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Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By tivoliman
W124 E420 or W210 E320

OK - I got myself into a "good problem".

I currently own both a 1995 E420 (197K miles, rust on driver door) and a 1999 E320 (97K miles, no rust and no heated seats)

I 'should' only have one (no...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 05-14-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By tivoliman
Clean and EASY please

OK - I just inherited a 1995 E320 - that has been outside since 2007, and never washed.

Car is crusty with tree sap.

Please suggest a magic elixir, that will help the paint shine and get the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-31-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By tivoliman
E class CD swap?

I have a 1995 E420 with a CD player in the trunk (Alpine)
and I have a 1999 E320, with a CD player in the trunk.

Ideally, both should be fixed.

But for now, the '95 E420 is my daily driver. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By tivoliman
Radio "Beep" when starting car?

1995 E420 with a Becker Radio

When the car starts, there is a beep from the left speaker, by the steering wheel.
1) turn key to on (dash lights up)
2) wait 2 seconds, then there is a beep for 1...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By tivoliman
Is the scrap yard my choice?

Seems the heat shield in the 1995 E420 is missing.

I'm told this is the plastic that goes up to the hood, and wraps behind the air filters.

Seems like it would be the first thing to take out...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By tivoliman
Repurpose ash tray

Thanks for the advise, I will now put my spare coins in teh ash tray with an old sock (noise suppressant) and more on.

Many thanks
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By tivoliman
Thumbs down Add Heated Seats

Yes, I purchased a new to me 1999 E320
Car is in great shape, although the air conditioning does not function - will live with that.

Statement: The car does not have heated seats (boo hiss)
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By tivoliman
Ashtray??? E320 210.065

I just added a 1999 E320 to my stable.

Well pleased with car.

The ash tray is clean and plastic. Plastic seems odd

Should there be a metal liner for the car? Is that something I could buy?...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By tivoliman
Great suggestions - a few more days

I was to test drive the '98 SL500 tonight, but got stuck in traffic and ...

So we rescheduled for Monday.

The current owner told me why she's selling it
1) with rear wheel drive, it slips in...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By tivoliman
Thanks - great thoughts

Ferdman - yes the issue of having that 3rd person to fin in the car is my greatest concern.

But the other suggestions about cost to repair and potential faults is what I was hoping for. Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By tivoliman
Smile Sort of Technical - Requesting input

I've had some older Mercedes cars over the years.

But - should I buy this one: 1995 SL500 (M113)?

My wife says - sure, go for it.

One situation:
I said it will replace the 1986 560SL
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By tivoliman
Great suggestion - Thanks

Going to eBay was the right thing, And suggesting I search by Part Number. (I knew that before, but you gave me an extra nudge)

To get the part number, I used EPC-net Online (EPC-net Online...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By tivoliman
Oh, where shall I purchase a rebuilt throttle actuator

I have the classic Limp Home Mode symptoms. Bought the car 6 months ago and found the wiring harness was in need of repair. So the throttle actuator may need replaced also.

Please suggest where...
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By tivoliman
Wink Exhaust clamp - creative approach

R107 (1986 560SL)
Looking for a creative approach to suspending the end exhaust.

Seems the exhaust system is intact, but slightly miss aligned. When I use teh rubber hangers at the very end,...
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By tivoliman
R107 Upper Control Arm / Upper Ball Joint

The top ball joint has some movement. A bad thing.

My research suggest that the top ball joint is repaired by replacing the upper control arm. Wow, that seems like a big project.

Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,601
Posted By tivoliman
The other meaning of Speed Rating

Yes, there is a speed rating for the tires, and it does relate to speed; but I have also learned that it relates to the thickness of the side wall.

Lower speed rating thinner side walls.

Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By tivoliman
Talking The bread crumbs all fit together now

Well, now that the Fan Clutch was mentioned, I did some research.

Seems when the clutch is bad, it may not disengage, so the car runs cooler. I was having a cooler engine. A mechanic friend of...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By tivoliman
Unhappy Do you recognize what made the hole in the radiator?

Do you recognize what made the hole in the radiator? That piece of metal sicking out of the center of the fan.

While driving, I hear nothing wrong, and the dashboard light illuminates: “Hey, your...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By tivoliman
Found it

I was thinking it installed a application on my workstation, but - no - it's web based. When I went looking on my workstation, there was nothing to be found

I was soooo confused

EPC - Net...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By tivoliman
Thanks for the help - easy question

Mercedes Benz provides a Java application that enables us to research are car and find the part numbers.

I installed it last weekend on my system

Now I can't find it. No do I remember what it...
Forum: General Information 11-24-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By tivoliman
Been wondering - oil change, and used car

My daughter, 22, wants a mustang.

As I look the cars available, I wonder, was the oil ever changed?

Is there a national report that describes the propensity of a car owner to actually change...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By tivoliman
plrase tell me more

I'm thinking a breathing system would help the seals
But where is the breather (vent) that I mxy check it further.

Yes I learned of the car from my mechanic friend, who serviced the car for...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By tivoliman
rebuilt is dounding better

Planning yo keep the car
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By tivoliman
Climate control: Used vs. Rebuilt

W124. E420 1995

My heater stopped working. A friend loaned me his climate control, and magic all works fine. Now to get a climate control for myself.

Used climate controls straight from the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,024
Posted By tivoliman
Thanks for your help and patience

You have been a great help.

Enjoy the drive, send pictures of your adventures. :)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-29-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 43,285
Posted By tivoliman
53, but bought the 560SL 15 years ago. A...

53, but bought the 560SL 15 years ago.

A friend just bought a 380SL lady year, and he's 50.
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By tivoliman
The cause of oil leaks is questioned

Why do some cars leak oil from the rear engine seal, and others don't?

After owning several mercedes, I've realized that they have all had an oil leak. But, along came my current W124 E420 1995...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By tivoliman
Yes, it was a surprise

Recently I purchase a sweet looking W124 - 1995 E420, with 147,000 miles.

A real head turner.

But it came with some haunts. One was the windshield wiper. It would always be on in the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By tivoliman
seems doable

The price is $26 - seems something I can handle

will get one - thanks
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By tivoliman
I was tired, I changed the oil and did damage

OK - i was changing the oil in my 560SL, and ended up screwing the bolt in crooked.

It seems that the 'thing' the bolt screws into, is replaceable.

Where do you suggest I find the part...
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