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Forum: SL Forum 01-05-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By bobterry99
I suppose Dan sent you a schematic like the one...

I suppose Dan sent you a schematic like the one attached. There should be two 12-socket electrical connectors where the controller was located, and these are the "X" and "Z" shown on the schematic. ...
Forum: SL Forum 12-13-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By bobterry99
Seems to me you've done well. I will guess...

Seems to me you've done well.

I will guess that the engine is good for at least 250K and possibly many, many more miles; the service life of the transmission is around 150K. Again, these are...
Forum: SL Forum 12-06-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By bobterry99
There was no recall. Typically, in actual...

There was no recall.

Typically, in actual driving an engine will essentially never output its maximum horsepower even at full throttle. In typical conditions an M113 has more power available than...
Forum: SL Forum 12-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By bobterry99
You are comparing peak horsepower, Chuck, where...

You are comparing peak horsepower, Chuck, where the engines are spinning at around 5500 RPM. If the engines drove the rear wheels through a continuously-variable transmission that permitted them to...
Forum: SL Forum 12-05-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By bobterry99
I suggest going to www.edmunds.com and looking-up...

I suggest going to www.edmunds.com and looking-up the "True Market Value" of the car. Then get a feel for the current market by going to eBay and Autotrader. If you do this my guess is you will...
Forum: SL Forum 12-03-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By bobterry99
The price is 16900...Mexican Pesos? You buy that...

The price is 16900...Mexican Pesos? You buy that car NOW. If it is dollars, then this car is ridiculously overpriced.

1996 was the first year for the electronically controlled transmission, and...
Forum: SL Forum 11-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,356
Posted By bobterry99
He's probably referring to the fuse for the...

He's probably referring to the fuse for the anti-theft starter lockout relay, K38.
Forum: SL Forum 11-05-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By bobterry99
If you follow this logic, then you should...

If you follow this logic, then you should replace/rebuild every cylinder in the system.

There are in fact eight small cylinders, not four.

My advice is to send only the the affected cylinder to...
Forum: SL Forum 10-28-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By bobterry99
This is true if you rely exclusively upon a...

This is true if you rely exclusively upon a dealer for maintenance and repairs *and* the dealer is marginally competent. The R129 can be an inexpensive car to own and maintain.
Forum: SL Forum 10-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By bobterry99
Where did you read that? The "upgraded"...

Where did you read that? The "upgraded" transmission was the source of some problems and improved through revisions: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=76299.

I suggest...
Forum: SL Forum 09-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By bobterry99
It is a not-uncommon problem that may be...

It is a not-uncommon problem that may be corrected by replacing a faulty electronic capacitor on the cluster's circuit board. It is simple to do, inexpensive, and many have done it themselves. See...
Forum: SL Forum 08-30-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By bobterry99
When fluid leaks from where a metal line inserts...

When fluid leaks from where a metal line inserts into a hole sealed by rubber it is intuitive to me that the rubber has a failure -- not the metal. In your case you have already replaced the line,...
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By bobterry99
I bought one of these setups a year ago with...

I bought one of these setups a year ago with internal hard drive. It works beautifully and is a ridiculously good buy. None of these sellers mention it, but you also get the Electrical...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By bobterry99
According to Steve Brotherton's DIY article it...

According to Steve Brotherton's DIY article it should be 8mA for early 190Es and zero for other cars.
Forum: SL Forum 07-28-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By bobterry99
The procedure for removing this cylinder is...

The procedure for removing this cylinder is written-up in both the WIS software and the R129 Tech DVD, of course. It involves first removing the flap assembly on top of the B-pillar and the rear...
Forum: SL Forum 07-25-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,713
Posted By bobterry99
Yes. It works for all R129s through MY1996...

Yes. It works for all R129s through MY1996 except for the first cars manufactured in 1989.

Possibly your controller is not original and came from one of those very early cars.
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By bobterry99
If this turns-out to be the case, I would...

If this turns-out to be the case, I would consider going with an aftermarket keyless entry system. They are simple to install, inexpensive, and have long range due to their radio-frequency...
Forum: SL Forum 06-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By bobterry99
It's #203 in the attached diagram. It is easy to...

It's #203 in the attached diagram. It is easy to change and intuitive. You'll need a torx T-40 socket.
Forum: SL Forum 06-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By bobterry99
'boy, I think he is talking about the drive...

'boy, I think he is talking about the drive mechanisms.

The problem is surely a broken gear on the screw. One option is to remove the affected screw and have the seat driven by just one screw. ...
Forum: Tech Help 06-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,236
Posted By bobterry99
I believe Dennis has a zip file with the...

I believe Dennis has a zip file with the procedures you need in pdf-format.

Many people have found that when a cylinder goes bad and they repair it that other cylinders soon go bad too. However,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-26-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,236
Posted By bobterry99
Anyone who owns one of these SLs and has any...

Anyone who owns one of these SLs and has any interest in learning about the technical aspects of their car or doing repairs should purchase the Tech DVD from MBUSA: ...
Forum: SL Forum 06-25-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By bobterry99
Folks on Benzworld are happy with this: ...

Folks on Benzworld are happy with this: http://www.fgsswitch.com/english/downloads_eng.html.

A quick and easy alternative is to wire a momentary switch in parallel with the B-switch on the...
Forum: SL Forum 06-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By bobterry99
You need nothing more than a wire or paper clip...

You need nothing more than a wire or paper clip to read the top and roll bar codes on a '90-'93 car, Marvin. The socket for the top controller on your vehicle is #10, and the procedure is here: ...
Forum: SL Forum 06-16-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By bobterry99
I got your PM. You have to read a code before...

I got your PM. You have to read a code before you can erase it. So, you first use the paper clip or wire to short #10 socket for 3 seconds, read the code, and within a few seconds repeat the short...
Forum: SL Forum 06-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,189
Posted By bobterry99
All CIS-injected cars have an OVP. For MY1993...

All CIS-injected cars have an OVP. For MY1993 the V-8 cars switched to LH-injection; and as Paul said, the Base Module essentially replaced the OVP. Like the OVP, the Base Module has fuses on top...
Forum: SL Forum 06-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By bobterry99
I suggest that you can read, erase, and re-read...

I suggest that you can read, erase, and re-read diagnostic codes as explained here: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1266535-diagnostics-sl-pre-94-a.html? Because your car was made...
Forum: SL Forum 05-30-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By bobterry99
The system apparently has no control over the...

The system apparently has no control over the flow of hot coolant into the heater. This is likely a faulty with the in-dash control unit or monovalve. I would begin by checking for stored fault...
Forum: SL Forum 05-20-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By bobterry99
My local dealer sells it. It comes on a roll...

My local dealer sells it. It comes on a roll (picture).

Perhaps your dealer should talk to "Ike" in the parts department of Atlanta Classic Cars in Duluth, Georgia.
Forum: SL Forum 05-11-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By bobterry99
The fans switch on at low speed when the A/C is...

The fans switch on at low speed when the A/C is turned-on and the outside temperature is 86 degrees or warmer. They switch on at high speed if the refrigerant pressure or engine coolant temperature...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By bobterry99
The attached photo shows my ignition lock from an...

The attached photo shows my ignition lock from an R129 with it turned to position 1. Can you please describe to me where to push against a spring to allow the tumbler to release?
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