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Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cigar Havana
You were 100% correct. Moved shifter to neutral...

You were 100% correct. Moved shifter to neutral started immediately. Thanks a billion!
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 W126 420SEL No Start

1989 420SEL doesn't start. Battery is good, fully charged. Starter was replaced with a new Bosch 8 months ago. The starter does not turn at all. Seems like it isn't getting any power.

Could the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By Cigar Havana
It seems the voltage regulator blows when the AC...

It seems the voltage regulator blows when the AC or heater is turned on. I've now replaced the alternator 3 times (re-built each time). In this latest alternator I've put in a new Bosch voltage...
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 420SEL Voltage Regulator Blowing

In a 1989 420SEL 320K KM, the voltage regulator on the alternator keeps blowing and consequently the battery is not being charged. Put in 2 new alternators in the last 2 months. Also a new starter 3...
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Cigar Havana
The amp meter jumps around a lot, it's a clamping...

The amp meter jumps around a lot, it's a clamping meter, not inline, and the minimum scale is 400amps. I better get an inline meter on it to get a more stable reading.

No after market radio, but...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 420SEL Dead Battery

1989 420SEL with 300k km has dead battery, after sitting off for 2 days.

Charged the battery with charger for 20 hours. Battery reads 13.4v with key off. Put an amp meter around the neg. lead at...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-15-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Cigar Havana
WTB: 1989 420SEL Steering Box

I am looking for a 1989 420SEL steering box, shipped to Toronto Canada. Can be old and used but must be in rebuildable condition.
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cigar Havana
First, it was 13.5 hours for the complete job,...

First, it was 13.5 hours for the complete job, not just one side.

Next, those photos are from another member, not from car. I can post photos of my car if you want.

I don't think there was an...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cigar Havana
No, one mechanic. Told the guy just to cut off...

No, one mechanic. Told the guy just to cut off the old parts, don't try to save the bolts or nuts. I brought it in at 8 am on Monday morning and it was finished 3 pm on Tuesday. Mechanic also did 2...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-16-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cigar Havana
Repaired

Hi
I took the car to a shop. They removed and replaced the bushings, bolts and nuts. To do 4 big sub-frame bushings, lower control bushings at both ends, welding with undercoating, and new eccentric...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cigar Havana
Yes, the nuts are supposed to be removable, but...

Yes, the nuts are supposed to be removable, but the wings on the nut, which prevent the nut from turning, have rusted off. The hole, where the wings extend, are too small for an open ended wrench to...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 06-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,287
Posted By Cigar Havana
Good Work

I really like the repairs you have done and I would like to do similar repairs to my 1989 420SEL.

What kind of welding are you doing to repair the rust on the body tubes?

I have never welded....
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 06-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cigar Havana
Reinforcing Rusty Frame

Hi
I am interested in doing some welding on 1989 420SEL, specifically to reinforce rusty lower control arm body attachment points.

Could you specify the steel specifications that should be...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 420SEL Lower Control Arm Rear Mount

On a 1989 420SEL, 290K KM, I would like to replace the lower control arm, rear bushing, which connects it to the frame. The clip on the nut, inside the frame, has rusted off, so I cannot hold the nut...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,145
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 420SEL Valve Adjustment Procedure

What is the proper procedure, step by step, to determining if a valve shim needs to be replaced on 1989 420SEL?

I have the tool for checking the height of the HLC. Engine is cold, valve covers are...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Cigar Havana
The Answer

This problem was solved by adjusting air/fuel mixture. It was 3 whole turns off the proper setting. Too much fuel was the problem. It seems the guy that got the car to pass emissions tests, left the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Cigar Havana
1989 420 SEL - Jerky Start from Stop

This is a 1989 420 SEL with 280k km. It had a valve job done at 250k km and lots of new parts, prior to that job.

The car starts fine, quick and easy. However, after it warms up, when it...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,417
Posted By Cigar Havana
Passed Again

Well she(1989 420SEL, 284K KM) is back on the road for another two years. I just squeaked through the test. I took her back to the emission specialist and $200 later, here are the results

ASM 2525...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,417
Posted By Cigar Havana
Failed Again

My 1989 420SEL with 284,000 km failed the emission test here in Ontario.
ASM252 Test

At 1406 RPM, Dilution 15.3
HC ppm limit is 50 reading is 157 result failed
CO% limit is .28 reading is .34...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By Cigar Havana
Prices

For my WS-60 I paid C$139.95+tax each installed and balanced. I checked 2 other places and they were more,

I wish tire rack was in Canada.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-24-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By Cigar Havana
Tires for Winter 2009-10 - Great White North

It seems tires for winter get better every year. I just put on a new set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 205/65 R15 94R onto my 1989 420SEL. I know there are tires that will last much longer, but I need...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Cigar Havana
Intake Manifold

My 89 420SEL had a rough idle. Replacing the intake manifold O rings made a world of difference. I'm no mechanic. Have you replaced the O rings? If not, they will be rock hard from the heat, and may...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 141
Sticky: Canada
Views: 53,022
Posted By Cigar Havana
McNally

Go to Charlie McNally up in North York, Toro Rd. He does a good job.
Forum: Tech Help 05-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
All Fixed

Just finished installing a new auxiliary fan resistor. The auxiliary fan now comes on when the two wires are shorted together that come from the red pressure switch on the refrigerant drier. The...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
Clairify

There are 2 terminals on the resistor. One end has a single wire connected to it. The other terminal has a double wire, two wires under one sheath. It looks like one wire and it feels like one wire,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
Found Fuse

I found the fuse link. It is on the rear side of the forward firewall almost directly in front of the brake fluide reservoir. It tested good with an ohm meter, no break.

I took out the resistor...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
Yes for resistor

Hookedon210s - yes, your reference to the resistor is exactly the part I found, and referred to as the white ceramic under the brake fluid reservoir. I'm going back out to work on the beast, and see...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
Single Fan

Only 1 fan.
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
No Go

As recommended, more testing. Engine off, key on, shorted the wires at the red switch together, and I could hear a click inside the fuse box. The small silver relay inside the fuse box, was clicking....
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Cigar Havana
Next Steps

Yes, that is the switch, as shown in your link. I always thought it was temp. switch, since it is labeled as such in the parts catalog, and the black switch on the dryer was the pressure switch.
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