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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-04-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hendo
I just saw this reply -- sorry for the late...

I just saw this reply -- sorry for the late response! I'm not sure how I missed it, and since this was from a while ago, it may be old news, but here goes.

I ordered the part from Smith Volvo, in...
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,994
Posted By Hendo
As you know, I'm not much of a mechanic so I'm...

As you know, I'm not much of a mechanic so I'm hesitant to offer advice.

BUT.... You can probably fab a drill guide out of aluminum bar stock... use one of the other head bolts to hold it in...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-12-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Ngoma. If it is good enough for...

Thanks Ngoma.

If it is good enough for you, it is good enough for me!

Periodic replacement sounds like a good idea....

-Tom in SoCal
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-11-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By Hendo
Radiator side-plug retainer -- clip or zip tie?

Car is a 1982 Volvo 245 wagon. Non-turbo D24 engine.

The old plug was weeping some fluid, so I asked the shop about it when it was in for other work. They suggested replacing the plug and seal,...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,969
Posted By Hendo
Looks incredible Anders. Keep the pix coming! ...

Looks incredible Anders. Keep the pix coming!

Would dearly love to add a turbo to my NA D24... in my dreams!

-Tom in Ventura
1982 245 Diesel
Forum: Cars for sale 07-23-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,071
Posted By Hendo
Sweet looking car Ewil -- I hope you find a good...

Sweet looking car Ewil -- I hope you find a good home for it soon.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-08-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Ngoma. I sure feel like a dunce but...

Thanks Ngoma. I sure feel like a dunce but appreciate your help.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-08-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By Hendo
Oil overfilled by a full quart -- Trouble?

Gents-

Car is an '82 245 Diesel. Normally-aspirated D24 engine, 109k miles.

I screwed up and overfilled the oil by 1 full quart.

The car is in the driveway blocking my other car and I...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-05-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,783
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Anders. Good point about the access; ...

Thanks Anders.

Good point about the access; I'll have to verify that.

Having the fill port that far aft is a PITA sometimes...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-04-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,783
Posted By Hendo
D24 oil fill cap funnel

I'm driving a 1982 Volvo 245 Diesel wagon with non-turbo D24.

I'm interested in some of the oil fill funnels that attach to the valve cover like a cap, but I'm wondering about which one might fit...
Forum: Cars for sale 06-01-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,234
Posted By Hendo
Is that backwards? Or am I just reading it...

Is that backwards? Or am I just reading it wrong?

The heat shield is copper, so the magnet would *not* stick to it.

No heat shield means the magnet *would* stick to the steel head.

Right?...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-28-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hendo
The good news is I was able to source a...

The good news is I was able to source a replacement breather hose via the dealer. It was backordered to Sweden so it took a while but it has arrived.

Hopefully the old one will come off without...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-01-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,945
Posted By Hendo
About finding a shop to do the work... have you...

About finding a shop to do the work... have you checked the VW community? As you may know, the D24 was a Volkswagen product, and is identical to the 4-cyl VW diesel used in Rabbits, etc.

So a...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-29-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hendo
This was my dads car, and was mostly...

This was my dads car, and was mostly dealer-maintained but it had little attention for ten years or so... So I suspect it is the right part but old.

Time to look for a replacement...

Thanks for...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-29-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hendo
Oil on top of valve cover

Car is '82 245 with stock non-turbo D24 engine. 108,000 miles.

I'm seeing oil collecting on top of the valve cover, near where the vent hose attaches. (The other end of that hose connects to the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-28-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Anders. I'm going to leave them in...

Thanks Anders.

I'm going to leave them in for the time being....

I was mostly curious what the collective wisdom was about overhauling based just on time or mileage, rather than wait for a...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-25-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hendo
Pull and service injectors based on age, or only for cause?

The injectors in my non-turbo '82 245 have never been out of the engine since they were installed 107k miles and 34 years ago.

Car runs fairly well; no obvious issues. They seem a bit noisier...
Forum: Local Events 01-20-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,645
Posted By Hendo
Would love to bring the Diesel wagon but Issaquah...

Would love to bring the Diesel wagon but Issaquah is a long haul from SoCal...

Maybe next time!

Take pix and share...

-Tom in SoCal
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 01-14-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,958
Posted By Hendo
Kent Bergsma (www.mercedessource.com) talks them...

Kent Bergsma (www.mercedessource.com) talks them up quite a bit;

He sells some; not sure if they will fit our applications or not.
...
Forum: Body and Interior 01-13-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,450
Posted By Hendo
Inexpensive grease gun works great on 240 door hingess

I recently came across a vintage Mercedes site that indicated the inexpensive Oregon Products grease gun worked in Mercedes door hinges that had a dimpled grease fitting similar to the ones on my '82...
Forum: Local Events 01-11-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,645
Posted By Hendo
Where is the show? Might try to attend....

Where is the show? Might try to attend....
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,984
Posted By Hendo
Don't confuse me with somebody that knows much,...

Don't confuse me with somebody that knows much, but these videos describe what sounds like a similar situation with an older Mercedes diesel.

In this case the culprit was the injectors; your...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By Hendo
Thanks for the link Ngoma. My goals are just...

Thanks for the link Ngoma.

My goals are just smoother operation; my IP was recently resealed but the injectors haven't been out of their holes since they came from the factory in 1982. They...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By Hendo
Any experience with Liqui Moly Diesel Fuel Purge??

Anybody out there have first-hand experience using Liqui-Moly Diesel Fuel Purge on a D24 or similar engine?

I've seen a number of positive references to it in reference to older Mercedes diesels. ...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 12-14-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,197
Posted By Hendo
Any experience with the "Tiny Tach" diesel Tachometer?

Interesting concept; a sensor that clamps around one of the injector fuel feed lines senses the fuel pulses and uses that to determine engine speed.

http://tinytach.com/diesel.php

I'm not to...
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