[MBZ] 1995 E320 convertible - 130k miles - $18,000

2022-05-22 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks like it's in fairly good condition, but $18K??

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-1995-mercedas-e320/7486729627.html

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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-22 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I would guess it's more likely crew staffing difficulties than cost of fuel, 
but who knows? Could be either, or both

On Sun, May 22, 2022, at 11:17 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> We're going to Savannah in June, AA has changed our flight plans 3 
> times now. Guess they're canceling flights...
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
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>   On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 10:44 AM, G Mann via 
> Mercedes wrote:   6,000 gallons X $7.10 per gal 
> = $42,600.00 [Does that come with cleaning
> the windows and checking the tire pressure, like in the old days when 
> full
> service stations pumped your gas for you?]
> Green stamps? [save up for that tupperware set for the little lady, you
> know]
> Just for fun, look up several times a day and count the number of 
> airliners
> you see actually flying. I do, and the flight count is way down...
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 9:30 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Yes, just discussing the fuel needs of larger jets and what it would cost
>> now days
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On May 21, 2022, at 6:02 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Over 5000 gallons. The longest runway at that airport is 4500 feet, I
>> doubt
>> > that a 737 will be operating there.
>> >
>> >> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 5:54 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> And what does a typical 737 for example hold?
>> >>
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>
>> >>> On May 21, 2022, at 5:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon for
>> >>> 100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were
>> $5.50
>> >> to
>> >>> $6.00/gallon
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> OK Don
>> >>>
>> >>> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
>> >>> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>> >>>
>> >>> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
>> >> Wernher
>> >>> Von Braun
>> >>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
>> >>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
>> >>> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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>> >
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>> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>> >
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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-21 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Of course they don't always fill it to the brim. Part of the pre-flight is a 
calculation of how much fuel they need for the trip, potential diversions, and 
final reserve.

On Sat, May 21, 2022, at 7:03 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> The 737 MAX holds 6878 gallons.
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:01 PM OK Don  wrote:
>
>> Over 5000 gallons. The longest runway at that airport is 4500 feet, I
>> doubt that a 737 will be operating there.
>>
>> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 5:54 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>
>>> And what does a typical 737 for example hold?
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On May 21, 2022, at 5:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon for
>>> > 100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were
>>> $5.50 to
>>> > $6.00/gallon
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > OK Don
>>> >
>>> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
>>> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>>> >
>>> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
>>> Wernher
>>> > Von Braun
>>> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
>>> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
>>> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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>> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>>
>> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”  
>> Wernher
>> Von Braun
>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
>> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
>>
>
>
> -- 
> OK Don
>
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> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>
> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”  Wernher
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> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] Look at this interior! 300TD Euro

2022-05-21 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I thought it was typically turbo -> automatic, NA could also be paired with an 
automatic but often was manual.

Or so I recall Herr Booth saying.

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> Didn't some countries in Europe tax cars based on HP?  There were a lot of
> Mercedes sold to the rest of the world either with or without turbos that
> we only got with turbos.
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 1:52 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
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>
>> > And the 603 is a phenomenal engine, right?
>>
>> Yes.  And by 91 it should have the new head and gasket designs.
>> Not sure why it wasn't turbo, though, as that had been well worked
>> out years before on the SDL's and the '87 TD in the US.
>>
>> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] Spare Tire Source

2022-05-21 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I get that it's old, but I'd probably use it as a spare if the rubber still 
looked good. Not like it's been exposed to the sun and elements.

A skinny temp service spare is only supposed to be used to get you to the 
nearest tire shop, really.


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> I know your penny-pinching is driving your thought process, Mitch, but 
> I’m not putting a 2003 tire into service, even if it’s a spare. It’s a 
> beautiful tire, too, doesn’t appear that it’s ever been used.
>
> -D
>
>> On May 21, 2022, at 4:19 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
>> 
>> On 2022-05-21 16:10, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
>>> It won’t. The old valve stem is cracked at the base where it comes out
>>> of the tire.
>> 
>> So you'd have to break the bead and reach in to insert a new stem.
>> Probably harder to do with a skinny spare than a real tire.
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel

2022-05-21 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
As I understand it, with CDI engines you need to watch for "black death" due to 
leaky injector seals. For Bluetec engines I think concerns tend to be around 
the DPF stuff but if you take regular long highway drives that helps. It's not 
an ideal car if you are doing mostly short trips, but no diesel really is. They 
need to get properly warmed up, and with Bluetec the DPF needs to complete its 
"regneration" cycle where it burns off accumulated soot.


On Sat, May 21, 2022, at 11:44 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
> I was in Austin, TX yesterday and it was $5.49. 
>
> Speaking of diesels, what’s the general consensus on reliability of 211 
> Chassis Diesels (2009) and the 212 Chassis 2014 Diesel E250? 
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
>
>> On May 21, 2022, at 8:12 AM, Kaleb Striplin  wrote:
>> Diesel appears to be dropping. It’s 4.86 at the sams. Around 5.04 
>> everywhere else. 
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel

2022-05-21 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Still $5.39 here. I guess I'll wait a few more days before I buy.


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> Diesel appears to be dropping. It’s 4.86 at the sams. Around 5.04 
> everywhere else. 
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Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Is your SL500 an R129? Here's one asking $10K

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/hickory-hills-mercedes-sl/7486023605.html



On Fri, May 20, 2022, at 9:09 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Bring $4k down here and drive it home. Just don’t bring much luggage, 
> as the trunk is pretty small.
>
> -D
>
>> On May 20, 2022, at 9:05 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Or quick sale to Okie acres and no need for all that 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On May 20, 2022, at 8:02 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> SBC, gas tank, sunroof, all campaigns have been completed on it.
>>> 
>>> Just finished washing, clay barring, changing oil and filter, 
>>> checking/cleaning the air filters, and replacing the cabin air filter. It’s 
>>> inside for the night. Tomorrow I’ll be doing some test 
>>> compounding/polishing on it to see if it needs it (I don’t think it does) 
>>> and detailing the interior.
>>> 
>>> The real beauty of spending up front for a nice example of a car is how 
>>> little work you have to do on it when you get it. I’ll probably have a 
>>> day’s worth of work into it and it will be done and ready to go for Mrs. 
>>> Dan.
>>> 
>>> Then I get to start in on the SL500.
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
 On May 20, 2022, at 8:28 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes 
  wrote:
 
 yes doesn't excite me but great car.
 
> On Fri, May 20, 2022, 6:52 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> 
> Our 05 that used to be Az bobs has been very reliable. It has around 220k
> on it I believe.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 20, 2022, at 5:35 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>> our 2005 E320 has been a very reliable nice driving car. had an MB
> recall
>> on fuel tank. Now has 192k miles
>> 
>>> On Fri, May 20, 2022, 4:26 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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>>> Added a new car to the driveway yesterday.
>>> 
>>> 2003 E320 (W211) in black, one owner, 114k on the clock. Had a VMI that
>>> was 12 pages long, all the recalls and campaigns done, stuff like
> conductor
>>> plate, SBC, etc., etc. all taken care of. Dealer maintained since new up
>>> until late 2021. Not a stripper, but not a lot of options, either. Xenon
>>> headlights, heated seats and steering wheel are about it, but that’s
> OK. A
>>> very solid car, I’m very pleased. It will be the replacement for Mrs.
> Dan’s
>>> SL500, which will be going on the market likely early to mid next week.
>>> 
>>> It’s in the Martha process right now and I’ll have pictures up on the
>>> website probably tonight or tomorrow.
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[MBZ] 2019 C63 AMG - 16k miles - $55,000

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
N.b. flood car. Can't imagine paying that price.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/willowbrook-2019-mercedes-benz-c63-amg/7486101789.html

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Re: [MBZ] Poos?

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
You'll probably have much less hassle from the local busybodies with a 500g 
propane tank vs a 500g diesel/fuel oil tank.

On Fri, May 20, 2022, at 9:53 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> That’s what I was wondering how much fuel could run for how long. 
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
>> On May 20, 2022, at 9:35 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> That would make them about 4x as expensive or more. Diesels in that size 
>> are pretty rare, especially in the consumer products. I don’t even think 
>> Genecrap offers a diesel that small.
>> 
>> 500 or 1,000 gallon propane tank. It would run for weeks.
>> 
>> My whole house 24kW Toyota powered Kohler will run for about two weeks 
>> depending on load on the 500 gallon tank that’s buried in my front yard.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>>> On May 20, 2022, at 8:02 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Need to be diesel 
>>> 
>>> --FT
>>> Sent from iFōn
>>> 
> On May 20, 2022, at 6:29 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
 
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Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Sounds nice! Local find?


On Fri, May 20, 2022, at 2:47 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Added a new car to the driveway yesterday.
>
> 2003 E320 (W211) in black, one owner, 114k on the clock. Had a VMI that 
> was 12 pages long, all the recalls and campaigns done, stuff like 
> conductor plate, SBC, etc., etc. all taken care of. Dealer maintained 
> since new up until late 2021. Not a stripper, but not a lot of options, 
> either. Xenon headlights, heated seats and steering wheel are about it, 
> but that’s OK. A very solid car, I’m very pleased. It will be the 
> replacement for Mrs. Dan’s SL500, which will be going on the market 
> likely early to mid next week.
>
> It’s in the Martha process right now and I’ll have pictures up on the 
> website probably tonight or tomorrow.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Still trying to kill this Walmart AGM battery

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I had a (conventional lead/acid) battery pass the "load test" with flying 
colors at NAPA but was unable to start the car. Had it tested at Interstate and 
it immediately failed.

If the battery won't start the car, that's really the ultimate test, isn't it? 
Assuming the starter itself is OK?

I would simply insist that WalMart replace it. And then stop buying batteries 
at WalMart.


On Fri, May 20, 2022, at 12:58 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:
> When this AGM battery is charged as much as it will take, what does it do
> on a load tester?
> Based on the fact that it self discharges rather quickly, that indicates it
> has a cell or cells that are internally shorted. It "should" show less than
> rated capacity hooked to a load test.
> Since hooking it to a starter "loads" the battery, and it fails to spin the
> starter as it should, the same low capacity should show up on a load tester.
> That failure should automatically fail the battery and cause replacement.
> Why isn't that happening at WalMart? [lack of qualified people who don't
> know how to do a load test?]
>
>
> On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 9:02 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
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>> Discharged batteries fare worst.
>>
>> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] OT: BMW X5 diesel - 135k miles - $16,900

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
My impression of BMW is "overengineered, gratuitous complexity" that is 
wonderful until it needs repair.

Some would say the same about MB of course, but I think BMW does it to an even 
greater degree.


On Fri, May 20, 2022, at 12:59 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Historically, not great.
>
> -D
>
>> On May 20, 2022, at 12:26 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> What's the rep of BMW diesels?
>> 
>>> On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 11:31 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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>>> 
>>> Seems like a lot of money for a 10 year old car, but looks nice.
>>> 
>>> 
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[MBZ] OT: BMW X5 diesel - 135k miles - $16,900

2022-05-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Seems like a lot of money for a 10 year old car, but looks nice.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/wadsworth-bmw-x5-diesel-awd-like-new/7486041053.html
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[MBZ] 2005 S500 4Matic - $2,000

2022-05-19 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"I purchased to repair and drive well at 80 years old easyer said than done"

I wonder what's wrong with it. Doesn't look wrecked or rotted out.

Title Status: Parts Only.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/indianapolis-2005-mercedes-s500-4matic/7485856016.html
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Re: [MBZ] '73 220 diesel on BAT

2022-05-19 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
On Thu, May 19, 2022, at 2:25 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> Insane. Just like everything else these days. 

Was just reading how venture capital is drying up in Silicon Valley. Any tech 
businesses that aren't actually profitable on their own revenue are in for a 
rough time.

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Re: [MBZ] I just bought

2022-05-19 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Maybe worth trying but I don't think the stain will really hold the sand.

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> Some PT lumber for my trailer deck. Maybe half the total as I had some 
> I got maybe 1.5yr ago. OUCH  Was probably twice as much $$$ as what 
> I got before. 
>
> I want to put some deck stain on it to protect it better than bare. I 
> was thinking to mix some sand in the stain for some traction. Mix up a 
> coupla gallons in a bucket with some scoops of sand then roll it on. Or 
> would it be better to throw some sand on the wet stain, let it sit then 
> blow off the excess?
>
> I need to get it done so I can go pick up the CL500 next week. 
> (Mercedes content)
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Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI - 172k miles - $8,900

2022-05-19 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Does this happen to pretty much all of them eventually, is it rare, or ballpark 
how likely is it to happen?

On Thu, May 19, 2022, at 7:51 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Price is a touch high, but not out of range compared to other 
> comparable sales I’ve seen.
>
> Yes, you must remove the plastic cover over the cylinder head to see 
> the effects of the “Black Death” condition, if it exists. It will be 
> obvious if affected. Look around the base of each injector for a 
> buildup of black crud, which is burned oil and fuel that’s slipped by 
> the injector. This is caused by the sealing ring at the base of the 
> injector failing and allowing combustion products to leak out of the 
> cylinder. At the very beginning, it appears as bubbling around the base 
> of the injector and gradually worsens over time. Really bad examples 
> can have the whole cylinder head area completely filled with the black 
> crap that has to be literally chipped away to get to the injectors and 
> head.
>
> Repair is not fun and will require some special tools, like an injector 
> puller, but they’re not terribly expensive. It does have some risk, 
> however, as the hold down bolts can be run in too far and puncture the 
> water jacket.
>
> I’ve done it and I don’t ever want to do it again.
>
> -D
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 18, 2022, at 11:17 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I'm half tempted to check this out. It's not terribly far away.
>> 
>> I assume that "black death" is not readily visible without at least removing 
>> the plastic engine cover? What would I look for?
>> 
>> 
>>> On Tue, May 10, 2022, at 2:14 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
>>> Realtor spec. Looks clean.
>>> 
>>> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/clarksville-2005-mercedes-e320-cdi/7481634459.html
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Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI - 172k miles - $8,900

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Doesn't look like a fun job.


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> https://youtu.be/zEp4GjcXy3o
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> Subject: Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI - 172k miles - $8,900
>
> I'm half tempted to check this out. It's not terribly far away.
>
> I assume that "black death" is not readily visible without at least 
> removing the plastic engine cover? What would I look for?
>
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2022, at 2:14 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
>> Realtor spec. Looks clean.
>>
>> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/clarksville-2005-mercedes-e320-cdi/7481634459.html
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Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI - 172k miles - $8,900

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I'm half tempted to check this out. It's not terribly far away.

I assume that "black death" is not readily visible without at least removing 
the plastic engine cover? What would I look for?


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> Realtor spec. Looks clean.
>
> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/clarksville-2005-mercedes-e320-cdi/7481634459.html
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Re: [MBZ] W123 Oil cooler

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
There's still one in town here.


On Wed, May 18, 2022, at 7:15 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> Is there such a thing as a radiator shop these days?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 18, 2022, at 3:47 PM, David Bruckmann via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Worst-case scenario, the oil cooler fittings are available as replacement
>> parts from MB. I have a pair of them for a W123 617 oil cooler, name on the
>> parts label is "screwed nipples". A radiator shop ought to be able to
>> remove the old ones and install the new.
>> 
 On May 17, 2022, at 8:35 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
 ?I need to replace the upper and lower oil cooler lines on my 83 300td
>> due
 to leaks.. Does anyone have a decent used oil cooler you would be willing
 to sell? My tech says that when he disconnects the line from the oil
>> cooler
 that will bugger the threads most of the time. Although I can find
>> sources
 for the oil cooler lines, the classic center says the oil cooler itself
>> is
 no longer available.
 Part number must be 126 180 00 65
 
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Re: [MBZ] Serious MB lust

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Is it established that BaT sells good cars? Or do they just appear to be good 
with all their passive voice narrative and glossy photos?

Do they stand behind them in any way? What is your recourse if the wheels fall 
off on the drive home?


On Wed, May 18, 2022, at 4:09 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
> I think Don was looking for a good car more than he was a bargain if he 
> was prepared to pay over $20K for it.
>
> On 18/05/2022 4:04 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
>> Many BaT bidders/buyers are not grounded in reality and seem to have more 
>> money than sense. It's the *last* place to go looking for a bargain.
>>
>> On Wed, May 18, 2022, at 3:59 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
>>> Damn. I hope you are wrong. I was thinking $20K with 25k as an absolute
>>> stretch.
>>>
>>> Donald H. Snook
>>>
>>>
>>>> On May 18, 2022, at 2:53 PM, Kaleb Striplin  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Over $30k
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>> On May 18, 2022, at 2:45 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> It is at $8,000 with 6 days to go. What is the final bid likely to be?
>>>>>
>>>>> Randy
>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 18/05/2022 2:16 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
>>>>>> I am having serious lust about this car.  My first MB was a 114 (1971 
>>>>>> 250/8) and I have always loved these coupes.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mercedes-benz-280c-11/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Normally, I would think, that’s crazy it’s too much money.  But, the 
>>>>>> seller did A LOT of work on it and it looks great.  I’m also going to be 
>>>>>> receiving an inheritance this summer.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any danger signs anyone sees on this?  Maybe I need to be talked down 
>>>>>> from the ledge.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Donald H. Snook
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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Re: [MBZ] Serious MB lust

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Many BaT bidders/buyers are not grounded in reality and seem to have more money 
than sense. It's the *last* place to go looking for a bargain.

On Wed, May 18, 2022, at 3:59 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
> Damn. I hope you are wrong. I was thinking $20K with 25k as an absolute 
> stretch.  
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
>
>> On May 18, 2022, at 2:53 PM, Kaleb Striplin  wrote:
>> 
>> Over $30k
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On May 18, 2022, at 2:45 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> It is at $8,000 with 6 days to go. What is the final bid likely to be?
>>> 
>>> Randy
>>> 
> On 18/05/2022 2:16 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
 I am having serious lust about this car.  My first MB was a 114 (1971 
 250/8) and I have always loved these coupes.
 
 https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mercedes-benz-280c-11/
 
 Normally, I would think, that’s crazy it’s too much money.  But, the 
 seller did A LOT of work on it and it looks great.  I’m also going to be 
 receiving an inheritance this summer.
 
 Any danger signs anyone sees on this?  Maybe I need to be talked down from 
 the ledge.
 
 Donald H. Snook
 
 
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[MBZ] 2007 Sprinter Multi-Use Conversion Van - 149k miles -$60, 000

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks like it might have started out as an airport shuttle van or some similar 
usage.

"I am firm on the price (there is still some room for negation depending on the 
situation)."

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/kenilworth-2007-high-roof-dodge/7485012801.html

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[MBZ] 1981 240D - 187k miles - $8,800

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks pretty nice. Seems vaguely familiar, but this listing is new today.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/worth-1981-mercedes-benz-240d-four/7485055338.html

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[MBZ] 1996 C220 - 199k miles - $3,000

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
C220 with no rust. Needs a hood star.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/indianapolis-garage-kept-mercedes-benz/7485305431.html


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Re: [MBZ] FCPEuro fails

2022-05-18 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Have never had that happen to me with FCP. Only Rusty back in the day seemed to 
do better as far as getting stuff shipped quickly.


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> Last Thursday I ordered a bunch of parts for the S550 to get it back 
> together.  No notice it had been shipped.  Sent them a msg this morning 
> asking where my stuff was.  A few minutes ago I get a msg saying it had 
> been shipped.
>
> Only took 6 days.  I've never had that kind of issue with them before.
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Re: [MBZ] So I guess their business fell apart?

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
If you buy up all the cars that need the parts, then nobody needs the parts.


On Tue, May 17, 2022, at 10:03 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> A lot. They were buying perfectly good cars to part out. 
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 17, 2022, at 9:00 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> How many cars did they destroy to get all those parts 
>> 
>> --FT
>> Sent from iFōn
>> 
>>> On May 17, 2022, at 9:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> https://auction.mbzparts.com/?utm_source=Facebook_Ads+fb_medium=Paid+6292724773674+Facebook_Mobile_Feed_term=Wholesale+Image+Sets+-+Copy+6292724773674_content=Facebook_Mobile_Feed+US+-+Chassis+6292721360074_campaign=Wholesale+Auction+-+English+6292721359074=IwAR0YKIPFXGmjSXTNZAI_XafSAKYZoR79JKwMiuG5Ht1XLEZzoxGQD8Saht4_aem_AVVv6z0f4UZBr5EQqkZbaZshCGsoGaxmsnq0RzzGIadtD6joUHPKmiLm117ARawwX7C8ZxufBssvkXD9615XZf_CA1rO7wWbIOHWcw6h-t5cjdDWk47sEZs6a1HzPWhKwI8
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Re: [MBZ] So I guess their business fell apart?

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Maybe they are just unloading stuff that isn't moving.

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Re: [MBZ] So I guess their business fell apart?

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Hey I see they have a lot of W116 bumpers!

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Re: [MBZ] W123 Oil cooler

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
When I replaced the lines on my '83 300D I did not have an issue with this. I 
may have pre-treated the connections with Acetone-ATF or something like PB 
Blaster, but I don't recall for sure.


On Tue, May 17, 2022, at 9:34 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> I need to replace the upper and lower oil cooler lines on my 83 300td due
> to leaks.. Does anyone have a decent used oil cooler you would be willing
> to sell? My tech says that when he disconnects the line from the oil cooler
> that will bugger the threads most of the time. Although I can find sources
> for the oil cooler lines, the classic center says the oil cooler itself is
> no longer available.
> Part number must be 126 180 00 65
>
> 1983 300td
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 190D - manual - 169k miles - $10,000

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I'd pay maybe a couple of grand premium for a manual. But not $10K with body 
damage, no AC, and other issues.

On Tue, May 17, 2022, at 9:22 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> For that money get a clean '85 w123.
> 
> On Tue, May 17, 2022, 6:35 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
>> Some minor body damage; ad has a good list of recent and past maintenance. 
>> IDK about the price though -- more than I'd pay especially with the inop 
>> stuff in particular AC should be working for that price IMO.
>> 
>> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-1985-mercedes-benz-190d-5spd/7484913744.html
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Re: [MBZ] W116 rear bumper cracking

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I guess maybe I could try to grind out the cracks and weld it up. The lower 
half of the bumper isn't too visible, could probably get away with just 
painting it black or silver.


On Tue, May 17, 2022, at 8:10 PM, Dimitri Seretakis wrote:
> This happened to my brother’s 240D. It was solid for a while but now 
> it’s falling off.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 17, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I noticed that there are several cracks below the rubber strip on my rear 
>> bumper. The metal is cracked all the way through. I'm a bit worried the 
>> bumper is about to fall off, though it still feels solid.
>> 
>> I'm guessing there is no aftermarket supplier for these and that salvage or 
>> NOS are what I'd need to look for?
>> 
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[MBZ] W116 rear bumper cracking

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I noticed that there are several cracks below the rubber strip on my rear 
bumper. The metal is cracked all the way through. I'm a bit worried the bumper 
is about to fall off, though it still feels solid.

I'm guessing there is no aftermarket supplier for these and that salvage or NOS 
are what I'd need to look for?

Allan
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[MBZ] 2005 E350 4MATIC - 168k miles - $4,000

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"Timing chain needs to be replaced soon" ... Extra zero in price...

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenville-2005-mercedes-benz-class-320/7484943431.html

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[MBZ] 1985 190D - manual - 169k miles - $10,000

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Some minor body damage; ad has a good list of recent and past maintenance. IDK 
about the price though -- more than I'd pay especially with the inop stuff in 
particular AC should be working for that price IMO.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-1985-mercedes-benz-190d-5spd/7484913744.html

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Re: [MBZ] MB banners

2022-05-17 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
And the banners are fully authorized and licensed by MBUSA I'm sure

On Tue, May 17, 2022, at 3:52 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> For the price of two frozen pizzas (or two Little Sleazers' Hot and 
> Ready Pizzas) you can have a nice garage banner. Cool.
>
> Mitch.
>
> On 2022-05-17 16:39, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
>
>> 
>> Here is a basic one that is larger 
>> https://www.ebay.com/itm/393654212296
>> 
>> Your offer: $12.57
>> 
>> For $12.57 and free shipping it is almost a nice little impulse buy 
>> thingie
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Yep, $4.59 here today also. $0.20 increase overnight.

On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 7:21 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> There it goes again!
>
> My town has 4.599 regular at every station.
>
> Substitute your zip code for 48813 in the link and cry along with me.
>
> https://www.gasbuddy.com/home?search=48813=1
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[MBZ] OT: Saw parked at the gym tonight

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Not this actual car, but this model or something very close. Had some 
aftermarket wheels but they looked good. Otherwise looked nicely restored or 
well preserved.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/1969-Alfa-Romeo-GT-Veloce-Red-Front-Angle-st.jpg/1024px-1969-Alfa-Romeo-GT-Veloce-Red-Front-Angle-st.jpg

I'm sure it's finicky to own but it was a beautiful little car. 
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[MBZ] Where do people come up with these prices? 99C230

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Rusted car nearly a quarter-century old with a quarter-million miles on the 
clock.

At least the glove box light works!

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-99-c230-mercedes-benz/7484244775.html
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Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Having woodworking skills most likely helps but I don't think that's the same 
as having boatbuilding skills. That said, I have plenty of projects parked up 
for lengthy time, not because I can't do them but because I'm just 
procrastinating.


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> There's a guy I met who has one of these (or similar) at his house 
> parked under a carport, belongs to his buddy who is "restoring" it.  
> (Max knows this guy too)  Looked somewhat rough but complete but doable 
> although I'm not sure the buddy has the woodworking skills.  he was a 
> bit vague on that aspect.  I think it has been parked up for some 
> lengthy time which suggests probably not.  It's not a total basket case 
> and would probably not be that hard to bring it back but it would be a 
> fair amount of time.  Having woodworking skills I could do it but have 
> no interest in such an endeavor.
>
> --FT
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Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Rent one for a day to fulfill those kind of dreams.

On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 2:37 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> Yeah, but the feeling of cruising in one of those is priceless.
>
> Until the bills come due...
>
> On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:33 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> B.O.A.T.  Bring Out Another Thousand
>> or, in the case of a wood boat add 3 zeros to the thousand figure.
>> It truly is a lovely old classic.
>>
>> On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 12:13 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Don’t ever go to Lake Tahoe in the summer. Droves of those things up
>> there.
>> >
>> > -D
>> >
>> > > On May 16, 2022, at 3:07 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > I took a ride in one of these on the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie
>> when
>> > I
>> > > was a kid, one of the most memorable keepsakes from childhood.  I
>> wonder
>> > > what it's worth...
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Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 2:30 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:

> The boat is just the beginning. Once you have the boat, you either need 
> a boathouse to keep it in or a storage building at home to keep it in on 
> the trailer. Storing it on the trailer is likely not recommended for a 
> wooden boat as they need to soak up a bit of water or they will leak. 
> You also need a tow vehicle and the name of a boat builder/restorer to 
> call upon whenever it appears to need TLC.

When it comes to owning one, BOAT = Bust Out Another Thousand.

Allan

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Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
That particular example has some sketchy looking electrical and other 
"upgrades" such as the clothes-dryer vent flex pipe for air intake?


On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 2:12 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Don’t ever go to Lake Tahoe in the summer. Droves of those things up there.
>
> -D
>
>> On May 16, 2022, at 3:07 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I took a ride in one of these on the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie when I
>> was a kid, one of the most memorable keepsakes from childhood.  I wonder
>> what it's worth...
>> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1948-chris-craft-deluxe-runabout/
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[MBZ] A Class

2022-05-14 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I thought these were smaller.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-louis-2019-mercedes-220-4matic/7483704583.html

Good luck with the sale the ask is the MSRP for a new 2022 model.
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Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-14 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Yeah but now you're on a list. ;-)


On Sat, May 14, 2022, at 7:37 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> I ordered shotgun shells from MO to MA and they showed up in just 2 
> days.
> I was surprised I could get them delivered to my house at all, the 
> speed was a bonus.
> Curt
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
> 
>   On Sat, May 14, 2022 at 4:29 PM, greg via 
> Mercedes wrote:   Funny enough with all the 
> recent complaints about slow deliveries and
> non-deliveries:
>
> I ordered the tires yesterday afternoon, they showed up on my doorstep
> this morning!
>
> G
>
>> That is the problem I'm facing now. I hit something that destroyed one
>> tire on the '02 ML320. Michelin LTX from Costco. I called Costco about the
>> warranty from 4 yrs. ago. The tire is NLA.
>>
>> According to the manual, the tires on each side must be the same, but
>> front and rear axles may be different. So, Costco will give me pro-rata
>> for TWO tires. I ordered a pair of well rated Yokohamas from Tire Rack,
>> they should be here Tues.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>>> A potential problem with 4WD/AWD vehicles is that some shops will refuse
>>> to install less than 4 new tires.
>>
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Re: [MBZ] Fedex dropped off my “new” 09S550 headlight

2022-05-14 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Are you using a particular polishing kit? I need to do this on a couple of my 
cars.


On Sat, May 14, 2022, at 5:32 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> Got through polishing it and it looks pretty good, not 100% like new but 
> close. Another hour two might get it some better but not worth the time. Good 
> enough. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
> 
> > On May 14, 2022, at 3:50 PM, Buggered Benzmail  
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Plugged it in and it works!  Yay!  Time for a polish now. 
> > 
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> > 
> >> On May 14, 2022, at 2:31 PM, Buggered Benzmail 
> >>  wrote:
> >> 
> >> These things are precious in this particular spec, apparently NLA from 
> >> MB. I hope it works. I’ll plug it in and see what happens. If it works 
> >> then it needs to be polished. This one is from an 07, doesn’t have the 
> >> actual part number sticker on it but there’s a tag with the vin of the car 
> >> it’s from so I’ll check that out. 
> >> 
> >> I need 2 other parts and I think I’ll have everything to get it back 
> >> together. 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> --FT
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Re: [MBZ] Opinions on window tint

2022-05-13 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Meant to also say I think it would look fine on a 116. Maybe better than on a 
123.

On Fri, May 13, 2022, at 11:36 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> I think it would be OK on a 123.
>
> I don't know much about it, but I would say get a pro shop to do it. A 
> good one should warranty it against bubbles and peeling.
>
> Check local laws about tinting the front windows and/or windshield.
>
> It does help with taking some of the load off of the AC in the 
> summertime. I would worry about going too dark if you drive much at 
> night. My Volvo XC90 has a mild factory tint and I think it does reduce 
> night visibility a bit for example when crossing a dark side street.
>
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2022, at 7:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>> What is everyone's opinion on window tint as far as brands?  Also, 
>> opinions on using it on older cars such as 123 etc?  My opinion is that 
>> it looks fine on anything 124 and newer for sure, I would include 126 in 
>> that.  I am on the line with 123 but I still think it is appropriate on 
>> that.  My thought anything 115 or older it is out of place.  What about 
>> 116?  Not sure on that one.  Thoughts?  I am thinking about getting my 
>> 99 tinted to see if it really makes a big difference in the summer 
>> time.   What is the general cost these days to get a car tinted?  I do 
>> not want something that looks like crap or turns purple in a few years.
>>

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Re: [MBZ] Opinions on window tint

2022-05-13 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I think it would be OK on a 123.

I don't know much about it, but I would say get a pro shop to do it. A good one 
should warranty it against bubbles and peeling.

Check local laws about tinting the front windows and/or windshield.

It does help with taking some of the load off of the AC in the summertime. I 
would worry about going too dark if you drive much at night. My Volvo XC90 has 
a mild factory tint and I think it does reduce night visibility a bit for 
example when crossing a dark side street.


On Fri, May 13, 2022, at 7:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> What is everyone's opinion on window tint as far as brands?  Also, 
> opinions on using it on older cars such as 123 etc?  My opinion is that 
> it looks fine on anything 124 and newer for sure, I would include 126 in 
> that.  I am on the line with 123 but I still think it is appropriate on 
> that.  My thought anything 115 or older it is out of place.  What about 
> 116?  Not sure on that one.  Thoughts?  I am thinking about getting my 
> 99 tinted to see if it really makes a big difference in the summer 
> time.   What is the general cost these days to get a car tinted?  I do 
> not want something that looks like crap or turns purple in a few years.
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Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-13 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
A potential problem with 4WD/AWD vehicles is that some shops will refuse to 
install less than 4 new tires. They claim that there's enough difference in 
diameter on the old tires, either due to wear or because different brands are 
slightly different.

I'm 50:50 on whether it's a scam. I'd say replacing a fairly new tire with one 
of the same brand and size should be OK. And AWD normally only engages if the 
drive wheels are turning faster than the free wheels (i.e. slipping), so as 
long as the new tires are on the drive wheels it should generally be OK? 4WD 
should only be used on loose/slippery surfaces so it should not be an issue 
either.

And there's no way that the donut spare most cars come with is going to be 
exactly the same diameter as the full-service tires but for some reason that's 
not a problem?

Allan


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> It still drives/rides like a truck, I’ll bet. But good tires (weird 
> size, limited offerings) do make a difference.
>
> My former ML had Kumhos or some Asian brand. Luckily, my tire guy could 
> get them as I only needed one when I got it.
>
> I need to look at what’s on the 2003 ML350. They’re in good shape, but 
> never noticed the brand.
>
> -D
>
>> On May 13, 2022, at 10:46 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> For the 05ML500
>> 
>> I ordered a set of Kumho Krugen tires from Amazon in the right size (they 
>> are not real common) and got them installed today. The old ones were like 
>> 8yo, Lizetti was the brand, cheap but seemed decent. LF started shaking like 
>> crazy, I thought it had loosed a belt but turned out it had thrown a weight 
>> and needed 6oz according to the tire shop. I asked them to check it out. 
>> Anyway it was time to get new tires. Doubled my investment in the vehicle!
>> 
>> Driving home from the shop I can’t believe what a difference. Better ride, 
>> handling and much quieter even on the beattohell interstate. I was thinking 
>> on the way up there how rough this thing rides even accounting for the 
>> imbalance. Transformed. Pretty amazing. 
>> 
>> --FT
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Re: [MBZ] 2021 Metris Getaway Camper Peace Van - 2500 miles - $85, 000

2022-05-13 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
A little less probably, especially with the conversion. Maybe 20? Still good as 
far as RVs go.

On Fri, May 13, 2022, at 12:55 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> On 2022-05-13 12:39, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
>> Suddenly noticed the current price of fuel?
>
> If the price of fuel is going to halt your vacation plans, you wouldn't 
> be buying a $100k minivan.
> What's that thing get, 25mpg hwy?
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Re: [MBZ] 2021 Metris Getaway Camper Peace Van - 2500 miles - $85, 000

2022-05-12 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Do you suppose he just came home with it one day and said "Surprise! Look what 
I bought!"

Otherwise I have trouble with seeing how a family decides to spend nearly $100K 
on a camper "Peace Van" and in less than a year's time and less than 3,000 
miles driven, decides they have "shifting interests" and don't want it.

Maybe it dawned on them that they are looking at probably $1,200 a month or 
more for the next 7 years to go camping twice a summer, and still basically 
sleeping in a tent.


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> The shifting interest was his wife telling him to get rid of the damn 
> thing or he could go live in it for good 
>
> --FT
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>> On May 12, 2022, at 6:40 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> "Original Owner selling due to shifting family interests..."
>> 
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[MBZ] 2021 Metris Getaway Camper Peace Van - 2500 miles - $85,000

2022-05-12 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"Original Owner selling due to shifting family interests..."

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Re: [MBZ] It's record breaking time!

2022-05-12 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Maybe one benefit of this current state of affairs is that people will start to 
understand that fundamental economics cannot be avoided any more than the laws 
of thermodynamics.

But I'm not hopeful, to be honest.


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> Better go fill up today before your money is worth less and the price is 
> higher tomorrow.
>
> https://jalopnik.com/gas-breaks-all-time-price-record-for-a-third-straight-d-1848915505--
>  
>
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[MBZ] 1979 450SL - 33k miles - $21,900

2022-05-12 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"no rust no dents no accidents fantastic condition must see"

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[MBZ] 2005 E320 4Matic - 129k miles - $5,200

2022-05-11 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Electrical drain issue. Looks pretty nice otherwise.

"Something pulls power from the battery and if you don't drive the car for 3 or 
4 days the rear battery dies."

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Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
At 150+ MPH in an SUV they are burning gas quickly. Even if they managed to 
maintain control, and the tires and the rest of the car held up, they would be 
out of gas in 30 minutes or so.


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> They dont typically go 178mph for very far at a time; average speed is much
> lower and you can see miles with good optics on a drone, conditions
> permitting. Nothing slowing you down except wind. Not many helicopters go
> 178mph either, but you never see a car outrun one.
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2022, 1:54 PM mitch--- via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> On 2022-05-11 16:44, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
>> > Wouldn't the range of the transponder (?) limit pursuit distances?
>>
>> $500 personal drones have 5-10 miles of range these days, complete with
>> 1080p video feed to the controller.
>> A bigger problem is flying at 180mph, even for fixed wing craft.
>> (100+mph quadcopters exist, but the battery life is miniscule, and I've
>> never heard of one going 150mph)

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Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Soon enough they will just log on to the law enforcement portal on the 
manufacturer's website, and click a button to disable the car.


On Wed, May 11, 2022, at 5:41 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
> I was sort of thinking that rather than a drone, they should have some 
> sort of missile to shoot at the perps.
>
>
> On 11/05/2022 4:29 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
>> A powerful short-range EMP emitter would be fun to use, fry them 
>> suckers up!
>>
>> --FT
>>
>> On 5/11/22 4:54 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
>>> On 2022-05-11 16:44, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
 Wouldn't the range of the transponder (?) limit pursuit distances?
>>>
>>> $500 personal drones have 5-10 miles of range these days, complete 
>>> with 1080p video feed to the controller.
>>> A bigger problem is flying at 180mph, even for fixed wing craft. 
>>> (100+mph quadcopters exist, but the battery life is miniscule, and 
>>> I've never heard of one going 150mph)
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-11 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I hade to fuel my 300D at a truck pump once. It was an odd little gas station 
in some rural area and the only diesel they had was at a truck pump. Definitely 
fills the tank quickly. The cashier was a little surprised to see a diesel sale 
of less than 20 gallons.


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> I have a pic of my daughter filling up the 300SD at a truck pump. She 
> got admiration from the big rig drivers 
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
>> On May 11, 2022, at 11:31 AM, M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I had an amusing incident at a truck stop while refueling my 1968 220D back
>> in the last century.  When another driver asked where my rig was, I pointed
>> out the miniscule /8 amongst the huge rigs.  We both got a good chuckle
>> out of it...   :)
>> 
>> -MMM-
>> 
>> On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 10:19 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
 Where?
>>> 
>>> Anywhere commercial vehicles are fueled.
>>> 
 What are big boy pumps?
>>> 
>>> The fuel island pumps reserved for semi articulating tractor trailers. The
>>> nozzles are larger than that for automobiles, and the pump moves fuel at a
>>> much higher rate. If you were to use one, you would be creating a toxic
>>> waste spill within seconds. You would be labeled as a gross emitter of
>>> toxic environmental pollution, and as such you would become a pariah to all
>>> things "green".  In effect, you would lose your "green" card.
>>> 
 Can I rent an extra axle to get the discount?
>>> 
>>> In a word, no. However, if it were possible, you would be using extra fuel
>>> to drag the extra axle around, thereby causing more noxious emissions, also
>>> negating your "green" status.
>>> 
>>> 
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[MBZ] 2001 ML320 - 110k miles - $3,200

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Needs front bumper cover and a headlight polish.

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[MBZ] 2008 ML550 - 117k miles - $8,500

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks nice, too bad it doesn't seem to have a tow hitch

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Re: [MBZ] OT: My turn to complain about USPS

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I think USPS and FedEx hand off parcels to each other. May have lost the FedEx 
label?


On Tue, May 10, 2022, at 1:53 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> Angie sent a box to her aunt in RI the other day. Today it showed up 
> back at our house.
>
> I took it down to the post office, the girl there remembered it but was 
> baffled as to why it came back. She eventually decided that some PO 
> sticker had torn off the box and so it came back. The payment sticker 
> was still on the box, the TO and FROM were still on the box, the 
> tracking was still on the box, just some other sticker wasn't...
>
> She assured me it would go out again tonight. I have doubts...
>
> -Curt

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Re: [MBZ] 1995 S500 - 138k miles - $6,000

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
At least you're probably getting better than ~15MPG though.

On Tue, May 10, 2022, at 1:53 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> Diesel is $6 now.
> 
> On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 2:19 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
>> Doesn't look too bad. Premium gas requirement should limit interested buyers 
>> in these days at $5/g.
>> 
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[MBZ] 1995 S500 - 138k miles - $6,000

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Doesn't look too bad. Premium gas requirement should limit interested buyers in 
these days at $5/g.

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[MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI - 172k miles - $8,900

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Realtor spec. Looks clean.

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Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-10 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Now Unleaded 87 is up to $4.39. $0.20 rise in last 24 hours. Diesel is still 
$5.39 for now.


On Wed, May 4, 2022, at 11:19 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> Diesel up another $0.20 today, to 5.39. Unleaded 87 is now at $4.19.
>
>
> On Wed, May 4, 2022, at 9:07 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
>> Road trip yesterday I saw diesel pushing $6, regular over $4 many places 
>> though it was $3.71 locally, cheaper at Costco. Stopped for gas at same 
>> station on way up then way back, price for premium went up $0.06 in a 
>> few hours
>>
>> --FT
>>
>> On 5/2/22 11:53 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
>>> 87 Unleaded was still $3.99 here tonight but diesel has jumped to $5.19. It 
>>> was $4.89 I think yesterday.
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[MBZ] 1977 Euro 280SE - $8,500

2022-05-09 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Interior looks decent. Not sure about the passenger side lower door and front 
fender -- almost looks like an amateur bondo job.
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[MBZ] 600SL - Runs and drives mechanic special - $2,000

2022-05-09 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"everything original everything works just needs a little bit of work"

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Re: [MBZ] No Reserve:1960 190Db Binz Kombiwagen Project

2022-05-09 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Leno would be a good buyer for this car. Someone who will restore it properly 
and use it, without a profit motive in mind.


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> With only a $100 increase in the bid in the past 24 hrs, it doesn't get a
> lot of love thus far.
> IMHO, it is a car that is at that "All or nothing stage" of
> ownership/preservation.
> All in, at $1500, plus transport [add another $1 to 2,000 for that] you get
> a car that doesn't run and smells strongly of mouse excrement.
> Then, a few years of restoration shop bills, and presuming you take it back
> to 100% restored.. what "could be" the max value?
> Jay Leno likely said it best "If you are restoring cars to make a profit,
> you are in the wrong business."
>
> On Mon, May 9, 2022 at 1:29 AM mitch--- via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-mercedes-benz-190d-binz-kombi/
>>
>> Corrosion on undercarriage components and perforations through panels
>> can be seen in the gallery.
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[MBZ] 1999 CL600 - 105k miles - $4,500

2022-05-09 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"I replaced one of the car's control modules for a better time reaction a few 
months ago. In doing so the pan for the transmission needs to be re-attached. I 
don't have time to do it nor the fortitude. If you are interested in buying 
this beauty and would like to grab it at a steal, contact me, and let's chat. I 
will consider any reasonable offer."

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Re: [MBZ] No Reserve:1960 190Db Binz Kombiwagen Project

2022-05-09 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
BaT is featuring cars dragged out of the scrapyard now?

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> can be seen in the gallery.
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[MBZ] The recent mechanical work performed is too extensive to list here.

2022-05-08 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Why do people say this? Is there a cost-per-word or length limit on a 
Craigslist ad?

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Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-08 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Too many people with too little to do. They begin to act self-destructively. 
May be some kind of natural reaction to overpopulation.

I'm not sure how we'll handle this supposed coming "post work" society when all 
work is automated by robots. I think it will be a catastrophe.


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> My belief is that there is rampant mental illness among some segments of
> society. A large part of this mental illness is caused by the severe
> cognitive dissonance they experience when their propagandists repeat
> falsities until they believe the false is true...but their lying eyes try
> to tell them the opposite.
>
> Just my opinion, but I do have a psych degree and several decades of
> observation of human behavior under extreme stress.
>
> Greg
>
>> This incident, and others across the nation, beg the question "What
>> brought
>> this individual to the mindset to learn how to make molotov cocktails,
>> actually make them, then travel to a police station and attack it, then
>> attack the responding officers, with the molotov cocktails.
>> Logical thinking says well grounded humans do not take such a course of
>> action.
>> Yet, across the country, similar acts have been done with frequency by
>> individuals and groups who apparently would have no relationship.
>> Is there some connection between them all that has not been found? Why
>> not?
>
>>
>
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[MBZ] 1989 300SEL - 90k miles - $7,500

2022-05-08 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
"emaculate condition"

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[MBZ] 2009 E320 Bluetech - 140k miles - $9,400

2022-05-08 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Potentially nice black/black E320.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/d/chicago-2009-mercedes-e320-bluetech/7480931204.html
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Re: [MBZ] How to avoid capital gains tax

2022-05-07 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
You probably need to talk to a tax accountant or financial advisor. The only 
legal way I know of to avoid capital gains on a sale is to invest the gains in 
a "substantially similar" asset within a short period of time. I don't think 
paying off your own mortgage counts, since you already own that asset.


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> Starting to seriously considering selling the other house. Current 
> renters are out at the end of this month. Per research if sold for what 
> it appears it could be sold for, I am looking at around $20k in taxes. 
> Totally ridiculous. I know I could move back in for 2 years but are 
> there other ways to avoid or minimize it? Even paying this, the cash I 
> will get out if it should pay off what I owe on Okie acres. It’s 
> sounding REAL nice not to have a house payment at all. Supposedly 
> houses like ours in that area are selling within 4 days of listing. 
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Re: [MBZ] Steak Price

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
One of my boys went through a ramen phase. He ordered a huge case online, 
something like 100 packets, and ate several a day until they were gone.

Kraft macaroni and cheese was another favorite of his.


On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 11:45 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> Don’t forget peanut butter and ramen! (Not together, of course.)
>
> -D
>
>> On May 6, 2022, at 8:38 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> A lot of eggs, rice, and beans
>> 
>> On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 8:49 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
>>> I just look at the bill for groceries every week and wonder how I could 
>>> have ever afforded food if it was that expensive when I was younger 
>>> with two kids in the house…
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
>>>> On May 6, 2022, at 5:45 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes 
>>>>  wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> What isn’t expensive?  It’s crazy. 
>>>> 
>>>> AZBob
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>>>> On May 6, 2022, at 5:33 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I have discovered that ground beef prices have inflated a lot more than
>>>>> steak. I don't get it.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Fri, May 6, 2022, 7:18 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>>>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I bought bone-in strip steak on sale this week for $6.99. They claimed 
>>>>>> 80%
>>>>>> ground beef for $2.99 but didn't actually have any...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -Curt
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Friday, May 6, 2022, 06:08:54 PM EDT, Michael Esh via Mercedes <
>>>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Meijer’s,  our local big box store is selling their New York strip steak
>>>>>> for $13.69 lb.
>>>>>> Food prices are crazy high.
>>>>>> I bought 1/2 a cow about 6 months ago for  $5.50 a pound packaged and
>>>>>> delivered.
>>>>>> I’ll bet it will be close to $8.50 a pound next time.  My supplier said
>>>>>> his feed cost had doubled since the first of the year.
>>>>>> This economy sucks!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Michael E. Esh
>>>>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Steak Price

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
A lot of eggs, rice, and beans

On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 8:49 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> I just look at the bill for groceries every week and wonder how I could 
> have ever afforded food if it was that expensive when I was younger 
> with two kids in the house…
>
> -D
>
>> On May 6, 2022, at 5:45 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
>> 
>> What isn’t expensive?  It’s crazy. 
>> 
>> AZBob
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On May 6, 2022, at 5:33 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have discovered that ground beef prices have inflated a lot more than
>>> steak. I don't get it.
>>> 
 On Fri, May 6, 2022, 7:18 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
 mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
 I bought bone-in strip steak on sale this week for $6.99. They claimed 80%
 ground beef for $2.99 but didn't actually have any...
 
 -Curt
 
 
 On Friday, May 6, 2022, 06:08:54 PM EDT, Michael Esh via Mercedes <
 mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
 
 
 
 
 Meijer’s,  our local big box store is selling their New York strip steak
 for $13.69 lb.
 Food prices are crazy high.
 I bought 1/2 a cow about 6 months ago for  $5.50 a pound packaged and
 delivered.
 I’ll bet it will be close to $8.50 a pound next time.  My supplier said
 his feed cost had doubled since the first of the year.
 This economy sucks!
 
 
 
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[MBZ] OT: 1973 Volvo 142 2-door - 141k miles - $2,500

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Wonder what this might be worth cleaned up?

NO STINKIN' SCAMMERS.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/hillsboro-1973-volvo-142-2dr-sunroof/7480395256.html
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[MBZ] 1998 SLK 230 Project Car - $1,250

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks more like a parts car to me.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/brandenburg-1998-mercedes-benz-slk-230/7480402763.html
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[MBZ] 2002 ML320 - 173k miles - $3,700

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
This one doesn't look too bad and isn't too far away. A few rust bubbles on the 
doors. Are these known for having lots of hidden rust issues?

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/indianapolis-2002-mercedes-benz-ml320/7480389227.html
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
They have been unable to sell it at the current market price so they are taking 
a loss before it spoils and they have to throw it out.

On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 10:52 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> Yet  Giant has NY Strip Steak for $5.77/b. this weekend. Go figure.
>
> On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 11:15 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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>
>> I took a road trip the other day up to NC, dizzle prices were climbing
>> through the day on same stations signs I saw on each Way. Was pushing $6 in
>> NC
>>
>> I’m seeing grocery prices up 30% or more for some things in the last few
>> weeks. My local store specials have nearly evaporated or the “special “
>> price is now 20% higher than a few weeks ago.
>>
>> --FT
>> Sent from iFōn
>>
>> > On May 6, 2022, at 8:52 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Drove by Speedway the other day.
>> > 4.36 for 87E10
>> > 4.16 for E85
>> >
>> > Such a bargain, knock less than 5% off the pump price and knock less
>> than 25% off your mpg. Maybe less than 20% if it's winter E85 (E40-E50).
>> >
>> >> On 2022-05-05 21:02, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote:
>> >> Maine Standard Biofuels
>> >> 55 Ingersol Drive, Portland, Maine
>> >> I saved $36 by filling with biodiesel today!
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Re: [MBZ] I’m not even going to comment on this

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Biodiesel starts with mostly soybean oil or used cooking oil but may also 
include other plant oils or animal fats. It is chemically altered by a process 
called transesterification which separates the glycerin from the fat or 
vegetable oil. After transesterification there are two products: glycerin which 
is "washed" out and used for other purposes, and methyl esters (the chemical 
name for biodiesel).

If you run your diesel engine on straight veggie/fryer oil (even if 
cleaned/filtered) you are not removing the glycerin which can gum up your 
injectors and injection pump. I can only speculate what it does to DPF and 
other post-combustion emission control systems.

 
On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 10:55 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> Since B99 is 99 percent biodiesel and less than 1% diesel, that begs the
> question:  how do they manufacture biodiesel and from what feedstock?
>
> On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 10:21 AM G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> Commercial specification biodiesel is chemically refined vegetable oil made
>> to a specific DOT specification. The raw material may have been vegetable
>> oil [new or used] but the final material must meet the DOT specification to
>> be sold.
>> It also must meet DOD specification since the government is a major
>> contract buyer of spec biodiesel.
>> Additionally, all 50 states have state specifications biodiesel must meet.
>> What it is not, is "used fryer oil" just dumped into some diesel.
>> This link will take you to details of biodiesel standards, and if you care
>> to read for a few hours, other biodiesel details.
>> https://www.biofuelsystems.com/specification.htm
>>
>> On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 5:52 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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>>
>> > It's commercial biodiesel refined fryer oil or simply soybean oil mixed
>> > with a little bit of diesel?
>> >
>> > On Thu, May 5, 2022, 11:43 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Good one!
>> > >
>> > > Sent from my iPhone
>> > >
>> > > > On May 5, 2022, at 7:44 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
>> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > Shifty deal
>> > > >
>> > > > --FT
>> > > > Sent from iFōn
>> > > >
>> > > >> On May 5, 2022, at 7:33 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
>> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Probably better than running on waste fryer oil, but not sure by
>> how
>> > > much.
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
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[MBZ] 2001 ML 320 - 148k miles - $3,200

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks like it's green but might be black kinda hard to say at least to my eyes.

Has Chicago stopped their street sweeping program?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/chicago-2001-mercedes-ml-320/7480107379.html

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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-06 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
On Fri, May 6, 2022, at 10:14 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> I’m seeing grocery prices up 30% or more for some things in the last 
> few weeks. My local store specials have nearly evaporated or the 
> “special “ price is now 20% higher than a few weeks ago. 

Almost everything is delivered through the supply chain by diesel fuel. Prices 
will rise to cover the increased delivery costs.


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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Yeah my diesels are parked for now.

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Re: [MBZ] I’m not even going to comment on this

2022-05-05 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Probably better than running on waste fryer oil, but not sure by how much.


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Re: [MBZ] this is in fact a 1 owner. 1967 Mercedes Benz 200D - $11, 000

2022-05-05 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
About 100x what I paid for my W110 which wasn't in much worse condition.

On Thu, May 5, 2022, at 2:01 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> Rusty floors, rust on front end
>
> This one was purchased brand new in Germany by the seller’s Step-Dad who 
> was in the service at the time.
>
> This car is being auctioned on a new classic car auction site.
>
> https://hickory.craigslist.org/ctd/d/newton-1967-mercedes-benz-200d/7479794841.html
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[MBZ] 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 - 117k miles - $22,000

2022-05-05 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Seems a high ask for the age and condition?

https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/lafayette-sprinter-passenger-2500/7479749951.html
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Re: [MBZ] I got COVID and am unable to finish project. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD RUST FREE EURO SPEC CAR ENGINE OUT OF CAR - $3, 000

2022-05-05 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Yeah it does look pretty good.

Wheels look wrong. Not bad really, I just can't see anything other than Bundts 
or the steel wheels with hubcaps on a W123.

It was my understanding that MB never fitted a manual with a turbodiesel. So a 
transmission swap, or turbo addition was done at some point?



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> Looks decent
>
> https://fayetteville.craigslist.org/cto/d/fayetteville-1985-mercedes-benz-300td/7479613942.html
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[MBZ] 2005 Mercedes Ben's C240

2022-05-04 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Beater car with unknown miles. 4matic, but we can probably ignore the AMG badge 
that looks like it was written in crayon?

https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/toledo-2005-mercedes-bens-c240/7479653766.html


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[MBZ] 2004 E320 - 80k miles - $7,500

2022-05-04 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks nice but not sure it's worth that much even with the low miles?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/brookfield-2004-mercedes-benz-320/7479672122.html

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Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-04 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Diesel up another $0.20 today, to 5.39. Unleaded 87 is now at $4.19.


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> Road trip yesterday I saw diesel pushing $6, regular over $4 many places 
> though it was $3.71 locally, cheaper at Costco. Stopped for gas at same 
> station on way up then way back, price for premium went up $0.06 in a 
> few hours
>
> --FT
>
> On 5/2/22 11:53 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
>> 87 Unleaded was still $3.99 here tonight but diesel has jumped to $5.19. It 
>> was $4.89 I think yesterday.
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Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-04 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
One of my least favorite colors, personally. Though I might have forgiven it if 
it had a manual transmission.


On Wed, May 4, 2022, at 11:56 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> Color is nice but how long since it last ran?
>
> On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 8:59 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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>> Buy grandpa's car that has been sitting for ages and pay us top dollar
>>
>> Exterior body in good shape with some minor rusting. Car has been keep
>> covered under protected carport for several years.
>>
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>> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/saint-petersburg-1976-mercedes-benz-240d/7479026937.html
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Re: [MBZ] I had an interesting day

2022-05-04 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Not quite following... you bought this car? 

On Tue, May 3, 2022, at 11:13 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> She bought it 12/17 for her son for $8k. Threw more money at it, 
> finally gave up. It’s been sitting for quite some time, coupla years. 
> She is clueless except didn’t want to spend more money. Had some shop 
> look at it, they had no idea how to deal with it. 
>
> Someone had been trying to get it started and had the trunk latch 
> messed up. I tried jumping it off the power point in the footwell, got 
> some reaction but wouldn’t crank. Messed with the trunk a bit more and 
> got it popped. Put my charger on it set to jumpstart, turned the key 
> and it lit off on first spin. Gotta love those 500s. 
>
> It has electrical issues, maybe from whatever whoever had been messing 
> with. It was slammed and I thought it was completely buggered but it 
> turns out it is only half buggered as the passenger side pumped up 
> fine. I’m guessing solenoids on the hydraulic distribution block but 
> maybe it’s the electrics. These cars are basically a 220 coupé so same 
> issues as the S-class. It will be a learning experience to go through 
> it. 
>
> Kalebs neighbor there in Tulsa just did the hydraulics on a S600 that 
> was slammed so that is good instructional utuber u. There’s a rebuild 
> kit with o-rings. She did say she had someone do something to the 
> hydraulics in the past but didn’t have details. 
>
> The OBD port was not live so couldn’t scan it. There’s a fuse for it 
> somewhere but I didn’t have time to deal with it. 
>
> 20footer on the outside (hail dimples), interior pretty good. Cheap. 
> The woman was very impressed I got it going after these other guys 
> couldn’t deal with it and it had been sitting. I charmed her!  All she 
> wanted was enough to pay for new carpet in her bedroom. 
>
> --FT
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>> On May 3, 2022, at 10:28 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Bring a battery, drive it away. Could be that simple, sounds like the 
>> seller is clueless.
>> 
>>> On Tue, May 3, 2022, at 10:20 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
>>> https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-2002-mercedes-cl500/7471538733.html
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[MBZ] 2003 E55 AMG - 172k miles - $10,000

2022-05-03 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
CAR HAS A REBUILT TITLE THAT POSSIBLY CHANGED NOTHING SERIOUS 

https://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/d/dayton-mercedes-e55-amg-2003/7479141952.html
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[MBZ] 2011 Sprinter Ambulance - $13,600

2022-05-03 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/wheeling-2011-mercedes-benz-sprinter/7479111590.html
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[MBZ] W124 - 94k miles - $6,900

2022-05-03 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Looks nice. Black/black, as it should be.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/d/des-plaines-mercedes-w124/7479209992.html
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Re: [MBZ] I had an interesting day

2022-05-03 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
Bring a battery, drive it away. Could be that simple, sounds like the seller is 
clueless.

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Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-03 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
A gasoline Jetta with the 1.4 engine gets ~34mpg mixed, probably better on the 
highway. So here, with unleaded at $3.99, that's 11.7 cents/mile. The diesel at 
42mpg with fuel at $5.19 would be 12.3 cents/mile. So there's no fuel cost 
savings driving a diesel any more. The higher energy content of the diesel fuel 
has been factored into the price.

I don't think any marque is offering diesel passenger cars in the USA any more. 
We can probably thank VW for that. GM killed the passenger diesel engine in the 
late 1970s/early 1980s, and VW killed whatever recovery there had been with 
their emissions cheats.

I still like my OM617s for their simplicity and reliability but would never buy 
a new diesel with all the blue tech crap. They cost more, won't save any money 
on fuel and are more prone to problems.

The only sensible reason to buy a new diesel today is in a truck where you need 
the torque for towing or hauling heavy loads.



On Tue, May 3, 2022, at 2:37 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> 42 mpg driving from Phoenix to San Diego, average 38.4 mpg driving from 
> SD to LA and back (stupid, ridiculous traffic (stop and go…mostly stop) 
> then stupid speed keeping up in traffic (85-90mph). 
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>> On May 3, 2022, at 12:27 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
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>> An oil distributor in Ohio said this a couple of days ago:
>> 
>> 
>> Diesel prices are straight up street price margin grabs.
>> 
>> Wholesale diesel is $3.89 ish right now.
>> 
>> that’s raw wholesale cost. No taxes - state or fed - added in. No freight or 
>> margin in.
>> 
>> Just simply raw wholesale cost.
>> 
>> 
>> Major gas station chains will be cheaper than my wholesale cost.
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