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12-29-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By pwells

It's a straightforward job, I didn't move the...

It's a straightforward job, I didn't move the exhaust. My car is RWD, may be harder on AWD.

Peter
10-31-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By pwells

Rebuild Master Tech

www.rebuildmastertech.com

Price was around $450 per side.

Peter
10-31-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By pwells

Reiter, How many miles do you have? Mine...

Reiter,

How many miles do you have? Mine lasted around 95k miles. Arnott didn't have a part for the W212 but RMI did provide a refurb service where you send yours in and get them back approx. 10...
10-07-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,889
Posted By pwells

Konigster - thanks for the info, the trick I...

Konigster - thanks for the info, the trick I missed was searching for headliner and not visor. Peter
10-06-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,889
Posted By pwells

Does anyone know how to remove the sun visor?

I need to remove the sun visor, driver's side, on my 2010 E550. There's a plastic cover on the side with the pivoting hinge that supports the main visor, that comes off easily - I was hoping to find...
09-07-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By pwells

I'm about to do this job, $950 sounds like a...

I'm about to do this job, $950 sounds like a great deal, I spoke to RMT and their best price is on eBay which is around $950 for the two struts alone.

Arnott recon it'll be end of 2017 before they...
07-28-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

You do not tighten the fitting at any stage, it...

You do not tighten the fitting at any stage, it comes from Arnott fully screwed into the air spring all you have to do is insert the tube and it will self seal. Arnott makes this clear in their...
07-20-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

Couple of additional comments

Two things I've learned since changing the rear spring...

Firstly, the air compressor sits under a cover on the left rear of the car, do a search and you'll find pictures elsewhere on this forum...
05-22-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By pwells

Not sure if this is relevant or not but on my...

Not sure if this is relevant or not but on my 2010 E550 the transmission will downshift if it detects high temperature. This is because the pump that circulates the transmission fluid through the...
05-22-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-wp_20160521_028_adf5802d2b42f5a60792ce0bbe0046dda0fb794b.jpg

With the brake and electrical connector out of the way slide the...
05-22-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-wp_20160521_026_b777f64c3cc5b11b013b7f57c079f5d8462b3a16.jpg

This picture is out of sequence, removing this cable from shock and...
05-22-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-wp_20160521_007_f75cdc9540b0f011154a12741fc6b15cbe245e45.jpg

It's soft plastic and will drill easily, use a small bit.

...
05-21-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-wp_20160521_033_935ee9d772645b1e1e3f583c6873d2e57fad72aa.jpg

Jack on differential

...
05-21-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,878
Posted By pwells

DIY - replace rear air springs

I hope the following instructions are helpful to anyone replacing their own springs, I've benefitted from the work of others and felt it was time to give a little back. Here goes...

Car in...
01-21-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By pwells

Check you don't have a cracked rim.

Check you don't have a cracked rim.
12-28-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,277
Posted By pwells

Looks as though that part was made on a home 3d...

Looks as though that part was made on a home 3d printer.

Peter
04-14-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,073
Posted By pwells

Finally replaced starter

Finally got around to changing out the starter yesterday. Not too bad a job; a couple of cables and two bolts - the upper of which is tricky to get to but if you've a good set of sockets and...
02-04-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By pwells

Window switch - black coating peeling

The plastic coating is peeling on both of the front window switches in the master switch in the driver's door. Has anyone tried these as an alternative to replacing the whole unit? If so how did...
10-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,073
Posted By pwells

4shizzle, Can you give an update on your...

4shizzle,

Can you give an update on your starting problems? Has replacing the starter fixed things?

thanks,

Peter
09-14-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,073
Posted By pwells

Am seeing same problem

Thank you for posting on this; I'm experiencing the same problem.

My car is a 2010 E550, 74k miles.

Aside from one or two exceptions the problem has only occured when the engine is hot and has...
10-30-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,511
Posted By pwells

MB550 if you pressed the dome light did your...

MB550 if you pressed the dome light did your rattle stop? I also have a rattle however it stops if I press gently on the rear of the dome light/sunroof, etc switch assembly.

I removed the dome...
10-21-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By pwells

This is an easy part to get at, you drop the...

This is an easy part to get at, you drop the panel above where the passenger's feet go. You then disconnect some cables, a couple of plastic pieces and then twist the complete fan to remove. This is...
09-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By pwells

Check out www.texascarsdirect.com, they have some...

Check out www.texascarsdirect.com, they have some 2011's in the upper thirties. I bought my last car from them and would recommend them.


Peter
08-29-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By pwells

I bought a used 2010 E550, the phone list had not...

I bought a used 2010 E550, the phone list had not been cleared. There were only a few entries but one was titled "office"; I called and inquired if someone had recently sold the car. Spoke to the...
08-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,972
Posted By pwells

Good point, thank you, I really want to test out...

Good point, thank you, I really want to test out the AC operation as I'll feel a lot better if I'm sure it's not a transmission issue.

Are others seeing what I see in that the holding onto low...
08-25-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By pwells

See......

See... https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/452428-shifting-delayed-w-engine-hot.html
08-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,972
Posted By pwells

Phew, am I relieved to see this thread. I've...

Phew, am I relieved to see this thread. I've been seeing the same behavior of delayed shifts, I'd narrowed it down to hot days when starting after the car had not fully cooled. Being in Houston the...
08-25-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,336
Posted By pwells

So I have instructions for the vents and ashtray...

So I have instructions for the vents and ashtray (PM me for those) at the rear of the console and there is this link that may give you some ideas for the main console itself.
...
08-25-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,336
Posted By pwells

I'm not clear on exactly which piece you're...

I'm not clear on exactly which piece you're trying to remove, is it the radio display at the top?

Peter
07-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By pwells

Delayed transmission shifts when starting warm

The car is a 2010 E550, 65k miles. If you restart the car when it is warm then for the first few miles it will hold onto gears longer than normal. My commute is through some 35mph back streets and...
06-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By pwells

I looked at the MB UK site and sure enough there...

I looked at the MB UK site and sure enough there is a reference to "rain closing feature" for the sunroof (didn't see anthing about windows) in the owners manual. See below...

Rain-closing...
06-24-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By pwells

Features that could be added...

I often leave my car in the driveway with the windows down, if it rains I have to remember then rush out and close them. Was thinking it should be possible to connect the windshield wiper rain...
06-19-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By pwells

Done

OK so the fact that I could see the top of the blower from under the hood by the firewall was a diversion.

The blower is removed by removing the cover under the dash in the passenger side...
06-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By pwells

Done

OK, so removing the cover is straightforward, I'd read elsewhere that there were two tabs that had to be pushed in a particular direction but in fact you simply work the back, i.e. away from...
06-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By pwells

Removing center cover above dash

The attachment from an earlier post shows the part and even the location of the retaining tabs, marked in red. I tried with a credit card, even made some special plastic pieces but no joy.

Can...
04-08-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 57,719
Posted By pwells

Opening hood

The springs open the hood to a normal inclined position, if you push the hood it will open further to an almost vertical position. Makes it a lot easier to access things at the back of the engine.
...
04-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By pwells

Help removing blower

My blower, cabin fan, squeaks at lower speeds; I'd hoped it was just the filter but replacing has made no difference.

I can see the fan by removing the "big black box thing" on the passenger...
03-12-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,310
Posted By pwells

Was this matter resolved? I see a slight flutter...

Was this matter resolved? I see a slight flutter on the tach when cruising, 2010 E550. No indications of engine issue.

Did you see the below under bulletins...

LI54.30-P-049068 MAR10 – 207...
02-17-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 226,083
Posted By pwells

What if car's out of warranty

Great thread, can someone educate me as to how the local MB dealer uses the information in these bulletins? Is it the case that they are obliged to check your car for the issues listed, or do they...
07-11-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,717
Posted By pwells

W210 Headliner repair in Houston

Any recommendations for a shop to repair a sagging headliner in the Houston area?

Also interested to know what others have paid, experiences, etc.

Thanks in advance,

Peter
05-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 202,582
Posted By pwells

10 years with E430 - my experience

Car is '99 E430, bought in 2002, 64k miles, now has 130k.

At time of purchase had all fluids changed including transmission. After a year the evaporator failed, DIY (big DIY) to replace. No...
02-17-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,803
Posted By pwells

Thank you to everyone who replied, I was hoping...

Thank you to everyone who replied, I was hoping there was going to be simple way to figure out from photo's but it's sounding unlikely.

As others have commented it seems that by 2009 all W211's...
02-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,803
Posted By pwells

How to tell if car has xenon headlights?

I'm looking to buy a used W211, probably and 08 or 09 E350 and want to know if xenon lights are installed. Having viewed lots of pictures on eBay, some of which do or do not mention xenons, I can't...
05-11-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,522
Posted By pwells

On my car, 99 e430, a torx wrench an not allen...

On my car, 99 e430, a torx wrench an not allen was needed for step (b) above. I used a Craftsman torx wrench however the handle made it too long to fit in between the wheel and the dash. There are...
09-08-2004, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By pwells

I think you'll find it is just one of the bulbs...

I think you'll find it is just one of the bulbs in the instrument cluster that has gone, cheap and quick to replace. You probably want to buy the special tools to pull the cluster, not expensive ~...
04-23-2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By pwells

How big a job is it to replace the evaporator...

How big a job is it to replace the evaporator temperature sensor? Any info on doing this would appreciated.

The car is a '99 E430.

Thanks in advance,

Peter
04-06-2004, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By pwells

What models suffer from these transmission issues...

What models suffer from these transmission issues and how do I check for the problem. My car is a 99 E430.

Thanks,

Peter
02-13-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By pwells

007 thanks for the info, do you know what is...

007 thanks for the info, do you know what is needed for the ignition switch?

Peter
02-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By pwells

What special tools are needed to remove the dash in 99 E430

What special tools are required to remove the dash in a '99 E430?

thanks,

Peter
01-29-2004, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By pwells

There is a known problem with something in the...

There is a known problem with something in the seat frame or seat mounting that wears out and results in the seats clicking when you move away from a stop having slowed down hard. There is no repair...
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By pwells

Wanted 1 or 2 '99 E430 17" OEM Sports Wheels

I have one wheel with a major ding and one with a slight bend on my '99 E430. The car is fitted with the 17" OEM wheels that came as part of the Sports package. Anyone got one or two wheels in good...
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