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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-14-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,096
Posted By charmalu
I don`t know the reason, just what he told me. ...

I don`t know the reason, just what he told me.
I does have C-clips to hold it in.


Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-14-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,096
Posted By charmalu
I had the 80 240D and the 85 300D both done. ...

I had the 80 240D and the 85 300D both done.
Took the shaft to a Drive Line shop, they sent it to
a machine shop to cut out the MB joint. Then the
DL Shop pressed in a joint I think he said for a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By charmalu
Here is your You Tube link. ...

Here is your You Tube link.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeDvCVS38hk


What is wrong with you Glow Plugs?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By charmalu
That`s a few years back, forgot about adding to...

That`s a few years back, forgot about adding to these posts.
Haven`t taken a spedo apart in a few years. they are pretty simple.




Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By charmalu
Your 83 300D should have the 3:07 Differential. ...

Your 83 300D should have the 3:07 Differential.
To check it, look at the Differential from the rear.
lower left corner scrape off the grease/grime and
there is a set of #`s stamped.

The Spedo...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By charmalu
I have always used Bosch, never had a problem...

I have always used Bosch, never had a problem with them.
1/2 the price of the OEM MB one`s, and maybe Bosch anyway.


Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By charmalu
Here are a few older clock repair threads. ...

Here are a few older clock repair threads.


http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/15571-clock-works-again-80-300td.html

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,434
Posted By charmalu
Since we are talking about Calipers...don`t buy...

Since we are talking about Calipers...don`t buy them from O`Really`s.

I was doing a brake job on the 240. Ordered new front Calipers to replace
the ATE`s. Picked up the new one`s and gave them...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By charmalu
Iam in northern Nevada and they spray a salt...

Iam in northern Nevada and they spray a salt brine solution on the
roads here. If it is going to snow, they have it down before the storms
hit.
The Mercedes do not leave the yard during bad...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 403,467
Posted By charmalu
We have our 80 240D with a manual 4-spd and 383K...

We have our 80 240D with a manual 4-spd and 383K miles.
Love the car, wouldn`t trade it for anything. I swapped the
3:69 Diff for a 3:58 out of a W123 280E, because I wanted the
150mph spedo. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 403,467
Posted By charmalu
It has "Rough and Ready". Good title for the car,...

It has "Rough and Ready". Good title for the car, But is an
area of the "Gold Rush" of 1849 in Ca.


Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By charmalu
It`s been a month and no answer. Here is a...

It`s been a month and no answer.
Here is a thread from Benz World, MB Part# A606-200-00-96
https://www.benzworld.org/threads/definitive-240d-block-heater-thread.1670349/

There are several good...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By charmalu
That horizontal trim piece in post#5, I screwed...

That horizontal trim piece in post#5, I screwed up one on my 85 till I figured
how it`s attached.
As I remember on the second one, I slid a thin flat screwdriver under the
wide part, and lifted...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 403,467
Posted By charmalu
83 240D manual trans. asking $10K, but says they...

83 240D manual trans. asking $10K, but says they can sell up to $24K.



https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/rough-and-ready-1983-mercedes-240/7286464295.html




Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,827
Posted By charmalu
I agree, should be in their for sale lot. That...

I agree, should be in their for sale lot.
That yard was 25 miles south of me when I was in Soquel.


Charlie
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 403,467
Posted By charmalu
Those long winded write up are irritating. They...

Those long winded write up are irritating. They sometimes give the history
of Mercedes Benz, and the development of the Diesel engine, it`s longevity,
the million miles they will go etc...

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
Thanks Alec, I couldnt get it any larger. ...

Thanks Alec, I couldnt get it any larger.


The Intercooler is off a Mustang, and the pipes off a Saab as I remember
what the owner told me. A friend of mine is a MB guy (81). This car
belonged...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 403,467
Posted By charmalu
83 300TD $11K and the engine is made out of real...

83 300TD $11K and the engine is made out of real steel, imagine that.
Love the long winded write up.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,827
Posted By charmalu
1979 Mercedes 300TD (W123) - $21,500<small> (Los...

1979 Mercedes 300TD (W123) - $21,500<small> (Los Angeles (West LA))</small>

For that price, everything should work, and be as new condition or better.
But this guy has his head in the clouds.

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
A lot of you don`t know member MBEIGE, he has the...

A lot of you don`t know member MBEIGE, he has the most perfect
W123.133 around. want to see PORN???

Never a speck of dust on his car.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/1938467-post25.html
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By charmalu
There was a thread several years ago about...

There was a thread several years ago about restoring the yellow Fog
Lights. Couldn`t find it searching but came across this one.

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By charmalu
I love the 300CD, not a lot of them around, at...

I love the 300CD, not a lot of them around, at least good examples.
Seen some premo one`s listed for $12K on up. Seen some in the PNP`s
beat to crap...too bad.
I saw this listing on CL guy...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
Funny the way you mentioned the Termites. We said...

Funny the way you mentioned the Termites. We said the same thing
when the 89 Earth Quake hit the Bay Area.
We said the Termites were holding hands good that day to keep the house
upright. :D

...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By charmalu
I had the same rust issue on our 85 300D, ...

I had the same rust issue on our 85 300D,
Decided to paint the roof and rear quarters. Popped out the rear window and

found 3/4 of the lower part was rusted pretty bad. It is actually a pinch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,827
Posted By charmalu
82 240D in Moss Landing yard....... What the H377...

82 240D in Moss Landing yard....... What the H377 is that doing in PNP???:confused:
That is a great looking car.





https://row52.com/Vehicle/Index/WDBAB23AXCB348751
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By charmalu
Good info Bill. Digging into the Dash can be one...

Good info Bill. Digging into the Dash can be one of those dark areas most
do not want to enter.


I learned my education on these W123 in PNP taking them all apart.
I have removed probably 15...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
Nate, been retired since 06. Walked in the office...

Nate, been retired since 06. Walked in the office and told my Boss HE
was fired. Damn that felt good. :D
Been there so long they thought I would never leave, then when I decided
to leave, they...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-04-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By charmalu
Oh yes the light alloy wheels that look like a ...

Oh yes the light alloy wheels that look like a steel wheel.


123-400-15-02 14 x 6"
123-400-13-02 14 x 5.5"


I have them on my 240D, what a difference in weight. 9lb vs 18lb.
They were only...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-03-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
We don`t even watch the telly. We bought my...

We don`t even watch the telly.

We bought my Mom a 55" curved screen TV so she could see it better.
Then she passed and we have it in the box. Was thinkin of using it for
the Computer monitor....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-03-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By charmalu
Iam not in the mountains, but the mountains east...

Iam not in the mountains, but the mountains east go up to 9600ft and west is the back side of the Sierra Nevada MT range between us and Commiefornia.
We can see the lights of Lake Tahoe at night.
...
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