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Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,739
Posted By Rockman59
Thinking back, my MB never had really cold...

Thinking back, my MB never had really cold air...and I think that is pretty common, at least on the 560 SEL models and other models of that era. But yes, it did seem to me that the AC was even less...
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,739
Posted By Rockman59
In reviewing my service records I found an...

In reviewing my service records I found an invoice from 2006 for an AC recharge. At that time I assumed they would use R12 as that was what was in the system. Wrong!!! In the fine print on the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,739
Posted By Rockman59
AC Question/R12 vs R134

My '86 560 SEL has the stock AC system with R12. I have always recharged the system every 5 years or so and always with R12. Today when I went to my indie MB shop that I have been using for many...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Rockman59
I didn't mean to imply that a Bentley was more...

I didn't mean to imply that a Bentley was more reliable than a Benz...just that many of my friends and neighbors sold their MBs and moved to other brands, primarily Lexus, but some did buy Bentleys...
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Rockman59
Suginami said: You are a very lucky man to have...

Suginami said: You are a very lucky man to have such a smart and sensible wife
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Yeah....and she is a beauty too, both inside and...
Forum: Tech Help 04-26-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Rockman59
Hatterasaguy said: My dentist bought a new S430...

Hatterasaguy said: My dentist bought a new S430 way back in 2000. Its an 8 year old car now and its still perfect
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He...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Rockman59
Cheap to buy, doesn't translate to cheap to own ...

Cheap to buy, doesn't translate to cheap to own
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Well said. The reason you can buy the later model MBs so cheaply is because of all...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Rockman59
86560SEL said: talked to a guy with a 1994 S420...

86560SEL said: talked to a guy with a 1994 S420 and he said he has owned several V8 80s and 90s Mercedes and never changed timing chains, etc and never heard of this being a problem. I told him I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rockman59
deanyel said: Chain life varies so much on MB...

deanyel said: Chain life varies so much on MB motors there is no rule of thumb, or factory recommendation, on changing the timing chain. ...
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Rockman59
I have an '86 560 SEL and it too makes a thump or...

I have an '86 560 SEL and it too makes a thump or click when the vent controls open or close...been doing it since new. As long as your heat/temp/AC works correctly I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Tech Help 01-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rockman59
The MB rule of thumb for replacing your timing...

The MB rule of thumb for replacing your timing chain and guides is 10 years and/or 100K miles. The chains seldom break on their own but the plastic guides become brittle, break, and drop into the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Rockman59
I had a '73 450SL on which MB replaced the sub...

I had a '73 450SL on which MB replaced the sub frame front end parts free of charge as the vehicle was part of a recall years ago. I purchased the car used and took it in for an MB dealer service in...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By Rockman59
Dee8Go said: If it can't pass the CA smog test,...

Dee8Go said: If it can't pass the CA smog test, that doesn't mean it wouldn't pass the smog test somewhere else
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Every state has...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Rockman59
anything other than cap, rotor, wires and plug?...

anything other than cap, rotor, wires and plug? whats a good plug?
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Probably best to stay with whatever your owner's manual...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Rockman59
it has 75,000 original miles, but it has a rough...

it has 75,000 original miles, but it has a rough idle. when i take it out of gear the idle smooths out
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Another cause of rough idle...
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,448
Posted By Rockman59
Plastic guides and rails are used to keep the...

Plastic guides and rails are used to keep the engine quiet, and they last a very long time.
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I don't consider 10 years or 100,000 miles...
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,448
Posted By Rockman59
This timing chain problem with the 420/560...

This timing chain problem with the 420/560 discussed herein has far too many instances for anyone to have found the true cause and it seems endemic to this engine design. (I have a 76 MBenz that has...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,448
Posted By Rockman59
If you "wait for the rattle" you are really...

If you "wait for the rattle" you are really taking a chance...many times "the rattle" is the first and last thing you will hear as the chain jumps time and the carnage begins inside the engine. 10...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,448
Posted By Rockman59
rsmartin said: what's the chance if my timing...

rsmartin said: what's the chance if my timing chain has slipped that the engine ISN'T trashed??
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Two chances...... slim and none. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Rockman59
Thanks for the info. At this point in the car's...

Thanks for the info. At this point in the car's life I think I am just going to ride it out and see how many more miles I can get before it really gets bad. We have had this vehicle for many, many ...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Rockman59
I also had this problem with a 450SL that I had...

I also had this problem with a 450SL that I had for 19 years....only it was even slower to engage, took about 2 seconds. I bought the car used in '87 and the previous owner said he was told that it...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Rockman59
'86 560SEL Transmission question

I have an '86 560SEL with 156K miles. Recently when putting the transmission in reverse it takes about one second for the gear to engage. Previously the gear engaged as soon as I moved the shift...
Forum: Tech Help 09-15-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Rockman59
High test fuel is actually dummed down regular,...

High test fuel is actually dummed down regular, that is they put in additaves to keep your high compression engine from dieseling.
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Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Rockman59
I have a 1986 560 SEL with 156K miles. This car...

I have a 1986 560 SEL with 156K miles. This car has had nothing but regular unleaded fuel and it runs fine, gets decent mileage and has had no engine problems. That being said, if you drive your MB...
Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,495
Posted By Rockman59
MB Dude's article said: Model year 1986. All...

MB Dude's article said: Model year 1986. All gasoline engine models, except the 190E 2.3 require premium unleaded gasoline
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I have a...
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By Rockman59
No matter how nice the car might be, most MB...

No matter how nice the car might be, most MB dealers are not going to keep a 1991 with over 150,000 miles on it with a bad elect seat and an inoperative soft top on their lot for sale....
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rockman59
BenzTech said: Sounds like the starter lockout...

BenzTech said: Sounds like the starter lockout relay is going bad. This is causing your intermittant problem
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You nailed it!!! ...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rockman59
'97 S320 Intermittent starting Problem

My friend has a '97 S320 with 118K miles on it. The car is in immaculate condition and has been well taken care of. Several times in the past week he has started the car and driven it 5 to 15...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By Rockman59
It is possible some of your vacuum lines under...

It is possible some of your vacuum lines under the dash that control the vent positions are leaking. I had that happen on my '86.
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Rockman59
gregwild said: The rpm every once in a...

gregwild said: The rpm every once in a while..goes upt to like 40,000 when it shouldn't be there.
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I assume you mean 4,000 rpms, not...
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