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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-20-2002, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By gnolo
The US bumper are there because it's an imported...

The US bumper are there because it's an imported model (from the US probably).
About the headlight, they are yellow but though they seem to have the US shape (round) contrary to the Euro shape...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-20-2002, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By gnolo
I read : Mercedes enthusiast (when I can find...

I read :
Mercedes enthusiast (when I can find an issue )
Gazoline (a french review about vintage car)
L'automobile magazine (almost the same thing as you have here with Automobile)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-20-2002, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By gnolo
Interesting ! Thanks Bill. By the way, I've...

Interesting ! Thanks Bill.

By the way, I've found a 300SD W116 in France for sale (very rare since none S-class was powered by a diesel engine before the W140) but the price is completely crazy...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By gnolo
Actually I hesitate between purchase to cheap...

Actually I hesitate between purchase to cheap wrench and then bent them or purchase the "official" set of wrenches while I'm in the US.
But anyway, if I need the special wrench (the famous 3rd one)...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-20-2002, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By gnolo
Correct me if I'm wrong but the 280SE is supposed...

Correct me if I'm wrong but the 280SE is supposed to have 185 hp (in Europe, maybe less in the US) and the 300SD 115hp.
So this not I'dont belive you Bill but how a 300SD can beat a 280SE which is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2002, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By gnolo
Thank you, I've checked on samstagsales.com...

Thank you,

I've checked on samstagsales.com the set of three wrenches for valves adjustement. They seems to be perfect, except the price which is pretty expensive : 75$.

What is the 3rd wrench...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2002, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By gnolo
samstagsales

Thank you,

I've checked on samstagsales.com the set of three wrenches for valves adjustement. They seems to be perfect, except the price which is pretty expensive : 75$.

What is the 3rd wrench...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2002, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By gnolo
valves clearance

Hi everyone,

Now (instead of sent my car at the mercedes dealership, and pay a bill ...) I plan to do this job by myself since it doesn't seem to be very complicated.
But in order to do this job,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2002, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By gnolo
You're right, it's the same engime that on the...

You're right, it's the same engime that on the 524td except maybe some minor modifications in the US (EGR ...) to met the antipollution laws.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2002, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By gnolo
Question 240D or 324td ???

Hi everyone,

My uncle is selling his bmw 324td for and do a price for me
(3000$ and otherwise it's 5000$).
The car is from 1988, has 100 000 km (62k) and looks almost like a brand new car.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-09-2002, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By gnolo
I don't think you gonna really improve the road...

I don't think you gonna really improve the road handling by putting larger tires.
On my 240D, I have one time replace my 175 80 R14 (the manufacturer size) by 195 70 R14. Nothing was improved, it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-09-2002, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By gnolo
Sorry, I do a mess. This post was answering...

Sorry, I do a mess.

This post was answering mjkinsley about : increase 300TD tire size?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-09-2002, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By gnolo
tire size

I don't think you gonna really improve the road handling by putting larger tires.
On my 240D, I have one time replace my 175 80 R14 (the manufacturer size) by 195 70 R14. Nothing was improved, it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-09-2002, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By gnolo
It's a front wheel drive. The last rear wheel...

It's a front wheel drive. The last rear wheel drive Peugeot was the 505.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-09-2002, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By gnolo
In fact, I think the main quality of the...

In fact, I think the main quality of the Peugeot's are the compromise comfort/road handling. It's incredible.

When I drive the Peugeot at 120 kmh, I feel myself as much in security that in my 240D...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2002, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By gnolo
Yes the Euro trans have that but not mine because...

Yes the Euro trans have that but not mine because I got a stick shift ! ;)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2002, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By gnolo
diesel in Europe

Diesel have a lot of success in Europe because the fuel cost is very expensive over there.
So, because the diesel cars have a lower fuel consumption and because the diesel fuel is cheaper at the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2002, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By gnolo
This Winter, I used my 240D to go in the mountain...

This Winter, I used my 240D to go in the mountain (at a altitude of 2000m).
Everithing was OK except :
- the lack of power to climb the hill (but how can it be different with only 72hp for a car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2002, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,016
Posted By gnolo
How long do the discs last?

I have no idea. Mine are still original in good condition after 157k miles.
It's exactly like the pads, it depends of your driving style and if you do a lot of stop and go.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2002, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,016
Posted By gnolo
Yes you can still use them for a few hundred...

Yes you can still use them for a few hundred miles but if I can give you an advice, do that quickly because if you wait too long you will have to change also the discs !
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2002, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By gnolo
Thumbs up Sorry, thank you to correct me :) Personaly, I...

Sorry, thank you to correct me :)
Personaly, I have never seen a high frequency 'flutter' of the needle at idle.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2002, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By gnolo
What you describe is completely normal. After a...

What you describe is completely normal. After a long ride (especially with high temperature) my owner's book mentionned than the oil pressure can drop to 0.3 bar when the engine is at the idle. Of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2002, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,016
Posted By gnolo
Wink I'm impress by the short life your brake pads...

I'm impress by the short life your brake pads last.
Sure it depends of many factors but on my 240D W123, the front pads last about 75k miles and the rear pads last 125k miles.
This a an other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2002, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By gnolo
The 300DT is equipped with an oil cooler. When...

The 300DT is equipped with an oil cooler. When the oil temperature is below the set point, there is a by pass to enable the oil to warm quickly. When the oil reaches the set temperature, a valve open...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2002, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By gnolo
I think so that this noise come from the flex...

I think so that this noise come from the flex discs.
On my 240D the flex discs are worn and if I release very rapidly the clutch pedal (with the parking brake tighten), I can hear a metallic noise.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2002, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,573
Posted By gnolo
If you want to take the compression of your...

If you want to take the compression of your engine, you have to turn the engine fast enough, that's why the use of the starter is required. Otherwise it doesn't make sense.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By gnolo
Firstable, there is a simple way to check if the...

Firstable, there is a simple way to check if the vacuum capsule (not sure of the exact name of this piece) on the top of the injecdtion pump is OK.
You remove the hose which is connected to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2002, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By gnolo
Yes but liquid nail would have been better than...

Yes but liquid nail would have been better than this awful big screws !!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2002, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By gnolo
It seems we have a mistery to solve. Maybe we...

It seems we have a mistery to solve. Maybe we have to call Mulder and Scully :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2002, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By gnolo
I have no idea but so far I never put a washer...

I have no idea but so far I never put a washer between the the top of the filter stem and the filter.
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