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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By peterhardie
123 wagon

I am stripping a wreck. There is a rebuilt trans (the PO's tech is a friend), less than 6 mos old, a clean blue MBTex interior, clean drivers side doors, a clean hood (no grill) a good engine block,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,789
Posted By peterhardie
The problem is soot in used oil, which I am not...

The problem is soot in used oil, which I am not sure you can filter out to nil, which means scoring and scratching of the engine internals. I don't know that anyone can predict the impact on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-29-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By peterhardie
just bent an exhaust valve...

...cuz I went over 15 (think I was at 22K or so). Not fun doing a head removal!

Track your mileage, and stay on the oil changes and valve clearances!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By peterhardie
fool proof method

I did this and it was a cinch. One person job.

Get a suitable (3-4 feet) length of hose that fits the bleeder nipple on the passenger brake caliper AND the clutch slave (I zip-tied the brake end,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By peterhardie
always

ditto the comments about below 20degrees, I let the relay timeout twice in single digits.

My wife catches me glowing the 400 as well. :rolleyes: "Uh, honey, this is not the diesel!"
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By peterhardie
and.... uh..... yeah, my back is trashed too!

and.... uh..... yeah, my back is trashed too!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By peterhardie
do it regularly!

I actually know better. I have been miserable about maintenance over the past year, and I put lots of miles on my wagon. Not a hint of problems starting this winter, so..........

Bent an exhaust...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By peterhardie
Bama1 is right; my message was misleading. (one...

Bama1 is right; my message was misleading. (one adult beverage too many on a Sat. night.) :dunce2:

I ran a bead between the glass and the gasket, not between the body and the gasket. I had visible...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By peterhardie
Someone here can probably explain this better...

Someone here can probably explain this better than I. The shaft guy I spoke to said MB shafts are spin-welded, one side rotated at high speed against and within the other to melt them together. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By peterhardie
pull the dash?

I haven't done a 123 dash. and I don't want to think about it!:eek:

JimmyL, how long would it take to pull a 123 dash? My 124 and 201 spread out over the better parts of a weeks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By peterhardie
dealers don't. but they do shop work out.

dealers don't. but they do shop work out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By peterhardie
Pull your padded carpets (front and rear) for a...

Pull your padded carpets (front and rear) for a week or so; check the floors after a rain. Feel the side carpets.

Get a black gutter sealant(50 year flexibility), and run a bead from 1/3 across...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By peterhardie
I had to shorten a shaft after putting a 4-sp in....

I had to shorten a shaft after putting a 4-sp in. It cost me under $200 (wholesale possibly), similar price on a similar job on a Grand Wagoneer years ago. Check your Mercedes specialists; a few guys...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By peterhardie
aaargghhh!!!

Wish I read this thread earlier. Just bought a pair of Winterforce(for the wagon) for the winter here in NY. My first highway trip was a revelation! Too squuirelly for my taste.

Have to replace...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By peterhardie
I paid $2k, $2k, and $4K for two 85's and an 84....

I paid $2k, $2k, and $4K for two 85's and an 84. One I knew had rust, the $4K one I was fooled by a fresh paint job, wouldn't have paid that much with the rust that showed up. The last one was the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By peterhardie
:) Did you ever have to follow the whiz...

:)

Did you ever have to follow the whiz kid's class presentation in school, with bells and whistles and lights and moving parts? When all you had was a couple pieces of cardboard with pics glued...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By peterhardie
done

Of course the rain is here. Have to leave it out of the weather for 24 hours, according to the sealant instructions. Overgooped and have to do some cleanup tomorrow when it dries up a bit.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By peterhardie
just got the second one out and cleaned up;...

just got the second one out and cleaned up; taking a break.

The good news is that the sill lips are not rusty. Sprayed them with some lubricant and hope they stay that way till I have to do this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By peterhardie
thanks!

Chad

Just did one leaky quarter glass last night, went without a hitch. Your write-up was half encouragement, and half handy guide. Had a bunch of hardened sealant that was allowing water in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By peterhardie
fuses

When you checked the fuses, did you take them out? Roll them around? Corrosion at the seats is sometimes a problem, and hairline cracks another. Looking won't catch the problem.

Ditto what Chad...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By peterhardie
door check emergency save

I pulled into a parking space at the movie theater, opened my door to get out and it stuck partly open. Those of you who have had a stuck door know the feeling. :eek:

No tools with me of course....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-19-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,251
Posted By peterhardie
Not all conversions

...for the record, I don't have any vibration, at least none really noticeable. Lots of gear noise, some throwout bearing noise, but no vibration. Did not index my flywheel, don't have the balancer...
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By peterhardie
what did the oil you took out look like? how...

what did the oil you took out look like? how often do you swipe the dipstick?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,608
Posted By peterhardie
You'll know if the pump seals go when you start...

You'll know if the pump seals go when you start seeing increased oil levels on your crankcase dipstick. The suspension fluid goes through the seals into the engine crankcase. Don't ask how much a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,608
Posted By peterhardie
My fluid (MB) is clear, not red. Probably need to...

My fluid (MB) is clear, not red. Probably need to flush yours.

When you get the system sealed up, filling the cannister and running the engine should self-bleed the components. I have never...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 02-25-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,655
Posted By peterhardie
European Technical Center

Park Ridge, NJ

201-802-1117

Arpi is the tech, friendly, knows his cars, been in business for about a decade or more. I drive an hour from upstate NY to use him.
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By peterhardie
don't know mileage

I don't drive this often enough to track the mileage.
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By peterhardie
400--no power

This is my "alternate" driver at this point, 1992 400E. The other day, I came out of a stop and leaned on the throttle hard, pedal to the floor, slight uphill grade. The car accelerated to a point...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 12-07-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,661
Posted By peterhardie
You live closer to Euro Tech than I do, I think!...

You live closer to Euro Tech than I do, I think! I still use him, it's worth it. A nicer guy cannot be found.
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 12-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,661
Posted By peterhardie
European Technical Center in Park Ridge,...

European Technical Center in Park Ridge, 201-802-1117

Arpi is the tech and owner there. Tell him Peter sent you.
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