Re: [MBZ] W116 driveshaft carrier bearing failure symptoms

2022-06-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Take a closer look at the other side.  The extreme failure is when they
break, but before that the little ball joints on each end develop play and
make knocking noise.  That's when they need replacement.

Jaime


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> Parts arrived from FCP Euro and I replaced the broken link today.
>
> I ordered two, but only replaced the broken one which was on the driver's
> side. Hanging on to the other one as a spare.
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2022, at 4:27 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > Ding ding! Looks like this is the winner. Thanks!
> >
> > Allan
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 8:24 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Broken rear sway bar link will cause this. When you turn, the end of the
> >> bar rubs against the wheel and makes noise.
> >>
> >> Jaime
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Would a screeching/metallic rubbing noise on turns possibly be
> explained
> >>> by this?
> >>>
> >>> When it failed in my W123 it was more of a clunking noise as the
> >>> driveshaft was flopping around.
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Re: [MBZ] Oh, thank heaven.

2022-06-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Still believing everything you see on the internet?

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/21/1106450478/this-7-eleven-isnt-charging-7-11-for-gas-elon-musk-twitter-reddit


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> And it's not even the 11th of July yet...
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Re: [MBZ] W116 driveshaft carrier bearing failure symptoms

2022-06-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Broken rear sway bar link will cause this. When you turn, the end of the
bar rubs against the wheel and makes noise.

Jaime


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> Would a screeching/metallic rubbing noise on turns possibly be explained
> by this?
>
> When it failed in my W123 it was more of a clunking noise as the
> driveshaft was flopping around.
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Re: [MBZ] Japanese NSU Copy

2022-06-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I think John’s a good guy and doing good work.  I hooked him up with the MB
part numbers off the Klann compressor kit I have to see if he could source
them that way.

Jaime


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> This guy is specifically looking for a Klann.
> See the 123 FB group.
> John Woods.
> MB flipper, trying to be Dean Laumbach.
>
>
> Rick
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>
> On 2022-06-03 11:50, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:
> > Sorry for sending you down the rabbit hole Mitch.
> > I went down the rabbit hole last night trying to find a Klann spring
> > compressor for sale.
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>
> I've got a Chicomm with W124 and W140 plates.
> Don't know if it fits W123.
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Re: [MBZ] Japanese NSU Copy

2022-06-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
That a pretty interesting car, can't say I've seen one around here.

Too bad it has a piston engine...

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> One for Jaime.
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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


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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!

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> The battery on my 1983 300TD kicked the bucket, and when I priced Advance
> Auto the cheapest replacement was $200.  Yikes.
>
> On a hunch I called my Mercedes Roadside tech (fellow gardener) and he told
> me to call the 800 number and request a jump start/battery replacement.
> The cost would be $177 + tax, and includes free installation for a genuine
> MB battery.  What a deal.  A rare example of a dealer undercutting the
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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


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> Anybody (Jaime) know when this feature was implemented?
>
> I like it, a lot.
> Nothing like finding out the fob batteries are dead when you haven't
> driven the car in a couple of months.
>
> The story I heard:
> One day, without explanation, Benz started programming the key to "turn
> off" if you hit the lock button twice. It was a feature to save battery
> power if you wouldn't be using the key, and prevent spoofing (after
> those pesky youtube videos came out). Press any button and it turns back
> on. Many many (many) people were in the habit of hitting "lock" a few
> times as they walked away from the car, only to walk back up and the
> door handle won't work. Dig out the key, hit a button, everything works
> again!
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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.



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> I hate working with gloves.
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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

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> And covered with a blue tarp!
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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 
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> Watch this video of the S-class. They almost figured out the side crash
> situation. They only raise the car 8cm - they should have it jump high
> enough that the other car drives under it!
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10gHrOrlL8
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> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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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

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> Was in severe accident; cc doesn't work; light ivory/palomino.
>
> Currently at $8K.  Neil DuBay still has cachet.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Something for Jamie's kids

2022-02-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its the right color!

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> Must be a Euro model, it's RHD. No cloth seats, though.
>
> -D
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Re: [MBZ] 1967 W109 300SEL 2.8 - $19,000

2022-02-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Very special car, and a reasonable price.

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> That is a very vivid blue.
>
> WTH is a "stainless steel time valve manufacturing system" is that a
> early-generation flux capacitor?
>
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[MBZ] Rusty

2022-02-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I've heard he might have passed away this week... anyone hear anything?

Jaime
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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, which didn't cost all that much.  I'm going on 8 years since
installing my first unit, still going strong.  I think the warranty would
have been 7 years.

Jaime


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> I had a heating contractor who specializes in mini splits come today. He
> feels that I need 2 20K btu units for the ground floor and one 15K btu unit
> for the open loft and with their own compressors so three single zone
> units. He estimated $18,000-20,000. Seems pricey.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jan 27, 2022, at 6:11 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >
> > The downside is a typical concrete garage or shop floor is a lot of
> mass. Unless you use the shop often enough to justify keeping it heated all
> the time, you'll need to start heating it hours (at least) in advance --
> maybe the night before. If you get a sudden unplanned opportunity for some
> shop time, you'll be cold. On the upside, the heat will be very steady and
> comfortable, with no drafts.
> >
> > Also if you are doing this as new construction, you'll want insulation
> under the concrete pad, so you aren't trying to heat the earth underneath.
> >
> >
> >> On Thu, Jan 27, 2022, at 6:02 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Heated floor is the way to go, takes less heat to stay warm and you
> >> don’t get condensation of the floor in the spring.
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> >>> If I were building a shop from scratch, I would put hydronic heating
> in the concrete floor, with an OWB (outdoor wood boiler) and natural gas or
> propane boiler backup. Even if the shop is 45 degrees, a warm floor would
> make a world of difference.
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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


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> Yes but is a heat pump or mini split suitable for my specific garage
> scenario?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jan 26, 2022, at 10:39 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> > I am pretty much a heat pump believer. Even during the coldest months
> with some days it running almost non stop for a day at a time our highest
> electric bill is maybe $250. With natural gas the gas bill would probably
> be close to that plus another $100-$150 electric bill.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Jan 26, 2022, at 8:56 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> The nice thing about heat pumps is you essentially get AC "for free".
> Where you are they should be good for all but the coldest nights. Since
> you're talking electric heat in the bathrooms anyway (I'd say drain one of
> them for the winter) then let the place go cold on those really cold nights
> to save $$.
> >>
> >> Alternately get the wells sunk to do a geothermal heat pump and use
> them for both the house and garage but that's a big  upfront cost...
> >>
> >> -Curt
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 09:52:34 AM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via
> Mercedes  wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> I need to get heat in my garage. It is roughly 24x54 and located in
> midcoast Maine. The ceiling is well insulated, most walls are 2x4 but some
> are 2x6 and they are/will be insulated. Height to peak of vaulted ceiling
> is 26 feet for most of it with exception of a small area that has lower
> ceiling. There will be two bathrooms. One on ground floor and one in
> partial loft. Loft will be open to the rest of the garage so essentially
> one big open space minus bathrooms. Thinking of small electric baseboard
> units in bathrooms.
> >>
> >> I’m getting differing opinions, some people say Modine with either
> propane or natural gas and others say heat pumps. I’m still waiting on a
> couple of heat pump contractors to give me their opinions. Any thoughts?
> >>
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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
from the W123 mindset.  I took it on a 2000 mile road trip in November and
got 23mpg.

Diesels were OM603 and only the early years... 300SD 92-3 and S350 94-5,
but all the same engine.  Not many good ones left, they all seem to be well
used at this point.  The peanut gallery will scare you about bent rods, but
at this point in the cars life most of them are fixed or not an issue.

For gas ones, the 96 later cars are more desirable.  722.6 5 speed trans is
a great improvement, better climate control, lots of smaller updates.

I say go for it, despite what Pierre says.

Jaime


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> What is the general consensus on the W140 cars? I like how they look, but
> how are they as far as reliabilty, and feasibilty of doit-yourself
> maintenance and repairs? How easy (or not) is it to find a diesel model? Is
> the OM606 is preferable to the OM603?
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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.

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> CEL for a 2014 E250 Bluetec sedan I am might possibly purchase was
> diagnosed as "reduction agent heater and reduction agent pump."  Anybody
> know what these are for and how costly?
>
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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 <
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> You should by my 300TD wagon.  I no what I got.
>
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 3:41 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> > It’s clearly endemic and quite common on FB. I would suggest that it’s a
> > requirement for participating, but that would be painting with a rather
> > broad brush to include people I know aren’t that way.
> >
> > -D
> >
> > On Jan 19, 2022, at 3:37 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
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> >
> > For stupid is waning. Especially FB sellers. I'm looking for a beater
> for
> > someone, so I am looking at cheap cars. These people are morons. They are
> > incapable of even answering simple questions.
> >
> > Ugh.
> >
> > Rick
> >
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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 related to fuel filters, especially the
primary spin on filter.  Change them and you're likely to see improvement.
Also consider changing the pick up screen in the tank and its hose too if
you don't know when it was last done.

Jaime


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> I’m noticing that the 2.5 turbo is losing power at higher revs. Looking at
> the inline filter (which needs to be changed along with the main filter)
> I’m noticing air bubbles. Is this normal and how does this happen? Breach
> in fuel line maybe, delivery valve seals?
>
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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
250-300k miles so the cars start falling apart.  But, if you keep fixing
them, they'll keep running.

Theres a really ugly looking 300D for sale around here thats been sitting
in a garage for 20 years.  Looks like the interior is moldy, body is a
mess.  I spoke to the guy and he said "I guess its a 6 digit odometer with
tenths because it reads 572xxx".  He also told me there has been lots of
interest in the car so he raised the price.  I told him he has a car with
over half a million miles and if someones going to give him anything for
it, take it and run!  But to get to mileage like that, it took a pretty
special owner with a long-term view of ownership.

Jaime


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> I think at that age and miles it's all down to how well it was cared for.
>
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2022, at 7:53 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > How confident would you be about the condition of an M117 (1988 560SEL)
> > that had nearly 300k on the clock? One owner, New Jersey car.
> >
> > Just curious….
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[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.



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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.

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> That’s one of my complaints when it comes to the “LED conversions” for
> older vehicles. I pay close attention to the color temperature of the LEDs,
> as higher = whiter/bluer.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jan 10, 2022, at 8:45 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >
> > True, though when I got my Element I think every bulb but maybe one was
> burned out. The LEDs were OK, my main issues were that even though I
> ordered "white" LEDS, the light had a bluish cast which I didn't care for.
> Also the light did not seem to spread very well, so the instruments were
> unevenly illuminated with brighter and dimmer areas.
> >
> > The lighting was definitely usable and adequate, but I wasn't 100%
> satisfied.
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, at 10:38 AM, Curt Raymond wrote:
> >>
> >> How good you think LEDs are probably depends on what you started with.
> The dash lighting in a 123 stinks to begin with so the improved lighting on
> the LEDs made a good improvement.
> >>
> >> -Curt
> >>
> >> On Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:33:02 AM EST, Allan Streib via Mercedes
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> >>
> >>
> >> I tried LED dash bulbs in one of my Honda cars, and was not impressed.
> But maybe it was the bulbs. Also they are diodes, so polarity matters, but
> the bulb sockets are not polarized. So you have a 50:50 chance that the
> bulb will be in "backwards" and you'll have to turn it 180 degrees.
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2022, at 10:40 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> The tach is squirrelly in the 87 300D.  It has been constantly jumping
> >>> up to about true rpm then down somewhere below that, sometimes to 0
> with
> >>> no pattern.  I tried a couple years ago to remove and tighten the dash
> >>> ground, with no difference.  I know the EDS is bad.   I know the tach
> >>> signal goes through the EDS, then to the tach, so it is possible the
> EDS
> >>> is causing the problem.   On the 123/OM617, the fault is usually the
> >>> ground, but this seems to be something different.  Anyone got
> >>> suggestions what to look for or how to cure this?
> >>>
> >>> Also most of the dash light bubs are burned out.  Is there a LED
> >>> solution to better the OE type light bubs?
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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 last 15 years since)   but lets try.
>
> If the position information at the bottom of the map is showing 9
> satellites, then its probably accurate.  Does it change sometimes, and
> start out with 0 and work its way up to 9 after running a bit (from a cold,
> overnight start)?  The lat/lon shown there isn't raw GPS data, but an
> output of the dead reckoning module which takes into consideration speed of
> 4 wheels, gyro, and matching of GPS position to the map data (sticking you
> to a road).
>
> If you drive, does the position and vehicle direction on the map move or
> is it completely stuck?
>
> Its reasonably possible you have a hardware issue which is causing the DR
> module to not do its thing.
>
> In the system menu there is an option to delete all the user data.  Try
> that (you'll lose all your presets, etc).
>
> Also keep in mind that if the car was woken up from a dead state for a
> long time, it might need to recalibrate.  That just involves driving around
> a bit, ideally city blocks with 90 degree turns... shouldn't take more than
> a few miles.
>
> Post a picture of the 5 blocks you're talking about.  Is it not phone
> signal strength?
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>
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>> This “new” 09S550 I got to fix up has a quirk in the COMAND Navi system.
>> It doesn’t seem to know where it is. Looks to be stuck someplace up around
>> DC where Pennsylvania Ave meets 95/495.That’s what shows on the home
>> screen.   I think that’s where the car lived, more or less.
>>
>> I put in my home address and it figured out where that was and how to get
>> here from DC, but it thinks it is not here. It says it can see 9 sats but
>> thinks it’s located at those DC coordinates.
>>
>> There are 5 little boxes at the top right of the screen making me think
>> something is buggered with it, not sure what that’s about.
>>
>> I know, RTFM (which I managed to find online somewhere as the actual
>> paper manuals were missing, MB doesn’t go back that far it seems with what
>> is online) but I would think once it booted up the system would know where
>> it is. Is there some way to force it to rethink its status?  Or is it truly
>> buggered somehow?
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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 accurate.  Does it change sometimes, and
start out with 0 and work its way up to 9 after running a bit (from a cold,
overnight start)?  The lat/lon shown there isn't raw GPS data, but an
output of the dead reckoning module which takes into consideration speed of
4 wheels, gyro, and matching of GPS position to the map data (sticking you
to a road).

If you drive, does the position and vehicle direction on the map move or is
it completely stuck?

Its reasonably possible you have a hardware issue which is causing the DR
module to not do its thing.

In the system menu there is an option to delete all the user data.  Try
that (you'll lose all your presets, etc).

Also keep in mind that if the car was woken up from a dead state for a long
time, it might need to recalibrate.  That just involves driving around a
bit, ideally city blocks with 90 degree turns... shouldn't take more than a
few miles.

Post a picture of the 5 blocks you're talking about.  Is it not phone
signal strength?
Jaime


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> It doesn’t seem to know where it is. Looks to be stuck someplace up around
> DC where Pennsylvania Ave meets 95/495.That’s what shows on the home
> screen.   I think that’s where the car lived, more or less.
>
> I put in my home address and it figured out where that was and how to get
> here from DC, but it thinks it is not here. It says it can see 9 sats but
> thinks it’s located at those DC coordinates.
>
> There are 5 little boxes at the top right of the screen making me think
> something is buggered with it, not sure what that’s about.
>
> I know, RTFM (which I managed to find online somewhere as the actual paper
> manuals were missing, MB doesn’t go back that far it seems with what is
> online) but I would think once it booted up the system would know where it
> is. Is there some way to force it to rethink its status?  Or is it truly
> buggered somehow?
>
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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
hacked over the alternator.



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> He's never seen a 126 with velour.  Doesn't understand the Euro version
> spec. Some things about that guy kinda puzzle me.
>
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> On 12/29/21 7:10 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> > Supposedly a diplomatic car.
> > Wizard also says Hoovie's grandma's 500SL is gray market too, that
> > Tyler's granny bypassed MBUSA when it was new.
> >
> > All the chrome fender flares are in good shape (hey, Wizard, all the
> > chrome fender flares are not original).
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx7mNgu91lI
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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 at higher or lower speeds overall.  There are also lots of external
sensors and triggers you can configure.  I have mine setup with a pressure
switch on the compressor tank.  It does draw a lot of power on a single
phase line, but that's to be expected.

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mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

>  At your place in Brunswick? I bet. I bet the school has it and you're
> close by.
> Phase converters have come a LONG way in the last couple years. A digital
> phase converter is not such an expensive thing anymore. I can't remember
> which YouTuber did a bunch on them a couple years back, Jimmy Diresta
> maybe? Not having 3 phase isn't the end of the world for a home gamer.
>
> -Curt
>
> On Sunday, December 19, 2021, 08:45:05 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via
> Mercedes  wrote:
>
>  Is it easy/feasible to get 3 phase power?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Dec 19, 2021, at 8:38 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > You also need 3-phase power, via utility, digital phase converter, or
> rotary converter (if it's an old machine without computer controls).
> >
> >> On Sun, Dec 19, 2021, at 8:28 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
> >> A quick Google search suggests that a Bridgeport mill is about 89
> inches
> >> tall and weighs between 2K and 3K# depending upon model and equipment.
> >>
> >> Randy
> >>
> >>> On 12/19/2021 7:21 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >>>  A clapped out old Bridgeport is surprisingly affordable, like $1000
> or less. Moving one will probably cost as much as the machine.
> >>> Some time ago a young friend sent me pictures of a "Strange drill
> press" his friend was giving away. Turned out to be a Bridgeport. This was
> before we had the barn on the northern estate or I'd have taken it. I
> helped them sell it, I think it went for like $800...
> >>>
> >>> -Curt
> >>>
> On Sunday, December 19, 2021, 08:13:03 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis
> via Mercedes  wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  Milling machine- don’t give me ideas!
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
>  On Dec 19, 2021, at 8:08 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  I shouldn't even respond as I likely know less than you do about
> them. However, I do have a lathe. For a while I had two.  I had a little
> 6X18 Craftsman (Atlas) lathe inherited down from my grandfather to my
> father to me. I never did much with it as I thought it was too small to do
> much. I have passed it on to my younger son and he has yet to make use of
> it too. He is interested in reloading and thinks it would work well to trim
> brass, but he also has 2 young children and very little time for his
> personal pursuits these days.
> 
>  I bought a 10X24 Logan a few years back but have never got it up and
> running. I have more ideas than time or energy.  It is sitting in my garage
> in front of my W115 300D waiting for me to get with it. The Logan lathes
> were made in Chicago and are sort of an equal of the South Bend lathes.
> Logan no longer makes lathes but the company is still in business and still
> sells some parts. Southbend disappeared but is now back as a Chinese
> company using their old name.
> 
>  I also bought a cheap Chinese milling machine and have done nothing
> with it either. It is sitting sort of beside the lathe in the garage as
> well. I want a Bridgeport of course but they are monsters and I thought I
> should start with something smaller.
> 
>  Check out http://www.lathes.co.uk/ for lots of information and
> reviews.
> 
>  Randy
> 
> > On 12/19/2021 6:15 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote:
> > I’m pondering the idea of getting a machinist’s lathe. Never used
> one, know nothing about them. Would use for I don’t know what yet but the
> idea of making English wheel anvils, planishing hammer anvils and bead
> roller dies seems appealing. I don’t want a huge monster but nothing too
> dinky either. I’d also like to avoid ones made of chinesium if possible.
> Obviously used US made would be best I think. Anyone have any experience
> with this stuff?
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Re: [MBZ] Insane money for a 380SL

2021-12-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Had a double row chain...

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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 much.  Took me a lot of cautious trial and error
to do work like this when I first got my lift.  Motor, subframe, diff
mounts, etc.  I didn’t think I’d miss the safety of the floor so much!

Jaime


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> I decided to sign up for HF inside track in order to use the 20% coupon
> and bought 1 high lift stand for the lift.  Tomorrow I will buy the next
> one, then Sunday will buy a lift drain bucket (can only use the coupon
> once a day).  Anyway, should I get this one:
>
> https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gallon-oil-drain-dolly-90582.html
>
> Or splurge and get this one, would use 20% off on either one:
>
> https://www.harborfreight.com/20-gallon-portable-oil-lift-drain-69814.html
>
> Anybody have either one?
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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


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> On Fri, 10 Dec 2021 16:47:54 -0500 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
>  wrote:
>
> > Service manual is available here:
> > https://handbook.w116.org
>
> I found that website, but it does not have information about servicing
> the transmission.
>
>
> > 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.
>
> How much fluid does it take?
>
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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


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> As the attached picture shows, the BaT 1980 300SD is now in our shop
> (aka The Big Room).
>
> Does anyone have a copy of the W116 electronic shop manuals?
>
> I'd really like the procedure for changing the transmission fluid and
> filter, considering the fiasco I had with the '93 300D/2.5 Turbo!
>
> I think I can handle engine oil and filter, power steering filter, and
> air filter.
>
> What should I use for power steering fluid? I vaguely recall using ATF in
> our '82 240D/3.0, but used the Febi stuff for W124s.
>
> Since this is our first W116, I have questions to ask, but I will leave
> them for later.
>
>
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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.


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> OK thanks.  Don't want anything too foamy I guess, I don't have any
> powder detergent, can you even buy that stuff anymore?  I think I have
> some Spic n Span but that is not really detergent, it's mostly TSP?
>
> --FT
>
> On 11/20/21 9:56 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> > On 2021-11-20 09:16, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> >> I bought some citric acid to flush out the 95E320 today, I just put
> >> new radiator hoses on it and there is some oily sludge in the system
> >> (yes, head gasket probably going bad).  How much should I use to flush
> >> out the system?  Mix it in some water and put it in the tank to
> >> circulate, then drain and flush with clean water again?
> >
> > I believe it was a kilo, but it seems like a pound should be adequate.
> > The citric acid is for hard water deposits and the like.
> > Tide powder might be better for degreasing.
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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


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> VDO Continental TR7412UB-OR European Style 12v Radio Orange Display
> Bluetooth
>
> Looking at one of these to replace the mostly inop unit in the 95E320,
> there is a 20% discount coupon on this Bluetooth model (no CD player) on
> Amazon, $135.50.  i think they are plug and play and look like the
> original more or less.  i think Max got one and said it is a good unit.
>
> There are lots of other cheap single DIN units that have all kinds of
> features and would probably be fine too, but this one looks more
> original than the vid game stuff in most units today.
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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


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> I wound up the winner of
>
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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 frequently... ID those that are a risk if they're lost and
ensure they're not looking to leave for something like more compensation.

Jaime


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> Good news.
>
> A counter offer is offensive to me. I decide to leave and suddenly my
> value increases? Nope. Not only that, but it’s a card you can only place
> once, and even so you’ve been branded as someone who is willing to bail.
> You lose a lot of respect and credibility if you accept. Consider it a
> compliment and move on. You’ve already quit mentally.
>
> Good luck!
>
> -D
>
> > On Oct 22, 2021, at 11:38 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Decided to accept the new job that I got offered. It’s a smaller company
> but even after their increased insurance plan costs it will be a good bump
> in pay. Our company is a total shit show right now after the layoffs then
> mass exodus of people on their own. Now our support is handled by India and
> it’s nearly impossible to get things done. All that aside it basically came
> down to money in the end. I would not be half surprised if they don’t try
> to offer me more money to stay. If they do, that will complicate things but
> I always have in the back of my mind they do that to buy time till the find
> your replacement. In this case though, they are so desperate for people it
> might actually be legit.
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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

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> It has overdrive...
>
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> >
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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 to drive.

Like any variant of these non-turbo diesels, having everything in proper
tune is critical... linkages, cam timing, injection timing, etc.  It's
usually poorly adjusted linkages which make the transmission shift too
early that make the automatics feel so slow.  If you can't reach the shift
point on the speedo in every gear, you're leaving power on the table and
you need every bit you can get in some cases.

Jaime

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> Curt,
>
> Have you driven a NA 617 diesel with a stick? I ask because I haven’t, and
> I would be interested in anyone’s insights into such a combination. I’ve
> had cars with the slushbox setup and they’re almost 240D automatic
> dangerously slow.
>
> -D
>
> On Sep 27, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Curt Raymond  curtlud...@yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
> It's an interesting car, grey market yet the gauges are all US spec, no AC
> (not that I can see anyway) but it's got an electric sunroof.
>
> Pretty cool car, I'm glad it's on the wrong side of the country or I might
> be encouraged to do something stupid.
>
> I'm curious how powerful a manual trans non-turbo 617 is vs a 616. IIRC
> it's 88hp vs 72, that's a fairly significant increase. When we put the
> stage 1 tune on Angie's Golf it went from 90hp to 110 which made a big
> difference in seat of the pants quickness.
>
> -Curt
>
> On Monday, September 27, 2021, 01:40:28 PM EDT, dan penoff.com<
> http://penoff.com> via Mercedes  mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
>
>
> Gray market car. The upholstery and AC controls give it away. A bit rough,
> but would probably be fun, at least as much fun as one could have in a
> non-turbo 617.
>
> -D
>
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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.


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> Yeah I set it to the correct time and I'll let it run overnight. If it's
> not too far off in the morning I'll probably just leave it alone. I need to
> clean the glass and bezel like I did the fuel gauge.
>
> The ticking seems to be a bit stronger and more evenly now. Maybe it
> needed a few cycles to get the spring wound a bit.
>
> Allan
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021, at 8:22 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > Pretty simple mechanism. Lever tied to the spring mechanism. As the
> spring winds down, lever makes contact with a stationary contact,
> completing a circuit that energizes a coil. Coil pulls on the lever,
> lifting it off the contact and winding the spring. Lather, rinse, repeat.
> >
> > If you do open it, don’t mess with anything if it’s working sort of
> applying a good quality watch oil with a needle applicator.
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Sep 13, 2021, at 8:04 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > Looking at the clock in my Ghia. It is a VDO "Kienzle" clock. I
> thought it was not working, but problem seemed mainly poor grounding. I
> removed it from the car and hooked it up to 12V. It's ticking like an old
> style windup clock, and the hands are moving at least somewhat. Not sure
> how accurately yet. The ticking seems to slow down and speed up a bit,
> cyclically.
> > >
> > > Every two minutes or so there sort of a clunk which I think is the
> spring being wound.
> > >
> > > I found an article about how to open it up and common problems. It
> suggested "spray the entire mechanism with WD-40" which I'm pretty sure is
> a bad idea.
> > >
> > > Probably a case of "leave well enough alone" if it keeps reasonably
> accurate time. But wondering what I would use to clean and then lubricate
> the mechanism if it came to that.
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Re: [MBZ] W115 front subframe bushings

2021-08-30 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Just get them from the dealer.  Most are still available, and ones that
were not are coming back.

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 12:10 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
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> The motor mounts likely should be done too but it appears that it is
> getting much more 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 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
> bolts
> > and it's not very much... maybe 50nm?  Don't over tighten them.
> >
> > Do one side at a time.  Remove the calipers and tie them up so you don't
> > stretch on the brake hoses, or disconnect the hoses and cap them.  After
> > removing the bolts for the mount on one side, the subframe will come down
> > some but will then be limited by the engine.  At this point you can undo
> > the center bolt on the engine mount to pull the subframe down further.
> Its
> > also a great time to change the engine mounts, of course.  A floor jack
> is
> > useful to support things and move them back into place.  And make sure
> > you're not stressing the engine fan against the shroud.
> >
> > You can usually pry out the mounts from the subframe with little effort.
> > Installing the new ones is much easier with a rubber lubricant.  I use
> the
> > MB stuff, but I suppose you can use soap and water also.
> >
> > It's really not a terrible job unless there is rust.
> >
> > Good luck!
> > Jaime
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 11:38 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Start soaking the bolts with Kroil.
> >>
> >> Jaime might chime in here, but if it’s the same as doing the subframe
> >> bushings on a W114, it’s not a bad job, just time consuming. Unless
> there’s
> >> a lot of corrosion I wouldn’t think the bolts would be tough to get out.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On Aug 30, 2021, at 11:27 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>> Anyone have advice for installation?
> >>>
> >>> I have obtained them but not yet installed them. I do not want to break
> >> off any of the bolts.
> >>>
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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 bolts
and it's not very much... maybe 50nm?  Don't over tighten them.

Do one side at a time.  Remove the calipers and tie them up so you don't
stretch on the brake hoses, or disconnect the hoses and cap them.  After
removing the bolts for the mount on one side, the subframe will come down
some but will then be limited by the engine.  At this point you can undo
the center bolt on the engine mount to pull the subframe down further.  Its
also a great time to change the engine mounts, of course.  A floor jack is
useful to support things and move them back into place.  And make sure
you're not stressing the engine fan against the shroud.

You can usually pry out the mounts from the subframe with little effort.
Installing the new ones is much easier with a rubber lubricant.  I use the
MB stuff, but I suppose you can use soap and water also.

It's really not a terrible job unless there is rust.

Good luck!
Jaime


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> Start soaking the bolts with Kroil.
>
> Jaime might chime in here, but if it’s the same as doing the subframe
> bushings on a W114, it’s not a bad job, just time consuming. Unless there’s
> a lot of corrosion I wouldn’t think the bolts would be tough to get out.
>
> -D
>
> > On Aug 30, 2021, at 11:27 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Anyone have advice for installation?
> >
> > I have obtained them but not yet installed them. I do not want to break
> off any of the bolts.
> >
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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.

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> It's grey this morning with a few leaves on the ground but the center of
> the road is already dry and the edges barely have puddles.
> Henri made landfall in RI and immediately turned left. Typical lost
> tourist, turned in the worst direction possible and lost all his oomph. The
> weather guessers are still trying to make this into something but the sun
> is coming out. I bet we didn't get a whole inch of rain...
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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….

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> Yes rare. Classic center said they just remade some. It is for a friend of
> mine. Mine was changed when I bought it.
>
> Dwight Giles Jr.
> Wickford RI
>
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021, 5:56 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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>
> > I did some digging and only came up with the OE part. You can find it at
> a
> > number of the RevParts sellers for under $250.00, but I don’t see any
> > alternatives.
> >
> > Sorry.
> >
> > If it’s any consolation they’re trading on eBay for upwards of $350 for
> > the uninitiated.
> >
> > I would say to bite the bullet and buy an OE one and move on. I’m
> > surprised they’re still available considering the relatively small
> > application base.
> >
> > -D
> >
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> > > I am looking for a door stop/check strap for a 123 coupe.  They are
> > > different from sedan and wagon. MB Classic has one for 250.00. (ouch)
> > > Yesterday I found a URO one for much cheaper but I can't find it today.
> > > Parts # is 123 720 03 16. Strap length is 114mm while sedan is 100mm.
> > > Does Anybody have a good used one or know of a source? I have tried all
> > the
> > > major sources.
> > > TIA
> > > Dwight
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] Well I’m booked to NYC

2021-08-10 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I guess it depends what kind of experience you want to get.  The tourist
stuff is all there and well known.  Going to the top of building is cool,
but once you go up one you've seen them all.

You can really absorb so much of the city by just walking around, sitting
outside and eating a meal, and visiting some museums.  Goto a show or
something.  Visit B photo.  All stuff new yorkers do.

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> Just a quick check of some of these observation deck at the top of these
> building, some of them 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 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 wait to goto the top of the building, so we went.  Walked right
> into
> > the elevator and up to the top.  Cool experience without any tourists.
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> It could be the times or it could be the kind of idiots you get in those
> >> groups.
> >> I think the best time to see Times Square is about 6am. Get coffee from
> a
> >> cart and just sit around and watch. Better around Christmas...
> >> Curt
> >> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >>
> >>  On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 4:32 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes<
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   I’m in a Fakebook Hilton group and
> asked
> >> about places to stay and most locals say to avoid the Times Square area
> >> especially after dark as there is a lot of crime there right now. So
> hell I
> >> don’t know. Some of them also say that the millennium Hilton is a dump.
> I
> >> will just pick something and can ride the subway up there during the
> day if
> >> need be.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>>> On Aug 10, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Curt Raymond 
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Probably $50. I took a cab once from Penn station to sheepshead bay in
> >> Brooklyn, $90 and a long ride.
> >>>
> >>> I would recommend you go a little farther uptown, 30th st or so which
> >> puts you in walking distance of Times Square and Rockefeller Center to
> the
> >> north and the Sept 11 memorial to the south. I used to stay in a Holiday
> >> Inn express around there. It's a pretty good good hotel, don't gag too
> >> badly when you see Manhattan prices, the most I ever paid was $700/night
> >> but that was a week the UN was in town. If you do stay in that area go
> walk
> >> the Highline, I bet the flowers are nice this time of year.
> >>>
> >>> LGA is run down, or it was a couple years ago when I last went there.
> >> It's not a bad airport though.
> >>>
> >>> To anybody who hasn't been in NYC in 30 years, this is not the city it
> >> was. It's cleaned up a lot and is pretty safe by big city standards.
> Stick
> >> to the touristy areas and nobody will bother you.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Curt
> >>>
> >>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 8:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >>>  wrote:
> >>> For my weekend I’m thinking about moving to the Hilton that is close to
> >> the WTC/ground zero area. Got to thinking, how expensive and how would
> it
> >> take to take a cab/Uber from here to the dealership in the Bay Ridge
> area?
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>> On Aug 9, 2021, at 6:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin 
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Which turned into the kid also wanting to go. So I had to pay for 2
> >> tickets out of pocket. This also has turned into me staying until
> Monday so
> >> I can enjoy some sight seeing over the weekend. Since I had to buy
> tickets
> >> for the wife and kid I went the cheapest route possible, which in this
> case
> >> was LGA.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have a company paid hotel, Hampton Inn Brooklyn, up until Friday,
> >> and will book my own reservation Friday thru Monday. Might possibly
> >> rel

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 wait to goto the top of the building, so we went.  Walked right into
the elevator and up to the top.  Cool experience without any tourists.


On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> It could be the times or it could be the kind of idiots you get in those
> groups.
> I think the best time to see Times Square is about 6am. Get coffee from a
> cart and just sit around and watch. Better around Christmas...
> Curt
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 4:32 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   I’m in a Fakebook Hilton group and asked
> about places to stay and most locals say to avoid the Times Square area
> especially after dark as there is a lot of crime there right now. So hell I
> don’t know. Some of them also say that the millennium Hilton is a dump. I
> will just pick something and can ride the subway up there during the day if
> need be.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 10, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Curt Raymond  wrote:
> >
> > Probably $50. I took a cab once from Penn station to sheepshead bay in
> Brooklyn, $90 and a long ride.
> >
> > I would recommend you go a little farther uptown, 30th st or so which
> puts you in walking distance of Times Square and Rockefeller Center to the
> north and the Sept 11 memorial to the south. I used to stay in a Holiday
> Inn express around there. It's a pretty good good hotel, don't gag too
> badly when you see Manhattan prices, the most I ever paid was $700/night
> but that was a week the UN was in town. If you do stay in that area go walk
> the Highline, I bet the flowers are nice this time of year.
> >
> > LGA is run down, or it was a couple years ago when I last went there.
> It's not a bad airport though.
> >
> > To anybody who hasn't been in NYC in 30 years, this is not the city it
> was. It's cleaned up a lot and is pretty safe by big city standards. Stick
> to the touristy areas and nobody will bother you.
> >
> >
> > Curt
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 8:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > For my weekend I’m thinking about moving to the Hilton that is close to
> the WTC/ground zero area. Got to thinking, how expensive and how would it
> take to take a cab/Uber from here to the dealership in the Bay Ridge area?
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 9, 2021, at 6:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin  wrote:
> > >
> > > Which turned into the kid also wanting to go. So I had to pay for 2
> tickets out of pocket. This also has turned into me staying until Monday so
> I can enjoy some sight seeing over the weekend. Since I had to buy tickets
> for the wife and kid I went the cheapest route possible, which in this case
> was LGA.
> > >
> > > I have a company paid hotel, Hampton Inn Brooklyn, up until Friday,
> and will book my own reservation Friday thru Monday. Might possibly
> relocate to a different hotel for the weekend? Recommended areas to look
> at? Perhap Manhattan closer to tourist crap? Or stay at same hotel? Any
> ferries that go across to them ride that Staten Island ferry?  I’m sure the
> wife and kid will ride the subway around while I’m at work: or just sit at
> hotel. After I’m done working, we will do the subway thing. Probably just
> take a cab to and from airport so we don’t have to haul luggage around. If
> we do relocate hotels Friday, will probably have the wife haul the bags to
> the new place while I’m at work.
> > >
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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


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> Yeah mine are tubeless, and the Vredesteins at TireRack don't mention
> tubes. They are just about the same price with free shipping. I would need
> to pay my local tire guys to mount and balance of course.
>
> Allan
>
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2021, at 8:15 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > Tubes? Since when did VWs use tubes in their tires (tyres)?
> >
> > Just curious…
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Aug 5, 2021, at 8:05 PM, David Bruckmann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Whoops... sorry about that. Properly trimmed/subjected post:
> > >
> > > You might consider Michelin XZX 165SR15 tires. Available from Coker in
> the
> > > US, or likely cheaper from Longstone Tyre in the UK, which ships to
> the US
> > > by FedEx (delivery to me in San Francisco in five days).
> > >
> > >
> https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/volkswagen/karmann-ghia.html
> > >
> > > For example, a set of four Michelin XWX 165 x 15 from Longstone will be
> > > $132ea, not including tubes. Shipping is $84.
> > >
> > > Yes, they are genuine Michelins, not made under license, and not NOS.
> > >
> > > I've had great luck with Longstone and it is the first choice for most
> > > Citroen owners in the US and Canada.
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] Glow plugs loop style

2021-08-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Exactly!  If you want to get fancy, close the points with your finger and
check the resistance with a meter across them.  Should be 0 or nearly 0.
If it's higher, from a few ohms up to no connection, that's your issue.
Check again after cleaning.

Jaime


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> Is this like points or something? Forgive me for my ignorance!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Aug 2, 2021, at 9:11 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <
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> >
> > 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 <
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> >>
> >> My brother’s 78 240D with series type plugs doesn’t start without
> >> excessive cranking. The strip fuse appears intact, the plugs as well
> but we
> >> replaced them for good measure. Turns out there appears to be no power
> to
> >> the strip fuse so I’m guessing the relay is bad? I don’t want to just
> throw
> >> expensive parts at the car. The relay is around $200. Is it reasonable
> to
> >> assume it’s bad at this point? Can it be tested?
> >>
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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


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> excessive cranking. The strip fuse appears intact, the plugs as well but we
> replaced them for good measure. Turns out there appears to be no power to
> the strip fuse so I’m guessing the relay is bad? I don’t want to just throw
> expensive parts at the car. The relay is around $200. Is it reasonable to
> assume it’s bad at this point? Can it be tested?
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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.

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> 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
> shocks/struts in there also. Do these tend to need replacing by the time
> the big rubber mounts fail?
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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?

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> It’s NOT smoking.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jul 13, 2021, at 2:42 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <
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> >
> > It's still smoking?
> >
> > Max Dillon
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> >
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> >
> >> I forgot to mention I finished up the injector replacement on the
> Duramax. After I bled the system I cranked on it and it fired right up
> after about 30 seconds. I expected to have to crank it a minute or 2. Runs
> and sounds great and does smoke like a mosquito fogged and smell like pure
> diesel. Have not pulled it out of the shop to drive it yet. This was about
> 14-15 hours start to finish. If I have to do it again I bet I can get it
> down to 10 hours
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Flip For Dan

2021-06-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Fog lights.  It needs fog lights.

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> It looks pretty clean. Wonder what it needs?
>
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 5:47 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> > Advertised in Orlando, located in Hollywood - that’s down in south
> Florida.
> >
> > -D
> >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Engine number

2021-06-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Dan beat me to it!  And his numbers are correct, of course.

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> Engine should be: 602962 12 005092
>
> Transmission: 722418 02 912053
>
> -D
>
>
>
> > On Jun 17, 2021, at 10:11 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
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> >
> > VIN: WDBEB28D0LB242197
> > Thank you!
> >
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> >>
> >> Probably easier to find it on the data card.  Chat me the VIN and i'll
> get
> >> it for you.
> >>
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> >>> Where do I find on om602 300D?
> >>>
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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.

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-09 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The 12' ceiling really held me up for a while until I had an experienced
installer come and look at my space.  Some lifts require that height for
the columns, but the Mohawk I have has shorter columns with overhead
hydraulic lines that are adjustable.  I have 10.5' ceilings and can raise
any car (I've had quite a few, as heavy and large as a long W140) full
standing height, maximum height of the lift.  I can store a vehicle under
if needed, as I did a few times this year during winter storms.  A truck or
tall vehicle would be an issue, but I don't own any of those.

I paid $8k installed for a 7k asymmetrical Mohawk.  No regrets at all.  The
7k isn't available anymore and their next smallest lift is quite a bit more
expensive unfortunately.

Jaime


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> So what expense (ballpark) would I be looking at to put in a two-post
> lift?
>
> I am guessing it's not justified by the amount of work that I do, on the
> other hand maybe I'd keep up on stuff better if it was less of a PITA to
> actually do the work.
>
> I do have a three-bay garage but ceiling is 10' and mostly 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 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.
> >
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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



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> When you use a two post lift how do you know where to place the lift
> arms so the car is balanced?
>
> Allan
>
> Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes  writes:
>
> > Somewhat hard for everyday knickknacks but easy for bigger expensive
> > items such as a car lift. I ordered a Mohawk 2 post lift for my garage
> > a few weeks ago. 100% made in the USA. Hugely expensive but I don’t
> > care.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Jun 8, 2021, at 9:54 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> Hard to do.
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 9:48 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Yes. Stay away from Chinese stuff.
> >>>
> >>> Dwight Giles Jr.
> >>> Wickford RI
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 7:15 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
>  Why support China? Why risk your life under a Chinese lift?  Get a
>  Rotary or a Mohawk.
> 
>  Sent from my iPhone
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> > I have been looking at cheap Chinese lifts with good reviews over
> > the last month or so. I have been busy and not ordered one. I see
> > now the prices are up almost $500 from when I looked a couple of
> > weeks ago. Wtf?
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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.

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> A little rough but  could be interesting at a lower price
>
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Re: [MBZ] One For Jaime

2021-05-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
That looks pretty decent!

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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!


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> In 5 years, the screens he is in love with will no longer be available,
> then what? .. or the electronic nannies start to intermittently fail... who
> sorts it out? ... scrap dealer?
>
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> > Yeah I was thinking that in 10 years I can buy it cheap
> >
> > Traffic has not been much worse than usual amazingly enough. All of it
> > goes past my driveway though
> >
> > They limited tix to 20k unlike last time it was 20k+. The traffic then
> was
> > awful. I have had my windows open since the weather has been so nice and
> I
> > could hear vehicles on the road all night long, hauling in supplies I
> > guess. It’s usually quite quiet. They also closed the beach park for the
> > week which pisses me off but I guess I can still bike in
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iPhone
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> > > On May 21, 2021, at 2:54 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > Let’s see how enthused he is when the maintenance bills come in.
> > However, I suspect that someone buying one of those isn’t concerned with
> > costs.
> > >
> > > Busy place this week with the golf tournament and all?
> > >
> > > -D
> > >
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> > >>
> > >> I went to get gas at Costco and pulled in behind a new AMG E53
> > black/black. I chatted with the guy. He ordered it and it took 4 months
> to
> > get here. He was much enthused about the 7 screens that showed him all
> > sorts of apparently useful information. It was a cool car though.
> > >>
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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!

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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

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> Another engine health test: used oil analysis.  Make sure you find a lab
> that tells you the soot load number.
>
> You could also post a video of a 0 to 100 KPH run to show the engine power.
>
> Max Dillon
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>
> May 17, 2021 12:06:38 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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>
> > I'm moving toward a decision to auction off my 380K 1983 300TD
> turbodiesel
> > station wagon.
> >
> > Other than the miles, the car has been well maintained, has a clean
> leather
> > interior, rust issues have been addressed, and everything works (AC,
> > cruise, original Becker AM/FM cassette, etc.)
> >
> > The engine is a transplant from a 1983 300TD that had about 90K fewer
> > miles.  The transmission is from a 1985 W123; there are no shifting
> issues.
> >
> > Were this a low miles car (under 150K) I am pretty sure it's worth five
> > figures on BAT.  Because of the high miles, I was wondering whether there
> > is any test to show quantitatively that despite the miles the engine
> still
> > has plenty of life left.  Or should I just make videos of  cold start,
> blow
> > by, and tailpipe exhaust?
> >
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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


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> station wagon.
>
> Other than the miles, the car has been well maintained, has a clean leather
> interior, rust issues have been addressed, and everything works (AC,
> cruise, original Becker AM/FM cassette, etc.)
>
> The engine is a transplant from a 1983 300TD that had about 90K fewer
> miles.  The transmission is from a 1985 W123; there are no shifting issues.
>
> Were this a low miles car (under 150K) I am pretty sure it's worth five
> figures on BAT.  Because of the high miles, I was wondering whether there
> is any test to show quantitatively that despite the miles the engine still
> has plenty of life left.  Or should I just make videos of  cold start, blow
> by, and tailpipe exhaust?
>
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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 and use
little pieces of fuel hose, etc instead of waiting for the correct parts.

The bushings in the shifter itself can be done from inside the car, but not
the ones are the shift rods which are most important

Good luck,
Jaime


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>  Jaime,
>
> Thank you, this is the explanation I was hoping for.  I guess I’d need to
> get under the car to do this?  I don’t have a safe way to do that, may need
> to take it to a shop (there is a good one near here). Can the shifter
> bushings be replaced from inside the car?
>
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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
action is to order up all the bushings from the classic center and spend a
weekend rebuilding everything.  You'll be surprised by how nice it can all
be when repaired properly.

Good luck
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> Hello list,
> I have a ’83 240D with a 4 speed manual.  The car has about 330K miles.  I
> was driving today and when shifting into 2nd gear the shifter got stuck in
> neutral position and would not move in any direction, I pulled and pushed
> the lever and it freed up and I continued on everything working fine. I
> headed home and on a hill had to downshift into first and the shifter
> suddenly felt like it was not connected to anything.  The car was still in
> 3rd gear but I couldn’t start out in 3rd and it stalled. I started the
> engine and the shifter and transmission worked normally the rest of the way
> home.  The problem is intermittent, from normal to stuck to normal to
> disconnected to normal.
> Has anyone ever experienced this on a 240D 4-speed?  Any ideas as to what
> it could be?
>
> Thank you
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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

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> 300SD and went to start it and just click.  It does not sound like a
> click from the starter but a click from a relay perhaps. Car ran when
> parked, yea yea I know.  It has been sitting about 6 months and not sure
> if something is going on with the starter solenoid or something else.
> When I hold the key in the start position and move the shifter out of
> part and back, you can hear that relay or whatever it is clicking.  I
> tried banging on the starter but could not get a good whack on it so
> that was not effective.  Do these have a terminal somwhere to hook up a
> remote starter switch like the 123 and 126 does?
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Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ah, that I don't know.

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> > 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 <
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> >>
> >> Thinking about getting this lift. Any thoughts?
> >>
> >>
> >>
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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?

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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.

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> It looks like it would do the job
>
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Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Beware of JD tractors.  My brother blew up the engine in his mid sized
tractor by laying it on its side.  Dealer could only replace the engine as
a unit for $10k or so.  Crazy money.  You can’t buy pistons, or other major
engine parts.  Can’t rebuild it.  They have market locked up tight for
service.  If the tractor needs major work you’re screwed.

Get a Kubota.

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>  Nice. The trailer is a flatbed to pull it on?Does yours use DEF?
>
> The annoying thing about shopping for tractors is that all the ads say
> "Call for price" so you need to contact each brand to get a quote so you
> can compare them.
> I think I'm going to submit for bids where I ask for a price on a 35-45hp
> machine, industrial tires, loader and backhoe, no cab. Submit your best
> price, no communication other than the bid will be accepted. It'd at least
> give me an idea what the prices are like.
> -Curt
>
> On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 6:20:14 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
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>  It was about $32k with tractor, loader, box blade, brush hog, and trailer
> on one of those 0% deals
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> >
> > 
> > How much did you pay for your Deere? I've given up my idea of buying a
> construction backhoe and have returned to farm tractor. There are lots more
> out there and I'll probably end up buying brand new or nearly so.
> >
> > Thinking 35-45hp so about the same size as yours. I'll be looking for a
> loader and a backhoe...
> >
> > -Curt
> >
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> 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 front or rear of any MB with
> ease. In fact it can pickup the back end of a suburban.
> >
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> > >
> > > 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
> > > pushing its limits.  A false move and it'll roll over.  When moving
> around
> > > big rocks, I can't fill the bucket... too many and it won't lift.
> > >
> > > It does work well to spread gravel, but can't dig and skim off top
> soil.
> > > You need a back hoe for that I think.
> > >
> > > You're probably better off renting a machine.
> > >
> > > Jaime
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 11:25 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
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> > >>
> > >> I’m thinking about getting this bucket loader for my John Deere X720
> > >> tractor. Any thoughts on how useful it will be?
> > >>
> > >> I want to use to skim off a foot or so of top soil from around my
> garage
> > >> site and deposit to other low areas on my yard and grade. My garage
> still
> > >> doesn’t have a driveway or entrance ramp. I’m going to create one with
> > >> gravel and crushed stone. About 30-50 yards total so will use this to
> scoop
> > >> it up, disperse and grade. I’m looking at the little buck loader not
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> > >> little bull loader.
> > >>
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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
pushing its limits.  A false move and it'll roll over.  When moving around
big rocks, I can't fill the bucket... too many and it won't lift.

It does work well to spread gravel, but can't dig and skim off top soil.
You need a back hoe for that I think.

You're probably better off renting a machine.

Jaime


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> I’m thinking about getting this bucket loader for my John Deere X720
> tractor. Any thoughts on how useful it will be?
>
> I want to use to skim off a foot or so of top soil from around my garage
> site and deposit to other low areas on my yard and grade. My garage still
> doesn’t have a driveway or entrance ramp. I’m going to create one with
> gravel and crushed stone. About 30-50 yards total so will use this to scoop
> it up, disperse and grade. I’m looking at the little buck loader not the
> little bull loader.
>
> https://www.littlebuckloader.com/
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Re: [MBZ] Heated seats in a 116 300SD?

2021-04-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Very rare

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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


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> Interesting. I had not heard about these.
>
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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 time.  The shifter design was later standardized for all vehicles sold
in the US to avoid this.

This is covered in details in Nader's Unsafe at any speed.  Quite an
interesting read.

We've gone away from this again with modern cars (2007 S class being one of
the first) but there are many mechanisms in the car to prevent them from
unexpectedly staying in gear and is regulated by FMVSS.

Jaime


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> Why were they mounted essentially upside down with Park at the bottom and
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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


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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 seems quite safer than an open traditional fireplace.  The
added chimney liner is an additional level of protection from a chimney
fire causing any significant damage, and the insert is burned with the door
closed and doesn't need much attention.

Fireplaces in general are quite common here in NJ.  Its rare to see a house
without one, and I wouldn't buy a house without one!

Jaime


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> During this ongoing discussion of emergency energy sources, several of
> you have commented on using wood stoves as sources of heat.
>
> How does this affect your insurance on the home?
>
> Around here, the insurance companies discourage any sort of wood burning
> stove with demands for expensive inspections and higher insurance charges.
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Re: [MBZ] Holy crack copart car

2021-02-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
No info in the data card for that one...

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> >
> > Might be a 5 speed.  You have the whole vin?
> >
> >> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:07 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> 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 USA - Live Salvage Car Auctions -
> >>
> >>
> https://www.copart.com/lot/30824931/clean-title-1983-mercedes-benz-300-ar-fayetteville
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Re: [MBZ] Holy crack copart car

2021-02-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Might be a 5 speed.  You have the whole vin?

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> After auction fees its up to well over a grand, for this pile of crap.
> Maybe I should start listing cars on Copart.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] Anybody need a 4.5?

2021-02-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
They are certainly worth selling as I’m sure someone needs them.  Would be
a shame to trash them.  Warp them in cardboard for protection, then wait
until Amazon brings you a box big enough to pack, then list for sale!

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 11:16 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> Jaime, I have two W109 radiators sitting in my garage, leftover from my
> W108/9/111 days.  They are both in good shape but maybe too heavy to ship.
> Any ideas on how best to dispose of them (preferably for a profit)?
>
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 8:44 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > As soon as you do, you will need it.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> > > On Feb 12, 2021, at 6:28 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > 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 garage that needs a
> > home.
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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 and the wood stove.  Still managed to keep the living room in the low
70s.  It would fall into the 60s overnight after the insert started to burn
low.

The failure of the Fujitsu was interesting... I self installed, so assumed
no warranty.  Initially the failure showed on the indoor units as no
communication to the outdoor.  The outdoor unit showed no power to the main
board, but was supplying power to the indoor units.  I found a blown fuse
on one power supply board, soldered on.  I ordered a new fuse from
McMaster, checked the obvious places I could for a short, then soldered it
in when it arrived.  The unit powered up then, but wouldn't heat and gave a
code for the outdoor unit fan after a while, which wasn't spinning.  More
testing showed 400V DC (!) to the fan connector and open circuit on the fan
motor.  I ordered up a new fan and installed it yesterday and all is good
now.

Cost me about $300 to fix.  If I did it by the service manual, I would have
had to replace the power supply board, the main control board, and the
fan.  Probably would have been a $2000 repair if I called someone.

But its a nice reminder how powerful the Jotul insert is.  Worst case, I
can run the oil fired steam heat still, but it generally costs a fortune.

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> Actually it does have an insert, with a blower etc and it will throw out a
> lot of heat. I just hate messing with it.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Feb 11, 2021, at 5:46 PM, Curt Raymond  wrote:
> >
> > 
> > A fireplace is about the least efficient device imaginable, most of the
> heat of the fire shoots up the chimney. A small insert stove would
> dramatically increase the heat output. It'd be cleaner too since it would
> have a door that would be closed.
> >
> > Wood is still a messy way to heat. I've had our wood stove lit pretty
> much every day this year. We've gone through probably twice as much wood as
> normal but its just because I've been home. At the same time we've burned
> maybe half as much oil as normal.
> >
> > It gives me something to do and makes the basement a nice place to sit
> with a wobble pop and read.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
> > On Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:20:07 PM EST, Kaleb Striplin via
> Mercedes  wrote:
> >
> >
> > I like heat pumps. If it comes down to it we also have a wood burning
> fireplace. I never use it though as I hate the hassle of messing with it.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Feb 11, 2021, at 5:12 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > The heat strips are fine, it’s more an issue of a heat pump not
> producing the “hot” air people are often accustomed to with gas forced air.
> They’re not terribly efficient, either, but that’s the drawback of having a
> heat pump.
> > >
> > > I found it sort of weird with our Indiana house as it has a
> conventional gas furnace, so the air that comes out the vents is HOT!
> That’s after living in houses with heat pumps for years.
> > >
> > > -D
> > >
> > >> On Feb 11, 2021, at 6:07 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> You should look into some propane backup heaters or something to tie
> into your heat pump system.  A friend has a heat pump and some sort of
> propane system in her house, she is always complaining about having to run
> the propane heater but I told her it was better than the electric heat
> strips.
> > >>
> > >> --FT
> > >>
> > >>> On 2/11/21 5:56 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> > >>> And it’s tripped again. Basically if the aux heat runs for any
> amount of time it trips. I will shut down the system and swap a couple of
> breakers around and see what happens.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> >  On Feb 11, 2021, at 4:54 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > 
> >  I guess I could go swap a couple of breakers around in there and
> see if the problem follows the breaker.  I do not have a clamp on meter.
> > 
> >  I could also see if I can get into the air handler.
> > 
> > > On 2/11/2021 4:50 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
> > > I would suspect the breaker before I would suspect the heat
> strips. Heat strips don’t short typically, they fail open. Got a clamp on
> ammeter you can use to check the current draw when they’re on? Then you
> would know for sure.
> > >
> > > Might want to give the air handler a look to make sure there’s
> nothing amiss, like something across the heat strips.
> > >
> > > -D
> > >
> > >>> On Feb 11, 2021, at 5:47 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> 

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!

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> If you need an M117 I have a 1974 sitting in the garage that needs a home.
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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.

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> What is the name of this color? I love this color.
>
> Bob R
>
>
> >
> > 1980 Mercedes 240D
> >
> >
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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.

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> > So the tensioner doesn't have a ratchet on it?
>
> Not the ones I've seen.  Oil in a piston is its one-way mechanism.
>
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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 will spin
quickly with the starter and build oil pressure quickly.

Jaime


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> I have a friend with a 560SEC which he hasn’t started in two years. Is it
> a valid concern that the tensioner may have lost tension due to sitting for
> so long? Is there a way to prime it without removing valve cover? Are there
> any precautions he should take before starting?
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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.

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>
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-2017-mercedes-gtsamg/7272287088.html
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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 printer in a repair.

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:34 PM OK Don via Mercedes 
wrote:

> Doesn't the W123 repair manual call out the adjustment procedure? RTFM
> (read the factory manual).
>
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 9:01 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > > The possible pain points would be pivot points. I had one that was all
> > wallowed out. I don't recall what I did to fix it.
> >
> > Wrap it in aluminum foil.  Or beer can.  The usual problem is the rubber
> > doodad on
> > the firewall, or the plastic bushing.  Or, in my case, someone who
> cranked
> > the stop
> > on the injection pump way out.  You just have to look, and dive in.
> >
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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 wiring changes.

I agree with the others... keep the transmissions were they are.  Someone
in eastern europe will buy that 250SE!

Jaime


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> I have a couple of coupes. Both in sad shape but one is solid with very
> little rust. The good one is a US spec 1963 220SE automatic, the extremely
> rusty one is a euro spec 1967 250SE with floor mounted 4 speed manual.
>
>  I need to get the rusty 250SE out of my garage to make room. It’s very
> far gone and I don’t have the time to restore it. I’d like to swap its
> beautiful euro headlights onto the 220SE. What do you all think? Is it
> straightforward? Is the wiring the same? Is this an ok thing to do from an
> originality standpoint?
>
> I’m also thinking about swapping the four speed into the 220. This would
> be a pretty big undertaking and I’m not sure if I’m up to it. Again,
> originality wise what do you all think?
>
> When I’m done I’d like to sell the 250 off. Hopefully someone wants to
> restore it!
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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 to do all the basic sorting compared to someone who has never laid
hands on these at a local garage.

Jaime


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> Yeah.  I think that's the guy that tows a trailer behind a TD and goes
> around the country collecting parts and knackered cars.  He would
> probably never leave Nowata OK.  Self-taught expert but he appears to
> have a following, the new Pierre.
>
> --FT
>
> On 1/25/21 10:33 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
> > Is that the knuckle head that will tell you how to 'turn up the pump' to
> > roll more coal?  Install a hood stack and chop your springs to lower your
> > ride?
> > -
> > Max
> > Charleston SC
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 10:24 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Gregory Myers
> >> <
> >>
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1444767035590031/user/1295400973/?__cft__[0]=AZUON3d05suzitolcgmbSGP04YNampVFUN1S1wq9iVroh2PpIKZlpZlVL00GN4McYscXovOeqm3_Vw7_P0lTn4L64XCF6A9EFFC2DHeXt1OO4jX1VtIJI0mFxDvlDgpzi5RKb1lgzbqD2j5CC9LbWsCZ36VaN5adt7PADlaMD-xLgnCVG6AWyNWObJPITVkHfUM&__tn__=R]-R
> >> Travel if possible. Get it to
> >> Alex Vaughn
> >> <
> >>
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1444767035590031/user/10178882443/?__cft__[0]=AZUON3d05suzitolcgmbSGP04YNampVFUN1S1wq9iVroh2PpIKZlpZlVL00GN4McYscXovOeqm3_Vw7_P0lTn4L64XCF6A9EFFC2DHeXt1OO4jX1VtIJI0mFxDvlDgpzi5RKb1lgzbqD2j5CC9LbWsCZ36VaN5adt7PADlaMD-xLgnCVG6AWyNWObJPITVkHfUM&__tn__=R]-R
> >.
> >>
> >> He’ll get it sorted and most importantly he’ll give you the info on how
> >> to maintain it.
> >>
> >> Alex Vaughn
> >> <
> >>
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1444767035590031/user/10178882443/?__cft__[0]=AZUON3d05suzitolcgmbSGP04YNampVFUN1S1wq9iVroh2PpIKZlpZlVL00GN4McYscXovOeqm3_Vw7_P0lTn4L64XCF6A9EFFC2DHeXt1OO4jX1VtIJI0mFxDvlDgpzi5RKb1lgzbqD2j5CC9LbWsCZ36VaN5adt7PADlaMD-xLgnCVG6AWyNWObJPITVkHfUM&__tn__=R]-R
> >> Gregory Myers
> >> <
> >>
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> >
> >>
> >> Dang you're worth every cent.
> >> Nice looking car though!
> >>
> >> 1
> >> Christopher Barnes
> >> <
> >>
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> >> Alex Vaughn
> >> <
> >>
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> >
> >>
> >> Alex where are you located?
> >> #
> >>
> >> On 1/25/21 10:00 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> Anyone in the group live in Memphis (besides me)? I don’t have a
> trusted
> >> mechanic/Shop here.
> >>> I have heard that Dr. Benz in Olive Branch, MS (only about 20 min away)
> >> is pretty good.
> >>> Don Snook
> >>> 1981 Mercedes 240D (252K)
> >>> 2006 Cadillac SRX (her car)
> >>> 2019 Chevy Silverado RST (11K)
> >>>
> >>>
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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 <
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> Jim wrote:
>
> “Even my W115 200D would maintain 85mph floored on the flats.
> Eventually.  If your 240D can't do that, it's not dialed in right.  The
> Albatross (240D) had real problems at first, but that's because
> somebody dicked with the throttle linkages to the point where it
> would not reach full throttle.  Probably not even half.”
>
> Jaime wrote:
>
> “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, and all the maintenance stuff of course”
>
> Ok. Good thoughts. I’ll start with the linkage to see anything obvious.
>
> In terms of maintenance, I figured I would start with stuff I can do like
> Fuel filters. I have a diesel purge kit too.
>
> I am thinking I should probably have the valves adjusted/checked.  I
> noticed when it starts up, it runs a little rough until I give it more
> fuel. It smooths out.  It also has quite a bit of whitish gray smoke. My
> old worn out 82 300D with 400K miles would blow out black smoke.
>
> I’m wondering about the glow plugs too.  Isn’t there a way to check them
> with a multimeter?  I remember changing the plugs on my 617. I thought I
> would start with the hardest one. It turned out the one right in the middle
> was the hardest. With rough running and white smoke and low power, couldn’t
> that be a bad glow plug?
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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, and all the maintenance stuff of course

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> Even my W115 200D would maintain 85mph floored on the flats.
> Eventually.  If your 240D can't do that, it's not dialed in right.  The
> Albatross (240D) had real problems at first, but that's because
> somebody dicked with the throttle linkages to the point where it
> would not reach full throttle.  Probably not even half.
>
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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, then there isn't much hope to fit it.

Good news is they're available new from Mercedes again.  I just bought one.

Jaime


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> Is there a fuse for the instrument cluster on a 123? Mine is BLACK. Not
> dim or dark. Totally black
>
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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, conflict, click bait, and extreme ideas.  People then
feed on this, share it, reinforce the idea and it spreads like wildfire.
Algorithms make sure you keep seeing the same ideas, not new ones that may
offer a conflicting message.  Promoting the idea that "everyone is getting
along, things are getting better" doesn't make much money.

Generally accepted now that there is significant foreign influence in
creating these divisive posts.  Lots of it doesn't originate in the US.
Think about that for a moment!

If you haven't seen anything positive on Biden in the last 24 hours, then
you really need to reconsider your sources.  I'm not talking about whether
you like what he did or not, I'm saying that the news has been flooded with
what he's been up to as president.  He, like any other president from any
party, is quite busy his first day in office.

It saddens me to see people I've known for a long time take on extreme
positions.  I believe most people are moderate in their political views by
nature, and we have a huge amount we agree on as Americans.  But the
current situation with social media and media in general is ensuring that
we forget that and turn against our friends and family.



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> Here is a serious question for my democrat friends. For the last 4 years I
> have seen non stop obsessive posts (on Fakebook) bashing Trump. He is now
> out of office and I still see this. I do not recall ever seeing any
> positive posts promoting Biden and what good he is going to do for our
> country. With that said, can any of you help me out and give me your
> position in support of Biden that does not involve Trump bashing?  I am
> trying to keep an open mind to find out what I have to look forward to for
> at least the next 4 years.  If you don’t have anything to say regarding the
> positive things Joe is going to do, then there is no need to post.
>
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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.

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> THe 211 wagon has a 6 disc CD changer right below the head unit, hidden
> behind a panel with switches, you push the little metal decorative
> element which I guess is a switch and it opens up.  I always wondered
> what the CD changer choice was on the menu, didn't think the car had
> one.  Stupid me.
>
> There is also a DVD player in the wayback hidden behind a panel for the
> nav DVD
>
> It took me awhile to learn the 210 had a cassette player too, hidden
> behind a panel.
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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.

Jaime


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> I was just thinking about my upcoming trip from Okie Acres to Memphis in
> the 240D. I’m not sure about condition of tires so I imagine I will replace
> the tires later if needed. I was checking and the original size is
> 175/70/14.  Apparently that size doesn’t exist anymore and most people are
> using 185-70-14 which is pretty close to the original.
>
> Anybody have recommendations for tires in this size that you all have used
> on a 123?
>
> As far as the OT Truck question, I have a 2019 Chevy Silverado that I
> bought back in May. It has 10,000 miles now. I have noticed that if it is
> raining (or even just slightly wet), the tires will spin when trying to
> take off from a stop.  I wondered if this was just because it was a truck
> with no weight in the bed. BUT, I was just reading reviews of these tires
> (Goodyear Fortitude HT) and LOTS of people complain about wet traction.
>
> Anybody have a full size truck/SUV and really like the tires they have? Or
> have experience with others to avoid?  The truck is 2WD and weather in
> Memphis is pretty mild (except in the summer!).
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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.

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> Looks to be in nice shape.
>
>
> https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/westerville-1981-mercedes-benz-300d/7260105548.html
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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


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> I have never found a need to crack the lines at the injectors. Just crank
> it till it finally starts. Might take 30 seconds to a full minute so car
> needs to have a good battery.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jan 1, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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> >
> > I figured that was the answer. I was hoping they’d be something easier.
> Although, that’s not that hard I suppose.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Jan 1, 2021, at 12:26 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> What Bob said - fill the fuel filter with Diesel, then I cracked loose
> the
> >> injector lines at the injectors - crank till fuel comes out at the
> lines,
> >> tighten them up and it should run. YMMV ...
> >>
> >>> On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 1:20 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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> >>>
> >>> Just so we are clear, I did fill the fresh filter with clean, fresh
> diesel
> >>> fuel before I put it back on.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Jan 1, 2021, at 12:15 PM, Bob Rentfro 
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> >
> > So I changed the spin on fuel filter in my W124 today. I’m showing
> the
> >>> old girl a little bit of love after sitting for pretty much a year. I
> have
> >>> to start driving it back out to the old nuke plant next week. I
> changed the
> >>> spin on fuel filter and I suddenly realize there’s no priming pump
> like on
> >>> W123s So I tried to start it after topping off the oil and tightening
> >>> everything up, ran for about three seconds and died. And then I
> remembered
> >>> I change the fuel filter. So what’s the trick? I’ve never done this on
> a
> >>> W124 before.
> 
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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

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> before it lit off. Is that an M110?  The M110 in this 280E I got cheepcheep
> sounds really sweet once it warms up a bit although it is a bit hard to
> start if it has been sitting, some of the vac lines are still not attached
> as I can’t find the 3-way and 4-way rubber tees that it needs.
>
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> > I would drive it.
> >
> > -D
> >
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> >> 
> >>
> >> There was a very hot chick pulled up in an 645 beemer convertible next
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> >>
> >> The owner just showed up, we conversed. 68 280SL, it had a crappy
> respray though
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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


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> The guy has been pushing this on CL for the last couple of weeks,
> apparently without success:
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/palm-harbor-2003-mercedes-e320/7250581611.html
> <
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/palm-harbor-2003-mercedes-e320/7250581611.html
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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.

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> 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
> > Fred
> >
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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?

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> 5G is very limited and practically line of sight, so if you’re not right
> next to a 5G node in a major city, you’re not going to see it.
>
> The hype about 5G is just that. It will be years before we see the
> benefits across the board.
>
> -D
>
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> > What are 5g speeds supposed to be? On my iPhone 11 with t mobile I just
> tested my speed at 135mbps. This is about as high as I have seen. This is
> in the middle of Tulsa. Most of the time I see maybe 30-40mbps, even in
> rural areas where there is in good signal. If that is still LTE speeds what
> are 5g speeds supposed to be?
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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 :-)
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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 the Stihl 2 stroke oil with it (which also has stabilizers I believe)

It starts and runs perfectly every time I use it.  No issues at all.
They've really figured out the occasional-use small engine.  I highly
recommend them.

Jaime


On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 5:09 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> In an effort to become better prepared should a large storm/hurricane pass
> through, I am considering purchasing a chain saw.
>
> Since it would be something I would rarely use, I’m not looking to buy a
> large professional grade Husqvarna or something like that necessarily.
> However, I would like a good quality saw, not a HF sort of machine.
>
> Suggestions?
>
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