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Forum: Diesel Forum
08-29-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Once again. For short trips one should change the...

Once again. For short trips one should change the servicing regime. Halve the oil drain interval. It is not very complicated.

BTW ~ There is a lot more to diesel fuel composition than Cetane...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Good! If you pull the dipstick & the oil is fluid...

Good! If you pull the dipstick & the oil is fluid with no sign of gunk or thickening you will not seize an engine. Modern detergent oils turn black very quickly. Means they are doing their job.
...
08-22-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

See response to PM & here. ...

See response to PM & here.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/719040-landonc300-check-m272-oil-pressure.html
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-22-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Yes ~ 10K miles or 15K Km's would be far more...

Yes ~ 10K miles or 15K Km's would be far more sensible for these engines running on less than the best fuels. Pulling the dipstick once in a while, which is the owners responsibility, is also a good...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-22-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

It is not necessary to repeat in a taunting...

It is not necessary to repeat in a taunting fashion that the " Bluetec Engine is 100% a LEMON!!! " when all global indications are to the contrary. It is misleading. This is a global forum.

Benz...
12-09-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Indeed. Conti will go bankrupt trying to...

Indeed. Conti will go bankrupt trying to compensate Benz drivers that don't make 55K miles. It is simply not realistic. The compound would have to be so hard that it severely compromised grip.
05-07-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 90,500
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Caliper over return is just as likely with new...

Caliper over return is just as likely with new rotors as old ones!
04-25-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 90,500
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The safe way is to remove the pads. Put a spacer...

The safe way is to remove the pads. Put a spacer in place so that the pistons can't come all the way out. Put you foot on the brake to move all the pistons forward. Then press back gently so that you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-04-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Hi JC. While I don't like disregarding Benz...

Hi JC. While I don't like disregarding Benz recommendations it won't do any more harm to a 2 Way diesel Cat than it does to a 3 Way gasoline Cat & Benz gasoline vehicles give more than acceptable Cat...
02-22-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 90,500
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Hi Nigel. Ah! I'm delighted for you. Yeah ~ lots...

Hi Nigel. Ah! I'm delighted for you. Yeah ~ lots of pistons to worry about. Thank you for reporting back so we increase our knowledge base.

Pleased you are a happy camper. :y
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02-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Yes the pump can still run but not produce enough...

Yes the pump can still run but not produce enough pressure if the filter on it's intake is clogged. Your car is right at changeover point. You might have an in tank filter or an external filter that...
02-21-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 90,500
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Not a stupid question at all. You have to hope in...

Not a stupid question at all. You have to hope in daily use that the D seals slide & don't stick to the caliper bore.

I'm having that issue with my CLK right now. Had a perfect pedal with new...
02-19-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Check fuel pressure at the Schrader valve on the...

Check fuel pressure at the Schrader valve on the front fuel rail that connects the injectors to one another. Should be > 3.8bar or 55psi while cranking.

To start require:

1) Start enabled via...
11-09-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

RMEuropean. The rear engine seal on the M112...

RMEuropean. The rear engine seal on the M112 needs careful attention. Method is in the Wiki!
07-17-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

For majority 1 up no load I run 2.3 bar front &...

For majority 1 up no load I run 2.3 bar front & 2.1 bar rear. This gives absolutely even wear of tyres. Any harder at the rear & I suffer centre of tread wear. Stock 17" 245/225 combo.
06-27-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Does the engine crank over? If not check fuse 52...

Does the engine crank over? If not check fuse 52 has not blown. If it has uprate from 15 to 20A
06-08-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x399/80-camber_castor_bolt_install_1_2_5945513ea5975752d39a53731ddefbdce8809f4f.jpg
The pulling with the camber of the road is common. Fit...
05-27-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,103
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Drive a W205 with decent Michelin Tyres & not run...

Drive a W205 with decent Michelin Tyres & not run flats & you will be surprised! You soon get used to the steering. The cabin is subjective. Early pre facelift W204 cabins came in for plenty of...
05-27-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,009
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

See replies to your PM's. Listen to Rodney...

See replies to your PM's. Listen to Rodney regarding inlet manifold on M272 engines!
05-10-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,713
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

229.51 oils are unsuitable for Benz Gasoline...

229.51 oils are unsuitable for Benz Gasoline engines. That's why Benz placed ash limits on the products so no manufacturer could claim their product met both specs. 229.51 has an ash limit of less...
04-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,014
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Benz has been wrong in this regard before or more...

Benz has been wrong in this regard before or more specifically MBUSA/NA. They at one time claimed filled for life when ROW was 60K Kms and it was a disaster with early failures. 60K Kms or 39K miles...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The WIS is endlessly updated with every...

The WIS is endlessly updated with every connection to the internet so as I don't have a live Star at my disposal I can't answer your question regarding latest instruction. Your car should certainly...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-11-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,648
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

This forum's efforts are to try and provide the...

This forum's efforts are to try and provide the best possible advice to members. Ourselves & Donaldson have run extensive testing & I can confirm those findings are fine. Excellent results are also...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-11-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Benz has always permitted maximum 10% gasoline in...

Benz has always permitted maximum 10% gasoline in diesel for very cold weather. 1% will do no harm. However, It depends on diesel viscosity & lubricity. Low viscosity, low lubricity diesel from coal...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-30-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Sure. It fails open like all Benz thermostats. ...

Sure. It fails open like all Benz thermostats.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x480/80-4_way_thermostat_highlight_23f8277609b5255e57c0c62c62ec5de464a7fb1c.png
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-30-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Here we go JC, It also...

Here we go JC,
It also improves engine efficiency!
...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-29-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

An engine requires to run for 100's of miles/many...

An engine requires to run for 100's of miles/many hours at full operating temperature to drive off water from combustion, aggravated by closed circuit breather systems. Also remember in this process...
03-14-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,396
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

It's unlikely that you will make any sense out of...

It's unlikely that you will make any sense out of a wiring diagram. Most of the thin wires carry 2 way digital info over a CANBus. Hope you are insured as this is really dealer work with a Star.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-13-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,697
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

JC ~ The Boron is part of the anti-wear additive...

JC ~ The Boron is part of the anti-wear additive pack. Has a secondary function of helping with TBN.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-13-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The Wiki is under Tools in the top toolbar of the...

The Wiki is under Tools in the top toolbar of the forum pages. Your fuel contamination point is taken but more prevalent with gasoline engines ~ diesels heat up more quickly & run hotter. How do you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-18-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 132,536
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Gents. I have taken an in-depth look at the...

Gents. I have taken an in-depth look at the changes in Benz oil specification & formulation from 229.51 to 229.52. The only changes are viscometrics for improved fuel economy & a tighter control on...
07-13-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,113
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Guy's ~ clean up this sandpit or we will clean it...

Guy's ~ clean up this sandpit or we will clean it up for you!. No more personal nonsense. Talk about the damn cars or go to the OT.
04-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,899
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

You don't suffer unburned fuel & it does not get...

You don't suffer unburned fuel & it does not get into the oil on a Benz. Even running open loop fully enriched at cold start they don't get fuel into the sump oil ~ it goes out the exhaust & all...
03-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 684,348
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

C450 AMG Sport discussion only.

Let's keep this thread on topic please. :y

Off topic, argumentative & obtuse comments will be deleted from this thread.

Enjoy!
12-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,060
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

+1 ^ This is a typical Scandinavian look. ...

+1 ^ This is a typical Scandinavian look.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1067/80-2015_mercedes_c_class_51_3__638e24db365952097c4126ddf5a4a149bf93a954.jpg

I have...
12-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,575
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

You have a flap sticking, or a failed stepper...

You have a flap sticking, or a failed stepper motor or a broken stepper motor arm.

Look up "Climatronic diagnostic easter egg" for reset procedure.

...
02-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 65,715
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

This is the start enable process: ...

This is the start enable process:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/420468-inductively-energised-key-handshake-start-process.html

Have you checked the starter relay in cavity S of the...
01-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 65,715
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

No crank

Check that fuse 52 is not corroded & replace 15A with 20 amp. Also check 31 & 57. I think they still apply on a diesel.

Check the starter relay
Check the starter motor
You could have an EIS that...
12-07-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,353
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

OK. From your PM's you have recharged the system....

OK. From your PM's you have recharged the system. This is step one in diagnosing the HVAC on any Benz. No refrigerant pressure, no HVAC operation to protect the compressor.

Then there are a long...
11-25-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 47,460
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

I suggest you e mail Speedway and ask them what...

I suggest you e mail Speedway and ask them what is appropriate for a W204. Put the onus on them.

Your only other solution is some heavy fender rolling.
05-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,465
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

It is probably low refrigerant. There is a...

It is probably low refrigerant. There is a pressure/temp sensor at the front condenser to protect the compressor. You can't diagnose anything on the system without correct refrigerant pressure first....
01-15-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,485
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

P0620 = Generator Control Circuit Malfunction. ...

P0620 = Generator Control Circuit Malfunction.

The regulator in the rear of the alternator is faulty. It should cut at approx 14.2 volts.

Benz does not use the ECU for charging control.
12-29-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,511
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

No that is wrong. The product works best in in a...

No that is wrong. The product works best in in a lot of start, warm up, stop driving. The more heat soak cycles the better it works.

It will still work on a long run but the action is slower....
11-20-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,574
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Broken HVAC stepper motor arm. Covered at length...

Broken HVAC stepper motor arm. Covered at length in the W203 forum, pictures & all. Make sure they fit the redesigned arm when repairing.
...
11-06-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,423
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Rudeney ~ from W209 forum has his own fix. ...

Rudeney ~ from W209 forum has his own fix.

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=246851&stc=1&d=1352204983
10-21-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,887
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Chevron Techron concentrate. Approved & readily...

Chevron Techron concentrate. Approved & readily available in the US.
...
08-13-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 59,457
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

For the front SAM: Relay Cavity I Fanfare...

For the front SAM:

Relay Cavity
I Fanfare Horn System Relay
K Terminal 87 relay, Chassis
L Wiper speed 1 and 2 relay
M Terminal 15R relay
N SEQ {ASG} pump control relay (w/code 424...
04-07-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 79,875
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

You have a leaking expansion plug on the RH bank...

You have a leaking expansion plug on the RH bank looking from the front. The likely cause of smoke.
02-24-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 310,553
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The TC fills from the main transmission sump. The...

The TC fills from the main transmission sump. The TC is not separate from the transmission. Fluid is constantly circulated through the TC to cool it.

So you drain the TC to get 4 litres of fluid...
01-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 79,875
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Check your cambox covers for leaks & especially...

Check your cambox covers for leaks & especially the cam bore blankers & covers on the back of the heads. These sometimes leak onto the manifolds/exhausts on the M272. Those two round rubber plugs...
01-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,470
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

It is only the balancer shaft sprocket problem if...

It is only the balancer shaft sprocket problem if you get PO16 & PO17 together.
12-20-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 172,864
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Sorry to hear that because the EIS is an...

Sorry to hear that because the EIS is an expensive part but at least you know what is wrong.
12-19-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 102,458
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Purchase or obtain a copy of the WIS & EPC &...

Purchase or obtain a copy of the WIS & EPC & almost dedicate a computer to it.

When you learn some manners you will find me highly cooperative.
12-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 54,151
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Level is checked by spill over method at correct...

Level is checked by spill over method at correct temp from beneath. Use IR thermometer or similar on pan to take temperature as an alternative to Star DAS.

The use of 236.14 fluid is mandated....
12-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 54,295
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Exclamation Guide to Resetting the Service Indicator - most models

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/c-class-w203/173692d1262705376-latest-guide-resetting-service-indicator-most-models-reset-service-indicator-guide.pdf
11-15-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 47,460
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

You have no castor or camber adjustment on these...

You have no castor or camber adjustment on these cars without fitting the fluted bolts - only toe. The standard bolts only fit the center position in the castor & camber bushes.

To get rid of pull...
10-25-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,009
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

You need minimum 3.8 bar or 55 psi fuel pressure...

You need minimum 3.8 bar or 55 psi fuel pressure at the injector rail while cranking for start to be achieved.
10-25-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,009
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Please note that: Fuses 31, 52 & 57 need to...

Please note that:

Fuses 31, 52 & 57 need to be sound to enable start.

Fuse 52 is underspecified & needs to be elevated in value to 20A
08-21-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 172,864
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Guys - Just so you understand the inductively...

Guys - Just so you understand the inductively energised key, handshake & start process.

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=216614&stc=1&d=1313932895
...
06-23-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 59,349
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/c-class-w20...

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/c-class-w203/164059d1250964938-got-rear-ended-car-dumped-transmission-fluid-tcufitting.jpg

See 115
...
01-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 36,741
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

John - I have trawled through the EPC & your car...

John - I have trawled through the EPC & your car seems to be a crossover vehicle that looks more like a W204 than a W203 in this regard

The W204 has the fuel pump on the RH (passenger US) side of...
12-13-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 128,513
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Between the sensors & the harness ...

Between the sensors & the harness

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=143201&stc=1&d=1226092151
11-11-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,619
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Here is your fuse diagram ...

Here is your fuse diagram

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/c-class-w203/145266d1228848716-car-lighter-isnt-working-w203fuse1.jpg...
10-30-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 124,966
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Exclamation Owners Manuals, Service Manuals, Etc.

Dear Moderators - Please sticky this for those that buy cars without manuals.

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals
10-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Do all of your vents work normally? Are there any...

Do all of your vents work normally? Are there any clicking sounds? Problem could be a damaged stepper motor or broken stepper motor arm. Do a reset of your aircon/HVAC controller & see if it changes....
10-11-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,275
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Mercedes spend a fortune testing & approving...

Mercedes spend a fortune testing & approving lubricants & fluids that are suitable for the vehicles that they design. The oil industry spends a fortune developing products that meet their...
08-17-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 295,936
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

If it's non of the issues covered by Tru's...

If it's non of the issues covered by Tru's comments then check Rack bolts & rack bushes.
01-05-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 406,341
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

I wonder how many trumped up charges the dealers...

I wonder how many trumped up charges the dealers rake in for BS setting/adapting?
01-05-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 214,059
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Exclamation Latest Guide to Resetting the Service Indicator - most models

I know this is a perennial question with answers dotted all over the forum.

Here collectively in one place.
12-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 90,500
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

See pad break-in procedure on the Stoptech...

See pad break-in procedure on the Stoptech website.

This is a common problem with 2 main causes - Calipers over returning or changing the front pads without doing the rears. So tell us - did you...
08-25-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,914
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Rear trunk floor, spare wheel well & rear wheel...

Rear trunk floor, spare wheel well & rear wheel arches. Maybe under the rear seat.

Dynamat is just fine. Remember the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. If you do a better job of...
04-07-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 63,541
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Tyre Dimensions Explained

Please forgive the limitations of the text editor

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=153788&stc=1&d=1239139756

Tyre companies through out the world follow standard norms for...
12-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 114,928
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Exclamation Definitive Approved Engine Oil Requirements - USA

Friends & members. MB Approved Engine Oil questions frequently arise on the forum. I have attempted to research, clarify & collate all data in this regard. I take no responsibility for errors or...
11-02-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,554
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Merc say plug change at max 100,000Kms or 4...

Merc say plug change at max 100,000Kms or 4 years. I changed mine at 45,000 kms & 5 years after a few stuttering cold starts.
The proper plug socket makes life easier especially with the rear plugs....
11-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,554
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

First diagnose the problem, then we can answer...

First diagnose the problem, then we can answer appropriate questions. Number one. Go and swap the lead & coil pack on number five with another cylinder and see if the misfire code changes cylinder &...
10-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,568
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

These are the paint codes: Mercd Benz C...

These are the paint codes:

Mercd Benz C Class 025 59879 Exterior Designo Black Met 04 - 06
Mercd Benz C Class 029 60648 Exterior Designo Silver Met 04 - 06
Mercd Benz C Class 031 66493...
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