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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 639
Posted By rocky raccoon
Point taken Shern. I rode the same...

Point taken Shern.

I rode the same shovelhead Harley for 24 years and used to laugh at the guys who spent a bundle on performance parts when after all that effort and cost any mid-size Japanese...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 639
Posted By rocky raccoon
I would not be interested in such a mod since all...

I would not be interested in such a mod since all you would accomplish for the cost and effort would be to make an almost dangerously slow car just slow.

I think however, it is very definitely...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By rocky raccoon
If he wasn't killed by an assault rifle, I guess...

If he wasn't killed by an assault rifle, I guess it isn't newsworthy.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By rocky raccoon
Screw: Looking at my records, I installed...

Screw:
Looking at my records, I installed Bosio nozzles in my 1983 300CD on 14 August 2014 and so far have 50532 miles on them. They are well worth the money and trouble to find. The immediate...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 639
Posted By rocky raccoon
They are quite inexpensive pre-made. You will...

They are quite inexpensive pre-made. You will not save very much doing it yourself and You may find it difficult to make a leak-free connection using home equipment.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By rocky raccoon
paw: You are fortunate but I find that even were...

paw: You are fortunate but I find that even were I willing to do so, the dealerships don't want to work on old junk like my W123. They don't have mechs with the skills/experience nor the parts on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By rocky raccoon
I have two MBs. My daily drive is a 1983 300CD,...

I have two MBs. My daily drive is a 1983 300CD, my wife's is a 2008 E320 (BluTec). The difference between those two Diesels is astounding and so is the difference in the price of parts.

My...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By rocky raccoon
Simpler = Better. Congratulations!

Simpler = Better. Congratulations!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By rocky raccoon
Worked for me. I don't think the gauges care...

Worked for me. I don't think the gauges care where they get the ground from so long as they get one. If your problem has it's source in an existing faulty ground connection, the new wire will fix...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By rocky raccoon
Many of us that have experienced a grounding...

Many of us that have experienced a grounding failure repair it by simply running a wire from the back of the cluster to the ground point behind the dash. Look for the cluster of brown wires.

In...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By rocky raccoon
The kit you have referenced is for W124 cars. ...

The kit you have referenced is for W124 cars. The kit for W123 cars is similar. In that kit the diaphragm is the weak part. It seemingly ruptures easily. Last time, I replaced it with a Genuine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By rocky raccoon
I have used it several times. It works well but...

I have used it several times. It works well but is not durable. Requires replacement every year or two.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By rocky raccoon
The primary function of the EGR system is to gunk...

The primary function of the EGR system is to gunk up your intake manifold. The secondary function is to complicate access to the exhaust side of the engine. A minor tertiary function is to be an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By rocky raccoon
OPINION I do not like to use any form of...

OPINION
I do not like to use any form of sealant on gaskets. It is often difficult to remove cleanly at the next gasket change. Assembly grease always removes with a wipe.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By rocky raccoon
If you must, use fishing monofilament. Before...

If you must, use fishing monofilament. Before you do though, try a coat of grease to keep this gasket in place while assembling.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By rocky raccoon
Yes. All 4 on my 1983 300CD. Sachs is OE in...

Yes. All 4 on my 1983 300CD. Sachs is OE in Germany.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By rocky raccoon
Checked ebay using the BMW part number. Looks...

Checked ebay using the BMW part number. Looks identical and the listing is for both BMW and Mercedes. Ebay also displays several "heater control valve repair kits" that appear to have replacement...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By rocky raccoon
Sorry. Not used to shiny cars I guess.

Sorry. Not used to shiny cars I guess.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By rocky raccoon
Looks excellent but .... I would take the...

Looks excellent but ....

I would take the chrome trim above the wheel wells off and look under it. The tin worm loves to hibernate under there. It is best left off but if you really like it and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By rocky raccoon
I managed to find an OE insert last year, I think...

I managed to find an OE insert last year, I think on this site. It is a major difference BUT ..... One can buy about 6 of the MTC brand for the price.

To answer your question, buy a number of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By rocky raccoon
Chris, I think he is talking about the hoses that...

Chris, I think he is talking about the hoses that have banjo fittings on them. Some confuse the filters and think the spin-on is the primary.

If so, I have replaced both of those hoses on my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,737
Posted By rocky raccoon
I replaced my radiator some years ago with one...

I replaced my radiator some years ago with one made by a Danish company named "Nissens". Readily available drop in and it seems better quality than the OE.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By rocky raccoon
I installed one in my glove box using the glove...

I installed one in my glove box using the glove box light wiring. Your cig lighter is probably just a fuse. Your fuse box is underhood at driver side firewall.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By rocky raccoon
O.K. I am corrected.

O.K. I am corrected.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By rocky raccoon
Dan; the 2007 and 2008 Benz BlueTec V6 Diesels...

Dan; the 2007 and 2008 Benz BlueTec V6 Diesels use neither DEF or nor a NoX trap. They were transition engines. DEF was introduced to the sedans in 2009. I think only California Diesels in those...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-15-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By rocky raccoon
I too have a 2008 Bluetec. We are fortunate in...

I too have a 2008 Bluetec. We are fortunate in not having the DEF to deal with. It does absolutely nothing for the engine and is only there to make it's breath sweeter.

Do not stress over...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-13-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 679
Posted By rocky raccoon
Sorry Pal. Keep your head up.

Sorry Pal. Keep your head up.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By rocky raccoon
Virginia, for one, has just started requiring...

Virginia, for one, has just started requiring on-line sellers to collect VA state sales tax. I guess they no longer trust us to report such sales ourselves. I wonder why.
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By rocky raccoon
No. Clip the metal shell of the instrument panel...

No. Clip the metal shell of the instrument panel to ground.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-07-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By rocky raccoon
All MB I am aware of have the ignition resistor...

All MB I am aware of have the ignition resistor built into the cable end that attaches to the spark plug. If you remake the cables using resistor wire, you are increasing the resistance and the...
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