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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By bobbyv
drum brakes have a greater brake swept area than...

drum brakes have a greater brake swept area than disk brakes. As well, all of these are put to optimal use, because they operate on the inner wall of the drum, at a fixed radius from the hub center,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-16-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By bobbyv
is it because ... they have to keep their...

is it because ...

they have to keep their heads above water? ...

:)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-23-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By bobbyv
The C-111 was a source of styling cues for the...

The C-111 was a source of styling cues for the W201, as seen from its horizontal character lines and its pinched-up rear end.

And I totally agree with you with the 600 Pullman - especially if it...
Forum: General Information 05-20-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,605
Posted By bobbyv
is the asterisk a 3-pointed star?

is the asterisk a 3-pointed star?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-20-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By bobbyv
is the asterisk a 3-pointed star?

is the asterisk a 3-pointed star?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-20-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By bobbyv
so cool! i'd like to see him doing that in...

so cool!

i'd like to see him doing that in front of an orchestra ... :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By bobbyv
I don't know where your speedometer cable is...

I don't know where your speedometer cable is attached, but if it is attached to the transmission, then the speedometer reading vs the rpm will have nothing to do with the rear axle ratio or the size...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,489
Posted By bobbyv
attached are the before and after photos of my...

attached are the before and after photos of my 190e headlamp conversion. These are Bosch OE lamps sourced from an MB dealer.

if you want to use the vacuum adjustment of the headlamps, then you...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-19-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,720
Posted By bobbyv
It's not just the perfect natural balance of an...

It's not just the perfect natural balance of an inline-6 that makes it smoother than a V6 in terms of engine vibrations.

An inline-6 has a regularly-spaced firing order of the cylinders, i.e.,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-17-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By bobbyv
you can't drink all day ... if you don't start...

you can't drink all day ...
if you don't start in the morning ...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2006, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By bobbyv
it is for disabling/enabling the rear window...

it is for disabling/enabling the rear window switches, e.g., if you have kids in the rear seats.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By bobbyv
maybe you need this? ...

maybe you need this?

http://www.liberator.com/products_ramp.php
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-05-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By bobbyv
you can get something like this: ...

you can get something like this:

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=2161&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=619&iSubCat=623&iProductID=2161
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By bobbyv
I recently had the same thing happen to my...

I recently had the same thing happen to my 190e2.6, except on the left inner front bearing.

Since I usually drive on the left lane, I believe that the inner left front bearing had been stressed...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By bobbyv
front wheel bearings

Looking at my maintenance booklet, I see no entry for inspecting the front wheel bearings (or the rear ones).

I was running at highway speeds when one of my left front wheel bearings failed, and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By bobbyv
check the fuse first. Mine had a blown...

check the fuse first.

Mine had a blown fuse, and I replaced it. It blew again, when I actuated the window switch.

so I went out to look for the ground, and opening the door panel, I found some...
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,670
Posted By bobbyv
I have a 1989 190e2.6 with a 5-speed manual, and...

I have a 1989 190e2.6 with a 5-speed manual, and when I bought it used, its differential was shot, with excessive backlash. I had it rebuilt 5 years ago ($$$), and now it has some discernable...
Forum: Featured Cars 01-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,444
Posted By bobbyv
one advantage the 201 has over the 123 is its...

one advantage the 201 has over the 123 is its optimization for offset-frontal collisions.

another is an active safety feature - the 201 is more nimble than the 123, due to its better rear...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-25-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,331
Posted By bobbyv
the central locking system of the benz takes care...

the central locking system of the benz takes care of that problem for me - no need to open the door for her.

and besides, i'm looking for a practical girl who knows how to open her own door.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By bobbyv
another way to test the ABS is to put the rears...

another way to test the ABS is to put the rears up on jackstands, start the car and put it in drive. When you get to a certain speed, hit the brakes. Since the front wheels are not spinning, the ABS...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-21-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By bobbyv
must be from a Centra wheel: ...

must be from a Centra wheel:

http://www.20thstreetauto.com/cars/car3/view1.htm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By bobbyv
I believe that strange rear wing is functional -...

I believe that strange rear wing is functional - the shape is intended to tame the turbulence behind the car at speed to reduce drag. It has a historic precedent in the Alfa Romeo "BAT" car:
...
Forum: Featured Cars 01-13-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,444
Posted By bobbyv
Being an inline-6, the M103 2.6 is smoother than...

Being an inline-6, the M103 2.6 is smoother than the 2.3. It also has more reserves of power for passing ability at highway speeds. Considering that there are many good examples of 190e 2.6's, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,037
Posted By bobbyv
With the gas tank situated behind the rear seats,...

With the gas tank situated behind the rear seats, I place my tire iron cross in a vertical position against the wall, held against it by some other stuff I keep in the trunk. If you place it flat on...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By bobbyv
one advantage you get from LED brake lights is...

one advantage you get from LED brake lights is their "instant-on" nature, compared with incandescent bulbs.

the difference between the times it takes for an LED bulb and an incandescent bulb to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2006, 02:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,037
Posted By bobbyv
A W220 rear impact: did this spin and hit a tree...

A W220 rear impact: did this spin and hit a tree or post backwards? Note the position of the impact point vs the rear of the roof
30701

A W210 rear-ender: the truck in the background hit it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-01-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,506
Posted By bobbyv
you are missing one important piece of...

you are missing one important piece of information here - the width of your new 16" wheels.

with this information, someone with knowledge of your car can be of more help to you.
Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By bobbyv
I would rate the ride quality of my 190e2.6 as...

I would rate the ride quality of my 190e2.6 as firm, but compliant.

the 201 naturally does not smother bumps as well as a 124, due to its lower mass (i.e., inertia). High-frequency bumps like tar...
Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By bobbyv
If it is anything like that I experienced in my...

If it is anything like that I experienced in my 190e2.6, then it may be caused by a bad O2 sensor. Replacing that component completely fixed the problem.

I know that feeling all too well, of...
Forum: Tech Help 12-24-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By bobbyv
that was the general consensus with the monowiper...

that was the general consensus with the monowiper - that it does not clear the windshield quickly enough in hard rain, even on the high setting. The reason is that it has to complete a wider arc per...
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