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|06-15-2019 10:00 PM|
reminded myself why cheap chinese mafs are not recommended... i got about a year out of a $20 unit before it started throwing the cel at altitude and maf codes to my reader. it's $30 replacement lasted about 10 miles before stalling on startup, throwing fuel trim errors & surging at low rpms. a $43 used unit (bosch) from an '04 320 at my local pick-n-pull seems to be doing the trick for now though!
in concept, it seems a relatively simple part; how much voltage to keep a little wire hot? why haven't the chinese been able to master that?
|06-15-2019 04:38 PM|
Well, let's see, I pulled the radiator, repaired the lower cradle, re- installed the radiator, replaced the oil tubes on the left bank, changed the oil, and took it for a drive. While driving, CEL came on, code 304. So, tomorrow I try to get that sussed.
Will trade for a W140. (less of a PITA)
|06-07-2019 07:02 PM|
I finally fixed the sagging headliner on my 2002 Special Edition. The upholstery shop did a very nice job. I did most of disassembly of the interior and the shop took the headliner out of the car and installed back in. I did the remaining interior assembly. I payed $400.
I also took the same car to a body to refinish the roof molding strips and the antenna cover. They did a very good job and the car looks great. I spent $400.
Replacing the parts would have been around $550.
|06-07-2019 06:57 PM|
Originally Posted by southpaw View Post
|06-04-2019 08:40 PM|
Gave it a wash yesterday.
Mechanically speaking, over the past 7 months or so, I have:
1) done oil change
2) replaced engine vent hose (wrong one was installed)
3) replaced rear air filter mounts
4) replaced engine and transmission mounts
5) replaced driver side door brake
6) reglue door panel attachments
7) replaced front brake pads
8) replaced light fuse and a few bulbs, including front bulbs with new oem bulbs
9) replaced passenger headlamp assembly with genuine
10) replaced driver side headlamp lens with oem
11) replaced driver side headlamp harness (not oem, was not able to find one [emoji17])
12) replaced hood struts
Below I have before and after photos of the headlamps. In real life the headlamps now look much clearer than in photos I take.
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|06-03-2019 10:14 AM|
So, I was driving the car a little harder than usual this past week, faster accelerations, etc. And the check-engine light went off on it's own.
Been driving quite a bit the past few days, lots of miles, and the CEL has not come back on. I get no codes no with the OBD2 reader now either.
|06-02-2019 12:13 AM|
Been wanting to do a double DIN conversion for the longest time, of course the only proper way to do this is to pay Mercedes $400 for the proper control stack trim and $50 for the double DIN cage. Was scouring eBay and the cheapest cage, trim, and COMAND bundle is $600.
Went to Pick-n-Pull the other week looking for a power window master switch, and the very first car I look at I hit the jackpot.
Paid $20 for all that including the instrument cluster.
|06-01-2019 03:03 PM|
Changed oil, oil filter, and air filter.
I bought it new.
|05-27-2019 01:59 PM|
|Smartchoice||changed my front shocks.....car handles better|
|05-26-2019 04:15 PM|
|bluerooster||'97 E420) Well let's see; I decided to repair the lower core support. (someone had curbed it, and fan hitting radiator) So, I remove radiator, and find that not only is the cradle bent, but some welds are popped loose. I remove the cradle, straighten it, and re-install it. Got it all sealed, and shot a coat of paint on it, re- installed the radiator, got it all buttoned up just in time for my Granddaughters birthday party.|
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