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Old 07-23-2003, 09:54 PM
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This is an Emergency! Desperate Call for HEELLLPP!

Please dear God in heaven I need help!

I am having problems with my 560 SL. (See previous Posts).

Right now, after all my problems, I 've been without the car for over a month.

The last guy screwed it up so bad I'm really in a bind. The guy I took it to Monday has not even had time to look at it!

Is there ANYONE out there in Maryland, D.C., Virginia who can fix my car!

I don't just need advice I need someone who has tools and knows a 560SL and who will take the time to analyze my problem and fix my car.

Tomorrow AM. If the guy has not started on my car I am picking it up and driving to Atlanta and leaving it with Donnie. That seems to be the only way I can get it fixed!

I'm in Baltimore Md. so you know how desperate I am!

Someone on this Board, Please, Please help me!
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Old 07-24-2003, 07:46 AM
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You need to check the "Good MB Shops" forum for a shop in your area. Also, you really should add what is the nature of your problem, this is important. Some problems are generic and any good tech could deal with it. Some problems can be so specialized that not even all good MB techs could deal with it.

Best of luck,
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Old 07-24-2003, 07:59 AM
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:03 AM
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Ok, for those of us who are both lazy and borderline 'puter stupid........ want to elaborate a bit on the problems your having?





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Old 07-24-2003, 09:18 AM
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See above for explaination.




This is rare but, on occasion the 117 heads will get guide walk. This will cause a miss and a few other odd driveabilty problems. However, most of them will skip a bit at idle. Reading the posts in the linked thread it seems it needs a battery and the main ground on the lower l/h side of the bellhousing might be off or loose.

There are also 8 o-rings sealing the halfs on the intake together, these will do strange things as well but, normally this is accompanied by a skip at ilde. Secondary ignition (ie, cracked insulators on plugs) can cause a momentary skip right on the start of engine load. Misrouted vacum lines causing the egr valve to open off idle could do it as well as a bad injector, injector seal, misadjusted co, hell, even a bad motor mount could cause the illusion of a skip. (after 117s are smooth but not that smooth) You could have a cam a tooth off (this would be a bit of a bigger problem), sticking "compensating element" (lifter), worn cam lobe, out of range coolant temp sensor, sticking air flow meter plate and so on.

The smartest thing to do would be find someone who is well versed in CIS-E drivabilty and show them exactly what its doing, then go from there. These problems can be a real bear to locate but, are generally pretty simple to fix once they are found.




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Old 07-24-2003, 09:30 AM
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Tom,

Looks like you just found your mechanic! :-)

As mentioned earlier... if you still want to check for shops in your area, check the MB Shops forum.
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:33 AM
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This mechanic is relocating Aug 3, however, my sidekick Brian would be more than happy to have a go at it. (and yes, he is damn good)




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Old 07-24-2003, 09:49 AM
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Please Provide!

Joe:

Where is Brian? Obviously at "Behind the Star"

If you have a phone number and address that would do it! I'll take it from there!

Raleigh is about 300 miles but as stated I'm desperate!
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:20 AM
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The phone # is in my sig. The street add is 3321B Capital Blvd 27604. Brian owns the place.






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Old 07-24-2003, 03:03 PM
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Try Rick Ellinger owner of RC Imports in Rockville.

www.rc-imports.com.

Reportedly very good.

HTH,
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:03 PM
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Behind the Star is the place to go, I've been a long time customer and would say that its worth you drive. Ever since Brian, the owner, opened i have always relyed on them to keep my many older mercedes in tip top shape...just my thoughts

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