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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Junkman
They don't need to be banned to come off the...

They don't need to be banned to come off the road. They will be gone through attrition. I have a 78Z car. 35 years ago, they were plentiful. 20 years ago they were still available in the yards. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Junkman
Was there more damage than what's obvious above...

Was there more damage than what's obvious above the rear tail light?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Junkman
He will want synthetic oil there also.

He will want synthetic oil there also.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-10-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Junkman
I kinda hate all of the solutions that go looking...

I kinda hate all of the solutions that go looking for a problem. My 00 Cummins needs a key so I go to the hardware store, give him my old key and $1.29 and walk out with a new key. The Volvo needs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-10-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Junkman
Check with Safeco regarding agreed value. I...

Check with Safeco regarding agreed value. I think one of my cars has it. It probably shouldn't because it's not really worth much in the market and I'll sell it if I ever get the other one painted....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Junkman
You can use a MitiVac connected to the vacuum...

You can use a MitiVac connected to the vacuum line to find out whether the MC leaks. Rig a way to close the big line and pull vacuum via one of the smaller lines.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By Junkman
I generally use Haynes for either toilet paper or...

I generally use Haynes for either toilet paper or to start a fire in my wood stove but not both at least not the same page at the same time.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,074
Posted By Junkman
We have relatives that have bailed on MBZ and...

We have relatives that have bailed on MBZ and switched to Lexus and not had any problem with what are becoming high mileage cars. They always buy new and mostly use the dealer for repair. They...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 720
Posted By Junkman
Look at the inner brake pad and check the other...

Look at the inner brake pad and check the other side. You will be wanting to find out why if the pads are worn unevenly. You're right there and can replace them in the time it takes to jack the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Junkman
@Nate, you will be forever working on the British...

@Nate, you will be forever working on the British car. I had a 75 MGB bought new. The exhaust system fell off on Lake Shore Drive during rush hour when there were < 5,000 mi on the clock. It...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 720
Posted By Junkman
I would fix everything from the hoses going to...

I would fix everything from the hoses going to the caliper and below. A lower fluid level in the rear compartment of the master cylinder confirms the leak in the front part of the system. The rear...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Junkman
I've always run 1 flavor or another of synthetic...

I've always run 1 flavor or another of synthetic diesel oil in the SDs to enable easy starts in TN winters.

Neither SD needed new sway bar bushings at 200 - 250,000 mi. The FSM said to remove the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Junkman
I hate it when broke people do stoopid **** to...

I hate it when broke people do stoopid **** to save 50 cents and put everyone else on the road in danger.

If you can't afford a trailer, that means by definition that you can't afford to fix what...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Junkman
My 617 leaked. Then I bought a gasket set...

My 617 leaked. Then I bought a gasket set (Elring I think), took it down to the long block and sealed everything. It hasn't leaked since.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-18-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Junkman
I'm cheap and don't want to pony up the...

I'm cheap and don't want to pony up the subscription price that seems more appropriate for newer cars and shops. It's been at least 10 years since I bought the 126 disks but I don't remember where...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Junkman
Unless you want to build the injectors and go...

Unless you want to build the injectors and go through the learning curve, just send them to Greazzer (unless he's quit building them).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Junkman
Where is the 123 FSM

I'm moving towards getting started on my newly acquired 85TD and need some body information. All of the 123 links seem to be dead.



Does anyone have the disks stored that they can share? I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By Junkman
What did you use to clean the engine bay? Same...

What did you use to clean the engine bay? Same as carpets?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Junkman
You need new caps if they leak. Will also need...

You need new caps if they leak. Will also need to make a cap to go onto the MC to let the fluid into the MC that doesn't leak. I'm remembering vents in the main cap that got liquid steel since it's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
1st pic

It will be a little while before I can deal with the seat or trans.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-09-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
I had a few minutes to look more today. ...

I had a few minutes to look more today.

There are leaves caught in the trim near the rear windows. That may account for the rust. Leaves above the rear hatch. Leaves in the front by the battery...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
85TD - bought it for $700. I'll post pics later...

85TD - bought it for $700. I'll post pics later this week. I was afraid she'd say it's special and worth $5000. She said $700 and I said "sold" and took the cash out. It was too cheap and too...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Junkman
I have an 84 and 85SD. The locks on the 85 are...

I have an 84 and 85SD. The locks on the 85 are unmolested and the key works all locks.

That same key also works 1 of the doors on the 84 but not the ignition. I read somewhere that there were...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
Has anyone used this conversion or similar and...

Has anyone used this conversion or similar and had a good outcome?

300TD SLS Conversion (http://slsconversion.com/)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
I haven't paid attention because I haven't needed...

I haven't paid attention because I haven't needed to. Does the above mean that the current state when the rear goes out is that the car drives like crap and the rear causes the front to wear?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Junkman
Possible 300TD purchase

One of my neighbors has a 123 wagon for sale I think with a 617. I've never dealt with a 123 or a wagon. What major things are different from an 81-85 SD? Does this car have the SLS that I've read...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-04-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Junkman
I saw a MAACO job that looked decent at the local...

I saw a MAACO job that looked decent at the local car show that happens monthly across from my house during the summer. The guy did his own body work, taped it and had them shoot it.

I'm going to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Junkman
It's the new Volvo that is utilitarian. Even the...

It's the new Volvo that is utilitarian. Even the guy who quit wanted more than $2,000. He quit because it "wasn't worth his time". That saga is closed with hard feelings and I wouldn't urinate on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Junkman
I sent the guy the paint code yesterday so that...

I sent the guy the paint code yesterday so that he could get a materials list. He wants to do an hourly deal at $40/hr. I've seen his work and the paint looks great but I've never painted so can't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Junkman
Torn between painting and trashing 85SD

I had a guy start down the path of painting my SD. He did a decent job of repairing the rust under the rear window gasket, mostly stripped the exterior, sanded to the point where I don't want to put...
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