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Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Rudeney

The part varies by model year. post your VIN and...

The part varies by model year. post your VIN and I can lookup the proper part number.
Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Rudeney

There is actually another o-ring hidden inside...

There is actually another o-ring hidden inside the filter cap where the shaft attaches. The shaft just snaps into the cap, but I'd recommend not trying to remove it because the plastic tends to be...
Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Rudeney

None of my cars will have Carfax maintenance...

None of my cars will have Carfax maintenance records (except for tire), but I think they have very well maintained. :)
Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Rudeney

Plastic welded. But you can still work on it. ...

Plastic welded. But you can still work on it. You'll just need to use epoxy to reassemble it after drilling out the the plastic "rivets".
Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Rudeney

As I said, I just posted what was in WIS. ...

As I said, I just posted what was in WIS. Looking at the wiring diagram I posted, B24/16 is the trunk angle sensor and it has three wires connected to it: Brown/Violet, Gray/Blue, and Red/Yellow....
06-15-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Rudeney

If you are very computer savvy, you can build an...

If you are very computer savvy, you can build an SDS setup yourself, but the easiest thing to do is buy one that comes with a used laptop (like a Dell D630) with everything pre-installed an working.
06-15-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Rudeney

Those photos came from SDS, so they are just for...

Those photos came from SDS, so they are just for demonstration. AS I stated, the soft top control module uses a direct-wired signal from that sensor. I no longer have a W209 cabriolet, so I cant;...
06-15-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,311
Posted By Rudeney

Parts counter guys can be notoriously uninformed....

Parts counter guys can be notoriously uninformed. The other day, I went to buy some new lug bolts for the ML350 (kid's friend changed her tire on the side of the road and lost several). The parts...
06-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rudeney

Yes. In the photo below (that I borrowed from a...

Yes. In the photo below (that I borrowed from a benzworld post), it shows where the diptube comes out. The white plastic pice is not part of the dip tube - that's the end of the home made dipstick...
06-15-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rudeney

Since you are really wanted an updated style car,...

Since you are really wanted an updated style car, with the bumpers, headlights and even the steering wheel, have you considered selling yours and buying a MY2009+ with what you want? It would...
06-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car's model year, and your location (at least country). This information will then...
06-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Rudeney

OK, I did a bit more research on this. I...

OK, I did a bit more research on this. I "assumed" that the soft top control unit used the locked/open sensor located int h latch. That's what the LED indicator on the driver's door switch panel...
06-14-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Rudeney

Could be, but also failure of the IR sensor in...

Could be, but also failure of the IR sensor in the door handle is very common.
06-14-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rudeney

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k...

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k miles, so it had about 8 oil changes with Mobil 1 0w40 (sucked out with the Mityvac). I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very clean and free of...
06-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rudeney

The shop dipstick for the transmission does in...

The shop dipstick for the transmission does in fact leave a good bit outside the tube. You check the fluid with the engine running, in park, after shifting through all gears.
06-14-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rudeney

SDS = Star Diagnosis System, a.k.a. Xenry or DAS....

SDS = Star Diagnosis System, a.k.a. Xenry or DAS. Look at trading sites like Alibaba or DHGate. You'll see them called "C3" or "C4" I think Bobterry999 recently posted a link to a setup he liked.
06-14-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rudeney

A vulture, picking the bones! :)

A vulture, picking the bones! :)
06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Rudeney

What is the EXACT message? I suspect you are not...

What is the EXACT message? I suspect you are not int he USA because we call it a "trunk" and not a "boot", so the message may be slightly different, but here's what's in the owner's manual:


...
06-12-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rudeney

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A...

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A LOT. My guess is that it's pumped over 500 quarts of oil and needs new seals (which really just means I need a new Mityvac). It does work much better...
06-12-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Rudeney

I always just use the traditional gray "metal" JB...

I always just use the traditional gray "metal" JB Weld. It required overnight to set, but it's never let me down. I've used other "fast setting" plastic epoxies and not had good luck.
06-12-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rudeney

I don't think you are going to get what you want...

I don't think you are going to get what you want from the forum. You should probably get your own copy of SDS which includes WIS and EPC so you can lookup the parts you will need.
06-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

Oh no, I;d have to fix mine! I have the...

Oh no, I;d have to fix mine! I have the multi-contour seats and often use the "pulse" feature when my back is tired. I especially like it on long drives as its randomness helps keep me alert.
06-12-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

As I explained, that's the perfectly normal sound...

As I explained, that's the perfectly normal sound of the SBC (Sensatronic Brake Control) pump pressurizing the brake fluid. Each time the car "wakes up", it goes through various checks and if the...
06-12-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Rudeney

It's a vent hose so that it "burps" out air as...

It's a vent hose so that it "burps" out air as you fill the reservoir. It's needed since the filler tube is long and narrow. Without it, you'd have to pour a very small stream of fluid to prevent...
06-12-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

I just poked around in SDS "simulation" mode and...

I just poked around in SDS "simulation" mode and I do not see any SCN coding for the front SAMs. Of course "simulation" mode is not 100% the same as live mode, but usually it does show when SCN...
06-12-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Rudeney

In my experience i have found that genuine MBZ...

In my experience i have found that genuine MBZ pads perform the best. I've tried Akebono (which were crap) and Porterfield Kevlar pads, which were only about 90% as good as OE pads. Yes, the MBZ...
06-12-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
06-12-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Rudeney

You can do it wither way - lift the engine or...

You can do it wither way - lift the engine or drop the subframe. Since you have to support and slightly life the engine to remove the subframe anyhow, and the subframe removal requires removing with...
06-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rudeney

Whenever I'm in an accident and it's not my fault...

Whenever I'm in an accident and it's not my fault (that would be all but one), I call the at-fault's insurance directly and file a claim. One of the first things I say when they start recording is...
06-11-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

If the trunk latch is broken, it can cause the...

If the trunk latch is broken, it can cause the PSE pump to run periodically with the engine on or off. If it runs continuously with the engine on, it may be a multi-contour seat leak.
06-11-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

I think it's very possible that the right side...

I think it's very possible that the right side SAM is at play here. One of the things that is fuses is the gearshift.
06-11-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Rudeney

I've even used JB Weld to fabricate small plastic...

I've even used JB Weld to fabricate small plastic pieces like screw mounts that have broken off.
06-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rudeney

If this happened to me, I'd be calling the most...

If this happened to me, I'd be calling the most obnoxious personal injury attorney I could find.
06-11-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, to replace the upper oil pan, you have to...

Yes, to replace the upper oil pan, you have to lift the engine so you can get it over the suspension. I hope your sealant works, but it often does not.
06-11-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, there is a short in the wiring, or maybe a...

Yes, there is a short in the wiring, or maybe a failure inside the CDC itself. I'd remove it and see if you can find any obvious issues with the electrical wiring plugged into the back of it.
06-11-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, welcome to the forum! The canvas...

First of all, welcome to the forum! The canvas may be worn and its waterproof inner layer has failed. You can try using a waterproofer on the canvas to see if that helps. Rustoleum NeverWet for...
06-10-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Rudeney

Make sure you update to the latest firmware. ...

Make sure you update to the latest firmware. V4.xx added lots of cool features beyond top control: one-touch seat memory recall, Easy-Entry seat positioning, an extra windshield wiper swipe after...
06-09-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Rudeney

I'd use epoxy. Mine had the same ones broken and...

I'd use epoxy. Mine had the same ones broken and JB Weld has been holding them securely
06-09-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, "Comfort" (f.k.a. "Winter") mode causes the...

Yes, "Comfort" (f.k.a. "Winter") mode causes the transmission to start in 2nd gear, which means less torque is applied to the wheels at idle. It takes a bit to get a 4,000lb+ car moving.
06-09-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

Both of those noises are normal. All R230's...

Both of those noises are normal. All R230's make them. As for the PSE pump running, About the only thing that causes it to cycle when the engine is off is a defective trunk latch. See the sticky...
06-09-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome tot he forum! The turn signals are...

Welcome tot he forum!

The turn signals are not powered through a fuse. They are controlled and electronically fused by he rear SAM (Signal Acquisition Module, a small computer in the trunk which...
06-08-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rudeney

:rolf:

:rolf:
06-08-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rudeney

I don't think mine start moving, either. Do you...

I don't think mine start moving, either. Do you have the transmission in Comfort or sport mode? In Comfort, it starts in 2nd gear, so there is less torque available to get rolling. Regardless, I'd...
06-08-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Rudeney

Price is $312: ...

Price is $312:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/mods4cars-STLBMZ1-smartTOP-Mercedes-Benz-SLK-R171-CLK-A209-SL-R230/371449458545?epid=1139058748&hash=item567c1cef71:g:ScMAAOSwsB9WBeNW

Installation is...
06-07-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Rudeney

You have to aim the key at the IR sensor on the...

You have to aim the key at the IR sensor on the door handle, and be within about 2 feet of it. Even so, the IR sensors on the door handle are known to fail, and honestly, why would you want to stand...
06-07-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rudeney

Yeah, I understand the eyesight thing. :)

Yeah, I understand the eyesight thing. :)
06-07-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Rudeney

The CLK55 should be a great car. The 722.6...

The CLK55 should be a great car. The 722.6 5-speed transmission and M113 engine have both proven the test of time. Regardless of performance, it's an AMG car which is something special.
06-06-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rudeney

Unlike the M113 in the SL500, the M273 engine in...

Unlike the M113 in the SL500, the M273 engine in the SL550 comes with a traditional dpstick. I've had no issues reading the level I pull it out, wipe it off, reinsert it, pull it out and check it. ...
06-06-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Rudeney

Should be all the same for MY2005-MY2008.

Should be all the same for MY2005-MY2008.
06-06-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rudeney

Sorry to hear about the accident. I would stay...

Sorry to hear about the accident. I would stay away from the AMG 6.2l M156 engines. The head bolt and lifter problems are very expensive to repair, even as a DIY. Get a 2008/2009 CLK550.
06-05-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Rudeney

Pin 1 = Turn Signal Pin 2 = Ground Pin 3 =...

Pin 1 = Turn Signal
Pin 2 = Ground
Pin 3 = High Beam
Pin 4 = Low Beam
Pin 5 = Park Light
06-05-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,028
Posted By Rudeney

It's fed directly from the rear SAM. If the SAM...

It's fed directly from the rear SAM. If the SAM detects that it is not working, it will electronically shut it off. You can't volt-check the circuit without the light assembly connected.
06-04-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Rudeney

Hi Mike, my guess is that the forum software...

Hi Mike, my guess is that the forum software "auto-moderated" your post. I think there may be a certain number of posts you must have before it will allow you to post links or photos.
06-04-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Rudeney

Like D.B. suggests, it definitely could be a fuel...

Like D.B. suggests, it definitely could be a fuel delivery issue.
06-04-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Rudeney

I think this was changed fairly early in the...

I think this was changed fairly early in the 722.9's life, sometime in 2006 for MY2005/MY2006 cars I am fairly certain your MY2007 will have the revised pan.
06-03-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Rudeney

Are you talking about the thin metal strip with...

Are you talking about the thin metal strip with the two bolt taps clipped onto it? That's a bracket for the exhaust. if you are talking about the heavier cross piece with three bolts on each side,...
06-03-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Rudeney

If it shakes at a full stop, then none of those...

If it shakes at a full stop, then none of those items the mechanic listed would be affecting it. Some other things to check are the fuel pump (amps and pressure test) as well as the MAF sensor. You...
06-02-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

To verify if it's an SBC warranty issue, you;d...

To verify if it's an SBC warranty issue, you;d need to pull codes. But a weak battery can cause all sorts of odd problems, so sort that our first.
06-02-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Rudeney

You could tap into the main feed for the rear SAM...

You could tap into the main feed for the rear SAM to charge the battery.
06-02-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rudeney

See if they will give you a discount for ordering...

See if they will give you a discount for ordering two keys. At least the labor charge should be no more.
06-02-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

OK, if you are able to change gears with the...

OK, if you are able to change gears with the TouchShift, then this is not limp mode. Limp mode will not clear without a shutdown/restart. Since the paddle shifters are malfunctioning, I wonder if...
06-02-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! I'd pull codes. Even...

Welcome to the forum!

I'd pull codes. Even if the MIL is not illuminated, there might be some stored DTCs.
06-01-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

ABS problems can cause limp mode. I thing any...

ABS problems can cause limp mode. I thing any ABS issues are covered under the 25-year SBC warranty.
06-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a full list of approved oils: ...

Here's a full list of approved oils:

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/229.5_en.html

I find Mobil 1 0w40 European Formula and Castrol Edge 0w40 to be readily available at local auto...
06-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Rudeney

You actually don't need that bracket. It;s used...

You actually don't need that bracket. It;s used to support the exhaust pipes, but it looks like yours does not have the brackets attached to the pipes, so maybe a custom exhaust?
06-01-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

1. I believe what you are hearing is an...

1. I believe what you are hearing is an electronic lock on the shifter being released when you press the brake pedal. It will make a small sound as it releases the pawl, but it should not be very...
06-01-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 403,768
Posted By Rudeney

You do not need to remove the close/lock buttons...

You do not need to remove the close/lock buttons - they can stay on the panel. Once you have removed the five plastic push pins, lift the panel slightly on the right side, then slide it to the...
05-31-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, welcome to the forum! Please take...

First of all, welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car's model year, and your location (at least country). This...
05-31-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rudeney

All MBZ vehicles with the DAS3 SmartKey system...

All MBZ vehicles with the DAS3 SmartKey system have alt the information needed for creating new keys contained within the EIS. Now, getting to that information and knowing how to use it and program...
05-31-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

Also check the engine and ESP system. They ca...

Also check the engine and ESP system. They ca both throw codes that could put you into limp mode. If that fails to provide any better info, get it scanned with SDS.
05-31-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Rudeney

Is that bolt screwed into the transmission pan?

Is that bolt screwed into the transmission pan?
05-31-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Rudeney

The revised pan is not deeper. It has a slope on...

The revised pan is not deeper. It has a slope on the back end designed to keep fluid flowing into the filter better.
05-30-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rudeney

You will also likely need to have the car towed...

You will also likely need to have the car towed to the dealership as most of them now will not give you the key unless it goes through service for "programming". KeylessGo does require programming,...
05-30-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rudeney

You are in "limp mode". The most common cause of...

You are in "limp mode". The most common cause of this is a failed speed sensor on the electronic conductor plate inside the transmission. To verify, you need to get codes pulled, but a genric OBDII...
05-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome! That's a great looking car!

Welcome! That's a great looking car!
05-30-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Rudeney

I think it's extensions on the wiring so that if...

I think it's extensions on the wiring so that if the adjuster solenoid seals leak, the oil won't "wick" its way into the ECU. They did this on my ML350 when I took it in for the Takata airbag recall.
05-29-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Rudeney

It's probably condensation forming on the outside...

It's probably condensation forming on the outside of the duct. If I run the AC on a hot, humid day with the roof open, I get a lot of condensation on the vents, center console, and under the dash.
05-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,005
Posted By Rudeney

Ho Dave, and welcome to the forum! Please take a...

Ho Dave, and welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car's model year and your location (at least country). This...
05-29-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 290,007
Posted By Rudeney

Apparently, the failure rate is not very high, or...

Apparently, the failure rate is not very high, or at least the range of miles where it fails is very broad. There are not many reports of failure in the forums, and not enough for it to show as a...
05-29-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Rudeney

Bad coil/plug wire? Or maybe it was just poorly...

Bad coil/plug wire? Or maybe it was just poorly seated?
05-29-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Rudeney

Sure, or fashion your own bracket from sheet...

Sure, or fashion your own bracket from sheet metal, plastic, zip ties, whatever. Just secure it so it doesn't flop around.
05-29-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rudeney

D.B., a MY2003 with code 810 has the Bose (not...

D.B., a MY2003 with code 810 has the Bose (not Harmon-Kardon) system and D2B fiber, not MOST. HK/MOST came out for MY2005. I don't think you will find as much in the aftermarket for D2B as you will...
05-29-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,661
Posted By Rudeney

You need to release the valve on the pump and the...

You need to release the valve on the pump and the locks on the cover struts and then operate the top manually. Basically, the first 1:30 iof this video:
...
05-26-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rudeney

Fuse 71, unless you have the MY2009+ facelift,...

Fuse 71, unless you have the MY2009+ facelift, then it's fuse 54.
05-26-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rudeney

257K is pretty good mileage. Did you ever get the...

257K is pretty good mileage. Did you ever get the grille badges from MBUSA?
05-24-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Rudeney

So it's only an issue at lower speeds? Just an...

So it's only an issue at lower speeds? Just an off the cuff guess, but maybe it's a bad accelerator pedal. You might try the resync procedure:

1. Make sure everything in the car is turned off...
05-24-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By Rudeney

Wow, what a bizarre problem! I'm glad you got it...

Wow, what a bizarre problem! I'm glad you got it fixed. Klaus does good work!
05-24-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Rudeney

I'm guessing both regulators are bad, just...

I'm guessing both regulators are bad, just failing with different symptoms. There's an eBay kit for fixing it that a few forum members have used. .
05-24-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Rudeney

I have no clue if you can get a new sensor...

I have no clue if you can get a new sensor anywhere. There is no MBZ part for this except a new door lock.
05-24-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Rudeney

With the wheels on the ground, loosen the bolts...

With the wheels on the ground, loosen the bolts by a few threads and drive the car a few feet, That usually breaks it loose.
05-22-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Rudeney

The Haartz fabric they use is very durable. I...

The Haartz fabric they use is very durable. I used a fabric cleaner (Griot's interior cleaner) and a soft bristle brush. I ended up using Rustoleum NeverWet for outdoor canvas and that did a great...
05-22-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Rudeney

It may be the ABC pump. They an make a bit of...

It may be the ABC pump. They an make a bit of noise on warm starts since the fluid is hot.
05-21-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, if no one has said so yet,...

First of all, if no one has said so yet, "Welcome!"

Second, I'm calling DHR because putting anyone - even children - the back seat of a CLK cabriolet is pure torture! :)

Seriously, yes, the...
05-20-2019, 02:25 PM
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Views: 877
Posted By Rudeney

This is VERY common. I was able to fashion a new...

This is VERY common. I was able to fashion a new hinge pin from some stainless steel wire, and then I used elastic bands that I riveted to the flap and the trim panel to act as both the return...
05-20-2019, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,206
Posted By Rudeney

Can you please tell my wife that! :) ...

Can you please tell my wife that! :)



And another note in that respect is working with all of those internal bumper parts is quite a pain. I've done several, and they plastic stiffeners and...
05-20-2019, 02:18 PM
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Views: 769
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, code 954 is the "AMG Sport Appearance...

Yes, code 954 is the "AMG Sport Appearance Package". All USA-model CLK550/550 cars came with it standard. Other countries may have been optioned differently. I know it's confusing, but there is a...
05-17-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rudeney

If you had the entire bumper with all parts, it...

If you had the entire bumper with all parts, it would be a bolt on as the metal frame parts and headlights and mounts points are all the same. If you are trying to adapt just the skin, then yes, you...
05-17-2019, 10:40 PM
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Views: 769
Posted By Rudeney

The CLK500 included some AMG accessories like...

The CLK500 included some AMG accessories like wheels and exhaust tips, but it not an "AMG" model. It was never adorned with an "AMG" badge a the factory.
05-16-2019, 11:11 PM
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Views: 290,007
Posted By Rudeney

That's a MY2006. All MY2006's are in range for...

That's a MY2006. All MY2006's are in range for possible balance shaft failure.
05-16-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Rudeney

Where did you get the Bosch MAF sensor? If from...

Where did you get the Bosch MAF sensor? If from Amazon or eBay, it; probably a fake.
05-16-2019, 11:07 PM
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Views: 652
Posted By Rudeney

I don't believe they installed the antenna unless...

I don't believe they installed the antenna unless the SDAR tuner was also installed. The trunk lid is composite (i.e. plastic) so it can be placed inside the lid with no need to drill holes. THat...
05-15-2019, 10:45 PM
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Views: 1,029
Posted By Rudeney

The EIS must be coded to the car, and once done,...

The EIS must be coded to the car, and once done, it can't (easily) be transferred to another car. The good news is that it does not require SCN coding, so the job can be done with a Chinese clone...
05-15-2019, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,235
Posted By Rudeney

Nothing in the vario roof system is VIN coded.

Nothing in the vario roof system is VIN coded.
05-15-2019, 10:37 PM
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Views: 485
Posted By Rudeney

There is a flush procedure for the 722.6: ...

There is a flush procedure for the 722.6:

http://benzbits.com/722_6/TransmissionFlush.pdf

You could do something similar.
05-15-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Rudeney

The ACC panel has codes that can be pulled with a...

The ACC panel has codes that can be pulled with a proper scan tool.
05-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,114
Posted By Rudeney

Technically, MBZ is a different company in each...

Technically, MBZ is a different company in each country. Warranties are different and so are government regulations. Here in the USA, we have a 48 month/50K mile bumper to bumper warranty that...
05-13-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rudeney

That's almost exactly what mine does, but no...

That's almost exactly what mine does, but no batter warning or washer fluid warning. Like I said, it's usually a "Replace Key" message. Sometimes I get a brief SRS fault. The EIS is the "hub" for...
05-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rudeney

A bad EIS (ignition switch) can also cause...

A bad EIS (ignition switch) can also cause strange "burps" and "reboots". Mine does this about once every other week. If I'm at idle, the engine will often shut off. If driving, it just acts like...
05-12-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Rudeney

the M272 and M273 use the same spark plugs. They...

the M272 and M273 use the same spark plugs. They are basically the same engines, but of course the M273 has two extra cylinders and slightly different cylinder bores and strokes.
05-10-2019, 10:00 PM
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Views: 1,245
Posted By Rudeney

No, you MUST use the proper bleeding procedure...

No, you MUST use the proper bleeding procedure with SDS connected.
05-10-2019, 09:58 PM
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Views: 1,591
Posted By Rudeney

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube...

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube into the dipstick tube and run it down to the bottom of the pan.
05-10-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Rudeney

I am pretty sure all MY2005 R230s came "SDAR"...

I am pretty sure all MY2005 R230s came "SDAR" ready. There was an upgrade kit for dealer installation.
05-10-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,160
Posted By Rudeney

My Dell D630 that I keep in the garage has 8gb of...

My Dell D630 that I keep in the garage has 8gb of RAM and a 256GB Samsung SSD.. It boots fast enough, but I also keep it plugged in (on docking station) and in "Standby".
05-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Rudeney

Wow, here in Alabama, "uninsured motorist" only...

Wow, here in Alabama, "uninsured motorist" only covers bodily injury. Damage to the car is covered by the collision policy. Also, if the other car does not make any physical contact with your car,...
05-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rudeney

I don't know enough about them to know. It is the...

I don't know enough about them to know. It is the one recommended by the manufacturer for my car.[/QUOTE]

"canbus" has nothing to do with the H-K amp. The CAN bus interface is used to enable the...
05-10-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,567
Posted By Rudeney

No, you need to get a scan tool that can read...

No, you need to get a scan tool that can read codes from the soft top controller and see what is wrong. SDS is best, but iCarsoft i980 and MBII or Autel MD802 Elite will work, too.
05-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,941
Posted By Rudeney

In order to manually operate the soft top, you'd...

In order to manually operate the soft top, you'd need access the the trunk, so that's sort of a Catch-22. I'd order a new mechanical key blade from the dealer.
05-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Rudeney

I know that there are some Chinese units by AVIN...

I know that there are some Chinese units by AVIN and others that are 85% plug and ply, but those are for the MOST fiber, int he MY2005+ facelift cars. I am not aware of any for the D2B fiber in your...
05-10-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Rudeney

Maybe it fried the ballast.

Maybe it fried the ballast.
05-06-2019, 11:41 PM
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Views: 1,235
Posted By Rudeney

There are seals inside the cylinders that can...

There are seals inside the cylinders that can leak internally, so no fluid spill int he trunk, but the hydraulics won't operate (or operate slowly).
05-06-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rudeney

You need to run the test with one key at a time,...

You need to run the test with one key at a time, and in the four possible locations: outside each door, outside the trunk and in the cockpit. If it still fails, then it sounds like a defective KG...
05-06-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rudeney

There are two options - run new analog copper...

There are two options - run new analog copper wire from the dash to the trunk and tie into the speakers there at the disconnected wiring harness from the amp. Or, but a MOST interface adapter that...
05-06-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Rudeney

It has metal clips on the seat frame it slides...

It has metal clips on the seat frame it slides onto, but that one looks melted!
05-06-2019, 11:13 PM
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Views: 625
Posted By Rudeney

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/732x975/cabriodrains_25b2f853aa1e59a19260f8fba8e38dcbd088c73b.jpg
05-06-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Rudeney

Maybe the antenna has become disconnected? It's...

Maybe the antenna has become disconnected? It's plugged into the windshield wiring, behind the front right A pillar trim.
05-06-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Rudeney

The fan is electronically controlled by the ECU. ...

The fan is electronically controlled by the ECU. It only runs when needed. If you put AC on max, or engine temp gets over 90C, it should run on high speed. Otherwise, it may run slowly or not at...
05-06-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Rudeney

Not unless you are getting codes indicating they...

Not unless you are getting codes indicating they are bad.
05-04-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rudeney

This is the test you nee to use for the antenna -...

This is the test you nee to use for the antenna - place the key in range and rerun to make sure the keys are seen:
...
05-04-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Rudeney

Yep, looks like time for anti-sway bar bushings...

Yep, looks like time for anti-sway bar bushings and control arms.
05-03-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Rudeney

I have a SprintBooster and the way it remaps the...

I have a SprintBooster and the way it remaps the accelerator, I never make it to the kickdown button - I'm already accelerating fast enough before I make it that far. Like I said, the kickdown...
05-03-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Rudeney

Mine still requires a good, solid drop to trip...

Mine still requires a good, solid drop to trip the switch.
05-03-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Rudeney

There are CAN bus interfaces you can get that...

There are CAN bus interfaces you can get that will interface wit the steering wheel volume and channel control buttons. Some of those also provide the illumination and switched 12v signals.
05-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Rudeney

In the "old days", that button actually caused an...

In the "old days", that button actually caused an extra spray of oil into the engine for help with hard acceleration. Now, it's just a "max throttle" trigger.
05-02-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 44,882
Posted By Rudeney

Yep - I have that same Advance Auto battery. ...

Yep - I have that same Advance Auto battery. I've been very happy with all the batteries I've bought from them over the years.
05-02-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Rudeney

You'd have to swap almost everything under the...

You'd have to swap almost everything under the hood. You'd need someone who can "hack" the ECU. I'd;just trade cars. It would be much less expensive.
05-02-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Rudeney

I know I posted photos of this some time ago, bat...

I know I posted photos of this some time ago, bat damned if I can find them! Since I no longer have the CLK, I can't retake them. Basically, if you look at the top of the rubber gasket with the...
05-02-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a good resource I found: ...

Here's a good resource I found:

http://benzbits.com/RadioWiring.pdf

Note that things like steering wheel controls, switched 12v and illumination don't exist as individual circuits - they are...
05-01-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! I believe the body parts...

Welcome to the forum! I believe the body parts are interchangeable until MY2009. That was the year for the major facelift where the headlights changed from the double teardrops to the more square...
05-01-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rudeney

Good grief! I don't think overfilling the...

Good grief! I don't think overfilling the transmission is bad like overfilling an engine. Hopefully it will be fine. These transmission are actually pretty tough.
05-01-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Rudeney

I guess it could happen. If the antenna is...

I guess it could happen. If the antenna is loose, it just needs to be tightened. I think there is also a thin seal on it where it sits against the fender.
05-01-2019, 10:33 PM
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Views: 175,193
Posted By Rudeney

Also, the breathers get clogged with oil crud...

Also, the breathers get clogged with oil crud over time and that prevents them from "breathing" which can exacerbate oil leaks.
04-30-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rudeney

For the 722.6: Control Units > Drive >...

For the 722.6:

Control Units > Drive > Transmission > Initial Test/Oil Condition Check/Oil Level Check > Actual Values:Oil Level Check

For the 722.9:

Control Units > Drive > Transmission >...
04-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Rudeney

If you smell something burning in the trunk of an...

If you smell something burning in the trunk of an R230, I'd worry that it's a bad battery control module that about to catch fire and cause lots of damage.
04-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Rudeney

As a more serious reply, our MY2002 C240 lasted...

As a more serious reply, our MY2002 C240 lasted for about 190K miles and was still going strong when the kid's boyfriend ran it off the road and into a tree. It had it's share of issue with broken...
04-30-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Rudeney

If it happens again, I'd replace the accelerator...

If it happens again, I'd replace the accelerator pedal assembly.
04-30-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rudeney

25C = 77F, so pretty much resting ambient "garage...

25C = 77F, so pretty much resting ambient "garage temperature".
04-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,114
Posted By Rudeney

For us in the USA, the SBC warranty was extended...

For us in the USA, the SBC warranty was extended to 25 years, no mileage or ownership limitations. Maybe your country has something, too? it might be worth checking with a dealer or the MBZ...
04-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Rudeney

It all depends on how much money you want to...

It all depends on how much money you want to spend on it. With a large enough budget, it could last "forever".
04-30-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
04-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
04-28-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rudeney

He couldn't. The drip rate level check on the...

He couldn't. The drip rate level check on the 722.9 is created by the plastic "overflow tube" that sits on top of the opening for the drain plug. The 722.6 has no such tube. it is checked strictly...
04-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rudeney

I know many people, even trained techs, will just...

I know many people, even trained techs, will just measure the quantity of fluid drained, and use that for the replacement quantity. I prefer to actually measure the level and set it based on what it...
04-27-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Rudeney

To reset the windows, lower them halfway, then...

To reset the windows, lower them halfway, then raise them fully, and continue to hold the switch up for an extra 5 seconds. To recalibrate the steering angle sensor, start the engine and then turn...
04-27-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Rudeney

Have you tried adjusting the brightness by...

Have you tried adjusting the brightness by rotating the stalk on the center of the instrument cluster?
04-27-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Rudeney

I doesn't count down mile by mile. I think it's...

I doesn't count down mile by mile. I think it's in 500 or 1,000 mile increments.
04-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Rudeney

That one has M272 engine # 30 536216, which is...

That one has M272 engine # 30 536216, which is beyond the balance shaft problem range.
04-27-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Rudeney

It may be a bad solenoid int he valve body. It...

It may be a bad solenoid int he valve body. It might also just have trash in it. I'd remove the solenoids and thoroughly clean them. Also, remove the horizontal plates on the side of the valve...
04-27-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rudeney

On more that one occasion, I have actually...

On more that one occasion, I have actually removed the carpet from a car, hung it on my fence, and used a pressure washer to clean it. I leave there int he dun to drip dry. i did this on our C240...
04-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Rudeney

Any codes stored? MIL on? Maybe it's a throttle...

Any codes stored? MIL on? Maybe it's a throttle calibration issue. You might try this:

1. Make sure everything in the car is turned off and closed.
2. Turn the key to position 2 so all the...
04-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Rudeney

Sounds like a bad instrument cluster. Given the...

Sounds like a bad instrument cluster. Given the high cost to have it replaced, I'd just live with it. There are some electronics shops here that do repair them, but since you are not in the USA, I...
04-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,799
Posted By Rudeney

No, they are fully downstream of all O2 sensors,...

No, they are fully downstream of all O2 sensors, so there's no way for the ECU to know if they are there or not.
04-23-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Rudeney

It has been tuned by AMG to shift faster. It's...

It has been tuned by AMG to shift faster. It's mostly in the TCU programming, but I believe they also beefed up a few internal clutches.
04-23-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Rudeney

You need to hook it up to SDS and check code in...

You need to hook it up to SDS and check code in the KG module, plus you can use it to test the antennas. I doubt both keys are bad - you may have a faulty antenna.
04-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, 7.5 amp. Here's a comprehensive set of fuse...

Yes, 7.5 amp. Here's a comprehensive set of fuse charts I ripped from WIS:

http://benzbits.com/r230/Fuses/

At this point, you need to hook it up to SDS and scan the KeylessGo controller for...
04-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Rudeney

The most common source of oil leaks on that...

The most common source of oil leaks on that engine are from the cam plugs (back of the head, left side) or the oil centrifuge cover (back of the head, right side). Since this is on the passenger...
04-21-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Rudeney

My guess is that it's an issue in the instrument...

My guess is that it's an issue in the instrument cluster. Since it seems OK now, just chock it up to "electrical gremlins".
04-21-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rudeney

Do any other KeylessGo functions work? With the...

Do any other KeylessGo functions work? With the car locked, does it unlock when you grab the door handles (try both)? Do either of the door handle lock buttons work? With the car locked, can you...
04-21-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a diagnostic aid published by MBZ that...

Here's a diagnostic aid published by MBZ that might help:

http://benzbits.com/r230/Roof/VarioRoofDiagnosticAid.pdf

Your best bet is to pull codes from the roof controller. A generic OBDII...
04-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Rudeney

There is no PCV valve. Instead, there are...

There is no PCV valve. Instead, there are "breathers" on the valve covers. Given the oil usage, I am wondering if the smell is burning oil and not gasoline. You say there are no leaks on the valve...
04-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rudeney

Yes resurrecting a 17 year old thread, that has...

Yes resurrecting a 17 year old thread, that has to be a new record. :)
04-20-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rudeney

Even though I am sad to see the SL as we know it...

Even though I am sad to see the SL as we know it morphed into something else, I will say that MBZ has become very adept at creating a dizzying array of models. Years ago , they said they wanted to...
04-20-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Rudeney

That flap is not available as a separate part -...

That flap is not available as a separate part - you have to buy the whole panel it's attached to and it's around US$400. Here's a list of genuine MBZ dealers with discount online parts stores:
...
04-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Rudeney

It's in the trunk, left side, right underneath...

It's in the trunk, left side, right underneath the drive unit for the NAV discs.
04-20-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, the vehicle speed is calculated by averaging...

Yes, the vehicle speed is calculated by averaging the four wheel speed sensors, so VSP = wheel speed sensor.
04-19-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Rudeney

There's really nothing to reset, although you...

There's really nothing to reset, although you could try this:

http://benzbits.com/r230/KeylessGoProgramming.pdf

If that does not work, then you may need to hook up to SDS for a proper diagnosis.
04-19-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rudeney

I saw some similar comments n this month's Car &...

I saw some similar comments n this month's Car & Driver. I am disappointed. I also like the vario roof. My CLK had canvas and it got dirty, faded, and the seam separate. No problems like that...
04-19-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Rudeney

you may have to take the connector apart and...

you may have to take the connector apart and refit the fiber into the loop connector. The plug-in connectors for MOST and D2B are different, but if you take them apart, the actual fiber ends...
04-19-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Rudeney

P0012 = "P2006 - [2] B2/5b1 (Intake air...

P0012 = "P2006 - [2] B2/5b1 (Intake air temperature sensor) : Short circuit to positive or open circuit". B2/5b1 is the MAF sensor.

P0500 = "Event P20CA - [8] No CAN message 'Vehicle speed signal...
04-19-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Rudeney

If you can find a MY2008 or MY2009, then the...

If you can find a MY2008 or MY2009, then the M272/722.9 combo should be fine. The transmission service is a bit more challenging as it's all done from underneath without a dip tube.
04-18-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Rudeney

You will need to get underneath the car to detach...

You will need to get underneath the car to detach the linkage rod from the selector, but selector is removed from the top for the repair. You don't need to remove anything but the top wooden panel...
04-18-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Rudeney

if you suspect the CD changer is bad and not...

if you suspect the CD changer is bad and not propagating the fiber signals, get a bypass adapter and plug it into the fiber connector in place of the CDC.
04-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Rudeney

I always leave the AC compressor on and the...

I always leave the AC compressor on and the system in "auto" mode. i then adjust the temperature to my liking (usually right around 70C/21C). I find MBZ's ACC does a good job of regulating the...
04-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rudeney

When I worked a the dealership, we had dead...

When I worked a the dealership, we had dead batteries all the time. Cars would sit on the lot for months unused. The sales department had a portable jump pack they'd use, and it rarely worked. The...
04-16-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Rudeney

Sometimes try to grab and pull the handle too...

Sometimes try to grab and pull the handle too quickly. I've had to learn to just slow down slightly to give KeylessGO time to react to the touch sensor. BTW, with KeylessGO, the door locks use...
04-16-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Rudeney

There's a lock ring under the leather boot. To...

There's a lock ring under the leather boot. To access it, pull the bezel around the base of the boot off the wood center console panel, then invert to boot and you'll see the lock rung. Turn it (I...
04-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Rudeney

Check the sticky (soft close trunk issues) at the...

Check the sticky (soft close trunk issues) at the top of the forum for instructions on the latch repair.
04-16-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Rudeney

It's strange that you have to pull the passenger...

It's strange that you have to pull the passenger handle because if it's capactive touch sensitive, movement should not matter. Then again, if there is a loose wire in the handle, ulling it may be...
04-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rudeney

I'd be totally surprised if the SL is cancelled. ...

I'd be totally surprised if the SL is cancelled. Also, I think all the rumors about it becoming a soft top 2+2 are unfounded. MBZ has the ability to make low-volume cars (with a commensurate...
04-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! There is a plastic...

Welcome to the forum!

There is a plastic pawl inside the shift mechanism that breaks. You can get an aftermarket metal pawl on replace it, but it requires removing the shifter. And to do that,...
04-16-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, it sounds like your battery is...

First of all, it sounds like your battery is dead. When trying to jump it, connect the jumper cables and then disconnect the negative lead from your battery to take it out of the circuit. A bad cell...
04-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Rudeney

There were two style door handles - one that was...

There were two style door handles - one that was touch sensitive, the other had a small pad in the handle that required pressure to activate. It sounds like maybe someone upgraded your driver's side...
04-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Rudeney

The procedure to remove the cylinder is pretty...

The procedure to remove the cylinder is pretty lengthy. It's actually in "Group 91" in WIS. Here is the basic doc:

http://benzbits.com/r230/roof/RollBarHydraulicCylinder.pdf

You'll also need...
04-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Rudeney

I think that would be OK for the hinges, but the...

I think that would be OK for the hinges, but the OE seal lubricant (A 000 989 36 60) is amazing. It's about $45 for a tiny vial, but it will last "a lifetime".
04-15-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Rudeney

The fuse panels vary by year. I compiled a list...

The fuse panels vary by year. I compiled a list of them from WIS and put them here:

http://benzbits.com/r230/fuses/
04-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Rudeney

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms...

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms of increased volume of air and their ability to filter out particulate. Since the pull air in from the bottom, any large particulate will drop to...
04-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Rudeney

In addition to the seals on the fuel pump and...

In addition to the seals on the fuel pump and sender units, the sender unit can develop a leak where the pressure sensor is attached. If you look at the top of the sender and see that it is...
04-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Rudeney

Probably a dry bushing on one of the rear control...

Probably a dry bushing on one of the rear control arms. It may be hard to figure out which on it is. On a dry day where you can consistently reproduce the sound, you could try spraying them, one at...
04-13-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Rudeney

Get SDS and scan for codes. Also, there is a...

Get SDS and scan for codes. Also, there is a really good diagnostic guide published by MBZ:

http://benzbits.com/r230/Roof/VarioRoofDiagnosticAid.pdf
04-13-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rudeney

Sounds like a problem with the door lock....

Sounds like a problem with the door lock. Normally, it's pneumatically operated, but with KeylessGo, it also has an electrically operated servo (since the pneumatic function would be too slow to...
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