Re: [MBZ] Nice W140

2017-11-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
It's a shame it's black - never my favorite color choice. If it were silver or white ... LarryT 91 300D On 11/25/2017 10:40 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Opinions are like... $8100, about $7500 out of my price range. --FT On 11/24/17 2:44 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

[MBZ] Happy Thanksgiving!

2017-11-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving filled with good food and great family! Here in central Va, it's a little after 9 and the Big Dinner has been moved from the table to our stomachs! And everything was delicious - especially the Apple Pie! ;-) I lurk much of the time and apologize

[MBZ] List active?

2015-09-17 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
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[MBZ] E320 Wagon

2015-08-26 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi - I sent this yesterday but it has not appeared. Perhaps I was bumped from membership again and I missed the email? Anyway- 04, all options appears to be in good condition. Are there any inherent problems to look for? 139K miles... asking $12k thanks, Larry 91 300D

[MBZ] 2004 E320 Wagon?

2015-08-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Anyone have any info about the above, good or bad traits, etc.? Things to worry about or look for? It runs smooth and easy without any problems I see. I know they're not diesels but do the parts cost a arm leg or just an arm? It has ~140K miles, fully loaded starting asking price is $12K.

[MBZ] Electrical Relay guide

2015-08-01 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I found this when looking for info on 12v Relays: http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/relay-guide.html All of the info is helpful but the part I thought the owners of older cars might benefit from is down toward the bottom. It tells how to add a buzzer using a simple relay wired to the front door

[MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang - I have tried all your suggestions and a few of my own to get the hood to pop up so I can open it. I bought a used Grill Shell w/Insert so I can break up the original one and hopefully get the hood latch to release. There's a pair of fans for the AC condenser but it looks

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Won't Release

2015-07-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang - After trying everything to get the hood open (thanks for all the great suggestions), I used a die grinder with a thin cutting blade that went through that plastic like butter!Once I had the grill insert cut out I thought I'd give it anohter try and see if we could get it

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I bought a grill insert with the chrome surround and star on ebay. Now, when it arrives, I can go through the egg crate and find a way to release the hood. Thanks again for all the help. LarryT 91 300D On 7/15/2015 12:23 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On July 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM Jim

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 91 300D still has a hood release that will not do anything. The lever is attached to the lower dash next to the A Pillar. I have pulled, pushed and cursed at it will equal results. Nothing budges. Efforts to move the hood itself are just as frustrating. Neither side of the hood will

Re: [MBZ] I smoked a lot of crack followed by crystal meth

2015-07-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I'm seeing someone who paid $20k for it and then found how much it would cost to have someone fix a few things the A/C that doesn't work Other than that a real cream puff - worth maybe a third of 20k - Big maybe! LOL LarryT 91 300D On 7/10/2015 12:33 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes

[MBZ] Sticker on Used MB

2015-07-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I was browsing some used MBs and noticed a sticker in the door frame of a ML320 that read; Steering Wheel - 06-2015 Instrument Panel - 06-2015 Left Front Door - 06-2015 Right Front Door - 06-2015 Left Front Door - 06-2015 Right Front Door - 06-2015 Left Roof Frame --- Right Roof frame

Re: [MBZ] Sticker on Used MB

2015-07-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
similar stickers on my cars. That being said, I've never heard of anyone ever replacing all of their air bags based on their age Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 2, 2015, at 11:09 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I was browsing some used MBs and noticed a sticker

Re: [MBZ] Sticker on Used MB

2015-07-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
supposedly, the self test is the SRS light that comes on with the ignition indicates a good air bag. Larry 91 300D On 7/2/2015 7:21 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: I thought that MB recently added ten years to the original ten years of air bag life? I've got the original airbag from my

Re: [MBZ] Interesting Green W140

2015-06-28 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I haven't pulled the trigger on any yet, but the Carfax Used Car Sales tool seems to be pretty well done. Lots of ways to dial in the search and a lot of cars available BTW. I like the guide that says if the prices are above or below the book price. Does anyone now if the 94 to 99-ish E

Re: [MBZ] OT Anti-gun crowd kills another woman in NJ

2015-06-15 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
You wrote: the way things really are when it comes to guns. and laws... LarryT On 6/15/2015 2:21 AM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote: I was sitting in the Farmers Market Restaurant having lunch one day during the 1950s not long after New York had banned guns. It was the slow summer

Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-15 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
you wrote: I thought I was being good, throwing away old crap for a change! That is the surest way to guaranty you will need some minor part that would have been good and didn't need to be thrown away. It's like washing your car and guaranteeing it will rain shortly... I have 3 old

Re: [MBZ] American policy

2015-06-14 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
if we were to start putting $$s into defense again (and the liberals would squeal) and keep ISIS etc., busy fighting each other if we just stirred them up against each other, we could improve our economy all around. But instead we try to be nice so the bad guys will like us. LOL - that'll

Re: [MBZ] OT Anti-gun crowd kills another woman in NJ

2015-06-14 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
It always makes me LOL when the anti-gunners say they don't want everyone to be able to get guns so all the people around her/him might have one. Then someone asks them What makes you think they don't have one already? It seems the snti-gun crowd believe a law will stop a criminal. Even

[MBZ] List Disabled

2015-06-11 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Once again, I have been disabled. It is happening almost daily now. This is getting old. I didn't have a problem when I was being dropped monthly, but daily is a little too much to expect, me thinks... Can someone fix this? Thx LarryT ___

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Ya'll probably know this but when working with lead - melting it, etc - be very careful of the fumes - they are toxic and can cause liver and other damage... LarryT 91 300D On 6/5/2015 11:32 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: JB Weld was my thought as well - but use it instead of the lead, not

[MBZ] Was Rear Subframe - Aging - Fwd: Fwd: Random thoughts

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Since we're on the subject I'd like to share something a friend sent me recently. enjoy - LarryT 91 300D */Random thoughts as we age: /* The biggest lie I tell myself is . . . I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it. Wouldn't it

Re: [MBZ] Workshop Manual Score?

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
if the transmission books are there you can make as much as $100 or more on them. To get a value of these things tryhttp://www.autolit.com/ who sell all manner of auto literature. BTW, I also have a full set of Microfische - has al the great old cars - 108, 109, 111, 113 600 (forgot

Re: [MBZ] Way OT and mind blowing revelation about panda digestion!

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hmmm.. perhaps the Pandas will decide it's time to add meat to their diet. as i understand it, there's a lot of little Chinese folks running around in the Panda neighborhood. They might be the ones needing to worry LarryT 91 300D On 5/20/2015 2:14 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] Free Parts - W124

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Dan - i'm probably too lte but is the stereo still around? If so, how much to ship to 23831? A photo of the face would be nice but it's probably gone anyway. ;-) Thanks! LarryT On 5/25/2015 8:02 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I have the following W124 parts for the taking. Recipient

Re: [MBZ] Free Parts - W124

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Sorry - I see all is gone. Thx anyway - Larry On 5/25/2015 8:02 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I have the following W124 parts for the taking. Recipient covers shipping costs. Mann H2014 transmission filter 201 492 0116 exhaust hanger

Re: [MBZ] Several Barn Finds in NJ

2015-05-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
you might want to tell the sellers there is no such thing as a 1958 MG-TD. It is definitely a TD, but in 1958 MG was selling MGA's. The TD started around 1950 and ended around 1954 - I say around because there were no hard rules for determining the model year of a vehicle. My 66 MGB was

Re: [MBZ] 109

2015-05-27 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
It's on jackstands - probably to hide the collapsed air bags in the suspension. IIRC that's around $1000 per corner to fix. But that would be a stunner when repaired and painted! I'm thinking Astral Silver would do it justice. Wonder what condition the engine is in. That could be a real

Re: [MBZ] Droolworthy W108 280SE 4.5 in GREEN

2015-05-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I owned a identical SE except mine was dark green - man, I loved that car - still love the W108 design and the build quality was what made MB famous in my opinion. The 4.5 was a great engine but i couldn't handle the 14-15mpg on a good day along with the high cost of replacement parts. But

[MBZ] W123 Lower alternator bolt Size?

2015-05-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang, I was hoping someone will have the diameter and length of the Subject bolt please ? I'm embarrassed tp say it fell out ;-) Thx (now I'll check the archives) LarryT 78 240D 91 300D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Door Check Fail

2015-05-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Ha! Like little Easter eggs waiting to be discovered! ;-) LarryT On 4/7/2015 9:13 PM, Meade Dillon wrote: somewhere I've probably got hundreds of dollars of new parts, hidden around the garage, ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Battery Maintainers

2015-05-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
My '74 911 got a new Optima battery in Mar 99 shortly after I bought it. From day 1 I kept a Battery Tender like this one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Battery-Tender-12V-Maintainer-Trickle-Charger-12-Volt-Junior-021-0123-/321746137390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0hash=item4ae990712e) that I bought

Re: [MBZ] Synthetic Diesel!

2015-05-09 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
A, the reality of economics. Something sadly missing in the world of politics when it comes to.. well, everything! Unfortunately, knowledge of economics seems to never be taught in our public schools.Of course it's not a sexy subject so students are hard to engage. But it's kind of

Re: [MBZ] Mowers For Kaleb

2015-05-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
also, when buying any more - new or used - try to get one with an aluminum deck. The steel decks will wear out long before the BS engine does. LarryT 91 300D On 4/24/2015 8:30 AM, rogerhga--- via Mercedes wrote: Kaleb, Buy a used mower, forget about impressing list members with a new

[MBZ] Mailing List membership disabled

2015-04-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Now I'm getting notices _/daily/_! LarryT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] 124 camber

2015-03-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
FYI, I have new Bilsteins at all 4 corners - they made a huge difference in the stance of the car! Before it was 1/2 lower on the passenger side but the new shocks corrected that. If you think all shocks are the same, compare a Bilstein to a Monroe! The shaft on the Monroe is approx 5/8 dia

[MBZ] Radio Shack Stores Closing

2015-03-09 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
FYI -- I was out Saturday and learned that many/most Radio Shack stores will be closing as soon as inventory is sold. Store fixtures are also being sold. I know some of ya';ll like electronic projects -- now is the time to pick up bits pieces -- But it's going fast -- Good luck - LarryT

Re: [MBZ] OT: MS

2015-03-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I'm still using Office 97! It has all the features i need/use and I can find them all. It must be frustrating to spend whatever they're charging at the moment for software that does basically the same thing - if you can find the right button! I feel your pain!;-) LarryT On 3/5/2015

Re: [MBZ] OT: Parental Control Hardware

2015-03-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
My NetGear has Parental controls also. Like you, our kids are also gone so I don't use the parental controls but I know they're there. When I 1st saw your email and came to Parental Controls' my 1st thought was you were dealing with some unruly parents! ;-) So far my netGear N450 has been

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2015-03-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
but if the problem is really a sticky valve and not a component failure chemistry is the way to go... -Curt *From:* LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com *To:* Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com *Sent:* Friday

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
India is very similar as China when it comes to pollution. but both refuse to engage in limiting activity - *But if this Global Warming gets any worse, I'm going to freeze to death!!* LarryT 91 300D On 2/24/2015 10:06 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: Having traveled to China in the past two

Re: [MBZ] '95 E320 transmission fluid

2015-02-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
You'd get a lot of use from a MB Technical Manual - it lists all the models, engines, trannys, torques, and much more - it's only about 5x8 but it's almost 1 thick and has everything you'd ever want to know - The official title is/Technical Data Passenger Cars/ - I think I ordered it direct

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Ditto - if the car is moving there is plenty of air flow through the radiator. Like others mentioned, there's not much need for a large capacity of cooling at this time of year. My 240D doesn't generate a lot of heat - not as much as the 300D T at least. When my 300D overheated last summer

Re: [MBZ] OT: Global none-warming. was: Where to dump the snow in Boston?

2015-02-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
even when I was in school (the 60s) I and the others I went to school with were also taught with some educating thrown in. Personally, I never did well being told what to do. If I could see the need for something or if the need was explained, I was an enthusiastic learner. ;-) But the

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D update

2015-02-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Guys - As always very helpful! Larryt 78 240D 91 300D On 2/11/2015 5:24 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I agree, I don't think the AC has to get out of the way for the alternator. In fact I know I've had the alternator out of Dimitri's 240D without disturbing the AC, pulling

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D update

2015-02-11 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I'm running into the difficulty you had when replacing the hose. I have to repair the teeth on the upper alternator housing - the part that engages the toothed bolt. The teeth in the alt bracket are gone and I plan to repair them but to do that I'll need to remove the York AC Compressor and

Re: [MBZ] OT fried receiver and sound y8anetu3

2015-02-11 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I agree completely. BTW, if anyone has ever had Chicken Pox the Shingles virus is in them... I had Shingles in the early 70s - on my forehead over my eye - doc treated it quickly/aggressively to prevent damage to my eye. It hasn't come back but could at any time I also think the

Re: [MBZ] high school and college cars

2015-02-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I grew up in Aiken - great little town - I was there from age 5 to 12 and spent most of my time (exc for school) in the woods playing Army and Cowboy and Indians with my 2 best friends. this was pre network - we didn't have a TV part of the time. Rt 1 box 400H was the address ;-) I wonder

Re: [MBZ] high school and college cars

2015-02-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
There's a guy who drives his 2CV to the gun range I am a member of. Last week it was cold out (30s) and he arrived with a sheet of canvas covering 90% of the radiator opening - just like the big trucks. ;-) I haven't spoken to him in a long time and don't know how many miles he puts on

[MBZ] OT - Auctions (other than ebay)

2015-02-01 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I saw a commercial for Dashdeal.com the other day and went to check it out. Indeed their claims appear true - big screen TVs were being bought for for for $200-$300 or less. Along with IPads, I Phones, Cameras, etc at similar savings. But the trick here is the company behind the

Re: [MBZ] A rare break (SDL)

2015-01-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
We have just the opposite kind of yard here - I bought a pair of seats for $12.50 to use in my 911 while my Porsche seats were recovered - _ALL _of their seats are $12.50 each regardless of vehicle. They have various MBs once in a while, but mostly 123s, 124s 140s. Trouble is they only keep

[MBZ] Rebate for Diesel Fuel

2015-01-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I read an article yesterday about getting a cash rebate for the money spent yearly on diesel fuel.They require the receipt, lic # and some other data but every little bit helps! i earned this about Va - don't know which other states offer a similar program but it's worth checking.

Re: [MBZ] Alt up per bracket 78 240D

2015-01-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Yeah, I've never been crazy about this design - there are so many much easier methods to adjust alts, Compressors, etc. Speaking of compressors - I am considering removing this York - the AC has never worked properly and removing it will provide more room to work in the engine bay. It's a

Re: [MBZ] Alt up per bracket 78 240D

2015-01-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I always released the upper and lower bolt but a PO did some damage that's hard to fix without replacing. Thx for the comments -- Larry On 1/19/2015 11:04 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: There's a reason they abandoned that design. The bolt and the rack are vulnerable because many

Re: [MBZ] Alt up per bracket 78 240D

2015-01-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
The few things I have bought from CC were no more than the dealer prices -- LarryT On 1/19/2015 9:16 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I guess I just have a hard time wondering why people go to the Classic Center when the same parts are readily available from the dealership. Granted, I have

[MBZ] Alt up per bracket 78 240D

2015-01-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang - When trying to adjust my alternator belt I found the upper bolt with the star around its collar was turning without adjusting the belt. my lower bracket is ok but the upper has been chewed up. Anyone know where I can find one? Thx! LarryT 78 240D

Re: [MBZ] Another productive day in the garage

2015-01-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Peter - BTW, when you did the 300D rear shocks did you secure the springs? When I did my 91 rear shocks I did /not /as I never saw a need to do so on the rear before. When I looked over the WSM sheets they cautioned about securing the springs - I guess I got lucky as nothing happened.

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-14 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
at 7:52 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The debate concerning Amsoil Vs Mobil 1 will likely continue for a long time. As far as buying Amsoil - it can be bought from the website (Amsoil.com) in 2 ways. You can become a dealer for a short time for a reduced price and buy

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
The debate concerning Amsoil Vs Mobil 1 will likely continue for a long time. As far as buying Amsoil - it can be bought from the website (Amsoil.com) in 2 ways. You can become a dealer for a short time for a reduced price and buy the oil and other products at wholesale prices. If you

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
was bad. End of story. They were not happy. Got a text the next morning from the guy saying the MBP didn’t meet their needs and they would be selling it. ??? That was the last time I ever sold something on CL from my house. It was scary. Dan On Jan 11, 2015, at 5:01 PM, LarryT via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-11 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I think Max's suggestion is perfect. But I think renting him a 300D for $50 a day is too low. Maybe $80 or $100? It will either satisfy him and you'll get the car back or he'll stop bothering you... LarryT 91 300D (just turned 243K and just got a *perfect* oil analysis!) On 1/11/2015

[MBZ] Brake Noise W124 '91 300D

2014-12-26 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New year! ;-) I noticed something for the 1st time today - as the brakes were applied I could hear a soft high pitched buzz that started and stopped every time the pedal is pressed and stops when the pedal is released.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Computer question

2014-12-17 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Guys - Lots of great suggestions. IMO the restore is the biggest concern - I was happy with Carbonite until I had to restore my email - then it was not so easy. Thanks Guys - Larry On 12/16/2014 10:03 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: I use Time Machine, but I have not had to

Re: [MBZ] Fog Light Problem

2014-12-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Yeah, I've replaced Ign switches on both the 123 and 124 we own Larry On 12/9/2014 2:18 PM, Curly McLain wrote: Hi Gang -- A while back I wrote about a problem I had where both fog lights stopped working. i tested the bulbs and that worked great with 12V -- I changed the light

[MBZ] Fog Light Problem

2014-12-09 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang -- A while back I wrote about a problem I had where both fog lights stopped working. i tested the bulbs and that worked great with 12V -- I changed the light switch with a new one I didn't know I had and Presto! I now have Fog Lights to help spot the deer along the side of the

Re: [MBZ] Sat morning fun

2014-12-07 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Fred- I'll find some! I also want to be sure I'm not overlooking the obvious - i.e., any device that operates a kick-down function will do so for _any _up-shift and not just a 1-2 shift, right? Thx again, LarryT 91 300D On 12/6/2014 10:58 AM, Fred Moir via Mercedes wrote: Rich.Me

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Max - Yeah, they offered some suggestions which didn't help - them they suggested the ProLube (if that's what it's called). LarryT On 12/5/2014 3:47 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
but if the problem is really a sticky valve and not a component failure chemistry is the way to go... -Curt *From:* LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com *To:* Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com *Sent:* Friday

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I am sure you're right about how bad people will allow their cars to deteriorate and still drive them but I think we need to put the pressure on our citizens to grow up and maintain their cars if they want to drive at the speeds others find acceptable. IMO it's like the Nanny state run amok

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Oh Man! I love Mt!! I would imagine that all that open space in Mt (and adjoining states), it would be impossible _not _to drive faster than 55! LarryT 91 300D 74 911 On 12/1/2014 6:14 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Montana had a reasonable and prudent speed limit and thumbed their

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Under your proposal, I suspect 90% of the population would be in golf carts, 8% on mopeds, 1% in 240D Like cars and 1% in the unlimited class. ;-) LarryT On 12/1/2014 7:58 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: I have always been of the opinion that driving license should be done on a demonstrated

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Unfortunately I think that attitude is universal in the US, - the lack of knowledge of driving has moved to all segments of cars. It used to be Porsche owners would either flash each others with a high beam blink, or give a small wave, now, only owners of, say, pre 95, 911s return the flash

Re: [MBZ] OT - Hybrid Renewable Energy and battery storage systems

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Actually, as a percentage of their gross income their profit is lower than just about any other industry. (except maybe grocers) Oil profit is usually around 3%. It cost a huge amount to do all of the RD, drilling dry holes, etc. I know they make a lot - but compared to other industries

Re: [MBZ] hi miles

2014-11-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 78 240D can still be driven any time. the only known problem which might be considered serious is the broken parking pawl in the tranny.. Of course it has the typical rust on the floors and rockers and one hood hinge has a screw missing. t has 330K mi. our 91 300D is like new - just

Re: [MBZ] Selling My 1983 300D

2014-11-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
IMO the w124s were easier to keep pristine - as yours and mine are. The 123's are great cars and very utilitarian but the rust bug loves them. All the plastic on the 124s really keep the rust at bay. The 124 is my wife's daily driver but she'd like something other than a MB just as a change

Re: [MBZ] Neuropathy IVIG

2014-11-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I had IVIG treatments back in the late 90s when my disease 1st raised its ugly head. I was to the point I was only sleeping 10 min or so at a time due to pain and those 10 min were not very restful. It's amazing what sleep deprivation will do. The 1st IVIG treatment was pretty effective. I

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Crack Smoker

2014-11-09 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
what's the deal with the Salvage Title? He seems to gloss over that little tidbit What part of COMPLETE NO DAMAGED ORIGINAL VERY RARE SPORT CAR contains the salvage stuff, I wonder? LarryT 91 300D On 11/8/2014 10:40 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote: INTERIOR COMPLETE NO DAMAGED

[MBZ] MB 600 - Jay Leno

2014-11-04 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Ya'll - Jay's Garage on YouTube has a excellent video showing his 600 - which he says his favorite MB.The 19 min video opens with Jay driving his 600 with the opening playing a score of The Ride of the Valkyries . Very impressive. Jay, (he asks that I call him by his 1st

Re: [MBZ] OT - another non-political B-52 tale - FINALE QUICK DEPARTURE

2014-11-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
mao, Wow - you really had to go a long way back to find that example. Got anything newer? IMO, when the church began to be less managed by monarchs interested in expanding territory and more managed by religious types who read the Bible and realized Jesus has a forgiveness game plan and not

[MBZ] The Road to Mercedes

2014-10-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
NBCSports is airing a program called Road to Mercedes which has a couple of journalist driving from UK to Stuttgart in a loaner GL450 AMG where they visit a restoration shop who restores MBs to 100 points. They appeared to have 2 dozen 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters in various stages of

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-27 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Great story G, That carbide Cannon sounds GREAT!I think they used to advertise them in Comic Books or other magazines for imaginative kids. ;-) Sometimes I wonder how we survived! no bike helmets, we had BB guns and real guns, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M80s, etc. Once we got

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
All well said! I especially liked the part where you said we have a problem in the USA, and it would appear to be armed police, not armed citizens..More Guns equal Less Crime is a fact. We should also remember the other saying it tales a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Most Swiss males have an automatic weapon (usually a SIG SG550 - Gasp! there's an assault rifle in every home!) issued to them for Home Guard use. They keep these fully automatic weapons with ammo along with semi-auto sidearms (pistols) in their homes. It doesn't get much air time because

Re: [MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Parts diagrams... LarryT On 10/19/2014 10:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: I must have missed something - what's the site good for? On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Its the same on that ruskie VIN lookup

Re: [MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Kaleb - That WDB was throwing me. LarryT On 10/18/2014 3:10 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: You just put in 123 instead of the whole vin Sent from my iPhone On Oct 18, 2014, at 2:04 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Has anyone found a way to use epc.startekinfo.com

Re: [MBZ] W124 Rear Shocks

2014-10-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Gang - I knew that about the front suspension but didn't realize the rear was the same. Thanks for the education! LarryT On 10/18/2014 9:36 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Larry, The shock is the only safety which holds the rear suspension spring in place. When you remove the

Re: [MBZ] Tire source

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Speaking of Hankooks, I've been running them on my 91 300D and my 74 911 - all 8 tires look brand new. The MB has approx 40,000 miles on them and they still look brand new. They have not seen much snow but what they have has been handled with ease. No complaints about snow or rain

[MBZ] W124 Rear Shocks

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I am preparing to replace my rear shocks - w/new Bilsteins. (from Gary H) and there's a note in the WSM saying 'Vehicle must be standing on its wheels or have its spring link supported. Is that for the whole RR procedure or just when tightening the fasteners? And would it be acceptable to

[MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Has anyone found a way to use epc.startekinfo.com for pre-82 W123 MB's? As you know it doesn't have the standardized VIN number which I believe came out in 1982 so I have not been able to use it for my 78 240D. Any ideas? I tried the Help Link but haven't heard back yet. Thanks, LarryT 78

Re: [MBZ] Headlight Lens Restoration

2014-10-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I used McGuires Plast-X on the windows in my convertible top - on our '66 MGB. All 3 were very cloudy and yellowed, I could only see shapes through them. I have done some BC/CC painting and have the DA buffer with several buffing pads intended to buff out the clear coat. When I

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
a shot. I appreciate the suggestion. Dan Sent from my iPad On Oct 10, 2014, at 8:02 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
a shot. I appreciate the suggestion. Dan Sent from my iPad On Oct 10, 2014, at 8:02 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types manufacturers. LarryT 91 300D On 10/9/2014 11:49 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Need a front bumper cover for the S420. I've

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Percocet is Oxycodone usually mixed with tylanol as is 10/325 - 10mg oxycodone and 325 mg acetaminophen. I've been taking it for 15 years or so... a few years back we dropped the acetaminophen because it can cause liver problems when taken long term. LarryT 91 300D On 10/7/2014 12:36 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Craig, for that complete description -- I failed to see it before I wrote my email... Next time I'll check the other responses ;-) LarryT On 10/7/2014 1:37 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:33:54 -0400 Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: What

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
LarryT On 10/8/2014 9:47 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: ‎He didn't include hydromorphone. Dilaudid. Very potent pain medicine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydromorphone Rick Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Original Message From: LarryT via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, October 8

Re: [MBZ] MegaMB Day

2014-10-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
when reading their website for the sealing products they sound pretty safe with no propane, butane or any accelerators.They seem pretty compatible - what kind of push-back would a AC shop have? Their website says: / Permanently seals prevents leaks / Seals leaks in evaporators, condensers,

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-04 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 78 240D also has a lumpy idle. hopefully we'll hear a good answer...I'm looking forward to hear what bad delivery valves might do for a lumpy idle... when I rebuilt the engine several years ago I did not change the DVs. Also, like your engine, my starts at the 1st turn over even if

Re: [MBZ] OIL THREAD

2014-09-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hmmm I wonder if you'd need govt approval to grow sunflowers for fuel ? ;-) LarryT 91 300D On 9/30/2014 9:04 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Chiming in in the middle of this discussion... The Germans during WWII successfully developed production of synthetic fuel from coal. THe

Re: [MBZ] 2004 E320 4Matic- ABS ESP Malfunction Question

2014-09-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I know the feeling -- I've got a 78 240D like that. 330K and still going strong. The rust bug is getting going pretty bad on the rockers and floors.Also the park lug broke so it rolls in park. Other than that it just needs TLC. I refuse to scrap it as it's too good for that but I doubt

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