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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-28-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By bricktron
well, either one would be great! please let me...

well, either one would be great! please let me know if you have a spare.
thanks,
aaron.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-22-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By bricktron
WTB double alternator pulley

i still have the single pulley and it squeaks. anyone got an OM617 double alternator pulley?
https://www.dieselmercedes.com/v/vspfiles/photos/4421-M67T-U-2T.jpg
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By bricktron
switching to a different circuit is not as good...

switching to a different circuit is not as good an idea as debugging the existing circuit. is there potential at fuse #11? for a four position switch (SP3T+off), there should be only one continuous...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-21-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By bricktron
Ja, es ist Englischrot.

Ja, es ist Englischrot.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-21-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By bricktron
WTB 145mm, non-AC blower fan

hi good folks, my blower fan is kaput -- the plastic base and the squirrel cage both broke. all the ones i see online have a cage diameter about 160mm and my non-A/C airbox needs one of about 145mm....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By bricktron
what moves the fresh air intake flap?

hi folks, this is the fresh air intake flap under the cowl cover in my '77. i am using a non-A/C airbox (despite the A/C job's presence in my garage, thanks to DeliveryValve). seems like if it's open...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By bricktron
why the change in blower resistor packs?

i have the old style of blower resistor in the air intake. this approach makes sense since if the blower is running then the coils are ventilated. i guess around 1980 MB switched to using the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-02-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By bricktron
not sure about the rumble, but i can vouch for...

not sure about the rumble, but i can vouch for the pulsing behavior that forces me to feather the clutch. maybe i am missing that throttle return damper or have it installed wrong. not the same thing...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By bricktron
you don't have to swap the whole frame, maybe...

you don't have to swap the whole frame, maybe just the pads and cover?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-23-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By bricktron
metal fatigue!!!

haven't been able to work on the car much for about two months (damn kids), but i found the exhaust leak:

http://www.lithic.org/tmp/broke.jpg

i was running the '85 california manifolds and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-27-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By bricktron
i've had the car for six years. all i know about...

i've had the car for six years. all i know about accidents is one quarter panel is dented and the front passenger door was once replaced decades ago. it never had an alignment problem until i this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-26-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By bricktron
thanks everyone. i went back to the shop with...

thanks everyone. i went back to the shop with documentation, had them mount the bushings over again, and they said the camber improvement was only minimal. i'll post the results when i get it home...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By bricktron
hi folks, thank you for all the details. some...

hi folks, thank you for all the details. some concern was expressed about whether the shop put the bushings in properly. of course, i didn't watch them do the job, but here are photos, in case they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By bricktron
camber is terrifically uneven after alignment

so. previously, camber on both sides was negative due to some collapsing LCA bushings. i had a reputable shop install new (Meyle) bushings and align, in that order, and the results kind of stink....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By bricktron
thanks much Rich, i will get the bushings in...

thanks much Rich, i will get the bushings in place as first order of business before worrying about springs. i imagined them contributing to this stance but i guess they are oriented in the wrong...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-14-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By bricktron
swap-related negative camber

hi folks, i recently noticed that my camber is out of whack, equally negative on both front wheels. it's not visible in the stance but after 8k miles the inside corners of both tires are worn down.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By bricktron
i was able to figure it out on the workbench by...

i was able to figure it out on the workbench by taking notes as i went. it does take fine motor skills to handle those little springs.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By bricktron
it is possible to copy the key pattern from one...

it is possible to copy the key pattern from one lock to another if that is needed. just pull out and write down the leaves in order.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By bricktron
"bank vault" door thunks

hi folks, my driver's door (with manual window) has never sounded particularly decisive on closing. i found that the spot weld had gone on the window channel support bracket and replaced it with two...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 04-06-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,109
Posted By bricktron
nice of you to offer!

nice of you to offer!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-03-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By bricktron
it seems to me that air moved is proportional to...

it seems to me that air moved is proportional to the blade area, so a greater diameter fan does a lot more. maybe buy one with a matching shroud so all you have to fab is the mount for the flat...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-03-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By bricktron
sometimes they get kind of jammed and it can take...

sometimes they get kind of jammed and it can take force to push them through. use a blunt-tipped instrument like a piece of wood or you will score or destroy the pattern on top.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-02-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By bricktron
Diseasel300 i think you are right. it seems...

Diseasel300 i think you are right. it seems unnecessary and would have take more disassembly to replace, so i left it out.

the adjustment problem came down to the fact that the little wing on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-02-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By bricktron
seat height adjustment not working -- is this part why?

hi folks, i finally rebuilt my driver's seat (thanks to cooljjay and Alec300SD) with a third spring, foam inserts and a heat transfer pad. great. cleaned and lubed all the tracks and forgot how it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,758
Posted By bricktron
those middle screws holding the rails to the box...

those middle screws holding the rails to the box are the very worst. it seems like they have to go dead last because there is just no access until the rail assembly is in pieces. take a look at the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,589
Posted By bricktron
let me second the suggestion to connect a boost...

let me second the suggestion to connect a boost (pressure) gauge. then you will be able to see how intake manifold pressure rises and when.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By bricktron
good point on the W123 application. i'm not sure...

good point on the W123 application. i'm not sure which version of the engine it is really.

U.S. market engines are always the bigger ones. the US was and is obsessed with displacement, automatic...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By bricktron
hi, you have a better command of the details than...

hi, you have a better command of the details than i do. that was just my best guess after glancing at wikipedia.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By bricktron
dear slow drivers in germany,

if the ad is to be believed it may be the best deal ever on "overhauled" OM615.940s.

Mercedes Benz 200d Engines for Sale, discounted For Sale (1980) on Car And Classic UK [C423952]...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By bricktron
i'm guessing that there was a change to the idle...

i'm guessing that there was a change to the idle governor inside the injection pump which made the external control unnecessary. did the transition occur at the same time they went from ADA to ALDA...
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