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#1 Old 05-18-2016
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Hey. I’m living in Trondheim/Norway. I’m a BMW motorbike enthusiast, but my wife also wanted a toy. So then, some different two seater cars was tested, and we ended up with this ‘97 model Silver 230 kompressor SLK.
When it was collected, it was not at all running properly. A workshop had changed the compressor electric clutch, but they did not got rid of the fault code.
My friend and car wizard started to search for faults, and found the relay controlling the clutch needed to be soldered to its base again. Also a temp sensor crashed by this workshop had to be changed.
He also changed the poly-W belt and tension wheel, but then he also found that the black box for the engine was faulty. It was not possible to make the full diagnosis.
I borrowed a working place on a workshop for electronics, and found a itsy bitsy tiny condesator that was totally physically killed inside the box, and changed that. Success.
Now, new tests told that the engine did not get enough fuel when cold or accelerating, so he got a wiring diagram, and traced a wire worked loose in a pin inside a plug!!
Double success. The car got playful again.
Project now are to correct oil sweating from differential. Really this fault was most likely 1,25 litre oil on diff (instead of corrected1,1 liter), + clogged airing. (I’m willing to bet that the oil seals was OK in spite of oily diff.)
Anyhow, they are new now.
But, - big butt. This car has been used on salty roads, so everything are rusted to one-piece! Goal are therefore to demount the rear frame and loosen all the bolts and nuts so it is possible to make the four-wheel adjustment.
And now summer has just started here, and wife are grumpy because of parked toy. Luckily, the car are outside, because I ought to be sleeping in the garage.
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...My friend and car wizard started to search for faults, and found the relay controlling the clutch needed to be soldered to its base again. Also a temp sensor crashed by this workshop had to be changed.
He also changed the poly-W belt and tension wheel, but then he also found that the black box for the engine was faulty. It was not possible to make the full diagnosis.
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Now, new tests told that the engine did not get enough fuel when cold or accelerating, so he got a wiring diagram, and traced a wire worked loose in a pin inside a plug!!
Double success. The car got playful again....
Sounds like you got a great person to help you with the diagnosis of issues, good luck and welcome!
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THX to everybody.
This SLK is in pretty good shape, and rust on this rear frame are no problem at all. I will just remove all loose rust, and treat the rust-covered steel with Owatrol . (paint then with paint mixed with owatrol on top).
Also Caramba (High Performance Rapid rust remover Rasant | Caramba) was the solution on totally rusted brake flush nipples. All the other bolts and joint was OK.
But I need an exploded view/parts list on Mercedes (since I also owns an '07 Vito and my wife an '07 B class). Where to find that? BMW has this: realoem.com.
Pic are when the frame was perfectly lowered from the car.
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Sounds like you are having fun.


Fingers crossed for you getting the best of summer driving.


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