Re: [MBZ] Starting an old 300CD

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Replying to an old thread, but here's my take. He's got fuel (garage full of vaporized diesel) and he's got glow. I think you are spot-on with checking the valve adjustment to ensure the maximum of the last required element for a compression-ignition engine. Pull start procedure is in the

[MBZ] Small group

2011-02-21 Thread ned kleinhenz
the political and social situation in the prosperous and independent minded 1st century Galilee [district of the gentiles] Bill, That is almost as esoteric as maintaining a Mercedes diesel. Ned ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to

Re: [MBZ] W123 engine parts

2011-02-21 Thread Curt Raymond
My '78 and '83 240Ds have different mounts. The '83 has a bolt tensioner thing while the '78 has an eccentric. I don't know if the '78 mount would go on the '83, I suspect it would. -Curt Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:53:08 -0600 From: Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Curt Raymond
There is no economy in buying cheap RAM, you'll be buying the proper stuff again later or you'll get a new computer. Go to Crucial.com and plug in what your computer is and they'll get you the right stuff the first time at a reasonable price. -Curt Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:27:05 -0500 From:

Re: [MBZ] Small group

2011-02-21 Thread Mitch Haley
ned kleinhenz wrote: the political and social situation in the prosperous and independent minded 1st century Galilee [district of the gentiles] Bill, That is almost as esoteric as maintaining a Mercedes diesel. I bet there are more people on this list who do their own OM maintenance than

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
I had not thought of that, but if it is trying to read the entire document each time it would indeed take awhile. It actually works too quickly once it's running to be able to do that, but perhaps that is part of the problem when I wake it up after a brief pause. I'm still having a bit of an

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
Thanks Curt. I checked it out and they suggest 4 2GB modules, though my manual says the system will only support 4GB total RAM. I will probably do the 2 1GB upgrades to 4GB total, but probably won't try the possibly compatible 8GB upgrade - too much $ for me anyway, especially now with the

Re: [MBZ] Small group

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
Yeah, but I can do that [and I didn't even mention the philosophical influences, and what caused them, in the previous two centuries], but that stuff is much more understandable for me than the mechanical aspects of my much loved 30 YO diesel. Bill R -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread John Reames
Unless you are using a 64 bit version of windows, more than 3gb is of limited utility. -- John W Reames jwrea...@comcast.net Home: +14106646986 Mobile: +14437915905 On Feb 21, 2011, at 9:12, Bill Ringgold billr32...@comcast.net wrote: Thanks Curt. I checked it out and they suggest 4 2GB

Re: [MBZ] Small group

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
Being retired, I can finally restrict myself to the things I am interested in. Having a nephew who is part owner and shop manager of a local garage that works on MB helps also. His mastery of engines and things mechanical is [I suspect] broader and deeper than is mine of the historical

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
That is what I had been thinking [and one reason I stopped at 2.5GB][besides the cost], but the crucial.com analysis of my Dell 5100C says that more memory will be useful for a couple of reasons, though not fully utilized without the 64 bit version. Bill R -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Bill Ringgold wrote: Thanks Curt. I checked it out and they suggest 4 2GB modules, though my manual says the system will only support 4GB total RAM. I will probably do the 2 1GB upgrades to 4GB total, but probably won't try the possibly compatible 8GB upgrade - too much $ for me anyway,

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Douglas
I believe that the windows XP 32 bit can address 3.5 gigs of ram -Original Message- From: Mitch Haley Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 6:43 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out Bill Ringgold wrote: Thanks Curt. I checked it

Re: [MBZ] OT Audacity ?

2011-02-21 Thread Dieselhead
Aha! Thanks! I found i could play it and record it at the same time. But taking the real file to edit is way better! Thanks to all who contributed! I knew somebody in this group would have the answer. you can use PowerPoint or Open Office to extract the Audio from a PPS file Go here :

Re: [MBZ] W123 engine parts

2011-02-21 Thread Dieselhead
As long as you get the block mount and the tensioner mount, any diesel, OM621, OM615, OM616, OM617, will mount any alternator or generator from any other engine. My son's 110 200D 2.4 has an 81 OM616 engine with the alt and mounts from a 116 but I forget the engine type. Probably a 450

[MBZ] This is kinda fun *****WARNING: NOT MB CAR CONTENT ****

2011-02-21 Thread Rich Thomas
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/02/car-assembles-itself-owner-and-dog-watch.html Car assembles itself, owner and dog watch Car enthusiast Michael Bakiewicz http://michal-bakiewicz.pl/ put together this time lapse movie of his Suzuki car putting itself together. At least that's what

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Walt Zarnoch
Correct, 32 bit machines, or 64 bit machines running a 32 bit OS, can't address past 3.5ish gigabytes, due to the limitations of the 32 bit address space. Walt On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Douglas jgi...@comcast.net wrote: I believe that the windows XP 32 bit can address 3.5 gigs of ram

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
I think some here have suggested 3 is about max for a 32 bit program. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 9:43 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT -

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Curt Raymond
Windows XP 32 bit can only use 3GB of RAM, it can't conceive of more so there isn't a whole lot of point in having it EXCEPT, I've seen lots of cases where the motherboard was more comfortable having all the RAM match. Specifically we had a system certified for video editing years ago that

Re: [MBZ] OT Audacity ?

2011-02-21 Thread Dieselhead
I have tried saving the ppt as HTM now, and I get htm and gif files, one .js and one xml file. I can't find anything that looks like a sound file. Am I missing something? Interestingly, when I load the htm, the sound plays. I can't figure out where the sound lives. you can use

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Rick Knoble
Mitch wrote: How man GB can Winblows XP actually use, 3, 4? According to MS 4 GB. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to

Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer problem I can't figure out

2011-02-21 Thread Bill Ringgold
I have head stranger things than a computer with confidence issues. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:37 AM To: Diesel List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - A computer

Re: [MBZ] W123 engine parts

2011-02-21 Thread Fmiser
Mountain Man wrote: I am working on 83 240D. Does anyone know if there is a difference in alternator mount and bracket between 83 and 77? Different. They may be interchangeable - but I would expect the belt to be different. And the bracket is clearly not the same. -- Philip

Re: [MBZ] OT Audacity ?

2011-02-21 Thread Fmiser
Dieselhead wrote: I have tried saving the ppt as HTM now, and I get htm and gif files, one .js and one xml file. I can't find anything that looks like a sound file. Am I missing something? Interestingly, when I load the htm, the sound plays. I can't figure out where the sound lives. If

[MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
We're enjoying some very nice weather, about 75 with a nice breeze and sun, so time to get outside. Washed and waxed Blue (the '95), and decided to try out Wilton's trick of waxing the windows along with the rest of the car. The windshield, which is new, really seemed to absorb the wax (didn't

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread WILTON
Now that you're proficient, you can stop by on one of your trips and do a white'un or a black'un or even bofum. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Max Dillon meadedil...@bellsouth.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 1:59 PM

Re: [MBZ] I buy a 99 E430

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Kaleb - sounds like a great car for a better price. A friend just bought a 210 E320, and had the transmission re-tuned for a much more sporty ride (firmer/quicker shifts I suppose, maybe different shift timing). I haven't had a chance to drive it yet. I really like the looks of that body. -Max

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Rich Thomas
And the biting gnats have emerged out here on the fringe of America. And the oak trees are spewing tons of pollen. Ahhh, spring! --R On 2/21/2011 1:59 PM, Max Dillon wrote: We're enjoying some very nice weather, about 75 with a nice breeze and sun, so time to get outside. Washed and waxed

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Max Dillon wrote: We're enjoying some very nice weather, about 75 with a nice breeze and sun, so time to get outside. Washed and waxed Blue (the '95), and decided to try out Wilton's trick of waxing the windows along with the rest of the car. If it works like Rain-X, it'll be fine until you

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
I'll probably be in your neck of the woods again in a couple weeks, but how about lunch instead? I REALLY like McGuire's Quick Wax; goes on and off very easy and lasts a long time. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
No gnats yet over here in Mount Plastic; we pay HOA dues and high taxes so we don't have to put up with that unpleasantness. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 2:08 PM

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
I wonder if Rain-X is really just a good wax? -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 2:18 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

[MBZ] SDL Oil Pan, now heads falling off

2011-02-21 Thread Tim C
So... I finally finished the SDL's oil pan, after the poor thing sitting all winter today was a nice shiny day - high of 73 - so I was able to put the new pan on. As I was taking my last pass around the bolts to make sure everything was tight, I broke the head off one of the bolts into the block,

[MBZ] Aircraft Database -

2011-02-21 Thread LarryT
Lookup every airplane built! http://www.yanksair.com/ Enjoy - Very Cool! LarryT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go

Re: [MBZ] SDL Oil Pan, now heads falling off

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Tim, The nice thing about twisting a bolt off while tightening is that generally the remains will come out fairly easily. The ones that are tough are when you twist them off while trying to remove the bolt. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Rolf
Doesn't waxing your windshield ruin your blades? -Rolf On 02/21/2011 01:59 PM, Max Dillon wrote: We're enjoying some very nice weather, about 75 with a nice breeze and sun, so time to get outside. Washed and waxed Blue (the '95), and decided to try out Wilton's trick of waxing the windows

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread WILTON
'Seems like it. Wilton - Original Message - From: Max Dillon meadedil...@bellsouth.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:23 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today I wonder if Rain-X is really just a good wax? -Max

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread WILTON
Great! Let me know when you're coming through. Wilton - Original Message - From: Max Dillon meadedil...@bellsouth.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:21 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today I'll probably be in

Re: [MBZ] This is kinda fun *****WARNING: NOT MB CAR CONTENT ****

2011-02-21 Thread Dieselhead
Pits used to be common at service stations. Alex had one is his garage in Switzerland, as I recall. I think they are a lot more common un Europe. Hoists have gotten so cheap that it would cost less to install a hoist than a pit, IF you have the headroom! --R wrote: Car assembles

Re: [MBZ] OT Audacity ?

2011-02-21 Thread Dieselhead
I got it solved with a work around. i opened the ppt in winders and saved it as htm from there. That produced a .asf file for each slide. Then I went bac to mac and opened the sound files I wanted to edit in Audacity. When I was done, I exported them (.wav) and put them into the slide

Re: [MBZ] This is kinda fun *****WARNING: NOT MB CAR CONTENT ****

2011-02-21 Thread Mountain Man
--R wrote:   Car assembles itself, owner and dog watch Yeah - we each need a garage like that. I wish there were more of those types around. The last one I recall seeing was when I was a kid and there was a pit in the garage at my grampa's place. I wonder if that pit is still there in

Re: [MBZ] This is kinda fun *****WARNING: NOT MB CAR CONTENT ****

2011-02-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Dieselhead wrote: Pits used to be common at service stations. Alex had one is his garage in Switzerland, as I recall. I think they are a lot more common un Europe. Hoists have gotten so cheap that it would cost less to install a hoist than a pit, IF you have the headroom! The headroom

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
I don't see how it could ruin wiper blades, but I suspect that it could make the possibility of future chip repair more difficult or maybe impossible. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rolf Sent: Monday,

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Peter Frederick
More than anything else it will ruin your visibility in rain, it will smear something horrible as the wax starts to wear. Won't do the wiper blades any good, either, and it's impossible to get the wax off them, you will need to replace them. Peter, who has a very smeary windshield thanks

[MBZ] 124 AC woe

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
After washing and waxing the E300, I decided to see if the r134 needed a re-charge, as the AC will work well for about 10 minutes and then lose effectiveness. I'd noticed last summer that there was very little fluid visible in the sight glass. I drove around until the AC got weak, and then

Re: [MBZ] 124 AC woe

2011-02-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Max Dillon wrote: Anyone have any advice? Do I simply need to be more patient about letting the r134 bleed into the system? If the can has frost on it, it won't be able to supply freon to a system that's programmed NOT to frost the evaporator side of the system. Either wait for the can to

Re: [MBZ] 124 AC woe

2011-02-21 Thread Peter Frederick
You need some warm water to force the freon in -- partially immerse the can, it will boil and the gas will then go into the system. You have a frozen evaporator from low freon, that's why the pressure is so low on the low side (expansion valve is completely closed). You may also have

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff
I have used Rain-X since it first came out and was sold through dealers, a la Amsoil. You have to apply it per the directions, and do so exactly as described. Two coats to assure proper coverage, and a good buffing afterwards with a lightly dampened cloth. I use it regularly, and have done so

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
I guess I'll just present the bill to Wilton! I've tried Rain-X, and found it to work quite well for me. Used it on my old '85 300TD and on SWMBO's car. It is rather a pain to apply, so once my bottle was empty I decided to forgo the product as I didn't really want to spend the time applying

Re: [MBZ] 124 AC woe

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Thanks Mitch, I can find some way to warm the can, but the hose is probably too short for a bucket of warm water to work. -Max (with cheap gauge and cheap hose) -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley Sent:

Re: [MBZ] 124 AC woe

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Thanks Peter. I'm trying to add r134 with UV dye so that I can find any leak present. I hope no water is in the system. Compressor seems to be fine. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Peter Frederick Sent:

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Dan - that's my experience, but I don't care to take the time for the nice effect it has. -Max -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:18 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] This is kinda fun *****WARNING: NOT MB CAR CONTENT ****

2011-02-21 Thread Hendrik Fay
I am pretty sure pits have been banned, due to the possibility of fuel vapours collecting in them. Hendrik who has no pit Dieselhead wrote: Pits used to be common at service stations. Alex had one is his garage in Switzerland, as I recall. I think they are a lot more common un Europe.

Re: [MBZ] looking at the W116 300SD again

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
Beware the non-running car! My '95 E300 looked great, and it even ran (very poorly). It had some service records. It needed A LOT more work than was apparent (and still needs more). Offer very bottom dollar, and if he refuses be glad and go buy one that you can test drive. -Max -Original

Re: [MBZ] W123 engine parts for Uncle Scrooge

2011-02-21 Thread Max Dillon
I wonder if a 3-d printer could be made 'self feeding' using existing material at hand, and then it could make smaller 3-d printers, which would then make a even smaller printers, etc. etc. until you'd need a microscope to see them, but don't get too close or you may become 'infested' and used as

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Walt Zarnoch
What about the rain-x washer fluid? That stuff leaves streaks on anything... Walt, who only uses ammonia based cleansers on windshields... On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Max Dillon meadedil...@bellsouth.net wrote: Dan - that's my experience, but I don't care to take the time for the nice

Re: [MBZ] W123 engine parts for Uncle Scrooge

2011-02-21 Thread Rich Thomas
The Rip-rap is designed to be self-replicating, I suppose you could adjust the scale of the child creations... --R On 2/21/2011 8:12 PM, Max Dillon wrote: I wonder if a 3-d printer could be made 'self feeding' using existing material at hand, and then it could make smaller 3-d printers, which

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread WILTON
I must be getting Alzheimer's; 'don't remember ever waxing windows on a car. 'Used RainX coupla times on windshield of my 81 300D 7 or 8 years ago, though. That worked pretty good. Wilton - Original Message - From: Max Dillon meadedil...@bellsouth.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List'

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Mike Esh
sunday - 22 degrees and 14 inches of new snow here on west coast of Michigan! Sent from my iPad On Feb 21, 2011, at 2:08 PM, Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: And the biting gnats have emerged out here on the fringe of America. And the oak trees are spewing tons of

Re: [MBZ] SDL Oil Pan, now heads falling off

2011-02-21 Thread OK Don
I think you might need to remove the pan to get to the broken bolts --- On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Tim C bb...@crone.us wrote: So... I finally finished the SDL's oil pan, after the poor thing sitting all winter today was a nice shiny day - high of 73 - so I was able to put the new pan

[MBZ] More parts printing

2011-02-21 Thread WILTON
http://www.engadget.com/ Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff
Almost 80F today and sunny. No precipitation in the forecast. Dan Sent from my iPod On Feb 21, 2011, at 9:32 PM, Mike Esh michael...@me.com wrote: sunday - 22 degrees and 14 inches of new snow here on west coast of Michigan! Sent from my iPad On Feb 21, 2011, at 2:08 PM, Rich Thomas

[MBZ] Rear links, phase II

2011-02-21 Thread Peter Frederick
Finally go the three links replaced on the right side of the 300D tonight. Much nicer when it's above freezing in the garage, eh? Drives much better, but the creaking and groaning is still there -- separated subframe mounts that I'll have to deal with sometime when I have a long weekend.

Re: [MBZ] Did a Wilton on my car today

2011-02-21 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Peter Frederick psf...@earthlink.net wrote: Peter, who has a very smeary windshield thanks to the PO and rain-x. BTDT with two cars, one with a PO who was Rain-X-happy (I know because he told me) and one with a new car that had been sprayed all over by the