Re: [MBZ] Car Washes

2022-06-24 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes we had a lot of yellow pollen earlier this spring.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2022, 12:26 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> We've had SERIOUS pollen, especially of the pine trees this year. For a
> couple weeks there it would blow down the street and look like smoke.
>
> Get in the car and hit the washers, the windshield would run yellow...
>
> Getting past it now and my sinuses are finally starting to clear.
>
> -Curt
>
>
> On Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12:09:03 PM EDT, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Same up here, especially since monsoon season just started.
>
> I have a California Duster I use to get a lot of the cruft off of the car.
> Otherwise, I just live with it. One nice thing - when I do wash the ML it
> sure dries off quickly!
>
> -D
>
> On Jun 24, 2022, at 9:04 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> This is the time of year that it is impossible to keep a vehicle clean in
> this damn valley. Nearly every day we get a good blow, churning up the dust
> out in the desert, and it ends up on the cars. Then, it rains about 46
> drops of rain giving each vehicle that lovely speckled mud finish.
> As a result, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a car wash. They
> are constantly busy.
> Nevertheless, something deep inside me still feels creepy when I take one
> of my vehicles through a car wash.
>
> AZBob
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Re: [MBZ] 1995 S320 - 98k miles - $7,500

2022-06-24 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Inflation? rising used car prices in general?

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> What's with people thinking their nearly 30 year old cars are worth well
> over $5,000?
>
>
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[MBZ] Free B1 Series Dodge Shop Manual

2022-06-17 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Anyone on the list collect B1 series Dodge trucks? {1948-49} Mint condition
Free for the shipping.
I collected Dodge  pickups b4 I got into 240D's/

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Re: [MBZ] Cigarette lighter outlet puzzle

2022-06-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
problem solved.thanks for the advice. neighbor gave my wife two cords both
of which fit.. I think they have been used in Audi

On Wed, Jun 15, 2022, 6:21 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> I had one like that, maybe in a 210 of the same vintage. I just put a bit
> of paper in to shim it and it worked fine
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 15, 2022, at 6:18 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > How much is a new socket?
> > Mitch.
> >
> >> On 2022-06-15 17:55, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:
> >> My wife just bought a 2000 CLK 320 with very low mileage.  The
> >> phone charger cord slops around in the lighter outlet.  I tested this
> >> with the one that is tight in the 2005 E320 and it too slops around.
> Parts
> >> guy @ dealer said it is the same outlet.  So Wrap the phone plug
> end in
> >> wire? Shim the lighter socket?
> >> TIA
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Re: [MBZ] Cigarette lighter outlet puzzle

2022-06-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I like that idea. Paper  won't cut connectivity?
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
Bissell Cove
Wickford RI


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> I had one like that, maybe in a 210 of the same vintage. I just put a bit
> of paper in to shim it and it worked fine
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 15, 2022, at 6:18 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > How much is a new socket?
> > Mitch.
> >
> >> On 2022-06-15 17:55, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:
> >> My wife just bought a 2000 CLK 320 with very low mileage.  The
> >> phone charger cord slops around in the lighter outlet.  I tested this
> >> with the one that is tight in the 2005 E320 and it too slops around.
> Parts
> >> guy @ dealer said it is the same outlet.  So Wrap the phone plug
> end in
> >> wire? Shim the lighter socket?
> >> TIA
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Re: [MBZ] Cigarette lighter outlet puzzle

2022-06-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I don't know. I was hoping to avoid changing one. Wonder if I can get a
larger plug on cord??
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
Bissell Cove
Wickford RI


On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 6:18 PM mitch--- via Mercedes 
wrote:

> How much is a new socket?
> Mitch.
>
> On 2022-06-15 17:55, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:
> > My wife just bought a 2000 CLK 320 with very low mileage.  The
> > phone charger cord slops around in the lighter outlet.  I tested this
> > with the one that is tight in the 2005 E320 and it too slops around.
> > Parts
> > guy @ dealer said it is the same outlet.  So Wrap the phone plug
> > end in
> > wire? Shim the lighter socket?
> > TIA
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[MBZ] Cigarette lighter outlet puzzle

2022-06-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
My wife just bought a 2000 CLK 320 with very low mileage.  The
phone charger cord slops around in the lighter outlet.  I tested this
with the one that is tight in the 2005 E320 and it too slops around.  Parts
guy @ dealer said it is the same outlet.  So Wrap the phone plug end in
wire? Shim the lighter socket?
TIA

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2005 E320 4matic
Wickford RI
*ChowdahQ XV on September 10*
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Re: [MBZ] Wheel porn

2022-06-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
sweet

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> Water beading off a freshly waxed 15 hole alloy.
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Re: [MBZ] $$$$ Klatta Klatta Away

2022-06-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
no mean tweets here. wrong list.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 9:53 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> I would rather have some mean tweets
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jun 14, 2022, at 7:39 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Diesel hit $6.00 here in AZ today. FML.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] $$$$ Klatta Klatta Away

2022-06-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
might be good trade as firewood prices usually track other heating fuels.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 9:30 PM Curt Raymond  wrote:

> Yeah, we got 150 gallons of oil yesterday at $5.89. I got 4 cords of wood,
> my wood guy will trade my labor for wood. Last year I insulated his garage,
> not sure who got the better deal there.
>
> -Curt
>
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 09:28:25 PM EDT, Dwight Giles <
> dwight.gi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> well will have to do some comparisons but I drive so little now that I am
> less worried. more concerned about heating oil.
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 9:23 PM Curt Raymond  wrote:
> > We've been riding around that, was $5.99 yesterday. I haven't been
> anywhere in the car today.
> >
> > It's actually down a little, a month ago it was $6.25.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 09:21:57 PM EDT, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > it is more than that here. I have to fill the CD. I filled last fall b4 I
> > put it away for winter but now needs a drink.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 8:39 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Diesel hit $6.00 here in AZ today. FML.
> >>
> >> AZBob
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] $$$$ Klatta Klatta Away

2022-06-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
well will have to do some comparisons but I drive so little now that I am
less worried. more concerned about heating oil.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 9:23 PM Curt Raymond  wrote:

> We've been riding around that, was $5.99 yesterday. I haven't been
> anywhere in the car today.
>
> It's actually down a little, a month ago it was $6.25.
>
> -Curt
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 09:21:57 PM EDT, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> it is more than that here. I have to fill the CD. I filled last fall b4 I
> put it away for winter but now needs a drink.
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 8:39 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > Diesel hit $6.00 here in AZ today. FML.
> >
> > AZBob
> >
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Re: [MBZ] $$$$ Klatta Klatta Away

2022-06-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
it is more than that here. I have to fill the CD. I filled last fall b4 I
put it away for winter but now needs a drink.

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> Diesel hit $6.00 here in AZ today. FML.
>
> AZBob
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Re: [MBZ] Car Disposal?

2022-06-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
you need an attorney to weigh in here

On Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 9:57 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> Thanks, Kaleb.
>
> I presume that requires them to take out a mechanic’s lien to take
> possession of it, though, doesn’t it? That’s what I was thinking, and if he
> just offered to sign the title over and walk away that would save them some
> money in the process, right?
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:53 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > If he doesn’t want the truck, he doesn’t need to do anything. The tow
> company will “auction” it off to themselves then put it out back for parts,
> or sell it to a salvage yard. He won’t need to pay them anything. Around
> here a lot of the tow companies are also salvage yards.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 8, 2022, at 8:34 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Interesting discussion with a neighbor today that I thought might
> elicit some responses here that could be of value….
> >>
> >> Seems his college aged school son totaled his (the son’s) little pickup
> truck, a 2010-2012 Ford of some sort. Because of the minimal value and
> limited resources of the son, who works in the summer to pay his bills, the
> truck had no collision or comp coverage, so it’s essentially a write-off
> for him.
> >>
> >> Sheriff had the truck towed to an impound lot from the crash site.
> Three days in (this apparently happened sometime on Monday) the fees at the
> impound lot are already something crazy, like $650, and of course
> increasing exponentially every day. The son has no interest in the remains
> of the vehicle, and certainly doesn’t have the resources to cover the
> impound fees. I’m assuming he would even have to pay to have the wreck
> hauled off to someplace like CoPart or LKQ, if they would even want it.
> >>
> >> So the neighbor’s wondering (he’s asking me, because he knows I’m a
> “car guy") if I think the impound place, a private towing firm contracted
> to the County for such services, would just take the title to the truck in
> lieu of the fees. I’m thinking that the scrap value of the truck is
> probably minimal, so even if he did this they would still want the balance
> of the fees they’ve charged to-date. I presume they could take a lien on
> the truck/title, but even if they did that it’s still more or less
> worthless and they won’t get jack out of the kid, who has reached the age
> of majority and is not on anything connected to the parents as far as I
> know.
> >>
> >> Let’s also realize that these places charge exorbitant fees as a way to
> rip people off, of course, and I have to believe there are plenty of
> instances where they don’t get a dime.
> >>
> >> Anyone encounter a situation like this, or know of one or a resolution
> for it?
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
got it

On Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 3:05 PM Andrew Strasfogel 
wrote:

> Close but no cigar.  My W123 wagon has a Strasfogel.
>
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 2:26 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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>> wasn't the zundfogel in the 123?
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 10:26 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Is that the million mile zündfolge engine?
>> >
>> > -D
>> >
>> > > On Jun 8, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Over 300K on the engine. OM602 considered one of most long lived
>> > Mercedes Diesel engines. Very fuel efficient. Fast. Does well with cold
>> > starts. Bruno Sacco styling at its best.
>> > >
>> > > Sent from my iPhone
>> > >
>> > >> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel > >
>> > wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> 
>> > >> How so?  Durability?  Reliability?
>> > >>
>> > >>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 9:28 AM Dimitri Seretakis <
>> dsereta...@yahoo.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > >>> It’s a great car. Both Dwight and I can attest to that.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> > >>>> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:20 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> > >>>>
>> > >>>> 1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
wasn't the zundfogel in the 123?

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mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Is that the million mile zündfolge engine?
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Over 300K on the engine. OM602 considered one of most long lived
> Mercedes Diesel engines. Very fuel efficient. Fast. Does well with cold
> starts. Bruno Sacco styling at its best.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> 
> >> How so?  Durability?  Reliability?
> >>
> >>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 9:28 AM Dimitri Seretakis 
> wrote:
> >>> It’s a great car. Both Dwight and I can attest to that.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
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Re: [MBZ] 2009 CLK 550 - 68k miles - $15,750

2022-06-06 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
oh OK. I missed the bumper stickers. only additional ornament on hers is a
Maine magnet. so nothing intrinsic for a CLK?

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> Read the sticker on the trunk. Rather mild as woke goes but still the idea
> of putting that on a nice car shows an extra lack of judgment beyond the
> wokeness. You know their Pious has Bernie and COEXIST stickers on it too.
>
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> > help me here- why are you guys calling it a woke car? what am I missing?
> >
> > my wife just bought a 2000 CLK320 pervertible that she wanted for  years
> &
> > she is not political about it.
> >
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> >>> On 2022-06-06 17:28, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
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> >>>
> >>
> >> Or a T-shirt with one of the less woke MLK quotes on it.
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Re: [MBZ] 2009 CLK 550 - 68k miles - $15,750

2022-06-06 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
help me here- why are you guys calling it a woke car? what am I missing?

my wife just bought a 2000 CLK320 pervertible that she wanted for  years &
she is not political about it.

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> On 2022-06-06 17:28, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
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> >
>
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel Travel

2022-06-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
more traffic on Cape last weekend for memorial Day.

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> Is that possible? Little to no traffic on the Cape in the summertime?
>
> Wow.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 5, 2022, at 8:01 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Best gas price here is $4.79 for 87, diesel is hanging at $5.99 most
> places although I did spot one at $6.27 last night.
> >
> > Our neighbor went camping on the cape yesterday, he said there wasn't a
> lot of traffic coming home. Until demand goes down substantially prices
> aren't going to follow.
> >
> > That said I think if prices go any higher people will stop driving and
> demand will fall. I think the idea of $10 gas is ludicrous.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
> >
> > On Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 07:19:35 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > It's as high as $4.99 here, one or two stations are still lagging at
> $4.79, probably none of the weekend help know how to change the price.
> >
> > Diesel 5.69, up $0.20 from last week.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 5, 2022, at 6:14 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> >> On 2022-06-05 10:37, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> All fuel jumped up $.10 last night. Diesel is now $5.59, reg UL is
> >>> $5.39 here in AZ.
> >>
> >> Jumped from 4.79 to 4.99 late last week (87E10).
> >> Nearby town was 5.10 this morning, other two towns were still 4.999.
> >> Filled the Saturn on the way to mom's house, and she gave me her mower
> >> can to fill on my way home (put $10 in a two gallon can for the first
> >> time in my life. I never did that before, not even with 100LL avgas).
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Re: [MBZ] OT: VW repairs

2022-06-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
what an old mechanic I knew used to call "fiberglass & frigenometry" Good
work Curt.

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>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 5, 2022, at 4:46 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> >
> > I also got to do some mechanicing this weekend. Somewhere during our
> trip to PA a couple weeks ago my 2015 Jetta TDI developed a metallic rattle.
> > Listening to it the other day I decided the brake backing plate on the
> passenger rear wheel must have gotten loose. Turns out I was right.
> > It's a lousy design, the plate is aluminum, it's attached directly with
> 1 bolt and then 4 other bolts have wavy washers. It appears there is some
> tension in the plate which keeps it against the wavy washers. The metal
> around the 1 mounting bolt broke off, I think aluminum work hardens and it
> stress fractured.
> >
> > You can't take the plate off without taking the hub off which was more
> than I wanted to get into it. So I punched out some donuts of 1/8" viton
> rubber sheet I had hanging around (failed lantern project) it's pretty hard
> rubber so I made a donut to go behind the plate and another to go under the
> wavy washer and sandwich the plate. After a bunch of farting around it's
> all in there and there is no rattle at all...
> >
> > I like these kind of no dollar fixes.
> >
> > -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] 61x starter replacement

2022-06-04 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
IIRC I changed my 240D starter from above.

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> At some point I am going to need to replace the starter on a 240D. It
> looks like there is enough room to do it from above. Is this correct or am
> I better off getting it on the lift? What about a 617 turbo?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Why do I screw around with cheap solutions

2022-06-03 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
my grandmother used to say pennywise & pound foolish. wish I had learned
from her.

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> Ordered tubes for the lawnmower tires instead of new tires because it was
> much cheaper. Get tube in. Tire still leaks the same as before. I can only
> conclude I poked a hole in the tube getting the tire back on. In the
> meantime it’s so bad I may have to brush Hog the yard. Maybe somewhere
> local has a tire and/or wheel.
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Re: [MBZ] Is this worth messing with?

2022-05-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes would be my guess

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> It probably just needs flex disks or the center support.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 29, 2022, at 8:11 PM, Dwight Giles 
> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > how expensive are the universal joints?
> >
> >> On Sun, May 29, 2022, 9:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >> Guy says he will take $2600 for it
> >>
> >> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/746597433446938/
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Is this worth messing with?

2022-05-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
how expensive are the universal joints?

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> Guy says he will take $2600 for it
>
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/746597433446938/
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Re: [MBZ] SL500

2022-05-28 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
way to go Dan.

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> Sold the SL500 today to an Armenian guy I was sure was a flipper. Turns
> out he was buying it for his kid.
>
> He beat on me relentlessly to try and get me down, but I walked away on
> him. A couple of minutes later he came back and gave me my price.
>
> I felt like I had just finished my first day of Marine boot camp when I
> was done. This guy was relentless.
>
> I ended up driving the car across Tampa to his house. I bit of an
> inconvenience, but allowed us to stop for dinner at a favorite German
> restaurant.
>
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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-28 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes & 60 8% of electricity is generated from fossil fuels.

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> Uh no, you are moving the emissions from your tail pipe to the coal fired
> power plant.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 26, 2022, at 4:19 PM, Andrew Strasfogel 
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> >
> > 
> > EV have no emissions when driven so that's the benefit.
> >
> >> On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 4:03 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> I read an article recently about the massive amount of diesel fuel
> burned to run the equipment to mine the minerals to make 1 EV battery. Not
> to mention the soil that must be moved. For the last 30 or 40 years they
> should have developed more nuclear power and figured out something else
> besides electric battery powered cars.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> > On May 26, 2022, at 2:31 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > EVs are for pussies!
> >> >
> >> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> >
> >> >> On May 26, 2022, at 3:07 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> >> >>
> >> >> 6-8 mile commutes are where an EV excels. Electric heat means the
> cabin is warm quickly and you don't need to worry about range.
> >> >> Curt
> >> >>
> >> >> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >> >>
> >> >> On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 11:31 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   As I understand it, the important thing
> with Blue Tec is that the DPF "regeneration" cycle needs time to complete.
> If it's frequently interrupted, you eventually have problems. I don't know
> how long a cycle takes, or if 6-8 miles of driving is enough time. Kevin
> posted a writeup a while back on someone's woes with Bluetec.
> >> >>
> >> >> It's not great for any car, gas or diesel, to not get fully warmed
> up. You really want to get the engine oil and exhaust fully warm to drive
> out moisture. That said, a 6-8 miles drive twice daily is probably OK
> especially if some of it is at highway speeds and you're doing occasional
> longer drives. You might be better off with a gasser though, or (heaven
> forbid) even an EV for a commute that short.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>  On Thu, May 26, 2022, at 10:59 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 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
> >> >>> very good too. (Right?)
> >> >>>
> >> >>> The 606 in the 124 and 210 is also good?
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Then, the CDI started and the Black Death is a big concern and the
> blue
> >> >>> tec is next.  Someone mentioned the other day that bluetec has its
> own
> >> >>> issues — most notably it is not good for relatively short drives
> like a
> >> >>> 10 minute commute.  It really needs to be driven for a while to get
> >> >>> everything heated up and working.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> My cars now get driven to work only 6-8 miles one way. Half of that
> is
> >> >>> on the highway - obviously not for long.  Then relatively short
> trips
> >> >>> on the weekend. occasionally we drive long distances over a weekend
> 600
> >> >>> miles or so maybe every few months.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> So, if I want a fuel efficient MB diesel that doesn’t have to be
> driven
> >> >>> 30 minutes at a time, should I be focused on 124 and 210 with the
> 602,
> >> >>> 603, and 606?
> >> >>>
> >> >>> What was the six cylinder non-turbo that was in the 124 and 210? I
> >> >>> remember hearing great things about those.
> >> >>>
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Re: [MBZ] Yay me!

2022-05-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
wow sounds like Labor Day weekend. great news on all your progress

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>
> I’ve got a busy weekend ahead of me, too, with a bunch of goodies to be
> picked up at the stealership early tomorrow morning. After that, the ML550
> gets dropped off at the tint guy so he can tint the front windows, as the
> car lived in NY, which doesn’t allow front windows to be tinted. I didn’t
> think it would be that big of a deal until I was driving it this morning
> around 8:30 and the sun was already heating up my arm. Fuggedabout it!
>
> On the E320:
>
> Plastic trim surround on front seat - damaged by previous owner/wear and
> tear, I presume. Also includes a new storage “door” on the lower front of
> the seat, as the pivot is part of the surround piece.
>
> New (spare) tire is at the tire place. I’ve got a valve for it (the spare
> tire valve is unique and not a common valve) I’ve got to drop off and
> they’ll mount the new tire.
>
> New “zoom tubes” for the engine (plastic tubes from the radiator support
> to the air cleaner.) Both were brittle and cracked and needed replacement.
>
> New air cleaner/MAF sealing ring on bottom of air cleaner. Important part
> that turns to stone as it ages from engine heat.
>
> Updated oil filler cap with the taller “handle” that makes it much easier
> to turn. I retrofit these to all my cars (000 010 13 85 64) so I can get
> the oil filler off without using a slip joint pliers.
>
> New Bosch wiper blades. Can’t stomach $50/set my cost from the stealer.
> There’s a limit to my willingness to buy OE parts I can get in the
> aftermarket.
>
>
> On the ML550:
>
> New air cleaner/MAF seal. Really didn’t need one as someone has been
> caring for the one on the car, but it never hurts to have a spare
>
> New LED strip for the driver’s mirror turn signal. The lens is missing
> from the one on the car, a pretty common occurrence.
>
> New “puddle lamp” bulb for the driver’s side mirror. Gonna be in there,
> might as well replace it.
>
> New center console latch. Existing one has a broken hook.
>
> Right hand “zoom tube” - original one is cracked.
>
> Lever and retaining ring for lumbar adjustment on driver’s seat. Missing.
>
> New left side telematics buttons for steering wheel. Originals have worn
> off icons.
>
> New lower steering wheel spoke trim. Originals are cracked and the
> “chrome” is peeling.
>
> Emergency response QR code label - these are $0.15 and I make sure they’re
> on every one of my cars. They go on the inside of the gas filler door and
> allow EMTs to scan to get diagrams of where to cut the vehicle open for
> extractions as well as the locations of fuel tank and batteries. Mercedes
> makes them for everything from the W210 up. They used to be free for the
> asking...
>
> Screwdriver bit 126 589 00 10 00 - the #27 Torx driver used to unscrew the
> screws that secure the airbag. It fits all airbag-equipped cars and makes
> it a lot easier than using a regular Torx driver. Been meaning to buy one
> of these for a long time…
>
> I’ve got the new spare tire and wheel coming in, but they’ve got to mount
> the tire and that won’t happen until Wednesday of next week. I’m sure I’ll
> need some additional items by then.
>
> On top of all this I’ve got some detailing supplies coming in for
> refreshing the black plastic trim on the ML550.
>
> Now if someone will only come and buy the SL500!
>
> -D
>
>
>
>
> > On May 27, 2022, at 7:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Rain finished late this afternoon so I went out to do the last few
> things to get the S550 buttoned up. Got oil lines and AC lines hooked back
> up, got the PS pump lines swapped over to the “new” cooler, and tightened
> various bolts. Filled coolant (2.5 gal initially at $19/gal for blue stuff,
> ouchie).
> >
> > Fired the car up and it ran well, temp was coming up as expected. PS
> pump needs more hydraulik oel as it was low and Not Happy, some leaked out
> as I was swapping lines. Transmission needs more fluid as some seems to
> have leaked from the damaged cooler.  I noticed that it was spewing
> initially when I looked at the car.  I think I’ll try to add more through a
> cooler line instead of from underneath as ist in ordnung. Gonna change it
> soon anyway so should be OK for short test drive.
> >
> > Only thing left is install the headlights and front bumper, not a lot to
> that, and to bang out the bent safety latch/distronic support to use until
> I can find another one. I’ll go at it tomorrow. BFH time!  And maybe put
> the welder on it too.
> >
> > Oh, and UPS seems to have lost my Amazon fog lamp bulbs, one got smashed
> in the forest rat encounter.
> >
> > Close!  Fun times!  Yay me!
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Yay me!

2022-05-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
way to go.

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> Rain finished late this afternoon so I went out to do the last few things
> to get the S550 buttoned up. Got oil lines and AC lines hooked back up, got
> the PS pump lines swapped over to the “new” cooler, and tightened various
> bolts. Filled coolant (2.5 gal initially at $19/gal for blue stuff,
> ouchie).
>
> Fired the car up and it ran well, temp was coming up as expected. PS pump
> needs more hydraulik oel as it was low and Not Happy, some leaked out as I
> was swapping lines. Transmission needs more fluid as some seems to have
> leaked from the damaged cooler.  I noticed that it was spewing initially
> when I looked at the car.  I think I’ll try to add more through a cooler
> line instead of from underneath as ist in ordnung. Gonna change it soon
> anyway so should be OK for short test drive.
>
> Only thing left is install the headlights and front bumper, not a lot to
> that, and to bang out the bent safety latch/distronic support to use until
> I can find another one. I’ll go at it tomorrow. BFH time!  And maybe put
> the welder on it too.
>
> Oh, and UPS seems to have lost my Amazon fog lamp bulbs, one got smashed
> in the forest rat encounter.
>
> Close!  Fun times!  Yay me!
>
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Re: [MBZ] If you hit a side window with something really hard

2022-05-26 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
if you had a w140 those windows are bullet proof.

On Thu, May 26, 2022, 5:41 PM mitch--- via Mercedes 
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> very little energy is needed to break the window.
>
> A 1/4oz piece of spark plug insulator tossed at the window, for
> example...
>
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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
OM  602 is great. Dimitri now has my old w124. over 300k miles on orig.

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> 606, they are great
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 26, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
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> >
> > 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 very
> good too. (Right?)
> >
> > The 606 in the 124 and 210 is also good?
> >
> > Then, the CDI started and the Black Death is a big concern and the blue
> tec is next.  Someone mentioned the other day that bluetec has its own
> issues — most notably it is not good for relatively short drives like a 10
> minute commute.  It really needs to be driven for a while to get everything
> heated up and working.
> >
> > My cars now get driven to work only 6-8 miles one way. Half of that is
> on the highway - obviously not for long.  Then relatively short trips on
> the weekend. occasionally we drive long distances over a weekend 600 miles
> or so maybe every few months.
> >
> > So, if I want a fuel efficient MB diesel that doesn’t have to be driven
> 30 minutes at a time, should I be focused on 124 and 210 with the 602, 603,
> and 606?
> >
> > What was the six cylinder non-turbo that was in the 124 and 210? I
> remember hearing great things about those.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Mercedes-Benz thinks they can cut the crap

2022-05-25 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
go for it. Life is short.

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> My lunchtime entertainment was to build a new S580 came out to
>
> Total Build
>
> $150,675
>
> I think I can send the order straightaway from the website
>
> --FT
>
> <
> https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/build/s-class/sedan/s580v4/dx1?category=summary#disclaimer-drawer
> >
> On 5/25/22 10:26 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> > Exactly. I had one of my MB dealer customers try to explain it all to me
> once, still didn’t make sense.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On May 24, 2022, at 3:59 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>
> >> It confuses the heck out of me whenever I go to the dealership, as
> everything on the lot looks the same except maybe G-wagens and the model
> designations on the backs don’t mean a thing.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On May 24, 2022, at 4:36 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Or revive the exclusivity, at least until somebody wants to sell a
> bunch of cheap shit to meet a sales target for a million dollar bonus check:
> >>>
> >>> Consider the new S-Class. It’s a very good car, and about all you can
> say against it is that the idea of Benz ownership no longer conveys much
> prestige on its own. Take that unpleasant reality away, and suddenly it’s
> 1982!
> >>>
> >>> These things happen in cycles, of course. If Mercedes-Benz fixes its
> brand to the point where people no longer ask “Which Benz?” then eventually
> one of the company’s lizard people will be tempted to cash in on that
> equity. Cue the cheap plastics, ugly styling, willful cost savings. The
> temptation to create a new C230K “Sport Coupe” will reach infinity.
> >>>
>  On 2022-05-24 16:11, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
>  Perhaps they want to revive the brand after all?
> 
> https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/avoidable-contact/avoidable-contact-150-mercedes-benz-thinks-they-can-cut-the-crap/
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Re: [MBZ] Can You Say, "Desperate"?

2022-05-25 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
night vision went dark.

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> We were discussing this last week, or maybe earlier this week:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/saint-petersburg-first-8500-takes-the/7488240504.html
>
> This started out as the $15,000 “night vision” car. Now it’s down to
> $8500. A few days ago it was $9500.
>
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Re: [MBZ] New Addition - 2008 ML550

2022-05-25 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I agree.

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> Or somebody spoofs your key and steals your car...
>
> I don't see the allure, keys have worked just fine for 100 years...
>
> -Curt
>
>
> On Monday, May 23, 2022, 11:36:21 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Until it stops working...
>
> On Mon, May 23, 2022, at 11:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > Keyless Go is the cat's pajamas.  Once you get used to it there is no
> going
> > back to analog keys.
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Re: [MBZ] Well maintained/restored '83 300D on BAT

2022-05-21 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
sold for 6500

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> Might go cheaply, due I guess to high mileage.  Might be a rewarding and
> affordable diesel for someone on this list.
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Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes all 3 on mine.

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> SBC, gas tank, sunroof, all campaigns have been completed on it.
>
> Just finished washing, clay barring, changing oil and filter,
> checking/cleaning the air filters, and replacing the cabin air filter. It’s
> inside for the night. Tomorrow I’ll be doing some test
> compounding/polishing on it to see if it needs it (I don’t think it does)
> and detailing the interior.
>
> The real beauty of spending up front for a nice example of a car is how
> little work you have to do on it when you get it. I’ll probably have a
> day’s worth of work into it and it will be done and ready to go for Mrs.
> Dan.
>
> Then I get to start in on the SL500.
>
> -D
>
> > On May 20, 2022, at 8:28 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > yes doesn't excite me but great car.
> >
> > On Fri, May 20, 2022, 6:52 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >
> >> Our 05 that used to be Az bobs has been very reliable. It has around
> 220k
> >> on it I believe.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On May 20, 2022, at 5:35 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> our 2005 E320 has been a very reliable nice driving car. had an MB
> >> recall
> >>> on fuel tank. Now has 192k miles
> >>>
> >>>> On Fri, May 20, 2022, 4:26 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> >>>>
> >>>> Added a new car to the driveway yesterday.
> >>>>
> >>>> 2003 E320 (W211) in black, one owner, 114k on the clock. Had a VMI
> that
> >>>> was 12 pages long, all the recalls and campaigns done, stuff like
> >> conductor
> >>>> plate, SBC, etc., etc. all taken care of. Dealer maintained since new
> up
> >>>> until late 2021. Not a stripper, but not a lot of options, either.
> Xenon
> >>>> headlights, heated seats and steering wheel are about it, but that’s
> >> OK. A
> >>>> very solid car, I’m very pleased. It will be the replacement for Mrs.
> >> Dan’s
> >>>> SL500, which will be going on the market likely early to mid next
> week.
> >>>>
> >>>> It’s in the Martha process right now and I’ll have pictures up on the
> >>>> website probably tonight or tomorrow.
> >>>>
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Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes doesn't excite me but great car.

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> Our 05 that used to be Az bobs has been very reliable. It has around 220k
> on it I believe.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 20, 2022, at 5:35 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > our 2005 E320 has been a very reliable nice driving car. had an MB
> recall
> > on fuel tank. Now has 192k miles
> >
> >> On Fri, May 20, 2022, 4:26 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Added a new car to the driveway yesterday.
> >>
> >> 2003 E320 (W211) in black, one owner, 114k on the clock. Had a VMI that
> >> was 12 pages long, all the recalls and campaigns done, stuff like
> conductor
> >> plate, SBC, etc., etc. all taken care of. Dealer maintained since new up
> >> until late 2021. Not a stripper, but not a lot of options, either. Xenon
> >> headlights, heated seats and steering wheel are about it, but that’s
> OK. A
> >> very solid car, I’m very pleased. It will be the replacement for Mrs.
> Dan’s
> >> SL500, which will be going on the market likely early to mid next week.
> >>
> >> It’s in the Martha process right now and I’ll have pictures up on the
> >> website probably tonight or tomorrow.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Coming Soon!

2022-05-20 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
our 2005 E320 has been a very reliable nice driving car. had an MB recall
on fuel tank. Now has 192k miles

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

2022-05-18 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
wait and see. bid to your upper limit & then pull out. you don't know it
will bring 30K.

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

2022-05-18 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I see the danger  of you having lifelong regret of not getting the car you
really want. life is short.

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> I am having serious lust about this car.  My first MB was a 114 (1971
> 250/8) and I have always loved these coupes.
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mercedes-benz-280c-11/
>
> Normally, I would think, that’s crazy it’s too much money.  But, the
> seller did A LOT of work on it and it looks great.  I’m also going to be
> receiving an inheritance this summer.
>
> Any danger signs anyone sees on this?  Maybe I need to be talked down from
> the ledge.
>
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Re: [MBZ] MB banners

2022-05-17 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
that would be great for the Q

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> Earlier during a period of contemplation I was looking at these banners
> on ebay, there is a bunch of different MB kinds for like $14-15.  There
> are some pricier too that are more that are more art works of old Benz
> stuff that are pretty cool.  I thought having one in the garage would be
> fun.  I marked a few to save and I immediately started getting offers
> for like 10-15% off the listed price
>
> Here is a basic one that is larger https://www.ebay.com/itm/393654212296
>
> Your offer: $12.57
>
> For $12.57 and free shipping it is almost a nice little impulse buy thingie
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Re: [MBZ] When it Rains, it Pours

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes under hood looks like new car. we are excited. now to sell her SAAB
convertible

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> Whoa. Almost brand new!
>
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> > On May 15, 2022, at 9:45 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > our newest driveway idol is SWMBO just got a FL 2000 CLK320 convertible
> > with 17k original miles.
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Re: [MBZ] Those gauge needles

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
too red?

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Re: [MBZ] When it Rains, it Pours

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
our newest driveway idol is SWMBO just got a FL 2000 CLK320 convertible
with 17k original miles.

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> That’s what I’m looking for ideally. Pickings have been slim of late.
>
> Trying to find a nice later model W211 with under 150k.
>
> -D
>
> On May 15, 2022, at 9:12 PM, Dwight Giles  dwight.gi...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> yes a real consideration. our 211 has great back seats.
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2022, 8:47 PM dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> Yeah, I’m just wondering how functional the C219 back seat is. I’ve never
> sat in one, but Mrs. Dan wants a sedan, but if the back seats are
> inadequate for adults, this goes out the window.
>
> -D
>
> On May 15, 2022, at 8:27 PM, Dwight Giles  dwight.gi...@gmail.com>>> wrote:
>
> CLS500 looks nice
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2022, 6:08 PM dan penoff.com<
> http://penoff.com/> via Mercedes  mercedes@okiebenz.com>>> wrote:
> Looking at two potential prospects for new cars:
>
> 2008 ML550 4Matic - 164.172 with 150k on the clock. No doubt lots of
> goodies, being a 550, but is there anything I should look at carefully if I
> check it out?
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/BPr5q2vNnzG2XmxML
>
> 2006 CLS500 w/145k on the clock, sort of a stripper:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/clearwater-2006-mercedes-cls-500/7483546969.html
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/NmJWG2pKPqxExnkB7
>
> Same with this - I don’t know the W219 chassis at all, but I’m told it has
> nearly identical systems from the W211. I’m more concerned about rear seat
> headroom.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -D
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Re: [MBZ] When it Rains, it Pours

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes my 211 had 128K when I bought it in 2016. now 192k

On Sun, May 15, 2022, 9:15 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> That’s what I’m looking for ideally. Pickings have been slim of late.
>
> Trying to find a nice later model W211 with under 150k.
>
> -D
>
> On May 15, 2022, at 9:12 PM, Dwight Giles  dwight.gi...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> yes a real consideration. our 211 has great back seats.
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2022, 8:47 PM dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> Yeah, I’m just wondering how functional the C219 back seat is. I’ve never
> sat in one, but Mrs. Dan wants a sedan, but if the back seats are
> inadequate for adults, this goes out the window.
>
> -D
>
> On May 15, 2022, at 8:27 PM, Dwight Giles  dwight.gi...@gmail.com>>> wrote:
>
> CLS500 looks nice
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2022, 6:08 PM dan penoff.com<
> http://penoff.com/> via Mercedes  mercedes@okiebenz.com>>> wrote:
> Looking at two potential prospects for new cars:
>
> 2008 ML550 4Matic - 164.172 with 150k on the clock. No doubt lots of
> goodies, being a 550, but is there anything I should look at carefully if I
> check it out?
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/BPr5q2vNnzG2XmxML
>
> 2006 CLS500 w/145k on the clock, sort of a stripper:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/clearwater-2006-mercedes-cls-500/7483546969.html
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/NmJWG2pKPqxExnkB7
>
> Same with this - I don’t know the W219 chassis at all, but I’m told it has
> nearly identical systems from the W211. I’m more concerned about rear seat
> headroom.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -D
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Re: [MBZ] When it Rains, it Pours

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes a real consideration. our 211 has great back seats.

On Sun, May 15, 2022, 8:47 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> Yeah, I’m just wondering how functional the C219 back seat is. I’ve never
> sat in one, but Mrs. Dan wants a sedan, but if the back seats are
> inadequate for adults, this goes out the window.
>
> -D
>
> On May 15, 2022, at 8:27 PM, Dwight Giles  dwight.gi...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> CLS500 looks nice
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2022, 6:08 PM dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> Looking at two potential prospects for new cars:
>
> 2008 ML550 4Matic - 164.172 with 150k on the clock. No doubt lots of
> goodies, being a 550, but is there anything I should look at carefully if I
> check it out?
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/BPr5q2vNnzG2XmxML
>
> 2006 CLS500 w/145k on the clock, sort of a stripper:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/clearwater-2006-mercedes-cls-500/7483546969.html
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/NmJWG2pKPqxExnkB7
>
> Same with this - I don’t know the W219 chassis at all, but I’m told it has
> nearly identical systems from the W211. I’m more concerned about rear seat
> headroom.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -D
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Re: [MBZ] When it Rains, it Pours

2022-05-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
CLS500 looks nice

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> Looking at two potential prospects for new cars:
>
> 2008 ML550 4Matic - 164.172 with 150k on the clock. No doubt lots of
> goodies, being a 550, but is there anything I should look at carefully if I
> check it out?
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/BPr5q2vNnzG2XmxML
>
> 2006 CLS500 w/145k on the clock, sort of a stripper:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/clearwater-2006-mercedes-cls-500/7483546969.html
>
> https://www.lastvin.com/vin/NmJWG2pKPqxExnkB7
>
> Same with this - I don’t know the W219 chassis at all, but I’m told it has
> nearly identical systems from the W211. I’m more concerned about rear seat
> headroom.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -D
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Re: [MBZ] I found this on Facebook Marketplace cheap parts 124 doesn’t look too bad $300

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
has to be worth the gamble

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> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1711173845900363/
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Re: [MBZ] The car will have to be towed from the storage facility 1983 Merecedes Benz 300SD (turbo diesel) - $3, 500 (Greenville)

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
how about washing the hood off at least.

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> might have ran when parked but who knows
>
>
> https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenville-1983-merecedes-benz-300sd/7483174198.html
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 30,000 dollars

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
oh OK. thanks for clarifying that.

On Sat, May 14, 2022, 5:49 PM mitch--- via Mercedes 
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> Back to 8100.
>
> It sounds like BAT chose to override his bid.
> I'm thinking he meant to place a $30k proxy bid, eBay style.
> The problem is that the auction is now destroyed, if bidders think
> there's no point in bidding because somebody else is prepared to bid
> $30k.
>
> May 14 at 11:53 AM
> bringatrailer
> @roedermark – Please check that amount and try bidding again.
>
> May 14 at 11:53 AM
> The bid of $30,000 was canceled by BaT
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 30,000 dollars

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
you can certainly try. Wonder if it was the stick?

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> I guess that 85 Turbo I just picked up that is nicer with less miles
> should be worth 40-50k on BAT?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 14, 2022, at 8:03 AM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-mercedes-benz-240d-43/
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> > WHAT?
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 30,000 dollars

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I was interested until...

On Sat, May 14, 2022, 11:00 AM Dimitri Seretakis 
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> Ridiculous for a car with 150K miles and boring color combo.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 14, 2022, at 9:03 AM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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> >
> > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-mercedes-benz-240d-43/
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[MBZ] 240D 30,000 dollars

2022-05-14 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-mercedes-benz-240d-43/

WHAT?
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Re: [MBZ] 1989 300SEL - 90k miles - $7,500

2022-05-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I won't ask

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> "emaculate condition"
>
>
> https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/richton-park-1989-mercedes-benz-300sel/7480948076.html
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Re: [MBZ] 05E320

2022-05-07 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I have one of these  w211 as my daily driver., 192k miles, great car just
doesn't stir my driving soul as my 123's or as my previous 124 (now
Dimitri's)

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> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5064071727015812/
>
> I looked at this car this evening. Gorgeous Jade color which looks black
> until the sun hits it then you see green metallic. Body in very nice
> condition. Interior black leather in excellent condition. Trans is in limp
> mode. Either one bad solenoid and/or conductor plate. Catalyst delete…
> looks like whoever patched it up did very professional job. Has a bit of
> growl but not bad.
>
> There is a Florida title but looks like it was like 4 owners ago and was
> never transferred. This guy who has it now, 24yo kid, bought it for parts
> to fix his black 07E320CDI body damage but it’s not black it’s this jade
> color.
>
> The kid is going to go tomorrow to see some guys he knows who sell cars
> and have a system they can look up title stuff.  “NicoNico” apparently they
> have a utuber channel that is popular. I’ll have to look them up. I have no
> idea what the deal is with the title but he is in touch with the guy he
> bought it from so there’s that. VT if nothing else!
>
> $1800. I didn’t even have to beat on him. Have not pulled the trigger but
> I’m thinking $200 to fix the tranny then flip it for $3500 even with the
> missing cats and title issue unless that gets sorted.
>
> What think thee?
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT - How My Day Started

2022-05-06 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
good work Dan. now you are ready for an elk next time.

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> Just glad it wasn’t an elk (we have those in the neighborhood, too) or a
> mountain lion.
>
> -D
>
> > On May 6, 2022, at 5:47 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Sounds like Stu was Marlin Perkins and you were Jim (age check).
> >
> > AZBob
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On May 6, 2022, at 5:20 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hahaha y’all I’m here with my girl child and her BF just put a bunch
> of venison burgers  on the grill. I’ll report back later.
> >>
> >> All they have is PBR to drink. Wtf
> >>
> >> --FT
> >> Sent from iFōn
> >>
>  On May 6, 2022, at 7:09 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Lol, that’s like the second one I hit.
> >>>
> >>> Walked into the road in front of me, saw it coming so I stood on the
> brakes hard.
> >>>
> >>> Busted the turn signal cover and tore the duct for the oil cooler, and
> probably pushed the fender back a bit, but nothing serious.  Deer, however,
> was thrashing around in the road and looked like it had a least a broken
> front leg.
> >>>
> >>> So I called it in, damned buck (big one) in the middle of the road
> late at night is an accident waiting to happen, and if it was badly damaged
> it need to be put down (and eaten….).  Deputy was on the way when it got up
> and shook it’s head and ran off.
> >>>
> >>> Deputy had a long chat about diesel cars, poor guy must have been on a
> long run of deadly boring patrols in the empty part of the county, but he
> was glad he didn’t have to kill the deer.
> >>>
> >>> No thank you from that one either….
> >>>
> >>> Peter
> >>>
> > On May 6, 2022, at 5:59 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  Woke up about 4:00 am because I swore I heard deer antlers against
> the neighbor’s chain link fence. Looked out, couldn’t see anything, went
> back to sleep.
> 
>  Mrs. Dan comes in around 6:00 and says that youngest son wants to
> talk to me about the deer stuck in the neighbor’s fence. Really?
> 
>  Go outside to see a young doe that had tried to jump over a gate in
> the neighbor’s chain link fence and gotten it’s right rear leg caught on
> the top of the fence gate. From a distance it looked like the deer’s leg
> was caught in some of the ornamental metal on the top of the gate. It
> didn’t appear to have broken anything, but was clearly stressed and
> struggling to get loose.
> 
>  As this is Arizona and lots of people have firearms, we didn’t want
> to go into the neighbor’s back yard unannounced, as we didn’t want to
> approach the deer from the front. The house next door is an Airbnb, so we
> knocked several times but got no answer. There were clearly people in it as
> there were cars present and some banners around the front door
> congratulating a grad (it’s graduation weekend at NAU).
> 
>  We then realized we could get into their yard where a portion of the
> fence had collapsed near the end of the property where it adjoins mine, so
> we climbed over with some tools and a blanket to toss over the deer’s head
> to calm it while we worked.
> 
>  When we got close to it, we realized that it’s hoof was caught
> between the chain link and top bar of the gate, so I crept back to the
> garage and got a small bolt cutter.
> 
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> bounded off in pretty good shape, leaving a little blood and fur behind.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
they are viton lines.

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:51 PM Dwight Giles  wrote:

> no. I changed the fuel lines but then Newport biodiesel didn't have pumps
> & focused on heating oil. what % bio do you get?
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:37 PM Dimitri Seretakis 
> wrote:
>
>> Yes it runs great on biodiesel. I thought you ran it with that for a
>> while?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 5, 2022, at 9:19 PM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>>
>> 
>> ok. it runs well on that?
>>
>> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:17 PM Dimitri Seretakis 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> 300D 2.5!
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On May 5, 2022, at 9:16 PM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>>>
>>> 
>>> which car?
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:03 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>
 Maine Standard Biofuels
 55 Ingersol Drive, Portland, Maine

 I saved $36 by filling with biodiesel today!

 Sent from my iPhone

 > On May 5, 2022, at 8:59 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
 mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 >
 > Normally I would say that driving 40 minutes to fill up is crazy but
 at that price you'd be crazy not to!
 >
 > Where is the bio-d pump? I might fill a couple jugs next time we're
 up there to use in Angie's car.
 >
 > -Curt
 >
 >
 >
 > On Thursday, May 5, 2022, 08:49:15 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via
 Mercedes  wrote:
 >
 >
 >
 >
 >
 > $6.39 in Brunswick, Maine today so I drove 40 minutes to Portland to
 fill up on biodiesel for $3.80 per gallon.
 >
 > Sent from my iPhone
 >
 >> On May 5, 2022, at 8:05 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
 mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 >>
 >> Same here, seen as high as $5.79
 >>
 >> Sent from my iPhone
 >>
  On May 5, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
 mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 >>>
 >>> Up to $5.39 here, 50 cents above last week.
 >>>
  On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:58 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
  mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
  Yeah my diesels are parked for now.
 
 >> On Thu, May 5, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
 wrote:
 >> The price difference between gas and diesel has me thinking about
 >> switch over to one of my M112 powered vehicles.
 >>
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
no. I changed the fuel lines but then Newport biodiesel didn't have pumps &
focused on heating oil. what % bio do you get?

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:37 PM Dimitri Seretakis  wrote:

> Yes it runs great on biodiesel. I thought you ran it with that for a while?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 5, 2022, at 9:19 PM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>
> 
> ok. it runs well on that?
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:17 PM Dimitri Seretakis 
> wrote:
>
>> 300D 2.5!
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 5, 2022, at 9:16 PM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>>
>> 
>> which car?
>>
>> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:03 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Maine Standard Biofuels
>>> 55 Ingersol Drive, Portland, Maine
>>>
>>> I saved $36 by filling with biodiesel today!
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On May 5, 2022, at 8:59 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Normally I would say that driving 40 minutes to fill up is crazy but
>>> at that price you'd be crazy not to!
>>> >
>>> > Where is the bio-d pump? I might fill a couple jugs next time we're up
>>> there to use in Angie's car.
>>> >
>>> > -Curt
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thursday, May 5, 2022, 08:49:15 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via
>>> Mercedes  wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > $6.39 in Brunswick, Maine today so I drove 40 minutes to Portland to
>>> fill up on biodiesel for $3.80 per gallon.
>>> >
>>> > Sent from my iPhone
>>> >
>>> >> On May 5, 2022, at 8:05 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Same here, seen as high as $5.79
>>> >>
>>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>>> >>
>>>  On May 5, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Up to $5.39 here, 50 cents above last week.
>>> >>>
>>>  On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:58 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
>>>  mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>  Yeah my diesels are parked for now.
>>> 
>>> >> On Thu, May 5, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
>>> wrote:
>>> >> The price difference between gas and diesel has me thinking about
>>> >> switch over to one of my M112 powered vehicles.
>>> >>
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
ok. it runs well on that?

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:17 PM Dimitri Seretakis  wrote:

> 300D 2.5!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 5, 2022, at 9:16 PM, Dwight Giles  wrote:
>
> 
> which car?
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:03 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Maine Standard Biofuels
>> 55 Ingersol Drive, Portland, Maine
>>
>> I saved $36 by filling with biodiesel today!
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On May 5, 2022, at 8:59 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Normally I would say that driving 40 minutes to fill up is crazy but
>> at that price you'd be crazy not to!
>> >
>> > Where is the bio-d pump? I might fill a couple jugs next time we're up
>> there to use in Angie's car.
>> >
>> > -Curt
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thursday, May 5, 2022, 08:49:15 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via
>> Mercedes  wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > $6.39 in Brunswick, Maine today so I drove 40 minutes to Portland to
>> fill up on biodiesel for $3.80 per gallon.
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> >> On May 5, 2022, at 8:05 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Same here, seen as high as $5.79
>> >>
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>
>>  On May 5, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Up to $5.39 here, 50 cents above last week.
>> >>>
>>  On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:58 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
>>  mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>  Yeah my diesels are parked for now.
>> 
>> >> On Thu, May 5, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>> >> The price difference between gas and diesel has me thinking about
>> >> switch over to one of my M112 powered vehicles.
>> >>
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
which car?

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:03 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Maine Standard Biofuels
> 55 Ingersol Drive, Portland, Maine
>
> I saved $36 by filling with biodiesel today!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 5, 2022, at 8:59 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Normally I would say that driving 40 minutes to fill up is crazy but at
> that price you'd be crazy not to!
> >
> > Where is the bio-d pump? I might fill a couple jugs next time we're up
> there to use in Angie's car.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thursday, May 5, 2022, 08:49:15 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via
> Mercedes  wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > $6.39 in Brunswick, Maine today so I drove 40 minutes to Portland to
> fill up on biodiesel for $3.80 per gallon.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On May 5, 2022, at 8:05 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Same here, seen as high as $5.79
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On May 5, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Up to $5.39 here, 50 cents above last week.
> >>>
>  On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:58 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
>  mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  Yeah my diesels are parked for now.
> 
> >> On Thu, May 5, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
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> >> switch over to one of my M112 powered vehicles.
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Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
diesel 6.29 here.

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> Up to $5.39 here, 50 cents above last week.
>
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>
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> >
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Re: [MBZ] Engine is locked up , 1973 Mercedes-Benz 300 d Sedan 4D, $2, 000

2022-05-02 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
maybe a headstone. sad

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> Bring a tractor too and maybe a backhoe
>
> might be able to find the title price is negotiable
>
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Re: [MBZ] I should go get this 2005 Mercedes-Benz e-class E 320 4MATIC Sedan 4D, $2, 300

2022-05-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
mine has 192k miles & runs great. nice road car but not a soul stirrer

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> has a 722.6.  $200 for CP and fluid and filter and it's a $4500 car, it
> looks really nice.
>
> rrecently I had the transmission go into limp mode meaning it won't go
> past 2nd gear ,in order to fix it will need a transmission module redone
> on it which I don't have the time or money for
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Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes I had Advance replace a battery for me no charge

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> I’ve used Advance Auto’s batteries for some years, and only had one
> instance when one failed prematurely. I would add that it was replaced
> outright at no cost, as I think it was within the first two years.
>
> -D
>
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> >
> > You get what you pay for.
> >
> > I used to buy Interstate and never had any problem getting the rated
> life out of them.
> >
> > Lately I've been buying NAPA's house brand and had good luck with them
> so far.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 9:06 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Walmart seems to be the cheapest place to get batteries these days.
> >>
> >> This battery was in a car I bought but went completely dead.  I am not
> >> sure if it went completely dead because it was discharging but most
> >> likely because it was sitting in the car too long not started after I
> >> bought it.  Its still under warranty so I am trying to get it
> replaced.
> >> I guess I am just going to have to kill it completely and try again in
> a
> >> month or so.
> >>
> >> On 4/29/2022 7:55 PM, Dwight Giles wrote:
> >>> I am talking in general. I have had good battery success with auto
> >>> parts stores like Advance or a local one.
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 8:53 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >>>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>>I would agree however this battery came from there and want to get
> >>>it replaced.
> >>>
> >>>Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
>  On Apr 29, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Dwight Giles
> >>> wrote:
> 
>  
>  stay away from Walmart
> 
> > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 7:05 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >>> wrote:
> > So they put in on their charger and said it charged up, after
> >>>30 minutes. Yet it discharged just sitting there. I will take it
> >>>back home and put it back on the charger but as soon as removed
> >>>I’m sure it will be discharged within a couple of week. What is
> >>>the quickest way I can ruin this battery so it tests bad and they
> >>>exchange it?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
> >>> wrote:
> >>
> >> So no charge?
> >>
> >> --FT
> >> Sent from iFōn
> >>
> >>> On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> It’s currently on their charger. Will come back in about an
> >>>hour
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:22 PM, Buggered Benzmail via
> >>>Mercedes  wrote:
> 
>  Will they charge you for it?
> 
>  --FT
>  Sent from iFōn
> 
> >> On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >>> wrote:
> >
> > You all might remember the battery I have that will never
> >>>reach full charge but tests good with the electronic tester. With
> >>>it removed from charger, after about 2 weeks volts drop to about
> >>>12 volts or do. Right now it’s at 11.8, that’s sitting on shelf
> >>>after about 3-4 weeks. Took it to Walmart. Their machine tests it
> >>>good so they have it on charger now. I doubt it ever gets to
> >>>complete charge there either. Will go back up there in about an
> hour.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT fedex update

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 9:34 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> I would contact them and leave it up to them as to what they want to do.
> It’s likely they would just tell him to keep it.
>
> I was at home Despot a few weeks ago and missed scanning something in my
> cart. When I got out to my car and started unloading, I realized it (it was
> a paint scraper that cost maybe $5). I went back inside to the service desk
> with it and told them I needed to pay for it as I had forgotten to scan it.
> They gave me 25% off.
>
> This was in Flagstaff, I would point out. Had I done this in Tampa they
> probably would have arrested me for shoplifting.
>
> -D
>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 9:28 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > So, you will return one of them back since it is the honest thing to do,
> right?
> >
> > On 4/29/2022 8:08 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> >> I sent an email to the guy I know who lives in this little development
> up the road a bit, he sent a mail off to the neighbors then decided to go
> on a reconnoiter and finds the box in front of a container down a little
> gravel road that a guy uses to park his 4wheeler he uses to go out the
> bridge to the island where his house is. WTF.
> >>
> >> I guess I’ll go over and pick it up in the morning. Chewy has another
> pkg arriving in the morning too. Ay yi yi.
> >>
> >> --FT
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Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
well my view on Wal-Mart is not mainstream but from my grandmother- penny
wise & pound foolish..  I go to Wal-Mart once a year to buy my Mobil 1

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 9:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> Walmart seems to be the cheapest place to get batteries these days.
>
> This battery was in a car I bought but went completely dead.  I am not
> sure if it went completely dead because it was discharging but most
> likely because it was sitting in the car too long not started after I
> bought it.  Its still under warranty so I am trying to get it replaced.
> I guess I am just going to have to kill it completely and try again in a
> month or so.
>
> On 4/29/2022 7:55 PM, Dwight Giles wrote:
> > I am talking in general. I have had good battery success with auto
> > parts stores like Advance or a local one.
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 8:53 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> >
> > I would agree however this battery came from there and want to get
> > it replaced.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Apr 29, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Dwight Giles
> >  wrote:
> > >
> > > 
> > > stay away from Walmart
> > >
> > >> On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 7:05 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > >> So they put in on their charger and said it charged up, after
> > 30 minutes. Yet it discharged just sitting there. I will take it
> > back home and put it back on the charger but as soon as removed
> > I’m sure it will be discharged within a couple of week. What is
> > the quickest way I can ruin this battery so it tests bad and they
> > exchange it?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>
> > >> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > So no charge?
> > >> >
> > >> > --FT
> > >> > Sent from iFōn
> > >> >
> > >> >> On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> It’s currently on their charger. Will come back in about an
> > hour
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Sent from my iPhone
> > >> >>
> > >>  On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:22 PM, Buggered Benzmail via
> > Mercedes  wrote:
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Will they charge you for it?
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> --FT
> > >> >>> Sent from iFōn
> > >> >>>
> > >> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > >> 
> > >>  You all might remember the battery I have that will never
> > reach full charge but tests good with the electronic tester. With
> > it removed from charger, after about 2 weeks volts drop to about
> > 12 volts or do. Right now it’s at 11.8, that’s sitting on shelf
> > after about 3-4 weeks. Took it to Walmart. Their machine tests it
> > good so they have it on charger now. I doubt it ever gets to
> > complete charge there either. Will go back up there in about an hour.
> > >> 
> > >>  Sent from my iPhone
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Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I am talking in general. I have had good battery success with auto parts
stores like Advance or a local one.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 8:53 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I would agree however this battery came from there and want to get it
> replaced.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 7:49 PM, Dwight Giles 
> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > stay away from Walmart
> >
> >> On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 7:05 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> So they put in on their charger and said it charged up, after 30
> minutes. Yet it discharged just sitting there. I will take it back home and
> put it back on the charger but as soon as removed I’m sure it will be
> discharged within a couple of week. What is the quickest way I can ruin
> this battery so it tests bad and they exchange it?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > So no charge?
> >> >
> >> > --FT
> >> > Sent from iFōn
> >> >
> >> >> On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> It’s currently on their charger. Will come back in about an hour
> >> >>
> >> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> >>
> >>  On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:22 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Will they charge you for it?
> >> >>>
> >> >>> --FT
> >> >>> Sent from iFōn
> >> >>>
> >> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> 
> >>  You all might remember the battery I have that will never reach
> full charge but tests good with the electronic tester. With it removed from
> charger, after about 2 weeks volts drop to about 12 volts or do. Right now
> it’s at 11.8, that’s sitting on shelf after about 3-4 weeks. Took it to
> Walmart. Their machine tests it good so they have it on charger now. I
> doubt it ever gets to complete charge there either. Will go back up there
> in about an hour.
> >> 
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Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
stay away from Walmart

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 7:05 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> So they put in on their charger and said it charged up, after 30 minutes.
> Yet it discharged just sitting there. I will take it back home and put it
> back on the charger but as soon as removed I’m sure it will be discharged
> within a couple of week. What is the quickest way I can ruin this battery
> so it tests bad and they exchange it?
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > So no charge?
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> >
> >> On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> It’s currently on their charger. Will come back in about an hour
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:22 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Will they charge you for it?
> >>>
> >>> --FT
> >>> Sent from iFōn
> >>>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  You all might remember the battery I have that will never reach full
> charge but tests good with the electronic tester. With it removed from
> charger, after about 2 weeks volts drop to about 12 volts or do. Right now
> it’s at 11.8, that’s sitting on shelf after about 3-4 weeks. Took it to
> Walmart. Their machine tests it good so they have it on charger now. I
> doubt it ever gets to complete charge there either. Will go back up there
> in about an hour.
> 
>  Sent from my iPhone
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Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I am at my MB indies now. he said cover is important for air flow cooling

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 9:39 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> And when I hear stupid claims like this I just think, “So why would the
> engineers that designed this bother if it wasn’t necessary?” Sort of like
> when people leave the bottom engine compartment covers off…
>
> -D
>
> > On Apr 29, 2022, at 9:35 AM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes <
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> >
> > It’s been Scotty Kilmerized. He also things engine covers are stupid.
> > Kevin in Lexington, NC
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Apr 28, 2022, at 11:37 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> I'm potentially interested in a 2014 E250 Bluetec sedan at a small
> >> dealership. For SWMBO. Very nice car, has the features that we want and
> >> it's a pretty color, but it's missing its engine cover. I looked at the
> >> carfax report and it was last serviced at a Florida dealership. They
> claim
> >> not to have it. The selling dealer is not willing to purchase a new
> cover
> >> for $300.
> >>
> >> My question is, under what circumstances should this car be considered
> for
> >> purchase? In other respects it looks presentable and has decent service
> >> history. But how do you lose an engine cover? And what is the harm done
> >> driving around without one?
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Re: [MBZ] Brake dust woes

2022-04-25 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
as you can see I never cleaned them.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022, 8:50 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
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> I’m trying to clean my recently professionally repainted 15 hole alloys on
> the 300D 2.5Turbo. As most everyone knows, these wheels are a challenge to
> keep clean. The brake dust adheres pretty well in the corners of the
> recesses. I’ve tried spray on brake dust cleaner- the type that sprays on
> blue and fades to white when it’s ready to wipe and rinse off but have had
> limited success. Paint cleaning clay actually does work but I can’t work it
> effectively in the recesses. Is there any other Martha advice anyone has to
> offer?
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Re: [MBZ] This is a sad story about what was once a beautiful white & tan Mercedes Benz 320 SL CONVERTIBLE.

2022-04-25 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
really sad

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022, 8:19 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> I’m not sure who got the raw end of this deal. Pre-facelift six cylinder
> R129 is about as bad as you can get when it comes to R129s.
>
> It’s certainly not as tasteless as a hood stack. Nice detailing of the
> wheels - sort of reminds me of the days of the GM color-keyed mags.
>
> -D
>
>
> > On Apr 25, 2022, at 5:50 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Moral of the story: Don't let the car go before you have received
> payment or items being traded.
> >
> >
> https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/cto/d/climax-mercedes-320-sl-1994-white-tan/7475530214.html
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Re: [MBZ] 1984 MB 300CD steering box

2022-04-23 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
my 82 CD has always had a sticking point when I turn backing up & then turn
the wheel in the other direction & go forward. not sure if I was told "they
all do that" or not.

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> supplied to me from one of you.  He was able to get the specs and did the
> alignment.  I am happy to have it able to drive, but I am not 100% happy
> with the performance.  It still has a point on the turning that feels like
> it is sticking, but the play in the wheel and stability on the road is
> great now.  I will continue to seek the reason for the strange feel in the
> steering wheel, but am pleased to have it road worthy again.
> Thanks again.
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Re: [MBZ] This 108 looks great for the price

2022-04-21 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
needs engine rebuild.

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> "Bordello red" interior, as Leno would say.
>
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Re: [MBZ] '78 NA 300CD on BAT

2022-04-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
up near Fred.

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> $10K.
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Re: [MBZ] 94 benz bagged runs good and drove good untill rim came off 1994 Mercedes-Benz s-class, $2, 500

2022-04-13 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
well could be

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> OMG thanks.  I thought it had something to do with bagging a house that
> has an infestation or mold.
>
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:04 PM Dwight Giles 
> wrote:
>
>> air bag suspension
>>
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>>
>>> Bagged?  Was bedeutet das?
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 10:16 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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>>>
>>> > Messed up driver rim and needs tires as well 2500 obo dont have the
>>> time
>>> > or want to mess with it anymore need gone
>>> >
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Re: [MBZ] 94 benz bagged runs good and drove good untill rim came off 1994 Mercedes-Benz s-class, $2, 500

2022-04-13 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
air bag suspension

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> Bagged?  Was bedeutet das?
>
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>
> > Messed up driver rim and needs tires as well 2500 obo dont have the time
> > or want to mess with it anymore need gone
> >
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Re: [MBZ] I think I will fix my 123 up like this

2022-04-12 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
please don't

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Re: [MBZ] I think I will fix my 123 up like this

2022-04-12 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
stack it up.

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Re: [MBZ] 1984 300CD Steering Box

2022-04-12 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
having my MB indy adjust the box on my 82 300CD solved the problem

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> What Allan said.
> The box is adjustable, but that doesn't mean adjusting it will fix the
> problem.
> There is a detailed procedure for adjustment, which a non-specialist
> might not follow correctly.
>
> On 2022-04-12 15:36, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > I would first say, if you're not doing your own work, then find a shop
> > that is experienced in older MB vehicles before doing any expensive
> > repairs (may be easier said than done depending on where you are
> > located).
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Re: [MBZ] Are w123s a major attraction to people?

2022-04-11 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
well said Andrew

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wrote:

> Let's face it, The Styling is Bland yet timeless. It will never look
> outdated and it will never look modern. A Paradigm of sturdy utilitarian
> German engineering Frozen in Time.
>
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2022, 8:14 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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>
>> I agree with you Ed.
>> Dwight
>>
>> 78 240D
>> 79 240D
>> 82 300CD
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 11, 2022, 7:42 PM Ed Booher via Mercedes <
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>> wrote:
>>
>> > I think the 123 has transcended and is no longer a Mercedes, but *the*
>> > Mercedes. It's the face that everyone thought of in the 80's, so
>> everyone
>> > that grew up in the 80's, 90's remember it best.
>> >
>> > On Sat, Apr 9, 2022 at 6:21 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>> > > Just got home from hauling 2 more 123 turbos back to the house. Once
>> is
>> > > most likely a parts car on the trailer. The other is an absolute
>> pristine
>> > > BAT bait car. I’m mean jaw dropping nice. I mean Dean what’s his name
>> > nice.
>> > > No way does it belong at Okie Acres nice. The wife drove it back.  Had
>> > > people pulling along side taking photos. Had to stop at Sam’s on the
>> way
>> > > back and had people coming up asking about it? Wtf? I used to drive
>> 123s
>> > > all the time and never had this happen. What’s going to happen when I
>> > break
>> > > out a 115 or 116 and start driving it?
>> > >
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Re: [MBZ] Are w123s a major attraction to people?

2022-04-11 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I agree with you Ed.
Dwight

78 240D
79 240D
82 300CD

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> I think the 123 has transcended and is no longer a Mercedes, but *the*
> Mercedes. It's the face that everyone thought of in the 80's, so everyone
> that grew up in the 80's, 90's remember it best.
>
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>
> > Just got home from hauling 2 more 123 turbos back to the house. Once is
> > most likely a parts car on the trailer. The other is an absolute pristine
> > BAT bait car. I’m mean jaw dropping nice. I mean Dean what’s his name
> nice.
> > No way does it belong at Okie Acres nice. The wife drove it back.  Had
> > people pulling along side taking photos. Had to stop at Sam’s on the way
> > back and had people coming up asking about it? Wtf? I used to drive 123s
> > all the time and never had this happen. What’s going to happen when I
> break
> > out a 115 or 116 and start driving it?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Perhaps somebody needs wants to restore this 108

2022-04-11 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
sad

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> And then forgot where he had parked it on the back 40...
>
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 4:32 PM Allan Streib  wrote:
>
> > Wife: "Get that piece of junk out of the driveway!"
> >
> > Man: *sigh* "yes, dear" --- parks in field out of view.
> >
> > Five years later.
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 11, 2022, at 3:13 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> >
> > What is the mentality of driving a car into a field rather than selling
> it?
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 3:46 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > "Ran when it parked"
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Are w123s a major attraction to people?

2022-04-09 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
well I get comments on my 300 CD. I do think there is something so
appealing about 123 styling. classic.

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> Just got home from hauling 2 more 123 turbos back to the house. Once is
> most likely a parts car on the trailer. The other is an absolute pristine
> BAT bait car. I’m mean jaw dropping nice. I mean Dean what’s his name nice.
> No way does it belong at Okie Acres nice. The wife drove it back.  Had
> people pulling along side taking photos. Had to stop at Sam’s on the way
> back and had people coming up asking about it? Wtf? I used to drive 123s
> all the time and never had this happen. What’s going to happen when I break
> out a 115 or 116 and start driving it?
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Mercedes 123 parts

2022-04-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
thanks Fred

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> Not, etc.
>
> -- Forwarded message -
> From: Frederick Moir 
> Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 7:35 PM
> Subject: Mercedes 123 parts
> To: Frederick Moir 
>
>
>
> https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/jericho-mercedes-123-parts/7468560081.html
>
> Sent from Mail  for
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Re: [MBZ] Modified 300CD on BAT

2022-04-04 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
needs to be filtered. we have a company here in RI-newport biodiesel- that
was going to put in pumps for cars but then found the heating oil market
more lucrative

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> supply. He's pretty nutty so we've tossed around the idea of making
> biodiesel. Could probably amount to a couple hundred gallons a year.
> Neither of us has excessive time though...
>
> -Curt
>
>
> On Monday, April 4, 2022, 05:02:49 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel <
> astrasfo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> My problem would be finding a reliable source of good quality oil.
>
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> > I don't have any problems with a well done veggie conversion.
> >
> >
> >
> > I've only ever seen one good veggie conversion. I've seen hundreds of
> crappy ones.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
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> >
> > Because anyone with half a brain knows veggie oil conversions are bad
> news, even on BAT.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >>
> >> Will run on veggie oil.  Not getting a whole lotta love so far.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT Battery Charger

2022-04-03 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I called our local Sears yesterday to get a battery charger  & they said
they didn't have them anymore. guy said to go to evil W & get an Everstart.
my Sears one lastsed for 30 years. the one I have now is from Tractor
Supply & is a free replacement for the first one I got from them & it STB.

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> Take it to the local mall.  Sears has a lifetime warranty on all their
> tools.
>
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>
> > Some might recall I had this old Diehard battery charger that was inop. I
> > finally today opened it up to take a look at it. Not much to see inside.
> A
> > transformer and small circuit board with some transistors, switches and
> an
> > ammeter. I jiggled the various connectors, pulled them off and put them
> > back on. Hooked up to a battery and plugged it in and it is making noises
> > which it wasn’t doing before. Not sure if it is charging or what as I’m
> > seeing nothing on the ammeter  I’ll try it on another battery. I should
> do
> > a proper contact cleaning on it.
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes me too. there is a difference between US reman Bosch & the ones
remanufacted in India. I had a good mechanic help me figure that one out.

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> I've had poor luck with reman alternators in MBs, my '83 240D ate a bunch
> of them, I forget how many, 5 or 6 before I finally got a good one.
>
> -Curt
>
>
> On Saturday, April 2, 2022, 06:50:08 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via
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>
> The w124 300D 2.5 sat for one week and battery is now dead (11.18v).
> Battery is a few months old, alternator I replaced 2 years ago with Bosch
> reman. I haven’t done any troubleshooting yet. Nothing left on like dome
> light etc. What could be culprit here? Is it possible/likely that
> alternator is bad again?
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Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
right

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> Nope. A couple of screws and the regulator comes right off the back. You
> have to sort of “lever” or rotate it out of the case so the brushes clear
> the opening.
>
> -D
>
> > On Apr 2, 2022, at 6:04 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Does alternator need to come out in order to replace regulator?
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Apr 2, 2022, at 7:52 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> yes
> >>
> >>> On Sat, Apr 2, 2022, 7:33 PM Peter Frederick via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Very likely a voltage regulator in the alternator going bad.  Has
> happened
> >>> to me a couple times now.
> >>>
> >>> If you drive at night you will see a dim glow on the alternator warning
> >>> light, nothing more.
> >>>
> >>> Also, check to make sure the courtesy relay isn’t bad, it will draw an
> amp
> >>> or so with the lights off when it goes bad, will drain the battery in a
> >>> couple days.
> >>>
> >>> Peter
> >>>> On Apr 2, 2022, at 5:49 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> The w124 300D 2.5 sat for one week and battery is now dead (11.18v).
> >>> Battery is a few months old, alternator I replaced 2 years ago with
> Bosch
> >>> reman. I haven’t done any troubleshooting yet. Nothing left on like
> dome
> >>> light etc. What could be culprit here? Is it possible/likely that
> >>> alternator is bad again?
> >>>>
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Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes

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> Very likely a voltage regulator in the alternator going bad.  Has happened
> to me a couple times now.
>
> If you drive at night you will see a dim glow on the alternator warning
> light, nothing more.
>
> Also, check to make sure the courtesy relay isn’t bad, it will draw an amp
> or so with the lights off when it goes bad, will drain the battery in a
> couple days.
>
> Peter
> > On Apr 2, 2022, at 5:49 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > The w124 300D 2.5 sat for one week and battery is now dead (11.18v).
> Battery is a few months old, alternator I replaced 2 years ago with Bosch
> reman. I haven’t done any troubleshooting yet. Nothing left on like dome
> light etc. What could be culprit here? Is it possible/likely that
> alternator is bad again?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
regulator?

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> The w124 300D 2.5 sat for one week and battery is now dead (11.18v).
> Battery is a few months old, alternator I replaced 2 years ago with Bosch
> reman. I haven’t done any troubleshooting yet. Nothing left on like dome
> light etc. What could be culprit here? Is it possible/likely that
> alternator is bad again?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Nice CD with Transmission Issues?

2022-04-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I thought that too. I have an 82 CD

On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 2:10 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> That's certainly a 1984, not 1994?
>
> I wonder if they were prone to the broken B2 piston? That's not a terribly
> expensive or difficult fix, assuming you can still get the parts.
>
> Allan
>
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, at 1:00 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > Looks like there are transmission issues with this, but it looks decent
> > otherwise:
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/788037648839265/
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I gave mine to you.

On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 12:36 PM Curt Raymond  wrote:

> You're just jealous that you don't have one. ;)
>
> -Curt
>
>
>  On Friday, April 1, 2022, 12:25:35 PM EDT, Dwight Giles <
> dwight.gi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> April Fool. BS on making fuel
>
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 11:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> > I don't normally spam you guys with my videos but this one is "special".
> >
> > https://youtu.be/rlVRzhJ5d_A
> >
> > Note the date.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
April Fool. BS on making fuel

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> I don't normally spam you guys with my videos but this one is "special".
>
> https://youtu.be/rlVRzhJ5d_A
>
> Note the date.
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Shocking video of fatal PA Turnpike pileup

2022-03-31 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I have driven that Mtn in snow. what they had this week was a combination
of snow & fog in addition to bad driving. I think death toll has risen to 6.

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> I need a timeout while I untwist my knickers.
>
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 6:09 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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>
> > Or conversely, driving at 40 MPH in a 70MPH zone at night in a dark
> > colored car without using hazard flashers and with one taillight out and
> > the other one dim. I ran up on this last week while at that moment trying
> > to read an overhead sign and almost had to stand on the brakes because I
> > was closing so rapidly when I looked ahead again.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 31, 2022, at 3:34 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > > I really like to drive at 80mph 30ft or less off the bumper of the car
> > > or truck in front of me, I'm hoping it will make them go faster
> > >
> > > --FT
> > >
> > > On 3/31/22 4:19 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > >> Caused by a snow squall.
> > >> https://youtu.be/wHp35Fyz7qY
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Shocking video of fatal PA Turnpike pileup

2022-03-31 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
It wasn't the turnpike-I81. Wicked road up over that mounain
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
Wickford RI


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> https://youtu.be/wHp35Fyz7qY
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Re: [MBZ] Retired

2022-03-29 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Bob good health on your treatments & congratulations on your retirement.

I do hope you can make the ChowdahQ. you would beat Dan Penoff on the
distance award.


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> Thank you all.
> I feel like it won’t feel like  it is real until I complete these damn
> cancer treatments.
> I have been officially done for two weeks and have taken three calls and a
> dozen texts to “put fires out”.
> And, in case anyone wondered, six weeks of lodging in San Diego is stupid
> expensive. Stoo-pid.
> Now I get to participate in breaking the news to the MIL that she has
> liver cancer. Yee frickin’ haa
>
> AZBob
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 29, 2022, at 11:46 AM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Good luck with the buffet and congrats on retirement Bob.
> >
> > Karl
> >
> >
> >> On Thu, Mar 24, 2022, 6:53 PM greg via Mercedes 
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> Congrats!
> >>
> >> Greg
> >>
> >>> As of 1730 March 18, 2022, my 37 year career of making ‘lectricity
> was
> >>> done. It hasn’t sunk in yet, I still feel like I’m just taking time
> >>> off.
> >>> What few, basic plans that we made for what we wanted to do upon
> retiring
> >>> have had the Kabash thrown on them for the time being now that we are
> in
> >>> the throes of eldercare.
> >>> I start my cancer treatments in two weeks. Six weeks of living in San
> >>> Diego. It will be good to get this taken care of.
> >>> Right now I feel like I have the fat kid plate at the Boo-fay. I’ll
> be
> >>> glad when some of these things start coming off.
> >>> What are my first tasks is trying to convince SWMBO that we need to
> make
> >> a
> >>> circuit of the United States ensuring that we get to New England around
> >>> September Chowder Q time.
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Re: [MBZ] MOT: My lucky day!

2022-03-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
don't count your chickens before they are hatched.  藍

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> Dunno.  Francis (he prefers to be called Frank) seems really nice and
> promised that the money will arrive in my account tomorrow at 9AM.  Then I
> can start shopping for a designo S class coupe with mocha leather
> interior.
>
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>
> > Does he know you’ve been watching pR0n too?
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> >
> > > On Mar 27, 2022, at 2:31 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > Just received this exciting email:
> > >
> > > "My Dearest Friend
> > >
> > > I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund
> > > transferred, Now I want you to contact my secretary on the information
> > > below:
> > >
> > > NAME: Mr Francis Mahama
> > > EMAIL:
> > > francis.mahama1...@outlook.com
> > >
> > > Ask him to send you the total sum of ($1,950,000.00) One Million Nine
> > > Hundred and fifty Thousand USD Cashier's Cheque, which I kept for
> > > your compensation because of your past effort in trying to assist me in
> > > transferring the fund which later fail both of us before I find a
> partner
> > > from London who assisted me and transferred the fund meanwhile you can
> > > contact my secretary on this Email:
> > > francis.mahama1...@outlook.com
> > > and Also Forward Your Name,Current
> > > Address and Your Direct Phone number To him.
> > >
> > > Please do let me know immediately you receive the Cashier's Cheque so
> > > that we can share the joy after all the suffering at that time. In the
> > > moment,I am very busy here in London because of the investment projects
> > > which me and my new partner are having at hand.
> > >
> > > Yours faithfully.
> > > Mr Richard Calvin"
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Re: [MBZ] What's a good price on spare M112/M113 crank position sensors?

2022-03-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
yes I learned that lesson.

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> For a part like this that I would likely change once in the ownership of
> the car I’ll stick with the OEM (Bosch) part. They’re less than $30 from
> the Island of Large WImmen, which is cheaper than my time for having to
> swap out a cheap one that either doesn’t work or fails prematurely.
>
> -D
>
> > On Mar 27, 2022, at 12:36 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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> >
> > we put a cheap NAPA one in my 2005 E320 & it didn't are a difference. my
> MB
> > indy changed it out original MB one & it worked fine. 
> >
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> >
> >> Seems like $5 is a good deal on a glove box spare if you can count on it
> >> to work when you finally install it.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] China Blue 240D On BAT

2022-03-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Southern Maine.

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> I didn't know Dimitri had moved to FL so he can market his 240D as a
> "southern car."
>
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Re: [MBZ] What's a good price on spare M112/M113 crank position sensors?

2022-03-27 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
we put a cheap NAPA one in my 2005 E320 & it didn't are a difference. my MB
indy changed it out original MB one & it worked fine. 

On Sun, Mar 27, 2022, 8:15 AM mitch--- via Mercedes 
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> Seems like $5 is a good deal on a glove box spare if you can count on it
> to work when you finally install it.
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Re: [MBZ] The latest nostalgic arrival to Okie Acres

2022-03-26 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
classic 123 MB. I will give yiu 500.00 for it.

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 7:58 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> 83 300D. Just got it home and took it for a drive. While it was nostalgic,
> I don’t really see the huge attraction to these driving the prices way up.
> Or maybe I am just used to driving 210 606 turbo cars. Not sure what I’m
> going to do with this one. Has original window sticker and even the AC and
> ACC appears to be working.
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Re: [MBZ] OT: 2022 as a year for finishing up old projects

2022-03-24 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
good job Curt

On Thu, Mar 24, 2022, 5:48 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got old projects hanging around
> uncompleted.
>
> I don't even remember how long ago I brought dad's Echo chainsaw back from
> camp. Before 2016 anyway for sure. I don't remember if I ran some bad gas
> in it or it had just sat but either way I brought it home and pulled the
> carb. I'd bought a carb kit and then got distracted. The other day I very
> nearly took it to the dump but decided to take one last look at it.
>
> Surprisingly I found at least most of the parts, well I've got a whole
> bunch of screws and a spring I can't account for in the cup with the other
> parts from the saw, not sure if I mixed two projects or what. Anyway the
> other night after dinner I got it mostly back together, I even took some
> time to clean things, there was a lot of accumulated dirt and sawdust.
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> Today I took it out and fired it up. It runs but I need to find a small
> enough screwdriver to adjust the carb, yes it's old enough that the carb
> adjustments are easily accessible. It'll run at idle but quits as soon as
> you gas it. Shouldn't be that hard to adjust out.
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> It'd be handy to have another good saw and that one has always run well...
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> -Curt
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