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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By gastropodus
Super helpful suggestions, thanks guys!

Super helpful suggestions, thanks guys!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By gastropodus
No chance to pull the oil pan yet, but I've had...

No chance to pull the oil pan yet, but I've had an ominous thought: I wonder if that bell noise is a valve hitting a piston because without the guides properly keeping tension on the chain the cam...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By gastropodus
I prefer Startron on an on-going basis

For what it is worth, when I talked to a guy at West Marine years ago (where they sell Biobor, note spelling difference, hope we're talking about the same product), he said that although they sell it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By gastropodus
Bell-like noise at cold idle; timing chain guide broken?

I recently noticed that my 1979 240D has developed an erratic noise at cold idle when first started up. Every few seconds there will be a ringing noise in among the idle clatter, like someone...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gastropodus
Hi Stevo, I had a couple quick questions...

Hi Stevo,


I had a couple quick questions about this post from waaaay back in 2011...


Do you happen to remember which stop leak product you used? Did the leak return in the 8 years since...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By gastropodus
My W123 solenoid gave me fits with the same...

My W123 solenoid gave me fits with the same problem: failure to pull in and make contact. And this was after I had the whole starter "rebuilt" by a shop in town; they apparently used some crap...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,416
Posted By gastropodus
Does the fuel door still lock when you lock the...

Does the fuel door still lock when you lock the car? Any sketchy neighbors driving diesel Ram pickups?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 12,865
Posted By gastropodus
Another thought, as far as the low compression on...

Another thought, as far as the low compression on cylinder 1: is that still true at this point? Because if it is, you may have fallen into the situation where neglected maintenance by a previous...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,051
Posted By gastropodus
I plan to keep my 240D indefinitely. It's simple...

I plan to keep my 240D indefinitely. It's simple enough that I can do most repairs myself (though I really need to ensure that I have a true garage in my next life phase to be able to do that work...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By gastropodus
End of the tale: it appears to have been an...

End of the tale: it appears to have been an extremely simple problem, namely the linkage for the reverse rod was never adjusted after they put in the replacement transmission. With the rod...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By gastropodus
Talked with the shop a bit today: the tech said...

Talked with the shop a bit today: the tech said that he felt that perhaps the shift arms on the transmission had been taken off and put on incorrectly, meaning that the reverse shift lever might be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By gastropodus
Are the arrows on the diagram indicating where...

Are the arrows on the diagram indicating where the alignment pin goes, then?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By gastropodus
Moon, thank you so much. Awesome info! I'll be...

Moon, thank you so much. Awesome info! I'll be sure to block the wheels on the other side securely before getting under there, and put the parking brake on hard.

Kurt
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By gastropodus
URGENT: manual transmission stuck in reverse!

So, diligent readers of the forum will recall that I stripped out the transmission shaft and output drive yoke on my '79 240D last month. The expensive end to that story was I bought a used 4-speed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Yes, my initial feeling on the shaft splines was...

Yes, my initial feeling on the shaft splines was that they are toast. Maxbumpoís comment got me thinking, though: what if I were to install a hardened dowel pin through the shaft and yoke,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-11-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Update: nut and yoke removed

OK, so with Sixto's tool I was able to remove the annular nut holding the yoke on. As I expected, the softer yoke is completely stripped - see photo. The transmission shaft doesn't look too good...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Thanks, optimusprime. Sixto has generously...

Thanks, optimusprime. Sixto has generously agreed to send me his tool, so once that arrives I'll have a go at getting the fastener off. In the meantime, I need to grind off the staked portion of...
Forum: Tool Rental Program 11-26-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,601
Posted By gastropodus
WTR: old-style four ear socket to remove transmission output yoke

On the output shaft of older ('70's era) transmission (apparently both manual and automatic) there is a round threaded fastener that has four slots spaced around the periphery. There exists, or some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Dang, I think I have the annulus style.

Dang, I think I have the annulus style.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Should it have been visible in the photograph I...

Should it have been visible in the photograph I took, on the rearward side of the yoke? Because all I removed was the flex disc, nothing else, and thatís how it looked. Itís a Ď79 car; perhaps later...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
I managed to extract a snippet of audio from the...

I managed to extract a snippet of audio from the movie that would meet the file size restriction. This is the sound it made as I twisted the yoke back and forth.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
OK, so the weather was dry tonight, and I was...

OK, so the weather was dry tonight, and I was able to get under the car and undo the flex disc from the driveshaft. I loosened the 46mm nut on the driveshaft back by the center bearing, and that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Hi Frank, thanks for responding. How hard would...

Hi Frank, thanks for responding. How hard would it be, do you think, to undo the cross member and the flex plate to try and drop the drive shaft and get a look at that yoke? Do-able without pulling...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
It's a manual transmission. I'll get under there...

It's a manual transmission. I'll get under there again and look closely at the back side of the flex disc, may take some pictures.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By gastropodus
Unhappy Something is seriously wrong with 240D: clutch or manual transmission?

So, coming home last night after an hour and half of freeway driving (at 55mph, this is a 240D after all), I was pulling out from the freeway off-ramp in first gear. I got up to about 5mph and was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By gastropodus
Diagnosed: driver door not latching (it wasn't the striker!)

So, for at least a year I've been messing around with my driver door, trying to get it to consistently latch after I get in the car. In cold weather I would find myself slamming the door repeatedly...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By gastropodus
Bosch for the win!

Bosch is absolutely the way to go if you're going to replace the solenoid. I had a cheap chinese crap solenoid give me fits for weeks in my 240D. It'll cost you (I think mine was $55, had to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By gastropodus
Super, Alec! I can at least get the dealer to...

Super, Alec! I can at least get the dealer to look it up, and see if it is still available. Thanks loads for the information.

Kurt
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By gastropodus
Hi whunter, Thank you for looking up that...

Hi whunter,

Thank you for looking up that part for me... however, it turns out that it isn't the one that fits my weird engine. I went and dug out a photo from when I was preparing to pull my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,964
Posted By gastropodus
Has the engine ever been rebuilt? The reason...

Has the engine ever been rebuilt? The reason that I ask is that there are steps that should have been taken to balance the engine and drive train at the time of rebuild, but perhaps were omitted or...
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