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danie_jc
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Mogger - new to this forum Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am the proud owner of a 404s for over a year now - and I have a few problems that I will be working on (or at least my local garage will!).

Firstly the engine has never really fired properly, I have now blown the head gasket, which hasn't helped!!! I tried replacing the carb and this had little effect and now am going to send it in for a rebuild. Is this a common problem with the 2.2 petrol?

Also the exhaust is knackered - so where is the best place to purchase a replacement?

Also anyone know where to get a right hand side (passenger) door top?

I know - lots of questions - all help appreciated - especially any specialists that know about these engines and can diagnose (and fix) faults.

Cheers
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minimog
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome to the ever growing group of mog owners
as for your parts you could go to mogparts in germany or andrepistorous also in germany we have a company in lancashire manfred at westfields but beware some times its cheeper to import direct from the german companys

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"IF IT CARNT BE FIXED WITH A BIG HAMMER"
IT MUST BE AN ELECTRICAL FAULT"
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danie_jc
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that - I have used Manfred in the past and found him very helpful.
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shaggy
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Joined: 08 Feb 2007
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Location: Manchester, UK


1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Doka

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Mogger - new to this forum Reply with quote

Hi Dude,

Good to see another mogger.

>I am the proud owner of a 404s for over a year now - and I have a few
>problems that I will be working on (or at least my local garage will!).
Just a note, the 404 is great to work on. Don't be scared of having a go yourself. Everything comes apart as it should and is beautifully made, the fact you can sit cross legged underneath and work on it is a bonus.

Change all the oils (engine, tranny (not GL5), fan hub, diffs (GL5 as they're hypoid) and portals (either I think - we run the GL5). Grease everything (cardans, throttle, clutch, ball joints at end of torque tubes, pedals.....and some more!).

Service the brakes (it's also less minging to change the portal oil while the wheels are off)

>Firstly the engine has never really fired properly, I have now blown the
>head gasket, which hasn't helped!!! I tried replacing the carb and this
>had little effect and now am going to send it in for a rebuild. Is this a
>common problem with the 2.2 petrol?
No, the 2.2 (and 2.8) are absolutely bomproof, overengineered, low power, low compression, low max revs.

Before the expense of a rebuild - where you'll feel obliged to replace everything at great $£$£$£$£$ - find a used one. There are a few on here who have cut up/parted out 404's (for the axles) or swapped engines. Also ask on the extreme section. May be much cheaper and quicker than a rebuild - then you'll have spares.

>Also the exhaust is knackered - so where is the best place to purchase a >replacement?
We sprung for an entire new one from Manfred at Westfield, frankly, it was a special treat. The exhaust is solidly mounted, yet made to flex (there's a loop that goes through across and down the chassis. So they're dear. If we hadn't spent so much time and money on ours, I would have munged it and rubber mounted it.

>Also anyone know where to get a right hand side (passenger) door top?
Ease if use - bet manfred could get one, with time and no money - ebay.de - I'm going to make mine (and use macralon high impact plastic)

>I know - lots of questions - all help appreciated - especially any
>specialists that know about these engines and can diagnose (and fix)
>faults.
Where abouts are you? Could possibly loan you a known good distributor.

See lots of pictures of mine in bits at http://www.foodfight.org.uk/mog/restoindex.shtml

jim

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danie_jc
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help - I'll post a wanted. I'm located in South Warwickshire
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Steveb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the mog forum Danie,

I have some doortops in need of refurb , and also engines/bits for engines , again would need some tidying up as the mogs they have been taken out of were standing in a field for 20 yrs. give me a shout if any of it is useful Wink

Cheers

Steveb
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