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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,683
Posted By The Gears
A 13mm ratcheting flat wrench saved the day for...

A 13mm ratcheting flat wrench saved the day for me on those ******* rear bracket bolts. And a mirror. What a job.
I removed the vacuum shut off can and the rack dampener then the rear door of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By The Gears
gmog220d...

gmog220d (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/members/gmog220d.html)
I set up my dial and the push pull motion read 0.006" that is like 0.1524mm
I can just almost feel the motion by hand and hear a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By The Gears
Hi 911. The fitting in the pump body is straight...

Hi 911. The fitting in the pump body is straight through, no provisions for a check valve there. There is a check valve just above the fitting inside the pump that will do the same job I think. It is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By The Gears
Thanks for the reply Alec I have removed the...

Thanks for the reply Alec
I have removed the pump and all looks well. Full travel of the piston is evident, The springs require full body weight to compress to full travel.
The cam is smooth as is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-29-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By The Gears
Tick,Tick,Tick again

Had the vacuum pump of three weeks ago and replaced the two ball bearings. All went well, 15" of vacuum. Now the ticking is back and easy to hear on the idle. Could the roller not be following the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-18-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By The Gears
Could be a gummed up governor. I fixed mine with...

Could be a gummed up governor. I fixed mine with some cleaner in the fuel.
It took two tanks and the good idle slowly came back.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,245
Posted By The Gears
THE EASY FIX I use steel ramps that do skid...

THE EASY FIX
I use steel ramps that do skid ahead when attempting to drive up so I have a pair of 5' long 2" x 8" planks that I hook to the ramps just below the very top. The hook is a 4" piece of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-28-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,426
Posted By The Gears
At any time has the Vacuum shut of unit been...

At any time has the Vacuum shut of unit been removed from the pump.
If installed incorrectly the rack cannot move to the open position. This can be seen by removing two screws from the altitude...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By The Gears
Well, I pulled the vacuum pump today, replaced...

Well, I pulled the vacuum pump today, replaced the two bearings using a small shop press. Thanks to Stretch for his great write-up the job went with out any problems. I rigged up a 2 x 4 with some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By The Gears
Hi. Love to buy a new pump if I could find one....

Hi. Love to buy a new pump if I could find one. MB wants $575.00 in Canada.
Same price when landing from US. The car is worth what they want for a new pump. I get 14.5 " Hg on the pump so the piston...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By The Gears
Vacuum pump seal kits

It seems the supply of vacuum pump parts has dried up. I have a set of bearings to install but nothing else. Can I re-use the rubber gasket under the
valve and piston cover?. Can I reuse the pump...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By The Gears
300sd Vacuum pump kit

Can any one steer me to a good vacuum pump kit. They seem to have all dried up. My pump is making a heavy clicking sound so I think the time has come for a rebuild. What is the easiest way to do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Ykobayshi. Thanks for the pics. I just remembered...

Ykobayshi. Thanks for the pics. I just remembered Kent Bergsma saying something about that. I was so close. With a turn of the key I would have had the plug out. Oh well, can't remember everything. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-31-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Hey Funola. Now you tell me. I did not know about...

Hey Funola. Now you tell me. I did not know about the key position thing.
While I was struggling the key was in the off position.
My Jim dandy self locating driver is Philips so will
change to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-31-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Today was very frustrating. The dam plug behind...

Today was very frustrating. The dam plug behind the switch will not come out even tried gripping with water pump pliers and hitting with a hammer.
I was afraid of separating the plug so I decided to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Well I finally got it sorted out. The first...

Well I finally got it sorted out. The first switch I tried From India was so weak I could not feel any spring loading. The MB switch required a lot of torque on the screw driver to move into the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
THANK YOU Funola for that.

THANK YOU Funola for that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Thanks for the feed back. I agree with buying...

Thanks for the feed back. I agree with buying good parts. After returning the made in India switch I ordered one from the MB Dealer. That one has no spring back either. They still have that one for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Hi guys Ykobayshi, Did you by chance try the...

Hi guys
Ykobayshi, Did you by chance try the spring back with a screw driver in the slot before you installed the switch ?
Funola, I have great faith in what Kent Bergsma has to say buy I can't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Glad you are all good to go now. One question,...

Glad you are all good to go now. One question, does your new switch have spring back from the starting position. I have looked at two now that don't.
One was a MB one was OEM. Kent Bergsma claims...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Hi Funola I have watched several videos from...

Hi Funola
I have watched several videos from Kent Bergsma at mercedesource and he enplanes that the spring back is in the switch not in the Key lock assy.
That when the spring back is gone that is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Picked the new start switch, opened the box,...

Picked the new start switch, opened the box, placed a screw driver in the slot, Guess what, no spring back. That part was left out. No wonder I got a real good price. So much for a made in India...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Thanks for the tip. Signed in no adds. Does...

Thanks for the tip. Signed in no adds.
Does anyone know the head style on the three screws that hold the switch into the lock? Have to rig up blind driver of some sort.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
From directions from Funola I have found the...

From directions from Funola I have found the junction box for the wires from Key start switch to NSS. The box sits on the firewall just above the throttle pedal. It can be carefully preyed open with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Hi Funola. Thanks for your great info. How do I...

Hi Funola. Thanks for your great info. How do I access the C146 above the throttle pedal. Were do you get that number from? Wish I had your info and now how
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
If there is no spring back to the key would that...

If there is no spring back to the key would that indicate a bad starter switch? Can the starter switch be purchased separately? Can the switch be tested with the instrument cluster removed?
The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
LOGIC: If the backup lights go on with the key...

LOGIC: If the backup lights go on with the key on, selector in reverse, It is not logical that the park and reverse contacts won't function. I can see one not working but not both.
Is there a relay...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-18-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
I have a wiring diagram of the starter system....

I have a wiring diagram of the starter system. Easy to follow.
The problem is no power FROM the lock out sw.
There is power getting TO the lock out as the backup lights come on when
in reverse...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Thanks for the info guys. The ground strap is OK...

Thanks for the info guys. The ground strap is OK because it will start fine
from the jumper on the fender junction. The click sound comes from a higher area. It sounds like a relay engaging. Thanks...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Gears
Click, Click, Click

That is what I hear when I turn the key to start.
Is there a relay between the key and the starter selniod ?
I can start by turning on the key to the run position, do the glow, then use my jumper...
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