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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,832
Posted By Shern
B99 and R99 are very different fuels. Re:...

B99 and R99 are very different fuels.

Re: the sender, it’s a pretty simple device. Provided the float works, the wires are free of gunk, and the drains aren’t plugged, you could probably run it in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Shern
Have you asked h3ffe what he's using?

Have you asked h3ffe what he's using?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Shern
This is too cool… Impressive prototyping!

This is too cool…

Impressive prototyping!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Shern
Replacing the thermostat is the cheapest and most...

Replacing the thermostat is the cheapest and most obvious solve.
41 years old... do you really need to futz around with an IR thermometer?

Re: damage, one of the others will chime in, but 60 is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 40,237
Posted By Shern
Odd… I hacksawed them with no issue whatsoever....

Odd… I hacksawed them with no issue whatsoever. Mind you, this was done on a flat surface.
Are you sure you’re cutting deep/far enough?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Shern
Bit of both… Los Angeles city driving and the odd...

Bit of both… Los Angeles city driving and the odd 1200 mile return trip to northern CA. If something were to happen in town, I could always call an Uber.
Re: greater distances, I carry my tools in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Shern
I guess there’s also the 46mm should need to...

I guess there’s also the 46mm should need to remove the tank screen and fuel sender.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-11-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Shern
I certainly do. 1981 240D, my one and only.

I certainly do.

1981 240D, my one and only.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Shern
Unless you have air in the line, you can simply...

Unless you have air in the line, you can simply gravity bleed. Or, gravity bleed with a little help by connecting your power bleeder and loosening the slave nipple. It’s a solid column of fluid, let...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Shern
There are two slave cylinders, an early and a...

There are two slave cylinders, an early and a late. One will work, one will not.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-07-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Shern
The lads have basically covered it. ...

The lads have basically covered it.

Regarding black fluid, one thing I haven’t seen mentioned is the master cylinder feed line. The black braided cloth line that connects the fluid reservoir to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By Shern
I suppose the most obvious question is have you...

I suppose the most obvious question is have you removed your cluster to inspect?
Are both bulbs working?
Have you bridged the rheostat?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,106
Posted By Shern
Rich have you done this swap before? (Om606)

Rich have you done this swap before? (Om606)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Shern
Woof... these photos are painful. Reminds me...

Woof... these photos are painful.

Reminds me of the number of w123s in the yard I find with a spool of wire bridging fuse terminals.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Shern
This. Even at the chain stores like...

This.

Even at the chain stores like safelite, where I got my last windshield.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Shern
You may find a 300sd with a slightly brighter...

You may find a 300sd with a slightly brighter engine bay.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By Shern
My experience comes with a very important caveat....

My experience comes with a very important caveat.
I am running an HC refrigerant: Duracool

So no. I didn’t experience a huge difference.
That said, going from R134a to duracool was dramatic....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Shern
Apparently these waivers don’t hold up in court. ...

Apparently these waivers don’t hold up in court.

I had the same issue at a parker store, would you believe it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By Shern
+1 Make a plan, do it all at once. Or over...

+1

Make a plan, do it all at once. Or over the winter…

I took a slightly less circuitous route, though I was standing on the shoulders of Sisyphean giants :).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By Shern
We're talking mins here. It's a matter of cutting...

We're talking mins here. It's a matter of cutting the length of hose you need, slipping the barb/ferrule or the bead lock fitting (whatever you choose), placing the collar in the crimper and crimping...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By Shern
Oh man. Hate to say it, but how long is a...

Oh man.

Hate to say it, but how long is a piece of string,etc? Ultimately, it depends how far you want to take things.

Rollguy Rich made some hoses for me (excellent), I made a few for myself...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Shern
They can be rebuilt in the sense you mean...

They can be rebuilt in the sense you mean re-sealed.
Are you sure you didn’t damage the steering box?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-06-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By Shern
Everything you need (and more) can be found by...

Everything you need (and more) can be found by searching the archives.

1.) DIY on this very site.

2.) there are countless AC threads but one in particular (VSTech and leathermang) has just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,181
Posted By Shern
I think he’s referring to the sprag clutch

I think he’s referring to the sprag clutch
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-30-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Shern
Happy to hear it worked!

Happy to hear it worked!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Shern
You should be able to reach the steering plug...

You should be able to reach the steering plug even easier than the oil plug.
I also do both procedures on my back, without jacking anything up.

One thing that helps (and which you need to do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Shern
These two statements are at cross purposes. ...

These two statements are at cross purposes.



The plug at the steering box is no different from the plug on your oil sump.
Do you also change your oil through the fill cap?

The steering...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Shern
A few times?… Doesn’t sound like you’re...

A few times?…

Doesn’t sound like you’re using the drain plug on the steering box?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,181
Posted By Shern
This was my method as well.

This was my method as well.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Shern
Gotcha -thanks for the explanation

Gotcha -thanks for the explanation
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