í84 300SD. 250k miles.
I picked this car up recently and have been sorting through the
problems. I changed the oil and adjusted the valves. Did a lot of the
little stuff like fixing the door switches so the buzzer would come on
when I left the headlights on. The car has every option I wanted, but
looks like itís been soundly neglected. However, the price was right.
So, I thought I would cast some questions upon the seas of knowledge
in this newsgroup.
This is just bloody strange: when I have on the right turn signal with
the headlights, the wipers come on. Sometimes they do not stop when I
shut off the turn signal (Usually at a crosswalk or a night without a
cloud in the sky). Also, they do not seem to be ďparkingĒ in the down
position. They are stopping in the middle of the windshield. I'm
guessing itís the turn signal stalk?
The transmission hadnít had it fluid changed in a long time. Did the
fluid and filter thing. Will repeat in a few thousand miles. The
tranny shifted badly and had some serious lag. Since doing the fluid
change, it is working, well, perfectly. My Spidy-Sence tells me not to
get too comfortable with it and that it will seem fine for a while
them fail catastrophically. Is this the way this usually plays out?
Since I could hear the motor in the electric antenna working when I
shut the car off, though the mast stayed put, I opened up the unit. I
canít seem to find anyone who sells the little belt that broke, thus
stalling the mast movement. Is this something available or has there
been discovered a workable substitute?
Does one need to lube the power seat tracks? Work perfectly but they
sound like a Huey is settling down on the roof when I use them.
The temp gage is stuck at 888 degrees. Oddly, it doesnít seem that
hot. Is there a fix for this?
The dash lights seem to work only at specific places on the pot. Since
Mercedes dash lights suck on a good day, I was just going to jumper
across the pot so they are full on. Any reason I shouldnít?
Got one hell of an oil leak on the driverís side of the engine. I did
the valve cover gasket after the valve adjustment, but even after
cleaning the block, still cannot find it. Ideas?
I'll stop here since I'm just warming up. Thanks for any help that is