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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 85,188
Posted By Dan Stokes
I haven't been on in a while (lots of projects...

I haven't been on in a while (lots of projects and none of them involving Mutt the Race Truck) and it was good to see that you posted.


No clue on the nailing. That's one ailment my 617 doesn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-30-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Dan Stokes
Anyone who would put a M-B Diesel in a Chevrolet...

Anyone who would put a M-B Diesel in a Chevrolet pickup must be a total idiot. Believe me - I know!


Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Dan Stokes
Johnny is a fine looking fella! Hope he gets...

Johnny is a fine looking fella! Hope he gets lots of loving.


Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Dan Stokes
I got nothin'. I've never priced this equipment...

I got nothin'. I've never priced this equipment but it sounds like you're half way there. Hope you can find the rest of the system or maybe a way to use a laptop or.......



Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dan Stokes
Interesting! And no. you won't get the old...

Interesting! And no. you won't get the old system back. They will go back to M-B to be held in case there are any follow-up lawsuits and to prove compliance with this one. It is enough fine to get...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dan Stokes
The 240D I got my trans and linkages from did not...

The 240D I got my trans and linkages from did not have any kind of spacer and truthfully this is the first time I've heard of it. Put it together w/o any spacer or gasket and all is well so I'm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Dan Stokes
You might ask Eric Persson at Dieselmeken. I...

You might ask Eric Persson at Dieselmeken. I dropped my Dieselmeken pump in and once I got the air out of the system it runs like a watch (yes there IS some ticking but all that is normal!). But...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Dan Stokes
I'm no help on this one. My 4 speed shifter for...

I'm no help on this one. My 4 speed shifter for the Getrag is super smooth and all I did was install new bushings on the rods when I installed it. Where do you think the problem lies? If it's the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 108,509
Posted By Dan Stokes
Mutt gets hot-ish (maybe 200-210 or so) at the...

Mutt gets hot-ish (maybe 200-210 or so) at the end of a run (reminder, that's a full mile at full rack). When I hit the return road I flip on the cooling fan toggle switch and it cools right back...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 108,509
Posted By Dan Stokes
Good to get an update, Tom! Sounds like it's...

Good to get an update, Tom! Sounds like it's turning into a fun driver just like it should be.


Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Dan Stokes
Um, no..... I live in Wilmington. NOT a...

Um, no..... I live in Wilmington. NOT a one-horse town. We're about 140,000 and have some great shops. Send me a PM with details and I'll track something down for you. Among other shops we have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Dan Stokes
Many years ago I had a Peugeot Diesel that...

Many years ago I had a Peugeot Diesel that repeated failed head gaskets. We applied several coats of K&W CopperKote and that solved the issue. I can't recall if that used a steel shim gasket, a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-21-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Dan Stokes
I can't recall. Someone had a similar question...

I can't recall. Someone had a similar question to yours (seems like it might have been a power steering hose but it was some time ago) and I posted basically the same thing I just posted to you.

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Dan Stokes
Actually I've offered up this tip on there before...

Actually I've offered up this tip on there before but unless you happened to read that particular thread you would have missed it. I use the heck out of local resources - for example, I had the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-18-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 85,188
Posted By Dan Stokes
For years I ran the battery out of the 300 SD...

For years I ran the battery out of the 300 SD that I got the engine from. It finally pooped out so I went looking for a replacement. I had made the battery retaining hardware to fit the big M-B...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-18-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Dan Stokes
Another option: Take the bad one with both end...

Another option: Take the bad one with both end fittings (even if it's totally broken in two) down to your local Parker or Swagelok store and they'll make one up for you. They can make it out of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By Dan Stokes
I have it written in my log book which is in the...

I have it written in my log book which is in the shop and I'm not (I'm recovering from a nasty finger wound from improperly cutting aluminum angle stock on my chop saw - don't do that with the V...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By Dan Stokes
Dieselmeken is my pump shop. The MW pump that I...

Dieselmeken is my pump shop. The MW pump that I removed was working fine at around 200K miles and I'm pretty sure it had never been touched. My performance pump is an M and was thoroughly redone...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By Dan Stokes
Sure sounds like you had air in the fuel system. ...

Sure sounds like you had air in the fuel system. Diesels REALLY don't like that. Whenever I break into the fuel system on Mutt the Race Truck I know I'm in for a serious project of priming and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By Dan Stokes
I have more HP (230ish from my last dyno run and...

I have more HP (230ish from my last dyno run and I now have a much bigger turbo). Remember that stock they make 126 for the best numbers I've gotten though you'll hear other number but it's in that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,959
Posted By Dan Stokes
"Locked Up" is not a diagnosis. "Seized rod...

"Locked Up" is not a diagnosis. "Seized rod bearing" or "broken timing chain" (etc) is a diagnosis. What the mechanic is saying is that the engine doesn't spin over but s/he doesn't know why. You...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By Dan Stokes
Thanks! Still a bit more to do and the July meet...

Thanks! Still a bit more to do and the July meet is coming up fast.


Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By Dan Stokes
Since this post I've found that the turbo shown...

Since this post I've found that the turbo shown is limited to 26PSI boost no matter what I do with it. The new goal is 40 PSI which may sound like a lot but is not too much for a performance Diesel....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-08-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Dan Stokes
On Mutt the Race Truck (Chevy S-10 with an OM617)...

On Mutt the Race Truck (Chevy S-10 with an OM617) I've used every priming trick I can think of as well as the online tricks, all to no avail. The purists scream and pull out their hair but whenever...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Dan Stokes
I have not personally experienced funky T-stats...

I have not personally experienced funky T-stats thought I know guys who have. This is, or can be, an "issue".

Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-25-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,218
Posted By Dan Stokes
These have been an ongoing PITA for me on Mutt...

These have been an ongoing PITA for me on Mutt the Race Truck. The issue has been that I need a different flange to make up to my race-only thru-the-fender exhaust pipe and it's almost impossible to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Dan Stokes
None. Gloves are for pansies! :rolleyes: ...

None. Gloves are for pansies! :rolleyes:


After 6 decades+ of doing this my hands are WAY tough. If I don't feel like getting all crapped up I do have a box of Harbor Freight nitrile gloves...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Dan Stokes
I'd take a pass on this one. Can it be fixed -...

I'd take a pass on this one. Can it be fixed - possibly. Is it worth the chance - nope.

Dan
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Dan Stokes
I forgot to mention that I used 4 sheets of...

I forgot to mention that I used 4 sheets of straight line paper laid out __ __ end to end and 2 rows wide so there's more than enough length and width so that the cover is always on the paper while...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-14-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Dan Stokes
I redid the rear seal on Mutt the Race Truck's...

I redid the rear seal on Mutt the Race Truck's OM617 so I was in almost as far as you are to do that. A couple of tips learned.


1) Slightly offset the ends of the rope seal from the upper...
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