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Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By csnow
"How are those Autozone 9004 connectors holding...

"How are those Autozone 9004 connectors holding up? It's been over 6 years since you put them in."

Never had another problem with the lights, though I sold the car last year.
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,420
Posted By csnow
"So where do you get a magnetic drain plug?" ...

"So where do you get a magnetic drain plug?"

One trick is to get a small rare earth magnet and stick it on the plug. Much more powerful than the typical magnet on a pre-made magenetic plug.

A...
Forum: Tech Help 10-18-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By csnow
Sold the MB - Thanks so much for your support

Well, it happened.

Sold the 300E. I have no MB to talk to you about. The 300E was my 3rd MB, but I am now completely MB-free. It was my aunt's car for 15 years, then mine since, so it was in...
Forum: Tech Help 10-18-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By csnow
Before replacing stuff, don't overlook the...

Before replacing stuff, don't overlook the basics.

One common problem is that parts of the throttle linkage, with all of those little balljoints and plastic wheels gets stuck parts. Make sure...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By csnow
Imagine- This post was 3 years old, and it is...

Imagine- This post was 3 years old, and it is still around to help someone. What an amazing resource.
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By csnow
Ah yes- looks like #1 is the first stop clockwise...

Ah yes- looks like #1 is the first stop clockwise from vertical. That would have been my guess with nothing else to go on. That fact that it was a somewhat tight pull for the #3 wire made me...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By csnow
Thanks- I'll check that out. I was working at...

Thanks- I'll check that out. I was working at night with poor light, so no chance of noticing such a thing. I can try looking at the old one for reference. Once the inner cover is on, you cannot...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By csnow
Thanks for the tip. Alas, no such diagram in my...

Thanks for the tip. Alas, no such diagram in my case.
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By csnow
300E- Wire Placement on Distributor Cap

1986 300e- m103 Engine

Made the mistake of pulling off the distributor cap without noting the placement of the wires.

I expected to find a diagram somewhere in my 3 manuals quickly, but no...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By csnow
Wow, old post. Give the fuel pump a solid...

Wow, old post.

Give the fuel pump a solid whack with a wrench or something, and see if it starts.

Usually will get a failing pump going for a while. Often this will get you home.

Also, if...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By csnow
"I'd like to upgrade to at least 16" wheels that...

"I'd like to upgrade to at least 16" wheels that also look better than the stock ones."

I'd suggest being more concerned about the condition of the vehicle.
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By csnow
I have had really good results with the ceramics...

I have had really good results with the ceramics on a variety of vehicles. All of my cars are 9-12 months into a "test round" with ceramic pads right now.

They have been quieter, less dusty, and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By csnow
I would suggest staying away from cross-drilled...

I would suggest staying away from cross-drilled rotors, if that is what you were considering. I have had terrible results with them.

Lately I have been experimenting with ceramic pads on several...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By csnow
Both are good products. Suggest the Bilstein...

Both are good products.

Suggest the Bilstein HDs though for better handling.
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2006, 04:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,819
Posted By csnow
I do not think that you "may as well" replace the...

I do not think that you "may as well" replace the headgasket while fixing a timing cover leak.

That's a significant mushrooming of the job unless the headgasket is actually leaking.
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,541
Posted By csnow
Mine will be available soon. Certainly not...

Mine will be available soon. Certainly not "art". Gets me to work everyday.
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By csnow
Considering Upgrade- Advice on Models

This cheating heart...

The beloved 300E is getting a bit long in the tooth. Rust is coming on, and I have no interest in taking on a body restoration ever again. The cost/benefit ratio is just...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 84,166
Posted By csnow
Still not buying. I have never known a fastener...

Still not buying. I have never known a fastener to come loose due to anti-seize.

Without lube, your threads get all chewed up from corrosion. Must be a conspiracy theory from below the snow...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By csnow
Check the throttle linkage bits. All of the...

Check the throttle linkage bits. All of the little arms, wheels, and micro switches may not be returning to full idle 'detant'.

710k km= 440k mi= WOW!
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 84,166
Posted By csnow
I don't buy it. Anti-seize rules!

I don't buy it. Anti-seize rules!
Forum: Tech Help 11-08-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,420
Posted By csnow
I have just 245k or so miles. My 5 y/o likes...

I have just 245k or so miles.

My 5 y/o likes the idea that it has gone to the moon (229k).

No work ever done on the motor.
Pulls strong. I generally get 26-28MPG despite a typical 80mph...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,044
Posted By csnow
Just because they aligned it does not mean that...

Just because they aligned it does not mean that there were not worn components.

Check the idler arm bushings. I had very similar symptoms when mine were worn.

Check the suspension balljoints...
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By csnow
Try: http://www.uneedapart.com It's a...

Try:

http://www.uneedapart.com

It's a salvage yard quote engine.
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By csnow
My guess is that they are talking about reparing...

My guess is that they are talking about reparing a twist by forcibly bending it back.

Have not seen any twist on my 124.

Many cars will benefit from bending the arms slightly towards the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By csnow
Well, consider the worst case. Even if you...

Well, consider the worst case.

Even if you were to deplete what is left of your pads, it is unlikely that you will not be able to stop.

Stopping power may not be ideal in an emergency, and...
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,315
Posted By csnow
A number of folks have reported good results...

A number of folks have reported good results removing the pump and replacing with a fitting. They claim that there is no perceptible change in heater performance. Not much harm in trying it.
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By csnow
I think folks look at the cans side-by-side and...

I think folks look at the cans side-by-side and figure that the stuff with 'performance enhancer' or 'stop leak' is an upgrade from the plain stuff.

Who wouldn't want 'performance enhancer' for...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,025
Posted By csnow
All 4 of them can be replaced without removing...

All 4 of them can be replaced without removing spring. "Torque" and "Thrust" wore out in my case, while there was still zero play in the other 2.
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,985
Posted By csnow
The UK Haynes version is pretty good and easier...

The UK Haynes version is pretty good and easier to use for most things. Just have to get used to the RHD, and a few extra models. You need the factory CD for more involved stuff though.

For very...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,781
Posted By csnow
This may just be my experience, but I have never...

This may just be my experience, but I have never once appreciated any operational improvement replacing wires. I know, everyone claims they go bad, and need to be replaced periodically. Others will...
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