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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-18-2011, 02:56 AM
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Posted By Bigpete123
FYI- the car is still available in case anybody...

FYI- the car is still available in case anybody is interested.

Thanks

Peter
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-13-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Bigpete123
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-13-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Bigpete123
Selling my 300ce- Seattle Area

Hi there

I'm selling my 1990 300ce. It's in really good shape overall. It has a lot of upgrades. Does have a rough idle that I haven't gotten to the bottom of.

See my Craigslist ad below.
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Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
Well things did not work out well for me. ...

Well things did not work out well for me.

First off, the cat that they sent me either was the wrong cat altogether, or the website I bought it from (the parts bin) has errors in its catalogue. ...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
Thanks guys for the advice. Very helpful. I...

Thanks guys for the advice.

Very helpful. I will definitely test the EGR valve in the way you describe mr300ce. That sounds easy enough!

If it turns out the EGR tube is clogged, that's...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
Oh and Re: the EGR valve. I have definitely...

Oh and Re: the EGR valve. I have definitely investigated that. I would like to save money and do the work myself, but cleaning or replacing a clogged EGR tube sounds like a huge amount of work for...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
indeed it will. The fact pattern is such...

indeed it will.

The fact pattern is such that this isn't a wild guess though...

1) Had leakdown/burning oil/bad head gasket

2) Timing was off, injectors, plugs, wires, cap/rotor, fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
great... I already bought it :-(

great... I already bought it :-(
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Bigpete123
New quick w124 Catalytic Converter help pls!!

Hi All,

Sorry, the title should say "Need quick help".

The car is a 1990 300ce with about 200k miles on the clock. It's on its original catalytic converter.

I suspected that my cat was bad...
Forum: Tech Help 08-21-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
so far, the hesitation and rough idle are 90%...

so far, the hesitation and rough idle are 90% better but still present... again, I'm planning on having the problem come back again.

I might have a shop check my catalytic converter if the problem...
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
I got the car back this weekend. The mechanic...

I got the car back this weekend. The mechanic had the car for 4 full days and only put 3.5 hours into it. Very frustrating... they need to learn how to use a schedule. They ran some tests as I...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Yeah... It would be nice if it was as simple as...

Yeah... It would be nice if it was as simple as something like resoldering some wires. But it seems like those kinds of causes are very difficult to find.

Remotemark, are you referring to the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
I'm glad somebody's reading this thread!! :) ...

I'm glad somebody's reading this thread!! :)

I'm extremely discouraged by this whole experience. I thought I was going to be buying a virtually maintenance-free car 3 1/2 years ago. Non-routine...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Just talked to the mechanic... He's had the car...

Just talked to the mechanic... He's had the car for more than 3 full days and can't figure out the problem.

He swapped out the EZL unit from the other car and the problem persisted all the same....
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Will do. That's the thing that seems so elusive...

Will do. That's the thing that seems so elusive about this problem... you fix one thing and it IMPROVES the issue, but doesn't resolve it. It seems as though there's almost no definitive solution...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
a couple of things to add, come to think of it. ...

a couple of things to add, come to think of it. I think the distributor was rebuilt by "python". I knew it was some snake name or something.

He also said that if he sprayed carb cleaner or...
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Okay, just got off the phone with the mechanic. ...

Okay, just got off the phone with the mechanic. He's scratching his head, just like every other mechanic who has touched this car. I'm about the throw a temper tantrum.

He did extensive checks...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
ha ha you already have one!!! :) The car is...

ha ha you already have one!!! :)

The car is in the shop right now. I should hear back from the mechanic any minute, although they're going to need it for at least one more day (which isn't a good...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
yuck. Well it goes into the mechanic first thing...

yuck. Well it goes into the mechanic first thing tomorrow morning. We'll see what they have to say.
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
wow... I truly hope that's not what's wrong with...

wow... I truly hope that's not what's wrong with my car... cuz if that's the case, I'm sending it out to the pasture. There comes a point where the bleeding must stop!

Well at least now I have a...
Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Thanks very much for the reply. A vacuum leak...

Thanks very much for the reply. A vacuum leak like that sounds like it very well could be the problem... How were you able to determine that this was the cause, especially since they are so buried...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Bigpete123
Thanks for the responses. MB Doc- the car is...

Thanks for the responses.

MB Doc- the car is indeed having problems. I have a pretty severe "bump" or "hiccup" at idle. In other words, the car idles smoothly, except for a single abrupt shake...
Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Bigpete123
Many Codes Pulled, How to interpret?

Hello everyone,

I made the famous Arthur Dalton code reader last night and gave it a try on my 1990 300ce M104 24 valve (124.051)

I found a copy of a large PDF file that supposedly has the code...
Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
Thanks for your reply. Were you having the same...

Thanks for your reply. Were you having the same symptoms as I am? Hesitation, rough idle, poor emissions, code 17?

Thanks again!
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
help! :)

help! :)
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bigpete123
300ce Code 17- Vacuum leaks?

Hello everyone,

My car is a 1990 300ce 24 valve.

The topic of rough idling, especially on w124's, seems to be covered in great detail on this forum. Lots of good info.

My car has been...
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By Bigpete123
Code Reader Help

I know that there are a million threads that discuss the homemade code reader (LED/Switch version).

I have spent hours trying to figure out how it all works... And my head is spinning. I'm far...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Bigpete123
Okay, so that is good news in one sense... that...

Okay, so that is good news in one sense... that if my coil goes out, I only have to replace one. It's bad news in the sense that I had "an" ignition coil replaced about 10k miles ago, which means...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Bigpete123
ps- plugs/wires, injectors, OVP relay, crank...

ps- plugs/wires, injectors, OVP relay, crank position sensor, MAS Control unit (which includes the fuel pump relay), 02 sensor are all new (less than 10k mi). Cleaned the ICV (which must've been...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Bigpete123
1990 300ce 24 valve Ignition Coil Locations

Hi all,

Totally a noob-like question, but where are the ignition coils located on a 1990 300ce 24-valve? I'm sick of taking my car to the mechanic to "attempt" to diagnose my rough idle and...
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