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Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

Old age sucks though. I need a new E63 S 4 Matic...

Old age sucks though. I need a new E63 S 4 Matic with all the bells and whistles before I die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

Heinous Envy is the worst form of envy here. Cars...

Heinous Envy is the worst form of envy here. Cars are heinous symbols locally for boys of our age.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

Hey Osaka DM you are a very lucky man indeed! I...

Hey Osaka DM you are a very lucky man indeed! I wish I could have done all this before 88! The eyesight is failing fast, the hands shaky, and nothing works anymore from eye level to the knees! I like...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

With my advancing age and poor health I am...

With my advancing age and poor health I am thinking of changing my faithful friend diesel for a E63 S 4 Matic with adequate bhp. Unable to order yet in Canucky, Ontario, Canada.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

If I do not post ever again that means they got...

If I do not post ever again that means they got me! Bye guys!
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

I believe Chui See Ang's Portoogeese name is...

I believe Chui See Ang's Portoogeese name is Fernando Chui. His Chinese names in Mandarin literarily sounds the same as a very lewd sex act.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 323,391
Posted By harkgar

The very fact our friend in Macau can afford to...

The very fact our friend in Macau can afford to buy an E63 means that he is wealthy and therefore well connected. Cars like the AMG cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in HK and Macau. Maybe our AMG friend in Macau...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-19-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By harkgar

I agree with the others. The car looks nice but...

I agree with the others. The car looks nice but way over-priced for a 2005. Is it ultra-low in mileage with full service documentation? If not, be prepared to lower the price substantially.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,278
Posted By harkgar

BMW should import a stripped down version of the...

BMW should import a stripped down version of the 320d. RWD, plastic seats, low end stereos and a 6 speed stick shifter, after the mode of the 1980s "Eta" engine. Promote it as a high performance...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-16-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,278
Posted By harkgar

That will be the day - when these diesels arrive

I sincerely hope you are right but all 3 Europeans - MB, BMW and VW-Audi have been talking about exciting new diesel engines for the last 2 to 3 years without importing a single new one, and/or...
01-13-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,515
Posted By harkgar

What does the Canadian launch package include? I...

What does the Canadian launch package include? I know the 2012 has 302 bhp without turbocharging. Sweet looking car in white.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-13-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,360
Posted By harkgar

Everything I have read is against morning warming...

Everything I have read is against morning warming up, particularly diesel engines.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-13-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,854
Posted By harkgar

Try eBay.

Try eBay.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-13-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

Peace to you too bro. Forget politics and...

Peace to you too bro.

Forget politics and onto good news. Audi is bringing in a diesel A8 to the USA as a 2013 model and BMW is doing a M5 sedan diesel car with a tri-turbo. The former is rumored...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

Please shoot a video and post it on You Tube for...

Please shoot a video and post it on You Tube for us to see.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

No disrespect to your President but he is a...

No disrespect to your President but he is a socialist with a big S, undermining the capitalistic principals that built America into what it was in WWII and giving the world great soldiers like...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

There are only 2 mufflers located behind the rear...

There are only 2 mufflers located behind the rear wheel wells. No DPFs. No resonators. Perfect.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

Diesel Too Fast: please let us see the goods.

Diesel Too Fast: please let us see the goods.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

My independant mechanic has one of these original...

My independant mechanic has one of these original MB tools. I shall take a photo of it the next time I see him and post it for all to see.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

Please hurry up. The suspense is killing me!

Please hurry up. The suspense is killing me!
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-04-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

Mr. Green: Good to see you posting again! I hope...

Mr. Green: Good to see you posting again! I hope you are keeping well in sunny CA. The red tipped plug on the passenger side of the engine is the oil check cap and you can buy a MB "tool" which is...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 70,206
Posted By harkgar

Very interesting engine. Is this engine from a...

Very interesting engine. Is this engine from a north American 2005-2006 E320 CDi? However, there is a red dipstick on the passenger side which is not present on all straight 6 diesels in the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,687
Posted By harkgar

How cold can it get in Texas? Toronto is now...

How cold can it get in Texas? Toronto is now hovering around zero degree Centigrade and my 2006 CDi is running great without any ticking noise. Canadian diesel is winterized at this time of year.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,799
Posted By harkgar

4Matic may not be in the works due to the...

4Matic may not be in the works due to the Bluetec's tree-hugging bias. The full tank of urea and all the tree-hugging filters pile on the weight to the magnitude of over 300 pounds (over other...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,799
Posted By harkgar

I think most of us buy diesel cars for fuel...

I think most of us buy diesel cars for fuel economy as well as their driving characteristic of low down torque. The European 530d with the twin turbo puts out 300 bhp and 455 Pound Foot yet returning...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-13-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,799
Posted By harkgar

Dear Financial Adviser: I have been there...

Dear Financial Adviser:

I have been there and agree with your analysis 100%. I would not mind one of those 650 horse Ford Mustang GT 500 coming out next year though. As Rolls Royce snobs used to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-11-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,799
Posted By harkgar

I agree. Why risk trading in a reliable non-urea...

I agree. Why risk trading in a reliable non-urea car for one that needs urea? Furthermore the new 3 series is not available for another year at least.

There are also tuning boxes available for the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-01-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,390
Posted By harkgar

It is a miracle that the article was NEVER ONCE...

It is a miracle that the article was NEVER ONCE BROUGHT UP in the evening news by CNN or the New York Times. If that had been Newt Gingrich's pappa it would have been a totally different story!
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,390
Posted By harkgar

You are right Listerone. This stop start BS is...

You are right Listerone. This stop start BS is tree-hugging trouble. The Asian E 250 Blue-efficiency already has this "technology" available and the dealers were at pains telling their customers to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,390
Posted By harkgar

Right on Bro! This O' Mama is a phony alright and...

Right on Bro! This O' Mama is a phony alright and I am not even talking about his pinko actions. He says that he prefers Hollywood touchy feely tree hugging Japanese Priuses instead of good olde...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-22-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,578
Posted By harkgar

$10 per 2.5 gallons is cheap. Please post seller...

$10 per 2.5 gallons is cheap. Please post seller information for all of us in Toronto. Canadian Tire does not carry DEF in every store. I guess truckers buy it elsewhere.
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-21-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,578
Posted By harkgar

DEF is available in Canadian Tire stores at CD$20...

DEF is available in Canadian Tire stores at CD$20 per 2.50 US gallons before tax. There is no difference in price if you buy the smaller container. According to the labeling on the bottle the company...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,922
Posted By harkgar

I bought a large 2.5 gallon jug of urea today in...

I bought a large 2.5 gallon jug of urea today in Canadian Tire for a friend of mine with a 2011 GL 320 (maybe 350?) for CD$25. This works out to be $2.38 per liter which is way more expensive than...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,716
Posted By harkgar

Ya Carsy! Talk diesel not argue like children in...

Ya Carsy! Talk diesel not argue like children in the school yard. My E320 CDi just went over 110,000 km today on the way home from work. It is running sooo sweetly after a an oil change with Mobil 1...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

I hope you are right Dougie Bear. I still miss...

I hope you are right Dougie Bear. I still miss the carefree old diesel engines without urea injection, even the black smoke blowing W123 series. Diesel engines are supposed to be simple, durable and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,704
Posted By harkgar

I hate to say this but you must buy 4 good snow...

I hate to say this but you must buy 4 good snow tires like Blizzaks or similar. Your seeking out of all the MB safety goodies did not help either. An experienced driver who can ease the throttle in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,372
Posted By harkgar

Agreed 100%. If you wish to keep your ride do the...

Agreed 100%. If you wish to keep your ride do the maintenance.
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,372
Posted By harkgar

This is sensible. Parts are cheaper than labor,...

This is sensible. Parts are cheaper than labor, by and large.
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,372
Posted By harkgar

Your story sounds just like most gasoline cars....

Your story sounds just like most gasoline cars. Diesels are little different. I guess we replace spark plugs all at once and should expect the same for diesel glow plugs. I am keeping my E 320 CDi...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

Maybe so. Whatever the reasons are for the...

Maybe so. Whatever the reasons are for the significant jump in power and torque they are likely to be simple changes. MB has a habit of using up old engine and transmission stocks, only gradually...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-11-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,467
Posted By harkgar

As an owner of a 2006 I can testify that it is a...

As an owner of a 2006 I can testify that it is a well designed car. Get all the service records. Records of oil changes (transmission and engine) and coolant changes are a must.
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

Big mistake Mr. Lieb

Please give us more horses for the same money. You can do that by ordering your underlings to reflash all the diesel computers. It does not cost you anything. Power to the people!!!
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

You could be right Dougie Bear. I was trying to...

You could be right Dougie Bear. I was trying to make the point that historically MB would only move when kicked in the butt by other makes - by Lexus with the Special class and now with the BMW...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-08-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,093
Posted By harkgar

A photo would help. For 2008 MB transmission...

A photo would help.

For 2008 MB transmission oil is red.

If it is leaking from an oil drain hole change the copper washer and see if it helps.
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-03-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,541
Posted By harkgar

In high petroleum tax countries in Europe cops...

In high petroleum tax countries in Europe cops are employed to stop rural diesel car-truck drivers randomly to check on the use of farm or industrial diesel (pink diesel). I guess with the advert of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,541
Posted By harkgar

Living in the country is easier somewhat though...

Living in the country is easier somewhat though in small communities the guy selling you the industrial diesel is probably related to the cop's wife. It is OK as long as diesel car drivers do not...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,372
Posted By harkgar

What is "regular maintenance by MB"? Was the car...

What is "regular maintenance by MB"? Was the car serviced by MB according to its scheduled intervals? What were the big ticket items? Please share with us. I had replaced my ball joints but that was...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,372
Posted By harkgar

What about the S350 Bluetec with 4matic? Big...

What about the S350 Bluetec with 4matic? Big bucks though.

Ever considered the BMW sixes? There is talk of a 300 horse diesel and there are X-Drive choices for the SUVs.
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 29,899
Posted By harkgar

Good show. I wish I can make it to your age. My...

Good show. I wish I can make it to your age. My CDi now has just under 110,000 km and running like a top with regular 5,000 km oil changes and Power Service Diesel Kleen every few tanks. No problems...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-19-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

I was discussing political matters that are...

I was discussing political matters that are directly affecting diesel car enthusiasts in North America so I am not off topic. The politicians, including Presidents, are depriving us of choice of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-16-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 29,899
Posted By harkgar

It is good to see you posting again Mr. Green....

It is good to see you posting again Mr. Green. Hope all is well with you!
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-16-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 29,899
Posted By harkgar

If that is the case buy a Toyota Corolla or Honda...

If that is the case buy a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. They run forever with minimal maintenance and gasoline. Mercedes is not the way to go if your aim is economic transport, gasoline or diesel...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-10-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

All the good diesel car tuners are in Finland....

All the good diesel car tuners are in Finland. There are lots of truck engine tuners in the USA but they do not cater to European diesel engines unfortunately. Pity.

Where are you located? KL,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

I used this too and also the Sunoco Gold diesel....

I used this too and also the Sunoco Gold diesel. I feel that the engine runs smoother and quieter but must say that I cannot notice the extra few horses.
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-10-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

But my intercooler is housed inside the front...

But my intercooler is housed inside the front bumper so it is impossible to put in a bigger one. I see that you put yours in front of the engine radiator but would that not reduce the cooling power...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-15-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,900
Posted By harkgar

I must say that every now and then over the...

I must say that every now and then over the weekend mornings, when the cops are still eating their donuts and drinking coffee in their cruisers I do hammer down the highways at 100 mph bursts to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-15-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,900
Posted By harkgar

Did you mean driving the old Benzo diesel engine...

Did you mean driving the old Benzo diesel engine like a taxi and it will live forever?
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,711
Posted By harkgar

King Arthur will go after you with his sword.

King Arthur will go after you with his sword.
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-29-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

Does it mean that if piezzo injectors CAN be used...

Does it mean that if piezzo injectors CAN be used with a new ECU that much more power is possible?
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-29-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,711
Posted By harkgar

Hey Lancelot: please teach me how to get rid of...

Hey Lancelot: please teach me how to get rid of my EGR!
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,711
Posted By harkgar

I regularly get 26 mpg City and 40 mpg highway...

I regularly get 26 mpg City and 40 mpg highway and I have 100,500 km on my E320 CDi.
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By harkgar

The water in fuel filter warning light is not a...

The water in fuel filter warning light is not a CEL in my 2006 E320 CDi. It looks like a contained with ripples in it and comes on when there is too much water in the fuel filter canister. Most CEL...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-14-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

Maybe so but MB is not even introducing diesel...

Maybe so but MB is not even introducing diesel engines that are comparable in power and torque to BMW ones in Europe. All MB Bluetec engines in the USA are all around 200 bhp and 400 pound foot of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

Are you listening Mercedes North America?

Are you listening Mercedes North America?
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-14-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

When the 535d becomes available next year I would...

When the 535d becomes available next year I would be first in line. MB is seriously falling behind on the horsepower front compared with BMW, like in the 1980s. MB can build much better (higher...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-31-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,067
Posted By harkgar

What is the mechanism of the cleaning effect of...

What is the mechanism of the cleaning effect of bio-diesel that you noticed?
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-31-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

The new engine's numbers are truly uplifting with...

The new engine's numbers are truly uplifting with nearly 50% more horses and 11% more torque and superior fuel economy. I think the European cousins of these engines do not have urea injection, yet,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-30-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,720
Posted By harkgar

New diesels for Mercedes?

The only likely new MB diesel engine coming to north America is the 2.1 liter 4 cylinder with 204 bhp. Does anyone know if this engine needs urea injection? VW's TDi 2 liter engine does not.
...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,194
Posted By harkgar

Where are you located? There is no 250 CDi in...

Where are you located? There is no 250 CDi in north America.
If you are in Europe it is definitely a warranty job.
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-22-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 85,058
Posted By harkgar

This is a prime example of the folly of MB making...

This is a prime example of the folly of MB making "Clean" diesel engines! May I sell you some Nitrogen enriched air and Tokyo Reactor #2 Uranium enriched Vichy spring water? The minute the warranty...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-13-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

240: from your reasoning we should be looking at...

240: from your reasoning we should be looking at MB diesels with 5 or even 4 cylinders (likely with larger individual cylinder capacity)?
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Why would hollowing out the catalytic convertor...

Why would hollowing out the catalytic convertor result in power loss? The old doctrine was the less restriction there is the more power you would create.

Secondly, are you located in the USA df8s?...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

There are lots of socialists in Canada if you...

There are lots of socialists in Canada if you don't mind joining them and the cold winters in Yellow Knife and Nunavit. Plenty of hunting and fishing if you pay your license fees. There are literally...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

I guess you may be correct - most old building...

I guess you may be correct - most old building furnaces and pipes were "efficient" because they are lined with this wonderful (but unfortunately also outlawed) white material called asbestos. You...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

In other words do disbelieve anything until you...

In other words do disbelieve anything until you see it on CNN or MSN or until fatso Alfonso (Gore) gets a Nobel "Piss" prize for lying about Climax Change.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-04-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

furnaces have DPFs?

I often wonder why diesel CAR AND TRUCK engines are singled out for emission castrations and heating oil furnaces not. After all, most home oil furnaces have lifespans far in excess of diesel...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-04-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

red diesel

If laws are changed to legalize red diesel would it be a viable alternative (i.e. will not damage the fuel system or engine) for pre-2007 diesel engines? I would never do anything illegal, of course.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-30-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

Has anyone here used home furnace heating oil...

Has anyone here used home furnace heating oil (red diesel) for a prolonged period of time, say 3 years? This is a viable alternative for the older, pre-2007 MB cars. Presumably heating fuel has more...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

I would not even do it to my 2006 CDi.

I would not even do it to my 2006 CDi.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-29-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

If I were you I would buy the best petroleum...

If I were you I would buy the best petroleum diesel, Shell Gold or Sunoco Gold. Your new car is worth the best diesel. It is not an old 3500 truck.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,139
Posted By harkgar

Why risk losing your warranty on an expensive...

Why risk losing your warranty on an expensive car? The marginal savings in fuel are not worth the dangers of engine and/or emission equipment damage. If you really want to do the veggie oil thing you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-21-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

While we are all waiting for Climate Change to...

While we are all waiting for Climate Change to arrive while shivering in -20 Centigrade temperatures we have to pay out costs associated with big dollar emission equipment which makes cars less...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-21-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Would we not feel very silly if in 10 years' time...

Would we not feel very silly if in 10 years' time that "Climate Change", like the second bird flu epidemic proclaimed by Margaret Chan (of WHO, another UN busy body) and never materialized, turns out...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-21-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

This article repeated what I was saying. Climate...

This article repeated what I was saying. Climate change, even if it exists as proclaimed by environmental zealots, can benefit some in Canada and not others.

The argument is like that of the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-21-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

environmentalism is tough logic

When I left the UK in 1985 rocks of raw coal was still burnt as a heating fuel at the fireplace. All the tarry smoke goes up the chimney and into the atmosphere. There was no catalytic converters on...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-21-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

from one old bloke to another

I like the 504s a lot. They were the Mercedes Benzes of France in those days. I could not afford one in the 1970s. Australians must have bought quite a lot of these cars then - I saw a lot of 504s in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,797
Posted By harkgar

Mr. Duramax: you heavy duty "3500" guys are...

Mr. Duramax: you heavy duty "3500" guys are renowned in maintaining your rigs to perfection. It makes sense in both business and competition. I love watching those big trucks competing in "pulling"...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 57,401
Posted By harkgar

The V-6 is the newer engine and likely will...

The V-6 is the newer engine and likely will require the "low ash" oils.
The older I-5 older engine requirements are less critical due to the lack of a DPF.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 57,401
Posted By harkgar

I have one simple question. Why did you not get...

I have one simple question. Why did you not get this information from Dodge? I am sure it is available from the dealership or online. If your truck is under warranty you do not want to void it by...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Let us all settle down. I agree to disagree with...

Let us all settle down. I agree to disagree with Climate Change. OK?

Question: Is your Peugeot 504 a diesel? I saw a lot in Sidney in 2005.
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Why BS? Stop the temper tantrums, settle down and...

Why BS? Stop the temper tantrums, settle down and think clearly for a change.

Look at the weather in Europe. They are frozen solid. Look at Canada. We are brass-monkeyed too. Even the UN Climax...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-19-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

You had just proved my point. The Cato Institute...

You had just proved my point. The Cato Institute is supported by a large number of reputable, AAA, NYSE companies that have been index stocks for many years. I cannot understand how great American...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-17-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

guard your freedom Americans

If you are not careful the Californians would outlaw belching and farting. Within the next twenty years the EPA will declare hot air that came out of our mouths and anuses a carcinogen - if inhaled...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-17-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

I would recommend the Cato Institute website. It...

I would recommend the Cato Institute website. It is not "Republican" as you accusingly expressed but a group holding higher standards on the misperception of "A GO-GO WARMING". Remember that dance in...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-17-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Who is that Mother? Is she the mother of that...

Who is that Mother? Is she the mother of that "mother" Rajendra Pechauri the Mumbai street bum turned tree hugger-UN Chair of Climate Change whatever that means?

If that is the case I would have...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-13-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Love my 3/4 Ton!

It weighs 6,000 pounds plus. It does 10 mpg with a 6 liter engine and 6L90E transmission (heaviest duty transmission built by GM). AWD. Prepped with a snow plow package and able to run over Honda...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-13-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

It is OK with you talking about global warming....

It is OK with you talking about global warming. In Canada we can do with some warming. More tourism, more wheat crops per year, more mining (without frozen grounds) and more vegetation (more foreign...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-13-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

Environmentalism is a mixture of big business,...

Environmentalism is a mixture of big business, big politics and therefore big money. The head of the UN on Climate Change (whatever this new grand title means) is one unkempt street bum lookalike by...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-10-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By harkgar

The Republic of California is strange to say the...

The Republic of California is strange to say the least.

The sane inhabitants are car crazy and buy lots of fast cars. They are out voted by the car haters and have the worst possible emission...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-05-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,117
Posted By harkgar

Unfortunately I agree with you totally. Older...

Unfortunately I agree with you totally.
Older (pre 2006) MB diesels are workhorses alright. Change the oil, fuel filter, transmission and axle fluids and you are done. The less emission junk there...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-05-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,117
Posted By harkgar

I have no idea what a PDF costs. 4, 5 or 10 k. ...

I have no idea what a PDF costs. 4, 5 or 10 k.
However, I do know that you have to buy one just when your car is worth less then the cost of a PDF, after the MB warranty expires.

Are you going to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-05-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,117
Posted By harkgar

You are talking about three different things...

You are talking about three different things here, rebuildabililty of modern engines, unreasonable and excessive emission controls in the USA and the virtue of lightweight cars.

1) Rebuildability...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-20-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

The outcome can be very bad indeed. We are...

The outcome can be very bad indeed.

We are made to buy battery cars (reduced choice).
We are made to buy small, less safe cars.
Performance is out the window.
Pressure from big government to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-20-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

In North America, the model years are counted...

In North America, the model years are counted differently from Europe. The car companies start selling next year's models from September of the current year, so we can buy now model year 2011 cars.
...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

Thank you gentlemen. It is easier to buy the...

Thank you gentlemen.

It is easier to buy the soon to come out 2012 Chevy Camaro Z28 or 2011 Shelby Mustang GT500 and get 550+ bhp straight out of a bottle. Like the easy to keep and maintain...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-15-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

Is there any advantage swapping the V-6 piezzo...

Is there any advantage swapping the V-6 piezzo injectors into the straight 6 engine for power gains? Do they flow more diesel? I know there are more holes in them.
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Do they fit the straight 6 CDi engine and what...

Do they fit the straight 6 CDi engine and what power increase? Have you tried these yourself?
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-12-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

The 2005 - 2006 models have the Piezo injectors...

The 2005 - 2006 models have the Piezo injectors designed for emission purposes. These injectors were being tested out in these model years without the trashy filters so they get all the power...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-12-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

240 D: Better still blow some really black smoke...

240 D: Better still blow some really black smoke with a 1980s MB diesel. I love that You Tube posting of the smoking 140 bhp diesel on a ram.

I love my 2006 because it just slipped through the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

240D: This is all about semantics. Smoke, smell,...

240D: This is all about semantics. Smoke, smell, black clouds, vapor. What does it matter if you are enjoying the torque of a pre-2007 MB diesel humming along the highway at 100 mph with the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

Correct. The CDi can burn either LSD or ULSD with...

Correct. The CDi can burn either LSD or ULSD with no ill effects on the engine or emission equipment. Not so with the V-6 diesels. Furthermore, the 7 speed transmission by some accounts does not work...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-04-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 88,675
Posted By harkgar

1) Power: similar. 2) Economy: similar 3) V-8...

1) Power: similar.
2) Economy: similar
3) V-8 diesel engine: unavailable in North America.

The straight six has an iron block and the last "non-clean" diesel engine. Read, no urea injection and...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-19-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By harkgar

Thanks for the quick reply. I e mail the local...

Thanks for the quick reply. I e mail the local Upsolute guy and his price is similar to yours. The re-mapped power claims are very moderate so he is honest.
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-17-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By harkgar

Are you located in the USA or UK? If the former...

Are you located in the USA or UK? If the former where did you go for the ECU re-mapping and what is the cost?
09-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By harkgar

Any luck selling your car? So sad indeed.

Any luck selling your car? So sad indeed.
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By harkgar

There are only 2 grades of diesel in the Greater...

There are only 2 grades of diesel in the Greater Toronto Area. Basic and "gold" or equivalent. I have not seen any other classification like that of gasoline octane. To answer your question, in the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-30-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 100,892
Posted By harkgar

Both the crank position sensor and the...

Both the crank position sensor and the intercooler plastic tube (loosened) had problems in the earlier (2007) Bluetec V-6 engines. These problems had been posted on this site though you would have to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-30-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By harkgar

Agreed. The problem is that not everyone lives...

Agreed. The problem is that not everyone lives near truck stops.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By harkgar

Why do you think that MB has an agreement with...

Why do you think that MB has an agreement with Sunoco? My 2006 diesel owner's manual suggested "diesel fuel #2 or #1, ASTMD975 #2-D or #1-D" but no brands. I also note that "the engine is more...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-27-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,435
Posted By harkgar

Here is the photo of my catalytic converter.

Here is the photo of my catalytic converter.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-26-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,435
Posted By harkgar

Please elaborate what the cat company people...

Please elaborate what the cat company people said. Did they say that removing the cat or hollowing it out would not trigger a check engine (CEL) or other warning lights? I removed the black plastic...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By harkgar

In summer I go el cheapo and pump Pioneer diesel....

In summer I go el cheapo and pump Pioneer diesel. It may not be as good but quite a bit cheaper. I also use Power Service (PS) additive from Canadian Tire every few tanks. The HST is a windfall for...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By harkgar

Are you talking about the station near...

Are you talking about the station near Steeles-Warden? No problem. There are others. Go on the Sunoco website and see. Apart from Sunoco (which I use) Shell has Gold as well. I do not find a lot of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-26-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,885
Posted By harkgar

26 mpg City and 39 mpg Highway no matter how hard...

26 mpg City and 39 mpg Highway no matter how hard I drive.
If you are getting less you should have your car checked.
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Please. If you get a E320 CDi I can piggy-back on...

Please. If you get a E320 CDi I can piggy-back on your experience to get this car to go faster. I am toying with the idea of buying a MY2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500. 550 bhp out of the box....
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-21-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,264
Posted By harkgar

I agree with you and 240 DT. Home made bio-diesel...

I agree with you and 240 DT. Home made bio-diesel is false economy. I used ATF in my older diesel in the belief that it would lubes the car better, rightly or wrongly. It is very tough to beat the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-16-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,194
Posted By harkgar

David Letterman had a Volvo 700 series car...

David Letterman had a Volvo 700 series car equipped with a Ford 302 cubic inch iron lump as a daily driver. There is a company in the US that does kits specifically for Volvos.
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-16-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,264
Posted By harkgar

Blowfish: Are you located in Vancouver? You are...

Blowfish:
Are you located in Vancouver? You are next to Alberta, the land of milk and honey and petroleum and yet you pay more at the pump. Where did all the taxes go? The free spending Liberals,...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-12-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,264
Posted By harkgar

Mr. Blowfish: You are a Libertarian like...

Mr. Blowfish:

You are a Libertarian like myself. I question authorities of any kind when I feel that they are wrong. This is very American (apart from Uncle Sam Obama). He is for change, for...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Thank you Gentlemen. This is very educational....

Thank you Gentlemen. This is very educational. The next step, put an advertisement in Computer World for a programmer!
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-09-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By harkgar

I read the same elsewhere. What reputable company...

I read the same elsewhere. What reputable company would you recommend? Tikkui suggested that reprogramming the ECU can also electronically delete the EGR function without actually doing anything to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-09-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,852
Posted By harkgar

I agree with you 100%. The straight 6 was...

I agree with you 100%. The straight 6 was replaced by the V6 strictly for emission reasons, not common sense. I wonder where the turbo heat goes in the valley of the V6. The straight 6 turbo is next...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Gentlemen: Did you mean that there is no...

Gentlemen:

Did you mean that there is no need to remove the EGR, stick in a block off plate etc like all those postings on You Tube? Simply by reprogramming the ECU I can achieve the same result?...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-04-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 355,753
Posted By harkgar

Long time Mr. Tuikku. Your MB may be the...

Long time Mr. Tuikku. Your MB may be the "poorest" in displacement but the best in Creativity! I have been a long time admirer of yours but I am totally useless with my hands! The only changes I have...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By harkgar

Please stop arguing my friends

I am old enough to say stop fighting. I take no offence in what 240D 3.0T said but would agree that his comment had not been very helpful to me. We are diesel nuts exchanging views and in this case I...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-02-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By harkgar

You may be right. I pump only the best (Gold...

You may be right. I pump only the best (Gold Diesel or Super Diesel) at busy gas stations. In the winter I use the PS additive you suggested every few tanks of fuel and I try not to go below half...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,843
Posted By harkgar

Do you have low sulfur diesel (LSD) or ultra low...

Do you have low sulfur diesel (LSD) or ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in Australia? More of the yellow stuff, more power and lubrication. There is a penalty to be paid for "clean" diesel engines.
...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,843
Posted By harkgar

Are your exhaust tips bent or straight like a...

Are your exhaust tips bent or straight like a gaser? The older MB diesels have bent tips so the soot will hit the ground after exiting the system. You are lucky to have diesel MBs without the filter....
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-31-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By harkgar

Common problem with the GL 320 CDi?

After I posted my reply to you I spoke with my good friend who owns a 2007 GL diesel without urea injection. The truck has a similar problem (very sluggish acceleration) after sitting out the car out...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-24-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,092
Posted By harkgar

Check the fan clutch to make sure it is operating...

Check the fan clutch to make sure it is operating normally. I think your E has the crank driven fan. The fact the fan is spinning with the running engine does NOT necessarily mean the fan is spinning...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-20-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,843
Posted By harkgar

Your spanking new C350 CDi should have zero black...

Your spanking new C350 CDi should have zero black smoke with any auto diesel fuel, premium or not. Take the car back to the dealer if it blows soot.

Your car must be a flyer. 400 foot pound of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-20-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,843
Posted By harkgar

I like Shell "Super" diesel and Sunoco "Gold"...

I like Shell "Super" diesel and Sunoco "Gold" diesel. The premium grades sell for the same price as Premium gasoline (91 octane) in Toronto.

Personally I feel the engine runs smoother with premium.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,868
Posted By harkgar

Blow some thick rich black smoke!

I agree. The piss can solution can only be a temporary measure for automobile diesel engines in North America. No buyer would like a Fed mandated electronic Big Brother in his car to stop your car...
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,868
Posted By harkgar

Is the young lady an employee of Honda USA or is...

Is the young lady an employee of Honda USA or is it her way to say she is Huge?
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By harkgar

I thought Kleeman tuning boxes only takes the...

I thought Kleeman tuning boxes only takes the engine to 240 bhp. 270 bhp sounds very high.

Like the alloys.
Forum: Diesel Forum
01-12-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By harkgar

If your SUV is a 2008 it is still under warranty....

If your SUV is a 2008 it is still under warranty. Take it back to MB.

My 2006 E320 CDi sits outside overnight at minus 20 degrees Centigrade and starts first thing in the morning every day. No...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-29-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By harkgar

easy

2005 model year cars have the straight 6 and none of the useless multiple "filters" that would have to be replaced after the warranty runs out, likely at a time when the car is worth as much as the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-25-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,128
Posted By harkgar

Same with MB here. They suggested a transmission...

Same with MB here. They suggested a transmission fluid change too at 60,000 km and I agreed. By the way, this "lifetime fill" gearbox leaks too (from where the sensor goes into the box). It happened...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,128
Posted By harkgar

I am not sure if you should ignore transmission...

I am not sure if you should ignore transmission fluid changes. My friend's 1998 E430 had the "lifetime fill" 5 speed and was told no fluid change is necessary. Ever. He bought his car new and had...
Forum: Canada
11-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By harkgar

MBDog, Why Thursday? Saturday surely is more...

MBDog,

Why Thursday? Saturday surely is more convenient for people in east GTA. I am looking for a used 500+ horse MB (i.e. with a steep discount) something with the 6.3 V-8 is good. There are so...
Forum: Canada
11-03-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 72,673
Posted By harkgar

Anyone with an honest opinion of Oakridge in...

Anyone with an honest opinion of Oakridge in Oakville? The praises in PureMB must have come from friends and relatives. Too fantastic? It is also too much out of the way for Torontonians.
Forum: Canada
11-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 72,673
Posted By harkgar

How are you enjoying your E55? If it is a 2003 it...

How are you enjoying your E55? If it is a 2003 it is a W211?

I was in Edmonton and Calgary once, 1984. Do you still have to change your thermostats in the winter?
10-25-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By harkgar

For the latest Special Class AMGs the...

For the latest Special Class AMGs the transmissions are different.

S63 has the 7-G transmission.

S65 has the old 5 speed transmission. According to most reports the AMG V-12 with over 700 foot...
Forum: Canada
10-24-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 72,673
Posted By harkgar

must join

I must join too. However, being an old guy and not the most computer savvy I have to figure out how to do it.

I had a 1986 560 SEL and a 1999 E55 both very nice cars. However, MB cars are like all...
Forum: Canada
10-24-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 72,673
Posted By harkgar

any MB bargains in Ottawa?

Dig your C63. Your AMG has a different hood from other C series and looks much like a muscle car. Cool.

The MB Canadian website has a wealth of information on used cars and prices differ quite a...
Forum: Canada
10-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 72,673
Posted By harkgar

Toronto

Five minutes' drive from MB Headquarters at Eglinton Avenue East. When you are going westbound on Eglinton near Leslie be on the lookout for speed cops with radar guns. Unless snowing they are always...
10-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By harkgar

Sharp wheels. However, I have a problem paying...

Sharp wheels. However, I have a problem paying for the W212 when a year old W211 E63s are going for a song. The difference in output is neglegible.

Come to think of it your Shelby GT 500 is even...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-20-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By harkgar

I agree with you. I sincerely hope you are...

I agree with you.

I sincerely hope you are right with the C220 CDi. I have only read about the E220 CDi (Blue Efficiency?). This engine produces similar output to the old inline 6 and if...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By harkgar

suggestions

Chief:

Redline diesel catalyst is good. However, I find that using nothing but the best diesel is more cost effective. I am referring to Sunoco Gold Diesel and Shell Gold Diesel. A bottle of...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By harkgar

Correction

Chief: my diesel is the same model year as yours, 2006.
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-18-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By harkgar

Hi Chief, My wife and I have been driving...

Hi Chief,

My wife and I have been driving Suburbans since 1991 and the three quarter ton is our 4th or 5th. Fairly reliable though like all cars luck plays a big part.

My E320 CDi is 2007 but...
10-15-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By harkgar

Bankruptcy laws in north America and Europe are...

Bankruptcy laws in north America and Europe are far too lenient. The Dubai situation is common in the rest of the world. A bankrupt would have to pay off his debt before allowed to own a passport...
10-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,838
Posted By harkgar

Right. The back seat doubles up as a leather...

Right. The back seat doubles up as a leather couch. Bouncy bouncy.

My wife does not visit this site.
10-14-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By harkgar

If all those You Tube video postings are not...

If all those You Tube video postings are not anti-Arab propaganda perhaps it is not surprising that your father's car was hit. Do motorists go really fast in Dubai?
10-14-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By harkgar

Dig that Obsidian Black S63 though saving for an...

Dig that Obsidian Black S63 though saving for an Iridium one.
10-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 37,676
Posted By harkgar

Did you look under the hood near the firewall?...

Did you look under the hood near the firewall? There should be a red cap on a tube which goes down into the transmission. Two problems. Firstly, the cap breaks off when you remove it and secondly you...
Forum: Diesel Forum
10-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By harkgar

Kent, is the trap oxidizer the same as the...

Kent, is the trap oxidizer the same as the catalytic converter? If so there is no need to do anything more than an "amputation" of this auto part and replacement with a straight pipe.

I agree with...
Forum: Diesel Forum
09-07-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,067
Posted By harkgar

I was in the UK in July for a week and rented a...

I was in the UK in July for a week and rented a Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 liter 5 speed diesel as a run around. Without even trying hard I achieved 44 mpg. This is the way north America needs to go to save...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-31-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,067
Posted By harkgar

MB did not import any W210 diesel E320 CDi into...

MB did not import any W210 diesel E320 CDi into North America.
What model year is your W210?
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By harkgar

Big differences between the two "CDi" engines. ...

Big differences between the two "CDi" engines.

The engine in the E class is the last of the straight 6 diesels sold in North America. They were sold only in the E series, 2005 & 2006. None were...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-27-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,257
Posted By harkgar

problem with "clean diesels"

You picked one of these and you have to live with the consequenses.
Buying a 2006 and older diesel will make these fuel problems go away instantly.

Go hug a tree.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,841
Posted By harkgar

I shall look forward to that. Our Finnish...

I shall look forward to that.

Our Finnish friend's photos are so good, almost like a professional repair manual. It is great we can share ideas of basic go faster methods without spending...
08-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,879
Posted By harkgar

This is the wrong place to ask as most...

This is the wrong place to ask as most participants are from North America.
Both models are unavailable here. BMW only has the 335d and MB is not importing the W212 diesel until next year the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-15-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,841
Posted By harkgar

Can you recommend any company or source offering...

Can you recommend any company or source offering this service?
Do you know if a 1999 E300 is still OBD1?

Thanks.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,841
Posted By harkgar

A few questions. How do you do the EGR...

A few questions.

How do you do the EGR delete? Any photos?
How do you do the above without triggering the check engine light?
What is the power-torque gain? Substantial or borderline?

In hot...
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-11-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,257
Posted By harkgar

I do not understand some people

240:

I bought my 2006 E320 CDi because it has performance (the high pressure injection, high torque), is relatively easy to modify and it has no pee can emission junk. Why anyone wants to burn...
07-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,224
Posted By harkgar

All my MB cars are and were metallic silver or...

All my MB cars are and were metallic silver or gold but the W212 sedan looks best in metallic dark copper. I believe it is not available yet in North America but it is stunning! I shall post a photo...
07-01-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By harkgar

They should if they are not doing it now. The...

They should if they are not doing it now. The economy is so bad even with the low interest rates they should take less. When times are good MB had no reservations taking your green.
07-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 30,663
Posted By harkgar

Our friend should post a photo of the engine bay...

Our friend should post a photo of the engine bay and let us scrutinize it. MB had not build a 10 liter engine in the last 30 years and if a modified V-8 engine in this car can easily be identified.
07-01-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 71,493
Posted By harkgar

You are well connected. How did you get all...

You are well connected.

How did you get all this information probably before some dealers?
07-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,971
Posted By harkgar

interesting

It all depends on what you are looking for. I like the sedan because it has the Poton rear wheel arch and more balance. The E coupe reminds me of the old C "Krompressor" coupe in shape and design,...
07-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,971
Posted By harkgar

In Canada the E coupe is cheaper than the E sedan...

In Canada the E coupe is cheaper than the E sedan and I believe it is the same in the USA. The E coupe is based on the E sedan rather than the C sedan so you are getting the E value. Airmatic may be...
Forum: Diesel Forum
07-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,665
Posted By harkgar

Please explain

You indicated that the diesel V-6 was designed in such a way that it cannot be rebuilt. Is the same design true for the gasoline V-8 engines as well? In your professional opinion why is MB doing this...
06-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 315,020
Posted By harkgar

long time Aussie

Time flies!

How is the weather in Sidney? More importantly how is your 55-SEL?

After I sold my 560 SEL I have gone diesel.
06-05-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By harkgar

Absolutely right. I replaced my w126 timing...

Absolutely right.

I replaced my w126 timing chain at 100,000 miles and had done some research on this. The job is expensive. MB charged me about CD$3,000.00 at the time. New chain, new sprockets...
06-05-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,171
Posted By harkgar

The best color is that new deep dark copper with...

The best color is that new deep dark copper with stardust finish. I have seen this new color in the GLK 350. Beautiful.

This is one MB that does not look good in Brilliant Silver.
Forum: Diesel Forum
06-05-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By harkgar

This is a load of MB Bullshjt. What is wrong...

This is a load of MB Bullshjt.

What is wrong with a $2.00 worth of stainless steel dipstick like 99% of cars?
They do not want anyone to touch the car but the MB dealerships.
They have brought...
Forum: Diesel Forum
05-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,797
Posted By harkgar

What do you expect from Goatman? He makes a...

What do you expect from Goatman? He makes a living selling Amsoil and he certainly is not going to bad mouth the product.

I personally would not use it until the warranty runs out.

For those...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,620
Posted By harkgar

Different years. Different standards. The...

Different years. Different standards.

The 2006 CDi does not need to meet the presumably 2007 + Ford Powerstroke standards. It has the regeneration feature to burn soot. I like the fire breathing...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-20-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,620
Posted By harkgar

Goatman, you are funny. My eyes are not that...

Goatman, you are funny.

My eyes are not that bad yet. Dodge must have licensed the Bluetec system from MB before its divestment from Chrysler.
04-20-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By harkgar

I was saying that: 1) North American model...

I was saying that:

1) North American model selection is limited and usually loaded.
2) It is therefore difficult to compare prices. In Canada, a fully optioned showroom car is much cheaper then...
04-20-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By harkgar

There is definitely a lot of difference between...

There is definitely a lot of difference between European and North America Mercedes when it comes to equipment level. In Europe the brand is used for taxis and equipment levels are cop car like...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-18-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,620
Posted By harkgar

I saw a brand new silver Dodge 2500 pickup today...

I saw a brand new silver Dodge 2500 pickup today with the word "Bluetec" in blue at the rear of the truck.

I have also seen a window sticker mentioning Bluetec on a 2008 Dodge diesel at a...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,640
Posted By harkgar

A Bulldog box is much cheaper. Check out Xtreme...

A Bulldog box is much cheaper. Check out Xtreme Diesel for prices.

I am happy about it. No smoke. No surging. Lots of power. Economy same or better.
04-14-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By harkgar

I have a Bullydog box and it is great. I guess...

I have a Bullydog box and it is great. I guess the Kleemann is just as good or better. However, you must forget the more power better mileage nonsense. You do not install a tuning box for economy....
04-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By harkgar

Smoother. Faster? Burns less gas. It is...

Smoother.
Faster?
Burns less gas.

It is going to cost big bucks though. Huge bucks in fact.

You need to find one of the 7 speeds from a donar car and then fit it into the old one and find a...
04-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,951
Posted By harkgar

I have a dream!

I suspect Mercedes Benz is copying the Hyundai rear end design in retaliation of the latter copying Mercede's grill designs.

To be perfectly fair, the Hyundai Genesis coupe is some car for the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,426
Posted By harkgar

Guys: be civil to each other, let us talk MB cars

I sat in a Hyundai Genesis today and must confess it is inferior to same size MB products (like the old C class coupe with Krompressor) but hey, it costs much less! The V6 has 300 horses and the 4...
Forum: Diesel Forum
04-11-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By harkgar

Easy. The W126 or S Class cars all came with 15...

Easy. The W126 or S Class cars all came with 15 inch alloy wheels and there are plenty of these becoming junk now.
04-08-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By harkgar

I find this very hard to believe for normal...

I find this very hard to believe for normal everyday commuting. I note both photos showed under 100 miles of use so unrepresentative of normal use. The 2006 E320 CDi weighs about 3,800 lbs with the...
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