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Forum: W211 E-Class   Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Kajtek1
It is hard to compare V6 pumping 200 hp to V6...

It is hard to compare V6 pumping 200 hp to V6 pumping 350 HP.
MB had small ops with new design with balance shafts on 350, but after that new engines have very high remarks.
W211 was fortunate...
Forum: Diesel Discussion   Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By Kajtek1
Did you clear the code with MB oriented scanner...

Did you clear the code with MB oriented scanner after the parts replacement?
Forum: W212 E-Class   Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Kajtek1
W123 had hydraulic leveling system with air...

W123 had hydraulic leveling system with air spheres as well and 1st thing on them to fail was hydraulic hose at 15-20 years.
It is airmatic system that is hard to diagnose and full rebuild on 10 yo...
Forum: W212 E-Class   Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Kajtek1
No MB wagon had full metal suspension for last...

No MB wagon had full metal suspension for last 40+ years.
Not sure about before neither.
Monkey it will bring the headlights adjustment issues to start with.
Forum: General Mercedes-Benz   Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Kajtek1
Good call. Since you will be there anyway,...

Good call.
Since you will be there anyway, good time to put new CV joint boots and inspect reluctor rings.
Forum: W211 E-Class   Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Kajtek1
Had you have a chance to figure what failed on...

Had you have a chance to figure what failed on original pump?
The system is so misunderstood, that I hear over and over how mechanics replace pumps simply becouse they don't understand how Venturi...
Forum: W211 E-Class   Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Kajtek1
Tire inflation is a compromise. You can read...

Tire inflation is a compromise.
You can read that guys taking truck for beach driving, drop the pressure down to 10 or even less psi.
When you are right that over inflation will decrease braking,...
Forum: W211 E-Class   07-20-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Kajtek1
If stopping distance in your major concern, you...

If stopping distance in your major concern, you should inflate 25 psi as this provides best results per University study
Tire Inflation Pressure Influence on a Vehicle Stopping Distances...
Forum: W210 E-Class   07-20-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Kajtek1
https://www.mbdirectparts.com/ This is my...

https://www.mbdirectparts.com/
This is my favorite MB parts supplier, but you will find more.
Enter your full VIN on the site and scroll to the part you need.
The pictures might show more...
Forum: W211 E-Class   07-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Kajtek1
I bought 6.7l Powerstroke only for fuel savings,...

I bought 6.7l Powerstroke only for fuel savings, but that's me. :)
Forum: W211 E-Class   07-20-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Kajtek1
Thanks for volunteering testing aftermarket pump....

Thanks for volunteering testing aftermarket pump.
Such items are always very delicate subject as failure will leave you stranded.
I assume it is made in China? Did you find any printing on the...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   07-18-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By Kajtek1
HC is unburned fuel from what I remember. ...

HC is unburned fuel from what I remember.
Don't know the engine, but if it has carburetor- it needs adjustment by a good shop.
If it is FI, new injectors might be in order.
Forum: W212 E-Class   07-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Kajtek1
No clue about your model, but fronts are vented...

No clue about your model, but fronts are vented rotors, when rears are not most of the time.
As posted - AMG models are rare, while more demanding, so you have to pay to play.
Forum: Diesel Discussion   07-17-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Kajtek1
You have engine that never made it to America, so...

You have engine that never made it to America, so I don't know it specifically, but doing purge on common rail is difficult.
Do you have electric prime pump? Where is it located? If you can...
Forum: W210 E-Class   07-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Kajtek1
What I see on the picture is Torx head bolt and...

What I see on the picture is Torx head bolt and in USA, the only way to get replacement is dealer as no US hardware carries Torc metrics.
The trick with Torx bolts is that the same head can have...
Forum: W211 E-Class   07-16-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Kajtek1
The small tubing slows the extraction, when MB...

The small tubing slows the extraction, when MB for last 30 years have dipstick tubes design for direct sucking.
So the best way is to get the biggest Mityvac tubing and connect it to top of car...
Forum: W211 E-Class   07-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Kajtek1
MB changed the recommendations as older models...

MB changed the recommendations as older models had a note "For over 210kph/130mph add 10 psi"
I always add 3 psi above loaded values, even we don't carry passengers in the rear.
MB do have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion   07-16-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Kajtek1
On this engine pulling the head is actually easy....

On this engine pulling the head is actually easy.
Try OM642, where just getting to the head bolts is like 30 hr job. (if that makes you feel better).
Did you try to put few drops of oil in the...
Forum: W212 E-Class   07-16-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Kajtek1
Opening block drains can open whole can of worms,...

Opening block drains can open whole can of worms, while you still have good amount of coolant left in in the passages.
In US Walmarts sells Distillate Water for 80 cents a gallon, so I buy 4-6...
Forum: General Mercedes-Benz   07-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Kajtek1
RIGHT. My father could not get rid of his 1987...

RIGHT.
My father could not get rid of his 1987 300 Diesel for $2000. Car run perfect, decent interior and only paint job had some scratches.
Went to charity and for this price - this one is on...
Forum: General Mercedes-Benz   07-11-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kajtek1
I never bought CPO, but my understanding it...

I never bought CPO, but my understanding it should be bumper to bumper warranty?
Anyway, the car should be properly inspected by certifying dealer. If they fail the inspection, you can go return...
Forum: W212 E-Class   07-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Kajtek1
Polish vodka, or beer. When beer is also...

Polish vodka, or beer.
When beer is also excelent in Germany, they don't make 100-120 proof vodkas.
Forum: General Mercedes-Benz   07-10-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kajtek1
Cal mercedes hotline at 1-800 FOR MERC

Cal mercedes hotline at 1-800 FOR MERC
Forum: W212 E-Class   07-10-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Kajtek1
As far as I can tell, those engines don't have...

As far as I can tell, those engines don't have main issues.
Replacing balance shafts on 350 engine is main issue, when the flaps cleaning on diesel is more maintenance item. Expensive yes, but...
Forum: W212 E-Class   07-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Kajtek1
With my luck any time I would need torque wrench,...

With my luck any time I would need torque wrench, the battery in it would be dead.
At least that is what was happening to digital watches I used to wear occasionally, till I bought Russian...
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