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Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By probear
The entire transmission was rebuilt. It will...

The entire transmission was rebuilt. It will 'bump' shift upwards for all gears and as long as you don't fully stop, it will downshift and then upshift normally.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-16-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By probear
86 SDL Transmission Problem

A while back, I ended up blowing the transmission pump. Since the car has over 200K on it, we decided to rebuild the transmission. Everything went fine until the test drive. It would not upshift. We...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By probear
OK, making a little headway. Found the data disc...

OK, making a little headway. Found the data disc now all I need is the Mitchell installation software.....ARRRRGGGG.....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-12-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By probear
86 300 SDL power seat wiring

Both seats quit working in the last couple of days. I checked the fuses and both are OK. Further checked the power and the problem seems to be no power to the fuse. If I jump to the fuse, then the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,048
Posted By probear
WOW...I did not realize that I've been on this...

WOW...I did not realize that I've been on this forum for over 7 years....
Anyway, 59 here, but very high mileage.......guess my body is kinda like a diesel.

Not slow, not fast, just kinda...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 11-01-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By probear
WTB: SDL Read End

Had a pinion bearing go bad. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By probear
Help - Transmission / 300SDL

Here's what happened. Car ran fine yesterday. Started up fine tonight, temp somewhere around 35F, car started fine, and backed out of a steep driveway without a problem. Into forward, and again,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By probear
As a side note, I caught almost all of the...

As a side note, I caught almost all of the antifreeze and put it in one of my many veggy oil jugs to take to Autozone for recycling. :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By probear
OK, got most of the work done yesterday, but ran...

OK, got most of the work done yesterday, but ran out of time because of the SB party at my GF's home.
At least I found one major flaw. The thermostat had broken on one side, allowing the spring...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By probear
Beg your pardon......I can STILL outrace a herd...

Beg your pardon......I can STILL outrace a herd of turtles (as long as it's not uphill...) :D

I kinda figured it was related to the engine not warming, but wanted to confirm...Thanks !!

Anyone...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-04-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By probear
SDL issue

Recently, in the midst of cold weather, I determined that the thermostat was apparently stuck more open than not. Because the weather has not cooperated, I have not been able to change it out yet,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-11-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 48,628
Posted By probear
Back to the HydroEdge tires. I ran the 225s and...

Back to the HydroEdge tires. I ran the 225s and although they guaranteed 0-K miles, I only got 56K miles, AND most of mine is highway. Rotated and balanced every 5-6K miles too. They actually rode a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-20-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By probear
It's my understanding that the removal process of...

It's my understanding that the removal process of the sulfur is what reduces the lubrication qualities of the fuel. This has been recognized since the start and special lubricants are added back to...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 11-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,610
Posted By probear
IMO, you're overall best bet is running...

IMO, you're overall best bet is running Biodiesel. It will gell at a higher temperature than diesel, but a blend will take care of that problem. One thing to remember, the gell temperature is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By probear
Normally, you would have no problem running B100,...

Normally, you would have no problem running B100, BUT as Bobo pointed out, you live in NY. NY - this time of year = cold.
One of the weak points of B100 is it will usually gell at a lot higher...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,802
Posted By probear
'Wet stacking' is real. First thing you'll...

'Wet stacking' is real.
First thing you'll notice at truck stops is that usually, the engines are above a normal idle. I have an idle controller on my PSD and it is set to idle at 1200 RPM if left...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,626
Posted By probear
this is for 2-300SDLs air filter (x2) oil...

this is for 2-300SDLs

air filter (x2)
oil change (x2)
fuel filters - multiple
parking brake cable (thankfully, only one)
injector pump valves, crush washers and o rings (once again, only one)...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 09-26-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,106
Posted By probear
You should be good to go. Like was previously...

You should be good to go. Like was previously said, carry extra fuel filters. I would also carry a small quantity of fuel should you need to change the secondary filter while on the road. BTDT.. :)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,449
Posted By probear
I might have missed it but I did not see any...

I might have missed it but I did not see any mention of how old the battery is.

I have fallen prey to the 'the battery's fine' because over time, the battery gets weaker. Eventually, it might...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-30-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By probear
Also, as ironic, even that small of percentage of...

Also, as ironic, even that small of percentage of Bio-Diesel significantly reduces pollution by a far greater percentage than the mix would suggest.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By probear
General consensus of the Ford owners is to stay...

General consensus of the Ford owners is to stay with the 7.3 PSD. The 6.ohno, either was very good, or very bad (more bads than good from what I've read). The later models, 99 and up, seem to be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,494
Posted By probear
If you run any percentage of Biodiesel, make sure...

If you run any percentage of Biodiesel, make sure you carry extra fuel filters. It is great a cleaning out fuel systems. BTDT.....:D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-26-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By probear
Front Parking brake cable - SDL....

What a PITA to replace.....this must have been the very first thing that they put in the car prior to any electronics and interior....:eek:
Seems the old cable gave up the ghost at the parking...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By probear
Fuel Thermostat SDL

Ironically, I've had two fuel thermostats fail in the last 6 months. (separate cars).....I noticed the rebuild kits are about $52 bucks each and just wonder how important these units really are. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By probear
Try running Biodiesel. the smoke issue is greatly...

Try running Biodiesel. the smoke issue is greatly reduced. I run B100 and the smoke is more of a haze, not dark at all........
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,826
Posted By probear
Without heating the WVO or VO to 180 degrees F or...

Without heating the WVO or VO to 180 degrees F or better, the fuel is going to eventually cause problems with the fuel system. Even then, there is still the issue of coking from glycerin. Sure, you...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,400
Posted By probear
As a side comment, I run B100 quite often in the...

As a side comment, I run B100 quite often in the summer and on the 87, I had to drain/clean the tank, and change the tank screen because it had so much crap in it. The 86 seems to be OK :)

As...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,400
Posted By probear
Reviving the dead.......I laughed when I first...

Reviving the dead.......I laughed when I first read this thread as I had a problem about 6 months ago with my 86 SDL. Lost power, would run OK at slow speeds, but the faster you tried to go, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By probear
SDL Parking Brake

OK, I've searched and yet to find all the information that I need. I did finally track down that fact that the front cable was broken and have since got a new one, however, most of the instruction...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 07-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,484
Posted By probear
I have used a propane injection system on my 99...

I have used a propane injection system on my 99 F-350 with mixed results. First, there is more power but it is because of more fuel. Any other claims of magic are infinitesimal at best. Mileage off...
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