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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By BillGrissom
The power steering belt wore a hole in the upper...

The power steering belt wore a hole in the upper oil cooler hose in my 1984 300D. The motor mount was sagged a bit, but the main reason was that a fan belt broke and must have tangled in the p.s....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-22-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By BillGrissom
My 1984 300D was running cool in winter, showing...

My 1984 300D was running cool in winter, showing 60C when should be 82 C. I tested the T-stat in hot water and seemed to work, but went further and compared to a new T-stat, some Mopar T-stats lying...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,874
Posted By BillGrissom
Been a long time. I probably used a tube of...

Been a long time. I probably used a tube of leather/plastic glue from 99c store. Today, I would probably use E6000. I bought several tubes on Amazon since hobbyists recommend it for many things. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By BillGrissom
My 1985 300D engine made a loud rattling sound,...

My 1985 300D engine made a loud rattling sound, like something was bouncing around inside a cylinder. That was at 325K miles. I popped the hood, didn't see anything and it went away. Maybe a year...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By BillGrissom
Good that you are turning it thru the center as...

Good that you are turning it thru the center as you adjust, since the tightest point should be in the center. You do know that you back out the sector adjustment nut to tighten it? I am still...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By BillGrissom
I just sucked it out into a vaccum brake-bleeder...

I just sucked it out into a vaccum brake-bleeder bottle when changing the filter. That doesn't get everything in the gearbox, but since the fluid was clean, it is likely good-enough. I don't recall...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By BillGrissom
Not for the traditional M-B owner, but us...

Not for the traditional M-B owner, but us bottom-feeders who now own the cars might be interested in the thread "Paint your car for $50" (or such) by a guy named 67Chargeryeehaw (or such). Don't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By BillGrissom
No AC compressor Same Harrison R4 as Chevy's. ...

No AC compressor
Same Harrison R4 as Chevy's. Cheap in winter on ebay. I have at least one spare ~$50 new. I tried a Sanden on Rollguy's brackets but the bracket cracked apart after a few years. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By BillGrissom
I paid $2500 for my 1985 CA 300D in 2001 w/ 280K...

I paid $2500 for my 1985 CA 300D in 2001 w/ 280K miles, so dealt w/ most issues and posted many fixes w/ repairs here. The OE engine failed at 330K, replaced w/ used 1982 engine $300 craigslist...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By BillGrissom
The easiest way to verify the noise is due to a...

The easiest way to verify the noise is due to a particular injector or cylinder is to loosen the tube nut on top of each injector, one at a time, while idling. I recall that is a 17 mm wrench. You...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By BillGrissom
Yes, "switch-over valve" is one of the many...

Yes, "switch-over valve" is one of the many quirky German translations. Even stranger, the similar 5 electric vacuum-valves in the climate system are termed "codes". Effectively, it is like a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By BillGrissom
I understand that Propel sources their fuel from...

I understand that Propel sources their fuel from a Neste plant (European) in Singapore. The raw product is mostly waste seafood from processing plants there. They also sell E85 fuel, so don't mix...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By BillGrissom
Years ago, the rubber split in my 1985 300D. I...

Years ago, the rubber split in my 1985 300D. I wondered why flooring it only allowed 30 mph and slow acceleration. As a temp fix, I wired it tight with re-bar tie wire. Today, I would my the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By BillGrissom
W123 wheel bearings are real easy. I recall they...

W123 wheel bearings are real easy. I recall they are the common Timken SET3 (outer) and SET5 (inner) used on gazillions of old Chevy pickups, which is why they rarely wear in our lighter vehicles...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By BillGrissom
Not exactly your question, but if in CA you can...

Not exactly your question, but if in CA you can buy bio-diesel at the pump. I usually fill with Propel HPR or Union 76 R99. No conversion needed and claimed to work in any diesel. It is chemically...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By BillGrissom
Thanks. Extremely useful. Like most owners, the...

Thanks. Extremely useful. Like most owners, the climate controls in my 1984 & 85 act erratic. I have a bag of spare TempRegular boxes and swapping usually doesn't help, or just changes the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By BillGrissom
So, it isn't the current output, but rather the...

So, it isn't the current output, but rather the setpoint of the internal voltage regulator. That makes sense. My other vehicles (Chrysler) show 14.3 V with the engine running. I think that is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,368
Posted By BillGrissom
No problems. I used 5/8" AC hose and the...

No problems. I used 5/8" AC hose and the MasterCool crimper to re-rubber the oil cooler hoses on both of my 300D cars and no leaks since. The oil coolers weren't leaking. I just did preventative...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,368
Posted By BillGrissom
Those PEX clamps look like Oeticker stepless ear...

Those PEX clamps look like Oeticker stepless ear clamps once installed. You can buy the later on ebay. The PEX will likely work fine. I'll bet the PEX crimp tool at Home Depot would work on Oeticker...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By BillGrissom
It isn't needed on a 1984 or 85 300D since it...

It isn't needed on a 1984 or 85 300D since it simply terminates at a passive "diagnostic port" on the inner fender. That would only be used by a dealer mechanic who has a special sensor to connect...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By BillGrissom
Very important to keep turning the steering back...

Very important to keep turning the steering back and forth thru the center point. The sector shaft is tightest in the center, so if you took out all play with it off-center, it could bind when going...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By BillGrissom
I have a bit of steering play in my 1984 and 1985...

I have a bit of steering play in my 1984 and 1985 (maybe +/-2 deg). I have replaced all the tie-rod ends plus the steering damper in the 1985, and the idler arm pivot appears tight. The problem...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-22-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By BillGrissom
Definitely not for 1982-85 300D in U.S., like...

Definitely not for 1982-85 300D in U.S., like mine. Typical prices might be $3000, and only that high because the public thinks they are million-mile cars and don't know the issues we do.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By BillGrissom
Perhaps an air bubble worked its way to an...

Perhaps an air bubble worked its way to an injector tube. Once there, it might keep the injector from popping, though likely will eventually get dissolved into the fuel to pass thru the injector. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,679
Posted By BillGrissom
The rear window of my 1985 300D was smashed by a...

The rear window of my 1985 300D was smashed by a rotten tree limb, which flew over my wife's minivan in my driveway to land on it, which also put a big dent in front of the radio antenna. I got new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-17-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillGrissom
The purpose of necked-down bolts is so the shaft...

The purpose of necked-down bolts is so the shaft is more elastic, to act more like a spring to maintain a more constant clamping force on something like a head gasket, as parts change dimensions from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By BillGrissom
Interesting. Quite a setup is needed to test the...

Interesting. Quite a setup is needed to test the injection pump. Since the diaphragm on the boost actuator was torn in this 1985, I wonder how many others are torn and owners don't know.

Many...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By BillGrissom
Your car may vary. That temp sensor on my 1984...

Your car may vary. That temp sensor on my 1984 300D has a much smaller screw and 2 terminals. I recall one terminal goes to ground. It is on the coil- side of the fan relay, which you find mounted...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By BillGrissom
I have seen precision wire-wound resistors which...

I have seen precision wire-wound resistors which are in a package with end caps like that. They are usually coated with plastic, which likely burnt away. But, various 2-lead devices (resistor,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By BillGrissom
You are safer than newer M-B owners. Many...

You are safer than newer M-B owners. Many reports that rodents find their corn-based bio-degradable wiring insulation tasty. Even without rodents, it has been degrading too soon on its own. ...
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