Re: [MBZ] 300 TD

2010-05-01 Thread Bill R
not worried enough about it to go in after it. Manfred Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 06:48:29 -0400 From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Subject: [MBZ] 300 TD Hi Manfred - how is the 300TD project coming along? BillR ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go

[MBZ] 300 TD

2010-04-30 Thread Bill R
Hi Manfred - how is the 300TD project coming along? BillR ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Older

2010-04-01 Thread Bill R
Yes, absolutely unsafe. The only way to be safe is to avoid all water, and avoid all food that has been contaminated with it. Let me know how that works for you ...8=) BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of MG

Re: [MBZ] Blower motor on a 140

2010-03-29 Thread Bill R
Thanks everyone for both the blower motor information and the brake shield warning. I will refrain from the shields and [probably] switch to ceramic at the next break job. BillR ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To

[MBZ] Blower motor on a 140

2010-03-28 Thread Bill R
The blower motor on our 1997 LWB S320 suddenly stopped a few days ago. After all the codes were cleared and the fuse changed [it was bad] the blower still did not work and the 'check engine' light came back on [it had been on for awhile before this, and returned soon after being cleared]. I am

Re: [MBZ] Blower motor on a 140

2010-03-28 Thread Bill R
the codes and was going to look them up, but was on his way out to do something with his kids. I'll call tomorrow. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Savage Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:05 PM To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Blower motor on a 140

2010-03-28 Thread Bill R
I have not been reading all the posts, but somehow I think perhaps letting that one go is a good idea ... unless she has a good one cheap... Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley Sent: Sunday, March

Re: [MBZ] Blower motor on a 140

2010-03-28 Thread Bill R
] Blower motor on a 140 Bill R wrote: I have not been reading all the posts, but somehow I think perhaps letting that one go is a good idea ... unless she has a good one cheap... Bill R It was kind of a stab a Kleb, who took Regina's car apart some months ago... Mitch

Re: [MBZ] OT: Kit Cars, was: Best Porsches

2010-03-26 Thread Bill R
Porsches On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 9:34 AM, Bill R billr32...@comcast.net wrote: Gerry - I looked at trading my Caprice for one with a neighbor.  IIRC, the engine also had a Maserati nameplate in addition to some cosmetic Maserati items. I don't know if it was an actual Maserati engine as he

Re: [MBZ] Chrysler/Maserati spawn

2010-03-26 Thread Bill R
] There is a building material salvage yard here in Jacksonville that has [or had] a very nice design Jensen 'fastback' they were trying to sell. They wanted too much for it a few years ago [last time I was by there], but unfortunately it had been left sitting in the yard and had a couple of

Re: [MBZ] OT: Kit Cars, was: Best Porsches

2010-03-25 Thread Bill R
Gerry - I looked at trading my Caprice for one with a neighbor. IIRC, the engine also had a Maserati nameplate in addition to some cosmetic Maserati items. I don't know if it was an actual Maserati engine as he claimed, but I ended up not making the trade. BillR -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] Gonna snow in ATL today.

2010-01-07 Thread Bill R
I still remember some terror associated with I75 going into Atlanta when it was snowing and the road had about 3 of slush. That was about 35 years ago. The experience stuck. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-25 Thread Bill R
When you are able to stop at those signs the question is whether the people behind you also have such ability. I worried about that a bit when I was in snow country. Keep the heart attacks to a minimum. They are not fun. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-25 Thread Bill R
of white Christmases; NE, CA, MI, Greenland, etc. 'dont need any more WHITE uns. ; Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 9:38 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-25 Thread Bill R
May you live until you are tired of it and ready to try something else. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Wonko the Sane Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 10:03 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ

Re: [MBZ] NeXT is going

2009-12-04 Thread Bill R
I found a Newton at a garage sale several years ago, very slightly used and still in the box [with about a $1,100 price tag on it]. It was the end of the day and they wanted $125 for it. I had no idea what it was and offered $45 [what I had on me]. They talked and finally agreed to that. I

[MBZ] wiper problems

2009-12-03 Thread Bill R
Hi Group - the intermittent function on my wipers has ceased to work, as well as the function that brings the wipers down when they are turned off. Since the flash function stopped working a couple of years ago I have been expecting more trouble with that device. Anything else I should be looking

Re: [MBZ] wiper problems

2009-12-03 Thread Bill R
Just a tad forgetful today. The wiper problems are on my 1981 300SD, 312k miles. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:31 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: [MBZ

Re: [MBZ] wiper problems

2009-12-03 Thread Bill R
Thanks, Jim. I have always admired your style. I'll do some checking. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:02 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] I want this

2009-12-03 Thread Bill R
Just tell her you want to go camping with her, and this small motor home fell into your lap... BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:49 AM To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] wiper problems

2009-12-03 Thread Bill R
Does that description also work for an early model 126? BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of andrew strasfogel Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:18 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] wiper

Re: [MBZ] Reel mowers (was corn juice)

2009-11-07 Thread Bill R
List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Reel mowers (was corn juice) And don't forget Obama be payin you some Change for that change. You'll be making money off your retrofit. --R Bill R wrote: That is such an exciting offer that I don't dare tell the grandkids. Having just gotten rid of the 24' above ground

Re: [MBZ] Reel mowers (was corn juice)

2009-11-07 Thread Bill R
Things you thought you were through worrying about. I know it well. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of MG Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 10:26 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Reel mowers

Re: [MBZ] OT: House addition photos

2009-11-04 Thread Bill R
Looks quite nice. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 12:29 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: House addition photos What's the latest on new

Re: [MBZ] Seat Repairs Question

2009-11-04 Thread Bill R
Hi Randy - that was the problem I was having on my '81 SD. Unlike you, I cannot do the work myself, but a trip to the local upholstery shop replaced the left bolster, left seat edge panel and the center armrest with [almost] matching MBTex [the top of the seat was a bit faded, but it matches

Re: [MBZ] Seat Repairs Question

2009-11-04 Thread Bill R
- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com]on Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 12:41 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] Seat Repairs Question Hi Randy - that was the problem I was having on my '81 SD. Unlike you, I cannot do

Re: [MBZ] You don't see these every day

2009-11-01 Thread Bill R
I liked the hydraulic leveling and ground clearance/jack system, and being able to run [the station wagon at least] a fully loaded one without one of the rear wheels. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Peter

Re: [MBZ] You don't see these every day

2009-10-31 Thread Bill R
I was pretty serious about getting one back in the early 1970's. Seemed a great car in many ways, though I probably would have needed to have some instruction in hydraulics to keep it going. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] biodegrading W124 wiring insulation

2009-10-29 Thread Bill R
Max, if you are one of the thousands who are having and up close and personal relationship with the H1N1 virus, you are considered contagious for at least a day, and perhaps two days, after the fever goes away. You might want to check with the company about returning. My wife might have had it,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dome

2009-10-28 Thread Bill R
There is all of that, but mostly I think just because it looks cool. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of MG Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:12 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Dome

Re: [MBZ] transmission options....

2009-10-23 Thread Bill R
And we are still awaiting the Dome warming party. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of MG Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 9:34 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] transmission options Larry, The

Re: [MBZ] transmission options....

2009-10-23 Thread Bill R
The scary part is that I think he gave us the Cliffs Notes version. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of LarryT Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:12 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] transmission

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster for 67 200D

2009-10-21 Thread Bill R
I think you might be on the right track about the dimmer, and I think several list members recommend just wiring around it as the dash lights are dim enough to not blind you. When I had some of the other issues you describe it turned out to be a good fuse [tested by multi-meter] whose contact

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster for 67 200D

2009-10-21 Thread Bill R
Sorry, I didn't notice your car doesn't have an electronic component to the speedo. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:52 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster for 67 200D

2009-10-21 Thread Bill R
My 1962 220Sb odometer had been rolled back by a car dealer. It never did work. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bob Hamilton Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:29 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] painting

2009-10-18 Thread Bill R
MANFRED - Good to hear from you. I had decided perhaps you have built one too many walls and were stuck inside the dome home and no one had found you yet. I was contemplating a rescue mission. I had a '62 Corvair with a similar problem in the back [well, not that bad yet]. I 'repaired' it with

Re: [MBZ] Eco-friendly wheels

2009-10-12 Thread Bill R
I should think traction, especially if the need for hard breaking were to arise, would be a big problem - not to mention ride quality. I would expect the second pic would be repeated with the first car very soon. Bill -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

[MBZ] Fraudulent Credit Card

2009-10-09 Thread Bill R
.contacted, and they connected with the other two agencies for me. No charge for that. I have the 3 month reminder in my calendar, and plan to renew the alert every three months. Yes, I guess it can happen to anyone. Bill R -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL

Re: [MBZ] 'Nother I fixed it

2009-10-09 Thread Bill R
While not quite that bad [and not dangerous], we bought a house that had been the model home for the neighborhood. They planned on bringing in power to the garage from the SE front, but the utilities would not run power when they needed it so they brought it in from the development behind us at

Re: [MBZ] Fraudulent Credit Card

2009-10-09 Thread Bill R
if you apply for credit. You should be able to do that for yourself [prove you are you, except on a weekend, so don't try to buy anything on new credit when the reporting agencies are closed], but it should stop a fake application. Not foolproof I am sure, but close. Bill R -Original Message

Re: [MBZ] Fraudulent Credit Card

2009-10-09 Thread Bill R
on my file... The GM card I'd been using is gone, I went back to a Chase card I'd let go inactive. Its got better (ie something I'd use) rewards... -Curt Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:11:49 -0400 From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Subject: [MBZ] Fraudulent Credit Card To: 'Banned List' ban

Re: [MBZ] Incognito plates

2009-10-08 Thread Bill R
That is a normal occurrence in Florida. We have so many different plates [Isn't it about 80 now?] that I don't think anyone knows them all by sight. I understand some areas are banning the lighted tag holders, but lots of them are still large. BillR -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-26 Thread Bill R
List Subject: Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise Most FLAPS have a good selection of o-rings - might be able to find one there? LarryT OilAnalysis Time? Looking for Weber Parts or Porsche Posters? www.youroil.net -- From: Bill R billr32

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-25 Thread Bill R
or monitoring by the men in black helicopters for security purposes. Please rely on your own swine flu virus checking as the sender cannot accept any liability for any damage arising from any bug or virus infection. Bill R wrote: I always use Delvac 1 and change it about 10,000, though my

[MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-24 Thread Bill R
1981 300SD 311k miles. I have noticed over the past 10 days that the oil pressure gauge, which used to peg in about 2 seconds, is now taking 5 - 6 seconds to get up there. Is this something that rings warning bells for anyone? I'll be taking it in to my Indy next week, but should I be looking

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-24 Thread Bill R
Haley Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:36 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise Bill R wrote: 1981 300SD 311k miles. I have noticed over the past 10 days that the oil pressure gauge, which used to peg in about 2 seconds, is now taking 5 - 6 seconds to get up

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-24 Thread Bill R
to be as hard as rocks. -- Peter Arnold Windsor, CT - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:30:45 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: [MBZ] slow pressure rise 1981 300SD 311k

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise in my 300SD / NICE looking 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2009-09-24 Thread Bill R
. My 240D was doing it real bad for awhile. I've noticed recently it isn't... Odd. -Curt Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:30:45 -0400 From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Subject: [MBZ] slow pressure rise To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Message-ID: 016d01ca3d23$9ad8ce50$d08a6a...@net

Re: [MBZ] slow pressure rise

2009-09-24 Thread Bill R
]on Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:31 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: [MBZ] slow pressure rise 1981 300SD 311k miles. I have noticed over the past 10 days that the oil pressure gauge, which used to peg in about 2 seconds, is now taking 5 - 6 seconds to get up

Re: [MBZ] sing it again, Sam

2009-09-22 Thread Bill R
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Florida is also non-profit. No shareholders to pacify. $20M annual salary for the head. It does sort of help to understand 'non-profit' to mean 'after expenses'. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] ticketable

2009-09-21 Thread Bill R
Now, I always wear a seat belt anyway, and I think it's a good idea to do so, but I don't think the government has any business forcing me to do so, since my choice in this matter affects only me. I assume that if you are seriously injured you have adequate insurance with a multi-million dollar

Re: [MBZ] Fw: World Air Traffic - this is cool

2009-09-21 Thread Bill R
Gerry - I couldn't open it either. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of LarryT Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 9:26 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fw: World Air Traffic - this is cool Hi

Re: [MBZ] Emergency shutdown

2009-09-17 Thread Bill R
I looked at one a year or so ago that had a clear plastic hose [like an aquarium air line] coming out of the dash. The owner enjoyed explaining how he had to suck it off to get it to shut down. I didn't want to do a test drive for some reason. BillR -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] Emergency shutdown

2009-09-17 Thread Bill R
+ miles.  1990 300D 2.5t 170K miles. Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:47 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] Emergency shutdown I looked

Re: [MBZ] Parts exchange

2009-09-08 Thread Bill R
seat switch for a 126. Looking at the case/board/contacts and little pieces gives me nightmares. Bill R 1981 300SD 311k miles 1997 LWB S320 158k miles -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of drcscru...@aol.com Sent: Tuesday

Re: [MBZ] Macs of all flavors

2009-09-08 Thread Bill R
If such is appropriate for 10 year old who is looking to have her own computer I am interested. I also have two very old mac 1400cs powerbook laptops that someone might need for parts. They still work, but require too much for a PC trained 10 YO or a 60 YO grandpa to use. BillR -Original

Re: [MBZ] Parts exchange

2009-09-08 Thread Bill R
Of drcscru...@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 12:37 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Parts exchange I will check the passenger side, the drivers side is shot though.? Will not be able to check until tomorrow tho.? cks -Original Message- From: Bill R billr32

Re: [MBZ] Macs of all flavors

2009-09-08 Thread Bill R
I suspected as much, but I have never used a mac, and she is just starting to learn on our PCs. I am not at all tech savvy [it skipped a generation]. I'm happy to ship them to someone wanting to give it a shot. One has a zip drive and I have about 20 zip disks here somewhere. BillR

Re: [MBZ] More Re; colleges

2009-08-29 Thread Bill R
If we are suggesting good small colleges, I'd suggest checking out Lynchburg College in Lynchburg VA. Very good facilities, very good faculty [at least when I was there]. Because it is in the frozen Northland [which they would hotly dispute] they have indoor as well as outdoor sports facilities.

Re: [MBZ] Diesel Tika-Marsala coming soon... Tata

2009-08-27 Thread Bill R
I got to tour the main Tata steel plant and truck factory back in the late 1980's. I was there more for observing their work with local villages [they had adopted 125 of them, teaching skills then buying products from them], so the factory tours were a bit cursory, but it was interesting to see

Re: [MBZ] Oil change cost

2009-08-20 Thread Bill R
My nephew is shop manager and part owner of a foreign car repair shop. He says his cost for a standard oil change is @$45.00. The $18 oil change special at the local quick lube shop sure isn't how they make their money. That transmission fluid is really dirty/burnt. See the color .. you really

Re: [MBZ] OT Snook is selling his car

2009-08-17 Thread Bill R
Must sell 87 chevy caprice on 22' rims - $2500 At that height I doubt they would be street legal. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 10:38 AM To: Mercedes Discussion

[MBZ] Dang. It was one of the 'good' fuses.

2009-08-14 Thread Bill R
I know this has happened to others, but what a pain. My dash gauges all went dead [oil, fuel, tach, speedo, odo, plus blinkers and brakes]. I check each fuse, spraying with cleaner and twisting, then put a continuity tester on all of them, all were good. I finally gave up and took it to my

[MBZ] turbo DIESEL MERCEDES 1983 300d 181k - $300

2009-08-12 Thread Bill R
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Re: [MBZ] very OT - i/o problem on a SD mini

2009-08-10 Thread Bill R
McCluskey Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2009 11:56 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] very OT - i/o problem on a SD mini On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:54:27 -0400 Bill R billr32...@comcast.net wrote: My storage card suddenly decided to not be recognized by the device. There are lots

Re: [MBZ] Tranny shifting problem!!

2009-08-10 Thread Bill R
I don't think this is applicable to your situation, but anyone with tranny problems might end up reading it. Manfred just about cured my transmission shift problems by doing some exact measurements on the throttle linkages. I had been having some problems with it since I had the tranny replaced

[MBZ] Non - Benz OT : Mechanic needed for a Durango

2009-08-10 Thread Bill R
My daughter and SIl have a Dodge Durango [maybe 5 years old?] with a non functioning AC. It was just the fan, and cooled OK when moving, but I think it is more involved than that now. She is about 7.5 months pregnant and getting stalled in traffic on I285 for 2 hours just about did her in a day

Re: [MBZ] Non - Benz OT : Mechanic needed for a Durango

2009-08-10 Thread Bill R
for a Durango Bill R wrote: My daughter and SIl have a Dodge Durango [maybe 5 years old?] with a non functioning AC. It was just the fan, and cooled OK when moving, but I think it is more involved than that now. Can't help with a mechanic, but if only the fan has given up, it is most likely

Re: [MBZ] Had a brain flash/short - tow away zones

2009-08-10 Thread Bill R
I lost my Alfa GTV that way many years ago in Indianapolis. I was not familiar with those things and ran into an office for 10 min, ended up staying 45, and came out to no car. It had a car alarm and was still screaming when I got to the impound lot an hour later. They had parked it as far away

[MBZ] very OT - i/o problem on a SD mini

2009-08-09 Thread Bill R
My storage card suddenly decided to not be recognized by the device. There are lots of items on that that I probably can't replace. Is there any reasonable way to retrieve that information? It is a 6 Gb card in a device [HTC 9825] that I think is rated for 4 Gb. It seems to have worked ok for

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-08 Thread Bill R
across the gap. Check all the contacts in the plug on the back of the board. Manfred Message: 7 Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 16:47:28 -0400 From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Subject: Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD Guess I should get a bit more specific. The temp, fuel, oil pressure

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-08 Thread Bill R
a parasitic leak, and your job is to chase it down and kill it. -- Jim From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 6:12 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD I didn't

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-08 Thread Bill R
Thank you Barry. I gave them a quick look earlier, but I will pay special attention to 12. If I show continuity from the top to the bottom of the fuse holder I would assume the fuse is good? They all did that about two weeks ago, but that was prior to my messing with it. BillR -Original

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-08 Thread Bill R
I did replace that fuse, but it made no difference. I'm going to pull the cluster Monday and see what happens. Bill -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Barry Stark Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:04 PM To: 'Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Answer for O/T Concrete Mixer Trivia, Don't Read if you so desire

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
Thanks Peter. I never knew that [or a lot of other stuff about concrete. Interesting. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Peter T. Arnold Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:48 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] O/T - How is the dome home coming??

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
Hi Manfred - Have not seen too many emails from you of late. My system has been a bit screwed up [the remailer's anyway], so I might have missed some. How goes the construction? Ready for a Hawthorne-Dome-Home-Q and aerobatic demonstration anytime soon? BillR

Re: [MBZ] O/T - How is the dome home coming??

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
remove the support frame and get to doing some of the inside. Oh well some day. Manfred Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 10:04:10 -0400 From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net Subject: Re: [MBZ] O/T - How is the dome home coming?? Hi Manfred - Have not seen too many emails from you of late. My system has

[MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
I did it to myself, though I am not exactly sure of the part I screwed up. For the past three years I have had an intermittent buzz [like a single strand of a wire shorting out at times] on the blinker. It would be good while flashing, but hum/buzz at times, and it's extreme was to make a

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
Guess I should get a bit more specific. The temp, fuel, oil pressure [pegged at the top] speedo, tach and blinkers are dead. The clock. odo and flashers do work. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bill R Sent

Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD

2009-08-07 Thread Bill R
Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Dash console dead - 1981 300SD Oh, you mean instrument cluster? Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 4:47 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Dash console

Re: [MBZ] Public Service Announcement - 126 seat switch needed

2009-07-30 Thread Bill R
On a slightly different point, what you mention about the staffer giving his viewpoint priority points to the major problem with term limits. The elected positions of congress are pretty much overwhelming in terms of needing to know everything about everything coming before the legislature, so

Re: [MBZ] What can someone tell me about these Mercedes?

2009-07-29 Thread Bill R
I'll second the feeling about the 140's road worthiness. We just took our 1997 S320 to Atlanta and back - probably 1,000 total for the week. This one you look forward to driving. The Parktronic is helpful for getting it where you want it [my darling wife likes to back into spaces], the moisture

Re: [MBZ] OT Computer virus attacts

2009-07-25 Thread Bill R
I use the free AVAST! version on my computer and have had no problems. I don't have alerts unless it finds something, and that only happens a few times a year. I suspect that part of the help I get on that is being on the end of a wireless router so I'm hard to find. I had a corporate edition

Re: [MBZ] New Vibrations 190D - motor mount??

2009-07-11 Thread Bill R
That sounds like what happened on my 1981 300SD when the motor mounts went bad. It got worse quickly and got quite loud until replaced. Bill R -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Zoltan Finks Sent: Saturday, July 11

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-22 Thread Bill R
more complicated. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Savage Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:23 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb Bill R wrote: When I asked the tech

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-21 Thread Bill R
...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Savage Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:50 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb Bill R wrote: I had them check on the hydraulic pump on the driver's door, and that one seems to be dead. I wonder

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-21 Thread Bill R
finding things wrong with it. For that kind of money, the car should have about 40k miles, perfect paint and interior, and everything should work on it. Bill R wrote: I have no idea, but the guy at the dealership said that hydraulic pump for that door was bad, and repairs were @ $1,500

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-21 Thread Bill R
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 6:16 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb So what happens when you pull and reset fuse 9 in the trunk? John On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Bill R billr32...@comcast.net wrote: I have no idea, but the guy at the dealership said

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-21 Thread Bill R
I'm talking about the closer that will pull the door fully closed from about 1/4 inch away. The same function works all four doors and the trunk. The locks work fine. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB - ?? for Kaleb

2009-06-20 Thread Bill R
[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Savage Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:42 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB Bill R wrote: This was dealer maintained all the way, and has factory everything. I have not completely figured out what everything

Re: [MBZ] OT: one reason it's bad to have a girl

2009-06-20 Thread Bill R
I'm still shooting for a FL-Q when you get that thing done. BBQ and plane rides for everybody ... or at least we could watch. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of MG Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:04 PM To:

Re: [MBZ] one reason it's bad to have a girl - good books on math

2009-06-17 Thread Bill R
There are a couple of books out for young teen girls to jump start math. Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math. I don't' recall the author at this point and I'm too lazy to walk across the house to look, but the title should find them for you. The author had much of them published in Teen magazine.

[MBZ] S320 LWB

2009-06-13 Thread Bill R
We took the oft repeated advice from some on the list and paid top dollar for a beautiful example of a 1997 S230 LWB. The car was sold and serviced at the dealer, and kept in wonderful condition by what seems an anal retentive type. Service records are up to date. It has all options for its

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB

2009-06-13 Thread Bill R
Obviously I don't know much about it yet. Make that a long wheel base S320, not a 230. BillR -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Bill R Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:32 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB

2009-06-13 Thread Bill R
with the 20 wheels? Are you keeping those? Congrats and good luck. ;) Is it really LWB? Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:32 PM Subject: [MBZ] S320 LWB We took the oft

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB

2009-06-13 Thread Bill R
Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB 'Sounds nice. Ive forgotten when was last model 140. Is this a 140? Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:52 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ

Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB

2009-06-13 Thread Bill R
:07 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] S320 LWB Congrats on the new car, I'm sure if will serve you and your wife well for years to come. They are really great cars, and I'm sure you're both proud, as you should be, to own it. Happy motoring!! Ed 300E 2009/6/13 Bill R billr32

[MBZ] S320, part two

2009-06-12 Thread Bill R
First, apologies to any who responded and I didn't see it. I had cataract surgery on my other eye on Wed, and have not been able to read computer screens since, at least not normal size ones. I can copy and paste and enlarge, if I could tell it was something I needed to do that with, out of the

[MBZ] 1994 S320

2009-06-11 Thread Bill R
After the Compass / CVR / Rav4 /Subaru looking one of the folks my wife works with just listed a 1994 S320 for $5,500, but 'will make me a good deal on it'. It is a third car and is not being driven. From the total mileage it has been driven less than 10k per year over its life. He had the

Re: [MBZ] 1994 S320

2009-06-11 Thread Bill R
it with those 20 wheels on it - somebody may interpret it as approval. Did they save the original wheels? Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R billr32...@comcast.net To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com; 'Banned List' ban...@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 11

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