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 > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 30 of 500
Search took 0.14 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: BillGrissom
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By BillGrissom
Sound like the connector for the "rack position...

Sound like the connector for the "rack position sensor" on the injection pump. I think it began in 1984. It is only used for the EGR computer box (behind passenger kick plate). If like me, you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By BillGrissom
I turn the engine over in my 84 & 85 300D using a...

I turn the engine over in my 84 & 85 300D using a 22 mm wrench on the power steering pulley. Strange that you can't turn the engine over either cw or ccw (looking at the crankshaft pulley standing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By BillGrissom
Turn the engine over by hand. On my 1985 300D, I...

Turn the engine over by hand. On my 1985 300D, I can do that easily with a 22 mm wrench on the power steering pump pulley at the top of engine. If you feel each cylinder strongly resist you over 2...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 117,096
Posted By BillGrissom
I was surprised today to find diesel much cheaper...

I was surprised today to find diesel much cheaper than regular unleaded. Not that it is cheap, but rather gas prices jumped dramatically the last few days in CA (nationwide?), claimed due to...
Forum: Alternative Fuels Yesterday, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By BillGrissom
Propel HPR may be more aggressive in dissolving...

Propel HPR may be more aggressive in dissolving solid residue in the tank and even in softening fuel hoses. The good side is that your tank is likely cleaner now, with downside it can clog filters...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BillGrissom
If like my 1985 300D, I'm not picturing what you...

If like my 1985 300D, I'm not picturing what you did wrong. There is no way I can think of for brake fluid to get past the booster to drip in the cabin. If the booster's output rod is flopping...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By BillGrissom
The largest socket in my HF deep impact set is 32...

The largest socket in my HF deep impact set is 32 mm and I recall using it on my 1985 300D, perhaps the crankshaft bolt. I recall having to run out for a 12 pt large socket for the output nut on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BillGrissom
I suggest cutting the new upper hose 1" longer to...

I suggest cutting the new upper hose 1" longer to better keep it clear of that evil power steering belt. If I recall, the original hose is 14"L.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By BillGrissom
Sound like the rubber hoses are degrading...

Sound like the rubber hoses are degrading internally. I have a post on re-rubbering them and a "Fix it" article on another site. I know the h.p. hose in my 1984 was bad because I noticed a small...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 40,327
Posted By BillGrissom
psaboic, Sounds like you are trying to cut the...

psaboic,
Sounds like you are trying to cut the collars off the hose with the fittings attached to the oil cooler and oil filter. Sounds tough to work that way. I think everyone else has removed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By BillGrissom
Front end alignment? The adjustments are fairly...

Front end alignment? The adjustments are fairly obvious, so any shop should be able to do it. Indeed, you can do it yourself (youtubes). The main thing is setting toe-in (steering tie-rods). ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By BillGrissom
I wouldn't worry too much about where the balls...

I wouldn't worry too much about where the balls went. The vac pump in my 1985 300D failed. The engine had begun a ticking sound and was out of town. By the time I pulled the vac pump off, it had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BillGrissom
If speaking of your 300D, why wouldn't you just...

If speaking of your 300D, why wouldn't you just unscrew the cooler hose fittings and leave the cooler in place? The cooler is attached to the side of the radiator with an upper and lower "finger...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By BillGrissom
Soy oil and others are a good option after the...

Soy oil and others are a good option after the zombie apocolypse, even used motor oil. In CA, using bio is as easy as filling up at Propel or Union 76 which have "renewable diesel". It is bio-based...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By BillGrissom
My 300D's have been my daily drivers on and off,...

My 300D's have been my daily drivers on and off, but more on-plant at work since I biked to work and left the car there from Mon morning to Fri afternoon. Not so much since diesel got pricey and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By BillGrissom
My 1984 300D was running cool ~60 C when should...

My 1984 300D was running cool ~60 C when should be 80 C. The T-stat seemed to work about right in a pot of hot water, but when checked more carefully against others and w/ IR gun and thermometer, it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,476
Posted By BillGrissom
Thanks for posting, though doesn't apply to my...

Thanks for posting, though doesn't apply to my 1984 & 85 300D. I understand the 1980 auto-climate system came from an earlier Chrysler system, perhaps late 1950's since my 1965 Chrysler doesn't have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By BillGrissom
You can spray "contact cleaner" on the rheostat...

You can spray "contact cleaner" on the rheostat wire and slide. You probably want it at max all the time, so solder across the pins does that or substitute a jumper wire for it. I put...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,198
Posted By BillGrissom
Don't know anything about your engine, but I...

Don't know anything about your engine, but I would caution to verify the compression readings before assuming "low compression". There are many ways to mess up a compression reading. One is that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-31-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By BillGrissom
Since your dash tachometer works, the Klima box...

Since your dash tachometer works, the Klima box should be happy with that signal. Another thing which might disable the AC clutch is the kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal. If that switch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-31-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By BillGrissom
The rear seal is challenging on the OM617.952...

The rear seal is challenging on the OM617.952 since you can't just push a new graphite rope seal thru the gap like on an old Chevy. Instead, it has protruding rods which secure the rope from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By BillGrissom
No pipe fittings in my AC system, just straight...

No pipe fittings in my AC system, just straight threads on the tube nuts. I tighten the nuts so they won't ever loosen, by feel. I think the O-ring compression is set by metal-metal bottoming out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By BillGrissom
A wild guess, but your input to the injection...

A wild guess, but your input to the injection pump is really a "speed setpoint" request. If something is non-ideal inside it could suffer negative feedback oscillations, which James Watt dealt with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By BillGrissom
Racers flush thru new fluid before each race. In...

Racers flush thru new fluid before each race. In the real world it depends on where you live and how sealed. The rubber test bulbs on top of the reservoir seem "bad idea", especially since the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By BillGrissom
My experience with a Sanden on my 1985 300D. It...

My experience with a Sanden on my 1985 300D. It didn't cool any better, with same refrigerant. I went back to an R-4 after Rollguy's bracket cracked several places. Cools OK, even in our sunny...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By BillGrissom
Re question about cutting off the factory...

Re question about cutting off the factory collars, it isn't easy. Cut lengthwise at slight angle and radially w hacksaw at the fwd end of collar, as you peel with locking pliers and prybar once you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By BillGrissom
Interesting. I always heard others say that a...

Interesting. I always heard others say that a "good fan clutch" should be a bit tight even when cold. I've never felt one that felt free-spinning when cold, indeed that sounds like it might have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By BillGrissom
Did you keep turning the crimper until the marks...

Did you keep turning the crimper until the marks align? I usually go another half turn to be safe. That crimps it to size, not based upon force. I don't see the "cheap" in the MasterCool crimper,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By BillGrissom
I rebuilt all hoses except the small liquid lines...

I rebuilt all hoses except the small liquid lines in my 1984 & 85. Hardest part is cutting off the crimp collars so you can reuse the fittings. M-B used thick metal. Buy quality AC barrier hose on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By BillGrissom
If like my 1985, the auto temp control is often...

If like my 1985, the auto temp control is often quirky. In mine, rotating the temp set wheel to max blue (w/ a click) forces the AC clutch on. It will then only be disabled by the low-pressure...
Showing results 1 to 30 of 500

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, 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