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Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By pawoSD
An SL with a diesel is cool.....but an SL with an...

An SL with a diesel is cool.....but an SL with an M113 is much more fun. :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By pawoSD
It seems to vary dramatically....on my diesels...

It seems to vary dramatically....on my diesels I'd be lucky to get 6-7 years from a battery with our harsh winters....but on my 2001 E320 I just replaced the ORIGINAL battery in January because it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By pawoSD
I've been using one of these for 6+ years and it...

I've been using one of these for 6+ years and it works perfectly. Less than $20.

Battery size has nothing to do with it. You could charge a 200AH deep cycle Data center battery with this. Would...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By pawoSD
Another offender for creaks/squeaks in the w126...

Another offender for creaks/squeaks in the w126 front suspension is the upper control arms.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By pawoSD
I drove a W126 300SD daily for over 9 years, then...

I drove a W126 300SD daily for over 9 years, then a W126 420SEL for the warm part of 7 years....and a W201 in the cold for 5+ years. We also had a T203 (203 wagon) but it was too small so we got the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pawoSD
Found a picture of another one online someone was...

Found a picture of another one online someone was working on...that hole looks unused in their photo....

http://i.imgur.com/e0uwO9R.jpg


Looks like it could be a mounting point for the engine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By pawoSD
They are pretty rare around here at this point. ...

They are pretty rare around here at this point. I'd say I only see a W123 once a month, and usually in horrible condition. Same for W124/W126....pretty seldom. More in the warmer months when some...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pawoSD
It may be a mounting point used for something...

It may be a mounting point used for something else with the other power-train options that came in the W123....

I don't recall anything being there from working on them...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By pawoSD
$1.39! You can get about 26 cents PER POUND...

$1.39!

You can get about 26 cents PER POUND for lead batteries around here when scrapping them....for a 60+lb Group 49 that's roughly $16!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By pawoSD
If I lived in a dry warm place I'd own a W124 or...

If I lived in a dry warm place I'd own a W124 or W126 diesel to use year round....unfortunately the winters, roads, and salt here demolish them pretty quickly.

I moved onto newer vehicles but do...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By pawoSD
Does it jolt to a stop when putting into drive or...

Does it jolt to a stop when putting into drive or reverse? Or does it just calmly shiver and shut off?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 824
Posted By pawoSD
That is pretty cool in a mad-max kind of...

That is pretty cool in a mad-max kind of way....they just seem to find themselves in those scenarios....like the W123 in this scene:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By pawoSD
Roughly the same miles as when my 300SD blew up...

Roughly the same miles as when my 300SD blew up its reverse band...it had about 280k. I still sorta had (very flaring) forward gears though, however it was worse each time I moved it. Swapped in a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By pawoSD
That is very very much the wrong oil for that...

That is very very much the wrong oil for that engine!!

You should be using something like Liqui Moly 2039 or the above mentioned Mobil 1 ESP!

The oil you are using is both wrong for the engine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-01-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By pawoSD
Stiff steering can be due to rusted/failing ball...

Stiff steering can be due to rusted/failing ball joints. My W201 had the same issue when I got it, upon inspection I found torn ball joint boots and rust inside. Replaced them and the steering was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By pawoSD
All engines in the original recall are long...

All engines in the original recall are long outside the extended warranty/settlement offers, by years at this point....the cutoff was sometime in 2015 or 125,000 miles, whichever came first.

If...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By pawoSD
Was just thinking about that.....likely was the...

Was just thinking about that.....likely was the tensioner or the chain tapping.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-19-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By pawoSD
I have the US version, the Metris. Its a great...

I have the US version, the Metris. Its a great vehicle, however not appointed with fancy features like the V-Class overseas. Fine by me! Love driving it and its been a great vehicle so far.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By pawoSD
Stick a few layers of shop towel under the belt...

Stick a few layers of shop towel under the belt as it enters the pulley and that will tighten it up a bit, or grab the belt and pull up on a bit by hand while turning at the P/S pump pulley. Has...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By pawoSD
Pretty sure the fuel return should just be a...

Pretty sure the fuel return should just be a threaded fitting right into the tank from the hose with no plastic or anything in the way....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By pawoSD
I second that.

I second that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 758
Posted By pawoSD
Nah, I have 4 different tool battery systems...

Nah, I have 4 different tool battery systems currently. Gotta have some variety! :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,984
Posted By pawoSD
Many places have been moving away from air...

Many places have been moving away from air tools....you can get the same if not more power and control from modern battery powered tools....with no compressors or air hoses. I recently added a 3/8...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 758
Posted By pawoSD
I've been using a Bosch 12V Li-Ion for 7+ years,...

I've been using a Bosch 12V Li-Ion for 7+ years, I've bored 6" holes with it, renovated half my house, built a deck, a shed, used it till it smoked, let it rest, still going strong...including the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By pawoSD
My brother has been driving a 2009 E350 4matic...

My brother has been driving a 2009 E350 4matic (722.6) for 3+ years and almost 50k miles.....zero repairs....at all. Has almost 125k on it now

My dad has an early 2007 (built in 06) E350 wagon...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,412
Posted By pawoSD
I've never had a bad tank of fuel.....nor has my...

I've never had a bad tank of fuel.....nor has my dad or brother....across hundreds of tanks and 15+ years.....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By pawoSD
Very true.... :D :D ;)

Very true.... :D :D ;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By pawoSD
They are both nearly equally awesome! :D :D

They are both nearly equally awesome! :D :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By pawoSD
Starting out from -35F I doubt it would get hot...

Starting out from -35F I doubt it would get hot enough in 1-2 mins or less of cranking. I used to do a solid 45-60 seconds often in my 617 when it was under 5F out and the starter never died....even...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,473
Posted By pawoSD
I welded the fan clutch on my 190d when it...

I welded the fan clutch on my 190d when it failed....worked great. :D
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