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 08-03-2013, 02:08 PM
1984 300SD
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 588
Trunk Leaks. The easy fix

On the bad side one must corner slowly or the cans tip over.
On the plus side because these are one gallon cans they only have to be emptied once a year. Anyone got a better idea?
Not to be taken seriously.

Attached Thumbnails
Trunk Leaks. The easy fix-trunk-copy.jpg  
__________________
1984 300SD turbo 126
"My true love"

God made me an atheist and who am I to question His wisdom
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-03-2013, 02:20 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,349
Replace the rear window gasket, fix any rust under it, also replace trunk gasket. Problem solved.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 92k - mine - (OC-97,400)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 18k - wifes (OC-25k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 161k - mine (OC-165,000)
'07 E350 Wagon - 136k - dad's (OC-139,500)
'01 SL500 - 58k - dad's (OC-59,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 83k - Brothers (OC-88,000)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2013, 03:01 PM
jay_bob's Avatar
Control Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 3,685
Needs to be submitted to

There I Fixed It - Funny Bad Repairs - white trash repairs - Cheezburger
__________________
The OM 642/722.9 powered family
2014 ML350 Bluetec (wife's DD)
2013 E350 Bluetec (my DD)
2008 ML320 CDI (Older son’s DD)
2008 E320 Bluetec (Younger son's DD)

1998 E300DT sold to TimFreeh
1987 300TD sold to vstech
----------
gone but living on
1983 240D (body to greazzer, engine to t walgamuth)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2013, 03:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,740
Yeah buy a new windscreen as gasket and fix it....mine leaks because I can't afford the gasket at the moment....otherwise I would have it done and leak free...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Dubyagee's Avatar
All fields are required
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SE
Posts: 6,725
Gutters. Drain to the outside. Or hang a plant.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-03-2013, 05:04 PM
w123fanman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,658
I used weatherstripping from home depot to seal mine, but one of my trunk hinges is slightly bent, not a failed seal.
__________________
Current: 80 300SD OM606 project, 83 300D 5-speed project, 88 Yugo GVX, 90 300D OM603 swap, 90 Lexus LS400, 91 F150 4.6 4v swap, 93 190E Sportline LE 3.0L swap, 93 190E Sportline LE Megasquirt, 03 Sprinter
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-04-2013, 12:43 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
You mentioned cans to catch the drips. I have a 1 liter soda bottle under the antenna to catch the drips. cut the bottom off, slit it up one side. slipped it up from the bottom of the antenna motor, the slit goes around the flat strap to the fender. then it is Zip tied to the motor. the drips go into the bottle instead of the quarter panel. after each rain storm, place a can under the cap, unscrew, and drain it.

The 80 240 came with a manual antenna, mine got broken off, and can`t source another one. finally found an electric Chinese one in PNP just so the radio works. eventually I`ll find the proper one for it.

The only manual one`s I have seen for the 240 are made by the Chicom`s, and aren`t even close to the original.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2013, 02:41 AM
1984 300SD
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 588
In reality I have no trunk leaks. I placed two cans in the trunk to drop off at the recycle and got the idea for the picture. Just a little humor.
I like the pop bottle idea for the antenna though.
__________________
1984 300SD turbo 126
"My true love"

God made me an atheist and who am I to question His wisdom
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2013, 03:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 450
I actually used the "pop bottle" concept for a couple of months until I got tired of it and just bought a factory seal from the dealership and had the professional glass guy come out and help me put it in. They were great in that I was able to wire-brush and treat all the light rust under the seal, as well as fix the headliner that was not seated properly.

Works great, no leaks and everything is cool.

Fun photo, though.

Packman
__________________
83 240D - 4 speed manual - Manilla Beige
189K miles, Tachometer mod, cool wooden shift knob from PeachParts, CocoMats, Original factory paint, manual windows, manual sunroof. Starting to add AudioWrap to this car too!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2013, 11:09 AM
vstech's Avatar
DD MOD, HVAC,MCP,Mac,GMAC
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mount Holly, NC
Posts: 26,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by charmalu View Post
You mentioned cans to catch the drips. I have a 1 liter soda bottle under the antenna to catch the drips. cut the bottom off, slit it up one side. slipped it up from the bottom of the antenna motor, the slit goes around the flat strap to the fender. then it is Zip tied to the motor. the drips go into the bottle instead of the quarter panel. after each rain storm, place a can under the cap, unscrew, and drain it.

The 80 240 came with a manual antenna, mine got broken off, and can`t source another one. finally found an electric Chinese one in PNP just so the radio works. eventually I`ll find the proper one for it.

The only manual one`s I have seen for the 240 are made by the Chicom`s, and aren`t even close to the original.

Charlie
I have a 240 manual antenna available...
__________________
John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
How much? and in good shape? Iam interested.

When we got the 240, the antenna would not go down after soaking it with kroil for quite a long time. guess it was too corroded down in side.


Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Mölyapina's Avatar
User title not in use
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Posts: 4,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Gears View Post
On the bad side one must corner slowly or the cans tip over.
On the plus side because these are one gallon cans they only have to be emptied once a year. Anyone got a better idea?
Not to be taken seriously.
Put a big rock in each bucket to help with cornering and winter traction
__________________
"Senior Luna, your sense of humor is still loco... but we love it, anyway." -rickymay ____ "Your sense of humor is still loco... " -MBeige ____ "Señor Luna, your sense of humor is quite järjetön" -Delibes

1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-05-2013, 03:55 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
Put Velcro on the bottom of the buckets.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-05-2013, 06:09 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by jay_bob View Post
Too funny
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-05-2013, 09:32 AM
cho's Avatar
cho cho is offline
diesel power
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Europe
Posts: 933
.

you copycat

.
Attached Thumbnails
Trunk Leaks. The easy fix-copycat.jpg  

__________________
w126 500SEC gen II euro, powered by OM617 turbo stolen from 84 300SD 2.88 diff,EGR blinded
next wish/project: w114 coupe OM603 powered
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




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, 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