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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-06-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By msyoder
Sold

Folks,

It went fast. I got a $1000 from a mechanic who wants to replace the engine and get it running again. I was surprised to discover that the KBB retail value for this car with 300kmi was...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-05-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By msyoder
Looking for '87 300TD

I'm looking to buy another '87 300TD. I'm located in the NYC area. Key required feature is the third seat. Less then 150kmi is nice to have.

Thanks,
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-05-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By msyoder
1987 300TD for Parts

I have a 1987 300TD in the NYC Metro area (Manhattan) that has two bad cylinders. I need to get rid of it this week. Might make a good parts car. Engine has the following new parts:

1) Turbo...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-05-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Sad Day

Folks,

It looks like the end of the line for this 300TD. We corrected the hard starting with IP seals and replacing two leaky injectors. The smoke is something internal in two cylinders. I've...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Thanks, t walgamuth. It's interesting to...

Thanks, t walgamuth.

It's interesting to learn that leaking injectors might cause misfiring since it's been impressed upon me that diesels can run rich (as they do at full throtle).

My guess...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Yup, it's the 603 engine with the self adjusting...

Yup, it's the 603 engine with the self adjusting valves.

Let me see if I understand the leaking injector hypothosis...

1) The old worn/damaged injectors don't close as far as required and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
My original turbo had been failing slowly over...

My original turbo had been failing slowly over time. See treads by regarding poor performance. Nick investigated it and found that the wastegate didn't sit closed completely and there was some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
I just did the vacuum pump back in dec. as...

I just did the vacuum pump back in dec. as preventive maintenance. The smoke strikes me as oil smelling, but very different from the black smoke that my broken turbo created. I got the rebuilt...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
more sadness

We'll the new turbo worked very well...

But something has gone wrong since (4000mi and one oil change later) and I'm stumbling at idle on one or two cylinders. I get gobs of light blue smoke when...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
As a used car owner I wasn't responsible and...

As a used car owner I wasn't responsible and don't know the oil change experience the car had for the first 210kmi of it's life. Bust since then it's had regular 3kmi changes with diesel rated dino...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Just curious if anyone has purchased a rebuilt...

Just curious if anyone has purchased a rebuilt turbo from Phil here at shop forum?

Thanks,
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Johnhef - Yes, the first week I owned the car. ...

Johnhef - Yes, the first week I owned the car.

rg2098 and Sady - That makes the most sense. I remember checking the oil and not being able to notice the consumption, but I only drove a short...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By msyoder
Broken Turbo

Folks,

My car died last week on the Teconic Parkway in NY. The main symptom was huge gobbs of black smoke and NO power. Coudn't even climb a hill faster than 10mph. I drove it about 20 miles in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Hey, Finally got a chance to report back...

Hey,

Finally got a chance to report back after my Indy took a swing at my boost problem while he was changing my vacuum pump.

First thing he did was change the air filter -- how embarrassing. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By msyoder
George, I expect that it's just a...

George,

I expect that it's just a coincidence that it happened after jump starting your friend. The glow light failing to light when you turn on the key indicates that at least one of your GPs is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,132
Posted By msyoder
Yeah Tom, I would love to do it myself, but not...

Yeah Tom, I would love to do it myself, but not without a shop and access to all the tools I might need. In addition this seems to critical to wait until I can organize a family trip to a relative's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Boost Preasure with no enrichment

Guys,

Just want to double check the conventional wisdom about boost preasure measurements WITHOUT enrichment. Dave M. reported that one of his cars pushed 12.5psi with the ALDA disconnected, i.e....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Dave, I have disconnected the ARV and ERG...

Dave,

I have disconnected the ARV and ERG vacuum lines as I have seen described in this forum. The biggest affect that I've seen from that change is that my preasure line from the manifold...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Sorry for the confussion in my post. My "leak...

Sorry for the confussion in my post. My "leak down" was actually a test for how fast the preasure would leak out of the ALDA. Off the IP I couldn't pump it up. On the IP it leaks at about 1psi/sec...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2004, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Hmmm. Dave, your input here is very interesting....

Hmmm. Dave, your input here is very interesting. I'm sorry I didn't read your post while I was away in VA and had an opportunity to mess with the thing.

First, your quite right. I standard 24mm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,132
Posted By msyoder
We'll thanks to this thread I was able to...

We'll thanks to this thread I was able to determine that my car has the original vacuum pump as well. I believe that I'll help feed my indy on this one.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Well, I was able to test my ALDA and timed to...

Well, I was able to test my ALDA and timed to leak down from 10psi to 5psi in 5-6sec. Based on what Dave has said, I'm going to assume that there is enough volume generated by the turbo to old this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2004, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By msyoder
Carrameow, I don't have an answer, but I can...

Carrameow,

I don't have an answer, but I can sympathize with you because my vacuum pump stopped working last summer when it got wet from front window seal leak.

My indy says the have some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2004, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,773
Posted By msyoder
I'm getting a couple of hours to mess with the...

I'm getting a couple of hours to mess with the ALDA tomorrow morning so I'll enjoy my 1K rt drive to the in-laws for Christmas even more than usual. And I think that's just great. It'll be a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2004, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Dave, That is indeed very helpful. Mine...

Dave,

That is indeed very helpful. Mine took 8sec to leak one psi. Now I have a little balloon pump that I tested with my preasure gage and it pumps up just great. (Will still need a mityvac to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,868
Posted By msyoder
Dave, Yeah, I sure wish there was a way to...

Dave,

Yeah, I sure wish there was a way to capture that missing data in the poll. Thanks for rounding up voters from the roll-call thread.

About your Sis' car with the erratic temp problems,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,868
Posted By msyoder
Intersting. This round of voting already doubled...

Intersting. This round of voting already doubled the survey group, but the ratio is virtually unchanged. Looks like about 20% of the 603.96 heads have suffered.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2004, 11:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,073
Posted By msyoder
Thanks Rick. We'll I've got some queries out...

Thanks Rick.

We'll I've got some queries out to several salvage yards in NJ and Long Island. I'll see what I find. Still (not so) secretly hoping for Dave M. to pipe up with his ALDA rebuild kits...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,446
Posted By msyoder
I survived the head replacement and trust me if...

I survived the head replacement and trust me if this wagon hadn't been so hard to find in the first place I probably would have let it go, but I'm sure glad I didn't. My failure was certainly due to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2004, 08:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,868
Posted By msyoder
BTW, for you guys that don't plan to experience...

BTW, for you guys that don't plan to experience this head crack problem I apologize for the "No, not yet" sarcasm. As you can see from the posts in this thread I was working my way through the pain...
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