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Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Diesel911
Odd no cranking issue W123 617.952

The job started of with me doing what is needed to remove a Window Swatch so I could scrape the contact points.

When that was done I tried to start and got nothing! If that was not enough the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Diesel911
X2. I removed my Steering Damper when I was...

X2. I removed my Steering Damper when I was degreasing the underside of my Car. I drove it with out the damper on the Freeway and city roads with no noticeable difference except that not having it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 483
Posted By Diesel911
I missed another one. The Shutoff Solenoids...

I missed another one. The Shutoff Solenoids inside of the top cover of the Fuel Injection Pump used to fail.

There was also a 2 different tries at a retrofit kit for the Governor Linkage inside of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By Diesel911
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Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By Diesel911
Kind of a good idea to do one thing at a time. ...

Kind of a good idea to do one thing at a time.

Note dirt in an injector can also cause issues. Also we have no way of knowing if the shims and springs go back were they were supposed to be.

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 483
Posted By Diesel911
Thought of another one. The stamped Rocker Arms...

Thought of another one. The stamped Rocker Arms cut into the Aluminum Rocker Arm Brackets and cause them to wear out fast and of course shot the valve clearances.

Broken valve springs and burned...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 483
Posted By Diesel911
I forgot I also remember them breaking Connecting...

I forgot I also remember them breaking Connecting Rods and main and rod bearings going out.

Head Gasket issues also.

I remember removing the Cylinder Head on one and I pushed down on a piston...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 483
Posted By Diesel911
In the shop were I worked we worked on them. Head...

In the shop were I worked we worked on them. Head Bolts pulled out of the Block. On higher mileage ones the Cranks broke and or one of more main bearings Bolts stripped out.

On the Fuel Injection...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By Diesel911
They make small spring type clamps. Would work OK...

They make small spring type clamps. Would work OK for Vacuum and even low pressure fuel line applications.
NAPA likely sells them and I would expect eBay has them. Be careful of the working range of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Diesel911
I have not read of that happening. If someone...

I have not read of that happening. If someone would post a site where you can look at the actual factory service manual it will have a description of what faults cause the light to act certain ways....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Diesel911
On my W123 there is a power window relay and it...

On my W123 there is a power window relay and it has a single fuse (the #12 fuse) that is shared with some other things in the interior. If that fuse burns or is not making good contact none of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Diesel911
I don't know on SD's but on W123's there is no...

I don't know on SD's but on W123's there is no fuse in the Aux Water Pump Circuit and when something shorts it burns up part of the Climate Control Circuit Board and even has caused one fire.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Diesel911
Is it the metal strip that melted or the body of...

Is it the metal strip that melted or the body of the Fuse? Fuses with plastic bodies have had the plastic melt before the metal strip.

There used to be an upgrade to a higher amp fuse I think it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Diesel911
What side of the car is the starter on?

What side of the car is the starter on?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-16-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Diesel911
Several Years ago ForcedInduction was the...

Several Years ago ForcedInduction was the moderator on one of the other Mercedes forums (not benzworld.) I believe he was based in Colorado.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Diesel911
I have not done it myself but there should be...

I have not done it myself but there should be threads on replacing the innards of the speedo.

Repair Links
Fast navigation...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Diesel911
Great job and you learned a lot.

Great job and you learned a lot.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Diesel911
The same happened to me several years ago. With...

The same happened to me several years ago. With some other issues.

On the Ignition Switch if you look close you will see that the contact point on the arm is gone.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Diesel911
My memory is vague on it but I believe there at...

My memory is vague on it but I believe there at least one plug you can open under each of the floor mats to let the water drain out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By Diesel911
What I remember reading by the OP is he said it...

What I remember reading by the OP is he said it shut off when he applied vacuum. That is not the same as holding vacuum.

In order for Oil the OP mentioned to work up into the vacuum switch on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By Diesel911
I did not read all of the posts so someone might...

I did not read all of the posts so someone might have mentioned this. With age the diaphragm in the Shut Off on the Fuel Injection Pump becomes porus. One of symptoms is Oil in the Vacuum Line going...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Diesel911
The shaft that turned the Ignition Switch on mine...

The shaft that turned the Ignition Switch on mine also broke. It mimicked the Lock Tumbler issue where the Key got stuck and I had to fiddle with it to get the key to turn and come back out.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Diesel911
I am thinking you may have a seat belt warning...

I am thinking you may have a seat belt warning light that the other wire goes to. But, I am guessing.
On the W123s I have never noticed a seat belt light and it has only one wire.

I did not know...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Diesel911
I use the Multimerter and almost never use a test...

I use the Multimerter and almost never use a test light. I like to know how many volts there actually is something a test light does not tell you. And of course the multi meter has the Ohm Meter...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Diesel911
How to use starting fluid/either in an emergency....

How to use starting fluid/either in an emergency.

Go to the Glow Plug Relay and unplug one of the electrical connectors. That keeps your glow plugs from coming on and igniting the starting fluid...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Diesel911
12 volts is fine on the pencil type Glow Plugs...

12 volts is fine on the pencil type Glow Plugs used on the 617 type engines.

What you want to see is the tip of the Glow Plug get yellow hot. If it gets hot in the middle as the one in this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Diesel911
If it is the one that goes from the Butterfly...

If it is the one that goes from the Butterfly Housing to the rear of the Fuel Injection Pump (that is the pneumatic governor) it is actually a vacuum line (vacuum due to the venturi).
Vacuum hose...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Diesel911
0.3125 (5/16) - 0.2952755906 (7.5mm) = 0.0172244...

0.3125 (5/16) - 0.2952755906 (7.5mm) = 0.0172244 of an inch that the 5/16" hose is larger inside.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Diesel911
I have been using 5/16" Fuel Hose on the Fuel...

I have been using 5/16" Fuel Hose on the Fuel inlet hose from the fender well tubing to the Plastic Fuel Filter and the section from the plastic filter to the fuel supply/lift pump and the 2 Hoses...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Diesel911
Square Glow Plug Connector, what wires go to it. ...

Square Glow Plug Connector, what wires go to it.

#1 Red Wire with White Stripe, Run Start Input
#2 Violet (Purple) Connects to the Starter Solenoid Wire (On Turbo Models at the Terminal Block in...
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