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  1. Leak, blower fan stays on and dead battery...

    W251 R-Class
    From what I have read in other posts, the leak is usually from a clogged drain plug on the air intake near the passenger fire wall. Water can't drain out, fills up the intake bin, runs into the passenger foot well, gets the fan wet making it short out and run when the key is off...killing your...
  2. how to change air filter on R350

    W251 R-Class
    Wrote this up a while back for my R500, not sure how much different the R350 is from the R500, but it might help you.
  3. Rust corrosion on wheel hub

    W251 R-Class
    I took a wire wheel on my dewalt drill and cleaned mine up the last time I rotated tires. I then smeared a very thin coat of brake pad grease on them to keep them from rusting back up and causing my rims to stick to the hub. After gettign the rust off, you could paint them with some high heat...
  4. Jacking Points for R350

    W251 R-Class
    I bought one of the jack pad metal tools for my R500, they work great. I then discovered that I really needed two of them to rotate the tires, so I just used the one I bought as a template and made the second one out of some scrap composite decking lumber I had in the garage. Cut a circle base...
  5. R500 Rear Tail Light Failure -- Magically fixed

    W251 R-Class
    Finally got the R500 back from the dealer...they replaced both rear tail light wiring harnesses to fix the bulb issue. Hope this is a permanent fix. At least it was under warranty!
  6. R500 Rear Tail Light Failure -- Magically fixed

    W251 R-Class
    Of course the light bulb failure message keeps coming and going on/off. I have an appointment with the dealer to get it looked at next week. I will post the outcome.
  7. R500 Rear Tail Light Failure -- Magically fixed

    W251 R-Class
    The other night I went to head out in a light rain, upon startup I get the message that my right rear tail light is out and that Left & Right auxillary bulbs are now burning. First of all...burnt out bulb is not that disconcerning, having auxillary bulbs is cool!!!, but today, start it...
  8. AMG Pedals question?

    W251 R-Class
    I tried buying one for my R, like you had the one for the gas and brake only. The dealer looked it up based on an AMG R, they wanted $75.00 for the E-Brake alone...thought it was too much $$$, so I passed on ordering it. Let us know how much you paid and if it fits your!!! Would love to add...
  9. Standing water in this reservoir

    W251 R-Class
    I thought I remembered playing with this the last time I replaced the air filters and I did. Found some pics I took when I was documenting the air filter change instructions. The grill cover comes off if you remove some clips on the top of th grill cover and I think there are similar clips are...
  10. Standing water in this reservoir

    W251 R-Class
    I think this is the fresh air intake, if you remove the top of it, I think you can actually see the cabin air filter in there. I am not sure about water standing in there though? Interesting question.
  11. Air filter DIY

    W251 R-Class
    I have never seen pics of the R320 engine, is it so different that you can not remove the housing for the air filters from the car and turn them over to get to the screws that hold on the air filter box covers? It sounds like you are having to do this with them still sitting on top of the engine???
  12. Air filter DIY

    W251 R-Class
    Here is a link to the instructions I wrote up after installing my hitch this past spring. It might help you with yours. The hardest part was getting all 4 bolts to lineup to the holes in the R. Hint, keep the the bolts loose until you get them ALL started. Use a jack to hold the thing up in...
  13. Air filter DIY

    W251 R-Class
    Tools needed: 13 mm Socket E8 Star Socket (female) T25 Star Socket (male) Attached instructions are for my R500, might be similar for your R320.
  14. DIY Oil change procedure the best one out there

    W251 R-Class
    Asking a dumb question, did you torque the oil cap to spec? Over tightening or under tightening can cause a leak. When I did my oil change, I did not seperate the stem from the cap, thus did not replace the O ring you showed in the pics. The two pieces seemed to be together fairly tight. Was...
  15. 39K Tranny Fluid Change

    W251 R-Class
    Wondering what a fair price for the transmission oil change should be from the MB dealer? Can anyone tell me what they have paid for this service and what else has to be done at the 39K mark? I am about 9K miles from getting this done.
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