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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks christuna, had not checked the lower...

Thanks christuna, had not checked the lower knuckle bushing, this is the one in the bottom of the control arm, will take off the plastic covers and check it out. Great call.

Where is the SLS strut...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,205
Posted By 87tdwagen
Coming up on 15 years (Joined Aug 2005) Still...

Coming up on 15 years (Joined Aug 2005)
Still have the same car as a DD (87TD) that was the reason for my joining in the first place. I dont post much, which is a testament to the vast amount of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 87tdwagen
SLS things to thunk about...

Hi All,
For a few years now I have had a rear end thunk over bumps that has been driving me batty. Happens in the 87 wagon only when unloaded, when carrying a decent load in the rear the thunk is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By 87tdwagen
what's with the color?

Is the thermostat brass? Curious as to how it took on that copper color? Was the trans cooler leaking into the old radiator? Head gasket leak? Probably worth doing a good cleaning flush of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,575
Posted By 87tdwagen
Need to refine your objective

Vehicles that people buy have many motivations, performance, looks, cost etc. Depends on what you want to achieve. Any car older than 20 years will require maintenance, how much will depend on...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By 87tdwagen
rheostat, good place to start

I had a similar problem with the dash button lighting vs the gauges and after several full range turns of the dimmer back and forth and it cleared up.

Have not looked at it in detail, but others...
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
I think you're right on the carbon vanes. ...

I think you're right on the carbon vanes.
There's some really good info and pjctures of all the pump internals disassembled and those vanes look like they're carbon to me.
...
Forum: Tech Help 03-04-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks for the feedback

So it appears the idler pulley will not be an issue, they also still seem readily available for replacement and fairly inexpensive, so no worries there. Thanks

Regarding the air pump, I managed...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
no worries

I prefer coffee over both gas or diesel in the mornings too :D

Still curious as to others experience long term with the air pump removed, particularly on the idler pulley given the 90 degree angle...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
I cant seem to enlarge your attachment, but it...

I cant seem to enlarge your attachment, but it looks like a common one, in which case my belt routing path is the one in the lower right sans the Air Pump #6 in the diagram.

The length will depend...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
Will keep that in mind, I plan on restoring it...

Will keep that in mind, I plan on restoring it though and keeping with the car for now, if that changes, will send you a PM
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By 87tdwagen
I've also got over 50k and on 7 years on a set of...

I've also got over 50k and on 7 years on a set of Bosios without issue, I cant speak to the effect Fratelli may have had on mfg quality, but as far as I can tell the old Bosio facility just came...
Forum: Tech Help 03-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks speednjay

Good suggestion on the clutch bearing. Ive got the pump out and will take it apart and see what I find.

In the mean time for those interested in the shorter belt length 935K6 or 6PK935, 93.5...
Forum: Tech Help 03-01-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By 87tdwagen
M104 Mechanical Smog-Air pump delete

Hi All,
I have been reading up on several posts regarding deleting the mechanical air pump on M104s due to pulley bearing etc. Many have gone the route of a simple delete and using a shorter belt....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 87tdwagen
The saga has ended

Well, after a few days waiting on a new hub, I was able to finally put this to rest. It took a lot of patience and care to polish some light galling on the crank stub with emery cloth to where the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 87tdwagen
ightness of hub to crankshaft

Thanks for the tips, found the speed seal from National Seal (Federal Mogul) Part# 99177 for the OM603.

In looking over the old hub, I also noticed some slight buggering of the hub to crank mount...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-24-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks, I've got to check which center bolt I...

Thanks, I've got to check which center bolt I have. Regarding the speed sleeve, was that something commonly available?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks dieselbenz1. Did you get a crank...

Thanks dieselbenz1.

Did you get a crank repair sleeve or a hub repair sleeve for the seal?

I've also noticed 2 different types of woodruff key styles for my car, one tha has a beveled end that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 87tdwagen
Crankshaft woodruff key fitment? OM603

Dear all,
What started out as a fairly routine crankshaft seal replacement on the 87 TD OM603, has turned into a bit of a frustration. After pulling the crank damper and hub, I quickly realized the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thumbs up Congrats!

That's a lot of miles, keep them going :cool:

PS
Update your signature to reflect the achievement
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By 87tdwagen
Although I can't attest to the w123, most US spec...

Although I can't attest to the w123, most US spec German cars of that era were mandated to have 5mph bumpers which usually translated into a heavy aluminum crossbeam (bumper) attached via 2 impact...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By 87tdwagen
several options exist

Thanks for the additional information, glad to see others find a benefit in this. I must say, I prefer the 15minute fix to the 15 hr one:D. Especially if it lasts.
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By 87tdwagen
search for sls delete

Although I am fond of the sls on my wagon because of the load, plenty of fols have converted the system to conventional shocks. Search the forum for details regarding conversion options, to air or...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By 87tdwagen
w124 rear differential mount hack

Hi all,
Thought I'd share a hack that I learned about with other makes that has been used on my w124 300td and could apply to other models as well.

Disclaimer: I advocate proper repairs most...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks for the info on Sun Valley, they...

Thanks for the info on Sun Valley, they consistently get good reviews.

I have a 1-2 sec delay getting into reverse, but its been like that for at least 100k miles and hasn't gotten worse in that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks so much for the part number listing, very...

Thanks so much for the part number listing, very helpful! :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By 87tdwagen
Not a fan of cladding due to the possibility of...

Not a fan of cladding due to the possibility of hiding rust. That being said, the post facelift w126 86-92 received much better rust proofing than the earlier models. Of the 3 w126 cars that I had,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks for the input, this is helpful and puts me...

Thanks for the input, this is helpful and puts me at ease a bit, so far no obvious troubles so I'll keep a watch out for any indicators and keep on truckin until an issue arises.

May check out the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By 87tdwagen
722.3 Lifespan and telltales for rebuild

Hi All,
After reading so many posts regarding everyone's various transmission woes I wanted to get sage advice from the community as to the overall longevity of the 722.3 automatics.

Having...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By 87tdwagen
Thanks for the suggestions, and keep them coming....

Thanks for the suggestions, and keep them coming.

Nice job speednjay and oldsinner, thanks for sharing both look great. Speednnay, I had considered the wrinkle paint, did you use a bonding agent...
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