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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,123
Posted By JohnM.
I use an aircooled VW valve cover bale for the...

I use an aircooled VW valve cover bale for the fan pulley holder tool. Works great. :)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By JohnM.
Spring compressor sold. Here are pics of...

Spring compressor sold.

Here are pics of everything else I have:

Power Steering Pump (http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z13/massonjohn/2012-12-09184757.jpg)
Blower Motor...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-07-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By JohnM.
I've got another company on the side in a totally...

I've got another company on the side in a totally different industry, but its going to require capital to realize any profit from the business model. This isn't the first time I've had my back up...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-07-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By JohnM.
I've already picked most of my previous customers...

I've already picked most of my previous customers referrals dry unfortunately.

I have the business owners name(s) almost always and I try to find a little bit of info on the company beforehand....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-06-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By JohnM.
Any cold callers?

This is for my own company (if you could call it that)...I'm going to be homeless and penniless if I can't convert some cold leads. Good news is I do work best under pressure. :cool: :D

So, anyone...
Forum: Tech Help 12-05-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By JohnM.
Good work. The fan clutch is an important part of...

Good work. The fan clutch is an important part of the cooling system.
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By JohnM.
Check the CPS (800-1200ohm IIRC), and then check...

Check the CPS (800-1200ohm IIRC), and then check the Coil.

I worked in Auburn from Jan-Nov of this year :)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By JohnM.
If it's absolutely cherry and under 100K with...

If it's absolutely cherry and under 100K with perfect paint, interior, running gear, and records...you could swing 5-8K.

A driver with normal problems and moderate mileage (under 150K)...is in the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By JohnM.
sixto has first dibs on the spring compressor....

sixto has first dibs on the spring compressor. Will let you know if he does not want it.

kwontumspeed, will send pics of that grille surround tonight.
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By JohnM.
Yes, they are a direct swap. A set of...

Yes, they are a direct swap.

A set of knock-off euro headlights would be better looking than those IMO, but to each his own. :)
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By JohnM.
Replaced the belt AGAIN a few thousand miles ago...

Replaced the belt AGAIN a few thousand miles ago and finally its not wearing itself out anymore, nothing else has changed in the belt system.

I'm chalking it up to poor quality or counterfeit...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By JohnM.
Nice Beetle! ;)

Nice Beetle! ;)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-01-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,193
Posted By JohnM.
That type of snow tire (very soft and very big...

That type of snow tire (very soft and very big siped tread blocks) will not have very good dry traction, but you will be an unstoppable tank in the snow.

My 300E without any ASR was one of the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By JohnM.
Lol....the 300SE is already dog slow with the...

Lol....the 300SE is already dog slow with the rear end they put in it and second gear start.

Rather than cracking open the engine block, it would be far easier to put a 2.6 in it if you want it to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-30-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By JohnM.
Random 300E/W124 Parts

Trying to clear out my extra stuff before I move, all prices include s&h. PayPal accepted.

Fan Clutch with 11 Blade Fan - $40
Climate Control Unit - $35
Bosch Starter Motor - $40
Bosch Blower...
Forum: Tech Help 10-26-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By JohnM.
It's referring to CEL engine running only, it...

It's referring to CEL engine running only, it always comes on at KOEO.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By JohnM.
No woodruff key on my stock alternator...or the...

No woodruff key on my stock alternator...or the 120AMP alternator I pulled from an W140.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By JohnM.
I'm all for being "prepared" for a road trip, but...

I'm all for being "prepared" for a road trip, but taking a spare transmission with you seems a bit silly.

Unless you have a strong reason to believe your current transmission is on its way out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By JohnM.
If the title is signed over in the proper places...

If the title is signed over in the proper places by the previous owner and you have a bill of sale to back that up...I don't really see the problem?
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By JohnM.
Are there no independent tool trucks in your...

Are there no independent tool trucks in your area? (Snap-on, Mac, Matco)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By JohnM.
Dang. $1500 literally doesn't get you anything...

Dang. $1500 literally doesn't get you anything out east. :(
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By JohnM.
Let me know how that goes, it's the only reason I...

Let me know how that goes, it's the only reason I HAVEN'T added keyless entry to my car. :)
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By JohnM.
Convenience locking on my 300E. Hold the key when...

Convenience locking on my 300E. Hold the key when locking to close all the windows and sunroof. Hold the key when unlocking to roll down all the windows before you get into the car. :D:D
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,842
Posted By JohnM.
Another vote for the brake hoses. They can affect...

Another vote for the brake hoses. They can affect pedal feel....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-21-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By JohnM.
What's winter? :P

What's winter? :P
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-21-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By JohnM.
Use WordPress to build your site, you will be...

Use WordPress to build your site, you will be guaranteed top search results within a few months, even with only basic optimization.
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JohnM.
I guess it depends on your location. I'm spoiled...

I guess it depends on your location. I'm spoiled by the pricing out here in the west. If your out east (you mention snow), 3K is a reasonable price for a low mileage Mercedes.
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JohnM.
That's a little steep for a 190E, especially the...

That's a little steep for a 190E, especially the underpowered 4cyl model. $2,000 tops, if it checks out.

The transmission should have had at least 2 fluid/filter changes by now. Fluid should be...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By JohnM.
If your HC is off the charts, check the...

If your HC is off the charts, check the following, if you haven't already.

-O2 sensor (check voltage under the passenger floor mat)
-Condition of Ignition components (plugs,wires,cap,rotor)...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By JohnM.
Except iwrock doesn't give ANY hints....lol.

Except iwrock doesn't give ANY hints....lol.
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