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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By garyrl
Thanks, but I found a new one for $14.50 at mbz ....

Thanks, but I found a new one for $14.50 at mbz . org, which is apparently also the seller in the link you provided.

G
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By garyrl
SLS part needed for 300TD wagon

Help, I'm trying to locate a cap for the SLS hydraulic fluid reservoir tank on my '81 wagon. AnYone know where I can locate a used one?

Gary
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By garyrl
Too Much Oil???

I topped off my engine oil today, after replacing the shaft seal in the SLS pump, and apperantly overfilled it about a 1/4 of a quart. On the dipstick, the level reads about 3/16" to 1/4" above max...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By garyrl
Thanks for the replys. Apparently, the leak in...

Thanks for the replys. Apparently, the leak in the system has been occuring for about 4 weeks now. So, my guess is that the engine oil has made back to the rear. The res dip stick reads about about...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By garyrl
Engine oil in SLS Fluid

I have an ’81 300TD Wagon and recently replaced the engine with a remanufactured engine. After the install, I noticed that the engine oil was dropping, but there appeared to be no leak or smoke from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By garyrl
Transmission Leaking

I have a leak in my transmission that appears to be coming from where the throttle linkage enters the transmission, which is just above the transmission pan and forward of the transmission line that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-03-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,798
Posted By garyrl
225/16's on the front and 245/16's on the back.

225/16's on the front and 245/16's on the back.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-03-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,798
Posted By garyrl
Sweet ride BenzBar!!! I prefer the Penta's, but...

Sweet ride BenzBar!!! I prefer the Penta's, but I'm biased. Take a look at my wagon and you'll understand why...16x8 AMG Penta's and 45mm lowering springs.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By garyrl
Rear brakes on '81 300TD

I need to replace the rear brakes on my '81 300TD. Is it true that the pads can be replaced without removing the brake caliper? What is the procedure?

Thanks,
Gary
Forum: Alternative Fuels 04-07-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By garyrl
Hey BioDiesel300TD, I too live in Eugene and...

Hey BioDiesel300TD,

I too live in Eugene and drive a 300TD that is powered by biodesiel. We should get together sometime and compare cars and bio stories.

Gary
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By garyrl
I had a new set of bilstien comfort shocks on...

I had a new set of bilstien comfort shocks on mine, but didn't like the soft ride so i switched to HD's. I like the ride much better now as the car does not roll as much in the curves and is much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By garyrl
Oops, my bad...you lengthen the rod to lower the...

Oops, my bad...you lengthen the rod to lower the rear and shorten it, to raise the rear.

Thanks wannawagon. I got my springs from GMP Performance, but i think i got the last set. Thier web site...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2005, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By garyrl
I adjusted/lowered my rear suspension by...

I adjusted/lowered my rear suspension by tightening (shortening) the adjustable link, between the sway bar and control valve arm. I replaced my front springs with lowering springs and then adjusted...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-06-2005, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By garyrl
Hey Brandon, I live in Eugene. The card lock...

Hey Brandon, I live in Eugene. The card lock station here offers b100 retail (cash/check), but unfortunitly for you, they only do it on satudays 10:00am - 2:00pm. Can't help you w/ 10 gallons, as all...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-05-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By garyrl
* Oregon * a card lock station here in town...

* Oregon
* a card lock station here in town (see sqbiofuels.com)
* $3.50/gal OUCH!!!

BTW, my car is '81 300TD.

Gary
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-05-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By garyrl
I Made the Switch - to Biodiesel

Today, for the first time, I filled my tank with biodisel, a 50/50 blend of b100 and dino diesel. I'm very excited about the switch. I will continue with a 50/50 blend until I know all the sludge is...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-04-2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By garyrl
Biodiesel - Fuel Line Replacement

Does anyone know if the OEM fuel lines and injector lines, for an '81 300TD, at the Mercedes dealer are biodiesel compatible (i.e. synthetic, Vitron, etc.) ?

Thanks,
Gary
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-02-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By garyrl
Thanks for the replys. Bio Luke, I...

Thanks for the replys.



Bio Luke, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Alternative Fuels 03-02-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By garyrl
'81 300TD switch to Biodiesel

I'd like to switch to a Bio blend in my '81 300TD. Other than fuel line replacement, filter changes, and tank cleaning, are there any other components that need to be replaced (i.e. internal injector...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-26-2004, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,972
Posted By garyrl
New 16" AMG rims - What size tires?

I just scored a set of 16x8" (ET11) AMG rims off of ebay (see attached pics). These will be mounted on my '81 300TD. What tire size should I go with, 225/50, 225/55, 215/50, 215/55, 205/50 or 205/55?...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2004, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By garyrl
What's the big deal if a zero-feedback bidder...

What's the big deal if a zero-feedback bidder wants to bid on a car? We were all a zero-feedback bidder at one time.

BTW, I scored a '81 300TD on ebay for $1700 and it was, and still is, in mint...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-08-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By garyrl
I contacted BBS and they told me these 16"x8"...

I contacted BBS and they told me these 16"x8" rims are ET11. Will they work on a 123 or will they hit the fenders?

Thanks,
Gary
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-06-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By garyrl
Luke - 16" BBS on 123?

Do know if 16" BBS rims, #KBA 0166 BBS 238 E111 8JX16H2, from a 1984 500SEC, will fit a 1981 300TD? Do you know the offset of the BBS rims?

Thanks,
Gary
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-29-2004, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By garyrl
Turns out one accumulator is leaking. The shocks...

Turns out one accumulator is leaking. The shocks are dry and not leaking.

Thanks for the replys.

Gary
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-28-2004, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By garyrl
Just took a break here at work and went out to...

Just took a break here at work and went out to the car and looked under the hood. I didn't see any signs of leakage around the pump, lines or the reservoir. There seemed to be a small puddle of oil...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-28-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By garyrl
Self Leveling Suspension - Air in lines

My SLS has a leak somewhere and is getting air in the lines. I noticed last weekend that the rear of the car had dropped. I climbed underneath and manually pushed the control valve lever up, nothing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-27-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By garyrl
17" wheel fitment

Will 17"x 8" wheels (20mm offset, 5x112 bolt pattern) and 225/45-17 tires fit my '81 300TD? The car will soon have 45mm lowering springs on the front. Will they rub the fender wells or suspension?
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,567
Posted By garyrl
I would sure like to borrow a spring compressing...

I would sure like to borrow a spring compressing tool for the front springs of my'81 300TD!!! :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2004, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By garyrl
I paid $1700 back in March for a CA wagon, on...

I paid $1700 back in March for a CA wagon, on ebay, plus $200 airfare from Oregon. Good deals can actually be found there, although it was kinda scarey. Car is in mint condition and I am extremely...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2004, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,614
Posted By garyrl
Thanks for the replys! Comfort shocks it is.

Thanks for the replys! Comfort shocks it is.
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