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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By Silber Adler
85 300D two windows out - solution

The other day had the right front and left rear windows wouldn't move. I had an issue a few years ago with the right window not working and had to disassemble switch and clean contacts. I sprayed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,378
Posted By Silber Adler
As far as rolling away.... More than once I...

As far as rolling away....
More than once I have come back to the Mercedes and found that it would not start as I had not put it in Park, still in Drive. My other car is an 86 VW Diesel. I just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,881
Posted By Silber Adler
I am always amazed at the simplicity of repairs...

I am always amazed at the simplicity of repairs of these cars.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,416
Posted By Silber Adler
When the window quit working on my car it was...

When the window quit working on my car it was because a pin had wore out, causing some gears to fall out. I made a new oversize spindle from a bolt and drilled out the gears to fit.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Silber Adler
The vacuum pump on the front of the engine makes...

The vacuum pump on the front of the engine makes the vacuum. THe main vacuum line goes from the pump to the master cylinder brake booster.The small lines off the main line have jets in them, they are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Silber Adler
I just tested my VCV. I pulled my pump to 20" and...

I just tested my VCV. I pulled my pump to 20" and as moved the throttle linkage it went down proportionally. I put my pump directly on the fitting on the vcv. Your VCV seems good if you have a non...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By Silber Adler
Being able to lock all 4 wheels is a good thing....

Being able to lock all 4 wheels is a good thing. If you don't believe that, try stopping after a brake failure on a roadrace machine.

I'm not convinced that antilock brakes stop your vehicle...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,881
Posted By Silber Adler
When I checked the valves on my 85, they all were...

When I checked the valves on my 85, they all were very tight. Many were to tight to put even a .003"feeler gauge in.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Silber Adler
Here is the thread that shows the correct answer,...

Here is the thread that shows the correct answer, Cho nails it.
shift switch (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/346265-85-300sd-shifting-hard-other-issues.html)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Silber Adler
We were on the road in our trusty 86 vdub diesel....

We were on the road in our trusty 86 vdub diesel. My wife was reading your posts and did some research and found the post about the stuck kickdown. When I got back I did the diagnostics and got...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Silber Adler
It was the switch under the fuel pedal....

It was the switch under the fuel pedal. Everything had normal vacuum and I could see the vacuum bleed down as I adjusted the throttle linkage.

I read here that someone had these symptoms with a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Silber Adler
The point at hand, the vacuum line goes into a...

The point at hand, the vacuum line goes into a rubber tube? Or a module?
The bowden cable and the vacuum control didn't both fail, so the cable is fine, right?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Silber Adler
85 300D shifting problems Can see loose vacuum line

This just started suddenly Won't shift till 4500 rpm.
Inspection showed loose vacuum line coming from vacuum modulator on fuel pump.

Can't seem to find out where it fits.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By Silber Adler
Step one is to have your car tuned up. Assuming...

Step one is to have your car tuned up. Assuming that it had been done because you see leaks is bad juju.

5000 miles a week. I can't imagine that. Oil change and filter once a week. Tires every 5...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-10-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 932
Posted By Silber Adler
Around here verizon tmobile att and sprint do not...

Around here verizon tmobile att and sprint do not have any towers. We have only one company uscell and you have to be on the deck or outside. One of the benefits of being rural. Keeps the riff raff...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-09-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 932
Posted By Silber Adler
I may be able to afford it in 15-20 years. I may...

I may be able to afford it in 15-20 years. I may need it by then as I will be in my 80s.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,420
Posted By Silber Adler
Several years ago we went out to the east coast...

Several years ago we went out to the east coast in a borrowed Dodge diesel truck over a weekend.
Never drove it below 70 mph. Never got below 22 mpg. It was my first experience driving a diesel....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,858
Posted By Silber Adler
Around here nearly everybody is armed. It breeds...

Around here nearly everybody is armed. It breeds lots respect for your fellow man and woman who is an equal with heat. The coasts have a lot to learn from the midwest. I respect everyone.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,858
Posted By Silber Adler
I agree except for one point. Usually the merger...

I agree except for one point. Usually the merger is pushing the mergee (me) into the cones.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Silber Adler
WTF(art) are you guys(?) talking about. What is...

WTF(art) are you guys(?) talking about. What is this world cup? Here in NE Mo, real men tune their imported diesels. I actually drove one today.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 932
Posted By Silber Adler
radar collision avoidance system Rant.

I just saw on TV that Mazda has introduced radar collision avoidance. Guess it gives the doodlebugs driving them another reason to reduce their situational awareness another notch. Check your...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,858
Posted By Silber Adler
The worst place I have driven is in various...

The worst place I have driven is in various countries in south america. The drivers of larger trucks and SUVs would typically drive with their left wheels over the centerline.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,028
Posted By Silber Adler
We were driving into Quincy IL a month ago and...

We were driving into Quincy IL a month ago and had to change lanes for a harley rider who was picking up a rcoon and putting into his saddlebag. What is the unofficial harley saying, "Azz, grass or...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,858
Posted By Silber Adler
I have to agree huskyman. I see this a lot....

I have to agree huskyman. I see this a lot. Driving up to barricades over the speed limit and expecting that you slow down for them. I usually hold my line and use a special hand signal showing them...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,420
Posted By Silber Adler
Great post twitch, My father bought into the "TV...

Great post twitch, My father bought into the "TV dream" and bought a new Cadillac every 2 years. I wish he had bought a farm every few years.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,651
Posted By Silber Adler
I don't have the problem here but great response...

I don't have the problem here but great response hunter.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,268
Posted By Silber Adler
Hi, my point is that the 300D gives me black oil...

Hi, my point is that the 300D gives me black oil within seconds after a change (due to residual oil). My vw or tractor may go 100 hours before getting dark.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,268
Posted By Silber Adler
Neither my IDI vw or IDI Mahindra turn the oil...

Neither my IDI vw or IDI Mahindra turn the oil black like the Mercedes does. I blame the amount of oil still in the system when I change it. I would figure that the design would allow for changing it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
Posted By Silber Adler
New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
Posted By Silber Adler
I have a house less than 30 miles from there. I...

I have a house less than 30 miles from there. I get back there once a week.
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