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Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By jcyuhn
It is an w211 E-class equipped with a smaller...

It is an w211 E-class equipped with a smaller version of the m272 petrol V6. Wasn't sold in the USA, but common elsewhere.

The m272 family has a significant issue which you should investigate...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By jcyuhn
Sounds like your duovalve is letting hot water...

Sounds like your duovalve is letting hot water pass on the drivers side. How is the ac when you start the car cold first thing in the morning?

FYI Mercedes w210 does not use a blend door to direct...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By jcyuhn
The mechanicals and such are exactly the same...

The mechanicals and such are exactly the same from 2007 through 2009. The only difference is the 2009 had a newer generation audio/nav system, so the 2008 will be a step backwards in that regard....
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By jcyuhn
The 17mpg average sounds reasonable given your...

The 17mpg average sounds reasonable given your description of how the car is used. Winter blend fuel has slightly lower energy content per gallon, but most of the impact is because the engine spends...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By jcyuhn
I don't have any specific knowledge on the Cruze...

I don't have any specific knowledge on the Cruze diesel. A quick google search shows the previous 14/15 Cruze diesel sold about 6k units/year - well before dieselgate. My main concern when buying...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jcyuhn
Probably more like 14.2v, but I think your point...

Probably more like 14.2v, but I think your point stands. Maybe it was 600 watts, and I've had too much wine since I read the number...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jcyuhn
Because they are more efficient, they warm up a...

Because they are more efficient, they warm up a lot slower than the old IDI diesels. I lived in DFW when I had mine, and I could make it half way to the airport - about 15 miles - before it hit full...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,084
Posted By jcyuhn
It's in Danville, on the east side of the bay....

It's in Danville, on the east side of the bay. Bit of a drive from the city, but certainly possible. I toured it last November. They had about 30 cars on display, but they were spectacular cars.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By jcyuhn
$1k is far too low a price to be the oil cooler...

$1k is far too low a price to be the oil cooler leak. Dealer pricing for that repair is typically in the $2500 range, and even the lowest cost Indy would be above $1500. Has it had the intake flap...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-15-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By jcyuhn
Now with service directly to the beach! Be...

Now with service directly to the beach! Be careful, you might encourage whatshisname.

Being serious, there were no injuries. The improvements in aircraft safety with better seats is impressive.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 01-04-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 967
Posted By jcyuhn
In the 1980s, Midland-Odessa had a Rolls-Royce...

In the 1980s, Midland-Odessa had a Rolls-Royce dealership.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-01-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By jcyuhn
Santa Fe, NM. Lots to do, great skiing at SF and...

Santa Fe, NM. Lots to do, great skiing at SF and Taos, interesting food. Unexpectedly Dr. Google says it is the same driving time from SF as the front range of the Rockies (Vail, Breckenridge, etc. -...
Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By jcyuhn
The key is programmed at the parts depot - they...

The key is programmed at the parts depot - they used to all come from Baltimore. The dealer does not do any programming and does not need the car.

EIS can support 8 separate keys, call them 1...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By jcyuhn
I had Blackstone run an oil analysis on my om642....

I had Blackstone run an oil analysis on my om642. After 10k miles it had 2% fuel dilution. While you don't want it much higher than that, it is an acceptable value. Based on viscosity, we decided to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-11-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By jcyuhn
There are several lengthy sludged engine...

There are several lengthy sludged engine discussions over on mbworld. It's universally the ML and GL that have engine failures, not the E-class sedan. The going hypothesis is the engine works that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-10-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By jcyuhn
I had an '08 Bluetec. The front plate holder does...

I had an '08 Bluetec. The front plate holder does indeed bend them like that.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 11-06-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 312
Posted By jcyuhn
For an extra $15 bucks it seemed like a no...

For an extra $15 bucks it seemed like a no brainer.



On Monday at 7AM at DFW it's probably faster to go to terminal E and take the tram than to wait in pre-check at one of the AA terminals. But...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 11-05-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 312
Posted By jcyuhn
global entry gets you through immigration faster...

global entry gets you through immigration faster when coming back into the country. Just put your hand on the machine and will identify you, answer the usual questions onscreen (have you been on a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 11-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 312
Posted By jcyuhn
Also consider global entry, which includes...

Also consider global entry, which includes precheck. It's $100 for five years. The application was done online but it does require an interview at the tsa office to take fingerprints. The time to get...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By jcyuhn
I have had several w211 cars with the factory nav...

I have had several w211 cars with the factory nav system. Let me point out a few things about using it. It does not know individual street addresses, it only knows ranges. So it guides you to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By jcyuhn
A timing chain drives the intake camshafts on...

A timing chain drives the intake camshafts on both heads. The intake camshaft in turn drives the exhaust via gear drive. You can see this arrangement by removing the oil filler cap. Be sure to...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 09-27-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By jcyuhn
FWIW you haven't been able to use the car phone...

FWIW you haven't been able to use the car phone since February 18, 2008. It's an analog cell phone, and the previously mentioned date is the last day which analog cell networks were active in the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 09-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By jcyuhn
Looks like the Top Gear crew was there!

Looks like the Top Gear crew was there!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By jcyuhn
This is the right way to do things. That said, a...

This is the right way to do things. That said, a minute quantity of moisture is not going to noticeably affect performance of the system. I would be skeptical that moisture is in any way responsible...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By jcyuhn
Looking at your numbers I think the evap and...

Looking at your numbers I think the evap and compressor are working fine. What are the conditions under which you see 340/55? Is it 2000rpm with a heat soaked car in the sun? Probably reasonable for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By jcyuhn
Looking at your numbers I think the evap and...

Looking at your numbers I think the evap and compressor are working fine. What are the conditions under which you see 340/55? Is it 2000rpm with a heat soaked car in the sun? Probably reasonable for...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-18-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By jcyuhn
I have a Liquivac topsider, I think it is model...

I have a Liquivac topsider, I think it is model 5060. The blue metal one. Have had it for probably 15 years without any problems. It only holds 8 quarts, so need to stop and empty it when changing...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 05-16-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By jcyuhn
Neil Armstrong: "I believe that every human has a...

Neil Armstrong: "I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-28-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By jcyuhn
Glad you enjoyed your visit. Texas troopers are...

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Texas troopers are pretty reasonable about speeding. They know it's a big state and you have places to be.

I have to say, I've never seen "El Paso" and "vacation"...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-25-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By jcyuhn
Better access in tight quarters perhaps? Use the...

Better access in tight quarters perhaps? Use the small door if there isn't room to swing the large one? Or perhaps some arcane gov ref that requires a larger window on the drivers side of the vehicle?
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