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Forum: R129 SL-Class   Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By ArcticDweller
Unhappy That Mysterious European E/S Shifter Switch

The following is from a Staff Member from the 500E Board Forum, dated from 2012....

That Mysterious European E/S Shifter Switch

You've probably seen that E/S shift program selector switch on...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-24-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By ArcticDweller
Talking That Dreaded "TICK, TICK, TICK" M119 Engine Sound

To All Forum Members,

Started up my 1995 SL500 yesterday, and immediately heard that "TICK, TICK, TICK" sound coming from the engine.

I lifted the hood, and placed my mechanic's stethoscope on...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By ArcticDweller
Exclamation Engine Wiring Harness on Sale 1993 - 1995

All Forum Members:

The engine wiring harness for the 1993 500SL, and the 1994-1995 SL500 is on sale at eEuroparts.com

It is Mercedes P/N: 1295407705

Price is: $934.99

Here is the URL: ...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   04-16-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up M119 Engine Wiring Harness ON SALE

Forum Members

For those whose R129 has the defective wiring harnesses (uo to 1995), eEuroparts have a replacement Engine Harness on sale, now.

Here's the website URL: ...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   04-05-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By ArcticDweller
Exclamation MB STAR Diagnostic Scanner Info

To All Forum Members:

I received a recent request, from a Forum member, asking if I could post some useful information on the STAR SDS system.

Among his specific requests were German - to -...
Forum: W164 M-Class   04-04-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,158
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Hi D Jameson, I had exactly the same peeling...

Hi D Jameson,

I had exactly the same peeling condition on my 2008 ML550.

I actually prefer the non-shiny look of the rubber sweeps after the plastic peeled off. :thumbsup:

I just waited...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Hi Hogsted, I concur with your mechanic that...

Hi Hogsted,

I concur with your mechanic that the likely cause is the Crankshaft Position Sensor, or CPS.

The exact same symptoms, as you are experiencing, occurred on my ML320.

What...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi Tony, Your choice of Mobil 1 10W40 High...

Hi Tony,

Your choice of Mobil 1 10W40 High Mileage Synthetic Oil, is exactly what my MB Dealer recommends for the M119 engine.

Mobil 1 High Mileage is available in 5 Viscosity Grades..... ...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   09-10-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Absolutely ! I did the distribution block,...

Absolutely ! I did the distribution block, too, along with all the cylinders.

Klaus would advise you to do so, as well. :smile


Take Care, and May God Bless, Arctic
Forum: R129 SL-Class   07-24-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,973
Posted By ArcticDweller
WAY TO GO !!! Persistence and applied logic...

WAY TO GO !!!

Persistence and applied logic led you to success.

A great example.

Congrats, and May God Bless, Arctic
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Hi Anton, The answer is YES ! Even on...

Hi Anton,

The answer is YES !

Even on my old ML320, if I ran it with octane 87, it would misfire and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. :eek

I have the STAR C4 Diagnostic Code...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-26-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi Anton, Sorry to hear about your rough...

Hi Anton,

Sorry to hear about your rough idle after storage.

Like you do in Sweden, I store my SL500 over the winter here, in Canada.

It's typical that when i first start up my SL500, it...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-25-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,005
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Hi D Vinci, The really good part of your...

Hi D Vinci,

The really good part of your find was the pair of Sun Visors, with the clips.

If the visors are in working condition, and in good shape, they are hard to come by.

Nice Pickings! ...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-12-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By ArcticDweller
Thumbs up Hi Ian, I might suggest a garage-door-spring...

Hi Ian,

I might suggest a garage-door-spring spray lubricant.

JIG-A-LOO is a good brand.... it is a silicone-based lubricant that sprays on and then completely dries, so it doesn't attract...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   04-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 224,393
Posted By ArcticDweller
Red face Update to Post #14

Hi Jal,

That was a nice up-to-date summary that you posted on the STAR Diagnostic Systems..... how technology marches forward!

The version I have, that one might describe as a "C3 in a C4...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   04-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,973
Posted By ArcticDweller
The 1994 SL500 did not have the 16-pin OBDI...

The 1994 SL500 did not have the 16-pin OBDI installed.... only on the 320 Model SL in 1994.
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-15-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By ArcticDweller
Talking Hey Poundy! Great to see you posting here,...

Hey Poundy!

Great to see you posting here, again.

I had the same wiper issue with my 1995 SL500, and I followed your R&R instructions.... restored it to new again, and never a problem since. ...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 224,393
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi VCKReddy, Yes.... that is the C4...

Hi VCKReddy,

Yes.... that is the C4 non-WiFi version.

The link you posted to AliExpress is the same supplier from whom I bought my C4.... but, it's updated to what looks like either...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-13-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 224,393
Posted By ArcticDweller
Red face Hi VCKReddy, Thank you for your kind...

Hi VCKReddy,

Thank you for your kind words.... I appreciate it.

It's a joy to be able to help others, even in small ways.


As far as a choice of Star Diagnostic Systems from the AliExpress...
Forum: W163 M-Class   12-10-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi Lincoln, WRT to your P0446 fault code: ...

Hi Lincoln,

WRT to your P0446 fault code:

It relates directly to an Evaporative Emission Control System - Vent Control Circuit Malfunction.


Possible Causes:

1) Missing Fuel cap
Forum: R129 SL-Class   12-09-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi Bruce, As Lee Wireless has already...

Hi Bruce,

As Lee Wireless has already reconfirmed, the way to go is to get a new Head Unit....... they come with all the bells & whistles, as he pointed out.

My Head Unit was by JVC, which...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   12-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,907
Posted By ArcticDweller
Lightbulb Hi Bruce, i used a new, powered Head Unit,...

Hi Bruce,

i used a new, powered Head Unit, as well.

The reason I used a separate 2-channel amplifier, for just the JBL tweeters, was to provide total control over the volume output of the...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   11-25-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,623
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi Al, I was thinking the same thing as...

Hi Al,

I was thinking the same thing as you........ find a used block.

Hopefully, that should solve the problem. :smile

Please keep us advised on your results.


God Bless, Arctic
Forum: R129 SL-Class   11-21-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By ArcticDweller
Talking James.... for $5,900 Euros ($7,000 USD) one...

James.... for $5,900 Euros ($7,000 USD) one could buy a nice R129 in North America.... a SEAT 600 versus a Mercedes-Benz R129..... go figure, eh?


When I was at my friend's place on the...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   11-20-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By ArcticDweller
Hi James.... Yup, I can do the rear...

Hi James....


Yup, I can do the rear bumper & wings, too..... would you like it photo-shopped with a Spanish flair, like a SEAT 600's rear end? LOL!


God Bless, Arctic
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