Cooling

Cooling Fan Circuits

Cooling Fan Circuits

Does the fan come on at odd times, maybe not at all, or runs continuously? Here’s an overview of the functionality of engine cooling fans and their circuitry.

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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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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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XENTRY Diagnostic System

XENTRY Diagnostic System

Star Tuned explores the latest developments in this exceptional technical resource.

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Serpentine Belts & Pulleys

Serpentine Belts & Pulleys

Dealing with apparent “belt noise” is often the first step in recognizing that a belt and possibly other system components are worn out, or operating under duress — it might be only a matter of time before a breakdown on the road.

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Mit Kompressor

Mit Kompressor

In 1998, the SLK got a supercharger that provided the “right now” feeling normally associated with larger engines. These and other later models should be showing up in your shop by now, so you’d better know how they work.

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The Return of the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid

The Return of the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid

A major hybrid automobile and truck innovator just after the turn of the 20th Century, Mercedes-Benz has engineered advanced versions of the concept that are not only highly economical, but also have a big “Wow” factor.

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Pulse Width Modulation: Change is Inevitable

Pulse Width Modulation: Change is Inevitable

You’ve been dealing with this concept ever since EFI became popular, but now applications are seemingly everywhere.

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Narrowing the Range of Temperatures with the E-Thermostat

Narrowing the Range of Temperatures with the E-Thermostat

In order to maintain emissions compliance, Mercedes-Benz engineers have to control the temperature range the engine will operate in and develop engine management parameters within this range. This may sound simple enough, but how do you accomplish this when the car might sit for an hour of traffic on a hot summer day, or cruise at highway speeds in the dead of winter?

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