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Forum: Alternative Fuels 11-01-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By JHZR2
Excellent point. DOT 5 brake fluid is not...

Excellent point.

DOT 5 brake fluid is not glycol based - it is silicone oil. That can work - used it on the subframe bushings on my old BMW 318.

Alternatively, Super Lube sells silicone oil...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 10-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By JHZR2
I’m not sure those are bearing noises. If a...

I’m not sure those are bearing noises. If a bearing was clunking or twanging, I’d suspect it would rapidly fail...

I’d bet on the sway bar being the culprit in some way, but other mounts could be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,075
Posted By JHZR2
Yes, testing is a good option, but other...

Yes, testing is a good option, but other scenarios can leave you stranded, like shorter cells, that can occur very rapidly without warning.

I like the digital testers that provide an impedance...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-01-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By JHZR2
I have US made Cooper CS 4 and 5 ultra on my w123...

I have US made Cooper CS 4 and 5 ultra on my w123 cars.

I have US made Bridgestones on my w126.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-28-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By JHZR2
No, an expansion tank is different. The...

No, an expansion tank is different. The expansion tank is an unpressurized bottle. There’s liquid in there to keep a liquid seal and prevent air from getting in.

A coolant bottle like ours is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By JHZR2
Opening a can of R134 and waiting for a static...

Opening a can of R134 and waiting for a static pressure of 70 psi means nothing, IMO. The static pressure is indicative of the pressure in the “headspace” in a system that has liquid in it. If all...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By JHZR2
If there’s recommendation to use white spirits...

If there’s recommendation to use white spirits there’s probably a reason. Over the counter IPA generally is no better than 91% alcohol, mixed with water, and often lower. Water interacts with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By JHZR2
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By JHZR2
The problem with ipa is that it has a decent...

The problem with ipa is that it has a decent amount of water in it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,567
Posted By JHZR2
How did you drill out the expansion valve, and...

How did you drill out the expansion valve, and what size drill?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By JHZR2
IPA may work, but White spirits is another name...

IPA may work, but White spirits is another name for mineral spirits.

Odorless mineral spirits, K1 clear kerosine, or white camping fuel may all work similarly. But odorless mineral spirits are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By JHZR2
Thanks for the update! Super line sells a...

Thanks for the update!

Super line sells a silicone grease with ptfe, and a silicone oil. I’ll probably try one or the other, very, very sparingly if the grease, perhaps a bit more liberal if the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By JHZR2
Which ones are you speaking of? Very interesting!

Which ones are you speaking of? Very interesting!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By JHZR2
I’m partial to Carpro Cquartz UK on new cars. I...

I’m partial to Carpro Cquartz UK on new cars. I may use this on my CD and SD, not entirely sure. There are quite a few sealants and SiO2 products out there now.

If you have no prior history...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By JHZR2
Your location says LA. Any liquid wax should...

Your location says LA. Any liquid wax should flash off without issue.

You could (should?) go buy a random orbital buffer and wash then finish the car with that. Potentially get some iron-x...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By JHZR2
Looks like an old school car alarm?

Looks like an old school car alarm?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By JHZR2
Single stage can be waxed with the same products...

Single stage can be waxed with the same products as clearcoat paints.

The difference is that single stage can be worked easier if there's something wrong, or it is oxidized.

The point of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By JHZR2
lbj, please have a look at the Mike Phillips...

lbj, please have a look at the Mike Phillips Meguiars #7 articles on Autogeek.

Not sure if the URL will work here:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By JHZR2
Its primarily to avoid too much of an engine jerk...

Its primarily to avoid too much of an engine jerk motion on shutoff, per my understanding...

Heres a picture of it with the self made tool necessary to set it correctly...
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By JHZR2
Agree, its just cosmetic. I like the stuff...

Agree, its just cosmetic.

I like the stuff in a dry car - because it does deaden sound. A pain to mess with for repairs? Yes. Hopefully water can be kept out to avoid those issues...

But...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By JHZR2
I think my health, safety and peace of mind are...

I think my health, safety and peace of mind are worth more than a $19 compressor...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By JHZR2
I did the same thing back in June. It definitely...

I did the same thing back in June. It definitely helped with the old, dry clearcoat on my 300CD.

Id recommend you read up on the Mike Phillips how to, on applying and using the #7.

Im quite...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-12-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By JHZR2
I’m marginally intereted in the hard pipe that...

I’m marginally intereted in the hard pipe that connects to the compressor if the poster above only wants the flexible parts... also potentially the expansion valve.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By JHZR2
Id actually not clean the diesel off anything...

Id actually not clean the diesel off anything that is metal.

Clean it off rubber to the best you can, but Id just wipe it off the metal parts and leave the thin layer... to avoid corrosion on...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By JHZR2
The 85 is different. The 85 has a pickup on the...

The 85 is different. The 85 has a pickup on the flywheel, which sends a signal into a comupter in the passenger footwell.

The diagnostic plug and balancer pickup is still there, and will work...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By JHZR2
I think Id start with an optical tachometer, and...

I think Id start with an optical tachometer, and set the idle RPM, then adjust all the linkages from there.

Just my gut - havent done it. I do think that it takes more pedal on my 300CD than my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By JHZR2
IMO, the best reason to flush a system in a...

IMO, the best reason to flush a system in a scenario like yours, is to be able to add oil back with confidence.

It is a hard thing to determine. Flush the lines, compressor, etc., and perhaps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By JHZR2
The Kirkland is likely also the same as Wal-Mart...

The Kirkland is likely also the same as Wal-Mart Supertech.

That LM oil is interesting, though it doesnt carry a modern C-rated diesel spec, just the ACEA B4. I have occasionally put their MoS2...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,567
Posted By JHZR2
The process to leak check and repair is the same....

The process to leak check and repair is the same. He should be able to order R-12. Better choice.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-30-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,567
Posted By JHZR2
Hmmm, that would be embarrassing :) Iíll...

Hmmm, that would be embarrassing :)

Iíll have a look next time Iím driving the car.
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