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Nov
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asked How can I remove heating blower fan from the blower motor - Mercedes-Benz 308D van?
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Jun
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accepted unusual noise when switching into the second gear - other gears are fine
Jun
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accepted what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
May
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accepted engine underpowered in idle - what can be done to improve a diesel engine power at low RPM just a bit?
May
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comment my van is not able to drive over a kerb
@Zencyl: The tires are 215/82 R14 C. It drives down the road fine (also up the road). Kerb is just a normal kerb - the boundary of a sidewalk. Manual transmission. Of course I try with the first gear. What happens? The same thing that happens if I would try to push the 3000 kg van with cargo myself.
May
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asked my van is not able to drive over a kerb
Apr
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comment engine underpowered in idle - what can be done to improve a diesel engine power at low RPM just a bit?
Why would glowplugs matter, they are only used while starting the engine, later they don't do anything, do they?
Apr
17
comment unusual noise when switching into the second gear - other gears are fine
This noise switching into second gear is there since ever I bought the van last year. I can't really tell is it related to at which RPM is the switch, as the van doesn't have a tachometer (I'm planning to retrofit one).
Apr
16
asked what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
Apr
16
comment how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
@Andre Holzner: aren't carburetors only used on petrol engines? don't all diesel engines use injection valves? I have found out that the engine uses a DNOSD261 nozzle. Maybe if you Google that model number you can tell for sure is that an injection valve.
Apr
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asked unusual noise when switching into the second gear - other gears are fine
Apr
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revised How to start a car which was unused for a year?
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Apr
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answered How to start a car which was unused for a year?
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Apr
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comment how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
@Bob: it was tested by some guys on a forum with a faulty alternator. The fuel pump is mechanical, driven off through some gearing from the engine - that's sure, confirmed from multiple sources.
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Apr
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comment how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
@Annath: this engine doesn't need electricity while running, it was reported to run fine with the battery cut-off after starting it, so obviously the injectors can not be fired electrically. Are you sure the injectors can have only open or closed stated, and are not opened partially in which case measuring time would not be enough, as different amounts of fuel can flow in the same chunk of time?
Apr
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comment how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
@Andre Holzner: For sure it does NOT have an engine control unit which controls these valves electronically - once started this engine will even run the same without any electricity at all! I have no idea if it has injection valves or a carburettor. What I found out is that: "One of the notable features of the OM-601 is the fuel injection, which utilized a pre-chamber design that stayed in production until it was finally replaced by CDI rail-injection. The fuel injection pump was a Bosch PES-4M."