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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Tree Frog
Thanks. I was hoping for something a little...

Thanks. I was hoping for something a little cheaper...that's 1/3 the cost of the car...lol
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Tree Frog
Trailer hitch for 300 TD

Friends, I've got a 1985 300 TD. Great car. I'm exploring installing a trailer hitch to install a bike rack and/or pull a light trailer...emphasis on light.

There is no hitch installed at this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,318
Posted By Tree Frog
Okay, I feel like a dope... After work I was...

Okay, I feel like a dope...

After work I was checking the floor mats on the passenger side of the cabin to see if I could find any sort of wet spot...none. I did, however, notice that the smell...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,318
Posted By Tree Frog
Holy crap! So do I! That's a lot more involved...

Holy crap! So do I! That's a lot more involved than I'd like...bar's leak is sounding better and better...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,318
Posted By Tree Frog
At the risk of seeming to be an idiot...

Can I add a coolant sealant like bars leak as a temporary fix?

Other than the fogging, how can I check to see if this is actually the problem? How difficult is replacing the heating core?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,318
Posted By Tree Frog
Thanks for the replies

I've checked...no polish in the car. :P

The operating temp is back in the range of "normal". I knew the coolant was getting old because the temp had been creeping up during operation. I'd...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,318
Posted By Tree Frog
Smells like fingernail polish...

I pulled the radiator from my 82 240D over the Christmas break because I had to replace my fan shroud (the old one basically fell apart...). I took the opportunity to flush the radiator once I had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Tree Frog
Quick question re fan shroud

I was doing some work on my '82 240D, and wanted to remove the fan shroud to give me just a little more room. The shroud was original, and, when I tried to remove the clips, broke around these two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By Tree Frog
Well...I've got nothing to lose. I was going to...

Well...I've got nothing to lose. I was going to throw out the filter anyway...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By Tree Frog
I was wondering if the filters could be cleaned. ...

I was wondering if the filters could be cleaned. I think I still have the old filter I replaced. I'll try cleaning it this weekend.

Thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By Tree Frog
Has anyone tried this cleanable fuel prefilter?

I've been having fuel problems w/ my 82 240D for a while now. A couple of years ago, I was having significant sludge problems in the tank. Basically, I was getting about 8 miles before having to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Tree Frog
Thanks for the replies, folks. I am going to...

Thanks for the replies, folks. I am going to replace the shut off valve at the back of the IP, but wanted to know if I needed to rebuild the vac pump as well...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By Tree Frog
240D

A 240D is about as simple as you can get. A friend of mine once described it as a farm tractor with a nicer body.

I bought mine a few years ago with 195k miles for $1600, if my memory serves...
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Tree Frog
Oil in Vac lines?

I've got a 1982 240D. It's got 206k miles on it.

I was having a problem with the engine not stopping once the key was removed, so I started hunting for a leak.

I put a vac tester on the main...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Tree Frog
Thanks. I'll try unscrewing the strainer hose...

Thanks. I'll try unscrewing the strainer hose fitting. I didn't even think of that...just saw the bit ole fitting on the strainer and figured that was the way to go.

Once I can get the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Tree Frog
Clogged tank screen

Okay, I had some fuel delivery problems, as seen here:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=232451

Anyway, I went today to pull the screen. After I'd put the rear end up on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tree Frog
I checked the primary while I was in it. It's...

I checked the primary while I was in it. It's clean (so far...)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tree Frog
Okay...just changed the secondary (screw on...

Okay...just changed the secondary (screw on filter) and reprimed the system. It'd run until the fuel in the primary filter was gone...it seems that the fuel's not getting from the tank to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tree Frog
Sweet. I hope it does the trick. I'm...

Sweet. I hope it does the trick.

I'm tempted to drop the tank and flush out all the accumulated crud...but not that tempted!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tree Frog
You're right...I changed the primary but not the...

You're right...I changed the primary but not the secondary. I'll slap one in tonight before I go home...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tree Frog
Fuel delivery issue-please help!

Okay, I've got a 1982 240D. I recently started running about a gallon of biodiesel in 3/4 tank of dino diesel (I've run two tanks of this mix so far).

I was coming into work last week and the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Tree Frog
Thank you all! Off to the recyclers w/ my oil! ...

Thank you all! Off to the recyclers w/ my oil! I truly appreciate all of your help!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Tree Frog
Quick question re used motor oil

I've recently changed the oil in my '82 240D. So now I've got about 5 quarts or so of USED oil, and thought that, instead of taking it to my local hazardous waste recycling plant, I'd dump it in my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tree Frog
Stuck Brake Caliper-HELP!

I've got an 82 240D. I was changing my brake pads, and found leaking pistons on the left caliper. The new calipers came today (I decided to replace them rather than fool w/ rebuilding them), and I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Tree Frog
Hm...the last primary filters I bought were less...

Hm...the last primary filters I bought were less than $2.00 each, and they were identical to the originals, and made for diesels.

Any reason why these would be better?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Tree Frog
Stupid ATF question

Okay, at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, here goes....

I changed my auto tranny fluid and filter in my 82 240D. I'm not a natural born mechanic, and don't work under a shade tree, so...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Tree Frog
HELP! 82 240D won't start!

I drove my 82 240D yesterday, and, just as I pulled into my driveway, it died. It will turn over, but won't start. I thought that it might be out of fuel, so I put 2 gallons in tonight, bled the...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 01-31-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tree Frog
'82 240d

Can you foresee any problems running this mixture in an '82 240d? It's running great now on regular diesel, but I've been wanting to try wvo...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 01-31-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tree Frog
How much SVO?

Hey greazybenz-how much SVO do you add 1 gallon RUG, 1 gallon kerosene, 2oz cetane booster to?

Can you use wvo (filtered of course)?
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