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Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2004, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Christophe
Thank 'ya

That should do it!

Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Christophe
603 Starting Problems

Ok. So the '87 300TD runs great but I'm having intermittent trouble starting it lately. Here's what happens.

Most of the time it starts right up with no problem.

But, sometimes it takes a long...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2004, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,663
Posted By Christophe
My head is strong.

Just got my 124 300TD and it still has the original "...14" head with 170km. Car runs strong, no overheating and no presure in the radiator. As previously stated, not all the oringianl heads are bad...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-03-2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 94,153
Posted By Christophe
Yep. It's supposed to blow only hot when the...

Yep. It's supposed to blow only hot when the defrost selector is on with the A/C compressor engaged to dry it out. The defrost selector is ment for quickly defrosting the window like when you are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-08-2003, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Christophe

Thanks for the input.

Dependable Auto Shippers quoted a price of $850 from San Francisco to Baltimore. Seems like an ok price.

Yeah, I would drive myself but I can't take the time away from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-06-2003, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Christophe
Transporting car cross country

My girlfriend is going to Nursing school on the right coast and needs to transport her car from the left coast.

Does anyone have good experience with any of the car transportation companies?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-28-2003, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Christophe
AC always on

Just purchased a new '85 300TD which has been a nice improvement over my '80 and I'm trying to work out the little problems.

Here is one problem: The AC is always on if any of the controls on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2003, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Christophe
124TD vs. 123TD

Sorry to change the subject but....

Just wondering what you think of the 124TD versus the 123TD (which I have right now).

I'm thinking about maybe trying to find and '87TD because the current...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-06-2003, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By Christophe
Low Collant Temp

My coolant temp has been registering at around or below 40C when the car is warm so I tried changing the thermostat and the sender unit next to the #2 Injector.

Still reads 40C.

Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-09-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Christophe
Talking Bleeding Brakes with "Power Bleeder"

I had a bunch of parts to replace on the brake system and had to bleed the system. I never had much luck bleeding with the Mighty Vac. I never felt like I got all of the air out.

Bought the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2002, 07:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,566
Posted By Christophe
Not so funny

Sorry but I don't think it's so funny that you slapped the kid. Although he sounds like a punk, I don't think that resorting to violence is particularly funny.

I, for one, got an old Mercedes...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 12-06-2002, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By Christophe
Good Book

There's also a pretty good book called "From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank".

You can order at this site:

It goes into a lot of different options from running...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2002, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Christophe


Yes it does help.:)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-29-2002, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Christophe
Vacuum problems...?

Thanks for the response.

As for vacuum problems, the primary problem I am having is with the transmission and secondary problem is with the climate control.

Transmission has a harsh 1-2 shift...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-29-2002, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Christophe
Vacum Pump Question

While working on my brakes, I decided to check the vacum pump pressure.

At the brake booster (with all the other lines plugged up) I'm getting about 24 to 25 PSI at idle. But, in the Haines...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2002, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By Christophe

Having similar problems but whatz a "monovalve"?

And yes, I am a neophyte.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2002, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 103,360
Posted By Christophe

Hey, fuel costs are still incredibly low in the US of A compared to most parts of the world. We are very lucky. Of course, if one took into consideration the costs of maintaining our fuel supply we...
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