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Old 13th September 2012, 15:51   #121
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Thanks for the quick reply Varun.

The place where I took my car for alignment is a renowned wheel alignment centre in Hyd.

The guy also has hofmann equipment which showed up my vehicle basing on the chassis number.

The tolerances sheet you have given matches the tolerances of the alignment report.

The camber of the front left wheel is out by 39' and hence the inner side of the tyre will have more wear.

I require adjustment techniques on the actual suspension itself which will bring the camber back into the acceptable tolerance limits.
please check for any damage to the arm or it could be a the spring pads giving up..... some pics would be better to comment
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Old 13th September 2012, 18:28   #122
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Can anyone help me locate a E220 in Pune? I have seen a few but they were all in bad condition.
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Old 17th September 2012, 12:07   #123
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key lugnuts help needed.

My w124 has 4 OE alloys. I was changing to spare once and to my horror realised that the nuts won't support.
Came to know that there is a separate set of nut supplied for the steel rim.
Can someone help me with the size and where I can procure it.

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Old 17th September 2012, 17:13   #124
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you can get it from any Merc supplier; they are standard steel rim lug nuts

If you are willing to wait i am changing to alloys in a month; i have more than 20 steels i can spare you some
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Hey guys, does this car have an egr valve? i am talking about w124 e220 ' 96. Mine hesitates in first gear when engine is cold. It like a near total powerloss situation for two or so seconds while climbing up a basement incline. The problems vanish when hot...any clues here? I read somewhere that some other car with egr valve issues had such a problem...hence my question..
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Old 2nd October 2012, 19:08   #126
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No EGR valve on E220

Get a baseline service done; should resolve this
1. Throttle body cleaning
2. All sensor checks [Air, etc]
3. Spark Plugs, Leads etc
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No EGR valve on E220

Get a baseline service done; should resolve this
1. Throttle body cleaning
2. All sensor checks [Air, etc]
3. Spark Plugs, Leads etc
Deepak is correct on the above. The throttle body cleaning is actually very simple. Get some carb cleaner, take off the air intake, and spray the inside of the throttle body liberally. Try and move the flap a bit, and clean past the flap. You will be amazed at the difference. Indian petrol does leave a lot of carbon deposits, especially in cars that don't get too much driving at higher RPM's.

Also, check the MAF for dirt. Sometimes a spray cleaner will help. The MAF is delicate, so make sure it is done very carefully.
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Old 17th October 2012, 16:44   #128
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Hey Everyone!

Just repeating a few quick Qs, since I didn't get any response earlier.

1) My '96 E220 gives a regular fuel consumption figure of between 5-6 in the city, with moderate traffic. It is, however, very smooth to drive and has no jerks. Will injector cleaning help or is there anything else I'm missing? It was serviced completely ~3000 kms ago so that shouldn't be an issue.
Other owners confirm I should get 7-8 easily.

2) Can someone give me an idea of where to find the Taiwan based hood ornaments that go for about 500-600? I can only find the original ones in Palika Bhawan... wanted to keep a couple just in case.

Thanks!
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Old 18th October 2012, 18:05   #129
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what tyre pressure are you guys running on e220?

The manual ( on the inside of the petrol cap) reads 36 and 42, while my trusted tyrewallah has put 30 psi of nitrogen.

am running Yokohama avs db v550s in stock size

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I had a 250D & was runnign 32 all around, never any issues - infact my tyres were also the same Yokohamas


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I run 30 front and 28 rear most of the time. Takes some load off the suspension and keeps off the shakes and rattles due to our unforgiving roads in Mumbai for some time. Delhi is a different story. Roads are far far better so you can afford to run 32 all round

I increase the rear to 30 when traveling with a people full car and do 28 front and rear when I am travelling between cities

This is on my 250D
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Also with respect to the lights, vikramvicky you have to see how you would like to mount them in the fog light slots. Some ironmongery will be required and you have to be prepared to drill a couple of holes in your precious bumper

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what tyre pressure are you guys running on e220?

The manual ( on the inside of the petrol cap) reads 36 and 42, while my trusted tyrewallah has put 30 psi of nitrogen.

am running Yokohama avs db v550s in stock size
I run 32 and 34. If the car is loaded, 34/36. That's about all you can do on Pune roads.
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key lugnuts help needed.

My w124 has 4 OE alloys. I was changing to spare once and to my horror realised that the nuts won't support.
Came to know that there is a separate set of nut supplied for the steel rim.
Can someone help me with the size and where I can procure it.

TIA
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Thanks for the heads up. Luckily, my spare is an alloy!
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Hey Everyone!

Just repeating a few quick Qs, since I didn't get any response earlier.

1) My '96 E220 gives a regular fuel consumption figure of between 5-6 in the city, with moderate traffic. It is, however, very smooth to drive and has no jerks. Will injector cleaning help or is there anything else I'm missing? It was serviced completely ~3000 kms ago so that shouldn't be an issue.
Other owners confirm I should get 7-8 easily.

2) Can someone give me an idea of where to find the Taiwan based hood ornaments that go for about 500-600? I can only find the original ones in Palika Bhawan... wanted to keep a couple just in case.

Thanks!
Have you run a scan on the ECM, to check for any errors? I would then check the injectors, but you say it drives fine, so that may not be an issue. Also, not sure if we have this, but check the oxygen sensor, as these cause mixture issue if not working properly. Air cleaner been replaced?

My 96 gets between 7 and 8 in town, and about 11 to 12 on the expressway.
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