Technical Articles

The MBCA Technical Committee contributes articles to the Star magazine and directly online...

How many cylinders should an engine have and how should they be arranged. The answer depends on goals and means.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 190SL (1955-1963), an elegant and sporty two-seat GT long overshadowed by the very different 300SL. Enthusiasts have come to recognize the 190SL as a stylish and drivable classic in its own right.
There are many alternative compact cameras on the market today, using new technology and innovations unavailable even five years ago. I’ve selected three cameras at different prices that colleagues agree are excellent choices. Each of these three cameras will easily fit into a jacket pocket and ever the least expensive of them offers a distinct advantage in image quality over a smartphone.
With the wiring harness and exterior lights installed, I could proceed to rewire the car. Most of that is routine – simply reconnecting the cleaned and rebuilt components – following the wiring diagram, photographs Most rewiring is routine – simply reconnecting the cleaned and rebuilt components – following the wiring diagram, photographs taken during disassembly and tags on the harness. However, I mentioned that during my electrical rewiring of...
Possibly the most important maintenance task on your Mercedes-Benz is a regular oil and filter change. The good news, especially if your car is no longer under warranty, is that you can do this job yourself.
When we left off last time, I was waiting for the body to come back from the paint shop. Now returned, we can begin the fun of assembling the car. What has to be done next is the same as if it were on the assembly line: the electrical wiring, light sockets and other electrical components.
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