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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-18-2012, 10:40 PM
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Views: 993
Posted By minimike1
In search of my Dads 66 230 SL stick

My Dad sold his SL just before he got sick. It was Tope with a red interior.
It had been repainted and mechanically restored, but a fuel delivery issue caused the car to sit outside under a cloth...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By minimike1
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-17-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 35,477
Posted By minimike1
I've got to replace the rear subframe mounts...

I've got to replace the rear subframe mounts (front donuts) and also the rear trailing arm bushings (all 4 bushings). Do I have to take out the rear axle/diff to do this job? I'm hoping to just...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-25-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By minimike1
85 Euro 240D automatic FS

Hi guys, I've got this car with about 55K original on it. It's sat most of it's life in a garage in Queens. No rust to speak of but it was scrapped on the drivers side. and tapped front and rear. New...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 30,178
Posted By minimike1
get that baby down to the car wash and power wash...

get that baby down to the car wash and power wash the grease off the engine. Then you can find all or any of the oil leaks. Nice. I had a 76 stick years ago. Sorry I sold it now.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-05-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By minimike1
1985 Euro import 240 D-53K miles

Original 53,000 miles. I taught my son to drive on this car and he's graduated to the 300D turbo. I'd like to get $2,000 or best offer. It's running and registered here on LI in NY. Please em me...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By minimike1
pull the wheel and see if the rotor is grooved,...

pull the wheel and see if the rotor is grooved, otherwise, it's perfectly normal to have that drag. BTW, all thermostadts are about the same. Don't knock yourself out trying to find a behr or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,265
Posted By minimike1
Just a thought, you might put a thimble or two of...

Just a thought, you might put a thimble or two of brake fluid in there. Brake fluid swells seals.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-12-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By minimike1
I'd think that the springs might be pancaked due...

I'd think that the springs might be pancaked due to lack of use. I've seen it b4 on other stuff I aquired.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,079
Posted By minimike1
I've painted my new rotors with hammerite paint....

I've painted my new rotors with hammerite paint. Idea is that the only area in contact with the pad is exposed. The pads cut off the paint, and you're good to go.
BTW, I know the kid in the brake...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By minimike1
in the 70's I had my Dad's gasser up to 120 on...

in the 70's I had my Dad's gasser up to 120 on the NJ tnpk on New Years Day.
the car was hopping all over the road with unbalanced tires, so I slowed it down.
Good to know that the diesel will do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By minimike1
top speed in a 85 300D

Can you folks post your top speed in a 300D? About 1 1/2 years ago when I first got my car, I had it on the hiway and couldn't get much more than 80-maybe 85 mph from it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,723
Posted By minimike1
well at least you can see the gauges. I've got 4...

well at least you can see the gauges. I've got 4 cars and all have the worst dash lights I've ever seen. You would think that Mercedes with their great engineering would be able to make dash lights...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By minimike1
It appears that there's so many benz off the...

It appears that there's so many benz off the road, that you would have an easy time locating a used one from a car in a junk yard, or something rotting away in a neighbors driveway. Also ask on this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By minimike1
I'm thinking that the tank holds about 16 us...

I'm thinking that the tank holds about 16 us gallons. It may be that the fuel sender is hanging and doesn't drop for a while and then drops quickly but I still appear to get less than 20 mpg. No...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By minimike1
Plug is intact in return lines. Thanks all for...

Plug is intact in return lines. Thanks all for helping me id my trunk badges. When I order parts, it says 300d t. And it differentiates my car from a non t. (what a waste of time)
I'll check the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By minimike1
I'll do a milage calc. but I'm sure I'm not...

I'll do a milage calc. but I'm sure I'm not getting 20 mpg. No leak in the fuel system, just poor economy. 300d t= 300 d turbo, just like yours. No smoke from exhaust, no overheating.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By minimike1
using so much fuel I can see the gauge drop

My 85 300 dt is using so much fuel, I can watch the gauge drop as I drive.
Would tired injectors be a sympton of horrible fuel economy?]
this car has about 211,000 miles on it. It starts up fine,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-06-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By minimike1
If you still have the car, I'm interested in the...

If you still have the car, I'm interested in the speedo cluster, and the console if you can remove it without breaking it up. I don't care about the wood part, just the vinyl. And I'd take the window...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-29-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By minimike1
WTB: drivers side window console switch

drivers side window console switch with the center lockout button in good working order. Not looking for gold here, just a switch that works front, rear and lockout.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-29-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By minimike1
are they factory? or home made? Mike

are they factory? or home made?
Mike
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-21-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By minimike1
link fixed.

link fixed.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By minimike1
coil spring differences-front

Is there a difference between sunroof and non sunroof cars in a 300 series?
Check out this...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-14-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By minimike1
240 stick in Washington, DC

Not mine, but worth a viewing for parts:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/840146959.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By minimike1
gymno, Any chance you can post a pic or two of...

gymno,
Any chance you can post a pic or two of the vacuum switch here so others can learn from your trials? Thanks.
Mike
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,831
Posted By minimike1
Usually the reasons for swapping calipers is...

Usually the reasons for swapping calipers is because the piston has tipped in the bore and this causes scoring of the bore, and piston and then it sticks. Other reasons are leaking seals, mostly from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By minimike1
UPDATE: I removed the return line cigar hose...

UPDATE:
I removed the return line cigar hose and put a separate hose on the filter housing return into a catch jug. I blew compressed air into the return line as my helper cranked the engine. No...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By minimike1
OK< I put biocide in the tank, and let it sit...

OK<
I put biocide in the tank, and let it sit a while, weeks! I've blown back to the fuel tank from the supply and also from the return from the engine side with both disconnected and I got fuel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By minimike1
who sells biocide? and what are some or any...

who sells biocide? and what are some or any popular brand names please.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By minimike1
Think about it for a minute. When a manual trans...

Think about it for a minute. When a manual trans vehicle creeps it's not the trans that is
broken. It would be the transfer mechnanism. So you need to look into adjusting the clutch. this is...
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