Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 4Sale: 230G, U1500 Ag, 300SD, U1200 Ag, Volvo c303, 416 raildoka, W140 S600, ML320, LR D110 TDi
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
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I should have pictures of the oil squirters somewhere, I will have to look. The squirters are just basically a banjo fitting with a little piece of curved line with the end squashed to mist oil up onto the bottom of the pistons... I may even have one or two laying around. I don't think they would be enormously expesive, ones for a Cummins 5.9 are like $10 each plus the hollow bolt and sealing washers, so probably like $20 total for each one. Concidering this is mercedes, I'd say more like $40-50 each cylinder total, but I could be mistaken. The big question is if your block has the holes plugged for the oil squirters, or if it will need the holes drilled into the oil gallery... I have heard conflicting stories on whether all of the ribbed blocks had provisions, and I have not had enough of the engines torn down to that point to say for sure... all of the ribbed ones I have had apart far enough to see have had plugs in the oil squirter holes, but that has only been like 4 engines. The oil pickup is in the way of putting a scope up through the drain.
The oil pan is pretty easy to remove on the SBU's, the 424 trucks require removal of the stabilizer rod that ties the mount for the panhard rod to the opposite frame rail, and removal of the steering drag link, and then the oil pan will slide right out the front.
PS, David, I finally sent you the rear spring I owe you on Monday, so you should get it soon.
People freak out when I drive into the shop with a perfectly good Mercedes, only to start cutting it up for parts. I just tell them that something has to die inorder to keep all of the other Benz's running.