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Old 06-13-2003, 03:45 PM
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Anyone in Miami,FL area got an OBDI and/or a Multimeter??

Hello Board,
Does anyone live in the Miami,FL area on this board and can help me run a diagnostic on my car?? The shops in my area want to charge me big$$ to diagnose my cars condition. I think that the previous owner of my car must have tampered with my fuel/air mixture. The car idles relitavely smoothly(sometimes),and it smokes(blackish,running rich?) and the exhaust smells heavily of gasoline. I feel that the car must be guzzling extra fuel to cover up othr problems.I have a feeling that my car is in fact running rich(or lean??), but the mechanics want to charge me an arm and a leg. If it is possible,can anyone help me out with readjusting the mixture and diagnosing any other problems??
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Old 06-13-2003, 04:14 PM
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c'mon guys, I really need some help here.
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1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
HID/Xenon (D2S)
Keyless Entry
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Smoked Tails
Flat Badged (front)
Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS
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Old 06-13-2003, 04:27 PM
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Do not take me wrong, but coming back just 1/2 later asking again does not help.
People like to help around here, but no one likes to be pressured.
DO A SEARCH, probably you would have found all the info you needed in the 1/2 wait for a reply. There has to be ton of posts in the archives with your same problem.

Here is my 0.02 cents:

That same condition was caused by an O2 sensor going bad in my car. It could be something else in yours.

Get yourself a multimeter with duty cycle reading. I believe they are on sale right now at Sears. There is a post with a picture and the info.
I will be gald to help you with details on how to diagnose the car if you do not find it already posted.
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Old 06-14-2003, 12:49 AM
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OBD is used on '96 and up. Yours are all < and you don't mention which of your 2 cars is failing.

You own 2 MBs and you don't want to pay a hr. or two labor for a diagnosis by someone who understands??
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Old 06-14-2003, 01:35 AM
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I think it's an 87 300E with an 89 300E engine and modified to look like a 95 E320.

That car is neither OBD I nor OBD II compliant and a few posts ago someone mentioned that Sears has on sale for $20 a multimeter with duty cycle function. Exactly what you need to check the EHA function.

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