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Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Zacharias
Thanks for the replies. I found a few threads on...

Thanks for the replies. I found a few threads on the other forum. I am not alone.

I am trying a memory foam support now and have a wood bead seat overlay on order. If those don't improve things,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,716
Posted By Zacharias
Thread is long dead, but it seems a ghetto go-to...

Thread is long dead, but it seems a ghetto go-to does exist for this:

on eBay, search "Mercedes w### seat occupation emulation sensor"

I have ordered one for my w210 and will report.

The...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
To update this.... Problem was ABS ring,...

To update this....

Problem was ABS ring, compounded by almost simultaneous failure of the brake light switch (not oem, likely URO). That switch can cause a pile of issues, based on what I have...
Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Zacharias
Anyone else had back pain issues with w210 seats?

I have a 2002 e320. When I got it, last September, at first blush I really liked the seats. This is important for me as I have chronic lower and mid back pain issues.

However, when I took my w123...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
The discs were 'white box' eBay specials put on...

The discs were 'white box' eBay specials put on by the PO. No part number.
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
Oldsinner, if that was supposed to be a link, it...

Oldsinner, if that was supposed to be a link, it isn't working.
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
Just for info, the correct term for this part is...

Just for info, the correct term for this part is apparently "reluctor ring," though in practice everyone calls it an ABS ring.
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
The ring is confirmed cracked, seen on a hoist. I...

The ring is confirmed cracked, seen on a hoist. I kind of suspected I had more in play, but everything happened at once. Right now I pulled my w123 out of winter sleep and out it on the road.
...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
Dash warnings (lights on left side and center...

Dash warnings (lights on left side and center display warning) for ABS and brake assist illuminate after startup.Stability control illuminates as soon as the car moves a few feet.

Drivability...
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zacharias
w210 broken ABS sensor ring

Right rear ABS sensor ring is broken.

As those of you who have seen this happen know, it causes all manner of intermittent problems with drivability.

Unfortunately Easter is a 4 day holiday...
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 964
Posted By Zacharias
w210 broken ABS sensor ring

Right rear ABS sensor ring is broken on my 2002 e320 4matic wagon.

As those of you who have seen this happen know, it causes all manner of intermittent problems with drivability.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
Dealer suggested I call the biggest local Indy...

Dealer suggested I call the biggest local Indy Mercedes shop to see if they have run into this.

Answer yes, but not specific to this model and never with both sides at the same time.

I live in...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
Short answer to your first question, yes. ...

Short answer to your first question, yes.

One supplier admitted they substituted sedan rotors. The dealer and the parts store I got the Zimms from both provided what were supposed to be 'updated'...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
This isn't funny now. Ordered rear rotors...

This isn't funny now.

Ordered rear rotors from dealer. Tried to install. Same issue. Once rotor retaining screw is tightened, wheel won't turn. Confirmed this with both sides.

Also removed the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-25-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
Thank you for that info, Mxfrank.

Thank you for that info, Mxfrank.
Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
One more thing. The fitment issue is that once...

One more thing. The fitment issue is that once the rotor is installed - and it slips on perfectly - when you tighten the lockscrew the hub won't turn.
Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
Let me clarify. Everyone LISTS the wagon part in...

Let me clarify. Everyone LISTS the wagon part in their catalogue. If you try to order, no one actually has them but they all show the sedan rotors as direct interchange. So they send them. Been there...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zacharias
Rear rotor fitment issues, 2002 e320 4matic WAGON

Hi folks,

Been a long time.

I capitalized "wagon" in the subject line as that seems to be the issue.

I have now been through three sets of aftermarket rotors for my '02 e320 4matic wagon....
Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Zacharias
Introduction and wheels question

Hi folks,

I've been on the forum for quite a while but until now I hung out over at Diesel Discussion, being a long-time 300d/300sd owner. However, I have been AWOL for a while.

I just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Zacharias
Do Maine Coon Cats count?

I've never taken any pics of my two dogs with the car but my old cat Bill loved going for drives in the w123. He was a big guy but had shrunk a bit when those pics were taken. He was about 19.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,025
Posted By Zacharias
$500 isn't crazy at all,assuming they are going...

$500 isn't crazy at all,assuming they are going to do the job *properly* and make a little money in the process. That will mean cutting out the rust and the immediately surrounding metal, and welding...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Zacharias
I had to read what you said a couple of times to...

I had to read what you said a couple of times to get it. So you mean that you have to crank it so much, the battery drains before you can get it going? Unless you've added something to the fuel, it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-29-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,218
Posted By Zacharias
Both Bosch primer pumps and glowplugs have been...

Both Bosch primer pumps and glowplugs have been known to be counterfeited in China. I had one of the primer pumps. It was installed in August and failed on the coldest morning of the winter (massive...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Zacharias
You should always indicate the year and model,...

You should always indicate the year and model, which lets us know the specific motor involved.


Generally I used a closed end wrench to start the extraction then work my fingers in once the thing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Zacharias
I may have one. Would have to check. Would be...

I may have one. Would have to check. Would be from an '84 so the latch should be correct. I have only the belt, no receiver. (I believe only one belt as the other was customized by family Fido.)

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Zacharias
The actual guide rod and the guide rod mounts are...

The actual guide rod and the guide rod mounts are sold separately.

There is no mounting kit for the guide rod mounts that I am aware of.

The newest of these cars is now 31 years old. My...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Zacharias
The sunroof may not be a lubrication issue....

The sunroof may not be a lubrication issue. Depends.

Do you hear any attempt at movement when you press the button? If not, you may have a bad switch.

If you hear the mechanism trying to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-22-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Zacharias
A couple of pics. Both a couple of years old. ...

A couple of pics. Both a couple of years old.

This is a sudden thing. I hadn't prepared pics. Bear with me....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-22-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Zacharias
Looking for interest: 1980 300td and 1985 300d in Quebec, Canada (but easy export)

Due to personal circumstances I need to dispose of one or both of my w123s. Located in Gatineau, Canada, 45 minutes from US border at Ogdensburg, NY.

Both of these cars are more than 25 years old...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Zacharias
Just a note that the original intent of the cigar...

Just a note that the original intent of the cigar hose was to help dampen fuel pulses in the line on turbocharged models. This info was from a former dealer tech (one who worked on these cars when...
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