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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By uberwasser
Worth noting that some of those old R4's that use...

Worth noting that some of those old R4's that use o-rings are still floating around as refurbs. I installed on last spring in a friend's car. So if you're going refurb you'll need to get your hands...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By uberwasser
Is your '85 a California or Federal? Federal has...

Is your '85 a California or Federal? Federal has the big round air cleaner that hangs out over the top of the engine. If it is Federal, may be a broken air cleaner mounting bracket. They can make a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By uberwasser
The fuse diagram I have shows automatic climate...

The fuse diagram I have shows automatic climate control on Fuse #14. Could be that your servo is not parking after shutdown. They are known to do this and cause battery drain.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By uberwasser
Are you totally isolating each element to test...

Are you totally isolating each element to test them? If not, a leak elsewhere in the system could be the problem. These vacuum systems are designed in series so one leak will affect how everything...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By uberwasser
Diesel engines are used in large generators...

Diesel engines are used in large generators because of their affinity for running at constant high RPM, high load without issue. As long as you maintain it (in particular regular oil changes and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By uberwasser
That is an interesting anecdote. You're the...

That is an interesting anecdote. You're the second person I've known who found that replacing the monovalve internals (more than just the MTC repair kit) with a good/better used part fixed one or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By uberwasser
I'm interested at your selling price. Especially...

I'm interested at your selling price. Especially if you're willing to deliver. I'm in Tucson.

Send me a PM too, unless you've already cracked a deal.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,537
Posted By uberwasser
Let's try and keep some of the above to the 'open...

Let's try and keep some of the above to the 'open discussion' forum. I come here for diesel discussion, as the name implies, not to be subjected to someone's ideologies. Regardless of whether I agree...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,854
Posted By uberwasser
I've owned several non-turbos. Currently, I own...

I've owned several non-turbos. Currently, I own both a turbo and non-turbo. I've maintained both equally. There's no way in hell the non-turbo is as fast. And that's even with the 2.88 gears in my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-26-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,854
Posted By uberwasser
Non-turbos might be rarer, but by their nature...

Non-turbos might be rarer, but by their nature they are generally considered less valuable. Folks want the turbo. I don't think you'll find it ever valuable to the point of it being a collector car,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-26-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By uberwasser
Those are the worst. Had one in my '01 540i. The...

Those are the worst. Had one in my '01 540i. The impeller on mine exploded/shattered one day. The sudden coolant pressure spike took out the upper coolant hose's plastic end. Got lucky that the "low...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By uberwasser
The partition in the reservoir is there, but not...

The partition in the reservoir is there, but not readily visible. It works in such a way that as you fill the reservoir only one half fills until the fluid level reaches the top of this partition, or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By uberwasser
Is it leaking equally across both sides of the...

Is it leaking equally across both sides of the reservoir? If not, that helps narrow it down - if it drops only in the front half of the reservoir the leak is in the rear braking system, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,765
Posted By uberwasser
Well and as he said, in California any trucks...

Well and as he said, in California any trucks with trailers are often required to stay below 55 mph even on roads with limits up to 70 mph for cars.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By uberwasser
First thing I'd check, because it's easy and may...

First thing I'd check, because it's easy and may be the issue, is your over-voltage protection relay (or OVP relay).

Here is a link that shows you where to find this and how to first check and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By uberwasser
Just order rebooted original axles from CVJ. They...

Just order rebooted original axles from CVJ. They send them to you, you install them (about a half days work the first time), and then you send yours back as cores for a core refund. Your car isn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By uberwasser
Metal compatibility is, by the way, only part of...

Metal compatibility is, by the way, only part of the reason to only use MB coolant or Zerex G-05. Zerex is also the only off-the-shelf coolant I know (i.e. available at your local auto parts store)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By uberwasser
This is NOT an endorsement suggesting your...

This is NOT an endorsement suggesting your purchase anything from him, but watch this Mercedes Source video on what he does when buying a "barn find" or otherwise finds a car that's been sitting for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By uberwasser
If you're thinking along those lines, spend...

If you're thinking along those lines, spend another $100 or so and get refurbished CVJ axles. They are going to be way better than any $200 aftermarket Made in China axles.

The other upside is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,380
Posted By uberwasser
I just installed a new one on my '85 a while ago,...

I just installed a new one on my '85 a while ago, mainly because I figure it was now the weak link (in terms of cracking plastic) after replacing the radiator.

The side benefit is how good it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By uberwasser
If you take out the panel and remove the...

If you take out the panel and remove the regulator/motor you can wedge the glass up, as it will then free moving in the rails.

But while the regulator is in there and likely stuck/jammed, no.
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By uberwasser
The W126 regulators are different, in back...

The W126 regulators are different, in back anyway. More durable design.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By uberwasser
Be aware that it's probably a lost cause looking...

Be aware that it's probably a lost cause looking for a good rear regulator for a W123 in the junkyard. They are all just as badly bent as any that are likely to be in your car. It was just a design...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,573
Posted By uberwasser
A friend of mine in town met an older lady who...

A friend of mine in town met an older lady who had a W123 with close to 700,000 miles on it. She had no reason to lie, at all. When you've gone that far, what's another 427,000??
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By uberwasser
Yeah, I was going to say, unless there is some...

Yeah, I was going to say, unless there is some secret sauce in these auto-trans screws they just look like ones you can get at your local Ace Hardware.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By uberwasser
Doesn't necessarily rule it out, just would help...

Doesn't necessarily rule it out, just would help pin point it if that was the result.

Next step in my book would be to try bypassing the NSS, you should be able to look that up here.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By uberwasser
Try starting in neutral. And/or, try wiggling the...

Try starting in neutral. And/or, try wiggling the shifter around while trying to start the car.

Sounds like a possible bad neutral safety switch. Sometimes when it stops working in park it will...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By uberwasser
One thing you don't want to pick up is one of...

One thing you don't want to pick up is one of these old Mercedes with engine issues, unless you're ready to do a lot of work.

Just the fact that it probably hasn't had a valve adjustment in 200k...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By uberwasser
The odds are pretty good that this is a sound...

The odds are pretty good that this is a sound related to fuel injection. You can do as noted above and "kill a cylinder" at a time by which he means loosen the nut on top of each injector to lower...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By uberwasser
Better yet :) ...

Better yet :)

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