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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,699
Posted By Walter K
I still enjoy my 84 TD, and hope to still be...

I still enjoy my 84 TD, and hope to still be driving a car with the turbo 617 engine when I finally lose my license due to age, if I don't expire before that!

The car is in decent shape, and I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By Walter K
The W116, W123, and W126 cars have not slowly...

The W116, W123, and W126 cars have not slowly disappeared from junk yards around here, they disappeared quickly like turning off a light switch. I'm still looking for a decent replacement fender for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Walter K
W123 300d vs 300cd fenders

Hi all,


Is the fender on a 300 CD the same as on the 300D or TD?


How about the hood?


Is the front windshield the same?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-09-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By Walter K
Firad nozzles

Gents,


The outfit I had ordered Bosio nozzles from says that they no longer can get stock, and are offering Firad nozzles. The nozzles are said to be made in Italy. Anyone have any experience...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,123
Posted By Walter K
Another thing to check, is when the engine temp...

Another thing to check, is when the engine temp climbs, check to see if the oil cooler is hot. The oil cooler thermostat in the filter housing sometimes fails, and no oil gets circulated through the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,218
Posted By Walter K
We have a W116, a W126, and a couple of W123's. ...

We have a W116, a W126, and a couple of W123's. I like the W116 very well, my biggest disappointment is that MB didn't make a wagon with that body style. The interior is a little more spacious,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By Walter K
Check your oil cooler after you have been driving...

Check your oil cooler after you have been driving your car. It should be warm or hot, depending on the day and distance. If it is cool, your thermostat in your oil filter housing is shot and not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,507
Posted By Walter K
Best wishes on your trip! My wife and I...

Best wishes on your trip!


My wife and I drove down the AlCan highway 8 years ago July to Washington state from Anchorage via Fairbanks and Dawson Y.T.. Delightful trip, and am interested in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Walter K
Image

I had the wagon buried, but pulled it out to work on it. Here is an image of the needs to be washed wagon!

W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Walter K
Thanks Greazzer for commenting on nozzle options....

Thanks Greazzer for commenting on nozzle options.

The idea that "you get what you pay for" seems to still be true most of the time.

Regards,

Doug
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Walter K
In my search for injector nozzles, M source has...

In my search for injector nozzles, M source has been out since Nov., and the ship date has been pushed back a couple of times, now to April. The ones on Ebay, from Germany, had a delivery date of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Walter K
Thanks for the help. I did finally find the...

Thanks for the help.

I did finally find the attachments menu, but apparently the file is too large and I get an error. I am not aware of what if any software is on my computer to resize the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Walter K
Thanks guys! I would add an image, but it...

Thanks guys!

I would add an image, but it appears that the images needs to be hosted somewhere else, and I don't have any place to place images.

W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Walter K
Cheap wagon club?

Gents,

I think I might have joined the cheap wagon club.

I picked up an 82 wagon that I didn't intend to buy as the engine ran so poorly, and I couldn't discern what the problem/problems...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Walter K
Sources for injector nozzles?

Gents,


I need to get some injector nozzles to rebuild a set of injectors. I have read good things about Monark nozzles. I checked the outfit in Bellingham that people have purchased from, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,552
Posted By Walter K
My intent is to be driving a car with a 616 or...

My intent is to be driving a car with a 616 or 617 engine until I am no longer allowed to drive. It has been hinted that I am well on my way to becoming an eccentric old curmudgeon, so no use...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,349
Posted By Walter K
Keep the pics and posts coming! I'm very...

Keep the pics and posts coming! I'm very interested in watching your progress. Glad to see another wagon getting fixed up.

W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,584
Posted By Walter K
I'm in agreement that the demand for the older...

I'm in agreement that the demand for the older diesel Mercedes is down due to the WVO craze passing and the fuel prices being down. I'm not seeing as many cars with the 617 engines for sale, but it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-06-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Walter K
If you have the room to store the parts and the...

If you have the room to store the parts and the discretionary cash to tie up in parts, pick up what you can. I am seeing fewer cars with the 616 or 617 engines any more, and conclude we are on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-06-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Walter K
Around 1980, Mercedes changed the cam shaft...

Around 1980, Mercedes changed the cam shaft material on the diesel engines and apparently the geometry of the cam as well. Changed at the same time was the cam followers, of which the new style has...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-25-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Walter K
If the seal has failed in the pump, you will get...

If the seal has failed in the pump, you will get motor oil in the system, which will turn the fluid black. The SLS fluid I have used is a light yellow clear oil.

I am out of town, so can't tell...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-25-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Walter K
Another thing I would add on the SLS system,...

Another thing I would add on the SLS system, would be to look at the top of the differential and see if it is wet from the valve leaking due to a worn out seal.

Also look at the color of the SLS...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-23-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Walter K
Need Indy ideas in Seattle

Gents,

I'm stuck in Seattle with a borrowed 2014 Chevy gas 3500 PU. The truck has a loss of power when I step on it, and is incapable of pulling a trailer back over the pass. I'm over my head. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Walter K
Any one hear from Charmalou?

Any one hear from Charlie lately? He has not posted since January, and has not answered PM's or email. He used to be pretty regular.


Thanks,


W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Walter K
Thanks for your reply Rick76, I am...

Thanks for your reply Rick76,


I am unfamiliar with heat absorbing glass. I'm guessing the glass absorbs heat from the sun rather than allowing it into the car?


I have a chance to pull a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Walter K
Thanks for your reply, but I am specifically...

Thanks for your reply, but I am specifically asking if the glass windshields are the same between the models. If I understand correctly, the extra length of the SEL is in the rear doors, so would...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Walter K
116 450sel-300sd window compatability

Gents,


Are the front and rear windshields compatible between the 450SEL and the 300SD on the W116 body? Are the windows on the front doors the same between the models?


Thanks!


W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,126
Posted By Walter K
For myself, dealing with winter this year and...

For myself, dealing with winter this year and life in general has had me as busy as I think I have ever been, with no time left to work on the Mercedes or participate on the forum. I suspect others...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 395,343
Posted By Walter K
Free 79 CD minus engine

For those with a CD, here is an ad for a free one minus the engine in Seattle.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/6027338915.html


Regards,


W.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Walter K
How are your motor mounts? A car will shake with...

How are your motor mounts? A car will shake with poor motor mounts, also.

W.
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