[MBZ] Fw: [Biodiesel] Mercedes diesel for salel

2006-12-27 Thread Luther Gulseth
- Forwarded Message  
From: Ed Normandy [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 3:43:25 PM 
Subject: [Biodiesel] Mercedes diesel for salel 

I'll be putting my 1986 300SDL on eBay soon and thought I would give the list 
first crack at it. It's a Black sedan with the six cylinder Diesel. 192700 
miles. Looks and runs great. I paid $4,500.00 for it 6 months ago and spent 
$700.00 getting the air to blow cold. I'm asking $4,500.00 It's in Mountain 
Home Arkansas. Anyone interested can email me thegeekynerd@ hotmail.com for 
pic's and more info. 

Ed Normandy



[MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-11-03 Thread Luther Gulseth
Removed the monovalve insert tonight, it was clogged with the red-sandlike 
radiator/block/head sealer stuff from the PPO.  So, I installed one I replaced 
in my SD (before I discovered that the coil was bad) and suddenly I have heat 
in the car.  So, I took it on a drive tonight, about 5 miles on the interstate 
at 70-75mph.  It never got over 95 on the interstate, and would get up to about 
105 at a stop light.  That was with full heat in the cab and 30's outside.  The 
radiator was still stone cold in the center...grrr.  Tomorrow I'm going to 
drain the Prestone and flush until it's clear, then I'm going to run some 
citric acid for a while and flush it out.  We'll see what the radiator does 
then.  Maybe I'll be shopping for another radiator. but I'm still hoping 
that it'll clear out.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] GP Infant Mortality

2006-11-02 Thread Luther Gulseth
30-0-30 ammeter.

On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 22:33:54 -0600, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Got my 2 new GPs today so tomorow I'll try to find out what the
 problem is.
 To refresh memory - I have new GPs and new GP relay - preglow light
 goes out
 within 1 sec. of turning the key)

 That sounds like a problem internal to the GP relay.  These things are
 likely NOS, not new-new, and the timing capacitor could have aged to
 death before you ever got it.

 I got my DMM out and set it to
 Resistance - using a new GP I touched the threads at the top and the
 threads
 that contact the cylinder head - got a reading of .3  - then I crossed
 the
 leads and the reading was .0 - is it OK that my DMM doesn't have a
 reading
 greater than .0?

 Yes, you just cross the leads to find out what its idea of zero is, and
 then subtract that from your reading.

 How do I tell if my DMM will measure current in the range you
 mentioned --

 Was it exceedingly expensive?  Then maybe.  It's usually clearly written
 on the face somewhere, if it does current at all.

 I'm thinking I need at least a 30A max? But I think my DMM is good for
 0A's  - it's from Radio Shack --

 Most DMM's have a 10A current scale,  if they have anything at all.
 To measure more requires a shunt, rarely seen these days, or a
 relatively expensive clamp-on DC ammeter probe.  Even my $300 Fluke
 only goes to 10A without the 400A external probe (another $200 IIRC).
 Attempts to measure more than 10A results in blowing its internal
 fuse, an item that costs more than an entire DMM from Harbor Freight.

 An old-fashioned charging gauge from the auto parts store could work,
 those are usually 60A over a half-scale, so are a bit too crude to get
 a good measurement off of.  It would have detected my one bad one that
 had 2x normal current, however.

 -- Jim



-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] FW: Ultra Low sulfur Diesel

2006-11-01 Thread Luther Gulseth
I have read that even B2 will increase the lubricity of dinoD.  B5, B10, (ah, 
why not...) B100 are much better :)



On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:10:50 -0600, Zoltan Finks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Thanks for posting that very informative aritcle. It, along with the
 other input, pretty much answers my questions.

 So looks like when I run ULSD I should periodically use an additive to
 lubricate things (or perhaps every tankful - guess there's another
 question).

 Or I could just add some B 99 or 100 biodiesel, eh? I'm thinking two or
 three gallons per tankful of ULSD? (uneducated guess).

 Brian
 83 240D


-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] gravel drive/work ways

2006-10-31 Thread Luther Gulseth
Oh, do I know this ALL too well.  Try using a floor jack on a gravel 
driveway.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:01:34 -0600, Levi Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
snip
(which got more fun out in the gravel driveway as the sun went away)



-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] gravel drive/work ways

2006-10-31 Thread Luther Gulseth
Or...even better, pull an engine using a crane on fairly soft dirt.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 22:29:58 -0600, Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 After 3 days of hard rain.

 --R

 Luther Gulseth wrote:
 Oh, do I know this ALL too well.  Try using a floor jack on a gravel 
 driveway.

 On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:01:34 -0600, Levi Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 snip
 (which got more fun out in the gravel driveway as the sun went away)






-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-31 Thread Luther Gulseth
Drove it for about 30 minutes tonight, most of the time the temp was right 
around 100, but toward the end I had to kick the heat on to cool it down from 
110+.  It is finally blowing heat from the vents and the bottom hose at the 
radiator is getting hot to the touch.  Maybe the flush is working finally.  I'm 
going to run the Prestone like this for a few more drives, and then see how 
things are.  Maybe citric acid is next.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:38:02 -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 The head has a problem for sure.  The question is, what caused it to
 happen in the first place.  Maybe the radiator is plugged up.

 Luther Gulseth wrote:

 Sorry about the incorrect time.

 I modified the T-stat by bending about 1/2 of the radiator flap up and 
 creating a gap for constant flow.

 I ran it on just water to check for leaks at the t-stat and other hoses, 
 then I dumped a bottle of Prestone flush in and drove it around the 
 neighborhood in 2nd for about 5 minutes...2 different times.  5 minutes is 
 about how long it takes to hit 100-110C.  After the first trip, the radiator 
 was still cold but the bottom hose was slightly warmer.  After the 2nd trip 
 around, the bottom hose was actually warm to touch, but the center of the 
 radaitor was still coldgrrr.  But, I take this to show that the water 
 pump is making an effort, even with resistance, to move coolant through the 
 system.  Maybe with time and several more trips with the flush, it'll open 
 the radaitor up.

 I'm fairly certain the head is cracked or at least the gasket is blown.  
 With the pressure cap off and the engine idling you can see a constant wisp 
 of vapor coming out.  With the cap on, it doesn't take long to build enough 
 pressure to cause the cap to release some of it, and that's a continual 
 cycle.  Sound right?


 On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 17:19:48 -0600, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 Yesterday and today I've worked on the SDL trying to figure out why it is 
 overheating.  Yesterday, I first checked to see if the fan clutch was 
 engaging, it's not.well, the radiator isn't hot enough to cause the 
 clutch to engage.  Lower hose is cool to the touch, top is HOT.  I am also 
 not getting very much heat in the cab when I select defrost and MAX temp.  
 Hrm, so I drained all of the coolant and started pulling some of the system 
 apart and noticed this red, gritty grime coating the inside of EVERYTHING.  
 Hrm, wonder if the PPO (previous-previous owner before Kaleb) tried some of 
 that block/head/radiator sealer?  I have modified the old thermostat to be 
 mostly open all the time.  Could the cold bottom/hot top problem be a bad 
 water pump and how would I check that?









-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] gravel drive/work ways

2006-10-31 Thread Luther Gulseth
DITTO, but, I have the luxury of my neighbor's shop in about 2 weeks once the 
concrete is poored and setshould be able to park 4-5 cars in it, covered, 
locked, etc.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 22:47:07 -0600, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 BTDT - don't want to do it again. I poured a fair amount of concrete
 to avoid just that. Our single car drive is now three cars wide.

 On 10/30/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Or...even better, pull an engine using a crane on fairly soft dirt.





-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
Sorry about the incorrect time.

I modified the T-stat by bending about 1/2 of the radiator flap up and creating 
a gap for constant flow.

I ran it on just water to check for leaks at the t-stat and other hoses, then I 
dumped a bottle of Prestone flush in and drove it around the neighborhood in 
2nd for about 5 minutes...2 different times.  5 minutes is about how long it 
takes to hit 100-110C.  After the first trip, the radiator was still cold but 
the bottom hose was slightly warmer.  After the 2nd trip around, the bottom 
hose was actually warm to touch, but the center of the radaitor was still 
coldgrrr.  But, I take this to show that the water pump is making an 
effort, even with resistance, to move coolant through the system.  Maybe with 
time and several more trips with the flush, it'll open the radaitor up.

I'm fairly certain the head is cracked or at least the gasket is blown.  With 
the pressure cap off and the engine idling you can see a constant wisp of vapor 
coming out.  With the cap on, it doesn't take long to build enough pressure to 
cause the cap to release some of it, and that's a continual cycle.  Sound right?


On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 17:19:48 -0600, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Yesterday and today I've worked on the SDL trying to figure out why it is 
 overheating.  Yesterday, I first checked to see if the fan clutch was 
 engaging, it's not.well, the radiator isn't hot enough to cause the 
 clutch to engage.  Lower hose is cool to the touch, top is HOT.  I am also 
 not getting very much heat in the cab when I select defrost and MAX temp.  
 Hrm, so I drained all of the coolant and started pulling some of the system 
 apart and noticed this red, gritty grime coating the inside of EVERYTHING.  
 Hrm, wonder if the PPO (previous-previous owner before Kaleb) tried some of 
 that block/head/radiator sealer?  I have modified the old thermostat to be 
 mostly open all the time.  Could the cold bottom/hot top problem be a bad 
 water pump and how would I check that?




-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
Do you still have the silicone oil?  I might take a shipment of that

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:36:58 -0600, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 the radiator isn't hot enough to cause the clutch to engage.  Lower
 hose is cool to the touch, top is HOT.  I am also not getting very
 much heat in the

 Your radiator is clogged, perhaps also the heater core.  First step
 would be
 to flush the system, then try an acid flush.  But be prepared to have to
 replace things like heater core, radiator, and monovalve insert if they
 indeed did use clog-o-matic on it.

 So sorry for you.  See: http://cathey.dogear.com/SDLcool.html

 -- Jim




-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
Not everyone has $'s like you :)  I'm thinking of making an adapter so I 
can apply regulated air pressure to the radiator and blow the clogged stuff 
out.  Our water here doesn't have very high pressure.something about being 
rural and on top of a hill.

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 19:56:32 -0600, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 why do it the hard way? Take the radiator out, and let a radiator shop
 clean it and verify good flow.

 I suspect that your t-stat mod might be causing more problem than
 help, if it can't close the bypass port (don't know whether the bent
 part prevents that or not).

 On 10/29/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Sorry about the incorrect time.

 I modified the T-stat by bending about 1/2 of the radiator flap up and 
 creating a gap for constant flow.

 I ran it on just water to check for leaks at the t-stat and other hoses, 
 then I dumped a bottle of Prestone flush in and drove it around the 
 neighborhood in 2nd for about 5 minutes...2 different times.  5 minutes is 
 about how long it takes to hit 100-110C.  After the first trip, the radiator 
 was still cold but the bottom hose was slightly warmer.  After the 2nd trip 
 around, the bottom hose was actually warm to touch, but the center of the 
 radaitor was still coldgrrr.  But, I take this to show that the water 
 pump is making an effort, even with resistance, to move coolant through the 
 system.  Maybe with time and several more trips with the flush, it'll open 
 the radaitor up.

 I'm fairly certain the head is cracked or at least the gasket is blown.  
 With the pressure cap off and the engine idling you can see a constant wisp 
 of vapor coming out.  With the cap on, it doesn't take long to build enough 
 pressure to cause the cap to release some of it, and that's a continual 
 cycle.  Sound right?





-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
I fill in the top radiator hose until it trickles out the radiator neck.  I 
also have a Prestone flush tee installed where the block2heater core line is by 
the oil filter.  I've run the car with the water hose attached there to flush 
the system before adding the flush.

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:18:18 -0600, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 How are you filling it?

 Are you pumping the upper rad hose and crimping the small line to the
 reservoir?  If not, you only have about a gallon in a two gallon system
 and it's gonna run hot!

 To purge, squeeze the upper radiator hose flat, then crimp the small
 line to the reservoir, then let the upper hose go.  Coolant will be
 pulled out of the reservoir into the block.  Repeat, adding coolant or
 flush, whatever, until the level goes up and down but the tank stays at
 least half full.

 If the center of the rad stays cold, it's radiator time.  Cheaper than
 a blown engine.  Get a new T-stat too, they are cheap.

 Peter




-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] Radiator flushing

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
what about liquid citric acid??

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:32:00 -0600, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Decalcification calls for 100grams per liter -
 100 grams is 3.5 oz. (dry). A liter is approx. a quart. So, for 2
 gallons of citric acid solution, I'd dissolve 2 pounds of citric acid
 in 2 gallons. It should be close enough.

 On 10/29/06, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 19:02:42 -0700 Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:

  Today, I put in 4.5 cups (at 120 g/cup) of citric acid

 Oops. Make that 120 g/one-half cup (240 g/cup).





-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
Crack the head?  I'm fairly certain that's already done due to the vapor that 
is constantly flowing from an open pressure cap.

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:48:14 -0600, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Luther, won't work.

 The crud clogging the rad is aluminum phosphate corrosion, most likely
 (unless you are really lucky and it's only carbonate and will clean out
 LONG soaking in citric acid).  Aluminum phosphate deposits are pretty
 much impossible to remove when accessable, let along inside the rad
 tubes.

 On top of that, if you DO clean then out, it's almost a certainty that
 the rad will leak shortly.

 Get a new one, you will eventually crack the head if you don't and
 that's MUCH more bother and expense.

 Peter




-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-30 Thread Luther Gulseth
it's deffinately NOT steam, to light and wispy for steam.

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 21:06:37 -0600, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Serious underfilling will also give you steam, since the head isn't
 full yet -- a much better situation.

 Pressure cold is a better indication of cracks in the head.

 Peter




-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



[MBZ] overheating SDL

2006-10-29 Thread Luther Gulseth
Yesterday and today I've worked on the SDL trying to figure out why it is 
overheating.  Yesterday, I first checked to see if the fan clutch was engaging, 
it's not.well, the radiator isn't hot enough to cause the clutch to engage. 
 Lower hose is cool to the touch, top is HOT.  I am also not getting very much 
heat in the cab when I select defrost and MAX temp.  Hrm, so I drained all of 
the coolant and started pulling some of the system apart and noticed this red, 
gritty grime coating the inside of EVERYTHING.  Hrm, wonder if the PPO 
(previous-previous owner before Kaleb) tried some of that block/head/radiator 
sealer?  I have modified the old thermostat to be mostly open all the time.  
Could the cold bottom/hot top problem be a bad water pump and how would I check 
that?

-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] Might be driving the firetruck to the Q

2006-10-26 Thread Luther Gulseth
sounds like you need the master of schmooze (me) to get the shop working in 
your favor.  Today, a truck blew out a wheel seal less than 5 miles from the 
International dealer in Louisville, KY.  He was on the way to pick up a load of 
parts (that was already close to late) for Nissan headed to the plant in 
Smyrna, TN.  OOP$.  Called the shop there and the service writer told me it 
would be mid-way into second shift before they could work on the truck.  OUCH.  
That could cost u$ $10,000-20,000 (depend$ on how much a DC-9 is going for that 
day) if the truck's not fixed before then.  So, I waited about 20 minutes, and 
called the service manager and explained the situation to him.  Hearing that it 
could cost one of IHC's large (and loyal) customers $10-20k if the load of 
Nissan parts shut down their plant, he said he would get the truck right in.  
70 minutes later the truck was fixed and they were calling me for the $55.60 
bill.  Sweet success, and I have the dispatchers bowing at!
  my  
feet.  MMM, Power :D

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 21:04:20 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Well last night the fancy Duramax decided to lose its waterpump.  Its at
 the dealer now, told them it has to be done first thing in the morning.
   We shall see.  Might end up having to drive the firetruck suburban down.



-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] Kettle, pot, black, this is getting old real quick

2006-10-25 Thread Luther Gulseth
No, we do not haul groceries.  But you can thank me for the news paper inserts, 
paper for the news papers, and car parts for nearly every Toyota, Nissan, 
Honda, and GM car made in Tenn, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Detroit, 
Canada, Alabama, and Ohio.  Most all of your friendly local auto parts stores 
get a portion of their freight on our trucks.  Drink any heavy liqueur made in 
Canada?  We haul that too.  Only pisses off the drunks if we're late. :)


On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 18:29:16 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Luther's pretty cool for a late twenty-something guy who shaves his head. He
 is the same age as my youngest biological child. On the other hand, he did
 bring me a primo bottle of Scotch (I had only one Navy ration) at the last
 OkieQ. ***--

 (The above wacky stuff was brought to you by my cat, Dawg -- he hit the
 keyboard mid head-butt w/ me.)

 And in Luther's defense, at his age I was only flying off in a aircraft on
 USCG rescues (go see The Guardian! - I found only three tech flaws in the
 entire movie).  He, on the other hand, is getting stuff to your door. You
 might just have to thank Luther for the stuff you buy at the grocery store.

 D.






-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



Re: [MBZ] TOTALLY OT: need lame Saab stuff

2006-10-24 Thread Luther Gulseth
35mph in 4th?  Sheesh, was this the 40's?  :)

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:29:03 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I was about to say there is no such thing as lame Saab stuff, but then I saw
 you are driving a 900. Need to move back a couple of decades and get a 2
 cycle Saab tank.  Four speed on the column, grasping for 35 mph as you shift
 into 4th. Ah, those were the good old days.

 On 10/23/06, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 With my new-to-me 1988 Saab 900S, I'll be needing the Bentley book,
 radiator
 hoses, clamps, oil, air, and fuel (?) filters, etc. Know anyone who got
 rid
 of an old Saab 900 and has extra parts lying around?





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



[MBZ] new sig line

2006-10-24 Thread Luther Gulseth
damn, it's addicting.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHUAlma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work
'85 300D (280,176) parts car



[MBZ] 300D ACC relay

2006-10-23 Thread Luther Gulseth
Need help finding a climate control relay.  Looking for the electronic 
switching unit for blower control.  See the *.pdf on disk 2 of 123 83-600a 
page 9 or the attached *.jpg.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine workattachment: 83-600aPg9.jpg

Re: [MBZ] HOW MANY GEARS IN 300D transmission

2006-10-23 Thread Luther Gulseth
I want to see a copy of the transmission manuals OR where in the regular 
chassis factory manual that these things are said.  If Alldata is previously 
suspect, they can be on this also.

On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:53:40 -0500, Michael Hall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Its Alldata info that is clearly scanned in copies of MB technical data -
 the most reliable source of ELECTRONIC W123 documentation that I have access
 to.

 WIS doesn't cover W123's - at least my copy doesn't, so I can't give you
 document numbers, but I presume it would be found under 27.00 to 27.10 or
 thereabouts.

 And, either way, its alot more substantial than you, or anyone else, saying
 my car behave this way so thats how it should be.  No one has provided
 contradicting data that would qualify as more complete or accurate than
 this.  Until they do, I'll consider myself correct.

 Mike

 On 10/22/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 This is alldata information, not information from MBNA.  You need to
 come up with something official. Alldata can be and often is wrong.





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



[MBZ] my first engine pull

2006-10-23 Thread Luther Gulseth
'82 300D done today.  That was fun and easy, even on dirt!  Problem #1 was 
getting the oil pressure sensor line loose.  Even with an oil wrench, I 
couldn't get the fitting to break loose and ended up taking the piece off the 
back of the oil filter canister.  Problem #2 was getting the transmission cord 
loose.  Ended up breaking one of the plastic tabs off of the connector before I 
got it out.  Hrm..not too bad for my first pull.  So, with the engine out, we 
could easily look at the hole in the block (mostly the top of the oil pan) that 
is on both sides.  It's about 4x3 at the #1 rod on both sides.
I'm trying to upload the photos for your viewing pleasure, but I'm having 
issuesMore on that tomorrow.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] my first engine pull

2006-10-23 Thread Luther Gulseth
Did and I'm working on the engine swap with my neighboor who bought it.

On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 23:33:40 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I thought you sold that car?

 Luther Gulseth wrote:
 '82 300D done today.  That was fun and easy, even on dirt!  Problem #1 was 
 getting the oil pressure sensor line loose.  Even with an oil wrench, I 
 couldn't get the fitting to break loose and ended up taking the piece off 
 the back of the oil filter canister.  Problem #2 was getting the 
 transmission cord loose.  Ended up breaking one of the plastic tabs off of 
 the connector before I got it out.  Hrm..not too bad for my first pull.  So, 
 with the engine out, we could easily look at the hole in the block (mostly 
 the top of the oil pan) that is on both sides.  It's about 4x3 at the #1 
 rod on both sides.
 I'm trying to upload the photos for your viewing pleasure, but I'm having 
 issuesMore on that tomorrow.





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] HOW MANY GEARS IN 300D transmission

2006-10-22 Thread Luther Gulseth
Someone find where the factory manual says that the transmission is suppose to 
start in first and then I'll believe them.

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:03:13 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Whatever you say, I guess I am wrong.  I have half a dozen of those cars
 here at any given moment and they all start in 1st.  I have had 50+ of
 both turbo, non turbo, and gas cars, over the last 15 years and all the
 turbo cars started in 1st, non turbo started in 2nd, with first gear
 start via kickdown.

 MB owners manual for 82 300D says D all gears available, manual for 78
 which would be non turbo says D all gears available(first gear start),
 first gear can only be engaged by means of kickdown(2nd gear start).

 Sort of figured having that many cars over that period of time all
 starting in 1st would be a good clue thats how they are supposed to be.
   I guess all my cars over that time have had something wrong with them.
   Owners manual is also incorrect it seems.




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Another Benz?

2006-10-22 Thread Luther Gulseth
That's ok, I'm soon to be in posession of another diesel Benz.  A parts car 
that I'll drive home.. Then maybe another 300CD.

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:47:02 -0500, Rick Knoble [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Looks like I am gonna buy another diesel Benz, this time a 2.5 turbo W124. 
 WTF is the matter with me? I am nuts?
 Rick Knoble
 '85 300 CD
 '87 190 DT
 '92 E300D (pending)




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] HOW MANY GEARS IN 300D transmission

2006-10-22 Thread Luther Gulseth
erI ment where the factory manual says SECOND!!!  UGH.

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:34:22 -0500, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Someone find where the factory manual says that the transmission is suppose 
 to start in first and then I'll believe them.

 On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:03:13 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 wrote:

 Whatever you say, I guess I am wrong.  I have half a dozen of those cars
 here at any given moment and they all start in 1st.  I have had 50+ of
 both turbo, non turbo, and gas cars, over the last 15 years and all the
 turbo cars started in 1st, non turbo started in 2nd, with first gear
 start via kickdown.

 MB owners manual for 82 300D says D all gears available, manual for 78
 which would be non turbo says D all gears available(first gear start),
 first gear can only be engaged by means of kickdown(2nd gear start).

 Sort of figured having that many cars over that period of time all
 starting in 1st would be a good clue thats how they are supposed to be.
   I guess all my cars over that time have had something wrong with them.
   Owners manual is also incorrect it seems.







-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] HOW MANY GEARS IN 300D transmission

2006-10-22 Thread Luther Gulseth
OK, now how about the turbo versions?

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:47:26 -0500, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 As Kleb says - it depends on which tranny you're talking about!

 I'll quote from page 41 of the factory original owners manual (not a
 copy or reprint) from my last 1976 300D (115 chassis, pre turbo), part
 no. 115 584 12 97 -

 D Drive. All gears are available. 1st. gear can be engaged only by
 means of kickdown.
 S Slope. Shifting up to 3rd gear only. 1st gear can be engaged only
 by means of kickdown.
 L Low. Shifting up to 2nd gear only. The vehicle starts out in 1st
 gear. For driving on steep grades, trailer operation in mountainous
 areas and very slow bumper to bumper driving with frequent stops.
 Independent of the accelerator position, 1st gear is available for a
 wider speed range.

 I believe that 1st. gear can be engaged only by means of kickdown.
 implies that the car does not start from a dead stop in 1st gear,
 unless it is in L, or the accelerator has been depressed enough to
 trigger the kickdown switch.



 On 10/21/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 erI ment where the factory manual says SECOND!!!  UGH.

 On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:34:22 -0500, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Someone find where the factory manual says that the transmission is 
  suppose to start in first and then I'll believe them.
 




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Another Benz?

2006-10-22 Thread Luther Gulseth
UH HUH.  Got me one for a good price that needs head work.  Yeehaww!!!

On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 14:09:52 -0500, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 toss-up = no question, I'd take the SDL every time, just for the rear space
 and trunk space.  Plus I've always wanted an S-Klasse.

 On 10/22/06, LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Rick -
 Ditto what the others said - Ilike mine so much I may find another
 someday --  my wife drives this one all the time.

 Try to find the best one possible - naturally - mine had 100k when I
 bought
 it and I still had to do some tweaking.  But the nicer the better -

 My engine starts instantly and since putting Mobil Synthetic ATF in the
 tranny it shifts so smoothly I can barely feel it shift!  I'm amazed every
 time I drive it!

 I timed it last night and saw 0-60 in 13-14 sec. so it seems things ate
 right.

 Toss up between a W124 and a 86/87 SDL.  But since the W124 is a known
 entity I'm tempted to go with that --

 Good Luck -





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] GP Infant Mortality

2006-10-15 Thread Luther Gulseth
30-0-30 ammeter is the best way.

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:20:04 -0500, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I replaced my GPs and the GP relay within the past 3 weeks or so.
 Yesterday, the preglow light came on for only a second or less - even
 though
 it was in the upper 40s and hadn't been started since the night before
 - it
 was stone cold - it started instantly although it runs like one
 cylinder
 isn't firing evenly.  Within a minute the engine idles  runs smoothly.

 That's way too quick.  No wonder it ran poorly.

 I'm wondering about the possibility of a GP being bad out of the
 box?

 Certainly.  The relay, too.  It happens.  'New' relays usually are
 new old stock, and the internal components can fail with age, though
 not so much as with use.  Most likely is the GP, or its wiring.

 Also - is there a way to check each GP without removing them

 Sure.  The quick way is to pull the plug off the GP relay and use a
 DMM to measure the resistance to ground of each one.  The rated value
 is 0.6 ohms, though it can vary with temperature.  The important part
 is that they all be about the same.

 Even better is to use a hefty ammeter to measure the current to each
 one.  I just did that on the 190D a couple of days ago.  Within a couple
 of seconds each one dropped from about 28A to under 20A, except for the
 bad one that was drawing about 2x normal current.  (_That_ is a weird
 failure mode.)  Most people don't own an ammeter that is good for more
 than 10A, however.

 The GP's seem to be pretty basic  - but I guess the innards could be
 bad in
 one.

 They are pretty basic, but they're not as simple as the old series
 plugs.

 -- Jim




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-15 Thread Luther Gulseth
were they brand new?

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:26:54 -0500, Lee Einer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I don't know about the regular rubber lines purchased from Rusty, but I
 was told (I called) that the lines he carries are the stock
 fabric-reinforced rubber return lines. The stock injector return lines
 on my 300CD were turning into goo and beginning to leak after running
 B100 biodiesel for several months. This is a direct observation of
 physical fact, not a misconception.


 Lee




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-15 Thread Luther Gulseth
I have yet to see anyone who can prove that the regular new lines are damaged 
by BioD.  What you see happening with the old lines is the sludge getting 
cleaned out.

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 21:13:47 -0500, Lee Einer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 The injector lines were old and may have been the originals. They were
 in good shape, however, before I began using B100. The large return line
 is a newer one, and it also was fine before I began running B100. Now it
 is ballooning out like a sausage. It will soon be replaced by a viton line.

 The idea that lines eventually leak anyway is a given- nothing lasts
 forever. The fact that all of the rubber lines lines, new and old, were
 fine before running B100 biodiesel and all have gone to crap relatively
 soon thereafter is quite a coincidence.

 For what its worth, my friend runs a Peugeot diesel on B100 and after
 several months of this his lines now also have turned to goo.

 Lee





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Biodiesel vs fuel lines

2006-10-15 Thread Luther Gulseth
That is the difference between ASTM standard BioD and crap that some people 
market as BioD.  In the homebrew BioD world, those who properly wash and dry 
their BioD experience NO fuel line or filter problems after the petroD sludge 
is cleaned out.

On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 08:00:24 -0500, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 It is my understanding that the actual formulation of what is
 called 'biodiesel' varies quite a bit, depending on what the
 base stock was.  Also, unless considerable care is used in the
 making, some of the alcohol used as part of the process can
 remain in the fuel, and it is this alcohol which attacks
 the rubber lines.  These two factoids could go a long way
 towards explaining the wild differences in experiences.

 -- Jim





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-14 Thread Luther Gulseth
The injector return lines on my '83 SD started weeping after just over 2 years 
and over 50k miles.  That was with mostly dino,

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 01:06:13 -0500, Redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Brian,
snip

 If the rubber hoses in the car should begin to leak in a few thousand
 miles, change them out with the spare hose you carry.  It will not be a
 disastrous leaking, just weeping that builds up over time.  Old rubber
 hoses do that.  Even with dino.  



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-14 Thread Luther Gulseth
BioD does NOT eat the regular rubber lines you purchase from Rusty anymore than 
DinoD ruins them.  This misconception comes from the solvent properties of BioD 
cleaning the petro sludge out of the fuel lines and allowing them to leak.  
That makes people think that BioD ruined their 10 or 15 year old rubber fuel 
lines.

Luther

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 12:17:45 -0500, Lee Einer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 You are correct.

 Lee

 Zoltan Finks wrote:
 Thanks, Lee. Now, I imagine that the lines that run the majority of the
 length of the body are steel and would not need replacing? And that you are
 probably talking about just the portions of the lines that are rubber?

 Brian
 83 240D




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] GP Infant Mortality

2006-10-14 Thread Luther Gulseth
is there any carbon build up around the GP's?  That will kill a GP quick. 
You might need to ream out.  I used several old GP's and flattened them with a 
hammer and run them down tight to scrape out the carbon.

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 17:33:34 -0500, LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Howdy -
 I replaced my GPs and the GP relay within the past 3 weeks or so.
 Yesterday, the preglow light came on for only a second or less - even though
 it was in the upper 40s and hadn't been started since the night before - it
 was stone cold - it started instantly although it runs like one cylinder
 isn;t firing evenly.  Within a minute the engine idles  runs smoothly.

 I'm wondering about the possibility of a GP being bad out of the box?
 Also - is there a way to check each GP without removing them - it's a PITA
 on a 1991 300D 2.5T.  ;-)   Don't know how successful I'll be but I plan to
 see if I can wiggle my hand past all the in the way to see if I can detect
 any loose wires.

 The GP's seem to be pretty basic  - but I guess the innards could be bad in
 one.

 BTW, everything on this car looks to be in perfect condition - all the
 wiring looks new with no corrosion - there's only 114k on this car.

 Thx -

 Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
 www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts
 Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil
 PORSCHE POSTERS!  youroil.net
 Weber Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs
 Porsche Road Test http://members.rennlist.com/roadtest/
 .



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] dead speaker?

2006-10-13 Thread Luther Gulseth
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
OMG, I need CPR I'm laughing soo hard.


On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:54:04 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 ok, you got a deal, where should I ship the speakers to?

 Zeitgeist wrote:

 Yer in over your head lad.  I'll give ya $500 for it.

 On 10/12/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Have seen the blown, but not dead.  Whats the deal?




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



[MBZ] SDL overheating

2006-10-13 Thread Luther Gulseth
I'm wandering down the path of this SDL's overheating problem and I notice 
something screwy.  The tensioner has been bypassed.  I tried to spin it with my 
hand, and it's locked solid.  Hrmcould the lack of a tensioner allow the 
belt to slip enough to overheat?

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] SDL overheating

2006-10-13 Thread Luther Gulseth
I can push the belt down so it touches the vacuum pump.  When I pull up on it, 
I feel there is more than 1 inch of slack play.  Seems too loose to me, but I 
have never owned a serpentine belted engine.

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 19:45:18 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Really, I hadnt looked at that.  The belt is tight though isnt it?

 Luther Gulseth wrote:

 I'm wandering down the path of this SDL's overheating problem and I notice 
 something screwy.  The tensioner has been bypassed.  I tried to spin it with 
 my hand, and it's locked solid.  Hrmcould the lack of a tensioner allow 
 the belt to slip enough to overheat?





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] SDL overheating

2006-10-13 Thread Luther Gulseth
I'll replace ALL of the tensioner parts if I'm going to be in there

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 20:10:26 -0500, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 And the proper belt. Check the tensioner arm to make sure that it's
 pivot bearing isn't shot -- that's what has gone out first on both of
 my 60x engines ---

 On 10/12/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 yea, thats too loose.  You probably need a new tensioner.





-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-12 Thread Luther Gulseth
Ok all, look at it this way.  If it's a seller that you do not know, it's ok to 
go in and pay or offer less than the value as you know it.  BUT, in this 
situation, Clay has a vested interest (wife's friendship) in the situation and 
it's OBVIOUS that his wife would require him to give his knowledge of the value 
of the car.  If he didn't and allowed someone to low ball her friend and take 
advantage of her, Clay would surely find himself in the doghouse if he was 
discovered.


-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-11 Thread Luther Gulseth
Why don't you be a good friend and tell her that the car is really worth close 
to 5 digits.  Be a man about it.

Luther

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:23:11 -0500, Redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 She got scared away by all the attention and now needs to discuss it
 with her husband.  I think we will have answers in a week or so.

 On Oct 10, 2006, at 12:58 PM, Sunil Hari wrote:

 Could you pitch an offer of $2000 for me?




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] Low miles 83 CD available

2006-10-11 Thread Luther Gulseth
wow

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 21:24:50 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 trim your posts!!

 Redghost wrote:

 She got scared away by all the attention and now needs to discuss it
 with her husband.  I think we will have answers in a week or so.






-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



[MBZ] finally, my own SDL

2006-10-08 Thread Luther Gulseth
arrived today.  Thanks Kaleb.  I'm off to the golf course.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'87 300SDL (270,491 mi) head case?
'83 300SD (241 kmi)
'82 300CD (162 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR engine work



Re: [MBZ] 300CD oil usage

2006-10-07 Thread Luther Gulseth
I'll look at this tomorrow.  I do know there is a small amount of oil in the 
vacuum system.  So I have that and the slightly major oil leak on the front of 
the engine.  Hopefully that will seal it up.  P.S.  this is an '82 as my 
signature reads.

On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 21:30:25 -0500, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 What tensioner?

 Chain tensioner?  Big nut on the side of the head (or block).

 -- Jim




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] 300CD oil usage

2006-10-07 Thread Luther Gulseth
Right now the oil is mostly Chevron Delo 400 from work with a touch of Delvac 
1300.  We buy Delo 400 in bulk there...I get a gallon here, and there, and 
here, etc


On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:49:53 -0500, Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 Luther,

 On my '80 300SD (now living in Kalamazoo, MI with a new parent) I
 changed to Castrol GTX 15/40 (diesel) within the last year before I
 sold her and found that drips decreased significantly.  Has
 something to do with additives and seal/gasket expansion
 characteristics..

 Don't know what oil you are using, but might be worth a try

 HTH,

 Take care,
 Chuck
 Phoenix AZ
 On Oct 6, 2006, at 10:04 AM, Luther wrote:




-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



[MBZ] football

2006-10-07 Thread Luther Gulseth
I LOVE days like this.  Thanks Auburn! :)

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] SL500 for sale -- value?

2006-09-17 Thread Luther Gulseth

How about a compromise.  BZT, YOU are wrong and here is why  Just 
saying someone is wrong doesn't help those of us who don't know either way.

z

On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 23:37:30 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Children, children -- you are wrong is so confrontational. I suggest words
like I have different information or my data suggests that you might be
in error.

D.


On 9/16/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


BT, YOU are wrong.

Frank Pembleton wrote:

 Bzzt you're wrong.


 _
 Frank Pembleton
 Manchester, MO
 KLEB FOR PREZ!!







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] To Veggie or Not

2006-09-10 Thread Luther Gulseth

I know a person who installed a remote temp gauge right before his IP on the 
Frybrid system.  It only reached 120F after 15 minutes of driving.  He 
installed his own flat plate heat exchanger with electric supliment, and now it 
runs around 200F.  120 isn't good enough in my opinion, UNLESS you have an IP 
that's as robust as a OM17.  Just my $0.02 that is slightly influenced by some 
big names in homebrew biodiesel.

Luther

On Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:58:42 -0500, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


I know the person who fabricates the system and have seen his
installations in many vehicles.  It is TOTALLY SWEET!  Not mass
produced or commercial, but custom fit to your vehicle and engineered.
  It is professional and not home built looking.   Each installation
gets better, as Chris is able to meet your individual needs and
perfects the system.

I think Luther? may not like it because there is a possibility that the
fuel is not going to reach temps of 250* F before hitting the IP.  My
experience with the system is that you start in #2 or BioD, the system
heats up, swaps to VO, and when you are ready to not drive, you hit the
purge, it swaps back to #2, and  you turn off the car.






--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] To Veggie or Not

2006-09-10 Thread Luther Gulseth

This is the norm with his customer service.  Biodiesel's Girl Mark (Maria 
Alovert www.girlmark.com) doesn't understand his lack of customer service, and 
she is his close friend.

Luther

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 02:19:42 -0500, Zoltan Finks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Wow. I am learning lately to wait and consider the options before jumping on
the information I receive. I have heard from some of you that the Frybrid
operation is the BEST! And now I hear this! I don't want to deal with the
type of person I've just heard described, no matter how good the system may
be once it's eventually delivered (or not).

How does one find where the truth lies?

Brian
83 240D







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Demineralised water (was Zerex G-05) in cars that don't need it

2006-09-10 Thread Luther Gulseth

Mix them if you have hard water, that will limit the minerals and not be as bad 
as distilled..

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 14:34:46 -0500, Christopher McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:


It was distilled water. Marshall and I went back and forth on this for a while. 
The conclusion was that two maps were produced of the US - one from MBUSA and 
the other from the USGS. If you live in an area with high mineral content in 
the water (I forget what concentration), then use distilled. I'm in Kansas 
City, and I use distilled - HIGH mineral content hear. Other places it is not 
necessary.
Marshall was pretty adamantly against distilled, but MBUSA, in their newsletter 
to Indy's recommended it for areas with high mineral content water...actually, 
I think they recommended it everywhere.
Marshall argued that the coolant was not oroginally designed for distilled 
water. I countered that the formula may have been changed the rec may have been 
rethought for some reason. THAT question was never resolved.
Chris





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] To Veggie or Not

2006-09-09 Thread Luther Gulseth

Frybrid is worthless.  Won't heat the veg hot enough to be as thin as diesel.  
That temp is well over 250F.  Buy a OM617 Mercedes and run a mix of diesel or 
biodiesel and wvo.  As some have said, the 617 can run most anything up to 
bannana sluge :D

Luther

On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:49:29 -0500, Rory [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Maybe some of you all can help me out.
I'm trying to decide if I should convert my 97 Dodge Ram 3500 to run
on veggie oil using the Frybrid system (no I don't want anybodys
else's system) or take that money and buy a Mercedes.

Here are my stats.
I drive 120 miles total to and from work
Frybrid system $2300 with a 90 gallon tank
Fuel $3.10
Avg. MPG 19

I think the 190 will get the best MPG but are kinda rare.
Could go the VW route but hard to find at the right price


So just looking for feedback.
Oh and gas powered is not an option for me, I love oil burners.


Thanks all

Rory






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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] 300CD oil usage

2006-09-03 Thread Luther Gulseth

Blowby has gotten worse.  Compression is horrible, only 1 cylinder has gotten 
better, the rest are lower. 1-320, 2-240, 3-325, 4-310, 5-315.  Compression 
readings were 1-300, 2-300, 3-380, 4-345, 5-360. Also the vacuum system has 
oil in it yeeehaww.  So, I added some marvel mystery oil to each 
cylinder and I'm gonna let it sit like that for a week or more.  


On Sat, 02 Sep 2006 10:17:41 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


In a message dated 9/1/2006 6:59:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

A switch  to synthetic would cost $$ at 1qt/200 mi.  Can you manually
take the  air cleaner apart and clean it?

What would cause the large amounts of  fresh oil in the intake manifold?



Blowby. I have seen people who have put in recovery jars. On the brighter
side 300D cast iron turbo engines just sit around now in Dallas Yards. Dealers
tend not to be able to make easy money on 300D's and SD's now.
I have too many projects now. But would not mind getting and parking an
ultra clean SDL/bad engine or figuring a way to slide a 124 by with a cast iron
diesel.
   John Gregg





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Interesting odometer reading

2006-09-03 Thread Luther Gulseth

www.odometergears.com  Buy the whole set and replace all 4 gears.  I know it 
costs more, but when you install a new gear, it'll ruin the old gear next to 
it.  It's easy to rebuild your Odometer.

On Sat, 02 Sep 2006 20:06:36 -0500, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Guess I'll find out soon enough - mine stopped turning (odo that is).

On 9/2/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 that is the first electronic Speedo I have seen on a mb.
 Any 126 has an electronic speedo.
 With a mechanical odo.

Driven by a stepper (or some such) motor, there is no cable.

-- Jim







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Can you

2006-09-02 Thread Luther Gulseth

wide open target, think barn door

On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:30:51 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Dude, if you back in that way you will get creamed. You are beyond Fresh
Meat, you are a target.

On 9/1/06, John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


add my lazy ass to the banned list :)

Thx.
-j.








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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Yes, I am now the king of the SDL

2006-09-01 Thread Luther Gulseth

does this mean we can negotiate on the other one that'll sit for ever because 
you have no time to fix it?

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:54:03 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


My latest arrival, one of the nicest SDL's I have seen in a LONG time.
Features brand new seat covers, brand new vacuum pump, etc.  Apparanly
was owned by a old military guy who spared no expense, till he died.

http://www.okiebenz.com/pics/8730sdl/






--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Yes, I am now the king of the SDL

2006-09-01 Thread Luther Gulseth

tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, when Regina gets a hold of it.



On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:54:03 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


My latest arrival, one of the nicest SDL's I have seen in a LONG time.
Features brand new seat covers, brand new vacuum pump, etc.  Apparanly
was owned by a old military guy who spared no expense, till he died.

http://www.okiebenz.com/pics/8730sdl/






--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Yes, I am now the king of the SDL

2006-09-01 Thread Luther Gulseth

the head case SDL

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:07:42 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Exactly which of the three dozen vehicles in Regina's back yard are you
describing?

On 8/31/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


does this mean we can negotiate on the other one that'll sit for ever
because you have no time to fix it?










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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Yes, I am now the king of the SDL

2006-09-01 Thread Luther Gulseth

DROOOLL, it has reclining rear seat.

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:54:03 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


My latest arrival, one of the nicest SDL's I have seen in a LONG time.
Features brand new seat covers, brand new vacuum pump, etc.  Apparanly
was owned by a old military guy who spared no expense, till he died.

http://www.okiebenz.com/pics/8730sdl/






--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-30 Thread Luther Gulseth

So explain why the intake manifold was coated in FRESH oil when I removed the 
original turbo.  How does the oil get from the sloppy valve guides through a 
fairly dry air filter housing to the dry turbo intake?  Might I have just 
gotten back to back bad turbos?

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 17:33:19 -0500, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Time to check the valve guides -- likely they are VERY sloppy and it's
gulping oil

Peter







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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-30 Thread Luther Gulseth

should there be any play in the turbo shaft when it's good?

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 20:57:44 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


There are no seals in the turbo like you thinking.  They dont dry up and
leak from sitting.  What happens is you suck something in and the fins
get damaged, and cause the shaft to then be imbalanced, which wears
things out.

Luther Gulseth wrote:



seals start to go bad after they haven't been used for a while.

Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:



I have plenty of good used ones.  Not sure what recent service has to do
with anything though.

Luther Gulseth wrote:



hell no.   The problem is the turbo.  Do you have a used one that's been


in recent service?










--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-29 Thread Luther Gulseth

Burned more oil on the trip there and back, something like 1qt/200 or less 
milesmakes me think I'm on the right track, just have 2 leaky turbos 
now.


On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 11:24:54 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


keep us posted.

Luther Gulseth wrote:


Remember this one?  1qt oil burned every 250-300 miles.  Compression is all 
320-380, injectors are clean and good spray.  Runs like a scared cat (right 
Kaleb?).  Very minimal drops of oil (2-5 during 9 hours at work) under car each 
day and no spray on the bottom or back of the car like my SD.  Where's the oil 
going?

I RR'd the turbo today with the one from the '82 300D.  Getting the turbo off the 
Blue Bomber was a pain.  Spent nearly 1.5 hours on the bottom front nut.  Some Kroil, 
lots of time, and finally the longest 3/8 ratchet that we had with a pipe wrench 
on the end at a right angle.  Pushing against the pipe wrenchdigging a trench in the 
ground with my feet, the nut finally gave way.  Anyway.getting the turbo off the CD 
was MUCH easier...less than 30 mins.  First thing I noticed when I pulled the turbo off 
the CD...the intake manifold inside was COVERED in FRESH oil.  Same with the little tube 
between turbo and manifold and the turbo inside itself.  There are very minimal amounts 
of oil in the air cleaner and pipe that connects to the turbo intake.  I am fairly 
certian this is (was?) the cause of my oil loss.  I will know for sure when I arrive 
back from StL on Monday.







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-29 Thread Luther Gulseth

The air filter housing was swapped in from the '82 300D a while back.  The air 
cleaner2turbo elbow and turbo intake are oil free now.  Blowby has minimal 
amounts of oil if placed into a collection container.

Luther

On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 11:46:12 -0500, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Very very likely bad bearings in the turbo causing worn seals to leak
oil into the turbo intake.

The other possibility is badly worn valve guides (or incorrectly
installed ones) -- this will cause excessive blowby up the valve stems,
atomizing the oil and carrying the mist through the mist trap into the
intake.  A bad oil separator (leaking down the intake instead of
removing the oil and running it back into the sump) will do the same
thing.  Check out the oil separator especially, as I seem to remember
there is an o-ring that can go bad, causing the oil to run into the
filter housing.  There is also, I believe, a foot valve sort of thing
on the botton -- it that gets stuck, oil will overflow into the intake.

That oil drip is good for a quart in a thousand mils or less, and may
be related to the oil in the intake.

Peter






--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Entirely OT

2006-08-29 Thread Luther Gulseth

12 AA herehave 3 pairs of the 99x shoes.  Love them to death...their death.

On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:38:51 -0500, Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Larry T wrote:


I'm also a big fan of New Balance - IMHO a huge part of the population
should

be wearing Wides but because they're not available everywhere they buy

Medium/Regular and suffer because of it.


I love New Balance Running Shoes because they come in Narrow!  You think
finding wides is hard, you try finding a 12 Narrow.


Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL 129K





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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-29 Thread Luther Gulseth

hell no.   The problem is the turbo.  Do you have a used one that's been in 
recent service?

On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:07:48 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


I will give him $500 for it.

LT Don wrote:


Doesn't seem that long ago that Luther was bragging about this cherry coupe
he stole for way under market value, and about how lucky he was to have
found it.







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-29 Thread Luther Gulseth


seals start to go bad after they haven't been used for a while.

Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:

 I have plenty of good used ones.  Not sure what recent service has to do 
 with anything though.
 
 Luther Gulseth wrote:
 
  hell no.   The problem is the turbo.  Do you have a used one that's been 
in recent service?
  
 



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





[MBZ] '87 190D 2.5 Turbo manual

2006-08-28 Thread Luther Gulseth


Was this car a U.S. model or grey market car?  TIA.

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





[MBZ] '82 300 CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-08-25 Thread Luther Gulseth

Remember this one?  1qt oil burned every 250-300 miles.  Compression is all 
320-380, injectors are clean and good spray.  Runs like a scared cat (right 
Kaleb?).  Very minimal drops of oil (2-5 during 9 hours at work) under car each 
day and no spray on the bottom or back of the car like my SD.  Where's the oil 
going?

I RR'd the turbo today with the one from the '82 300D.  Getting the turbo off the 
Blue Bomber was a pain.  Spent nearly 1.5 hours on the bottom front nut.  Some Kroil, 
lots of time, and finally the longest 3/8 ratchet that we had with a pipe wrench 
on the end at a right angle.  Pushing against the pipe wrenchdigging a trench in the 
ground with my feet, the nut finally gave way.  Anyway.getting the turbo off the CD 
was MUCH easier...less than 30 mins.  First thing I noticed when I pulled the turbo off 
the CD...the intake manifold inside was COVERED in FRESH oil.  Same with the little tube 
between turbo and manifold and the turbo inside itself.  There are very minimal amounts 
of oil in the air cleaner and pipe that connects to the turbo intake.  I am fairly 
certian this is (was?) the cause of my oil loss.  I will know for sure when I arrive 
back from StL on Monday.

--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] de-rusting

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

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On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 23:34:13 -0500, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



That was Jim Cathey, whose email you replied to.


Craig


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?






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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] top-posting

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

What email programs are you talking about?  Most webmail programs, Micro$#it 
Outlook and Exp, Opera, Eudora, Netscape, etc start you at the top.

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 12:12:18 -0500, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


How about the fact that most email programs automatically make you
bottom post. We top posters
  are more willing to go the extra mile and scroll back up.

We have the time and we have the technology to top post.

Jeff Zedic
Trimmer and top poster
Toronto
87 300TD





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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] 300SDL ACC - not cold

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

Traveling east anytime soon?  We have 2 cans of Deoxit around here.

Luther

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:54:56 -0500, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Is this the stuff? (never heard of it before)

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.183/.f
Name change in 2006: From CaiLube MCL to DeoxIT FaderLube, part
numbers remain the same)


I haven't had to do much re-soldering, I never thought of removing the
old solder first - just melt and add a bit more (generic 60/40
multicore from All Electronics - a long time ago).


On 8/23/06, John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, OK Don wrote:
 I've already re-soldered this unit once - but the switches act dirty.
 I bought another one to work on, so I'll see if I can get some de-oxit
 (?) into the switches, then re-solder the thing. There sure are a lot
 of connections on those boards!

Use deoxit. You might want to try the non-aerosol which is 100%. make sure
to work the switch several times after applying it. Follow it with
cailube.  I dunno how the switches in those units are made, but if you can
get to the contacts, tarn-x works wonders (more than one stack switch in a
preamp or scope has been resurrected with tarn-x)...

Oh yeah... completely remove ALL of the old solder and rpelace it with
new. The old stuff is utter crap. Use 63/37 if you can find it, with that
stuff it is quite hard (theoretically impossible) to make a cold joint
(looks good but is bad)

-j.


Is this the stuff? (never heard of it before)

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.183/.f
Name change in 2006: From CaiLube MCL to DeoxIT FaderLube, part
numbers remain the same)

I haven't had to do much re-soldering, I never thought of removing the
old solder first - just melt and add a bit more (generic 60/40
multicore from All Electronics - a long time ago).





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] [bracket posting]

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

HOW THE #%)#)(%Y%  )[EMAIL PROTECTED])( do you trim a post like this?  
G

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:54:56 -0500, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Is this the stuff? (never heard of it before)

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.183/.f
Name change in 2006: From CaiLube MCL to DeoxIT FaderLube, part
numbers remain the same)


I haven't had to do much re-soldering, I never thought of removing the
old solder first - just melt and add a bit more (generic 60/40
multicore from All Electronics - a long time ago).


On 8/23/06, John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, OK Don wrote:
 I've already re-soldered this unit once - but the switches act dirty.
 I bought another one to work on, so I'll see if I can get some de-oxit
 (?) into the switches, then re-solder the thing. There sure are a lot
 of connections on those boards!

Use deoxit. You might want to try the non-aerosol which is 100%. make sure
to work the switch several times after applying it. Follow it with
cailube.  I dunno how the switches in those units are made, but if you can
get to the contacts, tarn-x works wonders (more than one stack switch in a
preamp or scope has been resurrected with tarn-x)...

Oh yeah... completely remove ALL of the old solder and rpelace it with
new. The old stuff is utter crap. Use 63/37 if you can find it, with that
stuff it is quite hard (theoretically impossible) to make a cold joint
(looks good but is bad)

-j.


Is this the stuff? (never heard of it before)

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.183/.f
Name change in 2006: From CaiLube MCL to DeoxIT FaderLube, part
numbers remain the same)

I haven't had to do much re-soldering, I never thought of removing the
old solder first - just melt and add a bit more (generic 60/40
multicore from All Electronics - a long time ago).





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] [bracket posting]

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

yes daddy?

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 21:11:35 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kids!

On 8/23/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Like this!

On 8/23/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 HOW THE #%)#)(%Y%  )[EMAIL PROTECTED])( do you trim a post like
this?  G


Like this!

--
OK Don, KD5NRO
Norman, OK
Bracket posting fiend!
'90 300D, '87 300SDL, '81 240D, '78 450SLC, '97 Ply Grand Voyager






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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



[MBZ] air compressor woes

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

Ok, so I just injected some Marvel Mystery Oil into the intakes of both cylinders 
as an attempt to unstick the possibly stuck rings.  While I was doing this, I placed my thumb 
over the intakes and completely blocked them off only to find that BOTH intakes suck and 
blow Gr, so the reed valves are shot.  Now, my brain starts wanderingreed 
valves are check valves.  Couldn't I just install 1/2npt check valves from McMaster-Carr 
on all 4 ports to supliment the worn/broken reed valves?  Am I totally off base here, or would 
this work

http://www.mcmaster.com/   m/n: 7768K24

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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] [bracket posting]

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

whoa, I ain't THAT young.  Gee


On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 21:41:48 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Damn'd defective condom!

[Ok, to let the rest of you in on the joke, Luther is the same age as my
baby kid.]

On 8/23/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


yes daddy?

.com









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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] air compressor woes

2006-08-24 Thread Luther Gulseth

The check valves would thread right into this compressor's heads and then the 
existing piping could be re-attached.  If I go 3/4npt then I would have to 
adapt from 1/2 to 3/4 and back to 1/2 for the rest of the piping.  That may negate 
the benefits of a larger check valve.  Right?


On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 22:36:34 -0500, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 21:41:51 -0500 Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED]
wrote:


Couldn't I just install 1/2npt check valves from McMaster-Carr on all 4
ports to supliment the worn/broken reed valves?  Am I totally off base
here, or would this work

http://www.mcmaster.com/   m/n: 7768K24


Yes, it would work. The extra, dead volume of the piping to connect to the
check valves will limit ultimate pressure and maybe volume.

You might want to use a larger size than 1/2, too.


Craig




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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] 201 status

2006-08-23 Thread Luther Gulseth

Or all the free time that Jim has.

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:30:33 -0500, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Jim typed:

I removed .should be the next steps.  But
first, breakfast!

I get tired reading Jim's posts.
Ah...the things I could do if I had one tenth of Jim's get up and go...

Bob Rentfro
'77 300D 157K
'87 Acura Legend  177K
Still waiting on '72 350SL  78K
Litchfield Park, AZ



om





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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] air compressor leaks

2006-08-21 Thread Luther Gulseth

Ok, here's the question.  How quickly should a 7CFM dual stage air compressor 
fill a 60gal tank to 120 psi?  I think this compressor is in need of a 
rebuild.

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 15:09:47 -0500, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Attempting to read the 40-50 year old name plates leaves for some doubt.  The 
compressor is a 2 stage 7 CFM/175psi and I believe the motor is 5hp dual 
voltage.  220v @ 9 amps and 110v @ 18amps.

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 12:52:33 -0500, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


I've got a good 60 gallon air compressor for less than $200.


CFM and pressure ratings (and maybe motor HP) are also of interest
to our kind of people.  Wasn't this a decent-sized one?

-- Jim










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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] 1992 300d feeling slower

2006-08-21 Thread Luther Gulseth

We have a problem here.  See the subject line for the car, a 1992 300D 2.5 
turbo.

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 21:13:29 -0500, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:

In a 2.5 turbo, any vacuum leak, especially under the hood, will lower
power/boost.


Not on a '87 190D 2.5 turbo or an 86-'87 300D/TD/SDL!! Might cause a
problem with all the '90-95 diesels that go into limp home when the
EGR isn't working!

Marshall




--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] air compressor leaks

2006-08-21 Thread Luther Gulseth

hrmso the 2 hours to build up 105 psi is just a tad long?  Ugh Where 
would one source the reed valves from?  How about rings and the like?


On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 21:37:56 -0500, Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Luther Gulseth wrote:


Ok, here's the question.  How quickly should a 7CFM dual stage air compressor 
fill a 60gal tank to 120 psi?  I think this compressor is in need of a 
rebuild.


Roughly speaking, if you're trying to shove 7 atmospheres into 60 gallons at 50 
gpm, it's
going
to take 8-9 minutes. Over 12 minutes and I'd wonder about the state of the reed 
valves or
piston rings.




--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] air compressor leaks

2006-08-21 Thread Luther Gulseth

Where can one source reed valves and rings for old compressors?  Should I take 
it to my local machine shop?


On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 23:30:12 -0500, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


hrmso the 2 hours to build up 105 psi is just a tad long?


Seriously not right.  A gallon is not even a cubic foot, so just
doing the simple math of 60gal/7cfm ought to give you 8.5 minutes
as an outside number.

-- Jim





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] air compressor leaks

2006-08-21 Thread Luther Gulseth


The exhaust of the larger cylinder is directly piped into the intake of the 
smaller cylinder.  I'm told that this is a sure sign that it is a 2 stage.  
Also, it is rated for 175 psi, another sure sign.  Single stage compressors 
are usually 125psi or so.  I'll post a few pictures this evening if it's not 
storming too much.

Luther

R A Bennell [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:

 The other question is are you sure of what you have? For example, I have 
an old DeVilbis 2 cylinder compressor -
 1947. It is not 2 stage, just 2 cylinder. I don't know what cfm it is but 
it has a good sized head and a huge old
 electric motor rated at 2 hp if I recall. It used to be set to shut off at 
160# but I lowered that to about 125# as
 I didn't think I needed that much pressure and thought it should be a bit 
easier on the old machine. I think it has
 a 60 gallon tank and it pumps away for a bit but no where near an hour.
 
 Randy
 



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





[MBZ] air compressor leaks

2006-08-20 Thread Luther Gulseth

are a pain to deal with.  I've taken every air connection apart and rebuilt/resealed 
them, some more than once.  Last night, I fired it up and still found two more 
leaks.  Dealt with them, built the air pressure up to 80psi and let it sit over 
night.  Just checked it and it's sitting at a solid 78psi.  WAH, we have 
success!  New sight glass (custom tapped 3/4npt from Mcmastercarr), new 
pressure switch, new air filter, new intake filter, and new 1/4 quick connect 
fitting later, and I've got a good 60 gallon air compressor for less than $200.  
Next and final order of business is the second oil change.  It is starting to darken 
up some on the first oil change.

--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] CRAP, somebody wants this REAL bad

2006-08-19 Thread Luther Gulseth

First off, I only have a visual on the car and know that the guy wants to be 
rid of it FAST and cheap.  That's all folks

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:40:10 -0500, Steve MacSween [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Where you at, Luther?

What is usable on the car?

Mac

on 8/18/06 1:16 PM, Luther Gulseth at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:




617 126 SD parts car...for sale, cheap.  Maybe $100 or less takes it home.







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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Vegtable Oil Question

2006-08-19 Thread Luther Gulseth

Find out who the company is, call them up and ask about purchasing a couple hundred 
gallons of WVO.  When they're ready to talk, find out what they do to the oil after they 
collect it from the food bin.  If they say nothing or something similar, that's illegal 
to sell.  I believe (haven't seen the correct gov't info) that they must steam clean and 
de-sanitize the oil before it can be used anywhere else.  It's part of the 
hazardous waste distinction that WVO receives.  I've been told that in OK 
they'll be fined if they do not clean the oil before resale.

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:49:15 -0500, archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Just did a little survey of the Crystal River, Florida area.  A company
supplies tanks to restaurants and pays them for their WVO.
Gerry Archer
'83 300D and 240D





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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] okie benz west?

2006-08-19 Thread Luther Gulseth

Uh, I do believe that would be Okie Benz to the third power!

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:44:55 -0500, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/195810634.html

--
Clay
Seattle Bioburner

1972 220D - Gump
1995 E300D - Cleo
1987 300SDL - POS - DOA
The FSM would drive a Diesel Benz





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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Vegtable Oil Question

2006-08-19 Thread Luther Gulseth

cept cleaned and filterd is illegal

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:15:54 -0500, archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


That sounds like a good idea.  They might deliver it, cleaned and filtered,
in quantity; and that would still be cheaper than diesel.
Gerry

- Original Message -
From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Find out who the company is, call them up and ask about purchasing a
couple hundred gallons of WVO.  When they're ready to talk, find out what
they do to the oil after they collect it from the food bin.  If they say
nothing or something similar, that's illegal to sell.  I believe (haven't
seen the correct gov't info) that they must steam clean and de-sanitize
the oil before it can be used anywhere else.  It's part of the hazardous
waste distinction that WVO receives.  I've been told that in OK they'll
be fined if they do not clean the oil before resale.

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:49:15 -0500, archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Just did a little survey of the Crystal River, Florida area.  A company
supplies tanks to restaurants and pays them for their WVO.
Gerry Archer
'83 300D and 240D






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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



[MBZ] illegal immigrants and gas prices

2006-08-19 Thread Luther Gulseth


This is stolen fair and square...




My mailbox is flooded with mail concerning gas prices and illegal
immigrants. To boycott oil companies or not; to provide amnesty to
illegal immigrants or not, etc.

Since I have become jaded to the various solutions proposed by the
Republicans, Democrats, Sierra Club, ACLU, etc., I have elected to
solve the problems as they affect me. It solves both my gas and llegal
immigrant problems.

I have hired illegal immigrants to push my car. They're plentiful and
cheaper than buying gas. Then I pay them in pesos so they have to go
home to spend it.

I love it when a plan comes together.



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





Re: [MBZ] CRAP, somebody wants this REAL bad

2006-08-18 Thread Luther Gulseth

need a 126 parts car?  I might toss that in on the SD/SDL deal.

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:44:06 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


hahahaha.  Yea, well, it happens every once in a while.  Take 126
steering boxes for example.  Usually list them at about 34 or so,
sometimes they sell sometimes they dont, never get any action on them.
Had one go up to 60 or so a couple weeks ago, and 2nd chanced the next
bidder and he bought to.  Well I discovered Im out of 126 boxes.  Crap.
All the rest of them sold for 30 less probably.  win some, lose some.

Jim Cathey wrote:


You're in the wrong business...  no wait, I guess you aren't!

-- Jim







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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] Used parts specials for 8/17/06

2006-08-18 Thread Luther Gulseth

2

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:18:27 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQrdZ0QQsassZokieQ2dbenz





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] CRAP, somebody wants this REAL bad

2006-08-18 Thread Luther Gulseth


617 126 SD parts car...for sale, cheap.  Maybe $100 or less takes it home.

Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:

 perhaps.  What do you have?
 
 Luther Gulseth wrote:
 
  need a 126 parts car?  I might toss that in on the SD/SDL deal.
  
  On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:44:06 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
 hahahaha.  Yea, well, it happens every once in a while.  Take 126
 steering boxes for example.  Usually list them at about 34 or so,
 sometimes they sell sometimes they dont, never get any action on them.
 Had one go up to 60 or so a couple weeks ago, and 2nd chanced the next
 bidder and he bought to.  Well I discovered Im out of 126 boxes.  Crap.
 All the rest of them sold for 30 less probably.  win some, lose some.
 
 Jim Cathey wrote:
 
 
 You're in the wrong business...  no wait, I guess you aren't!
 
 -- Jim
 
 
 



-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





Re: [MBZ] CRAP, somebody wants this REAL bad

2006-08-18 Thread Luther Gulseth


Hrmnah

Ed Booher [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:

 I'll give you $10 for it
 
 On 8/18/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  617 126 SD parts car...for sale, cheap.  Maybe $100 or less takes it 
home.
 
 
 -- 
 Knowledge is power... Power Corrupts. Study hard... Be Evil.
 


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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





Re: [MBZ] Today's Diesel Prices

2006-08-16 Thread Luther Gulseth

That's cause they know the people will pay it.

On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 22:50:02 -0500, W. Lasher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Ever notice when a barrel of oil goes up the price at the pump goes up that
same day, BUT, when the price goes down, it takes a month for the decrease
to take effect at the pump?

Walt Lasher
Seattle
W140 S350





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



[MBZ] dancing phone

2006-08-16 Thread Luther Gulseth
turn the sound WAYYY up on this.  Video shot with my phone yesterday.

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Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work
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Re: [MBZ] FW: Today's Diesel Prices

2006-08-15 Thread Luther Gulseth

$2.96 at walmart, then you can take $0.05 off that.  When the Walmart station 
opened 10 days ago, they set their prices about $0.10 less than the going rate 
here, quickly everyone else followed :D

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:08:43 -0500, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


$3.36 diesel here. In the middle of fill up my tractor farm country.

But hey, our small town made the Des Moines TV news the first day of the
price hikes!

D.










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Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] brand new 300E owner and have several probs

2006-08-14 Thread Luther Gulseth

Remember my CD tranny was condemmed and needed a rebuild.  I changed the fluid 
to Mobil 1 ATF and all was good after a thousand miles or so.  It's worth a try 
for ~$70 vs. the $1800 rebuild cost.

Luther


On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 18:15:36 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


There could be a reason that nobody bid on it if it was priced too much
in the first place.

Sounds like your tranny is about toast.  Those long times to go into
gear do not sound good and usually indicate its worn out.  You can try
changing the fluid and filter but i doubt it will help.  Also sounds
like you might be in need of new injectors.  At around 160, the valve
guides and seals will need to be replaced on that engine.  IT will use
alot of oil it they have not been.  The fan noise under the dash is
probably the aspirator motor for the inside air sensor.





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] [Banned] check out this strange 603 engine I just got in

2006-08-13 Thread Luther Gulseth

sweet.

On Sat, 12 Aug 2006 19:50:36 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


http://www.okiebenz.com/pics/603engine/

Supposed to be a 3.5l, they said it was military engine.  Looks like it
was from a G-wagon.  It has a #22 head!!! I bought it for the head but
wonder if the engine is good.  Do these have the rod bending problems as
well.  This euro or whatever version, what sort of hp will it have?  I
have a nice SDL that would love to have a screaming fast 603 in it.  Hmm




--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] SDL in Neb

2006-08-09 Thread Luther Gulseth

forward the carfax to me please.

On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:47:10 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


holy cow that is a nasty car.  I thought it was nasty till I ran the car
fax, then it turned out to be a nasty nasty turd

Luther Gulseth wrote:



Anyone close who could take a look for me?  Email me off list.  Thanks,

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=300015242977







--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



Re: [MBZ] What?

2006-08-08 Thread Luther Gulseth

Is that pronounced deh ee sehl?

On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 23:46:13 -0500, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


http://phoenix.craigslist.org/pts/190638776.html

At least you'd hope he could correctly spell the type of fuel it uses...

Bob Rentfro
'77 300D 157K
'87 Acura Legend  177K
Still waiting on '72 350SL  78K
Litchfield Park, AZ





--
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (236 kmi)
'82 300CD (160 kmi)
'82 300D  (74 kmi) needs MAJOR work



[MBZ] SDL in Neb

2006-08-08 Thread Luther Gulseth


Anyone close who could take a look for me?  Email me off list.  Thanks,

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=300015242977

-- 
Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)





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