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Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-27-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kbob999
If the phone is disconnected, there will be a...

If the phone is disconnected, there will be a fiber optic splice in the line, and the phone will be removed on SDS list of devices in the loop.
You can’t just disconnect the fiber line and yank the...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-27-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By kbob999
That is where the MB emblem used to be. They...

That is where the MB emblem used to be. They commonly fall off, but are hard to replace.

If you are good with DIY, then a high mile R230 is a bargain buy.
If not, it can be very costly, and not...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By kbob999
Does not sound true to me. I’m sure you can get...

Does not sound true to me. I’m sure you can get power to the puck, but not sure you can get the phone to work. It may have been disconnected from the fiber optic loop, but you can check that later....
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-20-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By kbob999
They are the same.

They are the same.
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-20-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By kbob999
With only 20K miles on the car...not much. ...

With only 20K miles on the car...not much.

There are items that can be age related, rather than miles, and I'd be inclined to change all the fluids. You can do this after assembly.

Unless...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-18-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By kbob999
It comes out the top by moving it forward, then...

It comes out the top by moving it forward, then up and out. I've done it on the SL55...twice.
You need to squeeze past the coolant hoses to the supercharger, and rotate to get the right fit. Use...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-05-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By kbob999
Welcome to the forum Mike! The plastic grill...

Welcome to the forum Mike!

The plastic grill clips are very fragile, more so as they age, and as hard as you try, you will likely break them.
Easier to pop them off with damaging the grill, and...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By kbob999
Since I have not heard of any ABC coupler issues...

Since I have not heard of any ABC coupler issues on the forums...I'd say excellent success. And a LOT less costly. I do not fear couplers.

There are more posts to be found in the W220 forum, as...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-24-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By kbob999
Many forum members have removed these lines and...

Many forum members have removed these lines and had a hydraulic hose repair shop replace the hose portion.
If it is difficult to remove, some have cut the metal lines, and used a compression coupler...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By kbob999
Don’t ever put a ‘regular’ suspension on this...

Don’t ever put a ‘regular’ suspension on this car. The value will drop more than the price of the new suspension, and no one will want to buy it. Fix it and enjoy it enjoy the benefits. It’s a...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By kbob999
The clock spring does not generate a VIN match...

The clock spring does not generate a VIN match issue, but if not wound the correct number of turns, it will throw an SRS issue.

I think Rodney said the steering wheel is not VIN coded, so a swap...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By kbob999
This SRS can be caused by many things. I removed...

This SRS can be caused by many things. I removed and replaced a steering wheel on my C32, but did not get the ‘clock spring’ back in the right position, causing an SRS error. Could be as simple as...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-03-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By kbob999
Why would you need a wheel? It is a straight...

Why would you need a wheel? It is a straight swap with the same type wheel. If heated, or different style, you may need to be creative.

Avoid dealers whenever possible. Find a local independent...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-02-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By kbob999
Welcome to the forum! Great group of smart guys...

Welcome to the forum! Great group of smart guys here and lots of info in the archives.

I don’t know anything about the facelift swap, but feel it is possible, and parts will be expensive. It’s a...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   04-16-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By kbob999
Are all the 5 bolts removed? Hub may be rusted...

Are all the 5 bolts removed?
Hub may be rusted to the wheel. Remove the center cap and squirt some penetrating oil in center. Spin the wheel a couple times. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Push in...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   04-12-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By kbob999
Betting 10:1 it is the coil packs. There are...

Betting 10:1 it is the coil packs. There are threads on how to fix them. If above your skill, there are others that can fix them for you too.
I don't have a V12 so I don't know the diagnostics...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   04-02-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By kbob999
I do keep records, and DIY my car. Including...

I do keep records, and DIY my car.
Including SDS, parts, special tools on what I have done (extensive), I have spent $5K on the car over the 3 years I've owned it.
Much of this was rear tires...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   04-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By kbob999
Might be signs of failing accumulators. They...

Might be signs of failing accumulators. They will fill with fluid when the diaphragm fails, so the fluid level will go down, but no leaks are detected.

If you have over 90K miles, I'd consider...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-31-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By kbob999
If the vibration is constant frequency, and not...

If the vibration is constant frequency, and not dependent on the speed of the car when braking, then I would look toward driveline sources for the vibration.
Motor mounts and ABC accumulators come...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-29-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By kbob999
Are you talking about swapping the horn button or...

Are you talking about swapping the horn button or the airbag? I would just go with the airbag, which I believe is held with a couple Torx screws on the back.

I've pulled my airbag on my C32 (but...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-24-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By kbob999
I agree that the car looks much better with the...

I agree that the car looks much better with the spoiler out back. I even added one to my E350 diesel!
Does it affect downforce? A little bit, but not enough to say you gotta have it.
Help with...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-13-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By kbob999
In a nutshell, HP = torque x RPM, so as RPM...

In a nutshell, HP = torque x RPM, so as RPM increases and torque stays the same the HP will increase.
I'm most impressed with the high torque at low RPM, which is what makes the SL55 so pleasant to...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,939
Posted By kbob999
Gary, there is a member ‘gedsl’ on the MBWorld...

Gary, there is a member ‘gedsl’ on the MBWorld forum that appears to have installed the China LCD’s. I’d like to know how they worked out myself. If you find out, let us know.
Here’s the post:...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-08-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,980
Posted By kbob999
Not to steal this thread...

We drove our 2001 XK8 for many years and did the following:
Warranty replaced fading wood trim inside, hydraulic top lines, a few minor things.
I replaced plastic cam chain tensioners, plastic...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   03-08-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,980
Posted By kbob999
We must have the same taste in cars. My last...

We must have the same taste in cars. My last Roadster was the XK8 in red. That car was attractive, but more maintenance than the SL.
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