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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-30-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By mach4
Also made one out of aluminum ...

Also made one out of aluminum

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=144486&stc=1&d=1506790848
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-30-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By mach4
I 3D printed mine ...

I 3D printed mine

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/diesel-discussion/135534d1458934263-3d-printing-parts-fuelcapfinal-5.jpg

Here's how...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By mach4
I'm not familiar with the 190, but something like...

I'm not familiar with the 190, but something like this might work....

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143530&stc=1&d=1501985371

I used a similar flex joint on my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By mach4
I did the research on that awhile back - even...

I did the research on that awhile back - even went so far as to source a pump, fabricate a bracket, build a microcontroller to control the hysteresis and tested it. A person with a manual...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-19-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By mach4
The '85 used the 722.4 transmission, which is...

The '85 used the 722.4 transmission, which is significantly weaker than the previous 722.3 transmissions. The earlier transmission will work just fine. I swapped my .4 for a .3 when the .4 crapped...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By mach4
It varies so much due to the kinds of factors you...

It varies so much due to the kinds of factors you listed I can't even remember a typical cruise value....and I can't check it right now as the car is off the road for the turbo leak repair and rear...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-15-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By mach4
It's taken awhile, but I got the hose made up and...

It's taken awhile, but I got the hose made up and have it mocked up on the "spare" engine.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143257&stc=1&d=1500142997
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By mach4
If you can't find what you need, a muffler shop...

If you can't find what you need, a muffler shop could fab something up pretty simply.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By mach4
Fill out your profile, it will help a lot. ...

Fill out your profile, it will help a lot.

Before you run right out and do an EGR delete, make sure you won't have a smog issue in getting it licensed. For example, if you're in CA, unless the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By mach4
Here's a thread on what I did to replace the...

Here's a thread on what I did to replace the "bag-of-foam" visors on my diesel SL; it's not the same for 123s, but it may provide some ideas for a solution using similar techniques - The $10 Fix for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 85,487
Posted By mach4
When I was researching some out-of-the-box...

When I was researching some out-of-the-box solutions for my swap I found some interesting options. Some things you may want to research are -

- Rollguys bracket for a Sanden compressor is probably...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 28,457
Posted By mach4
Here is one solution - 110k miles and all is...

Here is one solution - 110k miles and all is good.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/354554-converting-oil-cooler-lines-stainless-braided-hose.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By mach4
Good catch.... yes, the engine is from an '85 CA...

Good catch.... yes, the engine is from an '85 CA 300D. As part of my engine swap I got an upper oil pan from a 115 in order to gain some subframe clearance - it has a smooth bottom with no "waffle"...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By mach4
I'd like to offer my technique to the repertoire...

I'd like to offer my technique to the repertoire of methods that have been developed to remove the turbo drain tube from the engine - engine hoist and nylon strap.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By mach4
Turbo Oil Leak and New Custom Drain Hose

Over time an oil leak I had developed got worse and worse. Originally I thought it was a valve cover gasket leak as I had just done a valve adjust, but as it got worse it was apparent it was coming...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By mach4
Make sure you get the one that matches your...

Make sure you get the one that matches your engine's pickup - the flywheel pickup is completely different than the vibration damper/tach amp pickup....and get the tach face too.

If you need...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By mach4
Your gas tach signal comes from the ignition,...

Your gas tach signal comes from the ignition, which means your tach gauge in the dash will not work.

What I did on my swap (617->107) is swap in the EGR controller from the diesel. Mine was an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By mach4
Even that's no guarantee - I bought a spare...

Even that's no guarantee - I bought a spare engine/transmission from a friend who pulled it from the local JY. He bought it for a project which did not materialize. I gave him $400 for it with one...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mach4
This looks like it might be the one you want -...

This looks like it might be the one you want - Mercedes W116 W123 W126 Oil Filter Housing Gasket Goetz 6161840780 | eBay...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mach4
I'd strongly recommend you ditch that gasket and...

I'd strongly recommend you ditch that gasket and get a genuine MB gasket.

Notice the difference:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=142910&stc=1&d=1498421175

The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mach4
Then you can use almost anything... diesel,...

Then you can use almost anything... diesel, kerosine, paint thinner, carb cleaner, brake cleaner, gasoline (very carefully), naphtha, alcohol, acetone

When I drilled out my oil cooler for AN...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mach4
Mounted on the engine or on the bench?

Mounted on the engine or on the bench?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By mach4
Even the later 617s had the new style...

Even the later 617s had the new style non-rebuildable ones - mine was that way. It is a '85 Cali version.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By mach4
I haven't heard of such a swap. I can't give you...

I haven't heard of such a swap. I can't give you any specific guidance but the issues you should research would be along the line of

1- Will it fit? Certain things like steering linkage, steering...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By mach4
I've got a 2.88 in my crusher bound donor car you...

I've got a 2.88 in my crusher bound donor car you have for $100, just come and take it out...if you want.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By mach4
Diffs are so reliable....and plentiful....and...

Diffs are so reliable....and plentiful....and easy to replace....I'd be inclined to just put one on the shelf and just swap it when/if needed rather than rebuild the existing one...but that's just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By mach4
Whatever....

Whatever....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,509
Posted By mach4
I know everything on the internet is true :D, so...

I know everything on the internet is true :D, so with that as preamble....





Source: Cold weather performance of Waste Oil Blended Diesel Fuel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,237
Posted By mach4
Excellent observation. Our Isuzu Oasis (rebadged...

Excellent observation. Our Isuzu Oasis (rebadged Honda Odyssey) just turned 300k miles. While the paint is pretty much gone, mechanically the only non-maintenance repair (maintenance = belts,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,237
Posted By mach4
Huh? Pictures and tracing the hose would help a...

Huh? Pictures and tracing the hose would help a lot. Where does it go and what's on the other end?
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