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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By RunningTooHot
For a deep dive down a rabbit hole about clutched...

For a deep dive down a rabbit hole about clutched alternator pulleys:
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/365376-alternator-pulleys-101-clutch-type-one-way-pulleys.html[/URL]
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By RunningTooHot
I've got an original MBZ chain crimper buried...

I've got an original MBZ chain crimper buried somewhere. Not sure of what other timing chain tools you're looking for. (?)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By RunningTooHot
First thing I thought of was the "uh oh" you...

First thing I thought of was the "uh oh" you already thought of. If not that...

If he had his wheels turned hard while reversing AND if the crunch/bang/pop happened immediately as he unwound the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-17-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By RunningTooHot
Oh how I wish! Unfortunately, my calendar is...

Oh how I wish! Unfortunately, my calendar is booked pretty solid until Spring. :(

Being that you are selling due to changing needs, I am curious as to what type of vehicle you are considering /...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By RunningTooHot
She looks like a nice, clean, well maintained...

She looks like a nice, clean, well maintained car. Some of the mechanical idiosyncrasies having already been addressed is certainly a bonus.

I keep toying with the idea of picking up a CDI... I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By RunningTooHot
Maybe I'm a cynic, but...

A good question is how magnanimous Mercedes will be when it actually comes down to biting the bullet. I wouldn't be surprised if prior to authorizing a replacement they may demand proof of a proper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 348,573
Posted By RunningTooHot
Fantastic News! Big Congrats!

Fantastic News! Big Congrats!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By RunningTooHot
Congratulations! I'm really glad to see that...

Congratulations!
I'm really glad to see that you were able to grab it before anyone else did. I'd be hard pressed to think of a better home for it!

(Am I now in some twisted way construed to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 348,573
Posted By RunningTooHot
Someone please take this off the market before I...

Someone please take this off the market before I come home with another orphan! :o

Fix it or perhaps for parts? IDK. BTW, I'm not affiliated... I was "just browsing". (Always a dangerous...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
In response to your question Gerry, I do have a...

In response to your question Gerry, I do have a tale to tell.

Recently, I went against my usual policy of not putting any super-cheap non OEM crap on my cars. This was done solely as an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
How about the finely engineered crimped joint...

How about the finely engineered crimped joint between the two halves blowing apart and purging your engine oil all over the place?
It is URO after all... :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,156
Posted By RunningTooHot
I whole-heartedly agree, and I'd also like to add...

I whole-heartedly agree, and I'd also like to add that I use a bit of plastic wrap and a rubber band to create a seal over the brake fluid reservoir cap. There is a tiny vent hole in most caps - and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,156
Posted By RunningTooHot
Not discounting nor ignoring the results you guys...

Not discounting nor ignoring the results you guys are having with that stuff, but if you need something ASAP and have a 99-cent store nearby... read on.

The most recent orphan I brought home had...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
Not exactly. The admirers of Uro trash and their...

Not exactly. The admirers of Uro trash and their ilk are merely struck by the siren song of parsimonious promise; wherein they inadvertently infect their cars with the automotive equivalent of a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
DNA? Perhaps. But I suspect Üro parts may...

DNA? Perhaps. But I suspect Üro parts may contain a lot of RNA, just like many viruses.

Just as with viruses, some people get lucky and aren't always affected. Or again, like many viruses, it's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By RunningTooHot
Congrats! Yours is now officially "broken in"....

Congrats! Yours is now officially "broken in". ;)

Almost 413,000 on mine and running great!
Looks like I won't be the one to take her to the 1/2 million mile mark, as I'm going to be selling...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-27-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By RunningTooHot
Just like for you, this was a minor annoyance -...

Just like for you, this was a minor annoyance - not a significant obstacle to normal operation. Although it would act fuel starved for about 30-45 seconds if driving while it hit that magical...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-26-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By RunningTooHot
You guys will think I'm nuts, but I'm going to...

You guys will think I'm nuts, but I'm going to take this in a whole 'nother direction. Don't bother doing a compression check; you'll likely find that you're barking up the wrong tree.

Years ago...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
Good to “see” you too Gerry! And glad to see...

Good to “see” you too Gerry! And glad to see you’re continuing onward with the Jihad; doing the work of a (fine) unhinged troll. I’m still alive & kicking, just busy with life – occasionally...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,609
Posted By RunningTooHot
FWIW... I kept a spreadsheet to document the...

FWIW...

I kept a spreadsheet to document the costs of running my dear departed 1984 300D.

This was a car that started out as a nice clean rust-free example with a few minor flaws. I lovingly...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 143,345
Posted By RunningTooHot
Probably? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Probably? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By RunningTooHot
No better place for truly excellent work by...

No better place for truly excellent work by machinists with extensive MBZ knowledge & experience. Period.

When the official Mercedes Classic Center does a full restoration, guess where they send...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By RunningTooHot
1995 E300 = The most ridiculously bulletproof and...

1995 E300 = The most ridiculously bulletproof and reliable car I've ever owned OR known of.

The only thing you've missed would be cleaning the EGR sludge out of the intake manifold and making sure...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By RunningTooHot
I know someone up there that would give your car...

I know someone up there that would give your car an appropriate home. Plus I'll negotiate a "right of first refusal" to give the car back to you... just in case you later decide that you should have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,464
Posted By RunningTooHot
Thanks for that link Shertex! Not directly...

Thanks for that link Shertex!

Not directly related to the primary purpose of this thread, but you've gotta love the sentence I highlighted below:

"As a presumed DAS user you have probably...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-14-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By RunningTooHot
Diesel HPR = "The Magic Elixir". If you live...

Diesel HPR = "The Magic Elixir".

If you live anywhere near a Propel station, it is well worth the drive to use that stuff.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By RunningTooHot
2,244mbar? I don't know if this helps or not,...

2,244mbar? I don't know if this helps or not, but that's close to 18 pounds of boost.
One thing is for certain - your turbo is most definitely working well.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By RunningTooHot
That's a good point, and I've hit a couple of...

That's a good point, and I've hit a couple of high spots (on the exposed side of one of the front rotors) with some sandpaper just to see if it's a glazed material buildup. Unfortunately I made...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,627
Posted By RunningTooHot
I didn't bother reading the earlier part of the...

I didn't bother reading the earlier part of the thread, but I will tell you this nonetheless.

I have a lot of experience with using DOT5 fluid. I've used it in many different race cars, where it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By RunningTooHot
Brake part quality recommendations? (Current vs. old data.) Disappointed with OE!

I know this has been beaten to death in the past, but with things being as dynamic as they are regarding parts quality in recent years, I’m looking for your current opinions and info.

Last time I...
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