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Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 01:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By vwnate1
Home Pop Testing

I bought a junk homemade pop tester from a member here, then I bought the exact copy of the original BOSCH pop tester from India and it's been trouble free and works well .

When I ordered it I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By vwnate1
Post The World Beating 'Stovebolt' 235

There's a fair goodly bit of power in that old thing if you tune it carefully .

No need for dual carbies / headers, a dual outlet exhaust manifold will do the trick ~ splitting it will rob power ....
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up Fair Question

You should ask him .

I know from my own trying that getting a full set of injectors to all pop at within 5 P.S.I. of each other isn't going to happen the first several times you try it .

The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up Don't Stop Now !

Send those injectors off to Greezer and install them, get the car running, then fix the brakes and drive it, get a feeling for it as you sort out the various things .
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 236
Posted By vwnate1
Exclamation The "DEATH ROOM"

You are so right ! .

I use a grippy floor mat out side my tub and a rubber suction cup non slip one inside it ~ I have to wash the rubber mat off after every shower, I've had and seen some bad tub...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up Yamaha XJ 900 4

Rob wrote :

"My 31 years old Yamaha XJ-900 is very reliable.
Very low maintenance and it always starts and drives very well.

Rob "

Like this one ? :...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,114
Posted By vwnate1
Exclamation BAD PRACTICE !

" I then put his dead battery in the already running 300 and charged it on the drive home. "

Many have done this in a pinch but it's very bad practice because when you remove the battery to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By vwnate1
Post 1977 240D Ignition parts

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Ignition Switch 202-545-01-04
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I can't seem to copy the image,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By vwnate1
Post Late 240D Throttle Rods

I don't think those are *quite* the same .

Some of the rods -may- be the same and use the same lengths but some are visibly different from my 1982 USA model with slushbox .

In 1983 Mercedes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By vwnate1
Post WHEE !

Here we go again.....:rolleyes: .

These are standard tapered roller bearings, cup and cone, no special tools required but you *do* need to practice and get a feel for the job .

There's a simple...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By vwnate1
Post Failure To Crank

If you're willing, remove the dashboard lower panel and look up at the back of the key switch .

You should see a white / yellowed plastic thing with many wires coming out of it .

Two screws...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up YAY JOHN !

Good to hear this ~ most of the issues you'll face are pretty simple once you get into working on them .

Simple, well engineered and TOP QUALITY build .
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By vwnate1
Post Fuel Air Leaks

O.K. I gotcha ~

My brother's 1987 300SDL W/ OM603 is the same way, one time it leaked a bunch of fuel out ("Tom you really NEED to replace these weeping fuel hoses" 'yeah, yeah yeah...') .
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By vwnate1
Post It's Time

To do a compression test .

I am not familiar with this engine, might it have manually adjustable valves ? .

If so it's definitely time for that .
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up The Neighborhood

Got it .

Mine was built next to "Monks Hill" also in the 1920's, earlier than yours .
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By vwnate1
Unhappy Another W116 Gone

Yes, these are not as plentiful as they were just ten years ago .

Once I was given one, a real cherry but I don't like big cars so I took the radio and one spare tire and let the police tow it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-20-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By vwnate1
Post Veering Off Topic A Little Bit.....

Was that a 235 or 261 in your '53 ? .

The copper mesh air cleaner was the light duty one, they also had an oil bath one to be used on farms & etc. where it got dusty .

I prefer oil bath air...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By vwnate1
Post Developments & Curbstones

That sounds fairly usual, some neighborhoods were huge developments, others were bit by bit .

When was your place built ? .

I remember when public schools were normally built over the town...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By vwnate1
Cool Curbside Repairs

It depends on how old your neighborhood is ~ my curbs were poured in 1923, I know plenty of places in Long Beach that have high curbs .

I'm up to a 42" waist now so I get your point very well...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By vwnate1
Smile Hand Washing

Oddly enough, when working as a Mechanic daily I'd wash my hands first too ~ I didn't want to get any grease or asbestos on my johnson or anywhere else .

There are a whole buncha humorous sayings...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By vwnate1
Smile Children & Grandchildren

So much good news here ! .

Children are the future, too many forget that and consider them an unnecessary burden .
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By vwnate1
Post Mercedes Starters

They're not often easy to remove but if you're interested, taking one apart and cleaning it , replacing the brushes and adding a little bit of grease will usually bring them right back t life unless...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By vwnate1
Wink My Free Advice

...Is based on 50 + years of experience with mostly older vehicles .

Of course one should always triple check against other ideas but few will ever put the hard and long miles on older vehicles...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By vwnate1
Post Undercar Inspection

You can always drive one wheel up onto the curbstone......

Not everything learned in the third world is negative .
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up Newbie

You're doing fine 123Boy ~

It's supposed to be fun and educational, not nerve wracking .

Do all the little maintenance things and learn the quirks inherent in any machine new or old and then go...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By vwnate1
Talking Mr. Whipple

There you go, dating me again :rolleyes: .

the T.P. squeeze test means pinching your finger down the center hole and out side edge ~ try this and you'll be shocked at how easily most rolls...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By vwnate1
Post Compression Test Evauation

Remember : this is a new to you engine so make it run and adjust everything on it you can then RUN IT as often the compression will rise as a dormant engine comes back to life .

As much as I love...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-17-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By vwnate1
Smile And Now : Toilet Paper......

I prefer the old fashioned Scott's two ply typ, I find the puffy ones don't have much actual use on the roll, I always do the "pinch Test" before buying any T.P. and this has saved us $eriou$ ca$h .
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-17-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By vwnate1
Post My ex neighbor was a (poor & dishonest)...

My ex neighbor was a (poor & dishonest) contractor who's signature in bathroom overhauls was two fold : a recirculating hot water pump and glass bricks at one end of the tub that lit up from inside ....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-17-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By vwnate1
Thumbs up Relax !

That's nothing ~ they're blowing smoke up your dress trying to cheat you for a rebuild/overhaul .

Anytime you can rev. the engine and not loose the oil cap it's great, no worries at all .
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