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  1. Life Expectancy of Rear Wheel Bearings

    W140 S-Class
    NZJay In the future you are better off with your time and $$$ using INA which are OEM for the pulley of idler and tensioner. I would suggest avoiding Uro for anything as they are cheap (for a reason) chinese parts. Seth
  2. Life Expectancy of Rear Wheel Bearings

    W140 S-Class
    What is the life expectancy of our W140 Rear Wheel Bearings. I ask since at 215K miles am I on borrowed time or do most never fail. If you have any relevant info please pass it on. For example if I told you that my vehicle had 170K miles and was asking the same question about the Water Pump I...
  3. 97 S3 97 S320 needs shocks/Vacuum system on blink

    W140 S-Class
    Bilstein are the best for shocks should be about $117 each...you will love how the new ride is restored Seth
  4. 97 s500 shimmy

    W140 S-Class
    Yup....that is 100% correct!
  5. How do I remove center vents??

    W140 S-Class
    OK went back to this job after one month. Often that is all that is required. The problem and solution is as follows. Remove the 2 screws interior of sunglass compartment Remove backing plate (cardboard with velvet) allowing access to two additional screws Remove 2 additional screws easy out...
  6. How do I remove center vents??

    W140 S-Class
    eg is there any "rubber" that could have melded (bonded via sticksion) after 20 years. That area would get hot in the sun with the greenhouse effect and lots and lots of thermal cycles
  7. How do I remove center vents??

    W140 S-Class
    Any ideas on removing a stuck sunglass holder compartment after all is disconnected?
  8. How do I remove center vents??

    W140 S-Class
    Stuck in My Tracks After A Measly 20 Years OK working to change the bulbs for my center vents. I do my process. Research the topic so I learn from others. Gather the right tools and study the procedure...don't force anything...enjoy the results. Well here is how it went: - Removed the glove...
  9. Head gasket or not ????

    W140 S-Class
    It is my understanding that the head of an M104 should not be resurfaced. if overheated head likely needs to be replaced. If not just new head gasket should fix it up. That is what a senior MB tech told me many years ago. Seth
  10. W140 Classifieds FS & WTB ::

    W140 S-Class
    Martin, Yes, I should have placed this into the classified section. My typical source for OEM did not have it but once I got the part numbers I was able to locate on line from multiple sources. FYI the part numbers are as follows: The left rear speaker grill is P/N 14073709887101 The right...
  11. W140 Classifieds FS & WTB ::

    W140 S-Class
    Right Rear Door Speaker Grill Cover - Light Gray If anyone has (or finds during their junk yard pursuits) a Left Rear Door Speaker Grill Cover - Light Gray in EXCELLENT condition for a 1998 S320 (although all the W140s I expect would be the same) please let me know via PM. Seth
  12. 1996 S600 722.6 transmission computer question

    W140 S-Class
    How about that! When I was preparing to change my conductor plate I was very concerned about re-using the solenoid o-rings ~16 years old at the time. But as you correctly stated they were not available separately (they are supplied with a new replacement solenoid). I asked around and NOONE...
  13. Brake Rotor Brands

    W140 S-Class
    I have used Zimmermann Crossed Drilled Rotor on my front for years and years and love them...great performance, long lasting and looks much better than stock. My only complaint is that they do not produce them for our W140s any longer. Booh!. I have not used Brembo but I have researched them...
  14. Interesting Craigslist, EBAY, or other forsale W140 Finds

    W140 S-Class
    For someone that is knowledgeable with these gems it might be worth investigating maybe even for some valuable rare parts if restoration is not in the cards for this vehicle. From a restoration standpoint I would rather start with a MB that had been well maintained since a cheap due to a...
  15. Motor Mounts

    W140 S-Class
    Path to Resolution? Anziani, Did u file a claim with insurance co or are you paying out of pocket? if so is it considered collision with its associated deductible? Is a standard body shop handling that for u? My guess is a bill of $1850-$2200 am I close? Removal/painting/installation is...
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