Re: [MBZ] Caulk closed the sunroof?

2020-12-31 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Thanks, I will probably give it a try! Did you buy it from the > website or is it sold at retailers? Eternabond is a common RV roof repair item. If you want to buy locally, check an RV supply store. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitch wrote: > Which brings me to why I don't leave iTunes on my computer, > Apple acting like it owns my computer too. Use a virtual machine (like VirtualBox) guest. Run it only when you need iTunes. As far as iTunes/apple is concerned, it is the only software installed on the computer.

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Pulls like a freight train

2020-11-04 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > > G wrote: > > > > > > The steam valve switches to push on the back stroke, at the > > > end of the front stroke. > > Mitch wrote: > > > > At least this one has a clutch and a gearbox, so if you stop > > at exactly TDC you can still get it rolling. By de-clutching and turning the flywheel

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Pulls like a freight train

2020-11-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Buggered wrote: > I bet that thing has about 42000 lb-ft of torque at 150rpm 2626 lb-ft of torque = 150 HP at 300 RPM. And a steam engine has maximum torque at zero RPM. With more info (steam pressure, piston size, number of cylinders) it could be calculated what the zero RPM torque would

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pumpkin Shortage?

2020-09-27 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Peter wrote: > Those big decorative pumpkins don't make good pies, you want the > small "sugar" or New England Field ones. The big ones have > watery slop for pulp when cooked. Odd. Over the years we have made many, many, pies from quite a few big decorative pumpkins. It works just fine.

Re: [MBZ] OT - VirtualBox & Copying a VM to a Physical Machine

2020-08-20 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > My STAR system is on a VM that runs off an external drive. It > works fine, but it’s sluggish and I don’t care to have the > hassle of an external drive. I found a larger hard drive for my > laptop, but I want to move the VM to the larger hard drive and > put it into the laptop as

Re: [MBZ] I found a leak ...

2020-08-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> OK wrote: > Hmm, corroded fitting? Make it smooth with emery cloth, or clean > and fill till smooth with epoxy? I have filled pits many times. Clean with Hydrocloric (muriatic) acid, then use JBWeld (slow, not fast cure) and work it into all the pits making sure that all the low spots are

Re: [MBZ] Opinions needed on flooring

2020-08-10 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > She wants to do the pergo thru the whole house that is currently > carpeted and in the utility and bathroom. Pergo isn't waterproof - right? Using that in the bathroom and by the washing machine is as silly as using carpet in those places. There _will_ be water on the floor!

Re: [MBZ] Are Hurricanes fun?

2020-08-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitch wrote: > On Fri, July 31, 2020 1:36 pm, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > > When the big blow hit the Carolinas in the 90s, the name which > > escapes me, we were in Wisconsin prepping to ship stuff down > > there after it cleared and had a TV on in the break room. > > National TV news

Re: [MBZ] Partial Score

2020-07-24 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Thanks -- I see they have DIY kits also. Wonder how tricky a job > that is? It's not. There are various "levels" of reconing. The most involved would be replacing the coil, spider, cone, and suspension. In that situation getting the coil gap is even is important - but the

Re: [MBZ] Mask wearing

2020-07-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dimitri wrote: > Sorry but that is total crapola. Wear the damn mask. Protect > others, protect yourself. Contain this virus and let’s move on! It CANNOT be contained. Slowed - maybe. Contained - no. Protect those who are have a high risk, and the rest of us should move on. If you feel you

Re: [MBZ] OT Study: Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks

2020-07-20 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Karl wrote: > I think the imposition to liberty here is very minimal. I think imposition to liberty and freedom is NOT minimal. It is so easy and simple to give up a liberty, especially when a bully is demanding it "or else" But it usually requires a fight with bloodshed to get them

Re: [MBZ] OT: Britain's next fighter jet?

2020-07-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > Andrew wrote: > > Britain's next fighter jet could be powered by batteries > Craig wrote: > > Wars are not won with fads. Well, they might be, but it's a risky gamble My first thought was "Jet? Electric? Huh???" Ducted fan - yes. Jet - I don't see how it could possibly be. By

Re: [MBZ] Real info about covid

2020-07-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> OK wrote: > So, how do you download youtube videos? youtubedl https://youtube-dl.org/ VideoDownload Heleper extension Or look for other extensions. There are quite a few. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Don’t go to New Mexico

2020-07-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Karl wrote: > Not to beat a dead horse, but this is why testing and tracing is > so important. > ...sensible measures like masking... and tracing as many contacts > as possible Once the tracing Pandora is out of the box, how do we ever get it back in again? When will this "crisis" be over?

Re: [MBZ] Real info about covid

2020-07-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mr. Mann wrote: > Do we all enmass genuflect 3 times and deposit our life savings > in the poor box by the door, or did someone save the file in a > form that can be passed along? archive.org to the rescue! https://web.archive.org/web/20200706024417/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIGdv-TybUk

Re: [MBZ] Plane broke down

2020-07-13 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Floyd wrote: > Once you get to altitude you can open the windows and get some > cool breeze, duh The air conditioner is almost that simple! At least 20 or so years ago it was ram air makes it compressed, air-to-air intercooler to cooled down compressed air, let air expand and it's cold, let

Re: [MBZ] VPN, not political

2020-07-13 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitch wrote: > Maybe Kaleb is right to want to get Spencer off free VPN. > > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-free-vpns-5-reasons-why-they-dont-exist/ Absolutely!! https://restoreprivacy.com/free-vpn/ https://restoreprivacy.com/no-logs-vpn/ ___

Re: [MBZ] VPN, not political

2020-07-13 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > > Mitch wrote: > > > Question about buying a VPN subscription: What's to prevent > > > multiple people from sharing a multiple device VPN account > > > and thereby drastically lowering the per user VPN fee? > > Dan wrote: > > Private Internet Access might allow that, I think the > >

Re: [MBZ] VPN, not political

2020-07-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > Scott wrote: > > What about TOR? > Mitch wrote: > > TorGuard? Nop. TOR (The Onion Router) is in no way related to TorGuard VPN. The "Tor" in TorGuard apparently reference "Torrent". TOR isn't a VPN, though is some ways it is similar. It is no cost, open source, de-centralized privacy

Re: [MBZ] The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

2020-07-08 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Meade wrote: > Sure, when one is sick, wearing a mask to catch the droplets > when you cough or sneeze is valid. No argument there. Maybe there should be. Big droplets will quickly drop to the ground. Most folks recognize that the ground isn't clean and rarely put their feet or their faces

Re: [MBZ] The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

2020-07-08 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jaime wrote: > ...lock down has been very successful. Or it did nothing and the virus was much less dangerous than forecast. > Saying otherwise is ignoring scientifically proven facts for > political agenda. Or saying it help is ignoring scientifically proven facts and favoring political

Re: [MBZ] Barry Manilow

2020-07-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Sometimes I see trucks/trailers placarded "Not For Hire" so > maybe that relieves the owners of some regulatory hassle? Yes. Then it is not commercial, and so FMCSR and CDL don't apply. But states can still do what they want for some intrastate stuff.

Re: [MBZ] Bleeding 240D clutch

2020-07-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > The one that came with the MC was much shorter than the MB one > that came off the car so I stuck the one that came with the MC > back in.  I had a hell of a time compressing it to get it back > to the bolt hole.  Finally got it, screwed it back down and now > the clutch works!

Re: [MBZ] Bleeding 240D clutch

2020-07-05 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > Have you checked to see if the line from the master to the slave > is clear? Maybe that was the problem all along. My suggestion is > to use the rod from the car, not the replacement master. Can't always do that. I've seen at least three different rod-to-cylinder interfaces.

Re: [MBZ] Bleeding 240D clutch

2020-07-05 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > If you push pedal down all the way it stays down but will pop > back up to the top on its own if you pop it up a little Once the lines and cylinders are full of oil, the clutch spring will help push the master cylinder back to the top. ___

Re: [MBZ] Bleeding 240D clutch

2020-07-05 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I had to push the rod in about an 8th of an inch or less to get > it to line up with the pedal mounting point. Would that make a > difference? YES! That is too far in. It won't bleed - and the master cylinder will never get fresh fluid from the reservoir. You must have a rod

Re: [MBZ] Bleeding 240D clutch

2020-07-05 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > ...have pumped the crap out the brake pedal and still no pedal > action (pedal stays down, does not come back up).  I seem to > recall reading something about certain brands of replacement > master cylinder the rod does not come all the way back up.  I do > know on this one in

Re: [MBZ] jasper transmissions

2020-07-05 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Honda Element transmission went out and left me on the side of > the road tonight. I'm totally unfamiliar with the mechanicals of that car. > Anyone familiar with Jasper transmissions? Very large rebuilder of engines and transmissions. Stock builds only, from what I could

Re: [MBZ] Mini splits

2020-06-04 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitchell wrote: > Biggest advantage to a multi split that I can > think of offhand is you only need one circuit breaker to power > it. The big commercial Mitsubishi is clever enough to use the heat from cooling one room to warm another. Can't do that with separate systems - but maybe the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Hydroxychloroquine randomized clinical trial study

2020-06-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Meade wrote: > Prevention of infection is not the goal, prevention of > hospitalization and death from the infection, THAT is the goal. > Sounds like they moved the goal posts in order to get the > outcome they desired. The goals have obviously been moving ever since the curve was flattened.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dichotomy

2020-06-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitchell wrote: > Back in March I heard they were paying $400 an hour. > Was that wrong, or was that not for working on the NJ State Gov > contract? Mitch. Don't know. When the plea went out "NJ needs COBOL programmers!" I looked long enough and deep enough to see they were asking for

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dichotomy

2020-06-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > Are you going to get a job working in COBOL for the state of > New Jersey? ;) -Curt They only wanted folks who would work for free. I checked. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] OT: cure worse than disease

2020-05-26 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Mitchell wrote: > Have you enjoyed your free 30, I mean 90, I mean 360 day trial > of Communism? > > https://genesiustimes.com/poll-most-people-unimpressed-with-their-30-day-free-trial-of-communism/ The attached file, "free-trial.jpg" is not a jpeg, but a Web/P file. Odd that the extension

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Photo management/sharing database-type software

2020-05-26 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Take all the boxes of photos, and throw them away. And some future generation genealogist will curse you and hate you for destroying forever a glimpse into the lives of their ancestors. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Photo management/sharing database-type software

2020-05-26 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Floyd wrote: > I have boxes and boxes of old family photos.  I bought a Brother > ADS 2700W scanner I am going to use to scan these photos.  I > need some sort of management app where I can put in a > descriptor, names/places, years, etc. to set up some sort of > searchable database of all

Re: [MBZ] OT: cure worse than disease

2020-05-25 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Scott wrote: > Collateral damage includes everything from suicide and drug use > to domestic violence, to delayed disease diagnosis, to delayed > medical procedures, to hospital near bankruptcy and unemployed > health professionals. Then there are the economic impacts like > unpaid bills and

Re: [MBZ] OT: Now it's the washing machine

2020-05-24 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Clay wrote: > It does a much better job than the turd HE top load, > Whites are dusky instead of BRIGHT white Maybe it the water... ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-24 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jim wrote: > They don't have anything to replace those 500W tube halogens. > Need a 10,000 lumen cob array, in warm white. Maybe like this? https://www.amazon.com//dp/B07SRLWQZL/ I'm not sure if that one has an IR remote. Some of the PAR-type instruments do.

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-24 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > The power supplies for the LED bulbs generate RF in the same > range as automatic garage door openers, enough that it’s been > shown that their use will reduce the range of the wireless > remotes due to interference. Depends on the LED driver. There are quite a few different

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > The fixture... says max 25W.  > I bought a box of 60W equivalent which are actually 5W I > believe.  Since they are actually only 5W is it OK to use in > this fixture? Yup. Watt is a Watt. "Watt equivalent" is [omitted]! However, if it is a very enclosed fixture, the LED

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jim wrote: > LEDs can't take the heat, nor do they generate much. So don't > use them in your brooder houses... Or lava lamps ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Craig wrote: > I just got 6 each 60 W equivalent for $4.95 with the Public > Service Company of New Mexico (power company) discount. Light output? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with light bulbs?

2020-05-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I got the cheapest per bulb I could find > the highest I found were 60W equivalent. [strong expletives obscured] "Watt equivalent" Use Lumens. Lumen is a measure of the total light output with no regard to direction or distance to illuminated surface. "Watt equivalent"

Re: [MBZ] Advance auto parts

2020-05-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I have never had one fail, just leak. The other day the pump got > low and was whining and brakes still worked fine. I haven't seen a system fail either. But if the belt fails, or the pump seizes both steering and brakes will not work as expected. I like it. I think it's a

Re: [MBZ] Advance auto parts

2020-05-21 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > Kaleb wrote: > > I ordered a hydroboost for my Suburban on Tuesday night, it > > arrived at the house today. > Craig wrote: > > And what, pray tell, is a hydroboost for a Surburban? For either engines without vacuum, or for applications that might require more than 15 psi for brake boost,

Re: [MBZ] OT Study says: face masks

2020-05-20 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Karl wrote: > This was a recent summary, with refs: > There are no harmful effects; whoever wrote the O2 thing is full > of BS. Not all masks are equal! > https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=137495654570048=100553591597588 > Ever had surgery? Did you notice all the fully alert,

Re: [MBZ] Hey... We’re all upside down!

2020-05-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> G wrote: > ...fill me in, what are you driving and fixing. Oh Grant, you should look back a couple messages and read his sig. :) > > Euan > > 1985 W123 300TD 5-spd manual > > 223K miles > > Christchurch, NZ I betting that '85 is just fine - I'm sure not fond of the MBUSA 1985 models!

Re: [MBZ] 240D rehab/clutch

2020-05-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> OK wrote: > ah, grasshopper. Did no one teach you to drive a manual without > a clutch?? > You have to "match shift" going up and down the gears - match > the engine speed as closely as you can to the next gear - With the synchromesh it's easy. The shifter won't move into the next gate

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out - an Antipodean perspective

2020-05-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Euan wrote: > Hi all, from the Southern Colonies Always a pleasure to hear from you. Glad you can join in now and then. > Were I to offer a suggestion, then how about creating sublists: > one for technical stuff, one for cars and prices, and one for > general commentary on the American Way

Re: [MBZ] 123 clutch

2020-05-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jim wrote: > > I prefer to use my pressure bleeder for just this reason if > > possible. > > The beautiful part about using the brakes is that you never > under/over-fill the brake reservoir. . > Fast, cheap, and easy. It is pretty clever. I have always used a pump to put fluid in at the

Re: [MBZ] Face mask

2020-05-11 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > Dimitri says: > > I’ve been advocating to myself and my family and friends for > > months to wear masks and gloves despite the early advice > > against it > Rick wrote: > Masks with exhaust valving would be best. Only for the benefit of the wearer. Most of the masks I'm seeing are

Re: [MBZ] Waterproof wire connectors

2020-05-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > What do you all think of these? > > https://odyhouse.com/products/waterproof-solder-wire-connectors I question the "pullout" strength. Solder is not especially strong and it has long been understood that it is poor practice to depend on solder for mechanical strength in a

Re: [MBZ] Facebook

2020-05-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Craig wrote: > Does one have to be registered with facebook to see anything on > that website? Mostly. Some stuff is posted as 'public' or something so anyone can see. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/

Re: [MBZ] Can ultraviolet light penetrate glass.

2020-04-23 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Craig wrote: > > Sorry, Jerry, it's a fool's errand. It was tested in 2003 and > that with the right kind of cars! > https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12925188/ > > Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2003 Aug;19(4):175-81. > UV exposure in cars. > Scott wrote: > From HPS: Standard window

Re: [MBZ] Can ultraviolet light penetrate glass.

2020-04-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > I read the other day that a mask does little to protect you from > random COVID. Supposedly the mask keeps you from passing COVID > to somebody else... Yup. Unless it seals tight against your face it does almost nothing to protect the wearer. A surgical mask it to keep the

Re: [MBZ] Can ultraviolet light penetrate glass.

2020-04-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jerry wrote: > After wearing my COVID face mask in the car, I leave it on the > dashboard so the sun's rays have an opportunity to kill any > harmful microbes that may be present. Which brings up the > question of whether or not the ultraviolet rays can penetrate > glass, specifically

Re: [MBZ] Why is gas not running about .25 per gallon?

2020-04-21 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > Bunker fuel is about the bottom of the refining chain, as it’s > about as close as you can get to crude. Very low BTU content, > quite heavy, too, as I recall. Err, BTU content of bunker fuel is high. Higher than diesel. Though there are two ways of measuring - energy/volume or

Re: [MBZ] OT - Patching PVC Sprinkler Line Hack

2020-04-19 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > Worst case, it continues to leak. Best case, it doesn’t. If I > end up with just a few small leaks around the patch I’ll get > more epoxy and slather it around wherever there are leaks. Don't wait too long if it leaks. The tree will send a lot of roots to the source of a leak.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Patching PVC Sprinkler Line Hack

2020-04-19 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Craig wrote: Hah! backhoe.65.jpg sure looks like a green tree growing from that root wad! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Patching PVC Sprinkler Line Hack

2020-04-19 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > Both lines are surrounded with tree roots, as they’re barely 6’ > from an oak tree that is probably 24” in diameter. The roots of > the tree have distorted and stressed the lines, > I can’t possibly cut the roots, as some are as large as 3”-4” > surrounding these lines. To do so

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: OT truck battery

2020-04-17 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Scott wrote: > The acid test is to hold the meter probes in the actual battery > posts while someone cranks the starter. If the voltage (at the > posts) stays above 10v there is a problem elsewhere. Yes. But if it drops below 10 VDC it could be either a starter drawing too much OR a weak

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: OT truck battery

2020-04-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> G wrote: > Remove the cables from the battery and clean them and the > battery post.. re-install them using some "battery cable grease". Wheel bearing grease works well. > Clean, Bright, and Tight... you are missing one of those > three... IF the battery is holding good charge... have you

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: OT truck battery

2020-04-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Buggered wrote: > I have 6month old El Mercado de Wal battery in my truck. > Doesn’t want to crank the engine over recently, occasionally. > The voltmeter on the instrument cluster shows 14V which > suggests the alternator is charging (right?). Maybe. > Do you think the battery could have

Re: [MBZ] Question for Clay

2020-04-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Randy wrote: > Anyone know if used synthetic oil burns the same as > non-synthetic in a waste oil heater? Yes. Burns the same. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options

Re: [MBZ] Current Tap

2020-04-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Jim wrote: > Sweet. I'd attempt to paint a "x 10" on that ring somehow, it's > amazing how leaky memory can be sometimes. Labeling is always a Good Idea. Though with the visually obvious 1x on the neutral, it should be pretty easy to compare and figure out the multiplier for the loop.

Re: [MBZ] Current Tap

2020-04-14 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Craig wrote: > I have been frustrated by not having a current tap, something > with which to measure the current drawn by an AC load, > The line wire is wound in a 10-turn loop, so it provides a 10x > point on which to clamp the ammeter. Nice. I built one by stripping the jacket off of an

Re: [MBZ] People are hoarding chickens now

2020-04-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Clay wrote: > Three hens will have you choking in eggs. Only if they are happy enough to be laying. And still alive. And the critters don't get the eggs before you. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] People are hoarding chickens now

2020-04-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > When you can buy a dozen eggs for $1 I think the economics of > raising your own chickens don't work. Money isn't the only consideration. Eggs from true free-range chickens really do taste a lot better. A _lot_ better. As well as control over pesticides, hormones, feed, etc.

Re: [MBZ] Was the world really a better place 30 years ago?

2020-04-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Karl wrote: > Yeah. We have kids and they will watch as much as they are > allowed to. I end up disconnecting their devices from the > internet but it is harder now with all the home schooling stuff > as they use the same devices for both. Set up a very short DHCP lease time and give the

Re: [MBZ] Was the world really a better place 30 years ago?

2020-04-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > As the subject says, was it? No. Or yes. It was different. But for at least 4 thousand years, the up-and-coming younger generation has been worthless, and has no value, and is degenerate and lazy and won't amount to anything. > With the situation as it is today it really

Re: [MBZ] Stuck calipers

2020-04-09 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> > Allan wrote: > > I assume you also need to plug the brake line fitting? > Curt wrote: > Shouldn't have to. But how will it build any pressure if the line fitting is open and the grease gun is connected to the bleeder screw? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Standard Beetle on BAT

2020-04-08 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > When my parents got married my mother had a VW Type 3 fastback. > Dad said it was difficult to start in the northern Maine winter. > I asked him why he didn't just put a block heater on it, he > said it never occurred to him... A heat lamp on the floor under the oil pan worked

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** RE: OT: Eats?

2020-03-30 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Greg wrote: > I'm pretty sure that 1 lb. of grain yields 1 lb. of flour. Yup. But I think Dan is asking for a volume measure. Cups or liters or other such measure. I don't have a scale, but from what I understand, mass measure is SO much more accurate and repeatable than volume measure -

Re: [MBZ] Beer virus from China

2020-03-30 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Floyd wrote: > Leave it sit unattended for 3-4 days, That will help. > open it and leave the bits in the sun for awhile That won't do much - except more time. I have found no dependable info that sunlight effects it at all. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] ADMIN message from the owner

2020-03-28 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Scott wrote: > Concerning the pandemic, it is telling us a lot about what works > and what doesn't. That may sound cold but I was trained as a > mishap investigator (among other things). Will we learn from it? So that if there is something that is actually dangerous and contagious we might

Re: [MBZ] OT well that fixed an annoyance

2020-03-27 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Larry wrote: > one day someone will figure out how to put EFI on small engines > at a cost comparable to carbs and carbs will disappear > completely - like they have on cars. Stihl has it on the 500. The big selling point, or at least the big talk-about point, is the lighting fast throttle

Re: [MBZ] OT well that fixed an annoyance

2020-03-26 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Floyd wrote: > Actually two.  I have these 3 Stihl things, a chainsaw, a string > trimmer, and a blower.  They are constantly out of "tune" with > the mixtures.  > Anyway, in short order I got them both running fine after being > frustrated with the things pretty much forever. > Yay me,

Re: [MBZ] Cheap rotors

2020-03-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Scott wrote: > This is interesting. Some say rotors literally warp and others > say it's a break-in issue. Does anyone really know? Gotta brake in the breaks right. Actually, "bed" them. I used to have a lot of trouble with my Suburban. After finding the info from Carroll Smith I have

Re: [MBZ] Cheap rotors

2020-03-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I bought some cheap rotors off rockauto a while back for the 01 > e320. They seem to already be warped as I am already getting > some pulsation on braking.  I just figured a piece of metal is a > piece of metal as far as rotors go.  Perhaps not. Sounds like the fault of the

Re: [MBZ] OT - Ceiling Fan/Electrical Quandary

2020-03-22 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > "Remote switch" is really a relay. "Alexa turn on the fan" > there are a variety out there... -Curt Lutron Casseta is pretty nice and seems reliable. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] LIST MOM was OT: other effects of wuhan CV

2020-03-21 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan The list Mom wrote: > ... in which it was delivered clearly was [political]. As a > result the list member who posted it has been placed on > moderation. *sigh* Really? Whatever But if that triggers moderation status, there are a lot of others that should be too. Just sayin'. > be

Re: [MBZ] OT: A contrarian view on COVID-19, plus good news - there's a CURE!

2020-03-20 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dimitri wrote: > Seems to me that Dr. Reem is a fear mongerer. Yeah - statements like this throw red flags > > It has been years since I have posted anything on this page. > > As a physician at Harvard Medical School, I have amazing > > access to the best information and resources for

Re: [MBZ] FW: Mfg - was :Thank God They Put the Paper Floor Mat Down....

2020-03-19 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
That's good. Anyone able to identify the manufacture of the car? I'm fairly certain I know. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Ok y’all **it just got real

2020-03-16 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Buggered wrote: > 2 reasons: > 1) The Chinese are lying about everything to do with this > disease 2) the disease has overwhelmed the ability of the > medical system to deal with the afflicted 3) a lot of people are sick and not reporting it? ___

Re: [MBZ] Video - was: Ok y’all **it just got real

2020-03-15 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > I also have to help Angie work out how to give online tai-chi classes. > ...I suggested we at least try it her way first. Then I > offered extra lights and a microphone. We'll see... The quickest, cheapest way to improve a video is to close mic the talent. Then get light on

Re: [MBZ] OT: We Will Survive

2020-03-13 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Max wrote: > Six months from now, or even sooner, this will be largely > forgotten. Yup! Except for those who took a major economic hit from the hysteria. The university has canceled all events with more than 50 people, which includes the theater. So the community theater group has lost it's

Re: [MBZ] crookedest street WUZ Good spots for lunch and dinner in SF

2020-03-12 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Dan wrote: > That’s the sucky part of business travel. It’s fun that you get > to see all of this cool stuff, but it sucks that you can’t enjoy > it with a friend or family. I used to think about that a lot > when I traveled, as in “The kids would really like this”, or, "I > wish the wife could

Re: [MBZ] Dfw

2020-03-09 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > Dfw is a ghost town compared to normal. In fact I was the only > person on the train from b terminal to d terminal. Not much chance of catching _anything_ if there is nobody else around... ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Who wants a real 5 speed 300D?

2020-03-09 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Allan wrote: > Tempting -- anyone know if an OM617 turbo would be a "bolt in" > upgrade or would it not mate up with the 5-speed? A turbo 5 cylinder should bolt right in where an non-turbo 5-cylinder came out. Exhaust will be different. And I don't know what Euro '85 cars have compared to

Re: [MBZ] watching the news

2020-03-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Buggered wrote: > And just announced 2 possible cASR’s in SC including one local. > We’re all gonna diee!!! Yup. In no more than 100 years from now we will all be dead. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Booze not safe as hand sanitizer

2020-03-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> archer75--- wrote: > > March 6 (UPI) -- The Texas-based makers of Tito's Handmade Vodka > issued an unusual statement in response to a customer's comment: > Do not use vodka as hand sanitizer. 70% is preferred. Quite effective against lipid virus. So find (or distill) some 140 proof and

Re: [MBZ] Corona Virus in Tampa

2020-03-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > I was coming out of the bathroom at work today and I thought > there might be a market for a little hook thing that could help > you open doors without touching them... Heh. How quick can you get it to market? I have one already! Plies or letherman in a belt holster.

Re: [MBZ] I go out of town and they buy the kid another car

2020-03-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > Suddenly the price range has gone up and they buy the kid I see a pattern here. Wait until you are to far away to object! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] 2004 MB E320 4Matic Window Wiper Issue.....help!!!

2020-03-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Robert wrote: > 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 > I went to turn on the window wipers and they did not work in any > of the positions. > The wipers do work when I pushed in the arm to activate the > wiper fluid for a cleaning I know nothing particular about your car. Sorry. But in general, ou

Re: [MBZ] (no subject)

2020-03-02 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Karl wrote: > In unrelated news, I seem to have an extra w123 sls pump. I > guess there is a rebuild kit for it, so maybe I will shine it up > and put it on ebay. Unless someone here wants it. A OM617 SLS pump? In fair shape? I'm interested ___

Re: [MBZ] 240D clutch

2020-03-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > Can you bleed the clutch with a pressure bleeder like I use for > the brakes? I don't know. The slave cylinder is very much at the bottom. I'm pretty sure I just used my rig to pump brake fluid in through the bleeder screw. ___

Re: [MBZ] 240D clutch

2020-03-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curley wrote: > Is that the low pressure hose from the reservoir to the master? Yes. > The high pressure hose should be more like a brake hose.  I > can't imagine the high pressure hose being an accordion. Yeah, I would not call the pressure line a "hose"! > > fm

Re: [MBZ] 240D clutch

2020-03-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curley wrote: > If it were mine and I was gonna drive it, I'd buy a new master, > slave and hose. My notes are: TRW part number 555-33011-381 I had to grind 3 mm off the end of the short rod to make a TRW work. DON'T BUY TRW. FTE I got from AutohauseAZ had both rods. It seems typically the

Re: [MBZ] 240D clutch

2020-03-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > This 240D I just picked up has a dead clutch.  As in, it just > goes straight to the floor. The car is useless. I'll take it off your hands 'cause I'm such a nice guy. [smiles] > I have never dealt with clutch issues before. Does the master > and slave cylinders need to be

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