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Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,700
Posted By 5banger
how to tell if M112 crank position sensor is bad

My friend's C240 was experiencing the classic stalling when slowing for a turn, etc. and I pulled the CPS. The tip was scraped off a bit--maybe the tolerances weren't right? But, I don't think it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By 5banger
I did this conversion on my 75 240D -- you need...

I did this conversion on my 75 240D -- you need to change the controller, the glow coil, and the wiring, as it is a fairly different system. However, it does convert over well without much work. ...
Forum: Tech Help 02-11-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,551
Posted By 5banger
John, Do you have a spare idle controller that...

John,
Do you have a spare idle controller that you could use as a swap experiment? If the problem was thermal/mechanical, e.g. cracked vacuum line, I would not expect it to get better above 80C. ...
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,551
Posted By 5banger
Might want to search the mbcoupes.com archive for...

Might want to search the mbcoupes.com archive for the, "surge from hell" threads. My experience (and also a friend with his 380) has been that the replacement parts are often bad (primarily the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By 5banger
This happens on the W126 coupes with some...

This happens on the W126 coupes with some frequency--the anchors for the window mechanism are insufficiently bolstered for the thin sheetmetal door skin and it tears. Some epoxies might work rather...
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By 5banger
Control for the blower also passes through the...

Control for the blower also passes through the ACC pushbutton unit, which is famous for developing solder/trace cracks. Later revisions have an additional fuse at the back of the unit, which could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,026
Posted By 5banger
Note the dominant factor is likely the regular...

Note the dominant factor is likely the regular grease drying out in the cable feed-tube and not so much the MB grease on the slides. I've had good luck with the Rusty-sized canister.
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By 5banger
MityVac! -- helped me frequently when I had my...

MityVac! -- helped me frequently when I had my '89 2.6
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By 5banger
All things related to SEC high idle are detailed...

All things related to SEC high idle are detailed in the mbcoupes.com archive. I would start by looking for vacuum leaks related to the idle control valve--expect there is a feedback circuit to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By 5banger
Re: Where to order W115 body parts? HELP

Another recommendation is K&K Manufaturing:
http://www.kkmfg.com/

Cheers, Andrew Seidel
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-09-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By 5banger
Why not add Begwerks NOS kit to the list? I am...

Why not add Begwerks NOS kit to the list? I am looking forward to the C126 version for my stable. Cheers, Andrew Seidel.
Forum: Tech Help 06-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By 5banger
ck42, From my experience, I would suspect the...

ck42,
From my experience, I would suspect the rear subframe mounts first, but also consider the slop may originate in the front guide rod mounts.

I had all these replaced in my C126s and it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-16-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By 5banger
Don, I have a '75 240D manual (was a taxi...

Don,
I have a '75 240D manual (was a taxi imported from Germany) in much better shape than what you are looking at (daily driver), but still has the classic rusted pan (and broken speedo). To a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2003, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By 5banger
...to be fair, I get to choose between two...

...to be fair, I get to choose between two colours for the trim ;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2003, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By 5banger
LJ, Try this product--affordable in the smaller...

LJ,
Try this product--affordable in the smaller quantities, anyway. My neighborhood association harasses people whose cars leak oil, too. Cheers, Andrew Seidel....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2003, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By 5banger
Gentlemen, The final verdict in my case was...

Gentlemen,
The final verdict in my case was that I was sucking air at the tank. My fuel guage was not reading accurately and my odometer was broken--not filling often enough to keep up. I did,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By 5banger
Hello, For an OEM resonator, try PartsShop...

Hello,
For an OEM resonator, try PartsShop first and other good places include thebenzbin.com, ***************. I usually find strange/rare parts at adsitco.com. However, I would suggest a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-25-2003, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By 5banger
Also, listen to the director's comments on the...

Also, listen to the director's comments on the DVD--they towed the stage-cars with Mercedes, too. Cheers, Andrew Seidel.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-19-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,581
Posted By 5banger
Tim, I believe your SL has the M117 engine...

Tim,
I believe your SL has the M117 engine which indeed is an alusil block just like the Porsche engines of the same vintage. Try this thread:
http://db.mercedes.cx/sec/200109/06/0052.html
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2003, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By 5banger
Also, search the archives at mbcoupes: ...

Also, search the archives at mbcoupes:

http://www.mercedes.cx/560SEC/archives/secq.html

Cheers, Andrew Seidel.
Forum: Tech Help 04-24-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By 5banger
Stu is now a principal in Bergwerks. ...

Stu is now a principal in Bergwerks.
http://www.bergwerks.com/

Cheers, Andrew Seidel
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By 5banger
Peter, I live down in Tucson with similar crazy...

Peter,
I live down in Tucson with similar crazy traffic--a turbo W123 will be the most power/reliability for the money. You are kind not to mention that I also drive a 60 BHP W115--even this old...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2003, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By 5banger
Alex, That Duraterm kit will work for W115 and...

Alex,
That Duraterm kit will work for W115 and "early" W123. By early, I mean if you have loop-type glow plugs. You can tell because the wiring will be in series with resistor links. I bet Aaron...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-29-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By 5banger
When researching this for my W201, the best bang...

When researching this for my W201, the best bang for the buck was a valve body change to the transmission, so as to start in first gear. Next best was a diff. swap (maybe from a 2.3?) Some power is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-28-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By 5banger
Peter, The nice thing about the W114/115 is...

Peter,
The nice thing about the W114/115 is that it rides so well. Also, the glow plugs and controller can be upgraded with an inexpensive kit made by Bosch. I installed it without much trouble...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2003, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By 5banger
Here are some links to instructions on how to...

Here are some links to instructions on how to rule-out the amplifier. However, I had surging on two of my cars and it was the amplifier in both cases.

Overview: ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By 5banger
I removed the fuel cap after driving around -- no...

I removed the fuel cap after driving around -- no pressure difference. Can someone offer further advise, please. Thanks! Andrew Seidel.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-10-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By 5banger
TXBill, Thank you for your reply! It has the...

TXBill,
Thank you for your reply! It has the original screw-down pump. It still builds pressure, but pisses all over the place. I have the later model on order. Do you know what is involved in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-10-2003, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By 5banger
W115 240D randomly stalling

Fellow diesel enthusiasts,
My 1975 240D (170K) has been stalling on me while driving. A few strokes of the hand pump, two minutes of cranking, and it runs again. It happens about once every 10...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2002, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By 5banger
Larry, agreed. Also, I expect these controllers...

Larry, agreed. Also, I expect these controllers only keep them "warm" after startup; running at peak current, they would not last long. Cheers, Andrew Seidel.
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