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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Cwazywazy
https://i.imgur.com/d2oNlQxh.jpg A good...

https://i.imgur.com/d2oNlQxh.jpg

A good Mercedes owner takes pride in keeping his German luxury car clean. Engine fires right up, idles a bit rough cold but it clears up. I'm guessing dead GP....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By Cwazywazy
I use the $18 one off Rockauto. It works.

I use the $18 one off Rockauto. It works.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
So the transmission has a vacuum operated...

So the transmission has a vacuum operated controller. That explains why it started shifting better after I reattached one of the vacuum lines that was hanging. What's wrong with a kickdown cable?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Well I went to move the merc and at first it...

Well I went to move the merc and at first it wouldn't crank, then it did crank for half a second before losing all power. 12.6v between positive terminal and valve cover and fuses are all fine. No...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
It even has functional hydraulic suspension. I...

It even has functional hydraulic suspension. I definitely want a good 300TD someday. I can tell it used to be a really nice car to drive. But this one is hammered. It even has moss growing on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Did some poking around, turns out the coolant...

Did some poking around, turns out the coolant gauge jumps about 10 or 15 degrees up if the blinker is on, and when I drove it home the left blinker was stuck on. I did some WOT pulls until the gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
This is the worst car I've ever driven. It...

This is the worst car I've ever driven. It overheated nuclear hot, even with the roadkill treatment. Steering sloppy, brakes not brakey, rusty rust, horrible, HORRIBLE drivers seat, ruined interior,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 635
Posted By Cwazywazy
50/50 mix of blinker fluid and what? Don't forget...

50/50 mix of blinker fluid and what? Don't forget the LED additive if your bulbs require that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I replaced the air filter not too long ago....

I replaced the air filter not too long ago. Pretty oily and kinda dirty, but no holes or anything.

I already own two of the same car, not gonna have the same engines in them.

I found a 300...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 635
Posted By Cwazywazy
Swap to mechanical diesel with hand crank and use...

Swap to mechanical diesel with hand crank and use oil lamps for headlights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 635
Posted By Cwazywazy
If the lights stay on when you turn to start it's...

If the lights stay on when you turn to start it's not the battery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
And I JUST got the AC chilly. Now I have to...

And I JUST got the AC chilly. Now I have to suffer the 15-degrees-warmer AC of my wagon.

I'm kinda gonna miss the slow-car-fast fun of this thing. Racing semi trucks, smoking commuters while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 635
Posted By Cwazywazy
Obviously, start by checking fuses. Starter relay...

Obviously, start by checking fuses. Starter relay plugged in? Gets power when you turn to start? Also check the starter fluid if you haven't.

Don't confuse something you did with a random failure....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Honestly, I'd like a D24t just for simplicity....

Honestly, I'd like a D24t just for simplicity. But I highly doubt I can find one. The only one I've seen for sale locally was bundled with a 245 diesel. (The second or third 240d I've seen on CL in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Couldn't be worse than a 3 speed, right? I like...

Couldn't be worse than a 3 speed, right? I like an automatic that I can control with my right foot. The BW55 was too downshift happy around 30-45 and the lack of overdrive was painful.

Also, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I don't mind automatic. I'm concerned about...

I don't mind automatic. I'm concerned about engine/tranny mounts and driveshaft. Also if it fits at all. I haven't found any real merc/volvo build threads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I poured some acetone in a few intake ports with...

I poured some acetone in a few intake ports with the head on its side, nothing leaked out. Besides, I set the timing correctly and it still refused to fire.

Looking for Mercs now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
https://i.imgur.com/rFUeI5Ch.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/rFUeI5Ch.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EX8y8ISh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KVA6WWIh.jpg
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Never beat on it cold, ran synthetic. Check the...

Never beat on it cold, ran synthetic. Check the album for more pics. Hasn't overheated in my ownership of it. As for air in the fuel, I think you're forgetting that I compression tested it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Well dang. Looks like it's the cylinder walls to...

Well dang. Looks like it's the cylinder walls to me. I never let it run out of oil, although the idiot light doesn't work.

https://imgur.com/a/dzTHvhU

https://i.imgur.com/8D81NKeh.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Head was rebuilt in 06, I assume that means it...

Head was rebuilt in 06, I assume that means it was milled and given a thicker HG.

Not making any decisions until I decapitate it and see what happened. Engine swap is an appealing idea, but we'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Bought tools on amazon, should find out exactly...

Bought tools on amazon, should find out exactly what happened tomorrow night.

But seriously, what was wrong with normal bolts VW? And a timing belt, on a diesel?

I'm pretty sure the headgasket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
9mm hex head bolts? Really? The one size that...

9mm hex head bolts? Really? The one size that didn't come in the hex socket kit..

EDIT: Didn't see the star drive dealy in the dark. This is what I need, right?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By Cwazywazy
I use a shop vac when heavy rain fills my...

I use a shop vac when heavy rain fills my passenger floormat.

Did anyone say check grounds and connections yet?

EDIT: Also get one of those $10-15 pump relays as a backup. Saved me once or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Well I set the cam timing in the day so I could...

Well I set the cam timing in the day so I could actually see and it still won't fire on more than one cylinder. (Interference fit cam pulley with no key or markings? Thanks VW.) Verified fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TWuPpsXMvjE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
https://i.imgur.com/n2uZaBvh.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/n2uZaBvh.png
https://i.imgur.com/yUN26tFh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/nqonjieh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aAj18huh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Yep. I tried to start it on fluid, felt like...

Yep.

I tried to start it on fluid, felt like one cylinder was firing and there was more smoke out the PCV hose than the exhaust.

This bitch is done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I replaced the first 5 GPs awhile ago, not like...

I replaced the first 5 GPs awhile ago, not like that would cause low compression anyway. I've started this engine in ~50 degree weather without glow plugs. According to the service history the head...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Sight hole, that's what I used. No EGR. Put the...

Sight hole, that's what I used. No EGR. Put the hose up there out of the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Does this look right? Lined up TDC mark in the...

Does this look right? Lined up TDC mark in the bell housing hole. Intake was oily as hell.

https://i.imgur.com/8CAWXJnh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I'd like a V8 but at the same time I'd like to...

I'd like a V8 but at the same time I'd like to keep it diesel, I'm still learning about them and I want to make one go fast.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I know, that's why I'm not considering a cummies.

I know, that's why I'm not considering a cummies.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
4 cylinders are lame.

4 cylinders are lame.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Redblock swap is boring and I already have a...

Redblock swap is boring and I already have a redblock car. I'm thinking along the lines of either a Merc diesel or an LS. Maybe a D24t if I can find one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I never noticed any loss of power. I was cruising...

I never noticed any loss of power. I was cruising at 85mph like a day or two before it stopped starting. The last time I drove it was to the grocery store and back, about a half mile. Started and ran...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
I'm gonna try squirting oil in all the cylinders...

I'm gonna try squirting oil in all the cylinders to see if I can't get it to fire one last time and go beat the piss out of it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Yeah, but it was still 90 degrees when it stopped...

Yeah, but it was still 90 degrees when it stopped starting. I tested cyl 2, about 175psi and close to 300 after squirting a bit of oil in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Cold. This is a no start thread. I was...

Cold. This is a no start thread.

I was taking out the second GP when I heard some noise and turned around to see two bears behind me, so I'm staying inside for a little while.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
185psi cylinder 1...

185psi cylinder 1...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Should I start looking for LSes or crank it some...

Should I start looking for LSes or crank it some more?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
This car only has about 152k on the clock, I'm...

This car only has about 152k on the clock, I'm really hoping it's not the compression..

Is this little nub on the pump belt a timing mark?

https://i.imgur.com/LtGWEk4h.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,068
Posted By Cwazywazy
Diesel refuses to diesel

Not gonna bother trying D24t.com cause that place is dead.

Ran perfectly fine. Felt like it still had all 80 angry ponies. Then the next morning it wouldn't start. (Thursday.) I absolutely cannot...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,482
Posted By Cwazywazy
This is an i4 FWD model. Awful car. Less than...

This is an i4 FWD model. Awful car. Less than 100k on it and it has about 4 warning lights at any given time.

Also after I took that pic my coffee fell out of the stupid cupholder.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,482
Posted By Cwazywazy
Exhaust fell off. Sounds sick tho. ...

Exhaust fell off. Sounds sick tho.

https://i.imgur.com/sRAcmtsh.jpg

Snapped the narrow band wires and the only thing keeping my downpipe from being run over by traffic was my wideband. I really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,417
Posted By Cwazywazy
Again, no start. I took off the leaky line to...

Again, no start. I took off the leaky line to solder it and took it on a short drive afterwards, but it started leaking again. Next morning it wouldn't start. I figured there was air in the lines so...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,482
Posted By Cwazywazy
When I brake the steering goes right, as in I...

When I brake the steering goes right, as in I have to hold the wheel about 10-15 degrees to the left to go straight, then it returns back to center when I come to a stop. Doesn't really seem to get...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,482
Posted By Cwazywazy
Yeah, I think it's 012. I tried simply plugging...

Yeah, I think it's 012. I tried simply plugging it in awhile ago, just runs rich. I found it sitting on the core support of a junkyard 960. I also have this weird MAF that says "Fuel injection...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,482
Posted By Cwazywazy
I have a 3 inch but I think it might be LH2.4,...

I have a 3 inch but I think it might be LH2.4, not sure. Rich spike seemed to be mainly cold weather/cold engine related. Sometimes it happens once if I drive it without letting it warm up for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Cwazywazy
Injector suggestions?

Currently have orange tops with 3bar regulator. 19t turbo, LH2.2 EZK, stock pumps.

I desire many a psi. :whip:
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