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Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By 86560SEL
Hmm... I do not see one with a red top on mine. ...

Hmm... I do not see one with a red top on mine. I snapped this pic of mine this evening... is this it?

https://s5.postimg.cc/igks7cptv/20180510_192133_resized_-_Copy.jpg...
Forum: Tech Help 05-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for the replies! Will try replacing...

Thanks for the replies!

Will try replacing the OVP relay and see what happens with the ABS light/stalling.

I will do some research on the EGR valve to see where it is located on these. Shew...
Forum: Tech Help 05-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 300SEL stalled when started to stop on the road... also ABS question.

Hi all,

Still have my old trusty '88 300SEL that has been mine for about 11 years now. It was my moms car for about 4 years, but she has since bought a new car and gave the MB back to me. I have...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for the replies. I may go ahead and...

Thanks for the replies.

I may go ahead and order the part and get my mechanic to check it/replace it. I was thinking that if it was clanking, it may be cracked/worn. I am not familiar with the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By 86560SEL
(and I just hit 3000 posts. :) )

(and I just hit 3000 posts. :) )
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By 86560SEL
Flex joint (W126) - inspection?

Hi all,

Now that my mom got a brand new SUV, I got my '88 300SEL back. :) It will be an extra car for me and I am trying to get it back up to par.

I need new ball joints and a LF wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
Problem seems to be solved...

Thanks for the additional replies!!!

Well we aren't getting rid of it, if she ever wants to sell it, I am going to buy it back. It took me years to find a 300SEL and only let her have this one at...
Forum: Tech Help 01-01-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks. I will look at some of the connections...

Thanks. I will look at some of the connections tomorrow. I am not much of a mechanic and my dad is a disabled veteran and cannot do much like he used to, so we will probably have to end up taking...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
It is actually 5 weeks old (alternator that is). ...

It is actually 5 weeks old (alternator that is). My dad had to replace it when the battery light came on and the car kept trying to stall. He had the alternator tested and they said it was bad, so...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks! Now just have to figure out where on...

Thanks!

Now just have to figure out where on the car it is. Time to go give it a good look over I guess. I read somewhere that it is built into the alternator on this car, but the alternator is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks! Is there a way to "check" the...

Thanks!

Is there a way to "check" the voltage regulator on these, or should we just replace it? Also dumb question, where is it located on a '88 300SEL? I drove the car the other evening......
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks so much for the replies. As far as...

Thanks so much for the replies.

As far as the way the battery was being connected during the boost, I am not sure how he hooked it up, I will ask him later.

Yes, he said the entire car went...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By 86560SEL
I imagine you have already checked for any fuses...

I imagine you have already checked for any fuses that may be blown? Alot of strange things sometimes happen to some cars when they are boosted off (and to the ones doing the boosting).

Good...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By 86560SEL
I had 293,000 on my '85 380SE with the odometer...

I had 293,000 on my '85 380SE with the odometer still clicking when I sold it... she started to have a faint knock, but I was still driving her everyday. lol.

I bought my '88 300SEL in 2007 with...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By 86560SEL
I agree. Our '88 300SEL (3.0L I6) had a leak...

I agree. Our '88 300SEL (3.0L I6) had a leak from the EHA valve and I bought one off of ebay for like $20.00 and it worked fine and it has for the last 4 years. The one for your model may be more $...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 300SEL - stalled and all went black the other night, then started back

Hi all,

Our trusty old '88 300SEL (that I bought 10 years ago that is now my moms car) has been amazingly trouble free over the last 10 years we have owned it, though she is starting to show her...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By 86560SEL
Wow, this is an old thread, I cannot believe it...

Wow, this is an old thread, I cannot believe it has been over 10 years since I originally posted this, but thought I would just share here instead of a new thread.

That '85 380SE is long gone. ...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 86560SEL
Yes! Thanks!

Yes! Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks for all of the replies. Thought I...

Thanks for all of the replies.

Thought I would update incase anyone else ever has the issue. It was a blown fuse. It appeared OK, but it wasn't. New fuse and all is well. :)
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 86560SEL
Update - I looked at fuses again and #6 looks...

Update - I looked at fuses again and #6 looks flaky. I was told that could be problem. I am going to replace it tomorrow first and see what happens. Not sure why though it would cause the relay to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 86560SEL
Next question is how to you remove it? We have...

Next question is how to you remove it? We have tried for about 20 minutes pulling it straight up and it will not budge. :confused:
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 86560SEL
'88 W126 - dead gauges - buzzing relay under hood (bad cluster relay?)

Hi guys,

Moms '88 300SEL has been pretty trouble free for years, but now a couple of issues, not sure if the two are related. One is if the car sets for a couple of days (which is usually does)...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By 86560SEL
Personally I would go with a nice, well...

Personally I would go with a nice, well maintained '86-'87 300SDL.
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By 86560SEL
Just paid $400 to have a new water pump installed...

Just paid $400 to have a new water pump installed on my moms '88 300SEL (as seen in another thread on here)

Now have a roaring noise from the front of the engine and now told it could be the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
He usually works on all makes and models, but...

He usually works on all makes and models, but works on a lot of Mercedes and BMW's. He brought up the conversation to me when I was talking to him about the noise, he said your (my) car has an...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
How strange. My mechanic said it had an...

How strange. My mechanic said it had an automatic tensioner. He just had it apart 4 days ago. Oh well.
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
My mechanic is going to look at it on Wednesday. ...

My mechanic is going to look at it on Wednesday. He has a garage behind his house and he will sometimes get the parts, or he will let the customers bring them, as they are normally parts he would...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
Not sure about the tensioner, but the belt is...

Not sure about the tensioner, but the belt is brand new.



Yeah, it didn't make a peep before that. We had the pump replaced because it was leaking water. We have already spent over $400 in...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
I started the car and I do believe the sound is...

I started the car and I do believe the sound is coming from the tensioner (or pulley) located above the alternator on the passenger side - that may just be a pulley and not the tensioner, because I...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 86560SEL
Thanks! Thanks!

Thanks!



Thanks!
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