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Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-24-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I used to use white lithium grease, but now use...

I used to use white lithium grease, but now use ATF applied with a syringe. I cleaned the ball and sockets with brake cleaner to get the old grease off and added a nice film to the ball portion and a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-14-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,199
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Miguel Llorente "Delibes" posted on FB that...

Miguel Llorente "Delibes" posted on FB that Squiggle Dog has passed away. Sad news to hear. https://www.facebook.com/582660959/posts/10159408261105960/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
My 7/81 build 300SD rolls in 2nd when in D, but...

My 7/81 build 300SD rolls in 2nd when in D, but if you even slightly press the accelerator pedal, it downshifts into 1st.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Definitely not trash. Keep it! It's got the...

Definitely not trash. Keep it! It's got the original owner's name and address, and that's either the build date or delivery date.
Forum: Events & Gatherings 04-20-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,663
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I had to delay this event for a year, but good...

I had to delay this event for a year, but good things come to those who wait. We had the best weather ever since this GTG started in 2006! The sun finally poked through when we got to Centerville and...
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
There's a plug kit that goes there for earlier...

There's a plug kit that goes there for earlier cars. PN 126-500-00-84.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-16-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I've heard good things about these....

I've heard good things about these. https://www.vredestein.com/classic/tyre-finder/tyres/product/3/990-sprint-classic
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
They are identical. Floorpans are the same.

They are identical. Floorpans are the same.
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I wish I'd seen this earlier. Here's the W126 FSM...

I wish I'd seen this earlier. Here's the W126 FSM w/o flash for future reference: https://tinyurl.com/yev2dj9f
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 04-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I personally have a Kenwood head unit in my W126...

I personally have a Kenwood head unit in my W126 300SD, but I'm seeing more people put this Continental headunit in their 80s vintage MBs....
Forum: Events & Gatherings 04-14-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,663
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
The weather is looking cool for a change. After...

The weather is looking cool for a change. After years having these meets in sweltering heat and playing around with the calendar to find cooler temps, I might've found a sweet spot. The forecasted...
Forum: Site Feedback 04-14-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
More spam has inundated the Diesel Discussion...

More spam has inundated the Diesel Discussion Forum. We've got people here who are willing to moderate. Why not let them?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
MB switched to the EGR exhaust manifold around...

MB switched to the EGR exhaust manifold around mid 1980, so some late production 1980 300SDs won't have the non-EGR exhaust manifold. However, Euro spec 81-85 300TD Turbo wagons and the rare Japan...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-11-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
See this post...

See this post http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/1213227-post8.html

I got rid of the orifice when I streamlined my vacuum lines after eliminating the EGR and the associated valves on top of the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-30-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Some owners are putting these in their W123s....

Some owners are putting these in their W123s. https://www.amazon.com/VDO-Continental-TR7412UB-European-Bluetooth/dp/B08D2R48HZ
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
See page 2 https://tinyurl.com/yn39fmz3

See page 2 https://tinyurl.com/yn39fmz3
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-26-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
If it was installed by the dealer, I don't think...

If it was installed by the dealer, I don't think it would show up on the build sheet.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
You may have put the 15 pin plug in wrong and...

You may have put the 15 pin plug in wrong and shorted some stuff. It's a keyed plug, but it does happen. Or your ground might be wonky now after this last cluster R&R and may need a new ground cable...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Events & Gatherings 03-21-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,663
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Update: You can purchase your day pass for entry...

Update: You can purchase your day pass for entry into Fort Boggy State Park ahead of time. Go to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/, enter Fort Boggy State Park, select day passes, arrival...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Late to the party, but here you go.

Late to the party, but here you go.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
If you're on the mobile version of the forum...

If you're on the mobile version of the forum site, images won't show.



RA sells the Baldwin and Hastings interchangeably at the same price. You'll know what brand you end up with once it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
In case anyone is interested, I ended up...

In case anyone is interested, I ended up e-mailing Baldwin the pictures and this was their response.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Is a Baldwin P102 oil filter supposed to look like this?

I purchased a Baldwin P102 oil filter from R-o-c-k--A-u-t-o to add to my oil filter stockpile of Mann and Mahle filters just for the hell of it (not getting into the debate). It arrived today and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
OE is Beru

OE is Beru
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
FWIW, the original seals on my 300SD are 40 years...

FWIW, the original seals on my 300SD are 40 years old and are still intact and pliable. If the replacement seals from MB last that long, they'll be worth the price.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,797
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
Wonderful! Thanks for stepping in and providing...

Wonderful! Thanks for stepping in and providing this product. I'm sure you'll get lots of buyers as these cars become sought after classics. As more and more parts become NLA, it's becoming harder to...
Forum: Site Feedback 02-26-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
It's discouraging to see how the moderator team...

It's discouraging to see how the moderator team is allowing spammers to run around unchecked. 11 out of 40 threads on Diesel Discussion's 1st page are spam from one member. I reported the offending...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I think you need to have the steering lock...

I think you need to have the steering lock installed in the car when installing the tumbler. At least the FSM shows it being installed in the car while the tumbler is R&R'd. See the pdf here:...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,797
Posted By H-townbenzoboy
I'll be following this!

I'll be following this!
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