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  1. Looking for wheels

    R129 SL-Class
    I've ordered from a company called Adsit before. I noticed that they sell AMG look-alikes. I even saw where one month, the wheels were on sale - 25% off.
  2. Acceleration = no center-vent A/C?

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, Awhile back, I noticed that whenever I accelerated, the center-vent A/C would stop blowing and the A/C would re-direct to blowing on the windshield - as if the defogger was selected. However, once I let off the accelerator and returned to 'normal' driving, the A/C would again blow...
  3. Replaced xmission overload protect. seals, no reverse!

    R129 SL-Class
    As a follow-up, I went back and removed the switch; when I did, the valve was in as far as Zeen's picture showed, but when I went to pull out the valve, the ring with the 'tab' on it pulled free from the valve - and the valve remained tight. So, I put the washer-type piece back on, and was able...
  4. Replaced xmission overload protect. seals, no reverse!

    R129 SL-Class
    The parts marked are the ones I replaced. After looking at a post by 'Zeen', and his seal replacement, I can't help but wonder why his valve seated so much further in than mine did when I went to replace it. His looks like it went in about an inch, where mine might have gone in 1/2 inch, and...
  5. Replaced xmission overload protect. seals, no reverse!

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, I discovered that my transmission overload protector switch was leaking fluid, so I removed the switch (and the valve behind it) and replaced the three rubber O-rings. When reinstalling the switch, I noticed that it went in VERY hard; I backed it out and looked at the value - which...
  6. Headrest gears ready

    R129 SL-Class
    Hey, those are dandy! If your friend is up to producing a few more of those, I'd be interested in a 'driver/passenger' set!
  7. Calling all fuel injector gurus!

    R129 SL-Class
    As a follow-up, I did some research and found that using 'ceramic paste' on the new injector seals allowed them to slide right into place. Put everything back together, and, surprise - the engine still ran rough after warm-up. So, I replaced the coils, distributor caps, rotors and spark plugs...
  8. Calling all fuel injector gurus!

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, A few weeks ago, my Indy recommended I replace the two, rubber seals on each fuel injector; he noticed that the car would miss every now and then, and suspected dried seals to be the culprit. So, I decided to go one better and replace the entire 8 injectors ( I expected brittle plastic...
  9. Socket 19 code help

    R129 SL-Class
    I see this is a rather old thread, but what was the outcome of your socket #19 - fault code 26? I have the same thing. Thanks!
  10. Transmission wiring harness

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, After noticing a transmission fluid leak, I tracked it to the side of the transmission - and noticed that the wiring harness running to the transmission looks pretty worn, and if I pull the connector off of where it connects to the transmission (to begin fixing the leak), I'm going to...
  11. MB's EPC online now charging a subscription?

    R129 SL-Class
    As a follow up: I just emailed the 'contact us' address and complained about my situation. Here's the response I got: The new price for EPCnet online is $75.00 for 1 Year . The system was restored @ 4:00 AM on 1/13/2016 EPCnet Online Support 'feel the love'...... Then I received: The...
  12. MB's EPC online now charging a subscription?

    R129 SL-Class
    My subscription had expired, so I went to renew and, upon entering my CC info, a $75 fee appeared? In the past, they required a CC, but never charged a fee. Wow, wasn't expecting that! Went to my CC account, and sure enough - a $75 charge. So much for looking up parts for free......:(
  13. Valve cover or cam seal leak?

    R129 SL-Class
    As a follow-up, I determined that the leak was from the front cylinder head cover (see circle in attached pic). I went to MB and bought some of that sealant, and it appears to have done the trick. The job requires taking off the valve cover as well, so everything got new seals. The passenger...
  14. Valve cover or cam seal leak?

    R129 SL-Class
    Aha! So, in addition to the cam oil seals, the timing adjuster covers also have a seal? That sounds like the area I mentioned above, and may be where my oil is coming from. Is that a very involved job? I'm thinking maybe I direct my search in that direction.
  15. Valve cover or cam seal leak?

    R129 SL-Class
    I had read that particular post before, but since the post didn't name the $40 sealant by name, it really didn't help. Plus, I don't remember the star DVD mentioning anything about using anything BUT the actual rubber seal itself (other than the special tools).
  16. Valve cover or cam seal leak?

    R129 SL-Class
    That's a good idea; can you buy this dye at any auto parts store? I've never used the stuff.
  17. Valve cover or cam seal leak?

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All - I have a leak that I have been chasing for a few weeks now. It all started when I replaced my smog pump. Once I got the new pump on, I discovered this leak. There is quite a bit of oil on the floor each morning, so I can't just wipe it up and go on. That's not my style anyway, I...
  18. Lower wiring harness question

    R129 SL-Class
    In the history of my SL500 repairs (and I have HISTORY), this definitely wasn't one of my favorites! There are about four heat shields that MUST be removed before getting to the entire harness. Once those are removed, the harness is just plug/play. The harness starts up at the 'brain' of the...
  19. Lower wiring harness question

    R129 SL-Class
    Here's where the lower wiring harness starts.
  20. Lower wiring harness question

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, My lower wiring harness arrived today, so I'm getting mentally prepared to replace it this weekend. I've already done the engine wiring harness - which went very well, but I am not sure where to 'start' on the lower harness. Once I locate the main connection, I can follow the wires to...
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