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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By juanesoto
Shipping directly to Costa Rica is not worth the...

Shipping directly to Costa Rica is not worth the effort. I have a shipping address in Miami, FL, where you can send me the parts and I'll take care of bringing them to CR. I sent you an email so we...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By juanesoto
Hi guys! Sorry it took me so long to get back. I...

Hi guys! Sorry it took me so long to get back. I was out of town with no computer access. Andrew, I saw your email. I'm really looking forward to do business with you.

By the way, let me know if I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By juanesoto
Is the sway bar still available? Do you know...

Is the sway bar still available? Do you know which diameter it is? Pics? Really interested! Thanks.
Forum: Events & Gatherings 04-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 88,469
Posted By juanesoto
It really was a pleasure spending some time with...

It really was a pleasure spending some time with you Miguel! I certainly admire your quest and wish you the best of luck to finish it safely. :cool:

By the way, if any other forum member is coming...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By juanesoto
Thanks! Actually I was looking into some old...

Thanks!

Actually I was looking into some old pics and found the one of my avatar, from the time my car turned 400.000 kms. That pics were from August 2009 and this made me think of all the endless...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-09-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By juanesoto
Smile My car's mileageday!! (instead of birthday)

Hey guys! I hope you're doing great!

Even though I've been off the forum for a while, I would like to share with you a special moment in my Mercedes ownership life. My car finally got to 500.000...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By juanesoto
Yesterday I did some brainstorming about how to...

Yesterday I did some brainstorming about how to make the calipers and discs fit the W123 spindle and hub. Unfortunately, there is no "easy" way. All the alternatives I could think of required major...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By juanesoto
The calipers have 4 pistons each. There might be...

The calipers have 4 pistons each. There might be better performance because of this, but I just don't know if it will justify the required modding to make them fit...

If I had checked the rotors...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By juanesoto
560SL (R107) front brakes in a W123= NO GO! :(

Hello folks!!
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Several weeks ago I bought a set of rebuilt calipers and new drilled/slotted rotors for a 560SL to mount on my W123.

Yesterday I tried to fit the parts in my car and they are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
I'll show you some pics when the tranny gets here...

I'll show you some pics when the tranny gets here so we can decide the best route to get this through. Speaking of, according to Fedex, the tranny will be delivered to my freight forwarder on 11/17...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
Thanks for the info on the filter relocation!...

Thanks for the info on the filter relocation! I'll think about it. Not really sure if I want to mess around with that, but worth of considering.

About the spline matching and so, the main downside...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
Army, what you said about the flex disc might be...

Army, what you said about the flex disc might be right. I'll figure that out once I have the tranny here. It's going to take a couple of days, since I got the tranny in USA and the shipping will take...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
You're right! Pulses per mile would be much...

You're right! Pulses per mile would be much easier to deal with and having a replaceable tone wheel will be great for future mods in the driveline. Does anyone know the type of signal used by the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
That's going to be a tough one... Perhaps I can...

That's going to be a tough one... Perhaps I can adapt the speedo mechanism of a W126 behind the faceplate of a W123 speedometer. However I would need to know which sort of input signal it requires to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
You can bet I will take lots of pictures! I've...

You can bet I will take lots of pictures! I've learned so much from the forum in the past years, that documeting the process and sharing it with you is the least I can do to pay it forward.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By juanesoto
6-speed W123

Hello folks!

After looking for a 5-speed tranny for my W123 for several years with no luck whatsoever, I decided to go down the transmission adaptation road. I found some really useful data...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By juanesoto
I installed a turbo radiator to my NA Euro 300D...

I installed a turbo radiator to my NA Euro 300D some time ago and it runs great. You just need to consider the large hose that connects the bottom of the radiator to the expansion tank. Also consider...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 67,836
Posted By juanesoto
Got to try! If not, I would never forgive myself...

Got to try! If not, I would never forgive myself if later someone bought it withou even doing an attempt to get it. :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 67,836
Posted By juanesoto
Think about and PM me a number. Let's see if I...

Think about and PM me a number. Let's see if I can match or come close to your sell price. Perhaps I might be able to buy it. If not, I'll be pleased that I tried! :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 67,836
Posted By juanesoto
VS, I'm really sorry you are in such a hurry due...

VS, I'm really sorry you are in such a hurry due to an ungrateful neighbor and a stupid governement. If I were in US, I would have helped you somehow. Anyway, I'm very interested in the 5speed...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,426
Posted By juanesoto
Since I'm in Costa Rica, it's kind of difficult...

Since I'm in Costa Rica, it's kind of difficult to pay it forward due to shipping costs. However, if anyone is coming to Costa Rica, I'll be more than happy to assist you. I can drive you around,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By juanesoto
Thanks for the tips guys! I'll try to remove it...

Thanks for the tips guys! I'll try to remove it hydraulically first. I'll let you know the outcome... :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-24-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By juanesoto
Clutch replacement questions (W123)

Hello everyone!

It's clutch time for my car, so I thought about replacing the pilot bearing (the one in the end of the crankshaft) but I'm really not sure how to remove it.
Any ideas or tips?
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,876
Posted By juanesoto
Well, my 300D has been in my family for 17 years....

Well, my 300D has been in my family for 17 years. It belonged to my mother and since it joined the family, I fell in love with it. About 7 years ago, my dad was going to sell it because he got...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By juanesoto
Mayday Mike and Kerry, I'm pretty sure you are...

Mayday Mike and Kerry, I'm pretty sure you are right about american cars not being unreliable. However, my first hand experience with a couple of mustangs, a couple of chevy novas, a firebird and the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By juanesoto
I really like the W123 better over the W124 and...

I really like the W123 better over the W124 and being a W123 owner for several years, I'd like to stay in that road...

Perhaps a Ford diff might be a good option, but if some customization has to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By juanesoto
I totally agree with the tires width as being a...

I totally agree with the tires width as being a problem in putting all the power down to the ground. However, having this limitation might be a good thing, as the tires will work as a power fuse.
...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By juanesoto
I know diesel might be better for the sake of the...

I know diesel might be better for the sake of the 300D culture, but even thought the knocking noise of a diesel is sweet, I'd love to own a W123 with a deep Merc V8 rumble. Imagine the drone while...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By juanesoto
W123 Muscle Car

Hello everyone! Been off the forum for several weeks as my job has been really time consuming lately.

Last friday I had a chance to drive my boss' show quality AMC AMX SS from 1969. It has the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-20-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By juanesoto
Thanks for all the input! I'll request a...

Thanks for all the input!

I'll request a quote from Coil Spring Specialties. If I give them all the parameters of the heavy duty springs the police edition W123, perhaps they can make a set for a...
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