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Forum: Diesel Forum
06-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By mtrevelino

The attached is out of the owners manual from my...

The attached is out of the owners manual from my 2006 cdi. Personally, I would not like jumping my vehicle or jumping another vehicle as there are way too many electrical components you could fry....
05-23-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By mtrevelino

I would think any auto parts store will reset it...

I would think any auto parts store will reset it for you
Mike T.
05-18-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By mtrevelino

Are you saying when you turn the key the motor...

Are you saying when you turn the key the motor does not spin? Or are you saying the motor will crank but not start? Your last paragraph is confusing to read.
Mike T.
05-16-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By mtrevelino

You need to post codes! The CEL tells us nothing.

You need to post codes! The CEL tells us nothing.
05-09-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By mtrevelino

Read this for some information: ...

Read this for some information:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211-e-class/3019918-cdi-low-frequency-humming-droning-1200-a.html
Mike T.
05-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By mtrevelino

In 2017, my blade listed for $65. I originally...

In 2017, my blade listed for $65. I originally ordered the remote without the blade then found it would not work as the new remote was the chrome style. The part number was 212-760-19-06.
Mike T.
05-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By mtrevelino

Your MB dealer can order it by VIN and have it...

Your MB dealer can order it by VIN and have it within two days, usually overnight. I would visit the dealer first as MB changed the remote style to the newer "chrome" remote. This makes a...
05-06-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,531
Posted By mtrevelino

Please tell me where on the attached I have the...

Please tell me where on the attached I have the phone prep! Like Mackhack said, our cdi's (or any W-211) do not normally come with phone prep unless special ordered.
Mike T.
05-05-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,531
Posted By mtrevelino

My cdi did not come with the phone prep. For a...

My cdi did not come with the phone prep. For a 13 year old car, I am not worried about it at this time.
Mike T.
05-05-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,531
Posted By mtrevelino

i do not have the phone option in my cdi. Thanks...

i do not have the phone option in my cdi. Thanks for your quick response.
mike T.
05-05-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,531
Posted By mtrevelino

W211. What is the little icon on the lower right...

W211. What is the little icon on the lower right (saying ready) of your gps? I do not have that on mine.
Thanks,
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-19-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

ok, just to bring everyone up to date on this and...

ok, just to bring everyone up to date on this and to close this out. One month and 1,500 miles ago, I replaced the oil separator with a Viaco brand oil separator. The oil smell decreased by at...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 45,024
Posted By mtrevelino

These guys did all my work before I moved from...

These guys did all my work before I moved from Northern VA:

http://benzeliteautomotive.com/
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-09-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

I do not have a exhaust smell. The smell is oil...

I do not have a exhaust smell. The smell is oil vapors. I removed the covers and all injectors are dry. I have an appointment with my indie on the 25th of this month. I can say that the smell has...
04-07-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,982
Posted By mtrevelino

I think I only have one trip computer. I always...

I think I only have one trip computer. I always reset mine when I fill up. The second screen of the trip computer will only reset after the battery was disconnected.
My trip computer will also...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-07-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By mtrevelino

I had my FD oil changed by the dealer in August...

I had my FD oil changed by the dealer in August 2013 at 92k miles. I now have 173k miles on my cdi. Since that oil change, whenever someone inspects the car they say the FD is seeping oil. I do...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-04-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

I also checked mine and no codes. I will let...

I also checked mine and no codes. I will let everyone know when my indie looks at it.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-02-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

I have not had a chance to get to my indie yet to...

I have not had a chance to get to my indie yet to check this. The smell is not as bad after I replaced the air/oil separator, but it is still there. I need to check to see if there are any codes...
03-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By mtrevelino

If the car sits overnight and everything blows ok...

If the car sits overnight and everything blows ok during the first 20 minutes of driving, it is the evaporator freezing up.
Mike T.
03-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By mtrevelino

some say there is an exact science to fill the...

some say there is an exact science to fill the system. I do it the wrong way and just add a half a can when my vents stop blowing air like with yours. It will usually get me by two years before I...
03-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By mtrevelino

The ac evaporator froze up. This is caused by...

The ac evaporator froze up. This is caused by low refrigerant. Once the car sits for a couple of hours, the ac will blow full force until the evaporator freezes again. This usually happens in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-18-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks Kent, I will keep that in mind. Mike T.

Thanks Kent, I will keep that in mind.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks! It may be an exhaust leak before the cat....

Thanks! It may be an exhaust leak before the cat. If it is a leak, there is no additional noise, just smell. I will post when I find out for sure.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-05-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By mtrevelino

Here is one more glow plug article that is...

Here is one more glow plug article that is interesting.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By mtrevelino

I usually end up attaching this to most of the...

I usually end up attaching this to most of the glow plug threads. It shows how exactly the glow plug controller and glow plugs function.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By mtrevelino

When I had my indie first change my glow plugs,...

When I had my indie first change my glow plugs, he received the 11.5 volt plugs from the MB dealer. After two months and 3k miles later, I had him install the correct 5 volt Beru glow plugs. In the...
03-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mtrevelino

Sounds like the voltage regulator. How many...

Sounds like the voltage regulator. How many miles on your vehicle. If over 140k, change the regulator. Be sure to use oem regulator.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-22-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

I had to look that up. No chuffing sound. No...

I had to look that up. No chuffing sound. No whistling sound. Someone on the other forum mentioned it could be the crankcase ventilation system.
Thanks,
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-22-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

It is not raw diesel or a burned diesel smell. ...

It is not raw diesel or a burned diesel smell. If I remove the oil filler cap and take a wiff, this is the smell that is coming into the cab.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-21-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By mtrevelino

Fumes in Cabin

Hello All,
I have a 2006 cdi, 170K miles, build date 02/06. Whenever I come to a stop for more than 20 seconds, I start smelling fumes come in through the air vents. When I park my car in the...
02-20-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By mtrevelino

I replaced mine twice. Seems like the...

I replaced mine twice. Seems like the replacements do not last as long as the OEM battery.
Mike T.
02-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By mtrevelino

You state that the voltage never drops below...

You state that the voltage never drops below 13.9, but how high does it go. It should be a steady 14.1 volts. Like Kajtek said, I would look at the voltage regulator and if you have over 130k on...
02-15-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By mtrevelino

I would think the two year warranty would only...

I would think the two year warranty would only apply if MB installed the part.
Mike T.
02-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By mtrevelino

To reset your transmission, you can try this: ...

To reset your transmission, you can try this:

Just Put the key in ignition, turn to pos 2, floor pedal for 5 to 20 seconds (nobody really knows who long it really takes), turn key back to off,...
02-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By mtrevelino

Does Mercedes have a thing in that if they...

Does Mercedes have a thing in that if they install a part it is guaranteed for two years? If so, bite the bullet and let them fix it and have them replace the sensor every six months until they find...
01-29-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By mtrevelino

You cannot go by the gauge when the engine is...

You cannot go by the gauge when the engine is running. Just put in 8 qts when you change the oil and filter and go from there. I use Mobil 1 European Blend (0W-40). I would also stay away from...
01-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By mtrevelino

With my past experience with tires, you would be...

With my past experience with tires, you would be surprised at the noise they create. I had my indie check my front wheel bearings and there was nothing wrong. New tires completely stopped the...
01-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By mtrevelino

I would bet that it is tire noise, not bearing...

I would bet that it is tire noise, not bearing noise.
Mike T.
01-26-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By mtrevelino

Try a Bosch alternator. Or you may get lucky by...

Try a Bosch alternator. Or you may get lucky by just replacing the regulator with a Bosch regulator.
Just my $.02
Mike T.
01-26-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By mtrevelino

I would also like to see pictures with those that...

I would also like to see pictures with those that are using their cell phone for gps. Where are you placing your phone?
Mike T.
01-19-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By mtrevelino

On my 06, mine only lights up when a bulb is...

On my 06, mine only lights up when a bulb is burnt out. It will also tell you what side is burnt out.
Mike T.
01-15-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By mtrevelino

Let the dealer do the flush. They charge...

Let the dealer do the flush. They charge something like $99. This way they have it documented.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By mtrevelino

I agree with what Peter said. Run the engine up...

I agree with what Peter said. Run the engine up to operating temperature and drain everything out and change the filter. Install what the motor calls for and call it a day.
Mike T.
12-16-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By mtrevelino

As I said on the other web site: If they are...

As I said on the other web site:

If they are NOT oem motor mounts, that is where the vibration is coming from.

Mike T.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,190
Posted By mtrevelino

Attached is the chart for my 648 motor for my...

Attached is the chart for my 648 motor for my cdi. I do not know where you can find your information at.
Mike T.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-13-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,190
Posted By mtrevelino

I replied once to this thread during 2011 (#8). ...

I replied once to this thread during 2011 (#8). To add to my post. Attached is how to properly check your oil through the display. Since I change my own oil, I know I install 8 qts. When I drain...
11-18-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mtrevelino

Is This Something New for Parts

Just FYI. I saw this article in the November issue of Motor Magazine saying that MB recently launched StarParts, a new replacement parts line manufactured and designed by MB for vehicles five years...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-29-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,505
Posted By mtrevelino

That really looks good. When you change the oil,...

That really looks good. When you change the oil, does this filter "drain" back into the engine or do you have a BIG mess with oil going everywhere?
Mike T.
10-15-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By mtrevelino

I went through the same thing about six months...

I went through the same thing about six months ago. Ended up ordering the “blade” through the dealer. I did not realize the blade is different sizes.
Mike T.
10-13-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By mtrevelino

I have one of these in my trunk. I love it! If...

I have one of these in my trunk. I love it! If it gets dirty, I just remove it and wash it.

https://www.weathertech.com/mercedes-benz/2006/e-class/

Mike T.
10-12-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By mtrevelino

I would change the items that cetialpha5...

I would change the items that cetialpha5 mentioned along with the water pump. This way you are sure to go for another 100k miles.
Mike T.
10-01-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By mtrevelino

I am sure in what he meant to say is that if you...

I am sure in what he meant to say is that if you order a key from any MB dealer in the states, the key would most likely be made at the MB distribution center in Texas with just the vin. When I...
08-31-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By mtrevelino

We know about it. Owners are starting to receive...

We know about it. Owners are starting to receive letters
Mike T.
08-22-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By mtrevelino

If this is indeed true, this post needs to be of...

If this is indeed true, this post needs to be of a sticky on this forum.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-20-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 137,372
Posted By mtrevelino

Not to change the subject too much, but here is...

Not to change the subject too much, but here is an interesting article on motor oil just published this month. They say there is a difference in the U.S. oils and Europe oils, stating that the...
08-14-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mtrevelino

http://www.benzeliteautomotive.com/ they did...

http://www.benzeliteautomotive.com/

they did good with me until I moved away from the area. Plus they are close to a Metro stop with a short bus ride.

Mike T.
08-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,282
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on this is that you have way too much air...

My take on this is that you have way too much air in the system. At this point the ONLY way you are going to get the air out is with a MB (STAR) system to do a proper flush. Hopefully someone else...
07-29-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By mtrevelino

Take a look at this post on how to check battery...

Take a look at this post on how to check battery voltage from your instrument panel:
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/665797-w211-battery-light.html
With what you are saying in your previous...
07-29-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By mtrevelino

How many miles are on your cdi? My thoughts are...

How many miles are on your cdi? My thoughts are if you changed the aux battery and it is still giving you that message, it is either a bad BCM, or a bad voltage regulator. You will need to use a...
07-25-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By mtrevelino

My old battery sitting on the bench for the past...

My old battery sitting on the bench for the past 5 days is down to a 10.8 volts. I assume this is why I would only receive the red message after the car sat for at least three days. If I ran the...
07-22-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By mtrevelino

I believe that the ESP will clear by itself if...

I believe that the ESP will clear by itself if you turn the steering wheel side to side a couple of times and cycle the ignition. I changed my aux battery on Thursday, along with the air filter,...
07-18-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By mtrevelino

I say it is the condition of the battery. If...

I say it is the condition of the battery. If yours is over 5 years old, I would replace it. If it is less than five years old, you can have it tested. Again, my cdi has to sit for at least three...
07-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By mtrevelino

I say it is the regulator. Make sure you get a...

I say it is the regulator. Make sure you get a Bosch regulator. You may have issues with any other brand.
Mike T.
07-13-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By mtrevelino

Auxiliary battery is bad. On my cdi if it sits...

Auxiliary battery is bad. On my cdi if it sits for more than two days when I first start it I get the same message. I can let the car run for five minutes, shut it off, then restart and the warning...
06-20-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,789
Posted By mtrevelino

I think what he is trying to say is to test your...

I think what he is trying to say is to test your theory, when the tank is below half full, clear the codes, put a couple of adults in the back seat, and see if the CEL comes back on. Again, he is...
06-18-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By mtrevelino

I think even the dealer will sell you a...

I think even the dealer will sell you a refurbished unit as long as you give them your old core. In the U.S. you can get a rebuilt unit for approximately $500 US. You need to do a internet search...
06-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By mtrevelino

I cannot answer for the fan operating on high...

I cannot answer for the fan operating on high speed, but I know my fan will run in the high speed mode when I first start the car (if it is extremely hot outside), and settle down once I get moving....
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-28-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By mtrevelino

Recent Service

2006 cdi, 156k
About a month ago, I had my indie change (flush) the antifreeze and install a new coolant recovery tank, as well perform its bi-annual brake flush, change out the glow plugs since one...
05-20-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By mtrevelino

My take is you are low on Freon. When this...

My take is you are low on Freon. When this happens the evaporator coil freezes (ices up) and you will have no air flow, after it melts, you have air flow. You may notice it more on humid days and...
05-09-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By mtrevelino

Please post your VIN so we can see if indeed your...

Please post your VIN so we can see if indeed your vehicle falls into this category.
Mike T.
04-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By mtrevelino

My opinion would be a broken coil spring. Since...

My opinion would be a broken coil spring. Since you are in Canada I assume they use a good bit of salt on the roads during the winter. Our Mercedes are known for broken springs.
Mike T.
04-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By mtrevelino

I know everyone is throwing suggestions to you,...

I know everyone is throwing suggestions to you, but I would also check the front seat modules. I thought the 2003 models were more prone to overnight battery drainage caused by a bad seat module. ...
04-20-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By mtrevelino

Check here on post # 594. Mike T. ...

Check here on post # 594.
Mike T.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211-e-class/1249228-w211-e-class-pictures-sticky-60.html
04-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By mtrevelino

Will a oil change shop have and use the correct...

Will a oil change shop have and use the correct oil? Remember you are driving a diesel and not a gaser. I believe the oil for your vehicle needs to meet 229.51 or 229.53 mercedes spec.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-19-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks Krzysztof. I saw that video you posted...

Thanks Krzysztof. I saw that video you posted while doing a search. I will purchase just one go and see what happens. I will put some oil on it tomorrow while I order the new one. By chance do...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-19-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By mtrevelino

Glow Plug Replacement - 2006 cdi

My check engine light just came on. When I did a scan, I got code P0673 (#3 glow plug failure). The funny thing about it which I never noticed before when a glow plug failed, is that the glow plug...
03-18-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By mtrevelino

I believe on the original connector, the solid...

I believe on the original connector, the solid brown wire is the ground.
Mike T.
03-14-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By mtrevelino

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/360x343/bulb_clip_f45e644902b80aa4f50e46574bc6fa6d0e880e44.jpg
When I did my 06 low beams, I had to use the adapter shown in the picture. Just...
03-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By mtrevelino

How many miles are on your vehicle? To me it...

How many miles are on your vehicle? To me it sounds like it could be the voltage regulator. If you have over 120k, my bet would be that. It seems the car is lacking voltage at times and shutting...
03-04-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By mtrevelino

Pictured is the correct parking light socket. ...

Pictured is the correct parking light socket.
Mike T.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1024x768/parking_light_socket_e510ac76e5a743c87f907a3a4cf199858cf5c692.jpg
02-21-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By mtrevelino

Thank you. I appreciate your response. Mike T.

Thank you. I appreciate your response.
Mike T.
02-21-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By mtrevelino

It is the one that sits below the high beam bulb....

It is the one that sits below the high beam bulb.
Mike T.
02-21-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By mtrevelino

Parking Light Socket

Reaching out to the "experts" on this. Does Mercedes sell the parking light socket? If so, could you please provide the part number. I know when I installed a led bulb a couple of years ago, the...
01-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By mtrevelino

If you are still running the original thermostat,...

If you are still running the original thermostat, I would change it. The sensor should be included in the thermostats housing. The normal operating temperature is 90 C, at least that is what it is...
01-17-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By mtrevelino

Maybe give it a good wack with the key out and...

Maybe give it a good wack with the key out and maybe try banging it with the palm of your hand with the key in and turned. It may free something loose. Nothing to lose!
Mike T.
01-09-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By mtrevelino

http://benzeliteautomotive.com/ While I...

http://benzeliteautomotive.com/

While I lived in N VA they performed all my service work. A great bunch of guys.
Mike T.
01-03-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By mtrevelino

Your location is ok for phone use, but I would...

Your location is ok for phone use, but I would want something a little higher for navigation.
Mike T.
01-03-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By mtrevelino

If you do not mind the gps sitting on your...

If you do not mind the gps sitting on your dashboard, this is the best way to go. This way you can get quarterly map updates free from Garmin for the life of the $150 gps. Plus you can use Bluetooth...
01-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,085
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on this is your voltage regulator. Your...

My take on this is your voltage regulator. Your car should be reading 14.1 to 14.2 volts at ALL times once driven for a mile or after five minutes.
On my cdi, I got the battery convenience red...
12-23-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,698
Posted By mtrevelino

the on board computer could be off anywhere from...

the on board computer could be off anywhere from 6 to 20 percent. Mine is closer to 20 percent reading higher than the actual mileage.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-18-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,181
Posted By mtrevelino

I had installed one of these from U-Haul. I...

I had installed one of these from U-Haul. I never have any problems pulling my motorcycle.
**If the link does not take you directly to the trailer hitch, you will have to put your vehicle...
12-14-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By mtrevelino

I have a BMW motorcycle (2008 R1200RT) and it is...

I have a BMW motorcycle (2008 R1200RT) and it is the same thing. I cannot even reset the service reminder without going to the dealer. Of course with the right tools anything can be done. For my...
12-14-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By mtrevelino

Attached are instructions for replacing the door...

Attached are instructions for replacing the door lock actuator, but includes instructions for removing the door panel. Once you have the panel off the door, you may find what you are seeking.
Mike...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By mtrevelino

Post your question here: ...

Post your question here:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211-e-class/

You will get a more detailed information there.

Mike T.
11-16-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By mtrevelino

You can try a transmission reset by performing...

You can try a transmission reset by performing the following:
Put the key in ignition, turn to pos 2, floor pedal for 5 to 20 seconds (nobody really knows who long it really takes), turn key back to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-16-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mtrevelino

I remember. Again on the East coast, prices were...

I remember. Again on the East coast, prices were not as bad. East coast prices ranged from:
A high of $4.05 during March 2012
Below $3.00 after January 2015
A low of $1.76 during February 2016...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-14-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mtrevelino

You guys on the West coast pay some high prices. ...

You guys on the West coast pay some high prices. Here in Virginia, the diesel I always purchase went up from $2.39 to $2.59 when hurricane Harvey hit in late August/early September. Since then it...
11-04-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mtrevelino

Here are a couple of pdf's referencing the...

Here are a couple of pdf's referencing the dipstick measurements and how to check the oil via FSS, which you already know. According to the chart, properly filled oil should read between 133mm &...
11-03-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mtrevelino

I was thinking of road salt and chemicals eating...

I was thinking of road salt and chemicals eating the springs. Normally you hear these stories from those in the harsher winter climates.
Mike T.
11-03-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 29,091
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks for that information. I was not aware of...

Thanks for that information. I was not aware of that.
Mike T.
11-03-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mtrevelino

In the morning when I am on my desktop computer I...

In the morning when I am on my desktop computer I will attach a couple of files pertaining to the dipstick measurements. Also your cdi takes 8 quarts when changing the oil and filter.
You really...
11-03-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 29,091
Posted By mtrevelino

If you have a Bluetec and it has the DPF system,...

If you have a Bluetec and it has the DPF system, doesn't it require 229.52 oil? The 2298.51 oil is for non DPF vehicles. If the dealer is doing the oil change, they would only carry the latest MB...
11-03-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mtrevelino

Where are you located that your spring snapped? ...

Where are you located that your spring snapped? I am guessing you are located in a cold climate.
Mike T.
11-02-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By mtrevelino

Please tell us where you purchased that water...

Please tell us where you purchased that water pump so we can stay away from there.
Mike T.
10-30-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By mtrevelino

I assume you mean that when you are stopped and...

I assume you mean that when you are stopped and your cdi is in drive, it shakes? If so, I would replace the motor mounts. Also do the transmission mount. You will notice a big difference.

If...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-21-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By mtrevelino

There are a few of us that read this forum, but...

There are a few of us that read this forum, but mostly I stick to the W211 forum. I would also try posting on Benzworld.org to see if you get a response from there.
Mike T.
10-19-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,271
Posted By mtrevelino

I replaced mine at 140k as a preventative...

I replaced mine at 140k as a preventative measure. My cdi likes to eat the #4 glow plug. So I will see if this makes a difference. I purchased the "control relay" from Huskerparts.com. Part...
10-16-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By mtrevelino

I thought I read somewhere a light would show in...

I thought I read somewhere a light would show in the instrument panel , but after looking at the owners manual, I did not see any mention of it. As to bleed out water, that is the small round knob on...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-13-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,788
Posted By mtrevelino

Take a look at this site from a jeep forum: ...

Take a look at this site from a jeep forum:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f107/odd-obd-ii-codes-p24b1-and-p24af-74409.html

These are two dpf codes:
P24b1-00-particulate matter sensor circuit high....
10-10-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By mtrevelino

150k 2006cdi Oil Analysis

Attached is a copy of my last oil analysis. It shows the six last oil analysis. Originally I was using Mobil 1 ESP (229.52?)until iron levels spiked. I then switched to Mobil 1 European Formula...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-01-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By mtrevelino

See if you can find your answer here: ...

See if you can find your answer here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=force+regen+on+2013+mercedes+diesel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Basically, you need to run it on the highway for at least 30 miles at...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-12-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,796
Posted By mtrevelino

His second sentence said "WP started gushing at...

His second sentence said "WP started gushing at 180K and no pulleys were required on replacement".
Mike T.
08-30-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By mtrevelino

Did the "fan" belt slip off the pulley? Mike...

Did the "fan" belt slip off the pulley?
Mike T.
08-28-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By mtrevelino

When your SBC goes bad, your dash board will...

When your SBC goes bad, your dash board will light up like a Christmas tree and you will have "VERY" limited braking.
If your car was ever at the dealer for brake work (bleeding), they should have...
08-25-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By mtrevelino

I would say is that you do not have a "sealed"...

I would say is that you do not have a "sealed" connection with the bleeder hose on the nipple. When I do my motorcycle, it always shows bubbles.
Also with what Kajtek1 said, MB recommends power...
08-20-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By mtrevelino

What year? What engine? Where are you located? ...

What year? What engine? Where are you located?
Mike T.
08-18-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By mtrevelino

My cdi smokes when I press hard on the pedal. I...

My cdi smokes when I press hard on the pedal. I can make it smoke some during the day and at night time I can really see a lot of smoke when I look through the mirror. The newer bluetecs do not...
08-07-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By mtrevelino

The part that you found is the correct glow plug....

The part that you found is the correct glow plug.
Mike T.
08-05-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By mtrevelino

If your cdi was purchased in the U.S. it has the...

If your cdi was purchased in the U.S. it has the 5V glow plugs. There may be a way to check the resistance but I do not know how. With your scanner showing #6 is bad, I would agree with it.
Mike...
08-05-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By mtrevelino

The part number used on my cdi was: ...

The part number used on my cdi was:
001-159-51-01
Just make sure the glow plugs has Beru 5V marked on them. The indie that my dealer uses gave him the 12V glow plugs first. They must have the...
08-05-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By mtrevelino

I had all six replaced at 58k (#4 was bad and...

I had all six replaced at 58k (#4 was bad and decided to replace all six), and #4 again at 80k. I also replaced the Glow Plug Controller at 137k. When I turn the key on, I wait until the light goes...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-28-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,796
Posted By mtrevelino

What year is your cdi? My 06 is coming up to...

What year is your cdi? My 06 is coming up to 150k and I am wondering the same thing. A couple of questions please:
--Did you ever change the water pump and pulleys?
--At what mileage did you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-12-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By mtrevelino

Where do you live? I want to make sure I stay...

Where do you live? I want to make sure I stay far away from that area in case my MB brakes down. Yes, take it to a qualified MB mechanic, be it an independent or a dealer. A dealer will charge one...
07-09-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By mtrevelino

Have you tried the transmission reset? I doubt...

Have you tried the transmission reset? I doubt it will work, but you never know. Here are the directions:

Just Put the key in ignition, turn to pos 2, floor pedal for 5 to 20 seconds (nobody...
06-26-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,365
Posted By mtrevelino

Sorry, no other suggestions from me. I would be...

Sorry, no other suggestions from me. I would be careful connecting jumper cables to anything on our vehicles. Too many voltage spikes can happen. I still think opening the trunk with the key is...
06-26-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,365
Posted By mtrevelino

To open the trunk, did you lift the handle while...

To open the trunk, did you lift the handle while the key is turned? The trunk will not open just by turning the key.
Mike T.
06-14-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,892
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks. I thought you had a hidden MP3 player...

Thanks. I thought you had a hidden MP3 player somewhere. By the way, nice cdi!
Mike T.
06-14-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,892
Posted By mtrevelino

The MP3 file that is playing in your second...

The MP3 file that is playing in your second picture. Is that a cd that is playing?
Mike T.
06-10-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,275
Posted By mtrevelino

What year is your E550? Also, what type (name)...

What year is your E550? Also, what type (name) and where did you purchase your alternator? If the alternators regulator is not bosch, this may be your trouble.
Mike T.
06-06-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtrevelino

How are you calculating mpg? Are you going by...

How are you calculating mpg? Are you going by the mpg dashboard display or are you calculating it when you fill the tank? I think your actual mileage may be more like 34 mpg, maybe 36 mpg if all...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-24-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By mtrevelino

I do not know where you are from, but here in the...

I do not know where you are from, but here in the United States, the 2006 e320 diesel is a I6, as I have one and can surely tell the difference between a straight and V six motor. I think we are a...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-22-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By mtrevelino

Still a diesel, yes, but completely different...

Still a diesel, yes, but completely different engines and environmental (pollution) controls. The cdi is a straight six cylinder and is rock solid.
Mike T.
05-21-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,987
Posted By mtrevelino

The dealer that did just the flush charged me...

The dealer that did just the flush charged me $200 back during 2010. During 2013 another dealer charged me $300 which included changing the filter. Both dealers changed the electrical connector to...
05-21-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,987
Posted By mtrevelino

All they did was connect the flush machine (BG...

All they did was connect the flush machine (BG flush machine?) to the transmission lines and performed a flush (change the old fluid (oil)). They did not drop (remove) the transmission pan to change...
05-21-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,987
Posted By mtrevelino

My indie charged me $300 just a year ago. I...

My indie charged me $300 just a year ago. I think my MB dealer charged less as they did not drop the pan. All they did was flush the fluid.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-21-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By mtrevelino

That was some interesting reading. Glad I have a...

That was some interesting reading. Glad I have a cdi.
Mike T.
05-18-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,528
Posted By mtrevelino

To troubleshoot the issue, have you tried using...

To troubleshoot the issue, have you tried using the liftmaster remote from inside the car in around the same area as the cars remote? Do you have the oem windshield? With my cdi I have to be in the...
05-09-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on this is that you have a bad voltage...

My take on this is that you have a bad voltage regulator. The alternators seem to last forever, but the regulator only about 175k miles, due to the brushes being worn. FYI, the voltage regulator is...
04-20-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By mtrevelino

You do not need the left button, unless you have...

You do not need the left button, unless you have three separate garage doors you want to program. Please see the attached.
Mike T.
04-20-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,562
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on the e-bay kit is that your current...

My take on the e-bay kit is that your current suspension parts may last longer than the e-bay kit. If you were selling your car in the next six months, then I would say go ahead and use the e-bay...
04-19-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,562
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks for sharing Robert. I somewhat agree that...

Thanks for sharing Robert. I somewhat agree that after 10 years, $3k is not much to rebuild everything. I will be talking to my indie sometime to see what he recommends on the front end. I just...
04-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,562
Posted By mtrevelino

Do you notice a difference in the ride? I am...

Do you notice a difference in the ride? I am coming up to 150k on my 2006 cdi and it feels like the wind is always pushing the car some.
Mike T.
04-12-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By mtrevelino

See if this works: If you don't have SOS, then...

See if this works:
If you don't have SOS, then the SOS message comes on when the computer thinks there's a problem with it related to battery voltage. If you turn on the headlights for two minutes...
04-12-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 53,982
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on this is that if you replace the lower...

My take on this is that if you replace the lower control arms, you can use the stock bolts. Again, this is in a perfect setting. The adjustment bolts are, to me, a temporary and cheap fix than...
04-12-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 214
Sticky SBC and NHTSA
Views: 77,616
Posted By mtrevelino

Usually, if you have your "MB" dealer perform...

Usually, if you have your "MB" dealer perform your brake fluid flushes, they go in and make sure the sbc unit has the latest software updates. I am sure this is something MB has them check as part...
03-25-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By mtrevelino

I use MB washer fluid and distilled water. I...

I use MB washer fluid and distilled water. I never had a clogged nozzle, ever. My cdi is going on 11 years old.
Mike T.
03-24-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By mtrevelino

No memory to worry about. Just be careful...

No memory to worry about. Just be careful removing the positive cable that it does not come in contact with any metal. If it is the original battery, I would consider replacing it with a new...
03-23-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By mtrevelino

Here are the instructions for the US e320 model. ...

Here are the instructions for the US e320 model.
Mike T.
03-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By mtrevelino

Buy some of this: ...

Buy some of this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Mercedes-SUMMER-FIT-Windshield-Washer-Fluid-Concentrate-000986200009-/162180146612
Mike T.
03-22-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By mtrevelino

Just my opinion, but I would get rid of the K&N...

Just my opinion, but I would get rid of the K&N filters. Your troubles started after you reoiled the filters. With today's vehicles having maf's and everything else, it does not take much to...
03-15-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By mtrevelino

I would bleed the fluid, then start from there. ...

I would bleed the fluid, then start from there. It could be caused by dirt in the system, a blockage in the brake line, or the fluid expands when it gets hot and causes the calipers not to return....
03-15-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,974
Posted By mtrevelino

Another shot in the dark. Did you replace it...

Another shot in the dark. Did you replace it with a MB CPS? Some have had trouble using a aftermarket CPS.
Mike T.
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

All I know is that mine must be off by at least...

All I know is that mine must be off by at least 20-percent. When I fill up after a 600 mile road trip and calculate that I got 34mpg, and the digital readout states 42mpg, that is approximately a...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-27-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

Thanks for all the replies and feedback. At lest...

Thanks for all the replies and feedback. At lest my fuel gauge is accurate. And since I reset the trip computer I know that I can go 500 miles on average on a tank of fuel. I just wish the mpg...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-23-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

Not to keep from going back and forth, but today...

Not to keep from going back and forth, but today I noticed that my trip meter was at 613 miles. I know that I reset it after filling up. I filled up two days ago, and yesterday it was reading...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-23-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

I do keep a detailed Excel spreadsheet of all my...

I do keep a detailed Excel spreadsheet of all my maintenance plus fuel mileage. The best my cdi got was 38.3 mpg (going 593 miles on 15.5 gallons). The worst was 28mpg (going 508 miles on 18...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-23-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

Every morning when I start my cdi, the instrument...

Every morning when I start my cdi, the instrument cluster mpg resets. Also the miles driven that day and hours driven reset. So by this, the mpg gauge and what I actually get are two different...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-22-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mtrevelino

Diesel Fuel Mileage Does Vary

I just returned from a 2,300 mile trip. I filled up four times. As to my subject title, my first and last fill ups were steady driving. My instrument panel mpg gauge showed 42.4. When I filled...
01-22-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By mtrevelino

My take on this is that you need to have your MB...

My take on this is that you need to have your MB dealer perform the alignment, or at least someone who is very familiar with MB. Typical alignment shops, or I should say independent alignment shop...
01-20-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 214
Sticky SBC and NHTSA
Views: 77,616
Posted By mtrevelino

Canada has a 15 year warranty on the SBC. Here...

Canada has a 15 year warranty on the SBC. Here is the US, there is only a 10 year warranty.
Mike T.
01-03-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By mtrevelino

It looks like someone used a test light at one...

It looks like someone used a test light at one time to check on voltage. It does not look like any of the wires were pierced completely through. Just some liquid electric tape should ease your...
12-27-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 453,090
Posted By mtrevelino

Just looking briefly, the second one has better...

Just looking briefly, the second one has better specs (wi-fi & 32Gig Rom).
Mike T.
12-25-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,097
Posted By mtrevelino

My rear pinion seal has a slight leak on my 06...

My rear pinion seal has a slight leak on my 06 cdi. Both the dealer and indie said that the differential needs to be dropped to replace the pinion seal (8 hour labor charge from dealer). It does...
11-26-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By mtrevelino

That is one sweet looking 03! Good luck with it....

That is one sweet looking 03! Good luck with it. As for the rear shocks, do a search and you will see replacement options. I do not have airmatic, so I cannot tell you at the top of my head what...
11-14-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By mtrevelino

You need to use your metal key. If I am correct,...

You need to use your metal key. If I am correct, you need to turn the key and use the trunk release lever to open the trunk. It will not just open by turning the key by itself. If you do not know...
11-13-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By mtrevelino

If you remove the radiator overflow tank (just...

If you remove the radiator overflow tank (just move it out of the way), it should be out in the open and easier than the right side.
Mike T.
10-25-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,347
Posted By mtrevelino

It is easy to replace. If I did it, anyone can! ...

It is easy to replace. If I did it, anyone can!
Mike T.
10-23-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,347
Posted By mtrevelino

You can try a transmission reset as follows: ...

You can try a transmission reset as follows:
Just Put the key in ignition, turn to pos 2, floor pedal for 5 to 20 seconds (nobody really knows who long it really takes), turn key back to off, leave...
10-20-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By mtrevelino

Take a look at this: ...

Take a look at this:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211-e-class/2199329-2015-nav-disc-e-class.html
10-20-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By mtrevelino

Welcome to the club! The headlight and parking...

Welcome to the club! The headlight and parking lights look new. I am fortunate in that my cdi is parked inside and see little damage from the sun.
Mike T.
10-04-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,347
Posted By mtrevelino

I have 140k on my cdi. Attached are the...

I have 140k on my cdi. Attached are the instructions to change out the thermostat. As long as you have the correct torx(?) sockets, it is pretty easy. I see that you posted on the other forum. ...
10-04-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,347
Posted By mtrevelino

Good find with your cdi. I also have a 2006 and...

Good find with your cdi. I also have a 2006 and changed the thermostat a couple of times. I suggest that you purchase a Wahler thermostat like this one:...
09-11-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,464
Posted By mtrevelino

My 06 is the same. I just make sure I floor it...

My 06 is the same. I just make sure I floor it once in a while to clear out some carbon. At least that is my story!
Mike T.
08-22-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,265
Posted By mtrevelino

I had the cdi since approximately 40k miles on...

I had the cdi since approximately 40k miles on it, so I doubt that the VR or alternator was ever changed. I also have printouts of everything the previous owner had done to the car from the MB...
08-22-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,265
Posted By mtrevelino

Attached is a picture of both my new and old...

Attached is a picture of both my new and old voltage regulators. The brushes on the new vr measured approximately 5/8-inch, where the old brushes measured a little less than 3/8-inch. My cdi has...
08-14-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,023
Posted By mtrevelino

Take a look at this post to see if it helps: ...

Take a look at this post to see if it helps:
https://mbworld.org/forums/new-m-class-w166/613918-aftermarket-hid-problem-solved.html
Mike T.
08-13-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By mtrevelino

No. The main battery was changed during January...

No. The main battery was changed during January 2014 at the recommendation of my MB service department. I changed out the auxiliary battery during August 2013, since I got a great deal on the...
08-12-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By mtrevelino

Since I am having my indie change fluids...

Since I am having my indie change fluids (transmission, brakes, & Power steering) next week, I went ahead and purchased a VR from Huskers. I paid $77 since I have a cdi. The others were in the $60...
07-03-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 44,121
Posted By mtrevelino

Find a different dealer that knows what they are...

Find a different dealer that knows what they are doing. This should be a easy fix for the dealer with all the Mercedes equipment they have.
Mike T.
07-03-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,537
Posted By mtrevelino

If it was a Bosch regulator that you installed in...

If it was a Bosch regulator that you installed in the last alternator, you could try swapping it out and see what happens. Personally, I think the parts from DB are junk. They had a starter priced...
06-29-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By mtrevelino

Where are you located? Mike T.

Where are you located?
Mike T.
06-23-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By mtrevelino

My e320 only did that first time on startup each...

My e320 only did that first time on startup each day. I had my indie replace the lock actuator. Attached are instructions if you want to tackle it yourself.
Mike T.
05-25-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By mtrevelino

Since you did change the thermostat, my take...

Since you did change the thermostat, my take would be the following:
--Low on coolant.
--Bad water pump.
--Radiator is partially clogged.
--On this one I am not too sure, but I thought I read...
05-02-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By mtrevelino

I just had my windshield replaced and the rain...

I just had my windshield replaced and the rain sensor did not work. I had to reset the sensor as per the attachment. You can do this with the drivers side window open, just make sure the door is...
05-02-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,197
Posted By mtrevelino

I can let my cdi idle for over 20 minutes and it...

I can let my cdi idle for over 20 minutes and it will not come up to temperature. Try driving it for 10 miles and see what happens.
Mike T.
04-21-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By mtrevelino

I just replaced my HID with Morimoto HID's...

I just replaced my HID with Morimoto HID's because of similar instances with the right (passenger) side lamp not lighting at times. Because I could not figure out the H7 retainer at the time for the...
04-14-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,484
Posted By mtrevelino

License plate frames are not legal in most...

License plate frames are not legal in most states. I am surprised at the car dealers that install these frames which they cover the license plates state.
Sorry I got off track!
Mike T.
04-10-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By mtrevelino

Mobil1 European is not 229.52 certified. The...

Mobil1 European is not 229.52 certified. The European oil is good for vehicles without the DSP (?) system. I believe that the European oil is rated 229.51. This is what I use in my 2006 cdi. ...
03-07-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 121,573
Posted By mtrevelino

Michael - Yesterday (Sunday) I placed a order for...

Michael - Yesterday (Sunday) I placed a order for your 5k HID kit and a set of the V5 w5w bulbs.
I currently have another vendors (not from this site) HID kit and the left side always took time to...
01-28-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By mtrevelino

Did you look at this post from one week ago? ...

Did you look at this post from one week ago?
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/606881-burning-plastic-smell.html
Mike T.
01-17-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By mtrevelino

I did not explain very good in my last post. ...

I did not explain very good in my last post. With the wrong glow plugs installed, you definitely will have problems starting your vehicle, but the glow plug light will act like the correct plugs are...
01-14-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By mtrevelino

I am glad your car started. I see that the NGK...

I am glad your car started. I see that the NGK 7V glow plug is OEM. If you pull one of the Bosch plugs, it will have the voltage marked on it. Even with the wrong glow plugs, the controller will...
01-13-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By mtrevelino

You need to get your car in a garage for a couple...

You need to get your car in a garage for a couple of days. A heated garage would be ideal. I am thinking it is a fuel issue, it has gelled. As others have said it should start with no problems...
12-09-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 74,754
Posted By mtrevelino

Your numbers should be closer to what is on the...

Your numbers should be closer to what is on the attached chart.
Mike T.
11-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By mtrevelino

Usually you just use the existing headlight...

Usually you just use the existing headlight connector.
Mike T.
11-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By mtrevelino

Please try the attached. Mike T.

Please try the attached.
Mike T.
11-14-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,606
Posted By mtrevelino

I still think it is not a computer issue, but the...

I still think it is not a computer issue, but the technician's issue. Hopefully, you will get a different tech to re do the alignment.
Mike T.
11-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,606
Posted By mtrevelino

That is a hard call to make. I would try talking...

That is a hard call to make. I would try talking to the technician if you can to see why he could not get it within specs, and get his opinion on what needs to be done to get everything within spec....
10-30-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,812
Posted By mtrevelino

Here is a link for your dipstick:...

Here is a link for your dipstick:...
10-29-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,812
Posted By mtrevelino

For my 06 cdi, my dipstick is approximately 34...

For my 06 cdi, my dipstick is approximately 34 inches long. I have a piece of black tape marked where it bottoms out at and that is at 29 inches.
Mike T.
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