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Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Tony, tons of rust....

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Varn,

another aero mod you might consider is getting the 87 300SDL style rims. I think you might need a spacer to get the correct offset.

http://shop.wheelsrims.net/images/pr.../aly65139u.jpg
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks but... I already have wheels and they're paid for, could never make up the difference in fuel.

By the time we add adapters they would be heavier and less controllable on some of our typically bad roads.

Thanks for thinking of it though.

I am one of those guys who, I think, understands economy and conserving costs. It makes no sense for me to purchase a 20-30,000 economy vehicle. Can never make up the difference. My insurance is 300 a year. License is 24 a year. Personal property tax is 50 a year, It is based on the value of the vehicle here.

I have had my VW 2 years. It is getting over 50 mpg cost was less than 2000. I have put a new set of tires on it and a fan belt. It is going to be at least another 2 years before I can get even on it.
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Varn,

another aero mod you might consider is getting the 87 300SDL style rims. I think you might need a spacer to get the correct offset.

http://shop.wheelsrims.net/images/pr.../aly65139u.jpg
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Id rock it.

Yeah, my 240 d the seats had rusted through the floor and parts of the trunk were gone. It was a trick to close the trunk so it latches.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Make sure the 617 type injectors are breaking at the right pressure. You want it as high as practical to get better atomization. I think it was 1800 PSI new or max spec.

A lot of the older injectors that had been there a while the break off pressure would slowly drop off to 1400-1500 PSI and that was when you got heavy smoke, the fuel was not being properly atomized. I think you can shim injectors to jack up the pressure.

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The 240d was the first diesel we had that didnt smoke. Its the strangest thing. I know the newer ones have a smoke map in the electronic injectors, but the old vws we had the golf, rabbit smoked as much as the big trucks when taking off. Infact my father use to take off in 2nd gear when some jerk in a motor cycle got behind him and would race their motor.

I use to have the role of cleaning the windows and I used the washer thingie that you see at gas stations to clean the black off the rear of the car.
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I would agree that the Injectors should be tested and rebuilt if necessary. I don't get any smoke except when starting. My mileage is pretty good considering. I

have been working on the car regularly. Trying to undo the years of use. Some of the issues that I thought I needed to fix have been pushed back as other more urgent things were discovered. I am quite surprised at how inexpensive parts are.

It is running better than stock right now and way better than it ran when I got it. It sounds like your old tractor when it is idling. Kind of an endearing sound.

It has pretty good traction on our clay road in the wet. I am going to get new snow tires for it and run them all year as I have done with the VW.
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I am going to add a skid pan under the engine. Was looking at the positioning of the oil pan. It is right at the front of the engine block and hangs down. I just have a bad feeling about something jumping up and striking it. Thinking about our unpaved road and winter.

This isn't my car but pretty much identical.

I have some tubing that I would make a sub frame with and then put on a skid plate that could double to help the air flow.
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I saw this online:



And this, a little too far away:

1987 Mercedes 300D (Price Reduced)

I don't know where the 2.47:1 ratio come from:

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hi Tony
The 2.47 axle is out of the larger sedan with the V-8 engine. I have seen some on peachparts who have made a swap. with good results.

My car has a 2.88 axle, was used for one or two years.



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And this, a little too far away:

1987 Mercedes 300D (Price Reduced)

I don't know where the 2.47:1 ratio come from:


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