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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2003, 01:38 AM
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Posted By JimSmith
Beech, I can't disagree with your sentiments...

Beech,

I can't disagree with your sentiments as for the first year after I went through the experience I was still irate about the whole thing, and the useless response from MB. However, I have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2003, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimSmith
turnnel1, Until the 350SD died, I had every...

turnnel1,

Until the 350SD died, I had every intent to keep it until Mother Nature demanded it back to reestablish disorder where its designers and builders had created such phenomenal order. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2003, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimSmith
turnnel1, Yes, I have been a good customer...

turnnel1,

Yes, I have been a good customer of the local dealer for more than twenty years, and bought my 350SD from them. I got all of what I paid for the engine rebuild back, plus the MB trade...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2003, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimSmith
rdanz, Yes a compression test will tell the...

rdanz,

Yes a compression test will tell the rods have bent, and it gets real obvious as the cylinder wall gets ovalized using this measurement technique. I do not believe it will tell you they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2003, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimSmith
Given the old proverb "Don't fix what ain't...

Given the old proverb "Don't fix what ain't broke" I would just be aware the problem announces its presence by a change in oil consumption and a rough idle, and try to catch it as soon as it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2003, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By JimSmith
dkS350TD, Unfortunately for me, I...

dkS350TD,

Unfortunately for me, I experienced one of these bent rod events and one of the worst features of the experience was the inability to identy what caused the problem. MB still insists...
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