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06-15-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blazeracer

I've found in the half a year I've owned my car...

I've found in the half a year I've owned my car that if I stressed everytime this thing made a weird noise or had a slight vibration, I'd go crazy tracking down absolutely nothing. Between the wife...
06-11-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By kbob999

I just did an ABC flush and new filter over the...

I just did an ABC flush and new filter over the weekend for a friend with an SL55. Took about an hour once you have all the tools and drain lines rigged up.
Considering the time, and 5-6 liters of...
06-05-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By mikefamig

Mystery solved so here it is for the archives and...

Mystery solved so here it is for the archives and anyone who is interested.

I learned how to remove the grille today. All of the clips/latches are easy to release from beneath the car except for...
06-04-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By COOPERDB

` I would certainly defer to Rodney's and...

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I would certainly defer to Rodney's and others

opinions first but...

My friend drives a Audi and was experiencing

what the OP is experiencing -
05-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By A1EK

Okay so took your advice and now permanently...

Okay so took your advice and now permanently fixed the soft close issue.

Took a bit of looking but found that the upper tube with the ball bearing had a tiny crack, I used to some soap bubbles and...
05-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bobterry99

The experiences of R230 owners who participate at...

The experiences of R230 owners who participate at MBWorld is too small a sample to be statistically significant. Instead, rely on your common sense.

Companies that underwrite policies for R230s...
05-05-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,580
Posted By Das Geld 2

It was low a FULL QUART!!!! They poured it...

It was low a FULL QUART!!!!

They poured it in and Iím right touching the 80, star said I was at 92C so I still might be low a little, but I had no more fluid.

Went for a test drive and all...
04-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Fatz

The engine is not running when you do the...

The engine is not running when you do the recommended reset. Position 2 does not start the engine.
04-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By George993

Thanks Rodney, makes sense! But once I've...

Thanks Rodney, makes sense! But once I've compared the prices, the newer cars are almost double. So I have ended up buying a well maintained 2004 - so far so good :-). Thanks!
04-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Blazeracer

Went through the process and learned something...

Went through the process and learned something new. IF one of these cylinders is leaking, IT IS NOT THE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY and there is no need to change it. These essemblies on the roll bar serve for...
04-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By Ron Martin

Smile R 230 COMAND Audio Control Head SCREEN REPAIR

Hey Guys,

As followup to my POLARIZED film "science project" ..
After reading scads of other remedies in dealing with the severe scratches / gouges in early (2003) COMAND screens and what others...
04-15-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By bobterry99

My personal choice would have been to send the...

My personal choice would have been to send the leaking cylinder to Top Hydraulics in Oregon for a rebuild at a cost of perhaps $100.

The instructions for removing and replacing the cylinder are in...
04-13-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By Dhunch22

ABC flush, vario flush and oil change today

Today was a good day. :)
did an ABC flush, vario pump flush and oil change.
Mall in just under three hours on to me new 2007 SL550.
Got a EWK oil extractor in the mail today so I went a grabbed a...
04-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By gregjc

I removed the manifold and as I suspected I had...

I removed the manifold and as I suspected I had shifted the centre section of the gasket on the right bank when installing. Used another set of new gaskets with a few drops of silicone gasket in the...
03-28-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By dzmitry

Usually Rodney says that, but .... :-D "Please...

Usually Rodney says that, but .... :-D
"Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This...
03-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By BlownV8

On the Chrysler thing, MB shared with Chrysler...

On the Chrysler thing, MB shared with Chrysler and not the other way around. MB ran the show and not Chrysler. There was nothing Chrysler put in an MB but there was a lot of MB in Chrysler. MB...
02-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Frederick NL

I was talking about small transparent...

I was talking about small transparent rectangulars in the black zone. You mention the black dots in the transition zone. Thereís interesting stuff about those dots here (interesting pay off at the...
01-09-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,692
Posted By Leej

Teridor Update, my pop/crack noise has returned...

Teridor
Update, my pop/crack noise has returned despite adjusting the one set of bump stops as described above in Teridor's original post (THANKS Teridor). However I figured out how to adjust the...
01-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,752
Posted By bobterry99

The MY2007 revision to ABC engineered some of the...

The MY2007 revision to ABC engineered some of the cost out of the system, and that included eliminating the "return" accumulator which had been part of the rear valve block. So, the revised system...
12-07-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By Das Geld 2

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/611991-wh...

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/611991-what-burns-up-bcm-battery-control-module.html#post7043294

FYI this PDF has alot of details
11-02-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By CPDay

Smile I should conclude this thread with a simple...

I should conclude this thread with a simple summary: My 2008 SL550 suffered a serious ABC failure on the road. The fluid leaked rapidly and evidence pointed to a serious leak in the hydraulic lines...
09-19-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By carguyshu

most dealers now only carry the pump as a rebuilt...

most dealers now only carry the pump as a rebuilt unit and very few have new ones left. the original pump is made by LUK and there are a few places that still have them available new. I got mine from...
09-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By JettaRed

722.9 and Circuit Board Medics

Recently, my 722.9 7-speed tranny started to malfunction. The symptoms were that it would not downshift from higher gears when trying to accelerate and then not moving at all if I came to a stop. ...
08-23-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aussiesuede

It's definitely worth the time to switch out the...

It's definitely worth the time to switch out the weak MB units with more powerful PC cooling fans. The PC Fans flow at 49cfm, more than double the rate of the weak stock 20cfm units. For future...
08-20-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By 2MCHCAR

03/04 CLK500 Data Sheet PDF.

When the 2003 CLK500 was being released, it was being compared to the BMW 645i in Road and Track magazine. Road and Track creates datasheets for the cars they review with a wealth of information not...
08-14-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By xclens

I agree with you, Rudeney. A clear side marker...

I agree with you, Rudeney. A clear side marker just like the original amber would be great, but I have only found two options.

I purchased this one:
...
07-11-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By krazzdav

This is the serial adapter I have been using for...

This is the serial adapter I have been using for 5 years and through a virtual machine -- GearMo Windows 7, 8 and 10 Compatible USB Serial Adapter FTDI Chip RS232 DB-9 920K with TX/RX LED
05-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 90,530
Posted By benzdiyer

Rodney, Going back on older posts to share...

Rodney, Going back on older posts to share resolutions in case others find it helpful...

The misfire on Cylinder 2, ended up being a bad camshaft magnet solenoid (exhaust side, Bank 1) that...
05-09-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By Aussiesuede

Just for the record, the ICarsoft MBII allows you...

Just for the record, the ICarsoft MBII allows you to both disable the SBC system and properly rset it when doing brake pad changes whereas the i980 does not. Additionally, the MBII can return actual...
03-20-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 27,594
Posted By COOPERDB

` Typo on the tracking number The...

`


Typo on the tracking number

The correct tracking number is

9505516335928078152730
12-21-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By Anker

The CRC red paste is the way to go. Haven't...

The CRC red paste is the way to go. Haven't needed it on my CLK, but I use it on my Porsche brakes and they get plenty hot on the track or on the AX circuit.
11-22-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By aleks001

This is difficult to answer as for some MB models...

This is difficult to answer as for some MB models they would be and others they wouldn't. I personally would have no issues using them on anything they are surely by now one of the biggest braking...
10-28-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Heatwave

Book this brief post under Comments for the Good...

Book this brief post under Comments for the Good of the Corps: speaking of syringes and such, I've found that dental hygiene syringes are great tools for applying small amounts of liquids into tight...
04-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By Yidney

W209 CPS tips

CPS failure is a common issue on these cars. I replaced mine at 64k miles just to avoid any potential problems and being stranded. $45 from Pelican Parts is cheap insurance if you can DIY. Here...
10-20-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,686
Posted By Heatwave

About the gullwing SL: summer of 1957 ... I was...

About the gullwing SL: summer of 1957 ... I was 12 years old. I remember it well for a coupla reasons:

1. Hurricane Audrey ravaged parts of south Louisiana from which my family had recently moved...
10-18-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,686
Posted By Heatwave

Ken Silver ... you ask, "How old do you feel?" ...

Ken Silver ... you ask, "How old do you feel?"

My answer is a bit mixed: chronologically I'll be 72 in December. But inside this old worn out body there's still a 26-year old Navy lieutenant who's...
08-17-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By insame1

I wouldn't fix what is not broken. I have had...

I wouldn't fix what is not broken. I have had MAFs last for 200k.
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