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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By JDmills
617 manual conversion, zero balance issue?

I have just completed a manual transmission swap, from my "old" car, a 300TDT built about 7/84, and of which I enjoyed for 70K before it rusted beyond repair... I pulled EVERYTHING off that car to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By JDmills
123 wagon, glass/tail lights/sway bar

I have the complete rear window, and rear side windows out of my wagon for sale if anyone is interested. $ 50.00 each

The L & R tail lights for sale for $ 40.00 for both

Rear sway bar, how...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By JDmills
300SDL driveline vibration= Driveshaft issue?

I have just started driving a 300SDL which was in a front end wreck and repaired.. ( it which a tree branch pushed back the hood and cracked/broke the valve cover, and bent the transmission support...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By JDmills
Thanks for your response.. I am guessing...

Thanks for your response..

I am guessing then that it is a thermostat issue..

but the radiator does not even get hot enough to get the fan clutch to engage.. maybe there is an air bubble behind...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By JDmills
This should not be that difficult! RE: thermostat

I replaced a thermostat that was running cold. (about 60*).. on my 300TDT. So it now runs hot..

yet the upper radiator hose also gets hot suggesting that the thermostat is at least a little bit...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By JDmills
mice in the heater core??? 123 wagon

I had my car stored last winter, and discovered a few dead young mice in it this summer when I pulled it out of storage. they were on the floormats, both in the front and back seat area.. still...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By JDmills
300SDL fan belt issue

I replaced the original fan belt on my 300SDL earlier this summer, with a continental brand replacement. ever since then it has had a slight squeel/squeek.. that can only be heard up near the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-03-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDmills
success!!! well I have not had the car running,...

success!!! well I have not had the car running, but putting the new belt on was not as difficult as getting the old one off. did not make in under 10 minutes, more like 30..

Now that have seen...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDmills
I am feeling really stupid here.. have not even...

I am feeling really stupid here.. have not even gotten to the point of pulling the old belt, due to not being confident about how to release the pressure..

Just as i am typing this, I had an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDmills
Great, thanks for your encouragement. . . I will...

Great, thanks for your encouragement. . . I will have at it tonight.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDmills
603 fanbelt removal clairfication question

I am ready to try and replace a fanbelt, but am unsure how to remove the tension from the present one.. That is, I understand that the little black plastic jobber on the top of the head, which is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-25-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By JDmills
617 N/A injection pump

Timing chain let go and the car was scrapped. Injection pump, and a spare head if you are really interested, but it needs a fair bit of work.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By JDmills
Cessna: Ok, I have a good idea as to what needs...

Cessna:
Ok, I have a good idea as to what needs to be done... in fact I do have an exit hose from a 240D that is in good shape, what are the chances that it would fit?? and am I really willing to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By JDmills
Thank you.. That helps me out. i never would have...

Thank you.. That helps me out. i never would have guessed to call it an exit hose.. makes sense.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By JDmills
fuel tank leak, 300SDL

I noticed the other day as I was leaving the fueling station that there was a small wet spot under the rear of the car.. Further inspection shows that the braided fuel line is leaking, maybe from...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-03-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By JDmills
Forced, This graph shows output at the rear...

Forced,

This graph shows output at the rear wheels, correct? If that is so, then a VNT would be just about all I am asking for. as your car has got to be close to 250 at the flywheel..

Is...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-03-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By JDmills
Yeah Hoo.. the difference is night and day.. that...

Yeah Hoo.. the difference is night and day.. that may be more than I am looking for..

It kinda sounds like this MAY be worth still considering.. and I have no interest in top end power... and if...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-03-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By JDmills
I am exploring how close/if one can get the 617...

I am exploring how close/if one can get the 617 to 150hp and 250LB.Ft.@ 14-2500 RPM--> which puts it about equal to the early sprinters. Then was gonna drop one in a P/U, As I don't need a truck...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-02-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By JDmills
Forced, How would Nitrous improve...

Forced,


How would Nitrous improve Torque.. or would it just allow more fuel right off the bat?

Also how would you charactorize a T3? slow to spool, or limited in airflow in all RPM ranges?...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-02-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By JDmills
617 Torque improvements, no interest in HP

Is there a way to search for more torque in the 617, rather than the more common desire for speed and high end power?

What does the 'torque control' screw do on the IP? (if that is what I remember...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-01-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDmills
B.C. Yeah.. and I don't have one. Yet your...

B.C.

Yeah.. and I don't have one. Yet your suggestion was right on the mark. lifted streight up, and it came off fairly easy. Thanks for your suggestions, help and support.

Jason
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-01-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDmills
This should not be that hard....

Ok I have confirmed that all 22 head bolts are out, and the smaller hex key bolt from the timing chain galley area are out, and have been the whole time..

HOW much force is required to break the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-30-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDmills
aaahhh.. I have neglected to see the "A" bolt...

aaahhh.. I have neglected to see the "A" bolt next to #18... bet that is what I have overlooked.

Hope to report back some success.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDmills
I will have to go looking for the spin on filter...

I will have to go looking for the spin on filter housing..... and 4 cap screws.. I think i got the allen head bolts above/in front of the IP.. will have another go at it tomorrow

Thanks for your...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDmills
617 head removal... what am I missing?

I have been unsuccessful in trying to remove the head.. All of the funny 12 point "bolts" are out, as are the three that are in the timing chain galley... and the head still seems to be firmly...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-09-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JDmills
Ok.. this sounds like a better idea.. keeping it...

Ok.. this sounds like a better idea.. keeping it simple may be the smartest way to go.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JDmills
Thanks for the suggestion to visit 4btswaps, I...

Thanks for the suggestion to visit 4btswaps, I will look it up..
I thought about using the stock 4 speed manual initially, and still may do it.. but would like have more of truck transmission in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JDmills
I am not certain about what transmission to use...

I am not certain about what transmission to use as of yet.. would like to keep the first gear ratio fairly low.. and still have the option for O/D... I heard that the NV3550 is pretty robust for its...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JDmills
I want to put one in an old dodge truck... and I...

I want to put one in an old dodge truck... and I am thinking that the stock sized clutch is on the small side.. Plus it would be easier to swap a flywheel, clutch disk, pressure plate, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JDmills
installing a 'new' flywheel to the 617.

If I was to take a flywheel, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods to a machine shop, would they be able to balance the whole assembly.. even if it was a flywheel from say a small block chevy.. ?
...
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