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02-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

Another note, last year I was given dealer's ride...

Another note, last year I was given dealer's ride in 2017 or 2018 model.
We were 1/2 mile from the freeway ramp, who had about 2 minutes traffic delay at lights.
MB live traffic guided us around...
02-11-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

I disagree. On older MB navi, when I was coming...

I disagree.
On older MB navi, when I was coming down from the park, with about 1 mile of driving under the trees, the navi was showing my position in the middle of the lake 1 mile away. Endless...
02-11-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

Think again. My 2014 MB navi is not showing...

Think again.
My 2014 MB navi is not showing freeway 101 in AZ.
The freeway was build in 1980's and completed in 2001
It is like that with all burned mapping. First remember that it is government...
02-04-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By kajtek1

Not recommended by who? If tire manufacturers...

Not recommended by who? If tire manufacturers puts different rim sizes in specification, who can know better?
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-03-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

I posted it somewhere before, that according to...

I posted it somewhere before, that according to my friendly software guru, the so- called deletes are just programs steering computer self-check on detours.
When you leave the plug in, the old road...
01-28-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By kajtek1

I hope you've got 2nd opinion? Right now even...

I hope you've got 2nd opinion?
Right now even $150 scanners run smoothest aka compression test on those engines, so not big deal to troubleshoot DIY.
If you go for engine replacement, all original...
01-25-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By kajtek1

As far as I know car with collision can't be CPO,...

As far as I know car with collision can't be CPO, but I don't buy CPO, so don't take my word for it.
small or big, accidents can be excuse for voiding the warranty, so would I be in your shoes, I...
01-25-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By kajtek1

I did exactly the same 3 months ago. It was small...

I did exactly the same 3 months ago. It was small dealership thought.
I think the above situation calls for serious talk with dealership owner.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-25-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By kajtek1

Its been about 40 years since MB start designing...

Its been about 40 years since MB start designing oil tubes for direct extraction.
How long it will take to make the owners aware about the feature?
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-23-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,222
Posted By kajtek1

https://www.obd-codes.com/u0106 Out of 5...

https://www.obd-codes.com/u0106
Out of 5 possibilities this site list, 4 are bad wiring.
Get a can of MAF or other cleaner, wash all the plugs on the line to module and get good light to observe...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-22-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By kajtek1

EGR is made mostly from plastic, while its...

EGR is made mostly from plastic, while its electric socket is on cold side.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-16-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

Don't know if ML has it different, but on both of...

Don't know if ML has it different, but on both of my E class Bluetecs the DPF in parts catalog is called catalytic converter and in both are the first thing behind turbo.
Even pre DEF , DPF is...
01-14-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By kajtek1

I am still trying to picture the owner locking...

I am still trying to picture the owner locking the car with his asss
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

You might have pening code without CEL. Since...

You might have pening code without CEL.
Since I understand that you already log the problem with the dealer, going there with pending code should give you new DPF.
Get a scanner !!!
01-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By kajtek1

For garage floor - rent pressure washer. You will...

For garage floor - rent pressure washer. You will need to cover walls from overspray, but that will remove the oil residue.
Still expect some stains soaked into concrete, where Coca-Cola is a good...
01-09-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,319
Posted By kajtek1

Closing anything via remote always bring safety...

Closing anything via remote always bring safety concerns and that is why MB makes dual-beam remotes, where window closing can be done only by close range.
You guys made me going to the garage and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kajtek1

Now would be good time to fill up your profile...

Now would be good time to fill up your profile with vehicle data and location, so we don't have to guess it each time.
AddBlue injection happens 1/2 way on exhaust on my car, but good indication if...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

I have 3 of those Bluetooth plugs as they are...

I have 3 of those Bluetooth plugs as they are sold as low as $7 and really like Torque Pro when I am fighting bad sensors.
You can leave it permanently plug and even mine have switches on them, I...
01-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By kajtek1

They still ask you for permission to do...

They still ask you for permission to do inspection, don't they?
When I took my W212 specifically for SCN sensor coding, without asking me they performed courtesy inspection and gladly presented me...
01-02-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

Isn't price a factor here? I was never able to...

Isn't price a factor here?
I was never able to fit comfortable into C class, although did not drive latest models. Did they make C bigger in last years?
12-30-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By kajtek1

I never consider troubleshooting a waste of...

I never consider troubleshooting a waste of money.
If you read older forum topicks, before scanning become advanced to narrow the problems, lot of owners dumped even thousands of dollars on parts...
12-23-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By kajtek1

There is no code for wear out alternator brushes,...

There is no code for wear out alternator brushes, You will see low voltage and associated warning when they start going bad, but they can act for long time before they die.
Per my experience...
12-23-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By kajtek1

WIth maze of wires it is hard to tell, but looks...

WIth maze of wires it is hard to tell, but looks like plug for fuel water sensor. or MAF
Here is picture of mine for comparison.
Nope, the forum script has an error and my downloaded picture simply...
12-23-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By kajtek1

Would you have problem with charging, the red...

Would you have problem with charging, the red message would appear, but if you have over 100k on the car, replacing VR is not bad idea.
You might have couple issues when bad battery was start. The...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By kajtek1

Welcome to the forum. Please fill up your...

Welcome to the forum.
Please fill up your profile, so we know what country you are in and what you drive without asking each time.
I am afraid you might be first one coming to the forum with such...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-14-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By kajtek1

Regular starting fluid can self-ignite...

Regular starting fluid can self-ignite prematurely on diesel, knocking the engine in reverse.
Sound is something impossible to judge over the internet, but I would start with turning the engine by...
12-01-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By kajtek1

Regardless if you have warranty, or not, you...

Regardless if you have warranty, or not, you should read the code.
Driving for years with faulty brake system doesn't strike me as a smart move.
Forum: Off Topic
11-30-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,047
Posted By kajtek1

WRONG. Just few years ago all states did allow...

WRONG.
Just few years ago all states did allow driving on left lane regardless of speed.
Only lately state by state make the "stay on the right" laws and even I am not spending time researching it-...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-26-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,902
Posted By kajtek1

Old topic, but it sure deserves update. ...

Old topic, but it sure deserves update.
Bluetec726 (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/405037-bluetec726.html) had bad luck with his engine. When you buy aged car, with past due maintenance and...
11-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By kajtek1

Getting advanced scanner with 38 pins for W210 is...

Getting advanced scanner with 38 pins for W210 is a bit tricky.
I no longer own car with 38 pins and have couple of $150 OBD scanners that can reset transmission, but on one by one condition.
I...
11-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,841
Posted By kajtek1

That sounds like satisfactory resolution for you?...

That sounds like satisfactory resolution for you?
Being Geico customer, I am glad to hear they did a good job.
11-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By kajtek1

$6800 for new engine sure sounds like a bargain....

$6800 for new engine sure sounds like a bargain. Did you get the proposal in writing?
Is your old engine in balance shafts bad serie?
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-09-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

Torque Pro cost like $5 and you might have fun...

Torque Pro cost like $5 and you might have fun reading live data. I always do when DW is behind the wheel.
When buying Bluetooth plug, get the one with on/off switch.
I had my BT plug on for 3...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-07-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

What you need the scanner for? I own 7 scanners...

What you need the scanner for?
I own 7 scanners that I accumulated over the years and frankly- use 5 of them for different purpose.
The ScanGauge I am showing here is more a gauge with code...
11-07-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,841
Posted By kajtek1

The factory camera videos are worthless. When I...

The factory camera videos are worthless.
When I was researching the cheaper camera -their video would show licence plate readable from 50 ft.
In real video - 5 ft and you barely can recognize the...
11-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,841
Posted By kajtek1

That was very predictable that the guy will cease...

That was very predictable that the guy will cease communication once he see 5 grands repair estimate.
Shall I get popcorn now?
11-06-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,841
Posted By kajtek1

I would highlight good job the camera did. I...

I would highlight good job the camera did.
I had couple of incidents where ladies run into my construction trailers and reported that I hit them, even when I was tens of ft from collision point...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-31-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By kajtek1

Sometimes you just don't have the choice. I...

Sometimes you just don't have the choice.
I placed the order and paid $3000 for rebuild DPF. The order should take 2 months to arrive. I waited 5 months and the part never left Stuttgart when MB USA...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By kajtek1

First thing, what I learned the hard way,...

First thing, what I learned the hard way, disconnecting anything on the engine in the car is hard becouse of small side clearance.
On the other hand, you can just unplug wire harness from ECU,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By kajtek1

I was in same shoes a year ago, when my engine...

I was in same shoes a year ago, when my engine bend connecting road on some sucked water (yes - it rains in Las Vegas to the degree that streets get flooded).
At some point I was trying to part the...
10-10-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By kajtek1

Typical "impact wrench monkey" scenario. In...

Typical "impact wrench monkey" scenario.
In most of the shops the wheels are serviced by trainee, or a guy with least mechanical drive and the impact wrenches can do real damage to MB wheels.
I...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By kajtek1

That is what it takes to atomize fuel. Higher...

That is what it takes to atomize fuel. Higher pressure = better atomization.
cdi diesels idle with 300 bars =4500 psi in the rail.
We don't have many European members here, so Vito is pretty...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-06-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By kajtek1

You changed heavy ATF with lighter ATF. That...

You changed heavy ATF with lighter ATF.
That makes for smoother shifting, but also more slippage on gear changing.
That is adjustable by valve on bottom of the transmission. I did it long years...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-28-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By kajtek1

Today I took some time to do another regeneration...

Today I took some time to do another regeneration on OM651 engine. Sorry for picture size, but I don't know if I can control it.
Autel was showing 120 hPa = 1.7 psi DPF differential pressure at...
09-22-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By kajtek1

........ I think you are talking about 1998...

........
I think you are talking about 1998 model?
12 plugs multiply the cost, but plugs can be bough for few bucks. Shop around. Its been long time since I had 3.2 gasser, but amazon had the best...
09-22-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By kajtek1

Not sure 1998 has ESP that require steering...

Not sure 1998 has ESP that require steering resetting, but you will need
-radio code
-window calibration
-sunroof calibration.
Last 2 can be done while driving, so it can be done in just...
09-18-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By kajtek1

I actually replaced climatronic on my 2008 model...

I actually replaced climatronic on my 2008 model with 4 zones one just for the sensor reading, but can't find the sensor number correlation.
It is different than in older models, where 3 and 4 were...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-02-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By kajtek1

To my knowledge all manufacturers don't make any...

To my knowledge all manufacturers don't make any regeneration notification.
In 2016 models Ford had option of driver-controlled regeneration, but when I was custom-ordering 2017 model the option was...
09-01-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By kajtek1

That sure looks like screwdriver job. Anyway,...

That sure looks like screwdriver job.
Anyway, I took a look on my W211 and the chrome part might be separate from painted one, so if that confirms, you can get lock from any color car and replace...
08-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By kajtek1

Airmatic bags use 2 chambers for changing...

Airmatic bags use 2 chambers for changing suspension characteristics.
Sounds like you might have trouble with valves.
08-19-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By kajtek1

When I know that playing music via command center...

When I know that playing music via command center in 2006 model is not going to be easy, I wonder if anyone tried one of those FM transmitters?
You plug it into headphones socket on your android,...
08-19-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By kajtek1

Take the belt of and try to turn compressor by...

Take the belt of and try to turn compressor by hand - feeling any unusual resistance and noise.
Did you check the car for codes?
The fluctuation can also be result of bad engine tune, that AC load...
08-17-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By kajtek1

Stuck EC is software/sensor error not bad...

Stuck EC is software/sensor error not bad compressor.
I still would do proper troubleshooting per MercedesMedic site.
No, you don't need VIN for that.
08-16-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By kajtek1

With 1/2 engine covered with oil, how can you...

With 1/2 engine covered with oil, how can you tell where it starts?
Wash the darn thing, stuff some paper towels whenever you can and keep checking where new oil shows.
That looks like dried out...
08-15-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By kajtek1

Check the serial numbers for balance shaft...

Check the serial numbers for balance shaft issues. Those who fall for the issue sell dirt cheap and it is easy to get excited about the price.
Did not know Phoenix is in Orange County ;)
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By kajtek1

NV does have smog test but it totally different...

NV does have smog test but it totally different from California.
When in California they plug OBD and check for EGR, cats removal (with limited knowledge what they are looking for) they never put...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-09-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By kajtek1

You must be talking about check valve? Whatever...

You must be talking about check valve?
Whatever it is, the only thing you can buy is whole pump assembly (some models need whole new tank), but if you like DIY, take it apart and clean.
Be careful...
08-08-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By kajtek1

My W212 is brick for 2 months waiting for new...

My W212 is brick for 2 months waiting for new DPF, but I might try it out of curiosity.
W212 comes with different ET than older models and I don't like spacers, so the fitment will be questionable....
08-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By kajtek1

HD sells dual side tape in 3 strengths ratings....

HD sells dual side tape in 3 strengths ratings. The strongest one can really hold.
07-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 132,164
Posted By kajtek1

Might be that in Europe business is run with...

Might be that in Europe business is run with different mentality. In America there is huge competition and I heard about US salesman texting customers from family dinner table. In Europe some...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-13-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By kajtek1

UPDATE. Finally got a date on status of order I...

UPDATE.
Finally got a date on status of order I placed 6 weeks ago.
Rebuild DPF for my E250 Bluetec will leave Germany on August 7.
In the mean time the ATV I used instead of not available...
07-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By kajtek1

I had couple of W210 with close to 300k miles and...

I had couple of W210 with close to 300k miles and per my knowledge still on factory suspension parts.
20 years of age might add aging factor, but this car has solid bushing on suspension, so just...
07-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By kajtek1

Yes I had. I check ET=37 They fit W210,...

Yes I had.
I check ET=37
They fit W210, R129 and W211 with only custom bolts.
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-08-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By kajtek1

Did you try EPC starting with your VIN? Your car...

Did you try EPC starting with your VIN? Your car is so old, that catalogs might not cover it, but in the past each automotive place had special tool to measure belt length.
You take the old belt,...
07-06-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By kajtek1

If you have aux battery in dashboard, it is for...

If you have aux battery in dashboard, it is for gear selector backup only.
One in the trunk is for ECO restarts.
Either way, no connection to fuel gauge.
Not sure about your model, but those cars...
07-03-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kajtek1

Some "Mechanics" try to do whole service by...

Some "Mechanics" try to do whole service by striking keyboard, while in real life you have to get your hands dirty.
I worked with ramps most of my life and recall about 6 pilot bushings replaced...
07-01-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kajtek1

Yeah, That is the part and best prices for MB...

Yeah, That is the part and best prices for MB (Made in Czech Republic) part are on amazon.
The part goes by several names, but EPC calls it pilot bushing, what we figured out is lost translation...
07-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kajtek1

Per my experience - wiping the bottom of...

Per my experience - wiping the bottom of transmission pan is the most important part of service as that is where lot of sediments sit.
So my recommendation is to drop the pan, open converter plug...
06-29-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By kajtek1

The compressor relay is the last one on the...

The compressor relay is the last one on the panel, deep under the windshield gutter.
Do you have a scanner for troubleshooting?
It is going to be hard without one and you already shave good $$$...
06-26-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kajtek1

I know only 1 person in US, who could answer such...

I know only 1 person in US, who could answer such question and 1 more who might.
But they got discouraged from posting on this forum by Florida clown. So PM me for contacts.
That said, I know...
06-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By kajtek1

NOPE, That very soon would lead to bearing...

NOPE, That very soon would lead to bearing contamination and failure.
But you are dealing with cosmetic side results, where main problem is wrong offset.
Your wheels go under the car less than...
06-20-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By kajtek1

Put it on ebay with $1 starting bid and no...

Put it on ebay with $1 starting bid and no reserve to find out exactly in 1 week.
Diesels lately seems to be on decline. I guess all those rumors about DPF and AddBlue backfired on older diesels as...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-20-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By kajtek1

My turn to B***h about MBUSA

Have been driving MB for over 20 years and treated my whole family to the brand.
We had extreme good luck to our original 1998 ML320 who spending 13years/130k miles with the family needed only about...
06-17-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By kajtek1

You need to backtrack your steps and figure out...

You need to backtrack your steps and figure out what you did wrong.
Sorry, but I think you are the only person in the World who can do that.
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-12-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By kajtek1

Google "Black Death" and good luck

Google "Black Death" and good luck
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-09-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By kajtek1

AddBlue leak. I have the same. Some might be...

AddBlue leak.
I have the same. Some might be from spills during tank refilling, but I also notice small leak on exhaust pipe around injector.
Check with moderator about handle changing.
06-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By kajtek1

I never had good luck to Goodyear. Never...

I never had good luck to Goodyear.
Never bought them myself, but the few that come with cars always ended in strange way. Might be my bad luck, but I am not buying the brand.
Tire choice is like...
06-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By kajtek1

Yes it is, but good part is that low profile will...

Yes it is, but good part is that low profile will give you better feel on cornering.
Right now I have 1 car with 17" wheels and one with 16".
When I switch from 17 to 16 I have to adjust my...
06-03-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By kajtek1

Akebono

Akebono
06-03-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By kajtek1

Bad MAF would give you several misfires, coil...

Bad MAF would give you several misfires, coil swapping eliminate that probability.
All you have left to check is injector.
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-03-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By kajtek1

The regeneration process is making DPF extremely...

The regeneration process is making DPF extremely hot, to the degree where I heard that park car can have asphalt melting under.
Pushing the gas pedal to the floor in such moment might create really...
05-29-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By kajtek1

It is common that MB buyers who buy few years old...

It is common that MB buyers who buy few years old car for 20% of its original price will be b***ng about high maintenance cost.
Did you know good set of tires for MB can cost you 4-digits?
So count...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By kajtek1

Bad news, the shop called back that my DPF is...

Bad news, the shop called back that my DPF is having internal damages and even they did clean it, it is not holding the spec. Good part Las Vegas/Boulder City shop did not charge me for it.
Than...
05-24-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By kajtek1

This is the picture I saved from my (now sold)...

This is the picture I saved from my (now sold) 2003 E320 4M, so your rpm sounds right.
It takes diesel to cruise 80 mph with 2000 rpm ;)
...
05-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By kajtek1

I heard you can fit 300mm wide tires on the rear...

I heard you can fit 300mm wide tires on the rear axle on those cars, but this is stretching the car design.
Depends on offset you might need to roll the fenders.
05-22-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By kajtek1

Now howcome I can drive 4 hr and don't get the...

Now howcome I can drive 4 hr and don't get the coffee when wife gets it after 1 hr brings whole new aspect to the marriage.
05-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By kajtek1

You might want to repost it in diesel section? ...

You might want to repost it in diesel section?
Looks like your new E250 holds the mileage section record now as mine at 183k miles did hold it so far.
Mine is bone-dry so wonder why yours is...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-21-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By kajtek1

If you look for simplicity, the 1998-99 300DT...

If you look for simplicity, the 1998-99 300DT engines are hard to beat.
But they pump 176 HP and have noticeable turbo lag when our E was averaging 28 mpg at higher speeds.
Any newer engine will...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-14-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By kajtek1

BTW the injectors on those engines are programmed...

BTW the injectors on those engines are programmed into ECU, so keep them in the same order.
Best part, since all modules come from original engine, I had nothing to program.
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-14-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By kajtek1

I just did such job on E due to water intrusion. ...

I just did such job on E due to water intrusion.
I bought rebuild long block from UK, but it was not too reputable rebuild, so my goal was to put minimal money to it.
Meaning I reused all engine...
05-14-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By kajtek1

In 2000's MB got bad supplier of rubber parts and...

In 2000's MB got bad supplier of rubber parts and washer pump grommet was one of them.
In the past I went on junk yard and pulled the grommet from 1980's era MB and it work perfectly.
Same with...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By kajtek1

My first MB diesel I bought was from Baton Rouge....

My first MB diesel I bought was from Baton Rouge. Mind the story is over 20 years old, but hope that will help you putting owning MB in perceptive.
The guy who sold me MB over 20 years ago bought...
05-12-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By kajtek1

All compressor condensate water when compressing...

All compressor condensate water when compressing the air.
That is how physics work. I took apart my compressor when I bought the car, baked granules and still having trouble with the system, took it...
05-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By kajtek1

One of the reasons that sold me 2014 model is...

One of the reasons that sold me 2014 model is analog clock on the center.
I had to remove the vents, with clock in the center and it would be easy to mechanically transplant it to any car, but the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-24-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By kajtek1

Once you take the car to stealer, your are at...

Once you take the car to stealer, your are at their mercy.
$600 for sensor on newer car is about standard. I had to replace Ox and MAF sensors and both were in this range if not higher.
But DIY...
04-21-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By kajtek1

The scanner is in and I had time to play with it...

The scanner is in and I had time to play with it on W212
It is annoying and slow. Small screen, where you have to scroll the menu and then press the option to wait long time for scanner to...
04-21-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By kajtek1

You have the engine that "never made it to...

You have the engine that "never made it to America" so can't tell you exactly, but the relays are always placed on top of the engine and all it takes is follow the GP wires.
If your engine is...
04-20-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By kajtek1

Offer them 45 mpg MB wagon or Ford Focus wagon...

Offer them 45 mpg MB wagon or Ford Focus wagon with cdi engine that the rest of the World can enjoy and see how the demand change?
10-15 years ago when Smart start making it to America, lot of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By kajtek1

MB is constantly updating parts and I have seen...

MB is constantly updating parts and I have seen some where in 4 years the part was updated 6 times, so as long as it is 1 of those numbers, they will work.
MB USA was providing free EPC access to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-17-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By kajtek1

I did search on EPC with my VIN and that is what...

I did search on EPC with my VIN and that is what it come with ...
04-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By kajtek1

The rims suppose to fit, but with staggered tires...

The rims suppose to fit, but with staggered tires always go to manufacturer site and compare rpm.
04-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By kajtek1

Spoke to Jeff from CS at ECS and he confirmed I...

Spoke to Jeff from CS at ECS and he confirmed I can return the scanner if it will not do what I expect it to do.
Order placed and it should ship today. Will post review next week.
04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By kajtek1

Nothing needs to be done at stealer, although...

Nothing needs to be done at stealer, although some resets require SD and on newer cars coding that comes with subscription.
The scope of the service is listed in manual, so you can do it.
Beside...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By kajtek1

That's vacuum pump. Reseal the cover with good...

That's vacuum pump. Reseal the cover with good sealer. I wonder why somebody went there? Might be worth checking what's inside.
04-04-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By kajtek1

First advise - avoid them if possible. Car...

First advise - avoid them if possible. Car carriers are high-risk business and although you can request top level placement, the price goes pretty high for this.
I've been buying cars long-distance...
04-03-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By kajtek1

When it comes to shops overcharging for Mercedes...

When it comes to shops overcharging for Mercedes repairs, there is no number I would not believe.
I had battery messages in the past, where battery clamp developed some corrosion, or was not...
04-03-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By kajtek1

I am getting 60 mpg on my diesel driven at...

I am getting 60 mpg on my diesel driven at highway speeds.
About 40-45 mpg in mixed driving, or cruising above 80 mph.
When you buy used car, you choices are limited, so make a list of priorities....
03-27-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By kajtek1

Take the belt off and spin the pulleys. Also turn...

Take the belt off and spin the pulleys. Also turn everything else by hand. Any play, or obstruction indicate bearing going bad.
03-27-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By kajtek1

ATF change on 7G

There have been lot of myths about DIY fluid change on those transmissions, but I had 2 cars (W211 and W212) with them, both at 180k miles and only on W211 I had record about fluid changed at 40k....
03-24-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By kajtek1

It is not urban legend. On older cars you...

It is not urban legend.
On older cars you needed radio code, then steering reset, sunroof reset, all windows reset and garage remote reset. .
Sure W212 remembers, or doesn't need reset. I had...
03-21-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By kajtek1

I think the best battery deals are still at...

I think the best battery deals are still at PepBoys for Bosch batteries. I have one, about 4 years old and Solar tester shows that from 1000 CA it dropped to about 900, but having 90 months warranty...
03-19-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By kajtek1

Nice car. Why would you like to change it?

Nice car. Why would you like to change it?
03-18-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,130
Posted By kajtek1

I don't know what it is ntgcommander...

I don't know what it is ntgcommander (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/329096-ntgcommander.html), but you are not giving much info about product you are selling.
I am multi-cultural guy and I...
03-17-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By kajtek1

From about 15 MB I bought in last 20 years, only...

From about 15 MB I bought in last 20 years, only 3 had gasoline engines. That is becouse the diesel options were not available on SUV and wagons that is what those 3 were. Can you tell I am biased?...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-17-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By kajtek1

They do sell diesel fuel in Montreal ;) What...

They do sell diesel fuel in Montreal ;)
What you can do in advance, check fuel formulas in states and provinces. Some states sell B20 only and that is something you should also avoid. Having long...
03-16-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By kajtek1

My late friend was Indy mechanic and he had...

My late friend was Indy mechanic and he had customer with over 600,000 miles on his gasoline W126.
Latest generation MB do have several issues that IMHO come from injecting new technology, but I...
03-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By kajtek1

Beside the engines with balance shaft issues,...

Beside the engines with balance shaft issues, those cars make 400k miles easy.
There is member on other forum who has W211 with Bluetec and well over 400k.
Enjoy.
Such a car deserves painted...
03-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By kajtek1

Don't blame the messenger, but I have to drop...

Don't blame the messenger, but I have to drop some salt to your joy.
If the mechanic replaced orings only, that proved to be inadequate job and MB is advising for whole pilot bushing replacement. ...
03-16-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By kajtek1

Like I said in other topic, those transmissions...

Like I said in other topic, those transmissions do have float valves.
What you hold on the picture looks like 2l of excess fluid. Meaning the mechanic overfilled 1.5l.
Agrrr.. what else is new?
...
03-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By kajtek1

Don't know if you measure that already, but...

Don't know if you measure that already, but having W210 in RWD and 4M models I measure 4 M to have 1" higher clearance.
That become clear on my garden driveway where 1 car would scratch and the...
03-09-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By kajtek1

Do you have airmatic, or rear air only? Both...

Do you have airmatic, or rear air only?
Both systems can easy adjust the clearance to some degree.
I drove W210 wagon 4M in snow blizzard in Wyoming and even on high-performance directional tires...
03-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By kajtek1

Howcome that was your behalf? Having full...

Howcome that was your behalf?
Having full insurance you'd get paid this way, or the other.
They fought for their bussines to not pay.
03-04-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By kajtek1

MB has dipstick tubes build for extraction, so...

MB has dipstick tubes build for extraction, so inserting another tubing in it is not recommended.
Instead of figuring out what is wrong with your present setup, make a connector where big tube from...
03-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By kajtek1

You might want to post that in diesel section,...

You might want to post that in diesel section, where some of the answers already exist.
Sounds like you have complex problem, but 0.8 amp for in- tank pump means it is not working.
03-01-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By kajtek1

Jabber made very good question. If you don't...

Jabber made very good question.
If you don't have previous MB experience and want to buy relatively new car, I would strongly advise to stretch your checkbook and go for car with warranty, or CPO.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-27-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,724
Posted By kajtek1

Couple more pictures of turbo showing the mounts....

Couple more pictures of turbo showing the mounts. Would be interested to see how mechanics remove turbo from the car, as I - having engine out still had hard time to figure out the puzzle.
So here...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-26-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,724
Posted By kajtek1

Here they are. Picture of oil cooler on short...

Here they are. Picture of oil cooler on short block and then on engine with fuel lanes and electrical already removed. I'll be pulling the engine out today and then work on transferring the engine...
02-24-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By kajtek1

Read the previous stories about doing alignment...

Read the previous stories about doing alignment on those cars.
W211 left the factory with non-adjustable bolts and if adjustment is needed, you have to buy new bolts. Dealers don't like to stock...
02-22-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By kajtek1

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/information/fitti...

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/information/fitting_chart/mercedes-benz
Here is factory chart for wheel installed on MB.
You can get different sizes for pimping purpose, but that is what factory...
02-18-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By kajtek1

The window drop is used at least since R129,...

The window drop is used at least since R129, meaning over 20 years. That saves the gaskets and don't think you can hack the program. If that really did not work before, the windows have been out of...
02-17-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By kajtek1

Seems you guys missed the long thread about...

Seems you guys missed the long thread about bend/crack/warped low profile rims.
No low-profile wheels owner post his dental bills here :)
Enjoy the ride.
02-16-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By kajtek1

http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-shee...

http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html
Bookmark this page and recheck often as the recommendations change almost every year.
02-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By kajtek1

Older cabin filters had manufacture date on them...

Older cabin filters had manufacture date on them and couple of times when I was buying +- 10 years old MB, the filter had the same year the car was manufactured in.
Air filters have life depending...
02-14-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By kajtek1

My father, being 93 just donated his 1987...

My father, being 93 just donated his 1987 Mercedes 300DT as he can't drive anymore.
Car was in perfect mechanical condition with only 299,000 miles. You still "could eat from the engine" as I made...
02-14-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By kajtek1

The 12 months interval in USA is dictated by...

The 12 months interval in USA is dictated by lawyers (you can google class action suit from early 2000') and I take it with grain of salt. European MB do have 2-years system on the same models.
I...
02-09-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By kajtek1

Your arrow shows to vacuum tube quick disconnect....

Your arrow shows to vacuum tube quick disconnect. Once you put the tube in, it all suppose to interlock.
02-08-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By kajtek1

Variable output AC compressors are hard to...

Variable output AC compressors are hard to troubleshooting and I usually advice 3 readouts in different circumstances for foolproof conclusion.
Bottom line is that you want AC at MAX for such test....
02-07-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By kajtek1

You choose to not post your location and scanners...

You choose to not post your location and scanners are like tires - too many choices while too little reviews.
I am using MaxiEcu what is pretty advanced scanner with adaptations and tests, but...
02-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By kajtek1

The system has 8 or more sensors that control the...

The system has 8 or more sensors that control the performance, so you really need a tool to read them.
Older models would allow reading the sensors on climatronic, but if such option exist on W212,...
02-07-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By kajtek1

Would that be 4M, the CV joint would be first...

Would that be 4M, the CV joint would be first suspect.
2nd flex disk.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-06-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By kajtek1

You do have bad blow-by. That's indication of...

You do have bad blow-by. That's indication of wear piston rings.
Compression test should confirm that.
If the engine performs well, drive it, while saving money for replacement.
02-06-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By kajtek1

Sure. I am Polish-American and am checking Polish...

Sure. I am Polish-American and am checking Polish MB forum.
Polish have long tradition of driving MB and often buy "projects" in Germany to restore it in Poland where labor is much cheaper.
That...
02-05-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By kajtek1

Are you in France? 60 bucks buys you shock in...

Are you in France?
60 bucks buys you shock in Poland https://www.autoamortyzatory.pl/amortyzatory-mercedes,benz-klasa,e,w212-e,350,212,059,306km/l,74,8034,11388,100121/
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By kajtek1

1/2 mil km sure calls for compression test when...

1/2 mil km sure calls for compression test when in trouble. SD should make simulated compression test. Takes couple of minutes.
Someone reported that simulated injection test is in menu as well.
02-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By kajtek1

To my knowledge no MB has factory remote start. ...

To my knowledge no MB has factory remote start.
MB consider that sacurity feature, when my new Ford truck has it with no problem and I can tell you - coming to vehicle park on 150F parking lot and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By kajtek1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GLA9SGA/ref=o...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GLA9SGA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HIM118/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought those...
01-28-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By kajtek1

MB likes to update their parts and I have seen...

MB likes to update their parts and I have seen that in just few years the part was updated 7 times.
Meaning maybe your dealer have older unit and tiger's cut shows only part of the list, but now...
01-25-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By kajtek1

I have no dog in this fight, but avoiding...

I have no dog in this fight, but avoiding explanation to direct quote is not giving you high credibility.
01-24-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By kajtek1

Darn, that looks good. How about a picture...

Darn, that looks good.
How about a picture from the rear showing staggered tires?
01-22-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By kajtek1

Broom sticks work too, but usually you need 1...

Broom sticks work too, but usually you need 1 strut replacement and usually it is passenger side.
01-22-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By kajtek1

Contacts are stored on your phone, not on car...

Contacts are stored on your phone, not on car memory.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By kajtek1

Did all codes come at the same time? Such muss...

Did all codes come at the same time?
Such muss sensor failure doesn't happen and I suspect you had voltage drop, or short that trigger that.
What scanner you use? When you have hard codes, only SD...
01-19-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By kajtek1

Follow topics by dacia on both forums. He had...

Follow topics by dacia on both forums. He had installed more advanced hardware, where ECO off is one of the options. It works for him, but seems I am the only one who admits that I like ECO ;)
01-19-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By kajtek1

I had hard time with outer CV joint removal on...

I had hard time with outer CV joint removal on W211 and I assumed it was my bad luck since doing it on previous models - all it took was firm tap to disengage.
But confirming with your experience,...
01-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By kajtek1

I went to my car to double check it. -from...

I went to my car to double check it.
-from vertical slot position, insert the blade and turn about 45' CCW. what should have no resistance and key will not come out in this position
-keeping the...
01-14-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By kajtek1

Did you observe the temperatures? ATF at colder...

Did you observe the temperatures?
ATF at colder temperatures shrinks and with low level, it might get to the point of being too low for transmission to work. Once warmed up- it will still work....
01-11-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By kajtek1

Could it be fogging? Pump up your tires

Could it be fogging?
Pump up your tires
01-04-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,035
Posted By kajtek1

Well,... how do you know you need new rotors in...

Well,... how do you know you need new rotors in first place?
As I indicated above, mechanic routinely lie about it as rotors for them is heavy customer milking, while not much work added to pads...
01-04-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By kajtek1

Sounds like this is the problem. Now you have...

Sounds like this is the problem.
Now you have to go back there and make sure everything is done by the book.
01-03-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By kajtek1

W211 has a saddle tank that uses venturi effect...

W211 has a saddle tank that uses venturi effect from returning fuel to suck fuel from passenger side to driver side where electric pump pushes it to engine. T
The Venturi require precision placement...
01-02-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By kajtek1

Keep your windshield clean for lane assist. Not...

Keep your windshield clean for lane assist. Not sure what radars other option use, but it might not be freezing itself, but ice build up that affects them.
What OP says should not happen.
People...
01-02-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,230
Posted By kajtek1

The system is very complex and prone to...

The system is very complex and prone to schizophrenia IMHO.
When tiger's page says the shutoff should not happen above 11V, I had it coming dozens of times on my vacations, when I was monitoring car...
12-29-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,862
Posted By kajtek1

I've got those badges for my other MB in the...

I've got those badges for my other MB in the past, but on W212 I replaced the grille with one having big center star. Still working on hooking up light wire on it.
Don't think the badge will look...
12-29-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

Hard to crystal-ball those cars without SD, but...

Hard to crystal-ball those cars without SD, but last picture shows whole bunch of lights.
Chances that brakes, air bags, CEL and ABS fail at the same time are slim and usually such discotheque is...
12-23-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By kajtek1

My first guess would be too much water in the...

My first guess would be too much water in the system, what amplifies thermal volume changes.
Might be good time to bake drier granules and replace air filter as well?
The system has a software that...
12-22-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By kajtek1

It opens once you cut off wrong letters at the...

It opens once you cut off wrong letters at the begging of the address.
Here is translation...
12-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

MB hacked tool will not do much on newer MB that...

MB hacked tool will not do much on newer MB that require SCN coding.
From what SDS gurus say, if you want really working MB scanner, you need to sink about $3k and figure out subscription.
That is...
12-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

pouring fuel directly opens whole can of worms. ...

pouring fuel directly opens whole can of worms.
HFT sells fuel pressure gauges for $19 and that would be wise investment.
On other hand my TorquePro reads fuel pressure, but the data I am getting...
12-20-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

CEL will not come without a code. I suspect you...

CEL will not come without a code. I suspect you have inadequate scanner.
12-17-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By kajtek1

Point is that with this model it doesn't take...

Point is that with this model it doesn't take much from full joy to teeth grinding.
Even DIY we are at mercy of dealers with SCN coding.
2 failed sensors taken to dealer can leave you $3000...
12-17-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

I keep reading scanner topics as I don't want to...

I keep reading scanner topics as I don't want to sink $700 into C4 and deal with software hacking, so lately good recommendations come for $149iCarSoft Mercedes/Smart MB II


I also own MaxiEcu,...
12-17-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

Historically the TPS and PPS are always mixed in...

Historically the TPS and PPS are always mixed in descriptions, so double check what is it. I figure out that software programmers can't tell the difference between throttle and pedal, that is why we...
12-17-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By kajtek1

You will have to learn modern technology going...

You will have to learn modern technology going from 2015 Hyundai to 2010 MB.
You did not post options on MB, but those are luxury cars and luxury cost in maintenance even if you don't have failing...
12-17-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 132,164
Posted By kajtek1

So that's about $800? Any discount seller? How...

So that's about $800? Any discount seller?
How hard is installation? I am mechanically-inclined and can follow the manual for cable installation, but software hacking is not my thing.
12-15-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

When you have low car voltage, at one point or...

When you have low car voltage, at one point or the other all sensors will malfunction, so don't replace the sensors when you know you have charging problem.
Once the codes come on, they will take...
12-15-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By kajtek1

Big number of errors popping at the same time...

Big number of errors popping at the same time indicate low voltage, or major communication failure.
Start with checking the car voltage. W211 allows displaying it on the cluster.
12-14-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By kajtek1

No GPS? Looks like very base wagon, The...

No GPS?
Looks like very base wagon, The steering wheel will show the age.
I think all 500 wagons come as 4M on US market.
FYI -We do have nice ski resort at Mt. Charleston - about 1 hr from Las...
12-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By kajtek1

I've got 90 months warranty on Bosch battery that...

I've got 90 months warranty on Bosch battery that I paid $96 for.
W212 remembers lot of settings and battery is easy accessible. I think only window and sunroof synch are needed.
12-09-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By kajtek1

First - we are talking about buying +- 10 years...

First - we are talking about buying +- 10 years old vehicle.
Even garage queen after 10 years will have aged rubber parts, so here goes reliability.
When SBC and airmatic are high-maintenance...
12-01-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By kajtek1

I had all my cars sitting with batteries...

I had all my cars sitting with batteries disconnect whole summer, when I drove truck/camper across the country.
R129 did require window reset and radio code, but remember garage opener code.
W212...
12-01-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By kajtek1

It is more likely dealer put overstock plugs,...

It is more likely dealer put overstock plugs, just like they put wrong oil to few Bluetec - costing them to seize.
I don't think the owner would do something like it as plugs are cheap but labor...
11-30-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By kajtek1

If you are not too technical - ask mechanic about...

If you are not too technical - ask mechanic about diagnosis in writing with codes listed. This way we can analyze that without making translation errors.
11-30-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By kajtek1

It is not mystery. It is lack of using glasses or...

It is not mystery. It is lack of using glasses or OBD scanner.
The car will tell you what hurts it with pretty good accuracy.
When one of my cars has trouble, I drive with Bluetooth scanner plug in...
11-30-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By kajtek1

Quick calculation. Engine makes about 2250...

Quick calculation.
Engine makes about 2250 turns per mile x 1000 miles makes 2,250,000 turns for the trip.
So 8l divided by 2 250 000 makes 0.0000035 l per turn. or 0.0035 ml per turn.
1 drop...
11-29-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By kajtek1

Frankly - chances of 6 (!) spark plugs going bad...

Frankly - chances of 6 (!) spark plugs going bad at the same time are slim. Beside - plugs in those engine run for 150k just fine.
So my suggestion is to do compression test when changing the plugs...
11-22-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

Clean the battery terminals to start with. 8.8V...

Clean the battery terminals to start with.
8.8V cranking is low again, but if you don't have load tester, turn all the lights and blower on and check the voltage in the lighter socket and then on...
11-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

12.6V on battery terminals few hr after driving...

12.6V on battery terminals few hr after driving is low.
Do the load test.
11-20-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By kajtek1

Here comes reading the manual. I know that with...

Here comes reading the manual.
I know that with today's gizmos, reading 300 or 600 pages is not easy, but I have downloaded pdf version on my laptop and scroll via it in times when I have free time....
11-14-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By kajtek1

Than there is Belorussian seller on ebay that...

Than there is Belorussian seller on ebay that offers lot of modules and the $89 is the one that will work for you.
You have to read the description as what sold as DVD module also can dissable ECO....
11-14-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By kajtek1

I have my favorite Lorinser monoblocks. Bought...

I have my favorite Lorinser monoblocks. Bought them used and I think they are well over 20 years old. Had them on 3 of my MB and the only thing that prevents me to put them on W212 are TPMS.
Having...
11-13-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By kajtek1

I know ECO mode needs like 7 parameters to meet...

I know ECO mode needs like 7 parameters to meet before it will engage, but in city driving I had it shutting down after 1 mile, where it would not shut down after 10 miles drive. At some point I...
11-13-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By kajtek1

Distronic plus was an option. My 2014 model has...

Distronic plus was an option. My 2014 model has distronic but not plus.
Put car VIN via one of those https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Mercedes-Benz
11-12-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By kajtek1

1994 and Newer vehicles: A – Convertible ...

1994 and Newer vehicles:

A – Convertible
AE – Anniversary Edition
AMG - AMG model
AT – Automatic transmission
C – Coupe
CDI – Diesel injected
CR – Coupe roadster
DT – Turbo Diesel
11-12-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 208
Sticky SBC and NHTSA
Views: 66,808
Posted By kajtek1

When "S**t happens" occasionally - the odds are...

When "S**t happens" occasionally - the odds are not that great and I hardly believe in coincidence.
What are the chances technician scanned the car for good SBC and 2 miles into test drive after...
11-10-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By kajtek1

Let us know how it all ended? There is no law...

Let us know how it all ended?
There is no law in CA that require seller to provide smog certificate. It is common advise.
10-28-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By kajtek1

If you had the car MB maintained in last year,...

If you had the car MB maintained in last year, you do qualify for free MB assistance.Even if you have to pay them, that might work cheaper than butchered door wedging.
This is the first time I hear...
10-11-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By kajtek1

W212 seem to have '"bulletproof battery...

W212 seem to have '"bulletproof battery disconnect" program, meaning you don't need to reset anything, but leaving it to grease or tire monkey did lead to cross-connecting and lot of $$$$$ flying. ...
10-10-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By kajtek1

M1 always come with high iron on my tests as well...

M1 always come with high iron on my tests as well and it is well known issue that M1 is ignoring.
Beside going Rotella I think you should find Castrol meeting the requirements.
BTW when you scroll...
10-07-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,517
Posted By kajtek1

DIY, DIY, DIY For years I have been tempted...

DIY, DIY, DIY
For years I have been tempted with those $39 oil changes, but reading all the stories about stripped bolts, cut engine covers, I rather get my hands dirty.
Typical sample - our...
10-01-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By kajtek1

Temp Sensors look good, although 6 degree spread...

Temp Sensors look good, although 6 degree spread is on high side. Your refrigerant shows on low side, but do pressure test when system is in high demand.
Meaning car park on hot sun, enter the car,...
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