Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Mitch,

Your email arrived last night?

Did exactly that test, couple of times.  No spots, the reservoir level didn't 
change.

I've ordered a FTE master cylinder from Auto Haus AZ, $144 plus shipping, 
should have that by Thursday evening.

Interestingly I can find rebuild kits for FTE MCs, haven't looked too hard but 
one price was $75.  I may have to snag a good FTE MC core from the junkyard and 
store that away with a rebuild kit.  So tempting to hoard parts...
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On August 1, 2015 12:50:32 PM EDT, Mitch Haley via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
Park it over a dry spot and pump the brakes a bit. 
If there are no obvious leaks, MC seems likely. 
Leaks in lines, hoses or calipers should put fluid on the ground. 

Which reminds me, the e320 had that sinking feeling when I moved it
last night. 
Need go move it again and check for spots in the dirt. 

Mitch.

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[MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

pass fail

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Re: [MBZ] OT AC Unit

2015-08-05 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Those home warranties are great.  I made claims to replace an ancient water
heater and fix a Kitchenaid dishwasher in 2 years.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Well we still have a home warranty for another month that came with the
 house, will call them and have somebody come out

 Sent from my iPhone

  On Aug 5, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  My new HVAC units have a timer in the control board for the inside air
 handler, so the blower fan stays on for about a minute after the outside
 unit shuts off.  It also delays blowing air for a bit after the outside
 unit starts.
 
  I think your air handler control board is either faulty or getting a bad
 signal from the thermostat, if your system is anything like mine.
 
  A new control board is probably cheaper than a service call, maybe swap
 in a new board first?
  --
  Max Dillon
  Charleston SC
  '87 300TD
  '95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] OT AC Unit

2015-08-05 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Well we still have a home warranty for another month that came with the house, 
will call them and have somebody come out

Sent from my iPhone

 On Aug 5, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 My new HVAC units have a timer in the control board for the inside air 
 handler, so the blower fan stays on for about a minute after the outside unit 
 shuts off.  It also delays blowing air for a bit after the outside unit 
 starts.
 
 I think your air handler control board is either faulty or getting a bad 
 signal from the thermostat, if your system is anything like mine.
 
 A new control board is probably cheaper than a service call, maybe swap in a 
 new board first?
 -- 
 Max Dillon
 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] OT AC Unit

2015-08-05 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
With the exception of that one time the outside unit seems to be off but the 
inside unit is running at random. There are some back door settings in the 
thermostat that I adjusted slightly but nothing that I would think would affect 
it. I agree it sounds like a relay or control board issue. If the thermo sends 
12v signal to turn on unit, then if the thermostat is removed the 12v signal is 
removed and that should turn off the unit. If this is the case I think that 
rules out the thermostat as the problem.

Sent from my iPhone

 On Aug 4, 2015, at 10:52 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 The thermostat sends a 12 volt signal [typically] which triggers a relay in
 the outside unit which connects 220 volt lugs to run the compressor pump
 and the cooling fans for the outside condenser.
 
 Very often, the symptoms which you describe, happen when the 220 Volt
 contacts become worn from arcing on contact and then stick together.
 Another thing that happens is the springs that force the contacts apart
 when the thermostat signal says disconnect become weak and the contacts
 stay connected..
 
 It will of course cause your compressor to fail from overheating after
 running for hours while you are away from home [don't ask how I learned
 this].
 
 I suggest it's a good time to call your local AC company for a service
 call, if you don't feel comfortable addressing it yourself..
 If you do.. pull the service disconnect prior to opening anything
 electrical and of course be sure your unit is not going to kill you.
 
 Good luck
 
 Grant...
 
 On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:34 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 So the inside unit has been running a while but outside unit not, its at
 set temp of 73.  It turned off a minute ago for about 1 minute and now has
 turned back on again.  Thermstat says its calling for cooling and outside
 unit is running.  Will see if it turns off in a few minutes
 
 
 On 8/4/2015 10:18 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
 
 A couple of weeks ago I noticed the blower would kick on at random on the
 house ac unit even when it did not call for cooling (outside unit not
 running just inside unit).  Sometimes it would run for 30 seconds then shut
 off.  Sometimes when it does call for cooling when its done it will shut
 off then a couple of minutes later the inside unit will kick on.  I was not
 sure if this was some sort of feature or what.  Anyway, last night I
 noticed it was starting to get cold in the house and it had been blowing
 for a while.  Thermostat was set to go to 73 at night.  It was 71 inside
 temp indicated in the thermostat which was below the set temp. The outside
 unit was running but it seemed to be stuck.  Not sure if it is a thermostat
 issue or some sort of control board issue on the inside or outside unit.  I
 turned the thermostat off and it continued to run.  I even actually removed
 the thermostat from the wall base plate so it was not connected and it
 still ran. Question is, should it not completely shut down if the
 thermostat is removed or if the stat was stuck in cooling mode and sent
 signal to the unit to turn on, will it continue to run until a signal is
 sent to turn it off so in other words even with thermostat removed it is
 not sending the off signal?  I ended up flipping the breakers off for a
 minute then back on.  I am thinking the outside unit did not come back on
 but the inside unit did and blew for a while then eventually shut off.
 Sitting here right now I am thinking I am having the same problem. I just
 cant figure out why it seems to only do it at night.
 
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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

You passed to FAIL!



pass fail

--R


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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I think Kaleb needs to change / empty the spam filters?

List has been acting a little strange lately, something's not right (but it
can't be me, right!).

-
Max
Charleston SC
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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Interestingly, I saw the original msg in my (new) gmail acct right away 
but it has not yet shown up here in the acct from which I sent it.


I have been rejected for a few days now, it looks like I am once again 
part of the cabal.  I'm wondering my original email provider has gone 
wonky, or if it and okiebenz are having a spat.


--R



On 8/5/15 11:02 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:

You passed to FAIL!



pass fail

--R


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Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

the engine ingested all the gas and ran away, destroying the engine.


Can't happen unless you put/left it in neutral.  The brakes are
stronger than the engine.  With an automatic you'll be limited to
the stall speed of the TC, maybe 1800RPM 'til the outside fuel
runs out.  On a manny, you should be able to kill the engine.
Unless either the brakes or the clutch are weak.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

Packing nut leak?  Overflow screw leaks?  Or was the O-ring that
is part of the new connection scheme faulty?  (I believe the new
plastic handscrew relies upon an O-ring seal.  Versus the [old,
and still there] LH screw thread seal that is metal-on-metal.)

Either way, when suspecting a leak a spray of soapy water is
always in order before applying fire!

I'm glad there was no lasting damage, to anyone/anything.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Power Booster saga

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

Could be hoses, could be the caliper.


Could be the MC.  I had a rear-circuit lockup on the 190D that
turned out to be a defective MC.  I took it apart, found the little
nipple on the release valve that was too short, and filed things
so that it made more secure contact.  Never had any trouble with it
after that.  I did replace the rear brake caliper parts that were
damaged by the fire.  (The fire is what finally released the pressure
and allowed the car to be driven again.  That  was fun.)

If you don't install the MC right the pedal doesn't effectively
retract enough on release to uncover the pressure release ports
in the MC.  Mine were right on the edge, based on ambient temperature.
Sometimes they worked, but on a hot day...

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

I have been burning daylight at a good rate, Sir!


Where I grew up, you weren't 'burning' daylight unless you were
in some sense wasting it!  Sounds like you were just using it,
right proper.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anyone that runs 20-30 year old cars and works on them themselves is 
strange.  Therefore the list is made up of strange people.  Therefore 
the list is strange.



I think Kaleb needs to change / empty the spam filters?

List has been acting a little strange lately, something's not right (but it
can't be me, right!).

-
Max
Charleston SC


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Re: [MBZ] Winmutt - R U here?

2015-08-05 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
Max.If no reply form Winmutt, I have both kinds of pre-chamber lock ring 
removal tool, slot and spline.

Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

 Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:39:57 -0400
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: [MBZ] Winmutt - R U here?
 From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 CC: dillonm...@gmail.com
 
 I need to rent your pre-chamber locking ring tool, I think.
 -
 Max
 Charleston SC
  
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-08-05 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
Jim, et al.That was a non-coms polite smart-ass reply to an ossifers 
over-stating the obvious. Sir!With all due respect to your rank and commission, 
Sir!The military and I did not rub along too well.

Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

 Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 08:50:10 -0700
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?
 From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 CC: jim.cathey...@gmail.com
 
  I have been burning daylight at a good rate, Sir!
 
 Where I grew up, you weren't 'burning' daylight unless you were
 in some sense wasting it!  Sounds like you were just using it,
 right proper.
 
 -- Jim
  
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Re: [MBZ] Winmutt - R U here?

2015-08-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Awesome!  Winmutt's closer (hotlanta), I'll give him 24 hours to read his
email and then let you know.

I've got a few reasons piling up to make a trip in that direction.
Somebody should organize another Rusty-Q and then I'll have to go.

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Fred Moir via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Max.If no reply form Winmutt, I have both kinds of pre-chamber lock ring
 removal tool, slot and spline.

 Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

  Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:39:57 -0400
  To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Subject: [MBZ] Winmutt - R U here?
  From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
  CC: dillonm...@gmail.com
 
  I need to rent your pre-chamber locking ring tool, I think.
  -
  Max
  Charleston SC

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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-08-05 Thread WILTON via Mercedes

And I understood very well while taking no offense whatever.  ;)

BTW, Fred, I didn't get along very well with the military BS, either.  'Wish 
I had taken good notes to write a sizable book on some the unbelievable crap 
we all endured.


Wilton

- Original Message - 
From: Fred Moir via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Fred Moir fredh.s...@hotmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?


Jim, et al.That was a non-coms polite smart-ass reply to an ossifers 
over-stating the obvious. Sir!With all due respect to your rank and 
commission, Sir!The military and I did not rub along too well.


Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.


Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 08:50:10 -0700
To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?
From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
CC: jim.cathey...@gmail.com

 I have been burning daylight at a good rate, Sir!

Where I grew up, you weren't 'burning' daylight unless you were
in some sense wasting it!  Sounds like you were just using it,
right proper.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] OT AC Unit

2015-08-05 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I once had spiders build a nest inside the main contactor for the
compressor.  The pros sold me a hard-start kit before I found the real
problem.

 -Original Message-
 From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of
 Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
 Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:03 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT AC Unit
 
 With the exception of that one time the outside unit seems to be off but
the
 inside unit is running at random. There are some back door settings in the
 thermostat that I adjusted slightly but nothing that I would think would
affect
 it. I agree it sounds like a relay or control board issue. If the thermo
sends 12v
 signal to turn on unit, then if the thermostat is removed the 12v signal
is
 removed and that should turn off the unit. If this is the case I think
that rules
 out the thermostat as the problem.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Aug 4, 2015, at 10:52 PM, G Mann via Mercedes
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  The thermostat sends a 12 volt signal [typically] which triggers a
  relay in the outside unit which connects 220 volt lugs to run the
  compressor pump and the cooling fans for the outside condenser.
 
  Very often, the symptoms which you describe, happen when the 220 Volt
  contacts become worn from arcing on contact and then stick together.
  Another thing that happens is the springs that force the contacts
  apart when the thermostat signal says disconnect become weak and the
  contacts stay connected..
 
  It will of course cause your compressor to fail from overheating after
  running for hours while you are away from home [don't ask how I
  learned this].
 
  I suggest it's a good time to call your local AC company for a service
  call, if you don't feel comfortable addressing it yourself..
  If you do.. pull the service disconnect prior to opening anything
  electrical and of course be sure your unit is not going to kill you.
 
  Good luck
 
  Grant...
 
  On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:34 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
  mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  So the inside unit has been running a while but outside unit not, its
  at set temp of 73.  It turned off a minute ago for about 1 minute and
  now has turned back on again.  Thermstat says its calling for cooling
  and outside unit is running.  Will see if it turns off in a few
  minutes
 
 
  On 8/4/2015 10:18 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
 
  A couple of weeks ago I noticed the blower would kick on at random
  on the house ac unit even when it did not call for cooling (outside
  unit not running just inside unit).  Sometimes it would run for 30
  seconds then shut off.  Sometimes when it does call for cooling when
  its done it will shut off then a couple of minutes later the inside
  unit will kick on.  I was not sure if this was some sort of feature
  or what.  Anyway, last night I noticed it was starting to get cold
  in the house and it had been blowing for a while.  Thermostat was
  set to go to 73 at night.  It was 71 inside temp indicated in the
  thermostat which was below the set temp. The outside unit was
  running but it seemed to be stuck.  Not sure if it is a thermostat
  issue or some sort of control board issue on the inside or outside
  unit.  I turned the thermostat off and it continued to run.  I even
  actually removed the thermostat from the wall base plate so it was
  not connected and it still ran. Question is, should it not
  completely shut down if the thermostat is removed or if the stat was
  stuck in cooling mode and sent signal to the unit to turn on, will
  it continue to run until a signal is sent to turn it off so in other
  words even with thermostat removed it is not sending the off signal?
  I ended up flipping the breakers off for a minute then back on.  I am
 thinking the outside unit did not come back on but the inside unit did and
 blew for a while then eventually shut off.
  Sitting here right now I am thinking I am having the same problem. I
  just cant figure out why it seems to only do it at night.
 
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-08-05 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
Wilton.I'd pay good money to read such a book!

Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:54:06 -0400
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?
 From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 CC: wilt...@nc.rr.com
 
 And I understood very well while taking no offense whatever.  ;)
 
 BTW, Fred, I didn't get along very well with the military BS, either.  'Wish 
 I had taken good notes to write a sizable book on some the unbelievable crap 
 we all endured.
 
 Wilton
  
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Stupidity depresses me, don't think I'd want to read it. I also don't watch
news, only selectively read it.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Fred Moir via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Wilton.I'd pay good money to read such a book!

 Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

 
  BTW, Fred, I didn't get along very well with the military BS, either.
 'Wish
  I had taken good notes to write a sizable book on some the unbelievable
 crap
  we all endured.
 
  Wilton



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Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

On 05/08/2015 8:14 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Mitch,

Your email arrived last night?

Did exactly that test, couple of times.  No spots, the reservoir level didn't 
change.

I've ordered a FTE master cylinder from Auto Haus AZ, $144 plus shipping, 
should have that by Thursday evening.

Interestingly I can find rebuild kits for FTE MCs, haven't looked too hard but 
one price was $75.  I may have to snag a good FTE MC core from the junkyard and 
store that away with a rebuild kit.  So tempting to hoard parts...


I ordered a rebuild kit for the mc in my 1976 115 300D.
It took a while to show up but I got it. It is Raybestos brand and says 
that it was made in Australia.
I am struggling to get the kit installed however. It was a bit of a bear 
to get apart and is also challenging me in putting it back together. No 
problem taking the mc out of the car.
It is amazing how stretchy the rubber parts are. Even after the Lord 
only knows how long the existing parts had soaked in brake fluid, they 
were not easy to get off of the metal plunger. It took some prying to 
get them off. Then one has to stretch the new ones onto it. Not easy. I 
cut the nozzle off of a big caulking tube and used it to slide the 
rubber cup up on over the ridge on the metal plunger. I tried to just 
roll it on with my fingers but that is not easy when trying to do it to 
a small rubber doodad soaked in brake fluid while wearing rubber gloves. 
Using the nozzle from the caulking tube permitted me to stretch the 
rubber cup up to about the size of the metal plunger diameter so that I 
could slip it over the ridge into the groove. While doing so, I hoped I 
was not doing it any harm.  I guess, time will tell.


Now that I have that part together, my next challenge is to get that 
plunger with the rubber cups on it to slide into the bore on the mc 
casting. There is no way to do it with one's fingers as the smaller bore 
is at least 2 inches down inside the larger bore on the stepped housing. 
I think the answer is to find some tubing the right size and slip the 
plunger into it and reach the whole mess down inside and get it lined up 
with the bore and then push the plunger out of the tubing into the bore. 
I measured the plunger and it is .749 so pretty close to 3/4 and 3/4 
inside diameter pipe ought not to be too hard to find. I need to poke 
around in my junk and see what I can come up with, or head to a hardware 
store with my digital calipers to see what I can find.
The service manual on the CD indicates that MB likely provided a rebuild 
kit for these at one time that came essentially assembled with a new 
plunger inside a plastic tube. One shoved the tube into the mc housing 
and just pushed it in. At least that is what it looks like to me in the 
photos.
I am not so lucky. I just got a small bag of loose parts in a box. The 
price was right and the mc looks good so it seemed to me to be a good 
thing to try to keep the car pretty much original. However, I have paid 
more in insurance for the period it has been off the road while I waited 
for the parts and then while it waited for me to work on it, than it 
would have cost to have a rebuilt one almost immediately. Such is life, 
live and learn hopefully.


RB


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Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Thanks Randy.  How easy was it to inspect the bore?  Something that can be done 
in a junk yard?

Time/money trade off: don't forget the risk of an accident when the inferior 
cheapo master cylinder from FLAPS fails.  SWMBO has decided she won't drive THE 
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ E300 ANDREW until the new MC is installed.  I agree with 
that decision, offered to let her drive the White Whale if she needed.  New MC 
should arrive tomorrow.

The pictures of the FTE kit look like the new rubber seals are installed on a 
new plunger, but I didn't notice a plastic tube to guide them home.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On August 5, 2015 5:41:20 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
I ordered a rebuild kit for the mc in my 1976 115 300D.
It took a while to show up but I got it. It is Raybestos brand and says

that it was made in Australia.
I am struggling to get the kit installed however. It was a bit of a
bear 
to get apart and is also challenging me in putting it back together. No

problem taking the mc out of the car.
It is amazing how stretchy the rubber parts are. Even after the Lord 
only knows how long the existing parts had soaked in brake fluid, they 
were not easy to get off of the metal plunger. It took some prying to 
get them off. Then one has to stretch the new ones onto it. Not easy. I

cut the nozzle off of a big caulking tube and used it to slide the 
rubber cup up on over the ridge on the metal plunger. I tried to just 
roll it on with my fingers but that is not easy when trying to do it to

a small rubber doodad soaked in brake fluid while wearing rubber
gloves. 
Using the nozzle from the caulking tube permitted me to stretch the 
rubber cup up to about the size of the metal plunger diameter so that I

could slip it over the ridge into the groove. While doing so, I hoped I

was not doing it any harm.  I guess, time will tell.

Now that I have that part together, my next challenge is to get that 
plunger with the rubber cups on it to slide into the bore on the mc 
casting. There is no way to do it with one's fingers as the smaller
bore 
is at least 2 inches down inside the larger bore on the stepped
housing. 
I think the answer is to find some tubing the right size and slip the 
plunger into it and reach the whole mess down inside and get it lined
up 
with the bore and then push the plunger out of the tubing into the
bore. 
I measured the plunger and it is .749 so pretty close to 3/4 and 3/4

inside diameter pipe ought not to be too hard to find. I need to poke 
around in my junk and see what I can come up with, or head to a
hardware 
store with my digital calipers to see what I can find.
The service manual on the CD indicates that MB likely provided a
rebuild 
kit for these at one time that came essentially assembled with a new 
plunger inside a plastic tube. One shoved the tube into the mc housing 
and just pushed it in. At least that is what it looks like to me in the

photos.
I am not so lucky. I just got a small bag of loose parts in a box. The 
price was right and the mc looks good so it seemed to me to be a good 
thing to try to keep the car pretty much original. However, I have paid

more in insurance for the period it has been off the road while I
waited 
for the parts and then while it waited for me to work on it, than it 
would have cost to have a rebuilt one almost immediately. Such is life,

live and learn hopefully.




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Re: [MBZ] Urgent repair shop needed in central mass

2015-08-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thanks guys he ended up with a tow trunk to my house in northern NJ.

I rebuilt the pump... he had the kits in the trunk oddly enough.  The new
diaphragm tore nearly immediately.  The kits were made in Taiwan.

So now Gary has to find me quality parts so I can get this thing fixed and
out of my garage this weekend!

Jaime

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 12:33 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 No ideas, its well outside of my operating area. Theres a TDI guy in
 Agawam, oops I guess its Westfield, that might be worth calling. If he
 can't help he might know somebody who can.
 Mike McCannaka 94xWestfield, MA 01085413-455-5602TDIMike@comcast.netASE
 Certified L1 Master Automotive Technician for over 15 years. I have the
 necessary TDI diagnostic and specialty tools to perform the job correctly.
 Many parts in stock to reduce down time.

 -Curt

   From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
  To: mercedes Mailing List mercedes@okiebenz.com; mercedes 
 merce...@mercedeslist.com
 Cc: Jaime Kopchinski jaime...@gmail.com
  Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:09 AM
  Subject: [MBZ] Urgent repair shop needed in central mass

 Hi all,
 I have a friend off of I-84 just south of the mass pike who broke down in
 his 77 300D.  Sounds like a vacuum pump failure... Engine runs fine, but
 brakes are hard and there are no vacuum functions working.

 Anyone have a shop in the area to recommend?

 He needs to get back to NJ soon, but repair might be a better option than a
 tow and local repair.

 Thanks,

 Jaime


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[MBZ] This is bad

2015-08-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
The White Whale aka 1987 300TD has developed a knock in the front
suspension / steering over the last week or so.  Tonight I finally had a
look-see.

https://youtu.be/9Oxvp1oHF8E

I'm going have to fix that.  Soon!
-
Max
Charleston SC
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Re: [MBZ] FW: 1971 Mercedes SL 350 Parts Car

2015-08-05 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes

 
 1971 Mercedes SL 350 Parts Car
 http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/5155764369.html


For $350, I'd be all over that if it were within 100 miles. 

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[MBZ] Test

2015-08-05 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have had msgs bounced or delayed for several days since 7/30.  Just
checking to see if this is resolved yet.

 

Greg

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Re: [MBZ] Urgent repair shop needed in central mass

2015-08-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

Thanks guys he ended up with a tow trunk to my house in northern NJ.

I rebuilt the pump... he had the kits in the trunk oddly enough.  The new
diaphragm tore nearly immediately.  The kits were made in Taiwan.

So now Gary has to find me quality parts so I can get this thing fixed and
out of my garage this weekend!

Jaime



Why not try parts from MomBUSA?  Don't they still have a distribution 
center in Montvale?


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[MBZ] FW: 1971 Mercedes SL 350 Parts Car

2015-08-05 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
Not Mine, etc.

Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.

From: ro...@craigslist.org
To: fredh.s...@hotmail.com
Subject: 1971 Mercedes SL 350 Parts Car
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:23:52 +




fredy4.s...@yahoo.com forwarded you this from craigslist:



1971 Mercedes SL 350 Parts Car
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/5155764369.html




  If you don't want to receive email-a-friend messages, please go to:
  

  
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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I had a rash of timeouts and rejections yesterday and this morning. The ListDad 
has a ticket open with the OkieISP.

Dan

 On Aug 5, 2015, at 11:21 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Interestingly, I saw the original msg in my (new) gmail acct right away but 
 it has not yet shown up here in the acct from which I sent it.
 
 I have been rejected for a few days now, it looks like I am once again part 
 of the cabal.  I'm wondering my original email provider has gone wonky, or if 
 it and okiebenz are having a spat.
 
 --R
 
 
 
 On 8/5/15 11:02 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
 You passed to FAIL!
 
 
 pass fail
 
 --R
 
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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
As indicated below your message was held for moderator approval. If you posted 
from a new address all new subscribers have to have their messages approved 
till moderator clears it. 

Sent from my iPhone

 On Aug 5, 2015, at 10:32 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I sent a reply to another msg and got this back, which suggests the mail 
 program is not seeing members as being such and is rejecting messages.  A 
 bunch of stuff never made it and seems to be stuck in limbo or just 
 evaporated.
 
 A bunch of other stuff have not show up in my other acct but are coming 
 through in gmail acct.
 
 --R
 
 Your mail to 'Mercedes' with the subject
 
Re: [MBZ] Decent 300TD for decent price
 
 Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
 
 The reason it is being held:
 
Post to moderated list
 
 Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
 notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
 this posting, please visit the following URL:
 
 
 
 On 8/5/15 11:20 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
 I think Kaleb needs to change / empty the spam filters?
 
 List has been acting a little strange lately, something's not right (but it
 can't be me, right!).
 
 -
 Max
 Charleston SC
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Re: [MBZ] sprinter glow plugs

2015-08-05 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Yes, but GPs can easily be diagnosed without pulling, so why would you pull
one and then return it?
I read that letting the engine warm before attempting makes this a safer
operation.  

Greg

-Original Message-
From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rick
Hawkins Java via Mercedes
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2015 9:19 AM
To: mercedes@okiebenz.com List
Cc: Rick Hawkins Java
Subject: [MBZ] sprinter glow plugs

The sprinter folks have a problem with glow plugs getting stuck in the heads
. maybe aluminum heads?

So i think the rule is if you can get a glow plug OUT replace it.

I read a sprinter list and there seems to be no end of complicated problems
with those vehicles.
thanks,

xx rick
Rick Hawkins
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Re: [MBZ] sprinter glow plugs

2015-08-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Are the people with serious problems able to diagnose with a computer?
On VW TDIs a computer connection is critical and the guys that refuse to buy 
the cable spin their wheels...

Curt

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Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

We just looked down the bore with a light and it looked fine to me.

RB

On 05/08/2015 5:18 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Thanks Randy.  How easy was it to inspect the bore?  Something that can be done 
in a junk yard?

Time/money trade off: don't forget the risk of an accident when the inferior 
cheapo master cylinder from FLAPS fails.  SWMBO has decided she won't drive THE 
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ E300 ANDREW until the new MC is installed.  I agree with 
that decision, offered to let her drive the White Whale if she needed.  New MC 
should arrive tomorrow.

The pictures of the FTE kit look like the new rubber seals are installed on a 
new plunger, but I didn't notice a plastic tube to guide them home.



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Re: [MBZ] OT gold (and everything else) is crashing

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

test

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[MBZ] Fwd: test

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes




 Forwarded Message 
Subject:test
Date:   Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:20:25 -0400
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To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com



testes testes testes

--R



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[MBZ] test

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

testes testes testes

--R

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[MBZ] Fwd: test

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes




 Forwarded Message 
Subject:test
Date:   Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:20:25 -0400
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To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com



testes testes testes

--R



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[MBZ] testing testing 123

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
pass fail

--R
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Re: [MBZ] Decent 300TD for decent price

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Washed well by Katrina, our resident car wash expert!

--R



On 8/5/15 10:50 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

If the car RUNS that's a jaw-dropping STEAL.

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 11:34 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


Hard to tell from the pictures, but looks ok.  Price is nice!  If I needed
a TD, i'd be on  this to check it out.

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/638479816/overview/

Nawlins, LA


Only 39 MB for sale nationwide on cars.com.  Most are 90s.

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Re: [MBZ] ? for the easterners

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
DO NOT COME TO CHARLESTON!!!  It is already infested with too many 
tourists.  It is so crowded that no one comes her any more.


--R



On 8/4/15 9:22 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
We are looking at places we might go to for a week next winter where 
it is warm.  for those who are familiar with the east coast from SC to 
Central FL, what are good places to go for people who don't hang out 
on goof courses?   One place we looked at is hilton head, but it does 
not seem to have much to do that does not cost hundreds of dollars, or 
is more for summer weather. Winter highs seem to be around 60 at 
HH,SC, so someplace like Destin  FL is as good, closer and there is 
enough to do in the winter.  This makes Destin or Panama City or 
pensacola more appealing.


Are we missing something about SC?  St Augustine may be in the 
running.  To hit 70º, it appears we have to go as far south as tampa, 
or further. Finding short sleeve shirt weather has some appeal.


SC has some appeal as none of us have ever been there.

Savannah has some appeal.

No interest in in dizzyzland.  Been to Cape Canaveral and Tampa. Best 
thing about tampa is the guava turnovers at the cuban restaurants. 
(Martha was in IN at the time we were in Tampa)


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Re: [MBZ] ? for the easterners

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Charleston is a horrible place.  STAY AWAY!  Max and I are OK but 
everything else is terrible.  You DO NOT want to come here.  Weather 
terrible, food horrible, people awful.


--R



On 8/4/15 10:43 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Charleston is great, wide variety of things, all budget levels.  You could 
easily spend a week doing something different every day, but weather timing is 
everything.  Last few winters have been pretty chilly, December January 
February can all have freezing temperatures at night, December is the least 
likely I think for freezing weather.

Beach rentals and hotels get relatively cheap then, low season, if you can 
avoid the holidays.

USS Yorktown, Schooner Pride evening harbor sail (best in summer, not sure they 
run in the winter), Drayton Hall, historic downtown self-guided walk.  Those 
are among my favorites.  Boating, beaches, civil war history.  I'll bet there's 
some tour of The Citadel that would be cool.

Plus there's both Rich and me!

Beaufort SC is very close, and USMC Recruit Depot Paris Island has a fantastic 
museum, if you can get on base (military ID).  Beaufort is like a mini 
Charleston but with more water.



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Re: [MBZ] testtesttest

2015-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I sent a reply to another msg and got this back, which suggests the mail 
program is not seeing members as being such and is rejecting 
messages.  A bunch of stuff never made it and seems to be stuck in limbo 
or just evaporated.


A bunch of other stuff have not show up in my other acct but are coming 
through in gmail acct.


--R

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On 8/5/15 11:20 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

I think Kaleb needs to change / empty the spam filters?

List has been acting a little strange lately, something's not right (but it
can't be me, right!).

-
Max
Charleston SC
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