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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
    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. Part number for front subframe mounts

    W140 S-Class
    Curious, how did u determine u needed front mounts? I did not think their condition was readily observable while installed. Also, aren't ur rear mounts equally bad? if not how do u know. Seth
  9. Drive Shaft Issue ?

    W140 S-Class
    Impressive Martin, You never fail to impress and share your knowledge. 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. 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...
  12. Replacement remote keys

    W140 S-Class
    Thank You I wanted to thank you for all of us wanting to keep our beloved W140s as long as we can. The list of NLA (no longer available) parts are growing for our cars and appreciate you doing the research and work to develop solutions. Seth
  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...
  16. Motor Mounts

    W140 S-Class
    Oil Level Sensor I had a similar issue when I worked to solve the problem by replacing the OE MB O-ring seals (there are 2) of the oil level sensor. Well long story short need to actually replace the entire sensor with OE MB or OEM. My guess is that the shop may have just replaced the...
  17. Photo DIY: Lower Control Arm Bushing R/R

    W140 S-Class
    Glad to hear this Glad to hear that you changed the driveshaft center support mount and center support bearing as I suspect most do not do this (they simply go for the flex disc replacements) which would neglect a much need replacement for these wear item parts. does anyone really thing that...
  18. Battery Light On, Instrument Panel

    W140 S-Class
    ...if changing the alternator you will need an impact gun (the easiest way) to remove and replace the alternator pulley. No the replacement alternator does not come with the pulley. One point I did find interesting though maybe some of you could comment on...seems it is suggested by MB that...
  19. Battery Light On, Instrument Panel

    W140 S-Class
    My point was... I stand corrected. I did not bother to look up the current price $28 but my point was that a quality VR is NOT expensive. Seth
  20. Photo DIY: Lower Control Arm Bushing R/R

    W140 S-Class
    My comments would be as follows: If you are using the "proper tool" specifically designed for the W140 lower control arm bushing remove and replace you should not be having this problem or any problem for that matter. Since the tool will apply the load to the external shoulder of the bushing...
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