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Old 04-16-2016, 10:24 AM   #1551
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Hey Tango. That is one elegant exhaust system. Nothing beats stainless for durability and good looks. Jack
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:12 AM   #1552
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Yeah and you know that chrome tip will make it go faster, or at least seem like it.

That's looking good under your bus.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:30 PM   #1553
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Thanks All --- Yep, gotta love shiny. And the exhaust exits on the driver side for a couple of reasons. 1.)...makes it easy to keep an eye on. Diesels tell lots of stories based on what kinda' smoke they make. 2.)...when camped, should you want/need to run the engine, it will at least exit on the opposite side from where you are typically set up (think awning, campfire, table, whatever).Similarly, plumbing dump valve, water inlet and electrical should come in on the driver side.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:34 PM   #1554
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Thanks All --- Yep, gotta love shiny. And the exhaust exits on the driver side for a couple of reasons. 1.)...makes it easy to keep an eye on. Diesels tell lots of stories based on what kinda' smoke they make. 2.)...when camped, should you want/need to run the engine, it will at least exit on the opposite side from where you are typically set up (think awning, campfire, table, whatever).Similarly, plumbing dump valve, water inlet and electrical should come in on the driver side.
But then you'll have mosquitos on the camping side.

Good thinking, I wouldnt have thought of that till I was gagging on smoke.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:07 PM   #1555
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Yup....

I never have seen any smoke but I'm ready



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Old 04-17-2016, 09:18 PM   #1556
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Very nice guys.

And for any diesel Noobies...here is some good, basic info on how to read "smoke signals". Worth copying and holding onto.

Reading Exhaust Smoke, basic Diesel diagnosis/Troubleshooting + related comments - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

PS...excellent info there on "runaway engines", diesel basics and fuel considerations as well.
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:19 PM   #1557
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Don't it just figure...

The new U-Bolts I need to get back to work on aligning my rear pinion angle arrived yesterday...and the whole city is too flooded to get to my bus!

But seriously, it's pretty pretty bad. Several drownings. Had to wade out at 4 in the morning to move my cars uphill or they would be goners.

Hope the rest of you Houston Skoolies came through OK.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #1558
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Don't it just figure...

The new U-Bolts I need to get back to work on aligning my rear pinion angle arrived yesterday...and the whole city is too flooded to get to my bus!

But seriously, it's pretty pretty bad. Several drownings. Had to wade out at 4 in the morning to move my cars uphill or they would be goners.

Hope the rest of you Houston Skoolies came through OK.
Hope things are ok with you Tango. Up here in Cypresswood things are pretty bad as well. I'h high and dry and only lost power for 24 hrs but what a pain in the arse.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:34 PM   #1559
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Hey Flyboy...glad to hear you are still above water. Try and stay that way bud. I narrowly missed losing two cars (my block always floods badly) but I got'em out just in time. The good news is...my neighborhood bar came through fine.
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I just wish you'd kept all that water down there in the Gulf where it belongs. After you Texans got done with it, you sent it all the way up here to Montana. It's wreaking havoc on my arthritic knees!
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