Re: [MBZ] Hey Kaleb

2013-07-20 Thread Joe Sasser
It has R12. They said it's the longest lasting coldest option. On Jul 20, 2013, at 7:00 AM, wrote: On Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:17:47 -0500 Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: R12 if original otherwise 134 The question was addressed to Joe Sasser

[MBZ] Looks like it's going to be the w140

2013-07-18 Thread Joe Sasser
Well, there's only a couple of steps remaining before pulling the trigger on the S350 Turbo-diesel. One being a VIN check. Is there anyone here with (forgot the name) that service that checks VINs? I'd really appreciate getting one run on this puppy. Not sure what all equipment it's got on it

[MBZ] Hey Kaleb

2013-07-18 Thread Joe Sasser
Interested in having that w126 back? It's got a rebuilt transmission with less than 10k miles on it, completely new AC system (so virgin, was asked if I wanted R12 or 134), and a new engine with 125k miles on it (strong runner). Double dark window tint all around too. Comes with the extra

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-16 Thread Joe Sasser
On Jul 15, 2013, at 7:12 PM, wrote: Joe wrote: ...Plus that the engine shakes Is the seller's name Ludmila Grobtken? mao No, it's Jimmie. Also verified that it is an S350. Not much info out there about it. ___

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-16 Thread Joe Sasser
On Jul 16, 2013, at 9:15 AM, wrote: From: Rich Thomas Subject: Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel Message-ID: Car shake at start? --R That's what he says, and that it smooths out upon

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-15 Thread Joe Sasser
I have 3 or 4 of them right now. Make sure the engine has been replaced, or if not and its not burning oil yet, yank it out replace the rods and head gasket. I'll have to ask, they do say diesel pump seals (?) are leaking, and it's losing power. Plus that the engine shakes. That makes me

Re: [MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-15 Thread Joe Sasser
Cons: An engine that will self destruct with bent rods, a wiring harness that will self destruct with heat and time, many complex computerized systems... Pros: A state of the art automobile for its time. Timeless design. Awesome ride. Built like a vault. Quiet beyond tranquility.

[MBZ] Found w140 turbo diesel

2013-07-14 Thread Joe Sasser
Well, as it says, I found a w140 turbo diesel today, and it's looking pretty good. I kinda remember these being not so common, so I'm wondering what the pros/cons would be? Kaleb, didn't you have one of these before? Thanks for all ya'lls help with all this. Joe

[MBZ] w140 OR w220 UPDATE

2013-07-13 Thread Joe Sasser
Thanks everyone who responded to my query about experiences with either or both S classes. Seems the consensus is that the w140 is the way to go, even though (at least to me) the w220 is just jam packed with features some of which are now standard on Kia! Gotta go searching now, I hear the

[MBZ] w140 OR w220?

2013-07-11 Thread Joe Sasser
With my back having become worse, it's time to update S-classes from the w126 I've been driving for the past 10-11 years. It's a 300SD, and the mileage is phenomenal. Lots of work has gone into it, from a new engine, rebuilt tranny (with only 10k miles on it), and a complete AC overhaul,

Re: [MBZ] Diesel People

2012-07-25 Thread Joe Sasser
I drove my 1980 300CD from TX to NC, then onto CT, to NYC, back to CT, back to TX, then onto CA. All in a 10 day period. Never any breakdown, no problems/troubles, etc. Does this count? On Jul 25, 2012, at 7:00 AM, wrote: On 7/21/2012 12:14 PM, Rick Hawkins

Re: [MBZ] Der Fűhrerwagen

2012-07-09 Thread Joe Sasser
As MBUSA stated, it certainly appears someone is trying to claim something which isn't true. I sincerely doubt the context of the conversation he alleges with MBUSA, concerning their statement of look for a Swastika. That doesn't sound correct. Also, the 320 series is too low for the Führer to

Re: [MBZ] 1984 190D for sale

2012-07-08 Thread Joe Sasser
Kaleb, are you not getting ANY of the e-mails I send you anymore? On Jul 8, 2012, at 8:08 PM, wrote: Send Mercedes mailing list submissions to To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit

Re: [MBZ] have w115 need tranny

2012-07-01 Thread Joe Sasser
If you can get the part numbers, everything is still available from either a local dealer, or the MB Classic Car Center. On Jul 1, 2012, at 2:49 PM, wrote: On Jul 1, 2012, at 2:50 PM, wrote: My step son has an old 1969 220d. It seems that

Re: [MBZ] MBZ Used w115 parts

2012-06-17 Thread Joe Sasser
Hey Kaleb, I e-mailed to your address shown here, but you finally got the message, so that's OK. I'm looking for the trim pieces that go around the car. Some are missing, while others are pitted with the rubber rotted out of them. Trying to get the engine pulled from the blue one, and replaced

[MBZ] Used w115 parts

2012-06-16 Thread Joe Sasser
Anybody know of a source for used w115 parts (ext/int)? I contacted Kaleb last week, but no response. Found plenty in SoCal, but Geez Louise! Their price for some trim was higher than getting brand new from the Classic Center! Thanks ___

[MBZ] w115 repair disc

2012-05-27 Thread Joe Sasser
Anybody have the CD that shows repairs of a /8 (w115)? I have the 2 CD set for the w126, and the blue w115 I got from Kaleb 9 years ago, is now here in the back yard. The guy who removed the engine + door panels/glass, etc from my original white w115 wasn't the most keen on knowing how to get

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 77, Issue 3

2012-04-01 Thread Joe Sasser
Our '83 300SD has been having electrical problems the past few months. Have replaced the battery twice, and alternator once (with a new Bosch), but still it continues. Something is draining the battery completely, whether the car is driven or not. Last time, driving around didn't guarantee the

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 64, Issue 16

2011-03-05 Thread Joe Sasser
I didn't know they had discontinued that service. Thanks so much for the information, you've been most helpful. On Mar 5, 2011, at 9:18 AM, wrote: Message: 3 Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 08:47:08 -0600 From: Kaleb C. Striplin To: Mercedes Discussion

[MBZ] Fwd: Need CARFAX Check done please, if any can manage it

2011-03-04 Thread Joe Sasser
Begin forwarded message: From: Joe Sasser Date: March 4, 2011 4:47:08 PM CST To: Subject: Need CARFAX Check done please, if any can manage it VIN#WDBCA45D1GA256289 Need a carfax, trying to get a history of it before I hand over the dough

[MBZ] Need CARFAX Check done please, if any can manage it

2011-03-04 Thread Joe Sasser
VIN#WDBCA45D1GA256289 Need a carfax, trying to get a whole history of it before I hand over the dough. Thanks for any/all help. Joe ___ For new and used parts go to To search list archives

[MBZ] Anybody got a carfax?

2011-03-02 Thread Joe Sasser
I'm making a deal on an '86 ('88...can't remember), and need to check out what I can about it before traveling to pick it up. It's got some problems he's already told me about, just seems like something's missing. VIN is:WDBCA45D1GA256289. Thanks for any/all assistance.

Re: [MBZ] Anybody got a carfax?

2011-03-02 Thread Joe Sasser Subject: Re: [MBZ] Anybody got a carfax? Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed 1986 560SEC? At what point in the listing process does eBay give you a Carfax? Is it before you finalize the listing? Joe Sasser wrote: I'm

Re: [MBZ] CL Poster of the day

2010-11-12 Thread Joe Sasser
We had a '73 450SL, and yep, Euro bumpers, and that same engine. It was a beautiful ride, hated to sell it, but we were hit by Hurricane Ike at the time, and needed some $$$. The saddest part, was that it went to a 21yo girl, who immediately wanted to drive it FAST FAST FAST (it was raining at

Re: [MBZ] 107 values

2010-10-22 Thread Joe Sasser
We had an '73 Euro 450SL. Drove/rode like a dream, poured some $$ into it to make it even better. When we had to sell, we lost money. Needed $$ fast, so couldn't wait for the right buyer. But a w123 ANYTHING will NEVER be WORTH more than a w107. There are millions of 123s all over the world,

[MBZ] w126 Cluster

2010-10-13 Thread Joe Sasser
As it may be obvious from the past few postings, my 300SD is having issues. The most bothersome (and potentially dangerous) is the instrument cluster. Since coming back from repairs, the temp goes to the red and stays there, the oil pressure also maxes out and stays. The following have also

[MBZ] RE; w115

2010-10-11 Thread Joe Sasser
My first Merc was an '76 300-D w115. Purchased it in CT, and with only a wash oil change, drove it straight through to TX, where it was registered, and used as my only car for three years. Drove great, smooth ride. Totally converted me to a diesel-head after that. The rust is coming through

Re: [MBZ] 300 SD Feel every bump

2010-10-05 Thread Joe Sasser
Hi Scott, thanks for responding. It's an '83, so no hydraulics. If it's the collapsed rear subframe bushings, what am I looking at, as far as parts needed (etc)? Joe On Oct 4, 2010, at 9:38 PM, wrote: Does your model have hydraulic level control? If so and the

[MBZ] 300SD feel every bump

2010-10-04 Thread Joe Sasser
My '83 300SD (with about 384k miles on it), is riding way too stiff/hard. I can feel every bump in the road, and the handling isn't what it was just 6 years ago. New tires/shocks (Bilstein comfort, and Continentals), but nothing made any difference. Also the rear end is significantly lower than

Re: [MBZ] OT Win7???

2010-09-15 Thread Joe Sasser
Wow, just from reading through these couple of paragraphs, it looks like Bill Gates is 5¢ 10¢ to death again, with inferior OSs. Sure glad we OSX users don't have limiting, inept OSs like the Windoze users do. Just thinking out loud. On Sep 15, 2010, at 2:22 PM,

[MBZ] Latest manual seats to fit /8?

2010-08-30 Thread Joe Sasser
As the title implies, I'm interested in finding out what are the latest front seats to fit in a /8 body. Thinking maybe w201? ___ For new and used parts go to To search list archives To

Re: [MBZ] 300CD for $500

2010-06-13 Thread Joe Sasser
Anyone got the original info on this? Thanks ___ For new and used parts go to To search list archives To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] /8 junk yard, breaker's yard

2010-06-08 Thread Joe Sasser
Anyone know of a good (cheap) source for /8 body parts? Thanks Sent from my iMac ૐ Got Milf? ___ For new and used parts go to To search list archives To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] /8 junk yard, breaker's yard

2010-06-08 Thread Joe Sasser
, at 9:09, Rich Thomas wrote: what'sa /8? --R On 6/8/2010 8:41 AM, Joe Sasser wrote: Anyone know of a good (cheap) source for /8 body parts? Thanks Sent from my iMac Got Milf? Sent from my iMac ૐ Got Milf

[MBZ] Removing Dash Ignition on w115

2010-05-01 Thread Joe Sasser
I've finally started on a former Kaleb-Kar, and need to yank the dash ignition switch from the dash. Anybody here done this before? I've got an intact dash working ignition switch to replace them with. Thanks ___ For new and used

Re: [MBZ] '93 300D in FL

2010-03-13 Thread Joe Sasser
We're taking a look at it. Since Gina blew up the engine in the 300SD last month, we're down to just her car, and I've got no way to get to my dr appts or pharmacy. Maybe next month we can swing it. 1. Re: Fwd: 1993 Mercedes 300D 2.5 Turbo - $950 (Bonita Springs) (Mitch Haley)

[MBZ] Instrument Cluster Question

2010-01-06 Thread Joe Sasser
Will the cluster from an 126 SDL function no problem in a 126 SD? I changed the rims from 14 bundt to 15 manhole cover, and the speeds are off. Also, the tach/oil gauges and odometer haven't worked in years. Also, an updated steering wheel. A bit tired of this old one. Thanks, and a Very New

Re: [MBZ] OSX on a PC

2009-12-20 Thread Joe Sasser
I don't think quite so. PCs are built so cheap, and severely lack the elegance of Mac components. It's like the difference between a PBJ and a Porterhouse. On Dec 20, 2009, at 10:20 PM, wrote: Message: 16 Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 20:21:43 -0800 From: Jim Cathey

Re: [MBZ] Donor car?

2009-11-30 Thread Joe Sasser
On Nov 30, 2009, at 6:00 AM, wrote: Message: 12 Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:33:34 -0800 From: Jim Cathey Subject: Re: [MBZ] Donor car? To: Mercedes Discussion List Message-ID:

[MBZ] Donor car?

2009-11-29 Thread Joe Sasser
The '83 300SD we bought from Kaleb is still going strong, except for the interior. It's tired seen better days. Would like to change out the entire thing for gray, so am wondering if it'd be cheaper in the long run to find a donor car, or just bite the bullet and shop around for a new

[MBZ] New interior for w126

2009-10-20 Thread Joe Sasser
Hey there, As the subject line states, I'm looking for a complete interior for our '83 300SD. The original is fine where it counts (no cracks in dash, etc), but has the standard splits/cracks in the leather seats armrest. The color is brown, which was alright when the car was gold,

Re: [MBZ] New Interior for w126

2009-10-20 Thread Joe Sasser
Thanks Max, I'd thought of doing that (did it before restoring interior in a w114 in the late '90s in N.C.), but sorta dipping my toes in the water to see what's available. The local scene has gassers with shot interiors, and/or the wrong color. Last choice would be to remove everything,

Re: [MBZ] $650 '87 300D

2009-10-11 Thread Joe Sasser
I missed the link for this CL listing. Does anybody have it handy? Thanks -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___

Re: [MBZ] transmission flush vs change fluid/filter

2009-06-12 Thread Joe Sasser
I make it a yearly task, every December or January to do a complete fluid filter change. The hubbub of activity that time of year, serves as a reminder. The filter is cheap, and it keeps the tranny gremlins at bay. Good luck! On Jun 12, 2009, at 9:54 AM, wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Thoughts On This One?

2009-06-07 Thread Joe Sasser
Funny thing about wives. I showed one to mine, and told her that IF we were to buy a brand-spanking-new auto, it would probably be this one. She countered with a '75 BMW 2002 nearby @ $1200! Help me Rhonda, help help me Rhonda... Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 20:25:21 -0400 From: Bill R

Re: [MBZ] slipping tranny 1980 300D

2009-05-06 Thread Joe Sasser
I've purchased 2 transmissions from Sun Valley Mercedes out of CA. One for the '83 300SD we bought from Caleb about 6 years ago or so, and another 2 years ago for my wife's '88 190D. So far no problems with either, and the install on the 190 was botched a bit (original installer wasn't

[MBZ] Reviving a w115 300-D

2009-03-24 Thread Joe Sasser
Hi all. In the next 3 months, I'll be reviving the blue w115 300-D traded from Kaleb back in late '03. The engine is from the '76 300-D I bought in CT in '99. Starts right up, no major problems with it. But during the swap, I'm planning on changing out all belts/hoses and glow plugs.

Re: [MBZ] Reviving a w115 300-D

2009-03-24 Thread Joe Sasser
Thanks very much, Peter, I'll add that to the list of things to do. Already had figured on a change of fluids, and even a tranny service. Joe Message: 1 Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:27:33 -0500 (GMT-05:00) From: Peter Frederick Subject: Re: [MBZ] Reviving a w115 300-D To:

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 35, Issue 157

2008-10-23 Thread Joe Sasser
Hmm, no problems like that with the Macs. They all come with wireless Bluetooth built in, and with my Apple Airport, can go up to 50 yards away from it, and still have full strength. My wife is STILL waiting for her PC to be repaired (for the 2nd time in 6mos) as it just quit booting up

Re: [MBZ] Lottery winnings dream Mercedes

2008-10-22 Thread Joe Sasser
I've always said that if I ever won the lottery, I'd have MB build a certain car with a twist. Since their classic division can replicate any part of any car they've ever made, here's what I'd have: 1939 Mercedes 770K (aka Großer) body with proper gauges, seats, convertible top etc. BUT

Re: [MBZ] OT XP vs Vista

2008-10-22 Thread Joe Sasser
Easy fix..dump Windows for a new iMac, take your PC into the Apple Store with you, and a Mac Genius will transfer everything over for you. So glad I made the switch last year! Can't say enough good things for the Mac (especially like how they can't get viruses)! Everything is so much

Re: [MBZ] MBZ Gas Prices

2008-10-13 Thread Joe Sasser
Here in SE TX (literally surrounded by refineries) I paid $71 to fill up my 300SD last week ($3.94/gal)! When we all know it should be around $0.75¢ instead. There's absolutely no reason for diesel to be so high, other than pure greed. Joe Sasser On Oct 13, 2008, at 2:01 PM, [EMAIL