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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-06-2012, 11:42 AM
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Posted By miljohnj5
Unhappy 85 300D, blown engine.

Hello all-
I started out strong with my 300D and became a member here.
It breaks my heart but I have to let it go.
It has about 212K and I hadn't put many miles on it for the past year before...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
I had a few problems with my car when I was in...

I had a few problems with my car when I was in AZ.
Checking here on the forum for a recommended wrench brought me to a guy who was awesome and diagnosed everything, spot-on with no hesitation....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
I'm thinking about calling around tomorrow about...

I'm thinking about calling around tomorrow about prices for an engine swap.
It will cost well over $100 in towing just to take it to another place, has to happen anyways if I'm going to swapI guess....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
I'm not necessarily that experienced with these...

I'm not necessarily that experienced with these but my gut instinct is that it's still the timing chain.
When the engine jolted and then quit I tried restarting it and it jumped for the first two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
I did find a 250,XXX 617 engine for sale on the...

I did find a 250,XXX 617 engine for sale on the forum but I'm in upstate NY and those miles are too steep for me to sink that kind of money into a swap.
I guess it may be up to the gods.
I'll go...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
Thanks for the reply. I've done some research...

Thanks for the reply.
I've done some research and it just seems more likely that the timing chain would have broken first but the mechanic says it's seized.
The wrench knew a guy with a potential...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By miljohnj5
Engine replacement (Good Lord)

After having my '85 300D die last week and then diagnosed as the engine seized but offering no real explanation how/why this week... I first posted my dang car here for parts a few days ago.
Anyway-...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-22-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By miljohnj5
Unhappy Selling / parting out 85' 300D

Hello all-
Sad to say I might be rid of my 300D. I've been a member for quite some time here on the forum and picked up all my tips and tricks from you guys. I made it round trip NY -> AZ in her...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-25-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By miljohnj5
The bottom line for me is that I have no proof...

The bottom line for me is that I have no proof she followed me, even though its beyond coincidence I have no proof. Hopefully a PI would know where to start but it could easily be a wallet drain. The...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-25-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By miljohnj5
Angry Advice sought.

Since this forum provides some anoniminity, I'll be open about a serious problem affecting me. A lot of you guys are no BS hardliners and/or intelligent folk and somewhere in the middle of these two...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-21-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By miljohnj5
I know of Kierkegaard- but I'm pretty sure it...

I know of Kierkegaard- but I'm pretty sure it wasn't him because I presume the material I mentioned would be too empirical for his style. Then again, I'm not well versed except for his either/or work.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-21-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By miljohnj5
Question Does anyone remember...

Does anyone recall which thread had a posting about a 17th-19th Century (Danish?) philosopher/political scientist who traced the commonalities of all great empires and their similar downfalls in a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By miljohnj5
I'd have to vote for Star-Tron too, usually found...

I'd have to vote for Star-Tron too, usually found at Marine West retailers- it works great. You can also get the larger tank cleaner bottle because you can't over-do the dosage. If there is a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-19-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,408
Posted By miljohnj5
Logical reaction to senseless action.

I recently moved to Arizona. In a little less than 2 weeks I've had two confrontations from people who want to fight because either I was driving too slow or because they believe I cut them off. Two...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-16-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,408
Posted By miljohnj5
Question Uhhh...

I saw some bits of this material on TV last night and it gave me the willies until I fell asleep. :eek:
If the cop had a dash mounted camera, that would have been well... unbelievable....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
I drove it. Turbo was still working and there...

I drove it. Turbo was still working and there weren't any more issues after my (mis) adventure #2 beyond the slight ticking sound which will be looked into next week. Oil leak slowed to 1 drop per 20...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Red face The sign said Arizona

I made it into town last week. I also made an appointment for my car with a forum recommended mechanic. I'll report the details so maybe this thread can be resourceful later.
In the meanwhile, I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Question (Mis)adventure #2

After two years with minimal problems, my car decided to give me a second close encounter that occured this morning as I began just inside the Texas border on I40 toward Amarillo. Mein auto started...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-25-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Yes. Thanks to all for the great input. Also, an...

Yes. Thanks to all for the great input. Also, an especially big thanks to STJAMES for helping me out with the better part of two days worth of work. Especially since he only charged me the equivalent...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
The fuel seems fine at the secondary filter. From...

The fuel seems fine at the secondary filter. From there, I'm pretty sure we only looked at the block side of the hard lines where it was intially alright then later, dry as a bone. I don't think we...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
The guy helping me is willing to get on this...

The guy helping me is willing to get on this forum. His forum name should be Roger Nappier. He's trying to help as much as possible. Please describe the lifter pump. It's NOT the primary/spring...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
-We drained it to let it settle and didn't notice...

-We drained it to let it settle and didn't notice any difference in appearance, neither with water nor settled residue.
-I will try the alternate source after pumping it a great deal tomorrow....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Yes- about as much. I had 3/4 tank and about 10...

Yes- about as much. I had 3/4 tank and about 10 gallons came out with a little left in the tank which we later drained and replaced with good diesel. At which point it started to run better then got...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
The fuel cap was off when I discovered the...

The fuel cap was off when I discovered the problem so it was put back in place before I left yesterday morning. I don't understand though how the injection pump isn't working if its just air in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Is there a chance they dumped in gas or...

Is there a chance they dumped in gas or something? The guy helping me said he's heard of oil trucks filling up gas in the diesel tanks at smaller places. Would it mess up the injectors though? A...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
When we drained it, it ran fast all the way down...

When we drained it, it ran fast all the way down without blockage. It has the newer spring loaded pump and we used it. He also thought of air intrusion but nothing happened after we replaced the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Thanks- one of the repairs I asked for before I...

Thanks- one of the repairs I asked for before I left was to have the timing chain replaced. Can a bad crimping job affect the injector timing? What about the vacuum system problem because of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
Any indie's near St James Missouri???

I found a guy who doesn't know diesels but he's been a real help. We drained the tank and the problem isn't in the tank. The fuel makes it into the primary filter fine. After that the injectors just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
ok guys. By purging I could know whether the...

ok guys.
By purging I could know whether the problem is in the tank for sure? I'll try it tomorrow and give a shop a call tomorrow and get an idea for draining and replacing the filter. I'll have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By miljohnj5
3/4 diesel in tank I cannot reverse the lines...

3/4 diesel in tank
I cannot reverse the lines myself, I wish I could.
How much would this cost? Can any mechanic do it?
What is the probability of it just being in the tank?
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