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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-09-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By Brad123D
Nice job on the exhaust. I recently...

Nice job on the exhaust.

I recently straight piped my 84 300D and I love the mellow turbo sound.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,681
Posted By Brad123D
I'm still using Toilet Paper for elements. Hard...

I'm still using Toilet Paper for elements. Hard to beat the price of "Scott 1000" or similar. But, like I mentioned before, I'm having a harder time finding good TP lately. Some are making the center...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-02-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,681
Posted By Brad123D
Diesel911, I like your filter housing setup....

Diesel911,
I like your filter housing setup. You should keep working on the manufacturing aspect of this until you can make a reasonably priced unit that will still make you a profit. I guess you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By Brad123D
What I was basing this on was not Craigslist, it...

What I was basing this on was not Craigslist, it was a magazine type drive test/report that was done way back when a 123 was new. As I recall, it was a steady state 50 mph, probabably flat roads,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-22-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By Brad123D
30 is good for a 240, but I've read that closer...

30 is good for a 240, but I've read that closer to 40 mpg is possible when everything is done right. I get 32 mpg with my '84 300D. I wish it had a 5 spd manual trans. instead of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brad123D
I would call this a heavy side swipe. It looks...

I would call this a heavy side swipe. It looks like the car has been hit before this. Note the skim coat of bondo coming off of the upper front part of the driver door. It also looks like the rocker...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brad123D
Festive looking oil separator. A Christmas cookie...

Festive looking oil separator. A Christmas cookie tin. I went with the plumbing theme for mine. The air filter looks like a good thing, I think I'll check that brand out as a spare for mine. We used...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Brad123D
Interesting observation. A counter man at Napa...

Interesting observation. A counter man at Napa called it a Raycor or Raycor style. He didn't even need to look the element up, just walked over to it and it was right. Filters are readily available...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Brad123D
Thanks for the input. I removed the tank...

Thanks for the input.

I removed the tank screen from the tank and it was covered with "slime"(On paper towel in photo).

The fuel I siphoned from the tank looked clean.

I cut off the screen...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Brad123D
Permanently remove tank screen ?

Lately my 1984 123 has seemed to have fuel starvation symptoms, so I remove the fuel line at the tank and get just a dribble (with the tank cap loose). Has to be clogged. So i need to pull the tank...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,487
Posted By Brad123D
Mine was plugged up with dried mud...I think from...

Mine was plugged up with dried mud...I think from one of those black Mud Dauber wasps. The 123 has a vacuum/pressure differential check "Check valve". Opens at pressure of 30-50 mbar and at a vacuum...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,621
Posted By Brad123D
My '84 had the factory style K+N on it when I got...

My '84 had the factory style K+N on it when I got it years ago and now has a washable cone type filter. The car now has 380,000+ and runs great. I've read some of the so called tests and such...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,341
Posted By Brad123D
The car looks nice. In the 80's I drove a 115...

The car looks nice. In the 80's I drove a 115 that looked like that. They are great cars and you should buy it , IF you can deal with how slow they are.

Will you be able to drive that car in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,268
Posted By Brad123D
1984 300D. As you can see, not factory stock....

1984 300D. As you can see, not factory stock. About 378k.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By Brad123D
This is one of those jobs where sloppy work can...

This is one of those jobs where sloppy work can destroy the engine. If dirt, or debris from the gasket gets into the oil intake hole it can clog one or more of the oil squirters and burn up a piston....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By Brad123D
My oil cooler lines.

My oil cooler lines.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By Brad123D
My bypass filter.

My bypass filter.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By Brad123D
I wouldn't waste my time draining oil out of my...

I wouldn't waste my time draining oil out of my oil cooler...but then I do have an added bypass filter on my 84 300D.

I think the oil pressure at the cooler hoses is going to be the same, or very...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,399
Posted By Brad123D
My 6.2 chevy van has a warning near the intake -...

My 6.2 chevy van has a warning near the intake - "NOTICE- DO NOT USE STARTING FLUIDS, IMMEDIATE ENGINE DAMAGE CAN RESULT"

I never use ether on a diesel engine. I use it on gasoline engines only. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By Brad123D
I used braided stainless line from summit racing....

I used braided stainless line from summit racing. They are -3 I think. They sell the AN lines with ends already on them in different lengths. The problem is adapting to the oddball/metric Mercedes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By Brad123D
There are inline thermostatic controls available...

There are inline thermostatic controls available for racing and other auxiliary applications. You would need to make an adapter plate for the block, tapped for pipe fittings, and then use something...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 12-09-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Brad123D
Is it posted in the cars for sale section ? How...

Is it posted in the cars for sale section ? How much is it ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By Brad123D
That is some UGLY welding ! No wonder it broke. ...

That is some UGLY welding ! No wonder it broke.

You need to find a good driveshaft shop...but you already know that. Your nearest large city should have a competent shop.

I live in rural NW...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-29-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,028
Posted By Brad123D
With a mig welder ,a cut off grinder and the...

With a mig welder ,a cut off grinder and the proper handtools to sacrifice, one can easily make this tool for almost nothing. I've been using mine for years and I probably have about $2.00 in it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-20-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,193
Posted By Brad123D
I made my oil/air separator from 3" plumbing...

I made my oil/air separator from 3" plumbing fittings...a cleanout and a cap. Fittings tapped in and a bracket welded up. Seems to work good.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-10-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Brad123D
Get rid of the AC. Get a couple of racing seats....

Get rid of the AC. Get a couple of racing seats. Polycarbonate to replace glass. Remove rear seat. Put the battery in the trunk for better weight distribution. Spare tire at home. Have fun !
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By Brad123D
Put an electric fan on it. I put one on my 84...

Put an electric fan on it. I put one on my 84 300D and I don't think it has ever come on, even on hot days...and we had some very hot days in TN this summer. And yes, I have tested it and it does...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,157
Posted By Brad123D
Seems like an excellent way to clean the joints...

Seems like an excellent way to clean the joints if they are dried and lubed immediately. But I think vs' already knows that. Also, anyone rebooting without disassembly needs to remember to bump/slide...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,838
Posted By Brad123D
There are electric vacuum pumps available. OEM...

There are electric vacuum pumps available. OEM and aftermarket. I think that would be easier to adapt.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Brad123D
I suspect blown head gasket. If the car was...

I suspect blown head gasket.

If the car was badly overheated and then cold water pouring in without a cool down, then maybe a cracked head.
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