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Jan
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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
27
comment Can an engine stop from a bad battery?
You have to tell more about the car, what type of engine (diesel / petrol), even more precise information about the type of engine would be useful. For example in a old 1980's Mercedes-Benz diesel battery is not required to run, even my 1992 naturally aspirated diesel does not require electricity - battery is only used for starting. In more modern engines I am not sure, but it might need electricity to run.
Nov
20
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
20
awarded  Vox Populi
Nov
2
asked How can I remove heating blower fan from the blower motor - Mercedes-Benz 308D van?
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
1
accepted unusual noise when switching into the second gear - other gears are fine
Jun
1
accepted what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
May
22
accepted engine underpowered in idle - what can be done to improve a diesel engine power at low RPM just a bit?
May
22
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
15
asked my van is not able to drive over a kerb
Apr
20
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
16
asked unusual noise when switching into the second gear - other gears are fine
Apr
16
revised How to start a car which was unused for a year?
change title to something understandable
Apr
16
answered How to start a car which was unused for a year?
Apr
16
suggested approved edit on How to start a car which was unused for a year?
Apr
15
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.