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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,622
Posted By Ken300D
On YouTube, there is a video with a cover of...

On YouTube, there is a video with a cover of Devo's "Mongoloid" by Rummelsnuff.

Search "Mongoloid Rummelsnuff"

I believe he is driving a Euro W123.

And, I'm pretty sure this is the way my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ken300D
On the belt tensioner shock, did you happen to...

On the belt tensioner shock, did you happen to use a OEM Mercedes or aftermarket part?

I found the aftermarket shock to be very stiff compared to the one coming off, and wonder if there is a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By Ken300D
If you park a car using "PARK" that has a regular...

If you park a car using "PARK" that has a regular differential on a hill with one wheel on ice and the other on pavement, the car will slide down the hill. The wheel on pavement will turn forward...
Forum: Site Feedback 12-06-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,504
Posted By Ken300D
Sorry to Hear This News

Well, I am sure sorry to hear we have lost Phil. Condolences to the family.

Phil was instrumental in helping hundreds, if not thousands, of people keep their old Mercedes cars on the road. Cars...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Ken300D
Higher vent air temperatures at highway speed is...

Higher vent air temperatures at highway speed is sometimes related to the "outside air" vs. "recirculate inside air" flap in the HVAC system. In the MB, this is controlled by a vacuum motor that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,013
Posted By Ken300D
Use something like a liter water bottle and...

Use something like a liter water bottle and insert the brake hose into it as a means to catch the draining fluid. Go ahead and let the reservoir empty out and replace the fluid next season with...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,980
Posted By Ken300D
My recollection of Firestone tire problems...

My recollection of Firestone tire problems started in the 1970s. My personal experience. There's some history at the link below:

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company - Wikipedia, the free...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,969
Posted By Ken300D
If I remember correctly from doing a differential...

If I remember correctly from doing a differential replacement, the differential is bolted to the subframe assembly in the back. The subframe is flexible and can move with respect to the frame of the...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,980
Posted By Ken300D
No, I don't think I know more about tires than...

No, I don't think I know more about tires than Michelin's tire engineers. The tires coming in from China may be perfectly fine. But their reliability and safety record in terms of the Michelin...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,969
Posted By Ken300D
I have the same issue on my 1984 300SD. It...

I have the same issue on my 1984 300SD. It doesn't really do anything when I am driving it unloaded, but when you get weight in the trunk to the extent that the back lowers, then there is this...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-16-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,980
Posted By Ken300D
It turns out that the official Michelin web site...

It turns out that the official Michelin web site conveniently avoids providing information on country of origin for all their tires. The place where I found the country of origin for Michelin tires...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-15-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,980
Posted By Ken300D
How To Avoid Chinese Made Michelins

Greetings,

I am researching tires for a vehicle and see that the country of origin for the Michelin Latitude Tour version that I want (they have more than one version of Latitude Tour, different...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Ken300D
Not just a fluid change. Change the fluid and...

Not just a fluid change. Change the fluid and filter. And I recommend Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF.

To change the filter you have to take the lower pan off. Be sure to clean the inside of the pan out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ken300D
Manual transmission parts car. I can see the...

Manual transmission parts car. I can see the shifter on the inside pic shown on the auction site link.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Ken300D
You should also consider that your car's...

You should also consider that your car's thermometer is not necessarily an accurate instrument. Mine jumps up and down about 10 degrees with an obvious electrical connection problem.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ken300D
How do people regulate the speed of those...

How do people regulate the speed of those tractor-powered PTO generators? It seems to me that the tractor's engine speed would get pulled down as the load is increased. If you have a constant load,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 35,702
Posted By Ken300D
This thread might help you source a part: ...

This thread might help you source a part:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=55151

The Lobro U728/4 was an exact replacement for OEM. However, they are not easy to find. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Ken300D
At least you didn't load up deer # 2 in the back...

At least you didn't load up deer # 2 in the back seat of the car, thinking that you'd have some venison....

When the deer wakes up inside your car...... possibly while you're driving........
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,082
Posted By Ken300D
That's a classic head gasket failure. Water...

That's a classic head gasket failure. Water incursion into the cylinders.

The OP (original poster) never related whether they were loosing coolant or not. I would expect the coolant needed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Ken300D
Use Autocheck instead of Carfax

Carfax tends to get a bit "militant" with their customers, especially if you are screening multiple cars. They think you are running cars for other people, and start harassing you in various ways to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 91,505
Posted By Ken300D
Current price is $2.999 and will probably trend...

Current price is $2.999 and will probably trend higher when people start to buy heating oil when it gets cold.

For most of the summer and early fall, the price stayed within a range of about...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,271
Posted By Ken300D
It depends on what you mean by "drive it...

It depends on what you mean by "drive it normally". For most people that doesn't mean a wide-open throttle acceleration to highway speed.

To me it means proceed to slowly amber onto the road as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,839
Posted By Ken300D
Where did you get the replacement water pump? ...

Where did you get the replacement water pump?

The water pumps from the MB dealer and the WorldPac dealers are generally pretty good. Not sure what you'd get from Autozone, etc.

Ken300D
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-15-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ken300D
There is such a thing as a Bluetooth CAC reader. ...

There is such a thing as a Bluetooth CAC reader.

Google search.

Ken300D
Forum: Wheels & Tires 07-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,015
Posted By Ken300D
I have solved this problem by always taking in...

I have solved this problem by always taking in loose wheels.

When they ask what vehicle it's for, I refuse to tell them. I simply specify what tire I want, and that I want it mounted and balanced...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,031
Posted By Ken300D
I know the Mercedes engine has replaceable...

I know the Mercedes engine has replaceable cylinder liners. If you really want to, you can restore the engine to something resembling a "no-wear" condition.

Does the Cummins 5.9 have replaceable...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 06-30-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Ken300D
On the other hand it could simply be leaking oil...

On the other hand it could simply be leaking oil and the person thinks it needs a new oil pan.

You won't know without further investigation.....

Ken300D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,975
Posted By Ken300D
People are often prompted to replace the...

People are often prompted to replace the expansion valve (and receiver drier) in order to satisfy the requirements of a compressor warranty.

I did not have this level of difficulty on my 300SD. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Ken300D
The three protruding bushings (the ones that...

The three protruding bushings (the ones that stand up higher than flush with the flex disk) fit into recesses in the yoke. Since there is a drive yoke on each side of the flex disk, there are three...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 91,505
Posted By Ken300D
Typical price seen is $2.759 per gallon. Lowest...

Typical price seen is $2.759 per gallon. Lowest is $2.599 at a place where you have to pay inside.

Gasolene is running about $2.499 around here.

This is a cool map:
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