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Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By crazy4diesel
I think Silicon lubricant conditions rubber...

I think Silicon lubricant conditions rubber without degrading it. At least the condom manufactures say it's safe with latex. LOL
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,436
Posted By crazy4diesel
Pelican does sell Liqui Moly Top Tec 4605 - 5W-30...

Pelican does sell Liqui Moly Top Tec 4605 - 5W-30 Synthetic 4605 2244
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,436
Posted By crazy4diesel
One type of Mobil 1 5w30, does meet the reg but...

One type of Mobil 1 5w30, does meet the reg but it has to be Mobile 1 ESP, comes in 5w30, 0w30, 0w40 and 0w20

I use Total Quartz INEO MC3 - 5W-30 it meets both MB and VW requirments

VW...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By crazy4diesel
The stuff you have would be great for the...

The stuff you have would be great for the firewall and trans tunnel.

My concerns on the stuff coming off are just based on logic, I'd also be concerned about the weight it would add to the hood....
Forum: Pacific NorthWest -US (WA/ID/OR/UT/HI/AK) 02-15-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,894
Posted By crazy4diesel
Coffee and cars????

The heading here says join us for coffee and cars, but there's no information about when and where?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By crazy4diesel
Do you have a test light? Find a good known...

Do you have a test light? Find a good known ground for the test light, and touch on a connector, or if you have to, poke into a wire with the sharp end, while the lights and ignition are on. If your...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,941
Posted By crazy4diesel
I'm pretty upset my first pics are gone here,...

I'm pretty upset my first pics are gone here, dang tinypics. I didn't know they were gone.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,941
Posted By crazy4diesel
That would be great Rich! Did he do anything yet...

That would be great Rich! Did he do anything yet with the Brown wagon?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By crazy4diesel
Yeah, that was the most common "fix" for when the...

Yeah, that was the most common "fix" for when the dimmers went bad. But, I guess at least you can use LED's. Still curious what LED's you used.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,436
Posted By crazy4diesel
Boy isn't that for sure! I wrote an article on...

Boy isn't that for sure! I wrote an article on the first ML, the headline was "How Bright Does the Star Still Shine?" in the article I opined a question wondering just how long it was that Chrysler...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By crazy4diesel
Just drive it, I saw many W123 taxis in Morocco...

Just drive it, I saw many W123 taxis in Morocco with more damage than that. LOL
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,854
Posted By crazy4diesel
Mercedes calls it a catalytic converter in their...

Mercedes calls it a catalytic converter in their own parts catalog as well. I don't think it's kosher to post dealer sites here, but there are MB dealers that do serious business with discounted...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,854
Posted By crazy4diesel
I think someone else also answered this. The...

I think someone else also answered this. The regeneration does take place, sometimes it even continues after the car has been shut off on a long trip, but like everything it doesn't last forever....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By crazy4diesel
That spider I was fascinated with, goes to show...

That spider I was fascinated with, goes to show why Mercedes was able to charge $30K for these cars way back then!

In my case it was a question of the grounds, MB love to run a separate ground...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By crazy4diesel
I'd like to see what you've done here, I tried...

I'd like to see what you've done here, I tried putting dimmable LED bulbs in place of the incandescent ones, and it would fry the traces on the board every time. After repairing the traces twice I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By crazy4diesel
Gregp1962, I think he's suggesting the inside of...

Gregp1962, I think he's suggesting the inside of the car under the carpet. I did this to my 300TD that I rebuilt basically from body in white up....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,941
Posted By crazy4diesel
Hello everyone!!!! First of all my apologies...

Hello everyone!!!!

First of all my apologies for vanishing again! As Rich alluded to I made a move from So CA to the Seattle area, and it was the move from hell. Since here I've been remodeling a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-02-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
OK, so replaced the fan clutch with one I had...

OK, so replaced the fan clutch with one I had access to quickly. Autozone needed a week to get one. It's slightly cooler now, at least seems to hit what I will call the 90 C degree area, and not much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-29-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
It looks like I'll be dropping that new...

It looks like I'll be dropping that new thermostat in it, and reporting back. I'll keep you all posted.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-29-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
Not sure how to check boost pressure, it does...

Not sure how to check boost pressure, it does feel strong, but not out of line from what I'd expect.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-29-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
I'll check the fan clutch, it's very tight when...

I'll check the fan clutch, it's very tight when cold, but haven't checked when hot.

I used the better thermostat at the time, Whalen or something like that, I have a new Mehle one in the box,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
It just doesn't seem normal to me, sure maybe a...

It just doesn't seem normal to me, sure maybe a long hard pass, but a short one? I've owned a lot of diesels, I have a 2012 VW Jetta TDI that never moves off or the middle of the gauge no matter the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
Thanks Sugar Bear, I forgot to mention replaced...

Thanks Sugar Bear, I forgot to mention replaced the water pump too, when I had the engine on a stand. I took the car apart 4 years ago, put the engine on a stand, and went through it, replacing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
Oh, I should mention the radiator is brand new,...

Oh, I should mention the radiator is brand new, Nissins. Brand new as in 4 years old, but just sat with coolant in it for that time. The thermostat though, I guess is my next thought, it's strange...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By crazy4diesel
Why is my engine temp rising on grade?

Hello all,

I've finally got my car back together at least enough to drive it, but every time I take it out, the temp rises more than I would like even on local short grades. At idle is sits just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By crazy4diesel
Cool, didn't even think these were available, is...

Cool, didn't even think these were available, is there one for the manual system from the 240D?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By crazy4diesel
Well, I got it in, and I got if for $40 so, I'm...

Well, I got it in, and I got if for $40 so, I'm happy with it. And I can get it to stop at any point I want.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By crazy4diesel
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I do have that...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I do have that bracket, I replacing with the new Hirschmann antenna replacement specific to these cars, but they say to reuse the original bracket.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By crazy4diesel
Thanks Rogviler...pretty surprised this is a...

Thanks Rogviler...pretty surprised this is a challenge to get.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-14-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,262
Posted By crazy4diesel
That is a beautiful car, great color combo! I...

That is a beautiful car, great color combo! I love the cream interior, so much nicer than the palamino that always seems to turn pink.
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