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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By chasinthesun
I found its much easier to just drop out the...

I found its much easier to just drop out the exhaust piece from the turbo too the union joint underneath the car ,no contorting,3ft of extensions , or swearing involved.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-20-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By chasinthesun
In the late 80s my employers wife drove one , it...

In the late 80s my employers wife drove one , it was in the shop about every 4 months ,I was the one who would follow her to the mechanics shop at the time and drive her back to the business .While...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-20-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By chasinthesun
Why car manufactures install Cummins or someother...

Why car manufactures install Cummins or someother experienced diesel builders block and fuel system to power up a platform vehicle.Mercedes has mastered the Diesel engine years ago.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By chasinthesun
When the bearing seizes on a vacuum pump or...

When the bearing seizes on a vacuum pump or falls apart the cam roller is then touching directly with the 2 arms of the armature where the bearing use to be , when this wears through this piece of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By chasinthesun
Would Leno ever showcase a W123 diesel?

What likely would be some of the history discussed as part of the cars review ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,359
Posted By chasinthesun
************** has a video in which he services a...

************** has a video in which he services a long Parker 300sd with a blend of veggie ,diesel, and Lubra moly , runs it for 2 hrs and it shows a big improvement on blow by and smoking after the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-20-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By chasinthesun
If frt seats are needed Iíve made some manual...

If frt seats are needed Iíve made some manual seats out of an e46 bmw work , their the sport seats that have the lumbar and fit like a glove . Work well and have more seating adjustments once...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By chasinthesun
Iím doing this job with my 85 300d this week ,I...

Iím doing this job with my 85 300d this week ,I bought the turbo gasket kit along with the tube kit and decided to exit the turbo as part of the service .When you take the longer route at this fix...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By chasinthesun
The rearend has a lot of play most likely , Ihave...

The rearend has a lot of play most likely , Ihave the same issue in my 300cd and living with it til I have time for a swap with a good without the slack .You can Check it by having the car on a lift...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By chasinthesun
I was interested at some point buying a rooftop...

I was interested at some point buying a rooftop tent and keeping it for camping ,slings open with a ladder to access the sleeping courters .Perfect weather right know for the outdoors and running the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-28-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,619
Posted By chasinthesun
If you search a euro version of the w116 youíll...

If you search a euro version of the w116 youíll see what I consider one of the best designed cars from the 70s ,itís not just the lines that the wide body owns but the bumper and lights that the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By chasinthesun
Replace the tumbler with new key but youíll not...

Replace the tumbler with new key but youíll not like how much work it is without a key which allows the lock to disengage ,you have to drill the lock botton that locks the steering wheel , this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-26-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By chasinthesun
A color that fits any older mercedes,not many...

A color that fits any older mercedes,not many wagons in that shape,dbl keeper.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-06-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By chasinthesun
The clk wheels I know will fit .Not sure of the...

The clk wheels I know will fit .Not sure of the Amg for fitment.Ive tried the r129 rims once and really liked the wide rim with its correct looking vintage ,itís a 16 in rim that was placed on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 790
Posted By chasinthesun
Iíve found once the old rod assembly is off you...

Iíve found once the old rod assembly is off you can lay it on a board length ways and mark where the center of the back of the rods ends are , this will give you and good starting point when you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By chasinthesun
Would neglected valve adjustments led to exhaust smoke

A 1979 300cd with no knowledge about mechanical engine history other than low mileage.Smoke is blue and takes some time til it idles nicely from a start.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By chasinthesun
90s Cummings turbo installed onto a 617

Recently came across this cl add for a rather nice 300d but the modification with the turbo looks like it ruined the hood , any real gains in power with this larger turbo ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By chasinthesun
The Houston area must be of the same ring of fire...

The Houston area must be of the same ring of fire to find these Mercedes of this vintage, in yrs past the shipping by Mercedes Benz of their vehicles to a large coastal port like Houston Gives cause...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By chasinthesun
Rear window regulators bend binding the motor Up,...

Rear window regulators bend binding the motor Up, their is a fix with welding that can be performed.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By chasinthesun
Needy old cars will lighten your pocket book , I...

Needy old cars will lighten your pocket book , I would live with some of the items that are cosmetic, you can open up more problems than you want if a mechanic or interior shop gets their hands...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-31-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By chasinthesun
The reality is over time the worn down daily...

The reality is over time the worn down daily driven 80s w123s have been mileaged out ,used beyond the repair worth fixing due to drivetrain repair I'm sure .these needs usually put them into the yard...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By chasinthesun
Cost to perform a clutch on an 82 240d

Looking at a car on cl and suggests tlc ,best case is it's still drivable , worst case I'll be wrenching on it immediately.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By chasinthesun
What's a ballpark figure to retool a tired a/c...

What's a ballpark figure to retool a tired a/c system to this setup?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-15-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By chasinthesun
Lucky to own a low mileage 300cd at one time, the...

Lucky to own a low mileage 300cd at one time, the steering wheel has a texture on it that wears over time .THis gold 300d is a very nice example ,most collectors go for low mileage with good papers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By chasinthesun
I survived one crash that took the frt end and...

I survived one crash that took the frt end and pretzeled a lot of the driver side metal . The 65 mph hit to a concrete barrier put the car in the air briefly then landed next to the barrier the way...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By chasinthesun
A few words as It goes for the transmission...

A few words as
It goes for the transmission with no gears forward, if you have reverse its either the b2 piston or a broken band. If you have no gears - shifter linkage , band itself is broken , or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chasinthesun
Ok ,got the 722.303 trannie pulled yesterday ,...

Ok ,got the 722.303 trannie pulled yesterday , all day ordeal hate to say,order the gasket then onto install and hope for the best.It was a rather clean car,opened up the pan and was very happy to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By chasinthesun
Holy retro that looks good!

Holy retro that looks good!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chasinthesun
Post 10 on the linked thread does make mention...

Post 10 on the linked thread does make mention that the movement of transmission fluid already in the trannie maybe suffiecient for the speedo gear to maintain itself without failing without the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chasinthesun
722.315 (1985 300d)swapped for a 722.303 trans (1985 300sd)

If you wanted to put a 722.303 trans (85 300sd ) into an 85 300d which had the 722.315 trans your issue would be here.W126 transmission in a W123 - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum...
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