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Old 02-13-2008, 09:37 PM
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i installed a passenger side mirror... just about all the car needed




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Old 02-19-2008, 10:38 PM
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I can't keep it quiet anymore. I have some parts coming from Germany (should arrive friday) for an afterglow relay set up for my 617 turbo motor on my 83 300CD. There I said it!
Ill be doing this tomorrow afternoon.

Tonight I installed my convex (power) mirror. I love it. Pictures tomorrow of both.
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:10 PM
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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone out there has came up with some great idea on how to upgrade the little things on these cars. I've done quite a few of the normal meredes upgrades like the rack damper bolt, new plunger primer pump, new style blowby hose, inline vacuum filter, and other things which are associated with maybe going the extra step with general maintenance but what I am wondering if there are any ideas a person came up on how to improve something no matter how big or small.

A couple ones I came up with off hand are on my stock filter housing I got this wing nut which is made for GM vehicles and fits perfectly with the perfect color so no tools are required in getting access to the filter. Another idea I just followed through with was after all this time of getting my hands all scraped up by those sharp edges on the fuel line clamps I rounded all the edges with a bench grinder then by hand filing them down. In the next month or so I may be ditching the stock filter housing and going to a K&N filter to simplify things. My 84 had silicone hoses rather than the rubber ones to connect the plastic lines with, worked very well. A couple more I just thought of are my heated seat install as well as a lumbar support in the driver's side seat. Have you done any improvements or do you have any ideas on things to improve upon for your diesel MB?

Best upgrade; Big or small block, fuel injected, Chevy V8 engine, With G.M, T-56, Six speed standard, and possi rear end. Fits in just about any, and all make, and model vehicle.

Very quick, very easy conversion, with reliable, powerful, and promising results every time.

What can I say? I suppose I'm a bit of a traditionalist ...

This will also solve all of your future Mercedes problems from both a budget, and a mechanical aspect. Chevy's are dirt cheap, easy to work on, and get parts for, and atleast as reliable as any Benz.

Pair that up, with the superiority of Mercedes engineering in the suspension, looks, and braking departments, and general overall better quality built cars, and you have a great car. Best of both worlds...

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Old 02-19-2008, 11:15 PM
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That's a good way to make your car have zero value. There that has been for sale on craigslist here for months, and the guy can't seem to give it away.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:48 PM
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That's a good way to make your car have zero value. There that has been for sale on craigslist here for months, and the guy can't seem to give it away.
Really, do you have the link..?
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SS AN fittings Oil Cooler lines about $250 using my old parts.
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yeah exactly, cut of the fittings in the middle, and then cut the AN male male nipple in half. Then welded (TIG) that on the oil cooler and the oc lines.

Its been over 4 yrs with no problems.

bump for member asking about my oil cooler lines that I made. I don't have any w123s anymore...=(

Keywords: 617 oil cooler line upgrade with AN fittings tig welded stainless steel SS
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:57 PM
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Now Those are oil cooler lines!
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Yeah dude...Im just trying to share the info. It seems like oil cooler lines have been a hot topic lately.
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Thanks omegabenz! My upper oil cooler line is 'weeping' like CRAZY!!!! To the point that the oil cooler bottom 'mount' is 'wet', and leaves a few drops of oil on the concrete when I park it warm... I'm hoping to be able to get enough money to install some lines like those, but I might just have to get a set from the junk yard or some such...
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Thanks omegabenz! My upper oil cooler line is 'weeping' like CRAZY!!!! To the point that the oil cooler bottom 'mount' is 'wet', and leaves a few drops of oil on the concrete when I park it warm... I'm hoping to be able to get enough money to install some lines like those, but I might just have to get a set from the junk yard or some such...
When those lines are weeping, you might end up weeping if one blows.

my lower one was telling me for a while, then one day I get back home
and notice the inside of the L/F tire oily. she was spraying.........

Do it now

I did mine similar to OMEGABENZ.

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Old 10-05-2008, 01:12 AM
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I really want to do it now, but simply can't afford to! My plans are to put the metal lines on there like omegabenz... The problem is I'm already at my credit limit with mom, so it'll have to wait till I get a job and get myself stabilized... I need new tires and several other things also, but can't afford them...
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:44 PM
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At this stage in your life it would be probably cheaper to replace with original until you get your feet under you financially. you have to keep the bank happy (MOM) for now.

When I redid my hoses similar to OMEGABENZ picture, I was installing a Amsoil full flow/bypass filter system. I mounted it behind the L/F headlight. so then I had to run two additional lines.

I used a dremmel with a cutoff wheel and sliced through the metal crimps. removed the hoses, and there are the barbs the old hoses crimp onto.

Took them to our local hydraulic hose shop (The Hose Shop) and had new hoses made. cut off the barbs and welded on threaded fittings on all 4 metal pipes. the hose is a push lock type so no clamps are needed, but I installed some for a piece of mind.

so now the oil flows from the oil filter housing to the Amsoil filter setup, then to the oil cooler and then back to the original filter.

The bypass holds 1 1/2 qts and the full low hold 1 qt or so additional oil.

Have no idea what this cost don`t want to know (either does my wife) .

Just upgrading to the hoses and having the ends welded on would probably cost more that stock hoses. Since I figgured my bubble gum welding wouldn`t hold and or look good, then I paid to have it done.

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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Old 10-05-2008, 02:22 PM
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When I redid my hoses similar to OMEGABENZ picture, I was installing a Amsoil full flow/bypass filter system. I mounted it behind the L/F headlight. so then I had to run two additional lines.
Charlie,

post pictures of the above.

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