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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ngoma
Surprised it would even start/idle. Good...

Surprised it would even start/idle.

Good question: Why would that tab break off?

I had a similar, where the "lobster claw" that encages the long spring broke. I figured it was due to my...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-05-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By ngoma
Take your tractor battery with you?

Take your tractor battery with you?
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By ngoma
I don't remember the date ranges but you will...

I don't remember the date ranges but you will know it upon visual inspection. Think hat cross section, the verticals are boxed in (plates welded in over the open places on the channel where the...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By ngoma
Is that crossmember one of the later reinforced...

Is that crossmember one of the later reinforced ones?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By ngoma
4-8 amp charger shouldn't be a problem. Of course...

4-8 amp charger shouldn't be a problem. Of course it will depend on the condition of the battery whether it will come up with a satisfactory charge and load capacity. If the battery appears to be...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-19-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By ngoma
Take the battery home a few days beforehand and...

Take the battery home a few days beforehand and charge it overnight.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-18-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By ngoma
More important than "ran when parked" is...

More important than "ran when parked" is "started well when parked," meaning: Was it always easy to start, at the time it was parked?

If so, you will likely have an easy time of it, as nothing...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-18-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By ngoma
Shim kit offered from your same vendor: ...

Shim kit offered from your same vendor:
https://mercedessource.com/store/variable-26-pc-diesel-fuel-injector-pressure-adjustment-shim-washer-kit

Many well-stocked local hardware stores have...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By ngoma
Both of those should work. Don't forget the shims...

Both of those should work. Don't forget the shims and heat shields.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-14-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By ngoma
Welcome to the forum! Yes please share your...

Welcome to the forum! Yes please share your photos!
Forum: Items Wanted 11-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By ngoma
Hope this helps: Greenbook says to "use...

Hope this helps:
Greenbook says to "use suitable sealing compound."
Forum: Items Wanted 11-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By ngoma
Blockoff plates the way to go. No disadvantages...

Blockoff plates the way to go. No disadvantages since I removed the EGR equipment and fastened the blockoff plates, reusing the diamond-shaped gaskets that were there at the connections as they were...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By ngoma
Welcome to the forum! Your swap might be...

Welcome to the forum!

Your swap might be easier than you think. An axle (front crossmember?) swap is not required. The one I have seen used the 240 engine mounts and oil pan (with modification for...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-29-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By ngoma
Either where the tubes intersect at the turbo...

Either where the tubes intersect at the turbo flange or install an EGR blockoff plate and tap that.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-19-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By ngoma
Yes make sure the leak is not actually from the...

Yes make sure the leak is not actually from the headgasket right there in the middle. Common place for headgasket to leak oil out right there, looks like it is coming from the lower mounting ear of...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-09-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By ngoma
That's a good question for ARP tech support: ...

That's a good question for ARP tech support:

Phone Hours: M-F 7:30a-4:30p PST
800-826-3045 or 805-339-2200
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-26-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By ngoma
Great info here from forum member v8volvo. I just...

Great info here from forum member v8volvo. I just want to reinforce this important yet often overlooked point:


Judging from your simple question you may not have been thinking about taking this...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-24-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By ngoma
20 - 25 psi with a good head gasket and studs. An...

20 - 25 psi with a good head gasket and studs. An intercooler would help there, almost necessary.

http://www2.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1635, you will find more with some searching.

Don't have...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-24-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By ngoma
Not sure the European spec but the US spec is...

Not sure the European spec but the US spec is 70-77 kPa (10 - 11 psi) charge pressure @ 3000 rpm full load, very close to what you are reporting.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-22-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By ngoma
Yes. The nub on the IP fuel collar broke off, and...

Yes. The nub on the IP fuel collar broke off, and the fuel collar slid to the WOT position.
Forum: Parts for sale 08-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By ngoma
If that PS pump bracket is unbroken and from a...

If that PS pump bracket is unbroken and from a D24T, I could use it.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,136
Posted By ngoma
That's right, two blockoff plates. Have extra...

That's right, two blockoff plates. Have extra bolts/studs/nuts on hand in case any get destroyed during disassembly. One of the nuts on the exhaust manifold flange is difficult access. Be careful...
Forum: Member Showroom 07-10-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By ngoma
Full synthetic either one would be good. If you...

Full synthetic either one would be good. If you driving takes you to extended high temperature high speed runs you might be better off with the 10w-40. Colder temperatures/more cold starts the 5w-40...
Forum: Member Showroom 07-09-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By ngoma
Mostly depends on the ambient temperatures in...

Mostly depends on the ambient temperatures in your area and your driving style.
Forum: Member Showroom 07-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By ngoma
Very nice, you have a great starting point! Look...

Very nice, you have a great starting point! Look like your grandfather took good care of it.

Are you planning to run full synthetic motor oil?

What gearbox is it? M90?
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