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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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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.

September 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

June 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mercedes-Benz Exhaust System Work

Mercedes-Benz Exhaust System Work

Isn’t this just “bigger hammer” technology? Not anymore. And not if you don’t want comebacks.

March 2017 | By | Reply More
XENTRY Diagnostic System

XENTRY Diagnostic System

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

March 2016 | By | Reply More
Fuel Trim: Adapting to the Unknown

Fuel Trim: Adapting to the Unknown

The concept has been around for decades, but many technicians still don’t get it. This clear explanation should help.

January 2015 | By | Reply More
Second Time Around

Second Time Around

Secondary air systems are designed to help the catalytic converter get up to operating temperature faster. When the system develops a problem, the ME control unit is capable of defining the fault. It’s our job to figure out the cause.

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Sealing the Deal

Sealing the Deal

Evaporative emissions have been tested and monitored by the ME since the beginning of OBD II regs in 1996. This system has been one of the more difficult air pollution-reduction systems to diagnose and verify. SDS software has made the job easier.

February 2012 | By | Reply More
Cat Got Your Tongue?

Cat Got Your Tongue?

With very few exceptions, the catalytic converter has been on every gasoline-burning car sold in the U.S. since 1975. Over those 36 years, we’ve sometimes seen them clog and lower engine performance, or lose their efficiency, setting codes and/or preventing a vehicle from passing an emissions test. Here’s how to make sure that cat’s really dead before replacing it.

November 2011 | By | Reply More