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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By Merkey
Wow, THANKS! For our 2009 ML, looks like: ...

Wow, THANKS!

For our 2009 ML, looks like:
Software Update
New copper catalyst, DOC, DPF
New NOx sensor
New ECU
New coolant thermostat (existing part A6422001915)

What...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By Merkey
Interesting. Why will they be replacing the...

Interesting.
Why will they be replacing the exhaust systems on some models?
Is the DPF part of that?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By Merkey
Mercedes Bluetec Settlement

We have a 2009 ML320 Bluetec in the household, which we LOVE.
So, this breaking news is of great interest...

Thoughts, opinions, more info?
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Bittersweet update: After discussion with my...

Bittersweet update:

After discussion with my GF and some offers from Members here, I decided to sell it.
It was towed to its new home where the Mechanic will try to revive her!
End of an era for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Orange County, CA. I posted that I was...

Orange County, CA.
I posted that I was thinking about letting it go before, and had a PM from a member, which I responded to, but never heard back.
Anyone who is serious, can pm me.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
I think I'm gonna let her go. Its a surplus...

I think I'm gonna let her go.
Its a surplus car, that I don't use much and she has served me well.
Dont feel like I have the time or energy to fix it.

Getting quotes from the local Junkyards as...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Apologies. Been lots going on and this was put...

Apologies.
Been lots going on and this was put on the backburner...

Today, I took a deeper look, and here is what went down...
No further leakage I could see of note under the engine(Drip tray...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Wholeheartedly agree with both of you. Maybe...

Wholeheartedly agree with both of you.

Maybe the fuel was ejected out of the fuel return line from #1 injector to the front fuel filter assembly. I had disconnected it and it was pointing down...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Thanks! I am a pretty competent wrencher(I...

Thanks!
I am a pretty competent wrencher(I think)...
Have the tools...

I'm just buried with other projects and the car has been a spare for a couple of years now...
Just trying to decide if I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Got it! So I was trying to get a feel for...

Got it!

So I was trying to get a feel for parts costs...

Here is what I have on my list so far:
1/ Head Gasket set ($45)
2/ Head Bolt set($?)
3/ Maybe Lift pump ($137)

Anything else I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Doesn't that mean I'm pulling the head off either...

Doesn't that mean I'm pulling the head off either of those 2 scenarios?

My concern would be if its leaking into the crankcase, telling me I lost a piston ring or such... that would be a deal...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Only have a HF leakdown tester, but better than...

Only have a HF leakdown tester, but better than nought.
Think I might do a quick Oil injection test beforehand on 1 and 2, and see what happens for fun.

So, at this point, a good guess is I am in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Thats kinda what I was thinking... Thanks for...

Thats kinda what I was thinking...
Thanks for the conformation!

Thanks for the thought about "gas" dilution, but I filled it myself, about 200 miles ago, so I doubt it.

Ok, so its been a fun...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Agreed, and that is what I was trying to...

Agreed, and that is what I was trying to rationalize out.
Had the engine oil level gone down or started similar, my supposition would have been different.

I did get the hood open last night, so...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
No joy today, even tho the Compression tester...

No joy today, even tho the Compression tester arrived...

Guess that Murphy's Law is in full swing...

I went out to put the battery on charge, ready for the compression test, and the hood...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Pulled the Air Filter housing and all was intact,...

Pulled the Air Filter housing and all was intact, so no sign of rodent ingress.

To clarify, I cranked the engine sans injectors, and it sounded fine... I did not notice any obvious ejections.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
So, I did a refresher on the Lift pump/IP failure...

So, I did a refresher on the Lift pump/IP failure possibility.

Can someone explain what I need to look for or test?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
I need to have a better understanding of your...

I need to have a better understanding of your comment.
Will research before I ask further questions.

In the meantime, here is a little video I did of my test of one of the injectors.
I’m not...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Thanks. It had been bypassed when I got the...

Thanks.
It had been bypassed when I got the car.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Got ya! Engine cranked over smoothly, with no...

Got ya!
Engine cranked over smoothly, with no obvious issues.

I had assumed the injector lines would produce fuel, so I bagged all 4, but there was next to nothing in them...
However, there was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Ok. Update. Pulled injectors. Nothing...

Ok. Update.
Pulled injectors.
Nothing obviously wrong but #1 and #3 were covered with black oil.
Prechambers looked all clean and similar.

Took them to the bench and deployed the Pop...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
I will drain the oil today, while im pulling the...

I will drain the oil today, while im pulling the Injectors.

I regularly send my other vehicles oil to Blackstone.
The issue I have with that is it seems to be taking 2+ weeks to get results now,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
But a blown HG would not explain the engine oil...

But a blown HG would not explain the engine oil level going up, would it??
Assuming its not coolant.
I checked coolant today... same level, and clear, Zerex amber, no sign of oil in coolant, or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Ok! I just ordered a Diesel Compression...

Ok!

I just ordered a Diesel Compression tester, will be here tomorrow.
Today, I might pull the injectors and take a look at them, which is all steps in the right direction..
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Thanks guys! As far as I know, the head has...

Thanks guys!

As far as I know, the head has never been off.

Just some further thoughts, and trying to apply logic...

So, I assume the oil level was correct or close to it, and now after...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Thanks. It never normally uses any oil between...

Thanks.
It never normally uses any oil between changes and last time Iíd checked it, it was spot on the mark.
Now itís way high.
Canít seem to Upload pics.

I do have an injector pop tester...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Yes. OM601 2.2 liter 4 cyl No turbo I’m...

Yes.
OM601 2.2 liter 4 cyl No turbo

I’m reluctant to try to start it until I know more.
Anyone suggest anything I can do?
Compression test?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,141
Posted By Merkey
Oh NO! Is she dead?

Took my dear 190d for a run today to Home Depot.... first time in a month, and something bad happened...
Not been using her much the last year since I got my Jetta TDI, but wanted to keep here...
Forum: Tech Help 06-20-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Merkey
:D:D

:D:D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,132
Posted By Merkey
220k miles now and I just got her back after...

220k miles now and I just got her back after another long lend to a child...

It just never ceases to amaze me that everytime I get her back after a lend period these millennials miss her, and...
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