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Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By VA300SD
Another Sprinter thread

After lusting after the 140" wheelbase, 10-passenger standard roof Sprinter, I've come to my senses and decided 118" wheelbase, 8-passenger version is probably the more sensible choice for our family...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-24-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,753
Posted By VA300SD
Last June, on a 500 mile round trip, the slowly...

Last June, on a 500 mile round trip, the slowly leaking turbo oil return tube assembly got a lot worse during the sustained interstate speed.
Oil pressure was dropping and discovered the rear bumper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-24-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,086
Posted By VA300SD
I posted my remarks not to dispute the claim but...

I posted my remarks not to dispute the claim but to point out the image posted is not an actual car.
I have no doubt such cars exist, as I have seen FWD Eldorado to El-Camino-like conversions with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-23-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,086
Posted By VA300SD
Anyway, I pointed out the poorly manipulated...

Anyway, I pointed out the poorly manipulated image not for the obvious flaws in the execution but because of the potentially misleading post associated with the image and subsequent posts by others...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-23-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,086
Posted By VA300SD
it appears the 240D pickup is a computer image...

it appears the 240D pickup is a computer image with the rear section removed in photoshop.
if i missed the mention somewhere that this is so, never mind.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By VA300SD
re - It's not an SD. Look at the moulding...

re - It's not an SD. Look at the moulding (smooth), headlights and headlight wipers, 15" rims.
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Thanks !
I guess I better brush up on my SDL spotting skills.
In person on the road, they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-21-2003, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By VA300SD
I own a 81 SD and very familiar with the SDL. ...

I own a 81 SD and very familiar with the SDL.

For some reason the car does not look like an SDL.
Are you sure it is ?
Maybe it's the picture but to me it is a SD....

Won't hurt to make sure...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By VA300SD
re

re - Personally, I find getting the level where it needs to be one of the more pia type maintenance activities on these cars.

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I couldn't agree more.
It is probably one of the easiest to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By VA300SD
leak

RE - but I wouldnt worry about it

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Well, the shopowner gave me a ride home and took a look at the puddle.
He didn't think it was a big deal.

I did have to top off the tranny with 310...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By VA300SD
followup

Thanks for the reply, folks.

Talked to our diesel doctor and he told me it's normal after it sits for along period.
This prompted me to feel secure enough to take it out for a spin and check the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2003, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By VA300SD
Question Tranny fluid level when cold

Just noticed a puddle of tranny fluid under the 81 SD.....
It's been parked for several months I want to drive it again.

Anyhow, checked the fluid level before starting up the car and the level...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-11-2003, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By VA300SD
thanks

Thanks, Manny-

I thought maybe it was a combination of car/tire that was factored in.

I'm settling in 32/35 based on the replies and comments gleaned from the thread searches.

I am open for...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-11-2003, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By VA300SD
thanks !

Thanks for the reply, Tire God.

Is the 30/33 figure for that particular tire on the SE or the posted figure on the car itself ?
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-11-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By VA300SD
'90 300SE tire pressure Q

:confused:

My parents are driving from VA to NJ on short notice.
Their 1990 300SE, which has Michelin MXV4 205-65R-15 tires, have always been inflated to 35 psi all around.
(44 psi max is...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2003, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,645
Posted By VA300SD
Thanks for elaborating on the fine details. It...

Thanks for elaborating on the fine details.
It explains why some items are not showing up at fastlane.

As for the Baylor site, for some reason the page disappears as soon as it finishes loading...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,645
Posted By VA300SD
Thanks. I can't seem to find the...

Thanks.

I can't seem to find the differential mount bushing.

Found the two subframe mount bushings.
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2003, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,645
Posted By VA300SD
Question W126 subframe mount clarification needed

There are two W126s in our family - a 1981 300SD and a 1990 300SE.

I am suspecting they are long overdue for subframe mount replacements as well as differential mounts.

I went to the Baylor U....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2003, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By VA300SD
Question Primer pump Q

Greetings -

The primer pump, when unscrewed and pulled out for priming, is leaking fuel as if the cylinder seal is defective (on a non-turbo 81 300D).

Is it possible air could be introduced to...
Forum: Tech Help 09-09-2001, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By VA300SD
Maryland dude - Thanks for explaining that. ...

Maryland dude -

Thanks for explaining that.

Yes, a quick burst of starter cranking may work the belt into position.

Thanks for that tip.

And no, not to worry.
I won't do anything stupid.
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2001, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By VA300SD
Maryland guy - That is a very simple...

Maryland guy -

That is a very simple solution that I hadn't thought of, especially if all three belts are being replaced.

But I don't understand how you got the A/C belt back on if you couldn't...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2001, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By VA300SD
Question Q on steering and A/C belt removal

Hello -

The subject is a '81 300D (non-turbo).

I am having to remove the steering pump and A/C compressor drive belts in order to install a new alternator/cooling fan drive belt that wore out...
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2000, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By VA300SD
possibly vaccuum related ?

possibly vaccuum related ?
Forum: Tech Help 11-24-2000, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By VA300SD
Wanted to mention car covers that are made out of...

Wanted to mention car covers that are made out of same material as Tyvek.
It's usually white and packaged under different brand names.
I bought several mainly to provide cover from summer sun.
I...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2000, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By VA300SD
Do a search under "mono valve"..... This item...

Do a search under "mono valve".....
This item is often the culprit of strange things happening with temperature regulation in climate control, especially hot blasts of air.
Any thoughts, Benzmac ?
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2000, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By VA300SD
Just curious - Why the cover when the car is in...

Just curious -
Why the cover when the car is in a heated and enclosed garage ?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2000, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,188
Posted By VA300SD
We have a 300D (non-turbo) and a 300SD, both 1981...

We have a 300D (non-turbo) and a 300SD, both 1981 models.
Owned the 300D since '83 and the 300SD has been in the "family" since new.
We've always bought Red Line by the case and carry several...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2000, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By VA300SD
Well....if you don't know when it was done last...

Well....if you don't know when it was done last time then go ahead and to it ASAP.
Mine (81SD), with very close to 200,000 miles, sprung a leak around the pulley shaft bearing/seals and was replaced...
Forum: Tech Help 10-12-2000, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,583
Posted By VA300SD
Thanks, folks - 1991 model is something to...

Thanks, folks -

1991 model is something to consider it seems.
The 300 models with the six would be preferrable as I am partial to german inline six engines. (as well as Ford 300 straight six)....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-12-2000, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,267
Posted By VA300SD
Much thanks for the info on the '94, unkl300D. ...

Much thanks for the info on the '94, unkl300D.
Perhaps the year to consider is 1995 models and newer.

And TXBill - Howdy.
The safer option may be to grab a clean 1983-1984 300SD from an original...
Forum: Tech Help 10-11-2000, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,583
Posted By VA300SD
In addition to being a big fan of W126 and W123...

In addition to being a big fan of W126 and W123 5-cylinder diesels, if I had to go with a gas engined Benz a 300SE or SEL is a tempting choice.
Is there a particular model year that is ideal and...
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