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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2003, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By DerBenz
Thanks for the info. on the alternator's output....

Thanks for the info. on the alternator's output. Double checked the rating of the heater and I read right: 20-30 amps. On using the cooling system to heat the WVO: I've been pondering which way to go...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-05-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By DerBenz
How much more load okay on the alternator?

I'm considering adding a fuel heater to my '85 300D for use with the waste vegetable oil I'm currently running in it.

The energy consumption specs. for the fuel heater are:
20-30 amps

Can...
Forum: Pacific NorthWest -US (WA/ID/OR/UT/HI/AK) 05-16-2001, 01:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,965
Posted By DerBenz
Only one I can recommend - I've used them twice...

Only one I can recommend - I've used them twice is:
Omni Brake & Alignment, Inc.
11908 - 124th Avenue NE
Kirkland
425-823-1511

The Miller bros. have owned and operated the bus. since the 1970s...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2001, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By DerBenz
Got it!

Thanks for the help, Stevebfl and IMUL!

Problem seems to be the battery. Voltage across terms. was 7.55. Alt + volt. reg. is only a couple years old w/about 55,000 mi. on it.

I swapped another...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 03-06-2001, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By DerBenz
Oops-wrong forum

Thanks Ed. Finally I found the message - don't know how it got into Wheels and Tires...

I'm suspecting battery: 45 mos. old and voltage is 7.55VDC across terms. Could be alt., however, it was...
Forum: Tech Help 03-06-2001, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By DerBenz
Car is a '84 300D (617 eng.) Mileage is about...

Car is a '84 300D (617 eng.) Mileage is about 228,000mi.

Wife went to start the car this morn. and it wouldn't even turn over.:(

The symptoms when ignition is turned-on:
1. Instrument cluster...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 03-06-2001, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By DerBenz
Car is '84 300D. Wife goes to start the car...

Car is '84 300D.
Wife goes to start the car this morn. and engine won't turn over.:(

Symptoms when ignition turned on:
1. Lamps in instrument cluster all dim (battery, seat belt, foot brake,...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-14-2001, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,994
Posted By DerBenz
If you still want to try and get it all off (and...

If you still want to try and get it all off (and you haven't done this already):

-Use a brush sprayed with the #39 and scrub
-Let things soak a little w/#39 (careful not to damage anything)
...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-11-2001, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,994
Posted By DerBenz
How dirty is it?

I usually use the Vinylex for typical dirt. However, with M-B Tex that is really cruddy, I've had excellent results from Meguiar's #39 Heavy Duty Vinyl cleaner. Use per bottle instructions - which...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2001, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By DerBenz
Haven't flushed yet. Gettin' ready. Thanks for...

Haven't flushed yet. Gettin' ready. Thanks for the tips, Vin-
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2001, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By DerBenz
Okay, maybe a real dumb question here, but- ...

Okay, maybe a real dumb question here, but-

So once I empty the radiator, it looks like the only place to add fluid for the flush and refill is through the reservoir?! I'm more used to seeing a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2001, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By DerBenz
I'd like to drain my radiator but don't want to...

I'd like to drain my radiator but don't want to let the old coolant spill on the ground :mad: *AND* I want to get the old stuff into a couple of new containers - I expect about 3 gallons total.
...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-27-2000, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By DerBenz
I didn't know about the stick on chrome. Thanks,...

I didn't know about the stick on chrome. Thanks, Tony-
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-26-2000, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By DerBenz
Thanks for all the info., this helps-

Thanks for all the info., this helps-
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-26-2000, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By DerBenz
I've been able to buy this from M-B. Have you...

I've been able to buy this from M-B. Have you tried the Parts Shop here?

I assume you're talking about the rubber/fabric seal that fits into the body and when the window is rolled-up, the top of...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-24-2000, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By DerBenz
My 300D has chrome rims - stock 14" just chrome...

My 300D has chrome rims - stock 14" just chrome instead of the flat gray.

Took the car in for new tires and asked the shop to place the wheel weights inside the rims - so as not to mar the chrome...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-07-2000, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By DerBenz
Thanks for the other recs. and comments. I'm...

Thanks for the other recs. and comments. I'm going to follow-up on all mods. discussed. Thx-
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-06-2000, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By DerBenz
I'm nearing the end-of-tread-life on my second...

I'm nearing the end-of-tread-life on my second set of MXV4s on my '84 300D. Considering the X-One tire because:
-I drive city/highway in rain about half the year
-No snow driving
-No speeds above...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2000, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,281
Posted By DerBenz
Would using the Red Line Diesel Fuel Catalyst...

Would using the Red Line Diesel Fuel Catalyst additive with each fill-up negate the need to add the oil?
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2000, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By DerBenz
I've had a lot of luck with them for...

I've had a lot of luck with them for documentation for old M-B's that was no longer available from M-B directly or other sources I tried. No hassles, I got what they promised. Expensive? Somewhat....
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-12-2000, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By DerBenz
Hadn't thought about the water, great idea thanks-

Hadn't thought about the water, great idea thanks-
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-09-2000, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By DerBenz
Thanks for the help Bill

Thanks for the help Bill
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-08-2000, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By DerBenz
I use the windshield concentrate from M-B plus...

I use the windshield concentrate from M-B plus water but I'm finding that I'm getting stains on the hood's clearcoat from liquid that is coming out of the windshield sprayers. That is, normal washing...
Forum: Featured Cars 08-11-2000, 01:26 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,993
Posted By DerBenz
'79 Datsun 210 before the latest Benz. Had the...

'79 Datsun 210 before the latest Benz. Had the nearly indestructuble A14 engine. So incredibly easy to work on, parts inexpensive and readily available. I was grumpy for weeks after parting with it...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-31-2000, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By DerBenz
If you still haven't dug into this and answered...

If you still haven't dug into this and answered your question (since you posted this on 6/27), reply here and I'll tell you the gory tale of the antenna cable for my 300D.
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2000, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By DerBenz
This makes it much clearer, especially good not...

This makes it much clearer, especially good not to have to remove the canister. Thanks alot!
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2000, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By DerBenz
Been reading thru the archives, but still have...

Been reading thru the archives, but still have questions:

When warm, my 83 300CD will shake a lot at idle and after 10-15 secs. mostly stop shaking.

The 12mm dampener screw shows no threads...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-03-2000, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By DerBenz
Before you buy a new antenna, I'd suggest using a...

Before you buy a new antenna, I'd suggest using a VOM plus the car's electrical manual (if you have it). I've been down this road (no pun intended) before and I've found wiring "jobs" done elsewhere...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-29-2000, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By DerBenz
Cool, thanks-

Cool, thanks-
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-27-2000, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By DerBenz
I have a new Hirschmann antenna for the car but...

I have a new Hirschmann antenna for the car but I'd like to keep the dashboard switch for it working (I try to keep the car all stock). The connector for the antenna off the wiring harness is a 6 pin...
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