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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,348
Posted By diesel don
Grand Rapids, MI says yes to oil. Plus, if you're...

Grand Rapids, MI says yes to oil. Plus, if you're lean around Glacier, MT, let me know and I'll bug a friend on your behalf

Great idea by the way. Have you thought about a small trailer with a...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 09-19-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,253
Posted By diesel don
I appreciate the range of replies. And in truth,...

I appreciate the range of replies. And in truth, half my question is only conceptual as I'm still trying to get my 'mental' arms around what happens when fuel is injected (is it burned, compressed,...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 09-17-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,253
Posted By diesel don
Filtered, used motor oil & WVO

We've gone round and round on this before, but wondering (for the sake of recycling used motor oil) if the oil was filtered extremely well, if anyone burns 10% through their WVO as it's heated before...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Yep, did it on 'Arne', the nice 'China Blue' one....

Yep, did it on 'Arne', the nice 'China Blue' one.

Wasn't the 240D a China also?

dp
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
I currently have the Greasecar temp sender but...

I currently have the Greasecar temp sender but suspect it.

After I install the FPHE, I'll get a good feel for when the car is ready to switch and then calibrate the current setup (adjust in my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Yep, I missed your location. That seems even...

Yep, I missed your location. That seems even better (between aux pump and engine, over the alt). It's starting to make more and more sense in my brain (takes awhile to get it).

I'm going to do two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Good idea on the fuse. Will add that to the list....

Good idea on the fuse. Will add that to the list. It'd make sense that the additional flow would relieve some pressure from the monovalve, but this is from my 'rookie' mind. Didn't know what a FPHE...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,786
Posted By diesel don
For what it's worth, our conversion went...

For what it's worth, our conversion went perfectly and yielded 5 good years, before selling it.

1. Didn't monkey with balancing FW, tho the advice here is good.
2. Used a FW from a 300 parts...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Pizzachef: Thanks a bunch as 'light...

Pizzachef:

Thanks a bunch as 'light bulbs' are coming on in my mind.

1. I'm measuring the temp of the VO at the output (brass) on the top of the heated fuel filter, but I suspect it's not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
That's really starting to make sense, with the...

That's really starting to make sense, with the downstream Monovalve pressure. What's even more complicating is that prior to the install, I knew my monovalve was shot cuz the AC was blowing only hot....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Thanks! It sounds like our coolant hoses are...

Thanks!

It sounds like our coolant hoses are in the same place. I'll keep an eye on the thermostat, but it is allowing the car to achieve about 85-90C before opening. Cool

thanks again

dd
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By diesel don
Greasecar Installed & Only 110F...Need Heat!

From searching the forum, I note that many of you opted to ADD a FPHE (Flat Plate Heat Exchanger) to bump your heat up. I have a few questions relative to additional heat (1984 300DT):

1. In...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By diesel don
Near Rockford, MI You're right on the...

Near Rockford, MI

You're right on the flywheel. I was fortunate to get a $200 parts car before I even knew what I had.

dp
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By diesel don
1982/84 4-speed conversion

For sale is our trusted 1982 300DT 4 speed Conversion of 240d Manual w/ 4 speed chassis (1982) with 300d-turbo (1983 engine)

235k Miles. At the time of conversion (9/03), the chassis had 194k...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By diesel don
Collect some other opinions, but I think its a...

Collect some other opinions, but I think its a monovalve. I remember mine fluctuating and sure enough, that was the issue. Plus, it's cheap and easy to repair, that is, if you can find a used one...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,958
Posted By diesel don
Thorsen: I have a converted manual 4...

Thorsen:

I have a converted manual 4 speed with a 300 turbo diesel in it.

Grand Rapids, MI

It only goes to a good home, otherwise the money gained is not worth it.

$1000
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By diesel don
Agree with previous post. If my memory...

Agree with previous post.

If my memory serves me, the number one plug is often the problem related to the light.

I gave up years ago and simply bench tested them. There is no rhyme or reason to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By diesel don
I had a very similar experience, having had to...

I had a very similar experience, having had to wail on it from the top as well. Thanks for the reminder of unpleasant memories :)

dd
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,892
Posted By diesel don
I did the swap in an opposite application. 300D...

I did the swap in an opposite application. 300D turbo engine into a 123, 240-D manual car (whose engine had blown)

Still have it out back. We enjoyed it for five years or so and it was very...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By diesel don
I've discovered that some of the older glo plugs...

I've discovered that some of the older glo plugs last longer than new ones, so I've gone to only replacing those that are bad.

I take them out and bench test them. Put them in a vice and put...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By diesel don
I tend to rate cars in terms of longevity and...

I tend to rate cars in terms of longevity and dependability, so I like the swap. Talking about a 'herd wandering in' made me laugh aloud. I had that disease once and enjoyed it immensely. I'm down to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By diesel don
I've had the problem twice, but never done the...

I've had the problem twice, but never done the B-2. Opted for tranny swaps both times as I had a couple on hand.

Your assessment sounds accurate however. In one situation I had gradual flaring and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By diesel don
Did we talk about two months ago? Seems vaguely...

Did we talk about two months ago? Seems vaguely familiar....like you called and we discovered that my cars for sale were all the way up in Michigan!

I thought we talked of grease and such....
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By diesel don
How cold is it up there? Was it sitting outside...

How cold is it up there? Was it sitting outside for more than 24 hours?

I've also had one very bizarre issue where the wires that ran down the passenger side of the engine bay rubbed and fried out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By diesel don
I've just rubbed some leather conditioner in....

I've just rubbed some leather conditioner in. Usually I forget about it later anyway and its not as obvious.

The wood panels seem to be available by others who are parting out.

dp
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By diesel don
I've replaced several of these and not had a...

I've replaced several of these and not had a problem. Just wacked the snot out of the drift and yank it downward.

Hopefully, you just had a difficult situation.

Diesel Don
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,028
Posted By diesel don
Walt: 'Trouble Free Car' is a dream and...

Walt:

'Trouble Free Car' is a dream and especially regarding a 22 year old car. I've had 20 months of trouble free driving on occasion, but only after bringing them up to speed.
If you like...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-19-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By diesel don
Any offers on this one? Thanks Diesel...

Any offers on this one?

Thanks

Diesel Don
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-17-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By diesel don
Good humor on the forum. The reason I left...

Good humor on the forum.

The reason I left 240D on the trunk lid is the same conclusion you might come to when purchasing annual plates. Try comparing an 83 300DT to a 82 240D.

I'm in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-17-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By diesel don
You're right in that my phrase sounds a lot like...

You're right in that my phrase sounds a lot like you hear on ebay. But I think you'll find me 100% honest. I've charged the AC every year prior to this one. The last charge in 07 lasted about 2...
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