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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 23,938
Posted By carock
Were you able to get the AC clutch to operate at...

Were you able to get the AC clutch to operate at idle speeds under 800 rpm with the EGR computer removed? I think the Klima or the EGR computer has some function to increase idle speed when it falls...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-13-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By carock
I think this is the wrong forum for this...

I think this is the wrong forum for this question. A 2016 C300 is too new to be considered a vintage Mercedes. I think you will get many good responses by posting a question on the benzworld.org...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-13-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
Okay, let's assume I am full of s***. It has...

Okay, let's assume I am full of s***. It has happened many times before.

So I have a question, why does Mercedes etch an arrow on their their thermostat and the FSM directs you to make sure the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
There is no flawed understanding of a dual-poppet...

There is no flawed understanding of a dual-poppet bypass thermostat. There is a flawed understanding of the formation of an air bubble in the REAR thermostat compartment when filling the system with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-12-2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
Anyway, today I tried installing a new thermostat...

Anyway, today I tried installing a new thermostat with no success using my vacuum bleeder. You think a vacuum bleeder would solve any problem, but the car still over heated. I drilled a 1/16 inch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
No, the bleed to the upper radiator hose is...

No, the bleed to the upper radiator hose is sealed from the rear thermostat compartment when the thermostat is closed. The wax element on the back of the thermostat will sit in an air bubble until...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
When the engine is cold, the poppet is closed.

When the engine is cold, the poppet is closed.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
If you look at the bypass passage built into the...

If you look at the bypass passage built into the thermostat you will see that it only bleeds air from the FRONT of the thermostat. Any air on the back of the thermostat is trapped unless the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
[QUOTE=tangofox007;4231193]When adding coolant to...

[QUOTE=tangofox007;4231193]When adding coolant to a cold engine, is there anything to prevent coolant from filling the engine via the built-in bleed passage? Is there anything that obstructs...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-08-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
The correctly built Mercedes thermostats come...

The correctly built Mercedes thermostats come with a "ding" built into the thermostat seal that acts just like a hole drilled in your thermostat. There is an arrow etched into the thermostat to show...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-07-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
Coolant exits the cylinder head, travels down...

Coolant exits the cylinder head, travels down through the radiator and travels up into the lower radiator hose where it gets trapped by a closed thermostat. The bleed hole built into the thermostat...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-07-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By carock
Some of these bolts will be next to impossible to...

Some of these bolts will be next to impossible to find other than getting them from Mercedes. Examples are the starter bolts, and flywheel bolts. Your best bet might be to get the Mercedes part...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
It is really hard to get a photo of the...

It is really hard to get a photo of the "ding"!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-05-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By carock
25k is too much for that car. Rust free, no...

25k is too much for that car. Rust free, no accident damage, and a good interior might make it worth $12k. You don't get extra money for a car because you fixed some problems to keep the car running....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
If you check the bleed passage in the thermostat...

If you check the bleed passage in the thermostat housing, you will see that it only bleeds air from the FRONT of the thermostat, to the cylinder head exit. This does nothing to get rid of. a bubble...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By carock
I have recently been through the same issue..... ...

I have recently been through the same issue.....

The original Mercedes thermostats came with an arrow etched onto the thermostat to point the direction "up". The thermostat was supposed to mounted...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By carock
My vote would be for rebuilding the engine...

My vote would be for rebuilding the engine now.The reason is that myself and two other 300 series owners found that our high milage engines had bottom end issues that were going to require machining...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By carock
Wow, that is an impressive bit of fiddling!

Wow, that is an impressive bit of fiddling!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By carock
I bought an 85 300 CD California car three years...

I bought an 85 300 CD California car three years ago with 245k on the clock. I bought the car because it was a single owner car, always garaged, and never hit, all in for $5500. The car's top speed...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-15-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By carock
It sounds like this car needs a complete...

It sounds like this car needs a complete mechanical rebuild. You are not going to be able to afford to have someone do all that for you. What I have found is that these cars need every gasket, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By carock
Yes, I am having the same issue, I cannot post a...

Yes, I am having the same issue, I cannot post a new topic.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By carock
Rest assured that you will not be able to make...

Rest assured that you will not be able to make the EGR valve functional without a working EGR computer, which you are unlikely to have anyway. So rest easy, because there is nothing you can do to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-13-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By carock
Are There Two 617 California Starters

My 1985 California 300CD continues to fight me.....

The 1985 California 617 has a starter with the solenoid on the bottom instead of the top to provide extra room for the trap oxidizer. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-12-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By carock
Are There Two 617 California Starters?

My 1985 California 300CD just keeps fighting me with more problems....

I ordered a Bosch starter from Pelican, and it is listed as a California starter. However, the solenoid on the rebuilt unit...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By carock
What I couldn't find, even after contacting...

What I couldn't find, even after contacting Loctite corp via email was:

How much to adjust torque setting due to lubricant quality of liquid Loctite.

It is supposed to be a 15% reduction in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By carock
617 Turbo Bolt Nuts

Are the four 10mm nuts that hold the turbo to the exhaust manifold supposed to be the copper coated nuts, like the intake-exhaust manifold nuts?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-30-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By carock
So you are saying that the struts I am talking...

So you are saying that the struts I am talking about are not necessary when replacing the trap oxidizer with a bypass pipe? There is nothing special about these struts, they came on all the 1985...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By carock
Well, looks like a new Bosch rebuilt starter for...

Well, looks like a new Bosch rebuilt starter for me. Thanks for the info guys!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-28-2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By carock
I removed the trap oxidizer and I am running the...

I removed the trap oxidizer and I am running the bypass pipe. However I have learned from MCBA members that you still need the braces even after removing the trap oxidizer.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-27-2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By carock
Need 1985 Calif 617 Trap Oxidizer Struts

1985 California edition 300CD came with a trap oxidizer. There are three metal struts that serve as brackets. Two of the struts fasten to the exhaust manifold stud located under the turbo. One strut...
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