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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,691
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Is the pump running once the engine starts? Did...

Is the pump running once the engine starts?
Did you check the fuel pump relay? try jumping it and see if the pumps keep running. The fuel pump relay is located above the fuse panel.

You want to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,997
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
My vote for worst car ever, would be The...

My vote for worst car ever, would be
The Trabrant worldwide, and for here it would be a tie between the Vega and the Pinto
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,997
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Mine was a 1963 Monza 900 convertible and I loved...

Mine was a 1963 Monza 900 convertible and I loved it. It handled very well out of the gate and even better at 70+ when it seemed to suck down to the road.
The engine was reliable, well except for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Thanks, it is pretty much a rust bucket as...

Thanks, it is pretty much a rust bucket as described in this thread here, but it is a learning experience for my stepson and a bonding experience for both of us.


Brown Zender 1979 280sl on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
More pix

here are some more pictures. Since this car is designated as my stepson's, I am having him do the work on it.

Here are some pictures of us changing the valve cover gasket and spark plugs.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
It is one of those colors that changes in the...

It is one of those colors that changes in the light. In the garage it seems very brown, but outside it seems very purple.

I think it looks good with the gold hard top.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Oops, I dit it again...

Well another R107 has ended up in my driveway.
We were over at a friend's house (lucky guy has 4 107s and two 114s) when my stepson fell in love with this brown '79 280SL. She is rusty but that M110...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-26-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,659
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I try to get there at least four times a week. My...

I try to get there at least four times a week. My goals are to get on the elliptical and do 800 calories in 40 minutes. I get the old ticker up to 160bpm. My resting heart rate is now between 57 and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,688
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I have a spreadsheet for each car with oil...

I have a spreadsheet for each car with oil changes, oil filter changes, and other maintenance tasks. For my Diesels I would do oil every 2500 miles and filters every 5000.
The gas cars can go longer...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-16-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
The SAABs that came after 1993 were based on GM's...

The SAABs that came after 1993 were based on GM's (Opel) Vectra. They still had SAAB engines until 1998. I think they should be pretty nice cars as they were positioned as luxury. My thoughts are...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
The SAAB designed 900 was phased out in 1993. GM...

The SAAB designed 900 was phased out in 1993. GM designed 9-3 and 9-5 came out after that

My old girlfriend's parents LOVED SAABs. They had three of them from an early 80's ('81 I think) twincarb...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,162
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I had two Sharp 15K units in my house in New...

I had two Sharp 15K units in my house in New Paltz. One in the Living Room and one in the Dining Room. If it was not to hot out, I would run one of them and the entire first floor would cool down. If...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-14-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,222
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
My first car was a rusty 1963 Corvair Monza...

My first car was a rusty 1963 Corvair Monza convertible. It had four wheel drums and no seat belts. The heat and defogger did not work so one night when the windshield was foggy I just stood up and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-14-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,921
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Wow, that is such a nice example! I am NOT...

Wow, that is such a nice example!
I am NOT jealous :D

I too was amazed at the difference between the 603 and the 617. The five cylinder seemed like a tractor engine compared with the six.

For...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,222
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Hell, he can LIVE in that! What does it have, a...

Hell, he can LIVE in that! What does it have, a six body trunk? :eek:

I love it
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,222
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
If you are going to compare working the BMW with...

If you are going to compare working the BMW with working on a W123 you are kidding yourself. The BMW is much more complex and much smaller. When I had my 300SD and a 528 I found the BMW much harder...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-11-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Probably need to replace all the wiring under the...

Probably need to replace all the wiring under the hood,all the hoses,sensors, air filter, fuel lines, etc.
You also need to repair whatever caused the fire. Could it have been a fuel leak?
I had a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I had a 1997 960 for a while and I loved that...

I had a 1997 960 for a while and I loved that car. There is nothing quite like a big boxy Volvo. I had test driven a 740 Turbo wagon, which was also very nice. I appreciate the quality and room in...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-08-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,109
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Attention: this forum is now closed

Pursuant to the Patriot Act IV, this forum has been deemed to espouse anti-government sentiments. As such the Department of Homeland Security has determined that this forum is to be shut down...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-06-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
White smoke? But we already have a new Pope! ...

White smoke? But we already have a new Pope!
Seriously, that could be coolant. Check the radiator hoses, do they get all firm as soon as you start the car? Does the smoke smell like coolant? Could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-05-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I think I used a toothpick to get the loctite...

I think I used a toothpick to get the loctite onto the gear shaft on the odometer on my 300SD
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,616
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I would tell him you are doing this, not ask his...

I would tell him you are doing this, not ask his permission.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 810
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Oh No!

We are having a yard sale this weekend and the wife wanted me to move spare dryer we had out back to the driveway. well just as I was passing behind Monika, the 450, she called out to me. I looked...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Does the engine turn at all when you try to turn...

Does the engine turn at all when you try to turn it over by hand? Try turning it manually with a socket wrench on the power steering pump.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-31-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
This is just what I have for Monika. Right now...

This is just what I have for Monika. Right now she is insured for 12000 agreed value. I love the increases as I am going to do a lot to her this Summer

I am glad you are going with them...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,202
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Oh God! I am so glad he is OK. I cannot believe...

Oh God! I am so glad he is OK. I cannot believe that this was a "and he walked away from it" kind of crash. Somebody was looking out for him.

It is a shame that the car is a total loss, but it can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,964
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
At least it would a 3.0 litre :D I bet a nice...

At least it would a 3.0 litre :D
I bet a nice OM603 would be perfect for that car...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-23-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
Actually it was the New 1977 Chevrolet Impala...

Actually it was the New 1977 Chevrolet Impala that was bulletproof.
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
I remember my father getting rid of cars after...

I remember my father getting rid of cars after 60K because that is when they start to go bad...

My 1957 Nomad was parked with 67000 miles on it until I resurrected it.

My Corvair and GTO had...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,186
Posted By LUVMBDiesels
U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in drone strike

National News Alert

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