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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By 280EZRider
I agree, it's most likely the bearing from the...

I agree, it's most likely the bearing from the pulley. The belt arrangement is quite simple> compressor to pulley to crank and back. Idle is right about the bolt. It's tapered to fit correctly, but I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum Yesterday, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By 280EZRider
I can't tell what that thing is, but it is...

I can't tell what that thing is, but it is apparently mounted on the AC idler pulley mount, which seems to be intact. If you look carefully, you can see the 10mm adjusting bolt for belt tension as...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By 280EZRider
Try pulling up the antenna by hand immediately...

Try pulling up the antenna by hand immediately after starting it electrically. If after giving it a running start and it continues upward on its own even if slowly, it's probably the bearing on the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By 280EZRider
You don't mention the year of your car, but an 85...

You don't mention the year of your car, but an 85 SEL has this> Fuse 12 8A white Stop-turn signal lamp, instrument cluster, diagnostic, warning monitor term. 8, cruise control, tachometer. Most MB...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By 280EZRider
With the 2 pics, we can easily see the...

With the 2 pics, we can easily see the difference, although it is just at the top rear corner. It would seem that from the bottom of the windows to the bottom of the door, front and rear are the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-16-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By 280EZRider
The sedan and wagon use the same front doors, so...

The sedan and wagon use the same front doors, so the rear doors must be the same between models as well. However to be sure, I would check with the classic center in Irvine before making making the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-16-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By 280EZRider
I would check, as previously stated, the belt for...

I would check, as previously stated, the belt for looseness - which can cause squealing. If it's too tight, it could cause the adjuster pulley to squeal as well as wear down the pulley's bearing.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-16-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By 280EZRider
The sensor you see should be the temperature...

The sensor you see should be the temperature sensor that tells the EGR valve via vacuum when to open. The fact that it's not connected to either vacuum hose indicates that the EGR valve is disabled....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By 280EZRider
It's been so long that I can't remember, but I...

It's been so long that I can't remember, but I don't think I ever ran the additional ground that you mention. !.2w bulb sounds right, the same bulb that goes behind the temp and fan control switches...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By 280EZRider
You should have another smaller vacuum reservoir...

You should have another smaller vacuum reservoir inside the rear portion of the left front fender behind the wheel well valance. Also a check-valve on - if I remember correctly - the yellow vacuum...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By 280EZRider
Yes, the extra hole is for rear fogs in Europe -...

Yes, the extra hole is for rear fogs in Europe - in fact, if you remove the headlamp switch knob and install the proper bulb in the recepticle in the center of the shaft, when you pull the knob to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-05-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By 280EZRider
Actually, replacing the transmission mount first...

Actually, replacing the transmission mount first would help the engine remain in place during motor mount replacement, as it is the only mount holding the engine in place once the motor mounts are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-28-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By 280EZRider
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-27-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By 280EZRider
On the highway, lack of cops permitting, I...

On the highway, lack of cops permitting, I usually cruise between 80 and 100 mph. 21 years ago while traveling in Mexico, I cruised at 110 mph (4800 rpm) most of the day. The highest I've had the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-27-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By 280EZRider
I did this very thing on a Volvo 240 wagon some...

I did this very thing on a Volvo 240 wagon some years ago, except rather than a bolt through the halves, I welded them together. The improvement in appearance was remarkable.

I wouldn't be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-10-2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By 280EZRider
If I remember correctly, it's 52.

If I remember correctly, it's 52.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By 280EZRider
If you want the manual variant, then get the...

If you want the manual variant, then get the frame for the TD - it will fit your car. The TD only came with manual set ups as there was no place to put the cable motor. You will need a few different...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By 280EZRider
I assume you are referring to your 300D. All...

I assume you are referring to your 300D. All seats would have to be removed, while it's a simple task, and then it's still questionable if the B pillar would present an obstacle. The main problem is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By 280EZRider
This should help ...

This should help

https://www.tonk.ca/models/w123/w123CD2/Program/Engine/615/03-340.pdf
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-16-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By 280EZRider
I agree with the comment on retaining the...

I agree with the comment on retaining the original color, as well as single stage paint as that is what was used on cars of your vintage. Original paint is wonderful, but a respray is quite...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-09-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,523
Posted By 280EZRider
It looks real straight, plus it has the Euro...

It looks real straight, plus it has the Euro benefit of no horrible auto CC that comes in US market cars, causing endless headaches. Obviously the undercarriage has been cleaned, but I see a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By 280EZRider
W123 Maintenance Disk ist kaput

I'm hoping there is at least one computer guy here who can provide us access to W123 maintenance via the disk now that it is no longer supported by adobe acrobat reader. Possibly a back door approach?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-29-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By 280EZRider
A very common problem with MB reverse lights not...

A very common problem with MB reverse lights not working is found at the neutral safety switch mounted on the left side of the transmission - automatic. It has an adjustment tab that can be moved to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-19-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By 280EZRider
I agree with all that you say. I too have that...

I agree with all that you say. I too have that same size funnel - good to know about the relation of its size to amount of fluid. Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By 280EZRider
You could most likely use the rear and center...

You could most likely use the rear and center mufflers from the Diesel - single pipe thru both - but not the header pipe as its bends are different from the 230E. Possibly the pipes would work with...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-17-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By 280EZRider
As long as the TC has a drain plug, to not drain...

As long as the TC has a drain plug, to not drain it is like changing engine oil w/o changing the filter. Anyway, I don't need a dipstick. The space between max/min can't possibly be more than a quart...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By 280EZRider
722.1 dipstick reading

Just in case there is no response in vintage: Has anyone ever seen a MB publication, listing the number of pts / mls between max/min on the 722.1 transmission dipstick? Of course we all figure it out...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-16-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By 280EZRider
722.1 dipstick reading

Has anyone ever seen a MB publication, listing the number of pts / mls between max/min on the 722.1 transmission dipstick? Of course we all figure it out by trail and error, but it would be nice to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-01-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By 280EZRider
If the electric water pump is missing, consider...

If the electric water pump is missing, consider that they are bloody expensive to replace, at least from MB. A brand new manual Heater Control Valve by comparison is around $65, which is a fraction...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By 280EZRider
Yes, so as to simulate the car being on the...

Yes, so as to simulate the car being on the ground, although the best way is to have it on a drive-on lift with its weight on the wheels. Sorry about the confusion - both left and right lower control...
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