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

Re: [MBZ] 560sl spark plug wires

2020-06-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Karlyn are garbage... the wire pulls out from the end too easily. Only wires worth running a 560 are Beru Q4150028: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-ignition-wire-set-beru-q4150028 Jaime On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 6:35 PM Rick Hawkins Java Letterpress Cycles Photon via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] E350 wagon wanted

2020-06-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Can I even post photos up here? Actually, its a public post, so should show up with just a link: https://www.facebook.com/jaimekop/posts/2952965888085235 Jaime On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 8:07 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It’s on his FB page. > > -D > > > On Jun 4,

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio

2020-05-31 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
ant to be.) > > -D > > > > On May 31, 2020, at 6:23 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > Mention you’re a friend of mine! I worked with those guys for years. > > > > On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 11:21 PM Dwight G

Re: [MBZ] Becker radio

2020-05-31 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Mention you’re a friend of mine! I worked with those guys for years. On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 11:21 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I want to get a Becker GP radio for my nephew's,89 560SL as,a,graduation > present. Is,that Becker place in NJ best source or ??? >

Re: [MBZ] W123 Brake master cylinder fallout

2020-05-29 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I’ve sucked fluid out of boosters several times and they continued to work normally. As mentioned, I suspect air in the system still. Perhaps the master cylinder wasn’t bench bled before install. Jaime On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 3:15 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] LWB drug usage

2020-05-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
It looks great and it worth every penny. Except the veggie oil conversion... that really ruins it. On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10:38 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Clutch

2020-05-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Stupid question here: but are you sure the clutch doesn’t work? When the clutch is perfect is these, there is very little feel and resistance in the pedal. On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 5:17 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So the other day I hooked clear line from

Re: [MBZ] Clutch

2020-05-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Did anyone mention you need it bleed it from the slave up? Connect pressure bleeder hose to the slave bleed screw and push fluid in, remove excess from the res as you go. Jaime On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 8:17 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So tonight I got

Re: [MBZ] 240D rehab/clutch

2020-05-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
When the clutches are really good, pressing the pedal does feel like nothing is connected. If the pedal comes back up when you push it down, that’s a really good sign. Jaime On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 5:07 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Got this 81 240D moved

Re: [MBZ] FW: Mercedes 300 SDL Turbo Diesel

2020-05-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Neither of them are correct. On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:53 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Mon, 11 May 2020 20:55:14 -0500 Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > > No, no rod bender but possible cracked head. It has a repaint, trunk > > badges not in the right location, could be nice but

Re: [MBZ] Oh Herr Doktor Booth

2020-05-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Oh man, I forgot about those cartoons. On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 6:32 PM M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Didn't we do a Red Meat cartoon? Something about pancakes? > > -MMM- > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list

Re: [MBZ] Face mask

2020-05-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yep, you keep believing that. On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 8:14 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > https://www.businessinsider.com/americans-dont-need-masks-pence-says-as-demand-increases-2020-2 > > Sent from my iPhone > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] FOR ANDREW: it is a diesel. They last forever and don’t have breakdown in parts like a gasoline engine.

2020-05-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I really like those diesel GLKs. I had one as a company car and didn’t want to give it up. On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 5:49 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah, very nice. I'm closing in on a deal for a 2014 GLK 250 for a lot > less $. > > On Sat, May 9, 2020 at

Re: [MBZ] I found Jaime’s next project

2020-05-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Cool, but too rough. Like Dan, I'd love a 170. especially a diesel! On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 1:23 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/237983814250261/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] 77 280E

2020-04-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Just catching up on this... beware that the M110 isn't like a diesel engine in a W123. Theres lots of emissions control stuff, idle air control, etc. Its all expensive and difficult to work on, since its all under the intake manifold. I'm just finishing up some major work on a 84 280SL which

Re: [MBZ] [Okietalk] MB antifreeze

2020-03-31 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Blue stuff is G48 and replaced yellow G05 at Mercedes years ago. It’s fully compatible with G05 and good for all cars, I use it in everything, even my tractor. Some much newer cars use a pink coolant, so the dealer will stock both. The pink stuff isn’t for use in older cars. On Tue, Mar 31,

Re: [MBZ] Cheap rotors

2020-03-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Some 116 and 107 rotors with a 116 part number are NLA from Mercedes. Just got a set of Ate for a car, still available. Jaime On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:31 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Ritter always said 3-4 stops from 60 to near zero in rapid succession, > then

Re: [MBZ] OT: other effects of wuhan CV

2020-03-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Can you please stop posting this garbage? On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 8:40 AM Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > I heard last friday that a recent USAF retiree friend, who is working > at the sporting goods big box store none of us buy from in Houston. > He said he

Re: [MBZ] OT: C-41 process film/scan services

2020-03-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I used to do quite a bit of film work at home, including C41 and E6 development. C41 is very simple to do at home, even easier than black and white in some ways, since its completely standardized and little you can do to vary the output. Lots of kits are available:

Re: [MBZ] DO OVER - Nice W116 Sedan Nearby

2020-03-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Nice one... I like how these 6 cylinder 116s drive. On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 11:52 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Let’s try this again…a little slower... > > > https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/parrish-1977-mercedes-280se/7091399222.html > < >

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

2020-03-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The lack of AC and the ugly repair done to the rear quarters with the black should keep the price down a bit. On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 10:55 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 1985 300D Euro sedan selling at no reserve. Not getting a lot of > interest. Someone

Re: [MBZ] Carfax please

2020-03-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
FL > Title #0087035257 > Registration issued or renewed > Titled or registered as personal vehicle > Vehicle color noted as White > 3/13/15 > Florida > Motor Vehicle Dept. > Valrico, FL > Title #0087035257 > Registration issued or renewed > Titled or registered as

[MBZ] Carfax please

2020-03-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
An old friend of ours asked me for a Carfax... anyone have an account? Thanks! 4T1BE32K83U120759 -- Jaime Kopchinski http://www.jaimekop.com/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Local 1970 220 doing well on BAT

2020-02-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I think there’s something special about these plain janes cars. Simple, nothing to do but enjoy the suspension, interior quality, feeling of the gearshift, sound of the engine... and enjoy the idea of a simple, slow, low option car built with exceptional quality that can continue running for 50

Re: [MBZ] Running w124 300D with failed alternator?

2020-02-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
All correct. You’ll be fine, not much current draw if you keep the blower and lights off. On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 6:38 PM Max Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Only for idle speed control. > > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > > Feb 5, 2020 6:34:20 PM Dimitri Seretakis via

Re: [MBZ] 1982 240D motor/engine mount replacement

2020-02-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
V is for Front. The V goes forward. On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 7:49 AM dan--- via Mercedes wrote: > I’m pretty sure they should have a notch in them that indexes in a pin or > square sort of projection on the top of the mount. Be sure to get them > aligned before you lower the engine onto the

Re: [MBZ] Cheap 280SE 3.5 W111 coupe on BAT

2020-01-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I actually brokered the sale of this car from the owner to the guy flipping it. We ended up getting much more for it than the owner though it was worth. It'll be interesting to see how much more was left it in. I figured it would end up in Europe somewhere for restoration. I will say, it

Re: [MBZ] Green/green 1993 Mercedes Benz 300Diesel - $3200

2020-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ah, rebuilt title... that would turn me off for fear of resale issues. But its certainly possible they just picked the wrong option when listing. On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > It'd be nice if the sellers find the title, and put the

Re: [MBZ] Green/green 1993 Mercedes Benz 300Diesel - $3200

2020-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I’d be all over this if it was local. The car is well optioned, not just green/green, but I also spy orthopedic seats. I wonder if it has ASD also. As you all probably know by now, I find much more value in these cars than just the price paid. I’ve also found that if you treat cars based on

Re: [MBZ] Question For Jaime

2020-01-15 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The tank has some pits but I will just weld them up if it springs > a leak. > > On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 6:57 AM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > I have two branson ultrasonic cleaners. They're all over ebay for > > reasonable

Re: [MBZ] Question For Jaime

2020-01-15 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I have two branson ultrasonic cleaners. They're all over ebay for reasonable prices. With the right solution, it strips hardware to bare steel!! Jaime On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 12:52 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > What was the ultrasonic parts cleaner that you

Re: [MBZ] 124 lower control arm, rear

2020-01-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You’re best off just getting the whole arm from MB. They’re cheap and come with the inner bushing already. You have the outer pivot bushing? That one seems to wear out the most and needs special tools to get in and out easily. Jaime On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM Curley McLain via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] What is the switch by the shifter?

2020-01-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
European 722.3 transmissions could be had with a sport/normal switch that changed shift behavior Jaime On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 10:49 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear subframe

2020-01-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I had a discussion with my alignment guy last week about this topic. Hes been at it almost 40 years and specializes in european cars. He confirmed that the the links can be torqued down without the spring installed. Its important that the axle is horizontal, as stated in the workshop manual (it

Re: [MBZ] 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 - $6000 (Hanahan)

2020-01-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Steering wheels are easy to change. But whoever put that long piece of hose on the aux air valve has no business working on these cars. On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 10:49 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The steering wheel is a total turnoff > > On Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Re: [MBZ] 124 RF LCA???

2020-01-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
; I suspect trw make the moog or vice versa. They both have the white > boot on the ball joint. > > Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> > > January 2, 2020 at 6:15 AM > > I also buy a lot of stuff from the classic center, they stock a > s

Re: [MBZ] 124 RF LCA???

2020-01-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I also buy a lot of stuff from the classic center, they stock a surprising amount of things. Last friday I had them overnight me connecting rod bolts for a M117, they had them in stock. They can certainly get you these. The control arms are: 1243303407 1243303507 List is around $250 each.

Re: [MBZ] 124 RF LCA???

2020-01-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
20, at 5:52 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > Where did you get them? What brand? > > > > --FT > > > > On 1/1/20 5:36 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote: > >> Lemforder lower control arms are now

Re: [MBZ] 124 RF LCA???

2020-01-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Lemforder lower control arms are now made in Taiwan. I just returned a set for that reason. I put genuine 400E LCAs on instead. Only a few bucks more and superior. Jaime On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Lemforder, or MB. BTW, you

Re: [MBZ] Very nice 210 in NJ with bad transmission pump

2019-12-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
My request hasn’t been accepted yet. How many miles? What colors? On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 10:19 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I had to also. It appears to be a very clean car. 4-matic with minimal > rust. > > > Rick > > > > Original Message > > > >

Re: [MBZ] Very nice 210 in NJ with bad transmission pump

2019-12-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I’ll have a look. First I need to join the W210 facebook group to see the listing! On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 12:39 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I don't know why he doesn't pop in a junkyard tranny, but it looks like > a really nice car. Somebody up NJ way needs

Re: [MBZ] 1980 300SD Drive train vibration

2019-12-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yes, this is true... its likely the center support, not the bearing itself. Its a good idea to replace the flex disc as well. Both can look fine visually and cause issues with vibration. Jaime On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Once

Re: [MBZ] 1980 300SD Drive train vibration

2019-12-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'd put my money on center support bearing and carrier. Jaime On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM ROGER HALE via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Time to consult the brain trust. I've been getting my 1980 300SD > revitalized and back into driving condition. Almost everything is done, >

Re: [MBZ] MB Engine Transplants?

2019-11-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Are you guys trying to say Fahrzeug? As in, car, or driving thing? What about PKW? Personenkraftwagen . On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:01 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:13:52 -0600 Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] MB Engine Transplants?

2019-11-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
There is a company in Scandinavia that has kits for marinzing for Mercedes diesels. Its not too uncommon to see 602s as marine engines in Europe. But they're fairly low output compared to any engine we'd find here in the states in most boats. Its hard to compete with a Mercuriser V8 in terms of

Re: [MBZ] W116 scraping noise on left turns

2019-11-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Motor mounts make sense... fan hitting the fan shroud when the engine shifts in a turn. Inspect the fan and see if its close to the shroud at one point and adjust accordingly as a temporary fix. Jaime On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 12:06 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear suspension part numbers

2019-11-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This reminds me that I have two NOS W124 rear subframes in my basement... I really need to do something with them at some point Jaime On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 10:23 AM Max Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Thanks Dan, good to know. Was easy to do without the tool when it

Re: [MBZ] Clean 300TD on BAT

2019-11-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I think its more like a servo motor that runs the piston in and out. No power = no movement. On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 12:18 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:58:58 -0400 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes > wrote: > > > On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM Randy Benne

Re: [MBZ] Clean 300TD on BAT

2019-11-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I believe nearly all modern cars have this feature now. On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 31/10/2019 9:42 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: > > And for $500 a month, pretty much for the rest of your life, all you > > get is a

Re: [MBZ] Clean 300TD on BAT

2019-10-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
the mindset you have for ownership. Jaime On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 2:54 PM Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > I'm skeptical that this particular car would need all of that. Also, > those are dealership prices. > > On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 2:45 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mer

Re: [MBZ] Clean 300TD on BAT

2019-10-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
. Jaime On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 10:43 AM Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > Why so much? Vacuum sorting and cruise control can be easily done under > $1k if you are the least bit handy. > > On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 7:57 AM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@o

Re: [MBZ] Clean 300TD on BAT

2019-10-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This is definitely the case... buyers know they're going to invest more. This car will probably need $10k in work to be well sorted again. Jaime On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 7:37 AM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 10k was the answer. Seems like it was well bought,

Re: [MBZ] 300D radiator fan shroud on 240D W123

2019-10-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
18.15!! I’m going to order one ASAP! > Kevin in Hillsboro, OR > 1982 240D High Hileage Hilde > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Oct 17, 2019, at 3:45 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > You should also see if they're

Re: [MBZ] 300D radiator fan shroud on 240D W123

2019-10-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You should also see if they're still in stock, list price is $25 for a new one: https://www.mbdirectparts.com/oem-parts/mercedes-benz-fan-shroud-1235050755 I've found most 240D parts to amazingly cheap, actually. I just bought a whole bunch of them. Jaime On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 6:43 PM Jaime

Re: [MBZ] 300D radiator fan shroud on 240D W123

2019-10-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I believe the 240D fans shrouds are deeper than the 300D. It’s possible cracked at the mounting tab at the bottom, or came loose. Failed motor mounts doesn’t help either! Jaime On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:25 PM Kevin Kraly via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The sh***d has hit the

Re: [MBZ] '92 turbo diesel stretch limo on BAT

2019-10-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
t; > > On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > >> I want it. That and a Mog and I would be set. > >> > >> --FT > >> > >> On 10/15/19 10:45 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Me

Re: [MBZ] '92 turbo diesel stretch limo on BAT

2019-10-15 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The rust... so frightening. On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A lotta car for very little money, so far... > > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-mercedes-benz-300d-2/?utm_source=dailymail_medium=email_campaign=2019-10-15 >

Re: [MBZ] Toyota Hilux?

2019-10-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
It’s funny, I find myself having exactly the opposite problem with my father in the last every years. He doesn’t give my suggestions any weight, but if a complete stranger makes the same suggestion then he calls to tell me about it. Best recent example is his purchase of a sports car. For a few

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