2 piece" radio.

It was a 1992 500SEL.

The head unit was simply a display with a bunch of buttons and some minor circuitry. Apparently the rest...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,300
Posted By bhatt
True, but same thing applies when the cops show...

True, but same thing applies when the cops show up. They see a photocopy of a fake ID at the dealership, go question the suspect, see his fake ID in his wallet, and boom... he's busted. They have...
Forum: Tech Help 04-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By bhatt
If TeleAid wasn't updated to the new digital...

If TeleAid wasn't updated to the new digital system (as mentioned above) it no longer operates.

With either system (TeleAid analog, digital, MBrace, etc) you can go in with the DAS (STAR) system...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,300
Posted By bhatt
I would think that someone planning to steal a...

I would think that someone planning to steal a car from a lot would be a lot more hesitant if they were asked to provide a license.

If the cops find him with the car, they will be VERY interested...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,300
Posted By bhatt
Simple solution.. something a few used car lots...

Simple solution.. something a few used car lots around here have done.

When they ask to look at the car (to look inside, take for a test drive, whatever).. just say:

"Sure, let me grab you the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,628
Posted By bhatt
This is a great post.. wish it was here when I...

This is a great post.. wish it was here when I did all this work and had to figure it out by myself!

Definitely look at your fuel filter before buying the new one, as mentioned. The two styles...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 12-12-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 116,984
Posted By bhatt
Do the following as SOON as possible. Don't even...

Do the following as SOON as possible. Don't even wait another hour or two.. water is soaking things and mildew/mold is getting started.

1. Get a shop vac and vacuum any wet spots once or twice,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By bhatt
If it is "close" to home, I think they could...

If it is "close" to home, I think they could drive it safely.

They would have to let it cool off completely, then drive it ONLY until it hits approx 105deg. Then they need to immediately shut it...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By bhatt
I can't answer your question exactly, but I had...

I can't answer your question exactly, but I had kind of the opposite problem. So can confirm that the diff oil DOES make a huge difference.

Had a W126 with the same noise you describe. Tech...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-23-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By bhatt
I always do the opposite of what you guys are...

I always do the opposite of what you guys are suggesting. I used to recommend buying the last or second-last model year to people, but I have had great experiences buying the first model year so I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By bhatt
Simple decision. How much of your own work do...

Simple decision. How much of your own work do you do, and do you have a good source for used parts?

W210 - simpler car of the two. No hydraulics, gadgets, toys, etc. Not as nice a ride as a...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-22-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,375
Posted By bhatt
I wouldn't take it with me personally, but here...

I wouldn't take it with me personally, but here is a decent idea if you already have the spare transmission.

Get a large "Rubbermaid" plastic tub and pack the transmission in it. You can cushion...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By bhatt
"How long have you owned it?" -- used to LOVE...

"How long have you owned it?" -- used to LOVE asking that question.

I got lots of great answers that made me laugh:
-Husband had one answer, then his wife had a totally different answer later....
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,070
Posted By bhatt
By the time you splice into all the wiring and...

By the time you splice into all the wiring and still run through bottlenecks (ie. factory fader) you'll have spent almost as much time as running new wire, and still have sub-par sound.

Leave all...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,849
Posted By bhatt
About 12 years ago I owned an 83 300SD Paid...

About 12 years ago I owned an 83 300SD

Paid less than $4k for the car, so I wasn't interested in any paint job that cost $1000 or more.

Ended up with a great Maaco paint job for $9xx.00. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By bhatt
I sold my last W126 about 6 years ago, so I'm...

I sold my last W126 about 6 years ago, so I'm going from memory here....

I believe the small connector is the power/ground/etc connector. The larger one has the wires that go to door latch...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By bhatt
I have had most of these cars so here are my...

I have had most of these cars so here are my thoughts:

W126 is older technology but very easy to work on. I would avoid the kompressor and modified version... you are taking a simple car and...
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