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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-11-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Jimmy Joe
just the kit

just the kit
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-10-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Jimmy Joe
300CD W123 Coupe interior stuff and chrome

I pulled a bunch of stuff from my beloved ole coupe when she died, and hung onto it for months now, but the person I saved much of it for has flaked too long.

Stuff in pretty good shape, tan...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Hey Charlie, I tried to let go of this beast,...

Hey Charlie,
I tried to let go of this beast, put her up for sale, talked folks out of buying her several times...:rolleyes:

Hard to let go of. Been through a lot with her. I guess we are close...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Can you remove the vacuum pump and run the car?

Due to vacuum pump failure, I am wondering if I can remove the pump (take out the guts and put cover back) and drive the car a short distance, so it doesn't blow all the oil out of the motor in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Any sense of how quickly it uses the oil? I...

Any sense of how quickly it uses the oil?
I have about 5 miles to go...

Maybe I could pull that line and put it in a container to catch the oil??
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Yeah, bummer. What do you think about plugging...

Yeah, bummer.
What do you think about plugging that breather hose so I can drive her a few miles without sucking all the oil out?

Does the vacuum pump more push the oil through the line when the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Strange sound, huge cloud of oil, air filter filled with oil, please advise!

Yesterday i was driving and all of a sudden I heard this clatter, almost like the sound of "starting fluid ping", then a huge cloud of white smoke came out the tailpipe. She kept running and oil...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Eeeghads, you have a point. While they are not...

Eeeghads, you have a point. While they are not all dead, many are, enough where that thread needs to be rebuilt, thats for sure.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By Jimmy Joe
The search function will work wonders, folks: ...

The search function will work wonders, folks:
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=105297&highlight=vacuum+diagrams
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Jimmy Joe
They can leak at the primer pump, as I found out...

They can leak at the primer pump, as I found out the hard way. Change all filters first.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Jimmy Joe
A quick search of the archives easily brings up...

A quick search of the archives easily brings up this:
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=105297&highlight=vacuum+diagrams
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Jimmy Joe
That stuff is dirt cheap at Pick n Pull. Does...

That stuff is dirt cheap at Pick n Pull.
Does depend on where you are...this info on your profile will help us help you quicker....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Hey, it is my pleasure! I can't tell you how...

Hey, it is my pleasure!
I can't tell you how many times these good folks here got me out of a bind.
This forum is just fantastic!

Just ask, friend, we are here for ya. :beerchug:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Should one tighten valve cover bolts in a pattern?

Sorry, this seems like such a simple question, but I thought the manual called for a pattern sequence, just like on head bolts. I can find no mention of it in my manual. 15Nm is the torque, but seems...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By Jimmy Joe
I don't know; but these folks would: ...

I don't know; but these folks would:
Alternators Unlimited in Berkeley.
They are friendly and smart, give em a shout, I bet they help you out.

Family run rebuilders since the '30s, and can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Sure, it came with a non-turbo; but if you were...

Sure, it came with a non-turbo; but if you were going to do an engine swap wouldn't you first seek a turbo unit for it?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Well, I have an '80. Last year I ended up giving...

Well, I have an '80. Last year I ended up giving it to a friend, over a debt, who was convinced he was going to sell it for $2000 or more.
He went down to 1500, then to 1200, finally to 1000, to no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Those darn starters can be a bear of a job. ...

Those darn starters can be a bear of a job.
Good to hear you got her done!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Jimmy Joe
EXACTLY!! You are a perfect candidate for a...

EXACTLY!!
You are a perfect candidate for a DIYer: not urgently needed as a daily driver, enthusiastic about working on stuff, and looking at quality cars ;) ; these are the perfect cars to learn to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Very easy job; I just went to a dismanteler and...

Very easy job; I just went to a dismanteler and bought the whole unit $100, took an hour to install. Please fell free to ask any specifics...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,639
Posted By Jimmy Joe
"I sprayed a bunch of starting fueled into the...

"I sprayed a bunch of starting fueled into the air intake"
How long have you been doing that for?

"This starting fluid is made for gas and diesel einges so it should be safe to use unless the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Are you ready to work on this car? You can learn...

Are you ready to work on this car? You can learn just about everything you need to know right here...
a car like this will need lots of loving. DIY is fun and saves big money. If you are paying...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jimmy Joe
whilst some folks got money to burn...

others like me just fix stuff when actually broke.

When my axle went, I was warned "better do them both, the other will break next", but I chose to only do the one side.
That was two years ago;...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-23-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Jimmy Joe
WTB: W123 brake master cylinder/booster

pm me with a price, thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Best economical brake master cylinder and booster?

the prices of those pups are all over the board...
I see mcs for $32 at Kragen, must be junk..? :confused:

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,240
Posted By Jimmy Joe
sounds just like my car when she had 3 dead glow...

sounds just like my car when she had 3 dead glow plugs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-12-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Hey cdplayer, all the help very much appreciated!

Hey cdplayer, all the help very much appreciated!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-12-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Thanks everyone, it was the wires needed...

Thanks everyone, it was the wires needed attention on that center button 'lockout'. apparently they had been worked too hard swapping switches in and out. Whew, checked everything but those first...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Jimmy Joe
So now I find that neither front nor rear window...

So now I find that neither front nor rear window on the driver side function. Hmm. This sounds more like a wiring problem, than a motor.
Any thoughts on a weak link here?
As I mentioned, once the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-11-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Jimmy Joe
Did I kill my window motor?

About 6 months ago I bought a window switch from *************** for $40, and it felt "sticky" from the getgo, then it just blew apart a couple weeks ago (junk). I managed to get it together enough...
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