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Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
IF you are able to plot all the pivots provided...

IF you are able to plot all the pivots provided by the upper and lower bushings acting on the spindle...and the coil springs... and the LOWER control ROD..
You should recognize some of those...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
You only had that first sentence the other day...

You only had that first sentence the other day and I assumed it referred to Diesell911.... since he had not understood the situation.

''' You don't need a Picture''' LOL I suggest you do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By leathermang
For people who do not have the MB FSM... each...

For people who do not have the MB FSM...
each bore is supposed to be bored and honed to fit the particular piston which is going into it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
The sad thing is that replacing the Sway Bar...

The sad thing is that replacing the Sway Bar would not have had to be such a Task... as it could have been joined in the center.... made in two parts... with a good hefty sliding joint... Torsion...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
I can't help you guys anymore than I have...

I can't help you guys anymore than I have already.
You drew the parts movement lines in your picture wrong..
The hard attachment to the lower part of the suspension and the bearing at the end of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By leathermang
These cars are built like aircraft.. minus the...

These cars are built like aircraft.. minus the safety wire... but REPAIR Costs on some things sure approach Aircraft Heights...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By leathermang
I agree.. and IF you are using a left hand drill...

I agree.. and IF you are using a left hand drill bit it will unscrew itself before you know it... once the pressure is off the cone part.. unless they are rusted inside...and none of mine have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By leathermang
Have you seen the ' home made' unit in the MB FSM...

Have you seen the ' home made' unit in the MB FSM for that ... it also includes a spray evaluator ... all very simple I think..

a fitting so you can put air pressure to the back of the frozen...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By leathermang
Read the specs in Grainger on pressure...

Read the specs in Grainger on pressure gauges..... ..as to capacity and type... you should be able to place it between the pump and the flexible line.. with a few adapters.....standard types of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By leathermang
To me a leak would be a minor possibility...

To me a leak would be a minor possibility compared to other things.. MB is very specific about this particular thing...
As an example... I think it was moderator JimSmith who pointed out that some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By leathermang
Motorcycle mechanics.. dealing with little...

Motorcycle mechanics.. dealing with little phillips heads in aluminum need them early in their careers.... Once you have messed up the head things really get bad fast...

HERE IS THE PROBLEM......
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By leathermang
If you have a chance... change to the pencil type...

If you have a chance... change to the pencil type glow plugs
if yours go out.. they all go out...like old fashioned Christmas tree lights.... LOL
the pencil types can go out one at a time and not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By leathermang
Yes.. a hand impact is a magic tool... many have...

Yes.. a hand impact is a magic tool... many have never seen or heard of them... very different physics from a regular impact since on the latter YOU are still providing the forward pressure... but a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By leathermang
IT IS NOT better to control temperature by using...

IT IS NOT better to control temperature by using the flaps... in Hot and Humid climates and OLD systems often converted to the less efficient 134a one often NEEDS the recycling of the inside air to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
It IS true that terminology has changed on many...

It IS true that terminology has changed on many items on cars.. which I try to point out not just in this case .. typically starting with the phrase ' in the old days ' ......and it is also true...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
Thanks Frank, That is correct....and I have...

Thanks Frank,
That is correct....and I have a good picture from the FSM showing the considerable bearing at the end of our Control Rods where they attach to the chassis... but I can not get it to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By leathermang
I always thought it was bad design to have that...

I always thought it was bad design to have that placed across the top of the engine ..
If you take your old one to a hydraulic shop.. and many regular auto parts houses can do it now... they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By leathermang
They are easy to drill out... and old enough...

They are easy to drill out...
and old enough one probably would not want to reuse them...
everyone should try it once...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By leathermang
I think I posted pictures of my drilling out some...

I think I posted pictures of my drilling out some of mine...
I think that as soon as you get to the car all the pressure is off the bolts and they come right out..
I think I used a drill bit...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,434
Posted By leathermang
AND NEW valve SPRINGS... they are cheap .... ...

AND NEW valve SPRINGS... they are cheap ....
surely no machine shop would do a valve job without replacing the springs too...
and you must provide them with the FSM to be able to expect them...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
HERE it is called a Strut Rod... The design of...

HERE it is called a Strut Rod...
The design of the bushings which hold the Sway bar are not sufficient to provide the function you attribute to it... and it is a Spring...

That for / aft control...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
Then what is that straight bar running parallel...

Then what is that straight bar running parallel with the center line of the car.. with the serious Bearings do ? Which used to be called a Control Rod...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
While the sway bar helps ' locate' along with...

While the sway bar helps ' locate' along with the two lower control arm bushings , the on upper control arm bushing AND the ' control rod' ( which extends directly to the rear and is held by a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By leathermang
There are professionally designed and executed...

There are professionally designed and executed Thread Chasers...
HOME MADE ones are likely to make the situation worse...

AND as to pulling and forcing the engine into a POSITION which allows...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By leathermang
Have you looked to see if new horsehair pads are...

Have you looked to see if new horsehair pads are available for those seats ?
Those are 34 years old... they were the top of the line for padding... used for expensive chairs and couches in houses...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,535
Posted By leathermang
FIRST you need to check to see if your FRAME is...

FIRST you need to check to see if your FRAME is bent...
before you start putting a bunch of money into the specific items you know are bent.

The Chassis manual , which is two volumes , has all...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By leathermang
OK are we talking LEATHER ? While you have...

OK are we talking LEATHER ?
While you have the covers off you need to treat them with some kind of conditioner... the kinds of oils which the Animal's body would have been providing had they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By leathermang
The Torsion bar is a Spring you can't just weld...

The Torsion bar is a Spring
you can't just weld on it without doing proper heat treating afterwards.
A Torsion bar only works in corners.
it will not cause a ' wobbling' driving along in a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By leathermang
Perhaps wood blocks and your car wind up car jack...

Perhaps wood blocks and your car wind up car jack could push in the right direction.. on the block...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By leathermang
Did someone say this was supposed to work ? ...

Did someone say this was supposed to work ?
perhaps molding new rubber to the broken side metal parts is the answer....
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