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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-14-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By rino
SOLD!!

The 240D was sold only four hours after placing the CL ad, and three more people called about it in that time frame while I was waiting for the first caller (who bought the car) to show up.

It...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-14-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By rino
I agree, and the only reason I put that in is...

I agree, and the only reason I put that in is that a lot of people out there know what a caddy rides like, but would not imagine what a 79 240D could be like...

I'd have never written that if it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By rino
79 Mercedes Benz 240D 4CYL Diesel 106K miles $2,250 or Best Offer

Hello Forum,

I've finally got to the point where I'm selling the MB 240D I've owned and loved for almost nine years.
All the history of the car is found on this forum, just search for my threads...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-14-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By rino
Unfortunately my experience at local pnp's has...

Unfortunately my experience at local pnp's has been that I have yet to see a single 79-83 240D in one of these places..I've checked several times over the years.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-14-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By rino
Yep, it has worked like a charm! Now all seems in...

Yep, it has worked like a charm! Now all seems in perfect working order again..
Thanks so much again for your excellent advice!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By rino
Thanks so very much Paul! I'll give it a try...

Thanks so very much Paul! I'll give it a try tonight and really hope you're right. This would be an incredibly easy solution to what appeared to be a pretty scary issue! (at least to me).. :) I'll...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By rino
I have a 79 240D (not an 81 300D) and am not sure...

I have a 79 240D (not an 81 300D) and am not sure if the advice given here applies to mine.
The problem with my turn signals is that sometimes they work just fine, but at other times they will go on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
An update

At one point last week, I placed the car on stands to take a better look and, lo and behold!, I instantly knew something was very wrong! I finally noticed that the rear calipers were mounted upside...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
OK, I got it. But if those hoses were damaged,...

OK, I got it. But if those hoses were damaged, wouldn't they be leaking somewhat with the level in the reservoir going down after a while? Nothing like that as far as the front lines go.. Also, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
I took off the master cylinder, yesterday, and...

I took off the master cylinder, yesterday, and found the gasket at the seal was missing, so I installed the one from the old master cylinder. To make sure, I bench bled the master cylinder once again...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
No idea how old they are..They are the same which...

No idea how old they are..They are the same which were in the car when I bought it in 2005.
What I'd like to get some feedback on at this point: is it worth it/does it make any sense to take the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
I've checked the line from the IP to the vacuum...

I've checked the line from the IP to the vacuum switch and all other vacuum lines and they are connected tightly.

As far as the possibility of having stuck calipers..I've lifted each corner, then...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
Done that, I built my own.. :)

Done that, I built my own.. :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
I replaced both front and rear brake pads less...

I replaced both front and rear brake pads less than two years ago and they should be almost as new, as I don't put more than 2,000 miles per year on this car. However, I'll take a look at both the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
I'll check that brown line again tonight, but I...

I'll check that brown line again tonight, but I remember checking all of the vacuum lines when the engine stopped shutting off via the ignition key (I had experienced a similar problem a few years...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
After installing the new Metelli brake master...

After installing the new Metelli brake master cylinder and bleeding the system not once but twice, I still have NO decent braking!

To recap, I first bench bled the MC before installing it. Then,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
Finally got to go through the replacement procedure..

The Metelli brake master cylinder did not come with a kit and could not locate one anywhere, so I improvised a bit using some 1/4" vinyl clear tubing (which by the way screws in tightly into the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
Thumbs up Great! Thanks a lot... :)

Great! Thanks a lot... :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By rino
How difficult is to replace the master cylinder on a 1979 240D?

I'm at the point where I need to replace the master cylinder. I was able to locate a Mantelli one for about $50, now I need to establish whether this is something that can be done easily (DIY style,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
Thank you Charlie for your advice. Yesterday...

Thank you Charlie for your advice.

Yesterday I gave it a try and found that, while the home-made bleeder works perfectly, when the reservoir is pressurized the brake fluid leaks out of the two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-31-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
After adding 0-60 psi air pressure gauge

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The home-made PB is now complete and ready to go..

Should I now go ahead and bleed the braking system at the four wheel nipples? Will this be enough to also bleed the air in the master...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
I'm still waiting for a 0-60 psi air pressure...

I'm still waiting for a 0-60 psi air pressure gauge I ordered online ($1.99) before I give it a try..

I have a couple of questions:

Assuming there is air in the master cylinder, will bleeding...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
Home-Made Power Bleeder

Here is what I have made..

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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
Thanks for these links and suggestion! I'll post...

Thanks for these links and suggestion! I'll post later a pictorial of the results..
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
So any suggestions for a good value bleeder and...

So any suggestions for a good value bleeder and where to get a good deal on it?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
What happened is that I had forgotten about the...

What happened is that I had forgotten about the little reservoir (rear calipers) and it got emptied while I was bleeding the rear calipers (I was only checking the level of fluid in the main...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-21-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
OK, guys, you got me convinced. Can you suggest a...

OK, guys, you got me convinced. Can you suggest a good value power bleeder and best place to get it? Also, what's the procedure for bleeding master cylinder + brake lines with the power bleeder?...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-20-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By rino
240D Brakes: How do I bleed the Master Cylinder?

I have just replaced the brake fluid and have bled the system through the screws at the four calipers (RR first, then RL, FR, FL). Unfortunately, there still seems to be air in the system: when...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,649
Posted By rino
Great, thanks a lot for all your input guys! ...

Great, thanks a lot for all your input guys!
I'll let you know how things turn out to be..
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