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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Good to hear you figured out the center vent. ...

Good to hear you figured out the center vent.

The smaller round pod at the top, for the diverter flap, only opens under certain circumstances. I don't know how to "force" it to open with a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Someone bypassed / deleted the aux pump on your...

Someone bypassed / deleted the aux pump on your car. You'll probably find the electrical connector unplugged below the washer reservoir.

Why would someone do this? To save money. A replacement...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 52,312
Posted By gsxr
The VCV is essentially a throttle position...

The VCV is essentially a throttle position signal. In general, if the VCV requires adjustment away from the factory setting, the engine output may not be normal (either above OR below normal power...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 52,312
Posted By gsxr
Tobias, Remember that the VCV adjustment (on...

Tobias,

Remember that the VCV adjustment (on the side of the IP) is not really "adjustable". It should be set via factory procedure and left alone. Adjustments to shift firmness should be done at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
The aux water pump is located below the washer...

The aux water pump is located below the washer fluid reservoir on the diesels. Follow the heater hoses in that area. If the pump is missing, someone may have bypassed it. Normally the hose routes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
If a different control panel resulted in no...

If a different control panel resulted in no change, hmm... I'd unplug the aux pump and monovalve for grins. These can cause the control unit to enter a sort of 'safety mode' where things don't work...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
22" Hg is normal and correct. You have a vacuum...

22" Hg is normal and correct. You have a vacuum leak somewhere in the engine compartment to locate and repair, but for now you can bypass it and get full vacuum to the 7-port manifold for HVAC...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Did you also test each of the 7 vacuum lines to...

Did you also test each of the 7 vacuum lines to each vacuum pod, and confirm all 7 hold vacuum? That will confirm your repairs were successful.

Next test is with the engine running, check for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,289
Posted By gsxr
Photos?

Photos?
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By gsxr
Disconnect the valve adjustment rod and move it...

Disconnect the valve adjustment rod and move it back & forth between "fill" and "empty" with the engine running. If the height still doesn't change, you have an issue with the used valve, or the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
The main air / recirc flap position is not...

The main air / recirc flap position is not directly related to the EC button. It also depends on interior air temp, exterior air temp, and the desired temp selected on the controller wheel. What is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Only photo I can find is from the other side, and...

Only photo I can find is from the other side, and the flap hangs vertically down with no vacuum applied. It should flip upward, closing air inlet with vacuum applied. Looks like roughly 45 of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Any chance you can post a photo? The flap...

Any chance you can post a photo?

The flap should close the air inlet completely when vacuum is applied to both ports. I don't know what "angle" this is, or if it can be seen from inside the car....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-29-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 95,369
Posted By gsxr
Are you applying vacuum to BOTH ports of the pods...

Are you applying vacuum to BOTH ports of the pods connected to the main air flap (fresh air / recirc)?

Also, did you replace with new pods, or rebuild old pods?
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 05-17-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 37,906
Posted By gsxr
No.

No.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-09-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By gsxr
After seeing 90% of MB's around this vintage in...

After seeing 90% of MB's around this vintage in some shade of beige, I love pretty much any "unusual" color. This particular color green is very rare in USA.

:thumbup:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By gsxr
I didn't know the car was for sale until it was...

I didn't know the car was for sale until it was too late. I didn't need another one, but whoooo, this would have been tempting!!

:zorro:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-06-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By gsxr
Congrats! Will the lucky new owner post here? ...

Congrats! Will the lucky new owner post here?

:balloon2:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-18-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,961
Posted By gsxr
The acceleration enrichment is intended for a...

The acceleration enrichment is intended for a cold engine only. The system wasn't designed to do that at operating temp, possibly for emissions reasons?

On the LH systems, intake air temp has...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,961
Posted By gsxr
Neat stuff. Do you have the hex addresses for...

Neat stuff. Do you have the hex addresses for each of those 3 tables in the LH?

:zorro:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 04-03-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,961
Posted By gsxr
Ooooo, now this is interesting stuff! I'd love to...

Ooooo, now this is interesting stuff! I'd love to know more about the LH mapping. Of course, the LH-SFI v4.1 that Mercedes used was unique to Mercedes (AFAIK), and not used by any other manufacturer....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By gsxr
Nice videos, both of them - thanks for posting! ...

Nice videos, both of them - thanks for posting!

I know you mentioned the ACD-2020 kit may cause reduced travel from the diaphragm, click here...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By gsxr
You can do this IF the two pods in question are...

You can do this IF the two pods in question are the same size. Some are, some aren't... I don't have a list of which are interchangeable between chassis.
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 44,712
Posted By gsxr
That's because Photobucket likely kidnapped the...

That's because Photobucket likely kidnapped the photos and held them for ransom, and the original poster didn't want to pay. This went down in 2017 and broke images on forums everywhere. See link...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-23-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 32,425
Posted By gsxr
If you hear a hissing noise (vacuum leak) and the...

If you hear a hissing noise (vacuum leak) and the lock doesn't actuate, most likely the vacuum actuator needs replacement. You'll have to take it apart for inspection.



Wood on the dash+doors...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,426
Posted By gsxr
The only repair manual is the WIS, available...

The only repair manual is the WIS, available either via paid subscription form Mercedes (startekinfo.com), or you can buy a standalone copy on eBay to install on your computer. Be warned, it doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By gsxr
Lookin' good! Now that the engine is finally...

Lookin' good! Now that the engine is finally broken in, you can rev it past 3000rpm... LOL...

:D
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-30-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By gsxr
Stock was 2.82 so it launches a bit harder with...

Stock was 2.82 so it launches a bit harder with the 3.06 gears. And the five-speed tranny has a fairly low first gear ratio.

Top of 1st gear is around 35mph, as seen here:
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By gsxr
FS: 1997 RENNtech E60-RS widebody

Someone needs more red in their garage... :D

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-mercedes-benz-renntech-e60-rs-widebody/
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-30-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,587
Posted By gsxr
Sev, it's been a while since I've had one in my...

Sev, it's been a while since I've had one in my hands, but from memory, the Sport quick-ratio box is ~3.1 turns total when removed from the car. A standard box is about 3.3 turns. Sounds like you...
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