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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,413
Posted By Goldenvoice
Confusing OM617 oil pressure: low and fluctuating.

Not my car, but could be - a test drive today: 81 300TD, with about 250k on car - unknown for sure mileage on engine (says engine blew years ago when his dad had it, driving home from Vegas - did it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Goldenvoice
81 w124 trans fit 82 W123?

We have a 81' 300SD W124 with a problem motor, but a fine shifting transmission. I'm wondering what else the trans might fit, without any fancy mods?

Might it bolt right into an 82' 300D?

or,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By Goldenvoice
I'm glad to report discovering something new - to...

I'm glad to report discovering something new - to me, anyway. Did you guys know the housing cavity in the body has a drain?

Well, I didn't. But knowing how well designed these wonders are, I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-23-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By Goldenvoice
Thanks for the thoughts... and water getting in...

Thanks for the thoughts... and water getting in had crossed my mind, as I try to imagine what might be causing my friendly annual warning from a uniformed officer ;)

Now that I think about it, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By Goldenvoice
Why oh why does my tail light bulb keep burning out?

82' 300TD - the dawg-gone driver's side tail light bulb burns out about once a year - seems each fall... no, really.

I've cleaned and tightened the socket... even treated it and the fresh bulb...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Goldenvoice
Thanks for the insights! :) I have some...

Thanks for the insights! :)

I have some stainless a wonderful thickness for doing monkey-business repairs such as the tailgate... The 'lip' for the seal will need to be rebuilt - I won't really...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-17-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Goldenvoice
Rust repair suggestions wanted: tailgate window / sunroof channel

In the midst of contemplating turning Ava out to pasture, I decided to look into a couple rainwater leaks which have irritated me the last couple winters.

The first is the tailgate (82 300TD)....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Goldenvoice
Ava gets a valve adjustment, and a purge, each...

Ava gets a valve adjustment, and a purge, each fall. I checked the chain stretch last fall, using the mark on the cam tower, and she's right where she should be. Also had all the injectors rebuilt...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Goldenvoice
I will look into this - timing... yes, not...

I will look into this - timing... yes, not totally unlike how I set spark timing on the old farm rigs growing up - advance until she rattles, then back off just 'till she doesn't ;)

Did it again...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Goldenvoice
Can over-fueling cause nailing?

82' 300TD. Last fall compiled a working alda from several units - finally my wagon gets up and moves. Turns out, the compiled unit has it's cap in place - I do get the 'black puff' just before she...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,246
Posted By Goldenvoice
For starters, I do believe screwing the adjuster...

For starters, I do believe screwing the adjuster "outwards" tightens the steering box, not turning it "in". This 'should' be adjusted with the linkage disconnected, and feel of the lack of slop, etc,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Goldenvoice
Just did the re-solder trip to mine - and...

Just did the re-solder trip to mine - and burnished the relay contacts with 600 grit. Every time a button is pushed (the 5 'middle' ones), it stresses the solder joints. Put on your squinters, grab...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Goldenvoice
I'm assuming you have a type III? I'm no expert,...

I'm assuming you have a type III? I'm no expert, but just did the re-solder job on mine, and she's working like new. There's a basic design flaw, in that the switches are held in only by their...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Goldenvoice
Why would you want to do that? Is your current...

Why would you want to do that? Is your current system not working correctly, or are you just fishing for discussion?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Question: the new expansion valve did not come...

Question: the new expansion valve did not come with O rings. Will 'standard' NAPA stocked O rings do the job, or should I order something specific?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
The expansion valve: sniffer picked it right up,...

The expansion valve: sniffer picked it right up, but also, there was dye - enough to show it had actually formed a drip. We cleaned off the dye, and after the 20 mile trip to town and back, there was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-28-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Did a full re-solder and sanded-polished relay...

Did a full re-solder and sanded-polished relay contacts in the CCU today. Wow, it does things I never knew it would do - seems to work great. The 2 buttons next to off didn't run the fan - now they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Goldenvoice
Nevermind...

OK, may not be the best, but popped the bezel loose, and reached in from the bottom side, and gently pryed each button forward. They each have sort of 2 clicks before they're free - the first click...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Goldenvoice
ACC front & button removal? before I break something...

Gee, and I thought I was mechanically minded - I feel like a kid with one of those silly puzzles...

ACC Type III - out and on the coffee table: I'm going in after the relays - how do I get the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
LOL - Thanks - I needed that!

LOL - Thanks - I needed that!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Give that student an A!

Give that student an A!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Read that somewhere - seemed odd to me too (but...

Read that somewhere - seemed odd to me too (but an interesting theory, all the same - and mixed with humor, 'case ya missed it)



Agree it's worth some thought. I try to be practical with my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Thanks Leathermang - Thanks Roy ;)

Wow, what a great photo-essay - now THATS an involved process - one I don't think my patience will allow at this point, but a great way to understand the layout of the heating/cooling system.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
It's not quite the blind leading the blind, but...

It's not quite the blind leading the blind, but has had it's moments ;)

Condenser and radiator are cleaned AND straightened.

How, pray tell, do I get into the evaporator?
And best method to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Saturday: back to Gypsy tech - he recovers...

Saturday: back to Gypsy tech - he recovers refrigerant, then pulls out a big 2-stage commercial vacuum pump, and lets that baby suck on her for a while. Recharges the system, and this time we get...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
It did take me a couple times of fooling with the...

It did take me a couple times of fooling with the connector to the compressor before it 'clicked' solidly into place - strange little bugger.

Yes, it's the #8 fuse. So you're saying there's an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
You guys are awesome;) Well, here's where...

You guys are awesome;)

Well, here's where I'm at: The "good ole boy" tech will try again, investigating further, with out any added financial cost to me. So, with that in mind, I'll spend a few...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
I'm thinking I want it done right, and yes, I...

I'm thinking I want it done right, and yes, I trust the knowledge base here on the forum. If you guys weren't here, and willing to share about these old cars, I wouldn't have the pleasure of getting...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
OK, the pollen from the grass field next door...

OK, the pollen from the grass field next door finally quit blowing for the day, and I was able to get out and play with this some more.

History: System charged 2 years ago - worked well for a few...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,825
Posted By Goldenvoice
Correct. I just ran through the options on the...

Correct. I just ran through the options on the CCU: fan buttons all function as indicated, defrost puts hot air to windshield. Hi-low puts air to sides and floor with temp rotated toward heat, then...
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