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Old 12-29-2009, 07:13 PM
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Sears has a feeler gauge set with the sizes you need, about $8.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:29 PM
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Sears has a feeler gauge set with the sizes you need, about $8.
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Thanks, I got one at Advance Auto today. They had one with a .108mm. I think it was $6-7. Sears is quite a trip for me, although most of my other tools are craftsman.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:59 PM
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tango,
I have been on the board of our local trade school for the past 5 years, Our head mech teacher is a semi retired Merc (Stuttgart) trained mech. He taught me the go/nogo method, he was taught it 40 years ago in Germany. Every year our first year apprentices (about 30 of them) do an exercise where they set the valves on a motor. They then swap motors with each other and using go/nogo determine what they have actually set the gaps to. There are always a few cocky young blokes that think they can do it by 'feel' like their dad showed them. Generally they are the further-est out. If there is a better way, maybe a properly trained person can tell us all about it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:34 PM
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tango,
Our head mech teacher is a semi retired Merc (Stuttgart) trained mech.
Is he the same guy who taught you to apply RTV to valve cover gaskets?
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:17 PM
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No tango, after setting the valves on my old 300d more than 40 times since 1982, and a dozen or so times on my 1984 300d, I worked that one out my self. What back ground do you have? I see you dont even say what Mercs you have.
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1967 230-6 auto parts car. rust bucket.
1980 300D now parts car 800k miles
1984 300D 500k miles
1987 250td 160k miles English import
2001 jeep turbo diesel 130k miles
1998 jeep tdi ~ followed me home. Needs a turbo.
1968 Ford F750 truck. 6-354 diesel conversion.
Other toys ~J.D.,Cat & GM ~ mainly earth moving
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