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Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-16-2004, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By G-Man
Rick, The G has always come in two sizes. The...

Rick, The G has always come in two sizes. The cabriolet version is based on the SWB and the four door LWB is the most common version. Since 2002 when MBUSA took over importation, they have only...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-26-2004, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,306
Posted By G-Man
The G-cabriolet is extremely rare period....

The G-cabriolet is extremely rare period. production numbers for the more modern 463 chassis are as follows; The total of 463 Cabrios made until the end of 2003(starting in 1989) is as follows:
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Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-17-2004, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By G-Man
At nearly 100k miles there is a good chance...

At nearly 100k miles there is a good chance balancing wont do it. The u-joints have likely loosened up to the point of needing replacement. One other consideration is the center shaft between the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-02-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By G-Man
G-Wagens in MOAB UTAH Oct 7-10

The time for the annual G pilgrimage has come again. This year promises to be the largest gathering yet. We will be plying the trails in the Moab area in our G's next week :)

The official Hotel...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-02-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By G-Man
The M104 is an inline six. Most do develop a...

The M104 is an inline six. Most do develop a headgasket leak at some point. It is an external oil leak and not an engine stopping malady. Cost at a dealer for replacement is about $1000. The fix...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2004, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By G-Man
Thanks Steve, You are corret, it is K-jet, I...

Thanks Steve,

You are corret, it is K-jet, I checked the manual.

Your comments agree with the mechanic I spoke to at the G dealer. He also mentioned a possible mixture adjustment. I haven't had...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By G-Man
It is L-Jet. I was advised to first remove the...

It is L-Jet. I was advised to first remove the intake and replace all of the vacuum lines.

Sounds like the WUC controls fuel pressure and can lead to rich/lean conditions. Mine is more of an air...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By G-Man
high idle speed M110 280

I have the M110 2.8L dohc six in my '84 G-wagen. The engine runs way to fast at cold idle, sometimes nearly 2000 rpm.

I know that there are a couple of parts that could be responsible. The warm...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 12-15-2003, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By G-Man
Depends on what you consider reasonable I guess;)...

Depends on what you consider reasonable I guess;)

The biggest source of Unimog links I know of is at www.rockymountainmoggers.com There you will find quite a few Mog sellers. I bought mine...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By G-Man
$10,000 buys it Joe;) Of course if you can help...

$10,000 buys it Joe;) Of course if you can help me get the 3.6 to work in my truck, I'm willing to negotiate:D

I just bought my '94 280Ge from a guy in Cary. Its a little red bugger, did it ever...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,394
Posted By G-Man
There is probably a little more air space around...

There is probably a little more air space around the engine in my G-wagen but, I could see fairly well from the bottom. I would just get the gasket, how much could it be? THEN take off the intake...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By G-Man
You'll have to beat me in the bidding;) I was...

You'll have to beat me in the bidding;) I was just going to post about that very engine.

I have a couple choices for upping the power in my G320. The 3.6L M104 is one option, the other is a bolt...
Forum: Tech Help 12-04-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,394
Posted By G-Man
Mine was leaking from the heat exchanger. I am...

Mine was leaking from the heat exchanger. I am pretty sure it was the gasket between the exchanger and the block. There was actually a missing mounting bolt that probably was the cause. I had my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By G-Man
PEH, I would guess that if your diesel will not...

PEH, I would guess that if your diesel will not start at 30-40*F that you have either a low compression problem or injector spray pattern problem. Getting the glow plugs to work just masked the true...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2003, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By G-Man
30-40F is PLENTY warm.The car should start...

30-40F is PLENTY warm.The car should start without any problems IF it is cranking fast enough. If it is cranking pretty fast, you have another problem. Has the fuel filter been recently changed?...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2003, 09:37 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,482
Posted By G-Man
379,000 km on my '71 416 Mog. The original 5.7L...

379,000 km on my '71 416 Mog. The original 5.7L OM352 engine has 10,500+ hours on it:eek: Starts and runs like a champ, just a little smoky on cold mornings.
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-07-2003, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By G-Man
My MB dealer just uses Enterprise rent a cars. I...

My MB dealer just uses Enterprise rent a cars. I have had Pontiac Grand Ams and Jeep Liberty's, nothing fancy but they pick up the tab regardless, if you need a car, they rent you one. They do not...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-06-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By G-Man
Gilly, I can appreciate your side of the...

Gilly, I can appreciate your side of the "loaner" issue. I have chosen my BMW service point based on them using BMW cars as loaners. It sure beats the heck out of a used Taurus from the competeing...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 11-06-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By G-Man
Interesting philosophy, find something worse to...

Interesting philosophy, find something worse to justify buying/owning something known to be problematic. Yeah, enjoy your ML's, and the dealers service loaners too:rolleyes:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
So, Does anybody have a feel for how prevalent...

So, Does anybody have a feel for how prevalent the 603 head failures are? It is the more powerful engine and is offered in either the SDL or the 124 e-class, which is a tempting combo. I just really...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2003, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
I like the 210 myself. I am just REALLY concerned...

I like the 210 myself. I am just REALLY concerned about 155 lb/ft trying to push a 3500lb sedan at 8-10,000 ft elevation. Check my sig, I'm pretty spoiled by powerful machines.

I am trying to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By G-Man
I have a beef with the notion Eric extended on...

I have a beef with the notion Eric extended on drain intervals for synthetics in diesels. There are a lot of trucking companies out there running 40-50 thousand miles between oil changes on heavy...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 11:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
Great info guys, thanks a million. If the...

Great info guys, thanks a million.

If the SDL will approach 30 mpg, that sounds like a good choice. My drive would be mostly across the flatlands at lower altitudes. I very much like the idea of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
I like the VW option, except for the fact that I...

I like the VW option, except for the fact that I swore off front wheel drive years ago. I just don't know if I could go back.

I also noticed that the 96-97 W210 diesels are not turbo'ed and the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
OK, Now bring me up to speed a little on the...

OK, Now bring me up to speed a little on the engine differences. I would have guessed from the nomenclature that they were the same engine and the only difference was the "L" length of the wheelbase....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-20-2003, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By G-Man
Best diesel for me?

I am about to get myself into a big commute situation. I have a 2800 mile round trip to make once per month. Right now I have some great cars but nothing that I want to put 60k miles a year on, or...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 06-13-2003, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By G-Man
If you really wanted a sleeper, the hot ticket...

If you really wanted a sleeper, the hot ticket would be to buy a lightly used G500 and have a Kleemann supercharger installed. The G55 would be history against that leviathan, so would most cars on...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-19-2003, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,275
Posted By G-Man
Depending on who / where you buy a Mog from, many...

Depending on who / where you buy a Mog from, many come with new or near new canvas to get you started. If it comes with original canvas as some may, it lasted 30 years:eek: Thats not bad!

I would...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-18-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,275
Posted By G-Man
My 416 has a heater/defroster that uses coolant...

My 416 has a heater/defroster that uses coolant just like a regular automotive heater. BTW ALL 406/416 trucks are diesel, they use the OM352 engine, 5.7L inline six no turbo. The 416s are rated for...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-17-2003, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,275
Posted By G-Man
The 406/416 are going to be out of your original...

The 406/416 are going to be out of your original price range. There is nothing wrong with a 404 though. For the price they can not be beat. They generally have quite low miles and most where over...
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