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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-20-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By franklyspeaking
Looks as though the colors are not exact mercedes...

Looks as though the colors are not exact mercedes sl colors. Black might match okay, but I don't see palomino and their beige doesn't look the same.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 03-06-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By franklyspeaking
Thumbs up So has the blue dash been replaced with a black...

So has the blue dash been replaced with a black one? Never seen blue interior and black dash.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By franklyspeaking
Have you adjusted the valves lately?

Have you adjusted the valves lately?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By franklyspeaking
I had a timing chain break due to tensioner...

I had a timing chain break due to tensioner failure. The chain doubled up on the crank sprocket and put a hole in the oil pan. Had to pull the engine to remove and repair the oil pan.
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By franklyspeaking
Smile Thanks for the info. The vacuum line hooks...

Thanks for the info. The vacuum line hooks underneath the intake manifold and is pretty difficult to access. For now I plugged the hole and teed the vacuum line into the EGR Intake Pressure switch...
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By franklyspeaking
Loose Vacuum Line 1998 C280 (M112 V6)

I have found a loose vacuum line that is related to the unknown components below. Looking at front of the engine on the drivers side: The left ? is the loose vacuum line, the center ? is an unknown...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By franklyspeaking
I had an 82 for 15 years and so I know how...

I had an 82 for 15 years and so I know how difficult it is to keep them clean, especially the engine bay. It looks great....in remarkably good condition. They just don't do paint like they did on...
Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By franklyspeaking
I have a 1998 C280 and get about 24 mpg in my...

I have a 1998 C280 and get about 24 mpg in my daily commute to work. 10 mile rural/city drive. Although I have yet to take it on a road trip, I have noticed that a couple of longer drives has seen...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 31,402
Posted By franklyspeaking
Not sure what kind of a car you and Matt have,...

Not sure what kind of a car you and Matt have, but I have a 1998 C280 and mine is in the trunk and plugged into a cable (not a relay rack). It has 5 or 6 pins. It is near the back on the right hand...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By franklyspeaking
If it is leaking soapy water will show the leak.;)

If it is leaking soapy water will show the leak.;)
Forum: Tech Help 03-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By franklyspeaking
The ones at the local auto parts places (advance,...

The ones at the local auto parts places (advance, oreilley, autozone) require you to purchase and then will refund the full amount when you return it.
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By franklyspeaking
So how would the dealer do this? Do they plug...

So how would the dealer do this? Do they plug into another diagnostic port other than the OBDII port? I guess I could find out by taking to the dealer, but it is 30 miles away, and I would likely...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By franklyspeaking
SRS Light

I have two issues that I have been trying to cure on my '98 C280. The cruise control switch is broken and the steering wheel squeaks in cold weather. In order to repair both, the steering wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By franklyspeaking
If it is vibrating at 5-8 mph, perhaps you could...

If it is vibrating at 5-8 mph, perhaps you could put the rear securely on jack stands and view what is going on? Of course, not suggesting you do anything unsafe.
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By franklyspeaking
Sounds to me like the motor mounts are loose in...

Sounds to me like the motor mounts are loose in front and the sub-frame loose in back, and the only thing keeping the drive-train in tact is the center drive line support and possibly the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,500
Posted By franklyspeaking
For what it's worth, Chattanooga doesn't get a...

For what it's worth, Chattanooga doesn't get a lot of snow, and I don't think they use salt on the roads (could be wrong - they have a lot of hills/mountains). I had a 1982 240D, which always lived...
Forum: Tech Help 02-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By franklyspeaking
Bad MAF caused my C280 to surge at idle. Ran...

Bad MAF caused my C280 to surge at idle. Ran good down the road. I tried to clean it, but no help until it was replaced.
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By franklyspeaking
I think the chain tensioner would have no impact...

I think the chain tensioner would have no impact on chain stretch measurement. The chain is tight on the pulling side. The tensioner just takes up slack on the backside. I had a tensioner fail on...
Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By franklyspeaking
Just to follow up.... I did buy this car, and...

Just to follow up.... I did buy this car, and while going thru the glove box I found the cc stalk. Stuck it back into the switch, but it appears the switch contacts are broken. I will remove the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By franklyspeaking
Thanks for the opinions. I know it is difficult...

Thanks for the opinions. I know it is difficult to judge with an ad that has very little info. My assumptions would be that:

1. It is a southern (rust free) car.
2. It needs a new paint job.
3....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By franklyspeaking
It is 300D with 392k. Supposedly runs well. ...

It is 300D with 392k. Supposedly runs well.

Hopefully, link works now.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By franklyspeaking
Would You Consider This Car.

Considering a look. Owner says unsure if it has original drivetrain. I haven't seen many with so high mileage!

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/4774700668.html
Forum: Tech Help 12-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By franklyspeaking
I owned a 1982 240D for 14 years (1994 to 2008)...

I owned a 1982 240D for 14 years (1994 to 2008) and put about 75,000 thousand miles on it. It had power windows and all four worked when I got it and never gave me any problem during my ownership. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By franklyspeaking
Well I would think it work okay based upon my...

Well I would think it work okay based upon my knowledge that some 240D's had manual windows, although the one I owned did not. The 123 door sheet metal should already have the holes needed, however,...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By franklyspeaking
At lunch I did a little closer inspection of the...

At lunch I did a little closer inspection of the steering column and noted that where the stalk is supposed to be located, there is a plastic cover over a squared out area in the column. This cover...
Forum: Tech Help 11-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By franklyspeaking
Thumbs up VIN: WDBHA29G5WA510101. So since it is...

VIN: WDBHA29G5WA510101.

So since it is drive by wire, the only cruise control component is the stalk?

Is the steering also drive by wire?

Thanks for all of the help. Since I sold my 240D...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By franklyspeaking
It has a hole in the wheel shroud on the back of...

It has a hole in the wheel shroud on the back of the steering wheel, but I have not investigated any further. I think I will send off for a copy of the sticker. I suppose the cruise actuator would...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By franklyspeaking
1998 C280 Standard Equipment/Options

I am looking at purchasing this car with 140K and in fair condition. It has a lot of power options, seats, locks, windows, mirrors, climate control, etc, but it does not have a cruise control stalk....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,301
Posted By franklyspeaking
Halman: I have a 3 cylinder Shibaura Diesel...

Halman:

I have a 3 cylinder Shibaura Diesel tractor that began smoking after I ran it into a pond and it ingested water into the intake. I bent a connecting rod and destroyed a piston. However,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,885
Posted By franklyspeaking
I've been following you're post, and one thing...

I've been following you're post, and one thing you might check is to make sure your engine is spinning freely. I had a 240D that had a timing chain tensioner break and the chain wrapped around the...
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