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Forum: Tech Help 05-04-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By David Kingsbury
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2005, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By David Kingsbury
Moaning and Groaning

Power steering pumps is failing on my 88 560SEL. I have done a search and only found info on power steering rebuild. I have the kit and it looks like it only fixes leaks. My pump does leak, however,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
Update

I purchased a used fuel distributor on ebay for $200. My 560 now runs smooth and best of all it passed emissions.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-20-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Kingsbury
From what I have been reading, the 500E should...

From what I have been reading, the 500E should not be anymore troublesome than my 560SEL. If the car runs okay and the air-conditioning works and the title are clear, my expenses might be tolerable...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By David Kingsbury
My mechanic told me my FD was bad and needed...

My mechanic told me my FD was bad and needed replacing. According to the mechanic this was the reason for not passing emissions. My car also idled a little rough at the time, but not too bad....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-13-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Kingsbury
What type of electrical problems should I be...

What type of electrical problems should I be looking for? Are they fixable?

Thanks,
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-12-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Kingsbury
500E in the rough

Yesterday I drove my son on his paper route in an adjoining neighborhood. This is something he normally does on his own. When we pulled into a driveway to porch a paper, I saw a 500E buried in...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2004, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By David Kingsbury
Start with the sunroof open; remove the guide...

Start with the sunroof open; remove the guide rail covers (chrome), pull the sunroof forward and remove headliner covering the sunroof. On either side, you have a couple bolts holding the lift...
Forum: Tech Help 12-19-2003, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By David Kingsbury
The heating system has an inside air and outside...

The heating system has an inside air and outside air setting. The outside air I believe is 20% mixed with 80% inside air. The inside air switch should toggle to 100% inside air. If this does not...
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2003, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By David Kingsbury
I have looked through the past threads and there...

I have looked through the past threads and there is no description of how to adjust the sunroof clutch or any details of the SR motor and how it functions. There must be someone with the answer.
...
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By David Kingsbury
Sunroof cable, what the he@%!

I have installed a replacement sunroof motor in my 88 560 SEL. I had to pull the cable out through the sunroof to install the guide tube to the motor. Now I cannot get the cable to feed through the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-22-2003, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By David Kingsbury
Do you still have parts from this car? I know it...

Do you still have parts from this car? I know it has been a while.

Thanks,
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2003, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By David Kingsbury
Sorry about the length of this instruction. You...

Sorry about the length of this instruction. You may find this of some use.

Replacing the valve stem seals in a 1988 560 SEL.
Back ground
Even though I wear a suit to work now, I have wrenched...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-10-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By David Kingsbury
Sharing lug patterns

What is the lug pattern on my Mercedes? What other cars share the same lug pattern? In other words, who can I swap wheels with?

I see many cars around with great looking factory wheels. I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2003, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By David Kingsbury
I used that exact KD tool and it did work well. ...

I used that exact KD tool and it did work well. The only problem I had were the legs spreading (in some situations that is not a problem). I ended up wrapped the legs in tape after every valve.
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By David Kingsbury
I tried one of these on my 560 SEL. It did not...

I tried one of these on my 560 SEL. It did not fit. However, a different brand may work on a different model of Benz. I used an overhead cam valve spring compression tool. Not available at the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2003, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By David Kingsbury
50+SH, you have a deal. Let me look at my motor...

50+SH, you have a deal. Let me look at my motor again and try to remove it per your instruction. I do know it is definitely bad. Please send me a private email, [email]dkingsbury@idexcorp.com.
...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2003, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By David Kingsbury
W126 Sunroof hurricane

My sunroof motor is shot. I have tried to remove the motor and cannot seem to release it from the cable. I have it all unbolted, but it remains stuck to the cable. My sunroof is now sagging in the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2003, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By David Kingsbury
I would get a mig. I have used mine to...

I would get a mig.

I have used mine to repair and restore many cars over the years. I have also used it to build skateboard rails, fix bikes, and build tools. I just used mine to graph an Allen...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-15-2003, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By David Kingsbury
My SR motor is in the trunk next to the antenna....

My SR motor is in the trunk next to the antenna. However, if you are sure it wont work I will leave the motor to someone who can use it.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-15-2003, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By David Kingsbury
I will take the sunroof motor. I am not sure if...

I will take the sunroof motor. I am not sure if it will work in my car, but it's worth a try.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-15-2003, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By David Kingsbury
Wanted 560 SEL fuel meter.

I am looking for a deal on a fuel meter/distributor that will fit a 1988 560 or 420 SEL.
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
The second test results I showed are from a 560...

The second test results I showed are from a 560 that did pass the test.
Forum: Tech Help 08-15-2003, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
I am in Salt Lake County. The test is done at 15...

I am in Salt Lake County. The test is done at 15 MPH and 25 MPH. The MAX is the maximum allowable and the MEAS is the actual measured reading from my car.
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2003, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
Thanks for the suggestion on the cat. I believe...

Thanks for the suggestion on the cat. I believe the test that is done in Utah is checking the temp before and after the cat to see if it is clogged. It is something I am going to have to confirm. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2003, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
This is a passing grade for my vehicle. HC...

This is a passing grade for my vehicle.
HC (PPM)
MAX AVE MEAS
198 35 66
183 14 122

CO (%)
MAX AVE MEAS
0.81 0.15 0.13
0.71 0.06 0.18
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2003, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
This is perfect example of how great this group...

This is perfect example of how great this group is. Your response is leaning toward what my Mechanic is saying.

Second and third opinions are great.

If it is a leaking fuel distributor can I...
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
Attached are my EM text results. My...

Attached are my EM text results.

My mechanic said he can tweak it to get to pass and then set it back, however I am not going for it. Even for a guy whose daily driver has a 5.6-liter and whose...
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
Thank you for the input. I will dig up my...

Thank you for the input.

I will dig up my EM test and post the numbers. I will also start with the injectors because it seems like something I might be able to get some quick results from.
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By David Kingsbury
560 SEL idles very rough

My 88 560 SEL idles very rough. It does not stall or run poorly. It just idles rough. The car will also not come close to passing my state's emission test. My mechanic says the fuel meter is bad. ...
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