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Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 06:44 AM
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Posted By cmac2012
But wouldn't either one affect the coolant...

But wouldn't either one affect the coolant resorvoir?
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
In all the searching on this, Bars Leak keeps...

In all the searching on this, Bars Leak keeps telling me their product will do the trick.

I'm leaning towards head gasket more and more. The 'smoke' had no smell, didn't really have a smokey...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
Good tips. To add to the fun and games an hour...

Good tips. To add to the fun and games an hour ago I noticed an abundance of white smoke exiting the pipes. No overheating. Oil looks normal, level unchanged. Coolant likewise.

Who knows, at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
I agree. He could be imperious but so can I. ...

I agree. He could be imperious but so can I. His advice and knowledge was much valued. It was neat meeting him. He had a late model small Mercedes rental and was showing off the massive braking...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
I checked coolant levels, a tad low. Adding made...

I checked coolant levels, a tad low. Adding made no difference.

I looked at an ongoing drama with me. the uneven idler pulley on the serpentine belt. It had been leaning a bit, all of a sudden I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
I'm sorry, I meant long gone from the forum owe...

I'm sorry, I meant long gone from the forum owe to untimely banning. We had dinner about a year and a half ago on a trip he made to the Bay Area. Went to a boisterous tavern and burger joint when...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By cmac2012
300SDL suddenly running 100 to 105

I glance at my temp gauge quite a lot these days. Since I put in a new stat about a year ago it's been running at about 82 no matter what. Added bonus, I've been getting heat on demand from climate...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By cmac2012
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By cmac2012
I've been trying to take your advice on the Ina...

I've been trying to take your advice on the Ina brand but it's tough going. I found the idler wheel and that's about it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By cmac2012
Kent is completely normal by comparison. Not...

Kent is completely normal by comparison. Not that I need to take any sort of dig at Kent.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By cmac2012
I will occasionally get the McD's bacon, egg, and...

I will occasionally get the McD's bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit when I'm on the road, but that's it (Jack in the Box version maybe better). The coffee not great (will burn the hell out of your...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-02-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By cmac2012
Eaten there once, maybe twice. Didn't knock my...

Eaten there once, maybe twice. Didn't knock my socks off.

Meanwhile here on the northern edge of Silicon Valley, Redwood City, a Chick-fil-et opened a few months ago (where a McDonald's had been)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-02-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By cmac2012
Absolutely it's this guy. Thanks for the link.

Absolutely it's this guy. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By cmac2012
Engine swaps are nice to dream about but strikes...

Engine swaps are nice to dream about but strikes me as headaches on the hoof. Little chit will go wrong from now on.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By cmac2012
Hello friends, your diesel mercedes resource...

Anybody remember this guy from a few years back? Had a big, slightly too big grin and a sort of greasy way of announcing himself. But he had some good ideas. He had a good special tool to grip the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By cmac2012
I'm still having trouble with the pivot and the...

I'm still having trouble with the pivot and the idler being askew. Haven't driven it for a few months. I've got to finally do this right. Miraculously I found this part on eBay (the space washer)....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By cmac2012
If anybody read the above, please allow me to...

If anybody read the above, please allow me to apologize for the dumbassery. No way is MB going to have an Allen screw accessible to the world that disassembles the rear trunk lock. I do recall it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By cmac2012
Glove size in general drives me nuts. Most of...

Glove size in general drives me nuts. Most of the stuff labeled large hurts my hand to pull it on. I'm not huge by any means - 6'0" - but I've been told my hands are large. I could palm a basket...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-23-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By cmac2012
I haven't ripped one yet. I used one pair for so...

I haven't ripped one yet. I used one pair for so long I figured they might have some tiny holes in them and tossed those two.

When I was looking on the web I got the news that one of my nearby...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By cmac2012
Outstanding dual layer nitrile gloves from Home Depot

One day I had a job for which I really wanted nitrile gloves but my stash was somewhere else. I was at the Despot anyway and found these before anything else. Seemed a tad more spendy than I wanted...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-20-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By cmac2012
Who would have ever thought that ordering Hemi...

Who would have ever thought that ordering Hemi powered Plymount Barricudas (I forget the year), say 3 of them and garaging them mostly for 50 years would yield millions. Didn't cost all that much...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-20-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By cmac2012
You have lost your mind Larry. Right now he's...

You have lost your mind Larry. Right now he's showing us that he wants to be emperor.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By cmac2012
OMG, I love/hate autos. The tumbler body on my...

OMG, I love/hate autos. The tumbler body on my W123 looks similar, it came out easy enough. I can't get a metric Allen wrench to insert here. Went from really small to too large. I tried a small...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By cmac2012
That's the way it is in my W123 300D.

That's the way it is in my W123 300D.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-18-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By cmac2012
I would agree that average human character,...

I would agree that average human character, something impossible to measure, seems to be in slow but steady decline during my adult lifetime, which at this point is more than 40 years.

Hard to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By cmac2012
Try getting the mods to put it over on the...

Try getting the mods to put it over on the politics section. Good luck. In the old days you could delete a thread you started. No longer.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-18-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By cmac2012
Yeah! Trump was trying to be dictator. All we...

Yeah! Trump was trying to be dictator. All we had to do was let him. I am also tired of this long experiment those dim bulb founders put us on. :mad:
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-18-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By cmac2012
There are many, many reasons Trump lost. He...

There are many, many reasons Trump lost. He tried to bribe Zelensky to put election fraud in motion. So obvious. He separated kids from parents without so much as a claim check. He is trying to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By cmac2012
Now I might be getting somewhere. Apologies to...

Now I might be getting somewhere. Apologies to Pelican, this is from a competitors page, but Pelican doesn't carry this. Doesn't appear that ignition tumblers could just be dropped in. But then...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By cmac2012
Not long after I saw the one above I saw 2 at the...

Not long after I saw the one above I saw 2 at the Newark yard, both pale yellow. A couple of months ago I spied a really badly rearended 350SD. Had 280 on the odo but pretty clear it was runnng the...
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