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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Hal Scripka
All, Thanks for the comments. Turns out a...

All,

Thanks for the comments. Turns out a forum member decided to take it on. I suspect this car will be around for many more years to come. Itís not all sad. I bought the car with the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Hal Scripka
Thanks for everyones reply. I decided to put it...

Thanks for everyones reply. I decided to put it up on ebay with a reserve of $2500. I plan on disclosing all the issues and will look for an informed buyer. If it doesn't sell for that price I may...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2005, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Hal Scripka
It Might be Time to Sell

I think it is time for me to part with my 1987 300SDL. After over $5000 in restoration, I am ready to say uncle. Several months after replacing the entire top half of the engine (-22 head and all)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hal Scripka
Yes. It is a 1987 300 SDL. 603 engine. Put a...

Yes. It is a 1987 300 SDL. 603 engine. Put a new -22 head on it this year.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hal Scripka
I agree that white smoke usually means...

I agree that white smoke usually means antifreeze. But I am familiar with the smell of antifreeze in the exhaust as this was the reason for the new top end. This smoke is different and does not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hal Scripka
t walgamuth "Oil accumulating in the valve...

t walgamuth

"Oil accumulating in the valve cover" is something I hadn't considered. I do get what seems to be a lot of oil entering the breather tube. I disconnected it once and ran a few miles....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hal Scripka
Yes, the smoke is white and the cooling system is...

Yes, the smoke is white and the cooling system is holding fine. The smoke smells like burnt oil.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2005, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hal Scripka
White Oil Burning Smoke after Sitting

I was wondering if anyone has some insight into a strange smoke issue that began after I took a 500 mile trip with my 300 SDL. On the trip the car ran great and achieved about 24 mpg (not the best...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Hal Scripka
Cooling System Finally Fixed

When I bought my SDL last year the temperature hovered around 100 C. After I replaced the head, it got a little better and stayed around 95 C, but would climb to 100 C during acceleration or...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-20-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Hal Scripka
Wheel Size

I was wondering if anyone knew the correct wheel size for a 1987 300SDL. I am looking at buying a spare wheel off ebay, but I'm am not sure about the width of the rim. Thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Hal Scripka
Well, my new Kilma and aux fan resistor arrived...

Well, my new Kilma and aux fan resistor arrived and are now installed. The system seems to work correctly now. I just have to wait until summer to see if the air conditioning can keep up. I am...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Hal Scripka
Thanks Brian. I decided to open the Kilma just...

Thanks Brian. I decided to open the Kilma just to see if anything looked abnormal. To my surprise there were two pieces of small wood (match sticks I think) shoved in a switch type thing and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Hal Scripka
Thanks to all. I replaced the wires back as they...

Thanks to all. I replaced the wires back as they were, and pulled the KILMA. That stopped it. I'll trouble shoot when it gets a little warmer. I suspect a new KILMA might be in order. Appreciate...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Hal Scripka
Thanks for the reply. I didn't think of a frozen...

Thanks for the reply. I didn't think of a frozen clutch. Went immediately out and checked. The clutch spins freely with the ignition off, however, when I turn the ignition on, the clutch engages...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Hal Scripka
AC compressor always on

My 300SDL started to run hot at times, so I searched the forums (as always)for suggestions. I refilled the viscous clutch with silicone and then checked the electric fan. I found that the electric...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By Hal Scripka
$3800 for new top half of engine, plus new vacuum...

$3800 for new top half of engine, plus new vacuum pump.

300sdl 171500
190D 300500
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-01-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,544
Posted By Hal Scripka
Mobile 1 15W50 300SDL - 172,000

Mobile 1 15W50 300SDL - 172,000
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,061
Posted By Hal Scripka
I recently bought a new head (-22 series) from...

I recently bought a new head (-22 series) from Metric Motors. Talk to Mike. I decided to replace all components (valves, springs, guides, lifters, cam, prechambers, glow plugs, injectors, head...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,836
Posted By Hal Scripka
Why yes. I am hoping for a creeper, some wheel...

Why yes. I am hoping for a creeper, some wheel chocks (tired of using assorted objects), and more metric wrenches. I own a 190D with 300,000 and a 300SDL with a 170,000. As you might expect I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Hal Scripka
With the head off there are plenty of...

With the head off there are plenty of opportunities to replace parts depending on your budget. I am assuming your valves are OK and there is no stretch in the timing chain. So here are some other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-19-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,774
Posted By Hal Scripka
I bought a SDL with 166,000 miles and a -14 head....

I bought a SDL with 166,000 miles and a -14 head. After 4000 miles it started to eat coolant and exhaust white smoke. It never overheated while I owned it. I decided to spend the $3000+ to replace...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-05-2004, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By Hal Scripka
R Leo, I am missing my spare also (300SDL). ...

R Leo,

I am missing my spare also (300SDL). Let me know where you find one that is reasonable.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Hal Scripka
I had the same on-off heat problem on my 300SDL. ...

I had the same on-off heat problem on my 300SDL. As part of some major engine work I replaced the Aux. Water Pump. That seemed to solve the problem. No more heat surges. Perhaps it was a bad...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hal Scripka
Funny, I just did this yesterday for the first...

Funny, I just did this yesterday for the first time on my 300SDL. Was hoping to find a bag of money so I could keep up with the repairs. I found an audio tape, two pens, misc. garbage, and then...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2004, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,209
Posted By Hal Scripka
I have used the electric type but wasn't pleased...

I have used the electric type but wasn't pleased with the quality and performance of the unit. Bought it off JCWittney's web site. Since then I bought a LiquiVac and am very pleased. It is a hand...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-26-2004, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,122
Posted By Hal Scripka
I was averaging 20 mpg with a bad head. Since...

I was averaging 20 mpg with a bad head. Since then, I've replaced the entire top half of the engine, and adjusted the ALDA for performance. It is accelerating great with little smoke. I havn't run...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,283
Posted By Hal Scripka
Thanks. I agree an angle indicator would be...

Thanks. I agree an angle indicator would be nice. I plan on retorquing some of the bolts tomorrow. If it still seeps, I'll just live with it. The engine is purring nicely now and the acceleration...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,928
Posted By Hal Scripka
I also just replaced my pump. The pump came with...

I also just replaced my pump. The pump came with a dam type metal gasket. So I removed the basket as instructed. No leaks, works great.

1987 300SDL 170,000
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,476
Posted By Hal Scripka
My daughter drives a 1984 190D daily. About to...

My daughter drives a 1984 190D daily. About to turn over to 300,000 miles. I drive a 1987 300SDL daily - 170,000 miles.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2004, 05:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,283
Posted By Hal Scripka
Help with New Head

I put my engine back together and have driven for for about 50 miles. Boy was it hard to start at first, but now is running great. However, I am noticing water seepage between the head and the...
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