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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Champa
Thumbs up Thanks for the feedback!!!

Thanks for the quick feedback, its a good sanity check. For a moment I was very exited about the car but you guys are right. The car is at the stealership so I doubt they will fix anything and likely...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By Champa
Question '99 300TD worth it? how much to pay?

A dealer in town has a '99 300TD with 74k miles and they want $16k for it. The car is nice and looks sharp, but it does have some issues.

It is black with gray MB-text interior. Upholstery is OK,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-27-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By Champa
don't get mad

Hi Jury, don't get mad but my '86 300E looked cleaner than that. You need to really clean that interior, there are grime smudges all over the place (in the seats, carpets, lower dash, pretty much all...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Champa
maybe you don't need to

From your description it sounds plausible that the dash control unit may be faulty. Try looking at that first before going for the vacum servos behind the dash (that is the long expensive job). If...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-15-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,753
Posted By Champa
you can also do it from the top...

Great post...
Also consider that you can do it from the top with no need to jack the car up and take the fender liner out. Takes about 1.5 hours with chitchat and drinks. If you have a long and...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-15-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By Champa
hint for those of you with 4+ yr batteries

Hi folks, the battery in our ML also laster close to 5yrs. I changed it not because it lost power, but because it started to occationally spill acid. The alternator was ok, so it wasn't an...
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Champa
hey there paisano!

Sorry for the off-topic post, but it is not often that you find a mercedes enthusiast that is also a paisan...

By the way, I just had this happen to me on our 86' 300E, I took the idle valve out...
Forum: Tech Help 12-17-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,808
Posted By Champa
Re: Euros

I am not very familiar with the different types.
The 500E lights are a different type all together as they have driving lights where the other models (300-400 E's) have the fog lamps, and instead...
Forum: Tech Help 12-16-2003, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,808
Posted By Champa
Re: headlight doors?

It is the plastic part of the headlamp (US DOT version) that houses the fog lamps, that probably looks brittle with lots of tiny cracks. New ones will not have all those tiny cracks and will actually...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-14-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
Exclamation it's on ebay now....

Click below

Ebay link (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&category=6337&item=2442499427)

or paste this on your browser
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-13-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
no accidents...

No accidents, I have printouts off all repairs or sevices made at the dealer (life of car), plus I have all my receipts from all services done since I own the car. I guess I could scan them if you...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-12-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-27-2003, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By Champa
Lightbulb IMHO, I think it is there to help force the air...

IMHO, I think it is there to help force the air go though the radiator instead of around it. Since I live in warm and fuzzy florida I kept it. Some folks suggest applying some silicone glue (weather...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-25-2003, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
Lightbulb got it...

"I am looking for $20,000..."

reduced,

looking for ~$18,400...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-23-2003, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-21-2003, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,680
Posted By Champa
Gilly is right, by no means is this a time...

Gilly is right, by no means is this a time consuming job. It can be tricky the first time you do it, since you are trying to figure out how to take things out and put them back together. Even then it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-16-2003, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Champa
Smile so?...did you sell it?

I'd like to see it if not,

Thanks.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-16-2003, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By Champa
its the electric fans...

I have payed much attention to this. As I see it, the current draw form the aux fans causes this I believe. I am inclined to think this as some folks have had their fans and wiring changed after...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-16-2003, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Champa
it was the battery...

Had it checked, the battery was bad (original battery since '98). Put in a new battery, everything is fine now, thanks...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-16-2003, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Champa
Smile ML320 for sale

We are selling our '98 ML320, too much $$ on cars, need to reduce the monthly bills.

The car is in perfect shape just look at the pictures

Click Here for Pictures...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-16-2003, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Champa
check this...

Check this thread (http://benzworld.org/forums/messages.asp?messno=85761&id=21&view=t)
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-30-2003, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Champa
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Champa
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2003, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Champa
yes

It has front lap and shoulder belts (pretty funny looking how they attach separetly). But I can't remember if it does have seatbelts in the back.

Here is a link to some pics they are of the day...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2003, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Champa
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Champa
thanks...

yeah that sounds more plausible. My Dad suggested it was the valve seals, and yours and his seem to make more sense than the silly dealer suggestion.
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Champa
smoking and ticking after week parking?

Is it normal for a car, any car for that matter with 70K miles to smoke (gray color) and its lifters to tick after it has been sitting for a week? It goes out after a few minutes, but this is the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-21-2003, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,730
Posted By Champa
Talking scargo70, of course it is necesary

Don't you just love all the convenient features they have, I love the tilting mirror, the power sunshade, auto dimming mirrors, the command center in the dash (w203), I can't stop. Eventually yes,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-21-2003, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,730
Posted By Champa
Smile w124

i've had all but the w116 and I will have to stick with the w124 for its overall integrity, smooth driving, quite interior, good acceleration ('86 300E), nice selection of features, and styling.
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-21-2003, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Champa
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