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Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Michael
Owned '92, Own '95 Euro

Hi,

I have loved both of my 500Es, they are simply fabulous cars. Unequaled build quality, a proper wolf in sheep's attire. My '92 endured 300k miles and about 25 HPDE track days, and was only...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Michael
WTB: '94 E class Grille assembly

Looking for a pristine one, or very close to it. Must be OE MBZ. Thanks
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-04-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Michael
Bump :-)

Bump :-)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-03-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,304
Posted By Michael
Mark, If that was your car that hit...

Mark,

If that was your car that hit something unmoveable smack dab in the center of the grille, then I have your trunklid, some door & window seals, the cooling fan for the CAN box, and a couple...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-03-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,304
Posted By Michael
Pics

I'll post photos soon, just need to install the last of the exterior trim pending buff/possible repaint of roof. By the way the car's Blue Black Metallic aka Black Pearl, with a conventional black...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-03-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Michael
Thumbs up Parting out '88 300TE

Hello everybody,

I'm parting out my '88 300TE. White with blue interior. Interesting bits:

M103 with approx 120k miles. No leaks. Cylinder head serviced 2 yrs ago, updated hardened cam &...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-02-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,304
Posted By Michael
Talking E500 Euro restoration project

Hello all,

As some of you know, my beloved '92 500E was rear-ended and totaled back in October by a distracted driver in an ML350, of all things. The car did it's job and I walked way unscathed,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 10-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Michael
Fredericksburg VA-Anyone nearby?

Hi everyone,

Well, my 500E has been totaled thanks to a knucklehead in an ML350 that couldn't bother paying attention to what was in front of him (in this case, my 500E). Hit me hard enough to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-29-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Michael
Sunshade

Hello,

I am interested in the sunshade. Kindly call me at 860.595.8327 when you get a chance. Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Michael
Any more thoughts out there?

Please chime in if you have any experience with this topic. Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Michael
Cam not suspect

The cam looks as-new; no scoring or visible wear.

What concerns me is that in the MBZ service manual it indicates that a hardened cam should be installed with the hardened followers. If I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Michael
Your diff is fine, your car simply has an open...

Your diff is fine, your car simply has an open (non-limited slip) diff so that's how it behaves. If you were to hold the pass side wheel, you'd see the driver's side turning :-)
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Michael
M103-hardened rockers w/old cam?

Hello all,

My 300TE (1988) recently developed a valve tapping noise, which I just determined was a worn rocker arm. The cam lobes all look fine, surprisingly, but the old-style rocker arm is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-03-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,399
Posted By Michael
Almandine Rot

My car's Garnet Red, the same as the 500E fetured recently in The Star. I think there are only maybe three in the US, but I cannot confirm this. I don't even like Red much, but I find this color...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-31-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By Michael
Replacement source

I got mine from Sachs directly. They gave them to me free as warranty replacements (I'd bought a new pair thru MBZ about 2 yrs prior, and MBZ's warranty is only 1 yr, whereas Sachs is lifetime)....
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Michael
Bad pads?

I drove a fellow board member's 500E once, and similarly the car barely stopped (though the travel was considerable if you pushed Very hard). I mean, pushing nearly all the way to the floor I...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Michael
Update

Okay, I pulled the temp switch plug: no fans (with A/C on, engine running; no compressor engagement).

Pulled the wires near the rec'r/drier-when bridged, a/c compressor engaged but no fans.
...
Forum: Tech Help 08-16-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Michael
Update

Well, I checked for continuity across the ceramic resistor behind the headlight: seems fine.

Pulled the relay cover off, pulled each module & re-installed them. None had a visible fuse.

Fired...
Forum: Tech Help 08-16-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Michael
'92 500E A/C problem

(This is cross-posted in Hot Rods)

All,

My 500E A/C is inoperable. Since the compressor was not engaging, I went to my local garage today to sort it out. First we topped off the R134a; very...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-15-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,354
Posted By Michael
500E A/C Problem

All,

My 500E A/C is inoperable. Since the compressor was not engaging, I went to my local garage today to sort it out. First we topped off the R134a; very shortly after beginning, the compressor...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-15-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 121,790
Posted By Michael
Leo, I actually still have the parts for a...

Leo,

I actually still have the parts for a few more kits kicking around. If you'd like one, email me and we'll figure out how to get you one
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-13-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Michael
FWIW the hood and grille assembly are standard...

FWIW the hood and grille assembly are standard E-class fare....not E500 specific.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-24-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By Michael
Very few switches

Of all the componentry, I have the least number of switches, as they are the most expensive to create. I combine a dome light switch and an ASR Off switch to create each one for my kit, with my cost...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-24-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,780
Posted By Michael
Fast 500E

Back on a cold day in '00, I ran a 13.846@102.12MPH. I still have the slip, but can't seem to upload it with high enough resolution to be able to display it. If anyone's more system-savvy than me,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-24-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By Michael
Still have a few switches left

That eBay thing's funny - I put kits out there, a bunch of people watched them, but none bought them thru the eBay auctions in the past 3 or 4 months. However, ultimately I did sell 3 or 4 kits to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-16-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Michael
Nicely done!

Well done, fellow Lap Dog!

See you in '06?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-14-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 121,790
Posted By Michael
More kits available

Back by popular demand, I have once again gathered all the goodies to make another run of kits. I have the parts for 5 more kits, first come first served. Price is $250, which includes shipping via...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-29-2005, 12:07 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 121,790
Posted By Michael
Glad the install worked out

If there's something I should add to the installation instructions in the interest of clarity, I'm open to suggestions.
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Michael
The rolling and pitching can be improved more...

The rolling and pitching can be improved more than you'd think by refreshing your sway bar bushings (front & rear) as well as the links on the ends of the rear sway bar (that attach to the lower...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-06-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Michael
Part #?

I'd think that if your friend went into a dealer proposing to replace his fenders, and offering up his VIN, then he'd be able to establish if indeed there's a heretofore unknown composite fender...
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