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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 878
Posted By shadetreemechan
I know thats my problem too. Its been our daily...

I know thats my problem too. Its been our daily driver for 12 years now. Everytime I think about pulling a part off of it for the 84 I cringe and just buy new.
I did pull the vac pod off of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 878
Posted By shadetreemechan
I am trying to decide whether to retire my 85...

I am trying to decide whether to retire my 85 wagon. We totaled it in AZ three years ago, but it drove back to TN with a bent frame. After spending a couple months looking for a replacement and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-28-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,690
Posted By shadetreemechan
Oh, now I see why you can't sell me a sanden kit...

Oh, now I see why you can't sell me a sanden kit till May.
Looks like fun!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-23-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By shadetreemechan
I suspect the issue is worn insulation. If that...

I suspect the issue is worn insulation. If that is the case, switch continuity will still test fine. You are looking for continuity between wire and chassis ground or continuity between two wires....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-19-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By shadetreemechan
I would look the same place I did back in 2013. ...

I would look the same place I did back in 2013. That repair is still holding up. Pull the fuse and then check wire continuity with ground. Your issue will be with the wire that has continuity with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-15-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By shadetreemechan
Is it the early one or late one? I think they...

Is it the early one or late one? I think they changed around 1980 or 81
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-16-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By shadetreemechan
Ill check that out. Thanks

Ill check that out. Thanks
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-16-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By shadetreemechan
Bump. Still looking for headrests.

Bump. Still looking for headrests.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By shadetreemechan
Would you be willing to pull them yourself? I...

Would you be willing to pull them yourself?
I am about an hour away from you.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By shadetreemechan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By shadetreemechan
Here is an album of photos: ...

Here is an album of photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/i3DWELfoNJriFAAc8
The first rockers are the driver's side and the latter ones are the passenger side. There was a pile of lumber in the way...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-23-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By shadetreemechan
I think its mostly surface rust where the paint...

I think its mostly surface rust where the paint is crazed, but honestly I don't know. I haven't laid eyes on the car in several years. There is another member interested in more pictures, so I will...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-12-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By shadetreemechan
280SE project

I responded to the request for a 280c project not realizing that my brothers car was a 280SE till he sent the pictures.

Oh well. I have them might as well post. The car has been garaged for at...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-11-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By shadetreemechan
I shared an album of photos my sister-in-law had...

I shared an album of photos my sister-in-law had on her phone. They are a couple years old but it hasn't moved.
Only body damage is rear door shown. She says driver's rear window won't go all the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-07-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By shadetreemechan
My brother has a 1972 euro that has been in his...

My brother has a 1972 euro that has been in his garage for the last 15 years. (Its also been 15 years since it ran.)
Car is in middle TN. PM me if interested.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By shadetreemechan
Toe is always adjusted last. Start with Caster,...

Toe is always adjusted last. Start with Caster, then camber and finish with toe. Messing with toe before caster and camber are correct is a waste of time.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,339
Posted By shadetreemechan
I just did this splice fix and it worked...

I just did this splice fix and it worked perfectly on my 85. Posting in case someone else has my symptoms.....
My tach worked through about half of the throttle range. Where it operated it was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-16-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By shadetreemechan
I tried tractor hydraulic fluid. Worked for a...

I tried tractor hydraulic fluid. Worked for a couple months then my freshly rebuilt leveling valve started leaking all over.
After second valve rebuild I stuck with the correct fluid and its been...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-03-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By shadetreemechan
Was doing 90 in my 84 240 euro just a couple...

Was doing 90 in my 84 240 euro just a couple hours ago... just to see if it would, but I cruise 75 all the time. Its not an issue at all.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
To close this thread out, I bought a cord on...

To close this thread out, I bought a cord on ebay. It said nothing about fitting mercedes, but it looked right and was only 9.75.
It fits and works perfectly.
Here is the description from the ad...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-18-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By shadetreemechan
You won't find the 26 spline disk listed for the...

You won't find the 26 spline disk listed for the 240 stateside because it was only put in the euro 240.
The US 190 had a 26 spline clutch that is the same size and may work. There appeared to be a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
oh, I now see the question of presence was for...

oh, I now see the question of presence was for another poster.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-08-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
Oh i definitely have one. It has worked great...

Oh i definitely have one. It has worked great for the 10 years we have owned the car, but last winter my wife loaned it out to a friend of hers while her car was in the shop. My wife suggested she...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
Just saw graham has tried the cord hack. It was...

Just saw graham has tried the cord hack. It was 9 fareinheit this morning. The 300TD is too tired to do that without a block heater.
The 240, however, fired right up without a heater this AM.
I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
I have the push on type, and its the push on plug...

I have the push on type, and its the push on plug itself that is bad.
@graham, i found that link as well but it shows to be out of stock.
Napa only lists the screw on type, but it actually looks...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By shadetreemechan
Is block heater cord no longer available

I need one for my 85 TD and cannot seem to find one for sale anywhere. Even struck out on ebay.
Anyone have a source?
Thanks
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By shadetreemechan
Could be an alignment issue. I believe the...

Could be an alignment issue. I believe the correct procedure is to loosely install and then roll vehicle forward and back to let assembly "settle" in correct location before tightening.
I have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-04-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,810
Posted By shadetreemechan
I am not trying to hijack this thread, but it...

I am not trying to hijack this thread, but it seems the perfect place to put this........
On another forum I frequent there is a guy putting a 240TD motor and transmission in a ford ranger. Car...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-28-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By shadetreemechan
WTB: oil cooler for 617

Threads stripped on mine during oil cooler hose replacement.
Cooler needed for 85 300TD.
Please reply with price.
Thanks
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By shadetreemechan
Closing the loop on my contribution to this...

Closing the loop on my contribution to this thread. My 84 is up and shifting like it should thanks to the Classic Center. They ordered a remanufactured clutch disc directly from Germany.
Part...
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