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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By JimSmith
I am also looking to sell my 1983 240D in my...

I am also looking to sell my 1983 240D in my signature. It has been sitting for too long and the floor flooded the last few years because the rear window seal has failed. I have been living in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By JimSmith
I know a dash from 1984 with no cracks sounds...

I know a dash from 1984 with no cracks sounds outrageous so here are some photos :

Jim

No idea why these photos came out upside down....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By JimSmith
1984 W123 Gas Engine 230E For Sale

This car belonged to my Aunt who had it looked after by a local independent shop in the Fort Lee area of NJ since it was new. I imported it, along with several other vehicles at that time, and had...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-05-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By JimSmith
2009 ML320 BlueTec - Drive Line Vibration

I purchased a 2009 ML320 BlueTec 5 years ago with ~10,000 miles on it, and have driven the vehicle an additional 125,000 miles now. I have had 3 items fail that were not warranty items, an AddBlue...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-28-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By JimSmith
I will be following this thread to see how it...

I will be following this thread to see how it goes. My son just bought a G300D from 1980 with a manual (non-turbo). He wants to put a 606 engine in it but wants to keep it a manual. Have to see...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By JimSmith
Thanks guys. I ordered a rebuilt motor from...

Thanks guys. I ordered a rebuilt motor from George Murphy after a few minutes of talking to him. Good guy. The part number is, by the way, 0 130 111 043. This series of motor fits a bunch of cars...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By JimSmith
Thanks, the guy was great on the phone, has...

Thanks, the guy was great on the phone, has brushes and motors for everything MB it seems. Great source, thanks again.

Jim
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By JimSmith
Thanks, it looks like the motor itself is in...

Thanks, it looks like the motor itself is in short or no supply, so I will remove the brushes tonight, measure them up and order new ones. Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-13-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By JimSmith
What is the structural and cosmetic condition of...

What is the structural and cosmetic condition of the W123? I have a strong 240D engine and transmission in a near terminally rusted body. I have a big decision to make on that one too....and where...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-13-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By JimSmith
Anyone Have A Source for a 1998 W210 Blower Motor?

Fixed my speed control unit last summer, using the W140 replacement unit as described herein in another post and now, a year later the motor burned up. It is likely brushes and I would also just go...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,020
Posted By JimSmith
Sorry to hear that. Mine is reaching the 240,000...

Sorry to hear that. Mine is reaching the 240,000 mile mark and the engine runs like a top still. No change in oil consumption for 200,000 miles. Have it in Colorado now and I routinely get over 35...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,747
Posted By JimSmith
I finally got around to removing the driver's...

I finally got around to removing the driver's side tail light assembly and figuring this problem out. The blinker lamp is inserted in a plastic socket with electrical contacts that became, over time,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,477
Posted By JimSmith
Congratulations! Sounds like a hell of a lot of...

Congratulations! Sounds like a hell of a lot of work with exceptional results! Makes one wonder why MB elected not to make the drivetrain available then, and today. Thanks for posting the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By JimSmith
The arrangement of the hardware in the rear wheel...

The arrangement of the hardware in the rear wheel well of a W123 is quite simple and once the rear wheel is removed, quite accessible. I do not believe spraying some WD40 or the like "around" back...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By JimSmith
Great cars, mine gets 29 mpg at sea level. At...

Great cars, mine gets 29 mpg at sea level. At nearly 6,000 ft it gets 35. Turbo makes altitude effect on performance next to nil, but without the air density the low drag body combines to give...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
Not having done this job on a 617 I may very well...

Not having done this job on a 617 I may very well be wrong regarding doing this job, but, I have done it on a 16 valve 190 and it wasn't that big a deal. The 190 had the same oil pressure behavior...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
The lack of oil pressure is a new and potentially...

The lack of oil pressure is a new and potentially significant piece of information. When the bearings are starved for oil, the rate of wear increases and clearances grow. When the clearances grow...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
I think the question is aimed at finding out if...

I think the question is aimed at finding out if the starter motor turned the crankshaft when the attempt to start the engine immediately after it shut off following the bottoming out event. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
And any single or combination of belt driven...

And any single or combination of belt driven loads that approaches 35hp at ~2000 rpm is going to make the source of the load glow in the dark in short order. That is a lot of heat for an alternator...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
I am unable to comment on the event that caused...

I am unable to comment on the event that caused the problem which may well have involved oil starvation and been the reason the machine shut down. Since then the engine has been operated for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 107,270
Posted By JimSmith
I remember this thread well, and am sad to hear...

I remember this thread well, and am sad to hear Sady has been overcome by the forces of Mother Nature. Great story, and the essence of what makes a great web site.

Jim
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
Brian, I am intrigued. Wouldn't full...

Brian,

I am intrigued. Wouldn't full throttle fuel flow with an improper injection timing setting just make more smoke?

Does this engine, like the 240D, have any intake side or other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,142
Posted By JimSmith
Interesting thread. Quite frustrating to get...

Interesting thread. Quite frustrating to get through the 160 some odd posts and finding no solution.

I hate to be argumentative, but to run an engine that is consuming more than 35hp in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,747
Posted By JimSmith
The throttle is operated electronically on this...

The throttle is operated electronically on this auto. So, there is no mechanical connection between the pedal and the injection pump.

There are a couple of sensors that have to be "seeing" a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,747
Posted By JimSmith
I have a primitive code reading tool and have...

I have a primitive code reading tool and have checked, with no codes detected. I presume the brake light circuit is part of the trigger to drive the engine to idle, and my car's issues with the tail...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By JimSmith
I would buy two bolts, one each of the two...

I would buy two bolts, one each of the two available thread pitch versions available, and see which threads into the female end. I would be kind of surprised if the fine pitch is uses as this is not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,505
Posted By JimSmith
Sears used to sell a screw driver tool with a...

Sears used to sell a screw driver tool with a tapered thread on the business end and probably still do. I use that to get a grip on the shield and then like others, rock it back and forth and kind...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,747
Posted By JimSmith
Similar to what I am experiencing, however, on my...

Similar to what I am experiencing, however, on my 1998 the engine merely goes to idle and it happens when I use the blinkers. It disables or overrides the cruise control and then the input from the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By JimSmith
Throttle and Blinker Circuit "Cross Talk" on W210 E300

Just began experiencing an odd electrical issue. Auto is my 1998 E300 TurboDiesel, with 230,000 miles. When I am driving and use my blinker the throttle shuts the engine down to idle speed. When...
Forum: Site Feedback 12-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 60,131
Posted By JimSmith
Just returned to the USA, saw whunter's email and...

Just returned to the USA, saw whunter's email and am truly saddened. I found this website 17 or so years ago and I can honestly say Phil made it the only commercial website I have maintained a...
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