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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By GregMN
$3500 may total out the car's value. You live...

$3500 may total out the car's value.
You live in a moderate climate.
Install 5 good glow plugs and keep driving the car.

This is only an option if they don't try to drill it out and bugger that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By GregMN
You should check out your cooling system. Maybe...

You should check out your cooling system. Maybe a new thermostat. My coolant is over 100 degrees F at the end of my driveway ( 1 mile ).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By GregMN
If you insist on getting a W221, Look for one...

If you insist on getting a W221, Look for one better optioned than that one.

With the VIN listed in this thread, if anyone just googles the VIN, they should find this tread. I always google the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By GregMN
You have the opportunity for a do over....

You have the opportunity for a do over....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By GregMN
With that many miles, things are wearing out. ...

With that many miles, things are wearing out. With the easy cold start, hard hot start, my guess is a tired IP. Best way to check timing/chain stretch is between the crank and the cam. The IP...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-26-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By GregMN
Carry a gallon or two of water with you. The...

Carry a gallon or two of water with you. The next time it happens, pour the water over the IP to cool it. If that fixes the problem, then the IP is tired. I had this happen on a 601.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By GregMN
I stick at tube down to the bottom and lift it...

I stick at tube down to the bottom and lift it back off the bottom so it can suck oil. The first time I did this, after the sucking was done, I removed the oil pan plug to confirm. Not a single...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By GregMN
You have kind of answered your own question. ...

You have kind of answered your own question. Start there.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,464
Posted By GregMN
Maybe the "stick" is intermittent ?

Maybe the "stick" is intermittent ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,464
Posted By GregMN
Sorry, I haven't read the entire thread, but: do...

Sorry, I haven't read the entire thread, but: do you have an injector that is sticking open overfueling ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By GregMN
I have heard tell of people doing this on the...

I have heard tell of people doing this on the 642's to eliminate EGR system, regeneration system, and then replacing the exhaust filter with a pipe. That was cheaper than fixing any one of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,162
Posted By GregMN
Can you remove the primer pump and bench test ? ...

Can you remove the primer pump and bench test ?

To replace the primer pump, and maybe the lift pump, in the system, use a low pressure electric fuel pump from your bottle to the IP.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,162
Posted By GregMN
Run a hose from a container of fuel as directly...

Run a hose from a container of fuel as directly as possible to the IP.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,162
Posted By GregMN
Propane. Propane torch (not lit obviously)...

Propane.
Propane torch (not lit obviously) fill the intake with gas. If it fires at all, then do it again and leave the torch on to see if it will run.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By GregMN
VIN Check - Lookup VIN number and get vehicle...

VIN Check - Lookup VIN number and get vehicle DataCard | BenzCat.com (http://benzcat.com/vin)

Enter VIN

"click to see full detail"

Give a man a fish... teach a man to fish....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,982
Posted By GregMN
I don't believe that a seized engine would turn...

I don't believe that a seized engine would turn over a few times after seizing a piston in the cylinder.

A broken timing chain may do that by jamming.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By GregMN
My guess, time for a radiator.

My guess, time for a radiator.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By GregMN
Yes. The S class is the ultimate hwy cruiser, if...

Yes. The S class is the ultimate hwy cruiser, if you can afford to keep it on the road. Look for a one owner, dealer or MB specialist, maintained with records. Get a pre-purchase inspection. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By GregMN
My 2012 S350 had them done by the previous owner...

My 2012 S350 had them done by the previous owner at 77k / 6 years old. The work order stated that the oil cooler was replaced.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By GregMN
06/12/15 24925 $637.17 oil change, fuel filter,...

06/12/15 24925 $637.17 oil change, fuel filter, brake flush,
01/06/16 34345 $1,396.62 oil change, front brake pads & rotors, air filters, cabin filters
08/11/16 45151 $165.72 oil change,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By GregMN
Trip from Payson, AZ to Santa Rosa, NM on hwy 60....

Trip from Payson, AZ to Santa Rosa, NM on hwy 60.

Starting at 5000' in Payson, to 8100' east of Pie Town, to 4500' crossing the Rio Grand river, to 6200', to 4600' at Santa Rosa.


Started...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By GregMN
Bought one Labor Day 2018. Smooth, quite,...

Bought one Labor Day 2018. Smooth, quite, powerful, efficient. Needs a pre-purchase dealer inspection.

I really like distronic cruise control.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By GregMN
Maybe drop the oil pan and try to find the other...

Maybe drop the oil pan and try to find the other keeper and the missing spring.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By GregMN
Yes. Knowledgeable, responsive, did what I...

Yes. Knowledgeable, responsive, did what I wanted done.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By GregMN
I did that test on my ML 642. That was awhile...

I did that test on my ML 642. That was awhile ago. But if I did it, it cannot be that hard to do....
I started the engine and ran at idle and watched the tubes fill. As I remember they fill...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By GregMN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjSWLq7OvHE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjSWLq7OvHE

I set up the test in the video with longer tubes ( about 8" ) and ran the engine until one of the tubes was over half full. The tubes that filled up...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By GregMN
I have had bad injectors not throw a code. The...

I have had bad injectors not throw a code. The injector failed by not holding pressure and leaking through the fuel return circuit.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By GregMN
W211

W211
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 01-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By GregMN
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discuss...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/313168-water-injection-cleaning.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By GregMN
Dashcam

Dashcam
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