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Forum: General AMG   Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Benzyle
To follow up , I changed the fluid using a...

To follow up ,
I changed the fluid using a pressure bleeder which pushes the fluid through the system ,,,very easy ,,just open the bleeder and watch it flow ...
Got a few small bubbles from one of...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By Benzyle
Be careful with the chrome trim ,,it is actually...

Be careful with the chrome trim ,,it is actually plastic and has tabs on each side that can break.
Another option is to prise the boot up and out of the trim, then reach under for the tabs and...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Benzyle
I have done the drain and fill procedure many...

I have done the drain and fill procedure many times ,,,several times on each car over a period of six months , to gradually renew the fluid,,,
I never had a problem,,,
I would recommend you have it...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   Yesterday, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By Benzyle
I would fit a used but guaranteed part,,,when you...

I would fit a used but guaranteed part,,,when you fit it , be sure to change all the fluid in the system with new , check whether you need yellow or green fluid and buy approved fluid to match...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   Yesterday, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
  New CLK
Views: 64
Posted By Benzyle
If you can't afford a 2008 or 2009 ,then go for...

If you can't afford a 2008 or 2009 ,then go for 2004 or 2005,,,,very reliable engines and transmissions..
Early 7 speeds and early 350 and 550 engines can be a problem ie ,,,2006 and 2007.
W209 is...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   Yesterday, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Benzyle
My first M112 had a cps fail after 13 years and...

My first M112 had a cps fail after 13 years and 112,000 km ,about 66,000 miles.
My second M112 had a cps fail after 13 years and only 40,000 km,,or about 24,000 miles.
One died when stopped at...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-11-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Benzyle
Valeo radiators in cars built after Sept, 2003...

Valeo radiators in cars built after Sept, 2003 are revised and are ok ,,, but if before that ,,,maybe ,,,but like Keyhole said ,,save yourself $600 ,,,
and if there is no record of a new crank...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-07-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
Good to know it worked ok ...:thumbsup:

Good to know it worked ok ...:thumbsup:
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-07-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Benzyle
Just wanted to correct a mistake I made in post...

Just wanted to correct a mistake I made in post 6.
The small triangle speaker trim at the front corner should be prised out from the top corner first ,,not the bottom.
There is one tab at the top...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-07-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 41,311
Posted By Benzyle
Dave , I am not certain , but most systems in the...

Dave , I am not certain , but most systems in the car sometimes require re-synchronisation which involves pushing a button and holding it for about 2 seconds after the limit of travel.
For the...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-06-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
dgdrx ,,, How is your gasket...

dgdrx ,,,
How is your gasket leak repair ? Any update ?
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-06-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Benzyle
dgdrx,,, Even if you have a Valeo,,...

dgdrx,,,
Even if you have a Valeo,, with a build date of 11/03 it should be fine.

Re The transmission ,, you could try resetting the adaptive shifts,,,

...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-04-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Benzyle
Yes the belt tensioner is on the right.. on the...

Yes the belt tensioner is on the right..
on the left is the alternator and power steering pump...

Hard to tell what that noise is ,,,I hope it is not something to do with the recent timing chain...
Forum: W204 C-Class   06-04-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Benzyle
Pretty sure they are sealed units,, Headlight...

Pretty sure they are sealed units,,
Headlight aim is adjusted via screws at the top.
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-04-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Benzyle
$1100 is a lot for an alternator replacement...

$1100 is a lot for an alternator replacement ,,,should be about half that...at the most.
Your car's alternator should be putting out over 14v when idling ,,,,have it tested elsewhere if you can't do...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-04-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Benzyle
It is more costly than some cars because you need...

It is more costly than some cars because you need 12 spark plugs ,,usually NGK Laser Platinum,,,and it does take some time and skill to do the job,,,more so than on a Toyota.
Cheapest way for us in...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-04-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By Benzyle
After fitting new thrust control arms to my...

After fitting new thrust control arms to my friend's CLK350 he said the steering felt 'easier ' at low speeds,..

Maybe check all your control arm main bushings and ball joints and steering ball...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-03-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
If the rough idle persists then double check all...

If the rough idle persists then double check all your hose connections and make sure you have the air box correctly seated down on the intake.
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
Thanks , mine is a 209.376,,, I just wondered why...

Thanks , mine is a 209.376,,, I just wondered why the wis chart split them between 203 and 209,,,I doubt that there is any difference.
Forum: General Mercedes-Benz   06-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By Benzyle
2006 E350 has an engine oil dipstick ,,,use that...

2006 E350 has an engine oil dipstick ,,,use that to check the level,,,5 mins after stopping on a level surface.

If the dipstick says the level is correct and your dash tells you to add oil ,,,then...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-03-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
The dipstick tools are used on different engines...

The dipstick tools are used on different engines with different length tubes ,,so yes , you bottom it out,,,
It should be checked 5 minutes after stopping the engine ,, with hot oil ,,,
Be careful...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-03-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Benzyle
Hi Keyhole ,, Thanks for the...

Hi Keyhole ,,
Thanks for the chart ,,,my car is a W209 with engine 113.988,,,,does the chart still apply ?
Any idea what the difference is between 987 and 988 ?
Forum: W220 S-Class   06-03-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 685
Posted By Benzyle
I replaced my steering wheel about two weeks...

I replaced my steering wheel about two weeks ago...
it is permissible to re-position and rotate the steering wheel one spline in order to correct a slant when driving straight ahead.
Any more than...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-03-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Benzyle
Thanks Hutcho ,,all is going fine ,, well done...

Thanks Hutcho ,,all is going fine ,,
well done with the DIY ,, not only do you save dollars ,,but your car is better off ,,and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of the reason why...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-03-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 81,866
Posted By Benzyle
Yes,,,I did the same ,,,happy to report the...

Yes,,,I did the same ,,,happy to report the trolley bracket moved nice and smoothly and to the end of travel in both directions,,,,so it seems that quite tight cables are just the way they are...
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