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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By pimpernell
The last thing I want to try is putting my life...

The last thing I want to try is putting my life on the line to save a few bucks when in comes to working with the springs!!!!






mercedes spring compressor tool
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,618
Posted By pimpernell
Dark oil with a grayish tint could be caused by...

Dark oil with a grayish tint could be caused by either connecting rod, or main bearing material breaking down due to lack of oil pressure. As other posters suggested, if you can get the car home,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By pimpernell
In my 96 E300d purchased used from a private...

In my 96 E300d purchased used from a private dealer, I removed the rear seat, and there was about 5 pounds of M and M s located under the seat. If there were in bags it would have been a gold mine,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By pimpernell
Don't know if this helps................ ...

Don't know if this helps................

https://www.*******.com/products/mercedes-differential-mount-1243511342-1243511343
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By pimpernell
Please don't take any offense, but if you...

Please don't take any offense, but if you replaced the oil filter, are you sure that you put the rubber seals in correctly?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-17-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,223
Posted By pimpernell
Been here 13 years...............and this forum...

Been here 13 years...............and this forum has and had some of the sharpest mechanics you will find anywhere. Great innovators and instructors, always willing to help. Some of the old timers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By pimpernell
You might want to take a look at their services: ...

You might want to take a look at their services:





https://www.pressertech.com/mercedes-ecm-repair-eis-repair-mercedes-ecu-repair/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,502
Posted By pimpernell
I loved restoring vintage sports cars and doing...

I loved restoring vintage sports cars and doing my own work on the Mercedes, but age catches up with all of us. If I crawl under my car to do some work, I pay the price with 2-3 days of aches and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By pimpernell
Any possibility that you may have picked up some...

Any possibility that you may have picked up some bad fuel on the last fill up?? All you need to have a problem is a little water in the fuel. Good luck!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By pimpernell
This might be out in left field, but have you...

This might be out in left field, but have you checked the front spring perches?? They are buried under the factory rubberized coating, and even if the coating is intact and looks good, they can be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By pimpernell
New Jersey price: Premium $2.54

New Jersey price:





Premium
$2.54
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By pimpernell
It may just come down to...

It may just come down to economics..............price of regular gas in New Jersey is $2.29, a gallon, with diesel running $3.33 a gallon.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By pimpernell
As another poster mentioned, I would give the...

As another poster mentioned, I would give the spring perches a careful look. On my 96E300d I had the car on a lift having tires rotated. I took a close look at both spring perches at that time, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By pimpernell
https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-treatments/luca...

https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-treatments/lucas-anti-gel-cold-weather-diesel-treatment
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By pimpernell
"Shotgunning" parts with parts of "unknown...

"Shotgunning" parts with parts of "unknown condition" from a non running vehicle is a good way to waste time and money.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By pimpernell
First thing on the AGENDA should be the weakest...

First thing on the AGENDA should be the weakest point..........the SPRING PERCHES!!! I would have them inspected by a reputable shop, and DO NOT go by how nice the factory coating looks like. Mine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By pimpernell
There is a BIG difference in how the engine will...

There is a BIG difference in how the engine will idle without the proper clutch pulley installed.



The clutch pulley allows the alternator's heavy rotor to overrun, absorbing shock, each ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By pimpernell
The 96 E300D does have a clutch pulley. As for...

The 96 E300D does have a clutch pulley. As for being sluggish, you might want to check the resonator flaps in the intake manifold to make sure that they are functioning correctly. Good luck!!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By pimpernell
As another poster mentioned, it sounds like a...

As another poster mentioned, it sounds like a connecting rod bearing that is going bad. Good luck!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By pimpernell
Do yourself a favor and as another poster...

Do yourself a favor and as another poster mentioned, check the alternator for a bad diode. Its an easy test to do with a multi tester. Disconnect the battery. Disconnect the battery cable from the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By pimpernell
You can usually find it as you did in a tractor...

You can usually find it as you did in a tractor supply store, or a marine supply store. I too had excellent results using their products.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-18-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By pimpernell
That information should have been given right at...

That information should have been given right at the beginning. Changes the whole equation. Depending on the home brew setup, it can cause a host of issues not found in an engine run on straight...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By pimpernell
Nice looking ride...........lots of good luck and...

Nice looking ride...........lots of good luck and many happy miles.................
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,874
Posted By pimpernell
Resonator flaps in the intake manifold have to...

Resonator flaps in the intake manifold have to work properly!!!! The car will run fine at slow speed, by will bog down at higher speed and rpms!!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-05-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By pimpernell
There are members on this forum that have the...

There are members on this forum that have the ability to diagnose and fix the a/c system, but it is a whole different animal to start from scratch for the do-it-yourself mechanic. There are some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,275
Posted By pimpernell
I have personally only seen that kind of damage...

I have personally only seen that kind of damage once. I had a Suzuki 3 cyl, two cycle motor cycle years ago. On this bike, they had an oil collector tube full of small holes that ran the length of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By pimpernell
There is an old saying: "No GOOD deed goes...

There is an old saying: "No GOOD deed goes unpunished"


The phrase 'No good deed goes unpunished' is a sardonic commentary on the frequency with which acts of kindness backfire on those who...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By pimpernell
How does this have anything to do with Mercedes...

How does this have anything to do with Mercedes Diesels?????????
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By pimpernell
Take a look at this..........it might give you...

Take a look at this..........it might give you some ideas:


https://www.2carpros.com/questions/mercedes-benz-300d-1997-mercedes-benz-300d-fan-clutch-removal
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By pimpernell
Helps to know the year and model of the car you...

Helps to know the year and model of the car you are working on.
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