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07-03-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By exhaustgases

As long as your sure the new battery is full...

As long as your sure the new battery is full charge, and all connections are good and clean, all wires connected etc. Then I'd look at the owners manual about resetting after disconnecting and...
07-02-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By exhaustgases

Serious? Worn out parts? I'm going to go to the...

Serious? Worn out parts? I'm going to go to the closest Mercedes dealer and ask if I can dumpster dive for scrap parts, I had no idea they were worth that much.
07-01-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By exhaustgases

The new cams?

The new cams?
06-26-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By exhaustgases

Old bicycle sprockets are made from better...

Old bicycle sprockets are made from better material. Just wow, those should be life time warranty.
06-26-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By exhaustgases

At least it is kind of an obvious problem....

At least it is kind of an obvious problem. Anything can be fixed but at what cost?
06-25-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,343
Posted By exhaustgases

If it was me I would have saved that 50K mile oil...

If it was me I would have saved that 50K mile oil and put it all back in after the work was done, and try for another 50K on it. :X
Forum: GL63 AMG
06-25-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By exhaustgases

Another over a month and no news on what happened.

Another over a month and no news on what happened.
06-25-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,068
Posted By exhaustgases

Over a month and no news about what was done?

Over a month and no news about what was done?
06-07-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By exhaustgases

Automatic Transmission fluid

This guy is great. Yes this video is not strictly about MB transmissions, but the information pertains, as far as always using the correct fluid the manufacture and dealer says to use.
In other...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-07-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By exhaustgases

Goes to show you mechanics now are not what they...

Goes to show you mechanics now are not what they used to be. Very easy to figure it out, if he would have made sure it was all very clean. Like others say its either the seal or coming from the top...
05-31-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,109
Posted By exhaustgases

And its from all the outsourcing to other...

And its from all the outsourcing to other country's, some country's know all they have to do is get their junk out there, and never worry about having to warrantee it. The only way they take it back...
05-31-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By exhaustgases

So then since the replacement engine has 40 some...

So then since the replacement engine has 40 some K miles, then you will be having a new chain and tensioner installed on it?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-21-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By exhaustgases

Some scary assembly work there on a few...

Some scary assembly work there on a few procedures, see some room for improvement on some of it.
05-21-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By exhaustgases

I really wouldn't use water to wash new engine...

I really wouldn't use water to wash new engine compartments using a hose or pressure washer, spray bottle yes but careful. But if you do use high volume water let it sit for 2 or more days in...
05-21-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By exhaustgases

Some folks would think that price is too high....

Some folks would think that price is too high. Just remember it is a lot of work, the parts cost as well, and the place doing the work has to budget in the warranty. So if it breaks they have to work...
05-21-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,876
Posted By exhaustgases

If your a very well versed auto mechanic type...

If your a very well versed auto mechanic type even some DIYers are included, and have many of the proper tools meaning electronic stuff too. The price for any flooded car should not be more than...
05-15-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By exhaustgases

Sounds cheap to me. If you where doing that job...

Sounds cheap to me. If you where doing that job for someone and they wanted a warranty, you would have to charge enough so if there was a problem and you had to redo for free, then you'd make a bit...
05-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By exhaustgases

How about the weather in the area? If you are...

How about the weather in the area? If you are down south and are experiencing lots of rain and humidity that could contribute to the problem. In older cars it was a huge issue with the ignition...
05-09-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By exhaustgases

And it could be you have bad knock sensor or...

And it could be you have bad knock sensor or wiring issue too.
05-09-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By exhaustgases

What kind of weather you have there? When did you...

What kind of weather you have there? When did you last get gas? Suspect bad fuel before jumping on the pricey stuff.
05-09-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By exhaustgases

Are you getting lots of rain in your area? When...

Are you getting lots of rain in your area? When did you last get gas? I would suspect bad gas first, before jumping on all the expensive stuff.
05-05-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,343
Posted By exhaustgases

So when does the "Rebuild" start? So far its a...

So when does the "Rebuild" start? So far its a valve job ! To "rebuild" the very first step is removing it from the vehicle. Any bets on how long it lasts?
04-27-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,901
Posted By exhaustgases

If that was the case then you would think more...

If that was the case then you would think more than 1 should be a problem and knock sensors should catch initial pinging and retard down. He said in Taiwan and was asking about US. Not a good design...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-27-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,490
Posted By exhaustgases

And what did the independent outfit find???

And what did the independent outfit find???
04-26-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,670
Posted By exhaustgases

Did the mechanic use the correct fluid?

Did the mechanic use the correct fluid?
04-22-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By exhaustgases

Looks like the same old cutting corners and...

Looks like the same old cutting corners and building cheap and pricing high. There is a reason for the cam lifter problems, that have been pretty much eliminated on other manufactures engines. Any...
04-22-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,529
Posted By exhaustgases

And hopefully the cleaner doesn't pollute the O2...

And hopefully the cleaner doesn't pollute the O2 sensors.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-22-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By exhaustgases

Not sure but I think they have to have a special...

Not sure but I think they have to have a special fuel pump to run a separate fuel injector and also have a spark plug. And how well it all works depends on how much O2 is available. It would be lots...
04-20-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By exhaustgases

If I had one of the cars needing a replaced...

If I had one of the cars needing a replaced airbag inflator, I would ask for a written guarantee that it will not blow up in my face as shrapnel. If they refuse then you know that they know the...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-19-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,490
Posted By exhaustgases

It will be nice to hear if the dealer was telling...

It will be nice to hear if the dealer was telling stories. Keep us posted on what the indy found.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,703
Posted By exhaustgases

Right !!!!! That is why all industrial engines...

Right !!!!! That is why all industrial engines have those magic Alusil cylinders, as well as aircraft engines. I love it when someone learns me on my life long study and profession. I have to ask how...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By exhaustgases

The one doesn't look too good. Or is that just a...

The one doesn't look too good. Or is that just a sample of what you said about the others you see on the net?
04-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,160
Posted By exhaustgases

And like many things designed for us consumers...

And like many things designed for us consumers now, things designed by idiots that don't seem to think ahead or remember what the engineers of the old days figured out by hard work and proven...
04-03-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By exhaustgases

And really what in the world does a convertible...

And really what in the world does a convertible top problem have to do with swapping an ENGINE? Reading and comprehension problem?
04-03-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By exhaustgases

Yeah it is like those things are designed to get...

Yeah it is like those things are designed to get ruined. We need one as well.
04-03-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By exhaustgases

Yeah I'm not sure with some of the MB stuff, for...

Yeah I'm not sure with some of the MB stuff, for all I know it was some sort of waterless coolant. Its the step sons and I try to avoid it all I can. I'll fix broke, I just don't need the blame...
04-02-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By exhaustgases

Coolant ?

So to bring coolant level up is water okay, or do you need the special MB coolant?
Forum: W211 AMG
03-27-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By exhaustgases

Wrong front cover, we thought it was the front...

Wrong front cover, we thought it was the front cover where the timing set is, not a head cover.
03-24-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By exhaustgases

Really? It looks plenty clean, just do the normal...

Really? It looks plenty clean, just do the normal oil and filter change.
03-23-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By exhaustgases

Thank you, so is there a good way to identify...

Thank you, so is there a good way to identify which is which?
03-23-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By exhaustgases

Radiator ID help

I'd like to see if this 2002 Clk430 has the radiator not known for the trans cooler leak, what am I supposed to look for? I did a search with no luck.
03-23-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,343
Posted By exhaustgases

This is a funny one, and great entertainment. And...

This is a funny one, and great entertainment. And why I like car and truck forums. I have seen worse condition. The thing that gets me is there is no time to do oil changes, yet lots of time to...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-17-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,583
Posted By exhaustgases

The problem with painting any car nowadays is the...

The problem with painting any car nowadays is the products used. I'm guessing all newer MB stuff is water colors, as most new cars are. And lots of collision shops also use water colors now as well....
Forum: W211 AMG
03-16-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By exhaustgases

So funny the guy says it should not cost more...

So funny the guy says it should not cost more etc. and it should not be this or that. I've been a wrench twister for a long time. And from experience doing that sort of job with no space to work...
03-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By exhaustgases

Yeah more unbelievable idiocy. I can see that on...

Yeah more unbelievable idiocy. I can see that on say a pump or genset type of application but not on a manned vehicle, and like you say there goes your air supply for the brakes. Can you imagine...
03-02-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By exhaustgases

I would really like to know what happened to...

I would really like to know what happened to common sense with out fits like the DOT, that should not even be legal. As well as the stupid bright head and tail lights on some new vehicles.
Yeah...
02-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By exhaustgases

There is no reason to force a limp mode for any...

There is no reason to force a limp mode for any component in a vehicle, that is as stupid as it would be putting an oil pressure kill switch on an aircraft engine. Even with zero oil pressure that...
02-28-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By exhaustgases

Yes they are normal taper roller bearings and the...

Yes they are normal taper roller bearings and the actual bearings come out easy. Its getting the old races out of the hub that would be difficult for a non mechanic type. You could always have an...
02-28-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By exhaustgases

Do these models have the transmission fluid...

Do these models have the transmission fluid wicking problem, that sends trans fluid into the tcm?
02-28-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By exhaustgases

There should NEVER be a TCM that is programmed to...

There should NEVER be a TCM that is programmed to put any transmission into a limp mode while the vehicle is in motion. Any OEM that does that should have a few billion dollar law suit.
Same goes...
02-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By exhaustgases

Most all electric fans use a temperature sensor...

Most all electric fans use a temperature sensor to control them as well as a relay, so check both.
02-21-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,901
Posted By exhaustgases

Nice, sounds like a $5 or 7K job?

Nice, sounds like a $5 or 7K job?
02-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,744
Posted By exhaustgases

Is this for a 2004 ? For 18K you could probably...

Is this for a 2004 ? For 18K you could probably get 2 or 3 cars.
02-11-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By exhaustgases

Replace vs fix the original. If the OP is an...

Replace vs fix the original. If the OP is an expert mechanic then yeah fix it. If he or she is just an occasional wrench twister that does brakes and such, then the fix job could end up being a total...
Forum: Marketplace
02-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By exhaustgases

If I was going to spend $25k for a, sorry all mb...

If I was going to spend $25k for a, sorry all mb lovers, cheap built stock MB engine. I would have found an outfit to fully machine a billet block, and had someone like bryant make a billet...
Forum: Marketplace
02-09-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By exhaustgases

And the one you have is again barely worth $500....

And the one you have is again barely worth $500. If anyone offers you that take it.
Forum: Marketplace
02-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By exhaustgases

$500 is too much for a 2012 hydraulic locked...

$500 is too much for a 2012 hydraulic locked engine, to break the piston other parts are likely bent or or trashed. 8k keep dreaming for as long as the posting last here is one that runs on ebay for...
Forum: W218
02-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,363
Posted By exhaustgases

If someone was supplying the parts, I could do...

If someone was supplying the parts, I could do the job for under 3k, that is just the engine, no desire to deal with the car. The reason for huge cost from a shop is they have to warrant the work. So...
02-01-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By exhaustgases

Easy fix, likely $100. repair at a small...

Easy fix, likely $100. repair at a small independent shop, or less if a person knows how to fix it.
02-01-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By exhaustgases

Yeah like we all can guess the abbreviations, I...

Yeah like we all can guess the abbreviations, I guess its just cool to use them and make us all guess.
Here are some definitions.
George Bush
Gift Box
Gall Bladder
Giga Bytes
Governing Board...
01-24-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By exhaustgases

Really ? a mass of wires and hoses with a plastic...

Really ? a mass of wires and hoses with a plastic cover? I guess its better than a skull.
01-24-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By exhaustgases

Maybe an SLS they look so cool.

Maybe an SLS they look so cool.
Forum: Hawaii
01-24-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By exhaustgases

So where is a good place to get it ?

So where is a good place to get it ?
Forum: W211 AMG
01-21-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By exhaustgases

If a transmission nowadays needs work at 100k...

If a transmission nowadays needs work at 100k something is wrong. It must be being abused or something.
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By exhaustgases

The insulation should be made like it is for...

The insulation should be made like it is for airliners, because if airliners had crap wiring like some cars do the lawsuits would be flying. The best way for auto makers to comply with epa crap is to...
01-20-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By exhaustgases

Likely out of time.

Likely out of time.
01-16-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,221
Posted By exhaustgases

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-takata-bankrupt...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-takata-bankruptcy-analysis/with-new-takata-air-bag-recalls-automakers-may-face-more-liabilities-idUSKBN1A40X5

I would bet alot of folks think they are safe from...
01-16-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By exhaustgases

Sound transit ? And the huge expense etc. Yet...

Sound transit ? And the huge expense etc. Yet years ago they tear up all the rail road tracks from Renton to Bellevue, and from Renton to Maplevalley, oh and don't forget even the nice scenic ones...
01-16-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By exhaustgases

First off you could likely find a low mile used...

First off you could likely find a low mile used engine for alot less than that, and have some night owl tech swap it. The problem may not be as bad as they say, get another opinion.
01-14-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By exhaustgases

And this makes me think of the dump truck cover...

And this makes me think of the dump truck cover the load law that none of the dump trucks ever do. Then we can talk about the 7 foot wide parking spaces most all park lots have so you can get your...
01-08-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By exhaustgases

They are dangerous, if you can't remove those...

They are dangerous, if you can't remove those dangerous battery's then don't park it in a garage you care about, especially if it is attached to your home. Yeah mag power would be great if you do it...
01-08-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,221
Posted By exhaustgases

From what I have read, most all the replacement...

From what I have read, most all the replacement inflaters are just new, made the same as the old and will some years down the road need replacement again. Please correct me if this is not true.
IMO...
01-06-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,381
Posted By exhaustgases

I have not dealt with that problem yet. But if it...

I have not dealt with that problem yet. But if it happens I would give JB Weld a try, usually if something like that breaks even drilling small holes and using little metal pins made from say small...
01-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By exhaustgases

And most always they are inline about 4 to 6...

And most always they are inline about 4 to 6 inches or so in from the factory tire jack locations, at least on a CLK430 they are.
01-06-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By exhaustgases

Hot or cold it will not hold oil depending on...

Hot or cold it will not hold oil depending on temperature, that is if enough time is allowed to drain it at cold temps.
01-04-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By exhaustgases

Did you isolate the noise? Stethoscope? And it...

Did you isolate the noise? Stethoscope? And it does the knock all the time at all speeds? Exhaust leaks can be misleading and sound like a knock.
01-04-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By exhaustgases

Maybe they need to just make it so at every...

Maybe they need to just make it so at every scheduled oil change the whole engine is replaced, that way no one can use the wrong oil. Who needs a dipstick or oil plug anymore when the engine is...
Forum: South
01-04-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By exhaustgases

Picture ?

Picture ?
01-04-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By exhaustgases

Magnets show normal break in wear material.

Magnets show normal break in wear material.
01-02-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By exhaustgases

Hard to tell, could be timing chain, or a pulley...

Hard to tell, could be timing chain, or a pulley bearing you need to use a hose or stethoscope to listen to the areas and localize the sound.
12-31-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By exhaustgases

Thermostats are easy to check if your worried...

Thermostats are easy to check if your worried about that. I would though first make sure the problem is not a gauge sensor issue first though.
12-31-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By exhaustgases

Kinda makes the shop cost sound good huh? But...

Kinda makes the shop cost sound good huh? But then who stripped the threads? Yeah I'd hate it too, but I'd remove the engine so I could do the job right. DIY is not for everyone, if your not a...
12-29-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By exhaustgases

So what is the cost for the new engine deal?...

So what is the cost for the new engine deal? Sorry to hear that at such low miles.
12-29-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,639
Posted By exhaustgases

Just be careful to make sure you don't change the...

Just be careful to make sure you don't change the Toe alignment setting doing it.
12-23-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By exhaustgases

Cast iron automatic transmission cases for most...

Cast iron automatic transmission cases for most car builders in the US started in the late 40's and ran into the 70's for some. Most all of GM transmissions were iron all through the 50's and into...
12-23-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,758
Posted By exhaustgases

I'm very sorry I miss under stood. I have seen...

I'm very sorry I miss under stood. I have seen others crapped on, and also had others crap on me for reviving old threads. And why not revive them?, especially if you have the solution to the...
12-23-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,758
Posted By exhaustgases

Just unbeliveable, why have any old posts then....

Just unbeliveable, why have any old posts then. Don't we want answers to problems? If there is such upset about thread resurrection then those threads need to be deleted. Yeah lets not have any good...
12-23-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By exhaustgases

Funny then in Boston if you buy a new car then...

Funny then in Boston if you buy a new car then you have to wait a month for the license plates? No one is going to buy a new car and leave it at the dealer to get banged up and scratched.
So they...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By exhaustgases

Maybe a software rev limiter.

Maybe a software rev limiter.
12-20-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,732
Posted By exhaustgases

I found information that older CLK430's don't...

I found information that older CLK430's don't need any programming when replacing the conductor plate. There are many youtube video's that support that.
12-20-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,626
Posted By exhaustgases

This is a typical worthless thread, if I was a...

This is a typical worthless thread, if I was a moderator it would be removed. And so would the OP.
12-20-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By exhaustgases

I'm not sure about MB but I've read that all...

I'm not sure about MB but I've read that all replacement air bags are just new examples of the same thing, and down the road will need to be replaced again. That is one item that is not properly...
12-13-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By exhaustgases

Are you calling that black goo looking stuff at...

Are you calling that black goo looking stuff at the seam a leak? That is the sealer that was used at those parting faces when the unit was assembled. I don't see a leak of fluid in the photo.
12-13-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By exhaustgases

And sorry to say but Mercedes is just as stupid...

And sorry to say but Mercedes is just as stupid and US manufactures. Get a good looking car and what do ya do with it? Price it out of touch for normal people, and then just stop making them because...
Forum: W212 AMG
12-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By exhaustgases

Break in has everything to do with wear in and...

Break in has everything to do with wear in and mating. Even gear sets need to break in. Oh and most likely your "every serious engine builder" either lives in the wives tails world of engine break...
12-08-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By exhaustgases

Just the cam locating tools, nothing to feed and...

Just the cam locating tools, nothing to feed and split and rivet the chain to feed chain in. Or is that not done on 4.3 ?
12-08-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By exhaustgases

Ordered regulator off rockauto before seeing...

Ordered regulator off rockauto before seeing above post, had to find fast delivery. Replaced it and the cab airfilter, not fun place to work in, but its fixed. Thanks
Forum: W213 AMG
12-05-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,345
Posted By exhaustgases

It sounds like a bad chip in the ECU, in any of...

It sounds like a bad chip in the ECU, in any of those dealer fixes did they ever replace the ECU? The give away is people here say if they turn it off and restart all is good for a bit.
12-05-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By exhaustgases

TOOLS not parts. Tools not parts. TOOOLLLLLS ...

TOOLS not parts. Tools not parts. TOOOLLLLLS This is to work on stuff. I don't even own a mercedes. Family and friends do.
12-05-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By exhaustgases

Timing tools ?

For M113, for cams and also chain replacement? Where to buy?
12-01-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By exhaustgases

Thank you. I finally found some info about it,...

Thank you. I finally found some info about it, and how it could be a resistor or the regulator. We will check / try the resistor, and if that doesn't do it, it very likely will get a nice temporary...
11-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By exhaustgases

Heater fan won't turn off? Help

Step kids car 2002 CLK430 key is off and out and fan keeps going and drains battery? Is it something star can fix or stuck relay?

Blower regulator where is it located? Is there a supply fuse that...
11-26-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By exhaustgases

Engine interchange ?

CLK430 M113
Is the basic engine from 1999 to 2002 the same? I would think a few bolt on things maybe different, has anyone done a swap from the older to the newer? Just curious.
Forum: W212 AMG
11-26-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By exhaustgases

So what is the rest of the story on this one? Its...

So what is the rest of the story on this one? Its been about a month.
11-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By exhaustgases

Throttle/ Pedal Position sensor, of course it is...

Throttle/ Pedal Position sensor, of course it is the accelerator pedal sensor. Its a nomenclature thing, some may call it the gas pedal too.
11-15-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By exhaustgases

With that for a brand new engine, thats a great...

With that for a brand new engine, thats a great deal.
11-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By exhaustgases

What is oil quantity when light comes on?

CLK430 , 2002,
The step son said the oil is a bit above the low mark on the dipstick? I'm guessing its about 2 quarts low? That means about 6 quarts left, and should be pretty safe?
11-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By exhaustgases

My advise, these days with the ease of taking...

My advise, these days with the ease of taking quality video's, if I had a brand new vehicle and decided to do my own oil changes. I would of course keep all the receipts, and do a full video of the...
11-09-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By exhaustgases

The whole story is meaningless with out a dollar...

The whole story is meaningless with out a dollar figure on stuff. Its not like everyone knows who you are so, I don't see why the secrets??? Like what was the original cost of the car?
How much for...
11-09-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By exhaustgases

If no leaks, then it has to be burning it. And...

If no leaks, then it has to be burning it. And yes it is not good to be running with no or very low oil pressure. I would not run it until you, either add oil, or better yet just drain out what is in...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-05-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By exhaustgases

The starter is the high current demand device in...

The starter is the high current demand device in this picture, there is always some loss in a long run wire so that eats up some of the current. I forget the ampacity of the wire you are using, it...
11-05-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By exhaustgases

I don't not believe in parking a car in a garage...

I don't not believe in parking a car in a garage attached to a house, and leaving the battery connected. Too many stories of cars just catching on fire, the self starting is a new one to me.
11-05-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By exhaustgases

Good find. Don't know anything about it, but it...

Good find. Don't know anything about it, but it would cause some noise. The they all do it statement, is sometimes used to get out of a warranty repair.
11-05-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By exhaustgases

So it locked up? Was it just idling or at a...

So it locked up? Was it just idling or at a decent speed when it blew? I'd check pistons real well, how bad does the damage look?
Forum: W211 AMG
11-05-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By exhaustgases

Thank you for the reply. Something else I wanted...

Thank you for the reply. Something else I wanted to add, even when removing the heads, in some cases when doing a "refinish"on them could be a huge deal, since the over head cam bores need to be...
11-04-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,234
Posted By exhaustgases

In the end, if a person has an eye problem caps...

In the end, if a person has an eye problem caps are just fine. We all can just live with it.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-04-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By exhaustgases

To the original poster, please explain how or...

To the original poster, please explain how or what they did to "refinish the deck" TO DO IT RIGHT, they have to completely disassemble the whole engine, that means new rings, seals and such. And...
11-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,234
Posted By exhaustgases

HE SAID HE CAN'T SEE IT THAT WELL. OH AND PEOPLE...

HE SAID HE CAN'T SEE IT THAT WELL. OH AND PEOPLE THAT use engineering prints or drawings, they only use cap's on them. I honestly don't see a problem with it.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-03-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By exhaustgases

I'd like to know the better price at the dealer?...

I'd like to know the better price at the dealer? I'm guessing the refinishing the deck is a quick sanding job. To do it correctly the engine would have to be totally disassembled. With all the metal...
10-21-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,164
Posted By exhaustgases

Easy fix for all these over priced under powered...

Easy fix for all these over priced under powered cars. Just tell all the sales people to tell the big boss when they come back with a V8 you will think about purchasing a Mercedes again. And walk...
Forum: W213 AMG
10-10-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By exhaustgases

Most problems with modern auto engines are, over...

Most problems with modern auto engines are, over use of plastic, think chain guides etc. then there is the out sourcing of component manufacturing think worn out timing chains and sprockets, then...
10-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By exhaustgases

So what? When searching stuff it shows up. Maybe...

So what? When searching stuff it shows up. Maybe nothing older than a month should be kept on the site then.
Its all here to learn from. I don't understand goofiness when someone resurrects old...
10-06-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By exhaustgases

I fully agree.

I fully agree.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-06-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,453
Posted By exhaustgases

Sorry to revive this thread. But I was curious....

Sorry to revive this thread. But I was curious. Did you spend all that money they quoted you in the beginning? And then you said they call and say it hydro locked again????? That all should be on...
09-15-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By exhaustgases

I would remove the serpentine belt and make sure...

I would remove the serpentine belt and make sure its not a pulley bearing or something driven by that, all front end belts off to check. If it still makes the noise then I'd suspect chain guides or...
09-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By exhaustgases

Does it always make the noise? Sounds like a...

Does it always make the noise? Sounds like a miss that could be air in fuel, injector etc. Rather than sitting where it is quiet I'd rather hear the engine at the front and not just idle it but run...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-14-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 137,215
Posted By exhaustgases

Hybrid is probably great till you do have...

Hybrid is probably great till you do have problems. Those fire prone battery's are something I never wish to deal with and would never park one in a garage that I care about, let alone a house garage...
09-14-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By exhaustgases

The you tube does not work. When did all this...

The you tube does not work. When did all this start happening just out of the blue?
09-14-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By exhaustgases

The easything to do may be to first remove the...

The easything to do may be to first remove the transmission, I'm not sure how easy it would be to leave it in and remove the engine. Depending on the year of the replacement you may need more than...
09-09-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By exhaustgases

So it was just a fuse? Or a messed up box? And...

So it was just a fuse? Or a messed up box? And what happened to it, short something out and something burns or blows. ?? I'd like more details.
08-30-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 213,327
Posted By exhaustgases

If the balance shaft sprocket is the soft...

If the balance shaft sprocket is the soft material and wears out enough to let the chain skip it, that does not mean the other sprockets will lose timing, only if they get jumped as well from a very...
08-25-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By exhaustgases

Its not my car, so they moved things like fuel...

Its not my car, so they moved things like fuel filters according to vins? And which part of the vin is the needed info? Even if it was my car I would not be identifying my self on the internet like...
08-23-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By exhaustgases

Fuel filter ?

CLK430 2002, where are the fuel filters located?
08-23-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By exhaustgases

Nice find, you should probably remove that hose...

Nice find, you should probably remove that hose to make sure you did get them all, and flush the radiator as best as you can.
08-23-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By exhaustgases

Yes, but it would even be worse or as bad when...

Yes, but it would even be worse or as bad when driving and accelerating. If someone does remove the spark plugs make sure they do a compression test.
08-23-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By exhaustgases

I would think someone makes after market shock...

I would think someone makes after market shock struts that are adjustable, if the car is ever meant to do any sort of racing that sort of thing would be desired. And you do know if the ride height...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-23-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,354
Posted By exhaustgases

Put a renta fence around the car and a couple of...

Put a renta fence around the car and a couple of nasty pit bulls in with it.:) I would be so mad, so they likely goofed something on the underside sitting it on cement blocks. Its pretty bad when a...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-22-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 137,215
Posted By exhaustgases

Instead of deleting what people write (Of course...

Instead of deleting what people write (Of course if it is not suitable for children to see then it needs deleting.), maybe logically try to determine the cause of the sludging. I have spent lot of...
08-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By exhaustgases

I think there are a few, here is one I can think...

I think there are a few, here is one I can think of.
https://www.pelicanparts.com/Mercedes-Benz/index-SC.htm
...
08-21-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,697
Posted By exhaustgases

And most likely if the vibration happens when the...

And most likely if the vibration happens when the car is rolling at a certain speed, a vibration can be such things as tires out of balance, tires with blisters, a drive shaft problem, or rear end...
08-21-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,215
Posted By exhaustgases

Jack both rear tires off the ground and of course...

Jack both rear tires off the ground and of course no parking brake on and in neutral, turn the tires by hand and if they are bad you should hear and or feel them. So far I haven't had to deal with...
08-21-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,410
Posted By exhaustgases

Okay if the old posts are no good then they...

Okay if the old posts are no good then they should be removed. The value of my posts is in the mind of the beholder. If you would read what I say and understand it you would see I contribute plenty....
08-20-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,410
Posted By exhaustgases

Dealer / independent, it doesn't matter, no tech...

Dealer / independent, it doesn't matter, no tech / mechanic is going to treat your car like you do that is if you care about it. First it is not theirs, second, to make a buck it is fast fast and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-20-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,775
Posted By exhaustgases

Engineers nowadays just sit at a computer. They...

Engineers nowadays just sit at a computer. They can draw and do things nice on computers. They know very little about engines and how they work. Just kids that know how to play computer games, and it...
08-20-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By exhaustgases

So after the plastic fell in did you start the...

So after the plastic fell in did you start the engine or just do the compression test? I'd like to here the order that things were done in. Because if it was not run it could have just been the...
08-20-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By exhaustgases

And what happened? What was the problem that was...

And what happened? What was the problem that was found?
08-19-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,315
Posted By exhaustgases

If so its from the same cause of the problems all...

If so its from the same cause of the problems all the new engines from various other manufactures have, unlike the old days where things like that were very rare. Too much outsourcing to countries...
08-17-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By exhaustgases

I don't trust any car fix it places. I worked for...

I don't trust any car fix it places. I worked for a crook when I was a kid, he took good parts and replaced them with junk on others cars. I know someone that had his AC worked on and the outfit does...
08-17-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

So is that a home shop? How nice. And wheels on...

So is that a home shop? How nice. And wheels on that wood support would have been nice to move it out so a hoist could be used to lift the engine off the blocks. Or is a pallet jack handy?
08-16-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,888
Posted By exhaustgases

This one was a fun read. And the promise of lots...

This one was a fun read. And the promise of lots of pictures etc. then all the sudden it ends??
08-16-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,315
Posted By exhaustgases

Its funny and sad, I guess Mercedes is still...

Its funny and sad, I guess Mercedes is still living in the old days when good EP additives were allowed in the lube oil, I keep hearing how great these engines from Merc are from folks on these...
08-16-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

And wow I feel for ya working in this hot muggy...

And wow I feel for ya working in this hot muggy weather. Youv'e made some good head way, we need more pictures.
08-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

That is an interesting one. That bearing lost its...

That is an interesting one. That bearing lost its oil film for some reason, what oil was used? I have seen mains go and not the rods in one case of an oil pump failure, it was a large cat engine, it...
08-13-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

Not with a snaky cam timing set up as well as...

Not with a snaky cam timing set up as well as cylinders that will distort and move at the top, just not good for high boost pressures, yeah it may pull HP and T but for how long? Till the head...
08-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

My comment was based on the fellow that mentions...

My comment was based on the fellow that mentions transplanting the V12 to something else. No I believe in keeping cars factory stock. Maybe doing a modification on some messed up junker.
I'm just...
08-11-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By exhaustgases

All this you said, I said already didn't you read...

All this you said, I said already didn't you read what I said? With a controller it is not a strength issue, it is "will it work on a V12" that is all that is to worry about. And I said you would...
08-11-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

GM LS is a better choice way more power and way...

GM LS is a better choice way more power and way more after market parts availability. Even as Mopar hemi is a better choice than a mercedes, high priced parts engine.
08-10-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

John I agree with you about the heat, its put a...

John I agree with you about the heat, its put a stop to my projects as well.
As far as a swap into a lighter car, if your looking for performance there are way better choices than these engines....
08-10-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By exhaustgases

I agree with you, because the only easy way to...

I agree with you, because the only easy way to accomplish this would be to go to a mega squirt system, for most folks that is not worth it. For the non tech type sending the modules to that one...
08-10-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,599
Posted By exhaustgases

Nice read here. But the list of what was done was...

Nice read here. But the list of what was done was never posted. I wonder how this one finally worked out?
08-10-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

WIS at many sites ?????????????? Okay what are...

WIS at many sites ?????????????? Okay what are they? Ebay is most always from china with bugs and viruses. So where to get WIS in reliable form?????????????
08-09-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By exhaustgases

It does look like a very fun mess. This place...

It does look like a very fun mess. This place does have some videos of what is inside the coil pack units. http://www.v12icpack.com/

I also read that there are still normal knock sensors just for...
08-08-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By exhaustgases

So lets see some good wiring schematics of the...

So lets see some good wiring schematics of the ignition system. Does it have a pulse amplifier, or sometimes called igniter? Voltage transformer so that will only work with ac or pulsating dc, so...
08-08-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

Where is a good reliable place to get WIS?...

Where is a good reliable place to get WIS? Reliable!!!
08-08-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

lynden ? not like I'd want to drive there to see...

lynden ? not like I'd want to drive there to see it I-5 traffic is horrible. So that is a 275 V12 ? Are you leaving the transmission in ?
08-07-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,168
Posted By exhaustgases

Any news on this one?

Any news on this one?
08-01-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By exhaustgases

Problem is I am always the lucky one if you can...

Problem is I am always the lucky one if you can call it that, that will have to work on it.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-01-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By exhaustgases

This one is a very simple problem. Install a...

This one is a very simple problem. Install a working thermostat. And find a real mechanic that understands the basic stuff. I don't have time to write up the why of the problem, breifly with out a...
07-28-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By exhaustgases

Head question about M113 engine

Has anyone ever had an extreme over heating issue and blown head gaskets and warped heads on these engines? I somehow foresee this happening since the person that drives the car will ignore all...
07-28-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By exhaustgases

The V6 is M112 not M113.

The V6 is M112 not M113.
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-24-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By exhaustgases

Really ? Did they invent CARB in the wonderful...

Really ? Did they invent CARB in the wonderful state of Ca? Did they mandate the ethanol in gas? Did they come up with all the restrictive regulations for petro burning engines? Do they ask the...
07-18-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,720
Posted By exhaustgases

Knock? So why didn't you open the hood so we...

Knock? So why didn't you open the hood so we could listen for the knock? Or is it just the exhaust that is popping ???? Maybe a bad valve or coil?
07-18-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By exhaustgases

Funny about the concern for gasoline in a diesel,...

Funny about the concern for gasoline in a diesel, people have a misconception that since gasoline seems so volatile that in a diesel its going to blow it up. Sorry that is not true. Oh and by the way...
07-12-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,136
Posted By exhaustgases

If the first shop said it was free and turned,...

If the first shop said it was free and turned, and now it does not. Then you have a good case. If the person inspecting it in the first shop was doing his / her job, they should have checked all over...
07-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,096
Posted By exhaustgases

I guess that explains a heat related problem,...

I guess that explains a heat related problem, what were they thinking? There was a reason those things were never mounted under the hood in the past, heat is the main one.
07-09-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,096
Posted By exhaustgases

I changed a crank sensor about 2 years ago a...

I changed a crank sensor about 2 years ago a clk430, and it was purchased from Oreilly's, I'm sure way less costly than MB. Normally if is (it) that causing your no start the CEL will come on and a...
07-02-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,171
Posted By exhaustgases

Climate change is well financed. And the Marxist...

Climate change is well financed. And the Marxist socialist communist democrats, yes that nut case Maxine Watters party are the ones spewing it all the time. It is a social political agenda, to be...
07-01-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,136
Posted By exhaustgases

Its too bad the first shop that inspected it...

Its too bad the first shop that inspected it didn't check the oil, and or did they try turning the engine? They should have done a "good" inspection and written down what they found. That sure would...
07-01-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By exhaustgases

So what size thread is that harmonic balancer...

So what size thread is that harmonic balancer bolt? That sounds like excessive torque and could be a misprint for value in the book or where ever you got that number.
If that bolt is equivalent to...
07-01-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,066
Posted By exhaustgases

"ENGINEERING" what can I say? And just wow $8....

"ENGINEERING" what can I say? And just wow $8. for the stinking O ring? Lets see cost of manufacturing millions of those a day if they wanted to make that many would be likely under a penny a piece....
06-30-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,066
Posted By exhaustgases

So was that o ring there before the cover was...

So was that o ring there before the cover was removed? Or just for the picture? And yeah what a great engineered idea that was, just brilliant, Mercedes out did themselves on that design. And wow,...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,757
Posted By exhaustgases

I really don't understand? You mentioned so many...

I really don't understand? You mentioned so many bolts from one side and then so many from the other, when the passenger side was not even touched according to the picture. So ????
Forum: W211 AMG
06-30-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,703
Posted By exhaustgases

These engines are like everything else is...

These engines are like everything else is manufacturing and engineering, trade offs. In manufacturing the main trade off is quality versus cost, and is why the dealer finds ways to back out of some...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-17-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By exhaustgases

Nice update. I guess its really bad.

Nice update. I guess its really bad.
06-17-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By exhaustgases

So with about 50+ years of mechanic experience,...

So with about 50+ years of mechanic experience, rubber or what ever it is made of is the worst material there is for a gasket even cork is better. At least Mercedes attempted to do it correct with...
06-13-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 30,193
Posted By exhaustgases

An example that DIY doesn't always save $. If a...

An example that DIY doesn't always save $. If a person is not a mechanic or tech, and doesn't have a clue about how a certain torque "feels" this sort of thing can happen. I've seen examples all over...
06-13-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,269
Posted By exhaustgases

If a small end failure and it is a bushed rod,...

If a small end failure and it is a bushed rod, the debris is minimal, if it is the bore in the piston that is different. Did they do an oil analysis? That would point in the correct direction.
Forum: W212 AMG
06-13-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,509
Posted By exhaustgases

Depends on what is owed on the car, but if it was...

Depends on what is owed on the car, but if it was me I would not have let them touch it, and find out what the insurance co would sell the car back to me for, if the number was right I'd take the 31k...
06-09-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By exhaustgases

This sounds like a nice system designed to sell...

This sounds like a nice system designed to sell more new or re manufactured starters. The fuse likely protects the wiring to the starter solenoid so that is the likely culprit, or even a loose...
06-07-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,136
Posted By exhaustgases

With no oil ? I have experience with no oil in...

With no oil ? I have experience with no oil in engines lasting 20 or more minutes be for a seizing failure and of course depends on the load, and the engine type and brand.
If when you were...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,703
Posted By exhaustgases

Funny how its like a political or religious...

Funny how its like a political or religious argument when it comes to some things to do with cars. Reminds me of my high school days arguing that Chevrolet is better than a ford or ?
Instead of...
05-29-2018, 02:35 AM
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Views: 216
Posted By exhaustgases

A great idea for this site

There have been some really nice tutorials of various mechanical fixes on this site with some nice pictures included. What would really be helpful is an area where specifications like bolt torque...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-28-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,898
Posted By exhaustgases

Someone wanted speculation for timing chain...

Someone wanted speculation for timing chain wearing out early. If I knew for sure the country it was made in, (since it is a global market for auto parts manufacture now, and ALL auto makers farm out...
05-28-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,235
Posted By exhaustgases

This is a personal opinion. All the various OHC...

This is a personal opinion. All the various OHC engine designs are a good idea for high performance applications, meaning racing only. The need for constant maintenance makes this a bad deal for...
05-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By exhaustgases

Any time you see a how to on youtube some one...

Any time you see a how to on youtube some one writes that you missed the o ring in the cap for the stem?? Since those parts are not made as a single unit they have to be separate parts and a way to...
05-09-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By exhaustgases

I had a friend that worked on one last year and I...

I had a friend that worked on one last year and I thought I remember o rings between the block and front cover that sealed coolant. I don't know that for sure it was just quick look and not studying...
05-09-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By exhaustgases

Oil filter ?

It seems no one knows how to change the hidden o ring on the oil filter cap assembly. No one ever does it on youtube, so does it just pull apart or is there some special secret to separating the...
Forum: W219
04-19-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,844
Posted By exhaustgases

I like the "easy to work on" comment. I can think...

I like the "easy to work on" comment. I can think of many other engines that are way easier to work on. And thinking about it a bit, I'm surprised Mercedes isn't embarrassed at the cheapness of their...
04-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By exhaustgases

I wish I could see one of these engines, along...

I wish I could see one of these engines, along with some official from MB, I have a few ideas what the problems are, it has to do with the design, but don't know for sure till I see one.
10-08-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By exhaustgases

They are not really a mileage affecting thing....

They are not really a mileage affecting thing. Will affect power though especially if one or two is not working.
Mileage thing would be O2 sensors, MAF etc. Any sensor that helps tell the ecu what...
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