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Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By coolram62
This biggest problem with ethanol comes when your...

This biggest problem with ethanol comes when your car sits for a period of time. They were never really intended for enthanol in any amount to be used. It's been proven thru testing vehicles get...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By coolram62
That is a good idea but on my '83 SD the glovebox...

That is a good idea but on my '83 SD the glovebox light is on a switched power with the key.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By coolram62
You are most welcome. That link can act odd...

You are most welcome. That link can act odd depending on what browser you're using. I use IE9 but found some things have to opened with Chrome.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By coolram62
I have a '83 SD that had a Kenwood cassette deck...

I have a '83 SD that had a Kenwood cassette deck already installed when i dought her. Thankfully whoever installed it didn't hack the harness. I replaced the Kenwood with a JVC cd player. It was just...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By coolram62
The aura (glow) you're seeing around the plug...

The aura (glow) you're seeing around the plug wires if voltage leakage thru the wires. This is just from working on other vehicles as I'm still learning on my 420. In my opinion you shouldn't see...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-26-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By coolram62
The body panels of course are the same as is the...

The body panels of course are the same as is the cladding. I would also get the tail light assemblies if they are in good shape. I'm not sure if the wood is the same but that would be something else...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By coolram62
I don't think you mentioned what year you SD is...

I don't think you mentioned what year you SD is but everything between 1981 to 1985 will interchange (beyond a few odds and ends). As suggested state your symptoms here and someone should be able to...
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By coolram62
What is the antenna doing or not doing? Does it...

What is the antenna doing or not doing? Does it try to operate at all?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,696
Posted By coolram62
First make sure the battery posts are clean and...

First make sure the battery posts are clean and there are good tight connections from the cable to the posts. After this o get a better idea if you have a multimeter (digital is easier to read) check...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By coolram62
It could also be a short in the glow plug ground...

It could also be a short in the glow plug ground circuit.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By coolram62
One thing to keep in mind is you want to stay...

One thing to keep in mind is you want to stay away from spraying any type of petroleum based product in a lock. Brake cleaner can be an exception since it disapates so easily. Always use an aersol...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,606
Posted By coolram62
Thank you oldtrucker for the advise and insight....

Thank you oldtrucker for the advise and insight. I had an idea the monitor would read the rated current through a circuit to know is something was amiss. That's what has me stumped now with the rear...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,606
Posted By coolram62
I apologize for resurrecting an old thread but...

I apologize for resurrecting an old thread but it's relevant to my problem and may help others with similar issues.

The issue I'm having is on my '88 420SEL (US spec). The lamp failure light...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By coolram62
The water can either get in from underneath, from...

The water can either get in from underneath, from the wheelwells r from draining down through the body. I don't know how the W210 sunroof drains but that could be a source for example. If there's any...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By coolram62
There should be at least one drain in the rocker...

There should be at least one drain in the rocker panel. Most likely there is one at each end. It may just be clogged with dirt. You could clean it out with either water or air.
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,311
Posted By coolram62
Pmckechnie, I appreciate the advise on the spark...

Pmckechnie, I appreciate the advise on the spark plugs. I had looked on Advance's website just to see if they were listed. I then put the P/N 7905 that came up at Amazon and the WR8DC came up. I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,311
Posted By coolram62
Looking through plug part numbers at Advance for...

Looking through plug part numbers at Advance for my '88 420 it has a Bosch P/N 7905 listed. It's a Bosch Super Plus Copper Core plug. My question is... is this a non-resistor or resistor plug. The...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By coolram62
The O-ring is the seal between the pump body and...

The O-ring is the seal between the pump body and the block or timing cover. You use grease (silicon grease will work) to hold it it's the channel (I can't think of the proper name) during assembly.
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By coolram62
W126 '88 420SEL starting issues

I just purchased a '88 420SEL to keep my 300SD company. I knew she has issues going in but the body is good, the paint decent and the interior is ok. The oil looks good as does the trans fluid with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,916
Posted By coolram62
I apologize for the slowness of my response but...

I apologize for the slowness of my response but please consider my condolences for you and you company.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,430
Posted By coolram62
The W126 cowl area is like a magnet to leaves and...

The W126 cowl area is like a magnet to leaves and debri. When I bought mine I couldn't believe the amount of leaves/debri that came out. I used a combination of shop vac, leaf blower and pressure...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By coolram62
This is the most recent in a few I've found on...

This is the most recent in a few I've found on cars. On my '83 SD I was replacing the hand primer for the new style and found the short hose from the secondary filter to the housing stamped "NOT FOR...
Forum: Tech Help 10-25-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By coolram62
x2 on above as it looks to me electrical in the...

x2 on above as it looks to me electrical in the trunk it's routed from the left (driver's side). I need to repair the exterior panel on the right side due to the tail light seal leaking.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By coolram62
My '83 SD had the exact same type of filter. I...

My '83 SD had the exact same type of filter. I serviced the PS and went with the cartridge paper filter. Thankfully I didn't throw the old filter away.

EDIT: Now that's 3 '83s that had this type...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,362
Posted By coolram62
When I did the valve adjustment on my '83 SD I...

When I did the valve adjustment on my '83 SD I found it odd there weren't any washers under the valve cover nuts. When I put it back together I had forgottent to purchase wave washers so I used...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By coolram62
"Die Hard With A Vengence" has a gasser ,500 or...

"Die Hard With A Vengence" has a gasser ,500 or 560, used very prominently by Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. Though it's funny the scene about the fuse block and sadly she ends up flipping. That...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-07-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By coolram62
When I replaced my '83 SD's VC gasket there were...

When I replaced my '83 SD's VC gasket there were no washers. I had 4 copper washers though not correct did the trick.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By coolram62
I actually know where this car is located. If I...

I actually know where this car is located. If I get up that way I'll definitly have a look at her.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By coolram62
It's a realtivly easy job and a great time to...

It's a realtivly easy job and a great time to change both fuel filters. One thing I found interesting was the short fuel line between the pump and pre-filter was stamped NOT FOR FUEL - got to love PO.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By coolram62
This is on my '83 300SD. I have a similar problem...

This is on my '83 300SD. I have a similar problem with the warning lights - in particular the low fuel and alternator lights. With the key on all the lights go through self test. Wait for the glow...
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