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Today, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By kajtek1

The new leather is actually painted, at least it...

The new leather is actually painted, at least it was on my cars.
I used Magic Mender with excelent results. I mean after 2 years of use I had to reapply the stuff, but when done, it looks new.
Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By kajtek1

Voltage warning with engine running means bad...

Voltage warning with engine running means bad charging.
Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By kajtek1

I guess you have heard about computer glitches...

I guess you have heard about computer glitches before? ;)
What it shows in "Since reset" display?
Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By kajtek1

When I usually don't comment on cosmetics, some...

When I usually don't comment on cosmetics, some time ago I have seen one of those "upgrades" and those wings are always reminder.
That said, W212 in sport package come with small surface wing. I did...
Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By kajtek1

Assuming you have thermostat. My 2008 Bluetec...

Assuming you have thermostat.
My 2008 Bluetec has electrovalve controlled by computer.
And again, you are drawing conclusion from dummy gauge. Get a gauge that can read real data.
02-13-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By kajtek1

The cluster gauges are dummy gauges and show the...

The cluster gauges are dummy gauges and show the propaganda values.
On our W211 I install climatronic, that shows sensor readings.
Observing temperatures of 320 Bluetec, it was 80-82C on flat...
02-13-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By kajtek1

W211 meters do start with optimistic statistic...

W211 meters do start with optimistic statistic and then go down in real life driving, but did not notice that speed on mine.
Does it become realistic once you start driving?
02-13-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By kajtek1

Is it flooded or AGM? Flooded batteries in...

Is it flooded or AGM?
Flooded batteries in older brothers lasted up to 17 years, where 12 was common.
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...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By kajtek1

Those sensors are oversensitive and I have to...

Those sensors are oversensitive and I have to keep the level close to max to avoid warnings.
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...
02-10-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

I am in opposite school. On long trip I use car...

I am in opposite school. On long trip I use car navi as it is convenient and even when I know the route, it is good secondary check when you get distracted. Easy zoom-in/out, showing cellphone signal...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-10-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By kajtek1

Sounds is something hard to troubleshoot over the...

Sounds is something hard to troubleshoot over the net even with videos. Small rattle for couple of seconds at start is to some degree normal, but when it last for long time, new tensioner might be in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-10-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

The gray tab in plug is the lock. You have to...

The gray tab in plug is the lock. You have to slide it out few mm to unlock and then pull the plug.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

Read the codes. ESP light could be result of low...

Read the codes. ESP light could be result of low voltage, or maybe during all the deletes they damaged sensor?
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-10-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By kajtek1

Oil level warning will come on, when the level...

Oil level warning will come on, when the level drop below min. That on my cars can be oversensitive as it comes at 1/2 between min and max, but then I know the chip has time delay to not make warning...
02-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By kajtek1

You have 76F at 8 AM in Houston? How did you...

You have 76F at 8 AM in Houston?
How did you get the oil temp display?
02-10-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

That brings side issue to the whole system. I...

That brings side issue to the whole system.
I used live traffic with Sirus a lot in my Ford Truck when we travel across the country with our camper.
On several occasion the darn thing would try...
02-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By kajtek1

Things you can learn on the net :)

Things you can learn on the net :)
02-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By kajtek1

Google maps have live traffic with no additional...

Google maps have live traffic with no additional cost, while for the car you have to pay Sirus to have it.
02-10-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By kajtek1

Push the switch at the lever from Comfort to...

Push the switch at the lever from Comfort to Standard.
That should confirm on dashboard display.
Still even on 2nd gear the 642 engine has so much torque, that possibly your engine needs tune-up of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-09-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By kajtek1

Yeah, nothing better to avoid future mechanical...

Yeah, nothing better to avoid future mechanical mishaps than to make one and nothing better to learn geography, than drive in the country ;)
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By kajtek1

Try to tell it any semi-truck owner, or pickup...

Try to tell it any semi-truck owner, or pickup owner of last generation.
The 6.7 l diesel Ford makes for last few years is a beast with over 900 of torque and good reputation.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-09-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By kajtek1

Funny I don't see E250 BT on the recall list, ...

Funny I don't see E250 BT on the recall list, BUT GLK with the same engine is.
Comparing my US model to European models with the same engine, the programs in them differ quite a bit.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-09-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By kajtek1

Heck, forget the Bud, I drink European beers only...

Heck, forget the Bud, I drink European beers only ;)
Happy motoring. :)
02-08-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By kajtek1

Call around. I know with a dealer 60 miles away...

Call around. I know with a dealer 60 miles away you might not have many choices, but if the one 80 miles away will sell you the key without seeing the car - that will make your day.
Prices are all...
02-08-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By kajtek1

Years ago I used their website email to ask about...

Years ago I used their website email to ask about meaning of MB categories.
They forwarded my email to Germany and few days later got very detailed response.
I think for complain, the regional...
02-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By kajtek1

Even if the car is 0.1 second faster, even with...

Even if the car is 0.1 second faster, even with stop watch it is not measurable.
So we are talking 99% placebo effect here?
Than remember that dense air make bigger air drag.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-08-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By kajtek1

Hey, man, you have oil all over you engine. I...

Hey, man, you have oil all over you engine.
I am not sticking my head out there ;)
Who did the last oil change? Common beginners DIY mistake is putting oil filter cap oring on the end of it, not...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-07-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By kajtek1

Las Vegas has 1600' elevation, so don't think air...

Las Vegas has 1600' elevation, so don't think air is that thin. Than we don't have flats here and that cost you measurable mpg, beside mentioned left lane blockers.
Most driving in California is...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-06-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By kajtek1

60 mpg @ 60 mph, but who wants to drive MB that...

60 mpg @ 60 mph, but who wants to drive MB that slow?
I average over 70 mph on freeways, so E250 BT makes 42-45 mpg (5.2 l/100 km) at those speeds. For comparison older E320 BT makes 30-31
Than I...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By kajtek1

No wind, just downhill. Oddly enough, the 99.9 is...

No wind, just downhill. Oddly enough, the 99.9 is end of the scale as going down the mountain for 10 miles I had to do way better. The car makes 60 mpg on flat driving if I go slow
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-06-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By kajtek1

Keep trying, keep trying My sedan is not match...

Keep trying, keep trying
My sedan is not match for your SUV, but then huge differences in days we lucked out. :)...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By kajtek1

Tesla electric Smart electric Fiat electric. ...

Tesla electric
Smart electric
Fiat electric.
For my vacations I drive Ford Superduty with camper. Now I just wonder when Ford will have class action suit. Their 440 HP diesel is a beast, but...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-05-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By kajtek1

You think they will take my car back? ;)

You think they will take my car back? ;)
02-05-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By kajtek1

What exactly passive TPMS is? I own 2008 MB...

What exactly passive TPMS is?
I own 2008 MB what is first year of TPMS on US market and it does warning, but will not show the values on dashboard.
Yet iCarsoft scanner reads not only pressure,...
02-04-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By kajtek1

And again, generic calculations with tires come...

And again, generic calculations with tires come with huge error as tires are manufactured with very loose tolerances.
Only comparing rpm posted by manufacturers gives proper comparison.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

CA plug-in OBD scanners, but don't do any sniff...

CA plug-in OBD scanners, but don't do any sniff tests on diesels.
Would technician notice the scanner showing DPF as "not applicable" that might be good question.
They also should do visual check...
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?
02-04-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By kajtek1

There might be cars weight difference, but tire...

There might be cars weight difference, but tire pressure is a choice between comfort, tire wear and resistance (fuel consumption).
In times when mpg is top priority- manufacturers advise higher...
02-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By kajtek1

People are getting more and more ignorant to...

People are getting more and more ignorant to everything.
I don't think it takes more than 3rd-grader intelligence to figure out location of the sale is important. ;)
02-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By kajtek1

Tires do have pretty good mounting flexibility,...

Tires do have pretty good mounting flexibility, so chances are certain size of tires can be mounted of both staggered rims.
Can you even notice 20 mm difference?
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-04-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

For forced regeneration you can use iCarsoft...

For forced regeneration you can use iCarsoft MBII. It required annoying driving cycle since. Annoying becouse you need to keep it on low gear, when every 10 seconds the computer switches paddle...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-03-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By kajtek1

Would be nice to know what engine we are talking...

Would be nice to know what engine we are talking about?
As much as I am staying away from "miracle in the bottle" lately used BG 245 diesel system cleaner and it did smooth idle on my OM 642 engine....
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...
02-02-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By kajtek1

It is Rounds Per Mile that maters in staggered...

It is Rounds Per Mile that maters in staggered tires matching.
MB never gave solid tolerances, but experience says that ESP will accept 3% differences and then a discotheque on the cluster start...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By kajtek1

Cold weather usually magnify weak points. Sprang...

Cold weather usually magnify weak points. Sprang clutch uses centrifugal force to move the gears against the spring. But it is all in balance without much margin for play.
Thicker grease on gears...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By kajtek1

The 606 engine has a maze of plastic tubings,...

The 606 engine has a maze of plastic tubings, where not only orings, but also plastic seats age and then you have oring on the back of SOV and then on prefilter.
Once you get it all replaced and do...
02-02-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By kajtek1

Those transmissions have adaptive program, so...

Those transmissions have adaptive program, so they change it according to your driving style.
You drive like grandma, it will hold the gears longer. You can reset the transmission to factory...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By kajtek1

High pitch whine is starter motor turning, but...

High pitch whine is starter motor turning, but starter sprang clutch or gear not engaging. Doesn't really sound like symptoms of bad battery, but you've got new one anyway.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

I smog it 2 months ago just before DPF delete, so...

I smog it 2 months ago just before DPF delete, so have 10 months.
From all the reviews, the sniff test doesn't check particles. so the car should pass. The only difference I see after delete is...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-01-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

My car with bad DPF was used by limo service, so...

My car with bad DPF was used by limo service, so they've been putting over 50k miles a year. Still manage to kill 2 dpf in 3 years.
I did DPF delete and it seem to work, but my state makes annual...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-01-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By kajtek1

Open the page an in right hand upper corner you...

Open the page an in right hand upper corner you will notice British flag.
That will switch the page to English English ;)
Enter your VIN and than you can scroll EPC for exact fit for your car.
02-01-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 153
Posted By kajtek1

On those cars all the sensors require SCN coding,...

On those cars all the sensors require SCN coding, so I wonder if that might apply to radio parts as well.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-01-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By kajtek1

It was, but for some time the forum will not take...

It was, but for some time the forum will not take my pictures.
All the download goes per the manual, I see the picture loading and showing on attachment page, but then when I click "Upload" it all...
02-01-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By kajtek1

Are you whinging about horrors stories made by...

Are you whinging about horrors stories made by people who never own a diesel?
Once you become diesel guy, you will never look back to owning gasoline car.
When diesels in USA don't have good...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By kajtek1

When it is always good idea to scrape intake...

When it is always good idea to scrape intake build ups, make sure they did not go into engine.
Those don't look bad ;)
Bare in mind that you will have more build up on intake flaps and at about...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By kajtek1

You did not say what engine is it, but all...

You did not say what engine is it, but all diesels I had have injectors easy reachable once you take the covers off.
I see if the forum will allow me to attach picture of OM642 engine.
Nope, the...
01-31-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By kajtek1

Also try to think it over why AMG models sell so...

Also try to think it over why AMG models sell so cheap after few years.
01-31-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

Looks like you have 5G transmission. On...

Looks like you have 5G transmission.
On benzworld forum you will find member handle MAVA.
He is expert indy in those transmission and posted thousands advises about them already. Since those...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

Both of my 2014 E250 bluetecs come from the...

Both of my 2014 E250 bluetecs come from the factory with DPF part number 2114907614
I have master inquiry for one, showing new DPF installed with the same number you have on your receipt, yet the...
01-30-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

MB never allows towing with wheels on the ground....

MB never allows towing with wheels on the ground.
That might be exaggeration for short tows, but suppose with engine off- transmission pump is not pumping oil on the bearings.
I guess there is 1...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-30-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

So as expected no new DPF. What was their excuse?...

So as expected no new DPF. What was their excuse?
Haven't hear about anybody in USA re-manufacturing them and then so called re-manufactured show 185% clog. I stand the whole case is very fishy and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By kajtek1

Compression fitting. Take them apart, observe for...

Compression fitting. Take them apart, observe for scratches, clean very well and reassemble. I like to finger-tight them, then wiggle a bit to make sure it sits where suppose to and then torque. ...
01-30-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

Did you have it on flatbed?

Did you have it on flatbed?
01-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By kajtek1

Probably so, but how many volunteers want to be...

Probably so, but how many volunteers want to be Guinea Pig on 5-figures engine?
My schools gave me some oil classes, but that was long time ago and tired of all those gimmicks, where "Oil change...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-30-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By kajtek1

Don't recall any MB taxi in Lake Elsinore area ;)...

Don't recall any MB taxi in Lake Elsinore area ;)
Mercedes cars sold in California and Mercedes diesels are different animals. From what I remember, the last MB diesel sold new in CA was in 1993, so...
01-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By kajtek1

Different languages not only have different...

Different languages not only have different words, but also different logic, so knowing several helps in case like that ;)
So what I get from it, the right-hand drive W211 has bad leveling, that...
01-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By kajtek1

As I said, reading the updated chart is not for...

As I said, reading the updated chart is not for everybody.
I did use Rotella T6 in my 606 engine as well all pre-DPF Ford trucks, but that oil is not rated for DPF and I am not taking my chances. ...
01-29-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By kajtek1

and it is in China?

and it is in China?
01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By kajtek1

Those wires have clips that suppose to hold them...

Those wires have clips that suppose to hold them attached to the solid parts.
First thing to consider is AC condensation washing transmission dirt and dripping under the car in dump weather.
In...
01-29-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By kajtek1

Not trying to play devil's advocate, but what...

Not trying to play devil's advocate, but what size are they? Look like 18" and that size is very prone to cracks even with original AMG wheels.
Definitely not the size recommended for Bay Area...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-29-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

For me from the time I close the door to the time...

For me from the time I close the door to the time when car starts moving is about 2 seconds. How is that for idling? ;)
No combustion engine likes idling and even living in cold weather I would...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By kajtek1

From what I read all the Hell broke loose when...

From what I read all the Hell broke loose when you left the car with body shop?
Would that make you thinking?
Did they remove bumper for painting? If so, they might mess up intercooler hoses. Those...
Forum: Smart Car
01-29-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By kajtek1

Well my Spanish sucks, but I drive E class with...

Well my Spanish sucks, but I drive E class with ECO stops and the system can have up to 12 sensors that monitor different parameters before ECO will work.
The most common is weak battery, or as I...
01-29-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By kajtek1

The saddle tanks use return fuel with Venturi...

The saddle tanks use return fuel with Venturi pump to suck the fuel from passenger side saddle to driver side, where main fuel pump pick it up and sends to engine.
The "snorkel" you see on the...
01-28-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By kajtek1

bad transfer aka Venturi pump. When the...

bad transfer aka Venturi pump.
When the problem occurred? Usually it is mechanic who makes wrong assemble.
01-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By kajtek1

126k miles is not much for those engines, so...

126k miles is not much for those engines, so chances are that your short block is good and you have electronic problems.
Would suck to replace the short block only to find that it did not cure the...
01-28-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By kajtek1

If you consider what people are using, read the...

If you consider what people are using, read the threads about seized bluetec engines while dealer-maintained.
Seem not too many dealers read the MB recommendation (attached above), but they gladly...
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...
01-28-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By kajtek1

If you really like the car and if you are...

If you really like the car and if you are advanced DIY, you can always buy back the wreck from insurance and search JY for same color hood, fender, bumper and whatever you need.
That might take...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-28-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By kajtek1

I don't think you will find many if any MB owners...

I don't think you will find many if any MB owners who did such thing.
MB are tuned optimally from the factory, so any aftermarket tune will sacrifice some performance to gain in other.
Now new...
01-28-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By kajtek1

This is the model with famous 3.2l/5G drive-train...

This is the model with famous 3.2l/5G drive-train that was grandfathered from older models, where it keeps proving to be real workhorse.
Decode car options on site like...
01-28-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By kajtek1

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-she...

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html#close
Bookmark this page and get yourself very familiar with it. It is updated every few months if not weeks, so keep rechecking.
01-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By kajtek1

If you have LED, single headlight can cost more...

If you have LED, single headlight can cost more than car value.
Sad thing, but that is how system work. On more than 7 years old car, small fender bender repair exceeds its value. Especially when...
01-28-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By kajtek1

you have pump plug under rear seat. Take probe...

you have pump plug under rear seat. Take probe light to determinate correct wire, but it has to be thicker one.
01-27-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By kajtek1

No, not me. Household HVAC is design for keeping...

No, not me. Household HVAC is design for keeping the temperatures with low variations, while working most of the day. If you shut down heating going for winter vacations, on your return the house can...
01-27-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By kajtek1

But using dealer will get you free carwash and...

But using dealer will get you free carwash and sometimes cappuccino :)
Dealers quotes for maintenance service are comparable, becouse they will include "free safety inspection" that will show you...
01-27-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By kajtek1

You can get some impression how stealers value...

You can get some impression how stealers value customers by asking about new key pricing.
When I was living in California, I had 8 dealers within 1 hr of driving.
Few years ago key quotes ranged...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-26-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By kajtek1

Sad to hear your bad luck to decent car, but that...

Sad to hear your bad luck to decent car, but that happens.
But congratulations on new drive and watch out for those 18" wheels.
W212 section is full of topics about wheel damages.
BTW I was trying...
01-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By kajtek1

From what I know alternators on those cars are...

From what I know alternators on those cars are "self-sufficient" meaning there is no other controller than the build-in.
Correct me if I am wrong.
Rebuild alternators in Usa have very s****ty...
01-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By kajtek1

Why did you have to replace the alternator in the...

Why did you have to replace the alternator in the first place and what was mileage?
When new alternator stops charging, did you try to rev it it higher to see if that would kick it in?
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-25-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

This is sounds pretty fishy. I have records...

This is sounds pretty fishy.
I have records for my black car and it shows DPF replacement at 120k miles.
Yet 60k miles later the DPF if kaput and the part number on it does'r match the part...
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By kajtek1

When suspension bags shouldn't leak at 7 years of...

When suspension bags shouldn't leak at 7 years of age, it might get close and I would not ignore the message you already had.
Point is that airmatic is covering up small leaks and will not notify...
01-25-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By kajtek1

Trying to help, I check the availability and...

Trying to help, I check the availability and dealer responded.
Are you aware the car has reported accident?
Also it is listed as factory certified, not CPO
Lot of money for something that doesn't...
01-25-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By kajtek1

With today's global economy prices go all...

With today's global economy prices go all directions.
I was shipping used MB parts to Europe, including Germany and I was buying MB parts in Europe, including diesel OM642 motor that I bought in UK....
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.
01-25-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By kajtek1

PepBoys have sale on their batteries and when...

PepBoys have sale on their batteries and when Bosch is always good value with them, member just bought Champion AGM for about $140. Check parallel topic.
Also if you are big fan of MB batteries and...
01-25-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By kajtek1

Welcome to MB ownership education. :) I can...

Welcome to MB ownership education. :)
I can only add that beside saving money on this job, the car left the shop without kinked hoses and with no bend covers, like it very likely would in...
01-25-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By kajtek1

Aerodynamics are very tricky and there is no...

Aerodynamics are very tricky and there is no mathematical formula that can be applied.
That is why designers spend huge money for tunels so they can check their ideas in real wind.
Typical sample...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-25-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By kajtek1

That's EGR tube holder. Turbo builds some...

That's EGR tube holder.
Turbo builds some pressure in the system, so some fumes with oil vapors can escape the crack.
Either way, fix what you know is bad and recheck.
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
01-24-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

Well... that's the story I will follow very...

Well... that's the story I will follow very carefully.
I placed order for DPF for 2014 E250 and the part turn out obsolete.
7 months after dealer took my money, the part never left Germany....
01-24-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By kajtek1

Well... that's the story I will follow very...

Well... that's the story I will follow very carefully.
I placed order for DPF for 2014 E250 and the part turn out obsolete.
7 months after dealer took my money, the part never left Germany.
Let's...
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...
01-23-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By kajtek1

Wait a minute? You hear your engine spinning? ...

Wait a minute? You hear your engine spinning?
All my MB start on instant, maybe not of the 1st but on 2nd cylinder. If you engine take longer, it might be due for tuneup. :)
01-23-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

What konigstiger brings is long shoot as it...

What konigstiger brings is long shoot as it always "the other part, not the one we replaced" that fails.
What I was asking about why the transmission was send to Germany? If it is of warranty, it...
01-23-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

Did you agree to it? You should have the right to...

Did you agree to it? You should have the right to inspection report.
01-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

Rereading it, isn't TCU located inside the cabin?...

Rereading it, isn't TCU located inside the cabin? Why they did need to top-off 6l of ATF ? If they list it in quarts, that would mean they used aftermarket ATF.
sounds fishy.
01-23-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By kajtek1

Of Course he did. The "courtesy inspections"...

Of Course he did.
The "courtesy inspections" have inside name as "revenue getter" ;)
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,222
Posted By kajtek1

codes ?

codes ?
01-23-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By kajtek1

Those cars have pad sensors who in my case give...

Those cars have pad sensors who in my case give me at least 3000 miles before pad come to 0.
Worse come to worse- you will have at least 1000 miles warning. Plenty of time to worry about it then if...
01-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kajtek1

The truth is that having car at dealer 1200 miles...

The truth is that having car at dealer 1200 miles from home puts you in their mercy.
At this point IMHO taking 50% goodwill is the best option, but I would take the old transmssion and out of...
01-22-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By kajtek1

First check the pads yourself. I've got brakes...

First check the pads yourself.
I've got brakes job recommendation from "courtesy inspection" as well and check them to have 6 + mm, what should be good for at least 50,000 miles with my driving even...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-22-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

What X gauges they promise you? They have data...

What X gauges they promise you?
They have data collection from my car, so strange they need it again.
01-22-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,168
Posted By kajtek1

stop to worry and read the manual. Your car...

stop to worry and read the manual.
Your car has DPF who runs regeneration process every few hundred miles. That raise rpm when happens
01-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By kajtek1

The trick with 5G dipstick is that factory deign...

The trick with 5G dipstick is that factory deign square stop at the end of the scale, while some aftermarket did not make it, making the scale hitting the pan bottom. That leads to about 6mm...
01-22-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

CPO is good idea when you start the search, but...

CPO is good idea when you start the search, but you have specific car in mind and it is what it is.
Extended warranties are way more than $1000, but if you are willing to take a risk, send the car...
01-22-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By kajtek1

That's 1000 CA ? I bought wet model of Bosch...

That's 1000 CA ?
I bought wet model of Bosch just weeks ago and solar tester shows 1260 CA on 1000 rated battery. 96 months prorated warranty.
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
01-22-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By kajtek1

The OM642 engines should make 1 million miles,...

The OM642 engines should make 1 million miles, but not without some work on it.
Find what the leak is it before making any asumptions.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-21-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By kajtek1

That is oil splash from the belt, what is end of...

That is oil splash from the belt, what is end of the story, but not the beginning.
It could be as simple as spill from engine filling, but...
Those engines are famous for oil cooler leaks, what...
01-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By kajtek1

You should be more specific with MY as technology...

You should be more specific with MY as technology changed and I am not sure if everything changed with facelift on W212.
Early cars had small battery mounted in the dash for transmission lock and...
01-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

Well, I took my 3 yo Mercedes to local dealer for...

Well, I took my 3 yo Mercedes to local dealer for scn sensor coding. Without asking me they performed courtesy inspection and gladly presented me with $5300 estimate for "recommended work".
I am...
01-21-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By kajtek1

Older wagons had rear seat rated for 100lb...

Older wagons had rear seat rated for 100lb passengers, but I had 2 good size adults sitting inn W210 wagon just fine for Las Vegas cruising.
Nothing is cheap when it comes to newer cars and having...
01-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By kajtek1

For main battery hard to beat Bosch sold at...

For main battery hard to beat Bosch sold at PepBoys. They have internet pricing, so order on line with free replacement, but I did not let them touch my car.
I don't believe in preventive parts...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By kajtek1

I am not much of programmer, but contacted my...

I am not much of programmer, but contacted my inclined friend about unplugging deleted sensors.
When it might not be really necessary, the "tune" is bypassing the program to fool main computer that...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,723
Posted By kajtek1

The Queen did not visit this forum for over 5...

The Queen did not visit this forum for over 5 years, so I strongly believe her issues are solved.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-21-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

I was tempted to buy android from Chris or...

I was tempted to buy android from Chris or Chinese sellers, mostly for lack of GPs in my black car, but following the topic with over 1000 reples reporting struggle after struggle was not making me...
01-20-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,789
Posted By kajtek1

You can always buy the salvaged one in your city,...

You can always buy the salvaged one in your city, just shy of 10 grands
No pressure ;)
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/antelope-2008-mercedes-benz-e320/6779667352.html
01-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,789
Posted By kajtek1

I think you will find several members in the area...

I think you will find several members in the area who will come over to help you with admiration. You supply the booze and hotdogs ;)
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

I think scangauge is pretty expensive for what it...

I think scangauge is pretty expensive for what it is, but way cheaper than new DPF
I bought mine years ago for Ford 6l diesel, where overlooking temperature delta on oil cooler could lead to lost...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-19-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

Hey, did you try to pull ashtray and cup holder...

Hey, did you try to pull ashtray and cup holder on gasoline model? ;)
01-19-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By kajtek1

sad to hear it. Over the years I had several MB...

sad to hear it. Over the years I had several MB with 300k miles on them and still original starters.
I assume the MY in question here do not have ECO stop?
MB claims the starters for ECO are 8...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-19-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,935
Posted By kajtek1

FOLLOW UP Took about 600 miles of mixed driving...

FOLLOW UP
Took about 600 miles of mixed driving for soot to come to 100%.
Without a gauge I would have no idea the car enter regeneration. Outside temp in 60's, no raised idle, no different sound...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

Yeah, scangauge works on 651 engine and I would...

Yeah, scangauge works on 651 engine and I would check if they updated the gauges for 642.
https://mbworld.org/forums/diesel-forum/725673-scangauge-monitors-dpf-250-bluetec-yupeeeyy.html
I am...
01-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By kajtek1

You are lucky that code is well covered like in...

You are lucky that code is well covered like in https://www.troublecodes.net/ucodes/u0402/
I had a code on my diesel and only answer was on ... Ford forum.
Anyway. looks like you might need new...
01-19-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By kajtek1

MB makes whole variety of lights in those models....

MB makes whole variety of lights in those models. We have two of 2014 models and 1 is having xenons with halogen high beams, the other has LED where the beam is changed by mowing gates and you can...
01-18-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kajtek1

There is no DPF delete hardware. It is all in...

There is no DPF delete hardware. It is all in programming. Once you have ECU reprogrammed to ignore DPF sensors, you drill/chisel the ceramic insert and put back empty shell.
01-17-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kajtek1

All in diesel section

All in diesel section
01-17-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By kajtek1

so? You can find driver seat on JY as well, but...

so?
You can find driver seat on JY as well, but it is going to be beaten up.
01-17-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,789
Posted By kajtek1

I am asking 15 grands for E250 Bluetec and seem...

I am asking 15 grands for E250 Bluetec and seem you like black color, what i not working for me.
My 2008 E320 Bluetec will go for sale in couple of weeks
With 188k miles, I think 8 grands will...
01-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By kajtek1

Replacing the cover is technically easy job but...

Replacing the cover is technically easy job but requiring flexible fingers.
You need to remove the seat, put it upside down on a bench, press down with your body weight and pull the edges from...
01-17-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By kajtek1

I think what you have here can be fixed with few...

I think what you have here can be fixed with few drops of Crazy Glue, but on long run, look on ebay for passenger side cover.
01-17-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,789
Posted By kajtek1

I don't think 8 grands for 12 yo Mercedes is good...

I don't think 8 grands for 12 yo Mercedes is good price, even assuming you check it for balance shaft numbers?
The listing is not showing the seat damage and the car looks filthy.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By kajtek1

I am sticking with 229.52 classification and the...

I am sticking with 229.52 classification and the only weight I can find is 0-30
Seem to work fine and I frequent 120F.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By kajtek1

The finger points ot EGR silencing box. Is that...

The finger points ot EGR silencing box. Is that where you spray the cleaner?
I have a picture with the box removed. Long way from the hole to intakes. Hard to tell if that matters. ...
01-17-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By kajtek1

I have records that on my 2008 E320 BT the seals...

I have records that on my 2008 E320 BT the seals were replaced at 140k.
Sure it sucks where $5 seals cost you 4-digits in labor cost, but it is what it is.
01-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kajtek1

I wonder if the preheater requires SCN coding? ...

I wonder if the preheater requires SCN coding?
New cars are not cheap. I will not even try to check how much camshaft sensor for V8 cost.
But as few of us are doing,for about equal money you can...
01-16-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kajtek1

No mater what or where you buy, PPI is always...

No mater what or where you buy, PPI is always strongly recommended.
Now talking about lease, I did own a car that was on 1 year lease. When car was kept pristine, I could not find records of oil...
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...
01-15-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By kajtek1

Well.... that fluid does look like badly...

Well.... that fluid does look like badly neglected.
I think at this point you need to bite the bullet and let dealer do the flush.
If the failure happens after that, have the camera ready and...
01-15-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kajtek1

Prices vary between locations, when you choose...

Prices vary between locations, when you choose not to disclosure yours?
What are your qualifications for DIY inspection and repairs? It is common wisdom that having Mercedes without warranty is only...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

For comparison, I send my ECU to Sinspeed in UK. ...

For comparison, I send my ECU to Sinspeed in UK.
Their offer for DPF tune was 300 pounds, but shipping added some, wire transfer cost and fees added to total about US $600 for the tune.
I am not...
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
01-14-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By kajtek1

It is not the wheels that will scrape, but the...

It is not the wheels that will scrape, but the tires, so getting right combination of diameter and width is crucial.
Doesn't look like you are concern about rpm as usually that is the first...
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 !!!
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-14-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By kajtek1

What year is it? I had bad DPF on 2014 E250 BT...

What year is it? I had bad DPF on 2014 E250 BT and MB USA failed to supply new DPF for it. The original part number is obsolete, while the new number found by a dealer was placed on order and after 6...
01-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By kajtek1

Yes, advanced scanner is a must on those cars or...

Yes, advanced scanner is a must on those cars or you will flood the forum with questions nobody can answer without codes.
I think the best value today is iCarsoft MBII
Also if you have android,...
01-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By kajtek1

Enter your VIN on site like...

Enter your VIN on site like https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Mercedes-Benz
and see if keyless go will show.
01-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By kajtek1

7G transmismissions have aggressive braking...

7G transmismissions have aggressive braking programs. When I4 engine has low inertia and therefore lower braking force, when I roll down to red light with V6 and it kicks to 3 or 2nd for braking,...
01-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By kajtek1

Welcome to the forum. Modern cars have...

Welcome to the forum.
Modern cars have different technology in them, so you need to study each repair separately.
For example if you can plug-in your android charger and put a screw in door hinges...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-13-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By kajtek1

Get a ScanGauge. I think by now they should have...

Get a ScanGauge. I think by now they should have Xgauge for 350 Bluetec.
I drive my 250 with it for over a month, what come with quite surprising observations.
First it took about 600 miles of...
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...
01-13-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 45,753
Posted By kajtek1

Per my experience lot of conductor plates are...

Per my experience lot of conductor plates are replaced when the only fault is plug contamination.
Before jumping the big guns, invest $10 in new pilot bushing and few more bucks for MAF cleaner. ...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By kajtek1

I have 3000 psi commercial pressure washer that I...

I have 3000 psi commercial pressure washer that I used on W124 intake and it was efficient as far as I could see where it is going.
Did not want to use it on OM642 flaps as it would destroy them,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By kajtek1

When you pull the turbo intake, you will...

When you pull the turbo intake, you will disconnect MAF and CEL will follow. MAF codes usually clear themselves once it is fixed and you do few driving cycles. On W210 took me 10 seconds to cycle...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

Can't wait to read the final outcome for the...

Can't wait to read the final outcome for the mods. Can you post the price?
The only reason I was planning DEF delete was getting spare wheel space, so I would remove whole tank. There is bunch of...
01-12-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,474
Posted By kajtek1

"Wagon air" having 2 non-adjustable bags is not...

"Wagon air" having 2 non-adjustable bags is not considered airmatic, but shares some airmatic problems.
Bare in mind, that 3rd row seats are rated for up to 100lb passengers, although in my W210 I...
01-11-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By kajtek1

I own pre DEF model of those, what is 2008 E320...

I own pre DEF model of those, what is 2008 E320 BT.
Very desirable engine, excelent torque and decent mpg.
But even without cooler job and DEF issues, those engines still need intake flaps...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-11-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By kajtek1

Did you check if the reservoir has new chem pack...

Did you check if the reservoir has new chem pack in it? Some after market reservoirs are sold without it.
Putting new chemicals into old coolant is not recommended. Why not do proper flush and make...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

1 more option for potential untuning is getting...

1 more option for potential untuning is getting another ECU and program it to your car. I happen to know a guy who could do it for me and he lives only 25o miles away. Than before sending my ECU...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

Chances are that sooner or later they might bring...

Chances are that sooner or later they might bring smog tests.
Washington state did not have smogs a decade ago and few years back, with snap of fingers they adopted California requirements, allowing...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-10-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

If you spend $700 on reprogramming ECU to delete...

If you spend $700 on reprogramming ECU to delete DPF and want to convert it back, the shop will want another $700 for tuning it back. Maybe they will give you a discount, maybe not.
But that's...
01-10-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By kajtek1

2 years on the project huh? Contact Deplore on...

2 years on the project huh?
Contact Deplore on benzworld.
He is indy programming technician.
01-09-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By kajtek1

The connections changed over the years. Older...

The connections changed over the years.
Older MB transmission coolers were hook up using hoses with flare fittings. Those are easy to access, disconnect and reuse.
Newer models do have solid pipe...
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
01-09-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

You don't have space for DPF bypass on those...

You don't have space for DPF bypass on those cars.
It took me about 1 hr to chisel the ceramics inside DPF with big screwdriver and not having strong bench- I was doing that on the edge of garbage...
01-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By kajtek1

You will never get 100% flush. I did the refill...

You will never get 100% flush. I did the refill and power flush couple of times and even running double the amount of ATF, you still will have color change after driving some distance (unless you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-09-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By kajtek1

First check if ScanGauge would have Xgauge for...

First check if ScanGauge would have Xgauge for your DPF regeneration status and also soot %.
I have it on my cars and it helps A LOT in keeping DPF healthy
Than top off your DEF tank and see if...
01-08-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By kajtek1

Yes. From what I heard all lifted W212 have ECO...

Yes. From what I heard all lifted W212 have ECO stop. Did not have to work on engine too much, so no idea about aux oil pump, but as I said, with transmission park servo the access cover on bell...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-08-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By kajtek1

How did you get the codes explanation? I had...

How did you get the codes explanation?
I had PPS codes on older models and not only they would not prevent engine start, but the car was drivable in default mode, what was about 50% of power. ...
01-08-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By kajtek1

Since my previous reply in this topic I serviced...

Since my previous reply in this topic I serviced 2 of my 7G transmissions.
Both of them had converter plug, but when in 2008 model the access was at the bottom, on 2014 who has servo at the bottom,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-08-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By kajtek1

This forum gathers mostly American members, while...

This forum gathers mostly American members, while your engine was never available here.
So don't expect specific answer to your question.
My general conclusion is to be very careful with modern...
01-07-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kajtek1

Looks like the $209 quote will be for aux...

Looks like the $209 quote will be for aux battery.
Whenever I see "special" written with double tongue, I tend to pass.
01-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By kajtek1

You don't have radio. You have command center...

You don't have radio.
You have command center with build-in radio. Not cheap replacement.
Chinese make android replacement, but their quality is very questionable.
01-07-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By kajtek1

I did that with 12-point 6 mm socket. There is...

I did that with 12-point 6 mm socket.
There is not much torque on it.
01-07-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By kajtek1

Here goes source of free muffler upgrades for...

Here goes source of free muffler upgrades for generators.
Poor Harley owners :eek:
01-06-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By kajtek1

I hope you realize that MB makes whole variety of...

I hope you realize that MB makes whole variety of engines, who never make it to America?
When I chat on Polish W212 forum, the members there have their cars with over 20 different engines, when only...
01-06-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By kajtek1

x2 anything in your back pockets, like wallet...

x2 anything in your back pockets, like wallet will pinch a nerve.
I also wonder if TX is selling closer to 100% of gasoline as such mpg is not easy to achieve even with my 320 Bluetec.
But then I...
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...
01-06-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By kajtek1

You should have bolster adjustment in your seats?...

You should have bolster adjustment in your seats? The buttons on side of bottom pad?
For long drives I have 2 memory setting. When for every day driving I like recliner-like setting with my legs...
01-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kajtek1

There was a topic about lifetime batteries, where...

There was a topic about lifetime batteries, where one of MB dealers offered them for $450.
The site you linked does not give quotes, so I wonder how much that would really cost at autonation.
It is...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By kajtek1

1 more observation about MB diesel dipsticks. ...

1 more observation about MB diesel dipsticks.
The tube goes below oil level, while dipsticks have sealing oring on top. That has potential for vacuum in the tube when engine cools.
Had the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kajtek1

Is it picture illusion, or plug on ECM is crooked?

Is it picture illusion, or plug on ECM is crooked?
01-05-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By kajtek1

I can guess the engine from the picture, but...

I can guess the engine from the picture, but would be nice to know what is it?
WIth all the dirt, you have stains everywhere. I don't see any active leak. Some oil stain on top COULD be spill from...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By kajtek1

The original post is hard to read, but I think...

The original post is hard to read, but I think you jumped big guns where nothing can happen.
The miniature particles that can travel with oil can't clog the passages. Lot of small engines operate...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kajtek1

Don't worry about stored codes. So pending...

Don't worry about stored codes.
So pending codes are DPF sensors, where giving the plugs good bath with MAF, or other cleaner would be good start.
Than clear the codes and recheck after couple of...
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