Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
David Bruckmann wrote: Whether it actually starts in 2nd or not may actually be a simple misunderstanding on the part of the PO. As far as I'm aware, all of the 722.3 transmissions used in later 123 and 126 models stay in second when stopped UNTIL you touch the accelerator, whereupon they

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dwight Giles Jr.
Kaleb, It's about 3 1/2 hours-175 miles from Goddard Park to Portland ME. Depends on how far downeast or up north you are in Mane as Portland is really southern Maine. But the picnic site is only 10/15 miles off I 95 so if you were going through, it would be an easy stop.. Dwight Dwight Giles

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
So how many miles is wickford from Boston? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 6:54 AM, Dwight Giles Jr. degco...@cox.net wrote: Kaleb, It's about 3 1/2 hours-175 miles from Goddard Park to Portland ME. Depends on how far downeast or up north you are in Mane as Portland is really southern

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dwight Giles Jr.
I work out of Boston-it's exactly 70 miles from my house to south Boston-the near the JFK museum. The picnic is a bit further north east from Wickford- it's about 70 miles to Logan Airport in Boston and 65 miles from downtown. It's only about 5 miles from Providence airport. Dwight Giles Jr.

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
Hmmm. Might have to make it out there. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 7:55 AM, Dwight Giles Jr. degco...@cox.net wrote: I work out of Boston-it's exactly 70 miles from my house to south Boston-the near the JFK museum. The picnic is a bit further north east from Wickford- it's about 70

[MBZ] Way Back Machine

2011-03-06 Thread LWB250
Mitch posted this great video of Hef and the Playboy 727. What's even better is seeing his 600LWB and the huge VTR in the plane playing Playboy After Dark... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNEyvJgfKfMfeature=autofb Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread degcoast
We'd love to have you. Where are you? Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Dimitri Seretakis dsereta...@yahoo.com Sender: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 05:22:05 To: Mercedes Discussion Listmercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
I'm in Weston. Sounds like this could be fun! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 8:25 AM, degco...@cox.net wrote: We'd love to have you. Where are you? Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Dimitri Seretakis dsereta...@yahoo.com Sender:

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread rogerhga
Just to add some confusion...my 80 300SD 116 starts in first gear without using the kick down. I've had it for 14 years and that's how it has always worked. My 83 300D also works the same. The only time the kick down works is if I floor the pedal...then it kicks down like I would expect it to.

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
Wow. That's got to be a record for most miles on an original MB automatic transmission! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 9:01 AM, roger...@comcast.net wrote: Just to add some confusion...my 80 300SD 116 starts in first gear without using the kick down. I've had it for 14 years and

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
So which is more work 1)detaching the IP, manifold, and turbo before swapping out the motor; or 2) simply replacing the head with a used one from a 300TD that has the SLS pump? On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 4:26 AM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: David Bruckmann wrote: Whether it actually

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
roger...@comcast.net wrote: Just to add some confusion...my 80 300SD 116 starts in first gear without using the kick down. 78-79 power the kickdown through the overboost safety relay. It's supposed to sit in 2nd at a stnadstill with your foot on the brake, then drop into first as you take

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Walt Zarnoch
#2 is harder for sure, timing chain, head gasket, valve cover, etc... Walt On Mar 6, 2011 9:59 AM, andrew strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com wrote: So which is more work 1)detaching the IP, manifold, and turbo before swapping out the motor; or 2) simply replacing the head with a used one from a

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Walt Zarnoch wrote: #2 is harder for sure, timing chain, head gasket, valve cover, etc... But, on the other hand, there's shift linkage, driveshaft, etc for a engine/tranny swap. Manifolds gotta go either way, if one of the engines has the CA setup and you want to get rid of it.

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
For my money, changing the head is easier/cheaper than changing the engine or engine/trans combo. This is most likely borne out is flat rate manuals for inline 4,5,6 cyl engines. It also needs no engine hoist. For the air cooled horizontally opposed VWs, and some other things, the engine

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Dieselhead wrote: For my money, changing the head is easier/cheaper than changing the engine or engine/trans combo. This is most likely borne out is flat rate manuals for inline 4,5,6 cyl engines. It also needs no engine hoist. I'd use the hoist anyway. The head isn't light, especially if

Re: [MBZ] '78 240D clutch rod

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
The part I don't understand about your MC issues is that there isn't a bleed port on the MC. The system bleeds entirely through the slave, which is why you must pressure bleed it. The MC from my '83 fit just fine in the '78, no problems with bolt up or anything. Worst thing for me is that the

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
Because of the shape of the highways unless you go through Canada you pretty much have to go through MA to go to Maine and RI is just half an hour or so south of where the east/west and north/south highways meet. Just reschedule your trip, easy this far out. -Curt Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
New England goes on for another 500 miles north by the time you hit the end of Maine... Fly in, you can go from PDX to PVD cheap on Southwest... -Curt Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 15:06:06 -0700 From: Bob Rentfro azbob...@gmail.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] How a Norwegian farmer rescues his (diesel) tractor

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
Not a new technique. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of farmers have been killed trying this though, its easy for the tractor to flip and crush the operator. -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:08:49 EST From: relng...@aol.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: [MBZ] How a Norwegian farmer rescues

Re: [MBZ] Way Back Machine

2011-03-06 Thread Rich Thomas
It was a DC-9 owned by Purdue Airlines (and based at the Purdue Airport!), leased to Hef. When I was in school, it was parked near the Aero Lab hanger a good bit of the time. Never got to get on it though, boo. --R On 3/6/2011 8:25 AM, LWB250 wrote: Mitch posted this great video of Hef and

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
My '84 190D doesn't kick down unless I cram down on the go pedal, even then sometimes theres a long delay before it kicks down. In the spring I need to spend some quality time adjusting things I think... -Curt Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 21:38:11 -0800 From: David Bruckmann

Re: [MBZ] How a Norwegian farmer rescues his (diesel) tractor

2011-03-06 Thread Rich Thomas
Killed Merle Watson, but ol Doc is still going. --R On 3/6/2011 12:20 AM, Craig wrote: On Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:08:49 EST relng...@aol.com wrote: www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2011/how-to-get-tractor-out-of-mud-p1.php Nice work. The comments about the tractor flipping backward are to be paid

Re: [MBZ] Way Back Machine

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
I dunno the 1 video player and rockin 8 track audio are pretty fun, as is the film projector. All the AV in that plane could be taken care of by a laptop now, and not even a particularly expensive one. -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 05:25:14 -0800 (PST) From: LWB250 lwb...@yahoo.com To: Banned

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski
Andrew, What is wrong with the engine and transmission in the car? I don't see any need to change anything unless the engine or transmission has some very serious failure. In fact, such a swap would decrease the value of the car. I say leave it, maintain it and enjoy. Jaime On Sat, Mar 5,

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
What about the while you're at it costs? Like, if you're going to have the head off anyway you might as well go through it and check everything and replace guides and whatnot. Then you might as well ream the ridge on the engine and maybe consider rings and hone... Depending on how long you

[MBZ] Andrew is this your new 300TD?

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/2193059840.html -Curt ___ 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] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Jaime Kopchinski wrote: Andrew, What is wrong with the engine and transmission in the car? I don't see any need to change anything unless the engine or transmission has some very serious failure. In fact, such a swap would decrease the value of the car. I say leave it, maintain it and enjoy.

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski
Ah... I get it... so the CA 300TD would supply the engine for his current 300TD... its all clear now. Carry on! Jaime On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Jaime Kopchinski wrote: Andrew, What is wrong with the engine and transmission in the car? I don't

[MBZ] 300TD manual trans in MI

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
http://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/2245688857.html And the Big Yellow Taxi is still for sale, now with 'over 35mpg': http://lansing.craigslist.org/cto/2243489274.html Nobody bought the 1964 190D project either: http://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/2242666037.html

Re: [MBZ] Way Back Machine

2011-03-06 Thread LWB250
I didn't catch the 8 track. I did, however, catch the movie title. Think the choice of movies was intentional? Poos who visited the Playboy Club at Lake Geneva on a family (yes, family!) vacation --- On Sun, 3/6/11, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dwight Giles Jr.
Oh-OK-that's about the same distance- probably an hour and half (unless you are driving a 240D.) Well we have had a lot of fun the last three years even when we dodged raindrops. I trust you saw the photos from last year on Curt's blog. We will keep you in the loop as we send out details

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread ernest breakfield
Andrew, i think the present owner is confused. as i understand it (at least with our '85 300D), the injection pump and trans/torque converter are unique to the '85 vs earlier 300Ds, as may be the rear differential ratio. (i'm not sure if the rear dif is the same in the TD or not.)

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
I never saw photos. Which is Curt's website? I'll likely be taking the 240D...but I push that baby to the limit as I drive it from Maine to DC and back once or twice a month! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Dwight Giles Jr. degco...@cox.net wrote: Oh-OK-that's about the same

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Dimitri Seretakis wrote: I never saw photos. Which is Curt's website? I'll likely be taking the 240D...but I push that baby to the limit as I drive it from Maine to DC and back once or twice a month! Curt Raymond wrote: This year's ChowdaQ blew all expectations, 10 MB's (2 of other

[MBZ] FW: 2010 ChowdaQ a smashing success!

2011-03-06 Thread Dwight Giles Jr.
Dimitri and others Here is the old post with the link to the photos from 2010. I hear you about the 240D-all jokes aside -I pounded my 79 between South County RI and Boston -mostly on I 95 for about 7 years-300-500 miles a week. I miss that car. Dwight Giles Jr. 1982 300CD 220K miles 1990 300D

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
Ernest, your assessment is spot-on. The improvements solely for the 1985 model year 300TD that you enumerated necessitate my searching for only that year for an engine swap out. On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 2:55 PM, ernest breakfield erne...@backyardengineering.org wrote: Andrew, i think the

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
Well said, Mitch, although Jaime makes a good case to leave well enough alone On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Jaime Kopchinski wrote: Andrew, What is wrong with the engine and transmission in the car? I don't see any need to change anything unless

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
The subject llne for this thread need to be edited to include the DATE On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Dimitri Seretakis wrote: I never saw photos. Which is Curt's website? I'll likely be taking the 240D...but I push that baby to the limit as I drive it

Re: [MBZ] '78 240D clutch rod

2011-03-06 Thread Mountain Man
Curt wrote: The part I don't understand about your MC issues is that there isn't a bleed port on the MC. The system bleeds entirely through the slave, which is why you must pressure bleed it. Mine is a one way line from MC to slave. The bleed in the MC is at the top of the cylinder travel

Re: [MBZ] How a Norwegian farmer rescues his (diesel) tractor

2011-03-06 Thread Mountain Man
I think I heard some banned language there... but I don't really understand norwegian. mao ___ 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

[MBZ] valve stem seals replacement

2011-03-06 Thread glenn brown
I'm still pondering whether or not I should attempt replacing the valve stem seals on my '85 300TD and, for anyone who is familiar with this job, is the assembly mandrel for valve stem seals tool (617 589 00 43 00) necessary or can the seals be installed without using this special tool? TIA.

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
In case you did miss it: ChowdaQ 2010: http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/curtludwig/ChowdaQ 2010/ ChowdaQ 2009: http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/curtludwig/ChowdaQ 2009/ ChowdaQ 2008: http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/curtludwig/ChowdaQ 2008/ -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011

[MBZ] New Stereo for Red

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
Finally put a new headunit in the '84 190D today, the Becker Grand Prix (early one, I forget the model) was driving me crazy. The new Kenwood (originally purchased for my now deceased '85 190D) has CD, USB and aux input. I sprang for the wiring kit so installation was super easy. I wired in

Re: [MBZ] New Stereo for Red

2011-03-06 Thread Luther's Benz
If you remove the console pannel to access the fader switch, there are 4 connectors there, one for each speaker. nbsp;Tap in there for clean access to your speakers without going into the dash. Luther -- Sent from my Palm Pre On Mar 6, 2011 4:43 PM, Curt Raymond lt;curtlud...@yahoo.comgt;

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dimitri Seretakis
Thanks Curt. I'm not sure why I missed this event all these years. Sounds like fun. I'll try my best to make it. Dimitri Sent from my iPhone On Mar 6, 2011, at 5:39 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: In case you did miss it: ChowdaQ 2010:

Re: [MBZ] valve stem seals replacement

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
Do it. No special tools required. You will like the results, if you have smoke on startup. Rule #1 USE ONLY OEM SEALS! Rusty has em. OE seals are cheaper than FLAPS seals, and better. Take off the valve cover, remove the tensioner for the chain. Remove the valve followers. now come the

Re: [MBZ] Way Back Machine

2011-03-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Its amazing the amount of black smoke coming out of that thing when it takes off On 3/6/2011 10:21 AM, Rich Thomas wrote: It was a DC-9 owned by Purdue Airlines (and based at the Purdue Airport!), leased to Hef. When I was in school, it was parked near the Aero Lab hanger a good bit of the

[MBZ] Changing the thermostat on the E420

2011-03-06 Thread Craig
Since I got the '94 E420 running, I noticed that its temperature was low when it was cold outside. A few weeks ago, I changed the thermostat and found more joy under the hood. :-) I took pictures of the process and have attached them. Picture 0 shows the overall view of the engine compartment

[MBZ] Today's Work: Changing a W124's Headlight Switch

2011-03-06 Thread Craig
Today's work was changing the '94 E420's headlight switch, about which I asked about a month ago. I'll forego the detailed explanations and just attach the pictures, since it's getting late. Craig -- Present:'94 E420Oskar 119 kmi '82

Re: [MBZ] 300TD manual trans in MI

2011-03-06 Thread Hendrik Fay
Hmmnh, makes no mention of rust, betcha the bottom is pretty much rusted out. Hendrik who hates rust, bloody useless stuff Mitch Haley wrote: Nobody bought the 1964 190D project either: http://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/2242666037.html ___

Re: [MBZ] '78 240D clutch rod

2011-03-06 Thread Jim Cathey
The part I don't understand about your MC issues is that there isn't a bleed port on the MC. The system bleeds entirely through the slave, which is why you must pressure bleed it. The system, by the book, bleeds entirely through the MC, back to the reservoir. You use the lower bleed screw to

Re: [MBZ] FW: 2010 ChowdaQ a smashing success!

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
And I flogged it 110 miles a day most of the summer and fall until the 190D came on line. Just took it to my in-laws this evening, it sat all week and fired right up no issue. I'll trade it for your 300CD anytime you want! ;) -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:37:53 -0500 From: Dwight Giles Jr.

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread David Bruckmann
Indeed, the pre-1980 (722.1) diesel transmissions started in second unless you mash the pedal to force a kickdown. That would have applied to the early 240D and non-turbo 300D up to and including 1979. The 126 diesels did the cable kickdown from the beginning of the series (1981). Not sure

Re: [MBZ] valve stem seals replacement

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
So why are you doing it? Marshall claimed there was no need on diesels but there were folks on here (Dave M?) who claimed it was required... -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:09:41 -0500 From: glenn brown g_010...@hotmail.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: [MBZ] valve stem seals replacement

Re: [MBZ] New Stereo for Red

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
Down by the shifter you mean? Almost as much hassle as removing the kick panel or dash cluster... -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:47:34 -0600 From: Luther's Benz benz-n-h...@gulseth.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] New Stereo for Red Message-ID:

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond
We have a good time. I'm debating the feasibility of making french fries onsite... -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 14:52:50 -0800 (PST) From: Dimitri Seretakis dsereta...@yahoo.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ Message-ID:

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread degcoast
We need to find a propane fired fry kettle. Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com Sender: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 18:05:09 To: Diesel Listmercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] FW: 2010 ChowdaQ a smashing success!

2011-03-06 Thread degcoast
Well I have thought about that. A stick 240D is as solid and dependable as you can get. Maybe I will be tired of the 300CD by the ChowdaQ. Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com Sender: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] 300TD manual trans in MI

2011-03-06 Thread Allan Streib
Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net writes: Nobody bought the 1964 190D project either: http://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/2242666037.html And if you don't want that money pit, there's this one: http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/2247755027.html Allan -- 1983 300D

Re: [MBZ] Changing the thermostat on the E420

2011-03-06 Thread OK Don
Good write-up and photo series. Which reminds me, there is a leak around the water pump on the ML320 -- which is only 1½ years old. This means that the indie shop that replaced it botched the job. I can't see around the pump well enough to tell exactly where it's coming from, but there aren't many

Re: [MBZ] Today's Work: Changing a W124's Headlight Switch

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
Wow! I thought the old ones were a job! They are a cakewalk compared to that. Still, Not quite as bad as having to do the evaporator Today's work was changing the '94 E420's headlight switch, about which I asked about a month ago. I'll forego the detailed explanations and just attach the

Re: [MBZ] valve stem seals replacement

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
Why? After 25-30 years, the rubber gets rotten After 20-30 years and 200-400K miles, they are worn out. When the turbo is running, , it may be true that the small pressure boost may help prevent oil loss, but how much time does your engine spend with the turbo not at full boost/low boost/no

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
Got a turkey fryer? If you can find a way to scoop em out, or have a basket, the fryer makes good fries. I made white sweet tater fires for turkey day. They were really good. I hand cut the fries with a 10 chef knife. x We have a good time. I'm debating the feasibility of making french

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread degcoast
Sounds delicious. I was wondering about a propane seafood boil kettle-they are common here have baskets-I don't know if they would get hot enough for oil. Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com Sender:

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread Dieselhead
Same thing! Down in Cajun country the same one serves for seafood boil and for frying crawdaddy, or whatever. Unless you want to spring for peanut oil, canola oil has a lower smoke point than soy oil. Heat it to 375, add the fries a little at a time, just enough to keep the oil from boiling

Re: [MBZ] Save the Date-2011 ChowdaQ

2011-03-06 Thread degcoast
Cool. Thanks. Looks like we will have Dieselhead fries. I have thought about steaming clams in addition to chowdah. Dwight Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com Sender: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:41:42

Re: [MBZ] California Version - 1985 300TD

2011-03-06 Thread David Bruckmann
Finally dredged up my TDM. Boiled down version: Non-turbos 123.123 (240D), 123.130 (300D), 123.190 (300TD) up to 1979: start in second, no kickdown unless full throttle applied. 1980 to September 1984: 123.12x; 123.13x and 123.19x (turbo and non-turbo): idle in second, kickdown to first with

Re: [MBZ] New Stereo for Red

2011-03-06 Thread Benz Hogs
Yes, down by the shifter. Luther KB5QHUOak Park, IL '87 300SDL (312,xxx mi) '91 Dodge Ram 150 (290,xxx mi) On 3/6/2011 8:04 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: Down by the shifter you mean? Almost as much hassle as removing the kick panel or dash cluster... -Curt Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:47:34

Re: [MBZ] Today's Work: Changing a W124's Headlight Switch

2011-03-06 Thread Craig
On Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:51:52 -0600 Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com wrote: Wow! I thought the old ones were a job! They are a cakewalk compared to that. Still, Not quite as bad as having to do the evaporator Actually, I thought it was a fairly decent job to do. I actually felt good about