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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By rocky raccoon
I upsized to aftermarket replica 15" wheels to...

I upsized to aftermarket replica 15" wheels to have a better choice of tires.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocky raccoon
Sounds good but I am married to a woman who...

Sounds good but I am married to a woman who thinks Martha Stuart is a slob. Getting her to downsize is out of the question.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-15-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By rocky raccoon
I have sold 3 of my homes without the alleged...

I have sold 3 of my homes without the alleged benefit of a realtor. The amount of money they get is wildly out of line for the work they do. You only have to put up a sign, advertise, maybe make up...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By rocky raccoon
I guess I`m too late. I just wanted to caution...

I guess I`m too late. I just wanted to caution you to use a plastic compatible primer coat before the color coat.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By rocky raccoon
The U.S. Navy does in-situ oil analysis on the...

The U.S. Navy does in-situ oil analysis on the ships and never changes oil unless the results require.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By rocky raccoon
The 'coon is gone

Just sold my 300CD and my E320 needs no help. You guys have been a big help over the last nine years and I appreciate it. I also enjoyed the entertainment that OT offered.

I guess I am not going...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-09-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By rocky raccoon
SOLD!

SOLD!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By rocky raccoon
Main Stream News Dilemma

Too good a news cycle.

Riots are pushing COVID narrative aside! What to do?

Fortunately they think that they can still make the case that Trump is responsible for both.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By rocky raccoon
Got to be under load accelerating then it sounds...

Got to be under load accelerating then it sounds like a Detroit Diesel.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,199
Posted By rocky raccoon
I use an 11" tablet as a travelling auxiliary...

I use an 11" tablet as a travelling auxiliary computer for my Red Cross field activities. It does everything I need with a few limitations and at a slower pace. The best part is that it costs just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-02-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By rocky raccoon
Yes. I put such a system on my 300CD and removed...

Yes. I put such a system on my 300CD and removed it after about a month. It simplified access and appearance in the engine compartment and eliminated the common problem you stated. The reason I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By rocky raccoon
It's never quite as simple as simply increasing...

It's never quite as simple as simply increasing idle until shaking goes away. Our engines are inherently smooth, particularly the 5 cylinder ones. One must take the effort to find the source of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-31-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By rocky raccoon
FIRM price is $4500. Look at the second posting...

FIRM price is $4500. Look at the second posting (more pictures) it has additional details also.

My cell phone: 804 337-6684
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By rocky raccoon
300CD for sale

My coupe is for sale. See the "cars for sale" subforum if interested.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By rocky raccoon
More photos of the 'coon's car

Price is a FIRM $4500.00. No shipping unless you arrange it. This car can be driven anywhere.

Car is in central Virginia about midway between Fredericksburg and Richmond. PM if interested.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 05-30-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By rocky raccoon
1983 300CD

Rocky Raccoon's W123 300CD is for sale!

This car has superb bones for anyone wanting a light wrenching hobby. I am not a collector, I just like driving old cars. I have been daily driving this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-29-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By rocky raccoon
Probably less here than meets the eye. Shorts is...

Probably less here than meets the eye. Shorts is right. Rough idle and smooth running is almost always an air incursion problem.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-29-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By rocky raccoon
This a big contributor to your problem. Drill...

This a big contributor to your problem. Drill out the mounting holes a little bit. The filter can base should drop right into place. If there is any side shear stress on the mounts, they will tear...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-26-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By rocky raccoon
I worked on tracking ships during the early days...

I worked on tracking ships during the early days of the manned space flight program right up to the Apollo Program. What glorious days those were!

Cocoa Beach was a carnival and the whole country...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-23-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By rocky raccoon
Assuming you have a W123, it is not a performance...

Assuming you have a W123, it is not a performance car. Pick any tire that you can afford and looks good to you. Ignore everyone else's advice.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,275
Posted By rocky raccoon
Maybe not ALL things but he knows someone who is.

Maybe not ALL things but he knows someone who is.
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,533
Posted By rocky raccoon
I have not but it is on my "if this doesn't work"...

I have not but it is on my "if this doesn't work" list.

IRT the aux water pump, I simply removed mine and put a bypass hose in it's place. No noticeable loss or delay in heating. The rubber...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,533
Posted By rocky raccoon
The MTC monovalve cores are so cheap and easy to...

The MTC monovalve cores are so cheap and easy to replace (unless you have buried it during your conversion) I suggest just trying one to see if it cures your problem. If it does, buy a couple of...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By rocky raccoon
I suggest unplugging it and popping off the...

I suggest unplugging it and popping off the attached control rod until it is replaced or repaired.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By rocky raccoon
My opinion is that you should unplug the aux...

My opinion is that you should unplug the aux water pump and bypass it with a piece of hose. It can only cause a problem.

I have done this on my 300CD and don't notice any difference in heating...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By rocky raccoon
Back to the OP It would be less trouble to...

Back to the OP

It would be less trouble to buy new bushings (cheap) and install them (easy).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By rocky raccoon
A quiet OM617 is one that needs a valve...

A quiet OM617 is one that needs a valve adjustment.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By rocky raccoon
Put the wheel and the rest of the lug bolts in...

Put the wheel and the rest of the lug bolts in and tighten lightly. That positions the wheel to allow the stud to easily unscrew. I use those things all the time and never have had such a problem....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By rocky raccoon
My guess is the short coolant bypass hose between...

My guess is the short coolant bypass hose between thermostat housing and pump. A leak at that location is never a gusher but is a weeper that evaporates quickly thus undetectable unless you catch it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By rocky raccoon
Swapping front wheels is a good idea. At this...

Swapping front wheels is a good idea. At this point I would suspect a bad tire. You describe a common symptom of a tire belt issue.
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