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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
Sorry for the delay in responding. So the...

Sorry for the delay in responding.

So the smoke is black. I do not see any hint of blue and it is certainly not gray or white. Which would indicate to me that this is a fueling issue, correct me...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
Thanks for all the help guys! Sorry my posts my...

Thanks for all the help guys! Sorry my posts my be a bit out of order...

Diesel911 - This is more or less the same thing I am doing. Throttle is zip-tied wide open near the IP, shut off valve is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
Should have mentioned... When I first bought...

Should have mentioned...

When I first bought the Truck it had a serious fungus problem. Enough to occasionally clog the fuel pick up tube (the W460s used a pick up tube that comes in from the top...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
This is a grey market truck, which I do not...

This is a grey market truck, which I do not believe had any kind of altitude correction. Looking at the IP the only thing I see hanging off of it is the shut off valve. I figured it would smoke...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
This truck has no EGR or ALDA. The Injectors...

This truck has no EGR or ALDA. The Injectors were replaced last year with ones that were supposedly calibrated before shipping for the NA 617. There was a pick up in power then (seat of the pants...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
Thanks for the rely guys. I would rather the...

Thanks for the rely guys.

I would rather the car pass emissions as it is supposed it. It used to pass just fine, now it doesn't so something has changed. Enough that the opacity is like 5x what...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By BenzMacX
OM617 Injection Pump Timing Question

So I have a 1980 300GD with a European OM617 naturally aspirated engine.

Living in Colorado, this truck has to pass emissions every year, just a simple opacity test at a couple load points. The...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,076
Posted By BenzMacX
We bought 3 blower motors recently for 2 of our...

We bought 3 blower motors recently for 2 of our 16vs and a friend's 8v (exactly the same motor and procedure for both). During the installation of the last one we decided to take some pics and do a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,076
Posted By BenzMacX
Hey guys, Sorry about the picture situation,...

Hey guys,

Sorry about the picture situation, learned the hard way to never rely on the webspace that your university gives you. Because you will graduate (or leave) and they will take that space...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,505
Posted By BenzMacX
Does your cooling fan work? The only place I...

Does your cooling fan work? The only place I have seen that plug used in for the electromagnetic fan clutch on a 2.3. Not sure if you have a viscous or electromagnetic on your D.

Check to see if...
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,794
Posted By BenzMacX
Hey, I am JimSmith's son. My timing chain...

Hey, I am JimSmith's son.

My timing chain ate my guide rail quite some time before the catastrophic chain failure (it ended up eating through the tensioning rail and started on my aluminum head,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,076
Posted By BenzMacX
Oh yes, I did forget to say to disconnect the...

Oh yes, I did forget to say to disconnect the battery, I will put that in as the motor and contacts are basically unprotected once you get the cover off...

My wiper arm was hitting the hood when I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,076
Posted By BenzMacX
W201 Blower Motor Removal/Installation (Large Pics)

We bought 3 blower motors recently for 2 of our 16vs and a friend's 8v (exactly the same for both). During the installation of the last one we decided to take some pics and do a little write up. ...
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,090
Posted By BenzMacX
Well quite a bit has changed for me since this...

Well quite a bit has changed for me since this posting...

I think the deal killer for the W202s was the lack of a manual transmission. At the time W203s were not in the question as they cost too...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-11-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
The link in one of my posts up above has a page...

The link in one of my posts up above has a page on mercedes shop where psfred explained it. I would have followed all of his directions but I don't have a multimeter with a duty cycle measurement on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-11-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
Yeah, I am not really sure how all this damn CIS...

Yeah, I am not really sure how all this damn CIS crap works, thats why I am going to VEMS as soon as I can.

I turned mine clockwise and I was most definitely running rich, so Clockwise leans it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-06-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
*problem solved* After doing everything,...

*problem solved*

After doing everything, really, everything (including checking my timing, and solder connections on the ECU and EZL boards) I decided to take a step back, and readdress the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-05-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
I am an impatient sob, so I went ahead and did...

I am an impatient sob, so I went ahead and did the resister trick...

didn't work.

Any ideas?


*edit* when I say it didn't work, I mean I am getting the correct voltage drop on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
So my father and I, who is a mod on this form...

So my father and I, who is a mod on this form (Jimsmith or some creative user name like that) have come up with an idea to fool the system for the time being. I did a little calculation and it turns...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-05-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
I did test the EHA and it was a perfect 19.5...

I did test the EHA and it was a perfect 19.5 ohms.

I just did the pot test (key on, voltage between top and middle pins of the pot) and measured a value from 0 to 8 v. 0v when it was closed, 8v...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-05-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
I put everything back together today, using...

I put everything back together today, using silicon sealant to seal any sketchy rubber parts (I am putting a VEMS EFI in it this summer, so spending a lot of money on parts I am going to throw away...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
There are a lot of Pictures, so I put them on my...

There are a lot of Pictures, so I put them on my website. If you need higher quality pictures for whatever reason, I can send them to you.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-04-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
I didn't check tight the manifold bolts, yet, but...

I didn't check tight the manifold bolts, yet, but I will get there (I couldn't detect air being pulled in from there)... I am going to replace all the vacuum lines in the engine compartment first. I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By BenzMacX
If you have a big problem with your guides you...

If you have a big problem with your guides you can most likely see it if you pull the valve cover and look down. The guides themselves are plastic and probably would not make a rattle noise if one...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-01-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By BenzMacX
190E 16v High Idle, cannot rev over 2500rpm

Hi guys,
Its been a while sense my last posting, but my car has been running... decent.... nothing I couldn't handle (exhaust problems, a few fuel problems, spark plug wires...). But recently I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-02-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,398
Posted By BenzMacX
Well, After i put everything together, put the...

Well, After i put everything together, put the oil and water flush and power steering fluid in the car i turned the key and less than a half a second later i heard the unbelievable growl of a 16v...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-18-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,398
Posted By BenzMacX
That is very encouraging... I will try to do this...

That is very encouraging... I will try to do this as soon as i can. Does the VEMS system have a way for using the stock Throttle Body or do you have to use something else? With the MegaSquirt...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-17-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,398
Posted By BenzMacX
well, no doubt I will do the conversion weather...

well, no doubt I will do the conversion weather sooner or later... If she doesn't pass emission testing then it will be verrrry soon, if I squeak past again then I will probably wait until next...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,398
Posted By BenzMacX
Well, we did some more work on the car today, and...

Well, we did some more work on the car today, and the head will probably be going on tomorrow, however, we still do not have the correct shims as they are coming from Germany. They will hopefully...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-02-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,398
Posted By BenzMacX
Hi Racing, This is Jim's son, and this 16v is...

Hi Racing, This is Jim's son, and this 16v is more or less mine and I am doing most of the work.

Well, today we were going to pull the caps off however when we attempted to do so we realized that...
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