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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,909
Posted By Diesel Dan
I haven't had time to try anything myself, and I...

I haven't had time to try anything myself, and I might consider the Trans-X, but it just seems unlikely to me that the transmission is in need of internal cleaning, since it probably has less than...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,909
Posted By Diesel Dan
Resolution... for now...

As promised, I'm checking back to report on the resolution to the tranny problem. Turns out it was a vacuum leak at the transmission. I just spoke with the garage on the phone and they said...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,909
Posted By Diesel Dan
Thanks for the replies everyone. As it turns out...

Thanks for the replies everyone. As it turns out I'm going to need to get this fixed quickly and will not have time to mess around with it myself, so will take it to the shop. I'll print out your...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,909
Posted By Diesel Dan
Transmission flares on upshift from 2nd to 3rd gear

Anyone have ideas of why the tranny on my '87 300D would flare only during the upshift between 2nd and 3rd gear? I hope it's an inexpensive fix because it wasn't that long ago I had the tranny...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 01-26-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By Diesel Dan
I've tried several different types of translucent...

I've tried several different types of translucent fuel hose, and none of it stood up to biodiesel/WVO long term.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,525
Posted By Diesel Dan
Success!

Thanks to all for your input! As it turned out, the tank was glued in, and just needed gradual, steady pressure to "peel" it out once I removed the 4 nuts from the trunk side of the tank. And of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,525
Posted By Diesel Dan
vstech, have you managed to get that tank out...

vstech, have you managed to get that tank out yet? Has anyone successfully removed a fuel tank from an '87 300D, and could share some wisdom with us? Thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,525
Posted By Diesel Dan
1987 300D fuel tank removal?

Hi folks. I've decided to get my fuel tank steam cleaned and am in the process of removing it. Quick question: is it only held in by the four nuts accessed through the trunk, or do I have to remove...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By Diesel Dan
Thanks for the tip! I've heard of this stuff but...

Thanks for the tip! I've heard of this stuff but never used it and was honestly a little skeptical of any magic liquid that you can just pour in and solve your problem. Maybe I'll see if I can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By Diesel Dan
How to clean the fuel tank?

I've got some serious gunk in my fuel tank. Just draining it and pouring fuel through it did not do the trick. I think it's fungus, but whatever it is, it's stuck to the bottom of the tank and will...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-17-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By Diesel Dan
Thanks for the tip on the hidden hose barb guys! ...

Thanks for the tip on the hidden hose barb guys! I've had to drain the tank before to check the tank screen and could shoot myself for not changing the hose then! What a miserable job! I've got...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-17-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By Diesel Dan
Biodiesel is eating the fuel supply hose from my tank!

For those who use biodiesel, what have you done about replacing the short length of hose that comes out of the fuel tank? It has a fitting on one end that screws into the fuel strainer, and the...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 02-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,070
Posted By Diesel Dan
I've been running a two-tank Greasecar system...

I've been running a two-tank Greasecar system with injection line heaters in my '87 300D here in Central Texas for 3 years now. I run 100% biodiesel in my main tank and 100% WVO in the heated tank...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By Diesel Dan
You might also try insulating your WVO tank and...

You might also try insulating your WVO tank and hoses. Every little bit helps!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By Diesel Dan
I've used the "blue" stuff from procycle - but...

I've used the "blue" stuff from procycle - but the walls are too thin, and it eventually leaks air due to poor seal and crimping by the hose clamp. I got some thicker clear polyurethane stuff from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Diesel Dan
Are you sure the transmission wasn't slipping? ...

Are you sure the transmission wasn't slipping? Could be coincidental and unrelated to the additive you put in.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By Diesel Dan
I love my block heater. I've got a timer set up,...

I love my block heater. I've got a timer set up, so I just plug it in when I get home, and the next morning when it's time to go, it just fires up and purrs like a kitten. Of course I do still have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Diesel Dan
It's a nasty job. There will be fuel all over...

It's a nasty job. There will be fuel all over the ground and all over you, no matter how careful you are. Wear your raggiest garage clothes, nitrile gloves, and have the kitty litter handy.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,720
Posted By Diesel Dan
Dang! I just got my neutral safety switch fixed....

Dang! I just got my neutral safety switch fixed. That was probably a fairly good theft deterrent, or would at least slow a thief down. I just got tired of the lengthy instructions I had to give...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Diesel Dan
Thanks Cr, that's what I was looking for. I'm...

Thanks Cr, that's what I was looking for. I'm thinking of letting my Benz indie try the adjustment, or troubleshoot any vacuum issues, but take it to a tranny shop if I need a whole rebuild. I'll...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Diesel Dan
Question Transmission shop vs. Benz shop?

I may need to get some transmission work done soon, and I wonder which place is best for working on it, a specialty transmission shop, or a specialty Benz shop? The tranny is shifting real hard,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Diesel Dan
Thanks for the ideas. I just installed the new...

Thanks for the ideas. I just installed the new filter and put the pan back on. I'm going to take a break from this for a while and mull it over. My filter was crusted with crap, the pan had sludge...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-04-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Diesel Dan
Angry Torque converter drain plug stripped!

Why in God's name did they make that thing a tiny little 5mm allen screw?! Anyway, I'm going to try the hammer and chisel method next, but wanted to ask a question first. I PM'd someone about this...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 09-10-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,256
Posted By Diesel Dan
I had the same problem. After sealing the banjo...

I had the same problem. After sealing the banjo bolts the air leak was resolved. If you do get an electric fuel pump, be careful where you mount it. I burned out a couple of those pumps trying to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Diesel Dan
Lightbulb Resolution

I wanted to follow up on this post. I changed my oil, and have not heard that noise since. I was getting close to 4,000 miles on that oil, and it is pretty cheap stuff: "Golden West" brand 15w-40. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Diesel Dan
After my wife accidentally activated my...

After my wife accidentally activated my semi-functional w124 sunroof, it was all I could do to get the damned thing back down again. After that event, I disconnected the wiring. That thing will...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-28-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,256
Posted By Diesel Dan
I suspect you have air trapped in your greasecar...

I suspect you have air trapped in your greasecar fuel circuit. The looped return causes this problem. You need to install a "partial return" back to your grease tank to allow air to escape. If you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Diesel Dan
I have the same engine as yours. You can also...

I have the same engine as yours. You can also adjust the ALDA, or some people remove it entirely. When I adjusted my ALDA, my off-the-line performance improved significantly. For more on this, you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Diesel Dan
For sluggish performance do a search on this...

For sluggish performance do a search on this forum for "alda". That might be the problem. Or it could be any number of other things. I'm not sure of the best way to test fuel pressure other than...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Diesel Dan
Did you put oil on the rubber sealing gasket on...

Did you put oil on the rubber sealing gasket on the new filter? Is it tightened appropriately? Did you have to disturb any fuel lines when changing the filter? Any of these things could lead to an...
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