[MBZ] I Gotta Go........again

2006-07-06 Thread John Berryman
As always, it's been real and it's been good. Duty calls and the best I can tell, I will be working somewhere in Pa. I'm heading to Wilkes Barre today to get a briefing on the disaster and my deployment orders. No time for fun and games so once again I must unsubscribe from these forums

Re: [MBZ] 240D Radiator

2006-07-04 Thread John Berryman
On Jul 4, 2006, at 8:29 AM, John Ingram wrote: List- I have my 83 240D running again with a new engine, one that apparently was a factory rebuild 150K miles ago. My old radiator is now leaking through a spot somewhere in the core. Can these radiators be fixed or should I just start pricing a

Re: [MBZ] transmission leak

2006-07-03 Thread John Berryman
On Jul 2, 2006, at 5:53 PM, Sunil Hari wrote: What's the most likely source of the leak? Is it something I can fix with my limited tools and knowledge? Quite possibly one of the cooler lines was damaged at one of the clamps that attach them to the oil pan. The rubber deteriorates

Re: [MBZ] Hmmm, missing oil.

2006-07-03 Thread John Berryman
On Jul 2, 2006, at 10:41 PM, Tom Hargrave wrote: Curt, Your oil cooler has sprung a high pressure leak. The oil cooler is bolted to the driver side of the radiator that's why you see oil on the hood. You need to replace the cooler before the hole opens up more. A good used one makes a

Re: [MBZ] Got any spare rear shock units for 300TD?

2006-07-03 Thread John Berryman
On Jul 3, 2006, at 1:48 AM, Euan wrote: Anyway, I'm needing two units to replace mine. Does anyone have a set in good condition going spare? Part number is A123 320 07 03. My vehicle number is WDB123190 2F 043108. I just pulled a pair from a 1983 300TD, as I may have one leaking in

Re: [MBZ] SD TRANS QUESTION

2006-07-01 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 28, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Dan Weeks wrote: Also, I have recently noticed that the shifter sometimes will not go past N into R or P. Worn shifter bushings? Could there be a connection? Thanks, all. Dan Yes, the linkage can cause shift problems. Look there first. Johnny B. I Mac

Re: [MBZ] 190d

2006-07-01 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 30, 2006, at 11:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-190-Series-190D- Diesel-1988-MERCEDES-BENZ-190D-2-5-DIESEL-SUNROOF-AC-L- K_W0QQitemZ170003735825QQihZ007QQcategoryZ6328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Looks just like our 190D Euro, except for

Re: [MBZ] Rains back east ...

2006-07-01 Thread John Berryman
On Jul 1, 2006, at 1:29 AM, Craig McCluskey wrote: Marshall, et al. back east, You guys doing all right? I've seen pictures of LOTS of flooding. Craig I'm once again on stand-by with FEMA to work the East Coast floods. No problem in my home town but there are Federally declared

Re: [MBZ] Would like to use smaller fan belt and bybass AC pulley. What size do I need? For 1987 300D turbo

2006-06-27 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 27, 2006, at 2:08 AM, RICHARD FIne wrote: I would like to bypass my AC compressor and use a smaller fanbelt that will not attach to the AC compressor pulley. My system does not work, and would rather get the somewhat improved mileage. Thanks, Richard A 603 engine without AC

Re: [MBZ] A THING of BEAUTY

2006-06-27 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 27, 2006, at 4:36 AM, Stephen MurD Murrell wrote: ?!?!?; 240D engine; I would be lucky to get 1/2 of their starting price for my (WHOLE CAR) 1979 240D with my remanufactured engine in it with MOST all NEW parts, pistons sleeves; mine looked better, when rebuilt in my CLEAN

[MBZ] Was**wiring harness, Now mixing Gasoline w/Diesel fuel

2006-06-23 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 6:22 PM, Peter Frederick wrote: I don't want to put more in, as Benz does not recommend adding gasoline to the tank in the 60x series. Here's an excerpt, verbatim, from a Mercedes Benz 124 diesel owner's manual inclusive of 601, 602 and 603 engines: Should

[MBZ] Was Amazing July specials, Now Windows v. Mac

2006-06-23 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 2:48 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: In my case, it's because I don't feel like buying all new hardware, software, and peripherals, while paying more money for lower performance. Software and tons of it comes with the hardware. Peripherals will be plug and play and

[MBZ] Was Amazing July specials, Now Windows v. Mac

2006-06-23 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Steve MacSween wrote: Hear, hear. Another note is that, based on what I read over about a year on the iMac mailing list, the transition to OS X on older iMacs like mine is often *not* a straightforward issue. The only problem with moving up to OS X is on

Re: [MBZ] Hylomar HPF

2006-06-23 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 10:51 PM, archer wrote: Has anyone had experience using Permatex Hylomar HPF on water, oil, or deisel applications? Thanks, Gerry '83 300D and 240D All of the above. I swear by it. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Was Amazing July specials, Now Windows v. Mac

2006-06-23 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 23, 2006, at 1:43 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: The G5s are indeed very nice machines. But the thing that really stands out for me on the website is starting at $1999. PCs with superior specs cost half that. I just can't get past the huge price premium. Otherwise I'd be more tempted.

Re: [MBZ] **wiring harness on the W140 Diesel **

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 4:28 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: Is your 190D an automatic? 32 is really quite poor unless it all city driving. I ALWAYS drive my 190D 2.x s (5 spd or auto) with the pedal to the floor!! That make remarkably little difference. Highway speeds much above 60 will lower

Re: [MBZ] A/C problem on 126

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 4:03 PM, Donald Snook wrote: The only time I have noticed this phenomenon was climbing the hills. It worked great on flat runs. Any thoughts? There are safeguards that cut the AC out when temp is too high, pressure drops or engine is at very high revs. Did you

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Fmiser wrote: PDF is quite universal. For Windows, go get PDFcreator. http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator It's free and open source. It installs like a printer driver but it prints a PDF file rather than a piece of paper. Therefore, you can have a PDF from

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 4:50 PM, Fmiser wrote: Worse. They are trying to knock Microsoft off the top of the hill... Wasted effort, MS will fall off on its own, in time. -- Philip, fond of choices, not monopolies Aye. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] P/S Filter ?? 85 300SD

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 5:42 PM, Chuck Landenberger wrote: George, You'll find that filter (like a small donut) at the bottom of the power steering pump. Don't know change interval, but they're rather cheap and once a year would seem sensible. The knowledgeable listers will chime in I'm sure.

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 11:06 AM, Rusty Cullens wrote: And who is going to feed my father? I will if I end-up there. LT Don is also well-versed in care-giving. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:17 PM, Rusty Cullens wrote: But my father is in a nursing home in Atlanta. Not in Oklahoma. Bring him to the party, if he's fit enough. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] P/S Filter ?? 85 300SD

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: Is Mobil 1 ATF OK in the PS in my 85 300SD? (it is currently in my transmission) Yes, it's fine for your car. Pull out the filter and change the fluid 3-4 times. This will get whatever is in there out and all fresh fluid in. Driving

Re: [MBZ] P/S Filter ?? 85 300SD

2006-06-22 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:56 PM, Dave Wakin wrote: You do not want to use ATF for PS. The ATF of today is very different then the ATF of the 80's, and the new stuff will eat the seals and cause leaks. Stick with PS fluid. Dave W There is absolutely no reason not to use Dexron 3 w/Mercron

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-21 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 12:54 PM, Gary Hurst wrote: that is exactly what i did. this doesn't work, huh? better ideas? I hate Microsoft but do it in Excel (.xls) and drag it into the e- mail. Even we Mac guys should be able to open it in AppleWorks6 (in the absence of MS OfficeMax, which I

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-21 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 1:58 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: I know, we cannot make it multi-os/multi-email client/multi-word processing program compatible.. It will all fly on a Mac if the operator knows what they're doing. I love my Macs. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Amazing July specials from BuyMBparts.com

2006-06-21 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 21, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Gary Hurst wrote: i sent it in .xls for you and your mac Thanks, I got the message first time around. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

[MBZ] Bimby July specials. How does this look to y'all?

2006-06-21 Thread John Berryman
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[MBZ] 116 300SD radiator and Bendix front calipers.

2006-06-20 Thread John Berryman
OK Folks, Here's a chance for someone to pocket some of my hard earned cash. The radiator in our 79 300SD has a leak and the left front caliper is frozen up. The radiator may be repairable or maybe not. I am looking to purchase a radiator and 2 Bendix front calipers (LR) used.

Re: [MBZ] air tanks

2006-06-20 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 20, 2006, at 2:22 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: I'm trying to build an air compressor out of an inherited air compressor from my grandfather. He just used an R22 tank, but that's not nearly enough for running air tools. Anyone have any ideas for finding a 50-100 gallon air tank that

Re: [MBZ] 240D rescued..

2006-06-20 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 20, 2006, at 2:28 PM, andrew strasfogel wrote: What does it mean if the tumbler turns fine EXCEPT when the wheel is in the locked position? Then I have to jiggle and push like mad until it frees up. If I don't lock the wheel then I don't ahve a problem. 1983 300TD Usually the

Re: [MBZ] No speedo - 1990 300TE

2006-06-19 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Wakin's wrote: Is there a trick to installing the new one? Thanks Dave Wakin Not really, the new cable should come with a grommet attached to it. Most of the work will be done by the firewall, feeding it into the cabin and down to the trans. Johnny B. I

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-19 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 19, 2006, at 10:22 AM, Curt Raymond wrote: The problem with a single cab is theres nowhere to put your luggage. What about putting a cap on it? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke?/Who....../BT4 in M37

2006-06-19 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 19, 2006, at 1:39 PM, Smith, Todd wrote: I don't have any clues as what to look for but if this one fails then no more remanned starters for me. When I am under the truck with my wife turning the key, there is a loud click as the starter tries to engage but no bendix movement.

Re: [MBZ] Manufacture Date?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 3:08 AM, LarryT wrote: How do I know when it was produced ? There should be a metal tag on the B pillar (and maybe even a sticker on the door. It will have VIN, DOM etc. Vehicles produced from Sept on will be considered as the upcoming model year. So 9/91= 1992MY.

Re: [MBZ] No speedo - 1990 300TE

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 3:53 PM, Peter Frederick wrote: If not, probably the head. If it does, definitely the cable. Or in rare instances, the gear in the tranny. Or the bolt backed out and spit the cable. Luckily it's all simple to diagnose. Was your speedo bouncing, especially at lower

Re: [MBZ] 240D Turbo

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 4:08 PM, John Ingram wrote: I think if I get my 240D going again I might just leave it alone, but, it is a tempting idea. John Ingram It would be easier and probably cheaper to sell the 240D and buy a 300D Turbodiesel. Or just buy the 300D and start a fleet. Johnny

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 8:48 PM, Mitch Haley wrote: John Berryman wrote: I just gotta ask, What do you guys need these huge expensive trucks for? My buddy's 2001 F250 club cab has towed horses and forklifts all across the country, the back seat gets used mainly for storage. It's nice

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 10:21 PM, Mike Canfield wrote: 1968 Dodge M37 3/4 ton 4x4 Hauls scrap metal at least once a week just hauled 50 locust posts to a local winery today hauled out 2 loads of firewood to season for winter last weekend burns junk gas from scrap cars Top that for a daily

Re: [MBZ] A hole in there...

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 10:57 PM, ned kleinhenz wrote: Finally got the engine pulled out of my '95 E300D. Found quite a collection of vacuum pump bearings and debis in the oil pan. But with the eigine hanging on a hook, something I'd never notices before became apparent. There is a big

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 11:39 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Well I need my truck for long distance car hauling. I think its insane to spend that much on a used truck, much less 40k or more for a new one. For the price of an 04 like I am looking at you can buy a hell of a nice s-class, or

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 11:46 PM, Robert Tara Ludwick wrote: there's no way I'd even consider dropping 30 grand on a pickup truck, you could buy a used semi with a small engine and convert it to an rv for a whole lot less money and get better fuel milage ) --Robert It just baffles me

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 17, 2006, at 11:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: yep. The only reason I was really looking was for the extended cab to get more people in if needed. I will be sticking with my 95 and my diesel burb Dayum, you are smarter than you look!! With the burb, there's plenty of seating

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 12:37 AM, David Brodbeck wrote: In rural areas I've lived in, where parking ordinances weren't a problem, it was pretty common for people to have a rusty old truck for snow plowing and the occasional hauling or boat launching job. If it was a *really* rural area the truck

Re: [MBZ] No speedo - 1990 300TE

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 7:45 AM, Wakin's wrote: Thanks for the responses guys, I appreciate it. I asked the wife, and she said the speedo was definitely bouncing the last few times she drove it. I actually seem to remember it bouncing a bit myself the last time I drove it. Does that mean it

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 7, Issue 84

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 9:57 AM, Dan Weeks wrote: My wife and I are 1/4 owners, along with four other couples, of a 1986 Chevy S-10 2.5 5 speed. Last year it cost my $54 plus whatever gas I burned to own. That seems like a good arrangement. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] OT Powerstroke? Who needs them and why?

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 10:59 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Also thought about finding a mid 90's 3.4 ton 6.5 td with a 5 speed, that would probably get pretty decent mileage without the slushbox. Yeah, the stick has to help the mpgs a bit. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 190Dt Price

2006-06-18 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 18, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Frederick Moir wrote: To quote those much smarter than me:- There ain't no such thang as a cheap Mercedes! BUT, I LOVE IT! Happy Day. Fred Moir I beg to differ. I once bought a 300CD for $1 from some wacky MB diesel addict and drove it over 35,000mi

Re: [MBZ] 126 Alignment

2006-06-17 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 16, 2006, at 8:50 PM, Constantine N. Polites wrote: If anyone has any comments on this procedure, please let me know. The nut probably would have come loose if you attacked it while still cherry-red. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] MB coolant

2006-06-16 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 15, 2006, at 2:49 PM, George Larribeau wrote: Recently I serviced the radiator hoses on my 85 300SD. I ordered the MB coolant from rusty. I was a bit disappointed that the coolant is almost clear. A very pail yellow, I guess I am just use to having colored green coolant. The point

Re: [MBZ] 87 2.5t Redux

2006-06-16 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 16, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Frederick Moir wrote: It's alive! It's Alive! Its ALIVE! Yahooo! I even washed it. Fred Moir Lynn MA Are you saying that it's going to rain? That's what happens almost every time I wash a car. That 201should be pretty quick. I'm real happy

Re: [MBZ] 190Dt repeat

2006-06-16 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 16, 2006, at 12:17 PM, Frederick Moir wrote: General question:- When the head gasket went it leaked a little oil into the cooling system. I have the MB citic acid stuff, but what is best for de-oiling the cooling system? Hopefully, your oil did not defy the laws of physics and

Re: [MBZ] MB coolant

2006-06-16 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 16, 2006, at 1:21 PM, George Larribeau wrote: Now G-05 is not the only antifreeze product from Zerex, right? Must be sure that it is G-05? Is there a MB spec number on the bottle that indicates some documentation / requirement that it meets? Or is this info only findable from the

Re: [MBZ] 190Dt repeat

2006-06-16 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 16, 2006, at 2:17 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: Some liquid Tide will de-oil the system just fine (or you can use the cleaner that Mercedes recommends - if you can find it). Citric acid is then used to remove mineral deposits (it doesn't de-oil anything). Marshall Isn't most

Re: [MBZ] 300D oddness

2006-06-15 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 14, 2006, at 5:27 PM, Sunil Hari wrote: What the hell happened? Kaleb says it's just the car's way of telling me to check the oil. -- Sunil Hari The low oil light can be somewhat sensitive. Checking oil is good advice when the light comes on. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] looks like steel but actually aluminum W123 spare wheels

2006-06-15 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 14, 2006, at 5:41 PM, Zach wrote: Anyone else have any of these? does anyone know what years/models they are found on? They are wheels for the spare tire. I'm guessing they used aluminum for the weight savings. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] ArcticQ Support truck

2006-06-15 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 15, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Curt Raymond wrote: Looks to me like an IHC Metro but there was a time in the '50s when there were a ton of manufacturers putting out panel delivery trucks like that. Stick and OM 617 in and it could be a really cool ride. -Curt I didn't see pictures of

Re: [MBZ] DIY AC repair in modern times

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Mitch Haley wrote: The gas dealers always have come pictures on the wall of cars which had leaky acetylene tanks in the trunk, most impressive. A garbage bag full of the stuff can take a the windows out of a few houses. I once drove home from Chicago with a

Re: [MBZ] We never get anything!

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Jeff Zedic wrote: This one would be ok as it has the E320 CDI engine not that guzzling American junk. Jeff Zedic Aw come on now, HEMIs RAWK!!! Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 240D wheel question..

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 5:03 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: Our mobile 201 is '86 and has the same appearance for its wheels as every other '86/87 car we have. Our 86 190D wheels bear no resemblance to those type wheels at all. Even with the hubcaps removed. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] W126 Steering box worn out?

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 5:57 PM, Trampas wrote: Just got a call from the alignment shop, they said that my steering box on the 120k mile W126 was worn out and has a lot of play in it. I had never heard of one wearing out, I have resealed several leaking ones. Has anyone ever had a steering

Re: [MBZ] W126 Steering box worn out?

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 7:42 PM, Trampas wrote: The one that pops is not from over tightening it just is noisy, and has been that way for 100k miles. It sounds like the center detent is worn an causes a pop as the it passes. Maybe the rag-joint is shot. Very common failure. Johnny

Re: [MBZ] Insurance rates and cheap living

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 8:46 PM, archer wrote: That place is big and its way up there. It looks like that from Dave Gilmores place in W.Va I could go to Pittsburgh, take I-79 to Erie, and I-90 to I-87 which goes right through the Park. That'll work. I-87 is known as The Adirondack

Re: [MBZ] upcoming auction

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 9:13 PM, redghost wrote: Oh, from the reading all I was able to do was the association of mr. B with Jeep. Will keep an eye for toyota ness Tanks! Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Instrument Cluster 85 300SD (Again) Sorry

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 11:39 PM, Barry Stark wrote: George - Not sure if it is the same on your '85 SD as on my '81 SD but on mine I just remove the left front speaker from the dash with a stubby Phillips screwdriver and I can reach in that hole to push the cluster out. I find that less work

Re: [MBZ] How Much Can I Tow...Really

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 14, 2006, at 1:33 AM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Marshall, can you cite your reference for this information? I've been asked to cite this before and could not. Thanks, Luther You can now cite it using this information from a very reliable source: 750 kg (1650 lb) unbraked and

Re: [MBZ] 240D wheel question..

2006-06-14 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 14, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: I assume you have steel wheels with hubcaps (never brought to the US) on your 190D? I have a set with Blizzaks on them for my wagon. Marshall This assumption didn't do what assumptions usually do to you and me!! The car is a

Re: [MBZ] upcoming auction

2006-06-13 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 12, 2006, at 10:30 PM, redghost wrote: 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4, V8, auto, p/s, p/b, a/c, cruise, tilt, p/wdw, p/seat, p/lock Johnny B wanted this? No, I have this. Want compact Toyota 4x4 pick-up 4cyl 5spd prefered. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Insurance rates and cheap living (was How Much Can I Tow...Really)

2006-06-13 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 13, 2006, at 1:51 PM, archer wrote: Thanks for the invitation. I'll definitely come by if I get up that way on the trip. Gerry Feel free to come and inspect our mountains in the Adirondack Region of NY, if the wind blows you that far off course. the Adirondack Park is

Re: [MBZ] SDL using more front shocks than oil.

2006-06-12 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 12, 2006, at 4:34 PM, Harry Watkins wrote: Anyone out there BTDT. Anyone with a clue, I can't see a way to install them wrong but I could be wrong. Help!!! Harry Watkins Some require that you install the rubber snubbers on the upper shaft of the shock. What brand are you

Re: [MBZ] 190D update

2006-06-11 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 10, 2006, at 11:07 AM, Curt Raymond wrote: Oh my wife had new tires put on it and had them nitrogen inflated, I can tell you I definately notice absolutely no difference. Of course the new tires are nice as they don't hydroplane so bad and don't squirm all over the road like the

Re: [MBZ] it left as mysteriously as it came

2006-06-10 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 9, 2006, at 9:48 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Remember all the sudden the SDL tranny wouldnt shift till about 3500 rpm? Well all the sudden today its back to normal. Wierd. Whatever it was, it may be wise to change the fluid/filter. A valve could have gummed up or stuck with

Re: [MBZ] Need help with Power Steering Issues

2006-06-10 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 10, 2006, at 6:52 AM, Wakin's wrote: Do I have the right hose, and should fluid be coming out? If fluid is supposed to come out, anyone have any ideas why mine doesn't? Thanks in advance, Dave Wakin From your description, it seems you have the correct hose. It does come directly

Re: [MBZ] 617.950 617.952 differences

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:44 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: Lot's of people felt that the 617.950 engine in a 116 was faster than the 617.951 engine in a 126. Emissions requirements WERE different! Marshall I know my 79 300SD aka the $100 car gets up and goes better than any 300D, 300CD, 300TD or

Re: [MBZ] OM 603 no start

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:45 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: I bet there weren't 15 per square mile back when there were still wolves around. Studies in the Adirondack Region of NY show that the wolves still exist but they cross-bred with coyotes. Every single coyote that was tested had both red

Re: [MBZ] OT: Grand Cherokee for Toyota Compact pick-up swap

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:51 PM, Dave Wakin wrote: Johnny, Here is one not to far away from you - needs some work and not 4x4 though. Dave W Thanks but it must be a 4x4. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 4:08 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: What's the best way to track down a leak like this? Run it under water with your thumb on the breather hole and look for bubbles? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 5:13 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: Start by cleaning the engine. Then look for new oil deposits over the next few days. Marshall I've suggested the same months ago. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: The W124 Bible]

2006-06-09 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 9, 2006, at 5:15 PM, Dwight E. Giles, Jr wrote: I think the 123 Haynes paper manual is the closest-I got one from Rusty. It's junk in comparison to the MB factory manuals. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Better Living Through Machinery

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 5:14 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Wow. Put me on your estate sale mailing list please? :) Though, knowing my luck, that'll be years after I've aquired most of the same toolsI'm nearly there with the addition of Grandpa's 2 houses worth of tools Luther At

Re: [MBZ] Better Living Through Machinery

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 5:29 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I'm close, missing the lathe and press. (I have a wood lathe though.) No forge/foundry, so I'm messed up there too. It would be nice to have a good mill, maybe someday. It's really nice to know that you can _make_ what you need, if you can't

Re: [MBZ] Nearly dead 87 300D battery/neat start

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 6:51 PM, wilton strickland wrote: Yes Johnny, It's all good. I understand. 'Just thought an absolutely static start was really neat and indicates well-tuned engine. 'Not complaining. Wilton I think its cool too. Makes you proud of your maintenance regimen. It

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 8:48 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: Still toying with the idea of building my own splitter for the Mog's killer auxiliary hydraulic system. Turns out that there is no used hydraulic cylinder market, people either fix 'em forever or throw away the unrepairable ones and replace them.

Re: [MBZ] '72 350SL

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 8:53 PM, Bob Rentfro wrote: Putting yourself in traction daily isn't mentioned anywhere in the list of things to do to take it easy. But, if it works for you and it makes you able to accomplish all those things, then good for you Johnny B. Bob Rentfro I don't ned it

Re: [MBZ] '72 350SL

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 8:54 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: If you're serious about a lift really check your height. I built my lower garage at 10' so that I'd have plenty of room for a lift. Turns out I don't, I'd need more like 11' in order not to be limited in what kind of lift I could have. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] JohnnyB's Real Men

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 9:08 PM, Loren Faeth wrote: So, Johnny, how is that for an opening shot? Yours is a good one too. Grumpy ol man (got the manual ice auger to prove it) ; ) Right on. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] OM 603 no start

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 9:21 PM, Loren Faeth wrote: Got a question guys! How did it run before left idling for the AC work? Is linkage moving freely? Is the compressor seizing up? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] unobtanium, but on crack

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 10:04 AM, Gary Thompson wrote: I started to think that's high, but not really high. Then I saw the salvage title :^( Gary Thompson High? If it really has 127,000, $3500 is real fair. Although, as usual the auction is not near over. Why do salvage titles scare

[MBZ] OT: Grand Cherokee for Toyota Compact pick-up swap

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
In light of the fact that I will be building soon, I am looking to swap a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo for a Toyota 4x4 compact pick- up. Prefer 5spd 4cyl doesn't need to be perfect but no rot-boxes. The Jeep has 150,000mi, Amsoil, auto, new ball-joints, brakes, Water pump, thermostat,

Re: [MBZ] 617.950 617.952 differences

2006-06-08 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 8, 2006, at 11:29 AM, Luther Gulseth wrote: 617.950 is listed at 115HP and the .951/2 are 123/125HP. If stroke/displacement are the same, what did they change that increased the HP? Are the shortblocks identical? TIA all. For one the cams are different and possible upper oil

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 6, 2006, at 4:47 PM, Kevin wrote: You guys that buy a lot of cars, what do you do? Once I get it back in PA it's an easy process to get it properly inspected, get the title transferred and get new plates for it. Pa offers temporary cardboard tags. Perhaps Va does the same, call

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 6, 2006, at 5:24 PM, Donald Snook wrote: Kevin S. wrote: I'm in need of some advice. I have a car I want to buy that's located in Virginia. What's the story on the car? What is it? Is it in decent shape and recently driven? Do you plan on buying sight unseen? Do you intend to

Re: [MBZ] need advice A possibly entertaining story.

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 6, 2006, at 5:11 PM, Rich Thomas wrote: The TSA will safeguard the flying public and anyone on the ground below by cutting open your bag/lock if it has a padlock on it. How many tools survive that experience is questionable. They like to rummage around in bags that have anything

[MBZ] Rube Goldberg would be proud

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/honda.php Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 9:08 AM, Kevin J. Slater wrote: The story on the car is that it has been sitting for almost a year. We took a trip down to where it's sitting and started it couple of weeks ago. Drove it around a section of private road/driveway. Everything seems to be in good operating

Re: [MBZ] Coil Spring Compressor

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 12:44 PM, Trampas wrote: I got my $200 coil spring compressor in and it works like a champ. Was very easy to compress front coils springs and it seemed very stable (safe). Trampas Good for you. I would imagine my tools are used a lot more frequently than just about

Re: [MBZ] '72 350SL

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 2:05 PM, Bob Rentfro wrote: Hey you 107 boys! The is an old fella who has a '72 350SL that runs just fine (has been under a car cover in the drive for 10 months because he has been rehabilitating from a stroke), has 78K on the clock, both tops and he wants $1500. When I

Re: [MBZ] Coil Spring Compressor

2006-06-07 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 7, 2006, at 2:09 PM, Rusty Cullens wrote: What brand is it? Taiwan, someone posted a link not too long ago but appears to be a decent knock-off in the pretty pictures. You won't catch me screwing around with anything less than a Klann Tool made in the fatherland. Johnny B. I

Re: [MBZ] Branson

2006-06-05 Thread John Berryman
I don't favor the odds of arguing with a cop that knows damn well he is doing something illegal while alone in the wastelands of Montana. While you are at it, start yelling about civil rights and police brutality and your cousin the lawyer. Been nice knowing you...

Re: [MBZ] '85 190E on CL -- Olympia

2006-06-04 Thread John Berryman
On Jun 3, 2006, at 10:02 PM, Zeitgeist wrote: Sorry, it's a slushbox. The spoiler looks like a 16v knock-off. The badge on the right side of the trunk says 2.3, which is correct for that model of 190E. Black w/grey interior is a nice combo, but it's just plain beat. Anyone want to

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