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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-01-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By KCM
Messed up and posted prematurely. The site is: ...

Messed up and posted prematurely. The site is:

http://www.auto-parts.spb.ru/cat/cats/m.mycat?cat=mb&client=dr2000

It is in Russian but I use Google Chrome and if you right click and translate...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-01-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By KCM
Try the Russion EPC site:

Try the Russion EPC site:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-29-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By KCM
Just came across the thread. A little confused. ...

Just came across the thread. A little confused. You said there was oil in the crankcase, but was there coolant in the radiator? Coolant being a little low is not a big problem, empty or nearly is....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By KCM
Nick, Congrats on your purchase. The very...

Nick,

Congrats on your purchase. The very first thing you should do is inspect all the bushings in the shifter and linkages and replace as needed. Mercedes used plastic bushings and they...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-13-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By KCM
The original style water pumps had a fill and...

The original style water pumps had a fill and check plug in the pump housing to fill with motor oil. They did not use sealed bearings like new style water pumps but ran in an oil bath instead. Had...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-07-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By KCM
It definitely needs to be checked. I don't...

It definitely needs to be checked. I don't recall there being a drain plug, just the check plug on the side and a tin pan that can be removed on the bottom. If you remove the delivery pump on the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By KCM
First, congratulations on your purchase. Those...

First, congratulations on your purchase. Those base model fintails are definitely unique and I personally like the single headlight styling over the upper level fintail headlights. Plus the base...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By KCM
The hose connected to the filler cap is why your...

The hose connected to the filler cap is why your air cleaner if filling up with engine oil, especially if there is no baffle in the cap. The oil is being sucked into the oil bath. The hose coming...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-07-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By KCM
Sound like a bad diaphragm. I believe there is...

Sound like a bad diaphragm. I believe there is an internal valve that closes off the vacuum until the pedal is pushed. Would explain why full vacuum when the pedal is not pushed and zero when it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-04-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By KCM
I agree that tear is just the dust cover and will...

I agree that tear is just the dust cover and will not cause a leak. Do you have a MityVac or other vacuum pump and gauge you can connect to the booster vacuum port? I would test the booster by...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-30-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By KCM
K&K is one of the big ones for Mercedes sheet...

K&K is one of the big ones for Mercedes sheet metal. Parts from the Mercedes dealer or the Classic Center are definitely going to meet Mercedes quality specifications. 15 years ago parts from the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-29-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By KCM
Bought one from the Mercedes dealer many years...

Bought one from the Mercedes dealer many years ago for a W110 but haven't installed it yet. I would suspect that it would fit perfectly as it looks very good. Recently bought some aftermarket ones...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-29-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By KCM
Had the same problem a couple years ago. If you...

Had the same problem a couple years ago. If you check the vacuum while pressing the pedal you will likely see the vacuum drop way down due to the valving in the booster. Mine had leaked brake fluid...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By KCM
Benz Dr., are you saying that the pedal should...

Benz Dr., are you saying that the pedal should travel 20mm before engaging the master cylinder piston? I set the push rod so there is just a tad bit of free play and so the master cylinder piston...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-22-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By KCM
Did you rebuild the master cylinder or replace...

Did you rebuild the master cylinder or replace the entire unit? I put a new kit in a 240D one time and something about the kit was different to where I had to grind off the master cylinder push rod...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By KCM
Timing chain riveting/crimping tool

I will be installing a timing chain in an OM621 engine which is basically the same as an OM616 and OM617 engine. I see riveting tools on eBay and Amazon which state they fit Mercedes W203 and W212...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-07-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,991
Posted By KCM
Just came across this thread. I am very familiar...

Just came across this thread. I am very familiar with this engine so I can shed some light.

First, if the picture you posted early on showing the front of the engine where the vacuum pump is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-05-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By KCM
Dry sleeve is the way to go. Any machine shop...

Dry sleeve is the way to go. Any machine shop can bore out the cylinders and press in a universal sleeve, then bore to the desired size. They wear much less than the bare block, especially on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By KCM
The upper seals on my 1980 appear to be in two...

The upper seals on my 1980 appear to be in two pieces, front and rear, split near the rear corner of the door glass. I'm sure they shrink with age, leaving a gap. Mine are in great shape other than...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-03-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,420
Posted By KCM
1) Don't worry about the torque to loosen them. ...

1) Don't worry about the torque to loosen them. If they came out without stripping the threads, reinstall and torque correctly.
2) If the camshafts and rockers are that bad, I would replace the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By KCM
I agree that the return spring force is the...

I agree that the return spring force is the problem. I believe there was a fine line even with the Mercedes/Bosch version with spring force versus water pressure. I've taken the new seals off of...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By KCM
Your welcome. Don't usually think much of...

Your welcome. Don't usually think much of Chilton's or Haynes manuals, but the Chilton's manual for these cars actually has some good info. Also have an old hard cover Glenn's manual that I use to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By KCM
Here is an excerpt from the Chilton's manual. ...

Here is an excerpt from the Chilton's manual.

"This [additional mechanical control] mechanism helps to eliminate idle speed variations, i.e., "hunting".

With the idle speed properly adjusted...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-04-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By KCM
Sorry for no response. Don't go to the forum...

Sorry for no response. Don't go to the forum every day. Checked again and there is no date range. Looks to only fit 86-89 models as the earlier 380SL has a different part number for the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-29-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By KCM
According to the Mercedes EPC, if your car is a...

According to the Mercedes EPC, if your car is a 500SL built before 09/85 with body type 107.046 with the original style blade, the part number for the wiper blade refill is 000 824 14 27. That...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-28-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By KCM
No answers so thought I'd chime in. Looked on...

No answers so thought I'd chime in. Looked on the Mercedes EPC and looks like it pretty much has to be a 107.048 (560SL) cluster from either Japan, USA, or Australia. For the tachometer itself, the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-12-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,710
Posted By KCM
I second the Crutchfield site. Even if you don't...

I second the Crutchfield site. Even if you don't plan on buying from them, they are a great place to research components and have very good sorting and filter tools to narrow your options. The...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-16-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By KCM
If it still runs and drives great, interior is...

If it still runs and drives great, interior is great, body is not too bad, and you only gave $400, sounds like you stole it and it is worth much more than that as is. You could clean it up and turn...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-14-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By KCM
Sounds like you assembled it wrong. The "nut"...

Sounds like you assembled it wrong. The "nut" should screw into the A-arm and tighten in that but should not tighten against the pivot pin. I'm guessing that when you put it together the arm was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-26-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By KCM
Had GDL do a couple W123 amplifiers (old style...

Had GDL do a couple W123 amplifiers (old style vacuum) for me, one probably 15 years ago and another probably around 10 years. Cost $200 back then. Both worked great afterwards and customer service...
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