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06-09-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Pierberg unit is under $500.

Pierberg unit is under $500.
03-28-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,911
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Clean all the bulb the contacts with a pencil...

Clean all the bulb the contacts with a pencil eraser while you're in there.
Don't sell it!!!! You will regret it.
03-14-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,970
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Found a fender in Saca-tomato for $250 in perfect...

Found a fender in Saca-tomato for $250 in perfect shape, same color..
me lady is excited. Not sure how much it is to ship, or just make the 2 hour
drive and make a day out of it...been wanting to...
03-06-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,911
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Really great to see people keeping an interest in...

Really great to see people keeping an interest in these cars.
One of the really great cars from Mercedes, and they are cheap cheap cheap all day long!
Best selling car they built at the time, not...
02-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,911
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Seems to be coming along nicely. I can say,...

Seems to be coming along nicely. I can say, getting the bolts and clips for the
pans from local hardware, they don't fit very well. With taking the covers on and off many times, the clips get worn...
12-10-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Show me where yer gonna get fluid for 17 a gallon...

Show me where yer gonna get fluid for 17 a gallon including tax. And I will show you where you can get Shell ATF 134 for about 28 a gallon including tax and shipping. I prefer to. use approved...
12-10-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

All 4 sides which is a PIA. Last time I did it, I...

All 4 sides which is a PIA. Last time I did it, I rented a lift. DIY shop. Like the Hilton of DIY repair. If you have that option, go for it. Strongly suggest full flush also. Did mine at 120k. I was...
12-09-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Geez, just do it the right way. All those miles...

Geez, just do it the right way. All those miles and too cheap and lazy to change the filter. :crazy:
and use the shell ATF 134. That maxlife Valvoline crap is not approved by Mercedes. The shell...
11-28-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Wire dogs? The connector shown goes into the...

Wire dogs?
The connector shown goes into the the hole for the headlight,
and it turns to the right to clip in. It's a PIA to get it just right, get it lined up,
but with a bit of trial and error...
10-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,516
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

My dealer told me just use any decent GL5 oil. ...

My dealer told me just use any decent GL5 oil.
I mean, it's just gears and bearings. Nothing in there that needs anything special.
I've used Castrol Hypoy C 80w-90 twice in my rear differential at...
09-17-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,232
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Here's the chain is anyone needs it. Mercedes...

Here's the chain is anyone needs it.
Mercedes ML W164, R W251, GL X164 Transfer Case Chain...
09-10-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Doesn't need to be programmed but needs to be the...

Doesn't need to be programmed but needs to be the same part number (or superceded pn per Mercedes)
There are different part numbers for different rear diff ratios.
Plug and play! You can get 'em...
09-10-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Another problem solved via the forum. Glad to see...

Another problem solved via the forum. Glad to see you're on the right track!
Interesting how you got no codes! But thats' good news because that means the TCU is
probably still good.I don't think...
09-06-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Didi you look under the right floorboard at the...

Didi you look under the right floorboard at the TCU? Easy to do pull carpet back, and like 2 plastic screws.
I know you said no leaks, but until you do that, well, you won't really know. Check the...
09-05-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

PRND error. Definate codes, search my posts,...

PRND error. Definate codes, search my posts, dealt with this.
You need something that can scan the TCU.
08-14-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Just do what the car tells you. It actually...

Just do what the car tells you. It actually monitors the condition of the oil. Stealer err Dealer just want your $$$. Same
as it ever was. Here's the service sheet. Yes, it say 06 but 06 and 07 are...
07-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Worn gear equals loose chain, and advanced...

Worn gear equals loose chain, and advanced timing.
Ours ran like crap except when you had your foot into it.
We also had a blown intake manifold.
All fixed now, runs very quiet and smooth...oddly...
06-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Easier way to tell, is have you checked your...

Easier way to tell, is have you checked your Engine # against the TSB?
You need the datacard with the engine number, big thread on this in the W164 forum on benzworld,
someone can check for you....
05-22-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,496
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Yeah, i still have some. PM me. Do you need...

Yeah, i still have some.
PM me.
Do you need drivers side?
I assume so, since I think they deleted passenger side
in 2003.
04-30-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,664
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Picture if you will. A preponderance of...

Picture if you will.
A preponderance of evidence pointing to a perplexing
proposition resulting in a pain in the posterior, not knowing more than when one started.
You're traveling in another...
04-17-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 63,490
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

You can get an LCD easily enough. Have my old one...

You can get an LCD easily enough. Have my old one if you want it....
of course, when it's hot you can't see jack.
we had a group buy years ago....
replaced mine.
I sent an email to his last known...
04-13-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,251
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

:wootrock: This is absolutely the BEST kind of...

:wootrock:
This is absolutely the BEST kind of thread. Problem identified,
OP uses the forum to find solution, posts pics of the resolution, and closes out the thread
letting everyone know the end...
03-20-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

I'd send it back. Order an INA pulley. Pretty...

I'd send it back.
Order an INA pulley.
Pretty sure all their bearings are made in Germany.
Chinese crap up yer arse eeruopean or whoever.

Ordered a Mahle water pump once,
made in f_cking...
03-01-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

https://youtu.be/6-lb_LsUR90

https://youtu.be/6-lb_LsUR90
03-01-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Probably not. Check all the hoses etc. I had...

Probably not.
Check all the hoses etc.
I had a few hoses that were shot coming off the piece that sits on top of the supercharger on 2002.
Also if your 02 sensors are old, replace them. They are...
02-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

btw, don't put the resistor inline, put it...

btw, don't put the resistor inline, put it parallel.
02-21-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

How about a small potentiometer inline, turn it...

How about a small potentiometer inline, turn it till the error goes away?
Start at zero ohms, and turn slowly....
You can then measure the resistance and buy a small resistor.
Changing the canbus,...
02-21-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Ooooo. Nice! No idea on resistors etc. But...

Ooooo. Nice! No idea on resistors etc. But removing the covers is pretty easy.
There's clips that hold them on.
And the lights are like a plug in circuit board, so theoretically you could
try a...
02-18-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Philips H7 Rally Bulbs. Yarr!

Philips H7 Rally Bulbs. Yarr!
01-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

I'd flush all the fluids if it was me. See...

I'd flush all the fluids if it was me.
See attached service sheet.
As far as the code for the footwell, likely the flaps are broken or the motor(s).

There's a trick to a diagnostic of the...
01-18-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Pop open the panel on the side of the dash on the...

Pop open the panel on the side of the dash on the left side of the car. You'll need the door open to do this.
With any luck, there's a fuse diagram folded up smartly into a little square inside the...
12-18-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,071
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Jvakos, if you didn't already find this, here's...

Jvakos, if you didn't already find this, here's the thread you need with all the info.
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/630314-p0705.html
11-29-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,071
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

You need a 'new' ESM which is the whole shifter,...

You need a 'new' ESM which is the whole shifter, though it's typically only the electronics that
are bad, they don't sell just the sensor. New is like $700, so definitely go for a used one.
Get the...
11-28-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

As I mentioned in post...

As I mentioned in post https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/630124-ebay-genuine-new-conductor-plate-looks-reworked-even-worse.html#post6862336
the P0705 was actually the sensor in the shifter/...
11-01-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Check to see if the caliper has come loose. If...

Check to see if the caliper has come loose.
If you've ever had your rotors replaced, it's necessary to unbolt the
calipers. I noticed something like this once while driving, jacked up the car,...
10-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Worry? No point in worrying. They say Life is...

Worry? No point in worrying.
They say Life is a Mystery, and so is the issues that can crop up
so mysteriously. Ha.
Good news is, if you are somewhat handy, you can fix so much yourself.
And...
10-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Well I think I would get a look at what that part...

Well I think I would get a look at what that part looks like without the wires cut. Is there a connector somewhere Downstream, or is it necessary to follow the wires all the way back to their...
10-02-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,540
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Bunch of BS codes, resistance temp, whatever. ...

Bunch of BS codes, resistance temp, whatever.
What the hell if actually WRONG with the car?

Ah I see brake lights.
Did you try disconnecting the switch on the pedal?
Did they stay on or go...
10-02-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Yikes, I see it's sold. Did you buy it? I...

Yikes, I see it's sold. Did you buy it?
I wouldn't have bought that one, they cut all the wires, and even worse they cut them so very short, if you wanted to splice them. Any decent junkyard could...
09-13-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Any wires chewed by rodents? Found a nest in my...

Any wires chewed by rodents?
Found a nest in my car once,
and in another instance a buddy of mine had an opposum living under the hood.
Just a thought.
02-25-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,297
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Pull. Assuming we're talking M111 here, just pull...

Pull. Assuming we're talking M111 here, just pull up hard.
Remove the bolt on the plastic intercooler hose, and the intake clamp and pull.
10-31-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

I tell you, I just order the cat and then go to ...

I tell you, I just order the cat and then go to
a muffler shop, hand it to them to well.
Shouldn't cost more than $50.
Since you're not in CA, shouldn't be too expensive.
Isn't there a 49...
09-28-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Any pics? What color? Leather or cloth? Mind...

Any pics? What color? Leather or cloth?
Mind saying what you paid? Also update your profile to say where you're located. It helps alot when trying to answer people's question.

So, re: sunroof,...
09-12-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

The main thing that fails on the alternators is...

The main thing that fails on the alternators is the brushes which are attached to the voltage regulator.
You can get new brushes soldered in for $20.
The voltage regulator is available from...
08-15-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

M272 engine variants (like yours) have problems...

M272 engine variants (like yours) have problems with the flaps on the intake manifold, which in recent Mercedes style are made of plastic.
Are you getting a CEL? My girl's ML recently popped up...
08-08-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

You know, I pulled my starter, cleaned all the...

You know, I pulled my starter, cleaned all the carbon crud out from
old brushes, took it to an alternator shop, and had new brushes put in,
for what was it $15 or $25 in about 10 minutes, and...
07-22-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Whats the code? Secondary air blahblah? Thats...

Whats the code? Secondary air blahblah?
Thats the piece that opens to allow air from the
Supercharger...if it doesn't open, you got
like 1/2 power.
Fix is to replace it, or perhaps take it...
07-21-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Remove the bolt connecting the 2 sides of the...

Remove the bolt connecting the 2 sides of the shaft.
Push up on shaft. It will drop down, I made a you tube video on this.
Mercedes C230 M111 Engine Starter Removal and replacement Trick - YouTube
06-29-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Check battery 1st, does it hold a charge? 2nd,...

Check battery 1st, does it hold a charge? 2nd, could be starter.
How long on each? years, miles.
05-31-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,761
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

If you need dealer parts, oediscountparts.com ...

If you need dealer parts, oediscountparts.com
which is actually a dealer in NC.
Tracy, the online sales rep is awesome,
They discount parts 25% off msrp, which is basically wholesale
and free...
03-25-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

113K really isn't that much and likely all that's...

113K really isn't that much and likely all that's bad is the brushes are worn out. The brushes are included with the voltage regulator.
The diodes are much less likely to fail.
Save yourself some...
03-21-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Pick n Pullin' on a C230 coupe in Moss Landing, CA

Pick n Pullin' on a C230 coupe in Moss Landing, CA. Then off to Phil's fish market.
Snagged a sport steering wheel (with the nubs) for $20 for possible restoration.
Nothing else I could use. Thing...
02-25-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 35,693
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Great thread! There are some other threads out...

Great thread! There are some other threads out there about this, and one
I compiled in a document for readibily that covers that traces the whole system.
Nice photos on the shut off valve. I've...
11-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,318
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

I think others have had issues like this. Ping...

I think others have had issues like this.
Ping Seacoupe he might have some insight.
He had a thread where he repaired his shift lever unit some years back,
search for it.

As far as parts...
10-18-2013, 10:21 PM
05-05-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 39,232
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

Well I was able to get on it a little on some...

Well I was able to get on it a little on some tight turns on a mountain road.
It's a subtle but noticeable difference.
Whereas before, if I wanted to get through a corner with any speed, I had to...
03-31-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 83,894
Posted By C230 Sport Coup

More links for informed reading. The original...

More links for informed reading.
The original http://www.mercedesshop.com/Wikka/Trans7226Fluid
But states there's a drain plug for the converter that doesn exist in our cars, and isn't a complete...
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