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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2020, 11:03 AM
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Posted By sokoloff
Best prices in Myrtle Beach - $1.73 for regular,...

Best prices in Myrtle Beach - $1.73 for regular, $1.86 for diesel. Lots of places under two bucks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the reply jay_bob. I've changed the...

Thanks for the reply jay_bob. I've changed the plugs a couple of times over the years. Had to drill one out once. I now make sure I do the job with the engine warm/hot and always use anti-seize on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By sokoloff
Finally got around to checking OBD codes. Wasn't...

Finally got around to checking OBD codes. Wasn't in a rush because the glow plug light and the check engine light were behaving properly and the car was running great. So as I was kind of expecting...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-11-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By sokoloff
Zerex G05

$13.99 this month at NAPA.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By sokoloff
No, I meant just a coolant change and maybe a...

No, I meant just a coolant change and maybe a light rinsing with just water. I haven't done a citric acid flush in awhile. Coolant has been coming out so clean and the system working so well that I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By sokoloff
Thoughts on coolant flush

I have religiously changed the coolant in the E300D every three years. This year marks the three years since the last time I did it. But the E300D has kind of been relegated to being a little used...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By sokoloff
Duly noted - thanks.

Duly noted - thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks, but the next time I change the fuel...

Thanks, but the next time I change the fuel filters I probably will have forgotten my experience. I did think that maybe I should have dumped the diesel fuel that was in the old filter into the new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By sokoloff
GOT IT!!! Thanks guys for all the tips and...

GOT IT!!! Thanks guys for all the tips and commiseration. Might be time for me to start writing checks to have someone else maintain my car. :(

What finally worked was a crescent wrench and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By sokoloff
Well, finally something went right. The car...

Well, finally something went right. The car finally started. Not sure if either of these things helped, but the fuel filler cap was off and the right front of the car happened to be jacked up. If...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the quick replies guys. No go with...

Thanks for the quick replies guys. No go with pliers, vise grips and penetrant. The pliers and vise grips are just scraping away at the piece as you might be able to see from the photo. I'll keep...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By sokoloff
Wheel "helper" piece stuck

I swear I am getting incompetent in my old age or maybe I should say more incompetent. I'm in the middle of doing a B service on my E300D which I have done probably fifteen times before with no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By sokoloff
Aha, finally got it to reset to 10K miles. Not...

Aha, finally got it to reset to 10K miles. Not really sure what the secret was, but I will certainly try to reset it in the future before it gives me the "Service due" notice.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the replies guys. I've got new...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I've got new O-rings on both filters, although I did initially forget about the one in the pre filter.

I forgot about filling the filter with diesel to make it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By sokoloff
Starting after changing the fuel filters

I haven't changed the fuel filters in the E300D for four of five years, so as part of the service I'm doing, I changed them both today. I know that since there is no manual primer that it might take...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By sokoloff
Resetting maintenance reminder

I've probably done this 50 times on my E300D with no issues. However this time I'm stumped. I've used the procedure in the owners manual that has always worked in the past, but am having no luck...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By sokoloff
So I'm reviving this thread. All had been normal...

So I'm reviving this thread. All had been normal for almost six months. Then the other day the same thing happened. Both the glow plug light and the check engine light both came on and stayed on. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By sokoloff
Thanks for the replies guys and thanks for the...

Thanks for the replies guys and thanks for the spelling lesson. You made me go look at package. :)

Car is running so well that I don't want to do something to disturb that. Not only that, but...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By sokoloff
Biobar - yea or nay?

My E300 has never had a Biobor treatment in the 20 years I've owned it and I'm wondering if doing one would be a wise thing to do or should I leave well enough alone. Car runs great - typically get...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-21-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By sokoloff
Glow plug light on/off

So a few weeks ago when I started the E300D, the glow plug light came on and then went out as usual. Then once the car started (just fine BTW), the glow plug light and the check engine light came...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By sokoloff
Started with the easy stuff - got the wheels...

Started with the easy stuff - got the wheels balanced and rotated and the shimmy has just about disappeared. I might be imagining that there is still a little shimmy because I'm looking for it. But...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By sokoloff
You can see from my photo above that the brakes...

You can see from my photo above that the brakes were worn down to the point where they tripped the sensor(s). Funny thing is that not once did the low pad warning light come on during my 1000 mile...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By sokoloff
Finally got around to replacing the front brake...

Finally got around to replacing the front brake pads. Here's what they looked like with 99K miles on them. They were between 2 and 3 mm.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-25-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By sokoloff
Shimmy at 55 mph

Got a slight shimmy a few mph on each side of 55 mph. Above and below 55 everything is pretty good. The shimmy isn't horrible, but it's definitely noticeable. Where do I start looking for the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-21-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By sokoloff
Fool replying here Diseasel. :) So I did...

Fool replying here Diseasel. :)

So I did order new brake pads and sensors for the front with the hope of either replacing the pads or taking the new parts with me in case I needed them. However,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By sokoloff
Brake warning light

My brake pad warning light on the E300 came on this evening. I've driven the car 210 miles since February, so it sits a lot. Today I took it to fill it up and all was well. This evening I washed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By sokoloff
Glow plug light on/off

Last week I my E300D started just fine, but the glow plug light stayed on for the entire fifty mile trip I took. After that and since it has been working just fine. I tested the plugs this AM and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-11-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By sokoloff
Except for the SRS module, lug bolts and one...

Except for the SRS module, lug bolts and one piece of fuel hose, everything is gone.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By sokoloff
Found a couple of more things - lug bolts and...

Found a couple of more things - lug bolts and tire pressure indicators.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By sokoloff
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