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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By djustin973
482k so far. Original engine/transmission, 14...

482k so far. Original engine/transmission, 14 head. Suspension rebuilt twice (Did it once at 250ish and then what do you know I drove another 200k!) Both rear control arms rusted out (one while going...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By djustin973
I'm not sure of your location but if it's...

I'm not sure of your location but if it's anywhere cold is it possible that you're coolant is a little too much water and something froze? This has happened to me before since I tend to just add...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-15-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By djustin973
Once you go SDL, you'll never go back! I'd...

Once you go SDL, you'll never go back!

I'd say the only things to look out for are the rear control arms having a tendency to rust out, but they're not to bad to replace. There is also a chance...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By djustin973
Well it looks like I'm buying it. I'm hoping to...

Well it looks like I'm buying it. I'm hoping to load it onto a trailer with a come-along and some chain. Does anyone think I'll have a problem getting it to roll?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By djustin973
I've heard ATF is good for the long soak if...

I've heard ATF is good for the long soak if necessary. Any experience?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By djustin973
I'm expecting bad fuel (more likely varnish) so...

I'm expecting bad fuel (more likely varnish) so i'm bringing some fuel and hoses to hopefully rig something.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By djustin973
Starting after 7 years sitting

I'm headed to look at a truck today that has been sitting outdoors for seven years since being parked. It was running and driving when it was parked. It's not a diesel (or a mercedes:() it's an 1970...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,742
Posted By djustin973
473K on my SDL

473K on my SDL
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By djustin973
Not sure the condition of the body on yours but I...

Not sure the condition of the body on yours but I bought my SDL for that price with 370K on it. One of the best decisions I've ever made. As long as you can be confident in the history of the head on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,575
Posted By djustin973
463,000! Everything works and everything needs...

463,000! Everything works and everything needs work! I can't wait till I move this spring so I can give her the garage she deserves! Right now I live in an apartment complex that gets mad if you pop...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By djustin973
Awesome, Thanks guys! That's jut the one I was...

Awesome, Thanks guys! That's jut the one I was looking for!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By djustin973
That picture of the insanely clean 603

A few weeks ago there was a picture of a perfectly clean 603 that looked like you could do surgery on it. I've been trying to find the picture but can't remember what thread it was in. Anyone...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By djustin973
Tierods: When to replace?

So I've been chasing down a bit of a shudder/shake in the front end at around 50mph when not turning and I've convinced myself that it isn't wheel balance (It doesn't feel like an unbalanced wheel)...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 08-17-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 103,214
Posted By djustin973
So what's the opinion of the weather tomorrow?...

So what's the opinion of the weather tomorrow? Google says chance of storms....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-03-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By djustin973
Anyone in the Orange, CA area who'd be willing to check over a car before I buy it?

I'm considering a 77' 450SL being sold at auction. From what I can tell it's in decent shape and the seller has a good reputation, but I'm still a bit anxious bidding on a car on the other side of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-31-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By djustin973
So the SL I was looking at is a no go. It was in...

So the SL I was looking at is a no go. It was in decent shape but had some rust and had been repainted...poorly...in the wrong color. However I did enjoy the quick test drive I took quite a bit. I'm...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By djustin973
Second Mercedes, first SL

I've been interested in finding an SL to take on as a project and think I've found one worth looking into. It's a silver '73 450SL with 113K miles. I took a brief look around it and it seems to be in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By djustin973
Thanks Chad, with any luck I'll have a harrowing...

Thanks Chad, with any luck I'll have a harrowing story of how I jumped through hoops with the insurance company for the get together!
Forum: Events & Gatherings 06-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 103,214
Posted By djustin973
I'll be there chad, I have to uphold my high...

I'll be there chad, I have to uphold my high mileage title after all! Casey'll be along for the ride as well.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By djustin973
Hit in the parking lot!

Well it happened. I was hit while parked at Barnes and Noble (That'll teach me to read!) They pushed the rear above the bumper in a few inches and now the trunk doesn't open right. It's tough to see...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By djustin973
That may be the correct way to look at it,...

That may be the correct way to look at it, frankly I'm not sure. My brain was just thinking that 2.47 is lower then 2.88.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By djustin973
Does the SDL normally have clips to mount the...

Does the SDL normally have clips to mount the axles? I had replaced the axles once before the swap and did so by removing the six triple square bolts. Was that the incorrect way to remove them?
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By djustin973
Whose axles did I put in my 300SDL?

So about 2 years ago I was reading through all the info on differential swapping to get a better gear ratio. It all seemed to make sense to me so I went out to the junkyard looking for a good...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By djustin973
I haven't posted in a while but at this I...

I haven't posted in a while but at this I couldn't resist! Serenity is still young at heart at 456,000 miles! Can't wait to hit 500K!
Forum: Events & Gatherings 09-02-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 103,214
Posted By djustin973
I don't see any reason I wouldn't turn up on the...

I don't see any reason I wouldn't turn up on the 8th. Hope to see everybody there!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By djustin973
Well then I guess that's not the smoking gun now...

Well then I guess that's not the smoking gun now is it. I'll have to get my hands on a 12mm allen and go hunting for broken parts!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By djustin973
After seeing the diagram I'm curious whether it...

After seeing the diagram I'm curious whether it is part #23. Anyone know what that is? Bushing? Bearing?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By djustin973
Squealing belt, angled tensioner

My belt has been squealing as if loose for a few days and I just had a chance to inspect it. The spring and shock on the tensioner seem fine but the tensioner itself seems to be sitting out of plane...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 08-26-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,484
Posted By djustin973
Get a hefty inverter and hook it up to your car,...

Get a hefty inverter and hook it up to your car, when the power goes out to our sump pump the sdl has been known to idle for days on end.

I'm sorry we had to cancel, but at least this gives me...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 06-13-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,484
Posted By djustin973
Can't wait to be there Chad! I do have to uphold...

Can't wait to be there Chad! I do have to uphold my highest mileage title after all.:D
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