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Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2005, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By WadeT
Thanks for all of your helpful information. The...

Thanks for all of your helpful information. The problem has (temporarily?) gone after replacing the voltage regulator. The regulator was in real bad shape and posts were worn done. Hope that was...
Forum: Tech Help 03-19-2005, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By WadeT
ASR Failure on acceleration

I have a 1993 300SE (W140) that the ASR causes the "limp home mode" to engage periodically. It is pretty consistant that it only happens on acceleration onto the freeway and typically under load...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-01-2002, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By WadeT
I had the same experience on my W126. I finally...

I had the same experience on my W126. I finally ended up with the Koni adjustable. They have to be set prior to installation. I set them at the middle setting. The car is much rougher riding than...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-21-2001, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By WadeT
Thumbs up All OK now

Kevin,
Thanks for your input. It could be because the SL is the Jenny Craig of the line (jock with six pack abs ). The SEL was just to fat for those shocks.

I now have the Koni shocks...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-03-2001, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By WadeT
Angry Update

I was finally able to track down someone at Bilstein who could advise me on this. I was told that the Bilsteins I had installed were the correct ones for the car, but not for the Eibach springs. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-02-2001, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By WadeT
Unhappy Eibach/Bilstein saga - Need input please

I recently had the Eibach Pro kit springs installed on my 1991 300 SEL (W126). It made the car look great, but ride was really sloppy. The car had the Bilstein comforts originally when the springs...
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2001, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By WadeT
Full shot

Full shot
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2001, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By WadeT
I went with a 1991 300 SEL just so I could do...

I went with a 1991 300 SEL just so I could do suspension work. Not to mention I had bad luck with my 500 SEL. I went with 16" rims and the Eibach Pro kit. I am very happy with the results. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2001, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,391
Posted By WadeT
I have always worked with AL Bernal.

I have always worked with AL Bernal.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2001, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,391
Posted By WadeT
******** Los Gatos

Erick,
Sorry for the delay, I am having PC problems and can not email. I could also not find you original thread. Here is their link which should give you everything you need.
...
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2001, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By WadeT
Angry What happened to 92 octane in SFO?

Has anyone noticed that the octane rating has dropped from 92 to 91? Am I missing something?
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2001, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By WadeT
My understanding is that there are two sound...

My understanding is that there are two sound systems available for the W126. My 91 had the "enhanced" one. There is the head unit in the dash, and amplifiers in the dash and behind the back seat....
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2000, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By WadeT
Sounds like each dealer is different. When I had...

Sounds like each dealer is different. When I had asked, they referred me to the cashier. She brought my VIN number up and handed me a print out of everything that was on their computer. It showed...
Forum: Tech Help 03-17-2000, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By WadeT
Matt, Have you found any good repair shops in...

Matt,
Have you found any good repair shops in the area? I have had sveral bad experiences with Autobahn Motors in Redwood Shores. I have used Los Gatos Auto Mall for some simple things with...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-09-1999, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By WadeT
I have always hated having a "billboard" on my...

I have always hated having a "billboard" on my tail and remove all the lettering. I use a strong fishing line to slide under the lettering to pull off the badge part. Sometimes all or most of the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-1999, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By WadeT
I had a similiar situation with my 91 300SEL. ...

I had a similiar situation with my 91 300SEL. Unfortunatly the car self destructed in the dealer parking lot. When I noticed the car running warmer than normal, I drove to the dealer to buy a new...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-1999, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By WadeT
Thank you very much for the rapid response. I...

Thank you very much for the rapid response. I have feared the control unit to be at fault since I already did a once over on the vacum hoses. Usually when you have a list of possibilities, it is the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-1999, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By WadeT
My ventilation system is fully functional, but...

My ventilation system is fully functional, but tends to act irratic and make a thumping noise. When this happens, the fan will also be affected. It does it most when the selected temperature is...
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