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Old 07-18-2019, 03:49 AM   #11
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on July 9th,
After Multiple Hours of scrubbing and cleaning the floor. The floor surface is fairly decent i do have some floor surface has some decent rust. Nothing a flap wheel cant solve.

I went and purchased some white silicone to seal up the rivet hole in the floor after i hit them all with 3 coats of self etching primer for the time being until i decide what ill be putting down under the 3/4 marine board. After my knee surgery in July


Sorry for the Pictures being side ways its annoying me as much as it is yall.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:20 AM   #12
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July 13th,
I went to Mercedes purchased a air filter and a canister oil filter. Did a oil change after i got home with preparation of meeting MIdWestDrifter for a scan.... .
I sprayed the Maf? if thats what is attached to the air box with electrical cleaner it was really dusty on both ends,
I went to fill up after words and smelt oil. I left the oil cap off like a dummy. Covered the engine bay in oil. So i went back home and sprayed off the engine bay after coating it in cleaner.. Not the electrical parts of course.

I started doing some headlight restoration using the 3M kit. always had great success. just remember to tape up. mine had a wrap on the surrounding surfaces so i didnt really mind. Right side was done first in picture.

I will say my trip was very insightful and a learning experience Midwestdrifter and his wife are a amazing duo. and i learned so much in there presence. I got to see the epic blue van and ask questions about said van if he had a chance to do over anything, It was great.

On the way there and back the van for the first time since ownership went into Limp Mode. lost boost. i pulled over turned it off sat for 5 mins and started it back up and i was off. both times seemed like i was 30 mins into the trip at a average speed of 70.

He pulled the codes on his scanner upon arrival and i had a overboost code. we looked around everything seemed in working order. Ill dig deep into it soon and inspect all the hoses starting with the elephant hose oring.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:54 AM   #13
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So today it was suppose to rain, it didnt!! haha time to tinker alittle on the van. After going to multiple shops. It is clear there are 50 companies that will install a vehicle wrap and only 5 who will remove them in the Triad area. The results of these visit determined it was gonna cost me based on my quotes 1000-3500 dollars just to remove the wrap. Note the wrap is 12 years old. Its dried and crack up at the top i get it but geezz.

I would keep it on but i have to remove it due to moisture getting underneath causing rust bubbles that need to be addressed. So i went a borrowed a heat gun and got to work.. 2 hours into my 4 hours worth of work today the wheel separated in the heat gun..

I went and pulled out the drawer of the tool box my limited edition Walmart special. A Remington dual heat and speed hair drier i stole from my girl to do my vinyl work on my track bikes. i continued on my journey of OCDness.

I get why i have rusted spots now the Dip **** who installed the vinyl used a razor blade and didnt cut it shallow they ran it deep scratching up the body..
I contiuned on until my fingers hurt.
Id happily pay someone to finish this. But i wont id rather save the cash for the body man whos gonna fix the rust holes since i sold all my shop equipment. So after i heal from surgery im gonna rent scaffolding from down the street to do all around the top. Thats gonna require a grinder with multiples of 3M rubber wheel attachments.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:21 PM   #14
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A scanner and checking live data will probably point you in the direction of a boost leak, or possible a flaky pressure sensor. At that mileage its going to need a few 50$ parts here and there to get it back to 100%.

That wrap is coming off better than I thought it would. Those 3m rubber/eraser wheels are pure magic.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:26 PM   #15
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"Overboost" doesn't sound like a leak ... it sounds slightly more like a sticky actuator (but you seemed to have checked that).

When it happens, turning off the key for 5 seconds is enough time, no need to wait 5 minutes.

Except for your oil cap incident, i'd say "look for slightly moist, or baked-on evidence of oil spray in the forward area of the engine compartment" as another way to locate turbo leaks. And suspect the plastic resonator's top seam as the most likely culprit.
($40 replacement: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rintersou02-20 )

As for the holes you plugged at the ends of the 6 "slots" in the floor .... those are the seat track anchors. If you're lucky, there's a nut welded into the frame beneath them. MB occasionally put a dot of weld metal into the threaded part of the nut that may be easy to break out. Excellent high-strength tie-down points if nothing else.

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If memory serves it was an underboost code. 2359-1 is what is saved on my scanner.
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:24 AM   #17
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"Overboost" doesn't sound like a leak ... it sounds slightly more like a sticky actuator (but you seemed to have checked that).

When it happens, turning off the key for 5 seconds is enough time, no need to wait 5 minutes.

Except for your oil cap incident, i'd say "look for slightly moist, or baked-on evidence of oil spray in the forward area of the engine compartment" as another way to locate turbo leaks. And suspect the plastic resonator's top seam as the most likely culprit.
($40 replacement: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rintersou02-20 )

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Ill check out the actuator thanks Dick. its in my list of inspections to check off.

Midwestdrifter: your right idk why i was thinking it showed both over and under

Has either one of you considered the aluminum resonator replacement. i do know mine was replace 83k ago with a stock unit by the previous owner. I dont know what the routine replacement interval is for that.
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The aluminum unit can be louder (turbo drone). The latest Mercedes revision is pretty reliable. The dorman version (see amazon) is pretty good, it has a welded seam, so I don't see mine failing anytime soon. Note that the dorman unit comes with a cheaper O-ring, so using the OEM O-ring, or finding a good viton one is suggested long term.
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I replaced my split resonator with a Dorman. Wife refused to accept an "even more whine?!!?" aluminum pipe.
My wallet (and cheap heart) appreciated the $100 difference.

--dick (whose "overboost" comment was based upon Cwhite87's original posting's wording)
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Could you have soda blasted the vinyl off? http://leonardsodablasting.com/
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