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It's official - My new 300GD

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vadimivanovich
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Re: It's official - My new 300GD

Post#181 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:30 pm

If you adjust the hood pin down a bit, the longer length may help to reach the latch. Otherwise, as Otiswesty points out, the base can be loosened and aligned better to the hood pin.
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Chris
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Re: It's official - My new 300GD

Post#182 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:35 pm

is the hood release handle pushed back to the locked position (in)? if its stuck in release position the hood may not latch.

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Post#183 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:55 pm

I'm with Chris on this one, G-Unit has the same issue. All I have to do is push the release lever forward and go back and push down on the hood. I never have to slam the hood, just push the lever back in and come out and push on the hood. Sometimes it takes a couple shots to get it to latch but it always does.
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tiktaalik
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Re: It's official - My new 300GD

Post#184 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:07 pm

Pushing the release lever forward worked for quite some time until it didn’t and now it doesn’t. The cable definitely feels like it needs lubed but looking into the latch mechanism I expected to see how it would latch in the first place. Without complete disassembly I can’t see how it is supposed to latch.

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tiktaalik
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Post#185 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:13 am

Chris is correct. The hood release lever mechanism has a sleeve that is supposed to hold onto the cable as the wire is sliding back and forth inside of it. The sleeve for some reason isn’t grabbing the cable any more so when the lever is actuated it’s just pushing the cable back and forth as opposed to the wire inside of it. Just need to make sure I grab the cable when putting the lever back into its original latched position.

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tiktaalik
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Post#186 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Is there an oil pressure port on the OM617A engine? If so, where is it located? I am planning to install an oil pressure sender.

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Post#187 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:05 pm

The sender location is at the bottom of the oil filter housing.
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tiktaalik
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Re: It's official - My new 300GD

Post#188 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:04 pm

Do you happen to know the thread of that port? Is it M10x1?

goat wrote:The sender location is at the bottom of the oil filter housing.

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Otiswesty
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Re: It's official - My new 300GD

Post#189 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:03 pm

Post the info once you figure it out, I plan to install an oil pressure gauge on the truck as well.

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Post#190 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:38 pm

Sorry, no I don't.
I believe you can find the thread size by finding the specs of the oil pressure sensor.
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