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Old 06-19-2006, 03:16 PM
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We need more members like DIESELGIANT!!

I am no know it all despite years of working on these engines, I'm more of a hardworker (with a terrible memory) who depends on this Forum HEAVILY!! I would like to thank DIESEL GIANT who probably gave me a $1000 of information on how to

1. Flush my AC
2. Fix my Odometer
3. Do my rear axle boots
4. At least 2 or 3 other repairs..

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Old 06-19-2006, 03:30 PM
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I would like to thank DIESEL GIANT...
I second that - thanks very much DG - I find your articles very informative and for a rookie like me they give me the confidence I need to work on my car.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:14 PM
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I second that - thanks very much DG - I find your articles very informative and for a rookie like me they give me the confidence I need to work on my car.
I'll second that second!
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:51 PM
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Carrameow, did you have access to the boot spreader to stretch the boots over the joint?
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:05 PM
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Well I don't have $1000 bucks but I am leaving $100 in cash for you in a little yellow envelope taped behind the lower right hand corner of the Marlboro Bulletin Board facing the NE Corner statue of Peter Pan at Penn Station in New York City (near Times Squares, on 42nd Street). EVERYONE passes through NYC sometime in their life so if you ever do so, pls get your money!

WTF?
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:42 PM
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WTF?
Sorry that was a dumb joke, sometimes I go w/o sleep and I get a little toasted.
BTW I solved my problem.My odometer is inaccurate. It didn't work at all until I fixed it last month with the DieselGiant method. I checked it against a known distance tonight and it turned out to be like reading 80% actual mileage. That scared me! At first I thought it was an engine problem!!! Actually my mileage is great!
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:46 PM
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I'm interested to know what my odometer accuracy is as well. I better do some checking.
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:53 PM
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i use dieselgiant all the time... he is great...
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:36 PM
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Thanks for the kind words! I am so thrilled anytime others use the info to save $$ and do the work themselves. I want to keep as many of the MB's on the road as possible and the key is to do the repairs yourself and save money.


I only whish I had gotten the MB "bug" 20 years earlier.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:49 PM
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yea dieselgiant is a good guy.. i rember i ordered the valve adjust wrenches and he accidently sent me the vacuum arm things for the older om617 with the vac box on top ... i was like.. so i use these to remove the gasket?.. he told me to send them back and he sent a bottle of dieselpurge back with the correct order( i have yet to do a diesel purge.. or adjust the valves.. the 22 wrench on the ps bolt didnt work)
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:54 PM
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I just got a w123 and dieselgiant- your tutorials have been invaluable in getting it going!
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:25 AM
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I agree. He put a lot of hard work and effort to put those tutorials up.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:32 AM
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The Boot Spreader

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Carrameow, did you have access to the boot spreader to stretch the boots over the joint?

These are actually special plastic cones. I dont recommend you try to say use a funnel because these cones are a little tougher
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:35 AM
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Agreed

I agree. Dieselgiants info (and the rest of this forum as well) was part of what convinced me to stick with my convictions and get a 240D after five years of uncertainty. Thank's DG.

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Old 07-17-2006, 09:08 PM
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DieselGiant Is The Top!

Greetings! To your statement of, "We need more members like DIESELGIANT!!",
I say, "Here, Here!" "Bravo!", and "Right On!!"

When anyone extolls the goodness of DieselGiant, I won't hesitate to jump on that bandwagon! The pictorials he so graciously provides are invaluable. And, they're free! When I first approached him for assistance in troubleshooting the glow plug system on my 190D, he did not have a pictorial on the system at that time. He responded immediately to my plea for assistance, and did not delay in undertaking the task of installing a glow plug system pictorial on his site; and he did it in two days! DieselGiant evokes the mindset that humans had in a time past, and we should all follow his example and spread the kindness.

My thanks to you, Carrameow, for honoring him with your post; and, "Thank you, thank you, DieselGiant, for what you tirelessly do - you are most special."

Sincerely, Michaela
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