So in order to adjust the ALDA on the 603, you have to shim it as opposed to adjusting a screw like on the 617?
Dan > On Sep 3, 2015, at 12:23 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes > <email@example.com> wrote: > > There were posts, and I think a McMaster part number for that some years ago. > Not having a mcmaster any where near, and not wanting to pay $10 shipping > for a 50¢ part, I take the copper washer for the OM603 (124) oil filter > center bolt, as they are not used in the SDL, then put that copper washer > over a needlenose pliers, and pull the pliers apart, stretching the washer > oval. Turn 90º and repeat. repeat until the washer is big enough to fit > over the alda guts, but still small enough to fit inside the threads. > > A ring sizer or other tapered round is good for changing it back in to a > circle from the oval. I don't have a ring sizer, so I just do the best I > can with the needlenose pliers. It is not an exact science. > > This results in a copper washer about 1/16" thick and maybe 2 mm wide in > cross section. > > There ore other ways to do it, but since I always have oil filters, one of > these washers is always handy. I throw the copper washers/rings etc I don't > use into a can near the oil filter stash > > I tried on in the 300D one tme, but it was overkill, so I took it out and > jest left it the way it was. That car had only about 200K miles at the time, > so not too badly worn. The winter heap SDL has about 500k miles. > > If you had a steel ring sizer and a brass hammer, you can stretch the washer > with those tools by tap and turn the same as a jeweler enlarges a ring. > > >> Curly, is there a standard thickness for the proper shim, or do you use the >> Booth method? >> -- >> Max Dillon >> Charleston SC >> '87 300TD >> '95 E300 >> >>> On September 3, 2015 10:31:46 AM EDT, Curly McLain via Mercedes >>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> >>> I just shimmed the alda in my winter heap (finally) and it is much >>> better. It accelerates with some spirit, but still not what I'd >>> call properly tuned. Still no puffs of soot when you get on it, but >>> it was sedate to the point of being near a 240D auto. >> >> >> _______________________________________ >> 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 > > > _______________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________ 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