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Forum: Tech Help 07-24-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,874
Posted By riethoven
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,931
Posted By riethoven
Do the LCA bushing pivot around the bolt or the ID of the LCA?

First of all, this thread is where one is sent when the link is chosen to discuss the WIKI for the W123 front suspension rebuild.

Thank you for the write up, it is very nice.

Now for my...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-12-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,864
Posted By riethoven
New Battery for me

Needed a new battery, did some research and found that the OEM Battery is good for the price. It is sealed, so there is no maintenance. Paid $244 with tax from the dealer. Tried to buy online from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,508
Posted By riethoven
Sweet Ride

I haven't made a post on here in a long time, but this car is worth a post. I love the red leather and the 2.5 engine. The 602 does not have the head cracking issues of the 603 and by 91 it had the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,167
Posted By riethoven
Greenlee Chassis Punches

Using the big side of a Greenlee Chassis Punch is a great idea Jeremy. I have several of them. I must have the right size. That is truly brilliant!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-12-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By riethoven
W124 Wagon Stuff

PMed you
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By riethoven
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-15-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By riethoven
I am reducing the price to $325 including...

I am reducing the price to $325 including shipping to the lower 48.
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 01-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 28,120
Posted By riethoven
Dave, The guy with the Myna on the 617 is in...

Dave,

The guy with the Myna on the 617 is in Tennessee I think - somewhere in the south. The is also a truck racer of tractor puller or something like that. I can't remember his name though....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-05-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By riethoven
FS: Klann Spring Compressor

For Sale: Klann suspension spring compressor

This set is made by Klann for Miller SPX. Even though it has Miller part numbers on it, it is the real deal, not some chinese copy. The kit comes with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-02-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,607
Posted By riethoven
What is the casting number

I see two heads in the photo. I guess you picked up the one on the right. What casting number is it? I can see that it probably came from a W140 so that would make it a 17. You did very very well...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,545
Posted By riethoven
A razor blade?

This may sound crazy but I have used a sharp razor blade to scrape many things with wonderful results. In the States we have a penetrating oil called PB Blaster that will cut through just about...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 07-26-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 107,717
Posted By riethoven
Maybe Maybe

Hey Chad,

I haven't been on in a while. I went back to school and that has kept me quite busy. I am finally getting around to rebuilding my green 1987 300TDt. I also just started a new job, so I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-26-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By riethoven
When it comes to buying a car, what I consider...

When it comes to buying a car, what I consider good or bad, may be a bit different than what others consider good or bad. A good test drive at speeds up to 70 MPH, a really good check for rust, a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By riethoven
This may shed some light on what is going on with...

This may shed some light on what is going on with my wife's car. It is a 1987 300TDt and was running pretty good except it lacked power. It has always cranked well in the cold, even down to 18...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,643
Posted By riethoven
Doh!

I was replacing my water pump and was trying to loosen the alternator bolts and I leaned too hard on the overflow line from the top of the radiator to the overflow tank and broke the piece off at the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,511
Posted By riethoven
That is scary looking. Is the missing metal...

That is scary looking. Is the missing metal strictly from the sleeve or does it also get into the metal of the block? I guess it is posible for some meathead to beat the liner into place and chip...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-28-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By riethoven
WTB W123 TD LH Tail Light

A knucklehead hit me in the parking lot at work. Thank goodness he only hurt the rubber on the bumper and broke the tail light. I am looking for a LH tail light for a 1985 W123. You can PM or email...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-28-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By riethoven
To me, the whole idea is to make it look as stock...

To me, the whole idea is to make it look as stock as possible. If the tip is 3 1/2" than the system should be 3 1/2". There are too many cars out there that are all show and no go. I like sublime...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By riethoven
There is a guy in one of the offices here that...

There is a guy in one of the offices here that has a supercharged Cobalt. He screams out of here every afternoon. I can't wait to get my superturbo going and blowing his doors off.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-28-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By riethoven
To quote Louis Anderson "He must be on crack"....

To quote Louis Anderson "He must be on crack". Look at that one and then the one on LA Craigslist for $3K more. The one in LA might be worth it, but this one is a turd.

Whats up with the close up...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 11-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By riethoven
Toothed or Smooth

I have a 1985 300TD and the antenna mast has been torn out of the antenna box and I want to replace it. I have the unit out and apart but have no clue how to determine if it is to get a toothed or...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-19-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By riethoven
It has some rust. The front spring perches have...

It has some rust. The front spring perches have had some rust work done, but I haven't investigated how good the work is. It looks clean in the fender well. The car is fairly straight but has some...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-17-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By riethoven
Picked up the car last night

James let me come and get the car last night. I worked til midnight detaching the driveshaft from the differential and then towed it home on a dolly. All went well with the transaction. James is a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By riethoven
Rented an AUDI A4 1.8 TDI with 17" wheels. It...

Rented an AUDI A4 1.8 TDI with 17" wheels. It would do 122 MPH. I had it there as much as possible. People really know how to drive there. Drive slow in the fast lane and get a ticket and the Polizei...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,837
Posted By riethoven
I have been busy for the last couple of weeks and...

I have been busy for the last couple of weeks and haven't been on, but tried yesterday and got the same message as you.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By riethoven
To quote Ross Perot "I hear a giant sucking...

To quote Ross Perot "I hear a giant sucking sound" I have a great appreciation for all MBs, but give me an oil burner. 70% of new car sales in Europe are now diesel. The US market just never figures...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By riethoven
Low 5 second sounded a bit too fast for me. I...

Low 5 second sounded a bit too fast for me. I remember when Road & Track only got 6.4 seconds for the first gen. Porsche turbo. They later admitted that they had dumped the clutch too hard and it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-05-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By riethoven
Melitta in the US is owned by Salton and all the...

Melitta in the US is owned by Salton and all the US Melitta stuff is made China.

I have a 14 year old Krups with a permanent filter and a Melitta burr grinder and I like New York Gourmet Coffee...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By riethoven
They must have some major HP. The W140 was the...

They must have some major HP. The W140 was the biggest S Class to date and must weigh in at 4200+ Lbs. They are huge cars.
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