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06-14-2019, 04:03 PM
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Posted By lkchris

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-crankcas...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-crankcase-vent-valve-kit-genuine-mercedes-2720100631k
05-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By lkchris

You’ll get an airbag warning light unless you...

You’ll get an airbag warning light unless you deal with that
05-17-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By lkchris

Make sure you are fitting the correct belt with...

Make sure you are fitting the correct belt with the correct number of ribs and that any new components just fitted have pulley with correct number of ribs.

Number of ribs changed in 2007...
04-28-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By lkchris

The octane ratings you see on pumps vary by the...

The octane ratings you see on pumps vary by the above sea level altitude of the particular location.

Here at 5000 ft asl, premium is most usually only 91. Those here seeing 93 probably live at...
04-27-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By lkchris

The point being there are no front or rear center...

The point being there are no front or rear center jack points.
04-10-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lkchris

It’s a power socket rather than a lighter. Note...

It’s a power socket rather than a lighter. Note the no smoking symbol on the rubber pad for the cubby floor. All USA cars come with the smoking package option, but the non option parts are...
03-09-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By lkchris

I think it’s misleading to use the word...

I think it’s misleading to use the word “problematic.”

The rear shock absorbers on both ‘07 GL I work with were leaking fluid at ~75k miles/10 years. This is pretty good to normal life for a...
02-01-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By lkchris

Sure, it’s the German standard 74mm, 14 flats.

Sure, it’s the German standard 74mm, 14 flats.
01-26-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By lkchris

The actual Mercedes wipers have 27 in printed on...

The actual Mercedes wipers have 27 in printed on the box. I think the metric number is 680, which is more to the point.
11-07-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 29,213
Posted By lkchris

It's a matter of altitude ... here in 5000 ft asl...

It's a matter of altitude ... here in 5000 ft asl New Mexico, best we get is 91. It's just fine.
10-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By lkchris

Donut Spare

If you have a donut spare tire, be aware that the inflation valve is something you won't find at PepBoys, etc. It's a special part from Mercedes A000 400 29 13.

Good Idea to verify if you have a...
10-03-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By lkchris

Airmatic Thoughts

Learned some things yesterday ... probably "should have known."

I've had my 2007 GL since new so it's 11years/78K miles old and have had no Airmatic problems until now. In the past month it's...
10-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By lkchris

You should be able to easily determine if it's...

You should be able to easily determine if it's differential oil by the sulphur smell. This artifically added odor and the artificial viscocity numbers are the mechanisms the oil industry uses to...
09-14-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By lkchris

Rotor “turning” is not permitted by Mercedes and...

Rotor “turning” is not permitted by Mercedes and in any event your rotors will very likely be worn beyond the wear limit anyway.

The wear limit is 2 millimeters ... find a metric tape or ruler and...
06-24-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By lkchris

Your trailer salesperson is used to ‘merikun...

Your trailer salesperson is used to ‘merikun vehicles where anything heavy duty is an option. This is a Mercedes and they don’t operate that way.

BTW, since the Mercedes has electronic traction...
06-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By lkchris

They are identical vehicles ... What is NOT...

They are identical vehicles ...

What is NOT identical is Bosch USA versus Bosch Germany. They might as well be separate companies.
06-05-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By lkchris

A couple things ... I imagine the referenced...

A couple things ...

I imagine the referenced post may convince you to have the starter replaced by a professional. Can save some $$ with an independent shop, just try to verify they have Mercedes...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,753
Posted By lkchris

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/707x636/hazet_905slg_17_close_cf0f74ad373197ed4292bf85cbbb510e1fc0717a.jpg
03-08-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By lkchris

You can view the parts breakdowns at...

You can view the parts breakdowns at http://www.realoem.com

It may or may not show the sizes, but it will show the Mercedes part numbers.
03-02-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By lkchris

Find part numbers at realoem.com Then buy...

Find part numbers at realoem.com

Then buy parts from mbdirectparts.com

On Mercedes, one replaces one shock at a time.

After battery replacement, you have to normalize the windows and...
02-08-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,259
Posted By lkchris

I think it's easiest to assume 229.52 has...

I think it's easiest to assume 229.52 has replaced 229.51.

You'll note 5W-40 Mobil 1 Formula M is no longer available, replaced by 5W-30 Mobil 1 ESP Formula

The purpose of the replacement is...
09-19-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By lkchris

Mercedes coolant life is 15 years, so unless...

Mercedes coolant life is 15 years, so unless yours has been contaminated not really necessary to change it.
09-18-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By lkchris

Thule Roof Boxes with Mercedes Crossbars

Of course the Mercedes crossbars are designed for the T-track system and it's likely your Thule roof box features a clamp system ... which is just fine.

However, FYI, Thule does make adapter kits...
06-29-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,123
Posted By lkchris

Here is the page from EPC showing the carrier. ...

Here is the page from EPC showing the carrier.

There is probably more to the story, e.g. different tailgate struts and/or motor, etc.

EPC doesn't have capability that I'm aware of to find all...
06-29-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By lkchris

Yes, owners manual says counterclockwise turn,...

Yes, owners manual says counterclockwise turn, just like the others. Should not need to disconnect wiring
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 87,646
Posted By lkchris

The change to the V6 (plus 7-speed transmission)...

The change to the V6 (plus 7-speed transmission) was in 2007.

Urea injection did NOT arrive in E-class until 2011, i.e. the current models.
12-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 313,681
Posted By lkchris

Why mess around with Russian websites when you...

Why mess around with Russian websites when you can get the information directly from MBUSA.

Just subscribe for free at http://epc.startekinfo.com

Then run a "datacard."

Side benefit is you...
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