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post #41 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well after all that work, and 20 minute idle to see if the EVAP code comes back which is the only way to know on ANY car.

NO EVAP CODE, and the drive-cycle readiness flag is checked-off.... I am estatic-full of joy.... ... the rest of the drive cycles need to get checked off while driving....







Not out of the woods yet... P0507 and P1580 - both are related...

For being a smart ass in cleaning my throttle body, and moving the center butterfly - that is the big NO NO... It is plastered all over the Benzworld web on second gen throttle bodies, so I ruined my throttle body...

I had three old second gen throttle bodies, and the code disappeared upon replacing it... I left it dirty too
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It is not all "peaches n cream". I got a P0410 error which can be the air-pump plumbing or bad gas from what I read. I was told it can be that hose behind the air pump.

Cleared the code, and upon clearing the code it clears my readiness-flags, so off i go for more driving, and fuel. Off to the SMOG emissions testing station.

One is allowed one readiness flag not set to pass the test, but I still need to pass the tail-pipe emissions, and visual inspection of components.

Out of the tail pipe this doing better than it ever did.

Their you have it folks....

The beast Passed..
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In regards to the "woosh", If it's leak related, just an idea, but a VERY unlikely one.. look at the fuel tank behind the trunk lining. If I remember correctly, there's a place where the fuel level sensor/arm thing is inserted and it's tightened like a screw on/gas gap. Maybe that's leaking. It's like a sponge that floats in the gas tank.

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Martin, many folks would have tossed in the towel on this one long ago.
You did everything except replace the valve stems on the tires in your exhaustive rear to front examination and diagnosis of this vehicle. You have the patience of Job, how DO you do it?

Consequently, I'm compelled to nominate you for the

"Best Effort To Resolve A Ridiculous Problem In An S Class W140"

I don't see anyone topping this story for decades to come.
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Edit : Whoops, just saw page 2. congrats!

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In regards to the "woosh", If it's leak related, just an idea, but a VERY unlikely one.. look at the fuel tank behind the trunk lining. If I remember correctly, there's a place where the fuel level sensor/arm thing is inserted and it's tightened like a screw on/gas gap. Maybe that's leaking. It's like a sponge that floats in the gas tank.

Yea I tried two of those, and one from my other car that did "Woosh", so it was not that...

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Martin, many folks would have tossed in the towel on this one long ago.
You did everything except replace the valve stems on the tires in your exhaustive rear to front examination and diagnosis of this vehicle. You have the patience of Job, how DO you do it?

Consequently, I'm compelled to nominate you for the

"Best Effort To Resolve A Ridiculous Problem In An S Class W140"

I don't see anyone topping this story for decades to come.
Kudos, my friend!
I just leave it alone, and come back to it.. Meanwhile, the dog grew-up. The house got remodeled (i did the work) Sanded the wood floors. Tore out the kitchen. New cabinets. New tile floor. New countertops. Tore out the west drywalls to add insulation to cut on energy cost on this old house..

I had plenty to play with...

The seats did it for me to keep the the car...

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The beast Passed..
Good clean running engine. Anything with >15% CO2 is excellent.
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Good clean running engine. Anything with >15% CO2 is excellent.
Thank you, I'm at 15.5% . Squeaked by the seat of my pants...

This morning no check-engine, so we are "For Real's", and the P0410 was fuel related...

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So the old intake manifold gaskets were leaking and didn't allow enough vacuum for the purge system? Or am I missing something?

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So the old intake manifold gaskets were leaking and didn't allow enough vacuum for the purge system? Or am I missing something?
Per my smoke test, the seal ring(s) were leaking as the smoke was coming out of near the rear center portion of the intake. The picture is a fresh ring as the old ones were brittle hard, and one cannot squeeze them..

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Just to share the problem I had with p0455 code on my 1999 s500. Gas light was blinking and check engine would come on, code was always p0455. I changed some broken hoses on the passengers side of the engine and gas cap but code was coming back. All vacuum hoses are good, no leaks. I noticed that my purge valve is not ticking at all. I disconnected it and cleaned it with electric parts cleaner. After connecting it back it start working again. After 2 hours driving, starting and shutting off the engine and driving over 80 miles I have no codes and no warning lights. I think that this problem is solved 🙂
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