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Forum: General Information 03-20-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 48,003
Posted By DaveJ
Dealer Credit

Anyone had success obtaining dealer credit for a harmonic balancer replaced by an independent as preventative maintenance? I provided full documentation to my dealer but they haven't responded. I...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-26-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DaveJ
This should be the last of my sale items. I've...

This should be the last of my sale items. I've added:

2-Mercedes Collection T-Shirts, Size Men's XL (one blue, one white)

1-Mercedes Collection Sweatshirt, Size Men's XL (color oatmeal)
...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-25-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DaveJ
Just wanted to clarify the floor mats. They are...

Just wanted to clarify the floor mats. They are for a rear wheel drive E320. I don't know if they would fit a 4Matic.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-23-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DaveJ
Added to my listings today: Genuine Mercedes...

Added to my listings today:

Genuine Mercedes Collection 1998 E320 Avantgarde Diecast Model 1:43 scale. Represents W210 body style.

Thanks.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-22-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DaveJ
Added today to my listings: 31 Mercedes-Benz...

Added today to my listings:

31 Mercedes-Benz Club of America "The Star" magazines as follows:
2005: All issues Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun (still in wrapper)

2004: All issues: Jan/Fed, Mar/Apr,...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-21-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DaveJ
1998 E320 and 2001 SLK Stuff for Sale

I thought I would let the forum members know I'm selling a number of Mercedes accessories on eBay. You can do an advanced search on my user ID davej99 and find:

1998 E320 (W210) Fuel Cap
Maisto...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 04-04-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By DaveJ
2001 SLK320 8400 Miles - Cleveland, Ohio Area

I may be selling my 2001 SLK320. I'm the original owner. It's in excellent-concourse quality condition with about 8400 miles. Purchased here in Cleveland, OH. Color is magma red. Interior color is 2...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 04-04-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 675
Posted By DaveJ
1998 E320 Cleveland, Ohio Area

I may be selling my 1998 E320 (W210). I'm the original owner. It's in very good condition with about 82K miles. Purchased here in Cleveland, OH, and took delivery in Stuggart with European Delivery...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By DaveJ
Yep, saw the announcement on CNBC about 1 hour...

Yep, saw the announcement on CNBC about 1 hour ago. Here's the announcement and spin from Reuters:

http://motoring.reuters.co.uk/reuters/vocmain.jsp?lnk=101&id=1092
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-30-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By DaveJ
Thanks PCDave! The current C's older than I...

Thanks PCDave! The current C's older than I thought.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-30-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By DaveJ
Current C-Class Model Design Year

For what model year was the current C-Class introduced?

I read that for model year 2007 the C-Class will be newly designed.

Thanks.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-29-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By DaveJ
Jag X-Type 2.5L Cancelled, is C-Class Next?

Jaguar is cancelling the bottom end X-Type 2.5L model and the outlook for the X-Type isn't promising, according to this article:
...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By DaveJ
I haven't had a chance to pull the rear seat to...

I haven't had a chance to pull the rear seat to check the color of the battery, but I believe it's the same color as the one replaced recently on my '01 SLK320.

The color of that battery is kind...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-22-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By DaveJ
rodbaxter, Hope you like your WR's as much...

rodbaxter,

Hope you like your WR's as much as I do. I've had a set of 4 on my '98 E320 for about 1 year. They perform very well all year round, and are amazingly good in the snow, for an all...
Forum: Tech Help 11-22-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By DaveJ
New Battery Maintenance Free?

A few weeks ago my Mercedes dealer replaced the battery on my '98 W210. The man that installed it onsite said the new battery was sealed and did not require maintenance, unlike the original battery....
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2004, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By DaveJ
Thanks Gilly. Is the lamp for the outside...

Thanks Gilly.

Is the lamp for the outside temperature display area amber or clear?
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DaveJ
Before my dealer recommended I call the 800...

Before my dealer recommended I call the 800 number, he quoted me a labor charge of $65 to install the new battery. Then he told me to call Roadside Assistance and they'll replace it for free.
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2004, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By DaveJ
Thanks rjnonnie. I'll probably also make my own...

Thanks rjnonnie. I'll probably also make my own tool. Do you know how many bulbs total are needed for the instrument cluster and are they all the same? Since I'm in there I might just replace them...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DaveJ
I never take the car to the dealership for...

I never take the car to the dealership for service. I've used an independent since my car dropped out of warranty at 50K miles. I don't think they were doing something special for me. This is their...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DaveJ
Battery Replacement Tip

After 6+ years and 77K miles of fine service the original battery in my W210 quit this morning. I want to give everyone a tip regarding replacing your Mercedes battery.

After first speaking with...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2004, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By DaveJ
W210 Instrument Cluster Light

The light that illuminates the outside temperature readout on my W210 instrument cluster must be going because the brightness is about 1/2 of what it should be. This is the same area of the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-12-2004, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By DaveJ
I should have followed up on my last posting...

I should have followed up on my last posting regarding the suspension noise. I went to another mechanic and he immediatley diagnosed the problem as bad sway bar links. He replaced the the sway bar...
Forum: Tech Help 10-11-2004, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,379
Posted By DaveJ
Wow, $238 just for labor! What was your total...

Wow, $238 just for labor! What was your total bill? It really does just take 5-10 minutes at the very most to replace the sensor.
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By DaveJ
Yep, I agree. He panicked and perhaps caused...

Yep, I agree. He panicked and perhaps caused other damages.
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By DaveJ
2003 E320 Total Brake Failure

A friend of mine just experienced a life threatening failure on his 2003 E320. While driving at about 35mph, the brakes totally failed. He panicked and didn't try the emergency brake and repeatedly...
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By DaveJ
moedip, thanks for your info on the Battery...

moedip, thanks for your info on the Battery Minder. I've since purchased the Battery Tender Plus and it's working great.

I didn't see anything about sulfation on the Battery Tender Plus's web...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By DaveJ
Thanks for the comments. After I posted the...

Thanks for the comments. After I posted the message on this forum I searched on Usenet and found many discussions on desulfation battery chargers. Although it's definitely not scientific proof, it...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2004, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By DaveJ
I had a similar sound on my '98 W210. It turned...

I had a similar sound on my '98 W210. It turned out to be a broken exhaust pipe clamp. Had the clamp welded together and it's been fine since.
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2004, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By DaveJ
Battery Tender or BatteryMINDer

I'm planning on buying either the Battery Tender Plus (Deltran) or the BatteryMINDer (VDC Electronics). I searched this forum and most everyone seems to be using the Battery Tender. A few people have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-15-2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By DaveJ
BMW Recall

With all the talk of Mercedes' poor quality, I thought you would enjoy this.

In today's paper, there was a small announcement of "Engine Problems Behind BMW Recall."

"Bayerische Motoren Werke...
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