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Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 08-21-2004, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By neileg
Blaupunkt Marseille

Just swapped out a Blaupunkt Marseille cassette rasio for a Blaupunkt St Louis DJ. I want to sell the Marseille, but I don't know the specs on this. Even the power output would help. The fascia says...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-20-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By neileg
Hi JJR Spotted you driving in sunny...

Hi JJR

Spotted you driving in sunny Newcastle today. Good day for it!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-26-2004, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By neileg
How I clean piston tops: - Bring the piston to...

How I clean piston tops:
- Bring the piston to the top of the bore
- Push heavy grease into the gap between the piston and the bore all the way round
- Get a toothbrush and sharpen the handle to a...
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2004, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,668
Posted By neileg
If you're burning oil, just put more oil in. STP...

If you're burning oil, just put more oil in. STP won't mend the seals. You could try using the heaviest oil reccomended for your engine, but basically, you're not going to do much.

The old Jaguar...
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2004, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By neileg
Do a search, removing stubborn screw fixingsis a...

Do a search, removing stubborn screw fixingsis a bit of a regular. I would not use an extractor, if it breaks you're in real trouble. Try a torx bit that's just a bit too big and hammer in in. This...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-01-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By neileg
One cheap fix for broken springs is to get hold...

One cheap fix for broken springs is to get hold of some small bore steel tube, and cut small lengths. Slip these onto one end of the broken spring and slide to bridge the break. Wire it into place....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-27-2004, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By neileg
Do a search on here. It's a regular. But...

Do a search on here. It's a regular.

But while I'm here, check for rust. When you've done that, check for rust. Oh, and by the way, check for rust too.

The mechanicals can always be fixed and...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2004, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By neileg
Buy a new drill bit, smaller than the bolt, say...

Buy a new drill bit, smaller than the bolt, say 1/8" or 3mm. Get a cobalt bit if you can since these handle hard materials better than normal HSS bits. If you try and start with a drill that is too...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2004, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By neileg
If brake fluid is leaking into the servo, it will...

If brake fluid is leaking into the servo, it will get drawn into the engine and burnt. This will make the exhaust smoke grey.
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By neileg
Don't know this vehicle. Maybe the glowplugs...

Don't know this vehicle. Maybe the glowplugs burned out because the supply doesn't turn off. You fixed the symptom, but not the problem.

Or pehaps this is meaningless mumblings!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-30-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,814
Posted By neileg
Took this from the UK Weber Distibutor site...

Took this from the UK Weber Distibutor site (www.webcon.co.uk)

Mercedes 230 and 280 Auto ch 1972-76 PNo2268062300 2x32/36 DGEV Replaces:2xZenith INAT 391.75 GB Pounds

Hope this helps
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2004, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By neileg
Sounds like an air leak on the intake. These can...

Sounds like an air leak on the intake. These can happen all of a sudden and if your car has seen little use before you bought it, the exercise could have caused a hose to come loose or split.

The...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-12-2004, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By neileg
I presume there's a flexible section of pipe in...

I presume there's a flexible section of pipe in this set up (my 114 coupe was an auto, so I'm not familiar with the manual setup). If so, the flex pipe may be collapsing internally and acting as a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2004, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By neileg
Time to get a new torque wrench? Hard to see why...

Time to get a new torque wrench? Hard to see why three bolts would shear at the same time if they were correctly torqued.

If properly installed, it is only the loading created by the wheel that...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-12-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By neileg
I would call this dieselling. Usual cause is a...

I would call this dieselling. Usual cause is a hot spot in one or more cylinders that stays hot enough to ignite the fuel without a spark. This may be a carbon build up, an overheated plug, a burnt...
Forum: Tech Help 12-05-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By neileg
Please don't grease the pinion gear teeth. This...

Please don't grease the pinion gear teeth. This will pick up dirt and cause problems with the pinion gear and/or the ring gear on the flywheel.

If the pinion assembly needs lubrication, do it on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-04-2003, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By neileg
Could it be fuel vapourisation? A high speed run...

Could it be fuel vapourisation? A high speed run in already high ambient temperatures could see some real heat under the hood.
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2003, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By neileg
The cars are called Beemers in the UK!

The cars are called Beemers in the UK!
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2003, 04:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By neileg
The E39 has few faults. They are bit heavy on...

The E39 has few faults. They are bit heavy on brake pads and disks, the rear suspension top mount can break up and the upper suspension arm can wear. Listen out for a creak if you lean on the back of...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2003, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By neileg
Do a search. The topic has been covered many...

Do a search. The topic has been covered many times.
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By neileg
Consider a bad bulb or a bad fuse as well as the...

Consider a bad bulb or a bad fuse as well as the wiring and connectors. I'd be suspicious of the bulb if moving things areound helped for a while.

Contact cleaner doesn't really do the trick for...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2003, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By neileg
High miles are OK if the maintenance has been...

High miles are OK if the maintenance has been done. I've read this listing a couple of times and I don't see any mention of the service history. Why not?
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2003, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By neileg
My local rebuilder (Bosch Agent) tested my...

My local rebuilder (Bosch Agent) tested my alternator on the bench. It checked out perfectly, and he didn't charge me either!
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 11-17-2003, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,983
Posted By neileg
I have used a British product called Waxoyl for...

I have used a British product called Waxoyl for many years with excellent results. Appears to be available in the US here:
http://www.robisonservice.com/servicedep/waxoyl.asp
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-13-2003, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By neileg
The english name for denatured alcohol is...

The english name for denatured alcohol is methylated spirits, though this has a dye in that I don't think they have in the US. A near equivalent is isopropyl alcohol.

Does this help?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-11-2003, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,281
Posted By neileg
Two countries divided by a common language? ...

Two countries divided by a common language?

A fireguard is a wire mesh screen that you put in front of an open fire to prevent children falling in and sparks falling out.

Perhaps JJ should have...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-06-2003, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,625
Posted By neileg
A coil that is intended to be used with a ballast...

A coil that is intended to be used with a ballast resistor has approximately half the resistance of a non-ballast coil. So your 'nice' coil is probably a non-ballast coil.

The reason for using a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-05-2003, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By neileg
OK, Tomguy, I give in. Whatever you say.

OK, Tomguy, I give in. Whatever you say.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-04-2003, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By neileg
Warren, thank you. Tomguy, I have not said...

Warren, thank you.

Tomguy, I have not said that there is no difference in consumption caused by a higher engine speed, I just said it was small.

And I'm not having a go at you, Tomguy, but it...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By neileg
You have bent something, either a suspension...

You have bent something, either a suspension component or the frame of the car or both. You might also have broken something.

There's a very strong chance that something serious is damaged and the...
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