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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By ebrobb
I have an 87 300SDL and an 87 300D. The SDL's VCV...

I have an 87 300SDL and an 87 300D. The SDL's VCV was shot when I bought the car, the 300D's has always worked like a dream. On the SDL, I replaced every vacuum line on the driver's side of the car...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-15-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By ebrobb
Need good used oil cooler 87 300D-T

Howdy folks, looking for an oil cooler for an 87 300D-T mine leaks and I destroyed the threads when removing the lines. MB part#201 501 8201

I tried ordering a brand new one but when it showed up...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
I figured it out. While looking at used oil...

I figured it out. While looking at used oil coolers on ebay, one for a 190D popped up, it is exactly backwards of mine, just like the one I received. The MB part# on mine is 2015018201. The MB part#...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
If I didn't have bad luck, I would have no luck at all

Well, I thought all my problems were solved, when I finally decided to go ahead and spend the $$$ and order a brand new oil cooler for the wife's 87 300D, since her old one was leaking and the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
Thanks to all who responded to my situation. I...

Thanks to all who responded to my situation.
I just placed an order online for a brand new oil cooler, I intend to reinstall my hoses as they were not leaking only the cooler was. I just wanted to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By ebrobb
+2 for the Passat. I looked at MB and BMW diesel...

+2 for the Passat. I looked at MB and BMW diesel options, and ended up buying a Jetta, because a Passat diesel just wasn't available in my area at the time I was ready to trade. I would of had to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
The reason for my original post was mostly out of...

The reason for my original post was mostly out of frustration, as I had read on this and other forums of how people seemingly just walked into any hydraulic hose repair shop, of which there are many...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
The one shop I went to said he would not touch it...

The one shop I went to said he would not touch it due to liability issues. I agree if an inferior crimp blows while going down the highway and pumps all the oil out of the motor a $460 line set would...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
Thanks for the replies. I forgot to say in my...

Thanks for the replies. I forgot to say in my original post, the hoses were not leaking the cooler was. I just figured it was a good time to get the rubber hoses replaced while getting the cooler...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By ebrobb
Friggin shop says there is no way to replace hose on oil cooler lines !@#$%^&*

Ok, so the starter went out on my wife's 87 300D-T, it had been sounding sick for awhile, so while taking it off to deliver it to a starter rebuild shop in my area, I noticed the inside of the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 10-31-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,575
Posted By ebrobb
We bought a 99 ML430 last fall from the original...

We bought a 99 ML430 last fall from the original owner with 86,000 miles. Beautiful truck, and well cared for. I thought we got a great deal on it when we paid $7500, I later found out, maybe not....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ebrobb
My wife tells me I don't need any more fixer...

My wife tells me I don't need any more fixer uppers, we need to remodel a bathroom instead. I hate it when she is right. I have removed it off the barter section of Craigslist, put it back in the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-21-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ebrobb
I also notice my craigslist link no longer works,...

I also notice my craigslist link no longer works, I will try to fix it later, or if you are interested I'm sure doing a search on the Des Moines craigslist will hook you up to the ad.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-21-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ebrobb
Well, I no longer have access to a trailer, it...

Well, I no longer have access to a trailer, it belonged to my father-in-law and he sold it. So I can no longer offer to be of assistance in transportation.
I am going to give the car another week,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,046
Posted By ebrobb
That's funny stuff. Frustrating as heck to those...

That's funny stuff. Frustrating as heck to those of us who like to fix things correctly, believe in proper maintenance and cherish our Mercedes.

I thought my Dad was bad, he has never been a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
I am going to order the injection pump, timing...

I am going to order the injection pump, timing locking tool thingy. I figure I have 2 of these engines around, I will eventually need it on one or the other. The car is for sale, but if no one comes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By ebrobb
I read this thread with much interest, I have a...

I read this thread with much interest, I have a similiar miss at idle, but mine also has much blueish smoke out the exhaust that smells like unburned fuel, it is NOT the head gasket oil passage I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By ebrobb
87 300SDL OM603 head bolt question?? Could this possibly be my problem???

OK, I'm an idiot sometimes let's just get that out of the way right up front, I get in a hurry to get a project done, and sometimes I cut corners.

I'm sure most of you that frequent this forum...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
I did have a chance to line up timing marks this...

I did have a chance to line up timing marks this weekend. The emissions label under the hood says timing should be -15. So I set the crankshaft damper at -15 and took off the port plug on the IP and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-14-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ebrobb
1987 300SDL Near Des Moines, Iowa...help with transportation possible

Craigslist ad can be viewed here: 1987 Mercedes 300SDL Diesel!! Mechanic's Special!! (http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/4127517248.html)

Car is located 35 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-11-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By ebrobb
Thanks for the encouragement. I think I did a...

Thanks for the encouragement.
I think I did a good job on the head gasket R&R procedure, I took my time, if I got stumped, I consulted a couple manuals or the internet.
I actually found and bought...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-11-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
Unhappy It's all downhill from here.

Sixto....I thought about it last night after I posted that last post. And kind of figured out myself, Duh.. It's like a distributer on a V-8 gas engine, line up the pointer, then see where the timing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By ebrobb
Unhappy Well, I had a reason for this posting and I was...

Well, I had a reason for this posting and I was able to confirm it last night. See my other post about 300SDL timing problem driving me crazy.
After a head gasket replacement because the oil...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
Soooo...Do I line up the camshaft mark, then...

Soooo...Do I line up the camshaft mark, then check the RIV tang positioning? or line up the crankshaft timing mark then check, or try one then the other?
I guess I'm kind of fuzzy on the exact...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By ebrobb
Anybody ever tried any stop leak product in a #14 head??

Ok, I know I'm probably going to get thrown under the bus, drug through the mud, kicked in the shins and punched in the face for this one, but here it goes anyway.
Just wondering why with the #14...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
Yes that is how I determined that the chain was...

Yes that is how I determined that the chain was had 8 degrees of slack in it, I lined up the camshaft timing marks, then looked at the crankshaft pointer, I turned it over by hand several times....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
Yes the previous owner had done the delivery...

Yes the previous owner had done the delivery seals on the IP and the glow plug replacement with all the necessary reaming involved. He said it was a real PITA.
Now that I had the head off the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-09-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
Maybe I was too hasty

After being discouraged and irked after having the same symptoms and a seemingly unsucessful head gasket replacment, I decided to do some more tinkering this evening.
When I initially fired the car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
I wish someone could elaborate on injection pump...

I wish someone could elaborate on injection pump problems. I did a search and really couldn't find much, apparently they are very reliable as a rule.

After more research I still stick with my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ebrobb
OK, I have overhauled a couple engines in the...

OK, I have overhauled a couple engines in the past mostly Chevy, but a Ford and Chrysler small block also, tinkered with a Jag and did a head gasket on a Volvo once.
I'm not all that smart, but I...
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