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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Alec300SD
I believe the 3 wires by the lock are for the...

I believe the 3 wires by the lock are for the burglary alarm system.
It looks like the assembly is covered by a metal shield that is attached to the interior of the door by 3 small (8mm??) screws.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Alec300SD
It is a filter made of stone. See post # 2 in...

It is a filter made of stone.
See post # 2 in the attached thread for more info.

https://forum.w116.org/mechanicals/correct-power-steering-filter/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-05-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alec300SD
https://www.iauto.lt/images/cache/EPC_GraphicsData...

https://www.iauto.lt/images/cache/EPC_GraphicsData/2/47/247029d650953a734daa09e458fb3469-480x319.gif

A seat cushion (Item 5) is made of 3 separate parts: a seat cushion frame, a pad, and a cover....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Alec300SD
Lock nuts for ball sockets, and glow plug wire...

Lock nuts for ball sockets, and glow plug wire connections.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Alec300SD
Thanks matureo, I tried to find the farbcode site...

Thanks matureo, I tried to find the farbcode site earlier (but forgot the url), because you can click on the link on each color in the table and see and an actual car in that color.

The 355...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alec300SD
Seat cushion = seat cushion frame (aka spring...

Seat cushion = seat cushion frame (aka spring box) + pad + cover.
New seat cushion frame part number = A1269101222 (prior 116, 123, 126 versions NLA or NOS).

Any seat cushion from a DS or PS...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Alec300SD
You may be able to find a paper slip with the...

You may be able to find a paper slip with the build codes under the seat cushions.
Otherwise you can order a (no longer free) copy of the build sheet from the classic center.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Alec300SD
Looks like Silver Blue Metallic DB-930 (Dupont...

Looks like Silver Blue Metallic DB-930 (Dupont W7943) from the Dupont chart.
https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/colour_swatch_mercedes_1984
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By Alec300SD
Try adjusting the idle adjustment screw with...

Try adjusting the idle adjustment screw with linkage removed.

The linkage being attached may have prevented the idle to drop to a lower rpm level.
Steps #2 through #9 on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By Alec300SD
Did you remove the linkage connected to the IP...

Did you remove the linkage connected to the IP when you adjusted the idle screw?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By Alec300SD
The base idle setting in the IP was okay prior...

The base idle setting in the IP was okay prior to the engine rebuild.
Now the base idle is a bit too high for no load conditions, allowing idle hunting that can reach breakaway idle speed that the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-28-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Alec300SD
The screws that need to be removed are at the...

The screws that need to be removed are at the wire termination.

IIRC there is also a reusable MB zip tie that secures the harness to the interior of the door.
(Or the harness may route through a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Alec300SD
The harness with the braided cover is the power...

The harness with the braided cover is the power feed for the electric window motor.
They attach to the junction block at the bottom of the door.

Unscrew the Philips head screws at the junction...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-13-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Alec300SD
Possibly restricted oil cooler passages. ...

Possibly restricted oil cooler passages.

When I had my radiators out to be re-cored, I also had the oil coolers cleaned.
Both oil coolers were over 50% blocked.
When the oil thermostat opens,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Alec300SD
Yes, plastic end tanks on radiators (and...

Yes, plastic end tanks on radiators (and intercoolers) don't make sense for parts longevity.

My new DD, 'Kjetteri', developed a mystery coolant leak with a tiny bit of foam in the coolant...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Alec300SD
Caig Laboratories DeoxIT grease (your choice from...

Caig Laboratories DeoxIT grease (your choice from the attached chart) applied with a nylon bristle brush....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By Alec300SD
Update on ‘Stormcloud’

Turns out the hit and run driver was actually uninsured at the time of the collision.
The insurance repair estimate was over $5K, on 03/10/2022 they paid out the $3.5K maximum under my policy’s...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-10-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Alec300SD
Stack two WIX 46070 filters in place of the...

Stack two WIX 46070 filters in place of the original.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/347086-no-more-lotta-shaking-going.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-26-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Alec300SD
Likely to leak fom the crush washers for the...

Likely to leak fom the crush washers for the hollow bolts, especially if they were not replaced after opening the unions.

Touching a strip of gift wrap tissue to the suspect unions helps to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Alec300SD
Hairline crack, high resistance, corrosion on...

Hairline crack, high resistance, corrosion on glowplug fuse strip?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Alec300SD
X2 on what Frank Reiner stated. The wider W126...

X2 on what Frank Reiner stated.
The wider W126 210 mm differential (center carrier/pumpkin) requires the shorter half axles W126 to fit correctly.
The longer W126 half axles used with the narrower...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Alec300SD
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/di...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/diesel-discussion/118978d1391699920-my-new-1978-300sd-phil-210mm-differential.jpg

I just pulled the wider 2.47 (210mm, 1.3l) differential with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Alec300SD
Boost gauge was not a factory optiion AKAIK. ...

Boost gauge was not a factory optiion AKAIK.
The MityVac setup works well to verify boost on a short term basis.

To monitor boost, I have a Autometer 5904 mechanical boost gauge plumbed in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Alec300SD
Use the pressure gauge side of your MityVac...

Use the pressure gauge side of your MityVac vacuum pump (if you have one).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Alec300SD
To my eye, they appear to be stainless steel.

To my eye, they appear to be stainless steel.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By Alec300SD
I examined the collected debris, and a piece of...

I examined the collected debris, and a piece of the headlight assembly was marked R EAGLE EYES EE-CS289-H.
The part appears to come from a 2008-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

An update call this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By Alec300SD
Thanks all for the moral support and advice. ...

Thanks all for the moral support and advice.

I will inspect the collected debris to try and identify the make/model of the other vehicle.
I also will contact owners of the adjacent residences to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By Alec300SD
'Stormcloud' - victim of a hit-and-run driver

I was so jazzed on Thursday when I picked up the Wavetrac differential installed by Ring & Pinion Service in Rancho Cordova.
'Stormcloud' was finally going to get a much needed rear axle and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-26-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Alec300SD
Additional links to 'Stormcloud' updates that...

Additional links to 'Stormcloud' updates that were posted previously are listed below:


http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/392460-stormcloud-update-flex-discs-glow-plugs.html
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-25-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Alec300SD
W116 Rear suspension remediation - including rear wheel bearing replacement – Part 1

Due to a worn out rear suspension and collision with the curb, ‘Stormcloud’ was taken out of service for about 9 months.

Please enjoy the chronicle of the steps undertaken to bring ‘Stormcloud’...
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