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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By ajohnson1
B99 Chandler AZ, $3.99 starting in August...

At least that's what they say it will be when they open next month to the public.

http://azbiodiesel.com/

I talked to the owner and they plan to drop the price once they offset some of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By ajohnson1
'82 300SD value?

I have an '82 300SD, 170K miles, avg condition (ie- needs a few things like shocks, turn signal relay, door lock cylinder, etc...nothing major), good paint, zero rust.

Was trying to determine the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By ajohnson1
Same color as my '82 300SD. Price seems a little...

Same color as my '82 300SD. Price seems a little high, but not sure what they go for there. I paid $3100 for mine with 147K on the clock, needed A/C compressor adn recharge and nothing else.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,294
Posted By ajohnson1
My daily is a 1982 300SD, 20 miles/day, 167K on...

My daily is a 1982 300SD, 20 miles/day, 167K on the clock.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By ajohnson1
1982 300SD - 166k Miles on original engine . ...

1982 300SD - 166k Miles on original engine .

1. 400-420 miles
2. 26-27 mpg
3. Daily driver to work. Stop and Go, Freeway and City. 20 miles round trip.

Chandler AZ, 112F today, too dang hot...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By ajohnson1
2 boxes of 150 for $10-12 at Costco...

2 boxes of 150 for $10-12 at Costco...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By ajohnson1
'82 300SD turn signals won't blink

82 300SD

background: Left side would flash quickly, but front and back lamps functional. Right side would flash normally, but only when I moved the stalk partway. If I moved it all the way to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-19-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,962
Posted By ajohnson1
My bracket had a stress crack, is this how they...

My bracket had a stress crack, is this how they normally fail? Anyway, removed it, took a wire brush to it, then took it to my mechanic friend and we cut a piece of scrap steel and welded it to the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-12-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 163,326
Posted By ajohnson1
Seat-back nets, W126, 300SD

Jim-

I need the seatback nets and mounting frames for a W126 300SD if you have them.

Adam
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2005, 02:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,258
Posted By ajohnson1
C-clamp method for easy bleeding

This is from the Suburban forum I belong to, from another very knowledgeable guy there. It's how I did my Suburban a few weeks ago, and how I plan on doing the SD this winter.

C-clamp method for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By ajohnson1
Nice '84 300SD on eBay...

Passing it on...

link...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By ajohnson1
Tom- Where are you getting Bio in PHX? I'm...

Tom-

Where are you getting Bio in PHX? I'm in the East Valley (Chandler/Gilbert) and haven't found any sources yet.

Thanks,

Adam
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By ajohnson1
Thanks, I think I found it. Based on looking at...

Thanks, I think I found it. Based on looking at the bracket, I need the 'alternator adjustment bolt' and the 'alternator adjustment nut'. On mine the bracket the nut fits into is bent and the the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By ajohnson1
Question Needed: 1982 300SD: Alternator tensioner

On my 300SD, the tensioner mechanism o nthe alternator is completely missing. I have the bracket it attaches to, which is bent, but no tensioner or assorted hardware. Any idea where I could get the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By ajohnson1
Thanks Coachgeo, I suspected as much. My...

Thanks Coachgeo, I suspected as much.

My thought on using a setup like this was to go wiiith the one that has the filter built-in. Basically run through a coarse filter than a week of settling in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2005, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By ajohnson1
www.redlinepumps.com/

Anyone familirar with these guys? Looks like the have some nice oil filtration and pump setups for WVO or Bio.

Prices didn't seeem too bad??

link (http://www.redlinepumps.com/)
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-25-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By ajohnson1
Thoughts on running WVO/RUG blend and using inline heater?

I know the benefit of using WVO/RUG blend is a single-tank system. However, I was wondering if it would be an improvement to use an inline heater as well? I was looking at using a Racor inline fuel...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-25-2005, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By ajohnson1
RUG = Regular Unleaded Gasoline

RUG = Regular Unleaded Gasoline
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-24-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By ajohnson1
Have you seen issues from adding additives to...

Have you seen issues from adding additives to WVO, such as Cetane Boost?

The 'popular' formula right now is 80% WVO, 20% RUG and Cetane Boost for running veggie on a single tank. I'm just getting...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By ajohnson1
Had my WVO in my Jetta repaired some years ago at...

Had my WVO in my Jetta repaired some years ago at a place in Spokane WA, don't recall the name. Cost me $20 + shippping.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By ajohnson1
I bought three of them, confirmed they were in...

I bought three of them, confirmed they were in stock. Only $5.99 shipping for all three! That place is kewl...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2005, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By ajohnson1
cool, thanks Johnboy, looks just like what I need.

cool, thanks Johnboy, looks just like what I need.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By ajohnson1
Where to get 5gal metal fuel cans?

Haven't been able to find these. I have a WVO source, but they drain hot. Ideally, I could give them a couple 5gal 'Jerry' cans to put the WVO in for me, will save me pumping out of the barrel out...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-15-2005, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By ajohnson1
Found a WVO source!

Talked to a local chines food place and they've agreed to give me their WVO, putting it into their containers for me to pick up! I'm not sure how much I'll get, and will likely seek out another...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2005, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By ajohnson1
Grommet

I didn't feel like ordering a grommet, so wrapped a 1" sheet metal screw in duct tape, leave head exposed. Then took my drill and screwed it in, plugged it up just fine.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,135
Posted By ajohnson1
so how many bones did it cost ya? :D

so how many bones did it cost ya? :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By ajohnson1
Updated info. I haven't replaced the pump...

Updated info.

I haven't replaced the pump yet, as I have not seen any coolant leaking since the first discovery. Any thoughts as to what would cause coolant to leak and then go away?

Adam
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By ajohnson1
Water Pump going out?

1982 300SD, 154k

Had a puddle directly underneath the front of the engine, behind the radiator, so am thinking it's the pump. It's dripping down the front of the oil pan, didn't see any coolant on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By ajohnson1
1979 300SD- Craiglist

Link (http://phoenix.craigslist.org/car/81039182.html)

Phoenix AZ, looks pretty decent
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By ajohnson1
I recommend getting a new one, many people have...

I recommend getting a new one, many people have problems with the refurbs.

I just purchased a new one from www.ackits.com (http://www.ackits.com) for $208. Others here have recommended them...
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