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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By zeke
Well it was the starter after all. Switched...

Well it was the starter after all. Switched starters between the two cars and the 1980 didn't start and the 1979 did. So the starter is bad, even tho the bench test passed it. Trip back to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By zeke
I removed the tumbler and ignition switch and...

I removed the tumbler and ignition switch and could not turn the assembly or move the steering wheel. So I drilled out the pin and removed the assembly. I used some needlenose pliers and pushed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By zeke
steering wheel lock pin help

I changed my ignition switch, and am in the process of reassembling, but I can't get the wheel lock to disengage again. Per the FSM, I removed the lock cylinder (in pos I), loosened the collar...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By zeke
I can easily swap out the ground cable from my...

I can easily swap out the ground cable from my 1980 (hot cable is obviously more difficult). The 1980 works, but I can tell you from visible inspection that the 1979 cables look practically new. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By zeke
@funola....Ha! yes it was. Luckily this is a...

@funola....Ha! yes it was. Luckily this is a 240d, so I didn't have to deal with the turbo in my way. It was tested at one of those all in one machines at an O'Reilly's - the kind that do...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By zeke
Thanks everyone, This is in my 1979. It has...

Thanks everyone,
This is in my 1979. It has the old-style GP. They do seem to work ok, I think the timer not timing out when I engage the starter my be related to the ignition switch

Glad I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,302
Posted By zeke
Not sure what part of Texas you are moving to,...

Not sure what part of Texas you are moving to, but that seems pretty rusty compared to the specimens I see around here. Generally, there are 2-5 reasonable vehicles in the $2500 range at any time in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By zeke
Starting woes

I had started a thread with this problem, but the title isn't really relevant anymore, so I wanted to start a new one.

I had been noticing intermittent starting issues where I would have to turn...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-09-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
Once again, it looks like you gurus are correct! ...

Once again, it looks like you gurus are correct! Checked under the hood this weekend, and I forgot that this was not a sealed battery. So, I had let the cells get too dry. I refilled, so hopefully...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
funola, so why is the system drawing excessive...

funola, so why is the system drawing excessive current? I thought the reason people upgrade is that one plug in the loop style can take the system down?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
So it seems likely that one of my plugs is...

So it seems likely that one of my plugs is sucking excessive amps and preventing the starter from engaging (since the starter is supposed to spin with power to the GP). Will check the resistance of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
I am trying to keep it original, but would...

I am trying to keep it original, but would consider the upgrade if I can't sort it out easily.

So are you saying you suspect that a weak GP is slowing down the heating and increasing the length of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-05-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
loooooooong glow

I have read several threads about the glow timer, but I am still a little foggy on how the glow circuit works. This is in my 1979 with the loop style plugs. Over the past several months, I started...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By zeke
Check the clearance of the belt with the "flap"...

Check the clearance of the belt with the "flap" part of the adjustment bracket. The part that forms a pocket around the threaded part of the L-shaped threaded bolt. The flap can get bent and if...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By zeke
Oof, here is the documentation of all that work. ...

Oof, here is the documentation of all that work. Too bad he.cant store.it.somewhere till he returns. Obviously a labor" of love...and the top post of.all time on reddit /r/mercedes_benz!!!!
78...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By zeke
Looks like"forest green" ...

Looks like"forest green"

http://www.astralsilber.de/farbcodes/822_eibengruen.jpg

Love it, but I really lust after an agave green 240d!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By zeke
Stretch, that is a poetic musing on the...

Stretch, that is a poetic musing on the impermanence of everything!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,829
Posted By zeke
Old compressors may rarely fail, but old seals...

Old compressors may rarely fail, but old seals often leak. Replacing the internal seals in an R4 is too much for me. I still have one that works great except for a leaking front seal in my garage. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-04-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 37,724
Posted By zeke
It's cool to see the pic of the manufacturing...

It's cool to see the pic of the manufacturing process!

BTW, I have not been able to get the 36" belt to slip onto the pulleys on my N/A. It seems like I don't have enough slack in the hoses to...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By zeke
Just wanted to update the thread. We considered...

Just wanted to update the thread. We considered MLs (both gassers and CDI models). I would say that in the 6-8 weeks we were looking, of the dozen or so that came up in our area (pretty much all of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-17-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By zeke
Why would the car be unable to exceed 63 mph...

Why would the car be unable to exceed 63 mph though?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-11-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,884
Posted By zeke
My impression is that you get charged by tire...

My impression is that you get charged by tire shops for changing the TPMS whether you need them changed or not.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,884
Posted By zeke
Interesting, as some on here are aware, many of...

Interesting, as some on here are aware, many of the points raised here (modern safety equipment, too much time spent under the car and not enough in it with wife & kids, more difficult to find...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By zeke
well, I went to the parts dept at the dealer and...

well, I went to the parts dept at the dealer and he quoted me $350. No mention of a recall, but I didn't ask. Seems like a problem that is only cropping up after 30+ years
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By zeke
yes, what toomany_MBZ said.....Mine has the same...

yes, what toomany_MBZ said.....Mine has the same empty knob.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By zeke
@andrewjtx - PM sent! @ charmalu - no,...

@andrewjtx - PM sent!
@ charmalu - no, actually WOT! When the part fails, the weight of the linkage on the front side that attaches to the IP pushes the IP lever to fully open!

Side note,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By zeke
Just to update this thread, the part # for my...

Just to update this thread, the part # for my vehicle is the one in the second edit in the first post. It has two plates separated by a rubber cushion and the stop lever is integrated into it.

I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By zeke
Check out houston biodiesel. No personal...

Check out houston biodiesel. No personal knowledge, but a buddy of mine who has had 3 w123s says he is knowledgeable. Mostly I am jealous that you have a source of b100. Ours dried up due to...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By zeke
@skid row - you are right, we were hot on the...

@skid row - you are right, we were hot on the GLK. Then we actually got in one with our kids. The back seat is too narrow for a standard sized car seat base. when positioned in the middle of the...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 09-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By zeke
Considering an ML

2008 ML350 at a local MB dealer. They will certify it and list at ~$26k

We are also considering a Toyota 4runner.

The ML was traded in by the original owner (looks like it was a loaner car...
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