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Forum: W140 S-Class   05-29-2019, 11:20 AM
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Time Is Always A Factor

At the time I investigated this pump issue, I was somewhat panicked about the trunk not completely closing. :eek: I wanted a quick solution. When I looked at the pump and what it would require to...
Forum: W140 S-Class   05-29-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 212,932
Posted By LogicalPosition
A Dangerous Procedure

I appreciate your response, I'm certain you are correct about the pump running too long and disabling the soft close.:thumbsup:

I read about this problem extensively, and I concluded that the...
Forum: W140 S-Class   05-29-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 212,932
Posted By LogicalPosition
Soft Close Door And Trunk Issue

I had an "Aw Sh8t" moment with my '99 S420 recently. About 6 months ago the driver's door stopped soft closing. Then last month the trunk stopped working properly. :dunno:

After some labored...
Forum: W140 S-Class   05-29-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 212,932
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I Got My Baby Back!

My '99 S420 developed a miss in the engine last week. :crybaby2:

O'Reilly's kindly put the OBDII reader on and it was #1 cylinder, located on the front passenger side of the engine. O'Reilly's...
Forum: W140 S-Class   12-28-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,948
Posted By LogicalPosition
I Think A Nomination Is In Order

Martin, many folks would have tossed in the towel on this one long ago. :surrender:
You did everything except replace the valve stems on the tires in your exhaustive rear to front examination and...
Forum: W140 S-Class   06-15-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,842
Posted By LogicalPosition
Weird Wire

I'm glad you resolved the issue. Thanks for sharing the solution. My apologies for responding at all. :wave:
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   04-01-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,675
Posted By LogicalPosition
Common Problem

This blower motor problem has been discussed quite a few times, and you should be able to find solutions by searching these discussions. Look in the "stickies" at the top of the forum, DIY repairs. ...
Forum: W140 S-Class   04-01-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By LogicalPosition
Horsepower In A Can

Better living thru chemistry! :devil

Back in the 70's I autocrossed a Datsun Z to my delight. Octane boost products seemed to give some boost on a well tuned engine, but it was a rather rich...
Forum: W140 S-Class   04-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By LogicalPosition
Late Braking Fool That I Am

If you can live with a significant loss of sensitivity in your brake pedal, go for ceramics. Some folks may not notice the difference, but I sure did. :shit not:

Where it seems to show up the most...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-28-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
Code For MAF Failure

I went out to drive the vehicle to an auto parts store the next day and the CEL disappeared the moment the engine started. When I got to the store the fella said he couldn't read the codes if the CEL...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-27-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
Mechanic In A Can

Knock on burlwood, I think cleaning the MAF did the trick. :thumbsup:
A $9 can of cleaner, a 25 mile test drive, and no more hiccups.

The dealer wanted $44 each for air filters, mine didn't look...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
Update On Engine Hiccup/CEL

I went to start the vehicle to run down to the auto parts just a few minutes ago. The CEL immediately went off. Car ran the usual wonderful, and I drove to the auto parts. The very knowledgeable...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-21-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By LogicalPosition
Tires Make All The Difference

The compound and tread design of the tires determine how these beasts(or any vehicle) handle in rain and snow. I've heard that Blizzak's are incredible snow tires, and I have zero complaints about...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-21-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
MAF Was My 1st Suspicion

I've experienced failed MAF's on Subaru's. Slightly different symptoms, but that sudden BLIP, then normal behavior got me thinking.

I knew a failed CPS would give a hard start when hot symptom,...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-19-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
CPS Failure Possibility

Thanks for the super quick response, Martin!

As I've studied this CPS issue in learning about these Mercs, I honestly cannot say this is EXACTLY what most people report for symptoms, i.e. the...
Forum: W140 S-Class   03-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By LogicalPosition
99 S420 Skips Heart Beat @ 70mph

Ten days ago+-(100 miles ago) travelling at 70mph, cruise on, the engine skipped a beat, like the fuel shut off, the ignition failed on all cylinders, or there was water in the fuel line. It was a...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-15-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,361
  Sticky: eBay / CL finds
Views: 251,821
Posted By LogicalPosition
If I Hit The Lotto I'd Buy Jay Leno's Garage

I'd buy every single one of the nice units for sale if I were a younger man with money. Hahaha...

A younger man with money contacted me about mine, and since he didn't get mine and we struck up a...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-14-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,361
  Sticky: eBay / CL finds
Views: 251,821
Posted By LogicalPosition
If Anyone Is Looking At/Bidding This

I went out and inspected this unit today. If you want to know what I thought about it, call me. 814-241-4980

I can tell you things the seller will not mention.
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Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-14-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 578,268
Posted By LogicalPosition
Anything To Do With Upholstery Ain't Cheap

I DID chat with an upholstery guy, and yea, MB leather is probably quite nice. I just can't get past the $900 when the value of the vehicle is so low to begin with. :banghead:
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,361
  Sticky: eBay / CL finds
Views: 251,821
Posted By LogicalPosition
Update On Sale

The E320 is sold. I'm gonna' miss that car. :wave:
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 578,268
Posted By LogicalPosition
I Blinked And It Was Gone

Thanks, Dan!

The stars aligned, and the sale went smoothly.
I was hopin' none of you Florida vultures would circle the vehicle with lowball offers... Ha, ha, ha. :nono:

The new owner needed...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 578,268
Posted By LogicalPosition
Spare Passenger Seat?

Atlanta is a bit of a haul from Sarasota, but if you are willing to part with that seat at a reasonable price, I might find way to pull it off.
3am cannonball run? :eclipsee_steering:

I read...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 578,268
Posted By LogicalPosition
Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

I sold the E320 Saturday. :crybaby2:
Had a bunch of lookers, lowballers, etc., but this fella knows the vehicle and will probably take good care of it. It didn't go far, so I'll be able to keep an...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-08-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 658
Posted By LogicalPosition
That X-Ray Image...

... reminds me of a fuel rail on a V-18 engine.

That kinda' antenna should pick up quite a few TV and radio stations. :devil

Best Wishes for a satisfactory recovery, Jim!
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-08-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 578,268
Posted By LogicalPosition
An Unfortunate Turn Of Events

It is with a heavy heart I find myself in a circumstance that dictates I sell my '94 E320. :crybaby2:
To the many friends that have sustained me in the W124 world, I offer my sincere "Thanks!". ...
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