Re: [MBZ] Photography is not my strong suit - 2001 CLK320 - $500 (and others)

2021-06-19 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
We currently run an Azure environment. I’ve got a bunch of data scientists running their own environment in our tenant and they’re spinning stuff up daily. I’ve pointed out that every time they spin up a new instance of something the meter is running, but they don’t seem to care. Not sure who’s

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
irst few years. Maybe it depends on the particular stealer. > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > >> On Jun 18, 2021, at 12:40 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: >> >> Nope. Only place you would get that is in the Vehicle Master

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
wrote: > > Works great! Is there also a site that includes MB dealer servicing > records (other than Carfax)? > > On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 8:06 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > >> Dimitri (and others): &

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
y iPhone > >> On Jun 18, 2021, at 7:18 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Dan beat me to it! And his numbers are correct, of course. >> >>> On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 7:12 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >>> mercedes@okiebenz

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Engine should be: 602962 12 005092 Transmission: 722418 02 912053 -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 10:11 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > > VIN: WDBEB28D0LB242197 > Thank you! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 17, 2021, at 9:45 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >>

Re: [MBZ] Poos needs to Martha this

2021-06-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Beyond Marthaing. Martha should back up her Volvo into this and put it out of it’s misery. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/933615860754237/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > >

Re: [MBZ] Another One For Dan

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Saw it. Nothing older than 2000. The first couple model years had issues. Thanks for pointing it out, though. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 7:02 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/thonotosassa-1998-mercedes-benz-ml-320/7338227334.html > > A bit old,

Re: [MBZ] OT proud papa

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
... > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 3:24 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > Wife’s breast surgeon, a self-professed “boob guy”, is into fishing and > Jeeps. Like many doctors, he has the mechanical agility of a small child. He > would come i

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio codes

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
e. I > must look honest. > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 3:53 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > Uh, yes it does. The code is in the VMI which is referenced by the VIN. You > give the dealer the VIN, they look up the VMI, which ha

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I get my Dad's Accutron >> -- I wear it about once every ten years - usually needs a new battery. >> >> On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:24 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >> >>> I used to buy really, really nice Rolex (and other)

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
was really surprised at the quality. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:19 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > And a few fake Rolex watches! > > > On 17/06/2021 3:17 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> Amen! For that you could buy two or more… >> >> -D >

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Amen! For that you could buy two or more… -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:16 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > Just as I suggested earlier - Don't buy a Rolex - Buy a good classic Mercedes. > > Randy > > On 17/06/2021 3:11 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Holy mother of pearl! My former watch now sells new for $40k! That’s totally insane. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > It’s a “Day-Date” 40 in white gold, a somewhat plebeian Rolex that is nice > but not over the top like the models in t

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
the particular Rolex you no longer wear? > > > AZBob > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 17, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: >> >> Well, knock me over with a feather! Shane has a web site,

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio codes

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
e up to 199x has nothing to do with the VIN. > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 9:38 AM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> On 2021-06-16 19:18, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >>> They need the VIN of the vehicle it was shipped in. >>

Re: [MBZ] OT OK this just really p1$$e$ me off to no end

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Local Frod dealer does this in their “$25 quicky oil change lane. When I used to have a couple of Focii in the stable I would take them there for oil changes, as it was cheaper than the local oil change place, and I knew the materials would be better quality. A couple of times they went through

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Well, knock me over with a feather! Shane has a web site, but you still have to call him if you want to make contact. http://torontowatchrepair.ca/ <http://torontowatchrepair.ca/> -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 3:26 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Richarde pops up on th

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Richarde pops up on the Vet’s list every once in a while. You could always call Shane, his watch guy in Toronto. He would gladly speak to you and give recommendations, and who better since he makes a living fixing high end timepieces. No email or Internet, he’s totally old school. Phone or

Re: [MBZ] OT proud papa

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wife’s breast surgeon, a self-professed “boob guy”, is into fishing and Jeeps. Like many doctors, he has the mechanical agility of a small child. He would come into the exam room with his hand/fingers bandaged up on a regular basis, the result of him “changing the oil in the Jeep last weekend.”

Re: [MBZ] Brain damage

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think they were snorting it. And why would you put a Cummins sticker on an MB? To make people think there was a 4BT under the hood?? -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 3:07 PM, Frederick Moir via Mercedes > wrote: > > From drinkin' too much corn likkah! > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 2:17 PM Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That’s why I stopped wearing watches, even before cellphones became common. I tended to bang them up. I like the Apple watch for the health and fitness tracking features, but not enough to wear one. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 2:58 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Sure but a watch

Re: [MBZ] OT proud papa

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Awesome! Congrats! Makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it? -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 8:16 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > The boy child graduated his pulmonary critical care fellowship at Stanford > yesterday as Chief Fellow. Off to DC area for “real” job in a few weeks. If >

Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sage advice. -D > On Jun 17, 2021, at 1:04 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > Once you retire, why would you ever want to look at a watch or clock again, > are you going to be late for work? > > Buy a nice fishing rod instead, or something you will truly enjoy. > > On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio codes

2021-06-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
They need the VIN of the vehicle it was shipped in. -D > On Jun 16, 2021, at 7:17 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > Or you can call MBUSA and they will give it to you > > --FT > > On 6/16/21 6:57 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> Rick, >

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio codes

2021-06-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Rick, Email me the serial number and I’ll get you the code. -D > On Jun 16, 2021, at 6:55 PM, Rick Hawkins Java Letterpress Cycles Photon via > Mercedes wrote: > > Folks > > I am still alive on Tybee Island > > I bought a $25 sprinter radio ... Becker with of course no code > > I am

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Clay, I think you’re talking about the guys in Oregon who strip older cars, like W123s. This is a dealer that’s selling online using the Mercedes Rev Parts web front end. -D > On Jun 15, 2021, at 8:52 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: > > Poos has had run in with this fellow. So has Kent

[MBZ] Words Don't Describe This

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517507812718884/ For those without FB access, it’s a 200 E320 wagon with 200K in lousy shape and an ugly woman posing seductively in front of it. For $10k. -D

Re: [MBZ] OT reverse crank call - missed oportunity

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
t; mail. Or so has been my experience. > > Allan > > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > >> Here is a reference to it in IRS docs: >> >> https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door >> >> Buddy i

Re: [MBZ] OT reverse crank call - missed oportunity

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Here is a reference to it in IRS docs: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door Buddy in the DIA also has something similar that they use when

Re: [MBZ] OT reverse crank call - missed oportunity

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I just ask them for their HSPD-12 ID information. U.S. Government employees, such as with the IRS or other agencies are provided an HSPD-12 upon employment for verification of their employment. On the HSPD-12 is a number you can call to give the information on the HSPD-12 to and get a

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
ation about the website. They said > they couldn't help because it was an independent seller. The only advise > they gave me was to order directly from Mercedes Benz dealers in the > futureamazing!!! > > Bob K > > > -Original Message----- > From: Dan Penoff via M

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
As long as it’s been 30 days or less, I believe. -D > On Jun 15, 2021, at 11:53 AM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > Any major credit card company will refund your payment when you explain what > happened. > > On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 8:58 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That’s the OE front end (RevParts) for all dealers. This one just happens to belong to Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton, OR. I would call them directly and ask for the accounting department. 971.340.4589 -D > On Jun 15, 2021, at 8:17 AM, Robert Koziak via Mercedes > wrote: > > 9275 S.W. Canyon

Re: [MBZ] EVERYONE GETS THE SAME LOW PRICE. 2016 MERCEDES E350 4MATIC ROSE GOLD 54K MILES - $29, 950 (S. RALEIGH / GARNER)

2021-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think the photo is messed up. The sills and edges look fine in the next picture. Maybe. -D > On Jun 14, 2021, at 3:40 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-06-14 12:34, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> I texted them yesterday asking for the VIN so I cou

Re: [MBZ] EVERYONE GETS THE SAME LOW PRICE. 2016 MERCEDES E350 4MATIC ROSE GOLD 54K MILES - $29, 950 (S. RALEIGH / GARNER)

2021-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
e, and this just confirms it. > > Allan > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > >> I would assume much the same, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a douche >> about it. I texted, asking for the VIN and if there were any issues with the >> top hydraulics, and tha

Re: [MBZ] EVERYONE GETS THE SAME LOW PRICE. 2016 MERCEDES E350 4MATIC ROSE GOLD 54K MILES - $29, 950 (S. RALEIGH / GARNER)

2021-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
issues I don't want to list > in the ad" > > Another scam I've started to see on CL are ads that lift the copy and photos > from recent BaT auctions. > > Allan > > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > >> No worse than this idiot: >> >> https://ta

Re: [MBZ] EVERYONE GETS THE SAME LOW PRICE. 2016 MERCEDES E350 4MATIC ROSE GOLD 54K MILES - $29, 950 (S. RALEIGH / GARNER)

2021-06-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
No worse than this idiot: https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/riverview-2001-mercedes-benz-slk320/7335804202.html I texted them yesterday asking for the VIN so I could run a CarFax. I got a

Re: [MBZ] Humdrum 560SL in Marco Island

2021-06-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
There ya go. You’ve got it right now. -D > On Jun 13, 2021, at 12:25 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Is this better? > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-mercedes-benz-560sl-197/? > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list

Re: [MBZ] Maybe I do need to sell mine

2021-06-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Andrew, When you get an email notification from BaT, it’s got metadata embedded in the link that identifies you and your connection with BaT so that when it’s clicked on they know it was you who “clicked back”. If you click on a BaT link that you got in an email notification from them,

Re: [MBZ] Engine partially disassembled by previous owner. 1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 3.5 W109 - $3, 800 (Mooresville)

2021-06-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
>> Are those a colony of mud dauber wasp nests on the underside?? That >>> suggests the car has been sitting for awhile... >>> >>>> On Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 10:03 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >>>&

Re: [MBZ] 2008 Mercedes GL320 CDI Diesel - $7,700 (Hillsborough)

2021-06-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The difference in the R129s was that it was hydraulic and not pneumatic. -D > On Jun 12, 2021, at 12:09 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > You can push the button to raise the air bags a coupla inches for more ground > clearance. The 04E500 has this feature too I think or maybe it

Re: [MBZ] Engine partially disassembled by previous owner. 1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 3.5 W109 - $3, 800 (Mooresville)

2021-06-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That car looks familiar for some reason. Pretty far gone, would take a LOT of $$ to bring it back. -D > On Jun 12, 2021, at 9:44 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/mooresville-1971-mercedes-benz-300-sel/7335090924.html > > -- > --FT > > >

Re: [MBZ] '85 TD

2021-06-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The blue plastic device that was on the side of the engine compartment. I’m thinking it was part of the pollution control stuff. -D > On Jun 11, 2021, at 2:10 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I'm lost. Was bedeutet das "flying saucer"? > > On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Re: [MBZ] 2011 Mercedes C300 Air Conditioner issue

2021-06-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
If it’s the pressure switch you would need to evacuate the system, replace the switch, pull a vacuum and charge. Do you have the tools necessary to do these things? If not, leave it to your mechanic. AC work isn’t rocket science, but you have to have the proper tools to do it. It’s not

Re: [MBZ] The ignition is broken and needs to be replaced 1984 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $1, 550

2021-06-10 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Classic W123 issue - I’m betting the ignition lock cylinder is borked. -D > On Jun 10, 2021, at 10:19 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > sent a message asking what "ignition is broken" means. Starter? (I have a > brand new one) > > Probably bought it for a lot less, trying to flip

Re: [MBZ] One For Dan

2021-06-10 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
shes and all is > good > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > >> On Jun 9, 2021, at 9:36 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> I investigated this one a couple of days ago. Not sure why it’s relisted. >> Don’t recall the reason for rejecting it

Re: [MBZ] My Friends Last Ride

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
A couple of very nice things… It’s such a raucous movie, and Robert Preston just steals the show. -D Sent from my iPad > On Jun 9, 2021, at 10:31 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: > >  >> >> Worth a shot. All I could think of was the movie S.O.B. If you haven’t seen >> it that won’t mean anything. A

Re: [MBZ] My Friends Last Ride

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
.com> wrote: > >> I would like mine to be in a 123 Todeswagen >> >> Dwight Giles Jr. >> Wickford RI >> >> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 7:51 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> >> wrote: >> >>> Nice last ride. I

Re: [MBZ] One For Dan

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I investigated this one a couple of days ago. Not sure why it’s relisted. Don’t recall the reason for rejecting it after corresponding with the seller. Probably because of miles. Found a 2002 ML320 on the local FB Marketplace. Has BAS light and the owner says it needs a yaw sensor, even had

Re: [MBZ] Shed Lights

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
What if you have two sheds? Asking for a friend (Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson) -D > On Jun 9, 2021, at 9:26 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I've installed a couple of Harbor Freight bar lights in my garage. They're > very bright for fairly little power. Next time I'm up north I

Re: [MBZ] Yesterday was...

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That’s why I stopped riding a motorcycle. Too many inattentive people who would run you off the road and not even realize it because they’re too busy looking at their $#@& cell phones. -D > On Jun 9, 2021, at 7:54 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: > > Reason I stopped riding. Too many blind

Re: [MBZ] My Friends Last Ride

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Nice last ride. I would want mine to be in a Universal or Binz conversion. -D > On Jun 9, 2021, at 3:26 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes > wrote: > > Wow. When did hearses become so fancy? > > AZBob > > > > > Sent from my iPhone > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
And with a four post you might have enough height to stack cars. My brother in-law’s neighbor has two of these in his three car garage. He keeps four cars in those two bays - one on each lift, one parked below. You can’t have something like an SUV, but I think he has Mustangs and Camaros. -D

Re: [MBZ] Yesterday was...

2021-06-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
This is a problem we’ve had in my neighborhood for some years. We have excellent sidewalks, but the bike riders who choose to ride in the street, often the “Tour de France” wanna-bes, ride in the middle of the road, won’t yield, and rarely, if ever, signal or observe signs, like stop signs. I

Re: [MBZ] 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE,$4,444

2021-06-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Agreed. Are distributor caps still unobtainium or stupid expensive if you can find them? I see a lot of zeros with this car. Easily five zeros preceded by a single digit larger than one or two. -D > On Jun 8, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes > wrote: > > Thats an excellent

Re: [MBZ] Can I buy a left handle drive car in Japan?

2021-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
It’s not left hand drive, but… https://jalopnik.com/i-ordered-a-brand-new-chinese-900-ev-online-1842363027 You can get a good idea of what’s involved in getting a car stateside from reading this. -D > On Jun 7, 2021, at 12:35 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > Go for it. It will be an

Re: [MBZ] Is This Dan's Next ML?

2021-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Details? If it’s got an M272, no thank you. -D > On Jun 7, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I forgot Poos was looking for an ML. I have one that just came into stock > that is available > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 7, 202

Re: [MBZ] Is This Dan's Next ML?

2021-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
No beaters, thank you. I’ll pony up for a decent example. Thanks! -D > On Jun 7, 2021, at 11:08 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > > https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/orlando-used-2005-mercedes-ml350/7332979125.html > > A bit rough for the money, but nothing Dan hasn't done

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Inefficient because in low ambient situations they fall back onto resistive heating elements and are no more efficient than a “regular” resistive element heater. -D > On Jun 6, 2021, at 4:45 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-06-06 12:36, Dan Penoff via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Interestingly, I did some research only to find out that the industry has established a standard (CTA-2045) for the connectivity of water heaters, boilers, etc., but initial research shows that control of such devices doesn’t suggest that the investment is worth the effort. I found a bunch of

Re: [MBZ] Diff fluid filler

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have one similar to it that I bought from Advance Auto. It’s really great for filling differentials as you can screw it on the top of the bottle and just pump away. Takes a bot of time, but does the job well and with minimal mess. I used to use one of those oil “sucker” things to do it and it

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > > A sort of dehumidifier too right? > > Is yours "smart"? I'm wondering if I could turn ours off when we're not there > and then tell it to heat water via the app a day or so in advance of our > arrival. > > -Curt > > On Sunda

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
And just to clarify, it’s a little heat pump that just sits on top of the tank, hence the height that these units have. That and it dups cold air as a product of the operation, so in climates like mine, it acts as a sort of air conditioner in my garage. -D > On Jun 6, 2021, at 2:08 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
A hybrid water heater uses a heat pump, just like you would have on a house, to extract heat from the surrounding atmosphere and use it to heat the water. Very efficient compared to a resistive heating element. My hybrid water heater costs about $150-$200/year to operate, if that. Compare that

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
-Curt > > On Sunday, June 6, 2021, 12:37:16 PM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > > I would research this heavily, as one of the things I saw when I was looking > into them was complaints from people in northern climes who mistakenly > installed these in u

Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I would research this heavily, as one of the things I saw when I was looking into them was complaints from people in northern climes who mistakenly installed these in unheated areas of the house that ultimately discovered they were horribly inefficient if the ambient air temps dropped below a

Re: [MBZ] OT AWD and tire wear

2021-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Either that or just carry them in as you suggested. I’ve done that on a couple of cars with my local tire guys. They don’t seem to care as far as the application if you carry in. You just tell them what tires you want and they do the rest. -D > On Jun 5, 2021, at 11:13 PM, Buggered Benzmail

Re: [MBZ] Looking for an ML?

2021-06-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
This thread on Banz Whirled explains it all: https://www.benzworld.org/threads/all-mls-are-awd.1437096/ -D > On Jun 5, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > I don't think I have ever seen a 2WD 163 although I

Re: [MBZ] Looking for an ML?

2021-06-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
True. Up to 2003 or possibly later you can do the towing thing with some aftermarket bits that are relatively inexpensive - I did it with the 2002 I had, and it’s easy, took me all of maybe 20 minutes to install everything. I like the trailer idea, too. Thanks! -D > On Jun 5, 2021, at 11:31

Re: [MBZ] Looking for an ML?

2021-06-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I did. A 2002 ML500 that was a beater bought for beater stuff. It had some bizarre gremlins that I was never able to get sorted, but it did what I wanted during my ownership and I sold it at break-even, so I’m not at all unhappy with the experience. Other than the gremlins, it was a good

[MBZ] Looking for an ML?

2021-06-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I may be going nuts, but I’m seriously considering adding an ML to the stable or possibly as a replacement of the 98 W210 wagon if I could find a decent one. 2000 MY or later, a 320 would be preferred but I would go larger if it was a good deal. I’ve seen a few in my neighborhood but they’ve

Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-04 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
2005 Mazda 6 has a 1.5 hour flat rate time for changing the left front headlight bulb. I tried to do it and gave up, it was so convoluted. -D > On Jun 4, 2021, at 4:56 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > Friend just told me he had to remove the whole front bumper cover assembly >

Re: [MBZ] Naples, 22,688mi 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL,$26,900

2021-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
These guys are one of the big dealers in Naples who get all sorts of amazing garage queens from the estates of the dead rich people who lived there. -D > On Jun 3, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > wow. > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5573601226045548 >

Re: [MBZ] FB sales guy of the day This is a beautiful Mercedes 250c. 1970 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 2D, $90, 000

2021-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Conversion. No such thing in the product line that I know of. It’s a bad unicorn. Dash is cracked. No deal. -D > On Jun 3, 2021, at 2:45 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > He doesn't know what he got. 123 bundts? > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/215049313593389 > >

Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
While I don’t have a huge affinity for British sports cars, I’ve always thought that the Triumph TR3 would be a cool car to have. It somewhat resembles the bug-eyed Sprite. I was doing some work at Wallops Island for the nearby Naval Surface Weapons facility, and a guy I worked with there had

Re: [MBZ] I don’t know why but I think poos should buy this

2021-06-02 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Love the upholstery. -D > On Jun 2, 2021, at 7:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/258677816016074/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] In working condition when parked

2021-06-02 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I believe more were done using the Pinto/Mustang II platform than VW Beetle. These were offered in a later time when Beetles were becoming less common and the Ford drivetrains more popular. -D > On Jun 2, 2021, at 10:47 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > For a long time I thought

Re: [MBZ] Rich Old Guy is Too Cheap to Fix Car

2021-06-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Around that time, I believe. I was wondering the same. If the gear is goobered on the balance shaft I would think it could cause issues like this since it affects timing. -D > On Jun 1, 2021, at 9:07 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Did they fix the balance shaft issue before 2008?

[MBZ] Rich Old Guy is Too Cheap to Fix Car

2021-05-31 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Go for it, Kaleb! https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/cto/d/naples-2008-mercedes-benz-r350-as-is/7329763421.html -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] G63 v ML500 musings

2021-05-31 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The ML500 isn’t a bad ride if you don’t mind the clearly truck-like aspect of it. Just driving on the interstate isn’t bad, but if the roads are dodgy prepare for a visit to the chiropractor afterwards. If I have to source a vehicle for a future home in Flagstaff I may very well consider an

Re: [MBZ] W124 rear brake job

2021-05-30 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I’ve never bought non-OE brake discs. The OE ones are typically as inexpensive or less than aftermarket discs. -D > On May 30, 2021, at 3:03 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > > Leave it to Mercedes to innovate. The time saved wiping the nasty grease off > the aftermarket ones is

Re: [MBZ] W124 rear brake job

2021-05-30 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
It wears off with use. No need to remove. Just there to protect the machined surfaces from rust while in storage. -D > On May 30, 2021, at 1:27 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > > I’m replacing rear pads and rotors on the 90 300D 2.5 Turbo. I bought > original MB rotors and

[MBZ] W123 Coupe Rear Window

2021-05-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Got a buddy in AL looking for one. Anyone know of one? Thanks! -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] 2003 ML320 - 150k miles - $3,500

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
They all do. The upholstery in the W163s was not exactly “robust” from my experience. -D > On May 27, 2021, at 8:39 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Needs new driver's seat cover > > https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/markham-2003-mercedes-benz-ml320-suv/7327853654.html > >

Re: [MBZ] 1989 190E 2.6 - 130k miles - $2,700

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
via Mercedes > wrote: > > What is the W201 like as far as servicability/reliability? Is it anything > like the "Camry" W210/211? > > Allan > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > >> I’m not a 190E fan, but that’s a pretty nice one for the money. It’s in

Re: [MBZ] 1989 190E 2.6 - 130k miles - $2,700

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I’m not a 190E fan, but that’s a pretty nice one for the money. It’s in Zionsville, which is an upscale new and old money area, so it was probably well cared for. -D > On May 27, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Looks to be in nice condition... > >

Re: [MBZ] OT insurance, full coverage or no?

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
re no bad children, only bad parents." I > find wisdom and guidance in those words. > > On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 3:26 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> While in principle I agree with you, as when one is paying for something >>

Re: [MBZ] Rollin Coal Bro! by Mercedes Streeter

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
More like “flinging coal”. -D > On May 27, 2021, at 8:42 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://jalopnik.com/pistons-rain-from-the-sky-after-cummins-dodge-ram-explo-1846973432 > > -- > --FT > > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search

Re: [MBZ] OT insurance, full coverage or no?

2021-05-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
While in principle I agree with you, as when one is paying for something out of their own money it suddenly has value, it’s not realistic in places like Florida where a teenage driver’s insurance can be several thousand dollars a year. That and I don’t want my kids having to work their bottoms

Re: [MBZ] OT insurance, full coverage or no?

2021-05-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
This is a loaded question. More importantly, what’s your level of comfort with the risk of having to replace a $5,000 car on short notice? And what’s the difference in cost between full coverage and minimal coverage? I carry collision on both of our cars because the difference would take 3-4

[MBZ] I can't begin to explain this...

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
…today’s CL winner!! https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/clearwater-mercedes-c32-amg-2002/7326050706.html -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT short ghia update

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Look up House of Ghia. That use to be “the” place for everything Ghia. Not sure that’s still the case, but the guy that founded it (who has since passed on) was a major league fanatic about them and probably forgot more than anyone else ever knew. -D > On May 23, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Allan

[MBZ] This Is A Pretty Good Deal

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
For someone that wants a 450SEL: https://www.benzworld.org/threads/1975-w116-450sel-clean-california-title.3074965/ -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Just so you know, I’m not out trying to buy ever car I can find like normal.

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That works. No matter what the site, you’re not obligated and submitting costs you nothing while gaining you a wealth of feedback relative to your car and the current market. -D > On May 23, 2021, at 12:15 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I was inclined toward the MB Market

Re: [MBZ] Just so you know, I’m not out trying to buy ever car I can find like normal.

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Exactly. It’s like the old trope of putting a new set of tires, a tune-up and other maintenance items and expecting to add that to the value of the vehicle. It simply doesn’t work that way. Andrew, I’m not picking on you, but the “extensive body work” doesn’t translate into significant added

Re: [MBZ] Just so you know, I’m not out trying to buy ever car I can find like normal.

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
ns > > --FT > > On 5/23/21 11:21 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: >> $10k and it's yours. >> >> On Sun, May 23, 2021 at 11:20 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >> >>> What’s your ask, Andrew? You’ve been tap d

Re: [MBZ] Just so you know, I’m not out trying to buy ever car I can find like normal.

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
What’s your ask, Andrew? You’ve been tap dancing around this for a while. Let’s hear what your expectations are and see if they’re realistic. -D > On May 23, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I am not a "flake" but I do want a "fortune" for my 380K mile '83 300TD

Re: [MBZ] worth a lot of money after reconditioning. 1963 mercedes 190 series c fintail - $18, 000 (Jacksonville)

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Heh. Three cylinder gas engine? The key word here is “after” reconditioning. I think they’ve gotten a bit ahead of themselves. The exterior isn’t bad and could probably be recovered without a lot of effort, but the interior is toast. -D > On May 23, 2021, at 11:12 AM, Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] This actually looks pretty nice Mercedes Benz 1985 300 TD Wagon1 - $1 (OAK ISLAND)

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Oak Island? Watch out for the holes being dug for treasure. Ooops - wrong Oak Island. -D > On May 23, 2021, at 10:55 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > Needs fuel tank? I could pull one from the 79 that's rusting away out here > >

Re: [MBZ] 240TD

2021-05-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Agreed. I have two Marketplace groups I frequent, the rich people’s neighborhood and the “global” one for the area as a whole. The rich people’s neighborhood group is usually pretty good to deal with, prompt responses and good transactions. The local group is a cluster. Sometimes I try to

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