Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
If you do a hard cost analysis of purchase cost of the EV auto, then add in the hard cost of owning a solar power collection system to feed the EV with energy, then do an actual hard cost per mile used, it raises some real questions about just how economical the EV actually is to own and support,

Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
better deal. > > > > > > --FT > > > > > >> On 5/27/22 12:55 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: > > >> This is my position. I’m more than wiling to “go green” if it makes > > good financial sense. At present and for the foreseeable future,

Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In the interest of a reality check on that thought, consider this. 1. Since you would not be able to do a grid tie to the solar panels, you would not receive any government matching funds for purchase and install of the solar rack. Your cost for a 10KW solar array would be, approx, $15,000. 2. You

Re: [MBZ] Morris Minor on BAT

2022-05-25 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Well, that brings back a lot of memories. Long ago, I started collecting a full set of Morris Minor cars. One of each model and variant and restored them all to "as new". At the peak of this OCD exercise I had 36. Sold them as a group and moved on to my next auto adventure. [not a complicated car,

Re: [MBZ] Oh Lawd, woncha buy me

2022-05-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I cannot confirm or deny that I am the buyer. What a piece of automotive legend at any price. On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 6:44 AM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It wasn’t me. > > AZBob > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On May 23, 2022, at 5:52 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
6,000 gallons X $7.10 per gal = $42,600.00 [Does that come with cleaning the windows and checking the tire pressure, like in the old days when full service stations pumped your gas for you?] Green stamps? [save up for that tupperware set for the little lady, you know] Just for fun, look up several

Re: [MBZ] OT: is green paint more valuable in the used car market?

2022-05-21 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Truly a collectors car. It has all the right pieces, including VIN number. A garage full of cars like this one defines "Disposable Income". [Not for the faint of wallet] On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 5:37 PM mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Still trying to kill this Walmart AGM battery

2022-05-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
When this AGM battery is charged as much as it will take, what does it do on a load tester? Based on the fact that it self discharges rather quickly, that indicates it has a cell or cells that are internally shorted. It "should" show less than rated capacity hooked to a load test. Since hooking it

Re: [MBZ] Restoration was done in aug 19 2010 1956 Mercedes-Benz, $6, 500

2022-05-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Unfortunate choice of color and paint scheme. Certainly not inspiring to look at. Sun failed dash paint is another fail point. On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 8:16 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > sorta > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/406791724439503 > > -- >

Re: [MBZ] Wow

2022-05-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
After looking at the pictures, I identified 7 lug nuts that are good salvage rest of the car is toast. I'm suggesting 3 other cars were involved, in sequence... 1. Hit from the rear, 2. Rear impact drove the car into a rear end impact with the car in front of it, with trajectory into the right

Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
B.O.A.T. Bring Out Another Thousand or, in the case of a wood boat add 3 zeros to the thousand figure. It truly is a lovely old classic. On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 12:13 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Don’t ever go to Lake Tahoe in the summer. Droves of

Re: [MBZ] It's record breaking time!

2022-05-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
This sums it up rather nicely. Reporter: Dr Einstein, what is the difference between genius and ignorance. Dr. Einstein: "There is no shortage of ignorance." On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 4:33 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I have my doubts... > > -Curt > > On

Re: [MBZ] OT Are trees included? Bring your own chainsaw 1955 Chevrolet classic Antiques, $1, 000

2022-05-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"Ran when parked." "Air blows cold" [in the winter] On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 6:32 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1698366133848449 > > -- > --FT > > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To

Re: [MBZ] No Reserve:1960 190Db Binz Kombiwagen Project

2022-05-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
With only a $100 increase in the bid in the past 24 hrs, it doesn't get a lot of love thus far. IMHO, it is a car that is at that "All or nothing stage" of ownership/preservation. All in, at $1500, plus transport [add another $1 to 2,000 for that] you get a car that doesn't run and smells strongly

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Imagine, just for a moment, the satisfaction an old school drill sergeant would gather every time he marched a bus load of these individuals as conscripts into the barber shop for their first GI haircuts... Then instructed them that there was no safe space for the next term of enlistment. Ahhh...

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I defer to your field experience in dealing with individuals who experience such internal disorders of thought then act out. I raise concern because the current human herd seems to have found some sort of cumulative cognitive dissonance that permeates thought, action, and core belief, yet gives

Re: [MBZ] Am I correct in my assumption about alternator?

2022-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Tensioner ran for some time without holding the load on alternator pulley within alignment spec.. thus damaged alternator bearings, and the alternator internals are no longer in alignment. Logical cause and effect. On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
This incident, and others across the nation, beg the question "What brought this individual to the mindset to learn how to make molotov cocktails, actually make them, then travel to a police station and attack it, then attack the responding officers, with the molotov cocktails. Logical thinking

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"Faster than a cop radio" [Yet another car thief fantasy] These guys are young. They will be very popular in jail. On Sat, May 7, 2022 at 1:08 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I am somewhat impressed with the car’s performance. The two idiots need to > be

Re: [MBZ] I’m not even going to comment on this

2022-05-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Commercial specification biodiesel is chemically refined vegetable oil made to a specific DOT specification. The raw material may have been vegetable oil [new or used] but the final material must meet the DOT specification to be sold. It also must meet DOD specification since the government is a

Re: [MBZ] I got COVID and am unable to finish project. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD RUST FREE EURO SPEC CAR ENGINE OUT OF CAR - $3, 000

2022-05-05 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
If as advertised, buy it, haul all the parts home, assemble it properly, then put a fine Martha on the whole car and BAT flip it, for big bucks. Euro with manual trans... wagon... It's the holy grail for a BAT flip. JMHO On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:57 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] I found a new toy for OK Don

2022-05-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Increase in altitude = decrease in air density Mother nature always wins in aviation. Less air density instantly translates to less lift with fewer air molecules to react against the wing surface, or the propeller blades. Engines produce less horsepower as density altitude provides less air to

Re: [MBZ] Struck an Elk head-on near Grand Canyon in Dec 2021 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 2016: Doesn't Run - $17, 000 (St Petersburg)

2022-04-29 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
My learned opinion is this vehicle is a total, and based on the year and value [prior to being "elked"] it would/should have had full coverage insurance. SO $17,000 for the hulk + rebuild cost of another $15 to 25K [likely a low number] and you have a "new vehicle" with a salvage title

[MBZ] Mercedes adventure worthy of watching

2022-04-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFFResBE3O0 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT - Valkyrie

2022-04-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Slide rule use requires the use of logic and logical thought. That skill set was part and parcel of the education of the slide rule era, sadly rare and lacking in today's educational genre . On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:04 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yes, I never

Re: [MBZ] OT Old tractor hulk 1965 Dexter ght,$800

2022-04-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Abused only by professionals and never put away dry. Being offered where it finally fell to its knees 18 years ago. New owner responsible for carcass removal. All parts even remotely still attached go with the sale. On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 7:25 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Does This Guy Know His Crack or does he Know the Market?

2022-04-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I was put off by the seller's attitude, then I realized he is in "Beverly Hills", thus being self absorbed and rude is socially accepted... Not to worry, I won't be calling him and he doesn't "know my number". On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 9:34 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
e replacement parts. Some of it can be reverse engineered > it seems but it’s not always compatible. I’m thinking “OEM” ECUs and that > kind of stuff. > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > > On Apr 19, 2022, at 11:52 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Ok, back to Mer

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Ok, back to Mercedes talk, for a moment. It has become virtually routine that someone posts a car that is offered for sale that has issues which have turned it into a mechanical brick, caused by "something electrical" in the "electrical to mechanical controls systems" [now a myriad of systems,

Re: [MBZ] OT Frontier no start

2022-04-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Check battery voltage, then clean the battery posts and terminals. Clean, Bright, and Tight... post corrosion makes bad connection, which makes slow crank starts.. and poor charging because corroded terminals don't let the electrons in... or out.. On Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 7:16 PM Allan Streib via

Re: [MBZ] 606 timing cover replace or repair threads?

2022-04-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Thinking strictly from the structural engineer's point of view, since this part is a known failure point, and lives under constant stress because of the belt tensioner, I would suggest you go with a new part rather than an "inplace thread replacement" scheme. Cost wise, the repair kit costs more

Re: [MBZ] OT I hate small engines

2022-04-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
nk it’s good. > > I’ll get a new plug although it looked clean and good but I did not test > it. It’s hard to crank looking at the plug. > > Thanks for the ideas > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > > On Apr 15, 2022, at 7:57 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] OT I hate small engines

2022-04-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Did you install a new spark plug? Good chance the old plug is gas fouled from trying to start it with dead gas, which is why you do not have spark. Another thing that happens with small engines that do not start with dead gas is the cylinder becomes saturated with unburned gas which effectively

Re: [MBZ] OT: Ford F150 5 speed

2022-04-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Ahhh just pulled up the picture and info. That is a brick nose Ford, which means it has a start switch mounted on the top of the steering post which is activated by a 3/16th rod that is activated when you turn the key to "start". [ie key moves rod, rod moves slide switch to energize start

Re: [MBZ] OT: Ford F150 5 speed

2022-04-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Ford key tumbler replacement is really easy. Replacement tumbler set with keys are cheap. There is a push pin that releases the lockset. Done and run for less than $30 and 30 minutes. On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 6:43 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Heck they made 3 on

Re: [MBZ] Cargo trailers

2022-04-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Unless you would be using it regularly [several days each month] UHaul is your friend. An enclosed trailer that size rents by the day, week, or month, they do the upkeep, you don't have to store, insure, or license it, and when you are done, they park it. The $1,700 you paid for the used trailer

Re: [MBZ] WARNING!!!! 30 in rims Brand New Sound systems 2001 Mercedes-Benz s-class S 500 Sedan 4D, $8, 000

2022-04-12 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems. Ran when parked. Air blows ice cold. Rust free. Any other violations of the truth you would like to add to the list? On Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 2:08 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 12/04/2022 1:06 PM, Floyd

Re: [MBZ] Are w123s a major attraction to people?

2022-04-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Pictures, or it didn't happen ... ;)) On Sat, Apr 9, 2022 at 4:21 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 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.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Trucking recession?

2022-04-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Fuel costs doubled. Huge numbers of drivers simply quit before and during covid lockdown. States with ports go over the top with emissions requirements that lock out older trucks, which locks out independent owner operators trucks [a huge segment of trucking / hauling] Port workers locked out due

Re: [MBZ] Rod number 4 on the engine needs to be replaced. 2014 CLS 550 Mercedes Benz 4Matic For Sale As Is - $28, 000 (Whitsett)

2022-04-05 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Ran when parked: Air blows cold: Slight rust: Runs fine, just needs one rod replaced: Classic ad lines We have a new one to add to the list. On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 6:07 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > yeah that's def worth $28k > > >

Re: [MBZ] 1986 Escort DIESEL 5 speed manual on BAT

2022-04-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
New price when sold in 1986: $7,448 in 1986 dollars factor in inflation loss in value of dollar for current sales price real value. 1986 Ford Escort LX Prices and Values - NADAguides https://www.nadaguides.com › Ford › 4-Door-Hatchback

Re: [MBZ] Diamond plate

2022-03-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Suggest you drill out the rivets on the remaining plate, use it as a pattern to make a mirror image piece to match the missing part. Raw material to match should be found at your local metal supply,, and they might be induced [bribed] to shear the diamond plate aluminum to your pattern. Shape to

Re: [MBZ] 1988 Mercedes sittin on a 85 chevy blazer frame jacked up on mickey Thomson tires

2022-03-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Will valet parking take care of it while you and your date have dinner at the country club? On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 8:23 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > uh OK... > > 1988 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 400 E > $1,500 > >

Re: [MBZ] OT truck shocks

2022-03-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Since I now know you have a 5th wheel trailer, and surmise you will be using said truck to pull it, I suggest you go the extra wallet mile for premium shocks. With a trailer loaded, 5th wheel camper, or full of cars, you really want the truck to stay and obey on the road. Putting on the cheap

Re: [MBZ] Washington state plans to ban most non-electric vehicles by 2030

2022-03-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Despite their best intentions to save the planet, there is a harsh reality that has arisen which must be overcome due to a huge rise in the cost of raw materials to make electric car batteries [using current state of the art to make batteries]. A 472% increase in cost of lithium raw material to

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In the boating world, and in many aircraft, there is a battery disconnect switch. Then, part of the start sequence is to "turn on battery". This is done because the boats and planes are not used on a daily basis [in many cases] and switching the battery "off" removes it from all current draws

Re: [MBZ] Has MERCEDES DIESEL ENGINE. 1953 Ford F-350,$8,500

2022-03-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
No engine pictures, wrong bed for that chassis. The bed is a short bed, chassis is for a long bed, or being a dual, a flatbed cab chassis. Also, the short bed does not have dual fenders, notice the outside dual is outside the fender, illegal in most states. All price points for a truck of this

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Suggest you go shopping for a used engine, complete, with known mileage, from a wreck. I just did a search for "2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 engine for sale" and it kicked up this.. https://www.ebay.com/p/1284268414 That one link bumped several into view, some below $500. All of them list the miles

Re: [MBZ] Renault Dauphine Deluxe 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE,$6,500

2022-03-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
If I recall correctly, the local dealer sold them for $1,400 out the door with a full tank of gas. On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 8:26 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Heh. My sister had one of these courtesy of my Dad and his program car > stuff through GM. Hers had

Re: [MBZ] OT TRUE Jag 5.3 liter V12 runs perfect !! 1990 Jaguar xjs Classic collection, $37, 500

2022-03-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
32 years old, and only driven 571 miles per year, per the mileage listed. The owner must live 250 miles away from the only V12 Jag mechanic.. ;)) Perfect color combination, however.. On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 8:16 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yes they are great

Re: [MBZ] 540K replica running on Chevy small block v8. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, $30, 000

2022-03-12 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I would like to see one done that used a Mercedes V12 engine, with a metal body. On Sat, Mar 12, 2022 at 8:37 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That’s pretty well done for a fiberglass replica. With the SBC in it I > suspect it will get up and go. > > -D > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Intense travel jobs?

2022-03-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I did it for 7+ years working for a jet engine manufacturer, to a world wide market, doing troubleshooting on million dollar engine problems and training pilots, mechanics and support staff how to not break the engines and components. I never slept in the same bed more than a couple of nights,

Re: [MBZ] OT microwaves oven

2022-03-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Suggest you consult the university of internet with a search for your particular brand and model to see if there is a failure mode that others experience and have fixed. I recently had a Panisonic that failed to "wave" and after searching found that one of the two door latch hooks had cracked [in

Re: [MBZ] I’m not sure if I heard this correctly

2022-03-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
should help > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > > On Mar 8, 2022, at 10:42 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Global problem. We now need russian oil to run american tractors with > parts > > made in china and we need russian fertilizer and urea [for DEF fo

Re: [MBZ] I’m not sure if I heard this correctly

2022-03-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Global problem. We now need russian oil to run american tractors with parts made in china and we need russian fertilizer and urea [for DEF for the tractors and trucks]. Thus, USA farmers don't farm as many acres and it costs far more per production bushel. Then, we need fuel and fertilizer [and

Re: [MBZ] And now for the gas shortages

2022-03-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Crude oil just posted at $130 per barrel. Expect another huge rise at the pump price soon. The trading day isn't over yet, and could likely go even higher by days end. On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 10:49 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Still available here at $3.99, for

Re: [MBZ] It’s 2008 all over again

2022-03-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
s wrote: > > Maybe biodiesel will return to the pumps. > > > > On Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 11:37 PM G Mann via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > > wrote: > > > >> Yes, diesel pickups were and still are abused by using used veg oil. > They > >&g

Re: [MBZ] It’s 2008 all over again

2022-03-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Yes, diesel pickups were and still are abused by using used veg oil. They are ruined for the same reasons. Used cooking oil is severely contaminated with water, acids, and food particles that do not flow throw injection pumps and injectors. Failure to remove those contaminants is common with the

Re: [MBZ] 123/126 air cleaner bracket

2022-03-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Its' thin sheet metal so gas weld using a very small tip and small filler rod, clamp the broken pieces down to a piece of copper backing that is thicker than the material welded. The weld puddle will not bond to the copper on the back side of the weld. Clean the pieces before welding so they are

Re: [MBZ] 1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170 DA Open Tourer Police (OTP) Special

2022-03-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
My thoughts also. Original paint scheme, original engine, along with the original documents and story of who the owners have been. "Survivor status preserved", seems to me would have more long term value. On Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 10:14 AM M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] 1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170 DA Open Tourer Police (OTP) Special

2022-03-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Interesting bit of history on wheels. I wonder if the original numbers matching diesel engine is sitting somewhere with the previous owner who installed the gas engine? On Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 7:24 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > #506 of 531 examples

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
in Okieland. > > AZBob > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Mar 1, 2022, at 7:41 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Roll up door with a hand operated chain drive to roll it up, instead of > > electric. Then if the electric goes out you can operate the door.

Re: [MBZ] Maybe I can do this with my bumper?

2022-03-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I like this process better. I taught myself to weld plastic about 3 years ago and quickly learned what I needed to produce a strong repair that could easily be refinished to look "factory". [Much the same hand / eye coordination used in TIG welding which I've been doing for over 40 years, so easy

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Roll up door with a hand operated chain drive to roll it up, instead of electric. Then if the electric goes out you can operate the door. The roll up door takes up the least space since you don't have the overhead rails like garage doors with spring assist, ect. No hinges to deal with, and the

Re: [MBZ] Premium

2022-02-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
And, that employment can only happen if there is NO native to fill the billet. Strict rules even before covid. All in, not a bad way to run a country, just not convenient if you want to migrate there. On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 4:37 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] I wonder how much I can sell these for on Fakebook?

2022-02-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hold on to them. In today's market the value will only go up. Where did you find such a treasure trove? On Sun, Feb 27, 2022 at 1:42 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > Sent from my iPhone___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > >

Re: [MBZ] 2012 Chevrolet Silverado / Mercedes TS 600 4X4 POWER WAGON KIT TRUCK - $19, 000 (JACKSONVILLE SOUTH SIDE)

2022-02-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I'm confused. What is being sold, the truck, or the girl? Both seem to be equally tarted up, with only some reference to Mercedes via a tristar emblem on the grill. No "under the hood pics" . On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 7:44 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I am

Re: [MBZ] Am I doing this starter voltage drop test correctly?

2022-02-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It’s a brand new AGM that I did load test and it’s fine. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 19, 2022, at 5:34 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Kaleb, > > Have you ever put a load

Re: [MBZ] Am I doing this starter voltage drop test correctly?

2022-02-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Kaleb, Have you ever put a load tester on that battery? I have had batteries that would check as 12.3 vdc using a meter, but when hooked to a load tester, would drop to below 7 volts, which is a failure I've forgotten over the passage of time and messages where you might be with the battery.

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
el shipment. On Sat, Feb 19, 2022 at 10:51 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah $9/qt is about normal retail price. I am surprised there is no > discount buying in bulk. > > > On Sat, Feb 19, 2022, at 11:33 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: &g

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I spoke with the NAPA warehouse manager for Phoenix area about T6 15W40 supply and ordering. His information was they would not be able to get gallons or 2.5 gallon containers for the next year. However, if I want to buy it in 55 gallon barrels, he could get it With shipping, a 55 gallon

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Welcome to the club. Just yesterday in Phoenix on Craigslist some guy was offering 1 gallon jugs of 15W40 T6 Full Synthetic for $60 a gallon, ad says "I have 15 gallons". Gouge pricing much? On Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 12:25 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > There is

Re: [MBZ] What happened to my trailer?

2022-02-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Remove the other side and use it as a template. Find a metal supply that can match whatever it is, have them shear it to size, THEN, rivet them both on, or use self tapping screws. On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 5:33 PM OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Yup - I don't see rivet holes. Rivet the other side

Re: [MBZ] But I thought they were bullet proof?

2022-02-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
That is the special "High Performance Hood Stack". ... It made so much power it destroyed the indestructible bottom end. The "High Performance Hood Stack" comes with an IQ test... if you pass, you can't use it. [sarcasm intended] On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 6:54 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Oil

2022-02-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
r in. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 13, 2022, at 12:14 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > One of my vehicles is a Ford F350 with the 6.0 diesel. The oil of choice > > for that engine is now full synthetic 5W40 year round. I'm finding Shell > >

Re: [MBZ] Oil

2022-02-12 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
One of my vehicles is a Ford F350 with the 6.0 diesel. The oil of choice for that engine is now full synthetic 5W40 year round. I'm finding Shell Rotella T-6 synthetic 5W40 & 15W40 impossible to source. Just yesterday, my parts manager at NAPA advised me that Shell had announced they would not be

Re: [MBZ] 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 190SL - $76500.00

2022-02-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
It is a dealer listing, which I'm sure justifies the huge price. Commissions must be made on the sale. Unfortunate choice to paint it black. The color doesn't showcase the model well at all, IMHO, with the Palomino interior. It is however, the extremely rare 4 cylinder version of V8... which

Re: [MBZ] OT Welder

2022-02-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
USPS for that size item will come truck freight, LTL [less than truck load] so it will be consolidated with other shipments and items going sort in the same direction, loaded, unloaded, reloaded, and sent out again for the next leg of the shipment to somewhere sort of in your direction Expect

Re: [MBZ] Your loss is my gain - 1997 S600 - $20,000

2022-02-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
25 yr old car with 100K on the clock "Only" $20,000 Is the trunk full of crack, or the owner? Price seems wishful. On Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 9:10 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > No low ball offers like what it’s actually worth > > --FT > Sent from iFōn >

Re: [MBZ] In limp mode needs turbo or engine or something else, 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Box truck, $5, 500

2022-02-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"New transmission" can have layers of meaning. "New" straight from the factory, open the box, install. "New" Rebuilt. "New Rebuilt". by who? What was replaced, was the rebuilder skilled or was it done on a dirt floor by the town drunk? Inquiring minds want to know more details [not

Re: [MBZ] Project For OK Don

2022-02-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
>From the pictures, I'm seeing major rust repair from salt exposure. To me, it says, "I bought it to learn MIG welding skills" and reality is, I need to learn major sheet metal fabrication skills to make the replacement panels it needs and I'm overwhelmed. So, buy my problem. Your opinion may be

Re: [MBZ] Needs a new engine, sadly. 1982 Mercedes Benz 240D - $2, 750 (Myrtle)

2022-02-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
As it happens, I have a complete engine, with transmission, sitting in a crate, as removed from a wreck, with 126,000 miles. From the fan to the transmission tailshaft. FOB, Phoenix, AZ ... Dock to dock truck shipping. If anyone is interested. On Tue, Feb 1, 2022 at 7:06 AM Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] OT California Has No Idea What Its Going To Do With Millions Of Old EV Batteries

2022-01-30 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In the history of mankind, the Natural Law of Unintended Consequences has caused more expense, loss of life, and more oportunity than any other single thing. In my humble opinion. In the time when horses were used as motive power, city streets were awash with what comes out of horses. Flies and

Re: [MBZ] Bwahahaha

2022-01-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Wow! ... That is an inspiration to put my 85 up for sale. It only has 106,000 miles, all original just like this one, red with palomino interior. Absolutely zero rust, 300D. I would give it away for only $21,000 , using this guy's logic for value. On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 7:28 AM Bob Rentfro via

Re: [MBZ] Today's Car Humor

2022-01-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
“...why date a stable, well adjusted bookish suburban girl from a good family when you can hang out with a bipolar goth chick with two moms who lives in a van and has a pet monkey?” You just described my ex ;)) On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 6:07 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Magnetic engine heaters

2022-01-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
some maximum amount of water > in the fuel however. > > On Sun, Jan 23, 2022, at 8:48 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > > One of these plumbed into the fuel system might cure future water in > > fuel > > problems. > > Just make inspecting the water trap, and draining

Re: [MBZ] Magnetic engine heaters

2022-01-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
One of these plumbed into the fuel system might cure future water in fuel problems. Just make inspecting the water trap, and draining the bowl part of every shutdown so you have clean fuel to start.

Re: [MBZ] Where is the engine ground on a 642?

2022-01-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
To test your possible issue with ground, why not just clamp a jumper cable to the mount bolt for the starter, or the engine block where you can reach, hook the other end of the jumper cable to the negative post on the battery, then crank it. If it spins hard, like it should, then you know you have

Re: [MBZ] 2010 Realtor Spec S550 - 92k miles - $17,000

2022-01-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Small tech question to this esteemed group. To be a coup, isn't it required to have only two doors? This one has four, thus, by my measure, is a "sedan". On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 5:44 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 12cyl coup powered by Osteen (who, by the

Re: [MBZ] Is that bondo or cocaine?

2022-01-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I judge it to be some really badly done bondo, with rust under the bondo. Just a guess, but that quarter panel got a serious hit and was repaired by a body hack with poor skills. On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 9:44 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Jamal Mashburn's 1994 S600 - $4,000

2022-01-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Why should I know Jamal? Unknown to me, sports star? Rap singer? Drug cartel owner? ... Car looks cared for, interior seems intact, etc. On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:09 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lifts.

2022-01-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"Need" What a man has when it comes to tools. It's like a woman walking past a shoe shop and not stopping [never happens]. Thus, Kaleb, you need a second lift. You will be happy you have it. On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 3:53 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > What does

Re: [MBZ] Should I Be on My Way to Get This?

2022-01-12 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
It is the holy grail finny.. diesel and manual transmission. There appears to be minimal rust in the pictures. Runs and drives and the interior shows complete and in pretty good shape. Go for it...if it doesn't suit you... give it a martha job and list it on BAT for big bucks. On Wed, Jan 12,

Re: [MBZ] OT: When lithium batteries as cargo goes wrong...

2022-01-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
More careful read of the article says, "It happened in China at a city that is central to electronics mfg... and a Russian freight aircraft Both well known for tight quality control.. right? On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 9:31 AM G Mann wrote: > To be fair, what other material could be transported

Re: [MBZ] OT: When lithium batteries as cargo goes wrong...

2022-01-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
To be fair, what other material could be transported by an air freight carrier that would self ignite and burn so quickly and so hot that it would destroy an airline size plane in minutes, without exploding? Lithium batteries seem the most likely, and by the size and sudden intensity of the fire,

Re: [MBZ] No reserve auction ML250 Bluetec

2022-01-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Just by the pictures it looks to have major A pillar damage. To reconstruct to that level would be a very serious lesson in body reconstruction and in my opinion, the reason it is where it is, for sale. Does it likely have good salvage parts left ? Yes, if you need them, value is there. If you

Re: [MBZ] wow. 1938 Mercedes-Benz,$12,000

2022-01-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I would love to have that car! Add the sales price with a full restore cost and quickly you would be in the $50,000 out of pocket costs.. [or more]. That era of style I've always liked. On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 8:14 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Someone

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In the real world, cold weather sucks the life out of battery reserves. So, at wind chill minus 30, range would be much less... then, how do you heat the car so you can stand to drive and survive... stuck in a snowbank for a couple days with no recharge [real world that happens] you become a well

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1987 Mercedes Benz 300 SDL W126

2022-01-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
at the distance from an aircraft instrument panel, so for really close [tiny print or short access] I use a pair of near vision cheaters built for near microscopic focus. [seldom needed, now that I have them. On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 7:53 AM mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: > On 2022-01-02 09:48, G M

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1987 Mercedes Benz 300 SDL W126

2022-01-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I had it, total success, with minimal healing time. Vision is now restored to 20/20. Both distance and near vision. Did both eyes, 30 days apart. Expensive, but worth every penny. The Doctor I used only does eye surgery, so he has done thousands of patients over the past 30 years. The only glasses

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