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ADVOCACY

Ok but why is it a better car.

diesel  
116  
whymb  
firsts  
ponton  

It's a better car because it really is engineered like no other car in the world.

If you don't understand this look at any part that came off a Mercedes then look at the equivalent part from some other car, even a car costing a lot more. See the difference?

There are a few other things about these cars and in this section you'll find such things as Mercedes Benz firsts in in automotive history, why diesels are so cool (they really are) and a few other things about a certain models of Mercedes Benz cars.


AUDIO

Hi Fi

Oddly not a popular subject and few articles can be found here. You don't see many deadhead stickers on Mercedes either. Hmm...


BODY

Banged up body?

leaky  
hoodpad  
rust  
level  
finish  
scratch  
stucktrunklock  
coatings  
monowiper  
mirror  
antenna  

If it's time to send your car away to a spa then read here.


BRAKE

If these break, you can't brake

rotors  
warped  
probs  

Articles about fixing the breakes on you Mercedes. In most cases it's easy to replace a few cheap parts and you're good as new for less that the price of Speedy fixing a Honda.


BUYING

How to buy a Mercedes

What to look for. Checklists for popular models. It's really easy buying your second one the first can be a bit of an eye opener. First off, Mercedes don't rust like normal cars they rus from the inside out so by the time you see it there's way more damage than you'd think. Read on...


COOLING

Like, chill dude.

coolant  

Articles about how to fix the chillin' system.


ELECTRIC

Electric articles

Just add batteries. Anything to do with the (spit) electrical system (spit) can be found here.


ENGINE

Gas and Diesel

diesel  
gas  
both  
electrical  

Turbos and timing, vacuum and electronic ignition, caps and rotors... if it's something to do with that big lump of parts under the hood of your Mercedes then you can find it here.


EXHAUST

Tailpipe blues

Sneaks stuff to forstall the inevitable replacement of the exhaust.


FUEL SYSTEM

No gas, no go

d-jet  
d_jet_II  
gas.faq  
biodiesel  
300e  
djet2  

Articles concerning fuel system repair can be found here.


HVAC

Complex stuff

electrics  
mechanical  
AC  
controls  
plumbing  
R12  
sitemap  
vents  
type2  

The Mercedes W126 printed factory manual is larger than the manuals for the body and engine manuals put togerher. Mercedes heating, cooling and ventiliation systems are amazingly complex yet actually quite servicable. Here's how.


IGNITION

Sparky stuff

Stuff about plugs, wires, distributors.


INSTRUMENT

Cluster repair

renew  
dimmer  
odo  
odo2  
tachamp  
temp  
odogears  
fss  
extlight  
e34  
S420bulb  
ticks  

Articles pertaining to the instrument cluster can be found here. Topic covered include repair of the odometer - in most cases this means buying a new gear - removal and replacement of the instument cluster and what to do with it when hhave it out. Also here you will find articles about things that send signals to the instrument cluster like the tachometer amp on diesels and temperature and oil pressure sender repair.


INTERIOR

The soft and clean parts

wood  
dashlights  
vacuum  
seats  
tweeteers  
doors  
leatherique  
morewood  
redstain  
mildew  
regulators  
123vents  
mb-tex  

There's nothing more satisfying making your hands bleed indoors where it's nice and warm and light as opposed to making your hands bleed in the garage lying on your back. I like interior work the best.


LIGHTING

Wanna see better at night?

bilux  
rearfogs  
123  
drl  
lradjust  
brighter  
led  
amber  

There's a reason Mercedes owners covet their "European lights". Find out why here.


MISC

Stuff that doesn't go anywhere else

compressor  
snakeoil  
tools  
claim  
storage  
driveshaft  
280C  

Miscelaneous articles.


MODEL

SEC or SE/C ?

What all those Mercedes models, numbers and names mean.


OIL

Dino juice or synthetic?

oilsucker  
research  
domsoil  
api  
chevron  
cu  
snakeoil  
allabout  
Dexron  

And other questions. About oil, more about oil and more about oil. Cute tricks for changing it and more about oil. It's all about the oil.


REVIEWS

Auto reviews of Mercedes Benz automobiles

GL450  
S550  

Articles and pointers to articles containing reviews of Mercedes Benz models. The first Mercedes gl 450 review is all that's here now, more are being written as we speak, err, read or listen or whatever.


STEERING

Repairing your steering

renew  
scary  
box-bolts  

...and making it feel brand new again explained within.


SUSPENSION There actually aren't any suspension articles, but if there were this would be where they would be find. Soon. No, really.


TIRE

Skins, rubber, etc

snows  
cheaptires  
sizes  
pullright  
tech  
storage  
calc  
new  

Articles about tires can be found here. Find out what offset means, what tires your Mercedes other than the ones it came with and more.


TRANSMISSION

Tranny trouble?

scary  
adjust  
5spd  
moreadjust  
b2  
108pump  
yaadjust  
k1  

Thankfully a lot of problems with Mercedes transmissions can be very easily fixed in your own driveway requiring at most, moderate skill and a couple of parts. In other words it's actually pretty easy if you are careful and methodical.


TURBO

Keep 'er spinning

turbo  

The turbocharger explained. How when and why they fail and what to do about it.


WHEEL

Those four round things

offsets  
114  
fits  
123  
110-111-112  
measure  
shipping  
refinishing  

Articles by for and about wheels. Offset is explained here and if you need the original tire size for the 114, 115, 108, 109 cars click on 114. the 110/111/112 coupes and sedans are covered here as are articles about mercedes wheels in general. Keep in mind as a basic rule 126 and previous are interchangable and all later cars are pretty much interchangable but there was a shift from low offset to high offset after thw W126 chassis.


VACUUM

Vacuum runs everything

Door and trunk locks, heating flaps, gas door lock, engine shutoff, trnsmission moculation - these things are all controlled by vacuum in a Mercedes. It's pretty slick, works and lasts well and is dead simple to fix when it breaks.


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