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Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 101,809
Posted By LEADFOOT
A 1985 300d with 101K actual miles, all records,...

A 1985 300d with 101K actual miles, all records, all manuals nearly a 9.5 inside and out. The lady wanted $4500 which is far too much but I agreed to pay $3900. I know many of you will say I paid too...
Forum: Tech Help 06-03-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,903
Posted By LEADFOOT
Vac servo?

Just trying to be helpful. Had the same problem w/ my center 2 vents but did not take them off. Replaced (the mechanic did) vac servo behind the glovebox and the wheel would open and close those...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 101,809
Posted By LEADFOOT
91 Ce

That's a sweet car.

IMHO, if you are happy with it you didn't spend too much. Can't put a price tag on love. I have between $7-8k into my car. It would sell for about $3500-$4000. Don't care....
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 12-06-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 47,821
Posted By LEADFOOT
Chander Auto Repair

Not true for me.

I visited this shop on the basis of this recommendation. They are nice people, but a little sketchy. Just the facts: I went there because of my oil pressure problem. The owner...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By LEADFOOT
Haynes, Bentley, and CD

I have all three. The CD is the best for DIY.

The Bentley is good reading but not a shop manual as was mentioned previously, the Haynes is written in British English but I am able to decipher it,...
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Smile Hi John, Might have been a factor, but as...

Hi John,

Might have been a factor, but as the indy pointed out that there was not visible wear on the top end of the engine through the valve cover and oil was present. He says that the motor...
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2004, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Here's the good news...

I spoke with the guy who is working on the car yesterday. He works mainly on Mercedes and is familiar with them. The low oil pressure reading was the result of a dirty, clogged oil filter housing. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2004, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Well!

I thought about this last night, folks. Why did the mechanic whom I trust so much over the past 5 years charge me over 2 grand to collectively change the bearings and then the timing chain guide...
Forum: Tech Help 11-15-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Thanks, that is the kind of straight-forward...

Thanks, that is the kind of straight-forward answer I was hoping to get from my mechanic. I just got back from seeing him and he said that the oil pressure reading (anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 bar)...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Exclamation Update to previous post...

The car has a new timing chain, guide rail, and tensioner. The symptoms are the same with respect to oil pressure when hot. So, new bearings rear and front seals, oil pump.... and a couple thousand...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 11-10-2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 47,821
Posted By LEADFOOT
Thanks for the feedback

I'm afraid of going to someplace I don't know to do potentially 'big ticket' items and getting taken advantage of or (worse) of not getting the work done right the first time and then having to go...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 11-09-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 47,821
Posted By LEADFOOT
Any recent feedback on Premier Auto

Hi, looking for some people who have been to Premier Auto recently and can provide feedback... What was wrong and did they fix it? Were they fair? It's really important to have someone who knows...
Forum: Tech Help 10-07-2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
This is still on the list...Have to take it to...

This is still on the list...Have to take it to the mechanic next week.

Meanwhile, I verified that oil is circulating to the top end after driving on the hiway for a while. I also know that the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
M103 engine

I will print this page out and take it to my mechanic, tomorrow morning. This sounds like it could be the problem. Thanks, Ray, and everyone else for feedback... just can't beat the benefit of...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2004, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
20w-50

Chris,

It is 20W-50, purposely used a heavy weight. It makes sense if the sending unit is calibrated for another range of oil pressure it will read incorrectly.
thanks,
Preston Worsham

I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2004, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Oil Pressure Relief Valve

Thanks Ctaylor.. I will call the mech and confirm this, as a prv is not on my invoice, but is it part of the oil pump? He put in a new one. Crossing my fingers...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2004, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Oil pressure good when cold engine...

Thanks for your reply, Norm :)
It's only a problem as the oil heats up and becomes thinner.

Yes, I ignored it for a while thinking it was an internal gauge/sending unit error and had my...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By LEADFOOT
Low engine oil pressure

Not to beat this topic to death, but I have read repeatedly that low pressure readings from oil pressure gauge is often a fault with the gauge itself. In my case in particular, I had the reading...
Forum: Tech Help 09-28-2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By LEADFOOT
Question Update to previous post...

I had new bearings installed on the bottom end. I also installed a new oil pump. $$$$ :eek: Almost no change from before.

(ONLY when eng temp is cold, does the oil pressure gauge on the dash...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By LEADFOOT
Smile What role would a heater core play in this?

Hi Peter, Larry, all...

I have a problem with getting cold air unless I'm on highway speeds.

As Peter had advised me in the past: I Pulled the glove box, vac lines ok.

However, even with...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By LEADFOOT
Question Low reading on Oil Pressure Gauge

Took my 300E to my mechanic today to check this low oil pressure problem out. I was hoping that it was the sender. Picked up car, mechanic says the oil pressure is reading between 8 psi at idle and...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,821
Posted By LEADFOOT
My humming/buzzing/whining noise is constant and...

My humming/buzzing/whining noise is constant and has not resulted in a loss of power.

I'll change out the fuel pump and report back.

Was reading in the 'E Class Bible' that it could also be a...
Forum: Tech Help 08-30-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,821
Posted By LEADFOOT
W 124 fuel pump noise

I have a noise that sounds almost like an insect in your ear before you slap it. That is to say, the noise is higher-pitched than a buzz. It's a whining. I located the source of the noise from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2004, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By LEADFOOT
fuses check, vac check...

Larry, thanks for your response.

The auxillary fan is operable, but not as expected. I cold started and they came on even though the a/c was switched off.

I turn the car on, turn on the a/c...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2004, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By LEADFOOT
Thanks for the reply

Thanks Peter I enjoy reading you posts.

I have a quick question. Could the fuses (rather than vac lines, etc) contribute to the warm air at low idle problem? How so? I believe in trying the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By LEADFOOT
Did you fix the problem?

Nick-

How did you make out? I have the same situation, almost. I have a '92 300E.

When I'm on the highway at higher rpm's I stay nice and cool. Soon as I hit the brakes or slow down to 1500...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By LEADFOOT
W 124 Service Manuals

I could use #5. I'm looking for a shop manual for the 92 300E, since I want to start doing all the repairs I can do myself to save money. I don't want to start a bidding war here.

Where are they...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2004, 11:43 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 101,809
Posted By LEADFOOT
Smile This is my first post: My first Benz

California 1992 300E 262,000 mil and still going. Bought on 7/25/04 for $2450 so-called "book value" was $4,600. After looking for months I found this in DC...

It runs good, the tranny is...
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