Astro Van with LD28

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dieseldorf
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Location: Oracle, AZ

Repair & Maintenance

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Post by dieseldorf » 2 years ago

On my home return trip last year I noticed unusual high charging voltage, up to 16.2 Volts. I have installed a cheap three wire voltmeter (Ebay) on my dashboard, which is surprisingly accurate.
So I installed a spare alternator I had, complete with the vacuum pump. Replaced the copper seals on the oil line. There was a small oil leak where it bolts to the engine block. The charging voltage went down to normal, 13.8V. Obviously the voltage regulator went out. I might have damaged it myself. One time I connected a battery desulfator to the battery and forgot to disconnect it first from the vehicle. High voltage spikes may have damaged the internal voltage regulator. I located a new one at Rockauto, part # VR175.
I tried to use 10-30HD Rotella engine oil but oil consumption and leaks increased, so I went back to 15-40HD Delvac brand. Other than that, the van is ready for the next trip. This year I will make two shorter trips. One along the California, Oregon and Washington coast. Coming back through Idaho and Utah. The second trip Northern Arizona and Utah.
Astro Van with LD28 propulsion
'84 Mercedes 190D 2.2L 5-Speed Manual purchased 06/12 SOLD 06/13
'86 Ford Escort Wagon Diesel MT Sold 07-17-08

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Astro Van with LD28 id for sale now

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Post by dieseldorf » 2 years ago

The van is for sale now. Look @ Peddle or Procure it
Astro Van with LD28 propulsion
'84 Mercedes 190D 2.2L 5-Speed Manual purchased 06/12 SOLD 06/13
'86 Ford Escort Wagon Diesel MT Sold 07-17-08

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