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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ted2222
What a bunch of youngsters! I am 74 and began...

What a bunch of youngsters! I am 74 and began working on cars as a mechanic's helper in a professional garage when I was 14. I have owned a lot of cars in my lifetime and very few have spent much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2003, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ted2222
Can't help noticing how frequently the fan clutch...

Can't help noticing how frequently the fan clutch is mentioned in response to overheating problems. While this is certainly an important component in the cooling system, I would think that proper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ted2222
It isn't necessary to jump the low pressure cut...

It isn't necessary to jump the low pressure cut off switch in order to charge the system. As a matter of fact, it isn't even advisable.

There should be enough pressure generated by the initial...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ted2222
82-300td, I sent you a private message. That...

82-300td,

I sent you a private message. That is being posted here because, if you are like me, you would not find it otherwise.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Ted2222
Thanks for the input guys. As you might...

Thanks for the input guys.

As you might imagine, the first place I looked (after checking the trunk) was the rear suspension. Everything seems to be intact and securely fastened. And too, what...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ted2222
The fact that your clutch won't engage may be a...

The fact that your clutch won't engage may be a lucky break. If you will go to A/C Information Forum (http://www.ackits.com/forum/index.cfm) and do a search on "Death Kits", you will find that the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Ted2222
According to a number of posts on one of the...

According to a number of posts on one of the automotive air conditioning forums, the W123's do not take to conversion to R134a very well.

Some of the knowledgeable air conditioning technicians...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2003, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Ted2222
Question Peculiar Noise in Rear

Got a new problem that doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
I will relate two conditions, just in case they might be related.

1. About two months ago, my fuel gauge ceased to function. It registers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Ted2222
Hey, I would like to learn of your experiences...

Hey, I would like to learn of your experiences with items supplied by Performance Product. So far, I have been satisfied with everything I bought from them, but would like to know if there are items...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2003, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Ted2222
You can try: ...

You can try:

www.************************

They show all the grille parts in their catalog.

Hope this helps.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2003, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ted2222
My 240D leaves a soot mark only if l lead-foot...

My 240D leaves a soot mark only if l lead-foot it for initial take off (if you can call it that). If I give the engine just enough revs to set the car in motion, I don't get a mark. I would rather...
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2002, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Ted2222
You don't seem to be getting a lot of response...

You don't seem to be getting a lot of response here, so I will try.

Not familiar with your specific car, but my 1979 240D hood can be opened by using a very long screwdriver. You have to insert...
Forum: Tech Help 08-13-2002, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ted2222
Don, I do not mean this as a put-down, but...

Don,

I do not mean this as a put-down, but judging from the questions you have asked, you are about to flirt with a possible disaster.

Without gauges and some knowledge of a refrigeration...
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2002, 06:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,533
Posted By Ted2222
Congratulations Mark, It is good to know...

Congratulations Mark,

It is good to know that you have found the solution to that horrible problem. Evidently you didn't waste your money on the tires, however, because it doesn't seem likely...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2002, 01:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,533
Posted By Ted2222
767Flyer, If you want to find out if the...

767Flyer,

If you want to find out if the caliper is causing the pads to drag, just jack the car up to get the wheel off the ground and try turning it. You can easily feel and perhaps hear a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2002, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Ted2222
Only one more, maybe. If you can see the carbon...

Only one more, maybe. If you can see the carbon surrounding the center section of the plug, you might try digging into it with an awl or a small screwdriver. If you can get some of it removed this...
Forum: Tech Help 07-07-2002, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Ted2222
Post So far, I haven't been confronted with this...

So far, I haven't been confronted with this problem, but from your description, it would be my guess that the units are being held in place by burned carbon.

If it were mine, I would try something...
Forum: Tech Help 06-19-2002, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Ted2222
Exclamation tjohn------ALERT!!!!!! Do you have a set of...

tjohn------ALERT!!!!!!

Do you have a set of a/c gauges? Do you know if there is any residual pressure in the system?

If you are not certain, DO NOT loosen those bolts holding the lines to...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2002, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,971
Posted By Ted2222
We have been able to buy Techron additive by the...

We have been able to buy Techron additive by the bottle at our local Wal-Mart store. Obviously, I don't know if that is possible throughout the Wal-Mart chain, but you may want to take a look.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2002, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Ted2222
I would suggest you go to: ...

I would suggest you go to:

http://www.ackits.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

and post your question. Chances are you will get a reply from a professional automobile a/c service technician that will...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2002, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By Ted2222
Can't speak to the interchangeability question ,...

Can't speak to the interchangeability question , but I did replace the cushions in the seat of my 1979 240D, which entailed removal of the covers.

It was not really very difficult; I would say the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2002, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Ted2222
Lightbulb You may also want to do some reading on this site...

You may also want to do some reading on this site and perhaps submit a question or two:

http://www.ackits.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

This is a bulletin board dedicated to the assistance of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2001, 02:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,450
Posted By Ted2222
Perhaps as the owner of a 1979 240D with almost...

Perhaps as the owner of a 1979 240D with almost 163,000 miles and a 1992 Lexus 400 with almost 63,000 miles, I can add something to this thread.

First, the 240D still runs, drives and rides about...
Forum: Tech Help 10-11-2001, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Ted2222
Had a similar experience with my car. Turned out...

Had a similar experience with my car. Turned out to be starter solenoid. You need to determine if the small terminal on the solenoid it getting voltage when the ignition switch is turned to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2001, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Ted2222
Tom, Your point about having the hoses...

Tom,

Your point about having the hoses rebuilt is well taken. I am about to have my air conditioning hoses rebuilt, but the possiblility of doing that on the other hoses had escaped me. Good idea....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2001, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Ted2222
Matt, If your oil cooler lines have never...

Matt,

If your oil cooler lines have never been replaced, you may want to consider doing that once you get them loose. A MB factory rep once told me to replace mine about every 75,000 miles...
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2001, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By Ted2222
There is an automotive air conditioning bulletin...

There is an automotive air conditioning bulletin board that is comparable to this site on MB automobiles. The amateurs and DIYers ask the questions and there are professional techs who provide the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2001, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Ted2222
Had to cope with the blower switch problem...

Had to cope with the blower switch problem earlier this year. I don't know if your car is exactly like mine, but you may want to check. Mine has a cable that goes from the switch to the vent behind...
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2001, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Ted2222
According to the MB Shop Manual, the 123 Series...

According to the MB Shop Manual, the 123 Series started in 1977.
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2001, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Ted2222
To JRBrown

From what I have been able to learn, you probably shouldn't waste any time or lose any sleep over how long your differential is going to last. It seems, that for the most part, if they are properly...
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