Re: [MBZ] Wow

2022-05-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Wow that insane. The driver's door doesn't look bad... seems possible the driver might have actually survived. Hopefully no one else was in the car. Jaime On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 9:01 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Purchasing a new battery for my W123 wagon

2022-05-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
$177 is current list price for those batteries. I buy them pretty often! On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:12 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The battery on my 1983 300TD kicked the bucket, and when I priced Advance > Auto the cheapest replacement was $200. Yikes. >

Re: [MBZ] Keyless entry

2022-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I believe it was first available in the W140 in the form of a credit card, but integrated into the key for W211/W220 generation of cars where it was optional. Jaime On Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 8:47 AM mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: > Anybody (Jaime) know when this feature was implemented? > > I

Re: [MBZ] A new reality of working on cars

2022-04-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You get used to gloves... there's little I can't do with them now. It's nice to keep your hands clean and somewhat protected, but also consider the long term benefits. Constant exposure to ancient oil, grease and dirt isn't good for your long-term chances of getting cancer. On Sun, Apr 10,

Re: [MBZ] Mint condition filthy carpets! 1985 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $10, 000

2022-03-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thats a gem... low miles, 85, and factory velour. I'd pay $10k On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 10:38 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > And covered with a blue tarp! > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1071961450017076 > > -- > --FT > > >

Re: [MBZ] Speaking of fancy MB stuff -

2022-02-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Amazing stuff... and the video was posted summer of 2020! This is what the S class is... the best of the best. On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 4:32 PM OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Watch this video of the S-class. They almost figured out the side crash > situation. They only raise the car 8cm - they

Re: [MBZ] 300D from Star Motors on BAT

2022-02-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This one was a diamond in the rough. In reality, better than many which have sold for much more. Was a great deal for the buyer On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Was in severe accident; cc doesn't work; light ivory/palomino. > >

Re: [MBZ] Something for Jamie's kids

2022-02-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its the right color! On Tue, Feb 8, 2022 at 6:53 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Must be a Euro model, it's RHD. No cloth seats, though. > > -D > > From: Mercedes on behalf of Curt Raymond > via Mercedes > Sent: Tuesday,

Re: [MBZ] 1967 W109 300SEL 2.8 - $19,000

2022-02-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Very special car, and a reasonable price. On Sat, Feb 5, 2022 at 6:20 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That is a very vivid blue. > > WTH is a "stainless steel time valve manufacturing system" is that a > early-generation flux capacitor? > > >

[MBZ] Rusty

2022-02-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I've heard he might have passed away this week... anyone hear anything? Jaime ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Garage heating options

2022-01-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The units with parts needed (linesets, etc) would run about $9-10k wholesale for all three units (I got some Fujitsu quotes recently). The rest of the money is labor and the warranty. This is why I installed my own... I figured the warranty wasn't worth it. I bought all the pro tools needed,

Re: [MBZ] Garage heating options

2022-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I have a minisplit in my garage and find it to be great solution. The initial goal was heat, but the AC is a real luxury. The dehumidifying feature is also really useful in early spring Jaime On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:43 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Opinion on W140 series?

2022-01-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I love my W140, a 96 S420. So much so that after selling it last year, I bought it back! The ride and comfort is on par with the modern S class. I find it to be quite easy to work on as well. The complexity doesn't scare me, as its nothing compared to modern cars, but is a lot if you're coming

Re: [MBZ] E250 Bluetec CEL

2022-01-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Likely for the adblue... the tank is heated and the fluid is pumped. On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 2:28 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > CEL for a 2014 E250 Bluetec sedan I am might possibly purchase was > diagnosed as "reduction agent heater and reduction agent

Re: [MBZ] My Tolerance

2022-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You have a wagon for sale? I know a few ravenous wagon buyers if you’re looking to unload. On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 3:43 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You should by my 300TD wagon. I no what I got. > > On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 3:41 PM dan penoff.com via

Re: [MBZ] Air in inline filter?

2022-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its normal to have air in the filter, but if you see an active stream of bubbles coming into the filter then you have a leak somewhere between the filter and the tank. That section of the system is under suction from the lift pump, so it could suck in air somewhere But loss of power is usually

Re: [MBZ] M117 Longevity

2022-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yep, all comes down to how it's cared for. The problem with high mileage cars like this is people really start to reduce the maintenance needed. It should be on its second or third front end rebuild, second or third timing chain, etc. People don't see the value in doing things like this over

[MBZ] Cold Start Video

2022-01-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This is entertaining: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-mercedes-benz-300sd-20/ They posted a cold start video where she doesn't wait for the glow plugs, and the car parked in the middle of an empty parking lot. I suspect they're just clueless rather than trying to fool someone. --

Re: [MBZ] 87 300D tach & cluster lights

2022-01-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The bulbs typically last forever... there are more issues with dirty contacts than the bulbs themselves, which LEDs won't solve. Keep the look original, it worked for 30+ years, it'll continue to work. On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:16 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Hey Jaime you’re the expert I think

2022-01-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I emailed you the manual... its a bit large, let me know if you get it. On Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:40 AM Jaime Kopchinski wrote: > Hm... despite having developed and tested that system for several years of > my life, I'm having trouble remembering the details! (I've worked on too > many in the

Re: [MBZ] Hey Jaime you’re the expert I think

2022-01-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hm... despite having developed and tested that system for several years of my life, I'm having trouble remembering the details! (I've worked on too many in the last 15 years since) but lets try. If the position information at the bottom of the map is showing 9 satellites, then its probably

Re: [MBZ] Gray market W126 500SEL

2021-12-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yeah, the video suggests he really doesn't know much about these cars, or what makes this one special. The velour, the engine protection plate, the aluminum rear trailing arms, all very cool stuff worth talking about. And I don't understand how he can't mention that eye sore of an air pump

Re: [MBZ] Lathes?

2021-12-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'm running a variable frequency drive to power an old 3 phase compressor I got for next to nothing. Pretty cool device. Not only does it output 3 phase power, but you can completely configure it. For example, you can ramp up with frequency on startup or shutdown for smoother starts, or run it

Re: [MBZ] Insane money for a 380SL

2021-12-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Had a double row chain... On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 10:55 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-mercedes-benz-380sl-69/ > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Lift oil drain bucket

2021-12-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I’ve got the big one with the air connection to remove the oil and it’s quite good, also based on Jono’s recommendation. Get at least two high lift stands, one isn’t enough.You can support one end of the car while you lift something on the other end to ensure you don’t disrupt the balance

Re: [MBZ] The 300SD is home

2021-12-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its here: https://cdn.w116.org/cd/Maintenance/My72/170.pdf 5.9 liters for a change. 300SD is a 116.120 and has a 722.120 auto transmission. Jaime On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 5:24 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 10 Dec 2021 16:47:54 -0500 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] The 300SD is home

2021-12-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Service manual is available here: https://handbook.w116.org Trans fluid change should be about the same procedure as the 300D 2.5, just easier to work on the W116 since things aren't so tight. Use Febi 08971 ATF. Same for the power steering. Good luck! Jaime On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Re: [MBZ] Citric acid flush

2021-11-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yes, you need to de-oil the system first. Laundry detergent is good since it doesn’t bubble up much. On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 10:05 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > OK thanks. Don't want anything too foamy I guess, I don't have any > powder detergent, can you

Re: [MBZ] Continental Radio

2021-11-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I have these in a bunch of Mercedes and my Porsche. They're great for the money. Same harness (ISO DIN) as the factory in a 95 E320, but you need to swap the switched and permanent power pins. Jaime On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 5:18 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] I now own a 116

2021-11-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Wonderful car, good luck! I think the minor cosmetic issues kept the price down, but this will be an outstanding classic with a bit of sorting. I've had one for a long time now, 12 years? Still our family favorite, especially for long road trips. Good luck! Jaime On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] Turned in my notice

2021-10-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I agree with Dan... A few hints to your manager and/or HR before you get to the point of looking for another job is a better way to go. If they have the idea you're a flight risk and they value you, it gives them a chance to do something without burning bridges and labels. We do it pretty

Re: [MBZ] One For Jaime or Kaleb

2021-10-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
And Hydraulic brakes! I wonder if it’s really a CE and not a C On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 9:58 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It has overdrive... > > On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 1:44 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > > > >

Re: [MBZ] A Manual Coupe

2021-09-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I owned one and found it to be quite wonderful to drive with a stick. Noticeably more powerful than a 240D... less issues up steep hills. Very quick off the line, faster than a turbo as it has no turbo lag. I recently drove a very late euro 300D with a 722.4 in it and also found it really nice

Re: [MBZ] OT: VDO mechanical clock cleaning/lubrication

2021-09-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I've repaired many, but never had one keep accurate time over any significant period of time. Now I just repair them so they work because I like how they sound. (crunch, tick tick tick tick tick...). I just set the time each time I get into the car. On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:28 PM Allan Streib

Re: [MBZ] W115 front subframe bushings

2021-08-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
re difficult to get good ones. > Do you suggest just getting whatever I can and live with the idea that > they are not going to last as long as the existing ones? > > Randy > > On 30/08/2021 10:50 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote: > > The bolts that go through the cen

Re: [MBZ] W115 front subframe bushings

2021-08-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The bolts that go through the center of the mounts are the most risky. As Dan said, soak them. The unique captured nut they spin into can be damaged if the bolt is rusted to it and you try to remove it aggressively. I don't find it to be a problem very often. There is a torque spec for those

Re: [MBZ] OT: Henri sucks

2021-08-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
We ended up with about 5 inches of rain since yesterday. My road is still flooded a few miles down. Winds were not so severe. All seemed to be as predicted Saturday, actually. It's very difficult to predict this stuff more than a day in advance. On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 10:25 AM Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] 123 part search

2021-08-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Perfect example of MB stepping up and building new parts that were previously NLA. And they say MB doesn’t care…. On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 6:07 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yes rare. Classic center said they just remade some. It is for a friend of > mine. Mine

Re: [MBZ] Well I’m booked to NYC

2021-08-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
seem pricey. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Aug 10, 2021, at 6:35 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > Best time of year to see NYC is late January or early Feb, if you don't > > mind the snow. I remember Janet and I

Re: [MBZ] Well I’m booked to NYC

2021-08-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Best time of year to see NYC is late January or early Feb, if you don't mind the snow. I remember Janet and I were walking around one cold night (back when she lived there before we were married) and we walked by Rockefeller plaza. Some guy at the door was announcing there was no line and no

Re: [MBZ] Vredestein tires, any good?

2021-08-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I have Vredesteins on several of my cars and like them quite a bit. I run tubes in the 13" ponton wheels (1959 219) and tubeless in everything else. Jaime On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 10:51 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah mine are tubeless, and the Vredesteins at

Re: [MBZ] Glow plugs loop style

2021-08-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Is this like points or something? Forgive me for my ignorance! > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Aug 2, 2021, at 9:11 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > &g

Re: [MBZ] Glow plugs loop style

2021-08-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Pry the relay open and clean the contacts with emery cloth and deoxit. Thats most likely the issue. Jaime On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 2:31 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > My brother’s 78 240D with series type plugs doesn’t start without > excessive cranking. The

Re: [MBZ] OM617 motor mounts

2021-07-14 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yes, they also need to be replaced. Critical part of the system. On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 11:50 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Getting ready to change motor mounts on my 300SD. I have the rubber > mounts, but I was looking at it tonight and there are some small >

Re: [MBZ] Lb7 injectors

2021-07-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
So how are you going to get rid of the pure diesel smell? On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 7:55 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It’s NOT smoking. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jul 13, 2021, at 2:42 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > >

Re: [MBZ] Flip For Dan

2021-06-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Fog lights. It needs fog lights. On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 7:54 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It looks pretty clean. Wonder what it needs? > > On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 5:47 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Advertised in

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
, at 10:11 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > VIN: WDBEB28D0LB242197 > > Thank you! > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > >> On Jun 17, 2021, at 9:45 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Probably easier to find it on the data card. Chat me the VIN and i'll get it for you. On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 9:42 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Where do I find on om602 300D? > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
tly I see 12' as > the minimum. In theory I could box out another 2' of height over the > center bay, but that would be more $$$$. > > Allan > > Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes writes: > > > Allan, > > Trial and error and some common sense! > > > > I have a

Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Allan, Trial and error and some common sense! I have a Mohawk asymmetrical lift and a balanced load isn't always obvious due to the angle of the columns. But you can determine if you're heavy in one direction or the other based on the load felt on some of the rollers. Jaime On Tue, Jun 8,

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

2021-06-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thats an excellent price already for a very rare car. Not for the faint of heart. But I see a lot of positives there. On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 11:26 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A little rough but could be interesting at a lower price > >

Re: [MBZ] One For Jaime

2021-05-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
That looks pretty decent! On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 7:27 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/761634904737324 > > Rick > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] E53

2021-05-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Everyone loves to stay stuff like this, but they’re really quite reliable. All the same comments were made when we launched the w211 18 years ago and now they’re just good used cars. Technology exists in modern cars, get over it! On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 3:55 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > In

Re: [MBZ] Somebody like Jaime or poos needs to buy this

2021-05-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
No connection to Daimler Benz there! On Sat, May 22, 2021 at 9:10 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/260778659073393/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To

Re: [MBZ] M617 engine test?

2021-05-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I think you're overthinking this. The car isn't a top dollar car. Take a cold start video, and maybe one of those silly videos of the oil cap dancing and just sell it. Jaime On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 3:06 PM Max Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Another engine health test:

Re: [MBZ] M617 engine test?

2021-05-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Compression test is the best. What colors is the wagon? I might be able to connect you with some guys in my area who are looking. Jaime On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I'm moving toward a decision to auction off my 380K 1983

Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi John, It’s not terribly difficult can you definitely need the car raised up a bit to get under it. It’s something that’s pretty straightforward on a lift, so any competent shop should be able to do it if your not up for it. Just be sure genuine MB parts are used. Lots of shops cut corners

Re: [MBZ] 240D Shifter

2021-05-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
HI John, Most likely the bushings on each end of the shift rods (there are three of them, so 6 bushings) are probably gone. This causes the levers on the shifter to end up in odd places and occasionally jam. There are also bushing in the shifter itself that can contribute to the problem. Best

Re: [MBZ] 116 300SD starter

2021-05-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
There is no starter relay. You either have connection issues with the battery or ignition switch, or a bad starter. There is no easy place to jump the starter terminal 50 like later cars, you need to go directly to the starter Jaime On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 11:18 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ah, that I don't know. On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Wait, is the Rotary made in China! I thought Indiana. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Apr 13, 2021, at 8:46 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
With installation, you're 3/4 of the way to an american made Mohawk thats much more substantial. Why pay so much for chinese stuff when you can get a better American product for a little more? On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 7:55 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] I bought this to keep the roads clear of downed trees, but it is is too much machine for me 1987 Mercedes-Benz unimog, $19, 000

2021-04-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Looks like a good deal. Diesel is likely an OM352. Very capable, but not something you want to take a long highway trip in. On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:37 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It looks like it would do the job > >

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
eb Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > > I just got done using my big JD 4044m to dig out the gravel that washed > out of one of the driveways and fill it back in. I think my loader can > pickup 2k or more lbs. I know it can lift the

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Gravel and rocks are really heavy... I have a Kubota BX2730 with a loader. I think its rated to pick up 800lbs. Tractor is about 1400 lbs, add in the deck, loader, and a 400lbs scraper on the rear (for counter weight) and its over 2000 lbs. It can pick up a load of gravel, but you can feel its

Re: [MBZ] Heated seats in a 116 300SD?

2021-04-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Very rare On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 9:09 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > How rare are heated seats in a 116 300 SD? > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] 1979 450SLC 5.0 - 90k miles - $15,900

2021-03-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
They're finally going up in value! Grey market only, so the MPH speedo isn't original (and is really wrong for this year of 107) in this car. Interior is poorly redone also. I had one a few years ago. Its in the Philippines now. Jaime On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM Allan Streib via

Re: [MBZ] On the Subject of Early MB Slushbox Shifters...

2021-03-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Before 1968 or so, there was no standard in automatic shifters. This resulted in people getting run over because drivers were unfamiliar with all the various types of automatic shifters, especially in situations like valet parking where someone may drive many types of cars in a short period of

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Rare 66 250SE mercedes

2021-03-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I bet this car has a 280SE engine in it. Oil cooler is just hanging out there. 250SE should have a water-oil cooler on the left side engine mount arm. Jaime On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 9:21 AM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Looks somewhat tidy. Is that type of fuel

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'm not aware of any additional insurance increases, although we have two fireplaces already, so I'm sure thats built into the premium. The wood burning insert is installed in one of the fireplaces. Its a masonry chimney in the center of the house with a stainless liner for the insert. Overall

Re: [MBZ] Holy crack copart car

2021-02-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
No info in the data card for that one... On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 9:40 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > WDB12313010310803 > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 16, 2021, at 7:45 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okieb

Re: [MBZ] Holy crack copart car

2021-02-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Might be a 5 speed. You have the whole vin? On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:07 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > After auction fees its up to well over a grand, for this pile of crap. > Maybe I should start listing cars on Copart. > > > 1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 - Copart

Re: [MBZ] Anybody need a 4.5?

2021-02-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > As soon as you do, you will need it. > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > > > On Feb 12, 2021, at 6:28 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: &

Re: [MBZ] OT heat pump aux heat

2021-02-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
We have a Jotul wood insert which is outstanding. Its been cold, under freezing for a few days for the most part. I heat with my minisplits and the wood insert, but the large 3 zone split stopped working earlier this week. This meant we were running with one 12k split on one end of the house

Re: [MBZ] Anybody need a 4.5?

2021-02-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its funny, I have a 4.5 engine in my garage too, from a 300SEL 4.5. Must be a lot of 4.5s sitting around. I'd really like to find another home for it! On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 5:57 PM Peter Frederick via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > If you need an M117 I have a 1974 sitting in the

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1980 Mercedes 240D

2021-02-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thats what china blue is supposed to look like! Often it gets faded and oxidized. On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 9:58 AM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > What is the name of this color? I love this color. > > Bob R > > > > > > 1980 Mercedes 240D > > > > >

Re: [MBZ] M117 chain tensioner priming

2021-02-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
There are different styles... I forget exactly what the 117 tensioner looks like at this second. 617 tensiors ratchet. I've got a M100/130/180 tensioner on my desk here thats hydraulic only. They suck in oil from a little pool they sit it and build tension from movement of the chain. On Sun,

Re: [MBZ] M117 chain tensioner priming

2021-02-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Best thing to do is crank the engine without letting it start to build oil pressure. You can just pull the wire off the coil. Many mechanics do this when changing the oil so the engine doesn’t run without pressure to the tensioner. Even better, remove the plugs also and crank it. The engine

Re: [MBZ] it’s lemon Manufacturing buy back from the Mercedes 2017 Mercedes GTSAMG - $85,900 (Charlotte)

2021-02-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The modifications bother me more than the buy back. Cars can be bought back for lots of reasons, many of them not very serious at the end of the day. On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 3:32 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 240D linkage parts

2021-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
There are at least three versions of the linkage on the 240D, and some of it is NLA. My 80 has the version with a level on the valve cover that has an integrated piece of rubber (which was later moved to the firewall). That piece is NLA, and mine is starting to tear. Might have to enlist the 3D

Re: [MBZ] W111 coupe dilemma

2021-01-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its a shame the 63 is the solid one. Those early cars with their funky single circuit disc brakes don't really give me much confidence. So many improvements in the car overall by 1967. But, being solid is far more important. I don't think the slight swap is a big deal, shouldn't be significant

Re: [MBZ] Memphis

2021-01-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
He's not the guy selling hood stacks and reposting information to drive traffic to his site, thats someone else. I think Alex has actually come a long way and seems to be really doing his homework on these cars. Hes certainly making an effort. If he's not far from you, he might be a good choice

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

2021-01-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Don’t bother with a diesel purge, your highway drive was better for it than any purge! Valve adjustment is critical. On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:51 PM Donald Snook via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Jim wrote: > > “Even my W115 200D would maintain 85mph floored on the flats. >

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

2021-01-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I agree, if you had it floored most of the time something is wrong. While they’re not fast, they should easily get up to highway speed to the point that you have to back off unless you encounter a steep hill. Keeping the pedal down will bring you to 85-90mph pretty easily. Start with linkage,

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
As mentioned, it's the rheostat. You can wiggle it back and forth carefully for several minutes and you might get lucky and get the lights to come on a bit. The real fix is to take it apart and clean the contacts well. If the resistive coil inside has come out of its place in the ceramic body,

Re: [MBZ] Serious question that does not need to turn into a political baby fest

2021-01-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I hate to get involved in these conversations but consider this: Perhaps what you're seeing is actually designed to increase division between left and right by reinforcing their preconceived notion people already have as the "enemy" on the other side. Remember that social media runs on extremes,

Re: [MBZ] You know what I learned after almost a year?

2021-01-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You can burn a CD with mp3s and play it in the CDC. And the head unit too. On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 2:45 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > THe 211 wagon has a 6 disc CD changer right below the head unit, hidden > behind a panel with switches, you push the little

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

2021-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I run 195/70R14 Michelin Defenders on all my W123s, and all my other 14" cars for that matter. The original size is 175R14 on a 240D, which is much taller than 175/70R14. 195 70 14 is quite close and fits well. Plus, they're actually good tires. Not so many good choices in that size anymore.

Re: [MBZ] 1981 300D, NA. $4,500, 167k miles

2021-01-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Agreed, looks like a steal for the money. Very clean body and interior, everything can be fixed. I'd jump on that in a second. On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 9:31 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Looks to be in nice shape. > > >

Re: [MBZ] W124 603 Post Fuel Filter Change

2021-01-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I agree with Kaleb, you’re all over thinking this. Just crank with your foot half on the accelerator until it starts. If your battery or starter dies doing this, it was already going to fail. Jaime On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 3:48 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I

Re: [MBZ] At the grocery store

2020-12-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its an M130... long crank for a warm start is common on those mechanically fuel injected engines. Not really a big deal. Jaime On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > When he started the thing it sounded like sh*t, and it took some

Re: [MBZ] Here's a Nice W211

2020-12-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
2003 models don't carry much value as they had some early issues. I bet that one still has the Audio 50 cassette deck head unit in it! Jaime On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 12:56 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The guy has been pushing this on CL for the last couple of

Re: [MBZ] Stupid money 300TD -- 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel, $5, 000

2020-12-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Either way, worth at least $5k all day long. On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 5:57 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Is the hood bent? > > RB > > On 17/12/2020 4:26 PM, Frederick Moir via Mercedes wrote: > > Low in the rear and different plates front and rear. > > IMO > >

Re: [MBZ] 5g speeds

2020-12-15 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Here you go: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/12/14/2124229/heres-the-5g-glossary-every-american-is-apparently-going-to-need Confused yet? On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 5:08 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 5G is very limited and practically line of sight, so if you’re

Re: [MBZ] Oldest Mercedes with screen display

2020-10-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
> > I can’t imagine defining a car to buy by the telematics. > Oh Dan, I can :-) ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Chain Saw Recommendations

2020-09-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
7 years ago I purchased a new Stihl chain saw. I've used it maybe once a year since for storm clean up, etc. I use ethanol fuel in it, I don't drain the fuel between uses. In other words, I don't go out of my way to keep it running. But I always mix stabilizer in with the fuel, and only use

Re: [MBZ] W116 windshield glass

2020-08-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Last W108 glass I got was from Pilkinton Classics. It was a Sigla branded windshield, very nice. Pilkington Classics – Automotive Glass for Classic, Exotic, and Collectible Cars: Phone +1 800-848-1351 On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 9:24 AM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On

Re: [MBZ] 42kmi 2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 Wagon 4D - $5000

2020-08-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thats a steal at that price... I'd be over in a second if it were local. W210 wagons are the next ones coming up (surprisingly) https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-mercedes-benz-e320-7/ Jaime On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:31 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A

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

2020-07-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
We lived in fear of leaving the house here in NJ and look at our numbers and the rest of the New York Cory area... lock down has been very successful. Saying otherwise is ignoring scientifically proven facts for political agenda. If we have a chance of fighting this, we all need to change our

Re: [MBZ] Working on A/C systems

2020-06-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Last time I bought a 30lb bottle of R134a it was $100 at the local auto parts store. This comes out to $3.33/lb compared $8.33/lb buying those 12oz cans. Lots of savings to buy a proper refrigerant scale to use it. Jaime On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Tue, 23

Re: [MBZ] 560sl spark plug wires

2020-06-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
> Beru if available would be far better than Karlyn, for sure. I was > assuming they were not on the list of available options. And yes, my > experiences with Karlyn, as previously stated, have not been good. > > -D > > > On Jun 6, 2020, at 8:35 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Merc

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