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Forum: Tech Help 09-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By JSlabotsky
Never mind. Just needed a little more...

Never mind. Just needed a little more testosterone, apparently. I can't figure out how to delete this thread or I would. :-/
Forum: Tech Help 09-02-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By JSlabotsky
Brake diaphragm travel sensor installation - won't go in

I'm replacing the brake booster on my W140. Trying to install the diaphragm travel sensor in the new booster. I can't seem to get it to go in far enough for the circlip to engage the notch in the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By JSlabotsky
1998 S320 Low brake pedal, BAS/ASR light

Okay, I'm starting over with a new thread looking for some ideas on this.

The brake pedal goes way lower than it should. How low seems to vary slightly, but it doesn't really "pump up". I...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By JSlabotsky
FYI - the crowfoot did the trick. Popped it right...

FYI - the crowfoot did the trick. Popped it right off. Best $11.99 I ever spent.
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By JSlabotsky
Well, I went all out and ordered one from the...

Well, I went all out and ordered one from the dealer. Probably spent way more than I needed to ($48 USD), but the convenience of knowing the flares are the correct size and it's the right length is...
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By JSlabotsky
If I could find a part number for the hard lines...

If I could find a part number for the hard lines from the MC to the ABS pump, I'd just cut the old ones and install new. So far I haven't found an online source that lists those. Going to call the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By JSlabotsky
W140 can't loosen brake line

I'm trying to swap out the master cylinder on my 1998 S320. I can't get the rear brake line fitting loose. I am using a proper flare wrench but it won't budge. Any tips? These things aren't reverse...
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By JSlabotsky
Well OK, that's good to know I guess. I like...

Well OK, that's good to know I guess. I like doing stuff myself and this didn't cost me anything but about 30 minutes of my time.
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By JSlabotsky
Sounds to me like my low pedal/master cylinder...

Sounds to me like my low pedal/master cylinder issue may be the root of this. I'm planning to order the interface so I can pull all the codes before I start throwing money at it. I doubt the wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By JSlabotsky
W140 closing assist fix successful

Just wanted to share a little fix I did. I mainly followed the instructions here:
Door closing assist pump adjustment on S class...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By JSlabotsky
I year you. I didn't change mine at first because...

I year you. I didn't change mine at first because they looked relatively new. It wasn't until I'd swapped coils around and changed the fuel filter that I just happened to notice the white spot on the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By JSlabotsky
Lesson learned - check those boots!

I've been chasing a misfire in my 1998 S320. At first it was intermittent. Then it began to start missing as soon as I got on the accelerator pretty good. When first started, it ran fine as long as I...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By JSlabotsky
Triple check the spark plug boots. I just fixed...

Triple check the spark plug boots. I just fixed an intermittent miss on my M104. It ran smooth until I accelerated somewhat hard, then would throw a CEL on a cylinder 1 misfire and miss like crazy...
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By JSlabotsky
W140 BAS/ASR light, not switch or bulb

Okay, I have searched my face off, here and elsewhere, but I'm not sure what is the next step in diagnosing this issue.

1998 S320 - When the car is started, all trouble lights are off. As soon as...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By JSlabotsky
Ha! No kidding. It seems like it's feast for...

Ha! No kidding. It seems like it's feast for famine some places; either no responses or a dozen responses from people who don't know what they're talking about.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-29-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By JSlabotsky
I'M BAAAAA-AACK!

:) So about 12 years ago I wrote up a how to for replacing the W124 blower motor that I was honored to have enshrined in the Wiki. Not too long after that I ended needing a pickup truck and had to...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 09-08-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 902
Posted By JSlabotsky
FS: 1990 300CE, Photos Available

For Sale:

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE
Black/grey with tan interior (the darker color, not the light beige).
Approximately 120,000 miles* (see below)
Location: Oklahoma City
Price: Make me an...
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2003, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,220
Posted By JSlabotsky
Well, I'm just echoing what other people have...

Well, I'm just echoing what other people have said. I wish I had read this forum before I broke mine.

When you do the repair, you'll be able to tell why this happens. The top stack of digits is...
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,894
Posted By JSlabotsky
I think I see where you're coming from with your...

I think I see where you're coming from with your concept. I'd like to offer my own take on the "theme", if you will.

We have two fairly upscale shops on the same street. One is an MB specialist,...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 08-10-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By JSlabotsky
I have decided to use some Stillwater Designs 8"...

I have decided to use some Stillwater Designs 8" midbass speakers in the doors. They work just fine in a freeair setup. However, I'm considering making an aperiodic enclosure to control cone...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
Okay, this is weird. I put the SAME bulb back in...

Okay, this is weird. I put the SAME bulb back in that I took out, and now it works. Weird! I took the bulb out to test it and left it out for a day (took it out over lunch time at work). Today...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2003, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
WJM - When you shorted it, what happened? Did it...

WJM - When you shorted it, what happened? Did it just blow the fuse? Or did you have to replace the dome light assembly? I've got a line on a new assembly through a forum member, but not sure if...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2003, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
Yes it does. What do I check next? :D

Yes it does. What do I check next? :D
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
It doesn't work when either door is open. I saw...

It doesn't work when either door is open. I saw it quit, and at the time I was on the passenger side with the door open. However, the seat belt warning light does flash, and I do hear a buzzer when...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
Well, like I said, I checked the bulb and it...

Well, like I said, I checked the bulb and it works. But, to answer your question, no I haven't tried another bulb in the socket.

When I get home from work I'll check for juice. I was messing...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JSlabotsky
Dome light dead -- fuse OK, bulb OK, what next?

My dome light quit working a couple of weeks ago. Please help me diagnose. Here's what I know so far:

- I just tested the bulb and it works fine
- Checked fuse and it is OK. All other equipment...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By JSlabotsky
I had the same symptom coming to work this...

I had the same symptom coming to work this morning - gauges quit and I could hear a faint buzzing sound. Kind of resembles the sickly sound of the worn-out key in ignition buzzer in my Miata...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 08-02-2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,247
Posted By JSlabotsky
Looks like I'm going to hold off on selling the...

Looks like I'm going to hold off on selling the Rainbows. I have a design in mind, but it's going to have to wait a couple of months. I'm getting married at the end of September, so I can't really...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2003, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By JSlabotsky
Did you guys ever figure out the weatherstripping...

Did you guys ever figure out the weatherstripping replacement? I posted a response to another thread on the issue. It's really easy. PM me if you still need help.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-31-2003, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By JSlabotsky
donbryce's setup actually uses a 5.25" driver and...

donbryce's setup actually uses a 5.25" driver and a 6.5" passive radiator. It's rated at about 64 watts RMS, I haven't heard one of these in-car, but in the store it sounded pretty good. I would...
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