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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By tombance
About the door locks, that is normal and standard...

About the door locks, that is normal and standard to Euro models of that generation (or at least, it was exactly the same on my W124).

But there should be child locks, activate somewhere in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,766
Posted By tombance
The picture isnít too great, but are you sure it...

The picture isnít too great, but are you sure it really jumped forward?

The gear towards the rear of the engine looks like the gear that drive one camshaft from the other on the OM606
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,305
Posted By tombance
Surely changing a rotor on a W123 involves...

Surely changing a rotor on a W123 involves removing and refitting the wheel bearing. These cars have quite tight tolerances on that. Are you sure they didn't leave it too loose or tight?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By tombance
OM617's aren't very common in the UK, as they are...

OM617's aren't very common in the UK, as they are all in W123's which are either rusted away or worth serious money.

OM603, OM602 and OM601's are fairly common in 190D's and W124 250D's and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By tombance
This happened to me once on my OM602 2.5 5...

This happened to me once on my OM602 2.5 5 cylinder car (euro car - non turbo).

I disconnected the hard line and bent it around into a large coke bottle that I cable tied into the engine bay.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By tombance
Was your EGR disabled before? That can make a...

Was your EGR disabled before? That can make a difference.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-04-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By tombance
Agreed. Go and give it a good drive around. Find...

Agreed. Go and give it a good drive around. Find a long steep hill and put your put down to get it hot and blow out the carbon.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By tombance
I had a W202 C220 CDI, 1999 model in the UK. It...

I had a W202 C220 CDI, 1999 model in the UK. It had a Webasto that like you said was supposed to come on at startup if the outside temp was less than 5C or so. It would then switch off when coolant...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By tombance
I disabled the EGR on my OM611 car (same engine,...

I disabled the EGR on my OM611 car (same engine, only 4 cylinders) and it took ages to get warm from a cold start, and the MPGS actually went down.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-04-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By tombance
Check the wattage value of the rear lights. I...

Check the wattage value of the rear lights. I think it is common to fit 2.5W rather 5W (or vice versa, I forget) for either the tail lights or the brake lights (I also forget).

Take them out and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By tombance
I did it on my euro spec W202 C220 CDI (OM611 - a...

I did it on my euro spec W202 C220 CDI (OM611 - a 4 pot version of the OM613).

It was quite easy, just took lots and lots of time chipping away at the gunk with a screwdriver whilst vacuuming it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,036
Posted By tombance
I don't think a capacitor will help at all. ...

I don't think a capacitor will help at all.

The battery itself acts as a huge capacitor, if you are getting ripple with the battery connected then there is a problem with the alternator.

If the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By tombance
You should try the later OM611/612/613 CDI...

You should try the later OM611/612/613 CDI engines. They shear off pretty much 50% of the time. Thankfully they still start with all of them gone! I have one stuck in my OM611 now, I'm just going to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By tombance
Sadly at the time I was very inexperienced. ...

Sadly at the time I was very inexperienced.

Now with 320hp and an LSD I would challenge you to a drift-off any day :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By tombance
Yeah, in Europe not many people under the age of...

Yeah, in Europe not many people under the age of 25 have ever driven a RWD car, and many people never will in their entire life. Its only really if you get a Mercedes or a BMW here (or something much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By tombance
Lost the back end on an ice patch going around...

Lost the back end on an ice patch going around that bend. Fish-tailed a couple of times before finally going into the wall.

Then I guess a tire dug into the grass and it went over.

I like to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By tombance
Thesecars are indeed amazing. I rolled mine one...

Thesecars are indeed amazing. I rolled mine one and a half times and all 4 doors stilled open.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/tombance/Car3.jpg...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-17-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By tombance
87 will be a serpentine pulley, 82 a v-belt?

87 will be a serpentine pulley, 82 a v-belt?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 44,119
Posted By tombance
Hello Vernon, I used to have a 250D, and...

Hello Vernon,

I used to have a 250D, and went through 3 or 4 pumps off ebay which failed in exactly the same way as the one in your picture did. Each time I came very close to having an accident,...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 03-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 36,076
Posted By tombance
Pray tell the location of Dave's new hideout?...

Pray tell the location of Dave's new hideout? Your not the only one who would liek to continue to listen to his advice.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,731
Posted By tombance
It might be that the bearing in the tensioner arm...

It might be that the bearing in the tensioner arm has worn so that it only moves as much as it is required to in normal operation - i.e a few degress either way.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
Well, my desire for a manual transmission and the...

Well, my desire for a manual transmission and the inflated price of diesel cars in the UK has led me down the path of a 190e 2.0. I hear this engine won't be far off the reliability of the OM60X...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
You don't sound like a prick, a lot of people...

You don't sound like a prick, a lot of people have said that to me and I can fully see their point. My only defense is that I was following several other cars doing the same speed, none of which had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
I'm not sure about another W124. I know its my...

I'm not sure about another W124. I know its my own fault for getting a bad example in the first place, but I've had nothing but problems with it. I don't really have the time or energy to be mending...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
It had so many silly issues and rust problems...

It had so many silly issues and rust problems that it was getting close to being parted out and scrapped anyway. So I'm not that sad about the loss of the car, it went out with a bang.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
Yeah everyone there said I was lucky to be alive....

Yeah everyone there said I was lucky to be alive. The firemen who pulled it off the road seemed very impressed by how it had held up. Even though I was the only one in there, all 4 seats remained in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,543
Posted By tombance
Rolled the W124...

The back end came out when I hit a patch of ice at 60mph yesterday. Tried to steer into the skid but must have overcompensated because the car snapped side to side twice, hit a wall then rolled...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tombance
I think the wiper design for the W124 changed...

I think the wiper design for the W124 changed about halfway through production. My 1991 model has the simple plastic cover which is just clipped on.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,344
Posted By tombance
Very normal, took about 500 miles of driving for...

Very normal, took about 500 miles of driving for mine to return to its previous quiet idle.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By tombance
If the motor is definitely running yet the wiper...

If the motor is definitely running yet the wiper isnt moving either one of the linkages in the mechanism is broken/popped off or all of the gears in your gearbox have stripped.

You might want to...
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