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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By y2kimmel
Many W124 Grey Interior Parts for sale

My beloved e420 totaled, I'm selling a few interior parts and one engine part (air intake for V8).

All in excellent condition.

Front armrest
Driver & Passenger side visors
sliding wood...
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By y2kimmel
My repair on the 95 E420 cost around $2100. ...

My repair on the 95 E420 cost around $2100.

You'll need a new evaporator (ACM makes a nice one for lots less than the crappy OEM), new Receiver/ Dryer, and you'll definitely want them to replace...
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
Well, the jerks came back with a figure of $7500...

Well, the jerks came back with a figure of $7500 for a Silver 1995 E420 w/ 108k miles that is perfectly maintained, and in excellent condition.

The battle is on! I've collected comps and am...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
Thanks for all of your helpful comments. The...

Thanks for all of your helpful comments. The ins. company adjustor is attempting to arrive at a "market" value for the car today, at which time I'll start the bargaining with them.

"Enthusiast...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-24-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By y2kimmel
Is your E420 still for sale? Mine just got...

Is your E420 still for sale? Mine just got smooshed in a 4 car collision and I'm looking for a replacement with all the right work done to it (primarily evaporator and harness).

Thanks,
T....
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
The only problem with looking for a used E420 is...

The only problem with looking for a used E420 is that I must have certain records showing work, which many retail dealers don't have. I am not going to pay for another evaporator replacement!
...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
Do you think that the threat of reporting them...

Do you think that the threat of reporting them would make them more likely to fix my car? I really don't want to go throught the hassle of looking for a new used car.

I can always report them...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
Crappy insurance company

The other guy's insurance company is trying to scam me. I called the body shop to ask if anyone's looked at the car yesterday, and they said that the thing was towed away to a SALVAGE YARD! Without...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By y2kimmel
Collision Advice - 95 E420

I was in a 4-car collision a week ago, and was rear ended and driven into the car in front of me. Lots of cosmetic damage to the front of the car, and somehow the rear impact puctured two holes in...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By y2kimmel
Source for Euro Headlights?

I'm looking for euro headlights to replace both front headlights that some bonehead broke in an accident yesterday.

I've checked Bekkers for $614 for the pair, does anyone know of a place that...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-01-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,784
Posted By y2kimmel
Built in Cell Phone back to life

My 1995 E420 came with the analog integrated cell phone (now about as useful as a rumble seat). This weekend the thing statred coming to life every time i started the car, with a loud dial tone sound...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 05-01-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 802
Posted By y2kimmel
Built in Cell Phone back to life

My 1995 E420 came with the analog integrated cell phone (now about as useful as a rumble seat). This weekend the thing statred coming to life every time i started the car, with a loud dial tone...
Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,671
Posted By y2kimmel
Not sure what the change interval is on the rotor...

Not sure what the change interval is on the rotor and cap for the ignition, but this would explain the hot-only problem and AM interference.

Probably due for a change anyway at 60k.

Good luck,...
Forum: Tech Help 03-17-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By y2kimmel
Thanks - I'll take the hose out this weekend and...

Thanks - I'll take the hose out this weekend and see if I can get it rebuilt - should save some big $ over new. Hopefully i don't have to take the entire engine apart to disconnect it.
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By y2kimmel
I'm considering that option too - given them time...

I'm considering that option too - given them time involved to remove, deliver to shop, get back from shop, and replace, I was considering a new part as an alternative.
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By y2kimmel
A/C Hose Replacement - anybody do this one?

My A/C hose, right underneath the compressor, burst last summer.

The hose runs from right under the compressor to the radiator. I checked with Phil and he can get the part for $370 (Still beats...
Forum: Tech Help 03-09-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By y2kimmel
I've thought ahead on the breather hoses - when I...

I've thought ahead on the breather hoses - when I replaced the camshaft oiler tubes (a preventative measure only), I bought all the breather hose pieces and replaced them. They were pretty well...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By y2kimmel
Bad idea - the MAF has a VERY thin wire that is...

Bad idea - the MAF has a VERY thin wire that is heated - probably won't react well to flammable fluids being put on it.

The wire has its own "clean cycle" periodically. After XX number of starts,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By y2kimmel
Thanks - I'll look into that the next time I'm...

Thanks - I'll look into that the next time I'm under the car. Is there a particular side, driver's or passenger's that tends to leak more?

I replaced the valve cover gaskets after I replaced the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By y2kimmel
Have you checked the driveshaft center bearing? ...

Have you checked the driveshaft center bearing? I had the same symptoms on an older BMW 635 and this was the cause of the problem.

When my car had it it sounded like something was banging around...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By y2kimmel
M119 - Big Smoke after accelerating

At a light yesterday, after some spirited acceleration, my car had smoke coming out from under the hood. It smelled to me like oil had somehow gotten to a very hot part of the engine and burnt up. ...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By y2kimmel
I believe that the unit is connected by a large...

I believe that the unit is connected by a large round rubber hose to the Throttle actuator (which sits down on top of the intake manifold).

It shouldn't be that hard to get out - perhaps loosening...
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,223
Posted By y2kimmel
Thanks

I looked at the temp gauge in the car again - the temp is not getting much above 60C on even medium-duration trips, and the fuel economy is really taking a hit.

I'll replace the thermostat soon -...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,223
Posted By y2kimmel
M119 Thermostat Replacement

My 1995 E420 is barely getting to 75 degrees C after driving 45 minutes to work. I'm in maryland, where mornings have been right around freezing.

How hard of a job is it to replace the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By y2kimmel
NEW lights for W124

Has anyone installed these lights or seen them in person? They're different from every other W124 headlight I've seen. They appear to come in styles for both 86-93 and 94/95.
...
Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By y2kimmel
Mitch Carr's in Kensington - the best place I've...

Mitch Carr's in Kensington - the best place I've been to with my '95 E420. They're honest, do great work, and their prices are reasonable.

They did a great job on my evaporator replacement -...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By y2kimmel
I had the same problem in my '95 E420. It turned...

I had the same problem in my '95 E420. It turned out to be a broken sway bar bracket (where the bar mounts to the body). It was cracked completely down the middle. Hard to notice until I saw it...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By y2kimmel
Right here at Mercedesshop.com, DIY section: ...

Right here at Mercedesshop.com, DIY section:

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124BrakePads
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,273
Posted By y2kimmel
Hope and pray that you haven't ruined your mass...

Hope and pray that you haven't ruined your mass air flow meter with the carb cleaner - I believe in that car it's a hair thin heated wire that probably doesn't like being soaked with carb cleaner.
...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By y2kimmel
Trust me from experience, you do NOT need to...

Trust me from experience, you do NOT need to remove the valve cover to check if you have metal oiler tubes. A peek inside the oil fill cap is all that's needed. My buddy and took the valve covers...
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