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Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
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http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discuss...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/194141-breaking-into-123-trunk-w-o-breaking-anything.html
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-07-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By funola
Per this pic, you have air in the clear hard line...

Per this pic, you have air in the clear hard line from the lift pump to the fuel filter. It also looks too dark to be diesel. Since you car started and ran fine before, charge up the battery and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-18-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By funola
Sounds like the epoxy did not hold the woodruff...

Sounds like the epoxy did not hold the woodruff key in position and popped out just enough and locked the cover. Since you can no longer use the paper clip, the only option appears to be Dremel +...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By funola
Bringing up this old thread because I was looking...

Bringing up this old thread because I was looking up when I rebuilt my AC. It was 4 years ago!

I can see all the pics (I'm on an iMac now). Anyone not see them? I have not paid Photobucket any...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By funola
Dkirk, The smoke machine is really useful...

Dkirk,

The smoke machine is really useful ha? I saw one demonstrated 5 years ago but did not want to spend $800 for one so built one myself.

Nice work! If the Silicone does not hold up, try...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,532
Posted By funola
It was 2013 that I installed my hood pad! It is...

It was 2013 that I installed my hood pad! It is doing just fine. I snapped a pic of it this morning.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,532
Posted By funola
So will any other hood pad.

So will any other hood pad.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,532
Posted By funola
Wool will withstand the heat! ...

Wool will withstand the heat! https://www.thegreenage.co.uk/advantages-sheep-wool-insulation/

Make your own out of old army wool blankets?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-29-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,532
Posted By funola
I did mine a number of years ago. As I recall, I...

I did mine a number of years ago. As I recall, I put the hood vertically up, laid a wooden plank across the width of the fenders so that I could either kneel or stand straight up next to the hood to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By funola
I have re-used them many times w/o leaks. I soak...

I have re-used them many times w/o leaks. I soak it in hot (boiling) water for about 15 min before install.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-03-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By funola
Was it my thread ...

Was it my thread

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/400609-85-300d-ac-center-vents.html

peachparts.com/shopforum/3952924-post32.html

that you followed?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By funola
I went through what you are going through on my...

I went through what you are going through on my 85 300D. To prop open the center vent pod, you can get much better access by also removing the passenger side center vent. On page 2 of this thread...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By funola
If you measure one with no open wires, then...

If you measure one with no open wires, then measure another and get the same amperage, it also has no open wires.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-21-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By funola
Measure the current consumption!

Measure the current consumption!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By funola
You are right.... Bosch starters has what is...

You are right.... Bosch starters has what is called an overrunning clutch, not a Bendix. A Bendix is coaxial to the starter motor shaft, where an overrunning clutch is not.

To not strip the 3...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By funola
I donít think sheet metal change from year to...

I donít think sheet metal change from year to year on W123 series, so the chassis grounds should be the same for 85.

P139 of the Startek elec diagram shows:

G103 for 300D/ CD is in trunk,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-18-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 871
Posted By funola
I made a test setup for the overflow valve and...

I made a test setup for the overflow valve and for measuring IP fuel pressure. You can make one also with a pressure gauge, a banjo bolt and washers, some hoses and a tire schraeder valve.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 871
Posted By funola
The priming pump has a check valve, if working...

The priming pump has a check valve, if working correctly, should not "suck".

If you can feel resistance in the lift pump plunger when you got most of the air out of the IP, the overflow valve is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 871
Posted By funola
You got air into the IP. The primer pump can only...

You got air into the IP. The primer pump can only do so much. You have to have an outlet for the air that's still in the IP. The most expeditious way is crack an injector hard line nut then crank the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 871
Posted By funola
The procedure I described is pretty much what the...

The procedure I described is pretty much what the FSM says to do. It shouldn't take two and half batteries worth and 30 minutes of cranking. Shouldn't matter if the car is nose up or down.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 871
Posted By funola
It should not take much cranking to bleed air out...

It should not take much cranking to bleed air out of the injector hard lines. First you work the primer pump to fill the IP till you feel resistance in the plunger. Next crack open one injector line...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,608
Posted By funola
I have cleaned a W123 tank before and have cut...

I have cleaned a W123 tank before and have cut one open to look inside. W123 tanks are quality tanks made from good metals with some kind of Terne coating inside and out that's resistant to rust. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By funola
The reason heat shields gets stuck by carbon is...

The reason heat shields gets stuck by carbon is they were not sealing/ seated properly. Clean all mating surfaces before installing new heat shield. A good way is wrap a wad of denim from jeans...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-16-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By funola
There's a much easier way to remove carbon stuck...

There's a much easier way to remove carbon stuck heat shields! Flat faced punch and hammer lightly tap around the heat shield to break the carbon bond. A wire hook should lift it out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By funola
Yes, that's it! Practice on a scrap piece first....

Yes, that's it! Practice on a scrap piece first. Do not overheat the Nylon or the fitting. The reason the fitting is heated is to avoid a cold fitting cooling off the heated Nylon as it is shoved...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-05-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By funola
That line is Nylon. Hot water is not hot enough....

That line is Nylon. Hot water is not hot enough. Use a heat gun and leather gloves. Heat both the line and the fitting so that it is just plable enough to shove the fitting into it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,624
Posted By funola
That's even more unbelievable! Missing tips on...

That's even more unbelievable! Missing tips on glow plugs and blown pre-chamber tips on 2 cylinders w/o wrecking the engine! Go buy some lottery tickets!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,624
Posted By funola
I do not remember what the spray pattern looks...

I do not remember what the spray pattern looks like since it was while ago. There are instructions that came with the Monarks with spray pattern diagrams I believe.

I don't recall having to lap...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,624
Posted By funola
Wouldn't hurt to do injectors and glow plugs...

Wouldn't hurt to do injectors and glow plugs every 100K. Another thing you can do is pull the injectors and pop test for correct pressure, check spray pattern, and no peeing every 25K. Do the same...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,624
Posted By funola
Sorry, I got the compression #'s mixed up with my...

Sorry, I got the compression #'s mixed up with my Jetta diesel that had 500 psi compression on all 4 when last checked. The 83 300D had 420 psi at around 290K per this thread...
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