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Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Ferdman
David, as I mentioned I am unfamiliar with MB...

David, as I mentioned I am unfamiliar with MB vehicles that new. Our newest MB is a 1998 E320 which uses a different style car jack. Sorry if I caused any confusion. I was trying to offer another...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Ferdman
David, have you considered using the jack that...

David, have you considered using the jack that came with your vehicle? I am unfamiliar with MB vehicles that new, but if you use the car jack it's possible you can place a jack stand under the jack...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Ferdman
David, I would hesitate to use the all-in-one...

David, I would hesitate to use the all-in-one jack displayed in the link. It appears to me that it would damage the area adjacent to the lift pad, possibly penetrating the floor. Do a search under...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By Ferdman
Lance, if the condition of the oil is that bad an...

Lance, if the condition of the oil is that bad an immediate oil change is warranted. Be sure to remove/replace the oil level sender after the oil is drained. You may want to research some additives...
Forum: Tech Help 02-10-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By Ferdman
Lance, for that engine without a dipstick the...

Lance, for that engine without a dipstick the Owner's Manual should provide a step-by-step procedure for getting an oil level indication on the instrument panel.
Forum: Tech Help 02-09-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By Ferdman
Lance, in addition to the oil, coolant and brake...

Lance, in addition to the oil, coolant and brake fluid changes I encourage you to change the transmission fluid/filter and the spark plugs. Check the Owner's Manual for the proper spark plugs and...
Forum: Tech Help 02-08-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By Ferdman
Lance, I agree with the conclusion that short...

Lance, I agree with the conclusion that short drives (which don't allow the engine to reach full operating temperature) cause the condition with the oil cap. Along with an oil change, definitely...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Ferdman
TheBishop, as far as the number of brake pad wear...

TheBishop, as far as the number of brake pad wear sensors on a given model year MB the newer the vehicle the fewer brake pad wear sensors. Our 1995 E320 has a wear sensor on each of the 4 front...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Ferdman
Recommend using Mobil 1 0W40. Filter material is...

Recommend using Mobil 1 0W40. Filter material is your choice … paper filters are fine. I have never experienced a problem with them, and have used Hengst & Mann paper filters for the past 20 years....
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By Ferdman
Ismalley, TDC of Piston #1 which is closest to...

Ismalley, TDC of Piston #1 which is closest to the radiator. Of course, you know to turn the crankshaft CW only (when viewed from the front) with a 27mm socket. Be sure to follow re-assembly...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,070
Posted By Ferdman
400Eric, remember to have a PPI (pre-purchase...

400Eric, remember to have a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) done by a MB-trained tech who is intimately familiar with that vehicle; otherwise, you are rolling the dice.
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,260
Posted By Ferdman
John5788, I don't think that high cooling system...

John5788, I don't think that high cooling system pressure would damage the water pump; however, high pressure may force coolant out the weep hole if that's the path of least resistance.
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By Ferdman
Mike, aren't parts available from a MB dealer or...

Mike, aren't parts available from a MB dealer or the Classic Center? I realize their prices may be significantly higher than aftermarket prices, but quality parts should be available for older MB...
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,260
Posted By Ferdman
John5788, inspect the water pump weep hole as the...

John5788, inspect the water pump weep hole as the source of the coolant leak.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-28-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ferdman
Jim, refer to the attached link. ...

Jim, refer to the attached link.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/wheels-tires/311003-lug-bolt-diameter.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 03-27-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,070
Posted By Ferdman
400Eric, read Posts 118, 119 and 120 again. ...

400Eric, read Posts 118, 119 and 120 again. Strongly recommend against buying a vehicle with a salvage title.
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ferdman
ehm, you can have the Febi tensioner replaced...

ehm, you can have the Febi tensioner replaced with a genuine MB tensioner by someone who knows what they are doing, either you or a tech familiar with the procedure.

Hopefully, you are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-26-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ferdman
torsionbar, check either the back of the wheels...

torsionbar, check either the back of the wheels on your 1998 E300 for the ET (offset in mm), or your Owner's Manual for the ET of the stock wheels for your vehicle. Any replacement wheels that you...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 03-24-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,070
Posted By Ferdman
400Eric, I would never consider buying a vehicle...

400Eric, I would never consider buying a vehicle with a salvage title. Buyer beware.
Forum: Tech Help 03-22-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ferdman
Mike, not that it's going to resolve your...

Mike, not that it's going to resolve your existing problem, but recent batteries I have purchased from our local MB dealer are sealed. So there is no issue with leaking battery fluids. I would be...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Ferdman
MCallahan, a new cover should be available from...

MCallahan, a new cover should be available from your local MB dealer.
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Ferdman
240Dee, I second the caution about the...

240Dee, I second the caution about the evaporator. Our 1995 E320 needed an evaporator replacement which cost $4,000 at our local MB dealer. The car seems to be built around the evaporator which...
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Ferdman
metaprinter, it's surprising that MB would design...

metaprinter, it's surprising that MB would design a vehicle that required that much disassembly to replace the water pump ... another reason to avoid buying a MB with an 8-cylinder engine, or at...
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ferdman
Review the Owner's Manual for the procedure to...

Review the Owner's Manual for the procedure to clear the message from the FSS; otherwise it will continue to appear.
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Ferdman
240Dee, if it passes your personal inspection...

240Dee, if it passes your personal inspection have a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) performed by a MB-trained tech who knows that vintage MB vehicle. Money well spent so you learn what major repairs...
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Ferdman
Ron, a trickle charger should work adequately if...

Ron, a trickle charger should work adequately if left hooked-up overnight.
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ferdman
A Quick Jack is available for around $2,000. ...

A Quick Jack is available for around $2,000. Works as advertised. Facilitates DIY work on your MB vehicles.
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Ferdman
Joe, in the second picture it appears there...

Joe, in the second picture it appears there should be a stud protruding through the hole in the filter housing. A castle nut would thread onto the stud to secure the filter housing.
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Ferdman
John5788, although I have no experience with...

John5788, although I have no experience with swapping seats I would opt to swap the Seat 2 cushion to the functional seat mechanism. I would expect that 4 bolts secure it.
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ferdman
I purchased a set of Quick Jack BL-7000EXT Frames...

I purchased a set of Quick Jack BL-7000EXT Frames that safely and quickly lift our MB vehicles. They are well worth the money and work as advertised.
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