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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By cmac2012
Yup. Hydroelectric and wind energy also both...

Yup. Hydroelectric and wind energy also both come from the sun, not to mention hydrocarbons, which are essentially stored ancient solar energy.

I'm guessing that nuclear and geothermal are the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 260
Posted By cmac2012
Not true, I'm still alive and looking for...

Not true, I'm still alive and looking for investors.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 161
Posted By cmac2012
https://i.postimg.cc/BnNVsPs7/swing_and_miss.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/BnNVsPs7/swing_and_miss.jpg
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-18-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
The rats I see around here are maybe 5 to 7...

The rats I see around here are maybe 5 to 7 inches long, not counting the tale. Mice are quite a bit smaller.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-16-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
I was in a household once where a couple of...

I was in a household once where a couple of kittens came home with someone, kittens that had been taken from their mother too soon we discovered. Weird cats.

I think the instinct to follow small...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-16-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
Feral cats raised by feral mothers would likely...

Feral cats raised by feral mothers would likely be better hunter of rats than domesticated cats accustomed to high quality meat meals, delivered regularly. I've been around quite a few cats that...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
Good tip.

Good tip.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By cmac2012
I gather a pad also protects hood paint from...

I gather a pad also protects hood paint from engine heat. The paint on my 123 is pretty nice. I pulled the old pad off, was falling off in big pieces. I haven’t driven it much since then - will...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-15-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
Both are outdoor. One catches rats now and then....

Both are outdoor. One catches rats now and then. A homesteader woman once told me that cats are better mousers when they have kittens. Cats that are well fed don’t have the same primal urge to catch...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
Worth a try. I could come up with some way to...

Worth a try. I could come up with some way to secure them inside of some sort of metal screen so they stay put.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
They have two cats. I'm trying to find some...

They have two cats.

I'm trying to find some sort of fexible steel mesh that can be used to wrap the hoses. Won't be easy. He says if it happens again he's selling the car. His other vehicles...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-15-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 357
Posted By cmac2012
Rodent proofing engine compartment

One of my best clients has an '08 S550. He lives in the semi boonies of Woodside, CA. A not small number of horses live not far away. Leads to rats - all the horse feed lying about.

He recently...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By cmac2012
Great, good advice. I was thinking 5K on semi...

Great, good advice. I was thinking 5K on semi synthetic would be OK. I'm guessing T6 is full synthetic.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By cmac2012
Swapping oil filter between oil changes

I've been using Rotella T5 for a couple of changes on my 300SDL. I'm at 3700 since the last change now, need to head north for a family issue soon, about 1500 miles. I've heard of swapping the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
Put it all back together. Reamed the glow plug...

Put it all back together. Reamed the glow plug chambers, got quite a bit of carbon out, maybe not as much as Kent spoke of on some that he had done. As I still had the injectors out I used...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
So, too much ALDA boost can ruin an engine?

So, too much ALDA boost can ruin an engine?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By cmac2012
How do you know it happened in 15 seconds? One...

How do you know it happened in 15 seconds? One of my clients has a BMW 540D, about 2016, I forget exactly, his computer will issue an audible alarm for such things as temp, going over 73mph, things...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,281
Posted By cmac2012
Hey, great save. I found two excellent palomino...

Hey, great save. I found two excellent palomino seats in a 300SD a few months back and then discovered that they wouldn't swap into my 300SDL. They changed the seats and electonics in the post '85...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
Never drove one of those. I heard mixed reports...

Never drove one of those. I heard mixed reports - extra weight and complexity. If I lived in a snowy region would be much different.

The hood got old in a hurry. First time I swapped the timing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
Didn't ask about that.

Didn't ask about that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
I took my mechanic buddy Ky up on his offer to...

I took my mechanic buddy Ky up on his offer to show me the injector test, vid below. He said he thought those shields would work. The larger hole models are close to 1/64" less in OD. All of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
I know that one pretty well. My first E30 was my...

I know that one pretty well. My first E30 was my favorite car ever, at least up til that time. Not as fast as some of the Bimmers, but plenty fast enough and just a great feel. I got 450k out of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-30-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
Thanks. I've been wrenching on various cars for...

Thanks. I've been wrenching on various cars for a long time and it's sort of amazing how little I know. I'm pretty good on brakes.

To the present, never a dull moment. I got my shipment from...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
On my departed 300SD, a buddy of mine with two...

On my departed 300SD, a buddy of mine with two 123 617s back then, about 12 years ago, told me that I could take the cap off the ALDA and turn it, I forget which direction, to get more power. He...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
This is the first time I've had injectors off of...

This is the first time I've had injectors off of one of these motors. Looked like a fair amount of carbon buildup down in there but what do I know.

Even though it's low miles, pretty sure it was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
It's near rocket science to me at this point. It...

It's near rocket science to me at this point. It sure seems like an electric line leading from it. Not sure what that's doing.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
I used mostly WD-40 as that tiny nozzle was good...

I used mostly WD-40 as that tiny nozzle was good for getting into the plastic line as well as the end of the part in the photo I'm guessing the two pieces together are the banjo bolt. I got into it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,913
Posted By cmac2012
Is that something that needs attention? ...

Is that something that needs attention?

Speaking of goo, I pulled the ALDA line from the manifold, that was on advice from this one:



Oh man, not sure I'd call it soot, but it was black and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By cmac2012
Having the fan out is nice. This guy shows some...

Having the fan out is nice. This guy shows some tools for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwPf_sSTL7s&t=133s
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By cmac2012
I'm guessing you mean serpetine belt. It's about...

I'm guessing you mean serpetine belt. It's about an inch or inch and a quarter wide, right?

Looking at the graphic in post #17, the idler wheel is the one pretty much in the center. On my car...
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