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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,146
Posted By maxru
Have fun! I drove from Bay Area to North Carolina...

Have fun! I drove from Bay Area to North Carolina in July in my 1984 300SD, some of the desert temps had me worrying.
Little tough if you drive it alone.
And I finally got to see Grand Canyon.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By maxru
Heh, there was beer as soon as I was done. To...

Heh, there was beer as soon as I was done. To celebrate:-)

I've been trying to find some cheap wrenches, but typical auto parts stores here either have full sets or expensive single ones.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By maxru
First valve job

After reading every thread I could find about DIY valve adjustment, I decided to finally tackle it.
Initially I figured I'd make my own bent wrenches, but couldn't fine any cheap ones around here....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By maxru
Not sure about your car, but I owned a couple...

Not sure about your car, but I owned a couple manual cars and none of them had the dipstick. They were filled until the fluid came out (1991 Laser RS, 2002 WS6).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By maxru
Fixed power windows 1984 300SD

When I bought the car, both front power windows would not work. Finally got around to taking the doors apart, pulling the motors. My brother then took them apart, cleaned and put them back together....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By maxru
I guess my issue with calling it a bad starter is...

I guess my issue with calling it a bad starter is that every single time when it just clicks once and nothing happens, the starter spins when I jump the two bolts in the black box on the passenger...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By maxru
This is the same exact sypmtoms my car has. Down...

This is the same exact sypmtoms my car has. Down to the "jumping the car" portion if it doesnt start with the key. Same "click" and no start when hot. If I let it cool for five minutes or so, starts...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By maxru
Went ahead and checked the fluid level, it...

Went ahead and checked the fluid level, it appeared to be overfilled by a lot. According to car records, 9 quarts of ATF were paid for during the last service. I don't know if all 9 quarts made it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By maxru
No problem, the whole affair is still very fresh...

No problem, the whole affair is still very fresh in my mind:). Almost all the directions came from here, with the exception of the guide rods, ************** included a decent printout.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By maxru
Went there today, and Del Eaves took great care...

Went there today, and Del Eaves took great care of me! Thanks for the heads up again
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-13-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,389
Posted By maxru
Mazda SkyActive diesel -oil changes every 1200miles

Bad news for people hoping more passenger vehicles in the US will have diesel option.

2014 Mazda6 Diesel - Serious Problems - Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By maxru
84 300SD transmission high pitched whine

To all the wise ones on this forum:

I have been baffled by the noise coming from the transmission. If its in park or neutral, it is a really pronounced high pitched whine, one can hear it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,406
Posted By maxru
I only ordered once so far, but had great...

I only ordered once so far, but had great experience with them. They actually called me in regards to my question in the "notes" section of the order, and added additional parts to my order. Great...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By maxru
Thanks for the heads up on Bob King, I think I'll...

Thanks for the heads up on Bob King, I think I'll just go with them. Too much hard work on my part to redo front end, might as well get the proper alignment. Thanks for the tip about the service...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
Thank you! I am at MCAS New River,...

Thank you!

I am at MCAS New River, helicopter pilot about to learn how to fly the V-22.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
The interior is grey, the hood and front fenders...

The interior is grey, the hood and front fenders were repainted by the original owner couple years ago, the rest of the body shows appropriate wear on the paint. Will take some more interior pics...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
Thank you! I dont know why the 126 manuals wont...

Thank you! I dont know why the 126 manuals wont show up from the main page.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By maxru
Yes, I tried that and the starter turns. So after...

Yes, I tried that and the starter turns. So after that I sprayed some WD-40 and tightened all those bolts. So far so good!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By maxru
Thanks, I will ask them and see what they say.

Thanks, I will ask them and see what they say.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By maxru
Alignment question, 84 300SD

So I have finally finished my front end project, replaced complete tie rod assembly, both brake guide rod mounts and both UCA's.

Now my car needs an alignment..Should I go to the dealer who quoted...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
Thank you for the info. I went to...

Thank you for the info. I went to startekinfo.com, but only found manuals for 123 and 124 models. I did buy a Chiltons manual, maybe I'll find something there.

does anyone have a link to an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
thankfully, the auto shop on base had a press to...

thankfully, the auto shop on base had a press to get the guide rods in.
About to go do both UCA's and replace transmission mount.

When I took the car to the dealer, one item on the list of things...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
Some pictures I have so far.

Some pictures I have so far.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By maxru
Thanks, I will check it. Hopefully something as...

Thanks, I will check it. Hopefully something as easy as that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maxru
new 1984 300SD owner checking in

Hello all,
I recently became a proud member of MB diesel family. Purchased a 1984 300SD in California, available with all records going back to 1984. Very low miles, 131xxx, one family owned...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By maxru
1984 300SD starter issues

Hi All,
This forum has been a great resource so far. My first post follows..

I recently purchased a 1984 300SD with only 131xxx on it. Then promptly drove it cross country adding 4000 miles since...
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