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Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-19-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By teddavies
because head gasket failure is extrememly rare,...

because head gasket failure is extrememly rare, and i jsut had the oil cooler replaced.....i've had this diagnosis before....

thanks!
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-17-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By teddavies
sorry make that 170k miles! been doing fine-...

sorry make that 170k miles!

been doing fine- running it on 15-20 minutes trips, nothing major, watching oil and water levels carefullly..... don't think it's a blown head gasket...but it did start...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-17-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By teddavies
no. 17k miles.... it had been using water and...

no. 17k miles.... it had been using water and oil, and recently replaced oil cooler, radiator, and battery...

it just died.... it was making some rattling noises before- if you could look at some...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-16-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By teddavies
engine locked up

they say the 2000 ml 430 is locked up- and the engine is dead- i'm not sure i believe them- i understand you have to take the serpentine belt off and squirt water out the spark plugs...... also could...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-28-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By teddavies
oil cooler

anybody know if this is difficult or how long it takes...? anydiagrams anywhere and any special tools? \
thanks..
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-25-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By teddavies
yeah that's right. but where i am i can't find a...

yeah that's right. but where i am i can't find a mechanic to jsut fix the rings- they want to replace it.... it's probably faster and easier....
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-25-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By teddavies
this is a small oil cooler near the power...

this is a small oil cooler near the power steering pump.... it has fins on it.... just trying to find a cheap place to purchase it.... and how to install... it's leaking oil all over the engine....
...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-24-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By teddavies
oil cooler

what does it do.... how much does it run, and how long does it take to install... thanks!---ml 430 ---2000
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-17-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By teddavies
serpentine belt

ml430= about how long does it take to replace? and any special tricks?

thanks.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-10-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By teddavies
thanks.. sorry for the repeated question , but i...

thanks.. sorry for the repeated question , but i had a shop foreman in houston tell me there was no way the coolant in the oil cooler could enter the combustion chamber... therefore couldn't create...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-09-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By teddavies
i was the one that emailed you.... are you...

i was the one that emailed you....

are you saying the coolant i've beeen putting in the reservior maybe leaking in the motor from the oil cooler???? because now i've also got a pretty big oil leak...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-08-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By teddavies
hey, you may be on to something because that...

hey, you may be on to something because that little "radiator" is now leaking oil all over the serpentine belt- i had to replace the belt yesterday because it slid off..... so you're saying that...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-07-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By teddavies
head gasket

that's interesting - i assumed i had a head gasket failure- it's a 2000 ml430-- i'm using water and it's going to the engine- the milkshake look to the oil- also running rough at times, too.when it's...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-07-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By teddavies
blown head gasket

what kind of time involved... things to watch out for.... adn are there any diagrams on the web?
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-10-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By teddavies
also, how "tough" are these engines?- can it...

also, how "tough" are these engines?- can it withstand running a little hot for a period of time? ( while i was waiting to get the radiator fixed) - jsut wondering the parameters of this repair....
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-10-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By teddavies
thanks- wondering how much for these things? one...

thanks- wondering how much for these things? one guy wants to pull of the engine top, the other guy wants to do acompression test on it- i'm smelling coolant in the exhaust, adn the car cannot be...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-08-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By teddavies
ML blowing smoke

it's blowing white smoke out exhaust- car will start but can't be moved... new radiator put on yesterday! ran fine last night, but with occassional sputtering, then this morning- wouldn't even turn...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-08-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By teddavies
it's now blowing smoke out the tailpipe- and it...

it's now blowing smoke out the tailpipe- and it can't be moved.... it will start , but you can't drive it... any kind of feel for pricing in gaskets, and warped head repairs, etc.

thanks
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-07-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By teddavies
ok more clues: when i turn it off for a...

ok more clues:

when i turn it off for a short time-- less problem
when i turn it off for like 30 minutes- bigger problem

after a "long" stop- it makes squeaking sqwuaking noises under the hood...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-07-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By teddavies
ok here's what it's doing. on about 1/2 of the...

ok here's what it's doing. on about 1/2 of the starts it will run rough, and the other 1/2 of the starts will run perfectly smooth! it did on one occassion tonite it did blow out a massive amount...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-07-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By teddavies
Help!

ok, so i finally get the radiator replaced ( it's been a while) .. i was really careful to keep the level full and only drive short distances...it only over heated like 3 times, and i quickly shut it...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-03-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By teddavies
m.a.s

some one said around $100--- i haven't found one under 250 --- any ideas.... sounds like a easy repair...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 04-10-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,353
Posted By teddavies
forget it...

the difference between my friends 2006 LS430 and my ML are huge....i'ts my 3rd mercedes in a row, and probably my last.....my old e class was the best. and the 24d before that. it's all about...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By teddavies
mcs

there's 2 slots at the bottom right and bottom left of the unit- should come right out. you'll have to hold the unit on your leg while you're fumbling with the wires......hope it isn't fried----
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-14-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By teddavies
mcs

oh yeah, you could pull it out and "reboot it" unplug the wires and replug- it comes out easy with a swiss army knife on each side- i used to do one side at a time-
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-14-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By teddavies
mcs

may have fried it. it's exactly what happened to me when my transmission went out after the battery died. what a car....
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-20-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By teddavies
radiator installation

ok, ok, so i'll put one in.... what's involved, any tricks along the way? also when i shut the engine off ( my radiator's now leaking about 1/2 gallon a day) something around the passenger side...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-12-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By teddavies
radiator

i hear you!!! i think it's mostly because i'm in a resort area in florida--that's good info- thanks for the post, but until then, it only leaks out to the bottom of the reservoir- the most it's ever...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-11-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By teddavies
radiator

yeah, thanks. the leak seems to be coming from the main intake at the top of the radiator---the big hose on the drivers side---- can't you do a repair on the cracked part? got some "liquid steel"...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By teddavies
radiator problems

it's losing about a gallon a day! since the local radiator shop wants $1000 to replace it, i'm just adding fluid-- how much stop leak can i use? it never overheats, and never seems to leak below the...
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