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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Too bad you're not in the US, I'd love to have a...

Too bad you're not in the US, I'd love to have a diesel w124 wagon. Some day...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,767
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Do you know what percentage of blockage the mesh...

Do you know what percentage of blockage the mesh creates? I looked at some mesh material one time for this same purpose (on a different car) and found the mesh had only about 68% of open area. I'm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,218
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Fratelli Bosio is also an excellent nozzle. I'm...

Fratelli Bosio is also an excellent nozzle. I'm running them in my '97 E300. I had the local diesel specialist shop rebuild my injectors & install the new nozzles. They disassemble, ultra-sonic...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,767
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Be sure and rinse it really REALLY well, and...

Be sure and rinse it really REALLY well, and don't let it sit for more than 10 minutes. Radiator tubes and fins are very thin, and Simple Green is corrosive to aluminum:

"aluminum is a soft metal...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I hope you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last...

I hope you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
'84-'89 Porsche 911 has a DME relay that looks...

'84-'89 Porsche 911 has a DME relay that looks nearly identical. It controls power to the engine computer and also fuel pump. It also suffers from cracked solder joints, and car stops stone dead...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,057
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Any new news? I'd like to swap my '97 e300 to a...

Any new news?
I'd like to swap my '97 e300 to a manual gearbox, but I'm not comfortable being the parts-pioneer and trying to find what works. I'd love to see a comprehensive "buy this stuff" list...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 05-16-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,347
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Have you checked the unterdruckgesteuerten...

Have you checked the unterdruckgesteuerten beschleunigungsanreicherung?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
good move on the bosio nozzles. i had the local...

good move on the bosio nozzles. i had the local diesel shop rebuild my w210 e300 injectors with bosio nozzles with similar results. no more smoke on heavy accel, smoother running engine, and...
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
w210 tail lamp lenses

Hello all, i'd like to change the red and amber tail lamp lenses on my 1997 e300, for the 2000+ red and smoke E55 AMG ones. I like how they look.

Does anyone know if they are a direct swap? I'm...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 02-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,528
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
<Yoda voice> You will be. :D That's an odd...

<Yoda voice> You will be. :D

That's an odd claim to make. Ride height is particularly important in deep snow. A car with 6" of ground clearance will be immobile in 12" of snow. It doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,628
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Agreed. Too bad out of all the WVO conversions...

Agreed. Too bad out of all the WVO conversions out there, only a very tiny percentage have been "done right". Most are hardware store hack jobs done on a shoestring budget by incompetent people,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
2008 E320 Bluetec new owner questions

We just bought a 2008 E320 Bluetec. We bought it from a Mercedes Dealer as a Certified Pre-owned car with MB CPO warranty. We found the car advertised online at a Mercedes dealership in another...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,140
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Rusty floors are no big deal and can be patched...

Rusty floors are no big deal and can be patched up no problem. In this case however, it's a rear suspension mount point that is rusted out. All it takes is one pot-hole in the road to break it free...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 20,718
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
for sure. drive an old car? keep an...

for sure. drive an old car? keep an extinguisher inside!

and not one of those crappy dry powder ones either. those make a huge mess, and the powder is corrosive to aluminum and magnesium. get...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Most other car forums I'm on have exactly that. ...

Most other car forums I'm on have exactly that. A dedicated oil thread that is a "sticky" at the top of the forum. We need that here.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-18-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
What kind of nazi town do you live in? How can...

What kind of nazi town do you live in? How can they tell you what you can or cannot have on your own property? Parked on a public street is one thing, but on your own property???
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Ask Phil who he is.

Ask Phil who he is.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,346
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I'm not a fan of torsen diffs. The only provide...

I'm not a fan of torsen diffs. The only provide lockup on acceleration. On deceleration (braking), they provide nothing, same as an open diff.

Lockup on decel is important in truck for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,077
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Are you sure? You can't see it unless you remove...

Are you sure? You can't see it unless you remove the injector. And they often times get stuck at the bottom of the injector well, and you have to fish it out. I don't think the engine would even...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,566
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
Too true! Somehow, the ones in real life are way...

Too true! Somehow, the ones in real life are way WAY different from the ones on Pay-Per-View. :eek: :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 690
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I could use a cold beer. Happy hour doesn't...

I could use a cold beer. Happy hour doesn't start until 4 pm though. :(
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,077
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I had a leaky one a few years ago. My injectors...

I had a leaky one a few years ago. My injectors had 125k miles on them, so I figured it was time for a rebuild anyhow. I bought some new Bosio nozzles and took them to the local diesel shop. They...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,461
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I would personally never use one.

I would personally never use one.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
a photo would help...

a photo would help...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
rubber brake fluid lines? that's rather wordy. ...

rubber brake fluid lines? that's rather wordy. they're commonly referred to as hoses. it's less typing that way too. :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
I like cloth because it feels cool in summer, and...

I like cloth because it feels cool in summer, and warm in winter. You don't stick to it like leather. It's comfortable, like a well worn pair of jeans. Note, I am talking about CLOTH not velour. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
That's what I would do. Swap the drive train...

That's what I would do. Swap the drive train into an E class with a USA vin number.

If MB got their act together and sold this car here in the US, they might actually get me to buy a brand new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
parked in the forest like that, i'll bet it's...

parked in the forest like that, i'll bet it's completely rusted out underneath. why oh why do people park cars in the woods, let them rot for years, and then try and sell them? :confused:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By lupin..the..3rd
If you send using USPS, then no. If you...

If you send using USPS, then no.

If you send using FedEx, then yes those crooks will charge you duty on it BOTH ways, even though it is your own part and you aren't importing anything. On top...
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