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    Thank you thank you ever so much Thomas.... I really hope this does inspire more people here to make a
    Road Movie of their 034/036es. What camera did you use? Very nice.
    Thanks for the kind words Roger! I use a Sony HDR-AS30V action cam, I bought it in 2014 IIRC. I like the Sonys because its slimmer than the Gopros, and the Sonys are usually a lot cheaper with about the same video quality. There's not as many accessories for the Sonys though. But for car shooting you only need a suction cup really. This Sony have a 170 degree angle which I used in this video, it distorts the image a lot of course, but it is nice for filming in a crammed area such as in a car.
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    The width between the inner cvj will be the same due to that distance piece, typically MB to use the
    same length shafts but why the 25 vs 32mm thickness? I will test the outer ABS ring and sensor
    if it does not compare I Think you can, maybe? use the front hubs a la w210???

    Open up...the possibility to play with different rear axles/diffs, not to be bound to the ASR only diffs, yes.
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    Replaced the NSS with a new one today. Checked codes, reset adaptation, started the car. Still high idle in P and N, stable at 1100 rpm, but high. Maybe it’s because I reset adaptation again? Or cold engine, I let the coolant temps go up to 80 degrees, same idle.

    Well, I’ll try with another MAF, recheck the throttle linkage and a good drive, to see what happens with idle and to see if I get any new or recurring codes.
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    Found the high idle reason. When I assembled the plenum etc I adjusted the rods for the throttle linkage, since I had the ball joints removed from the rods. Turns out that I adjusted the ball joint on the rod two rotations too tight, which resulted in that the arm on the ETA wouldn’t engage the idle switch.

    This was quite easy to troubleshoot, I just removed the air filter box, and looked down on the rod and arm. I could see that the arm didn’t rest on the stop, it was perhaps 3 mm from the stop. Started the engine and poked it with my screwdriver, and immediately the idle sank. So I adjusted the ball joint two rotations, and that was it.

    Now the car idles at aroud 650 in N and P, compared to the 1100 I had before. All rpm’s are read from the cluster, so it’s not exact, but it seems good now. In D or R the rpm drops to 500.

    So took a short drive, about 50 km’s, when I came back, I read codes. None! So it seems I’m getting there. I’ll still need some more driving, and I’m going to replace the MAF, but it’s definately closer now!

    One more thing, when I engaged the FGS module before I replaced the NSS I thought the car shifted to 4th gear very late. That should not be affected by the FGS at all, all that module does is engage first gear, so I couldn’t really understand what was wrong. So I thought I’ll just deal with it later, I have bigger issues now.

    But after I replaced the NSS it’s working 100%! Now the car shifts to 4th at a normal rpm, throttle and speed even with the FGS engaged.

    All in all, a few good hours with the car!
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    Sorry I didn't suggest that. The M117 is completely linkage throttle, with 4 of those buggers and one has a spring action barrel that stretches out even if the length is proper. Good catch!
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    .. All in all, a few good hours with the car!
    So Thomas, when your done with the "Little brother" isn't it TIME to get your grips on the real Thing, the 500E????
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    So Thomas, when your done with the "Little brother" isn't it TIME to get ypur grips on the real Thing, the 500E????
    Thing is, it’s not my car, it’s my dads. He’s closing on to 70 years, and have his very own ideas on what he needs to do with the 500. I honestly just want it driving, since I know he maybe have 10 more good years left. But he won’t acknowledge that, and it would probably just make him furious if I intervened with his grand plans. And I always offer him my assistance whenever needed and possible. I’ve had several talks with him to try to get him to just finish up and make it a driver, and he usually agrees with me. But then he thinks of a new improvement, and starts taking stuff apart. He is talking about how he can improve the heads now, so I’m expecting them to be off the car soon.

    But I don’t think his 500E will see the road until it’s too late. Sadly, because I know how much he loves to drive that thing, and I think he should enjoy it while he still can, instead of trying to improve it for years.

    (Sorry dad if you read this, but we’ve talked about it.)
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    Yes I Think I know, the thing seems to be, just to posess and own a car, cars of your Dreams, I myself have been
    sitting on two Jaguar MK2's 3.8 since nineteeneighty, yes 1980 had one running just Before there were Wife and kids.

    Some day soon.... maybe I will, just got my retirement this year, still working half time, perhaps I will take up
    this and some other "cans I have been kicking down the road" for some decades now?

    Many Projects but I Think they help to keep you alive, sort of up and running, I can tell you this and the 500 Extasy
    forum/Community, has been a help since my wife passed away some years ago, to say the passion for MB 500E
    and the fixing of,,,

    Let the "old one" drive around in the 420 and enjoy driving, take over the joy fixing the 500E your self.

    Anyhow, glad to hear the running of the M119 looks good, congrats.
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    Kind and thoughtful words Roger! Get those Jags on the road, I grew up in a MK2, which my dad fully restored in the mid-70’s. Went to Italy in that MK2 when I was three years old. My very earliest memories!

    Agree with the part about that it keeps you alive and going too. My dad’s really enjoying himself, and it keeps his brain busy, so why spoil it?
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    Kind and thoughtful words Roger! Get those Jags on the road, I grew up in a MK2, which my dad fully restored in the mid-70’s. Went to Italy in that MK2 when I was three years old. My very earliest memories!

    Agree with the part about that it keeps you alive and going too. My dad’s really enjoying himself, and it keeps his brain busy, so why spoil it?
    Thomas, I Believe you can recall that Connoly hide air and scent, no? My first Jag, 1974 a MK2 3.4 and a 420, the TOP
    saloons by then, as the 500E came to be, the "red line" is obvious aint it?

    Funny there we have some common issues/things, see....
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    I can see where your Dad is coming from. It's funny how sometimes I can't tell if I enjoy driving these things or tinkering/fixing/breaking them more. Some of us are just nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxi Driver View Post
    Thomas, I Believe you can recall that Connoly hide air and scent, no? My first Jag, 1974 a MK2 3.4 and a 420, the TOP
    saloons by then, as the 500E came to be, the "red line" is obvious aint it?

    Funny there we have some common issues/things, see....
    Impossible to forget! I had the backseat to myself on our trip from Sweden to Italy and back. Remember sleeping in the backseat, eating from the little tables and lying on the parcel shelf looking at all the cars we overtook. If I remember correctly my dad installed the 4.2 litre engine, and with the tractor manual gearbox it was quite fast back in 1978.
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    I can see where your Dad is coming from. It's funny how sometimes I can't tell if I enjoy driving these things or tinkering/fixing/breaking them more. Some of us are just nuts!
    Yes this is true – a good friend and fellow car nut is convinced I am happier restoring a car with it perched on Jack stands for months on end rather than driving it. But that’s not entirely true. For me in order to enjoy driving it - first I need to make it my own! That’s my excuse anyway and I’m sticking to it.

    Sometimes however it is easy to get sucked into ‘perfection’ mode which can be somewhat self defeating IMO. For sure there is a happy medium of restoring / improving a car and actually using / enjoying it too. Go too far with the restoration and suddenly you can't bear to drive it Keep up the great work Doolar - I enjoy reading your thread

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    Drove about 50 km’s today, car ran fine. Checked codes when I came back, none at all.

    I’m going to measure emissions myself before I do the test this time. I have a emissions tester at work that needs some TLC, it’s time to restore it now, so I don’t have to pay for a test each time I fixed something. Also left on my list is to replace the MAF.
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    Went to the office in the evening today to have a look at the emissions tester that I have condemned after a fire at a car workshop. It's pretty sooty, and there's some melted plastic that dripped onto it. So it was not in a good enough condition to restore and send back to the workshop, but I think it's good enough for me.

    I tested if it works at all this evening, and it does. It needs a new O2 cartridge, but they're a service item anyway so I'll just get a new one. Ran the test programs on it, and it passed all but the O2 of course. So I tried it on my car (without the O2 sensor working, I wont get a O2/Lambda value reading) and the CO and HC are still too high, but corresponding to the measurements done at the MOT, so I can assume that the tester is not way off (it was calibrated in March, but with fire anything can happen).

    Too bad that my emissions are not better, but kinda expected that. But I'm still happy, now I can get the measurements myself, this is a really great instrument to have in the shop.

    I'll restore it next week at work, get a new O2 cartridge for it.

    I really need to get that China C3 multiplexer and software soon, so I don't have to guesstimate everything.
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    Swapped the MAF today for a known good unit. Drove 50 km’s and read codes, none again. The car ran as before, no difference.

    I’m in the final stages of restoring my emissions sniffer, hopefully I’ll get it done tomorrow, then I can check emissions again.

    Also bought a T/LLR from Captruff, so it’s on its way over. Gonna replace that too, just to eliminate stuff. Worst case scenario I have a replacement module.
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    It was not just the NSS that caused my problems with the delayed upshifts when using the FGS switch. The B button was also part of the issue. The other day when I was out driving, the problem reappeared, to disappear again after a few shifts. Hmm...
    So I considered that the B switch might be the problem too. The switch is not used very often on any car I presume, and I can only recall using it on a few occations. So I started with just giving it some exercise. Ignition on, so I could move the shifter down to the B position, then I engaged and disengaged the switch several times.

    When I drove yesterday there was not a single time it didn’t work as intended. I’m not sure I solved it yet, but if the problem appear again, I’ll remove the switch and clean it. I have at least found the last problem with the delayed upshifts. It should not be worn out, but if it looks bad I’ll replace it.
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    IIRC, Klink implied that the automatic version of the transmission can and should be considered to mean "no clutch". Since we don't have paddle shifters, run through the gears manually a few times as you drive at temp.

    (Note - If it wasn't Klink, forgive me but I thought I read that here on the forum somewhere)
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    Drove around 30 kms today, checked codes, none.

    Is it possible that the gas response can be impacted by the condition/failed MAF? The cars throttle response seems much better now, but it might just be my imagination. But I think it is better/faster. Compared with before I swapped the MAF I thought there was a slight delay when throttling in N or P, it's more direct now.

    I haven't finished my emissions tester yet, I have a man cold and have been home sick. I really want to measure the levels now.

    Those of you who followed my thread know that I bought a Hella third brake light. I found another one, that's a bit more modern, smaller and with adjustable angle. So I've decided to fit that, I really like the clean look without any third brake light, but I like not having another car crash into me even more.

    Here's some images of the light, and where I'm threading the cable. The light itself is mounted with 3M adhesive to the rear glass. The cable will be connected to the left rear brake light. No cable cutting, no drilling. The cable is threaded thru the parcel shelf and comes out where the luggage compartment light is. Then it will be guided inside the steel frame under the window and come out by the left rear wheel housing, to join the cable harness there. I'll follow up when I've finished it!

    Oh and if someone's interested, I have one more of these NOS (ca 1996) in original packaging, that I'll happily sell on. They're both E-approved and DOT-approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    i would definetly turn around those big hose clamps on the MAF sensor..the other way around..so you can unscrew them...if needed.. WHEN back in the car..But other than that...awesome "build".It left me with a sense that i NEED to do the same ...and to be honest..ive been wanting to do this to my car,,for aloooooong time.so thank you
    A follow up on this Stefan, I r&r the MAF the other day, it was no issue with the clamps the way I have them. It will work whichever way you have them.
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    Stand still again, moved to a new apartment last week and had a major shoulder surgery Tuesday to correct my upper control arm, sorry shoulder joint so it hopefully stops dislocating every now and then. Second attempt fixing this joint now, two new 24 mm screws and some cutting and stitching should do it.

    I'll be in recovery for months, but hopefully I can get some one handed action done to the car in a few weeks time.

    For now it's back to the painkillers and the bed!
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    Thomas,

    Good Luck w/ the shoulder. I know from experience how painful it can be.

    In January 2 years ago I had a full shoulder joint replacement. Mine was to far gone for what you are going thru and recovery time was much shorter.

    Take Care
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    Best of luck for a speedy recovery Thomas! Hope you’ll be ready for some one handed OG driving in no time


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    I'm back! My shoulder and arm are slowly getting better and somewhat functional.

    My exhaust sniffer is now fully restored and in working condition. I found the correct calibration tool for it used online, along with filters and a new O2 cartridge. Tested the car today, the values are as follows:

    CO: 0.43 (limit 0.50)
    CO rpm over 2000: 0.51 (limit 0.30)
    HC: 180 (limit 100)
    O2 sensor value: 1.01 (allowed range 0.97- 1.03)

    So CO on rpm is too high, and the HC is too high.

    I'm going to check for an exhaust leak again, and try with another O2-sensor. Any other suggestions? The car had new oil, filter, plugs and air filters very recently. The cars exhaust smells of unburnt fuel a bit, not much, but it is detectable. No smoke from exhaust, or if I accelerate hard and then release throttle. No error codes. The engine is smooth and runs really well, no misfires or stutters anywhere in the rpm range.
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    Did you test after heating the cats by cruising for ~5 minutes at ~4000rpm? If not - try that next.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Did you test after heating the cats by cruising for ~5 minutes at ~4000rpm? If not - try that next.

    On this occasion, no. I just drove around the block, so yea, that's also on my list. It's winter here in Sweden, and winter means a lot of salt on the roads, so I don't want to go out on the highway, exposing my car to it

    As soon as we have dry roads I'll do that! But, I've tried that before (last year I drove 30 kilometers on the highway in third gear, I promise you everything was hot as hell) without any big changes in testing. But of course, I had to wait some time to get the emissions test back then, now that I have my own sniffer I can test immediately after heating the cat and car.

    Thanks Dave!
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