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Mb Star C4 for R129 SL600 Case

So the whole kit is a bunch of cables, the muxer, laptop, laptop power supply, mouse, and a standard OBD-II reader (for the truck.) These are valuable tools so I wanted a good case that I found here: The stuff … Continue reading

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BMW E46 330i on Quickjack 5000

I finally got around to replacing the bad oil filter level sensor in the BMW and to do that I used my shiny new Quickjack. Usually I use my Pela oil extractor to evacuate the old oil but this time … Continue reading

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R129 SL600 Main Engine Harness Rebuild

My primary reference for this job was from: MB SL600 7,2 Väth As a DIY project this is and 8/10, and not really expensive. Maybe $50 in wire and $60 is parts (that you’ll break during disassembly.) I did buy some … Continue reading

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R129 SL600 Fuel Injector Electrical Connector Replacement

The fuel injector connectors were in really rough shape. The insulation just disintegrates when touched: They were fairly easy to rebuild. The connector’s rubber boot slides off easily, then the tricky part: Get a small paper clip, unwrap it, then bend … Continue reading

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Mb Star C4 for R129 SL600

Another tool required for the maintenance of my SL600 is the computer cables, mulitplexer, and software to read engine fault codes and control/test engine components. Without it the SL600 will be scraped. The option I chose was this aftermarket part. It … Continue reading

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Quick Jack 5000 BL-5000SLX Box Opening and Testing with R129 SL600

Taking on the SL600 required some tools. The first being a lift that quickly and safely lifts the whole car so I can work under it without having to jack up my life insurance rates. The SL600 is a special … Continue reading

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Changing the Mercedes SL600’s Oil…

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Yukon Tahoe DIY Uneven or Erratic Idle with AC On and Low Speed Stalls Around Corners

This will be the most amazing automotive DIY ever and will save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Our ’02 Yukon Denali has been suffering from erratic idle at low speeds, especially with the air conditioner on, and occasional stalls … Continue reading

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DIY Spark Plug Change On 2002 Yukon Denali 6.0L Liter

The trucks running great with 110k miles on her, but one bit of preventative maintenance has been nagging at me. The manufacturer recommends replacing the spark plugs every 100k miles and we were over due. I’ve changed the plugs twice … Continue reading

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DIY Changing the Yukon Tahoe Driver Side Pre-Cat Oxygen O2 Sensor After OBD P0135

So the ‘Service Engine Soon’ light went on for the first time in the Yukon Denali. The truck runs great with about 100k miles so I figured it was something easy like an O2 sensor. I didn’t want to spend … Continue reading

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