This is a bit OT for a Mercedes forum, but there is a VANOS forum
Notice how Americans are much more willing to get stuck in and try and repair complex machinery than the average Brit.
It takes a DIY type like me with no experience the whole day to do. No special tools or coding are required because you are not altering the timing, just putting the old unit back on.
BMW prefer to sell you a complete new unit because it works out 6000% more expensive !
The site I linked has...
The thread is about the series "wheeler dealers" not the programme you saw.
I found the one about the 1980's SL interesting because there were plenty of detailed shots underneath the car etc.
Most of the episodes are on Youtube.
Only on certain M-series engines.
I've never heard of mechanical failure on the BMW forums for IL6s.
The seals on the other hand do need renewal.
The procedure section of this website shows how to do it
I've done some accurate calibrations on 2 BMW's and it's 8%.(petrol IL6 and V8)
You can go into the hidden dash menu and apply the correction factor.
Having done this the readout is remarkable accurate.
I'm not sure about modern Mercs but the old variable valve timing on my E320 only had 3...
What year is your car ? Early ones don't have MAFs.The airflow is measured in the throttle body assembly.
Later cars have an electric rather than viscous fan which should only cut in occasionally.
The fan control unit is located behind the NS wheel arch liner.
A constantly running fan will...
The problem buying from a trader is the car is likely to have had a quick blow over on top of the rust.
I've never had much joy in stopping rust coming back, even grinding right back to shiny metal and nor will a bomb-site wideboy dealer.
It lists cars right back to the early 90's so is the preferred choice for general traders.
Glass's is more targeted for the retail environment dealing in newer stock.
You can pick up last months copy of the CAP black book and Glass's on ebay.
I used to subscribe to CAP until I realized Parkers...
If you Check who publishes Parkers you may be surprised at the connection to a well known trade guide.
Parkers PP valuation is a pretty accurate guide to auction prices for the occasional user.
CAP and Glass's often have large variations and many traders use CAP, nothings cast in stone !
Let us know how accurate these Vauxhall Glass's prices are pasted bellow..
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500
5.0 Petrol 2-door Convertible
7 Speed Automatic Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 2004 04
Estimated value of your car
I'm not sure if this video has been posted before but this guy came incredibly close to being squished.....
Well, it's 3 am and there is 3 inches of snow settled here in sunny Somerset.
I've lived here since 1992 and it's not settled before in march, in fact I can't recall march snow before.
My honey bees are going to get a shock, yesterday was sunny and they were
out in force collecting pollen.