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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By roundout
I had a shop build me one out of braided...

I had a shop build me one out of braided stainless steel. For what it cost, I could have gotten 5 out of the junkyard or gotten my leaky OE fixed about 20 times. Not my brightest investment.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By roundout
Sorry, I misread. I thought you were doing the...

Sorry, I misread. I thought you were doing the hangers. My apologies.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-07-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By roundout
There are 4 total, I think, 2 on the muffler and...

There are 4 total, I think, 2 on the muffler and 2 upstream. Been a while since I replaced mine.

As for the install, you're overthinking this. Get 4 new ones and R&R them one by one. There is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By roundout
What part of DFW area? "Dallas" could describe...

What part of DFW area? "Dallas" could describe (incorrectly) about 100 miles east to west and about 50 north to south.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By roundout
$25 for an unbroken black glove box for my Jetta....

$25 for an unbroken black glove box for my Jetta. Also, a bunch of the icecube Mercedes relays a guy gave me for free once. I guess that counts.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,596
Posted By roundout
When I replaced my turbocharger I pulled the I&E...

When I replaced my turbocharger I pulled the I&E manifolds and took them down to the machine shop to have my homie clean them. When I had the car back together I had 0mpg improvement from before.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By roundout
I had a shop build me a custom braided stainless...

I had a shop build me a custom braided stainless steel hose, but I wouldn't recommend this direction. The hose fell in an odd place in its routing which I didn't like and I ended up shrouding the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,427
Posted By roundout
I have been flying professionally for the last 5...

I have been flying professionally for the last 5 years. I managed a flight school, worked as a support pilot for Diamond Aircraft (flew about 150 hours in the diesel powered DA42), and worked for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,066
Posted By roundout
For checking tie rod ends, when you say side to...

For checking tie rod ends, when you say side to side, do you mean front of the car towards back of the car with the wheel and tire at a "zero steering angle" or do you mean side to side along the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-24-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,908
Posted By roundout
I've got a friend here in DFW area looking to...

I've got a friend here in DFW area looking to unload a W140 S500. It's a nice, clean car but he had a Check Engine Light come on so his wife wants him to get rid of it. Last I saw it was around 90k...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-24-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,560
Posted By roundout
conversations and opinions on the rising cost of fuel

If people would stop talking about prices going up and the news media would stop blathering about prices going up, speculators would stop driving prices up. The more people fear rising prices, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By roundout
Valves set just before it got cold a few months...

Valves set just before it got cold a few months back. The engine is super smooth, other than one injector nailing. It is something in the driveline.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By roundout
The U joint was dry and nearly seized and nobody...

The U joint was dry and nearly seized and nobody here locally wanted to touch it. The drive when I picked it up was so bad you couldn't get above 50 without fear of the thing shaking itself to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By roundout
Bosch shouldn't be associated with OE quality....

Bosch shouldn't be associated with OE quality. They are as bad as anybody else. It's too bad, I remember when they used to make the best stuff around. Same with Sony and Pioneer. Now it's all junk.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By roundout
I used BG synthetic ATF and am more than pleased....

I used BG synthetic ATF and am more than pleased. It was $5/qt and shifts are nice and smooth.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By roundout
This discussion could get philosophical.

This discussion could get philosophical.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By roundout
I converted a gas Jetta to TDI. Here in Texas,...

I converted a gas Jetta to TDI. Here in Texas, the extent of the "PITA" you describe was going downtown to have them put a "D" on the title. They charged me $2 for new plates. Took 2 minutes. No...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By roundout
I should add that this car has at least one...

I should add that this car has at least one dragging brake. I replaced the rubber lines and that didn't fix it. I haven't troubleshot the problem to find the culprit caliper(s). Back in the good ole...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By roundout
Both motor mounts are a year old. I checked the...

Both motor mounts are a year old. I checked the bolts and they're all tight. I lubed the driveshaft but haven't driven yet. It did take a LOT of grease to get it to start seeping out. Maybe that will...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By roundout
Driveline vibe sometimes 1984 300D

Hi all, I have a bit of a head scratcher here. MY 84 300D has a slight vibration at some times under certain conditions. This vibe seems to occur at highway speeds after a few minutes of driving when...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,707
Posted By roundout
I agree that it's not difficult. However, if...

I agree that it's not difficult. However, if we're all in agreement that the new replacement lines aren't going to hold up 25+ years like the old ones, why not take the opportunity to make the next...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,707
Posted By roundout
This is what I want. I have an excellent...

This is what I want. I have an excellent hose/hydraulic shop locally but if it's metric, they won't touch it. No parts. They offered to solder a standard fitting on to the hard lines and run standard...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,234
Posted By roundout
The fact that a vehicle has airbags doesn't...

The fact that a vehicle has airbags doesn't necessarily mean that they will even deploy in an accident.

I got my Mercedes after my wife and I were in a wreck in my 2002 Jetta TDI. Traffic was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,240
Posted By roundout
Bastards. If I had $60k to spend on a BMW d I...

Bastards. If I had $60k to spend on a BMW d I would have (until I saw that). Not any more.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,030
Posted By roundout
At my last job I was in charge of keeping a fleet...

At my last job I was in charge of keeping a fleet of anywhere from 2 to 8 airplanes in perfect cosmetic condition at all times. One day we had a guy fly one up from somewhere and I found a bunch of...
Forum: Tex-Mex (TX, OK, NM, Mexico) 01-15-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,511
Posted By roundout
timing chain, FW

I did search but a lot of the info in this forum is old. Pretty simple. Just want a timing chain + tensioner + rails done and IP timed. No time to do it myself, as I am starting a new job. Any...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,293
Posted By roundout
I found the thermostat broken in half in my Benz...

I found the thermostat broken in half in my Benz after I bought it. It was perfectly clean, as was the coolant. It looked brand new, other than that it was broken in half. I've never really trusted a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,601
Posted By roundout
Prepare to get soaked in coolant.

Prepare to get soaked in coolant.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By roundout
Whenever I post a problem, I like to post a...

Whenever I post a problem, I like to post a solution.

My exhaust leak was not at the manifold. I recently adjusted valves and installed a braided stainless steel turbo oil line. To gain some room...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By roundout
Think about how easy they'll come off after only...

Think about how easy they'll come off after only 6 months, which is about how long it's been since I replaced the manifold gasket!
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