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Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By willw
Thanks! Autozone tool rentals. I didn't know...

Thanks!
Autozone tool rentals. I didn't know they would have the pullers for rent. But then again I didn't know that the compressor was a GM R4 until just now.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By willw
As far as I know it is the OEM version that came...

As far as I know it is the OEM version that came with the car.

The manual says that I need special tools to pull the clutch off the pump. Do I really need them or are there substitutes available?...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By willw
AC compressor clutch replacement

The belt on the AC pump broke yesterday, when it went it took out the AC clutch wiring connector. Melted/ground it in two.
My system is still a virgin R12 unit and I just filled it with NOS R12 a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By willw
Solved the problem. Small plastic hammer and...

Solved the problem.

Small plastic hammer and a few well placed taps reseated the air vents.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By willw
Wierd problem

My latest project was replacing the dash wood in my '84 300Sd.

Getting the air directors out of the dash was very easy, just use a small
screwdriver to pull in on the rotating latch pins and pull...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By willw
Added pics to the main post

You want pictures? You get pictures :-)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By willw
Vacuum pump question (Now with Pictures!)

Today while looking under the hood for trouble. I found that the vacuum hard line from the pump to flex hose connector was loose. The fitting is right behind the steering pump filter if that helps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,187
Posted By willw
Funny, I've been having a similar problem all...

Funny,
I've been having a similar problem all winter. I thought it was a "cold" issue, but now that it has warmed up it's still doing it. The longer the car sits the worse it gets.

So tonight I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By willw
300SD car alarm going off randomly

Hi all,

The theft alarm on my 300SD went off late last night. No buglers were found creeping around, so I just shrugged and went back to be. This afternoon the alarm went off again with no one...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By willw
I was having the exact same problem, Poor...

I was having the exact same problem, Poor starting, light going off quickly, etc, and then total failure of the GP system.

Thank God I listened to the masters on this web site and had a spare GP...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By willw
Thanks I'll do that as soon as possible. But...

Thanks I'll do that as soon as possible. But that won't fix the hard pulling problem.
It feels like the springs on the latch are too tight. But I don't see how to ease the
tension on them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By willw
300sd hood release adjustment

Hello,
My hood release handle was very hard to pull and get the hood to pop.
I lubed the latches under the hood, but still the handle was almost impossible
to pull and get it to release. Well...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By willw
Thanks for the advice! I pulled a GP relay from...

Thanks for the advice! I pulled a GP relay from the junk yard last summer so I have a spare :-) The pictures were very helpful since I can't find anything in the manual about the release lever. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-23-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By willw
Gremins attack! Need help

Hi All, Starting about 2 weeks ago the Gremlins decided to infest my car. It started out as a headlight problem. The lights haven't been very good on this car, but since I rarely drive at night I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,274
Posted By willw
I replaced my tumbler a couple of months ago with...

I replaced my tumbler a couple of months ago with a genuine MB part.
I had to show up at the parts department with my registration and valid ID
proving that it was in-fact my car.

The cost was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By willw
Mercedes factory tumbler

I just replaced my '84 300Sd tumbler.

I chose to go with the Mercedes factory tumbler for $54.
It came with a new key that matched the door locks and the trunk lid.
I had to bring my title and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By willw
Windshiled wiper fitting

Ok, here's a dumb question. My left windshield wiper has a spot in the center of the wiper path that isn't getting cleaned. The wiper is new and the right side wiper works fine. Is there an...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By willw
Welcome! from another 1984 300sd owner

Welcome! from another 1984 300sd owner
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By willw
Ok, don't panick! If you've got the key...

Ok, don't panick!

If you've got the key cylinder to turn to the ACC position and the hole in the tumbler cylinder aligns with the hole in the ignition housing then you should be in good shape.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By willw
Memory seats

Hi all,

I have a 84 300SD, and I was wondering about the memory seat option
on these cars.

My car doesn't have the option, but since I visit the junk yard quite
often I see cars that have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By willw
I used a battery charger to run the seat forwards...

I used a battery charger to run the seat forwards and back while it was
on the bench.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By willw
Yes, you can just swap the tumbler assembly. ...

Yes, you can just swap the tumbler assembly.

I just did :-)

If the key turns to the ACC position and you can get the paper clip, or jewelers
screwdriver into the release hole, then you can...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By willw
I removed and replaced the latch assembly as per...

I removed and replaced the latch assembly as per the Maint. manual.
Which means I didn't remove the door liner at all. Just popped the cap
on the edge of the door, removed the screw holding the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By willw
Did you get the skinny actuator rod back into the...

Did you get the skinny actuator rod back into the almost invisible little hole
in the dirty lock mechanism hiding inside the dark dimly lit door?

Did this ester day and it took me a half hour and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
OK! All is fixed :-) With the shroud...

OK!

All is fixed :-)

With the shroud tightened as tight as it goes, it wouldn't allow the dog to rise.
Either that or I turned the steering wheel to 90 degrees from center, or both.

Now my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
Hello all, I've got the new lock cylinder...

Hello all,

I've got the new lock cylinder from the dealer. Didn't cost as much as I thought it would.

But my tale of woe isn't over just yet.

I can put the cylinder back into the lock...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
I do have a small ultra-sonic cleaner at work :) ...

I do have a small ultra-sonic cleaner at work :)

The dragging and slight sticking of the key between off and
accessory position has me worried. I think this problem is a
bad tumbler, but I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
Hi Bill, The tumbler is out of the car, on...

Hi Bill,

The tumbler is out of the car, on the bench, and when I turn the key
I can feel it stick and grab as I turn it. It feels like the pins are not
quite released. This is with the brand...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
I finally had success getting the key cylinder...

I finally had success getting the key cylinder out :-)
I edited my original post so that in the future if someone else
is having a similar problem the solution would be at the top
of the thread.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By willw
OK, Very good points! The dog pushes into...

OK,

Very good points!
The dog pushes into the center of the key cylinder that is good info.

MY wire only goes in about 5/8" and stops no matter how hard I push.
A jewelers screw driver might...
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