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Just Dang It!!

Got this car 2 weeks ago. Did a little minor maintenance, (oil change, clean up, repair core support, etc.)
And when I fired it up after the oil change, it started ticking a little on the left bank. Listened with the "stethoscope", (long 3/8" extension) I determined it to be valve lash, possibly due to a cracked, or broken oil tube. Ordered 8 oil tubes, (can't afford all 16 at once). Today, I replaced the oil tubes in the left bank.
Old plastic ones looked ok, but I'll test them later. Took it for a drive. Ticking is gone, but code 304 has replaced it. Misfire on cylinder 4. So tomorrow I'll see what kind of high dollar mess that turns into. (hopefully, no more than a bad coil)

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I know it can be frustrating restoring older car, but look at it from this angle:
-you probably paid less than 10% of actual car price
-car is still good base with some things that might wear out with age/miles
-you put another 10% of car price into new parts, get some elbow grease, enjoy good time with your car and you will have excelent drive for less than 20% of new replacement.
You might meet the members who can wrap such deal for less than 10%.


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hang in there shorty. discovering this resource and the willingness to get your hands dirty is like being halfway there!
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Yep!,

Well I think I found the miss, water in the sparkplug well. causing fire to jump to ground. Someone had pressure washed under the hood. Fired it up, and it ran slick as a button for about 10 minutes, then the wheels fell off. It died, just like turning off the switch. CEL flashing, OBDII can't connect. Methinks, there may be an issue somewhere. .

Decided to take a break, and go flying. (best way to clear the head)

I'll get it sussed in a while.

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That remind me a car (non MB) my friend bought years ago very cheap, becouse the battery kept on dying on it.
So my friend jumped it, brought it in his garage and left it to deal the following day.
Later the night he needed something from the garage and enter it at dark.
There was a light glowing in glove compartment...
What scanner do you use?
When W210 needs 38-pins for advanced troubleshooting, OBD has to show engine codes.


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Just a generic scanner, It shows codes, and will also perform KOER test.
Got it sussed, bad connection at K40 plug B. Fired it up, took it up the street, CEL came on, P0300, P0302, P0308, P1525, P1533, P1420. Similar happened with my S500, replaced the CPS and all was well. But not sure if that will help this one.

Poor little thing had apparently been sitting for an extended period of time, as there are signs of it in the door cracks and such.

I guess I'll start with making sure all connections are corrosion free, and go from there.

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Check your K40 connections / fuses / relays. It looks like the camshaft solenoids and the air pump are not receiving power.
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Check your K40 connections / fuses / relays. It looks like the camshaft solenoids and the air pump are not receiving power.
Checking K40 is where I found the bad connection. (see previous post )

I'll be testing individual components later, after it cools. (of course they all will be fine, untill warm again )

I'll get it sussed, one day. And as my luck goes, it will be something as simple as a mouse chewed a wire, causing an intermittant connection, and all sorts of crazy stuff.

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Carfax reports that this car has been in a wreck a few years ago, but does not indicate the extent of damage. Based upon the visible signs, it was on the passenger side, from front to back, but I don't see any sign of major (Structural) damage.
But plenty of very poor bodywork is visible. Probably done at a Progressive, or Geico, "direct repair" facility. IMHO they are one step below Earl Scheib.

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Checking K40 is where I found the bad connection. (see previous post )

I'll be testing individual components later, after it cools. (of course they all will be fine, untill warm again )

I'll get it sussed, one day. And as my luck goes, it will be something as simple as a mouse chewed a wire, causing an intermittant connection, and all sorts of crazy stuff.
Just follow the lines from the camshaft solenoids + air pump switchover valve on the right top of the diagram. Can you see that they are all powered by the same line, fuse, and relay ? And check the ground connections. Especially the relay that powers them all.
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