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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-17-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By jcyuhn
It’s a Ford designed/built engine. I’ve driven an...

It’s a Ford designed/built engine. I’ve driven an LTV Wonder RV built on that platform. It actually drives very well for an RV. The engine has a lot of diesel rattle under acceleration but quiets...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-04-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By jcyuhn
You still must have a valid reason to cross the...

You still must have a valid reason to cross the border. The vaccination exemption only applies to approved reasons for being admitted. Canada has a little quiz you can take to determine if itís...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By jcyuhn
Afraid that car is too old for me to hazard a...

Afraid that car is too old for me to hazard a guess.

Slight thread hijack. How did you find the I-55 bridge crossing the river into Memphis? I am scheduled to head that way in a coup,e of weeks,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-10-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By jcyuhn
Trailers donít make sense for most users. They...

Trailers donít make sense for most users. They increase cost and inconvenience because the trailer requires maintenance and registration in addition to the vehicle itself. Most RV parks do not have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-13-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,347
Posted By jcyuhn
Iíve never seen that in Texas, only up in the...

Iíve never seen that in Texas, only up in the Midwest. All my DFW homes used freeze proof sillcocks where the actual valve is buried deep in the wall of the home. Just donít leave a hose connected...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-13-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,347
Posted By jcyuhn
Correction - DFW Reached 3 degrees in 1989. Seems...

Correction - DFW Reached 3 degrees in 1989. Seems you might beat that this year.
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By jcyuhn
I purchased a 1998 E300 turbo diesel new. It has...

I purchased a 1998 E300 turbo diesel new. It has the MB 722.6 5 speed automatic. It is an absolute beast of transmission.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-11-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,347
Posted By jcyuhn
That is dang cold. Batten down the hatches. From...

That is dang cold. Batten down the hatches. From faulty memory the coldest temperature ever in Dallas is -5F around Christmas 1989. That was the year I moved to DFW from San Diego. I almost moved...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By jcyuhn
My mother lives in Michigan, in suburban Detroit....

My mother lives in Michigan, in suburban Detroit. She also has a big natural gas powered Generac. It’s so slick that when the power goes out in the neighborhood she doesn’t even notice. The...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-28-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By jcyuhn
I can add a few comments. Iím spending the summer...

I can add a few comments. Iím spending the summer in my 25í Sprinter (Mercedes content!) motorhome. Currently in Montana doing some cycling. Itís not a van, but rather a small class C.

Solar is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-23-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By jcyuhn
Yes, absolutely. I own a Leisure Travel Van Unity...

Yes, absolutely. I own a Leisure Travel Van Unity motorhome built on a 2019 Sprinter cutaway chassis. I have it serviced and recalls addressed at my local dealer - MB of Boerne, Texas (they are...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-22-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By jcyuhn
There are a lot of van conversion videos on...

There are a lot of van conversion videos on YouTube that might provide ideas on the level of effort and sophistication going on out there. Mostly rambling build video series by attractive young...
Forum: Tech Help 07-12-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By jcyuhn
Nice car. On w211 the wiring along the left...

Nice car.

On w211 the wiring along the left side of the trunk lid tends to break from repeated opening and closing. You have to dive into the wiring harness and patch up any broken wires. This is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,037
Posted By jcyuhn
Spend some time reading over at mbworld.com....

Spend some time reading over at mbworld.com. Quite a few stories of OM642 lockups due to oil sludging. It’s almost always in the GL and ML, rarely E class or Sprinter. I don’t know if the cause is...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jcyuhn
No, but years ago, quite a few years ago, I was...

No, but years ago, quite a few years ago, I was shopping for one to use as a daily driver. Never found the right car so it never happened.

It’s a 124 chassis with all that implies. So extremely...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By jcyuhn
Howdy. I don’t have any specifics to offer on the...

Howdy. I don’t have any specifics to offer on the 380sl, but will affirm that you’ve received good advice here. I do hope the captain is well. I met him one time - he deadheaded down to Texas, bought...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-18-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By jcyuhn
It’s in the mail, along with your check! ...

It’s in the mail, along with your check!

June 2000 for me. But I never posted much, only 2500 in 19 years.

Was anyone on the Mercedes mailing list prior to the forum? How about rec.autos...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By jcyuhn
Broadly speaking - emission controls. If todays...

Broadly speaking - emission controls. If todays cars were as polluting as the 1940s we would all be dead now and our cities would be uninhabitable.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By jcyuhn
It was a cool car show. I happened to stay at the...

It was a cool car show. I happened to stay at the Straits state park on Wednesday, on my way up to Whitefish point. Lots of car people already in town then. The campground was filled with cool old...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,526
Posted By jcyuhn
I can only imagine! Ours always ran fine with...

I can only imagine! Ours always ran fine with factory power levels, which are more than adequate in the U.S. Overtaking on a two lane highway was effortless.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,526
Posted By jcyuhn
This car does not have DEF, that started in2010. ...

This car does not have DEF, that started in2010.

I am under the impression that it is an oxidation catalyst right off the turbo, with the DPF further downstream. but itís been a couple of years...
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By jcyuhn
Yup, the R230 was the first model to have it for...

Yup, the R230 was the first model to have it for the 2002 model year. It was the 2003 model year for the w211.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,526
Posted By jcyuhn
I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of a ring issue...

I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of a ring issue on an om642. The most common reason these start inhaling oil is a failed centrifuge on the PCV. It’s an inexpensive part so worth replacing on trial.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,702
Posted By jcyuhn
You must use an Emissions System Protection (ESP)...

You must use an Emissions System Protection (ESP) oil in this engine otherwise the oil consumed by the engine (at normal consumption levels) will block the diesel particulate filter, resulting in a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-19-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By jcyuhn
My best friends dad bought a 78 or 79 Olds...

My best friends dad bought a 78 or 79 Olds Toronado diesel. Strangely never really had any problems with it. Always started in the Michigan winter. We used to enjoy laying down smokescreens on I-94....
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By jcyuhn
That really depends on how you drive and where...

That really depends on how you drive and where you drive, so I canít really say. On the Chrysler it was a no brainer. The system cost $1k and includes many other useful functions such as a 360 camera...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By jcyuhn
I own two cars with these systems - one Subaru...

I own two cars with these systems - one Subaru and one Chrysler. I like the forward collision warning/automatic braking/adaptive cruise on both. Have had very few false alarms on the collision...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-17-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By jcyuhn
Is the pedal firm when you first start driving,...

Is the pedal firm when you first start driving, but becomes soft after a longer drive? And is then OK again after the car sits undriven? If so, it is likely that the brake fluid is boiling due to a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-16-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,222
Posted By jcyuhn
Iíve had several w211 E55s. There is an addictive...

Iíve had several w211 E55s. There is an addictive brutality to all that instant midrange torque. Once youíve had it, you canít live without it. Also, the engine doesnít tend to grenade in expensive...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By jcyuhn
You can telephone the bank that issued the...

You can telephone the bank that issued the cashiers check and they will verify that it is authentic based on the payee, check number, amount, etc.

If you use a national bank with branches near the...
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