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Forum: Tech Help 12-21-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
Links

The B2 piston info is still available at

Ritter Easley B2 Piston Info (http://web.archive.org/web/20041026013432/http://business.baylor.edu/Richard_Easley/autofaqs/b2piston.htm)
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2004, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By savagetom
You may be interested to check out my offering in...

You may be interested to check out my offering in the for sale section. It is a '95 and the evaporator was repaired by MB several years ago and is working fine. Great cars.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-31-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By savagetom
Here are some pictures. ...

Here are some pictures.
http://savage.mbz.org/140/index.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-31-2004, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By savagetom
Fs: 1995 S320 Lwb

1995 S320 LWB, White with Palomino interior. Moon roof, heated front seats, 6 disk CD changer. WDBGA33E7SA282637

The vehicle looks and runs great - no excuses - no stories. The car is in great...
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,252
Posted By savagetom
95 S320 128,000

95 S320 128,000
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-25-2004, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By savagetom
Can you get the nut loose from the threads? If so...

Can you get the nut loose from the threads? If so you may need to cut the old mast if it is so bent up that the nut won't slip off. I had to replace my mast after a garage door incident. I was...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
Thanks, brewtoo. I does feel good. A sense...

Thanks, brewtoo.

I does feel good. A sense of accomplishment and a sense of saving a lot of money and perhaps a car. We spent maybe $150 including a filter, pan gasket and fluid. If we had faced a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-23-2004, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
Well its done. I was able to reassemble the unit...

Well its done. I was able to reassemble the unit yesterday and it is working fine.

So to answer my question, it can be done in place. It is possible that it could be done without trimming any of...
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2004, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By savagetom
I recognize that science and facts carry very...

I recognize that science and facts carry very little weight in oil discussions but that isn't going to stop me from injecting some. Here is how the chemical engineer would analyze this. First think...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2004, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
Shane, thanks for the feedback. Did you see...

Shane, thanks for the feedback. Did you see anything in the manual about renewing the piston guide?
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
B2 Piston Repair Update

My son did drive the car 600 miles without incident, it did just fine once it got out of first gear (only had to run through the gears three times). Currently up on stands, we've got the old one out...
Forum: Tech Help 02-05-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
Thanks. Yes, I have seen it. His car is...

Thanks. Yes, I have seen it. His car is exhibiting symptom number 2. Hopefully, someone has some experience changing this part.
Forum: Tech Help 02-04-2004, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,862
Posted By savagetom
B2 Piston Failure

My son has an 82 300D with the classic B2 piston failure symptoms. I hate the thought of pulling the transmission. Has anyone successfully replaced the B2 piston without removing the transmission?...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By savagetom
Hi, Todd. Yes, fixing the valve cured the...

Hi, Todd.

Yes, fixing the valve cured the leak I thought was the heater core. A heater core leak and a valve leak will appear at the same spot under the car. In my case, I could see a drop of...
Forum: Tech Help 01-19-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By savagetom
I'd be tempted to tighten each connection a...

I'd be tempted to tighten each connection a little. Maybe a 1/4 turn if they don't seem too tight now.

On my'87 190D, I removed the aux water pump and replaced it with a brass connector. The...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By savagetom
Wow! That electrical diagram link is great! I've...

Wow! That electrical diagram link is great! I've saved all the pdfs for future reference. Thanks for the link.

I've got a question, though. I was unable to open them with my home computer....
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2003, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,771
Posted By savagetom
Try Aquapel. It is like RainX except it lasts...

Try Aquapel. It is like RainX except it lasts longer. Huge improvement in all my vehicles - especially at night. Water beads right up.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2003, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By savagetom
I owned one for about 2 years. Great car. My son...

I owned one for about 2 years. Great car. My son would still be driving it if a minor wreck hadn't totalled it in the eyes of the insurance company.

I think the non-obvious things to look for are...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By savagetom
If the tie rods, ball joints, etc aren't worn out...

If the tie rods, ball joints, etc aren't worn out then an alignment tech will turn some nuts on the tie rods or adjust an eccentric bolt on the control arm to get the alignment correct. The...
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2003, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By savagetom
I have a 95 S320, also. I always unscrew the...

I have a 95 S320, also. I always unscrew the filter cap and lift it slightly before I start to suck the oil out of the dipstick. After I pump up the TopSider, I pull out the filter and change it. It...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By savagetom
I made an extractor for a 617.912 (diesel)...

I made an extractor for a 617.912 (diesel) engine out of a 8mm bolt and nut from Lowe's. I threaded the nut all the way up to the head, slipped on a couple of washers and a short socket about 3/4...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2003, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By savagetom
I could feel resistance (spring like) as I lifted...

I could feel resistance (spring like) as I lifted the sprocket up to the camshaft when reinstalling, so I guess I'm O.K.

Thanks again for all the help and ideas.

I see this post vaulted me...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2003, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By savagetom
Not sure how the cam got out of time. The...

Not sure how the cam got out of time. The previous owner (I'm the 3rd) thought the original owner had some head work done for some reason. I'm guessing it was reassembled incorrectly. However, I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-04-2003, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By savagetom
Thumbs up Timing Question Update

I got the car fixed today! Here
s what I did.

I checked the crank positon indicator by removing the no 1 cylinder glow plug and inserting a clear tube filled with oil. As I rotated the engine...
Forum: Tech Help 10-04-2003, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By savagetom
Sounds like classic chain stretch to me. At least...

Sounds like classic chain stretch to me. At least that's the diagnosis I'd make on a diesel engine I'm more familiar with. I know offset keys are available for OM617 engines. Perhaps they are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-04-2003, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By savagetom
The MB Maintenance manual specifies 150...

The MB Maintenance manual specifies 150 newton-meters in the table for job 4050 (rotating tires). I believe this converts to about 110 ft-lbs.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-02-2003, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By savagetom
Thnaks for the feedback, guys. Jim, I agree...

Thnaks for the feedback, guys.

Jim, I agree with you on the picture indicating that the crank is behind the cam not ahead of. I read it as about 3 degrees of stretch and being off 1 tooth or 18...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By savagetom
617.912 Timing Question

I've got a new 1984 300D Euro version. Adjusted the valves the other day for the first time. When I finished I lined up the cam TDC mark on the bearing support with the notch in the cam shaft. When I...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2003, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By savagetom
Steve, on page 2 of the Electrical...

Steve, on page 2 of the Electrical Troubleshooting Guide, Model 201, Model Years 1984-1993, the 3rd illustration from the top on the left side of the page (landscape) seems to indicate that the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2003, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By savagetom
I faced this problem on my 1987 190D. I ended up...

I faced this problem on my 1987 190D. I ended up cabbaging together a diode connection outside the fuse box. It worked fine but wasn't elegant. I never did find the diode and holder. However, I think...
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