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09-14-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By fritza2tt

Manofsteel, you are young and still have a lot to...

Manofsteel, you are young and still have a lot to learn. When you are looking at a car with a 100K miles on it and the paint and the windshield are original, not chipped or cracked, it gives you a...
09-14-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG AND 2012 S63 AMG

Manofsteel, Itís not about money, itís about appreciating what was possible to acchieve by the AMG engineers. Like my 2007 ML63 AMG. It has a naturally aspirated racing engine that puts out 503 HP...
09-14-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By fritza2tt

Manofsteel, it takes no brains to spend money! ...

Manofsteel, it takes no brains to spend money! :-))) You can do all you want to do if you have enough loot to buy one new and still have it under warranty. But there is more to a fine car like this,...
09-11-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By fritza2tt

2012 S63 AMG

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I recently acquired a black 2012 S63 AMG with almost 95,000 miles on it....
08-29-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG

Eddie, all depends on what it costs. If it is a fire sale, might be worth it. I just bought a 2012 S63 AMG and had considered trading my ML63 AMG, now with 125,000 on it. My engine and A/T and most...
07-09-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

Update on 2007 ML63 AMG - Rodean tires have...

Update on 2007 ML63 AMG - Rodean tires have become noisy, but everything else is great. Coming up on 125,000 miles. No issues with the engine or transmission. Am getting excellent mileage. Last 7,364...
01-07-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,220
Posted By fritza2tt

My 2007 ML63 AMG now has 117,000 miles on it....

My 2007 ML63 AMG now has 117,000 miles on it. When I got it a couple of years ago with 100K on it, I had a local master mechanic replace all four airbags, one strut he found leaking and the air...
01-07-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,926
Posted By fritza2tt

P0128 stuck open thermostat

Whoa! Don't rush into changing the thermostat, especially after an outside air "temperature drop". I had this problem a couple of days ago. It was cold, below freezing, and I started out driving...
11-03-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 305,769
Posted By fritza2tt

TimmyJ, Re-reading one of my earlier comments I...

TimmyJ,
Re-reading one of my earlier comments I remembered that a few years ago I replaced the ignition key lock and that resolved my issue with warning lights coming on. Things do wear out. :-)
11-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 305,769
Posted By fritza2tt

Still driving the old 1987 300D Turbo (285,000...

Still driving the old 1987 300D Turbo (285,000 miles) and now I know what turns on my ABS light: it's the right front speed sensor cable, making ground in a right turn. Stepping on the brakes during...
10-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

Hi, you sound like a man after my own heart, not...

Hi, you sound like a man after my own heart, not afraid to tackle something new and willing to get your hands dirty. I bought my 2007 ML63 AMG almost two years ago and I love it. I was lucky in...
09-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,273
Posted By fritza2tt

Great to read all these comments, BUT hate to see...

Great to read all these comments, BUT hate to see the ML63 referred to as a truck. They came off a truck chassis some time ago and are unibodies now, same as regular cars. At slow speeds the ML63 may...
08-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG long term

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Mine has 112,000 miles on it now and the engine and transmission work flawlessly. In suburban driving and some free way Interstate now and then, I have averaged from the beginning, a year and...
07-18-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

Do NOT get those...? :-))) Look, I would not...

Do NOT get those...? :-)))
Look, I would not say that. It all depends on which one you get when you buy one used. Chances are, who ever the owner of an expensive rig like this was, had properly...
07-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

Do not get those... :-)))

[QUOTE=executive13;6500733]
07-10-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML 63 AMG

A 2007 ML63 AMG is what I have. When you go over 100,000 miles some additional maintenance may be required. Mine developed a slight oil leak. The oil came from a hardened o-ring in the oil cooler...
07-10-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

ML63

Gab, for regular commuting it will not be fuel wise, tires and brakes wise the least expensive vehicle to drive. But I have a few suggestions that may help you to keep costs down. One is speed. If...
06-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

The iop idler pulley must be taking the most...

The iop idler pulley must be taking the most abuse because it is under a high tension spring load and the belt makes a u-turn around it. Without lubrication and the high RPMs thse engines are capable...
05-22-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,273
Posted By fritza2tt

Red60R, 110,000 plus miles on my 2007 ML63 AMG....

Red60R, 110,000 plus miles on my 2007 ML63 AMG. As you can see above, I bought it at less than 100,000 miles 15 months ago, thoroughly went over it and took care of a couple of items that came up...
05-22-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,273
Posted By fritza2tt

Tires...

As far as tires are concerned, especially for older folks like myself, Walmart Nexen Roadians are excellent. They are good for year round, meet the ratings, are ok for 150 mph and only cost $136 each...
05-10-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 305,769
Posted By fritza2tt

Just went through all the reports and did not see...

Just went through all the reports and did not see what happened to me. Sorry, just noticed that there are 5 more pages! I must not be alone.
Here goes. I think my problem with having the ABS...
03-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,995
Posted By fritza2tt

I bought mine a year ago in mint condition with...

I bought mine a year ago in mint condition with 100K on it. Did a complete service on it and bought an airbag kit/compressor kit from Arnott and had it installed. A few months ago the idler pulley...
12-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,273
Posted By fritza2tt

Thanks AVB-AMG :-) To own and take care of an...

Thanks AVB-AMG :-)
To own and take care of an engine as is in the 2007 ML63 AMG becomes a labor of love. You wrote that it "still is putting a smile on my face every time I drive it!" I have had...
12-03-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,696
Posted By fritza2tt

I have a 2007 ML63 AMG, now with 106,000 miles on...

I have a 2007 ML63 AMG, now with 106,000 miles on it. I love it, even though things keep cropping up. Last thing was the alarm siren/horn started to blow and I had to drive it to have it shut off....
11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By fritza2tt

If the rear differential and 7-speed transmission...

If the rear differential and 7-speed transmission are the same as on a 2007 ML63 AMG, then the RPM should be right at about 1,800 at 60 mph
11-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,273
Posted By fritza2tt

63BPB I bought one just like yours 9 months ago...

63BPB
I bought one just like yours 9 months ago and I love it. What I did first was to change the oil, the fluids in the radiator and the brake system, all filters including the one in the cabin and...
11-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,849
Posted By fritza2tt

I would like to endorse these figures as pretty...

I would like to endorse these figures as pretty correct and accurate. I have a 2007 ML63 AMG, and admittedly I baby it since it now has 105,000+ miles on it. It still performs flawlessly. The last...
10-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

Fuel consumption

Bazman, I know you replied to "executive13", but let me weigh in on fuel consumption too. Like you I kept records over the last 5,260.9 miles. I bought 322.08 gallons of fuel and this averaged out to...
10-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

The reason I could not start the AMG was the...

The reason I could not start the AMG was the start button, when I replaced it with the key, the engine started right away. This is a good thing to know and to remember! :-)
10-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

Thanks Bazman. Let me also say that there are...

Thanks Bazman. Let me also say that there are enough times to have trouble without looking for them by making changes and "improvements". For example, after 100,000 miles I thought it was a good idea...
08-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By fritza2tt

Fun driving an ML63 AMG

Yesterday we went to lunch in our ML63 AMG (SUV, see below.) Iím 85 and have not slowed down yet. :-)

We were driving leisurely down highway 92 at 55 MPH when we caught up with a car ...
08-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,063
Posted By fritza2tt

The cruise control came on regularly when it was...

The cruise control came on regularly when it was hot and preferably also humid outside and would not work at all when it was cold and dry. This pointed to a cruise control ground resistance problem,...
08-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,063
Posted By fritza2tt

All of the things you mention work perfectly in...

All of the things you mention work perfectly in my car, it's the intermittent operation which has me puzzled and which could well be an issue with all cruise controls, since they all disconnect when...
08-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,063
Posted By fritza2tt

Plutoe, Sorry, I may have mislabeled the cruise...

Plutoe, Sorry, I may have mislabeled the cruise control innards, but the operation basically is the same, and that's what I am interested in.
08-18-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,063
Posted By fritza2tt

Intermittent cruise control on 1987 300D Turbo

I too have an intermittent problem with my cruise control and would like to know if anyone has had the same experience and what the resolve was for the problem.
In my case the cruise control will...
08-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 34,425
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG issues

Good grief! You guys seem to be out to see how fast you can destroy a good machine. Mine is a 2007 ML63 AMG, now with over 104,000 miles on it. It's always been serviced properly and been taken care...
07-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

Sludge and carbon build-up

I am being picked on mightily in this column and am surprised that Tomabram agreed with me a little. I am no automotive engineer, just have lots of life-long experience. From what I know, engine...
07-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

Glutons for punishment...

Tomabram, you got me. :-)))
When I researched the early reports on this engine, I'm sure it was stated somewhere. one of these engines from a wreck may cost you $8K plus labor.
You can also check...
07-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,849
Posted By fritza2tt

ML63 Fuel consumption...

Tomabram, that's great! I assume this applies to your 2010 ML63. (Mine is a 2007 ML63 AMG.) Which engine do you have?
07-10-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,849
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG fuel consumption

AVB, I can corroborate your figures. They are pretty much what I get too.
I would like to take exception with some of the previous comments. For example 7th gear works just fine, at 50 mph and...
06-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,057
Posted By fritza2tt

'ML63 AMG' How many miles did you get on your...

'ML63 AMG'
How many miles did you get on your first set and what did you pay for the second?
06-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,057
Posted By fritza2tt

20 inch Tires for ML53 AMG

I bought a couple of these tires and will get two more as soon as they are needed. After three thousand miles there is no sign of wear detectable. They track straight and run silent. :-)

Check...
05-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

What is affected by 'tuning'? A smoother ride?...

What is affected by 'tuning'? A smoother ride? More acceleration? I could see where lighter wheel assemblies (rotors, rims and tires) would decrease un-sprung weight and that would give you a...
05-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,849
Posted By fritza2tt

who can get it the lowest:

[QUOTE=Rippin'AV;5687041]LOL :287374 We should start a thread where everyone posts pictures of the trip computer and see who can get it the lowest :
Click on the pictures to enlarge it. Note: This...
05-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

ML63 AMG - Senior Member Don't throw the old...

ML63 AMG - Senior Member
Don't throw the old rotors away. If they will fit my 2007 (15.4" in the front, smaller in the back) I'll take them and pay for the shipping. :-)
05-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

1. Paddle shift conversion 2. Lower the car,...

1. Paddle shift conversion
2. Lower the car, ( I did this via star )
3. Center muffler delete
4. Led tail conversion
5. Side view mirror conversion
6. 21 " twin 5 spoke wheels and tires...
05-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

My 2007 ML63 AMG has a jewel of an engine, not to...

My 2007 ML63 AMG has a jewel of an engine, not to mention the rest 0f it. It is a collector's item, a work of art worthy of being preserved as long as possible.
Check out:...
05-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

What you advise was what Dr. Porsche also said...

What you advise was what Dr. Porsche also said about the VW four cylinder air cooled engine, but I think it was mostly to keep the air coming so the engine would not overheat. (his words were "Der...
05-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

You guys are gluttons for punishment. Keep...

You guys are gluttons for punishment. Keep screwing with this jewel of an engine and you'll wind up blowing it up! The cost of a new replacement engine is $60K!
05-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,309
Posted By fritza2tt

Your message was from a year ago. My 2007 ML63...

Your message was from a year ago. My 2007 ML63 AMG now with 102,000 miles on it is a pleasure to drive the way it is. I would not dream of messing with it. Matter of fact I hardly ever exceed 2,000...
05-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By fritza2tt

2007 ML63 AMG issues

I have a 2007 ML63 AMG in show room condition, but a couple of things bother me. One, the tail gate unlatches and releases but does not rise automatically. The struts support the tail gate in any...
03-19-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By fritza2tt

100,000 miles later, car still ran perfectly...

100,000 miles later, car still ran perfectly until this week when it would not start. The engine cranked effortlessly but showed no glow plug light on the dash. Checked the glow plug controller and...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 33,226
Posted By fritza2tt

I have a 2007 ML63 AMG with over 100,000 miles on...

I have a 2007 ML63 AMG with over 100,000 miles on it. I bought it recently and am not the first owner. It still looks like new inside and out and runs perfectly. I am not about to abuse it. These...
02-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,623
Posted By fritza2tt

I also have only one key for my 2007 ML63 AMG....

I also have only one key for my 2007 ML63 AMG. Found an un programmed key for $160. How do I get it programmed?
09-17-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,212
Posted By fritza2tt

John, from Friedolin. In my post above I reported...

John, from Friedolin. In my post above I reported on a vibration which came from the wheels. At one time I hit the curb slightly, enough to get a wheel alignment because of it. But one or two rims...
07-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

Spark plugs

Grane, that was excellent advice. I'll do that too when the time comes. I now have 145,000 miles on the original plugs in our '98 E320 and am beginning to wonder what they will look like when they...
06-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

1998 E320 sparkplugs

Thanks Paul. More years have passed since we last talked on this forum. I'm now 82, still have the 1998 E320 but with 146,000 miles on it and still with original sparkplugs in the engine. My wife...
05-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,305
Posted By fritza2tt

'87 300D Turbo, A/C problem

The R-12 A/C Freon was leaking somewhere. We finally realized that the Freon pressure switch which controls the fan operation in front of the radiator was not working. We replaced this switch a...
05-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By fritza2tt

'87 300D Turbo, engine will not turn over

This happened to me, hard to diagnose but easy to fix. The problem was in the harness connector which is located inboard next to the fusebox. Pull the connector out and push it back in again,...
03-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

Some time passed in the meantime. No more...

Some time passed in the meantime. No more troubles with the MAS. I have made a point not to mess with the air cleaner filter and will not allow anyone to inspect it. That's when the problem...
02-07-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,636
Posted By fritza2tt

Headlight condensation on 98 E320. When I...

Headlight condensation on 98 E320.
When I washed the car the front of the car got sprayed really good. Later on I noticed a lot of condensation on both left side lamps.
The housing is supposed...
01-22-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,979
Posted By fritza2tt

I have a 98 E320 with 140,000 miles, the original...

I have a 98 E320 with 140,000 miles, the original plugs, O2 sensors and Mass Air Sensor. Am using the car to run from south of Atlanta to Nashville (275 miles one way on half a tank full.) Only fix...
05-05-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,791
Posted By fritza2tt

In my 98 E320 the left inside headlight does not...

In my 98 E320 the left inside headlight does not work. Bulb was ok and we checked all the fuses, including the fuses next to the lamp module. Does Mercedes have a kit out for this malfunction? We...
03-17-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,433
Posted By fritza2tt

Octopie99 - The hard shifting was in my 1987...

Octopie99 - The hard shifting was in my 1987 E300D Turbo and it's been a while since I had posted the message. In the meantime I resolved the issue with the hard shifting. It was lack of vacuum,...
08-04-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,433
Posted By fritza2tt

Transmission shifting...

Hate to tell the doom sayers that my '87 300D Turbo, 164,000 mile auto transmission works like new again! My MECH went to work and changed all vacuum lines, the modulator, a couple of other items...
08-03-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,212
Posted By fritza2tt

My vibration on my '98 E320 for years comes and...

My vibration on my '98 E320 for years comes and goes like it was caused by a harmonic from two sources, which re-inforce and cancel each other out. I found one wheel rim which wobbled ever so...
01-14-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By fritza2tt

Engine won't turn over

Mystery solved!
Nothing was worn out or broken. The car is in very good shape with only 162,000 miles. After 21 years , however, electric connections are corroding. In this case, there was next...
01-11-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By fritza2tt

Engine won't turn over

Thanks guys, I copied all responses, two pages worth, will go over everything by the numbers and hopefully get it fixed.
01-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By fritza2tt

Engine wonít turn overÖ

Just had the same problem with my 1987 300D Turbo. Checked the fuse box and tightened what looked like a fuseable link (glow plugs?) and then the engine started again.
It worked normally for a few...
03-25-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,433
Posted By fritza2tt

Flex disks...

Thanks 'shadowgriffin'.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-24-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By fritza2tt

'87 300D Turbo

Eric,
hope I copied your e-mail address right. :-) Do you still want a nice Diesel picture? This is an 87 300D Turbo, 20 years old and in near perfect condition! It spent most of its life in...
03-24-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,433
Posted By fritza2tt

87 300D Turbo

I have this lag problem also when I first start out in the morning: I shift into drive and after a while the car starts to move. Had the transmission fluid and filter changed, made no difference. ...
11-10-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,819
Posted By fritza2tt

I just bought my last car (I'm 77.) It is a 20...

I just bought my last car (I'm 77.) It is a 20 year old 1987 300D Turbo with 138,000 miles on it, and believe it or not, it is still almost like new. It came from California and I drove it back to...
08-18-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

spark plugs [email protected]#$%^&*

mleskovar, thanks for your comments. But now you raised the issue with the plug boots and the wires. They harden and by removing them you probably do more damage than good.
Let's get back to...
08-18-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

spark plugs [email protected]#$%^&*

Paul, I'm 77 years old and drive the E320 like a Diesel. Hardly ever get the RPM above 2,500. On the Interstate it is less than 3,000 RPM. In suburban driving I average 27mpg on the tank full, on...
08-18-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

Spark plug life...

mleskovar, you gave me the answer I was looking for: "They could have gone another 100K miles."
That's what we used to do with aircraft spark plugs over 50 years ago, take them out, clean them,...
08-02-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

[email protected]#$%^&*

Thank you Paul, for your comments. Yes, at 103,000 miles they are still the original plugs. I have been watching the fuel consuption carefully and figured that it would become obvious when the...
08-02-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,084
Posted By fritza2tt

I'm thinking of replacing the plugs on our '98...

I'm thinking of replacing the plugs on our '98 E320 (103,000 miles) with Autolite Platinum Pro AUTLT (Advance Autoparts Part No. APP3924) - GUARANTEED FOR 5 YEARS AND 50k. COST: $50 FOR 12 PLUGS. ...
06-06-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

Air Mass [email protected]#$%^&*

Foxden, are we talking about the same thing? I tried them at http://www.importeccatalog.com/ and this is what they offered for our '98 E320: B3130-98298 Air Mass Meter Bosch IN STOCK $316.00...
05-28-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,528
Posted By fritza2tt

Front brakes...

If your rotors wore smoothly, chances are that you do not have to replace them for the time being. Rotors can last one or even two brake pad replacements. I did the front brakes on ours for about...
05-24-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By fritza2tt

P0170, P0173

I just went through the same routine. In my case, with a '98 E320, 88,000 miles, I noticed that the lights came on in stop and go traffic, when I touched the brakes! I finally realized that the...
05-23-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

Mass Air Meter sensor

I bought a MAM sensor for our '98 E320 for $145 plus $13 S/H from [email protected] and installed it today. The sensor fits the 112 engine but in my case the barbs are a bit different and the...
05-21-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By fritza2tt

Lamp failure

I had one a while back, it like to drove me nuts. The warning would come on and when I checked, everything was working! Was not able to fix the problem until the bulb that caused it fell out of the...
05-20-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,907
Posted By fritza2tt

E430 vs E320 gas consumption

Hate to tell you guys, but driven carefully, the E320 yields outstanding gas mileage. Just made a 2011.9 mile roundtrip from Griffin, Ga to the Bronx, NY. I fueled four times, for a total 68.46...
05-16-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,798
Posted By fritza2tt

Cleaning MAM sensor

OmeyHomey, Thank you for the suggestion. I'll do it as you sugested, the next time the CEL comes on. And also, how about cleaning the throttle body with spray aerosol air-intake cleaner? I have...
05-16-2005, 11:32 AM
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Posted By fritza2tt

Mass Air Meters

Today is the 16th of May, one day left at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7973890171&ssPageName=ADME:B:BN:MT:1
This guy has 10 new MAS at $145, plus $13 S/H. (I hope...
05-15-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

Mass Air Meter

HT, the $165 MAM is new but works on a V-8 engine only. Its casing is molded differently from the one that goes into a V-6 engine. The one for $180 may be the correct one for a V-6 and is new also....
05-15-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

Mass Air Meter

The $165 MAM are for V-8 engines! The correct MB No. for a 1998-02 E320 MAM, as far as I can tell is 112 094 00 48
05-14-2005, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By fritza2tt

P0170, P0173

About electronic engine warning lights. Before you go buying a replacement MAS for three, four hundred bucks, consider cleaning the old one with non-residue carburetor or brake cleaning fluid. I...
06-11-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By fritza2tt

improper tire mounting can be the cause of warped...

improper tire mounting can be the cause of warped rotors. If you over torque the first nut and then continue to tighten the others, the tension on the first bolt increases further and this can lead...
05-30-2004, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By fritza2tt

brake pad replacement

Thanks, all. Really, once you do one side, you realize how well engineered this car is. The only additional tool I had to get was the 7 mm Alan wrench. Observations: the lip on the outside edge of...
05-28-2004, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By fritza2tt

brake pads

Darkmann, if you have original brake pads, they should be beveled so you can push your fingernail in between the pad and the rotor. I think as long as you can do this, there is plenty of brake pad...
05-28-2004, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By fritza2tt

brake pads

I am replacing the front brake pads on our 98 E320 Sedan and need a little guidance as to what to do and what not do.
09-07-2003, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,549
Posted By fritza2tt

Correction! Just re-read my post and realized I...

Correction! Just re-read my post and realized I was off by only 10 years. My last Diesel was a '96 and was replaced with a '98 E320! (Knew something did not look right.) Happens when you get to...
09-06-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,549
Posted By fritza2tt

How old?

74 years young! My first one was a '64 190 Diesel automatic. Always had Diesels later on until the last one, an '86 which did not run right after it was broken in. Took to surging at highway...
09-03-2003, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By fritza2tt

Good post, bigtire. But pray tell, whatever did...

Good post, bigtire. But pray tell, whatever did we do before we had sensors? My suggestion would be, if it's a new car or if the old girl is going to drive your car, then better make sure that you...
09-03-2003, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By fritza2tt

10 yrs/150,000 mile engine warranty

A year ago when MB switched to recommended synthetic engine oil, as part of a suit settlement, we were notified that "To demonstrate our commitment to superior performance and quality, we will cover...
09-03-2003, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By fritza2tt

Did you look for oil spots below the engine where...

Did you look for oil spots below the engine where you park? What is your fuel consumption. This should tell you if everything is normal or not inside the cylinders and the engine oil seals.
I had...
09-03-2003, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By fritza2tt

You were guessing. The E320 does 30MPH in third,...

You were guessing. The E320 does 30MPH in third, 45MPH in fourth and 55MPH in overdrive when the engine turns at 2,000RPM. The transmission adapts to your driving habits. If you are going for fuel...
09-03-2003, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By fritza2tt

Pull the wheels off and visually inspect the...

Pull the wheels off and visually inspect the pads. The original pads are beveled on the side so you can slide your finger nail under the edge of the pad. If you can, then there is still plenty of...
08-27-2003, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By fritza2tt

Fuel economy on SUPER. not high test

Dema, remeber, NO 'Jack Rabbit Starts! Be very gentle on the accellerator. :o
08-25-2003, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By fritza2tt

Smile Fuel economy on SUPER. not high test

Most of the messages seem to be concerned with hotrodding. How dull! I used to drive Diesels before and found that my '98 E320 Engine is as efficient on gasoline as the 300 Diesels were 30 years...
08-25-2003, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,216
Posted By fritza2tt

Wink Tire noise

Jim, tire noise? Same problem with the standard 16" tires. You hear and feel it as a harmonic, comes and goes, like the Chinese water torture. Dealer was no help. Then I took matters in my own...
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