Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-28-2005, 06:30 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
I took the SDL on a nice 225 mile ride today.

No problems to report or new issues she ran perfectly. I sailed up to Newport, at 70mph with the AC on the whole way. On the way back I probably averaged 30 or so in traffic, I-95 is nothing but! The SDL seems to be a pretty reliable car now after a bunch of work. I cruised around Newport with the windows down and had a blast. Nothing like cruising in a MB down Belevue.

These old MB's can be trouble free once in awhile!
__________________
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-28-2005, 06:37 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,007
I love traveling in my W126 I've covered almost 7500 miles this summer, Washington DC, Wisconsin, UP of Michigan, Troy MI, everywhere! two of the trips had 700+ mile nonstop segments.....no breakdowns or problems to report....
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 76k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 7k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 168k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 128k - Brothers (OC-128,000)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-28-2005, 07:30 PM
BusyBenz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I got back from Rockport Maine the other day and one of the lifters was clicking away again, plus my shut off valve gave up! Had the cam off again and replaced yet some more lifters and is now running quiet and smooth yet once again......Hmmm for how long, have no clue. Gives me something to do!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-28-2005, 08:34 PM
PagodaLover's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 568
I did 600 miles over a Sat-Sun a few weekends ago, w123 1983 300TDT. Do it often. The old cars just perform and keep rolling.
__________________
PagodaLOVER
1967 230SL, manual
1959 180D, manual
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-28-2005, 08:50 PM
Geezer
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1,316
I used to do 180 miles to Detroit on Tuesday, then 180 miles back on Friday.

I put on 28,000 miles, mostly freeway, during the 14 months I had mine, from 236k to 264k. I wish I had the car to put them on when it was 100k younger.

It went through a serpentine belt, tensioner and pulleys, radiator, alternator, upper control arms, developed a leak in the fuel lines and an erratic radio. Rust froze up the parking brake shoes and two power window motors quit working.

Not one body panel was rust-free, the rear defroster wires were mostly not working, and more rust was beginning to show under the window seal.

The last straw was when the tilt/sliding sunroof broke and the cable screwed up. It just got the best of my wallet...

It was a wonderful highway car, fun to drive anywhere, and it is hard to move on, but I must.

Y'all keep yours running and enjoy 'em for me.

Best Regards,
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:02 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
I took the SDL on a long 470 mile ride today

From here on Long Island, into Queens to pick up my mom and sister, and up to Albany. Stayed 2 1/2 hours and returned.

A long slow trip back with all the NYC return traffic, rain, and the $hitboxes.

I did take a detour across 84 and down the Taconic which wasn't half bad.

The SDL continues to leak oil out the turbo seals (I believe) and now the cabin and the trunk have taken on the aroma of Rotella synthetic.

I can't figure out how the cabin manages to get the oil smell, but, I suspect that an exhaust leak is probably to blame.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:25 PM
KylePavao's Avatar
Diesel Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tiverton Rhode Island/University of Rhode Island
Posts: 400
Hehe

Its awesome to cruise Newport, especially in an old Mercedes. The 76 gets looks everytime I go
__________________
http://www.betten.mercedescenter.com...n_banner_1.jpg
1976 300D
190,000 Miles
Colorado Beige

1975 300D
Parts Car
78,000 Miles
Rustbucket
Also Colorado Beige

1984 190D 2.2 (Dad's)
156,000 miles
Champagne Metallic Clearcoat
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:40 PM
H-townbenzoboy's Avatar
Now Y2K Compliant
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Carlton
From here on Long Island, into Queens to pick up my mom and sister, and up to Albany. Stayed 2 1/2 hours and returned.

A long slow trip back with all the NYC return traffic, rain, and the $hitboxes.

I did take a detour across 84 and down the Taconic which wasn't half bad.

The SDL continues to leak oil out the turbo seals (I believe) and now the cabin and the trunk have taken on the aroma of Rotella synthetic.

I can't figure out how the cabin manages to get the oil smell, but, I suspect that an exhaust leak is probably to blame.
Give the engine bay area and the engine a good cleaning to get all of the oil out of there, the oil smell should go away after that.
__________________
Current Vice-President of MBCA|Houston

81 MB 300SD, 82 MB 300D Turbo (sold), 04 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate

Sooner or later every car falls apart, ours does it later!
-German Narrator in a MB Promotion Film about the then brand new W123.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by H-townbenzoboy
Give the engine bay area and the engine a good cleaning to get all of the oil out of there, the oil smell should go away after that.
Yeah, I wish. But, the oil is seeping into the exhaust from the turbo and I think it's leaking from an exhaust leak.

I've been too busy with the SD to carefully check it out. I need to get the SD back together so that I can take the SDL out of service. The cracked head on the SD isn't helping any.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-29-2005, 12:16 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by KylePavao
Its awesome to cruise Newport, especially in an old Mercedes. The 76 gets looks everytime I go
I drove right past URI but I didn't see your car around. Wasn't yesterday check in? I did see a green 190D with a few mileage badges pulling into one of the schools lots though.

Brian I am sorry to hear about that cracked head! How the heck did that happen? Hopefully you can find a replacement fast.
__________________
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-29-2005, 12:21 PM
dannym's Avatar
I'm not here
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 2,360
I used to love driving the Taconic State Parkway. I wish I could do it now.
I need a road trip. I think when ski season starts I'll take a trip to the Carolinas.

Danny
__________________
1984 300SD Turbo Diesel 150,000 miles

OBK member #23

(\__/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-29-2005, 12:27 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatterasguy
Brian I am sorry to hear about that cracked head! How the heck did that happen? Hopefully you can find a replacement fast.
Wish I knew. I haven't looked at it personally, but, I'd bet it must have been overheated somewhere in it's life. The machine shop mentioned that the cracks are extremely fine and would take quite some time to open and allow combustion pressure into the cooling system. That's what was occurring. A very slow leak that gradually increased to become noticeable.

Jim Ellington has one for me from an '85 300D. It should be the perfect replacement.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-29-2005, 12:32 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannym
I used to love driving the Taconic State Parkway. I wish I could do it now.
It's a bit challenging for the SDL with wet roads and 700 lb. in the cabin.
The curves must be anticipated and you have to get the weight swinging early otherwise you can get in trouble fast if you try and hold 60-65 on it. 70 is out of the question.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rear suspension ride height Brian Carlton Diesel Discussion 138 04-10-2013 03:02 AM
Crazy ride back from the dealer today, curse on me maybe? Hatterasguy Diesel Discussion 9 02-16-2005 02:27 PM
SDL ride height Brian Carlton Diesel Discussion 29 10-15-2004 11:01 PM
Tank, with the SDL gone, what's your ride? sixto Diesel Discussion 0 12-20-2002 02:32 PM
My car went for a ride today... bachlauter Vintage Mercedes Forum 35 11-19-2001 09:18 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page