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Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By blackmercedes
It was fun while it lasted...

After over 15 years of driving various MB products, I watched the buyer of my 1998 C230 drive away this afternoon. Rusting spring perches, breaking $$$$ wiper assemblies, aggravating CE lights for...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,340
Posted By blackmercedes
He did. Read the post right above yours.

He did. Read the post right above yours.
Forum: Tech Help 02-04-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By blackmercedes
Before throwing an air mass meter at it, did you...

Before throwing an air mass meter at it, did you read the fuel trim adaptation values? Are there any codes?

For some reason CPS doesn't throw codes, so if you're getting stalling and there are...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By blackmercedes
I would take the newer one.

I would take the newer one.
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By blackmercedes
The 2.6 engine is pretty bullet proof if cared...

The 2.6 engine is pretty bullet proof if cared for. The top end might need some attention some time, but the bottom end will last virtually forever. The four speed AT is also durable.

We have...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,090
Posted By blackmercedes
All W210's in Canada came with heated seats. It...

All W210's in Canada came with heated seats. It is one way they justified the $20+K premium charged to Canadians...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By blackmercedes
My experience is that the OEM Sachs are well made...

My experience is that the OEM Sachs are well made and long lasting. My car is still on the originals and they still work very well. My indie uses both Sachs and Bilsteins depending on what the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,779
Posted By blackmercedes
Low km's could be a problem. Short trips kill...

Low km's could be a problem. Short trips kill exhausts. Don't pay a premium at a wrecker for a "low km" exhaust.
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,779
Posted By blackmercedes
You don't want to go anywhere near a dealer. ...

You don't want to go anywhere near a dealer. IIRC, the OE cats in Canada are about $1K each plus a bunch of labour at $110.hr to install.

Try some exhaust shops and maybe an MB indie for a...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,915
Posted By blackmercedes
Glad you're okay. My Dad spit his 1998 C230 down...

Glad you're okay. My Dad spit his 1998 C230 down a mountainside and it went over a few times. The airbags never even needed to fire thanks to the seatbelt retractors. He was simply pinned into the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,959
Posted By blackmercedes
My dream W210 would have been a 4-matic...

My dream W210 would have been a 4-matic turbodiesel wagon. Our 98 E300 sedan was wonderful to drive, but a complete lemon.
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,072
Posted By blackmercedes
Do not throw parts at it. You'll be broke and...

Do not throw parts at it. You'll be broke and sorry. Get the car onto an SDS and have the adaptations read and see if there are any codes present. If the adaptations are out of whack, then you'll...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-15-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By blackmercedes
As a rabid Subaru fan, you'd have to pry the...

As a rabid Subaru fan, you'd have to pry the Scoob out of my cold, dead, hands. We're on our third Scoob now and can't believe what great cars they are. When I replace the MB, it will be with a...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,072
Posted By blackmercedes
See my post above.

See my post above.
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,072
Posted By blackmercedes
Air pump self test. Normal. Didn't we have this...

Air pump self test. Normal. Didn't we have this conversation already? Turn your caps lock off, it's annoying.

If the car experiences a 1-2 second dip in the idle, with a "shudder," then runs...
Forum: Tech Help 12-07-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By blackmercedes
Air pump self test. Ignore.

Air pump self test. Ignore.
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By blackmercedes
Disconnecting the battery is not the way to clear...

Disconnecting the battery is not the way to clear the codes on that car. Drive it for a while and if the problem has been fixed, the CEL will go out on its own. If not, have the code(s) read and do...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,851
Posted By blackmercedes
$2500? Get that in writing as that sounds like a...

$2500? Get that in writing as that sounds like a VERY reasonable price for a two-head V-8 job, especially from a dealer. It's what my indie charges, and he's usually about $1K below the local...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By blackmercedes
99% of the time it is the therostat in the glass...

99% of the time it is the therostat in the glass that has gone south. By replacing the glass, it solves the problem. I had my car in for something else and metioned it to my tech, and he tested it...
Forum: Tech Help 11-08-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,851
Posted By blackmercedes
If you're at 1L/500km, I bet you'd see some oil...

If you're at 1L/500km, I bet you'd see some oil fouling on the plugs if the oil is finding its way through the combustion chamber. Before buying a new engine, inspect the plugs and do a compression...
Forum: Tech Help 10-06-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,398
Posted By blackmercedes
It's all relative. I think that not too long...

It's all relative. I think that not too long ago, Mercedes products were world class and MB reliability and durability was the envy of most makers. When cars were first ranked on such things...
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By blackmercedes
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=200617
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By blackmercedes
Personally I hate S class. They are too big.

Personally I hate S class. They are too big.
Forum: Tech Help 09-20-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By blackmercedes
Personally, I think a well sorted 2000 C280 would...

Personally, I think a well sorted 2000 C280 would be the pick of the litter. The 722.6 trans is good by then, and the harmonic balancer troubles have been solved by a recall.

You also get ESP,...
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By blackmercedes
MB's are very easy to "clock." You cannot rely...

MB's are very easy to "clock." You cannot rely on the odo, but must do your homework to verify the mileage. Digital odos are actually easier to tamper with...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,110
Posted By blackmercedes
Mercedes, recall? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Mercedes, recall? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,002
Posted By blackmercedes
Looks like you're on the right track. CAN is the...

Looks like you're on the right track. CAN is the area network that connects most of the systems of the car together. I would think that a problem with a gear selector thingy would be causing some...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,304
Posted By blackmercedes
On my 98 C230, I have spent a lot of energy (and...

On my 98 C230, I have spent a lot of energy (and money) solving this problem. first, the purge valve failed. Solved that, and then a couple months later the fuel sensor went out (yes, the fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,249
Posted By blackmercedes
Over the last 18 mos my entire evap system has...

Over the last 18 mos my entire evap system has had to be replaced thanks to the components failing. Both valves, both fuel sensors and the gas gap. Next time something in the system breaks I'm...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By blackmercedes
Solve them one at a time. Have you used a simple...

Solve them one at a time. Have you used a simple scanner or had the car on SDS? SDS will read much more than the standard OBD-II codes, including diagnosis of ABS components.

As for fuel trim,...
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