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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shadetreemechan
I have been forced by the amount of junk I have...

I have been forced by the amount of junk I have to tag things with zip tie noting date of removal, vehicle, and condition.
When I don't I do stupid stuff like installing a 100 degree thermostat...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shadetreemechan
Well, I didn't throw the old pump away. As with...

Well, I didn't throw the old pump away. As with most pulled parts it was marked bad and put on the shelf. As these age I keep more and more parts assuming rebuild will be my only option at some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-07-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shadetreemechan
I think I had it all back together in under two...

I think I had it all back together in under two hours, but I have had the fan off on this car several times in the last couple of years. A siezed bolt in the waterpump and this project could easily...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-07-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shadetreemechan
vaccuum pump failure and replacement

This is a post for people like me who tend to search this forum more than post. Before tackling this project I spent some time on this forum looking around and didn't find anyone with my experience....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-07-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By shadetreemechan
I assume that is a before picture of your...

I assume that is a before picture of your regulator. In order to get mine straight I had to remove the motor. That whole plate should be straight and the motor gear aligned perfectly with the swing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-14-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By shadetreemechan
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By shadetreemechan
I have bought them before from the dealer and was...

I have bought them before from the dealer and was surprised how quickly they came.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By shadetreemechan
I usually put axle in and measure from inside lip...

I usually put axle in and measure from inside lip of housing to where the clip goes in. Then remove axle and add shims. I have a pile from other cars and mix and match till I find the right...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-02-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By shadetreemechan
Thanks @sugarbear. Wrenches arrived today. I...

Thanks @sugarbear. Wrenches arrived today. I will try them out this weekend.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By shadetreemechan
@Sugar Bear. I never got your pm. Snibble. I...

@Sugar Bear. I never got your pm.
Snibble. I PMed. Please let me know a price.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-18-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By shadetreemechan
WTB valve adjusting wrenches for 617

Anyone have an extra set laying around?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By shadetreemechan
Its the same where visible, but attaches to the...

Its the same where visible, but attaches to the undercarriage differently underneath so it will take a little fabrication depending on how far underneath the rust reaches.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By shadetreemechan
Using the phone you can see it. With blower out...

Using the phone you can see it. With blower out lay phone on its side and slide it into the cavity. There is a point where you can see the screen while it is pointed at the evaporator. I used that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By shadetreemechan
123 evaporator cleaning

I found several threads about this and figured it might be worth adding my $.02 worth of info.
My 85 wagon has always had anemic ac. Blower is constantly on high but there seemed to be little air...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By shadetreemechan
Funny yall should mention the evap coil. I...

Funny yall should mention the evap coil. I bought a coil cleaning kit for it and have been scratching my head about the best way to take it on. Right now our 85 is the daily driver and with 453000...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By shadetreemechan
Things to do while dash is out?

I am doing a dash swap on my 84 wagon. While its out I have replaced all vac pods, put in new stereo head unit, new speakers, sending cruise amp to Kris for rebuild, replaced expansion valve (doing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,353
Posted By shadetreemechan
I usually check the shocks, but don't replace...

I usually check the shocks, but don't replace unless they have no resistance left. I have a pile of spares on the shelf I have saved over time, so have never bought new ones. Per the quality issue,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By shadetreemechan
I have not found a way to get to the upper...

I have not found a way to get to the upper bearing without removing the cage.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By shadetreemechan
The actual switch for the light is on the...

The actual switch for the light is on the tailgate lock mechanism on the passenger side.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,842
Posted By shadetreemechan
I had a vw dasher with a diesel that had been run...

I had a vw dasher with a diesel that had been run low on oil. It burned a quart between fillups so on a long trip I had to stop at half a tank and add oil. I drove it all over the country that way....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By shadetreemechan
Very cool. I have been wondering what to do with...

Very cool. I have been wondering what to do with that pile of bicycle inner tubes.....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By shadetreemechan
As for repair longevity, I spliced a burn on the...

As for repair longevity, I spliced a burn on the board of my Klima module in an advance auto parking lot 10 years ago. We were on a road trip to FL and the compressor had quit engaging.
Its still...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By shadetreemechan
I just spliced several of my door seals. We will...

I just spliced several of my door seals. We will see how that goes. Some knucklehead must have tried to break in my 84 with a coat hanger at some point. Both seals on the passenger side had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By shadetreemechan
Where the hatch top meets the roof looks pretty...

Where the hatch top meets the roof looks pretty good to me. The left right adjustment probably did (and can again) happen with slight bending of the hinges. They will bend pretty easily with the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By shadetreemechan
We hauled our pop up across country east to west...

We hauled our pop up across country east to west and north to south with our 85 TD. I have hauled a livestock trailer on longer trips with it as well, but never to get more than a few sheep or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By shadetreemechan
Only luck I have had with the rear hatch is...

Only luck I have had with the rear hatch is literally one or two bolts at a time. For up and down loosen both on one side just till it slides, for in and out loosen one on one side and lift or pull...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By shadetreemechan
Every time I buy flex disks they come with new...

Every time I buy flex disks they come with new bolts.
BTW old bolts make excellent shear pins for a bush hog.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By shadetreemechan
With seat out, flip it over and remove the spring...

With seat out, flip it over and remove the spring and handle holding the ratcheting mechanism. Once you are not fighting the handle and toothed mechanism, I have always been able to get the holes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By shadetreemechan
Look at the door in comparison to the back one. ...

Look at the door in comparison to the back one. Is it protruding out overall or just on the top? Is the top line of the door inline with the rear?
These things can offer clues. Someone had tried...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By shadetreemechan
I have had bad luck with the axles with those...

I have had bad luck with the axles with those long "cans". My assumption is that the cans are a manufacturing short cut to allow a generic axle with cv's on both ends to be produced in mass and the...
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