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07-08-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 43,410
Posted By mctwin2kman

I have a 2003 with 60,000 miles on it, well...

I have a 2003 with 60,000 miles on it, well ex-wife has it. Check engine light is on. I was going to buy the Bosch Universal and solder the old connector on. Or just buy it with, not sure yet. ...
03-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 215,807
Posted By mctwin2kman

Just got the call from my dealer. Car started...

Just got the call from my dealer. Car started idling rough just yesterday. Out of warranty so I am very happy that I got that call. Funny that it just started this yesterday. Car ran fine before...
03-22-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 61,543
Posted By mctwin2kman

This just happened to me yesterday. Checked...

This just happened to me yesterday. Checked answering machine and had a message from my dealer about the campaign! LOL! Damn what timing.
Forum: Classifieds
11-14-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By mctwin2kman

$200

$200
Forum: Classifieds
11-12-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By mctwin2kman

IN need of an Audio 10!

Is anyone selling a working Audio 10 CD Player that will fit a W203?
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-24-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By mctwin2kman

Need some more info here please. Like miles,...

Need some more info here please. Like miles, last time tun-up was done, if the right plugs were used, what the cap and rotor look like, what gas do you use(Octane), last time fuel filter was done,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-13-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,284
Posted By mctwin2kman

The vacuum modulator is in between the...

The vacuum modulator is in between the transmission tunnel and the drivers side of the tranny. Hard to see really, but it is normally white with a nipple angled at 90 degrees toward the front of the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-28-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By mctwin2kman

I pulled the exhaust manifold totally off to make...

I pulled the exhaust manifold totally off to make things easier. The intake side I just pulled away from the head and left the fuel dizzy still attached to the AFM. Just undid the 4 fuel lines...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-27-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By mctwin2kman

Make sure you use NGK plug wires. On the M102...

Make sure you use NGK plug wires. On the M102 and M103 engine the plug wire, ends, should have 1KOhm resistance. I have found through several tests, I bought so many, of Beru, Bosch, and NGK wires...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-27-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By mctwin2kman

I took off both exhaust and intake manifolds on...

I took off both exhaust and intake manifolds on the first one I did. But on the second, was someone elses and he was there to help out, I left the intake on to make it easier. You still disconnect...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-23-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By mctwin2kman

Because it has a three pointed star. Don't...

Because it has a three pointed star. Don't believe me then call up a shop and ask for a head gasket job cost on say a Jeep Cherokee with the I6 in it, then call back again and ask about an I6 Benz. ...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-09-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By mctwin2kman

They press in and press out. I needed lots of...

They press in and press out. I needed lots of heat on one, I had a torch handy at my father in laws. The other I was at my house and needed to bang the living crap out of it while cobing together a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-07-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By mctwin2kman

I have gutted pre-cats and cat. I have noticed...

I have gutted pre-cats and cat. I have noticed an improvement in acceleration due to the engine rev'ing more freely. Air flow will improve without the cat. Don't worry about back pressure since a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-04-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is one of several sensors that tells the CIS-E...

It is one of several sensors that tells the CIS-E Fuel system what to do. It lets the controller know the engine temp to lean or en-richen the mixture for warm-up and normal engine operation. There...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-01-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By mctwin2kman

The Water Temp Sensor has nothing to do with...

The Water Temp Sensor has nothing to do with gauges. Don't let the name fool you.
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-29-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By mctwin2kman

The defrost button is supposed to blow hot and at...

The defrost button is supposed to blow hot and at full fan speed. That is how it is designed. Still does the same thing in newer Benz's. If you want only the defroster vents then select the button...
05-29-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By mctwin2kman

Mine just quit working as well. It will load CD...

Mine just quit working as well. It will load CD 1 but will not play it nor load any other disk. I am just planning on getting an Audio 10 but would love to know if there is any way to fix the darn...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-29-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By mctwin2kman

9 times out of 10 the cause of that fluctuation...

9 times out of 10 the cause of that fluctuation is a bad water temp sensor, the one used for the CIS-E system to know engine temp. Depending on engine and year it is either the two pin, separate...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-16-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By mctwin2kman

You have one that starts in 1st. Pre-1992...

You have one that starts in 1st. Pre-1992 started in 2nd. Yes first is short due to regulations in Europe. As for the ECU for Transmission control, no they doi not have that. The CIS-E Brain only...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-15-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By mctwin2kman

A trick is to install a toggle switch to connect...

A trick is to install a toggle switch to connect the kickdown wires when the switch is on and then the car will start in 1st. Only issue here is that after you let off the gas it may delay the rest...
05-04-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,892
Posted By mctwin2kman

I personally do not think it sucks that they did...

I personally do not think it sucks that they did it this way. I really don't want my keys in my pocket hitting something else in my pocket and thus rolling my windows down and opening the roof. The...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-02-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By mctwin2kman

Silly question but have you checked with a IR...

Silly question but have you checked with a IR Thermometer to see what the actual temperature is? I bought one to verify my temp as I was changing out that gauge cluster due to a faulty fuel gauge . ...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-27-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By mctwin2kman

Actually he has a 2.6 so he has two electric aux...

Actually he has a 2.6 so he has two electric aux fans and then a clutch based belt driven fan. The clutch on the 2.6 is not a locking clutch like the 2.3, it is a normal clutch that will spin more...
04-20-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By mctwin2kman

There is a 2 or 2.5 gallon reserve in the tank,...

There is a 2 or 2.5 gallon reserve in the tank, when the light comes on. ANd the gauges are set to read less than they have when near Empty. Not to mention that all gauges do not read the same. ...
04-19-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By mctwin2kman

Apparently no one here has read the fuel filler...

Apparently no one here has read the fuel filler door or manual where it says DO NOT TOP OFF! There is a reason it is there you know.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-18-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,086
Posted By mctwin2kman

OVP is Over Voltage Protection relay. It is a...

OVP is Over Voltage Protection relay. It is a fused relay that supplies power to the CIS-E ECU as well as ABS/ASR circuitry if the car is so equipped. It is located behind the plastic panel that is...
04-18-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,587
Posted By mctwin2kman

I am just wondering if it is normal when in Hong...

I am just wondering if it is normal when in Hong Kong to have your MFD in English?
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-29-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By mctwin2kman

It sounds to me that your clutch fan is not...

It sounds to me that your clutch fan is not engaging. The clutch should engage around 100C the electric are set to come on at 110C. 120+ is not a good thing. I would check the thermostat and...
03-15-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By mctwin2kman

Funny the only mirror on my 2003 that does not...

Funny the only mirror on my 2003 that does not dim is the passenger!
Forum: 190E (W201)
01-26-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By mctwin2kman

85-105 is the normal operating range for 190E's...

85-105 is the normal operating range for 190E's no matter what engine. 100 is perfectly fine in traffic.
12-29-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By mctwin2kman

If you are in the USA all MB's have LifeTime...

If you are in the USA all MB's have LifeTime Roadside Assistance. Even my 1986 190E still has roadside from MB and I am no where near the Original Owner.
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-21-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,244
Posted By mctwin2kman

That is it. They crack when they get old! Lots...

That is it. They crack when they get old! Lots of heat up and cool down. If you have a mirror, dental type, and a flashlight you should be able to check it out for cracks. Or if you have smaller...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-20-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,244
Posted By mctwin2kman

There is a boot between the Air Flow Meter and...

There is a boot between the Air Flow Meter and the actual Throttle Body. They crack and allow air to bypass the AFM and thus cause an air leak. This is seen more when cold. Also the rubber hoses...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-19-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,244
Posted By mctwin2kman

You should not hear the hydrolic lifters ticking...

You should not hear the hydrolic lifters ticking at all. If there is really low oil pressure and not enough oil is getting to the lifters then you will get a ticking sound from the top end of the...
12-18-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By mctwin2kman

Did you not note that his location is Germany! ...

Did you not note that his location is Germany! Not all Countries have low ass speed limits.

To the OP, sounds like and air pocket buffeting under the vehicle in the transmission tunnel. Take a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-18-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,244
Posted By mctwin2kman

First Mercedes specifies that Oil Pressure at...

First Mercedes specifies that Oil Pressure at engine temp (80+) is supposed to be .2 Bar so your gauge could be a hair off or the fact that .2 Bar is low in the scale. Second 1500 RPM is roughly the...
12-15-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By mctwin2kman

The reason is because the synchros are engaging...

The reason is because the synchros are engaging to stop the transmission inards from spinning. First is a very tall gear as well. If you do second then first you will have no issues. Since second...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-14-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By mctwin2kman

DUI! Funny part is we had a ride home and were...

DUI! Funny part is we had a ride home and were there and fine. Then one of her dumbass friends calls cause her BF got a DUI and she had not had a drink in over 5 hours, we were at a Wine Tasting...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-13-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By mctwin2kman

Just something I have always done with machines. ...

Just something I have always done with machines. Boats, bikes, cars. Normally done when a woman is around to be a wise ass. 'She is one sexy beast! And the chick is not bad either!'

Probably...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-13-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By mctwin2kman

The OVP is plugged into a big black socket. ...

The OVP is plugged into a big black socket. Sometimes it is hard to unplug due to limited room.
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-13-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By mctwin2kman

New water pump, no air as I know how to burp it,...

New water pump, no air as I know how to burp it, and new radiator as well. New coolant with radiator change. It was a sticky thermostat as when it opened it cooled right back down quickly.

And...
12-12-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By mctwin2kman

My mother told me last night she did this with...

My mother told me last night she did this with her Volvo S-60! Doh!
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-12-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By mctwin2kman

LOL! Mine was shorter though! :D On a side...

LOL! Mine was shorter though! :D

On a side note, my temp shot up to 115 the other day for some unknown reason, I went to pull over and turn off the engine and by the time I was to the side of the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-12-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By mctwin2kman

The OVP is the Over Voltage Protection Relay. It...

The OVP is the Over Voltage Protection Relay. It runs the ABS, SRS, and CIS-E Fuel Injection Systems. It is behind the false cover behind the battery and is silver with a red top with a fuse or 2...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-07-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By mctwin2kman

Could be a bad cap on the coolant tank. If it is...

Could be a bad cap on the coolant tank. If it is not sealing properly and allowing air in you will get higher temps. The boiling sound leads me to this. You also need to Burp all the air out of the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-07-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By mctwin2kman

Bad OVP Relay or blown fuse on it is the normal...

Bad OVP Relay or blown fuse on it is the normal cause. Is the engine idling differently?
09-19-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,913
Posted By mctwin2kman

The body is no different, only the options and if...

The body is no different, only the options and if you get an SS you get some different wheels and different side skirts and panels. But the actual Body, Sheet Metal is the same. The only C Class,...
09-18-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By mctwin2kman

On an M111 engine yes, not on the M271 though!

On an M111 engine yes, not on the M271 though!
09-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By mctwin2kman

If the repairs do not meet your requirements then...

If the repairs do not meet your requirements then the body shop has to re-do what you want. At there own expense. A good body shop will mix the paint correctly to match before painting. They do...
09-06-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By mctwin2kman

December is one of the best times to buy any...

December is one of the best times to buy any vehicle, except a 4x4 in snow areas. The reason being they want to get rid of as much inventory as possible before the year ends for tax reasons. Not to...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-25-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By mctwin2kman

E-Bay for a Tranny. Then take old one and have...

E-Bay for a Tranny. Then take old one and have rebuilt if you want. Or find one at a salvage yard!
08-17-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By mctwin2kman

I find it so funny that people need some sort of...

I find it so funny that people need some sort of light to tell them the cruise is on! I always know when mine is on due to me activating it! I have only driven one car in my life that had a cruise...
08-16-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,820
Posted By mctwin2kman

Now I am wondering if that 190E was a 2.5 16V Evo...

Now I am wondering if that 190E was a 2.5 16V Evo I or just kitted. Interior looks to be Evo I style!
08-07-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,399
Posted By mctwin2kman

Luxury to me equates to comfort and quite. Both...

Luxury to me equates to comfort and quite. Both of which the C Class has. I was in a friends Celica GTS this weekend and have been in Hyundia's as well. And neither are quite on the road and...
08-03-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is! Of course the wife drives the W203 all...

It is! Of course the wife drives the W203 all the time and works like 2 miles from the house. Gets worse than my W201 and I drive it everyday back and forth and back and forth to work and home. I...
08-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By mctwin2kman

We own a Mercedes! I have no problems paying for...

We own a Mercedes! I have no problems paying for gas when I drive the car the way it was intended to be driven! Or the way I want to drive it. Either way gas prices are not effecting my driving...
08-03-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By mctwin2kman

If you burn 1 quart of oil in 8000 miles you are...

If you burn 1 quart of oil in 8000 miles you are doing pretty good. The manufacturer's for the last 30+ years have found that 1 quart per 1000 miles is acceptable and unless you burn more than that...
07-19-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,918
Posted By mctwin2kman

If you have the Bose option in the W203 the Fiber...

If you have the Bose option in the W203 the Fiber Cable carries the audio signal to the Amplifier, also the CD Changer and Phone are on that fiber loop as well. Then from the amp to the speakers of...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By mctwin2kman

Don't get me wrong they are an awesome car. Just...

Don't get me wrong they are an awesome car. Just wish I could get a real Evo II in the US. Now that would be sweet. If I remember correctly they put out somewhere near 230Hp from a NA 2.5 16V...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-18-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By mctwin2kman

Look up the stats. Not one W201 Evo I or Evo II...

Look up the stats. Not one W201 Evo I or Evo II was ever imported into the USA. They both had 2.5 16V engines in them, the I produced around 197Hp and the II produced 230Hp as I recall. Not one...
07-14-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By mctwin2kman

Agreed that engines are made much better today...

Agreed that engines are made much better today than 30 years ago, but that 1 quart every 1000 spec has stayed around. I am not saying I agree with it, especially with 7500-10,000 miles oil changes...
07-13-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By mctwin2kman

About 8000 miles it says to on mine. I add a...

About 8000 miles it says to on mine. I add a half a quart though not a full since I have no dipstick to check it with.

Engine Specs held by all manufacturers call for consumption of 1 quart...
07-03-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By mctwin2kman

Most times when you buy a used vehicle at a...

Most times when you buy a used vehicle at a dealer they are responsible to fix it for free for a certain amount of miles/time. In NYS that was 30 days minimum, 90 if the car had less than 60,000...
06-14-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By mctwin2kman

I had an O2 blow out of my 190 Exhaust once. ...

I had an O2 blow out of my 190 Exhaust once. Scared the crap out of me but was just loud as hell. Also had an exhaust blot break between the manifold and downpipes. Currently I have a slight leak...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-08-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By mctwin2kman

Forgot radiator. Yes you will need that. There...

Forgot radiator. Yes you will need that. There is really no diference in suspension. The engine do not difer in weight by that much.
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By mctwin2kman

Will drop right in. Need the ECU. Will need new...

Will drop right in. Need the ECU. Will need new Ignition Control Module and wiring harness. Tranny and motor mounts will bolt right up. And as stated the tourque converter as well.
06-07-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By mctwin2kman

I use my stock C7 17 inch wheels with High...

I use my stock C7 17 inch wheels with High Performance All Seasons and have absolutely no problem getting around in the snow. I had taken the Coupe up to Upstate NY, Watertown, and driven in 4-6...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By mctwin2kman

That is the fan temp sensor. It operates the...

That is the fan temp sensor. It operates the clutch fan on a 2.3 and aux fan and will have those two prongs plus one more. If you have a 2.6 then it operates the aux fans and is two prong and the...
05-31-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By mctwin2kman

A.) You need to find a new dealer that can fix...

A.) You need to find a new dealer that can fix problems and not BS you.

B.) Realize you bought the bottom of the line MB in the USA and you thus do not get the S class interior build quality.
...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-31-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By mctwin2kman

Yep pull that filter housing off and look...

Yep pull that filter housing off and look underneath and make sure the hoses are connected still under there and the oil filter is sealed properly.

On a side note! MTI where in the heck have you...
05-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By mctwin2kman

And my wife and I normally do this as well while...

And my wife and I normally do this as well while we wait for the seat to get to position. Turn key to on and seat starts to move tro preset position, we are both short so it only goes so far and we...
05-25-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By mctwin2kman

None that I have driven do that. They all hold...

None that I have driven do that. They all hold redline. Well about 200 RPM over redline which is where the fuel cut-off is.
05-24-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By mctwin2kman

I use 93 and have never had starting or idling...

I use 93 and have never had starting or idling issues. Car has 49,000 miles on it.
05-24-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is most likely not called E10 at the pump. It...

It is most likely not called E10 at the pump. It is the blended gas in certain regions that helps keep smog down. Used to be MTBE mixed with it but the good old government decided not to protect the...
05-22-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By mctwin2kman

That would be too confusing in the long run when...

That would be too confusing in the long run when engine changes are made. People get used to certain names and become stupid when it comes to that sort of thing. Just makes the marketing easier...
05-22-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By mctwin2kman

The tranny is annoying for those who have driven...

The tranny is annoying for those who have driven a 5 speed. But it is designed to be in the optimum gear for what you want. SO yes it does hunt and irritate but also is in the right gear for...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-17-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By mctwin2kman

Man why is it that every 16V for sale is on the...

Man why is it that every 16V for sale is on the other side of the damn country? Wish I was on the left coast as I see so many good ones or even semi good ones for sale over there! :wall:
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-11-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,172
Posted By mctwin2kman

Check your O2 sensor and check your air/fuel...

Check your O2 sensor and check your air/fuel mixture. You can search the 190revolution forum or look in the stickies at the top of the General Main section on how to check those two things. Also...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

Actually the dash can be pulled in less than an...

Actually the dash can be pulled in less than an hour and you can check everything under there and get a great idea of how it works. But most likely you just have either a bad CC unit or vacuum leak,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-10-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,172
Posted By mctwin2kman

When was the last tune-up? The last time you...

When was the last tune-up? The last time you used fuel injection cleaner? Last time the O2 was changed? How does it start cold and warm?

Check for vacuum leaks as well as this is common when...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-10-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

Check every vacuum line and rubber connector in...

Check every vacuum line and rubber connector in the engine compartment to see if any are disconnected or cracked. The slightest vacuum leak can cause all kinds of issues on these cars. Next you can...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-09-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

I go daily so no need for me to look for it. But...

I go daily so no need for me to look for it. But there is a link for view posts since last visit and there is one for View Your Posts.
05-08-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 221,140
Posted By mctwin2kman

I do not know where it is since I do not have a...

I do not know where it is since I do not have a Euro Coupe, but it should be on the headlight itself, probably on top of one of them, whichever needs the actual change. Start there looking for some...
05-08-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,723
Posted By mctwin2kman

Even my 20 year old W201 is stable at higher...

Even my 20 year old W201 is stable at higher speeds. It will not go much faster than about 110 but it is smooth at those speeds. Just like my W203 with a hair more body roll due to not having the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-08-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

I never have problems with speed there. Strange!...

I never have problems with speed there. Strange! I agree that it would be cool to have the nice little arrow on a thread you have posted but I can figure it out pretty easily.
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-05-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

You have several options, new, used, or fix...

You have several options, new, used, or fix yourself if it is simple.

I had to buy two used ones before I got a working one from e-bay. This and other W201 questions are better asked on...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-05-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By mctwin2kman

The O is off for the whole HVAC system. The AC...

The O is off for the whole HVAC system. The AC Compressor is off in EC mode. What you are descibing happening to you can be a few diferent things. First is the fan still running when you select...
05-03-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By mctwin2kman

The only problem I have ever had with my Bose was...

The only problem I have ever had with my Bose was the CD Changer failed. Not really Bose fault though but definetley MB's for there **** suppliers.
05-03-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By mctwin2kman

Normally you warranty starts at the mileage on...

Normally you warranty starts at the mileage on the actual title for the first owner of the car. So if the car has 500 miles on it when you purchase it then it ends at 50,500 miles. So back in the...
05-02-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By mctwin2kman

So he gets 50K or 60K as the end point? If...

So he gets 50K or 60K as the end point?

If 50K then I think that is the rules that changed and basically force the dealers to stop doing this. Then again this was in NYS that my family had the...
05-02-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By mctwin2kman

85 miles is nothing. Could be from test drives,...

85 miles is nothing. Could be from test drives, could be AMG selected it for testing, could be due to it coming from another dealer.

I have seen cars with as low as 4 miles and I have seen them...
05-01-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By mctwin2kman

In the two states I have lived there is a yearly...

In the two states I have lived there is a yearly vehicle safety inspection, and emmissions now as well. Basically they make sure once a year that all safety features on the car are in working order....
04-28-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By mctwin2kman

The point of mentioning the legality was to tell...

The point of mentioning the legality was to tell you in a nice way that 'NO' it is not possible without you hard wiring it to do it. Also if you were to do it your car may not pass a vehicle...
04-27-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,822
Posted By mctwin2kman

Uhm the Viper has an OHV engine in it. Any...

Uhm the Viper has an OHV engine in it. Any engine that is not SOHC or DOHC is OHV. Like old V-6's and even some still used today. As well as V-8's. Think Chrysler, GM and Ford Trucks.
04-27-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is against the law in most states if not the...

It is against the law in most states if not the whole of the USA to have fogs and high beams on. That is why US versions do not do this. Since if you are in the fog you would never have your high...
04-26-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,026
Posted By mctwin2kman

Never buy a car with low profile tires if you do...

Never buy a car with low profile tires if you do not want to experience some slight pull here or there due to imperfections in the road. There is no such thing as a flat level road in the USA! ...
04-24-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By mctwin2kman

I have 45,000 miles on my factory brakes and...

I have 45,000 miles on my factory brakes and still have some room left to go. Not sure how much but there looks to be plenty of pad left. I am just surprised they lasted this long......
04-20-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By mctwin2kman

And official MB Spec on the C230 was 7.2 seconds...

And official MB Spec on the C230 was 7.2 seconds in 2002 and 7.4 seconds in 2003+ M271 form. 7.2 if she was manual.
04-18-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,555
Posted By mctwin2kman

I have noticed on the sedans that is the way it...

I have noticed on the sedans that is the way it is in the back but not the front doors. I know my Coupe Doors can be opened while in motion still. I have a 6 speed though so it may be diferent...
04-12-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,762
Posted By mctwin2kman

I just don't get it. Why would the harness in...

I just don't get it. Why would the harness in the engine compartment go bad due to oil being on it? I mean wouldn't the wires be designed to be able to have oil on them since they are in the engine...
04-11-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By mctwin2kman

Checking In!:D:D:D:D:D

Checking In!:D:D:D:D:D
04-06-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mctwin2kman

Interesting. So if I steal your car in Florida...

Interesting. So if I steal your car in Florida then I can pretty much keep it as long as I park it in my garage? Seems that if it is on my property that possession is 9/10 th's of the law so it is...
04-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mctwin2kman

You are correct in the case of say a computer. ...

You are correct in the case of say a computer. But you would be hard pressed to actually get a Mechanics Lean on a ~$30,000+ vehicle for $800 in repairs. In order to actually get one in most states...
04-05-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mctwin2kman

They can not hold your vehicle by law. Even...

They can not hold your vehicle by law. Even though you sign the paperwork when dropping off your car it has absolutely no legal binding. It is there to scare the person into paying. You could have...
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mctwin2kman

Ah I see now. When I read it the first time it...

Ah I see now. When I read it the first time it sounded like you drove back to the dealer on the flat tire since they would not send a tow truck. You never mention changing to the spare in the OP so...
04-03-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mctwin2kman

First I do not get why they would not tow there...

First I do not get why they would not tow there own vehicle. Even though it is not sold yet MB Roadside is available. Also there insurance should cover a blow out. The rim damage that is at least....
04-03-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By mctwin2kman

No most people that have a brand new car call the...

No most people that have a brand new car call the dealer first for problems. At least that is what I would do. Now if it is out of warranty I would ask here first.

And I had that same issue a...
03-31-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 220,309
Posted By mctwin2kman

My factory tires were Pirreli P-Zero Nero's that...

My factory tires were Pirreli P-Zero Nero's that is why they did not last long. What people do not realize is that low profile high performance summer tires have soft tread and do not last long. ...
03-31-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 220,309
Posted By mctwin2kman

I do not have staggered and I do rotate them...

I do not have staggered and I do rotate them every 5000 miles and my original tires lasted 13000 miles with normal driving and only a few burnouts when it was new. My next set lasted 28000 miles.
03-27-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By mctwin2kman

And what tires are on it? Are the pressures set...

And what tires are on it? Are the pressures set correctly? The only reason I had my 2003 aligned was due to it being covered for free in the first year and 12,000 miles. Mine did not pull other...
03-27-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By mctwin2kman

For one a car with wide low profile tires will...

For one a car with wide low profile tires will always feel like it pulls one way or another due to it following every little line, crack and uneven surface of the roadway. Add to that the fact that...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-23-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By mctwin2kman

What gasket? Head or Valve Cover. I am thinking...

What gasket? Head or Valve Cover. I am thinking Head. Second, were you out of gas? Otherwise why did you add it? Third, if the fans are running, what was the engine temp when it died? You are...
03-17-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By mctwin2kman

Yep use the warranty while you have it. And are...

Yep use the warranty while you have it. And are you using Premium Fuel?
03-17-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By mctwin2kman

First I would not trade. For one the C230K SS or...

First I would not trade. For one the C230K SS or SC supposedly did 0-60 in 7.2-7.5 seconds. The new C230 SS does it in 8.2 and the C280 supposedly in 7.2. So technically even though the C280 has...
03-17-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By mctwin2kman

45,000 miles on ours and it still idles like when...

45,000 miles on ours and it still idles like when it was new. Smooth. Now my wife only drives a short distance to work now compared to the first few years of life with the Coupe. SO I take it once...
02-28-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,828
Posted By mctwin2kman

My poor 190 is 20 years old and has only 120Hp! ...

My poor 190 is 20 years old and has only 120Hp! It needs to be floored to get it going compared to todays auto's. I mean the thing had a 0-60 time of 10 seconds. I had a Neon and a Saturn before...
02-24-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,783
Posted By mctwin2kman

I hate to say this but I would bet your S class...

I hate to say this but I would bet your S class is built with a tad better parts than a C Class!
02-24-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,783
Posted By mctwin2kman

Uhmmmm!!

Uhmmmm!!
02-24-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By mctwin2kman

Well the stock lights are good of course. I just...

Well the stock lights are good of course. I just like the Bi-X lighting better. I have glasses and am noticing as I start to get older that at night my vision is not what it used to be. Not bad but...
02-24-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,783
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is funny that mine was one of the first to...

It is funny that mine was one of the first to have them in the US. Even funnier is that the newer ones are not as good it seems. MB Cutting costs!!! lol
02-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,783
Posted By mctwin2kman

Factory Bi-X's on my 2003 Coupe and have had the...

Factory Bi-X's on my 2003 Coupe and have had the car since 1/2003! Has 45,000 on it now and never had an issue with the Bi-X headlights or the ignitors.
02-23-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By mctwin2kman

Funny mine have worked flawlessly for three...

Funny mine have worked flawlessly for three years! :D

RE-Agent, the MB ones do not really have much of a blue tint to them. But are a heck of a lot better than the frosted ones that came on the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
02-16-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,861
Posted By mctwin2kman

First HVAC is vacuum controlled. Check all...

First HVAC is vacuum controlled. Check all Vacuum rubber connectors under the hood as well as leading into the car. Sounds to me you have a serious vacuum problem or bad HVAC unit. Strange since...
02-10-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By mctwin2kman

Are the caliper bolts painted? Are they coated...

Are the caliper bolts painted? Are they coated in anything? Have they been removed ever?

Sorry but a bolt or bolt head that is exposed to the atmosphere is going toshow surface rust. There is...
Forum: 190E (W201)
02-06-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By mctwin2kman

Yeah it is .net! Ooopppssss!

Yeah it is .net! Ooopppssss!
Forum: 190E (W201)
02-03-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By mctwin2kman

Sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Check all...

Sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Check all rubber vacuum connectors. Also under the air cleaner is the Idle Air Control Valve and it has large rubber hoses attached to it. This unit is what...
Forum: 190E (W201)
01-31-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By mctwin2kman

It is most likely the Water Temp Sensor. This...

It is most likely the Water Temp Sensor. This sensor tells the CIS-E the engine temp so that it can actuate the cold start valve if needed and control the engine idle to speed it up for cold engine....
Forum: 190E (W201)
01-30-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,871
Posted By mctwin2kman

Heater core is under 100 bucks and it takes about...

Heater core is under 100 bucks and it takes about 4-5 hours to R and R the dash and replace the core. Not a bad job really, just time consuming. Once you do it though you see everything under the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
01-25-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By mctwin2kman

For that you could most likely get at least $6K...

For that you could most likely get at least $6K if not more. In the right market with low mileage like that you could see $9K easy.
01-20-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,664
Posted By mctwin2kman

Redline is actually either 6200 or 6250 on the...

Redline is actually either 6200 or 6250 on the M271 engine. My rev limiter kicks in at 6250 RPM. On my Coupe they have redline marked at 6000RPM but in the engine specs it is 6200RPM.
01-19-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,453
Posted By mctwin2kman

Well in the end yes you should get what you want....

Well in the end yes you should get what you want. But this is a sticky situation for some dealers. I used to live in NYS and my family owned a dealership. We had to put the front plate frames on. ...
01-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,453
Posted By mctwin2kman

A lot of dealers have a policy to put it on if...

A lot of dealers have a policy to put it on if the car is sold in a state that requires a front plate. Why should the dealer be responsible for you breaking the law without the plate? If you do not...
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