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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-02-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Junkman
The CDs I've seen were intended to run on old...

The CDs I've seen were intended to run on old operating systems. Will they install under win10?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Junkman
@Shadetree, track down the side felts if you can....

@Shadetree, track down the side felts if you can. 126 and 123 cars use the same seals.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Junkman
And your point is that your car has crappy paint...

And your point is that your car has crappy paint and you don't care whether the sun roof works and don't want to be bothered with keeping the drains clear? Or is it something else?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By Junkman
Depending on what you've done, I'd fix it. Most...

Depending on what you've done, I'd fix it. Most $1500 cars will need tons of mechanical stuff fixed. If yours is already sorted, replace the sheet metal. Do some bodywork & prep and get a Macco...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-17-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By Junkman
Insurance gave me $3,000 for my 85SD and let me...

Insurance gave me $3,000 for my 85SD and let me buy it back for a few hundred.That was several years ago. They used new MBC parts in the rebuild estimate which almost immediately put it in the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Junkman
I took mine down to the long block and sealed...

I took mine down to the long block and sealed everything. Did all at once. Now no leaks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Junkman
JB Weld makes a plastic bonder that is stronger...

JB Weld makes a plastic bonder that is stronger than the original plastic. I used it on a headlight bezel and the bezel broke somewhere else but the repair was solid.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-12-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Junkman
I get 16mpg with my 24V Cummins. They used to...

I get 16mpg with my 24V Cummins. They used to have trouble with injection pumps but I'm approaching 100,000 on a remanned IP. The problems appear to have been worked out. Most of these trucks are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Junkman
You will be messing with it until you decide to...

You will be messing with it until you decide to actually fix it. I used long 3/8 extensions to tap the tube down into the hole. Put a worm gear clamp around the tube for the extensions to tap on. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-06-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Junkman
Regardless of what brand you settle on, buy them...

Regardless of what brand you settle on, buy them 2" shorter than what's listed. Otherwise, the swing of the arm may be further than you want. Perhaps the PO put them on rotated wrong but in your...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Junkman
At least on 81-85 126 cars, there were changes...

At least on 81-85 126 cars, there were changes but any year regulator with motor will work. The combined motor and regulator units are specific the side and front/rear location - ie driver front...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Junkman
Comes under the heading of PPM - poor...

Comes under the heading of PPM - poor maintenance. Keep the thing lubed and they work as designed. OP didn't say exactly what the issue is.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-24-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Junkman
If you're referring to the black rubber at the...

If you're referring to the black rubber at the bottom of the windshield, it is NLA and I haven't seen any good ones in the local yards. All have been in the same condition.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Junkman
OPn my 85SD, you don't need power to get the...

OPn my 85SD, you don't need power to get the antenna down. Use a small screwdriver to remove the one part of the case for access to the gears. Use your finger or small screwdriver to turn the gears...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Junkman
Choice of ATE or Bendix doesn't matter. I buy...

Choice of ATE or Bendix doesn't matter. I buy brake rebuilds locally because I've had problems getting the correct part. Left was in a box marked right, front was in a box marked rear etc. You...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-01-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Junkman
Lack of electricity will not stop a 617. Lack of...

Lack of electricity will not stop a 617. Lack of fuel will. Lack of fuel can be caused by vacuum fuel shut off. Do some diagnosing. At least measure the voltage output of the alternator with the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Junkman
You also want to keep fuel filters and tools to...

You also want to keep fuel filters and tools to change them in the car (always - no exceptions).
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Junkman
I'm pretty sure it's sold. The guy (a neighbor)...

I'm pretty sure it's sold. The guy (a neighbor) drove it after chasing several other cars that didn't meet expectations. This drives like new even though some things need work. We complete the deal...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-20-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Junkman
Pretty sure I did the flex disks early on when I...

Pretty sure I did the flex disks early on when I was under the car for the bowden cable. I routinely drove from Murfreesboro to the other side of Jackson and into Nashville a couple of times a week....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 06-19-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Junkman
84 300SD up for sale

It's sold. The guy will have some work to do before it's back to as designed but it's a solid start. He didn't drive it the 1st time he looked. After a wasted 6 hr trip to Atlanta and back to look...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-16-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Junkman
A brass punch is a god idea. If not in a hurry,...

A brass punch is a god idea. If not in a hurry, I take the old bearings to the local industrial supply that sells bearings. They can cross them from the number and/or measure to get quality that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-13-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,220
Posted By Junkman
I have some 126 seats apart. The pad PN is 126...

I have some 126 seats apart. The pad PN is 126 910 2650 NLA from Mercedes but I've seen them from upholstery people.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Junkman
I got the covers off. I may buy new pads since I...

I got the covers off. I may buy new pads since I want the seats to be as new and to last 20 years. If they break at 20, someone else can fix them.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Junkman
I see some sort of wire connector but am...

I see some sort of wire connector but am wondering how to replace them. They are not standard hog ring and I'm hoping to be able to install new covers without subbing the work out because the local...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Junkman
Rollguy would be a good option if buying a...

Rollguy would be a good option if buying a rebuilt. Do his AC conversion while the engine is out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-10-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Junkman
how does seat cover separate from padding 86-91 126 car

I'm getting ready to sell my 84SD and want to include leather front seat covers from an 86-91 seat with the car. (I searched on the seat PN stamped on the padding but don't have it with me now.) I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-09-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Junkman
Be sure to examine the doors where the lip that...

Be sure to examine the doors where the lip that holds the door seal resides. Two doors out of 4 cars total had rusty lips. Fortunately, the car I'm keeping is sufficiently good that simply sanding...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Junkman
did a 79 TD have a 617

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-mercedes-benz-300td-6/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,179
Posted By Junkman
NorthernTool has large sockets for ~ $16. I have...

NorthernTool has large sockets for ~ $16. I have a NT local but Amazon also has them for about the same price.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-09-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Junkman
guide rod mounts if it happens when braking

guide rod mounts if it happens when braking
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