20 Most Recent 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Questions & Answers

Since the engine light comes on that means a fault code is stored for the problem that may be responsible for the no start issue. The next thing to do is have the system scanned for fault codes. Any Autozone will do the fault code test for free (except in California)

1989... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016

blue smoke is burning oil
I gather that you let the engine idle and when you give it rpms that there is a cloud of blue smoke
if that is the case it indicates that the valve stem seals are hard /failed and when the engine is at idle ( 15" mercury vacuum in manifold) the oil around the valves is sucked past the stem seals and into the combustion chamber
AS you have restricted use of the machine (every 3 weeks ) it is not a great problem as when you are on the road it is not happening (Only at idle )
It is repairable without removing the head if you find an accredited service shop that has experience in the procedure.

1989... | Answered on Jul 07, 2015

Blue smoke is not good!! Piston rings are bad or valves. On a Mercedes it will cost you more than the car is worth at this point. Unless you have a sentimental attachment to the car and really really want to keep it., I would get rid of it. 123,000 mile is a great life for a 1989.

1989... | Answered on Jul 06, 2015

car wont stay running its studdering cant find vacume leak need diagram

1989... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

most likely is the 'resistor' that controls the fan speed. try 'jumping it' with a 10 gauge wire--blower should run on max speed.

1989... | Answered on Sep 14, 2014

Is the check engine light on ?
Have you checked base fuel pressure with a gauge ?

1989... | Answered on Sep 01, 2014

The best source would be www.beckerusa.com

1989... | Answered on Aug 01, 2014

my 1989 mercedes benz 300e engine light flash on and off can any one plz tell me what the problem is my email is [email protected]

1989... | Answered on Jun 27, 2014

If this happens when it is warm it may be vapor lock.
Otherwise or even if, start by changing the fuel filter.
Tthis will cause what you are experiencing.

1989... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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