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Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By clarknova
that's what I needed to know...

thanks Stevo!
that'll make life a bit easier.
cheers
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-01-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By clarknova
Revival

hello again,
haven't had the time to fix this issue but now need to take another crack at it.
1979 300D - vacuum pump blows oil into intake. can I swap with later model pump? local pic-n-pull has...
Forum: Tech Help 04-03-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By clarknova
one down...

ok, so i got an owner's manual.
now about the fuse that keeps blowing out. it's the #30 (20amp) for the seat and mirror adjustments. where should I start looking? i figured the seat switches are...
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By clarknova
no test drive...

no test drive...
Forum: Tech Help 03-29-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By clarknova
New beastie in the stable - '96 s500

greetings and salutations!
i have happily owned a '79 300D for a few years now with the help of this forum. thank you all for that.
now the wife is pregnant and needed a safe, reliable car. i...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-23-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By clarknova
vac pump spewing oil

grr. just when I had nailed down the glow plug issues and gotten running again...
the vacuum pump is leaking oil around the gasket. ok. no big deal, just need a new gasket, right?
but wait, there's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By clarknova
I've always had a fascination with switches... ...

I've always had a fascination with switches...
this is just the functional prototype. soon to come will be a brushed stainless set with no visible fasteners. but for now I'm just happy it works:D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2006, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By clarknova
new life for old window switch

backstory - months ago my OEM passenger window switch cluster had it's face busted off by an over-zealous passenger in need of a cigarette. I purchased a replacement switch (as the faceplate could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-05-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By clarknova
hmm...

once it dries out here I'll be replacing the rear windshield seal (assuming I can locate the replacement one I have hiding in the shop).
no sunroof.
I'll check the firewall behind the battery soon...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-04-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By clarknova
A pond in the rear footwell...

it's been raining round here and everytime it does my rear footwells fill with water, a LOT of water. in 12 hours I accumulated 3" of water on the floor. needless to say I don't keep my floormats...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-04-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By clarknova
I agree with DieselAddict...

my 79 300D had been holding the driveway in place for a month. the oilcap had been doing a smoky little dance before she stopped running and I was worried I was in for big service, possibly even a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
valves adjusted

and still can't get her to run...
the battery has just about had it (three year old Diehard), so I'll be getting a new one. probably get an Interstate, I've had problems with warranty service at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
again...

can a leak down test be performed by the DIY mechanic?
what exactly is involved?

any ideas why my 300D just won't run? (please refer to previous post)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-01-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
ugh...

so tried to get in for a leak down and comp test, but can't get started.
she'll crank and crank and fire a little, but just when she's about to start up the starter disengages from the flywheel and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
what is involved in the leak down test? can it...

what is involved in the leak down test? can it be done in the home garage like compression testing?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
oh boy...

is it possible that the uneven wear on the cams and rockers has made for erroneous valve adjustments and loss of compression? would a maladjusted valve cause the smoky dance of the oil cap or is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
what to ask?

what should I be braced for?
the engine only has 150k original on it. I am hoping this isn't going to necessitate a new engine or a full rebuild. what can I expect to determine from compression...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-20-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By clarknova
Exclamation Big service on the horizon?

the great orange beast ('79 300D) has become increasingly more difficult to start and is burning more oil when she does decide to run...
when I got her in '03 the PO said the #3 had low compression...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
Talking vac sys sucks... YAY

so went back through the interlock system and discovered the trunk pod wasn't holding vac. disconnected trunk and fuel flap leg from the four-way on the passenger side, plugged the empty connects...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
???

it looks like I've only got one green line for the ACC sys, two yellows (one for interlock and the other to the tank?) one black for the cruise control, one brown for the ignition and shutoff, and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
Grrr...

OK, so I tested the under dash check valve and it holds just fine. ACC sys is leaking somewhere so I've disconnected it from the vac supply and plugged it off.
However, I still have the problem of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
thankfully I haven't broken a vac line, interlock...

thankfully I haven't broken a vac line, interlock sys is still operational. i'll try to isolate and test the check valve. any idea about the driver side vac tank? still not sure if I have one or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
under dash check valve???

came across an interesting phenomenon yesterday. checking the door pods and remembered I hadn't disconnnected the HVAC supply line. after disconnect and plugging, I started her up to check...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
update

been sick for a couple days, so progress has been slow.
big thanks to Diesel Giant for the great pictorial.
LarryBible, you're right, these are the easiest door panels aside from my VW.
definitely...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2006, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
so yeah, any of you had much luck tracking down...

so yeah, any of you had much luck tracking down leaks in the vac system?
not holding good vacuum at the main branches off the pump (will post pix and details tomorrow) nor at the line from the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By clarknova
Tracking vacuum problems

haven't dusted off the MityVac in a while so would like some feedback first..
the car - 1979 300D w123 non-turbo 5 cyl
the prob - sometimes I turn the engine off and it stops running, fine.
other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-31-2005, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By clarknova
hey Matt

just talked myself out of it as well...
haven't had the time, pocket fresh or replacement transport to keep on top of Jaeger's needs and wants. but with more time on hand and an almost reliable VW,...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-15-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,619
Posted By clarknova
a little older...

I've had problems with my 79' Becker Europa (the old AM/FM dial a tune).
it'll play nice and clean for a while and then just cut out. I have checked and re-checked the wiring and fuses to no avail....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By clarknova
Diablo-Diesel: the coffee table rocks!!! ...

Diablo-Diesel:
the coffee table rocks!!!

at work I've got an old outboard carburettor for a pencil holder, but no MB parts yet... 'yet' being the operative.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-27-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By clarknova
81Wagon: aimable from inside the car, of...

81Wagon:
aimable from inside the car, of course;)
just haven't figured if we're going with mechanical linkages or servo control. should be able to get about a 135 degree sweep out of the front...
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