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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Redpeople
I adjusted the valves over the weekend. It was...

I adjusted the valves over the weekend. It was an enjoyable exercise, that would have been more enjoyable had it actually resulted in the car starting. Still no luck. FWIW, when I did the valve...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks for checking in. I'm afraid I haven't...

Thanks for checking in. I'm afraid I haven't been able to work on it. My refrigerator died on me last night, so today (my day off) was spent first with a repair man, then unfortunately, shopping...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
OK, Barry, just tried the WD40 and it actually...

OK, Barry, just tried the WD40 and it actually began making starting noises. Didn't quite get there, but closer. Charging the battery again now so that I have a full charge. It's pretty cold in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
I agree it seems strange, Barry, but that's about...

I agree it seems strange, Barry, but that's about the size of it. The only thing I would add is that it had two incidents where it wouldn't start when left outside in temps in the low teens. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
Tried starting the car with the oil cap off. No...

Tried starting the car with the oil cap off. No luck. Just smoke coming out of the hole.

Tomorrow I'll try to adjust the valves.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
Not yet. Haven't been home since I saw your...

Not yet. Haven't been home since I saw your suggestion this morning. I'll try that when I get home from work.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks, Barry. I've already observed the glow...

Thanks, Barry. I've already observed the glow plug wires glowing and also used an IR thermometer to measure the temps of the actual glow plugs (between 170-210F), so I'm pretty sure all are working...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks, guys. And sorry for starting a new...

Thanks, guys. And sorry for starting a new thread. I should have just bumped the old one.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Redpeople
New Thread -- 240D Still Not Running

Many of you followed along and offered advice on my troubles in this thread: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/375217-sigh-another-240d-wont-start-thread.html. It seems to have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
OK, here's another angle that I hadn't thought...

OK, here's another angle that I hadn't thought of. When I was first trying to figure out the glow plug problem and find the inline fuse, I popped the cover off the plug right above the fuse holder...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks, Alec. I had planned to take out the...

Thanks, Alec. I had planned to take out the inline fuse so the plugs wouldn't be powered.

Don't think it will take too much cranking, because when I tried it before I pretty much had fuel coming...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks for that information. That is how I was...

Thanks for that information. That is how I was doing the bleeding. I'll try it one more time using that method, because I did disconnect one of the lines when I changed the glow plugs a few days...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Argh. Four new Bosch plugs and a reamer arrived...

Argh. Four new Bosch plugs and a reamer arrived yesterday. Reamed and installed but no difference. I did check the dome light when operating the preglow and it dims. I also used an IR thermometer to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Yeah, there is a strip fuse. It seems intact and...

Yeah, there is a strip fuse. It seems intact and I am getting 12V at the first plug in line, so I don't think the problem is there, but I did add a $.75 fuse to my order. I originally thought it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Barry, when you say "interior light" I assume you...

Barry, when you say "interior light" I assume you mean the dome light? I honestly had never noticed dimming, but only because the door switch only works very intermittently. I'll make it a point to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Also, four new Bosch plugs and a reamer are on...

Also, four new Bosch plugs and a reamer are on the way.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Super advice, guys. I do have the wrenches for a...

Super advice, guys. I do have the wrenches for a valve adjustment, but haven't actually done it yet.

BTW, my idle adjustment cable is broken, so no adjustability there. I have the idle speed set...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
That is rapidly becoming my opinion as well. ...

That is rapidly becoming my opinion as well. Clearly, the glow circuit is not working 100%. I am a bit tempted to convert to a parallel system if I'm going to the effort/expense of changing all...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
Moly- A few weeks ago when it was actually...

Moly-

A few weeks ago when it was actually STARTING it was pretty simple. I would let it go through a glow cycle (or two if it was below 25). Then I would give it just a little fuel and crank. It...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
I will try bleeding the lines. Can't hurt.

I will try bleeding the lines. Can't hurt.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
All good suggestions. Oil is Rotella 5w-40...

All good suggestions. Oil is Rotella 5w-40 synthetic, recently changed. Battery indicates it was new in June 2014. I've been putting the charger on it to make sure it's fully charging. It's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By Redpeople
<sigh> Another "240D Won't Start Thread"

A bit of background:

I've owned my 240D for a couple of months, and it had started and run beautifully up until a few weeks ago (when it got cold). Over the last few weeks, I've had two instances...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Redpeople
Did you replace the master cylinder at the same...

Did you replace the master cylinder at the same time that you replaced the booster? If you had the old MC on the new booster for a while before you changed the MC, you might have leaked fluid into...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
Exactly! And even better, in the process I found...

Exactly! And even better, in the process I found a perfect matching driver's seat to replace mine that has a broken spring.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
This would appear to be a problem, yes? New plug...

This would appear to be a problem, yes? New plug will be here Monday.

Edit: can't get the photo to load. It was a picture of a broken glow plug.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
OK, I picked up a glow relay for $5 at the pull a...

OK, I picked up a glow relay for $5 at the pull a part. Turns out that wasn't the problem. When I was doing my previous diagnosing, I somehow goofed up. I thought I didn't have any power at the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
No worries guys. I consider both good advice. I'm...

No worries guys. I consider both good advice. I'm going to see if the one in a yard has a relay and if that doesn't work out I'll move on to one of those solutions.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
Thanks. I may go that route. I also just...

Thanks. I may go that route. I also just discovered to my great surprise that my local u pull it actually has a '78 240d. I'm going to stop in and see if they have the relay.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
Does anyone know a good alternative to the $250...

Does anyone know a good alternative to the $250 new MB relay?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Redpeople
Started diagnosing. There is continuity across...

Started diagnosing. There is continuity across the four plugs. There is no power at the fuse holder. I'm thinking it must be the relay.
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