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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Graham
Surprised you haven't had any responses. I am not...

Surprised you haven't had any responses. I am not knowledgeable but am interested because I may do similar job in Spring.

I do recall reading that a well used gear may have lower torque in center....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Graham
Before making a strong recommendation, you should...

Before making a strong recommendation, you should really find out more about the car these will go on and the owners financial situation. How the car will be used is another factor - daily driver or...
Forum: Tech Help 01-18-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,289
Posted By Graham
Might as well get them while you can. You...

Might as well get them while you can.

You could jack car up and watch while someone turns the wheel. The rubber inserts should not move in the chassis tube. For my cars, manual say there should be...
Forum: Tech Help 01-18-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,289
Posted By Graham
As described in post 26, I had a problem with...

As described in post 26, I had a problem with steering not centering. It was caused by the idler arm bearing.

Did you replace the idler arm bearing kit? If so, was it replaced with at OE Mercedes...
Forum: Tech Help 01-18-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,289
Posted By Graham
It would help to include which model of car you...

It would help to include which model of car you have. Seems you don't have same problem as original poster in this thread - steering not returning to center. Sounds like you just have loose steering?...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Graham
Several of us in our area installed annular GSP...

Several of us in our area installed annular GSP axles (https://tinyurl.com/y5a49a2s), bought from Rck Otto. Mine have been in for about 6 months. They "look" good - No problems so far. Price is also...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Graham
I bought an ACDElco that was supposed to be a...

I bought an ACDElco that was supposed to be a remanufactured Bosch. It probably was, but it was dead on arrival. Only found that out after it was installed.

ACDElco wouldn't even discuss the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Graham
Many of us 107 owners have had to drain the tank...

Many of us 107 owners have had to drain the tank for various reasons.

First thing I would do, is suck as much fuel out as you can through the filler pipe. Syphon or cheap hand pump. Then clamp the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Graham
I bought a Volvo blower motor. Bosch part...

I bought a Volvo blower motor. Bosch part 0130111134 Volvo 6820812 (motor only). Cost about same as buying a complete URO blower assembly. Haven't had much luck with URO, so went with the Bosch motor...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,289
Posted By Graham
I recently had a problem with steering not...

I recently had a problem with steering not returning to center on my 107. Also occurred after a number of front end parts had been changed. Found that term for this was Memory Steer.

My cause...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-18-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Graham
Most 123 diesels have high mileage - that is what...

Most 123 diesels have high mileage - that is what they are good at. Can't imagine them having collectors value unless absolutely pristine, very low mileage museum quality.

I bought my 85 when it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-18-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Graham
I bought one of those compact lithium based packs...

I bought one of those compact lithium based packs off Amazon. I tested it when I first got it just to be sure it was "alive". Never had a need for it until over a year later. Found it was completely...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-18-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Graham
I don't think so! - It's about 50Gb - You can...

I don't think so! - It's about 50Gb - You can download it yourself from many eBay sellers for under $10. I paid under $4.00. And they provide instructions on how to install.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Graham
The best way to find part numbers for your own...

The best way to find part numbers for your own car, is to use the official Mercedes EPC. If you enter your VIN it usually greys out any parts that don't fit.

If you do a Google Search for 'ebay...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Graham
On a stock car, I don't see much of a reason to...

On a stock car, I don't see much of a reason to put in a higher rated alternator. This article covers subject better than I can:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Congratulations!! I didn't realize that you...

Congratulations!!

I didn't realize that you too were in Canada.

The dud ACDelco starter I bought for my W123, was from Rok Otto. They sent me a Fedex shipping label and about 3 days later I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Vwnate - I agree if the Bosch reman is rebuilt by...

Vwnate - I agree if the Bosch reman is rebuilt by Bosch. But many that are advertised as Bosch, are rebuilt by others. The ACDelco I bought was a Bosch. It looked beautiful, but would not run.
...
Forum: General Information 12-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Graham
Mercedes Shop Manuals for W123 and others

As we know, Startekinfo on-line manuals no longer work and even with CDs, Adobe Flash is about to go, so we need a replacement that is easy to use.

This is hopefully a useful solution without need...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Sounds like a plan. You are lucky that you can...

Sounds like a plan. You are lucky that you can access the starter reasonably easily. Without a hoist, it's not easy on my 85 300D or my E320. Just had both starters replaced.

It's probably the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
He just bypassed the solenoid as well as sending...

He just bypassed the solenoid as well as sending 12V straight to motor and it did not run. Either doesn't have 12V at starter or starter/engine is not grounded. Or starter motor is dead.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Looks good. A big screwdriver between the...

Looks good.

A big screwdriver between the two large lugs should cause the starter to operate. The copper colored lug is always live with 12V. If the starter doesn't operate with those lugs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Funny, I just came back here to add that other...

Funny, I just came back here to add that other wires can also be connected to the B lug. You just confirmed that the are! I update post above with diagram and added some simple tests that could be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
Two wires surely must go to different lugs on the...

Two wires surely must go to different lugs on the solenoid.
The heavier lug is where the power from battery connects (B) (other wires may also connect there, because this is 12V direct from battery)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Graham
Thanks! As they say, "Never look a gift horse in...

Thanks! As they say, "Never look a gift horse in the mouth" :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Graham
If everyone agrees with wdcb20, I will be happy...

If everyone agrees with wdcb20, I will be happy to remove the FSM links
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By Graham
That "someone" was me. The links on the FSM site...

That "someone" was me. The links on the FSM site go by engine, so good chance same on your car. Good luck
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Graham
I will try and get it fixed. Updated...

I will try and get it fixed.

Updated original post - should be working now.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Graham
On-Line w123 factory shop manuals available here!

Not sure if someone could link this in the stickies so it doesn't get lost?

As we know, Startek manuals have gone and even with CDs, Adobe Flash is about to go, so we need a replacement that is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By Graham
As we know, Startek manuals have gone and even...

As we know, Startek manuals have gone and even with CDs, Adobe Flash is about to go, so we need a replacement that is easy to use.

This is hopefully a more permanent solution without need for the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-08-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By Graham
I fixed that link. Seems to be working now.

I fixed that link. Seems to be working now.
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