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Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
something I just noticed: The "economy" gauge...

something I just noticed: The "economy" gauge sits in the red until I hit about 1200 RPM at which point it falls to about halfway. I'm assuming this might happen since the pump is dumping a lot of...
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
NOO! That's not what I wanted to hear! Just say,...

NOO! That's not what I wanted to hear! Just say, "Hey, no big deal! Just turn that screw next to the headlight switch 2 times and sprinkle some glitter on the radiator" or something!!

Now where...
Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
Rough/Low idle 500-575 RPM after new injectors 300SE UPDATE: econ gauge maxed at idle

1990 300se. Running nicely now with the new injectors and plugs but idle is REALLY low and has a hard time gaining stability on cold start.

Couldn't find any "idle adjustment" information in...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By scoodidabop
1990 300SE 173K Silver/Parchment Int. nice shape.

Asking $3500 OBO. Come check it out!

Mercedes Benz 300SE VERY CLEAN (http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2961389966.html)
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By scoodidabop
Checked that first. Will check again though....

Checked that first. Will check again though....
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By scoodidabop
1990 300SE Suddenly rough idle, rough runnin'!

So the old girl ran great last night but when I jumped in her this morning the idle sounded awful. It almost sounds like a cylinder miss. Under moderate acceleration the engine sounds very rough as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By scoodidabop
Thanks for the link. I'd rather find one locally...

Thanks for the link. I'd rather find one locally but that seems like a decent deal.

I agree though, more money for a little better car would be ideal. Interior replacement and such is something...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By scoodidabop
Good call on the rust... I was thinking...

Good call on the rust...

I was thinking about offering something like $700-ish. I don't want to insult the guy but I think that's what it's worth... to me at least. If he doesn't go for it then...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By scoodidabop
I wanna join the cheap wagon club! I miss my W123 but don't want to regret this buy

So I found an ad on the Houston Craigslist for an '83 300TD with 255k miles on it that had been in storage for over 5 years. The seller is asking $1200 for it and advertises it as "for parts or...
Forum: Tech Help 12-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By scoodidabop
1990 300SE Rear end popping/clunking

Well I thought this awful noise was coming from the front of my car but it seems to be coming from the rear passenger wheel. Whenever I make a right turn and apply the throttle (it eases up or...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By scoodidabop
Totally dry? Yeah pretty much... I mean there may...

Totally dry? Yeah pretty much... I mean there may have been a LITTLE in there. Bench bleed huh? Never heard of it. Time to google!

Regarding the clunking, it's a steady "clunk clunk clunk...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By scoodidabop
Double question, all the way!! 1990 300SE 126

My front passenger brake caliper leaked ALL of my brake fluid out a couple days ago... I took the caliper all apart and cleaned all the brake fluid and grime off of it. The brake fluid ate some of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
Wait, really!? Doh! I assumed that was the...

Wait, really!? Doh!

I assumed that was the norm since fueleconomy.gov shows 15/17 mileage for it. The car only uses a little bit of oil and runs very smooth. I never noticed any odors (excess...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
No, I get that aspect of it for sure. He told me...

No, I get that aspect of it for sure. He told me he was busy until Monday, which is when I scheduled a meeting. Lo and behold he sells it today...

For some insane reason I'm getting closer to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
Ha! Awesome! It's like a consolation prize. I'll...

Ha! Awesome! It's like a consolation prize. I'll check it out, thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By scoodidabop
Nooo!!! Ever miss a deal on a low-milage diesel? Why are Craiglisters such jerks?

I don't get it. I've sold things on craigslist before... even sold a couple cars on there! EVERY TIME someone calls me and sounds serious about buying something from me (including setting up a day...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By scoodidabop
AC vents reacting to throttle? Where do I start?

Whenever I apply my throttle more than halfway, my AC vents partially close and divert to my windshield defrost vents. If I take my foot completely off the throttle, the vents correct themselves (no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By scoodidabop
You're close! It's just to the right of that, and...

You're close! It's just to the right of that, and a little harder to see... The white thing is a vacuum modulator for the transmission... unfortunately since it's making that buzzing noise, it needs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By scoodidabop
I'd love to get the whole car, but all he has is...

I'd love to get the whole car, but all he has is the engine.... he's asking $500 which I think is an okay price if the engine is in good shape.

Regarding the existing: I've moved the injectors...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By scoodidabop
Good call... I'll definitely pick one of those up...

Good call... I'll definitely pick one of those up first.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By scoodidabop
Are there any issues with this engine swap?? 300D

I found a local '81 turbo (617) for a fair price that the owner claims ran well with no smoke before the car was wrecked.

Would there be any issues dropping that puppy into my '85 300D Cali?

My...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By scoodidabop
WTB: Chrome Grille Strips W123. In Houston? I'll pick up!!

I need the 6 horizontal strips and the single vertical strips on the w123 grille. If you're in Houston, and you have some available, hit me up and I'll come grab them!

I've priced them out online...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
I went to the shop on shepherd.

I went to the shop on shepherd.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
Well guys it doesn't look good. I took my...

Well guys it doesn't look good. I took my injector to a Bosch shop and they tested it for me. It tested at 135 bar with an excellent pattern. What should my next move be? Is there anything I can do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
Could this be a possibility even thought the...

Could this be a possibility even thought the engine seemed okay before the new injectors were installed?

I've got one new injector on the way from mercedes source, so I'm going to try that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,190
Posted By scoodidabop
The new dash is in. I installed a new tube while...

The new dash is in. I installed a new tube while I was at it. I used pipe wrap/insulation from the hardware store. Not the stuff that looks like a pool noodle, but the one that's more rubbery.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
Dang. None of that sounds good. I think...

Dang. None of that sounds good.

I think I'll have time to go to the Bosch place next week. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,190
Posted By scoodidabop
Well, there's been a couple of interesting...

Well, there's been a couple of interesting discoveries and I wonder if they play a role in my issues.

The ac compressor belt is very loose. I think it may even be the wrong belt. In addition, my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
If you have any insight on this new post I would...

If you have any insight on this new post I would appreciate it very much.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By scoodidabop
UPDATE! I did a little bit of testing. ...

UPDATE!

I did a little bit of testing. Here's what happened;

I switched injector 4 and 5. Noise reduced about 80%. Now when I pinch on the hard injector line, I can feel the tap lightly on 4...
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