The issue is sort of resolved now. The vicious fan had died, and paired with the screw up job the shop did trying to remove a backfire, the thing now runs way to rich and is all out of whack. I real D-jet mechanic will have to "De-tune" the tune up and fiddling to get it back to proper, but I can not make that payment today.
Same shop was supposed to have done a full synth oil change, but after 500 miles, the stuff looked like nine year old diesel oil. The job was not done. clay On Jul 11, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Randy Bennell wrote: > On 11/07/2014 2:38 PM, clay wrote: >> Froggy is having inconsistent cooling issues. >> >> I was taking her for an italian tune up this past weekend. I meant to climb >> the foothills of the Cascades about 32 miles out of town (seattle) doing >> 70mph. I made it only 22 miles before I had to pull off because the temp >> was climbing up to the red zone. Got to a service station and drizzled a >> gallon of water over the block and rad to get temp down. I decided to head >> back home and give it a better look. >> >> No visible leakage. The system was holding pressure fine. I checked the >> oil for water, but only found it to be black and nasty. This within 500 >> miles of a change. I am suspecting the shop did not really change the oil. >> So, I gave it all new oil. >> >> Thermostat was changed, along with new hoses and water pump last summer. >> The AC does not function, so that should have no impact on temps. I have >> replaced the hood pad, and there are no cats living in the engine bay to add >> to the heat soaking. >> >> Transmission filter and fluids were change two years ago, about 2k miles. >> >> Anybody have insight? >> >> >> clay >> >> > This is the car that has had all sorts of issues is it not? > Timing and fuel mixture can be an issue with overheating if I am not mistaken. > Too soon, too late, or bad advance mechanism, too rich, or too lean. All of > the above, some of the above etc. It all needs to work together. > Was the oil thin? Did it smell of fuel? Was there too much of it? > > Apart from that, if the engine seemed to be running fine, then is the rad > plugged? Does the fan work? Is there anything missing on the vehicle that > should be there, like a fan shroud or an air dam under the bumper etc? > Is the coolant mixture ok? Too much or too little coolant with the water can > make for problems. > Some cars (not necessarily MBs) were built with marginal cooling to begin > with. Big motor, tight engine compartment, smog controls etc so old age does > not help them cope when they were not all that good when they were new. > > Randy > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > All posts are the result of individual contributors and as such, those > individuals are responsible for the content of the post. The list owner has > no control over the content of the messages of each contributor. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com All posts are the result of individual contributors and as such, those individuals are responsible for the content of the post. The list owner has no control over the content of the messages of each contributor.