Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 1983 380SL, ivory/dk brown, 44k miles, dual roller timing chain. 1986 560SL, red/white, 184K mile.
Location: Advance, NC
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I agree, YouTube is a great resource.
I had a similar experience with my son's Isuzu Trooper.
It too has coil packs - misfiring on Cylinder 3.
I just removed the Coil and Spark Plug, cleaned, and replaced - OK.
One resource for OBD2 I like if you have an Android-based Smartphone is to purchase a Bluetooth enabled ELM327 interface (Ebay or Amazon < $10.00) that plugs into your OBD2 connector. I run the App called Torque on my Smartphone to read the codes, clear codes, and monitor sensors like Fuel Trims. Really wish our R107's had OBD2. If I someday purchase an R129, its going to be later year ones with the OBD2 interface.
BTW, it still continues to amaze me how Electronics and Software has eliminated the function of the mechanical Distributor. That is an ingenious development.
"You have chosen to drive a MERCEDES-BENZ, a car in whose construction and production we have taken great pains because we believe that quality is not a matter of chance." -- page 3, Owners Manual 380SL
Timing Chain, Subframe, wiring harness, Climate Control, Rust prevention, etc.
Last edited by cwmoser; 04-18-2017 at 05:10 PM.