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Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By AUTOdidact

After removing the air filter assembly and the...

After removing the air filter assembly and the tube that contains the air mass sensor, you can enter the intake manifold from the back.

The lever of course sits at the FRONT side of the manifold,...
Yesterday, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By AUTOdidact

To check the lever at the back side of the intake...

To check the lever at the back side of the intake manifold you only have to remove the air filter assembly.

To get a view inside without taking off the manifold you will need some kind of...
06-15-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By AUTOdidact

No chance, no holder around that compensates the...

No chance, no holder around that compensates the "edge" of our facelift bumpers, not even for european plates.

Here in Austria we are allowed to use one license plate on up to 3 cars...
06-15-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By AUTOdidact

He really suggests the pre-facelift W211? The...

He really suggests the pre-facelift W211? The timing chain issue effects only a certain VIN-range (my car is within that, but still no problems...) while the SBC-brake is a money+safety issue AND has...
06-15-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By AUTOdidact

I think you even won't get a check engine light...

I think you even won't get a check engine light if plastic parts get sucked into the combustion chamber and bend your valves ;)

Before purchasing this metal lever (which also isn't cheap), I would...
06-14-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By AUTOdidact

What you get is always the OEM part from Pierburg...

What you get is always the OEM part from Pierburg (same plastic crap) - no reinforced aftermarket solutions available.
06-14-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By AUTOdidact

Mine (2007 MY) reaches max. 20 mpg at steady...

Mine (2007 MY) reaches max. 20 mpg at steady speed (130 km/h = 80 mph) at 2.800 rpm...

Fuel consumption of my 2003 S-Type 4.2 was 26-29 mpg at same speed and only 2.100 rpm.
06-13-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By AUTOdidact

The "clunk" - when "letting off the gas", and...

The "clunk" - when "letting off the gas", and only in sport mode - can come from ANYTHING (engine/ trans-mount, rubber flex plates...). This problem may or may not be related to the failure code.
...
06-12-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By AUTOdidact

P2767 code has NOTHING to do with the lockup...

P2767 code has NOTHING to do with the lockup solenoid, it surely refers to the speed sensor.

At the 5-speed, the sensor is part of and sits in the middle of the (inexpensive) conductor plate - so...
06-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By AUTOdidact

7 speed (722.9): refilling is from underneith...

7 speed (722.9): refilling is from underneith directly at the drain pan, hand pump + adapter required - search at eBay
5 speed (722.6): open hood, remove engine cover + intake assembly and use tube...
06-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By AUTOdidact

You have one for sure if your car is a v6/ v8 and...

You have one for sure if your car is a v6/ v8 and not AWD (4matic).

Of course you can also count the number of shifts :)
06-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By AUTOdidact

I would keep it simple (and cheap) at the...

I would keep it simple (and cheap) at the beginning - check the sensing surface for metal abrasion and replace the Y3/8n2 speed sensor. You find videos on YT. Before draining the fluid be sure you'll...
06-11-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By AUTOdidact

30.000 miles one owner... Never touch a...

30.000 miles one owner...

Never touch a (well) running system!

You may only consider changing the tensioners to prevent the timing chain failing which can lead to serious damage.
06-11-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By AUTOdidact

The E550 4matic (as all the AWD W211) is still...

The E550 4matic (as all the AWD W211) is still equipped with the older 5-Speed automatic and revs much higher at highway speed. With the RWD model you get the sportier 7G-tronic and better fuel...
05-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By AUTOdidact

Wrong post...

Wrong post...
05-06-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 75,903
Posted By AUTOdidact

You can use any oil that meets MB 229.5 or 229.51...

You can use any oil that meets MB 229.5 or 229.51 specs (Shell, Valvoline etc), either 0W30/40 or 5W30/40.
Here in Europe the "original", highly recommended Mobil 1 new life 0W40 isnīt available a...
04-27-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By AUTOdidact

If you already changed the transmission, it may...

If you already changed the transmission, it may not have been the problem ;)

Take a look at the rubber flex plates between trans/driveshaft and driveshaft/differential.
04-19-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By AUTOdidact

Maybe the wheels haven't been properly balanced...

Maybe the wheels haven't been properly balanced after the repair. I would start checking this.
04-14-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By AUTOdidact

I would have said keep it original, but that's...

I would have said keep it original, but that's too late now ;)
03-30-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By AUTOdidact

And they all got bad the same time? ;)

And they all got bad the same time? ;)
03-25-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

Min /max marks on the special dipstick used with...

Min /max marks on the special dipstick used with the 722.6 trans are very close together - I cannot imagine provenance makes a big difference here ;)

PS: The little plastic disc in the center of...
03-25-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

The fluid shouldnīt drip at all, because if it...

The fluid shouldnīt drip at all, because if it does that, itīs also leaking into the conductor plateīs port (same height).
"Cold level" is even lower than the lower part of conductor plate while the...
03-25-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By AUTOdidact

Itīs just a drop-in part - will install this and...

Itīs just a drop-in part - will install this and the overlap control sleeve kit on my 722.6 within the next days...
03-25-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By AUTOdidact

Iīve posted a YouTube tutorial on my 2006 (2007...

Iīve posted a YouTube tutorial on my 2006 (2007 model year) E 500:

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/737921-first-diy-oil-change-torque-specs-e550.html#post7699759

Engine is similar to...
03-24-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

PS: Be aware the fluid isn't hot when doing this!...

PS: Be aware the fluid isn't hot when doing this! Hot trans fluid expends a lot and the level could rise up where the connector sits.
Eventually jack the car up on the corner the plug is mounted...
03-23-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

Sorry, pilot bushing, not bearing, but this is a...

Sorry, pilot bushing, not bearing, but this is a misleading term anyway...
03-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

Yes, the barrier is supposed to be inside the...

Yes, the barrier is supposed to be inside the cable, and all the w211 models shall have it "already". 722.6 trans is on the market since 1996...

The plug connects from outside directly to the...
03-23-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By AUTOdidact

Yes, that's it. Your 2006 model should already be...

Yes, that's it. Your 2006 model should already be equipped with an oil barrier so the oil can't get up into the control unit any more, but still contact failures could occur due to oil contamination.
03-23-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By AUTOdidact

The outer o-ring seals to the transmission...

The outer o-ring seals to the transmission housing (and prevents leaking to the outside), the inner to the conductor plate - this prevents oil leaking through the adapter into the plug.

It's a...
03-23-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By AUTOdidact

This may be caused by the adapter plug (has been...

This may be caused by the adapter plug (has been redesigned several times and should be renewed at every fluid change anyway) or simply a weak battery.

Go the easy way and check the battery first...
03-23-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By AUTOdidact

The OE part numbers (one side front lower...

The OE part numbers (one side front lower suspension arm, part numbers are identical left and right) for your and my car are:
A2203309807 (3 roller bearings: 1 front, 2 rear - these are pressed in...
03-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By AUTOdidact

1. There shouldnīt be a gap between front fender...

1. There shouldnīt be a gap between front fender and bumper next to the headlight - the bumper is mounted too low.
2. One of the sprags may have flipped, a typical problem of the 722.6 trans.
3....
03-22-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By AUTOdidact

In case youīre talking about the FRONT...

In case youīre talking about the FRONT suspension, we have the same problem. One front roller bearing (fluid-filled) leaks, so I must replace this - already purchased OE bearings (Mercedes offers an...
03-17-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By AUTOdidact

For MB workshops it's always the fluid because...

For MB workshops it's always the fluid because they can't / are not allowed to do anything else on the transmission ;)

To my experience a fluid change may improve shift quality but never fixes a...
03-17-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By AUTOdidact

It's the OM646.

It's the OM646.
03-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By AUTOdidact

At least displacement (2148 cm3) is the same, but...

At least displacement (2148 cm3) is the same, but the 220 seems to have balance shafts, the weaker variant not.
03-15-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By AUTOdidact

Obviously you need an adapter...

Obviously you need an adapter (https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-7415-Filling-Mercedes/dp/B01D4QBOYW) and a pump.
03-14-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By AUTOdidact

NAG (neues Automatikgetriebe - new automatic...

NAG (neues Automatikgetriebe - new automatic gearbox) 2 is only another term for the 7-speed automatic 722.9, NAG was the 5-speed (722.6).
03-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

The day I purchased my car and first drove it at...

The day I purchased my car and first drove it at highway speed I was convinced 5th gear is missing because at 130 km/h (= 80 mph) it runs at around 2.800 rpm and I only recognized 3 shifts (in C-mode...
03-14-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By AUTOdidact

He already pulled a code (p0894), that's a...

He already pulled a code (p0894), that's a "slipping" code.

Of course the sensors may not be able to distinguish between slippage due to worn clutch material and the clutch turning freely because...
03-13-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By AUTOdidact

... if itīs worn out. You can visually check the...

... if itīs worn out. You can visually check the rubber insert and try to move the driveshaft where itīs connected to the transmission.

Also check the rubber flex discs on both ends of the...
03-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By AUTOdidact

The longer cables belong to the exhaust (outer)...

The longer cables belong to the exhaust (outer) cams, the shorter to the intake (inner) cams.

On the passenger side there is a far bigger difference in lenght so the cables wonīt fit in a wrong...
03-13-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By AUTOdidact

Due to a diagram I found, in 1st gear B2, B3...

Due to a diagram I found, in 1st gear B2, B3 brakes and K3 clutch are applied, in 2nd B1, B2 brakes and K3 clutch.

3rd gear would require B2 brake, K1 and K3 clutches applied, so maybe K1 clutch...
03-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

Aha, so you didnīt follow my video in this point...

Aha, so you didnīt follow my video in this point :mercy:

It seems at non-4matic-models there isnīt a frame besides. Mine is also a MY 2007 (facelift), but production date was 2006.

PS: Congrats...
03-13-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

In fact it doesnīt need to be messy at all if you...

In fact it doesnīt need to be messy at all if you wear disposable gloves, place a piece of paper/ plastic/ wood between the drain plug and the carīs frame when opening the plug and hold it there for...
03-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By AUTOdidact

First you should always check the fluid level,...

First you should always check the fluid level, maybe itīs a bit too low. Therefor you need a special dipstick (+ fill cap and lock pin to reclose the fill tube) available at eBay, Amazon etc.
03-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By AUTOdidact

The correct spec for your car (M113 engine) is...

The correct spec for your car (M113 engine) is 325.6 or 326.6 (premix), not 325.0/ 326.0:

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/320.1_de.html

This would mean G40 (only), they changed it...
03-10-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By AUTOdidact

Thatīs the resource I use for searching part...

Thatīs the resource I use for searching part numbers (NOT to purchase, itīs mostly cheaper somewhere else):

https://www.online-teile.com/en/

This German website covers lots of brands and ist...
03-10-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
Posted By AUTOdidact

Did you only change out the shocks and springs or...

Did you only change out the shocks and springs or have suspension parts also been removed and reinstalled? Or loosened and tightened again?

If the suspension arms with their roller bearings were...
03-10-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

You're welcome! I made an opposite experience...

You're welcome! I made an opposite experience with the ramps and my 1998 Seville (they don't fit underneith), will have to use a jack there... ;)
03-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By AUTOdidact

Not necessarily - afterwards you have a less...

Not necessarily - afterwards you have a less stiff connection between engine and driveshaft, so the shifts will seem softer anyway, NO MATTER what the problem is.

Further kickdown at higher gears...
03-09-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
Posted By AUTOdidact

Sorry, was a weird idea... But have you compared...

Sorry, was a weird idea... But have you compared the part numbers (24-069052 for front)?

This number ist also on one of CDIJeffīs fotos, and struts with the same number shouldnīt be different at...
03-09-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 75,903
Posted By AUTOdidact

The TCC doesn't engage in a smooth way but in 2-4...

The TCC doesn't engage in a smooth way but in 2-4 "steps" especially after shifting 2-3 and 3-4. The dealership once made a flush which of course didn't help (to my experience a fluid change/flush...
03-09-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By AUTOdidact

You may also check the driveshaft's middle...

You may also check the driveshaft's middle bearing and the two rubber flexplates.

Torque that reaches these parts is much higher at lower gears.
03-08-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
Posted By AUTOdidact

There are different part numbers for front...

There are different part numbers for front (24-069052) and rear (24-069069) - probably you mixed them up (?)

If the bolts are tightened before the car is lowered down, the suspension may brace,...
03-08-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 75,903
Posted By AUTOdidact

2006 E500 (5,5 L) 4matic 103.000 miles...

2006
E500 (5,5 L) 4matic
103.000 miles (purchased 2013 at 62.000 from MB-dealer)

transfer case (directly at the first day - warranty)
TCC lockup problems - donīt get worse since 2013, maybe I...
03-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

At least it's the preferred method at official...

At least it's the preferred method at official Mercedes workshops (other workshops always drain) here in Europe. They save time and still charge us enough money.
I doubt all the dirt (that collects...
03-07-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bk6sr4sh8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bk6sr4sh8Y
03-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By AUTOdidact

Thatīs correct - the oil filter-spec is also...

Thatīs correct - the oil filter-spec is also written directly on the cap (25 Nm = 18 ft-lb).

Iīve just posted my first YouTube-tutorial on exactly this oil change (in Europe our car ist badged as...
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