[MBZ] headlight brightness, 123 126

2014-08-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I have a '84 300CD and a '87 300SDL and both vehicles' lights are not bright enough for night driving especially on back roads. I have tried upgrading the bulbs for brighter ones, but nothing yet is satisfactory. Any suggestions for making these safer? Thanks. Ralph

[MBZ] Fwd: '84 300CD Auto Transmission leaking

2014-08-28 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
-- Forwarded message -- From: Ralph Robertson rare...@gmail.com Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:37 AM Subject: '84 300CD Auto Transmission leaking To: merce...@mercedesmailinglist.com I am planning on flushing and replacing the ATF and filter on my 300CD and was wondering if

[MBZ] '87 300SDL transmission shifting

2014-10-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
My 300SDL transmission shifts very nicely thru all the gears, however, when putting the car in gear originally from neutral it goes into gear rather harsh, also, when I put the car into reverse; the same thing. Quite a difference in shifting from the normal forward gears shifting on the go. Can

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL transmission shifting

2014-10-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
Just checked the idle speed; 6500/7000 at start up. The lurch is really in the reverse gear, first gear is not very hard at all, just the reverse. The reverse also takes a bit to engage, slower than first gear. Ralph On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Jim Cathey jim.cathey...@gmail.com wrote: My

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL transmission shifting

2014-10-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
what is the normal idle speed? I will check again when it's warm. It doesn't sound like a fast idle. On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca wrote: H - no wonder it lurches - 7000 RPM idle - RB On 17/10/2014 3:40 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes wrote

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL transmission shifting

2014-10-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
...@bennell.ca wrote: H - no wonder it lurches - 7000 RPM idle - RB On 17/10/2014 3:40 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes wrote: Just checked the idle speed; 6500/7000 at start up. The lurch is really in the reverse gear, first gear is not very hard at all, just the reverse. The reverse also

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL transmission shifting

2014-10-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
Yes, 650 -700 cold. Is that unusual? Ralph On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: 700? Wilton - Original Message - From: Ralph Robertson via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca Cc: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes

Re: [MBZ] '87 300 SDL Differential

2015-03-18 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
swapping with a good used one. Dan Sent from my iPad On Mar 17, 2015, at 11:58 AM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I detected a noise I thought was coming perhaps from the front wheel bearings. Upon examination the garage informed me that the rear end

Re: [MBZ] '87 300 SDL Differential

2015-03-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
also quicker and probably cheaper. I would recommend swapping with a good used one. Dan Sent from my iPad On Mar 17, 2015, at 11:58 AM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I detected a noise I thought was coming perhaps from the front wheel bearings. Upon

[MBZ] '87 300 SDL Differential

2015-03-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I detected a noise I thought was coming perhaps from the front wheel bearings. Upon examination the garage informed me that the rear end was growling and it would appear it needs a rebuilding. An alternative would be to purchase a rebuilt/used differential. Which would be the best way to go with

[MBZ] 84 300CD, Power Steering Level

2015-07-01 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
A simple question, I think; I read about the level for my power steering pump which stated, in the tank of the pump, there is a plastic sleeve with arrows on it that point downwards, the level should be at the point of the arrows. The sleeve in my pump tank has the arrows pointing upwards! What

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking

2015-07-10 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
Thanks, I appreciate all the help I can get. Will be talking with him today and passing on the constructive advice. Ralph On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:22 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Wow, I sure didn't expect that; being called an idiot! If you were doing your

[MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking

2015-07-09 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I have transmission fluid leaking from my '87 300 SDL, had a garage check this out and they identified it was the Torque Converter leaking. Replaced the seal in the converter, now they state the front trans. pump is leaking. What are they up against Thanks, Ralph,

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking

2015-07-09 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
Wow, I sure didn't expect that; being called an idiot! Sorry I don't have the experience that you have, but thanks anyway for the nice advice. Ralph On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I have transmission fluid leaking from my '87 300 SDL,

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking

2015-07-09 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
the pump gaskets and seals. It's a quick, easy and inexpensive jib to do under those circumstances. I would be looking for another mechanic. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 9, 2015, at 3:57 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Wow, I sure didn't expect that; being

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking

2015-07-09 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
of magic. Untrue, they're just cars and work like other cars. Higher quality parts produced (originally anyway) to a higher standard) but just cars. -Curt From: Ralph Robertson via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Ralph Robertson rare

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL rear wheel bearings

2016-01-18 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
wrote: > No > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jan 18, 2016, at 3:32 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > I had my wheels balanced today and the garage told me one of the rear > wheel > > bearings had some movement

[MBZ] 300 SDL rear wheel bearings

2016-01-18 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I had my wheels balanced today and the garage told me one of the rear wheel bearings had some movement in it. These rear bearings are adjustable, right? Thanks. Ralph '87 300SDL ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] '87 300 SDL Axle Assembly

2016-01-30 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I was advised by my mechanic that I need an axle assembly. I checked around to see prices and could not find any available. If they are no longer available, can the old ones be rebuilt? Thanks. Ralph ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL Glow Plugs

2019-08-02 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
4 AM EDT, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> I *think* they’re the same (20A?) but check to make sure the amperage > >> on both cars is the same. > >> > >> --FT > >> Sent from iPhone > >> > >&g

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL Glow Plugs

2019-08-01 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I found the relay, and the strip fuse was bent upwards, touched it and it fell apart. Jumped the two terminals and the glow plug light came on. Made my connections more firm, and let the glow plugs light up for 4-5 seconds and voila, engine started up immediately. Thank you very much. Ralph On

Re: [MBZ] '87 300SDL Glow Plugs

2019-08-01 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
en you do you’ll often have them fall apart as yours did. > > It’s a good idea to have a couple of these on hand, so when you buy a > replacement, get tow or three. > > -D > > > > > > On Aug 1, 2019, at 7:53 AM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.

[MBZ] MB 300CD, trailer hitch

2021-08-02 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I am considering installing a trailer hitch on my '84 300CD in order to move some personal luggage from my winter home in Florida back to my northern home. Are there some difficulties I should aware of in doing this? Ralph '84 300CD ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

[MBZ] storing '84MB 300CD

2021-10-11 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I was wondering why it is important to change the oil before storing the car for the winter months. This oil has only less than 1000 miles on it, seems a waste of oil to do so. Thanks ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Brake Fluid

2021-07-16 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
I'm trying to find out what is the best brake fluid for my '84 MB 300CD. The reservor is low. By brake llght came on, but I still have working brakes, just low. Thanks. Ralph '84 300CD ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Brake Fluid

2021-07-17 Thread Ralph Robertson via Mercedes
Thanks for the responses. I had rec'd. info that Dot 2 and also Dot 5.1 was the correct MB recommendations, so I am asking the group what is the correct one. Also, a MB Dealer is a long way off for me, I usually go to a local parts dealer. I have had the pads checked, and all ok, however I did