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 product to for 
warranty was comforting.  I think the difference in price was $15 and no need 
to ship or haul a core around.

The last four alternators I came across at the PnP were tested at FLAPS and 
some were viable.  The others turned out to need a cheap part to put back into 
service.  Probably should have been rebuilt, but for the money they were ok as 
spares.

clay

> On Feb 14, 2020, at 9:57 AM, 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 reman you get the 
> same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't have to pay to return 
> the core...
> -Curt

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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 <
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 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 time
has some value here.




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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 replacement of the BRV's alternator.


Craig

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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
> $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 time
> has some value here.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  See, I am the opposite.   I don't do bodywork.   Since nothing on the
> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> >
> > On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the
> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123
> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd.
> lifters.
> >
> >> Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
> >> 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
> >>
> >>
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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 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 time
> has some value here.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  See, I am the opposite.   I don't do bodywork.   Since nothing on the
> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> >
> > On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the
> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123
> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd.
> lifters.
> >
> >> Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
> >> 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
> >>
> >>
> >
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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

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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 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 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 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 would not fit into the flat rate box as is.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Feb 14, 2020, at 2:12 PM, dan--- via Mercedes 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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 <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> 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
>> reman you get the same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't
>> have to pay to return the core...
>> >> -Curt
>> >>
>> >>   On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via
>> Mercedes  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 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 time has some value here.
>> >>
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>
>>  On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the
>> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
>> >>>
>> >>> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing
>> the alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a
>> 123 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd.
>> lifters.
>> >>>
>>  Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>>  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
>> 
>> 
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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 Mercedes 
>>  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 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 would not fit 
>> into the flat rate box as is.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> > On Feb 14, 2020, at 2:12 PM, dan--- via Mercedes  
>> > wrote:
>> > 
>> > 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 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 
>> >> to return the core...
>> >> -Curt
>> >> 
>> >>   On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via 
>> >> Mercedes  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 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 time has some value here.
>> >> 
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >> 
>>  On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>> 
>> >>>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the 
>> >>> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
>> >>> 
>> >>> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
>> >>> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123 
>> >>> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
>> >>> lifters.
>> >>> 
>>  Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>>  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
>>  
>>  
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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 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 would not fit into the flat rate box as is.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 14, 2020, at 2:12 PM, dan--- via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > 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 <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> 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 reman you
> get the same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't have to pay
> to return the core...
> >> -Curt
> >>
> >>   On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via
> Mercedes  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 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 time
> has some value here.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the
> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> >>>
> >>> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing
> the alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a
> 123 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd.
> lifters.
> >>>
>  Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>  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
> 
> 
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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 would not fit into 
the flat rate box as is.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 14, 2020, at 2:12 PM, dan--- via Mercedes  
> wrote:
> 
> 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 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 to return 
>> the core...
>> -Curt
>> 
>>   On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via 
>> Mercedes  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 
>> 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 time has 
>> some value here.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
 On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the 
>>> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
>>> 
>>> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
>>> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123 
>>> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
>>> lifters.
>>> 
 Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
 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
 
 
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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
> 
> 
> > 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 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 
> > to return the core...
> > -Curt
> > 
> > On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via 
> > Mercedes  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 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 time 
> > has some value here.
> > 
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > 
> > 
> > > On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > >  See, I am the opposite. I don't do bodywork. Since nothing on the 
> > > larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> > > 
> > > On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
> > > alternator gets more difficult. I like 240Ds. If I'd ever driven a 123 
> > > 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
> > > lifters.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
> > > > 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
> > > > 
> > > > 
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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

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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. 

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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 car 
finally gave up the ghost.
When buying reman alternators definitely buy from somewhere that gives a 
"lifetime" warranty.
-Curt

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 2:17:53 PM EST, Craig via Mercedes 
 wrote:  
 
 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
> reman you get the same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't
> have to pay to return the core... -Curt

I have had alternator problems on our '89 Chevy Beauville (the BRV). The
first time, because I could not figure out how to remove the serpentine
belt, I had a shop about 20 miles away replace the bad one with a rebuilt
from NAPA. It failed with a bad rear bearing. I took the BRV back and they
replaced it with another rebuilt from NAPA. After a while, it failed (I
don't remember the cause).

In the interim, I discovered how to remove the BRV's serpentine belt, so
I replaced the second bad one with a rebuilt from O'Reilly. So far, it
has held up.


Craig

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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
> reman you get the same alternator, you don't pay shipping and you don't
> have to pay to return the core... -Curt

I have had alternator problems on our '89 Chevy Beauville (the BRV). The
first time, because I could not figure out how to remove the serpentine
belt, I had a shop about 20 miles away replace the bad one with a rebuilt
from NAPA. It failed with a bad rear bearing. I took the BRV back and they
replaced it with another rebuilt from NAPA. After a while, it failed (I
don't remember the cause).

In the interim, I discovered how to remove the BRV's serpentine belt, so
I replaced the second bad one with a rebuilt from O'Reilly. So far, it
has held up.


Craig

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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 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 to return 
> the core...
> -Curt
> 
>On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via 
> Mercedes  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 
> 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 time has 
> some value here.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the 
>> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
>> 
>> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
>> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123 
>> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
>> lifters.
>> 
>>> Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> 
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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 to return the 
core...
-Curt

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:50:37 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via 
Mercedes  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 
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 time has some 
value here.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>  See, I am the opposite.  I don't do bodywork.  Since nothing on the 
> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> 
> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123 
> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
> lifters.
> 
>> Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>> 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
>> 
>> 
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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 time has some value 
here.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:17 PM, Curley McLain <126die...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>  See, I am the opposite.   I don't do bodywork.   Since nothing on the 
> larrymobile was visible in normal use, I'm ok with hack and tack on that.
> 
> On each generation of MBs, what should be simple jobs like changing the 
> alternator gets more difficult.  I like 240Ds.  If I'd ever driven a 123 
> 300D, I'm sure I'd like them but I got spoiled with the OM603 and hyd. 
> lifters.
> 
>> Dimitri Seretakis February 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
>> 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
>> 
>> 
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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 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 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!
>> 
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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 
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!




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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 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 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
>> 
>> 
>>> On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it.
>>> Dwight E. Giles Jr.
>>> Wickford RI
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
 On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
  wrote:
 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 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 
>> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
>> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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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:
> 
> 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.
>>> 
>>> 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 February days here, too. Looks 
>>> like it got up to 80F, and I don’t have a garage with AC any more. I miss 
>>> that.
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
 On Feb 12, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
  wrote:
 
 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
 
> On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
> 
> Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it. 
> Dwight E. Giles Jr.
> Wickford RI
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 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 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 
 February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
 https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
 
 
 
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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.
>> 
>> 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 February days here, too. Looks 
>> like it got up to 80F, and I don’t have a garage with AC any more. I miss 
>> that.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>>> On Feb 12, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
 On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
 
 Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it. 
 Dwight E. Giles Jr.
 Wickford RI
 
 
> On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 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 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 
>>> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
>>> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
>>> 
>>> 
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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 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
> 
> 
> > On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
> > 
> > Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it.
> > Dwight E. Giles Jr.
> > Wickford RI
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
> > >  wrote:
> > > 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 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 
> > > > > February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
> > > > > https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
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Re: [MBZ] W124 300D alternator replacement?

2020-02-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Haha by warm I meant 40 degrees, not 80!

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> 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 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 February days here, too. Looks like 
> it got up to 80F, and I don’t have a garage with AC any more. I miss that.
> 
> -D
> 
>> On Feb 12, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>>> On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it. 
>>> Dwight E. Giles Jr.
>>> Wickford RI
>>> 
>>> 
 On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
  wrote:
 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 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 
>> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
>> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
>> 
>> 
>> 
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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 February days here, too. Looks like 
it got up to 80F, and I don’t have a garage with AC any more. I miss that.

-D

> On Feb 12, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
>> On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>> 
>> Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it. 
>> Dwight E. Giles Jr.
>> Wickford RI
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 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 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 
> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
> 
> 
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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

> On Feb 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
> 
> Good Job Dimitri. What a great car-so glad you have it. 
> Dwight E. Giles Jr.
> Wickford RI
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:28 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 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 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 
>> >> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
>> >> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >> 
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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
> 
> 
> > On Feb 7, 2020, at 9:43 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
> >  wrote:
> > 
> > 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 
> > > February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
> > > https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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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.

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> On Feb 7, 2020, at 9:43 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> 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 
>> February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
>> https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools
>> 
>> 
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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 
February 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=serpentine%20belt%20tools





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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



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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 need to remove the long through bolt. First take
the nut (and washer, I think) off the bolt, then use the tire iron to
take the sideways tension off the bolt, remove the bolt, and then relax
the tension on the spring. Then you can take the serpentine belt off the
alternator pulley.


Craig



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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 get locally?




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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.

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> I'd add that if you can drive the front wheels up on some wood planks or
> ramps, the additional clearance will help alot.
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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 just a regular Mercedes tire iron tool.

But, as Dan said, you need to remove the long through bolt. First take
the nut (and washer, I think) off the bolt, then use the tire iron to
take the sideways tension off the bolt, remove the bolt, and then relax
the tension on the spring. Then you can take the serpentine belt off the
alternator pulley.


Craig

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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 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 advance, its real easy 
to forget...

-Curt

 On Friday, February 7, 2020, 3:20:31 PM EST, 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 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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar, to
get the alternator mounts loose.
-
Max
Charleston SC


On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
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Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
loosening it to R and R the alternator.

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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 advance, its real easy 
to forget...

-Curt

On Friday, February 7, 2020, 3:20:31 PM EST, 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 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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar, to
> get the alternator mounts loose.
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
>> reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
>> that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
>> arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
>> this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
>> tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
>> loosening it to R and R the alternator.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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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 nut (and washer, I think) off the bolt, then use the tire iron to
take the sideways tension off the bolt, remove the bolt, and then relax
the tension on the spring. Then you can take the serpentine belt off the
alternator pulley.


Craig

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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 serpentine belt on any car!  This tire iron
>> tool- is there a non factory alternative that I can use or get locally?
> 
> Here is how the factory tire iron is used.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
>> 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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker
>>> bar, to get the alternator mounts loose.
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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 iron
>> tool- is there a non factory alternative that I can use or get locally?
> 
> Here is how the factory tire iron is used.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
>> 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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker
>>> bar, to get the alternator mounts loose.
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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 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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar, to
>> get the alternator mounts loose.
>> -
>> Max
>> Charleston SC
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
>>> reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
>>> that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
>>> arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
>>> this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
>>> tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
>>> loosening it to R and R the alternator.
>>> 
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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 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar,
> to get the alternator mounts loose.
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
>> reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
>> that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
>> arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
>> this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
>> tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
>> loosening it to R and R the alternator.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
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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, 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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar, to
> get the alternator mounts loose.
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
>> reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
>> that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
>> arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
>> this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
>> tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
>> loosening it to R and R the alternator.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
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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, maybe with a good long wrench or breaker bar, to
get the alternator mounts loose.
-
Max
Charleston SC


On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Ok, my plans might have changed. I didn’t think that I could get a Bosch
> reman alternator here fast enough for the weekend to swap it with Sam so
> that’s why I opted to drive without working alternator but the alternator
> arrived today so we will probably just swap it after all. I’ve never done
> this job in a w124 and I’ve never worked with a serpentine belt either. Any
> tips on doing this job? I’m not planning on replacing the belt, just
> loosening it to R and R the alternator.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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