[MBZ] 300SD oil cooler line

2006-03-21 Thread carbucks
there, done that with this? Thanks, Martin 85 300SD 84 300SD Misc VW diesel 94 Dodge Cummins carbucks wrote: List wisdom rules! Kaleb nailed it. The PO or their mechanic had routed the upper oil cooler line too close to the belt for the air conditioner compressor. Over time, the belt had worn

Re: [MBZ] 300SD oil cooler line

2006-03-21 Thread carbucks
Haven't tried that yet. So I need to undo the mounts and then jack it up? Thanks, Martin Jeff Zedic wrote: Have you jacked the engine up a bit from the mounts? Also, it's easier to start the threads on both ends before tightening them down. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 300SD oil cooler line

2006-03-21 Thread carbucks
Thanks to all who replied. Came across this posting in alt.auto.mercedes that confirms you have to raise the engine. Martin From: Russ Maki Russ Maki [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thurs, Jun 29 2000 12:00 am Groups: alt.auto.mercedes On my '82 300cd, the lower line has to come out first to

Re: [MBZ] attn SDL drivers

2006-04-12 Thread carbucks
What temp should my SD be running at? The 84 runs just a little less than half way up the gauge. The 85 just a quarter of the way up. Just changed the water pump in my 94 Cummins which used to run about half way (90 degrees C) and it's now running about a quarter of the way. Martin 84

Re: [MBZ] OT Boats

2006-03-16 Thread carbucks
I, too, would love to replace my ailing Mercruiser 140 (GM four cylinder iron duke engine) with an MB five cylinder diesel. Anyone been there, done that? Martin 84 300SD 300 000 miles 85 300SD 300 000 km John Berryman wrote: On Mar 15, 2006, at 3:44 PM, R A Bennell wrote: Give me your

Re: [MBZ] Vonage

2006-03-17 Thread carbucks
I've had good luck with http:// voip.net. Just US$19.95 per month with all the bells and whistles, including free long distance in North American. If you're Canadian, I recommend you stay away from http://primus.ca. Their parent company is http://www.primustel.com/ Never experienced such bad

[MBZ] 300SD -- Glow plug lights don't always go out

2007-02-12 Thread carbucks
Hello all, Looking for some list wisdom. What does it mean when the glow plug light won't go out? My 85 300SD light often stays lit until the car starts. I wait the usual number of seconds (I have another 300SD), before starting it. Lately the light will come back on after the car has been

Re: [MBZ] 300SD -- Glow plug lights don't always go out

2007-02-13 Thread carbucks
Thanks Marshall and Bob. Found this site, http://dieselgiant.com/glowplugrepair.htm complete with pictures, which details the steps to check the fuse and plugs. Martin Marshall Booth wrote: carbucks wrote: Hello all, Looking for some list wisdom. What does it mean when the glow plug

[MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
Hi, While I've been happy with my 85 and 83 300SDs, they don't suit our lifestyle with the dog. Been researching the 87 300td. Looking for some list wisdom on fair market value for one in good to excellent condition. Here's what I've discovered so far. NADA ranges from $3950 to $8600 Original

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
as the higher costs to maintain the Benz and the arithmetic is even less in favor of the Benz. Unless, of course, I can find one like yours. :-) Martin John Robbins wrote: carbucks wrote: While I've been happy with my 85 and 83 300SDs, they don't suit our lifestyle with the dog. Been

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
wagons in pristine condition for ~$2k. They will have all wheel drive too. They take premium. -Dave Walton On Feb 13, 2008 2:16 PM, carbucks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks, John. Nice looking TD. Fuel is the other cost I'm factoring in. According to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
I do my own. Have two 300SDs. What I'm finding is they are taking up more and more of my time. I've had both VWs and Mercedes as well as BMWs. They share a number of qualities. The VWs are less expensive to maintain and very few get close to their mpg. Martin John Robbins wrote: Do you do

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
13, 2008 11:33 AM, carbucks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good point. They get similar fuel mileage to the older diesels and have better performance. The 300SDs are fine on the highway, but have trouble keeping up with some city traffic. Martin, have you driven an early-'90s diesel Jetta

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
That's why I'm looking at a Jetta wagon TDI that's a few years old. The largest part of the depreciation is gone and it will be good for another ten years or so. By that time I'll have saved enough on fuel (over the Benz) to buy another one. I have an '82 Jetta that I bought brand new. At

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
working on Mercedes. You need a computer just to check the transmission fluid level. The VW's are very light and tinny in my opinion. Although with 6 air bags they might have a safety advantage depending on the circumstances. -Dave Walton On Feb 13, 2008 2:40 PM, carbucks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices

2008-02-13 Thread carbucks
. Idiotically, I gave up my 1979 300TD for a new 2002 Golf TDI. It took me about a week to start hating it, and almost two years to ditch it -- for a 1984 300TD. D. On Feb 13, 2008 2:16 PM, carbucks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks, John. Nice looking TD. Fuel is the other cost I'm factoring

[MBZ] 126 Euro Headlights

2006-09-23 Thread carbucks
Hello all, I have two 300SDs, an 85 with Euro headlights and an 84 with N/A lights. I'm selling the 85 and was wanting to swap the Euro lights over to the 84. Started the process to discover the lights themselves swap easily, but the wiring harness is different. Anyone know how difficult

Re: [MBZ] 126 Euro Headlights

2006-09-23 Thread carbucks
Thanks for the response, Jeff. What's confusing me is that the N/A system has four wires, while the Euro has six. Martin Jeff Zedic wrote: All you'll need to do, provided of course that you have the correct connector on the 85, is to do a side-by-side swap. I may be wrong, but it should

Re: [MBZ] 126 Euro Headlights

2006-09-24 Thread carbucks
Thanks. I got it now. Martin Jeff Zedic wrote: You don't necessrily use all the holes though. You use five if you have the city light and want to use it but I've only ever used four wires. Low beam high beam Ground Fog light Cty light spare space for symmetry? Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] 126 Euro Headlights

2006-09-24 Thread carbucks
are you keeping the 84 and selling the 85? 85 was the last and best year of those. carbucks wrote: Hello all, I have two 300SDs, an 85 with Euro headlights and an 84 with N/A lights. I'm selling the 85 and was wanting to swap the Euro lights over to the 84. Started the process to discover

[MBZ] 300SD Alternator mystery

2006-11-17 Thread carbucks
Need some list wisdom about a problem I'm having with my 84 300SD. My wife was driving to work with most the electrical services on (wipers, lights, fan, radio). The radio died first and then the wipers.No alternator light came on. She couldn't see because of the heavy rain, pulled over to