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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Well, I guess I need an IP. I tried running off...

Well, I guess I need an IP. I tried running off diesel, and once the diesel hit, she died and wouldn't crank again. I've got the batter on a charger and have pumped and pumped trying to get my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
I ran her today with the fuel heaters off and she...

I ran her today with the fuel heaters off and she ran like a champ. Took it for a spin around the block and back, got the engine good and warmed up, and all was well. This is with what was in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
How do you change the title of the thread; this...

How do you change the title of the thread; this one is currently misleading. Should I start a new thread?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
The EGR has been plugged since about day two of...

The EGR has been plugged since about day two of my ownership. I'll unplug the AC clutch thing - AC doesn't currently work anyway. I'll also disable my fuel heaters to eliminate them as culprits.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Starts, Runs till warm, then dies

OK, pulled the vac line off the shutoff valve, adjusted the idle up a bit (just in case a low idle was affecting things), set up a jug with good fuel, and she started and ran great and held an idle...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
It's been approximately 30k since I last adjusted...

It's been approximately 30k since I last adjusted the valves.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Thank you very much for the suggestions. I'll run...

Thank you very much for the suggestions. I'll run it out of a bottle with the shutoff vac disconnected and see what I get.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll run it out of a...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll run it out of a bottle again with some more cleaner, see what that does - and this time I'll disconnect the vac line to the shutoff valve. The filters are two days...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Update. I finally had some opportunities to work...

Update. I finally had some opportunities to work on the car.

I was amazed to find that, after charging the battery, she started up with a few cranks. She even held an idle for a short while ......
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Ok ....

I can definately adjust the valves and check the compression and will report back once that's done. In the meantime ....CRSMP5, how much would you need for the boneyard IP?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
You're probably right

Before I go through pulling the IP and repairing/replacing it, I'd like to exhaust all other options. Should I adjust the valves before going any further?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
Haven't done a diesel purge. Primary and...

Haven't done a diesel purge. Primary and secondary filters are new, tank screen is removed. Fuel is flowing to injectors. Cracking the lines while turning over engine shows fuel weep. While in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lew
300SD Not Starting, Need Expert Help

Hello, all. I've finally trailered my Benz back home and am ready to begin getting her back on the road. For an overview of the issue, please read...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Thanks for the help and the links! After I get...

Thanks for the help and the links! After I get the car back home and get into it, I'm gonna need a lot more advice. Encouragement, if nothing else!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-06-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
BUMP - Can anyone help me out?

BUMP - Can anyone help me out?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Plans, need help

OK. At this point I'm planning to bring the car home and work on it myself. The best price I've seen for IPs seems to be on ebay - Buy it now with shipping around $250. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Despair is lifting

Thanks for the linkage info. I'll look it up.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, too. I AM physically able and mechanically inclined. Depending on my results from the linkage search, y'all might...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
It's getting fuel but not putting out/holding...

It's getting fuel but not putting out/holding enough pressure to pop the injectors. That's how I understand what he's telling me, anyway. Is that possible?

I'm frustrated and depressed. I miss my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Bad News

The consensus is that my IP is tired. It is working, but not building enough pressure to pop the injectors to start. In speaking with Matt at Old World Auto and another local Mercedes guy (who won't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Still in shop

UPDATE: Mechanic said it's not the pump. He found injectors locked up. But after new injector nozzles (pop tested right), new delivery valves, new glow plugs, new fuel (straight diesel), new filters,...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-17-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,731
Posted By Lew
This reminds me of my grandfather's mule. He...

This reminds me of my grandfather's mule. He bought it, plowed with it and worked it for a year, then sold it for what he paid for it. My Dad thought that was pretty good. My grandfather, however,...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-15-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,731
Posted By Lew
A lot is enough

Even if you were to cut the savings in half, it's still a significant number.
Forum: Alternative Fuels 08-14-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,731
Posted By Lew
Experience

I've logged more than 35k on my benz without issue using a blend of WVO/Diesel/Regular gas. I keep the WVO below 80% and the gas below 5%. I also heat this fuel with injector line heaters (12v...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
I'll try to get pix

I'll ask the mechanic to take pix as he goes and will even offer up a camera to borrow. I would like pix myself to see what 35,000 of vegetable oil blends have done to the innards of the IP.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Lew
Won't Start, IP Trouble?

83 300SD

I've had a lousy idle for a long time. Replacing the rack dampener and upping the idle speed to 800 helped, but it was still lumpy. The past couple of weeks, it was getting harder and...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 02-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Lew
I've got about 20k on a blend. I started blending...

I've got about 20k on a blend. I started blending WVO with regular unleaded, up to 20%, which worked great until I added heat (a 26-plate flat plate heat exchanger and injector line heaters), which...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By Lew
Better than VWs

Have you ever changed the glows on a VW 1.6? The Benz is nothing in comparison!

I must admit, though, that half the time it took to replace the Benz glows was in replacing #5.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lew
Have you checked the crankcase oil level lately? ...

Have you checked the crankcase oil level lately?

Any oil in your coolant?

And yes, there are two short rubber lines from the tank to the metal lines under the car. One is supply, the other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lew
Veggie tank filling up?

Do you know that your return lines - one for diesel and another for veggie - are going to their respective places? Two-tank Benz WVO conversions have to modify or replace the banjo bolt atop the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,651
Posted By Lew
What pressure?

Thinking my A/C wasn't working as well as it could, I bought a can of recharge stuff at Wal-Mart. Hooked it up (83 300SD, converted to r134) and the pressure was in the middle of the "ALERT" yellow...
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