[MBZ] Anybody near Jefferson, GA?

2022-06-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I found an 84 300SD with only 69K miles. Supposed to be in perfect like new shape. Pictures do look like it. Anybody near Jefferson, GA and want to take a look at it? Like a PPI? Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] 78 240D on eBay

2022-06-28 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I’ve never seen a luggage rack on a 240! Seller says 400K miles and has trouble going over 60 mph. Salina isn’t far from my old stomping grounds. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Mercedes-Benz-Other-/265754670959?mkcid=16=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286=711-127632-2357-0 Donald H. Snook

Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-17 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
n the front end, not including the back > end gross which could be another $2k or more. Some of these stores are doing > over a million a month in gross, not even counting fixed ops. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 16, 2022, at 1:53 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes >> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
, they profit from the warranty work, > as they get paid for doing it. > > -D > >> On Jun 16, 2022, at 11:58 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Great story, although I predict that dealer will be out of business by the >> end of the year. >&

Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
ry, although I predict that dealer will be out of business by the > end of the year. > >> On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 2:53 PM Donald Snook via Mercedes >> wrote: >> I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I have >> never bought one before.

[MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I have never bought one before. But, back in September I decided I needed an SUV. We went on a family vacation and taking the dog, kids, stuff, etc we didn’t have much room in my car. I bought a 2014 Lexus GX 460. It’s

[MBZ] 85 123 56K miles!

2022-06-16 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
This looks great! I assume that the price will go up a lot towards the end. Only 56K miles. https://thembmarket.com/1985-mercedes-benz-300d-turbodiesel#bidsandcomments Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] I don’t understand this BAT result

2022-06-06 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Obviously this car is exceedingly rare and special for some reason. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-mercedes-benz-190e-2-5-evolution-ii-9/?utm_source=dm_medium=email_campaign=2022-06-06 I’m guessing if others are out there, they are talking to BAT now about listing them. Donald H.

[MBZ] 124 Wagon

2022-06-03 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Anything special to look out for 124 gasser wagons that would be different than the Sedans? I suppose the SLS and accumulators would be the primary thing? On later 124, the other things to check are the wiring harness and the evaporator. Right? I keep finding 124 wagons for sale and they are

Re: [MBZ] Need to pay for my wedding - 1979 450SL - 132k miles

2022-06-03 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
It’s going to be a small wedding if the car doesn’t even start and run. Donald H. Snook > On Jun 3, 2022, at 11:57 AM, Allan Streib wrote: > > $10k or best offer > > https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-mercedes-450sl/7491741662.html > >

Re: [MBZ] 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Sedan *** Only 75k miles!!! *** - $8, 950 (Clean clean clean!!!)

2022-06-03 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Are these the ones that have the radiator problem that costs $3,000 and if it fails it can kill the transmission? I drove one of these as a loaner and loved it. Donald H. Snook > On Jun 2, 2022, at 8:11 AM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > Pay the man. > >> On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 9:06 AM

[MBZ] 123 Wagon

2022-06-03 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Pretty cool 123 Diesel Wagon. Has a new (upgraded) injection pump that the seller claims raises HP to 200. https://thembmarket.com/1982-mercedes-benz-300td It also has 472K miles! It would be fun to get it to 500,000 (or more). Donald H. Snook ___

Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I agree a Hybrid would potentially be a great solution. And I already started looking for a Lexus ES Hybrid. I found one 2-3 months ago that I should have bought. Now, the newer ones are priced as much as they were new. All hybrids are probably going to skyrocket. Donald H. Snook > On May

Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
gt; 606, they are great >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>>> On May 26, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes >>>> wrote: >>> >>> I have been out of the MB diesel game for too long and can’t keep up on >>> the nomenclature and

[MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I have been out of the MB diesel game for too long and can’t keep up on the nomenclature and which ones to avoid. If I was looking for a Mercedes diesel that would get 30+ mpg and is pretty reliable which would I look for? I know the 124 diesel with the 2.5 (602?) is great. And the 603 is

Re: [MBZ] Gas Prices

2022-05-24 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I drove my Lexus GX460 this weekend on a 775 miles round trip. One station was $4.89 for premium. For a big 4WD SUV, I got 19.2 mpg which doesn’t seem horrible. But, at these prices (4.75 average), it was almost $200 for gas. Diesel was over $5 per gallon, but a 2014 Mercedes E250 Bluetec (I

Re: [MBZ] Donald Snook?

2022-05-22 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I did get it. Have been traveling this weekend to get a new dog with my wife. Thanks! Donald H. Snook > On May 22, 2022, at 4:30 PM, dan penoff.com wrote: > > Sent you an email about the SL500 this morning. Let me know if you have any > questions. > > -D >

[MBZ] Look at this interior! 300TD Euro

2022-05-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I think I love this! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-mercedes-benz-300td-euro/ And the 603 is a phenomenal engine, right? Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Diesel

2022-05-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I was in Austin, TX yesterday and it was $5.49. Speaking of diesels, what’s the general consensus on reliability of 211 Chassis Diesels (2009) and the 212 Chassis 2014 Diesel E250? Donald H. Snook > On May 21, 2022, at 8:12 AM, Kaleb Striplin wrote: > Diesel appears to be dropping. It’s

Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
A 500SL for $4K and Mrs. Dan drove it? Tell me more! Donald H. Snook > On May 20, 2022, at 4:21 PM, dan penoff.com wrote: > > 1.) I’ll service a W211. Nothing really significantly different than the > W210 except some fancy electronificated things that are options. This car has > the low

Re: [MBZ] Serious MB lust

2022-05-18 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
wrote: >> >> It is at $8,000 with 6 days to go. What is the final bid likely to be? >> >> Randy >> >>>> On 18/05/2022 2:16 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote: >>> I am having serious lust about this car. My first MB was a 114 (1971 >>&g

[MBZ] Serious MB lust

2022-05-18 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I am having serious lust about this car. My first MB was a 114 (1971 250/8) and I have always loved these coupes. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mercedes-benz-280c-11/ Normally, I would think, that’s crazy it’s too much money. But, the seller did A LOT of work on it and it looks

[MBZ] Kaleb 240D moves on

2021-08-16 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
The 81 240D 4 speed I bought from Kaleb has now moved on to its new owner. An old hippie lady drove all night from Indiana with a friend and they are heading back. It’s going to be a slow trip. But, the air actually works. Donald H. Snook ___

[MBZ] BMW Diesel

2021-02-10 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Anybody know anything about BMW diesels? They make tons of them in Europe. My wife found a Certified Pre-Owned BMW diesel and I’m wondering if they are as good as MB. Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Snook's dizzel -- 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 320 CDI Sport Utility 4D, $8, 000

2021-02-05 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I messaged the seller. He says everything works and they did the 100,000 maintenance. BUT, they did say the EGR code does occasionally come on. I was just checking on that and it looks like this is a fairly common issue except I read stories about lots of different fixes. Some claim the EGR

Re: [MBZ] Snook's dizzel -- 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 320 CDI Sport Utility 4D, $8, 000

2021-02-04 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
That does look really nice! Donald H. Snook > On Feb 4, 2021, at 8:31 AM, Floyd Thursby wrote: > > Looks pretty nice, probably not an unreasonable price > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/896201387809155/?ref=search_code=undefined > > -- > --FT > > >

[MBZ] Glow plug adventure

2021-02-02 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I was suspicious that the 81 240D had a bad glow plug because it was hard to start and there was white smoke on start up. I ordered Bosch glow plugs. they arrived and this afternoon I attempted to put them in. I managed to get three of them replaced. however the one which is second from the

[MBZ] Vacuum line mystery

2021-02-02 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
On the Kaleb 240D, I have a black rubber vacuum line coming off the injection pump. It is not connected to anything. Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] One for Snook: GL350 Blue Tec $12,900

2021-01-31 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
That is nice. Now, my wife has decided she doesn’t want one. However, now I do! If I was going to get one, I would want the newest and with lowest miles. I found a few 2014-2015 with between 50K and 75K. Donald H. Snook > On Jan 31, 2021, at 2:51 PM, Allan Streib wrote: > >  >

[MBZ] Newer Diesel MB SUV

2021-01-31 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
My wife is considering a MB diesel SUV. I was surprised to learn that MB is not making any more diesel cars/SUVs (at least not in USA) anymore. The most recent I could find was 2016. I was just searching MB diesel SUV and found several. They are ML, GLK (small SUV that looks like a roller

[MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
With the addition of the Kaleb 240D, I added up all the cars I have had. It turns out that the 240D is number 49! I have had the following Oldsmobile 11 Mercedes 8 BMW 7 Buick 2 Ford 3 Cadillac 2 Honda 3 Mercury 2 Toyota 2 Mazda 1 Jaguar 1 Lexus 1 Jeep 1 Volvo 1 Nissan 1 Chevrolet 2

Re: [MBZ] 126 diesel

2021-01-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Never mind. I found BAT results for a bunch of these. Donald H. Snook > On Jan 26, 2021, at 5:17 PM, Donald Snook wrote: > > What is a REALLY mint condition 126 Diesel (300SD) with less than 80K miles > really worth? > > I know these are worth whatever a willing buyer

[MBZ] 126 diesel

2021-01-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
What is a REALLY mint condition 126 Diesel (300SD) with less than 80K miles really worth? I know these are worth whatever a willing buyer will pay. I’m just wondering what the market is like now. Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

[MBZ] 123 Hubcaps &$#?!

2021-01-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I removed one of the hubcaps because I was going to try a set I have that are not painted. Is there a secret to getting the damn things on? Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

[MBZ] Look at this poor rusty soldier

2021-01-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2033669216775883/ Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] Detailing tools

2021-01-26 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I am very Leary of using a powerful buffer because I have seen people burn through paint. I was watching a video and the guy had a “dual action” buffer. It was smaller and less power than a real buffer. I saw one for sale at harbor freight. I guess my question is what is a good buffer for

[MBZ] 240D linkage parts

2021-01-25 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Where can I buy the accelerator linkage parts? I found the pivot point on eBay. But, I’m wondering if somebody sells a kit to replace all the parts. Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

[MBZ] Memphis

2021-01-25 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Anyone in the group live in Memphis (besides me)? I don’t have a trusted mechanic/Shop here. I have heard that Dr. Benz in Olive Branch, MS (only about 20 min away) is pretty good. Don Snook 1981 Mercedes 240D (252K) 2006 Cadillac SRX (her car) 2019 Chevy Silverado RST (11K)

Re: [MBZ] 240D purge

2021-01-24 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
It’s definitely not coolant/antifreeze I have the nose for that. Donald H. Snook > On Jan 24, 2021, at 6:25 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: > > A little hard to start and white smoke could be a glow plug. Or leaky > valves. > Anything that keeps the temperatures in one or more cylinders down below

[MBZ] 240D purge

2021-01-24 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I did a diesel purge with the kit from Kent (Mercedes Source). It worked very well. I thought. At first, it was spewing out a lot of white smoke. About halfway through it smoothed out and had no smoke. None. I took it on a drive. It is still a little slow. I’m thinking valves are out of

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Jim wrote: “Even my W115 200D would maintain 85mph floored on the flats. Eventually. If your 240D can't do that, it's not dialed in right. The Albatross (240D) had real problems at first, but that's because somebody dicked with the throttle linkages to the point where it would not reach full

[MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Kaleb wrote: > How far have you made it? Noting has flown apart yet? I kind of miss that > car actually. I do need to get a 240D going for myself to drive. > I made it all the way home. I stopped a couple times to take a break and tried to figure out instrument cluster and fuse issue.

[MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-23 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Is there a fuse for the instrument cluster on a 123? Mine is BLACK. Not dim or dark. Totally black Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] Trip to Okie Acres

2021-01-23 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
It wouldn’t be a real road trip if I didn’t get delayed! Stuck in DFW for 2 hours. But, Kaleb has very graciously agreed to meet later than planned at Tulsa Airport for the purchase of the 81 240D! I’ve had 3 prior 300D (123) and a 124 300D. This will be my first 240D. I’m excited for the

Re: [MBZ] 2003 E500 - $6,000. Listing for my Mother-in-Law

2021-01-19 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
34K miles? Wow! I drove one of those for a while and really liked it. My old mechanic loaned it to me for a week when he was working on my car. His son had driven it to college. I was really interested in it until he told me about the $3000 radiator. But, it had a lot of miles. This looks like

Re: [MBZ] Looks good for the price 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300SE Sedan - $1, 500 (Raleigh)

2021-01-19 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
It does look good. Based on my experience with one of these (90 SEL) and many other reports, it’s going to need a head gasket ASAP if it hasn’t been done. Donald H. Snook > On Jan 19, 2021, at 9:00 AM, Floyd Thursby wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 123 Tires and OT Truck Tire Questions

2021-01-18 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I don’t have a heavy foot. I thought it was just because the bed was empty. But, after reading all the reviews of people complaining about the same thing in SUVs and vans, I don’t think it’s just a truck thing. My old 92 F150 rode better when it was loaded. But, it didn’t spin on slightly wet

Re: [MBZ] Somebody needs to buy this

2021-01-17 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
s. I’m very happy the heat works. I have bought a few cars in the summer without working a/C. So, this will be a treat. Donald H. Snook > On Jan 17, 2021, at 8:38 PM, Max Dillon wrote: > >  > > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > > > Jan 17, 2021 9:05:19 PM Donald

Re: [MBZ] Somebody needs to buy this

2021-01-17 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I’m glad Rick posted this on the Facebook group! Kaleb and I made a deal! I’m back in the fold with a diesel Mercedes and it’s a manual! Donald H. Snook > On Jan 17, 2021, at 3:40 PM, Kaleb Striplin wrote: > > Who wants to post it to the 123 fakebook group? > >

Re: [MBZ] 123 for sale cheap

2019-10-13 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I looked at the headlights. There is a stylized H4 logo in the center. So, I guess that means Hella. The glass looks great. When I looked at the glass inches away I can see tiny little sand pits like on a windshield. But, I had to get right next to them to see it. They look pretty darn good to

Re: [MBZ] 123 for sale cheap

2019-10-13 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
ve to put it on the fakebook group before offering it up > here first? > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Oct 12, 2019, at 7:01 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Selling my new to me 1982 300D >> This is the one I just bought and drove

Re: [MBZ] 123 for sale cheap

2019-10-12 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
couple of weeks? > > -D > > >> On Oct 12, 2019, at 8:01 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Selling my new to me 1982 300D >> This is the one I just bought and drove back from Dallas. I found a really >> nice 82 240D that is really nic

[MBZ] 123 for sale cheap

2019-10-12 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Selling my new to me 1982 300D This is the one I just bought and drove back from Dallas. I found a really nice 82 240D that is really nice with working a/c! Just replaced exhaust hanger donuts. Valves adjusted last fall New glow plugs at the begging of summer Diesel purge with new filters

Re: [MBZ] 123 Pics

2019-10-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Yes. It has a new windshield and no trim. Donald H. Snook > On Oct 7, 2019, at 1:19 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: > > The windshield trim is missing. > > -- Jim > ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] 123 Pics

2019-10-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Manila Beige. 681 Donald H. Snook > On Oct 7, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > You may have mentioned this - but is that Maple Yellow? Or better yet what > is the color code? I like it! > >> On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 1:56 PM Donald Snook via Mercede

[MBZ] It’s a Major Award!

2019-10-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I took my old $1000 123 to the car show this weekend. I came away an award winner! But, I did discover that everyone who entered and paid the entry fee got an award. It did include a framed photo of the car. I got a “bronze award.” Unfortunately there were 125 cars in the show. And 123 of

Re: [MBZ] interesting

2019-10-03 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I’ve been to St. Simon’s its beautiful. If this euro, shouldn’t it have the itchy velour seats rather than leather? A 126 stick shift would be cool! So, this would be the m110 engine? So, either 2 carbs or the fuel injection? My old 82 euro 280 got pretty lousy gas mileage. Donald H.

Re: [MBZ] Climate Control unit 123

2019-10-01 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
thru >> the tests to see what the issue is. >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On Oct 1, 2019, at 11:41 AM, Donald Snook wrote: >>> >>> Nothing at all. >>> >>> Donald H. Snook >>> >>> >>>> O

Re: [MBZ] Vacuum lines

2019-10-01 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
t, blow out/ream out the fitting in the >> manifold. Cheap fix. >> >> You should fix the vacuum system first. some of the acc problems could >> be related to vacuum to the cabin being plugged off. >> >> Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote on 10/1/19 10:54 AM: >>

Re: [MBZ] Climate Control unit 123

2019-10-01 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I understand a vacuum leak could have an effect. But, when I try the CCU (push button unit) nothing happens. Wouldn’t that be more likely to be related to the switch? Keep in mind (and I’m just relying on the honesty of the seller), the previous owner said he was told he could “hot-wire” the

Re: [MBZ] Vacuum lines

2019-10-01 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
It’s a 300D. It’s slow. But, not nearly as bad a 240D. The one time I drove one of those it felt dangerously slow. Keep in mind, the last MB diesel I have driven was my former 124 300D 2.5T and I remember thinking back then it was a lot faster then my previous 123 diesel. So, maybe what I am

[MBZ] Climate Control unit 123

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
The vent doesn’t work at all — ac or vent or defrost. The seller installed a new (reman) blower motor and claimed that the problem was in the CCU. Anyone have one to sell? I found some on eBay. Feel free to reply here or message me directly at: donald.sn...@fedex.com Donald H. Snook

[MBZ] Vacuum lines

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Anybody have an actual picture (rather than the diagram) of the vacuum line routing? I think there should be 3 lines going into the switchover valve. But, I have 1 or 2. I also have a 3 way connector that only has two hoses going into it. I remember something about one line that a lot of

Re: [MBZ] New E320 CDI Fun - NOT

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I thought as long you replaced the leaking injectors it would be okay? Donald H. Snook > On Sep 30, 2019, at 4:12 AM, Dan Penoff wrote: > > Dang it. > > Got the car home, got it cleaned up initially, started poking around a bit > and found the tiniest bit of bubbling around the #3 and #4

[MBZ] 93 (140) Diesel for Sale in Dallas

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
The guy I bought the 123 from also had an 87 300SDL. I wish I would have known that. But, he sold it already for $1500. He also has a 93 (140 chassis) diesel. That’s a rodbender, right? He said the previous owner garaged it since 2003. 129K. Transmission was rebuilt two years ago. Has

[MBZ] Keys

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
On this new to me 300D, the ignition key does not unlock the trunk. It has the little tiny key. I am guessing the ignition key is the valet key. So, if I ordered a new key based on the VIN, it should also work on the trunk lock, right? BUT, if the ignition lock cylinder has been replaced

[MBZ] 123 Wheels and caps?

2019-09-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
My new to me 82 300D has much newer wheels on it. They are the 5 hole wheels that are pretty wide. I can’t decide if I want to put bundts on it or try the 240D style with wheels and hubcaps. I’m a sucker for the painted caps since my first MB (71 250) had the painted caps. Anyone have

[MBZ] Exhaust fell down!

2019-09-29 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
The exhaust on the cheap 123 I bought had rope holding the muffler up. I did not know that. I noticed when I was about 5 miles from the car sounded louder. This morning I went to car wash and when I pulled out the muffler dropped. It was still connected somewhere. But, it definitely sounds

[MBZ] On the road part 2

2019-09-28 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Tach started working and worked for 2 hours. I stopped for a quick break and it wasn’t working then all of a sudden it started again. 25.6 mpg. Cruising at 75 mph. The more I drive the better it seems to run. Radio reception sucks. For a while it only picked up 2 Spanish stations. I’m

Re: [MBZ] Report from the road

2019-09-28 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
“Recheck on motor” is supposed to say tachometer. Donald H. Snook > On Sep 28, 2019, at 3:19 PM, Donald Snook wrote: > > I’m on the road between DFW and Memphis. This old 123 is having no problems > down the highway at 75 miles an hour. Very little black smoke. It makes

[MBZ] Report from the road

2019-09-28 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I’m on the road between DFW and Memphis. This old 123 is having no problems down the highway at 75 miles an hour. Very little black smoke. It makes me think that the valves have been adjusted recently. It feels like much better acceleration than my old 123 diesel. Unfortunately the air

Re: [MBZ] New Addition

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Wow! 326K! That’s impressive! Nice car! Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 7:53 PM, Dan Penoff wrote: > > Made a deal on a 2005 E320 CDI (211.026) for the oldest son today. > > Here’s the car if the ad is still up: > > https://cfl.craigslist.org/cto/6978585456.html > > More pictures: >

Re: [MBZ] MB cheap car show vehicle search

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Uh no. That is an unforgivable sin when people do that. Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 5:21 PM, Kaleb Striplin wrote: > > Does it have an exhaust pipe sticking out of the hood? > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Sep 27, 2019, at 3:19 PM, Donald Snook via Merce

Re: [MBZ] MB cheap car show vehicle search

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I would love an SEC. But, this sweet little 123 was $1000. That’s not a typo. And it just recently got new control arms, shocks and tires. I’m guessing that the $1000 barely covers those parts. Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 1:33 PM, OK Don wrote: > > I'm with Rick on this - an

Re: [MBZ] MB cheap car show vehicle search

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I know. I was watching it the whole time. Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 12:16 PM, Craig wrote: > > On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:05:42 -0400 (EDT) Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > >> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-220se-2/ > > Info for Donald: This is the Benz

Re: [MBZ] That was a fast search!

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Thanks! I can smell the diesel from here! Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 2:52 PM, Dwight Giles wrote: > > Congratulations & welcome back. > > Dwight Giles Jr. > Wickford RI > >> On Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 3:43 PM Donald Snook via Mercedes >&g

Re: [MBZ] That was a fast search!

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Seller is giving me another blower motor. I was wondering how easy it might be to replace it. Donald H. Snook > On Sep 27, 2019, at 2:51 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > Congrats. Buy a used blower motor on ebay. > > Cost?? > >> On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 3:43 PM D

[MBZ] That was a fast search!

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Shoutout to Rick Knoble for pointing me in the right direction. Just made a deal for a sweet light tanish yellow 82 300D. A 123 Facebook group member has 3 or 4 MB’s and his employer told him he couldn’t park them all at the garage. SO, he had to get rid of some of them. Odometer says

[MBZ] MB cheap car show vehicle search

2019-09-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Hey Listers! Blast from the Past. I am considering getting back into the Mercedes fold! I am looking for a “show car.”Let me define the term. I am not looking for a $10-20,000 car that is in show quality condition. I am looking for an older and interesting Mercedes that is in good

[MBZ] OT Lexus question

2019-02-08 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I found a 2009 Lexus GS 450H (Hybrid). It is in GREAT shape. But, it has 150,000 miles. Anyone have a experience with these? The reviews I have read are great. But, at 150,000 I’m thinking the hybrid batteries are going to be the problem. The cost is around $2500-3000 to replace. Donald H.

Re: [MBZ] 1999 MERCEDES BENZ E300 - $1850 (Diesel)

2019-02-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
This is the fourth of fifth one of these I have seen this afternoon and they all have 300K+ miles. Are these that good? Anything bad to look for? Donald H. Snook > On Feb 7, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Floyd Thursby wrote: > > And it's white! > >

[MBZ] Needs a transmission ?

2019-02-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Could this be something simple? Or does it need transmission https://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/d/memphis-1983-mercedes-300d/6805823785.html Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

[MBZ] Need a car

2019-02-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I just saw all of your responses to my question about the 91 rod-bender. The seller did confirm that it is burning a quart of oil in 700 miles. I think he knows he is on borrowed time. I was looking at it because I am in need of a car. My house in Wichita will close next and I’ll have some

[MBZ] 91 Rodbender

2019-02-04 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I found a 91 350SDL. That would be a possible rod bender. It only has 129K miles and appears to be in GREAT shape. But, Kaleb suggested that the mileage is right in the prime window for bending rods. Other than (as Kaleb Suggested) taking the head off and measuring piston height is there

Re: [MBZ] SNOW!

2018-11-27 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I agree! I know how to drive in snow. BUT, I will say that the traction control/dynamic stability did improve things in my car. AND it’s a 20 year old car. But, I agree with you people get way too dependent on the tech. We all have seen 4wd trucks that think they are invincible end up in

Re: [MBZ] New Move

2018-11-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
OK Don wrote: "Congrats! will you now be buying a new S class MB to celebrate?" A new S Class? No. Not unless I move up to my Boss's Boss' job. Just for fun, I did check into pricing for leasing a new S Class. It is between $1049 and $1500 per month with $7-9,000 down payment. That

Re: [MBZ] 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D Rare! Turbo Diesel! - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive sale

2018-11-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
WOW. This looks pretty nice! 120K miles? Don Snook -Original Message- From: Bob Rentfro [mailto:azbob...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:04 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D Rare! Turbo Diesel! - cars & trucks - by owner -

Re: [MBZ] New Move

2018-11-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Kaleb wrote: "I thought you were remodeling a house or something? Anyway, congratulations." Floyd wrote: "You can donate the 740iL to me!" Dan wrote: "Congrats! Now you'll be able to fly jump seat anywhere in the world you want to go, right?" Kaleb, I am remodeling a house. Or I

[MBZ] New Move

2018-11-21 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I haven't been checking the digest much. I have been swamped. But, I do have some news. I have accepted a job with Fed Ex. I will be Senior in house Counsel for Litigation. I start work December 3! So, it is going to be a crazy couple weeks getting ready to move! Any list members in

Re: [MBZ] Could be worth messing with

2018-06-12 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
No a/c? That might the evaporator right? Isn't that the worst repair possible? Don Snook -Original Message- From: Kaleb C. Striplin [mailto:ka...@striplin.net] Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 8:35 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: [MBZ] Could be worth messing with This has been

Re: [MBZ] Somebody needs this

2018-06-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Is the ad a joke or the seller crazy? Donald H. Snook Karstetter & Bina LLC 620-241-8800 > On Jun 7, 2018, at 6:44 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: > > https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/1982-mercydes-benz-240d/6610072346.html > > Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] OT - Mississippi

2018-06-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
If you are "one of them" it does make a difference. My stepmother knew everyone on the Coast and all the important ones in Memphis and Oxford. So, as long I can make a connection with somebody who knew my Stepmother, I was golden. They do take care of their own and they do look sideways at

Re: [MBZ] OT - Mississippi

2018-06-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Do you have one? My brother just bought a 1976 Eldorado Convertible. It is GREEN and has 45,000 miles. Don Snook -Original Message- From: Floyd Thursby [mailto:buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:54 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT -

Re: [MBZ] OT - Mississippi

2018-06-07 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Mountain Man wrote: "That is what I want - nice country area, no racism, but "boys" that are people to be with, that are people to teach how life is. Life is more than what the city stifles us to be. Does anyone know if this is possible? - or is this a mere city slicker dream?" I'm not

Re: [MBZ] OT - Mississippi

2018-06-06 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
My father lives there. He has lived there for 30 years and loves it. But, he lives on the Coast. I lived there for a while and there are a lot of great things about the south. There are also some negative things. North Mississippi in the old Cotton areas is still pretty backwards. It is

Re: [MBZ] This Blows

2018-06-06 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
You've managed to keep one of these running still? Don Snook -Original Message- From: d...@penoff.com [mailto:d...@penoff.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:20 PM To: Mercedes List Subject: Re: [MBZ] This Blows R129/SL500 > On Jun 5, 2018, at 3:35 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Snookmobile

2018-06-05 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I checked the sticker on my old one. It was $70,590. Don Snook -Original Message- From: Donald Snook [mailto:dsn...@kklawoffices.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:52 AM To: Andrew Strasfogel ; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Snookmobile Around $72,000. Don Snook

Re: [MBZ] Snookmobile

2018-06-05 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Around $72,000. Don Snook From: Andrew Strasfogel [mailto:astrasfo...@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:49 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Mitch Haley ; Donald Snook Subject: Re: [MBZ] Snookmobile What did this cost when new? On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Donald Snook via

Re: [MBZ] Snookmobile

2018-06-05 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
If the timing chain guides have been done, it could be a great car. If they have not been done, it is potentially a ticking time bomb. Mine lasted until 245K miles, but a lot of folks have had them fail at 150,000. It is a nasty big job with a ton of labor and $1200 in parts. Don

Re: [MBZ] 2003 MB E500

2018-05-22 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
> >> On May 22, 2018, at 9:59 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes >> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >> OK Don wrote: >> >> "Do you like it? It's a newer Mercedes, so you do need someone to work on >> it, and it sounds like have him, so if the price is

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