Re: [MBZ] OT: Driveway alarm

2021-04-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
trees between the house and the gate. The second one works just as good at over 1000 feet also through trees. With the cheaper units I found that those trees cut a lot of signal. Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On 2021-04-27 09:30, MG via Mercedes wrote: Oh forgot to mention, they have

Re: [MBZ] OT: Driveway alarm

2021-04-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
Oh forgot to mention, they have a vehicle only sensor which you bury in the ground. I didn't get that because it won't sense people walking up the drive. I'm willing to put up with the alerts from deer that wander by there, it helps with knowing when to go hunting don't-cha-know. Mitch

Re: [MBZ] OT: Driveway alarm

2021-04-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
In 2010 I bought this setup as well as another sensor and the handheld portable receiver. That way when I am out and about in the yard, 42ac, I have communication with the house. I replace the batteries once a year before it gets cold and it still works flawlessly. Well except for the few

[MBZ] OT country Preacher's son

2021-04-26 Thread MG via Mercedes
A little light humor An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men his age, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-31 Thread MG via Mercedes
. Probably will see my white TD that is my daily driver. Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On 2021-01-31 08:01, MG via Mercedes wrote: Still have 18 of them. I really need to haul some to the junkyard. Can we see your cars from outer space, or just the runway

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-31 Thread MG via Mercedes
VW: 5 Ford: 2 Chevy: 3 Dodge: 1 Jaguar: 3 Jeep: 2 Toyota: 2 MB: 8 --3-83 300TD 2-83 300D 1-81 300SD 1-84 300SD 1-83 300CD For sale ready to restore with new floors and some new body panels. Offers? Still have 18 of them. I really need to

Re: [MBZ] And the price keeps dropping...

2021-01-09 Thread MG via Mercedes
We got ours Thursday. Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: What stimulus checks? I haven't gotten anything. Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: Wonder why stimulus checks haven’t bought this car yet? https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/palm-harbor-2003-mercedes-e320/7259288771.html

Re: [MBZ] 4X4 Niss-Cedes

2020-12-31 Thread MG via Mercedes
and such. MG Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Allan, How do you like your Nissan Frontier? I ask because I’ve always wanted a small pickup truck for utility purposes, and the Frontier was always my first choice. I’ve yet to follow through on this, but as I near retirement I will probably pull

Re: [MBZ] Somebody needs this

2020-12-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
I've seen those on trucks that haul dump trailers. Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: What is that big tank thing in back? Hydraulic fluid? This looks like something used to drag trailers around a yard, not really a road-going truck --FT On 12/7/20 8:26 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Rental house update

2020-10-28 Thread MG via Mercedes
I hate to be a downer but if he suddenly finds out that his company isn't relocating and he wants you to send his money back YOU MIGHT WANT TO WAIT TILL A MONTH AFTER HIS CHECKS CLEAR. Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 27/10/2020 2:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Aside for

Re: [MBZ] A New Oil Specification for GDI Engines

2020-10-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
If the hose is cut couldn't you just stick the little straw from an ether spray can into the hose that goes into the manifold and give it a shot there? Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: That same engine is in a Pisten Bully PB200, ours actually has an OM352LA (turbo/intercooled). It also has

Re: [MBZ] A New Oil Specification for GDI Engines

2020-10-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
That would explain it. I had myself worried that I'd missed something. Would be nice if our new Toy had that setup. Instead I'm told that they do something at idle to help clean the carbon off the injectors. Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote: Ignition. It's Sunday and I'm a quart low on

Re: [MBZ] A New Oil Specification for GDI Engines

2020-10-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote: Daimler "fixed" that in the aero engines (and the original 300 Gullwing) by putting the injector in the cylinder wall so it was covered by the piston during injection. Very expensive. Did you possibly mean "ignition" rather then "injection"? Can't

Re: [MBZ] Headlight polishing

2020-09-30 Thread MG via Mercedes
I have also heard of some who used the newer ceramic polishes for the paint on a car. Can't remember which one but a search on you tube will turn up quite a few ways to go about it. Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: In one of the blog posts I read about this subject, the author used urethane

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-30 Thread MG via Mercedes
I have 8 and they are all plastic. Only one showed a leak previous to my ownership. Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Mitch Haley via Mercedes writes: Did the W123 have mechanical oil gauge its entire life? My '83 300D does, and IIRC the line is steel not plastic. Allan

Re: [MBZ] 1991 350SDL Vacuum pump

2020-09-23 Thread MG via Mercedes
If this is the same system as the one on my daughter's SD, the pump locks and unlocks both the doors and the gas door. So if the doors lock and unlock then the pump is not your problem. If the tubing is good then the next place to look is the air pod for the gas door, or there could also be

Re: [MBZ] OT: replace fan on video card?

2020-09-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
The river of warrior women will also have them. Sometimes they have 4 little screws in the corners that go into the fins on the heat sink to hold them on. Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: My computer has an older video card, this one specifically:

Re: [MBZ] Highest Mileage MB You’ve Owned

2020-09-11 Thread MG via Mercedes
330K and counting 83 300TD. Still going strong. Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: The 330k mile CDI I got from poos is the highest mile car I have had that I have driven. I do have a 450k mile SDL sitting in the back 40 I got from Curley years ago. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2020, at

Re: [MBZ] Long distance car deals

2020-08-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
You are just too nice a person to ever think like that. Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Diabolical! Why didn't I think of that? On Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 6:57 PM MG via Mercedes wrote: Tell him to show up with cash and he will get the car and title. What he wants sounds like enough

Re: [MBZ] Long distance car deals

2020-08-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
Tell him to show up with cash and he will get the car and title. What he wants sounds like enough to register the car in his name and then send the cops to claim it. Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I got some dude off benzworld wanting to buy my cab. He says he wants to wire me the money

Re: [MBZ] cheap 240D 4spd

2020-08-10 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's the ones made for the clown cars! Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Sun, 9 Aug 2020 14:37:36 -0400 Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/cary-1981-mercedes-240d/7174281797.html Good little diesel project going for cheap 145,000 original miles

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** RE: Samsung refrigerators

2020-07-13 Thread MG via Mercedes
We have a warm water one at the club. Warm being at least 120deg. It is a small (for a restaurant unit) 1 rack unit and runs on 110 but it's not for home use being 36x36x72 inch (wxdxh). Like Scott says it is noisy and fast at about 90 sec per cycle but dishes do need to be pre rinsed and

Re: [MBZ] Turbo Diesal, very good on gas. Duel DVD players

2020-07-12 Thread MG via Mercedes
My diesels don't do so good on gas. Maybe I need to get one of these new diesels. Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: FYI -- (not mine) I am selling a very Nice Mercedes ALL WHEEL DRIVE! It is a Turbo Diesal Bluetech with only 88,000 miles. Very Good on gas 24MPG Fully Loaded with all power

Re: [MBZ] So basically it is airborne and anything less than a N95 is a waste of time?

2020-07-11 Thread MG via Mercedes
confused me. Mind you something not very hard to do. ;-) MG Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On Fri, July 10, 2020 8:04 am, MG via Mercedes wrote: Because the dust will probably catch on the interior of the supply duct before it even gets to any filters that may be in the room supply vents

Re: [MBZ] So basically it is airborne and anything less than a N95 is a waste of time?

2020-07-10 Thread MG via Mercedes
Because the dust will probably catch on the interior of the supply duct before it even gets to any filters that may be in the room supply vents. MG Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: "the charged plasma induces particles to coagulate or stick together making them bigger and easier for

Re: [MBZ] So basically it is airborne and anything less than a N95 is a waste of time?

2020-07-10 Thread MG via Mercedes
into the intake duct and then another one before the air handler, so in that case this plasma device would be between the two filters so that the dust that has coagulated doesn't get into the evaporator fins to eventually clog it up. I may have to get one of these. MG OK Don via Mercedes wrote

Re: [MBZ] w123 2.88 diff anyone?

2020-07-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
3.5L I6, 2.82, 1.3 Liter 1990-1991, 350 SDL, OM603.97 3.5L I6, 2.82, 1.3 Liter 1986-1991, 420 SEL, M116.965 4.2L V8, 2.47, 1.3 Liter 1986-1991, 560 SEL, M117.968 5.6L V8, 2.47 ASR/2.47, 1.3 Liter 1986-1991, 560 SEC, M117.968 5.6L V8, 2.47 ASR/2.47 LSD/2.47, 1.3 Liter MG

Re: [MBZ] Happy 220D engine day

2020-06-16 Thread MG via Mercedes
We are driving our OM617 down to Orlando on 6/17. That is a 240 mile round trip. Not a very large distance but it will get it out to stretch it's legs. MG Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: May your OM615 run well on this 6/15! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB 875 miles

Re: [MBZ] URO w124 grille

2020-05-30 Thread MG via Mercedes
Not me. I would give anyone at least $500 for a good clean rustfree 300TD. As long as the AC and everything else works. MG Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Who among us is cheap? Sent from my iPhone On May 30, 2020, at 5:53 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Not easy to find

Re: [MBZ] 240D rehab/clutch

2020-05-17 Thread MG via Mercedes
If the car hasn't been used for a long time it may be that the disk is rusted to the flywheel. That has happened more then once on some cars I have had. If you can start it in gear you should be able to break it loose by sudden acceleration deceleration while holding the clutch down. MG

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out

2020-05-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
I'm with you. I read almost all the emails and those that don't interest me at the first few words get the trash bag. MG Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: I like seeing the pointers to cars for sale, because I don't use Facebook nor do I have the time to browse craigslist, copart, hemmings

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out

2020-05-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's true I have only 330k or so now. My wife's Tacoma has over 360 and doesn't leak anywhere. Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 14/05/2020 4:38 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Well the past couple of months my 83 TD has been running exceptionally well. Could it be because of a much higher

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out

2020-05-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well the past couple of months my 83 TD has been running exceptionally well. Could it be because of a much higher quality of fuel then we have been getting? Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: OK, I am sticking my neck out here because I am going to complain about the list. It is really going

Re: [MBZ] Amazon is floundering

2020-05-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
for a lot of the comments of parts missing and torn or damaged boxes that one sees in the reviews. MG Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PZ6ZN3R Allan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http

Re: [MBZ] Amazon is floundering

2020-05-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
link to part please MG Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Ordered a part on Monday. Today, Friday, it has not yet even shipped. They used to ship most stuff within a day if not hours. Allan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http

Re: [MBZ] Cheap 87 300D in Poosland

2020-04-29 Thread MG via Mercedes
So am I but damed if I'm going to go look at a pig in a poke. As long as some people insist on doing Fakebook I'm out of contact. MG Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: But you are our Florida Man --FT On 4/29/20 10:01 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Port Orange is not in my area. Day

Re: [MBZ] Cafe au lait oil?

2020-04-29 Thread MG via Mercedes
Disconnect that line from the tank and put it into a glass of water and look for bubbles. Keep the connection on the tank closed with your finger and keep the cap on it. MG Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: Right but I don’t have a radiator neck, I have a coolant expansion tank

Re: [MBZ] sheet metal glue

2020-04-13 Thread MG via Mercedes
Oh forgot to say that I used small ductwork sheet metal screws. Very sharp point and short. Worked great. MG Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Long-ish story, but I'm working on making a custom transisition piece between two non-standard duct sizes. I have mocked up what I need to make using

Re: [MBZ] Wasn't Someone

2020-04-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
position. This antenna does not have the extra wire or the solenoid to do the half way. I could never see the point of that on the original antenna as the radio reception would be lousy except if the station was close so I always had it in the full up position anyway. MG Dan Penoff via

Re: [MBZ] Wasn't Someone

2020-04-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
Insane price! I just bought a whole replacement antenna assembly and 10 or more different seals for various cars for only $32.99 on Amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XGN8FG3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8=1 MG Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: Looking

Re: [MBZ] OT - No Nuclear Kitty

2020-04-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
adays get this at a CVS or Eckards. MG Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: My parents have a diabetic cat, she's been insulin dependent for I don't remember how long, 5-6 years probably. The only reason they can afford it is because my mother used to work at an old folks home and the nurses

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** ? Aeronca

2020-04-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
Mann via Mercedes wrote: Does it have log books? Engine? What year? How long since flown or had annual? Wood wing spars? Stored inside? I'm interested maybe... On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 3:26 PM MG via Mercedes wrote: If you want another project I have almost all of the parts for an Aeronca

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** ?

2020-04-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
It has/had an n number and was registered wouldn't know where to find the data plate. OK Don via Mercedes wrote: I would be, if I thought I'd live long enough to get it to flying condition ... It needs a data plate and N number to be able to be legal. On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 5:26 PM MG via

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** ?

2020-04-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
If you want another project I have almost all of the parts for an Aeronca Chief. MG OK Don via Mercedes wrote: I pulled the roller up and down the runway today, and managed to get the Tailwind onto it's gear today. The second airframe is the Woddy's Pusher project, with the Cessna in the back

Re: [MBZ] A new type of fire extinguisher

2020-03-29 Thread MG via Mercedes
that he made. A really interesting character sharp as a tack for all his age at the time. MG Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: That’s what I was thinking. It sure looks like one when they use it. There was some mention of the chemical(s) used in it on their web site. -D On Mar 28, 2020, at 12

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kitchen Cabinets

2020-03-25 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's the one! Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Don't be so clumsy? RB On 25/03/2020 5:20 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Nope, way off. Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Rubber dishes? RB On 25/03/2020 1:07 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: You do know there is a cure for that, right? MG

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kitchen Cabinets

2020-03-25 Thread MG via Mercedes
Nope, way off. Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Rubber dishes? RB On 25/03/2020 1:07 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: You do know there is a cure for that, right? MG Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: We have the dark brown granite counter tops that were fashionable 20 years ago. They do

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kitchen Cabinets

2020-03-25 Thread MG via Mercedes
You do know there is a cure for that, right? MG Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: We have the dark brown granite counter tops that were fashionable 20 years ago. They do NOT stain but are truly impressive at breaking glassware when dropped from cabinet height.. On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11

Re: [MBZ] OT - Ceiling Fan/Electrical Quandary

2020-03-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's what I have used. Allows you to move the box from side to side and position it just where you need it. I also add a drywall screw into each claw to make sure it will stay. Suspenders and belt you know! MG Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: That may be my approach. The (ventilation) fan

Re: [MBZ] OT - Ceiling Fan/Electrical Quandary

2020-03-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
and if there is enough slack you can run it into the box for the new fan and not even bother with touching the original box. You were planning to have a junction box on the new fan right or is it some new thing that doesn't require one? It's been a few years since I last installed a ceiling fan. MG Dan

Re: [MBZ] It just keeps getting worse

2020-03-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Amen. Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Cashed in his chips? -D On Mar 21, 2020, at 1:45 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I think he was in poor health for quite some time. Not related to the virus as far as I know. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 21, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Peter Frederick

Re: [MBZ] Hey, here's a noncontroversial Benz idea

2020-03-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Cassio g-shock. If you go below 350 feet then you are probably dead anyway, unless you are a real professional. Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote: Seiko 7009 no matter what I'm doing except when immersion in water is part of it. Take it off then. ___

Re: [MBZ] 124 brakes

2020-03-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote: Rears are identical, clean the calipers well and use some anti-sieze on the slots to help preventing brake drag (this is a real problem on the wagon for some reason). Fronts are easier as it's a single piston floating caliper. Remove one slide bolt,

Re: [MBZ] LIST MOM was OT: other effects of wuhan CV

2020-03-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Dan, really??? Overreaction I'm with Meade. MG Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Please moderate me for the duration of Curly's moderation. - Max Charleston SC ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive

Re: [MBZ] Case in point: How to lie with statistics

2020-03-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
It still comes in glass bottles? All I've looked at in the stores are in plastic. In any case your method will probably work quite well, unless you don't want to buy a bottle just to find out. MG Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:55:36 -0500 MG via Mercedes wrote

Re: [MBZ] Case in point: How to lie with statistics

2020-03-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
If it says 'contains quinine' on the bottle then it should. If I remember right quinine fluoresces under UV light so you could hit it with your AC leak detector light and see what happens MG. Clay via Mercedes wrote: So, I should increase intake of Gin and Tonic? I wonder if Schweppes

Re: [MBZ] '79 300TD on BAT with a "saffron" interior

2020-03-16 Thread MG via Mercedes
Mellow yellow Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: The color or the spice? On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 12:35 PM Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: I'm just mad about saffron G -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] Desperately need a W123 driver's door or door shell

2020-02-12 Thread MG via Mercedes
Then when you add the cost of the used door and the freight shipping, it might be a bit more then you thought. Depending on where it came from. Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Repair cost would exceed installation/replacement with a less rusty door. On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Re: [MBZ] Replacement Key Head for 124

2020-01-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
At the UF print lab where they will do printing for a reasonable cost they have a printer that uses a carbon fiber embedded plastic that they have used to produce motorcycle brake and clutch levers that are almost impossible to break. MG Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Something as a small

Re: [MBZ] Something for the guys who need to avoid deer

2019-12-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
OOPS!! I forgot the link. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/BDYV3N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8=1 MG via Mercedes wrote: Possibly something like this which doesn't rely on reflection from the ground. Cheap enough to buy one and see if it works and then get more for better

Re: [MBZ] Something for the guys who need to avoid deer

2019-12-17 Thread MG via Mercedes
Possibly something like this which doesn't rely on reflection from the ground. Cheap enough to buy one and see if it works and then get more for better coverage. MG G Mann via Mercedes wrote: Any reason why the device could not be mounted on a stationary stand, clear of runway [of course

Re: [MBZ] I hate windows

2019-12-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
search for free windows 10 on youtube. I remember seeing it there Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: I've got to move to Win 10 soon, where can I get it free or cheap? Max Dillon Charleston SC Dec 14, 2019 8:40:49 AM ROGER HALE via Mercedes : It's unfortunate that some of you hate Windows.

Re: [MBZ] OT more boars 

2019-12-13 Thread MG via Mercedes
Lots of fun. I have had one for a long time now and love to shoot it. Though I thought it was a Super Blackhawk in .44 magnum. Is that the same thing? Kicks about like the Dragoon with 30 grains of triple X in it. MG Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I've got a Blackhawk (I think

Re: [MBZ] oil grade for m119

2019-12-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
I have no idea. Let me know if you do it. MG Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: Can we use a Chrysler diff housing? Look what you have to pay for genuine Torsen to fit a 226mm Mopar/GETRAG (click on Chrysler 300 / Dodge Charger) https://torsen.com/aftermarket-sales/ Mitch. On December 7, 2019

Re: [MBZ] oil grade for m119

2019-12-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
to order and buy possibly all three or so of the rings to find out which one would work. If I knew someone in a good diff rebuilding place that would at least let me borrow the rings to try or whom I could trust to do the job right then I might revisit the idea. MG Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote

Re: [MBZ] OT - do we have any structural engineers on the list?

2019-11-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
have with the plywood. The whole porch is about 20x35 with monolithic slab on the ground so no racking or shifting of the floor there. In your case I might be very easily talked into doing the same cable tensioning under the floor just because. MG Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 06/11/2019

Re: [MBZ] 124/201 ball joint tool

2019-11-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
cutting off stem and heated up the arm / joint with a torch, they pressed out pretty easy. - Max Charleston SC On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 8:40 AM MG via Mercedes wrote: They must be in there a lot tighter then in the 123. I knocked the ball joints out of mine with two hammers very

Re: [MBZ] 124/201 ball joint tool

2019-11-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
They must be in there a lot tighter then in the 123. I knocked the ball joints out of mine with two hammers very easily. Put the ball of one hammer on the bottom of the ball joint and then hit the flat head of that hammer with a bigger one. The round ball end supposedly collapses the outside

Re: [MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
ught another boat this week and my younger son and I are going to haul it out to the cottage tomorrow for winter storage under the carport. I wish it were spring and we were going to put it in the lake and try it out. Randy On 01/11/2019 3:33 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Well I finally got around to fi

Re: [MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
been. I bought another boat this week and my younger son and I are going to haul it out to the cottage tomorrow for winter storage under the carport. I wish it were spring and we were going to put it in the lake and try it out. Randy On 01/11/2019 3:33 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Well I

Re: [MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
to haul it out to the cottage tomorrow for winter storage under the carport. I wish it were spring and we were going to put it in the lake and try it out. Randy On 01/11/2019 3:33 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Well I finally got around to fixing my fuel tank. Cut a piece of sheet metal and put

Re: [MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
Nah. Just have to rinse them good with water. I couldn't even get the light smoke to ignite. I think it was mostly steam from the water drying up. Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: Brazing diesel tanks is not safe, either. I've done it, and it sucks. My secret was to stuff a hose from the

Re: [MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
It is diesel. I just filled it with water and then emptied it a couple of times. Took out the strainer, level sender and all the hoses. Saw just a very light smoke coming out, probably due to the water drying. No flames anywhere at any time. MG Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 01/11

[MBZ] tank patched

2019-11-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well I finally got around to fixing my fuel tank. Cut a piece of sheet metal and put it on. It isn't as pretty a job as the factory did on the fuel line spigot but it doesn't leak any more. Good day to work today 65 deg all day. It was glorious. MG ___ http

Re: [MBZ] OT - Concrete Slab Construction

2019-10-31 Thread MG via Mercedes
I believe it was incorrect tension. OK Don via Mercedes wrote: The presence, or lack of them caused the collapse? On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 2:01 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Post tensioning cables. -D Is that not what caused the problem with that pedestrian

Re: [MBZ] OT - Concrete Slab Construction

2019-10-31 Thread MG via Mercedes
If it's the top floor of the parking deck then it might be for solar hot water heating. MG Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: Nope. If you closely, you can see the conduit (gray) run across the deck as well. Note that it’s spaced pretty evenly in one direction, but the ones that cross at 90

Re: [MBZ] 124 front ball joints - seems like I just did this job

2019-10-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
butt. It was, but well worth it given the results. MG Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Thanks! Max Dillon Charleston SC Wed Oct 23 21:17:23 EDT 2019 Peter Frederick via Mercedes : Jack up the wheel, lock the brakes, and apply significant force on the lug bolts with a wrench. Any mov

Re: [MBZ] Fuel tank

2019-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
a soldering iron rather than a torch. Much safer without flame. I wonder also about getting the liquid sealing stuff that you pour into the tank and slosh around in case there are more pin holes about to appear. Didn't we have a thread on that not too long ago? Randy On 21/10/2019 8:58 AM, MG via

Re: [MBZ] Fuel tank

2019-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
sealant in a caulking tube. (sorry, I forgot what it was. It held for years, probably until the truck was crushed. they rusted above the seam, and mine was rusted out 18-24 inches, and at places inch size holes. MG via Mercedes wrote on 10/21/19 10:04 AM: May give that a try or some of that two

Re: [MBZ] Fuel tank

2019-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
coasts to a stop, the gas tank stops with no further drama, the woman gets out of the car and says, "I think I lost my gas tank." Uh yeah looks like it. I felt bad for her but it was pretty funny, all things considered. --FT On 10/21/19 9:58 AM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Found a

[MBZ] Fuel tank

2019-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Found a small leak in my fuel tank on the 83 300TD yesterday. Called just now and MB wants over a thousand for a new one. Looks like I will be draining it and brazing the hole in the not too distant future unless I can find a good one pretty soon in a local U-pull. MG

Re: [MBZ] Tesla Model 3: More "Global Climate Change" than a Mercedes

2019-10-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
They should and do if they were set up right, with the right equipment and the battery back-up capabilities. Scott Ritchey via Mercedes wrote: Reminds me of a TV mystery where hospital patients died mysteriously day after day at about the same time. It turned out that he cleanin lady

Re: [MBZ] Tesla Model 3: More "Global Climate Change" than a Mercedes

2019-10-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
From what I have read of the manual, this thing plugs into an outlet on one of the circuits of your breaker panel and then feeds back into the panel. The bad part of that is when the power goes out and you have the battery backup off grid controller and inverter installed when the power goes

Re: [MBZ] Cord Cutting

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
most of the house, with the master bedroom using 5GHz wifi from a mesh network that has a node maybe 15 feet away. Signal strength is solid. -D On Oct 15, 2019, at 5:11 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: I got the impression that it had nothing to do with bandwidth. Here is a quote of what I read, W

Re: [MBZ] Toyota Hilux?

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
damn straight I will when I get fed up with garbage from people who have never owned one. Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Wow! Don't hold back. Tell us what you really think. Randy On 15/10/2019 3:32 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Holy Sh-t people have you ever had one? How long should

Re: [MBZ] Toyota Hilux?

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
200k on his xB, but he's still unhappy about the Taco letting him down) Mitch On October 15, 2019 at 4:32 PM MG via Mercedes wrote: Holy Sh-t people have you ever had one? How long should it last to be considered good? As long as a Mercedes? My wife has driven an 03 4cyl 2wd Tacoma since new

Re: [MBZ] Cord Cutting

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
tions when it comes to pixellation or quality, but again, we’re so close to the antennas here it rarely occurs. -D On Oct 15, 2019, at 4:05 PM, MG via Mercedes wrote: Thanks Dan, One of the reviewers was saying something about a slight picture problem in fast action shots so I was wonde

Re: [MBZ] Toyota Hilux?

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
Holy Sh-t people have you ever had one? How long should it last to be considered good? As long as a Mercedes? My wife has driven an 03 4cyl 2wd Tacoma since new. Like she stole it (80 mph +). $22K for a 4 door 2wd with a lid on the bed. Had oil changes every 5000mi. Repairs you ask? One

Re: [MBZ] Cord Cutting

2019-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
Thanks Dan, One of the reviewers was saying something about a slight picture problem in fast action shots so I was wondering about that. MG Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: We’re working off our alternate sources right now to get a feel for how things will be, and we haven’t had any quality

Re: [MBZ] Cord Cutting

2019-10-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
Did you buy this yet or are you just in the considering stage? I was wondering as to how much degradation of the picture the transcoding causes in quick action scenes and sports. MG Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Our cable company (Comcast/Spectrum) is about to bend us over the back

Re: [MBZ] 240D Question: Dangerous?

2019-10-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
How can that be dangerous? I am very often behind people who take a quarter to a half of a mile to get up to 60 when getting onto a highway. None of them were ever driving a 240D. Don Snook via Mercedes wrote: I found an 82 240D automatic nearby with 211K miles. Has working a/c and good

Re: [MBZ] 722 Trans again

2019-09-23 Thread MG via Mercedes
That was a secret that I sent off line to him. But if you promise to tell no one else here is a copy. MG Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. Take the transmission out and get someone to hold it while it is standing on the tail end. Then lower the TC into place while rotating it back

Re: [MBZ] 1982 240D Shifting

2019-09-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
Kevin, if you have the manual look up 14-050 for the 123.123 (240D). That has both the older and the newer 81 on picture description and vacuum diagrams for the 240D. If you don't have it let me know and I will try to send it to you. Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: We took Hildegard out

Re: [MBZ] 32K 240D on BAT

2019-09-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
Manual says both sides are the same. Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: Hammer price $13250! Wow!! I have 12.5% of that money in my 1982 240D with just under 6x the miles! I need to install an AC compressor in mine as well. Bonus: I was checking out the trunk and came across some new brake

Re: [MBZ] 1982 240D Valve Adjustment (Ventileinstellung)

2019-09-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
Don't remember about that one but a lot of the connectors inside the plastic parts are soldered onto the wire. Sounds like someone took a shortcut there. MG Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: Are washers required under the air filter housing mounting nuts? Also, while Messing with the main

Re: [MBZ] 722.3 trans update

2019-09-13 Thread MG via Mercedes
How about this one? https://www.amazon.com/Roadstar-Adjustable-Trolley-Transmission-Adapter/dp/B07GBXXHNL/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=transmission+floor+jack+adapter=1568378311=8-10 MG Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive/jacks-jack-stands/transmission-jacks/450

Re: [MBZ] 722.3 trans update

2019-09-12 Thread MG via Mercedes
. MG Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: I found the shift lever seal on fleabay. It arrived first! I ordered it last! still don't know the MB part number. MB Tampa bay could not find P/N. The autohaus order came in after 7-8 days. The MB stealer websites all want very high shipping costs

Re: [MBZ] ADSIT Redeems Themselves

2019-09-12 Thread MG via Mercedes
they are on the way out of business and just trying to get rid of everything they have. I know I won't be ordering from them again. MG OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Amazing - perhaps they did learn from their mistakes in the past??? They must have, they are still in business

Re: [MBZ] YASV -- Yet another satellite view

2019-09-05 Thread MG via Mercedes
And Max. They and theirs are all in the middle of it right now. MG Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: Stay safe Floyd. Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 11:27 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Getting stronger gustier here now but les

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro headlight help

2019-09-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
He is definitely doing a fine job and I will let him know that. I have learned a few things from watching his videos. MG Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: He looks like the sort of fellow who would talk to you if he had a minute (or maybe even if he did not have a minute). Be sure to pat

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