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Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By gregga
Thanks, I'll start that way.

Thanks, I'll start that way.
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By gregga
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I didn't...

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the problem early enough and the loose adjusting bolt allowed the two pieces to slide back and forth against each other long enough to remove any...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By gregga
I fixed my problem like that by resoldering the...

I fixed my problem like that by resoldering the fuel pump relay into the circuit board as suggested in another post. It's a very heavy component held to the board by two solder joints and solder...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By gregga
420 SEL kick down adjust procedure?

The bolt came loose on the throttle linkage and slid enough that I can't tell where it was. How is this set?
Forum: Tech Help 01-29-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By gregga
420 SEL master cylinder confusion

I had the rusty line problem and replaced the fuel and rear brake lines. Now I can't bleed the rears. I searched the forum and all the hits talk about the small chamber for the rear brakes. The...
Forum: Tech Help 10-12-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By gregga
The language and drinking levels might surprise...

The language and drinking levels might surprise you. In the pictures are a few of the tasks I've already undertaken. I don't like disconnecting an alarm system tht works fine as long as I don't arm...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By gregga
Well, the passenger door works fine when the...

Well, the passenger door works fine when the driver's door doesn't. Would the leak be in the driver's door? And why does it work fine after the aux pump quits but not before? The aux pump HAS to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By gregga
If it's the front sway bar, it locates the upper...

If it's the front sway bar, it locates the upper support arms instead of an A frame. Might make it undriveable.
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By gregga
W126 door lock puzzle

My '89 420 SEL door locks have been keeping me up at night. If I lock the car from the trunk, the alarm will sometimes go off a couple hours later. If I open the driver's door from the inside while...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By gregga
That's what I said. It is a lower position so it...

That's what I said. It is a lower position so it probably won't be much different at the back next to the tank.
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By gregga
I know what it costs if you have the chain guides...

I know what it costs if you have the chain guides break. Trust me, you want to replace them. Here's the article that came out two weeks after mine went.
http://www.import-car.com/ic/ic40024.htm
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By gregga
When I was putting the engine back in my 420 SEL...

When I was putting the engine back in my 420 SEL last week, I noticed the lines under the driver's door were all rusted at one of the rubber supports. I took a while but I spliced all of them with...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By gregga
My '89 420 SEL had the same problem and it was...

My '89 420 SEL had the same problem and it was the coil. Drive for a while and it would quit and not restart until it cooled. It took two tries to get the correct coil, too, as the parts books seem...
Forum: Tech Help 07-15-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By gregga
Don't forget the problem with the timing chain...

Don't forget the problem with the timing chain guides. Pull the left valve cover and look at the guide condition. Here's the link: http://www.import-car.com/ic/ic40024.htm
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By gregga
Forum solved my problem, I'm a hero

Drove the hot rod to work yesterday. Home at noon to walk the dogs, decided to take the MB back because of the high heat index. Uh oh, cranks but no fire. Dang, it worked fine Saturday! Dribble...
Forum: Tech Help 09-27-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By gregga
I did a search on "sampler" and found this one...

I did a search on "sampler" and found this one that has some attached pictures. Maybe they'll help.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=53610&highlight=sampler
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By gregga
The W126 has an airbag instead of a glove box. ...

The W126 has an airbag instead of a glove box. You need to remove the panel under the dash on the passenger side and stand on your head to see the blower . It's between the end of the heater box...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By gregga
I had the same symptoms on my 420. It cost $44...

I had the same symptoms on my 420. It cost $44 and change for a set of new brushes. Works great now. Of course, I R&R'ed the starter myself. Requres a 10 mm allen socket, swivel head ratchet,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2003, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By gregga
On my '89 420 SEL, a seal popped and I ordered...

On my '89 420 SEL, a seal popped and I ordered the seal kit. When I got it, I called Auto Sports Unlimited in Zeeland, MI, and asked for a clean, dry box. Cost $60 plus shipping. ...
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2003, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By gregga
On my '89 420SEL the stalling and severe bog on...

On my '89 420SEL the stalling and severe bog on throttle application was caused by a failing ignition coil. You might test your spark through a spare spark plug. Mine wouldn't fire with an adequate...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By gregga
I've got a similar setup on my 420SEL that's...

I've got a similar setup on my 420SEL that's shown as part of the evaporative controls. Sucks the fumes out of the intake after shutdown to prevent environmental pollution. See if it doesn't go to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2003, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By gregga
My experience came from ordering a Borg Warner at...

My experience came from ordering a Borg Warner at O'Reilly's, A Standard at NAPA and a Bosch at a local house, Barron Motor Supply. All the parts were incorrect. And all made in Slovenia. I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2003, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By gregga
I just replaced mine yesterday. All the books...

I just replaced mine yesterday. All the books are wrong, Standard, bosch, Borg Warner.. Finally found the Bosch 0084 (short number) is the correct one. Works like a charm. Solved the hard start...
Forum: Tech Help 07-15-2003, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By gregga
You might try a compression test on the left...

You might try a compression test on the left bank. That'd give you an indication of bent valves. As to mis-adjusted valves, I just replaced 11 broken ball studs (the head rebuilder over-torqued...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2003, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By gregga
Read seal leak on 420 SEL

I pulled my engine back out to fix a rear seal leak and found I'd rolled the seal when I installed it. I reinstalled it and made sure the cover was well sealed and the crank seal hadn't rolled. The...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By gregga
Try this website for the article from ImportCar...

Try this website for the article from ImportCar magazine. Looks just like my car except for the one broken valve and holed piston.
http://www.import-car.com/ic/ic40024.htm
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2003, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By gregga
You've convinced me. The combination of being at...

You've convinced me. The combination of being at two dealers in Ohio and being sold to a dealer in Iowa at auction is a real red flag. We're running. I guess the saying still holds: "If it sounds...
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2003, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By gregga
I looked at kbb, nada and edmunds and they're all...

I looked at kbb, nada and edmunds and they're all about the same. I just need some dealing point to figure what the cost might be to repair the malfunctioning dash. I can do it myself but can't...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By gregga
Got the CarFax on it and it was a lease the first...

Got the CarFax on it and it was a lease the first two years, then owned two years and is now at the third dealer since second owner. All the Total Loss andOther Accident Indicators are negative, no...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2003, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By gregga
Contemplating C280 with problems for wife, how much discount?

Found a beautiful black 1998 C280 Sport with 50K miles for $15k. It has no warranty and has some problems. The digital clock has missing segments and the main odometer has segments that change...
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