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Also this is a question that has been asked a million times but what spark plugs do you guys go with. I know they are non resistor plugs, any exact model numbers. Are Bosch ok?


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Hi again,

So I was waiting for parts to come in and havent had much time to work on the car, but I finally got the ke-injection system off the engine. Hit a couple of snags... it was very hard to pull the unit off, broke the thermo sensors and had to order new ones, broke 2 of the mounts that the unit sits on but other than that not too bad. How did you guys remove the broken mounts? It's just the threaded part sticking into the engine and the top half broke off. Too hard to twist our by hand and cant really get a grip on them to twist them out. Today and tomorrow I'm gonna clean everything out and start reinstalling. Looks like its gonna be tough putting everything back together. And routing everything the right way.
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pics of what you have done help when more tenured owners know parts by their names. Also, you do get better and more attentive help when people know where you reside (large city/state or country outside USA).
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pics of what you have done help when more tenured owners know parts by their names. Also, you do get better and more attentive help when people know where you reside (large city/state or country outside USA).
Ok I did manage to snap a couple of pictures. The mounts are actually called rubber buffers I think and I thought I had already entered my location but I'll check again. Here's some pictures
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Just put a pair of ViceGrips on the edges or a pliers. You don't usually need much movement before it will spin out by hand.
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That works. Or you can dremel a line across the center and use a flat bladed screw driver. They aren't in there that tight.

Be careful when getting spark plugs from the dealer - many have reported them giving resistor plugs as well, which you'd also get from the parts store. You want to make sure there is no R in the part number. I use NGK BP5ES with no problems.

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Nice PIC of what you are working on BUT how do we even know it's a Mercedes or on this planet we call home (Earth) ? (hint hint nudge nudge) Fill out your profile with some important info such the particular model you have and just as important, where on this rock you are hailing (residing) from. It DOES make a difference because if the steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car there are some engine parts that won't fit it (maybe they will, but we don't know)

That piece shown simply screws in, once cracked loose it'll just spin out for the replacement to go in

Top of page goto "UserCP", works better done on a PC and not a phone

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Just put a pair of ViceGrips on the edges or a pliers. You don't usually need much movement before it will spin out by hand.
Took some doing and some swearing but I did manage to get them off, thanks for the help
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That works. Or you can dremel a line across the center and use a flat bladed screw driver. They aren't in there that tight.

Be careful when getting spark plugs from the dealer - many have reported them giving resistor plugs as well, which you'd also get from the parts store. You want to make sure there is no R in the part number. I use NGK BP5ES with no problems.
Thanks I also went with the NGk Bp5ES. The caps on top of the spark plugs come off.
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Nice PIC of what you are working on BUT how do we even know it's a Mercedes or on this planet we call home (Earth) ? (hint hint nudge nudge) Fill out your profile with some important info such the particular model you have and just as important, where on this rock you are hailing (residing) from.
It DOES make a difference because if the steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car there are some engine parts that won't fit it (maybe they will, but we don't know)

That piece shown simply screws in, once cracked loose it'll just spin out for the replacement to go in

Top of page goto "UserCP", works better done on a PC and not a phone
Copy that thanks, I put my phone on desktop mode and was able to edit my info and I managed to replace the buffers. Thanks.
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