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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-27-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By VA-Merc
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By VA-Merc
The 722.3 in my 87 did the same thing a couple...

The 722.3 in my 87 did the same thing a couple years ago. I thought the tranny was shot. Drained the fluid and added fresh stuff like others here have mentioned, changed the filter too. Not a problem...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-23-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By VA-Merc
Thanks....yeah definitely let me know if you are...

Thanks....yeah definitely let me know if you are in the area. I hope I can find a good home with someone that will continue to take care of it!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-22-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By VA-Merc
87 300D for Sale

Hey everyone!

I listed this on my local craigslist, and figured I would put it up here in case anyone was interested. It has 297,000 miles and going strong. Runs and drives excellent. I am asking...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By VA-Merc
Thanks for the tips! This is not an R4...

Thanks for the tips! This is not an R4 compressor...it's an OM603 diesel engine so it has the newer style compressor...haven't looked closely enough to see who makes it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By VA-Merc
Thanks! This is exactly what I needed. Luckily a...

Thanks! This is exactly what I needed. Luckily a friend of mine who owns a shop is going to let me use his a/c machine. I don't know why I didn't think of turning the compressor sideways and dumping...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By VA-Merc
A/C Oops!

So my wife was driving the 87 300D the other day while I was changing the tranny conductor plate on her S500, and it was a hot day so she used the a/c. She called me to say she heard a weird noise...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,410
Posted By VA-Merc
That is interesting about the Behr service vs...

That is interesting about the Behr service vs Behr. I went back and looked, and it was Behr service. It is the same one carried on Pelican and a bunch of other sites though. There is no option for a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,410
Posted By VA-Merc
I know it is not the brand mentioned here, but I...

I know it is not the brand mentioned here, but I recently bought a supposed OE quality BEHR blower regulator for our W140 chassis...surprise! The box said made in China. The first one failed in 2...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By VA-Merc
Oh also check out this thread if some minor...

Oh also check out this thread if some minor adjustments and troubleshooting don't get you anywhere...you may need a spring kit depending on the symptopms:...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By VA-Merc
I would fix the leak, but before going much...

I would fix the leak, but before going much further I would do some searches using the search feature on Bowden cable adjustments and vacuum modulator adjustments. I have the same transmission and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,421
Posted By VA-Merc
I would also vouch for VS Tech's service if new...

I would also vouch for VS Tech's service if new axles are out of the price range for you. He did two for my 300 SD before I sold it and did an excellent job...they looked like they just came out of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By VA-Merc
Seems like I figured out my own dilemma. The...

Seems like I figured out my own dilemma. The identification tag is probably on the inside of the turbo...as seen in this link on the 4th picture down where someone pulled apart his KKK turbo. I guess...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By VA-Merc
Well now I remember the issue...the tag that...

Well now I remember the issue...the tag that should be riveted or attached to the turbo housing somehow is missing. I found an old picture from my old phone where I took a picture of the numbers on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By VA-Merc
Wow, thanks for all of the help and information!...

Wow, thanks for all of the help and information! This is the kit I had ordered a couple years ago when I did the head exchange on this car: KKK K24 Turbo Rebuild Repair Kit Mercedes Peugeot Alfa |...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By VA-Merc
KKK turbo seals

Hey guys,

I apologize if this has been answered before, but I was not able to find anything definite from my searching. The 87 300d with the OM603 engine has a leak from the turbo that has been...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By VA-Merc
I chose to add afterglow using the factory 350SDL...

I chose to add afterglow using the factory 350SDL relay to my 87 300D, it wasn't really that hard. I added a couple of wires, changed the sending unit behind the injection pump (I did not have to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By VA-Merc
I couldn't find the thread I was originally...

I couldn't find the thread I was originally thinking of, but this link (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/286632-87-300d-climate-control-intermittent-inoperative.html) is a pretty...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By VA-Merc
I went down the road of trying multiple CCU units...

I went down the road of trying multiple CCU units on my 87 300D. I ended up following the instructions by forum member James Dean, and was able to replace the capacitors inside the unit. Mine went...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By VA-Merc
Agreed with the above post. Did you check the...

Agreed with the above post. Did you check the wires running from the sensor up to the connector. On both front wheels on my 87 I had to replace virtually the entire length of wire b/c it had frayed...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By VA-Merc
On my 87 with the OM603, I ran into the same...

On my 87 with the OM603, I ran into the same problem and it was my motor mounts. The vibration and shaking were very different when I put it in reverse or neutral versus drive. I am guessing it was...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,203
Posted By VA-Merc
Hahaha! I didn't even notice that.

Hahaha! I didn't even notice that.
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,203
Posted By VA-Merc
I will offer up a couple things to this...

I will offer up a couple things to this suggestion, since I have been around GM products for a very long time. Dex-cool uses organic acid technology, which is why many dealers will claim it is...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By VA-Merc
I am hoping I can claim the same. From what I...

I am hoping I can claim the same. From what I have read over the years, finding one that has been meticulously maintained (as with any old Mercedes) is the key. I was not picky when I bought my 87...
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By VA-Merc
Thanks for the info! I will do that soon for the...

Thanks for the info! I will do that soon for the sls. After some deliberation, I decided to trim back the insulation only where it would potentially touch the driveshaft. I then took some extra...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By VA-Merc
Great idea! I'll look at it tonight and see what...

Great idea! I'll look at it tonight and see what I find.
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By VA-Merc
Sounds good! My wife dropped it by the dealer to...

Sounds good! My wife dropped it by the dealer to check on a suspension squeak that we noticed on our test drive (since the seller said he would pay for it). The found that one control arm needs to be...
Forum: Tech Help 05-16-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By VA-Merc
Newbie W140 Maintenance

Hey everyone, as my other post said I just bought a new W140 S500. It has 78,000 miles. From dealer history the coolant has been flushed, the tranny fluid has been flushed, oil changes, etc. I am...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By VA-Merc
I agree with all of the previous posts. Are you...

I agree with all of the previous posts. Are you comfortable with soldering or electronics repair? If so, search through some of James Dean's old posts about repairing these. He will do the service,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By VA-Merc
Well we pulled the trigger yesterday. 97 S500...

Well we pulled the trigger yesterday. 97 S500 with 78,000 miles. All dealer records showed up on carfax, and it never sat...just drove 2500 miles a year for the least 12 years. The car really is...
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