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Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By sms
'87 560sl stall with no warning

I've never had this happen before. Driving car today both on highway and local roads. Got off highway and was doing about 40 when engine stopped immediately with no warning. Pulled to side of road...
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By sms
'87 560sl w/ A/C Leak Need Dectection Advice

I know I need to put dye into the system to detect the leak. Only dye I can find now is with 134a. Where can I get dye for R12 system that will also charge my system so i have pressure to find the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-14-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,218
Posted By sms
1987 560sl in Manchester Ct

I've owned my red with black interior 560sl since 2001. Currently has 97,000 miles
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By sms
4 Way Accessory Vacuum T on OM603

Traced down vacuum issue to the part in the attached picture. It branches off the vacuum accessory port to 4 vacuum lines. I tested this part with my mity vac and it seems that when you plug all...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By sms
Aquaticedge, Thanks for picture. That's...

Aquaticedge,

Thanks for picture. That's exactly what I was looking at today.

I tested both pods individually with a mityvac by applying vacuum to pod. As I said, left pod holds a vacuum but...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By sms
No Floor Heat in 1987 W124 300TD

Vacuum tested driver and passenger footwell pods directly after removing climate control panel and found that passengers is shot but drivers is still ok. Plugged passenger side vacuum but drivers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By sms
Vacuum Line on '87 300TD

Found this line from vacuum line check valve not connected to anything today and believe its effecting transmission shifting and engine shut off. Can anyone tell me what it should be connected to? I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By sms
Thanks! Will try filters. Shut-off is sporadic as...

Thanks! Will try filters. Shut-off is sporadic as well. Can switch/valve at ignition also be the cause? Is it easy to check/replace?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By sms
Would fuel filter cause intermittent behavior?...

Would fuel filter cause intermittent behavior? What about shut-off not fully coming back to start position?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By sms
1987 300TD Schizoid Power Issue

Inherited this car 124.193 chassis with 603.960 motor with 134K miles on it from my dad. He bought it in 2000 with 110K miles on it so its been sitting awhile.

My intent is to give it to my son...
Forum: Tech Help 11-22-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By sms
Bench tested it with 12V portable battery and no...

Bench tested it with 12V portable battery and no signs of life.
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By sms
Radio getting power but still doesn't work....

Radio getting power but still doesn't work. Replaced 4AT fuse in rear of unit since it was blown. Radio doesn't even light up. Anything left to try?
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By sms
Becker Grand Prix 754 Radio

Have this radio in my '87 w124 300TD and replaced both fuses and still dead as a doornail. Thought I could at least get it to show the locked display of "----" but I get nothing.

Is there...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By sms
Thanks for info on the modulator. Took it to a...

Thanks for info on the modulator. Took it to a shop and they said that it needed alot of adjustments. Will drive and cross my fingers that its fixed.

Steve
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By sms
Tranny issues on '87 w124 300TD WGN

Inherited this car from my dad who is 93 and trying to get it up to snuff for my son. Car has 134K miles and sat for a long time but started fine and engine runs strong after some initial smoking and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By sms
Shop said they flushed tranny but didnt drop the...

Shop said they flushed tranny but didnt drop the pan so i guess they didnt do the filter
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By sms
Tranny issues on '87 w124 300TD WGN

Inherited this car from my dad who is 93 and trying to get it up to snuff for my son. Car has 134K miles and sat for a long time but started fine and engine runs strong after some initial smoking and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By sms
KCM, Watched the video and they make it look...

KCM,

Watched the video and they make it look almost easy. Seems like a lot of labor hours to remove the glue but I'm good with grunt work. Not sure why they removed and then re-installed the top...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By sms
John, Wanted to take you up on your offer...

John,

Wanted to take you up on your offer and PM'd you but haven't heard back from you?

Steve
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By sms
'87 560sl top replacement

Need a new top since its the original and has some tears! I live in Connecticut and would appreciate any experience/advice someone could give me on a reputable and resonably priced shop that could...
Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By sms
560sl shifter illumination

I know that its a single bulb that has to be replaced and that you must 1st remove the ash tray to then remove the console. I've seen some posts on how to remove ash tray and center console but it...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2006, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
John, Thanks for the pictures of the...

John,

Thanks for the pictures of the subframe mounts. It confirms that my installation was incorrect, but I have already remedied the situation. Picture of mount assy in my CD manual are not...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
I've looked and looked and there are a lot of...

I've looked and looked and there are a lot of descriptions of how the work is done, but no pictures of the subframe bushing actually in its installed state.
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
Mechanic now says that subframe bushings are...

Mechanic now says that subframe bushings are installed incorrectly. He had it on the lift and it did seem like something was wrong since creaking sound seemed like it was coming from subframe mount...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
I'm not sure about the front brakes although they...

I'm not sure about the front brakes although they work great and brakes haven't been touched since I bought the car in '02. Only put 5K miles on the car a year so brakes are probably still ok. Brakes...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
John, Recorded the creaking sound while...

John,

Recorded the creaking sound while sitting in the drivers seat with engine running and laptop microphone pointing forward toward front of car. Hit record and slowly rocked car forward by...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
Creaking Sound File

http://www.savefile.com/files/1535628
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
Subframe bushings have also been replaced. Will...

Subframe bushings have also been replaced. Will work on getting a sound file!
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,810
Posted By sms
Front way bar bushings are new.

Front way bar bushings are new.
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