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Old 03-05-2004, 11:04 PM
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Thanks Vdub. I dont have a pic of the intercooler. Its forward mounted and very low. Thats one of my next projects to clean it.

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Old 03-05-2004, 11:21 PM
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5. Clean your intake manifold.
...I found that biodiesel dissolved the goo quite easily, 10 times easier than carb cleaner or grease lightning etc.
It appears our TDIs are a bit easier to perform this task on than a MB. When I last cleaned one of our intake manifolds my first thought was to soak it in B100 but I didn`t have any real handy at the time (tank was full of it though) so I used Simple Green instead. Good to confirm that B100 does the trick better than anything else, thanks Lightman.

I`ve always admired 300TDs and have one coming up from Florida this month, guess I`ll be spending quite a bit more time here soon. Anxious to join the MB club any time now.
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Old 03-06-2004, 11:51 AM
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Good deal soypwrd, welcome. Another bean burner I'm guessing =] My E300 has had b20 since may 01

Removing the manifold is 10000 times easier than on a TDI! The tdi is way more involved and the bolts are impossible to reach etc, and you have to take off a lot of pipes. The E is just simply all the bolts on top(easy) and two from the bottom!
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Good deal soypwrd, welcome. Another bean burner I'm guessing =] My E300 has had b20 since may 01
That`ll be B100 for all our diesels. I`m anxious to see how the MB does on it and just what parts of the fuel system might need to be changed out.
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Removing the manifold is 10000 times easier than on a TDI! The tdi is way more involved and the bolts are impossible to reach etc, and you have to take off a lot of pipes. The E is just simply all the bolts on top(easy) and two from the bottom!
Yes, I do remember now that the manifold was a half day job on the TDI, a knuckle buster too. I kinda enjoyed it though. I`m interested in seeing just how long we can go before we have to perform that task again, now that these cars are drinking the good stuff. :p
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Old 03-06-2004, 12:13 PM
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After doing the cleaning and glowplug change last night, I filled 16 gals of b100 in my tank. I'md driving to ft lauderdale here in a few mins. Can't wait for 3 hours of high speed bean burning engine cleaning action!
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I'md driving to ft lauderdale here in a few mins. Can't wait for 3 hours of high speed bean burning engine cleaning action!
Is that what you call a Greasy Italian tune-up? :p

Say Lightman, If you are going to Lauderdale would you consider checking that 300TD out for me?

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Old 03-06-2004, 12:47 PM
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I'll only be there for the day unfortunately, otherwise would love to help.
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Thanks anyway. I`m already committed but would like an eye witness opinion from an expert such as yourself. Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Excellent write-up!

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could you post a picture of your intercooler? I'm curious, as I have yet to see what one looks like on a 606. Thanks.
Awesome write-up & photos, thanks!

VeeDub, here's a screen shot from the EPC which shows the OM606 intercooler. It goes across the bottom of the radiator, I think. Costs about $400 new from the dealer:
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:39 PM
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Cool

gsxr,

Thanks for the image of the intercooler. My curiosity has been quenched. I wonder if it's possible to retrofit this intercooler into a 126.

soypwrd (RC)... are you going to have your 300TD by the time the Eastern Shore GTG rolls around?
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...soypwrd (RC)... are you going to have your 300TD by the time the Eastern Shore GTG rolls around?
Lawson,
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:04 AM
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Fantastic post. Absolutely fantastic. I am printing it out, and I will keep it for the inevitable time when this work is necessary.
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Lawson,
I am not in the business of counting chickens until there are eggs on the table.
Don't get too close to them chicks on the flatlands there. I hear they have some nasty diseases (and yes, I DO mean the chickens, not the other kind of chicks).

You sly dog. You found one on the DL and didn't ask my opinion. I'm offended.
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Nice post Lightman. Definetly a 'right click, save as' one.

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