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Forum: Tech Help 07-05-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 42,169
Posted By Josh8loop
Wink Nice work on the Sonnax overlap kit and swapping...

Nice work on the Sonnax overlap kit and swapping the solenoids around. That sounded like a briliant idea ;) I almost wish I would have done more of the Sonnax parts that didn't require bore rework...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By Josh8loop
I went ahead and ended up visiting a local...

I went ahead and ended up visiting a local bearing supplier a while ago. Unfortunately they did not have a direct cross reference for the larger inner bearing from SKF brand to Timken. I took a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By Josh8loop
Great info there on the wheel seals! Thank you.

Great info there on the wheel seals! Thank you.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By Josh8loop
I didn't see one on mine either. I still like the...

I didn't see one on mine either. I still like the 12(14) Quart flush method and completed my second one on my vehicle recently. I believe even if I had a drain plug I may still do it the same way....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By Josh8loop
How cool, someone took the plunge and followed my...

How cool, someone took the plunge and followed my lead. My Teflon return tubes have been working flawlessly for quite a while now. Really I need to get some more of that tubing and replace all of it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,343
Posted By Josh8loop
Wanted to bump this to the top for any other...

Wanted to bump this to the top for any other information that people may have gleaned about low power/low fuel economy since I am suffering with this currently. I am curious about replacing the 02...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,343
Posted By Josh8loop
Great information there! Funny because I just...

Great information there! Funny because I just looked under the hood a few days ago to see very early start of "Black Death" on cylinder #1 injector. I used BrakeKleen, and STP carb/choke cleaner...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,139
Posted By Josh8loop
I've been tracking my fuel economy for a couple...

I've been tracking my fuel economy for a couple years ago on Fuelly.com. My results mirror others who post their results on the 05 and 06 CDI's here in the states. I've heard claims of mid to upper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Josh8loop
I've had that new T-stat in there for quite a...

I've had that new T-stat in there for quite a while. I performed a quick test on the coolant system to verify coolant temps are where they should be. The engine is running between 195 and 200 Deg...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,343
Posted By Josh8loop
I am having a similar issue. When I first bought...

I am having a similar issue. When I first bought the car I was getting 32MPG in town. Over the last year or so the fuel economy has been slipping to the point now where I'm at around 26MPG for the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-29-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Josh8loop
Just to update. I ended up finding a cherry of a...

Just to update. I ended up finding a cherry of a car. Found a 2005 E320 CDI. Medium blue in color, with tan leather interior. I love the HID projector headlights. What a great car! I'm glad I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Josh8loop
Ordered the one from KO performance. 92 Deg C....

Ordered the one from KO performance. 92 Deg C. and comes with the temp sensor. I would have gone with the Pelican parts unit except that KO performance is located in Florida like me, and they had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Josh8loop
2005 E320 CDI 92 Deg C Thermostat....

Noticed my new to me 2005 E320 CDI engine temp is running lower than it should. It's indicating 60C in colder climates, and only got to around 80C in Florida here. I verified temps with a digital...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-29-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Josh8loop
Thank you -really appreciate it folks!

Thank you -really appreciate it folks!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Josh8loop
I see that. I recently read about one a member...

I see that. I recently read about one a member here sold for 10,500 and the guy who bought it sold it to another who sold it to a guy who put it on Ebay for 16,500! It was a beautiful car, but way...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Josh8loop
TTT

TTT
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Bump. I'm still interested in this topic, and am...

Bump. I'm still interested in this topic, and am curious to get your input.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-23-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Josh8loop
WTB 1999 E300D in great shape....

Fellas,

I have in the past owned MB diesels, and come from a family who has owned MB diesels also. I currently have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI and am very familiar on how to work on diesel vehicles. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Any one have any ideas? ..

Any one have any ideas?



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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Josh8loop
Most guys would have put their tails between...

Most guys would have put their tails between their legs and hid from the situation, and considered it a kiss of death to have glow plugs break off-especially two of them! Another testament to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Question is how do I acheive 195-205 Deg F in...

Question is how do I acheive 195-205 Deg F in this type of engine? Any drop in replacements that you know of? Thanks for the help!



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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
I saw those options too. I found an Omix-Ada...

I saw those options too. I found an Omix-Ada unit part number: O321710652 that is 195 Deg F and can be purchased here:
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Good input-thanks! I'm some what unfamiliar with...

Good input-thanks! I'm some what unfamiliar with the clutch fan operating characteistics so that helped too. Glad to see you didn't mention anything related to increased engine wear from the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,127
Posted By Josh8loop
I realize this is a really old thread, but I...

I realize this is a really old thread, but I wanted to find out if you all found out if increasing injection timing helped MPG's and didn't contribute to component failure?







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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Josh8loop
You might be right-at least I really hope so! ...

You might be right-at least I really hope so!





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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
That's really cool! I will need to wait until I...

That's really cool! I will need to wait until I have the car to look further into aero mods. That will be fun to play with. If there are no technical issues to bumping up the operating temperature I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Josh8loop
Heard that the 1999 E300D torque converter locks up at 3K RPM-any way to lower that?

Fellas,

I have read that the 1999 E300D tranny torque converter doesn't lock up until 3K RPM which is around 80MPH. This means that it isn't as efficient as it could be if it would lock up a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Don't disagree about the "right foot mod"-makes a...

Don't disagree about the "right foot mod"-makes a huge difference. Aero mods can also be quite effective, although I still want to retain the cars full heat rejection capability so unless I create...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By Josh8loop
Coolant temperature and MPG's....Related?....

Fellas,

Let me start by saying that I don't own a mercedes diesel at the moment. The last one I owned('86 190D) I sold a couple years back. I am currently courting a 1999 E300D and hope to be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Josh8loop
Good point! I think in this case it's going to...

Good point! I think in this case it's going to work out well. The seller decided to remove the glow plugs himself. One is already out(#4 cylinder), and cylinder number 2 is the one giving him...
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