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Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By psfred
My brother called this evening and said he found...

My brother called this evening and said he found a shop sorta locally that makes these lines. Had to sliver solder an adapter onto the original fittings, and hopefully the hose is flexible enough to...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By psfred
On a K-Jet system this behavior is usually a...

On a K-Jet system this behavior is usually a vacuum leak, typically a hardened or split idle control valve hose or a petrified air meter horn the throttle body boot.

All those parts must be...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By psfred
Note that I did replace the front fuel pump...

Note that I did replace the front fuel pump because I thought it was leaking -- turned out to be the hose leaking and fuel running down to the pump.

Peter
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By psfred
Bursting fuel lines on 88 300TE

I have a problem with rupturing fuel lines on the TE. The original line (the one between the fuel pumps) started getting cracks in it a few years ago, so I replaced it. No problems until recently. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-11-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,182
Posted By psfred
You will need to test the blower motor, the...

You will need to test the blower motor, the heater core temp sensor, and the PBCU to find out why you have no fan. Intermittent blower operation can be any of the above, but is most likely the PBCU...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By psfred
You will need to purge the air out of the...

You will need to purge the air out of the injection pump, and this takes a LONG time.

Best method is to operate the priming pump until you hear fuel hissing past the pressure relief in the fuel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,150
Posted By psfred
The insurance company paid full replacement for...

The insurance company paid full replacement for the car minus salvage value, since I kept it. Good thing, I've been using parts every since!

As far as the medical goes, other than a very tender...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-03-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By psfred
I need a rod, or getter yet, that short block if...

I need a rod, or getter yet, that short block if it's good!

Peter
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-03-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By psfred
OM603 rod

I'm in need of a single, original 603 rod. My SIL ran over a rough rail road track and managed to smash the oil pan on her 300SDL, and the oil starvation ruined the rod bearings and spun the #1...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,200
Posted By psfred
The delivery valve holds pressure in the...

The delivery valve holds pressure in the injection line so that the rising plunger in the IP instantly (well, more or less instantly) opens the injector pintle and starts injection.

If the seal...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By psfred
Find a repair your vacuum leak. You will...

Find a repair your vacuum leak.

You will then need to set your idle mixture correctly using a CO meter.

Peter
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By psfred
It means that the calipers are stuck from the...

It means that the calipers are stuck from the muck that collects in bad brake fluid. You should rebuild the calipers (not that hard) because the seals are rock hard. You may have overheated the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By psfred
Call, the parts are there but probably not in the...

Call, the parts are there but probably not in the on-line catalog. You may need to get them from Mercedes, if in fact the bracket is different than the one on the sedan (unlikely, usually the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By psfred
The booster is a moderate PITA, you need to clamp...

The booster is a moderate PITA, you need to clamp a pair of vise-grips onto the operating rod while someone shoves the pedal down to get it out.

Stiff pedal, vibration, and noise. Hmm. Check...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By psfred
Don't drive it without the thermostat in place,...

Don't drive it without the thermostat in place, it will overheat.

Replace the fan clutch, flush and replace the coolant with MB of Zerex G-05 ONLY -- the green stuff will eat the head, sure as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By psfred
The glow plugs draw 60A or more, less when fully...

The glow plugs draw 60A or more, less when fully heated or if some are burned out. This is enough to pull the battery flat with the engine running at highway speed if you have the headlights on --...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By psfred
Plain water isn't going to remove anything,...

Plain water isn't going to remove anything, sadly, especially rust or calcium deposits. The flush you are using probably contains EDTA, which will at least remove some of the rust and calcium, if...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By psfred
If you are lucky, the rotor fell apart. If you...

If you are lucky, the rotor fell apart. If you are not lucky, the timing chain broke.

Take off the oil filler cap and watch the camshaft while someone cranks. If it doesn't turn, it's valve job...
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By psfred
Worldpac. Peter

Worldpac.

Peter
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By psfred
Check for a broken rotor or rotor carrier, they...

Check for a broken rotor or rotor carrier, they are common and happen suddenly.

Do the fuel pumps run when you crank? Right rear, under the rear seat, check from under the car.

Could also be a...
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By psfred
No. Peter

No.

Peter
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By psfred
Shocks are easy, but check the tire pressure...

Shocks are easy, but check the tire pressure first. If he has new tires on there, the inflation pressures are MUCH higher than they used to be as everyone is going to high pressure tires now.

If...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,016
Posted By psfred
The compressor will only cycle when the...

The compressor will only cycle when the evaporator gets too cold (35F or so) or when the cabin temp is low enough not to need cooling for dehumidification, or when the outside temp is below 32F. In...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By psfred
Convenience relay (holds the interior lights on...

Convenience relay (holds the interior lights on after you close the door, flashes the seatbelt sign, etc.). When they fail, they draw power and will run the battery flat with no other signs. You at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By psfred
Maybe. I would try to vacuum bleed them first,...

Maybe. I would try to vacuum bleed them first, and verify that you have good front brake hoses -- they are notorious for inner liner separation, which can easily give you the problem you have -- no...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By psfred
Does the fuel distributor air flap move down when...

Does the fuel distributor air flap move down when you rev the engine? If not, find the vacuum leak (a big one) and fix it. Idle control valve hoses, boot between air flow horn and throttle body,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By psfred
Well, you could get a pre-cat exhaust, I think,...

Well, you could get a pre-cat exhaust, I think, and pre-emissions camshafts, but altering the timing advance curve and mixture control is going to be a real pain -- if that has K-Jet, parts are not...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By psfred
Have the current draw by the fuel pumps checked...

Have the current draw by the fuel pumps checked -- a bad pump will pull too many amps.

Have the idle control valve and associated rubber hoses checked -- a big vacuum leak will cause this.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By psfred
Could also be a bad cabin temp sensor blower...

Could also be a bad cabin temp sensor blower motor (behind the right dash vent) or a hose fallen off, so that the interior air temp sensor doesn't have air blowing past.

Other possiblities are a...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By psfred
300TE idle control valve hose craziness

Has anyone else had trouble keeping the idle control valve to manifold hose intact? I'm putting the third one on my TE this weekend, it split on a trip to Michigan a couple weeks ago.

The blasted...
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