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Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 06-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By RunningTooHot
I know someone up there that would give your car...

I know someone up there that would give your car an appropriate home. Plus I'll negotiate a "right of first refusal" to give the car back to you... just in case you later decide that you should have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,244
Posted By RunningTooHot
Thanks for that link Shertex! Not directly...

Thanks for that link Shertex!

Not directly related to the primary purpose of this thread, but you've gotta love the sentence I highlighted below:

"As a presumed DAS user you have probably...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-14-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 863
Posted By RunningTooHot
Diesel HPR = "The Magic Elixir". If you live...

Diesel HPR = "The Magic Elixir".

If you live anywhere near a Propel station, it is well worth the drive to use that stuff.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By RunningTooHot
2,244mbar? I don't know if this helps or not,...

2,244mbar? I don't know if this helps or not, but that's close to 18 pounds of boost.
One thing is for certain - your turbo is most definitely working well.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By RunningTooHot
That's a good point, and I've hit a couple of...

That's a good point, and I've hit a couple of high spots (on the exposed side of one of the front rotors) with some sandpaper just to see if it's a glazed material buildup. Unfortunately I made...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By RunningTooHot
I didn't bother reading the earlier part of the...

I didn't bother reading the earlier part of the thread, but I will tell you this nonetheless.

I have a lot of experience with using DOT5 fluid. I've used it in many different race cars, where it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By RunningTooHot
Brake part quality recommendations? (Current vs. old data.) Disappointed with OE!

I know this has been beaten to death in the past, but with things being as dynamic as they are regarding parts quality in recent years, Iím looking for your current opinions and info.

Last time I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By RunningTooHot
Thanks for the input - much appreciated! I was...

Thanks for the input - much appreciated! I was not aware of vane type pumps being fitted on (some) 606's. I thought all were diaphragm pumps.

Do you know of an easy way to externally ID a vane...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By RunningTooHot
Looks like a good idea to keep an eye on that...

Looks like a good idea to keep an eye on that other thread. I think Diseasel300 may have found the solution for us.
You just gotta love the collaborative effort & knowledge sharing of a good...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
I think I'm not the only one waiting with baited...

I think I'm not the only one waiting with baited breath to hear of your results. Lucky for you the 603 has such easy access to the DV's versus a 606.

If you are successful again, maybe it's time...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By RunningTooHot
Question: Just confirming - you are saying you...

Question:
Just confirming - you are saying you replaced all the delivery valves - not just the crush washers? If so, were the replacement DV's new ones or used ones?

It sure sounds like it's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By RunningTooHot
Don't do something dumb (like I once did when a...

Don't do something dumb (like I once did when a young kid) and make sure to mark the two halves of the driveshaft for alignment. They are balanced as a unit.

Also, FWIR, the bearing itself should...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By RunningTooHot
A tangental question:

Did all production 606 engines (either .910 or .962) have the early bearing design?

Or, if the revised pumps were installed on later engines, does anyone know when?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Hey Diseasel - you may want to put a caveat...

Hey Diseasel - you may want to put a caveat somewhere in your post. ;)

All kidding aside, thank you for the comprehensive instructions!

(Now I just wished that the DV's were as easily...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Awesome! Thank you for going out of your way to...

Awesome! Thank you for going out of your way to do that; I realize that it wasn't necessary since you've already solved your problem. But that knowledge will definitely be helpful to others in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By RunningTooHot
And you will notice that there is a non-linear...

And you will notice that there is a non-linear response to the accelerator pedal while the turbo is progressively spinning up to a speed where it provides boost. This is what's called "turbo lag"...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Hey Diseasel, could you take a few more shots...

Hey Diseasel, could you take a few more shots from a different angle? Just kidding...

But seriously, that looks fantastic. Great idea on the Cerium. About how long did you spin it up for? Did it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By RunningTooHot
Is this another case of delivery valve sealing...

Is this another case of delivery valve sealing face deterioration?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Agreed that a metal-to-metal valve face takes a...

Agreed that a metal-to-metal valve face takes a lot of abuse. Just as tetraethyl lead in gas helped prevent valve seat wear, the sulfur in diesel fuel acted similarly to lube & cushion parts in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
That would be a very cool experiment to try. It...

That would be a very cool experiment to try. It may be a bit of a challenge to keep the paste from going inside the bore and possibly messing with the clearance between the center pin & bore......
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Thanks! That makes perfect sense. When looking...

Thanks! That makes perfect sense. When looking at a cross-section of a pump, it's more evident that they serve simply as a check valve to maintain residual pressure in the hard lines. With the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By RunningTooHot
True what Stretch said, they are used as an OEM. ...

True what Stretch said, they are used as an OEM.

Best thing to do is reach out to Mark at Metric Motors in Canoga Park, CA.

You're not going to find a nicer, more helpful person - let alone...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,538
Posted By RunningTooHot
Wow guys! I'm really glad to see how this all...

Wow guys! I'm really glad to see how this all came together since my initial posting. Take a bow everyone, great job! Especially you Diseasel!

One question, although the answer seems relatively...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By RunningTooHot
The w124 was so far ahead of it's time in terms...

The w124 was so far ahead of it's time in terms of chassis stiffness. IIRC it was rated at 18hz, and nothing from that time period was even close to that.



The electrically assisted turbos...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-29-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,230
Posted By RunningTooHot
They're not too common, but manual trans w124's...

They're not too common, but manual trans w124's were brought into the U.S. That would make your life easier.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-28-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By RunningTooHot
Ever try that on a convertible? :eek:

Ever try that on a convertible? :eek:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-28-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By RunningTooHot
This is a puzzler. Question: Being very...

This is a puzzler.

Question: Being very granular here, but does it go into limp mode ONLY once the wheels are actually moving, or can it go (even sometimes) into limp mode when Drive is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-22-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By RunningTooHot
Chinese made items can sometimes be of good...

Chinese made items can sometimes be of good quality, but only when the most stringent of quality control is relentlessly forced upon the (contracted) manufacturing companies. Otherwise, it is well...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-22-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By RunningTooHot
Chinese Turbos! Who wants to volunteer to run some shrapnell through their engine?

OMG. Can you imagine putting one of these on your car? Any guesses as to how long it would last before the impeller blades shear off and your engine ingests them for lunch?
Mmmmmm... crunchy!
...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 04-22-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By RunningTooHot
Chinese Turbos! Who wants to volunteer to run some shrapnell through their engine?

OOOoooops. Posted in wrong forum. Re-posted in Diesel Discussion.
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