Toowoomba based independent MB specialist/shudder.

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newMercowner69
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Toowoomba based independent MB specialist/shudder.

Post by newMercowner69 » Thu 30 Aug, 2018 12:28 pm

G'day all,
Can any member recommended a independent MB specialist in Toowoomba?,
Also Werner/Wilhelm got bogged in Enderjoi NSW,
Sunday morning,
After being pulled out,
I noticed "shuddering" /vibration at both low to high school speeds,
Felt thru the steering wheel. I "Garnier"/steam cleaned excess mud underneath the wheel arches&wheels,
But mud's still coming off,
Would still excess mud still stuck,
Be causing the " Shuddering/vibration"?,
As prior to being bogged problem,
Didn't exist.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 30 Aug, 2018 1:44 pm

Have you checked for mud inside the rims? You have a wheel imbalance.

I would visit a recommended wheel/tyre specialist rather than an MB mechanic...but you can take the wheels off yourself.
Another possibility could be that your wheel weights have shifted on the rim due to the bogging...


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Post by newMercowner69 » Thu 30 Aug, 2018 2:30 pm

The independent MB specialist is for servicing.

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Post by newMercowner69 » Sun 02 Sep, 2018 8:35 pm

If I drive 1600kms with a bad wheel balance,
What's the worst that/thing could &will happen?.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 10:12 am

Extra wear on the whole steering train, including rack and wheel bearings etc...

This should not be so hard to fix.
You either have warped rims or imbalanced rims or perhaps a blister or flat spot on a tyre.

Either of them are easily spotted by a proper tyre specialist.

Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Post by newMercowner69 » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 6:02 pm

Turned out it was worn tyres,
Got the cheapest ones at Toowoomba Tyrepower,
Needs a wheel alignment,
But didn't have enough $.

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Post by newMercowner69 » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 9:16 pm

Now since last week the engine's pinging,
Dunno if it's dirty fuel (Shell 91),
Or low engine oil,
Despite the fact that it's not due for another "B" service,
Inc oil change,
For another 2500kms.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 05 Sep, 2018 5:29 pm

Low oil does not make your engine ping. It might make other noises but not pinging.

Is your engine suited for 91? My Ford Focus pings on 91 too, that is why I don't use it (and follow the factory manual)

If the fuel is correct for your engine, you might have a blocked injector or combustion chambers full of carbon...OR
you have the incorrect (too hot) spark plugs - check and replace!!


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1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Re: Toowoomba based independent MB specialist/shudder.

Post by newMercowner69 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:47 am

According to my owners manual RON 91 is recommended fuel,
I've recently traveled over 3000km's (1556x2),
Would Werner/Wilhelm used up 2.5 litres of oil in that etc distance since last service at 185392?,
My theory is that a car old or new SHOULDN'T use any (or that much) oil in 10000kms,
Noise could be engine rattling?,
Last night experienced loss of power,
Sluggish,
Shuddering &transmission slow to change/shift&"over-reving) /slipping.

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Re: Toowoomba based independent MB specialist/shudder.

Post by newMercowner69 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 12:40 pm

Checked oil reads full,
But there's still built up mud/silt (dry) sitting underneath the sump,
My possible etc diagnosis/theory is: because I was severely bogged up to the sills,
Is it possible that mud&silt somehow got into &made its way into both the engine &transmission?,
Once correct &proper diagnosis has been done(including engine/injectors/transmission cleaned&fluid changed),
I'll be switching back to Ron 95 or 98.

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Post by Christo C » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 1:06 pm

newMercowner69 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 12:40 pm
My possible etc diagnosis/theory is: because I was severely bogged up to the sills,
Is it possible that mud&silt somehow got into &made its way into both the engine &transmission?
Pretty unlikely, unless the mud covered the top of the engine & entered through the dip sticks!
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