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Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 12-13-2011, 06:03 PM
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Posted By wjm
Advanced Auto Sport - Farmington Hills

I put a plug in for this shop many years ago (I believe it was buried inside of another post). This is a follow up.

Sam at Advanced Auto Sport in Farmington Hills is still around and is still...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-28-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By wjm
Car still for sale! A quick bump for my friends...

Car still for sale! A quick bump for my friends in Southeastern Michigan.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-13-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By wjm
94 E420 - Detroit Area - $5999 - 125k miles

Folks,

After 7 years, I'm selling my prized Mercedes. This is the longest I've ever owned any vehicle and frankly I just simply needed a change. I just purchased a 4x4.

This 1994 E420 is...
Forum: Great Lakes - US (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI) 01-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,334
Posted By wjm
Farmington Hills - Advance Auto Sport

I'm about to sell my 1994 E420 after 7 years of ownership. It's still in great shape thanks to my mechanic. If you're in the Farmington Hills area, I HIGHLY suggest you see Sam at his shop:
...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Hmm... have to check my records. I bought the...

Hmm... have to check my records. I bought the car in January of 2001 with 65000. It's 7 years later and I have 125000.

Without going to my records, I'll guess they have about 25,000 on them.
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Caps and rotors were replaced 2 - 3 years ago.

Caps and rotors were replaced 2 - 3 years ago.
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Folks, Turned out to be a bad coil. Total...

Folks,

Turned out to be a bad coil. Total cost for repair was $300+ dollars. Beats replacing a MAF or Ignition control module, eh?
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Well, looks like car was running on 4 cylinders. ...

Well, looks like car was running on 4 cylinders.

We thought it might be a bad ignition control module, but after some testing, it looks like it might be a bad coil (at least I'm hoping so)... ...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
I didn't notice anything like that. I started it...

I didn't notice anything like that. I started it at night and normally that sticks out like a sore thumb.
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Ahhh..... well.... didn't check it, as I spent...

Ahhh..... well.... didn't check it, as I spent most of my time making sure all of the silicon was off the plastics. I'll have my repair guy (who by the way is great and VERY REASONABLE) check it.
...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
OK. Spoke to my detailer. He said he used Gunk...

OK. Spoke to my detailer. He said he used Gunk Degreaser in the engine compartment, them steam. So... no silicon.

I'm taking off all of the plastic parts and cleaning them down now. Once...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,479
Posted By wjm
Yea.... the first time I pulled mine I had all...

Yea.... the first time I pulled mine I had all sorts of codes.

What's wrong with your vehicle?
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Break cleaner? Wow... I thought that would eat...

Break cleaner? Wow... I thought that would eat up the plastic!

I'll give it a try.

Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Jim, What did you use to clean all of the...

Jim,

What did you use to clean all of the black plastic parts?
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Sure is! Still, how does one know if a MAF...

Sure is!

Still, how does one know if a MAF is bad? Is there a way for a mechanic (or a mechanic wannabe) to actually test these things?

If the issue still continues after a good cleaning, what...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Spring clip? I guess I'll have to look closer! ...

Spring clip? I guess I'll have to look closer!

Anyway, since I'm not 100% sure that the problem is the MAF, I'm going to have the car towed to my mechanic and have him look at it. I told him I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
OK... did a better look and found the clamp...

OK... did a better look and found the clamp holding the MAF.

The clamp screw is on the front side of the vehicle pointing directly to the passenger side of the engine. It will be a real PITA to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Yup... doing ok. I can move the MAF a bit...

Yup... doing ok.

I can move the MAF a bit (clockwise/counterclockwise). I'll figure out how to take it out.

I'll get some MAF cleaner. When I do... exactly what am I spraying at? Then, do I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Hey Jim... LONG LONG time no talk! :0 Hope all...

Hey Jim... LONG LONG time no talk! :0 Hope all is well!

Yea, we cross-posted... but I just found it. Did TONS of reading last night, including your site and the MENU#4a text.

Can I clean...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
Ok...

Found the MAF. Not sure, though, what to look at. Can see thin wires (all connected) through the screen.

Someone said that if the MAF was bad, then unplugging it would make the car run fine (at...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
OK... so first thing would be to check the MAF. ...

OK... so first thing would be to check the MAF. Any idea where it is in my 94 E420?

Also, I did a bunch of reading. Seems like someone disconnected their MAF (temporarily) and it made the car...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By wjm
94 E420 - Code 11 on Pin 7 (EA/CC/ISC Module)

Folks,

Started my car today and it started running rough and giving off that rotten egg smell. Not sure if this weird 60 degree weather here in the midwest has anything to do with it or not. ...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-02-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By wjm
Shortly... stay tuned! It's a nice car!

Shortly... stay tuned!

It's a nice car!
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By wjm
I'm going to be selling mine shortly. 1994 E420...

I'm going to be selling mine shortly. 1994 E420 with 125k miles (White).

Not sure on price yet... again, depends on what folks are willing to pay.

I'm in Michigan (Metro Detroit Area......
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-11-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By wjm
so..

The W210 is what followed the W124?

I do like my white 94 E420... but again, I'm getting the itch :-) I'll make sure to post it here if/when I'm looking to sell.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-11-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By wjm
New Car

So,

I have a 94 E420 that I've now been driving for almost 7 years. It has been (and continues to be) a great car... but... I"m getting the itch.

Assuming I do the smart things and get another...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By wjm
Nope... all fixed now. Simply loosened the latch...

Nope... all fixed now. Simply loosened the latch and moved it inwards a bit. First adjustment worked perfectly. Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By wjm
Thanks... Ill give that a try.... except for the...

Thanks... Ill give that a try.... except for the crayon... my car is white :-)

Willy
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By wjm
Door not closing tight on 94 E420 (w124)

Just noticed wind noise from the driver door on my 94 E420. Looks like all the seals are good.

What I did notice is that the door is not shutting tight enough. That is, when I look at the front...
Forum: Tech Help 09-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,166
Posted By wjm
I disagree 100%. If it's the first time you've...

I disagree 100%. If it's the first time you've done this... and the first time anyone has attempted to take it off the vehicle, it can be VERY DIFFICULT. It does not slide easily.
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