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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,848
Posted By MonsieurBon
The battery is at least 4-5 years old. I remember...

The battery is at least 4-5 years old. I remember replacing it around that time.

I believe my alternator was replaced within the past 18-24 months.

Battery voltage is 12.48 when the car is off,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,848
Posted By MonsieurBon
Battery drain issues '84 300D - what is quiescent current drain?

Hi all,

My car was getting hard to start as soon as it started raining a lot here in Portland, OR. Then during the heaviest rains, it wouldn't start at all. All the dash lights would fade and the...
Forum: Pacific NorthWest -US (WA/ID/OR/UT/HI/AK) 08-12-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,075
Posted By MonsieurBon
Subaru equivalent of MBI Motors in Portland?

Folks,

I just added a 1999 Subaru Outback and I need a Subie mechanic that is equivalent to the quality, trustworthiness, and speed of MBI Motors for Mercedes, in Portland OR.

I'm going on a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By MonsieurBon
Starter whirring and disengaging on '84 300D

Folks,

In the past few days, my '84 300D has been having problems starting. I try to start it, it gives about 3 revolutions and then the engine dies as the starter whirrrrs until I release the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By MonsieurBon
Hahahahah... Yeah... Once I finish rewiring the...

Hahahahah... Yeah... Once I finish rewiring the starter with a relay and a flip-cover-rocket-launching switch and get it unstuck from 4th gear, should be good as new! The PO thought the starter was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By MonsieurBon
Just to clarify, I'm looking more for an opinion...

Just to clarify, I'm looking more for an opinion on whether snow tires and current car would work fine in snow if they worked fine with chains, or whether getting a mountain car makes more sense. I'd...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By MonsieurBon
No salt in Oregon, but I did notice a very minute...

No salt in Oregon, but I did notice a very minute around of red tint in some of my rock chips, which could just be from individuals using salt or just minerals in the gravel they use.

I'll check...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By MonsieurBon
Not another winter car thread!

Hi team,

I'm debating purchasing a winter-snow-happy-time-adventure car. I use my '84 300D for just about everything now. I live in the Pacific NW, and I don't have to deal with snow in my daily...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
OK, so I lubed all of the joints in the linkage....

OK, so I lubed all of the joints in the linkage. The rod that goes down to the IP linkage was unscrewed a good bit, and the ball joint was reaching the last few turns of the rod. I tightened that and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
Ahhh... It's been happening again, but this time...

Ahhh... It's been happening again, but this time I've detected a bit of a "thump" after it starts happening and I tap the accelerator. The sound comes from where all the pedal and linkage stuff is.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-06-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By MonsieurBon
I sent you an e-mail. I want it!

I sent you an e-mail. I want it!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
Can I use lithium grease? The weird thing is that...

Can I use lithium grease? The weird thing is that it happens starting at an idle. It's not behaving like it's sticking open. But I shall certainly check all of those joints.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
It has not happened when cold. Only after about a...

It has not happened when cold. Only after about a 15-mile highway drive.

Tach is dead, but the first time it happened it was so loud, it was definitely higher than I've ever revved it before.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
OK, so I disconnected the cruise control linkage....

OK, so I disconnected the cruise control linkage. I also checked oil level, which was exactly between the two markings on the stick, and did not appear to be contaminated.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
Yeah... I thought it was next to impossible for...

Yeah... I thought it was next to impossible for it to engage under 30MPH or so?

Cruise control usually works normally for me at highway speeds, except for those thrilling times when it decides...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By MonsieurBon
Hints of a runaway, revving on its own

Guys/gals,

I have an '85 300D running on vegetable oil. It's been running just fine for almost 2 1/2 years now on the veg.

Yesterday, after I got off the highway on the way home, I was at a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-13-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By MonsieurBon
Thanks for all the replies, folks. People...

Thanks for all the replies, folks.

People I've talked to in Madison say that the city doesn't use salt, since it would all go into the lakes there.

It's certainly not in "pristine" condition,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By MonsieurBon
Will my rust-free 300D survive the Midwest?

Hi Folks-

I am planning a possible move from Portland, OR to Madison, WI. My '84 300D is in great condition, without a spot of rust.

Will it survive the salty roads, gravel, and snow of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By MonsieurBon
I think the hose goes either to the water pump or...

I think the hose goes either to the water pump or the thermostat. Whatever it is, it seems to be above the front driving and suspensions components and below the intake, somewhere near the centerline...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By MonsieurBon
One other thing. I don't have AAA or BWC, so...

One other thing. I don't have AAA or BWC, so should I call MBZ's roadside assistance first or just call a local tow company directly?

Thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By MonsieurBon
Re: why I can't just top it off and drive it in. ...

Re: why I can't just top it off and drive it in.

Yeah, I should have done that. But I didn't plan well and instead of just topping it up, patching the hose and driving it there, I sliced the hose...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By MonsieurBon
Towing 300D with tow strap?

Hi folks-

I searched on this and found only one post where a guy destroyed his tranny by pulling a car with a tow strap.

So one of my coolant hoses coming out of my external block heater...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By MonsieurBon
Looks like someone plugged your EGR and...

Looks like someone plugged your EGR and disconnected and removed the box that attached to it. My car had the same thing done to it and it seems to run fine.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By MonsieurBon
Ohhhh... That would explain a lot. I use a...

Ohhhh... That would explain a lot.

I use a commercial biodiesel cardlock pump. It used to fill my tank completely, but then they replaced the nozzle with a brand new one. Now it shuts off with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By MonsieurBon
It definitely seems kinda funky. It's been on...

It definitely seems kinda funky. It's been on craigslist for more than a day, which means there's something up with it if it's a diesel. People have been selling diesel MBZs in poor condition and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By MonsieurBon
'85 350SD Euro for sale. Any Good

http://portland.craigslist.org/car/163989297.html

Were those rod-benders as well?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By MonsieurBon
Also known as the faded hood paint mod. ;)

Also known as the faded hood paint mod. ;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By MonsieurBon
I just replaced the front seal on my ZF p/s pump....

I just replaced the front seal on my ZF p/s pump. Remember to remove the key from the keyway! We were working too fast (friend's wife and kids hanging around) that my buddy started tapping the shaft...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By MonsieurBon
I had the same problem. Replacing the lower ball...

I had the same problem. Replacing the lower ball joint fixed it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,044
Posted By MonsieurBon
I followed one of the DIY "brighten your dash"...

I followed one of the DIY "brighten your dash" guides since people were always asking whether or not my lights were on since the dash was so dark.

I removed the lower dash panel. I popped the...
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