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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,943
Posted By aieeegrunt
I've done the hair dryer in the intake trick...

I've done the hair dryer in the intake trick myself, it definetly works
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
What the hell is the point of having one plastic...

What the hell is the point of having one plastic piece amongst all that metal?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
I guess i have some bushings to replace then!

I guess i have some bushings to replace then!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
.....and the problem has magically fixed itself. ...

.....and the problem has magically fixed itself. I think it was a combination of the super hot humid weather affecting something. Either that or my car is a Decepticon, since is no the first time...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
Thanks so much for that suggestion mach 4, I will...

Thanks so much for that suggestion mach 4, I will try that out on Thursday. I have had no issues with the car shifting into park. It did roll a bit before reaching it's stopping point though if the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
There was no bang or other indication of anything...

There was no bang or other indication of anything failing which was why it was such a shock when the car started rolling. I'll try the parking brake adjustment but if that doesn't work then it will...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
A tranny job means the car will be parked for a...

A tranny job means the car will be parked for a while. The Parkin brake adjustment is done with a screwdriver with the wheel off after lining up the holes IIRC. I guess it's worth the five minutes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By aieeegrunt
Car rolls in park

Got a bit of a shocker today when I put my car in park and it decided to exit the parking spot as I was exiting the car.

Some experimentation has confirmed that it is useless. It will roll...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By aieeegrunt
The return lines were the first thing I checked...

The return lines were the first thing I checked but they appear dry. I replaced them all some time last year. It is the injector closest to the front of the car.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By aieeegrunt
Injector hard line appears to be leaking

Lately I have noticed that one of the injectors in my 1978 NA 300D has been a little wet. I believe that the leak is origination from where the steel injector line turns doe and then fits into...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,161
Posted By aieeegrunt
Now that I managed to get a new starter in my car...

Now that I managed to get a new starter in my car I feel confident enough to do a valve adjustment. What exactly is the "shortcut method"
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Turbo starter, Sweet! Ya it started like a brand...

Turbo starter, Sweet! Ya it started like a brand new gasser. Just turn key and brummmm!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Mission Accomplished! Summarizing I put the...

Mission Accomplished!

Summarizing I put the front of the car up on ramps, removed the air cleaner, removed the exhaust, disconnected the battery, and did everything else from beneath the car.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
That is a very comprehensive and well described...

That is a very comprehensive and well described methodology! Thank you for that. The issue I am going to run into is having to use ramps instead of jack stands. I don't know if you can get away...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By aieeegrunt
I screwed up seating that o ring once. It was...

I screwed up seating that o ring once. It was like a Vesuvius of oil. Fortunately I had the hood up and was watching the filter canister just in case
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
My preliminary recon suggests that the only way I...

My preliminary recon suggests that the only way I can make this work is from below after taking the exhaust off. The starter is pretty much directly above it. Still not sure how I am going to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Tonight I am going to take the air cleaner off,...

Tonight I am going to take the air cleaner off, asses how I am going to do it and let those Bolts Of Doom soak overnight with some of the stuff we use to loosen bolts at work.

I have a feeling...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Huh, quite the controversy! I use ramps to...

Huh, quite the controversy!

I use ramps to lift the car, I don't have jack stands and wouldn't trust them on gravel anyways.

I don't think you can turn the wheels on the car once it is sitting...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the heads up
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By aieeegrunt
I didn't think there would be any downside but...

I didn't think there would be any downside but these cars are quirky
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By aieeegrunt
What are the negative effects of forgetting to turn your idle down?

Drove around all day yesterday wondering why my car sounded different and eventually noticed that I had the little idle control knob turned all the way up. I usually turn it up to start the car and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
So I am planning on replacing my starter this...

So I am planning on replacing my starter this weekend if the weather holds. I have a non turbo car. Trying to decide whether to do the job from above or below.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By aieeegrunt
This sound awesome and if somebody comes up with...

This sound awesome and if somebody comes up with a good method to do it I would be all over it
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Are you saying not to pull and rebuild my...

Are you saying not to pull and rebuild my existing starter but instead to get a lifetime warranty one?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
So the car has started numerous times now without...

So the car has started numerous times now without having to be spanked. Carquest will sell me a remanufactured unit for 149, or a new one with lifetime warranty for 300
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 04-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,057
Posted By aieeegrunt
LePage Epoxy Steel

LePage Epoxy Steel
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Hmmmmm food for thought here. I will try the...

Hmmmmm food for thought here. I will try the "just hold the key" trick if it happens again
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
I kind of figured that was the deal. I'll start...

I kind of figured that was the deal. I'll start looking for a replacement. This does not seem like it would be a smart job to do with the car on ramps in a gravel driveway. From what I have read...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Thanks for the suggestions. By cable do you mean...

Thanks for the suggestions. By cable do you mean that ground wire thing?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By aieeegrunt
Stranded in parking lot, had to do the hammer trick

Got some groceries, hop in the car, turn the key, click and fail.

Tapped starter with a wrench, car fired up. Has started several times without being smacked since.

So I guess it is time for a...
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