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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By unkl300d
Nice write up ykab !!

Nice write up ykab !!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,116
Posted By unkl300d
pari passu. It is coming together nice !

pari passu.


It is coming together nice !
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By unkl300d
The truism holds: "No good deed goes unpunished"....

The truism holds: "No good deed goes unpunished".

Greazzer has done a great job navigating the pitfalls by doing top notch work,communicating nuances and protecting his biz with disclaimers.
Not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By unkl300d
Got my OFV spring order. Thanks Mark!!

Got my OFV spring order.
Thanks Mark!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By unkl300d
Are you sure it is the switch and not the fan? ...

Are you sure it is the switch and not the fan?

I thought you could remove the wood veneer plate and access the screws holding down the temp controls assembly in order to access the switch.

No...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By unkl300d
"This is my question- If I take the tank out of...

"This is my question-
If I take the tank out of the car, and drain it and leave it in the hot sun (triple digit temp) for a few weeks, will that kill the algae?

Any thoughts are appreciated
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
I installed a clear fuel filter inline just...

I installed a clear fuel filter inline just beyond the shut off valve in order to show any oil residue beginning to pass through as a sign of failure onset.

That is the sure way to know in advance...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
Also for the newbie, get some vacuum shut off...

Also for the newbie, get some vacuum shut off valves for shutting the engine off.
Junk yard finds are good if you test them and they have no oil nside.

About 4 years ago, my mechnaic installed a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
By the way, greazzer is closing shop on his...

By the way, greazzer is closing shop on his diesel fuel injector services in Sept. But uncle Ken just posted a vid indicating that he has cut a deal with the German company that used to make Monark...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
I would start with the bare essentials to make...

I would start with the bare essentials to make sure the engine fires up and the car drives.

try the glow plugs, glow plug fuse and plastic housing,the glow plug relay.

establish what type/brand...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
Just use the 240D radiator on the early w123...

Just use the 240D radiator on the early w123 300d.

The extra width of the original 300D non-turbo radiator was designed to help on a hot day with A/C running.

Works fine w a 240D radiator.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By unkl300d
Thanks Mark for all your participation and...

Thanks Mark for all your participation and services !!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By unkl300d
I have stocked up on 300d parts that I knew long...

I have stocked up on 300d parts that I knew long ago were getting difficult to find.
good old junk yard finds..

so far so good that nothing major has been needed.
but it has a positive...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 22,515
Posted By unkl300d
1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D YARD PICK-n-PULL...

1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D


YARD PICK-n-PULL Fairfield

PICK-n-PULL Fairfield
Fairfield, California 94533
WEB Homepage | Part Pricing
ROW 98
ADDED Jun 21, 2022
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By unkl300d
wow I don't recall this problem with the non...

wow I don't recall this problem with the non turbo w123 300D.

must be a turbo model design problem.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-15-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By unkl300d
Thanks Bill, emailed!

Thanks Bill, emailed!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By unkl300d
It happened to me when I used to own the w126...

It happened to me when I used to own the w126 1989 300SE.
Luckily right before entering the freeway bridge entrance on Turkey day!
I stopped immediately.
Fetched some water from a near by store....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By unkl300d
I use two fingers on the torque wrench handle as...

I use two fingers on the torque wrench handle as held.
Whatever your two finger leverage on the handle amounts to at fingers' stop,is good.
That is a general mechanic's hack.

No need to over...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By unkl300d
That's a light colored trim. Looks good though. ...

That's a light colored trim. Looks good though.

I have only seen darker shades.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By unkl300d
Pass ! My friend sold his cheap many years ago,...

Pass ! My friend sold his cheap many years ago, before it had a chance to fail...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,116
Posted By unkl300d
"After several layers of thick primer I'm still...

"After several layers of thick primer I'm still left with pits and other visible imperfections. My hope though is that I can manage to overcome some of these bits by either sanding back or welding in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-30-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 13,973
Posted By unkl300d
Thanks Graham! It makes sense that the 3M...

Thanks Graham!

It makes sense that the 3M poly is a thin application compared to the boot rubber original thickness.

Thanks for this insight!

Another hold over is to treat the boots that are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-28-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 13,973
Posted By unkl300d
The use of poly sealants is a good idea. I just...

The use of poly sealants is a good idea.
I just have one question.
Will adding a sealant coating over a part or entire rubber boot induce stress on whatever is not covered on the boot? (therefore...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-28-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 13,973
Posted By unkl300d
a guy on fleabay sells reconditioned mbz w123...

a guy on fleabay sells reconditioned mbz w123 axles
$249 each..SoCal.. so local pick up ok...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-27-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,116
Posted By unkl300d
Kudos on this educational thread! This is...

Kudos on this educational thread!

This is what our MBZ forum needs!!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-27-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By unkl300d
Hi Birthday. Thanks for the interest. A...

Hi Birthday.

Thanks for the interest.
A large chunk of that would go toward shipping/materials and then its time invested.
Then I have a nekid frame and matting to deal with...sorry
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-23-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By unkl300d
Still available... Very nice condition.

Still available...

Very nice condition.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By unkl300d
You ought to look at the black rubber connectors...

You ought to look at the black rubber connectors in the engine bay,presumably around the firewall and oil filter housing.
All you need is a soft connector and you get a leak!

The website by...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By unkl300d
"outdoor spar urethane" ...

"outdoor spar urethane"

https://woodinto.com/outdoor-polyurethane/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By unkl300d
I am no expert,but for my properties, when it...

I am no expert,but for my properties, when it comes to refinishing hardwood floors, I prefer oil based polyurethane. Besides,nowadays, its modified oil based in reality in order to conform to lawyers...
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