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Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2003, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By jacobwissler
300 SD Heater / AC Control

The ball that rotates, to adjust the temp (heat and/or ac), does not produce an immediate result. For example, if I turn the heat down, it takes 3 or 4 minutes for the change to take place. The...
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By jacobwissler
300 SD Freon

OK, explain to me, what does being in Houston have to do with it? What are the advantages / disadvantages to the new stuff?
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2003, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By jacobwissler
Typo

That was supposed to say 300 SD
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2003, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By jacobwissler
1984 3090 Sd Freon

What is the advantage in converting to the new refrigerant>
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2003, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By jacobwissler
Fan Problem - Alternator?

Could this be an alternator problem?
Forum: Tech Help 09-20-2003, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By jacobwissler
1984 300 SD Air Cond Fan

This is going to sound strange, but my AC fan (the fan that blows the cool air into the car) goes faster, and slower, as the engine goes faster, or slower. If I increase the RPMs, the fan starts to...
Forum: Tech Help 09-08-2003, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By jacobwissler
What?

So how can a person fix poor air flow over the condenser?
Forum: Tech Help 09-07-2003, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By jacobwissler
Air Conditioner

My AC works very well (sometimes too well) when driving over 35 mph. It gets COLD in the car. However, when driving slower than 35 mph, the AC will not cool the car. Any ideas?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-07-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By jacobwissler
Correct PSI?

What is the correct PSI for a 1984 300 SD? Should I follow Mercedes instructions, or the tire manufacturers instructions?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-24-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By jacobwissler
Power Window Fuse 1984 300SD

My drivers side front power window, and the rear passenger side power window, don't work. All fuses appear ok, but I don't have much experience looking at fuses. Any ideas?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-11-2003, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By jacobwissler
Houston, Texas 300 SD

1984 300 SD, always kept in garage, beautiful paint. Never smoked in. 143,000 miles. View at http://www.jacobwissler.com/biography.htm
Four new Bilstein shocks, new brakes, new tires, new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By jacobwissler
Diesel Temperature 300 SD

What is a safe reading on the dash temperature guage in the summer heat, with the ac running, sitting in traffic? At what point is my engine over heating? Is 100 degrees C safe? That is 10 o'clock on...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
Money

They tried to sell me a rebuilt alternator, installed, for $275, and they knew the price (parts and labor) without checking. I think there are cheap alternators for less than $75. That means $200 for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By jacobwissler
Anti-freeze

Does an old (1984) diesel use normal, green anti-freeze? I heard that old diesel cars require special anti-freeze?
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
Scam

I had my car checked out by someone else. The alternator and voltage regulator were fine. Only problem was a very old battery. It looks like the first place I went tried to sell me stuff I didn't...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2003, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
DIY?

What is DIY?
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2003, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
Install Alternator

How many hours labor?
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2003, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
Details

The car seems to run fine. It has been over 100 degrees for the past few days, so I had the ac on driving around town. Everything was fine until I came out of a store and the battery was dead.
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2003, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jacobwissler
300 SD Alternator?

My battery went dead. The local gas station tested my electrical system. They showed me some machine that said my alternator was putting out 11 or 12 volts. They said it should be 13, and that I need...
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2003, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By jacobwissler
Air Conditioner 1984 300 SD

I have a very strange air conditioner. Some days it cools my car very well and I am too cold; the next day, it won't cool well and I will be too hot. This has no relation to the outside weather. It...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-12-2003, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By jacobwissler
Radio Fuse on 300 SD

I plugged a cell phone charger into my cigarette lighter. There was a small spark, and then the radio, and the cigarette lighter, stopped working. Everything else on the car works perfectly. Does...
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2003, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By jacobwissler
Tie Rods

How many tie rods are there on a 1984 300SD? How much do they cost? How much labor to replace? I get a thump when the car turns at a slow speed. If I delay this a month, what is the worst that could...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2003, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By jacobwissler
Steering

I forgot to mention that the noise happens BEFORE the wheels move and does not appear to come from anything moving, because the car is standing still and the steering has not yet moved the wheels.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2003, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By jacobwissler
Steering 84 300SD

When my car is standing still, and I move the stering wheel left or right 5 inches or so, there is a "cluck" noise. Any ideas?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2003, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By jacobwissler
hoses dry

That was a typo. I was trying to say that the hoses are dry.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2003, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By jacobwissler
Radiator Over Flow Tank Leak (84 300SD)

I am getting a coolant leak from the under side of the radiator over flow tank. The hoses appear to be secure and try. Any idea?
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2003, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By jacobwissler
Coolant is almost Clear

It is very, very light brown, almost clear.
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By jacobwissler
Coolant is Brown

I replaced my coolant twice, but after 3,000 miles it turns from green to light brown. When tested, it is still good, but the color has me concerned.
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By jacobwissler
Brake Wear Indicator Light

I have a 1984 300SD with 140,000 miles. The yellow brake wear indicator light comes on every now and then (not when braking). How long do I have before I must get new brakes?
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-11-2003, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By jacobwissler
New Radio

Does anyone have an opinion on a replacement radio for a 1984 300 SD?
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