Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I liked supporting the local repair shop over FLAPS or online reman. The list had been bashing Bosch alternators at the time and I had a qualified shop in town, so I took it to them for fixing. Cost was a bit more than commercial reman, but having a local place I could return a messed up

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
OR, do like Curley and keep it on the shelf after repair for a spare. RB who knows that you already managed to stuff it in a box. On 14/02/2020 3:16 PM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: Just have it rebuilt locally and sell it. On Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 10:50 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:48:27 + (UTC) Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: > > I'll bet if you took it into pieces, it would fit in the box! Getting > the pulley off might be a challenge though... With an impact wrench getting the pulley off is not a problem -- at least it was trivial for my last

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Go to Staples or a shipping place & see what different shippers can do. Or sell it fir parts. Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 1:50 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I went to mail the alternator core back to Autohauz az today. Its value is >

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes
Just have it rebuilt locally and sell it. On Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 10:50 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I went to mail the alternator core back to Autohauz az today. Its value is > $45, post office wants to charge me $50 to mail it. Is this for real? I > told

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:23:40 + (UTC) Curt Raymond wrote: > When buying reman alternators definitely buy from somewhere that gives > a "lifetime" warranty. -Curt Good idea! Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Ok, sounds good. I'm always amazed at how pricey shipping is to CA, where my son lives now. On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:27 PM Dimitri Seretakis wrote: > I had the flat rate box at home so I didn’t mail it yet but I think for > that larger flat rate box it’ll cost around $20. > > Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I had the flat rate box at home so I didn’t mail it yet but I think for that larger flat rate box it’ll cost around $20. Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 14, 2020, at 3:23 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > >  > So what did you pay then? > >> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:09 PM Dimitri Seretakis via

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
So what did you pay then? On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:09 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I called autohausaz and they told me to collapse the original > manufacturer’s box (which is required to be returned) and try to stuff both > the collapsed box and

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I called autohausaz and they told me to collapse the original manufacturer’s box (which is required to be returned) and try to stuff both the collapsed box and alternator into a priority mail flat rate which is what I did and it all just barely fit! The alternator in the manufacturer’s box

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'll bet if you took it into pieces, it would fit in the box! Getting the pulley off might be a challenge though... Max Dillon Charleston SC Feb 14, 2020 2:12:43 PM dan--- via Mercedes : > Won’t it fit in a Priority Mail flat rate box? At best that would set you > back $20. > > -D > > > >

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://www.ups.com/us/en/services/shipping/simple-rate.page Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I think UPS has a flat rate deal now. Also, look into Surepost, or perhaps USPS Parcel Post. The Parcel Post stuff gets stuck in a corner for a couple months, then when the dust accumulation gets just right, it gets shipped. But, it is cheaper. Rick ___

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My '83 240D once went through 5 reman alternators before I got one that lasted. I'm not 100% sure but it might have been a dodgy battery killing alternators or maybe a series of bad alternators ruined the battery. Anyway I replaced the battery with the 5th alternator and it lasted until the

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:57:20 + (UTC) Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > You've got a two pronged problem, its relatively heavy for its size > and you need to ship it pretty far. This is one of the reasons you're > usually better of buying something like an alternator locally. If its a >

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread dan--- via Mercedes
Won’t it fit in a Priority Mail flat rate box? At best that would set you back $20. -D > On Feb 14, 2020, at 1:57 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > You've got a two pronged problem, its relatively heavy for its size and you > need to ship it pretty far. This is one of the reasons

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You've got a two pronged problem, its relatively heavy for its size and you need to ship it pretty far. This is one of the reasons you're usually better of buying something like an alternator locally. If its a reman you get the same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't have to pay

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-14 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I went to mail the alternator core back to Autohauz az today. Its value is $45, post office wants to charge me $50 to mail it. Is this for real? I told them that I’m throwing it right in the garbage. Would UPS be cheaper. I’m only going to try once more before it really goes in the trash. My

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Thank you for all your advice and as always, I was cursing the whole time and telling myself how much I prefer bodywork! Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 12, 2020, at 6:44 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > Waytago! glad it worked out well for you! (no welding needed) > >> Dimitri

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Waytago!   glad it worked out well for you!   (no welding needed) Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes February 12, 2020 at 3:32 PM Successfully replaced the alternator today in the driveway and the car seems to charging well. It was one of those rare, relatively warm

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
No, just charged the battery before I set out, didn’t use heat or headlights and didn’t turn the thing off! Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Did you take any special precautions during the trip home, like pull fuses or > unplug

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Cold front moving in Thursday night. Lows in the 50s on Friday, highs will only be in the low 70s this weekend. Looks like I better get up in the attic and get that security camera wiring done before it gets roasty. -D > On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:56 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Meh. It’s all relative. -D > On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Dimitri Seretakis wrote: > > Haha by warm I meant 40 degrees, not 80! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Atta boy! >> >> Yes, serpentine belts are wonderful things.

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Did you take any special precautions during the trip home, like pull fuses or unplug things? Max Dillon Charleston SC Feb 12, 2020 4:34:01 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes : > Successfully replaced the alternator today in the driveway and the car seems > to charging well. It was one of

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Haha by warm I meant 40 degrees, not 80! Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Atta boy! > > Yes, serpentine belts are wonderful things. > > I just finished changing oil, filter and the interior charcoal filters on my > S210 wagon. Charcoal

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Atta boy! Yes, serpentine belts are wonderful things. I just finished changing oil, filter and the interior charcoal filters on my S210 wagon. Charcoal cabin filters were the originals! Nearly 200k on them and they were like desiccated bricks. And it was one of those not so rare, warm

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Successfully replaced the alternator today in the driveway and the car seems to charging well. It was one of those rare, relatively warm February days. And to all those serpentine belt fans out there, you are right, they are so much easier to deal with than regular belts! Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Bravo! Max Dillon Charleston SC Feb 9, 2020 11:28:35 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes : > I drove the car home today without replacing the alternator. It made the trip > from RI to Boston just fine. I’ll try to replace the alternator this week > sometime. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > >

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-09 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I drove the car home today without replacing the alternator. It made the trip from RI to Boston just fine. I’ll try to replace the alternator this week sometime. Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 7, 2020, at 9:43 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > That long tool, with a stubby 3/8 drive

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
That long tool, with a stubby 3/8 drive 8mm socket. does no good for the serp belt.   All you need is 2 13mm wrenches and a 12" socket extension, or the lug wrench.   But some of the MB lug wrenches are too fat to fit in the hole, so I always just use the extension. Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
no need. Randy Bennell via Mercedes February 7, 2020 at 3:15 PM There are multi fit serpentine belt tools available. Do they work on Mercedes? RB ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
No it is not a tire iron.   Those are used to change tires.   This is the lug wrench. Craig via Mercedes February 7, 2020 at 2:57 PM On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 15:41:49 -0500 Dimitri Seretakis Yes, it is just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool. But, as Dan said, you

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Yes, I use a 12" extension for 3/8 drive sockets.  or a 7/16 (i think) dowel Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes February 7, 2020 at 2:19 PM I’ve never dealt with a serpentine belt on any car! This tire iron tool- is there a non factory alternative that I can use or

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
True, but I've changed a couple in parking lots without any lifting - tight and messy, but do-able. On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I'd add that if you can drive the front wheels up on some wood planks or > ramps, the additional

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools On 07/02/2020 2:57 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 15:41:49 -0500 Dimitri Seretakis wrote: Oh ok so this is just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool? Not some special Mercedes serpentine belt tool? Yes, it is

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
There are multi fit serpentine belt tools available. Do they work on Mercedes? RB On 07/02/2020 3:02 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Serpentine belts are MUCH easier to live with than v-belts. Craig's picture gives you the basics. Pull the lever to one side and I think you can

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Serpentine belts are MUCH easier to live with than v-belts. Craig's picture gives you the basics. Pull the lever to one side and I think you can disconnect the spring in the tensioner, you can on a 201 anyway. Otherwise just slip the belt off. Make a little diagram of the belt routing in

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 15:41:49 -0500 Dimitri Seretakis wrote: > Oh ok so this is just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool? Not some > special Mercedes serpentine belt tool? Yes, it is just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool. But, as Dan said, you need to remove the long through bolt. First take the

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Oh ok so this is just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool? Not some special Mercedes serpentine belt tool? Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 7, 2020, at 3:28 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 15:19:40 -0500 Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > >> I’ve never dealt with a

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
After you take the long through bolt out, of course. Serpentine belts are so nice…. -D > On Feb 7, 2020, at 3:28 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 15:19:40 -0500 Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > >> I’ve never dealt with a serpentine belt on any car! This tire

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
3/8” ratchet extension works, too. A long one, as you need some leverage. -D > On Feb 7, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > > I’ve never dealt with a serpentine belt on any car! This tire iron tool- is > there a non factory alternative that I can use or get

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I'd add that if you can drive the front wheels up on some wood planks or ramps, the additional clearance will help alot. - Max Charleston SC On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 3:15 PM Meade Dillon wrote: > You'll need the tire iron (factory tool) to get the belt loose, along with > a 13mm

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I’ve never dealt with a serpentine belt on any car! This tire iron tool- is there a non factory alternative that I can use or get locally? Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 7, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > You'll need the tire iron (factory tool) to get the belt loose,

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-07 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
You'll need the tire iron (factory tool) to get the belt loose, along with a 13mm wrench or socket. Have you ever loosened the serp belt on a 124? It is different, but easy once you understand. I think either a 10mm or 13mm socket to get the connections off the back. You'll need a 17mm socket,