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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Mxfrank
Maybe this: ...

Maybe this:


https://www.mcmaster.com/screwdriver-bits/tri-wing-bits/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Mxfrank
The glow plug light is telling you that you have...

The glow plug light is telling you that you have at least one failing GP, simple as that. Replace them as a set and go another 150K miles before you have to think about it again.b
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Mxfrank
Replace the OVP relay before you make yourself...

Replace the OVP relay before you make yourself nuts. When the OVP fails, the EDS has no power.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Mxfrank
You can find all your answers in my E-book: ...

You can find all your answers in my E-book:

https://www.coolcatcorp.com/thermostats/Air%20Bleeds.html

The bleed hole is there to allow air out of the system when it's initially filled, that's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Mxfrank
I know this sounds weird, but the speedometer,...

I know this sounds weird, but the speedometer, trip odometer and the odometer are all separate instruments, geared off the one speedometer cable. If you've verified that the trip and regular odo's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Mxfrank
If the blade moves and oscillates, then all you...

If the blade moves and oscillates, then all you need to replace is the motor. It's a tedious job, but not impossible. If the blade doesn't oscillate, you'll have to disassemble to determine the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Mxfrank
It's possible to rekey the ignition. I've done in...

It's possible to rekey the ignition. I've done in on a 190d:


https://www.coolcatcorp.com/Mercedes/Mercedes%20Locks.html


If you have a scrap cylinder, you may be able to salvage various...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Mxfrank
The essense of strategy is choosing what not to do

Diesel, for example.

https://www.daimler.com/investors/events/capital-market-days/2020-mercedes-benz-strategy-update.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Mxfrank
A vacuum switchover valve works exactly like an...

A vacuum switchover valve works exactly like an electrical switchover relay. The power connections control the electromagnet winding, on or off. There are three vacuum connections. One connects to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Mxfrank
And yet my research suggests that's exactly why...

And yet my research suggests that's exactly why the secondary flap is there. I had my doubts at first, but I see nothing preventing reverse rotation in a 4 stroke Diesel. Both the intake and exhaust...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Mxfrank
I found a post that suggested that it was engaged...

I found a post that suggested that it was engaged to stop airflow if the engine started backwards. Seems like an elaborate solution to a rare problem, if that's the case. Ever hear of a Diesel...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Mxfrank
Why do OM615's have throttles?

Serious question. Saw a 615 and mistook it for a gas engine, embarrassed myself. What does the air side throttle do?


https://mbmanuals.com/pics/om615engine-parts-diagram.jpg
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Mxfrank
Laura made the NY Times, which is quite an...

Laura made the NY Times, which is quite an accomplishment since they rededicated the paper to political commentary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/28/us/hurricane-laura-damage-lake-charles.html
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-27-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Mxfrank
Manipulating and auction for the benefit of one...

Manipulating and auction for the benefit of one bidder is a criminal conspiracy anywhere in the US. probably anywhere in the world. This is nothing new or controversial. If you owned that property,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mxfrank
There's a history of huge hacks wherever you...

There's a history of huge hacks wherever you look. You can check your e-mail address at:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

In this case, knowledge isn't power. If you've had your e-mail address for...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-25-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Mxfrank
The roots of the story are the midwest "penny...

The roots of the story are the midwest "penny auctions" of the 1930's. Where entire communities were under financial duress, farmers would rig land auctions against foreclosure. it was illegal even...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-24-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mxfrank
Of course there's a place to click. if you follow...

Of course there's a place to click. if you follow the link, it will even look like a Paypal sign on screen. Once they get you to "sign in", they're off to the races with your password. This is a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Mxfrank
Again, no matter how long this thread drags on,...

Again, no matter how long this thread drags on, the problem won't go away until you replace the thermostat.

A fan clutch won't make your engine run cooler. The purpose of a clutch is to decouple...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Mxfrank
Don't throw religion in my face, you have no idea...

Don't throw religion in my face, you have no idea if the result is justice in the eyes of God or man. What religion tells farmers it's ok to steal from the legitimate owner? Most religions suggest...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Mxfrank
This is very simple. The thermostat establishes...

This is very simple. The thermostat establishes the minimum running temperature. So if your thermostat begins opening at 90C, that's what your minimum operating temperature is going to be. Although...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Mxfrank
I attribute the oddness of the ad to the midnight...

I attribute the oddness of the ad to the midnight sun. For that price, he's right. Tons of useful parts in the worst case.

Make sure you check out the SLS rear, hydraulics are becoming htf and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Mxfrank
Well, that's an idiotic comment. If the bidding...

Well, that's an idiotic comment. If the bidding was suppressed, then he didn't pay fair market.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Mxfrank
So an entire community engages in a criminal...

So an entire community engages in a criminal conspiracy. Let's not forget that there was another side to this...the land was being auctioned off by someone who owned it legitimately, and had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By Mxfrank
Good grief. Mechanics do stuff that makes...

Good grief. Mechanics do stuff that makes engineers cringe. And they're taught how to do this cr_p in school! Here's an article that explains why what you've just stated is exactly wrong. When the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By Mxfrank
Slide back the nut and examine the flare and...

Slide back the nut and examine the flare and line. If the flare is distorted or the line broken, you'll never get it to seal.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By Mxfrank
Never, and I mean never, remove a cable from the...

Never, and I mean never, remove a cable from the battery or alternator while the car is running. Good way to burn a diode. If you're done this, then take the alternator to Autozone or whatever and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-17-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By Mxfrank
Is this a Merlin by any chance?

Is this a Merlin by any chance?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-17-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By Mxfrank
BTW, aren't the ratios fixed by the FF spec?

BTW, aren't the ratios fixed by the FF spec?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By Mxfrank
Hewland FTR-200: ...

Hewland FTR-200:

http://www.willrace.com/Technical-Documents/Gearbox-Manuals/Hewland-FTR-Manual.pdf

You might try Summit or Pegasus, but I think you'll need to contact Hewland in the UK for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By Mxfrank
I used these folks for my 190D, and they did a...

I used these folks for my 190D, and they did a fantastic job for not much money:

https://www.windshieldstogo.com/

They go to you, I had the work done in the parking lot of my office.
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