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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By dlssmith
Check your ground situation.

Check your ground situation.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By dlssmith
I'd bet money on there being a bad ground or low...

I'd bet money on there being a bad ground or low battery voltage. Start checking connections for corrosion including the battery posts.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-19-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By dlssmith
Have you changed the fuel filters lately? You...

Have you changed the fuel filters lately? You probably get a fair amount of moisture accumulating in the fuel in DE and that moisture is collected in that canister filter - pretty easy to change by...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By dlssmith
If you've got an old diesel, you may as well coat...

If you've got an old diesel, you may as well coat the garage floor either with epoxy or something else impervious to oil stains. That concrete will absorb the carbon permanently in about 1 min. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By dlssmith
There are a couple of bio diesel aka soybean oil...

There are a couple of bio diesel aka soybean oil plants in Iowa not far from my farm. Locally you can buy a pretty good mix - b15, I believe, in summer and only b5 in winter - if memory serves. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,596
Posted By dlssmith
I've owned quite a few different non MB diesel...

I've owned quite a few different non MB diesel engines - and two 603s. I like them very much. I like the power curve. Though I don't love the power curve with the auto gearbox so much. They are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-05-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By dlssmith
PM sent. I'm interested in the springs and...

PM sent. I'm interested in the springs and swaybars.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-05-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By dlssmith
Its a sedan. I'd be interested in a custom...

Its a sedan. I'd be interested in a custom fabricated roof rack. At least to check out options. I want to carry heavier stuff.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-05-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By dlssmith
Diesel will develop fungus or algae if left...

Diesel will develop fungus or algae if left standing unless the fuel was treated - and that seems unlikely given your inquiry. Moisture isn't so much the issue where you are. I'd probably give it a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-05-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By dlssmith
wtb 124 roof rack or roofrack

I'm looking for a complete roof rack for the 87 300d in my fleet.

Thanks.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-17-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By dlssmith
W124 power source for subwoofer?

I am installing a powered subwoofer in the old 87 and wonder to what I should attach the power line? Should I run it all the way up to the fusebox? Or can I cheat and run power from something...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-17-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By dlssmith
I've looked at lots of possibilities and finally...

I've looked at lots of possibilities and finally gave up and just use headset and my phone. The bluetooth set up from MB in the 211s (mine is 08) just wasn't ready for modern phones. I even have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-19-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By dlssmith
The hog rings are necessary since they keep the...

The hog rings are necessary since they keep the mbtex in place against the pad and foam. I think over time without them, it would move around enough that it would start to look wonky. I've used hog...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By dlssmith
I installed all new hard lines and clips on my...

I installed all new hard lines and clips on my 603 last year. The old ones were worn where the clips were missing and the lines had rubbed against various surfaces. I've had hard line breaks before...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-27-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By dlssmith
Use some compressed air and blow out the area and...

Use some compressed air and blow out the area and run it and you will see the fuel leaking if that's what it is.
If its water it will evaporate. If its leaking fuel it will be oily.
Leaking crush...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-23-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By dlssmith
Look at the screen filter in the fuel tank too. ...

Look at the screen filter in the fuel tank too. Running high rpms when exhibiting this symptom indicates fuel starvation.
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By dlssmith
124 radio power problem 1987 300d

Ok, when I close the driver door, the radio goes off. It is due to the lower of the two pillar switches. I can't seem to find a diagram on here so as to trace the problem. Any ideas? I'm not even...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By dlssmith
Take a look at the injectors before going deep. ...

Take a look at the injectors before going deep. Get them tested at least.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,608
Posted By dlssmith
The OEM hood pad like the one in a pic posted by...

The OEM hood pad like the one in a pic posted by Spock505 has a decent sound deadening effect. I really noticed the difference there after driving mine with the pad scraped off for a few days before...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By dlssmith
I have welded on and used quite a bit of broken...

I have welded on and used quite a bit of broken large scale farm equipment that suffers much greater stresses than the average automobile. However, this assumes a competent, experienced welder...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-08-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By dlssmith
In the three 603s I've owned I've noticed a bit...

In the three 603s I've owned I've noticed a bit of a lifter noise at idle as they've aged. It comes and goes. Maybe/probably they're not getting consistent oil at idle; not sure. The second I bump...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-08-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,458
Posted By dlssmith
The 30 plus MB automobile is a labor of love to...

The 30 plus MB automobile is a labor of love to an extent. Any 30 year old car is. I am a 124 aficionado and will always admire the 603 engine. Can't help it. I want more. Its a fun hobby.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By dlssmith
I installed an oem hoodpad recently and noticed...

I installed an oem hoodpad recently and noticed quite a difference in the noise level, not so much inside the car but def outside. And with rubber cement, the hood pad is nice and secure. I think...
Forum: Tech Help 02-01-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By dlssmith
I thought I'd add a note since I solved the...

I thought I'd add a note since I solved the problem, at least for now. That bushing would be very hard to source so I decided to use two regular rubber o rings to "fill" the space. I just got a few...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By dlssmith
You can use any key that is exactly the right...

You can use any key that is exactly the right size. Doesn't need to be MB part identified. Woodruff keys just need to be snug to prevent wear.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By dlssmith
You could just remove the oxidizer and weld in a...

You could just remove the oxidizer and weld in a pipe - others have done this, I've heard. Since your state exempts diesels built before 97 from smog test, you should be ok. And frankly since the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,128
Posted By dlssmith
I have a high regard for my 211, 2008 e350 even...

I have a high regard for my 211, 2008 e350 even at 145,000 miles. If I needed one now I'd try to get it with under 100k miles, but honestly, in good shape, these cars are a delight to drive...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-21-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By dlssmith
I'd definitely fix it, but I love a good looking...

I'd definitely fix it, but I love a good looking 124. You'd be surprised how that repair will pull out if you are patient. Having a comfortable place to work is pretty important. There will be...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By dlssmith
211 2008 Seat sensor pivot point bushing

In my 2008 e350 the seat was moving with the weight of the passenger and disassembly shows that there is a bushing on the pivot point that sort of dissolved. Couple of pics attached. I want to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By dlssmith
I forgot to mention that I used the old return...

I forgot to mention that I used the old return lines for a week or so while waiting for the new ones to arrive. Even the old ones sealed. And removing the old ones was not complicated, I just...
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