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Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By blankenship
Intermittent power loss in a way I haven't seen described

My '83 300CDT has been acting funny, with an occasional power loss when accelerating that I haven't seen described elsewhere on the forum.

Between one stop light and another I might have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,140
Posted By blankenship
For me, the reason to switch to synthetic would...

For me, the reason to switch to synthetic would be that it doesn't degrade at the same rate as dino—
From what I've read, if you use conventional oil you've got to change every 3 months (or 6...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-25-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By blankenship
problemos

now c'mon vstech, use that little brain of yours—

the OP is not the only user on this site. there is a 'search' feature, so this info may help others for years to come.

i did not have this...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By blankenship
euro, baby

for the 300td, an OEM 'euro hitch' was the Oris E115-4.
i've got one on my euro wagon.

there's a PDF showing the hitch and its mounting/install here...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,321
Posted By blankenship
done & done

replaced the starter back on 2/4...solved the problem.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...closure.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By blankenship
caliper replaced.

left side caliper replaced.
problem solved.

i'll did not understand why in the world the car would pull to the RIGHT when the LEFT side caliper was dragging, (seemed inverted, to me), but i...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By blankenship
just plain dead

no change in behavior between JY and stock. just plain DEAD.

anybody got a link to a good troubleshooting / diagnostic post?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By blankenship
cruise control...DANG it!

yep. another cruise control post.

i'm trying to diagnose why mine's not working.
i seem to remember diagnosing one on a prior step-by-step "troubleshooting" article on the mbz.org site, but i'll...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,839
Posted By blankenship
resolution!

a scant (2) years later, and my rear SLS is now as it should be.
the culprit? the actuators / struts. (it's always the last thing you check...and, it's not ALWAYS the accumulators).

found a guy...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By blankenship
well, the RIGHT side caliper definitely needed...

well, the RIGHT side caliper definitely needed replacing. That wheel wouldn't budge.
so now there's a disconnect...if the right side caliper was much worse off than the left, and it's now been...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By blankenship
well

i actually checked the front brakes last week, (even though both front calipers were replaced only 5k ago) and the RIGHT side wheel wouldn't turn without a LOT of effort, so i replaced that caliper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-19-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By blankenship
PULLS when braking...help w/ BUSHINGS

I've noticed that when driving at interstate speeds if apply much pressure to the brakes on my 300TD, she'll kind 'shift' to the right...but if i let off the brakes she'll straighten out. Doesn't...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
revisited

it turns out the '80 model takes hotter plugs than my '82...so i replaced/renewed them. plug condition is "white," so i richened the screws up to hope i'd start getting "tan" plugs...hasn't...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,737
Posted By blankenship
pardon?

i'm the OP...still own and drive the car.
can i be of service in some way WHUNTER?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-03-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
emissions

well,
i FAILED emissions testing again!

on LOW IDLE (1090RPM), failed with 516HC and 5.07CO on the 220/1.0 standard.
on HIGH IDLE (2450RPM), failed with 534HC and 4.13CO on the 220/1.0 standard....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,564
Posted By blankenship
help?

hey all-
can you help me with THE ORDER IN WHICH TO DO THINGS?

from what i've been told by a local shop, it seems the compressor and the drier need to be replaced BEFORE the system can be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,564
Posted By blankenship
the "salvage" compressor came off a depressurized...

the "salvage" compressor came off a depressurized system, BUT the car had only been at the lot for (2) days. i think it's Oregon law that they empty the systems before putting 'em in the yard. the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,564
Posted By blankenship
well now

i snagged a compressor with a free-spinning clutch off of a 300D at the salvage yard last week. picked it up for $30. it's a GM OEM "Harrison" brand Model # 1131350, which (though i can't find any...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-16-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By blankenship
aha!

they're the butterflies, in the top.
is that good?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-14-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By blankenship
hmmm...

yeah, they stick even with the air filter / wing nut off.
now what?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-14-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By blankenship
Solex Secondaries

The secondaries on my Solex 4A1 are sticking...
The pressure to open them isn't constant...and they'll catch, and then stick open.
I lubed the little "sliders" without and change.
It's my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-13-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,564
Posted By blankenship
yikes

does the fact that i have an R4 compressor indicate whether i have a R-12 or R134 system?

so, parts-wise, minimum, i'd be in for

$300 compressor
$40 receiver drier
$40 expansion valve
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,564
Posted By blankenship
A/C...compressor frozen. R4? what?

The compressor on my '85 wagon was locked up when I bought the car a couple years ago, and now that the temperature's climbin' I'm about ready to have it work.

I've never done ANY A/C work before,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
well

1. it seems the "dies when shifting into drive" problem was cured by enriching the two 'CO mixture screws.' also, the book answered my question about 'uneven running' from spark plugs 1-3 and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
it's actually the 1980 euro 250..it has a M123...

it's actually the 1980 euro 250..it has a M123 engine (123.920), and is carbureted w/ the Solex 4A1. due to the "euro" designation, she's got no emissions stuff to speak of. they don't visually...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-31-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
well, i definitely have the "new style / hip...

well, i definitely have the "new style / hip roof" float...

my float/arm is pretty darned level...measures 2.0mm from the carb "parting plate."
i'd said the float level spec is 7mm because my...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
hmm...

well, took her apart today:

that float needle valve seems secure. i basically tried to wiggle and turn it and pull it out with my fingers, and couldn't. i assume that means it checks out okay>
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-28-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
half and half

the plugs on cylinders 1-3 are all nice and tan.
the plugs on 4-6 are black and carbony.

it's weird...the "gas pooling" seems to come and go...like it'll happen one day, and not the next.
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,372
Posted By blankenship
Solex gas pooling...what the ?

i've noticed some gas pooling in my solex carb in the area shown in the attached photo...

it fills up a little there when running, and then leaks down the side of the carb.
i cleaned the jets and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,839
Posted By blankenship
whiskeydan- it's definitely NOT just an audible...

whiskeydan- it's definitely NOT just an audible thing...you can feel it. i'd describe it as sharp and i guess would also say it's "stiff." not sure how other wagons compare, but with the car at...
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