[MBZ] Selling 87 300D

2008-04-30 Thread Bob DuPuy
I posted this up last week on the Super tubo site and thought I would
spam my good friends here too.

This OM603 powered W124 would make a good starting point for a super
turbo project. It was the original diesel Hot Rod and held the fastest
diesel production car in the US for years. I hate to let it go but
I've got to face facts that I will not be able to give it the
attention it deserves. There is some right front corner and bumper
damage, but it did not effect the engine compartment or core support.
23 mi Runs and shifts well. It still has a #14 head but has never
overheated or built reservoir pressure overnight. Under duress from
swmbo teenage son drove this car for eight months. So the interior
shows wear (door panels  armrests) also right front damage. The wife
and I drove and loved this car for years and it was well maintained.
Now it breaks my heart to see it. I'm offering it to my super turbo
friends before it goes to Craigs list. $1800.

http://www.schumanautomotive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6320

Bob D.
Parrish, FL

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Re: [MBZ] Selling 87 300D

2008-04-30 Thread Bob DuPuy
I can send some out tomorrow. For now check the link in my first post

Bob

On 4/30/08, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Bob, Got Pictures?


 At 06:45 PM 4/30/2008, you wrote:
 I posted this up last week on the Super tubo site and thought I would
 spam my good friends here too.
 
 This OM603 powered W124 would make a good starting point for a super
 turbo project. It was the original diesel Hot Rod and held the fastest
 diesel production car in the US for years. I hate to let it go but
 I've got to face facts that I will not be able to give it the
 attention it deserves. There is some right front corner and bumper
 damage, but it did not effect the engine compartment or core support.
 23 mi Runs and shifts well. It still has a #14 head but has never
 overheated or built reservoir pressure overnight. Under duress from
 swmbo teenage son drove this car for eight months. So the interior
 shows wear (door panels  armrests) also right front damage. The wife
 and I drove and loved this car for years and it was well maintained.
 Now it breaks my heart to see it. I'm offering it to my super turbo
 friends before it goes to Craigs list. $1800.
 
 http://www.schumanautomotive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6320
 
 Bob D.
 Parrish, FL
 
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Re: [MBZ] Barack Hussein Exposes Self

2008-04-14 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey thanks Rich,
You've eloquently stated the democratic position on government. The
enlightened, privileged, liberals are the rightful rulers of this
country. The rest of us, uneducated ignorant masses, should be
grateful we have them to make the choices for us as to how to worship,
spend our money and educate our children. Barack must have been a bit
tired and thought he was only among like minded members of the elite
to let this truth of the left slip out.

Bob D.
Parridh, Fl


On 4/14/08, Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 The problem is as someone in the core of the country you lack the
 intelligence to understand the nuance of his statements, and will do
 much better when you have him to decide these things for you, you
 bitter, anti-immigrant, gun-toting, bible-thumping, rube.

 And you probably watch Nascar races on TV too, Bubba.

 --R

 Zoltan Finks wrote:
  Okay, I just heard on Meet the Press Obama's statement on small-town and
  Middle America.
  I am not surprised, rather pleased that he has at least partially exposed
  how he really feels and what he really thinks.
 
  The highlights of his comments include things like folks in Pennsylvania and
  the Midwest cling to religion and guns and oppose immigration because we're
  bitter. It's already being explained away as something that could have been
  stated better. Nope, it was an extended, explicit statement, not a slip-up.
  And besides, if the great orator can be in such very significant error as
  this, is he really such a great communicator? I mean this is far worse than
  Hillary's ridiculous statement about Bosnian sniper fire.
 
  Okay, Obama, we'll join you in hope for change as you stereotype and
  belittle the core of this country.
 
  Brian
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Re: [MBZ] 350SD relisted

2008-01-12 Thread Bob DuPuy
Did anyone else notice the belt tensioner shock not where it belongs?
I think it is zip tied to the dip stick?? Not sure what that says
about other needed repairs. Original books and records, how about the
engine replacement paper work?

Bob D.
Parrrish, FL

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Re: [MBZ] Re; blown turbo 300SDL

2008-01-12 Thread Bob DuPuy
Yep, it comes right out. No major trauma was right. I didn't even skin
a knuckle. and that is unusual for me. I'm glad I didn't throw out
that spare when I was cleaning out the garage a couple of months back.
She is back to purring like a kitten, well a big 4000lb german diesel
kitten.

Bob D.

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Re: [MBZ] Re; blown turbo 300SDL

2008-01-12 Thread Bob DuPuy
Broken ez out is not good. I have had success with them doing marine
work, but you have to drill perfectly. On a stud you should drill dead
center, all the way through. start small and work up. make the last
bit or two a left hander. don't even try drilling again until you get
the ez out out. Oh one othe thing, before I drill i give the stud a
good smack with a drift punch and then a center punch. If you can file
the end of the stud flat and perpendicular. Good luck!

Bob D.

On 1/12/08, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Bob:

 Do you think your luck will hold on getting a broken stud out of the
 head without taking it off the engine?

 My brother's SDL had a stud broken off, last on at the rear on the
 exhaust -- stitting there hopeless at the moment (he's gonna see if
 his buddy has some left hand drills and a reverable right angle
 drill) -- already broke a cheapo easy out off in it (I told him not
 to use them, I've never heard of anyone actually removing anything
 with them).

 So it sits.  We are, unfortunately, planning on pulling the head next
 week to get it fixed.

 Peter


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[MBZ] blown turbo 300SDL

2008-01-11 Thread Bob DuPuy
So I've been driving the wife's SDL the last few days and I thought I
noticed some turbo whine. I figured it had always been there, No.
Accelerating up an on ramp giving it a bit of Italian tune up all of a
sudden it starts sounding like a kid's bike with a playing card in the
spokes. I checked under the hood and decided to limp it home. She was
smoking pretty good but the oil level light stayed off and the
pressure never budged of the high peg. I've had the head and exhaust
manifold off as a unit before. My question is how hard is it to get
the turbo RR'd . Can it be done without removing othe large
assemblies

Bob D.
Parrish, FL

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Re: [MBZ] 60x with broken chain and cam

2007-12-31 Thread Bob DuPuy
Leak down test. You don't really need the tester for gross results.
Apply compressed air though the glow plug holes, with the valves
closed and the piston at TDC or BDC. Listen at the intake exhaust and
oil fill for escaping air. Bent valves will be obvious. worn rings a
little less so.

Bob
Parrish, FL

On 12/31/07, Kaleb C. Striplin, work [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 yea, I do have another engine I can use if need be, but would rather keep
 the euro engine intact.

 ---
 Kaleb C. Striplin
 Cox Auto Trader
 730-Tulsa FSBO Supervisor

 - Original Message -
 From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 8:48 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 60x with broken chain and cam


  So, what's the plan now? I thought you had another engine waiting in
  the wings for that car, or is this yet another project?
  Regardless - just pull the head if you are going to get that engine
  running again.
 
  On Dec 31, 2007 8:11 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin, work [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  wrote:
  h
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Bosch Nozzles

2007-11-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
Bosio Nozzle seem to have tighter QC than bosch india. Ipretty sure
they are italian made. Rusty can you get the Bosio nozzles? If they
don't come from you I'm not sure I want them.

Bob D.
Parrish, FL

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Re: [MBZ] Wheel Bearings!

2007-10-01 Thread Bob DuPuy
One method that works for seal removal on some but not all set ups is
to remove the nut and outside bearing then reinstall just the nut.
Pull briskly out and down on the rotor. The nut inner bearing and seal
will be left on the spindle with the seal usually still reuseable
after CVI.

Bob D.

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Re: [MBZ] Fix or Sell? killer R12

2007-09-07 Thread Bob DuPuy
You pablum eater and kool aide drinkers crack me up. Ozone is
continually created in the upper atmosphere in vast quantities by
sunlight acting on the gases present. It is the height of hubris to
think mans puny efforts even if they were intentional could have a
significant effect. R12 was banned after very little evidence was
gathered because it was too easy to produce and too efficient in doing
its job to be profitable any more. R134 was adopted as a replacement
from among many better alternatives because it was patentable and
requires extensive maintenance and replacement of system components to
remain even marginally effective. Oh Yeah, now refrigeration is much
more highly taxed and regulated. Next it is going to be Help Help the
UN needs to save us all by taxing and controlling any use of energy
because the gas produced by all breathing life and any combustion has
been reclassified as a pollutant. Help Help the polar bears are
drowning.

LMAO,
Bob

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[MBZ] OM603 belt tensioner

2007-03-05 Thread Bob DuPuy

Ok so, checking the oil in the wifes oil in the SDL and low and behold
the top bolt for the belt tensioner shock is missing and so is the top
bushing and the threads in the head too. I figure I can helicoil the
threads, but what is the list wisdom on OEM, OE or after market for
the shock and idler pulley. I thought I remember a discussion a while
back the MB part lacked some quality. I think I should replace the
pulley too as when I ran the engine and held the lose end there was a
sharp vibration and the belt was visibliy jumping. Any advice or
guidance will be appriciated.

Bob D
Parrish, Fl



Re: [MBZ] OT - Global Warming rebuttal

2007-02-06 Thread Bob DuPuy

I'll rebut it even though no point has been made. In the case of the
first graph it must be stated that just because two events occur
together and track in a similar fashion does not establish a cause and
effect relationship. It is an interesting and theory that increase
concentrations of Co2 can cause warming but the evidence is
circumstantial at best. The rise in Co2 in PPM is analogous to pissing
in the ocean to increase the salinity. The Y-axis on the second graph
and the lack of other data make it highly suspect of the fallacy of
lies, damn lies and statistics.  Temperature Anomaly, it looks like
scales were chosen to amplify a foregone conclusion.  The lack of
scientific rigor and fanatic hostility to other view points is
appalling. There are historic periods in the northern hemisphere were
temperature were higher than now. Let's keep the environment clean and
healthy, but try to avoid the hysteria and lemming like rush to hand
over to governments even more taxing and control authority over the
use of energy.

Bob D.
Parrish, FL

On 2/6/07, Lee Einer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

L. Mark Finch wrote:
 Rebut this:

 http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc/historical03.jsp

 http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.A3.lrg.gif


Those temperatures were all recorded by lefties and environmental
wackos. I'm sure of it.


Lee





Re: [MBZ] [OT] The Imperial Presidency

2007-01-26 Thread Bob DuPuy

It never ceases to amaze me that the same Bush is infringing on my
freedoms crowed are also the same folks that advocate the Dem
policies of cradle to grave socialism and government control over even
the must mundane aspects of life. I'll take my freedoms and
responsibilities straight up, hold the koolaide please. Tolerance and
diversity are only respected and insisted on by the left if you agree
with them. It must be nice to burry your head in the warm sand and
pretend your still protesting the Vietnam war, but western
civilization is under attack by a determined enemy. If the left's
policy of defeat and retreat prevails, I hope when it comes time to
convert or die throats are slit from left to right.

Bob D.
Parrish, Fl



Re: [MBZ] OM603 head bolt tightening sequence

2007-01-21 Thread Bob DuPuy

Nice work Joe! Have fun with the head job.

Bob D.

On 1/20/07, Joe Knight [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

http://jsknight.googlepages.com/124
Just finished yanking the head from my wagon.  Fooled around a bit
with acrobat and the subject page from the W126 manual.  It's a much
more legible diagram than that contained in the W124 manual.

-joe

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Re: [MBZ] First startup

2007-01-20 Thread Bob DuPuy

I'm a little late with this, but I've got two words to share on the
subect. CHAIN LUBE, the kind in a aersol can, made to lube motor cycle
chains. Easy application, it clings well, and will not clog oil
passages as it is readily misable with motor oil.

Bob D,
Parrish, FL

On 1/15/07, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

You have to have something!  RedLine makes good products, and if you've
had good luck with it, keep using it!  It's only needed until oil
pressure is established.

Peter


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Re: [MBZ] little metal (?) balls in the cylinder

2006-11-29 Thread Bob DuPuy

I'm with you, sounds like carbon. Hit one with a hammer and see if you
can pulverize it.

Bob

On 11/29/06, Zeitgeist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Balls of carbon?





[MBZ] Pull Start

2006-10-23 Thread Bob DuPuy

I know you can tow start the earlier models, but can you tow start a 1995 E300D?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] new eBay shipping fraud-update

2006-07-28 Thread Bob DuPuy

I know I should be taking my own advice and let it go, life is too
short, but.. It is not the ebay seller that is the bad actor here but
the buyer. Kaleb take note. If Luther ever orders a used part from you
even if he you give him a great deal, he'll likely find something to
bitch about. There is a little too much schadenfreude in the reaction
below for my taste.

Oh and by the way mail fraud is not trying to get over on the post
office for a couple bucks, but defruading another individual  through
the use of the postal service.

Bob DuPuy
going back to skim and delete mode

On 7/27/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

YHAW, I Like.  A totally different way to bust his @!!$  :D :D 
:D :D  I just reported 10 of his auctions as excessive shipping and handling 
charges.  All of them were at least double and likely triple the true charges.  
That'll keep him busy for a while

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfcoZ1QQfrppZ25QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZthedoublem




On Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:51:48 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I have been ignoring this discussion, but 

 http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200606270927042.html

 deals with something like it






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'82 300CD (160 kmi)
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Re: [MBZ] new eBay shipping fraud-update

2006-07-27 Thread Bob DuPuy

Geeze louise! Did you get your item? Did you pay a good price? If the
guy wasn't trying to rip you off and just tried to save money on
shipping, why try to burn him with bad feed back with no chance to
respond. Suck it up, quit your bitching, and just move on. Life is too
short.

Bob DuPuy

On 7/27/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



Flat rate shipping of $65.  Price was BIN for $20 or best offer.  I offered
$5 and it was accepted.  I'm not disputing the price I paid, which was less
than every other auction for this DVD burner I loked at, I'm disupting the
seller trying to save a few bucks at my time expense.

Dave Wakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] said:

 Did the auction state actual shipping or was it flat rate?

 A lot of times, to avoid eBay fees, the seller inflates the shipping and
 states it is fixed. They only pay fees based on the selling price, not
 shipping. I always consider shipping as part of my bid price for comparable
 items and bid accordingly.

 Dave W



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Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (235kmi WVO/diesel mix)
'82 300CD (160kmi)
'82 300D  (74kmi needs block or engine)



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Re: [MBZ] Tuna time!

2006-07-03 Thread Bob DuPuy

My latin sucks, but isn't that sieze the buyer? What are your
intentions is you catch him/

Bob DuPuy

On 7/3/06, Zeitgeist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

That, my friend, is going to be a bargain at any price--carpe emptor!

Casey
Olympia, WA
Biodiesel: I drive in a persistent vegetative state
'87 300TD intercooler #22 (216k)
'84 300D (214k)
Gashuffer:
'89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (187K)
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Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of oil pressure

2006-06-30 Thread Bob DuPuy

I think there is also one in the filter housing so it can bypass if
the filter plugs.

Bob DuPuy

On 6/30/06, J.B. Hebert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

According to 18-5031HA, the oil pressure relief valve is part of the
oil pump, so if I end up dropping the pan I will check it.  I do not
want to have to drop the pan, though... so I'm going to first hook up
a mechanical gauge to be absolutely sure it isn't a gauge
issue.  Then I will likely remove the oil to water head exchanger on
the passenger side of the sump, which should give me a decent view of
the oil pump and surrounding area.

Thanks,

J.B. Hebert

At 08:33 AM 6/29/2006, you wrote:

It was mentioned earlier, but be sure to check the oil pressure
regulator, sometimes also called overpressure bypass. The springs can
break or the valve become jamed in its bore.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


On 6/29/06, LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Sorry to hear it wasn;t one of the easy things (relatively) to fix that was
  suggested - hopefully the pump intake is only blocked and the main bearings
  are not damaged.
 
  Good luck -
 
  Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
  www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts
  Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil
  Weber Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs
  Porsche Road Test http://members.rennlist.com/roadtest/
  .
  - Original Message -
  From: J.B. Hebert [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:54 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of oil pressure
 
 
  I tested the gauge and sender tonight.  The gauge goes right to 3
   when disconnected, and back to 0 when grounded, so it is fine.  I
   removed the sender and made a fixture that allowed me to pressure
   test it.  At 0 bar, it read about 7.3 ohms.  At 15 PSI (around 1 bar)
   I got around 62 ohms.  At 30 PSI, 111 ohms.  At 45 PSI, I got 172
   ohms.  So the sender is a little low based on the manual (or maybe my
   gauge is off), but the sender is certainly responsive.
  
   So it looks like I'll be pulling the pan next... and I was depressed
   to see that it's a once piece pan, unlike my old OM617 with the 2
   piece unit.  That would have made it much easier.  So I'll have to
   track down a gasket at the very least.  I am now hoping that it's
   just a blocked pickup, but we'll see.
  
   Thanks,
  
   J.B.
  
   At 12:18 PM 6/27/2006, you wrote:
  
  On my way into work today my low oil light came on.  Oil pressure was
  fine, so I continued on another minute or 2 and the light went
  out.  A few miles later I noticed that my oil pressure had started to
  fall.  When it dipped below .5 bar, I shut off the motor and coasted
  to the side of the road.  The low oil light had not come back on
  again.  I popped the hood and checked for leaks or any indication of
  a problem.  I found no leaks, and the oil level was between min and
  max on the dipstick.  I restarted the car and the oil pressure went
  to about 1.2 bar, but would not go higher as RPMs increased.  After
  10 seconds or so of running it started to drop again so I shut the
  motor off again.  The vehicle has shown no signs of a failing oil
  pump or any other issues.  It normally idles around 1.8 to 2 bar and
  pegs the needle quickly.  There are no odd sounds, smells, or
  sights.  Now, I changed the oil filter last night (Mann filter, just
  like always), which is the only thing I've done to the car
  recently.  I have no idea if it's coincidence or not, but I plan on
  pulling the filter tonight to see if I can see anything wrong.  Even
  if the filter was faulty and stopped oil flow, there is a filter
  bypass so I should not have seen the symptoms I'm seeing.  It appears
  that the oil is not flowing back down to the sump quickly enough and
  the pump is sucking air.  I'm having the vehicle towed home for
  further diagnosis, but welcome any suggestions.
  
  Thanks,
  
  
  J.B. Hebert
  
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  '76 Ford Bronco
  '78 Volvo 262C Bertone V8
  '80 Alpina B7 Turbo Coupe
  '82 Mercedes 300CD (Deceased)
  '93 GMC Sierra 2500
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Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of oil pressure

2006-06-29 Thread Bob DuPuy

It was mentioned earlier, but be sure to check the oil pressure
regulator, sometimes also called overpressure bypass. The springs can
break or the valve become jamed in its bore.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


On 6/29/06, LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Sorry to hear it wasn;t one of the easy things (relatively) to fix that was
suggested - hopefully the pump intake is only blocked and the main bearings
are not damaged.

Good luck -

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of oil pressure


I tested the gauge and sender tonight.  The gauge goes right to 3
 when disconnected, and back to 0 when grounded, so it is fine.  I
 removed the sender and made a fixture that allowed me to pressure
 test it.  At 0 bar, it read about 7.3 ohms.  At 15 PSI (around 1 bar)
 I got around 62 ohms.  At 30 PSI, 111 ohms.  At 45 PSI, I got 172
 ohms.  So the sender is a little low based on the manual (or maybe my
 gauge is off), but the sender is certainly responsive.

 So it looks like I'll be pulling the pan next... and I was depressed
 to see that it's a once piece pan, unlike my old OM617 with the 2
 piece unit.  That would have made it much easier.  So I'll have to
 track down a gasket at the very least.  I am now hoping that it's
 just a blocked pickup, but we'll see.

 Thanks,

 J.B.

 At 12:18 PM 6/27/2006, you wrote:

On my way into work today my low oil light came on.  Oil pressure was
fine, so I continued on another minute or 2 and the light went
out.  A few miles later I noticed that my oil pressure had started to
fall.  When it dipped below .5 bar, I shut off the motor and coasted
to the side of the road.  The low oil light had not come back on
again.  I popped the hood and checked for leaks or any indication of
a problem.  I found no leaks, and the oil level was between min and
max on the dipstick.  I restarted the car and the oil pressure went
to about 1.2 bar, but would not go higher as RPMs increased.  After
10 seconds or so of running it started to drop again so I shut the
motor off again.  The vehicle has shown no signs of a failing oil
pump or any other issues.  It normally idles around 1.8 to 2 bar and
pegs the needle quickly.  There are no odd sounds, smells, or
sights.  Now, I changed the oil filter last night (Mann filter, just
like always), which is the only thing I've done to the car
recently.  I have no idea if it's coincidence or not, but I plan on
pulling the filter tonight to see if I can see anything wrong.  Even
if the filter was faulty and stopped oil flow, there is a filter
bypass so I should not have seen the symptoms I'm seeing.  It appears
that the oil is not flowing back down to the sump quickly enough and
the pump is sucking air.  I'm having the vehicle towed home for
further diagnosis, but welcome any suggestions.

Thanks,


J.B. Hebert

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Re: [MBZ] more on the 2.5 turbo

2006-05-21 Thread Bob DuPuy

I'm pretty sure the MB lift pump is a piston type with no diaphram. I
vote you do the delivery valve reseal thing, change the oil, take two
asprin and call Marshall in the morning.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL

On 5/21/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

If the fuel supply pump was bad wouldn it cause starting problems but
not missing problems?  This one is missing on #1, i would think if the
pump was bad, that wouldnt be the case.  If the IP has a problem however
internally and is leaking, well I could see that maybe.

Tom Hargrave wrote:

 Kaleb,

 The only source for serious dilution is the IP. You may have an issue with
 the pump itself or more likely, the fuel pump that's bolted to the side of
 the IP has a cracked diaphragm.


 Thanks,
 Tom Hargrave
 256-656-1924
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 I looked more close at the oil yesterday and it really seems MUCH thinner
 than it should be and it seems to have a diesel smell, but hard to tell.  I
 started it up again stone cold and it fires right up, and runs MUCH smoother
 than when warmed up.  Idles ok with just a little bit of a miss.  The oil
 pressure only goes up to about 2.5 though when stone cold, probably because
 the oil appears to be diluted with diesel.  I will probably change it and
 see what  happens.
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   85 380SE, 85 300D, 84 190D 2.2, 83 300TD, 81 300TD, 81 240D,
   76 240D, 76 300D, 74 240D, 73 280SEL 4.5, 72 250C, 69 250
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[MBZ] 603 gov auction

2006-04-25 Thread Bob DuPuy
Someone posted this to my Mog list. I thought someone here might be interested.
http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=857464convertTo=USD
Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] 603 gov auction

2006-04-25 Thread Bob DuPuy
Kaleb,
in the description there is a box that indicates a code for condition.
You can click on it for the condition category. Most of the items fall
into the economically repairable category. The thing is you really
never know why Uncle Sam pulled the engine until you get your hands on
it.

Bob DuPuy

On 4/24/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 The other issue is how much to ship it down from Alaska?  I suspect you
 store it until next summer when you do the ArticQ

 On Monday, April 24, 2006, at 06:06 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:

  How do you bid on it?
 




[MBZ] W124 body work

2006-04-20 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well one of my sons has had a minor accident with the wife's 87 300D.
Different son this time and it is minor not totaled. No one was hurt,
but I need at least a LF fender headlight, bumper, supports and
valances. Things would be eaiser if I got the door and hood too. Does
anyone know if the fenders are bolt on type affairs on W124s.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] W124 body work

2006-04-20 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thanks guys, but either I'm an idiot or the stress had me rattled. All
of the damage is on the right (passenger) side, as you would expect in
Florida  when a 16 year old is trying to turn left and the light goes
yellow and traffic stops in one opposing lane but someone pushes it 
in the other.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL

On 4/20/06, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I have a left headlight wiper motor, but not the wiper arm.  that got bent up

 At 07:01 AM 4/20/2006, you wrote:
 Bob-
 
 If Loren doesn't have a left headlight assy I do BUT it does not have the
 wiper motor setup if that matters.  The motor should be transferrable if its
 intact.
 
 Tony Wirtel
 
 
  
   Fenders bolt on/off rather easily.  I had to back out the door hinge bolts
   (and support the door) to get to the 3 fender bolts on the back side of
   the
   fender.  Keep track of what fastener was used where.  There are 2 bolts
   under the bottom trim, and I think it was 1 in front of the wheel and the
   rest are all metal screws.  when you put it back on, make sure you get the
   bolts back in the bolt holes.
  
   I have an extra headlight assy for a 124.  I'll check this weekend to see
   it if is left or right.  I think it is a right, without the headlight
   door.  It is a real bummer when a 124 dissel gets bunged up because they
   are so rare.
  
   At 07:29 PM 4/19/2006, you wrote:
   Well one of my sons has had a minor accident with the wife's 87 300D.
   Different son this time and it is minor not totaled. No one was hurt,
   but I need at least a LF fender headlight, bumper, supports and
   valances. Things would be eaiser if I got the door and hood too. Does
   anyone know if the fenders are bolt on type affairs on W124s.
   
   Bob DuPuy
   Parrish, FL
   



[MBZ] head gasket sealer

2006-04-01 Thread Bob DuPuy
I'm doing another OM603 head today, actually putting a decent 350SDL
head on a 300SDL. In the past I've always put the gasket on dry, but
this time I'm considering using a sealer like Permatex copper spray on
the head side. There are a few pits around water passages and the like
on the replacement head. The ring where the gasket seals the
combustion chamber is clean and smooth. I'm using the latest version
MB gasket. Any opinions on using a sealer?



Re: [MBZ] 603 Fan removal

2006-04-01 Thread Bob DuPuy
I'm cheap and I hate to buy one use tools. In this case I leave the
belt on and add some tension by inserting the end of the lug wrench in
the belt adjuster and push to help the spring. If the belt is tight
the inertia of the engine is enough to keep things stationary. I use a
regular allen wrench and an extension pipe and apply force with a snap
to break it loose. Then I use a stubby allen with my 1/4 ratchet.

Bob DuPuy

On 3/30/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Does anyone know a good way to hold the water pump pulley, on a 603 engine,
 to keep it from turning while removing the hex head fan bolt?  Mercedes
 sells a tool but it is 140.00.


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Re: [MBZ] head gasket sealer

2006-04-01 Thread Bob DuPuy
Johny!
 I thought it was you that recomended Hylomar. I went to their web
site, which product do you recomend for head gaskets? Do you have any
additional wisdom to share, as to application? I can't afford to screw
the pooch on this one.

Thanks,
Bob DuPuy



[MBZ] 603 #14 head job

2006-03-26 Thread Bob DuPuy
Ok so I've been here before, but I'd like to share the pain with my
list brothers. If I can find my old digital camera, (wifey has nice
new one at #2 daughters competition), where would the list like me to
put a few pictures of suspected #14 crackage? I've got a yahoo picture
spot, would y'all look there or is there something better?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL

PS Please excuse the grammar, I seem to slip into full redneck grease
monkey speach patterns while performing shade tree mechanics.



Re: [MBZ] 603 #14 head job

2006-03-26 Thread Bob DuPuy
I threw a few pics on Yahoo Until someone expresses another opinion. I
can clearly see one crack between an exhaut valve and a prechamber in
the corresponding cylinder you can see some water stains but no steam
cleaning. The car suddenly exhibited high cold pressure and a
cumbustion gas check showed positive in the resivour. No sign of oil
in the coolant or visa versa. No overheat while I've owned this
engine. (It is a transplant with aroung 160,000 mi)

I've got a # 17 head from a 350SDL on the original motor but if you
look around in the yahoo album you can see it has some errosion
issues. Opinions please.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl

On 3/26/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so I've been here before, but I'd like to share the pain with my
 list brothers. If I can find my old digital camera, (wifey has nice
 new one at #2 daughters competition), where would the list like me to
 put a few pictures of suspected #14 crackage? I've got a yahoo picture
 spot, would y'all look there or is there something better?

 Bob DuPuy
 Parrish, FL

 PS Please excuse the grammar, I seem to slip into full redneck grease
 monkey speach patterns while performing shade tree mechanics.




Re: [MBZ] 603 #14 head job

2006-03-26 Thread Bob DuPuy
Picture link
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/h2odiesel/album?.dir=/f870.src=ph

or

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/h2odiesel/my_photos
and poke around

Bob



On 3/26/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I threw a few pics on Yahoo Until someone expresses another opinion. I
 can clearly see one crack between an exhaut valve and a prechamber in
 the corresponding cylinder you can see some water stains but no steam
 cleaning. The car suddenly exhibited high cold pressure and a
 cumbustion gas check showed positive in the resivour. No sign of oil
 in the coolant or visa versa. No overheat while I've owned this
 engine. (It is a transplant with aroung 160,000 mi)

 I've got a # 17 head from a 350SDL on the original motor but if you
 look around in the yahoo album you can see it has some errosion
 issues. Opinions please.

 Bob DuPuy
 Parrish, Fl

 On 3/26/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Ok so I've been here before, but I'd like to share the pain with my
  list brothers. If I can find my old digital camera, (wifey has nice
  new one at #2 daughters competition), where would the list like me to
  put a few pictures of suspected #14 crackage? I've got a yahoo picture
  spot, would y'all look there or is there something better?
 
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, FL
 
  PS Please excuse the grammar, I seem to slip into full redneck grease
  monkey speach patterns while performing shade tree mechanics.
 




[MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603

2006-03-25 Thread Bob DuPuy
God freakin bless America! I am so aggravated. I'm pulling the head on
the 300SDL and everything is smooth as can be. Less than 1 1/2 hrs to
get everything striped down but the timing chain rail pins. The top
one comes right out with my standard method of stacking nuts and
washers and progressively tightening a center bolt, but the bottom
will not budge. I'm sure the little valve cover bolt is going to snap.
There is no way the puny dealer mini slide hammer would do any thing.
I've tapped it heated it soaked it with PB blaster and nothing. I've
got twice as much time in this one mother pin as the rest of the job
so far. Does anyone have some miracle method or a special prayer or
curse for such an occasion? Who knows if this pin is inside or outside
the loop of the timing chain? I think it is time for a beverage!! I
know a Harpoon IPA ought to do the trick

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603

2006-03-25 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thanks for the quick reply. I just finished that beer and am going out
to have another crack at it. Yes I did try tapping it in to get it
moving but I think it is already bottomed out. I don't think I can get
the head off without taking the rail out. unless maybe I break the
chain. It is less than 2 degrees stretch though and I didn't borrow
the chain tool. I'm going to try to sneak a real dent puller past the
condensor and go for it. I bet the bolt snaps.

Bob

On 3/25/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 you wrote:my standard method of stacking nuts and
 washers and progressively tightening a center bolt

 Hi Bob,
By golly - that's *my* favorite method too!!  As far as breaking the
 lower pin loose, have you tried to tap it (gently) with a punch to force it
 inward?  I know it's the wrong direction, but it may break it loose.  You've
 tried all the alternatives --

 Other than that, does the rail *have* to be changed?  ;-)

 Good luck!
 Sincerely,
 Larry T ('74 911, '67 MGB, 91 300D Turbo)
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 - Original Message -
 From: Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2006 4:39 PM
 Subject: [MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603


  God freakin bless America! I am so aggravated. I'm pulling the head on
  the 300SDL and everything is smooth as can be. Less than 1 1/2 hrs to
  get everything striped down but the timing chain rail pins. The top
  one comes right out with my standard method of stacking nuts and
  washers and progressively tightening a center bolt, but the bottom
  will not budge. I'm sure the little valve cover bolt is going to snap.
  There is no way the puny dealer mini slide hammer would do any thing.
  I've tapped it heated it soaked it with PB blaster and nothing. I've
  got twice as much time in this one mother pin as the rest of the job
  so far. Does anyone have some miracle method or a special prayer or
  curse for such an occasion? Who knows if this pin is inside or outside
  the loop of the timing chain? I think it is time for a beverage!! I
  know a Harpoon IPA ought to do the trick
 
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, FL
 




Re: [MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603

2006-03-25 Thread Bob DuPuy
Got it! The dent puller was a no go, bad agle due to the condensor. I
soaked it with PB again then rattled the boss on the back side of the
headwith an air hammer. Then I heated it with some Mapp gas and
applied the bolt and washer stack again. I'll pull the cam and head
tomorrow AM. Thanks for the encouragement.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


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 Bob, are you using the strongest bolt possible?  You mentioned the cam cover
 bolt - perhaps there's another of the proper size that may work better?
 Don't really want the bolt to break off because you might *really* be in a
 bind then.

 Sincerely,
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Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-24 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thanks to everyone for the input. Are there significant differences in
the reliablity or the efficency between the V6 used in the SL320 and
the I6 in the 300SL?

Bob DuPuy

On 3/24/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Nothing that I'm aware of other than some minor brake problems, warped rotors 
 and eating brake pads
 they seem to be fairly normal in the reliabilty dept. Even with the 6 you'll 
 still have plenty of power on hand somewhere around 200 I think and fun to 
 drive

 69 280 SEL 120,000 Miles
 72 350SL   108,000 Miles
 2004 VW Passat 4 Motion
 1999 Mazda Miata


 -Original Message-
 From: Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 06:05:28 -0500
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?


 I like the 300SL from around 93. Are there any known problems with
 this car, or that engine? There is not a huge price difference now
 between the 300 and the 500 is the 500 engine more troublesome?

 Thanks,

 Bob DuPuy


 On 3/22/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I'd stay away from the Z3 or Z4 cause they are riddled with problems. Your
 best bet is a 300SL or even a  SLK 230 or maybe even a 320. Just my 2 cents
 though
 
  69 280 SEL 120,000 Miles
  72 350SL   108,000 Miles
  2004 VW Passat 4 Motion
  1999 Mazda Miata
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 20:50:26 -0600
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?
 
 
  One of the new BMW two-seat drop-tops? What are they called, the Z4 or
  something like that?
 
  On 3/22/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   She is going to
   cut back on her volunteer work and take a corporate attorney job.



[MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-23 Thread Bob DuPuy
I need a few opinions about a newer car for my wife. She is going to
cut back on her volunteer work and take a corporate attorney job. She
likes her 87 300D, but it needs more work than it makes sense to do
with AC, paint, and suspension. She says she would like a roadster and
since I don't know of a diesel one I was considering an early 90's SL,
maybe a 300 or a 500. She was also considering an audi TT. Does anyone
care to offer some advice?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-23 Thread Bob DuPuy
I like the 300SL from around 93. Are there any known problems with
this car, or that engine? There is not a huge price difference now
between the 300 and the 500 is the 500 engine more troublesome?

Thanks,

Bob DuPuy


On 3/22/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'd stay away from the Z3 or Z4 cause they are riddled with problems. Your 
 best bet is a 300SL or even a  SLK 230 or maybe even a 320. Just my 2 cents 
 though

 69 280 SEL 120,000 Miles
 72 350SL   108,000 Miles
 2004 VW Passat 4 Motion
 1999 Mazda Miata


 -Original Message-
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 To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 20:50:26 -0600
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?


 One of the new BMW two-seat drop-tops? What are they called, the Z4 or
 something like that?

 On 3/22/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  She is going to
  cut back on her volunteer work and take a corporate attorney job.
 







Re: [MBZ] engine swap 83 617 to 80

2006-03-15 Thread Bob DuPuy
Youll have to change the upper oil Pan! Schei├če  I think as one of
the rods escaped at high velocity it took part of the lower block and
upper pan with it. The crossmember is different on the 116 from that
of a 126, is it really that different??

Bob DuPuy

On 3/14/06, John Robbins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 Without going into the gorey details I have a hole in the block of my
 nice new to me 1980 300SD. It just so haapens I still have the engine
 and tranny from my 83 300SD. The older tranny only has 150,000 mi
 while the 83 has over 300 but was shifting fine. Can I mate the 83
 engine to the 80 transmission, or is there a crankshaft pilot problem?
 
 Bob DuPuy
 Parrish, FL
 
 
 Didn't catch the beginning of this, and don't know how much has been
 covered so far, but you'll have to change the upper oil pan as well
 (otherwise the oil pan will hit the front sub-frame/crossmember).   I
 think when you change the upper oil pan it also changes the type of air
 filter housing.  The new filter housing has an oil separater in it, that
 drains to the upper oil pan, but the older filter housing just dumps it
 all into the intake.

 Not for sure on the tranny

 G'luck!!
 John
 '79 300SD (2)


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[MBZ] engine swap 83 617 to 80

2006-03-14 Thread Bob DuPuy
Without going into the gorey details I have a hole in the block of my
nice new to me 1980 300SD. It just so haapens I still have the engine
and tranny from my 83 300SD. The older tranny only has 150,000 mi
while the 83 has over 300 but was shifting fine. Can I mate the 83
engine to the 80 transmission, or is there a crankshaft pilot problem?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] engine swap 83 617 to 80

2006-03-14 Thread Bob DuPuy
Oil filter canister huh, I hadn't thought about that one. You sure its
different and not cross compatible?

Bob DuPuy

On 3/14/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 yep, it will work just fine.  You will have to swap the oil filter
 canister, linkage, motor mount arms and such but it should be a drop in
 replacement.

 Bob DuPuy wrote:

  Without going into the gorey details I have a hole in the block of my
  nice new to me 1980 300SD. It just so haapens I still have the engine
  and tranny from my 83 300SD. The older tranny only has 150,000 mi
  while the 83 has over 300 but was shifting fine. Can I mate the 83
  engine to the 80 transmission, or is there a crankshaft pilot problem?
 
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] sagging rear 126

2006-02-26 Thread Bob DuPuy
My experience with several W126s has been that you can replace the
shocks sub frame and diff monuts all you want and you'll only add a
few mm to the ride height. If she is really ridin low in the rear look
to springs pads or the spings themselves. A quicker cheaper but not so
elegant way of dealing with it is to go to the local speed shop and
get a mrgasket spring rubber for about $12.00. Cut it in half  jack up
the back and slap them in. Some times a little dish liquid helps. As a
side note If you get the ride height right but the wheels still lean
in, it could be a damaged lower control arm. I've had two that defied
detection by inspection but were definitely out of shape yeilding bad
rear camber.

Bob DuPuy

On 2/26/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 On Feb 26, 2006, at 12:49 AM, M.Afzaal Khan wrote:

  Recently I replaced all four  shocks on 300Se ; the car stands
  higher as
  compared to before 20mm or so  The ride is taut and firm now as
  compard to
  the softy  feel before,
  Mak


The shocks would be gas charged, although I have not had this
 experience I suppose the gas pressure might hold it up a bit. Did you
 measure it after lowering and before rolling the car? This could
 yield false results.

 Johnny B.
 I Mac Therefore I am

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[MBZ] OT CD burning?

2006-02-20 Thread Bob DuPuy
I guess I am a retard. I'm trying to burn a cd from an ISO image. All
I seem to be able to do is to make a cd with an ISO file on it. What
is the favored method of burning so the CD comes out with usable
files.

Thanks,
Bob DuPuy



[MBZ] AMG diesel don't laugh

2006-02-18 Thread Bob DuPuy
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-300-SD-AMG-Turbo-DIESEL-GoRgEoUs_W0QQitemZ4614368041QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or

http://makeashorterlink.com/?W2C052AAC

I really like the grill, where can I get one like that... ha ha ha!

Bob D.



[MBZ] diesel racing

2006-02-17 Thread Bob DuPuy
Did someone else already post this?

http://www.audi.com/audi/com/en1/experience/motorsport/r10.html

Looks pretty cool

Bob DuPuy



Re: [MBZ] Unimog

2006-02-16 Thread Bob DuPuy
This is my favorite mog group

http://tx4x4.com/mailman/options/mog_tx4x4.com

Bob DuPuy

On 2/16/06, Desert Rat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Can't remember who has the Unimog, Jim Cathey perhaps?

 Anyway, I know of one in the CA Central Valley at an MB shop and he
 needs some info and might even sell it.

 Any particular Unimog List out there I could pass on to my friend?
 Thanks in advance,

 --
 John Freer
 Palm Springs, CA
 1992 500 SEL 140K Stardust
 1985 380SL 145K Blue Belle

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[MBZ] 116 300SD Axle

2006-02-07 Thread Bob DuPuy
Sorry if you've seen this before. I sent it yesterdayand thought it
might have slipped off into the either when it seemed the list might
have been down for awhile.

It looks like my new to me 1980 300SD needs a new right side
axle. By the looks of the boots someone has been here before. Is the
consensus still to look for a decent used set because rebuilds don't
hold up? What vehicles would make suitable donors?
Could I swap in the whole rear section of a later 126?

Bob DuPuy



[MBZ] 116 300SD axle

2006-02-06 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well it looks like my new to me 1980 300SD needs a new right side
axle. By the looks of the boots someone has been here before. Is the
consensus still to look for a decent used set because rebuilds don't
hold up? What vehicles would make suitable donors?



Bob DuPuy



[MBZ] Test

2006-02-06 Thread Bob DuPuy
Tap  Tap  Tap  Pffht Pffht. Is this thing on?



Re: [MBZ] did I get a bad belt tensioner?

2006-02-04 Thread Bob DuPuy
Kleb,
Double check the spring and shock. The spring can break inside its rubber
sleeve and result in too little tension.

Bob DuPuy


On 2/4/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 nevermind, I figured out the problem.  The big washer thats supposed to
 go between the tensioner and the block was missing.  I could have sworn
 I installed it but its nowhere to be found.  Had to find another big
 washer and grind the hole out a little so it would fit around the bold
 of the tensioner.  Fixing to put it back together but that should do it.

 Peter T. Arnold wrote:

  Sounds like it's cooked, at least the bearing is.  BTDT, I did not buy
  the T-Shirt.
  Change it before it goes FUBAR and takes something else with it.  I
  once lost tha alternator front bearing because I didn't know what the
  noise was ;-(.
  THAT was the only time I walked home!
 
  Pete
 
  On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 10:48:01 -0600, you wrote:
 
 
 Installed a new from Rusty belt tensioner on my SDL last week.  Seemed
 ok for a day or 2 now I notice its rattling around REAL bad again, like
 a really worn out one does.  Belt also squeeks a little.  Did I get a
 bad on or do I need to look for something else??  If I pry against it
 while running it quiets down.  I tried unhooking the bolt for the  upper
 leaver where the spring goes and pryed that back a little while engine
 was running and that didnt seem to make a difference.  This sucker is
 really loud, I thought I have a bad motor mount but prying on the
 tensioner makes the noise go away. Its mounted tight to the block, I
 figured it might have loosened up but no, its tight.
 
 
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[MBZ] right or left

2006-02-04 Thread Bob DuPuy
I'm getting my new to me 116 300SD fixed up. Even though it has been said
the mounts are the same I got two differnt part number ones. The boxes have
Mb part numbers on them, but Rusty's site only has the world pac numbers.
one is 123 241 27 13 the other is 123 241 30 13. Can someone with a working
epc tell me which is which?

By the way this is my first 116 and I really like it! 150,000 mi good paint,
clean rip free tex interior. All it needed way a master cylinder and hoses
to make it road worthy. $250 at the YMCA. Heck even the AC works.

Bob DuPuy


Re: [MBZ] 116 YMCA deal!

2006-02-04 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thanks Jim,
I've had a 115, a 123, a 124, and a bunch of 126s, but I've always steered
clear of the older S class cars. When a friend called to say he'd seen an
old benz at the Y for $300. I figured I'd get it for one of my kids. It
turned out to be so nice though, I'll keep it for myself. Of course, I'm
such a cheap old bastard I had to offer less than they were asking. It is a
good thing I got it too, the SDL just manifested either a blown head gasket
or the infamous #14 head problem. I'm sure it was out of jealousy of me
paying attention to another S class.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


On 2/4/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 In a message dated 2/4/2006 11:03:30 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 By the  way this is my first 116 and I really like it! 150,000 mi good
 paint,
 clean  rip free tex interior. All it needed way a master cylinder and
 hoses
 to  make it road worthy. $250 at the YMCA. Heck even the AC  works.



 Bob,

 You got a heck of a great deal on that 116!  Take good care of it and  it
 will keep you safe.  I have had mine for over 20 years.  Mine will  have
 to go
 soon and it will not go for $500!  Maybe $4500.

 Regards,

 Jim  Friesen
 Phoenix AZ
 79 300SD, 262 K miles
 98 ML 320, 140 K  miles

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[MBZ] motor mounts 116/123/126 whats the deal?

2006-01-29 Thread Bob DuPuy
Is the or is there not a difference between the port side and starboard side
motor mounts. I've been told there used to be but now they are supperseded
to the same number, and now that there is a difference. what is the real
truth?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl


Re: [MBZ] motor mounts 116/123/126 whats the deal?

2006-01-29 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thats what I thought too. For a a 617.95 engine in the 116 chasis it still
calls for two different numbers, that look the same when you open the box.
In a 126 chasis they are the same number. Maybe one is a higher durometer
rubber

Bob DuPuy


On 1/29/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 they are the same.

 Bob DuPuy wrote:

  Is the or is there not a difference between the port side and starboard
 side
  motor mounts. I've been told there used to be but now they are
 supperseded
  to the same number, and now that there is a difference. what is the real
  truth?
 
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, Fl
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Re: [MBZ] motor mounts 116/123/126 whats the deal?

2006-01-29 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well Our Man Rusted Root can still get a reasonable facsimile of the
superseded right mount. Of course it costs double, but if it is important to
you, or your just gullable Tom can hook you up.

Bob DuPuy


On 1/29/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 05:23 PM, Bob DuPuy wrote:

  Thats what I thought too. For a a 617.95 engine in the 116 chasis it
  still
  calls for two different numbers, that look the same when you open the
  box.
  In a 126 chasis they are the same number. Maybe one is a higher
  durometer
  rubber
 
  Bob DuPuy
 

They're the same now at the dealer and aftermarket. Its been that
 way
 for quite some time. Maybe they found a happy medium. Lefts like to
 separate and rights tend to smash. Left ones will smash too if there is
 fuel/oil dripping on them for years.

 Johnny B.
 I Mac Therefore I am



Re: [MBZ] Looks like I have a long drive ahead of me.

2006-01-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
I live just south of Tampa. If you have any problems just after you pick it
up give me a buzz.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL
727 638 0014

As I mentioned earlier, I am buying a 1990 300SEL.  The car is located
in Tampa, FL.  I was planning to have the car shipped.  I grew more and
more concerned about sending a check to Florida and then trusting that
the car would get on a truck and arrive here in Kansas.  I have no
reason not to trust the seller, except that I have only seen the
pictures.   I also have heard from a few friends about the trouble they
had with unreliable and unethical shipping companies.  Plus, if I have
it shipped it could take 2-3 weeks from the time that the seller has my
check.  I am not thrilled with this.  So, I am flying down to Tampa and
then driving back to Wichita. Long trip. Anybody on the way that might
be available if I have a breakdown (knock wood) or need some advice?



Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL


Re: [MBZ] Germanic inter-species crossover wheel adaptation?

2005-12-27 Thread Bob DuPuy
For around $1000. you can get new wheels and tires mounted and
balanced with lugs and centercaps delivered to your door, from Tire
Rack. It is hard to justify screwing around with making used stuff fit
and chasing after parts and schleping them off to get tires mounted.

Bob DuPuy



Re: [MBZ] Germanic inter-species crossover wheel adaptation?

2005-12-27 Thread Bob DuPuy
Dude,
Let me know how much time and money you get into cobbling up some used
Audi rims with the proper lugs and appropriate centers. Then mount up
some new tires and have them balanced. I have always been the epitome
of frugal, but as I grow wiser and older I see where I have been
wasting time and money trying to save both.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl


 Me, spend $1000 for a set of rims?  I may be a diesel nut, but I still
 have some shred of dignity left.

 Casey
 Olympia, WA
 Biodiesel: I drive in a persistent vegetative state
 '87 300TD intercooler (211k)
 '84 300D (207k)
 Gashuffer:
 '89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (186K)

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Re: [MBZ] Super clean Red 85 TD with 200 photos and a 25 page essay

2005-12-24 Thread Bob DuPuy
I'm sure everyone here is sure to recognize this as overpriced, but if
we have any members with too much money, I can take a look at it.

Bob DuPuy

On 12/24/05, Rory [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I find it curious that there is no tachometer.  It makes me wonder about
 where that instrument cluster and low mileage odometer came from.

 Merry Christmas!


 Rory Morrison
 Oroville, WA
 1985 300SD
 1982 300TD
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Re: [MBZ] An automotive first (for me)

2005-12-24 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey I'm as frugal as the next guy, but Rusty has new pedals for next
to nothing. $11.00 or so if I recall correctly. Why chance it, get a
new one... More Egg nog over here and double up on the brady please!

Bob



[MBZ] Sold my Unimog

2005-12-16 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well it looks like my 84 DOKA has found a new home. Saturday, Thomas
from Chattanooga, TN is going to stop by with a certified Check. I
really hate to see her go. She has been a great Truck and other than
having to replacing the engine when I first got her a few years back,
she has never let me down. Thomas seems like a great guy and will no
doubt be a credit to the Mogging and MB diesel community. Although I
advised him to spare his ears and back by shipping the truck from
Parrish FL to TN he
will be driving. All of the fluids have been recently changed and I
will provide him with some spares. He says his drive is just about
straight up I 75. If there are any list members along the way to
provide possible sanctuary in the event of the unforeseen, it would be
great if you'd respond. My once mighty fleet of four mogs and six MB
diesel sedans has shrunken to one 88, 407 and two sedans. I'll spend
the next few months trying to figure out the best way to stuff a 5 cyl
OM617 in place of the 4 cyl OM616. If it weren't for the fact that
there is a frame cross member inches from the crank pulley and that
the front pivoting motor mount needs to be relocated it would be no
sweat.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] horsepower

2005-12-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
I think the rating is related to fuel that has been formulated for
winter use, not the actual fuel temperature. To prevent gelling
components are added to the fuel that lower the BTU rating of the fuel
and thus the HP available to be extracted from it. Though, I can see
by the last line of your post how there could be confusion.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL

I was just looking at the specs for some new small marine diesels, from
Yanmar. I noticed that they list two different horsepower ratings for
different fuel temperature. For example, the engine I was looking at
produces 20 HP with the fuel temp at 25 centigrade and 22 HP with the
fuel temp at 40 centigrade. RPM etc are all equal. This is listed as
temperature at the inlet of the fuel injection pump.



[MBZ] Ot High sulur Diesel in new Ford

2005-12-08 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey fellow Dieselers,
Will occasionally running high sulfur diesel in a 2005 Ford power
choke do any harm? I figured Ford has to say don't do it due to
emission restrictions, but is there really a compatibility problem
with the engine components?


Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl



Re: [MBZ] Ot High sulur Diesel in new Ford

2005-12-08 Thread Bob DuPuy
Thanks Kevin,

I'm asking for my good friend and the former CEO of my company. He is
now a gentleman farmer and was asking me what would happen if he used
the fuel he has delivered for his tractors in his truck in an
emergency. He indicated it was high sulfur, and I told him to check
with his supplier as his brand new John Deere might not like it too
well either. He is aware of the tax consequences.
Bob D.

P.S. I've never run a drop even when the delivery guy told me
they suspended the no red fuel law in Florida after Katrina until the
end of December. It's not that I'm a scrupulous law abider, More like
too lazy to pump it out


On 12/8/05, Kevin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 06:52:46AM -0500, Bob DuPuy wrote:
  Hey fellow Dieselers,
  Will occasionally running high sulfur diesel in a 2005 Ford power
  choke do any harm? I figured Ford has to say don't do it due to
  emission restrictions, but is there really a compatibility problem
  with the engine components?

 Ford released a bulletin (and I don't have it handy) saying that the 
 powerchoke
 would be okay with minimal use of high sulfur diesel. It isn't as much
 emissions restrictions (since powerchokes don't have very few particulates
 due to design unless you chip it and exchange longevity for power), but
 all the fine passages and the ungodly expensive catalytic that don't 
 appreciate
 the extra sulfur, which comes out as soot. Also don't forget that powerchokes
 have EGR built in. This bulletin only came out because of fuel shortages
 predicted due to the 1-2 punch the gulf's petroleum system received this
 season - they would not have otherwise released this bulletin.

 Ford has other bulletins out for troubleshooting that points to poor quality
 fuel (meaning higher sulfur than it should have) causing most driveability
 complaints causing emissions systems to go wonky.

 I think I know what you are trying to do, it's not worth it. The 6.0 is so
 much more fussy than the 7.3 it replaced, and parts are more expensive by
 orders of magnitude.

 K





[MBZ] mog for sale

2005-11-29 Thread Bob DuPuy
I thought someone here might be interested. cross posting from the mog mail
list

Well I've done it. I listed my DOKA on the unimog exchange.
http://www.unimog.net/exchange/
I'll use the funds to replace the 4cyl om616 in my 1988 407 with a 5 cyl
om617.95

For sale: 1984 Unimog 416 DOKA. 6speed trans, std axles, disc brakes,
Michelin XM47s 95%, Three way tipper bed Aluminum sides with cylinder, Front
and Rear hydraulics, PTO less shafts. Upgraded front seats, Insulated engine
cover,130 HP Injection pump w/9mm plungers and RQV governor, Recent cab off
windows out epoxy primer white Imron paint. Runs and shifts great. Aprox
2500hrs, 192K kms $27,000.
Bob DuPuy 727 638-0014
Parrish, Florida USA - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 16:39:50 (GMT)


Some pictures here http://photos.yahoo.com/h2odiesel


Sorry for the spam, Thanks for your time

Bob DuPuy


Re: [MBZ] mog for sale

2005-11-29 Thread Bob DuPuy
You've got it right. The model with the largest production run was the
gas powered 404.1 used by many nato countries and was powered by the
M180. There were also some 404.0s produced in the early 70s with an
updated cab and the higher out put M130.  All the other Mogs are
diesel powered, Including the 416 DOKA I'm selling which is powered by
the direct injection OM352. The DOKA refers to the relatively rare
four door cab option.

Bob DuPUy

On 11/28/05, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 a lot of them in the 60s had the 2.2 liter M180 engine, same as the 220Sb
 and 220b  I think all or most of the Swiss army ones were gas.  seems like
 a lot if them made it to the US.  (not a Mog expert)

 Bob could surely give a better answer


 At 08:05 PM 11/28/2005, you wrote:
 What's that carburettor stuff I see on that Mog Exchange. I have seen a
 lot of Unimogs of all sizes where I came from, 50's to the 70's, but never
 heard of a gasser.
 
Well I've done it. I listed my DOKA on the unimog exchange.
http://www.unimog.net/exchange/
 
 --
 Hans Neureiter, Houston, TX
 '82 300SD, '95 E300D
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Re: [MBZ] OT Concealed Carry, was Global warming

2005-11-28 Thread Bob DuPuy
The fact is that crime goes down in shall issue states because the would
be criminal can never know who may or may not be armed. When in doubt these
mutts will move on to targets that appear softer. If granny just might have
a hand gun in her purse or nightstand she is afforded some protection just
by the perception.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


Re: [MBZ] OT Concealed Carry, was Global warming

2005-11-28 Thread Bob DuPuy
David, statistically all violent crime including murder goes down in
shall issue states. As long as you stay out of my house and don't
threaten my wife or kids I won't shoot you. The fact that other
citizens are willing to take on the responsibility and liability of
carrying, will indeed keep you safer, even if you feel squeamish about
it.



Bob DuPuy

On 11/27/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Bob DuPuy wrote:
  The fact is that crime goes down in shall issue states because the would
  be criminal can never know who may or may not be armed.

 But does the murder rate go down?  I'm not interested in a lower chance
 of having my stuff stolen if it means a higher chance of being shot,
 frankly.

 ___




Re: [MBZ] O/T Mig Welding

2005-11-26 Thread Bob DuPuy
Guys,
I am by no means an expert welder, but you should be able to get a decent
weld with co2 on a mig. You have to hold the nozzle close enough so the gas
can sheild the weld. Try turning your reg up a little for some more gas
flow. If you want a cleaner weld go with an argon co2 mix for a few dollars
more, or even straight argon for no spatter but it is spendy. Gas is much
better than the flux wire belive me once you get the hang of it you'll only
use the flux wire in an emergency.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


Re: [MBZ] Detroit Diesel

2005-11-24 Thread Bob DuPuy
Nope Roger sucked the last of the good will out of the name and leveraged
the pension plan then sold the dried out husk to old Ma Benz


*CARSTEN J. REINHARDT
Chief Executive Officer / President*

As Chief Executive Officer and President of Detroit Diesel Corporation
(DDC), a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, Carsten Reinhardt was charged
with leading the financial turnaround of Detroit Diesel Corporation since
joining the company in March 2003.

Going forward, Reinhardt will lead the further renewal of DDC's product and
operational strength, as well as greater integration with the Freightliner
Group, DaimlerChrysler's North American Commercial Vehicle Division.
Reinhardt oversees the activities of the Executive Committee at DDC, the
company's senior policy-making group.
Bob DuPuy


On 11/23/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 For cryin' out loud, Roger Penske is the owner of Detroit Diesel. Well
 publicized buy a few years back.

 RLE
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Re: [MBZ] Carfax Help

2005-11-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
Ft Myers Beach How many hurricances have gone through there the last
couple years? Salt water sure makes those rust bubbles bloom.
 Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL

 On 11/9/05, Tan Qu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Kaleb,

 Can you kindly pull a carfax check on a 1991 300D 2.5
 ? VIN is WDBEB28D8MB417104. Thanks


 Tan

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Re: [MBZ] Carfax Help

2005-11-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
I'm always looking, but I won't be bidding this time.
 Bob DuPuy

 On 11/9/05, Tan Qu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Bob,

 Are you looking at the same car? It's in your neck of
 woods.

 Tan




 --- Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Ft Myers Beach How many hurricances have gone
  through there the last
  couple years? Salt water sure makes those rust
  bubbles bloom.
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, FL
 



Re: [MBZ] Carfax Help

2005-11-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
I've only checked out the ebay auction Ft. Myers Beach is a good drive for
me and the car looks sketchy for that price this far from the closing date.
 Good Luck, It could be a diamond in the rough.
 Bob
 On 11/9/05, Tan Qu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Bob,

 Did you happen to have already checked the car out?


 Tan

 --- Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:




Re: [MBZ] Wheel Bearing Grease

2005-10-13 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey Collins,
I for one, and I think most members of the list greatly appreciate
Marshall taking the time to share with us his hard won knowledge
regarding mercedes diesels. Over the years he personally and this list
and its predessor have made my ownership of mercedes diesels much more
enjoyable. If you feel you have something positive and factual to add,
stick around. If not,and all can do is blurt out you useless opinions
in a rude manner, Shut the hell up and just read maybe some knowlede
and class will seep into your brain and replace your obvious
ignorance.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl
87 300D, 87 300SDL, 84 416 DOKA

On 10/13/05, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
  NOO!!!
  oh man you have done it now you have angered the great mercedes  gods!
   forgive him ,,,he knows not of your rath oh keepers of useless  information
  !!
 
  collins
  1985 500 sec



Re: [MBZ] Wheel Bearing Grease(Testy people)

2005-10-13 Thread Bob DuPuy
You could be right Mike I have been trying to cut back to under five
cups before lunch. Old Colon was poking at Marshall in other comments
too and frankly I value his input much higher than Colons humor. I'll
try to keep it light.

Bob DuPuy

On 10/13/05, Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 MAN...You guys need to lighten up on the coffee.I could see the OBVIOUS
 humor in the Mercedes Gods statement and unless i am sadly mistaken the
 comment was intended to raise no more than a smile in Marshall and not to
 offend.  People are SOOO testy these daysIt really sucks!  Are things
 really THAT bad?

 Mike
 - Original Message -
 From: Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 6:15 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Wheel Bearing Grease


  Hey Collins,
  I for one, and I think most members of the list greatly appreciate
  Marshall taking the time to share with us his hard won knowledge
  regarding mercedes diesels. Over the years he personally and this list
  and its predessor have made my ownership of mercedes diesels much more
  enjoyable. If you feel you have something positive and factual to add,
  stick around. If not,and all can do is blurt out you useless opinions
  in a rude manner, Shut the hell up and just read maybe some knowlede
  and class will seep into your brain and replace your obvious
  ignorance.
 
  Bob DuPuy
  Parrish, Fl
  87 300D, 87 300SDL, 84 416 DOKA
 
  On 10/13/05, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  
   NOO!!!
   oh man you have done it now you have angered the great mercedes
   gods!
forgive him ,,,he knows not of your rath oh keepers of useless
   information
   !!
  
   collins
   1985 500 sec
 
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Re: [MBZ] Lucent?

2005-10-12 Thread Bob DuPuy
There must be something wrong with me for taking the bait over and over but..,
How about banning DDT to make do gooders feel good about themselves?
When in reality many of the problems ascribed to DDT are not supported
by scientific facts. It is a very effective persistent pesticide that
costs pennies to make. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost to malaria
could be saved in developing countries by limited annual spraying.
Since a world wide ban on DDT is the first victory of the green peace
Nazis the ban remains enshrined at the UN and nothing will budge it.
One more example of the liberal elite doing something to make
themselves feel good while screwing the people they claim to
represent.

Bob DuPuy

PS. I swear I'll lay off this political crap now and ask only
questions about diesels. I like all of you too much to risk causing
more trouble

On 10/11/05, Bill Gallagher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 During the early 50's it was discovered that lead is very bad health
 issue to the general population and especially children during their
 development  all sorts of health problem where well know .. with
 many years of struggle and talk, finally in the early 1980's lead was
 banned in many products from paints to gasoline  thirty years from
 discovery, to talking and finally a solution .the number of deaths,
 suffering, and handicaps is not well documented, but estimates are huge
 .and I am not talking about just in the US but world wide  for
 example, estimates of tobacco deaths over the last 125 years is about
 billion people world wide and it's still allowed to sell death 
Humans can't live in certain types of environments, and it takes a
 long, long, time when the majority agree that a certain chemical is bad
  we are still going through the process to finalize on a agreeable
 solution and as in a lot of cases, science is not embraced .
Nothing to do with poor or rich issues like those talk shows
 Americans accept the evil side of industrialization  not much
 protest except from the green peace type people .they see red flays
 flying plentifully 

 Bill
 1981 300 TD





Re: [MBZ] Lucent?

2005-10-11 Thread Bob DuPuy
Ok fine,
Lets go back to horses and sailing ships. We can reserve fossil fuel
for the elite ruling class libs in their G4s and restrict wilderness
for study by sierra club scientists. Oh yeah while we're at it lets
ban drilling in every desolate remote corner of the artic or even
exploration in the eastern gulf and try to block any plan put forward
to dispose on nuclear waste. If even the French can generate 75% of
their electricity with nuc power and excellent safety we should be
able to do better. The whole strategy of the tree huggers is to make
it so burdensome and expensive that it doesn't make good business
sense. WE all pay the price it is up to you. Just try to be informed
not brainwashed.

Bob

On 10/11/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Bob DuPuy wrote:
  Then special interest lobbyists get legislation passed that
 makes it hard to impossible to build nuclear power plants or
 refineries and the public is coned into blaming the evil rich for a
 lack of clean affordable energy.
 

 After the number of refinery explosions Texas has had in the last few
 years, I don't blame people for not wanting to live next to one.  Maybe
 the industry should clean up its act and its safety record if it wants
 to be viewed positively.  I guess it's cheaper to just buy lax
 regulation with campaign contributions, though.

 As for nuclear power, I'm all for it as soon as we have somewhere to put
 the waste.  Although...nuclear power is subsidized to a degree that most
 industries can only dream of.  It's not clear to me that it's at all
 economically viable.  I've heard it argued before that a free market
 would never choose nuclear fission power.  I think free-market
 conservatives only support it because they know it ticks off
 environmentalists. ;)


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Re: [MBZ] Lucent?

2005-10-10 Thread Bob DuPuy
Sorry Dude,
I was just trying to make a point not dredge up bad memories. It still
never ceases to amaze me that most of the poor in this country live in
a multi room air conditioned dwelling with refrigerator telephone and
color TV. Then special interest lobbyists get legislation passed that
makes it hard to impossible to build nuclear power plants or
refineries and the public is coned into blaming the evil rich for a
lack of clean affordable energy.

Bob DuPuy

On 10/9/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Bob asked: As a stock holder in lucent do you see yourself as a
 member of the evil rich, or is that designation reserved only for
 share holders of publicly traded companies that green peace and the
 sierra club don't like?

 I can scroll over (digest version) the endless lists of derelict Benzes for
 sale around Seattle without more than a twinge but mentioning Lucent
 Technologies on this list is pure cruelty. Reminding me of it's stock value is
 heartless.

 RLE/Seattle
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Re: [MBZ] OT Oil Industry tax incentive

2005-10-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
No Bill,
I see local, state, and federal regulations and restrictions
distorting the market to the point where it is not worth the trouble
to build new capacity. When this occurs with a commodity with
relatively inelastic demand and the price increases enough to cause
the consumer to turn the heat up on government, the barriers to
expansion must come down. Because of short sighted special interest
groups it is more efficient to compensate the producers than to change
legislation. As a stock holder in lucent do you see yourself as a
member of the evil rich, or is that designation reserved only for
share holders of publicly traded companies that green peace and the
sierra club don't like?

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



[MBZ] W124 center console removal

2005-09-12 Thread Bob DuPuy
Ok I feel like a newbie having to ask, but I tried to clean out the window 
swiches in swmbo's 87 300D with spray contact cleaner and screwed them 
totaly. What is the procedure for removing the wood insert in the center 
console that holds the switches? I can do a W126 in my sleep but I can't see 
any screws under the ash tray in the dark.
 Thanks,
Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL


Re: [MBZ] Isama Ben Ladin dead (OT, no guns)

2005-09-06 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey Andrew,
Why don't you take your negative anti america liberal attitudes and shove 
them up your ass. Either do something to help, lend a positive sugestion 
about what can be done, or shut up.
 Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl


Re: [MBZ] OT Mogs

2005-08-15 Thread Bob DuPuy
Here is the site for mog fest. I sure wish I could be there with one
of mine, but it is a little too far for me to drive.

http://www.northwestmogfest.com/

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL
84 416 DOKA



Re: [MBZ] 126 FRONT STABILIZER BROKEN--UPDATE

2005-08-11 Thread Bob DuPuy
I too have an otherwise decent 123 in my yard with a bad sway bar end.
I got it for free for that very reason. My plan was to cut the last
four inches from a good bar and trim back the bad bar similarly. I was
going to bevel grind both pieces for better weld penitration. I was
also going to find a piece of steel pipe that fits snuggly over the
bar and splint over the weld and weld that in place too. I think this
plan would work and yeild a vehicle worthy of driving around town for
myself, but I couldn't put one of the kids or the wife in it. If I
sold the car, even disclosing the repair wouldn't limit my liability.
I think I'll call the pick and pull to come get it. Sorry Kleb I don't
think you'll want to drag it home from Florida.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] W124 A/C question - UPDATE!

2005-08-11 Thread Bob DuPuy
Hey Dave,
Thanks to you and Marshall for pointing this out! What type of
components did you use for you resistor pack?

Bob D.



Re: [MBZ] Seat motor question

2005-08-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
JJJ,
I could be wrong , but I don't think so. It is a DC motor so if it
worked to recline the seat the switch simply reverses polarity to make
it go forward. This is almost certainly related to the switch. Hose
out the switch contacts with some contact cleaner or brake clean 
while you opperate the switch. have a couple rags handy to dab up the
run off.

Bob DuPuy



Re: [MBZ] R-12

2005-08-04 Thread Bob DuPuy
I've got my 609 card and a commercial account with NAPA. They quoted
me $575 for a 30lb can. Now if they could just deliver. The thing that
threw me was Grainger saying it was no longer available through them.
I get R-22 and R-409 through them no problem.

Bob DuPuy



Re: [MBZ] cleaning glass

2005-08-03 Thread Bob DuPuy
On the outside, I use regular glass cleaner and a razor blade. Hold it
at an acute angle and stroke back and forth like a mine squegee. Then
follow up with a little more cleaner and news print.

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, FL



Re: [MBZ] Restore the old faded colar of your MB]

2005-07-28 Thread Bob DuPuy
Just a word of caution guys. If you have an older car with traditional
enamel this works well, but if you have a car with clear coat or the
newer one step integrated color with clear you can make a real mess by
wet sanding or aggressively buffing. Unless you have some experience
at this sort of thing I'd recommend sticking with an orbital type
buffer and a Clear safe polish. Unless of course you've been coned
into one of Kleb's gems then you might as well build some experience
and go for the gusto.

Bob DuPuy



Re: [MBZ] Re: price of diesel...interesting theory...

2005-07-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well my ill informed understanding is that a given barrel of crude
will only produce so much of each desired fraction, unless the refiner
rally pushes hard and does some complex more expensive cracking of the
hydrocarbons. That being said we dieselers are competing with the home
heating oil users and the jet fuel users. In europe over half of the
new cars sold are diesels. With only cars using the gasoline portion
of each barrel it is realatively cheaper. Those darn europeans are
using up our share of the cheap diesel and sending their left over
stinky gas here on the cheap.

Bob DuPuy
Down to 1 SDL 1 D and two Mogs



Re: [MBZ] Any Unimog experts out there?

2005-07-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
Take a look at www.rockymountainmoggers.com especially their links page. 

Bob DuPuy
Parrish, Fl
1 SDL, 1D, 2Mogs



Re: [MBZ] price of diesel...interesting theory...

2005-07-09 Thread Bob DuPuy
One additional factor, at least in Florida, The last time I checked
the state added about $.24/gal tax on gas and $.48/gal on diesel. It
is just another hidden tax on all the trucked in consumables you buy
at the store.

 Bob Dupuy