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Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Frank Reiner
It may be instructive for the OP to study the...

It may be instructive for the OP to study the construction and function of cables using the Bowden design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_cable
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Frank Reiner
Re: Driveshaft balancing What we know: The...

Re: Driveshaft balancing
What we know: The individual front and rear sections of the driveshaft are balanced separately, and then checked as an assembly. The welded-on weights will almost always be...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Frank Reiner
w: In that system there is no crankshaft...

w:

In that system there is no crankshaft trigger; it is in the distributor (green wire).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Frank Reiner
Use new rear section, and the old front section!

Use new rear section, and the old front section!
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Frank Reiner
w: 1) Check the continuity of the pick-up...

w:

1) Check the continuity of the pick-up coil/"green" lead. Unplug from the EZL, ohmmeter leads to center pin & shell of connector. 600 (+/- 100) ohms.

2) Check that the distributor rotor is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-25-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Frank Reiner
"assiah" > ass I ah. As spoken in Boston. ...

"assiah" > ass I ah. As spoken in Boston.
Confirmed by the text of the post.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By Frank Reiner
From post #8 this thread: "The shop that does...

From post #8 this thread:
"The shop that does the swap needs to be aware that there are selective shims/spacers that are used to set the end play of the stub axles in the side gears. Those spacers...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By Frank Reiner
Over a year ago you were advised of the visual...

Over a year ago you were advised of the visual differences; see above.



c:
For the best of reasons, the visual differences between the earlier diff cases w/bolt-on side covers, and the later...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Frank Reiner
Plug the vacuum lines; that will simulate a cold...

Plug the vacuum lines; that will simulate a cold condition (when the valve is closed).
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By Frank Reiner
What is the problem with the first 3.46(?)...

What is the problem with the first 3.46(?) replacement that you bought?
Pictures would help.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By Frank Reiner
That one is in Latvia; this one is in NC, and 1/3...

That one is in Latvia; this one is in NC, and 1/3 the price.
The seller is a PeachParts member. Flip a coin.

...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Frank Reiner
It is a thermo vacuum valve. There are two of...

It is a thermo vacuum valve. There are two of them.
One is in the evaporative vapor purge circuit, the other in the EGR circuit.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-21-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Frank Reiner
"Well done"!? (see above) Um, sure, as in burnt...

"Well done"!? (see above)
Um, sure, as in burnt to a crisp, or a cinder, or as in Chernobyl.
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Frank Reiner
The most likely culprits, in approximate order,...

The most likely culprits, in approximate order, are:
Cold start injector
Air flow potentiometer
O2 sensor
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Frank Reiner
This is correct as a second step. The linkage rod...

This is correct as a second step. The linkage rod is called the "Control Pressure Rod". Longer rod = earlier shift.
The first step is to ensure that the kick-down (KD) switch or KD solenoid is not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-17-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Frank Reiner
BB: All of these are sources: 107, 114, 115,...

BB:
All of these are sources:
107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 124, 126, 201, and probably a few more.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-16-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Frank Reiner
If the wheel itself is sound, and the bolts are...

If the wheel itself is sound, and the bolts are of the correct length and thread engagement, then the answer must be yes. With the outside lip of the wheel only .33" farther out than GenII location...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-16-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Frank Reiner
w: GenII 126s were supplied with wheels with...

w:
GenII 126s were supplied with wheels with ETs of 25 and 21.5, so the 23 is right in the range. The outboard wheel lip is .330" farther out than that of a 7" w/ET25, and .440" farther out than...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-16-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Frank Reiner
Enter these terms in the forum search function: ...

Enter these terms in the forum search function:
722.3, Stretch
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Frank Reiner
The terminal for the second notch is labeled "NS"...

The terminal for the second notch is labeled "NS" on the rotary switch. It is a 12V+ source when on. That would be the power source for the relay coil; the other side of the coil would of course be...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-15-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Frank Reiner
SCAMMER

SCAMMER
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-15-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Frank Reiner
SCAMMER

SCAMMER
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-15-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Frank Reiner
SCAMMER

SCAMMER
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-15-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Frank Reiner
SCAMMER

SCAMMER
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-14-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Frank Reiner
Consider swapping in a complete trailing arm...

Consider swapping in a complete trailing arm assembly from: 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126. You may have to swap parking brake components and caliper.
If you change just the hub, the bearing preload...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Frank Reiner
The most readily available switch that can be...

The most readily available switch that can be adapted is the 86-91 420/560 SL/SE/SEL throttle switch. It has a wide open throttle (WOT) contact which is necessary for the 80 SL, and a closed throttle...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-12-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Frank Reiner
The short, basic answer is: yes. The SL oil pan...

The short, basic answer is: yes.
The SL oil pan and oil filter assembly will be retained with the chassis.
The SL exhaust manifolds will be retained with the chassis.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Frank Reiner
yk: On the subject of these 126 speedos, are...

yk:
On the subject of these 126 speedos, are you able to say if the odometer motor driver chip is also involved in driving the speedometer galvanometer? If so, does the chip contain the information...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Frank Reiner
There are over 150 tire brands marketed; however...

There are over 150 tire brands marketed; however only one is acceptable for use on the subject car. When that brand & size are no longer available, scrap the car.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Frank Reiner
The alternator input power requirement, and hence...

The alternator input power requirement, and hence torque, is a function of the output power. A 65A alternator is capable of an output of ~850W or 1.14HP. Input power will be approx. 1.25 x output, or...
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