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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Jay Gibbs
If it it just one spline, and the alignment is...

If it it just one spline, and the alignment is otherwise good, just remove the steering wheel and "clock" it one spline and be done with it. Otherwise you will chase it trying to adjust the tie...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Jay Gibbs
The 2.5 TD has a different block....it has (at...

The 2.5 TD has a different block....it has (at least) piston oil squirters and sodium filled exhaust valves which the NA does not have. Maybe other differences too. My 190D 2.5 turbo never got higher...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I heartily agree...3M 90 (green can) automotive...

I heartily agree...3M 90 (green can) automotive spray adhesive is excellent. I’ve used it very successfully on foam hood pads and headliners.

J.G.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By Jay Gibbs
The clear faceplate of the instrument clusters...

The clear faceplate of the instrument clusters are glued and not intended to ever be removed. I would not attempt removing one because of the very high probability that you would crack either the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I vowed several years ago I’d never again use a...

I vowed several years ago I’d never again use a “Uro branded” anything after the very untimely failure of several parts I replaced with that god awful brand. Because of the very real consequences of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Well it's been about a week and a half since my...

Well it's been about a week and a half since my above referenced "fix" and a couple hundred more miles on the odometer. Everything still working perfectly so I'm going to officially call this as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Here's a close up look at one of the...

Here's a close up look at one of the fuses...aluminium strip is very discoloured/tarnished and the plastic fuse itself is degraded...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Yup...got that box too! I found out its a lot...

Yup...got that box too! I found out its a lot easier to get the main fuse box lid off and out if you remove that plain black covered box right in front of it first (Just two fuses and a relay in that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I did the same...been years since I touched the...

I did the same...been years since I touched the fuse box or had a problem. I had the compressor drop out first, then the fan a few days later. Then the dome light and vacuum pump. Just seemed strange...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Solution! W201 AC compressor/cabin fan stopped working

This “fix” will apply to ALL earlier Mercedes vehicles that utilize the old style “bullet” type plastic fuses...I just happened to be troubleshooting my W201 1987 190D Turbo...

I have had this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I've also now noticed that occasionally the...

I've also now noticed that occasionally the vibration level varies...sometimes it's quite light and then seems to get stronger. Also, I've noticed a different level of vibration while at high speed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-18-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I didn’t check for notchiness in the u joint...at...

I didn’t check for notchiness in the u joint...at this point I may take it down and check. I did swap out the auto trans mount for the correct 5 spd version so that should be ok.

Any...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-18-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Jay Gibbs
190D 2.5 Turbo Drivetrain Vibration

I had originally posted this under someone else’s post, but am reposting with a more descriptive title...I have a drivetrain vibration in my 190D 2.5 Turbo. It had originally been an automatic...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-18-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By Jay Gibbs
As a follow up on an older thread...I too have a...

As a follow up on an older thread...I too have a drivetrain vibration in my 190D 2.5 Turbo. It had originally been an automatic transmission car and I did the 5 speed conversion about five years ago-...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,080
Posted By Jay Gibbs
I tend to agree with a fuel supply issue as in...

I tend to agree with a fuel supply issue as in starvation (pickup screen in tank?) or maybe air in the under hood fuel lines (some bad o-rings) In these cases engine would run reasonably well at low...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Bit of an update...I left the car alone for the...

Bit of an update...I left the car alone for the day and attempted to start the next morning...started perfectly fine and has ever since. I’m figuring it must be a slowly failing relay or the fuse on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Great!...glad it worked out. I know I was...

Great!...glad it worked out. I know I was surprised by how tightly wedged in it was in my car...Mercedes set some tight tolerances back in the day...

J.G.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Mine looks like the first picture you posted...

Mine looks like the first picture you posted (console without cassette holders)... once the two top and two bottom screws were out, I just pulled from the bottom...you may need to lift the console a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jay Gibbs
The last photo is of the 1990 and newer...

The last photo is of the 1990 and newer console...mine is an 87 and I’m not sure of mounting differences for the newer one...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jay Gibbs
The black console must come out before you can...

The black console must come out before you can get the lower tan console out. Once the upper and lower screws come out there are no lower legs that hold the black console in. It is a tight pressure...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Jay Gibbs
87 300TD glow plug time relay question...

I have a no start problem with my 87 300td. Turning the ignition on, the glow plug light comes on and I hear the glow time relay “clunk” on. Light goes off after about 10 seconds, and after about 20...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jay Gibbs
If you’re trying to take out just the black...

If you’re trying to take out just the black console and not the lower tan part, looks like you already have the two screws out from under the ashtray. There are also two screws I believe at the top...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Jay Gibbs
1987 300TD Electrical Problem...

Have encountered an electrical problem with my 300TD that may have it's roots in a problem I've had for a couple years...

For about the last two years, the exterior lamp failure dash light has...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-11-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Still available...

Still available...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-20-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Not sure if you still have the front...

Not sure if you still have the front bumper...I'll take it if you're still giving it away...I'm in Yardley...

J.G.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-20-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Jay Gibbs
W124 ASA 8 Hole Replica Wheels and Tires For Sale

For W124 and others...Cleaning some stuff out- pulled off my 1987 300 TDT- I have a set of four 7 X 15 ET 40 ASA 8- hole replica wheels mounted with four Michelin X-ice winter tires (purchased from...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Thanks for the response...that's exactly what I...

Thanks for the response...that's exactly what I did and it works perfectly!...I've been dealing with an intermittent a/c compressor cutting out for probably a couple years now. The compressor rarely...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Crank position sensor... J.G.

Crank position sensor...

J.G.
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Jay Gibbs
190D/E Climate Control Pushbutton Unit

Question on different part numbers for the A/C pushbutton control unit in the center console...the one in my 1987 190D turbo is 201-830-07-85. This part number is NLA from MBZ. I have a seemingly...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-07-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,321
Posted By Jay Gibbs
Where did you find these chrome replacement...

Where did you find these chrome replacement extended wheel bolts???...I have been looking for them to no avail.

Thanks,

J.G.
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