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Forum: SL Forum 01-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By Dusty4
If your car is like our 75, there are also rubber...

If your car is like our 75, there are also rubber lines between the fuel tank and filter, below the fuel tank that get rotten.
Forum: SL Forum 01-13-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Dusty4
Rough warm idle and low end.. 75 450 SL

I'm trying to procede in a logical manner to solve this problem. The engine starts well, but when warm and in drive with the brake on, idle is rough, and stays rough untill about 25 mph, then smooths...
Forum: SL Forum 01-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dusty4
Points, but no condenser?? 75 450 SL

Is the condenser missing or somewhere other than in the distributor?? There is an unhooked green wire and a mounting screw for one... I note that my Performance Auto catalog lists point sets, but no...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 08-14-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Dusty4
Yup, that's it. Chrome is just a "varnish",...

Yup, that's it. Chrome is just a "varnish", really, and it deteriorates, if not very carefully kept up. With some peeling and pitting, the tire doesn't keep a good seal, and a slow lead developes....
Forum: Wheels & Tires 08-08-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Dusty4
Thanks for the help! I'm not so crazy about...

Thanks for the help! I'm not so crazy about chrome wheels myself, but it's my wife's car, and I like to sleep with her.... I'll definatly check out that chrome shop.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 08-08-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Dusty4
Blast old chrome off wheels?

Hi! The wheels on our 75 have been chromed in the past, and it is now peeling and pitting, and has led to one flat tire. Can the chrome be safely media blasted off, or are these wheels done for? I...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Dusty4
As only the right side cat is red hot, is only...

As only the right side cat is red hot, is only the right side bank of cylinders getting too much feul? What could cause this? Guess I need a starting point.... Thanks, Dusty
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Dusty4
Red Hot Cat!!

While trying to figure out why our 75 450 SL was runing awful, I noticed today that the right side catalytic converter was glowing red hot! Now, I'm guessing that this is not the preferred condition....
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2004, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Dusty4
Great idea, but I don't have the ability

Great idea, but I don't have the ability
Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2004, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Dusty4
Name this dohickey!

While working on our recently aquired 75 450 SL, I found a partially disconnected part which I can't identify from the manuals. It is a white plastic cylinder with a square base, electrical...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-20-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By Dusty4
W123 Manuals for sale!

I have the following manuals for sale. All are in AS NEW condition, no damage, grease, etc. Would prefer to sell as a lot.
1. Service Manual, Chassis and Body. This is the original MB two volume...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-29-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Dusty4
Wanted: Manuals for 75 450SL

Need MB manuals (not Chiltons or Haynes) for 1975 450 SL. Will buy or trade 123 manuals. Thanks, Dusty
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Dusty4
Embarking on overhaul

In two weeks, I will pull the engine on our 82 240, and begin an engine rebuild. Although I do have all the proper manuals, any pointers, warnings, or tool reccomendations will be appreciated....
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2000, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dusty4
Thanks, PEH. I have used a small propane torch,...

Thanks, PEH. I have used a small propane torch, but have concerns about damaging the front seal with too much heat. The bolts feel like they have loc-tite on them, some can actually be moved back and...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2000, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dusty4
It appears I must remove the balancer from our 82...

It appears I must remove the balancer from our 82 240D to extract broken crank pulley bolts. My Haynes manual says to use the center (large) bolt to press it back in original position. I read here,...
Forum: Tech Help 09-16-2000, 04:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By Dusty4
All six (oh, yes, six) bolts holding the belt...

All six (oh, yes, six) bolts holding the belt pully to the dampener (82 240D) sheared off. This negates the use of a regular damper puller, without removing at least some of the sheared bolts first....
Forum: SL Forum 06-23-2000, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dusty4
I used contact cement to replace wood dash trim....

I used contact cement to replace wood dash trim. All the wood on the consol and ash tray appeared to be ruined-- all cracked-- but the cracking was in the thick epoxy fininsh. I removed the old...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2000, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By Dusty4
I have heard that cylinder sleeves are available...

I have heard that cylinder sleeves are available for MB diesels. We used these in our heavy equipment when rebuilding engines, so the original pistons could be reused. Comments or info? Thanks, Dusty...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2000, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Dusty4
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. Someone...

Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. Someone as obviously indispensalble as Lee should be going for the mother of all raises. :)

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82 240D
Forum: Tech Help 06-13-2000, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Dusty4
I put in a request for a part on this site, and...

I put in a request for a part on this site, and didn't get answered. That makes me nervous to actually order something. Has anyone bot anything here? How was the service? Thanks, Dusty
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Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2000, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Dusty4
Thanks--you saved me a lot of work for nothing....

Thanks--you saved me a lot of work for nothing. Dusty

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82 240D
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2000, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Dusty4
Looking at my Haynes repair manual, I see a...

Looking at my Haynes repair manual, I see a schematic of a diesel PCV. From the oil seperator, is a tube leading down to the crankcase with a check valve on the bottom. If the return tube, or the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2000, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Dusty4
I find no oil puddle under the car, and haven't...

I find no oil puddle under the car, and haven't caught it smoking, so at this point I don't know where the oil is going. At that level of consumption, you would think I could get a good smoke screen...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2000, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Dusty4
No history at all, Larry. Can say engine has...

No history at all, Larry. Can say engine has surprising zip, but someone following me noted some blue smoke from exhaust when going down steep hills. I have a hard time imagining this engine being so...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2000, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Dusty4
Time to show my ignorance re diesels- took the...

Time to show my ignorance re diesels- took the project car out for a burn, 150 miles, 1qt oil. To do a compression test, do I use injector holes? Does pump need to be removed? Time to see a pro? This...
Forum: Tech Help 06-04-2000, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty4
The A/C on our aquired 82 240D project car...

The A/C on our aquired 82 240D project car dosen't work (of course), and I'm wondering where to start. Have no intentions of touching pressure systems myself. Vacuum system has suffered at the hands...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2000, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By Dusty4
It sounds like a lot of the confusion re oils...

It sounds like a lot of the confusion re oils stems from the API changing designations over the years. As a diciple of the Drive It Till You Die cult, I give thanks, and will pay homage to all who...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2000, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By Dusty4
Thanks for all the help, guys. Maybe the oil...

Thanks for all the help, guys. Maybe the oil companies could simplify things by putting "put this stuff in your diesel, too" on the label. Sure would help me out.
Dusty

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82 240D
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2000, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By Dusty4
I read the earier posts re this oil in diesels--...

I read the earier posts re this oil in diesels-- all I can find here says for gas engines-- do they make this for the d's or are you using the gasser stuff?


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82 240D
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2000, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By Dusty4
Just in case this helps someone-- when turning...

Just in case this helps someone-- when turning on the left turn signal, all kinds of entertainings started happening-- nearly all rear lights started blinking at different times. Very confusing to...
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