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Old 04-18-2001, 08:26 AM
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Hi all,
does anyone here know if theres any good "repair/handbooks" on the market?
English, Swedish, German, all are intrested.

Japp, I have a few problems with my "big one"
Copy of my other "post":

Hi everyone,
I have some problems with my "big one"....

Bad on low revs, engine is working but must have some throttel otherwise it dies.
It is sending out an laud ticking noice, this noice started one year ago, at that time it came and went, now itīs worse and constant.
The cam-shaft looks okay but I am an amatuer.
Compressiontest on the five front cylinders is around 10, and the sixth has around 6. This cylinder had 7-8 when some oil were poured into it before testing.
I think it drinks coolant, white smoke and always some dripping at the exhaustpipes, I cant see coolant leaking.

My guess:
Vents have the hydrolic thightening, and I think that these are faulting on one or two cylinders.
The "topp" (the cylinders roof with all the vent and cam-shaft) is leaking the compression.

I have the "big one" standing nice on the lot, plenty of time...but I donīt really know what to do...

Any help are welcome

Tobix, Sweden
BMW 740 E32
BMW 740 E38
MB 300SE w126
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Old 04-18-2001, 05:26 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
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A Mercedes shop manual on CD available in the US. I'm not a fan of Mercedes hardcopy shop manuals to begin with, and the CD version is no improvement. A lot of information I would like to have on paper as I'm working on the my is okay on screen but illegible once printed (even when printed on a high end laser printer). Unfortunately, the Mercedes manual is the only source for a lot of non engine procedures. And it doesn't cover the transmission either.

I got a Haynes manual for the UK W124 series. It covers just about any service I'd perform myself on a M103 engine. I got mine from for something like L18 shipped to the US. You can also order directly from There is a link to Haynes in Sweden so maybe you can find a manual in Swedish.

Good luck,
91 300SE

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Old 04-19-2001, 03:58 PM
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Perfect, Thanks a lot Sixto

Thank you for your post, perfect, exactly what I was looking for.

Best Regards Tobix
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