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Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I have used ATE discs on both my cars. The rears...

I have used ATE discs on both my cars. The rears lasted about 66K, the fronts about 40K, in a lot of city driving. The main complaint I would give is that they throw off a lot of dust. especially the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,268
Posted By Richard Eldridge
If you want the light to shine green, use a clear...

If you want the light to shine green, use a clear bit of plastic, painted with green nail polish, preferably translucent.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Oil Gauge flutter on 2.5 Turbo Diesel

The oil gauge on my 1990 2.5 Turbo 300D has started to flutter a lot more than usual at around 700-900 rpm. Over 1000 RPM, it goes all the way to 3 and stays there.

When I bought the car at 111K...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Richard Eldridge
His illustration shows three gears, not one....

His illustration shows three gears, not one. Nowhere does he suggest that each gear is $19.95.

You probably don;t need all three. I hope the one you get is the one you need.

In my opinion, his...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Auxilary electric fan

On the w123 models, there is one fan, bolted to the front of the radiator. It is just a fan, and whatever turns it on is not included in the circuitry.

Prices range from over $400 to around $70...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Richard Eldridge
The hose is the probable culprit, and should be...

The hose is the probable culprit, and should be replaced. The fuel strainer is very durable and can easily be cleaned and reused, at least mine was. brush off all the crud you can, then soak it in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By Richard Eldridge
My experience is that Scotch tape adhesive is not...

My experience is that Scotch tape adhesive is not very durable, and dries out after five or six years. It would not matter here, as the fasteners would hold it in place.

The Loctite would probably...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I think that if your purge did not turn dark...

I think that if your purge did not turn dark during the process, it is likely that you didn't really need a purge. The quality of the fuel could be a factor, but it is not the only factor. Injectors...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Humm, a year also happens to be the adjustment...

Humm, a year also happens to be the adjustment interval for valve lash. Coincidence?

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The 1990 has automatic adjustment on the valves.

I adjusted the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I purge my cars every year or so, and the purge...

I purge my cars every year or so, and the purge always looks like that. I interpret this as meaning that there was a lot of soot to eliminate. It also always results in improved performance.

I...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Richard Eldridge, What do you think of the...

Richard Eldridge,

What do you think of the ride quality (Comfort) with the HDs as compared to
stock?
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The original shocks, which I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Chances are that this device is working, hence...

Chances are that this device is working, hence the clicking. What is not working is the cruise control amplifier, most likely mounted on the steering column not far from the floorboard. Do a search...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Richard Eldridge
The charge light has never informed me of a bad...

The charge light has never informed me of a bad battery or alternator. If you disconnect the battery, it will come on, and if you turn off the ignition, the charge light will come on until the vacuum...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I suspected this battery of being bad once before...

I suspected this battery of being bad once before in another car. Maybe it finally died?
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The size battery both of my cars are supposed to have would not fit in most other cars....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Richard Eldridge
It wouldn't if you use good fuel. I suggest...

It wouldn't if you use good fuel. I suggest finding a better fuel station.

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In actual fact, since they changed the formula for Diesel, neither car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I'd try running a couple of cans of Lubra Moly...

I'd try running a couple of cans of Lubra Moly Diesel Purge. It stops my cars from smoking.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I recently had the same thing happen with both of...

I recently had the same thing happen with both of my Benzes. I could charge up the battery, the car would start, and the ammeter warning light would not come on, but it would only start once or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Doesn't someone make a round tank that drops into...

Doesn't someone make a round tank that drops into the tire well? I think that maybe there was one made for VW's.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,035
Posted By Richard Eldridge
It is good that you posted all this. I have...

It is good that you posted all this. I have changed the oil about 25 times on two Benzes and only managed to disconnect the vacuum lines a couple of times. Little did I know that there was even a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Don't Bilsteins also have a lifetime warranty?

Don't Bilsteins also have a lifetime warranty?
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Either there is current to the lights or there is...

Either there is current to the lights or there is not. An Ohmmeter should reveal this. Either you have a good ground or you do not. If you have current, the ohmmeter will indicate the ground. If you...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I get my car aligned at a shop that sells new and...

I get my car aligned at a shop that sells new and used tires in Hialeah. They align the front and rear for $39.95, or at least that was the last time they did it. They have a modern computerized...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,819
Posted By Richard Eldridge
The rear pads are puny, but easy to replace. My...

The rear pads are puny, but easy to replace. My last set of rear pads lasted about 40,000 miles.

The first time, the bonded pad part seems to have come loose from the metal backing pad on one...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Richard Eldridge
When I installed HD Bilsteins on my 1990 300D,...

When I installed HD Bilsteins on my 1990 300D, which had 115,000 miles on it, it raised the ride height a bit. I am not sure how much.

Before, the front spoiler drug on parking lot dividers....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,035
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I think I would be concerned about drilling a...

I think I would be concerned about drilling a hole in the lid, because it will no doubt cause aluminum filings to drop down into the filter body, where they, being non-magnetic, would be quite hard...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-09-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I agree that bio is great, and I would still be...

I agree that bio is great, and I would still be using it had the station that I was buying it from gone broke due to a trucking company with a bogus credit card.

But keep an eye on your hoses....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I will try lubing it a bit, but it is my opinion...

I will try lubing it a bit, but it is my opinion that it should not require undue force. Odds are that this would distort the O-ring and result in a leak, anyway.

The problem seems to be that the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Richard Eldridge
That is precisely the part number I ordered. It...

That is precisely the part number I ordered. It came in a bag that held two identical rings. I only bought one of them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-06-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Richard Eldridge
I tried getting the O-ring into the groove on the...

I tried getting the O-ring into the groove on the plastic part. This is the best possible place for it, as it seals the entire area inside the body of the thermostat, but the O-ring the dealer sold...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-05-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Richard Eldridge
Brake work is relatively simple and requires no...

Brake work is relatively simple and requires no special expertise, especially for a car as old as yours. Old leaks require a lot more effort to diagnose. That's why they decided to hit you for an...
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