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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By chronometers
Thumbs up Yes, use Ctek charger for battery maintenence/ > life span

I use a Ctek charger to keep my AGM battery charged on my '95 E300 a few times during the winter here in OH. Apparently, they a hardy but will lose charge, especially in cold weather. The older...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By chronometers
Not sure. I guess I should inspect. Those would...

Not sure. I guess I should inspect. Those would certainly be good consumables to get if needed. Other parts?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-26-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By chronometers
$150 off $300 in service at MB dealers, what parts should I get to get me to $300?

MBNA is offering coupons for $150 off $300 service at their dealerships. I really only need to have my brake fluid changed on the '05 E320 CDI (SBC system) which is about $150 with tax, etc.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-12-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By chronometers
Replacing the struts makes a big difference on a...

Replacing the struts makes a big difference on a post 150k mile W124. It is relatively cheap and fairly easy DIY once car is in air.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By chronometers
Would EGR delete help prevent/reduce swirl flap...

Would EGR delete help prevent/reduce swirl flap issues?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By chronometers
Eliminate EGR

You can minimally eliminate the EGR valve using this bypass:

EGR AGR valve emulator for Mercedes Benz CDI OM611 OM612 OM646 OM647 OM648...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By chronometers
My dealer said they'd contact me when they get...

My dealer said they'd contact me when they get the parts in. I think this is gravy work for them so they have an incentive.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By chronometers
I have had to replace the Aux battery in my '05...

I have had to replace the Aux battery in my '05 e320 CDI. Storing the car over the winter puts stress on it. I have the main battery on a Ctek trickle charger. I do not know if the relay in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By chronometers
I think MB stoped using Horse Hair stuffing with...

I think MB stoped using Horse Hair stuffing with the W124. Horse Hair breaks down over time....hence the sagging.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Just showing a good method I have used myself to...

Just showing a good method I have used myself to save on necessary purchases. When I needed a new battery for my '95 E300, I bought the best quality AGM battery available from Advanced Auto Parts...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Not sure what you mean by overstocked items? You...

Not sure what you mean by overstocked items? You are buying directly from merchants such as Advance Auto, Autozone, Auto Barn, Firestone, Goodyear, pep boys, Safelite, tire rack, Walmart, eBay,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Anybody else score some money back using this...

Anybody else score some money back using this program?:

RAKUTEN rebate program (https://www.rakuten.com/r/CHRONO232)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By chronometers
👍😷 Congratulations. Welcome to the clean engine...

👍😷 Congratulations. Welcome to the clean engine club!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-15-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
I just go another $25 deposited in my pAyPal...

I just go another $25 deposited in my pAyPal account from Rakuten:

RAKUTEN rebate program (https://www.rakuten.com/r/CHRONO232)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By chronometers
Also, keep eye on wiring harness, glow us changes...

Also, keep eye on wiring harness, glow us changes and tranny....those seem to be weak points on these. I do like diving mine though.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By chronometers
My cruise works after the car warms up awhile....

My cruise works after the car warms up awhile. Has been that way for the last 8 years I've owned it. You just have to keep trying to activate. Once it starts working, it stays working for rest of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Seems they get downgraded if you try to open...

Seems they get downgraded if you try to open multiple accounts which makes sense. I've saved quite a bit with them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By chronometers
It is really a crap shoot as to how long it will...

It is really a crap shoot as to how long it will last. If the car has had the specified coolant used throughout its life, it will go along time. There should be a weep hole in the top of the pump...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Smile $30 today and how it works....

Rakuten is FREE to join and makes money by sending referral traffic to businesses (affiliate marketing). They get paid a commission for sending that traffic. And then they pay out a portion of that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By chronometers
Thumbs up Saving on batteries or other maintenance items....

Has anyone ever used Rakuten to buy maintenance items such as batteries, oil, ATF, tires or other parts?:

https://www.rakuten.com (https://www.rakuten.com/r/CHRONO232)

You sign up and click...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By chronometers
Mine works after the car warms up awhile. Has...

Mine works after the car warms up awhile. Has been that way for the last 8 years I've owned it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By chronometers
They look like they'd be ultimate diesel cross...

They look like they'd be ultimate diesel cross country cruisers. I have an '07 S550 4matic. Great highway car. The W221 is great chassis. Be aware, some of the systems are very expensive.....air...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, at 220k, I...

Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, at 220k, I really do not feel like investing a lot. It would be great to keep on trucking but I have to be pragmatic.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
Paul -- which shop do you work for? Where are...

Paul -- which shop do you work for? Where are you located?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By chronometers
Thumbs up Possible clogged EGR valve. Throws car into limp...

Possible clogged EGR valve. Throws car into limp mode but no codes are thrown. Can be a dangerous situation if you are on the road and expect power.

Confirm it is the EGR. Take your EGR valve out...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
How easy is replacncing vlave body in Tranny? '95 E300

RE: valve body, should I look into actually swapping out the entire valve body with a rebuilt one?

Anybody have experience swapping these out and regaining reverse gear and /or better shifting?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
Hi -- Thanks all for advise. Re: valve body,...

Hi -- Thanks all for advise.

Re: valve body, should I look into actually swapping out the entire valve body with a rebuilt one?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-12-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By chronometers
Is car still in limp mode after EGR clean?

Is car still in limp mode after EGR clean?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
Where does one get the parts for the valve body?

Where does one get the parts for the valve body?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-04-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By chronometers
Hmmmm.....not sure it is worth the expense. ...

Hmmmm.....not sure it is worth the expense. Don't these trannies last longer then 225k?
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