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Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By jcyuhn
Is the pedal firm when you first start driving,...

Is the pedal firm when you first start driving, but becomes soft after a longer drive? And is then OK again after the car sits undriven? If so, it is likely that the brake fluid is boiling due to a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-16-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By jcyuhn
Iíve had several w211 E55s. There is an addictive...

Iíve had several w211 E55s. There is an addictive brutality to all that instant midrange torque. Once youíve had it, you canít live without it. Also, the engine doesnít tend to grenade in expensive...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-16-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By jcyuhn
You can telephone the bank that issued the...

You can telephone the bank that issued the cashiers check and they will verify that it is authentic based on the payee, check number, amount, etc.

If you use a national bank with branches near the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-11-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By jcyuhn
Amateur pool owner here as well. Sounds like you...

Amateur pool owner here as well. Sounds like you have a salt water pool with a chlorine generator. That’s a nice setup.

I can’t see any reason why letting the equipment sit dry would be harmful....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By jcyuhn
Sounds like a ball joint. Known to have a short...

Sounds like a ball joint. Known to have a short life on the w211. My bluetec needed them before 100k miles.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-25-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By jcyuhn
Probably the noise and smell are from the drive...

Probably the noise and smell are from the drive belt slipping because the compressor does not want to turn. It will eventually break. Likely the compressor is failing, but could be an overcharge....
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
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, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,234
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
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 01-01-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
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: Tech Help 10-27-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
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: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,038
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,038
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,038
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
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 04-28-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
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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