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Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,949
Posted By LJetronic
Thanks everybody. Looks like it'll be going back...

Thanks everybody. Looks like it'll be going back together as is. I'll let you know what the oil pressure is like after the swap. Also, is there another relief valve other than what's a part of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By LJetronic
My sdl behaves similarly. I have tinkered with a...

My sdl behaves similarly. I have tinkered with a couple of 603's now and I have found that they all do this to some degree. The idle speed is controlled by the EDS computer. Apparently, as our...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,949
Posted By LJetronic
Identify This!!

OK, so its been a while since i've updated this posting but I finally got around to removing the oil pan with the plan to change the oil pump with a known good used one to see if this helps with the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,949
Posted By LJetronic
thanks for the great replies. I have another 603...

thanks for the great replies. I have another 603 engine laying around and was just planning to swap the oil pump and see if that makes a difference. I never considered the oil squirter trouble. Are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,949
Posted By LJetronic
603 low oil pressure?

I've got an 86 sdl with nearly 300k miles on the original engine. The car runs quite well and has very minimal blowby, consuming one quart every 2-3k miles. The issue i am having is with the oil...
Forum: Tech Help 02-24-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By LJetronic
WELL!! That certainly clears things up. Thanks so...

WELL!! That certainly clears things up. Thanks so much for that, i was really chasing my tail. I suppose i'll build the little LED tester and see whats going on. Thanks again for un-confusing me!
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By LJetronic
update. i was out tinkering and found the...

update. i was out tinkering and found the computer is getting voltage and the overload protection relay is functional. With the computer unplugged, the car will start, but the idle is high and fixed,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By LJetronic
possibly the throttle position sensor? i had a...

possibly the throttle position sensor? i had a similar problem with my 190e. Look slightly behind the ignition distributor and along the drivers side cylinder head for a 3 pronged plug. Unplug the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By LJetronic
1991 190e 2.3 0% duty cycle

Hey guys, i really need some info here! I recently purchased a 91 190e, and am not too familiar with the engine management system. The car idled high when purchased, and after some diagnostics, found...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By LJetronic
OK, so with the car at operating temperature, the...

OK, so with the car at operating temperature, the 1-2 occurred at about 8mph, 2-3 at about 18 mph, and 3-4 was often stacked with 2-3, occurring immediately afterwards, so approximately 20 mph. This...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,222
Posted By LJetronic
I would say just eyeball the timing by turing the...

I would say just eyeball the timing by turing the engine in one direction only with a wrench and lining up the mark on the crank with the TDC mark, take the valve cover off and see if the cam mark is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By LJetronic
86 sdl erratic shifting

My sdl with >300k miles and unknown history with the tranny was shifting rough when purchased about a year ago. It wasn't bad, so i left well enough alone until i came upon a spare injection pump...
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By LJetronic
yeah, i think the valet key is the round one...

yeah, i think the valet key is the round one without the dot, and the square one with the dot is the master. Also, i think you're right... only an 80's thing. I guess the guy at the dealer was right,...
Forum: Tech Help 08-14-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By LJetronic
126 master key question

I recently changed the ignition tumbler in my 86 sdl because it was getting kinda catchy. The tumbler came with a correctly keyed master key minus the little red lug to indicate that it operates the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By LJetronic
Suspension clunk 86 sdl

My 86 sdl with 300xxx miles makes a pronounced clunk when the suspension "tops" out. That is, when i go over a sharp bump and the suspension extends fully, i hear a clunking sound. The upper and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By LJetronic
well, the odometer stopped working, but i would...

well, the odometer stopped working, but i would say that i am an avarage driver. so perhaps 1 quart for 1000-1300 miles, and there is quite a bit of highway driving at 75-80 in there. The engine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By LJetronic
thanks for the reassurance! the motor seems to...

thanks for the reassurance! the motor seems to run really well, consumes very little oil, makes great power, and has no blowby with only the mild lifter noise. Ill change the oil this weekend to a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By LJetronic
wix, and i even changed both of the little...

wix, and i even changed both of the little o-rings on the shaft in the filter housing.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By LJetronic
300sdl oil pressure problem!!

Guys, i really need help here. I have searched for hours on the forum looking for clues to help with my 86 300sdl. The motor has low oil pressure. I bought the car last summer and have since changed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,372
Posted By LJetronic
My 86 sdl exibits the same phenomenon. I've...

My 86 sdl exibits the same phenomenon. I've always just thought it was an exhaust issue. I had an old 280zx (2.8 inline 6 gasser) with a bad exhaust system and it had a very similar sound. I think it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-29-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,758
Posted By LJetronic
That SDL is gorgeous!! My 86 sdl with a broken...

That SDL is gorgeous!! My 86 sdl with a broken odo at 257xxx only wishes it looked as good! Also, looks like that bug is Savanna Beige?? or perhaps lotus white? hard to tell from the picture, pretty...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By LJetronic
read the post a few up about "a safe way to...

read the post a few up about "a safe way to increase idle speed", it looks pretty grim for us!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By LJetronic
I am having a similar problem with my 86 300sdl....

I am having a similar problem with my 86 300sdl. The odo stopped at 257***, and i bought the car from an auction, so i really dont know much about its history. It seems well maintainted, but one...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By LJetronic
sdl radiator compatiblity

My 86 300sdl is running a bit hot for my liking. It hovers around 100 degrees most of the time, without much fluctuation. I am looking at various radiators and pondering whether or not a radiator...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By LJetronic
So, my sdl also occasionally has this condition...

So, my sdl also occasionally has this condition that you mention with regard to the idle of about 1000 and slowly creeping down to normal. This seems to happen randomly while driving, with no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By LJetronic
300sdl idle/eds question

Hey guys,
I've got an 86 300sdl with >250k miles. The car was well maintained and runs well with good power and no blowby. The trouble is with the idle, or eds... At any engine temperature if I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By LJetronic
86 300sdl rattle

Hey,
I recently purchased from an auto auction an 86 300sdl with high miles >258000 (odo stopped). the car is very well maintained and in good shape. the 603 engine runs well with good power and...
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