Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-17 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
clay via Mercedes wrote: The issue is sort of resolved now. The vicious fan had died, and paired with the screw up job the shop did trying to remove a backfire, the thing now runs way to rich and is all out of whack. I real D-jet mechanic will have to De-tune the tune up and fiddling to get

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-17 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Those vicious fans need to be incarcerated to ensure our safety. On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: clay via Mercedes wrote: The issue is sort of resolved now. The vicious fan had died, and paired with the screw up job the shop did

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread clay via Mercedes
Thanks. No aux fan. That was introduced later in the year. Hoses are a year old and holding well. It was the visco clutch that failed. Replaced it Monday. I was a retard and took the car for a 8 hour drive around Mt. Rainier over the weekend. It did fine, though did get hot clay On Jul

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:15 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar Thanks.  No aux fan.  That was introduced later in the year. Hoses are a year old and holding well.  It was the visco clutch that failed.  Replaced it Monday. I

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread clay via Mercedes
The issue is sort of resolved now. The vicious fan had died, and paired with the screw up job the shop did trying to remove a backfire, the thing now runs way to rich and is all out of whack. I real D-jet mechanic will have to De-tune the tune up and fiddling to get it back to proper, but I

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread clay via Mercedes
yes. Detergent flush, then citric, finally full tap water flush. Buttoned back up with new hoses and water pump. clay On Jul 11, 2014, at 5:03 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I forget, have you given it a citric acid flush? -- Jim On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM, clay redgh...@comcast.net

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
So clearly the money for fixing everything will come when your solicitor calls shop A right? -Curt From: clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:27 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Hot

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-16 Thread clay via Mercedes
From: clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:27 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar The issue is sort of resolved now. The vicious fan had died, and paired with the screw up job the shop

[MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread clay
Froggy is having inconsistent cooling issues. I was taking her for an italian tune up this past weekend. I meant to climb the foothills of the Cascades about 32 miles out of town (seattle) doing 70mph. I made it only 22 miles before I had to pull off because the temp was climbing up to the

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread Peter Frederick
Check the function of the visco clutch and make sure the auxilliary fan comes on at about 100C. With both of those out of action on a steep grade, you will overheat. Also check to make sure the bottom radiator hose has not gone soft. They can collapse under high speed pump operation,

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread Curt Raymond
From: clay redgh...@comcast.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com; SL Discussion List s...@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 3:38 PM Subject: [MBZ] Hot under the collar Froggy is having inconsistent cooling issues. I was taking her for an italian tune

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread Randy Bennell
On 11/07/2014 2:38 PM, clay wrote: Froggy is having inconsistent cooling issues. I was taking her for an italian tune up this past weekend. I meant to climb the foothills of the Cascades about 32 miles out of town (seattle) doing 70mph. I made it only 22 miles before I had to pull off

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread Jim Cathey
I forget, have you given it a citric acid flush? -- Jim On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM, clay redgh...@comcast.net wrote: Froggy is having inconsistent cooling issues. I was taking her for an italian tune up this past weekend. I meant to climb the foothills of the Cascades about 32

Re: [MBZ] Hot under the collar

2014-07-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Has the thermostat been tested to confirm it's working properly? It seems that thermostats can fail early. Also if the radiator is old, it could be partially blocked. What are the hose temps coming out of the radiator? I have the opposite problem insofar that the TE won't get past 80 much, should