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Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-12-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By iwrock
Anyone around LA interested in a cheap 300SD parts car in exchange for a favor?

Exactly as the title states - is there anyone in/around the LA area that would be interested in a cheap 300SD parts car in exchange for doing a bit of legwork?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By iwrock
560SEC in 90% euro dress. Mechanically has the...

560SEC in 90% euro dress. Mechanically has the 10:1 M117968 HV engine, corresponding tri-y exhaust, and matching 2.65 LSD.



It retained most of the smog related controls for visual...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-27-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By iwrock
So, I did a thing...

It's not particularly exciting, but it is pretty special:

https://i.imgur.com/Kg2fzLs.jpg

:D

She needs a little bit of TLC as she sat for a few years (only ~500 miles were put on from the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By iwrock
Where's my invite? :P I'm actually headed...

Where's my invite? :P

I'm actually headed down to LA this coming October... We should finally get that beer!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By iwrock
Groundcherry.

Groundcherry.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-07-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By iwrock
Long time, no talk... What's new...? MB...

Long time, no talk... What's new...?

MB diesels has some quality issues from ~2009-2013, especially the OM642. I have one and really like it, but it does have faults.

Early ones (2006/07...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-26-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By iwrock
SSDs are cheap these days (maybe $60 for a good...

SSDs are cheap these days (maybe $60 for a good one) + an hour or two to install Windows and migrate data. I don't know what prices are like in SoCal, but the local shop I send people charge ~$100...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-26-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By iwrock
fixed it for you. ;)

fixed it for you. ;)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By iwrock
Hydrolocked? It's not uncommon for injectors on...

Hydrolocked? It's not uncommon for injectors on N55 (well any later model German car) to get stuck open and hydrolock. :(

With that said, I've heard far too many stories of vanos failure, rod...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By iwrock
I think the VQ was the beginning of their...

I think the VQ was the beginning of their downturn in quality. I've seen far too many mid-00s Nissans with bum motors - many of which haven't even crossed 150k miles.

I've seen quite a few...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-08-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By iwrock
Unless you're planning to add a Weistec blower...

Unless you're planning to add a Weistec blower later on down the road, I'd just stick to the OEM bits. The updated headbolts, lifter buckets and cams should be more than adequate.

I'd also...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-01-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By iwrock
Toyota in the Prius.

Toyota in the Prius.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-27-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By iwrock
You need to flash the ECU, its not a matter of...

You need to flash the ECU, its not a matter of flipping a bit using an SDS.

I've looked into this, before buying my S2000 was planning to manual swap a C55.

Do you have a FB? There's a...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 06-03-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By iwrock
There's several companies that offer it - and...

There's several companies that offer it - and actually there's a kit on ebay with fairly good reviews and isn't too expensive (maybe $300?).

I'm actually looking into installing one on my ML as...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By iwrock
I think it's a California thing, but a seasoned...

I think it's a California thing, but a seasoned tri-tip is an excellent choice... Be it sliced super thin for sandwiches, or a nice thick piece for eating on its own.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By iwrock
Akebono brake pads as suggested before help to...

Akebono brake pads as suggested before help to cut down on the amount of brake dust. OEM pads create silly amounts of dust.

Also, check out ironx for cleaning your wheels. It's not quite 100% no...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 202,119
Posted By iwrock
spoke to a few friends at MB/who work on MBs...

spoke to a few friends at MB/who work on MBs regarding the OM642, and they noted:

As part of the oil cooler service/seal - they replace the oil cooler due to the possibility that it might be...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-27-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,474
Posted By iwrock
The oil cooler drips down the back of the engine...

The oil cooler drips down the back of the engine - there's a drain hole at the back of the V. I had the oil cooler done at 130k miles, then at 155k had the crank case breather fail and cause failed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-26-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 202,119
Posted By iwrock
Replace the orange seals on the turbo inlet and...

Replace the orange seals on the turbo inlet and crank case vent.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By iwrock
They're not bad cars, 2012 being the last year...

They're not bad cars, 2012 being the last year for the X164.

Things to watch out for - airmatic struts fails from time to time and render the car inop. People ignore the warning signs of a bad...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-19-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By iwrock
Chatted with him yesterday, and it sounds like...

Chatted with him yesterday, and it sounds like he's going to lower the price to $3500 but still entertain offers.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By iwrock
I've found this to be the case with the various...

I've found this to be the case with the various macs I've had over the years.

I think the oldest mac in my family is a 2010 MacBook Pro my parents use for email/web/bills. I bought it in 2010...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By iwrock
https://images.craigslist.org/00101_iQOjqO7mjMZ_12...

https://images.craigslist.org/00101_iQOjqO7mjMZ_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By iwrock
CA - Friend is selling his W210 Turbo Diesel

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/roseville-1999-mercedes-benz-e300-turbo/6805342826.html

A buddy asked me to share the W210 turbo diesel he's selling on here...

Long story short - he...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By iwrock
I know the IS250 specifically has a problem with...

I know the IS250 specifically has a problem with the valves getting carbon build up due to having direct injection, though that's an issue that plagues the vast majority of manufacturers using direct...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By iwrock
Some of the newer MBs with the V8TT require the...

Some of the newer MBs with the V8TT require the front subframe to be pulled. A few friends who work at MB say it's a pain in the ass the first few times, but it's actually not too terrible once...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By iwrock
The newer MB V12TT cars require the engine (or...

The newer MB V12TT cars require the engine (or subframe) to be pulled in order to service some things. I don't think the Audi V12 TDI is any better.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By iwrock
When did you get a Cayenne? The missus and I...

When did you get a Cayenne?

The missus and I have been chatting about replacing the IS250 with a Cayenne... A buddy who deals in cars made us a great deal on a 13 Cayenne Turbo in trade for the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,945
Posted By iwrock
Deng, what sort of tools and/or witchcraft do you...

Deng, what sort of tools and/or witchcraft do you use to get this done?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-10-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By iwrock
What's your current status?

What's your current status?
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