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Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By czwbkx
New caps and rotors fixed it. Between the upper...

New caps and rotors fixed it. Between the upper harness, plugs, caps, rotors - I should be in good shape for a while, eh? :)
Forum: Tech Help 12-24-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By czwbkx
OK - I ordered 'em. Thanks for the tip. I'll...

OK - I ordered 'em. Thanks for the tip. I'll post results here.

Anything else "while I'm in there?"
Forum: Tech Help 12-24-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By czwbkx
Hmmm. Not yet. Is a visual inspection good...

Hmmm. Not yet. Is a visual inspection good enough to confirm it as a possible cause, or should I just order new parts and install them?
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By czwbkx
Debugging serious engine miss - W124 400E

My 400E starts and runs perfectly - for 2 minutes, 53 seconds. Then it starts to miss horribly - sometimes even goes into guardian mode. The timing is repeatable. The engine is not yet up to temp,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,041
Posted By czwbkx
Incredibly, it took until 2007 for mine to fail -...

Incredibly, it took until 2007 for mine to fail - 15 years. Still, this is not an acceptable situation - I have other cars with harnesses as much as 30 years old with no signs of brittle and broken...
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By czwbkx
Air Intake with Euro Headlights

The fresh air intake on my 400E is around the headlamps in the US configuration. If I switch to Euro lamps, do I lose the fresh air intake? How does a Euro V8 get air?
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By czwbkx
Did you check the fusible link? THe manual...

Did you check the fusible link? THe manual refers to it as a fuse, but it is located outside the main fuse box and is just a thin metal plate. About $5.00 from the dealer. Mine went out a couple...
Forum: Tech Help 12-28-2004, 11:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 80,313
Posted By czwbkx
I completed this job tonight on my 400E. ...

I completed this job tonight on my 400E.

To answer your earlier question, SRHarvey, it is possible to lubricate the motor without removing the cover, however, you do still have to remove the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By czwbkx
Same thing here. I installed it four weeks ago. ...

Same thing here. I installed it four weeks ago. All fits, angles, and connections were correct and performance is OEM.

I just ordered the heater blower motor - it will be intersting to see where...
Forum: Tech Help 12-19-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 80,313
Posted By czwbkx
Also looking. I need to do that job next week on...

Also looking. I need to do that job next week on my car.
Forum: Tech Help 12-12-2004, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By czwbkx
You are a luckier man than I. I changed all the...

You are a luckier man than I. I changed all the bits including the sway bar bushings first and saved the most expensive solution for last. Nothing made a difference until I changed the lower...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-10-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By czwbkx
Right, don't run in series. There are sufficient...

Right, don't run in series. There are sufficient outputs on the 9835 - I'll check my references, but I think there are six outputs. If your door speakers are mid-subs then they are two-ohms...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-09-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By czwbkx
I am doing exactly that right now. Installing...

I am doing exactly that right now. Installing the Alpine 9835, but keeping the stock speakers. I am, however, bypassing all factory wiring - I do not want the common earth speaker lines imposed by...
Forum: Tech Help 12-09-2004, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By czwbkx
It's the lower control arm bushings. You won't...

It's the lower control arm bushings. You won't be able to synthesize it by any means other than driving over a bump. The elastomer breaks down inside (where it is captive to the control arm).
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 08-22-2004, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By czwbkx
Luke, where do they rub? Inside, outside, or...

Luke, where do they rub? Inside, outside, or circumference? On what off-set? All? 41? 36? During cornering?
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2004, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By czwbkx
There is a noticeable jump at about 3000 rpm. ...

There is a noticeable jump at about 3000 rpm. The torque and hp curves are notchy at this point. I'm looking for the dyno graph to illustrate - will post if I can remember where it is.

Best cure...
Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2004, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By czwbkx
That's right - the eight hole wheels will fit the...

That's right - the eight hole wheels will fit the W124, but we are discussing the 15 hole.
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2004, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By czwbkx
The W201 15 hole stock wheel (not 24V) has a 49mm...

The W201 15 hole stock wheel (not 24V) has a 49mm offset compared to the stock eight hole W124 wheel with a 41mm offset. Taken alone, I would not recommend this fitment - but it gets worse. If the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By czwbkx
I just checked the FastLane catalog to verify. ...

I just checked the FastLane catalog to verify. They call it part number P5002-49608. It is the same for both vehicles (78 300D and 79 300TD).

Look under "body electrical" then find "cruise...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By czwbkx
Yes, they are interchangeable. I have checked...

Yes, they are interchangeable. I have checked several part lists including reman and aftermarket lists and the same amplifier is in both cars you mentioned as well as the range of years in my prior...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By czwbkx
Yes. The same amplifier is used in both cars.

Yes. The same amplifier is used in both cars.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-28-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By czwbkx
The off-set on your W124 is 41mm and the off-set...

The off-set on your W124 is 41mm and the off-set on the W107 is 25mm. The wheel will stick out toward the road 16mm further (~5/8 in.).

Stock tire width is 205mm. With your 225mm tires you are...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By czwbkx
Sorry - left out the part number. The OEM number...

Sorry - left out the part number. The OEM number is 001 545 20 32
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By czwbkx
This is the one. It is used from 1972 to 1981 on...

This is the one. It is used from 1972 to 1981 on nearly all chassis.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-22-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By czwbkx
There is one other way to get an approximation. ...

There is one other way to get an approximation. Since we know the net effect will be to move the face of the tire outward by 10mm, you could put a 10mm spacer behind the wheel and do a visual check....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-22-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By czwbkx
There is still some data missing: what was the...

There is still some data missing: what was the stock off-set, and what are the stock and current ride heights? Without this information all you will get is anecdotes and opinions.

Measure ride...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-21-2004, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By czwbkx
If you still have stock offsets (41mm), then the...

If you still have stock offsets (41mm), then the only two possible interferences are height or outside (fender) rubbing. Your stock tire was 195 65R15. Total height was 15 + (2)(195*.65)/25.4 = 25...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-21-2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By czwbkx
It depends on the off-set of your wheels. 215...

It depends on the off-set of your wheels. 215 will fit on stock off-sets, 225 is iffy - especially in 50 series. In 45 or 40 you may have better luck since the tire will be shorter and therefore...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2004, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By czwbkx
The sensor is part number 126 540 10 17, should...

The sensor is part number 126 540 10 17, should be about $12 or so. It is in the lower part of the bottle - look for the electrical wire pair going to the outside of the lower part of the bottle. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-15-2004, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By czwbkx
There is a 6mm difference in off-set, however...

There is a 6mm difference in off-set, however (35mm vs 41mm). The wheels will fit, but you must take the off-set change into consideration when planning your tire purchase. As an example, your...
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