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Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-07-2004, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Jim T
Take it in to your local hose and fitting supply...

Take it in to your local hose and fitting supply house and they will make you a new one. I had some a/c hoses built with much better quality hose and cheaper too.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-17-2004, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
My only thoughts are that the electrode wears...

My only thoughts are that the electrode wears funny because of the lower voltage or that the electrode expands because of the lower voltage.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-16-2004, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
I have worked out the problem I have NGK's in it...

I have worked out the problem I have NGK's in it now and have not had this problem since. If you do a search on the Internet you will see that I am not the only one that has had problems. I do not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-16-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
I was running the Bosch recommended plug for the...

I was running the Bosch recommended plug for the application. When I contacted Bosch thru several avenues I could not get any response. I felt that it would be a large expenditure of money spent on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2004, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
Super SEC Since this was not your car you are...

Super SEC
Since this was not your car you are just uninformed. I have been working on exotic cars for over 25 years professionally; I have seen preignition before I know what it looks like. Since I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-15-2004, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
You obviously did not read my post above this was...

You obviously did not read my post above this was NOT from running cheap fuel or preignition!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-14-2004, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
The plugs were in my 16 valve these are the 2...

The plugs were in my 16 valve these are the 2 that were in it that failed.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2002, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Jim T
Have to agree with you guys 100%.

Have to agree with you guys 100%.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-29-2002, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,442
Posted By Jim T
I had the headers done on my 16-valve and they...

I had the headers done on my 16-valve and they are holding up well and look great.
Forum: Tech Help 07-08-2002, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Jim T
Thanks Mick J, I agree with you on used parts it...

Thanks Mick J, I agree with you on used parts it is false economy to put a used part on a car. Unless of coarse it is parts that donít deteriorate and cost an arm and leg.
Forum: Tech Help 07-07-2002, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Jim T
2.3-16 Serpentine belt tensioner

Can the rubber (spring for lack of a better word) be replaced separately in the serpentine belt tensioner for the 2.3-16 or do they sell it as a unit. Mine has died and I need to repair/replace it, I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-07-2002, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jim T
I wouldn't think that the rod is bad if only the...

I wouldn't think that the rod is bad if only the piston is burnt, have a machine shop check it first. If you are going to do a turbo setup now is the time to replace the pistons. Call JE and see if...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2002, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Jim T
G1000-14332 Radiator Behr $750.00 $513.39...

G1000-14332 Radiator Behr $750.00 $513.39 Tomorrow
G1000-14332 Radiator Valeo $750.00 $349.97 Tomorrow
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Forum: Tech Help 06-30-2002, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Jim T
Just ordered a new one for my 2.3-16 $339 shipped...

Just ordered a new one for my 2.3-16 $339 shipped 2nd day to my door from this site. Very good service and price.
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2002, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Jim T
One thought I had is to try a colder plug, your...

One thought I had is to try a colder plug, your compression numbers don't indicate excessive compression. It might be a hot spot that is causing the pinging.
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2002, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Jim T
Was the head resurfaced raising compression?

Was the head resurfaced raising compression?
Forum: Tech Help 06-06-2002, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Jim T
N-M NOT #'s

N-M NOT #'s
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-22-2002, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By Jim T
Powdered laundry soap works well also.

Powdered laundry soap works well also.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-08-2002, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Jim T
Alon It seems to me that it was less than $150....

Alon
It seems to me that it was less than $150. I need to get my cam cover refinished also, I was thinking of getting it powder painted.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-07-2002, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Jim T
I had my header ceramic coated.

This is after a couple weeks of driving. I had the header coated while it was apart for the valve job. This of coarse all started from the sparkplug failure. I hope this finish will hold up well, It...
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2002, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Jim T
The gauge pegs without the engine running, just...

The gauge pegs without the engine running, just have to turn the ignition to on.
Forum: Tech Help 04-23-2002, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Jim T
2.3-16 oil pressure gauge

For a while now the oil pressure gauge in my 16 valve pegs upon turning the ignition on. I have isolated it to the gauge. does anyone recommend anyone who can repair these or have replacements? Do...
Forum: Tech Help 03-15-2002, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim T
Rule of thumb is maximum of 1000 ohms per foot.

Rule of thumb is maximum of 1000 ohms per foot.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-15-2002, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Jim T
When the manual says 7500 miles it usually says...

When the manual says 7500 miles it usually says normal driving conditions, That being said very few cars are driven under what is considered normal driving conditions, around town and short freeway...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-05-2002, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jim T
I feel that anyone who runs from the police...

I feel that anyone who runs from the police should be charged with attempted murder and get the full sentance.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-05-2002, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
Well you are 100% wrong it was the exact plug for...

Well you are 100% wrong it was the exact plug for the application. There was no preignition happening, the plug failed and this is not the only time I have seen this. I have been working on cars for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-04-2002, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,199
Posted By Jim T
This is my experiance with platinum plugs it has...

This is my experiance with platinum plugs it has only cost me $1000 so far doing all of the work my self. I'm not sure I will ever use Bosch plugs anymore.
Forum: Tech Help 01-26-2002, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Jim T
It doesn't look like they want that much to...

It doesn't look like they want that much to repair it, just have the dealer do the spring. I have replaced many springs in cars and it is still one of the most dangerous things to do. If the spring...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-12-2002, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Jim T
When going to a tire that uses a larger wheel the...

When going to a tire that uses a larger wheel the profile of the tire is going to get shorter. The shorter the tire the less cushion the tire can provide therefor the ride is going to get stiffer....
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-12-2002, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,420
Posted By Jim T
The best way to tell if leather is vat dyed or...

The best way to tell if leather is vat dyed or spray dyed is to look at the back side or a cross section, if it is vat dyed the color will be the same on the back as the front. A cross section will...
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