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Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

A World-Class Preservation Facility for a World-Class Marque

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Individual Component Testing in Engine Management

Individual Component Testing in Engine Management

No interpretation from scan tools or OBD II, just data from “the horse’s mouth” on relays, switches, sensors, circuit voltage drops, etc.

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EVAP System Diagnosis

EVAP System Diagnosis

EVAP emissions sources are tricky to find. Here are a few tips to try before connecting that smoke machine.

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Alignment 2017

Alignment 2017

The basic geometry is the  same  as it’s always been, but the  means  of making adjustments and recalibrations sure aren’t.

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Nobody Likes Poor Idle Quality

Nobody Likes Poor Idle Quality

The causes range from internal engine problems and vacuum leaks to improper spark plug gaps.  How to proceed logically.

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StarTuned June 2017

StarTuned June 2017

In this issue: CAN Bus Review; High-Mileage VVT Issues; Recent Developments in Steering & Suspension; Using WIS Efficiently; Bill Mohrmann

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Why You Need XENTRY

Why You Need XENTRY

Here’s the short answer: So you can perform virtually every diagnostic, service, and programming task that a dealership can perform.

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Using WIS Efficiently

Using WIS Efficiently

While the Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information System may be intimidating at first, stick with it and you’ll find that it’s ALL in there.

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Recent Developments in Steering & Suspension

Recent Developments in Steering & Suspension

Passive evolves into active, and the changes keep Mercedes-Benz vehicles ahead of the curve in regard to driving feel and handling prowess. Here’s an overview of electronic suspension, AIRMATIC, Magic Body Control, proper calibration of lane-keeping radar, and collision prevention.

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High-Mileage VVT Issues

High-Mileage VVT Issues

The mechanism itself, stretched chains and worn tensioners that sometimes don’t set DTCs, and zeroing in on the problems associated with troubleshooting these systems.

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