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Old 01-07-2014, 02:06 PM
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:59 AM
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ROFL

Half of my neighbors where unable to start their domestic GASSERS Tuesday morning at -16° F...

Just got back, picked up my daughter from work.
My 240D fired on the first revolution, with a single glow.

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Half of my neighbors where unable to start their domestic GASSERS Tuesday morning at -16° F...

Just got back, picked up my daughter from work.
My 240D fired on the first revolution, with a single glow.

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Isn't that a great feeling....its maybe only dipped into the 20s and a few teens here and there is a ford diesel a few blocks away, that he has plugged in and then he still couldn't start it....I putted along and he gave me that look....like how is yours running

I love it!!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:04 PM
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Isn't that a great feeling....its maybe only dipped into the 20s and a few teens here and there is a ford diesel a few blocks away, that he has plugged in and then he still couldn't start it....I putted along and he gave me that look....like how is yours running

I love it!!!
It is fun..
My neighbor was out this morning fighting to start his GMC 6.5 diesel.

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Did you ever get anywhere with that Volvo overdrive splice?
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Did you ever get anywhere with that Volvo overdrive splice?
To many projects.
I am focused on the differential swap first, in my copious spare time..

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To many projects.
I am focused on the differential swap first, in my copious spare time..

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That leads to some funny signs

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:48 PM
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Working too much.
I was forced to park this car, more than a month ago.
Suspension / steering issues.
Working on it now.

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Engine rebuild data

Here is where the engine was rebuilt.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/235928-240d-resurection.html


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Update

I resolved the issues a few days after the last post, and have been happily driving this vehicle.

This changed 1-9-2015.

Due to COLD weather, it has been running/idling 5 days = not turned off.

Preparing Leave work 1-9-2015, the idle was rough / stumbling.

I shut down for quick (safety) fluid checks:

#1. The engine temp was 75° C.
#2. Removed the radiator cap, no heat waves / steam.
#3. The radiator cap rubber seal (inside the radiator tank) had heavy frost.
#4. The engine oil level was a pint low, ignored = oil change next week.
#5. The washer fluid was semi frozen slush, added rubbing alcohol.
#6. Inspected the alternator / water pump drive belt = GOOD.

It re-started OK.
The idle was still rough.
Took off for work, throttle response was bad/poor as if it was a total COLD start.
I struggled to reach / maintain 65 MPH on the drive to work.
The power seemed to reduce further as I neared work.

(I know older forum members are chuckling, as you know what happened).

I stopped at the fuel station in front of work, and added two quarts of kerosene to the fuel tank.

By lunch time, the ambient temperature had dropped another 9° F, the engine temp was 75° C, and the car was happily clattering.
The idle was perfect, and all power was back.


The cause of this annoyance = fuel waxing.
Diesel fuel is prone to waxing or gelling in cold weather


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Old 02-16-2015, 05:24 AM
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Cold weather

Sunday 2-15-2015 the battery failed due to old age / cold weather.

I have been expecting this, and bought a new battery in January.

The new battery has been on the passenger cabin floor, waiting for time or need to install.

Frosted fingers from cold tools and the new battery had me off to work, arriving on time.

Leaving work, our ambient was -10° F.
Normal glow, quick start, but notably slow to warm up = blame it on the weather.

I am very happy.
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^^ I love to hear when someone else experiences my miseries

I had this happen in 2012, but add a bad starter in the mix....nothing like changing a 55lb monster in the January temps of the low 20's..
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:29 AM
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^^ I love to hear when someone else experiences my miseries

I had this happen in 2012, but add a bad starter in the mix....nothing like changing a 55lb monster in the January temps of the low 20's..
Paranoia is good.
I carry a spare starter and tools.

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