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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By 390pi
The Motorbooks International Production Models...

The Motorbooks International Production Models Book says it is 2.82

Wasn't is called an S350D in 1994?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-27-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By 390pi
Hey Charlie: How does your 240D run at ~4700...

Hey Charlie:

How does your 240D run at ~4700 elevation? (compared with sea level?)
I haven't brought my 240D up there for fear it would lose too much power (that it already doesn't have...) up...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 04-09-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,583
Posted By 390pi
I tried two tanks of this HPR stuff. At...

I tried two tanks of this HPR stuff.

At first, thought something else was wrong since the idle was smoother.

Seems like a little more power and quicker to 80mph. (hey, any notice of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By 390pi
I live in Gardnerville, Nv now, too. I met...

I live in Gardnerville, Nv now, too.
I met Charlie once at the South San Jose Pick N Pull.
Some parts of our County have no cell phone service. NONE.
I have 4G Verizon since I am 1/4 mi off...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By 390pi
Thanks for your opinion... but this is...

Thanks for your opinion... but this is practically a junk car, not a $10k purchase.

OP knows the owner. Otherwise, most people are dilligent.
As for your issues, there is probably more to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By 390pi
I'm in CA and have done all of this: ...

I'm in CA and have done all of this:

Option#1
First off, a bill of sale only is fine. You can transfer title without pink. Missing pinks happen all the time. You fill out a REG256 form. You can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By 390pi
DAS for sure.

DAS for sure.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,656
Posted By 390pi
Yeah, or get another job... or 2 or 3... and have...

Yeah, or get another job... or 2 or 3... and have less kids.

I could tell early on this thread was going to be a big JO session.

No such vehicle exists at that $$$.

It is unfortunate...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-25-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,638
Posted By 390pi
How about the tach amplifier shimming trick?... ...

How about the tach amplifier shimming trick?...
Might be easier to do then checking the fuse. Also more likely...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By 390pi
FYI- I had already replaced those two small oil...

FYI-
I had already replaced those two small oil filter O-rings per your previous posts in other threads.
It was of no help. That was the first thing I did.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By 390pi
240D low idle oil pressure= bad oil pump spring...

'82 240d 153k:

Had low oil pressure @ idle ~.5bar; revved=3bar+ (normal)

Obviously a spring problem. New oil pump solved it.

Hard to believe this happened at only 153k miles...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By 390pi
Update: There is no seal or o-ring. It just...

Update:
There is no seal or o-ring. It just slips into place...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By 390pi
1982 240d: is there an oil pump to block gasket?

...or is it an o-ring? Need to replace oil pump and do not know what I need to install/what kind of gasket there is.

Anyone know?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By 390pi
I seem to remember a pretty enthusiastic member...

I seem to remember a pretty enthusiastic member here w/ a 240D from that area of AZ...

Let's see if he shows.

FWIW, my 240D doesn't smoke either.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By 390pi
http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpt...

http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpt=1354763366&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=4&campid=5336391335&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Febaymotors%2F1995-MERCEDES-BENZ-E300-DIESEL-STATI...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By 390pi
Don't forget the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with...

Don't forget the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3.0CRD that will be unveiled next month.

I guess no one remembers all the early '80's diesels due to oil price increases from Carter's oil embargo;...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By 390pi
Apparently, it is coming... Mazda...

Apparently, it is coming...

Mazda Skyactiv-D 2.2 Clean Diesel Heads to U.S. in Early 2013 (http://www.insideline.com/mazda/cx-5/mazda-skyactiv-d-22-clean-diesel-heads-to-us-in-early-2013.html)
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,917
Posted By 390pi
That chart from 2007 is obsolete. The additive...

That chart from 2007 is obsolete. The additive packs change from time to time without and without regard for service designation change.

However, none of this really matters. What does matter is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By 390pi
This is not the forum to be asking about oil...

This is not the forum to be asking about oil analysis.

Go over to www.Bobistheoilguy.com (http://www.Bobistheoilguy.com) and check out the thousands of used oil anaysis postings that are there.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By 390pi
Makes perfect sense. The RF has been in the RR...

Makes perfect sense. The RF has been in the RR position.

RR wears more since there are more right turns, but more importantly, right turns with acceleration.

I've noticed this on all the RWD...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By 390pi
Here is a similar condition car w/ 95k for $10k ...

Here is a similar condition car w/ 95k for $10k

I'm thinking $8k MAX for one of these.

85 Mercedes 300D Turbo diesel *LOW MILES!* (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2663798477.html)
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,393
Posted By 390pi
X2 on the "as-is" bill of sale and getting...

X2 on the "as-is" bill of sale and getting driver's license #.

Also:

Beware of fake (computer generated) cashiers checks.

And put in the ad the hours to call. (i.e. 9am to 5pm)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,671
Posted By 390pi
Here a link to the other (14) K&N threads. ...

Here a link to the other (14) K&N threads.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?p=1354738
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By 390pi
I notice they come and go, in waves. Just...

I notice they come and go, in waves.

Just recently, there are (4) W201 190d's for sale on my CL. Haven't been any for sale all year, up to now.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-01-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By 390pi
FWIW: I used to send my used oil from my...

FWIW:

I used to send my used oil from my 2000 Ford F250 Diesel to Blackstone Labs for analysis.

One time, the sample came up with high silicon levels. The lab tech asked if I had switched to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-31-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By 390pi
These cars have hydraulic lifters. It...

These cars have hydraulic lifters.

It could be that one lifter is bleeding off oil pressure when it sits for an extended period of time, since you say it happens when it is cold.

You could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-31-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,456
Posted By 390pi
Nice write up. I just did my 240D upper...

Nice write up.

I just did my 240D upper control arms last weekend; did both in under an hour.

I'm no mechanic, but it is a definately a DIY job.

Used the jack-under-the-control-arm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By 390pi
That is exactly what I used: a 6' piece of pipe...

That is exactly what I used: a 6' piece of pipe over a breaker bar. No kidding!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By 390pi
My first MBZ was a '84 190D euro-5spd. It...

My first MBZ was a '84 190D euro-5spd.

It was federalized, and had an EGR tube added as a part of that work; I took it off and capped it at the exhaust connection.

Crank windows and manual...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,264
Posted By 390pi
I thought the wet rear floors were from leaking...

I thought the wet rear floors were from leaking sunroof seals?
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