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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By vollpreuss
I'm not sure if you are able determine if oil is...

I'm not sure if you are able determine if oil is being consumed but one thought - A large load of oil from the first turbo failure still in the exhaust?

If one does a general internet search...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By vollpreuss
From my own experience, my 300TD did not exhibit...

From my own experience, my 300TD did not exhibit a constant shake. The shake was intermittent and most pronounced after exiting a highway and promptly being stopped at light.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By vollpreuss
I don't see Rack Damper on the list. Suggest...

I don't see Rack Damper on the list. Suggest doing a search on that term. My wagon had the same annoying issue. Between a valve adjustment and adjusting the rack damper the issue is pretty much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-22-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By vollpreuss
I just went through this with my SDL number 6...

I just went through this with my SDL number 6 line. There was a very small crack at the base of the flare. Had to remove the hard line to clearly see the crack as it was on the engine side of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By vollpreuss
That's the fuel expansion tank. The one on my...

That's the fuel expansion tank. The one on my 85TD was cracked and, yes, one would smell diesel fumes.

While it was a number of years ago, I picked up a steel tank for a lot less than that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By vollpreuss
I might suggest making it a two person job. The...

I might suggest making it a two person job. The tracks on my 85TD were all gummed up with spilled pop, etc. My brother pushed from the back while I pulled from the front. I think he finally ended...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,616
Posted By vollpreuss
As I keep telling everyone laying on concrete for...

As I keep telling everyone laying on concrete for extended periods of time has ceased being fun.

Would really like to rebuild my garage and get a lift. But that's not happening anytime soon.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By vollpreuss
Subscribing. Could use one of these myself,...

Subscribing.

Could use one of these myself, but completely understandable in regards to being the middle man.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By vollpreuss
These two posts might be helpful. ...

These two posts might be helpful.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/271702-1985-300d-vacuum-crazyness.html
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By vollpreuss
I think the foam also helps keep the vinyl glued...

I think the foam also helps keep the vinyl glued in place.

The underlying foam had crumbled away on my B pillars at the loose spots. I tried re-gluing the spots directly to the aluminum. Once...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-02-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By vollpreuss
It is a replacement motor based on the...

It is a replacement motor based on the Tauschaggregat ID plate.

The conclusion of this exchange was to contact Mercedes in Germany.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By vollpreuss
Halloween Scare

I realize this isn't exact Diesel related. However, my daughter was carving scary pumpkins and this is one of them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By vollpreuss
Although not likely, you may wish to verify you...

Although not likely, you may wish to verify you have the correct deflector for your wagon.

I had the same problem in my 85 wagon and would have to manually operate the deflector.

Got tired...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,920
Posted By vollpreuss
From my personal experience, a cracked #14 head...

From my personal experience, a cracked #14 head failure is more catastrophic. While on a 200 mile round trip got stuck in some serious accident traffic. Knowing I had a #14 head of unknown history...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-25-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By vollpreuss
W115 220D Limo

Stumbled across this while browsing. Didn't realize something like this was made. I imagine the automatic would make for some leisurely driving. Not affiliated.
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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By vollpreuss
I don't have rod bender, but it might be worth...

I don't have rod bender, but it might be worth looking look for a metal tag on the engine block with the term Tauschaggregat. That would mean a replacement engine. My understanding is these were...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-20-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By vollpreuss
The automotive related company I worked for at...

The automotive related company I worked for at the time made some of the line equipment for that GM Diesel.

As a result, much of the senior management got a batch of the early Olds/Buick Diesels. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-13-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By vollpreuss
Luck of draw in my opinion. My SDL was rust free...

Luck of draw in my opinion. My SDL was rust free too. However, I could not budge the nut either. I soaked the nut in PB Blaster and took it to a mechanic. In the end, heat, vice grips and hammering...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By vollpreuss
The German description of the wheels is also...

The German description of the wheels is also manhole covers (Gullydeckel).

I tried to hunt down a single 7 inch wheel for my SDL. The yards by me generally remove the wheels and finding a 7 inch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By vollpreuss
Custom MB Hood Ornament

Not Diesel related but my daughter saw this in Germany and thinks this is a great idea for one of my vehicles...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By vollpreuss
This worked for me. ...

This worked for me.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/247286-60x-vcv-vent-hose-fitting-alternative.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-18-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By vollpreuss
What is it you wish to accomplish?

What is it you wish to accomplish?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-18-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By vollpreuss
Hear you about laying on the ground doing...

Hear you about laying on the ground doing repairs. Not something I want to do often at this point in my life.

In answer to your questions - One does not need a spring compressor to do the job. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-02-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,649
Posted By vollpreuss
You may want to give Axtmann Automotive on the...

You may want to give Axtmann Automotive on the Northwest side of Chicago a try.

The long time owners recently retired, but the mechanic who worked on the German cars was still there.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By vollpreuss
I was almost there myself in my SDL. Someone...

I was almost there myself in my SDL. Someone had rounded out most of the Allen bolt in a prior attempt. Fortunately, I could get just enough of bite and was able to pop it loose.

When I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By vollpreuss
x2 on the MB cartridge recommendation. ...

x2 on the MB cartridge recommendation.

From personal experience, the aftermarket units are rather suspect quality.

The first one I put in my SDL was no good out of the box. The heat was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By vollpreuss
Getting the MB insert may a good a place to...

Getting the MB insert may a good a place to start. Here's a similar story.


http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/386013-300sdl-aftermarket-monovalve-again.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By vollpreuss
Kumho - never again. In my opinion, the dry...

Kumho - never again. In my opinion, the dry rotted Michelins on my SDL behaved better than these. Sort of soft feeling sidewalls. Plus one of the four doesn't want to stay in balance. Tire shop...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-07-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By vollpreuss
EC is Economy Mode. The compressor is shut off. ...

EC is Economy Mode. The compressor is shut off.

The fan speed is varied automatically via the Auto button. The system should adjust the fan speed based on the temperature setting and cabin...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-05-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By vollpreuss
Here's all sorts of reading on the Klima relay...

Here's all sorts of reading on the Klima relay and the EGR computer for the 85 Cali. Based on the second link the EGR computer strikes me as a pass through.
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