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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
The car is still available.

The car is still available.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
Gents, My apologies! The forum hasn't been...

Gents,

My apologies! The forum hasn't been emailing me about new PMs, and I've been travelling for work for the past two weeks.

The car is still available, and yes, it is on craigslist for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
It is an excellent. I'm selling because parking...

It is an excellent. I'm selling because parking is $300/month and I rarely drive. I know I could get more if I waited, but the parking bill adds up.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
Ask and ye shall receive... ...

Ask and ye shall receive...

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150926_100845.jpg...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
It's in the NYC area. Black TeX interior. Pics...

It's in the NYC area. Black TeX interior. Pics tomorrow- it's in a lot not near me right now.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/M...

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1443196534940.jpg (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/617952/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1443196534940.jpg.html)

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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/M...

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150531_104703.jpg
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By pleiades
FS: 1981 300SD, 151K miles, NYC area $2000 OBO

1981 300SD Turbodiesel with approximately 151,000 miles. Silver, west coast car that's only seen one NY winter.

Mechanically excellent, no rust, recent brakes, rubber, valve adjustment. AC works....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By pleiades
I have tried it; it didn't work. Someone...

I have tried it; it didn't work.

Someone put a deposit on the car today, so it's off the market.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By pleiades
That was the plan, but a job offer (including a...

That was the plan, but a job offer (including a signing bonus to start early) makes liquidating the car quickly (hence the fire sale price) the thing to do in this case. I could probably part it out...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-07-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By pleiades
It's been sitting since November 2013, but I...

It's been sitting since November 2013, but I fired her up and drove around the block yesterday.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By pleiades
Since this thread is useless without pictures: ...

Since this thread is useless without pictures:

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/IMG_2016.jpg

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/617952/IMG_2015.jpg
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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By pleiades
For Sale - 1992 300D 2.5 Turbo - $400 (Running parts car) - SOLD

The car has been sold pending buyer pickup.

1992 300D 2.5 Turbo
Black; 249,000 miles
WA tabs through 10/2014

Starts and runs, but transmission (4-speed automatic) only shifts into 1st and 2nd...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By pleiades
Check for cracked grease boots and check the flex...

Check for cracked grease boots and check the flex discs. Anything else failing will just feel weird, one of those failing could be catastrophic.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By pleiades
Those clear lines are next up, and the braided...

Those clear lines are next up, and the braided injector return lines. Are the clear lines a specific part? I'd think that any same-sized hose would fit on the banjo nipples.

I also don't see...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By pleiades
78 mpg... that's just astounding! I've never...

78 mpg... that's just astounding!

I've never seen that kind of mileage from a 617-powered car, even on ebay.

But yes, you'll probably find that the clear pre-filter is visibly clogged. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By pleiades
Stalls on uphill start

So here's a new one, that I think confirms that my (slightly) rough idle note is fuel related, perhaps with the lift pump.

Started the car on a moderately steep hill, put it in drive as soon as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By pleiades
An air bubble in the in-line filter is entirely...

An air bubble in the in-line filter is entirely normal.

Loss of power from fuel delivery could be bad fuel lines (the two going to and from that filter, specifically), clogged filters, clogged...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-15-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Consolidated "how-to" for this job: 1....

Consolidated "how-to" for this job:

1. Remove necessary throttle linkage and vacuum lines, remove valve cover, remove air cleaner housing.
Just as you would for a valve adjustment. Removing the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
And she's up and running! The idle is not as...

And she's up and running!

The idle is not as smooth as I'd like, I can't say it's smoother than before the valve adjustment. Perhaps the adjustment highlighted some other problem, perhaps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-14-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
And may I mention that the offending lock nut was...

And may I mention that the offending lock nut was very stripped indeed? Can't call it a victory until she's entirely back together and clattering away (I have a personal policy against working late...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Success! I removed the air cleaner and used a...

Success! I removed the air cleaner and used a large flathead screwdriver under the rearmost (No. 5 cylinder rocker tower) braced against the intake manifold and it pried off with just a little force....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Hmm... So far my attempts to move the rocker...

Hmm... So far my attempts to move the rocker towers (up, out from the camshaft, and a combination) has been moving the engine on its mounts with no perceptible movement from the rockers.

Eric,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
So a week and a half later, the parts and the...

So a week and a half later, the parts and the free time to do the work have materialized, and I'm immediately confounded:

I've unbolted the set of rocker arm towers (set of three for cylinders...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-07-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By pleiades
I have a Mityvac 7201... $70, big enough...

I have a Mityvac 7201... $70, big enough reservoir to evacuate a 617 or 602 block in one shot. Easy to use, no mess.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-03-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By pleiades
WTB: OM617 Valve Spring Retainer Wrench

Anyone have a Hazet 2769-3 for sale? I'm willing to pay the fair market value for one, plus shipping, of course.

Also entirely open to borrowing one in the Seattle area.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Thanks to everyone for the help! I'll take...

Thanks to everyone for the help! I'll take pictures as I do it to add to the DIY bank. My fingers are crossed that I'm not going to be adding one for head R/R, but if I can get the adjusting nut...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Thumbs up Thanks, Chief! Seems like I'm not the only...

Thanks, Chief!

Seems like I'm not the only one to have this problem (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/242587-exhaust-valve-will-not-adjust-2.html), although his valve woudn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By pleiades
Unless it was done recently, change the...

Unless it was done recently, change the transmission fluid and filter, including draining the torque converter, before resuming troubleshooting efforts. New fluid does amazing things for a 722.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-01-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By pleiades
Red face Stripped Valve Nut 1981 300SD / OM617

This thread refers. (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/347009-valve-cover-stud-rotation-weird-red-stuff-under-valve-cover.html)

1981 300SD / OM617

I'm pretty sure that the...
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