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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By ezrider
How many miles were on your injectors before you replaced them?

How many miles were on your injectors before you replaced them?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By ezrider
350SDL Fuel Injectors-How Long Do They Last?

Can anyone comment on how many miles 350SDL injectors are generally good for?

Do new injectors need to be calibrated by the installing shop or are they received by the shop ready to install?
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 40,068
Posted By ezrider
I read some where a long time ago that some or...

I read some where a long time ago that some or all 3.5 engines produced after November 1991 had the updated rods, can anyone verify this?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,093
Posted By ezrider
Best Diesel Fuel Brands- Do Different Brands Really Make Any Difference?

Is there really any difference between the different brands of diesel fuel?

Can anyone comment on which diesel fuel brands they consider to be superior and why that might be?

Thank you.
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By ezrider
W126 Front Wheel Bearings Replacement?

How much shop time should it take to replace these bearings and what would be an estimated price for the bearings themselves from a competent indie shop today? Vehicle is a 1991 W126.

Thank you.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By ezrider
My mechanic says that all the parts that could...

My mechanic says that all the parts that could cause the problem are ok.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By ezrider
How are the front wheel bearings adjustable?...

How are the front wheel bearings adjustable? Wheels are not bent.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 40,068
Posted By ezrider
I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL....

I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL. Original engine is still going strong no sign of a rod problem whatsoever.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By ezrider
1991 W126 Wheel Shake Problem?

I have a 1991 W126 chassis with new Michelin MXV 205/65/R15 tires that are shaking the steering wheel starting at 53 MPH. Switching rear tires to front produces same result. Tires have been Road...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By ezrider
I'm the original (and proud) owner of a 1991...

I'm the original (and proud) owner of a 1991 350SDL with 206K miles on it now, original engine, still going strong, no rod issues, I did change the head gasket at 175K miles, best car I have ever...
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 01-29-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By ezrider
Knoxville - Can Any New shops Be Added Here?

Just moved to the Knoxville area, are there any updates that can be added for good shops in Knoxville?

Thank you.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By ezrider
Some 350SDL's are great. I bought my 1991 new and...

Some 350SDL's are great. I bought my 1991 new and have no indication of the rod problem after 197K miles, best car I have ever owned, I have owned a lot of cars.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By ezrider
My 1991 350SDL purchased new by me has 197K miles...

My 1991 350SDL purchased new by me has 197K miles on it now and has no signs of a bent rod. Engine was built 12/91, don't know if it has the updated rods or not. Has been a terrific car.
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 05-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,350
Posted By ezrider
I have been using German Imports on Walsingham...

I have been using German Imports on Walsingham Rd. in Largo, Fl (Pinellass county-Tampa Bay) the last few years and have been VERY happy with them, they are also Bosch certified, family operation,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 63,555
Posted By ezrider
I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL that...

I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL that currently has 197K miles on it. My engine was built 12/91. I have no indications of a rod problem, the car continues to amaze me and still looks...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,152
Posted By ezrider
W126 Rear Suspension Has Clunk Noise When Making A Slow Speed Turn - What Is It?

I am the original owner of a 1991 W126 with 196K miles on it.

I'm getting a single clunk noise on low speed turns that seems to be coming from the rear suspension. Shop says it is likely a lower...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By ezrider
Jim, It's a single one time clunk when I...

Jim,

It's a single one time clunk when I hear it. What kind of joint are you talking about? Seperated from what?

Thank you.
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By ezrider
W126 Sway Bar Question?

My 1991 W126 with 196K miles which I have had since new has never had rear sway bar bushings replaced.

Today I noticed a loud clunk coming from the rear of the car when going around corners and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By ezrider
My waterpump was weeping, unknown by me, until it...

My waterpump was weeping, unknown by me, until it was replaced. As I recall (I think?) the wrong kind of ant-freeze can cause corrossion in the head, but maybe I'm wrong on this? The anti-freeze...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By ezrider
My 1991 350SDL holds 8 quarts.

My 1991 350SDL holds 8 quarts.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By ezrider
I have been using German Imports on Walsingham...

I have been using German Imports on Walsingham Rd in Largo for a couple of years now and have been pleased with them, they are also Bosch certified. 727-596-1374. I only notice MB's and Beemers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By ezrider
I am the original owner of a 350SDL with 190K...

I am the original owner of a 350SDL with 190K miles on it, no issues running fine now.

At around 150K the operating temp started creeping up. I changed out the fan clutch and thermostat which...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,901
Posted By ezrider
I have never heard of or read any posts where any...

I have never heard of or read any posts where any of these 350SDL engines with the updated rods installed by MB have experienced rod failure.

After as many miles as I have (189K) and 17 years of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,901
Posted By ezrider
I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL that now...

I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL that now has 189K miles on it. No indication of rod problems and the engine continues to perform as expected. My engine was built 12/90 and I don't know if it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By ezrider
Significantly increased oil consumption should...

Significantly increased oil consumption should alert you before it happens.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,212
Posted By ezrider
Don't panic about rod bending. I am the original...

Don't panic about rod bending. I am the original owner of a 1991 350SDL with 188K miles on it and it is doing fine, sweet car. My engine was built 12/90, I don't know if it has the beeffier rods in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,984
Posted By ezrider
My turbo diesel burns more oil with in town/city...

My turbo diesel burns more oil with in town/city driving than with interstate driving, why would it be different?

Thank you.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By ezrider
Mine also had an incredible amount of gunk in the...

Mine also had an incredible amount of gunk in the intake too at 75K miles when a turbo bearing started to fail. Disabled EGR by putting ball bearing in vacuum hose. Has 188K on it now and it is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By ezrider
Great car, I'm the original owner of one with...

Great car, I'm the original owner of one with 186K miles on it, running fine. It likes Italian tune ups.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By ezrider
There are some good 350SDL's out there, I have...

There are some good 350SDL's out there, I have one.

I am the original owner of one that now has 186K miles on it. I have not had any major engine issues and it still runs great.

My engine was...
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