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06-17-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By gafitanu

I tried. It is actually the same with the WIS in...

I tried. It is actually the same with the WIS in my DAS. I think that it may be hidden in another procedure but I couldn’t find it. I know there are 6 or 8 bolts but it would help to know if anything...
06-16-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By gafitanu

Transmission removal WIS document

Hello, anybody knows if there is a WIS document with complete transmission removal instructions? I looked up the existing documents for W211 and R230 with 7g transmission but they do not have...
06-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By gafitanu

TPMS

I have the early TPMS system that does not show individual pressures. One of the sensors may be bad, I am getting a red warning. I couldn’t locate the sensor with DAS, all 4 respond which means it’s...
06-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By gafitanu

Rodney, than car is in Comfort so an ATF change...

Rodney, than car is in Comfort so an ATF change should be done. I don’t have a problem taking the transmission out. I will have to take the 7g out of my W211 in a few weeks to replace a bad speed...
06-08-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By gafitanu

Torque converter or ATF change?

My SL doesn’t start moving when releasing the brake in Drive. I have to give it gas to move. Everything else appears normal. Does it need a fluid change (105k miles) or is the torque converter...
06-08-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By gafitanu

Sorry for the long delay. The starter battery...

Sorry for the long delay. The starter battery that I got is Duralast Gold from Autozone, P#: 8AMU1R-DLG. Pictures attached. It is about 1” taller than the original so I had to make another bracket...
05-27-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By gafitanu

See this thread of mine a couple of months back....

See this thread of mine a couple of months back. https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/736539-how-do-you-disable-gps-set-clock.html
I ended up desynchronizing the clock from the head unit and set...
05-22-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By gafitanu

The short answer is don't do it. I tried it and...

The short answer is don't do it. I tried it and it didn't work. The SL's electrical system loads a battery with deep and long cycles after the engine is off. I found electrical loads being "awake" 30...
05-22-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By gafitanu

Sorry sgort2 for the late reply. I just saw your...

Sorry sgort2 for the late reply. I just saw your question. I will look this afternoon when I get home.
05-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By gafitanu

Kbob is right about that transmission connector...

Kbob is right about that transmission connector leaking although I found that on my C320 722.6 transmission rather then my 722.9s.
05-13-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By gafitanu

That picture looks more like some old oil leak...

That picture looks more like some old oil leak that got baked in. My leaky W211 has the bottom of the flywheel housing all "wet" and the plastic paneling wet too. Again, check the level now (ignition...
05-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By gafitanu

Looks like kbob999 and I are on the same page....

Looks like kbob999 and I are on the same page. You can borrow my bushing tools, we are closer to each other.
05-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By gafitanu

I assume this list is the dealer suggested...

I assume this list is the dealer suggested repairs?
The Four Wheel Alignment was selected because the car pulls to one side, has an odd behavior or a damaged tie rod? It's up to you, after all it's...
04-24-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By gafitanu

The covered vent pipe that you see is the engine...

The covered vent pipe that you see is the engine oil pan vent pipe I think.
04-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By gafitanu

Done it. I wired it to the parking lights. ...

Done it. I wired it to the parking lights.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/inkedimg_1654_li_4cb759b7726eaaa96a3e0553bc42d67abbf5f973.jpg
04-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By gafitanu

As you open the bottom lid there are 2 holes...

As you open the bottom lid there are 2 holes right under the hinge that hide 2 torx screws. Take the screws out and you will be able to remove the cover behind the armrest lid. Now you have access to...
04-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By gafitanu

STAR DAS software or a thermometer at the oil...

STAR DAS software or a thermometer at the oil pan. Why would you do a transmission fluid flush at 46k miles?
04-13-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By gafitanu

So with your wiring you would have the star lit...

So with your wiring you would have the star lit only when the fogs are on, right?
04-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By gafitanu

I got the grille, removed the existing star and...

I got the grille, removed the existing star and black plastic behind it. I will have to get creative with the Dremmel. Electrically, do you intend to wire it to the side parking lights?
04-10-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

You are right. I added what I think was the lost...

You are right. I added what I think was the lost volume and I didn't have any problems for the last 2 weeks.
04-01-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By gafitanu

Can you please indicate which eBay seller? There...

Can you please indicate which eBay seller? There are several. It looks good.
03-29-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

I agree Krzysztof, the fluid looked brown and not...

I agree Krzysztof, the fluid looked brown and not red. A fluid change is not a big deal although I think the speed sensor malfunction is not related.
03-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

The ATF was at 40C when I did this so the level...

The ATF was at 40C when I did this so the level is OK.
03-29-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

I did not add any more ATF, the car appeared to...

I did not add any more ATF, the car appeared to be running fine until yesterday. Coming home from work, at some point it appeared to be slipping and not shift higher than 5th. I was still able to...
03-29-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By gafitanu

03sl55amgmjd, did you get to adapt the...

03sl55amgmjd, did you get to adapt the illuminated star to the one-slat grille?
03-25-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By gafitanu

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1641_94fb463192bc85e10719745695cedf7acf04c54b.jpg
Don't put a black steering wheel. Your car would look like it was made at the...
03-18-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By gafitanu

I have the same puck as yours and it connects...

I have the same puck as yours and it connects automatically. Your puck may be defective.
02-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By gafitanu

Is this the access hole? Mine needs a 8mm hex. ...

Is this the access hole? Mine needs a 8mm hex.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/82ec415e_9f1f_4195_ba65_545ee82543f7_6f3f8cfc52b4380e525fa7616c5680ed3778b9fc.jpeg...
02-22-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By gafitanu

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/36325ead_8c37_4e54_b7df_6c4544f0cad2_72d162d407049aa7b49b7dcf3e5b1cb661a9e4b2.jpeg
Strong up close. The left should be lower for...
02-22-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By gafitanu

Very interesting, I read the links.

Very interesting, I read the links.
02-22-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By gafitanu

Headlight Level check

How do you check the level of the headlight beams? I have the bi xenon code 615 with cornering function. WIS headlight adjustment document sends me to DAS. and the instructions from an older thread:...
02-22-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you Rodney, I am not sure if...

Thank you Rodney, I am not sure if de-synchronizing the clock from the head unit in MFD will allow me to set the clock. Another way would be to disconnect the battery at 11:59 for 1 minute although I...
02-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By gafitanu

I had this for weeks. I drove the car outside and...

I had this for weeks. I drove the car outside and checked the number of satellites and i had 7-8. Yet the time is still 5 minutes behind compared to my iPhone.
02-21-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By gafitanu

How do you disable the GPS to set the clock?

The clock is 5 minutes behind. It is synchronized with the head unit therefore the head unit is 5 minutes off. I read in this forum that minutes can be adjusted if the GPS is not present. How can I...
02-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By gafitanu

DIY: Adapt original MB Bluetooth kit for about $200.

Members suggesting that it is not worth adding the MB Bluetooth (for good reason) and the $800 tag for the kit on eBay drove me to find a reasonable solution. I purchased (in that order) from eBay:...
02-20-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By gafitanu

Can you post some pictures? It is interesting....

Can you post some pictures? It is interesting. Did you have to cut and fit parts/panels or it was drop-in replacements?
02-20-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By gafitanu

The old one may not show the miles anymore. If...

The old one may not show the miles anymore. If the OP drove with the replacement cluster the car mileage increased and it may not match the mileage of the original cluster when it was removed.
02-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By gafitanu

What was the 359 Option - Low Cost Tele-Aid?

Anybody remembers what was the Low Cost Tele-Aid option, 359 for the MY 2006 and maybe other years?
Thanks
02-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By gafitanu

Bellwilliam, you have the M113 5l engine and that...

Bellwilliam, you have the M113 5l engine and that is the engine oil tube. You will extract the old oil through that tube. The transmission oil needs to be pumped through the drain hole like kbob999...
01-29-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,620
Posted By gafitanu

+1 on replacing the EIS, it is defective,...

+1 on replacing the EIS, it is defective, cleaning it won't fix it. I had the same many years back. There are older posts about this on this forum
01-27-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By gafitanu

It bothered me too on my 04 E500. I can see it’s...

It bothered me too on my 04 E500. I can see it’s there. I spent yesterday a lot of time with DAS trying to find the coding parameter that would switch that indicator on in the Instrument Cluster...
01-25-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By gafitanu

Starter.

Starter.
01-22-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By gafitanu

Depends on the transmission you have. The 7 speed...

Depends on the transmission you have. The 7 speed does not have a dipstick tube, the 5 speed does and yes you push the dipstick until it stops. I would go with Febi.
01-22-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By gafitanu

Aussiesuede is right, the starter battery is a...

Aussiesuede is right, the starter battery is a traditional type. I replaced it with a motorcycle battery of the same size for $20 and it has been running like a champ for 7 years.
01-21-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By gafitanu

They need the glass mat battery. They have a lot...

They need the glass mat battery. They have a lot of consumers coming on while the engine is not running. A normal battery would throw "convenience features not available" especially during the winter...
01-19-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you, I’ll do a drive test this afternoon...

Thank you, I’ll do a drive test this afternoon and add the pint if necessary. Plutoe sorry I must have tried to present too many facts in a shorter paragraph.
01-19-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gafitanu

How much overfill would be bad for the transmission?

i had to replace the radiator and I thought that I should add some transmission fluid that was gone with the radiator. At 45C more than a pint came out. A year ago I had the dealer do a flush. Is it...
01-11-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By gafitanu

I did that 4 years ago on the rear brakes. I am...

I did that 4 years ago on the rear brakes. I am looking at some serious hammering/torching/WD40ing to remove the rear rotors, the problem is that the rear pads appear to be in order and the front...
01-11-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, I can look at the brakes. I am curious, the...

Yes, I can look at the brakes. I am curious, the pad wear is registered as a flag in the system, apparently the sensors are wired in the driver SAM however I went through all the SAM's but I could...
01-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By gafitanu

Brake pad wear, front or rear?

Is there a way to find which brakes are throwing the "Brake Pad Wear" message with DAS?
I tried several ways yesterday but no success. Rear brakes last twice as long as the front ones but I would...
01-08-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By gafitanu

I have 245/40R18 in the front and 275/35R18 in...

I have 245/40R18 in the front and 275/35R18 in the rear which was an optional size for the sport version, they should fit in the wagon as well. I could also fit my wife's SL 255/40R18 and 285/35R18...
01-04-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,875
Posted By gafitanu

I had the same idea but when I got face to face...

I had the same idea but when I got face to face with the trunk separation I realized that it is part of the body structure. I also looked it up on EPC which confirmed it so I gave up sawing a hole...
01-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By gafitanu

I had the same problem. Alk247 is right, I even...

I had the same problem. Alk247 is right, I even had a used door panel to try and transplant the hinge but I was not successful. Gaazmon is right, as much as I hate it, as the dealer says, you have to...
01-02-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By gafitanu

It looks great. What LED's did you use? You...

It looks great. What LED's did you use? You mounted them behind the star?
Thanks.
01-01-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By gafitanu

I’ve done it a long time ago so I’m not 100% sure...

I’ve done it a long time ago so I’m not 100% sure however, you may need to change the country setting in the Central Gateway from US to RDW (Rest Der Welt, Rest of the World). Then in the instrument...
01-01-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By gafitanu

You can remove the bolt that acts as a hinge for...

You can remove the bolt that acts as a hinge for the lower control arm at the body. You have to be careful it will push against it.
11-20-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By gafitanu

Make sure there is no old gas left in the tank or...

Make sure there is no old gas left in the tank or any other gas lines. Rotate the engine slowly (clockwise) to make sure it's not seized. Change the oil. Crank it with the spark plugs removed to get...
11-02-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By gafitanu

DIY Replace rusted exhaust connectors without replacing original stainless pipes

Hello,
A while ago I posted a thread about my rusted exhaust connectors (pic 1).

The problem is that the exhaust pipes come with the brackets already inserted before forming. In other words you...
11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,352
Posted By gafitanu

Just like JaySee56 it's been a while since I have...

Just like JaySee56 it's been a while since I have done this. I remember that in CGW I changed country setting from US to RDW (Rest of the World), then I disabled the belt warning (but I forgot...
10-15-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By gafitanu

What is the disc between the shaft and the flex disc

I plan on replacing my rear flex disc and I find that there is a disc/wheel between the shaft tripod and the flex disc. I didn't find this piece in WIS or any other pictures for the W211.
Anybody...
10-08-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By gafitanu

In your second picture the pipe in the foreground...

In your second picture the pipe in the foreground is called by MB "slip fit" and has as separate parts a ring and a clamp that will be on the upstream pipe The other 3 clamps appear to be...
10-08-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By gafitanu

Cracked exhaust flanges replacements?

Is there a way or a repair kit for the mid exhaust flanges? They are rusted and WIS implies that they come pre mounted on the pipes. I wouldn't want to buy the entire exhaust for these....
10-02-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By gafitanu

It was the only solution that worked after...

It was the only solution that worked after hammering and swearing. Use 2 screws in both holes and screw-in in small increments alternatively. At some point it will look like the knuckle is bending. I...
10-01-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By gafitanu

If the rotor did not move at all, it is not the...

If the rotor did not move at all, it is not the caliper holding it. Rust fused it to the hub, rear rotors last very long before they need replacement so rust is doing a nasty job. As Kajtek mentioned...
09-16-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By gafitanu

What is the part number of this connector?

Anybody knows the part number for this connector? I cannot find it in EPC. It is the transmission cooling line connector at the radiator....
08-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By gafitanu

Check out the W211 subforum, it could be a well...

Check out the W211 subforum, it could be a well known problem with a wire coming out of the shifter being chafed. I had that on my 211 10 years ago.
08-15-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By gafitanu

It's in my profile 2005 C320 4matic.

It's in my profile 2005 C320 4matic.
08-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By gafitanu

How do you take the trunk lock cylinder out?

Hello,
I am trying to take the trunk lock tumbler cylinder out with no success. I am following WIS by rotating the key 45° and pushing on anything that shows in the hole but nothing moves. A youtube...
08-13-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, sometimes after 2004 they changed the clock...

Yes, sometimes after 2004 they changed the clock spring assembly to the transparent plastic (first picture). My 2004 has the solid black plastic, possibly yours too. This assembly is built like Lego,...
08-10-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you Rodney. That's what I was looking for....

Thank you Rodney. That's what I was looking for. I can dig up the WIS documents myself now. This is for models up to '04 but I will do a search using AN82.70 to find if there is a document for '06....
08-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By gafitanu

Hello Rodney, I am talking about Portable Small...

Hello Rodney, I am talking about Portable Small Equipment (PSE) which is the designation for the MHI adapter in many threads. I know that I may find parts only used and I am counting on this. I...
08-09-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By gafitanu

Adding Bluetooth puck cradle to '06 R230

Hello,
I understand that adding the phone may be somewhat expensive however I remember seeing a few years ago a detailed DIY with pictures and part numbers. Anybody knows what would be the required...
08-09-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By gafitanu

Adding Bluetooth puck cradle

Hello,
I understand that adding the phone may be somewhat expensive however I remember seeing a few years ago a detailed DIY with pictures and part numbers. Anybody knows what would be the required...
08-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By gafitanu

I've just been through this recently due to a...

I've just been through this recently due to a faulty steering sensor. In the process of changing it I broke the blinker cancelling tab. Most likely your cancelling mechanism broke and it makes that...
08-06-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,771
Posted By gafitanu

DAS diagnostic computer setup.

DAS diagnostic computer setup.
07-08-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By gafitanu

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_f1bf44b66e9a23d0cde91975817ee721e66975e9.jpg


The seals are not metal on metal. It is the job of the o-rings to be seals....
06-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By gafitanu

I got the rear battery non-AGM from Sears and...

I got the rear battery non-AGM from Sears and after a year I got the accessories message during the winter. So I will get an AGM battery.
The front battery is a different story. Seven years ago the...
06-01-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By gafitanu

Ruth, Is there a particular question(s) that...

Ruth,
Is there a particular question(s) that you asked and did not receive a reply? I see that you had 8 posts so far, 4 of them offering parts for sale however in 7 days you were able to analyze,...
05-11-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By gafitanu

Which 3 wheels? Although airbags have individual...

Which 3 wheels? Although airbags have individual valves. Where are you located? 1 cm is not really that much. If it is cold at night the air can become denser reducing it's volume although I would...
05-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By gafitanu

The reason nobody is answering is because your...

The reason nobody is answering is because your message gives anybody reading it a headache. I have never seen such a long rant with absolutely no punctuation. You didn't post your location however,...
05-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By gafitanu

Change the "mechanic". Car sinking at night is in...

Change the "mechanic". Car sinking at night is in no way due to the compressor. Actually, the car rising to normal at start without any messages tells that the compressor works very well. If it has...
05-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By gafitanu

Usually it's the handle cast that breaks and not...

Usually it's the handle cast that breaks and not the cable. These cables are so strong you hang the car from it.
It's a known weak part and very easy to DIY.
04-16-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you Rodney. I will check the toe, hope that...

Thank you Rodney. I will check the toe, hope that is the problem. Although I am using one of those magnetic gages I get over 2.5 negative degrees on the left. I will go to a shop to have an alignment...
04-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,989
Posted By gafitanu

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/69230ab9_1e51_40d9_b435_5183dfc9e38c_8de57fd55c27417f46f3a9d787d3ad7951bd1bd7.jpeg

This is what I got.
Earlier today after a...
04-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By gafitanu

I could not find the regular R230 in WIS, as a...

I could not find the regular R230 in WIS, as a matter of fact WIS document AR40.20-p-0331r “Checking rear axle camber” mentions in step 1 that “The camber on the rear axle is not adjustable” so, if...
04-15-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,989
Posted By gafitanu

Anybody knows how to analyze the decay rate graph...

Anybody knows how to analyze the decay rate graph that DAS displays to identify if the dampener is blown. When the car goes over dips in the road I hear a burp coming from the back together with the...
04-15-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By gafitanu

Rear camber adjustment

Hello,
‘My R230 left rear wheel developed too much negative camber. The rear tire has wear on the inside and a rough camber check shows > negative 2 degrees. From my WIS I understand that non-black...
04-04-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By gafitanu

I have the same stone interior and the official...

I have the same stone interior and the official PN is A 211 910 87 92 8J72. I thought about buying an aftermarket but I had to give up and got the OEM for about $500. It has a lot of different things...
Forum: AMG GT
03-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,919
Posted By gafitanu

Alexfor8, did you get to try the original US tail...

Alexfor8, did you get to try the original US tail light as you mentioned here? Maybe it was just the missing wire and the difference between the tail light assemblies is just the color of the turn...
Forum: AMG GT
03-26-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By gafitanu

Just like yours, my midlife crisis (according to...

Just like yours, my midlife crisis (according to my wife), plain GT (thanks to this forum) will be picking up in July in Sindelfingen. Until then I will be drooling at your (and other) pictures on...
03-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By gafitanu

Among other things it is the shape of the door...

Among other things it is the shape of the door and the space inside after it is filled with the window and other things.The chassis is the same for 211 and 219 but the body is different. I believe...
03-18-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By gafitanu

Are all other accesories moving freely? Maybe the...

Are all other accesories moving freely? Maybe the A/C clutch? Engine running smoothly? I am not familiar with the Diesel engines but shearing the keys, pins in your case is rare.
03-16-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By gafitanu

You will have to be more specific to get any...

You will have to be more specific to get any answers. Woodruff pins holding what?
03-12-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By gafitanu

1. Do you have a message "Brake Visit Workshop"?...

1. Do you have a message "Brake Visit Workshop"? You will need DAS diagnostic to find the problem. The noise you are hearing is the hydraulic pump priming the system, it is normal, I think it happens...
03-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By gafitanu

I know that hardwired are ridiculously expensive....

I know that hardwired are ridiculously expensive. I bought mine used from eBay. I found that the audio signal is sufficient and no need for a display so I will probably move the one from the W211 to...
03-12-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,296
Posted By gafitanu

Electronic Parts Catalog is an online software to...

Electronic Parts Catalog is an online software to get your correct parts for your specific VIN. It used to be free now they want $75/year. It is worth it https://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/home.jsp...
03-09-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By gafitanu

Many people succeeded in doing this with jacks...

Many people succeeded in doing this with jacks and floor pumps (go to the W211 subforum). This was one of very few jobs that I took to the indy. I didn't want a 4000 lbs car on the lift while I am...
03-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,296
Posted By gafitanu

You got a great car. You will have to follow the...

You got a great car. You will have to follow the hoses from start to end to identify which ones are on the diagram. Depending on the length of the hose they can run to a few hundred $. Make sure it...
03-09-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By gafitanu

I hate the windshield mounted radar detectors...

I hate the windshield mounted radar detectors because of the mess of wires and reduced visibility. I have a Passport behind the grille of my 211 and a whistler behind the grille of my daughter's 203....
03-07-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By gafitanu

More detailed posts are on the W211 subforum...

More detailed posts are on the W211 subforum which has the same engine. However there appear to be 2 methods as described, unscrew the left exhaust downpipe and move it out of the way or unbolt the...
03-03-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By gafitanu

You need to buy the adjustment bolts, similar to...

You need to buy the adjustment bolts, similar to 115 in your pic. They have a couple of slots. The bushing 105 has 2 sets of ribs that would fit in the bolt’s slots. To reduce the negative camber...
02-26-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By gafitanu

Update to DAS

Hello, I have a question. I have a DAS diagnostic package with the developer option. It is a chinese C3 clone that I bought in 2011. Mated with an IBM laptop and have been using it for all my pre...
Forum: AMG GT
02-21-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By gafitanu

How is Standard suspension in the GT?

Anybody know how does the GT (not S/R/C) standard suspension (not the selectable AMG ride control suspension) compares with the selectable suspension? Is it similar to the Comfortable setting or more...
02-21-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By gafitanu

My wife drives the SL all year round in MA. I...

My wife drives the SL all year round in MA. I don't understand why they have to be forced into an induced coma over the winter. Before FWD people were driving their RWD cars through the winters,...
02-19-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By gafitanu

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1860x992/capture_09e5f78453d1015c35d0065eb3b7297a962378a4.jpg
That is the VIN Plutoe. It is a sixties car, way before letters in the VIN. See...
01-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By gafitanu

I have them. I forgot where I got them from, I...

I have them. I forgot where I got them from, I think it was one of the forum members. They give a great accent to the interior especially to the light ones. EPC shows the same P# for the headrest...
01-23-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By gafitanu

Nobody?

Nobody?
01-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By gafitanu

On mine it's not really a a limp, it is a delay...

On mine it's not really a a limp, it is a delay of about 3 seconds. I push the gas and hold it there for 3 seconds before the car reacts to it. It doesn't throw a CEL but you are right, there was a...
01-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By gafitanu

4matic sway bar DIY?

Anybody knows if there is a DIY sway bar replacement for the 4matic somewhere? WIS indicates that engine mounts AND driveshafts need to be removed. I can live with removing the engine mounts and...
01-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By gafitanu

I have the same thing and it doesn't show any...

I have the same thing and it doesn't show any code on STAR. Other threads in here point to the accelerator and I have a spare one but it wasn't such a big issue to change it.
01-17-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, trickle charger only on the rear battery.

Yes, trickle charger only on the rear battery.
Forum: AMG GT
01-02-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By gafitanu

Is emergency brake interlocked with Park?

Hello,
On the GTC that I tested a few weeks back I had to release the emergency brake when shifting from Park. Is the EB interlocked with the Park position or you can shift to Park without the EB...
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By gafitanu

Xbox, I get it from your posts that you have the...

Xbox, I get it from your posts that you have the red interior. I too have red interior with grey exterior on my '67 250SE and it is just unique.
Uhlenhaut, I've been told by the people in...
Forum: AMG GT
12-28-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By gafitanu

I got these options from the German MB website. I...

I got these options from the German MB website. I also checked the Canadian website but they do not have any more options.
Forum: AMG GT
12-28-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By gafitanu

Here is what I am talking about. The first 1st...

Here is what I am talking about. The first 1st and 3rd picture show a different style seat and a red combination not offered here. Also the 3rd picture shows another interior not offered....
12-25-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By gafitanu

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1493-1/image_ecb74c3c0cc7e24481213665a12583980f080670.jpegHappy Holidays and a White Christmas from New England.
Forum: AMG GT
12-22-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you all for the help, it is getting me...

Thank you all for the help, it is getting me closer to decision.
To Shahul, yes it is that rather small secret room. I guess that MBUSA to simplify ordering and keep low prices selected only 1/2...
Forum: AMG GT
12-21-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By gafitanu

Options for a new GT

Hello,
I intend to purchase an AMG GT in the next couple of months. I have a few questions that so far the dealer was not able to answer. As I tested an AMG GTC I realized that it doesn't have the...
12-21-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,751
Posted By gafitanu

If it comes back then there may be a leak.

If it comes back then there may be a leak.
12-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By gafitanu

As with all forums they deal with repairs, fixes,...

As with all forums they deal with repairs, fixes, issues, etc. So there will be a majority of posts of Airmatic problems. However there were hundreds of thousands of Airmatic vehicles sold in US. And...
12-15-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By gafitanu

Remove the front engine cover. You will see in...

Remove the front engine cover. You will see in front to the left a Schrader valve with a black plastic cap just like the tire valve. After you try to start it a couple of times push the pin in with...
12-14-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By gafitanu

The parts that you have circled are not (easily)...

The parts that you have circled are not (easily) replaceable. They are not offered as a separate components from MB, you would have to find a good one from a junk yard and then get creative. The...
12-13-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By gafitanu

You have to give more information like where you...

You have to give more information like where you are and what year is your car. It is likely that you have a non-US model. My E500 has a proportional valve on the steering hydraulic that is known to...
12-01-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By gafitanu

By hard acceleration you mean pressing the pedal...

By hard acceleration you mean pressing the pedal past the (afterburner as I call it) switch at the end of the travel? I am asking because I had similar behavior only that the car would not die but go...
11-21-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By gafitanu

Take the print out with the parts from the...

Take the print out with the parts from the Annapolis dealer or www.mboemparts.com (Illinois dealer) to your local dealer and ask them to match it considering they would match an authorized dealer's...
11-15-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By gafitanu

SDS may not give you much. I have it and it could...

SDS may not give you much. I have it and it could not troubleshoot a leak. If you have a leak in one of the bags or lines the compressor will time out and disable the system but there will be no...
10-29-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, very little change in speed vs. display...

Yes, very little change in speed vs. display speed.
10-29-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By gafitanu

600-650 rpm is the correct idle for M113. It...

600-650 rpm is the correct idle for M113. It varies a little depending on the coolant temperature and other factors. Idle has not been adjustable since the introduction of ECU’s on all cars.
10-23-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By gafitanu

Heater valve, if you do a search on this forum...

Heater valve, if you do a search on this forum you will find extensive discussions and DIY. Buy it and replace it.
10-20-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,298
Posted By gafitanu

It is not MB, it is California with ridiculous...

It is not MB, it is California with ridiculous emission restrictions (I do not mean to offense) asking for absolute not one molecule of gasoline having the chance to escape the fuel system into the...
10-10-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By gafitanu

Just wire 12V directly to the pump and you will...

Just wire 12V directly to the pump and you will find out. It is likely the pump and not the ground. MB are very good with grounding.
Forum: Parting Out
10-10-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,958
Posted By gafitanu

Is it Keyless Go?

Is it Keyless Go?
10-04-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By gafitanu

Sorry, no. If there are no takers they go on eBay.

Sorry, no. If there are no takers they go on eBay.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By gafitanu

It is obvious that the NGK's are about 1/2"...

It is obvious that the NGK's are about 1/2" longer than the Bosch that you had before. The impressive dent in each one of them confirms it and the banging that you heard was the pistons hitting the...
Forum: Parting Out
09-11-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,128
Posted By gafitanu

How much for the rear left outside door handle?

How much for the rear left outside door handle?
09-08-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By gafitanu

If you would tell us what is your country it may...

If you would tell us what is your country it may clarify a lot. Also what is edm. There are at least 3 types and maybe not all offered/manufactured by MB. There is the one shown in the first video...
09-07-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By gafitanu

It is in fact an option offered by MB elsewhere...

It is in fact an option offered by MB elsewhere except NA. If your car wasn't fitted with one that doesn't mean they don't exist. EPC has a part number for it and if you do a search on eBay.de (in...
09-05-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By gafitanu

W211 tail pipe tips

I have a used set of tail pipe tips that can bolt to the existing tail pipes. They sit below the bumper. $50 + shipping...
09-05-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By gafitanu

God forbid an unwashed peasant tries to enter the...

God forbid an unwashed peasant tries to enter the Olympus mountain of the AMG gods through unauthentic deceit. Good thing some of the gods are vigilant and the perpetrator has been scooped before he...
09-01-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By gafitanu

The brake message will not disable starting. Do...

The brake message will not disable starting. Do what Krzysztof suggested, pull the plugs and make sure there is no water in the cylinders. Then you will have to investigate with DAS why the engine is...
08-24-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By gafitanu

My mistake as well, I have the exact Schwaben...

My mistake as well, I have the exact Schwaben that you have and it will work very well, just follow the instructions. I don't think you have air in the system. Air moves quickly to the extremities of...
08-22-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By gafitanu

Sometimes when loosening the bleeder screw air...

Sometimes when loosening the bleeder screw air gets sucked in between the screw and the caliper and it shows on your hose. One way to prevent that is to seal the bleeder at the caliper with grease,...
08-22-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By gafitanu

Do you get any message? You may have a leak...

Do you get any message? You may have a leak somewhere but that should give you a message on the IC. Check the connectors to the valves on top of the struts. What is clear is that your struts are not...
08-21-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By gafitanu

W114 are not really sought after models, at least...

W114 are not really sought after models, at least not yet. You will have to throw a lot of money in it. Unless you have a particular affinity for this car I would pass. He will not be getting more...
08-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,468
Posted By gafitanu

Luis, there is conflicting information in your...

Luis, there is conflicting information in your post. You say that SBC-Stop and Hold NEVER worked in your car? Then maybe your car was not set for that feature from the factory. You can write in...
08-11-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,899
Posted By gafitanu

I entered the 220 320 11 58 part number posted by...

I entered the 220 320 11 58 part number posted by Lee above in the EPC and it is a repair kit for the pressure valve, not the valve block. Also images of that part number show an o-ring and a metal...
08-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 38,288
Posted By gafitanu

52 both myself and my wife. Bought it when we...

52 both myself and my wife. Bought it when we were 45 for my wife. We love it.
08-10-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,899
Posted By gafitanu

Hello all, I have been through this so I will...

Hello all, I have been through this so I will share as much as I have.
First, as much as everybody here wishes that sagging will go away by flushing, rodeo, lifting up and down, etc, IT WILL NOT. As...
08-09-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,786
Posted By gafitanu

Hello all, I have been through this so I will...

Hello all, I have been through this so I will share as much as I have.
First, as much as everybody here wishes that sagging will go away by flushing, rodeo, lifting up and down, etc, IT WILL NOT. As...
07-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By gafitanu

Why do you want to do that. As far as I know that...

Why do you want to do that. As far as I know that is a one part. I tried to take mine apart when the Keyless-Go let go of the ghost but you cannot replace any internal components. In the side of the...
07-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,771
Posted By gafitanu

I don't mean to scare you but I would be...

I don't mean to scare you but I would be concerned if that fluid was brown, especially if it turned brown within a year. This is a synthetic fluid that would not go brown just because of aging....
07-18-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By gafitanu

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_0981_62e0782b7545bd48d3733fdbebfb10c286450bee.jpg


I have just been to the AMG plant in Affalterbach and there are...
07-17-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,771
Posted By gafitanu

Rodeo with SDS takes approx 10 minutes. It's been...

Rodeo with SDS takes approx 10 minutes. It's been a few years since I have done it but it definitely wasn't 420 cycles, maybe not even 80 but that should be sufficient. Good luck.
Radu
06-13-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,814
Posted By gafitanu

I ran into this when I had to change my pump. I...

I ran into this when I had to change my pump. I didn't read the WIS all the way so I started the car and I quickly got an ABC error. Also raising/lowering wasn't working and from what I could tell...
06-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By gafitanu

Can you post a picture?

Can you post a picture?
06-01-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By gafitanu

You have been told already to go to the dealer or...

You have been told already to go to the dealer or an indie with a DAS/STAR diagnostic computer. You are wasting your time with the battery, alternator and mechanics trying to hook up their $20 OBDII....
06-01-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By gafitanu

Let me see what I can do. Maybe if you can give...

Let me see what I can do. Maybe if you can give me your email because I cannot load pdf's here.
06-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By gafitanu

H&R Fuel Injection in NY, Pacific Fuel Injection...

H&R Fuel Injection in NY, Pacific Fuel Injection and Jerry Fairchild Industries in CA, Black Forest LLC.
05-31-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By gafitanu

Your VIN number is 10704212017434. An...

Your VIN number is 10704212017434. An inexperienced person read WDB in the box before the VIN in EPC and set the wrong VIN in your documents. Your VIN number was made before MB joined the VIN...
05-30-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By gafitanu

The dashes in the mileage mean that the computer...

The dashes in the mileage mean that the computer has found a discrepancy between the instrument cluster counter and the computer counter. It may mean that the instrument cluster has been replaced...
05-30-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By gafitanu

I keep it in the oven for 15 minutes. My thought...

I keep it in the oven for 15 minutes. My thought was that 185F is not an unusual temperature in a very well insulated engine bay while stopped in traffic in 105F in Houston (I only visited Houston,...
05-30-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,197
Posted By gafitanu

How do you know you have 150 bar during Rodeo? I...

How do you know you have 150 bar during Rodeo? I don't remember what is STAR displaying during Rodeo. From the tests that you performed (you don't get more than 2 bar when you should be getting 50 or...
05-26-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, the shock alone is about $600 and some...

Yes, the shock alone is about $600 and some change. Check Arnott website.
05-26-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By gafitanu

I am in favor of the baking. As I explained in...

I am in favor of the baking. As I explained in other threads you bake it to 185F not more (BenzVince you probably heated it too much). The advantage of baking over heat gun is that the oven heats the...
05-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By gafitanu

I guess there will always be a dude venting his...

I guess there will always be a dude venting his piss and vinegar about things that he cannot comprehend.
There are hundreds of thousands of happy owners of air suspension vehicles out there not just...
05-25-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By gafitanu

What is the rust status? That is usually the...

What is the rust status? That is usually the deciding factor restore vs. part-out. In very good condition I think they can bring around 50K. Indeed the V8 engine is preferred over the I6 (especially...
04-20-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By gafitanu

It is the steering knuckle. I wouldn't drive it...

It is the steering knuckle. I wouldn't drive it with it cracked. It's about $500 and you will need to press out ball joints.
04-13-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By gafitanu

You don't have to be demeaning. What may be a...

You don't have to be demeaning. What may be a harebrained project for you may not be for others. I thought this forums is for sharing information and knowledge. If you don't want to then you can just...
04-13-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By gafitanu

Plutoe, thank you very much for your answer. Can...

Plutoe, thank you very much for your answer. Can you please help me, I'm a mechanical engineer. Where/how would I find that file? How would I virginize and reflash the control module. Maybe this is...
04-12-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By gafitanu

Airmatic parameter

When the CGW is set to USA one of the features of the self leveling suspension is that at 110km/h (68mph) the car lowers 15mm (5/8") which is a nice thing. However a lot of other goodies were...
04-12-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By gafitanu

Airmatic parameter

When the CGW is set to USA one of the features of the self leveling suspension is that at 110km/h (68mph) the car lowers 15mm (5/8") which is a nice thing. However a lot of other goodies were...
04-07-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gafitanu

Yes, they will. Make sure it is 10mm. It is...

Yes, they will. Make sure it is 10mm. It is somewhere in this forum.
04-06-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gafitanu

The sway bar link is not difficult to remove but...

The sway bar link is not difficult to remove but a pain to tighten back because you have to hold the bolt from turning with a short 10 or 12 mm (forgot which one) allen wrench. You have to buy one...
04-04-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gafitanu

I am sure there is a thread somewhere in these...

I am sure there is a thread somewhere in these forums. It is straightforward but you need STAR diagnostic to release the air from the strut (if you have Airmatic).
- release air (Airmatic only)
-...
03-29-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By gafitanu

Each pair of solenoids are locked in place and to...

Each pair of solenoids are locked in place and to each other with a clip that will break (visible on your ebay pictures). Try and slide it out as opposed to unclip it. You will not find that clip to...
03-29-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By gafitanu

Plutoe made it clear in few words. A year ago I...

Plutoe made it clear in few words.
A year ago I decided to keep my W211 another 220k miles so I started replacing all front suspension components. I used the cheap options out there but I had to...
03-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,232
Posted By gafitanu

Maybe it's different on your 08 but battery...

Maybe it's different on your 08 but battery errors on mine show on the display not as a CEL. I assume that they are replacing all of these under warranty and you are not paying.
03-22-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,232
Posted By gafitanu

Just for the hell of it I checked this, I90...

Just for the hell of it I checked this, I90 between Buffalo and Albany is fairly flat and I got to 27.7 mpg at 70 mph constant. That was better than my W211 with the same engine, transmission and...
03-22-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By gafitanu

The reason I pointed to the valve is because mine...

The reason I pointed to the valve is because mine exhibits similar behavior when is cold outside for the first couple of turns after starting. It doesn't throw any codes and I can overpower it. It's...
03-21-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By gafitanu

Check the speed controlled proportional valve in...

Check the speed controlled proportional valve in the steering gear.
03-15-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,055
Posted By gafitanu

Just to clarify here. Vibration at idle is...

Just to clarify here.
Vibration at idle is different than rough idle.
I believe the OP mentions several times rough idle and not once vibration.
Rough idle means that the idle RPM is fluctuating...
03-09-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By gafitanu

They cannot be swapped front to back or left to...

They cannot be swapped front to back or left to right. They come out easy, it is indeed only one screw.
03-08-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,836
Posted By gafitanu

Hello Jerhofer, Amazing work you are doing. ...

Hello Jerhofer,
Amazing work you are doing.
You are asking a question about the spring wedges. They are only a band aid fix covering for other problems. When I started the restoration on my W111 I...
03-07-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,005
Posted By gafitanu

Tsberkey, I am sure you probably read a lot about...

Tsberkey, I am sure you probably read a lot about the ABC by now. Will you see the difference like from night to day? Drive a Corvette and immediately after drive the SL and you will see it. Or take...
03-07-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,005
Posted By gafitanu

Carguyshu, rudeney, by the amount of complaining...

Carguyshu, rudeney, by the amount of complaining and the long litany of problems one would think that we are rushing to sell our SL's however we still own them.
Why don't we also post the good about...
Forum: Parting Out
03-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,956
Posted By gafitanu

Thank you but it's $42 new at the dealer, not...

Thank you but it's $42 new at the dealer, not worth pulling it.
03-06-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By gafitanu

You are looking at thousands of $. There are...

You are looking at thousands of $. There are hundreds of parts that need to be swapped and the seat bottom cover alone is $600. Best bet is to find an owner with black interior that wants grey and...
03-06-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By gafitanu

What do you mean by "they didn't put the air...

What do you mean by "they didn't put the air intake back on the engine"? Is it the 2 plastic tubes from the air intake cover or the entire air cover that contains the 2 air filters? Make sure the big...
03-01-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,232
Posted By gafitanu

Patrick, Congratulations on your purchase. It...

Patrick,
Congratulations on your purchase. It will always put a smile on your face.
I am 1/2 hour away from you and I have the SDS so if you ever need anything just let me know.
Radu
Forum: Parting Out
02-27-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,630
Posted By gafitanu

How much for the Airmatic compressor bracket?

How much for the Airmatic compressor bracket?
Forum: Parting Out
02-27-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,956
Posted By gafitanu

Can you please pull the airmatic compressor...

Can you please pull the airmatic compressor bracket? It looks it is very accessible. How much?
02-26-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By gafitanu

I tried but at start it still doesn't turn the...

I tried but at start it still doesn't turn the top half moon on. With so many options available with DAS I was hoping this is somewhere in it too.
BTW a few years back I had a Kramer moment and the...
02-24-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,232
Posted By gafitanu

My wife's SL has 100K. I replaced the o-rings on...

My wife's SL has 100K. I replaced the o-rings on the front ABC block valves myself a few years back for a few $. The ABC pump took me a long time to swap and that was $300. I had only one problem...
02-24-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By gafitanu

The LCD bar graph has bars except the top and the...

The LCD bar graph has bars except the top and the bottom ones which look like a half moon (along the contour of the bar graph bezel). If you get down to the last bar, its shape is visible. It's not a...
02-23-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By gafitanu

Tank level bar graph setup?

My tank level bar graph never shows the uppermost bar (which is actually like a half moon). I filled the tank all the way up to the cap but the last one never comes on. It's been bothering me for 10...
02-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By gafitanu

A 17mm wrench worked very well on all my 16 plug...

A 17mm wrench worked very well on all my 16 plug boots. Actually the tool is a longer 17mm wrench with an offset.
02-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By gafitanu

Lower ball joints. Worn struts rattle over small...

Lower ball joints. Worn struts rattle over small bumps and they may look "wet".
02-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By gafitanu

There is no battery coding into the computer when...

There is no battery coding into the computer when changing it. At least not in my W203, W211 and R230 for which I changed batteries several times. Batteries only give a "dumb" 12.5V DC and not an...
02-03-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,264
Posted By gafitanu

220,000 miles. I had to replace all of the known...

220,000 miles. I had to replace all of the known culprits mentioned in these forums, I did 99% of the work myself. I love the car and I intend to get to 500K miles with it.
01-30-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By gafitanu

Do you have some more info about those coupes, or...

Do you have some more info about those coupes, or the VIN numbers?
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