Re: [MBZ] O.T. Acura Lifter Tapping When Cold

2007-12-01 Thread James Zavesky
Have used both. Auto-rx works better than Seafoam. Starting the flush stage
for the Auto-rx treatment when the weather breaks. 

James Zavesky 

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 Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 9:56 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] O.T. Acura Lifter Tapping When Cold
 
 SO.the wife's '87 Acura Legend (189K Miles) has developed a 
 lifter tapping when the engine is cold. When it comes off the 
 cold peg, it goes away. The oil is fresh and the level is 
 SAT. The dudes on the Acura forum said, among many things, to 
 use the Auto RX or Sea Foam in the oil to clear out the we, 
 small oil passages.
 
 Sound reasonable? 
 
  
 
 Bob R.
 
 Gets a we bit nervous when working on non MB stuff
 
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Re: [MBZ] rodbender question

2007-11-08 Thread James Zavesky
Stuck rings? Any carbon in the oil pan?

Jim 

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 So you have to pull the head to find out, wont show up in a 
 test? I probably have bent rods on my 140, it uses way too 
 much oil, but does not smoke at all.  Maybe its going somewhere else.
 
 ---
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 Cox Auto Trader
 730-Tulsa FSBO Supervisor
 
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 Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 2:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] rodbender question
 
 
 
 
  Kaleb C. Striplin (CAT) wrote:
 
  Will a compression or leak down test show bent rods etc?
 
  It should show egged out cylinders and pistons after the rods
  have been bent a while. (of course, the blue cloud behind
  the car indicates much the same thing)
 
  Mitch.
 
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Re: [MBZ] O.T. Acura's Cold Tapping

2007-11-03 Thread James Zavesky
One thermostat. If it was used for local travel and the motor was never
warmed up I could see that. Didn't thing the EGR valves would cause that.

Jim 

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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] O.T. Acura's Cold Tapping
 
  
 In a message dated 11/2/2007 2:07:16 P.M. US Mountain 
 Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
 I bought  the 1992 600SEL with a tick in the motor three 
 years ago. Replaced all the  wirng under the hood. Started to 
 deal with the ticking earlier this summer.  Dropped the oil 
 pan and it was FULL of carbon upto the oil pickup, never a  
 good sign. Cleaned it out, significant drop in lifter  noise
 
 
 WOW!  That is weird!  Did you ever figure out what caused all 
 the  carbon?  A weak thermostat (I suppose the V12 has two) 
 would let the engine  run cold.  
 Problems with EGR could be a cause, too.
  
 Inquiring minds  
 
 Jim  Friesen
 Phoenix AZ
 79 300SD, 264 K miles
 98 ML 320, 152 K  miles
 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] O.T. Acura's Cold Tapping

2007-11-02 Thread James Zavesky
I bought the 1992 600SEL with a tick in the motor three years ago. Replaced
all the wirng under the hood. Started to deal with the ticking earlier this
summer. Dropped the oil pan and it was FULL of carbon upto the oil pickup,
never a good sign. Cleaned it out, significant drop in lifter noise. Put a
can of Seafoam in the oil ran it for a 1000 miles did an oil change and
noise was better. Guys on Benzworld were talking about a site
http://www.Auto-Rx.com selling a product called auto-Rx. Bought the
recommended amount added it to the oil. Noise is almost completely gone.
Will do the flush and another treatment and should be done.

James Zavesky


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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] O.T. Acura's Cold Tapping
 
  
 In a message dated 11/2/2007 7:14:37 A.M. US Mountain 
 Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
 Had to  schlep the youngest girl child to cheer practice this 
 morning. The spousal  unit's '87 Legend, 189K miles now, was 
 parked behind my car so I drove the  Legend for the first 
 time in awhile. Knowing my wife had driven it last I  first 
 turned off the AC and radio, then started the engine. I 
 instantly got  an unnerving tap, tap, tap. I shut 'er off and 
 checked the oil and it was  SAT. I restarted 'er and the 
 tapping (you all know this  tapping.) continued. So I took 
 off for the school as the tapping continued.  The moment the 
 temp gage came off the cold peg, the tapping  stopped.
 
 What the heck does this indicate?
 
 
 
 Bob,
  
 Could be carbon build up from low speed driving.  Or a dirty 
 hydraulic lifter.  A couple trips out to the site and back 
 should clear it up.  
 
 Jim  Friesen
 Phoenix AZ
 79 300SD, 264 K miles
 98 ML 320, 152 K  miles
 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] re;Knowledge Kaleb C. Striplin

2007-10-25 Thread James Zavesky
Robb Taglieri

Your original email was answered on 9/17/07 by Alex Chamberlain who has a
diesel. I believe most of the guys here are diesel owners. Gas cars are a
different beast, you'll need to get codes pulled or build a LED unit to pull
codes, your car is OBD I.


On 9/17/07, Robb Taglieri [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I have a 1993 300E 2.8 with about 122,000 miles on it.  It recently 
 went for NJ emissions testing and failed.  My HC tested at 150 instead 
 of 100.  I am told that the cause of this is not the normal tune up 
 but rather that something is defective.  the car had a tune up in the 
 last 12,000 miles and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

High HC means unburned fuel---the engine is running too rich.  A lot of
things can cause this, but the first to check for is a vacuum leak---could
be as simple as a disconnected line somewhere.  (Low vacuum makes the
injection computer think you're stomping on the accelerator all the time,
so it dumps more gas in than necessary.)

Alex Chamberlain
'87 300D Turbo


From my notes I have;

High HC,CO  NOX = replace converter  O2 Sensor, verify tuneup and correct
any fault codes. You did pull the codes?
High HC  NOX  Low CO = Replace converter, tune-up  check lean Fuel Ratio,
leaking exhaust valves.
High HC  CO  Low NOX = Rich Air fuel Ratio, air injection
High HC  Low CO  NOX = Run in converter, tuneup, oil change

Check the emissions form from the test facility to which values are high and
low.

There is also and EGR tube issue with the car you have.


James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL


 

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 Subject: [MBZ] re;Knowledge  Kaleb C. Striplin
 
 Kaleb,  Maybe I should remind you of what the list is about.  
 It is about sharing ideas and helping to troubleshoot 14 year 
 old cars... whether I paid for the listing or not.  If I paid 
 for the listing up to this posting being Now very helpful 
 but for yours I'd be disappointed with the response.
 This posting has gotten alot of feedback:  The feedback I was 
 hoping for.
 Maybe Kaleb, practicing alittle respect for others and trying 
 to be helpful may even help you in your own business.
 Remember, this list was developed to help guys like me and 
 small shop owners with other guys experiences from around the 
 country chiming in.  Smart ass's were suppose to be kicked off.
 
 Robb
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Re: [MBZ] Low Speed Corner Turning Knock

2007-10-25 Thread James Zavesky
steering damper ( shock like thing )  it connects to the drag link and
frame. The other piece is the idler arm. You can get a idler arm rebuild
kiit from Rusty as well as the steering damper.

James Zavesky



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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Low Speed Corner Turning Knock
 
 Hummminteresting.
 
 I just had the car on the lift two weeks ago. We checked the 
 front end out and it seemed finebut he did mention that 
 the shock-like part underneath kinda behind the oil pan in 
 the middle did need replacing. I can't remember what he 
 called it. And whatever the piece right next to that part 
 also needs replaced. Sound vague enough?
 
 Bob R.
 '77 300D 183K
 Goodyear, AZ
 
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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Low Speed Corner Turning Knock
 
 Sure it's from the engine?  Wheel bearing going south?  Loose 
 caliper rattling?  I had some car once, started doing that, 
 turned out to be front brakes needed replacing, the pads were 
 worn and would rattle or something.  A brake job fixed it, 
 whatever it was.
 
 --R
 
 Robert Rentfro wrote:
  Both waysmotor mounts are pretty recent Louis seemed to think.
 
  Bob R.
 
 
 
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  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Low Speed Corner Turning Knock
 
  Bob,
 
  Does it occur when turning both left and right?  When were motor 
  mounts last replaced?
 
  Take care,
 
  Chuck
  On Oct 25, 2007, at 8:17 AM, Robert Rentfro wrote:
 

  Here's something odd I've noticed in the last few days. When I am 
  driving through the neighborhood, obeying the speed limit I might 
  add, and I turn a corner I get a disturbing knocking sound 
 from the 
  engine. It doesn't seem/sound like a fuel induced sounding 
 knock.it's 
  more deep, guttural (Germanic even) than that. I've only 
 noticed it 
  at low speed corner turning with no fuel being applied.
 
  What the heck is that about?
 
 
 
  Bob R.
 
  '77 300D 183K
 
  Goodyear, AZ
 
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Re: [MBZ] 87 300D did it's job, RIP

2007-09-25 Thread James Zavesky
Peter glad you're okay. I've been reading these type of posts on the diesel
lists for years. Wouldn't drive anything but a Mercedes irregarless of the
year or the associated problems of the car. It's the walkaway factor that
I like.

James Zavesky

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 Subject: [MBZ] 87 300D did it's job, RIP
 
 Dingdong in JE Sheckel service van blew at red light on the 
 highway this morning about 7:30 and totaled my 300D.  Hit the 
 front door as I drove across the highway doing about 60, 
 wasn't watching the road (duh).
 
 I got away with some glass embedded in my left arm (gotta go 
 have that dug out in the next day or to, I think) and some 
 very sore ribs.  
 Didn't break the fountain pens in my front pocket or bend up 
 my reading glasses.
 
 Dash is completely crushed, had to break out the climate 
 control pushbutton unit and drive the side back to get the 
 glove box open (my brother did, I'm not able!) to get my 
 stuff out, like the spare set of rear pads I've not gotten 
 around to getting installed.  A helpful passerby found some 
 long needlenose pliers (probably off the Sheckel
 van) and turned the engine off, it was running about half 
 throttle and boiling (no radiator cap to keep the pressure 
 off the cracked head).  
 The keys are about 6 inside the dash now, it's that badly crushed.  
 Climate control split in half and folded up, center vent 
 crunched, what a mess.
 
 Front doorpost is pushed in at least 18, tire is lying over 
 at 45 degrees or more (lower control arm not bent much if at 
 all), door is pushed in at least a foot. Windshield is 
 busted, floor pan is VERY narrow, console cover is torn up 
 and shoved up 6 or so. I unbuckled and climbed out the 
 passenger side.
 
 Other than the punch in the ribs I'm fine, got a cut from my 
 exploded coffee cup that flew out of my carrier bag.  Cell 
 phone still works in spite of being thrown onto the floor 
 under the front seat from my bag in the right seat, haven't 
 tried the computer yet, but the bag was still on the front 
 seat where I left it.
 
 I ended up pointing straight south rolling down the median 
 from going straight east, no skid marks other than my tires 
 going sideways, I don't think he ever touched the brakes.  
 Other driver was fine, airbags went off, so that's good 
 (although I'm NOT pleased at my car being wiped).  Not a good 
 feeling to look up and see a vehicle speeding toward you less 
 than 6 ft away and thinking, oh s this is gonna be bad.
 
 Didn't even black out, didn't hit my head, didn't bang my 
 hip, knee, or feet.
 
 I feel much better about my mother driving a 300 TE, as much 
 of a pain as it has been keeping it running nicely (idle and 
 AC problems, finally fixed).  At least if she gets slammed 
 she is unlikely to be hurt.
 
 What a car!  Now I gotta find another one..
 
 Peter
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] presale: 300TE IowaQ

2007-09-19 Thread James Zavesky
Loren when lookinh for a new TE the 1994 has the new motor. We had a 1995
E320 and it was great.

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL 

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 Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:47 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] presale: 300TE IowaQ
 
 I don't have time now for cleanup/fixup, but I am going to 
 sell the 300TE.  It is an 88 White/blue interior.  NO RUST It 
 is from an affluent DC suburb in VA, and has not been driven 
 in the winter since I got it.  It has over 200k miles, but is 
 in good running order.  Changing the trans fluid/filter did 
 clear up the glitch in the transmission from last year.  I 
 want to find a 92-93 TE to replace it.  It has the third 
 seat.  It is not a show car, but it is very decent looking.  
 It is missing the inner fender plastic liner, and has the 
 front of the rocker bent from the worthless new Jokohama tire.
 
 the really good:  New rear struts and steel hydraulic lines 
 to the struts, rebuilt tandem pump and lotsa fresh special 
 fluid in the 
 suspension system.   It has never leaked a drop since I put it back 
 together.  Tires are good-very good.  Has a good aftermarket 
 alpine cd player.
 
 Interior is good, but not pristine.  no holes or tears in the 
 interior.  It matches the 87 300TD I am also going to sell 
 later in the fall.  It has been fun to have a matching pair.  
 We play fool the neighbors.  Buy a pair, have a ball!
 
 I will be listing the car for sale in early Nov, after I have 
 time for cleanup/fixup, but if anyone wants it now, please 
 email me offlist.  everything is there to make a car that 
 will run another 100k to 200k miles even in the rustbelt with 
 proper care and a little TLC.  Good for hauling newspapers, 
 pets and other stuff.  I can show you the receipts for the 
 new struts and lines from Rusty, along with a few hundred 
 dollars worth of other parts.  When I got it I put in a new 
 coil and battery too.  We drive it regularly on 500 mile trips.
 
 located in central IA, USA  Pick it up at IowaQ
 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 Loren Faeth
 87 300TD
 88 300 TE  soon to be for sale
 87 300D  soon to be for sale
 300SDL waiting for a good home.  (also for sale or for parts) et al
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] presale: 300TE IowaQ

2007-09-19 Thread James Zavesky
Nope 1994 

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 93 should have the new motor
 
 ---
 Kaleb C. Striplin
 Cox Auto Trader
 730 FSBO Supervisor
 
 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:48 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] presale: 300TE IowaQ
 
 
  Loren when lookinh for a new TE the 1994 has the new motor. 
 We had a 1995
  E320 and it was great.
  
  James Zavesky
  1991 500SL
  1992 600SEL 
  
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Loren Faeth
  Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:47 AM
  To: Mercedes Discussion List
  Subject: [MBZ] presale: 300TE IowaQ
  
  I don't have time now for cleanup/fixup, but I am going to 
  sell the 300TE.  It is an 88 White/blue interior.  NO RUST It 
  is from an affluent DC suburb in VA, and has not been driven 
  in the winter since I got it.  It has over 200k miles, but is 
  in good running order.  Changing the trans fluid/filter did 
  clear up the glitch in the transmission from last year.  I 
  want to find a 92-93 TE to replace it.  It has the third 
  seat.  It is not a show car, but it is very decent looking.  
  It is missing the inner fender plastic liner, and has the 
  front of the rocker bent from the worthless new Jokohama tire.
  
  the really good:  New rear struts and steel hydraulic lines 
  to the struts, rebuilt tandem pump and lotsa fresh special 
  fluid in the 
  suspension system.   It has never leaked a drop since I 
 put it back 
  together.  Tires are good-very good.  Has a good aftermarket 
  alpine cd player.
  
  Interior is good, but not pristine.  no holes or tears in the 
  interior.  It matches the 87 300TD I am also going to sell 
  later in the fall.  It has been fun to have a matching pair.  
  We play fool the neighbors.  Buy a pair, have a ball!
  
  I will be listing the car for sale in early Nov, after I have 
  time for cleanup/fixup, but if anyone wants it now, please 
  email me offlist.  everything is there to make a car that 
  will run another 100k to 200k miles even in the rustbelt with 
  proper care and a little TLC.  Good for hauling newspapers, 
  pets and other stuff.  I can show you the receipts for the 
  new struts and lines from Rusty, along with a few hundred 
  dollars worth of other parts.  When I got it I put in a new 
  coil and battery too.  We drive it regularly on 500 mile trips.
  
  located in central IA, USA  Pick it up at IowaQ
  
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
  Loren Faeth
  87 300TD
  88 300 TE  soon to be for sale
  87 300D  soon to be for sale
  300SDL waiting for a good home.  (also for sale or for parts) et al
  
  
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Re: [MBZ] populations discussion

2007-09-07 Thread James Zavesky
Bill

The 500 would be a better choice given the fact that your mechanic has
already worked on them. The 600 engine is entirely different. 

Try to get something 1996 or newer otherwise you will be replacing
harness's.

James

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 Thanks for the correction James.  I have not been there in about three
 years and the memory just wasn't working.  When you come off the bridge
 onto Big Pine in the early morning the area is full of the little
 critters.  Thus far I have been spared any personal contact with the
 Iguanas.
I note you have several of the mid '90's 500 - 600's.  For one who does
 only the barest mechanical work, I have been thinking that first, Don's
 300SEL might be the best choice, but if I don't do that one and my
 disability suit eventually comes thru I have been interested in a 500 or
 even a 600 sedan.  I have a decent mechanic who is honest, but still $80
 an hour.  Thoughts?  He works on 500's, but doesn't have any customers who
 have a 600.  It would be used almost exclusively for my wife to take to
 work - about 15 miles, and would be the car of choice for our Friday night
 date.  Too low gas mileage for much else.
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD  294k miles
 
 -Original Message-
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sep 6, 2007 11:15 AM
 To: 'billr' [EMAIL PROTECTED], 'Mercedes Discussion List'
 mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 The Key Deer are on No Name Key and Big Pine Key where the National Key
 Deer
 Refuge is. Iguanas on the other hand are everywhere and some are monster
 huge! Saw one in a tree from 20 yards, it had a head as large as a man's.
 
 James Zavesky
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:mercedes-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  On Behalf Of billr
  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 10:10 AM
  To: Mercedes Discussion List
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
  To chime in on deer populations, one of the lower FL Keys [Summerland?]
  has Key Deer. Very cute and pretty tame - about the size of a medium
 dog
  [but probably would taste better ..].  It is illegal to fence them out,
 or
  drive over 45 day or 25 mph at night where they frequent [including as
  stretch of US 1].  If you want to find some angry home owners chat with
  residents who can't grow gardens or many ornamental plants except as
 deer
  fodder. One of mom's friends had a remote control gate installed for
  security reasons and is not allowed to close it as it would keep the
 deer
  out of her gardens.
  BillR
  Jacksonville FL
  1981 300SD 294k miles
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Tom Hargrave [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Sep 6, 2007 9:46 AM
  To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
  
  Someone needs to invent a gatling-bow  haul a truck load home
  
  Thanks,
  Tom Hargrave
  www.kegkits.com
  256-656-1924
  
  
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:mercedes-
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  On Behalf Of Curt Raymond
  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 8:32 AM
  To: Diesel List
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
  
  
  That one is easy, they starve or another predator emerges.
  
  I'm from Portland, Maine and several of the islands in the bay have
  problems
  with deer. In recent times every couple years they have a limited
 archery
  hunt to reduce population.
  Its interesting how greenie weenies will line up to have you sit on
 their
  back porch and bag the garden destroyers...
  
  -Curt
  
  Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 00:48:47 -0700
  From: Zoltan Finks [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Message-ID:
   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
  
  I have wanted to mention something, but not until now has the subject
  come close enough to what I want to metion:
  
  We live on an island here in WA. I am wondering how animals on an
  island avoid the problems that come with a limited gene pool. I mean,
  I don't picture any deer swimming across the sound to diversify the
  gene pool.
  
  Also, I can add to the discussion of an over protection of animals
  leading to their overpopulation, etc. I don't think there is hunting
  allowed here, and there are deer everywhere, even in town.
  Significantly greater risk of hitting one with one's car than there
  was in MN, and I thought I was getting away from that risk in moving
  here.
  
  And when the wife and I drove up to the Olympic mountain range and
  visited Hurricane Ridge, there were deer that were very calmly walking
  around and grazing right up to the edge of the parking lot, and
  walking across it with impunity.
  
  One wonders what will keep

Re: [MBZ] populations discussion

2007-09-07 Thread James Zavesky
1992-1995 

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 Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 3:08 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 What years are problems with the wiring harness on the 140?  94-95?
 
 ---
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 Cox Auto Trader
 730 FSBO Supervisor
 
 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'billr' [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'Mercedes Discussion List'
 mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 1:23 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 
  Bill
 
  The 500 would be a better choice given the fact that your mechanic has
  already worked on them. The 600 engine is entirely different.
 
  Try to get something 1996 or newer otherwise you will be replacing
  harness's.
 
  James
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] populations discussion

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
The Key Deer are on No Name Key and Big Pine Key where the National Key Deer
Refuge is. Iguanas on the other hand are everywhere and some are monster
huge! Saw one in a tree from 20 yards, it had a head as large as a man's. 

James Zavesky


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of billr
 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 10:10 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 To chime in on deer populations, one of the lower FL Keys [Summerland?]
 has Key Deer. Very cute and pretty tame - about the size of a medium dog
 [but probably would taste better ..].  It is illegal to fence them out, or
 drive over 45 day or 25 mph at night where they frequent [including as
 stretch of US 1].  If you want to find some angry home owners chat with
 residents who can't grow gardens or many ornamental plants except as deer
 fodder. One of mom's friends had a remote control gate installed for
 security reasons and is not allowed to close it as it would keep the deer
 out of her gardens.
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD 294k miles
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Tom Hargrave [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sep 6, 2007 9:46 AM
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 Someone needs to invent a gatling-bow  haul a truck load home
 
 Thanks,
 Tom Hargrave
 www.kegkits.com
 256-656-1924
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:mercedes-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Curt Raymond
 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 8:32 AM
 To: Diesel List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 
 
 That one is easy, they starve or another predator emerges.
 
 I'm from Portland, Maine and several of the islands in the bay have
 problems
 with deer. In recent times every couple years they have a limited archery
 hunt to reduce population.
 Its interesting how greenie weenies will line up to have you sit on their
 back porch and bag the garden destroyers...
 
 -Curt
 
 Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 00:48:47 -0700
 From: Zoltan Finks [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] populations discussion
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Message-ID:
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
 
 I have wanted to mention something, but not until now has the subject
 come close enough to what I want to metion:
 
 We live on an island here in WA. I am wondering how animals on an
 island avoid the problems that come with a limited gene pool. I mean,
 I don't picture any deer swimming across the sound to diversify the
 gene pool.
 
 Also, I can add to the discussion of an over protection of animals
 leading to their overpopulation, etc. I don't think there is hunting
 allowed here, and there are deer everywhere, even in town.
 Significantly greater risk of hitting one with one's car than there
 was in MN, and I thought I was getting away from that risk in moving
 here.
 
 And when the wife and I drove up to the Olympic mountain range and
 visited Hurricane Ridge, there were deer that were very calmly walking
 around and grazing right up to the edge of the parking lot, and
 walking across it with impunity.
 
 One wonders what will keep the population from getting out of hand.
 
 Brian
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
I do all my own work on our cars, even after my back operation. Our 1991
500SL is easier to work on than our 1992 600SEL. Our 500SL doesn't have
traction control (ASR) which is perfect for that chassis. On the 500SL the
major problems are the oil tubes in the engine, hydraulic latches in the A
pillar fot the convertible top and the wiring harness's. The 500SL is a
piece of cake to work on compared to the 600SEL. So I guess it's all
relative. To work on either buy the Dvd from the dealer for that particular
chassis, a decent set of tools and a code scanner.

James Zavesky 

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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:39 PM
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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 On 9/6/07, E M [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  A friend just bought a 1990 300SL that needs some work.  Soft top and a
 few
  other small things.  He is having a hard time finding manuals online for
 the
  1990.  He can find them for the 1989, but no luck with the later car.
  Anyone have a lind or can point me in the right direction.
 
 
 I'm curious too whether there is an FSM for the R129.  I know they are
 notoriously just as complicated and wallet-draining as the W140, so my
 only hope of ever owning one is if I can DIY on it.
 
 (What I'd REALLY like is a W124 convertible, but those seem to trade
 at ridiculous prices---more than 500Es!)
 
 Alex Chamberlain
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Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
There are two ECU's one for each ETA. Everything else there are one of -
ASR, ASD, Transmission, etc

Jim

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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:24 PM
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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 That would be computer(s), one for each 6 cylinder engine!
 
 On 9/6/07, Kaleb C. Striplin, work [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  So you do your own work on the 600?  Had a computer go out yet?
 
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  - Original Message -
  From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:42 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 
  I do all my own work on our cars, even after my back operation. Our
 1991
   500SL is easier to work on than our 1992 600SEL. Our 500SL doesn't
 have
   traction control (ASR) which is perfect for that chassis. On the 500SL
  the
   major problems are the oil tubes in the engine, hydraulic latches in
 the
   A
   pillar fot the convertible top and the wiring harness's. The 500SL is
 a
   piece of cake to work on compared to the 600SEL. So I guess it's all
   relative. To work on either buy the Dvd from the dealer for that
   particular
   chassis, a decent set of tools and a code scanner.
  
   James Zavesky
  
   -Original Message-
   From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
   On Behalf Of Alex Chamberlain
   Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:39 PM
   To: Mercedes Discussion List
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
  
   On 9/6/07, E M [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
A friend just bought a 1990 300SL that needs some work.  Soft top
 and
  a
   few
other small things.  He is having a hard time finding manuals
 online
for
   the
1990.  He can find them for the 1989, but no luck with the later
 car.
Anyone have a lind or can point me in the right direction.
   
  
   I'm curious too whether there is an FSM for the R129.  I know they
 are
   notoriously just as complicated and wallet-draining as the W140, so
 my
   only hope of ever owning one is if I can DIY on it.
  
   (What I'd REALLY like is a W124 convertible, but those seem to trade
   at ridiculous prices---more than 500Es!)
  
   Alex Chamberlain
   '87 300D Turbo et al.
  
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Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
Both our cars are ODB1 so I had a Snap On 2500 scanner, sold it when I got
the Mercedes DAS software for a spare laptop. You can pull the same codes
with a Led light and some wires it's just that I suck at counting led
flashes, pretty good at reading GUI interfaces. ;)

The Dvd is a digital copy of the paper manuals. I usually pull up whatever
I'm working on, print it out and head outside with the printed instructions
and picture of what I'm working on.

Jim

 -Original Message-
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 On Behalf Of Alex Chamberlain
 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:19 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 On 9/6/07, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  To work on either buy the Dvd from the dealer for that particular
  chassis, a decent set of tools and a code scanner.
 
 So there is a DVD available for the R129?  What's the content
 like---scans from the printed manuals like the CD-ROMs for the older
 chassis, or something else?
 
 What kind of code scanner do you have?  Everything I've seen that
 works with pre-OBDII Mercedes seems to be aimed at professionals and
 priced accordingly.
 
 Alex Chamberlain
 '87 300D Turbo
 
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Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
Yes

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 So, do you work on that thing yourself?
 
 ---
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 Cox Auto Trader
 730 FSBO Supervisor
 
 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:53 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 
  There are two ECU's one for each ETA. Everything else there are one of -
  ASR, ASD, Transmission, etc
 
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Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
Computers are fine and rarely fail. Senders rarely fail, although I did have
a right side knock sensor that was bad when I got the car. Wiring harness's
are shit on the 1992-1995 S-Class. Ya'd think that for what they charged for
the thing when new the wiring wouldn't deteriorate.

Jim



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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:23 PM
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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 So you do your own work on the 600?  Had a computer go out yet?
 
 ---
 Kaleb C. Striplin
 Cox Auto Trader
 730 FSBO Supervisor
 
 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:42 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
 
 I do all my own work on our cars, even after my back operation. Our 1991
  500SL is easier to work on than our 1992 600SEL. Our 500SL doesn't have
  traction control (ASR) which is perfect for that chassis. On the 500SL
 the
  major problems are the oil tubes in the engine, hydraulic latches in the
  A
  pillar fot the convertible top and the wiring harness's. The 500SL is a
  piece of cake to work on compared to the 600SEL. So I guess it's all
  relative. To work on either buy the Dvd from the dealer for that
  particular
  chassis, a decent set of tools and a code scanner.
 
  James Zavesky
 
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
  On Behalf Of Alex Chamberlain
  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:39 PM
  To: Mercedes Discussion List
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Manuals for 1990 300 SL??
 
  On 9/6/07, E M [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   A friend just bought a 1990 300SL that needs some work.  Soft top and
 a
  few
   other small things.  He is having a hard time finding manuals online
   for
  the
   1990.  He can find them for the 1989, but no luck with the later car.
   Anyone have a lind or can point me in the right direction.
  
 
  I'm curious too whether there is an FSM for the R129.  I know they are
  notoriously just as complicated and wallet-draining as the W140, so my
  only hope of ever owning one is if I can DIY on it.
 
  (What I'd REALLY like is a W124 convertible, but those seem to trade
  at ridiculous prices---more than 500Es!)
 
  Alex Chamberlain
  '87 300D Turbo et al.
 
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Re: [MBZ] Oh Crap! Oil in coolant

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
You might want to do a compression test. Simple and easy to do. Two people
make the job go quick. 

A leak down test is better but if you don't have the leak down tester and a
air compressor a basic compression test is a start. You can also pressurize
the coolant system and see if you get a drop in pressure.

Jim



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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:06 PM
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 Subject: [MBZ] Oh Crap! Oil in coolant
 
 *%** I have oil in my coolant.  This probably means a blown head gasket
 right?   I have a 1990 300SEL 140K (M103).   Does the head usually
 crack? It has not overheated and this must have just occurred. I am
 going to flush and fill it.
 
 
 
 1.Any idea what this might cost?
 2.Could it be something else?
 
 
 
 
 
 Donald H. Snook
 
 1990 300SEL 140K
 
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Re: [MBZ] W140 V12 computers (was Manuals for 1990 300 SL??)

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
ETA = Electronic Throttle Actuator (Throttle Body)

Jim

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 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:56 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] W140 V12 computers (was Manuals for 1990 300 SL??)
 
 On 9/6/07, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  There are two ECU's one for each ETA. Everything else there are one of -
  ASR, ASD, Transmission, etc
 
  Jim
 
 ECU = Electronic Control Unit
 ETA = ???
 
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Re: [MBZ] Spend money? ME?

2007-09-06 Thread James Zavesky
That's how it was with me too. I had the 1985 300SD and the 1987 300SDL and
they didn't have any computer connections. When I bought the E320, 500SL and
the 600SEL I went through a steep learning curve. Had no clue how the newer
cars worked with computers. Biggest problem was I bought the 600SEL with a
loud and I mean loud tick in the engine. So in order to make the purchase
feasible meant I had to fix it. Turns out the oil pan was full of carbon
which plugged one of the exhaust lifters on #3 cylinder. Removing the carbon
sediment from the oil pan and using Auto-Rx has made significant
improvements. One of the listers here made an iconic statement not too long
ago the idiot at the dealership masquerading as a mechanic is a statement
I use frequently. All the dealerships (both of them) wanted to do was
disassemble the top end of the motor where the noise was, but without taking
the carbon out of the pan it would have plugged up the new lifter(s). The
root cause was the carbon that was in the pan. As it was when I got cancer
last fall I had one of the Mercedes dealerships reassemble the top end of
the motor and set cam timing because I had been in the process of doing that
when I got sick. 5 frickin weeks AND a dented door later I have oil leaks
and extra intake manifold gaskets left. So who here can guess what my fall
project is going to be?

James Zavesky







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 On Behalf Of Tom Hargrave
 Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 8:01 PM
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List'
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Spend money? ME?
 
 My newest Mercedes has no laptop connection - it's a 1987 300SDL. My
 oldest
 was manufactured when a small computer was the size of a large office
 suite - it's a 1959 220S (for sale or for trade for a nice 220D 0r 240D
 with
 a 4 speed, if you know of anyone who wants one)
 
 Thanks,
 Tom Hargrave
 256-656-1924
 www.kegkits.com
 
 
 
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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Spend money? ME?
 
 You've never been to a Mercedes dealership and had them hook their
 laptop
 up
 to your car?
 
 Shocking suggestion. This suggests opening a wallet which is anathema to
 most
 okiebenz listers.
 
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[MBZ] [ SPAM ] RE: Waxing/Polishing Car

2007-08-24 Thread James Zavesky
I use Turtle Wax applied by hand. Been using it for years. There are
probably better products out there and easier application methods but turtle
wav applied by hand works for me.

James Zavesky


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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Craig McCluskey
 Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 7:33 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Waxing/Polishing Car
 
 On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:37:35 -0700 (PDT) LWB250 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  I would recommend 3M Show Car Wax, as it can be
  applied with a buffer or by hand, and the results are
  pretty much the same.
 
 I presume you mean this stuff:
 
 http://www.autogeek.net/3mpershowcar.html
 
 (Which is also available as a liquid; I would presume the paste is
 better.)
 
 Their comments about the Imperial Hand Glaze (at
 http://www.autogeek.net/3mimhanglaz.html) and the Show Car Paste Wax
 are interesting.
 
 Of the Hand Glaze, they say,Hand Glaze offers no protection, regardless
 of how stunning it is! Seal in this stunning appearance with 3M's
 Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax. They say it contains no silicones or
 waxes.
 
 Of the Show Car Wax, they say, 3M Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax does more
 than bring out good looks -- it offers paint protection against sun,
 acid rain, airborne contaminants, and other paint-harming agents. They
 say it contains acrylic silicone flouropolymer, or A.S.F.
 
 I thought silicones were bad for paint. Is this something different than
 WD-40 has?
 
 
  I was a real purist for many years, believing that the only proper way
  to apply wax was by hand, until I bit the bullet and bought a random
  orbit polisher.  What used to take me all day can be done in an hour or
  two with the polisher.
 
 Any recommendations on brands? Are there different types of actions?
 
 
 Craig
 
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[MBZ] [ SPAM ] RE: 240D Noise

2007-08-17 Thread James Zavesky
Waterpump?

To isolate the noise maybe remove the belt(s) and see if the noise goes
away.

Jim

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 On Behalf Of LarryT
 Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 1:59 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] 240D Noise
 
 Howdy,
 A few weeks ago I asked about a fan like noise I hear from the drivers
 seat side only.  It doesn;t start until 25-30mph and is like a large fan.
 Not a rough, rumbling or gritty noise - very smooth as if there were a
 turbine under the hood.  (I wish!)
 
 Anyway, suggested possibilities were the wheel bearings, and
 driveshaft.
 I check both without finding a problem,
 I didn't take then apart, but under braking the cars stops straight
 with
 hands off the s wheel - no heat from the wheel bearing caps - well, not
 none, but equal heat.
 
 So, should I repack the front wheel bearings in case that's the
 problem?
 Also, when the rear w.brgs fail what are the symptoms?
 
 The d-shaft is tight and turns smooth by hand.
 
 The T-Converter doesn't fail does it?  Being hydraulic I would think they
 last forever.
 Thx
 Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
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Re: [MBZ] leather seats W109

2007-08-06 Thread James Zavesky
Use Leaherique, stuff is amazing

http://www.leatherique.com/

Check with Rusty on availability http://www.buymbparts.com/


James Zavesky




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 Subject: [MBZ] leather seats W109
 
 the front leather seats on the 300SEL   have  developed  quite a few
 small cracks   and look  worn out in contrast to the rear seats .
 ? Are these  leather covers still available somewhere. What would be the
 best options?
 
 input will be appreciated.
 Thanks
 
 mak
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[MBZ] [ SPAM ] RE: 78 240D Making Odd Noise

2007-08-04 Thread James Zavesky
Check the front wheel bearings. 

James Zavesky

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 On Behalf Of LarryT
 Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 8:15 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] 78 240D Making Odd Noise
 
 
 Howdy -
 My 240D has a sound like something is running besides the engine -
 like
 a roar that is not dependant on the speed of the engine but *is* dependant
 on the speed of the car.  My car has a solid fan attachment (no viscous
 clutch) and I've replaced the motor mounts which cured a lot of strange
 noises.
 
 The roar gets louder as I speed up and quieter as I slow down.  What
 do
 bad center bearings sound like?   I've had bad u-joints on other cars and
 know what they felt like - and this ain;t like that.  Any reason I should
 expect the noise to be the same?
 
 I must be rambling - never had a problem like this before -
 
 Any ideas?
 
 TIA -
 
 Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
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Re: [MBZ] A/C/ R12 availability? (was: Re: windshield misting over after A/C shutdown ('85 300D))

2007-07-25 Thread James Zavesky
Ernest I bought a SUN recovery/recharging unit off ebay years ago. When
doing one of the cars with R12 I connect the unit, suck all the existing
Freon out and let it pull a vacuum, takes about an hour. As long as there
aren't any leaks I refill it with Freeze 12. The Freeze 12 stuff seems to
work fine. I need to find a similar recycle machine for R134 so I can do
some work on the 600SEL A/C system - the compressor is making noise.

James Zavesky

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 Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:58 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] A/C/ R12 availability? (was: Re: windshield misting over
 after A/C shutdown ('85 300D))
 
 James touches on an interesting point; if i were to need to service the
 A/C, what's the best way to deal with an original R12 system? i'm not
 eager to go through the whole costly procedure to convert to the less
 efficient R134a refrigerant, so is there still a recommended way to get
 R12?
 
 
 cheers!
 e
 
 
 James Zavesky wrote:
  Low Freon. Your A/C compressor isn't kicking on during specific weather
 that
  can cause the windows to condense up. Charge the A/C.
 
  James Zavesky
 
 
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  Subject: Re: [MBZ] windshield misting over after A/C shutdown ('85
 300D)
 
 
  lately, anytime i shut off the A/C after using it while driving,
  moisture vapor becoming condensation blowing onto the windshield
  becomes
  bad enough as to impede visibility. any ideas as to what this is a
  symptom of, and/or what i might look for?
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] windshield misting over after A/C shutdown ('85 300D)

2007-07-24 Thread James Zavesky
Low Freon. Your A/C compressor isn't kicking on during specific weather that
can cause the windows to condense up. Charge the A/C.

James Zavesky

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  lately, anytime i shut off the A/C after using it while driving,
  moisture vapor becoming condensation blowing onto the windshield
  becomes
  bad enough as to impede visibility. any ideas as to what this is a
  symptom of, and/or what i might look for?
 


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Re: [MBZ] Clean, I'll show you clean

2007-07-18 Thread James Zavesky
What product(s) do use?

Thanks

Jim

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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Clean, I'll show you clean
 
  I'm just amazed that Rodger cleans his own cars, I would have thought
 he
  would go down to the scout clean a car day and haggle them down to 50c
 for a
  complete detail inside and out.
 
 First of all, there is no d in my name. As to cleaning my own cars, you
 have no idea. I will put the cosmetic condition of either one up against
 ANY
 vehicle on this list. I have been a compulsive car cleaner since my very
 first
 car. When the P-car comes back from anyplace, it is washed and detailed
 inside
 and out before being covering in the garage. The black C320, being driven
 nearly
 every day, is a lot more work   to keep as clean and shiny as possible.
 But,
 after years of using this and that polish and wax, I have found the brand
 that
 reduces the work needed and the time required. Use a commercial car wash?
 Over my dead body.
 
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[MBZ] Bosch injector rebuild on 600SEL V12

2007-06-28 Thread James Zavesky

Listers where would I send my Bosch injectors to get rebuilt and calibrated?
Is there any difference in performance or longevity versus new?
Car is a 1992 600SEL V12 with 139900 miles on it. 
Dealership told me that four of the injectors were bad when they tried
putting top end of engine back together.

Thanks

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL



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Re: [MBZ] ,92 600SEL

2007-06-25 Thread James Zavesky
On a 1992 600SEL it takes 15 minutes to RR the oil filter including
removing the Air Filter Box, MAF and finding the Mercedes oil filter
wrench/socket.

Changed plugs today - 30 minutes. Back is screaming in pain from being bent
over the motor. I KNOW that isn't on my list of rehab exercises from the
doctor. As long as I can stand straight by the time the wife gets home from
work I'm golden. 

Changed the transmission filter last week. That took two hours. An hour
longer than normal. Got stuck on the ground and couldn't get up. 

James Zavesky
1991 500SL 
1992 600SEL

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 Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:37 PM
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] ,92 600SEL
 
 BillR,
 I had that dream too and then I came across this. Now it's a nightmare.
 
 As an example, looks like it takes 3 hours to change out the oil filter if
 you don't break something in the process.
 
 
 http://v12uberalles.com/
 
 
 On 6/25/07, BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  OK - I see that many on the list would love to have that MB SUV.  No
  interest personally, as I am quite happy with my 300SD and don't need
 such
  a
  thing. BUT, what does make me drool is something like this:
 
  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem
  
 
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemih=005sspagename
 =
  STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=150135362950rd=1,1
  ih=005sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=150135362950rd=1,1
 -
  not for me, but for my darling wife.  98k miles and I am sure everything
  is
  just like they say - near showroom...  OK, I'm not that gullible.  I
 also
  notice this same car sold on eBay just a few weeks ago.  Wonder what
  happened?  The left good feedback for the buyer, but still have the car.
 
  Donald - I still plan to buy that 300SEL you have if it is available,
 but
  I
  gotta tell you, if this one were to stay within a reasonable price range
  I'd
  jump on it - and probably regret it later.
 
 
 
  BillR
 
  Jacksonville FL:
 
  1981 300SD  290k miles
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] ,92 600SEL

2007-06-25 Thread James Zavesky
Nice cars. We have one. Amazing car. The motor has 402 hp not 386. It goes
from 0-60 in 6 seconds. 

In town it needs to be driven in 3rd else the motor never gets over 1300rpm
and carbons up the motor. Unfortunately the carbon gets into the oil system
and plugs one of the touchy lifters. Sea Foam seems to have cleared it up.
Car has Bio-degradeable wiring harness's under the hood as well as the ETA
that have potentiometer issues as well.

Depending on where the car lived you may or may not need an evaporator.

In addition to the wiring at 99kmi plan on doing the rear accumulators,
trans filter and hoses.

At 125kmi start planning on doing the timing chain, valve stem seals and
guides.

Oh yeah pulling away from a Red Light when it goes green STILL puts a smile
on my face. It's the 70's all over again but with air bags and ABS.


James Zavesky
1991 500SL 
1992 600SEL

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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of BillR
 Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:07 PM
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List'
 Subject: [MBZ] ,92 600SEL
 
 OK - I see that many on the list would love to have that MB SUV.  No
 interest personally, as I am quite happy with my 300SD and don't need such
 a
 thing. BUT, what does make me drool is something like this:
 
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemih=005sspagenam
 e=
 STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=150135362950rd=1,1
 ih=005sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=150135362950rd=1,1   -
 not for me, but for my darling wife.  98k miles and I am sure everything
 is
 just like they say - near showroom...  OK, I'm not that gullible.  I also
 notice this same car sold on eBay just a few weeks ago.  Wonder what
 happened?  The left good feedback for the buyer, but still have the car.
 
 Donald - I still plan to buy that 300SEL you have if it is available, but
 I
 gotta tell you, if this one were to stay within a reasonable price range
 I'd
 jump on it - and probably regret it later.
 
 
 
 BillR
 
 Jacksonville FL:
 
 1981 300SD  290k miles
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 190e 2.6 won't start

2007-06-25 Thread James Zavesky
Had a 1989 E320 wagon with the same problem. Previous owner ran a wire from
the battery to a switch he mounted in the floor by the drivers seat that
then went to the fuel pump. Yanked his Rube Goldberg system out and put a
fuel pump relay in. Car started and ran fine.

To test the fuel pump run a long heavier gauge wire from the battery to the
pump to see if the pump is good. If it is see if it works with the key in
the run position, if not - change the relay. Buy the relay new from Rusty,
getting stuck sucks especially for the daughter.

I have the EPC - send your request OFFLIST to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

James Zavesky


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 Subject: [MBZ] Fwd: 190e 2.6 won't start
 
 Listers,
 
 I need some advise on my daughter's car.  Several weeks ago she complained
 her 1990 190e 2.6 w/ 7, (I think it's actually about 15, but
 that's
 another story) was not wanting to die when she came to an idle.  By the
 time
 I came to inspect it the problem seem to have resolved it's self, and I
 couldn't reproduce it.   The car has sat for 2wks, and I went out to start
 it this morning and it won't start it just cranks.  I checked and it
 appears
 I'm getting spark so given last week's issues I'm thinking it's a fuel
 problem.  What should I look at next?  Fuel filter?  Pump or pump relay?
 What should I evaluate next? This is the first issue I've ever really had
 with her car and I'm kinda at a loss.  All my previous cars were/are
 diesel.  I'd appreciate any advise. .
 
 Also does anyone have access to an online parts manual?
 
 
 Troy Kocher
 77 240d (biofuels.ca) 191kMi SOLD, 79 280CE 130kMi(parts),  77 240d
 parts,
 
 81 240d 287kMi, 82 300CD 215kMi SOLD, 90 190E 69kMi, 95 E300d 228kMi
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Re: [MBZ] New car New questions

2007-06-22 Thread James Zavesky
Brian I looked up your car in the EPC to get the part numbers. Too little or
too much oil in a motor is never a good thing. I'd try to get the right
dipstick soon.

Oil dipstick part numbers:
A 603 010 02 72 Replaced by A 602 010 02 72

A 602 010 02 72 Oil DipStick
Brown


Same dipstick up to the end of model year 1988


Hope his helps

James Zavesky


 

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 Subject: [MBZ] New car New questions
 
 Okay, now that I am happily home with the new-to-us 87 190D (and have
 my computer set up so I can email now) I naturally could use some
 input on some questions - the impatient may delete.
 
 Is the sunroof not supposed to open all the way on these smaller cars?
 It slides back but looks like it should open about 6 or 7 inches more.
 Is that all the farther it's supposed to open?
 
 The transmission dipstick: It says 126 on the top of it (followed by
 other numbers of course) The cap is red in color. Was a mystery before
 I realized it probably is the wrong dipstick - the level read way low,
 yet the tranny acted just right. The seller tried to explain this away
 in lame fashion, saying that when the engine is cold, and engine is
 shut off, that that is when the level should read correctly (which it
 does). Fortunately, there was the operator's manual present in the
 glovebox, and I was able to prove him wrong in black and white. He
 insisted on holding that he was correct though. I added one pint to be
 conservative (before I realized that I may have the wrong dipstick.
 
 Brian
 87 190D
 
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Re: [MBZ] 87 300SDL windshield replacement

2007-06-21 Thread James Zavesky
We put a PPG windshield in our 1987 300SDL when we had it and it worked out
okay. Have the installer be careful of the two rivets on the top corners of
the roof that hold the molding down. I think they're aluminum and oxidize.
When they remove the molding the rivet that holds the molding clip on snaps.


James Zavesky


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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Roger Conlon
 Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:18 PM
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: [MBZ] 87 300SDL windshield replacement
 
 I have a cracked windshield in my 87 SDL, called the local auto glass
 place
 to get price on
 replacement.
 $505 for windshield from Mercedes
 $377.20 for six pieces of molding
 $100-$120 for install.
 
 Do I need the Mercedes glass or should I go with a PPG glass, and is it
 necessary for new molding?
 I have $100 deductible on my insurance but you can bet I'll pay for it in
 the long run if I go
 all original Benz stuff.
 
 Roger
 
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Re: [MBZ] 95 E320

2007-06-06 Thread James Zavesky
Also plan on the rear accumulators ( nitrogen filled rear suspension spheres
). A pair will run $200 plus oil. Book time is 5 1/2 hours on a wagon and
you'll need every bit of the 5 1/2 hours. I did them on our 1995 E320 wagon.
Engine harness was replaced. However the compressor was leaking and not the
evaporator.

James Zavesky




 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Gary Thompson
 Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:47 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 95 E320
 
 Eric,
 
 While I still love mine, there are a few issues you should be aware of
 before buying. Not all of these are catastrophic, but may be used to
 negotiate price :^)
 
 1) Most of the later W124 chassis cars (I know starting with the M104
 engine intorduced in 1993) came with a newly introduced biodegradeable
 wiring harness. Unfortunately, the high heat environement of the
 engine compartment caused the insulation to degrade prematurely. Many
 of these have probably been replaced by the 120K mile point, but it's
 always good to ask. If the current owner doesn't know if it's been
 replaced, assume it hasn't. It's not a particularly difficult DIY job,
 but is very time consuming if you're doing it for the first time.
 
 2) Head gaskets have been known to begin to seep oil out at about the
 middle on the passenger side. Take a look here for old, crusty,
 seeping oil. If the gasket needs to be replace, might as well do a
 valve job while it's off. The M104 bottom end is quite robust, so with
 a fresh valve job, you're easily good for another 150K miles.
 
 3) In warm southern climates, where the A/C goes through a lot of
 thermal cycles, the evaporators have been known to spring leaks around
 the seams. This doesn't sound too bad until you realize Mercedes hung
 the evaporator by a string and then built a car around it. I've seen
 quotes between 14 and 18 shop hours to replace, though I good tech
 who's done a few can get it done in one solid day. Not for the faint
 of heart to DIY. Ask the current owner about A/C issues, and be wary
 of any car that just needs a charge. It can be very difficult to
 diagnose the evap leak since you can't get to it directly. Sometimes a
 good leak sniffer (or even your nose if you know what PAG oil smells
 like) can get a whiff of refrigerant out of the vents when the blower
 is first started up. In other cases, you can detect refrigerant or oil
 coming out the evap drain under the car.
 
 Don't want to sound too discouraging as the 1995 E320 is really quite a
 car.
 
 
 Gary Thompson
 Georgetown, TX
 1995 E320  139K miles
 
 
 On 6/5/07, eric peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  What problems should I look for in a 95 E320??  Car is
  said to be well maintained with aprox 120K.
 
  Thanks in advance
  Eric
  85 300CD 112K
 
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[MBZ] Mercedes Diesel Tools For Sale

2007-03-30 Thread James Zavesky
Have for sale the following items needed to do timing chain  injection pump
work on 603 Diesel engines:

IP Position Light MB Part # 617 589 08 21 00 $199
IP Lock MB Part # 601 589 05 21 00 $35
Slide Hammer for Both Style Prechambers MB Part # 602 589 00 33 01/602 589
00 33 02/602 589 00 33 03 $66.00
Head Bolt Bit MB Part # 601 589 00 10 00 $15
Bracket for Chain Tensioner Tool MB Part # 602 589 01 40 00 $18
Socket for Injectors MB Part # 604 589 01 09 00 $20
Socket/Puller for Prechambers MB Part # 615 589 00 07 00 $121
Timing Chain Crimping Tool MB Part # 602 589 00 39 00 $298

Prices after the part numbers are current pricing. Will entertain offers.
I've used these tools a couple times. Would like to sell them as a group if
possible. Let me know other wise they are off to ebay.

Also have a Snap On Scanner in the Case with cable adapters, personality
keys, manuals and the 2003 Mercedes Cartridge. Everything you need to pull
and reset codes on your Mercedes. Plus you can add additional Cartridges (
ie: GM ) and their cable to pull and reset there codes.

James Zavesky




 







Re: [MBZ] W140 ??

2007-03-28 Thread James Zavesky
It'

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of E M
 Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 9:28 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] W140 ??
 
 Hi James,
 Thanks for your help and pointing out a few things to watch for.  Love the
 V12 cars.  I like the early ones as I belive they had a little more power,
 and didn't have the two tone interior?  I saw a really nice '98 S500 the
 other day, and even hung around in the parking lot for 45 minutes, hoping
 to
 catch them, but no show, so I left.
 
 Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the shop manual for the W140?
 A
 link or .pdf file would be great.
 
 Thanks again for your help James.  Hope the back is feeling better.
 Ed
 
 On 26/03/07, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  We have a 1992 600SEL. The 1992-1995 S-Class cars used bio-degradeable
  wiring harness's under the hood. If your car starts throwing error codes
  it
  isn't the senders - it's the wiring harness.
 
  Another known issue is the evaporator core - local guy can do them for
  $3300
  using factory parts.
 
  Rear accumulators - two nitrogen filled spheres ( softball size ) affect
  rear ride for ASD. The nitrogen leaks past the seal and the dampening is
  gone. Not wiring related but you might as well replace that harness also
  when your replacing all the other ones.
 
  V-8 motors have the oil tubes on top the motor that get brittle  break
  and
  also get clogged - easy DIY fix.
 
  V-12 motors typically need the ETA's replaced. $3500 each from the
 dealer.
 
  I have heard that the door  trunk closers can die, haven't experienced
  that
  yet.
 
  1996 - 1999 use OBD2 computer systems diagnosis which is much better
 than
  OBD1 and the wiring harness's hold up much better.
 
  Find a local shop with old school guys working there. Dealerships
  typically
  use FNG's because their cheap. But they're also clueless.
 
 
  James Zavesky
  1992 600SEL
  1991 500SL
 
 
 
   -Original Message-
   From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   On Behalf Of E M
   Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:59 PM
   To: Mercedes Discussion List
   Subject: [MBZ] W140 ??
  
   OK, have a few questions regarding the W140 S Class (S500).  I'm
 looking
   for
   a car for my Dad.  I've looked at a few older W126 models, but most
 are
   either rough, unknown history, or the old tin worm is starting to get
 to
   them.  I've looked around for a SDL, but not many around up here.  I
  know
   there has been much negative stuff said about the old W140, but I've
   always
   loved the look of the car.  Also, they seem to have depreciated pretty
   fast
   compared to some other models.  Ok, the questions.  What is the going
   range
   for a nice S500?  What were the real problems with these cars, and did
   they
   infact have that many problems, or was most of it due to lact of
   maintance?
   I mean, were there problems with the important things like the engine,
   trans
   etc, or was it more fiddly things like the auto door close latch, and
   similar toys?What are some of the problem areas on these cars?
 My
   dad
   does very few miles now that he's retired, but I'd like a big safe
   comfortable car for him and Mum.  Gas mileage is not a really big
 issue.
   I
   now a coulpe of guys sell parts on the list, and there are a few mail
   order
   places listed too.  Any of you guys carry parts for the old W140?
 Also,
   any
   places in Canada selling parts, other than the dealer?  I've seen a
  S500s
   around lately.  Can anyone recommend a used car place in Toronto for
  such
   cars.  The few I've seen at the dealer are WAY above what them seem to
  go
   for in the market, and they weren't even anything extra special.
  
   Thanks for any help, suggestions and advise.
   Ed
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[MBZ] W140 for sale - 1992 V12

2007-03-28 Thread James Zavesky
My back was operated on last September to remove the cancer from my spine.
Spent six weeks in the hospital and am still recovering. Working on my car
isn't an option at this time. Need to concentrate on rehabilitation and I
still have the SL.

 

So offered to the list is a 1992 600SEL. All the wiring harnesses under the
hood have been replaced except for the ASD harness. A/C blows ice cold. Has
17 2003 V12 rims on it with Pirellis that have a few thousand miles on them
at best. Has a lifter noise in cylinder #2 which means replacing the
lifters. I'd also replace the valve stem seals. Car has 139kmi. White with
gray leather. New radiator, brakes, hoses, serpentine belt, thermostat, ALL
senders under the hood, crankcase ventilation. Has all the usual options
plus I put the on the EURO Headlights. I've always used M1 in it. Want to
keep it but I can't give it the attention it needs to finish it. I will also
include a copy of the W140 Dvd I bought from the dealer.

 

Wife drives it 40 miles daily to and from work. Pictures available on
request. May consider partial trade.

 

If anyone is interested email me OFFLIST at [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 

 

Thanks

 

James Zavesky



Re: [MBZ] W140 ??

2007-03-27 Thread James Zavesky
We have a 1992 600SEL. The 1992-1995 S-Class cars used bio-degradeable
wiring harness's under the hood. If your car starts throwing error codes it
isn't the senders - it's the wiring harness. 

Another known issue is the evaporator core - local guy can do them for $3300
using factory parts. 

Rear accumulators - two nitrogen filled spheres ( softball size ) affect
rear ride for ASD. The nitrogen leaks past the seal and the dampening is
gone. Not wiring related but you might as well replace that harness also
when your replacing all the other ones.

V-8 motors have the oil tubes on top the motor that get brittle  break and
also get clogged - easy DIY fix.

V-12 motors typically need the ETA's replaced. $3500 each from the dealer.

I have heard that the door  trunk closers can die, haven't experienced that
yet.

1996 - 1999 use OBD2 computer systems diagnosis which is much better than
OBD1 and the wiring harness's hold up much better.

Find a local shop with old school guys working there. Dealerships typically
use FNG's because their cheap. But they're also clueless. 


James Zavesky
1992 600SEL
1991 500SL



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of E M
 Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:59 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: [MBZ] W140 ??
 
 OK, have a few questions regarding the W140 S Class (S500).  I'm looking
 for
 a car for my Dad.  I've looked at a few older W126 models, but most are
 either rough, unknown history, or the old tin worm is starting to get to
 them.  I've looked around for a SDL, but not many around up here.  I know
 there has been much negative stuff said about the old W140, but I've
 always
 loved the look of the car.  Also, they seem to have depreciated pretty
 fast
 compared to some other models.  Ok, the questions.  What is the going
 range
 for a nice S500?  What were the real problems with these cars, and did
 they
 infact have that many problems, or was most of it due to lact of
 maintance?
 I mean, were there problems with the important things like the engine,
 trans
 etc, or was it more fiddly things like the auto door close latch, and
 similar toys?What are some of the problem areas on these cars?  My
 dad
 does very few miles now that he's retired, but I'd like a big safe
 comfortable car for him and Mum.  Gas mileage is not a really big issue.
 I
 now a coulpe of guys sell parts on the list, and there are a few mail
 order
 places listed too.  Any of you guys carry parts for the old W140?  Also,
 any
 places in Canada selling parts, other than the dealer?  I've seen a S500s
 around lately.  Can anyone recommend a used car place in Toronto for such
 cars.  The few I've seen at the dealer are WAY above what them seem to go
 for in the market, and they weren't even anything extra special.
 
 Thanks for any help, suggestions and advise.
 Ed
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Re: [MBZ] 300SD for $250

2007-03-01 Thread James Zavesky
Also 1985 was the first year for ABS

James Zavesky

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 On Behalf Of Werner Fehlauer
 Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:33 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 300SD for $250
 
 Bill - there are a lot of improvements between '81 and '85 on the 126
 SD,
 so that you would get some neat stuff if you kept the '85 and used the '81
 for parts.  The obvious key is rust - it doesn't take much for a car to
 become a real money sink.
 
 Just a few items that changed - '83 to '84, the tach did away with the
 troublesome plug in amp on the fender well, and has its own pickup from
 the
 flywheel.  Also in '84, you got the outside air temp readout, as well as 2
 position memory seats.  And if the '85 has MBTex instead of leather, you
 will find the seats to be about as wear proof (and maintenance free) as
 can
 be.  Probably some injection system, transmission control, and alarm
 system
 upgrades, too.
 
 Werner
 '83SD
 '90D
 
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 mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Allen D. Ringgold [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:00 PM
 Subject: [MBZ] 300SD for $250
 
 
  Just got a call from the guy selling the car.  Turns out it is a 1985
  300SD, 159k miles.  He says the interior is pretty good, but needs
  cleaning and the windows don't work exactly right.  It is green with a
  green interior.  My main interest in the car is the transmission, which
 he
  says is good. If I can pull that and put it in my 1981 300SD that would
 be
  quite helpful as mine is starting to have more issues than I am happy
  with.  Anyone have knowledge about that?
  VIN is  WDBCB20C3FA094583
  I'd appreciate knowing what that shows if someone will run it for me..
  Thanks -  -
  BillR
  Jacksonville FL
  1981 300SD  285k miles
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] my 280CE destroyed by gang bangers

2007-01-30 Thread James Zavesky
Gary

Sorry for your loss. We had to put up motion sensitive lights and an IR
camera to solve a similar issue. Problem was solved. 

James Zavesky



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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Gary Hurst
 Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 4:34 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] my 280CE destroyed by gang bangers
 
 i finally got someone to talk to on the phone
 
 they couldn't care less that this was the work of an organized gang
 
 they couldn't care less that the people who do this are in the country
 illegally
 
 seems they are worried about online gambling and high priced hookers
 
 i'm pretty sickened myself
 
 and if you did fire even a warning shot in defense of your property, you
 are
 going to jail.
 
 i expect this sort of thing in places like san francisco.  but the fact
 that
 it has even taken over georgia is something to think about
 
 
 On 1/29/07, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  I bet if you would have pumped a round or two in their arses the cops
  would'a been more interested.
  That kind of stuff sickens me.
 
  Bob R.
 
 
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  From: Gary Hurst [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 2:04 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] my 280CE destroyed by gang bangers
 
 
   when it comes to having their hand out and demanding money, they are
 not
   shy
   nor busy
  
   but now they don't even have the time to take a police report over the
   phone
  
  
   On 1/29/07, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   Gary Hurst wrote:
when i ask my government to take a police report on
this matter (i am not even so unreasonable as to ask them to
 actually
   take
an interest in the gang perpetrators who are likely not even
 supposed
to
   be
in this country), they basically tell me don't call us, we'll call
   you.
   
so now i'm waiting for them to call for six hours.
   
can any of you honestly say that we still have a country here?
   
  
   Sounds like they're prioritizing.  In hospitals they call it
 triage.
   Police are underfunded and overwhelmed almost everywhere, these
   days...people like services but don't like to pay taxes for
  them.  Since
   your situation doesn't involve an immediate threat to anyone's life
 and
   limb, and the perps are already long gone, my guess is it's low on
 the
   priority list.
  
  
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Re: [MBZ] 560SEL purchase

2007-01-21 Thread James Zavesky
Yeah our V12 gets 11 city and 15 highway. The girls have been letting me
drive lately. So today I went to Home Depot to walk around and strengthen my
legs and back. Sitting at the traffic light I pulled away at warp speed with
half throttle. Back was throbbing after that but the smile on my face was
worth it. 


Jim


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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Dimitri Seretakis
 Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:43 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 560SEL purchase
 
 Now that's one solid- *ss  car.  Factory mileage specs are 13 city/17
 highway.
   Dimitri
   73 220D
 
 Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   should get better than that unless you need new injectors or have your
 foot in it all the time.
 
 Sunil Hari wrote:
 
  Issue #1 - 12-15 mpg.
 
  Issue #2 - It's not mine.
 
 
 --
 Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK
 (2x) 91 300D 2.5 Turbo, 90 420SEL, 89 560SEL,
 87 300SDL, 85 380SE 5.0 Euro, 84 190D 2.2,
 81 240D, 76 240D, 76 300D, 72 250C, 69 250
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[MBZ] 560SEL purchase

2007-01-20 Thread James Zavesky
Looking at purchasing a 1990 560SEL with 200kmi for a winter beater ( heated
seats are a plus ). Any issues with this series car? Looks similar to the
1987 300SDL we had and it won't have the wiring issues/problems that the
1992-1995 S-Class has. 

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL




Re: [MBZ] what is this and how does it work?

2007-01-16 Thread James Zavesky
John

If you had a laptop and had the Mercedes DAS program installed on it which
cable set would you buy? Would the cable from my Snap On MT2500 scanner with
it's 38pin cable work? Or do I still need some sort of multiplexer. The
MT2500 has limitations and was thinking of transitioning to a better
diagnostic tool. 

James Zavesky




 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of John W. Reames III
 Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:23 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] what is this and how does it work?
 
 On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:
 
 
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemih=003sspagename
 =STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=130069221311rd=1rd=1
 
 
 It is a computer interface for mercedes vehicles for diagnosis; the newer
 ones use a 38 pin round connector or an OBDII standard connector (from
 my2000 on), and have multiple pins used for transmission of data from
 different systems (engine,tranny,airbags,abs, etc).. this lets the
 computer select which of those lines is used.  The gotcha is that it is
 for carsoft 7.4 software, which isn't available any more, and it may be
 difficult to obtain a legitimate copy of it. Additionally, Carsoft can
 have limitations when it comes to diesels. It is supposed to be a cheap
 star diagnosis system (SDS). Bear in mind that SDS runs about $24k up
 front plus $7k/yr.  (The discontinued HHT (Handheld tester) ran $3900 for
 the unit and $900 for the cables If I recall, and was limited to my1999
 and earlier).  I believe that this wasn't neeeded until my1988 or
 later, and for anything pre-w210, you can use an impulse counter
 instead, so I'd call this a pg in a poke, and there seem to be a lot of
 them up there too.
 
 -j.
 --
 John Reames
 1985 300D 223k Gerta
 1991 Cherokee 149k The fishbowl
 1999 E300Dt 140k Hans
 1999 E300Dt 106k Frantz
 




Re: [MBZ] what is this and how does it work?

2007-01-16 Thread James Zavesky
Ahh says I as the light goes on. 

Jim


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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:08 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] what is this and how does it work?
 
 You need a multiplexer that is compatible with DAS. (good luck finding
 one).. The cables are probably specific to the multiplexer. I was looking
 at the MT2500 and decided it wasnt worth the money, I got a sweet deal on
 an iSCAN (autoland scientech/baum D91) with the mercedes, obd2 and beemer
 cables and software. ($2k used, $8k new)... when the stealer wants
 $120/pop to plug in I'll let you all know how well it works. With a
 pair of 99's I didnt want to fork over snap-on money for the limitations
 it has. I understand that you can use it without a multiplexer, but you
 need to manually select the proper pins for the system you want to talk
 to... a multiplexer lets the software handle the selection automagically.
 The problem is the language spoken between the multiplexer and the
 software...
 
 -j
 
  -- Original message --
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  John
 
  If you had a laptop and had the Mercedes DAS program installed on it
 which
  cable set would you buy? Would the cable from my Snap On MT2500 scanner
 with
  it's 38pin cable work? Or do I still need some sort of multiplexer. The
  MT2500 has limitations and was thinking of transitioning to a better
  diagnostic tool.
 
  James Zavesky
 
 
 
 
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   On Behalf Of John W. Reames III
   Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:23
   To: Mercedes Discussion List
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] what is this and how does it work?
  
   On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:
  
   
  
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemih=003sspagename
   =STRK%3AMEWA%3AITviewitem=item=130069221311rd=1rd=1
   
  
   It is a computer interface for mercedes vehicles for diagnosis; the
 newer
   ones use a 38 pin round connector or an OBDII standard connector (from
   my2000 on), and have multiple pins used for transmission of data from
   different systems (engine,tranny,airbags,abs, etc).. this lets the
   computer select which of those lines is used.  The gotcha is that it
 is
   for carsoft 7.4 software, which isn't available any more, and it may
 be
   difficult to obtain a legitimate copy of it. Additionally, Carsoft can
   have limitations when it comes to diesels. It is supposed to be a
 cheap
   star diagnosis system (SDS). Bear in mind that SDS runs about $24k up
   front plus $7k/yr.  (The discontinued HHT (Handheld tester) ran $3900
 for
   the unit and $900 for the cables If I recall, and was limited to
 my1999
   and earlier).  I believe that this wasn't neeeded until my1988 or
   later, and for anything pre-w210, you can use an impulse counter
   instead, so I'd call this a pg in a poke, and there seem to be a lot
 of
   them up there too.
  
   -j.
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Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale

2007-01-10 Thread James Zavesky
That is exactly what they did The dealer is independently owned and did
nothing. So I have to drive three hours to a qualified independent mechanic,
have the intermediate flange change, document this and then sue Mercedes
Benz of Bedford and I will also ask for damages. Major PITA.

Jim

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of LarryT
 Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 12:40 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale
 
 James wrote:A bad mechanic at Mercedes Benz of Bedford screwed up
  our V12 
 
 Amazing,  you take the MB to the dealer expecting trained technicians to
 have been provided with lengthy training along with experience to be able
 to
 work on a car and ctuallt *fix* it without making things worse.  I don;t
 have a V12 but have had similar problems.  Whenever I pay someone to work
 on
 my car it always comes back either with stuff not done that should have
 been
 done, stuff broken, or unrelated things that should have been caught and
 corrected (and would have had I been working on it.)
 
 I guess it comes down to a shortage of young people willing to get their
 hands dirty - and poor training.  Our local community has a deal with a
 local Ford dealer who hires all those who complete the auto training
 course
 at $40K per year.  That was started back in the early 90s so I expect the
 salary has been increased by now.  When I was 19, I worked as a mechanics
 apprentice at a VW/Porsche dealer.  After I was there for a year they sent
 me to the Factory school outside of Wash DC - for a 1 week course in
 general repair procedures.  They had 1 week courses for all kinds of
 specialities - transmission repair, front end service, etc.  Don;t know if
 they still do that or not.  I sure learned a lot.
 
 Back to your V12 - in a situation like this I would hope the MB dealer
 would
 stand behind the work and have it corrected - and I suspect you would
 demand
 someone else work on the car from now on. ;-)  While I would hope MB would
 get involved they will probably use the tactic of saying the dealer is
 independant and must find their own mechanics.  ;-\
 
 Good luck!
 Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
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 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:22 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale
 
 
 A cheap Mercedes has nothing to do with it. A bad mechanic can destroy an
  otherwise nice car. A bad mechanic at Mercedes Benz of Bedford screwed
 up
  our V12 not once but twice AND it still isn't right. Have to pull the
  intake
  off to replace the broken Intermediate Flange ya'd think they'd notice
 a
  problem when all the intake bolts aren't in. duh! Of course with the
  missing
  intake bolt we have a vacuum leak and with the vacuum leak you get high
 HC
  readings from the cats so it didn't pass emissions. Showed up at
 emissions
  test station with a handful of receipts and got it exempted so we were
  able
  to plate it and drive it. Still pissed - done venting.
 
 
  James Zavesky
 
 
 
  Well I am not saying all the gas Mercedes are bad, my mother had a
 420SEL
  with 320K miles when it was totaled. The car never had any major
 problems,
  but she also got it with under 100k on it from original owner and all
 the
  service records.
 
  Basically I have found that a bad mechanic can really screw up the 117
  engines to the point where it is not worth repairing. Thus getting back
 to
  There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes.
 
  Trampas
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] V12 woes in NE

2007-01-10 Thread James Zavesky
I like that. Back should be strong enough to support the trip to Columbus
next month. February is going to be busy.

Jim

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On Behalf Of Werner Fehlauer
 Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:30 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] V12 woes in NE
 
 And why not include MBUSA and D-C in the list of responsible agents?  I
 know
 they like to hide behind the independently owned excuse, but IMO think
 they, by franchising, training, and manufacturing the product have some
 share in the responsibility.
 I'd bet that if a dealer started to badmouth them, or start modifying
 their
 cars, they would put a stop to that in a heart beat.
 
 Werner
 
 - Original Message -
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:15 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale
 
 
  That is exactly what they did The dealer is independently owned and
 did
  nothing. So I have to drive three hours to a qualified independent
  mechanic,
  have the intermediate flange change, document this and then sue Mercedes
  Benz of Bedford and I will also ask for damages. Major PITA.
 
  Jim
 
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
  On Behalf Of LarryT
  Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 12:40 PM
  To: Mercedes Discussion List
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale
 
  James wrote:A bad mechanic at Mercedes Benz of Bedford screwed up
   our V12 
 
  Amazing,  you take the MB to the dealer expecting trained technicians
  to
  have been provided with lengthy training along with experience to be
 able
  to
  work on a car and ctuallt *fix* it without making things worse.  I
 don;t
  have a V12 but have had similar problems.  Whenever I pay someone to
 work
  on
  my car it always comes back either with stuff not done that should have
  been
  done, stuff broken, or unrelated things that should have been caught
 and
  corrected (and would have had I been working on it.)
 
  I guess it comes down to a shortage of young people willing to get
 their
  hands dirty - and poor training.  Our local community has a deal with a
  local Ford dealer who hires all those who complete the auto training
  course
  at $40K per year.  That was started back in the early 90s so I expect
 the
  salary has been increased by now.  When I was 19, I worked as a
 mechanics
  apprentice at a VW/Porsche dealer.  After I was there for a year they
  sent
  me to the Factory school outside of Wash DC - for a 1 week course in
  general repair procedures.  They had 1 week courses for all kinds of
  specialities - transmission repair, front end service, etc.  Don;t know
  if
  they still do that or not.  I sure learned a lot.
 
  Back to your V12 - in a situation like this I would hope the MB dealer
  would
  stand behind the work and have it corrected - and I suspect you would
  demand
  someone else work on the car from now on. ;-)  While I would hope MB
  would
  get involved they will probably use the tactic of saying the dealer is
  independant and must find their own mechanics.  ;-\
 
  Good luck!
  Larry T (67 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Vergasser vs. Diesel, was 87 TD for sale

2007-01-09 Thread James Zavesky
A cheap Mercedes has nothing to do with it. A bad mechanic can destroy an
otherwise nice car. A bad mechanic at Mercedes Benz of Bedford screwed up
our V12 not once but twice AND it still isn't right. Have to pull the intake
off to replace the broken Intermediate Flange ya'd think they'd notice a
problem when all the intake bolts aren't in. duh! Of course with the missing
intake bolt we have a vacuum leak and with the vacuum leak you get high HC
readings from the cats so it didn't pass emissions. Showed up at emissions
test station with a handful of receipts and got it exempted so we were able
to plate it and drive it. Still pissed - done venting.


James Zavesky



Well I am not saying all the gas Mercedes are bad, my mother had a 420SEL
with 320K miles when it was totaled. The car never had any major problems,
but she also got it with under 100k on it from original owner and all the
service records. 

Basically I have found that a bad mechanic can really screw up the 117
engines to the point where it is not worth repairing. Thus getting back to
There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes. 

Trampas 




[MBZ] stuck piston ring

2007-01-04 Thread James Zavesky
Okay guys for those of you with 1992-1995 S-Class cars when your car goes
into limp mode get it fixed, don't do what the previous owned of this car
did and drive it with 6 of 12 cylinders working for any length of time.
Tends to create a s***l*** of problems.

Because of this inattention to detail I believe I have a stuck oil ring on
number 2 piston. Dave Walton was over a few weeks ago and didn't think it
was injector nailing and we both agreed that the exhaust needs tightening
up. Aside from pulling the motor and repairing it anybody have any
suggestions on what chemical works the best for removing the built up
carbon/scafootz on the ring(s)  from properly working? I thought the GM
product TOP engine cleaner would be my best bet but I wanted to check with
the list first.

For reference: http://www.greenmediaonline.com/uploads/shoptalk/0508_st.asp

The procedural steps I would use would be to drain the oil and remove the
oil filter, remove spark plugs and fill each cylinder with x amount of
cleaner, hand crank it over a little and let it sit overnight. Drain the oil
pan then remove the pan to see what is in there ie: particulate matter.
Motor uses 1 qt of M1 15w50/100miles. Before I have valve stem seals done I
thought I'd try this. This is a V12 gas motor. Runs strong with ALL kinds of
power. Just burns/uses oil and has a noise in there.

Will also look at replacing both EGR valves and cleaning the EGR tubes.

And to make it more interesting my back was operated on to remove the cancer
and am relearning how to walk.

Sorry Kaleb not for sale.


James Zavesky
1991 500SL 49kmi
1992 600SEL 137kmi




Re: [MBZ] Gas vs. diesel prices?

2007-01-04 Thread James Zavesky
Using Regular will kill the MAS air flow sensor.

Jim


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From: John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas vs. diesel prices?


 On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, Levi Smith wrote:

  Anyone heard or care to make any guesses on the price difference between
gas
  and diesel?  Am I ever going to see Diesel cheaper than gas again?  Or
is
  diesel simply going to keep it's 30-80 cent increase in price over gas?
Is
  it because of ulsd?

 Where I buy, Diesel is 2.59 and High-test is 2.59...

 Does anyone here put low-grade in their MB gassers?
 -j.



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[MBZ] compression ratio 300SL

2007-01-04 Thread James Zavesky
Mike

As long as the compression amongst all the cylinders is within a couple of
percent you should be fine. If you see one cylinder that is significantly
different redo the test and proceed with furthur diagnosis. Also you may
want to do a wet and dry test.

Also consider doing a leak down test instead of a compression test, it will
tell you more about the condition of the engine and what is wrong.

Jim

- Original Message - 
From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas vs. diesel prices?


 What is the compression ratio on the engine in a 300SL?  I know NOTHING
 about MBZ gassers.

 Mike




Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL

2007-01-04 Thread James Zavesky
should say premium inside the fuel filler door, unless it's a repaint.

Jim




- Original Message - 
From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL


 Jim,
   I am not concerned with compression test results..I am asking the
 compression RATIO to determine type of fuel quality required to prevent
 preignition.

 Thanks, Mike
 - Original Message - 
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:19 PM
 Subject: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL


  Mike
 
  As long as the compression amongst all the cylinders is within a couple
of
  percent you should be fine. If you see one cylinder that is
significantly
  different redo the test and proceed with furthur diagnosis. Also you may
  want to do a wet and dry test.
 
  Also consider doing a leak down test instead of a compression test, it
  will
  tell you more about the condition of the engine and what is wrong.
 
  Jim
 
  - Original Message - 
  From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 2:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas vs. diesel prices?
 
 
  What is the compression ratio on the engine in a 300SL?  I know NOTHING
  about MBZ gassers.
 
  Mike
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL

2007-01-04 Thread James Zavesky
I'll bring in E320's from time to time and irregardless if it's a small 6, 8
or 12 cylinder they all ping when run on back to back tanks of regular. We
alternate tanks between Shell premium and super with no ill effects on all
the cars. knocking is non existant. Won't run regualr as I don't want to
spend $1600 for a pair of MAS air flow sensors. Over the years from tracking
mpg on all the gas and siesel cars Shell gave the best in mpg per dollar
spent. BP sucked and that was also true regionally when I went to southern
Ohio.

Jim


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From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL


 LOLOLOLOL...I don't own one Jim...Someone else in a previous post
 does...I know MB says to run premium fuel but I want to know the
 compression ratio so I can see if that is the reason why.

 Thanks, Mike
 - Original Message - 
 From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL


  should say premium inside the fuel filler door, unless it's a repaint.
 
  Jim
 
 
 
 
  - Original Message - 
  From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:18 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL
 
 
  Jim,
I am not concerned with compression test results..I am asking the
  compression RATIO to determine type of fuel quality required to prevent
  preignition.
 
  Thanks, Mike
  - Original Message - 
  From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:19 PM
  Subject: [MBZ] compression ratio 300SL
 
 
   Mike
  
   As long as the compression amongst all the cylinders is within a
couple
  of
   percent you should be fine. If you see one cylinder that is
  significantly
   different redo the test and proceed with furthur diagnosis. Also you
   may
   want to do a wet and dry test.
  
   Also consider doing a leak down test instead of a compression test,
it
   will
   tell you more about the condition of the engine and what is wrong.
  
   Jim
  
   - Original Message - 
   From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
   Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 2:46 PM
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas vs. diesel prices?
  
  
   What is the compression ratio on the engine in a 300SL?  I know
   NOTHING
   about MBZ gassers.
  
   Mike
  
  
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Re: [MBZ] 1990 300SE Stalls when hot

2007-01-02 Thread James Zavesky
any chance you connected a scanner to it to pull the codes? Our 1995 E320
wagon had a similar problem and the code it was throwing was for the EGR
valve. However there was a recall on the EGR tube that was too small from
the factory, would plug up, throw error codes and in the final stages shut
the car off. Major PITA to do, had the idiot monkeys at the dealership do
it. They also said it needed the ICV but we opted not to do it and the
larger EGR tube solved the problem.

James Zavesky


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Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 9:16 PM
Subject: [MBZ] 1990 300SE Stalls when hot


 I just put a new EGR valve and a new Idle Control Valve in my 1990 300SE -
but I still have the same problem they were meant to correct. It starts fine
when cold - runs fine at low to high speeds. But after the engine warms up
and I bring it to a stop - say at an intersection - the engine shuts off
(won't idle) and is difficult to start up again. I usually have to crank it
for 30-45 seconds before it starts reluctantly - but then runs fine again at
low to higher speeds - until I bring it to a stop again. Then ... same
problem.
 Thanks,
 les




Re: [MBZ] Merry Christmas to ALL

2006-12-25 Thread James Zavesky
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL From The Zavesky's

May your year be filled with good health and diesel fumes!





Re: [MBZ] Columbus CL 300D

2006-12-05 Thread James Zavesky
Sunil

You got the bug bad don't you?

Deb's been pounding the snot out of the C Class wagon the dealer gave us to
drive - I keep hearing her voice Beep Beep Little Car Coming Through as
she stomps down on the gas peddle!

Jim

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From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Columbus CL 300D


 au contraire, he had it towed home and they gave up and bought a new car.
 He's almost certain that it was antifreeze.  Which means that it
 overheated and died.  Do the 123s crack heads as easily as the 124's?

 He also says that it's been smoked in, and claims it has leather.  If I
buy
 it, anyone want parts from it?

 On 12/4/06, kevin kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Leaking strange liquid
 
  Ah, gotta be the blinker fluid.  Finally someone has discovered what it
  looks like!
 
  On another note, that guy should have it towed into the gas station to
see
  what he'll be offered for it now that it doesn't run.  My guess would be
  $300 if it's really as nice as he says it is.
 
  Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon
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Re: [MBZ] Columbus CL 300D

2006-12-05 Thread James Zavesky
I know what you mean I added more concrete to the rear driveway for parking!


- Original Message - 
From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Columbus CL 300D


 Jim, I'm a guy who RENTED A GARAGE to house my cars.  I don't own a house,
 but I own three cars.  I'm quite insane.

 But god bless it, I love these Benzes.

 On 12/4/06, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Sunil
 
  You got the bug bad don't you?
 
  Deb's been pounding the snot out of the C Class wagon the dealer gave us
  to
  drive - I keep hearing her voice Beep Beep Little Car Coming Through
as
  she stomps down on the gas peddle!
 
  Jim
 
  - Original Message -
  From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 8:51 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Columbus CL 300D
 
 
   au contraire, he had it towed home and they gave up and bought a new
  car.
   He's almost certain that it was antifreeze.  Which means that it
   overheated and died.  Do the 123s crack heads as easily as the 124's?
  
   He also says that it's been smoked in, and claims it has leather.  If
I
  buy
   it, anyone want parts from it?
  
   On 12/4/06, kevin kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   
Leaking strange liquid
   
Ah, gotta be the blinker fluid.  Finally someone has discovered what
  it
looks like!
   
On another note, that guy should have it towed into the gas station
to
  see
what he'll be offered for it now that it doesn't run.  My guess
would
  be
$300 if it's really as nice as he says it is.
   
Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon
1983 300SD 284K miles, Ursula
   
   
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Re: [MBZ] snow tires

2006-11-29 Thread James Zavesky
buy a set of 4 used factory rims off kaleb and a new set of bridgestone
blizzaks from tire rack - you'll be fine. that car wil go like a tank in the
snow

jim

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From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:13 PM
Subject: [MBZ] snow tires


 We are having our first snow/ice/freezing rain of the season here in
 America's Heartland (Kansas) and I am planning to get snow tires.  On my
 most recent prior Mercedes, the snow tires came with the car mounted on
 a second set of wheels (2 tires not four).  Well, I sold that car to OK
 Don and I am without snow tires.  So, while I was picking up my car at
 my indy (because of the %^#^ hose repair), I asked him if he had any
 snow tires.  He told me they would not help on my car.  He said that
 they would not work on a LWB 126 as well as they did on my 124.  This
 sounds like malarkey to me.   Has anyone tried out snow tires on a 126
 (esp. LWB 126).  Do they help? Am I destined to slip and slide all over
 the place?



 Donald H. Snook

 1990 300SEL 133K

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Re: [MBZ] W126 300SD power seats almost done!

2006-11-27 Thread James Zavesky
If I remember right the plastic shell has the numbers 1 and 2 on it for wire
postition. take notes when taking it apart.

jim

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From: kevin kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] W126 300SD power seats almost done!


 I do have another connector shell for the seat end, but there's no way to
 know the proper color code when putting the different pins into the good
 connector.  Is there a way to do this?  Do you just take the wires off all
 of the motors on the junkyard seat and hook them up to yours?

 Kevin in Hillsboro Oreogn
 1983 300SD 284K miles, Ursula


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Re: [MBZ] SLS suspension fluid substitutes

2006-11-25 Thread James Zavesky
I've bought and used this before when changing accumulators

http://motors.search.ebay.com/?from=R40satitle=Mercedes+OEM+Suspension+Fluid+

Jim


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From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 4:57 PM
Subject: [MBZ] SLS suspension fluid substitutes


 pIs there an acceptable, readily available substitute for W201 SLS
fluid?/ppI find it necessary to use the 16v for a daily driver this
week. I put a used control valve in it, and now it goes up and down when I
work the lever on the valve, and it holds base pressure. I want to get rid
of my test fluid (universal farm hydraulic oil) and put in something close
to what is supposed to be in there before I install the new accumulators.
/ppIs it safe to use the tractor fluid for a few days? The stuff is kind
of smelly, so I worry about it harming the rubber bladders in my
accumulators. /ppI found an old message from Meade that suggested 5606A
aviation fluid was the closest match, but it seems the stuff is outdated.
Common stuff now if 5609, 5606B might be available, I think it superceded
5606A. My neighbor, the ex aircraft mechanic, suggested that 5606B was very
much like Dexron, but I don't know if he was basing that on facts or just on
them both being red and thin. !
  He did say it had less viscocity loss than 5606A when warm. I'm thinking
Dexron wouldn't be likely to damage the bladders in my new accumulators, but
I'd like to be sure. /pp/ppMitch/pp1979 300SD/pp1986
2.3-16/pp1987 2.5 turbo/p
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Re: [MBZ] Happy Thanksgiving

2006-11-23 Thread James Zavesky
We would also like to wish Brian and the great people that subscribe to this
list a Happy Thanksgiving and joyful Holiday Season!

Jim  Deb

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Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 3:13 AM
Subject: [MBZ] Happy Thanksgiving


 Just wanted to wish alla youz a very happy Thanksgiving!

 I happened to fire up and tool around in the 240D tonight (it's pretty
much
 stored for the winter, but the roads are dry and fairly clean of sand).
What
 a joy it is to drive!

 Brian
 83 240D
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Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine

2006-11-20 Thread James Zavesky
What does Injector Nailing Sound Like?

Jim

- Original Message - 
From: dave walton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine


 My S350 was nailing horribly when I first got it. The injector springs
 were worn causing them to fire too soon. A set of rebuilt injectors
 quieted things down nicely.
 
 -Dave Walton
 87SDL, 94S350, 99E300
 
 On 11/20/06, Peter Merle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  My one 300D engine ( In Gwagen ) is a lot noisier than the other I have
  in a W123 and this really came to a light  when I came agross another
  300GD over the weekend and its engine was probably a good 10db quiter
  than mine at idle.  My tappets have been checked as has been th
  einjection timing. All is well with the engine as far as I know. It
  sounds healthy - just noisier that I guess it should be. Sould a bit
  like a direct injection truck engine of the 80's . Any thoughts?
  PEter
 
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Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine

2006-11-20 Thread James Zavesky
great

V12 - 12 injectors @ $147.50 equals a lot of money but still less than
buying the car new

jim


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From: David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine


 James Zavesky wrote:
  What does Injector Nailing Sound Like?
 

 It's a heavy knocking sound, once every time the cylinder fires (so once
 for every two crank revolutions.) It sounds a lot like pounding a nail
 into something solid with a hammer, hence the name. It also sounds
 remarkably like rod knock -- I've heard a couple of stories of people
 taking VW diesels apart, looking for a bad rod bearing, when the problem
 was actually a bad injector.


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Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine

2006-11-20 Thread James Zavesky
yep we use Shell or Sunoco Premium in it

RUns too strong, just has some valve train/injector noise

May try a couple cans of Delco X66? injector cleaner, the aerosol can
cleaned the MAS units perfectly.

jim

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From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Noisy 300D engine


 James Zavesky wrote:
 
  great
 
  V12 - 12 injectors @ $147.50 equals a lot of money but still less than
  buying the car new

 Injector nailing sounds like that in a diesel because it screws up the
 timing. If your V12 is a gasser with electric injectors, rod knock
 sounds just might be rod knock sounds. In which case, $1800 worth of
 injectors would be preferable. You are using premium petrol, right?

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Re: [MBZ] manuals - FREE just pay for shipping

2006-11-15 Thread James Zavesky
Ahh Hurst had I not spent 6 weeks in the hospital last fall I would have
liked taking that Route 66 Mercedes Drive with you like you mentioned. Your
wit is always appreciated. Yeah somehow folks just don't want 20 year old
warranty information although the OnTrack stuff is pretty cool. It does
direct comparisons with Mercedes and all other competing makes. Actually
kinda cool.

Jim


 never did get that market up turn you were looking for on those items,
huh?

 On 11/15/06, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 anybody on the list want:

 (1) 1987 OnTrack - small three ring binder comparing Mercedes to other
Makes
 and Models
 (2) 1988 Dealer Warranty Policy and Procedures Manual - Standard three
ring
 binder

 just pay for shipping



 email me off list if interested

 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Jim






Re: [MBZ] W140

2006-05-11 Thread James Zavesky
ALL the wiring in the engine compartment is as they say bio-degradeable
under the hood. Inclusive of main engine harness, injection harness, ETA
harness(s), starter harness, ASR and ADS harness's. Also depending on the
injection system the ETA harness OR the potentometer in the ETA on one or
both may be bad and will have to be replaced so the car doesn't run in limp
home mode. But when they run right it's a rush to drive.

The 500 and 600 were long wheel base vehicles with the Burl wood interior.
No idea about the 3xx or 4xx cars but I thought they were the short wheel
base cars.

The W140 series are also know for evaporator issues.

If I had to do it over again I'd buy a 1996-1999 S600. They have ODBII and
most of the bugs had been worked out by then, especially the later years.
Stay away from the 2000-2002 S class with cylinder shutoff. A bad thing.



James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320





- Original Message - 
From: Tarek Elshenawy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'Banned List' [EMAIL PROTECTED];
'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:20 AM
Subject: [MBZ] W140


 So I know I've seen stuff on the lists about these things having problems,
 but never paid attention because I thought ownership was out of the
 question. I recently came across a fine specimen, however and wish to be
 enlightened about general maintenance and common problems.

 The car is a 1995 S420. I remember reading about wiring harness
problems...
 is this all wiring harnesses? I recall reading an article about how the
 wiring for the AC compressor was too short, but starting in 95, they
 corrected the problem. Did Mercedes address all wiring problems starting
in
 95?

 My second question is regarding the chassis. Does the 95 S420V designation
 constitute an extended wheelbase? I know they made short and long
wheelbase
 S320's, but were all S420, 500 and 600's the long wheelbase versions?

 I also remember reading that the major downfall of all the gasoline W140
 models was the transmission. Is this true?

 In short, I would just like any information regarding the common problems
 and general maintenance for the W140, specifically the S420 if possible.

 Thanks in advance.

 Tarek Elshenawy



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[MBZ] Manuals W126 and W140 For Sale

2006-05-02 Thread James Zavesky
List Members I have duplicates of these ORIGINAL Mercedes paper manuals and
thought I'd offer them to the list  before I put them on Ebay later tonight.
There are three manuals total. Condition of the three varies from better
than fair/excellent to immaculalte/unused condition. Pictures available. I
haven't seen paper manuals on Ebay for awhile and I did a quick search at
www.books4cars.com to get an idea of what to ask, only one was available. If
you have any questions please call my cell at 440 454 9536

(1)Model Year 1992
Model 140
Service
Pages: 500
Order No. S 2487 000
$75

(2)Model Year 1987
Models 107,124,126 and 201
Service
Pages: 264 with wiring diagrams
Order No.6510 1053 13
$75

(3)Service Manual
Chassis and Body
Model 126
Pages: 1000+ with wiring and vacuum diagrams. Where the Dvd was
sourced from.
Order No. S-2350-126
$200


Thanks

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320










Re: [MBZ] Too young for a Wagon?

2006-04-28 Thread James Zavesky
We have a 1995 E320 wagon. It's the last year for the W124 chassis and has
been mostly problem free. It's both agile in traffic and on the highway as
well as economical to operate. Quick little car. Take one for a test drive
if you can find one local. The 1994/1995 years had the newer motor. Only
options available were heated seats, seat memory/telescoping steering wheel
and ASR.

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320


- Original Message - 
From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 3:49 PM
Subject: [MBZ] Too young for a Wagon?


 We have all had much discussion about why we like Mercedes cars (esp.
 diesels), and so much is intangible.  Most of my friends concluded a
 long time ago that I drive old man cars.  I got my first MB - a 1971 250
 when I was 20, since that time I have had 5 more Mercedes 4 diesels and
 one gas.   I am now 33 and I have always liked the looks of the wagons.
 I like the old 123 300TDs, and I like the 124 wagon, and I like the
 newer wagons even the brand new models.  My wife thinks the 123 wagons
 are the ugliest cars on the road and she says I will turn into an old
 man the moment I get one.  I am not really thinking about getting one,
 but if the right one came along I would.





 Donald H. Snook

 1990 300SEL 126

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Re: [MBZ] Who SHOT Wulf?

2006-04-24 Thread James Zavesky
have local law enforcement extract it and do the forensics on it. you may
have a shooter in the area you may not know of.

James Zavesky


- Original Message - 
From: Christopher McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Who SHOT Wulf?


Agreed, could be a .380 (9mm short) - actually, I took a .380 round,  stuck
it in the hole and concluded it was a 9mm. In either case, the  diameter of
the bullet is 9mm. But it still could be a standard 9mm  becuase of where in
the roof it hit...alot of metal under it in that  part. I may be able to
extract it later.

  CM

Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:   totally - no residual metal...maybe
someone  used a laser gun!?
 Actually, it's 9mm, I'm certain.

I'm not.  IIRC, 9mm has more than a little bit of penetration ability,
unless this was a wild shot at the end of a long trajectory.  It's the
same diameter slug as a .38 (or .380) more or less, so just the hole
size
won't tell you a lot.

Once upon a time a certain family ventilated an abandoned hulk with a
large variety of hole-makers, and it was very instructive.  The absolute
best hole making, through and through, was a basic .22 rifle.

-- Jim


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-1987 300TD, 152K, Rotkäppchen
-1985 300SD, 213K, Wulf
-1972 Jacobsen 21 Turbo Vent
-1971 Case 222 Hydrive, 12HP Kohler, 38 deck, Snowcaster, One Banger

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Re: [MBZ] W140 door closing system problem

2006-04-21 Thread James Zavesky
I had Beckman check both ETA's on the V12. They cleaned them and checked
them electronically and said they were fine. Turns out the right side ETA
had a bad potentiometer, dealer pulled the codes after I replaced a couple
more bad harness's. Beckman's way of testing is to plug the ETA's in and
bend the shit out of the wiring harness and connector and if the read values
don't peg the meter it's fine. So I'd be looking at the pump being bad
again. They usually warranty their stuff for a year.

James Zavesky




- Original Message - 
From: Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 11:06 AM
Subject: [MBZ] W140 door closing system problem


 Hi all,

 My BIL's 1994 S500 had a problem with the door closing system, which
 has an electrically-operated vacuum pump in the trunk. (This is a
 SEPARATE pump from the door locks, btw.) It basically would stop
 working, so he'd pull the fuse (in the trunk) and re-insert it, which
 would re-set the system and it would work a few times and then quit.
 He got a rebuilt pump from Beckman Technologies...

 http://www.beckmanntechnologies.com/products.html

 ...and that fixed the problem. Now, a few months later, one door is
 not closing like it should. Rumor is, that's a sign of the pump going
 out (again!). Does anyone know enough about these systems to say if
 that's a true statement? Anyone have troubleshooting info on these
 things? Sure is a nice car when everything works right...!

 :-)


 --
 Dave M.
 Boise, ID
 1994 E500 - 95kmi  (Q-ship)
 1987 300D - 263kmi (Sportline)

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Re: [MBZ] W140 steering pulsing when cold?

2006-04-10 Thread James Zavesky
Dave you're one of the brighter guys on the list. You've probably already
checked fluid level.Have you checked if the serpentine belt is loose or the
belt is slipping. Is the belt tensioner set to the right tension? There was
a procecure to do it on the Dvd. If you need it let me know.

Got ya beat on a starter issue on our V12. One part number for it per the
EPC. MB Dealer sends it to me. Have Bedford MB put it in because of some
broken ribs. MB dealer starter is a direct opposite of the one they take out
of the car. So they put the old one back in. Send the new one back to the
dealer with a spare core from a 1995 I had. The 1995 starter matched up to
the one they sent me. MB Dealer gets in two more starters and they're all
the same - all 4 match. The one in our car is the oddball. Will try and jack
it up tommorrow and pull it out to get the Bosch number off it. Possibly the
previous owner may have had it in upside down, or just a wrong part that was
butchered to get it fit. Will try to determine it tommorrow.


James Zavesky




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From: dave walton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 5:43 PM
Subject: [MBZ] W140 steering pulsing when cold?


 My 94 S350 has started showing some steering problems when cold. There is
a
 pulsating moaning sound as you turn. You can feel the pulsating through
the
 steering wheel. It changes pitch with the engine speed. It is maybe
slightly
 harder to turn. After about 2 minutes, it goes back to normal. I could go
 out on a limb and suggest the steering pump is going bad, but I've been
 wrong before with apparently simple assumptions like that. If it is the
 pump, is it fixable? Easy fix?

 Thanks

 -Dave Walton
 94S350, 99E300
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Re: [MBZ] Advice on Timing Chain Replacement (was: 300td timingchainissues)

2006-04-07 Thread James Zavesky
Call Rusty and give him the VIN from your car. He will get you the right
parts for your car. Such as the timing chain and chain tensioner.

8007415252

He's the list sponsor

James Zavesky


- Original Message - 
From: hue wong [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Advice on Timing Chain Replacement (was: 300td
timingchainissues)


 Ho all!

 I keep seeing timing chains that work on 240d 300d and
 300sd...  One quick question.

 Are all these chains universial across the cars?  136
 link chains for 61x.xxx engines?

 Here is one on ebay for 59.00...  seems to be the
 cheapest around...



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 --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  You wrote:
  I have some questions for the collective group if
  I
  may, as I try and understand the diesel timing chain
  and how it corresponds to the engine tune.
 
  I'm exactly at 5% stretch on my timing chain in my
  '82 300t with a stock turbo 617.
  From what I have been gathering from the various
  input
  I have received that this is just a bit much and the
  timing chain should be replaced.  So I have decided
  to
  do this.
  When I do this, should I:
  Replace the tensionier?
 
  I doubt it - the tensioner usually lasts a really
  long time.  How many miles
  are on the engine??  Of course, the tensioner is not
  very expensive and if
  you want everything to be as close to On Spec as
  possible it won't hurt -
  but it can always be done later - IIRC it's 2 nuts
  and the tensioner comes
  off if you want to replace it later.
 
  Since there is enough wear to stretch the chain 5%
  I
  suspect there will be some little slack in the
  sprockets.  So the new chain will not exactly line
  up
  at zero when I put it on.  So should I suspect it to
  line up at like 1%?
 
  When I replaced mine I did not replace the sprockets
  and it aligned
  perfectly at 0.
 
  I plan on just crimping with a hammer, (since I
  have
  some vague experience with a ball peen) this seems
  fairly straight forward.
 
  Make the decision on how to proceed when you have
  the chain and connecting
  link in your hands.  And consider that a failed
  crimp could destroy the
  engine. Also consider the place you'll be working
  and trying to hold a
  backing plate in place while you tap-tap-tap with
  your little hammer - while
  making sure the connecting link stays in place as
  you hold everything and
  swing the hammer, gently.
 
  I have a small dremel with a grinding disk.  Would
  this tool be enough to grind off the pins to loose
  the
  old chain?
 
  Probably - that steel's pretty high quality and your
  grinding wheels tools
  must be up to the task,
 
  Ummm  Is there anything else I should think of
  before
  I try and swap the timing chains?  I am new to this,
  so any info or insight you may have, would be
  greatly
  appreciated.!
 
  Give us a day to think about it --
 
  Good luck - and try to get your mind of it for a
  little while -- 
 
 
  Sincerely,
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Re: [MBZ] Failing Window Motor

2006-03-31 Thread James Zavesky
motor is dying or dead

rusty has them

James Zavesky

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 My passenger window operation has become progressivly slower. Today, it
will not go up at all...unless you help it. Is this how they fail? I've
never had one fail before.

 Bob Rentfro
 '77 300D 151K
 Litchfield Park, AZ
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Re: [MBZ] TDC #1 cylinder

2006-03-31 Thread James Zavesky
look on the crank pulley/harmonic balancer for the marking labeled OT

The IP is set to 15 degrees ATDC

James Zavesky


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Subject: [MBZ] TDC #1 cylinder



 What is the best way to put the 603 engine # 1 cylinder at  top dead
 center?  I know in a gas engine you can take the spark plug out  and feel
 the pressure as you turn the engine over and also use the distributor to
 locate # 1 cylinder.  But diesel???


  Mark Maturo




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Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-24 Thread James Zavesky
The SL320 ( 129.063 ) used the 104.991 engine which is an inline 6 produced
from 1994 to 1997.

James Zavesky


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Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?


 Thanks to everyone for the input. Are there significant differences in
 the reliablity or the efficency between the V6 used in the SL320 and
 the I6 in the 300SL?

 Bob DuPuy

 On 3/24/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Nothing that I'm aware of other than some minor brake problems, warped
rotors and eating brake pads
  they seem to be fairly normal in the reliabilty dept. Even with the 6
you'll still have plenty of power on hand somewhere around 200 I think and
fun to drive
 
  69 280 SEL 120,000 Miles
  72 350SL   108,000 Miles
  2004 VW Passat 4 Motion
  1999 Mazda Miata
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 06:05:28 -0500
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?
 
 
  I like the 300SL from around 93. Are there any known problems with
  this car, or that engine? There is not a huge price difference now
  between the 300 and the 500 is the 500 engine more troublesome?
 
  Thanks,
 
  Bob DuPuy
 
 
  On 3/22/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   I'd stay away from the Z3 or Z4 cause they are riddled with problems.
Your
  best bet is a 300SL or even a  SLK 230 or maybe even a 320. Just my 2
cents
  though
  
   69 280 SEL 120,000 Miles
   72 350SL   108,000 Miles
   2004 VW Passat 4 Motion
   1999 Mazda Miata
  
  
   -Original Message-
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   To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 20:50:26 -0600
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?
  
  
   One of the new BMW two-seat drop-tops? What are they called, the Z4 or
   something like that?
  
   On 3/22/06, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   
She is going to
cut back on her volunteer work and take a corporate attorney job.

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Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-24 Thread James Zavesky
The 320 6 cyl engines has ooodles of power in an E class for getting around.
Under pwered for the SL. Deb constantly drives the 1995 E320 wagon with the
104.992 engine like it's a NASCAR event. Car performs well. Took away her
driving priveledges in our 500SL.

Our 1991 500SL has good balance to power. If possible try to get the 1996
and later years that has ODB2. The stealership employees are becoming less
and less able and capable to work on the ODB1 systems reliably.

Stay away from the 600SL series unless you have deep pockets and a high
tolerance for pain.

And don't get me started on the 2000-2002 S-Class with cylinder shutoff.
Biodegradeable wiring is a blessing compared to these.

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?


 Thanks James,
 I saw a SL320 on Ebay that claimed it had a V6. I've never had the
 hood up on one, and that auction didn't have an under hood picture.

 Bob DuPuy

 On 3/24/06, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  The SL320 ( 129.063 ) used the 104.991 engine which is an inline 6
produced
  from 1994 to 1997.
 
  James Zavesky
 
 
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  Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:44 AM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?
 
 
   Thanks to everyone for the input. Are there significant differences in
   the reliablity or the efficency between the V6 used in the SL320 and
   the I6 in the 300SL?
  
   Bob DuPuy
  

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Re: [MBZ] Possible cure for separated http links

2006-03-11 Thread James Zavesky
to keep the link active try this

enclose the pasted link in angle brackets

pasted link

James Zavesky



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Subject: [MBZ] Possible cure for separated http links


 I know I am not the only one with trouble getting complete listings to
show
 as click able links.  Tried something different that worked well this time
 so I could view the Marine funeral pics.  I hit 'reply' and then deleted
the
 space at the end of the line and link came back together and worked.
 Worth a try.
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD  'EM'  272k miles


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Re: [MBZ] More good stuff

2006-03-07 Thread James Zavesky
TOO COOL!

Rusty your the man. Will call in the morning with parts order.

Jim

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Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] More good stuff


 Ok Jim, here ya go.
 
 W124 front end stuff at low low prices.
 
 H.D Bilsteins $109.00 each
 Ball Joints $45.00 each
 Engine Mounts $57.00 each
 Transmission Mount $26.00
 Drag Link $50.00
 Tie Rod Assemblies $41.00 each
 Steering Shock $22.00
 
 These prices good through the end of March.
  
 
 -Original Message-
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 Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 3:13 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] More good stuff
 
 Hey Rusty
 
 What about W124 front end parts?
 
 There was a request last month for them but they never went on
 special
 
 And some of us have the W124 chassis
 
 
 James Zavesky
 1991 500SL
 1992 600SEL
 1995 E320
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] More good stuff

2006-03-03 Thread James Zavesky
Hey Rusty

What about W124 front end parts?

There was a request last month for them but they never went on  special

And some of us have the W124 chassis


James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320



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Subject: [MBZ] More good stuff


 W126 300SD A/C Kit $295.00
  
 New Compressor
 Drier
 Expansion Valve
 Both Pressure Switches
  
 W123 240D  300D from 1979 A/C Kit $295.00
  
 New Compressor
 Drier
 Expansion Valve
 Both Pressure Switches
  
 W116/W123/W126 Diesel Cooling Kit $69.00
  
 New Water Pump
 Thermostat  Seal
 Upper Radiator Hose
 Lower Radiator Hose
  
 W126 Body Rubber Seal Kit $375.00
  
 Rear Window Seal
 Trunk Seal
 4 Door Seals
  
 W123 Body Rubber Seal Kit $325.00
  
 Front Windshield Seal
 Rear Window Seal
 4 Door Seals 
  
 Rusty Cullens
 BuyMBparts, Inc.
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Re: [MBZ] what is going on with Mobil 1

2006-02-27 Thread James Zavesky
Bought 18  TS 5W40 quarts at two different Murrays in Cleveland for the
600SEL and E320 @ $5.49/qt

James Zavesky

- Original Message - 
From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] what is going on with Mobil 1


 I found TS 5W40 at O'Reilly's this afternoon - $5.59/qt. I bought 10,
 and changed the oil on Rattled.

 On 2/26/06, Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I posted about this exact topic a week or two ago. Short version is,
  Mobil is screwing with their formulas AGAIN. The Mobil-1 5W-40 is now
  re-named Turbo Diesel Truck formula. But I have yet to see this at
  any store, let alone in 5qt jugs at Wal-Mart. There's also a new
  10W-40 'Extended Performance' version which looks tempting in place of
  the thicker 15W-50 'Extended Performance'. Neither of these is on the
  shelf at the 2 Wal-Marts near me.
 
  For Delvac-1, World Impex has it on sale for $25/gallon at the moment,
  but who knows what SH will be (I didn't check):
 
  http://www.worldimpex.com/item_detail.html?sku=238657
 
 
  :-)
 
  -Dave M.
 
   --
   Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 10:25:17 -0500
   From: Allan Streib [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Subject: [MBZ] what is going on with Mobil 1
  
  
   I know -- not another oil thread.  I admit I don't normally read them
   myself, so I probably have missed discussion of this.  So I do
   apologize if this is old news, but... I was at Wal Mart yesterday
   looking for Mobil 1 Truck and SUV  and I noticed that it is now 5W-30
   weight and no longer diesel rated.
  
   Looking around, they had nothing else they had in stock as far as
   Mobil 1 seemed suitable.  I am overdue for an oil change, so I picked
   up 2 gallons of Chevron Delo -- inexpensive, and good oil (though not
   Mobil 1).
  
   It's a bit frustrating that they keep reformulating and relabeling
   these oils.  Hopefully they are at least improving them in the
   process.
  
   So, for reference next time, what is the recommended M1 oil for an MB
   diesel?  Do I need to hunt down some Devlac 1?
  
   Allan
 
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Re: [MBZ] Loosing oil

2006-02-26 Thread James Zavesky
easy do it yourself fix just make sure you don't drop any of the grommet in
the oil pan else you'll be removing the oil pan and will need an oil pan
gasket

that return oil area is made up of a flange and two telescoping tubes

there is a gasket to the flange that connects to the turbo
there is a large Grommet ontop of the oil pan that dries out
and if I remember right there is a 'O' ring between the two tubes

Call Rusty at 1 800 741 5252 he's familiar with those parts

James Zavesky


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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:04 AM
Subject: [MBZ] Loosing oil


 I am a new MB owner and could not buy a nice car. I got a 85 300 SD With
the
 help of a new friend got it to run nice. I took it out for a short drive
and
 made a fast stop ( Did not shut it off ) Walking back to the car I saw oil
 coming out fast. I got it back home ok looked under it and I could see on
 the passenger side on top of the oil pan a big tube that looks like it
goes
 up to the turbo. Right where it comes out of the oil pan seems to be where
 the oil is coming from. I got a mess all under the car.

 Can anyone tell me how to go about trying to fix this?

 Thank you
 Bruce
 Toledo Ohio

 Starting to make Biodiesel
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 Soon to be a lister 12/2 owner!


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Re: [MBZ] Photos of W124 evaporator cleaning

2006-02-18 Thread James Zavesky
what cleaner did you use?

James Zavesky

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Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 8:30 PM
Subject: [MBZ] Photos of W124 evaporator cleaning


 Hi all,
 
 I cleaned the evaporator on my 300E recently, after doing the same job
 on my 300D a month earlier. I had previously cleaned this evaporator
 with a brush and vacuum, as one half was so filthy I don't know if any
 air was actually flowing through! I figured that since I had to pull
 the wiper out to replace the windshield, I might as well pull the
 blower too and use the foam cleaner. Here are some photos of before,
 during, and after. The camera doesn't show the difference very well,
 but it was visibly cleaner when I was done:
 
 http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_stuff/evap_clean1.jpg
 http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_stuff/evap_clean2.jpg
 http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_stuff/evap_clean3.jpg
 http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_stuff/evap_clean4.jpg
 http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_stuff/evap_clean5.jpg
 
 =)
 
 
 Best regards,
 
 --
 Dave M.
 Boise, ID
 1994 E500 - 95kmi  (Q-ship)
 1987 300D - 261kmi (Sportline)
 
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Re: [MBZ] W124 TD rear leveling

2006-02-10 Thread James Zavesky
After you replaced the accumultors did you preload the back of the car with
200+ lbs and THEN start the car and take and hold the rpm up at 2000? Did
you replace the fluid in the reservoir? When I did mine it on the 1995 E320
wagon it was 5 hours. What a pain. It was much easier on the V12.

When we had the wagon in at the dealer for the fuel tank replacement (
something on the highway hit us sideways by the rear tire and put a hole in
the tank ) the car was in the air for a day or two on the lift. When we got
it back it drove like a tire was going down at speed, corrected itself after
a few days of driving.

James Zavesky


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Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 6:35 PM
Subject: [MBZ] W124 TD rear leveling


 Gentlemen,

   I've just replaced the accumlator cells on the rear of my TD. It was
 riding like the Flinstone-mobile befoire the replacement but now it
 rides like my high school buddies 78 Marquis with worn shcoks!

 Is it possible I've introduced air into the system? It also rides much
 lower with my gear in the back than it did before the cell swap.

 Ideas??

 Thanks!

 Jeff Zedic
 Toronto

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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-31 Thread James Zavesky
11-13 in town
17-19 highway
creature comfort while driving is an understatement
VERY nice car and I would buy one again ONLY because I now know what to do
to keep it running.

Jim



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Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Yeah - that is the one that got my interest.  It will be a few months at
 least before I decide what I will get- something like that or an SDL or
just
 do a more through update on my SD.  Mostly at this point I am into
creature
 comfort.  I don't really drive enough to worry about it too much, but what
 kind of mileage does that beast get?  I drive mostly around town, with
 occasional road trips of a few hundred miles to keep things in shape.
 BillR

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 Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 10:15 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

 the wiring degrades! Plan on replacing ALL the harness'. The ETA's harness
 is also know to degrade, fortunately my ETA's were fine. Replacing the
 evaporator and rear accumulators are the least of your worries.

 Are you watching the 1992 white one with the fogs in the bumper? That one
 has late model wood in it, looks like it's been gone through.

 Jim



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 Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:49 AM
 Subject: [MBZ] S600 wiring


  Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.
 
  James Zavesky
 
  James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on
ebay
  now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is
the
  problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.
 
  For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an
  occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk]
 usually
  stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located,
 and
  I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is
there
 a
  simple way to get access to that switch?
  BillR
  Jacksonville FL
  1981 300SD  EM   270k miles
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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-31 Thread James Zavesky
injection harness are the most replaced item and then the engine harness.
you'll go through alot more injection harness's because it sits on top the
motor where the heat is. alot of this has to do with the averall amount of
heat in the engine compartment. I added one of the 92 degree fan switch
modifications from the guy on prodigy so the electric fans come on at 92
instead of 100.

jim

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Further to this I'll note not only will you need to replace the
 engine wiring, it is also likely you'll replace the throttle
 actuators (two) which have prices as much as $3000+ each, depending
 of course who can acquire the parts for you. In reading on another
 list it has been notice that replacement actuators after oh about 96
 have different coloured wiring, leading one to
 believe perhaps the wiring or part supplier changed things to the
 better. If said vehicle has any cracked wiring instantly subtract $8K?

 Lastly I'll note that some folks have discovered that right behind
 the engine is a plastic water distribution device (dual mono-
 valves?). That has a tendency now to crack (age/heat) and dump all
 the coolant. It is a bit ugly to access for replacement, kind of
 stick on engine, put engine in car, what you to remove it later? Why
 is that firewall in the way.

 In general you want to pay a bit extra for a 98 or 99, and ask about
 the evap and wiring.


 On 30-Jan-06, at 10:06 AM, BillR wrote:

  Marshall and John - Thanks for the help.  I'll continue with the
  numerous
  repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY
  well priced
  140's or those with reworked wiring.
  BillR
  -Original Message-

 John
 1983 300TDt  361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1990 300TDt  159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)



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Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?

2006-01-30 Thread James Zavesky
402 horsepower
428 torque

Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.

James Zavesky
1991 500SL
1992 600SEL
1995 E320


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To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?


 Alex, yes - that's what I recall and am talking about when I say it looked
 sort of out of place (I thought bogus). Good observation. Stout car
though.
 Anybody know the h.p., torque, and performance specs?

 Brian

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 To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?
 Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:06:36 -0800
 
 On 1/29/06, Brian Chase [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   Fanciers, I was in Minneapolis tonight to hit a party at First Avenue,
 and I
   walked past an interesting Benz: From the late '80s or early 90's by
me
   estimation. Long wheelbase. Didn't pay much attention 'til I saw the
   uncharacteristic V12 emblem on the side (I think behind the rear
 passenger
   window) (the style of the lettering was what looked funny to me).
 
 I agree that the V12 badge looks odd on those.  The V in
 particular, I seem to recall, doesn't seem to fit in with the other
 characters in the Mercedes font.
 
 Alex Chamberlain
 '87 300D Turbo
 
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Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S vs 8 Cyl 500

2006-01-30 Thread James Zavesky
we have the 8 in the SL and in my opinion that is the proper motor for the
car. plenty of power, handles well. doesn't seem to have the wiring problems
the 1990's S class has. From what I've read the major problem is the oil
tubes in the motor.

Jim

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S vs 8 Cyl 500


 How does that compare to the 5 litre V8? Some say that the V8 is the
better
 motor, particularly in the SL due to the extra weight of the V12. Have you
 driven a 600SL?
 I don't think that the extra weight is going to affect handling in the
sedan
 as much and the extra torque would be an asset in the heavier four door.

 Hendrik
 with the mighty four banger Merc and a couple of six cylinder diesel 4x4's

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 Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:59 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?


  402 horsepower
  428 torque
 
  Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.
 
  James Zavesky
  1991 500SL
  1992 600SEL
  1995 E320
 
 
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  From: Brian Chase [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:05 AM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?
 
 
  Alex, yes - that's what I recall and am talking about when I say it
  looked
  sort of out of place (I thought bogus). Good observation. Stout car
  though.
  Anybody know the h.p., torque, and performance specs?
 
  Brian
 

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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread James Zavesky
the wiring degrades! Plan on replacing ALL the harness'. The ETA's harness
is also know to degrade, fortunately my ETA's were fine. Replacing the
evaporator and rear accumulators are the least of your worries.

Are you watching the 1992 white one with the fogs in the bumper? That one
has late model wood in it, looks like it's been gone through.

Jim



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Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:49 AM
Subject: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.

 James Zavesky

 James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on ebay
 now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is the
 problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.

 For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an
 occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk]
usually
 stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located,
and
 I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is there
a
 simple way to get access to that switch?
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD  EM   270k miles
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Re: [MBZ] 1st gear start mod

2006-01-26 Thread James Zavesky
Dave,

Read the same post, spent the morning looking at the exploded parts diagram
in the EPC looking for the spring he was talking about. This would be sweet
on our V12 now that BergWerks is gone and if the dealer can do it for $150
it just may be well worth it.

James Zavesky



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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1st gear start mod


 Does anyone have info on how exactly to do this? A photo, pointing to
 the area in question, sure would be nice. I had been under the
 impression a major valve body mod was needed. Perhaps the 722.4 tranny
 can be easily modified, but the 722.3 cannot, or vice-versa? I'd love
 to know more about this... drives me batty on my 1986 300E.

 :)

 -dm

  --
  Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:24:10 EST
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1st
 
 
  In the early '90s Mercedes saw the error of their ways and allowed the
  gas transmissions to start in 1st. Cars built a year or two before 1st
gear
  starts became standard COULD be converted (it was NOT a cheap
  conversion - required that the valve body be removed and some pieces
  replaced) but cars with transmissions build before that (about '89 and
  earlier I think) can't be converted (you'd need a completely replace
the
  valve body).
 
  If I had any personal archives, I could exhume a post I made more than
ten
  years back on this subject but I don't, so I won't. Paraphrasing, when I
was
  driving my '89 190E 2.6 and my friend SJB got his new '91 300E with 1st
gear
  start and I drove it, I was hot to add that feature to my '89. So, after
repeated
  talks with one of the two MB reps in my area, one of them called
Montvale, in
  my presence, and asked what could be done. The answer was that they had
  converted several company cars and the fix was to remove the little
spring from
  behind the kickdown piston. Soon after, the shop foreman, with me
watching,
  removed the valve body (a few fasteners), removed one of the cheesehead
  screws from the end of it (they are numbered) and out dropped a little
piston
  followed by the spring in question. Reassemble in reverse order. After a
careful
  adjustment of the trans cable (or was it a rod?) I had first gear start.
What a
  difference!
 
  I carried that little spring in a zip-loc bag in the car for a few years
  until I traded it of in '95.
 
  Probably cost about $150 including the fluid change.
 
  RLE

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Re: [MBZ] The Car has arrived

2006-01-24 Thread James Zavesky
Good for you. 

James Zavesky


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To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:24 AM
Subject: [MBZ] The Car has arrived


 Well, I made it back from Florida in my (new to me) 1990 300SEL.  I love
 it!! The 126 is an amazing car.  I drove two 13 hour days putting 1600
 miles on the new car.  IT ran perfectly.   I was a little worse for
 wear. I went to the doctor yesterday and apparently, I picked up every
 bug Florida has to offer.  I have strep throat, pink eye and an ear
 infection. 
 
  
 
  
 
 I did find out some very interesting information about the car. In 1994,
 with 47,000 miles the valve guides/seals were replaced under warranty.
 Did MB redesign the valve guides/seals so that they last longer or do I
 just wait until it starts burning oil and get them replaced again?  I
 also noticed that at the same time, the warranty description said valve
 guides - intake wear - worn out.   How would the intake be involved in
 this? 
 
  
 
  
 
 I found out more history of the car. The previous owner bought it on
 November 23, 2003 for $10,500 with 77,XXX miles.   Over the next two
 years he spent ---BRACE YOURSELF over $20,000 fixing this car.  He
 only went to Mercedes Benz of Tampa and he replaced just about
 everything that could go wrong or did. 
 
  
 
 I am still going through all the records to determine just what he did,
 it is amazing that someone would spend that kind of money. I have to say
 I am glad I am the one that bought it AFTER the work was done.  
 
  
 
 Donald H. Snook
 
 1990 300SEL 123K 
 
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[MBZ] List Down?

2006-01-22 Thread James Zavesky
Test



Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66

2006-01-20 Thread James Zavesky
The dates are for the Historic Route 66 Tour from Chicago, IL to Santa
Monica, CA. is September 16 - 30, 2006. Full details can be found at the
link below:

http://www.mbca.org/pages/Route66/Route_66_2006.htm


James Zavesky

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From: Gary Hurst [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66


 when is it?  i'll go do it, if you know what you are doing.  (i don't)

 On 1/19/06, Howard Fulford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Anyone need a navigator for the MBCA Route 66 drive ?
 
 
  Howard Fulford
  Bath
  England
 
  190E '89, 137658 miles
 
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Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66

2006-01-20 Thread James Zavesky
Like to, that would be an amazing trip

two week drive, fly back and ship the car back home to Ohio.

need to think about that one.

I actually liked the Alaska Highway trip better but had the distinct feeling
the car would be trashed from the road north.

jim


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Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66


 tempting.  you going, jim?

 On 1/20/06, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  The dates are for the Historic Route 66 Tour from Chicago, IL to Santa
  Monica, CA. is September 16 - 30, 2006. Full details can be found at the
  link below:
 
  http://www.mbca.org/pages/Route66/Route_66_2006.htm
 
 
  James Zavesky
 
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  From: Gary Hurst [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 1:08 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66
 
 
   when is it?  i'll go do it, if you know what you are doing.  (i don't)
  
   On 1/19/06, Howard Fulford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   
Anyone need a navigator for the MBCA Route 66 drive ?
   
   
Howard Fulford
Bath
England
   
190E '89, 137658 miles
   
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Re: [MBZ] Oh lord

2006-01-18 Thread James Zavesky
Debs wagon needs a new hood ornament

Jim


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Subject: [MBZ] Oh lord



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-STEER-BULL-HORN-HOOD-ORNAMENT-one-of-a-kind_W0QQitemZ4605906568QQcategoryZ42611QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Re: [MBZ] barrett-jackson auction

2006-01-18 Thread James Zavesky
auctioning off cars we used to thrash in high school for monster money

should have kept them and put them away


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To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] barrett-jackson auction


 no, why?
 
 James Zavesky wrote:
 
  anybody watching the barrett-jackson auction on speedtv?
  
  James Zavesky
  
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Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request

2006-01-12 Thread James Zavesky
 too
much heat through. Dealers will inspect and replace affected parts.


2001: Electrical connection of the heated windshield-washer bottle hose
could melt and cause the surrounding plastic and insulation to melt.


2001-03: Certain vehicles may experience a hydraulic fluid leak due to
faulty hoses. Dealers will inspect and replace affected parts.

  Trouble Spots
Check for these possible problems when test-driving and inspecting this
vehicle.


Air conditioner: S500 coupes suffer A/C failure when water damages the
evaporator-temperature sensor. (2000-02)


Air conditioner: The heating/air conditioning/ventilation system may
malfunction and not direct air to the proper outlet or the defroster may
remain on. (2000-01)


Brake wear: After hard or extended braking, the car may vibrate because
heat can distort the parking-brake drums allowing the parking brakes to
make contact requiring new brake shoes and proper adjustment. (2000-02)


Dashboard lights: The air-suspension warning light on the dash may come
on because water gets into the electrical connecters and causes
corrosion. (2000)


Rough idle: Poor engine idle, vibration, and stalling may be caused by a
defective mass-airflow (MAF) sensor.


Water leak: The reed valve that drains water from the fresh-air intake
gets clogged and must routinely be cleared to avoid water in the
passenger compartment. (2000-02)


Windows: During aftermarket window tinting, the soapy water can get into
the door-control module and damage it. The module should be removed
prior to tinting. (2000-01)


Windshield washer: On a certain number of vehicles, the heated
windshield washer hoses can overheat and melt. Although customers were
being notified, check for work to have been done. (2000)


  Repair Costs
Wondering what it will cost to fix this car if something goes wrong?
Here are some commonly repaired items on all cars and how much it would
cost to fix each item on a 2000-04 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. (Note: this
information is general and does not represent repairs that the specific
vehicle listed may require.)

Commonly Repaired Item Typical Replacement Cost
A/C Compressor $655
Alternator $440
Automatic Transmission or Transaxle $1,525
Brakes $790
Clutch, Pressure Plate, Bearing $0
Constant Velocity Joints $1,405
Exhaust System $985
Radiator $610
Shocks and/or Struts $1,840
Timing Chain or Belt $400


  Important Disclaimers
While Consumer Guide® makes every effort to present complete and
accurate information, a Consumer Guide® Vehicle History Report is not a
guarantee of the quality of any used vehicle. There could be other
problems with this vehicle that have not been reported to Consumer
Guide® or Experian. Please read our full disclaimer.


James Zavesky wrote:

 thx

 a little more tired than I thought

 WDBNG78J61A203718


 jim


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 Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 5:54 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request



missing the VIN

-Original Message-

From: James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Jan 11, 2006 5:44 PM
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request

should come back to a 2001 S600


TIA

James Zavesky



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'82 300CD slate grey, black interior, 152,xxx mi

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Re: [MBZ] I need your help on how to finalize a vehicle purchaseon eBay!

2006-01-11 Thread James Zavesky
walk away from the deal, fraud has been increasing on ebay

jim

- Original Message - 
From: kayoooh @ gmail [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] I need your help on how to finalize a vehicle purchaseon
eBay!


 Hello Folks,

 I just got off the phone with the eBay seller on who's Suburban I had bid
 and won a few days ago.

 First off, a lady insisted on talking to me instead of her brother (the
eBay
 seller who was not available as she told me!).
 I know my paranoia could be playing somewhat of a role here but the lady
was
 definitely hostile and very unfriendly to me.
 I told her that eBay encourages people when dealing with large amounts of
 cash to retain an escrow service and that eBay suggests one particular
 company to deal with and that I am willing to pay the escrow fee. She
would
 not here of it!
 She insisted that I send her the money first and then she would send me
the
 truck.

 She then offered to drive it to me in Texas so I told her that shipping
the
 truck would cost me 700 dollars and that I am willing to give her a 1000
 dollars if she drove it to me. She agreed if I paid her the full bid price
 plus the 1000 dollars up front!

 She also seemed to cherish the fact that I can't fly to pick it up myself
 and kept repeating that I had no choice but to fly in and pay her and
drive
 off in it or send her the full price and then she would ship it to me!

 During the 20+ minutes phone call, I can clearly hear this male voice
 whispering to her what to say. At one point I told her that I can hear a
 male voice next to her telling her what to say and that I would rather
speak
 to him directly since he is the owner of the truck, she replied that I am
 imagining and that nobody was there and that she is the owner of the
truck!

 Before we ended the call she threatened me with leaving bad feedback and
 reporting me to eBay unless she got a 1000 dollars deposit through PayPal
by
 6 AM this morning!

 I apologize for taking the band width to tell you all this but I had to
tell
 someone.

 Thanks for listening and have a good night,

 Omar.


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Re: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email

2006-01-11 Thread James Zavesky
forward it to [EMAIL PROTECTED]



- Original Message - 
From: Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email


 This is the first ebay one I've received. Normally I get the ones from
Price
 Hassan Abdullhboobywiggle wanting my banking info so he can deposit a
 gazillion $s, U.S., to my account so when he gets here he can get to
it...or
 the one about me winning some obscure lottery in Scotland.

 Bob Rentfro

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 Subject: Re: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email


 I get those several times a week.
 
  Bob Rentfro wrote:
 
  Has anyone received an email that looks like it's from ebay trying to
get
  your personal info? I got one this morning that started out by saying,
  If this email is inappropriate or breaches eBay policy, please help
  protect other eBay community members by reporting it to us
immediately.
  Then it went on to say,
  Dear eBay member,
 
  This is a message from eBay :
 
  Be aware you have received the third non paying bidder alert. Your
  account is now targeted for termination in order to avoid this you must
  click on the Respond Now button and update your information . After
  you've done this we will revise your account's activities and send you
an
  email with our final decision within 48 hours.
 
  Thank you, the eBay antifraud team.
 
  I have purchased very few things on ebay and I have paid for them all
  promptly. To whom should I report this crap to?
 
 
 
  Bob Rentfro
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread James Zavesky
welcome back johnny!

James Zavesky

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To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 2:31 PM
Subject: [MBZ] Here we go again


 Now that I'm back from my FEMA deployment in Louisiana,Texas and 
 Florida, I may have enough time to participate. Time will tell.
 If any of you owe me  or just wanna send me lots of  feel free 
 to remit payment to me @ PO Box 969 Bolton Landing, NY 12814.
 Its perfectly OK to send CASH, oodles of CASH.
 
 Johnny B
 I Mac Therefore I am
 
 
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[MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request

2006-01-11 Thread James Zavesky
should come back to a 2001 S600


TIA

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Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request

2006-01-11 Thread James Zavesky
thx

a little more tired than I thought

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jim


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Fax Request


 missing the VIN
 
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 should come back to a 2001 S600
 
 
 TIA
 
 James Zavesky
 
 
 
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