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Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   06-29-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dtsdig
Those are beautiful! Really nice pair you have...

Those are beautiful! Really nice pair you have there!
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   06-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By dtsdig
Iíve tried watching some of his content in the...

Iíve tried watching some of his content in the past and just canít. I tried watching this one but Hoovie annoys the heck out of me. Listening to him go on and on about problems that guys on here deal...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   06-03-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By dtsdig
I remember reading on here at some point that TRW...

I remember reading on here at some point that TRW is the OEM for MB. Prices on control arms have gone all over the place in the last five years. I have a set of Febi units in my shed that I paid...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,350
Posted By dtsdig
Are you leaking anything out the back passenger...

Are you leaking anything out the back passenger corner of the block? I wonder if you have a head gasket allowing small amounts of coolant into the cylinders?
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-30-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By dtsdig
Shoot me a PM and we could arrange it! Otherwise...

Shoot me a PM and we could arrange it! Otherwise it will just continue to sit in my garage.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-29-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,082
Posted By dtsdig
I think I paid $160 for a tumbler and one key at...

I think I paid $160 for a tumbler and one key at my dealer 3 years ago. Not nearly as cheap as it should be.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-29-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By dtsdig
Agreed. The tumbler locked up on vacation in...

Agreed. The tumbler locked up on vacation in North Carolina and we drove from NY. Pelican was the one that could deliver fast enough.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By dtsdig
Ignition tumbler

I was not talking about the switch, just the tumbler and key. I think it could have had something to do with how the mechanism was clocked internally causing an issue with where the ignition switch...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-28-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By dtsdig
Do not get the Mahle or the URO (obviously). The...

Do not get the Mahle or the URO (obviously). The Mahle that I bought made it so my lights on buzzer stayed on whenever the driver's door was open, no matter what and also. It also caused the blower...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-28-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By dtsdig
Awesome! Keep up the good work!

Awesome! Keep up the good work!
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-24-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
Thanks for reading along! The comparison makes...

Thanks for reading along! The comparison makes me kind of uncomfortable after all of the leadup to getting the MB back on the road, to be honest. On one hand, I think that the W124 is one of the...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-23-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
Well, I've been driving the car for about a week...

Well, I've been driving the car for about a week now, and everything has been great! Yesterday, I finally ran the gas out of it enough for the gas light to come on so I got under there and changed...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
I got the car registered, insured and back on the...

I got the car registered, insured and back on the road!!! I am getting it inspected tomorrow and it will be all official (just the temporary inspection on now). Tonight I plan on changing out all 4...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By dtsdig
I remember there being some kind of plastic clip...

I remember there being some kind of plastic clip that links the head rest "drive" to the motor for it. This clip tends to break leaving the up and down inop. I need to tear into my passenger seat...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-13-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
After a thorough soapy power washing at the local...

After a thorough soapy power washing at the local car wash, I am very encouraged by how well the old beast cleaned up. At 20 feet, the car looks pretty darn good still.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-13-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
I wasn't assuming anything. I was just happy to...

I wasn't assuming anything. I was just happy to see some clear signs that it could be a decent part based on the bearings.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
We are back in business! First things first, I...

We are back in business! First things first, I wanted you guys to see the new tensioner assembly from Febi. I was nervous about having to choose this brand, but Iím happy with how it turned out. The...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-10-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By dtsdig
On all of the VW/Audi cars I have owned, the...

On all of the VW/Audi cars I have owned, the rears almost always cause the pulsating under 20 mph. It really could be either.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-10-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
This morning I cleaned all the rust off the PS...

This morning I cleaned all the rust off the PS pulley and water pump pulley and gave them a fresh coat of flat black. I also cleaned up and sprayed the metal three-legged bracket that the tensioner...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-09-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
Iím heading off to pick up the valve cover! You...

Iím heading off to pick up the valve cover! You can see that underneath all of the pealing paint, the cover was pitted pretty badly in some areas but I think it looks a million times better now....
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
I suspect it is beat even though it looks ok. It...

I suspect it is beat even though it looks ok. It probably would have been fine if the car continued to run but sitting did not do it any good.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-09-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
I pulled the belt tensioner, damper and adjuster...

I pulled the belt tensioner, damper and adjuster shaft out of the car yesterday. Pretty easy job with the right tools. I've got a really old Snapon 3/8" air ratchet that is a torque monster which...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-08-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
The original paint on the inside of my cover was...

The original paint on the inside of my cover was flaking in some areas. I asked that the inside be blasted as well but it won't be coated inside.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,133
Posted By dtsdig
Hereís some shots from the powder coating guy. It...

Hereís some shots from the powder coating guy. It should be done tomorrow!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/a0db710f31c787efe3f1bb76bcb69a9d.jpg...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   05-08-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By dtsdig
Parts should be here tomorrow and I'll get it...

Parts should be here tomorrow and I'll get it done.
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