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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
Update - I started it up again a little while ago...

Update - I started it up again a little while ago and now it will at least hold idle on its own. It is not a smooth idle, it kinda goes rhythmically up and down, but at least will idle without...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
OK, got the locking pin and was able to install...

OK, got the locking pin and was able to install the new IP timing device. I've put everything back together. It will start, but not after 5-7 seconds of cranking (and it sounds like it is trying to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
I need help. Instruction #7 states "withdraw...

I need help. Instruction #7 states "withdraw locking pin (arrow) and remove mounting basket" How do you remove the locking pin? I've removed the chain tensioner and cam sprocket and have plenty of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-25-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
Thanks Z. Is there anything I need to know...

Thanks Z. Is there anything I need to know before removing it? Does it just simply unscrew and come out as one unit (no springs, parts, etc flying everywhere)? Anything to know or consider when it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
Simple question: When removing the chain...

Simple question: When removing the chain tensioner, do you wrench on the hex nut/bolt on the end of the tensioner, or the inner larger nut/bolt?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
bump

bump
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
Still trying to figure this all out. Am I...

Still trying to figure this all out. Am I correct in that if I rotate the engine camshaft to 15degrees ATDC and assuming the timing chain has no stretch, then I could anticipate the IP cam would...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
"If you need to swap the entire device the...

"If you need to swap the entire device the process is more involved in that the FSM describes removing the IP from the engine, then installing the timing device onto it and then installing both...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
If I am able to successfully lock the IP using...

If I am able to successfully lock the IP using the locking tool, can the damaged timing device simply just be removed and replaced? Does it make a difference the rotation of the timing device as it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
"IP indicator blade is visible and centered,...

"IP indicator blade is visible and centered, install the locking tool" - Is this done by looking through where the plug was removed in step #9? If so, is it doable with the IP still in the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
OK. How do you measure 15 degrees? Is there a...

OK. How do you measure 15 degrees? Is there a mark on the crank pulley similar 0 degree mark (and +/- degree marks) at 15 degrees?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
"Timing Locking Pin is done at about 15 degrees...

"Timing Locking Pin is done at about 15 degrees after top dead center"? I'm just a tinkerer...how do you rotate the crank to 15 degrees ATDC? I know how to rotate the crank to 0deg TDC and verify...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By svengruber
93 300D 2.5 - Bad Injector Timing Device

I need advise. My vacuum pump failed this past week while my wife was driving the car. It apparently broke while on the interstate and presented no real symptoms until it was time to hit the brakes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By svengruber
93 300D - Broken guide rail discovery when replacing vacuum pump

I need advise bad. My vacuum pump failed this past week while my wife was driving the car. It apparently broke while on the interstate and presented no real symptoms until it was time to hit the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By svengruber
FIXED. Thanks for the suggestions guys, but it...

FIXED. Thanks for the suggestions guys, but it turned out to be the auxiliary water pump after all. I realized yesterday evening that I had unplugged the wrong electrical connection associated with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By svengruber
93 300D (124) - A/C won's stay running...

A few days, for the first time ever, my A/C began to intermittently stop working. Specifically, the air blew cold for a few minutes until the car warmed up, and then the compressor kicks off and warm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By svengruber
take it from me....save money later by getting...

take it from me....save money later by getting them both checked out now. I had my timing chain break a year or so back which destroyed the engine. After much studying and searching I found a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By svengruber
How can I determine if the pre-chamber is sealed...

How can I determine if the pre-chamber is sealed properly? i have what appears to be a small accumulation of engine oil around the base of the injector where it meets the head. Could that be a clue?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By svengruber
93 300D 124: new engine click/hiss noise

A few days ago, i started hearing a new clicking noise. i have narrowed it down and it appears to be coming from the neighborhood of the injection pump/injector nozzles, etc. certainly not a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,223
Posted By svengruber
on a different note....have you heard any...

on a different note....have you heard any difference in the sound of the engine? i had my vacuum pump fail on my 93 2.5turbo a few weeks ago that slightly threw off the cam timing. the car started...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By svengruber
i didn't think so either, so i am stumped. Could...

i didn't think so either, so i am stumped. Could the timing had been knocked off (jump a tooth) and the car still run like it did?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By svengruber
UPDATE: After looking at it in better light,...

UPDATE:

After looking at it in better light, it is apparent that the leak from around the injector is oil (not diesel) and lots of it. The valve cover gasket above is clean as a whistle, so the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By svengruber
UPDATE: The car will not start this morning...

UPDATE: The car will not start this morning (after a couple hour drive last night, as mentioned in my original post). I looked at the engine and there is what appears to be oil (maybe diesel) all...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By svengruber
602-vacuum pump failure & poor engine performance

Finally got my 1993 300D 2.5T back on the road last month and running like a top after a timing chain failure earlier this year. (The timing chain failure trashed the original engine and i replaced...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-22-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By svengruber
parting out 602

babymog & rctoad - i sent you both an email or a private message.

2.5-10 - i haven't forgot you, and intend to get by there this week as we have discussed.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-18-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By svengruber
Parting out 602 diesel (from '93 300D 2.5T)

I am parting out a diesel engine from a '93 300D 2.5 turbo. The timing chain broke, so the engine itself (head, etc.) is damaged. Ancillary components such as the injection pump, turbo, intake,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By svengruber
thanks compress ignite. sounds like squeaky wheel...

thanks compress ignite. sounds like squeaky wheel gets the grease if it squeaks long and loud enough. and yes Diesel911, the contents of that service bulletin will certainly be mentioned.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By svengruber
mplafleur - thanks. do you know if using bearing...

mplafleur - thanks. do you know if using bearing grease is the standard procedure for priming the oil pump? my mechanic has said that he did prime the oil pump, but i don't know if that included...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By svengruber
onefastrb26 - thanks for the tips. would you...

onefastrb26 - thanks for the tips. would you remove the excess oil before or after blowing air down the dipstick and/or cranking for oil pressure?

the oil pan was replaced with pan from original...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By svengruber
compress ignite - thanks, and my answers would be...

compress ignite - thanks, and my answers would be yes and yes on those questions/scenarios. is reparations from MB actually possible in a situation like this? where would you start something like...
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