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Old 05-27-2015, 03:05 PM
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A few repairs on the 240D, Shake, Rattle and Roll

I have been having a rumble sound that seems to come the back of the 240. Raised the back end checking axles, sway bar, links etc... all good.

Checked center support bearing, trans fluid level, rubber mounts, exhaust hangers etc... still there.

Also had a vibration which seemed like the left front, and also a wobble in the front at slow speed. could actually see the Hood Star move looking at a fixed point.

Was thinking maybe a tire balance or maybe a tread that is coming apart.
Stopped at the tire shop to have the tires checked out. they balanced them and did a rotation. I wrote on the side wall with a ball point, R/F, L/F etc...
Get out of the shop, and it was smoother, but the vibration now seems to be the L/R corner. But at least the wobble seems to be gone.

Then Monday I decide to finally get around to installing the new valves in the Lift Pump, had a spare off a 617 engine I went through. I was having a surging problem when starting from a stop. I finally swap 616 for the 617 pump, replace the old brown 34 yr old fuel line from the pump to the Filter with a new clear line. Finally finish up at 2am.

Take her for a run, and at least the surging is gone, and seems to pull better. use to have to be in 3rd below 40mph, now at 35 in 4th she will pick it back up and past 40 to 45 on the same up hill grade.
But now have a leak from using the old Aluminum washers. Thinking maybe I could sand them down to smooth them out, use some 400 grit paper. Still leaks, but more.

Take a spare Filter Head and Lift Pump head for town for some washers. For get Ace Hardware they don`t have anything, hit a Diesel repair place, but the guy only had SAE and no metric, but gave me 4 coppers that were close. They specialize in Fords, Dodge and Chevy Diesels.
Go across the street to another shop, guy saw the Filter Head and said MB? sends me down the street to a guy that does German Imports.
Audi, VW, BMW, MB etc... guy is from Australia and knew MB`s. had the metric washers and gives me 4 metrics.

Good, now I know a guy out in the Boonies of Nevada that knows MB`s.

Install them and the leak is finally gone.

Jack up 240, drain the Diff oil, good, no metal flakes in it, so this rule`s out the thinking maybe the Diff going out. Fill it back up with new oil.

I look at the tires as to how the shop rotated them, good I marked them with a Ball point. They didn`t put them where they said. so put the rears on the front and criss crossed the fronts to the rear. Checked the air pressures, mounted them and torqued them to 80 ftlbs.

When I removed the wheels, I used my air impact gun and a deep 17mm Socket.
When I remounted them, got the Bolts started by hand, and was going to use the small 3/8 butter Fly air gun just to snug them up. Then the torque wrench to finish.
Couldn`t find the deep socket, and I was just using it. looked under the car, around on the floor, in my tool bags, on the roll around, no where to be found. WTF?
Dig around and find a short 17, and snug up the Bolts. remove the butter Fly, and there laying on the floor is the deep socket....on the large Impact gun.

Guys...am I loosing it?

Checked the front Brake pads. R/F about 1/2 way down, put them back in. L/F, one was about 1/4 and the out side one even less. had a new box of pads, and stuck them in on both sides..

Took her for a good run to Carson City, a good 22 miles to Costco, and she is smooth. L/R vibrating is gone, wobble is gone as is the surging, also don`t hear the rumble in the rear.

Have no idea what actually fixed all the problems, but she is running good now. we are almost at 376K.
Taking a trip to Portland, Or in the morning running up Hwy 395 to Reno, through Susanville, Ca. and eventually hitting Eugene, OR and I-5 north.
It is 600 and something miles.

So if anyone see`s an Ivory 240D with Nevada plates, probably us.

Hope I don`t get too confused on the way up....but at least I have my Wife to tell me where to go. LOL

Charlie

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Old 05-27-2015, 03:12 PM
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:55 PM
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Hi Charlie,

Looks like you fixed it! Good job! Other than it would be nice to isolate what the problem was, nice work!

Packman
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:11 PM
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Hey Charlie:

How does your 240D run at ~4700 elevation? (compared with sea level?)
I haven't brought my 240D up there for fear it would lose too much power (that it already doesn't have...) up there.

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Old 05-27-2015, 08:51 PM
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Where are at 5260ft level.
She does ok, not a real speed demon, but she gets us there. Don`t know
what my zero to sixty is, but through Gardnerville and part of Minden it is 25mph anyway. Then goes to 35 and then 45mph, then a little ways past where Hwy 88 intersects with 395 it goes up to 55 then 65 almost to Carson City where it drops back down to 55.

So for anywhere around here in a 240D you won`t have any problems.

Going to Reno that grade out of Carson slows me down to maybe 45, then across the Washoe Valley it is 70mph and I can keep up with that, but Iam usually doing 65.

When I go to Calif. I take Hwy 88 to Hwy 89. The junction is 7K ft. then the summit on 89 is about 8200 ft. 89 take you over to Hwy 50 at Myers, then going west the long climb up to Echo summit (7400 ft) Iam in 3rd gear doing 40 plus mph. It`s like maybe 5 minutes to the top, so no big deal.

I have the 3:58 Diff instead of the 3:69, about 3% geared higher.

Let`s GTG and I`ll take you around on some of the hills to see what you think. Then we can stop at In N Out for a Burger.

Charlie

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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
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