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Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By byronnash
My budget precludes me from looking at too new a...

My budget precludes me from looking at too new a model. One shop said to steer away from the dual cam engines and stick with the single cam which are earlier years of the W124(?). He had a 92 300TE...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
I ran about a week on straight diesel and today...

I ran about a week on straight diesel and today it died and wouldn't start. It would run mostly ok and then randomly start quivering and shuddering. I'm concerned that is the IP starting to fail. I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By byronnash
Thinking about replacing the 300TD with a newer 300TE or e320

I have a 84 300TD that I'm about to throw in the towel on. I love the old diesel but am getting sick of it breaking down. I've been shopping a bit for newer wagons. I don't know much about the W124...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Alastair, that is good to know about the WVO to...

Alastair, that is good to know about the WVO to B100 switch. I had assumed that the same properties that WVO has for dissolving diesel gunk would apply to B100. I did not know B100 will react...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Drove the car around last night and then into...

Drove the car around last night and then into work today. Runs ok on the highway, idles like crap and shakes like a mother at stoplights. It's been doing this for a while though. I'll be ordering the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
It's a tank selector switch for a 70's-90's...

It's a tank selector switch for a 70's-90's Chevy. It has built in returns to allow fuel to flow back if that side is "off". I think it's not working but I have not been able to test both sides of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Here's the fuel diagram. I did this late in the...

Here's the fuel diagram. I did this late in the dark so I hope I have everything correct. I spoke with the installer and he said the item with the ? is a bypass valve(solenoid). It allows the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
andrewjtx - I don't want to step on anyone's toes...

andrewjtx - I don't want to step on anyone's toes here but I'm not really talking about alt fuels here. My vehicle does/did run some alt fuel but I'm currently looking for assistance in determining...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
funola - the stock LP is still in use on the main...

funola - the stock LP is still in use on the main tank that has the heating added to it. The returns come out of that switch and back into each respective fuel source, they are tucked underneath and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,982
Posted By byronnash
Centrifuges are about the best way to clean and...

Centrifuges are about the best way to clean and dewater the oil. Maybe his oil was good. Post a photo of that beauty. I need some flames on my ride!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Sorry about the bum link. Try it now. It's...

Sorry about the bum link. Try it now.

It's much easier to get the non-stock fuel pump working since everything related to that system is on top and easily accessible. I should be able to get that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Here is a link to my fuel system....

Here is a link to my fuel system. http://youtu.be/o0iVDGjm-Qc
Tonight I think I figured out that my electric pump isn't performing and the spare one I have is bad too. I pulled the fuel line off the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By byronnash
Thanks Philly, I'll look into that. They are not...

Thanks Philly, I'll look into that. They are not far from me.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By byronnash
I'm in touch with vstech and he has been...

I'm in touch with vstech and he has been instrumental in helping me over the years but this is a busy season for him and it doesn't look like he has time either. I'll look up the other guy.

Here's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By byronnash
Indy or shade tree mechanic near Charlotte, NC?

I have no time to figure out what's going on with my 300TD (W123). I need to have someone take a look at it for me. Can anyone recommend any mechanics who know the W123 pretty well(might be an IP...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
I tried a few things tonight. Mostly on the...

I tried a few things tonight. Mostly on the smaller tank and electric pump. Changed the filter but the filter never filled with fuel when the pump turned on. I tried unhooking the hose to see if fuel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Thanks for the input cooljay. I'll mark you down...

Thanks for the input cooljay. I'll mark you down in the "definitely not interested in WVO" category. I jest... ;)
For me it was mostly an economic experiment with a little bit of good ol 'merican...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
cooljay I think that is how my system is running....

cooljay I think that is how my system is running. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. It is heated before the injection pump and I always waited until it was warm to switch over and purged when finished....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Funola, I don't know that my system is a vacuum...

Funola, I don't know that my system is a vacuum system. I'm using the stock tank as the veggie tank and it gets heated on the way to the injectors. My diesel tank is a small plastic one under the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
A lot to check on here. I spoke with vstech on...

A lot to check on here. I spoke with vstech on the phone just a bit ago and he seemed to think it was a bad injection pump. :(

The primer is the newer button style. Are those not biodiesel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By byronnash
Question Fuel Issues, 300TD W123

My car has been running poorly lately. It acts like it's starved for fuel and every time I get any air in the lines from a filter change or running out of fuel I have a beast of a time getting it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By byronnash
Thanks guys. So is that on the passenger side or...

Thanks guys. So is that on the passenger side or drivers side?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By byronnash
What does the tank vent look like? (1984 300TD)

I'm pretty sure I have a clogged tank vent. I had intermittent power loss but that ceases when I crack the fuel cap open. I'm not sure what the vent looks like to clean it though. Are there any...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By byronnash
Thanks Junkman. Just more or less getting tired...

Thanks Junkman. Just more or less getting tired of leaving oil on the ground wherever I go. I know changing the gasket won't eliminate it, but it may lessen it I hope.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By byronnash
OM617 Oil Pan replace or just gasket?

My oil pan is dented but I don't have any reason to believe anything inside is damaged since I've been driving it that way for 3 years. I'm pretty sure the gasket has a slow leak though as with about...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By byronnash
What's the best way to find an air leak?

What's the best way to find an air leak?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By byronnash
I'll have to look into that valve issue Roy. I am...

I'll have to look into that valve issue Roy. I am running diesel through those lines now that normally run WVO. I have an override for part of the heating system that is off at the moment. Although,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By byronnash
the second tank is in the engine compartment near...

the second tank is in the engine compartment near where the windshield washer fluid is. It's very small. I'm due to take out the tank plug & screen because it leaking a bit.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By byronnash
Question Fuel issues, need help diagnosing -1984 300TD

Need a little help diagnosing my issue. I have a two tank WVO system. I'm not running any WVO at the moment. I've changed the filters since running only diesel. My stock fuel pump is hooked up to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,059
Posted By byronnash
Yeah, I understand that's not a fair comparison...

Yeah, I understand that's not a fair comparison gsxr. I'm just wondering if a W123 in good order is as reliable as a Japanese car? Also, I'm not sure if I'm making good use of my money putting it...
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