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Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By TROVERMAN
Below book value, but a fair price. Car did need...

Below book value, but a fair price. Car did need tires, had original Michelins. Put on new MXV4s.
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By TROVERMAN
Yeah, that's what I thought, so no worries. The...

Yeah, that's what I thought, so no worries. The car is like a time capsule from 11 years ago - of course, always garaged. There's not even any dust in the HVAC vents.
Forum: Tech Help 03-25-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By TROVERMAN
W210 E320 - oil cap gunk

Recently we purchased our first w210 - a 2002 E320 4Matic sedan. Car seems to be just about perfect in and out. Engine and transmission are very smooth. However, in looking under the oil fill cap,...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
Although your year would be in the range of...

Although your year would be in the range of Mercedes' use of biodegradable harness insulation, yours probably wouldn't be affected as severely (i.e. no wires going to coil packs / spark plugs). But...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
We had to wrap these wire ends with electrical...

We had to wrap these wire ends with electrical tape...at the very end where the wires come to a plug on top of the water pump. This connector controls electric fan speed. Unplug it and the fans will...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
While I generally agree with Kestas' comment, I...

While I generally agree with Kestas' comment, I will say that our E320 has had the head gasket replaced twice now for oil leakage issues...once at around 80k and once at 120k. The harness did...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
New record holders! 400E is a great car.

New record holders! 400E is a great car.
Forum: Tech Help 04-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
Well, it looks like some of these things can last...

Well, it looks like some of these things can last awhile. Probably climate has an influence. Hot summers and cold winters should speed up harness deterioration. At 19 years and 234k miles, I think...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,599
Posted By TROVERMAN
Longest Lasting Wiring Harness - w124 - Thread

I'm curious to see how long w124 owners have been able to remain on their original wiring harness. Plenty of Mercedes people / mechanics have said "its when, not if," but how long can it go?
...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By TROVERMAN
I think I'm going to go through all of them with...

I think I'm going to go through all of them with a little emery paper and clean up any corrosion. The fact that this car sat for over a year probably didn't help.
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By TROVERMAN
It turns out it was the fuse for the comfort...

It turns out it was the fuse for the comfort circuitry, 16A red, can't remember which number now. Fuse was good, contact was bad. All good now--thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By TROVERMAN
Just found a bunch of similar posts, some from...

Just found a bunch of similar posts, some from w124's, some from other models. Most don't have an answer. Found someone who had this same problem; turned out to be a bad fuse for comfort circuitry...
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By TROVERMAN
Help - or - Wiring Diagram Needed - 95 E320

Still having the windows problem I posted a few days about. In a nutshell, here's what doesn't work:

Windows
Sunroof
Rear Defrost
Hi-Beam Flasher (hi beams work)
Power seats (except they work...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,437
Posted By TROVERMAN
mbdoc, Every single fuse in the box under...

mbdoc,

Every single fuse in the box under the hood is fine. I even wiggled all of them as sometimes I know the connections can be dubious.

I removed the box from under the rear seat, and took...
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,437
Posted By TROVERMAN
Windows and sunroof stopped working - 95 E320

Just put our '95 E320 wagon back on the road after sitting for over a year. Drove it a few days, no problems. Yesterday, the car was getting its safety inspection and the mechanic put the window...
Forum: Tech Help 03-31-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By TROVERMAN
What Transmission Number?-95 E320

We have a '95 E320 wagon, 4-speed automatic. What is the transmission model number? What are the gear ratios? Is it the 722.4?

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By TROVERMAN
Battery voltage with engine off / on? 95 E320

For several years we have experienced some type of a minor battery drain: don't drive the car for a few days, maybe a week, and it needs a jump to get going. However, since we usually drive it every...
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
Thanks for all the enlightening. In giving this a...

Thanks for all the enlightening. In giving this a little more thought, what we do with the harness depends on how long we continue to use this car and how well it performs and how many additional...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
If the harness acts up further I'll probably...

If the harness acts up further I'll probably rebuild it myself. Have one fitting left on the accumulator job and then its ready for the road (of course its the hardest fitting!)
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
My car doesn't have ASR / ASD, so no electronic...

My car doesn't have ASR / ASD, so no electronic throttle actuator. Less wires to go bad. Making some cuts further up the harness revealed cracking in the insulation but no loss of insulation. Right...
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
Fixed!

Get this...unplugged the air pump, and the fuse doesn't pop anymore. Not even on the same circuit, weird. No MIL, so guess the pump stays unplugged in favor of heat and reversing lights. Harness...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
Well thanks for the advice. Really trying not to...

Well thanks for the advice. Really trying not to pay the dealer so much for something they should have recalled. I may try rebuilding the entire harness myself. But initially, I may try to repair...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By TROVERMAN
Can I fix harness problem?

Just changed the headgasket on our 95 E320. Car is running great and no leaks, but now the climate control and reverse lights don't work (16A red fuse, maybe #7, blows as soon as the key switch is...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By TROVERMAN
Sorry I didn't get back on the net since my last...

Sorry I didn't get back on the net since my last post. We finished it up Friday night. Its running fine, even at high RPM. No leaks, changed the oil. New problem: no climate control or reversing...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By TROVERMAN
Aside from being able to download a couple of...

Aside from being able to download a couple of helpful pages from the manual (finding TDC, cam dowel position, and torquing specs / pattern, yes doing it w/o the manual. At this point I already have...
Forum: Tech Help 10-16-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By TROVERMAN
M104 VVT Advance / Retard (Need Quick)

In the process of changing headgasket on 95 E320. In order to achieve TDC at the crank and with the two dowels, we had to turn the intake VVT to make everything line up. Which way do you turn to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,303
Posted By TROVERMAN
OK, thanks for verifying. The coolant level in...

OK, thanks for verifying. The coolant level in the tank has remained full since the fall of 2007, which was when I refilled the coolant after most of it was expelled during the overheating. I do not...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,303
Posted By TROVERMAN
Crazy Nate: This is perfect, thanks so much. Is...

Crazy Nate: This is perfect, thanks so much. Is it definitely for the M104 engine though?

Already planned on checking head for any warping, thanks.
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,303
Posted By TROVERMAN
Doing m104 Headgasket, Need Torque Specs

Starting Monday, I'll be doing the headgasket on our 95 E320 wagon. Its got 115k on it, and this will be the second time. The first time was to stop lots of oil leaking everywhere. The second time,...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By TROVERMAN
I understand about the switch on the dash--I have...

I understand about the switch on the dash--I have to leave it in the always off position or the rear lights will stay lit all the time. I am wondering why in the 'auto' position they stay on with all...
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