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Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,420
Posted By herring
I ended up buying a new replacement (URO brand)...

I ended up buying a new replacement (URO brand) online.


The bolts are 5mm hex, and all I had in that size was a small hex wrench, which despite using penetrant and hammer taps, started stripping...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,420
Posted By herring
The little rubber/plastic nub broke off my front...

The little rubber/plastic nub broke off my front passenger door yesterday. The door still closes, but doesn't latch completely closed. It sort of pops a quarter inch back open.

From reading this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By herring
I'm having a neighbor replace my radiator, and...

I'm having a neighbor replace my radiator, and will put in a new thermostat while he's at it. On the pelican parts site, when I search for thermostats for my car (82 240D), some models come up...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By herring
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By herring
I found this because I have the same issue with...

I found this because I have the same issue with my '82 240D.
By substituting 240 instead of 300 in the link above, I was able to get diagrams for my car:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By herring
Best oil filter for OM616/617?

Soon after I got my car I found a discussion of which oil filter was best and someone literally ripped several brands apart and declared the Fram CH2930 the best. So I bought a stack of 'em, back...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By herring
Yeah, that did seem steep to me. They quoted...

Yeah, that did seem steep to me.
They quoted $575 for the radiator, and I do see I can get a Behr for $199.

My problem is that my time is so scarce with two little kids that I'm afraid to take...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-26-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By herring
Well, I finally got the car back from the...

Well, I finally got the car back from the mechanic. A couple more questions:

1. Apparently the bolts flying off caused a small hole in the radiator. I have not seen it yet, but it must be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By herring
I am in Woodbury. That's about 6 miles south of...

I am in Woodbury. That's about 6 miles south of Camden, more or less right across the river from the PHL airport. Someone on the Main Line would probably make more sense than schlepping it all the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By herring
I will try to get the mechanic to be thorough...

I will try to get the mechanic to be thorough about this. I don't want to offend him by telling him how to do his job, but I can pass this stuff on, since it was addressed to me.

And I will...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By herring
Mechanic for diesel W123 in Philly area (NJ side)?

My 1982 240D needs some work and it was last to a mechanic a couple of years ago. At that time I got the impression he wasn't doing as much work anymore, and he hasn't returned a phone message I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By herring
I don't know your history and plans with that...

I don't know your history and plans with that car, but shortly after I got my 240D the lock actuator inside the left rear door developed a leak, which of course prevented engine shut off. After...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By herring
OK, thanks guys. This makes me hopeful. I have...

OK, thanks guys. This makes me hopeful. I have a call in to the mechanic.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By herring
Sudden loud racket from engine @ main belt pulley

I drove a short distance on the highway at around 70 mph, with a nicely warmed up engine, and when I came to a stop at the bottom of the ramp there was a horrible noise coming out of the engine. It...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By herring
Yeah, someone had advised me of that, and then...

Yeah, someone had advised me of that, and then when I actually went to do the job I forgot about it.
I would not have thought of that, I assumed siphoning a bit out of the tank (if you don't have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By herring
I never followed up on this. Replacing the fuel...

I never followed up on this. Replacing the fuel filters did the job. Once I got the engine running (it took more cranking than I expected, even after using the hand pump per instructions), the...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-27-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By herring
Thanks, Mike. A boxcutter to make a slice down...

Thanks, Mike. A boxcutter to make a slice down the length of each one made them easy to pop off with a pair of needlenose pliers.
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-19-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By herring
I didn't have my location listed, your asking...

I didn't have my location listed, your asking where I lived is what got me to figure out how to get to the control panel and enter it.

I went and ordered myself a dozen (seems like having a few...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-19-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By herring
Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia area.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By herring
Thank you for explaining that! I'm less...

Thank you for explaining that! I'm less concerned now. I say "less" because I did in fact have the a/c on some. If the a/c is working (blows cold air) can I assume that everything's ok? Is there...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-19-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By herring
W123 door moulding--need clips?

I guess one downside of having a garage space for your antique car is when the door moulding catches on the stud of the wall and rips loose as you close the door. That happened to me this morning,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By herring
What is the "front" radiator on a 1982 240d?

I am away from home right now so don't have access to my service manual. I've just completed an hour of driving and while checking the oil level I noticed that the area right behind the front grille...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By herring
Thanks, guys! I would not have thought of that.

Thanks, guys! I would not have thought of that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By herring
W123 240D hesitation/loss of power on highway Why?

I got my car back from the mechanic a few weeks ago and on Sunday I took it out for its first highway trip. Engine and transmission were well warmed-up from in-town driving before I hit the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
Good point, I shouldn't really have asked that.

Good point, I shouldn't really have asked that.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
That makes sense to me. Is it safe to keep...

That makes sense to me.
Is it safe to keep driving this thing until I get it replaced (a few weeks tops)?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
Hmm, not what I expected. No clunking at all...

Hmm, not what I expected. No clunking at all from either front wheel despite several hard push/pulls perpendicular to the direction of rotation. I did notice that neither wheel seems to turn very...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
Any right turn, even if I'm accelerating into it.

Any right turn, even if I'm accelerating into it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
I will give that a try. The bearing also...

I will give that a try. The bearing also occurred to me. I mentioned it to someone I know and he said a bearing would probably make noise all the time, not just when making a turn.
But I will try...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By herring
Vibration on RIGHT turn only

My car has about 320,000 miles, I've only put on the last 10,000 or so over the past 2 years.
I have always heard a slight "clunk" out of the front right corner when going over uneven bumps (for...
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